Gen. Beauty 2016 COMPLETE Photo Haul

Hello lovelies, as promised, I took photos of all the great products I received and bought at Gen Beauty. The video haul on YouTube is up and ready, find it here! Some of the shots were a bit washed out, so I took pictures of every product just in case you want a closer look.


DIY lace braletter

DIY Lace Bralette

Come on, you’ve seen them worn in many cute ways. Or just worn. AND in many cute forms! BUT have you considered making your own to save some money or to create them in your size? (more…)


OFRA Lipstick Worth $20? We’ll Let You Know.

If you’re a makeup lover like me, you can never have too many liquid lipsticks. There’s pros and cons to almost all liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, the OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks being one of them.


Blog Lovin

What’s the dealio with Blog Lovin’?

Our Beauty writer Ashley has convinced me that it would be a great idea to connect That LA Writer to Blog Lovin’. She said it would be an easy way to get more traffic to the website. Before our talk I had never even heard of Blog Lovin’. Of course, before I signed us up last night I did some research. (more…)


DIY Lucky Origami Stars

About six years ago I took an adventure through China Town in LA and came across a small store that had a jar of cute paper stars. The lady behind the table noticed my interested and told me about them. I remember her telling me a story about them, she showed me the package of paper strips to make them, and then showed me personally how to make them. (more…)


Saturday Styles in LA 1/23

It will be a lovely 66º here in Los Angeles, but hey! It’s California so there is a chance that it could actually get warmer by the middle of the day. (more…)


DIY Dandelion Paperweight

See that yellow flowered weed that is growing in your yard? One day it’ll burst into a silly looking, white dandelion seed head. You’ll either stomp on it, cut it out, or have the same mentality as I do about them. That dandelion means something to someone like me. When I was younger I was told that they make wishes come true. Close your eyes, whisper a wish into the seeds, then blow them into the air.



Saturday Styles in LA 1/16

I am loving this cold weather in Southern California. Today Los Angeles will be a lovely, yet chilly 66º! That means keep your cool weather clothing out longer and continue those cute layered outfits. (more…)


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm as a Primer? Yay or Nay?

So a few months ago, Nikki Tutorials started a trend by using the Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer. YouTubers, MUAs and makeup fanatics have tried and gushed over this amazing $6 product, that’s proved to be better than some top makeup primers ranging at $30+. But, is this shave balm for everyone?


Moisturizing Winter Facial

After royally stuffing my face over the holidays- reaching for extra dessert, chugging apple cider instead of water and enjoying Christmas cookies for breakfast, my belly was satisfied, but my complexion wasn’t. I felt a few budding, uninvited guests making camp on my chin. In a panic, I reached for a Tony Moly beauty mask and drew a warm bath.