New Year’s Eve Essentials 2018 Guide

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season is still in full effect. The mistletoe is still hanging, the city lights are still twinkling as the spirit of fellowship is still in the air. What better way to end the year than being surrounded by those you like and love most at a New Year’s Eve party? While everyone is focused on coordinating their outfits, Fashion Reverie want to make sure you don’t forget the essentials that will make your New Year’s Eve celebration memorable.

The beginning to any good night starts with a good prep. After you’ve showered, you need the right moisturizer to keep your skin fresh and soft. One of the leading brands in skin hydration is Palmer’s. Known for their cocoa and shea butters, the brand also has a line of oils to give you 24-hour moisture. Their Coconut Oil body Oil is free of parabens, sulfates and dyes, and made of natural coconut oil and monoi. Monoi is a South Pacific oil used to protect skin and hair. Made of Tahitian gardenias steeped in coconut oil, monoi helps repair hair damage, increases shine, and delays the signs of aging. Don’t use it just for New Year’s Eve; this is a moisturizer to be enjoyed all year long.

After you’ve prepped your body, you’ve got to prep your face. Dasomi’s Revitalizing White Truffle Mask relies on the antioxidant agents of the rare Italian white truffle to provide nutrition and elasticity to your face. In a spa-like, at-home application process, Dasomi takes you on a three-step journey to fresher skin. First, you get a deep cleansing with their O2 Magic Clear Bubble Cleanser. You then apply the white truffle mask. To finish, you apply the Waterdrop Cream soothing moisturizer. At the end, you are left with a clean, supple, fresh camera-ready face.

Everyone looks forward to that midnight kiss, but no one wants to pucker up to dry lips. Chapstick Total Hydration is a 3-in-1 lip care remedy to keep your chops in check all night long. Their Coconut Hydration formula moisturizes for up to 8 hours, renews your lips’ barrier with Omega-rich botanical oils, and transforms the look of damaged skin into a more youthful appearance.

As the adage goes, you’re never fully dressed without perfume or cologne. Sure, we spray some on before we leave the house, but throughout the night, you may want a touchup to keep the smell romance going. No lady is lugging around a bottle of perfume all night.

The Travalo atomizer is the perfect way to keep a dose of fresh scent on hand. Lightweight and compact, Travalo discreetly fits into your purse or pocket. However, don’t be misled by its’ tiny size; each atomizer can provide up to 75 sprays. Leak proof and glass free, you don’t have to worry about accidental spilling or breaking. This powerful sprayer comes in an array of designs, making it ideal whether for a night on the town or a week traveling abroad.

What’s worse than a dead phone? Not much. We live in a time of continuous connectivity, so a dead battery can bring your world to a crashing halt. Don’t fear; Tzumi is here to save the day (well, night). The PocketJuice Wireless portable charger has 2 built-in USB ports and also works via Qi charging (you can wirelessly charge your Qi-enabled phone by laying it on top of the charger) so you can charge multiple devices at once. With a 10,000 mAh capacity (enough for more than 3 full charges to your smartphone), and an LCD display to monitor how much power is left, you will have enough juice to keep the party going all night long.

No New Year’s Eve party is complete without a toast. Whether you want to have a personal toast by yourself or with a small group, opt for a six-pack of mini Moët champagne bottles. Each bottle has 187 mL, or about a flute and a half. Each bottle also comes with a fancy golden flute topper so you can sip in style. Small little details like this can really up the chic factor of any party.

Coconut water

An important rule to surviving any night on the town is to remember to stay hydrated. Whether from dancing or from drinking, we can become dehydrated and lose a lot of essentials like sodium, potassium, and electrolytes. You should definitely drink water before and throughout the night, but Coconut Water will help also replenish the lost nutrients. While some people opt for sports drinks such as Gatorade, they tend to have more sugars, carbohydrates, and calories than coconut water. 100% all natural, coconut water is Mother Nature’s post-party pick me up.

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Everyone needs to be safe on New Year’s Eve. Some people may overindulge and be in no condition to drive. Thankfully there is a plethora of options to get everyone home safe and sound. Before you head out for the night, download two or three cab apps to your phone. The major ones are Uber, Lyft, Gett, and Curb, but there may be even more options in your town. Be sure to enter and save your home address and credit card information before you head to the party. That way, just in case you’re too intoxicated to get behind the wheel, you already have a back-up plan to get home. Remember, “buzzed driving is drunk driving”, and no one wants to start the New Year with a ticket or a night in jail.The most important item for New Year’s Eve is a good attitude. No matter if you are bringing in the New Year at home, at church, at a house party, or at a club, it is key to walk into the New Year with positive vibes. You can say a prayer, recite a mantra, have a thought, or just flash a smile, but we want you to leave all the negative energy in the old year, and attach yourself to all the positive possibilities of 2019. Fashion Reverie thanks our readers, and all of the love you have shown us in 2018. And we look forward to engaging with you even more in 2019. Happy New Year!

—Carl Ayers

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