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Its My Birthday, I Have A Cold, Feel Like Shit But Going Out Tonight. How Do I look Like I Feel Ok??

(10 Posts)
magnolia74 Fri 29-Jul-11 16:56:23

I look drawn, tired and much older than 37 sad

Just had hair cut really short and dyed very red so thats not helping the washed out look.

So what can I do to make me look like I'm not death warmed up??

magnolia74 Fri 29-Jul-11 17:47:28

Well you stylish lot are obviously busy washing your hair and looking beautiful wink

Wigglesmummy Fri 29-Jul-11 17:55:12

Stiff gin (or similar), a really good laugh and good blusher. Sorry best I can do.

BunnyLebowski Fri 29-Jul-11 18:01:50

When I'm feeling meh I always find that a really good long invigorating scrub at my face with my exfoliator followed by moisturising as usual improves my complexion instantly and makes my make-up go on smoother.

Throw in a large vino, a dress that you know you look good in and some feelgood tunes as you get ready and I reckon you'll be right wink.

And Happy Birthday wine grin

Steeplearningcurve Fri 29-Jul-11 18:06:59

I second the glass of wine and music when getting ready. smile

Not sure if this is any help but I have my hair dyed red and find that when it's at it's brightest I have to be bolder with my make up than I would expect to balance it out IYSWIM. If nothing else I find darkening my eyebrows and extra blusher 'lifts' the whole look. Of course this may just be me!

PortBlacksandIsleOfDogs Fri 29-Jul-11 18:12:02

Powder on nose to conceal redness. Red hair and pale skin only works well for going out with lots of eye makeup and eyeliner (Believe me, i know).

TracyK Fri 29-Jul-11 18:28:14

A couple of paracetemol too - will make you feel better. And plenty of water.

aliceliddell Fri 29-Jul-11 18:32:29

Have you tried 4Flu, benylin Day & Night, Olbas oil pastilles? Should help the symptoms.

Wigglesmummy Fri 29-Jul-11 19:21:40

Oh yes - drugs - whatever you can. No they don't mix well with alcohol but that's tomorrow's problem.
And - actually came back to say happy birthday, have a lovely time

magnolia74 Sat 30-Jul-11 12:45:53

Thanks girls.
I still felt like shit and to be honest it ruined my mood so didn't feel I looked good even in my knock out outfit sad
Had a huge row with dh last night when we got in and didn't sleep so now feel worse.
Going to start a whole new thread as its more than just the cold making me look old and tired blush

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