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5 Under $10 Easy Skin Care Fixes

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Happy Hump Day! As you may know, I’ve been talking a lot about skin care here on the blog lately. From must-buy splurges like I talked about last week to sharing my daily skincare routine, it’s been a topic that’s become quite important in my life as I face my later twenties and start to notice actual differences in my face when I get lazy and fall asleep in my makeup. Disclaimer – I‘m definitely not perfect, and that still happens sometimes. Before the last couple of years, I really never paid much attention to skin care or invested time in researching or buying products. I just used the same ole’ stuff my momma always stocked me with in college and that was that. One of the main reasons was because this college budget girl was intimidated by the prices of skin care products (and I still am!!)…that’s why I was so excited to stumble upon Formula 10.0.6’s line of affordable skincare products, all under $10 and available exclusively at Target. Whether you’re seeking to knockout blackheads, moisturize dry skin or give your face an instant glow, there’s an amazing product that actually works in store for you.

Click through to learn more about amazing brand that’s making skincare affordable and approachable for everyday gals like you and me + read about my fave skin care fixes from Formula 10.0.6!

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What Is Face Serum And Why You Should Use It

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SERUM: c/o Clarins  //  ROBE: c/o Louvelle  //  VASE: c/o MacKenzie-Childs  //  MONOGRAM NECKLACES: c/o Brook and York  //  CANNISTERS: c/o MacKenzie-Childs  // GLASSES: similar Derek Lam  //  PILLOW: Clever Carriage

Perhaps it’s the effects of soaking up so much sun over the summer (or the fact that I’m officially in my upper-20’s), but you may have noticed that I’ve been talking a lot about skincare here on the blog lately. Noticing those fine lines on my skin clearly has me implementing some new things into my beauty routine for the better! That’s why I’m so excited to team up with Clarins to introduce you to an anti-aging product that’s pure magic for women of all ages and skin types, and to answer the question so many of us have…what is face serum and how does it fit into a daily beauty routine?

Click through to read more about Clarins Double Serum – the most powerful anti-aging face serum Clarins has produced to date and find out how to add serum into your daily beauty routine and kiss those fine lines and wrinkles goodbye! Read More

My Daily Skincare Routine

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CLEANSER: c/o Dermatologist Choice PH Balance Cleanser   //  CLEANSING PADS: c/o Dermatologist Choice Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads  //  MOISTURIZER:// Dermatologist Choice Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer SPF 35   //  MASK: c/o Dermatologist Skincare Deep Cleaning Facial Mask  //  ROBE:  //  MONOGRAM NECKLACES: c/o Brook and York  //  CHAIR: c/o MacKenzie-Childs  //  BUTTERFLY JARS: c/o MacKenzie-Childs  //  TOWELS: c/o Serena and Lily  //  RUG: c/o FLOR //  POUF: c/o Authentic Moroccan

 

If there’s one thing my later 20’s have taught me so far, it’s the importance of skincare. With a normal-to-dry skin type, I was fortunate enough to not have to worry much about acne in my teenage and early-20 years, so skincare was something I always put on the back burner. Flash forward to now, and those fine lines I see every time I look into the makeup mirror are giving me nightmares (literally…last night I had a dream that I forgot SPF on one part of my body and I had a giant sunburn!) As someone who used to frequently alter their skincare routine and go to bed with my makeup on, it was hard at first to adopt a skincare routine. Thankfully, blogging has introduced me to some amazing skincare brands like Dermatologist Choice. Today I’m teaming up with this amazing, dermatologist-recommended skincare brand to share my daily skincare routine.

PS – use code VANDISUNSCREEN to receive 50% off their Sunscreen Enhanced Moisturizer for all of your end-of-summer trips and early fall football games!

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An Under $30 Anti-Aging Cream That Works

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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When I lived at the sorority house in college, I distinctly remember a late night conversation with my girlfriends about skincare. We were taking off our makeup and chatting about the products we used when someone said,  “I heard that women should start wearing anti-aging cream at 25.” I remember thinking (or probably saying) “what?! no way!” 25 was just a few years away. I hadn’t even started adulting yet and anti-aging products were already something I should start thinking about?! Flash forward to now, and those same girlfriends and I have frequent conversations not just about anti-aging products, but about wrinkles, because believe or not, mid-20’s is about the time when you can start to see those fine lines coming in. The trouble with most anti-aging products is that they’re way too expensive for a twenty-something’s budget. That’s why I was so excited to find  Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream; a moisturizing and skin-plumping powerhouse that has proven to out-perform 10 of the top creams (including a $440 one!) at under $30!

Click on the read more button below to read my full review on this amazing product that’s now a mainstay in my beauty routine.

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Back to My Roots

 

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**I’ve partnered with Clairol to create this post.

Confession: I’m not a natural blonde. Or at least I don’t think I am. I’ve been highlighting or coloring my hair in the salon since I was 12 years old, and I couldn’t tell you what my natural color would look like today, but it’s not the platinum blonde color I try to keep up with. Lately, I’ve been traveling so much that maintaining my hair has become tougher than ever. Luckily, a little birdie told me about Clairol Natural Instincts, and now I can maintain my blonde hair from home.

Click on the read more button below to see my step-by-step review on Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Light Blonde Sahara (Shade #9/2).

 

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