MUSINGS

Confidence

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Reason #3586235286 why I’m in love with my group, BASIC REPELLENT

 

 

 

Wait, what’s Basic Repellent, you ask? Lol

 

 

 

Basic Repellent is a secret society of bad b’s from all across the globe who gather daily to swap their best beauty tips, skinny hacks, and style inspo — it’s Bachelor recaps, boy drama, Insta growth, and random tipsy musings. It’s a safe place to ask for advice, the ideal medium to get a second opinion ((or millionth)) about something you’re conflicted over &

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My Greatest Love Affair

Today is a monumental day. For it marks 5 months from the most devastating breakup of my life.

No, not from a dude! {…They’re all canceled.}

From my one true love… Los Angeles.

The heavily polluted smog = my Love Potion Number 9. I miss being woken up at 6 AM to the glorious sound of jack-hammering construction {or my next door neighbor jack-hammering his boyfriend}. I miss the tinge of fear that traveled down my spine each time I realized I hadn’t locked my car door & a schitzo 6’5 male wearing a fuchsia wig,

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Why Men Love Bitches: The Truth

 

Ladies… I have a confession: I messed around and caught feelings recently. Everything was PERFECT! MAGIC! B-E-Y-O-N-D! So what did I do…? I ran that bish STRAIGHT into the ground! How, you ask? By regressing from “dream girl” to “doormat” quicker than you can say “desperate.” I thought that maybe, for once, I should try the whole “no games” thing. After-all, I am {{allegedly}} an adult now. That’s what you’re supposed to do… Right? Wrong! I’m here to tell you that that was the ABSOLUTE WORST IDEA I HAVE EVER HAD!

Maybe we should first start by re-defining the word “game” in this context.

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August Confessions

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There is a phenomenon that no one tells you about that occurs when you reach your late twenties, and I’ve found myself in quite the predicament: my girlfriends are either married with babies so cute your ovaries might burst, or 21 & shuttin’ down the club on the reg. And then there’s me… Smack dab in the middle. Let me just say that it is VERY challenging trying to find that in-between groove for my own life as a single girl back in Arizona! I’m not a girl, not yet a woman. Not Michael Kors, but not yet a Birkin.

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I Tried To Stop Drinking For A Week & Here’s What Happened…

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Okay, so I LOVE my nightly glass {or 2-3!} of wine. Who’s with me? Like if I’m being honest… every night. SauvBlanc = BFF. Santa Margherita by the litaaaa is kinda my thing too. Now that I think about it, I can’t really remember a time that I’ve ever taken a break from drinking for an extended period of time… Frightening. Always a little light buzz, not often tipsy. I was watching Oprah 100 years ago & this insanely gorgeous older woman was talking about her book called “Ageless” and went on to talk about how she drinks wine every night as a “ritual of pleasure” &

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Life in LA: What I Learned & Why I Left

 

Wow this is bittersweet. And surreal. And every other emotion all wrapped up and crammed into my aching heart. It’s Memorial Day, and this is the last morning that I will spend in my perfect little West Hollywood apartment. As I try to find the words to say, all my amazing memories of the last 9 months are replaying in my mind. It… Was… Incredible. Moving to LA is something that I dreamed of doing my entire life, and although I’m ready to go home now, this past year was so necessary. Everything has changed. I have evolved in so many unexpected ways,

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24 HOURS IN MY WILD LA LIFE

10 AM: Taking my first sip of the most delightful sugar-free vanilla coconut milk latte and breathing in the fresh sea air with my toes in the sand in Newport Beach. Despite singlehandedly drinking an entire bottle of Pinot G last night, I’m feeling surprisingly good, inspired, and ready to conquer the day! As my friend and I walked down to where the waves kiss the sand in hopes of getting the perfect coffee + ocean boomerang, something caught our eye over to the right. Two giant men in cargo shorts and white tee shirts were full-on wrestling in the water.

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Did I Have a Thing With Arie?!?!

I’m Erika & I am a Bachelor SuperFan. Allow me to clarify- I am a fan of the SHOW, not the FabFitFun hawking social media monsters that 75% of the contestants become after the show. I love the raw, vulnerable, seventeenth glass of wine induced “ugly-crying” versions of these people who are fresh out of their humble hometowns & still totally untainted by Hollywood. Think about it: 25 girls are completely removed from society with absolutely nothing to do but drink heavily and obsess over the same guy. No phones, no internet, no TV, no music, no books… just a suitcase full of bikinis &

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