Category: Editorial

GDPR compliance – Check out BeautyJudy’s Privacy/Cookie Policy

Hi everyone! I’m taking a day off from typical content – it’s been a busy week! But I do have an important update. Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. BeautyJudy has its privacy policies listed here, along with my disclosure on samples etc. Those in the EU will encounter a pop-up …

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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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Welcome to the new BeautyJudy – The intersection of career, motherhood and makeup addiction

Next month, BeautyJudy will turn 9-years-old. In the last nine years, I’ve changed in a lot of ways. I switched career paths, and my current role in corporate communications/media relations is more demanding than ever. I got married. I bought a house. I have a toddler, and a baby soon to arrive. But there’s one …

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Aspiring Makeup Artist Adventures: Body Painting and Theater Makeup

(Photo credit Bria Anne Beauty, the key artist for The Wicked and The Wonderful) I’ve been involved in the beauty industry for several years now as a beauty blogger and influencer. I’ve always been interested in makeup, since I was a kid applying my first pink Wet n’ Wild lipstick that my mom bought me …

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40 Before 40: Well, I’m 40. How’d I do?

After a few months of chronicling my efforts to check off 40 experiences from my “40 before 40” bucket list, the milestone day has arrived! I am officially 40! (me, circa…summer of I have no idea but definitely the 80s) So anyway, how did I do with my 40 before 40 adventure? In short order: …

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Happy 8-year Blogiversary to me!

This was the photo I used for my very first, blurry blog header in February 2009. Eye shadows are Urban Decay. Not a clue what else I was wearing! Today marks a BeautyJudy.com milestone: I’ve officially been blogging here for eight years! Eight years. In eight years, I’ve had a lot of personal and professional …

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40 before 40: How I’m dealing with a milestone birthday in 2017

40 before 40 BeautyJudy

Happy New Year! A new year means a new opportunity. A chance to make new memories and fill our days with new experiences and accomplishments. There will be heartache along the way – life is full of ups and downs – but 2017 is a clean slate and it’s ours to make of it what …

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Happy New Year!

Jamberry Countdown Jamberry Bubbler KBShimmer Haute Mess New Year's Nails BeautyJudy

Kicking back in my unfinished beauty office after prepping a post – 2 different eye looks – ah, the life of a blogger! Happy New Year, everyone! I have been working hard over the last week and a half to give myself a bit of a fresh start this week here on BeautyJudy. I’ve been thinking …

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Hellllllloooo! A catch-up post in pictures

I’ve taken quite a bit of a break from blogging, I just noticed my last post was in January! But my intent is not to go anywhere. I just struggle to find balance between a demanding job, giving 100% to #lilbitschmidt, my husband and my personal life. Blogging is what has suffered and in recent …

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Guess who’s here?!

BeautyJudy Baby

If you follow me on social media, you might have already heard the news, but I’m very excited to share that our daughter, Lorelei, arrived on June 24, 8:38 a.m. via c-section! She weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long! Here we are in our first family photo! As I lay on the …

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