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Really Though, Emergency Kits Are A Serious Essential

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Hey, hey.

Today I’m sharing what’s in my emergency bag. This is a little, lightweight bag that I keep in my big-ass purse. It’s all the stuff I really don’t actually want to carry but carry anyway because there’s been many times when I’ve been in desperate need of…

Fashion tape:

If you remember the story of when my “girls” fell on to a waiter’s serving tray then you know why I carry fashion tape. Pretty much every girl should carry this. Especially girls with big, eer, boobies. Fashion tape literally saves lives.

Mango shea butter:

This one is fun. I found this at a Korean market after the naked Korean spa. It’s mango shea butter that’s awesome on lips, cracked elbows, or eyelids. Plus it smells like a dream & I feel super ‘in’ because Korean skin care is very 2015. I like this stuff a lot. A lot, a lot.

Eyelash curler:

My ride or die eyelash curler is different than this black one, but the black one was cheap & light. I won’t put on my mascara without an eyelash curler, so yes, this is an emergency essential. Find out why I’m obsessed with my EL curler here.

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Teeth whitening pen:

I’M OBSESSED WITH TEETH WHITENING PENS. When I do my makeup I paint my teeth with them. Basically you take the pen’s bristles & paint each tooth super quickly. The paint sits on the teeth for 20 minutes & makes the teeth appear SO much whiter. I’ve been using these forever…totally swear by them!

Pill holder:

I keep a couple multi vitamins, Advil, & three of my herbs in here. This one is tiny & lightweight.

Makeup wipes:

Firstly, did you know every day you can waste up 5 gallons of water by washing your freaking face?!! Such a joke!! These wipes are Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & they’re AWESOME. Going to sleep with makeup on should be illegal so something that wipes my makeup off in one sweep is ideal. These wipes are packaged so perfect for my 911 kit, all natural ( aka no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes, or phthalates ), remove dirt/oil/makeup, & found at Walmart. Plus I’m so on board with the whole saving five gallons of water thing ( also for each pledge on Wipe For Water, Neutrogena Naturals will contribute $1 to The Nature Conservancy to support water conservation, up to $50,000 ).

Oh, & Kristen Bell uses these exact towelettes soooo… 

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 Tiny scissors:

How many times in my life have I needed scissors? About 10 million…a loose string, stray eyebrow hairs, a Forever21 tag…tiny scissors are a total MUST in an emergency kit.

Coin purse:

This is perfect for keeping $100 dollars in change. I call it ‘my just in case’ fund. You never know when you’ll need a valet tip, parking meter money, &/or a coffee. Plus I run out of gas like nobody’s business. Seriously, I’ve probably run out of gas 200 times in my life…whoops!

Alligator clip x ponytail holders:

We all know I live & die by The Sleep Bun. I use alligator hair clips more than Brandi uses Kim Richards to piss Kyle off. These specific clips are amaze because they don’t leave a nasty-ass bump in your blowout. And ponytail holders are just kind of a duh. I feel like I don’t have to explain, you get it.

Bling Wipes:

I know. We’ve talked about these. Hi! Hello! You may find it strange that I carry Bling Wipes in my 911 kit. BUT BEAR WITH ME, MKAY? Bling Wipes can clean any type of jewelry so my watch, ring, earrings, bracelets are always sparkly new-ish looking.

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Other useful items? Spicy cinnamon gum, Wisps ( mini, portable toothbrushes that basically every single person in the world should carry ), this specific top coat ( noooo one likes a nail chip, be real ), organic tampons, a tiny travel sized perfume, & ONE OTHER THING…

I just started carrying McDonald’s gift cards. I got the idea from Gigi, Yolanda’s daughter on Housewives.

We aren’t like friends…lol, she just had this cute idea on Instagram that was RAD: carry around McDonald’s gift cards to pass out to homeless people in your area. That way, they will have a meal whenever they’re hungry. I really loved this idea.


What’s in your emergency kit? Do you guys HAVE an emergency kit? Get involved!!

Or am I just psycho for even having this?


x, le

+disclaimer: this post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products that I use personally & fit with TSC aesthetic. I’m disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements & testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this review.

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Mini DeLites…& Instagram Politics

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Ok, so my friend was over tonight & between a micro green salad & spaghetti squash ( plus a lil red wine ), we started discussing Instagram politics.

They’re so gnarly they can literally give the President an anxiety attack.


This is a serious epidemic guys.

Instagram isn’t like Facebook. Not everyone is friends. You kinda follow who you want to follow.

People are basing their day off how many likes they get…I’m not judging because hey, I love Instagram.

All I’m saying: is when did Instagram become such a crazy dynamic?

If you think I’m a crazy loser, check this song out.

Ever woken up & said: WTF should I Instagram today?!

Geez- pressure, pressure.

I’ve seen some of my friends be called out by people for “not following them” on Instagram.

Who to follow? What time to post? Does my photo flatter my side boob? Should I take it down? OMG so & so isn’t following me back. Black & white or color? Brannan or Sutro?? Seriously…or does X-Pro II look better? How’s my selfie?!


So anyway, my friend ( who will remain nameless because she can’t deal ) & I are sitting here literally, seriously crying laughing because we just had a forty-five minute conversation about if I should follow the guy she’s casually seeing.

…& honestly, we’re still on the fence. #instaproblems


X Lauryn

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How to Be a Sexy Sickie

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

Annnnndddddd Pilates didn’t end up happening today.

Way, way too sick.

I’ve been a real nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-headed, fevered bitch.

But thanks to my babe + some TLC I’m feeling like I’m headed ( slowly ) towards recovery.

So. Since everyone & their dog, dad, sister, cousin, mom, friend, neighbor is currently sick, here’s some tips on how to get well ASAP…

How to Be a Sexy Sickie

1.} Tea (duh): chug it like it’s diamond water. I like Throat Coat, green tea, & Sleepytime Extra tea.

2.} Wash your freaking hands: isn’t it swell when someone comes to the gym/work/your house, sick? Oh & then they sneeze on their hand & extend it for a shake. Like, no thanks, I’d prefer not to grasp your sick-o, germ-infused, wet hand. Wash your hands peeps! Kill those germy little bitches ( love this all natural soap! ).

3.} Use a Neti Pot: haven’t heard of it? It’s absolutely, positively amazing. This little pot provides relief for any cold or allergy symptoms.

4.} Pillows: plump those babies up so the head is elevated. This alleviates pressure from the sinuses.

5.} Shower. Please. Just shower: don’t be lazy. Force your sick-ass out of bed. I swear, you will feel soooo much better. The hot water helps soothe any cold &/or sore throat. And the heat drains any gross mucus.

6.} Don’t reach for chemicals: I’m not a big pill popper. You know the type: “oh I have a headache so I’m going to take three Advil.” I like to try natural approaches before I shove pills down my throat. If you need some meds, try Cold-EEZE.

8.} Water: hydration is key. Water allows your bod to rid sickie toxins.

9.} Make your man do everything: being sick is a great time to make your significant other do everything. Kidding! Kind of.

10.} Relax: this is so F’ing hard for me. I’m always on the go, so laying in bed is as about as interesting as watching a fly on the wall. I’ve been reading a bunch of sexy autobiographies so the time’s flying by. US Weekly is a real lifesaver too. Sleep as much as you can. Getting some shut eye heals the body better than anything. ZZZzzz.

If you’re not sick, I’m jealous.

On that note, I’m off to bed.


The Q & A Fairy– !!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, skinny blogger, and fashion blogger talks diet tricks and tips for quick weight loss.

Oh hi.

I was not feelin’ so hot yesterday so I skipped yesterday’s post & gave myself some TLC : / !

Anyway since I can only respond to so many e-mails [ before I go nutso ] I figured I would answer some frequently asked quesies.

LMK if there’s more- – – just comment below & I’ll answer away.

+ What’s your health & fitness background?

Here’s my story. Ta da.

+ Tell me about a day of eating.

It changes on the reg. I love shocking my system- ya know, changing it up. Breakfast is usually a piece of sprouted raisin toast with berries [ I put the berries on the bread + a bit of butter ] & some tea. Snack is a banana. Then I have a cup of coffee with a splash of soy milk, cinnamon, & nutmeg. “Lunch” [ I say “lunch” because I don’t really eat three actual meals, I snack ] is cottage cheese with more berries & a salad or scrambled eggs with avocado, onions, & tomato slices. I usually have another snack like a protein shake or a fresh squeezed vegetable juice. I nibble on nuts, pineapple, a hard boiled egg, some light cheese, ‘0 calorie’ pasta + Rao’s sauce, &/or hummus w/ baby carrots. Dinner is a protein patty or Boca burger sans bun, maybe some wine, & a salad with protein. I usually stay away from meat though. Lots of water, water, & more water. But I also pick throughout the day. I’m a real picker ; ). Sometimes I pick at a some french fries/pasta/pizza, steal a few bites of dessert, or even eat a cranberry oatmeal cookie…GASP! Teeny, tiny portions work well for me throughout the day. I also modify everything.

+ What can I reach for when I’m having a sweet craving?

I’m obsessed with stuffing organic raspberries with dark chocolate chips ; ).

+ What makeup do you use?

I promise {!!!} a post on this is comin’ soonnnnnn.

+ How do I get rid of belly fat?

PILATES! It’s changed my life. Also fuel your bod with the healthiest foods possible & drink TONS of water [ I swear it works! ].

+ Do you count calories?

If I’ve had a particularly bad week, I use MyFitnessPal. But usually, no. For more info, click here.

+ Do you have extensions?

No. I don’t know where they would go- my hair is normally one big dreadlock!! LMAO.

+ Where do you shop?

Nasty Gal, Brandy Melville, the flea market, Forever 21, LF, vintage stores, eBay, Singer22, Revolve Clothing, & my boyfriend’s closet [ ha! ].

+ Can you send me the cleanse instructions?

E-mail me at for cleanse deets.

+ I want to start a blog- any tips?

Be consistent with your posts, provide beautiful photos, & let your personality shine through.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

No one wants to read a blog by someone who’s not being authentic. Blog about what you’re passionate about too! I mean, I could talk about health & fitness for days; find what you love. Blogging is A LOT of work, but it’s well worth it. I’ve met amaze people through TSC.

+ Where can I buy a ‘Sweat Like a Sex Kitten’ tee?

You can purchase this shirt by clicking here. Obsessedddddd.

{ More questions are answered here }


FAQ: Addressing All Your 3-Day Juice Cleanse Questions

Lauryn Evarts Juice Cleanse Challenge with Juicer's in Solana Beach, California.

Let me just say I am thoroughly impressed with all of you. I am so excited at the amount of you that are motivated to participate in the challenge. Because the cleanse starts tomorrow, it would literally be impossible for me to answer all your e-mails/questions/comments in one day. Due to the overwhelming interest in the challenge, I am going to try to answer all your questions below. If you have more questions regarding the cleanse, please put them in the comment box below & I’ll address them before tomorrow.

P.S. Your support is what drives this blog- you all keep me constantly inspired!

Your Questions:

+ Can I workout while on the 3-day cleanse?

Yes, I recommend working out each day. However stay away from hot yoga- since you won’t be consuming your regular calorie intake, hot yoga could make you feel faint.

+ I am not near a juice place, what do I do?

Bring your ingredient list to Whole Foods the night before & check to make sure they can have the juice jug prepared for you tomorrow AM. You also have the option of making the concoction at home on your own [ with a blender or juicer ]. Be advised: it gets rather messy at home. Give yourself time to prepare the juices if you’re making the mixture in your kitchen.

+ If I am blending from home, can I include pulp?

Yes, it contains lots of nutrients!

+ Will I be hungry?

I was fine the first day, slightly hungry towards the end of the second day, & fully energized the third day. Bottomline: you’ll live.

+ Can I drink green tea or any tea with sweetener?

No. You’re fine to drink any tea, but absolutely no sweeteners. Sorry!

+ Tea recommendations?

First of all, you should be chugging water throughout the whole cleanse. I love going to Starbucks and getting the Trenta iced green tea, with no sweetener and a splash of passion fruit tea to keep me feeling hydrated.

+ Can I drink alcohol or coffee?

No. I know, no coffee? Life’s is tough. You’ll live.

+ Since I am fasting tomorrow, can I eat like a pig tonight?

No [ !!! ]. Eat clean today, keep your alcohol intake down, & prepare your body.

+ Will I be famished Saturday morning?

No, you’ll crave healthy foods and lots of water. You will also feel lighter. Don’t go stuffing your face- remember the work you put in & make smart choices.

+ I can’t find the instructions.

E-mail me for instructions at

+ I emailed you for instructions and have not heard back? 

I’ll email you by 3 PM [ Pacific time ] today!


++ If you have any allergies or conditions, please consult a doctor before trying this cleanse! 


+++ Elena [ found here ] & I will be documenting parts of the cleanse experience through the app, Instagram [ my username is: LaurynBoBoryn & Elena’s username is: elenashow ]. Also, I encourage you to take pictures of your juice, protein/veggies meals, etc. & post them on The Skinny Confidential fan page, to inspire other readers!


Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

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