Get Party Ready This Festive Season With Diet Coke (Plus 20 x Goodie Bags & £50 ASOS Vouchers To WIN!)

The party season is well and truly upon us, with more glitter in our wardrobes than on the Strictly Come Dancing set. As we start to plan our outfits, practice our makeup looks and get out the glitzy heels that only see the light of day for a few weeks a year, there’s no better time than now to crack open a Diet Coke and take a moment for yourself. Christmas can be an incredibly busy time of year, with everyone rushing around to buy all the gifts they need while ensuring they’re looking party perfect and ready to dance their way to the 25th. We don’t have time to catch our breath until we’ve sat down for turkey and paper hats with the family, but there are some really simple things you can do to ensure you’re party ready when a last minute invite falls into your inbox, and let’s face it, the impulsive nights out are often the best!. I’ve teamed up with Diet Coke to bring you my top ways to ensure you can get from desk to dance floor in under ten minutes, using only a few tools, tricks and your office loo to help you on your way!

Have a little look at the video I’ve filmed to help you look party perfect in only a few steps. It’s the simple things that really make a difference, especially when you’ve decided to change your mind last minute and head out with friends to a bar for a cocktail or two. All you need is a fabulous highlighter, slick of lipstick, a little backcombing – and of course a cold can sparkling Diet Coke. There are so many ways to enjoy a #DietCokeBreak over the festive season, but just for you, here are my top five moments… Which are yours?

1. Discussing impulsive party plans and outfits with my girlfriends
What better way to chat about whether or not a dress is too low cut, if we have the right statement accessories and how we all need to be slightly coordinated, than with a cold Diet Coke – the ultimate fashion accessory!  

2. Christmas shopping with my mum
After a long day battling the busy streets and bustling through crowds with too many bags to mention, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing beverage. Pair it with something tasty and it’s the ultimate fifteen minutes out, recharging our body and minds for another mammoth shopping session. (Which may or may not include a few treats for ourselves too!)

3. During a serious present wrapping session
While I’m tangled in sellotape and surrounded by red paper that’s not quite big enough to fully cover that awkward gift, a chilled drink is definitely my friend. Re-filling my glass while watching Elf is the ultimate way to feel like Christmas is on its way.

4. At my desk, with a Santa hat on my head
Although I love a cup of tea when the weather gets chilly, Diet Coke is definitely my desk buddy. It’s a great excuse to have a little break from working about 11am, as well as getting me through an afternoon of emails that need to be answered before I can sign out for Christmas.

5. Before a big party night out
It’s the first stage of getting ready; cracking open a cold can of Diet Coke (maybe even mixing it with something cheeky) and enjoying the bubbly uplifting sensation is the perfect way to start an evening – either alone or with friends.

If an abundance of party ready tips, #DietCokeBreak moments and festive goodness wasn’t enough, we have a huge prize giveaway just for you this December. To keep you looking uber stylish and inspired by the latest fashion and beauty trends all year long, Diet Coke are giving 20 of my fabulous readers a bundle of goodies that includes a festive bottle of Diet Coke, a Diet Coke t-shirt and a £50 ASOS voucher to spend on whatever you wish! To get your hands on one all you have to do is enter via the widget below – good luck and have a very merry Diet Coke Christmas!

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  1. Emsypickle
    December 9, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    My favourite #DietCokeBreak is curled up on the sofa with a Christmas film whilst recovering from the night before's Christmas party! 😀 xx Emsy xx

  2. Tracy K Nixon
    December 9, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    I find diet coke cures my hang overs! So my #DietCokeBreak is the morning after a great night out!

  3. mummy24
    December 9, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Chilling out with a diet coke, some mince pies and a christmas movie!AShleigh

  4. Laura Bolton
    December 9, 2014 / 3:05 pm

    My ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak moment involves chilling under a thick woolly throw with the other half and indulging in some of our favourite Christmas movies! Nostalgia ahoy.

  5. Ruby Gloom
    December 9, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    The ultimate festive diet coke is playing cocktails with the kids (I don't drink alcohol so I bartender for them) order lots of oil based ultra concentrate food flavor orange cream coconut apple cinnamon mint gingerbread custard ice cream. You only need a drop or 2 per, glass and it's. Like a new drink the coconut it's so nearly a malibu and diet my old favourite drink but the. Kids. Love playing around with the flavors and are, only allowed to do it at Christmas

  6. Lily
    December 9, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    Diet coke is a must have for a night out or whilst you're walking around the shops

  7. Mia
    December 9, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    My #DietCokeMoment will definitely be this Friday night, out with my friends on our annual Christmas Do at a dinner and dance, I'll definitely be enjoying a Diet Coke with a drop of vodka ? ??

  8. joanna walker
    December 9, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I love Christmas because it gives me an excuse to go glitter and sequin crazy haha! I have a Christmas dance show coming up so that means lots of body glitter, costumes and make up, so excited! Diet coke is my absolute favourite too, I'm known amongst my friends as the diet coke lover haha! Roll on the Christmas holidays full of dancing, mince pie making, shopping, and of course diet coke drinking 😛 Joanna xx

    • beano54
      December 14, 2014 / 8:28 pm

      Is having a great with friends having a pampering session.

  9. Sophie Blumenthal
    December 9, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    My fave way to have a festive #dietcokebreak is with a vodka and diet coke in the bath reading a book I got for Christmas or in the bath before a night out :)Sophie x

  10. Mary Tohill
    December 9, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    With friends with or without an alcoholic drink in it whilst getting ready for a night out. Why is it that the best parts of the night are sometimes the getting ready?! Either that or I'm not going to the right places! #dietcokebreak

  11. Shona Louise
    December 9, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    #DietCokeBreak I think for me it has to be when wrapping presents as well!

  12. Sarah@Blusherobsession
    December 9, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    wrapping presents with cheesy christmas songs playing!

  13. Smitten Lilly
    December 9, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    A refreshing diet coke would be perfect after a long shopping trip or after loads of baking. Could use a little sugar-free and refreshing something after all that sugar 😉

  14. Emma Kelly
    December 9, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    Putting the tree up with my husband 🙂 xx

  15. Sam Bresnahan
    December 9, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeBreak would be on Christmas Eve, putting my little on into bed after a bath and new pj's on, feet up, catch up with Made in Chelsea before my partner comes home and we get the house ready for Christmas day. (I have it all planned out)

  16. Jenna Suth
    December 9, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    I love a Diet Coke Break at the end of a working day. It helps me reenergise before dinner and back to planning and marking x

  17. Samantha Betteridge
    December 9, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    I love gingerbread latte's because they warm your whole body and are just delicious! xxx

  18. Catherine Gregory
    December 9, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I #DietCokeBreak would be perfect while wrapping the pile of presents

  19. Kinia Regulska
    December 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak is always during Christmas! I always buy Coca Cola in those cute glass bottles and have it with my Christmas dinner 🙂 I buy them every single year!

  20. Tracylou
    December 9, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    The ultimate #dietcokebreak after a heavy day of Christmas shopping snuggle under my duvet watching a movie sipping on a huge drink of Diet Coke to quench my thirst ?

  21. Lor jay MissLJBeauty
    December 9, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    My #dietcokebreak is defo when the pressies are wrapped the food is prepared and I'm sat on the sofa, nothing better than opening a diet coke yum

  22. Nickie O'Hara
    December 9, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    My #dietcokebreak is based around my evening TV watching. A glass of it is really refreshing.

  23. Lucy Hill
    December 9, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeBreak is taking time out on Boxing Day to rehydrate with some Diet Coke and headache pills over some good old cheesey t.v. and eat bacon butties and satsumas under snuggly blankets with hubby and the cats. Hangover be gone!

  24. Mary Bloomy
    December 9, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Lovely video! I'll certainly follow the tips when getting ready for a party 😉 xx Mary Bloomy

  25. susan1375
    December 9, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    my ultimate #DietCokeBreak is watching lots of cheesy films with the cat snuggled n my lap,

  26. Lynne O'Connor
    December 9, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeMoment is Christmas Eve when all the presents are under the tree, veg all prepared and I can finally chill with a Christmas movie

  27. Gemma Hooper
    December 9, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    #DietCokeMoment I am a self confessed DC addict, nothing quite like that first drink out of a new can :). The festive bottles are always special and it's nice to have one with a mince pie

  28. daisybeebee
    December 9, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeBreak is chilling out with my Kindle after a mammoth Christmas prezzie wrapping session.

  29. Beautyblogpage
    December 9, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    #DietCokeBreak Mines gotta be Christmas day – opening presents together as a family, the dog included! Stuffing out faces, turkey, cheesy christmas films … bliss! xx

  30. Maggie Bob
    December 9, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    A #DietCokeBreak with the husband is plenty a break enough for me!

  31. Caroline
    December 9, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    I am a Diet Coke addict, so every moment is a #DietCokeBreak for me!!

  32. Ceri
    December 9, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    Relaxing on Christmas Eve once the wrapping is finally finished! #DietCokeBreak

  33. Danielle Allen
    December 9, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    A #dietcokebreak with my baby bump as we both love diet coke

  34. Becky Smith
    December 9, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    Although I'm not actually a fan of Diet Coke (full fat coke all the way!) my festive #DietCokeBreak would be after or in between a good Christmas shopping session when you really need refreshing x

  35. Thach Nguyen
    December 10, 2014 / 2:54 am

    The ultimate #dietcokebreak after a heavy day of Christmas shopping snuggle under my duvet watching a movie sipping on a huge drink of Diet Coke to quench my thirst Ivory Caps | an gi de tinh trung khoe manh | tinh trùng yếu uống thuốc gì

  36. Jadea
    December 10, 2014 / 3:18 am

    Love a Diet Coke Break after a long session cooking!

  37. Angie McDonald
    December 10, 2014 / 6:20 am

    After seeing an amazing band live, chilling out back in the tent with a chilled bottle of diet coke – #heaven

  38. Anonymous
    December 10, 2014 / 8:46 am

    My #DietCokeBreak definitely comes after Christmas day (the thought of eating no more!). Nice and refreshing 🙂

  39. Penny
    December 10, 2014 / 9:43 am

    When I have finished the marathon task of writing all my christmas cards #DietCokeBreak is perfect!

  40. Zoe Davies
    December 10, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Watching a Christmassey film like 'Miracle on 34th street' or wrapping up premises and listening to Christmas songs! #DietCokeBreak 🙂

  41. Anonymous
    December 10, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Staying in all cosy watching a christmas film and reading a book! <3

  42. Kim Neville
    December 10, 2014 / 10:42 am

    In the afternoon with some praline chocolate to perk me up

  43. Jayne
    December 10, 2014 / 11:41 am

    Mine is putting on a Christmas film while I wrap the presents and then sitting back to enjoy a #DietCokeBreak

  44. Esma Blackwell
    December 10, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak is kicking back and enjoying a good old movie during the holidays.

  45. Becca
    December 10, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak must be drunk with some ready salted crisps – yum!

  46. 1806louise
    December 10, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    I don't drink alcohol so my ultimate diet coke is along with my Christmas dinner.

  47. Alice Smith
    December 10, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak is while I am doing my Christmas shopping online.

  48. Alexandra Charlotte
    December 10, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    My perfect #DietCokeBreak is opening an ice cold can after a busy day Christmas shopping!

  49. Lauren Percival
    December 10, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    My ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak moment has to be curling up in my cosiest pyjamas, blasting out festive tunes and wrapping Christmas presents 🙂 xx

  50. Marie Medler
    December 10, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    my #dietcokebreak is a cosy Christmas film, with a box of choccies on my lap, in my dressing gown 🙂

  51. Anonymous
    December 10, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    With Christmas dinner as I don't drink!

  52. Anna Maria
    December 10, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    My perfect #DietCokeBreak is a classic Christmas movie and a glass of mulled wine.

  53. Marcella
    December 10, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Decorating the Christmas tree because it is so much fun.

  54. milkpetal
    December 10, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    My #dietcokebreak would be after Christmas shopping. Perfect way to refresh!Hele

  55. Grace Painter
    December 10, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    My ultimate #dietcokebreak is a cheers with my brother after we finish decorating the house all christmassy, perfect!

  56. JudeVFR400
    December 10, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Mid afternoon break for internet scrabble and diet coke. Peace in the middle of Christmas chaos.

  57. Denise
    December 11, 2014 / 4:33 am

    My best #dietcokebreak is when marathoning tv shows on Netflix!

  58. Ali Johnson
    December 11, 2014 / 8:10 am

    My #DietCokeBreak is after I've finally finished peeling all the veg on Christmas Day

  59. Michelle Smith
    December 11, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Relaxing in front on the TV at the end of the day, Diet Coke is an essential ingredient of my favourite Black Russian cocktail

  60. Jo Hutchinson
    December 11, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    perfect to keep you going while you are cooking.

  61. Justine Meyer
    December 11, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    with a yummy bar of chocolate

  62. Tabby Cat
    December 12, 2014 / 1:08 am

    My ultimate Christmas Diet Coke Break moment would be gathered with the family, watching Elf, eating popcorn & drinking ice cold Diet Coke.

  63. Gina888
    December 12, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    when im on a diet fix

  64. Ursula Hunt
    December 12, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak moment is mixing it with tai maria for my new daughter in law as she is lovely

  65. Bex Smith
    December 12, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak moment is cosying up on the sofa watching Christmas films after coming home from Christmas shopping 🙂

  66. samantha fox
    December 14, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak moment is having a lovely bath then getting in to my onesie, and then laying on the sofa watching reality tv with food and drink x

  67. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 14, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Being in the same room as Gerald Butler he is handsome

  68. JenLa
    December 14, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Recovering from a busy day Christmas shopping with a nice cold Diet Coke, festive film and a take away #DietCokeBreak

  69. thriftylilpixie
    December 14, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    After a big night out with a massive fry up to bring me back to life #DietCokeBreak

  70. Millie C
    December 15, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak moment has to be with a curry!! Seriously its the only drink I can have with Indian food

  71. beautyqueenuk
    December 15, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    With some Disaronno and ice watching Gremlins = perfect!

  72. carlene j
    December 15, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    my #DietCokeBreak has to include a splash of vodka a few rolls of wrap and a warm fire x

  73. Anonymous
    December 15, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    my fave #DietCokeBreak was Christmas morning 3 years ago, me and my partner had 1 each out of the classic glass bottle, Christmas music was playing in the background whilst we opened our presents. Was very magical.twitter @kayke_deeinsta

  74. Sara JaneG
    December 15, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    my #DietCokeBreak is Christmas eve when the kids have finally gone to sleep

  75. Linsay
    December 15, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Watching Christmas films xx

  76. Louise H
    December 16, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    My ultimate Diet Coke moment over the festive season is one Christmas Eve, everythings done its just a matter of kicking back with a glass a few nibbly bits to eat and Muppets Christmas Carol on the tv

  77. The Style Rawr
    December 16, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    My ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak is dropping all my work, dancing around to Christmas tunes while sipping on my Diet Coke and festive choccies!Tara x

  78. melanie smith
    December 17, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    #DietCokeBreak while the kids are at school and no ones trying to steal a sip……….Heaven

  79. kohsamui14
    December 17, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    #DietCokeBreak sitting in the cafe overlooking the gym…. lots of weight being pumped while I sip my drinkRosie

  80. Kelly Horsley
    December 17, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Watching our favourite TV shows with #DietCokeBreak and lots of chocolate!

  81. Chloe-Mae Cole
    December 17, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    My festive #DietCokeBreak is Christmas eve gammon joint soaked in diet coke and treacle served in crusty rolls??

  82. Rosie Dunningham
    December 17, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeBreak moment is getting home, putting the fire on and chilling out with my family with a big box of Christmas choccies (Lindt lindors if we're lucky!) Rosie x

  83. Dawn
    December 17, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak festive moment has to be the morning after the work Christmas party, sat at my desk looking through all the embarrassing photos of the night before. Literally the only thing that gets me through until lunchtime!

  84. Kerin Metcalf
    December 17, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    My festive diet coke break, is halfway through the mammoth task of Christmas shopping, going to a cafe for a sandwich and diet coke. Refuel to carry on! C

  85. Alice
    December 17, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    My ultimate #dietcokebreak would be lazing with a can on the sofa after a big Christmas party x

  86. Tammy Stevenson
    December 17, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    My #dietcokebreak is after me and my little boy have baked yummy treats and get to taste them!

  87. Alice Brazier
    December 17, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    My #DietCokeBreak is just before a night out on Christmas Eve! 🙂 x

  88. elisaw
    December 17, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    My ultimate Diet Coke moment is when it contains vodka!

  89. FatNfab
    December 17, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    I dont like diet coke but I know someone who does!

  90. Nicole Sage
    December 17, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    My ultimate #DietCokeBreak has to be watching Elf whilst wrapping presents and eating mice pies 🙂 xxx

  91. sand74
    December 17, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    My ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak moment is chilling out once everything is done for Christmas!

  92. Lia Siouti
    December 17, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    after christmas dinner while watching christmas movie with the family!

  93. Natalie England
    December 17, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    My ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak moment is sitting on the sofa and watching movies and snacking on mince pies!

  94. Shirley Man
    December 17, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    A 6 pack of diet coke with my mince pies and custard = yummy

  95. Anonymous
    December 17, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    #DietCokeBreak enjoying the run up to christmas, visiting friends and family and just enjoying the ambience of the festive season. thanks

  96. Anonymous
    December 18, 2014 / 12:28 am

    My #DietCokeBreak is reading! Thank you for a year of wonderful advice & competitions!

  97. katie skeoch
    December 18, 2014 / 11:12 am

    Enjoying a #dietcokebreak after setting out all the gifts on Christmas Eve

  98. auntygeek
    December 18, 2014 / 11:15 am

    ultimate festive #DietCokeBreak moment is watching Love Actually with a mince pie 🙂

  99. Natalie Crossan
    December 18, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    #DietCokeBreak when the office lift breaks two days before Christmas… Oh and the heating has also broken so the hunky man who has come to fix the lift has only some tinsel to cover up his bits…Oh wait, that never happened. I'll have another mince pie then 😉 xx

  100. Chloe F
    December 24, 2014 / 1:13 am

    Yay, I'm one of the winners, thanks so much Hayley, how will I claim the prize?Thanks.X

    • London Beauty Queen
      December 24, 2014 / 5:18 pm

      You will have an email in your inbox

    • Chloe F
      January 6, 2015 / 1:22 am

      Hayley, I still wait for an email, just to be sure, are the emails sent or am I the one who didn't receive it yet? Thanks again XXX

    • London Beauty Queen
      January 6, 2015 / 8:57 am

      All the emails were sent when the competition closed to the addresses linked to the account which you used to enter the competition. Unfortunately as I didn't hear back from three people, as per the T&Cs the competition was re-drawn and replacement winners chosen.

  101. London Beauty Queen
    January 8, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Hi Chloe, as I've already stated – the emails were sent to ALL of the winners to their REGISTERED email addresses. It's the responsibility of entrants to ensure these emails are correctly spelt and checked. As also stated, as I didn't hear back from three of the winners (I waited nearly 2 weeks rather than the 48hrs specified in the T&Cs) the competition was redrawn. There is no prize for you to claim. Best wishes.

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