Browsing All posts tagged under »nail polish«

{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.  […]

{Sephora} Formula X Press Pods

May 27, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. I spent the weekend surrounded by friends and family while remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. So much to be thankful for. I also went to Sephora and picked up the new Formula X Press […]

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 […]

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Nail Polish Chipping!

June 26, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, How many times have you gotten a manicure only to have it chip the next day?! Wanna know how you can make your manicure last longer? Look no further!  I did a little research and picked the brains of my local nail technicians to bring you the 5 best ways to make your […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Josie Maran : Bear Naked {Nail Wipes}

November 11, 2012

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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 […]

{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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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) […]

Fun in the Sun! Pixi Giveaway!

June 17, 2012

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It’s giveaway time again! Woohoo!~ This giveaway will include Pixi’s Bronze Bloom Trio (bronzer + 2 blushes) and 3 fun new nail polish colors! The bronzer and 2 blushes are great for all skin tones and the nail polish colors are sooooo cute! (Cost: $28.  Available at Zappos | Target | ASOS) Bronzer: The palette […]

Nailed it!

May 22, 2012

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I share my nail polish looks frequently on Instagram, and sometimes on Facebook… but I thought I’d do a nail post and share some of my favorite looks with you. Hope you enjoy!~ ::Colorful Nails:: 1. OPI: Meet Me On the Star Ferry + Sally Hansen: Big Money 2. Sally Hansen: Big Money 3.Nails Inc: […]

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 […]

Pretty Gossip hosts a Beauty Party!~

March 25, 2012

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This weekend, I hosted a Benefit Cosmetics / Beauty Party! Thank you Benefit Cosmetics and House Party for choosing me to host the “Laughter is the Best Cosmetic” house party and sending me great products to test out and share with Pretty Gossip’s earliest supporters and personal friends! Benefit sent a ton of stuff to share, […]

myface cosmetics

February 22, 2012

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I’m so glad I got to try myface cosmetics… just in time to share a gift with purchase code with you!~ Use code: blogbling to receive a free Silver Screen Blingtone ($20 value) with the purchase of any other myface product (at least 1 myface item must be purchased to receive the free blingtone). The […]

Amazing Top Coat

January 18, 2012

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Well, it’s been 5 days since I gave myself a mini-manicure and I’m impressed with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat! It totally performed! Even after an active long weekend, my nail polish is STILL looking great!~ Wow. Here’s a look at day 1 and 5 days later!~   You can see that my nails […]

Complimentary Nail Polishes!

January 13, 2012

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I’ve been wearing Essie’s Cocktail Bling + Pure Pearlfection and have gotten many compliments! So I wanted to share with you how the pair looks together. Plus, I just picked up a bottle of Seche Vite… heard soooo much about this top coat. We shall see… Cocktail Bling is a great shade of gray with […]

Leave it all on the dance floor~

November 27, 2011

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The occasional booty shaking and fist pumping on the dance floor is great. But that’s where the shaking and pumping should stay… on the dance floor. If you shake your nail polish and/or pump your mascara, you may want to reconsider. Nail polish: Shaking the bottle will create air bubbles within the polish making it […]

Nail biter…

November 18, 2011

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It was in  junior high when I decided that enough was enough. I made the conscious decision to stop biting my nails. Why you ask? Was it because I finally realized how gross, disgusting, unsanitary, and ugly it was? Nope. Those reasons weren’t enough… I wanted to wear the sheer pink nail polish by hello […]