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

I really wanted to write the last beauty post for 2010 but my real life got in the way and honestly I am slightly exhausted.  (Okay, more exhausted than I care to admit.)  So, I hope you will forgive me for making this a non-beauty post.

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

Actually C is for Christmas and I hope those who celebrate it had a nice one. :-)  Okay, back to the original "C".  C is for Chanel and I am not talking about the make up.  I confess that during the mid 80's early 90's I was a Chanel gal and dressed from head to toe in Chanel.  If you saw me today you couldn't tell because I am a jeans and t-shirt gal and don't wear a stitch of jewelry.  I am pretty plain except for the makeup! 

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

Lately, my candy of choice has been nail polishes.  The prices are just right and there is such a variety of colors that I wish I could come home with the entire display!

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

3CC recently came out with an eyeshadow color that I had been looking for called Bright Eyes.  Sold in a set ($37.50) that includes the light clarifier pencil this duo can make the most tired eyes look alive.

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

I know I am late to the game purchasing ManGlaze polishes ($6.66USD and $13.13USD) but better late than never right?  The polishes are all matte which may have you thinking what makes them different from other mattes?  I can just buy a matte topcoat and have the same effect.  Well, yes and no.  Yes, the effect is the same, but the personality is not.

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

Sobe Botanicals is an indie company that sells mineral makeup and also came out with Walk the Line Gel liners ($7.99USD).  Yes, they are vegan and they are not the liquid type, they are gel type, actually more of a silicone cream base type.

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

With a new big Ulta opening close to me, you would think I lived there!  I don't, I just happen to end up there since it is at the grocery store I regularly shop at.  Since this Ulta is one of the stores that carry most of the high end brands, I get a chance to look at all the high end eyeshadow primers.  Thanks to this looking, I bought three different ones to see how they work:  LORAC, Tarte, and Urban Decay.

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

My first foray into matte nail polish was way back somewhere in the late 70's early 80's, I remember Shiseido came out with a matte red nail polish and I begged my mum to take me to the department store so I could spend my hard earn allowance on it.  I remember buying it and applying it but after that I wasn't too impressed because I don't have any other memories of it.  I think there was something missing back then that just didn't make the matte-ness appealing.  I guess it was just another red polish to me.

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