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{Korean Trend Alert} Animal Sheet Masks

November 22, 2015


Hi Beautiful! Get ready to step up your mask selfie game! This is a quick post on 2 animal sheet masks from The Face Shop that make masking super fun!  Up first… the Panda character sheet face mask. Not the most flattering selfie, but what mask selfie is right? At least this one is funny and cute. I personally […]

{Lush} Golden Wonder Bath Bomb

November 18, 2015


Hi Lovelies! As the weather get colder, I become more of a Lush girl. 😉 No, I’m not talking about drinking. I’m talking about taking baths with Lush bath bombs! Such a great way to relax and warm up. You never know what you’re gonna get with a Lush bath bomb but that’s half the fun! I […]

{Trend Alert} Double Masking / Mask Layering

November 16, 2015


Hi Beautiful! Earlier this week, we talked about Multi-Masking. Today, I’d like to talk about another trend in the mask world… Double Masking (aka Mask Layering)! So what exactly is double masking or mask layering? Double masking/mask layering is achieved in 2 methods. FIRST METHOD: Use a serum underneath a sheet mask to boost and maximize the […]

{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 […]

{Korean Trend Alert} Multi-Masking

November 9, 2015


Hello Lovelies!~ If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love masks. Thankfully, Koreans have a mask for everything. Face, neck, hands, chin… You name it, there’s a mask for it. With the mask craze, you probably know that we should treat our skin to a mask once or twice a week. But did you know there’s […]

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 […]

Latest #KBeauty Craze: Egg Mousse Soap

October 27, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Heard of #KBeauty? Everywhere I look, there’s so much attention on Korean Beauty! I’m Korean so its exciting to see the explosion of Korean beauty trends and practices in the States… but I’m also a bit frustrated at the same time. Why you ask?! 2 reasons… Many of the “Korean beauty trends” that Americans are embracing now […]

{Kiehl’s} Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub Review

October 18, 2015


Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a good week! Today, I’d like to share with you my experience with Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub. I purchased this  around the same time as my current favorite scrub (review here) and have used it for several months now. This unique scrub and natural exfoliator is suitable for […]

{Too Faced} Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette

October 9, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Looking for an eye shadow palette? Here’s a list of the ones I’ve reviewed for you: Naked Palette, Naked 2, Naked 3, Smashbox Full Exposure, Lorac Pro Palette and many more. You won’t be short of options, but let’s add one more to the mix! Today~ let’s take a look at Too Faced’s Chocolate […]

{beautyblender} Blotterazzi – Reusable Oil Blotting Sponge

October 1, 2015


Hello Lovelies! A few weeks ago, I excitedly picked up the latest addition to the Beautyblender family… Blotterazzi! Blotterazzi is a reusable oil blotting sponge. As you can see below, Blotterazzis are basically flat versions of the original  Beautyblender blending sponges. A better way to blot! This game-changing washable, reusable alternative to blotting papers in iconic […]

{Dr. Brandt} Gentle Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

September 8, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I finally made my first dr. brandt purchase and I’m in love! I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you on my new favorite exfoliator: dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. When I saw the word “microdermabrasion” I immediately thought the exfoliator would be harsh. Don’t let the name fool you. This exfoliator is gentle and didn’t […]

{Dr. Jart} Korean Neck Gel Mask

August 31, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Every Sunday, I treat myself to a face sheet mask. My favorite sheet masks are Korean, so I’m glad Sephora started selling Korean mask options! Including… Dr. Jart!   I reviewed Dr. Jart’s Hydration Mask recently, but today’s mask review is unique. It’s not a face mask… its for your chin and neck. PRICE: The Dr. Jart […]

Sephora’s Best Selling Cleansing Oil

August 25, 2015


Hello Lovelies! If you’re looking for the best selling cleansing oil, this post is for you! When I asked a Sephora’s sales associate for their most popular cleansing oil… without hesitation, she handed me Boscia’s Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed to find out that it was a Boscia product.  I haven’t had the […]

I Tattooed My Eyebrows Again! – Before and After

August 3, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I’m so excited to finally share my eyebrow tattoo touch up experience with you today. It’s been 9 months since I had them retouched and 3 years since I first got them tattooed (read about it here). Before we get started, let me remind you how my brows looked before any tattoos. So […]

{SpaRitual} Harmonizing Italian Mandarin Sugar Scrub

July 30, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I am so excited to tell you about this product! Think of the freshest, juiciest, most fragrant mandarin, and imagine if all that yumminess got bottled. SpaRitual has done it! SpaRitual’s limited edition Harmonizing Italian Mandarin Body Sugar Scrub is uh-ma-zing. Bask in the harmonizing connection between the past and present. The harmonizing […]

{Boscia} Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment

July 28, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Hope you had a great weekend!  Today, I’m sharing my experience with Boscia’s new Charcoal Deep Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment. I saw the packaging and was immediately curious. An innovative cleansing stick with deep-pore cleansing benefits that allow for targeted application of concentrated pore treatment to help draw out dirt, oil, and impurities.  […]

{Dr. Jart} Water Replenishment- Korean Face Mask

July 14, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Before I get started on today’s review, please take a minute to enter my Summer Facial Kit Giveaway! Today, I’d like to share my review of Dr. Jart’s Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Face Mask. Have you noticed that Korean masks have become very popular in the past couple of years?! They’re showing up everywhere! A few […]

{ GIVEAWAY } Summer Glow Skincare

July 11, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Did you know that Massage Envys offer Murad facials?! I had no idea! Thanks to my Murad Environmental Shield Vitamin C Facial at the Beverly Hills Massage Envy, my skin is looking and feeling so good. It was a much-needed facial after a few of weeks in the summer heat and sun. If […]

{Tutorial} American Flag Nail Look

June 28, 2015


Hi Lovelies, Can’t believe 4th of July is right around the corner! More than half the year is gone already! For my 4th of July nail look this year, I’m using the American flag as my inspiration. If you’re looking for additional 4th of July nail looks, please check out my Splatter Paint Nails and Lichtenstein nail looks. ~~ […]

{Butter London} Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon

June 25, 2015


Hello Beautiful! I’ve never tried a Butter London lippy or any of their face makeup, so I was very excited to try their newly released Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons! I’m always on the lookout for a good lip product! Oh by the way… I’m hosting a giveaway for one lucky follower to win a full set […]

{Philosophy} Deeply Replenishing Oil Gelee

June 9, 2015


Hello Beautiful! A couple of months ago, I ran out of my favorite serum and went shopping for another serum/treatment. I spotted Philosophy’s Deeply Replenishing Oil Gelee and it sparked my interest. “Oil Gelee“?!? Interesting for sure. I had to purchase it. Lotions and creams are old news. It seems like every brand is looking for the next unique texture for moisturizers: […]

{Cover FX} Contouring Made Easy!

June 3, 2015


Hello Lovelies, It has been a long time! I’ve been on vacation in Europe and took a little break from posting. If you’d like to see my European adventures, please check out my photos on Instagram (@prettygossip)! Is it just me or have you also noticed the craze around contouring?! Everywhere I look, I see photos […]

{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 […]

{Becca} Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle Blush

April 21, 2015


Hi Lovelies, As you know, I have dry skin so I try to avoid powders whenever possible. I may dust a little bit of powder to take away the shine, but when it comes to blushes… I can’t remember the last time I used a powder blush. It’s all about the cream blushes for me. I […]

Instagram Joy {@PrettyGossip}

April 7, 2015


Hello Lovelies, If we haven’t connected on Instagram yet, please come and say hello! I’m @PrettyGossip. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past few months… These are currently my FAVORITE pair of shoes. It’s like my two obsessions (lace and shoes) had a baby. You can find this beauty here. Below are some of […]

{NARS skin} Restorative Night Treatment

March 31, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I can’t believe the first quarter of 2015 is already gone. Wow! Today, I’m taking a quick break from my “feminine hygiene product” series and will review a new skin care product that I’ve been enjoying for the past few months. Restorative Night Treatment from NARS skin. Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman […]

{U by Kotex} Barely There Panty Liner Review

March 23, 2015


Hello Lovelies, First, I’d like to thank all of you for supporting my decision to start my series on reviewing feminine hygiene products. Your kind words are much appreciated. Today’s review is on the Barely There Liner from U by Kotex. Here’s a liner so thin and flexible, you might forget you’re wearing it. It helps […]

{Always} Radiant Pantiliner Review

March 17, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Today is a first for Pretty Gossip (and maybe even the Internet)! I’m starting a series of reviews focused on feminine hygiene products. Yes. I’m going there. I’ve wanted to do a review series on pantiliners/panty liners, pads, tampons and feminine wipes for years! Ever since I started blogging actually! When I shared my idea to […]

{Murad} Rapid Collagen Infusion Treatment Review

March 5, 2015


Hello Lovelies! For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been using Murad’s Rapid Collagen Infusion Treatment from their Age Reform line and LOVING it.   JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Rapid Collagen Infusion by Murad is a multifunction anti-aging treatment that targets wrinkles and loss of resilience by rapidly revolumizing […]

{Murad} Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips

February 19, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Some of you may know, but I suffer from chronically dry and chapped lips. I’m talking about peeling, cracking, and flaky lips all year round. Because my lips are so cracked, they’re very sensitive to products. Many products sting and hurt my lips. I’m so desperate for relief, I sometimes put “boob cream” on my lips! Having said that, I’m […]

{SpaRitual} Unveil Glitter Peel-Off Basecoat

February 5, 2015


Hello Beautiful! A while back, I shared my tutorial on how to make a glitter peel off basecoat at home (tutorial here) and since then, a couple of brands have launched their own version of an easy glitter removal basecoat. Of course I tried all of them and I’ve picked a favorite to share with you! Glitter lovers rejoice! Apply […]

{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 […]

{Hourglass} No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil

January 28, 2015


Hello Lovelies! As many of already know, I’m always on the lookout for a good lip balm. Last year, I picked up a Lip Treatment Oil from Hourglass and I’d like to share my thoughts with you! I’m a sucker for beautiful packaging and I wasn’t disappointed with Hourglass. Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil- […]

{Clinique} Moisture Surge (Original vs. Intense)

January 27, 2015


Hello Beautiful! I’ve been using Clinique’s Moisture Surge on and off for years… over 10 years actually! It’s like an old friend that you can count on to provide comfort. That’s how my skin feels about this product. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. When I saw that Clinique came out with a Moisture Surge Intense… I picked one up […]

{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 […]

{How To} Use a Solid Blender Cleanser

December 10, 2014


Hello Lovelies, I recently picked up a Beauty Blender Solid Blender Cleanser and wanted to share my experience with you! In this post, I’ll share two versions of the tutorial with you. The first version is how to clean a Beauty Blender (or sponge), the second version is how to clean brushes. Please PIN whichever version applies […]

Smashbox Full Exposure v.s. Urban Decay Naked Palettes

November 15, 2014


Hi Lovelies, As promised in my Smashbox Full Exposure review, I’ve prepared a side by side comparison to the original Urban Decay Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3. I’ve also matched up Naked colors that are similar to Full Exposure colors. Without further delay, let’s jump right in. Below is a close up shot of the Smashbox […]

{Smashbox} Full Exposure Palette

November 11, 2014


Hello Lovelies!~ I recently picked up Smashbox’s Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette and omg! I’m in love. Keep reading to see all the reasons why I love this palette! “This versatile palette includes 14 must-have neutral shades—from nudes to blacks—in long-wearing shimmers and velvety smooth mattes. The clearly organized palette—shimmers on top and mattes on the […]

{Burt’s Bees} Lip Crayon

October 27, 2014


Hello Lovelies! Matte lipsticks are popping up everywhere lately! The trick is finding a matte lipstick without the yucky dry feeling. I recently picked up Burt’s Bees NEW Matte Lip Crayons in Hawaiian Smolder (pink) and Napa Vineyard (red). I’ve tried and loved other lip chubbies, but these are not like the others… they’re opaque and matte! “Six […]

{Tarte} Colored Clay Undereye Corrector

October 7, 2014


Hello Lovelies! The weather in LA has been hot, hot, hot. I’m ready for fall to begin. I have a new product that I’ve been using (and loving) everyday for the past 2 months. When I reviewed Benefit’s Erase Paste, some of you commented that it was too orange and left your skin an odd color. […]

{Dr. Jart+} BB Bounce Beauty Balm

September 15, 2014


Hello Lovelies, My obsession with BB Creams continues. Today I’ll share my thoughts on Dr. Jart’s New BB Bounce Beauty Balm. Let’s take a look!~ Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm: A unique bouncing-textured beauty balm formula with rich moisturizing and brightening properties.  This multifunctional BB cream is enriched with hydrolyzed collagen and pomegranate extract […]

{Marc Jacobs} Daisy Dream

September 12, 2014


Hello Lovelies! What are your dreams? When I was younger, I dreamt of going to college, making lifelong friends, traveling around the world, and then pursuing a fulfilling career. With hard work(!), these dreams have become a reality. Now, it’s time to dream BIGGER! For my next set of dreams, I’ve used the Marc Jacobs […]

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

July 27, 2014


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


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 […]

{Bliss} Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment

July 11, 2014


Hello Lovelies! Hope you’re having a great summer! I recently took a visit up to SF and it was so cool (literally)! The weather was in the 60s! Please check out my instagram feed (@prettygossip) to see pictures. As you may know, I have dry skin. This means I tend to have dull skin. So, […]

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

June 19, 2014


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 […]

{Sephora} Formula X Press Pods

May 27, 2014


Hello Lovelies, I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. I spent the weekend surrounded by friends and family while remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. So much to be thankful for. I also went to Sephora and picked up the new Formula X Press […]

{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 […]

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

April 26, 2014


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


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 […]