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JANUARY FAVORITES 2012

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Hello Everyone,
So January Favorites the 1st favorites for 2012, I had found some great things I brought thought the holiday season & some other things I have used a lot that I already add in my makeup collection. I have been using a lot of these makeup products everyday for over the 4 weeks & LOVE them. I was so ecited to share these favorites this month with you all.
Here is the link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmlGM3YrPfI


In this months favorites: GirlzOnly Dry Shampoo "Party Nights" (found at Target) Beyonce Heat Perfume 100ml Maybelline Age Rewind Primer  (Good dupe for the Smashbox Primer) Revlon Age Defying Concealer (used under the eyes) Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in True Peach Sleek Blush 926 Rose Gold Maybelline One By One Mascara in Blackest Black Max Factor Star Dust Pink 615 & Eternal Flame 630

What are your favorites of January 2012?
Till Next Time Erica xoxoxxoox

VLOG - Q&A, Twitter WINNER & News

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Hello Everyone,
So in Today's vlog video I have some Great Q's I was asked by You though out the week that I was glad to Answer as they are asked a lot. 
Thank You too anajasmine, mandz2184, Babymama121310, anarute1823 & noelfieldingakavince for there Questions this week. 
And I also announced this weeks Twitter giveaway WINNER! :-)

**I WILL HAVE A NEW TWITTER GIVEAWAY NEXT WEEK!**

Here is the Link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSeqN3Pc_qQ






If you have any Questions (Q's) that you would like me to answer in my NEXT Vlog Video please leave me  comment!
Till next time Erica xoxoxox

REVIEW: Maybelline One By One Volum Express Mascara (Vs Colossal Volum Express Mascara)

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Hello Everyone,
Today's review video is all about the new mascara from maybelline I picked this up last weekend it's the Maybelline one By One Volum Express  Mascara I own is this Blackest Black, I aslo in this review video compare it to my other favorite Maybelline Volum Express Mascara  form the same range the Colossal which I also own in Blaskest black & have used for the past 2 years on & off.
Here's the link to Review - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nNlCAM2TuY




What's you favorite Maybelline Mascara?
Till Next time Erica xoxoxoxox

Facebook Reminder & Other News :-)

Hi Everyone,  ***Just a reminder that if you "LIKE" my Facebook page & I get up to 500 Like I will be hosting a MAC COSMETICS Facebook Giveaway with multiple prizes to be won*** https://www.facebook.com/Alwayscosmeticjunkies
Okay, So if you missed my information about it at the start of the year I now have a planner to which my videos are uploaded on my Beauty Youtube Channel & when I blog post things is well. I decided to do this as it just makes it easier to know what I have todo & for all of you, that you know what is coming. I have had a wonderful response to me setting my videos & blog updates like this, that I wanted to Thank the people that gave me feed back on this. SO bellow I have the Time Planner.
MAKEUP VIDEO'S LIST ---------------------------------------- MONDAY - Vlog Or Haul + Twitter Giveaway  TUESDAY - Blogging WEDNESDAY - Makeup Tutorial THURSDAY - Blogging FRIDAY - Makeup Review EACH MONTH FAVORITES 
With the Twitter Giveaway I have 2 each month, …

Tutorial: Evan Rachel Wood Golden Globes Makeup LOOK 2012

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Hello Everyone,
SO as promised I have here the Makeup look that Evan Rachel Wood wore at the Golden Globes this year (2012). It a beautiful Bronze/Golden eye with Mauve lips & very spft pink cheeks. NARS was used to do her makeup look this year, BUT I wanted to re-create it using ONLY drugstore makeup so it was affordable for everyone to do. This is a pretty look for nighttime or for party events & will suit every eye color is well the added bonus :)
Here is the video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJXVt2_Xas0




So what was your favorite Golden Globes Look this year of 2012?
Till next time Erica xoxoxoxo

My 3 Favorite Beauty Tips & Tricks!

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Hello Everyone, 
So it's true we all have our own favorite beauty Tips & Tricks & I have 3 that I want to share with you today. These have helped me a lot in the past & still today as beauty helpers that actually do a good job & make a difference, thank goodness :) 


1. Acne be gone Mask.
Most of us have lived with acne or spots in our lifetime or still do today even when your adult acne can still be there. I have a simple mask you can make at home & this will reduce the acne spotting & a part of the redness too. 
You'll need: 
1 table spoon of pure Aloe Vera gel
1 teaspoon of Honey 
1 Dissolved Aspirin
Mix all 3 ingredients on a saucer (small plate) until it looks like a thin paste in look & feel. Apply this with clean hands over the face and down the neck area. Leave this for about 7 minutes on the face & neck. After the 7 minutes has past wash it off with an gentle exfoliating scrub and warm water. 
Your face will be slightly tingly this is normal, don…

VLOG - Twitter Giveaway, Q's & Haul

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Hello Everyone,
First off sorry for being away for the last week, & Thank you everyone that sent lovely messages & help with some of the med issues I was having due to the perforated Eardrum. But never the less I have a NEW twitter giveaway for you all today some nice NYX I personal love myself. & a mini haul that has makeup & some jewelry as well as the vlog Question Segment too.
This weeks Twitter Giveaway you can win NYX Jumbo Eye sahdow pencil in Milk, Black bean & Slate
Link to the Vlog video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR5m_bKnl-A


***Just a reminder that if you "LIKE" my Facebook page & I get up to 500 Like I will be hosting a MAC MAKEUP FB Giveway with mulitable prizes to be won*** https://www.facebook.com/Alwayscosmeticjunkies



Till Next time Erica xxoxoxo

BLOG Review - Garnier Fructis Instant Detangler

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Hello Everyone, 
So does your hair ever gets full of tangles & knots then you'll know what a pain it can be to manage & brush out, I know personally I have been there too when I use to have Super long hair, but a few weeks ago I decided to chop it off & know I have a short style, but this stuff still works, I'm referring to the Garnier Fructis Instant Detangler from the Nutri-Repair range. I have used this hair spray for months it even made 2 favorites videos last year. I have continued to use it even now I have shorter hair, cause it still works great for the odd knot or even hair fizz.
This comes in a plastic bottle with a pump & you can control the amount you spray out on to your hair with this pump so that's a plus. The formula it's self is a combination of fruit oils on the bottom & a milky substance on the top, you have to shake these together quiet vigorously to mix together, then spray this on the hair concentrating on the ends of the hair OR …

SMELL THIS: Review - Beyonce Heat Perfume

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Hello Everyone, 
During the holiday period I was lucky to find Beyonce Heat Perfume on sale, being 50% off for that day only I knew this was perfect time to try a Beyonce Perfume, so I got the 100ml bottle.
The Bottle itself is a beautiful bottle, kinda like a genie lamp. The bottle is made of glass and the top is made of hard plastic, with a B printed on the top.The "Spray" part is painted gold with Beyonce on one side & HEAT on the other side under the lid. 
The Perfume Smell itself is a very warm spicy/musky wood smell, with very light floral undertones, but it's a hint rather then an over powdering punch of floral's, which to be quite honest a LOT of celebrity fragrances are SO floral in sent which is also not for everyone, & Personally I really wanted something that had different undertones & overall different smell, because I own to many floral scented perfumes. 




But the the Beyonce Heat is a beautiful warming smell, it does last long on the skin & …

VLOG - Twitter Winner, Q's Makeup, Sims & More!

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Hello Everyone,
So Today's Vlog video I'm answering 3 Questions (Q's) that were asked over the last few days & they are:
Facebook From Robyn -Do You Wear makeup Everyday?
YouTube From Ladeenia - Where did you get the Bed Cover From?
Twitter From Luvmac4ever - Outta the Sims 2 & The Sims 3, which one do you like the most & would recommend? 


I also announce this weeks Twitter Giveaway Winner! & talk about a new blush I found & loving at the moment.
Here is the link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdW9tstYgp8




What do you think of The Sims Series?


Till Next Time
Erica
xoxox

REVIEW - Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette's & Primer Palette

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Hello Everyone,
Today's review video is all about the Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palettes & the Primer palette is well, it is an in depth review. I have used these palettes for over a year now & wanted to share my views on these palettes. 
Here is the Link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5kWTLawSzI
The Palette's I own are: 
600 e/s Primer Palette
594 The Original
570 Acid
568 Sunset
578 Strom
601 Au Naturel
596 Bad Girl
Limited Edition:
657 Mediterranean Collection Monaco
602 Avoir La Peche Collection Paraguaya
658 Oh So Special
659 PPQ Palette Me Myself & Eye


Other facts & Summary: 
These are Mineral Based Eyeshadow's
Made in Asia Mirror & double ended applicator inside 12x 1.1g per e/s Fantastic Quality & Pigmentation  Cost $19.95 AUD,  $21.20 USD, $10.50 GBP

Till Next Time
Erica
xoxox

FAVORITES: Lipstick Lover

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Hello Everyone, 
I can honestly say my first love at first sight was Lipstick, the sight of it at the drugstore made me swoon & fuss at the range of colors there was & lets not forget the all important finishes they have too. Yes I was just 16 when I had brought my first Lipstick, I remember it well flash back moment: I was at my local Drugstore & took a trip down the beauty isle for the first time & the Maybelline Wet Diamonds Lipstick stand court my eyes!, those shiny lilac purple tubes with that chrome finish were like honey to a bee, the Lipsticks them selves where smooth and Oh OH so sparkly, composing myself, LOL Okay lets get back today.
SO what I was trying to say is, I love Lipstick it can dress up OR dress down a makeup look & can also make OR mess up a makeup look too. Personally I view Lipstick as the "finisher" of the whole painting the face on with makeup routine. And I really wanted to share my favorite Lipsticks with you all today so here we…

TUTORIAL - Velvet Plum Makeup Bobbi Brown Look

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Hello Everyone,  So today's Tutorial I wanted to do something you could wear during the day time or Night Time & will suit everyone, I did not want to use to much back as that is not for everyone & the dark brown works just as good. I tend to wear this look a lot when I something important to go to or for a not to over the top glamorous nighttime look, with that little black dress.  Here is the link to the Tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LdQBA-B1kE



The Products I used: FACE: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combination/Oily Skin in 180  NARS Concealer in Honey Revlon Age Defying Concealer in Light/medium  NYX Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation in 01 Ivory MAC Powder Blush in Feeling EYES: L'Oreal De-Crease Eye Shadow Primer Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum Eyeshadow Palette  NYX Kohl Pencil in White L'Oreal Carbon Intense Liner in Carbon Black L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara LIPS: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 465 Plumalici…

REVIEW: Crush Cosmetics 24 Mineralised Eyeshadow Palette

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Hello Everyone, 
I hope you all are well?! 
So Today I thought I would blog about a product I got last year in July it's the Crush Cosmetics Mineralised Eyeshadow Palette, this palette contains 42 Eyeshadow's in total, to which 2 can be used as blush & 1 as Bronzer is well.
okay, so I have used these Eyeshadow's a lot in the last few weeks really over the Holiday period they have had there fair share of use. 



As you can see from the pictures the palette is Huge but thin enough to be packed away nicely in draws or if you traveling with it to pack in your suitcase. The outside cover is very sturdy and secure clip on it, so the palette doesn't open unless you open it, always a great thing!. When you first open it, it does have a protective cover over it, which I personally like hence why I still have mine covering the top. 



The shadows them selves are wonderful, if you have used MAC Minerlized e/s or Maybelline Eye Studio e/s then you will know how they can look & feel…

VLOG, HAUL, GIVEAWAY + News

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Hello Everyone,
So today's video is an updated NEW video as well as Vlog, & Twitter Giveaway. I wanted some structure in my videos so this is the New Channel Beauty Features for 2012.
Monday - Vlog Or Haul With a Twiter Giveaway/ Winner
Wednesday - Makeup Tutorial
Friday - Makeup Review
Tuesday & Thursday - Blogging
The Makeup Giveaway Times are: Valentines, My Birthday, Halloween & Christmas/New Year :) There is also the odd Blog Giveaway's too.
Here is the Link to the Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MMb-3MY9EA

So as far as the Haul part I picked 5 Things they are 3 Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks in Soft Nude, Soft Rose & Blush, W7 Nail Polish in Snow White & an Maybelline Shinesensational in 01 Minty Sheer


Till next time Erica  xoxox

TUTORIAL: Gothic Midnight Madness Makeup Look

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Hello Everyone,
Today's Tutorial is a Gothic themed makeup, I took my inspiration from many different places Marilyn Manson, Gothic Romance & many more places too. This was requested & I love gothic eyes it can be so beautiful. You can tone this down to make it more wearable if you like or just keep it like I have done. I wanted to make the eyes an interesting part of the look & not just use tones of black so that's why I have added in other dark colors to add interest. Using the dark blue & the dark purple give the eyes pop & really makes them stand out. 
Here is the Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVI6og9HbTw






Makeup I'm wearing in this video:
FACE: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer
Revlon Age Defying in 03 Light/Meduim 
DiorSkin Forever Teint Haute Perfection in 010 Porcelin
MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW15
Sleek Blush in 921 Suede (Nude)
EYES: NYX HD Base
Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette in 596 Bad Girl
L'Oreal Carbon Liner Intence in Black
Revlon Color…

My Skincare: Day & Night Time Routine

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Hello Everyone, 
Hope you all are doing well?!
So this is my first "filmed" video for 2012, & I have filmed what I use for my skin, this was very much requested for me to do. For reference I have an Oily 
T-Zone & Dry Cheeks, so in a nut shell I'm combination skin with the odd Acne breakout. I have been using this array of Skincare products for about the last 6-7 Months & they have worked wonders for my skin & it gets better every day of use so I have seen positive results. 
Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TMBB2V7yCc




Products I Use:
MORNING TIME - NeutrogenaDeep Clean long Last Shine control Daily Scrub
Nivea Visage Young Stay Clear! Purifying Toner
Garnier BB Cream OR Aveeno Tinted Moisturiser
NIGHT TIME - Neutrogena Nourishing Cream Cleanser Night Calming
Nivea Visage Young Stay Clear! Purifying Toner
L'Oreal Youth Code Night Cream
3 Times A Week - Dr.Lewinn's Facial Polishing Gel
Thursday Plantation Aloe Vera Gel


What do you lo…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!!!

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Hello Everyone, 
I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! :-)
2012 Is going to be a HUGE year for my beauty Channel, I have SO many Beauty Tutorials, Hauls, Reviews & monthly Vlogs planned & of course my yearly makeup Giveaways events too! xoxo
I have updated my list of whats coming in January 2012 on my YT Beauty Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/alwayscosmeticjunkie
So please check there for the 1st few lot of videos I have planned for this month!

I hope you all had a great New Years Eve & holiday break? Tell me in the comment box bellow how you spent your NYE?! I spent mine with family this year & took it easy & just enjoyed bringing in the New fresh start to the year.


There will be another blog giveaway coming very SOON in the next coming weeks, so I will post that too, probably mid January for you all to enter in. 
It will be drugstore based this time, But a Highend Dupes pack, so Details of what a lucky one can win I will post this month.


If you have any Makeup T…