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The Secret is Out… I am a PlannerAddict

Allow me to reintroduce myself the secret is out…  my name is Merli and I’m a sticker loving, washi wearing, die cut having, pens out the ass, crafting planneraddict. I’ve been a planner addict aka a stationary lover since I could remember, going into books stores and office supply stores and shopping for pens and […] Read more…

Psychology of Lipsticks Shapes

Psychology Behind Lipstick Shapes

What does your lipstick shape say about you? Isn’t it crazy we apply our lipstick says something about our personalities in life? Well, the good people at Beautypress have analyzed exactly what the shape of your lipstick means and the results are in. Let’s begin with the first one The Daredevil She is daring, imaginative […] Read more…

Combination Skin Friendly Veil Cosmetics

A New Staple For Your Foundation Routine.

The combo skin cosmetic gods have heard my cry and have finally created a product that is shaking up my foundation routine in an amazing way. New from Veil Cosmetics is a life changing product AutoMatte Mattifying Base & Touch-Up. I got to test it all weekend long in the most not so beautiful weather […] Read more…

THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC 2018 GUIDE

It’s that time of year again, The Makeup Show NYC 2018 is here, and as a veteran of this show (11 years and counting) Here are some of the most important things you need to know to get the most out of this show. As a pro makeup artist, one of the most important things […] Read more…

Dear COVERGIRL… Take My Money

I remember my first makeup experience via drugstore was going to the aisle with COVERGIRL and trying to figure out what color foundation I would wear, but most importantly what lipstick I would wear. That was over 20 years ago, YIKES! Now in my early 30’s I’ve watched COVERGIRL go from girl next door to […] Read more…

Sheros by Natascha Cox

If you know me, you know my first love is a beautiful lip, and I’m always in search of amazing new ones. I recently discovered a new beauty brand by beauty blogger Natascha Cox, that already has quite the following. Popular amongst fashion forward make up lovers across the globe. The unique design is eye […] Read more…

Planner

10 Planner Babes To Follow on Instagram

You knew this was coming… why would I be an addict if I didn’t have enablers and planner babes who inspire me to be more creative with my craft. Today I’m sharing 10 (just a start) planner babes that I think you should follow on Instagram. Starting with me why wouldn’t I right. @Papier.belle My […] Read more…

How Did I Get Here… 217lbs

How did I get here… 217lbs and that’s after I’ve taken 2018 by the horns and started working out religiously since the second week of January three times a week. I hesitated getting on the scale as I had been making progress with speed and strength but yet I wondered where I stood with numbers. […] Read more…

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER DAY

” I am a strong black woman, I cannot be intimidated and I’m not going anywhere” -Maxine Waters  Determined to start 2018 on the right track there was no other way but to be surrounded by my melanin infused sisters at Brown Girls Love Power Day presented by Toyota and curated by Love Brown Sugar […] Read more…

TRUTH IS….

Truth is I’m not exactly sure why I am still here, for all intensive purposes I did believe and feel that 2017 was going to be it for me. While I was daydreaming of a blog come back, I was fighting my hardest just to live. August 15th 2017 my world was rocked in a way […] Read more…

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