Name: Sarah Hashim-Waris
Age: I’m a child of the ‘80s, let’s leave it at that!
Occupation: On-Air News Reporter/Writer
Location: Roosevelt Island (NYC)
“I’m a Midwest girl who loves both the city/suburban landscape. My ultimate career goal is to be an international correspondent for a media outlet like BBC or CNN International. You’ll mostly find me listening to AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lady GaGa, Bollywood remixes… and occasionally… JoBros! They’re a catchy bunch what can I say…”
My style is: Edgy.
My favorite designer: For me, it’s not about a label or name, it’s about a trendy style that represents my voice. But I will say that my heart skips a beat every time I see a new line of Fendi handbags :).
People usually compliment my: hair style and clothes.
I’ll never forget the time: my husband took me to see The Little Mermaid on Broadway! It’s my favorite Disney movie of all time – I laughed, I cried, I was mesmerized!
Worst habit: spending TONS of cash on beauty products and makeup! I’m a girly girl, what can I say!
My favorite makeup tip: Buy a concealer that’s a shade darker than your skin tone. Skip the foundation and follow with an HD finishing powder to help hide minor imperfections.
Current beauty product obsession: Since I do on-camera work, good skin (or at least the illusion of good skin!) is a must. I use a hint of Make Up For Ever’s HD Finishing Powder after applying concealer and blush. It really smoothes out my skin to give it an even tone and helps keeps oil at bay.
People might be surprised to know: I’m actually quite sensitive! A friend once summed me up in the perfect way: “Sarah, you’re like an egg. Hard on the outside, squishy on the inside!”
My favorite hair product is: Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling & Finishing Mist – it keeps my hair shiny and holds my bangs in shape all day without looking dry or heavy.
I don’t understand people who don’t like: Cheese! So stereotypical, but being a Wisconsin girl, it’s my go-to topping – Like Urkel, I say more cheese please!
The restaurant I can never get tired of is: is one that’s actually shut down now, sadly – Pel Meni in Madison, WI. They had these mouth-watering, spicy Russian potato dumplings which were a staple for me as an undergrad. I haven’t been able to find a place with comparable dumplings *tear*.
In the city, I love Bukhara Grill – think high-end Indian food with an at-home, “motherland” atmosphere! I’ve tried tandoori chicken with aloo parathas and the chicken makhani with naan (ALMOST as good as my mom’s!). They also offer mango lassi and lychee juice, which are an absolute must with desi dishes in my book!
Though I can make killer: Pasta! I think I was Italian in a past life. I prefer red sauces over white ones, but when it comes to pasta, I’m game for pretty much anything and am always adding new ingredients for my husband to try at home! I’m working on learning how to cook Pakistani/Indian/Bengali food as well!
Who inspires me: My husband, Yasir, is definitely one of my biggest inspirations. He’s the epitome of an ambitious New Yorker, and keeps me updated on music, trends, tech and more! My mom is also another huge inspiration for me. She’s a caring and strong woman who represents my Pakistani culture and where I came from. Plus, she makes awesome biriyani.