Posts Tagged ‘Lauryn Evarts’

Bras & Boobs

The Skinny Confidential x Nordstrom bra selection.

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Since the theme of the week seems to be boobies ( I mean, Nippies & the ‘I LOVE BOOBIE socks’ sort of set the boob-ish tone, right? ), So on that note, I figured I’d share some hottie bralettes that I’m seriously lusting after.

Totally ended up buying this lacy, sex kitten Honeydew number from Nordstrom the other day…GUILTY! It was too cute ( if you follow TSC on Instagram, this is old news ).

The Skinny Confidential x Nordstrom bra selection.

But really, Nordstrom gets me every time…I’m such a sucker.

Anyway for every bra purchased online ( from the above collage’s participating brands ) Nordstrom will donate $2 to the Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit supporting young women with breast cancer. LOVE it.

So shop away! Shopping for a good cause is always fun : ). What’s your fav? xx

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A Touch of Glammmmm

The Skinny Confidential x Urban Decay Cosmetics.

The Skinny Confidential x Urban Decay Cosmetics.

The Skinny Confidential x Urban Decay Cosmetics.

Last month I found out Urban Decay launched a makeup line for Nordstrom.

But before I share ANYTHING on TSC, I HAVE to try it out first.

So I did a little testy-test for a date two weekends ago…& YOU GUYS, it’s good.

Especially the contour kit.

I’m about contouring. A little contouring never hurt a flea.

And of course, a pop of red is always fun…

The Skinny Confidential x Urban Decay Cosmetics.

The Skinny Confidential talks makeup.

Anyway if you want to chisel those cheekbones & really pump up your assets, contouring works like a dream ( also known as Kim K’s best makeup tip ).

Debating on whether or not I should do a tutorial on this? Might be fun.

On this particular night, I was wearing this turtleneck dress ( turtlenecks > anything ) & these black pumps. Also, I definitely enjoyed a little champagne ( in the shower before I got ready? Party hardy. HA )…

Urban Decay x The Skinny Confidential.

But honestly, I stayed in with this look.

We had a date night at home with the BEST Brussels sprout salad EVER…going off on a tangent real quick because the Brussels sprout salad I get from the restaurant across the street is killer. I need to re-create it like, yesterday.

Here’s what I do for Michael when I’m in a pinch & dressed up with no freaking time ( SHHHHHH though!! ): grab two Brussels sprout salads ( the one I like has fresh Parm, basil, & lemon!!! ), a bottle of champagne ( pre-chilled ) from Ralph’s, & a thin-crusted pizza with EXTRA fresh basil & lemon ( from the same little restaurant across the street ).

Then I RUN MY ASS home, turn on sexy music, light candles, add the salad to a big bowl, put the pizza on a pizza plate, chill glasses, dim the lights, pour two glasses of Pellegrino, slice lemons, add a sprinkle of chili flakes on the salad/pizza, throw anything on the floor in the laundry room ( hide shit, it works! ), & ACT TOTALLY CASUAL when he walks in, fully like “hey babe, what’s up, oh this old set-up? PSST, just threw it together— no big deal” ( GEEZ, my God, the lengths we women must go to…we should get a damn trophy ).

& then I apply a little more lipstick & pretend to look effortless while he eats a slice of restaurant-bought AKA ‘homemade’ pizza ( #fakeituntilyoumakeit ):

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So ultimately this new makeup look kinda kicked ass for my at-home date night…& so did the Brussels sprout salad.

Definitely recommend both.

Anyone else throw together a fake-ass quick date night? Gotta do a video on this too. Share your secrets below. I won’t tell.

x Lauryn

{ P.S. I have a STERN curfew, if you didn’t know, so staying at home makes things much easier for everyone involved. x }

+ Photos by: Teresa Fae

The Skinny Confidential x Urban Decay Cosmetics.

Makeup I’m Wearing: 

Eyeshadow: ‘Naked Basics’ Palette
Contour Kit: ‘Naked Flushed’ Bronzer, Highlight, & Blush Palette
Foundation: ‘Naked Skin’ Weightless Definition Liquid
Bronzer: ‘Naked Skin’ Bronzer w/ SPF 20 ( << BRONZER x SPF!! )

Lip gloss: ‘Walk of Shame’
Lipstick: ‘Bang’

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MEOW! A Skinny Apple Fizz

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

MEOW!!!

This cocktail is real hot for fall.

I’m so into it right now because who doesn’t like to get their buzz on while drinking a serving of fruit?

HA!

Super simple: one shot vodka ( or three? ) ( << I like Tito’s because IT’S THE BEST EVER! ), a splash of real ( like, real, real…not ‘Simply Apple’ or any of that fake bullshit ), a splash of ginger beer or ginger ale, & top with sparkling water. I also added a little pinch of pumpkin pie spice because I wanted to get realllll festive over here.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS MARTINI SHAKER? I bought it at Target AKA Tarjay & just love it.

( Wolf or chihuahua? You decide. I feel like I have no idea ).

But cute, right?…so powerful & proud:

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

So this lil fizz is fun to make for Halloween parties…plus if you have kids you can tell them “it’s Mommy’s apple juice.”

& boy oh boy, is Mommy’s apple juice tasty.

But beware: don’t shake the ginger beer & sparkling water in the martini shaker…it will explode. This has happened to me about six million times. Just shake the vodka & apple juice together, pour over ice, & then splash the ginger beer or ale, and sparkling water. Garnish with an apple slice & some bomb-ass pumpkin pie spice AND BAM!!!

The Skinny Confidential shares her favorite apple fizz recipe.

The Skinny Confidential's apple fizz.

It’s just like a fall, apple picking, pumpkin hay ride your in mouth. Everything the season’s supposed to be & more…

Ok, do I need to convince you any more to try this deliciousness?

Maybe?

Ok, just watch this video I made with Chris Tran Media last week…cheers!

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TSC Series: The Best Damn…Bowls

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Currently: lounging in bed ( Michael’s in Miami…so comp in bed! Shhhh. ) at 1:00 AM eating raw coconut ice cream ( casual ) while Pixy snores & Mr. T.Boone Pickens sticks his long nose in my bowl.

But not just any ice cream bowl.

My magic, favorite, skinny $8 bowl.

Honestly if you guys have followed TSC for a while then YOU KNOW HOW FANATICAL I AM when it comes to these bowls.

I’m so committed that I bring them on vacation.

For reals though.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

I’m not a measurer…or a weigher…with my food. A lot of fitness bloggers will tell you to measure.

…meh.

Personally, I’d rather stare at a fly on the wall for 372616183 hours straight then measure my food everyday, so basically anything that involves measurements, BYE.

So my bowls. They’re just so cute & perfectly pre-portioned. And by the way, no one is paying me to say this— I just like the damn bowls ( obviously? ).

I’ve used these Anthropologie miso soup sized bowls FOR YEARSSSSSS. Impressively, they haven’t faded yet.

Things I eat in these bowls: raw ice cream, flaxseed chips, oatmeal, cereal, raw almonds, fruit, salads, soups, tuna fish…& everything else in the world.

In my opinion, if you’re looking to lose a few LB’s then portion control is EVERYTHING. I always tell my friends ( ya, I’m that annoying-ass friend ) “don’t eat out of the bag of chips!!! You will eat way more than you think!! Get a freaking bowl.”

Not a bowl that fits a small country, mini bowls:

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

Ultimately I’m totally perplexed why anyone would have any other bowl available in the kitchen. Kidding. Sorta.

These cuties just make life so much easier & way prettier. Really everyone should own a set.

Ok, Boone has ice cream all over his nose ( he’s so nosey…in every way) & is proceeding to wipe it on my whitest of white duvet. G2G!! xx. Lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks portion control.

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Mini DeLites

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ This weekend…making The Nanz’ cranberry/apple sauce }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ I LOVE BOOBIES socks by Stance }

Getting inspired can be difficult.

I realized this weekend how funny I am when it comes to becoming truly inspired.

Here’s the deal: I get really, really uninspired sometimes.

To the point where I’m unpleasant to be around. Sometimes it’s a ‘oh shit, stay away from Lauryn…’ sort of deal.

Michael just knows to stay away—- I kinda go into a funk.

On the other hand…when I’m inspired…look out! I’m a full blown wizard with levers & knobs conducting mad science shit in a laboratory playing with my mustache & wickedly laughing…by myself.

Mr. Wizard only comes out every so often though ( boo. ).

This Saturday he showed himself in FULL effect. Like, I was like: get out of my space, I’m getting creative & inspired, so MOVE bitch-kinda effect.

I can’t explain it really…but it sort of goes like this: I hole up in my house with a camera, food ( for eating but mainly for blogging ), a computer, music, candles, & a to-do list…& start plotting/planning. I don’t work out, don’t pick up my phone, & cut off the outside world. Picture me on the floor— not even sitting at a desk…just getting weird & real creative.

I only get like this every so often. & it’s almost an insanity. But it’s how I work.

Ultimately, my evil, little inner wizard is the foundation of TSC.

So. This weekend was gnarly. I literally didn’t leave my house.

Point: creativity is fleeting. Take it where you can. It’s hard to get fully inspired ( right?! ) but when you feel creative: TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. Unlease your inner wizard & create magic. Do you.

How do you get inspired? How do you keep the inspiration going? Tips please! x//lauryn

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{ Friday night, pre-wizardry…oh & the sun-kissed, post-vacay tan? All fake. I went to iTan for their spa week…it’s SO good. Happening 10/20-10/26 }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.{ Breast cancer awareness essentials…ESP loving the ‘tough as nails’ necklace }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Attempting to start planning…yikes! }

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Halloween-ready // book here }

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