{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 […]

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{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 […]

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{Homemade} Moisturizing Hair Treatment Mask

May 30, 2013

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DIY Hair Treatment Hero

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 […]

{Instant Nailart} Sephora X : The Toppers (Chaotic)

May 27, 2013

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I picked up some goodies from Sephora this weekend and am so excited to share an exciting find! I picked up 2 polishes, but I want to focus your attention to the black and white polish (Chaotic) on the bottom left. It immediately caught my […]

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My Week In Photos…

May 18, 2013

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The weather has been unpredictable, but I haven’t minded too much since I’m indoors most of the day. Even with the weather being a bit moody, it’s been a great couple of weeks! Here’s what I’ve been up to!  Source: Instagram (@prettygossip) First, let’s start off with my current SpaRitual Favorites Giveaway! Don’t miss your […]

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{OCC} Lip Tar Stained Gloss

May 16, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, When Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics came out with their Lip Tar, I was SO excited. Upon trying them… I was disappointed because they left my (already dry) lips feeling and looking super duper dry. To make matters worse, the Lip Tars have such great staining and staying power, I couldn’t get them off! I […]

5 Things I Notice Most About Others…

May 14, 2013

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Last week, I asked a friend what they first noticed about me (post here). This week, I reveal what I notice most about others. Since it’s impossible to judge someone’s character based on first impression, I’ve left it off my list. My list is just based on what I notice within the first 10 seconds […]

{Mani Monday} Beach + Bikini Nailart

May 13, 2013

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Hi! Mondays are a drag, but at least we have Mani Mondays! It’s been a while since I did some nailart so I played around this weekend and created some looks. Last time, I was inspired by giraffe print (view tutorial here). This time, the perfect California weather was my inspiration in creating the perfect […]

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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 […]

Posted in: skin

{SpaRitual} Favorites + Instagram Giveaway!

May 7, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’m so happy to write this post! 2 reasons for my excitement. I’ve discovered a new topcoat that really challenges my beloved Seche Vite (review here) for the title of All-Time Best! AND… it’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway so I’ve decided to give away a set of my SpaRitual […]

Posted in: nails, product review

{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?! […]

Posted in: product review, skin

3 Beauty Tips to Get Noticed!

April 30, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! This post will cover my top 3 beauty tips to feel good, look good, and get you noticed! 1. Get your beauty sleep. It’s not called beauty sleep for no reason! You need plenty of sleep for your body feel it’s best, and when you feel good… you look good! Here’s Kobe trying […]

Bloomingdale’s Private Sale with Extra Power Points!

April 26, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Confession time. Last weekend, Bloomingdale’s was having their pre-sale to their Private Sale (which is going on right now 4/26 to 4/28) and I went a little crazy. I’ll share my purchases on Instagram (@prettygossip) soon, so be sure to follow me! But in the meantime… I wanted to make sure you knew […]

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{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 […]

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{Sephora} Chic Week 15% Off

April 20, 2013

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Sephora 15 off

Hello Lovelies! Start your weekend beauty-fully! It’s Chic Week(end) at Sephora and that means all beauty insiders get 15% off your purchase! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on your beauty favorites and/or try some new products. Remember, this offer ends this weekend! Promo codes and details below. 15% off promo codes: Beauty insiders […]

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{Urban Decay} Naked vs. Naked Basics Palette

April 17, 2013

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Pretty Gossip Naked vs Naked Basics Package

Urban Decay has done it again. They’ve given us another reason to get Naked! If you already have the Naked and/or Naked2 palette(s) and are wondering if you should get the Naked Basics palette… keep reading! If you’re trying to decide between the original Naked, Naked2, and/or the Naked Basics palette… I’m glad you’re here. […]

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{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 […]

Posted in: skin, tips & tricks, tutorial

Love is in the air…

April 10, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Spring is in full bloom and L-O-V-E is in the air. Seems like everyone is getting engaged or married! I went to a bridal shower this past weekend (see photo below) and I have 4 weddings lined up in the next few months! With so many bachlorette parties (Vegas photos here), bridal showers, […]

{How To} Giraffe Print Nail Tutorial

April 8, 2013

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Giraffe Nail Look

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 […]

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{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 […]

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Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

March 26, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve had a fun couple of weeks and wanted to share a few photos from Instagram (@prettygossip). Enjoy! Here’s Kobe getting a facial… He doesn’t look too happy here, but check out his after photo here! Such a cutie. Love this Madewell shirt!.. minus the huge […]

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It Cosmetics : Vitality Lip Flush Butter

March 22, 2013

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with It Cosmetics. If you’ve never tried It Cosmetics, I highly recommend the brand. They offer a line of great products including amazing brushes, and the brand is completely paraben and cruelty free! I’ve been using the Vitality Lip Flush Butters for a few weeks now and can’t get enough! They’re […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

March 20, 2013

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Fake Up

Have you heard? Benefit just launched a “hydrating crease-control concealer!” Could it be true? Hydrating and crease control all rolled up into a super cute, sleek, and easy-to-carry stick? Hold on to your seats ladies… Fake Up lives up to all that it promises! An ultrahydrating crease-control concealer. Cover-up goes incognito. This moisturizing crease-control concealer […]

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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 […]

Pretty Gossip’s 200th Post!

March 15, 2013

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200th Giveaway

For Pretty Gossip’s 200th post, I’d like to direct the attention to all of you! Thank you so much for visiting Pretty Gossip and gossiping with me on all things pretty. Every one of your likes, shares, tweets, pins, and comments have been a huge encouragement to me. A little over a year ago, Pretty […]

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{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 […]

Posted in: diy, hair, tips & tricks, tutorial

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream

February 28, 2013

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Revlon Photoready BB Cream and Others

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 | […]

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{Sneak Peek} Youngblood Spring 2013

February 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I’m a huge fan of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics so I’m happy to provide you a sneak peek of their fun and colorful Spring 2013 collection (available March 1, 2013). If you’re looking for a bubblegum pink lipstick, look no further. Super creamy, smooth, and pigmented. A beautiful teal gel eye liner that’s perfect […]

Easy Nail Art Ideas

February 12, 2013

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Hello! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I like to experiment with nail polish and nail art techniques. In case you missed them, here’s some of my latest adventures in nail art! Testing out the dotting tool. Note to self… wait until the polish is completely dry before applying topcoat. Some of the […]

Posted in: Instagram, nails

{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 […]

Maybelline :: Color Whisper Lipstick

February 1, 2013

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Maybelline Whisper Swatch- both

Have you heard? Maybelline launched a lipstick called Color Whisper for Spring 2013! I picked up 2 colors (Mocha Muse & Made It Mauve) and they instantly reminded me of Revlon’s Lip Butter (review here). Whisper (in my opinion) is a hybrid: mostly lightweight lipstick and part balm. The Color Whisper line comes in 20 […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

Instagram {@prettygossip}

January 29, 2013

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My favorite social media platform lately has been Instagram. I love being able to share snapshots of my life and also see what you’re up to. If you’re Instagram, follow me and leave your user id in the comments below… I’d love to “see” you! {Btw… any of you on Vine App? Not convinced it’s […]

{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 […]

Lorac Pro Palette {vs. Urban Decay’s Naked Palette}

January 22, 2013

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Lorac Pro Palette

I LOVE my Urban Decay Naked palette (review here), but often wished it had more matte shades. My wish has come true with Lorac’s Pro palette! It comes with 8 amazing mattes and 8 beautiful shimmer shades! A total of 16 super soft shadows with great color payoff. Love it! LORAC PRO PALETTE $42. (Available […]

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Revlon: ColorStay Ultimate Suede

January 18, 2013

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Hello lovelies! I typically have 3-8 lip products in my purse at any given time (including my beloved Revlon Lip Butters), so I was excited to try out Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. The word “Suede” definitely piqued my curiosity. I automatically thought “matte,” but let’s see what Revlon had in mind! About $9.99. Available […]

Posted in: lips, makeup, product review

{DIY} Homemade Lip Scrub: Remedy for Dry/Chapped Lips

January 13, 2013

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Contrary to common belief, lip balm is not the best way to combat dry chapped lips. Exfoliation is the 1st (and critical) step in fighting chapped lips! Exfoliating your lips twice a week will help rid of dead skin cells leaving lips soft and smooth, which allows moisture (aka lip balms) to penetrate your lips! […]

Posted in: beauty experiment, diy, lips

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 […]

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Hello 2013!

January 1, 2013

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2012 was amazing… but let’s make 2013 even better! Thank you all SO much for all your kind comments, emails, and support. I hope some of the pretty gossip has been helpful in helping you look and feel more beautiful. Cheers to making more happy and beautiful memories in 2013! Cheers! Mindy

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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 […]

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My Favorites + Giveaway!

December 26, 2012

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PrettyGossip- Favorites Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. Winner will be announced shortly. Tis the season to give… ♥ Just because Christmas is past doesn’t mean that the giving has to stop! To extend the season of giving (and show my appreciation for my readers!), I’m giving away some of my favorite products in My Favorites Giveaway (#PGFavGiveaway)! This […]

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11 Gift Ideas {starting at $15}

December 16, 2012

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Are you still searching for the perfect gift? Here are 11 gift ideas for the beauty, fashion, music, and/or food enthusiasts in your life! Scroll to view, hover for info, and click to buy! See anything you like? For more gift ideas, please check out my Pinterest page! Until next time, stay pretty… inside and […]

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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 […]

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{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 […]

{Cleansing Oils} Josie Maran vs. Shu Uemura

December 7, 2012

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Josie vs Shu Uemura Oils

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 […]

Great {Beauty} Gift Ideas at 20% Off!

December 3, 2012

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Skinstore Sale

SkinStore.com is having a 20% off storewide! This means it’s the perfect time to stock up on favorites, shop for gifts, or pick up some items from your wish list that’s “too expensive!” Maybe I’ll pick up some gifts and apply the “one for you, one for me” rule. With 20% off, it’s definitely tempting! […]

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{How To} Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner

December 3, 2012

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Homemade Brush Cleaner

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 […]

Paraffin Nutrition Nail Packs {The Face Shop}

December 1, 2012

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PrettyGossip- Faceit Nail

A quick review on The Face Shop nail packs. I tried out the Paraffin Nutrition Nail Pack because my cuticles were peeling and cracked. I’d never tried a nail or hand mask, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The package was split up into 2 sides, each containing 5 packs. Basically, you need to […]

Posted in: body, mask, product review

Shades of the Season Giveaway {Le Metier de Beaute x Pretty Gossip}

November 27, 2012

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Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone that participated with the giveaway! The 2 lucky winners are… Shasha Y. from CA and Julie P. from TX. Congrats ladies! Happy Wednesday!~ I recently discovered Le Metier de Beaute and have been obsessed with them. Ya’ll know I love to share products I love, so I’m […]

Instagram Joy {@prettygossip}

November 27, 2012

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Lights

Happy Tuesday! Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with lots of love and food. I spent the week eating with family, friends and celebrating birthdays. As my Instagram profile states… “Beauty is anything that gives joy.” Here’s where I found joy this week… Hope you EnJOY! 1. New polish that I adore. Shhh… Exclusive inside scoop […]

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2012 Thanksgiving Day Sales and Coupon Codes.

November 22, 2012

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Coupon Codes

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so very thankful, grateful, and truly blessed. I hope this post finds you surrounded by love, family and friends. ❤ Since I only posted beauty related coupon codes on my previous post, I wanted to make a list for all the pretty gossiping fashionistas! Here’s a list of sales, deals, and […]

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