Alright well I’m STUFFED from lemon-y kale salad, mahi mahi tacos, too much avocado, & raspberries X dark chocolate chips…so I think it’s time to shut down my computer & read.
Oh, & make sure to come hang out on Snapchat, it’s easy, fun, & unfiltered.
Plus I’ll be sharing A LOT of beauty hauls, makeup tutorials, easy recipes, workout tips, & a lot of behind the scenes LOL-ers. Username: @laurynevarts.
Leave your username below so I can stalk your Snap too. Fully curious.
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.
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.
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.
We all love mindless when it comes to hair, right.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Read more about my eyebrow escapades here & here ( << my 2015 routine ).
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!!