Don't Drop the Ball

A New Year's Eve prep list

how to prep for new year's eve!

The world didn’t end, but 2012’s about to. New Year’s Eve is days away, and you want to ring in 2013 looking and feeling like a million bucks (but not spending it). Do your body good with our checklist.

The Dress
Bridge Boutique is hoarding sequin, silk, and sexy frocks by Dress the Population, Finders Keepers, Line & Dot, and Tracy Reese.

The Bloat
Reset from cookie bingeing with a three-day cleanse from DTox (check out the new Buckhead location) or by replacing a few meals with good-for-you Chuice.

The Glow
Raw Bronzing Studio organically airbrushes a natural-looking tan. Take advantage of the One for You, One for Me special through December 31: Buy a $35 gift card for a friend and get $15 for yourself.

The Locks
Van Michael Salons in Virginia-Highland and Forum are open until 6 p.m. on NYE, so you can go out with a bang (or bangs), a top-notch blowout ($28 and up), or a brand new look just in time for a midnight kiss. Appointments required.

The Face
Post up at the Beauty Escape Makeup Bar (Atlantic Station; December 31, 1-6 p.m.) for full face service plus a mini massage, gift bag, and open bar ($35; appointments recommended). Or let the experts at Woo Skincare and Cosmetics work their magic on your mug ($50; appointments to 404-477-5000).

The Plans
Cameo at A Social Mess’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Buckhead Theatre (use promo code DAILYCANDY for $10 off at checkout) or STK’s swanky soiree with a four-course dinner ($90; reservations to 404-793-0144).

The date’s on you.

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