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{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 […]

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

January 13, 2013

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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! […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

Maybelline BB Cream {Dream Fresh}

July 26, 2012

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Happy Thursday! Maybelline has finally jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon. While it’s not what I might expect from a traditional Korean/Japanese BB Cream in terms of coverage, hydration, and skincare benefits… Maybelline has made a good 1st effort. I’ll jump right in and show you swatches and share my thoughts on how Maybelline’s BB […]

The Perfect Poof Without The Tease!

May 11, 2012

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I’m sure you’ve seen these and wondered… “Do Bumpits really work?” I wondered the same thing for years before purchasing Bumpits. Was this really a product that can give me the perfect poof without any teasing? I really tried to make it work, but was very disappointed. Here’s why Bumpits did NOT work for me: […]

Eyeko Curvy and Skinny Mascara vs. Others

April 24, 2012

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I’m so happy to share a new mascara with you today- Eyeko! I’ve been using Eyeko’s Curvy and Skinny Brush mascaras for a couple of months now and been really enjoying it! Eyeko launched in 1999, but they recently re-named, re-worked and revamped their mascaras introducing: Fat, Skinny, and Curvy. Pictured below are my Skinny […]

Pretty Gossip hosts a Beauty Party!~

March 25, 2012

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This weekend, I hosted a Benefit Cosmetics / Beauty Party! Thank you Benefit Cosmetics and House Party for choosing me to host the “Laughter is the Best Cosmetic” house party and sending me great products to test out and share with Pretty Gossip’s earliest supporters and personal friends! Benefit sent a ton of stuff to share, […]

Body Bling- Tinted Body Moisturizer

March 12, 2012

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With spring and summer right around the corner, I wondered how I would deal with my pasty white legs this year. In the past, I’ve tried self tanners and while they did “tan” my legs, I was constantly worried about streaks, color wearing off, and not being able to control the depth of the tan. […]

Eye Make Up Remover- Almay vs Simple

February 28, 2012

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I’ve heard good things about Almay’s eye makeup remover and have been seeing a ton of ads for a new line called Simple. So I decided to pair these two brands in my eye make up remover challenge! Eye Make Up Remover Challenge Challenge: Remove myface cosmetics liquid liner, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes […]

BB Cream: Airbrush in a Bottle. (Part II)

January 17, 2012

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This is a continuation post from BB Cream: Airbrush in a Bottle (Part I)!~ In Part I, I reviewed and compared Clinique, Dr. Jart, boscia, Dr. G (Korean brand). Today I’ll review the SmashBox and Stila BB creams!~ Btw, the “Before” pictures were taken with just moisturizer on and photographed on macro setting… Shy about […]

Loreal Infallible Eye Shadow… Finally we meet.

January 8, 2012

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I feel like I’ve been playing hide and seek with these eye shadows… them hiding, me seeking. Finally got some to test out! I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Mostly pictures. Here are my observations: SUPER pigmented. With the shimmery shades, you can apply sheer or build to an opaque finish. For sheer application, […]

Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 Palette Visual Comparison

January 6, 2012

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I FINALLY got my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette a few days ago! I knew there would be a lot of similar colors to my original Naked palette but ordered Naked 2 anyway to do a comparison. I hope this post helps you decide if you’re thinking about getting Naked2 but already have Naked, or […]

BB Cream: Airbrush in a Bottle.

January 5, 2012

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I’m a big fan of BB cream because it makes you look like you’ve been airbrushed without a lot of makeup!~ Plus, they’re actually good for your skin! The perfect blend of skin care and makeup! I heart you BB Cream! BB stands for Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm, Brightening Balm… really depends on who you […]

24 Hour Color Tattoo.

January 3, 2012

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I recently picked up 2 Color Tattoos by Maybelline and put it to the test. Would it really last 24 hours? Here are the 2 colors I purchased. Both colors are very intense and opaque.The colors adhere almost immediately, so blending is a bit challenging. Tough as Taupe (left): Very matte. I couldn’t wouldn’t wear […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Hairspray Your Lashes!~

November 9, 2011

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Don’t you ever wish you could hairspray your lashes to hold the curl? If you curl then apply mascara- the wetness of the mascara takes the curl away. If you curl after mascara- You’re left with sticky lashes and an eyelash curler that’s covered in mascara. Either way, it’s not a good situation. While we […]