Showing posts with label The Sorority Secrets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Sorority Secrets. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Sorority Girl's Vitamin Guide


Either you're just getting over that seasonal cold or you've been unfortunate to have just been hit with it! Whatever the case, it's important to get the right vitamins in your system to stay healthy and help prevent getting sick. Your immune system is so important to take care of you so it's important that you take care of it! We are only given one body in this lifetime and every day it goes through wear and tear and somehow we have to make it last for over 80 years! Below are a list of the best vitamins to fuel your body for our 20 to 30 year old readers as shared by Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O. Take note and be sure to take them daily!

• Calcium: These are the decades to bone up, as in, maintain your bone mass. Dr. Calapai recommends adults aged 19-50 years take 1,000 milligrams of calcium, daily. If you don’t receive enough calcium from your diet, you may need to take a supplement containing elemental calcium. Elemental calcium refers to the actual amount of calcium in a supplement that's available for your body to absorb—the rest are compounds making up the supplement. But when supplementing your calcium, read the labels carefully, cautions Dr. Calapai . “For example, if you buy tablets such as calcium carbonate, each tablet contains 1,250 milligrams of calcium,” he says. “Unfortunately, only 500 milligrams is elemental calcium.”

• Vitamin D: The reason we're severely lacking vitamin D nowadays, much more so than even our parents were, is because we're missing out on the number-one source of vitamin D: The sun. "Vitamin D is a pro-hormone made in the skin upon exposure to sunlight, and production of it is rapid and robust," Calapai says. "Within 10 to 20 minutes without wearing sunscreen, people make between 10,000 and 20,000 IU. But because of widespread sunscreen use, total sun avoidance, and our increasingly indoor lifestyles, our vitamin D levels have fallen drastically." Dr. Calapai says, “Take at least 2,000 IU per day year-round. And although you technically don't need to supplement on the days that you know you'll be outside when the sun is high, it's just easier to take it every day than to try to remember when and not to."

• Folic Acid: For women in their childbearing years, folic acid is recommended if you’re planning on conceiving anytime soon. “You should take it before you get pregnant to ensure your levels are high because low rates of folic acid can cause a number of birth defects,” says Dr. Calapai. “The recommended dosing of folic acid is 400 micrograms per day if you are age 14 or older.”

• Iron: Iron is another key consideration for menstruating women. “Iron deficiency commonly occurs in pregnant women, causing anemia, which can result in fatigue and weakness,” says Dr. Calapai . “Iron enables red blood cells to carry oxygen and deliver it to body cells.” If you’re pregnant and not getting your daily 27 mg. of iron from sources such as iron-fortified cereals and eggs, then look for it in a supplement containing 16 to 20 mg, or speak to your physician about iron supplementation specifically.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sorority Favorite: The ClassPass

How are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions related to health & fitness? Well, if you're like the majority of the world, then you've probably fallen off a bit. Well, we have something that will get you back on track: The ClassPass.

The ClassPass is your cost effective way of trying out the best fitness classes in your area. How it works is you pay a monthly fee ranging from $100-$115 and you have the chance to take advantage of classes at certain ClassPass studios. The only rule is that you cannot go to the same studio more than three times. This is to ensure that you take advantage of all of the other gyms/studios. We love the ClassPass because it makes you accountable. When you sign up for a class, you're committing to attending that class. If you don't show up, you will actually get charged for missing the class. No one wants to lose money so it's a great way to stick to your commitment.

Sign up and let us know what you think! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day Gifts for your BFF

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Aww it's finally the month of L-O-V-E! Now, Valentine's Day isn't just about showing love to your significant other. It can also be about showing love to your friends, especially your BFF. It's like Christmas all over again as you shower each other with gifts. Today, we have pulled some of our favorite gifts to give on Valentine's Day to the BFF. Shop them above and let us know what gifts you think we should add to the list!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Sorority Girl's Flying Secret

We know all too well how quickly Spring Break can creep up on you, so don't get sucked into buying a super hefty plane ticket to your favorite Spring Break destination. We are so excited to have stumbled across a pretty amazing website to snag the most inexpensive plane tickets. It's called The Flight Deal and well, it's exactly how it sounds. The creators behind this site wanted to provide tips and tricks on maximizing frequent flyer accumulation for miles traveled, web promotions, customer reward points and wise redemption of these awards. That’s what they decided makes a deal truly great. They will only publish fares that meet a simple criterion: 6 cents per mile or less. This means a nonstop roundtrip from New York to Barcelona should never be more than $425. We love how personable and practical the site is. Searching for flights, hotel, and/or renting a car can be stressful on most sites, but with The Flight Deal you really feel like you're reading your favorite blog {aka, The Sorority Secrets, wink wink}!

Keep your eyes peeled on the popular Spring Break destinations via The Flight Deal and let us know when you score an amazing deal!

Monday, January 25, 2016

TSS Favorite Things: January

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Can you believe January is almost over?!  Time flies when you're having fun, right?

With the transition from winter to spring, there are tons of cute & fun things hitting the department stores and here are some of our favorite items for the month of January!  Every month we gather our favorite items of the month to showcase.  What are some of your favorite things for the month of January?!

Happy Monday! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Sorority Girl's Favorite Memes

A typical morning for us is to grab a cup of coffee or tea, check our emails, and of course laugh at MEMES! Over these last couple of years, memes have taken over our social media lives! Meme generators have made it nearly impossible not to make a joke about any and every thing in life. Memes don't skip a beat, so we compiled some of our favorite memes that we have seen out there above. But, now we want to hear from you! In the comment's section below, share with us a picture of your favorite meme. It will be something to look back at throughout the day for a good laugh.!

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Trick to Using the Beauty Blender

The Beauty Blender has become such a necessity for most people that use liquid foundation and it definitely should be!  All of the celebrity makeup artists use it and it really does its magic.  For those of you that aren't familiar with the Beauty Blender, it's the pink egg-shaped sponge that allows you to perfectly blend in your liquid foundation on your skin.  It also helps with the mid-day touch up or when your skin is oily at the end of the day and you need to get rid of it!

There are generic brands that started creating something similar to the Beauty Blender but the texture of it and the softness of it is completely different than the actual Beauty Blender, so don't get tricked! The downside that you hear often is that it absorbs the liquid foundation and you end up having to use more liquid foundation than normal- and this is true.  It's a sponge so it does absorb a little bit of your foundation, but here's the trick that you all have been waiting for- put the foundation on your face using your fingers and then blend it in using the Beauty Blender!  It's an easy trick, but it really will help you get the most out of your liquid foundation and the best part about it is that you will save some money using this trick!

Friday, January 15, 2016

5 Must-Have Sneakers of 2016

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It's 2016 and that means we get a fresh start! New year, new you, right?! 

What's more motivating to hit the gym than getting brand new sneakers? Sneakers have become a fashion staple in the last year. You see girls wearing it with their day to day outfit, rather than just to the gym- with these sneakers above you can too!  Wear it with your skinny jeans or wear it with your work out outfit.

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Why You Should Do Spring Recruitment

So you have survived the first semester or two quarters of college and you can't help but feel a little left out in the social scene. Every day on campus you see groups of girls wearing their letters on cute tees and they look like they're the ultimate besties. You want in but you're just not sure if the "sorority thing" is for you.

Does the above scenario sound like you or someone you know? Well, stop second guessing yourself. Spring Recruitment could quite possibly be the best college decision you make. Here is why:

  1. It's never too late to make new friends. New sisters? EVEN BETTER!
  2. Spring Recruitment is usually less stressful than the first recruitment earlier in the school year because it's less girls going through.
  3. With the whole rest of the school year ahead, there is still time to participate in the fun, warmer activities in the spring like philanthropies and date parties. 
  4. Sick of your dorm room? Find a new place to stay in your sorority house once you complete spring recruitment and get initiated.
  5. You will join just in time to be able to be on the other end of it all as you prepare in the summer to welcome even more sisters with recruitment! Participating in recruitment is the best and most rewarding sorority experience. You could even qualify to be a Recruitment Counselor!
  6. You finally get to wear your letters on a cute tee ;-)
Good luck with Spring Recruitment and if you have any questions, leave us a comment below!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Get LIT!

If you follow Beyonce's stylist, @Tytryone or Kim Kardashian, then you have probably been hearing the term "TYLITE" or "LIT". Well, it's probably not what you think! Your selfie game is about to be changed with these amazing new products that light up your phone to provide you with the best lighting for the perfect selfie. Hilary Clinton got to try it out and she was obsessed! One is called "Ty-Lite" and the other is made by Lumee. Each are cases that you put on your phone that light up, basically. When it comes to the Lumee, we love how you can adjust the lighting to make it dim. For both the Ty-Lite and Lumee case, we also love how it protects your phone much like any other phone case.

Get your hands on one of those bad boys and send us a selfie with the hashtag #TSSLIT for a possible Instagram feature!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Sorority Girl's Ultimate Workout Playlist 2016

If working out more was one of your New Year's Resolutions, then we know just how important it is to stay motivated. Music is the best way to keep you energetic at the gym so we pulled some of our favorite workout tunes to keep you entertained. Find our top 10 below and add to the last by including your favorites in the comment's section below!

1. Justin Bieber - "Sorry"
2. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"
3. Kygo ft. Ella Henderson - "Here For You"
4. Silento - "Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Nae Nae"
5. Drake - "Hotline Bling"
6. Omarion - "Post To Be"
7. Adele - "Hello" (good for the cool down portion of your workout)
8. Ellie Goulding - "Lost & Found"
9. Missy Elliott - "WTF"
10. Ellie Goulding - "Something In the Way You Move"

Good luck with your workouts!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Resolution 101

Deciding on your New Years resolution is a really big deal.  It might not seem like it, but if you really think about it, it's a commitment you're making for a whole year and you want to make sure that you're going to stick to it!  That's why we've decided to create a little 101 guide line for you guys when it comes to coming up with your New Years resolution for 2016!

1. Pick a resolution that really excites you!
You want to make sure that your end goal is something you're really looking forward to, so pick something that you really want and makes you giddy about it.  It's always a great idea to pick something that benefits you.

2. Build a troop
The biggest challenge is sticking with it!  That's 365 days that you have to keep up with your New Year's resolution, so it’s always nice to have a troop with you trying to accomplish the same resolution.  Be each other’s constant reminder to accomplishing your goal!

3. Create a master plan
Rather than just a mental note for your plan, actually make a master plan for the entire year on how you’re going to accomplish it the entire year. It always helps to write it down whether it’s a work out routine or what.

4. Be Realistic
Whether you’re creating your master plan or it’s your actual resolution, always remember to be realistic about it. Again, it’s a challenge so give yourself a little breather, don’t be too hard on yourself.

5. Keep your end goal in mind
Always keep your end goal in mind and try to create reminders all over the place to keep you going!

6. Don’t forget to reward yourself!
If/once you’ve accomplished your New Year’s resolution, REWARD YOURSELF!! You should be proud of it and you should always reward yourself. How you’re going to reward yourself once you’ve completed it is also a great motivator when deciding on a New Year’s resolution!

Happy New Year's, friends!  Thank you for a wonderful year! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

After Christmas Sale You'd Love

Of course everything goes on sale AFTER the holiday season AFTER you've bought everyone their gifts, right?!  Well, lets just look on the bright side and at least everything is on sale! Sure enough there's Boxing Day, which is the day after Christmas on the 26th and that's when the sale really starts.
If you didn't get what you really wanted this holiday season, check out these sites for amazing sales!

1. Nordstrom - their Half Yearly Sale- you can't beat it!
2. H&M - up to 70% sales right now!
3. Topshop - 50% sales!
4. Gap - 35% off your entire purchase using code GIFT4ME.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

New Year's Eve 2015 Dresses


Too soon to talk about what you're going to wear to ring in the new year? Nahhhh! You better believe we have already secured some NYE dress options, but of course we won't leave you hanging so we have pulled some of our favorite dresses for you to choose from to ring in the new year in style. As you know, we are in LOVE with ASOS. Can we buy everything? This dress from ASOS is the absolute most amazing dress if you're trying to be more sexy as you pop some confetti and yell, "Happy New Year!" You definitely can't go wrong wearing a sequin dress and this black and silver dress is a personal favorite.

Where will you be shopping for the perfect NYE dress? Share with us below!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Cutest Christmas PJs of 2015

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Christmas Eve is tomorrow!! Besides all the family time & opening presents, one of our favorite parts about Christmas is all of the cute Christmas pajamas!  It's even started becoming a tradition for a lot of families for all of the family members to wear matching Christmas pajamas.  Every year the Christmas pajamas get cuter and cuter and we had to share our favorite Christmas pajamas of 2015! Victoria's Secret always does an amazing job and so does Wildfox Couture as they have some pretty witty Christmas pjs that are too cute to pass up!

Check it out!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers


Honestly, sometimes your stocking stuffers are what you look forward to more than your actual presents under the Christmas tree! Growing up our stockings were always filled with candy, but as time as gone by, we have noticed this fad in putting mini presents in stockings and we love it! We love this heart printed water bottle along with this funny "You Can't Spin With Us" water bottle...mainly because they're pink, haha! Everyone can use a pair of socks so why not add some fun polka-dotted ones like these one? Shop the rest of our favorites above!

What are some stocking stuffers that you will be stuffing into your loved one's stockings? Share the love by leaving a comment below!

Happy last minute shopping!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gifts For Her: Star Wars


We are not ashamed to admit that we are major Star Wars' fans! Did you catch the movie premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Gahhh, it was so good! Continuing on with our "Gifts For Her" series, what better way to show your love and support of your friend/girlfriend/or mother's obsession with Star Wars than getting them only the best Star Wars' paraphernalia? How cool are these Star Wars headphones? Perfect way to catch all the awesome acoustics from all of the movies. Speaking of all of the movies, why not get the special girl in your life the complete Star Wars' movie set? Now, that is the ultimate gift. Shop our gift suggestions above and whatever you choose, may the force be with you!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

All Plaid Everything

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Holidays are right around the corner and that means all plaid everything!!  We honestly don't know anyone that doesn't love plaid, so we wanted to combine all of our favorite plaid items that are in stores right now.  You can literally have plaid everything and anything, so whether it's a pillow for your couch, a scarf, or even pajamas, you can make it work!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! xo

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gifts For Her: Starbucks


We hate to be cliché, but are you really a sorority girl if you don't heart Starbucks (otherwise referred to as Starbeezy for the gangster in you)? Continuing on with our "Gifts For Her" series, you can't go wrong with the gift of Starbucks. Whether it's a fashion forward Starbucks' leopard mug or a total Starbucks' gift set, your sister/friend/Mom/girlfriend will love you forever...well, at least until the coffee runs out. Shop our favorite Starbucks' gifts above and share with us some of your favorite Starbucks' gift items in the comment's section below!

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