What’s Her Secret? Blogger Event Ft. Restylane Lyft & Restylane Silk

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.

I had the pleasure of attending a great blogger event this past Monday, where local bloggers joined together to learn about new and exciting Restylane® Silk & Restylane® Lyft. Restylane Silk is designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients age 21 or older. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results. In addition, Restylane Lyft is a filler for cheek augmentation and the correction of moderate to severe smile lines. It was so interesting to hear about these new types of products, in addition to seeing it live in action at the event. It was also fascinating to learn from the doctor on-site that as you age, your lips begin to lose its fuller shape and appear as thin. An attendee at the event had the Restylane Silk treatment on-the-spot applied to her lips and it made her lips look so much fuller and overall gave her a lovely and youthful look.

The event was hosted by Dr. Vic Narurkar, who gave a great discussion about aesthetics, aging, and beauty. Please feel free to visit his website here if you’re interested in making an appointment! In addition, more exciting things to share—Galderma has a rewards program called “ASPIRE Galderma Rewards,” which is an amazing opportunity for you to earn extra benefits when using Galderma aesthetic treatments. Each new member will also receive a $20 Treatment Certificate which can be applied toward their next treatment.

Important Safety Information

Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane® , Restylane-L® , Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane® . Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane-L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.

Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).

Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.

The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www. RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com


The Wind Rises

Photography by Melissa de Mata

White Free People dress (sleeveless version here) | Black Zara booties | White Rebecca Minkoff marble bag

Whenever working with Melissa, she turns the ordinary into amazingness, to put it out there :). I love how the photos meshed so well with all the white of the outfit I pulled together — lace and marble who knew would be such a great combo. For an everyday casual look, wear lace dresses with black booties, it does wonders. We had a great time shooting this look at Fort Mason—lets just say, windy days are our friend when it comes to taking the coolest shots.  Thanks Karl The Fog.




Photography by Melissa de Mata

Grey Zara maxi cardigan | White Brandy Melville crop top | Blue Urban Outfitters distressed denim shorts | Black Zara booties | White Rebecca Minkoff marble bag

Soaking up the last bits of Summer by wearing distressed denim, but transitioning slowly into Fall with this maxi cardigan. I love pairing distressed denim with classy black booties for a chic yet laidback look.



Sleek Slits

Photography by Melissa de Mata

Army green c/o Missguided pleather side slit skirt | Grey Urban Outfitters top | Black Forever 21 mules | Black thrifted Coach bag

I recently had thee best reunion with my Melissa de Mata, we collaborated a couple years ago but then found each other again, she’s the sweetest and always a treat to work with her. I love how when you haven’t seen a person in a long time, but it still feels like yesterday you just saw them.

It was a lot of fun shooting with her in Fort Mason, although the wind went crazy, the pictures she captured were amazing. I styled this outfit to make it a bit more casual as the skirt in itself is pretty dressy. I love how this Missguided skirt has this sleek side slit detail at the side, and the army green color is even more intriguing.



JINS Eyewear x Inspirafashion Giveaway!

Photography by Ryan Chua

White top c/o American Eagle | Green Zara shorts | Black Zara boots | Ivory Rebecca Minkoff marble crossbody bag | Black c/o JINS  glasses (similar styles here and here)

I had the pleasure of visiting the JINS eyewear store, conveniently located in Union Square, SF.  Even more exciting, that is their first US store!

To be honest, I’ve never seen an eyewear store that can give you your glasses in just 15 minutes (after giving your prescription details). It usually takes longer, a few days, for a turnaround time from other stores, but at JINS, they not only give amazing customer service by helping you find the right style for your facial features, but also create your glasses then and there.

I’m so excited to have partnered up with JINS to bring you lovelies a fun giveaway! You too can win your own pair of JINS glasses (optical or sunglasses too!)

To enter this giveaway, visit my Instagram, and just follow these two easy steps:

1) Follow @JINSeyewear and @Kathleencarla on Instagram

2) Tag two friends on my Instagram post here

Giveaway will run until 7/24, 11:59pm PT. Giveaway winner will be announced within the following week thereafter.

Good luck lovelies!



Sweet MacarOn Cafe

Macarons c/o MacarOn Cafe

I was in sweet-tooth heaven when these amazing macarons arrived from MacarOn Cafe. I wouldn’t call myself a macaron-connoisseur, but I have had my fair amount of macarons, and these are very rich in flavor (and better yet, huge!) The more the merrier. I love the different flavors as well included were: dark chocolate, nutella, coconut, pistachio, apricot, and vanilla.  Secondly, I love cute packaging, and this one came with a box that had parisian like images in a soft pastel pink all around the outer edge. Very chic.

Check out MacarOn Cafe here and more of their great macaron flavors.




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MacarOn Cafe. All opinions are my own.

Butter London: Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons

Photography by Cindy Lu

Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons c/o Butter London: Tea With The Queen, Trout Pout, Teddy Boy, Disco Biscuit, Primrose Hill Picnic, Ruby Murray, Toff

I really enjoyed reviewing Butter LONDON‘s new collection of lip crayons called “Bloody Brilliant”—and right that is, these are super moisturizing but with a pretty shine and bright colors. I love how they have a variety of colors in this collection, ranging from the lightest nude brown with “Tea With The Queen” to a bright vibrant pink with “Primrose Hill Picnic“. Something that’s so different as well and that I appreciate is the packaging: the cap of the lip crayon comes also with a pencil sharpener. They really thought of how to cater to the customer and make it easier for them to apply the product.

Secondly, what I love about this lip crayon is that it has this super moisturizing texture and minty fresh finish (okay, so my favorite ice cream is Mint ‘n Chip, that may have to do with loving it). Pictured of the two colors I’m wearing are two of my favorites from the collection, this coral pink color “Trout Pout” and dark ruby red “Ruby Murray“. Lastly, a plus is this is a 3-in-1 type formula, making it super easy to apply (acting like a liner) along with gloss and lipstick coverage.

What’s your favorite color from this collection? Check out (and try out!) the rest of Butter LONDON’s beautiful lip crayon collection here!



Poshmark San Francisco LIVE #PoshParty

Photos by Ryan Chua

Nude Tobi lace dress | Black Zara booties | Black vintage Chanel bucket bag

Just like old times, shooting with Ryan again! This time we had a quick shoot before the San Francisco LIVE #PoshParty— which if you guys haven’t been to one yet, its an amazing place to connect and meet fellow Poshers (Poshmark App Users) where I’ve seen firsthand a great community of talented, amazing women come together. The night was full of great company, cocktails, a photobooth, a shoppable luxury handbags showcase, Benefit Cosmetics doing makeuppers, and so much more. The happy and fun vibe everyone brought to the party made everything a bazillion times better. Thanks again San Francisco for an amazing night with Poshmark! <3



Splash Into Summer Giveaway! Win $1400 in Prizes!

Hi Lovelies, so excited to share this giveaway with you! Join me and some other amazing bloggers as we bring you this amazing Splash Into Summer Giveaway! We put together some of the most popular items for Summer 2015, totaling $1400, including:

- Mara Hoffman Harvest Swimsuit
- Hot Pink Tulum Cover-Up
- Jadetribe Beach Pom Tote
- Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses
- Rebecca Minkoff Studded Sandals
- Extra Large Flamingo Float
- Saks Off Fifth Panama Hat
- St. Tropez Self Tanner
- Coola Sunscreen Travel Pack
- Nars Lipstick, Nars Lipgloss, New Line of Frederic Fekkai Hair Products
- A Linum Home Textile Beach Blanket

For more pictures of the prizes, please browse the lookbook below!

*Entering has never been easier! Just head to the giveaway widget below and enter (up to 160 times) to increase your chances of winning! International entries are welcome! All of these items will be given to 1 winner, which the giveaway widget will draw randomly. Please note that we can see how many times you enter from the same IP address, and if you use multiple email addresses and accounts to enter you will be disqualified. All accounts and forms of entry will be verified.*

Splash Into Summer Giveaway!

Think With Heart.

Photography by Quang Le

Dolce Vita stripe maxi dress via Poshmark | Black Urban Outfitters bag | Black c/o Freda Salvador booties

I love how we were surrounded by amazing art in New York, where my boyfriend and I visited recently for a fun quick holiday trip. The bustling city and my favorite area of SoHo was the perfect place to capture these shots. We came upon this artwork and it caught my eye right away. To me it means, think with heart — your thoughts speak loudest with passion and love. So happy to share a snippet of my New York trip with you.