Friday, 14 December 2012


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With the festive season upon us, we're bound to have a crazy night or two, or maybe even three... wake up, feeling rather yuck, reminents of make-up still on the face if not on the pillow, not to mention the stonking headache... Oh and the chilly temperatures aren't exactly going to help make you glow on a Winters day either. So what now? Bet you're regretting that black Sambuca or Gold Tequila shot you had at 3am now aren't you?

 Party Dolls shoot via Vogue Nippon, Jan 2013 shot by Ellen Von Unwerth via here

Yes, I've been there, possibly one too many times, God knows how I survived a week of debauchery in Ibiza many, many moons ago... and all those mid-week champagne & canape work events too. Did I mention that overdoing it, by that I mean work far too hard, play even harder and not get enough sleep will do all kinds of wacky stuff to your body? Add alcohol consumption to that equation... It'll look like you've had your entire soul sucked out from you... and all you can do following the aftermath is mumble, shake & move like a Zombie.

If you're gonna party hard this season, make sure you're prepped in a big way - not just beautifying, but sort yourself out on the inside first as that's always going to take a beating first, before there are tell-tale signs on the surface.
I once did the milk thistle supplement thing, which worked for me as I never woke up with a hangover, not once.It basically protects the liver and produces new cells and also is fantastic at detoxifying. I would have started taking this at the beginning of December or at least a couple of days before the big night out & after.

Before the big night, feed well and up your intake of anti-inflammatory foods, such as salmon, avocados, nuts, brocolli, berries, anything rich in Omega-3 and plenty of fluids - mainly water. I didn't believe Mr. Perseus first, but he said to have a spoonful (or a shot if you're that eager) of olive oil before going out for drinks, it helps line the stomach a little... Anyone tried that one?
Also, drinking coconut water before, staying hydrated throughout the night & after will help you recover quicker as it's high in Vitamin C and high levels of electrolyte potassium (or eat a banana the next day, also high in potassium) - which your body will have had depleted levels of from the alcohol.

If you're prone to puffy eyes, start moisturizing the under-eye area well (an eye cream  with Vit. K to help firm and reduce dark under-eye cricles) and again before applying make up. Keep your lips moisturized too, as alcohol intake can be very drying, as can the cold weather.
If you have time and feel kind of alive, go have a work out, it'll take care and rid of all the toxins and give you back your healthy glow! That or go mad with the warpaint!

Alcohol dehydrates, which means dulling the skin and exacerbating any skin irrations you may have, hence the dry or blotchy red skin. I haven't tried this but the Korres Party Survival kit sure sounds good!

My fave face savers: Clarins Flash balm, Bright Here Bright Now by Soap & Glory,  will help as will Benefits 'That Gal'  face primer with a peachy tint.
A true (Winter) life saver and great value for money product is Liz Earles Instant Boost Skin tonic triple set for around £25. It'll wake up your skin and re-hydrate, perfect for winter months and dealing with the hangover from hell.
Wear a Mineral based foundation and perhaps a layer of mineral based loose powder on top to stop the booze from oozing out of your pores!
If you hair is in a real state the next day and you're running late for work or whatever, Dry shampoo will be your best friend, I love Batiste dry shampoo spray. The cherry one smells lush!

 Did you dance the night away? Can you still feel your feet? I'd recommend some peppermint foot lotion and lathering your feet with it before slipping on a pair of socks and comfy shoes. If they took a real hammering, get some anti-inflammatory gel like Ibulieve or Voltoren (It think there are equivalents across the globe) and massage soles of the feet.

Fyi, burning the candle at both ends is just asking for it and I'd say no amount of wonder cream or pill or anything is going to really help you in a flash, so just go easy party girl! Oh and stay well away from the fast food joint after a crazy all nighter, all that grease will just make you feel worse the next day... Have Marmite (loaded with Vit B) on toast or Eggs Benedict (- eggs will give you energy & it contains cysteine which helps break down the hangover-causing toxin) in the morning instead. If it's the weekend, get as much sleep in as possible!
So there we have it loves! I guess that now I'm with bump, you guys can do all the partying on my behalf!

 Are you all set for the weekend now? Good stuff! 
Have fun & and may the fashion force be with you!
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