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5 BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS EVERY GIRL ON THE PLANET NEEDS

October 20, 2017
by
LAURYN

Well hi! Hello! Fancy seeing you here.

I’ve got something fun for you: another video.

Yes that’s right, another video on one of my favorite subjects: BEAUTY!!

These are tips for the girl who loves beauty but most importantly: loves her skin! Whether it’s the face, arms, or boobs– I got you covered. I even threw some hair tips in there.

We discuss some VERY easy/quick tips. Have fun ( P.S. it WAS 6 pm on Friday when we shot this, so don’t judge the Rosé, K? ). Ta-da:

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We all know my latest love of facial massage runs deep.

So deep I kind of can’t put makeup on without facial massage. The circulation & lymphatic drainage just does a body good, you know?

Add some oils to the situation & you’re good to go.

Speaking of oil, whoever told me about the Vitamin C & E packed Solar Recovery oil ( I’m talking to you TSC FB Group ) literally rocks. If anyone knows who the beauty guru girl was, e-mail me! I want to send her a special thank you package.

In this video we also will discuss: boob tube ( just trust me here, it’s a weird thing but it works ), wave spray ( so very efficient for the girl who doesn’t want to wash her hair- AHEM ME ), biotin chews ( you know, to grow the hair long ), & magic cream ( anything with the word magic in it, really gets me ).

Are you guys liking the beauty videos? I feel like they’re your favorite. If you have an suggestions, please leave them below with your IG handle & whatever video ideas I use of yours, I’ll shoutout your handle on TSC Channel!

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OH AND IF I HAVEN’T CONVINCED YOU TO GET ON BOARD WITH OILS, LET ME TRY ONE MORE TIME.

I started this post feeling dry & crackled but slathered my face in oils HEAVILY & am essentially all moisturized & glowy now ( or am I fibbing? Does it even matter; who cares! ), so there you go, look at that: that’s how beauty products can just change your day.

So.

Close your eyes. Come on close them tight. Deep breath in with me, deep breath out: oils.

FROM BED, with an oiled-up face, x lauryn

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN


CHANGING UP YOUR HAIR: MY HAIR STORY

October 18, 2017
by
LAURYN

HAIR CARE TIPS AND TRICKS | by the skinny confidential

MEOW!

THIS POST HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. I feel like we need to talk more about hair. Hair is such a representation of where you’re at in life right?

I mean has anyone else ever chopped off their hair after a break-up? ( GUILTY ). Or how about dyed it? ( GUILTY ). Maybe even you forgot to wash it for a week…eer, two? ( GUILTY ).

Regardless I feel like it’s important to always evolve in the hair place.

Mix it up, you know?

Years ago I did a breakdown on all my hair care tips but things like I said, have evolved & sure, I’m still not the best at washing my hair but I most definitely keep my hair game changing.

Let me give you a bit of background- elementary school was the usual: BANGS. Bangs were fun for a hot minute but they’re not for me & kind of look dreadful on me.

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Thank God I realized this in middle school. Bangs were certainly NOT the theme in middle school. Middle school was bland with a ponytail/high bun here & there.

Then was high school. High school was sort of unfortunate in the hair department. In high school I was the girl who fried my hair with bleach. ARRGGGH. This kind of represented a period when I was on the rocks with a boy & needed a change.

My ponytail, pre-bleach, was SO thick & after the bleach situation it never was quite the same. Which now, makes me very annoyed at my high school self. Because of this I’ve been super vigilant about taking very good care of my hair today ( and skin, if we’re getting specific- but you know that already! ). But we’ll get to that.

High school was all about finding my identity through expressing myself in different ways. One of which was pouring bleach on my head. SO VERY thankful for the moment to end.

In college, I prefered a high bun.

Reason being? I was constantly running around. Between teaching Pure Barre, Pilates, & bartending while attending school full-time, I was kind of a maniac. I did what I could here but I feel like I had a perpetual root & was sort of low maintenance. You gotta do what you gotta do.

After 5 years I started bartending, at this point I’d been blogging for 2-ish years. I recognized that I needed to step up my picture game. Of me. Not just food. SO I found a photographer to do trade with & started to take my hair care seriously. Let’s call this period the OPPOSITE of the high school moments.

This included: lots of masks ( what up, coconut oil! ), castor oil ( the Egyptians used it for balding wayyyyyy back in the day ), a toddler’s hair brush ( not the best at brushing my hair…like ever but a toddler’s hair brush helps get out the knots- trust me ), an active interest in products, The Sleep Bun, & a silk pillowcase.

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Along my hair journey I’ve been lucky enough to pick up a bunch of tips & tricks through blogging.

I’d say this is when I started to feel in sync with my hair care routine, you know?

Today my hair care routine isn’t overly fussy. I mean I certainly like my blowouts ( do you blame me though? I get an HOUR of uninterrupted work done. It’s pure heaven REALLY ). You should know: a blowout also is fabulous maintenance too. You just may have to micro-manage the situation a little. But it works wonders.

I switch my products up too. Lately when I’m at home I’ve been using Herbal Essence. Can you picture me in the shower like a Herbal Essence commercial? I love that commercial where the girl is making amazing noises- it’s perfect in every way. Anyway it’s easy to travel with & when I was in Greece it made the shower smell SOOOO GOOD. MR. I LOVE MY HAIR MICHAEL used it too & smelled like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Herbal Essence is fab because it’s a drugstore product that works- it gives you kind of a bounce. I especially like their Argan Oil- you know I love oils!

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Regardless one thing that just works for hair in general: CHANGE. Sticking with the same style or look for years & years would be totally boring for me. I am always embracing change. From chopping my hair off, to add clip-in extensions, to ponytails, to braids, to even wigs- switching up hair is fun! Do you agree?

Whenever I feel the need to change-up my hair, I embrace the feeling whole heartedly it’s LIBERATING to switch it up.

The more change, the better when it comes to hair in my opinion.

Hope you’re all having a productive Tuesday!

x lauryn

+ this post is in collaboration with Herbal Essences & POPSUGAR. As always, all opinions are my own.

++ wearing all Van De Vort: bodysuit | pants.

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KRISTIN CAVALLARI Talks Jewelry, Diet, And Why She’s Type A

October 17, 2017
by
LAURYN

Kristin Cavallari is goals.

I dislike the saying goals but she is goals, right.

She’s a mom of THREE. LIKE CRAZY!! Her bod is insane & she seems to balance writing a book, her husband, kids, chic shoe line empire, & now jewelry line…all while wearing heels, of course.

When Kristin & her team reached out I KNEW I HAD TO GET HER ON TSC. Immediately. She beats to the tune of her own drum & I needed to get her secrets. SO not only is she on the blog today, she will ALSO be coming on the podcast early next year when her SECOND ( just no big deal ) book comes out. You know I love a hustler.

Kristin took her platform of Laguna Beach & The Hills…and just ran with it. She’s a prime example of a woman who’s created a strategic future ( who’s completed their compelling future by design printable?! If Kristin doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what will! ).

Anyway, I’ll let Kristin do the talking because I’m sure you’re dying for her tips, tricks, & to check out her latest jewelry line: UNCOMMON JAMES.

Give us some background of how you got into jewelry? Like all the details- how did your idea come to reality?

Kristin Cavallari: My dream was always to have a shoe line, which I thankfully launched about 5 years ago. I’ve loved being in the accessories world since I think they make or break your outfit. Jewelry was the next natural step for me and Uncommon James is very special since it’s my own company.

It’s the first time in my life I have complete creative freedom which is the best feeling in the world. 

When you design- who are you designing for?

KC: The modern woman- a girl on the go who doesn’t want to spend 10 minutes trying on jewelry. She wants fashion to be easy; throw these pieces on and never take them off. 

Favorite piece in the line and why?

KC: It’s honestly hard to pick just one. I go through phases where I like one more than others. I’ve been obsessed with All Day, Purdy, & the Fishbone necklace at different times since they are all effortless and go with everything. 

Talk to me about layering jewelry- what’s your layering strategy?

KC: Keep everything dainty and I never do more than three necklaces. You want them all to be slightly different lengths so each piece stands out. 

You’re a busy mom- how do you balance work life/home life?

KC: I wouldn’t be able to do it without my husband ( cheesy but true ). He’s incredibly hands on with the kids and I never have to think twice about leaving him alone with them for a couple of days. My mother-in-law is also a saint; she watches the kids whenever we ask.

I always get everything I need to get done during the day so come dinner time, I’m never looking at my phone or thinking about work and I can just focus on my babies. 

What keeps you organized? Any apps we need?

KC: My type A personality! I’m naturally super organized, I can’t think straight when everything is all over the place.

I have 3 separate calendars with everything written down ( my phone, a calendar in my office, and a big one on the wall with everyone’s schedules ). 

What is your plan for the jewelry line? We’d love to hear what’s in store for Uncommon James!

KC: I just launched a couple of months ago so I’m still working out some kinks but overall I’m excited to keep bringing women simple, effortless jewelry.

I’ll also be launching Uncommon James Home in 2018!

How does social media play a role in the line?

KC: I’m very thankful for social media because in a sense, it’s free advertising for me. 90% of my sales come from Instagram so I’m grateful for it. It’s a nice way to connect with fans in a way we never had before. 

Switching it up- what are your favorite 3 easy, go-to snacks when you’re running to the office?

KC: Well my office is in my house! But when I’m traveling, I love Epic Bars, homemade trail mix, and almond butter packets & cashew butter packets.

 What’s next? You’re such a hustler!

KC: I have a pre-show for all the big award shows this year on E!. I’m also working away on launching Uncommon James Home, I have a cookbook, True Roots, out in the spring, and I’m constantly working on my shoe line and Uncommon James Jewelry. 

Where can everyone find you and your line on social?

KC: Follow us at: @kristincavallari @uncommonjames!

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UNCOMMON JAMES

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+ purdy necklace 

+ alpas bracelet

+ illicit ring

Huge thanks to Kristin for taking the time to hang out on The Skinny Confidential! Stalk her line here ( I love the Fishbone ).

x lauryn

+ OTHER FEATURES ON KRISTIN CAVALLARI: Kristin’s almond butter cookies | Kristin’s health secrets.

++ her book | upcoming book | shoe line | jewelry.

 

Razor Burn Is Just The Worst- Here’s How To Prevent It

October 11, 2017
by
LAURYN

How To Prevent Razor Burn: A TENDSKIN BREAKDOWN | by the skinny confidential

I feel like this is a question every girl has at some point in her life: HOW THE HELL DO I GET RID OF THIS RAZOR BURN?

But right? There’s nothing worse than sliding into your one-piece bathing suit only to look down to see a red, spotty situation…Oh wait, there is something worse: when it’s ingrown too!

Like, UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

It’s such a buzzkill right. I’m like “do I put foundation around my crotch area? Or do I opt for a simple cover-up? Or should I just go ahead & cancel the whole pool day?”

You know what I mean? Tell me this has happened to you? If it hasn’t, well aren’t you the lucky one.

Anyway, get excited because I have the actual witch doctor fix.

This is a fix that I discovered in high school actually. All my friends got on board IMMEDIATELY. Seriously, my girlfriends passed this around like Rite-Aid green apple Smirnoff.

SO the secret is out now: it’s called Tend Skin. AND IT IS REALLY, SERIOUSLY THE CURE TO RAZOR BUMPS, INGROWN HAIRS, & RAZOR BURN. I feel like I don’t even need to go on & on about it because it’s one of those things that will just get you results. Plain & simple. Whether you’re a waxer or a shaver, this shit is the shit. Recently I started to keep it on hand when I travel too ( there’s a mini size! )- those annoying, cheap-ass hotel razors give you the worst razor burn, you know? I don’t mean to be wildly critical but they do.

…Because they always leave you with razor burn AND so do dull razors & certain soaps.

Had I been using Tend Skin every time I travel, I could have actually used the stupid, ganky razors! That’s right, you can even get away with crap razors. Tend Skin is that much of a game changer. Really, it’s like a makeover for your bikini line, arm pits, legs, whatever!

So wait, what exactly is Tend Skin?

Well according to their breakdown: “Ingrown hairs form after hairs have been cut or otherwise removed below the skin surface. As the hairs continue to grow, they curl over within the follicles and fail to exit to the surface. The result is an unsightly ingrown hair- formed “bump” on the skin. Regular application of Tend Skin Liquid will reduce the appearance of existing ingrown hairs NOTE: do not tweeze ingrown hairs or razor bumps. Tweezing tears the hair papilla in the skin from which the hair grows, damages the skin and can cause scarring!. There is no other product that will reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs like Tend Skin Liquid.

Men & women suffer from ingrown hairs. Men get ingrown hairs on their beard, neck and scalp areas. Women get them after hair removal from shaving, waxing, electrolysis or laser on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Tend Skin Liquid applied before the problems arise and shortly after these procedures will reduce the appearance of these problems afterwards!”

FUN!

What else? If you much more prefer roll-on application, they have that too! The roll-on applicator is kind of like that vintage crystal deodorant. You simply roll it on the razor bump & it gets the job done just as well. You should know you can put it basically anywhere on your bod…which is ideal!

Also: the scent! It doesn’t smell bad. I hate bad smells. Especially when it comes to applying it on your body.

The product ALSO happens to be cruelty-free.

( Another random fact: it also removes ink from your skin, which is efficient if you ever get Sharpie on your skin ).

And of course, feel free to recommend this to your boyfriends & husbands for their beards or neck.

I’ve tried a million different beauty products & this one my friends, is a STAND OUT STAR.

Yes sure- it’s strange that a little liquid can make such a difference but it does.

The difference is IMMEDIATE. First of all, you just have to put it on a cotton ball, rub in the affected area(s), & wait a bit. ALSO I use Tend Skin to prevent any redness situation from even happening. So ya, it’s preventative too.

I get mine on Amazon.

And if you’re wondering, I like to shave with a men’s razor lately. For some reason they’re just stronger. Sometimes I’ll selfishly steal Michael’s which drives him bat shit crazy when he catches me shaving my armpits with his razor. What can you do.

OK- enjoy this little, blue bottle of goodness. Hope you endure NO more bumpy, ingrown annoying-ness.

Happy Friday! x lauryn

+ READ: WHY I SHAVE MY FACE | READ: BIKINI LINE MAINTENANCE | READ: LET’S GET LEGGY: LEG SHAVING

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast featuring the co-founder of Create & Cultivate. She’s a badass woman who is so empowering. Happy listening!

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VIDEO Q & A: BAD DATES, CUTTING DAIRY, & BOOB JOB TIPS

October 22, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Recently I filmed a VIDEO for you guys to answer some specific questions I kept seeing in TSC Secret Facebook Group. My girlfriend, Shawn, read me some juicy questions & we just kind of got down to business. Videos are going to be happening A LOT more on the blog because I feel like it’s a fun way to connect with you guys- intimate, no?

Anyway, this white crop top is sold out, HOWEVER I found one that looks JUST LIKE IT but cuter. I would wear it with high-waisted pants ( like linen ones ) or a pencil shirt. The top is super versatile & you can’t go wrong with white…I mean, it does whiten the eyes & teeth, you know? You should know my eyelashes are very fake here too- they’re totally drugstore lashes & ones that will make you feel like Marilyn Monroe in a hot minute. I LOVE THEM. Make sure you buy the #113’s though. The reason I’m very much about the #113’s is because they open the eye, rather than weigh it down- plus they’re super flirty & feisty. You should know I plan on experimenting with magnetic lashes soon too so I’ll write a whole post on that situation.

Ok let’s get right into the video breakdown:

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+ learn why Zella leggings are known as the LIVE IN leggings.
+ how I shave: LEGS | FACE | ARMPITS | BIKINI
+ why you should try caffeine sunscreen.
+ curious about plastic surgery? here’s some boob job realness.
+ see what happens when you cut out dairy & alcohol for a month ( lots of nutritional yeast ).
+ sometimes you just need a swift kick in the ass to stay motivated.
+ stay full by using protein powder in your morning smoothie.
+ hydration is key to glowing health- so spice up your daily water.

Happy watching!

0:50 ): FAVORITE WORKOUT CLOTHES
1:35 ): LASER HAIR REMOVAL REVIEW
2:50 ): GO TO MORNING BEAUTY SMOOTHIE
{ 3:45 ): PLASTIC SURGERY & BOOB JOB TIPS
4:25 ): HOW TO CUT DAIRY FROM YOUR DIET
5:40 ): HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED TO WORKOUT & EAT HEALTHY
7:15 ): HOW TO GET OUT OF A BAD DATE
8:00 ): HOW TO DEAL WITH A NASTY MOTHER-IN-LAW 

8:40 ): HOW TO CONTROL YOUR APPETITE

Boone was being so bad in this video- he kept jumping on the bed trying to get on film ( HE IS SUCH A HAM ) so naturally, I had to give him his cameo:

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Hope you loved the video. More to come. We are in LA all week recording a bunch of upcoming podcasts for you guys. Make sure you’re following along on IG Stories & Snapchat.

Leave any questions below for the next Q & A video and I’ll make sure to answer them all in the next installment. Also, leave your blog name or IG handle so I can shout you OUT.

LOVE YOU GUYS, PEACE lauryn x

+ you can watch more beauty, health, & home videos here.

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