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

I have a small collection of holographic nail polish.  Holographics are my favorite and sometimes I wish I could transmit some holographic image as the sun hits them--"Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.."  But since that possibility is in the near future, I will just show you some swatches of my collection.

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

My recent visit to Ulta, I was lucky enough to find a couple of Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils ($22USD) for 75% off!  That brought them down to $5 and change.  None of the pencils were tested and all were different colors. Make up karma was with me then.

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

Eyeliner  to me is a two handed job.  One holds the brush and the other pulls the skin taut.  If you don't need to use two hands then you either have perky lids or your eyeliner droops towards the end.

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

Application of eyeliner is a practiced skill but did you know how you prep the application is as important.  The end result could be the difference between a great triumphant feeling or pure frustration.  And, since eyeliner is one of the last eye products to apply onto the eye, you know that messing up and erasing the mistake is not really feasible.

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

I really was going to make this a more in depth post but my brain isn't cooperating with me.  Every tap on the keyboard is an act of thinking.  I have writer's block and words aren't coming to me that easily so this will be a short and simple posting on eyeliners.

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

My first post introduced the brushes which I use for eyeliners.  You might be wondering why these brushes and how did I pick them out?  I judge them by size and firmness, they have to be small enough for the detailing of eyeliner yet firm enough to apply color smoothly and evenly.

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

This week, I am going to do posts on eyelining, again.  Why? Mostly because of my little cult. As an unknown beauty blog, I was pretty sure assumed that all your beauty questions were being answered by those wonderful gurus out there.  I never expected any questions to be asked; therefore, I went on my merry way eyelining my eyes out.  However, when I found certain questions popping up in emails about eyeliners in their various forms and the many brushes, I figured I should do a post or at least a couple of them to answer many questions that need to be answered or should be answered but not asked because of embarrassment.

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

In my recent post on Simple Skincare, I mentioned how content I was with this line and ended up buying more.  Particularly, the Simple Eye Make-Up Remover.  Even though my holy grail had been another brand (Rimmel), I decided to try this one and see if it pleased me.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Okay, I fell off the wagon and bought this "shadow" pencil after my semi-official eyeshadow buying ban. What stupid reasoning am I using?  I figured since it wasn't in pressed powder tablet form it would be okay.  Yeah, just like saying to a recovering alcoholic--go ahead, eat those rum-soaked cake balls, they are in cake form! 
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

After my glazing experience and my yearning to want more color in my hair which really stems from my ban from buying eyeshadow.  I decided to go deeper into the depths of my haircolor obsession. 

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

I have to say I was pleased with my first purchase of Mineral Fusion nail lacquer ($7.99USD) that I decided to buy more at Whole Foods.  I figured since my Whole Foods is pretty much a ghost town in the make up department, I would have many choices of color to choose from.

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

By LiAnn for her blog Sparklecrack Central.  If you don't know about her blog, you should because I consider it an encyclopedia of swatches on mostly indie brands of mineral makeup.

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

Today is Mother's Day here in the U.S. and I wish all you mums a happy one!  As you know my mum is a makeup addict like me.  No, it's the other way around, I am a makeup addict because of her.  I still haven't found which chromosome this trait lies.  Anyway, I am spending the day with her.

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

I have to admit that I envy the younger generation for having access to a vast array of colorful make up.  In my time it was either the bright clown colors of a theatrical line or the antiquated colors of the cosmetic counter.  Nothing in between and nothing readily available.  Now, when I see these colors show up in eyeliner form, something stirs up inside me.

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

An eyeshadow buying ban is really hard on someone who has an obsession with colorful pressed talc tablets, but with that comes a new point of view: lips.  I admit I have been ignoring my lips in terms of passing up many lipcolors.  So, to avoid a void in my makeup obsession, I recently purchased two of Make Up For Ever's new lipsticks.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I bought this palette before I announced my eyeshadow buying ban, so I am safe and you could say this is my last eyeshadow buy for a while.  (Damn me, I will be so grumpy until I can get through the initial withdrawal symptoms.)  Like the Smashbox Softbox Palette, this is housed in the same style palette with a trial size Photo Finish Lid Primer (not shown).

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

Yesterday's post was just a quick introduction on what was inside.  In this post, I checked out each full size products and give you my quick thoughts on each of them.

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

I know you have seen the many posts on many blogs of this first Glossybox of the U.S. Edition.  I for one was surprised to be contacted by them to receive one for review.  Can I say from all the other sampler boxes I have seen on the net from other blogs, this one is icing on the cake.

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

My two social media addictions appear to be Twitter and Pinterest.  Just awful that these sites have made me procrastinate such important stuff such as laundry.  Anyway, due to my constant presence on Twitter, I have gained enough Klout to qualify me for products by Simple, a UK brand that is now in the States.

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

Lately, thanks to the warm weather (and eventually to the searing and sautéed heat) my makeup has become minimal.  This leaves me with space in my brain usually the part thinking about color, and an empty space doesn't leave me happy.  I have to fill it with something, thus my hair.

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