Skip to content


cat marnell mouth rinse tanning oil highlighter

Looking for a juicy read this weekend? WELL SHIT DO I HAVE YOU COVERED OR WHAT?

Just do yourself a favor & check out Cat Marnell’s book, How To Murder Your Life. I couldn’t put it down- it’s that good, guys. I even read it at dinner with Michael one night- like at a restaurant. Sure, he thinks I’m weird but we can’t all be perfect. Anyway- the book is so good you’ll read at dinner too.

( She also happens to be best friends with The Fat Jew- listen to the episode of when he was on TSC HIM & HER SHOW for the juicy scoop ).

The way Cat writes IS SO ONE ON ONE- just how I like it. She is not afraid to go there either- she is who she is & I love that. After I was done with the book, I did what I do best: STALK…EER, investigate. From the Kardashians to the Kennedys to supermodel’s best kept beauty secrets, I just can’t help myself. SO lemme bring it full circle here, since Cat was a beauty editor- I found her beauty tips ( which you will appreciate even more after you read the book…so perhaps this post is more for myself…like to have it one file. Sometimes I do that with The Skinny Confidential– I use it as like an archive of things I want to remember. HA ).

OH but this will tickle you: most of them can be found at the drugstore for under $20. HELLO YES.


Tanning oil is not only for tanning. In fact I DEFINITELY recommend that you don’t use it for tanning. Wear SPF, stay out of the sun & get a spray tan. HOWEVER tanning oil does have some other uses. When I was in high school I would use it all the time just to smell like a tropical vacation. Cat takes it to the extreme, naturally. She uses dark tanning oil day or night. Anywhere and everywhere.  This tanning oil has a dark tint so it also make it look like you have a fresh tan too. Win, WIN. We’ve talked about doing this- Cat & I have this in common. I like to wear it at night to make my legs shiny.

Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse | $8.91

You might be thinking “UH- WHAT? Lauryn why do I need dry mouth rinse?” Well, let me tell you. Ever wake up after a night of drinking completely parched? You chug a glass or two of water but it doesn’t help? Enter Biotene Dry Mouth. This stuff is a savior- trust me, because I ordered it & put it to the test. Using this takes away that uncomfortable feeling of dehydration. LIKE NO MORE DRY MOUTH. I don’t love weed because it makes me feel lazy & let’s be real- I’d eat the whole pantry, BUT IF YOU LIKE POT- this is for you. Dry mouth be gone!

For all you champagne lovers: simply pair this with the hangover elixir.

Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Moss | $4.99

Every woman should find the perfect red lip for their skin tone- I feel like we’ve discussed this at length though so YAWN. However when you find the color that compliments you, it’s orgasmic. Finding your shade hard. It’s rough out there- there’s a lot of options. Back to Cat, she says a red lip is sassy & sexy & totally relies on Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss. Kate Moss is a style icon for a reason so find your shade & LMK what you think.


Highlighter is one of those products that really completes a look. It transforms your makeup from dull to glowy, shimmery and dewy- plus it does what its supposed to do: HIGHLIGHT YOUR FEATURES, duh. Just like mascara, a highlighter doesn’t need to break the bank. Drugstore brands get the job done. Focus on formula & color. This highlighter is one that Cat raves about- being a beauty editor for YEARS, she probably has tested TONS. LUCKILY, it’s full of white tones as opposed to gold, just how I like it. The white tones help bring out the whites in eyes & teeth. Plus it’s under $10.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength | $32

Everything starts with your base. Taking care of your skin with eye pads & masks is essential, we know this. It’s all about prevention- IF YOU CAN PREVENT IT- WHY NOT? SO since I’m a total mask whore, I figured why not try Cat’s favorite? This mask helps reduce the appearance of dark spots & discoloration- very much needed on my end. It’s great for anyone dealing with hyper-pigmentation which is common if you’re on birth control. FML.

OK Michael & I are on the plane now- in fact, I just denied a Delta warm chocolate chip cookie because I’m trying to be good…which is V depressing because do you know how delicious Delta warm chocolate chip cookies are? ARRRGHH.

…We’re heading to one of my favorite places in the world- can anyone guess where?

What are some of your top beauty picks OR books you can’t put down? BEAUTY & BRAINS go hand in hand. & of course, bonus points if they’re inexpensive.

x, lauryn

+ Stalk the Kardashians: Green Mango Tea | Instant Butt Lift | Salad Bowls

++ Stalk the Kennedys: Musk Oil | Books



  1. After I read that book I cannot get enough of Cat Marnell! Thanks for this perfect post!


Questions, Comments, Thoughts?

Get the Skinny

Stalk Us

This is the best way to stay up to date with The Skinny Confidential. Be the first to know when episodes drop, new blog posts, and product launches.