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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August 2019 Empties

August Beauty Empties hair care skincare makeup

I’m always excited to see what I’ve used up in a month. It feels good that I’m getting my money’s worth, but has also helped me become aware of trends in my product use so I can spend and use more wisely. So let me share what I used up last month! Neutrogena Facial Wipes …

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KBShimmer inspired by magic and witchcraft for September’s Polish Pickup!

KBShimmer Something Wicca This Way comes

PR Sample, see disclaimer below. For September, KBShimmer is getting witchy and magical in Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup! The coming month is themed “Magic and Alchemy”! The brand will have a gorgeous magnetic nail polish and a sugar scrub – check them both out! Something Wicca This Way Comes Something Wicca This Way Comes …

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Heartbreaker: Truly Organic’s Jelly Lip Plumping Mask

Purchased. Recently, I was exactly what Ulta wants in the checkout line. The shopper that scans the racks of product standing in the checkout line and grabs one – falling prey to the store’s last effort to get you to make an impulse purchase. I couldn’t resist this lip mask from Truly Organics – the …

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Lip Powder Trend: Hit or Miss? Wet n’ Wild Snowmelt Review

Purchased. Have you noticed the attempted comeback of lip powders? I tried, and loved, the small Revlon Color Charge Lip Powder palettes that came out maybe a year or more ? I love the versatility of applying the powder over lipstick. L’Oreal also had a lip powder product within the last year and I tried …

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Lifestyle: What I’m Loving Right Now

Let’s face it – beauty is only one of my passions, as I’m sure is the case for you! I thought I’d share some of my current favorites unrelated to beauty. I’d love to hear yours in the comments! Books, books and more books! On July 1, I completed my personal reading challenge: 12 books …

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CoverGirl Outlast Active 24-hour Foundation review

Covergirl outlast active foundation

I purchased this. If it were not for foundation, I would be unable to wear colorful lippies or eye makeup. I have no problem walking around with a naked face, but foundation is ultimately what evens my skin and allows me to express myself in colorful makeup looks! It’s likely that I’ll never stop checking …

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My “Scent Shelf”

Purchased. I love scents, whether it’s lighting a candle or turning on a diffuser in my home, or using an aromatic shower bomb in the bathroom or spraying a perfume on my body. My perfume and body scent collection – my “scent shelf”! – consists of 10 bottles that vary from soft, feminine and floral …

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Favorites! Recent products that have wooed me

thrive causemetics mascara

Some PR samples, see bottom for full disclosure. This week is a week of favs and features on BeautyJudy, starting with beauty favs! Check out my fav four products and product lines! Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara I started using this mascara earlier this year, and I haven’t stopped. I’ve recommended it to friends …

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June and July Empties!

Neutrogena Face Cleansing Wipes I definitely cut back my use of these cleansing wipes – I was using so many packs when water and cleanser is so much more cost-effective! But I still love them, and they are so convenient. I really love using them when I’m applying makeup for cleaning up under my eye …

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Have You Heard of Doubledown Cosmetics?

Disclaimer: Gifted A couple months ago, (May 11, to be exact!) I got to spend the day before my birthday with a nice mix of new and old friends because my girl Maria – the total badass boss behind the former Cult Nails and a former beauty blogger – had friends Kristen and Marvin Speller …

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