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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April 2019 Empties

My April empties ranged from hair care, skincare to makeup and nail stuff – I am really stoked at how I’m doing going through product this year. I used up $152.59 worth of product in April, bringing my 2019 total to-date to $505.12! How did you do this month?! KBShimmer Picture Perfect Cuticle Cream in …

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May PPU & IPU: KBShimmer Inspired by Rainbow Brite, Pop Rocks

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom I clearly remember my obsession with Rainbow Brite. OBSESSED is how I can best describe my feeling about her beautiful, bright clothing and her furry little sidekick Sprite. I had all the plush toys, watched the cartoon. It was a simple time, back when Play-Doh was cool and I still …

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Donate Your Mascara Wands to Wands for Wildlife®

Mostly when friends tag me in a Facebook thread it’s something funny (usually involving cats) or something about a nail or makeup trend! Earlier this year, my bestie tagged me on a post about donating mascara wands to a charitable organization that uses them for wildlife. I was intrigued! Wands for Wildlife®, a program of the …

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Age-Defying Skincare with Airelle

Airelle skincare

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom I’ve always been given compliments such as, “You don’t look like you’re *insert age*!” I got carded entering an R-rated movie while in my 30s. People really know how to make a girl feel good! Although I still receive compliments that I look younger than my age, it’s not as …

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KBShimmer Launch Party 2019 Collection

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom When a brand decides to update its look, it’s always risky. Will consumers like it? Will it change brand perception? Last year, KBShimmer celebrated its 10-year anniversary by launching a brand new, sophisticated and holographic look that was a hit! The team launched a beautiful collection of space-themed magnetic nail polish …

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Qtica Smart Spa Sugar Scrubs and a giveaway!

Disclaimer: PR Sample; see bottom In my early 20s, I was a salt scrub devotee, until someone introduced me to my first mango-scented sugar scrub from The Body Shop. The only salt scrub I’ve used since is the homemade one I use when I’m congested and need some peppermint essential oil in my life! When …

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March Empties!

I had a killer month on empties, from perfume to haircare. I’d love to know what you used up this month, too! Not pictured: Basin and Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs; Basin Villains Bath Bomb I don’t know why I’m grouping these all together but they all felt so tied together. I used three shower …

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Doing Disney Solo: Five Tips from an Annual Passholder!

I work all week. I parent. I blog. This momma needs a little downtime. In this still-new Florida life that I lead, I have developed new and unexpected ways of relaxing during my me-time than when I lived in New Jersey! When I get time to myself here in the south, I love heading to …

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KBShimmer Wave After Wave – Polish Pickup April 2019

kbshimmer wave after wave april 2019 polish pickup

Disclaimer: PR Sample, see bottom of post KBShimmer is knocking it out of the park with its magnetic polishes. One of my favorites is the June 2018 Polish Pickup pretty, Insert Coin (see it here!) The brand’s latest  magnetic does NOT disappoint – Wave After Wave, exclusively for Polish Pickup, is complex and stunning! “Water …

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March Favs!

Do you recall last month, I blogged about my personal little study of makeup use (find it here)? Well, I’ve kept that going everyday, still! It’s made me very aware of the products with which I’ve become infatuated, as well as the staples I can’t live without. I’ve found myself reaching for the below products …

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