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GAL APPROVED Weekend: Hot Dishes, Cool Makeup & An Ax-Wielding Legend!

By   |   January 24, 2014   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

WATCH. Watching Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, I kept thinking Lizzie would definitely have been on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills had she lived today. Spoiled, hard-headed and sassy, she just wanted to live life on the edge ΓÇô a major no-no in 18. So what’s a gal to do when her parents won’t let he be? Take them out, of course. Christina Ricci plays up the sadistic ennui Lizzie felt before the murder of her parents, and the “well, I am entitled, aren’t I,” attitude after she’s charged with the crime. So 2013! Lizzie Borden Took An Ax premieres Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. PS: The soundtrack is pretty bad ass.


TASTE. Did someone say food? Social Gal Soo Jin Kim loves to eat, period. And I love to cram my belly full of delish Mediterranean food, all courtesy of Pergola. The hot two-story restaurant/lounge in New York City’s Flatiron district offers creative cocktails, including the Jalisco Rose and the West Indies Daquri, a range of options to nosh on (check out the Mezze platter, which The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Porsha Stewart ordered), and cool music, like the electronic violinist making her way around the establishment in a shimmery gold mini-dress. You can also partake in several flavors of hookah to indulge the closeted hookah lovers in all of us. The food was truly spectacularΓǪ I could have eaten a mound of the house hummus and flatbread, alone (In fact, I did!). As a Yelp Eliter, I would give this restaurant a 5 star rating. Two thumbs way up! Pergola is located at 36 West 28th St.


BLEND. Finding the right color foundation to match your skin tone? Fuhgeddaboudit, right? TV DivaGal thought the same thing until the talented makeup artists at The Gossip Table introduced me to Eve Pearl. Coined as the makeup with Skincare for Every Complexion, Eve Pearl offers dual palette foundation and concealer ΓÇô yep, if you want to create the perfect match to your skin tone, you gotta mix it. The luxurious, lightweight foundation come in six shades, from fair to deep, that can provide sheer to full coverage — it’s all in how you apply it. Now I know what you’re thinking, that’s easy when you have a makeup artist in tow. Eve Pearl thought that too, that’s why there are plenty of instructional videos on their website.


SEE. Our pal Adam from didn’t know what he was getting into when we invited him to check out Hot Mess, the weekly drag revue at XL Nightclub in New York City, but he still had a hilarious time. “It’s kooky and fun,” Adam declared, adding that host Bianca Del Rio will be the breakout star on the upcoming sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, premiering on Logo in February.

photo credits: Lifetime, Stuts Photography for VH1

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