Monday, January 3, 2022

My Favorite Products in 2021

 Hi loves! 2021 went by so so fast. It's crazy! I wanted to share a couple products that really made a difference for me this year and that I can't live without.

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Static Nails -- These are a game changer! I only went to the salon twice to do my nails this year. These are easy to pop on and they last a week for me. It one pops off, you can just glue it back down. They look really chic.  Discount code: Danielle10 to save 10% 

Chill Pills - These are bath bombs but they actually soak into your skin. My skin feels so soft and supple after I bathe with this. The scent lasts and they are very relaxing.

Paula's Choice Lip Booster - This is my go to chapstick! I love the applicator, leaves my lips feeling nourished. Paula's Choice has great ingredients in their products as well.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Setting Spray - Holy!! This setting spray is it. My makeup does not budge when I use this! You have to make sure that you prep your face correctly, if you do this and spray your makeup it will last all day. 

Black Chunky Boots - I was on the hunt for chunky boots since the fall. These are comfy, light weight & they are so affordable! Target always surprises me every year.

Half Gallon Water Bottle - This really helped me up the amount of water I drink a day. Easy to clean & I like that it comes with a straw.

Shark Vacuum Pet Pro - This vacuum is really helpful for pet hair. I have a cat and she leaves hair everywhere. I also like that you can take this apart and add some attachments and this can be hand held vacuum. 

Rebecca Minkoff Watch Band - I wear this all the time! Whenever I wear my apple watch out, I switch it to this band. It's much classier & I always get a ton of compliments on it.

Vanity Planet Essia Tool - This is amazing for taking out black heads! I extract my face every two weeks using this tool.  This is much better than the pore vacuums on the marketing in my opinion.

Abercrombie Curve Love Jeans - Amazing fit! Straight leg jeans are all the rage right now and these are so so sooo comfy & flattering. 

I forgot to include this one in the line up but the Gisou hair perfume is OMG - a spring dream! It smells so good & keeps your hair smelling fresh for days.

What products did you fall in love with this year?


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Holiday Gift Guides

Hi! Sorry for my delay on gift guides, I truly wanted to find things I know you all would love. A lot of these items I own, or I have gifted on my own.  Let me know if you end up buying anything from this list. 

My favorites from this category are the gold hoop set, you get two for such a good price! I recently got them and have been wearing them ever since. 

Everything is linked except italic scarf! Such a good find, I got this for a friend for Christmas.

my favorite items:

Some things I would love! If you need inspiration what to ask for. 

Most of these finds are Italic! Cologne set linked here, after shave linked here.

Italic is a great place for Christmas gifts! use my code DanielleH30 for $30 off $100

I love the jewelry box & robe! Custom gifts are always a great idea. 

An external hard drive, new running shoes, air fryer or a nice watch are all really great ideas!

Personal favorite is the shark vacuum! 

The Italic boots are amazing & beauty counter is a great brand to try out. 

You guys know I'm obsessed with all things beauty! I've tried all these products/tools and 100% recommend

I couldn't link the eye cream or neck cream but both of these are great for mature skin!

This  body oil also smells like a winter dream! I love it. 

Love the platform converse & the motivational water bottle!

I have that bag & I love it! I got it as a gift last Christmas. 

I would personally love all of these! The Dior straws, how cute? And love this YSL mug.

These would be perfect gifts for your glam bff

I own a lot of these items! Great stocking stuffers or gifts for a friend or coworker. The bath bombs, ice roller & eye patches - you can't go wrong!

Press on nails, they are Static Nails.  Discount code is Danielleh15 for 15% off ! 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Cream Blushes & Bronzers I love

 Hi girls,

Lately I've been loving using cream products during makeup application. I used to think they would spread my foundation but I love the way they melt into my skin!

Here is a breakdown on some of my favorites.

Cream Blushes: 

Merit Beauty - This blush is everything! It applies so smoothly and blends into the skin so well. I have the shade cheeky, which is a cool pink. It's a great time to pick this up since the Sephora sale is going on.

Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Blush - This gives such a radiant finish. I love the built in highlighter as well. This blends really well with a beauty blender or a brush!

Milk Makeup Bionic Liquid Blush - This product is super liquidy but a little goes a long way. I was scared of the coral color at first, but it blends into the skin really effortlessly. It has hylarounic acid in it, which I love. It is clean and has a natural finish. 


Hour Glass Air Brush Concealer - I love this for contouring because you only need a few dots. A little goes a very long way. The formula is really easy to blend and it stays in place. I got shade teak, which works well for my skin tone to contour. 

Wet and Wild Photo Focus Foundation Stick - This one is more of a bronzer shade instead of a contour, but it goes on so smooth! Really easy to use when I am in a rush and such a good price.

What do you use for blush & bronzer at the moment? I'd love to hear down below.



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

San Diego Travel Guide

 I had such an amazing trip to San Diego in August! I planned my trip to a T - I like to know everything I am going to do before hand. Of course, there were changes and I was flexible with them, but I will share my main itinerary below!

I hope this is helpful, please let me know if you have any questions.

Where we stayed:

Carte Hotel San Diego - this location is in between Little Italy and Downton San Diego. I felt very safe in this area, it was a walkable distance to a lot of attractions we wanted to see. We were close to a Starbucks, A Rite-Aid and 10 minutes from the airport. 


The pool also had great amenities such as a gym, hot tub, pool & rooftop restaurant.

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Speaking of the pool, this was my first time on vacation since starting laser hair removal at Milan Laser. Let me tell you, it was one less thing to worry about while planning to leave for vacation. I didn't even have to think twice about shaving, such a liberating feeling! My results have been so amazing. It is important to make sure any areas being treated don’t have sun exposure & also, touse lots of sunscreen. I packed a cutesarong to pair with my suits so I could enjoy the pool without exposing the area to the sun.

Places to Visit

La Jolla:

Our first day was planned to visit La Jolla, this is a popular tourist attraction to see the La Jolla Coves and Sea Turtles.

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We got dropped off at the cove and walked down. It was so cool to see the coves & the beauty of La Jolla! After experiencing the beach, we walked to the shops.

We went to better buzz coffee , which I loved! I got a vanilla latte that I am still dreaming about. 

There are so many gorgeous places to eat there! One I would recommend is Valencia Hotel. The views of the ocean from this spot is gorgeous. 

Seaport Village: 

We went to Seaport Village, we walked around & saw the USS midway ship. We also visited the famous kissing sailor statue.  You can get on & explore the ship if you would like as well - you can buy tickets here. 

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Gaslamp Quarter:

A good place to visit at nights! Lots of popular restaurants and bars, they have STK and Fogo De Chao, similar scene to Downtown Chicago. 

Balboa Park:

I was not prepared to see how big this park was! There was so much to see & do. 

We visited the San Diego Museum of Art ($20 admission for adults), it was really nice to see a new museum.

There is also a Japanese friendship garden, we didn't get to it but looked beautiful! 

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Coronado Island:

We spent the day at the beach & walking along it. 

We checkend out the famous Coronado Hotel, very cool to see it from the outside & you can walk in as well. 

There was such nice shopping at Paris & Me Boutique & Shop Avenu.

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Places to eat:

Choice Juicery - My go to! I went here for fresh juice, açaí bowls & avocado toast. They had all my favorites to stay healthy on vacation. 

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Crack Shack  - This was my favorite lunch spot!! Delicious chicken sandwiches, probably one of the best ones I've had.

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Cloak & Petal - Great spot for dinner! They had nice music going, good drinks & delicious sushi. 

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Salvatores - I went here for dinner! The vibe was so cool. They had amazing drinks, they had a build your own cocktail bar that they can bring to your table. The decor was very insta worthy. Food & drinks were delicious. I would definitely come back.

Invigatorium - I went for breakfast, they had great vegan options before my flight home. 

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Barbusa - Cute Italian spot! Loved the decor, appetizers were amazing and can't recommend the pesto pasta and the pizza enough. 

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The Taco Stand  - Great casual spot that is a crowd pleaser! My family loved this place. Tacos were delicious! Especially the fish. 

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Achilles Coffee - Many breakfast options as well as coffee.


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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters - Great place for an afternoon treat.

Lofty Coffee - Love the vibe of this place!



Pali Wine Bar  - I had Sangria here that was delicious.


Donut Bar  - These donuts were insane! Oh my gosh, you have to try these. They were huge, cakey & delicious. 

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Pappalecco for Gelato 

Salt & Straw - Delicious ice cream, fun spot & open late 

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Holy Paleta  - dipped ice ream bars that were so good! I had a cookies & cream one. 

I hope this is helpful for trip planning! Ioved staying in the Little Italy Area, if I didn't stay there I would probably want to stay in La Jolla because of how beautiful it was. Please leave any travel questions down below.

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