4 Last-minute hacks to add a little extra ‘unff’ to your Mardi Gras Look!


Mardi Gras Hacks Sydney

It really is the most wonderful time of year. Yep, Gay Christmas has once again descended upon Sydney. In just a couple of days, Mardi Gras’ night of nights, the Mardi Gras Pride Parade, will again completely take over Sydney’s famed Oxford Street precinct…and we literally could not be more excited.

Although it’s without doubt Australia’s most fabulous night of the year, for a lot of us, it’s also one of the most high pressure events of the year. Let’s be real, it’s the night where everyone brings their A-game, unveils their sensational Mardi Gras costumes, and not to steal Dua Lipa’s line, though really does look hotter than hell. So if you’re like me and didn’t exactly stick to your pre-Mardi Gras diet, absolutely failed in the self-care department and just quietly, left costume decisions until the absolute 11th hour and are now rapidly googling ‘how to get hot in 48 hours’ then just maybe this one’s for you!

NOTE: Each and every person reading this is already beautiful, hot as hell and an absolute fierce queen. This article has some tips and tricks to add some extra ‘delicious’ to the hot slice that you are, and not at all setting out to change you. Put simply – do them all and you’ll be gorgeous, do none of them, you’re still going to be stunning. Just do what makes you feel good. 

A Modern Gay's Guide to Mardi Gras Sydney

1. GET YOUR BRONZE ON #TanTime

PSA – fake tan is literally life changing. Want to instantly look like you’ve just spent 6-months on a super yacht in the Maldives? Get a fake tan. Want to instantly loose 10KG? Get a fake tan. Want to feel like a literal goddess? You guessed it – get a fake tan.

Although fake tan is literally the best thing since sliced bread, it does of course come with a slight side of risk (think 2008 Snooki). Making sure you’re investing in a quality fake tan is absolutely paramount. This is not the time to risk it with a cheap store-brand or anything like that.

Our pick? We’re glad you asked. The Gay’s Guide team recently took new-kid to the block tan brand ‘SunEscape’ for a road-test, and let us tell you, we highly rate. Think streak free, realistic looking tan that literally smells like caramel – it’s a huge mood.  Pair this with their Gradual Tan Extender and you’ll be looking delectably delicious until well after your Mardi Gras hangover passes…which in our case can be literally weeks.

Our Picks: Sunescape Instant Self-Tan Mousse & the Sunescape Gradual Tan Extender

2. GET THAT LAST MINUTE PUMP ON

Let’s be real, we’re less than a week out from d-day. So, we really can’t be expecting miracles…we can however make a last ditch effort to get that hot girl summer bod. A last minute pump workout can be the make or break between flabby and absolutely fab-y. So drag yourself out and get that last minute workout in to get those veins absolutely popping…you’ll thank us when you end up taking the man of your dreams home.

Our pick: Pott’s Point Boxing institution, Hustle Boxing are serving up 50 minutes of heat building, heart racing, full body conditioning to get you Mardi Gras ready. The class is just a $20 donation which goes straight to Mardi Gras, making it the ultimate pre-gras sweat sesh!

The Details

When: Saturday, 29 February 2020 – 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Hustle Boxing Potts Point – 176 Victoria Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
For more information or to book, see here.

3. WHITEN THOSE TEETH BOI

It’s no secret that a set of pearly whites, is at least 200% hotter than a set of dingey yellows. Gone are the days of teeth whitening costing a bajilion dollars (it’s a number – look it up). Between teeth whitening toothpastes, ultraviolet light devices and a stack of other affordable options, it really is a breeze to get the ol’ chompers in order in just a couple of days.

Our Pick: Oral B’s 3D White Luxe Advance Whitening Treatments – they’re a near instant game changer. Trust us.

A Modern Gay's Guide to Mardi Gras

4. Get your Zzzzz’s hun 

This isn’t new, groundbreaking or original, but some of you (including all us here at A Modern Gay’s Guide) need to hear this. Get. Your. Sleep.

It’s so easy to get carried away the days prior to the big night, but honey, if you want to look your absolute best, you can’t be looking all tired and rough. Puffy eyes, big bags and being 200% irritable are not exactly sexy traits, so if you want to look 100, you need to get some shuteye. You’ll regret it if you don’t.

Reiterating: Each and every person reading this is already beautiful, hot as hell and an absolute fierce queen. This article has some tips and tricks to add some extra ‘delicious’ to the hot slice that you are, and not at all setting out to change you. Put simply – do them all and you’ll be gorgeous, do none of them, you’re still going to be stunning. Just do what makes you feel good. 

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