Banff National Park: Travel Diary 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m back and sheeesh it has been a WHILE! Today I want to share with you a very special trip I went on with my family a couple of weeks ago, Banff National Park in Canada! I also visited Jasper and Yoho National Park, which are very close to Banff, but most of my adventures were in Banff National Park. There was so much beauty in this trip, so I will just be sharing the highlights. If you want to see more of the amazing sights, I suggest taking a trip to see it in person, right in front of you. It truly is an experience you will never forget.

 

We actually flew from California to Calgary, a large city about three hours away from Banff. The view going from Calgary to Banff was a little preview of the wonders we were going to see inside the park. I mean just look at this!

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Canada is so pretty!

After finally getting inside the park, we go on a moderate, yet rewarding hike, and saw some of the beautiful waters Banff is famous for. This is called Grassi Lake Hike, and I definitely recommend it because, in addition to this stunning view, you will also see waterfalls, creeks, and other lakes on the way up to the final destination.

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The view at the top was only one of the many attractions on this hike!

Then, after going on a couple other hikes, we went to the iconic Johnston Canyon. I hear that it can get quite crowded during the day, but I went around seven at night, and it was raining pretty hard so we got the canyon mostly too ourselves. The trail is nicely kept up and is built so you can see the water in the canyon very well. Water falls, rocks, and creeks of crystal blue flow through the canyon and make a beautiful sight!

But perhaps the best part of this canyon is the secret cave, pictured below.

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Johnston Canyon’s “secret” cave

This is the most captured spot in the canyon so I’m not sure if it is even a secret anymore, but stunning nevertheless. After you reach lower falls, you have to go off trail sometime to get to lower ground, and eventually the cave. YOU HAVE TO GO OFF TRAIL. We were confused and actually missed I think where a lot of people usually access this because we thought there was a trail leading to it. Well there is a mud trail, but not a paved, obvious trail. There are many ways you can come down here though and we found a small muddy and slippery passageway and made it to this cave. So stunning.

The next morning we showed up to Lake Louise at around 10 in the morning and got parking. This is an extremely rare circumstance, as in general, parking spots are VERY hard to come by after 7 in the morning, but since it was raining, we were able to find a parking spot, no sweat. Here is the amazing Lake Louise. Iconic, and totally deservingly so.

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Even on a rainy day, Lake Louise is a beautiful teal and crystal clear.

From Lake Louise, you can walk up a tough, but again, very rewarding trail to Lake Agnes. The walk was pretty muddy and took about two hours to get up, but we were met with this stunning view which is supposed to look even better in clear weather. The magnificent glaciers surrounding the lake and the reflections, dancing on the surface, make the whole walk worth it. It even has a little (always busy) teahouse, with everything hiked up each day. It is very cozy, and offers every type of tea you can think of and simple sandwiches, pastries, and soups. I really recommend going up to Lake Agnes because it is simply so beautiful and remarkable.

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Lake Agnes, one of my personal favorites!

After we ate at the teahouse and descended down to Lake Louise, we walked around the lake to admire it from every view. I recommend taking time at this iconic lake instead of just snapping a picture and going. Read about its origins and history, take a scenic hike, and access other lakes. You can honestly spend a whole day at Lake Louise if you take advantage of all its trails and its beauty.

Another beautiful and well-known lake was visited by us later that day. We went to the equally gorgeous Lake Moraine! This lake is deeper in color, a little smaller, and low-key, and super picturesque. I definitely recommend stopping by, and even maybe canoeing in it as it’s slightly less expensive than Lake Louise and such a pretty deep blue.

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me @ Lake Moraine

The next day, we saw about a dozen more lakes, each more beautiful than the next!

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Lake Minnewanka
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cascade Pond: SO PRETTY!! it’s small but worth seeing

We also visited the cozy Banff town. This is a really nice town, featuring high-end stores like Lululemon and Patagonia which I find pretty remarkable in a National Park. There is a ton of variety of restaurants, but be prepared to wait as there are usually a lot of hungry visitors. A cool place to stop by at is Cow’s Creamery an ice cream shop, full of quirky cow inspired flavors (ex: Moo York Cheesecake and Cowconut Cream Pie)! I went there twice during my time in Banff because it was so good!

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Going into one of the other National Parks I visited, Yoho National Park, we went on an all day hike to Lake O’Hara! This is a hidden gem, and would literally be the next Lake Louise if it wasn’t so inaccessible. You have to book tickets to the shuttle that take you to the base of Lake O’Hara months in advance and they sell out seconds after they go live. The alternative is walking 11 km. And that’s what my family did. We walked the boring, easy, but long hike there. However, the real fun does not start until you get out of the base. From the bottom, we walked 4 more uphill kilometers, reaching this beautiful birds eye view of the Lake O’Hara!

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We went up to a higher lookout, but this is a good view of the lakes when we were about halfway up!

We also were able to see the stunning Lake Oberlin after hiking up a little further!

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Snow, glaciers, and ice surrounded our trail as we made our way up to this pristine lake!

Lake O’Hara was one of the best experiences I’ve had. If you are moderately active and want to see this wonderful lake, I would suggest doing it, even if you have to walk the 11 km! It’s worth it and you feel like you’ve conquered a mountain after you’ve completed your 20 km total hike and hitch the shuttle back! (You can usually get a ride back even if you have not bought tickets in advance so bring some cash)

Another great lake we saw was Emerald lake, which is close to Lake O’Hara and great to visit if you don’t want to hike the long trail.

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Moving on to Jasper National park, also pretty close to Banff. We saw many more sights, wildlife (three bears, a couple dozen cow elk, and a ton of bugs), and even did a star gazing event (cool, but don’t expect seeing a sky full of stars in the summer, when it barely even gets dark).

We went canoeing in Jasper, on top of the cool, crisp water, and surrounded by huge mountains.

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Me and my sis having a fun time-jk my mom forced us to take this pic.

We also visited Lake Maligne, Jasper’s “Lake Louise.” We went on a boat cruise to Spirit Island, a remote and sacred peninsula. This is actually the place where Jasper got its fame. It is stunning and the boat ride there was relaxing and informative thanks to our guide!

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Spirit Island in Maligne Lake!

Our time in Jasper was short but wonderous, visiting numerous lakes, hiking on interesting trails, and getting about a thousand mosquito bites. I have much more pictures but really then I would have to show you my whole camera roll of 1,000 pictures from this trip.

The drive from Jasper to Banff, or the Icefield Parkway Drive is one of the most spectacular scenic drives of all time. I personally really enjoyed it and seeing its diverse sights. One of the coolest things I saw on this drive was the Athabasca Glacier, a real life, glacier, majestic and glorious right in front of me. Pretty sick. you can even drive up there, like on the glacier, but it’s kind of terrible to do so and melt this natural wonder with the gas from your car and the heat from your body.

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SO COOL. LIKE SO COOL.

Another cool thing we did, was we hiked the Parker Ridge Trail. This was one of my favorite if not MY FAVORITE hike we went on this whole trip. Moderate level, with views the whole way up! We even saw some wild sheep!

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My lovely family. Peep the huge glacier in the back!

Finally, one of the last Lakes we visited was Peyto Lake. A crazy blue lake, that looks almost unreal! The best view of the lake is if you walk through the loop trail but then break out to get closer to the lake. This is a more private and peaceful lookout of this beautiful body of water!

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No filter or editing, it’s just this blue!

 

There were so many more fun things that we did and saw, this is just a sampler of Banff National park and its surrounding wonders! I really loved this trip and enjoyed all the beautiful hikes, and stunning waters. The only thing I have to say is: “Come see it for yourself one day!”

xoxo,

californiangirl

 

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why I QUIT my dance team.

hi readers,

Today I’m going to tell y’all about my experience dancing competitively and why I decided to finally quit. It’s been a long journey and I can’t wait to share.

Dance has always been such a huge part of my life. I’ve danced since I was four years old and grew up wearing tutus and tights, dreaming of being a ballerina in a big company. In six grade, my passion peaked, me going to another studio in addition to my home studio to start pointe work and also the year I started dance team. It was my home studio’s first time having a competitive program and I joined it, making it on the mini team. That first year was golden. I was in one dance, a sweet lyrical piece and it wasn’t hectic or even that much commitment, while I still got the “team experience.” Since it was just year one I wasn’t super close with the girls but I started to make friends. There was zero drama because there were only group dances, no solos, duets etc, and they were small groups so everyone felt included and important in each dance.

Year 2, I quit the other studio and focused more on team. Now I was in two dances, a small team and line dance. That was also the year I started my blog and started to post on this blog about my experiences. I’ll link some of my dance posts at the end. Anyway there started to be a tad bit of competitiveness building up as in our dance, there seemed to be some more featured moments and I started to feel like I was sinking into the background. In line there were leads and I wasn’t one of them. I started to feel badly about myself.

Year 3, I was barely cast in any pieces compared to my friends. I was sad since I was in no small groups but was uplifted since I was a lead in line team. Finally I wasn’t just one of the kids in the back. By then I was growing closer to my teammates. I really enjoyed the “team” part of team as I felt like I had a friend group. I looked forward to dance every day. This was also the year that this girl “M” was getting the most featured. Since the first year she was already the teacher’s favorite but this year… oh my goodness. She was in a duet with my friend “A” There was a very specific and strict rule that only fi you were a junior or older, then you could compete a solo. No exceptions. But when “A” had to leave because of her anxiety, our teacher let “M” compete a solo at age 12. This was a huge controversy as our teacher just broke her own rule. “M” was an exception, she was special, and above us. She had a solo. Our teacher began to brag as she won at numerous competitions even lying on social media that she won first when she really won second, to a folk dance (,our teacher said folk dance was not an actual type of dance *eye roll).  This favoritism made team less enjoyable. Our teacher also made a new rule that if you get a scholarship at a convention you get a solo no matter the age.”M” was the only one in our division to get a scholarship. Many girls cried because even though they tried their best, they didn’t get noticed. and while I was working hard, it seemed like all the attention was on M. I kind of knew I wouldn’t get a scholarship so wasn’t too affected because I got a call back during the audition so I felt happy that I was somehow noticed though not completely.

Then this year. I was in a small group dance, large group, duet, and got thrown into a trio last-minute. This was when all the drama really happened. The pain and sadness broke out into a terrible moment and I almost decided to quit dance completely. But let’s go back. The small group dance was contemporary number that I hated from the start. Why? because “M” was clearly the lead. The rest of us stood in the back doing gestures while “M” got to turn and leap and roll. This dance made me so angry because I knew I could do all the things she did, I was just not given the opportunity. It was all about “M” once again and it really annoyed me. I was just a background dancer in the shadows of her.

I was also thrown into a trio last-minute after a girl got kicked off. This lyrical trio strongly featured me and I worked hard on it. We competed against “M”‘s duet with a girl named “S.” And we beat them to everyone, including our teacher’s surprise. We beat the stars and the favorite. But instead of people congratulating us, people didn’t really mention it. It was like everyone refused to believe that “M” could be beaten. Fast forward to our last competition. Our teacher put “M”‘s duet in the highest division, Advanced, and our trio into the lowest “Novice.” This made me so mad since we beat them and I worked just as hard as them, yet she thought were still much below them. I approached her about it and she just gave me excuse after excuse. I realized she just didn’t believe in us. This was so discouraging. So discouraging. (BTW: the trio got 1st place and the duet got 4th, out of 4 people). The feeling that our own teacher didn’t believe in us and expect us to do well made me feel worthless and beaten down.

The scholarship=solo rule still was put into play and this year I really wanted a scholarship. I worked the hardest I’d ever worked. Yet I still didn’t get a scholarship. But “M” did, and so did some of my other friends this time. I went home crying, the longest and most terrible cry I had ever had. I sobbed the whole way home feeling like a loser and terrible dancer. I was done with dance. I thought everyone wasn’t worth it, that I would never win or succeed.

The bad experience I had this year along with school commitments and the crazy amount of money competitive dance takes, caused me to quit. This was no easy decision as I was so close with all the girls and I truly will miss the team bonding, cheering, and competition memories. I know I will feel left out as the girls wear their team jackets and start to make inside jokes without me. But it was the right choice. I look back on these years and the pain, anger, and sadness I felt. I felt beaten down and worthless from my competitive experience and extreme favoritism. I felt that my hard work was for nothing, that my teacher didn’t care for me. I wasted several hours practicing for a dance that I was a mere background dancer for. I almost quit dance because of one convention, a supposedly fun and enjoyable learning experience. My passion was destroyed because of team.

I think if you aren’t happy somewhere then you just need to leave or at  least take a break. And that’s exactly what I did. When I emailed my dance teacher saying I wouldn’t be back next season, you don’t understand how FREE I felt. As free as a bird. I will continue to dance and work hard because even though I’m not competing I will still strive to be the best I can be.
Thanks for reading,

californiangirl

some dance posts:

Rainbow Dance Competition… what a weekend

JUMP Convention part 1- Friday

The Dance Winter Performance//my experience

KAR DANCE COMPETITION: a tough start to the competition season

dealing with failure//wanting to quit dance?

Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Freshman Year of High School

hi readers

Wow it’s been a while. Yep a couple of months off this blog and I’m finally back! School, which has sucked up sooo much of my time finally got out, and it’s finally sweet sweet summer meaning I get to update on this blog much more. I’m excited about the new posts I’ll be doing and being able to update y’all more about my life, adventures, and the insight I’ve gotten out of my crazy world. This year was my freshman year of high school and it was definitely an adventure. I feel like I’ve changed so much and grown from all the experiences both stressful and exciting throughout the year. here are some of the lessons I’ve taken out from this year that hopefully will help all of you incoming freshman and those who are still in high school right now, finding your place in the world:

 

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1. making friends may be hard at first but if you are genuine and kind, people will want to be friends with you.

As a shy person, I was excited to try to break out of my shell this year and make new friends. In the beginning of the year, I tried too hard to be this trendy outgoing person and it… got me nowhere. After a while, I realized making friends doesn’t mean being a new person. I started being more bubbly yet laid back, and started my iconic thing of hugging everyone and using the word “cackle.” I’m so happy to say that I’ve made so many friends of all different friend groups. I’m not the most popular girl in the school but I have made so many friends that I love so much! So lesson: be yourself (and also friendly) and the friends will come!

2. You will fail (and that’s ok)

High school has downs and ups. As a perfectionist it took a while to realize doing awful on a test, messing up on something important, etc is bound to happen. No matter how hard to try you will fail. And that’s ok. Getting a C on your math test isn’t the end of the world. This year I struggled a lot with math. High school math moved faster and the teacher wasn’t great and understanding like my middle school teachers. I bombed a couple tests, which left me feeling terrible but I made it out of the class, getting one of the highest score on the final in the class! The failures on my math tests motivated me to work harder and it paid off. Failing isn’t the end of the world, you’ll live from one F on a test.

3. Don’t judge someone before you meet them

There’s a girl who has a reputation for being a fake b*tch. That’s the only way I can put it, lol didn’t mean to be so harsh. So because of others’ opinions, I tried to stay away from her. But I ended up befriending her and realized all those rumors are definitely untrue. She is so sweet and kind. So don’t judge people. BE OPEN. Get to know someone before you listen to the gossip!

4. Take a chance, you might surprise yourself

This year, I almost did not try out for ASB (associate student body) or pretty much the team of people who run all the events of the school. I knew that it was extremely hard to get into ASB as there was a two round interview process, a length application form, and to be honest I just thought I wasn’t going to make it in. Out fo the 100+ applicants only about 20-30 are accepted each year. The other people applying were more outgoing, exciting and experienced… I thought. But I decided to try-the best choice in my life. I made round 1, then was accepted in as a new member of Human Relations, my top choice commission. I’m so excited to work on new projects such as a school garden, more dogs in the quad, save the bees, and helping students who are struggling financially!

5. Don’t be afraid to try something new

Don’t be afraid to try a new club, meet a new friend, explore a new class in depth. Go outside of your comfort zone. You only get to go through high school once so why not make the best of it. Freshman year is a great time to try a little bit of everything on campus and find yourself and your passions. Make it through high school with absolutely no regrets.

 

Thank you for reading!

-californiangirl

 

 

my fashion wishlist!!

hi readers,

Okay so just realized that I haven’t been shopping in THE LONGEST TIME EVER. My wardrobe is seriously outdated and not really what I want my style to be like. I feel like I used to have a preppy, classy look but I’m totally digging the retro, chill, hipster look right now. So this month, I’m going to go shopping and hopefully get some new clothing items. Here are some things I definitely want to add to my closet.

1. oversized corduroy jacket

These are super cute and have such a nice vibe if that makes sense. I also need more cute jackets and outerwear since, even though it’s spring, the weather is still pretty chilly. A corduroy jacket is a cute alternative to the more basic denim jacket.

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2. vintage jeans

I need some new jeans. Some comfortable thrifted jeans are definetly on my wishlist since I’m trying to go for a more “hipster” vibe. All of my jeans are really tight and polished so I want to change them up with faded, looser jeans.Womens Clothes LEVIS 560 loose fit tapered leg faded jeans size W33 L32 PFLTJKPNWM.jpg

3. bright windbreaker

Because of the warmish spring weather, a cute windbreaker is definitely on my wishlist. To spice it up, one with bright colors would be super rad to rock over a plain top and leggings

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4. collared shirts

Okay even though I said I would be moving away from the preppy look, I still love collared shirts because they are so classy and versatile. They would great under a comfy sweater, out on top of white jeans, and even this awesome cropped one over a skirt or shorts.

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5. vintage tees

Now that summer is approaching, it’s time for tee shirts. I’m super excited to go to a thrift  shop and see what crazy, vintage stuff I find.

 

That’s it for my fashion wish list! Le me know what things you want to add to YOUR wish list in the comments below!

xoxo,

californiangirl

dealing with failure//wanting to quit dance?

hi readers,

Last weekend I went to Velocity Dance Convention, which almost made me want to quit dance. Wait let me slow down for a second, a dance convention is where you take classes by master teachers the whole weekend. They are supposed to be a fun learning experience, where you can learn other styles you aren’t used to and take from amazing choreographers. But there is one part of the convention that isn’t so fun: the audition. Most conventions, including Velocity have an audition. You learn a combination and perform it in small groups in front of some teachers. If you do well, you get a callback and are usually awarded a scholarship to their convention next year.

I’ve never gotten a scholarship before, but received a callback last year. I went into this year excited, hoping i would be able to get another callback and get a scholarship. There was extra pressure since our teacher said that who ever got a scholarship would also be awarded a solo at our studio next year for competition. With those stakes raised, everyone was extra nervous. Including me. I worked so hard in every class and when the audition came, I was the most focused I’ve ever been, listening to every word the teacher said, practicing on the side. I was confident and thought I did well when it came to the audition, feeling like the teachers were looking at me. I stood proudly as they began to call out the numbers for callbacks. They started talking, number 103, 106, 109, 120, 132.. I spaced out for a second and before I knew it I heard 267, a girl from my studio’s number. I looked down at my number 265. I will never truly know if they called my number or not, but I am pretty sure they did not.

Flash forward to the presentation of scholarships. That girl who got a callback got a scholarship. One of my best friends got a ballet evolving artists scholarship, which made me confused and upset since I worked so hard in ballet and thought it was my strongest style. Some of my younger friends who I knew didn’t work as hard or put in as much time as me got scholarships. I walked to the car with my mom and once we were inside, I let it all out. the anger, pain, and disappointment.

I cried the whole car ride back and didn’t stop until I laid in my bed for an hour sobbing.

I felt like a loser, not good enough. Even though I tried my best I got nothing. Was it worth all the normal life experiences I’ve missed, all the sweat and pain and injuries? Was dance worth it when I couldn’t even get a scholarship?

I woke up the next day with a sprained back. Because of this injury I couldn’t go to dance and had time to reflect. And I realized 3 things:  1. I really wanted to go back to dance. I missed it. I realized that I loved dance.  2. I also realized that this scholarship was just an opinion. those teachers didn’t know the hard work I was constantly put in, the countless problems I had that I had to overcome. they only had a brief look at me which was not enough to judge my dancing ability and work ethic. The scholarships really were just an opinion.  3. I also realized I needed to work hard and show my teachers that even though I didn’t get a scholarship, I’m still a great dancer and can still be better than  some of the scholarship winners. I need to keep working hard because eventually someone will notice me, through an audition or elsewhere.

Once I recover from my injury I’m going to get back on my feet and show that even though I didn’t get a scholarship I can still be the best dancer that I can be and show perseverance. Maybe it’s time to cut down on dance since I will never be able to become a professional but I love it. And I always will.

 

Well that was a long rant/storytime but thanks for reading! Also, since it’s spring break, expect another post or two coming your way!!

xoxo,

californiangirl

 

 

my daily body and skincare routine//my favorite products

hi readers,

It’s californiangirl back with a new post! Today I wanted to share with you’ll my updated body/skin routine, aka some of my favorite skin care products and how to use them. I have medium oily, combination skin, that doesn’t break out too often but can sometimes. Here is my daily body and skin routine!

 

FOR THE FACE

1. grapefruit oil free acne wash by neturogena

I love this face wash because it first of all smells delicious and wakes me up, and two it is really refreshing and helps tone down my oily skin and prevent breakouts!

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2. cetaphil moisturizer

Next thing you gotta do is moisturize. My favorite one is the cetaphil moisturizer because it is super-duper light but also moisturizing. I don’t like the moisturizers that are super heavy for my oily skin so this one is perfect for my skin and keeping me moisturized

3. mario badescu facial spray

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This is my favorite facial spray of all times and it keeps me and my skin refreshed! I think I’ve mentioned this before on my blog showing how much I love and appreciate this product.

4. ocean salt facial and body scrub/mask

Once a week I will use the product Ocean Salt from Lush to exfoliate my skin. This product is kind of rough on my face so I can only use it once a week. It kind of stings for me since I have sensitive skin but it really helps exfoliate and smells good too. I also do a mask once a week. There is this charcoal mask I’ve been loving from Organik Botanik, (you can pick this up from Marshalls/TJ Max) and I also love cupcake from Lush.

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FOR THE BODY

Now onto what I use for my body! I have a bit of bacne (Back Acne) but have pretty “normal” skin. These are the products I use to keep my body moisturized and feelin nice.

1. soap and glory body wash

OMG I love this body wash so so so much! It smells delicious and also is super moisturizing. Afterwards I sometimes don’t even use a body moisturizer since it has a built in lotion and makes my skin so soft!tumblr_mbrhvpRC0P1r2y12r.jpg

*Quick Tip: for my bacne, I put this on a loofah and make large suds as well as exfoliate my back with it!*

2. rose jam shower gel

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Another one of my favorite body washes that I am currently using quite a bit is Rose Jam from Lush, which smells absolutely delectable, like honey and roses. This is a bit pricey, but totally worth it in my opinion. Also it is a thick texture, a little goes a long way when using it.

3. Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Also from Lush and sharing the same scent of Rose Jam, this is something a little bit different. It’s a body conditioner, used the same way as a hair conditioner but on your body. Put a thin layer all over your body, then gently rinse off. I use this with Rose Jam as a special treat as it leaves me not only smelling amazing but also my skin silky smooth.

4. aloe vera

If my skin is feeling nasty and dry (i.e.: I’m sunburnt) I love using Aloe Vera gel to heal it. This feels really cooling and great for creating more refreshed skin.

5. soap and glory body lotionsoap-glory-righteous-butter-890.jpgSharing the same scent as its body wash counterpart, this lotion is so moisturizing and absolutely amazing! I love it so much and use after my shower for smoothing my skin!

 

And that’s my skincare routine! I hope you enjoyed this post and please let me know in the comments what skincare products you’ve been digging this month!

xoxo,

calforniangirl

 

These Songs are my Jam: march playlist 2018!!

Dear Readers,

Happy March! Today is March 4, and I’m going to start a new section of my blog, my playlists for each month, all the songs I’ve been jammin’ to recently and that maybe you’ll enjoy too. I know a ton of YouTubers do this as well as they drive around and whatever so I decided to give it a try. So let’s just get into the playlist!

On spotify, recently I have started to make playlists for each month. This month is “march moves n grooves.” I really like doing this because it can show the development in your music taste and what you have been enjoying recently. A lot of these songs are from February playlist “february fun times” since the month has just started and I usually add songs throughout the month. I guess this is technically not my “march playlist” and more of my march+february+whateverelseI’mlisteningto playlist

 

  1. Breathe Me by Sia
    I love this song a lot at this moment, we were warming up to this during dance and OMG it was my jam. This song makes me feel like a rock star which you might not get when you listen to the beginning but there are some parts have these drums in the back and they are my jam.https://open.spotify.com/track/7jqzZyJJLrpkRFYGpkqSK6
  2. COPYCAT by Billie Ellish, Sofi Turkker remix
    Ya girl has just jumped on the Billie Ellish train. I’ve heard about her and her amazing music for a long time but just started listening. This is kind of a darker song of hers and this remix is my favorite. At first I just accidentally clicked on this remix trying to find the original song but I really dig it.https://open.spotify.com/track/2njUxZ4151DWIrfIK3loFj
  3. Clumsy by Fergie
    This song is throwing it back to the early 2000s and has a nice techno vibe and a cute little bop (that probably made no sense lol). This song is also a vine which makes it even better, but I actually really like this song.https://open.spotify.com/track/50xeLNGKmskmYUSINhqvfa
  4. watch by Billie Ellish
    Another one of Billie Ellish’s songs on my list. This is the first B. E. song that I’ve ever listened too and what made me fall in love with her music. This song just makes me want to dance. And not like jam in the car dance, but like DANCE in an empty room, by myself and just move. I definitely recommend you listen to this, it’s one of my favorites on this playlist.https://open.spotify.com/track/7eB1V5LvAdxCc7brfGhRRo
  5. Obsession by Vice ft Jon BellionThis song makes me happy. Like really happy. This is one of those songs you can jam to in your car, bopping your head and waving your arms. And it’s impossible to listen to this song without smiling. Such an unlifting song that has a unique vibe.https://open.spotify.com/track/5pvVAwQbuFoR7LkcicrKnk 
  6. ur phone by boy pablo
    I found this song through emma chamberlain (oh btw shes such a queen please watch her vlogs!!). To be honest i feel like Emma’s taste in music usually does not line up with mine, but I actually like this song. It just makes me feel like I’m on a road trip and just driving by myself somewhere in the middle of nowhere passing by golden fields of weeds and cows. I don’t know, just a thought.
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1sdW5wGFuUB0A93EN7BhaL
  7. Dream A Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & PapasI love this song so much. Another oldie but goodie that you got to check out. If it sounds familiar, it is because it was in a winter Olympic ad this year I think.
    https://open.spotify.com/track/7ytqdjooPEAa97QSu6NUHS
  8. Prune, You Talk Funny by Gus Dapperton
    This song makes me feel like such a hipster. Like actually. It’s like I’m in one of those grainy movies and in one of those driving scenes, peacefully just chillin on the road by myself. (idk why, but a lot of songs remind me of road trips.) This song also has an old fashion vibrant vibe which I totally love!
    https://open.spotify.com/track/4a6r6d9mfcUQbOnrGf8jAV

 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment down below what your favorite songs are at the moment because I need to add more songs to my march playlist!

 

xoxo,

calforniangirl