When your friends get hitched, you can’t help but feel alone and friendless. In fact, you might start questioning what you’re doing with your life and debating how many cats you should adopt. SNAP OUT OF IT! Just remember what marriage actually entails (sharing a sink — ew), grab your dancing shoes and head out for a celebratory single’s drink! And don’t worry, you may not have your bestie’s “no, that doesn’t make you look fat” approval, but we’ve got the perfect party outfit for a great night.
You need to make some new friends stat (Jack and Daniel don’t count). Let those first friends be Brun and Shroom M.A.C. eye shadow. Next, share you deepest secrets with Dolly Mix M.A.C. blush and So Chaud M.A.C. lipstick. Makeup will never let you down; it’s seen you at your worst and brings out the best in you.
Since you have more alone time lately, why not make it count? Those chipped nails you’ve got? Not pretty. Show your hands some love with a DIY manicure. Keep them short — either square- or oval-shaped with a good file job. Then soak your nails in soapy water for a few minutes to soften up the cuticles and use a wooden stick to push ‘em back (don’t cut them). Next, massage some lotion into your hands and then dab the excess off your nails. Apply a clear base coat and finish off with All Kendall-ed Up Nicole O.P.I. to make those nails super cute again. Much more simple then telling your BFF you hate her new man, eh?
Now that you’re on your own, it’s a good time to experiment. Heads out of the gutter, friends — I’m talking hair. Follow Nadia’s lead and try this half-up, half-down style. No need to choose between a bun or some waves, because you’re partying enough for two now.
BEBE Grey and White Striped Peplum Dress
Forget the little black dress, this striped dress by BEBE is fun, flirty and shows the world that you’re in good spirits, despite being ditched (just keep the Kleenex box hidden). You can pair it with some killer pumps (like Ms. G.) or flats for a more relaxed look. The possibilities are endless. Well, not “endless,” but you get the point.
M. Cohen Bracelets
The newest set of M. Cohen Bracelets are Nadia’s go-to for accessorizing. You can dress ‘em down or rock them out, so whether you’re going to a concert or hitting the town, these bad boys are just the entourage you need.
Say hello to your new best friend for life: Dior’s Idyll. This peep-toe heel has everything you need in a friendship: quilted leather exterior, patent-leather trim, 5-inch heel with a 1-inch platform and topped with an embellished bow. You two will make lasting memories together, I’m sure of it.
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