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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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27 of my Favorite Things

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DRESS: c/o Chicwish  //  BALLOONS: c/o Pretty Goods ATX  //  SHOES: c/o Irregular Choice  //  EARRINGS: similar Oscar de la Renta

Happy Thursday friends!! Today happens to be my 27 birthday, and after the popularity of my 2 year blogiversary post explaining 24 things you may or may not know about me (like that my family owns a funeral home business or that I met my husband on Facebook in high school) and my 26th birthday post commemorating 25 highlights from year 25 last year, I decided to do another personal post. This time I’m celebrating 27 by rounding up 27 of my favorite things (because let’s be honest, I’m not always going to be counting when it comes to birthdays!)

With so many “favorites lists” out there (remember when that was trending on Facebook years ago?!), it was hard to choose which to include in the 27, so I tried to go for questions/favorites that we’re out of the ordinary or that I could definitely speak to. So, here it goes! Click on the read more button to read about more-than-just-a-few of my favorite things, plus – get the full scoop on this fun and flirty outfit featuring the cutest ruffle sleeve cold shoulder dress.

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Eat, Stay, Play – A Palm Beach Travel Guide

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Happy weekend loves!! Today I’m so excited to be introducing a new travel series here on Vandi Fair. “Eat, Play, Stay” will be a complete travel guide on where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more tips I’ve picked up when traveling to cities I’ve recently visited. To start the series off, I’m talking about a place Cole and I recently visited for the first time and instantly fell in love – Palm Beach, Florida.

From where to stay to when to go, I’m spilling all the insider details on how to plan the ultimate trip to Palm Beach. Click on the read more button below to get my ultimate travel guide for visiting this beautiful island escape.

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Farmhouse Living With MacKenzie-Childs

mackenzie-childs-farmhouseThere are those brands that we wear or have in our home simply because we like the way they look, and there are those that do just a little more in our lives. They tell a story, evoke our senses, and inspire the very way we live our lives. I’ve long known that MacKenzie-Childs falls in the latter of those categories, and earlier this month, I got to find out why for myself.

Nestled atop rolling fields of hay and blossoming gardens sits the charming MacKenzie-Childs farmhouse, a Victorian-style house that’s so picturesque, it feels as though a Virginia Lee Burton illustration from a children’s book has come to life before your eyes. In the quaint, historical town of Aurora, New York, you’re a long way from Texas, but it’s almost impossible to believe you’re in the same state that’s home to the hustle and bustle of NYC.

As you look just beyond the farmhouse, amidst the nostalgic chatter of roosters cuckooing, ducklings chirping and the all-too familiar (for this Texas girl) bellowing of cattle, you’ll find a former dairy farm-restored- MacKenzie-Childs palace. This is the MacKenzie-Childs Headquarters, a whimsical, wondrous property I thought only existed in fairytales.

Keep reading to explore the magic of the Mackenzie-Childs headquarters and the brand’s home town of Aurora, New York…an experience I was so lucky to be a part of earlier this spring.

SHOP MY FAVES FROM MACKENZIE-CHILDS

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My Top 3 Packing Tips

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RED SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  PURPLE SUITCASE: c/o Lipault  //  TEAL WHEELED DUFFEL: c/o Lipault  //  TOP: Chelsea 28  //  JEANS: Topshop  //  PUMPS: c/o Sam Edelman  //  BANDANA: Nordstrom  //  SUNNIES: Prada  //  EARRINGS: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar

Confession: I used to absolutely dread packing for a trip. I avoided it like the plague and would often wait until the morning I was leaving to pack or stay up until after midnight the night before (which always gave me zombie status on my first day of travel). Since I began blogging and have started traveling much more in the last couple of years, I’ve quickly learned that having a good packing strategy + the right luggage is key to a successful, stress-free trip.

I’m so excited to team up with my friends at Lipault and Dillard’s to share some of my best tips on packing perfection. Click on the read more button below to read my tips.

PS – calling all my DFW gals, I’ll be sharing the full scoop on my packing tips this Saturday, May 6th at the Dillard’s at Hulen Mall. Come join me at 1:00pm or 2:15pm to mix, mingle and hear all of my tips.

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