Mar 5, 2014

I'm 21 Y'all: Your Guide to Beauty on a Night Out

So, now that I am FINALLY 21 (and I say finally because all of my friends have already been 21 for what seems like forever) you know that I've got to share my best going out beauty secrets with you all. Given that I don't go out too often, I've been able to narrow my tips down pretty well. Read on, please and thank you! 

Whether you go out once a month or three times a week, oil blotting papers are something you should definitely have in your bag at all times. There's nothing worse than seeing pictures the morning after a night out and realizing you're the shiniest one in the bunch.

One of my favorite souvenirs from China.

Another essential is mints. Peppermints, mint gum... anything really, as long as they freshen your breath. Chances are you're going to run into old friends (or make new ones) and you don't want them to be able to tell a) what you had for dinner or b) what you're drinking just by smelling your breath. Gross.

Restaurant mints work fine!

Also, keep some redness-relieving eye drops in your bag. Much like shiny foreheads, red eyes only seem to show up in the photos you won't see until the morning after. If you don't want to look like you're exhausted, you should stock up on the drops. You can buy teensy bottles too, so don't worry about not having room for them in your little statement clutch.

Lip gloss, stick, stain or balm is an absolute must whenever you go out, but go with a formula that isn't too sticky. There's nothing worse than walking down the street and then having little strands of hair getting all caught up in your lips.

My favorites: Addie's OxBerry from Bite Beauty Lip Lab and Stainiac by the Balm.

My final tip is a to keep a hair tie handy. This kind of goes with the whole lip gloss thing. If by the end of the night, you find yourself pulling hairs out of your lip gloss or your drink, it's time to pull that hair into a pony. 

As far as hair ties go, choose something that won't snag, like this one.

Now that I've shared my favorite night out beauty tips, it's your turn! Tell me about your going out essentials in the comments!


  1. Happy birthday cutie! :) xx

  2. Thank you so much Jana! It was a great day :)

  3. Yes mints and hairties are just as important as beauty stuff! Happy Birthday :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  4. Great post! Hair ties, mints, eyelash glue and lipstick are my night out essentials! x

  5. Thank you for the birthday wishes and thank you for reading!

  6. I've got to say, I am so envious of you for wearing eyelashes out! I used to love the little clusters, but I've gotten so lazy with my going out makeup these days. It might be time to reintroduce falsies to my night out routine.

  7. Great post and this is really helpful for long day out love the hair tie it's so pretty (: x

  8. Thank you:) It's great because it doesn't get caught or tear your hair!

  9. Happy birthday! happy 21! finally legal >.<

    hehehe thanks for sharing these hun
    followin you

  10. Thank you dear! It's been fun so far!

  11. Hahah...It's so true, we really don't want to stand out too much in a group picture being the shiniest one. For a night out, I'm always a girl scout, I always have an oil control pressed powder, lipstick, lip balm, mentos, mini kleenex, a pocket size of hand sanitizer and a small tube of lotion because my skin tends to dry up easily and if that happens I'll be scratching all over from the itch and that would totally ruin the night. So that's it.

    1. Ah you are a woman after my own heart! I love how prepared you are! Thanks for reading :)


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