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Madison K. Philadelphia

A few days ago, I had a rib injury which has prevented me from enjoying my daily river runs. Today I decided to just walk a few miles, so I headed out towards NoLibs to visit a nail salon I used to frequent and have always loved. While walking north on 2nd street, about a block north of Spring Garden, I discovered this most eye catching pink/black/white designed boutique, Madison K.

Initially, I had never heard of Madison K. Later, while browsing the stores website, I realized I have seen the standout boutique in Bucks County a few years ago. The Philadelphia location has been open for a handful of weeks.

The boutique is adorable. Its filled with all types of beauty products and accessories and even has a small section for men! How adorable!

Check out the Madison K. boutique at 600 N. 2nd St. in Philadelphia!

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon

I remember being so excited for the Marc Jacobs cosmetic line to debut. I even wrote a post on how the line was previewing early at Sephora.

I also remember when I received the Highliner Gel Crayon in Brown(out) as a free gift shortly after the debut. I may have used it once, was not very impressed and tossed it in my kit thinking I’d use it for something. Which, I’d like to add, was very upsetting seeing as how I was so excited about the line, and the press the brand was receiving was incredible.

Well, until yesterday, I had not used it. I randomly saw the pencil and decided I’d play around with it. Immediately I was reminded of why I didn’t like the pencil to begin with and ultimately decided I was going to write about it.

Now, almost all of my posts are about products that I love and think everyone should know about. I rarely have negative feedback and tend to only write about the positive.

However, I think this pencil needs some critiquing.

First, the pencil, which is called a “gel” liner, is incredibly hard and far from other gel liners I have loved in the past. The first time I used the twist-up pencil, It broke.

The color looks beautiful, with hints of gold. However, the color does not directly transfer to the skin. It’s very light and hard to blend.

I was really expecting this product to be more “high-end” and of better quality.

Now, in the products defense, I have not used another Highliner color. There is a possibility that different colors hold different qualities, and may be a softer material or truer to it’s color. This is something I’m curious about and am looking forward to exploring next time I’m at Sephora.

I’m curious if my readers have used any of the Highliner Crayons and if so, did you like them? What colors have you tried?

I love interacting with my readers and it’s always fun to receive comments and emails! Please feel free to contact me… let’s discuss!

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Until next time 🙂

-R

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Hi Friends!

 

Hope everyone is off to a fabulous start of the year!

 

As I’ve been working on transferring older blog posts from my blogspot to the rachealdoucettebeauty.com blog, I wanted to invite you to browse previous posts I’ve written over the years at rachealdoucette.blogspot.com.

 

As always, I love seeing comments and receiving emails about different products, tips and tricks, trends and advice.

 

Please feel free to comment on older posts I’ve written and lets discuss!

 

Stay fab, Beauties.

-R