Browsing All Posts published in »2012«

SKIN79 BB Cream {VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm}

December 30, 2012

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Since I’m giving away a bottle of SKIN79′s VIP Gold BB Cream in my “Favorites Giveaway,” I decided to do a full review of why I’m crazy about this BB Cream! VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm: “BB Cream that presents luxurious skin. Ingredients with an abundance of nutrition keep skin resilient and moist and […]

My Favorites + Giveaway!

December 26, 2012

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This giveaway is closed. Winner will be announced shortly. Tis the season to give… ♥ Just because Christmas is past doesn’t mean that the giving has to stop! To extend the season of giving (and show my appreciation for my readers!), I’m giving away some of my favorite products in My Favorites Giveaway (#PGFavGiveaway)! This […]

11 Gift Ideas {starting at $15}

December 16, 2012

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Are you still searching for the perfect gift? Here are 11 gift ideas for the beauty, fashion, music, and/or food enthusiasts in your life! Scroll to view, hover for info, and click to buy! See anything you like? For more gift ideas, please check out my Pinterest page! Until next time, stay pretty… inside and […]

My Latest Skincare Changes…

December 13, 2012

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I’ve always been pretty good about taking care of my skin. Two things I religiously do day and night without fail is cleansing and moisturizing my face. This isn’t because I’m super disciplined. My super dry and sensitive skin demands it and behaves very badly when I don’t follow a strict skincare regimen. When I […]

{Tutorial} The Perfectly Messy Sock Bun

December 10, 2012

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Complete Sock Bun Series. Part 1. How to make a Sock Donut. Click Here for Tutorial. Part 2. Perfect Sock Bun. Click Here for Tutorial. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun. This post! Keep reading. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun Tutorial. First I’d like to thank all of you for making my Perfect Sock […]

{Cleansing Oils} Josie Maran vs. Shu Uemura

December 7, 2012

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With the weather getting colder, I thought it would be the perfect time to swap out my normal cleanser for a cleansing oil. When I think of cleansing oils, I automatically think of the cult favorite: Shu Uemura. I went to purchase a bottle and was reminded of why I’d never picked up a bottle […]

Great {Beauty} Gift Ideas at 20% Off!

December 3, 2012

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SkinStore.com is having a 20% off storewide! This means it’s the perfect time to stock up on favorites, shop for gifts, or pick up some items from your wish list that’s “too expensive!” Maybe I’ll pick up some gifts and apply the “one for you, one for me” rule. With 20% off, it’s definitely tempting! […]

{How To} Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

December 3, 2012

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Happy Monday. It was a gloomy weekend in Los Angeles, but I still managed to have fun and eat some good food (photos here). Makeup brushes are essential beauty tools we use on a daily basis, but we pay very little attention to them. Probably because we want to ignore how dirty they are and […]

Paraffin Nutrition Nail Packs {The Face Shop}

December 1, 2012

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A quick review on The Face Shop nail packs. I tried out the Paraffin Nutrition Nail Pack because my cuticles were peeling and cracked. I’d never tried a nail or hand mask, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The package was split up into 2 sides, each containing 5 packs. Basically, you need to […]

Shades of the Season Giveaway {Le Metier de Beaute x Pretty Gossip}

November 27, 2012

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Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone that participated with the giveaway! The 2 lucky winners are… Shasha Y. from CA and Julie P. from TX. Congrats ladies! Happy Wednesday!~ I recently discovered Le Metier de Beaute and have been obsessed with them. Ya’ll know I love to share products I love, so I’m […]

Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

November 27, 2012

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Happy Tuesday! Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with lots of love and food. I spent the week eating with family, friends and celebrating birthdays. As my Instagram profile states… “Beauty is anything that gives joy.” Here’s where I found joy this week… Hope you EnJOY! 1. New polish that I adore. Shhh… Exclusive inside scoop […]

2012 Thanksgiving Day Sales and Coupon Codes.

November 22, 2012

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am so very thankful, grateful, and truly blessed. I hope this post finds you surrounded by love, family and friends. ❤ Since I only posted beauty related coupon codes on my previous post, I wanted to make a list for all the pretty gossiping fashionistas! Here’s a list of sales, deals, and […]

Best 2012 Beauty Coupon Codes {Black Friday + Cyber Monday}

November 21, 2012

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?! Then, ready or not… it’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I usually get overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the sales, promotions and coupon codes… so I’ve compiled a list of just my favorites! Hope this list helps you with your Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty […]

Fake 8 Hours of Sleep! {Conceal and Brighten}

November 20, 2012

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As I get older, the area under my eyes are getting darker and duller. In this post, I’ll share 2 products that have helped me conceal and brighten my tired looking eyes. Enter Mally’s Cancellation Conditioning Concealer and Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch to the rescue! Below are swatches of Mally Cancellation Concealer […]

Cute Strawberry Sponge Rollers : Etude House {Heatless Curls}

November 18, 2012

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Here’s a really quick post on the Etude House Strawberry Sponge Rollers I picked up on my recent Korean beauty haul! Set of 4 Etude House Strawberry Rollers $6.99. Available HERE! My results: Each pack comes with 4 rollers. I knew 4 rollers wouldn’t be enough for my entire head, so I picked up two […]

Korea {Part II : Beauty-Full}

November 14, 2012

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On my recent trip to Korea, I purchased quite a bit of makeup. Big surprise right?! In the interest of time, I’ll just highlight a few products I’m most excited to try out~ Of course, I had to pick up some more bb creams. Stay tuned for my reviews! In case you’re interested… click here […]

Eye Makeup Remover Challenge {Simple vs. The Body Shop}

November 12, 2012

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Happy Monday Everyone!~ Earlier this year, I did an eye makeup remover challenge (see post here) where Simple’s Eye Makeup Remover beat out Almay’s Eye Makeup Remover. Unfortunately, after repeated use… I realized that the Simple’s Eye Makeup Remover was irritating my eyes. I was a bit surprised. Wasn’t Simple made for sensitive folks?! Guess […]

Josie Maran : Bear Naked {Nail Wipes}

November 11, 2012

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Saw these Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes while in line at Sephora and of course, I had to get it. I had my doubts about the little grapefruit scented pads because they seemed too thin and small to be able to remove 10 nails worth of polish… but surprisingly, they worked really well. With […]

Korea {Part I: Sights and Food}

November 7, 2012

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I’m back from Korea!~ I had an amazing time and can’t wait to go back. In this post (Part I), I’ll share the pretty sights and yummy food I ate. In Part II, I’ll include all the beauty related photos.  I had to buy an additional bag to carry all the makeup I bought, so […]

Abreva Conceal Patch {Review}

November 5, 2012

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Have you heard of the Abreva Conceal Patch?! What is it?: Abreva Conceal (buy here) is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out. It creates a protective barrier that allows air in with MicroAir technology while keeping contaminants out. My Overall Thoughts: The Abreva […]

A Beauty-Full Korea…

October 23, 2012

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Hi, Just a quick post to let ya’ll know I’m in Korea for the next couple of weeks! I won’t be able to blog much while I’m out here, but I’ll be sharing photos of all the beauty-full sites (and sights), tasty treats, and late night shopping on Instagram (@prettygossip). Here’s a photo I snapped earlier […]

{How To} Depot your Eyeshadows, Bronzers and Blushes

October 19, 2012

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Another post on depotting! Just want to make sure I’ve covered all the bases for you. Depotting is great way to cut the clutter and keep all your favorites and most used products organized all in one palette. Earlier this week I shared how to depot from a cardboard palette. Today I’ll share how to […]

{How To} Depot Cardboard Eyeshadow Palettes

October 17, 2012

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Yesterday, I posted my review and swatches on the Urban Decay: Book of Shadows III (on sale for $39). My only complaint: bulky packaging! Today, I’d like to share how I depotted the big and bulky shadow palette into a compact and slim Unii Palette! I won my Unii Palette on Instagram a few weeks […]

Urban Decay ♥ NYC {Book of Shadows III}

October 16, 2012

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I love sales and shadows… so when the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III went on sale for $39 (originally $54) with an additional 20% off (Friends and Family)… I had to get it.  This New York City inspired palette comes with 16 vintage formula colors + Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Original (nude—dries invisibly) + 24/7 […]

Le Metier de Beaute: CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10 ai Mask Set

October 10, 2012

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Happy Wednesdsay!~ Chemical peels usually scare the bejesus out of me. Here’s how it usually goes: {Chemical peels + my skin = stinging, burning, redness, irritation, regret and tears} When I was invited to my local Neiman Marcus by Le Metier de Beaute (“the craft of beauty”) to try out their new CHEM60 Pro-Peel and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012 {Shop Pink and Give Back}

October 8, 2012

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I hope that you’ll take the time this month to 1) Get your checkup as well as encourage all the women in your life to do the same… and 2) Shop for a good cause by shopping pink! I’ve selected 30 products that will be donating portions of their […]

{How To} Marbled Nails: Easy, Waterless, & Mess Free

October 6, 2012

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram… you know I love me some nail DIYs! I recently tried marbling and it did NOT turn out well. Aside from the less-than-desirable results, it was so~ time consuming. I don’t have the time or the patience! Thank goodness I saw this foolproof, waterless, and mess free […]

Vivant Skincare: Marine Cream & Green Tea Cleanser

October 5, 2012

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Have you heard of Vivant Skincare?! I’ve been enjoying Vivant Skincare’s Marine Skin Nourishment Cream and Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser for a few months and I’m impressed. I love how gentle these products are on my sensitive skin, the simple (but sturdy) packaging, and subtle scents! Marine Skin Nourishing Cream ($60.50 for 3.3oz): A rich […]

{How To} Sponge Halloween Candy Corn Nail DIY

October 2, 2012

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I’ve been crazy for nail art lately! If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this. It’s been so much fun experimenting with Halloween nail looks and sharing some of the best (aka easiest) looks with you (here and here). This nail DIY is no different. Not only is the candy corn nail look […]

2012 Emmy Favorites…

September 26, 2012

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Just wanted to share some of my Emmy favorites… Favorite Colors: Love the bright and citrus-y colors worn by Claire Danes (Lanvin), Leslie Mann (Naeem Khan), and Padma Lakshmi (Monique Lhuillier). The perfect way to bid adieu to summer! Favorite Textures: I want to touch (in a non-creepy way of course)! Look at the way […]

Koh Gen Do: Moisture Concealer Compact

September 24, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I went to Sephora and was shocked (and excited) to see a display of Koh Gen Do (Japanese makeup company est. 1986) products!  I’ve heard great things about Koh Gen Do and couldn’t wait to get my paws on their products. At the time, I was looking for an alternative to […]

{How To} Scary & Bloody Halloween Nail DIY

September 21, 2012

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Boo! Can you believe it’ll be Halloween in a few weeks?!? If you’re looking for a Halloween nail DIY, here’s a bloody nail look that’s very easy to create. Probably easier than my Splatter Paint Nails… which by the way, is also fun way to create a bloody splatter nail look! Whatever you dress up […]

Glam Beauty Board- 2012 Fall Beauty Products

September 19, 2012

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As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I received a {huge} box of beauty products for a fall makeover. From head to toe, Glam thought of everything and included a little bit of everything ranging from drugstore to department store brands. There’s a ton of stuff, so let’s get started! ~~~~~ {Skincare} ~~~~~ Pur: […]

Black x Red Nails {Sponge Gradient Nail Tutorial}

September 17, 2012

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Happy Monday!~ I hope everyone had a great weekend. Halloween is coming up, so I spent some time this weekend trying to create a scary, bloody nail look. While I didn’t achieve the bloody look I was going for… I was quite pleased with this beautiful black and glittery red look I created using the […]

Not Your Mother’s: Clean Freak {Dry Shampoo}

September 15, 2012

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There’s only a few products that I’ve come across that have really improved my (beauty) life. Dry shampoos are definitely one of those products… a definite beauty must have in my book! If the concept is a bit strange, just think… you powder your face when it gets oily, why not powder your scalp and […]

LUSH: Sex Bomb {Bath Bomb}

September 11, 2012

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After loving my experience with Lush’s Dragon’s Egg, I was super excited to try their most popular bath bomb: Sex Bomb. Isn’t it pretty?! Here’s why I love this bath bomb: It smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and beautifully scented. I’d describe the scent as a jasmine/floral-y musk. I don’t like […]

Fall 2012 Essentials {Makeup and Accessories}

September 8, 2012

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#NYFW#NYFW #NYFW #NYFW and more #NYFW. OMG, its everywhere! While I LOVE seeing amazingly tall and lean models strut on the runway in the latest in fashion, makeup and hair styles… I can’t help but ask myself, “Would I ever be able to wear that?” As much as I want to say “yes,” the honest […]

Is there a right way to use a bobby pin?!

September 7, 2012

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Like most of you, I use bobby pins with the wavy side up. In other words, the flat side in against my head. In a recent article, Allure Magazine challenged this common hair knowledge. They stated that bobby pins were meant to be used with the wavy side down?! W.H.A.T?! I was in disbelief, shock… […]

{DIY} The MOST Moisturizing Under Eye Concealer!

September 5, 2012

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Happy Wednesday! I’m happy to report that my search for the most moisturizing under eye concealer is finally over! So~ excited to share my little beauty DIY with you. In just a few easy steps, you can “make” the most moisturizing under eye concealer ever! Check out my 3 step tutorial and scroll down for […]

Too Faced: Tinted Beauty Balm {BB Cream}

August 31, 2012

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A few months ago, I got a sample of Too Faced BB Cream from Sephora though their VIB Program. I excitedly gave the BB Cream a try, but never reached for it again in the following weeks… which then became months. Now that I think about it, I think I never reached for it again […]

LUSH: Dragon’s Egg {Bath Bomb}

August 28, 2012

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First of all, thank you all for your support of my current giveaway. I’m over 2,000 Facebook likes and the MEGA Giveaway is unlocked and ready for someone to win! Thank you. I recently made a trip to LUSH and picked up a few fun products. The product I’ll review today is a fizzing bath […]

♥ a MEGA giveaway ♥

August 24, 2012

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{GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} A HUGE “thank you” from me to you, so it’s fitting I have a HUGE Giveaway! As of right now, I’m only 50 Facebook likes from 2,000.  Update: I’m over 2,000 fans! Definitely a reason to say “Thanks” and show my appreciate by hosting a MEGA HUGE Giveaway! Prize Information: I’ve […]

Giveaway {Sneak Peek}

August 23, 2012

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Happy Thursday!~ I’m really close to 2,000 likes on Facebook, so I’m hosting a giveaway! This is my way of saying “Thank you for liking me!” I’ve been planning for this giveaway for months so I’ve gathered a lot of items to giveaway. Some really cool items in the giveaway, so really excited for the […]

{Soap & Glory} Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme-Plump

August 16, 2012

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This post is long overdue… I’ve been enjoying this product for quite some time and keeping it all to myself! I’m talking about Soap and Glory: Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme-Plumper. This Sexy Mother Pucker is ridonculips (pun intended)!~ “Soap & Glory’s super-sizing, extra-strength collagen plumping lip gloss. Give low-volume lips some va va va […]

Lorac : WILD for TANtalizer Collection Review

August 14, 2012

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I’m really pale, so I need all the help I can get when it comes to looking like I have a tan and a healthy glow. Thank goodness for Lorac’s WILD for TANtalizer Collection ($135 value for $39). If you love to shimmer and glow, this is the collection for you. This boxed collection kit […]

My week in photos…

August 10, 2012

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“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” Unknown Here are just a few snapshots of my beauty-full week (via Instagram: @prettygossip). ♥  The weather has been perfect in Los Angeles… and it never gets old. Kobe cooling down and trying to swim with his dinosaur friend. Beautiful loose curls from having my hair up in a sock bun […]

{Quick Fix} Grown Out Gel Nails

August 8, 2012

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I posted this photo on Instagram and people seemed to really like the idea, so I thought I’d just do a really quick post on it. If you’re on Pinterest, I’d pin this for later. Just sayin… I’ve had my 2nd set of gel nails for about 2 weeks now and needless to say, they’ve […]

{How to} Shower for Clean and Clear Skin

August 6, 2012

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Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. You may think it’s quite silly for me to write a post on how to shower (who doesn’t know how to shower right?)… but have you ever wondered if the way you shower is helping or hurting your skin? There’s no set “shower rulebook,” but here’s the […]

{Tutorial} The Perfect Sock Bun

August 1, 2012

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Part 2. The Perfect Sock Bun. Welcome to the second part to my sock bun series! Yesterday’s post showed you How to Make a Sock Bun at home. Today’s post will show you how to use your homemade Sock Bun donut for “The Perfect Sock Bun.” Btw… If you can’t get it to work, you […]

Youngblood Fall 2012 Collection

August 1, 2012

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I’m excited to share with you some of Youngblood’s fall collection, which is available starting today! This is a brand I adore and have done many reviews on (here, here, and here). Why do I love them so much?! For starters, they’re paraben, talc, oil, fragrance, and cruelty free! Yay… Kobe and I are thrilled about […]