Category: Nail Treatment

Jan 10 2018

One Week Wear Test: Essie Treat Love & Color

Essie Laven-Dearly Treat Love & Color wear test on beautyjudy

Nothing to disclose. Last week I decided to start the New Year off with a work-week-long wear test with one of the Essie Treat Love & Color nail polishes. There are much more opaque colors than the one I chose, including cremes and shimmers, but I decided that after so many dark, sparkly and opaque …

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Apr 26 2017

Products I love right now!

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats beautyjudy

Disclaimer: I bought this. I recently did a video on YouTube (did you know I have a YT channel?! I’m starting to experiment with it more, hit subscribe!) talking about products that haven’t been hitting the mark for me, but there are products I haven’t reviewed yet (or might not get to) that I am in …

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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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Nov 03 2014

My Introduction to Polish TBH

Disclaimer: Gift bag sample. See bottom. When I think about 2014, and my makeup and nail habits this year, it’s definitely been the year of discovering new indie brands. One of the brands I tried for the first time this year is Polish TBH! Polish TBH is one of the brands that came to the Sparkle …

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Oct 28 2014

KBShimmer Cuticle Oil Pens – New Winter Scents!

kbshimmer cuticle oil pens chai tea peppermint raspberry vanilla unscented review on beautyjudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. (Photo courtesy of KBShimmer) One of my favorite cuticle oils is KBShimmer‘s Pink Sugar Cuticle Oil pen. I love how handy it is to toss in a small handbag, and how it smells. I use this cuticle oil pen to keep my nails moisturized. I tend to bite the skin …

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Oct 21 2014

KBShimmer Clearly on Top, Pink Sugar Moisturizing Nail Polish Remover, Scrub Review

KBShimmer pink Sugar Sugar Scrub review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. I have been a long-time fan of KBShimmer nail polish, but I actually hadn’t tried any of their other hand/body products, or any of the brand’s treatments, until the last couple months! I received samples of four items to try, including the brand’s cuticle oil, which I reviewed here if you’re …

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Sep 18 2014

The Long and Short of It!

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 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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Aug 13 2014

Gena Mani Spa Soak, Scrub and Cuticle Gel

Gena Mani Spa Soak Scrub cuticle gel review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. At Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, I took a tour of the American International Industries booth. It’s a behemoth, because the company has so many brands – China Glaze among them! One of the product lines, aside from the usual suspects (China Glaze, IBD) that stood out to me was …

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Aug 11 2014

Jaded Nail Co. Vegas Heat and Nail Polish Remover

Jaded Nail Co. I'm a Bit Anal bottle shot on BeautyJudy from Sparkle & Wine event Cosmoprof 2014

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. I’ve got a LOT of indie nail polish/cuticle oil/etc etc goodies to share with you over the next several weeks (or months) that I discovered at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas last month! I attended a big indie and blogger independent “Sparkle & Wine” event held in Las Vegas during …

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