It’s finally summer, which means a lot of us are ready to take some much-needed time off from our day-to-day routines. Flights are opening up at historically low prices and travelers are ready to book their vacations. With COVID-19 still considered a pandemic worldwide, the thought of flying can seem scary. However, you can still travel and stay safe if you take the right precautions. Here’s a list of airplane travel tips so you can stay healthy this summer while on vacay! Ask Yourself These Five Important Questions Before booking your trip, be sure to ask yourself these essential questions. Knowing the answers may helpRead More →

A List of Essentials That Are Perfect for Helping with Relaxation

Relaxing at home is essential after a long day of work or stress. Treating yourself to a spa night is therapeutic and healing for your mental health. Whether it’s finding new activities to do or using new products, relaxation calls for indulgence. I have leaned on some of my personal necessities when giving myself some me time. Taking a daily walk and yoga have grounded me, while items like rosewater and face masks help me practice self-love. Here are my 15 “me time must-haves” that I can’t live without when I’m taking it easy at home. 1. Binge-watching TV After a stressful day, binge-watching helpsRead More →

My Favorite Yoga Videos on YouTube

Working out has become a daily goal of mine. It helps lift my mood while keeping my mind, body, and soul healthy. To fight viruses like Covid-19, staying active can aid our immune systems, and while all gyms and studios are still closed, there are various ways we can still workout. Lifting weights, cardio, HIIT, and going for walks are a great way to clear your head and re-energize from being stuck inside. However, my favorite is yoga, especially because I can do it at home and it requires little equipment. Focusing on breathing, strength, and balance turns a day full of anxiety into aRead More →

Quarantine has been the “new normal” for the past two months, and now Los Angeles County has approved stay-at-home orders for at least another three. Being at home and in isolation can make you a little stir-crazy. There are some days where it’s hard to find the motivation to get out of bed. Being out of work and unable to do most activities that were usually part of my daily routine has been difficult. However, I’ve come up with a manageable day-to-day regimen for myself while in lockdown. Giving yourself a routine during quarantine can lift your spirits, increase motivation, and be a perfect timeRead More →

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, It was St. Patrick’s Day, and I hadn’t thought to take the world’s events seriously yet. Yes, there were coronavirus cases growing in Los Angeles County, but like any person of my age, I felt invincible. I still enjoyed time with a few friends, drinking and dancing, unaware of anything that was to come that week (call me naïve). I woke up the next morning in wonderful spirits until I saw that I had an unusual amount of notifications in my school email. The first one I saw read: Important Updates About Spring Semester. Bracing myself as I opened it, IRead More →

A List of Beauty Tips + Tricks For When You Can’t Leave Home

We’ve come up with a comprehensive guide featuring our favorite at-home beauty tips and tricks. These are simple and straightforward things you can do while you’re stuck inside, like safely removing lash extensions, and toning brassy hair. We’ve also included our favorite products that will help get you through this quarantine, like the ideal root touch up, our go-to self-tanner, and a lash perm kit. Touching Up Your Roots 1. 2. 3. It’s been over a month now, so those dreaded roots are most likely growing in full force (and that’s okay). However, If you make the decision to touch up any regrowth, there areRead More →

The Best Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Listening to podcasts has been one of the things getting me through these unusual times. I’ll tune in when I’m in the shower, have them playing in the background while I’m writing or doing homework, and I especially love listening when I’m taking a walk or working out. There are so many topics ranging from politics to true crime to music. If you’re ready to step into the world of podcasts or if you’re looking for more suggestions to entertain you, I’ve devoted hours to discovering the best podcasts and these are six of my favorites. My mom recommended 2 Dope Queens to me aboutRead More →

15 Vogue Beauty Secrets (+ Where To Find All The Products That We’re Used)

Here at A Girl in LA, we’re always in search of beauty tutorials and new products to try out. Recently, I spent the weekend on YouTube watching all of the Vogue Beauty Secrets. With over 144 makeup and beauty tutorials to go through, you could say I learned an overwhelming amount of tips and tricks from actresses, models, and it-girls. I narrowed it down to 15 videos, which was difficult since they were all informative. The tutorials on my list include the basics like the best way to apply concealer and achieving the perfect cat-eye, to more involved like how Gwyneth Paltrow gets her glowingRead More →

Everything You Wanted To Know About Being A Celebrity Stylist

Before I started A Girl in LA I worked in various fashion PR showrooms in downtown Los Angeles. One of the many aspects of my job was to assist the stylists that came in. This meant helping them find the ideal clothing options for their celebrity clients. The goal is to get the designers’ pieces good press, which is done by being featured on the red carpet, at award shows, in editorial shoots, and at media events—basically anything that will get people talking because of who’s wearing it. My job consisted of showing the stylists new designs, offering style suggestions, photographing the finished look soRead More →