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 →

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 →

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 →

An ideal autumn day for me is devoting a Sunday afternoon shopping for produce at one of the many Los Angeles farmers’ markets.

Now that summer is over, I have a few rituals that help get me ready for the upcoming season. Growing up on the East Coast, the day after Labor Day signaled the official start to fall (even though the calendar says it doesn’t begin until the end of September). It was a season met with foliage joyrides to the Berkshires, pumpkin picking at local farms, haunted houses and hayrides. It was also time to bring out the sweet smelling candles of apple and pumpkin spice. Here in L.A. I keep a lot of the same autumn traditions I had while I was growing up andRead 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 →

Blonde Hair Care For The Summer

It’s the time of the year when I start to get excited about cookouts, pool parties, outdoor movies, and bonfires on the beach. I switch my makeup and nail polish to lighter shades and go on a sundress and denim cutoffs shopping spree. With that comes a shift in my hairstyle. Each spring I head to the salon to have my blonde locks highlighted. The combination of a beachy blonde shade and a sun-kissed tan is something I look forward to every summer. I reached out to Los Angeles based hair stylist, Lauren Jones—the go-to for anything blonde—and asked her 12 often overlooked questions onRead 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 →