GAL APPROVED WKD Get Pretty, Scared, Salty & Hydrated!

By   |   August 1, 2014   |   Gal Approved

DOWNLOAD. Ever thought, “I would like a massage right this instant?” Well, if you live in New York City ΓÇô and own an iPhone ΓÇô you’re in luck. Beautified, the app that tells you what beauty services are available in your area in real time, celebrated its one-year anniversary this past week at the Jane Hotel rooftop. We sipped champagne from Veuve and Minibar, dined on oysters, courtesy of Brooklyn Oyster Party catering, and enjoyed temporary tattoos with app co-founder Hannah Bronfman. “I get blowouts all the time. I have unruly curls,” said Hannah, who can be seen guest hosting with Nick Lachey on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (returning with our Diva-licious’ EIC Delaina Dixon’s The Gossip Table Sept. 29), adding that she and her team “vet the salons for you.” We’ll never miss out on a mani/pedi appointment again! See more pics on the DivaGals FB page.




SEE? I’ll be damned to see The Damned, was my original thought process. I dislike watching scary movies and certainly movies that deal with supernatural elements or acts of devil possession. However, I decided to watch this film because it stars Peter Facinelli, and I’m a huge Twilight fan. But also because it stars Latina actress Nathalia Ramos and the movie’s location is in Colombia. As a woman of color, it’s important to support movies that showcase a range of talent from various ethnic backgrounds. While this isn’t a movie I will probably watch on my own for fun, I did leave the screening feeling really connected to the world … or maybe because I thought perhaps the little girl would come after me. Available on VOD. Opens in theaters Aug. 29.



EAT. We’ve all been hearing about the benefits of seaweed for years. Last week we tasted a new snack, seaweed chips by Halo. They are crunchy, sweet and delicious, plus they are packed with vitamins. Try them in a variety of flavors, like Korean BBQ and Chili Lime.



STYLE. We love our natural hair and now SoftSheen-Carson has introduced a line of professional grade hair care products for the professionals who style and treat natural hair. SoftSheen-Carson NEW Professional Hydra Steam Collection includes conditioners and hydrating products. Did you know that first lady Michelle Obama does not relax her hair? Yep, her gorgeous mane has been maintained by SoftSheen-Carson artistic style director Johnny Wright, who knows his way around a flat iron. Johnny also told us that the way to grow our hair into a fabulous ‘fro is to trim regularly and keep our hair hydrated. Thanks Johnny!

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