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AMAZON RIDE OR DIES

Updated: February 25, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Since Michael & I have never been to Boston before it’s been fun to explore a new city. We’re catching up with our friend Alex aka The Mooseknuckle ( ep. 23 ) & letting loose. That being said, I could really use my ice roller right now. It is SUCH a staple in my life  that I wanted to share all of my ride or die items with you guys. You know, the items I reach for on a daily basis. Let’s get right into it.

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CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCTS:

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PLEASE avoid using bottles that contain BPA. These Ello cups are BPA free, made out of glass and you can take them everywhere. You can use these to take your detox drinkgreen smoothie & spicy water to work or around town. These cups are a daily essential.

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In addition to the cold I’ve been fighting we’ve been drinking a ton in Boston. This means my face is extra swollen & puffy. These eye pads are a life saver ( I even made room in Alex’s fridge for them ). The cucumber helps to reduce inflammation and has amazing cooling effects. Much needed.

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Ever since my jaw surgery I’ve become obsessed with finding ways to reduce swelling. The  steel ice roller is it. Use it every morning when you wake up to reduce swelling & redness. Plus it helps shrink your pores & is way more convenient than an ice facial. It’s a MUST when you’re hungover.

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This acupressure mat changes the game. I fondly call it the bed of nails. It’s covered in little spikes that cause your body to release endorphins. This helps to relieve stress & relax your mind. I even use this on Pixy & Boone & they love it. It’s stimulating, energizing & just feels SO good.

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I’m tea OBSESSED. I drink it in the morning, evening, before lunch, after lunch, anytime really. Give me a cup of tea and I’ll be happy. This tea is fruity, sweet & refreshing. Put this in your ello cup with some ice & adaptogens and you’ll be ready to take on the day.

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Heard of face shaving? If not, you have to try it! ALL the celebrities do it & for a good reason. The tinkle removes all your peach fuzz, exfoliates & smooths your skin. This creates the perfect base to apply your makeup. I’ve been doing it for years & I’m obsessed.

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Worried about hyperpigmentation aka your mustache? Use this serum daily & you will see results. I did this 6 months before my wedding & my mustache was GONE! Everyone, EVERYONE needs a great serum. They’re underrated just like oils. The right serum will keep your face vibrant by brightening dull skin & evening out your skin tone.

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If you follow along on Snapchat you know I’m obsessed with my new oil diffuser. It changes colors which is incredibly soothing & reminds me of a crystal ball. Essential oils are amazing. You immediately notice a difference in your mood depending on what oils you use.  My favorite combination right now is grapefruit and lemon. My friend Erica also gave me this cute car diffuser the other day. Now I can take my oils with me everywhere! This is especially helpful when we drive to LA because I can get really stressed & anxious with all of the traffic. Put on some bossanova & lavender oil and say bye to road rage.

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The secret to how woman wear those tiny, thin tops with NO bra? Nippies!  When I’m not wearing workout clothes, I am most likely wearing Nippies. They are comfortable, reusable, and completely invisible under those tiny tops we all want to wear this Spring.

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Another beauty must have? A jade roller. They are incredibly anti-aging, extremely medicinal according to Chinese medicine & INSANE for lymphatic drainage. People get bags under their eyes due to fluid retention. Lymphatic drainage FIXES that. All you do is roll it on your face in a downward motion. I do it at night after applying moisturizer.

These items are all essential to making me look, feel & be my best on a daily basis. What are some of your ride or die items? Comment below and tell me! You guys always have the best recommendations. Now I’m off to take full advantage of the cold Boston weather by rocking some cashmere joggers & a sweatshirt. Hope you all have a fun weekend ahead.

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INSTAGRAM LIVE MAKEUP BREAKDOWN FOR YA

Updated: February 22, 2017
by
LAURYN

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You guys how sassy is Instagram LIVE? I’m LOVING it. Valentine’s Day we broke down a date night look & then Thursday we did a live Q&A while Kelsey & Shawn did my make-up & hair.

So now I’m going to share the EXACT make-up products + how to use them.

The real secret to great make-up? A great base. Stay hydrateddrink your collagen, use face and eye masks & moisturize with oils. I also LOVE to use my ice roller before doing makeup to help de-puff my face. Taking care of your skin is crucial for prevention.

With that, let’s dive right into make-up:

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PREP:

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+ Slather face & neck with rosehip oil & caffeine sunscreen

ROSEHIP OIL

If you follow along on Snapchat, you already know this oil is A MUST. Rosehip oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, eye bags, fine lines & more. Studies have shown that it can also help to reverse the adverse effects of prolonged sun exposure. Need I say more?

CAFFEINE SUNSCREEN

I’m obsessed with a good caffeinated sunscreen ( << been using this everyday, every second lately because the caffeine tightens my skin BIG TIME- love a quick facelift, LOL ). Sunscreen is a must for protecting your face & preventing wrinkles.

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+ Dab IT under eye concealer to cover dark circles & dot with stroke of light to brighten the eye area.

IT UNDER EYE CONCEALER

I’m a huge fan of IT Cosmetics. Their products just get it right every time. This concealer is full-coverage so it’s ideal for covering dark circles when you don’t get a lot of sleep. Plus it’s anti-aging. YES PLZ.

STROKE OF LIGHT

This concealer immediately brightens the eyes. It’s illuminating and visibly reduces fine lines & dark circles. It provides a refreshed, radiant look that you won’t be able to get enough of.

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+ Combine a small amount of rosehip oil ( for extra moisture & dewiness ) + CC cream on your makeup paletteWet beautyblender thoroughly ( << THIS IS KEY ). Use beautyblender to DAB cc cream onto face. BLOT the blender onto skin until you reach desired coverage.

IT ILLUMINATING CC CREAM

Do I really need to go over this CC Cream again? This stuff is NO JOKE. It’s illuminating so it will give you that gorgeous, dewy skin texture ( YESSSSS ), while it protects the skin from both the sun rays that BURN & AGE you.

BEAUTYBLENDER

Using a beautyblender is essential for achieving that flawless Snapchat filter look. I use the blender at every stage of my makeup application. You can use it to apply your sunscreen & foundation then to blend your powder & for contouring.

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+ Use a fluffy brush to apply a finishing powder all over face. Use a skin-toned one or a translucent one depending on the look you’re going for. Blend with beautyblender.

FINISHING POWDER

This compact is low coverage & provides a matte finish to your look. It helps set your foundation & is perfect for carrying around in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

TRANSLUCENT POWDER

For a velvety, finished look set your foundation with this powder. It’s extremely light & silky so it helps extend your look.

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+ Exfoliate lips with your toothbrush. Apply whitening gel to teeth & prime lips with chapstick.

WHITEN

White teeth are a must. This pen makes it SUPER easy. You don’t have to deal with complicated trays, messy strips or long times of being unable to talk. Simply apply the gel, wait 30 seconds then you’re good to go. Couldn’t be easier.

CHAPSTICK

Smooth lips are essential for creating the perfect pout. I carry this around everywhere. It smells AMAZING & hydrates your lips.

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ENHANCE

{ CONTOUR}

+ Use small brushes to apply contour to cheekbones, nose & around temples. Blend with beautyblender

CONTOUR KIT

This contour kit has everything you need to sculpt & define your features. You can highlight & contour your eyes, cheekbones, nose & jawline.

BRUSHES

Great quality, super soft & they don’t shed. These brushes are essential to any make-up kit.

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+ dab or brush highlighter above cheekbones & brow bone. Blend with beautyblender.

SKINFINISH

A powder highlighter is great for providing an all-over luminous, well-defined finish. I even carry this in my purse to brighten up my face throughout the day.

WATT’S UP

This highlighter is JUST YES. I use it on my brow bone, cheekbone, you can even use it for contouring. It’s almost like adding a touch of champagne toned brightness to your face.

{ BRONZE }

+ Apply bronzer under cheekbones with brush. Blend with beautyblender

BRONZER

This bronzer is moisturizing & long lasting. It provides the perfect sun-kissed glow.

BRUSH

This tiny brush is the perfect size for blending bronzer. You can easily take it it in your purse or makeup bag for touchups throughout the day. It’s inexpensive, soft & creates a beautiful even finish.

{ BROWS }

+ Tint brows according to directions ( video HERE ). Fill in brows with pencil & BRUSH UP to blend.

TINT

I LOVE LOVE LOVE a bold brow but do what works for you. I tint at home which is actually SUPER easy using this kit.

BROW STICK

I’m obsessed with this pencil because it has your pigment on one end & a brush on the other. This makes is SO convenient to fix your brows any & everywhere. Always remember to brush up!

{ EYES }

+ Smudge eyeliner along lash line. Curl lashes. Use double ended mascara. Prime, prime, prime. Top with mascara.

EYE LINER

This liner is great for the babe on-the-go. It slides on smooth & stays soft and creamy for blending. You can create a dramatic look or keep it more natural for day-time. My favorite is corrupt because it has a slight shimmer that really enhances the eyes.

EYE LASH CURLER

CURL, CURL, & RECURL!! I can’t say it enough. Get an eye lash curler now.  You should be curling your lashes pre-primer, post-primer, pre-mascara, & post-mascara. Just do it, trust me. You can also try curling them at different points in your lashes so they really curl up and back from the roots to the tips.

PRIMER

Hands down the best mascara primer on the planet. Priming your lashes is essential. I prime AT LEAST twice. This stuff is cheap & super-volumizing.

MASCARA

This mascara creates longer, fuller & DRAMATIC lashes. I love keeping this in my clutch and re-volumizing my lashes if needed.

{ LIPS }

+ Apply plumper & finish with lip gloss. 

PLUMPER

Who doesn’t love a full, pouty lip? This plumper is MAGIC. It has a slight tingling sensation that I love and is also hydrating.

LIP GLOSS

Highly pigmented & ultra-shiny, this lip gloss adds a warm pink color with a bit of golden shimmer. SO flattering.

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+ Spritz over entire face.

SETTING SPRAY

Complete your look with this finishing spray. It’s infused with vitamins & minerals like green tea and chamomile. It adds radiance and sets your makeup. I love spraying this throughout the night to refresh my look too!

Whew that was a lot! Hopefully I covered everything. Once you have your makeup set throw on ripped jeans & a leather jacket for an effortless, chic vibe or pair this look with a sexy little dress with a huge furry coat!

I had SUCH a blast doing Instagram LIVE with you guys. What do you want to see next? Comment below & tell me!!

lauryn, x

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GOODBYE Zits: Quick, Easy Tips To Rid Pimples

Updated: February 9, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Yeah, yeah we know what to do when the sun mustache comes around but what about a zit?

Well I GOT A HUGE RED ZIT TWO DAYS BEFORE OUR WEDDING.

Luckily I brought everything I needed in my luggage. JUST 3 tiny tools.

And actually, to be quite honest, the three products I brought are just…EASY. I’ve been using all three of them for years & they ACTUALLY TREAT A ZIT.

That’s right, I’m not blowing smoke up your ass.

These three simple, easy products actually truly solve the problem. I feel like everyone makes it harder than it is but treating a zit is really to the point ( literally? ).

You should know the idea of this post came to me when I was on INSTAGRAM LIVE the other day. Someone asked me how I get rid of black heads. & well shit, I get rid of them easily & efficiently…with a black head popper. I’ve been using this handy-dandy tool since I was in high school. And let me tell you- it works.

Here’s the thing: if you pop a zit the juice of the zit is what spreads the pimple. Whenever I pop anything I make sure not to get any of the residue on my skin. If you do get some of the ‘zit juice’ around the zit YOU CAN COUNT ON THE ZIT SPREADING. That’s right guys, bacteria spreads. And it doesn’t give a shit. In fact it’s relentless, it goes everywhere. Which is why when you get a zit & pop it- more zits pop up.

Anyway, here’s my actual zit cure.

I take this very seriously because I’ve very much perfected this over the years. In fact it’s kind of a magical cure..

BASICALLY IT WORKS.

FIRST OFF: a good zit clay. Zit clay is essential. It’s nothing avant-garde. Quite simple really. It’s this clay that’s “not regular clay. It infuses minerals that minimize oil production & significantly increase healing times up to 5X’s faster than water based acne products. It contains NO dyes, synthetic or added chemicals. It also clears acne fast, pimples, rashes, bug bits, itches, ingrown hair, black heads,& much more. Basically it pulls out remaining impurities preventing potential scarring. Individual pimples will heal and clear up faster with spot treatments.”

This zit clay was recommended by my favorite esthetician, Lindsay. It’s from Sweden & has so much praise. Plus it’s two flipping ingredients: TWO !!! One of them being WATER. And with no dyes or synthetic additives.

I have used this FOREVER. The stuff works ASAP, immediately. I’ve never seen anything so magical.

Here’s the main secret though: the directions says to leave it on for ten minutes…I leave it the zit overnight. So I sleep with the clay on the pimple. Works like a charm.

Ok on to the black head remover. The little $3.99 Rite-Aid tool I talked about on INSTAGRAM LIVE.

Here’s what it does:

♡ One end is a loop tip for pressing & extracting, the other sharp end is for piercing or poking.

♡ To minimize damage to your skin, the needle is an effective way to remove blackheads, acne, or pimples.

♡ The remover is also a safe way to clear your pores than squeezing blackheads using your fingernails.

 ♡ With the help of these needles, it will lessen trauma to the surrounding skin.

I found mine at Rite-Aid. It’s nothing special but BOY OH BOY does it get the job done. So much better than popping anything with your dirty fingernails. I like to use this after I get out of the shower because my skin is soft.

If you don’t have a black head remover…check out this breakdown to pop a zit: “When you get out of the shower, wipe your face with a clean, never-been-used, freshly washed towel. Cover your fingers with a tissue. Even after showering, your hands and nails have bacteria that can infect your about-to-be-popped pimple. To do this, fold a tissue in half and wrap it around your index finger. Repeat with your other hand. Consider yourself prepped for zit surgery.”

And if you’re looking for a preventative serum, USE THIS. TRUST ME. It’s the best ever.

OK SO TO SPOT TREAT during the day use: TEA TREE OIL. Because it:

Heals cuts and burns: it’s a natural antiseptic, meaning it can be used to help treat wounds & burns. Tea tree oil has also been known to treat bacterial infections— love it! Use a dime size amount of tea tree oil to heal razor burns, small cuts, & even sunburns ( although, I’m hoping everyone avoids the sun like the plague ). If you want you can add some water to the oil too : ).

Kills blemishes: this oil is known for getting rid of pimples. Recently a study found that the oil offers similar results to a 5 percent benzoyl peroxide. Next time you’re on Aunt Flow & have a zit, throw some tea tree oil on it! I use it before I apply makeup because you can’t see it. It’s just like a light oil that coats the skin before primer. Kind of the ideal zit healer no?

READ MORE ABOUT tea tree oil here.

TA-DA. Keep it easy. There’s nothing worse than someone trying to over-complicate a zit. A zit is easy to solve. I use these three tips every time & they’ve never steered me in the wrong direction. The clay spot treatment mask is a real lifesaver. Just bear with me because the directions may be in Swedish- but it’s worth it. The black head remover is something I’ve talked about on live streaming AND IT IS SO efficient. Really to the point & something to use when you’re out of the shower. Lastly if you’re treating a pimple during the day: TEA TREE OIL. I use it whenever I feel a zit coming & post zit-picking.

There’s nothing fancy here. Just simple tips.

Also very much loving this silver, sassy peel off mask. I can’t stop with it. I think I’m addicted? It really tightens & pumps the face. Best ever.

If you have any tips or tricks: PLZZZZZ SHARE. I need all the zit cure inside info I can get. Thanks guys!

x lauryn

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The Magic of Pearl: GLOWING SKIN & AMINO ACIDS

Updated: February 1, 2017
by
LAURYN

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My wedding photos are done & edited.

So while we’re waiting for the video ( finally ) I figured we’d discuss something sparkly: PEARL.

YA, LIKE PEARL PEARL.

So this is random but did you know that pearls aren’t something you just wear around your neck?

Yes, yes, they’re actually EXTREMELY beneficial to health.

AND they’re going to be the hot new thing for 2017. I’m calling it how I see it.

Again, go with me here because I’ve been using pearl for the last 4 months & I can say I’m honestly…inflated.

It’s incredible.

Here’s the thing: a lot of wellness trends we discuss on The Skinny Confidential aren’t too popular in the States ( Pu’erh tea for weight loss, lymphatic drainage massage, acupuncture, & jade rolling to name a few! ). HOWEVER I think it’s important to bring awareness to easy, quick, inexpensive tips anyone & everyone can do.

LIKE PEARL.

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OK SO LET’S BACK UP: what exactly does Pearl do?

Whelp it stimulates collagen production, contains powerful anti-aging properties, & UMMMM has 300 mg of calcium ( screw milk, YAWN ).

Some background too?

“Pearl powder is not a new beauty aid, having been highly prized by royalty in Egypt and China even during ancient times. Cleopatra, the last Queen of Egypt and Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to ever attain the title of Empress, were famed for their use of pearl powder to maintain and achieve their youthful, beautiful skin. Modern science has also confirmed what the ancient medics have proven to be true- that pearl powder promotes the regeneration of new skin cells, increases collagen levels that help to firm and smooth the skin and improve the skin’s radiance.”

Well shit, count ME in.

Not sold? Ok a little more in-depth research for ya:

Benefits of Pearl Powder:

Increased elasticity and firmness for ageless radiant skin
Stimulates your body to produce new youthful skin cells
Regenerates collagen
Heals acne & blemishes
Prevents skin aging & deterioration
Prevents fine lines, wrinkles by firming and plumping skin.
Reduces discoloration from sun damage, scars, freckles dark patches, & other discoloration
Naturally reduces pores
Tightens sagging skin through improved elasticity

What else?

After calcium signal proteins are the main component of pearl powder. These active enzymes and hormones promote healing in your skin, they can dramatically slow and even reverse visual signals of aging.

These signal proteins in pearl powder send the message to your skin triggering cellular growth. They stimulate your body to generate new skin and bone unlocking your bodies natural healing potential, repairing skin tissue and increase bone density.

This is why pearl powder was used by the rulers of china for thousands of years to maintain firm, plump, youthful skin.

BUT WAIT: Conchiolin !!!

This is the real secret ingredient in pearl powder. Conchiolin when absorbed by the body converts into human collagen combining with skin lipids to naturally moisturize your skin as well as prevent moisture from escaping. It acts similarly to keratin promoting skin cell metabolism, repairing, hydrating and leaving your skin with an ageless natural glow.

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How to use it? Glad you asked. I like to add it to a smoothie or green drink. Of course if you’re not a smoothie person you can just sprinkle a little in your daily cup of tea. Very easy & tastes like nothing. Not a tea person? No worries. Just add it to your soup or egg salad. VERY EASY. And tasteless really.

Now here’s another cool thing about Pearl: it actually helps fight hyper-pigmentation.

SAY WHAT?

True. Wanna know more? According to this source, “it aids in absorbing oil and skin impurities, filters out UV rays and helps to prevent hyper-pigmentation by slowing down the melanin production in the skin. Its antimicrobial properties are also known to remove blotches, acne, acne scarring, dry patches and rosacea as well as address sun damage.”

Some women: apply it directly to their face before bed, use it as a face mask ( just mix with yogurt ), add it to their foundation ( ??!! interesting right ), ORRRRR dab some in their sunscreen.

This is NO WHERE on the Internet ( that I’ve seen ) but I just mix Pearl in with my skin oils. So I’ll do like an unrefined rose hip OR pure jojoba oil at night & mix a sprinkle of Pearl into it too. I just mix it together, add a thin layer on my skin before bed, & I’m good to go. This takes like 5 seconds. It whitens the skin kind of & helps with the annoying sun mustache. I sleep with the oil/Pearl concoction & I love it: it’s all-natural, efficient, & QUICK. Nothing crazy. Buh-bye sun spots.

Again, not a brand snob here. You can kind of pick & choose as you may. This one is GREAT but so is this one.

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According to Byrdie: “With a mystical name like Pearl Powder, we wanted to know what is in the  powder before we go investing and recommending. Moon Juice’s Pearl Powder is an adaptogen & cell builder. Owner of Moon Juice, Amanda says it’s ‘basically a white magic powder that releases essential trace minerals into the blood stream for longevity, joy, and a serious glow.’ We can expect to see results in our hair, skin, and nails, according to Bacon. She feels so strongly she even refers to it as the ‘golden ticket to getting your glow.’ But the beauty uses for her powder don’t begin and end with the dust milk: ‘You can wear it, too. I blend half a teaspoon of Pearl Powder into my almond milk or smoothie every morning and dust about 1/4 teaspoon directly onto my face with a blush brush at bed and leave in all night,’ said Bacon.”

As Vogue Magazine says: “‘Your face actually absorbs all of it and skin feels fantastic the next day…’It’s testimonials like this that make Pearls a wellness buzzword to watch. We’ve done this as humans for thousands of years- why would we continue if it didn’t work?”

UM YES, YES, YES PLZ TO ALL.

P.S. this is not Pearl sponsored, just love this powder & highly recommend it. Pick a brand, any brand. Go to your local health food store. Try it out. For the record I know I try a lot of products- it’s part of my job. But I only share what works for me. And for the amount of products I try, I BLOG about 5 percent. I blog about the superstars, must haves, real secrets.

Main plus of Pearl? It lasts FOREVER. You simply need a few pinches.

It’s kind of like magic fairy dust…just give a sprinkle in your green drink like sassy Salt Bae & you’re good to go.

OK time for me to go to bed! We just got back from speaking at The Collective & I’m pooped- long day tomorrow too !!

Chat tomorrow, lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast episode with my favorite blogger/author, Mark Manson. He’s so inspiring!

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Style Code Live with Scotty Cunha

Updated: January 26, 2017
by
LAURYN

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You know I love to mix it up.

So when Amazon’s Style Code Live invited me on their show to get a haircut by the one & only, Scotty Cunha…I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE.

Style Code Live is Amazon’s first live fashion & beauty show. It’s free for anyone to watch– it streams live every weeknight at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. It was so fun to shoot this & to be a part of such an innovative show! You can re-watch my segment– just skip ahead to see the haircut!

I mean if I’m going to get a Victoria Beckman-ish lob it might as well be on live TV with Scotty Cunha.

If you don’t know Scotty, he is the KING OF CUTTING.

He’s literally an artist with haircuts. Incredible really. Instead of using scissors, Scotty uses a razor. & MAN OH MAN does he know his product. The guy knows exactly what to use for effortless, textured hair. Just how I like it. We spent like 5 hours together & I learned so many tips. VERY excited to share all the juicy details with you guys.

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Scotty also happens to cut all of the Kardashian’s hair. He told me the Kardashian’s are extremely committed to their glam routine. They plan it out & LOVE to try new looks. Lately I’ve been all about switching it up. I mean how long can I wear the same hair style until it bores me to death, you know? I feel like the Kardashian’s have kind of given a lot of people ideas for mixing it up.

Scotty also cuts Kristin Cavallari, Miley Cyrus, & Lucy Hale’s hair- no wonder their hair always looks so amazing. You should also know he’s doing all the celebrities at the Grammy’s this year. He’s killing it. I love how he’s branding himself & utilizing social media to grow his business. Very savvy. CHECK OUT some celebs he cuts:

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Racked Magazine says: “The Kardashians and Jenners don’t let just anyone touch their faces, hair, and bodies. Over the years, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, Kendall, and Kylie have expanded their inner circle to include an elite group of on-call celebrity stylists and trainers that travel with the famous family, keeping them flawlessly groomed and toned wherever they go. One of these chosen ones is Scotty Cunha, a sassy hairstylist at famed LA salon Andy Lecompte whose infectious energy is just as renowned as his killer cuts.”

YOU SHOULD know he started off working at Starbucks until he made the fulltime transition into hair- if that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is? Follow his Insta– you won’t be sorry.

Alright on that note, let’s talk product.

So Scotty is a huge fan of four products in particular.

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He told me every girl should own:

1.) L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray:

This is amazing, vintage, inexpensive hairspray that WORKS. Scotty said it was first only avail in Europe & now you can finally get it in the States. It has an extra strong hold with a slightly shiny finish…& the gold bottle is chic on a vanity.

2.) Éclat Naturel Styling Cream:

This was his favorite product. He gave me a sample to try & now I’m hooked. Especially for my new haircut. This is a Parisian brand that’s all-natural, vitamin-enriched. It’s globally sourced botanical extracts & is gentle enough for color treated hair. Also the key ingredients are jojoba seed oil, beeswax, shea butter…all my favs.

3.) Orbie Dry Texturizing Spray:

You know my love for this. I’ve been talking about this product for years. Every girl needs this. Really though. It gives you the prettiest texture. This is the one hair product I swear by on the reg. Which is saying a lot because I’m not super into too much product for my hair.

4.) A wide tooth comb:

Unbeknownst to me, every girl needs a wide tooth comb. Scotty told me it’s the ideal stylist tool & helps blend curls in the most effortless way. BUYING NOW.

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I can tell you for sure, for sure I will be using all these products to style my new look.

All of these products are currently in my Amazon cart ( along with a new gold flat iron because I’m loving how he used a flat iron to curl my hair ).

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OK LET’S TALK TO THE PRO…

BAD ASS HAIR TIPS, with love from SCOTTY

1.) When in doubt TOP KNOT IT! If you’re in a rush or couldn’t make your blow dry bar appointment spray Orbie Dry Texturizing Spray, then twist hair into a bun on the top of your head use a hair elastic to secure it & spray hair spray for fly-aways.

2.) Add coconut oil to a braid or pig tail braids to make them extra shiny! It’s conditioning for the hair when you decide to take them out and wash.

3.) Whenever you are bored with your hair don’t be afraid to change your part! If you usually do a side part switch to a slick middle part and or do a heavy side part for a sexy “just got fucked look ( <<< he changed my part to a HEAVY side part ).

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So if you were on Instagram or Snap yesterday you saw Scotty cut my hair live on Style Code Live at Mane Addicts & The OUAI HQ in LA. He wanted to change-up my basic haircut for something fresher with more edge. Also he added a lot of texture. I feel very 2017 as opposed to 2015-y.

If you want to freshen up your look just watch Scotty work his magic. You’ll also learn how to do a flat ironed wave on Amazon’s Style Code Live. We had so much fun changing up my hair, drinking canned rose, & shooting the shit. He’s fab.

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Also, some of you were on Instagram LIVE yesterday with us and I LOVED THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. Thinking of doing more Instagram LIVE’s, thoughts? What in particular do you guys want to see?

Okkkkk I’m going to take a Pilates class- I can’t move too much because I’m really trying to keep these curls in tack, HAHA.

Happy Wednesday!

x lauryn

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