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Hello Everyone, 
Just a quick recap of the month that was August 2012! :) All Makeup Tutorials, Reviews, Vlogs and Blog articles posted in August will be shared again bellow SO if you missed something or want to re-watch it, just click the link below. xx

Wednesday 1st August: TUTORIAL: LUST Purple Smokey Eye Makeup Look
Thursday 2nd August: MFOTD: Emerald Pride
Sunday 5th August: REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow
Tuesday 7th August: TUTORIAL: Gold Vanity Makeup Look
Wednesday 8th August: The New Foundation Generation?!
Thursday 9th August: TUTORIAL: Wednesday 13 Gothic Ghoul Makeup Look
Sunday 12th August: Beauty Diary - Neon Days http://alwayscosmeticjun…

Beauty Diary - Snow White Eyes & Believing

Dear Beauty Diary,
"Some day my prince will come, Some day we'll meet again
And away to his castle we'll go, To be happy forever I know
Some day when spring is here, We'll find our love anew
And the birds will sing, And wedding bells will ring
Some day when my dreams come true"

YES I still believe in fairy tales & the magic that they contain be it story wise the romances or the characters themselves, So putting on my Disney Pink Minnie Mouse top that I brought new from Target on the weekend, I really felt in a "princess" mood today and with the "pearl" white eyeshadow from the Maybelline Eyestudio collection funnily enough called Snow White, hey it was bound to happen, LOL! 
Call me crazy but I love white eyeshadow it can be so enchanting on the eyes and can make you look more awake too which is always something I could use. But it saddens me dairy that so many don't try it or use white eyeshadow to it's full ability and just as a brow hi…

OVERVIEW: Liquid Eyeliners Drugstore Review - Maybelline. L'Oreal, NYX & More

Hello Everyone, 
So I was asked to do a overview "review" on eyeliners and the ones I like the best. I thought this was an awesome idea so I have gathered my favorite eyeliners and I talk about each one there good and a few of there bad points. It's an overview "review" only! So it's not too in depth review other wise this video would be an hour long............No Kidding! :)
Here is the Link -

Hugs Erica

TUTORIAL: Glamorous Peach Makeup Look

Hello Everyone, 
For today's video I have a Makeup Tutorial which is SUPER easy to re-create and is using my favorite color PEACH :) I love peach and this is a glamorous look that you can wear for during the daytime or save for nights out on the town it's up to you. So using only the one palette from Maybelline this is really cheap look to re-create and is also perfect for going back to school or a perfect Fall (Spring) makeup look.
Here is the Link -

MAKEUP I'M WEARING IN THIS VIDEO FACE: Revlon PhotoReady Prefecting Primer Covergirl TruBlend Foundation in 420 Creamy Natural  Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand  Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Fair Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream  Maybelline Mineral Power Blush in True Peach EYES: NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer Maybelline Hyper Shine Diamonds E/S Palette in Bronze Dimonds Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express  Masrcra in Very Black BROWS: Maybel…


Hello Everyone, 
It's that time of the month again for my Monthly Favorites......August 2012 :) I have some Beauty/Makeup items we all knew were going to make this months faves video for sure :D & some other items I've tried and tested and I have been really enjoying using this month. For most of the month I have kept it simple with all the makeup used and this has led to really creating some interesting looks with the WnW 6 Pan Palettes, LOL :)
Here is the Link -

August Favorites 2012: Lee Stafford Heat Proctection Straight Spray Maybelline Fit Me Concealer NYX Blush in Desert Rose BenNye Creme Blush in Carnation Pink Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black Wet N' Wild ColorIcon 6 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in 246 Greed, 247 Pride, 248 Lust & 249 Vanity Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Glow

Hugs Erica xoxox Alwayscosmeticjunkie


Hello Everyone, 
Top 5 Maybelline NY products today and this one was a real hard one for me to only pick 5 Makeup products from :) I love Maybelline, there makeup lines and products have been on a real winner latey for me and there makeup quality as improved heaps too from what Maybelline once was. So when Maybelline was voted the next one most of you would like to see...... lets just say I was excited to share my favorites!
Here is the Link -

What are your favorite Maybelline Beauty Items????? Let me know!

Hugs Erica

TUTORIAL: Hair Coloring DIY with Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse

Hello Everyone, 
A different type video for you all today and something I promised a few months back, the tutorial for how to color your hair (at home). I have colored my hair for over 6 years at home now with many different brands over the years ie: L'Oreal, Garnier, Revlon & Salon home brands and I have found that I LOVE the Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse the best for it easy application & color finish. Here is the link -

Hugs Erica xoxox Alwayscosmeticjunkie

Beauty Diary - You've got the Power...Minerals that is!

Dear Beauty Diary, 

It has has been along fact (and you should know) that I love shopping and discount stores is wear the beating of my heart lies for makeup deals. It's where I can find makeup priced cleared to go or just priced cheaper, it is well one of my fantasies ;) 
When I did go shopping this week I found the Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation priced cleared to go and lucky for me they had one left in my shade (Light 1). I remembered this foundation from my past foundation wearing days, I brought this a few years back when it 1st came out for my then very oily didn't go so well :( Why then would I buy it again??????. 
Well I have combination skin now and a better skincare routine and anything makes a difference right?! Kinda right!
I wore this for the whole day and even tho it did not go crazy on me like a few years back it's still nothing I would rave about anytime soon, but hey! with a few more days wear I might start to like it.

I seem to have an obsessio…


Hello Everyone, 
I have had a lot of suggestions and requests for me to share with you my TOP 5 Beauty items in each Line ie: Maybelline, L'Oreal, MAC ETC. 
So today I'm going to be sharing my Top 5 Favorite Makeup Products from Revlon :) Now these products that I do mention have been favorites for many years or have been used LOTS this year! So they are products I trust from Revlon and would recommend you also check out!
Here is the Link -

What are your favorite Revlon Beauty Items????? Let me know!

Hugs Erica

SCHOOL/WORK Drugstore Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Hello Everyone, 
It has been requested for me a lot over the last few weeks for me to do a look that is inexpensive and also good for going back to school or college! for this WHOLE look I only use up to 8 Beauty Products.
I thought this was a wonderful idea as many of you had also asked to see a tutorial on the look I would wear on any typical week day for me so this is really a 3in1 Makeup Tutorial. I share some simple tips on how to save money but still get the end look, looking like you've used more then the makeup you really did always a plus :)
Here is the link -

MAKEUP I'M WEARING IN THIS VIDEO FACE: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 125  (FYI: I'm a NW15 in MAC) Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer in Medium Beige elf Pressed Powder Foundation in Buff NYX Duo Blush & Bronzer in 03 Marbella  EYES: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe elf essentials eye brightening quad in Brownstone Maybelline The falsies Volum'Expres…


Hello Everyone,  I really need your help today! I want to know other types videos or makeup reviews you'd like for me to do for the rest of this year, I have all the makeup tutorials planned out, there good to go and be filmed thought the rest of the year. But some extra other requested would be greatly appreciated.  SO PLEASE leave your request\s in the comment section below on this video
THANK YOU & hugs Erica :) xxoxo Alwayscosmeticjunkie

Beauty Diary - Work Neutrals & Dry Lips

Dear Beauty Diary!

Another day in the working mence we people find ourselves in not that my work is horrible I love what I do but my makeup most days feels the same, office bound looks that changes as much as our office uniforms, sound familiar????. 
Yeah that's probably just my mood I'm in or my own mind it's screaming for me to pick up the mauve lipstick this morning for once instead of the pink lipstick with it's metallic sheen. :)
I wore Covergirl's Lip Perfection Lipstick today in the color Sweetheart I love this shade of pink and it goes so well with most neutral eye makeup looks I can be spotted wearing during the work week, ah that NYX Butt naked palette is a dream come true, & yes that is what I using for my eyeshadow today too!.
But back to the lipstick, my beauty diary....... My lips are a mess I know that change of seasons is ment to play havoc with my lips as it has since I was little, but come ON! Really this bad this season..... this year...... this …

REVIEW & DEMO: REVLON COLORSTAY Whipped Creme Foundation Makeup

Hello Everyone, 
A Revlon review today on a foundation I was really excited about, not only finally being able to buy but to try out too :) 
So I have been trying out this foundation for the last 10 days and I always wore a primer underneath most time the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer Or the Maybelline Age Renew Primer. So what did I think about this new Colorstay version?!
Here is the Link -
FYI: I have combination skin 

Tried this NEW Foundation from Revlon, What's your thoughts? tell me bellow!

Hugs Erica 

Beauty Diary - Neon Days

Dear Beauty Diary, 

I really felt in a bright and neon mood today! So using my Sleek I-Divine Acid palette (which was so hard to find) really made me not only happy, BUT Wow what a look :) & it went so nicely with my noen Mickey Mouse singlet (top). 
I love sleek palettes there lovely soft smooth blendable eyeshadows are like a dream come true, What is not a dream come true how ever is my L'Oreal Mattifying Primer today.
I've always had a hate\love relationship with it & today unfortunately was one of those "No I'm not going to play nicely" days LOL.

I have started using my Rimmel 25hr Lasting Finish Foundation again today too, now I know it's already probably been said a million times over by me, but when a makeup company claim there foundation last's 25 hours (yes that's you too Maybelline) on the skin you know there just lying. But being human and a Cosmeticjunkie I did by in to it, & I had worn this a lot 2 summers ago & I've just …

TUTORIAL: Wednesday 13 Gothic Ghoul Makeup Look

Hello Everyone, 
1st off HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wednesday 13 aka Jo! I hope it's a wonderful day full of Rocking and Awesomeness!!!!! & Yes I will say it out loud I love you! :)
2nd This is my look to not only celebrate his birthday with a tutorial, but to add some much need flavor to my Gothic Looks. 
Being a huge fan of Wed13's Music, Style & the person Himself, I really wanted to do this and use a look that he himself wore! Making this a easy guided Makeup Tutorial so all the other "ghouls" that love Wed13 are then able to re-create this look! 
You can wear this look on his Birthday this Sunday or for going to 1 of his concerts or just because you like to ROCK the goth look once and a while, I know I do :) 
Here is the video -

MAKEUP I'M WEARING IN THIS VIDEO FACE: Rimmel Match Perfection Cream to Gel Foundation in Ivory (FYI: I'm a NW15 in MAC) Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer in Medium Beige MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundat…

The New Foundation Generation?!

Hello Everyone, 
I'm a self confessed foundation junkie, I love trying new foundation & then reviewing them of course for all of you! So when the new "generation" of foundation came out in the aerosol can promising "light as air" coverage, How could this "cosmeticjunkie" pass up the option to try them and hope for the best. There are 2 "Air" version of this type of foundation at the drugstore the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Foundation & Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation.
Starting with the cheapest of the 2, the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation. This is apart of the "Dream" collection which I do own all of the different versions, with the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation being 1 of my favorites.  I was excited to try this lastest version! I picked this up in the shade Porcelain Ivory, which is my shade color across the whole maybelline "Dream" collection. I was really happy the color match was still the sam…

TUTORIAL: Gold Vanity Makeup Look

Hello Everyone, 
Today is a VERY requested look for you all, a lot of you had mentioned though all the social media places to me where I'am, that you LOVED my eye makeup in the Maybelline Color Tattoo Review. So here is the makeup Tutotial on how to get EXACTLY that same look! :D 
I used the combo again of a Color Tattoo shadow & a Wet N' Wild Palette. I love using these two beauty products together and it really works wonders. 
Here is the Link -

MAKEUP I'M WEARING IN THIS VIDEO FACE: Revlon PhotoReady Primer Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation in 180 Sand Beige (FYI: I'm a NW15 in MAC) Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Fair Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer in Medium Beige Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Light Rose EYES: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold Wet N' Wild Palette in Vanity Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black Maybelline Master Liner in Black Maybelline The …

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow (All Colors)

Hello Everyone, 
A review today on the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow's that I've been using continuously for over the last 2 weeks (closer to 3 weeks). I own all the colors in the Color Tattoo collection & use these as my Color base under eyeshadow. I have some tips on how to best apply them & more.
Here is the link -

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow SHADES:
05 Too Cool - Frosty White
10 Fierce & Tangy - Matte Orange
15 Audacious Asphalt - Satin Gray
20 Painted Purple - Satin Purple
25 Bad to the Bronze - Frosty/Metallic Bronze
30 Pomegranate Punk - Satin Deep Plum
35 Tough as Taupe - Matte Grey/Brown
40 Tenacious Teal - Frosty Blue
45 Bold Gold - Frosty/Metallic Gold
50 Edgy Emerald - Satin Emerald

Hugs Erica xoxox Alwayscosmeticjunkie

MFOTD: Emerald Pride

Hello Everyone, 
I'm totally in love with the Maybelline Color tattoo's at the moment, & I don't know for the life of me why I never brought these sooner. I guess I just thought they would never live up to my MAC paint Pots, but how wrong was I. These Maybelline Color Tattoo's are great, especially when you apply Wet N'Wild e/s over the top OMG lasting power like nothing else, and this is even without my beloved NYX HD Shadow Primer underneath, which I have not touched for nearly a week. I've just been using the Color tattoo's as my Primer/Color Base for my eyeshadow.
So the look I came up with today is using the Maybelline's color tattoo in Edgy Emerald, which is a beautiful Greeny/Emerald Shade. The eyeshadows used over the top is from the Wet N' Wild Color Icon Palette in Pride. 
I Used only the green shades and white shadows not any of the blue, because  I really wanted a pure green eye look. 

I started off by applying the Maybelline color tatto…

TUTORIAL: LUST Purple Smokey Eye Makeup Look

Hello Everyone, 
2 days ago I promised in the Vlog video I posted, the makeup tutorial using a Maybelline Color Tattoo & the Wet N' Wild palette in Lust, using these 2 together gives you a beautiful Purple smokey eye & a look that LASTS forever, So this is great for everyday or a night out as the Eye makeup really holds up well though out the time of wear. :)
Here is the link -

MAKEUP I'M WEARING IN THIS VIDEO FACE: Skin 79 BB Cream (Orange One) Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory (FYI: I'm a NW15 in MAC) Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer in Medium Beige Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001  Wet N'Wild Blusher in Pearlescent Pink EYES: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Painted Purple Wet N' Wild Palette in Lust Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black Maybelline The falsies Volum'Express Flared in Very Black LIPS: Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Luminous Lilac
Hugs Erica xoxox