20 of My Favorite Brands You Can Find in The Target Beauty Aisle

Every time I walk through the Target beauty aisle, or scroll through their beauty department online, it seems like they’ve added a new brand to their lineup. Currently, they carry over 1,000 which range from skincare and makeup to nail and hair care. I love affordable beauty, and Target is often my go-to source for all things self-care. After testing out a ton of brands and what they have to offer, I’ve narrowed down my top 20 along with my top three products from each. Some of what I list below, I was already a fan of long before they were sold at Target, andRead More →

The Beauty Products I Buy On Repeat

I’m often sent various beauty products to test out. From serums, to creams, to masks, I’m always looking to discover new things. To be completely honest though, because I’m so picky about what I put on my skin, I’ll usually end up using it once or twice and then giving it away. The items which I’ve highlighted below are the beauty products I can’t live without and buy on repeat. I’ve been using most of these for years, so I know they work. Cleanser Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. ($22) A facial cleanser needs to achieve three things in order for me to continue rebuying it.Read More →

How to Heal Your Dry and Cracked Hands Once and For All

Every winter like clockwork, my hands become dry and cracked. This is something I’ve dealt with year after year (even when I lived in Los Angeles and it was significantly warmer than the East Coast). It starts around October and lasts until April or when the weather begins to warm up. If I slack off on applying lotion, I’ll get painful cuts all over my hands (especially on my knuckles). I’ve come to accept that it’s a side effect of winter caused by a lack of humidity in the air and over-washing my hands. Over the years I can’t begin to count the various lotions,Read More →

10 Korean Skincare Products You Should Try This Fall

Korean skincare, otherwise known as K-Beauty, has been a tremendous hit in both the Eastern and Western beauty world for years now. These unique products are inspired by nature and designed to work long term. The goal is to achieve glowing and “glass-like” skin. K-Beauty brands often include innovative ingredients like snail mucin and bee venom. Beauty experts recommended that you follow a “10 step approach” which means multilayering your products to create a special skincare regimen that is customized to benefit your specific skin type. It’s hard not to love all things K-Beauty (not to mention, the prices don’t burn a hole in yourRead More →

Revamp your Beauty Routine with These CBD Makeup Products

CBD and cannabis oil have been all the rage in the beauty world for the last couple of years. You can find them infused in skincare, hair products, wellness essentials, and now even makeup. People from far and wide love CBD-infused beauty products because they are especially good at hydrating, nourishing, and protecting your skin. Depending on the product, CBD and cannabis oils provide different benefits. However, they don’t just do wonders for your skin and hair, they are also clean and sustainable ingredients that help save the environment. Here are 10 exceptional CBD and cannabis makeup products on the market that are definitely worthRead 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 →

Makeup, Skincare, and All Things Beauty Gift Guide

A Girl in LA’s first holiday gift guide is here! All things beauty features a vast selection of makeup, skincare, and haircare favorites—from limited edition kits, to our go-to brands, all in a variety of price points.  Throughout the holiday season we’ll be posting themed gift guides for everyone on your list, so bookmark this page to stay in the loop! 1. Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2 | Anastasia Beverly Hills | $60 2. The Cosmetics Case | $58 + The Mesh Pouch Trio | $24 (Béis) 3. Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick | Nars | $34  4. Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar | CiatéRead More →

25 Vegan Cosmetic Brushes and How To Use Them

There are so many types of cosmetic brushes out there and they all have different uses. They come in natural or synthetic fibers, and vary from soft to firm, and small to large. The quality of my makeup doesn’t matter if I’m using a brush incorrectly—or if it’s poorly made. It will show in my makeup application. When I’m choosing which kind to invest in, the first thing I look for is what the bristles are made of. I’ll only purchase a brush that’s cruelty free and composed of synthetic fibers. Back when I switched from natural to manufactured bristles it was tricky trying toRead More →

The Best Travel Size Products For Your Carry-on and Beach Bag

It’s that time of the year when a number of us will set out on a summer adventure—from traveling to a tropical oasis, taking a trip abroad, to going on a weekend getaway. Having just returned from a trip to Arizona and now planning my vacation to the East Coast shoreline later on this summer, these trips motivated me to research the best travel size products. I took a lot of things into consideration like personal experience, bang for your buck, and what others are saying. This curated list of TSA-approved products includes literally everything you’ll need, from kits that have a variety of miniRead More →

My Beauty Philosophy: Where I Splurge and Where I Save

The other day my friends and I were having a discussion on our beauty philosophies. We talked about what treatments and products we felt were worth the splurge versus which ones we’d rather save our money on. I couldn’t believe our difference in opinions. This conversation got me curious about what other women think is important enough to splurge on. Here’s my list that covers hair, skincare, makeup, grooming, and extras like self-tanning, and supplements. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you feel is splurge-worthy, and any tips you have to saving money when it comes to your beauty regime. Hair Care HaircutsRead More →