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DECEMBER FAVORITES 2013 | Makeup, Skincare & More

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Hello Everyone,
Last favorites for 2013, it's my December Beauty LOVES! There's some new things and some old loves coming back for another month this year. and I've added some Skincare and Haircare that have been used and loved or over 6 weeks :) Enjoy! xo
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyW9Gx07u-g


ITEMS MENTIONED
SKIN & HAIR:
Garnier Clean Detox Face Wipes
Burt's Bees Sensitive Day Cream & Night Cream
Tarte Maracuja C-brighter Eye treatment Creme
ChapStick (Holiday Editions)
Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
BEAUTY:
Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer
M.A.C Pro Longwear Foundation
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in te Brighten Shade
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
e.l.f. HD Blush in Superstar
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush (Cheek Palette colors - Golden, illume, Pretty Pink, Precious Pink & Rose)
e.l.f. Essentials Palette in Smokey
Lorac Pro Palette
Catrice Absolute Eye Color…

TOP 10 ULTIMATE MASCARA'S | DRUGSTORE & HIGH END

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Hello Everyone,
So the next in my Series of TOP 10's in the makeup world is = Mascara!
The most LOVED beauty item, I'm sure every girl loves a great mascara. So I have my Top 10 ultimate performing mascara's. That are Tried, Tested and are a true staple in my collection.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeiBHl7kNUM


Other TOP 10's I've done so far!
TOP 10 ULTIMATE BLUSHES - COLORS & FINISHES 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGDk7P7l8A
TOP 10 ULTIMATE LIPSTICKS & LIP GLOSSES - DRUGSTORE & HIGHEND 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Ecj9UGtEc
TOP 10 ULTIMATE EYESHADOW PALETTES - DRUGSTORE & HIGHEND 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-6c6niGFjg
TOP 10 ULTIMATE FOUNDATIONS - DRUGSTORE & HIGHEND 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNiWtg5lnTA

Thank you for Watching, Till my next Post\Video
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

COVERGIRL LIPPERFECTION JUMBO GLOSS BALM REVIEW

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Hello Everyone,
So my last Review video for 2013 :)
On to a drugstore lip product from Covergirl!!
A lot of makeup companies have been coming out with lip balms, and when I was at the Drugstore a few weeks back, I decided on the Covergirl ones to try. I've been testing them out for a little while and I now have my thoughts.
Enjoy :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OLQHjgDXFc


COLORS I OWN:  205 Ballet Twist (Soft Baby Pink) 270 Cocoa Twist (Light Tan Nude) 260 Plum Twist (Deep Purple) 

Thank you for Watching, Till my next Post\Video Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

NIGHT SPARKLES | NEW YEAR'S EVE MAKEUP TUTORIAL 2013

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Hello Everyone,
Look 2 in my Holiday Tutorials for you guys as promised. This is more for New Year's Eve, but is also great for the many Holiday parties going on too :) I wanted this to be better for the Night-time BUT still not over the top so everyone can wear it, it you like it darker feel free to do so!
Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6vgajn6Oa4




If you'd like a more "Christmas" everyday look that's not as dark, That was my Look 1 I did a few weeks back
Here's that link, Enjoy:
GOLD GLAM HOLIDAY | MAKEUP TUTORIAL 2013
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Zm4w-Fres

Till my next post\video
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

HAUL: DRUGSTORE & HIGH END MAKEUP - DEC 2013

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Hello Everyone,
So my Makeup "No Buy" is over (thank goodness haha!!)
I went online and ordered some makeup goodies from Sephora as well as shopping at my local Drugstores for some new things!
I'm on a new trend of the Dark Lip look, so I Picked up a few deep lipstick shades and then some holiday themed makeup stuff as well as some things I've been wanting to try and I will also review for you all is well.
Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTyqZFsQpNg


Thank you for Watching, till my next Post\Video
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

REVIEW: L’OREAL MAGIC NUDE LIQUID POWDER FOUNDATION

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Hello Everyone,
Foundation review time from the Drugstore!!
I love my foundations, as it’s well know with everyone that has watched my videos in the last 3 years, I LOVE my foundations haha!!
But this was a requested foundation that many wanted to hear my thoughts on, so I decided I would give it a go! when I found it on sale I was like yep, this is going to happened and well this would be foundation 47 to my collection, but I do like it has you'll hear in the video.
Enjoy this video: http://youtu.be/RfWU_zhJuWA



Till my next Video\Post
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

WHAT'S ON MY VANITY & INSIDE MY FAVORITE MAKEUP DRAW | Most Used Products 2013

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Hello Everyone,
A requested video today for you all :) I get a lot of requested for an updated Makeup collection and \ or vanity tour video, so today's videos is all about what's on my "Beauty" Vanity (also this is where I film) and I show you guys what's also in my Most used Makeup draw, where I keep all my most loved, used and favourite makeup products.
Check on the Link for the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjy-huRthOo



Till my next Video\Post Have a wonderful day,  Hugs Erica Xxox  Alwayscosmeticjunkie

TOP 10 ULTIMATE BLUSHES - COLORS & FINISHES 2013

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Hello Everyone,  The next video in my TOP 10 ULTIMATE of Beauty, This time I’m looking at my TOP 10 Blushes of all time, blushes have come and gone but these have stayed in my collection and are used the most throughout the Months and Year\s! I’m looking at the colors and there finishes on the skin as well as each blush in long wearing and fade proof for a good 7 hours+
Enjoy this video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKGDk7P7l8A

Till my next Post\Video Hugs Erica xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

NOVEMBER FAVORITES 2013

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Hello Everyone,
OMG! the 2nd last month of 2013, it's amazing this year has just flown by, but nevertheless onward and upward ;-) So my Makeup \Beauty favorites for this month, I've re-found some old favorites, there are a few new favorites that made it to this month. And 2 Holy Grail products, that I could NEVER live without ever again.
Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Ajy8hfNtA


Till my next Video\Post Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

BAREMINERALS ALL THE FAVES GIFT SET REVIEW & SWATCHES 2013

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Hello Everyone,
I've been getting in to Mineral Makeup as of late due to my skin after my Chemo and Such is very VERY Sensitive! So to still be able to 1. Wear makeup and 2. Branch out into Minerals to review some different on my beauty Channel :) I've introduced BareMInerals in to my Life!
I have been testing this gift set out for a full week and I have my Review as well as Swatches of the Products included in this kit.
NOTE: I am also testing out the Bareminerals Foundations too and will be reviewing them in the coming weeks!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBoFBPyP2Oo


Thank you for Watching, Till my next Video\Post
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

MAKEUP GIFT SETS REVIEW HOLIDAY 2013 - TOO FACED, LANCOME, STILA & HOURGLASS

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Hello Everyone,
Holiday time is coming up meaning presents and what do you give to a Beauty lover this year??
Well I have 4 Set I'm reviewing today, to let you know what I think and what's Hot & Not.
I've been testing these sets out for the last 2 weeks and have my personal thoughts on them :)
HERE IS THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLEkn4Sm8lM


PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
TOO FACED JINGLE ALL THE WAY PALETTE & iPHONE 5 CASE
STILA DRAW THE LINE EYELINER SET
LANCOME HYPNOSE DOLL EYES SET - KITS INCLUDES: FULL SIZE HYPNOSE DOLL EYES MASCARA
FULL SIZE VERNIS IN LOVE NAIL POLISH IN JOLIS MATINS
GLOSS IN LOVE IN PEACH SHOW (DELUXE SIZE)
MINI CRAYON KHOL IN NOIR (BLACK)
HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING PALETTE
SHADES ARE: DIM LIGHT, INCANDESCENT LIGHT (LE) & RADIANT LIGHT
Also includes a mini 5ml Mineral Primer in this set!

Thank you for watching, Till my next video\Post
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

NYX MAKEUP | HAUL, TUTORIAL & REVIEW

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Hello Everyone,  My big bulk video featuring NYX Cosmetics, I went a little crazy at my local Target that is finally stocking NYX makeup, so instead of just a HAUL video which is great too ;) but I wanted to do a little more this time.  So there’s a tutorial where I show you how to get the look I’m wearing this video and lastly I give my 1st impressions review at the end of this longish video, Enjoy!   Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX4QrDKaMXY

PRODUCTS USED: NYX PORE FILLER PRIMER NYX STAY MATTE BUT NOT FLAT FOUNDATION NYX ABOVE & BEYOND FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER NYX STAY MATTE BUT NOR FLAT P HD STUDIO POWDER NYX BLUSH in MAUVE NYX LOVE IN PARIS EYESHADOW PALETTE in MERCI BEAUCOUP NYX EYE LINER in BROWN NYX PIN-UP TEASE MASCARA NYX MATTE LIPSTICK in ANGEL NYX GLAM LIP GLOSS AQUA LUXE in 07

Thank you for Watching, Till my next Video\Post Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

TOP 10 ULTIMATE LIPSTICKS & LIP GLOSSES - DRUGSTORE & HIGHEND 2013

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Hello Everyone,
My next video in my Top 10 series, and the Lips are living it up!! :-) I’m going to be sharing with you all, my Top 10 Lip products, anything in the Lipstick and Lip glosses list. The video is split up showing 5 from the Drugstore and 5 more luxury beauty lip items.  Check out the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Ecj9UGtEc


Till my Next Post\Video, Thank you for watching Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

SEPHORA FAVORITES GIFT SET REVIEW & SWATCHES | Draw the Line & Give Me Some Lip

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Hello Everyone,  My 1st little Holiday Gift set of 2013 Review video for you guys!! A few had requested I would do these again this year, Now I am on a “no buy” for November but I hope to do a few more of these gift review videos in december, so don't despair ill do my best to include a few more ;-) But getting back to what I am reviewing and swatching for you all are 2 of Sephora Favorites Kits\Sets, These are always popular this time of year for Sephora and are a great deal to try some Luxury Makeup for a good bundled price!  CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1KrpjgrecE

These sets I have been testing out for the last month and a bit have been the Draw The Line - Eyeliner Kit which includes:  SEPHORA Long Lasting Eyeliner in Glitter Black (Full Size) STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray (Full Size) URBAN DECAY 24\7 Glide-on Pencil Liner Duo Pencil in Perversion & Demolition  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black  EYE…

GOLD GLAM HOLIDAY | MAKEUP TUTORIAL 2013

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Hello Everyone,
1st Holiday "inspired" look of 2013, This is a soft and glamorous look perfect for Daytime wear or if you like your makeup to look soft and gentle, kinda Romantic is feeling :)  
I loved the Combination with using the Gold, Olive and Browns to create a cozy but yet still rocking some bling on the lids! it's all about being festive!!

NOTE: If you wish to make this look darker, please do! :) you can make this into nighttime too, by adding black liner and false lashes and making the olive green darker, just have fun!
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Zm4w-Fres




Thank you for watching, till my next Post\Video
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

REVLON MAKEUP HAUL 2013 - NEW BEAUTY STUFF! & SWATCHES

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Hello Everyone,  So I’ve been good girl on the “No Buy” for the last 5 weeks but broke the deal this week at the drugstore, Revlon was having some amazing sales and with a cash back voucher and revlon coupons HOW could I pass up on all that ;-)  This little bit of shopping did me a lot of good, & will give me something to review no doubt this month of november, so be on the look out for review coming mid november!.   WATCH IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4IqOblunV8

PRODUCTS SHOWN: Revlon Super Lustrous in Snow Pink, Pango Peach, Super Natural, Pink Pop, Berry Allure Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter 027 Juicy Papaya   Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in 030 High Heels Revlon Photoready Kajal Pencil Eye Liner in Blue Nile, Emerald Empire, Purple Regin Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow Quad in Enchanted     Revlon Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black  Revlon Photoready Bronzer in Bronzed & Chic Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Finishing Powder in Light Transparent 
Thank you for Watc…

TOP 10 ULTIMATE EYESHADOW PALETTES 2013

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Hello Everyone,
2nd Video in my Top 10 Ultimate favourites (themed idea).
This time I'm looking at eyeshadows, in particular eyeshadow palettes, 5 from the Drugstore and 5 Luxury brands!. I'm a eyeshadowaholic, I love playing with colors and textures to give me a all different finishes and looks for my eye makeup. I have SO much eyeshadow I'd in all seriousness would never have to buy a palette again for about the next 6 years at least, BUT with new palettes, colors and formulas always coming out, I'm a slave to buying them (always enjoying the process of course, haha!!)
So get the scoop on what's hot in the world of Eyeshadow and Enjoy the video :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-6c6niGFjg

Thank you for watching and till my next Post\Video Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

BEAUTY REVIEW: REVLON LASH POTION BY GROW LUSCIOUS MASCARA

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Hello Everyone, A review today on a Mascara from the drugstore, & it’s from Revlon!  This little mascara found it’s way in to my life very early october and I LOVE IT :) 
I’ve been wearing this close to everyday since I bought it, so I know a lot about it’s wear and so and it’s one of those Gems finds at the drugstore and something I was excited to be reviewing did you all.  Check out why I love this so much here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWkp8d7klFI




Thank you for watching, Till my next Post\Video Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

GET READY WITH ME: CRANBERRY\RUST FALL MAKEUP

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Hello Everyone, Here is a GRWM video for you all, I was inspired before going to work today to film this, been editing during the day when I could and here it is!  I love this look and have been wearing the same style for the last 7\8 weeks so this is my favourite makeup look, i love the semi smokey eyes and the pink nude lips with pretty sculpting blush! 
Anyone Skin Tone, Eye Colour and Hair Color can wear this look and it has perfect fall colors is well :)  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7tEP9wq_DM



Thank you for Watching, till my next Post\Video Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

OCTOBER FAVORITES & 2 REGRETS - MAKEUP, HAIRCARE + PERFUME 2013

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Hello Everyone,
Favorites, SO many favorites!! Haha! I'm super excited!
This is an action packed month (also because I missed doing my September Favorites, so it's kinda 2 in 1) But it's filled with Beauty Goodies that have been Holy Grail's over the last many weeks or they have become ultimate loves in my makeup collection at the moment.
Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6sENk3yJvc


Thank you for watching & till my next Post\Video, Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

CRUELLA DE VIL DISNEY VILLAIN MAKEUP TUTORIAL - HALLOWEEN 2013

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Hello Everyone,
So here's my very last Makeup look for this years Halloween, and it's no other than Disney's classic villain Cruella De Vil, I LOVE this look. It's a mixed look as you can make it look cunning, sultry and then just classic and smokey, it's all about how dark and how much you extend the liner etc.
But for this look I used my love that is the Urban Decay Naked Palette, which was perfect for this look. So if you like a look that's not to over the top and something that's fairly easy to put together as a halloween look then, look no further :)
Check out the video for My Cruella Makeup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDNJ1FzuwVM







Thank you for Watching & till my next Post\Video
Hugs Erica
Xoxo
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

MAKEUP DUPE SHOWDOWN - URBAN DECAY VS NYX SETTING SPRAY

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Hello Everyone,
Here's a video first for my channel in a new series, battling dupe makeup products. I'm looking at one High End and one Drugstore product that claim to do the same thing, hence being a dupe.
So 1st up is Mattifying Makeup Setting Sprays in one corner we have NYX and in the other corner in Urban Decay.
NYX retails for $8 & Urban Decay is $24
(prices may change in your country, please check local)  
Check out who won this battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYgZKqK6c40


Thank you for watching
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

THE HAUNTED UNDEAD - HALLOWEEN 2013 MAKEUP TUTORIAL

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Hello Everyone,
Here's my Horror Makeup Look for Halloween, which most of you voted on me doing when I asked through all my social media areas!
I was inspired by so many different elements from horror movies ETC.
This look you can use as a base for creating your own looks upon or you can recreate this look.
You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL_kh413FmA




Thank you for watching.
And till my next post\video,
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

BEAUTY HAIR SECRETS & HEALTH UPDATE VLOG - OCT 2013

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Hello Everyone,
So nothing over serious for today's video, just a little up date on little old me, well not that old haha!! :)
I hope you, my friends enjoy this VLOG video update! and I'll be sure to keep you guys informed about everything through my FaceBook and Twitter like I have been doing over the last weeks and really forever! So please follow me there  if you don't already, and you wish get to know better on a daily level (all links above)
Check out the Update here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj5os78vdCs



Thank you for watching and till my next Beauty video!!
Love & hugs
Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

TOP 10 ULTIMATE FAVORITE FOUNDATIONS - DRUGSTORE & HIGHEND 2013

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Hello Everyone,  Here is my line up of my ULTIMATE foundations, that I love to use. Many of these have been repurchased many years over & over, or I have found them this early this year and I love them enough and I use them close to everyday.  F.Y.I - I have combination skin which can one days be very oily or superdry, crazy I know haha!! CHECK OUT why I love these foundations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNiWtg5lnTA

FOUNDATIONS MENTIONED ------------------------------------------------ HIGHEND: URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN FOUNDATION in Shade 0.5 - Winter shade w\ Pink undertone and Shade 2.0 - Summer Shade w\ Yellow Undertone. M.A.C. PRO LONGWEAR FOUNDATION in Shade NC15 - All Year round color W\ Yellow Beige Undertone. MAKE UP FOR EVER MAT VELVET + MAKEUP in Shade #20 - Winter Shade W\ Pink Cool Undertone and Shade #30 - Summer Shade W\ Neutral undertone. NARS SHEER GLOW in Shade Light 3 Gobi W\ Neural Yellow undertone  M.A.C STUDIO FIX POWDER FOUNDATION in Shade NW20 - All year …

GARDEN FAIRY MAKEUP (TINKER BELL INSPIRED) - HALLOWEEN 2013

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Hello Everyone,
Another Halloween Tutorial for you guys, it was lovely weather outside today and I thought what not make use of it and film what i was going too this week anyways but just earlier!!
This is a fairy look inspired by Disney's Tinker Bell but then will my own little twist :)
I use only drugstore makeup so it's easy to re-create, this is beginner level friendly and is a great look for kids too as it's not too over the top, just as what I see a Garden Fairy look like!
GET THIS LOOK HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44AbpGGdh2U
NOTE: You can change this look up to suit as you will make it darker, add more glitter ETC, just have fun with it.





Thank you for your time and for watching
Hugs Erica
Xx
Alwayscosmeticjunkie

TUTORIAL: BURLESQUE SPARKLY MAKEUP - HALLOWEEN 2013

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Hello Everyone,
Welcome to Burlesque!

This tutorial was very requested for me to do & I thought way not ;)
So for this look I was inspired by whole production of a burlesque show, the lights, the glamour and the "theatre" element of it. So I've made this look dazzle by adding the rhinestones, the glamour by adding the bold eyes and lips and the stage idea by making it a bolder look with massive lashes etc.
I love how this came out and I also kept it 99% Drugstore Makeup so its friendly to replicate for you all, if your interested. Oh and this look is perfect for a party, dress-up, and of course Halloween.
Check out the Look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_II-N4M-19M





Thank you for Watching, Till my next Post! Hugs Erica Xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie