Browsing All Posts published in »2011«

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

December 30, 2011

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It’s Friday and almost New Year’s Eve!~ Let the celebrations begin. 2011 was a challenging but fulfilling year for me. Starting Pretty Gossip was just one of many highlights and I’m so thankful for the support and fun I’ve had. 2011… thank you for teaching me that I should run towards my passions and never […]

Kind Hearted Blogger Pledge.

December 30, 2011

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I’m so happy I found this! I happily took the pledge and think every blogger should take the pledge too. I didn’t share a recent unpleasant experience with all of you because: 1) Didn’t want to discuss a topic that was… ugly. 2) I just wanted to move past it. I’ll share with you now […]

Popular Colored Lip Balms

December 29, 2011

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I recently tried 3 colored lip balms and fell in love with one of them. Here are the swatches… I’ll review from left to right. 1. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie (~$6.49) According to Revlon: Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156% Pampering gel formula provides super charged […]

Get the most out of your conditioner.

December 27, 2011

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Whether it’s a $3 or $60 bottle, these 2 little steps will definitely help you get the most out of your conditioner. After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo… Be sure to gently squeeze out the excess water before applying your conditioner. Removing the excess water will allow your conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft without […]

Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2011

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Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Hope everyone is having a great day full of love and happiness. 2011 has been quite a year and I’m so thankful for family and friends. When I started Pretty Gossip a few months ago, I didn’t expect the amount of support and new friends I […]

La Roche-Posay.

December 22, 2011

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I’ve heard some good things about La Roche-Posay so I decided to give it a try. I purchased Effaclar Serum ($39.95) and Redermic+ ($51.50). Major sticker shock. Luckily, CVS had their buy one and get one 50% sale, plus I had a $10 coupon so I thought it was a good deal. Effaclar Serum: This “Pore-Refining Anti-Wrinkle Serum” promises to […]

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift??? Consider Beauty Army.

December 21, 2011

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Just in case you haven’t heard and you’re interested…. Beauty Army is launching in January 2012!~ Beauty Army is a new monthly subscription base program that allows you to choose up to 6 samples of the latest beauty products!~ If you’re looking for a gift for a special woman in your life, this might be what […]

Pretty Gossip guest blogs for… My Beauty Bunny!~

December 20, 2011

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I’m s000o thrilled to announce that Pretty Gossip was selected to write a post for My Beauty Bunny! Please be sure to check out the post and show some love by liking, sharing, commenting, and tweeting!~ ****UPDATE**** My Beauty Bunny post was been featured on Glam.com now!!! One word… Wow.     A huge thanks to My Beauty […]

Wen Cleansing Conditioner by Chaz Dean

December 20, 2011

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photo credit: wenhaircare.com I’m always looking for new and unique products, so I decided to give Wen Cleansing Conditioner a try. I paid$29.95 for a 30 day supply of sweet almond mint cleanser and some other goodies: a texture stick, moisture hair mask and a styling cream. Description of Wen Cleansing Conditioner: No lather. They claim that it’s all in one: shampoo, […]

Fight wrinkles while you sleep.

December 15, 2011

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There’s a lot we can do to fight wrinkles while we’re awake, but did you know you can fight wrinkles while you sleep for free? Of course, you need to follow your normal night time skin regimen… but here’s the secret that’s equally as important. To get the most out of your beauty sleep… be sure to sleep […]

Cleanser vs. Waterproof Eyeliner (part 2)

December 14, 2011

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Happy Wednesday!~ Here is part 2 of the cleanser vs. eyeliner pencil (Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Eyeliner) challenge. If you want to check out part 1 of the cleanser challenge, click here. Also, be sure to scroll all the way down to see my comparison of all 6 cleansers and my overall conclusion. […]

Cleanser vs. Waterproof Eyeliner (part 1)

December 13, 2011

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I decided to test 3 new cleansers I purchased this past month. Take a look at which one was able to remove Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil without the help of a separate eye makeup remover. The 3 brands I tested are: 1. Bliss : clog dissolving cleansing milk 2. Ole Henriksen: apricot […]

Pepto Bismol: Mask or Blush Tint?

December 12, 2011

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Hi! I heard that Pepto Bismol is a great mask for dull skin and acne. The salicylic acid in Pepto Bismol is a key ingredient found in many beauty products to help with blemishes. So I took a deep breath and decided to try it out. My very first DIY mask. Pepto Bismol Mask How: […]

Paraben… What’s the fuss?

December 12, 2011

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Parabens are a preservative that is found in many health and beauty products. What are the concerns? Here’s a quick post on the basics of parabens. According to the FDA, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review researched and deemed parabens safe to use in cosmetics in December of 2005. Here’s what the FDA had to say: “FDA […]

Wonder about Animal Testing?

December 8, 2011

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Have you ever wondered if your favorite beauty brands test on animals? I’m aware that this can be a sensitive topic… so I’m not here to say that you should or should not support the brands based on this list. I just think it’s good to know so that we each can make an informed […]

How Boob Cream Changed My Life.

December 7, 2011

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I wrote Lip Saver in hopes of finding a solution to my chronically dry lips, or at least to start a discussion of what other people have experienced. Never did I think it would lead me to Boob Cream. I wondered… why hadn’t I thought of using boob cream before? I’ve tried just about everything […]

Lip Savers.

December 7, 2011

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For most of my life, I’ve struggled with irritated, peeling, chapped and severely dry lips (as well as the skin around my lips). In case you’re wondering: I never lick my lips, so that is not the cause. Channeling Lady Gaga when I say: “I was born this way.” My lips are so painfully dry […]

Detox Made Yummy.

December 5, 2011

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Happy Monday! With Thanksgiving (still) on my waistline and yet another weekend of gluttony, I decided to start my week with a mini 1 day detox cleanse. “Detox” sounds terribly boring and yucky, but Pressed Juicery made it yummy enough to convert this salad hating girl into a total juice-a-holic! What made it even easier… […]

The Eyeliner Line Up.

December 3, 2011

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The line up today: Pencil, liquid, cake, and gel eyeliners. Eyeliner smudges can make you look messy, tired, and crazy at times. It’s important to find the right eyeliner that works for you and the look you’re going for. Here’s my opinion on just a few eyeliners and the best way to apply them. Hope […]

Break Out of Breakouts.

December 2, 2011

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Is your face breaking out? This can be super stressful and embarrassing. Baby acne= somewhat cute. Adult acne= not cute. I know we all  know the basics of maintaining healthy skin… but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. Hopefully, one or some of the items below can be your key to breaking out of breakouts… […]

I heart eyeshadows.

November 30, 2011

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I admit it… I have a problem. I buy way more eyeshadows than I can ever wear in my lifetime. <sigh> My latest purchase is bareMinerals in Tenderheart. I love this color! It’s going to sound crazy, but just looking at it  makes me happy. Like I said… I love this color. I especially love […]

It’s A Beautiful Life…

November 29, 2011

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With Thanksgiving still on my mind (& waistline) and Christmas right around the corner… I’ve been counting my blessing even more. Of course there’s the big important stuff like family, friends, health etc… but the beauty of life can also be found in the small things.  Here’s a quick glimpse into the items (& stories) […]

BEAUTYful Monday Savings

November 28, 2011

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Some more BEAUTYful Savings. Great way to start a Monday. Bliss www.blissworld.com Discount: 20% off Bliss products Discount Code: THANKS20 Ends: Mon Dec 5 Elizabeth Arden www.elizabetharden.com Discount: 25% off entire purchase Discount Code: BF2 Ends: Mon Nov 28 Smashbox www.smashbox.com Discount: 20% off entire purchase Discount Code: SBXFF11 Ends: Mon Nov 28 Shu Uemura www.shuuemura.com Discount: […]

Leave it all on the dance floor~

November 27, 2011

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The occasional booty shaking and fist pumping on the dance floor is great. But that’s where the shaking and pumping should stay… on the dance floor. If you shake your nail polish and/or pump your mascara, you may want to reconsider. Nail polish: Shaking the bottle will create air bubbles within the polish making it […]

BEAUTYful Black Friday Savings

November 24, 2011

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Don’t miss out!!! Here are some beauty product savings starting on Black Friday! (Offers are for Friday, 11/25 only, unless otherwise indicated) theBalm: 40% off (9am-11:59pm PST) with code BLACKFRIDAY Bath & Body Works: 2011 VIP Bag (filled w/ 11 products) for $20 when you spend $40 with code VIP11 (online & in stores) Benefit: […]

I Love My Itty Bitty Closet

November 23, 2011

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I love my itty bitty closet… my earring closet that is. How do you organize your pretty earrings? Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin Tweet

1st Giveaway Winner Announcement!~

November 21, 2011

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Thanks to everyone who participated! With the completion of Prettygossip’s 1st Giveaway… I decided to add another Pretty Gossip 1st… a video! As promised, Kobe has chosen the winner. Watch the video and see how much thought and consideration (aka: sniffs) he gives in selecting the winner of The Body Shop Foot Cream. Congrats to […]

Sunday is FUNDAY!~

November 20, 2011

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How do you wind down from a hectic weekend and get ready for the week? One of my favorite ways to relax on Sunday is to put on a face mask and step into a nice relaxing bath. Just thinking about it relaxes me. Ahhh…. Here are some other ideas to help you decompress and […]

Nail biter…

November 18, 2011

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It was in  junior high when I decided that enough was enough. I made the conscious decision to stop biting my nails. Why you ask? Was it because I finally realized how gross, disgusting, unsanitary, and ugly it was? Nope. Those reasons weren’t enough… I wanted to wear the sheer pink nail polish by hello […]

A Pretty Gossip First!… A Giveaway~~

November 17, 2011

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***** Giveaway is closed. Winner announcement found here~***** I recently picked up the Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue cream from the Body Shop to help with my dry feet. I got an extra one and wanted to share with a lucky Pretty Gossip reader If your feet need some extra loving care like mine, enter to […]

Hello Sunshine. Goodbye Shine.

November 14, 2011

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This post is in response to a question I received to the PA+++ vs SPF post. Question: “Can you recommend a sunscreen that won’t leave my face looking greasy? most of the time sunscreen tends to make me look shiny…especially when i apply it with foundation.”  (thank you fellow blogger and friend herimajination for the […]

“We’re going streaking!”

November 12, 2011

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Friends don’t let friends go streaking… With a hectic schedule, it happens. We put our makeup on in the car, low light, or without looking in a mirror… and sometimes, we end up with foundation streaks . Here are some ways to ensure you don’t go streaking. Feel free to pick and choose! Use the […]

Become a Curling Champion ;)

November 10, 2011

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For those of us born with stubborn straight lashes… here’s the trick to finally get the perfectly curled lashes you’ve always wanted! Follow these easy steps to become a curling champion! Follow directions on how to Hairspray Your Lashes. Please don’t literally spray your lashes Here’s the key… Curl at the base and release, curl […]

“Pretty and shiny”

November 10, 2011

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Last night, I was at a red light rocking out to some Justin Timberlake when all of a sudden, my car lunges forward. I look in my rear view mirror just in time to make out the “f” word come out of the driver’s mouth. I’ve been rear ended. I get out of the car […]

Hairspray Your Lashes!~

November 9, 2011

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Don’t you ever wish you could hairspray your lashes to hold the curl? If you curl then apply mascara- the wetness of the mascara takes the curl away. If you curl after mascara- You’re left with sticky lashes and an eyelash curler that’s covered in mascara. Either way, it’s not a good situation. While we […]

Don’t Wash… Just Powder Your Hair!

November 8, 2011

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Washing your hair daily will dry out your hair, scalp, and cause static especially during the cold winter months. While I know it’s not advised to wash my hair everyday… how could I not?! After just one day, I’m left with clumpy, flat, and oily hair. Gross! So I set out on a mission to […]

Winter Must Haves

November 7, 2011

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As the weather gets colder, here are a few things that are my must haves. 1. Bounce Strange that this is #1 on my list, but I really don’t like having static in my hair. During the cold season, it’s inevitable to get static-y hair and shock yourself when you reach for door handles (Ugh). […]

Pretty Plants

November 3, 2011

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Take some time to smell the roses… or at least look at some pretty plants.  Here are some pretties I found around my place. Enjoy!~ Cactus Lemon Verbena Orchid Peony Celery Plumeria   Facebook – Stay informed! Twitter- Tweet me. I want to hear from you. Bloglovin- Easiest way to follow Pretty Gossip and all […]

PA+++ vs SPF?

November 1, 2011

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In response to the ABCs of SPF… I’ve been asked the difference between SPF and PA+, PA++ and PA+++ (typically indicated below the SPF rating, as seen in picture above). The PA rating system is used to indicate the UVA protection. The PA rating system ranges from +(least) to +++(most). There is no UVA protection […]

Mascara’s Love Affair

October 31, 2011

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I love how mascara can make your eye lashes look long and voluminous, and make your eyes pop… But I dreaded wearing mascara because of the love affair between my  mascara and under eye. It didn’t even matter if the mascara was water proof… somehow my mascara would end up on my under eye making […]

Creme de La Mer: Moisturizing Cream

October 27, 2011

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The question I get asked most about my skin care routine is: What moisturizer do you use? While I’ve tried many moisturizers, nothing quenches my sensitive skin’s thirst like Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream. I’ve tried to switch to a more affordable moisturizer, but always end up going back to Creme de la Mer. […]

Bliss : Rubberizing mask

October 23, 2011

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I was bored of the typical facial masks: peel off, wipe off, leave on, and wash off. I wanted a mask that was unique,  different, and fun.  As I strolled through the cosmetic counters… this mask caught my eye. I asked myself… “What is a rubberizing mask and how does it feel like?” After trying […]

ABC’s of UVA, UVB, and SPF!

October 9, 2011

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What’s the most important part of my daily skin care routine? SUNSCREEN! Why is it important? Sunscreen helps protect our skin against UVA and UVB rays. These rays can cause premature aging, skin cancer, and other ugly skin damage. Don’t quote me on this, but I once heard that the sun’s harmful rays are responsible […]