….AND WE’RE BACK!

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… 🙂

LAGUNA BEACH

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!

ALL OF MY MAKEUP PRODUCTS!

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

EYEBROW GELS:  I switch off between Anastasia’s clear gel and the Loreal one.  I think I’m starting to like the Loreal one better!  Find it HERE and 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!

LITTLE RED STRIPED BIKINI

bikini top HERE // bottoms HERE

Cannot believeeeee how cheap this Calzedonia bikini is! The bottoms are literally $15…. insane! It’s so cute with the red stripes 🙂

MORE PICKS FROM THE NORDSTROM SALE

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!

SUN, SAND, AND SALT

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!

MY TOP PICKS FROM THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE!

  1. LOVE the red active wear! Find the bra [here]
  2. and matching pants [here!]
  3. I’ve heard great things about these Zella leggings [here]
  4. The perfect little travel bag for mini trips [here]
  5. all about lavender (they also have it in black) [here]
  6. these are very similar to the hoops I wear almost every day! [here]
  7. this kimono is perfect! [here]
  8. need these Vans [here]
  9. and these peachy keen adidas [here]
  10. I could see myself living in this fleece sweater [here]
  11. this is an updated version of the curling iron I use! [here]
  12. 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!

YELLOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR

dress: Rahi Cali

Hi babes!

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?

HELI RIDE WITH CUTIE

these are the freeway lanes where the beginning scene of La La Land was filmed!  Do you recognize it?

top is from Hot as Hell [here] / shoes: Pierre Balmain / jeans: Acne Studios

This is what we did last Friday—– a private heli ride in LA! It was so romantic…

Everything was seamlessly easy from the moment we booked the trip.  After reading a bunch of reviews on different companies and tours, we decided to book it with Anthelion Helicopters through TripAdvisor.  We definitely chose a great tour because we had no wait times and no fuss.

Rudy and I drove down to Long Beach to a small airport hangar, where we got picked up by our pilot in a golf cart and escorted to the helicopter.  We signed some papers, had a quick safety brief, and then we were up in the sky!

We went on an extremely hot day (I think it was about 100 degrees) so we left the window vents open for some fresh air when we were up in the sky.  We flew to downtown LA, then all the way to the coast of Venice (we flew right over my apartment!! Rudy saw it but I couldn’t find it for shit haha) and then down through Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, and Long Beach.

Our tour guide was super nice and informative, and cracked some funny jokes here and there.  He put our headset mics on so we could all talk to each other (I wasn’t able to do this in the last heli ride I went on, and it made such a difference.  It was better that way because I could ask questions about what I was seeing).

And the best past is that I wasn’t scared at all!  There’s something about helicopters that I’m just not scared about?? Planes are a different story but helicopters are so much fun to me.  I love it.

Thanks Trip Advisor for the amazing experience! You can Click here to book this exact heli ride or click here to see more tours and experiences to do in LA.  Note you can type in any destination in the world!

Summer Whites

This jumpsuit is perfect for summer in so many ways…. the material doesn’t wrinkle, it has an open back, it’s so comfy, and it’s white! That’s pretty much all I need in a jumpsuit.  I linked it here

…and after looking it up on the internet I now realized that I was wearing it wrong haha.  I forgot to put my arms through the sleeves LOL.  But looking at both ways, I still think my version is cuter!  What do you guys think?

Right now I’m waiting for Rudy to get off work then we’re headed to the boat or the beach (haven’t decided yet) for a little Sunday Funday.  How was your guys’ weekend?