All posts tagged: Featured

San Francisco Recap

Hi, I recently got back from my trip to San Francisco on Sunday and it was nice to spend quality time with my sister, Jessica. The last time we were both there together was probably when I was 16 years old. I was there trying out for American Idol….seems like a lifetime ago. I planned this trip because I’ve never really done anything like that with my sister and wanted to share a new experience with her. We arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed at the cutest hotel right in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, The Palihotel. It definitely had that old rustic feel. The room itself was small yet adorable, and it had everything we needed for our two-day stay! The hotel even had its own restaurant with a lounging area for drinks and food – cocktail for two, please. After we had unpacked, we got ready for dinner! I had made reservations at the yummiest place I could find on Yelp. I chose Italian because who doesn’t love carbs, especially on vacation! …

Tips To Landing Collaborations

Hi Ladies, This has been a highly requested blog post, and I’m really excited to share my tips with you guys! Now, I just wanted to start out by saying that I’m not an expert BUT throughout the years, I have learned a few things along the way. A year ago, I purchased the Pitch It Perfect Program because I wanted to get better at pitching myself to brands. It’s been extremely useful and it’s given me a foundation on how to represent myself. I made the investment because I was tired of not having success when it came to landing collaborations. I use to get hurt and bothered when brands would say NO to me but I’ve learned that it’s okay and here’s why! You need to be consistent, persistent and have offer brands your unique take on things. No’s have allowed me to ask myself: What can I do better? How can I improve my pitch!? There’s nothing wrong with going back to the drawing board and learning from each conversation….because they will …

Let The Wedding Planning Begin.

Happy Wednesday, It’s been a while since I’ve written something on here! I always forget how much I really enjoy coming on this platform to connect with you guys at a much deeper level. Anyone else feel that way about blogs? As you may know, Matt and I just started planning our wedding. I personally feel like we’re behind on this whole process but I’m glad we’ve taken the time to really sit and think about what we wanted. For starters, Matt and I found our dream venue last Friday! It’s not your traditional venue but we are so happy with it because it has everything we need. It’s a beautiful home located in Thousand Oaks in a very secluded area which is ideal for a wedding. The backyard is spacious and has plenty of room for tables, chairs, a dance floor, DJ, and not to mention space for a bartender and a catering company. Why did you pick a house instead of a banquet hall? When we were shopping around for a venue we …

The Dynamic Trio

You may or may not know, but I’m obsessed with Honey Girl Organics! In fact, Honey Girl is my go-to brand for all things skincare. A few month ago, they sent me their stick trio, and I instantly fell in love. Their stick trio have been a real game-changer for me, and I just love how it makes my skin feel ❤ The set of three are the perfect travel sized pieces for any girl on the go. It’s one of the reasons why I took it on my trip to Thailand. Whether you’re going on a mini road trip or planning a two-week vacation, the trio sticks will keep your skin looking flawless. What exactly are the trio sticks? The stick trio are meant to nourish and protect your skin from everyday harm while giving you the love and care your skin needs. The trio sticks aim to protect, hydrate and provide a good primer for daily use. When do you use your trio sticks? In the morning, I’ll start by applying the H2GO …

My Skincare Routine | Beauty

Looking to kiss your old skin care products goodbye and say hello to radiant looking skin? Then you’ve come to the right place! I started using Honey Girl about three years ago. Funny story, I came across their products because my mom was using their eye cream and facial toner as her skincare routine. I got a little curious and started using it myself. I fell in love instantly. After that, I kept buying other products and fell even more in love with their skin care line. My skin has never looked or felt better. And although I have to thank my momma for my good skin, I knew I had to take good care of it and protect it. Think about it; we put our skin through a lot; from makeup to pollution in the air, our skin needs all the help it can get. Why not do it with safe products that were MADE to feed and preserve your beautiful skin. While cleaning out my makeup and skincare products, I knew I wanted …

How I Got Rhabdomyolysis

On May 29th, my boyfriend, his dad, and a few close friends decided we would do a workout at Crossfit Studio City. The WOD (Work Out of the Day) was dedicated to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. In remembrance of Lieutenant Murphy, the Crossfit community gets together every Memorial Day and completes one of the toughest workouts, known as, Murph. Murph 1 mile run 100 pulls ups 200 push-ups 300 air squats 1 mile run Post Murph: Tuesday morning, I woke up feeling a little sore but nothing out of the ordinary. I had done Murph three times in my life, so I knew it was common to feel some soreness after an intense workout. It wasn’t until Wednesday and Thursday when I noticed I wasn’t getting better and was beginning to feel sorer as the days progressed. I couldn’t sleep, and I was frustrated that I couldn’t bend my arms or even get myself dressed–Yes, it hurt that much! Matthew and I, even …