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Skating Fashionista on a mission to promote both skate boarding & fashion!

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?

Skateboarding with Daddy

Happy Father’s Day to my OG skate buddy.

Above he’s at the Carmel Valley Pump Track with me.

Way back when he bought me my first board, he actually financed my entire skateboarding setup including camps at the YMCA and lessons. But the greatest gift he gave and continues to give me is the encouragement to keep skating.

He is always there to help me up and never doubts my ability or the direction I want to take my skating.

Ok there’s this picture where I’m sure he was mocking me –

but his love is unconditional. Happy father’s day SKB!

June 2019

It has felt like a lifetime since I was last at Skate Rising. I took multiple SAT tests, it rained, and I went to Belgium. IT’S BEEN TOO LONG!!!

This month we made journals to write positive affirmantions in! There is nothing more important than loving and supporting yourself.

Welllllll I lied … there is only one thing more important than self love and that’s WAFFLES.

There is not a single person I know who doesn’t like waffles. They make everything better!

To top the party off I was specially requested due to a referal from one of the people I look up to the most, Sway. I got to help his roommates daughter.

It’s the little things in life that matter the most. Like taking time to do what you love, having delicious snacks, and hearing your friends speak highly of you.

Remember to be kind to yourself and others <3

Skate Like A Girl Seattle #WOF10

Skate Like a Girl Seattle has so many wonderful programs and events to help girls be their best selves.

One event I’ve blogged about before recently celebrated it’s 10th year!

Ten years – a decade – of welcoming all ages & abilities who want to have fun skating.

I so wish I could make it out there one year. Have you gone?

What an amazing group shot. If you aren’t familiar with Skate Like a Girl Seattle, take the time to get to know them. Always something going on – camps – after school – sessions – etc.

They are truly building community every day.

https://www.skatelikeagirl.com

You can have fun skateboarding alone but you might have even more fun skating with others!

What did you do in April?

If you asked me what I did in April, I’d probably say homework, homework, and homework. Whoever said first class in Anatomy was strictly memorization was not in my class!

But the ladies in LA – that’s the LA Girls Skate Sessions Community had a BBQ.

So don’t be me – with too much homework! Instead be them with fun Sundays. Seriously we all need to take breaks. Taking breaks and spending quality time with others is essential to being our best healthy selves.

Wherever you live try to find a group of girls skating. It can be super scary to go to an event where you don’t know anyone, but I’ve found that girls skate events – especially the non competition ones – are all about the fun, so they are very welcoming.

Please share your events and if there’s not an event in your area, it doesn’t take a huge group to make an event. A few good friends at the skatepark is an event and the joy you’re having will attract others.

Go check out the fun at La Girls Skate Sessions

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!