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Drugstore HAUL! Seriously > ANYTHING

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Rite-Aid will be the death of me.

I literally go in for a Smart Water & walk out with new red matte lipstick, cuticle scissors, Flaming Hot Cheetos, leave-in conditioner, polka dot gift wrap, & the latest foundation that promises “the best coverage ever.”

It’s kinda like the drugstore is a playground.

I walk in making a promise to spend $5 dollars, & $45 dollars later I’m perusing the ‘thank you for being a good friend’ cards, #REALNESS.

When I think about it, there’s actually something oddly therapeutic about roaming the aisles looking for nothing, finding everything.

Anyway, let’s talk specifics: firstly, I’ll never be a blogger who doesn’t shop smart. Don’t get me wrong, I love designer items & MAC Cosmetics, BUT NOT EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD needs to be brand name. Some of my best finds are from CVS or a thrift store. In fact, some drugstore brands are way better than the more expensive brands. Nothing wrong with that.

This month I found so many goodies that I had to share. As usual, I’m always looking for PHENOMENAL ( NOT AVERAGE, HAS TO BE AMAZING ) drugstore products so if you have any winning recommendations, leave them below.

Now, let’s talk about eye shadow, shall we?

Here’s the thing: a lot of you have asked me what eye shadow I wear.

Eer, I don’t wear eye shadow. I wear foundation on my lids or a TINY bit of a VERY SPECIFIC, basically invisible eye powder by NYX. It’s kind of iridescence too. See:

Ok so, why no eye shadow?

Well, uhh do you remember the movie Something About Mary?

You know, the one with Cameron Diaz?

I look like that woman in the movie when I wear eye shadow.

NO NO NO NOT CAMERON DIAZ, GUYS.

I look like the 85 year old lady who tans with aluminum foil reflectors & her tiny dog:

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Yes…( love the casual vodka/soda too ).

I look like Magda with eye shadow. No offense to her, but on me it looks very dated, very 1980-ish, & just fucking haggard.

So I gravitate more towards the fresh, bright eyed look.

Also, I’m so not succumbing to the fact that every girl has to wear eye shadow. LIKE WHY? A lot of the time it gives the eyes a heavy look.

I even talked to a MAC makeup artist —& SHHHHH!!!—-she told me that makeup counters are secretly pushing their reps to sell eye shadow more aggressively because the sales are down.

& THE SALES ARE DOWN BECAUSE EYE SHADOW is kind of out.

Now if you look fabulous & more like Cameron than Magda in eye shadow, then by all means ROCK IT SISTA.

But I look like Drew Carey’s heavy makeup-ed friend, Mimi, so I’ll pass.

Ok, let’s talk product details.

♡ Products:

Baby Lips in ‘Pink Punch’
NYX Nude Matte Eye Shadow
NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Fortune Cookie’
Nugg Shea Butter Masks
Sally Hansen’s stark white nail polish


♡ Wearing:

White top
Dainty rings
Necklace
Choker
Fake Lashes
CND Top Coat


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Ok, I’m off…now if only I could find something that helps with swelling. I’m swelling up like a MEGA balloon over here. My face seems to be getting MORE SWOLLEN instead of less. Ugh. Wish me luck, I look like a hive of bees stung my face. FML.

– lauryn x

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What’s In My Caboodlllleee? <3

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

All my friends gave up their Caboodle in junior high.

But not me!!

OHHHHhhhh nooo.

I looooveee my Caboodle ( << not sponsored, just realness ). Still use it to this day. They’re the best things EVER. Reasons? 1.) they keep all my makeup super organized. 2.) they’re so cute/chic. 3.) Caboodles are fab for traveling. And 4.) I’VE SAID IT ONCE & I’LL SAY IT AGAIN: they’re GREAT for people who are overly organized.

Seriously though, they really settle down my obsessive organized side.

Plus when I carry around the black makeup case, I feel like a real deal makeup artist.

SOOO profesh.

Ok, so ta-da here’s what’s inside my Caboodle:



♡ Products:

My Caboodle
Smaller Caboodle
Primer
Foundation
Bronzer
Highlighter
‘That Gal’ face brightener
Red lip liner
Red lipstick
Orgasm blush stick
Brow makeup brush
Brow powder



Eyelash primer ( << MY FAV! )
MAC ‘In Extreme’ mascara
Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ mascara
Ardell ‘Double Up’ lashes
Eyelash curler ( << the BEST! )
Fav drugstore eyelash primer
Fav drugstore mascara
Navy drugstore eyelash curler
Lip Venom
Beauty blender on stick
Airbrush ‘brush’
Peppermint Chapstick
Beauty blenders
Brush cleaner
Mini Wet Brush


♡ Clothes:

White top
Rings
Red lipstick

Question time! What do you put your makeup in? Any other makeup products I absolutely have to check out? Are you guys liking the video tutorials? Anything you want to see next?

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was non-stop so I’m ready to take it down a million notches & get in bed with a cup of mint tea, my puppies, & the latest episode of Shark Tank.

Don’t forget to pull out your Jan Sport & Trapper Keeper when you dust off your Caboodle. LOL.

love, love, love- Lauryn xx

+ More makeup tips can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

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YOUTUBE TUTORIALS ARE HERE!! First Up: A Wine-Stained Lip

The Skinny Confidential's YouTube channel.

The Skinny Confidential's YouTube channel.

For the last couple months I’ve been filming tons of TUTORIALS!!

Hi guys! Super excited to share I’ve been filming some beauty/health/hair tutorials.

So yay!!! The Skinny Confidential is officially a part of the vlogging world!!!

It’s definitely nerve-wracking to be on video so I really, really hope you like…for the first tutorial where I’m sharing a wine-stained lipstick look ( << PERFECT for the holidays!! ):

{ products: ‘Very Berry’ by MAC || ‘Sugarplum’ lip liner by Milani || black crop top }

So bear with me…it’s my first one! Eek!

Would love to hear suggestions below AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?? Leave tutorial ideas below & I will definitely check them all out.

Happy holidays & enjoy your holiday lip, Lauryn xx

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Makeup Tips/Tricks/Favorites

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

I know I shared my whole makeup routine in The Skinny Confidential book but today I’m showcasing some products that are game changers. In the book, I talk application. Today I’m talking specific products plus a couple of other tippity tips.

Here’s my deal with product: I like companies who have been around a long time. Companies who have a proven formula & specialize in women’s needs. Some of my needs?

Hold, lemme pull out my scroll.

Ok, ahem…

♡ A flawless finish— this is muy importante. ESP with foundation.

Foundation that gives a dewy look, none of that flakey/cake-face/ clown crap for me, thanks! Also, a good brush makes a world of difference.

♡ Pigmented lipsticks…seriously though. If a color’s called Purply Purple, then I want it purple (!!!). For bright red, I want a striking, sultry red, not light reddish-pink. The more pigmented, the better.

♡ A damn good highlighter that makes enhances certain features AKA makes my cheekbones appear higher.

{{ Note: I’m also big on anti-aging anything, obvi }}.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

Honestly I feel like I’m not asking for much…but apparently there’s a lot of companies who just don’t ‘get it.’

Elizabeth Arden totally gets it.

Their product came into my life a la recommendation by my stepmom, Julie AKA Burlap & Crystal. She introduced me to the products & said she’s been using them forever. She looks fab so naturally I ran out & bought their anti-aging products/makeup. & lemme tell ya: no wonder the company has been around for a while. They understand women’s needs.

First off, I fel in love with their lipsticks because they’re all striking colors. Check out some of my favorites:

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.I’m LOVING a berry lip for Summer 2014. It’s fresh & different without being too overwhelming.

Next topic: foundation. A good foundation is key.

It evens out skin tones & gives you that red carpet, sexy look.

I like to mix foundation with a dime size of moisturizer ( << one that includes sunscreen is ideal ).

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

P.S. putting on foundation without a brush makes absolute no sense. Why? Glad you asked:

1.) Dirty hands/bacteria on your face= pimples.

2.) The brush gives you a clean finish.

3.) No brush= uneven finish.

So invest in a good brush ( & don’t forget brush cleaner!! ).

This foundation is literally perf. It’s not too heavy but gives great coverage & it lasts. No one wants to reapply ever hour. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Also, I’m not too into powder so I need a foundation that has an amazing finish.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

Drumroll please…my number one makeup trick?

Highlighter.

A highlighter stick is probably like, the best thing ever.

Ever, ever.

If you’re not using a good highlighter, you’re missing out BIG time. I also like this highlighting pen for when I’m on the go.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

Some of highlighter’s benefits? It can shrink the nose, immediately lift cheekbones, give off the appearance of the perfect brow, &/or pout anyone’s lips so they look all Angelina-ish.

º To shrink your nose: put it on the bone of the nose.

º To lift cheekbones: add a stripe of highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones.

º To perfect your brows: add a bit to the bone under your brow.

To pout lips: put a little highlighter in the dip above your lip ( << seriously though this is the BEST tip ever, you won’t believe what a game changer this is ).

{{ Also, FYI: Kim Kardashian lives for highlighter!! }}

So. This a ride or die product. Thank me later.

Also, in the next couple of months I’ll do a YouTube video of makeup application so it’s easier to visualize.

Now spill: what’s your biggest makeup tip? Would love to hear!

xx. lde

{ Shop my outfit: white sweater & black jeans }

{{ Photo cred: Samuel Montfleur }}

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.

The Skinny Confidential x Elizabeth Arden.



SOOOO…Michelle Money Shaves Her Face & I’m Kinda Intrigued

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

Guys. I took one for the team.

Like, big time took one for the team.

Team= you guys.

I shaved my face.

But wait, wait, wait, before you judge— I got the idea from hottie Michelle Money.

Ya. That’s right. The babetown bombshell shaves.her.face.

Like a guy.

But not really, actually like a guy because she’s a women.

Here’s the deal: her YouTube description say shaving your face as a women is “rumored to be an insider trick of bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Paige, shaving your face is the perfect way to remove unwanted ( unladylike ) facial hair, giving a thorough exfoliation and creating a smooth canvas to apply foundation and the rest of your makeup to.”

Hmmm. I’m going to just go ahead & say I’m not the only one who’s intrigued.

Basically let me set it up for ya: I’m sitting in bed on a Friday night like a total loner, watching beauty YouTube videos drinking wine. Totally standard. Anyway, up pops Michelle Money’s beauty series. & I’m all, “hmm, ok, she’s hot, let’s see what she has to say.” So I flick on her channel & cuddle into bed.

& then I see it.

The life-changing video title: “OMG Michelle Money Shaves Her Face.”

So naturally, immediately I turn on the video, nearly spitting my Pinot Noir all over my white bedding.

I mean….HER TIPS though.

This particular tip was such a ‘Skinny Confidential tip’ that I couldn’t NOT, not share with you guys.

So basically I spent the rest of my raging Friday night ordering pastel colored Tinkles ( ya tinkle, like a five year old peeing kinda tinkle ) off Amazon.

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

Now it’s a few days later & here we are: I shaved my face Monday & it’s probably the coolest thing since landing on the moon.

I feel like it’s not actually shaving, shaving. It’s more of an eyebrow razor kind of shave. It’s not invasive at all & super simple.

And let’s get real, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m going to play for ‘Team Everyone’ for a sec: no one in the whole world wants to see hair all one your face. It’s not cute. Probably won’t ever be cute.

And the worst thing ever? If you’re in the sun with your boy toy & your lip is hairier than his. So.so.not.hot.

Get your facial hair in check. This is a easy, inexpensive ( they’re $3.75 for 3 razors ) way to keep those facial strays under control. Plus it makes makeup application go on super smooth & perf. Oh, & it’s the best exfoliate ever ( BTW: Michelle says do this once a week ).

Now to answer the main burning question: does it grow back thicker? ( Because who needs thicker facial hair? LOLZ. ).

No.

At least, not according to Michelle Money.

Watch the video below & thank me ( & MM ) later.

Have fun with your Tinkles! I know I did ; ). x L

The Skinny Confidential talks shaving your face.

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