As such, while pretending to work, we're really scouring the web to find the best party makeup and hair tips. So (lucky you!) we're sharing the fruits of our procrastination. From perfecting your favorite celebrity-inspired 'do to maintaining your shimmer into the wee hours, these beauty secrets will have us, err, you, covered when the ball drops and well into 2010.
Fun and flirty looks inspired by the fall runways. Five Holiday Makeup Tricks for Turning Festive Into Fabulous - Refinery29
Celebrity makeup artist and CoverGirl design director Pat McGrath serves up expert advice on nailing down your look. Get Picture-Perfect Party Makeup - DailyMakeOver
For the ultimate woman-on-the-go: Simple steps on how to take your office look from sweet to smokin'! Seven Ways to Take Your Beauty Look from Day to Night - Glamour.com
Six ways to keep your makeup fresh without constantly having to touch up. (Your date can thank us later) How to Make Makeup Last Longer for New Year's Eve - BellaSugar
From Kate Winslet's sleek updo to Blake Lively's luxurious waves to Rihanna's sassy crop, try on these celebrity 'dos and more until you've found the right look. Holiday Hair Instant Makeover - PeopleStyleWatch
Quick and easy ways to glam up so you'll stand out! 5-Minute Holiday Hair and Makeup Tricks - Allure.com