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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, StyleBlazer.com, 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.

Wear this to Work Tomorrow: Office-Appropriate Summer Dress

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Happy Wear to Work Wednesday!

So one workwear dilemma that can come up as the temps rise is finding a dress that 1. won’t get you a dress code violation 2. won’t feel stuffy when you’re out in the humidity but also won’t make you an icicle under the office AC and 3. is cute as all get out. (more…)

Drugstore Makeup & Skincare Haul

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.

Besides BOGO (buy one get one) sales, there’s another reason to go ham during your next Walgreens trip: the Beauty Enthusiast Program. Walgreens wants to reward beauty junkies like ourselves by giving us #PrettyPerk reward points, special event invites, and more just by shopping for the products we love at the store.

When you join the Balance® Rewards beauty club, for every $50 you spend on beauty and personal care** items, you get 5000 points which is the equivalent to $5 towards your next purchase. And what’s even cooler is that beauty not only includes things like your favorite mascaras, eyeliners, foundations, and night creams, it also includes things like deodorant, body wash, and even some feminine hygiene products. Can you imagine how many points you can easily rack up with just your basic beauty needs?!?!?

And, as part of Balance® Rewards, these points can be redeemed on almost anything, so you can get more of the things you love—like when it’s that time of the month and you find yourself perusing the snack aisle at Walgreens for instance.
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A Refresher on Retinol and Your Skincare Routine

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RoC Skincare. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Before we get into skincare, let’s talk a little about food. I promise you there’s a connection.

I started cooking regularly like five minutes ago and now I think I’m B. Smith…lol. No but seriously, back in 2014 when I started a new healthier lifestyle, I knew I’d have to commit to cooking regularly to ensure I knew (mostly) what was going into my body. I also knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on AND eat out at healthy restaurants regularly, so I had to make it work in the kitchen. Thing is, while my meals have been amazingly delicious, my presentation game isn’t up the par so my food isn’t really IG or Pinterest worthy. It’s all good though—with practice I’ll get there. I did learn a thing or two recently at a cooking class I took at Sur La Table thanks to RoC Skincare.

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TSABD Edit: Holographic Makeup on Dark Skin (BECCA Prismatic Amethyst, Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza, Sigma Lip Switch)

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Heyyyy! Welcome to yet another TSABD Edit!

Holographic makeup has been making its way through the beauty world and if you were wondering if the “intergalactic unicorn” look was for your dark skin, you need to keep scrolling through this post, boo! I’ll be going over some holographic makeup on dark skin :)

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TSABD Edit: BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette, Flirt Ombre Lip Kit & Jay Manuel 3D Illuminator on Dark Skin

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Welcome to another TSABD Edit! If you’ve missed past TSABD Edits, you can look through the archives here.
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TSABD at Home: How to Purge Your Home & Free Yourself of Excess

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When you look at all you’ve accumulated and think “What have I done?”

I’ve always advocated for routine closet purges—they do amazing things not only for your wardrobe but also your wallet. I swear if you feel like you’re constantly shopping despite having a ton of stuff, a good purge will set you straight. Think about it—going through all the stuff you’ve bought that you don’t wear, doesn’t fit, no longer suits your style, etc. that you paid your hard-earned money for. It REALLY makes you consider any new purchases much more closely. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t ever buy anything again ever (hello, this *IS* a fashion and beauty blog), but you’ll be more aware of your purchase process and happier with your purchase decisions because you’ll buy things that are really for you and suit your lifestyle.

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