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November 7, 2017

HAIR CARE TIPS AND TRICKS | by the skinny confidential


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.

HAIR CARE TIPS AND TRICKS | by the skinny confidential

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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HAIR CARE TIPS AND TRICKS | by the skinny confidential


YOU ASKED!!! Blogger Tips, Detox Drink, Tricks For Washing Your Hair Once A Week

September 6, 2016

ask me anything on youtube | by the skinny confidential
{ white scalloped dress | sunglasses | watch | ring }

You guys asked me some GREAT questions via Instagram.

( I’m in love with Instagram & Snapchat because they’re platforms where we can connect one-on-one & I can see exactly what YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE ).

Anyway, I tried to be as thorough as possible with my answers but if something isn’t clear or you have other questions, just leave them below & I’ll make sure to get them answered tomorrow or in the next video. I never want to be the kind of blogger that stops answering questions. It’s very, very important to me to maintain a connection with you guys because without you…I’d have ::CRICKETS:: reading The Skinny Confidential. You guys make the blog! So my point is, if for some reason you’ve asked me a question & I haven’t answered it, always re-ask because most likely I didn’t see it!!

Oh, & do yourself a favor and check out this off the shoulder sweater because it’s under $45 bucks AND soooo, soooo comfortable. Ok, press play:

♡ Products:

TSC Pink Detox Drink
Favorite rosé: Whispering Angel & Miraval
Spray tan deets
More blogger tips
The Wet Brush ( BEST brush EVER )
Mini Wet Brush
Eyelash primer
TSC Bombshell Body Guide
Drybar dry shampoo
Pssssst! dry shampoo
The Sleep Bun
More hair tips
MAC setting spray
My blog design company, blog-doo
TSC Lifestyle Guide

♡ Wearing:

Black sweater
Black jeans ( OBSESSED )
Red lipstick
White kicks
Nail polish
White 6+ cell cover

SO! That was fun! I love doing Q & A’s. Again, let me know if you have questions below.

Wish me luck, I have a follow-up doctor’s appointment tomorrow & I may get crazy and venture out into society for a mani/pedi and a green smoothie. Follow along on Snapchat for more realness ( like me working out in flip flops, lol ). Username is: laurynevarts.

Chat soon!

lauryn, xx

+ More tips/tricks like these can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

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

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The Skinny Confidential Book Basket Giveaway

September 29, 2015

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

Remember that one time when TSC hosted that huge-ass book giveaway?

Whelp, it’s going down again.

…another huge-ass book giveaway.

This is definitely one of my favorite giveaways ( EVER!! ) because it’s a real mixture of goodies.

( like, I might enter myself— I kid, I kid ).

So let’s get down to business.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The lovely winners ( there’s two!!) will each receive a big, pink pretty basket with some major swag.

I hand picked everything in the basket especially for you guys & definitely included some of my beauty/office/kitchen must-haves( I’m OBSESSED with Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker…probably not the best ingredients, but you can’t win ’em all ).

And obviously you’ll snag a personalized signed copy of The Skinny Confidential Book & much, much more:

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

Fun, right?

Kinda reminds me of Easter in October.

Ok, so what’s in the basket? Ahem:

♡ A lime scented candle that smells so damn yummy

♡ Some pretty, glittery pencils

♡ A teal notepad

♡ A little jelly Victoria’s Secret makeup bag

‘Tease’ perfume by Victoria’s Secret

‘Fearless’ perfume by Victoria’s Secret

♡ My favorite Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker

♡ Pixy straws

♡ The cutest teal file folder

♡ Two Beauty Rush lip glosses

Beauty Rush flavored lip scrub

Colourpop eye shadow

♡ An all-natural lemon lavender cookie from Kuba Kreations

Dry shampoo or body spray lotion

Gorjana long gold necklace

Victoria’s Secret tanning cream

♡ A personalized signed copy of The Skinny Confidential Book with a cutie bookmark

++ Each basket totals to= $500 dollars each (!!!)

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

To win, make sure you: 

+ Follow @theskinnyconfidential on Instagram

+ Follow The Skinny Confidential on Bloglovin’

+ Leave a comment below stating why you should absolutely, without a doubt have to win!

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

The Skinny Confidential book giveaway.

* { Giveaway winner will be announced Wednesday, October 1, 2014 // everyone & anyone is eligible to enter }.

The Skinny Confidential x Weslie Christensen.

Beauty Expert Weslie Christensen: Hair, Hair, & More Hair

August 26, 2014

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger & health blogger, talks to Weslie Christensen from LoveChugs.

Yay! I have Weslie ( find her here, here, & here too ) on the blog today…& guess what guys?! She’s talking about…


Def one of my favorite subjects ; ).

I mean, since I don’t really wash my hair ( read more on that dirty, lil secret here ), I could probably use some extra tips!


Hi babes.

It’s me again, Weslie, from LoveChugs.

Today I am talking hair— my hair that is, & I seem to take a different approach than most when it comes to my mop top. I’ve been reluctant to openly share about my hair habits, but Lauryn asked, & when Lauryn asks- she receives!

So, I’ve broken my hair have-to’s down into five basic categories:

1.} Washing

2.} Conditioning

3.} Hot tools

4.} Weekly moisture masks

5.} Styling

Why have I been a bit reluctant to dish all my hair secrets? Truthfully, because I’m scared to have you guys running for the hills once you find out about #1…but here it is.

1.} The dirty secret when it comes to my hair?

I don’t shampoo it.


I try stay away from shampoo like the plague.

This idea to stop washing my hair came to me over months of hair envy of my husband. He decided to grow out his hair and he noticed when he washed it with shampoo it became dryer and poofier… So he simply stopped using shampoo.

I hinted, then urged, then I was vocally grossed out by this…but, after time his hair just kept getting more and more awesome. I couldn’t deny what I was seeing everyday. It was shiny, thick, and never ever greasy or smelly. In fact, it smelled good. How?!!

I hopped on the inter-web and found a whole community of ‘no-poo shampooers’ ( no-poo shampooers are people who choose to not use shampoo…you think they could have come up with a better name, right? ) & I was astounded by the mass amount of information out there that points to shampoo being the culprit of a lot of modern day hair issues.

In short, it all boils down to this: the detergent in shampoo strips your hair of its precious natural oils…like the ones we’re paying an arm and a leg to put back in ( i.e.: MoroccanOil & Argan Oil ). The more you wash with shampoo, the more your follicles are stripped of everything good, & the more oil your scalp has to produce to fill the oil deficiency you’re creating each day.

Enter the ugly revolving door of nasty, greasy roots with overly dry hair shafts here.

So I stopped. I just stopped shampooing. I found a product called Wen, which is a cleansing conditioner, and replaced my shampoo with that. It cleans your hair while simultaneously conditioning, and it uses no detergents, sulfates or harsh chemicals. In fact, Wen doesn’t even lather while its in your hair.

Immediately I noticed results. And even better- I found that after using Wen for a few weeks I could go longer in between washes. My hair wasn’t producing too much oil anymore, thus, no need to wash it as often, so I went from every other day washings to once a week over the span of two months.

After this, it was only natural that I started to tap into other forms of ‘no-pooing shampooing’ and I found the baking soda method. I tried that & loved it, too!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger & health blogger, talks to Weslie Christensen from LoveChugs.

The deets:


I ‘no-poo shampoo’ once a week. I’ll wash with Wen one week, lets say on Thursday, then the following Thursday I would wash using the baking soda method. The Thursday after that, I would go back to washing with Wen. I like to switch it up to keep my hair guessing.


Wen is an awesome conditioner on its own, but when I feel like I need to repair any damage I’ve created to my hair by bleaching, or by using hot tools then I use Kerastase Nutritive Masque Nutri-Thermique. It’s the best restorative conditioner I’ve found yet. I apply it after I wash and let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse.

ITs A 10 Leave-In

Leave-in Conditioner’s are a must, & ITs A 10 Leave-In is my favorite because it does ten things in one. I put this in my hair after each shower whether I ‘no-poo shampoo’ or not.


Its so, so important to invest it quality hot tools. I fought this for a long time, but when I finally retired my old hair dryer out for my Hana professional blow-dryer…..GUYS, it was LIFE CHANGING! Ok, so that might be slightly dramatic, but it takes me half the time to dry my hair and when I’m finished drying, my hair feels silkier and healthier than before.

Professional styling tools like Hana are equipped with:

~ Ion-Technology– which condition hair & reduces static electricity.

~ Tourmaline & Titanium Oxide Technology– these are natural ions that promote healthier hair.

~ Silver Nanotechnology- for anti-bacterial protection.

Heat that is good for your hair…it’s a must.


Once a week I make one of two different homemade masks to restore and moisturize my hair. I switch off between a ‘Raw Coconut Oil Mask’ & an ‘Avocado/Mayo Mask.’

1.} Organic Raw Coconut Oil Mask

What does coconut oil do? Well, because of its chemical structure, coconut oil can actually penetrate the cortex ( the inner part of hair ) which can help improve its strength and flexibility. I buy mine from Trader Joe’s.

* The coconut oil is solid at room temp, so I run the jar of it under warm water to soften it up and make the application process easy-peasy. When the oil is softened, I slather it from root to tip of my dry or damp hair, then massage it in. From here, I wrap my hair up in Saran Wrap really tight, then go on a cleaning frenzy in my house. After sixty minutes, I rinse the coconut oil out in the shower with hot water and the Wen method of washing. Sometime I will have to do two rounds of washings to get all the oil out. Dry as usual.

2.} Avocado Mayo Mask Ingredients:

1/4 cup full fat mayo, to add shine and moisture.

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, to balance the pH of your hair and remove product buildup.

1 egg yolk, vitamins in the yolk help with hair loss, dandruff, dry scalp, shine, and elasticity.

1/4 cup olive oil, to create shine & moisturize.

1/2 an avocado( smashed ), to moisturize and aid in hair growth.

1/4 cup raw honey, to restore dull looking hair.

* Mix the above ingredients together until it is in a smooth, creamy consistency, then apply it from root to tip of your dry or damp hair using an old paint brush. Wrap your hair tightly up in Saran Wrap, or use a shower cap, then leave this mask on for thirty-sixty minutes to reach maximum moisture benefits. Rinse with hot water in the shower and the Wen method of washing. Dry as usual.

** I suggest investing in a removable shower head if your ready to embark on the no-poo shampooing/home made hair mask journey. With a removable shower head, you can get the water right to your scalp with great water pressure which helps a lot when rinsing out heavy masks like these.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger & health blogger, talks to Weslie Christensen from LoveChugs.


– First styling trick up is cornstarch.

I use good ole’ regular cornstarch in place of dry shampoo and styling products. It works better, trust me…And I know, I know…right now you’re saying, “But! I have dark hair-that wont work for me.” I’m hear to tell you YES IT WILL!

If you have dark hair, just add a little cocoa powder to the corn starch before you toss it around your roots and you have will the world best dry shampoo/volumizer/ texturizer out that matches your hair. The cornstarch helps to hold your style while soaking up any excessive oil throughout the day.

– Styling trick numero dos: Bellami clip-in hair extensions.

I recently came across these guys and they have quickly become what I consider to be the holy grail of hair styling.

These clip in hair extensions are not to be compared to any other beauty shop clip in extensions out-they’re truly in a league of their own. Bellami uses real hair that is so soft and actually stays that way. There are no nasty ends with these guys, and the hair holds it style so well. You see, I have learned my lesson the hard way when it comes to non-clip in hair extensions, and never will I ever have any form of hair semi-permanently attached to my head again—and you shouldn’t either.


Because they’re too damaging ( plus annoying ), and to me, its not worth six weeks of long, luscious, awesome hair for one whole year of repairing the damage semi-permanent extensions create….So, thank the good lord above for Bellami coming out with theeeee most amazing clip in extensions everrrr. Guys, ever…I mean it, ever.

And to be clear, they are not paying me to say a this..in fact, no brand I have named is. All of my opinions are my own, but, Bellami’s really are just that amazing. These clip-ins allow me to have the style I want without having to do my daily– I just throw them in, and voila! I’m done.

So my advice to you in a nut shell is this:

Less really is more.

Simplify your hair routine, and invest in fewer products that are of a higher quality– your hair &!wallet will thank you in the end.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger & health blogger, talks to Weslie Christensen from LoveChugs.

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

Victoria’s Secret Valentine’s Giveaway! Cutest/Hottest Product Evs

August 19, 2016

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

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

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

Mwah! It’s the sexiest day of the year!!

Get excited! Victoria’s Secret & The Skinny Confidential are collaborating on a huuuuuugggeee giveway for a baggie full of goodies.

Some of my favorites? The eye brightener pen, the grapefruit/basil body spray, the dry shamps, & last but not least ( I’m obsessed, like seriously, obsessed ) the mint shine lipgloss.

I’ve tried all of the products that the lucky winner will receive ( announced next Thursday, 2/21/13 ) & lemme tell ya…each one is insane.

So happy Valentine’s Day to all my AMAZING, inspiring readers. This blog would be nothing without you. Love to you all.


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

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

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+ Follow Victoria’s Secret on Twitter

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+ Leave a comment below & tell Vic Secret & TSC what your favie product is ~~ !!!

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

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