Long time, no blog.
Been a busy bee of late, but I'm back baby.....& I'm reminding you of all the common sense stuffs you want/tend to forget at this time of year....
The holiday season hath swept upon us and the biggest party night is almost here. We've already had almost a week of over eating and the occasional tipple, but the night that tops off festivities is nigh.
Problem is, most of us want to party, but do we really want everyone to see the true nick of us the next day when we're expected to show up for 'family time'?
I think not.
So what can we do with ourselves that will make us slightly more human without costing us the earth (not that you can buy anything as the shops are all shut, but, y'know...)?
Well, here's 5 tips that shouldn't cost you, they may seem super simple, but lets face it; common sense just ain't that common....
1. Your a lemon
Remember that lemon you got for your house drinks before you headed out (if you made it that far), cut off one slice then forgot about? Well, go get it. Your gonna want to hydrate like a bitch, a wee lemon slice in your water (warm water and sugar if you can drink it) should give you a wee bit of pep as well has giving your poor wee liver a helping hand.
If your capable of dragging your sorry ass to the shower (and you really should try your best) you could do worse than using half a lemon to rub over your skin to get rid of the deathly booze smell. I learned from CSI that it can get rid of all kinds of awful smells from your skin, so knock yourself out.
Don't have any lemons you say? Well then fuck right off, what the hell kinda hostess are you anyway....
2. Cleanse my pretties, cleanse.
Your face is now clean and mildly exfoliated. I wouldn't recommend using exfoliating beads etc if you have them, cos lets face it, in your nick it's likely to leave you with a bright red face the rest of the day....
3. Freshen up, yo.
Now your pores are locked tight, your skin is pink and refreshed looking and your skin is tingling. It'll wake you up and should help get rid of that tired burning feeling behind your eyes.
From this To this
Just by listening to Evil-Lynne's common sense advice!!
4. Dark circles ahoy.
Everyone batters on about Touch Eclat. If you don't have it (which lets face it is most of us, it ain't cheap), don't despair.
I'm guessing you all have concealer, right? And red lipstick, right (if not, skip this part....and seriously re-think your make-up bag!)?
These 2 combined can go a long way to getting rid of ol' blue eyes. Creamy or liquid concealer is best if you have it, you don't want to use anything to dry or heavy on the delicate eye area. Get some concealer on the back of your hand. Then get the red lippy and mix a tiny bit in with it...your escencally mixing your own colour correction. You want to apply this BEFORE your foundation, just a little at a time until you see the blue skin softening. You can layer it with your foundation, but remember, not too much on such delicate skin.
Now get the rest of your face all foundationed up.
5. Brighten, don't blighten.
You want to look fresh and life-like, nothing should reveal the train wreck from the night before. Less is more.The most common mistake of the hungover lady is trying to cover a multitude of sins with a TON of make-up. Stick to the basics; base, blush, light mascara, light brows (strictly no 'Scouse-brow'...ever!) and a wee bit of lip balm or warm pink gloss for the lips....simple, simple, simple. If you feel your eyes still look a bit tired a wee bit of white pencil on the lower water line will make your eyes look a bit bigger and brighter. Simplicity means you'll look and feel fresher as well as giving your skin a wee rest from the carnage that was the night before. You'll be a bit puffy, might have puked/cried earlier in the morning, lots of eye shadow and blush is gonna do is emphasize this and weight down your face and draw attention to your blood-shot eyes. You have pressure points in the inner corner of your eyes that help release some of the fluid your face is retaining. You could do worse than giving then a rub.
Now to brighten. DON'T got nuts with the skin highlighter, you'll just end up looking like a fem-bot....& that's fun best left for another time. Not everyone has a skin 'illuminator', again, they can be costly, but I'm betting most of you have a wee sneaky pink shimmer eye shadow in the make-up bag. That'll do the trick nicely, just remember a light dusting with a blush brush is all you need (no glitter shadows though, unless your going for the fairy look). If worse comes to the worst then you can always use the tiniest wee bit of Vaseline.You want to concentrate on your best features and lift your face. This means a little along the cheek bones and the brow bones. You can also go down the middle of your nose and jaw line depending on your face shape.
You are now a fresh faced glowing princess. Go forth and hug your granny, kiss your boy/girlfriend and join in the family fun......but don't for one second think you'll fool your Mum. 'cos that will never happen.
Thank you for reading. And always remember....Lady Bon loves you...