Showing posts with label TSS It girl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TSS It girl. Show all posts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beach Waves Hair Tutorial {by, Maddie}

Stick straight hair can be both a blessing and a curse; it’s easy to manage on a daily basis, but it can look a little flat sometimes. I’ve always loved that beachy hair look (a-la-Olsen twins), but spraying salt water and scrunching my hair does absolutely nothing! Here are my tips for achieving that look that will work if your hair is straight or stubborn.


  • Heat protectant

  • 1 inch Curling iron or rod

  • Hairspray

  • Pomade


1. First, spray the heat protectant on your dry hair and let it fully sink in. Don’t skip this step! We don’t want to compromise the health of your hair with hot tools.

2. Start taking pieces of your hair and wrapping them around the curling iron, wrapping them away from your face.

3. Once you’ve finished your whole head, shake the curls out a little with your hands. Some girls might like this look the way it is, but I like to quickly run a flat iron over some of the really bouncy pieces to get that true “I just went surfing” look.

(TIP: I spray hair protectant over my hair again before straightening just to play it safe)

4. Time for hairspray! If you have pomade, you can also put rub some between your hands and just apply it to random ends of your hair for a piece-y look.
Enjoy your beach waves!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Three Ideas to Spice up Your Galentine’s Day!

We all know that it’s coming. In only one day, the holiday that screams pink, red, and hearts galore will be arriving. If you’re not like me, then you probably have your significant other’s gift ordered and ready to go and he, being the good boyfriend or hubby that he is, booked your dinner reservations weeks in advanced. But if you ARE like me and find yourself single this Valentine’s Day then put down that copy of the Notebook you were planning on watching and pick up your cutest pair of heels! 

Galentine’s Day inspired by the show Parks & Recreation, is the single gal’s solution to the one day that where the importance of having someone is overly emphasized. It celebrates you and your best group of girlfriends and is the one day to show the world not only how amazing you all are but how fabulous you can look on the arms of no one! I’ve put together a list of three ideas that will make THIS Galentine’s day the best one you and your girlfriends will experience yet!

Sleepovers 2.0
Just because we’re the 20 something year old generation, doesn’t mean we’re too old for a good old fashion sleepover! Have everyone rendezvous at someone’s house for a night of gossip, great food, and of course-your favorite chick flick or rom com (romantic comedy). My personal favorite? John Tucker Must Die because nothing says happy Galentine’s day more than a group of four women banding together for one common cause-the take down of a pretty face with a not so pretty reputation.

Oversized glasses, wedges, and brunch? Oh My!
Whether you’re going the morning of Valentine’s day or dragging everyone out of their beds the next day, an all-girls brunch at your favorite local restaurant could be an ideal time to get all your girls together, dress like your favorite Sex & The City character, and catch up on lost times. Granted, the restaurant might be decked out in the theme that you’re trying to avoid but after you and your friends settle in- I can almost guarantee you’ll be transported and will instantly forget about why you guys went there in the first place.

C…C..C..Cosmic Bowling!
As childish as it sounds, a night of cosmic bowling at your local bowling alley has its perks. Flashing neon lights, bumping music, a pair of shoes that barely fit and of course all of your best friends could make for an unforgettable night that will take you into the wee hours of the morning. If you’re looking for a night of dancing without the painful heels and can take a liking to aiming a ball at five pins-I seriously recommend that you consider trying this! You never know, you and your girlfriends could end up starting a little bowling league of your own!

No one likes to be single on Valentine’s Day. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. While everyone else is celebrating their love for their significant other, take the time to go out and celebrate the love you have for your best friends. Spending it with the people who understand you best can turn any Valentine’s Day into the one incredible Galentine’s Day.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Easy & Healthy Shakes

I love having shakes after I work out, as a snack, or even as a healthy dessert. These are my two favorite recipes that were developed by a Whole Foods nutritionist. They are super easy to make, and they taste amazing! You can add protein powder to either of these!

The Berry Vanilla Smoothie is thick enough to be eaten like an acai bowl with granola and bananas, but you can always drink it too! This recipe makes 2 servings, each at 110 calories. Save some for later, or enjoy with a friend!

Recipe: Berry Vanilla Smoothie
1 cup Almond Milk (I use Vanilla flavored)
1 tbsp vanilla (I use organic non-alcohol vanilla)
½ to 1 cup frozen mixed berries (a raspberry+blackberry+blueberry mix tastes best)
½ banana
1-2 cups ice
about 1 tbsp agave nectar to sweeten, but you can always add more!
(I don’t usually do this, but you can add ½ cup of raw dehydrated almonds as well)
Just put them all together and blend! I love the berry-vanilla combo.

Bonus Recipe: Pumpkin Shake
1 cup almond milk
½ teaspoon of vanilla
2 squirts of stevia
½ can pumpkin
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of cloves
2 cups shaved ice
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Be Radiant in 2014!

Emerald was so 2013. According to Pantone, the leading industry corporation of color, Radiant Orchid is 2014’s color of the year.  This is the perfect color to kick off the year; it’s bright, flirty and makes a bold statement!  The best way to incorporate orchid into your wardrobe is with a statement accessory, such as a bag. From a clutch, purse or tote, a colorful bag is the great everyday accessory. The wonderful thing about orchid is that it’s a great color year around. It will brighten up your winter and fall wardrobe and looks great with your colorful spring and summer outfits.

If you’re not ready to commit to a bag, try little pops of orchid in your wardrobe. A pump, dress or even a floral scarf will be an excellent way to show your fashion forward self this year. 2014 is a year of expression. Whether your personal style is preppy or boho chic, orchid will spice up any outfit. But this doesn’t have to stop at your closet doors, bring this captivating tone into your beauty regime! Sephora is starting the year with a large collection of radiant orchid products for your eyes, lips, cheeks and nails. This versatile hue works for most complexions so you will have no trouble finding a shade to compliment your skin tone and personality.

So my challenge to you this year is to wear color. Be bold, be expressive, and be radiant! Radiant Orchid is so 2014 and a marvelous addition to any fashionista’s everyday life. Share with us below your favorite orchid accessory!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Nails {by Cristina}

Its that time of year again... CHRISTMAS! I don’t know about you girl, but Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I enjoy everything from decorating the house and tree, to finding the perfect holiday accessories. I want to focus on something that I have noticed a lot of this year, holiday nails! We all love the classic red nails, but today it’s all about making your nails unique for this holiday season!

If you're looking for something classic but glam, look no further. I used Big Apple Red by OPI for a gorgeous red base coat. It's one of my favorites for a classic red hue! Then to add a little holiday feel, I used All Sparkly and Gold by OPI at the base of my nail in a half moon shape.

Hope you love this quick & easy way to add a little "holiday sparkle" to your favorite red nails!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It Girl Search 2014

Are you an active member of your sorority?  Do you love all of the lifestyle topics that TSS has to offer?  Do you enjoy taking pictures & writing?  If so, you could be one of our next It Girls for 2014!

Once a year, The Sorority Secrets selects 6 active collegiate sorority women to be part of our It Girl team.  Each girl is from a different Greek organization, and from a different university... hey, we gotta represent!  The job of an It Girl is to rep TSS on her campus, and on behalf of her sorority.  It Girls write their own posts a couple of times a month, and also share fun pictures from things happening on their campus.  If it's cool at your school, we want to know about it.  So... do you have what it takes?

You have already met Maddie, the newest member of our It Girl team for 2014.  There are only a few spots left, and we're taking applicants now through December 6th, at 12:00am MST.

Email us ( to apply:
1. Send us your resume
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself (including your school, sorority, and academic year)
3. Attach a picture showcasing your personal style OR showing us how you're involved on campus

We are so excited to hear from you, and can't wait to meet our 2014 TSS It Girl team!

*applicants will be notified the week of 12/9/13 if they are being called back for an interview*

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Meet Maddie!

 On Maddie:  Hat (similar here), Necklace (similar here), Dress (similar here).

2014 is right around the corner, which means that it's almost time to unveil our new 2014 It Girl Team!  Since we're super excited to share our new It Girls with you, we had to give you a little sneak peek.  Meet Maddie, our newest It Girl from San Diego State University!

Maddie is a fun-loving Alpha Chi Omega, in her senior year.  She loves a good Will Ferrell quote, and a good laugh while watching shows like Summer Heights High.  Maddie also enjoys getting artsy and creative... after all, she's an art minor!  Her personal style is part edgy, part bohemian.  Her flowy white dress, metal collar necklace, and floppy hat in these pictures are just adorable!

Welcome to the It Girl team, Maddie!  Are YOU interested in being a TSS It Girl?  Send us your resume {} and tell us a little bit about yourself... we're taking applicants for 2014!  We can't wait to hear from you.
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