{Urban Decay} Naked vs. Naked Basics Palette

April 17, 2013

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Pretty Gossip Naked vs Naked Basics Package

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. […]

Posted in: eyes, makeup, product review

{Homemade} Sugar Foot Scrub

April 12, 2013

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Hello!~ Summer’s right around the corner so it’s time to get your feet ready for the beach, pool, and your favorite pair of sandals. Moisturizer is important, but it all starts with a good exfoliation. Here’s a really quick, but effective homemade foot scrub. Enjoy and good luck! Ingredients for 1 use: 1/2 cup of […]

Posted in: skin, tips & tricks, tutorial

Love is in the air…

April 10, 2013

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topper

Hello Lovelies! Spring is in full bloom and L-O-V-E is in the air. Seems like everyone is getting engaged or married! I went to a bridal shower this past weekend (see photo below) and I have 4 weddings lined up in the next few months! With so many bachlorette parties (Vegas photos here), bridal showers, […]

{How To} Giraffe Print Nail Tutorial

April 8, 2013

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Giraffe Nail Look

Hello Lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! I recently shared my giraffe print nail look on Instagram (@prettygossip) and received a great response. Some of you even asked for a tutorial, so here it is! This nail tutorial is super easy, customizable, and there’s no wrong way to do it. If you’re intimidated […]

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{DIY} Homemade Deodorizing Tablets

April 2, 2013

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Homemade Deoderizer Completed

While doing a little spring cleaning, I noticed my shoe closet smelled stale and was in need of a little help in the odor department. I went searching online for a homemade remedy and came across a deodorizing tablet recipe on One Good Thing. I’m very happy with the (adorable) results and excited to share […]

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Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

March 26, 2013

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Face Masks

Hi Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve had a fun couple of weeks and wanted to share a few photos from Instagram (@prettygossip). Enjoy! Here’s Kobe getting a facial… He doesn’t look too happy here, but check out his after photo here! Such a cutie. Love this Madewell shirt!.. minus the huge […]

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It Cosmetics : Vitality Lip Flush Butter

March 22, 2013

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It Cosmetics Lip Butters

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 […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

March 20, 2013

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Fake Up

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 […]

Posted in: eyes, makeup, product review

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

March 18, 2013

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Collection

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 […]

Pretty Gossip’s 200th Post!

March 15, 2013

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200th Giveaway

For Pretty Gossip’s 200th post, I’d like to direct the attention to all of you! Thank you so much for visiting Pretty Gossip and gossiping with me on all things pretty. Every one of your likes, shares, tweets, pins, and comments have been a huge encouragement to me. A little over a year ago, Pretty […]

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{How To} Get Beachy Waves with No Heat!

March 8, 2013

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No Heat Curls Front

Hello Lovelies! My first No Heat Waves Tutorial got SO much love from my readers (thank you!), I thought I’d share another easy way to get beautiful beachy waves without using any heat! What’s the difference between my first no heat tutorial and this one? With today’s technique, you can sleep while it works it’s […]

Posted in: diy, hair, tips & tricks, tutorial

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream

February 28, 2013

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Revlon Photoready BB Cream and Others

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 | […]

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{Sneak Peek} Youngblood Spring 2013

February 22, 2013

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Pretty Gossip Youngblood Spring 2013

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 […]

Easy Nail Art Ideas

February 12, 2013

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Pretty Gossip Valentine's Nails

Hello! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I like to experiment with nail polish and nail art techniques. In case you missed them, here’s some of my latest adventures in nail art! Testing out the dotting tool. Note to self… wait until the polish is completely dry before applying topcoat. Some of the […]

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{DIY} Exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub

February 8, 2013

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Sea Salt Scrub

Hello Lovelies! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?! Still looking for the perfect gift for your special someone?… Well, what better gift than a softer and smoother YOU?! Last month, I shared how to get soft lips with this homemade sugar lip scrub tutorial. In today’s tutorial, I’ll share how you can get soft and […]

Maybelline :: Color Whisper Lipstick

February 1, 2013

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Maybelline Whisper Swatch- both

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 […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

Instagram {@prettygossip}

January 29, 2013

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i wanna vacation

My favorite social media platform lately has been Instagram. I love being able to share snapshots of my life and also see what you’re up to. If you’re Instagram, follow me and leave your user id in the comments below… I’d love to “see” you! {Btw… any of you on Vine App? Not convinced it’s […]

{DIY} Homemade Jewelry Cleaner (No Scrubbing!)

January 24, 2013

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PrettyGossip Jewelry Cleaner Before and After1

Nothing worked. I couldn’t get my (very) tarnished silver jewelry clean and shiny. Short of paying a professional to steam clean my jewelry, I’d tried everything and been disappointed. Then I saw a homemade jewelry cleaner on Pinterest and thought why not. I’d given up hope on restoring my jewelry so what did I have […]

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

January 22, 2013

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Lorac Pro Palette

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 […]

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Revlon: ColorStay Ultimate Suede

January 18, 2013

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PrettyGossip Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Feature

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 […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

{DIY} Homemade Lip Scrub: Remedy for Dry/Chapped Lips

January 13, 2013

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PrettyGossip- Homemade Lip Scrub 1

Contrary to common belief, lip balm is not the best way to combat dry chapped lips. Exfoliation is the 1st (and critical) step in fighting chapped lips! Exfoliating your lips twice a week will help rid of dead skin cells leaving lips soft and smooth, which allows moisture (aka lip balms) to penetrate your lips! […]

Posted in: beauty experiment, diy, lips

The Worst {Drugstore} BB Cream is…

January 10, 2013

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PrettyGossip Rimmel Bottle

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 […]

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Hello 2013!

January 1, 2013

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2013

2012 was amazing… but let’s make 2013 even better! Thank you all SO much for all your kind comments, emails, and support. I hope some of the pretty gossip has been helpful in helping you look and feel more beautiful. Cheers to making more happy and beautiful memories in 2013! Cheers! Mindy Tweet

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SKIN79 BB Cream {VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm}

December 30, 2012

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Skin79 BB Cream VIP Gold Collection1

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 […]

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My Favorites + Giveaway!

December 26, 2012

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PrettyGossip- Favorites Giveaway

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 […]

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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 […]

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My Latest Skincare Changes…

December 13, 2012

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Olay CC Cream

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 […]

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{Tutorial} The Perfectly Messy Sock Bun

December 10, 2012

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Messy Sock Bun Pic

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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Josie vs Shu Uemura Oils

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 Sale

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! […]

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{How To} Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

December 3, 2012

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Homemade Brush Cleaner

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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PrettyGossip- Faceit Nail

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 […]

Posted in: body, mask, product review

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

November 27, 2012

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#ShadesOfTheSeasonGiveaway

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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Lights

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 […]

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2012 Thanksgiving Day Sales and Coupon Codes.

November 22, 2012

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Coupon Codes

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 […]

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

November 21, 2012

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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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Conceal and Brighten

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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Strawberry Rollers

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 […]

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Korea {Part II : Beauty-Full}

November 14, 2012

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Korea Haul

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 […]

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

November 12, 2012

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Eye Makeup Removers

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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Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes

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 […]

Posted in: nails, product review, tools

Korea {Part I: Sights and Food}

November 7, 2012

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PrettyGossip-Korea

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 […]

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Abreva Conceal Patch {Review}

November 5, 2012

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Abreva Conceal Patch Package

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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Beauty-full Korea

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 […]

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{How To} Depot your Eyeshadows, Bronzers and Blushes

October 19, 2012

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How to Depot

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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PrettyGossip Depot Tutorial Step 3

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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PrettyGossip Book of Shadows III Opened

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 […]

Posted in: eyes, makeup

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

October 10, 2012

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Le Metier de Beaute Mask Set

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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PrettyGossip Breast Cancer Awareness Products 1

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 […]

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

October 6, 2012

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PrettyGossip Marbled Nails 2

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 […]