Summer Mornings

There truly is no place like Southern California in the summer time. The weather isn’t too different from the rest of the year but the feeling of summer brings upon a whole new attitude. Which comes with new routines for getting yourself set for the day ahead. Unfortunately for some, summer doesn’t always mean a break from getting up early and working. With work and other obligations I still find myself hitting snooze on my alarm rather than taking an extra hour or two to sleep in. But with the sun out in the summer I find myself wanting to get up and get onRead More →

pool proof makeup products

During the hot months I like to keep my makeup routine as simple as possible. There’s nothing worse than walking around or laying out in the extreme heat to feel that my skin can’t breath or to look in the mirror and see that my makeup is smudged and that it no longer looks like how it did when I left my apartment 20 minutes ago. The key in solving this common issue was adopting two makeup routines. One for the everyday summer months and one for when I’m going to be spending the day at the pool or at the beach. The difference betweenRead More →

It’s that time of the year again, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here! We’ve sorted through all of the beauty products to save you time and chosen what we think you’ll love the most. The sale lasts until August 6th, but hurry because these deals are so great they’re going to sell out fast. Just click on the picture and you’ll be brought to the sale. Check back daily. We’ll be posting more products as they become available. #Nordstrom MAKEUP SKINCARE FRAGRANCE BATH & BODY   HAIR CARE   XoXo, Kristie @agirlinla / agirlinlosangeles@gmail.comRead More →

Vanity Planet's Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand

I had been searching for the perfect curling wand for a long ass time when I came across Vanity Planet’s Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand. I went from wearing my hair straight to curling it regularly because with this wand it’s so easy and the curls actually last. I also love how it comes with a glove so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning your hand. Choose between two different sizes, 1” and 1.25”, both retail for $49.99. Ohh, and if you’re not 100% satisfied (but trust me, you will be), Vanity Planet offers a 60-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Here’s moreRead More →

Bare Republic's

Every summer I find a new line of beauty products that really stand out among the rest. This year it’s Bare Republic’s Eco-friendly skin and hair care line. What I love about them this the fact that they smell great, they’re vegan friendly, they’re made with organic ingredients and they work wonders. Here’s a little bit about two of my favorites… Eco-Active Hair care UV Protecting Dry Shampoo – 3oz, $14 I’ve been searching for the “perfect” dry shampoo for a long time. I’ve tried many well-known brands and every time I’ve been very disappointed. Most all of them have come in an aerosol canRead More →

nail wraps

Deciding what color to paint your nails or what kind of nail wraps to apply can be overwhelming. With so many different brands to choose from I’ve made a list of my 10 favorites that are perfect for the warm summer months and that will be sure to brighten your day. And if you’re a girl on a budget (like myself) the price ranges from $2.99 to $18.00! So have fun painting the world with your colorful nails! Defy and Inspire : Sunshine Yellow (Target, $7.49) Essie : Peach Side Babe (Essie, $8.50) NCLA : Avocado Bravado (NCLA, $16.00) Lime Crime : Oyster Pop On Nails (LimeRead More →

hair disasters

Beauty Blunders is a four part series focused on bringing you the quick fixes to your worst beauty crimes. In this article we focus on hair disasters. From over processed hair, to hair product overload, we got you covered. When you think you’re seriously screwed we’ll show you what you can do to fix them. A few years ago I went to my regular salon, (where my hair always came out great) but this time my stylist left the foils on too long. As soon as I got home I noticed breakage all around my face, and it wasn’t just a few strands. I didn’t knowRead More →

  Frank Body is known for their signature coffee scrub and it gets a major facelift with the new Shimmer Scrub. For anyone who loves unicorns, fairy’s and something that Lisa Frank would sell, the holographic packaging should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Before its official release on May 1st, Fashionista reported that the wanted glitter scrub already garnered a 50,000 person waitlist. It’s infused with salt and sugar, with roasted and ground coffee beans that also include vitamin E oils that will highlight your body and leave your skin feeling moisturized and smooth. Perfect for when you want to shine bright likeRead More →

Skin Related Issues

When I started writing this article I intended on writing about a few common beauty blunders that myself or my friends had made in the past and what we did to fix them. As I kept writing more and more problems started popping into my head, so not to bombard you, this is going to be a series on how to fix those common issues that we’re all guilty of making, or probably will make at some point. Let’s start first with skin related issues. Everyone enjoys a radiant “I just got back from a tropical vacation” glow but now that we’re becoming more aware ofRead More →

I’ve always loved unicorns, starting with my obsession with Lisa Frank as a child. In the past few years they have made a huge comeback. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Kate Spade, Valentino, and Jeremy Scott have featured unicorns in their collections and in their runway shows. Clothing companies such as, ASOS, Dolls Kill, Topshop, and H&M have drawn off the inspiration and currently feature whimsical merchandise in their store or online boutique. I’ve scoured the Internet to find the best high end, to inexpensive unicorn inspired clothing and accessories that will make you reminisce on your childhood. Rebecca Minkoff – Hudson Moto Mini, $135. Christian Louboutin – Loubichrome I Nail Polish, Christian Louboutin, $30. Tokidoki – Unicorno Series 5Read More →