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☠ Happy Halloween Everyone ☠

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This is Halloween......This is Halloween.....pumpkins scream in the dead of night.
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Hello Everyone, 
So today is Halloween ....So from me to you all HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




For all my Halloween Tutorials here is the Blog Post that is linked to everything I've done this year (picture above it a Preview of that)
http://alwayscosmeticjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-madness-videos-tutorials.html


Have a Great day everyone & Have fun......Trick or Treat?!


Till Next time
Erica
xoxoxox

TUTORIAL - Bad Girl & Good Girl Makeup

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Hello Everyone,
So here is a look I had create a week ago and was excited to film & share with you all it's the  Bad Girl & Good Girl Makeup, so the bad girl side is dark and slightly Gothic in style and the good girl has some pink and taupe & has a more socialite look. 
Here is the link to the Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zYnJOp3RpE






Till next time
Erica
xoxoxo

NOVEMBER BLOG GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-zyTsfq8XM
THANK YOU TOO ALL THAT ENTERED :)


Hello Everyone,
Here is my Makeup Blog Giveaway for the month of November 2011, some Drugstore Items, that are fantastic, So in this giveaway one lucky person will win:
Red Earth Bronzing Potion Illuminating Skin Fluid
2 Lanmei Pigments in shades 056 Grape Purple & 013 Old Gold color
2 NYX Jumbo Eye pencils in shades 615 Slate & 624 Cherry


How to Enter:
All you have to do is Follow/Subscribe to this Blog - THAT IS A MUST & my YouTube Channel  (only if you have a YouTube too) http://www.youtube.com/user/alwayscosmeticjunkie
Plus leave a Comment on this post (with your email address)
Giveaway Ends November 30th 2011 midnight NY time
Winner announced on the 1st December 2011 
Open internationally!  (worldwide)
The winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.


GOOD LUCK.......


Till next time
Erica
xoxoxo

REVIEW - Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation

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Hello Everyone, 
I have a requested review video for you today on the Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation.
You can find this at all Dior makeup counters and online prices will vary depending on where you live.
My skin is combination skin and I'am acne prone, my shade in this foundation is 
010 porcelain / Ivory.
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRLdV2SHINs


Till next time
Erica
xoxoxox

TUTORIAL - Diamond Goddess / Angel Makeup

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Hello Everyone, 
So today's look was completely inspired by Diamonds and there sparkly effects in the light, this I wanted to capture, that look & create a goddess like inspired makeup.
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-GUXA6bNNs






Till next time
Erica
xoxoxox

OCTOBER FAVORITES

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Hello Everyone,
So October is nearly over & it's time for Oct favorites. And I have a lot of things this month, that I have been enjoying a lot of new things and some things I've been using for a while too, I was excited to share this months because I had found a good few gems. 
Here is the link to the video & bellow is the Products mentioned:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMeiHmwxJrA




Neutrogena Rapid clear 2 in 1 
Garnier Fructis Intant Detangler 
NARS Makeup Primer SPF20
Stila Mandarin Mist
Lancome La Laque Fever in Feverish
MAC Viva Glam in Viva Glam Gaga
MAC Grand Entrance & Pollinator eyeshadow 
Dr.Lewinn's Puressence Eye gel
Bourjois Smokey Eye trio in 09 Lady Vert de Gris & 12 Gris Lilac
e.l.f. Stuido Cream Blush in Heartbreaker
e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Midnight
Loreal Extra - Volume Collagene Waterproof Mascara in Black
Loreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara in Black
Maybelline Line Stiletto
Revlon Colorstay in Black
NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer
Rimmel 3 in 1 blush 001 Spring Fl…

MY FAVORITE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

Hello Everyone, 
I have been asked over the last few months about what products I for my hair, so I thought I would share this with you all.
I have used most of these products a while & they work well from my hair, which is Long, Oily roots/Dry ends & Color Treated. 
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx5qQa6Vi9c


Till next time
Erica
xoxox

REVIEW - L'oreal Paris Lash Architect 4D Mascara

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Hello Everyone, 
So I decided to review a mascara today that I've been using for a little while now. it's the L'oreal Paris Lash Architect 4D Mascara, you can find this mascara at your local drugstore & prices will vary but normal it's around $10 us dollars. 
So here is the link to the review video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B0tNnspCkQ




Till next time
Erica
xoxoxox

TUTORIAL - Elphaba / Wicked Witch of the West Makeup

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Hello Everyone,
It's the Wicked Witch / Elphaba Makeup look today, I took my inspiration from the musical, which I did go & see too. So this is a Witch look with the green skin ,and a goth / smokey style eye makeup. I kept everything drugstore makeup so this was easy & cheaper to re-create too.
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ve1Xfliw34





Till next time
Erica
xoxoxoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney Alice in Wonderland - Mrs Mad Hatter - Makeup

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Hello Everyone, 
Today's look is inspired by Disney's/ Tim Burton's Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) makeup look, I wanted to re-create this look cause I love the crazy colors and it's perfect for Halloween time so here it is, also great for a themed party too.
The Disney / Tim Burton version is my favorite version with the dramatic music, visuals and Johnny Depp as the very out there mad Hatter, it was very fun to re-create.
I did keep everything drugstore so it's easier to re-create the look for you too.
Here is the link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wntpkEAVrsc





Till next time
Erica
xoxo

TUTORIAL - Disney Pirates of the Caribbean "Mrs Jack Sparrow" Pirate Makeup

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Hello Everyone, 
Today's look is a pirate makeup look, inspired by Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, So I made it in to a Mrs. Jack Sparrow look, that way I had something to work on for this makeup look.
NOTE: I kept everything drugstore so it's easy to re-create!
Here is the link to the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyIs60HJZy4







Till next time
Erica
xoxoxox

HALLOWEEN MADNESS + VIDEO'S = MAKEUP TUTORIALS

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Hi Everyone, 
So I've been very busy for a while now, that's because of Halloween, which is also my favorite time of the year. Why?
You get to experiment with SO many different types of makeup looks, & become characters in your video's (tutorials) & in some cases also create there look. Which is a joy as a makeup artist to be so, so creative like that, & I have been doing a enough of that in the last 8 weeks.Halloween this year was a 2 month project for me at least, I wanted to do a lot of different looks this year & I also had many makeup requests too.
I have added the links to everything I have done for Halloween 2011.


Gothic Makeup Collection
TUTORIAL - SLIPKNOT Jim Root & Joey Jordison Makeup Mask
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8LPanS8tEI
TUTORIAL - Wednesday 13 Makeup (Goth & Rocker Look)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zjVxsLQ1n0
TUTORIAL - Marilyn Manson & BAND Members Makeup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKYews2Au44
TUTORIAL - RemedyRose Gothic M…

TUTORIAL - Tulips From Amsterdam - Dutch Girl Makeup

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Hello Everyone,
Here is my Dutch Girl makeup tutorial, all the colors are inspired by Holland colors, the Blue, Red, White & Orange for the Royal Dutch House. 
My Background is dutch & goes back many Decades, so this was easy & a Joy for me to do & I hope you all will enjoy it!
Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUJMp9VVDAU







Till next time
Erica
xoxoxxox

TUTORIAL - The Legend of Zelda - Princess Zelda Makeup

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Hello Everyone, 
Here is my Princess Zelda Makeup, from The Legend of Zelda video game.
I love this game & have played nearly all of The Legend of Zelda games, so does my sister, we are both love the series of games & the Characters.
Princess Zelda is the princess of Hyrule and guardian of the Triforce of Wisdom. While most titles require Link to save Zelda from Ganon (Ganondorf), she is sometimes shown to be quite capable in battle, using magical powers and weapons such as Light Arrows to aid Link. 
This is part of my Halloween Series & can be a great outfit for Halloween of a themed party. I have kept everything drugstore so it's easy to re-create.
Here is the link to the Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_bIXszbqQs






Till next time
Erica
xoxox

TUTORIAL - Glitter Gypsy Makeup

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Hi Everyone, 
So to continue with my Halloween themed & inspired makeup tutorials for you all, this is the glitter gypsy makeup, which was also a requested look. 
I used 90% NYX makeup for this look, which keeps the look more low cost then using Highend makeup brands, easier to re-create for Halloween or even a Party.
Just a small note, PLEASE be careful of your eyes when using glitter products, they can be harmful.
* Please Visit my channel for LOTS & LOTS more makeup tutorials *
HERE is the link to the Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tssEqkeoX-c





Till next time
Erica
xoxo

BLOG LOOK TUTORIAL - Soft Evening Smokey Eye Makeup

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Hello Everyone, 
So I thought I would add a new blog post idea of doing a look of the day/ mini tutorial in one. So the first look is going to be a Soft Evening Smokey Eye, most people like a smokey eye. But very dark colors is not for everyone, so I took the classic beauty of a smokey eye & made it more softer in appearance.
So lets getting smokin'


For the face I applied the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base primer, grab a little and dot over the face and blend out with your fingers, let the face rest for a minute.
Next is foundation, I used the Estee Lauder Double Wear, this is a build-able foundation leaves a matte finish on the face & lasts a long time, very long wearing. 
So pour out the amount you usual use and dot the foundation over your face and using a classic foundation brush, stippling brush or my personal favorite, the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki F80 brush blend the foundation over the face starting at the middle blending outwards & down into the neck,…

BLOG Review - *UPDATE* Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily BB Cream

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Hi Everyone, 
About a small 3 weeks ago I posted a review video on YouTube about the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily BB Cream. you can find the video link here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2GfmN41IPU
So the BB creams are a new hype skincare / Light foudation product sweeping over to the rest of the world from Asia. I have been using it for a little while now every morning as my morning foundation & primer. 




You don't need to use a lot of this product either, as you can see above it comes in a squeeze tube. This I like much better, easier to control & hygiene. Thank goodness it's not in a pour bottle they are so wasteful and annoying to use (think Revlon Colorstay bottle). You can buy it from the drugstore for around $10 -14, check you local area for pricing and availability.



The Garnier BB Cream comes in light & medium skin tone color, now it is a tinted/light foundation coverage, & I have found that it does cover fairly well. i own the BB Cream in Light …

HAUL - Drugstore, Dior, MAC, NARS & Crush Cosmetics

Hi Everyone,
So as a confessed beautyOholic, lol. You just knew a new haul video was around the corner & I hate to disappoint. 
So I picked up some things over a 3 week period & thought it was now time to share this with you all before I got to much stuff and made the video in to a mammoth haul. 
It's a mixture of Drugstore, Highend & some things from Crush Cosmetics.
Watch the video bellow for what's NEW




Till next time
Erica
xoxo

REVIEW - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

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Hi Everyone, 
So another review video for you all, and this time I thought I would review the NYX jumbo eye pencils. These are quite popular & so many people own these little wonder things. So here is my review about them and what I think.....So are they a hit or a miss?!




I own the NYX Jumbo pencils  - 

601 Black Bean, 603 Pots & Pans, 604 Milk, 606 Baby Blue,  607 Horse Raddish,
608 Cottage Cheese, 609 French Fries, 611 Yogurt, 612 Gold, 613 Lime, 614 Lavender, 615 Slate, 617 Iced Mocha, 621 Hot Pink, 623 Orange, 624 Cherry, 624 Rocky Mountain Green, 623A Purple Velvet.




Till next time
Erica
xoxox

TUTORIAL - SLIPKNOT Jim Root & Joey Jordison Makeup Mask

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Hello Everyone, 
Here is my slipknot mask tutorial for Jim's & Joey's mask using drugstore makeup. I thought this would fun and something WAY different to do is well.
If you follow me on twitter then you will know that I tried super hard to do the other members is well, but these ones you could not re-create correctly, so i kept it with Jim & Joey.
Here is the link to the tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8LPanS8tEI








Till next time,
Erica
xoxo