The New Year holds such great promise, doesn't it? Fresh starts, renewed promises, second chances and resolutions. But how many times has the evening started out perfectly glamorous and ended with disheveled hair, messed up makeup and a sneaking suspicion that you did something you shouldn't have?
If describes you (or even if you rang in the new year in your jammies with a glass of wine), here is what you'll need for a fabulous 1st. But before we dive into the three must-have products to keep it classy the day after, here is what you need to know on NYE.
Make sure you have a ride home. Driving buzzed, tipsy or sloshed is bullshit so don't do it. Fun fact: my back is still fracked from being hit by a drunk driver 20 years ago!
DrinkyPal is a free iPhone app that locates where you are and will find a cab to come and get you.
AAA's Tipsy Tow program will tow you and your car home (within a 5 mile radius) in select cities for free.
Hailo is a magnet for taxis. You had money for bottle service, you have money for a ride home.
Uber is also an option and, though it won't be free, it is easy.
Now that you know how to get home, here's what to keep in your bag to make the best of a potentially awkward morning after.
Cleansing Cloths: Every blogger agrees that Yes To makes the best cleansing cloths. Pick out the right kind (Blueberries? Cucumbers?) for your skin type and keep them with you at all times. Be sure to wipe off your glamorous face before going to bed, even if it's the last thing you do. These cloths will even help you freshen up all over (wink, wink). Cucumber is my favorite!
Skin brightener: Everyone's skin needs a little radiance boost after a night of celebrating. Fake it with the return of Revlon's Photoready Skinlights. It's the instant radiance that people loved enough to pay over $100 on eBay for the same product when Revlon stopped production. You'll want to carry it in your purse, trust me.
How are you celebrating? I'll be staying close to home with Loxy and the pooches, just the way I like it.
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