May 22 2017

The Makeup Show NYC: Education snapshot post

The Makeup Show NYC 2017 Breakups to Makeup BeautyJudy

May has been bonkers, guys! I covered The Makeup Show NYC the first weekend of May, and as always, it was packed with educational opportunities, brands to discover and LOTS of awesome shopping. But of course it’s almost Memorial Day and I’m finally getting around to my usual show recaps today! So where to start…hmmm….I …

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May 19 2017

Finders Keepers & Chiffon: A Layered Look for Spring

Jamberry Nail Polish Finders Keepers Chiffon swatches and review on BeautyJudy 2017 spring/summer

Disclaimer: I am a Jamberry Consultant, see bottom for more. There’s no doubt that right now, layering and playing with the color of lips and nails is a trend. You can purchase duochrome lip top coats. And you can purchase nail polish that shifts and changes, or top coats that will allow you to get …

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May 17 2017

Note Cosmetics: New brand coming to Ulta’s online shop

Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher in oriental Pink swatches BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: One PR sample, see bottom. There was a new brand to cover at The Makeup Show NYC this year – Note Cosmetics. As with any newcomer – although while a newcomer to the US this brand is established in parts of Europe! – I wanted to know more. What differentiates them? What can we …

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May 15 2017

ittsē Summer Brights Look

ittsē cosmetics eye shadow summer shades eye tutorial beautyjudy swatches

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. AAAH I’m so excited! Spring has FINALLY sprung here in South Jersey, it’s in full bloom. And that means one thing: SUMMER IS RIGHT BEHIND IT! I’m a total summer girl, and I love all the bright accessories that usually come along with it. I whip out my highlighter-yellow purse. …

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May 12 2017

40 Before 40: Well, I’m 40. How’d I do?

After a few months of chronicling my efforts to check off 40 experiences from my “40 before 40” bucket list, the milestone day has arrived! I am officially 40! (me, circa…summer of I have no idea but definitely the 80s) So anyway, how did I do with my 40 before 40 adventure? In short order: …

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May 10 2017

Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palette

Lime Crime hi-lite Highlight palette review and swatches beautyjudy

Disclaimer: I bought this. I’ve been eyeing the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette, because the colors look like a smooth, blend-able shimmer that would be great for all occasions, whether work or date night. To be honest, I’m always shy about whether or not to purchase Lime Crime products. Although possibly even more shy about reviewing …

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May 08 2017

My experience at Polish Con NYC 2017!

Polish Con NYC 2017 nail polish haul

A little bit like heaven. That’s the best way I can describe the feeling of being at Polish Con NYC 2017 last weekend. Last Friday (April 27) I took off work and around midday, I picked up my Texas bestie, Krystal from PolishGalore, and we ventured up to North Jersey, where we were staying and …

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May 07 2017

More than Makeup: A different look at features at The Makeup Show NYC

Moises Ramirez the Makeup Show nyc colors of beauty art gallery

Let’s be real. Whether you’re a makeup artist or a blogger like me, The Makeup Show NYC offers a great opportunity to pick up products for your kit or your arsenal with discounts. As a blogger I have connected and started relationships at the show with multiple brands over the 7 years I’ve covered it. …

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May 05 2017

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation review and swatches on BeautyJudy

I bought this. So clearly, I took that product shot when Valentine’s Day fingertip towels were on my bathroom counter. But isn’t it still relevant – the idea of yes, no or maybe? Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation On-the-Go is finally a drugstore choice among cushion foundations, with a great selection of shades that …

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May 03 2017

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

Lip Top Coats seem to be a new thing. At first I thought these were just glitzy lip glosses and rolled my eyes at the industry for making something old a new thing, but these are a little different. At least from what I expected. Basically they’re sheer (or pigmented, depending on the brand/type of …

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