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WINTER BEAUTY FAVORITES- INSANE SKINCARE PRODUCTS

December 8, 2017
by
LAURYN

Seriously, there’s nothing better than when I find HERO PRODUCTS.

Like those ones that are just major.

Today’s situation is three products everyone can use.

One of those products being the Dr. Dennis peel pads. I feel like you know all about this though if you’ve listened to the latest podcast ( also!! GO RUN to IG Stories, I did a whole breakdown there too ). I am going to do a long-ass post ALLLLL about these pads but in the meantime: TRY THEM. Trust me here. They make your skin feel like a baby’s ass which I am just all about. The pads are a two-step process & something you can use every day.

Dr. Dennis very much breaks them down on the podcast too if you’re in a hurry for answers.

The other two?

Well, you’re going to have to watch to find out:

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How fun are these products? Like you have one for skin, one for insane coverage, & one for moisturizer. You can bring all three of these down to your neck too.

The balm is by a TSC reader- I love supporting you guys! If you have a small business, leave me the details below so I can stalk you.

Ok let’s get into where you can find these three winter favorites.

3 WINTER SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS:

+ Alpha Beta Peel Pads

+ Secret Concealer #2

+ Bless Beauty Balm

We are in Aspen. I have these three products on hand which is ideal because it’s dry as shit here. Soooo dry. I’m like a prune.

Now don’t get me wrong here: I’m doing everything on the planet to combat the prune-ness. Every time I travel I set time aside to go to a local facialist. I give them strict, annoying instructions: “please can you massage my face. Lots of lymphatic drainage. Yes, lots. Down my neck too. I need to stimulate to fight bloat from jaw surgery.”

It works like a charm every time- it’s like you lose ten pounds in your face after an hour. Your face is all tight & contoured which is what dreams are made of. Heaven.

We are curled up by the fire watching a new show, working & sipping hot chocolate. I’m ready to go home tomorrow to see my dogs- I miss them VERY much.

Hope you’re all having a productive week. See you tomorrow!

x lauryn

+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast with Dr. Dennis Gross- it’s one of my favorites!

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PREVENT AGING & KEEP YOUR SKIN FRESH

EGYPTIAN MAGIC CREAM IS JUST LIFE

December 2, 2017
by
LAURYN

SKIN IS IN.

But you know that if you read The Skinny Confidential religiously right?

Spending an extra ten minutes a day on your skin makes all the difference in the long-term. And to be real, I think nice skin is the main ingredient to youth.

Well that & a good concealer ( this one is LIFE ).

As you know, I’m all about prevention ( hello Botox ! ). Prevention is something I practice every day. Preventative beauty is smart beauty.

Anyway, every day I do my typical routine: apply oils, serums & sometimes masks. Facial massage is always happening. These things make a big fucking difference! From facial massage to lymphatic drainage to applying caffeinated sunscreen, I’m kind of a nut. But trust me, once you start taking care of your skin, you can’t go back.

I mean the bloating goes down, your face feels tighter, it’s glow-y, & you lead with your skin instead of makeup or hair…which I’m very much about.

…which brings me to Egyptian Magic Cream. Egyptian Magic Cream is like the cream version of the Aztec Clay Mask. They’re both made with quality ingredients, priced for babes on a budget ( LIKE WHATTTTT UP $16 ) & they’re efficient.

Let’s dissect the magic cream:

BENEFITS OF EGYPTIAN MAGIC SKIN CREAM

Egyptian Magic Cream Uses

moisturizer
used twice a day, this cream moisturizes & smooths your skin while fighting signs of aging. Get excited because you can also use it for dry lips, cracked hands & more. I’ve been testing this out & liking it.  

heals scarring
recommended by plastic surgeons to their patients for healing plastic surgery scars, this cream is ideal for recent scars and skin discolorations. not recommended for older scars. 

eczema & psoriasis
a natural alternative to commercial treatment creams, this balm has helped people find relief when used twice daily. 

hair conditioner
replenish natural oils, tame frizz, add shine & condition split ends with this balm. use regularly or as a deep conditioning treatment. 

makeup primer
create a dewy & glowing makeup look by using this as a primer. either apply to entire face or to highlight features like cheekbones, eyelids & eyebrows. You can even mix in illuminators to make it a highlighter for contouring. 

hydrating face mask 
skin feeling dry, dull or tight? apply a layer and leave on the skin for 30 minutes. remove with a hot cloth. use it on a plane to stay fresh when you land. 

MORE USES

Egyptian Magic Ingredients

Olive Oil
packed with anti-aging antioxidants, it’s incredibly hydrating.

Beeswax
creates a protective barrier on the skin to protect & attract water.

Honey
moisturizing to create a glow, antibacterial to prevent acne & full of antioxidants to help with aging.

Bee Pollen
contains enzymes & minerals to promote glowing skin.

Royal Jelly
helps reduce wrinkles and heals acne, scars, cuts, and wounds.

Bee Propolis
anti-inflammatory & antibacterial to protect you from acne.

Where To Buy

++ You can find Egyptian Magic Cream at Target, Walgreens or my favorite place, Amazon. BUT before you buy, make sure you check read below because you can get it for FREE. That’s right, FREE!

As you can see there’s a bazillion ways to use this balm- it really is magical. Another amazing thing about this balm? Not only can you pronounce each ingredient but you can actually eat each ingredient if you wanted. Like I’m getting out my fork & knife.

Bee pollen is a part of my magic seed mix that I use for my energy in a spoon & I discovered royal jelly after jaw surgery. It’s loaded with vitamins & is anti-inflammatory. Kate Hudson AND Cameron Diaz swear by it too.

Kate Hudson said in an interview: “I slather Egyptian Magic Cream all over my face before overnight flights to keep my skin hydrated.”

Madonna has even said she “doesn’t leave home without it.”

YES PLZ!

The reason I love this is because it’s affordable. None of this is sponsored, I just think this is a quality cream, priced right.

Have you tried? Thoughts?

ALSOOOOOOOO if you listen to TSC HIM & HER PODCAST you know this cream is avail at Thrive Market ( which is where I got mine ). Thrive Market is offering ALL TSC readers $60 dollars in FREE groceries with FREE shipping. Get your $60 dollars in groceries HERE. You should know there’s a beauty, health, & gluten-free section too. If you get your groceries make SURE to snag some of this magic cream on their site.

I’m about it.

Happy Friday!

x, lauryn

+ BE SURE to listen to skin care expert, Renee on our SKIN IS IN Podcast.

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HOLIDAY HAIR: An Update On The Hollywood Glam Wave

November 29, 2017
by
LAURYN


Ok, ok so I’m not the best in the world at doing my own hair but I feel like that’s VERY relatable?

I mean not a lot of us are doing a bridal up-do on a Sunday. We can’t all do bouncy Victoria Secret waves with a flick of the wrist. And we’re sure as hell not all good at flower crown braids. That shit requires some TALENTTTT.

SO!!!!

This tutorial I filmed yesterday is easy. It’s quick. It’s styled with LumaBella products that are efficient & won’t damage your hair. & ( I THINK ) it’s relatable. Like anyone can do this. You could teach your toddler to do it on you, really. Simple.

Want to see? K:

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The straightener I used has these ceramic plates that are infused with keratin micro-conditioners. AND THIS MAKES YOUR HAIR ALL SHINY! YOU CAN SEE from the video I didn’t even have to use shine spray because of how shiny the straightener makes your hair. You should know too there was no oiliness. In fact, my hair is still shiny today ( #DAYOLD style for the win ).

I HATE heat on my hair so I’m very specific. Whenever I blow-dry my hair I ALWAYS rough dry it up to 80%. Then I’ll do the whole round brush thing. But really, I much rather prefer a rough dry to a round brush on my hair for 20 minutes. As far as the straightening situation goes, whatever you do: make sure you’re using one like I’m using that has an embedded heat sensor on it. Basically you want one that detects damaged/dry pieces of the hair & automatically adjusts accordingly. AKA doesn’t overheat the hair.

Definitely scope the products I used because they are ALL VERY MUCH TSC-approved.

PRODUCTS USED:

LumaBella Keratin Dual Touch Styler

LumaBella Pure Power Dryer

Kristin Ess The One Signature shampoo

Kristin Ess Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask

Sam Glamm extensions

DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

Rat tail comb

Alligator clips

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Please let me know what hair tutorials you guys want to see next- I am into the quick, easy hair looks.

Ok I have to go bake! I’m very happy about my day old, fleeky holiday hair while I cook TSC Brussels sprouts, pumpkin roll, & this skinny crumble. What are you guys making for Thanksgiving? Anything fun?

I hope you all have the best day tomorrow- I will be in a full tryptophan coma by 5 pm.

For now you can find me cooking in the kitchen with a whiskey apple cider blasting Christmas music watching The Grinch. You know I keep it FESTIVE.

X lauryn

SHOP THE OUTFIT: dress ( I LOVE this dress ) | black nail polish

+ this post is in collaboration with LumaBella. As always all opinions are my own.

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WRINKLE PREVENTION: 3 AT-HOME FACIAL MASSAGE TOOLS

November 14, 2017
by
LAURYN

I NEED TO CONVINCE THOSE OF YOU WHO AREN’T DOING FACIAL MASSAGE TO START.

This may sound weird but I woke up in the middle of the night last week with a strong urge to really hit this home.

Facial massage is almost as important as sunscreen & I want every TSC reader to get on board.

Before we get into the benefits ( because there are like, a zillion ) I want you to know if you’re dead broke & can’t afford any of these tools, that’s fine.

You can do it for free. Here is kind of a quick video of how to do it at-home ( & I can assure you, if you want, I will do a whole wake-up with me video? ). Anyway, watch this video if you don’t want to spend any money on tools- just make sure you have oil.

And I’m even talking olive oil for a side salad. Like go to The Cheesecake Factory & ask for an extra side of olive oil ( raw is preferred, HA! ) & massage your face at-home for free. So NO excuses!

Whatever you do!!! GET ON BOARD WITH FACIAL MASSAGE! Remember we talked about how to make face bloat disappear? Anyone try it? Thoughts?

Ok wait, here’s the video & then we can breakdown all the glowy, dewy skin benefits, k?

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As you can see: “stimulating the face muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area—which is a natural form of anti-aging skin care in itself. More blood flow to the area increases collagen production, which gives a healthy and natural glow to the complexion.” { via }

If you’re still skeptical, which I really hope you aren’t, let’s talk benefits…( & in fact, I hope you’re reading the list of ENDLESS BENEFITS and you’re multi-tasking. You know, giving yourself a face massage while reading. It’s totally do-able, I’ve done it ).

YOU ALWAYS want some form of muscle stimulation through massage- between face massage & good skincare choices, this will make skin appear more youthful. Massage in the face gets rid of toxins too…SOOOO basically the more blood stimulation the better.

( In fact to be honest I won’t even put makeup on without it now. I mean it’s like putting make-up on a pig’s skin without facial massage for me. Just being real with ya ).

Start upward & don’t forget the neck!! Check this out too:

THE CRAZY AMAZING ADVANTAGES OF FACIAL MASSAGE:

♡ INCREASES CIRCULATION
♡ YOU GET A NATURAL FACELIFT
♡ ALL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WILL ABSORB BETTER
♡ PREVENTS FINE LINES & WRINKLES
♡ IT WILL MAKE SKIN APPEAR MORE YOUTHFUL/YOUNGER !!!!

…OH & it feels fucking GREAT- lymphatic drainage at its finest guys.

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AT HOME FACIAL MASSAGE TOOLS

+ Clarisonic smart profile uplift | READ MORE HERE

+ jade roller | READ MORE HERE

+ Peter Thomas Roth ‘Cloud Serum’

+ ice roller | READ MORE HERE

+ Rawsome Flex Book

Serums & oils I like to use while massaging? Glad you asked: a brightening serum is great, I’m obsessed with this collagen/Vitamin C medley, and then, you guessed it: pure rose hip seed oil. Easy. Quick. & fabulous. Rubby, rub.

LAST thing you should know while we’re on the subject of facial massage: when it comes to tools, if you have a Clarisonic skin brush, you can use this massage head to switch out instead of buying a new one. Fun!

OH & THIS ORANGE DRESS. Short story: I found this H&M orange dress a while back. Kourtney K. was wearing it & I wanted it. So like I said, I found it. But it was only avail in Canada ( highly annoying, they were sold out in the US ). SOOOO I did what I do best & asked you guys! Through Snapchat I was able to find a TSC reader who lives in Canada. She was kind enough to GIVE ME HER ADDRESS, let me order it to her house, & then ship it to my house!! WHAT A STAR. Totally felt the need to tell you about my $40 dollar orange dress situation since I’ve very happy about it.

Ok I’m done. In bed currently drinking CALM tea which is literally natural Xanax & simultaneously watching RHOC which needs to step it up this season. It’s like they drank too much CALM tea. I need my drama stepped up here.

Happy Wednesday, see you tomorrow!

x lauryn

+ updates: facial massage tutorial | new podcast with Katherine Schwarzenegger | skinny French toast you will just LOVE.

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5 BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS EVERY GIRL ON THE PLANET NEEDS

November 7, 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!

TSC SKINCARE/BEAUTY MUST HAVES

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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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