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

It's that time of year when the zombies that surround you all the time get to fit into the folds of real life with no excuse, yes it is HALLOWEEN!  I for one mark Halloween as the starting point of major sweet tooth pickings.  Oh the pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes which are a prequel to all the yummy winter foods! I can hear my stomach growl just by anticipating all the sweetness to come.  Well, before I dip into my months of gluttony, I thought I would show you my Halloween nails.

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

Yesterday's post I showed how the Smashbox Contour Palette can be used for shaping the eyes and creating a natural and minimalistic look.  Today I show another variation on my eyes which is more for the Asian monolid.

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

For some of you, I know that eyeshadow isn't your forté and having a set of shadows that will basically just add shape to the eye is what you may want.  Yet, picking out the colors individually can sometimes take a bit of analyzing and that can take major brain cells and time.  Why exert brain cells on that when you can be spending that time just picking out bottles of pretty nail polish?  Am I right? Well, fear not because Smashbox Contour Palette is the simple eyeshadow makeup kit.

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

Sometimes, I get my hands on these brushes that look like a gimmick.  I often wonder at first, did I waste my money by being intrigued by the shape of the brush?  Or maybe, they do truly work.  Here are some brushes that are unusually shaped.  See what you think.

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

Vincent Longo Cosmetics has been around for a long time and I have to say his stuff is underrated (like this blog. LOL) Jokes aside, his stuff has been hard to find but now you can buy his stuff at Nordstrom and HSN.

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

With the holidays fast approaching, a good red lipstick is one item that will complete any makeup look.  Finding the perfect red can be hard, but fear not because Julie Hewett has one of the best array of pigment-rich reds ever made.  Truly saturated and true to color, no wonder makeup artists use her lipsticks in film and for red carpet events.
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 *Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

You know how it is, you are waiting in a waiting room or you are just bored but not in the mood to play games on your Ipad or Iphone.  You like beauty but you aren't in the mood to apply, wash, then reapply.  Well, now there is a better and easier way and a more realistic way too.  Check out these cool apps by Modiface on Itunes.

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

Hakansson Palettes has been one of my favorite cosmetic items to this day and were some of the first products I wrote about on this blog.  Portable, sleek, and easy to use; these palettes are just handy to have in one's makeup collection.

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

As much as I am not a fan of the summer heat, the one thing I can count on is my skin won't feel dry and dehydrated.  Summer turns into fall and winter and I love the crisp air but my skin has the worst time adjusting to the weather.  I get dry patches, my skin feels tight, the makeup looks lackluster.  My skin needs extra care and if yours does too, you might want to check out Avène and Glytone.

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

This week the blog will be revisiting vintage posts.  Can I call them vintage posts?   Some of you may not know this but this blog is going onto its fourth year!  The older posts may have been missed and I hate for you to miss them.  Also, I am so busy that my brain is preoccupied and not allowing any blog writing at the moment.  I apologize but please enjoy these blasts into the past!  First up, Obsessive Compulsive (OCC) Lip Tars.

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

Ever wonder why celebrities and such look way different in person than they do on screen?  Of course, a lot of it has to do with makeup, but makeup alone isn't going to make you look younger.  It isn't going to give you that lifted eye look or give you a strong jawline.  Sure, there is plastic surgery and non-surgical methods. But, what if it were for a character that ages through a story?  Here is a video by Joe Blasco to check out.

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

Are you wanting beautiful lashes? Do you have an addiction to mascara?  Do you want to try practically every brand out there? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then check out this beauty bag of maddening mix of mascaras!
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 *Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

In my previous post I introduced the Goldwell® dualsenses® Green products.  Haircare products that are derived from up to 98% natural ingredients.  Free from animal testing, sulfates, artificial dyes, silicones, mineral oils and parabens; this haircare line caters to today's consumers but does it work on the extracurricular activity hair goes through today?

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

When I saw this bottle of polish hidden away in the dark corner of my nail polish drawer,  I figured it was one I just didn't like.  I pulled it out to dump into a jar and to use the empty bottle for some other frankened polish but then realized it to be an already frankened one.  I don't remember when I ever created this one!  I must have been on some magical mushroom trip or I just inhaled too much nail polish chemicals during this process and the entire memory just vanished.

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

Goldwell is a line that is highly praised by professionals for its haircare and haircoloring products.  Recently, due to demand from the professional and consumers, it has created a line that is natural and sustainable without compromising its performance.  This line is called dualsenses® Green.

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

Today's post is brought to you by a guest who is one of my cult followers @brelki.  She has recently acquired the LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection and what a collection it is!  As Forrest Gump would say, "If makeup were a box of chocolates, it can only be made by LORAC Cosmetics."  Okay, I would really say that.  Anyway, I know you are waiting to see the goods in this collection, so take it away Brelki.  (Applause!)

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

Excuse my French but I do really mean it when I say Addixt'n Cosmetics has gorgeous gel eyeliners!  If my sneak peek post didn't incite you to order, then maybe this post will.  You know how some gel eyeliners are the darkened or blackened base version of a color.  That is all and fine but sometimes you really want a vibrant jewel-toned color for an eyeliner.  You want it long-lasting and one that will keep its color for hours.  Well, like I said if my last post didn't make you push the button, I hope this one will.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Makeup can be fun and help make us feel better about ourselves.  We often take this for granted. And in a world where beauty is defined by how we look on the outside, we often forget that sometimes that definition is lost or redefined especially when it comes to cancer.

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

I couldn't pass up a good sale on a great product, Addixt'n Ravishing Gel liners which I reviewed here in this post.  If you haven't tried any of the products from this line, now is a good time to try.  As I mentioned before, there is a sale still going on.

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

With my nails finally in somewhat good shape, I went looking for a sky blue color at ULTA.  Not really finding the color I had envisioned, I just decided to get a basic color blue polish.  It can't hurt to have one, right? I mean, there are never enough bottle of blue nail polish.  Until I find the sky blue color I have in my head, I will just play with this color which really turned out to be a deep sky blue.

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

In the last post, I did a bunch of EOTD (eye of the day) looks from the Anastasia Want You to Want Me ($34USD) palette.  In this post I show a particular one on an eye and face chart for Asian monolids.  Now, if you don't know what a monolid is, it is the style or the shape of the Asian eye with no crease.  Actually, there is a crease located just above the lashline making the entire lid fold over and making the lashline hidden.  Like I always say, you see it hidden but everyone else sees you blink so an eyeliner is really important. 

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

Light up the way with hope, love, and honor with a candle by the creative forces behind Nordstrom and glassybaby.  These two have joined to create a vibrantly beautiful pink glass votive in honor of Evelyn Lauder.  An incredible woman who had committed herself to breast cancer research and prevention.

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

Here is a beauty bit by Nordstrom.  From NOW through December 8th various Nordstrom stores are holding their Beauty Fall Cosmetics Trend Shows .  If you haven't been to one of these and are a beauty fanatic then you are missing out.

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

I admit that I had fun with Anastasia Want You to Want Me kit.  Not only did I love the names but I loved the looks.  None of the looks were outrageous but very wearable.  For the upcoming holiday parties, these looks could make anyone look gorgeous.

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

Want an eyeshadow kit that can take you from day to night? Pop star glam to Rocker Chic? Or maybe you just want a simplified kit.  Well, look no further and check out this great clutch by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

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

Yes, I spend my time on Twitter than any other board.  Woops! Scratch that, I think I spend a lot of time on Pinterest but I have no Klout on there.  Anyhow, thanks to wasting my time and tweeting like the sparrows in my backyard, I have been able to qualify myself to receive these two nail polishes by Essie.

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

I love it when music and make up come together.  Remember those innocent teenage days when you just applied all your favorite products, copying all the looks from different magazines while listening to songs from all the great bands like Hall & Oates?  Yeah, I let out a sigh when I think about those days.  But never fear, you can remember and cherish those days with the help of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

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