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The Makeup Hack of A Lifetime

August 31, 2016
Updated: September 2, 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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A New Bougie Bossanova Playlist

June 8, 2016
Updated: June 13, 2016
by
LAURYN

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THERE IS NOTHING I LOVE MORE THAN A GOOD PLAYLIST.

So step into my world: a brand new, very Skinny Confidential playlist.

Really though, this is the actual playlist I listen to when lifting weights, squatting, driving, working, sipping Pinot Noir, relaxing, reading, ETC.

It’s a plethora of songs.

You should know though: it’s a real medley.

Like, this isn’t a themed genre playlist.

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A lot of you guys have asked me: “what’s that music in the background of your Snapchat?”

WELLLL, IT’S RANDOM…& it’s Bossanova. Which is what they play at places like The Beverly Hills Hotel…& retirement homes. Google says it’s “a style of Brazilian music derived from samba but placing more emphasis on melody and less on percussion.”

Correct!

And it’s been my favorite music for as long as I can remember. The vibe is just so ON. Trust me, once you listen to Bossanova you will understand my obsession. I hope?

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Regardless, I asked you guys if you wanted it added & a bunch of you said YES. SO, there are six songs to start. The rest of the playlist is new age songs I’m absolutely loving.

OF COURSE, I have a bunch of other fun, sassy playlists too!!

More TSC Playlists For Ya:

The Skinny Confidential Workout Playlist
TSC Summer Workout Playlist
TSC does Europe Playlist
TSC Kick Yo Ass Into Gear After Thanksgiving Playlist
TSC Champagne Dance Party Playlist
TSC Sweaty, Sexy Playlist
TSC Vibezzz
TSC Bougie Bossanova Playlist ( the latest )

Anyway, I definitely added a few of my favorite Bossanova songs to this playlist along with some hipper, more with it, less retirement-ish songs. So think of it as a medley.

Please let me know your thoughts! Any additions? So easy to add songs to this playlist so the more recommendations the better.

Listen to The Skinny Confidential Bougie Bossanova Playlist here.

The new playlist is ideal for a workout…OR just for having a glass of champagne & lighting some candles. Enjoy!

– lauryn x

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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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TSC HIM & HER PODCAST: EPISODE 4 ( Getting SPICY )

April 2, 2016
Updated: April 6, 2016
by
LAURYN

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HI, HI, HELLO.

Late on a Saturday but what a better time to update you because The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast: EPISODE 4 is LIVEI

Podcasting is SO fun if you haven’t tested it out. Really. SO FUN. Use it in the car, on your commute to work, or at the gym. All you have to do is go to that purple square on your iPhone & get our podcast for FREE.

If you don’t have an iPhone, wellllll, we got you covered because HELLO YOUTUBE. That’s right, all our videos will be up on YouTube to watch JUST for Android users.

Ok, let’s break it down— here’s what we’re discussing on EPISODE 4:

♡ How to work with a significant other…CAN BE REALLLL DIFFICULT.

♡ Managing & delegating/defining roles.

♡ Jet lag whlie adjusting to different time zones.

♡ How to get your partner to eat healthy AKA let’s talk manipulation ( I KID, I KID ).

♡ …& working through parts of your business that you HATE.

See?

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ON THAT NOTE, have a listen & let me know what you guys think.

This is a new medium, a work in progress, & something new. We’re testing the waters so bear with us.

If you LOVED THE PODCAST, well SHIT then SUBSCRIBE. & if you really loved it, then please review & rate us! We’ll be hosting a BADASS giveaway soon for readers who rated/reviewed. Stay tuned.

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Ok I’m totally off to eat sourdough toast, watch Seinfeld re-runs, & drink tropical green tea. It’s really going up…LOL.

LISTEN to EPISODE 4 here.

Leave any questions below with your Instagram or Snapchat username & we will feature some on next week’s episode.

Talk tomorrow. & of course, happy weekend!— lauryn x

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5 Minute TSC Sex Pot Curls

February 29, 2016
Updated: April 29, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Hair can make you feel like a Pantene Pro-V commercial bouncing out of the salon all sexy & flirty…or it can make you feel like a wet rat.

It sort of depends on what day of the week it is right?

Sunday is my wet rat day. It’s not pretty.

Luckily today though we’re sticking with the Pantene theme.

Or as I like to call these: TSC SEX POT CURLS.

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I’ve shown guys these curls, which are more time-consuming. TSC Sex Pot Curls literally take 5 minutes. & here’s the thing: the more often you do these, the easier they become. Seriously, after a while these will be like brushing your teeth.

MINDLESS.

We all love mindless when it comes to hair, right.

Disclaimer: I am STILL swollen from double jaw surgery, the swelling is probably going to take until August to go down completely. Filming is HIGHLY annoying sometimes because I still feel Nutty-Professor-ish!

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There are two things I can tell you about curls: you need a legit curling iron. AND finishing spray is insane. I discovered it two months ago & it’s changed my curl game. WAY better ( and different ) than hair spray. It gives hair that “I woke up like this with effortless, perfect hair” vibe. Finishing spray sort of makes your hair look under-done, not OVERDONE. You guys know I hate overdone. Currently a huge fan of two brands, I can’t decide. I love the pink one used in this video but I’m having a love affair with Orbie’s finishing spray too.

Regardless, both are amazing.

Another tip which is SO, SO important when perfecting TSC Sex Pot Curl: leave out the top & leave out the bottom. Don’t curl your ends or the top.

Looks more SEX that way, you know?

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Lastly, GO VERTICAL CURLS or go home. Horizontal curls are so predictable & easy. Grab the hair vertically, instead of horizontally when picking it up to put it in the curling iron. ALSO, hold the curling iron vertically to your face. That’s how you’re going to get those Instagram-worthy, finger wave curls. Make sense?

If not, I will literally do a step-by-step with pictures for you guys.

& obviously to maintain these curls for days & days….AND DAYS, I do The Sleep Bun.

So there you have it, TSC SEX POT CURLS! Tag me in your Insta pics if you try this, would love to check your curls out.

What hair styles do you guys want to see next?

Happy Tuesday! x, lauryn

PRODUCTS USED: curling iron | hair spray | finishing spray | alligator clips | striped top here

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

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