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{Benefit} They’re Real Remover vs. 7 Eye Liners

July 24, 2014

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Hi Lovelies, With the launch of Benefit’s They’re Real Remover AND Liner, I wanted to see if the remover could really remove the new gel liner… along with 6 other very popular eye liners. Hard to remove eye liners to be exact. Let the challenge begin!  Benefit |  They’re Real Remover | Available here for $18  This creamy gel […]

{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 […]

{Maybelline} Color Elixir

November 3, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I hope you had a Happy Halloween!~ I can’t believe it’s already November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Pretty soon, it’ll be Christmas and then the new year! Wow. This year just flew by! So little time and so many products to try and blog/share with you! As you may know, I […]

{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 […]

{Buxom} Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner

July 9, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! When I got back home from my mini vacation (photos here), a package from Buxom was waiting at my doorstep. I love getting surprise packages, especially when they’re filled with beauty goodies! I ripped open the package and found a couple of bronzers, a luminizer, and Buxom’s new collection of “Hold The Line […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

March 20, 2013

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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 […]

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 | […]

{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 […]

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

January 22, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korea {Part II : Beauty-Full}

November 14, 2012

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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 […]

A Beauty-Full Korea…

October 23, 2012

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Hi, Just a quick post to let ya’ll know I’m in Korea for the next couple of weeks! I won’t be able to blog much while I’m out here, but I’ll be sharing photos of all the beauty-full sites (and sights), tasty treats, and late night shopping on Instagram (@prettygossip). Here’s a photo I snapped earlier […]

Urban Decay ♥ NYC {Book of Shadows III}

October 16, 2012

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I love sales and shadows… so when the Urban Decay Book of Shadows III went on sale for $39 (originally $54) with an additional 20% off (Friends and Family)… I had to get it.  This New York City inspired palette comes with 16 vintage formula colors + Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Original (nude—dries invisibly) + 24/7 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eye Make Up Remover- Almay vs Simple

February 28, 2012

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I’ve heard good things about Almay’s eye makeup remover and have been seeing a ton of ads for a new line called Simple. So I decided to pair these two brands in my eye make up remover challenge! Eye Make Up Remover Challenge Challenge: Remove myface cosmetics liquid liner, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes […]

Sigma Brushes- Kabuki and Precision

January 27, 2012

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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 […]

Loreal Infallible Eye Shadow… Finally we meet.

January 8, 2012

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I feel like I’ve been playing hide and seek with these eye shadows… them hiding, me seeking. Finally got some to test out! I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Mostly pictures. Here are my observations: SUPER pigmented. With the shimmery shades, you can apply sheer or build to an opaque finish. For sheer application, […]

BB Cream: Airbrush in a Bottle.

January 5, 2012

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I’m a big fan of BB cream because it makes you look like you’ve been airbrushed without a lot of makeup!~ Plus, they’re actually good for your skin! The perfect blend of skin care and makeup! I heart you BB Cream! BB stands for Blemish Balm, Beauty Balm, Brightening Balm… really depends on who you […]

24 Hour Color Tattoo.

January 3, 2012

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I recently picked up 2 Color Tattoos by Maybelline and put it to the test. Would it really last 24 hours? Here are the 2 colors I purchased. Both colors are very intense and opaque.The colors adhere almost immediately, so blending is a bit challenging. Tough as Taupe (left): Very matte. I couldn’t wouldn’t wear […]

Cleanser vs. Waterproof Eyeliner (part 2)

December 14, 2011

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Happy Wednesday!~ Here is part 2 of the cleanser vs. eyeliner pencil (Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Eyeliner) challenge. If you want to check out part 1 of the cleanser challenge, click here. Also, be sure to scroll all the way down to see my comparison of all 6 cleansers and my overall conclusion. […]

Paraben… What’s the fuss?

December 12, 2011

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Parabens are a preservative that is found in many health and beauty products. What are the concerns? Here’s a quick post on the basics of parabens. According to the FDA, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review researched and deemed parabens safe to use in cosmetics in December of 2005. Here’s what the FDA had to say: “FDA […]

Wonder about Animal Testing?

December 8, 2011

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Have you ever wondered if your favorite beauty brands test on animals? I’m aware that this can be a sensitive topic… so I’m not here to say that you should or should not support the brands based on this list. I just think it’s good to know so that we each can make an informed […]

The Eyeliner Line Up.

December 3, 2011

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The line up today: Pencil, liquid, cake, and gel eyeliners. Eyeliner smudges can make you look messy, tired, and crazy at times. It’s important to find the right eyeliner that works for you and the look you’re going for. Here’s my opinion on just a few eyeliners and the best way to apply them. Hope […]

BEAUTYful Monday Savings

November 28, 2011

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Some more BEAUTYful Savings. Great way to start a Monday. Bliss www.blissworld.com Discount: 20% off Bliss products Discount Code: THANKS20 Ends: Mon Dec 5 Elizabeth Arden www.elizabetharden.com Discount: 25% off entire purchase Discount Code: BF2 Ends: Mon Nov 28 Smashbox www.smashbox.com Discount: 20% off entire purchase Discount Code: SBXFF11 Ends: Mon Nov 28 Shu Uemura www.shuuemura.com Discount: […]

BEAUTYful Black Friday Savings

November 24, 2011

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Don’t miss out!!! Here are some beauty product savings starting on Black Friday! (Offers are for Friday, 11/25 only, unless otherwise indicated) theBalm: 40% off (9am-11:59pm PST) with code BLACKFRIDAY Bath & Body Works: 2011 VIP Bag (filled w/ 11 products) for $20 when you spend $40 with code VIP11 (online & in stores) Benefit: […]

“We’re going streaking!”

November 12, 2011

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Friends don’t let friends go streaking… With a hectic schedule, it happens. We put our makeup on in the car, low light, or without looking in a mirror… and sometimes, we end up with foundation streaks . Here are some ways to ensure you don’t go streaking. Feel free to pick and choose! Use the […]

Become a Curling Champion ;)

November 10, 2011

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For those of us born with stubborn straight lashes… here’s the trick to finally get the perfectly curled lashes you’ve always wanted! Follow these easy steps to become a curling champion! Follow directions on how to Hairspray Your Lashes. Please don’t literally spray your lashes Here’s the key… Curl at the base and release, curl […]