Apr 07 2014

My Amazing Blow Dry Secret

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom While at IBS New York a couple weeks ago, Casey (from Beauty 101 blog) and I came upon a pretty cool vendor: My Amazing Blow Dry Secret. The product is a spray that has two liquid sections that you shake up, and spray on your hair prior to blow drying. The …

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Mar 30 2014

I’m at a loss


This past Friday, my husband and I walked into my new OBGYN office to meet the doctor that would hopefully, eventually, deliver our baby. I was 8 weeks pregnant, and excited as we talked medical history, and she told me what foods to avoid, how often I’d see her and the other doctor, and that …

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Mar 26 2014

LVX Spring 2014 Collection

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. KA-POW! That’s what I thought when I looked at all the LVX Spring Collection polishes lined up in a row. Let’s jump right into swatches! d’Orsay: d’Orsay is butter cream neutral. Shown here in two coats. I like this neutral, it reminds me a little bit of Illamasqua Load, one …

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Mar 25 2014

Milani Brow Shaping Gel and Clear Wax

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. As I’ve matured and become better at “making up my face,” I’ve incorporated my brows into my routine everyday. It’s not that I didn’t groom them before, but I have learned better how to fill them in and darken them a tad, because they are fair and sparse and I …

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Mar 24 2014

Zoya Awaken and Monet – Spring 2014

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 Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. Hi everyone! This has been an interesting month over here at BeautyJudy headquarters. I’m so stressed out, I think I’ve experienced my first panic attack recently. I mean, I panic when I fly, or get a needle, but this was different. This was like an elephant on my chest, making …

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Mar 20 2014

Barielle Velvets for Spring 2014

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. We’ve gotten LOTS of neutral collections lately from brands. I get fatigued on light, work appropriate hues. So initially, when the Barielle Shades Velvets Collection for spring arrived on my doorstep, I was disappointed. More neutrals. Then, as I swatched them, the collection really came together for me. Unlike other …

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Mar 19 2014

Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. With its new Magic Hour Spring makeup collection, Jane Iredale has also introduced a new gel eyeliner product called Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner! The Jelly Jars come in two colors – Brown and Black (seen in that order, above). Here’s a back-of-the-hand swatch! These swatches are only one swipe each …

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Mar 18 2014

International Beauty Show (IBS) New York City 2014

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Last Sunday, I attended the International Beauty Show New York City. I would have gotten this round-up post done sooner, but life has gotten a little nuts. I will share that craziness with you when I can. But for now, I saw lots of fun stuff and learned lots of new things at IBS this …

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Mar 17 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Disclaimer: Purchased by me. I have seriously slacked on the holiday nail art posts. I’ve done the nail art, just not the posts! So I decided I’d make my simple St. Patrick’s Day nail art more than just an Instagram photo! I’ve been seeing this leprechaun hat and belt idea popping up all over the …

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Mar 13 2014

Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter in Comfort

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Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that can make difference in whether your skin glows or not! Adding a touch of one of Jane Iredale‘s newest makeup launches for spring, In Touch Highlighter in Comfort, is one of those little things! I say little, because it really is a small, fat …

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