Judy Rusk

BeautyJudy is the intersection of career, motherhood and makeup addiction. Find beauty reviews, features, career-focused content and tales from motherhood. Let us know what you want to see! beautyjudyblog@gmail.com

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A quickie!

I’ve got polish posts to do, but many of them are on hold as I still need to get the photos from the external hard drive to my new computer, and I have to do some swatching of newer stuff…and I have to write my Ms. Manicure post and set up the giveaway, and I have …

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Teal Eyes with Meow Cosmetics

I’ve recently discovered the joys of mineral/loose eyeshadows through indie/small cosmetic companies online. Now, some of you may be far ahead of me in this journey, but I have had a love-hate relationship with loose shadow due to fall-out. Until I discovered how to put my makeup on and not worry about fall-out (again, some of …

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Color Club Untamed Luxury is coming!

Color Club’s fall is a two-part collection – here’s the deets from the press release: The Indulgence Collection includes Pretty in Platinum, Wild Orchid, Positively Posh, Soft as Cashmere, Nothing by Truffle, Jewel of a Girl and Ready to Royal. The Diamond Collection includes De-Luxe-lcious, Miss Hautee, Red Velvet, Untamed Luxury, Resort to Red, Snakeskin …

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Random China Glaze!

While flea marketing, I found a bunch of China Glaze polishes. I posted the HTF/discontinued ones here. In this post I’ve got the core line polishes I found! First up! Cherry Crystal: Cherry Crystal is a gorgeous berry red with shimmer. It’s one of those good-all-year-round kinda colors! Draped in Velvet: Draped in Velvet is…HOT. …

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Estee Lauder Surreal Violet

Hi everyone! Going to be a brief one today. I’ve had a lot going on personally this week, and I plan to share it with you when I have a moment to collect my thoughts and know how to write them down. I also have a couple posts coming up next week that I’m excited to share, including …

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Compare and Save: Zoya Kelly vs. SH Gray By Gray

Today’s comparators: Zoya Kelly vs. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray By Gray. Today’s post is by reader request! “It looks to me like Zoya Wonderful’s Kelly may be a lot like Sally Hansen Gray by Gray,” said reader Natalie L. Well, Natalie, if you were looking to save money, I may have some …

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Old School Urban Decay Polishes

It seems to me that Urban Decay, Hard Candy and Revlon Streetwear polishes are the holy trinity of funky, old school nail polish brands. I owned some Streetwears, but never any Hard Candy or Urban Decay polishes. Until now! I found these for $1.99 on eBay!! Cult: Cult is a nice green and gold shimmer, …

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Deborah Lippman All That Jazz Trio

I had no idea that Deborah Lippmann was a jazz singer until I read the back packaging of the All That Jazz trio! According to Deborah’s bio (found here) she went to cosmetology school to learn how to do nails as her day job, to support herself as she sang at jazz clubs at night. …

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Compare and Save: China Glaze Zombie Zest vs. SpaRitual Optical Illusion

Today’s comparators: China Glaze Zombie Zest vs. SpaRitual Optical Illusion. *Remember, click photos to enlarge! Bottle comparison! In the bottle, Optical Illusion has more blue shimmer. The same lineup, in the shade: In the bottle, Optical Illusion, again has more of a blue/aqua shimmer. The flecks of glitter also seem a bit larger. But on …

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Awakening: China Glaze Halloween 2010

I’ve shown you two fall collections this week – OPI and China Glaze – and I thought it would be neat to end the week with the first of this year’s Halloween collections – China Glaze’s Awakening Collection. But, um. Is anyone actually thinking about Halloween? I love it, but we’ve had heat wave after heat wave and …

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