Category Archive: Trade Show or Event Coverage

May 22 2017

The Makeup Show NYC: Education snapshot post

The Makeup Show NYC 2017 Breakups to Makeup BeautyJudy

May has been bonkers, guys! I covered The Makeup Show NYC the first weekend of May, and as always, it was packed with educational opportunities, brands to discover and LOTS of awesome shopping. But of course it’s almost Memorial Day and I’m finally getting around to my usual show recaps today! So where to start…hmmm….I …

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May 17 2017

Note Cosmetics: New brand coming to Ulta’s online shop

Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher in oriental Pink swatches BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: One PR sample, see bottom. There was a new brand to cover at The Makeup Show NYC this year – Note Cosmetics. As with any newcomer – although while a newcomer to the US this brand is established in parts of Europe! – I wanted to know more. What differentiates them? What can we …

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May 08 2017

My experience at Polish Con NYC 2017!

Polish Con NYC 2017 nail polish haul

A little bit like heaven. That’s the best way I can describe the feeling of being at Polish Con NYC 2017 last weekend. Last Friday (April 27) I took off work and around midday, I picked up my Texas bestie, Krystal from PolishGalore, and we ventured up to North Jersey, where we were staying and …

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Apr 10 2017

Saturday at IMATS NYC

The Makeup Light IMATS NYC 2017 roundup beautyjudy

Pressed glitter from MBA Cosmetics on display at IMATS NYC 2017. I’ve been covering IMATS NYC for a few years now, and every time I go I’m always on the lookout for favorite brands that have a new product, or new brands that intrigue me. I hit up some education and I catch up with beauty …

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Jan 15 2017

Let’s talk about spring beauty coming to Target soon

target spring beauty defy & INSPIRE BeautyJudy

Nothing to disclose. On Thursday in New York City, it felt like a warm, spring day. It was a total treat after a cold winter snow storm just a few days before it. Anyway, Target couldn’t have timed their Spring Beauty Preview event any more perfect than on a day when the temperatures were above 60 degrees …

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Nov 07 2016

ColourPop X Hello Kitty

colourpop x hello kitty face kit swatches and review

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom for full disclosure. Hello Kitty – 40 is looking FABULOUS on you, darling. Sanrio – well known for the famous pop icon above – and ColourPop Cosmetics celebrated the girly, red-bowed cutie’s 40th birthday by launching the ColourPop x Hello Kitty collection on November 1st, complete with sweet picks for eyes, cheeks …

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Nov 02 2016

Beauty Finds for Holiday at Target

Pixi by Petra Target holiday beauty preview 2016

Disclaimer: Nothing to disclose A couple weeks ago I stopped in the Target holiday season preview, and made a beeline right for the beauty products. I found some gems coming that will make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life. The WOW factor Every year, my parents would get me a “big gift.” …

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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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Jul 08 2016

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in New York Groove

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar New York Groove swatches and review BeautyJudy 2016 the Makeup Show NYC

Disclaimer: PR Sample. See bottom. The makeup world is full of unicorns and limited edition products that sell out faster than you can refresh your browser. Sometimes we get lucky and the brands bring them back again, but sometimes the products sell out and there is nothing you can do but admire other lucky shoppers’ …

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May 23 2016

Preview: Fall 2016 Beauty at Target!

Target Fall 2016 preview You Are Amazing

Does everyone else think of their birthday as their own little national holiday?! Well, on my birthday May 12, I took off from my day job and headed into NYC to attend the Target Fall Beauty Preview, so I could learn what goodies the store will be offering to us soon – and products start …

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