Roxy’s Tips – If you fancy a Big Night Out the night before a big day in the office – don’t worry…
you can have your party cake and eat it.
Here are my tips on how…

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Prepare, prepare, prepare…
Before a big night on the sauce, you need to line your stomach. Marathon runners prepare for a race with pasta, but I’d rather leg it 26 miles than self-carb. Common wisdom recommends milk, but I find cream-based cocktails work just as well. White Russians do the trick for me… two large ones, around 6 o’clock.

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Think trotters…
If you’re already loved-up, or are in steady, civilian employment, you might feel able to party without heels. Trainers are a clubbers’ best friend and help avoid next-day ‘broken feet’. But flatties aren’t an option for celebs. For anyone on the right side of the camera, don’t even think about less than 5 inches. Just remember to botox your trotters first.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush…
You’ve got a lot to fit into that handbag, so pay attention. Sunglasses? Check. Toothbrush & gum? Check. Brand new supplies of make-up? Check. You’ll need all this in the morning, so check again.

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Put in the flirtatious groundwork…
You never know when you’ll be needing a favour from the office security guard, so make sure you give him a cheeky wink on your way out.

OK, so now you’re partying. Don’t forget to party hard!

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No wimping…
Worried about oversleeping for that big day in the office? The solution’s easy – don’t sleep! Sleep’s for amateurs, and no excuse to cut short a top night. Just samba straight from the club to the office – some of my best work’s been done pissed.

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Office sleepover…
If you do feel the need for a nap, go to bed in the office. I keep a duvet under my desk, just in case. Never mind the office mice (every office has them) – just smile at that nice security man again, flash him your pass (or anything else you think might work) and then head to your desk to power down. You can snooze safe in the knowledge that if you’re already early, it’s totally impossible to be late.

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Pull…
It’s the ultimate win-win no brainer. Long way home to bed? Pull someone who lives close to the office, and catch a few zzz’s at his place instead. It’s office-promptness/stringless-intercourse – double-bubble. And hey, you rock – you deserve it!

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Pull a doctor…
You get extra points for pulling a doctor (preferably one with a drip). After shagging him senseless, sweet-talk him into hooking you up with an IV. A couple of hours on the fluid bag, and you’ll be perkier than Anthea Turner.

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Pull a fighter pilot…
If no doctors are available, pull a fighter pilot and ask to have sex in his jet. Jets come with oxygen masks, and a few hits of oxygen have the same effect as a few hours on a drip. Plus, you get to indulge in a few Top Gun fantasies…

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Reapply slap…
So you’ve made it into the office – now your packing comes in handy. You need to bury your 40% sheen ahead of that big meeting. Open your make-up and apply with a trowel. Who cares if you look like a tranny? Think quantity rather than quality, and add an extra layer every hour.

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Brush your teeth with Red Bull…
As they say… every little helps. And your gums might absorb the caffeine.

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Pop in gum…
Not only does it mask beer-breath, but the chewing action stops you nodding off.

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Rearrange Cleavage…
Make sure your friends are on show – they’ll divert attention from your party-eyes. Alternatively, an illegally short skirt will do fine.

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Administer Coffee…
I recommend a double Irish.

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Switch on Tens Machine…
OK, so these are normally used during child birth, but did you know that Tens machines can be worn under clothing, and give small, but regular, electric shocks? Perfect for keeping you awake! Buy one, or rent one from Boots. I always book ahead and reserve one for Christmas party season.