The five items you need to survive any holiday party! #UltaTrendAlert #StyleHunters4Ulta

The five items you need to survive any holiday party!

Holiday parties. They can be so much fun…or they can be so embarrassing thanks to unforeseen fashion emergencies. Help is here with 5 essentials to save you from potentially embarrassing situations…who wants to be the subject of the water cooler gossip on Monday? Not us, and we won’t be with these awesome situational saviors that are all available at Ulta Beauty.

Breath Treatment Crystals1.  What is worse than making small talk with someone who has nasty breath? Finding out later that YOU were the source of the nastiness. The perfect antidote to bad breath (and exactly what you need to prevent it from happening in the first place) are the EV32 Breath Treatment Crystals. My favorite flavor is Peppermint, and an 18 pack is only $15 – a small price to pay for minty-fresh, inoffensive breath you can count on. A hip alternative to gum or mints, they ‘pop’ in your mouth – sort of like Pop Rocks (those of you who grew up in the 1980’s remember those!) and they fit perfectly in your purse.

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes

 2.  Ok, bad breath is awful…but how about looking down and realizing you have a big old wet ring under your arms? I love the Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes ($9). A single swipe keeps sweat at a minimum and does double duty as a deodorant as well. These are must-haves at a party, especially when you know that super cute guy from accounting is going to be there too.


3.  Look, we all know – everybody poops. However, a holiday party is the WORST place to suddenly have an emergency digestion issue, but it’s all the more likely thanks to that rich food you aren’t used to eating. What is a girl to do??? Always carry a bottle of Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray ($10). This stuff works. Just spray it on the top of the toilet water and regardless of the intensity or duration of your toilet emergency, there will be NO lingering scent. Everyone should have one of these. I have a friend whose mother puts one in everyone’s stocking each Christmas. No joke – get this!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer

4.  So you are at a party and happen to look into a mirror. You suddenly realize that it looks like you’ve been up for an entire week binge-watching Homeland. Oh, and you also have a big old zit that definitely wasn’t there an hour ago. Duck into the bathroom and take care of both instantly with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer ($24, the travel size is only $10!). The tube is a perfect size for your purse and the concealer looks totally natural but covers even the darkest circles, the biggest zits, and the most glaring red spots.

AG Travel Size Brunette Dry Shampoo

5.  As careful as you might be getting ready, it’s inevitable – you get to the party and see gray roots that weren’t showing before. Or, your hair has gotten as oily as a 13-year-old boy who hasn’t showered in 48 hours. Or, your hairdo has fainted and become a flat, sad hair don’t. No worries if you have your travel size can of AG HAIR Travel Size Brunette Dry Shampoo (10.95)!  This handy-dandy stuff makes oily roots, flat hair, and grey roots disappear like magic.

Don’t be afraid of those holiday parties…with these 5 miracles from Ulta Beauty you can party with total confidence!!  – Lisa #UltaTrendAlert #StyleHunters4Ulta @UltaBeauty

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  1. Kat Dinges | 16th Dec 15

    I’ve used Poo-Pourri before! After a while I had to stop using it though because that scent wa sjsut associated with…well, you know. I also love those Pacifica deodorant wipes. I take those to the gym with me!

  2. Renu | 16th Dec 15

    Apart from Bye Bye Under Eye (which I already have). every one of these is going on my shopping list.

  3. [email protected] | 16th Dec 15

    This was hysterical! Who knew about the Poo-Pourri?

  4. Lola Seicento | 16th Dec 15

    What a great list, Marcia!

  5. Phyrra | 16th Dec 15

    Dry shampoo is a must!

  6. Nidia - Lit From Within | 16th Dec 15

    I went to a party where the host had the poo-pouri displayed prominently in the bathroom! It was awesome. I usually keep a scented spray in there, but they don’t always do the trick. I need to get some for when I’m away from home!

  7. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 16th Dec 15

    Great tips for a holiday party!

  8. Erika | 16th Dec 15

    I would add dry shampoo and vodka to that list. 😀

  9. Anastasia | 17th Dec 15

    My inlaws have a bottle of poo-pourri in their bathrooms. It’s funny because now everybody associates that scent with poops 😀

  10. Carleen | 17th Dec 15

    Good list. I had never seen breath crystals before.

  11. Lisa Heath | 17th Dec 15

    I kinda just want the EV32 for the pop rocks effect! Great list!

  12. Babi | 17th Dec 15

    Mints, yes! Always mints! And that Poo-pourri sounds hilarious but necessary!

  13. Bailey | 17th Dec 15

    Pop rock type mints? Do want!

  14. Kim | 17th Dec 15

    Yes to PooPourri! The breath crystals sound interesting

  15. NORAH | 18th Dec 15

    Mints and hangover pills are my essentials!

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