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{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 […]

{Chanel} CC Cream vs. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid

June 19, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! With summer just around the corner, I decided to change-up my make up routine starting with my CC Cream. For the past few months, I’ve been using Chanel’s CC Cream and it’s been great. But to  prep for a hot summer, I decided to give my pale skin a touch of color without […]

{How to} Update Your Beauty Closet

April 30, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, At the end of every winter season, I get excited to pack away the bulky sweaters, jackets, and boots and I’m delighted to pull out my favorite jean skirt, must have gold sandals, and all my summer essentials. If you’re like me, you’ll probably use the seasonal wardrobe change as an opportunity to […]

NEW Korean Beauty Craze- {IOPE} Air Cushion XP Compact

April 26, 2014

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Hello Beautiful! Get ready to get even more beautiful! While Americans have been wrapping their heads around the BB and CC creams, fickle Koreans (me included) have already moved onto the next beauty craze. Say hello to the air cushion compact that started the latest Korean beauty craze ~ IOPE Air Cushion XP Compact. This compact […]

{Josie Maran} Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation

April 24, 2014

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Hello Beautiful! I purchased Josie Maran’s Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation earlier this year and finally got around to trying it out. I was excited to try out the argan infused foundation powder which promises to nourish and hydrate the skin! Let’s see how this Sephora Exclusive lives up to the expectation! Exclusively Available at Sephora […]

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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream

February 28, 2013

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Revlon has also jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon. I picked up the Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream a couple of months ago, but haven’t really used it until recently. Keep reading to see my full review of Revlon’s PhotoReady BB Cream, plus some comparisons to other popular BB Creams. Here’s today’s lineup: Garnier: $12.99 | […]

{Sneak Peek} Youngblood Spring 2013

February 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I’m a huge fan of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics so I’m happy to provide you a sneak peek of their fun and colorful Spring 2013 collection (available March 1, 2013). If you’re looking for a bubblegum pink lipstick, look no further. Super creamy, smooth, and pigmented. A beautiful teal gel eye liner that’s perfect […]

Maybelline :: Color Whisper Lipstick

February 1, 2013

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Have you heard? Maybelline launched a lipstick called Color Whisper for Spring 2013! I picked up 2 colors (Mocha Muse & Made It Mauve) and they instantly reminded me of Revlon’s Lip Butter (review here). Whisper (in my opinion) is a hybrid: mostly lightweight lipstick and part balm. The Color Whisper line comes in 20 […]

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 […]

Revlon: ColorStay Ultimate Suede

January 18, 2013

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Hello lovelies! I typically have 3-8 lip products in my purse at any given time (including my beloved Revlon Lip Butters), so I was excited to try out Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. The word “Suede” definitely piqued my curiosity. I automatically thought “matte,” but let’s see what Revlon had in mind! About $9.99. Available […]

The Worst {Drugstore} BB Cream is…

January 10, 2013

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Hello!~I hope that you’ve had a great week! I recently made a trip to Walgreens and was delighted to see a new drugstore brand BB Cream.  I snatched up the Rimmel London BB Cream for $7.49 in Light. Rimmel {BB Cream} 9 in 1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup (Buy here. $6.99): “BB Cream with SPF […]

SKIN79 BB Cream {VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm}

December 30, 2012

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Since I’m giving away a bottle of SKIN79′s VIP Gold BB Cream in my “Favorites Giveaway,” I decided to do a full review of why I’m crazy about this BB Cream! VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm: “BB Cream that presents luxurious skin. Ingredients with an abundance of nutrition keep skin resilient and moist and […]

{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 […]

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 […]

Korea {Part II : Beauty-Full}

November 14, 2012

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On my recent trip to Korea, I purchased quite a bit of makeup. Big surprise right?! In the interest of time, I’ll just highlight a few products I’m most excited to try out~ Of course, I had to pick up some more bb creams. Stay tuned for my reviews! In case you’re interested… click here […]

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 […]

Abreva Conceal Patch {Review}

November 5, 2012

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Have you heard of the Abreva Conceal Patch?! What is it?: Abreva Conceal (buy here) is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out. It creates a protective barrier that allows air in with MicroAir technology while keeping contaminants out. My Overall Thoughts: The Abreva […]

{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} 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 […]

Too Faced: Tinted Beauty Balm {BB Cream}

August 31, 2012

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A few months ago, I got a sample of Too Faced BB Cream from Sephora though their VIB Program. I excitedly gave the BB Cream a try, but never reached for it again in the following weeks… which then became months. Now that I think about it, I think I never reached for it again […]

♥ a MEGA giveaway ♥

August 24, 2012

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{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: I’ve […]

{Soap & Glory} Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme-Plump

August 16, 2012

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This post is long overdue… I’ve been enjoying this product for quite some time and keeping it all to myself! I’m talking about Soap and Glory: Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme-Plumper. This Sexy Mother Pucker is ridonculips (pun intended)!~ “Soap & Glory’s super-sizing, extra-strength collagen plumping lip gloss. Give low-volume lips some va va va […]

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 […]

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 […]

L’Oreal BB Cream: Magic Skin Beautifier

July 9, 2012

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Looks like L’Oreal is as obsessed with BB Creams as I am! They’ve got 2 BB Creams out in the market~ Youth Code BB Cream (review here) and Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. I was also surprised to learn that these two BB Creams are very different from each other! Please keep reading to see […]

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 […]

L’oreal BB Cream (Youth Code) vs. Garnier BB Cream (Skin Renew)

June 21, 2012

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I was walking around Walgreens when I spotted L’oreal’s Youth Code BB Cream! You may or may not know… but I LOVE BB Creams and I’ve done many reviews on them. I quickly snatched one up and hurried home… giggling like a school girl. Experience 5 complexion-perfecting benefits in a single step. Youth Code BB […]

Fun in the Sun! Pixi Giveaway!

June 17, 2012

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It’s giveaway time again! Woohoo!~ This giveaway will include Pixi’s Bronze Bloom Trio (bronzer + 2 blushes) and 3 fun new nail polish colors! The bronzer and 2 blushes are great for all skin tones and the nail polish colors are sooooo cute! (Cost: $28.  Available at Zappos | Target | ASOS) Bronzer: The palette […]