A few looks from my photoshoot with the Stylist LA! Which look is your favorite?? I think mine is the long red señorita dress 😉
Good morning guys! I had an early start today, which felt good after a weekend of relaxing. I’m about to leave my parent’s house to go back up to LA. I have some exciting things happening this week— tomorrow I’m going on a podcast! Peter from the I Love Success podcast asked me to guest star on the show, so I’ll be meeting him in Santa Monica. He’s Swedish, so I’m assuming we’ll talk about my journey from being on Svenska Hollywood Fruar to blogging, to starting our clothing line Montazami Brand. I’m not sure which specific questions he’s going to ask me so I can only guess, and prepare for those! It shouldn’t be too scary 🙂 Have you guys heard of his podcast?
Look at my cute little handyman! Rudy took on the job of building a new gate for my parents house. The one we currently have is worn down and literally looks like someone took an axe to it, so it was time for a new one. He spent almost 3 hours at Home Depot making sure he got every piece to build it. He’s such a cutie!
also, this is the first bouquet of flowers he’s gotten me 🙂 I was wondering when I would get flowers from him… it’s only been 7 months haha 😉
I love the colors in these photos… magical blue water, white foamy waves, and bronzed skin. Looks like all of the ingredients of summer 🙂
I’m SO sorry for the blog being down the past few days… I had no idea what was going on but I guess the server was down… But, whatever it is, it doesn’t matter because we are BACK! Hopefully that doesn’t happen again.
Yesterday was a big day with lots and lots of driving, but Sara and I figured out a lot for Montazami Brand’s future style. We’re going to be narrowing it down to a certain look, and I think you guys will really love it. I can’t wait to show you guys what we have in store… 🙂
When I made Rudy stop the car, pull over, and take a photo of me in front of this beautiful truck and flower backdrop! Definitely worth it 😉
Hello friends! This picture makes me want to move to Laguna Beach!! Well, at least after about 1 or 2 more years in LA. I love living in Venice but I also crave being closer to Rudy and my family. I find myself more and more in Orange County, and it doesn’t help that my apartment rent will be raised next month :/ Right now marks 1 year of living in our apartment… I can’t believe how fast time flew!
Sara and I are both feeling an urge to change up our style in the apartment as well. We want to get rid of the mirrored furniture we have and swap it out for light wood, bright whites, and tan colors. A little more beachy, Moroccan rustic. My room currently looks like two different styles so I need to simplify it! It’s harder to achieve the style you want when your bringing old furniture with you. My style has changed so much from before!
FOUNDATION: I use Dior Forever Undercover (color 025) when I go out or have a photoshoot. It has great coverage and it gives me a matte glow. Find it HERE
TINTED MOISTURIZER: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (Wheat 4.5) is so great! It’s light with fair coverage (you can still see my freckles when it’s on). I wear this during the day if I want to look nice! Find it HERE
SETTING POWDER: I use Laura Mercier candleglow as my setting powder (color 3). It’s actually not a setting powder but it gives me a bronzey slight glow. I also use it for touch ups. Find it HERE
FACIAL SPRAY: First I get my beauty blender wet, then I spray this rose water spray right before I dip it into my foundation. I also use it for hydration mists throughout the day 🙂 Find it HERE
THE BLENDER: What the F was I doing without the beauty blender?!! It is hands down the BEST way to apply foundation and concealer. What a difference. Find it HERE
THE NO MAKEUP MAKEUP: I just discovered this sunscreen loose powder and I looove it. It’s perfect when you need that extra help on days when your makeup free. They also have a great concealer and foundation. Find it HERE
BRONZER: I use MAC’s Baiana Bronze bronzer. It’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way. Find it HERE
THE GLOW: I mix this Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow with my foundation or tinted moisturizer. It makes me glow! Find it HERE
THE INFAMOUS LIPSTICK: Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick in color Formentera has saved my life. I think your actually supposed to use it for your cheeks but I use it for my lips! It’s the color you always see me wearing (except for in these photos because I left it in LA) Find it HERE
FOR THE LASH PERFECTION: I swear by it. The Lancome Grandiose mascara is super lengthening and voluminous without being too clumpy. Find it HERE
CONCEALER: It’s pricey, but it’s amazing! I use Cle De Peau in color ”Almond”. It’s perfect for touch ups too because it creates a blurry effect. Find it HERE
EYESHADOW: I’m currently using Urban Decay’s Born to Run palette. It has so many beautiful colors!! I also love Anastasia’s Modern Renaissance one because it’s super pigmented. Find it HERE
HIGHLIGHT: I use Urban Decay’s SIN afterglow palette. I’m starting to like colored highlighters. I used to only use MAC’s soft and gentle highlighter but now I switch it up 🙂 Find it HERE
That’s pretty much all the makeup I wear! I know it looks like a lot but I use very little of each product haha. I’m really thinking about doing a makeup tutorial… would you guys want to see how I apply everything?! I know quite a few of you mentioned in the Q+A post that you want me to do an updated one. Leave a comment below and let me know!
1. I love this pebble color! And a dress like this never goes out of style. [here]
2. blush pink yoga pants for $35 [here]
3. comfy everyday bra $25 [here]
4. loving the color way on this Nike training shoe! [here]
5. SUPER WOMAN tee 😉 [here]
6. Ralph Lauren Faux Shearling Moto Jacket [here]
7. cropped denim jacket (also available in blue!) [here]
8. these look like a great pair of high-waisted black skinnys [here]
9. Topshop Lion sweater for $33 [here]
10. Love this Rails sweater! I have it in blue and it’s a staple in my closet. [here]
11. Free People bodysuit (in different colors) [here]
12. Free People bodysuit with a little flare [here]
13. I need this basic tank! [here]
Here’s some hidden gems in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that are available now for Nordstrom cardholders only! Remember that the sale opens to the public on the 19th. Cardholders, you can shop these while you got first dibs, and non-cardholders, add your favorites to your wish list so you can shop them as soon as the sale opens up to the public!
bikini by Calzedonia
I have been liiiiiving at the beach these past few weeks that I’ve been home. It’s so nice to just walk out of your front door, cross the street, and be on the beach. It’s so close that I don’t mind just walking out there with a towel and a magazine by myself, when I need some sun, salt, and sand to refresh the mind. The water is warmer than I’ve ever experienced it to be in LA, which is really nice because it’s usually very chilly. I think the massive heat wave we had last week just warmed it up super quickly.
Today Rudy and I went paddle boarding in the Marina. Sara and I both got blow-up paddle boards and today was our first day bringing them out! It was pretty windy so we got quite the workout in our core and arms. I feel like they’re going to be sore tomorrow!
- LOVE the red active wear! Find the bra [here]
- and matching pants [here!]
- I’ve heard great things about these Zella leggings [here]
- The perfect little travel bag for mini trips [here]
- all about lavender (they also have it in black) [here]
- these are very similar to the hoops I wear almost every day! [here]
- this kimono is perfect! [here]
- need these Vans [here]
- and these peachy keen adidas [here]
- I could see myself living in this fleece sweater [here]
- this is an updated version of the curling iron I use! [here]
- this facial device is life changing! It’s from NUFACE. Look it up on google and gasp at the results. I have one and I love it 🙂 [here]
Right now the sale is for early access members only (Nordstrom card holders) but the sale will be open to the public on July 20!
dress: Rahi Cali
I’m currently putting together my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale that’s happening tomorrow morning for early access members! I’m curating a collection of my top favorites so you guys can easily find the good stuff before they’re gone. I’ll be doing a post here on the blog with links, as well as on my instagram stories with swipe up links.
To be an early access member you have to be a Nordstrom cardholder, but if you’re not, don’t worry, the sale opens to everyone on July 20th! Depending on how tomorrow goes, I might put together another curated list with the items available on that date as well. I’m excited!
Are any of you guys Nordstrom card holders?