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{Giveaway} Part 3: Murad

December 20, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Its time for Part 3 of my giveaway series and this is definitely my BEST giveaway… EVER! I’ve partnered up with Murad to give away a crazy amount of Murad products. About $430 worth of products! So excited and happy to offer my amazing followers this giveaway. Woohoo!!! Below are the 3 prize packages in this […]

{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, […]

{Chanel} CC Cream vs. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid

June 19, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! With summer just around the corner, I decided to change-up my make up routine starting with my CC Cream. For the past few months, I’ve been using Chanel’s CC Cream and it’s been great. But to  prep for a hot summer, I decided to give my pale skin a touch of color without […]

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 […]

New Year + New Beauty Habits = A Better You!

January 3, 2014

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Hello Lovelies! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve missed you! It’s a new year so I wanted to do a post challenging you (yes, you!) to break 5 bad beauty habits and/or make 5 good beauty habits. You may only be […]

{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 […]

The Latest Korean Beauty Craze is…

June 17, 2013

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Hello!~ Many Koreans will stop at (almost) nothing if a product is rumored to be good for the skin. I’m one of those Koreans(!), so I was happy to join in on the BB cream craze, and even braved putting snail slime (details here) on my face in the name of beauty. So what’s the […]

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 […]

{Cleansing Oils} Josie Maran vs. Shu Uemura

December 7, 2012

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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 […]

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 […]

Le Metier de Beaute: CHEM60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10 ai Mask Set

October 10, 2012

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Happy Wednesdsay!~ Chemical peels usually scare the bejesus out of me. Here’s how it usually goes: {Chemical peels + my skin = stinging, burning, redness, irritation, regret and tears} When I was invited to my local Neiman Marcus by Le Metier de Beaute (“the craft of beauty”) to try out their new CHEM60 Pro-Peel and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Nu Skin: Tri Phasic White

March 1, 2012

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Since starting Pretty Gossip, I knew I had to branch out and try other moisturizers so I could provide reviews, but the thought of leaving my trusty tried and true moisturizer was a bit scary.  I’ve been using La Mer for 10+ years with many many many other products sprinkled in between. La Mer has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Break Out of Breakouts.

December 2, 2011

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Is your face breaking out? This can be super stressful and embarrassing. Baby acne= somewhat cute. Adult acne= not cute. I know we all  know the basics of maintaining healthy skin… but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. Hopefully, one or some of the items below can be your key to breaking out of breakouts… […]

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 […]