About Me

Hello beautiful and welcome to my blog! If you can’t already tell, I adore makeup and beauty products. It is my ultimate hobby (no, I am not anywhere near being a professional) but I love it just the same. I collect, hunt, haul, review and swatch all in the name of beauty.

I’m based in the greater Chicago area and by day I work in the financial industry. By night and weekend I am an amateur cook (chef is too talented for me), travel enthusiast and gym/fitness junkie. I have many loves in my life (my wonderful fiance and family and friends of course) but makeup and beauty reign supreme as one of my favorite hobbies.

I invite you to enter the guilt-free, judgment-free zone! Sit back, enjoy yourself. I encourage comments, suggestions and ideas. I hope to see you back here soon!

For questions, comments, suggestions or business inquiries, please email me at danielle@bloominbeautyblog.com

4 Responses to About Me

  1. cindy says:

    re: sunday riley blush “intimate”

    hi danielle,
    just wondered if i could get more input re: sunday riley’s intimate. for some reason, on the barney’s website, this blush looked far more candy pink, but on your blog, it looks peachy-pink to coral. which statement would be true? and, if it does lean peachy-pink, does it look anything like say, nars “o”? i already own sr’s blushing & honest. i initially thought honest was the nars o of the group until i saw intimate. thanks in advance for your help!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Cindy!
      Sure, I would say it’s along the same lines as NARS Orgasm, although I don’t own that particular shade. It doesn’t have the same pronounced gold sheen of Orgasm, but it is definitely a peachy-pink, bordering on coral. It’s sheen is softer and more glowy where NARS O is more shimmery (at least that’s the way it looks when I swatch it). I hope this helps!

      • cindy says:


        thanks so much for your advice! the blush looks beautiful on you! i hope it works even a quarter as well one me! b/c of your lovely swatch/modeling of this blush, i called my local bny & put it on hold. the only problem i have with these blushes is that certain shades (presumably the shimmery ones) crumble a lot (ex: color, “honest”) at the slightest touch of a blush brush. but for paraben free & nice color pay off, i’m willing to try one more of these blushes. anyways, thank you again & i am glad i stumbled upon your blog. keep up the great work! all of you lovely mu bloggers are doing such a great service! i know. i should wish for world peace! but hey, it’s the simple little things like blush that makes my everyday life happy! :) take care!

  2. Leslie says:

    OMG, stumbled upon you on my Twitter (as it suggested you) and umm THANKS TWITTER! Love your blog and love the fact that you are from my hometown as well! Great pic quality, and well written post! Keep it going! -Leslie/fellow beauty blogger!

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