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Manipulating Fabric ep. 2 How To Turn a Bridesmaids / Prom Dress into a ...

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The title says it all!! So excited to share ep 2 of Manipulating fabric!! Hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoy my new skirt!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

From My Heart To Yours

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Well this year I didn't do a video on my grown up Christmas list because the only thing I really want, money just can't buy. What I wish for this year is for everything in my life to be as great as it is today. It's so easy to get sucked into the material world around us but this year I realized I already have everything I want. My husband, my pup, our health, our home, my family, my friends, my career & my clients. What in the world could be better? ........ I could never have enough makeup though... .... just saying. What was on your list?? FROM MY HEART TO YOURS HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! our little family in our extension! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

The Black Shoe Struggle

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I started writing this post a year ago. Yes a year ago. There is something about the cold that triggers my brain to think "it's so hard to find the right black winter shoes". If you don't know what I am talking about consider yourself lucky. You have found your black shoes that can bring you through the winter. I, on the other hand, struggle year after year. Yes I have black uggs that look like slippers but can I wear them with my fancy red pants? Only if I am ok with looking and feeling silly. So last winter I took to my favorite shoe store, Marshalls and I found a pair of black boots. They aren't my all time favorite shoes but they serve their purpose... comfort, slight style and most importantly protect my ankles from the elements. Every time I put these shoes on I think, do I want to wear these? And immediately follow that thought with the realization that there is no other choice. My struggle with my love/hate relationship with black winter boots has be

Seven Ways To Wear Your Hair When You Have BANGS! Easy Hairstyles

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YAY YAY YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Super excited for this video! I know it can be hard figuring out how to wear your bangs when your new to them... hope this video helps someone out there!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

She Thinx Review | My Experience Using Period Underwear

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HERE IT IS!!!!!!!!! MY REVIEW ON THINX xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak !

Easy Hair Style | How To Make A Fishtail Braid | My Number One Tip

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Foundation Routine and Contour Tutorial

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Hair & Makeup Look Of The Day!

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I couldn't decide how I liked my hair better with my new bangs.. Straight or Curly. I thought it was only fair to have the same exact makeup look for both my straigh hair and my curly hair. The only way to make an informed decision is to take selfies, right? What do you think? Curly or Straight? xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Style Seat Charging Monthly Fee | My Thoughts While Applying Makeup

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Style Seat charging a monthly fee... Now you KNOW I have something to say about that! haha Here are my thoughts while I apply my makeup!  xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

The Truth About Being Self Employed | Real Small Business Talk

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Welp! Here it is, the whole truth about small business. If someone out there can relate and take something positive away from this video then I would truly be happy I shared this. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

NEW SERIES Manipulating Fabric ep. 1 | Altering a Thrifted Wrap Dress | ...

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SO BEYOND EXCITED ABOUT THIS VIDEO THAT I HAD TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Save Money To Get Ahead In Life | Ways To Make Extra Money To Sav...

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Not everyone has the same goals in life... if your goals are the save more money to get ahead in life then this video is for you! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Very Animated Get Ready With Me Using LimeLight by Alcone Makeup

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Monthly Beauty Favorite The One Drop Wonder by LimeLight by Alcone | Mon...

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I feel like I haven't posted about beauty in a while, so here is a video on my monthly favorite for the month of September. For all of you limelight by alcone fans, this is definitely one you'll want to watch!  xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Updated Tutorial on How To Make Your Own Bridal Blusher | DIY

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Balayage with Coffee | A Hair Color Allergy Alternative

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Get to know my mom in this video!! HAHAHA xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How I Cut My Own Hair at Home | DIY Hair Cutting

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Remove Gel Nail Polish At Home | DIY Gel Nail Polish Removal

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

LimeLight by Alcone Eyeshadow Tutorial Using Four Eyeshadows From The Fe...

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The Title says it all!  xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Save Money On Gas by Food Shopping

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Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already so you don't miss any videos! I hit 100 subscribers and I plan to do a giveaway once I hit 500! YAY! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

A Day I Want To Remember

Today is one of those days that I really don't want to forget. I woke up this morning and packaged an order that I sold this weekend... then I drove joey into work. On Mondays I often pick him up from work and we eat dinner at my moms so Tuesdays I drive him into work. We took the pup as we usually do and I remember thinking there was no way I would get everything done that I needed to get done. After I dropped him off I went right to the beauty supply to pick up the color I needed for my client today, followed by the post office to drop off my package and then to CVS to pick up my prescription. Made it home with enough time to get ready for work. As I was leaving for work I saw my father in law outside with the contractors as they were filling the footings with cement. One step closer to our dream home. I got to work with time to spare.... My client came in... we had a consultation last week but today was the first time I was ever going to do her hair. She was recommended to

How To Use The ELF Cosmetics Daily Brush Cleaner & Mini Review

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Mini review, demo and my tips. xoxo enjoy! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

LimeLight by Alcone Enduring Lip Color Swatches | Lip Stains | Long Lasting

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Beach Waves Hair Tutorial | How To Get Beachy Hair Waves Using the Wand

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak <3 <3

Soft Natural Eyes using the New LimeLight by Alcone Eyeshadow Palette

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Vintage Inspired Wedding Hair Makeup Tutorial | DIY Bride

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Here's a video on how I did my hair and makeup for our wedding. I wanted to feel like myself with a vintage inspired look, because let's be serious, that is who I am. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it! Thank you all so much for your love and support <3 xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Easy DIY Bridesmaid, Prom, Bridal or Special Event Hairstyle

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Yesterday I was so caught up with wedding photos that I completely forget to share this video with everyone. Kind of fitting since it very well could be used as a bridesmaids or bridal hairstyle for those DIY gals, like myself. Thank you so much for your love and support! Please like and subscribe to my youtube channel. It would mean the world to me! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Let's Talk BRIDES!

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I have been doing weddings since I started in this industry, yes a whopping 12 years ago. I was very fortunate that I had such supportive people around me, that let me do their hair and makeup for their weddings, when I was just starting out. I have come a long way from my MAC days of only using MAC Cosmetics because that's what I was trained in and employed by so I therefore believed it was the end all be all. 12 years of trial and error, trying new things just to keep with the times. New products, new techniques. Yes I know how to contour. Yes I can use airbrush foundation. Yes my airbrush makeup is water based. Yes I can do any kind of eyelash you want. Yes I can do an updo. Yes I can braid hair. Yes I can give you more height. Yes I can give you less height. Yes I can use the wand. Yes I can do your great aunts makeup. Yes I can style extensions.... the answer must always be yes. And if the answer is no, you quickly learn how to make it into a yes, because if you don't do

My Pescetarian Life | A Music Video

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When you think you're way funnier than you actually are... and your husband completely eggs you on xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

FULL FACE Makeup Tutorial, One Brand Using LimeLight by Alcone

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FULL FACE Makeup Tutorial using only LimeLight by Alcone! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Individual EyeLashes VS Strip EyeLashes Which To Use | How To Apply Fake...

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There is a whole lot of posing going on at the end of this video HAHA enjoy!! <3 xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Swatching the LimeLight by Alcone The Feeling is Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

LimeLight by Alcone New Makeup Palette | THE FEELING IS NEUTRAL | Perfec...

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LimeLight by Alcone the new Makeup Palette !!! Gahhhh so excited!!!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Hot Roller Your Hair | For Fuller, Big Bouncy Hair With Body

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Crazy Curly Wand Hair Tutorial | How To Curl Your Hair Using the Wand

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Crazy Curly Wand Hair! SO Easy!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Coconut Oil For Healthy, Strong & Beautiful Hair | Treatment

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It's Friday! Happy Friday everyone! <3 xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Clean Cast Iron Cookware with BAKING SODA | Frying Pan | Staub

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A different video than you're used to but still useful! <3  xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Airbrush Makeup!

It took me a long time to get here but what matters is that I am actually here. Okay, so that intro seems a bit dramatic for what I am about to say so here goes! Since the New Year of 2016, I have been offering airbrush makeup application for foundation. Yes you read that right. I am beyond thrilled to offer airbrush makeup to all my clients! As mentioned above, I offer airbrush application for foundation only, using traditional makeup application for contouring, bronzing, eye shadow, liner etc. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment please feel free to contact me. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Touch Up Your DIY Balayage on Your Roots | New Growth | At Home O...

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Honey Life Begins Now

Hi everyone!! I'm back at work! Sad for the honeymoon to be over but excited to start the next chapter of our life together... This chapter Joey & I like to call "Honey Life" haha! Hopefully within the next few weeks we will have some progress to show on the home renovations to bring us closer to having my in home salon (gahh I can't wait!)!! But in the meantime I will see you at your upcoming, at home, hair appointments. Thank you all so much for your love and support and for opening up your home to me so I can bring you fabulous hair in the comfort of your home! xoxox PS- I planned to have a new video up today but I have been having some eye issues because of my allergies and haven't had a chance to film.. so go check out my youtube channel if you haven't already - there are lots of videos up there that I bet you haven't watched yet! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Turn Pigment Shadows into Solid, Creamy Eyeshadows | Less Mess

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Make Your Own Eyeshadow COLORS! | DIY

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How We Made My Bridal Bouquet with Brooches | Brooch Wedding Bouquet Tut...

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Makeup Tips & Tricks | LimeLight by Alcone | ELF | MAC Cosmetics

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Sephora Lip Stains | Review and Swatches

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak Links and things can be found on my video! Please don't forget to subscribe while you're there!

Braided Updo Prom Hairstyle

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I am so beyond happy with how this junior prom updo came out! Sometimes what the client wants is actually perfect for the hair they have! What a lovely person too! Today goes in the books as a total win :) view from one side  view from the other side  view from the back xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Sunset Lips | Makeup Tutorial | Emori Dual Lipsticks

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Hey Guys! I am obsessed with my sunset lips! If you are too be sure to watch this video to learn how to get them yourself! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Skin Care Rountine for My DRY Skin!

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Does your skin care routine leave your skin looking flawless for a perfect makeup appliction everytime! Mine does !! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Whiten Your Teeth with Activated Charcoal

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I noticed a difference the next morning. We used this method for a while and then switched to crest white stripes, the 3D ones. they definitely showed more improvement in a shorter amount of time but if you have sensitive teeth I would definitely recommend the activated charcoal! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Full Face Makeup Tutorial OOTD | Get Ready with Me | MAC

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

My Spring Time Face, without Foundation | No Foundation Makeup Tutorial

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak It sure doesn't feel like Spring yet but here's a little video on my Spring time face! No, I don't use foundation but here's a list of everything else I use!

JewelScent Body Scrubs | Donations to Autism Speaks

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Sorry I am a day late with my video upload! I was going to upload a makeup tutorial today but I didn't want to miss the opportunity for my friends and family to shop for a fantastic cause. My cousin AnnaMarie is a consultant for Jewel Scents and she is currently donating $1 to Autism Speaks (in her son's name), from her PERSONAL commission, for every item she sells. Nicholas, my cousin's son, was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in December 2013. So, here's a little video on my thoughts, my reveal and my treasure from my Jewel Scents purchase! My review is honest and real. I had planned to post this exact video next week, but the donations to Autism Speaks ends this Friday, April 8th 2016! So I wanted to make sure I got this video up before then. If you're new to JewelScent and not sure what to purchase, I HIGHLY recommend the body scrubs. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Get Ready with Me Bachelorette Party | OOTD

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes with the Hair Donut

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Airbrush Application Temptu SP35- How to Apply Airbrush Foundation

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to use the Wand Tutorial

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak For those of you struggling to figure out how 'The Wand' actually works, here's a quick video to show you how I use the wand to curl my hair! I hope you enjoy this video- please like and subscribe to my channel to see more video's like this! YAY!

Lazy Girl Blow Dry

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak My lazy way of blow drying my own hair! :) I normally don't wear my hair straight because I don't think it looks good on me, but blown out hair is the best foundation to other hair styles!

How I Ombre My Hair at Home | DIY

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Anyone that knows me, knows that I have one dream that seems unattainable, and that is to be a blonde. I have tried in the past and in hindsight it is borderline terrifying to look at... Anyone that knows me also knows that I don't believe anything is unattainable for me. After all James Blunt wrote the song "You're beautiful" about me... and "Hey there Delilah" by the Plain White T's was also written about me. Nothing like being self assured... I think it's also referred to willful ignorance... If there's a will there's a way, right? After my blonde phase, in early 2014 I had my mom literally cut my hair off (think Demi Moore circa "Ghost") And I colored the remaining hair on my head red... So when the ombre reached it's popularity, my hair was way too short... After extensions, and trying my best not to color my hair (but failing miserably because I love changing my hair color). I tried coconut oil and volunt

2015 Weddings & Work

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Finally got around to updating my website with some of my more recent 2015 wedding work along with some of my other 2015 work! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak