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!
This is a sponsored post and video in partnership with Diet Coke.