NETFLIX AND VALENTINE’S DAY? | Top 5 Picks

So you’ve opted for a night in this Valentine’s Day? That’s what Netflix was made for!

Whether you’re cozying up to your guy or girl, your bestie or just a glass of champagne this Sunday, we’ve got the suggestions to make this night in the perfect night in.

Looking for a heartfelt film? Or maybe a classic? What about an old school high school rom-com? Look no further.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | This one’s gonna get you right in the feels. It’s heartfelt, it’s got its ups and downs and it doesn’t hurt that the two stars in this movie are hot AF..

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994) | Because who said that Valentine’s Day had to be spent with your boyfriend or girlfriend? You’ve always got Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Joey!

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) | A beautiful film that will teach you about finding yourself through love.

Notting Hill (1999) | Nothing like a romantic classic. An oldie, but a goodie.

Drive Me Crazy (1999) | Let’s take it back to your high school days. Back to the days where the only drama in your life revolved around the high school dance.

Happy Valentine’s, love bugs!

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HEY LOVE BUG: Unique gift ideas for your Valentine

It’s February and it’s officially Valentine’s month.

Whether you’ve got a partner to celebrate with or not, you’re going to be surrounded with the color red and love heart shapes for the next couple of weeks.

We know the struggles that guys and girls endure when shopping around for the perfect gift. Looking for something with the perfect balance of thoughtfulness and sexy isn’t as easy as it sounds and, these days, people don’t just want to settle for a box of chocolates and a rose from Target!

So you need some Valentine’s Day gift inspiration? Look no further, love bugs! We’ve got some ideas.

FOR HER

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Bralettes. The tradition lingerie gifts are so last year! It’s all about the sexy bralette. The only bad thing about getting your girl a bralette? The amount of choices you have.

Customized Jewellery. Don’t rule jewellery out of the picture if Diamonds aren’t in your price range. You can get adorable customized jewellery that say so much. Get a significant date engraved onto a ring, or a little message on a bracelet!

Baked Goods. A girl loves to eat – there’s no denying it. When it’s sweet and from their significant other, it becomes much more special. Take the time to bake something yourself and give it your own personal touch.

FOR HIM

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Tickets to their favorite band. Are you loved up enough to see your partner’s weird favorite band with them? If so, then this is the perfect thoughtful gift that gives back.

Cologne. How do you want your man to smell like? Tom Ford? Maybe a bit of Versace? This is a gift that is sexy and something that they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. Win, win!

Man Candle. Yep, they exist. And they probably smell better than your boyfriends’ apartment right now.

 

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LIPSTICK LOOKBOOK: Valentine’s Day

If you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is this weekend and is a perfect excuse for you to get all dressed up and pretty. It gives you a perfect opportunity to rummage through that monstrous lipstick collection of yours and pick out the perfect shade for your lovely lips. So you’ve got a cute outfit down? Don’t leave your lips colorless! What color will you be rocking this weekend?

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Alissa x

5 ways to get over a breakup

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re feeling heartbroken, you’ve clicked onto the right place. Let me fix your heart because no girl (or guy) deserves to be feeling down and out this Valentine’s Day. Today’s a new day so get out there and carry on being amazing.

1. Cry sesh
Let it all out. It’s no use to bottle up all your emotions so if at one point in your breakup you feel like listening to sad music with a box of tissues in hand, do it. No doubt about it, you’ll feel so much better after you’ve released all your unwanted sadness and anger. It’ll feel like a massive weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you’re finally ready to go out and conquer anything!

2. Don’t think about them
It’s easier said than done, but if you find yourself thinking about your ex, stop yourself and ask yourself if this is good for your happiness (the answer is no). Do what you need to do to get this poisonous person out of your head – rip up and burn photos, delete them on Social Media, block their number, whatever you feel the need to do, do that and get over them.

3. Keep busy
If you’re just chilling all alone with your lonesome self during a breakup, you’re bound to over-think about things you really shouldn’t be thinking about… like your ex. Keeping yourself busy will help you to focus on other things other than dumb boys, so try to incorporate activities in your day like having a few friends over for some horror films, or even try your hand at some challenging DIY projects.

4. Know that your perfect guy/girl is out there
You know what they say – “there’s plenty of fish in the sea”. It’s totally true, except instead of fish, we’re talking about humans and the sea bit is a metaphor for Earth. Just think, there are billions of people that you haven’t met yet and you have the rest of your life to meet as many people as possible so don’t stay so fixated on one person because your perfect guy/girl is out there.

5. Workout and work hard
Zone the f*** out and do a bit of a workout, even if you hate the thought of vigorous physical activity. Put some of your favorite music on to pump you up and go for a run or swing a few punches at a punching bag (and pretend it’s your ex). Let off some steam and WERK towards a stronger, more confident you.

 

Alissa x

 

The Anti-Valentine’s Day Lookbook

So you don’t have that special person to spend Valentine’s Day with. Don’t let that stop you from going out and being a bad ass bitch because on February 14th, you’re no one’s babe. Get together with your fellow single buddies and get ready to celebrate being an individual bad bitch; pash a few people, dance like a maniac, take the shots and sing until you can’t sing anymore!

What to wear on such a special occasion? Obviously you need to rock up in an outfit that make them dumb boys weak at the knees, so I’ve got a few ideas for you. Here are 3 outfits that you can gain inspiration from… hopefully. What look is your favorite?

 

LOOK 1 / LOVE IS BLACK & WHITE

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There’s something so powerful about a woman in white. If you’re brave, pair some white bottoms with a white top for an ensemble that will really shout ‘I’m a woman here to f*** things up’.

LOOK 2 / BAN THE BRA

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I chose to make this outfits’ color scheme most black because what other color says ‘I’m single and not ready to mingle’? Perfect if you’re feeling this vibe this Valentine’s Day.

LOOK 3 / STUPID CUPID

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Everyone knows that red is the universal color for love. Well, why not toughen up this anti-valentine’s day outfit by pairing a red playsuit with a denim jacket and a gold thigh chain. Sexy and edgy.

 Alissa x