Hangover Essentials


We all do it, don’t we? Fortunately (or not) for me I accidentially got horribly drunk a few weeks before a big hen party so I’m hoping when someone is handing me that shot I remember the horrendous after effects and hand it right back. For now all I can do is share my recovery essentials and that’s what todays post is all about, if you can’t avoid the hangover then here’s how to handle it (from a beauty perspective)


Tinted lip balm – double duty product and this is new to me but was a total life saver last week when it landed on my doorstep and I summoned the strength to open the package. It feels like a real treat for the lips but adds a little colour to a very dull looking face. Next up are eye gels – I opt for minimum makeup and dark glasses the morning after as it’s not going to do much good but both the Organic Surge gel and the Origins cooling eye mask do wonders for perking up very tired eyes. You could of course opt for a BB cream or tinted moisturiser to even out your skin and give yourself a bit of a glow but I wanted something that would do some good rather than just cover up the bad and this Anti-Hangover Soothing Mask from Belif does just the job. It’s designed to be used overnight but for me the benefits are the feel of it on your skin and you don’t get that if you’re asleep, do you? It’s refreshing, calming and perfect for those days when your skin is suffering along with you.


If you absolutely have to get your eyes out (work for example – no other reason will do) then I recommend something light and illuminating to hide your sleep deprivation. Origins GinZing is a new love of mine, it has a little coverage and sparkle to detract from dark circles while treating them but if you want something a little more heavy duty (or lighter on the pocket) The Illuminating Touch concealer from Collection is also great, it’s been my go to morning pick me up since I got it a couple of weeks ago and although I wouldn’t say it rivaled the well known YSL version it’s definitely a good alternative for the price. My last beauty product would be a facial spritz, I love the Caudalie but only for it’s fragrance.. in this instance I’d have given just about anything to have a bottle of it to hand as you want anything that will make you feel better when you feel THAT awful but this Nspa Toning Mist is also very nice and a regular skin care item for me in these warmer months. The whole Nspa range smells so spa-like and relaxing and again anything that refreshes your tired skin is a plus. Lastly I couldn’t be without a tall drink with ice if I have a hangover.. I managed to summon the energy to leave the house for this bad boy as it’s all I was craving.. seriously I didn’t want anything to do with my beloved Diet Coke so all I’d say is make sure you have your essentials on hand BEFORE you drink.. you don’t want to be making a mad dash to town without your dark glasses and lip balm 😉

What are your must haves when battling a hangover? Or any ‘illness’ for that matter..

Miss BB



  1. Jodie
    18 August, 2013 / 11:34 am

    Feeling a tad delicate today so I’m going for ice cream from a shop that makes their own pretty much homemade ice cream from an original italian recipe. In terms of make up I think I’ll just skip it since I’m only visiting family but I will definitely be making use of the sun glasses.

  2. 18 August, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    This is a perfect blog post for me today, slightly over indulged last night 🙂

  3. 18 August, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Hahah love the hangover specific mask!

  4. 18 August, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    You’re question at the end about what we use when ill has really got me thinking. I try to use my blog to talk about the health condition I have but it can be quite difficult as I don’t want to just go on about it too much. I think some posts about products that help could be a great way to incorporate it – No idea why I hadn’t thought of it before but very pleased now it’s an idea.

    Thank you for the inspiration 😀

    Fab post, too, never heard of a face mask just for hangovers before lol xx

  5. 18 August, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    I’m suffering from a hangover currently and this is exactly the things I need to get me through today!


  6. 18 August, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Aww, when I have a hangover I just stay at home and cure! lol can’t even imagine myself doing make-up! lol!

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  7. 19 August, 2013 / 3:28 am

    I love the Origins GinZing!!!! The caffeine in it kind of tingles.


  8. 19 August, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    A concealer is a must for me with a hangover, or any day!

  9. Jordan
    24 August, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Very handy post to add to the favourites, as I generally just lie in bed all day looking like death and refusing to move! Now with this I can finally leave the house feeling refreshed!

    What’s the name of the starbucks drink in the picture? It looks lovely!

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