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So I finally got around to my blog to say however late this might actually be Happy New Year! My apologies for being so late in wishing that to you all here, but I do hope that 1st 6 weeks of 2018 has been great to you all.

Okay, well as always I have been very busy on my YouTube channel where I am always busy really... and somethings have changed if you haven't seen any of my new videos from this year yet... so let me catch you up to speed just a little.

1st up I moved my room around (yes for the 10th time!) resulting in a pretty background for my videos this year, secondly I have ditched the "YouTuber Beauty" bright spot lights and opted for a much softer lighting. And it's made filming a joy again for me as the bright lights I had for years gave me horrible headaches they were that bright it was a little overwhelming some days. So I have chosen for a more "classic" lighting approach and it comes across nicely in my videos.

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November is her and can you hear the christmas music playing? yes it started pretty much at midnight on the 1st of November. So that for a beauty lover and MUA like myself means that new holiday themed sets are out in force from so many brands that entering a Sephora can be a tad overwhelming. 

I always go out of my way to buy the Too Faced set of some sort every year and this year so no different.... the Best Year Ever Palette I brought a week ago and have been testing out. I have my review out now on this set and if it's worth it... check it out here:

Thanks for your time,
Until my next post!
Erica x

Spooky Makeup Days! FEATURE: 🎃 A Week of Halloween Tutorials 2017

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Feel that ghoulish feeling in the air?  It’s October!
Which means my favorite calendar event has come around again: Halloween!!!!

Anyone could probably guess by now that if you give me a chance to dress up, I am in my happy place. Nothing’s changed over the last 7 to 8 years for my YouTube channel either.

If you didn’t know it was Halloween week on my channel? I thought I would share the wrap up of my makeup looks here on my blog JUST in case you missed any or maybe you didn’t know about them in the 1st place and you might be interested in watching?!

A variety of looks went up this year from light to dark, even SPX this year too!
Here’s what I posted.





Thank you for stopping by to read my post and if you decided to watch any of these halloween looks I crea…


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So here I am just to update my blog readers (you guys) on the high-points of this past month video wise of the content I created that I love to just share with you all. Now if your subscribed to my YouTube channel then you might know that I am very active on YouTube - posting new videos every week and about 3 new videos to be exacted in a week.

But I wanted to give a quick round-up of 5 videos that I think you may be interested in,  if you’ve missed them in your subscription feed or if your just overwhelmed by what to watch next then maybe my 5 favourite videos I have uploaded this month is a place to start.

Where to start tho! well…. for the 1st time "I wasn't late to the party" meaning I was in the “hype time” to review something this was a little exciting for me not gonna lie as this almost never happens for me as I live outside the U.S. and product launches are often later!

If you're wondering what I'm hinting about, I am naturally takin…


Hello fellow readers,

So, I am no stranger to dying my hair a different color somewhat, but over the past 13 months I have literally changed my hair color every 3 odd months... crazy I know and not something I'd advised to do yourself.

But I have wanted what I love to call "Ariel Red Hair" referencing from the famous Disney Princess for the longest time, that bright pop of red just excites me. It is SO different and can make you facial features pop like you eye color as an example or your cheekbones can look softer or more harsh just depending.... all this just from what color hair you choose. absolutely!

Personally having very black hair, I have always been scared of bleaching my hair. I know the darker your hair color is the more damage you will have to go through to get your hair into the color you want it. Now I have done the ombre look with my hair, which in my case involved you guessed it bleaching the ends of my hair or the color just wouldn't show up. Over th…


Hello fellow readers,

Who doesn't love color even just a single shade of green say? or red maybe? and what about blue?.

Color can do so much, especially with makeup wethers it is a bright bold lip color or an eyeshadow look. It can make any day feel like summer. So I decided to play with color just for fun this week and what better way to inject color into your makeup then with the use of the full spectrum palette by Urban Decay and well.... also a few other of my favorite palettes to add the odd shade of peach and natural creamy shade for the brow bone area. I didn't want to go all out 80's with the glitter or faded blue brow bone color. Yikes.... not today!

Beginner friendly - LINK TO THE TUTORIAL:

Thank you for your time!  Until my next post,  Erica xx


Hello Fellow Readers,

Today's video is a makeup tutorial using the Marc Jacobs Night Owl Palette, this style eye-con palette contains beautiful shades like a true Aztec gold, a mermaid turquoise blue, soft beige gold, as well as your typical neutral shades like dark brown, cream and a midnight black shade.... Oh and did I mention a gorgeous deep taupe plum shade, that's fairly unique.
All in all this palette is a lovely "night" appropriate palette giving you easy to create looks for a night out on the town or for going on a date. But I've personally never lived by the limitations of any palette, so if you wanna rock that smokey eye during the daylight hours.... then you do you!

As I mentioned in the tutorial please note these shades are a little harder to work with, don't let that worry you I only mean to say that you'll have to do a little extra blending. Their not as creamy and easy to blend as many of the other palettes we have come to use and love as …