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The Makeup Hack of A Lifetime

August 31, 2016
Updated: September 27, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Ok, so have you ever applied your foundation like this: open bottle, squeeze foundation on top of hand, grab makeup brush or beautyBlender, & then proceed to use the top of your hand as a makeup palette?

Everyone right?

Well, I do this every time I apply makeup.

& every time, I REPEAT: EVERY TIME, I think to myself “fucking gross, I don’t want this makeup sitting on my left hand ( right-handed, so think brush in right ) in the same spot.”

…………To be honest, I don’t want the makeup on my face in the first place because who knows what’s in it. Side note: I try not to wear makeup every day. I REALLY TRY to eliminate a bunch of weird shit on my face every day ( & pimples ).

But for some reason I really can’t get over the makeup on the hand thing.

There are not a lot of options for this when you’re in a rush though. You kind of have to use your hand/fingers.

Especially in my case, because my favorite CC cream on the planet ( if you haven’t tried this CC cream, you haven’t lived. JUST MAKE SURE it’s the ‘illumination’ one – I use the ‘light’ shade ) is liquid & comes squeezing out of the bottle.

:: TAKES A FULL DEEP BREATH. I’M TALKING SO FAST BECAUSE I’M EXCITED ABOUT THIS.::

OK, so one day I’m in New York working with this CRAZY talented makeup artist & she pulls out this tiny teal heart. While she’s chit-chatting, she proceeds to wrap it around her hand, kind of like a huge-ass rubber band.

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AND THEN GUYS, she squeezes her foundation out & puts it on the teal heart surface & starts using this tiny contraption as a little palette with her makeup brush.

You know like an artist. A painter. So very Van Gogh.

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She’s like blotting it & moving it around. Mixing in moisturizer & adding a dash of primer. Like she’s cooking or something.

NOW WHAT is going on? Obviously I was very much intrigued. And sure, I may have asked 108 questions because I knew immediately that I had to share it with my Internet friends. YOU.

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Some of my questions ( her answers in italics ):

WHERE DO I GET THIS? Etsy. A small little online store. The girl makes them herself. 

HOW MUCH? $22 bucks.

WHAT’S IT CALLED? A “Paw Palette ( CUTE!!! ).

DO YOU USE THIS EVERY TIME? Yes, I can’t live without it. Especially for day long projects on celebrities or influencers or editorial shoots. It’s reusable.

WHY DO YOU LOVE THIS? Because it protects the hands from makeup & you don’t get crap all over your clothes. AND what’s also amazing is you can use it as a lipstick, foundation, OR an eyelash glue palette. It’s perfect to use with a beautyBlender or makeup brush. No makeup on hands, EVER. You don’t have to wash the palette every time. I wash it once a week with soap & water.

OK, SO I DECIDED IMMEDIATELY: I’M GETTING ONE. CAN’T WAIT.

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This hack saves my life because WHITE. Yes, I wear a lot of white.

I’m one of those girls that does her makeup all cute with a beautyBlender – using my left hand as a palette and then casually throws on a white dress, then accidentally touches my white dress with foundation hands.

Always happens. Highly annoying.

The palette eliminates this foundation-y situation & preserves the whiteness of my linen off-the-shoulder tops. PLUS, no more makeup shit on my hand, day after day. No mess, no crap.

Not to mention, I’m always having problems with fake lashes. The fake lash application happens about once a month but STILL. The glue is always everywhere. When I use the Paw Palette the glue doesn’t stick everywhere.

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( Video tutorial on how to apply falsies here )

If you’re not a teal girl, no worries they have a baby black bat palette ( used for different lipstick shades – FESTIVE! ), huge gold lips palette, coffin palette ( gothic, right ), AND glitter ring ( instead of a huge hand palette, it’s a finger palette ).

I really love my teal heart palette though. It’s an ideal size.

O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D.

Ok your turn: what’s your makeup hack that’s totally, completely random but a real game-changer in the beauty department?

I kind of have to stop writing because I’m on the last episode of The Night Of. If you haven’t watched it, DO IT. Insaneness.

Good night guys! x lauryn

+ new episode of TSC HIM & HER Podcast is live. We’re talking birth control & what we would tell our younger selves. ALSO, BRAND NEW exclusive app content: “Purse Care: Tips For Taking Care Of Your Handbag” AND Michael wrote SUCH a savvy piece titled “Working In Your Business or ON Your Business?” It’s one of my favorites he’s written. Happy listening/reading!

++ neither of us are affiliated with this company, just love it. 

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Congrats To The Giveaway WINNER(s)

July 15, 2016
Updated: September 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Finally announcing the beauty/wellness giveaway winner.

CONGRATS TO…KELSEY GALLAGHER.

& then of course the 3 The Skinny Confidential Bombshell Body Guide winners too. Congrats: Marissa Baysinger, Presley Pearson, & Anne Tess.

For the watch Instagram giveaway, winner is: @mrssoltman

Please e-mail me at lauryn@theskinnyconfidential.com to collect your prizes.

Another HUGE giveaway is coming in August…it’s going to be a big one! I’ll keep hosting these since you guys like them ; ).

X

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HUGE $2,500 TSC BEAUTY/WELLNESS GIVEAWAY (+ A JUICER!!!)

May 9, 2016
Updated: September 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Another month, another giveaway (!!!!!).

That’s right, you guys seem to LOVE giveaways. And here’s the thing: it’s so important for me to be able to thank all of you for your support so I feel like the best way to do this is through a giveaway.

This one is even bigger than the last because it’s $2500 dollars ( YES, YES, YES ) worth of all my favorite beauty products, The Skinny Confidential Book, the Bombshell Body Guide, ANDDDDD WAIT FOR IT…a brand, spanking new juicer by Breville.

I’m going to be like Chris Harrison, Bachelor-style here & say: the most dramatic giveaway yet.

But really, it is. Promise.

I’m especially about the Kylie Jenner nail polish set & HUGE collection of Urban Decay lipsticks.

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What you’ll win…

Limited Edition NuFACE Facial-Lift Kit ( GREAT FOR LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE! )
HELLO! HAIR TIES
I’M WITH THE BANDS HEADBANDS
THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL BOOK, PERSONALIZED & SIGNED
VICTORIA’S SECRET TEASE PERFUME
VICTORIA’S SECRET BRONZER
BIORE STRIPS
REVELATIONS RX PM FACESHEET MASKS
BLOG-DOO BLOGGER TIPS
LIPPY LIPSTICK SET BY BUTTER
BKR WATER BOTTLE
TONS OF BURT’S BEES PRODUCTS
MAC PRODUCTS
MARC JACOBS EYE SHADOW SET
CHILD OF WILD NECKLACES
CHIC FAKE EYE GLASSES
REMINGTON STRAIGHT IRON
COCONUT OIL SHAMPOO/CONDTIONER
LILAC HAIR CHALK
PUPPIES MAKE ME HAPPY TEE
A BUNCH OF TULA SKINCARE PRODUCTS
PARISSA ORGANIC WAX
EYE LASH GROWING SERUM
TRUE LIPZ LIP GLOSS
BIC RAZORS
STYLE WAND ( KIND OF LIKE A MOVING ROUND BRUSH )
WELEDA PRODUCTS
EM MAKEUP
TAMANU OIL
TWO SETS OF VIX BIKINIS
REMINGTON CURLING IRON
BURT’S BEE’S LIPSTICK SET
BREVILLE JUICER ( VALUED AT $300 )
TSC BOMBSHELL BODY GUIDE 1 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION
& MUCH MORE!

♡♡♡

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TO WIN…SIMPLY:

♡ FOLLOW THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL ON INSTAGRAM.

♡ COMMENT YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCT ON MY LATEST INSTAGRAM IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

♡ SUBSCRIBE & RATE/REVIEW THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST ( IT TAKES LIKE 2 SECONDS! ). INFO HERE.

♡ EXTRA CREDIT: COMMENT BELOW ON WHY YOU HAVE TO WIN!

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Again, the reason I LOVE giveaways is because it’s VERYYYY important to me to give back to TSC Community! Really, I wish each and every one of you could win. For the record: no one is sponsoring this, this is all just saying THANK YOU FOR READING from lil, old me.

On that note, I’m giving three runners up a free month of TSC Bombshell Body Guide because I love you guys. Fun right?

Good luck guys! Thanks for being so amazing— I so, SO appreciate each & every one of you.

Happy Monday, lauryn x

+ anyone eligible to enter | winners announced 5/27/16.

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Snapchat Q & A: BUILDING A FOLLOWING, KIDS, & CARBS

May 6, 2016
Updated: May 9, 2016
by
LAURYN
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Who’s on Snapchat???

Apparently it’s the place to be.

I love it because it’s a real peek BTS.

Pretty committed to the whole platform right now.

Anyway, if you follow along, you know a couple weeks ago I asked you guys to ‘Snap me’ any questions for a little Q & A.

So ta-da, I picked a couple to share on TSC YouTube channel— & well, here’s the video:

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AND CAN WE JUST TALK about how I’m getting the kid question a lot lately?

Here’s the thing: I’m not a girl, not yet a woman……..

…when it comes to kids. Probably going to do the whole marriage thing first & then we’ll play it by ear. Who knows.

Ok so if you guys like this Q & A, I’ll do them more often?

Products talked about in video:

Favorite gold choker
Forever21 choker
♡ ARE YOU AM I choker
Favorite Murad product
Favorite bareMinerals product
Seaworth Coffee ( OBSESSED )

Alright well I’m STUFFED from lemon-y kale salad, mahi mahi tacos, too much avocado, & raspberries  X dark chocolate chips…so I think it’s time to shut down my computer & read.

Oh, & make sure to come hang out on Snapchat, it’s easy, fun, & unfiltered.

Plus I’ll be sharing A LOT of beauty hauls, makeup tutorials, easy recipes, workout tips, & a lot of behind the scenes LOL-ers. Username: @laurynevarts.
Leave your username below so I can stalk your Snap too. Fully curious.

See ya tomorrow, lauryn x

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The Emergency Wedding Kit…Plus A Little Giveaway

April 27, 2016
Updated: September 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Some of you guys saw that I shared my daytime makeup routine on Snapchat the other day, & one of the staple products shared was CC cream. That same day a lovely little package of goodies arrived with a bunch of other goodies. Coincidently the package contained my favorite CC cream.

Weird, I guess everyone is loving it because it’s just THAT good.

Anyway, since the whole package was so cute ( & inexpensive! ) I figured I’d share it on The Skinny Confidential for any brides to be. This seems like kind of the perfect bridal grab bag because 1.) it’s the prettiest, TSC-esque pink, 2.) it’s filled with insane products, & 3.) it has my ride or die, dewy CC cream.

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This pretty, limited edition Lela Rose Spring 2016 Cosmetic Bag is filled with:

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial primer and Brightener
Alterna Caviar CC Cream Extra Hold Plus
clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant
CLEAN Fragrance Air VOC
Wei Five Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk
Nuxe mini Hand Cream
Frais Pocket Sanitizer
BLISS Fabulous Drench ‘n’ Quench Cream-to-Water Lock-in Moisturizer Mini Tube
Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Trio Packette
Erno Laszlo pHelityl Cleansing Bar
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse
Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Dot
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum
REN Glycol Lactic Mask
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
♡ A gift to you from Beauty.com

See? Basically they filled this pink bag with all the latest bridal trends.

Clearly it’s bridal season so whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or planning on attending a wedding, this bag will cover you. Think of it as an emergency kit for the bridal season.

Three favorites are IT Cosmetics CC cream ( this deserves its own post ), the facial brightening, & CLEAN fragrance.

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Well, call me Kris Kringle because I’ve teamed up with Beauty.com to give away one full on beauty bag with all these goodies, a signed copy of The Skinny Confidential Book, & the Bombshell Body Guide. Just comment on my latest Instagram & share your favorite summer beauty product. EASY.

ALSO, if you’re engaged, check out Beauty.com’s bridal tutorials, curated spring bridal content, & bridal-themed guest editor page.

AND to whoever has already done the whole wedding thing: what’s the one beauty product you didn’t think you would need on your wedding…that you ended up REALLY needing? I feel like someone’s going to say a tampon?

HA!

Chat soon,

– lauryn, x

+ More wedding posts: engaged, wedding update, & dress details.

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