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

This is my second small order for Concrete Minerals, my first was here.  I put in a second order not only because I couldn't get enough of this line but I was running low on Lolita.  I use this color practically every single day.  Lolita is that complex neutral with bits of green, pink, and the shimmery bits of taupe.

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

When I received my ugly box from Soap Hope, the first thing that popped into my mind is a quote: "Like the fortune cookie that is often stale and leaves a bad taste in your mouth, it is the message inside that counts."  Yes, the box is just plain ugly but what is important is what is inside and what this company does.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Recently, I got a package from the UK from Kelly.  It came in a Selfridges & Co. box which excited me to some extent because my brain started to flood with memories of that store.  Inside the box were some cool goodies.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

What I loved about Fyrinnae Inks ($9USD) were the unusual colors.  Every cosmetic company had the normal black to violet but Fyrinnae said, "F*ck it, we can make any color."  And the color could be found wearable by someone.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Oh, how I loved Fyrinnae Inks.  I must have bought most of them, not all though.  I am pretty sure I missed some colors.  For some of you who aren't familiar with Fyrinnae, they are a small indie company that makes some of the most amazing vegan loose eyeshadows in the most creative colors.  It is a small staffed line with for some say is a long turn around time but I honestly found it average compared to some of the Etsy lines.

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

The lovely, funny, and gorgeous Anna from loodieloodieloodie is the first person to go on my "The Wall of Beauty".  Yeah, it is something new so don't feel bad that you didn't know about it.  I just got excited when I saw a pic of Anna and her precision application of eyeliner influenced by one of the Into the Palette posts:  Neapolitan Influenced Eyeshadow Look.  WOOHOO!

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

After my last frankened attempt which I was not too happy about but happy enough that other people liked it, I figured I would just do the normal thing with the polish that I have.  I would apply straight out of the bottle.  I started out with OPI Planks A Lot from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection.

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

I think clean displays and bright lighting in a cosmetic aisle of a big chain like Tarjay, can make you want to buy at least one cosmetic item before leaving.  I know I did and I chose ELF hoping it wouldn't be disappointing like the Beauty Encyclopedia.  Out of all the stuff they had like blushes, powders, and bronzers; I chose the dual-ended Eyeliner and Shadow Stick ($3USD) in Brown/Basic and Plum/Purple.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Can there be a loose eyeshadow that feels exquisite?  Before you answer that question, why do you avoid them or better yet why do you not use them if you have some?  Could it be they just don't stick or adhere onto the skin well?  I know fallout is the number one culprit when it comes to loose shadows.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

We all like to get those little sample bag of products and such even when they are free or a GWP (gift with purchase) but how useful are they?  I admit that I don't use many and save them for a rainy day which is pretty much once in a blue moon.  I have skincare, haircare, makeup, etc., samples and some I don't even open since I know I won't like them.  Bad I know, never judge a book by its cover but I know what I pretty much like especially when it comes to skincare; those are the ones that I have the most of.  (<---I ended the sentence with a preposition didn't I? Not good but I don't care!)
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I knew I shouldn't have frankened during my blog hiatus.  I wasn't up to par in thinking or health and the result is a color that really is bland.  It feels as though I didn't put much thought my energy into this polish because I knew from the beginning it would be a dud.  Again, I used ManGlaze Franken Juggs and I wished I didn't have to waste this one.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I told you I was enamored by the Sula Beauty line, enough so that I bought more eyeshadow when I swore to myself not to buy anymore this year.  I REALLY HAVE TOO MUCH EYESHADOW!  However, these were just too pretty to pass up and like the other stuff I bought from this line, the colors are refreshingly clear and feminine.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I told you that I was enamored with this Sula Beauty line.  I really wanted to buy all the lipsticks in the small display but you know the $8 adds up and before you know it, I have bought enough to equal one high end lipstick. 
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I haven't been enamored by a drugstore line in ages but Sula made me buy more than I needed.  I recently bought some stuff as you can see from my previous review.  I thought I was finished with the stuff, then I stopped by Ulta and bought a powder blush.  I fell in love!  And, had to buy the rest of them and not to mention some other stuff which will be shown in another review.  First, the powder blushes.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Shu Uemura is a line that holds a deep make up memory, it was my first pro line I tried as a teen in the memorable 1980's.  I remember going to Parco Department Store in Tokyo and just astounded by the vast array of products this line had.  The cream colors in little pots to the see-through lipstick containers to the bullet colors of kajals.  I just spent hours in the little Shu nook of the store.  The sales assistant began to know me so well that she just let me play to my heart's content.  Those were the days! *sigh*

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