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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation (470) w/ Comparison Shades + Some Things You NEED to Know

fenty pro filt'r 470 on dark skin

So I finally had a chance to peruse Fenty Beauty! But see, the way my budget is set up this month, I wasn’t able to buy anything aside from the Pro Filtr Foundation. And even that I wasn’t planning on buying but I happened to pass by another Sephora the same day I went to check the line out that and they only had ONE foundation left in stock that seemed like my shade. See what scarcity does? lol Luckily though I had a gift card that helped cover a majority of the foundation purchase.


Wear this to Work Tomorrow: Statement Skirt

blouse and skirt work outfit idea

Happy Wear to Work Wednesday, ya’ll!

This week’s look takes on the simple blouse + skirt look but takes it to another level with statement-making pieces. I love a good statement skirt, especially one that can be worn a gazillion times and styled so many ways. Another great thing about pieces like this is that you can give them extra mileage by wearing them when you’re off duty.


TSABD Edit: Makeup Geek Nude Collection, A.J. Crimson x Naturi Naughton, Desi x Katy on Dark Skin

tsabd edit makeup geek aj crimson desi x katy

So much of this stuff is pretty late in the game but 1. It was summer (ok technically it’s STILL summer) and I allow myself some leisure in the summer 2. I was out of town for my birthday and 3. I do reviews differently now which sometimes means it might take me a little longer to do them. But hey, we’re here now! Make sure you’re also subscribed to the blog so you don’t miss any other updates.


Could I Have a Curated Makeup Stash?

curated makeup stash dark skin

Hey there fine folks. So first things first, this post is me thinking out loud (and typing it out on a blog that the public can read…lol) and sharing with you. I’m likely not making any major decisions soon if any—I’m just talking for now and also curious to see what you guys think about your own stashes. Leggo!


Sephora Holiday 2017 Beauty Gift Sets (Makeup, Skincare, Hair, Fragrance, etc.)

sephora holiday 2017 gift sets blogger event

I’ve always been a fan of seeing which holiday gift sets are coming out for beauty and of course being a blogger for so long, I’ve not only been to a ton of holiday preview events, I’ve also been sent a lot of holiday gift sets over the years. But even in ten years of blogging, I’m still getting surprised by things. I waltzed into the Sephora Holiday 2017 preview press event last week to see the gift set offerings but was super surprised when I learned I’d be taking home almost everything I saw in a HUGE traveler’s backpack.


Wear this to Work Tomorrow: Fall Transition Like a Boss

wear to work fall transition outfit idea

September in NYC can be funny. It might also be funny in other cities, but I am talking what I know from experience…lol. Anyway, in some Septembers we’ve seen temps that are much more humid and hot than it was the entire summer. Some Septembers we’ve seen mild temperatures pretty early on. Or like this September it starts out cool and then out of nowhere we’re back in the 80s. How’s a girl supposed to dress for this?!?!