Seriously you guys… I’m so happy I waited to do this post, because I can confidently say I have finally found the holy grail of lip treatments.  I’ve been telling you guys over the years about my dry lips, and what I use to help them.  For me, it seems like I would find something that would work great for a few weeks, and then after awhile my lips were back to being chapped.  I was always on the hunt for something that A) I didn’t have to re-apply every 30 minutes, B) didn’t leave a sticky, gross residue, and C) leaves a sheer, shimmery gloss instead of a thick, ointment-looking sheen.

SO a few months ago when I kept seeing this pink lip mask all over instagram, I got really curious.  Other bloggers were talking about how great it was, and the reviews online were great, so I had to get my hands on one.  It’s called the Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige, and it comes with a small, cute applicator.  The directions say to apply it at night but I do it both at night and in the morning.  I let my lips absorb the mask, so I never ”take it off”.

For real though, this stuff is incredible! I can’t say enough about how much better my lips feel because of it.  They feel baby soft and smooth to the touch.  No dry, flaky skin. Not anymore!

My second favorite lip balm is the one from Kiehl’s, and I specifically like the cranberry one.  It’s light, hydrating, and I love the smell.

My third favorite is Aussie Papaw, which is 100% fermented papaya.  I discovered this stuff in Australia last year and I fell in love.  I bought like 6 bottles, and just had Madi bring me back some more from her recent trip there.  I’m a papaw fanatic.  I have one in my bathroom, one for my purse, one at Rudy’s, one in my gym bag, etc. It’s also great for bug bites and rashes!

I linked the three lip treatments below if you guys want to check them out further 🙂


1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask [click here]

2. Kiehl’s Lip Balm [click here]

3. Australian Papaw [click here]


I usually go to the market during the week, but today was a very productive Sunday so I thought I might as well get my groceries for the week!

I’m planning on making chicken and cheese enchiladas tomorrow. Hopefully the mini tortillas I got aren’t too small haha. I also discovered how amazing Harmless Harvest coconut water is?!! I know I’m pretty late to the game but wow it tastes like it’s straight from the coconut! And it’s pink (naturally because of the antioxidants) so it’s yummy AND cute.

I’m also planning on making Persian cucumber yogurt, which is my favorite thing to snack on or add to a meal. I got the packet of spices at the Persian market last week with my mama.

My goal of the week: not let any of this food go to waste!


A cozy Friday night in… just what we needed! I cam over to Rudy’s house greeted by this bouquet of gorgeous flowers for our anniversary.

We got Thai food, took a bubble bath, planned some upcoming trips, and he drew on his surfboard that I got him for Christmas! He’s not yet done, but it already looks so good. He’s very talented in drawing, unlike me haha.  The fish and the butterfly have special meaning to us, so I came up with the idea to put them together, and this is how he drew it! I can’t wait until he puts the colors on it 🙂

We’re both feeling a little sick so we’re going to bed and getting some rest (even though it’s 2 am as I’m writing this haha… time flies when you’re watching movies). Night friends!



Hi guys!

Im still putting together the New Orleans guide for you guys, so in the meantime here’s a glimpse of what I looked like today (while I was shooting for a jewelry campaign).  The sunshine was so strong and warm. The winter nights in OC and LA are cold (for our standards) but some of our winter days feel like summer!

I got this beautiful hat for Christmas, but unfortunately it’s too small. I guess this style runs small (it’s called the Sierra Gold from Lack of Color).  The only thing is that they’re based in Australia, so swapping out this one for a bigger size is going to be a hassle, and costly. It’s so cute though!

my white lace dress is from By Malina


Happy New Year from New Orleans! We are currently sitting on the plane, going home to California, but we had such an amazing trip with Rudy’s family! Since Rudy’s parents have a place out here, they know a lot about the city, where to go, what to eat, and where to go to listen to good music. I’ll be putting together a New Orleans guise here on the blog with everything I learned from the trip, including places we wanted to go to but didn’t have time!

I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday with family and friends. 2019 is off to a great start so far!


Hi guys!

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! Is it just me or is the holiday tiredness in full effect today?? Too much indulging!

On Sunday I brought Nicho down to the beach to watch the Lost Boys Surf Contest, which Rudy has been throwing every year for six years! We barbecued and hung out beachside once the contest was over.

Speaking of surfing, I got Rudy a surfboard for Christmas! It’s from one of his favorite board shaper companies, and he says it’s the perfect size/dimensions.  It was pretty nerve-wrecking buying something that I have no idea about (and that you kind of need the person there for) but I got lucky! Right now Rudy is drawing something on the board that represents both of us.  I will show you guys the process!

Christmas Dinner

How cute and cozy does our Christmas table setting look?! Right now the Christmas music is on, my dads on the grill, I’m dancing around with my siblings, the house is warm, and the dogs are snuggling on the sofa. It’s Christmas alright!

Rudy and Diego are both on their way from their family Christmas celebrations, to meet us here for our surf n turf family dinner. I hope all of you and yours had an amazing holiday! Muah!!



I cannot believe it!! Well I can but I’m just so excited! My best friend from 4th grade is ENGAGED! I’m so happy for Madi… she found the ultimate love of her life and they are going to be so happy together forever.

I’ve known Madi since elementary school, so it’s safe to say we’ve been through each other’s relationships, single times, good times, and hard times. Madi never really had a serious boyfriend… until she met Slater.  They met when we were in our sophomore year summer of college.  As soon as I met him I knew there was something different about Madi, in a good way. They are the cutest couple that supports each other endlessly. They’re fun to be around, real, and happy 🙂

Madi three-way FaceTimed Amanda and I today and announced the news and showed us the PERFECT ring that Slater had asked her to marry him with.  The oval shape fits her hand so well.  And the actual diamond itself is so so gorgeous, I’m obsessed.

Congrats to the bride-and-groom-to-be! I love you guys!!! <3


This is one of those things that make you wonder what you were doing before you had it! This belt bag from GG Maull is my dream accessory.  It’s a cute gold chain belt (that’s totally adjustable) and you can keep your lipstick and wallet in the bag.  It’s perfect for me! The only thing is that it doesn’t fit your phone, but that’s fine!

This will be my saving grace for those nights that I go out *and always feel the need* to put down my bag in a corner.  I just hate the feeling of carrying a bag when I’m out, you know? Next time you see me out I’ll most likely be wearing this one 😉


My look from the other day! I have been LIVING in all of my cute Calzedonia tights. It makes it so easy to wear skirts and dresses during the winter! And not to mention it covers up my pale legs at the moment haha.

OUTFIT DEETS: Blazer: ZARA // tights: Calzedonia // dress: Lulu’s // sunnies: I Sea Sunglasses //belt bag: GG Maull