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Name: Judy Rusk
Date registered: June 21, 2010


BeautyJudy is my spot to combine two things I love - makeup and writing! Here you can find reviews and swatches on nail polish, tips on makeup application and other how-to's, beauty product reviews and just an all around reveling in a love of color and beauty products!

Latest posts

  1. Zoya Enchanted Winter/Holiday Collection — October 26, 2016
  2. KBShimmer Winter/Holiday 2016 Swatches and Review! — October 24, 2016
  3. Fun with Stamping Decals — October 14, 2016
  4. “Gotham Girls”-themed Lip Paint + Lip Effects — October 12, 2016
  5. Mascara Layering – Is this a thing?! — October 10, 2016

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Author's posts listings

Oct 26 2016

Zoya Enchanted Winter/Holiday Collection

Zoya Alice enchanted collection swatches review beautyjudy 2016

Disclaimer: PR Sample, see bottom. There was a time when I thought Zoya might be phasing out the PixieDust formula. But I’m really glad I was wrong. Zoya’s new Enchanted collection consists of four glittering PixieDust Mattes and two velvety color-flip metallics, and the result is pretty rich. Let’s start with these “color-flip” polishes – and really, …

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Oct 24 2016

KBShimmer Winter/Holiday 2016 Swatches and Review!

KBShimmer Bling in the New Year winter holiday 2016 swatches review beautyjudy

Disclaimer: Some PR samples. See bottom. Ok, brace yourself. This is going to be one long post full of KBShimmer Winter/Holiday goodness! I have 14 of the epic 18 nail polishes to share, as well as a handful of other goodies; there’s a lot of pics! I’ve broken this post down into three areas: Holiday/Winter …

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Oct 14 2016

Fun with Stamping Decals

fall manicure zoya courtney nail art stamping decal

Disclaimer: Some PR sample. See bottom. On September 30, I traveled up to North Jersey from South to have dinner with Christy and Jason from KBShimmer, Monica from Moni’s Manis and Michelle (and Anto!) from Ehmkay Nails. Michelle and Christy talked about Cosmoprof and as they discussed the different polish makers and bloggers in attendance, and …

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Oct 12 2016

“Gotham Girls”-themed Lip Paint + Lip Effects

Tattoo Junkee Walgreens Gotham Girls makeup collection BatGirl lip paint and lip effect swatches

Disclaimer: I bought this I went into Walgreens for something completely unrelated to makeup, and walked out with three new Gotham Girls Makeup Collection Lip Paint + Lip Effect goodies from Tattoo Junkee. But isn’t that always the way? I’ve tried Tattoo Junkee’s Lip Paints and glitter effects in the past, and also have blogged …

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Oct 10 2016

Mascara Layering – Is this a thing?!

#mascaralayering with Pixi Beauty

Disclaimer: PR sample see bottom When I reviewed a mascara last week, I mentioned that I am always on the hunt for the next one that’s great. So when I received a box from Pixi Beauty by Petra, and it included four lash tubes and instructions for #MascaraLayering, I was intrigued. I have friends who …

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Oct 07 2016

Bdellium Tools Auto Lip Crayon in Lil’ Red

bdellium tools Auto lip crayon Lil' red swatches review BeautyJudy 2016

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. I don’t think anyone could argue the power of a good red lipstick. Bdellium Tools Lil’ Red Auto Lip Crayon is confidence in a tube – the kind of red lipstick I would wear for a presentation or an event where I want to feel confident and sure to my …

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Oct 05 2016

Mustaev Maxi Volume Mascara

Mustaev maxi volume mascara swatches and review BeautyJudy The Makeup Show NYC 2016

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. Mascara is one of those beauty products that I can’t stop experimenting with; it’s convenient you should get a new one every  three months! I’m always looking for volume, length and curl. Even when I find it…I keep looking. I like drug store options, and I like department store options. …

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Oct 03 2016

Sephora Cream Lip Stain #13 – Marvelous Mauve

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 13 swatches and review on BeautyJudy 2016

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. I am still obsessed with the matte liquid lipstick trend. I love that the industry is evolving the product, so now we’re getting metallic finishes. It’s just so helpful to have a lipstick that doesn’t transfer or leave gloss on my daughter when I kiss her a million times before leaving her at …

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Sep 28 2016

Zoya Alicia “Naked Manicure” from Start to Finish!

Zoya Alicia Naked Manicure review on BeautyJudy nail polish fall 2016

Disclaimer: Samples, see bottom.   I’ve shared my favorite top coats with you in the past, but have never walked through a manicure, step-by-step. I never really thought about it. But I recently started following the Zoya Naked Manicure system for my polish manis, and I thought I’d walk you through not just the steps, …

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Sep 26 2016

New Favs from Kleenex

kleenex cotton pads review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. A couple months ago, I started reviewing two new Kleenex facial cleansing products and I’m at the point where I can officially say: These are permanent additions in my beauty routine – in many different ways! Cotton Soft Pads First up, Cotton Soft Pads ($4.99 for 85 pads) are a micro-fine …

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