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{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

{DIY} Homemade Jewelry Cleaner (No Scrubbing!)

January 24, 2013


Nothing worked. I couldn’t get my (very) tarnished silver jewelry clean and shiny. Short of paying a professional to steam clean my jewelry, I’d tried everything and been disappointed. Then I saw a homemade jewelry cleaner on Pinterest and thought why not. I’d given up hope on restoring my jewelry so what did I have […]

{Tutorial} The Perfectly Messy Sock Bun

December 10, 2012


Complete Sock Bun Series. Part 1. How to make a Sock Donut. Click Here for Tutorial. Part 2. Perfect Sock Bun. Click Here for Tutorial. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun. This post! Keep reading. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun Tutorial. First I’d like to thank all of you for making my Perfect Sock […]

{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 […]

Fake 8 Hours of Sleep! {Conceal and Brighten}

November 20, 2012


As I get older, the area under my eyes are getting darker and duller. In this post, I’ll share 2 products that have helped me conceal and brighten my tired looking eyes. Enter Mally’s Cancellation Conditioning Concealer and Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch to the rescue! Below are swatches of Mally Cancellation Concealer […]

Cute Strawberry Sponge Rollers : Etude House {Heatless Curls}

November 18, 2012


Here’s a really quick post on the Etude House Strawberry Sponge Rollers I picked up on my recent Korean beauty haul! Set of 4 Etude House Strawberry Rollers $6.99. Available HERE! My results: Each pack comes with 4 rollers. I knew 4 rollers wouldn’t be enough for my entire head, so I picked up two […]

Korea {Part II : Beauty-Full}

November 14, 2012


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 […]

Josie Maran : Bear Naked {Nail Wipes}

November 11, 2012


Saw these Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes while in line at Sephora and of course, I had to get it. I had my doubts about the little grapefruit scented pads because they seemed too thin and small to be able to remove 10 nails worth of polish… but surprisingly, they worked really well. With […]

Abreva Conceal Patch {Review}

November 5, 2012


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


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 […]

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 […]

{Tutorial} The Perfect Sock Bun

August 1, 2012


Part 2. The Perfect Sock Bun. Welcome to the second part to my sock bun series! Yesterday’s post showed you How to Make a Sock Bun at home. Today’s post will show you how to use your homemade Sock Bun donut for “The Perfect Sock Bun.” Btw… If you can’t get it to work, you […]

How to: Make a Sock Bun Donut

July 31, 2012


Complete Sock Bun Series. Part 1. How to make a Sock Donut. This post! Keep reading. Part 2. Perfect Sock Bun. Click Here for tutorial. Part 3. Perfectly Messy Sock Bun. Click Here for tutorial. Part 1. How To Make A Sock Bun Donut Have you heard of the “sock bun?” Here’s me with my […]

Jewelry DIY: Silk x Chain Braid Bracelet / Necklace

June 7, 2012


Hello!~ Hope everyone is having a great day! I generally keep my posts focused on beauty, but Pretty Gossip (as the tagline reads) is about “all things that help us look and feel pretty.” So~ I asked myself, “What makes me feel and look pretty besides makeup and skincare?” The answer was easy: JEWELRY! So… […]

Nail Stamping Kit Tutorial

May 21, 2012


Here’s a quick review and tutorial on how to use the Salon Express: Nail Art Stamping Kit. I got my kit at Ross for $7. It was cheap so I decided to give it a try. Scroll down for the finished look, but first… here’s some pros and cons: It’s time consuming- you have to […]

The Perfect Poof Without The Tease!

May 11, 2012


I’m sure you’ve seen these and wondered… “Do Bumpits really work?” I wondered the same thing for years before purchasing Bumpits. Was this really a product that can give me the perfect poof without any teasing? I really tried to make it work, but was very disappointed. Here’s why Bumpits did NOT work for me: […]

Eyelash Curling and Mascara Routine

April 26, 2012


A while back, I shared my secret trick on how I get my super straight lashes to curl. Since my previous post was about mascara, I thought I’d share my daily eyelash curling and mascara routine through a easy to follow (I hope) tutorial. This tutorial is meant for an everyday look perfect for school, […]

Eyeko Curvy and Skinny Mascara vs. Others

April 24, 2012


I’m so happy to share a new mascara with you today- Eyeko! I’ve been using Eyeko’s Curvy and Skinny Brush mascaras for a couple of months now and been really enjoying it! Eyeko launched in 1999, but they recently re-named, re-worked and revamped their mascaras introducing: Fat, Skinny, and Curvy. Pictured below are my Skinny […]

Get your Nail Stick on!!

April 12, 2012


I posted this photo on my Facebook and Instagram and asked all of you which you liked better. Most of you chose the Salon Effects from Sally Hansen over the OPI Trend Tips. I liked that one too Is it just me, or did anyone else immediately think of the movie “Nacho Libre” upon seeing […]

Garnier: The Brusher Microbead Cleanser

April 3, 2012


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 […]

Nail and Cuticle Oil

March 17, 2012


Over the past year, I’ve accumulated 4 different types of cuticle/nail oils. Why? I wasn’t satisfied! So my search continued… until now. 😉 See which one of these 4 nailed it!~ Sally Hansen: Cuticle Massage Cream (~$5) This cuticle cream is very dense, but I wasn’t happy with the moisture it provided. I used it […]

I ♥ Sticky Bobby Pins~

March 7, 2012


If you have straight hair like me, you probably get frustrated with bobby pins that constantly slide down your hair. You can always use 2 bobby pins and cross them like a “X” for extra hold… but sometimes you don’t feel like it, right? My solution?! Make my bobby pins “stick” to my hair!~ Here’s […]

Le Edge: Next Generation in Exfoliation

March 4, 2012


About a month ago, I attended a Night Of Beauty hosted by Three Day Rule and Spaphile. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m so glad I went! Champagne and goodie bags flowed throughout the night. Basically, I was in Beauty Heaven. They even had pamper stations, influencer lounges and retailers like Sole Society were […]

Sigma Brushes- Kabuki and Precision

January 27, 2012


I’ve been meaning to buy some makeup brushes and was excited to find Sigma Makeup. They carry tons of brushes and the prices are affordable!~ Each brush I purchased were between $14-$16. With a hopeful heart I ordered 4 brushes with a 10% off discount code (0112XJML) : 2 kabuki brushes for foundation/blush and 2 […]