Farewell from Miss Santee 2014

I cannot believe the time has come for me to say my farewell as Miss Santee 2014. Listening to the former Miss Santee titleholders speak about how fast the time had gone by during their year, I assumed they were in part being cliché. However, I find that I now completely understand the sentiments they expressed. From the moment, “A Moment like This” began to play after my name had been announced I found myself… Read more »


Miss San Diego Cities Pageant Beauty Secrets

When I was asked to write a blog about my beauty secrets, all I could think was that my only secret is that I steal other people’s secrets! Honestly. This year, the Miss San Diego Cities Pageant provided me with incredible sponsors who have changed my life. Ahn from Ahn Skin and Beauty opened my eyes to a whole new world when she told me my eyebrows desperately needed help. Now I can’t… Read more »


The Perfect “Everyday Lip”

I’ve always been obsessed with lipsticks, lip glosses, lip stains, etc. and have developed quite the collection of them over the years. But it wasn’t until recently that I discovered my personal favorite “go-to” mix of lip products. I personally think a lip color has the ability to completely transform or complete a makeup look—and can also ruin one! Accurately choosing a lipstick to complete a look truly is an art. For a glam night… Read more »


Miss San Diego Cities at Miss California USA

Last month I had the opportunity to compete in the Miss California USA pageant in Long Beach. My first impression walking into our orientation meeting was noticing how stunningly beautiful all of the contestants were. My second impression was realizing that not only were they absolutely gorgeous, these women were driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, and all striving to be the best version of themselves possible. It’s incredibly humbling to walk into a group of powerful women… Read more »


My Miss California Teen USA Pageant Experience

Just a few weeks ago I participated in the Miss California Teen USA 2015 pageant in Long Beach, CA and I still think about my experience every day! I grew up watching the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants and they’ve always been a big deal in my house. I’ve always been a huge fan of pageants and of our Miss CA USA titleholders so to actually compete in the pageant felt… Read more »


Clean Skin with Clarisonic

Do you battle with breakouts? Have you tried all the creams, pills and potions out there? Maybe you’re just not getting your skin clean each day? Let’s face it, as young women and titleholders, we wear a LOT of makeup! Sometimes after a long day and coming home late after pageant events we don’t want to spend 10-20 minutes washing our face. With the Clarisonic Smart Profile all the work is done in 1 minute!… Read more »


Well Manicured Nails by Miss Teen La Mesa

You’re appearance is something you should consider every day before you leave the house. Most of the time girls do their hair, makeup, and focus on getting dressed. However many girls overlook their nails. Although it may not seem like many people pay attention to your nails when you are at school or events, it is definitely a noticeable thing. When you talk with your hands and make gestures, a bright green nail polish can… Read more »


Winged Eyeliner by Miss Teen Santee

One of my favorite trends is the classic winged eyeliner. This trend developed in Egyptian times and made its popular debut in the 1960s. Winged eyeliner has been a long lasting trend ever since. One of the reasons that I like winged eyeliner so much is that it’s chic but very unique because your eyeliner never turns out the same way twice. Winged eyeliner makes your eyes appear larger and is flattering on everyone…. Read more »


Healthy Snacks by Miss La Mesa 2014

There are many ways I like to prepare to compete in a pageant, especially physically. Being “in shape” for a pageant does not mean you have to lose a bunch of weight or barely eat. It just means that you take care of yourself and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Being a Nutrition major at SDSU, I have learned many healthy recipes that taste amazing and are also good for you! Here are a… Read more »


Miss Universe 2014 Preliminary Competiton

Who else watched the 2014 Miss Universe preliminary competition the other night? As we tuned in, of course we had to take notes. Some of the standouts were: Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Guyana, Lithuania, Mexico and of course we LOVE Miss USA, Nia Sanchez! Her gown was absolutely beautiful and it fit her perfectly. In watching each contestant compete in evening gown and swimsuit, it was very clear which girls had taken professional… Read more »