Hi guys <3
How you doin? I kind of forgot how hectic everything gets around the holidays. Work is busier, there’s gifts to buy, the decorating, etc. Not to mention all of the extra gym time I should be making time for after all of my sinful holiday treat eating! I’ve been surrounded by cookies, gingersnaps, cake, bread, you name it. It’s just harder to say no during this time of year, ya know? Maybe because it’s cold outside and all you want to do is wear comfy clothes, sit on the couch and eat something yummy 🙂
Besides all the treats, I’ve also been enjoying dressing up festive. I got a ton of cute Calzedonia tights recently that I’ve been pairing with black dresses, skirts, and oversized sweaters. It instantly puts together the look!
dress: Free People // tights: Calzedonia [click here] // shoes: Naturalizer [on sale, click here!]
Heres what our Sunday looked like! Rudy’s parents got their tree delivered today so he took the opportunity to get a little Christmas marketing content for the company he works for, Laguna Fin. He put a bunch of fins in the pool and under the tree to show customers that it makes a great Christmas gift 🙂 Look how cute he looks in his little wetsuit!!
We just finished watching Snowden…. have you guys seen it? It makes you really think about how much technology/government is surveilling us. I get so weirded out when I see an ad on my phone about something I was just talking about ten minutes ago! It’s a strange feeling for sure.
Tonight we babysat Rudy’s little niece Stella! She is the cutest thing ever 🙂 The middle photo is her face when Rudy told her I was coming over… sooooo cute.
We ate Mac n cheese, watched Small Foot (amazing movie for kids that’s also funny for adults, highly recommend), and then we snuggled on the couch. We were the cool babysitters and let her stay up past her bedtime hehe. She had us wrapped around her little finger!
We baked DREAMMMMM cookies! My favorite! We always make them around the holidays, so this was fun to do together with my mom 🙂
For those who’ve never tried, dream cookies are sugary, crumbly, melt in your mouth cookies. They’re Swedish!
I think this time our oven was too hot because they became a bit crunchy on the bottom, but they still tasted amazing.
my ride or dies. I mix it up & mix and match for different occasions.
BUT FIRST, let’s talk primer. It depends what look I’m going for, but I usually switch off between these two primers. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Youth Glow usually in the daytime and when I want a summery, glowy look. The Dermalogica hydrablur primer is quickly my new favorite makeup product. The name suits it perfectly– it makes your skin look very matte and it ”blurs” your pores and fine lines, which I use for photoshoots and my night time looks.
SO, let’s get into what I actually use for what, shall we?
On my DRESSED UP DAYS (meetings, events, photoshoots) I use a mix of my Dior foundation and the Bare Minerals tinted moisturizer. I squeeze them both on my hand and blend with the beauty blender. It’s perfect for the daytime because using half tinted moisturizer doesn’t make you feel like you’re wearing heavy foundation, but you still get the coverage. Then I do a light brush of my Laura Mercier sheer candleglow powder (after concealer) to put a nice finishing touch on it.
On my NORMAL DAYS [most days] (running errands, out & about, working,) I use the tinted moisturizer. If I happen to need extra help that day, I’ll add in a little bit of the Tom Ford foundation.
On my GOING OUT NIGHTS I use mostly my Dior foundation with a tiny bit of my Bare Minerals tinted moisturizer (just a tad). Then I use concealer (should I do a post on my concealers too?) and follow with the Laura Mercier powder.
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photos by Champagne Victoria
One of my favorite things is working with people that have a creative vision… someone that can bring something amazing to the table. Because when two creative minds come together, magic happens! I’ve worked with countless photographers that just ”snap, snap, snap” without bringing any ideas to the photography process, and to be honest it kind of sucks. When you spend a good amount of time curating looks, picking out a location, etc. you would expect the photographer to put in time thinking about the shot once you’re there, right?
Champagne ALWAYS amazes me with the creativity she brings to the table, and that’s why I love shooting with her! We shot these images in Paris, in Luxembourg Gardens. We had Brigette Bardot music playing, and we just had fun with the poses. I love the way they turned out! We also shot some video footage that I’m hoping she turns into a cute little film!
I’ve been sitting in front of the computer all day, so my eyes need a break. I’m off to hot yoga with Rudy!
Happy Monday friends!
I just got these photos from the Foray Holiday gala we went to last week. The theme was ”Old Hollywood” and the location was absolutely stunning. It was at a gorgeous estate in Bel Air with a white Rolls Royce parked outside, champagne towers, jazz music, portrait photos, and In-N-Out served on silver platters (just to give you guys an idea haha).
I wore this black polka dot jumpsuit from Monique L Huillier, with my Via Spiga black heels. I got my hair done at Drybar (that’s why it looks different from my usual curls!). We tried to do the Old Hollywood glam hairstyle…. did it work? My hair kind of lost it’s style by the time I got to the party… Why does that always happen when I get my hair done? I’m thinking it’s because they wash my hair right before they style it, and usually my hair doesn’t hold as good when it’s clean. Does this happen to you guys too?
Yesterday we celebrated my BFF Madi’s 26th birthday! It’s crazy to think we’ve been besties since we were 10 (is that how old you are in 4th grade?). We celebrated with a big brunch at 3Thirty 3 in Newport Beach, then got picked up from the restaurant in a GORGEOUS huge yacht that her dads friend is selling. We had a nice little sunset cruise and looked at all of the waterfront houses dressed in Christmas lights. It was so fun!
Hope all of you guys had a great weekend 🙂
Top: Montazami Brand // shorts: Assembly Label // shoes: Superga // banana bag: Antik Batik Paris
photos by Champagne Victoria
I had quite the day today. Sara and I were both mad at Rudy and Diego so we had a fun little girls day. Watched Sex & The City, ate 5 million things, talked about our annoying bfs, and went out for sushi. It actually turned into a great day haha.
It was raining cats and dogs though! I seriously haven’t seen it rain this hard in a long, long time. We definitely needed the rain, but now with all the burnt down areas in Malibu, there’s concern for mud slides 🙁 I hope every
I know some of you were having trouble registering for a TV4 Play account (since everything is in Swedish) but now I’m excited to tell you that the full first episode can be watched here on Youtube! I cannot believe we’re already 7 episodes in…. time flies like crazy!
Have you guys been enjoying the episodes?? I would LOVE to hear what you guys think!
For those who don’t know about the show, it’s a vlog-style reality series following the lives of 7 Swedish girls living in Venice Beach, California. It’s a really good-hearted, fun series and it shows the viewer what life in LA is like. The day-to-day, the fancy stuff, and of course, the craziness! You will also see how Sara and I live together, and how our sister relationship is!
Thank you to everyone who has sent me sweet DMs about the show, I’m so happy you guys love it <3
LOVE YOU ALL 🙂