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How To Clipper Cut Men's Hair From Long To Short | Clipper Haircut

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Here is a video on the fool proof way to cut men's hair long to short with clippers. I say men's hair but really any short haircut will work! If you don't create lines to begin with, you won't have to spend time trying to get rid of the lines! If you like this tutorial and want to see more like it, please subscribe to my channel ! If you want to see how I do a beard trim- please like and subscribe!! Everything used can be purchased through my amazon affiliate link ! By shopping through my link you will be supporting my blog, my channel and my livelihood! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Easiest Down Do Ever No Heat Updo

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Happiest of Holidays to you and your loved ones! This Holiday Season has been so busy but I wanted to make sure I had a video for you! In this video I show you how I created this easy, if not the easiest, down-do ever! I recreate the look on my mannequin, hope you don't mind! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

WEIRD FOOT PEEL THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!

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What better holiday gift than a foot peel that actually works to remove dead skin painlessly! I am blown away by the results of the Baby Silky One Shot Peel! Lots of feet in this view review but also lots of results! Hope you enjoy this video and your holiday!! xo Get the Foot Peel here: https://amzn.to/2GPHeKD xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

MOST EMBARRASSING HAIR STORY EVER GRWM plus random thoughts

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THE MOST EMBARRASSING WORK STORY EVER!! Told while I do my makeup.. and then of course I ramble too much. Hope you can get a good laugh at it! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake, xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

MINIMALIST TIPS ON HOW TO PACK LIGHTLY FOR VACATION

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Been trying this whole minimalism thing... here are my tips on how to pack lightly for vacation. My minimalist tips, from a new minimalist, so I promise these are easy! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Building a Wardrobe on a Budget | Top 3 Tips

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If there is something I am passionate about besides my career it's saving and budgets! I am looking forward to diving deeper into this in 2019, I hope you all will be down for the ride. In the meantime here is a quick overview on my top 3 tips on how to build a wardrobe and shop on a budget. Yes it can be done! If you like this video and want to see more like it, please like and subscribe and hit that notification button to be the first to see the next time I post a video! Love you all so much. Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

DIY Harry Potter Snitch Ornament Great Unique Holiday Gift For Harry Pot...

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GUYSSSSSS it's finally here!! My super easy DIY Harry Potter Snitch Ornament! I hope you guys love it and have someone in mind it give it to... if not yourself! Click the link that says "Shop Products" on this blog and you'll find everything you need to make this Snitch ornament there! Such an awesome gift idea! As always, by shopping through my link you'll be supporting my channel, my blog, my Instagram and my way of life! It is always SO appreciated. Until next time work hard, dream big, eats cake, xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

MY YOUTUBE SET UP ON A BUDGET AND Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camera UPDATE

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You guys have been asking about my review on the Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camera so here it is! In this video I also explain my YouTube set up! Everything mentioned in this video can be purchased through my amazon affiliate link ! Click the link and then click "YouTube". Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

I DID THE MAKEUP FOR CHEVY CHASE | STORY TIME GET READY WITH ME

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Hey guys! Here is a little get ready with me video while I talk about the time I did the makeup for Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni Chase. Stay tuned to the end to see my final hair, makeup and outfit! YAY! Let me know if this kind of GRWM (Get Ready With Me) Vlog style video is something you'd want to see in the future! Please like and subscribe for more video's like this and hit that notification bell to be the first to know when I post a new video! Everything worn and most of the products used can be purchased through my Amazon Affiliate link ! By shopping through the link, you will be supporting my blog, my YouTube channel, my Instagram and my livelihood. Your support is always appreciated. Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Small Ways to Start on the Journey to Minimalism

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If you have been here for a while, you may have remembered back in January 2018 I asked if everyone was ready to come on a minimalism journey with me. Only problem was, I wasn't really ready and honestly home construction has thrown a huge wrench in the works. We have found it so difficult to toss things because we didn't know IF we would want/need them when construction was finished. So I am here now, December 3, 2018 (almost a year later) ready to commit to minimalism in my own life. In this video I give you some very small and simple ways to start on your minimalism journey. These things are not difficult and can be done, whatever your current situation is. We are still until construction in our home but I realized I can still make the best out of what we have now. You can too and that is the key. I hope this video helps anyone who is trying to start on this journey. For those of you who wanted to take that journey with me back in January of 2018, lets take it now! Pleas

EASY DIY HARRY POTTER SHOES | Handmade gift ideas

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Hi Guys! I am super excited to show you how I made these easy DIY Harry Potter Shoes. Check out the video for exactly how these are made! Get ModPodge here: https://amzn.to/2ONd4pJ Everything I used can be found through my Amazon Affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak Click on the link and then click "DIY" and there you will find everything you'll need to  make these shoes and more! By shopping through my link, you will be supporting my channel and my blog! I appreciate it more than you'll ever know! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

I RUINED MY CLIENTS HAIR

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When you've been doing hair and makeup for what feelings like your entire life, it's easy to forget the early days when the struggle was really real. I take pride in never forgetting what it was like when I first started out. I am always humbled remembering all the hair fails I've had early on in my career. How would we ever learn how to fix a mistake, if the mistake was never made? Always proud of my journey through life and humbled. Here is the story of the time I ruined a clients hair. Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ON A BUDGET 2018

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The Season of giving is finally upon us! If you ask me, the only thing better than giving is saving money when giving! In this video I share with you my shopping secrets along with ideas on how to get inexpensive gifts that your friends and family members of all ages could enjoy! Everything in this video plus more can be found in the description of the video.. while you're there please don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel! Your support is always appreciated! Until next time, work hard dream big, eat cake! 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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This one is an oldie but goodie on how to remove gel nail polish at home. I have to be honest, looking at this intro, I don't even know who that person is anymore... but this video certainly did give me all the feels when I re-watched it. Time has literally flown by but how to remove gel nail polish has been the ONE consistent thing in my life... haha I'm only kidding. Anyway, if you don't like feet, I promise this video isn't for you... that I am NOT kidding about! Everything you need to remove gel nail polish at home can be found through my Amazon Affiliate link . Click the link then click "DIY". By shopping through my link you will be supporting my blog and my YouTube channel ! Thank you for your support! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

HUGE ELF COSMETICS HAUL for UNDER $100! PLUS FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE !

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Today's video is on my huge ELF Cosmetics haul.. or at least what I think is a huge haul! Plus the free gifts I got with purchase because, free is always for me! Looking forward to having reviews on these products over the next few months! Please like and subscribe to my channel if you haven't already! xo Stylist Erika xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Blow Dry to get Maximum Volume in Fine Hair | Pro Hairstylist Tip...

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If you or someone you know has fine hair and struggles to get the desired volume with a blow dry... this video is for you... or someone you know! In all seriousness, getting volume in fine hair can be difficult, getting volume in long, fine hair and be even more difficult. In this video I show you my professional tips and tricks on how to get volume in your hair or anyone's hair for that matter! Here are the products I used/mentioned in this video: Blow dryer I am using, Wazor Hair Dryer Brazilian Blowout Root Lift Round Brush I am Using, Brazilian Blow out Bristle Brush Click N Curl Round Brush Curl Setting Pins Fuller Thicker Hair Hairspray For the products listed along with a complete list of all my favorite hair products plus so many more favorites, click the " Shop Products " button on the this blog! Shopping through my links will support my YouTube channel and my blog! Thank you for your support! I hope you love this video. If you want to see more vide

Pro Hair Colorist: How to Eliminate Unwanted Red Tones in Brown Hair Color

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Hi guys! In this tutorial you will see my exact formula for eliminating or removing unwanted red tones in brunette hair. As mentioned in this video, every canvas is different, so every client requires a unique formula, so results will vary. I personally use L'Oreal professional hair color. In this video I use L'Oreal Pro Majirel  because there was grey coverage needed. If there wasn't grey coverage needed I could have used L'Oreal pro Dia Richesse. Watch the video for my exact formula and my secret technique to preserving existing highlights! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake, xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Pro MUA Makeup Artist Tip ALL ABOUT MASCARA | When and How To Apply

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Since doing this pro makeup artist video series I thought it would make sense to talk about expiration  and healthy makeup practices . Everything you need to know about when to toss your makeup and how to NOT spread bacteria through makeup, can be found if you click the links. I also added links on the (linked) posts to make it easier to purchase the things you need! Invest in your business and your passion when necessary! Hope you guys enjoy this video! If you haven't already, check out my Pro Makeup Artist tips on Beauty Blenders Foundations and Concealers! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Etherealist Foundation by Kevyn Aucoin REVIEW

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Let's just get really really real with this review. I am borderline tired of always having negative reviews on products that some people think are amazing. I understand that everyone's skin is different because it's literally my job as a makeup artist to understand that everyone's skin is different- but here's the story anyway. I picked up a few of the Etherealist Foundations by Kevyn Aucoin because they were on sale at TJ Maxx and I thought SCORE! Getting a $58 foundation for almost half the price is truly amazing. I picked up every shade that I could find. For an original price tag of $58, it had to be good right? So I tested it on myself first, as I always do. If you are a professional makeup artist or an aspiring one, I always recommend trying it on yourself first. This will give you a good understanding of the best way to apply and use a product. You know your skin and yourself better than you know the skin of someone you just met. To give you an understandi

DERMACOL FOUNDATION REVIEW WORTH THE HYPE? Application & Review

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Let's just be honest for a second, will the real Dermacol please stand up? Is this a fake Dermacol? Is this a dupe? I literally do not know at this point. As mentioned in this video I originally thought the hype was about Dermablend . Dermablend is what I use professionally as a tattoo cover up for my brides and really anyone that wants to cover a tattoo for a special occasion (click the link for the video on that review). As I scrolled through YouTube I thought wait.. is my Dermacol the real Dermacol? One thing I know for sure, there are a few "derma" things floating around the internet! So much Derma not enough col. Okay, now I'm just being silly. Regardless, I have a review on what I assume is a dupe or a "fake" Dermacol because it was originally purchased for LIKE .99 cents on Amazon or maybe a Facebook ad?! I don't know, I wasn't there- my mom made the purchase. Just a heads up on the canvas I am working with. I have very dry skin. If I don&

Razor Cutting: How To Add Movement in a Short Haircut without Layers Tut...

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If you have short hair and want some movement but you aren't ready to commit to layers, there is still an option for you! In this video I show you how to get movement in your hair without traditional layers being cut. Hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed creating it! I used the Sam Villa Razor to create the desired movement. Thank you for watching! Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Do a Subtle Fashion Color Custom Creative Purple Hair Color Tutorial

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When most of us think fashion colors or creative hair color we think loud and bold  ... but what about those of us that was a softer more subtle fashion color? Here's a quick tutorial on how to get your creative color fix while keeping the hair looking soft and more natural. This video will also show you how to make purple hair color if need it in a pinch! Thank you for watching! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Curl hair with A Straightening Iron Tutorial + MHU Hair Straighte...

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There are so many things on the market nowadays for hair.. but how many tools can we possibly afford, let alone store! I am here to not only tell you but also SHOW you how you can curl your hair with virtually any straightening iron! Plus there is a mini review on this super affordable MHU Hair Straightener in case you are in the market... Link right here for purchase:  https://amzn.to/2OCIhNm Until next time work hard, dream big, eat cake! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Contour Your Nose | Tutorial

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Everyone is talking about contours but do we even know what they are used for? To contour your nose, or any part of your face or body for that matter- it's all about creating shadows to give an illusion that things look a certain way. Whereas a bad contour, or a contour not done correctly, could actuate the things that you are trying to camouflage. If you think you are ready for contouring here is my little video on it! I no longer use these products to contour my nose but the technique is the same! Hope this oldie but goodie helps anyone that has nose issues like I do! Not sure you are ready for this? Here is a video on how to make your nose look less crooked if you are NOT a contour pro! I hope that at least one of these videos have helped! Practice makes perfect! Always remember, you are beautiful! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Colortrak Professional Reusable Hair Coloring Meche Sheets Review

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I received these  Colortrak Professional reusable hair coloring meche sheets  complimentary with a color order, and I thought I'd give them a go! They are really easy to use and stay where you put them. A silly mistake a made the first time I used them (as you can see in the video) is that I folded the top down as I would a traditional foil. This is not a necessary step at all! If you don't like the idea of the sheet hanging in your clients face, you can use a different placement technique or if your client has short hair you can cut them in half. I absolutely love how these lift! Excellent for adding some brightness around the face or throughout the hair. Once they have product on them, they stay in place perfectly. It is also so easy to slide them out when you get the the sink... similar to the ease of removing the plastic after balayage. Another pro is that you will undoubtedly save money if you reuse these. I also love that you can pretty much see through them to know w

Pro Makeup Artist Tips on Beauty Blenders Foundations and Concealers

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I thought this would be a fun series to put on my channel as a monthly thing. Let me know if there are any questions you want answered in future videos! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Dupe for $180 BABYLISS VOLARE Blow Dryer | $39 Wazor Hair Dryer REVIEW

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You can skip to 2:30 unless you enjoy the rambles. Here is my review on the Wazor Hair Dryer. I believe it is a dupe for the Babyliss Volare Blow dryer! The Babyliss Volare and the Wazor hair dryer are both similar in size and design and are SUPER powerful! Watch the video for my full, honest review! I am not affiliated with the brands used/shown in this video and was not paid for my review, these opinions are my own. BabylissPRO Volare Blow Dryer: https://amzn.to/2wjPxFE DUPE FOR BABYLISS, Wazor Hair Dryer: https://amzn.to/2BtNfJZ Until next time, work hard dream big, eat cake.  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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Super old video but still 10000% accurate. Thought I'd reshare this video because this is still how I roller my hair for fuller, bigger hair! As a general rule, the longer the hair the bigger your rollers should be if you are going for fullness and body! Hot Rollers I Used: https://amzn.to/2whPrPb Hot Rollers for Short Hair:  https://amzn.to/2w7XFKp Babyliss Volare Blow Dryer: https://amzn.to/2wjPxFE DUPE FOR BABYLISS, Wazor Hair Dryer: https://amzn.to/2BtNfJZ I am not affiliated with the brands used/shown in this video and was not paid for my review, these opinions are my own. Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Pink To Purple Ombre Eyeshadow Tutorial Using Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions

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I created this light pink to purple ombre eyeshadow look using the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions Palette and the ColorPop Semi Precious Palette. The Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions Palette is the only Huda Beauty product that I own. From the moment I saw it on the Sephora website, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. The palette is very different from colors I would normally gravitate towards but I'll tell you, I gravitated right to it! And to date, it hasn't disappointed yet. The pigment is amazing and reliable. The ColorPop Semi Precious Palette is the same situation, the one and only ColorPop product that I own. If you are a freelance makeup artist, like myself, and you don't have the ColorPop Semi Precious Palette.. let me tell you that you NEED it. I rarely create looks without using a color from this palette. I honestly can't remember what I was even using for the past 12 years of makeup artistry before I added this into my collection. Both of these pal

Joico Color Butter Color Intensity Review.

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I received the Joico Color Butters as a sample with purchase. Before trying this product, I looked up reviews.  I saw that some people raved and others complained. I didn't bother to read the complaints because I figured, if you are complaining about it you probably just didn't use it correctly. Obviously I skimmed through the reviews in more of an effort to waste my time than to actually gather useful information. Just by looking up the product you can see what the use is for.... "Joico's Color Intensity Color Butter is an ultra moisturizing hybrid to amp up the richness of high-beam hair color or add a pop of color to blondes who want to shake things up. Formulated with Joico's state-of-the-art technology, including restorative Arginine, and powerful Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex to strengthen and repair hair. Color Butter is designed to fuse fun and fashion with serious care." - Ulta Beauty website "Deeply moisturizing — it actually chills out dama

Easy DIY Bridesmaid, Prom, Bridal or Special Event Hairstyle

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Since I changed my YouTube schedule, I decided to dig in the archives and re-share some older videos. Some of my older videos are undoubtedly cringe worthy but some of them just never got the recognition they deserve. Since wedding season is in full swing, who am I kidding, wedding season is literally ALL -YEAR- ROUND... I thought I'd re-share this video of this easy and simple DIY bridesmaids hair style. This look would also be great for prom on a budget or any other special event you had in mind! This simple but elegant look is so versatile. Sometimes I even wear it to work when I want to feel extra classy.  Wear it with your favorite earrings and/or your favorite necklace. You won't be disappointed! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake. xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Brunette to Blonde | Hair Color

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I am so excited to share this video with everyone! Here is a hair color tutorial on how to create a dimensional blonde with highlights and lowlights on a natural level 5 brunette without having to base break. For the technique, I used a weaving and teasing method. Exact placement and pattern can be found in the video. Exact formulas used are below and can also be found in video... I  exclusively used all L'Oreal Professional products.  H/L: L'Oreal Professional Blond Studio Powder with 20 Vol. L/L: 1/2 901s + 1/4 .2/v + 1/4 .12 Majirel 20Volume Toner: 1/2 .12 + 1/4 .22 + 1/4 .11 Majirel 20 volume Level 5 brunettes tend to pick up very warm so I used blue and purple bases to help negate any unwanted warmth. The technique and lowlight formula allowed me to blend the natural level 5 base. This technique and formula allows for a better blend and lower maintenance. When the hair grows there will not be a defined line of demarcation. I always shampoo cool blondes with the

Makeup Tutorial Using HUDA ELECTRIC OBSESSIONS Palette

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I'm not sure why I called this a Valentine's day makeup tutorial when I wore it to a baby shower but I have recently rekindled my obsession with the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions Palette so I thought I'd reshare this look! I decided to do this look again with my shaved head. I hope you enjoy this little clip! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment vs Split Ends Repair Corrector

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With my recent price change, I wanted to give options for fabulous hair for not only my loyal clients but also anyone in the market for more manageable  and life changing hair.  If you've been in my chair for any amount of time I'm sure you already know my feelings on the Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Treatment. If you haven't been in my chair, on my instagram or facebook, allow me to introduce you to the life changing wonders of the Brazilian Blowout. The Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment is a completely customizable service that creates a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz, smooth the cuticle and improve the condition of your hair. The end result is smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine. This treatment cuts down on at home drying time and overall makes hair more manageable. There is no down time, the minute you leave the salon, you can wash, air dry or blow dry your hair, put it up in a ponytail, workout, you can live

WILL I REPURCHASE? MONTHLY BEAUTY EMPTIES

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Here is a mini review of recent beauty empties. Which ones will I repurchase? Watch to find out! Until next time, work hard, dream big, eat cake! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Kiss Blowout Lash in Pageboy Review

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I received the Kiss Blowout Lashes in Pageboy, complimentary for testing purposes. That in no way changes my opinion or experience using these lashes. To be honest, I didn’t expect them to take the place of my favorite professional lashes. I dragged my feet about trying them because I am so particular about the lashes I use. Surprisingly, as soon as I tried the Pageboy lashes, they quickly became my favorite lashes for everyday wear.  Perfect for when you want a little boom but don’t want to look like you are trying too hard. They look almost identical to lash extensions! They are extremely comfortable, they didn’t feel heavy and weren’t in my view at all. I had them on all day and by the end of the day, without looking in the mirror, I forgot I had them on. Typically I don’t use the lash glue that comes with lashes because I prefer DUO lash glue. To be fair and give an honest review, I had to try the lash glue it came with. I am super impressed by the staying power, no bad smell,

HUGE ARDELL EYELASH SALE DEMI 120 DELUXE PACK!

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Had to share my love for my career! On prime day, I went on Sallybeauty.com and stocked up on my FAVORITE eyelashes. Buy 1 (a deluxe 2 pack with the best lash glue ever) get 1 50% off. Umm yes please. I got 40 lashes in total with 20 lash glues for right around $70 including tax & free shipping! Plus I got a cash back percent for shopping through ebates. NBD. 😂 I just checked and they STILL have this deal going on, plus 25% off site wide on orders over $50 (sale ends in a few days)! Awesome bday/ Christmas present for me! Did I just say that? How embarrassing. Anyone who has ever purchased lashes knows how expensive they are! Especially quality ones that photograph well. Which is why all well seasoned makeup artists charge an additional fee for lashes! These lashes, plus what I already had in stock, might get me through 2018 of weddings. Let’s see if I’ll need to stock up again on Black Friday for 2018 or for the start of 2019! If you don't use ebates, I need to know what

How To: Creative, Short, Razor Cut and Fashion Color Hair Tutorial

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Here is a tutorial of the creative color and cut I did a few weeks ago! If you want to see more videos like this let me know!  xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

EVA NYC Clean It Up Shampoo Review

Review is in on the EVA NYC Clean It Up Shampoo! I received this product complimentary for testing purposes and thought I wouldn’t be impressed or even wowed by it. I dragged my feet about trying it but boy was I mistaken. As I tried it for the first time I thought wow. I loved the scent and how it immediately made my hair feel as I lathered. I have never used another shampoo that made my hair feel as if it was getting cleaned, detangled and softened while I was in the process of washing with it. After I rinsed it out, something I didn’t want to do because I loved the cleaning process so much, my hair felt really dry. As if I had just used a clarifying shampoo. I immediately panicked and proceeded with my usual conditioner. After rinsing out the conditioner, my hair has never felt softer, easier to brush and overall easier to deal with. For me, I give it 5 stars but as a hair dresser and knowing different types of hair, I give it 4 stars. You need to use conditioner with this shampoo.

HOW TO CUT CURLY HAIR AT HOME HAIRSTYLIST TIP

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Here's how I cut my curly hair. If you want to see me cut a client's curly hair let me know! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Apply Cream Blush Revlon First Impression Review | Blush Brush an...

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As a makeup artist, here is my favorite way to apply cream blush! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

CURATING MAKEUP COLLECTION: EYESHADOW PALETTES INSPIRED BY JESSICA BRAUN...

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When you seriously need to declutter for the second time on your channel! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How to Get Loose Curls with a Curling Iron Tutorial EASY

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Super easy tutorial on how to get loose curls with a curling iron! This is my every day look when I actually do my hair! Super easy and fast! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak Erika

my husband colored my hair DARK | DIY AT HOME OMBRE

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Did you guys check out the video of the time my husband died my hair dark? Who says you have to go lighter for Summer?! Check out the video :) xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Work Hard Dream Big Eat Cake | Erika with a K

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

Best Drugstore Foundations For Dry or Oily Skin

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When it comes to drugstore foundations, the world is our oyster. We literally have the pick of the litter, as there are endless options at affordable prices (well, sometimes). What is considered affordable for some, may not be affordable for all. So I decided to make a post that helps out those of us looking for THE one. THE best drugstore foundation for your skin type. This post is for those of us tired of dropping $10 here and $8 there in an effort to find THE best drugstore foundation. Just to be fair, there are some amazing foundations that can be found at lower prices. For example NYX, Wet N Wild, BH Cosmetics, Milani and Revlon have all stepped up their drugstore foundation game, but that's not why you are here. You are here for the best of the best foundation. The foundation that changes the game and makes you wander, down the makeup isle, no more. The foundations that I am about to mention can be found at your local Target, CVS, Walgreen or even Rite Aid for about $10!

Loud Prints, Bold Style.

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I went back and forth in my head with what the appropriate title for this post should be. To call it "how to wear polka dot pants" would almost be a rip off to you and to my prized polka dot pants. When it comes to fashion, anything is game. The way I look at it is, there are a million ways to wear polka dot pants, it would be impossible to jam them all into one blog post. Polka dot pants are an actual wardrobe staple. So, as I say in almost every post, I never want to leave anyone limited in outfit choices because of my lack creativity, or because of my personal style choices. Instead I want to inspire you to find out what makes you feel like the best version of yourself and go for it. Don't be confined by anyone else's definition of style. So rather than show you a few ways to wear polka dot pants, I thought I would take this opportunity to explain my choices when it comes to fashion, in general. I am one of those people who feel like the best version of myself in c

The Sleep Styler Hair Curlers Review As Seen on TV

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So you watch Shark Tank or you've seen the Sleep Styler Hair Curlers in your local Walmart and you've been debating on whether or not you should try them... They boast: "The As Seen on TV Sleep Styler Hair Curlers for Easy Curls heat-free hair rollers are a comfortable, hands-free hair styling system that dries and styles users' hair as they sleep. The heat-free hair rollers are made from super absorbent yoga towel fabric that dries hair fast, while the marshmallow soft memory foam core ensures a comfortable night's sleep. Available in two sizes, Sleep Styler hair rollers are designed for use with a variety of hair types and lengths. Not only does Sleep Styler save users time during their morning routine, but their hair is softer, shinier and less damaged because of this heat-free styling solution. The ultra-suede texture on the rollers also polishes the hair smooth and helps tame even the frizziest hair.  As Seen on TV Sleep Styler Hair Curlers for Easy Curls:

POM POM SHOES!

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Today's fashion post is, you guessed it, all about Pom Pom Shoes! If you haven't checked out my video from this week on how to make virtually anything into a "pom pom" shoe, you can check it out below. Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about how to wear them. I feel as if I have been waiting for this trend to take off for YEARS! Back in the day circa 2007 I had a pair of black pumps with a huge flower at the foot. Okay I get it, not exactly a "pom pom" but it held the same impact. People noticed. A few years later... I mean, over a decade later, and Pom Pom Shoes are literally everywhere! I think we can all agree that the whole point of pom pom shoes is to make a statement. Having said that, you can wear them with virtually any outfit in the world! I personally like the idea of having the shoes be the main focus of the outfit when I am wearing these. So of course I would opt for a classic, sleek outfit and allow the shoes to do all the ta

BB Cream VS CC Cream

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If you have been looking up what in the world these BB and CC and whatever other double letter creams they decide to come out with are, you've come to the right place. If you've been here before, you probably know that I like to give the facts or rather the "what it's supposed to do" followed by my opinion on what it actually does. What is a BB Cream? "BB" stands for "Blemish Balm", which is a creamy, lighter weight foundation that is meant to do what a foundation does, while moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun.  What is a CC Cream? "CC" stands for "Color Correcting" which is also a creamy, lighter weight foundation that is meant to even out skin tones, while moisturizing and protecting your skin from the sun. BB Creams and CC Creams are pretty much a single step up from the tinted moisturizer when it comes to coverage. They provide more coverage than a tinted moisturizer and less coverage than a fu

Do Blue Shirts Go with Blue Jeans?

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Do blue shirts go with blue jeans? Of course! As long as you aren't trying to match a blue denim top with blue denim jeans. That will literally never work, unless you are Jessie from "Saved by the Bell". If you are looking to wear a non denim blue top with denim jeans, don't try to match the blue top to the denim jeans either. That also won't work. Have you ever seen someone, unintentionally wear a faded black top with sharp black bottoms in an effort to match the blacks? It's all wrong because it looks unintentional. Instead of trying to "match" your blues, try wearing variations of blue that compliment each other. As I mentioned in a previous post, fashion should be on purpose , it shouldn't look unintentional because it is not unintentional. If you want to wear a blue top with blue jeans, you can choose a bright, vibrant blue top with dark blue jeans. It's on purpose and in no way trying to pass as a one piece/jumpsuit or romper. Creat

Are Magneitic Lashes Safe? Worth it? Hard to Apply?

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All the buzz right now are magnetic eyelashes with YouTubers telling you that you NEED them and by the way here is my promo code. Then you never see another tutorial in which those same YouTubers choose magnetic lashes over traditional "falsies", or false eyelashes to the non YouTube community. It leads me to wonder, if YouTubers didn't have a promo code would they even waste their time making a video with a positive review? Or would they tell you the truth about magnetic lashes? I can't speak for the YouTube community as a whole but I can speak for myself. I am a small YouTuber who has built a channel on my honesty to my subscribers. I am also a certified makeup artist and a makeup lover who has been in the beauty industry for the past 12 years. Having provided you with my personal stats, I am here to tell you that anyone who tells you that magnetic lashes look good or are easier to put on than traditional false lashes is straight up fucking lying. I put on false

Good Jackets and Coats for Winter and Spring!

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We are all dreaming of warmer days, myself included. It's become so difficult to figure out what to wear in the mornings. Will it continue to snow tonight? Will it be sunny in a few hours? I literally don't know.  Even my work schedule has been completely thrown off because of Mother Nature and her unpredictability. So I thought I'd dedicate this post to jackets and coats that make the transition from cold to warmer weather, perfectly. These coats are an excellent addition to your wardrobe as they will effortlessly bring you from Winter to Spring and even Fall! We can't predict the weather but we can certainly build a wardrobe that prepares us for whatever Mother Nature has in store! Plus Size Short Black Peacoat Houndstooth Coat with Black Sweater Sleeves Red Jacket Charcoal Wool Jacket Black Military Style Jacket Black Swing Coat Red Swing Coat Cheetah Animal Print Cropped Faux Fur Coat As always, you're beautiful, remember that. Until next

IS THE DYSON BLOW DRYER WORTH IT | DYSON BLOW DRYER REVIEW

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After months of using the $400 Dyson Blow Dryer, I am here to put it to the ultimate test... A brand new Dyson VS a used babyliss . Is the dyson worth the $400 price tag? Check out the video for my full, honest review! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Those who love, TEACH! | Makeup Artist

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I’ve always wanted to teach cosmetology/ makeup. I love the industry so much that I always come home from work and talk my husbands ear off about formulas and applications. I’m sure he’s tired of hearing about stuff he has no idea about but I can’t help myself. To me, my career is like being in love, I just want to shout it from a roof top. So long story short an opportunity to teach my friend how to do makeup came up and I jumped on it. She reached out to me about going to a makeup school and I thought, I want to teach and you want to learn, let’s make this happen. She was on board making the commute from Long Island to Mahopac, once a week for about a 4-5 hour class. First class was about the fundamentals of makeup. In order to break the rules, first we must know and understand them. The class was mainly a lecture and then I asked her to do a basic makeup application on me. I walked her through the steps and added in a few little critiques but besides that, there was no demo. My goa