So you’ve broken up with bae and the last few weeks (OK, months) have been spent curled up in bed with Ben & Jerry’s, emotional Spotify playlists and a huge helping of overthinking on the side. Let’s face it, break-ups are grim, but there are a few things you can do that’ll help you go from sad to sassy in no time. Say hello to your break-up beauty kit, jam-packed with everything you’ll need to get you feeling better and brighter. Get ready to slay…

Emotion-proof makeup

Your mates can tell you your ex doesn’t deserve your tears as much as they want, but we know that sometimes you just gotta have a good cry. Make sure you’re prepared with a waterproof mascara: try Maybelline Classic Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara. Whether you’re feeling low and need to let it out, or your mates are just making you cry with laughter, you’ll avoid the melted-mascara look with this one.

Maybelline Maybelline Classic Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara Black £5.99 Buy Now

Baths before bae

When you’re going through a break-up, you need to take care of number one – that’s you, btw. Nothing does the trick like a long, luxurious bath, and going all out is the only way. That’s right… we’re talking bubbles AND bath bombs. Run a nice hot bath and add Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter Caring Cream for loads of moisture-filled bubbles. Drop in a bath bomb to really treat yo’self – we love the fun ’n’ fruity scent of the Superdrug Paradise Berry Burst Bath Bomb – and put on some feel-good power tunes (we recommend the Spotify Independent Ladies playlist). Finish off your pamper sesh with a mood-boosting moisturising Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Body Lotion.

Dove Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter Caring Cream Bath 500ml £1.90 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Paradise Berry Burst Bath Bomb 100g £0.97 Buy Now

Signature scent

All the pampering in the world won’t lift your mood if you walk round smelling of the perfume your ex got you for Christmas. Ditch the date-night scent (and the mems) and treat yourself to a new scent – one that’s aaaaaaall you. There’s really only one fragrance that’s fit for the fierce kinda freedom we’re after – Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal. Fresh and elegant, it will have everyone wondering what you’re wearing and will leave you feeling like an absolute boss.

Jean Paul Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml £56.00 Buy Now

Get your ’do did

Hair is a great way to express yourself, and nothing will give you that ‘new me’ feeling like a fresh hairdo (think Carrie Bradshaw post-jilt). The great thing about this is it’s up to you how far you wanna go. You can take it to the extreme and dye your hair that cray colour you always thought about but never felt quite brave enough for. Try Bleach London Super Cool Colour in Big Pink – go on. Or you could get the do-it-all BaByliss Multi Style, which will help you create new hair looks whenever you want.