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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! 2016

Hello Fellow Readers!

Long time no post, my apologies.
I'm not so much into blogging anymore to be honest; But I am planning to next year do a little more blogging were I can along side my videos that I post on Youtube.
So if you follow me on my beauty YouTube channel? Then you know that I have still been very active through out the whole year posting new video content. 🙂

But as this year comes to a close .....

I just like to finish up this year by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year. And I hope that 2017 will be a great year for everyone.
Thank you to those that showed support for another year and the 6th year of Alwayscosmeticjunkie, it is much appreciated and makes me continue doing YouTube!

If you're interested in The Best of Beauty 2016 "Award" winners of products I loved the most this past year check out my video:

Till next year everyone! Have a safe and fun holiday break and I will back next year with th…


Hello Fellow Readers, I was asked to do a more dramatic winged eyeliner makeup look especially for hooded eyes. (which I have) So in lure of promising the "how-to" video here it is - link bellow.  Now I will just note that winged eyeliner this dramatic is VERY hard for hooded eyes to pull off but with working with your eye shape you can get a good enough look.  
Enjoy xo
Video Link:

Thanks for reading and watching,  Hugs Erica Alwayscosmeticjunkie


Hello Readers,
As it was requested by many and then promised by me is well :)  Here is my makeup look for Valentine’s Day for this year, I went for something much more bold and smoky looking trying at the same time not to go too over the top, but really felt at the same time like dramatic lashes had to be included in this look / tutorial to add the finishing touch.  (they are optional of course) 
Please enjoy the video which I have linked below! to get this look Step by Step. 

Thank you for reading and watching, Hugs Erica xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie


Hello Readers,
So I have finally done my first makeup tutorial for this year, staring it off with a new palette I got from Kat Von D her monarch palette which contains warm shades including a gorgeous burnt red color that I incorporated into this look.
I have made this look friendly for hooded eyes girls to recreate and just as an added bonus if you have blue eyes of any shade then this will make them POP!

For the step by step on how to get this makeup look, please watch the tutorial

Thank you for reading and watching,  Hugs Erica Alwayscosmeticjunkie

BAKING YOUR FACE!! for a flawless poreless look.

Hello fellow readers,
So due to requests from a few of my lovely subscribers on my previous videos from last week I have filmed and uploaded a demo tutorial style video for "face bake" now this has become a popular trend it started to become the "new" hot thing todo last year (2015) and even tho I have been doing this for years personally as I learned this in makeup academy years as I am a trained MUA, but this makeup technique of baking the face is 100+ years old as it was originally used as a stage makeup tip for keeping the thick and emollient face makeup - foundation.

So I hope you do enjoy this video and the tips I give throughout for dry skin and oily skin so hopefully you can all use this technique to keep your makeup on ALL DAY!


Thank you for reading and watching.  Hugs Erica xo Alwayscosmeticjunkie 

LET'S PLAY WITH MAKEUP! NEW Essence Collection 1st Impressions

Hello Everybody, Today’s going to be a little bit of different style video. So I brought some new makeup from a new essence collection at the Drugstore this past weekend and I wanted to create a look and just play with the new goodies I brought for the 1st time on camera.  Share the experience and thoughts as they happen on camera with you guys, so it's not a GRWM nor is it a Makeup Tutorial really ..... so I’ve just called it Let’s Play with Makeup.  A new series and idea I wanted to play around with on my channel, so if you guys enjoy this please let me know in the comments section of the video, which I have linked bellow for you! Enjoy xx  -

Thank you for reading and watching,  Erica xx Alwayscosmeticjunkie

Empties - January 2016!

Hello Everyone,
So I have an empties video for you's today, shock horror I actually finished things up! Granted it's mainly skincare and body stuff but there's a few makeup products included, I always find it a challenge to finish some makeup products but I do hit pan which is a wonderful feeling especially when your a makeup junkie and you own so much stuff.
Anywho! There's a direct link to the empties video if your interested, Enjoy :-)

Thank you for reading and watching,  Erica xx

Sephora Makeup Haul & More!

Hello Everyone,
So you knew it was coming and to be fair I can say that it's the fact I make beauty videos it was needed for future videos, truth of the matter really is I love new makeup and Sephora and the Drugstore is my heaven on earth. So I was excited to get these in the mail as I've been wanting these beauty products for awhile.

NOTE: I will be doing Makeup Tutorial looks with the new Kat Von D palette I got as well as review and demos of the foundations and more.

I also touched bases in this video on the background which I did change to just white, but it was a 50/50 reaction to the plain white background taking away my Star Wars Bedroom background, which I had previously for 6 months. I wanted to work around this problem as best I could and make close to everyone happy :) so I have made set videos with or without the white background, as personally I do feel the quality and color is better and more true to color as I am seeing which shows up better on video with the w…

Happy New Year & Best in Beauty 2015 Awards!

First up I'd like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year, and I hope this year will be a wonderful one for you all.
So starting of the new year on my makeup channel in it's 6th year running it's that time to take a quick moment and look back at last years winners and products that stood out to me as ticking all the boxes, I have loved using these makeup items week in and out or even everyday for a month or 2 they are to me truly worth the money or going out there to find.

Check them out in this video -

Enjoy and Thank you for watching! Hugs Erica x Alwayscosmeticjunkie