GAL APPROVED Fourth of July Edition – Hot Dresses; Cool Cars and Perfect Skin!By DIVAGALS | July 4, 2011 | Gal Approved
This Fourth of July sizzles with Foley & Corinna dresses, Merecedes hot wheels, easy gourmet meals and Transformers in 3D! Plus win to get glowing summer skin!
STYLE. Wanna make a statement on Monday? Slip into this haute maxi dress by Foley and Corinna, modeled here by Elle Girl Model search winner Jessica. Just throw on a wide brim hat with your romantic wrap for poolside by day, then slip on a chunky necklace to watch the brightly lit sky with your special someone by night!
CLEAR. With all the newest products claiming to clear acne, remove blemishes and eliminate blackheads/whiteheads, it can be quite hard to find something to do just the basics: wash, exfoliate, tone and moisturize. A stylish girl must always do the basics every day and night! So it was refreshing to find Verabella, a system designed to do just what a DivaGal ordered. The exfoliating face wash combo is just right when it comes to texture and granule size; no rough-like brillo on the skin here. A nice simple toner follows; kudos to those who created the scent. One must moisturize after washing and toning. Verabella doesn’t have a creamy lotion but a healing gel. It’s a bit sticky upon application and drying, but my face doesn’t feel dried out shortly after applying or in the AM (and that’s a good thing!). Here’s one final and oh-so-very important step: sunscreen. A moisturizer with sunscreen is a must have and Verabella knew just that. Their cucumber scented moisturizer with sunscreen is a mandatory step during your morning routine so your skin won’t look like a vintage leather Coach purse on Independence Day! Enter our Win This! contest and score your very own Verabella Spa Gift set! Click here for details.
CRUISE. Getting around on Independence Day is so much nicer when it’s done in a luxury vehicle! The DivaGals got our taste of how to travel at the gala opening for the new facilities of Mercedes-Benz Manhattan. Their 330,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art flagship dealership is a Gold LEED certified space that merges cutting edge technology and sleek design, including a helix vehicle ramp that connects all five stories. The event included a VIP cocktail reception with food inspired by The ModernΓÇÖs Executive Chef Gabriel Kreuther. A private concert with surprise musical guest Matchbox 20 and champagne tailgate followed in the park that faces the dealership. Our choice for celebrating the red, white and blue? A red Mercedes SLS! Watch this brief lesson from Image Gal on how to enter and exit a car without flashing an unsuspecting audience.
SEE. If your boyfriend hasn’t dragged you to see Transformers: Dark of The Moon yet, definitely put the summer blockbuster on your list. Shia LaBeouf is back with Optimus Prime to fight the Decepticons’ newest plan of global destruction. And you know you want to see just how much chemistry Shia has with new leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, though let’s hope this time, it just stays on screen! Currently playing in theaters in 2D and 3D nationwide.
TASTE. Sure, the Fourth is about hamburgers and hot dogs; still us DivaGals want our dishes to be classy! That’s why we’re staging a meal at Milk Street Cafe, a 23,000-square-foot gourmet Food Hall located on New York City’s Wall Street. Milk Street is a a family-run small business that has brought 80-plus permanent jobs back to the financial district. This is the second Milk Street Cafe location, the first being a small retail and large catering outpost in the financial hub of Boston. The Wall Street destination features multiple gourmet food stations created by Executive Chef Steven Mettle. The menu was customized according to the results of a survey offered to the tenants of the Trump Building, and is designed to meet varying dietary restrictions. Everything is prepared fresh on-site daily, using top quality ingredients and the most innovative of restaurant equipment. What impressed us ? Not just the yummy vegan, vegetarian and Kosher dishes; the sophisticated decor and super friendly staff, the “tip free” tables are great for the budget-conscious DivaGal! The high-tech design prevents tables from suffering from annoying cafe table wobble. We can’t rave enough about the yummy sushi and we have to holla about the chocolate chip cookies (yes, break your bikini diet for these!). FYI this hot space is also available for private events. See more yummy pics here.