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{Koh Gen Do} Cleansing Spa Water vs. 7 Eye Liners

July 27, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, A few days ago, I shared my Remover Challenge Post (Part 1).  The challenge was set up to see how Benefit’s NEW They’re Real Remover performed in removing 7 popular eye liners, including Benefit’s NEW They’re Real Push Up Liner. Today is Part 2 of the remover challenge! I’ll put my current favorite eye […]

{Benefit} They’re Real Remover vs. 7 Eye Liners

July 24, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, With the launch of Benefit’s They’re Real Remover AND Liner, I wanted to see if the remover could really remove the new gel liner… along with 6 other very popular eye liners. Hard to remove eye liners to be exact. Let the challenge begin!  Benefit |  They’re Real Remover | Available here for $18  This creamy gel […]

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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

{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 […]

Urban Decay ♥ NYC {Book of Shadows III}

October 16, 2012

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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 […]

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 […]

Glam Beauty Board- 2012 Fall Beauty Products

September 19, 2012

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As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I received a {huge} box of beauty products for a fall makeover. From head to toe, Glam thought of everything and included a little bit of everything ranging from drugstore to department store brands. There’s a ton of stuff, so let’s get started! ~~~~~ {Skincare} ~~~~~ Pur: […]

Fall 2012 Essentials {Makeup and Accessories}

September 8, 2012

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#NYFW#NYFW #NYFW #NYFW and more #NYFW. OMG, its everywhere! While I LOVE seeing amazingly tall and lean models strut on the runway in the latest in fashion, makeup and hair styles… I can’t help but ask myself, “Would I ever be able to wear that?” As much as I want to say “yes,” the honest […]

{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 […]

Lorac : WILD for TANtalizer Collection Review

August 14, 2012

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I’m really pale, so I need all the help I can get when it comes to looking like I have a tan and a healthy glow. Thank goodness for Lorac’s WILD for TANtalizer Collection ($135 value for $39). If you love to shimmer and glow, this is the collection for you. This boxed collection kit […]

Youngblood Fall 2012 Collection

August 1, 2012

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I’m excited to share with you some of Youngblood’s fall collection, which is available starting today! This is a brand I adore and have done many reviews on (here, here, and here). Why do I love them so much?! For starters, they’re paraben, talc, oil, fragrance, and cruelty free! Yay… Kobe and I are thrilled about […]

Eyelash Extensions: Before and After Photos

July 1, 2012

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Even on my most natural days, I curl my lashes. Why? I have very straight Asian lashes that point down, and they literally tickle the skin under my eyes. I wish I had naturally long and voluminous lashes, but no such luck… so, I decided to give lash extensions a try (… again). Before and […]

Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit

June 6, 2012

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I’ve been super tired lately and my eyes are showing the signs: dark circles, puffiness, and signs of fine lines . I got a Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit in my Beauty Army box a few months ago and was excited to finally try it out. I have super sensitive eyes and many products irritate […]

Giveaway : Eyeko Curvy and Skinny Brush Mascara!

May 14, 2012

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It’s time for another GIVEAWAY!~ I’m soooo excited to announce that Eyeko has provided me TWO mascaras to giveaway. If you missed my review of these great mascaras, please check out them out here. Also, check out how I use these mascaras in my daily routine here. I love these mascaras and am so happy […]

Eyelash Curling and Mascara Routine

April 26, 2012

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A while back, I shared my secret trick on how I get my super straight lashes to curl. Since my previous post was about mascara, I thought I’d share my daily eyelash curling and mascara routine through a easy to follow (I hope) tutorial. This tutorial is meant for an everyday look perfect for school, […]

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 […]

I Tattooed My Eyebrows!

April 17, 2012

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I tattooed my eyebrows! After years of researching, I had finally found the perfect tattoo artist who came referred to me by 2 separate reliable sources, and after meeting her… I knew she was the one and it was the right time. I’ve been meaning to write a post on brow tattoos for some time […]

Love Life Skin : Revitalizing Eye Cream

March 9, 2012

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Do you use eye cream? If you’ve answered “yes” good for you! Bravo. If you’ve answered “no”… consider the fact that preventative care is the best defense against premature lines and wrinkles. Need more motivation? The way you take care of your skin in your 20s shows in your 30s. The way you take care […]

My Urban Decay Picks

March 6, 2012

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Urban Decay is having their Friends and Family sale until March 10th. Woohoo!~ It’s the perfect time to stock up on Urban Decay products! Here are the details of the F&F Sale and reviews of my favorite Urban Decay products. Hope it helps you decide what to get! Details of the Friends and Family Sale: […]

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 […]

Youngblood Eye Illuminating Duo Giveaway!

February 27, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I gave you a sneak peek into Youngblood’s 2012 Spring Collection and shared how much I loved their Eye Illuminating Duo pencil ($22)! So happy to announce that Youngblood has graciously agreed to provide an Eye Illuminating Duo for an exclusive giveaway! This quickie giveaway ends 03/05/2012 at 12:01 am EST, […]

myface cosmetics

February 22, 2012

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I’m so glad I got to try myface cosmetics… just in time to share a gift with purchase code with you!~ Use code: blogbling to receive a free Silver Screen Blingtone ($20 value) with the purchase of any other myface product (at least 1 myface item must be purchased to receive the free blingtone). The […]

What’s your Nude’tude: Naughty or Nice?

February 11, 2012

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I’m happy to share with you theBalm’s Nude’tude palette. This palette comes in 2 package designs. Naughty and Nice. I, of course, got the Nice palette! (Both Naughty and Nice palettes contain the same colors) theBalm’s Nude’tude palette ($36): “These amazing palettes consist of 12 beautiful shades that make wearing nudes fun! These satiny smooth […]

Hello Kitty Shadow and Highlighter Compact.

January 30, 2012

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I admit it… I’m a sucker for cute packaging. So of course, when I saw this adorable Hello Kitty shadow and highlighter compact from Sephora on sale, I had to get it. After testing it out, I’m soooo glad I got. Originally $35 but on sale right now for $20. This is the perfect eye […]

Sneak Peek: Youngblood Spring 2012 Collection

January 26, 2012

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Excited to share with you today the 2012 Youngblood’s spring collection. These items will be available beginning March 1, 2012. Eye Illuminating Duo ($22) My favorite item in the collection. This double ended pencil is genius. It’s a shimmer and a matte pencil wrapped up into one! I can use the shimmer (iridescent champagne-beige) on […]

Cheers to the Perfect Champagne Shimmer Shadow!

January 22, 2012

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I’ve never finished a shadow except for this one (pictured on right)… my all time favorite: Laneige (Design Eyeshadow in #203). I wore it everyday and went through it like that (*snapping fingers). It’s simply perfect…  creamy consistency, a sheer champagne color with subtle gold glitter. This alone on my lids always made me feel […]

Coastal Scents: 78 Shadow Blush Palette

January 18, 2012

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After seeing countless reviews on CoastalScents.com shadow palettes, I decided to order a few items and test them out for myself. I purchased the 78 Shadow Blush Palette from Coastal Scents for $18.95 and honestly expected the palette to be unusable and/or poor quality. I’m happy to report that Coastal Scents proved me wrong! It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fight wrinkles while you sleep.

December 15, 2011

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There’s a lot we can do to fight wrinkles while we’re awake, but did you know you can fight wrinkles while you sleep for free? Of course, you need to follow your normal night time skin regimen… but here’s the secret that’s equally as important. To get the most out of your beauty sleep… be sure to sleep […]

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 […]

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 […]

I heart eyeshadows.

November 30, 2011

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I admit it… I have a problem. I buy way more eyeshadows than I can ever wear in my lifetime. <sigh> My latest purchase is bareMinerals in Tenderheart. I love this color! It’s going to sound crazy, but just looking at it  makes me happy. Like I said… I love this color. I especially love […]

Leave it all on the dance floor~

November 27, 2011

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The occasional booty shaking and fist pumping on the dance floor is great. But that’s where the shaking and pumping should stay… on the dance floor. If you shake your nail polish and/or pump your mascara, you may want to reconsider. Nail polish: Shaking the bottle will create air bubbles within the polish making it […]

Become a Curling Champion ;)

November 10, 2011

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For those of us born with stubborn straight lashes… here’s the trick to finally get the perfectly curled lashes you’ve always wanted! Follow these easy steps to become a curling champion! Follow directions on how to Hairspray Your Lashes. Please don’t literally spray your lashes Here’s the key… Curl at the base and release, curl […]

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 […]

Mascara’s Love Affair

October 31, 2011

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I love how mascara can make your eye lashes look long and voluminous, and make your eyes pop… But I dreaded wearing mascara because of the love affair between my  mascara and under eye. It didn’t even matter if the mascara was water proof… somehow my mascara would end up on my under eye making […]