The Wonders of Apricot Oil

Recently I have been using Maple Holistics Apricot Oil. 

As someone who is constantly battling with acne and other skin imperfections this has made a huge impact in my life! 

Over the past couple months I’ve noticed an evening in my skin tone, reduced acne scarring, along with super smooth and soft skin. 

It even strengthens and de-frizzes my hair. Which is a big plus for me considering my hair is extremely long and thick. 

This is one of my junior prom photos where thanks to apricot oil my skin and hair are looking bomb!

Apricot oil is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, E, omega 6, and fatty acids. This helps nourish your skin in addition to prevent and stop fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. (It’s not just me saying it works – it’s SCIENCE!!!)

In addition to the amazing changes it has made for my skin and hair I love how Maple Holistics produces their products and their standards. 

Maple Holistics uses 96-100% pure and naturally sourced ingredients to promise products that work. 

Their primary goal is to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health, and daily living.

Who doesn’t love that?

Spring Break in Belgium

This past Spring Break, I was able to visit Belgium. I stayed in Knokke by the North Sea. This was my first time there in the spring. It was much colder, especially windier, than this California girl is used to. However, compare to the showers we’ve been having in San Diego this April, it was dry!

Why tip toe when you can skate through the tulips?

Where did you skate during Spring Break? Hope you share your pictures soon because more girls around the world skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding and we encourage each other.

Have you had fun at the new skatepark in Knokke? If so I’d love to share your stories.

Pump Track in Carmel Valley

This past weekend I had the opportunity to check out the new pump track in Carmel Valley. It’s open to both bikes and skateboards. I found it four wheel friendly. Actually I found it four wheel fun.

The track is near my high school, so I’m looking forward to riding it more. As for the news about the park, I’m saddened to see and hear that it’s mostly negative.

I felt safe at the park. I was there with skaters, bikers, and scooters. It’s a track so if someone ahead of you was to stop abruptly or you were to fall there is risk that you’d be “run” over. However, there’s risk any time you skate, bike, or scoot.

I am confident that any disagreements at the park are the exception not the norm. It’s my sincere hope that the park remain open to all.

Till next time, I hope we all focus on our similarities rather than our differences because when we do there’s room enough for all of us to enjoy life.

Clash at Clairemont 2019

I’m so excited that Clash at Clairemont is happening September 21, 2019.

I’m a huge fan of the event which is a day of fun in support of two of my favorite charities – Grind for Life & Clairemont Skatepark YMCA. Check out my post & video on the event’s history here.

I volunteer during the planning of the event and at the event. I would love if you joined me because this year will be

I haven’t posted in awhile because first I was studying like crazy for the March 9th SAT and then I was depressed over the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. I’ve given up a lot of my skateboarding and blogging time to study both for school and the SAT. It’s demoralizing and depressing to think my work won’t help with admissions.I’ve found that I can’t blog when I’m depressed, so I’m happy my invitation to Clash came when it did because it snapped me out of my depression.

When you work with Grind for Life, you realize how lucky you are to have your health and have the joy of helping others. My grandmother is in remission for the second time, so I know how important it is for family to be together and receive the best medical treatment possible.

I’m looking forward to blogging about the road to Clash 2019 and the event. I hope you join me!

Belgian Skatergirls

Above the first video from Belgian Skategirls with 83 Lies Apparel – I really love the message they are sharing:

it’s all about: friendship, fun, skateboarding, Learning , motivating, falling, Getting back up

That is absolutely what life should be about. School is forcing me to spend more time off the board, but I’m constantly using the determination I learned on the board to keep going on subjects that I honestly don’t like.

For now let’s just focus on all the fun going on in Belgium – click any of the pictures to follow the girls to their IG.

Skate Safe

Any activity can be dangerous because even when you’re paying attention and taking precautions you can never control the actions of those around you or the environment.

“These moments… These moments bring me a special mixture of feelings when I’m 100% sure of what I’m doing and still feelling pretty insecure. And after years of riding I still don’t like these moments when I do everything to prevent any accident and I’m still in the hands of someone else. Stay safe all the time ❤️” – Valerie

Don’t let fear stop you from having adventures. It’ thrilling to longboard down a curvy, steep road. Just remember to wear protective gear, don’t go alone, and practice. It takes dedication to become graceful and know how to control your board. So literally work your way up the hill and when possible learn away from traffic.

What’s your advice for having fun skateboarding? Hope you share soon because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skating.


Triple Eight Welcomes Bryce to the Team

Triple Eight continues to support girls & women in skateboarding by adding Bryce Wettstein to the team.

click above to hear from Bryce

I absolutely love to see organizations recognize women’s contributions to skateboarding. More girls skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding, so girls representing skateboarding companies is a win-win for everyone!

To check out how Triple Eight can help keep you protected click here and I hope you share who’s supporting your skateboarding adventure soon – we all accomplish more when we encourage each other to be our best & chase our dreams.

Where are you Skateboarding & What’s Your Skate Style?

I wish I was skateboarding in San Diego where I live, however, homework and bad weather have put a serious dent in my skateboarding time. I know how strange for it to be rainy in Southern California!

Until the weather improves and the homework lightens up – I’ll focus on the positive which is all around the world more girls are having fun skateboarding.

Above Léa in Lyon, France.

I know I don’t post as much or as fast as I used to – the struggles of high school academics are real for me – but I’m thankful to all who share there pictures and stories because more girls do skateboard when the see girls having fun skateboarding.

I’m also thankful to have been recognized by Feedspot as one of the Top 30 Skateboard Websites and Blogs for Skateboarding Enthusiasts. How awesome to know that more and more people are seeing that girls can skateboard and that skating benefits girls on & off the board. The determination and balance you learn from skateboarding really do apply to life. Plus it’s awesome to know that people realize there’s no uniform in skateboarding – skate while staying true to your fashion just like Léa and all the other skater girls featured in the blog!

Skate Rising at CA Training Facility

Skate Rising avoided the threat of rain thanks to the generosity of CA Training Facility in Vista, CA.

I’m so bummed that I had to miss it and I’m grateful for the wonderful photos from Mike Moore which capture the joy that all the participants had.

In addition to skateboarding and helping each other skate the girls learned about resilience and donated baby items for the Door of Faith orphanage in Baja Mexico.

Bridget from Yoga for Skateboarders

What is resilience? It’s the ability to recover quickly from difficulties which is critical to accomplishing your goals. Everyone encounters set backs and then has the choice to let the set back stop them or find a way to continue. For Mulan it was figuring out how to use the weights to pull herself up the pole, how have you shown resilience?

As skateboarders we practice resilience every time we fall and get back up. More girls skate when they see girls having fun skateboarding and all people are inspired when they learn how people demonstrated resiliency, so I hope you share soon.