The ultimate party season is upon us. Cocktails with the girls. Dinner parties with the future in-laws. Club nights with your BFFs. Looking glamourous and picture perfect is the only way to go. But with a hectic holiday schedule a girl sometimes needs a little help â€“ but nobody needs to know.
Hydrate & Hang: And endless flow of wine and cocktails will no doubt lead to the ugly day after hangover. To stave off dehydration, alternate your drinks with a full glass of water. You will thank us the day after!
Touch-Up & Go: As you party hop all night long (just like the celebs), your makeup will require a little touch-up. Pack a sleek palette with all the essentials. Try Benefit Cosmetics10 Palette with bronzer, highlighter, lipstick and eyeshadows, available at The Bay.
Roll-In, Wipe-Off: After you roll-in at 4am, you will surely be ready to hit the sack. You may be tempted to crash before youâ€™ve properly removed your makeup. A big no-no for Style Spy girls. Try Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths â€“ no water required, available at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart.
Itâ€™s All in the Eyes: Puffy and tired eyes are a sign of a lack of sleep. De-puff eyes with a cold compress for 5 to 10 minutes and break out the eye cream. Pat on and let it absorb. Then dab on some concealer and your boss wonâ€™t be able to tell your still recovering from the fun night and cute boy from the night before. For eye cream, try MACâ€™s Fast Response Eye Cream, available at MAC stores and MAC counters at The Bay. For concealer, try The Balm Time Balm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer, available at Wink Beauty Lounge.
So go on Style Spy girls, party on and look fabulous while doing it!
Erica Lam, The Style Spy