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{la prairie} Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection

February 17, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, It’s been too long! I’ve missed you all. The beginning of the year has been extremely busy but I’m back and promise to bring you more posts. To see my daily shenanigans, please follow me on Instagram or Facebook! Today, I’m pleased to bring you my review of la prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream […]

{Clearasil} Refreshing Superfruit Scrub

January 19, 2014

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Hey hey hey! Today I’ll be blogging about Clearasil’s Refreshing Superfruit Scrub! I received a free sample (get your free sample here!) and I’m so glad I got to try it. It’s always nice to have a drugstore option as opposed to shelling out a ton of money for a scrub. Don’t get me wrong… […]

{It’s A 10} Miracle Leave-In Lite

January 15, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Hope your week is going well! So glad that half the week is over and it’s almost time for the weekend! Today, I’ll be reviewing a brand that I’ve never used before and a product that I’ve been using everyday. Plus, the name is quite catchy… It’s a 10! Each and every “It’s […]

{GlamGlow} ThirstyMud Hydration Mask

January 12, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great New Year! I can’t believe it’s already halfway through January… Pretty soon, it’ll be MLK and Valentine’s Day! Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on the newest addition to the GLAMGLOW family: THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. I am in LOVE with this hydration mask! I’ve tried a […]

New Year + New Beauty Habits = A Better You!

January 3, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve missed you! It’s a new year so I wanted to do a post challenging you (yes, you!) to break 5 bad beauty habits and/or make 5 good beauty habits. You may only be […]

Urban Decay Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3 Palette Comparison

December 10, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Can you believe we’re almost halfway through December?! 2013 has flown by~ Wow. A few weeks ago, I shared on Instagram (photos here) that I was waiting for my Naked 3 palette to arrive. Well, I got it a couple of weeks ago and am so excited to share my review with you! […]

{L’Oreal} Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

December 3, 2013

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Hello Beautiful! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent quality time with the family and had a mini stay-cation at home. A great time to reflect on all the blessings in my life and give thanks. One of the things I’m super thankful for is each and every one of you! I […]

{Hourglass} Femme Nude Lip Stylo

November 24, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! When I saw Hourglass’ new Femme NUDE Lip Stylo collection, I thought “pretttyyyy!”~ I haven’t been able to pull off the nude lip look without looking completely washed out, so seeing SIX beautiful nude colors got me excited.  One of them has to work for me right?! “A seductive collection of nude lip crayons […]

{Maybelline} Baby Lips Dr. Rescue

November 12, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Hope you’re having a great week. I have a great and inexpensive lip product to share with you! I picked up 2 Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue a few weeks ago and have been using them non stop. I wasn’t a fan of the original Baby Lips so I had low expectations, but […]

{Maybelline} Color Elixir

November 3, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I hope you had a Happy Halloween!~ I can’t believe it’s already November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Pretty soon, it’ll be Christmas and then the new year! Wow. This year just flew by! So little time and so many products to try and blog/share with you! As you may know, I […]

{Living Proof} Choose 2, Win 2 Giveaway!

October 15, 2013

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This Giveaway is officially closed. Congratulations to winner : Melanie Berrios, Pretty Gossip fan on Facebook! Please email me to claim your prize! Hello Lovelies! It’s been too long! I’ve missed you so I come bearing gifts. Yes, its time for a giveaway! My hair has been SUPER frizzy so I’ve needed some major help. […]

{Dr. Jart} CC Essence Balm Review

October 3, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’m so excited about this review! The last thing I need is another BB or CC cream, but I had to try Dr. Jart’s new CC Balm Compact. I was very impressed with Dr. Jart’s BB Cream so I had high expectations for this CC Balm. So let’s take a look~ Available in […]

{Benefit} Erase Paste Concealer Review

August 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, As I get older, my under eyes seem to get darker and darker… or maybe it’s because I’m always tired! Either way, dark under eyes are not flattering. So (reluctantly) I started using under eye concealer everyday… unless I get 8 hours of sleep which almost never happens! I have dry skin so […]

{Amore Pacific} Color Control Cushion Compact

August 12, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’ve been on a BB Cream and CC Cream craze (again). I recently picked up Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact and am looking forward to sharing my thoughts and experience with you. Amore is a Korean brand, so I grew up using their products. When I was younger, I remember how excited […]

{Too Faced} Air Buffed BB Cream

August 8, 2013

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Hello Beauties! I hope you’re all having a great week. It’s almost the weekend and I can’t wait! See what I’m up to and see a more personal side to me on my Instagram account (@prettygossip). As you may know, I love trying BB Creams (examples here). Last year, I tried Too Faced’s Tinted BB […]

{Bite} Lush Fruit Lip Gloss

August 2, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you all  have had a great week. During a recent Sephora haul, I purchased a BITE Lush Fruit Lip Gloss. I’ve heard/read a lot about the brand so I was excited to finally try them out. “Lush Fruit Lip gloss is a highly pigmented lip gloss featuring healthy fruit ingredients that […]

{Buxom} Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner

July 9, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! When I got back home from my mini vacation (photos here), a package from Buxom was waiting at my doorstep. I love getting surprise packages, especially when they’re filled with beauty goodies! I ripped open the package and found a couple of bronzers, a luminizer, and Buxom’s new collection of “Hold The Line […]

{Josie Maran} Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee

June 19, 2013

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Hello and welcome to Pretty Gossip! If you’re a returning reader, thank you so much for your continuous support! If you’re new to the blog, I hope you enjoy and will visit soon! I recently celebrated a birthday (photos here) and allowed myself to go on a Sephora shopping spree. #happiness I picked up a […]

The Latest Korean Beauty Craze is…

June 17, 2013

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Hello!~ Many Koreans will stop at (almost) nothing if a product is rumored to be good for the skin. I’m one of those Koreans(!), so I was happy to join in on the BB cream craze, and even braved putting snail slime (details here) on my face in the name of beauty. So what’s the […]

{Soap & Glory} A Great Kisser- Lip Moisture Balm

June 14, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, This is just a quick post on a new lip balm I picked up at Sephora this past weekend. I love a lot of Soap and Glory’s products (review here and here) so I was really excited to try “A Great Kisser Moisture Lip Balm.” As usual, they have their super cute packaging […]

{Maybelline} One by One Volum’ Express Mascara

June 10, 2013

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Hello Lovelies!~ I hope you had a great week! It was my birthday weekend so I had a ton of fun and FOOD. Check out my birthday weekend photos here (Instagram: @prettygossip). I have wimpy, sparse, and straight lashes so a good mascara is a must for me. I need a lot of oomph from […]

{Instant Nailart} Sephora X : The Toppers (Chaotic)

May 27, 2013

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I picked up some goodies from Sephora this weekend and am so excited to share an exciting find! I picked up 2 polishes, but I want to focus your attention to the black and white polish (Chaotic) on the bottom left. It immediately caught my […]

{OCC} Lip Tar Stained Gloss

May 16, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, When Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics came out with their Lip Tar, I was SO excited. Upon trying them… I was disappointed because they left my (already dry) lips feeling and looking super duper dry. To make matters worse, the Lip Tars have such great staining and staying power, I couldn’t get them off! I […]

{SpaRitual} Favorites + Instagram Giveaway!

May 7, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’m so happy to write this post! 2 reasons for my excitement. I’ve discovered a new topcoat that really challenges my beloved Seche Vite (review here) for the title of All-Time Best! AND… it’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway so I’ve decided to give away a set of my SpaRitual […]

{Heel Patch} Callus Reducing Patch

May 2, 2013

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Hi Lovelies! I found this product at my local Bed Bath and Beyond (one of my favorite stores) and it caught my eye. A patch for your heels?! I finally got around to trying it out and wanted to share my thoughts with all of you. Could this be the perfect solution for sandal season?! […]

{Spongeables} Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer

April 24, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! The weather has been beautiful in Los Angeles and it’s really starting to feel like summer. This means it’s time to get out your favorite sandals… or go shopping for new ones! Here are some of my picks from my (current) favorite shoe designer, Sam Edelman. To be summer sandal ready, it’s important […]

{Urban Decay} Naked vs. Naked Basics Palette

April 17, 2013

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Urban Decay has done it again. They’ve given us another reason to get Naked! If you already have the Naked and/or Naked2 palette(s) and are wondering if you should get the Naked Basics palette… keep reading! If you’re trying to decide between the original Naked, Naked2, and/or the Naked Basics palette… I’m glad you’re here. […]

It Cosmetics : Vitality Lip Flush Butter

March 22, 2013

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with It Cosmetics. If you’ve never tried It Cosmetics, I highly recommend the brand. They offer a line of great products including amazing brushes, and the brand is completely paraben and cruelty free! I’ve been using the Vitality Lip Flush Butters for a few weeks now and can’t get enough! They’re […]

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

March 20, 2013

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Have you heard? Benefit just launched a “hydrating crease-control concealer!” Could it be true? Hydrating and crease control all rolled up into a super cute, sleek, and easy-to-carry stick? Hold on to your seats ladies… Fake Up lives up to all that it promises! An ultrahydrating crease-control concealer. Cover-up goes incognito. This moisturizing crease-control concealer […]

Today’s Special on QVC {It Cosmetics: 5-piece Color Collection}

March 18, 2013

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Hello Lovelies!~ I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I just wanted to give a quick post about a QVC special on a brand that I’ve been loving lately. I first got introduced to It Cosmetics about a year ago and they’ve continued to impress me. I love It Cosmetics because they pay attention to […]

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream

February 28, 2013

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Revlon has also jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon. I picked up the Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream a couple of months ago, but haven’t really used it until recently. Keep reading to see my full review of Revlon’s PhotoReady BB Cream, plus some comparisons to other popular BB Creams. Here’s today’s lineup: Garnier: $12.99 | […]

{Sneak Peek} Youngblood Spring 2013

February 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I’m a huge fan of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics so I’m happy to provide you a sneak peek of their fun and colorful Spring 2013 collection (available March 1, 2013). If you’re looking for a bubblegum pink lipstick, look no further. Super creamy, smooth, and pigmented. A beautiful teal gel eye liner that’s perfect […]

Maybelline :: Color Whisper Lipstick

February 1, 2013

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Have you heard? Maybelline launched a lipstick called Color Whisper for Spring 2013! I picked up 2 colors (Mocha Muse & Made It Mauve) and they instantly reminded me of Revlon’s Lip Butter (review here). Whisper (in my opinion) is a hybrid: mostly lightweight lipstick and part balm. The Color Whisper line comes in 20 […]

Lorac Pro Palette {vs. Urban Decay’s Naked Palette}

January 22, 2013

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I LOVE my Urban Decay Naked palette (review here), but often wished it had more matte shades. My wish has come true with Lorac’s Pro palette! It comes with 8 amazing mattes and 8 beautiful shimmer shades! A total of 16 super soft shadows with great color payoff. Love it! LORAC PRO PALETTE $42. (Available […]

Revlon: ColorStay Ultimate Suede

January 18, 2013

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Hello lovelies! I typically have 3-8 lip products in my purse at any given time (including my beloved Revlon Lip Butters), so I was excited to try out Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. The word “Suede” definitely piqued my curiosity. I automatically thought “matte,” but let’s see what Revlon had in mind! About $9.99. Available […]

The Worst {Drugstore} BB Cream is…

January 10, 2013

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Hello!~I hope that you’ve had a great week! I recently made a trip to Walgreens and was delighted to see a new drugstore brand BB Cream.  I snatched up the Rimmel London BB Cream for $7.49 in Light. Rimmel {BB Cream} 9 in 1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup (Buy here. $6.99): “BB Cream with SPF […]

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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]