Hi, hi, hi!
Ahhh, fresh off the plane from our wedding & before I dive right into all the DETAILS ( I can assure you there are 6 to 7 million ), I wanted to share some randomness with you.
Ok so as we know I’ve struggled ( STRUGGLED ) with ‘Mustache Syndrome.’
What’s ‘Mustache Syndrome’ you ask?
Well it’s when you have a mustache. But there’s no hair.
Yes that’s right there’s just like a brown shadow.
No girl wants a brown shadow haunting their upper lip everyday.
I mean, hands anyone?
::: CRICKETS :::
Before I got married, I got fucking serious on my mustache.
I was just over it. LIKE go away.
There’s a couple different techniques I tried but what’s crazy is the one that worked WAS THE MOST SIMPLE OF THEM ALL. Allow me to introduce you to my favorite skin brightener on the planet: Eminence Organics Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum.
Here’s the thing: my skincare regimen is so simple, it’s almost painful how simple it is.
It involves a lot of rose hip or avocado oil ( I switch it up ), & this serum. If I have a zit, that’s a different story. But to be real I don’t get a lot of zits because I don’t overdo it on the product.
I’m a BIG, BIG BELIEVER that LESS IS MORE when it comes to our skin.
Oils have changed my life.
They fight fine lines, wrinkles, remove my makeup ( I HATE MAKEUP REMOVER LATELY ), & keep my skin moist ( for lack of a better word ?? ).
This is the rose hip oil I like & this is the avocado oil I like. Both are pure, unrefined, & organic. I just use it in the morning before applying makeup and at night to remove makeup & then after the makeup is removed.
BUT there’s been another secret weapon.
First off, all of you should know that this is not sponsored.
I just really, REALLY love this product.
So much so that I’ve been dying to recommend it to you because it works better than anything.
I use this like 6 times a week in place of oil. Switch it up.
If you’ve read TSC Book you know I wash my skin with a bar of all-natural soap. Easy, painless, quick.
Then I apply either oil or this skin brighter.
A while ago I read the book The French Beauty Solution and they SWORE every girl in the world should have a god serum.
Serums are so underrated ( just like my poor oils ). A serum & oil are my recommendations 100% if you’re looking for clean, one-toned, glowy, dewy skin.
I’m getting off track but seriously SERUMS. This brightener is a serum. And the best I’ve tried. Plus it’s organic. The line, Eminence is my favorite too. Such great products.
So 6 months before the wedding I started using this serum about 6 times a week AND WHEN MY WEDDING CAME AROUND THE MOUSTACHE WAS GONE.
GONE GONE GONE.
I really didn’t want to do a brown moment while walking down the aisle, so this was incredibly ideal.
If you’re struggling with a brown mustache…or perhaps you have a brown spotted forehead ( I’ve been there too ), try this. PLEASE.
You will not be sorry.
I’ve actually been so excited to come back & do this post because if there’s one thing about The Skinny Confidential it’s that I want to provide value. Things that work. Things that aren’t 23948723987429 dollars. Things that anyone can use with insane results.
And well, this product is SO, SO TSC.
Every girl should own it. It’s $44 dollars, works, & makes the skin feel amazing.
I highly recommend getting a raw, cold-pressed oil & trying these two together with an all-natural bar of soap. Right now I’m obsessed with this goats milk & honey soap. Really, it smells like graham crackers…WHAT IS BETTER?
Of course, I also love my AM collagen eye pads.
Other than that I feel like my routine is very low maintenance. It’s not hard. It takes about 30 seconds in the AM, 30 seconds in the PM.
& for any lucky bitches that don’t have mustaches, you’ll still want this serum because it brightens.
By the way: I’ve found to avoid coconut oil on the face. My girlfriend, Erica, told me that it clogs the pores because of its thick consistency. So stick with avo or rose hip & you’re golden.
LASTLY: I will be Snapchatting my 30-second nightly skincare routine this week so make sure you’re following along! I want to make sure I’m showing you guys the exact breakdown. Username is @laurynevarts.
Ok SO in the upcoming weeks you can expect A LOT OF BRIDAL, WEDDING, CABO posts. BUT no fear, this isn’t turning into a full-on wedding blog. Like I don’t want to make you projectile vomit. Don’t want to overdo it on the couples thing. Just want to showcase the details in a pretty, valuable way!
I’ll sprinkle in other tips, tricks, recipes, & randomness & come mid December things will go back to normal. Good?
Ok, I’m off to enjoy a bun-less burger, extra avocado, with lettuce/tomato/sliced jalapeño AND some fries sans mustache.
Michael & I are overwhelmed with all your incredible wedding messages— honestly the wedding week wouldn’t have been the same without having you guys along for the ride. Fucking best readers EVER.
WE LOVE YOU, lauryn x
+ be sure to listen to the latest podcast. My best friend, Steve, is on & a lot of you guys have asked about his calendar advice ( remember this post? ). He’s sharing all his tips & tricks that have saved my life. We’re also kind of talking wedding!! Happy listening.
++ two new posts are live on TSC App too: tips for fighting a hangover AND how to fight anxiety. ENJOY!