Beauty of the Month: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential

OMG, I am so so so excited for today’s post.  Starting this month, I’ll be doing monthly beauty interviews with my favorite bloggers, women in the beauty industry, product junkies, etc., about their product essentials and beauty philosophy.  I’m always really curious about what other women have in their makeup bags, purses, etc. so I’m really looking forward to sharing this information with you!  When I decided to do this, I reached out to one of my absolute favorite bloggers, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, to be my first interview.  Being the sweetheart that she is, she agreed right away.

Lauryn is a model (you may have seen her in Maxim!), a fitness instructor and a very popular health and fitness blogger.  I stumbled across her blog several months ago and have been hooked ever since.  It’s full of fitness motivation, low-calorie, easy recipes and tips for a happy and healthy lifestyle.  One of my favorite things about her site, besides her vibrant photos, is how simple her tips, recipes and overall health philosophy is.  No diets, no starvation.  She emphasizes how important and simple it is to eat everything in moderation and make healthy choices for yourself with every meal.  She believes that there is really never a good reason to just stuff your face with crap food.  If you want a cupcake or some pizza, have a small serving of what you’re craving but don’t over-indulge in it.  Or, make a healthy version of it, like her guilt-free nachos or low-carb pasta!

Lauryn also stresses how crucial it is to sweat every day, for physical, mental and emotional health.  She’s not just about being thin.  Lauryn is all about being genuinely healthy and strong, which in turn results in being thin.  Because Lauryn knows so much about how to look and feel like the best version of yourself, and because she is simply jaw-droppingly gorgeous, I thought she would make a fantastic first interview for my monthly Beauty Talk segment.  Here you go!  All product photos were taken by Lauryn.

What are your 5 beauty essentials that you can’t live without?

1.) Prada Candy perfume & lotion: this scent has a sexy, sultry smell that the boys love. I wear this all the time- it’s sweet with a strong bite. Kind of like me ; ). It’s not that overpowering scent that you smell on some women (you know when you can’t wait to get out of the elevator because a women’s perfume literally consumes you? Yuck.).

2.) Cetaphil face wash: Cetaphil has been a staple in my bathroom since 8th grade. It’s a gentle cleanser that is super cheap and effective. I would recommend this to EVERYONE. It’s definitely my fave.

3.) Crest 3D white strips: these are fab when you’re going out. I throw one on while I am doing my make-up. In 30 minutes my teeth are way whiter & shinier. No one likes yellow teeth!

4.) Beauty Blender makeup sponge applicator: I was introduced to this by Marianna Hewitt when I interviewed her for The Skinny Confidential. She could not have had a better suggestion. This allows my MAC SPF 15 foundation to go on smoothly. The Beauty Blender provides the perfect surface & evens out the skin. LOVE!

5.) Maybelline Great Lash mascara: out of all beauty products this is by far the best, but it has to be the curved brush and the blackest of black kind! I have tried every mascara under the sun: Dior, MAC, Clinique, Benefit, etc. This drugstore brand beats all of them. I also use their primer (which is super hard to find!).

The natural look: underrated or overrated?

Totally underrated-no one likes 10 pounds of makeup. Keep it fresh! I hate, hate, hate eye shadow. I never wear it. I like a clean, fresh, young face.

Who is your beauty icon?

I tend to like street style more than a certain celebrity. Definitely natural & cool.  I love Victoria’s Secret models’ natural, sexy look. Especially Miranda Kerr.

When do you feel your prettiest?

In the morning wearing cute PJ’s, spooning my boyfriend and dog, with long hippie chic hair & no makeup.

Quick beauty tip?

Priming my eyelashes. I have been doing this since 6th grade and I swear it’s the best kept secret. Most make-up artists don’t even do it: you apply a thick primer on your lashes, then curl them. After they’re curled, prime again. Then use two coats of Great Lash mascara. I’m obsessed- I can’t go out without this trick. It makes you look like you’re wearing fake lashes. I also die over thick, dark brows.

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I hope you enjoyed my beauty interview with the lovely Lauryn Evarts!  Show her some love by following her on BlogLovin’, Facebook and Twitter.  You can also find her on Instagram (username: LaurynBoBoryn).  Be sure to check out her blog.  I’m sure you will find it to be just as motivating and addicting as I do.  You’re bound to find a quick and healthy recipe that jumps out at you too.  Her skinny Grapefruit Margarita is definitely calling my name!  🙂  Check out the pictures below for a glimpse into Lauryn’s healthy, Southern California lifestyle.

{Lauryn, in the middle, with her beach workout group}

{Lauryn and her workout group targeting abs}

{Lauryn’s spaghetti squash recipe}

{Lauryn’s recipe for The Jennifer Aniston Greek Pizza}

{Lauryn’s skinny Blackberry & Raspberry Pie}

{Lauryn’s skinny Vodka Pomegranate Mojito}

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26 thoughts on “Beauty of the Month: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential

  1. Omggg, love this interview!! Her blog definitely inspires me. Those are fabulous beauty tips! Idol status! 😉

    • I know, I ordered the beauty blender and a MAC primer. I’ll post about both when they come in the mail! 🙂 Thanks for checking out the blog Juliet!

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  3. Love this post! I definitely want to try the lash primer. I’ve tried mascaras that claim to give you the fake lash look, but have yet to find one that actually does. I vote for you to post a before/after pic! 😉 Can’t wait to see more interviews….

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  13. I just read this for the first time.. but I’m already hooked on her blog! Visit it and yours (of course) everyday! 🙂 Love when beauties recommend drug-store brand cosmetics to the overpriced department store brands!

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