New Years Celebration Essentials
We're currently in that blurry period between Christmas and New Year where no one (myself included) seems to know what date it is, what day of the week it is, what they're supposed to be doing or where their routine went. That's totally okay, but a little reminder for you - there's only 2 more sleeps until 2018 starts! Where did that year go?
You might have some celebrations in mind to ring in the New Year, but are probably thinking (as I did) that you have ages to plan for it. Whether you're a New Year's Eve night owl that will party into the wee hours of the morning, or you're more of a chilled out homebody that might stay up for the 9pm fireworks and get a good night's sleep in order pump out a daytime session on the 1st January - I've done the thinking for you with exactly what to prep, or pack in your clutch to ensure you stay fresh as a daisy and feeling fab for the festive season! None of these are affiliate links, I've just done the leg work for you :)
My NYE Essentials that are all personally tried and tested by me:
- Glow baby, glow with NARS Orgasm Illuminator - a great multi way glow-getter to dab onto your cheeks, eyes, lips, collarbones, shoulders, arms, legs and décolletage.
- Keep the wardrobe malfunction emergencies at bay with Hollywood Tape.
- You may have a few champagnes under your belt by the time the clock strikes midnight, let's make sure you don't feel it all of the next day ;) - try some Hydrodol. Who has time for a hangover anyway? We have New Years Resolutions to start on!
- Apply and party all night with Cherry Blooms Matte Lips Volumizer - stays on for up to 8 hours, even when you're eating and drinking.
- I love makeup minis to stay in my clutch for top ups or quick fixes throughout the night. Benefit They're Real Mascara is my personal favourite mascara.
- Never has a hair brush so perfect for extensions existed, and the Tangle Teezer is an easy stash in a small bag too.
- Ring in the New Year with friends in the brightest way possible, Sparklers are on special at the supermarkets for $2 right now :)
- The super fresh scent called Paradise from Nest comes in a great space-saving bottle. It's also available in mini roll ons - but I go through this so quickly, as I'm obsessed with it. Available in store at Sephora, but not online unfortunately.
- You know that you'll be documenting the night and draining that iPhone battery. Make sure you can charge up with a Power Bank portable charger to get yourself home safely in an uber.
- These foldable ballet flats from I Do Details are GENIUS. I found them at a wedding I went to and they're a saviour for your sore feet after a long night in heels. Use promo code lauren for 10% off Dancing Shoes here.
- Moët et Chandon - it's a fabulous night, keep it classy with beautiful champagne!
Now, if you're more of a day person and enjoy celebrating the fresh new year in the sunlight, here are your perfect essentials for New Year's Day:
- In case you're doing a double header and feeling a little dusty after last night, start your morning with a Hairy Lemon tab in a BIIIIG glass of water ;)
- Comb a little of Evo's Mane Attention through your locks to revive last nights hair and sweep it up into a textured pony for an effortless daytime look.
- Too Faced's Hangover Primer will prep your skin and keep you looking fresh despite all of the Christmas festivities.
- Be sure to be sun smart while flawlessly cancelling out any blemishes or redness with Burts Bees Natural BB Cream with SPF 15.
- Dust on a little MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Beaming Blush and some gorgeous peach toned eyeshadows in the Warm Neutral Eye Palette for an illuminating glow.
- Pair with the KKW Lip Kit liquid lipstick in Kimmie for an all-day perfect pout.
- Spritz on the perfect sexy summer scent - Tom Ford's Orchid Soleil EDP.
- Keep those locks tamed throughout the day with a Tangle Teezer brush, available at Priceline.
- Treat your feet to a nice break and either pack these rose gold foldable flats in your bag or rock them with the cutest summer dresses - get 10% off Dancing Shoes from I Do Details with promo code lauren here.
- Protect your eyes from damage (and wrinkles) in the harsh summer sun with these gorgeous go-with-anything sunnies from Burberry. Check out the summer sale at Sunglass Hut.
Now all you need to do is find someone to kiss at midnight ;)
Have a great, and very safe New Years Eve celebration loves!