MY NEW BEAUTY ORGANIZER!

I’m loving my new beauty organizer!  It’s perfect for me because I have so many great makeup and beauty products and now I can finally see exactly what I have.  I organized it by category, so I have a drawer for lips, eyes, face, skincare, and hair products each.  I bought it from the Container store, and basically you can customize it so each drawer is the size you need/want.  I’m thinking the bottom drawer is a little too big so I might return it and get two smaller ones, which will give me more storage!

Building this thing was SO easy but it was definitely a headache because I had to put it together and take it apart three times because I put one side backwards, then upside down… haha.  Why is it that you always mess up the first time you do it?!  There was no instructions so I had to figure it out on my own, but I managed!  The second time I messed up I made SURE that it was 100% right when I made it for the third time.

My bathroom is really small (and outdated) so the functionality of the space is really poor.  I had to rearrange the space a little bit because it didn’t fit where I had planned on putting it.  I moved the trash can to the other side and had to put the organizer between the toilet and the shower.  It’s fine there!  Do you guys use organizers like this??

3 Sisters

I love my two sisters! And Emma’s new cutie pup Penelope 🙂

Hello my friends!

WHEW I feel like I haven’t been able to sit down since I got back! I went straight to work in OC the next morning after I got home (modeling job) and now I’m back in LA with a full day of events. I’m excited that I have nothing to do tomorrow so I’ll be able to sit down and write the blog posts I’ve been wanting to do for you guys.

I’m also VERY excited to put together my bathroom organizer that I got for my birthday. I didn’t know I could ever be this excited about a few drawers but it will be so nice to organize my skin care and beauty products so I can actually SEE what I have. It doesn’t do any good to have all this stuff sitting in boxes that I never open… I plan on doing before and after photos if you guys would be interested?!

Canadian Tux

Hi!

I just got all of the photos we shot in Paris, and they’re so good. Here’s a little sneak peek, me in a Canadian tuxedo in front of the Notre Dame cathedral. This was one of my favorite outfits from my trip!

top: One Teaspoon // jeans: Black Orchid // phone bag: Quay Australia 

Right now I’m sitting on the plane in London, about to take off for LA! I had an amazing trip but I’m excited to come home 🙂

I’VE GOT CLASS TOMORROW!

photos by Champagne Victoria

Hi guys 🙂

I can’t believe it’s already almost Monday!  My Paris trip has been AMAZING.  I’m not sure if you’ve been keeping up with my IG stories / posts, but I’ll be posting photos from my Paris trip on here as well so you all can see what I’ve been up to.  Today we went to Versailles, to take a tour of the palace that Marie Antionette and Louis XIV lived in.  I’ve already done this tour about two years ago, but it was still amazing to visit.  It was a LOT more crowded though, which is strange because last time I went was in the summer, when there’s more tourists.

Tomorrow we’re taking a macaroon class (couldn’t be more excited) in the Galleries Lafayette, which is a famous mall here in Paris.  We’ve tried macaroons from a few different places and so far I’ve had the best ones at random coffee shops.  The ones at Ladurée are good but they’re not over the top amazing in my opinion.  I’m excited to learn how to make them and take home the recipe so I can continue my macaroon eating when I get home to CA 😉

MY 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: STUDIO 54!

photos by Dylan Lujano [click here]

JUST GOT THE PICS BACK FROM MY STUDIO 54 BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST WEEKEND!  Hiring a photographer was the best decision for a big milestone birthday like 25. So worth it to have these memories for a lifetime, (and not just in blurry iPhone pics lol)

The theme was Studio 54.  I wanted disco, fancy, glitter, and balloons.  Everyone dressed up (some completely way off the theme haha) and we all had a blast.  I had some of my friends DJing and a bunch of my friends came from out of town to celebrate 🙂 I was so happy!! (As you can probably tell from the huge smile plastered across my face in all of these pictures haha)

I got my shoes from Steve Madden, and while they’re AMAZING, my toes were numb for five days after this night.  Is Steve Madden seriously THAT horrible quality??  And looking back at these photos, I’m not happy with the dress either.  The way it fell on my body was super unflattering and it didn’t look well made.  Kind of bummed about it, but whatever!  I loved the color of it though.

Do you guys want to see the Pinterest board I curated for this party? I also made a flyer that I sent out to my friends on text and DM… wanna see that too?  Let me know in the comments 🙂

PARIS WITH CHAMPAGNE

These are some snapshots from our first full day in Paris.  It’s safe to say this trip is going to be EPIC.  I’m so grateful to be here with one of my favorite photographers I’ve ever worked with, Champagne Victoria.  I cannot wait to show you the photos we’ve taken!  But for now, go on my instagram and watch my new IGTV episode of the video from today to get a sneak peek!

I can tell my body’s exhausted from all the walking and traveling, so I’m heading to bed in the next 10 minutes.  We’re waking up around 5:30 am to catch the sunrise at the Eiffel Tower… I’m so excited to see it in the daylight!  Last time I was in Paris I only saw it at night, so tomorrow will be something special… 🙂

OFF TO PARIS!

Hi guys!

I’m about to take off for Paris! I will do a blog post when I land with all the photos and details from my birthday party! It was SO fun 🙂

Now I’m going to watch some movies and snuggle up on the plane. Time to get cozy!

SEARCHING FOR A GOOD READ

outfit from Lush Clothing // shot by Champagne Victoria

Need a good read.  I haven’t been reading at all lately (which I hate) and I’ve been on the hunt for a good book.  It will be perfect to start one on my Paris trip, where I can read in the parks, at cafés, during travel, etc.

Here are some recommendations I’ve gotten already:

Girl, Wash Your Face or Party Girl, both by Rachel Hollis

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag

Are you guys reading any great books at the moment?  Any all time faves? LMK!

PARIS PREP

Today made me SO excited for my Paris trip. I went to one of my favorite PR showrooms and picked up some outfits to shoot while I’m there.  Well, I got really lucky because they had a ton of Parisian chic outfits, a perfect comfy set for traveling, and some cute new accessories to dress up my looks.  Sometimes when I travel my outfits are all over the place,  but I’m going to try really hard to make this trip’s looks very curated and put together when I pack.

The pieces you see above are what I tried on in the dressing room, so I didn’t end up getting all of this.  Oh, and can you tell I’m into neutrals? Haha.

Blast From The Past

Omg how cute are these photos!! My mom sent them to me on Sara birthday on Friday.  I loooove looking at baby photos. The way our mom used to dress us, how our house looked like… so many memories 🙂

I hope you guys had a great weekend! I’m excited for this week, partly because my birthday is on Thursday! I’ll be turning 25.  I’m really excited for 25 and I have a feeling it’s going to be an amazing year for me.  I just feel it!! I mean, I leave for Paris next week so that’s already off to a pretty good start!