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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… […]