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beautyblender | by the skinny confidential


Updated: September 30, 2015

beautyblender | by the skinny confidential

I CANNOT LIVE without a Beautyblender.

A couple of years ago I started to recognize that my skin was sort of, well, dry when I applied powder or foundation. Kind of BLEH, MEH.

I swiftly fixed this by adding a couple drops of moisturizer to any concealers or foundations that touched my face.

Then my absolute fixation with dewy skin came in to play.

First & foremost, if we meet in person ( which I really hope we do someday ), you’ll immediately see that I prefer a glowy, dewy face to a matte, powdered look. Just my preference.

As of recently, I learned a super rad trick from a professional makeup artist: ADD A DROP OF OIL TO YOUR FOUNDATION ( totally will do a video tutorial on this too ). Seriously the best trick of life. So lately I’ve skipped the whole moisturizer in the foundation & added oil instead.

If you’ve never put oil on your skin because you’re scared of well, oily skin, YOU NEED TO GIVE it a try.

Really though, I slather my skin in oil ( in a Britney Spears-I’m a slave for you, shiny way ).

I’m like a full on witch doctor with my oils. At home, I prefer coconut oil but I’m also a huge fan of Vitamin E oil, almond oil, & jojoba oil. These are all 100% natural raw oils that I find on Amazon. Unbelievably simple.

Anyway so yes, a drop of oil to my foundation before application- ALWAYS. This creates that dewy glow & keeps the skin hydrated with a post-sex glow.

( Coconut oil does not work as good for this makeup trick. Use Vitamin E or almond oil for best results ).

Ok so, when I’m traveling I will LITERALLY call down to room service & ask for a side of real olive oil. This sounds absolutely fucking crazy, but I assure you it’s not.

Room service brings up a bowl of oil & I use it the whole trip.

Makeup remover, lotion, foundation mixer, you name it, I use it. This happens every time we travel anywhere, swear.

Ok, ok but we’re getting off track here— let’s talk about the reason for this post: blending oils & foundations for a flawless finish.


I’ve tried brushes, my finger, compact blenders but nothing is as GOOD as a Beautyblender.

To be completely transparent, I’ve tried to cut corners & use fake beauty blenders from Forever21 ( they’re cheap & don’t work well— they’re super hard too. Weird. ). And nothing is as good as the real deal Beautyblender.

Yesterday I realized that I’ve used this little pink sucker the entire trip— at least 3 times a day. Obviously a blog post lightbulb went off.

( PAUSE: by the way, totally NOT a sponsored post ).

I use it to apply sunscreen— because no one wants white flakes hanging off their face like Kris Kringle.

I use it to apply my foundation x oil mixture.

I use it to blend powder.

I use it to blend contour ( << note: for contouring I also like to use makeup brushes, more here ).

The difference between a Beautyblender & everything else in the world?

Well there are a few things. The BB…

♡ creates a dewy, Jessica Alba look
♡ does some crazy voo-doo shit where it sort of ( chemically?? ) blends the makeup together making your face look like skin instead of alligator scales.

♡ doesn’t give you that orange line where your face looks different than your neck.

♡ is the best travel companion because it’s small AND HIGHLY efficient.

♡ can take ABUSE. This is creepy & weird: the more I use mine without washing it, the better my BB works because it absorbs the oils of the skin.

& before you think I’m nasty, remember J.Lo’s makeup artist famously said that “mixing oils of the skin together creates a way better finish.” I feel like the Beautyblender does just that: mix the oils of the skin together for the ideal finish.

I was online trying to figure out why the hell I like it so much ( it’s kind of indescribable ) & I found the perfect word for it: the blotting sponge is BOUNCY. It bounces off your skin in the perfect way.

This beauty blogger said:

I dot foundation all over my face, like usual, then use the slightly dampened sponge to kind of “bounce” over the areas and blend the foundation into my skin.The sponge very easily melts the product into your skin without having those annoying drag marks you sometimes get with a brush. You can use the smaller pointy end for harder to reach areas such as around your nose and between the eyes.

Obviously many of you guys have heard of a Beautyblender, but if you don’t use it daily, you’re missing out. Basically I’d rather not apply makeup without it.

SO! Your turn: share your ride or die beauty product below.

In other news, we’re off to Milan right now ( actually mid-air to be precise ). Very excited because PIZZAAAAAAA. Follow along on Snapchat ( UN: laurynevarts ). Any Italian recommendations? Your recommendations for Paris were on point.

Happy Tuesday. L

+ favorite Beautyblender here | the natural brush cleaner I like here.

++ my makeup video tutorials here.


The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

What’s In My Caboodlllleee? <3

Updated: February 9, 2015

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

All my friends gave up their Caboodle in junior high.

But not me!!

OHHHHhhhh nooo.

I looooveee my Caboodle ( << not sponsored, just realness ). Still use it to this day. They’re the best things EVER. Reasons? 1.) they keep all my makeup super organized. 2.) they’re so cute/chic. 3.) Caboodles are fab for traveling. And 4.) I’VE SAID IT ONCE & I’LL SAY IT AGAIN: they’re GREAT for people who are overly organized.

Seriously though, they really settle down my obsessive organized side.

Plus when I carry around the black makeup case, I feel like a real deal makeup artist.

SOOO profesh.

Ok, so ta-da here’s what’s inside my Caboodle:

♡ Products:

My Caboodle
Smaller Caboodle
‘That Gal’ face brightener
Red lip liner
Red lipstick
Orgasm blush stick
Brow makeup brush
Brow powder

Eyelash primer ( << MY FAV! )
MAC ‘In Extreme’ mascara
Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ mascara
Ardell ‘Double Up’ lashes
Eyelash curler ( << the BEST! )
Fav drugstore eyelash primer
Fav drugstore mascara
Navy drugstore eyelash curler
Lip Venom
Beauty blender on stick
Airbrush ‘brush’
Peppermint Chapstick
Beauty blenders
Brush cleaner
Mini Wet Brush

♡ Clothes:

White top
Red lipstick

Question time! What do you put your makeup in? Any other makeup products I absolutely have to check out? Are you guys liking the video tutorials? Anything you want to see next?

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Mine was non-stop so I’m ready to take it down a million notches & get in bed with a cup of mint tea, my puppies, & the latest episode of Shark Tank.

Don’t forget to pull out your Jan Sport & Trapper Keeper when you dust off your Caboodle. LOL.

love, love, love- Lauryn xx

+ More makeup tips can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

++ To subscribe to TSC YouTube channel, click here.

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The Sleep Bun Tutorial ( << Fav Hair Tip )

Updated: January 14, 2015

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Remember like five million years ago when I shared one of my favorite beauty tips ever AKA The Sleep Bun?

Well a lot of you guys asked me to make a video tutorial. So finnnnnnnallly, I pulled my head outta my ass because today I’m demo THE SLEEP BUN, Vana White-style.

If you don’t know what The Sleep Bun is, prepare for your life to change.

You know those moments in life where you have a total epiphany…? Well this is one of them. This is kind of better than discovering you had a long lost brother…for obvious reasons.

Introducing: the best way to attain soft, pretty, totally opposite of bridal ( because EW, not a fan ), kinda unwashed hair curls.

First off, it’s not my thing to wash my hair.

Hey, I’m being honest ( washing hair everyday is so 1994 ).

Sorry…but my hair looks way better washing it once or twice a week.

Yes I workout. Yes I sweat. Yes I reach for dry shampoo, Psssssst. & it works wonders.

But that’s a whole different blog post BECAUSE TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MY FAVORITE BEAUTY TIP ON THE PLANET. This bun encompasses all my hair goals & makes me happier than you could ever imagine.

The sleep bun creates that hippie, effortless, not too overdone, SWOON hair.

Because in my opinion, overly curled hair is OUCHHHHHH.

Here, lemme show ya:

Ok so, these pink clips are all over my house, in Michael’s pocket, in my office, bed, handbag, living room, car, & sometimes hidden in my rat’s nest of hair.

To read the wholllle entireeee Sleep Bun story, click here— but I’m sure after my video you get the drift.

Products used:

pink alligator clips

2 inch barrel curling iron

hair sunscreen ( << a total MUST! )

hair spray || dry shamps

♡ wearing: black crop, JNB choker, & nail polish

If you want to learn more about my beauty routine, check out The Skinny Confidential Book ( which also has A LOT of hair tips/tricks like this!! ).

YOUR TURN! What’s your best hair secret?

Ok so I really hope I’ve surpassed all your hair expectations with this one, because it’s definitely my best hair secret.

I know now you must be confused because you didn’t realize I was related to Paul Mitchell? Oh, well now you know.

– The Sleep Bun OG, xx

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++ Check out last week’s tutorial on eyebrows here

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The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

The Best Damn…Beauty Invention AKA Fashion Tape

Updated: November 13, 2014

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

True story: when I was in Miami I went to this awesome black tie event. My outfit was all picked out. You know when you just have everything ready? For once my hair was done, my dress was pressed, makeup was finished…the F-ing works. Mind you, I was on time. Weird, right?

Anyway I go to put on my navy dress ( which I was/am SO excited about ) and I come to horrendous realization that if I move an inch AKA breath, my boobs will fall out.

Of course we had to rush out the door the second after I realized this.

So there I am in a cab, not able to move one centimeter. Yes, of course I’m wearing Nippies BUTTTT the dress needed something to stick to.

We pull up to the fancy party & there’s a guy with a tray of chilled champagne. I go to grab a flute and as I reach out to collect my champs, my left tit falls on to the tray.


This happened. I cannot make this shit up.

And uh, the waiter’s eyeballs basically popped out on tray too.

I go up to a waitress & politely ask her for Scotch Tape because man, oh, man, WTF am I supposed to do? Needed to make sure I didn’t have another mishap.

So I run to the bathroom with my Scotch Tape. BUT instead of using that crap, Michael’s mom saved the day because she ended up having FASHION TAPE:

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

If you don’t have fashion tape, RUN & I mean, RUN to your local Target.

Every girl/women in the whole world should have fashion tape. First off, it’s light & small ( so it fits perfect in a clutch ) & it will save your life when you’re in situations where you’re scared your boob is going to fall out on a champagne tray.

Also, all the celebs use it when they’re in a pinch.

And trust me, after my Miami pinch, I’m stocked & ready for life.

No more flashy-McFlasherson moments.

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

Wikipedia defines fashion tape saying it’s “also known as cleavage tapefashion tape and tit tape, is a double-sided adhesive tape, used to secure the edges of a strapless dress or top to the cleavage or side of the breasts or on shoulders to secure bra straps from slipping, in order to keep the item of clothing in place and to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. It may also be referred to as toupee tape or wig tape, a similar double-sided tape intended for a different function ( securing a hairpiece or merkin ).”

Thanks Wiki for defining tit tape so perfectly.

Have you guys tried fashion tape? Anyone else have any embarrassing-ass stories? Would LOVE to hear! xx

The Skinny Confidential talks fashion tape.

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Faye Evarts talks skinny tips

Meet my Hottie, Little Sister: Faye Evarts <3

Updated: August 19, 2016

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Well isn’t this a fun little spin: today I’m interviewing my hot little sister, Faye Evarts.

Sista, sista!

But before I introduce her, can we talk about THAT hair?! She’s done nothing to it- it’s AMAZING. So, so, so thick &
luscious. Rubber bands don’t even reach around her ponytail it’s so damn thick…super jeal, right?!

Not only is my sissy-poo bangin’, but she’s also a new blogger. Check out her instagram, @EvillartsVintage here ( << get it? It’s a play our last name, Evarts ). Mine & Erica’s blog design company, Blog-Doo built it- it’s super cute/sassy/vampy.

Ok, so anyway I’m super excited to introduce you to Faye ( BTW: I’m making the kale salad recipe she shares for dinzy tonight ).Enjoy:

+ Introduce yourself, ya little sex kitten:

Faye Evarts: Hiii! I’m Faye Evarts & I’m twenty one years old and I live in Newport Beach. I’m a San Diego native  & also Lauryn’s little sister. I am just venturing into the blogging world & it’s absolutely amazing! My sister inspired me with TSConf & Blog-Doo.

My blog, Evillarts, is focused on accessories. My main goal is to help you find “saves” ( inexpensive items ) for all those high fashion pieces you’re dying over! I’ve always been inspired with the fashion world and the artistic aspects of it; it’s a huge passion of mine…but it can be very pricey! Over the years, I have mastered my own style with incorporating less expensive accessories into my everyday wardrobe. Because money can’t buy style! Anyway I’m so excited to share all my saves & craves with everyone.

When it comes to health, just recently I’ve realized the real importance of taking good care of yourself & living a healthy lifestyle. I always ate whatever I wanted & was never happy with the results, but never had the willingness to change it. Now that I see the rewards, there is no other way to do it!

Changing my thoughts & behaviors has led me to an all around healthier lifestyle. I hardly EVER used to go to the gym or watch what I ate. Today, I feel so much better about myself! Exercise & diet change make all the difference- the more consistent you are the better!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Quick skinny tips or tricks?

FE: Cut bread out of your diet. Period. It seems obvious, but it’s not easy! I used to eat a lot of bagels, cereal etc. & once I exchanged it for fruit and veggies, I toned up FAST. I eat way smaller portions now too. Just satisfying my craving in a small way is enough.

Never deprive yourself, but less is more, so just have a bite or two. You’ll enjoy it more too!

Drink A LOT of fresh juice. Try to fill up on that throughout the day. At my favorite market, Mothers, I have them blend my favorite mixture: spinach, kale, pineapple, pear, & beets. It craves a sweet tooth & leaves me feeling rejuvenated the remainder of the day.

+ Weekly workout schedule?

FE: I work out every single day at the gym; I also walk/ride my bike everywhere because I’m a big believer in exercising outside. At the gym, I hit the treadmill first, then work on abs, & several variations of crunches. I also do squats & lunges before hitting the weights. I usually do fifty pound leg weights in sets & then work on my arms last with forty pound weights.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Favorite go-to healthy food?

FE: My favorite healthy snack is beet chips or a ‘Vega One’ smoothie ( with two bananas ). If I am in a rush I’ll grab a pear or a handful of green grapes.

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

FE: It boots my confidence & self esteem. It makes me an overall happier person & I know it’s good for my health. Occasionally, it is a nightmare when I am super busy/tired, but the hard work really pays off! Plus, it motivates me to motivate others!

+ World’s best beauty product?

FE: Crest Whitestrips. I’m obsessed with white teeth & nothing works better & faster than those bad boys! Plus, they’re cheap & you don’t have to spend a fortune at the dentist!

+ Natural beauty remedy?

FE: I love baby oil. I put it on religiously- it keeps my skin extra soft & glowing.

+ Quick, easy recipe?

+ Faye’s Favorite Kale Salad ( recipe by Sprouted Kitchen ):

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon sea salt & fresh ground pepper

3 tablespoons of fresh dill &/or mint

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

Pinch of red pepper flakes

2-3 ounces sheep’s milk feta

A few handfuls of baby tomatoes, halved

1/3 cup pitted and chopped olives, Kalamata or any olive

1/4 of a red onion, minced

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.