Faith, Love, & Lifestyle

Welcome Kayley!

Welcome Kayley!

Babes! We have another great addition coming VERY soon! Kayley Wooten will be joining the Merle Girl crew in November! She will be taking appointments and walk-ins! You can call her directly at 618-302-0249 or the studio at 618-842-2345! She willStart taking appointments November 4th!Here’s a few random facts about our girl!🥰💋I was homeschooled all of my schooling years. 💋I was on a traveling tumbling team.💋I was on a traveling trap shooting team out of Clay City, Illinois. We shot at Rend Lake and the Sparta World Shooting Complex many times. 💋Growing up I always wanted to be a cosmetologist,...

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Now offering New Aesthetics to our Service Menu!

Now offering New Aesthetics to our Service Menu!

BABES I want to formally introduce you to Alexi Bladel! She is officially part of the team! And taking appointments next week! 5 Random things about Alexi! Drop her a hello 👋🏽 below! ⭐️Held the record at GHS in soccer for career saves in both boys and girls soccer and accomplished that in 1 season. ⭐️Graduated high school a year and a half early and was the youngest to attend Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. ⭐️Firefighter in the Army ⭐️60th Miss Winnebago County Fair Queen and 60th Miss Illinois County Fair Queen (first ever Miss Winnebago to be crowned Miss...

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A New Name is Coming!

A New Name is Coming!

So do you guys really read my posts? If so grab some snackies cause this is gonna be a long one!5 years ago I opened my dream boutique. There weren’t many of us at the time & I had worked 3 jobs saved $ and when my father passed away it was the nudge I needed to pull the trigger. I remember going through names and what had meaning and felt right. At this time there weren’t many options for clothing in my genre in my tiny town. I hadn’t been blessed with kids and had been fighting the infertility...

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Micellar Water Wars

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Micellar Water Wars

Every skin care company and makeup brand is jumping on the micellar water band wagon, but don't be fooled by expensive bottled water. Do your research and choose a reputable brand. Micellar water is a great addition to anyone's skin care routine. Micelles are both hydrophilic and hydrophobic allowing them capture and lift away dirt and impurities. Micellar water originated in France and has been used by women there for decades. The harsh Persian water caused dryness and irritation. Micellar water was created to gently remove makeup and impurities without damaging your skins natural lipid barrier. Why is our Cleansing...

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Merle Norman 24k Primer VS Guerlain 24K Gold Radiance Primer

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Merle Norman 24k Primer VS Guerlain 24K Gold Radiance Primer

Why should you prime? Just like priming walls before you paint, priming your skin is an important step. Priming the skin before make up provides a smoother application and a longer wear time.  Now lets talk about gold...yes, I said gold! Skincare containing gold is all the rage currently. Gold is an antioxidant and also has anti-inflamitory properties. These types of products provide your skin with the ingredients it craves and makes you feel like one of the stars. Today I will compare the Merle Norman 24k primer with the Guerlain L'Or primer. Both products claim to restore radiance, firm,...

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