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{LUSH} Montalbano Lemon Shampoo Bar

November 12, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Today I’d like to share a unique hair product. You’ve all used liquid shampoo, but have you ever used a shampoo BAR?! I recently tried Lush’s Montalbano Deep Cleansing Lemon Shampoo Bar and was pleasantly surprised at how clean my hair was. Please keep reading to see the good and the bad of […]

BEST & WORST Dry Shampoos

November 7, 2015


Hi Lovelies! Today, I’d like to do a post on one of my all time favorite hair products… Dry Shampoos!!! If you’ve never used dry shampoo, there’s so many reasons to give them a try. Let’s explore all the reasons why I love dry shampoos and I’ll share a drugstore favorite as well as a professional […]

{Head & Shoulders} A Healthy Scalp for Beautiful Hair

May 3, 2015


Hello Lovelies, You probably know by now that I’m obsessed about skincare. Well, my obsession for skincare also extends to my haircare routine. What does skincare have to do with haircare?! Everything!!!! Beautiful hair starts with a healthy and nourished scalp, which is the skin on your head! I take good care of my hair […]

{Paul Mitchell} The Green Takeover Giveaway!

April 12, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I love brands with a mission. A mission to develop great products AND to give back to the world. Case and point: Paul Mitchell. Paul Mitchell has committed to plant a total of 300,000 trees by the end of Earth Month and they’re asking for our help! Join The Green Takeover by planting a FREE […]

{Bumble and Bumble} Sunday Shampoo

February 1, 2015


Hello Beautiful! This post is extra special because I’m reviewing a product that a guy friend recommended to me. Not often I get beauty recommendations from boys, so I’m extra excited to share my review with you! For the past few months, I’ve been using Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo as a part of my […]

{Aveda} Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

January 10, 2015


Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great start to the new year! If you’re looking for a hair serum that’ll tame frizz and add shine without weighing it down… please continue to read on! I have the perfect product for you! Introducing… Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid! A fluid styling formula that adds shine […]

{New & Improved} Braided Top Knot Tutorial

May 14, 2014


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 […]

{Pony Tail Curling Trick} Loose Curls in 2 Minutes!

May 5, 2014


Hi Lovelies, I know it’s been awhile since my last hair tutorial, but I wanted to make sure that my next tutorial would be something you’d love and haven’t seen anywhere else! Well I’m super excited to share what I’ve named the Pony Tail Curling Trick. Seriously, it’s a GAME CHANGER and you saw it […]

{It’s A 10} Miracle Leave-In Lite

January 15, 2014


Hello Lovelies! Hope your week is going well! So glad that half the week is over and it’s almost time for the weekend! Today, I’ll be reviewing a brand that I’ve never used before and a product that I’ve been using everyday. Plus, the name is quite catchy… It’s a 10! Each and every “It’s […]

{Living Proof} Choose 2, Win 2 Giveaway!

October 15, 2013


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. […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Hair Treatment Mask

May 30, 2013


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} Get Beachy Waves with No Heat!

March 8, 2013


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 […]

{Tutorial} The Perfectly Messy Sock Bun

December 10, 2012


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 […]

Cute Strawberry Sponge Rollers : Etude House {Heatless Curls}

November 18, 2012


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 […]

Glam Beauty Board- 2012 Fall Beauty Products

September 19, 2012


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: […]

Not Your Mother’s: Clean Freak {Dry Shampoo}

September 15, 2012


There’s only a few products that I’ve come across that have really improved my (beauty) life. Dry shampoos are definitely one of those products… a definite beauty must have in my book! If the concept is a bit strange, just think… you powder your face when it gets oily, why not powder your scalp and […]

Is there a right way to use a bobby pin?!

September 7, 2012


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… […]

♥ a MEGA giveaway ♥

August 24, 2012


{GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} A HUGE “thank you” from me to you, so it’s fitting I have a HUGE Giveaway! As of right now, I’m only 50 Facebook likes from 2,000.  Update: I’m over 2,000 fans! Definitely a reason to say “Thanks” and show my appreciate by hosting a MEGA HUGE Giveaway! 😉 Prize Information: […]

{How to} Shower for Clean and Clear Skin

August 6, 2012


Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. You may think it’s quite silly for me to write a post on how to shower (who doesn’t know how to shower right?)… but have you ever wondered if the way you shower is helping or hurting your skin? There’s no set “shower rulebook,” but here’s the […]

{Tutorial} The Perfect Sock Bun

August 1, 2012


Part 2. The Perfect Sock Bun. Welcome to the second part to my sock bun series! Yesterday’s post showed you How to Make a Sock Bun at home. Today’s post will show you how to use your homemade Sock Bun donut for “The Perfect Sock Bun.” Btw… If you can’t get it to work, you […]

How to: Make a Sock Bun Donut

July 31, 2012


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 […]

MoltoBene Clay Esthe Pack : Best Hair Conditioner

July 30, 2012


Hello Beautiful! I shared this photo on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and some of you asked me what it was. Well, I’m here to share with you today that this is THE best conditioner… ever. A few years ago, I shared with my hair stylist that my hair was super dry and tangled […]

Why use “Sulfate Free” shampoo and conditioner?

May 16, 2012


Sulfate Free. We see it highlighted on shampoo bottles like it’s a big deal, but what does this really mean? Why is it important for us to use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners?  I did a little research and here’s the short + sweet + simple answer. Sulfate is an inexpensive chemical used by companies […]

The Perfect Poof Without The Tease!

May 11, 2012


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: […]

Pretty Gossip hosts a Beauty Party!~

March 25, 2012


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, […]

The Hunger Games : Flash Giveaway

March 21, 2012


Updated on 3/26/12: The randomly selected winner of The Hunger Games and Not Your Mother’s FLASH Giveaway is…. Steffy Blondell! Congratulations! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anyone excited for The Hunger Games?! I am! I am!~ To celebrate the anticipated release of The Hunger Games, I’m having a FLASH GIVEAWAY! ONE WINNER will win : An autograph from The […]

FLASH Giveaway on Facebook!~

March 14, 2012


Just in case you’re not following me on Facebook, I wanted to let you know about my FLASH Giveaway! I’m giving away Sex and the City’s Gilles Marini’s autograph and his favorite Not Your Mother’s product : Clean Freak Dry Shampoo!~ Ends at 9pm pst tonight! So that’s 45 minutes left~ Go Go Go!!! Click […]

I ♥ Sticky Bobby Pins~

March 7, 2012


If you have straight hair like me, you probably get frustrated with bobby pins that constantly slide down your hair. You can always use 2 bobby pins and cross them like a “X” for extra hold… but sometimes you don’t feel like it, right? My solution?! Make my bobby pins “stick” to my hair!~ Here’s […]

Gorgeous Soft Waves with No Heat

February 29, 2012


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 […]

Pretty Gossip is going to the Oscars… sort of.

February 24, 2012


A quick update!~ I’m excited to share that Pretty Gossip been invited to an Oscar Swag Lounge!~ These lounges are set up a day before the Academy Awards and brands/sponsors are able to gift their products to celebrities… meaning, it’s like trick or treat on steroids. This is exciting for a couple of reasons. 1. […]

Digital Perm

February 16, 2012


I shared this photo on Twitter and Facebook about a month ago and a few of you have asked for the “after” photos. Looks intense, right? I just went in for a haircut and got talked into getting what Koreans refer to as a “Digital Perm.” Here’s the play by play: 1) Wash and apply […]

Hot Tot: Hair Care for the Little Ones!

February 4, 2012


If you’re a mommy of a little one, you’ll definitely be interested in Hot Tot! If you’re not a mommy of a little one, keep Hot Tot in mind~ they make great gifts! I’m always a supporter of small(er) sized businesses and love finding good items in the overwhelming chaos of beauty products…  so I’m […]

Not Your Mother’s Giveaway!~

February 1, 2012


*** This Giveaway has ended, but stay tuned  for another exclusive giveaway starting tomorrow! ***   I was going to announce the giveaway tomorrow, but I couldn’t wait. So I’ll go ahead and share the 1st giveaway for the month of February. As you know, I’ve fallen in love with Not Your Mother’s hair styling […]

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves

January 10, 2012


I recently started using Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves: Curl Defining Hair Cream and am loving it! “Curl defining hair cream with grape seed and jasmine. Saturate your locks with Kinky Moves then blow-dry to keep curls smooth all day long.” Here’s why I love this cream. 1. Smells wonderful! It’s infused with Grape Seed […]

Get the most out of your conditioner.

December 27, 2011


Whether it’s a $3 or $60 bottle, these 2 little steps will definitely help you get the most out of your conditioner. After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo… Be sure to gently squeeze out the excess water before applying your conditioner. Removing the excess water will allow your conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft without […]

Wen Cleansing Conditioner by Chaz Dean

December 20, 2011


photo credit: I’m always looking for new and unique products, so I decided to give Wen Cleansing Conditioner a try. I paid$29.95 for a 30 day supply of sweet almond mint cleanser and some other goodies: a texture stick, moisture hair mask and a styling cream. Description of Wen Cleansing Conditioner: No lather. They claim that it’s all in one: shampoo, […]

Don’t Wash… Just Powder Your Hair!

November 8, 2011


Washing your hair daily will dry out your hair, scalp, and cause static especially during the cold winter months. While I know it’s not advised to wash my hair everyday… how could I not?! After just one day, I’m left with clumpy, flat, and oily hair. Gross! So I set out on a mission to […]

Winter Must Haves

November 7, 2011


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). […]