Last week I attended cabi Scoop for the 2nd time…right here in my hometown of San Diego! Which is exciting enough in itself but this year I also got to record the intro for the runway fashion show broadcast (you can check it out here and use password BonjourS17 to view it)! As I mentioned in my last post, cabi stylists from across the country come together for a weekend of training, fashion & fun (oh, and let’s not forget shopping)! It is such an amazing experience and every time I attend a cabi event, I leave feeling empowered and inspired. These women definitely know how to have a good time! For anyone new here, you can also check out this post to learn more about cabi or visit their website at And now for a few of the highlights from my day:

As soon as I got to the event, I was whisked away for hair & makeup before filming the runway fashion show intro.

After I was done filming, I met up with one of my favorite blogger buds Nikki to shop the vintage cabi sale and we grabbed a quick lunch at Lou & Mickey’s. And of course we had to stop for #ootd pics! My outfit is from the cabi Fall collection.

Then it was off to the fashion show, where underneath every one of our seats (over 3,500 of us!) was a little box with a Sofia Mini Blanc de Blanc can (in signature pink, of course!) to toast/kick off the show!

The castaway dress is just one of my favorite pieces from the Spring 2017 collection. You can view the full collection here.

There is nothing more fun than a confetti party complete with falling pink & white balloons! Check out that crowd behind me…I felt like a superstar in the front row!

Cabi fashion shows are THE best! The energy is contagious, the women are SO supportive & uplifting and the clothes are FABULOUS! A HUGE thank you to cabi for including me in this special event. I can NOT wait for next year!



I was first introduced to cabi back in early 2012 when I was invited to attend their huge bi-annual event called “The Scoop”. Twice a year, the cabi girls (cabi consultants) and the whole cabi team come together for a weekend of fashion, training & fun. But most exciting is the official unveiling of the upcoming season’s collection! I’ve been to several local fashion shows and I’ve got to tell you that NOTHING compares to the energy & excitement of a cabi fashion show! This year, I am so excited to share that I will once again be attending and will be covering the event on my social media channels so be sure to follow along on the fun (#cabiscoop)! Oh…but there’s more! Now YOU can get a virtual front row seat to the cabi Spring 2017 fashion show (to be broadcast on Jan 13th) simply by registering here! In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek of the cabi Spring 2017 collection here.

Outfit Details: Waterfront Shirt c/o cabi, Free People Vegan Leather Pants, Vince Camuto Heels,  Kirna Zabete for Target Clutch, Morgause Bib c/o Baublebar



b-low-the-belt olivaceous-printed-skirt indah-bodysuit forever-21-faux-fur-jacket

I bought this jacket on a whim and I’m so glad I did. It’s so comfy and I’ve actually worn it out on several occasions over the holiday season! Sadly it is sold out…I hate when that happens…but Forever 21 does bring popular items back so be sure and check their back in stock section if you love it too! I swear it’s been the coldest Winter we’ve had in years. And we are expecting four more consecutive days of rain! Is Winter over yet? Oh wait, it’s only just begun. =)

Outfit Details: Indah Clothing Bodysuit (via Swirl Boutique), Olivaceous Printed Skirt (also via Swirl Boutique), B-Low the Belt Bri Bri Belt, Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat (sold out), Urban Outfitters Saddle Bag

SMD Cosmetics

I have a confession to make. I am OBSESSED with anti-aging products. Unfortunately for me, I grew up using tanning beds at a very early age. I actually had to force BEG my mom to sign off to allow me to go into the tanning beds before the age of 18. To make matters worse, I would go in for a full 30 minutes and then go into the face tanner after that!!! Around the age of 25 I started to notice how badly my skin was damaged and have been trying to reverse the damage ever since! So when a friend of mine introduced me to SMD Cosmetics, I could not wait to give it a try! SMD Cosmetics is a Korean Skincare line that uses herbs and natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals to exfoliate, hydrate and regenerate your skin. I was MOST excited to try their Snail Serum. YES, SNAIL SERUM. Don’t worry though…it does not harm snails and no snails are in the cream. LOL. For the past thirty + days I have continued to use my usual Dove Beauty Bar to cleanse (Gasp! I know…bar soap…but it works for me!) followed by SMD Cosmetics Inhyunjin Essence Age Defining Serum and then the Saromae Quintessential Snail Serum Concentrate. The hugest change I’ve noticed is the actual brightening of my overall skin tone. And definitely less flaky dry skin! My skin is usually way drier in the winter because I am always in the house next to a roaring fire or have the heater going. But I truly believe that the combination of these two products has helped keep my skin moisturized. I use the Inhyunjin Essence in the evening and in the daytime and the Saromae Snail Serum only at night. The Essence absorbs immediately and does not interfere with my makeup application at all. I never took before photos but I did share a pic of me (below) with zero makeup and only my SMD Cosmetics products on my face right before bedtime. Have any of you tried a snail serum yet? If not, I highly recommend this one!

P.S. For anyone wondering what an “Essence” is…I would say it is like a serum (with all of those wonderful anti-aging ingredients) but it is a much lighter formula so as I mentioned above you can wear it day and night!

SMD Cosmetics

smd cosmetics

Disclaimer: I was gifted these products for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.


I feel like I need to preface this post with the fact that I am not an expert at makeup application. I do not wear eye shadow on a daily basis, but I follow a ton of beauty bloggers and am always in awe of how talented they are! So before I tested out my brand new Maybelline 24K Nude Palette, I scoured YouTube for a few good tutorials. I even pulled out my trusty old makeup bible…Kevin Aucoin’s “Making Faces“, which I’ve had for almost 20 years! And then wouldn’t you know it…I ended up sticking with my “go-to” look…a smokey eye and nude lip. For this look, I went with the rose gold and white shimmer and the flat black and shimmery/glittery black shadows. I found it easier to apply the shadow with my own brushes than with the little sponge applicator so I could blend better. I prefer a natural makeup look and the Maybelline 24k Nudes palette has everything I need to create the perfect eye look! I also used the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner and the Colossal Big Shot Mascara. BTW, I am a HUGE mascara snob and have used the same mascara for years. Colossal Big Shot Mascara is amazing straight out of the gate. My tried & true mascara needs to dry out a bit before I like the consistency. But this mascara was AWESOME on the first try. I feel like a lot of mascara’s are either great at lengthening or they’re great at thickening…but this mascara does both very well. The eyeliner was also very easy to use and the fine tip made it easy to create the perfect line without smudging.


Outfit Details: Free People Metallic Sweater, Minkpink Dress, Bracelet & Ring c/o LAGOS Jewelry and a Brixton Hat (similar).


Maybelline 24k Nudes

A little more about the Maybelline products I used:

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara: A volumizing mascara that lifts and separates in just one coat for full and undeniably bold lashes. The fully-loaded brush contains five wells filled to the brim with wavy bristles to maximize the delivery of the formula to lashes, coating even the tiniest of lashes. The unique design of the bristles gathers more formula, boosting length and volume beyond belief. With this collagen-fueled, long-lasting formula, your lashes won’t smudge, clump or dry out!

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner: Featuring a breakthrough hyper sharp 0.4mm tip, Master Precise gives full control to create smooth, even, perfect lines with no skipping. The ultra-thin tip supplies a continuous flow with no excess, while the exclusive ink technology keeps pigment saturated for the boldest of eye looks. It’s so thin, you can have fun and create artistry on your own eyes.

Maybelline 24k Nudes Palette: All about gold, this new palette features sultry, shimmering shadows in 12 magnificent shades of gold, bronze and copper to create your signature eye look. The silky texture blends easily for soft, high pigmented color that lasts. The long-lasting formula ranges from light to dark shades with both matte and shimmery finishes for optimal customization.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.