Rosy Cheeks – Go-To Blushes

Rosy Cheeks – Go-To Blushes

Hi loves! Today I am running through my most asked beauty question – what blush are you wearing?! If you follow along, you know I loveeee a good rosy cheek! I am definitely a blush girl, and if given the choice I would choose blush over bronzer any day of the week! I rotate between 4 different favorite blushes, and they are my absolute staples! My personal style revolves around neutrals and mauve tones, so I tend to lean toward rosy and mauve tones in my makeup. In my opinion these blushes are fool proof, so I hope you love them just as much as I do!

4) Buxom – Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush – Dolly

This blush is a beautiful mauve, and it leans more towards the peachy side in comparison to the others I am sharing. It is not super pigmented, so if you are looking for a subtle rosy wash of color, this is for you!

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3) Laura Mercier – Blush Colour Infusion – Sangria

This is my go-to blush in the summer months when my skin is a little tanned! While it is very pigmented, do not be intimidated by it’s bright color, it will not look that bright on your skin! A little goes a long way with this product, and the finish is absolutely gorgeous. It does not have any shimmer, but has the most beautiful sheen that makes your cheeks glow from within. I actually wore this exact blush on my wedding day! I did my own makeup for my wedding, so if you all want a run down of what I used or a tutorial, let me know in the comments!

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2) Benefit Cosmetics – Blush Bar Cheek Palette

This Blush palette has been my every day blush for years! I do believe this exact palette is getting discontinued, but Benefit usually releases a new blush palette every year. I mix together the following three blushes from the palette:

  • Gold Rush warm golden-nectar blush
  • Rockateur rose-gold blush
  • Dandelion brightening baby-pink blush

They all have a slight shimmer, so your cheeks glow! Benefit also sells the blushes individually, so I would recommend Rockateur for deeper skin tones, and Dandelion for lighter skin tones!

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1) Kiko Cosmetics – Sicilian Notes Baked Blush – Panarea Mauve

A fairly new discovery, I picked this blush up on our recent trip to Italy, and it quickly became my FAVORITE blush of all time! it is a mauve toned blush with a slight shimmery sheen that adds the most radiant glow to your cheeks! I wear this blush absolutely every time I apply makeup now! I cannot speak highly enough of how perfect this blush is. I even use it in my crease every time I do my eye makeup! It is just perfection in all ways possible!

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Mirror Wall – Design Tutorial

Mirror Wall – Design Tutorial

Hello friends and Happy New Year! I am coming to you with my first post of 2020! We are finally settling into our house a bit more, and starting to complete each room. My office has been on the top of my list to complete since we moved in! Now that wedding season and holiday season is officially over, I have the time to jump in and finish my office. First thing is first, I painted the entire room (Collingwood BM) and prepped the space to begin my mirror wall design!

From the moment I saw my office, I knew I wanted to create a mirror gallery wall using my ornate gold rental mirrors I have as part of my Details and Swirls wedding rental inventory. What appeared to be a daunting and time consuming project, ended up being fairly simple and easy! Below I mapped out the steps and instructions I came up with for mapping out and installing my wall!

Step 1: Map

I measured my wall (10 feet wide x 7 feet tall) and took to the Pottery Barn Room Planner to map out my design. If you haven’t used this before, it is AMAZING! I plugged in the dimensions on the room, added icons with the dimensions of all the mirrors I wanted to use, and dragged them around to determine a layout. This created a perfect map of my wall with the exact dimensions! If you are wondering why the mirrors are labeled it is because all of my rental pieces have “names”!

Step 2: Map Out On Floor

Now that I knew the dimensions and pieces I was using, I wanted to map everything out in real life. I used the floor in my office for this step. Since the width of the floor is the same as the width of the wall, I measured 7 feet on the floor to mimic the height, and laid my pieces down. Basically creating the exact dimensions of my wall, except on my floor.

Step 3: Equip All Mirrors For Hanging

Ensure all mirrors have proper hanging equipment. I used this wire and these hooks to ensure sturdy hanging. I recommend using wire suited for weight 50lbs and over!

Step 4: Take Your Mirror Measurements

To ensure proper hanging height, you need to keep in mind the distance between the hanging wire and the height of your mirror. After I attached the wire on each mirror, I put the mirror face down to measure. I lifted the wire from the center until there was no more give (this is how it will sit on the hook). Then I measured from the top of the mirror to that high point on the wire (let’s say 10 inches for this example). This means that whatever height I want the mirror to sit at on the wall, I need to place my hook 10 inches below that. Complete this step for all mirrors noting down the wire height for each!

Step 5: Hang!

Now it is time to hang! I started with my center mirror, because the placement of every other mirror is based off of my center. Since I had all of my pieces proportionally laid out, I simply measured from the “ceiling” how high to hang my center mirror (including the wire height from Step 4). That’s it! Once I had that measurement, I took to the real wall, measured that number, placed my hook up, and hung! Now that the center is up, I moved onto the other mirrors by simply holding them in their place on the wall, marking the top, and placing the hanger at the appropriate wire measurement. Simple and Easy! The beauty in doing a mirror wall is the measurements do not have to be exact. As long as the mirror is held up in the area you want it, you just mark, measure for the wire, and hang!

Details and Swirls Turns One!

Details and Swirls Turns One!

My hand-lettering business, Details and Swirls, is officially one! Oh what a crazy year this has been. I set out in December 2018 to launch my very own hand-lettering business. I was excited, nervous, and naive. I set myself a goal of booking two rental weddings for the summer of 2019. I thought if I really worked hard marketing my business, and putting myself out there I could achieve this goal. Flash forward to over 25 rental weddings (one of which was published in People & Style Me Pretty!), combined with over 500 Etsy orders, a new blog platform, and much more! I am blown away by everything this first year of business has brought, and I am just getting started! Cheers to 2020 and bigger and better goals for Details and Swirls & Details and Danielle! The sky is the limit!

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Favorite Pearl Sweater

Favorite Pearl Sweater

Hi friends! I am back with a quick post to talk all about my new favorite pearl sweater! If you know me you know I love absolutely anything with pearls, so the second I saw this sweater I had to have it! It is super comfy and the delicate bow collar is the perfect detail to match with my pearl earrings! Pair with my favorite chunky beanie, it makes and adorable winter outfit!

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'Tis The Season For Bows And Pearls

'Tis The Season For Bows And Pearls

Merry Christmas and Happy (almost) New Year! The holiday season is one of my favorite times because I just love dressing up for all of the different parties and occasions! Today I am sharing my Christmas Eve outfit! I have already worn this sweater countless times this season, it is just precious! Definitely one of my favorite pieces this year, I just love it!

Dress $22 – This “skirt” is actually a dress I just threw my sweater over!

Sweater $35

Shoes $34

Ultimate First Timer's Guide To Italy

Ultimate First Timer's Guide To Italy

Hello friends! I am back today to round up mine and Joey’s recent trip to Italy! I am grateful to have traveled to Italy three times with my family, so planning this trip for Joey’s first Italian experience was so fun for me! I knew I wanted the basis of our trip to be around Florence, because I feel like Florence is just quintessential Italy. I booked flights and an Airbnb in Florence for 8 days, and then dived into plans! This trip was the perfect mix of exploring and enjoying the Italian culture, and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Day 1: Arrive in Florence

We arrived in Florence early on in the morning. We dropped our things off at the Airbnb and hit the streets! We decided to stay at an Airbnb right next to the Duomo so we would be central to everything! We spent the day shopping, exploring, and ate dinner at ZaZa (one of our favorites)! We walked all over town stopping at the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and toured the Basilica Santissima Annuziata!

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Day 2: Explore Florence!

Refreshed after traveling, we spent the whole day exploring Florence! In the morning we walked to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo, grabbed paninis at the famous All’Antico Vinaio, shopped, and grabbed evening coffee at Rivoire while listening to music in our favorite Piazza della Signoria.

Day 3: Venice

Our first full travel day! We hopped on the 8am train straight to Venice! We booked these tickets last minute, and the train ride was only two hours! Instead of taking a water taxi from the train station, we decided to take the 50 minute walk to St.Mark’s Square, and it was worth it! On our way to the square we stopped by the Rialto Bridge and had the most romantic gondola ride! We spent the day wandering around the streets of Venice with no agenda, and it was beautiful. We ate, shopped, and just spent time enjoying the culture! We hopped on the 6:30 train back to Florence. Since I knew we were only going to be in Venice for a day, I did not want to pack our agenda with too many stops, so it was nice to have the time to wander and enjoy the city!

Day 4: Cinque Terre

Back on the road for another day of travel! This morning we woke up even earlier and caught the 6:30am train out of Florence to La Spezia! La Spezia is the train station right outside Cinque Terre. The train took about 2.5 hours, and once arriving in Le Spezia, we hopped on the Cinque Terre train which dropped us at the first town Monterosso al Mare! We spent the day traveling between all five towns. There is a train that runs between all 5 towns, and it is super easy to navigate! We spent the night at the sweetest Airbnb in Corniglia (town number 3). While the quieter of the five towns, we found this was the most perfect place to stay for it’s authenticity and beauty! We ate dinner at Cecio Ristorante Camere (it was right below our room!) and enjoyed their pasta and homemade wine!

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Day 5: Cinque Terre & Pisa

We spent the morning enjoying the town of Corniglia and traveled back to Florence in the afternoon. While in Corniglia we grabbed breakfast, explored the town’s culture and church, and even got pesto lasagna!! On the train ride back to Florence we made a pit stop in Pisa! We only stayed in Pisa for an hour an a half, but it was the perfect amount of time to hop off the train, walk 20 minutes to the tower, and then catch the next train home!

After returning back to Florence, we discovered the most AMAZING wine bar Enoteca Alessi! Joey was like a little kid in a candy shop with all of the incredible wines and amazing charcuterie boards! We had a relaxing and delicious dinner at Ristorante La Grotta Guelfa, the best homemade pasta we ate!

Day 6: Tuscany Wine Tour & San Gimignano

This is the day Joey and I had been looking forward to the entire trip and it did not disappoint! We booked this tour which took us to two incredible wineries and the charming town of San Gimignano! The wineries were SO fun and beautiful, and San Gimignano has become one of my most favorite Italian towns. It is a medeival town and had SO many gorgeous pottery shops! The town itself is situated up on a mountain, so we were just in awe wandering around the town because around every corner was an incredible view!

After returning to Florence we ate at a steakhouse we had been eyeing – Trattoria dall’Oste Chianineria (can you say truffle steak?!) and grabbed drinks at the Rinascente Rooftop! This rooftop is a hidden gem, but go into the Rinascente department store and head up to the top floor! The rooftop has an incredible view of the Duomo and Piazza Della Repubblica!

Day 7: Florence

Our final day in Florence! We spent the morning bargaining in the leather market and eating our way through the San Lorenzo Market. This market is INCREDIBLE! There are two stories and tables and tables of cheese, meats, produce, and absolutely everything imaginable! We grabbed pizza at the famous Gusta Pizza and planned to spend the rest of the day walking around town, but the weather did not cooperate, so we headed back to Enoteca Alessi for more wine and charcuterie boards! For our last dinner we ate at La Buchetta Food & Wine Restaurant, and it was without a doubt the BEST meal we had while we were there. The food and pasta were absolutely incredible!!

We spent the evening enjoying limoncello spritz on the Rinascente Rooftop, and flew back home the following morning! Already missing Italy and planning the next European adventure!

Gift Guide for the Guy!

Gift Guide for the Guy!

The gift guide for all of the men in your life! Whether you are shopping for your dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, or any other guy, these gifts are perfect! Many of these I have purchased as gifts for my husband Joey in the past, and he still loves them to this day. They are fool proof!

1) Cologne Sampler – $65 (This was one of Joey’s favorite gifts one year! It comes with a card to redeem a full sized cologne after you test the samples!)

2) Long Sleeve Henley Bylt Shirts – $50 (They have sales often, and I cannot express enough how amazing these shirts are! Such a unique material and so soft)

3) Weekender Bag – $37

4) Lululemon Pace Breaker Shorts – $68 (Joey’s favorite shorts, sometimes you can find them on sale under their “we made too much” section!)

5) Wine Aroma Starter Kit – $40 (I got this for Joey last year and he loved it! Perfect for the guy in your life who loves wine. We had fun with our friends trying to guess the aromas!)

6) Packable Down Jacket – $60

7) Zella Joggers – $60

8) L.L. Bean Fleece Pullover – $80 (Joey has the dark grey and I steal it all the time!)

9) Card and Money Clip Wallet – $17 (Joey’s favorite, perfect stocking stuffer!)

10) Slippers – $80

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Gift Guide for the Mom!

Gift Guide for the Mom!

In my opinion moms are THE most difficult to shop for because they deserve everything in the world! I rounded up some of my favorite pieces I know every mom would love. Whether you are shopping for your own mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aunt, or any mom, these will be a hit!

1) Essential Oil Diffuser – $30 (Great alternative to the traditional diffuser, so pretty!)

2) Mom’s/Grandma’s Kitchen Lazy Susan – $78 (Details and Swirls Original)

3) Williams Sonoma Winter Berry Lotion & Soap Set – $30 (I’ve purchased this set countless times as a gift and this is by far my favorite scent!)

4) Faux Fur Throw Blanket – $150 (keep a lookout, these go on sale often!)

5) Tile Monogram Cheese Board – $38

6) Black Cozy Cape Scarf – $50 (My mom and I both love pieces like this!)

7) Blessed Tray – $20

8) Aerie Chenille Belted Cardigan – $60 (They are always having sales!)

9) Grey Leopard Scarf – $48

10) Picture Frame – $40+ (I do not think there is a better gift to give than a family photo in a beautiful frame! Whether it is from a special event like a wedding, or just a candid picture, photo gifts are always my favorite to give!)

11) House Picture Frame – $20 (Another take on a picture gift idea!)

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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover!

Gift Guide for the Dog Lover!

Who else out there is a dog mom?! I rounded up the sweetest gifts for all of the dog lovers in your life. My dad got our entire family the dog socks last year and it was hysterical! I love all of these little gifts so much and I know you all will too!

1) Dog Bone Ornament – $14 (Details and Swirls Original)

2) Socks with Dog Face – $14 (We absolutely loved these last year!)

3) Pet Portrait Bracelet – $28

4) Matching Dog Family Pajamas – $17+ (Just ordered these for our little family!)

5) Doodle Mama Shirt – $18

6) Dog Paw Print Necklace – $30+

7) Pet Portrait Phone Case – $35

8) Dog Mom Sweatshirt – $25+

9) Camo Dog Mom Hat – $15

10) Hold My Drink I Gotta Pet This Dog Hat – $21

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Gift Guide for the Newlyweds!

Gift Guide for the Newlyweds!

I love giving all types of gifts, but newlywed gifts are my THING! If you know me, you know I love making and giving all of the personalized gifts, so I rounded up some of my favorites that are perfect for all of the newlyweds in your life!

Not shopping for a newlywed? These would also make the perfect gifts for parents or in-laws!

P.S. Some of these are from my very own Etsy shop Details and Swirls!

1) Last Name Lazy Susan – $78+ (Details and Swirls Original)

2) Personalized Engraved Serving Board – $42+ (I’ve purchased these for many wedding gifts and they are always a hit!)

3) Personalized Lantern – $55+

4) Monogrammed Stemless Wine Glasses (Four) – $40

5) Personalized Wine Chiller – $40

6) Just Married Ornament – $14 (Details and Swirls Original)

7) Personalized Farmhouse Wall Calendar – $45 (Seriously in love with this piece!)

8) One Week of HelloFresh for 2 – $60 (Joey and I just started HelloFresh and we are officially obsessed!!!)

9) Personalized Blanket – $51+

10) Personalized Wooden Sign – $72 (Details and Swirls Original)

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