GAL APPROVED Weekend: Breaking Dawn Review; Sipping with Dita Von Teese, Make Beauty MyHabit.com & Black Friday Price Deals with Savvy.com!
SEE. You’ve been waiting for it for … eternity. Now The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I, is finally here! How can anyone fault a movie that opens with the ripped abs of Taylor Launter, who plays hottie werewolf Jacob? We all know that the beginning of the end of the popular vampire series commences with the wedding of Bella and Edward. And what a wedding it is. Set in a dreamy forest filled with white flowers, Bella makes her way down the aisle in a classic column gown (with a gorgeous reveal in the back) as family and friends share in the stunning couple’s most special day. While most of the guests are happy about it, not everyone is supportive of this (un?)holy union including, of course, that hottie werewolf! But it’s off to the honeymoon for these lovebirds where fans will finally get to see Bella and Edward consummate their relationship. And that’s when things go awry. For diehard fans of the Breaking Dawn book, the rest of the film brings Stephenie Meyer‘s pages to life in vivid colors and some amazing CGI that’s brilliant and disturbing. There may be some explanations needed for those who are learning the series just on celluloid. But even if you haven’t read the entire series, the film’s artistic vision under cinematic director Bill Condon can be enjoyed by vampires, werewolves and humans alike. (TV DivaGal & Luxe Gal)
SHOP. The DivaGals love our beauty products! So we’re flipping over the latest addition from discount shopping site MyHabit.com, which launched its beauty product section on Tuesday. “Products are up to 50 percent off,” a rep shared with us at a cocktail event inside the Bryant Park Hotel to celebrate the launch. That’s good news. I have already fallen hard for Belli Acne Cleansing Facial Wash. Its combination of lactic acid, green tea and cucumber has left my blemish-prone skin soft and clear. Like many discount shopping sites, MyHabit.com has rotating specials that end after a few days, so you have to check in often. But it’s so worth it to score Crystal Peel Skincare at a fraction of its retail price! (TV DivaGal)
SIP. There’s nothing quite like spending the evening sipping cocktails with a superstar. But that’s exactly what happened when TV DivaGal invited me to the New York City Royalton for a night with Dita Von Teese! The burlesque Diva and Cointreau brand ambassador introduced her vintage-inspired “My Cointreau Travel Essentials” bar, a unique accessory. “The box has everything you need to make a great drink; I keep it on my bar,” Dita cooed to us. What a night being in the presence of an “erotic” icon, who looked absolutely glamorous in a Hervé L. Leroux gown. We sipped our Cointreau MargaDitas and ate delicious Kobe beef skewers, while jamming to Michael Jackson. Dita’s beauty exceeded my expectations; when getting close to her, it was as if she was made of porcelain. And the gift bags were a major perk with a nice-sized bottle of Cointreau, the original French triple sec, and shaker to continue our own party at home! Check out our party pics at the DivaGals Facebook page. Pick up your own travel bar, retailing for $399, at select high-end retailers. (Destin Bass)
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN Cointreau MargaDita
1 1/2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz/ fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. Monin Rose Syrup
Salt and lime
Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a chilled salted rim glass. Garnish with lime.
SAVE. Don’t you hate it when you make a purchase, only to find that the price dropped a week later — and you no longer have the receipt? So did Silicon Valley whiz Paul Patterson. After buying major appliance purchases for his home, the prices fell, and you know he didn’t have that receipt anymore! So Paul whipped up Savvy.com, a site and app that allows you to snap a shot of your receipt and store it in their database. If the price drops, you’re notified and cha-ching, price reduction at your virtual fingertips (you WILL have to make a trip to the store to claim your savings). Here’s the feature the DivaGals are really loving: put in the price you want to pay for an item you just got to have, and Savvy.com will notify you once it falls to that amount (you can thank Paul’s wife for that one!). Savvy.com has partnered with 40 retailers to save you money. So when searching for Black Friday price deals, you won’t make one error – no matter how hard you spend. Join www.Savvy.com now (it’s in Beta form) and watch for it to be in full effect by next Friday. (DigiGal)
photo credit: Summit Entertainment, Savvy.com