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How to cope with a breakup

how+to+cope+with+a+breakup_3356_800344787_0_0_7077116_300Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka said it best: Breaking up is hard to do.* Right on, Neil, right on. But while the breakup itself may be difficult, nothing surpasses the pain in the weeks to follow. So how do you cope with that horrid period of time? Simple: Get up, get out and get some. Soon enough, you'll be over it.

First of all, put down the ice cream. It may seem like a suitable substitution for your ex, but trust us, Ben and Jerry won't kiss you good morning or take you out at night. Snuggling up to food is perhaps the worst revenge ever. The best? Living your life and doing fantastic things that you weren't able to do when you were tied down (hello make out session with the sexy trainer at your gym!).

Even if your ex lives on the other coast, it's almost guaranteed that you will run into him on the day you feel at your worst. However, you can still look your best. Before heading out, spend some time in the mirror making yourself look awesome.

Because you've likely been crying for days, pay special attention to your eyes - nobody should be able to tell you've been sobbing. Rim your eyes with a dark liner for a smoldering and sexy stare. Cover your lids with a shimmery shadow to reflect light and detract from the puffiness that tears can bring, and apply highlighting powder to the inner corners of your eyes to add brightness.

Coat your lashes with dark blue blinc Mascara. The water-resistant formula won't run (even if you shed a few tears) and the pigment will make your reddened eyes appear whiter. Finish with a bit of blush and a berry-colored lipstick that boasts a slight sheen for an absurdly kissable pout.

Once you look the part, it's time to get out there and get some. Round up your favorite single ladies and hit the town for a night you'll never forget. Well, truthfully your memory will probably start to go after the third kamikaze shot, but hey, if you can't remember your own name, you won't remember your ex's either!

*Side note: Who would have thought that Neil Sedaka would have penned one of the most lasting, insightful lyrics of the past 60 years? Seriously. Way to go, Neil.