Monday, June 27, 2011

Dior Addict Lipstick in 465 Singuliere 6.27.11

I wanted to put this review up forever and just havent had the time! Ah! Summer in New York City is always insane.

Anyway, this will be simple and quick. IN LOVE. MUST HAVE. The lipstick is Dior Addict Lipstick in 465 Singuliere.

This is scary in the tube and looks bright pink but on the lips is a milky cool pink that is shiny and very juicy. I would liken this to a watermelon colored pout with a splash of cream.


Swatch on the left.

Have you tried? Thoughts?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obsession Du Jour: Lena 6/15/11

Okay, so you all know that I have been on a major health kick for months and one of the most requested topics I get is where to eat in NYC.

Personally, I found that it has been really hard to be able to be social and go out to eat while trying to stay healthy, eat clean and obviously low fat. If you know me, you know how much I love to eat and even more, I love to go OUT to eat. I am the kind of person that HATES bringing lunch to work and order in or go out all the time.

Anyway, I was tipped off on an amazing new place in New York. Unfortunately, they don't have any other locations but if you are a New Yorker, head on over to Lena. It's a hybrid between fast food and high end cuisine. The food is latin, one of my favorite cuisines and its SUPER healthy. The atmosphere is really great, they even have a wood burning grill.

They have wraps, salads and sandwiches but I got the salad with fish. I also love steak but didnt try that yet. The salad was one of the best I have eaten in a LONG time, the dressing was SO tasty. The fish was great too, light and flaky. I was with 4 friends, and three of us got the fish and my friend Amanda got the chicken. She loved that too. Best of all? They have fresh squeezed juices, which are all the rage right now.

Since, I ate so healthy I treated myself to one of my FAVORITE deserts ever, a traditional Latin cookie called "Alfajor". I dont know if any of you have ever tried this,but its basically a dulce de leche inspired cookie. It was SO good, literally I kept saying the whole time to my friends "You have to try this."

Best part about this healthy fare? Inexpensive, fresh and friendly service, a major feat in Manhattan as any of my fellow NYC-ers must know. Usually in the city if you are looking for inexpensive food... it TASTES LIKE IT! Gross. Not this, SO fresh and good! Majorly impressed and I am a totally foodie that tries every restaurant in the city!

I highly recommend checking this place out for lunch if you are in the Midtown, chelsea or garment center area. If not? I believe they deliver!

If you see the owner Ronnie, say Hello and tell him Dara sent you!

PS: I am always looking for great lunch spots, so let me know yours!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Giorgio Armani D'Armani Gloss Du Jour 6.10.11

Armani Beauty's answer to the liquid lipstick. Can not wait to see these in person!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gareth Pugh for MAC 6.7.11

Super excited about this.

Many reports confirmed that MAC will be working with fashion designer Gareth Pugh. The Gareth Pugh collection will globally launch in November with special packaging. This will blow Marcel Wanders out of the water. Hopefully, this will be as amazing as the MAC and Alexander Mcqueen collection. Marcel Wanders was so boring. Gareth Pugh is so architectural and conceptual. I hope the collection will match his style and wont go too main stream. I am a huge fan!

Press Release from MAC:

Today, M·A·C Cosmetics confirmed an upcoming collaboration with designer, Gareth Pugh. The brand will celebrate the partnership with Gareth next month at a cocktail party in New York City in anticipation of the global launch starting November 2011. The collection will include multiple colour products and accessories in special packaging. M·A·C has supported Gareth since he first began showing his collections nearly seven years ago.

Some links on it: