BABY BLUES

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top: Donna Mizani // jeans: Shop Redone // shoes: Nilson Shoes (adidas) // belt: Lovers + Friends // cheap glasses from NYC // earrings and bangles from Sophie by Sophie // long necklace by Caroline Svedbom // short necklace by Emma Israelsson

Hahahaha make this a lesson to go NO WHERE NEAR barbed wire…. The last photo right here was the first photo we took…. and now you know why there are no more photos of me sitting on that ledge haha.

But today was very productive in terms of work. We bought TONS of new t-shirt and sweat pant material for Montazami Brand that I think you guys will love.  We have a lot of great ideas in terms of design, colors, graphics, etc.  It’s going to be epic! This time I’ll be creating all of the graphic designs myself (for our last graphic tee collection we used an outside graphic artist) and we’re going bigger and badder.  We’re adding a little flair to MB 😉

Have you guys seen the movie Get Out yet?? I just saw it tonight and OMG I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.  It was more of a thriller than scary but I thought it was really good! Good acting and it was an interesting story line.  Now I’m off to bed, goodnight loves!

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SUNNY SKIES AND PUPPY EYES

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long necklace is from Caroline Svedbom // short necklace is from Emma Israelsson // t-shirt from James Perse

Doesn’t today just look like a vacation?! Haha it sure felt like one.  It was so sunny and beautiful here in LA.  After our workout Austin and I got lunch at a place called Blue Plate Oysterette on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica.  They had some of the best oysters I’ve ever had, and then I ordered the lobster roll (without the bun, lettuce wrap instead) but I wish it was a little bigger because I was still a little hungry afterwards ;P

Then we ventured off to Abbot Kinney and strolled around there for a bit before we ran into my DREAM DOG named Moose.  Could he get cuter?!  I was taking a bunch of photos of him and then his owner comes out of the restaurant at that exact moment ofc haha.  But she didn’t care!  I hate when dog owners are weird about other people taking photos of their dogs.  Or am I the weird one for taking photos of other people’s dogs? HA.

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MY LATEST SKIN CARE ADDITIONS

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I feel like right when I hit 22 I started to REALLY take care of my skin.  Before that it was kinda just like “yeah, take off my makeup, cleanser in the morning, and a little bit of moisturizer.”  Simple, but not really enough to keep my skin at its optimal health.  It’s been over a year since I began with my skincare regimen, and I can’t rave enough (is that a saying? haha) about how good my skin looks and feels.  A couple years ago my skin looked congested and worn out from the sun.  Now it looks vibrant, glowy, and plump!

Here’s a few of the products I have recently (2 months) added to my skincare routine.  I’m only sharing because I believe in these products!

So here’s the breakdown:

Nip + Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Shot:  I add this to my routine about every other day, usually at night as my serum.

What it does: prevents environmental damage to the skin, promotes skill regeneration, maintains plumpness, reduces fine lines

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: I use this every day right after cleansing.

What it does: helps defend against pollution and damaging free radicals while replenishing lipids and reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.  It smells like a smoky orange…. amazing.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: I use this 3 nights a week as my night serum (switching off with Nip + Fab’s dragon’s blood).

What it does: promotes an even-toned skin complexion (this is a big one for me!) and lifts away dead, congested skin

Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: Welcome to hydration station!  I apply this morning and night.  I ran out of this one already so I need to get more.

What it does: attracts and holds moisture and significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Not pictured: Drunk Elephant Marula Oil: MY FAVORITE.  I put this oil on after everything else and before my sunscreen. I also put it on as the last step in my night routine.

What it does: anti-microbial oil suitable for all skin types that protects against environmental stressors and free radicals and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Drunk Elephant Juju Bar (the grey bar): I use this as my morning cleanser.  This one is responsible for that GLOW.

What it does: gives major glow, brightens skin clarity, removes dead skin cells, refines skin texture, and minimizes the look of pores

Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar (the white bar): I use this when I wash my face at night after a day of not wearing makeup.  (When I have to remove my makeup I use Dermalogica’s gentle skin cleanser)

What it does: rinses away pore-clogging surface debris and impurities. This one makes your skin feeling so smooth!

Keihl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream: I use this on days when I don’t wear makeup since it is a thicker day cream.

What it does: strengthens and smoothes skin for a youthful look and accelerates cell renewal

Any questions?  Leave a comment below and I will be happy to answer!

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Patent Leather moment


Photos by Ben Staley

Entire outfit from Nelly (this post is in collaboration with Nelly)

I realized I never posted this look from a month or so back! This patent leather skirt though…. I was so into it.  I was totally having a Kim K moment.  I think it would look even more killer with a pair of thin strappy black heels. 

Monday’s are the best for reality TV. We have Vanderpump Rules and The Bachelor so I just watched three hours of tv… probably not anything to brag about haha but I’m hooked! What’s your favorite reality tv show?? Hope everyone had a nice day :)

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LONG WEEKEND

Good morning loves!

Today’s Monday, but not really since it’s Presidents’ Day here in the states. Although I have a fitting downtown for my photoshoot on Wednesday so it’s not going to be a full day off. Yesterday we went to girls brunch in Venice and we went home when it was almost time for dinner haha. That’s when you know you had a good Sunday brunch!

I also really want to shoot outfit photos for you guys so I’m gunna fit that in today as well :)

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BLACKBERRY LEMON WHISKEY DRINKS

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It’s Saturday night, and I’m feelin’ alright!  We’re going to an “old” themed birthday party tonight so we are pregaming with these blackberry lemon whiskey cocktails.  I think this is the first drink I’ve made myself that actually tastes like a crafted cocktail.  So I had to share with you guys!  The recipe is below :)

Ingredients:

2 shots whiskey

4-5 muddled blackberries

a splash of lemonade

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 shot simple syrup

rosemary for garnish

Directions: In a shaker, add a handful of ice together with whiskey, blackberries, lemonade, lemon juice, and simple syrup.  Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.  Pour into glasses and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Enjoy!

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A PIECE OF PARIS

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This post is in collaboration with Sverigemotiv.se

Look what came in the mail the other day!  My new Eiffel Tower poster from Sverigemotiv.  When I visited Paris last summer I just fell in love with the city so I decided it was a good idea to have a little piece with me in my home.  I’m still trying to find a good place to hang it up in my apartment (this is at my parent’s house) but I don’t have much space at the moment unfortunately.  I might have to save it for my next place when I move out in July! But isn’t it so pretty?

I’m working with them to give you guys a discount code for 20% off their online store!  Just use code “Hanna20″ at checkout :)

SHOP it here!

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ABOUT A WEEK AGO

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Wearing: coat from Zara // jeans by Shop Redone // Timberland boots from Nilson Shoes // shirt from Zara // bag by Strathberry

In honor of the big storm that’s coming to LA, here’s some photos of me freezing my butt off in Sweden about a week ago!  Man it was cold there.  Some days it was so beautiful and sunny out and I automatically thought it would be nice and warm but I was SADLY mistaken.  How’s the weather there now?

Today I went downtown with my mom and Sara for Montazami Brand meetings.  We found gorgeous pieces of jewelry that we’re planning on adding to the collection… Can’t wait to show you guys!!

I’m off to bed, talk tomorrow lovelies!

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TO THE LAND OF WILDFLOWERS

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shot by Marcus Gustafsson

Montazami Brand’s latest lookbook, titled To The Land of Wildflowers, is equal parts magical and dreamy.  Our vision for this collection was to embrace femininity and use different patterns and prints to enhance each design.  We created Montazami Brand to design clothes that women can feel beautiful in, and I think this collection aligns with our mission perfectly!  The small details and quality of fabric are two things that we take a lot of pride in, aside from producing our clothes locally in Los Angeles.

We are starting to talk to different boutiques and retail stores now, and things are getting very exciting! This will give our customers a chance to feel our fabrics, try on different styles, and recognize the amazing quality of our clothes.

What do you guys think about this lookbook?  See more photos here

SHOP HERE <3

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YOUR QUESTIONS ON MY HAIR, ANSWERED!

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HAIR.  Sometimes difficult to tame, can be a pain in the ass, and requires your tender love and care day in and day out.  I started actually “taking care” of my hair when I went to college.  To be honest I treated my hair like crap in high school.  One day I wanted purple mermaid hair and the next day I had highlights (applied by my non-hairdresser mom with at-home coloring kits).  Needless to say my hair was not in it’s best condition.  Thankfully my hair was tough as nails so it didn’t get completely damaged, but it was still pretty close.  Once I got to college I started to learn different tricks and tips to keeping my hair strong and healthy.  Over the years up until now I think I have gathered quite a bit of information to give you guys some expert advice on keeping your locks vibrant and in tip top shape!

I curated your questions into a little list of answers that I think are some of my most valuable pieces of advice. Enjoy!

What products do you use?

Shampoo: Color Proof Super Rich (don’t use a shampoo with sulfates because it can dry out your hair and strip the color from a dye job)
Conditioner: Redken Extreme (the blue bottle) seriously the best!!! makes my hair super slinky.
Detangler: Unite 7 Seconds (hands down the best in the game)
Blow Dry Treatment: Kérastase Nectar Thermique (this is for heat protection!)
Oil: Kérastase Elixir Ultime oil (I use this on either damp hair or after I’ve styled it)
Hairspray: Depends on what kind of hold I want but I love Kenra!

How often do you cut your hair?

About every 2 months.  I know I need to make an appointment when the ends are stringy and dry.

How often do you wash your hair?

About 3 times a week. Washing it too much can rid your hair of it’s natural oils.  And if you wash it too much, your hair gets greasier faster.  If this is the case for you, start training your hair by washing it every other day, and then every two days.  Your hair will soon adapt to this washing cycle.  It will be annoying to deal with oily hair in this training mode but it’s so much less work in the long run!  Just throw on a hat and call it a day :)

Morning hair routine?

I take my hair out of my twisty bun (see that post here) and curl it with my T3 curling iron.  Then I work in some Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil and “scrunch it”.

Do you have a secret hair weapon?

Yes and I JUST discovered it thanks to my mom.  It’s a mini hairbrush with bristles.  Sometimes my hair can get piecey and this is the perfect tool to lightly brush your hair with for a fresh touch up and polished look. I can’t find it online but it’s a thin bristle brush which I’m guessing you can find at most beauty supply stores.

Do you have hair extensions?

Nope!  This is all my own hair!

Which curling iron do you use?

I swear by the T3 1.25 inch curling iron.  Find it here

 

Hope this answers most of your guys’ questions!  Do you guys have any hair tips that you’d like to share?!  I love hearing new ways to keep my hair healthy.  If you guys have any groundbreaking hair tips I’d love to share them in another post 😉

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