Apr 13 2015

IMATS NYC 2015 Roundup!

Zuca IMATS NYC 2015

 Disclaimer: Press sample shown in nail photo; see bottom for disclosure. This weekend was the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in NYC and I ended up covering both days of the show this year! Today I have a big roundup post for you of things I saw and experienced on the floor, including new brands …

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Mar 19 2015

BeautyJudy Baby update!

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(Mike and I at my brother-in-law’s wedding a few weeks ago, playing with some of the photo booth props) It’s been a while since I’ve talked about our baby girl and how my pregnancy is progressing, so I thought I’d do a little update post! I’m currently 25 weeks, 5 days – we’ll complete 26 …

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Mar 18 2015

Pixi Amethyst Amore Nail Colour

Pixi by Petra nail polish Amethyst Amore swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Sample. See bottom. Pixi by Petra Nail Colour in Amethyst Amore has got to be one of my favorites of the nail polishes I’ve tried so far in 2015. Amethyst Amore is a deep blue-violet hue, and she is eye-catching for both you and the people around you. Check her out! As I mentioned, …

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Mar 17 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Zoya Tiana and ILNP Open Fields nail art on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. Just a quick hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought I’d share my green mani from last week! I used Zoya Tiana for my base. I wore Tiana plain for a couple days before whipping out some of my vinyl nail decals (I can’t remember but I THINK they …

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Mar 16 2015

Milani Matte Rose Powder Blush

Milani matte rose blush coral cove swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. Milani Cosmetics introduced new matte products this year, bringing back one of my favorite products they’ve launched with it – the Rose Powder Blush! The Matte Rose Powder Blush is petal soft, matte-finish powder with a really pretty rose design carved into the pan. Take a closer look at the rose design in …

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Mar 13 2015

Jordana Modern Mattes Lipstick Review

Jordana Modern Mattes Matte Adorable Lipstick review and swatches on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Sample. See bottom. Matte lips are IN right now, and Jordana Cosmetics has provided us with an economical way to get on board with the trend in a bunch of different hues! The brand has introduced Modern Matte Lipstick, with high pigment and long wear. Modern Matte is available in 18 shades, is talc and paraben …

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Mar 09 2015

Around the International Beauty Show (IBS NYC) Floor!

IBS NYC 2015 Amika

Yesterday I popped up to NYC to cover the International Beauty Show (IBS). IBS is always a very boisterous show, with lots of cool hair demos, loud music everywhere, and a lot of energy! It draws out hair stylists, makeup artists, nail techs and more. Usually I spend hours at the show, and in the …

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Mar 06 2015

Pixi Fresh-Face Look of the Day

Pixi by Petra mascara eyeliner fairy dust look of the day on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. I don’t shy away from color in my makeup looks – not even at my corporate day job! But there are sometimes when I love a natural, fresh-faced look, and I had to share a look I did with five Pixi by Petra products last week! For this look, I …

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Mar 04 2015

Zoya Naturel Satins 2015 and a new camera to shoot them with!

Zoya Naturel Satins Ana swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Sample. See bottom. Sooooooo I have to start off this review post by sharing that for all my swatches here, I took my new Canon t5i out for a test drive. I don’t know how to fully use it, or Photoshop, so I cropped the photos, saved them, then watermarked them in my old photo editing …

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Mar 02 2015

Serenity + Scott Lipstick Reviews

Serenity + Scott Lipstick in My Favorite swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Sample. See Bottom   Every now and then, a brand comes a long and I just immediately feel a connection to it. That’s what happened in 2013, when I first met the makeup artists behind that year’s newcomer brand, Serenity + Scott. The line is the creation of E. Scott Thompson and Serenity Eyre; …

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