Considering how straight up awful 2016 has been, I think we can all agree that we want to start 2017 off the right way with an early-2000's Carson Daly-approved New Years Eve. First thing's first: this means you actually have to make it until midnight. None of that "Eh, we tried, but my feet hurt" BS when the clock strikes 11:15 p.m.. You need to commit to making your night major, and there are a few things to keep in your purse on New Year's Eve to help you do it.
Between big crowds, achy feet, and smeared makeup, there are admittedly going to be more than a few things that may make you want to call it quits early...especially post-2016 you who has been beaten down by the most trying year ever and remembers what it was like the last time you stayed up past midnight (... on Nov. 9). But NYE is no time for giving up, and all you need to do is plan ahead.
Here are seven things to pack in your glittery clutch to carry you through all night long on December 31, and if you're lucky, into the early morning.
You didn't work that hard on your blowout just to have it go flat before the ball drops.
2. Lip Gloss That Won't Come Off
You have a lonnnng night ahead of you (because no, you can't go home at 11 p.m. and say you "tried"), so you may as well lather on some gloss that's going to stick with you all the way up until your midnight kiss. Use one of Huda Beauty's legendary lip contours (or any lip liner of your choice) to really make the color last all night.
3. Breath Mints
For aforementioned midnight kiss, because nobody wants to ring in the year with a stanky mouth.
4. Extra Battery Pack
If you didn't get a selfie at midnight, it didn't happen.
5. Five Hour Energy
The most effective kind of shot you can possibly take on NYE.
6. Deodorant Wipes
After six hours of dancing to the greatest hits of 2016, you're gonna need 'em. (Side note: deodorant wipes are the most brilliant product I've ever seen and I wish I'd come up with the idea. SMH.)
7. Flat Shoes
Women's Sidekicks Round Toe Foldable Flats, $25, Target
Because who wants to walk home in heels after the #bestnightever? These fun flats roll up small enough to fit in your clutch, so you won't have to worry about lugging around a big bag o' shoes all evening.
8. Anti-Hangover Powder
Throw this in a bottle of water before you go to bed (or while you're still out) to make sure you don't start the year feeling like a total zombie. Dehydration is what causes hangovers, and Liquid I.V. helps hydrate your body naturally using Cellular Transport Technology.
Gold 2017 Sunglasses, $10, Party City
Flats + Sunglasses = Starting 2017 off with your first ever subtle #strideofpride at 11am on January 1. (Or, if you're stuck with NYE glasses like these bad boys, you'll at least be making a statement).
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