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GAL APPROVED Weekend: Rihanna’s Fave Candles, Italian Treats, Eye Brighteners, Anna Nicole & More!

By   |   June 28, 2013   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

TASTE: Il Buco Restaurant is known for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine. The owners Donna Lennard and Alberto Avalle have worked closely with artisan producers in Avalle’s native Italy to bring you il Buco Alimentare, a collection of extraordinary ingredients for the home kitchen. If you happen to be in this hot east village restaurant, don’t be surprise to see that you are dining next to stars of stage and screen. Celebs spotted at il Buco include┬áHarvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Liev Schreiber and and Naomi Watts.

According to the The manager, “the fundamental ingredients of the Mediterranean kitchen — olive oil, vinegar and sea salt — have enabled Italian culture to flourish through the Ages.” We can tell you first hand that the bruschetta is delicious and oysters served on the half shell are scrumptious. The breads are a delightfully crusty, made in the Italian style of allowing a little extra time for the dough to rise. But it’s not only about eating; how about some shopping? This past week the DivaGals stopped by to visit their NYC pop-up store that sold the “il Buco Vita lifestyle,” a curated collection of home furnishings drawn from Italian and Mediterranean traditions sourced from Central and Southern Italy. The line includes both unique antique pieces whose warm old patina will adorn the corners of your home, and newly made objects by artisan craftsmen who work their pieces with love and dedication to the traditions of the past. Il Buco, 47 Bond Street, NYC. Learn more at ilbuco.com.┬á

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PRIME. Working on The Gossip Table, TV DivaGal wears a whole lot of makeup, and it’s such a bummer when it starts to disappear before its prime. To make a lasting impression, I prep my face with Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive shine + oil control cream. This HD primer/oil control and anti-shine moisture/barrier cream keeps my makeup in place all day long. You’ll look and feel like a star, even if you’re not in front of the camera!

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SCENT. Archipelago home fragrance and body products are the go-to brand for exquisite fragrant and soothing products that make a home “homey.” Archipelago products are sold in leading retailers, spas and department stores, and online. Celebrity fans of the brand include Taylor Swift, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Rihanna, who insists on having the black forest scented candles in her dressing room when she is on tour! This season Archipelago revealed wooden wicks that snap, crackle and pop like a real fire. The Alfresco Vita Wooden Wick Soy Candles is a fragrant outdoor candle that is a stylish upgrade from citronella. That will keep those nasty mosquitoes away while creating a delicious light floral ambiance.

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ERASE. Dark circles under your eyes a problem? Try the one, two punch of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum and Lift and Lighten Eye Cream. TV DivaGal loves the combination for making eyes look bright and youthful.

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WATCH. The DivaGals will be stocking up on ginger ale, orange juice and rum and sugar pies to watch Anna Nicole on Lifetime this weekend. Based on the short, but intriguing life of can’t take your eyes off of her model Anna Nicole who died from an overdose in 2007, we’re drooling over the casting alone: Martin Landau as Anna NicoleΓÇÖs wealthy husband J. Howard Marshall; Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen as AnnaΓÇÖs mother, Virgie; Adam Goldberg as AnnaΓÇÖs lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern; and Cary Elwes, yes, that’s Princess Bride Elwes, as J. HowardΓÇÖs scheming son E. Pierce Marshall! The Bold and the Beautiful alum Agnes Bruckner literally transforms into Anna, and we can’t take our eyes off of her either. Anna Nicole airs Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

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