5 New Year's Eve Beauty Emergencies, Solved

Updated 09/23/16

No one said being a social butterfly was easy. With all of the party hopping you’re doing this season, you’re bound to run into a few bumps in the road. Luckily we have experience dealing with all those inevitable, last-minute beauty emergencies. Wear weather-appropriate footwear, drink one glass of water for every cocktail you consume, and remember these fixes to have a worry-free evening.

Emergency: You arrive to the party and realize you forgot to put on deodorant

When someone is rushing you out of the house, certain necessary tasks are bound to get overlooked. If you arrive to the party, remove your coat, and realize you forgot to add that trusty swipe of deodorant, reach for the nearest dollop of hand sanitizer. The alcohol in hand sanitizer kills odor-causing bacteria and will leave you feeling at least slightly fresher. 

Emergency: You chip your nail polish en route to the festivities

During the holiday season, it’s always a good idea to stash a glitter top coat in your handbag. One swipe will disguise any unexpected chips in your nail polish. And it still works to seal a run in your tights (just get a glitter chunk-free dip) or glue down a loose stone in your cocktail ring. It’s the ultimate multitasker. 

Emergency: Your dress is clinging to you like never before

So you found the perfect party dress. There’s only one little problem: The static cling situation is out of control. While Static Guard may not be a product readily available at all times, hairspray is never too hard to track down. A spritz in the areas that are sticking to you will get rid of that static cling. 

Emergency: Your winter hat has totally squashed your voluminous ‘do

The quickest fix to revive flattened hair is to switch your part. Flip your head over, give it a little shake, and then flip it back to the opposite side. If you plan ahead and style your hair on the opposite side you usually do, you can outsmart hat hair altogether. But if your issue is static-ridden hair, make a beeline for the laundry room and swipe a dryer sheet. One pass over your tresses will take down static, and you won’t have to resort to dousing your well-coiffed strands with water.  

Emergency: You have one jagged nail and it’s snagging everyone’s party dresses

When you find yourself without a nail file and with an unintentional weapon on one finger, all you need to do is find a book of matches. The striking side serves as a makeshift nail file, so you can smooth out the jagged edge and go back to mingling without fear of tearing someone’s cocktail attire.

Have you experienced any of these emergencies? How did you deal?

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