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TSC HIM & HER PODCAST: EPISODE 4 ( Getting SPICY )

April 2, 2016
by
LAURYN

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HI, HI, HELLO.

Late on a Saturday but what a better time to update you because The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast: EPISODE 4 is LIVEI

Podcasting is SO fun if you haven’t tested it out. Really. SO FUN. Use it in the car, on your commute to work, or at the gym. All you have to do is go to that purple square on your iPhone & get our podcast for FREE.

If you don’t have an iPhone, wellllll, we got you covered because HELLO YOUTUBE. That’s right, all our videos will be up on YouTube to watch JUST for Android users.

Ok, let’s break it down— here’s what we’re discussing on EPISODE 4:

♡ How to work with a significant other…CAN BE REALLLL DIFFICULT.

♡ Managing & delegating/defining roles.

♡ Jet lag whlie adjusting to different time zones.

♡ How to get your partner to eat healthy AKA let’s talk manipulation ( I KID, I KID ).

♡ …& working through parts of your business that you HATE.

See?

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ON THAT NOTE, have a listen & let me know what you guys think.

This is a new medium, a work in progress, & something new. We’re testing the waters so bear with us.

If you LOVED THE PODCAST, well SHIT then SUBSCRIBE. & if you really loved it, then please review & rate us! We’ll be hosting a BADASS giveaway soon for readers who rated/reviewed. Stay tuned.

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Ok I’m totally off to eat sourdough toast, watch Seinfeld re-runs, & drink tropical green tea. It’s really going up…LOL.

LISTEN to EPISODE 4 here.

Leave any questions below with your Instagram or Snapchat username & we will feature some on next week’s episode.

Talk tomorrow. & of course, happy weekend!— lauryn x

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5 Minute TSC Sex Pot Curls

February 29, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Hair can make you feel like a Pantene Pro-V commercial bouncing out of the salon all sexy & flirty…or it can make you feel like a wet rat.

It sort of depends on what day of the week it is right?

Sunday is my wet rat day. It’s not pretty.

Luckily today though we’re sticking with the Pantene theme.

Or as I like to call these: TSC SEX POT CURLS.

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I’ve shown guys these curls, which are more time-consuming. TSC Sex Pot Curls literally take 5 minutes. & here’s the thing: the more often you do these, the easier they become. Seriously, after a while these will be like brushing your teeth.

MINDLESS.

We all love mindless when it comes to hair, right.

Disclaimer: I am STILL swollen from double jaw surgery, the swelling is probably going to take until August to go down completely. Filming is HIGHLY annoying sometimes because I still feel Nutty-Professor-ish!

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There are two things I can tell you about curls: you need a legit curling iron. AND finishing spray is insane. I discovered it two months ago & it’s changed my curl game. WAY better ( and different ) than hair spray. It gives hair that “I woke up like this with effortless, perfect hair” vibe. Finishing spray sort of makes your hair look under-done, not OVERDONE. You guys know I hate overdone. Currently a huge fan of two brands, I can’t decide. I love the pink one used in this video but I’m having a love affair with Orbie’s finishing spray too.

Regardless, both are amazing.

Another tip which is SO, SO important when perfecting TSC Sex Pot Curl: leave out the top & leave out the bottom. Don’t curl your ends or the top.

Looks more SEX that way, you know?

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Lastly, GO VERTICAL CURLS or go home. Horizontal curls are so predictable & easy. Grab the hair vertically, instead of horizontally when picking it up to put it in the curling iron. ALSO, hold the curling iron vertically to your face. That’s how you’re going to get those Instagram-worthy, finger wave curls. Make sense?

If not, I will literally do a step-by-step with pictures for you guys.

& obviously to maintain these curls for days & days….AND DAYS, I do The Sleep Bun.

So there you have it, TSC SEX POT CURLS! Tag me in your Insta pics if you try this, would love to check your curls out.

What hair styles do you guys want to see next?

Happy Tuesday! x, lauryn

PRODUCTS USED: curling iron | hair spray | finishing spray | alligator clips | striped top here

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

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My Eyebrow Routine + Tinting Questions Answered

January 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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 )

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

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eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

eyebrow tutorial | by the skinny confidential

dragon fruit ice cream | by the skinny confidential

JUST THE PRETTIEST DESSERT EVER: Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

November 5, 2015
by
LAURYN

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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Meet The Founder of Create & Cultivate

November 3, 2015
by
LAURYN

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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!

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| 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.

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| 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