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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

womens late 20s skin care 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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Girl Talk – The Three Letter Word…UTI

uti treatments and preventions

Time for a little girl talk sesh here on the blog. This time, I’m talking about that three-letter word we all love to hate, but don’t necessarily love to talk about: UTI’s. As a sister, a daughter and a friend, I know I’m not alone when I say that this very painful issue has affected me. In fact, it’s something I’ve struggled with my entire life, many times because I simply didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. But to that I say no more! Ladies – it’s time we shattered the stigma and prioritized our urinary health by opening the conversation about bladder and UTI infections and tackling them!

 Today I’m so excited to partner up with AZO so I can open up that conversation with you all by sharing my personal battle with urinary health and how their amazing line of products have helped not only reduce the pain of these pesky infections, but helped to protect against future UTI’s.

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Travel Colorfully – The Greenbrier Resort

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If you follow me on instagram, then you might remember a little girl’s trip I took with my momma to visit the gorgeous Greenbrier Resort earlier this year. From the magic of Dorothy Draper’s strikingly colorful, traditional interior style to the historical traditions rooted in Southern charm, not to mention the more-than 55 activities on the 11,000 acre property, if the The Greenbrier doesn’t already top your must-visit list, you’ll be adding it very soon! I already shared a peek at one of my fave rooms at The Greenbrier and the stunning outdoor pool here on the blog, but today I’m SO excited to finally share my full review of America’s Resort (and you’ll see why it took me so long – there are so many pictures!!).

Click through giant round- up of photos of the breath-taking resort and my recommendations of things to see, eat, and do while visiting The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

PS – don’t forget, you can get a FREE room upgrade when you book your stay at The Greenbrier with code VANDI. 

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Be The Hostess With The Mostest This Summer

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CRACKERS: c/o Wholey Cheese  //  COLD SHOULDER TOP: BP.  //  WHITE SKINNY JEANS: similar SP Black  //  TROPICAL PRINT WEDGES: Schutz  //   EARRINGS: c/o Lisi Lerch   //  PLATES: Anthropologie  //  PINEAPPLE CUP: c/o Stag & Hen  //  SUNNIES: Karen Walker  //  CUFF BRACELET: c/o Julie Vos

Summertime always calls for celebration. Whether an outdoor barbecue with friends or a wine night with the girls, the long days and warm temperatures are reason enough to plan a gathering, so you always want to be prepared to host. Today I’m so excited to partner with a brand you may have heard of, Snyder’s of Hanover, to talk about my top five summer hostess tips and how their Wholey Cheese baked crackers can take a little bit of the stress of out hosting.

Click through to read my tips so you can be the hostess with the mostest this summer.

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