Browsing All posts tagged under »skin«

{Bliss} Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment

July 11, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Hope you’re having a great summer! I recently took a visit up to SF and it was so cool (literally)! The weather was in the 60s! Please check out my instagram feed (@prettygossip) to see pictures. As you may know, I have dry skin. This means I tend to have dull skin. So, […]

{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 […]

Pore Cleaning Silkworm Cocoon

April 19, 2014

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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 […]

{GlamGlow} ThirstyMud Hydration Mask

January 12, 2014

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a great New Year! I can’t believe it’s already halfway through January… Pretty soon, it’ll be MLK and Valentine’s Day! Today, I’d like to share my thoughts on the newest addition to the GLAMGLOW family: THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment. I am in LOVE with this hydration mask! I’ve tried a […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

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 […]

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 | […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goodbye Smile Lines. Hello Smiles.

May 26, 2012

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Saying goodbye to smile lines is REALLY something to smile about! Today, I tried a hydration mask specifically made for the area around the mouth and was so impressed, I had to share it with you asap! “Dedicated anti-wrinkle patch cares for wrinkles around the mouth (smile lines) by fundamentally caring for factors causing smile […]

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, […]

Korean/Asian Sheet Facial Masks

March 19, 2012

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It’s become a routine. Every Sunday night, I relax with a facial mask. I don’t get much sleep over the weekends, so a mask is the perfect way to unwind and give my skin some extra TLC. Lately, I’ve been really into sheet masks.They’re so easy to apply! Etude House, The Face Shop, Skin Food, […]

Why and How Skincare Series: Toner

February 20, 2012

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While cleansing the face is not negotiable, I believe using a facial toner is a personal choice and your skin type may help you decide. ♥ 2nd step in my skin care routine: Toner ♥ WHY:  Here are a few reasons to incorporate a toner into your daily skincare routine. Additional Rinse Toner is like […]

Why and How Skincare Series: Cleanser

February 7, 2012

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Skincare is a passion of mine so I’m super excited to share the “Why & How Skincare Series” with you! In this series, I’ll go through each step of my daily skincare, explain the whys and hows, and some tips! It’s a bit long… but I’m hopeful that this post will help you understand the […]

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 […]

Laugh lines or Frown lines? You choose!

January 4, 2012

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We’ll all wrinkle one day (hopefully a long long time from now)… but I’d like to discuss premature aging and wrinkling caused by facial expressions, as well as what we can do about it… Remember what your mother said when you made ugly faces? She probably told you to “Stop making those faces or it’ll […]

La Roche-Posay.

December 22, 2011

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I’ve heard some good things about La Roche-Posay so I decided to give it a try. I purchased Effaclar Serum ($39.95) and Redermic+ ($51.50). Major sticker shock. Luckily, CVS had their buy one and get one 50% sale, plus I had a $10 coupon so I thought it was a good deal. Effaclar Serum: This “Pore-Refining Anti-Wrinkle Serum” promises to […]

Fight wrinkles while you sleep.

December 15, 2011

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There’s a lot we can do to fight wrinkles while we’re awake, but did you know you can fight wrinkles while you sleep for free? Of course, you need to follow your normal night time skin regimen… but here’s the secret that’s equally as important. To get the most out of your beauty sleep… be sure to sleep […]

Sunday is FUNDAY!~

November 20, 2011

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How do you wind down from a hectic weekend and get ready for the week? One of my favorite ways to relax on Sunday is to put on a face mask and step into a nice relaxing bath. Just thinking about it relaxes me. Ahhh…. Here are some other ideas to help you decompress and […]

Hello Sunshine. Goodbye Shine.

November 14, 2011

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This post is in response to a question I received to the PA+++ vs SPF post. Question: “Can you recommend a sunscreen that won’t leave my face looking greasy? most of the time sunscreen tends to make me look shiny…especially when i apply it with foundation.”  (thank you fellow blogger and friend herimajination for the […]

PA+++ vs SPF?

November 1, 2011

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In response to the ABCs of SPF… I’ve been asked the difference between SPF and PA+, PA++ and PA+++ (typically indicated below the SPF rating, as seen in picture above). The PA rating system is used to indicate the UVA protection. The PA rating system ranges from +(least) to +++(most). There is no UVA protection […]

Bliss : Rubberizing mask

October 23, 2011

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I was bored of the typical facial masks: peel off, wipe off, leave on, and wash off. I wanted a mask that was unique,  different, and fun.  As I strolled through the cosmetic counters… this mask caught my eye. I asked myself… “What is a rubberizing mask and how does it feel like?” After trying […]

ABC’s of UVA, UVB, and SPF!

October 9, 2011

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What’s the most important part of my daily skin care routine? SUNSCREEN! Why is it important? Sunscreen helps protect our skin against UVA and UVB rays. These rays can cause premature aging, skin cancer, and other ugly skin damage. Don’t quote me on this, but I once heard that the sun’s harmful rays are responsible […]