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Why I Dropped Out of College and Why It’s Okay to Fail

June 2012 – With my parents at my high school graduation

 

So last night I went to dinner with my manager to celebrate some…recent successes and wins. And I remember being so incredibly happy. Just feeling overwhelming happiness. Because last year, I was not in a good place.

Right now, I’m unbelievably happy. I’m making a living doing what I love, I’m booking acting gigs, I just signed with a great talent agent, and I’m adding incredible people to my team that all believe in me and my potential. This is an incredible feeling. But that’s not exactly why I’m happy. You see, everyone on social media only shows you what they want you to see. You’re only seeing everyone’s highlight reel. Because the truth is, real life is not that exceptional or positive all the time and no one wants to publicly admit failure. So if you never see negative images from other people, you start to compare your average life to someone’s highlight reel. That’s toxic and self-destructive. But why?

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Beauty Style Travel

Exploring Long Beach With Byrdie/Sephora

In case you missed the memo, I took over Byrdie Beauty‘s Snapchat account on Saturday and shared two of my favorite summer skincare essentials with SPF. Since it was such a beautiful day outside (as Long Beach usually is),…

Style

How to Style Denim Skirts

One of the worst fashion-related scenarios that I can think of, is buying a wardrobe piece but then not knowing how to style it. All that follows afterward is regret, buyer’s remorse, and low self-esteem because you can’t figure…

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MY ‘NO MAKEUP’ MAKEUP LOOK (NO FOUNDATION!)

Today, I’m going to show you how I do achieve my ‘no makeup’ makeup look that I’ve been doing for my everyday makeup routine these past few weeks. It’s glowy without looking oily (I have oily/combo skin!) and it’s…

Food & Culture Health

HEALTHY & VEGAN MEAL RECIPES

If you haven’t seen my latest What I Eat in a Day video, then go watch it right now immediately. What are you waiting for?! I made some really delicious health & vegan meals and the full recipes are…

Beauty Style

My March Favorites!

March went by like a bullet train. It was here, then it was gone. I had lots of awesome auditions & filmed some really cool projects including an episode of Speechless and a music video for Korean R&B artist…

Beauty

GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINT: THOUGHTS + SWATCHES

WHAT’S GOOD?! I’m back again with another first impressions video! This time I’m trying and swatching the new Glossier Cloud Paint–a new makeup product that just launched last week. The Glossier Cloud Paint is a blush that’s packaged in a…

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KOREAN SKINCARE HAUL + REVIEW

  The team over at Soko Glam & The Klog recently launched a new k-beauty box called “The Klog Box”! It contains $100+ worth of full-sized Korean beauty products. Watch the video above to hear what I think of each item! Click…

Style

HOW TO ALWAYS LOOK GOOD!

  I like to dress for comfort. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t look good while doing it. Sometimes, you can just make small changes to an outfit or your appearance to make you look a little…