You Can Show Your Self-Love with Bum-Love

We’ve all seen the ‘itsy’ bikini bottoms originally sold by Victoria’s Secret or virtually anything designed by BoutineLA because obviously, “Victoria’s Secret ain’t a secret no more” (Florida Georgia Line, you ladies and gents). We see how bikini bottom trends lie resembling a waterproof thong, at least this year.

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35 Blush-Inspired, Completely Fire Songs to Hype Up Your Workout

You may or may not have noticed, but this blushed-up shade of pink is so very in (yay!) and all over the beautiful internet world. Whether caught in Pinterest or fashion mags, it’s here and it’s staying! It just speaks to my aesthetic- it’s warm, kind, but bold (coming from someone who once would only wear gray) enough to change your mood. It inspires, it’s trendy, and it’s a big hit- and speaking of this trend, this […]

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Confidence is Kind 

It’s a funny word- it’s tinier than small, it’s always there to catch you in the moment that you fall. It’s helpful but it’s deadly- when used by those who are truly cowards, hidden under loads of layers, somehow boasting heaps of might and power. It’s something turned from humility to louder, louder, LOUDER. It’s a simple tune with many melodies, they’re often portrayed wrong- like a strutting songbird’s repetitious tune, he loves and loves […]

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Birthdays and Birthmoms: what I wish she knew

Today I turn 20. Just one more year to add to my short stack, right? Well, now that I think about it… not really. Birthdays are something that everyone defines in their own unique way- some have family traditions, customs, rites of passage- you name it. Some people are more passive about celebrations while others, well let’s just say they going gorillas, huh. But to me, big days (especially birthdays) are an enormous deal.  I […]

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The Forgotten Part of Getting Fit

Just do it. The iconic slogan of Nike is applicable to so much more than just sports. Its messages could be interpreted in so many different ways: each person has the ability to apply it to their own life by their own application. That’s why it’s successful as an athletic brand, too. If you’ve been considering running, well then just do it. That’s all fine and dandy- getting up and off the couch is a fantastic […]

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The Stories that Stretch Marks Tell

It all started in the ninth grade when my arms began to grow at an alarming rate, closely followed by an equally obnoxious growth in my legs. I spent countless nights losing sleep as the stretching pains shot through my muscles to the bone- leaving post-puberty me with awkwardly long arms and legs and a pretty short torso. Not to mention, I towered over most of my Asian acquaintances and I felt like I stuck […]

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I Stand with Femininity, not Feminists.

Woah, there. Yes- I said “femininity, not feminists”. But to understand why, let’s just start here. Sometimes I wake up and roll out of bed to groggily stick a tooth brush in my mouth ASAP. Just as the electric spin rattles my brain awake, I always find myself staring into my reflection. Now, this isn’t a poetic, emotional journey like it is in Mulan- instead it’s a “who are you” with a snarky sideways glance […]

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100 Ways to Survive the School Year

It’s closing in on the time of the year when college kids begin to flock back to campus after a summer of friends, fun, and far-away adventures. And, just like New Year’s resolutions, most of us resolve to change something for the imminent school year- hopefully, this list inspires you too.

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I Tried Modeling & Here’s What I Learned

Ever since I was a young princess (at least, to my dad) I had this irrational dream of making a career out of modeling. I was (as are most children, I believe) told from a young age that I’m strikingly beautiful given whatever synonymous variation of choice. So, I believed that I had an actual shot at being a supermodel- a fanciful dream, as my mother would say, considering ‘how much skin they show’ and […]

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