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The Skinny Confidential Bougie Bossanova Playlist 2

A New Bougie Bossanova Playlist

June 8, 2016
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential Bougie Bossanova Playlist 2

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
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
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
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

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My Eyebrow Routine + Tinting Questions Answered

January 28, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Let’s talk about my favorite subject, shall we?

Eyebrows.

Eyebrows seem like they’re simple but honestly they’re actually far from simple.

SURE, they’re not the most interesting thing in the world BUT if you really think about it they frame your entire face.

OK, so let’s talk specifics: TINT, SHAPE, BROW GEL, & EYEBROW POWDER.

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As some of you guys know I shared a little peek into my brow scene on Snapchat.

I explained that brow tinting is like dying your hair, but dying your brows ( you can also tint lashes but I don’t recommend this at home & I’ve never tried it…anyone know anything about this? ).

See here if you missed it:

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Basically I explained the magic of tinting. I’ve shared tidbits here & there on The Skinny Confidential about brow tinting but I’ve never really dedicated a full post to the random subject.

If you’re on a budget & can’t afford to have a professional tint your brows, no worries.

When I was in college, I used to tint my brows all the time at home with an $11 dollar brow kit.

You don’t want to over do it & end up looking like Frida Kahlo ( WHICH actually isn’t a bad thing at all— I love how she rocked her brows ) but most people look better with a little less brow than Ms. Frida.

Of course you also don’t want tadpoles!…

Ok, let’s get started!

Here are my tips for at-home tinting:

1.) Make sure you use eyebrow tint, NOT hair tint. Also, if you have an event on Friday, do it Tuesday night. It’s strong the first two days ( which I love but some people hate ).

2.) Start with clean, makeup-free brows. You can apply a thin layer of coconut oil around your eyebrows to prevent staining your skin if you want. Sometimes the tint sort of stains the skin ( don’t worry it usually comes off the next day ).

3.) I prefer this kit ( it’s $13 dollars & LASTS a while ) in ‘medium brown.’ If you don’t like your brows bold, opt for ‘light brown.’ If you have super dark hair, go for ‘dark brown.’ Easy.

4.) Empty the color capsule in a small mixing bowl & add the same amount of developer cream. Simply use the tiny wooden stick ( it comes with the kit ), mix it into a paste.

5.) Start at the beginning of the brow ( because you want it darker at the beginning ) & slowly bring it all the way to the tip of the brow. Brace yourself because you look a little weird with the tint on your face. LOL.

6.) After you’ve covered all your eyebrow hairs, stop ( don’t go overboard on this ). I like to leave it on for one minute. Sometimes a minute & 20 seconds if I’m feeling bold.

7.) After the minute, use a cotton ball to remove it towards your ear, across your face.

8.) Then give it a harder removal with another cotton ball. Press harder for second removal.

9.) Do the same exact thing to the other brow.

10.) Your brows will be dark & bold. Wait an hour. Then wash your face. Trust me the next day or two you will loveeeeee it. The first day is always too bold for me. I prefer the second to third day.

** if it’s too dark for you wash it off strongly with a wash cloth & coconut oil || if they aren’t dark enough, just do the whole process again! I like to do this every 2 to 4 weeks.

Since I got some questions on Snapchat about my brows I figured I would film a full on tutorial on the subject, so here ya go:

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If you guys want to see me in action tinting my brows, I’m happy to share on YouTube. Just let me know!

If you’re too scared to tint your brows at home but want to know what all the fuss is about, do baby steps. Try out TINTED BROW GEL! I like that too if I’m in a pinch.

ALSO, brush your brows upward instead of laying them down ( it’s my new thing, & I’m obsessed! ). It opens the face.

What are your top secret brow tips? I feel like if we all went to Happy Hour together this would be one of my main questions. We’d do a champagne cheers & then jump right into everyone’s eyebrow experiences.

…Weird???

Read more about my eyebrow escapades here & here ( << my 2015 routine ).

Ok! I’m off to pack for Create + Cultivate. Who’s going?! See you soon, Dallas!

X lauryn

PRODUCTS USED: brow tint | clear gel | powder | brush | highlighter stick | dewy highlighter ( MY FAVORITE! ) | concealer | striped top ( sold out, similar )

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