This year has been super hectic for me. It seems like I couldn’t catch a break and that I spent all my time running from crises to crises. I don’t think I spent any time just relaxing and unwinding. It was go, go, go. With a year like this there is only one way to celebrate it ending and that is to party hard. I will be gladly welcoming in the New Year and pushing 2009 into the history books. I plan to get glammed up and find the hippest party I can get into to boogie the night away.
If your gong to be saying adios to this year the same way I am then you probably want to not only feel good but look good doing it. Looking your best this New Year’s Eve doesn’t require a ton of work All you have to do is read my fool proof tips and find a super cute dress and your ready for the party. Goodbye 2009! Hello 2010!
And remember stylish girls know that drinking and driving is never in style. You can save lives maybe even your own by making sure you or no one in your party drinks and drives.
If your going to do a strong makeup look keep hair simple. For example if your going full on glam with your face try a clean swept back ponytail or loose waves to frame your face You want your hair to smooth and not frizzy after a night of hitting the town. Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair is a perfect product to keep frizz under control and your hair in place ($24, sephora.com)
*Choose a part of the face you want to be the star of the show and keep the rest of it simple. This is a fun time to have fun and experiment with exciting colors. But you don’t want your makeup to look like you have been waiting all year to apply every one of your favorite products to your face at one. Choose one feature to highlight big time and let the rest of your face support the star of the show beautifully.
*If your going for a bold lip color like red then keep eyes simple with maybe a clean line of liquid eyeliner and some jet black volumzing mascara. Try Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black ($20, beauty.com). Its unique formula helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes that will last throughout the party and into the next day.
*If you’re going for a dramatic eye keep the lips neutral with a hint of gloss. Try going for a sultry smoky with Bare Escentuals Tutorials Rocker Eye Kit ($38, sephora.com). This super sexy set of 3 Bare Mineral colors comes with instructions on how to create a rocker eye. Just follow the simple instructions on the detachable tip card in no time you’ll have the most intense rocker chick eyes that will be perfect for any party that is worth being at.
*For a beautiful but not overly dramatic look use a soft shimmer on the eyes. Try NYC Color Sparkle Eye Dust ($3.99, newyorkcolor.com). This shimmery eye dust gives a soft wash of beautiful color. Plus it comes in a clear spill-proof jar with its own built in brush which makes it easy to apply just the right amount of eyeshadow every time. Josie Maran Lip Gloss highlights your lips natural color and adds a hint of shimmer plus its long wearing and full of natural and organic ingredients ($18 josiemaran.com).
* Try something fun that you haven’t tried before. Maybe it’s trying on eyelashes for the first time or trying out a new sexy fragrance. Tonight is the night to have fun. Make Up Forever makes beautiful easy to apply lashes that add instant glamour. These dramatic lashes come in a variety of fun and high drama styles ($15, makeupforever.com).
*Mix some of your favorite shimmer in with your favorite fragrant body lotion. Add a touch of baby oil and spread liberally all over your body. Let dry and then get dressed. This is an easy way to a little sheen and sparkle to skin and smell good at the same time.