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WAIT, Douching? No Thanks- NOT A Fan.

May 4, 2016
by
LAURYN

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NO, no not DOUCHEBAGS…

But DOUCHING.

You know, like your vagina.

CASUAL.

If you’re scratching your head thinking: “HUH?” That’s totally fine, you’re not missing out.

WAIT, but WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS DOUCHING?

This source explains the whole thing very, VERY clearly: “it’s a rather old practice, and many younger women may not be aware of what it actually is.

Basically, it’s a bath for your vagina.

The vagina is always putting out something. During your period, it is obviously blood, but during your fertile time, you will also have discharge that is clear. It is designed to aid the sperm in making their way up the vaginal canal. Even on normal days, the vagina secretes small amounts of discharge. If you have an STD, this discharge may smell or look greenish. However, it is normal to have a small amount of vaginal discharge every day.

Douching is a way to essentially stop this discharge. You have a plastic bag full of fluid with a nozzle on the end. You sit on the toilet, insert the nozzle like a tampon, and squeeze the bag. The technical term for this is irrigating the vagina. Some douches are just water, but some have cleansing chemicals and deodorants that make the area smell nice and clean. It depends on your preference which one you use.

Although shooting water up your vajayjay may not sound like fun, many women swear by it as a method to control odor.”

Eer?

First off, here’s a couple of vintage ad’s I found online that showcase “internal cleansing.”

So proper, back in the day, right. I probably would’t have fit in very well…

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Let’s go deeper ( maybe deeper isn’t the right word for this post? ) though. Why do women feel the need to douche in the first place?

EASY: to clean out the vagina & prevent odor.

Innocent enough.

Side note: in my opinion ( again, this is my opinion— you do YOU ), you should look into consulting a gynecologist if there’s a very strong odor down there. And nothing to be embarrassed about. Gyno’s have seen it all. LITERALLY.

The reason being? The odor could be an infection. Get the infection nipped in the bud ( HA! ). Usually the doctor will prescribe some antibiotics & ODOR BE GONE.

So back to douching, is it BAD for you?

I’ve researched this subject A LOT…& from what I’ve found: YES. It’s dreadful, actually.

Firstly, it can cause infections in the vagina which makes the odor WORSE.

Think of it like this: you know how important ‘good’ bacteria is to your gut right? ( Remember this!! We’ve talked about the importance of probiotics. There’s good & bad bacteria ). You want good bacteria in your vagina like you want the good bacteria in your gut. & when you douche, it sort of sucks all the good/bad bacterial ( flora ) from the V-Jay. Removing all the bacteria is not healthy. According to this source, “the bacteria that resides there is good for you, and when you wash it away, the vagina is then susceptible to infections that the body would otherwise protect against.”

Many studies have even linked douching to cervical cancer. There’s still ongoing research on the discovery.

Lastly: don’t go the Summer’s Eve/Vagasil route either.

Listen, I did the whole Summer’s Eve dance in high school because well, I was in high school & didn’t do the proper research like the care-free, whatevs tenth grader in a Juicy velour tracksuit that I was ( for those of you who don’t know what SE is, it’s a body wash that supposedly freshens & cleans your vagina ).

Here’s the truth: Summer’s Eve “cleansing wash” is filled with bullshit like parabens, methylisothiazolinone ( ALLERGENS!!!), & preservatives…a real yeast infection waiting to happen.

Yah so, basically stuff you don’t want touching your sacred vagina with a ten foot pole, you know?

To be real, I clean my flower everyday, thank you…in the shower with a good, old bar of all-natural preservative-free soap. Also, anyone heard of vagina steaming? Don’t judge until you TRY! If you need a step-by-step on how to wash your vagina, check out this visual…lol— you know you love me?

& just for the record: douching does NOT ( NOT, not ) prevent STDs, pregnancy, or UTIs.

Ok, your turn: questions, suggestions, thoughts? I know you guys have opinions! SPILL. No need to blush here.

Keep it sparkly, lauryn x

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Yes, Plz…Mason Jar Lids With STRAWS: So You DON’T Have To Spill Shit All Over Your Car

by
LAURYN

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Well, shit.

If these aren’t the cutest things you’ve ever seen then…?

First off THESE ARE LIDS. With BPA-free straws. THAT FIT ON MASON JARS. LIFE MADE.

Backstory: the reason I even Googled these lids in the first place was because my daily green drink would spill ( no literally, SPILL ) in the car on the way to the office. ANNOYING. I can’t count how many times I’ve spilled iced cold brew or a green smoothie. Google delivered & led me to these cuties.

Clearly a lid prevents this whole situation. If I’m home, I’ll just use these silicone straws, but if I’m on the go? A lid, please.

Ok back to the greatest invention ever: these lids w/ lead-free straws.

Is there anyone else out there that is just freaking over these? Like these random $9 dollars lids are life-changing? Or I am off my rocker? HELLO? I don’t know, obviously I get excited about weird shit. So Martha Stewart-ish, my God.

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Anyway, you can find a bunch of different colors, brands, patterns, & tones ( there are GOLD ones, guys ) on sites like Amazon or Target or even at a local Home Goods. Just make sure they’re the right size for whatever mason jar you own.

Speaking of mason jars, I’m very much into the LARGEST ones available ( pictured in this post ); the 32 ounce ones just do it for me. Shocking, I go for the biggest size.

AND before you call me a basic bitch for being mason jar-obsessed ( it does feel kind of Pinterest, circa 2010 barnyard wedding, no? ), DON’T, because they’re very handy for things like smoothies, protein shakes, coffee, & TSC Pink Detox Drink. Shit you could even put oatmeal on-the-go in one of them. Just add the lid & you’re good to go. Get creative.

Ultimately it seems like no one ever has time so anything to make life easier…like these lids is VERY welcome in my life.

OH…also LOVING mason jar…martini shaker LIDS. It had to be said. Clever, right.

On that sassy note, EPISODE 9 of TSC HIM & HER PODCAST is liveeeee. Make sure you’re subscribed so you can listen to each podcast the second they hit iTunes! They’re especially fun while you’re working out.

Talk soon, enjoy the lids— you’ll never look back. Promise.

– lauryn x

+ ONE more day of the beauty giveaway! enter here.

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The Emergency Wedding Kit…Plus A Little Giveaway

April 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

beauty giveaway | by the skinny confidential
beauty giveaway | by the skinny confidential

Some of you guys saw that I shared my daytime makeup routine on Snapchat the other day, & one of the staple products shared was CC cream. That same day a lovely little package of goodies arrived with a bunch of other goodies. Coincidently the package contained my favorite CC cream.

Weird, I guess everyone is loving it because it’s just THAT good.

Anyway, since the whole package was so cute ( & inexpensive! ) I figured I’d share it on The Skinny Confidential for any brides to be. This seems like kind of the perfect bridal grab bag because 1.) it’s the prettiest, TSC-esque pink, 2.) it’s filled with insane products, & 3.) it has my ride or die, dewy CC cream.

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This pretty, limited edition Lela Rose Spring 2016 Cosmetic Bag is filled with:

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial primer and Brightener
Alterna Caviar CC Cream Extra Hold Plus
clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant
CLEAN Fragrance Air VOC
Wei Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk
Nuxe mini Hand Cream
Frais Pocket Sanitizer
BLISS Fabulous Drench ‘n’ Quench Cream-to-Water Lock-in Moisturizer Mini Tube
Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Trio Packette
Erno Laszlo pHelityl Cleansing Bar
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse
Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Dot
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum
REN Glycol Lactic Mask
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
♡ A gift to you from Beauty.com

See? Basically they filled this pink bag with all the latest bridal trends.

Clearly it’s bridal season so whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or planning on attending a wedding, this bag will cover you. Think of it as an emergency kit for the bridal season.

Three favorites are IT Cosmetics CC cream ( this deserves its own post ), the facial brightening, & CLEAN fragrance.

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beauty giveaway | by the skinny confidential

beauty giveaway | by the skinny confidential

Well, call me Kris Kringle because I’ve teamed up with Beauty.com to give away one full on beauty bag with all these goodies, a signed copy of The Skinny Confidential Book, & the Bombshell Body Guide. Just comment on my latest Instagram & share your favorite summer beauty product. EASY.

ALSO, if you’re engaged, check out Beauty.com’s bridal tutorials, curated spring bridal content, & bridal-themed guest editor page.

AND to whoever has already done the whole wedding thing: what’s the one beauty product you didn’t think you would need on your wedding…that you ended up REALLY needing? I feel like someone’s going to say a tampon?

HA!

Chat soon,

– lauryn, x

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TSC HIM & HER PODCAST | Episode 7

April 25, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Quick little hello on a Sunday to let you know: our latest episode of The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER PODCAST is live!

EPISODE 7 is all about delegation, maintaining your independence in a relationship, SEXXXXxxxXX, & MORE. Getting feisty.

Listen, let us know any feedback, & PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!

Here’s the cool thing about podcasts:

You can listen to a podcast when you’re at the gym, commuting to work, in bed ( yes I’ve put ear phones in before my nightly cup of CALM tea kicks in ) &/or while you’re cleaning the kitchen.

I’m actually guilty of doing all four of these things while listening to iTunes podcasts…everyday. Kind of having a huge podcast moment. They’re really the perfect medium. You can get shit done while you take in some info.

There are all kinds: business, comedy, Real Housewives, tax tips, TED Talks, & OURS— of course:

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See? If you’re not into podcasting yet— you’re missing out! Really, I’m FULLY, very addicted.

Along with TSC Weekly Newsletter, we’re also sending out a Podcast Newsletter. Simply subscribe here if you’re interested.

To make it easy for all you computer lovers: you can listen to EPISODE 7 right now:

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Expanding your team and delegating, maintaining independence, jealousy, your friends and your Snapchat, Sex on the first date? #askhimandher

Sticking with the whole podcast theme here: recently we were invited on Cristina Q’s podcast: Refashion. Basically it’s all about the fashion world…meeting the tech world. Fabulous idea, right.

Cristina had us on the show, fed us vodka ( gluten-free, hold the olives please ), & made us LAUGH…a lot. We talked about a bunch of random-ness…including branding, how long it took to break into the blogging world, & why it’s important to keep at it.

She also featured me & Michael on her blog. Check it out; I’m talking the magic of consistency, Snapchat, & all about the hustle. Michael’s talking about the importance of embracing social media:

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Cristina is a fucking hustler & an absolute doll. A total go-getter. My kinda girl.

We had a ball going on someone else’s podcast…especially because there was chilled Tito’s. HA!.

Subscribe to her podcast & listen to our episode on reFashion. Again, if you’re on a comp, here ya go.

THE REFASHION PODCAST BY CRISTINA Q.

OK LASTLY, little GIVEAWAY that will make you SWEAT:

if you guys review The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER Podcast, screenshot your reviews & send them to asklauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com…we’ll send you back a FREE whole week of TSC Bombshell Body Guide. YESSSS, then you can listen to podcasts while you squat! So easy.

…& even if you hate us & think we’re dreadful, send us your review. We love feedback.

SUBSCRIBE here for all our latest updates…& leave any topics you want to see below with your Instagram/Snapchat username so we can feature your question on the next episode. We’re filming tomorrow night, so ask away.

Ok, ok, off to bed to watch the new season of Game Of Thrones ( OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG, so excited ).

See you tomorrow, lauryn x

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the best beauty tip ever | by the skinny confidential

Bloated? Hungover? Puffiness? MEET THE ACTUAL CURE.

April 21, 2016
by
LAURYN

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To be TOTALLY transparent, I’m blogging from an iPhone currently because for some annoying, dreadful reason our Internet has decided to go KAPUT.

It’s always something.

Regardless, I’m over it because I literally just ate 1/3 ( 1/2? ) a container of raw almond butter…& raw almond butter always makes everything better.

Ok let’s talk about my BEST BEAUTY TIP OF 2016.

YES, I’M MAKING THAT STATEMENT.

HEARE YE, HEARE YE, we are gathered here today to discuss: ICE ROLLERS.

( Firstly, if grammar isn’t an A+ & punctuation is MEH, remember to give me a break because WELL, I’m on an iPhone. Bear with me, k? ).

Ok so, we’ve all been there: went overboard on the salted half rimmed margaritas, one too many slices of late night pizza, & just an all-around late night.

The cure? A morning ice roll.

I swear it like primes my face for makeup. Plus it freezes my wrinkles, no joke AND shrinks pores. If you’re a swollen mess from the night before, have no fear— an ice roller is here.

Here’s the deal. I’ve been doing ice facials since Sonja Morgan from RHONY recommended them after a brutal hangover circa 2014-ish when noble Countess LuAnn was yelling at Heather Yummie Tummie about being ‘uncool.’ It really wasn’t until my brutal jaw surgery that I discovered the IT beauty tip of 2016 ( AKA MY LIFE LINE ).

Let me set the scene: I was actively perusing Amazon ( SHOCKING, this is something I do on the regular ) & was searching ‘jaw surgery book.’ Weirdly, an ice roller popped up.

So I was like, “umm, yes. This will make life easier PLUS give me a little lymphatic drainage while I’m rolling downward on my swollen jaw.”

Added to cart……..& then shit, the rest is history.

Not only did I fall absolutely HEAD OVER HEELS in love with my ice roller ( I use the white roller with a blue handle ). I also entered into a committed relationship with my ice roller. Let’s put it this way: I use it every ( EVERY ) day, once sometimes twice a day for as long as it’s cold ( usually 2 to 3 minutes per time ). In fact, I’m grumpy if I don’t get to use it first thing in the AM!

This may very well be that I’m still a bit swollen ( YES, I KNOW— highly annoying ). Regardless I’ve been saying for years how amazing ice facials are ( WHAT UP, KATE MOSS— the supermodel does ice facials every morning ). Ice facials ARE most definitely insane but let’s be real: ice rolling is just more convenient.

What’s an ice roller you ask?

AN ICE ROLLER ROLLS FREEZING-NESS ALL OVER YOUR FACE.

Maybe not the most eloquent way to describe the tool, but it is what it is.

According to this source, the tool “is incredibly simple, intuitive, and low-effort. The fun part is that it lives in your freezer, so you just keep it in there to ensure that the roller head is always cool. Each morning, when you want to wake up and energize your skin, roll it over your cheeks, eye area, and neck. The tightening effect makes your face and jawline look slimmer, like a great contouring job in the form of a pleasant and cooling spa-like experience.”

UM HELLO? YES.

If this hasn’t transformed your beauty routine yet, let me tell you why you NEED one.

THE BENEFITS are endless really:

♡ A cold massage that tightens up pores/wrinkles while giving you kind of a lymphatic drainage.

♡ Minimizes redness, swelling, discomfort, &/or irration while fighting fatigue.

♡ Prevents wrinkle formation & lifts your face. YES.

♡ Roll it on your eyes: puffy eyes are a bitch. This literally helps so much with any eye puffiness. If you just had an eyebrow wax? Use it on your eyebrows to fight any swelling or redness.

♡ I also roll it on my neck & chest. It seriously revitalizes & lifts EVERYWHERE.

None of this is sponsored. Just buy an ice roller & prepare to FALL IN LOVE. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

BOYS: you need this too, especially after shaving.

Have you guys tried an ice roller? Do you love? How CRAZY is it? Especially when you’re hungover. It’s like magic.

That’s all.

Talk later! lauryn x

+ on a beauty related note: today on Snapchat I shared my entire day time make-up routine. It will be live for 24 hours! Check it out: @laurynevarts. Product info is also on my Twitter.

++ Episode 7 of TSC: HIM & HER PODCAST is live: delegation, independence, SEX, & relationship advice. Enjoy!

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