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There are three things I never leave the house without: A clutch, Vaseline for my lips (I have never been much of a lipstick girl) and my cell phone (duh!). Using a clutch has been key to keeping me extra organized, especially while traveling. I love being able to find all of my essentials without having to dig around in my tote.

I have been spending the past week in Vail, Colorado and I have made sure to have my trusty Vaseline lip tins with me at all times. Let’s be honest, no one wants dry, cracked lips in the mountains or on the slopes. Remember when I told you how much I love those cute little Vaseline lip tins?  Well, Gigi New York partnered with the brand to help keep me even more organized (and with a monogram- what else could a girl ask for). Especially being in the dry air, my cute lip tin holder has been a lifesaver. It has been clipped onto my tote bag, in my clutch and I even had one in my ski jacket. I mean what girl doesn’t want another excuse for a monogram.  :)

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Gigi New York Clutch (c/o) / Gigi New York Monogrammed Lip Tin (c/o) / Heidi Merrick Drake Tee / J.Brand Jeans / Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots / Celiné Sunglasses (similar)

Now until March 19th*, with every personalized GiGi New York purchase of $100+, you will receive a free customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin and monogrammed leather Lip Therapy Tin holder. If you purchase the leather holder separately, you will receive the item monogrammed at no charge, along with a FREE customized Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin. Visit for more details. *While supplies last.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GiGi New York and Vaseline, but all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the partnerships that keep A Dash of Details up and running! 


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There are 3 must-have items when packing for a beach getaway. Well, if you count my phone, magazines and the makings for a margarita then there are more than 3.  :) Before I left for the Caribbean, I made sure to bring along these items.


You may have seen my new beach tote in this post, but this Mar Y Sol bag was a game changer on my latest beach vacay. Not only did it fit perfectly atop of my carry-0n when traveling, but it also fit everything under the sun when heading to the beach.  Two towels, a change of clothes, lots of magazines and even my new straw hat (guys, I never thought I was a hat person until I found this one.) Let’s just say, this is a must-have item when heading to the sand.


Right before my trip, Vaseline sent me their new lip tins to test out and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only are they the perfect size to fit in my Truffle pouch but I have a little beauty secret thanks to my great-grandmother. I have been using this trick for years, so naturally it is only fitting I spill my secrets with you today. The trick: add a little Vaseline to your eyelids and lips. It’s that simple! The sheen from the balm creates a glowing effect. It is perfect if you don’t want to wear makeup at the beach but still achieves that fresh-faced look. I tried the Rosy Lips tin for a little hint of color and I have to say, it totally did the trick.  The best part about these $3.50 Target finds, they come in four different flavors in cute colorful tins.


Nothing is more necessary at the beach or pool than a pair of your favorite shades, sunscreen and a big sunhat.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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* This post was sponsored by Vaseline. I love their lip tins and now have them in my bags, at my desk and in my bedside table. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible!