Hot or Hype? Maybelline Baby Skin Review


Hi everyone and welcome to my first installment of Hot or Hype? This is a new series I’m introducing on my channel where I’m going to be reviewing really hyped up products in the beauty community for you. I think we all know there are certain products that get a lot of buzz and I know that I’m often left wondering if it’s really that great and if I should shell out the money.

I know I’ve fallen for hyped up products before, only to find myself sorely disappointed. Boo. Now of course, products will work differently on everyone because we don’t all have the same skin or same tastes, so I will try to take that into consideration when I do my reviews. For instance, if you don’t like the feel of silicone primers, you probable wouldn’t like this particular product!

First up, as you can see in my fancy photo up there, is the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. There has definitely been a lot of buzz around this product, so I wanted to get this Maybelline Baby Skin review up for you ASAP! Check out my video below for my full review and to find out whether this product is hot, or if it’s just all hype.

I hope you enjoy this first video and please leave me comments and suggestions for the next Hot or Hype? video!


Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial – Golden Globes 2014

Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial

Hey everyone! Today I am finally back with a new makeup tutorial! I love awards season and seeing what all the Hollywood stars wear on the red carpet (while I dream that I could be there as well!). This year a few ladies stood out to me, but one in particular took the cake.

Emma Watson looked absolutely stunning in her red Dior dress, with classic and simple makeup. In my opinion, Emma always looks so put together and classy. Most of us saw her grow up in the Harry Potter films and now she is proving to be a beautiful young woman. She is also such a great role model for young girls, unlike some people out there (hint: Miley Cyrus).

Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial

Image source: RCFA

What I loved about how her makeup artist did her makeup for the Globes, was that is was timeless, age appropriate, and a look anyone could wear. You can also really customize this look with your lip color to make it your own! Emma wore pink, but the options are limitless.

I’d also say that this makeup look is very representative of the looks she tends to go for at events. Nothing over the top or too dramatic, just enhancing her natural beauty with a little added glam here and there.

I hope you all enjoy my Emma Watson Makeup Tutorial and have an easy time recreating the look! Be sure to like and subscribe after watching the tutorial! xx

Fall Editorial Punk Shoot in NYC

Happy 2014 everyone! I know it’s been much too long since I last posted, but here I am!

To kick off the new year, I wanted to share with you all some images from a shoot I worked on back in November. It was a editorial punk shoot and I was lucky to be asked to work with such a great group. The photographer, Brandon Haynes, was able to get some really amazing shots and our stylist Shay Baker had some great looks put together for our gorgeous model Rohannia.

I had such a fun time working with this team as we all worked along to some Yeezus (truth).

I love being able to share my work here and it’s always amazing to see the final images and how beautifully everything comes together. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day, I hope you love them as much as I do. (Click on each image to enlarge!)

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2013 – Danielleisms

Gift Guide for Her

Holiday shopping season is upon us, and I know every year I can struggle with gift ideas for my friends and family. So this year I wanted to post my  gift guide for her and show you my top 6 picks for the special lady in your life!

1. H&M Knit Sweater $19.95 – When I saw this sweater at H&M I immediately fell in love. Not only is it super cute for a beauty lover, but I think it’s also a little funky too and can’t help but make me think of Rocky Horror. Not to mention, it’s warm and affordable!

2. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette $27.00 – This is a palette I think every girl should have in her makeup collection. It doesn’t matter if she likes to rock dramatic evening looks, or only wears makeup every now and then. It’s so useful and one of the most functional and affordable palettes on the market!

3. Case-Mate DIY Case $35.00+ – I have one of these custom photo cases and I can’t tell you how many people stop to ask me about it.

4.  Sephora Fragrance Sampler for Her $65.00 – Fragrance is a personal thing and I’d normally tell you not to buy someone a new fragrance unless it’s one you know they specifically want. The reason I love this set is that if your wife, mom, or sister love perfumes, they get to sample 14 fragrances and then are left with a voucher to redeem for a full-size bottle of their favorite!

5. Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation $48.00 – While this foundation may be a little pricey, it’s amazing. It’s long-wearing and buildable, so you can get a more natural finish, or add a little more to look super flawless on a date or night out. While I normally tend to stay away from super pricey foundations, this one is worth it! If you’re unsure what shade to purchase, try out Sephora’s Color IQ matching system online!

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Wingman Phone Wallet $148.00 – I have one of these small iPhone wallets myself and I have been finding it so handy lately. I can fit my iPhone, ID, a few cards, and even a lipstick in it and be out the door. Sometimes you don’t want to be bothered carrying out a big bag all night, so this wristlet is perfect. It’s a beautiful gift for the holidays without breaking the bank too much.

I hope my gift guide will help as we all start shopping for the holidays! What are some things you’re wishing for this year?



Magazine Submission Shoot: Autumn in Central Park

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of working with a great team of girls for a magazine submission shoot in Central Park. When I found out where we were shooting, I couldn’t have been more excited. The park is absolutely gorgeous this time of year with varying Autumnal shades of gold, red, and orange.

Our model Janna was showcasing pieces that were quite classic and chic, so I decided to do a slightly grungy smoked out eye to bring a bit of edge to the look. I immediately knew I wanted to create the look around Club eyeshadow from MAC Cosmetics. MAC describes the shade as a reddish-brown with green pearl, but I think it’s more special than that. It’s really multi-dimensional with hints of blue, green, brown, and grey. Other colors used on her eyes were MAC Electra and Urban Decay Naked and Venus.

It was such a beautiful day and the sun was plentiful. Anjali was able to create beautiful shots with the help of the sun and colors of the park. As cliche as it sounds, it was really a picture perfect day.

Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot. [Click to enlarge.]

Photographer: Anjali Kiggal

Makeup: Danielle Rutherford (coming soon!)

Hair: Katelyn McGinn

Model: Janna Levinn