*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I just want to wish everyone a great new year. The year ahead will pass by so quickly that you will wonder what has happened, but while you are living the minutes; take time to realize that there are exciting things going on in life. Well, it may not be to you but just take a breath once in awhile and just watch the wind blow and hear the rustling of the leaves. Sometimes, it is just nice to be as simple as possible when there are so many things that can drive you crazy.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I figured since I had the Bijou lipsticks up, I should have the rest of the lipstick pictures up. I will eventually have all the other stuff up in due time. Unlike the Bijou lipsticks which come in a non-dressy black case, Julie Hewett's Icons, Sheers, and Noirs come in a luxurious gold casing that looks like expensive jewelry. Pop this one out of your purse in the ladies room or at the table and watch out for the curious glances.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

There is a line that many people overlook nowadays since there are more lines that are competing for your attention, but the one line that I remember growing up in the 70's-80's while reading Vogue was Il Makiage. Ilana Harkavi created the "makeup artist" line in 1972 called Il Makiage.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Here is a detailed look at the depth and width of the Zpalettes. These are the vintage or older versions made to hold the average height of a regular pan product.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Did anyone notice that Vincent Longo stuff is getting hard to find in brick and mortar stores? Or maybe it is at obscure places that I don't shop at, shame on me for not scouring those places but I will as soon as I clone myself. How can Sephora drop a line created by such a good looking dude?

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Many people don't know about a German brand of ayurvedic eye kohls.  The brand is called Lakshmi and they have a very soothing waterline eyeliner made to moisturize and nourish the delicate waterline rather than irritate.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Joe Blasco and RCMA are two of my favorite brands for foundations. Why? Because they are highly pigmented, 55% pigment content versus the 35% of cosmetic counter brands. They can easily be customized with other brands or themselves. And, they look like true skin color in photographs.

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