Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Last Minute Valentine's Day Outfits


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No, it is NOT too late to snatch up the perfect outfit for Valentine's Day...or Galentine's Day for our singles out there (we got you!). After all, Valentine's Day lands on a Sunday so you have the Saturday deliveries to look forward to. You just cannot go wrong using Rent the Runway. And you just can't go wrong with this red, dainty lace dress that retails for $445 but rents for $75!! In case you're not sure how Rent the Runway works, you simply choose a dress in two sizes, select the date with which you want to borrow the dress, they ship it, you wear it for an extended period of time, then you return it. So convenient! We also love looks from our favorite department stores like this hot number from Nordstrom by Adrianna Papell. Now, you don't have to wear a dress either! This sexy romper from Nordstrom is enough to make your significant other's head spin. We also picked some beautiful, neutral heels above that look good on any skin tone. Whatever you wear, make sure that YOU feel pretty!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Our Favorite Colour Pop Lippies For Valentine's Day



Okay, so you guys already know how we feel about Colour Pop Cosmetics. It was our obsession for the Fall season when we shared with you their amazing Lippies for Fall! Well, it's now the season of love and you absolutely HAVE to have the perfect lips for lots of smooches on Valentine's Day. We decided to shop around for ourselves you guys to provide you with the best colors for February 14th! Shop our faves above! P.s. Did you know that Karrueche and Colour Pop have teamed up to release #KaePop ?! Shop her line here!

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!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6 Modern Myths About Love {United Healthcare}


We always love reading up on important health tips from our favorite healthcare providers, that we were glad to have stumbled across this article that United Healthcare wrote regarding modern myths about love. Love is special, but often times we fall victim to false love. Read United Healthcare's perspective on modern myths about love and leave a comment below with your thoughts!

6 Modern Myths About Love
How much do you know about matters of the heart?
Zing! With a well-aimed arrow, Cupid can fill your heart with passion. That's how the ancient myth goes.

We may not believe that. But plenty of modern myths about love miss the mark too. Here are six you've probably heard.

Myth No. 1: I have to be in a romantic relationship to be happy.

The real deal: Just one can be fun! Single people can and do live full, happy lives. Their secret? They fill their hearts with what brings them joy and satisfaction — family, friends, meaningful work, hobbies, fitness, etc.

Myth No. 2: All you need is love.

The real deal: Love alone can't conquer all. In relationships that last, loving couples know it's also important to:
Respect one another
Communicate well, positively and honestly
Resolve conflicts in a healthy way
Offer support, comfort and praise
Laugh and be playful together

Myth No. 3: I can change things I don't like about someone.

The real deal: The only person you can change is you! Try to appreciate someone for who he or she is — not your vision of perfection. That doesn't mean you can't share concerns or wishes. But do so as positively as possible — and realize that accepting your sweetheart's quirks and habits is a powerful way to show your love.

Myth No. 4: Possessiveness is a sign of passionate love.

The real deal: It's actually a red flag. If one partner is controlling or jealous — for example, doesn't want the other to spend time with friends or family — it's not a healthy situation.

Myth No. 5: If it's right, it will be love at first sight.

The real deal: You might be attracted to a person instantly. But lasting love is based on knowing someone on a deeper level. And that takes time. You need to share many different experiences — from romantic candlelit dinners to frustrating flat tires — to know if a relationship can go the distance.

Myth No. 6: Romance can't last.

The real deal: Even when life is busy — with kids, work, chores and bills — love can thrive. Sweet gestures, hugs, hand-holding, stolen moments and regular date nights can all help keep your bond satisfying and special.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gifts For Your Pet

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When we heard via the National Retail Federation that over $815 million dollars are spent on Valentine's Day gifts for pets we could kind of believe it because well, who doesn't like to spoil their pet(s)?! Pets are so easy to please that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the perfect Valentine's Day gift for them. They say the best way to a man's heart is through their stomach; the same applies to animals! Greenies is a nice treat for your dog, shaped like a toothbrush it fights tartar while being a tasty treat. Other great gifts include:

-A bed
-Booties for dogs, claw protectors for cats
-Kong (for dogs)
-Hanging mouse for cats
-A cozy blanket

What will you be buying your pet for Valentine's Day? We want to hear more suggestions so share with us below!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lips

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With it being the month of love it's only fitting that we have an obsession with lips, right? This month is the perfect time to pucker up, we mean STOCK UP on all things lips. Alice + Olivia have the trendiest lip-tastic sweater out called the Smiley Stace intarsia cotton-blend sweater.  Pair it with black jeans, oversized black sunglasses and cute ballet slippers and you will have the cutest ensemble as you go about your fabulous day. Don't let just your lips do all the talking! Grab the cutest lip-shaped phone case from Stella McCartney at Nordies (Nordstrom) to dress up your iPhone 5. Keep your accessories looking feminine and cute with fun lip-shaped charm keychains like the one from our all time favorite designer, Diane Von Furstenberg

Lips are bold and make a statement so don't be afraid to show them off in all ways possible!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rediscover Your Love Language





Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages? A couple of years ago we came across the '5 Love Languages' and it really helped us evaluate the way we were communicating in our relationships. The 5 Love Languages helped our significant others understand us while at the same time we understood their "love language". So, you might be thinking, what is a "love language"? The 5 Love Languages profile gives you a thorough analysis of your emotional communication preference. It will single out your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect and deepen your relationships with others. You can take it whether you're single or in a relationship. Love languages include: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, and Receiving Gifts. Peep a quick snapshot of Co Founder, Karen's Love Language Profile:   
12Words of Affirmation
7Quality Time
6Acts of Service
3Physical Touch
2Receiving Gifts

When you take the analysis, you will see 30 paired statements. From there, you will select the statement that best defines what is most meaningful to you in your relationships with others. Both statements may or may not sound like they fit your situation, but they just ask that you choose the statement that captures the essence of what is most meaningful to you, the majority of the time. Allow 10 to 15 minutes to complete the profile. Take it when you are relaxed, and try not to rush through it. 


Rediscover your love language in time for Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Gifts For Him

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Yesterday, we shared a 'Gifts For Her' guide for all of our fellas, so today we are sharing a Valentine's Day 'Gifts For Him' guide for all you ladies (and gents) looking for a gift for your significant other. It's the little things that count with men we have found. Letting a guy know how proud you are to have someone like them in your life is a wonderful exchange of love. But, if you want to treat your man to a gift to show your love then shop our gift guide for him above! With men, it's all about simplicity and practicality. A trendy and sleek sunglasses or watch is never a bad thing as they can never have too many of those. Personalization is always a nice way to show a little extra care and creativity in a gift, which is why we absolutely loved the personalized Moscow Mule Mug from Nordies (Nordstrom)! See something missing from our list? Send us a comment below with your favorites.

Happy shopping for him!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gifts For Her

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We love the month of love! Such a special time to let the ones you love know how much they mean to you. Whether it's a beautiful heartfelt card, a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, or a special gift from the heart, there are endless ways to show your Valentine how much they mean to you. Today's post is for the fellas looking for some guidance on special things they can gift to their mother or significant other. Shop our suggestions and let us know what we should add to our list by leaving us a comment below!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rent the Runway: Valentine's Day Edition


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Get a head start on some fabulous dress options to wear for Valentine's Day! Whether you're having a Galentine's Day or celebrating with your significant other, you MUST dress for the occasion. Dressing for the occasion means a glam outfit to make everyone turns head! Rent the Runway is so great at offering "turn head" outfits, especially dresses, that we pulled some of our favorite looks from their site just for you. Check them out and let us know if we are missing some great dresses. Be sure to rent two options so you don't freak out if your first choice doesn't work out.

We want to see your Rent the Runway looks on Valentine's Day so be sure to hashtag #RTRxoTSS

Friday, February 14, 2014

No-Bake Cookie Dough Truffle Balls


Yay, it's Valentine’s Day! For some, that means receiving flowers and lovey-dovey notes. For me, this day usually involves copious amounts of candy, chocolate, and sappy rom-coms. I stumbled across the absolute perfect Valentine’s Day treat: no-bake cookie dough truffle balls. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Now, I’ve always been the one that asks to lick the spoon when my mom bakes cookies. I know there’s the risk of salmonella, but I just can’t resist the temptation of delicious, creamy, cookie dough. Luckily, these little marvelous truffle balls are egg-free, so I promise they are safe to eat! I’m not a good cook, so the best part about this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy and fast. Coat them with white chocolate with pink food dye or just pink colored candy to fit the Valentine’s Day theme (or just stick to plain ol’ chocolate because….it’s chocolate). 

I mainly used the recipe from Food Network’s website as my guide – tweaking it just a little bit.

Ingredients

1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I didn’t have any mini ones when I made this, so I used regular sized chips)
(optional) 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips
1 bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

Instructions

Mix butter and brown sugar in a large bowl on medium. When creamy, add vanilla. When thoroughly integrated, gradually add flour and milk – alternating between the two. Mix on medium. Finally, add chocolate chips (and walnuts if desired). With a melon baller or spoon, scoop dough into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper. Put them into the fridge to chill for 1.5 hours. After 1.5 hours, place candy for coating into a microwave safe bowl and heat until fully melted. Every 30 seconds, stir. Roll the balls into the melted candy and then place back on wax paper. Let them sit in the fridge for 1 hour or until candy coating has hardened.

***Tip: After the balls have chilled in the fridge and before dipping them into the melted candy, roll them in your palms to make them perfect balls.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All Things Pink & Red!


Love is in the air! Check out some of our favorite red & pink items that are currently trending right now! Some of them are even less than $10!   We're currently obsessing over the adorable chalkboard cookie jars that are from Target.  It's adorable, handy, and you can use it all year long.  Check them out!

Happy Shopping!

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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

 

Oh, the joy of Valentine’s Day! Heart shaped candy, flowers, love in the air…and, of course, the constant reminder that you’re single.  Now on the 21st year of my solo V-Day Streak, I like to think of myself as somewhat of a Veteran. As an expert in the field, the one lesson I have learned from February 14th is that, yes, you may be painfully aware of your single status, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. College is a time for self-discovery. This is the only point in a girl’s life where she is allowed to be completely, utterly, unforgivingly, selfish and stupid. Make mistakes, take risks, and most importantly, don’t ever apologize for being who you want to be. So, put down the Ben and Jerry’s, turn off “The Notebook,” grab your best girlfriends and make this V-Day a celebration of being young, single, and absolutely fabulous! *Cue “Independent” by Webbie*

Here are some ideas on how to make your single and sassy V-Day your best one yet:

1.     Throw a Party: What better way to celebrate than a few cupcakes, a little vino, and BeyoncĂ© on repeat? For a fun little twist, do a Valentine’s gift exchange with your friends.

2.     Movie Date: not in the mood to party? Luckily there are a variety of movies premiering on Valentine’s Day this year. If you’re in the mood for romance? Find a show time for “Endless Love.” Two words: Alex Pettyfer. Feeling extra lonely? Opt for the movie “Her” and be thankful you’re not in love with a talking computer. And if you’re just looking for some laughs, check out Kevin Hart’s new comedy, “About Last Night.”

3.     Appreciate Yourself: Make this day about you by treating your body to a relaxing day of self-indulgence. Take hot yoga class, or a long walk to your favorite nearby spot. Eat healthy, because your body deserves to be treated well. Find a local spa or splurge on a mani-pedi.  Just feel like sleeping in? Do it! This day should be about you.


4.     GNO: That’s right, I’m not afraid of a little vintage Miley.  If you’re not familiar with the song, I’m talking about a classic Girl’s Night Out. Go out to dinner, hit your local bar or dance spot, and make the most of your night!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Manicures We Love!

The day of love is this Friday and you can't have the plain red, white, and pink manicures!  Liven them up with adorable and unique manicures this year for Valentine's Day!  Pinterest is full of adorable manicure ideas, especially Valentine's Day!  We've done the dirty work for you and gone through most of all of the Valentine's Day manicures on Pinterest and picked out our 6 favorite manicures you can try out this year! 

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

10 Kitchen Must-Haves For Every Woman


Ugh. Have you ever been in the middle of baking or cooking something when you realize that you don't have the right kitchen utensil/s to make it? Often times our friends come over to our places and say, "I can tell you don't cook". The lack of kitchen utensils was the dead giveaway {haha}. Well, it is time to beef up your kitchen with the right kitchen utensils, especially if you plan on cooking for that special someone on Valentine's Day. You definitely don't want any interruptions when you're whipping up your scrumptious dish. Above we have compiled a list of the Top 10 Kitchen Must-Haves--check them out and feel free to add to the list by leaving a comment below! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Best Customized Gift Ideas for Him.


[Bathrobe] [Yoga Mat] [Business Card Case] [Cuff Links] [Golf Link Toppers] [Casetagram] [Wallet Insert Card]

The day of love is right around the corner and sometimes buying gifts for the gentleman in your life can be a little difficult.  You can only buy their favorite cologne and neck tie a certain amount of times before it gets old so it's time to gift them something unique and personable! Whether the guy in your life is a golfer or a yogi, there's always a way you can get creative with customized gifts! Check out some of our favorite things to customize above. Have fun!




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sealed with a #TSSKISS

@alisa_marieeee
Arizona State University
Taylor
Scottsdale, AZ
We love our readers! This past Valentine's Day we asked you to show us your favorite makeup look for the love-filled holiday. Whether you tried our ombre lip look, had fun applying banana powder, or added nude or pink lips to your Valentine's Day look, we wanted to see it. Here are some of our favorite entries! Be on the lookout for your next chance to be featured on our site.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

P.S. We Love You!


Share the LOVE of TSS

Today is the day of love! The day every girl anticipates on receiving a giant teddy bear, roses, box full of chocolates, or something-- whether they are single or not.  Don't forget, Valentine's day is for everyone-- not just for couples!  Some of us Single Ladies here are celebrating V-day with others by having a great ol' time chit chatting over dinner and a movie, avoiding those awkward "romantic" dinners.  

Any who, we wanted to take this special day to thank you all for all of the support and love we have received from our readers from all over the country. (correction: world!) After preparing for the launch for 5 months, it is so hard to believe that we have only been launched for 3 weeks, but our numbers makes us believe that we have been launched for a year!

It has been so amazing to see women from all over the country wanting to help us spread the news about The Sorority Secrets (as if it was their little sorority secret) and we want to thank you all.  If you would like to help us spread the news to everyone, whether it is your sorority, organization, or friends on Facebook, let us know!  We would be happy and grateful to talk to you! 

info@thesororitysecrets.com
subject line: Share the Love 

We hope everyone's day is full of love and joy!  Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Oh, and one more thing! 
P.S. We love you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

OMBRE LIPS

Lipstick: Mac Russian Red & Mac Diva.  Lip liner: Mac Nightmoth.  Beanie: American Apparel.  Tank: H&M (sold out).

Ombre has been THE trend over the past year, shown on everything from haircolor to dip-dyed denim.  So, we decided to take this trend and apply it to our lips-- literally.  Creating your own ombre lip is easier than you may think!  All you need is 3 shades (we chose deep red) in a similar hue, ranging from darkest on the outer area, to lightest on the inner area.  

Step One: Apply darkest color, the lip liner.  We used Mac Nightmoth.
Step Two: Apply lipstick in middle shade all over lips.  We chose Mac Diva for this dominant color.
Step Three: Apply lightest lipstick shade in center of lips only, dabbing on in the inner pucker.  Gently blot your lips together, to blend ever so slightly.  We used Mac Russian Red for the lightest shade.

Just like that, you'll have ombre lips.  This look would be perfect to try for our Valentine Makeup Contest!   We would love to see you put your own spin on this makeup trend.  What color do you want to try using an ombre lip?

 
Valentine Makeup Contest.  
 Email us: secret@thesororitysecrets.com OR Instagram us: #TSSkiss
Winners will be featured next week on our site, showing off their date night makeup looks. 
Send us your selfies!  
{Contest ends 2/17}
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