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This week we’re talking brows! We found the perfect pencil for those of you that are interested in a more natural looking brow with a product that is easy to use and especially perfect for beginners!

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First up we’re going to start with the Lancome Shaping Powdery Pencil. In 9 colors you’re sure to find the one for you! Softly fill in and define your brow with ease with this bad boy, comb through with the spoolie on the other end and your’e good to go!

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This week we’re discussing skincare. As many of you are experiencing dry skin, you’re probably wondering the best way to combat that. Dry flakey skin isn’t the cutest and you can’t cover it with makeup and quite honestly, makeup usually makes it look worse. We have a couple tips for you that you can do in-home!

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First you want to start by exfoliating your skin. We at Danielle Style SWEAR by the Clarisonic facial cleansing brush. With multiple different brush heads, you’re sure to find one that suits your skin. Not only will it exfoliate off the dead skin, but it also deep cleans so its great for oily/acne prone skin as well. Pair this guy with your favorite cleanser and you’re golden!

Following the exfoliation of your skin, you’ll want to bust out your moisturizer, there are a few on the market we enjoy, but luckily Clarisonic has paired up with Kiehl’s this year for a gift set. In the set, you’ll get you brush, your charging stand, and cleanser, a moisturizer, and a deep cleansing mask. If you’re extra dry, maybe save the mask for spring/summer when your skin is creating more oil. We love Kiehl’s, it is formulated without Parabens or Sulfates, this means that it is healthy for your skin. You’re guaranteed to get great results with this set.

Mid - Week Must Holiday Gift Guide Edition

We’ve gone through all of the available gift sets so you don’t have to! We will break these bad boys up into categories, feel free to skip ahead!

We’d like to begin with makeup:

  • Tarte - Pineapple of My Eye Gift Set. In this set you’ll get an eyeshadow palette, a cheek palette, an eyeliner, and a mascara. This gift set is perfect for a beginner or a teen that is ready to get started in the world of makeup. The eyeshadow palette is wearable and easy to use. We love Tarte shadows as they’re one of the easiest to use on the market. Valued at $354 you can’t beat there $59 price tag!

  • Stila - Glitter and Glow Highlighter and Eyeshadow Set. In this 6 piece set you’ll get 2 highlighter shades and 4 liquid eyeshadows. We’ve talked about this product in a previous blog post, and we still love it! This set is great for those of you that love glitz and glam! Valued at $70 you can’t beat the $30 price tag!

  • Tarte - Tartlette Vault. As mentioned above we LOVE Tarte shadows, they’re great for beginners as well as seasoned artists. We carry all three of these palettes in our bridal kits. This set is great for the working makeup artist, your friend who collects palettes, or the teen in your life. Buy this set and give it to one gal, or split it up and give it to three gals, and you’ll save some coin! Valued at $117, you can’t beat the $90 price tag!

  • Clinique - Get Cheeky Holiday Palette. Who doesn’t love blush? Pretty sure we can all agree that blush rules, wether you’re wearing a full glam makeup look or a “no-makeup” makeup look. Who doesn’t love variety? Pretty sure we all enjoy options too, this little palette is great for that. With three color choices, you’ll surely be satisfied with this guy! This palette is perfect for just about everyone.

Now that we’ve gone over our favorite makeup sets this year, lets talk skincare, after all, a good makeup application starts with good skin!

  • Olehenriksen Glow Brightly Radiane-Boosting Super Set. OK but seriously raise your hand if you want smooth, hydrated, even toned, glowing skin!!! Pretty sure we’re all raising our hands right now. This set will absolutely give you that and more. This set included the Banana Bright Eye Cream, C-Rush Brightening Gel Cream, Good Night Glow Retin - Alt Sleeping Cream, and the Truth Serum. Honestly, EVERYONE NEEDS THIS KIT.

  • Glam Glow The Problem Solver Kit. Featuring the SUPERMUD Mask and the SUPERCLEANSE cream to foam cleanser this kit is awesome for those of us that suffer from breakouts and need an overnight fix. I kid you not this mask is a game changer!

  • Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo. The best anti aging products in one set. These two products are great for the mature woman in your life, formulated with lactic acid and trans-retinol ester to exfoliate and brighten the skin, she will certainly thank you!

  • Sunday Riley Space Race. This trio is THE PERFECT SET for fighting acne. Leigh has suffered with hereditary acne for over ten years and with this trio, her breakouts are now few and far between. Use this set in conjunction with the Glam Glow set and you’ll be thanking the skincare gods FOR SURE. We can’t stress enough how great this trio is. If your teen has acne I beg of you to gift them this trio (throw in the glam glow duo for extra cool points!)

Now that we’ve covered skincare and makeup, lets talk hair tools. Who doesn’t love awesome hair tools that are user friendly and make you looks as though you just left the salon even though you did it at home in record time? WE DO! I know what you’re thinking, thats quite a tall order, but we have the perfect tool for you. Trust us.

  • Dyson Airwrap Styler. I can’t tell you how cool and futuristic this set is. Featuring three sizes of curling barrel, two round brush sizes, and one paddle brush, this set does all the work for you, all you have to do is lift your arm. The technology allows you to pick up a piece of hair, hold it next to the curling iron, and with air, it wraps it for you, you literally don’t have to do anything. If you don’t believe us, look it up on youtube. It’ll give you the full look from wet to dry with little to no effort on your end.

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The holidays are right around the corner, so of course we’re all starting to think about holiday makeup looks as many of us have multiple celebrations for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have the perfect eye shadow palettes for both day and night events, and we’ll tell you why!

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This warmed toned palette is everything you need and more for Thanksgiving and all of your other Autumn parties. Serving serious Fall Harvest vibes, the Tartlette Toasted palette is sure to turn heads. A nice mixture of shimmers and mattes will give you multiple looks, from simple and subtle, to dark and smoldering depending on your personal preference. We love this palette because its easy to use for beginners as it blends like a dream. We recommend using the shimmers with your finger tip to get the most color payoff. Another plus for this palette? Its great for summer evenings out too! It is formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and gluten for those of you who look for that in your makeup products.

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Urban Decay released this beauty last month and Leigh has yet to put it down since she’s purchased it. Urban Decay is tried and true when it comes to eyeshadow, and this Naked Cherry Palette is the perfect addition to your collection as we rarely see these shades in one palette. Perfect for winter, especially upcoming Christmas celebrations, you’ll surely get what you’re looking for out of this bad boy. Most of us don’t quite want red and green eye looks (EEK) so this palette offers the perfect compromise as it is cherry toned and more wearable. This palette is also very versatile with matte and shimmer shades, you can use it for soft/subtle looks or smoldering looks depending on what vibe you’re going for. Urban Decay’s palettes are also great for beginners as they’re buttery and easy to blend, again we recommend using the shimmers with a fingertip for the best color payoff. A bonus with this palette? The double sided brush is actually AWESOME! Rarely do the brushed that come with palettes work as well as this one. We’re obsessed!

A plus to this post? Both of these eyeshadow palettes make for great gifts for the makeup lover in your life!

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This week we’re talking cream eyeshadow, the best one on the market in fact! Cream eyeshadow is a great alternative to powder shadows for mature skin. Powders tend to enhance texture as well as settle into fine lines, even with a primer. Cream shadows are also great as a primer to prime the lids for powder shadows to stick better and show the true pigmentation behind the shadows. Therefor, wether you have mature skin or you’re a youngster that doesn’t have to worry about fine lines on or around your lids, these babies are a must have!

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The Christian Louboutin Tape A I’Oeil eye color is hands down the best cream shadow we’ve ever used. Coming in two ranges, Nude and Metallic, you’re bound to find some shades that work for you!

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Today we’re talking about our travel must haves straight from Danielle’s travel bag from her recent get-away to Morocco and Paris!

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Pictured above we have the following items:

  • Cinema Secrets 5 in 1 pro palette

  • ColorScience Total Eye 3 in 1

  • Nars Bronzer in Laguna

  • Armani Prima Color Control

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss

  • Hourglass Stick Highlighter in Champagne

  • Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

  • Sara Happ Lip Scrub

  • Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

  • Georgio Armani Bronzer Brush

  • Georgio Armani liquid Blush

  • Charlotte Tilburry Pillow Talk Lip Liner

  • Brun Fig Lip Liner

  • Mac Teddy Eye Liner

  • Butter London eyebrow mascara

  • Smash box Mascara

  • Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Matte in Lion

We have included the links to all the products above for your convenience. Happy shopping!


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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!