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 →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead 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 →

june

  June’s To Do List: June is shaping up to be a fun-filled month with so much to do and see. In our monthly series All Things June, you can shop our favorite items for UNDER $100. After you’ve spent a day watching the surfers catch waves at Surf Rider Beach, head to Malibu Farm for dinner and catch the beautiful sunset. Watch Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Take a peek inside the life of “the coolest girl in the world,” Chloë Sevigny. Go on a hike to Eaton Canyon and then go for a dip in the swimming hole. Cool off atRead More →

National Pizza Day

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead More →