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The Best Tips For Making Your Teeth Look White AF

June 21, 2017
by
LAURYN

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{ art by: Jenna Webb }

Can we all acknowledge this lip TSC-ish print by reader & artist, Jenna Webb?

Because UMMMM, she is TALENTED RIGHT?

If you’re a part of TSC Secret Facebook Group you know we discuss a medley of different topics. Everything from orgasms ( vibrators were the hot recommendation ), to black nails ( they’re a YES ), to skin care ( oils for the win! ), to even palm reading ( waiting on my analysis ) to name a few. All the women are STRONG, FIERCE, & in charge of their future. I couldn’t be more excited to talk with so many badasses in one spot…day after day after day. I JUST LOVE IT.

Anyway, on Saturday I did a Facebook Live for the secret group only & the hot topic was teeth. Of course I’ve blogged about teeth before but I wanted to put it all in one spot. Tonight I’ve sort of scoured the Internet to find every trick in the book & I’m ready to projectile all the tricks on to you…because who doesn’t want white teeth?

( So you know…typical reasons teeth are yellow: genetics, food & drink choices, &/or how well you practice oral hygiene ).

OK YOU READY? I’ll get concise about it & leave it to five tippity-tips for ya,

GET YOUR TEETH AS WHITE AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE:

1.) Be manipulative!

That’s right. A spray tan tricks anyone. Get a spray tan ( sans orange tones ) & your teeth will look just like Jim Carey’s big-ass white teeth in The Mask. Remember that movie? Yessss, a spray tan makes your teeth appear wayyyyyy whiter. Every single time.

Another way to get manipulative? Opt for cool tones in your makeup- don’t go with reddish-orange lip liner- it brings out reddish-orange teeth tones. Avoid orangey foundations. Leave the overly warm blush at home. Instead go for white eyeliner, cool nude tones on the lips, a cooler foundation, & cool pink tones for blush. Make sense?

I feel like I need to do a whole blog post on cool-toned favorites?!

So get a spray tan & go for non-orange/red makeup! Those two things alone are going to make a HUGE difference.

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2.) Charcoal toothpaste for the winnnn! SO MANY PEOPLE SWEAR BY THIS TRICK.

Basically charcoal toothpaste is “a great, natural alternative for your entire family to promote healthy teeth & gums without toxic ( nasty-ass ) ingredients.”

The one I like contains “no sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners (such as saccharine), and no fluoride.

It does contain activated bamboo charcoal: an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal powder that’s excellent for gum health & sensitive teeth. Other natural ingredients like bentonite clay, organic orris root powder, myrrh gum powder, organic hibiscus petal powder, organic stevia leaf powder, organic peppermint essential oil, & organic cinnamon extract.

Anyway, I’ve tried three different charcoal toothpastes & this one is by far my favorite right now ( not spon ).

Need more info? Ok, ok- read this“I did some research and found out that even though it temporarily makes the mouth look extremely black- it has the same effect as it does when ingested: it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains. ( Fair warning: when you open your mouth, it is completely black and rather scary looking! Right after I did this the first time I was intensely worried that it would stain my teeth! ) To my surprise, all of the black washes away and it makes your teeth feel extremely clean and smooth. After a few uses, my teeth were noticeably whiter too. Further research I’ve done on this showed that activated charcoal can actually be helpful in changing the pH and health of the mouth, and as such is effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis. For this reason, I now suggest and use it as part of my re-mineralizing protocol for teeth, along with my re-mineralizing toothpaste.”

PEOPLE SWEAR BY CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE ( also I think it tastes good- it’s not gross at all, in my opinion ).

More on charcoal toothpaste for ya.

3.) THE ON THE GO Teeth Whitening Pen:

Let’s just say there’s a reason it’s sold out on Nordstrom.com.

Why, you ask? Well it IS the ultimate secret weapon that every bad B should carry in their clutch..

It’s this little silver, efficient pen that’s clinically proven to WHITEN with a multi-use brush pen. Convenient for use anywhere & NOT UNCOMFORTABLE. I’M TALKING TO YOU, CREST WHITE STRIPS.

Simple, portable, efficient, effective— JUST HOW I LIKE IT. The ON THE GO Pen is safe on natural & artificial tooth surfaces. Once you’re done applying, pop the cap back on, & you’re good! No need to rinse. That’s right: use it on a date, in the car, wherever, whenever!

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman talk oil pulling and its benefits.

4.) Oil pulling FTW:

I’ll say it once & I’ll say it again: oil pulling REALLY whitens teeth. It just does. Sure, it’s a pain in the ass. Like who has time to workout, work, have a social life, clean the house, keep a fresh mani, do the dishes, have sex, &…oil pull. No one really. HOWEVER if you’re looking to realllllly up the whiteness of your teeth? This works.

My friend, Erica of Fashionlush, swears by oil pulling. Remember when she said “So far, I have noticed my teeth are a lot whiter…which may sound like NBD to most of you, but for me it’s HUGE. I have never had any luck w/ those annoying white strips that always leave my teeth soooo sensitive ( literally, I won’t be able to drink a cold glass of water for at least three days!! ), so that was pretty exciting for me. I’ve also noticed less sensitivity, my jaw is doing really well ( I’ve got some seriously bad TMJ ), & my skin is looking great– which I am 100% contributing to the oil pulling.”

Whiter teeth, less jaw pain, & better skin? SIGN ME UP.

I like oil pulling whenever I can- usually while I clean the house. Because let’s be real, I always gotta be multi-tasking. I like this specific unrefined, virgin coconut oil right now.

More on oil pulling.

5.) LASTLY: LET’S GET BASIC B:

Baking soda- I know, not shocking but it works! Sodium bicarbonate scrubs away stains to make your teeth whiter. It’s also very alkaline so it could help balance out the Ph! Also you should know it reduces the acidity of the lemon juice, which acts as a natural bleach of sorts. This may be just shocking because people automatically assume lemon makes teeth yellow. BUT try this:

You will need…

+ 3 teaspoons of non-GMO baking soda
+ Enough lemon juice or water to form a paste
+ A toothbrush

Directions:

Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice ( or water ) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth & any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush & apply ( via ).

YES YES YES! THAT IS IT.

FUN FACT: Americans spend over $1.4 BILLION DOLLARS a year on over the counter teeth whitening gimmicks. So do me a favor & save your cash for something more fun & utilize these cheap-o tips?

& of course, if all else fails you can always use the whitening tool on Facetune, right? The ways we can get efficient in 2017. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

Okkkk, I’m off to brush my teeth. If you’re wondering I have this princess pink electronic toothbrush that I’m just IN LOVE with. I highly recommend. Also a big flosser over here. I’m lazy & use the ghetto green OG sticks but shit, they work. They’re ideal to throw in a handbag too.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous Monday.

Chat soon, lauryn x

PEARLY WHITE REALNESS:

5 Sun Kitten Tips That Will Change Your Spray Tan

January 3, 2017
by
LAURYN

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SPRAY TANS.

I’m constantly confessing my absolute, undeniable love for spray tans.

Here’s the thing: I’m very much about looking like a sun-kissed goddess ( I wish? ) but not into the fake & bake Snookie, season 1 look. Yes, yes you guys know I avoid the sun like I avoid Jury Duty but really I cannot stress it enough: LAYING IN THE SUN IS SO BAD FOR YOU. SOOOO bad for you. It’s one thing I can say I’ve researched until I am blue in the face. Really though, it’s so aging.

If you’re reading this & you’re 15 or 21, lucky YOU! Stay out of the sun to preserve your youth, skin, & avoid skin cancer.

Be that girl who wears a cool hat to the market, gas station, & post office. The more your face is out of the sun the better.

Anyway, we got off on a tangent there, BUT as much as I hate the sun, I still like a pretty glow.

And that is achieved by spray tans. I spray tan 3 times a month. It works well for my lifestyle & keeps my skin out of the sun.

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Here are my ride or die spray tan tips that I’ve picked up over the years:

1.) Shave & dry brush before.

Ok this seems rather obvious but let’s go over it just in case. Shave everything you need to shave BEFORE you spray tan ( I like to shave the night before I go into the spray booth ). Dry brushing is what I live for, seriously it’s life-changing, so I can’t go too long without it. I always dry brush RIGHT before I spray tan to exfoliate & ensure the tan goes on evenly.

Also, I wait 2 days to dry brush again after a spray tan which makes me cry because I love dry brushing SO much but hey, beauty is pain.

2.) Get a manicure after, pedicure before OR do the ‘claw.’

This one’s a weird one but if you’re getting a manicure, get it after. But if you’re getting a pedicure, get it before.

Here’s why:

Manicure after because the spray tan sometimes ruins it or makes it chip faster.

Pedicure before because the massage ruins the tan & makes it look like half of your leg is tanned and the other half is pale. Can everyone picture this?

Also, for the record, I do this weird thing because I’m always running late ( & it’s more cost-effective): I get something called a polish change. Basically it’s $5 dollars for hands & $7 dollars for toes. My nail salon guy will just paint my nails instead of the whole massage, file, chip, etc.

It’s so quick & perfect if you’re constantly on the go. Ask your nail salon for a polish change if you’re interested.

SO. This makes it fine to do a pedicure AFTER because I’m only getting a paint job. If you’re getting the full on pedicure, do it BEFORE.

If you’re like me & getting a paint job toe job ( I made this phrase up ), get it after the spray tan. Because there’s no foo-foo massage.

Am I making sense?

NOW, if you’re in the predicament of already having your manicure, do the claw. Yes, the claw. Like claw your hand so your nails are clawed under. If you guys need a picture of this, SNAP message me OR I can do a tutorial? But I’m assuming you don’t want to see me butt-naked in a spray booth with a shower cap on? Just assuming though?

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3.) Put a towel down underneath your feet.

This is my ride OR die TIP! Always request a little towel if you’re in a spray tan booth. Put it under your feet BEFORE you step in ( before because sometimes there’s like old spray tan residue which is highly annoying ).

The reason I do this is because the tanning solution gets all over the ground of the booth & makes the tan go on the beds of your feet which is just not pretty. At all. Just use a towel.

Trust me, Michael has made fun of me more than 10382574 times for forgetting.

4.) Wash your hands & feet off the SECOND you get out of the booth.

Honest baby wipes save me here. I use them to wash off my hands & feet after exiting the booth.

5.) Wear a lightweight maxi & some flip-flops ( or shoes that aren’t cramping your toes in ):

Here’s another tip…always go into the tanning salon prepared. I wear a lightweight maxi all the time JUST like this bright blue one. Actually if we’re being honest I haven’t taken off this dress by Yumi Kim for a few days & plan on obviously rocking it in Mexico ( because how pretty does a dynamic blue dress look with a hot spray tan?! ). I wear a dress just like this when I’m running errands & spraying because it’s really ideal to just throw on.

You don’t want to wear like a tight sports bra with suffocating leggings & tennis shoes. Why? Because after the tan when you put on super tight clothes, it makes marks. Nasty marks. Trust me on this because it’s happened to me five million times. Wear something light weight. You can find the perfect cute dress here.

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Lastly, opt for sandals so your toes can breathe OR shoes that aren’t too tight. The ones I’m wearing here don’t cut off my circulation ( hello HALF MY SHOE COLLECTION ) so they’re perfect.

If you think about it, a lot goes into a spray tan, it’s basically an art. I kid, but shit!

Also, when you’re ‘sun-kissed’ opt for colors like white, black, or super bright ( like this dramatic blue dress ). Why? Because!! Your spray tan will look SO much better!

Do you have any top-secret spray tips to share with all of us? I AM LISTENING. Anything helps.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know lately I’ve been into ORGANIC spray tanning— has anyone tried this? I’m kind of obsessed because the smell is too much…& I feel better about having an organic solution on my body.

Ok that’s it for now. We are off to dinner at Market in Cabo for some arugula & pomegranate salad and POPCORN soufflé. Follow along on Snapchat to see us plan our wedding. Love having you guys be a part of the process.

OH! & you can check out the latest spray tan I had pre-Cabo, using all these tips!

Adiós, lauryn x

SHOP THE LOOK: Yumi Kim dress | shoes ( similar ) | sunglasses ( similar ) | clutchnail polish

+ this post is in collaboration with Shopstyle | photos.
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YOU ASKED!!! Blogger Tips, Detox Drink, Tricks For Washing Your Hair Once A Week

September 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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{ 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.

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The Skinny Confidential talks models, diet, and fitness.

Top Model Charlotte McKinney Talks Diet/Fitness/Beauty

September 22, 2017
by
LAURYN

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Ok. I get it.

Charlotte McKinney is absolutely beautiful.

I mean, it’s pretty freaking obvious right?!

BUT.

She’s one smart cookie too. The babe totally ‘gets it.’

First off, she’s a sunscreen psycho ( like me ; ) )— rad considering she lives in Miami where many people are sun worshipers. ANDDDDD she loves sleep. Like, love, loves sleep.

Sleep is for sure my number one beauty tip…& Charlotte agrees. Read on for more because I’m sure you’ll this hot dime’s tips:

| Tell us about yourself!! You’re gorge! |

Charlotte McKinney: Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte, a twenty one year old Florida girl, born & raised!

I’m currently living in Miami where I pursue my modeling career. I love to travel, whether it being for work or pleasure, but am always practicing a healthy/active lifestyle by choosing healthy food options on the go and finding time to get my work outs in. I’m a total yoga fanatic & am always searching for a studio to get my yoga flow on.

| Quick skinny tip/trick please! |

CM: If I know I’m going to be on the beach in a bikini— which I usually am, or want a last minute prep for a shoot, I’ll hop in the sauna or take a hot yoga class to get my energy and metabolism up and also shed any extra water weight and toxins that can be bloating.

| Weekly workout sch? |

CM: For my weekly work out I alternate between hot power yoga & Pilates. I love the way both these work outs give you long lean muscles instead of bulking you up…not a huge fan of that look. A combination of the two are sure to do the trick! If I’m traveling and neither are an option, I like to take power walks on the beach and practice my postures there.

| Fav go to healthy food? |

CM: My fav go to healthy food would be any kind of fresh fish ( I have many great options living in Miami ) or anything with quinoa. I keep a consistent diet of lean proteins to keep me full & energized through the day.

| Cocktail of choice? |

CM: My favorite go to cocktail would have to be a simple vodka & water. I’m not a big fan of overly sweet drinks. I get hangovers pretty easy so sometimes mixing coconut water with alcohol hydrates me while I’m drinking and taste great…kills two birds with one stone : )!

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| Favorite beauty product? |

CM: I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without a spray tan! I’m always in a bikini so this gives my body a healthy glow without having to bake in the sun/tanning bed. A spray tan makes me feel skinner instantly and helps cover up any flaws. I don’t tan very well, so a weekly spray tan is the best for an instant boost! ( <<—– this is a girl after my heart— love it! Check out why I’m a sunscreen psycho here ).

| Secret model tip |

CM: A model tip would be to ignore the negativity & take any criticism and turn it into positive energy. Try your best but don’t beat yourself up if something really isn’t practical for your own self. As long as you’re feeling confident and don’t take anything too seriously, you’ll have a fun time with it.

| Natural beauty remedy |

CM: I would have to say that sleep is my ultimate beauty trick ( <<—— me too! ). When I am getting lots of sleep & keeping hydrated I don’t have to worry about covering up dark circles or faking a bright eyed, healthy complexion. Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy, I’m also a lot more productive after a good night’s rest!

| When you wake up?… |

CM: When I wake up I wash my face and slather on the sunscreen/moisturizer which is a necessity when in Florida with harsh sun year round.

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

| In your purse? |

CM: In my purse I’m always prepared with hand sanitizer ( total germ-a-phobe ), my daily vitamins, lip gloss, & sunglasses- all my necessities when running around town from castings to the beach.

| Naughty indulgence? |

CM: My naughty indulgence is anything chocolate!! Lately, my favorite thing is lava cake I can’t get enough! Nobu has the best!

| Quick, easy recipe |

CM: When I’m craving something sweet after dinner & need to limit my lava cake intake, I make this quick banana ice cream recipe. It pleases my sweet tooth and totally tastes like real soft serve ice cream ( obsessed! ):

+ 2 frozen bananas, sliced

+ 1 tablespoon almond butter

+ 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Directions: put the frozen banana slices in a food processor and pulse. After a few minutes of stopping to scrape the sides down, the banana begins to blend into a creamy texture. When the banana looks like whipped ice cream, you can add your mix-ins like almond/peanut butter and/or cocoa powder, chocolate chips, raspberries, anything goes! Straight out of the food processor, the ice cream is like soft serve. You can also freeze it for a firmer texture.

+ To follow Charlotte on Instagram, click here.

Charlotte McKinney model health secrets

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

Sprayin’ Yourself Skinny for NYE

December 31, 2012
by
LAURYN

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

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

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

Geeeeeezzzzz! Time flies…NYE is tomorrow ; )!

Let’s talk prep. If you look like the hottest version of yourself bronzed & sun-kissed, then why in the hell would you not get a spray tan?

ESP on NYE.

At 9 am I’m headed to iTAN in SD. Why iTAN? It’s practically a one stop shop. Meaning: I get my teeth whitened ( by their amazing, quick whitening contraption – see below – ), my skin tightened ( weird? Not so much. Lumière Light-Therapy is an easy process which makes your skin look/feel insane ), & I sp-sp-spray.

For all my spray tan tips, click here. For Weslie’s ( TSC beauty expert ) extra special, super insider tricks, click here.

So. Have fun. Be safe. Drink a lot of water. Make out at midnight. Wear something hot & sexy. Preferably not something that looks like sequin throw up. And workout tomorrow before the madness.

Oh…& if the day after NYE is too much, here’s some tips on how to be hungover like a champ.

Chin-chin to a fresh/new year, babes!

Love.L

P.S. iTAN’s Mystic Mondays are every Monday so you can go grab a sexy sprayer for only $10 ; ). xx.

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

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

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