Feb 21 2018

BeautyJudy Oils: Seasonal Support for the Sniffles

young living essential oils seasonal support roller ball lemon vitality peppermint vitality lavender vitality oils

Disclaimer: I’m a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, but I am NOT a healthcare provider or aromatherapist and recommend you consult one or a physician prior to using oils; see bottom for full disclosure I spent most, if not all, of the 2016-2017 fall and winter season sick. I certainly had a stuffy nose …

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Feb 19 2018

Celebrating Nine Years of Blogging: A Blog-Life/Work-Life Balancing Act!

My very first blog header picture in 2009 – a blurry, blurry mess (but I did love my eye shadow look, lol! With the recent relaunch of my site, I waxed a little poetic about blogging for so many years. So no worries – I won’t repeat myself! But nine years ago today, I posted …

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Feb 18 2018

Beauty Spotlight Team 2/18/18

Beauty Spotlight Team

Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Detoxify + Brighten Purifying Pink Clay Mask is an effective 4-in-1 mask that effectively boosts radiance, clears clogged pores, regulates sebum production and detoxifies the skin in a mere 10 minutes, and it does so without drying out the skin. Read the full review on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to …

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Feb 16 2018

Looks with the New Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette

maybelline Total Temptation shadow and highlight palette close up

Nothing to disclose I love that sweet spot of end of December/beginning of January, when drugstore brands launch a ton of new products that hit on current trends and give us something tide us over while we await spring launches. I’m just grateful I get a little holiday jingle that I can dedicate to trying …

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Feb 14 2018

Remember This? Cult Nails Evil Queen

Cult nails evil queen valentine's day nails beautyjudy

Nothing to disclose Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought it’d be appropriate to celebrate a favorite red nail polish of mine today as part of “Remember This?! A New Series of Old Nail Polish” – Cult Nails Evil Queen! Cult Nails was probably my first indie nail polish love. I remember learning that a fellow blogger …

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Feb 12 2018

Five Ways I Relax

Adulting is hard. We have responsibilities. And whether your responsibilities include family, bills, work, kids, volunteerism…or all of that, we have to make time for self-care. Let me repeat that: We have to make time for ourselves. Relaxing doesn’t necessarily have to translate into doing absolutely nothing, on the couch, all day. Although yep – …

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Feb 11 2018

Beauty Spotlight Team 2/11/18

Beauty Spotlight Team

Bees Knees Lacquer and LynB Designs have partnered together on a nail polish collaboration to celebrate the upcoming Black Panther film. It has just launched and Jen from The Jedi Wife has swatches on her blog now! Whether you travel a little or a lot, Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog believes that bringing ultra-luxe travel sizes …

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Feb 09 2018

Mehron Brazen Mascara

Mehron Brazen Mascara review and wear test beautyjudy

Nothing to disclose I picked up Mehron Makeup‘s new Brazen Mascara at The Makeup Pop-Up Shop in New York City this past December. I’ve been using it as part of my regular rotation recently (which also includes DiorShow and Urban Decay Troublemaker). About Brazen, Mehron says: “The special nylon-infused formula creates gorgeous volume by clinging …

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Feb 07 2018

My Fitness Goals for 2018: Get Back Into It, Girl!

As I write this, I just polished off some Girl Scout Lemonade cookies dipped in hot decaf tea. Am I proud? No. I’m less than 4 weeks from having my baby, I’m stressed out, and overall health and fitness haven’t been a priority for me in a while. But 2018, you haven’t seen the best …

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Feb 05 2018

What I’m loving right now!

Urban decay troublemaker mascara

 Nothing to disclose I’m always trying out new things, but there are some new goodies I try that I keep reaching for well after the “new” wears off! Check out my current favs, and let me know in the comments – what are yours?! Violet Voss Hashtag Eye Shadow Palette I am feeling the pink …

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