Danielle Guercio
A strange girl with a gold soul, Danielle Guercio a.k.a. Danizig was born in New York City and resides there today. Taste, smell, touch, sight and soundkilling are her superpowers, and she loves to share her knowledge. With a fashion and beauty background and a passion for the humanities, projects in many fields keep her busy most days. She has worked in so many industries, now populating the spaces where fashion, beauty, media and nightlife intersect. Off-duty, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, a clean motherf-ing house, cooking gourmet meals, and studying botany, cosmetic chemistry, and natural healing.

Latest Articles

5 Stylist-Recommended Dry Shampoo Alternatives That Will Keep Your Hair Looking Clean

Dry shampoo is great and all, but not everyone is into the way it makes your hair feel, especially after repeated uses. Whether the rain screwed up your plans, you put in a diesel workout, or just plain don’t feel like washing, there are alternatives…
By Danielle Guercio

How To Make Your Own Custom Scent

For many of us, having options is key when it comes to the beauty world. However, perfume is a typically a bit cost prohibitive to amass a large collection. Luckily, these days there are options beyond the department store counter that can save you m…
By Danielle Guercio

Weird New Beauty Gadgets You Should Try

Now that the smartphone age is well under way, innovation and design are creeping into every part of our modern lives. It's no shocker that the beauty world is experiencing an electronic Renaissance too: Since is a multi billion dollar industry, it m…
By Danielle Guercio

How To Find The Best Orange Lipstick For You

Beauty brands big and small are finally beginning to embrace the needs of varying skin tones, which means we can now all rejoice at finding red lipsticks without blue and orange lipsticks without pink. Buying trendy orange lipstick can be the trickie…
By Danielle Guercio

How To DIY A Cleansing Balm

When it comes to daily beauty routines, taking off your makeup is arguably the most important step in using it. All of those pigments, silicones, and shimmer particles can clog pores and start a vicious cycle of acne and irritation. Plus it’s known a…
By Danielle Guercio

The Best Burlesque Beauty Tips From Zora Von Pavon

The further we peel back the patriarchal bull that keeps us thinking that fewer clothes means fewer morals, the better everyone in society can represent themselves. Recently I watched Burlesque: Heart of The Glitter Tribe , a new documentary that chr…
By Danielle Guercio

How To Find Your Perfect Highlighter

A well-placed highlight is basically a makeup essential these days, and decoding the numerous available options is a hefty task. Since highlighter makeup seems to be just about as popular as blush, the choices you face at a department or drugstore ca…
By Danielle Guercio

How To DIY Rainbow Hair Extensions

Pastel and rainbow hair is continuing to skyrocket in popularity. While Instagram is certainly at least partially to blame, I suspect this is also due to the resurgence of bond protectors, which lets darker-haired hopefuls to engage in merciless blea…
By Danielle Guercio

Why You Should Give A Dry Haircut A Try

The typical haircut service consists of a shampoo, cut, and style. That order seems set in stone, but I will let you in on a stylist secret: It's actually quiet interchangeable! The dry cut followed by a wash and style is something everyone should tr…
By Danielle Guercio

Nail Art To Match Every Zodiac Sign

Checking in with your local astrologer and discussing your zodiac sign is a longstanding and culture-spanning tradition. It seems there's a reason why astrology hasn’t gone anywhere. This perma-trend is consulted by the casual and devoted alike. With…
By Danielle Guercio

Alexis DeJoria Shares Her Best Skin Tips

Nothing is more badass than seeing women dominate in formerly bro-friendly competitions. Professional racecar driving is decidedly dangerous, and was usually generally men's space until people like Alexis DeJoria and a few other big name drivers prov…
By Danielle Guercio

Ways To Wear A Headwrap

Headwraps can be a controversial subject. Women in many cultures use headwraps for modesty or tangible purpose, and they’ve been a part of both religion and fashion movements alike. They are identifiers, sun protection, basket balancers, and accessor…
By Danielle Guercio

Makeup Artists Share Client Nightmares

Having a difficult client — whether you're a nurse, mechanic, makeup artist ADD LINK, or bartender — is a surefire way to make not only your entire day difficult, but the very service you're trying to provide excruciating as getting a tattoo. As some…
By Danielle Guercio

I Tried A Model's Beauty Routine For Traveling

I always chalked up feeling crappy before, during, and after a flight as just a piece of the whole humiliating, shoe-removing, tin-can anchovy-ish experience that is traveling. But as I started taking meticulous care of my skin IRL, not unlike a supe…
By Danielle Guercio

How To Pick Your Perfect Foundation Brush

It seems like today everyone that makes makeup also makes makeup brushes. This oversaturation of tools makes it really confusing for the novice consumer to navigate. Hell, it makes it hard for even a pro to navigate! IMO, watching YouTube tutorials d…
By Danielle Guercio

I Didn't Groom My Brows For A Whole Month

I’ve never been formally diagnosed with dermatillomania, but I assure you the writing's on the wall, where the mirror I use to tweeze and pick my brows hangs. I at least know what triggers it (stress) and how to avoid picking my brows completely off …
By Danielle Guercio

How To Make Your Own Headache Roller

Migraines and headaches can fell a fully functioning adult in seconds, and short of popping an over-the-counter tablet, which take at least 30 minutes to work, there isn’t much you can do for immediate relief. When you get a headache, it can feel lik…
By Danielle Guercio

What I Learned From A Drag Makeup Class

My favorite part of Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race was the Supermodel Squad: Violet, Pearl, and Miss Fame. This was mostly due to their incredible makeup and fashion skills. Miss Fame in particular should have won an award just for makeup in the show…
By Danielle Guercio

I Let A Pro Stylist Dress Me Up

I've been going to at least one fashion week show, big or small, every year since 2008. As a lover of fashion and beauty, I would imagine it produces a similar level of excitement to seeing a few of your fav artists at Coachella or Comic Con. Not a F…
By Danielle Guercio

When To Buy & When To DIY Your Beauty Products

If you are crafty, things begin to change in your life as your skills improve. Making your own beauty products can be quite the rewarding hobby. But so can shopping. DIY is equal parts research, execution, and cleaning. There are thousands upon thous…
By Danielle Guercio