Hello Readers! Today I have a different post coming your way!
On Saturday night I ventured into the city to meet up with my sister for a Makeup Lesson! If you remember, for my family I got everyone an “experience” rather than a thing for Christmas. My sister is really into doing makeup so we went for a lesson!
We went to the Dominique Salon in The Pierre Hotel by Central Park in the city.
It was fun to people watch in the fancy hotel while I waited for my sister!
We then headed into the salon and each worked with our own makeup artist. My makeup artist really took me through the basic steps of skin care, applying face make up and how to do my eyes. She showed me how to do my makeup for day and night. She would do one side of my face and then I would try the other side, so it was a true makeup lesson! I am clueless when it comes to makeup so I really learned a lot.
My mom had bought this makeup palette for me for Christmas and I had been saving it for this lesson. They gave us a list of directions, so hopefully I will remember how to use it. I really need to invest in more brushes and makeup, if I want to do what she taught me, however bills and groceries come first so I can’t really indulge in anything right now. They had things for sale but I decided to wait. But maybe I can slowly start working on my makeup collection and buy one thing at a time.
Before and After! I didn’t feel like I had too much makeup on, but just felt refreshed and pretty!
Two glammed up girls! ;-) How gorgeous is my sister and she has those legs for days! She is really good at makeup so her lesson sounded much different than mine haha but she said that she still learned some techniques and had fun too!
After that we headed down to 23rd Street to Eataly! We had never been so we decided to check it out!
It is SO cool! If you are from this area or visiting NYC, I would say it is a fun place to check out! It’s a giant Italian market, with everything Italian/Food related that you could buy along with several restaurants inside.
We decided to put our names down at the Pizza & Pasta restaurant and then headed to the the rooftop Beer Garden while we waited for a table.
This place would probably be very cool to hang out in during the summer.
Once our table was called we headed back down and decided what to order.
They gave us some bread and oil to munch on while we waited. The olive oil was rather bitter though, not sure if that is good?
The Pizza Ovens.
I went for the Pizza and my sister got the pasta. I also ordered a salad to go along with it.
It was very tasty but can I say it was the best pizza I have had in my life, eh, no not really. It was all very expensive too. So like I said, it is a very cool place to go to! So much to do, buy and see, so I think everyone should try it. Do I think it is a tourist spot and they hike up the prices but not necessarily the quality? Yes. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy I went and def would like to go back, but I won’t say it was the best Italian food I have had in my life.
We then waited on line for Gelato because you know me, I can’t end the night without some dessert! ;-)
I got the Stratictella and Nocciala (spelling?) (Chocolate Chips and Hazelnut). It was more like ice cream. I lived in Italy for a summer in college and ate gelato if not once a day, twice a day, so I am always disappointed in gelato in America. But it was a great sweet treat to end the night!
I had such a blast hanging out with my sister. We don’t always spend quality time together so it felt great to be able to enjoy a fun night with her! We are going to try and do fun things like this more often!!