It's Thursday (wahoo), but it's also the national holiday of love. If you're a single girl, then you know that blog world will be filled with girls loving on their boyfriends or hubbys. No offense to all you happily taken girls, but to some of us.. your true love might sting a little bit today. Never fear, because I am here to bring the single ladies something different.
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but truthfully I can only think of one or two Valentine's Days where I was taken, and you know what? That doesn't bother me at all. I mean think about it.. when it comes down to it its just a made up holiday that focuses on love. So why not show it to yourself?
Here's what I plan to do to make sure that Valentine's Day is just as enjoyable single as it is with a love interest.. and no it does not involve watching Magic Mike, crying, or eating a pint of ice cream.
one. Order a heart shaped pizza.
Okay to be honest I've never actually ordered one of these, but it's on my agenda for tonight. As a single girl, you should steer clear of all restaurants. You don't want to see all of those couples sitting in candlelight, loving on each other. Also, cooking is prohibited.. you are pampering yourself after all.
two. Pour yourself your favorite cocktail or wine.
This step is imperative. You are probably going to go on Twitter or Instagram at some point this evening. You'll see red roses, chocolate, and other romantical things. If you're holding a glass of wine or a vodka soda, you can take a sip and I guarantee that feeling of jealousy or sadness will subside. It's just logic. Also, I find that listening to some of your favorite 90's songs really helps you keep the good mood alive as you're sipping your beverage! I had Spotify on last night, and somewhere in my 90's dance party I switched it to SClub7 and then OTown.. which might have been the best idea ever. I'm not sure it's possible to be in a bad mood while listening to those songs.
three. Check out Style.com, it is New York Fashion Week after all!
Okay this step is really optional here, but it sure makes me happy. I mean.. swoon. If I was wearing this Marchesa gown on Single Valentine's Day I can guarantee that I would be as happy as Honey Boobs was with her gay pet pig.
four. Pamper yourself! Paint your nails or put on a face mask.
If you think you might see another human being? Stick with painting your nails. If there is no chance that someone else will see you and be terrified? Work that face mask girl. Doing something nice for your appearance will be sure to give you a little extra pep in your step! You can check out my heart mani here, or the face mask above happens to be my absolute fave. You may look like a lizard for 30 minutes (Hey Florence did last weekend!), but it works like magic!
five. Watch your favorite movie while cuddling with your cute-as-a-button fur child.
six. Make yummy Valentine's treats for your coworkers!
When Valentine's Day falls on a weekday, you risk having to listen to your coworkers talk about all of their plans. Here's a hint.. scour Pinterest for some kind of festive yummy treat. When they are eating said treat, they can't brag about their evenings or their gifts. It's a win, win for everyone.
This was one of the easiest Pinterest projects I've ever done and I can't wait to give these to my coworkers.. mostly so I don't eat them all my self. But seriously, the hardest part was unwrapping all of the Hershey's hugs and making sure I didn't leave them in the oven too long. If I can do it, you can do it.. I promise you that!