Browsing All Posts filed under »skin«

{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 […]

{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 […]

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… […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Exfoliant Mask

August 27, 2013

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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

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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 […]

{Homemade} Cooling Sunburn Treatment

July 26, 2013

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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

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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 […]

What do people notice about you?!

May 8, 2013

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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 | […]

{DIY} Exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub

February 8, 2013

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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

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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 […]

My Latest Skincare Changes…

December 13, 2012

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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

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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 […]

{How To} Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

December 3, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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: […]

LUSH: Sex Bomb {Bath Bomb}

September 11, 2012

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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

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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 […]

LUSH: Dragon’s Egg {Bath Bomb}

August 28, 2012

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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 […]

♥ 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 […]

{How to} Shower for Clean and Clear Skin

August 6, 2012

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fake a Glow Job with Soap and Glory!

June 11, 2012

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Hello Everyone!~ Have you heard of Soap and Glory? You might have seen them showing up at some Sephora stores. They’re a cheeky U.K. brand that offers popular products like Righteous Butter Body Butter (which I haven’t tried, but can’t wait to get my hands on), Sexy Mother Pucker (an amazing lip plumper), and Flake […]

Goodbye Smile Lines. Hello Smiles.

May 26, 2012

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Saying goodbye to smile lines is REALLY something to smile about! Today, I tried a hydration mask specifically made for the area around the mouth and was so impressed, I had to share it with you asap! “Dedicated anti-wrinkle patch cares for wrinkles around the mouth (smile lines) by fundamentally caring for factors causing smile […]

Snail Cream- Latest Beauty Craze

April 30, 2012

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Last week, I wrote my first article on Refinery29 and alerted everyone of the latest beauty trend in Korea: Snail Cream! Today, I’m happy to give you all a review of the actual cream and share some thoughts on it. I first heard about Snail Cream from a friend, while we were pretty gossiping about […]

I Tattooed My Eyebrows!

April 17, 2012

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I tattooed my eyebrows! After years of researching, I had finally found the perfect tattoo artist who came referred to me by 2 separate reliable sources, and after meeting her… I knew she was the one and it was the right time. I’ve been meaning to write a post on brow tattoos for some time […]

Estee Lauder: DayWear BB Cream

April 4, 2012

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Yes, another review on a BB Cream. Why am I so obsessed with BB Creams? Well… in my opinion, BB Creams are the perfect blend between a makeup and skin care product! Not only does it offer sheer coverage, but BB Creams usually offer skin care benefits like: hydration, antioxidants, vitamins, brightening agents, anti-aging ingredients […]

Garnier: The Brusher Microbead Cleanser

April 3, 2012

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Garnier is a drugstore brand that’s been earning a lot of brownie points lately. I purchased Garnier BB Cream a few months back and was quite impressed. Now, I’m using their “The Brusher Microbead Cleanser” and I’m quite happy with it too!~ For those of you that know me… I’m a bit obsessed about skincare […]

Laszlo Blue: Firmarine SPF 30

March 29, 2012

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I’ve been searching for a daytime cream (with a minimum SPF of 30) for some time now and I’m absolutely in love with Laszlo Blue’s Firmarine  SPF 30! “This firming cream is a breakthrough skincare treatment that strengthens and nourishes the skin with its powerful ingredients. Its beneficial main ingredient, Spirulina Maxima, is a sustainable […]