Dos and don'ts of racing season
There’s nothing quite like a day at the races. There’s the fun of getting dolled up, the thrill of placing your money on a ridiculously named horse, and, of course, a day spent outdoors with some of your buddies.
But just to make sure you do truly have the best day out, we put together this list of dos and don'ts:
Think ahead. A day at the races is going to be a long day, so make sure you’re well prepared in the beauty department. Take a few essential items in your handbag (like a nourishing lipstick, blotting papers and a mini perfume spray) and pop some Scholl Party Feet Gel Cushions into your heels. They’ll help relieve the pressure from the balls of your feet, meaning that you won’t be left in pain and discomfort as the day wears on. The Gel Cushions make wearing high heels almost as comfy as wearing sandals.
Walk around barefoot carrying your shoes. First, you’re risking hurting yourself (think: broken glass and oafish men who don’t know where they’re stepping), second, you’re going to get home to the blackest, scuffed feet you’ve ever seen, and third, you’re better than that. We both know it.
Wear sunscreen and drink lots of water. It may not be summer, but the sun is still out. You’ll want to make sure to protect that beautiful skin of yours and keep it well hydrated throughout the day.
Overdo it with the champagne. Get into the spirit of it all and have a few. Just don’t end up being that girl in that youtube video that airs on Current Affair. Just sayin’.
take some happy snaps of you and your mates. Even if there are some selfies involved. Too often we all get caught up in taking pictures of scenery and setting up artsy shots of drinks to Instagram and we forget about having fun and being silly.
Bet too hard. The saying ‘double or nothing’ may seem like a really smart thing at the time, but maybe you should know when to cut your loses and enjoy your day (see above point). When in doubt placing a bet, think “Do I really want to live off of Two-Minute Noodles for the rest of the week?”
What’s your advice for a day at the races? Have you committed any of the ‘don’ts’?