Mid - Week March

This week we’re hitting you with one of our favorite primers, one we actually got in a Boxycharm box! If you suffer from oily skin, large pores, or textured skin, this guy is the key to your happiness as far are your makeup prep goes.

This bad boy does exactly what it says it does, smooths skin and covers pores, it also helps with makeup longevity. Apply this after skin care and before makeup and you’ll be living in perfect makeup heaven!

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We have another skincare fav this week! As you may or may not know, Leigh, suffers greatly from acne and has for over ten years. She’s tried just about everything and recently discovered a new favorite thanks to a 30 day free trial. Curology! You’ve likely seen the ads for it, or the Influencers on instagram talking up this company, but we’re here to say that the reputation holds up! Its like having a dermatologist is your pocket! When you sign up you answer a survey and then upload photos of your acne. From there a dermatologist will reach out to you and tell you what she thinks will work for your skin as far as regimen, as well as provide a custom mixed cream for your needs. Leigh’s custom formula is 4% Azeliac Acid, 1% Clindamycin, 0.25% Zinc Pyrithione and she applies it once a day at night before bed. You get that baby in the mail and use as directed! Here is Leigh’s five day progress report:

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As you can see in the photo, there has already been a big difference (please ignore the dog hair on her face HAHA) in her hyperpigmentation, redness, and overall number of active breakouts. She is currently on day 15 and the results are getting better and better as we speak. We will update you on day 30!

We also really love how interactive it can be. You can post a “postcard” to the community and people can share their support. You can also go back and view your treatment plan whenever you’d like at your convince under your profile on Curology.com. They also ave 24 hour support if needed! How cool is that? Curology also has different articles in which they recommend certain cleaners and moisturizers made by other companies to help simplify your skincare routine and take the guessing game out of shopping. If you’re not noticing a difference, you can retake the consultation at any time to try a new formula, which is pretty cool, I think!

Overall its been an excellent experience, and we can’t wait to see where 30 days gets her skin. Halfway there! I think this product has the potential to be great for most anyone, considering it is custom!

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Hey DS fam! We took a little hiatus for the holidays but we’re back in action now! Today we’re talking skincare and the best mask for those days when the hangover has taken over your life. Alcohol is dehydrating, this means a night out can cause your skin to be extra dry and tired the next day. To combat looking like an absolute troll all day long, we encourage you to hydrate from the inside with Gatorade (not the most glamorous, but it works, I’m telling ya), and from the outside with the Starskin 100% Camellia Oil Anti-Wrinkle Mask. Its our go-to!

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We love a good sheet mask, they’re easy, quick, and insane looking which always makes it fun haha. Its a good way to freak out your significant other when they least expect it. Camellia oil is high in fatty acids, which makes it easy to absorb quickly and without irritation. First you’ll want to cleanse your face and pat dry, then you’ll want to tear open the package and separate the oil capsule. Once step one and two are complete, you’ll break open the capsule, apply the oil to the face, then you’ll open the 2nd sachet, remove the protective layer, and apply it to the face. The its chill time! A full 15 minutes of relaxation is required ;) After the 15 minutes has gone by, you’ll remove the sheet and discard, gently massage in remaining product (not not rinse) and VOILA, you’re good to go! This product will leave you feeling, soft, hydrated, and glowy! What more could you ask for?

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We’re excited to introduce a new series on the blog. Every Monday you can return to the blog and get to learn more about our team members on a personal and professional level. We’ve loved getting to know you all throughout the years, we thought we’d give you some insight into what we’re about! We will also be highlighting specific services we offer, so stay tuned to learn more about us and our services.

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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.

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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! ;)