Danielle Snyder Dannijo Glow Girl Danielle Snyder is one half of the sista duo behind mega-successful, boho-chic jewelry line DANNIJO. A peek into the life of this sister can be seen simply by scrolling through her instagram feed – a visual diary that chronicles her effortlessly fabulous life. The focal point of her feed is always the jewelry, but it’s the story and the lifestyle that Danielle and her sister Jodie are really selling. From Paris Fashion Week to Coachella, St. Bart’s to Montauk, it’s obvious that this girl is totally in the know.  Oh, and her cool-kid style and perfectly tousled hair is just part of the package.

Raised in Florida, Danielle and Jodie used their cardiologist father’s medical tools to teach themselves how to make jewelry while in middle school. After college, the two girls reunited in New York, and, seemingly overnight (and in part thanks to their inventive use of social media), turned their childhood passion into the cult jewelry brand that it is today. But back to that hair. And what mascara does she swear by? I sat down with my latest Glow Girl to get inside beauty scoop.

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Annie: What are you obsessed these days? 

Danielle: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, VMV Hypoallergenics Know-It-Oil Coconut Oil for skin, Blood-Red Lips (I use a mix of Nars), thick brows and ear cuffs/midi rings.

Annie: What’s the best beauty secret you have every learned?

Danielle: Drink lots of water (obvious, but so true!), wear sunscreen (I love Algenist Ultra Lightweight Defense Fluid SPF 50) on your face and get 8 hours of sleep.

Annie: When it comes to skincare, what is on your top shelf?

Danielle: SK-II Facial Treatment Masks are my favorite. [My fav too! Even Eva Chen is obsessed and there is a reason why. Not kidding, these are life-changing]. They’re pricey but great for when you need a little treat. Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme is also a favorite of mine. I love Blanc de Courrèges perfume and Lierac by LIERAC After Sun Intense Hydration Repair Cream which I discovered in Paris.

Annie: What is in your makeup bag this very moment?

Danielle: Butter London Honey Pie Cream Blush, MAKE Lipstick in Jakarta, Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo, YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzer, Maybelline Express The Falsies Mascara in Black, Maybelline Liner Express Eyeliner in Brown and loads of berry and red lipsticks.

Annie: Let’s be honest, your hair is off the charts. Describe your hair routine and products.

Danielle: I love dry shampoos, especially Klorane Dry Shampoo Non Aeorosol and Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine when I’m on the go. I’m pretty lazy with my beauty routine, so I love products that are fast and easy. I don’t blow dry or brush my hair so I like any product that gives my hair extra volume without extra work.

Danielle Snyder Dannijo Glow Girl Danielle Snyder Dannijo Glow Girl Danielle Snyder Dannijo Glow GirlAnnie: On a typical day, what do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Danielle: For breakfast, I love egg whites, avocado and gruyere on a whole wheat wrap (with ketchup and hot sauce) or oatmeal with berries and nuts and a soy au lait. For lunch, I’ll have a hearty salad with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil and a pecan raisin multigrain roll or sushi. For dinner, I love thin crust pizza, pasta, sushi or tacos.

Annie: If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the 5 products you couldn’t live without?

Danielle: I’d have to say Pellegrino Sparkling Water, Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (I’m addicted!), Coconut Oil, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (or Napoleon Perdis Eyelash Curler), and some type of hydrating body lotion for sensitive skin (Sunday Riley Disrobe Body Lotion).

Annie: Your travel schedule is literally insane. What are your tips for reviving yourself after a long flight? Post fashion week detox plan?

Danielle: No juice cleanses for me, but I love a good workout to get back into the swing of things. These days I love Pilates and boxing. Hydrating face masks are great for dry skin after long flights. Post fashion week, I drink loads of water, sleep and spend time with family and friends.

Annie: What Spring ‘14 beauty trends are you most looking forward to?

Danielle: My favorite trends are natural skin, thick brows, nude makeup, beachy hair and braids.

Annie: What is your signature lip color?

Danielle: I love mixing! I use a combination of Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Train Bleu (a deep aubergine) and Dragon Girl (a vivid siren red). Together they create the  perfect matte sultry red.

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Annie: And back to jewelry… What was the moment that you knew that you really made it?

Danielle: Beyoncé bought one of our necklaces from Bergdorf’s our first month in business back in 2008 and wore it on tour all over the world. Every magazine picked it up and credited DANNIJO.

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Thanks, Danielle! DANNIJO items that are currently on my wishlist? The Cruz Earrings, the Clara Clip-On Earrings, the Tullia Multicolor Mini Big Necklace and the Peeta iPhone 5 Case. You simply must check them out.

Danielle Snyder Dannijo Glow Girl Danielle was shot at the Dannijo Studio in New York City wearing a shirt by J. Crew. I love J.Crew and practically live in this denim number. xx

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Misty Copeland, Ballerina

“I’m a soloist for the American Ballet Theatre [ABT]. I was the first person in my family who was ever interested in dance, or fine art of any kind for that matter—I came from a very humble beginning in San Pedro, California. My family didn’t have very much money, so ballet wasn’t even on my radar; I just found it randomly when I was 13 at a Boys & Girls Club. We were practicing in a basketball court in gym clothes with some old socks on. Even though it terrified me at first, I found that I really liked it. The local ballet teacher that taught the class told me that she'd never seen someone so capable who hadn't any knowledge of dance, and then told me that I could be a professional. I remember, I actually laughed because I had no idea what that even meant. But I ended up moving in with her family and trained with them for three years. Then, when I was 16, I moved to Torrance, California to train at a more advanced studio, and by 19, I joined the American Ballet Theatre in New York. It all happened so fast—it was pretty unheard of that someone could train for so few years and become a professional at one of the most elite dance companies in the United States.

Finding ballet gave me passion for the first time in my life. I was always very shy and just wanted to fit in; I never day dreamed about what I wanted to be when I grew up. But dancing gave me a connection to my personality that made me grow. My mission became to bring dance to the modern generation. I never dreamed of being promoted to a soloist—or being a role model—but I started to get such positive feedback from the black community... I felt like I was representing them in the ballet world. Prince reached out to me [to perform with him], and we ended up working together for four years. He called me and was like, ‘I think you’re extremely gifted, and I love the fact that you’re a black woman and you’re doing all of these amazing things. I would love to work with you.’ We shot the video for his cover of Crimson and Clover. We performed at Madison Square Garden and all over Europe—it was an entirely different audience than the Metropolitan Opera House. That opened so many opportunities. Now, I’m publishing a memoir [Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina], and I have a contract with Under Armour. It’s mind-boggling.

But joining ABT also made me much more aware of my body and of my skin color. In 2001, I was the only black woman in a company of 80 dancers. I had never thought about that growing up, but I suddenly felt very rare and started worrying, ‘Am I going to make it?’ There had never been a black woman who was also a principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. On top of that, I had to accept that it was OK to look like a woman and be a ballerina. I have breasts and a butt, which is not the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s aesthetic of the feminine, soft ballerina. Training is harder now, so our bodies are more athletic. It wasn't until I owned the fact that I was different that everything started to happen for me.

Every single day became about commitment. I dance every morning from 10:15 to 11:45, and rehearsals are from Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to seven. They say that if you miss a day of class, and it takes three days to get your body back to the way it was. I started learning how to eat for health—I can’t just drink soda and eat empty calories and still maintain a dancer’s body. I still eat whatever I want, it’s just about moderation. But I don’t eat red meat anymore—just fish.

I need to make sure to take care of my skin, too, because I’m almost never wearing makeup. I’ve been a Proactiv user since I was 19. I love it, but there’s something in it that bleaches my towels! Backstage, I use Neutrogena Makeup Wipes. And at night, I love Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask because it’s heavier than most moisturizers. I feel awful when I travel, so as soon as I get back to my hotel room, I put on Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. It foams up and looks crazy, but when I’m done I feel really hydrated.

My everyday beauty routine is basically putting my hair in a bun and wearing lotion on my face. We wear so much makeup on stage that if we wore it during rehearsals, too, our skin would hate us. And the buns are pretty awful on our hair. We use so many bobby pins—it’s insane how many cases of bobby pins I have—and I get a lot of hair breakage. One trick I’ve learned is to use conditioner instead of hairspray to make my hair stay back—I use John Freida Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Conditioner, and also the Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Shampoo to wash it.

Since I’m usually not wearing any makeup, my eyebrows are the most important to me—they need to look good. I see Irina at John Barrett Salon to wax and tweeze them. She’s amazing. I had a panic attack when she had her first baby—I was like ‘When are you gonna be back?’ [Laughs] At home, I fill in my eyebrows with MAC Eye Brows in Spiked. It’s not very harsh. I tried eyebrow gel, but I realized I don’t need it. And gel can flake, too. But I always keep an eyebrow brush in my purse.

Sometimes I’ll use the eyebrow pencil as eyeliner. But really it’s about the lashes. On stage, I wear false lashes from Duane Reade—they’re the best false lashes I’ve found. If I’m going to a gala, I’ll use the thinner brown version, because they’re not as drag-queen-y and harsh. But if I’m just going out to dinner or something, I’ll put on Maybelline Full N’ Soft mascara. It’s very black.

On my skin, I wear Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder, and for bronzer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in a few shades darker than my skin tone. I’ve been using MAC Powder Blush in Peachykeen for, like, 10 years. It’s my favorite. But I also love Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm for my lips and cheeks. I have every color, but Chunky Cherry Number 5 is my favorite. It’s what I’m wearing right now. Otherwise, I like neutral, natural colors on my lips, like Dior Addict Lipstick in Beige Dandy.

I swear by Crest Whitening Strips, too. They work! I use them very rarely, but I love them. I also moisturize my body like crazy. I like something simple like Olay Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive Skin. And I have to keep everything shaved. I think some dancers wax, but for the most part we shave. My favorite razor is the Gillette Venus Embrace—it has this moisturizing gel built into it, which is nice because I don’t use shaving cream, just soap.

In terms of fragrance, I wear Polo Ralph Lauren for men. It’s pretty strong, but I love it. One of my dance partners was wearing it years ago, and I asked him what it was and I’ve been wearing it ever since. I keep Dove deodorant in my purse for when I’m in the studio for between-rehearsal touch-ups when I’m a little... ‘ew.’ [Laughs]

It’s funny, you would think that ballerinas must get a lot of pedicures and manicures, but we’re not allowed to wear polish on stage. Plus, we actually think of our calluses as trophies. We work so hard for them, we don’t want them taken away—they’re like armor. Just standing in pointe shoes hurts your feet like crazy, so imagine dancing in them for eight hours a day. I was trained to not wear padding in my shoes so that I could better articulate my toes, they bend to the shoes. I go through a pair of pointe shoes nearly every day. We can go through up to ten a week! When I finish a pair, I sign them and American Ballet Theatre sells them on their website."

—as told to ITG

Misty Copeland photographed by Emily Weiss in New York on February 9, 2014. Follow Misty on Twitter and Instagram. Buy her new memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, on Amazon.


Greetings again lovely viewers! Now if you watch my YouTube videos (which you totally should by the way http://www.youtube.com/user/KaterinaBeautyBlog) you'll know I am super late at uploading this post as I got these roughly two weeks ago! But better late than never hey?

If still pictures and words are too much for you, check out the video of this haul here:




Products Pictured:
Sigma 45 Blending Brush
Sigma Lip Brush
Sigma Brow Power Duo Dark
Benefit PoreFessional Primer
Benefit Eyecream
Benefit That Girl Face Brightening Primer
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Benefit Erase Paste
Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz Pencil Ebony
Anastasia Beverley Hills Clear Brow Gel
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo Barely Branded
Maybelline Colour Sensations Lipstick 902 Hot Plum
Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick 05 Perpetual Peony 
Rimmel Lipstick 120 Cutting Edge
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 106
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 107

Another item that I couldn't photograph that I picked up is what I took the photograph with! My brand new Canon 70D! FYI I love it and it is amazing. I think we are soul mates.

What goodies have you picked up lately?

-Katerina xxx

Check me out at:



Greetings again lovely viewers! Now if you watch my YouTube videos (which you totally should by the way http://www.youtube.com/user/KaterinaBeautyBlog) you'll know I am super late at uploading this post as I got these roughly two weeks ago! But better late than never hey?

If still pictures and words are too much for you, check out the video of this haul here:




Products Pictured:
Sigma 45 Blending Brush
Sigma Lip Brush
Sigma Brow Power Duo Dark
Benefit PoreFessional Primer
Benefit Eyecream
Benefit That Girl Face Brightening Primer
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Benefit Erase Paste
Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz Pencil Ebony
Anastasia Beverley Hills Clear Brow Gel
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo Barely Branded
Maybelline Colour Sensations Lipstick 902 Hot Plum
Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick 05 Perpetual Peony 
Rimmel Lipstick 120 Cutting Edge
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 106
Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Collection 107

Another item that I couldn't photograph that I picked up is what I took the photograph with! My brand new Canon 70D! FYI I love it and it is amazing. I think we are soul mates.

What goodies have you picked up lately?

-Katerina xxx

Check me out at: