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Q & A Sesh: Part II

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ Red lipstick found here }

Hiiiiiii.

Thanks to your recommendations I found some healthy options in Vegas : ).

Hippity hip hooray.

Ok so, it’s Q & A day again! I’m answering more questions from this post:

1.} Kat asked:

Have you ever done a water fast? If so would you recommend it?

No and no! A water fast has no nutrients or electrolytes. Read more here. Personally, I think I would faint x 10 if I did a water fast.

I would recommend a juice cleanse ( info found here). Also, Suja Juice does an amazing 3-day cleanse that is seriously life-changing. Good luck babe!

2.} Chelsea asked:

Do you wear extensions? If so, what kind??

I don’t wear extensions but I’m for it! I think if you buy the right ones ( I like these clip in ones )- they’re great. Weslie ( TSConf’s beauty expert ) uses clip in extensions & loves them!

As far as the more permanent ones: I’m not the biggest fan because I feel like they make your real hair fall out. Plus no guy wants to run his fingers through a glue-y hair extension.

But. Do what works for you! If you look good, you feel good. More hair info will be found in the book.

3.} Hannah asked:

Love your blog; the pictures, insights, tips, and the voice that you have created!
I just moved back to San Diego, where are some great spots to grab a drink? Or places that I must go to?!

Thank you, Hannah! I am going to do a guide to San Diego post : ).

In the meantime, I recommend Craft & Commerce for a craft cocktail, Fashion Valley Mall for shopping, The Little Italy Farmer’s Market for organic foods, & FIT Athletic Club for a gnarly workout.

4.} Kathy asked:

Love your blog! Here we go with the questions: do you color your hair? How often? What’s your favorite: food? Exercise? Way to relax? Vacation spot?

+ First question:

I do color my hair. I normally get a few highlights with toner. I probably get my hair colored every six to seven weeks.

Keep in mind: it’s tough to find an amazing hair colorist. My hair babe makes sure I use great product & doesn’t add too much color. Also, the longer you wait between treatments, the better.

Less is more! I used to over bleach my hair circa 2001 & it looked like dog shit. Now I like a more natural, hippie look.

A post on hair can be found here & here.

Also, all my hair tips/tricks/secrets will be found in my book.

+ Second question:

Food: avocado ( love this recipe ) or LEMON. LEMON EVERYTHING! I’m a lemon monster.

Exercise: traditional Pilates.

Way to relax: a book, red wine, Pixy, candles, & my fluffy bed.

Vacation spot: Cabo. Hands down. Also, Venice, Italy was pretty spectacular.

5.} Melissa asked:

Could you share your experience with fillers (if you have used them). How long the results last, how much product used, and how often? Your lips are so perfect! Thank you so much!

Nothing’s perfect ( besides Pixy )! I don’t have lip fillers & I’ve never filled my lips. I don’t know much about how long lip fillers last ( or the best brand to use ). As far as plastic surgery ( or filler ) goes I’m a big believer in do what well works for you. If you’ve done the research on the procedure & want to do it- do it.

Other people’s opinion of you is none of YOUR business. So. Who cares what anyone says?

My overall view on plastic surgery: to each its own. Do what works for YOU.

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Have an amazing hump day!

xx.Lauryn

{ Another Q & A post can be 123, 4, & 5 }

TSConf Beauty Expert, Weslie Christensen Talks Eyelash Extensions

Weslie Christensen and Lauryn Evarts team up to talk everything beauty, health, and fitness.

Weslie Christensen and Lauryn Evarts team up to talk everything beauty, health, and fitness.

Something I know absolutely nothing about? Eyelash extensions. Naturally I went to Weslie ( check out her cute bloggie here ) for all the deets. When it comes to any type of extension, I’m totally lost. Hair extensions, eyelash extensions, extension cords…HA!

Andddd here’s Weslie’s take on whole eyelash craze:

Want to look like an über babe version of yourself in like 2 hours flat?

Then try eyelash extensions.

Truthfully, nothing else makes me feel instantly prettier.

Not only do they make it look like I’m awake and refreshed 24/7, but they shave a full ten minutes off my morning beauty routine, too. Whenever I have lashes on I forget to wear foundation… & eye makeup doesn’t even cross my mind. It’s awesome!

How do they work?

Professional grade eyelash extensions are placed one by one on every natural eyelash you have.

You are most likely laying down while a licensed technician applies each lash with a strong, black colored bonding agent (its a surgical grade liquid glue), that secures the extension onto your natural lash.

This gives your lashes a glossy black glow, while plumping them up, and extending their length.

Sounds good, right? It is.

There is no need for mascara while you have extensions on. In fact, I’m claiming that the best mascara in the world can’t even touch the effects lash extensions have on some one’s eyes.

Simply put:

Best. Beauty. Invention. Ever.

Yup, they’re that good.

But, with every great thing in life, comes a not-so-great thing about it, too… And there are a few not-so-great parts of lashextensions.

So, before you call your nearest spa, think about these few things:

1.} Do you have enough time and money to devote to lashes?

Lash extensions need maintaining..like A LOT of maintenance. I’d say they only way they look good all of the time is if you get them filled every two & a half weeks.

Your lashes grow and fall out just like all the rest of the hair on your body, so it should be no surprise when your extensions start falling out. Not all at once, of course, but a few here and there-and before you know it, you have gaps in your lashes and loose extensions.

Not cute, nor comfortable.

A fill takes anywhere from forty-five minutes to two hours, at around $80 – $150 per time you go in for a fill.

Can you commit?

2.} Another note to consider is that you cannot rub your eyes as usual with extensions on.

You have to be very delicate with your new set of lashes. Being hard on them will damage your natural lash.

So, if you’re a chronic eye rubber, or have a case of allergies, maybe lash extensions aren’t for you.

3.} If you’re one of those who like to pick, prod, and poke around your face…the thrill of pulling off each individual synthetic lash might be too overwhelming during a late night movie…and before you know it-your lash line is as bald as a babies bottom. TRUTH.

I speak from experience, & the memory is making me cringe. I lost all will power one summery night- “theneed to pull each little faux lash off” was overpowering. Any rational thinking I had left in my brain…I couldn’t help myself!

One by one, I plucked them off, and only when I looked down and saw what looked like a million tiny spider legs all over my bed comforter did I realize the magnitude of the situation…I had no eyelashes. EEK!

So, learn from my mistakes…Do not pick your lashes. If you’re ready for them to be off, go to your technician who will remove them with a gel remover.

4.} My last, and final, piece of advice to you is to shop around for a great lash technician.

Really dive in & do your research, because there are pros–& then, there are why-are-you-even-doing-this-as-your-profession “pros”. Make sure to choose a professionally trained technician who uses top notch products, & check out all their before and after photos. Be in love with every picture you see.

Then, when you’ve found your perfect technician, communicate what you want with them very well. If you’re into a more subtle look, let them know. If you want to look like a Vegas showgirl with lashes up to your eyebrows, let them know that too.

My personal preference is to always go with the less is more motto. I like people to look at me and think, ‘hmmm, she looks good.’ instead of, ‘whoa- she has eyelash extensions on.’

Don’t you agree?

Yeah, lets all agree on that one.

Now you know all the in’s & out’s of lashes…try ‘em out!

Ready. Set. GO!

A big thanks to Weslie for her amaze beauty tips! Now…spill! If any of you have had lash extensions, tell me all about it below…; )

Happy Friday, babes!

x.L

Weslie Christensen and Lauryn Evarts team up to talk everything beauty, health, and fitness.

Weslie Christensen and Lauryn Evarts team up to talk everything beauty, health, and fitness.

Don’t Go Stuffing Your Face with Shit After the Juice Cleanse Ends!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss by using a juice cleanse.

Almost done with Suja’s three day cleanse.

I’m bouncing off the walls with energy, feeling healthy, & definitely wayyyy less bloated.

Success.

Just because I’m off the cleanse tomorrow doesn’t mean I’ll be stuffing my face with crap. Hello portion control, clean eating, & water x a mill. I want this Suja buzz to last, peeps.

Naturally I asked Annie all her top secret post-cleanse tips:

+ Don’t go hog wild. I mean, you just detoxed your system. Eating until you feel like you’re going to puke is sick. Give your system a break. So: do not, I repeat, do not eat whatever the hell you want. K thx.

+ If you do decide to shovel food into your mouth the day after a cleanse, then. be. prepared to. feel. horrible. Your digestive system is a like giant that’s been sleeping…& he doesn’t want to be violently shaken awake. Leave the giant alone. Let the big guy wake up slowly ; ).

+ Breakfast: fruit. Tons of it. Alone, on an empty stomach.

+ Lunch/dinner: eat beans, avocado, chickpeas, sweet pototo, hummus, veggies, gluten-free grains, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, millet,  nuts, seeds, broths, veggie soups, pumpkin seeds, coconut milk, fruit, smoothies, etc.

+ Drink as much h20 as possible. Bottoms up!

+ Just because you’re off cleanse doesn’t mean you shouldn’t juice. Juice it up, sex kittens! I’ll def be drinking some green juice toms.

Ta-da.

Oh, & if you’re curious I will be celebrating with a glass ( or two ) of champagne tomorrow.

So sue me.

Ok, well I’m off to chug more juice & not going to lie, I’m excited! For reals. Maybe a lil too excited.

xx.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.
[ Another peak into our text messages ]

Drunk on Juice + Other Ramblings

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss and cleansing.

[ Juicing! ‘Sex Kitten’ tee found here ]

Day 2!!!

Annnnddddd baaaa! I’m buzzed off Suja.

This is the easiest detox ever. I had one measly hunger pain so I ate an avocado with cayenne powder ( thx for tip, Weslie ) & a bunch of lemon. Now? I feel like a million bucks x 10.

Let’s talk exercising on a juice cleanse:

Annie ( << the cleansing guru ) said light exercise is fine. She’s done yoga for the past two days + some light walking- & it’s working really well for her.

Weslie & Sam have ran + weight lifting.

Casey has been playing soccer & that’s working for her schedule/her body.

Cody has done a little skateboarding + some ab work.

Do what floats your boat. Obviously, you know your sexy bod better than anyone.

In my opinion? Hot yoga ( while detoxing ) doesn’t work for me. I faint ( literally, faint ) at the sight of a needle. Also hot temps get me. Hot temperatures + a juice cleanse = me fainting. So far, I’ve done some traditional Pilates & strengthen training on the detox…I’m feeling fantastic.

Again: do what works for YOU. Not your dad, not your boyfriend, not me, not your dog, not your creepy, weird neighbor…you.

So on that note, I’ll leave ya all with a lil tippy-a-de-tip: have a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar each morning while you’re cleansing. Why? Because it stimulates the GI tract + it’s alkalizing after a night of sleep.

The giveaway winner, Kimberly is loving the cleanse too- check out her Suja experience here.

I la, la, love hearing about your cleanse experience; feel free to share below. MWAH!

Love.L

P.S. Happy birthday to my amazing stepmom, Julie. Check out her insane/cute/DIY blog : ). 

[ A peak inside our weird group text ]

Shed That Winter Coat!

[ Detoxing on the go...ten things in my hand, per usu ]

How’s it cleansin’? I hope you’re all excited to shed the winter coat…

I certainly am.

First day recap:

Annie ( the owner of Suja Juice ), Samantha & Casey ( Suja’s PR team ), Weslie ( blogger @ Love Chugs ), Cody ( co-founder of People Water ) & I started a lil group text to document our 3-day detox experience. Between LMFAO at all the absurd text messages ( << when I didn’t check my phone there were 52 from this wild/hilarious group {!!} ) & an unhealthy overuse of Emojis, Annie ended up sharing some real swell information with us weirdos…

& I learned:

Ahem!

+ It’s not weird to NOT be hungry. Why? That happens to most people because you’re really hydrated & getting the nutrients it needs. Hydration is key.

+ The first juice ( ‘Glow’ ) is great for your tummers in the AM. The mint in the green drink soothes the stomach.

+ Drink the last juice three hours before bed.

+ No nuts. The little suckers don’t digest well.

+ If you’re hungry…then EAT! Fruits, greens, sweet potatoes, avocados, Dijon + apple cider vinegar ( for dressing ), broths, & soups. Stay away from animal proteins ( < in the DIY cleanse animal products are ok ). Nix dairy & grains too. Tons of green tea is encouraged.  Juicing is alkalizing. Don’t let certain foods screw that up.

Capisce?

Ok. Spill- if you’re cleansing too, what’s your experience been like so far? Tell, tell.

I hope you’re not late to the party. And if you promised yourself to detox for the NY, don’t be a Flaky McFlakerson & back out. Follow through with what you said you were going to do.

To join in e-mail me for instructions at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com.

Love.L

( P.S. all this info is for the Suja Juice Cleanse, not the at-home, DIY cleanse ).

Lauryn Evarts talks skinny tips, juice cleanse tricks, and how to lose weight quick.

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