Beauty Vloggers

In the last 15 years Youtube has become the go-to source for makeup inspiration. Everyday millions and millions of people search for beauty vloggers, makeup tutorials, and advice on how how to achieve that flawless red carpet look. If only this option was available when we first started to apply makeup! Some of these vloggers are makeup artists by trade; while others are just really damn good at it. Here’s a list of vloggers that will inspire you to step up your makeup game. Gothamista What makes Gothamista a great vlogger is that she looks into the products she puts on her skin and onlyRead More →

summer nights

On a typical summer night with my hectic schedule, I’m usually writing, editing or responding to my overflowing inbox. When I’m not doing that, I’m squeezing in time at the gym (usually later in the evening), or if I have the time catching up on my favorite TV shows. I find it important to go off track every once in a while and switch it up a bit. My boyfriend and I try to, at least once a week have one of those amazing LA summer nights. It doesn’t have to be much, or cost a lot of money, in fact some of my favoritesRead More →

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

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 →