Getting to Know: Leigh - 20 Questions

Next up in our “20 Questions” segment is Leigh! You know, she’s the weird one with emerald hair! HAH! ;) Master Stylist and Operations Manager, Leigh is an integral part of the Daniellestyle team. Lets get into it!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: From a very young age I’ve been interested in all things beauty. Being a second generation stylist, I was raised in a salon environment and by a mother who was always very well put together. When I was two years old, I broke into her lipstick stash and applied my favorite shade perfectly. My mom said thats when she knew I was destined for a future in beauty. My mom inspired me first, and continues to do so.

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Professionally I would say: clean/classic. Personal: edgy/minimal

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: I think its important to enjoy being young. I spent a lot of time trying to grow up and be “someone,” when I should have just taken it easy. I would tell younger me to enjoy it and stop wishing away my precious time.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: Lately I’ve been getting back into photography, a hobby I used to delve into quite a bit growing up. I also LOVE going to concerts and traveling.

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: I love how humble and willing to learn we all are. We all strive to further our education and help each other grow as stylists. Plus, we all have a pretty awesome sense of humor so days in the salon get really fun and funny. When you love what you do and who you work with, you never feel like you’re working.

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I can walk on the very tips of my toes, does that count?

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Fall or Winter, I can never decide!

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: Teleportation, hands down!!! The ability to be anywhere without travel taking any time? Count me in!

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: My team members, the stories I hear from my brides, the local music scene and the photographers involved in it.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: I think I’d like to be sitting in a Jacuzzi, drinking champagne, outside a cabin in the mountains during snowfall with my boyfriend next to me. Sounds like absolute perfection!

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: Professionally I’m definitely known for being the girl with crazy hair on the DS team haha! Personally I’m the honest friend with the weirdest laugh.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC! Seriously, I know all the words and I listen to it all the time. Most people are shocked when I sing along while on a wedding ahah. I definitely don’t look like someone who would listen to country.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: I would really love to spend a day with Lady Gaga just talking, she has a very interesting mind from what I can tell in interviews. I think it would be pretty cool to talk to a serial killer for a few hours, I’m super into true crime. Post Malone would probably be pretty fun too, he parties.

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Introvert for sure.

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: I find psychology and social sciences extremely interesting. I like to try to see things from other perspectives, and see why people are the way they are and what lead them to being that way. If I had to pick something tangible I’d say the ocean or space, so much unexplored territory.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Watching my art improve. The only competition I believe in is competition with myself. I always want to do things better than I did before, to be better than I was yesterday. When I see and feel myself improve, it keeps me motivated and inspired.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Jason Momoa. He has the looks and the personality to go with it! Total package in my opinion.

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: Since I was little I’ve wanted to visit Egypt, I’m obsessed with the history. I would also love to take three weeks or so in Europe and just pub hop through all the different countries and try their native beers. I love stuff like that.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Honestly, I’m not very concerned about being remembered. Anyone that survives my death is encouraged to move on quickly. I strive to be fun, honest, and there for my loved ones when they need me, but other than that, I would hate for anyone to dwell over me. I know all too well what its like to be tortured over someone’s passing, I don’t wish that upon anyone.

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Wedding hairstyles that involve braids. I won’t get into why, but I’m tired of seeing it haha. In makeup, I’m so over the extremely dewey skin trend. Not only does it not last on the skin, but it can tend to look oily and unbecoming.

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for Danielle’s Q&A next week!!

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This week we have a hair product for the first time in a long time hah! This guy is heaven sent for volume and texture. There is literally no competition on the market right now, this guy takes the cake! Just spray on dry hair at the root and massage into the scalp with your fingers and the volume just appears. Fool proof products are our favorite! You should work smart, not hard, especially early in the morning ;) You can purchase this product here at the salon!

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Getting to Know: Amanda - 20 Questions

We’re kicking off the “Getting to Know,” series with Amanda for the “20 Questions” segment! She’s our in - house lash and brow artist, as well as a fellow Master Stylist among Danielle and Leigh. Lets get into it!

Q: When did you begin to show interest in hair and makeup, or beauty in general. What first inspired you?

A: As a young girl I was intrigued watching my oldest sister as she would do her hair and makeup. That was just the beginning for me. All through grade school I did my friend nails, hair, and makeup. Time would fly by as I was using my creativity and thats when I knew I wanted to make a career out of it. Its like I’m never at work!

Q: Name your style in one word, both personally and professionally:

A: Professionally: Natural/Detailed. Personally: Casual/Minimal

Q: If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?

A: Change can be scary, but you know what scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.

Q: Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing with your spare time?

A: Spending time with my family, enjoying nice weather, reading, movement (yoga/gym), exploring new places and restaurants. I’m also crafty!

Q: What is your favorite part of being on the Daniellestyle team?

A: I love the on-going education and attention to detail. There is alway a reasoning to why we are doing what we are, wether we are choosing a foundation for your skin type or deciding what tools to used based on your hair texture and desired look we are always putting our best efforts forward to make our clients feel their best.

Q: Have any secret talents?

A: I can wiggle my ears and do the splits!

Q: What is your favorite season?

A: Anything but the cold!

Q: If you could choose one super-power what would you choose?

A: Healing. I would love to replace fear with love in others.

Q: Whats inspiring you right now?

A: I watch a lot of makeup videos by Tamana and creating my own makeup style.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world right at this very minute, where would you be?

A: On a beautiful beach with sunshine and a light breeze.

Q: What are you known for both professionally and personally?

A: Professionally I would say, being multitalented. Personally, having empathy and understanding different points of view. I’m also quite silly!

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I always wanted to be a hip-hop dancer and I love to sing. I also spend a lot of time looking at the night sky when stars are visible.

Q: If you could hangout with one person alive or dead, excluding relatives, who would it be?

A: Intersting question, but too hard! I don’t know!

Q: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

A: I always thought I was an extrovert but the older I’ve gotten the more I’ve realized I’m an introvert, processing everything before I share.

Q: What are you most curious about in life?

A: The human mind and psychology.

Q: What motivates you?

A: Family connection, personal development, knowing when I change, we change.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Hands down, Channing Tatum!! I almost fell out of my chair when I found out he was a new single man!

Q: What travel destination is high on your list?

A: Sydney, Australia, camping on the beach sounds amazing! Bora, Bora. Alaska to see the Northern Lights.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: I would like to be remembered for my warm heart, being a great mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend, and being a talented artist who helped people feel and see their beauty.

Q: What trends in hair and makeup would you like to see disappear?

A: Feather eyebrow and excessive eyelashes. Natural with glam is the way to go, bigger does not always mean better!

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for Leigh’s Q&A next week!!

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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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If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift but you’re not quite sure what to get, or if you’re trying to delve more into makeup/skincare but you’re not sure where to start, I have the PERFECT thing for you!

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The Boxy Charm box is a consumer favorite! In this box you will receive 4-5 full size, brand name, products From Tarte, Pretty Vulgar, Cosmedix, Ofra, etc! They have a few different subscription options, $21 for the monthly subscription, 3 months at $19.66 per month, 6 months at $19.33 per month, or one year at $19.25 per month. Of all the beauty boxes out there, this one is our favorite.

The beauty experts at Boxy Charm carefully select each item based on current and emerging trends so you’ll always be in-the-know! It is a great way to stay up to date and add to your collection without doing much thinking about it. It also acts as a great gift for teens. Its the gift that keeps on giving, arriving at your doorstep once a month. We’re always excited when our Boxy Charm boxes show up with all the surprises inside!


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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.

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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!

Bridal, Wedding & Commercial Hair & Makeup Salon in Saint Louis, Missouri

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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!!! 

Bridal, Wedding & Commercial Hair & Makeup Salon in Saint Louis, Missouri

Mid - Week Must

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. 

Bridal, Wedding & Commercial Hair & Makeup Salon in Saint Louis, Missouri

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!