Sep 23 2014

#31DC2014 Days 13-18!

#31ddc2014 animal print nail art Pixi Beauty Almond Glow Moyou London plate Back to the 80s 02 stamped with Konad special polish black pearl orly instant water-based artist solid gold on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Some press samples. See bottom. I feel like I finally stepped up my game during these six days of the 31 Daily Challenge 2014! I tried some more freehand, and gave a little more thought around what I did. I wasn’t sick anymore, and it showed! There was only one day I “phoned it in,” …

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Sep 22 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust Trio GIVEAWAY

Zoya nail polish Ultra PixieDust giveaway on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See below. Last Monday I reviewed the Zoya Ultra PixieDust nail polishes – I received the trio while covering NYFW. I also received press samples, and with the blessing of Zoya PR, I’m giving away this set to one of YOU! Here are the rules for the giveaway!!: Must be 18 or older to …

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Sep 18 2014

The Long and Short of It!

short v long

For years, all I ever wanted was to grow my nails as long – or longer! – as my nails looked when I had acrylics on them back in college and my early 20s. With the help of what might possibly be my best nail treatment find of 2014, Probelle Touch n’ Grow and Touch n’ Grow Plus, …

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Sep 17 2014

Nails Inc Covent Garden Ballet

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Ballet Swatches and Review on BeautyJudy Ulta Summer 2014

Disclaimer: Purchased by me. I came across a pretty packed display of Nails Inc. on an end cap when I went to get my hair done at the Utla salon a few months ago, and I picked up a couple friends to take home. Today I’m focused on one of those pretties – Covent Garden …

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Sep 16 2014

#31DC2014 – Days 7-12!

#31DC2014 Nail Art Milani Cosmetics Spotlight white Nubar Two-Way Nail Art Pen black on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Some press samples. See bottom. I can’t believe I have completed 12 days of the 31 Day Challenge for 2014 – techically, at the writing of this post, I’ve completed more than that! But this post focuses on the nail art for days 7-12! Day 7 Day 7 prompt: Black and white nails! I …

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Sep 15 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust for Fall 2014

Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust review and swatches 2014 on BeautyJudy Arianna

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. While covering Zoya backstage at New York Fashion Week, Rebecca Isa offered me samples of the latest Pixies – the new Ultra PixieDust for fall! At the time, I was sworn to secrecy about the collection, but word is officially out, and orders start shipping today! So what’s the difference between …

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Sep 12 2014

Milani Color Statement Quick Dry Top Coat

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Quick Dry Top Coat review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. With the launch of its new Color Statement Nail Lacquer line, Milani Cosmetics also introduced a new Quick Dry Top Coat! I’m a HUGE fan of the quick dry top coat, and I’ve tried a ton. Here’s what I look for in a quick dry top coat: Actually dries fast! …

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Sep 11 2014

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer

NYX Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer review and look on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Some press sample. See bottom. Because of my rosacea, I prefer a foundation for my face makeup. But, I keep an open mind and I’m always pleasantly surprised when I discover a tinted moisturizer, light coverage foundation or powder that is able to cover what I feel are my imperfections – basically, my redness. …

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Sep 10 2014

#31DC2014 – Days 1-6!

Chalkboard nails #31dc2014 nail art challenge on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Some press samples. See bottom. Thanks Chalkboard Nails for the challenge and the image above! Sometimes you need a little life breathed into what you’re doing to get out of a rut, or to simply change things up and connect with the creativity inside you! I saw that Chalkboard Nails posted her intentions to do …

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Sep 09 2014

NYFW SS15: Lancome, Deborah Lippmann at Jason Wu

Jason Wu SS15 NYFW Deborah Lippmann for Lancome nails and makeup backstage beauty on BeautyJudy

An artist with Deborah LIppmann’s team paints a model’s nails while she gets her makeup done Deborah Lippmann was the artist behind the nails for Jason Wu‘s Spring/Summer 2015 (SS15) show, using Lancome nail polish. Deborah said that a natural, “my nails but better” look was desired for a fresh, sheerer nail to complement the minimalism …

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