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{Tutorial} Cross Hatch Gradient Nails

July 2, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, More than half the year is over and 4th of July is right around the corner! A couple of years ago, I shared my Splatter Paint Nail Tutorial which is still one of my most popular sites. Thank you, thank you, thank you if you’ve tried, pinned, shared, and/or commented on the post.  […]

{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 […]

{Pony Tail Curling Trick} Loose Curls in 2 Minutes!

May 5, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, I know it’s been awhile since my last hair tutorial, but I wanted to make sure that my next tutorial would be something you’d love and haven’t seen anywhere else! Well I’m super excited to share what I’ve named the Pony Tail Curling Trick. Seriously, it’s a GAME CHANGER and you saw it […]

Must Try Halloween Nail Art!

September 28, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, It’s almost October which means Halloween is just around the corner! As you may know, I love to dress up my nails all year-long, but especially during Halloween. To help your nails get ready for Halloween, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite nail art DIYs. I hope one of these tutorials inspire […]

{How To} Easily Remove Glitter Polish

September 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I am SO excited to bring you this DIY nail tutorial. If you love nail polish, listen up! This is a game changer especially if you love glitter nail polish. I often find myself avoiding glitter polishes because they’re SO hard to remove! Well, not anymore! No more rubbing or soaking your nails […]

Luxe for Less!

September 5, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Feeling beautiful shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. Sure I’ll splurge from time to time, but for the most part… I love treating myself to simple homemade/DIY luxuries which costs wayyyy less! Here are a few ways to get LUXE for LESS! Oh, and the best part is that you probably have all […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{How To} Make A Matte Topcoat

July 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Happy Mani Monday! I love nail art (as seen here and here), but I like to keep it simple sometimes and wear a solid color like red, orange, or black. To give my existing solid colors a twist, I’ve been using a matte topcoat to create new looks. The matte finish is subdued […]

4th of July Inspired Nail Art

July 1, 2013

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Hello! I hope you’ve had a great weekend! I can’t believe 4th of July is only a few days away! Last year, I shared my 4th of July Splatter Paint Nail Art Tutorial which was inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock. The tutorial has been repinned almost 80,000 times on Pinterest and is still one […]

{Homemade} Moisturizing Hair Treatment Mask

May 30, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, Its (almost) summer and you’re probably spending more time outdoors. A day of hiking, lounging at the beach, or bbq-ing in the backyard is a lot of fun, but prolonged exposure to the sun is very drying, damaging, and hard on your hair. Unlike your skin, which should always be protected with sunblock […]

{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 […]

{How To} Giraffe Print Nail Tutorial

April 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! I recently shared my giraffe print nail look on Instagram (@prettygossip) and received a great response. Some of you even asked for a tutorial, so here it is! This nail tutorial is super easy, customizable, and there’s no wrong way to do it. If you’re intimidated […]

{DIY} Homemade Deodorizing Tablets

April 2, 2013

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While doing a little spring cleaning, I noticed my shoe closet smelled stale and was in need of a little help in the odor department. I went searching online for a homemade remedy and came across a deodorizing tablet recipe on One Good Thing. I’m very happy with the (adorable) results and excited to share […]

{How To} Get Beachy Waves with No Heat!

March 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! My first No Heat Waves Tutorial got SO much love from my readers (thank you!), I thought I’d share another easy way to get beautiful beachy waves without using any heat! What’s the difference between my first no heat tutorial and this one? With today’s technique, you can sleep while it works it’s […]

{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 […]

{DIY} Homemade Jewelry Cleaner (No Scrubbing!)

January 24, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

{How To} Depot your Eyeshadows, Bronzers and Blushes

October 19, 2012

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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 to […]

{How To} Depot Cardboard Eyeshadow Palettes

October 17, 2012

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Yesterday, I posted my review and swatches on the Urban Decay: Book of Shadows III (on sale for $39). My only complaint: bulky packaging! Today, I’d like to share how I depotted the big and bulky shadow palette into a compact and slim Unii Palette! I won my Unii Palette on Instagram a few weeks […]

{How To} Marbled Nails: Easy, Waterless, & Mess Free

October 6, 2012

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram… you know I love me some nail DIYs! I recently tried marbling and it did NOT turn out well. Aside from the less-than-desirable results, it was so~ time consuming. I don’t have the time or the patience! Thank goodness I saw this foolproof, waterless, and mess free […]

{How To} Sponge Halloween Candy Corn Nail DIY

October 2, 2012

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I’ve been crazy for nail art lately! If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this. It’s been so much fun experimenting with Halloween nail looks and sharing some of the best (aka easiest) looks with you (here and here). This nail DIY is no different. Not only is the candy corn nail look […]

{How To} Scary & Bloody Halloween Nail DIY

September 21, 2012

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Boo! Can you believe it’ll be Halloween in a few weeks?!? If you’re looking for a Halloween nail DIY, here’s a bloody nail look that’s very easy to create. Probably easier than my Splatter Paint Nails… which by the way, is also fun way to create a bloody splatter nail look! Whatever you dress up […]

Black x Red Nails {Sponge Gradient Nail Tutorial}

September 17, 2012

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Happy Monday!~ I hope everyone had a great weekend. Halloween is coming up, so I spent some time this weekend trying to create a scary, bloody nail look. While I didn’t achieve the bloody look I was going for… I was quite pleased with this beautiful black and glittery red look I created using the […]

Fall 2012 Essentials {Makeup and Accessories}

September 8, 2012

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#NYFW#NYFW #NYFW #NYFW and more #NYFW. OMG, its everywhere! While I LOVE seeing amazingly tall and lean models strut on the runway in the latest in fashion, makeup and hair styles… I can’t help but ask myself, “Would I ever be able to wear that?” As much as I want to say “yes,” the honest […]

{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 […]

{Quick Fix} Grown Out Gel Nails

August 8, 2012

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I posted this photo on Instagram and people seemed to really like the idea, so I thought I’d just do a really quick post on it. If you’re on Pinterest, I’d pin this for later. Just sayin… I’ve had my 2nd set of gel nails for about 2 weeks now and needless to say, they’ve […]

{Tutorial} The Perfect Sock Bun

August 1, 2012

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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

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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 […]

MoltoBene Clay Esthe Pack : Best Hair Conditioner

July 30, 2012

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Hello Beautiful! I shared this photo on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and some of you asked me what it was. Well, I’m here to share with you today that this is THE best conditioner… ever. A few years ago, I shared with my hair stylist that my hair was super dry and tangled […]

At Home Gel Nail Polish: Tutorial + Tips

July 17, 2012

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Happy Tuesday! With so much talk about gel nail polish, I decided to check it out for myself. In today’s post, I’ll provide a step by step tutorial, some best practices, and the pros and cons on gel nail polish. Step by Step: Prepare your nails. Cut, file down to desired length, and clean/push back […]

How To: Splatter Paint Nails

June 25, 2012

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With the Olympic trials in full swing and the 4th of July right around the corner, I decided to get patriotic with my nail art this weekend! I searched for a quick and easy way to wear all 3 colors of the American flag and decided that splatter paint would be the perfect (and easiest) […]

Jewelry DIY: Silk x Chain Braid Bracelet / Necklace

June 7, 2012

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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

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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 […]

All Natural Homemade Lip Balm

May 3, 2012

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As promised, an easy Beauty DIY~ All Natural Homemade Lip Balm! If I can do it, you can do it. It’s so e.a.s.y. Another reason I love this DIY is because I have chronically dry lips and use a ton of lip balm. Making my own with all natural ingredients saves money and I know […]

Eyelash Curling and Mascara Routine

April 26, 2012

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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, […]

Get your Nail Stick on!!

April 12, 2012

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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 […]

I ♥ Sticky Bobby Pins~

March 7, 2012

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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 […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Inspired DIY Bling Doggie Collar

March 2, 2012

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I’m guilty. I like to dress my dog up for special occasions. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to get my four legged friend fashionably pinch-proof ready without breaking the bank. After experiencing sticker shock at the local pet stores and boutiques… I decided to make something on my own. Here’s […]

Gorgeous Soft Waves with No Heat

February 29, 2012

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Hello Beautiful!~ Here’s a easy hair trick I’ve been using for years. This simple hair trick requires no heat or products, but is a great way to enhance your curls/waves and eliminate frizz. Scroll down to see instructions and tips on how it can even work for straight hair! Good luck~ For wavy/curly hair: This […]