Browsing All posts tagged under »skincare«

{Korean Trend Alert} Animal Sheet Masks

November 22, 2015


Hi Beautiful! Get ready to step up your mask selfie game! This is a quick post on 2 animal sheet masks from The Face Shop that make masking super fun!  Up first… the Panda character sheet face mask. Not the most flattering selfie, but what mask selfie is right? At least this one is funny and cute. I personally […]

{Trend Alert} Double Masking / Mask Layering

November 16, 2015


Hi Beautiful! Earlier this week, we talked about Multi-Masking. Today, I’d like to talk about another trend in the mask world… Double Masking (aka Mask Layering)! So what exactly is double masking or mask layering? Double masking/mask layering is achieved in 2 methods. FIRST METHOD: Use a serum underneath a sheet mask to boost and maximize the […]

{Korean Trend Alert} Multi-Masking

November 9, 2015


Hello Lovelies!~ If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love masks. Thankfully, Koreans have a mask for everything. Face, neck, hands, chin… You name it, there’s a mask for it. With the mask craze, you probably know that we should treat our skin to a mask once or twice a week. But did you know there’s […]

Latest #KBeauty Craze: Egg Mousse Soap

October 27, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Heard of #KBeauty? Everywhere I look, there’s so much attention on Korean Beauty! I’m Korean so its exciting to see the explosion of Korean beauty trends and practices in the States… but I’m also a bit frustrated at the same time. Why you ask?! 2 reasons… Many of the “Korean beauty trends” that Americans are embracing now […]

{Kiehl’s} Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub Review

October 18, 2015


Hello Lovelies, I hope you’re having a good week! Today, I’d like to share with you my experience with Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub. I purchased this  around the same time as my current favorite scrub (review here) and have used it for several months now. This unique scrub and natural exfoliator is suitable for […]

{Dr. Brandt} Gentle Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

September 8, 2015


Hello Lovelies! I finally made my first dr. brandt purchase and I’m in love! I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you on my new favorite exfoliator: dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. When I saw the word “microdermabrasion” I immediately thought the exfoliator would be harsh. Don’t let the name fool you. This exfoliator is gentle and didn’t […]

{Dr. Jart} Korean Neck Gel Mask

August 31, 2015


Hello Lovelies, Every Sunday, I treat myself to a face sheet mask. My favorite sheet masks are Korean, so I’m glad Sephora started selling Korean mask options! Including… Dr. Jart!   I reviewed Dr. Jart’s Hydration Mask recently, but today’s mask review is unique. It’s not a face mask… its for your chin and neck. PRICE: The Dr. Jart […]

Sephora’s Best Selling Cleansing Oil

August 25, 2015


Hello Lovelies! If you’re looking for the best selling cleansing oil, this post is for you! When I asked a Sephora’s sales associate for their most popular cleansing oil… without hesitation, she handed me Boscia’s Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed to find out that it was a Boscia product.  I haven’t had the […]

{ GIVEAWAY } Summer Glow Skincare

July 11, 2015


Hello Lovelies! Did you know that Massage Envys offer Murad facials?! I had no idea! Thanks to my Murad Environmental Shield Vitamin C Facial at the Beverly Hills Massage Envy, my skin is looking and feeling so good. It was a much-needed facial after a few of weeks in the summer heat and sun. If […]

{Murad} Rapid Collagen Infusion Treatment Review

March 5, 2015


Hello Lovelies! For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been using Murad’s Rapid Collagen Infusion Treatment from their Age Reform line and LOVING it.   JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Rapid Collagen Infusion by Murad is a multifunction anti-aging treatment that targets wrinkles and loss of resilience by rapidly revolumizing […]

{Clinique} Moisture Surge (Original vs. Intense)

January 27, 2015


Hello Beautiful! I’ve been using Clinique’s Moisture Surge on and off for years… over 10 years actually! It’s like an old friend that you can count on to provide comfort. That’s how my skin feels about this product. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. When I saw that Clinique came out with a Moisture Surge Intense… I picked one up […]

{Giveaway} Part 3: Murad

December 20, 2014


UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!!~ Acne Relief Package : Danal115 from Instagram Resurgence Package : Laura Royal Stitzer from Facebook Age Reform Package : MakeLemonade44 form Instagram Congratulations to all the winners! Hope this is a great start to the New Year!!! Please email […]

{Bliss} Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Treatment

July 11, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Hello Lovelies, 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 Beauty-Full Korea…

October 23, 2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]