Category Archives: Makeup

Lipstick, Lipliner, Blush, Brushes, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner, Bronzer, Foundation, Concealer, Lip Stain, Lip Gloss, Mascara

Beauty Blog Facelift

shutterstock image

Hey Beauties,

Just a heads up–thirteenth & Hudson is going under the knife! We are long overdue for a much needed facelift (for which we have to take a quick hiatus in posting 😦 We are super excited about our new look and we hope you’ll stick around for the final reveal. With a few nips & tucks, we’ll be back with a completely new look, fresh faces, and a surplus of beauty news tips & tricks!

We hope you’re as excited as we are. Thank you all for sticking with us this far, and we’ll see you around the holidays 🙂

– Kim, Kat & Sam

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Hair, Makeup, Nails, Skin

A Princess Party

By: Sam

Hey Guys! Hope you all survived the moody Mondays. This past weekend my niece, Leyla celebrated her 5th birthday with the help of a Disney princess theme. The weather was gorgeous, the kids were aplenty, and the food was delicious. Appropriately,  Leyla dressed up as Belle from Beauty and the Beast 🙂

I wanted to take this opportunity to wear my newNARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25) in their new shade, “Cruella” which is a beautiful scarlet red. I used my favorite NARS blush ($29), “Luster”, my favorite YSL “Shocking” Mascara in jade black ($30), and finally highlight my brow bones with Benefit’s Watts Up highlighter ($30). I must say I felt like a princess myself. After many humid sticky summer days, this past Saturday was the perfect weather to be dolled up. Below is a slideshow of some photos of my makeup look and of the party:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I also met a girl named Zomely. The first thing I noticed was her hair (of course), it was so long and healthy! Aside from having a blog worthy look, she was very sweet and open to sharing the scoop on her beauty:

PicFrame

Name: Zomely

Age: 19

Location: Westchester, NY

Favorite Beauty Product: “Lancome Liquid Eyeliner ($30) is my staple”.

On her waves: “I braid my hair when it’s wet, let it dry, and undo the braids”.

What’s your beauty secret? “This may sound weird but caffeine, it gives me enough energy to work out and feel good and helps control my appetite”.

Tell us! What makes you feel beautiful?

1 Comment

Filed under Hair, Makeup, Splurge, Uncategorized

Back to school Beauty: San Juan edition

by : Katrina

Hello everyone! As I said on Manicure Monday I recently relocated to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’m a Virgo- I just can’t keep still. I got tired of work, work, oh and more work (& New Jersey) so I decided to just get up, leave, and go back to school. Why Puerto Rico? Why not? 😉 Coming from the hot NYC summer I figured the transition to the humid, rainy 90 degree weather everyday of PR would be a piece of cake but I was completely wrong.

1. my face freaked out – I have normal skin and never had problems with breakouts until I got here! It’s probably because of all the sweating. i know, gross.

2. Is there such thing as hair sun burn? because I definitely acquired that here.

3. I feel like I’m getting darker and darker by the second. Sun block has become part of my daily regimen for my entire body! (I don’t want to come back looking like a leather bag) same goes for OFF bug spray 😦

4. Last but definitely not least: Make-up. I’m limited to cool lipstick, mascara, little blush, and eyeliner if I’m lucky. Foundation or anything else? It’s just too hot for all that!

With the help of:

Cetaphil Dermacontrol Mosturizer SPF 30– Aveeno Daily moisturizer was too heavy and thick for me in this heat. This moisturizer is for acne prone skin, absorbs quickly to restore your skin’s natural balance, and provide a non-greasy, matte finish.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunscreen – SPF 70- the sun is real out here! This is my favorite sunblock so far. It’s super light weight and smells like baby lotion.

Aveeno Calming Body Wash– showering 3x/day, sunblock, and bug spray can definitely dry out your skin so bars of soap are out of the question for me. This creamy lather moisturizes my skin and is enriched with natural ingredients known for their calming benefits.

Shea Moisture Deep Masque -weekly for my sun burnt hair (product review in previous post :P)

I think I’m back to school ready!

Here is a slide show of some of my daily looks! enjoy 🙂

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Anyone have suggestions on lightweight foundations with SPF? something that can withstand this heat!

2 Comments

Filed under Drug Store Gem, Hair, Makeup, Natural, Scavenger Hunt, Skin, Splurge, Uncategorized

Freshen Up: Mildred

Hey Guys! Happy Hump Day!

I’d like to introduce you to one of my girl friends, Mildred:

samsblog11

On a recent brunch outing, I noticed how impeccably fresh faced she  looked even after a few (or more lol) mimosas. I thought her naturally sun kissed complexion would be perfect to brighten up your the hump day blues as well as share her skincare/makeup secrets.

Name: Mildred
Age: 25
Location: Queens, NY
Skin Type: Oily
Skin Routine: In the morning, I use Clean and Clear’s Morning Burst Face Wash ($5.18) and at night I use Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Facial Cleanser ($5.99). I use Korres’ Pomegranate Toner ($20) and Balancing Skin Cream-Gel  ($32) only at night due to my oily skin.
What’s your beauty secret? I drink lots of water!
 
Tell us! What beauty product helps you look and feel refreshed?

Leave a comment

Filed under Drug Store Gem, Makeup, Skin, Splurge

Beauty & the Beach

By: Kim

BBQs, beaches, burgers and (in Katrina’s case) bonfires all come to mind when we look back on our 4th of July weekend festivities. Although we couldn’t be together on the 4th, Sam, Katrina and I always look forward to getting dolled up for holidays & special occasions. At the pool, on the beach, and in the sun, we wanted to take the time to share with you all our beauty picks for the 4th of July!

Kim: I’ll be honest–I’m having full fledged regrets about attending 4 BBQs in 4 days. From Queens to Brooklyn to Jersey and back to BK–my 4th of July weekend was nothing short of a journey. My makeup choices varied slightly from day to night, transitioning from a sparkly eye (Sephora collection Silk blush/bronzer duo (used as shadow) no longer available :() and nude lip (Buxom’s Full Bodied Lipstick in “Nudist,” $21 at Sephora) during the day at the pool to a muted eye (Loreal Telescopic mascara in blackest black $8.49 at Target) bronze cheek (NARS blush in “Super Orgasm”) and a bold lip 👄 (“Heaux” by Rihanna for Mac). Snapping pics only on the 4th, the rest of the weekend was a beautifully FULL-filling blur, lol.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Also check out pics of my friends/ family and their beauty choices 🙂

Katrina: How was everyone’s 4th of July? For the week, My brother (who’s usually away–he’s in the Airforce) was in town so my celebration lasted from Sunday- Friday (and tired isn’t even the word to describe me right now!) After many exhausting but fun adventures in the city and spending time with family all week, I ended my July 4th pretty low key-which is very unusual for me. My Thursday began with shopping and ended with great food, great company, fireworks, and a bon fire. After living in a city all my life, it felt like my friends and I had a serious case of suburbia; who sets up a bon fire on the sidewalk, makes smores, while sitting around the fire in 90 degree weather?! We did. And I enjoyed every second of it! (The smoke also kept the bugs away, so my legs were spared that night.) Also, from what I can remember, my partner Kimmie and I were beer pong champions- I could be wrong though lol. Hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did! Now its back to work ::crying::

My make up choice was pretty similar to my everyday look – just a little extra eyeliner and coats of mascara . I’m obsessed with nude lips !

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Eyebrow powder: Anastasia brown/brunette

Eyeliner: Sonia Kashuk – black onyx longwear eyeliner

Mascara: L’oreal Telescopic Blackest black

Blush: Estée Lauder X Michael Kors deluxe blush compact

Lipstick: Kate Moss for Rimmel London 113

Nail polish: essie – Butler Please

Sam: For the 4th, I spent the weekend at Long Beach. I was super excited because it was my first time being at the beach this summer! I like to plan outfits so I don’t over pack and end up not wearing things I packed–especially for the the fourth of July. I worked my makeup around this blue tank dress with stars from ASOS. During the day I was wearing Buxom’s Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Cherry Flip ($19). It’s the perfect poppy red. I’m starting to really love lip gloss(or anything from Buxom) because it gives off that girly, playful vibe. I’m not always looking to be so severe during the day. Then at night, I opted for a red lipstick. I bought Dolce & Gabbana‘s Monica Voluptuous Lipstick ($33 in Italian Monica) specifically for July 4th. When I looked at this color I thought it was the most beautiful red I have ever seen. The warm red color is perfect for my light olive skin tone. To complete both my day and night lip looks, I paired it with NARS Blush in Luster and my go-to mascara from Buxom. Here are some pics of my beauty look for July 4th and more 🙂

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Leave a comment

Filed under Makeup, Nails

Beauty on a Budget- Tiffany

By: Sam

Hello there, beauties! Today I’d like to introduce you to an old friend of mine, Tiffany Mendez. I met Tiffany while working my first job (in retail) when I was just 18 years old. From then on, I always noticed how much she loved makeup and how impeccable her skin looked despite how much she experimented with it. In social media she refers to herself as Tiffy Rouge, where she showcases her vivacious street style and bold makeup looks (that she does all her own.) Since we’ve started blogging, I always thought she’d be the perfect girl to feature on Thirteenth & Hudson. Luckily when I asked her, she was thrilled to share her insightful & affordable beauty secrets with us and with you all :-D.

Name: Tiffany Mendez

Age: 24

Location: New York City, NY

Skin Type: Combination

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

On her skincare: “Since I wear makeup on a regular basis, I need to keep my skin looking healthy at all times. We all get breakouts but I always try to keep my skin healthy by drinking lots of water. I also use homemade remedies to keep my skin glowing. Sometimes I wash my face with salt and water, which is good for breakouts and cleaning impurities. I also use apple cider vinegar with organic rose water (mixed together) as a face wash after all my makeup is removed. I use a cloth to wash, and then let it dry. The rose water kills the strong vinegar smell, so I recommend using it before bed”.

Fave Beauty Products: “My favorite foundation to use is from Neutrogena Skin Clearing Liquid Makeup (shade 60). It fights breakouts and does not clog pores. I say, run to the nearest drug store and grab it in your shade, you will thank me later (lol). I always get a medium tone or a slightly darker shade if I want a natural looking tan. My favorite mascara is Volum-Express The Falsies by Maybelline. It literally makes your eyelashes look full and longer. For lips and eye makeup, I love Wet N Wild products. I have recently discovered their amazing and affordable products. From lip stains to matte lipstick, you name it, they have it! I love their 967 (Dollhouse Pink) lipstick (pictured above). I advise every girl to give Wet N Wild a chance. Trust me–your bank account will thank you”.

On her hair: “My number one asset when it comes to my overall look is my hair. I prefer Organix Moroccan Oil products, it works magic on any hair type. I always try different things with my hair, from coloring to heat styling, I’ve done it all that’s why I use products that will maintain moisture and keep my hair looking healthy”.

What’s your beauty secret? “Sleep. When your body restores itself, it benefits your entire body. I try to sleep 8 hours when I can, it will prevent you from looking like the Cookie Monster or older than you actually are. Plus, always remove your makeup before bed. You will remain beautiful and younger! Hope my beauty secrets helps all the hot ladies in NYC! xx”.

For more of Tiffy Rouge, be sure to check out her YouTube channel: Tiffy Rouge and Vine: (@tiffyrouge)

4 Comments

Filed under Drug Store Gem, Hair, Home Remedies, Makeup, Natural, Skin

Our First Blog Award: One Lovely Blog

By: Kim, Kat & Sam

Hey Beauties! We’re so thrilled to be nominated for the “One Lovely Blog” award by Christine , the blogger behind Splashes and Everything.  Although she’s fairly new to the blogging world (like we are!) she’s certainly off to a great start, posting on her fave beauty products while giving her readers some daily inspiration. We love knowing that our NYC blog has impacted bloggers as far away as South Africa! Thanks for the love Christine, and be sure to check out her blog!

one-love-blog-awardAward or no award, we are happy to be able to connect with other bloggers, and love when people take an interest in Thirteenth & Hudson. We absolutely love sharing our beauty obsession with you! 😀

So, the rules for the award are as follows…

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Add the “One Lovely Blog” image to your post
  • Share 7 things about you (us in this case, lol)
  • Pass the award to 7 nominees
  • Inform the nominees chosen by posting on their blog

Here are 7 fun facts about us:

  1. We all met in freshman year of high school… and we’ve been best friends ever since.
  2. We use Naomi Campbell reaction GIFS in group chat. We probably have like 5 in heavy rotation.
  3. Our fave thing to splurge on is Mexican food. We go on dinner dates just to have an excuse to eat Mexican food. No shame here, lol.
  4. We still have slumber parties (usually on birthdays). During these slumber parties, we are usually raiding each other’s closets makeup bags, trading all that we can.
  5. Katrina’s favorite color is orange. Like seriously, she needs to own everything and anything in orange.
  6. Sam likes to read gossip blogs. It’s a guilty pleasure, (along with making hair inspiration collages on her phone.)
  7. Kim has recently emerged as a redhead! So, don’t be fooled by the black hair in the photos 😛

Next up, our chosen 7 (of the many) blogs that we are loving right now:

In no particular order…

  1. Being Zhenya is a very sweet blogger that offers a lot to her readers, whether it be fashion, beauty, DIY, or thrifting, she’s got it all covered. She’s also very informative in her posts and gives great beauty tips on twitter! She’s awesome!
  2. Amber’s Blog Amber was one of our first follows, so she definitely needs a shout out on her blog. We like that her posts are straight to the point, highlighting the visuals as her main focus. Love the various things she tries with her nails.
  3. The Reporter and The Girl – We like this blog and its blogger because it’s old school blogging: just writing about your life. We feel like we are stepping into this girl’s shoes and can definitely relate to her experiences. Aside from the writing, the feedback she gives and gets are (also)interesting reads.
  4. NailLuxxe– In case you guys haven’t noticed we love anything and everything nail-related (lol) so we were thrilled when we found this blog! She’s detailed, talented, and her visuals are on POINT. Most importantly, she has fun with her craft. Keep it up, girl!
  5. BoxyFoxyBeauty – this blogger keeps it real when it comes to product reviews, giving us a peek into her beauty trials and tribulations (and monthly beauty subscriptions!) and really catering to her readers’ own beauty desires, while failing not to forget her own. We know we’re always in for a treat when BoxyFoxy blogs!
  6. BSugarCoated – Another case of Buy Try and Supply (the details, that is) where blogger Bunnie takes us on an artistic beauty journey that we simply cannot help but follow. Her tips and tricks are incredibly helpful, her manis look so profesh and  she certainly keep us beauty lovers looking forward to coming back!
  7. City Girl In Red Lipstick: We love that this blogger focuses on red lipstick– but knows some days we need to tame our crimson craving and leave the red lipstick at home. There are so many different shades of red available that it can be a pain finding the perfect one. The reviews definitely help, and so do her make-up tutorials!

8 Comments

Filed under Makeup, Nails