Browsing All Posts published in »2013«

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 […]

A BEAUTY-full Black Friday x Cyber Monday!

November 28, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, Every Black Friday and Cyber Monday… I’m overwhelmed with all the deals, promo codes, and oh so many sales. This year, I’ve decided to do my beauty shopping (and saving) at Bliss.com. Why Bliss.com? Well, did you know that Bliss carries Bliss products (of course!) AND a ton of other high-end brands? Plus, […]

{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 […]

{Urban Decay} Naked 3

November 21, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Have you heard?! Urban Decay is coming out with Naked 3 and I CAN NO WAIT to get my little hands on this palette! 12 NEW neutrals, all with a beautiful rose/pink tone. “Experiment with 12 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.” […]

{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 […]

Must Try Halloween Nail Art!

September 28, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, It’s almost October which means Halloween is just around the corner! As you may know, I love to dress up my nails all year-long, but especially during Halloween. To help your nails get ready for Halloween, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite nail art DIYs. I hope one of these tutorials inspire […]

Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

September 23, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, It has been a crazy few weeks at work and I haven’t been able to pretty gossip with you! I hope you all have been well and enjoyed the last days of summer. If you follow me on Instagram (@prettygossip), you probably know what I’ve been up to. But for those of you […]

{How To} Easily Remove Glitter Polish

September 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I am SO excited to bring you this DIY nail tutorial. If you love nail polish, listen up! This is a game changer especially if you love glitter nail polish. I often find myself avoiding glitter polishes because they’re SO hard to remove! Well, not anymore! No more rubbing or soaking your nails […]

Luxe for Less!

September 5, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Feeling beautiful shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. Sure I’ll splurge from time to time, but for the most part… I love treating myself to simple homemade/DIY luxuries which costs wayyyy less! Here are a few ways to get LUXE for LESS! Oh, and the best part is that you probably have all […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Exfoliant Mask

August 27, 2013

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Hello Pretty Gossipers! Can your skin use a little pick me up?!  Here’s a super easy DIY facial mask that will exfoliate your skin and add moisture, leaving it soft and oh so supple! Exfoliate dead skin cells, draw out impurities, unclog pores, and give a surge of moisture to your skin with my simple […]

{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 […]

{Homemade} Cooling Sunburn Treatment

July 26, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’m so excited to share this DIY with you! It’s summer and I’m sure all of you are wearing sunblock… but just in case you get a sunburn, this is a must try DIY.  It’s easy and feels AMAZING. It soothes and cools like crazy. Feels like a popsicle for your skin. Even […]

{How To} Make A Matte Topcoat

July 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Happy Mani Monday! I love nail art (as seen here and here), but I like to keep it simple sometimes and wear a solid color like red, orange, or black. To give my existing solid colors a twist, I’ve been using a matte topcoat to create new looks. The matte finish is subdued […]

Summer Giveaway!

July 14, 2013

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 This giveaway is officially closed! Thank you to everyone who entered! The lucky winner is… @collifornia from Twitter! Congrats! Winner was randomly chosen by Rafflecopter below! Hello Lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent the weekend here, here, and here. Good times. It’s Monday again and to help us all get over the […]

{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 […]

Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

July 9, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, I hope all of you had a great weekend! I spent the long weekend in Seattle and fell in love with the city. It helped that the weather was amazing, which I hear isn’t the case 250 days out of the year! I ate at least 4 delicious meals a day and could […]

4th of July Inspired Nail Art

July 1, 2013

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Hello! I hope you’ve had a great weekend! I can’t believe 4th of July is only a few days away! Last year, I shared my 4th of July Splatter Paint Nail Art Tutorial which was inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock. The tutorial has been repinned almost 80,000 times on Pinterest and is still one […]

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Nail Polish Chipping!

June 26, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, How many times have you gotten a manicure only to have it chip the next day?! Wanna know how you can make your manicure last longer? Look no further!  I did a little research and picked the brains of my local nail technicians to bring you the 5 best ways to make your […]

{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 […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Hair Treatment Mask

May 30, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Its (almost) summer and you’re probably spending more time outdoors. A day of hiking, lounging at the beach, or bbq-ing in the backyard is a lot of fun, but prolonged exposure to the sun is very drying, damaging, and hard on your hair. Unlike your skin, which should always be protected with sunblock […]

{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 […]

My Week In Photos…

May 18, 2013

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The weather has been unpredictable, but I haven’t minded too much since I’m indoors most of the day. Even with the weather being a bit moody, it’s been a great couple of weeks! Here’s what I’ve been up to!  Source: Instagram (@prettygossip) First, let’s start off with my current SpaRitual Favorites Giveaway! Don’t miss your […]

{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 […]

5 Things I Notice Most About Others…

May 14, 2013

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Last week, I asked a friend what they first noticed about me (post here). This week, I reveal what I notice most about others. Since it’s impossible to judge someone’s character based on first impression, I’ve left it off my list. My list is just based on what I notice within the first 10 seconds […]

{Mani Monday} Beach + Bikini Nailart

May 13, 2013

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Hi! Mondays are a drag, but at least we have Mani Mondays! It’s been a while since I did some nailart so I played around this weekend and created some looks. Last time, I was inspired by giraffe print (view tutorial here). This time, the perfect California weather was my inspiration in creating the perfect […]

What do people notice about you?!

May 8, 2013

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  Hello Lovelies! Have you wondered what people notice (physically) about you first? What about your most beautiful feature? Well, I got to ask a good girl friend these questions and it was really fun to see what she had to say! Here’s a couple of questions from my little Q&A. Me: What did you […]

{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?! […]

3 Beauty Tips to Get Noticed!

April 30, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! This post will cover my top 3 beauty tips to feel good, look good, and get you noticed! 1. Get your beauty sleep. It’s not called beauty sleep for no reason! You need plenty of sleep for your body feel it’s best, and when you feel good… you look good! Here’s Kobe trying […]

Bloomingdale’s Private Sale with Extra Power Points!

April 26, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Confession time. Last weekend, Bloomingdale’s was having their pre-sale to their Private Sale (which is going on right now 4/26 to 4/28) and I went a little crazy. I’ll share my purchases on Instagram (@prettygossip) soon, so be sure to follow me! But in the meantime… I wanted to make sure you knew […]

{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 […]

{Sephora} Chic Week 15% Off

April 20, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Start your weekend beauty-fully! It’s Chic Week(end) at Sephora and that means all beauty insiders get 15% off your purchase! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your beauty favorites and/or try some new products. Remember, this offer ends this weekend! Promo codes and details below. 15% off promo codes: Beauty insiders […]

{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. […]

{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 […]

Love is in the air…

April 10, 2013

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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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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 […]

{DIY} Homemade Deodorizing Tablets

April 2, 2013

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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 […]

Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

March 26, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]