http://youtu.be/Pg0H9qSNozk A special thanks to Arch Apothecary for providing the backdrop to our Spring fashions. Arch Apothecary is Rockford’s trendy new makeup and skincare boutique, offering unique beauty products, makeup consultations and eyebrow refinement. This locally owned fashion hot spot is one of the newest places to discover the perfect lipstick or just get all dolled up. ...

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Our ladies get all dolled up for this spring's fashion shoot inside Arch Apothecary, Rockford's trendy, locally owned makeup and beauty supply store. ...

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