11 things every party girl should know
We all go through a party stage. If you’re currently in it, you’re probably well aware of every tip and trick. If your party days are behind you, enjoy this trip down memory lane. And if they’re yet to come, may the power to hail cabs at 3am be with you…
#1 Travel with tissues
Every nightclub has the same cruel joke: they never have enough toilet paper in the loos!. And when spewing sounds are coming from the next cubicle, the last thing you want to do is reach under to ask for a square or two.
#2 If it’s tight, wear Spanx
No matter what size or shape you are, if you plan on wearing a tight skirt or dress, some form of shapewear should almost always be worn. It will help to keep everything in place and hold in any bloating (thanks, cider!), and when you fall over in the middle on the dance floor, at least some of your dignity will still be intact.
#3 Hangovers happen
I’ll just go for a quick bevvy, I’ll be home by nine, I’ll drink lots of water, I’ll be fine…
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Try taking Hydrodol for those nights where you want to go out, but still be able to function the next day.
#4 No photos without fake lashes
Oh sorry Mr Photographer, I didn’t realise I’d left the house with no make-up on!
The unforgiving flash of those nightclub cameras can make anybody look barefaced. Wearing false lashes will make sure your eyes look glam no matter how bad the lighting is.
bh recommends: UBU Eye Spy Eyelashes
#5 Serious dance moves mean serious sweat
If you’re going to be pulling out the dance moves you usually reserve for your bedroom, ensure you’re well protected. Mitchum Clinical Deodorant Powder Fresh works to keep wetness and odour at bay for up to 48 hours, so you can throw your hands up in the air like you just don’t care.
#6 Never leave it up to him
Most girls assume guys carry condoms around in their wallet. NEVER ASSUME. He probably had no idea he was going to get so lucky and will be too excited to think, let alone provide protection. Stash a few rubbers in your purse, ladies.
bh recommends: Durex B close.
#7 Always be underwear-ready
Skinny dipping? Let’s do it! Strip poker? I’m in! Spilt a drink on my skirt? No worries, I’ll just turn my top into a dress…
Even if you don’t plan on stripping down that night, it’s best to tan everywhere – just in case.
bh recommends: St Tropez Self Tan Express.
#8 Two parties, two pairs of shoes
Whether you’re going from the races to the pub, or from an afternoon session to the club, you’re kidding yourself if you’re going to last in heels the entire time. Take a bag big enough to fit your flats. Bare feet is not a good look – and it’s pretty disgusting, too.
#9 Finish your face before you finish your drink
Contouring and highlighting is hard enough without having to deal with blurred vision or unsteady hands, so make sure you put the finishing touches on your face before opening that bottle of red.
To get to your drink quicker, invest in the Australis AC ON TOUR Highlighting and Contouring Kit. It’s super easy and fast to use.
#10 Eat a decent meal beforehand
No, a cheese platter doesn’t count. One, you should never drink on an empty stomach and two, the night is probably going to end at McDonalds so lessen the guilt by having a healthy meal first.
#11 A mini mirror is a must
Even your best friend won’t notice if you’ve got lipstick on your teeth once she lays eyes on the babin’ bartender. Girl has to look out for number one, which means being able to check teeth, lippy and eyeliner at a moment’s notice.
bh recommends: QVS Make-Up Mirror.
What is your best party tip? Which of the above tips do you always abide by?