Generation Beauty 2016 Mini Recap

Generation Beauty was a blast this weekend. It was held in a large white tent atop the L.A. Live parking structure in downtown Los Angeles and featured many top names in beauty and beauty blogging. It was the best place to chat with fellow makeup lovers and, of course, attain more makeup. There was makeup there for sale, but there were even more freebies.



Friday the 13th, again

Happy Friday the 13th, again. We forgot to post about it last month but since it’s back again… I guess we can talk about it now. Also, don’t forget that it won’t be back again until November!

Well… for those of you who are superstitious and believe in today. I wish you good luck. To all else, go get a Friday the 13th Tattoo! I am! Check mine out on my Instagram @_jessiiikuhh ♡

Did you know that being afraid of the number 13 has a name? It’s triskadekaphobia. If you’re afraid of Friday the 13th you have paraskevidekatriaphobia!


International Women’s Day

The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinem


The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.
However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.
GoogleAnnually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.


Today, remember the struggles that women went through for you to be where you are today. Celebrate the equality women have and inequality that we still encountering today. Ladies, work hard, not just today but every day. You don’t have to make a difference in the world but make a difference in your life. Celebrate your wins and the struggles that you have gone through. I know we all struggle in our own way. Don’t let anyone tear you down. Stand up for yourself and be the strong woman you are!

National Hugging Day

Come on, I know you like my silly unofficial holidays!
Today is National Hugging Day and I know you want to celebrate it!

Let me start- here is a cyber hug from me to you!


National Hugging Day was started in 1986 by Kevin Zaborney in Michigan. It is recognized as a day to encourage hugging amongst friends and family. If you want to hug a stranger, ask first! provides some ideas on how to celebrate today: create a hugging chain, hold a hug-a-thon, break the guiness world record for hugging, or substitute hand shaking for hugging.

They also have some different forms of hugging for you to choose from: Back to Front Hug, Bear Hug, the Cheek Hug, the Side to Side Huge, and the Heart Centered Hug. Visit their website to read about the different hugs!

Fun Facts about HUGS ♡

• It is recommended that EIGHT hugs a day will make you happier

• Hugs can lower the risk of heart disease, can reduce stress, fight fatigue, boost your immune system, fight infections, and ease depression.

• The average person spends an hour a month hugging

IQ development is delayed in children who do not receive hugs

• A brief hug with a romantic partner is equivalent to 10 minutes of hand holding

• People crave 13 hugs a day- but don’t always receive them

• A hug normally lasts 9.5 seconds

• Hugs teach us how to give and receive

• Hugging relaxes muscles

• Hugs connect you with your heart and your feelings

So, with that being said- hug someone today!
Share the love and the happiness.
Happy National Hugging Day ♡

This Week in LA 1/19 – 1/22

Needs some ideas for your free time this week?
Here are some events going on this week in Los Angeles!



Snow Flower Ice One Year Anniversary (10% off your order!)


Dirty Birdie Story Hour





Queer of Hearts – Speed Dating for Lesbian & Bi Women



10th Annual Focus on Female Directors


NEW Harry Potter Collection at the Hollywood Museum



LA Art Show 20 Year Anniversary


photo la | The 24th Annual International LA Photographic Art Exposition

Check back here Friday morning for events this weekend! ♡

House Plant Appreciation Day

Yes, I love these silly unofficial holidays. Today is House Plant Appreciation Day and it is in celebration of house plants around the world. House plants can be used for therapy and can also be training for a future pet adoption!

Consider these three plants that are hard to kill and are air-purifiers

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)


Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)


Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)


This Week in LA

Hey guys, Happy Monday!

This week in Los Angeles there are tons of awesome things to do. Below are just SOME of things that are going on in LA. Hope you enjoy ♡



Pershing Square Ice Rink


Around Impressionism LACMA tour



Full Moon Yoga & Gong Meditation


Now That’s What I Call Burlesque! Vol. 2



Andy Warhol: Shadows Exhibit


People’s Choice Awards 2015 (Tickets still available!)



Downtown LA Art Walk


Comedy Smash the New Year

Stay tuned, Friday morning I will post events for Fri-Sun ♡

Festival of Sleep Day


Yes, it is a real thing. I envy you if you’re still asleep or at least still in bed right now. Festival of Sleep Day was created for those who need some extra sleep after the holidays. Though it is not a official holiday, I am sure many people celebrate it. I wish it was an official holiday and I’m sure many of you wish it was too! Especially those who are at work already.

So, if you’re sleeping… enjoy your sleep, if you’re just waking up… Good morning sunshine! If you’re at work… I’m sorry.

Happy Festival of Sleep Day!

Jessica ♡

Happy Hanukkah!

That LA Writer Menorah

Good afternoon readers, I hope you are having a good Tuesday.
Happy first day of Hanukkah to those who celebrate!

Hanukkah/ Chanukuh/ Festival of Lights

These eight days are to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt, lead by Judah Maccabee, against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC. It was believed that there was only enough consecrated oil to last one day, but to their surprise it lasted eight days. That is why this celebration is observed for that period of time. Hanukkah is also to remember the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom and the survival of their religion.

32nd Annual Long Beach Parade of Lights


The parade route will begin outside Shoreline Marina, move toward Island White, circle near the beach, move into and through Shoreline Marina and on to Rainbow Harbor past Parker’s Lighthouse Restaurant, Pine Avenue Pier, Gladstone’s departing Rainbow Harbor passing by the Queen Mary. Best viewing will be in Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor and from the Queen Mary. The public is invited to participate as a spectator or by entering a boat in the parade. The parade is presented by Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach but is open to all participants. Club membership is not a requirement.

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Where: 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr
Long Beach, CA 90802
Admission: Free