Summer Glow with Clarins

Summer is the time of year I really start thinking about my skin. Maybe its the extra time in the sun, the extra sweat, or all the occasions that call for no make-up. Whatever it is, I’m always on the lookout for great products to add to my skin care routine. 
I’m interrupting our trip to Utah to tell you about a new necessity for my skin (I blessed Clairins when the bottle was under 3 ounces and I could bring it on the plane). I’ve been using Clarin’s Double Serum daily for the past month as part of their 30 Days of Beautiful challenge and here are a few of the things I noticed:
  • My skin is more smooth, soft, and supple: I’ve been using it each morning after my cleanser and before my moisturizer. 
  • My skin tone is more even and seems to have more of a natural glow. 
  • My pores are smaller and my skin is clearer (although the latter may be due to the bit of sun I’ve gotten the past few weeks here in Utah or the switch to my makeup routine I talked about here).
At 23, I didn’t think I needed to be using any kind of serum (I’m still young right?) but I am loving the effect of Clarin’s Double Serum on my skin. 
I have also been loving the added incentive to notice the beauty around us (and heaven knows there is lots of it here in Utah). As part of the Clarin’s #30daysofbeautiful sweepstakes, I’ve been snapping pictures on instagram of the beauty around me. In the past two weeks we’ve spent most of our time up in the mountains, in dusty spandex and dirty climbing shoes. There has been little occasion for makeup, accessories, or pretty clothes. Despite this, or maybe because of it, its been wonderful to find the real beauty in everything, from the majestic grandeur of the mountains on either side of us in the canyons to the tiny little flowers on the forest floor. Nature’s beauty is something I’ll never get tired of (although all this vacationing/climbing has worn me out…trying not to count down the days till I sleep in my own bed). 
What have you been finding beauty in lately? 
I would also LOVE to know what are musts in your skin care routine – please share! 

top: Lucky Brand
denim: Lucky Brand
D’orsay Flats: c/o Lulus
bracelet: c/o Leila
P.S. When we get back to Cincinnati I’ll have lots more pictures/updates from our life these past few weeks but it has been wonderful to keep my computer unopened a lot of these days. In the past week I’ve read three books, climbed a few mountains, and taken the occasional afternoon nap. 
P.P.S. Last week I finally got a haircut and Brittlynn convinced me to add a little summer ombre to my hair. My conditions were that it not be too drastic and that it require no upkeep (she’s the only one I’ll have dye my hair and she’s a thousand miles away). For any girls looking for cut, style, or color – I have no stronger recommendation than Brittlynn (but don’t ask her for stories of when we lived together, because that would be too embarrassing 😉


Clarins combines two age-defying formulas into one ground breaking serum that firms skin, reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and minimizes pores. 90% of women find it more effective that their current serum. Proven for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.

Compensation was provided by Clarins USA. via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clarins USA.

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  1. You look so fantastic! I love the new hair, and I really love the subtle curls that you have this time. Wishing I could see you in Utah this month!

  2. I was going to comment on how fab your hair looked before I read that you got it done! I'm so envious of your outfit as well!