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My Eyebrow Routine + Tinting Questions Answered

eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

Let’s talk about my favorite subject, shall we?

Eyebrows.

Eyebrows seem like they’re simple but honestly they’re actually far from simple.

SURE, they’re not the most interesting thing in the world BUT if you really think about it they frame your entire face.

OK, so let’s talk specifics: TINT, SHAPE, BROW GEL, & EYEBROW POWDER.

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As some of you guys know I shared a little peek into my brow scene on Snapchat.

I explained that brow tinting is like dying your hair, but dying your brows ( you can also tint lashes but I don’t recommend this at home & I’ve never tried it…anyone know anything about this? ).

See here if you missed it:

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Basically I explained the magic of tinting. I’ve shared tidbits here & there on The Skinny Confidential about brow tinting but I’ve never really dedicated a full post to the random subject.

If you’re on a budget & can’t afford to have a professional tint your brows, no worries.

When I was in college, I used to tint my brows all the time at home with an $11 dollar brow kit.

You don’t want to over do it & end up looking like Frida Kahlo ( WHICH actually isn’t a bad thing at all— I love how she rocked her brows ) but most people look better with a little less brow than Ms. Frida.

Of course you also don’t want tadpoles!…

Ok, let’s get started!

Here are my tips for at-home tinting:

1.) Make sure you use eyebrow tint, NOT hair tint. Also, if you have an event on Friday, do it Tuesday night. It’s strong the first two days ( which I love but some people hate ).

2.) Start with clean, makeup-free brows. You can apply a thin layer of coconut oil around your eyebrows to prevent staining your skin if you want. Sometimes the tint sort of stains the skin ( don’t worry it usually comes off the next day ).

3.) I prefer this kit ( it’s $13 dollars & LASTS a while ) in ‘medium brown.’ If you don’t like your brows bold, opt for ‘light brown.’ If you have super dark hair, go for ‘dark brown.’ Easy.

4.) Empty the color capsule in a small mixing bowl & add the same amount of developer cream. Simply use the tiny wooden stick ( it comes with the kit ), mix it into a paste.

5.) Start at the beginning of the brow ( because you want it darker at the beginning ) & slowly bring it all the way to the tip of the brow. Brace yourself because you look a little weird with the tint on your face. LOL.

6.) After you’ve covered all your eyebrow hairs, stop ( don’t go overboard on this ). I like to leave it on for one minute. Sometimes a minute & 20 seconds if I’m feeling bold.

7.) After the minute, use a cotton ball to remove it towards your ear, across your face.

8.) Then give it a harder removal with another cotton ball. Press harder for second removal.

9.) Do the same exact thing to the other brow.

10.) Your brows will be dark & bold. Wait an hour. Then wash your face. Trust me the next day or two you will loveeeeee it. The first day is always too bold for me. I prefer the second to third day.

** if it’s too dark for you wash it off strongly with a wash cloth & coconut oil || if they aren’t dark enough, just do the whole process again! I like to do this every 2 to 4 weeks.

Since I got some questions on Snapchat about my brows I figured I would film a full on tutorial on the subject, so here ya go:

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If you guys want to see me in action tinting my brows, I’m happy to share on YouTube. Just let me know!

If you’re too scared to tint your brows at home but want to know what all the fuss is about, do baby steps. Try out TINTED BROW GEL! I like that too if I’m in a pinch.

ALSO, brush your brows upward instead of laying them down ( it’s my new thing, & I’m obsessed! ). It opens the face.

What are your top secret brow tips? I feel like if we all went to Happy Hour together this would be one of my main questions. We’d do a champagne cheers & then jump right into everyone’s eyebrow experiences.

…Weird???

Read more about my eyebrow escapades here & here ( << my 2015 routine ).

Ok! I’m off to pack for Create + Cultivate. Who’s going?! See you soon, Dallas!

X lauryn

PRODUCTS USED: brow tint | clear gel | powder | brush | highlighter stick | dewy highlighter ( MY FAVORITE! ) | concealer | striped top ( sold out, similar )

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eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

JUST THE PRETTIEST DESSERT EVER: Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

BOY OH BOY.

If this isn’t a Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide recipe, then I don’t know what is? Also what’s better than dragon fruit ice cream? The color is just perfection in every way, no?

I found this recipe at like 2 AM while browsing the Internet & immediately knew I HAD TO MAKE THIS FOR YOU GUYS…with a little TSC twist, of course.

You can get fun with this too. BECAUSE TOPPINGS!

I made a simple, clean version but next time I whip up this beautiful, purple-ish pink dessert, I’m doing a topping’s bar.

Think: unsweetened coconut flakes, goji berries, sliced almonds, chia seeds, herbs, &/or cacao nibs.

SO yes to a topping’s bar next time!

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

Dragon fruit & pitaya is kind of all the rage right now.

Some benefits of the most gorgeous fruit ever?

They’re full of antioxidants, fiber, fight signs of aging, promote healthy hair, help cure acne, suppress arthritis, & soothe sunburned skin.

YUM YES PLEASE.

According to this source, “these fun-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. And that’s not all. This is definitely one of the best “super fruits” out there.”

So even if you don’t make this ice cream, add them to your AM smoothie because they’re full of amazing health pluses.

Ok, let’s get down to business. Here’s a quick video to get you guys excited:

Hot Pink Bombshell Body Ice Cream

1 iced package of dragon fruit
1 can of full fat coconut milk ( 16 ounce )
3 organic, cage free eggs
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of coconut sugar
1 pinch of pink sea salt
2 squeezes of lemon

Directions: Add a packet of dragon fruit or use the actual fruit, peeled. Combine coconut milk, egg yolks, coconut sugar, vanilla, & sea salt in a blender ( I added a couple of ice cubes too ). Once mixed, place in the refrigerator to cool for a little. Add a squeeze of lemon ( & maybe a sprig of mint! ). By the way, these hand blown glasses are by Westin Mitchell. Enjoy!!

+ this recipe was adapted from Civilized Caveman Cooking.

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

I feel like this would be amazing with a splash of vodka too if you’re throwing a beach bash. Your friends will just die.

And if you want to get super creative, add the ice cream to a fruit shell ( an emptied out  pineapple shell would be very Bossa Nova-esque ).

Tag me on Instagram if you make this so I can feature it on The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Insta page!

Ok, off to explore Puerto Rico.

– lauryn x

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dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

Meet The Founder of Create & Cultivate

Create & Cultivate Founder  Jaclyn Johnson on The Skinny Confidential

Ok so I was unable to speak at Create & Cultivate in August which was a total bummer. But when you’re swollen as hell, what’s a girl to do?!

Anyway, I’m super excited because this January in Dallas I’ll be speaking on the panel about “Brand Vibes: How to create a brand that lives beyond the blog bubble.” Come say hi! I Would LOVE to meet you guys. Check me out on the Create & Cultivate blog here.

On that note, let me introduce you to the creator of Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson, who’s one badass boss babe:

| Introduce yourself: |

Jaclyn Johnson: Hi! I am Jaclyn Johnson — Founder of ( No Subject ), creator of Create & Cultivate, pup mom to Noah, wine enthusiast.

| Tell us ALL about the conference Create & Cultivate |

JJ: It’s an online platform and offline conference for female entrepreneurs in the digital space— which can be anyone from an up and coming blogger to someone launching a clothing line to someone at their current digital marketing job!

| Ok, so you’re KILLING it in the social media world. How did the idea of C & C happen? Give us the details! |

JJ: Create and Cultivate happened really naturally— it began as a much smaller retreat for women and has now grown into a full on movement! Women are a force to be reckoned with on all fronts: business, home, life and friendship! C&C is a place to hone that energy, grow your network and build your business.

| Best advice for women who are looking to break into the influencer space? |

JJ: Find and angle! Don’t do what everyone else does- get outside the box!

Create & Cultivate Founder  Jaclyn Johnson on The Skinny Confidential

| What’s some advice you’ve received from an influencer at C & C that was game changing? |

JJ: I loved what Erica from PS I MADE THIS said at Chicago — she chatted about starting a “company” vs a “business” and someone telling her you can start a company or build a business which will make you money every day while you sleep, so she said yep that’s what I want.

| What can an attendee expect from the conference in Dallas? |

JJ: Expect to have your notepad/iPad etc. out taking notes, expect to meet incredible women, expect to mix and mingle with top influencers in an intimate environment, expect to leave with your hands full of goodies!

| What makes an influencer stand out? |

JJ: Point of view— having a unique point of view is everything. People want to relate to you and feel like they are part of something, provide them with that opportunity.

Create & Cultivate Founder  Jaclyn Johnson on The Skinny Confidential

| Since you’re a total girl boss & always on the go, how do you manage to stay healthy? |

JJ: It’s definitely not easy especially when I am traveling but I subscribe to Sakara Life when I’m home to get me healthy and fresh meals during the day, I do SoulCycle aka my therapy at least 3 times a week and hike with friends to catch up!

| What makes C & C different from any other influencer conference? |

JJ: We don’t mess around.

We are here to give women the tools they need which means a bootcamp education in digital business and blogging, awesome healthy food, cocktails and some retail therapy : ) we’re a one stop shop for the millennial & beyond female.

| Where is the industry headed? Where do you see it in the next 5 to 10 years? |

JJ: Influencers * the celebrity world will continue to grow closer and closer— I think traditional mediums are going to start subsiding and we will see micro movements like micro TV shows on platforms like Vine and Snapchat, these social media worlds will start to morph onto traditional platforms.

| Top three sites you check daily? |

JJ: Pinterest ( for inspirations! ), Instagram ( for photos ), & CNN ( to keep up! ).

+ tickets available here | follow C & C on Instagram.

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Create & Cultivate Founder  Jaclyn Johnson on The Skinny Confidential

Sexy, Scary Skeleton Makeup Tutorial That ANYONE Can Do At Home

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I’m a day late & a dollar short on this post but I couldn’t NOT show you guys how we created this spooky, sexy skeleton look.

This look is SUPER easy to create at home ( it seems overwhelming but trust me, it’s not ). Firstly, this look was inspired by cutie Lauren Paul on Instagram. She is so beautiful & I loved how she rocked this with a casual men’s black hooded sweater.

Kelsey, who’s one of my FAVORITE makeup artists, created this at-home skeleton look by using the following products:

+ Products used:

Ben Nye Character Base CB-3 Skeleton White.

NYX eye shadow in “Whipped Cream.

Blacktrack Fluidline Gel Liner.

+ Brushes/Tools: Beauty Blender.

188 Face Brush 242 Small Shader brush252 Large Shader brush209 eyeliner brushes.

+ Cover entire face and neck with Ben Nye character base using beauty blender.

+ Set character base with NYX eye shadow using a 188 brush and press, then “dust” powder onto the skin.

skeleton tutorial at home | by the skinny confidential

+ Use a 242 or 252242 is smaller and more precise ) to outline the orbital bone of the eye and fill in completely with Blacktrack Fluidline.

+ Continue to use Blacktrack as you “contour” your cheekbones and jawline.

+ Using a 209 brush, paint the Blacktrack in a line from the contour of the cheek to the mouth.

+ Use the same 209 brush to outline the nose.

+ Still using the 209 BRUSH, create “teeth” by painting a vertical line down the center of the top lip.

+ For the neck, take Blacktrack ( using the 242 or 252 brush ) and create 3 separate “bar” shapes on both the right and left side of the neck, leaving the center of the neck untouched by Blacktrack.

+ At the center of neck, create a thick “v” shape. You can outline and contour the clavicle, it just depends on how far down the neck and chest you plan on going when creating your costume.

+ For touching up the white, use NYX shadow & dab any areas that need correcting.

By the way, we shot this post a month & a half ago so I was still very swollen. Bear with me. I’m sure it would look better than it looks on you than on me!! LOL.

Just for the record, Kelsey is an artist too ( which is why she’s so good at makeup ) AND while we were filming I picked her brain about the best makeup product. She told me she is obsessed with the Beautyblender. NO SURPRISE there because we all know how I’m in loveeeee with the BB. I could not do my makeup without it. SERIOUSLY though, it’s my favorite thing ever.

Anyway, follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelsey2885 for more rad makeup looks.

More tutorials to come!

Hope you all had a safe, champagne-filled Halloween.

– lauryn x

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

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!! ♡ TSC Bombshell Body Guide Q & A

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You guys have asked a lot of questions about the Bombshell Body Guide and Membership program, so the purpose of tonight’s post is to answer them all in one.

The rad thing about my guide is that all of the workouts, meal plans, nutrition info, & tips are designed for the babe on the go.

My workouts are 27 minutes long, the recipes & meals are quick/easy/delicious, and all of the tips can easily be worked into your crazy schedule.

Anyway a few of you guys sent me questions on social media, so I decided to answer them in a little video just for you + provide a little summary of the Membership & Guide below:

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TSC Bombshell Body Membership:

The Bombshell Body Membership is the most INEXPENSIVE option, but it packs a serious punch.

Consider the Bombshell Body Membership, The Skinny Confidential blog on steroids.

The membership gives you access to:

♡ a nutrition guide, exclusive recipes

♡ the 7 day meal plan

♡ tons of workouts targeted to specific areas of the body

♡ cleanse tips

♡ & SO much more.

++ New exclusive content is added EVERY SINGLE MONTH, by yours truly.

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Last month I added:

♡ new targeted workout called ‘Peace Out Pooch Hello Flat Abs’

♡ a spotlight on my absolute favorite protein powder

♡ & tons of new recipes!

The month before that, I added:

♡ two new targeted workouts ( The Back Of The Thigh Cellulite Blaster & Bye Bye Armpit Cleavage )

♡ a suggested supplements guide

♡ & TONS of recipes.

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There’s also a discussion board where you can chit chat with me & other TSC members directly.

The discussion board is super fun because it’s the most effective way for me to answer your questions directly, share all of my favorite workout & eating tips, and help you guys kickstart & ultimately maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The membership is a flat monthly fee of $19.99 per month.

Everything is accessible via any smart phone, computer, or tablet device. You can also print all of the pages out, if you’re old school ( like me, LOL ). More video here.

The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body guide

On to TSC Bombshell Body Guide:

The full Bombshell Body Guide is 28 weeks, however you have the option to purchase either Phase 1 or Phase 2 separately. Each phase is 14 weeks. Expect to kick your body into gear during phase 1, and to seriously tone every little nook and cranny during phase 2.

All of the workouts are 27 minutes, 3 times per week. Plus there are tons of extra tips to help you get the most out of the program and track your progress. You can access the guides via any computer, smart phone or tablet device, & print them out if you want.

If you purchase phase 1, phase 2 or the entire Bombshell Body Guide, you receive one FREE month of the Bombshell Body Membership! You just have to remember to cancel your membership within the first 30 days if you don’t want to continue the guide.

If you do choose to cancel, you’ll still be able to access your guides since you purchased those separately. Hope that helps!

If you’re interested in trying it out, use BBGREADY for 10% off!

OH!! AND I’m giving out 5 free guides. Leave your e-mail below & comment on my latest Instagram to win FREE access to TSC Bombshell Body Guide.

Watch me explain more here.

Happy Friday,

lauryn x

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