casey horst

Casey Horst is a 22-year-old senior at UC Riverside studying creative writing. She hopes to take her experiences and work as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Growing up with a mother for a hairstylist made Casey’s interest grow in the world of beauty. As she got older, Casey’s favorite pastime on the weekends was going to the mall with her friends and expanding her closet to refine her different “looks.” She grew to love the industries that combined creativity and imagination into feats of entertainment, beauty, and fashion and had dreams of becoming a part of it. Casey attended community college and graduated with her AARead More →

Melissa Deza

Being raised in a Latin household Melissa Deza has always been fascinated by art, music and fashion. After moving to LA County in 2015 her appeal for the arts and fashion has only grown. Since working in marketing for the past three years, she’s decided to pursue her passion for writing and is excited to be joining the A Girl in LA team! My staple clothing item is… a denim jacket. I always bring it with me to add to my outfit or in case it gets a little breezy at night but not cold enough for a leather jacket. I’ve put pins on it that i’veRead More →

  August To Do List: August is the last official month of summer and in our monthly series All Things August, we bring you the adorable new Hello Kitty skincare line by Peter Thomas Roth. Dine at Downtown Los Angeles’s new food spot, Corporation Food Hall. Watch the new crime-thriller Ozark on Netflix. Take a look at the colorful coffee table book by artist Donald Robertson. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by attending the LA County Fair. Reminisce on the pop culture of the 2000’s by viewing all the celebrity scandals of the decade. And unwind by listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album, “Lust ForRead 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

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 more aboutRead More →

Bare Republic

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 haircare line. What I love about them this the fact that they smell great, they’re vegan friendly, made with organic ingredients, and they work wonders. Here’s a little bit about two of my favorites… UVA/UVB 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 so many well known brands and sprayed my roots to leave my apartment very disappointed. Mostly all of them haveRead 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 →