Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Layouts!

Hey everyone! If you haven't noticed, I put up a new blog layout, twitter layout, and youtube layout!


I've literally pulled an all-nighter so I'm feeling a bit delirious, but I just wanted to give a HUGE thank you and "best patience" gold star to my awesome graphic designer Tommy of TombeeDesigns. We've been working on this layout for months and I am so, so excited to finally reveal it for you. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into it so I hope you like it too!

Here are few new features I want to highlight:

  • First of all, I have added a new "pages" function which will help you navigate through the blog. Namely, the "search" page is something I spent hours upon hours creating to make it easier for you to find exactly what topics you are looking for. Please check it out and let me know what you think!


  • In the header I have a "polaroid" that will send you to my most recent YouTube video.


  •  Right below, I have a polaroid with a nice sticker telling you my most recent tweet.


  • At the top of the right hand bar, you have a list of all of my social media links (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, RSS feed, and BlogLovin) to make it easier for you to connect with me.


  •  Finally, I've also upgraded the translation widget on my side bar to help my international viewers read with greater ease. 


Since it's still a baby, there are bound to be hiccups and bugs so please let us know in the comments any oddities you find as you navigate through the new layout.

Again, please check out my new Twitter and Youtube layouts as well and let me know what you think. Feel free to lavish Tommy with as many compliments as possible for his mind-blowing illustrations and first-class coding skills! Tommy, thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart for being an incredibly talented and hard-working designer and most of all a truly great friend these last few months. You are my hero! Now, please get some sleep and I will too! Hahaha...





128 comments:

  1. aww I can tell you guys put so much effort into this! so many funky gadgets hehe...the header is so sweet AND PINK!! love it <3

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  2. Jen,

    It looks great and so cute!!! I'm excited for you :)

    Keep up the good work <3

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  3. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! you make a good job and your friend too it a lot of work...the blog is look so STYLISHH AND PINK!!!! OMG just love it...and the ideeas are so good .huggs &kisses Mihaela from Italy

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  4. I adore your new layout! I can definitely see all the hard work that has been put into it. :D I adore all the graphics and the colour scheme too. Everything is just perfect and it looks stunning! (Not as much as you haha! :p)

    I look forward to seeing your upcoming videos and blog posts! ^___^

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  5. LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH, JEN!!
    it looks classy and cute at the same time <3 *thumbs up!*

    christanath's beauty blog

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  6. Awesome new layout :) Just recently discovered your YouTube tutorials and I love them!

    xx,
    KAREN

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  7. OMG it's sooo cute *O* I really love it!!

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  8. The bottom is a fun surprise : )

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  9. It's so much fun! Looks so professional, yet whimsical.

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  10. It's really nice, but it's very poorly optimised for smaller resolution screen sizes, i.e. a chunk of the layout gets cut off because it doesn't fit and therefore it needs to be scrolled across.

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  11. Really great, I love it!
    Have a nice day ♥

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  12. it's a super cute layout jen! very lovely!

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  13. wow! Your blog looks absolutely great now!

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  14. i LOVE your new search page! i commented before in your giveaway post that i hoped to be able to search for posts more easily & this search page just ticks all the right boxes! love it love it love it! also love the headers for all the pages. i can't believe that all the images were drawn on photoshop! SO well done! the angled blush brush, the pot of eyeshadow - amazing! kudos to both tommy & yourself! it looks absolutely brilliant :D

    also the fromheadtotoe sharpie is too cute!~ ^^

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  15. Wow I LOOVE your multi-functional header! I've never ever seen something like this. I love it. Great work all of you!

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  16. I absolutely ADORE this new layout Jen! it fits you really well and I love all the little details, like "fromheadtotoe" being the brands on everything, and how the social media links all look like little piles of makeup. I can tell so much that tons of work went into this - it's amazing!

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  17. the new layout is awesome, so pretty :)

    http://purplelyhazelly.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the new layout! Really cute :D (and the sharpie at the bottom? <333)

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  19. I love it, Jen! Appreciate your hardwork in categorizing all your posts for the Search page! It's awesome 'cause it makes looking back so much easier. Looks like that's a +1 on "the best makeup tutorial source" list ^^ Really like how you incorporate functional tools into the design as well! Great work!

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  20. miss Jen, you're a genius :D
    its really cute, i love it xD

    gitasyalala.blogspot.com

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  21. This is so cute!

    The only thing I would say is I'm on a Mac Book and I have to scroll to the right to see the whole screen. I'll send a link so you can see what I'm talking about. http://www.flickr.com/photos/67854740@N02/7148538315/

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  22. I love the new layout! :) The all-nighter definitely paid off.

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  23. Love it! Its so cute that you have FHTT everywhere including the make up images above and your social media icons are like the Urban Decay eyeshadow icons!! Very cool!!

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  24. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing!
    Let's follow each other!
    hope to hear from you soon...

    Have a nice day
    xoxo
    Ally O
    http://thegirlwithblueglasses.blogspot.com

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  25. Omg! I love the new layout with all the cool new features :)
    All your hard work and time on the layout paid off because it looks amazing!!

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  26. I love it! it looks amazing!! :)

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  27. I Love the new layouts :D so cute and girly!! xo

    annasui.blogspot.com

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  28. Love it, Jen! Can't imagine a layout that could suit you better: this one is so cute and smart! <3

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  29. I love it, too! Nice colours!!

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  30. Very pretty! Takes a while for me to load though.. :(

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  31. your new layout is sooo you!! it's very pretty =]

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  32. i love it!!!! :D the colors, the style , i love it ! my favorite part is the sticker with your twiter :3

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  33. Superb love your new layout!!! :DD

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  34. I love the new look! Very you. Is that a Dior Addict lipstick?? :P

    The resolution is a bit wide for my MacBook Pro (13", 1280 x 800). At my Safari's widest resolution, I still can't see everything. Not a big D, just thought I'd let you know!

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  35. the new layout was much needed, and it's fantastic! love finding all the special little details, e.g. all the different ways of saying 'from head to toe' ^^

    that said, here are some suggestions/bugs?

    (1) header is a bit wide. not sure if it's just me. i use a 13" MBP and Chrome, and i have to scroll sideways to view different parts of the layout, instead of it all being there at once. Not a big deal obviously but it does take away from the professionalism of the site, its kinda messy.

    (2) The pages ("home,about, search, faqs, etc") text is too small... i literally didn't see it, and wouldn't have noticed it until i read the post and you talked about it. I think they're important, and you don't want your readers to miss those!

    (3) social media buttons are a bit small. some readers will miss that they're makeup powders (i at first thought they were roses). also since i think bloggers want their readers to explore their different platforms, you don't want the readers to pass by these at all... a bit bigger would also look more MODERN.

    all in all it does look really great though! the youtube & twitter "polaroids" are v cute :D

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  36. OMG, this is way too amazing! I love the latest youtube video link at the top of ur page and the clickable twitter updates.
    You're so lucky to have help from such talented people.
    All the 'From Head To Toe' logos on the blushes, markers and lipgloss are so cute!

    PS. I love your latest logo :D

    wytane.blogspot.com x

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  37. It's an amaaaaaazing layout!! But the ad bar at the top sits outside of the box you have for it D: and it's too wide for my MacBook Pro screen ㅠ__ㅠ So I have to scroll over, horizontal scrolling bars are a big no-no in web design; unless you have a horizontal-scrolling site.

    - I love the polaroids! :) Especially the one for your twitter feed. And I love the Sharpie marker at the bottom~ such a nice touch!

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  39. hello Jen, your dedication really shines through. Excellent result! I'd be happy to hire either one of you. I just checked out the Tombee website. It's so cute!
    Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  40. I love this layout a lot more. So beautiful. I agree with some of the others. Page resolution too wide to fit on one screen, and the header buttons (ie home, about), not prominent enough (I missed it the first time around)

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  41. amazing new layout!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirrror.blogspot.com

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  42. I love the new layout, Jen! :) It looks ammaaaazing. Good job!

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  43. Love the new layout! I can see the time and effort that went into it. Thank you!

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  44. it looks so good. I love the new layout!!! There are so many cute details to it, like the YSL ring at the bottom of the page, and also your signature^^ really nice work, Jen :-)

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  45. Wow love the new layout!! It is awesome. Great job! =D

    Maybe it's just me but I can't seem to go to the "Search" feature :o

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  46. Whoa the "translation" feature is so cool LOL. It's so interesting & weird to read the blog in chinese though haha xD

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  47. It's adorable!
    The layout's a bit wide for smaller resolutions, though - mine is 1280 x 800 and I have to scroll sideways to see the entire thing.

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  48. It's cute, but it's not netbook friendly. I notice how a lot of people is designing their template to mac, that's too wide for all the rest of us. I don't see all of the sidebar, which is ok though. Coz most of the sidebar contain ads anyway.

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  49. It is fun to switch things up from time to time, hope you enjoy your new layout ^^ Love the header, it's so "a la Jen" hehe Hugs & kisses - Lau

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  50. Great layout! I especially adore the youtube and twitter links :)

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  51. wow it's so nice. loving the new layout!!

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  52. The new layout looks amazing!!! I especially love the graphics/illustrations! ^___^ Very nice job!

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  53. The layout is amazing Jen! props to Tommy! xx

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  54. Jen, it's amazing and SO cute. I love it!! Great job, and props to Tommy!! :D

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  55. my first impression is really good. It's easier to see the post of the day, the colours are beautyful( I love princess colour ^^).. and the new screen (with things of make-up) is really cool.
    Purhaps is the text a little bit too ... not enought big (sorry i didn't find the good word). The translation is not bad, i would probe with another post of you.
    I'm really happy of this changes
    Good work (and it's really good, because my english is too bad and I writte a comment ^^)

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  56. It's perfect, lovely, and cute <3 Congrats for the work! I will consider hiring your friend someday x)

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  57. Your new layout is LOVE!!!! Like many people have said, your little twitter speech bubble is adorable!!

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  58. I had to blink my eyes in amazement but sure enough--the new layout just screams "Jen!" I really like this.

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  59. Beautiful layout and functions. Love the polaroids especially the latest tweet one! Amazing Tommy considering you are working with blogger platform ;)

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  60. It's nice but now I have to scroll left and right while reading.... My screen resolution is too small I guess.

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  61. You have been a VERY busy woman! Thanks for all the hard work you put into this site! It looks great, and it's such an awesome resource.

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  62. I absolutely love this new layout! It's just so cute and adorable!

    http://dugongsss.blogspot.com

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  63. Love the new layout Jen looks awesome:)

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  64. The layout is soooo pretty!! :)

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  65. This is amazing jen. I love the color combination. Still simple but gorgeous! So love it!

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  66. It looks PHENOMENAL!!
    I love it!!!

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  68. LOVE the design!! I also love the "logo" on the lipgloss and blush. You should design your own makeup line and use it. :)

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  70. Great new website layout! I love the sharing buttons! So cute! I'm in the process of working on buttons like that for my own website as well!

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  71. great layout! love your new social media icons. are they custom made?

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    1. Yes, every part of the layout is custom made and unique to my blog. :D Tommy and I came up with each concept detail together, so it very much feels like our "baby"! Thank you!

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  72. jen your new set up looks a-ma-zing!!!!im a new beauty blogger if love it if you checked it out http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/ thankyou :)

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  73. Awesome! Congratulation Jen! :D

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  74. love your tutorials and your new layout. I'm a new follower btw. xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  75. Love the new layout! Its beautiful and SO you! And I agree with the others... Awesome tutorials girl! Keep up the good work! xo

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  76. I *LOVE* this new layout! I love how the vector arts are actually stuff that you own!

    It looks great on my ipad, but on my white macbook, the layout is too wide and does not automatically resize like other layouts do--i have to scroll sideways to see the entire thing... i think there is a way to code it so it resizes...?

    p.s. love the way fromheadtotoe is written and also the tweet bubble! :D

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  77. I LOOOOOOVE the new layout!!

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  78. Loving it! It's heaps cute!

    http://www.justplaindelirious.com

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  79. Great new layout! Congratulations to you and Tommy!!! It looks wonderful.

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  80. awesome new layout!!! great work jen & tommy!

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  81. love, love, love this layout~!!

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  82. Hi Jen!

    Your new blog layout has a sexy feel that oozes with sophistication - I really really like it!

    I am so excited about your new search function that will allow me to click on a specific topic with such ease i.e. neutrals or monolids in the make up tutorials!

    As a reader, I really appreciate the effort that Tommy and you have gone through (plus the lack of sleep) to update your blog to the next level. Please keep up the excellent work.

    P.S. I love that you have added in the feature at the bottom of your blog that signs off with your name - very sweet :)

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  83. Hey Jen
    awesome layout I must say. It is so beautifully chic fashion layout.. Great job to you and the team!!!!.. One suggestion though, one small tweak for the size of the blog to make it perfectly fit onto the screen because I need to scroll right and left just to read the next words or section.So a little tweak of that would make it perfecto!!.. :D.. love love love the new layout.. it's way easier to follow.. Thanks for making it better ease for us!!

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  84. I love your new layout Jen! Much more sophisticated and chic! I could admire it all day!

    Love Ling x

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  85. I love the lay out, but it is to big for my screen (1280x1024) and I think people with pda's, smartphones, macbook airs or netbooks are all going to have trouble viewing your website.

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  87. VERY nice, Jen. I love the color palette. Haven't navigated it yet, so don't know how that is. One point is that I cannot see the photos at the very bottom of the page. No biggie, but always fun to see your beautiful face! And the "Head to Toe" Sharpie at the bottom is especially cute since it's a 'fine point." Subtle touch!! lol

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  88. I love the new background!Is beautiful!!! So stylish *0*
    And thanks so much for enabling the bar to translate languages, is very helpful!!! X3
    Kisses!!

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  89. Love! It is definitely unique and I can tell a lot of time was put into it... down to the stamp! Great job!

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  90. I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.. ;)

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  91. so cute!!! i love it! and as a fellow web designer, i know how much time and brain energy goes into coding so this site is amazing!

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  92. gorgeous illustrations! it's not very friendly for people with smaller monitors or resolutions though :( but it's not that bothersome. amazing job!

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  93. Too wide. And I have a really wide monitor screen!

    Very pretty. Navigation so far is easy.

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  94. Just beautiful you did a really awesome work ^^'

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  95. I like the new layout! I would have to agree that it's too wide for my screen which is already widescreen. Maybe it could be fit to screen with percentages rather than pixels?

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  96. Hey, Jenn! I look at your website on my iPad, and the font is really tiny. Is there a way to fix that?

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  97. Hey Jen, I love your new site, but the font is really tiny and the website is fixed ratio so if I want to see the full website, I need to zoom out which basically makes the text unreadable. Is there anyway to increase your font size by like double?

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    1. I'm planning on increasing the font size and reducing the width so you can see it better! Thank you for your feedback. :)

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  98. Hi Jen, Wonderful job on the redesign. Beautiful wallpaper and colour palette, as well as all the little personalized items. I especially like your new twitter/facebook/youtube (etc) icons...which look like the Urban Decay palettes! I would have to agree with your comment about increasing font size and minimizing the side width so we see more of the post. Is there any way to reduce the amount of "white space" in the comment area? Perhaps making your replies to posts a different colour so it stands out that it's from you? Again, it's stunning and a lot more elegant/mature compared to your old layout! But then again it's been 4 years right?

    Congrats!

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    1. I don't think I can adjust what my reply colors look like since that's built within blogger's functionality but I will definitely be working to update the width! I had my old layout for about 2 or 3 years so yes it was in dire need of a facelift. Haha.

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  99. Jen, you should make the banner with your website's name a big bigger! I LOVE the layout SOO much. The "FromHeadto2Toe" thing looks super nice, just that it's too small.

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  100. Love your new layout! Very cute =)
    I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now but finally got it together and just decided to go for it. It's definitely a lot more work than I imagined!

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  101. congrats Jen!! your new layout looks AMAZING!!!!!

    I started my blog because of you!! please help support!

    www.coasttocoastchic.com

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  102. I love your new layout!!! Pretty and cute!!! <3

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  103. I LOVE the new layout! Definitely looks a lot better and more refined than your previous one!

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  104. I know that many people have asked to increase your size of the text, but now I think that it is too big for it to fit my computer screen as a "normal size". But it's not like to closely zoomed in... I just have to side scroll it when the page uploads each time. But I really like this new layout ^_^ it suits you very well

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  105. Gorgeous! Ditto the other comments: the background/header is a tad too wide so you have to scroll sideways to see the full blog.

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  106. I love the new layout! It looks amazing. :D

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  107. i love the new layout....im a beginner on beauty youtube and would like to make site like this too..please help me out, how would i create a site of my own for free?:)

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  108. Hi Jen
    What a refreshing new layout! Only suggestion is that fonts need to be bigger, its quite small viewing on the ipad. And the top headings which says Home, About etc need to be a little more bigger to grab the attention when you first go to this lovely page. Otherwise its perfect and its so cute, stylish and amazing! I have been following you for three years and am used to a slighter bigger font! Love your blogs xox
    Jane

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  109. I'm a little late, but I have to say that the new layout is AMAZING! *-*

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  110. WOW! I's soooo gorgeous! he did some great work! I'm so jealous of this layout... It's neat and yet still not static. VERY COOL!

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  111. Beautiful layout. Love the way you did the social media icons, and the Twitter feed, and the polaroid link to the latest vid. Sweet!

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  112. I love the new layout. You are really talented!

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  113. I love the new layout. I need to learn how to design web layouts as a design haha. I need to jazz up my blog site. You inspire us in all ways jen thankyou! :) <3

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  114. Whoa, so pretty and useful! Congrats for the results, it's amazing!

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