The holidays are right around the corner and here is my holiday wishlist! While I don’t expect anyone to purchase any of these for me, it’s more of a “what I need to save for.” I’m not really a materialistic person. I can live without these things. However, If you’re going to get me anything for the holidays, I’ll gladly appreciate money for gas or rent or food! Haha, adulting at it’s finest. Feel free to use this wishlist as a gift guide for someone in your life!

Photo by KaNu Pham

My main wish for the holidays is to spend with friends and families, and my boyfriend. I really want to go on a trip and enjoy nature. But if we’re talking about physical things, here are some things that are on my holiday wishlist.

1. Crossbody Bag

I’ve been eyeing this bag ever since I saw it featured in a YouTube video. It is the Gucci Marmont Mini in Black. I can’t remember what video or who the YouTuber was but it was like, love at first sight. I’ve been wanting a crossbody bag in black for the longest time and while I’ve never seen this bag in person, I definitely feel like this is a perfect size. I’ve been using this crossbody bag that I got from Areopostle 6 years ago and while it does the job, it’s not the cutest nor is it big enough for ANYTHING besides my car keys.



2. Skincare Products

I’ve never really taken good care of my skin. I slept in my makeup numerous of times and I rarely ever use sunscreen on my face. It wasn’t until I met my boyfriend, whom I’ve never seen anyone spends sooooo much time on their skin. He got me CeraVe Renewing SA Cream one time because he said I was going to have wrinkly legs when I’m older considering how dried my legs were. After lecturing me on how important sunscreen is, he also got me Olay moisturizer with SPF 15. Can you tell how much he cares about my skin? Haha, of course after being with him for a while, I took after him.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t look up Kim Kardashian’s skincare routine. I’m curious about what someone who can basically afford anything would use on their face. Needless to say, most of her skincare products are ridiculously expensive. While none of these items are in her routine but here’s what’s on my wishlist: La Mer Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, La Mer The Eye Concentrate, Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, Tracie Martyn International Absolute Purity Toner.



3. Workout Shoes

I normally use my flat sneakers for lifting, but I really want a pair that I can go run or hike in. I usually use my old pair of Nike cheer shoes that I got 7 years ago. SEVEN! That’s almost a decade ago. The bottoms eventually lost its grip and became smooth and slippery. I currently am dying over these Nike Roshe.



4. Workout Clothes

You know how when you get new workout clothes, it makes you want to go to the gym more often? Well, I’m pretty much obsessed with going to the gym. I workout roughly 5 times a week and I know my body needs rest days but I just want to get stronger and stronger! I have two leggings that fit my body comfortably and don’t even get me started on my sports bra. They’re the super cheap ones from Forever 21. Don’t get me wrong, they’re super cute though but they just aren’t the best for actually working out and sweating in.



5. Books Books Books

This one is a biggie on my wishlist. Growing up, my family and I never bought books. Instead, we would just rent them out at the library. I somehow grew up with that mentality to never buy books since once you finish the book, you’ll never read it again. Anyone who knows me in real life knows how obsessed I am with my planner. I color-coordinate the shit out of it. I just want to be able to own books and annotate it. Books that are about self-love and entrepreneurship are my kind of books.


What is on your holiday wishlist? Leave them in the comment below! Feel free to check out my other blog posts.


SUMMER 2017 RECAP - DEMI BANGPhotographer: Alyssa Pakes

Summer 2017 was probably the most productive summer EVER. This summer I decided to work full-time at a nail salon and took on two internships. On top of that, I had the opportunity to work as a content curator for a jewelry company. I’m extremely grateful for everything and everyone, and every opportunity I had this summer.

This was the start of my summer. With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend, I was driving back and forth between Tucson and Phoenix visiting my family. This month was a roller coaster. I started one of my internships and I also had to say good bye to someone who was special to me.

This month, I began working 5-6 days a week at the nail salon and my second internship started. In addition, I went on a California trip with my family and was able to shoot with some local photographers in LA. I also had a couple of interviews for social media positions but I didn’t get any of them. Nonetheless, I was still grateful that they would even consider me and given me the opportunity to interview for me. This month, I had the chance to work with 18 photographers. The amount of content I had planned out and schedule for on my social media platform was overwhelming but definitely worth it!

In July, I was working nonstop. If I wasn’t at work, I was at a meeting or a shoot. I also signed my first apartment lease and I didn’t think I’d ever become this independent in my life. Growing up, I relied on my mom HEAVILY. I started working and saving up in order to pay for rent, gas, food, and school, which I’m proud to say that I’m ALMOST financially independent. In July, I also started working for a jewelry company and I am seriously obsessed with them. They have THE cutest jewelry pieces ever and I kid you not, I wear their pieces on the daily.

I’m happy to be where I am with my social media, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. I’m hoping to take my blog even further than where it is right now, as well as my YouTube and Instagram accounts. I know this probably doesn’t seem like a lot to some people, but it was definitely the most I’ve taken on. I am so excited to share with you guys all the collaborations and projects I have coming up.



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*8th April Update: I’ve decided to remove the girl’s name because I wanted to move the focus of the blog post from the girl to the actual experience. Long story short, please be careful with whom you trust. I also did receive my money back. Thank you.*


As many of you know, I was scammed. As some of you know, it was by someone whom I trusted and had probably even considered as one of my closest friends.

This post has been in my draft for the past 4 months now, but has been on my mind for the past 8. I never wanted to post this, nor did I want to draw more attention to the person who scammed me, but I think it is important that I let everyone know what had happened so it does not happen to them.

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