Browsing All Posts filed under »skin«

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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: […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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. […]

{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 […]

{How to} Update Your Beauty Closet

April 30, 2014


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


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 […]

Pore Cleaning Silkworm Cocoon

April 19, 2014


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


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


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… […]

{GlamGlow} ThirstyMud Hydration Mask

January 12, 2014


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


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 […]

{Dr. Jart} CC Essence Balm Review

October 3, 2013


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 […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Exfoliant Mask

August 27, 2013


Hello Pretty Gossipers! Can your skin use a little pick me up?!  Here’s a super easy DIY facial mask that will exfoliate your skin and add moisture, leaving it soft and oh so supple! Exfoliate dead skin cells, draw out impurities, unclog pores, and give a surge of moisture to your skin with my simple […]

{Benefit} Erase Paste Concealer Review

August 22, 2013


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


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


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 […]

{Homemade} Cooling Sunburn Treatment

July 26, 2013


Hello Lovelies, I’m so excited to share this DIY with you! It’s summer and I’m sure all of you are wearing sunblock… but just in case you get a sunburn, this is a must try DIY.  It’s easy and feels AMAZING. It soothes and cools like crazy. Feels like a popsicle for your skin. Even […]

{Josie Maran} Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee

June 19, 2013


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


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 […]

What do people notice about you?!

May 8, 2013


  Hello Lovelies! Have you wondered what people notice (physically) about you first? What about your most beautiful feature? Well, I got to ask a good girl friend these questions and it was really fun to see what she had to say! Here’s a couple of questions from my little Q&A. Me: What did you […]

{Heel Patch} Callus Reducing Patch

May 2, 2013


Hi Lovelies! I found this product at my local Bed Bath and Beyond (one of my favorite stores) and it caught my eye. A patch for your heels?! I finally got around to trying it out and wanted to share my thoughts with all of you. Could this be the perfect solution for sandal season?! […]

{Spongeables} Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer

April 24, 2013


Hello Lovelies! The weather has been beautiful in Los Angeles and it’s really starting to feel like summer. This means it’s time to get out your favorite sandals… or go shopping for new ones! Here are some of my picks from my (current) favorite shoe designer, Sam Edelman. To be summer sandal ready, it’s important […]

{Homemade} Sugar Foot Scrub

April 12, 2013


Hello!~ Summer’s right around the corner so it’s time to get your feet ready for the beach, pool, and your favorite pair of sandals. Moisturizer is important, but it all starts with a good exfoliation. Here’s a really quick, but effective homemade foot scrub. Enjoy and good luck! Ingredients for 1 use: 1/2 cup of […]

Today’s Special on QVC {It Cosmetics: 5-piece Color Collection}

March 18, 2013


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


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 | […]

{DIY} Exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub

February 8, 2013


Hello Lovelies! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?! Still looking for the perfect gift for your special someone?… Well, what better gift than a softer and smoother YOU?! Last month, I shared how to get soft lips with this homemade sugar lip scrub tutorial. In today’s tutorial, I’ll share how you can get soft and […]

The Worst {Drugstore} BB Cream is…

January 10, 2013


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


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 […]

My Latest Skincare Changes…

December 13, 2012


I’ve always been pretty good about taking care of my skin. Two things I religiously do day and night without fail is cleansing and moisturizing my face. This isn’t because I’m super disciplined. My super dry and sensitive skin demands it and behaves very badly when I don’t follow a strict skincare regimen. When I […]

{Cleansing Oils} Josie Maran vs. Shu Uemura

December 7, 2012


Hello Lovelies, 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 […]

{How To} Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

December 3, 2012


Happy Monday. It was a gloomy weekend in Los Angeles, but I still managed to have fun and eat some good food (photos here). Makeup brushes are essential beauty tools we use on a daily basis, but we pay very little attention to them. Probably because we want to ignore how dirty they are and […]

Le Metier de Beaute: CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10 ai Mask Set

October 10, 2012


Happy Wednesdsay!~ Chemical peels usually scare the bejesus out of me. Here’s how it usually goes: {Chemical peels + my skin = stinging, burning, redness, irritation, regret and tears} When I was invited to my local Neiman Marcus by Le Metier de Beaute (“the craft of beauty”) to try out their new CHEM60 Pro-Peel and […]

Vivant Skincare: Marine Cream & Green Tea Cleanser

October 5, 2012


Have you heard of Vivant Skincare?! I’ve been enjoying Vivant Skincare’s Marine Skin Nourishment Cream and Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser for a few months and I’m impressed. I love how gentle these products are on my sensitive skin, the simple (but sturdy) packaging, and subtle scents! Marine Skin Nourishing Cream ($60.50 for 3.3oz): A rich […]

Koh Gen Do: Moisture Concealer Compact

September 24, 2012


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


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: […]

LUSH: Sex Bomb {Bath Bomb}

September 11, 2012


After loving my experience with Lush’s Dragon’s Egg, I was super excited to try their most popular bath bomb: Sex Bomb. Isn’t it pretty?! Here’s why I love this bath bomb: It smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and beautifully scented. I’d describe the scent as a jasmine/floral-y musk. I don’t like […]

{DIY} The MOST Moisturizing Under Eye Concealer!

September 5, 2012


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


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 […]

LUSH: Dragon’s Egg {Bath Bomb}

August 28, 2012


First of all, thank you all for your support of my current giveaway. I’m over 2,000 Facebook likes and the MEGA Giveaway is unlocked and ready for someone to win! Thank you. I recently made a trip to LUSH and picked up a few fun products. The product I’ll review today is a fizzing bath […]