Category Archives: Makeup

Ask Sam: My Top 10 Must Haves From The Makeup Show

The annual Makeup Show NYC at the Metropolitan Pavilion was packed to the hilt for two days as makeup artists, both seasoned and aspiring, muscled their way through the human traffic jam to get their hands on must-have staples and explore new products. Here were my top ten must-haves:   Tweezerman Tweezers  I got them in […]

Inglot Make-up for Valentine’s Day

Life is full of surprises! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I got introduced to a magnificent cosmetic line created by chemist, Mr. Inglot. Their cosmetics come in their “Freedom System” magnetic packaging that allows you to build your own palettes! I tried a a shadow duo in gold with a grayish platinum […]

GAL APPROVED Weekend: NYC Christmas Dining, Pretty Writing Journals and Your Own DivaGal Makeup Artist NYC!

DINE. Cook on Christmas? Why not throw out conventionality this holiday and dine out on the big day? New York Central restaurant inside the Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd St. is offering a Christmas and New Year’s Eve menu (with 6 pm and 9 pm seatings). The DivaGals dined there recently and enjoyed a wonderfully hearty meal of shrimp and grits […]

Prepping Students for Sorority Rush (The New York Times)

By ABIGAIL SULLIVAN MOORE Published: July 16, 2012 MARGARET KING of Birmingham, Ala., was at a loss about how to help her older daughter prepare to rush at the University of Virginia. In the South, where sororities have long been a momentous rite of passage, the road to sisterhood is long and not so clearly marked. […]

Lipstick Queen

The “Central Park” lipstick from “Lipstick Queen” has a beautiful color. This is a mix of coral and pink. The color is perfect for spring, summer for blonds year round, day or evening. The “Upper East” lipstick from “Lipstick Queen” has a light color, like nude but with a little more “umph” which can be […]

Cosmetic Review: Living In My Skin

Living In My Skin  By Samantha von Sperling   I’ve been in the fashion and beauty biz for a long time, well over a decade. In that time I’ve tried, tested, sold and purchased more product than I care to admit. Additionally, my skin is temperamental to say the least. My quest for products that […]