The Best of San Diego in Three Days or Less: Pacific Beach Pier

This has been, by far, the oddest summer I’ve ever lived through. As the world is still in a pandemic, international and even cross-country vacation plans are at a halt for most Americans. However, taking a day trip or weekend trip somewhere close by is the perfect alternative. The great thing about living in California is that we’re close to so many beautiful cities and coastal towns.  San Diego, my hometown, is the last county after Orange County and just north of the U.S./Mexico border. It’s about a two-hour drive from downtown Los Angeles, making it the ideal day trip or weekend escape. It’s breathtakinglyRead More →

10 Practical Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

Having an anxiety disorder can be characterized as persistently and excessively worrying about things like disasters, money, health, family, work or any situation where you’re expecting the worst case scenario. Dealing with anxiety is something everyone has to do from time to time. Some, like myself, experience this almost daily at a level where it can become unbearable. Many professionals find that most anxiety, whether mild or extreme, comes from uncertainty, the inability to control the unknown, and worrying to prevent negative events from occurring. I can definitely relate to this since most of mine is caused by the inability to control certain situations andRead More →

A List of 15 of Our Favorite Swimsuits for 2020

Things have changed dramatically and so many of us have had to make changes to our summer arrangements. You may have planned your dream vacay and ended up having to cancel it, or maybe you have been sitting at home for months and cabin fever kicked in long ago. Regardless of your situation, you can still enjoy the hot months by heading outside and cooling off by the water. Depending on what state you live in, beaches, pools, and lakes may be open for you to cool off in while socially distancing. We’ve curated a list of 15 of our favorite swimsuits for 2020. WeRead More →

15 Black-Owned Brands You Need To Know About

As protests are still going strong across the country, and even internationally, BLM is a powerful movement we all need to fight for. While there are so many resources out there to show your support, such as petitions, donation sites, and attending protests, supporting black-owned businesses is a long-standing way to do so. There are so many amazing brands out there whether it’s beauty, clothing, or lifestyle-centered, that don’t get as much publicity as they should. So, A Girl in LA is here to highlight 15 outstanding black-owned brands on the market that are quickly becoming our favorites! KNC Beauty is a unique brand thatRead 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 →

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 →