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This week we're talking travel! Specifically the bag that changes the game. Gone are the days of digging and digging through your bag! Gone are the days of completely emptying your bag on the counter in frustration! Say hello to the chic see-through cosmetics case: 

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This is the Truffle Clarity Jestset Cosmetics Case. As you can see, the perfect size coupled with the see-through capability, makes for the answer to all your travel bag prayers. Bonus! Its a structured bag that makes for easy packing. This little beauty also comes in a light grey or blush pink option for every type of guy or gal! 

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Whaddup merch fam! Its your favorite day of the week again! This week we're talking quick and easy, on the go! Its summer, we're sweating, we're working out, we're at the pool, we're playing with the kids in the yard, its getting icky and sticky! I'm sure you're tempted, like we are, to start over showering but I'm here to tell ya, thats not a good call. It over dries the skin, and does more harm than good. Stay clean this summer with our favorite new face wipes! 

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Swipe along the face and freshen up with these bad boys! Clean AF on the go face wipes, we can't get over this cute AF name. Pair them with the Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes and you're extra fresh and good to go! 

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Hey friends! Today we're here with another summer favorite! As you know we've been posting in the vein of skincare, and lighter coverage makeup products. Summer is all about that dewy, healthy skin, glow. This week we're talking lip products! 

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil! We love this product for a multitude of reasons. Not only are you getting a lip smoothing moisturizing treatment, it is offering a hint of color to even out the lips and create a juicy effect. This product is perfect for the ladies that like to lay out, gone are the days of dried lips! In 7 shades, you are sure to find the perfect one for you! 

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If you're not into lip oils, you're going to love this one! Tom Ford Soleil Lip Balm! You get the same benefits as the lip oil, just in a balm format if you prefer that texture. There are three other shades not pictured here. 

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Here is a third option, Tarte Quench Lip Rescue Balm, similar to the Tom Ford, however this one is cruelty free and vegan friendly! 

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This week we're here to tell you about the perfect addition to your next summer party! Who doesn't love wine? I know we all do! Sometimes it can be inconvenient with the amount of glasses, and if you start to have a little too much fun with your friends, you have to be mindful of the fact that wine glasses can be quite delicate. When you're camping, or on a float, you may as well kiss drinking wine goodbye....UNTIL NOW!!!!

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CANNED WINE?! Can you believe it?! We couldn't, so of course we had to try it, and we're here to tell you that they are BOMB. We love this stuff and so do all of our salon clients. Unfortunately this is one post that I can't link a purchase site. However, I CAN (see what I did there?) tell you where we buy them, Trader Joes! Pick up your pack today and you CAN ;) thank us later. 

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This week we're back with an incredible product from Armani. We love tinted moisturizer for those lighter coverage days. Days where you either don't have time to put on a full face, or days when you're going to the gym or a class, or when you simply want a little extra something at the pool instead of your bare face. This product is a game changer: 

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This product gives you a lightweight, even wash of color while protecting you from the sun with SPF 35. It also doubles as skin care! Armani Prima Color Control Glow Moisturizer is formulated with Moringa oleifera extract, Vitamin E and Adenosine, reviving the complexion with long-lasting hydration. Blurring fine lines and blemishes and giving you that "glow from within" look, this product should be a staple in everyone's summer routine! 

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Ok so this week's fav is not exactly "merch," but it is a MUST for all of our brides as well as a general summer must. So here's the thing! Skincare is important in summer because you're probably wearing less makeup than you normally do, because lets face it...most of it is melting off in the pool. We want to look and feel our best in our most natural state here in St.Louis during the summer months, and the best place to start is with regular facials. 

As for our brides: GIRL! MAKEUP GOES ON WAY BETTER WITH CLEAR/SMOOTH SKIN. I'm sure you've heard this before but we thought we'd say it again. We specialize in airbrush foundation (yes we use other foundations at the request of the client/skin condition), because of the way airbrush foundation works, its best to rid your face of any vellus hair. If you're not sure what vellus hair is, let me explain. Picture a peach, its those tiny little fuzziest that, unfortunately, we humans also have. HAHA! With the vellus hair on your skin, the airbrush can tend to sit directly on top of it instead of your skin, making the hair look a lot more noticeable... if there's one thing in life I'm sure of, we don't want to have visible hair on our face. :) In addition to vellus hair, there is only so much makeup can do for texture, we can cover discoloration, etc. but a bump is just that, a bump. In order to reduce these and the vellus hair problem, we strongly recommend regular facials leading up to the big day starting, at minimum, once a month six months out. The week of the event, we recommend getting the Dermaplane treatment to rid your face of vellus hair. 

You're probably wondering where the best place in St.Louis is, and we have just the place for you! The Avani Derm Spa. They offer anything and everything your face could possibly need! Facials, laser treatments, spray tans, injectables, etc. This is where we go, so we KNOW you'd love it too! Being that we are speaking to a wide variety of skin types, we recommend booking your consultation/services directly through them based on your needs. We have conveniently linked their website below where you can read all about their services and find their location and phone number. 

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Today we're bringing you something a little different, but something we feel is the perfect addition to a beach vacation. I'm sure some of you can relate to the summer being a little stressful, wether its because of travel (I mean, who likes the PROCESS of traveling #readyforteleportationtobeathing) multiple kids activities, or the kids are just home WAY too much ;). Summer isn't what it used to be when we were little, so we have the perfect recommendation on how to C H I L L.  

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You're probably wondering, what on earth Headspace is. Its a guided meditation app! I don't know about ya'll but, meditating can be so difficult but with this app, it takes you right into that sweet spot with little to no effort on your part! Here's the dirt, straight from the website: 

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Ever since Leigh started using this app, she's felt an improvement both in mood and sleeping ability. The thing she likes about it is that, as a busy gal, she doesn't have a lot of time to sit down and meditate, but this app has little tiny meditation sessions that work super well in a pinch! We're all for it! Find it in your App Store and give it a go!

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We're back with another summer favorite! We all love body moisture, but as we all know, its summer in St.Louis which means we're trading out our thick body creams for dry oils and things of the like. Moisturizing your skin is the key to keeping it looking younger and more vibrant, along with exfoliation. Our favorite time to moisturize? Fresh out of the shower after a good body scrub. We've found the perfect, light, easy to apply product for the warmer months:

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We know it says hair in bold letters in the title, but honestly, we don't use it on our hair. We use this solely for our body. It is the perfect dry oil mist that comes in an aerosol container making it super easy to apply. Mist it over skin, rub it in, and it sinks right into the skin without leaving an oily residue on your body or hands. And it smells like rose!!!! We know what you're thinking, your grandma used to use rose perfumes, but I promise it is not an overwhelming scent. Its light, fresh, and perfect for summer.

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Do you remember those 4 color pens? They had red, green, blue, and black? Well! They've taken that idea and made it better, a 4 color lining pen!!! I never though I'd see the day, but I gotta say, its pretty genius, and perfect for your summer travels!

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This pen has three colors for eyes and one for lips, all in one product! Its literally the size of a pen, perfect for traveling! It has a deep black, a grey, a brown, and a red! Its a brilliant product, and I can't believe they made this HAHA! Who woulda thought? 

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Its that time again! Your favorite day of the week! Sticking with the theme of summer/sunshine we have an incredible eye cream to recommend to you! It corrects, protects, and addresses all of your delicate eye area's concerns. If you're looking for an eye cream with SPF (which you should be, we've talked about this before) that is also a CONCEALER, look no further. This baby is your new baby! 

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The website has some pretty intense claims, and we gotta say, it lives up to the hype: 

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Danielle uses this every day and swears by it! You can purchase it below:

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Today we're talking about glow! The trend for the passed year or so has been blinding highlight! Highlight that you can see from the moon. We all know that wearing a lot of makeup in summer, especially in St.Louis, is less than ideal so its time to start moving into more natural, glow from within looks. We have the perfect product for you! 

The Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting stick in the color Champagne Flash. We honestly can't say enough about this product. It blends seamlessly into the skin, and provides a natural, but also visible glow from within. It is also multi-look use! Meaning, you can wear this will a full face, or on a bare face to bring some life back into your skin. This stick is honestly perfect for summer pool days as well. Swipe a little on the highest points of your cheeks, on the cupid's bow, a bit down the nose, tap it out with your finger and suddenly you're a goddess! If you want to be a little extra at the pool, throw some on the front of your shoulders for an extra sun kissed look. 

The bonus? It is CRUELTY FREE!!!  

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Well friends, summer is on its way and we have a feeling its coming in with a vengeance. Lets be real, summer is always pretty intense in St.Louis, between the sunshine and the humidity its pretty excruciating. So! What's the number one thing you need to do in the summer no matter what you're doing? PROTECT YOUR SKIN!!! We can't say this enough. Outside of the obvious health complications the sun can cause such as skin cancer (sorry to be a Debbie-downer but this is reality we're living in) it can also lead to rapid aging!!! I know ya'll want to prevent that at all costs like we do, so here's whats in our purse all day every day during the summer: 

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This product claims to be good for all skin types, totally invisible, and weightless, and we have to say, it lives up to its claims! This product is our ride or die, and I'm not sure you could convince us otherwise. One of our favorite parts? IT IS COMPLETELY SCENTLESS, gone are the days of deciding between SPF or perfume. You can use this on your face as well as your last step before makeup as it works as a great primer as well. Multi purpose products? YES PLEASE. The bonus? It is clinically tested and cruelty free!

 

 

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Today we're talking skincare! Specifically, we're talking spot-treatment, and quite possibly the most versital one on the market. 

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We love this product for multiple reasons. The first reason is that it works, and it works fast, who doesn't want that kind of power in a product? Salicylic acid and glycolic acid work in tandem to help clarify skin. Salicylic acid helps to relieve inflammation and redness and glycolic acid exfoliates the skin, helping to minimize clogged pores. The second reason is that it is completely transparent, meaning you can wear it during the day, under makeup or on top of makeup! WHAT?! Total game changer. In the past, we've had to wear our spot treatment at night because of the color of the product, its not necessarily cute to walk around with dried peach cream plastered in spots on your face. This means that you get a longer wear time out of this product, which also means a fast heal time! The packaging on this product also looks like a normal lip gloss, so its discreet, and most people would never know what it is! Bonus reason to love this product? ITS VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE! WOOOOO!! CUE THE CHAMPAGNE TOAST!

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Alright friends! Ready for our newest obsession? I hope you are because this thing is a game changer in SO MANY WAYS! We can't rave enough about this product! 

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I bet you weren't expecting us to discuss a pillow case, but ya better believe it! This pillow case is the new answer to all your skin/hair woes. Not only does it actually hold up to the claims on the box, but it helps those with acne issues as well! Trust us, you'll love it, and all the lovely hues it comes in. Click the button below to get yours today! 

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Hello friends! We're back with another product we've been loving! We're ending the winter season, but if you're anything like us, it takes our skin a little while to get used to the weather change, particularly the lips! We have the perfect fix for ya! 

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 Infused with rose butter, rose flower essential wax, rose hip oil, and oil extracts of black rose and pastel rose, this scrub leaves the lips and lip contour hydrated and nourished. The best part? THE BALM ISN'T STICKY! We at Danielle Style are highly particular about whether or not a product is sticky on the lips, and we are happy to note that this balm is far from it! Hit the buttons below to pick up the products!

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HOLD EVERYTHING! I know what you straight hair guys and gals must be thinking: "why should I read a post about a curly hair product, I don't have curly hair?" Well, let me tell you why! Not only is this product amazing for curly hair, because obvs, its in the title...BUT it is the absolute BEST crime fighting styling lotion we've ever found. Yes, we consider static a crime. Just a little pea sized amount of this stuff will knock your socks off if you're like us and get static like CRAZY in the winter. You can use this in your damp hair before blow drying or you can use it as a finisher, and the best part is, its relatively weightless so you won't be dealing with that greasy look if you choose to use it as a finisher. In addition to all of these benefits, its cheap and lasts years! Find it at the link below: 

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Today we're talking primer. We've all noticed that the current trend in makeup is flawless, glowing skin. If you're like our artist Leigh the sound of glowing skin sounds great, but us oily gals know that its so hard to do without looking sweaty mid day. We have the perfect product for you! 

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Not only is this a great product for oily gals looking for that perfect glow, its great for ALL skin types including sensitive skin, which is a total God-send. Its rare to find a primer/moisturizer that truly works for all skin types, but this one takes the cake for sure. It lives up to its claims of brightening, smoothing, reducing pore visibility, and leaving skin with a natural, dewy glow. It is also formulated without parabens or sulfates, which is even better! The cherry on top? ITS CRUELTY FREE!!! YAAAAAAS!!! 

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Hello friends! We hope you had a great holiday week and are starting off your year feeling energized and happy! 

This week we are back with a new product, one we've never discussed on our blog before. BRUSHES! You see us posting about makeup and skin care, but what about the things we use to apply them?! We have the perfect thing for you. 

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Morphe brushes! We can't get enough. At this incredibly low price point, it is almost impossible to ignore. We've talked about this brand in a past post, not only do they create absolutely incredible makeup products for low cost, they also create incredible brushes. In fact, this brand started with brushes and graduated to makeup products, recently adding faux lashes to their repertoire, which we have yet to try but will certainly get back to you on that. 

This brush set here was selected by the famed makeup artist Jaclyn Hill. She has compiled a set of her favorite brushes, and we have to say, they are to die for. The best part about this set is that its an actual COMPLETE set, which is quite rare to find. This set has everything you need to create the perfect look, and then some for the more creative makeup user. 

If you feel like the set is too large, they break down each brush and their uses so you can buy a few separately if you so choose! I have included a link to the set below for your purchasing convenience!

23 Ways to Slay. Jaclyn’s faves, why she loves them and how she uses them...

E18 - “My favorite pencil brush. It's so soft and blends out your shadow so smoothly.” (synthetic bristles)

M441 - “This brush allows you to get a beautiful even wash of color quickly because the bristles are perfectly round.” (goat bristles)

E17 - “This brush is a little stiffer, but comes in handy when you really want to pack on product and blend it out.” (synthetic bristles)

R37 - “This is the first brush I pick up every time I do my eyeshadow.” (goat bristles)

M573 - “Ideal for applying matte shadows in a hurry.” (goat bristles)

M518 - “I use this one specifically in windshield wiper motions to blend out stubborn shadows.” (goat bristles)

M433 - “The holy grail blending brush. I don't think I could do my eyeshadow without this one.” (goat bristles)

M513 - “Since this blending brush is a little shorter with tapered hairs, you can really carve out your crease & get precise blending.” (goat bristles)

M506 - “This brush changed the eyeshadow game. It's ideal for blending out a cut crease. Its tiny shape makes it so easy to not be sloppy.” (sable bristles)

E36 - “My go to for inner corner highlight." (synthetic bristles)

M213 - “So great for applying highlight to the brow bone, inner corner of the eye & adding pops of color to the lid.” (sable bristles)

M432 - “I use this brush every day when applying shadow on my lower lash line or to smoke out my upper lash line.” (synthetic bristles)

E41 - “The biggest & best brush for applying powder all over the face. Get the job done quick too cause it's so huge. That's what she said ;) (synthetic bristles)

R2 - “My favorite bronzer brush ever! It can make a patchy bronzer look flawless I swear.” (synthetic bristles)

E8 - “I love this for applying foundation when you want a really full coverage or to cover up a blemish.” (synthetic bristles)

M504 - “This is the perfect brush for applying a shadow all over the lid or a wash of color in the crease.” (sable bristles)

M510 - “The BEST highlighting brush!” (goat bristles)

M438 - “I love this brush for applying powder to my undereye area. The tapered hairs make it so easy to get in the inner corner for a smooth application.” (sable bristles)

M530 - “This brush is so universal for anything on the face. I use it to apply blush, contour & dust awake my powder when I bake.” (natural bristles)

M437 - “Another amazing brush for contouring you can get so precise with this brush.” (sable bristles)

E47 - “I can't live without this brush. You can use it for your nose contour or to clean up your eye shadow with translucent powder.” (synthetic bristles)

R10 - “This brush is a dream to contour with. You're able to achieve a soft blended contour so effortlessly.” (synthetic bristles)

M439 - “My ride or die foundation brush!!”(synthetic bristles)

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This week we're talking about glitter and shimmer eyeshadows. NYE is this Sunday, what better way to get festive than to glam up you eyes with some sparkle?! Scared of glitter? Looking for a fool proof and easy way to get the look? Look no further, Stila has done it!

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The glitter and glow liquid eye shadows are INCREDIBLE. They do not crease as the night goes on, and they apply like a dream. You don't have to be a skilled makeup artist to use these babies. They come in 12 shades for the glitter finish and 6 shades in the shimmer finish. "Get maximum sparkle with minimal fall out," claims Sephora.com, and I gotta say, they're dead on with this description. 

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If you feel like the glitter is a little much for you, they also have a new shimmer range, available in 11 shades. You can expect the same results as the glitter range, minus the glitter of course. Its still a great way to get a glow without being too extra! 

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Double the Bride, Double the Beautiful

We couldn't help but make a post about these two. Not only were they incredibly easy during the booking process with our manager, Leigh, they were absolute dolls at their trials. I knew from the moment I met them we'd have fun on the big day, and that we did. Here are a few of our favorite photos from the day:

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We would like to thank Cindy Lee Photography for allowing us to use her absolutely beautiful images for our blog. I have attached a link to her website below if you're interested in viewing more of her work, SPOILER ALERT: its AMAZING.