Style Savers to Celebrate on New Years Eve

December 26, 2008 10:10:31 AM PST
There are a few must-have staples that will help you make it through one of the longest party nights of the year looking glam and feeling good, says style expert Jenn Falik. Jenn says these secret style weapons are essential: Garment Guards: These little pads stick into your little black dress or tie-neck blouse (big holiday trends) to keep sweat stains at bay. You'll be able to cut down on dry cleaning costs and avoid embarrassing moments as you wave your hands in the air while doing karaoke at the office holiday party. Price: 5 for $10.95 at www.beauty.com

Patterned Spanx: These lightweight stockings come in the season's most sought-after patterns, and are so delicate from the mid-thigh down, you would never know they are sucking you in all the way up to your bust line. They come in handy big time as your waistline shows the after-effects of too much eggnog and gingerbread. Price: $28-$42 at www.spanx.com

Invisibelt: This style saver is so cool- it is a flat, clear belt that you can wear undetected with any skirt or pant to keep them fitting just right, even if they begin to stretch after a couple wears. Also- if you want to leave your top button undone every now and then, this gives you a little breathing room. Layer a thin cashmere t-shirt over it and you still can't tell you have a belt on- no bulk at all so your silhouette is flawless. Price: $19.95 at www.invisibelt.com

Vavoom ShapeMaker Shaping Sprays: These shaping sprays are perfect for achieving hair that holds all night yet is touchably soft for that New Year's kiss. All of the hair trends we are seeing right now necessitate volume- headbands with lift at the roots, high, loose pony tails, etc. While some hairsprays leave hair more like a helmet, this is the best one I have found for holding it where you want it while keeping it naturally soft to the touch. Price: $15 at Vavoom salons, www.matrix.com

Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over Highlighter: No matter how tired you are, your skin will never show it with this amazing highlighting powder. These ultra-luxurious soft powder pearls enhance and illuminate the face and cheeks with a radiant glow. Pearly white, soft beige and a whisper of pink blend together to highlight, define and contour the face with a soft wintry sheen that is flattering to all skin types. This can be dusted on the face or décolletage for soft radiance or layered on for a more dramatic shimmering effect. Price: $35 at www.prescriptives.com

Airplus For Her Grippy Steps and Hug My Heels: Celebs including Miley Cyrus are obsessed with these on the red carpet- they make even the most daunting heels wearable and, better yet, comfortable! Price: $7.99 at drugstores.

The Limited Flower Pin: If it is the 31st and you realize you have nothing festive to wear- pull a simple black dress, or skinny jeans and a black top out of your closet and throw this pin on. Affix it to a clutch, to your shoulder, even to your hip- and voila- instant party attire! Price: $16.50 at Limited stores and www.thelimited.com

Physicians Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker: The cult-favorite pure, intense liquid liner in a precise easy-to-use pen does not budge- and is the quickest way to define the eyes and bring a look from day to night. You can even sleep with it on, and wake up still looking glam. Price: $7 at drugstores.


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