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{How To} Easy Halloween Vampire Nails

October 21, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! It’s almost Halloween! If you’re like me and don’t like dressing up… but want to add a little scary to your outfit, try a scary nail look! So simple without all the fuss. You can try some of my other easy Halloween nail looks here, here, and here. Or~ take a stab at […]

{Tutorial} Cross Hatch Gradient Nails

July 2, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, More than half the year is over and 4th of July is right around the corner! A couple of years ago, I shared my Splatter Paint Nail Tutorial which is still one of my most popular sites. Thank you, thank you, thank you if you’ve tried, pinned, shared, and/or commented on the post.  […]

{New & Improved} Braided Top Knot Tutorial

May 14, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, I have an exciting post for you! In my previous post, I shared my uh-ma-zing Pony Tail Curling Trick (seriously, it’s a game changer). Today, I’m happy to share another creative and unique hair tutorial! {New & Improved} Braided Top Knot Tutorial What makes a this braided (kinda messy) top knot tutorial new […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{How To} Get Beachy Waves with No Heat!

March 8, 2013

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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 […]

{DIY} Exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub

February 8, 2013

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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 […]

{DIY} Homemade Jewelry Cleaner (No Scrubbing!)

January 24, 2013

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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 […]

{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! […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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} 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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

How to: Make a Sock Bun Donut

July 31, 2012

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Complete Sock Bun Series. Part 1. How to make a Sock Donut. This post! Keep reading. Part 2. Perfect Sock Bun. Click Here for tutorial. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun. Click Here for tutorial. Part 1. How To Make A Sock Bun Donut Have you heard of the “sock bun?” Here’s me with my […]

How To: Splatter Paint Nails

June 25, 2012

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With the Olympic trials in full swing and the 4th of July right around the corner, I decided to get patriotic with my nail art this weekend! I searched for a quick and easy way to wear all 3 colors of the American flag and decided that splatter paint would be the perfect (and easiest) […]

Jewelry DIY: Silk x Chain Braid Bracelet / Necklace

June 7, 2012

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Hello!~ Hope everyone is having a great day! I generally keep my posts focused on beauty, but Pretty Gossip (as the tagline reads) is about “all things that help us look and feel pretty.” So~ I asked myself, “What makes me feel and look pretty besides makeup and skincare?” The answer was easy: JEWELRY! So… […]

All Natural Homemade Lip Balm

May 3, 2012

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As promised, an easy Beauty DIY~ All Natural Homemade Lip Balm! If I can do it, you can do it. It’s so e.a.s.y. Another reason I love this DIY is because I have chronically dry lips and use a ton of lip balm. Making my own with all natural ingredients saves money and I know […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Inspired DIY Bling Doggie Collar

March 2, 2012

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I’m guilty. I like to dress my dog up for special occasions. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to get my four legged friend fashionably pinch-proof ready without breaking the bank. After experiencing sticker shock at the local pet stores and boutiques… I decided to make something on my own. Here’s […]

Gorgeous Soft Waves with No Heat

February 29, 2012

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Hello Beautiful!~ Here’s a easy hair trick I’ve been using for years. This simple hair trick requires no heat or products, but is a great way to enhance your curls/waves and eliminate frizz. Scroll down to see instructions and tips on how it can even work for straight hair! Good luck~ For wavy/curly hair: This […]

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: […]

Winter Must Haves

November 7, 2011

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As the weather gets colder, here are a few things that are my must haves. 1. Bounce Strange that this is #1 on my list, but I really don’t like having static in my hair. During the cold season, it’s inevitable to get static-y hair and shock yourself when you reach for door handles (Ugh). […]