Mid - Week Must

Hey friends! We’re back this week with another skin care product!

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Sunday Riley Good Genes should be a staple in everyone’s skin care routine. It is a chemical exfoliant that helps fight the aging process by exfoliating, plumping fine lines and evening texture, reducing the appearance of hyper pigmentation and increasing circulation for radiance. This treatment is great for all skin types, oily, dry, combination, you name it! This product is an AHA, therefor you’ll want to pair it with a sunscreen as it will make your skin a little more sensitive to the sun. The great thing about Sunday Riley is that all their products are formulated to work safely with all of their other products! THE BONUS: this product is cruelty free!

I have included some extra tips below straight from the Sephora website:

-Layer under Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream to fight the appearance of stubborn hyperpigmentation. 
-Layer on top of Luna Sleeping Night Oil (or use Good Genes in the morning and Luna at night) for anti-aging radiance and the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin.  
-Can be applied under foundation as a radiance primer, without any oiliness. 
-Can be combined with Ceramic Slip (two pumps of Good Genes and one pump Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser) for a "Flash Facial" mask.  
-Leave on for one to 10 minutes for an immediately radiant, deep detox facial.

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Today we’re here with one of our favorite skincare products! This is great for the dryer seasons, fall and winter. If you’re sick of suffering from dry skin, we have the product for you!

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This mask is great for any skin type that suffers from overall dryness or dry patches, while helping with any dullness as a result of dry skin. This hydrating mask soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts. Skin looks instantly renewed, radiant, and ready for anything. The BONUS: its formulated without sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. We love “clean” skincare!

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Today we’re talking full coverage foundation. If you suffer from acne, extreme redness, or any sort of hyper pigmentation, you’ll love these! At Daniellestyle we’re constantly trying new products and from the moment these products hit our faces, we just knew.

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First up is the YSL All Hours Foundation! With claims of 24 hour wear, we were intrigued, although no one should wear foundation for 24 hours, sometimes we have long days so if it can last 16 hours, thats fantastic! The second this foundation touched our skin we knew it was perfection. High pigmentation, super full coverage, blendable, lightweight, and it doesn’t oxidize (get darker after it dries down) or look cakey. Our favorite part? It has a skin-like finish, not too matte, but not too dewy. With that said, if you have super oily skin you will benefit from using a mattifying primer prior to applying your foundation. We would say it is great for most skin types, however you may not love it if your skin is dry. This lovely foundation comes in 36 colors ranging from super fair skin to deep skin tones. If Leigh’s lily white complexion can find a match, we’re sure you can! ;)

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Next up is the MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Talk about high coverage! This bad boy packs a punch as well. It is very long wearing and VERY matte and controls oil as it wears. If you’re oily, you’ll love this guy, if you’re dry, you probably won’t be a fan. I will say a little goes a long way and you have to be careful to not over-use as it WILL cake up if you do. Other than that, this foundation is a dream in a bottle! Coming in 60 shades, you can count on finding a shade that matches your skin tone. The great thing about MAC is they take your undertone (cool or warm) into account as well, which really helps to get that PERFECT color match. This has been a long time favorite for full coverage skin.

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Finally we have Maybelline Fit Me - Matte and Poreless. We thought we would include this one for those of you who may have a teen girl at home struggling with acne. Surprisingly, this foundation is one of the best on the market, competing with luxury brands as well. High coverage, long wearing, lightweight, and affordable. We never thought we’d say it, but Maybelline has really stepped up their game! With 40 shades ranging from very fair to deep you are sure to find one that fits you…..see what I did there? ;)

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Now that we’re celebrating all things cold, lets talk dry skin, because HONEY WE’RE ALL ABOUT TO GET IT. If you’re anything like us you get dry skin in the fall and winter months because there is less moisture in the air. This can cause quite the problem when applying any kind of makeup products to the face. While makeup is a great tool to hide our imperfections and bring out features that we like about ourselves, its not a miracle worker and can’t fix texture. We always say makeup is only as good as the skin underneath, so its best to take care of it! We’re no stranger to writing about skincare, but what about the tools? Lets talk your new Must, the Clarisonic!

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Coming in a wide variety of models and colors, you can’t go wrong with any of them. The Clarisonic is the perfect way to exfoliate dead skin and push your cleanser deep into your pores causing the deepest clean you’ll ever get! The benefits are endless, anti-aging, reduce acne, removes all the left over makeup your makeup wipe didn’t get, smaller pores, and the list goes on! We all have one and we think its time you pick up yours! ;)

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We’re getting into Fall/Winter months which means we’re beginning to wear Fall/Winter nail polish colors! YAY!! I hope you guys are as excited as we are! We’re going to talk about some of our favorite polish brands as well as staple colors from each of those brands, so grab a snack, this may be a long one!

First up is OPI! A long time favorite for most nail polish lovers! The applicator to this polish is to die for, the perfect width to get an even application. OPI carries a wide range of colors, quite possibly the widest range on the market so you are sure to find one you love! Long lasting and durable, you can’t go wrong with OPI. Here are some of our favorite colors:

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Tell Me About It Stud - If you love Grease as much as Leigh does, you’ll really appreciate the name of this true red nail polish. You may think its a little bright for fall and winter, but honestly, we think red is one of those year-round colors that you can’t go wrong with.

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Yes My Condor Can-do! - From the newest Fall/Winter collect. The PERFECT berry shade!

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Lincoln Park After Dark - Perhaps one of the most iconic OPI shades of all time. Anyone who’s anyone wears this bad boy at this time of year! A nice deep plum shade is the perfect accent to the cold winer months.

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Olive For Green - Quite possibly the only wearable green on earth. Perfect army green for fall!

Next up we’re talking Morgan Taylor, newer to us but we fell in love instantly with the formula and long wearing capability, even with our hands always being in water, this baby LASTS! Their line isn’t wide as OPI’s but theres still a favorite in there that we MUST mention.

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Sweater Weather - Leigh’s most beloved grey polish. A little bit of a blue base but DANG this one is a diamond in the rough!

Finally we have reach KL Polish, a smaller indie brand but equally as good as the aforementioned brands, and BONUS: CRUELTY FREE!

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1435 - THE PERFECT DENIM BLUE. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a shade quite like this, definitely a must have!

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Aquarius - Super unique nude, giving us Kim K./Yeezy vibes.

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Wishbone - A nice soft grey/bone color for those of you that don’t want to go super bold but you still want something different that spring/fall!

We encourage all of you to choose whatever shade suits your fancy of course! These are just a few of our staples!

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Make Up For Ever recently released a new product and we are OBSESSED! The Artist Color Pencil comes in 39 shades ranging from nudes to fun pinks/blues/purples and can be used for anything ranging from eyeliner, lipliner, and brows! How cool is that?! Want to rock a hot pink brow? Now you can! HAHA! Truly, we know most of you won’t do that, but its nice to have the option right? LOL! These pencils are BOMB AF! They’re creamy, long wearing, easy to apply, and the first of its kind. Plus they’re super cute, they look like colored pencils you use when you’re a kid, how fun. Our favorite shades for lips? Universal Earth, Completely Sepia, and Boundless Berry!

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Its getting to be that time of year where everyone feels comfortable wearing a little bit more makeup on their face because the St.Louis weather won't be melting it off here soon! YAY! Let us rejoice in the autumn breeze (but like, lets hurry the hell up am I right?!)

Today we're talking primer! Specifically, the Veil Mineral Primer from Hourglass. We've spoken about Hourglass before, they can truly do no wrong, and dang do we love this baby! It is oil-free and reduces the appearance of redness, pores, and wrinkles - CAN I GET AN AMEN?! It is the first step in your makeup application following skincare. It is ideal for all skin types too which is awesome for our readers! When I say ya need to buy it, I mean, drop everything and click the button below! BONUS: ITS 100% CRUELTY FREE!!! 

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Last week we talked curly hair, this week we're talking straight hair! We have the BEST flat iron to recommend to you. We've tried several brands, several different plate materials, and we have found our holy grail flat iron. 

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The Croc Original Flat Iron. This thing gets your hair straighter than straight with minimal effort thanks to the titanium plates. Gone are the days of going over a section more than once! Pair it with your favorite heat protectant and you won't be sorry! 

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This week we're here for the curly gals! We know how much you can struggle with curly hair texture, on a constant quest for the perfect product that gives you hold, but is also soft, but not too heavy so the curls don't fall. We're here to say, we have found the perfect cocktail for you!

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Equal parts of these two products will give you exactly what you're looking for. We and our curly girls swear by it! 

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Your favorite day is here and we're back with another favorite of ours ;) If you struggle with redness, irritated skin, or sensitive skin, you'll love this bad boy. Unfortunately Danielle recently had a viral infection in her skin that caused multiple breakouts and redness throughout her face. After properly medicating the issue, she was still left with redness and was looking for a way to solve the problem and found the First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum. 

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As you can see on the packaging, this little guy claims to help skin look calm, relieve visible redness, and reduce the appearance of flare ups, and we have to say, it definitely lives up to the promises. It is allergy tested and BONUS: CRUELTY FREE! YAY! 

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We're here with another skincare product we've been loving. If you have excessively oily skin or are acne prone, you will love this gem! This product does exactly what it says its going to do. If you struggle with large pores, acne and blemishes, or oiliness, this product helps to control all of those things. Leave on for 20 minutes once a week and you're golden! While its on your face you will notice little dots forming, this is a vacuum extraction, so you know its working. We swear by this guy! 

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You saw the pen we posted with eye liner and lip liners. We found another product similar to this, but, arguably, better! This neat, convenient pen is packing not one, not two, not three, but FOUR shades of nude lip liner. Who doesn't love a good nude lip, especially for everyday? You can use one at a time or create a fuller lip with lip contour. For this, we recommend outlining in a darker nude, and then filling in with a lighter nude in the pen. Once you have it on, you might think, "Wow, I look crazy!" never fear, tap it out with your finger and you're all set! 

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This week we have something a little different. It tastes good and it works wonders! I bet you're wondering what it could be. 

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Our favorite lip scrub! If you suffer from dry lips, you'll love this guy. It also doubles as a tasty treat, coming in six delicious flavors of Brown Sugar, Coconut, Pink Grapefruit, Red Velvet, Sparkling Peach, and Vanilla Bean! We can confidently say that they all taste great! Leaving your lips soft and supple, formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalate, and gluten! 

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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!