This time of year is chock full of good times, like holiday parties, days off from work and gift exchanges. Unfortunately for us single gals, there is something on the horizon that is decidedly less fun. In fact, it is even more frightening than your family's Christmas sweaters or your end-of-the-month deadlines at the office - 11:59 pm on December 31. While those with a boyfriend have an insta-midnight kiss, the solo sisters have nothing but anxiety as they frantically search for a pair of lips to smooch when the clock strikes midnight.
Though the idea of being dateless on New Year's Eve may seem like the perfect reason to skip the parties and stay home alone, it may be the very reason you should pretty yourself up and head out. You never know what single dude you'll stumble upon while saying goodbye to 2010.
But simply meeting a gorgeous guy doesn't guarantee a lip lock when the ball drops. To land a midnight kiss with your Mr. Right Now, you may want to follow a few simple suggestions.
1. Look drop-dead gorgeous. We know this sounds like a tall-order to fill but come on - you have over a week to prepare, so looking less-than-stellar is simply inexcusable. Put together an ensemble that highlights your best features. Love your legs? Rock a mini and a killer pair of stilettos. Prefer to show-off a bit of cleavage? Sport a plunging neckline that is sure to turn heads.
2. Create a truly kissable pout. Though red lips may seem alluring, guys may shy away from getting too close to a pout that's covered in color. You may also want to avoid gloss - shiny lips are sexy from afar, but the sticky substance is likely to scare away a dude who's just looking to smooch. Instead, brush on a smudge-proof stain that is a bit darker than your natural color and cover with a lip balm that boasts a slight sheen. Irresistible!
3. Make sure your look lasts 'til midnight. New Year's Eve is usually a night-long celebration, so you'll want to use products that won't quit on you before the clock strikes 12. Use a light-weight hairspray to keep your strands in place without creating a stiff-looking 'do. To avoid the dreaded raccoon eyes, apply a few coats of blinc Mascara for flirtatiously full lashes that will stay-put through inclement weather and dance-induced sweat.
4. Don't black out before the ball drops. A happy buzz is great, but slurring and stumbling is not sexy - and passing out in the corner is simply sad. And please, lay off the red wine. Nothing says "Kiss me on the cheek" quite like wine-stained teeth.