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{Head & Shoulders} A Healthy Scalp for Beautiful Hair

May 3, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

{Bliss} Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment

July 11, 2014

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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

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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 […]

{Sephora} Formula X Press Pods

May 27, 2014

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

Pore Cleaning Silkworm Cocoon

April 19, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! I have an interesting Asian beauty product to share with you today! Silkworm cocoons (100% silk) which claims to exfoliate dead skin cells and help unclog pores. Available on Amazon. Here’s a closer look at the little silk cocoons. They slip onto your fingertips so you can massage all over your face. I […]

{la prairie} Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection

February 17, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, It’s been too long! I’ve missed you all. The beginning of the year has been extremely busy but I’m back and promise to bring you more posts. To see my daily shenanigans, please follow me on Instagram or Facebook! Today, I’m pleased to bring you my review of la prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream […]

{Clearasil} Refreshing Superfruit Scrub

January 19, 2014

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Hey hey hey! Today I’ll be blogging about Clearasil’s Refreshing Superfruit Scrub! I received a free sample (get your free sample here!) and I’m so glad I got to try it. It’s always nice to have a drugstore option as opposed to shelling out a ton of money for a scrub. Don’t get me wrong… […]

{It’s A 10} Miracle Leave-In Lite

January 15, 2014

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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 […]

{GlamGlow} ThirstyMud Hydration Mask

January 12, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great New Year! I can’t believe it’s already halfway through January… Pretty soon, it’ll be MLK and Valentine’s Day! Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on the newest addition to the GLAMGLOW family: THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. I am in LOVE with this hydration mask! I’ve tried a […]

New Year + New Beauty Habits = A Better You!

January 3, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve missed you! It’s a new year so I wanted to do a post challenging you (yes, you!) to break 5 bad beauty habits and/or make 5 good beauty habits. You may only be […]

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} Baby Lips Dr. Rescue

November 12, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Hope you’re having a great week. I have a great and inexpensive lip product to share with you! I picked up 2 Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue a few weeks ago and have been using them non stop. I wasn’t a fan of the original Baby Lips so I had low expectations, but […]

{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 […]

{Living Proof} Choose 2, Win 2 Giveaway!

October 15, 2013

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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. […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

The Latest Korean Beauty Craze is…

June 17, 2013

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Hello!~ Many Koreans will stop at (almost) nothing if a product is rumored to be good for the skin. I’m one of those Koreans(!), so I was happy to join in on the BB cream craze, and even braved putting snail slime (details here) on my face in the name of beauty. So what’s the […]

{Soap & Glory} A Great Kisser- Lip Moisture Balm

June 14, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, This is just a quick post on a new lip balm I picked up at Sephora this past weekend. I love a lot of Soap and Glory’s products (review here and here) so I was really excited to try “A Great Kisser Moisture Lip Balm.” As usual, they have their super cute packaging […]

{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 […]