I dare you to ask anybody who knows me on a personal level - only workaholic Michelle would combine her birthday party with a media event to make content for da gram! Just about a week ago, I hosted Part One of my 25th Birthday Party at Pengo Drink Station in Laguna Hills. At this birthday party, my aim was to promote Pengo's top secret Unicorn Drink just in time for June's OC Night Market with the help of my guests (comprised of food photographers, Yelp Elites, foodies, etc.). These drinks were ONLY to be released at OC Night Market, which means that my guests were the very first foodies to feast their eyes on this innovative drink idea. With the help of additional sponsors, the Pengo staff, and my friends, I was able to capture fun memories through the form of fun and professionally shot visuals (thanks Sharon!) and a silly vlog.
The more we grow up, the more we think we got our lives together...or so we think. Even as we become adults, or are so-called "adulting", I have bumped into enough unexpected surprises, opportunities, and connections that have made me realize that there is so much more to life than we know it. Now that I've finally turned 25, I wanted to keep today's post short, simple, and straight to the point. I could totally go off tangent when discussing each of these life lessons, but I'll save you the time of day this time around ;) Today, I wanted to share with you guys 25 LIFE LESSONS that I've personally learned as a 25 year old woman.
Ladies and gentlemen who cut or color their hair on a frequent basis - this post is for you. For twenty four years of my life, I have never left a salon feeling truly happy - that is, until I discovered Orange County hairstylist Lyssa. Ever since I discovered Lyssa's true talents for hair styling and coloring, she has been the only hairstylist I have been going to for months. Thanks to Lyssa, she has provided me with a bunch of helpful tips on how to effectively maintain the color and health of your hair right after it has been colored and cut. If you have never truly loved the way your hair looks or feels right after an appointment, I suggest you read on to find out what tips have worked for me to keep my hair in its healthiest condition! That, and the fact that you should hit up Lyssa the next time you need a cut and color ;)
One of my favorite things to do during my birthday month is to write down a wishlist of items that I'd love to own, even if I don't necessarily receive these products or splurge on these items myself. The act of writing out this list gives me a sense of excitement and thrill, like brainstorming what furniture you want your dream home to have or what decorations you want your wedding to include. After all, it doesn't hurt for a girl to dream, am I right? ;) However, the aim of my blog and Instagram is to help others as much as possible through tips, advice, and useful guides. Thus, in early celebration of my 25th birthday, I've created a gift guide based on the different types of personas that Missmisschelle resembles. If you ever find yourself stuck on what item to gift a loved one, I hope that this gift guide comes to your rescue when it comes to shopping for your typical fashionista, travelista, foodie, and healthy individual! Below, I've either linked my favorite items or named top brands that I have owned or have heard great things about.
In today’s digital age, it is pretty darn easy to find yourself glued to your phone - I mean, our entire lives are practically on our phone. Visual memories in our photo albums, fun music to jam to every morning, a huge network of friends that we can connect with through Facebook...you get the gist of things. As a lifestyle and travel blogger, you probably assume that my eyes are never off my phone. However, my reality involves doing just the opposite. Instead, I strive to be off of my phone for as long as possible. If I’m on my phone, it’s because my career requires the frequent use of social media. Otherwise, I’m all about enjoying the moment. So today, I came up with a few tips to help you guys stay offline as well so that you can enjoy life to the fullest!
Within the same vicinity of the popular Alfred Tea Room in Melrose lies a hidden oasis for all women to get their pamper on. This spa heaven is otherwise known as the one and only Kate Somerville Clinic. Earlier this week, I was cordially invited to receive a facial at their beautiful headquarters and I wanted to give you guys the inside scoop of this recent "treat yo self" experience!