Monday, January 26, 2015

SinfulColors: Flirt With Hearts

SinfulColors released their Valentine's collection, and I am absolutely smitten. The collection is made up of eight hues which includes a classic reds, pinks and surprisingly teal. Not to mention the cutest topper in the universe.... Love Sprinkles! This is definitely a striking collection and I am swooning over the pinks.

24/7: muted bright pink.
Daredevil: perfect pink with a pearl finish
Decadent: deepened red with a metallic touch
Dream On: boysenberry shade
Go Go Girl: candy apple red
Love Sprinkles: topper with flecks of glitter and hearts
Pinky Glitter: bright pink with plenty of sparkle
Rise and Shine: teal

{Love Sprinkles - my fav}
{Pinky Glitter}
{24/7 with Love Sprinkles}

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flag On The Play

You’re getting to know a guy, he seems like the whole package and suddenly there is a flag on the play.  Are you in any of these situations? If so, you should probably run.

Lack of sleepovers. Ummm, hello cuddling is key. He may be avoiding the sleepover to keep you at an arm’s length. Spending the night is an easy route to couplesville.

Never go out. Are you always stuck staying in at his house or your house? There’s probably a reason for it.

Makes suggestions as to how to improve your looks. Giving unsolicited advice in the looks area is a real sign someone wants to control you.
The instant boyfriend. A guy who’s moving too fast often has less than pleasant reasons for doing so.

He doesn’t want to introduce you to his friends. If it’s been around a month of seeing each other and he’s weird about you meeting his friends it could be cause for concern.

He talks down to you. If he’s mean, his jokes cut like a knife, he’s rude – say see you later. He’s not worth it and he’ll never change.

Girlfriend status refusal. You spend almost every night together, and you don’t see how he could have anyone else on the side

He’s always busy. If you can only get a hold of him when he wants you to, it’s probably a sign.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Burn Time

Last Wednesday I went and saw American Sniper (fantastic movie by the way) with a friend. While we were waiting in line for popcorn I overheard a girl saying that she didn’t want anything from the concession stand especially since a small popocorn with butter would take her 140 minutes on the elliptical machine…. WHAT! At that point I probably should of stepped out of line and passed up on the popcorn, but moderation is key… right? When I got home I looked up common “junk foods”, the calorie counts and how long it would take to work it off. Let me tell you it really put things in perspective for me.

Glazed doughnut (200 calories): 53 minutes of lunges (ouch)
1 slice of pepperoni pizza (260 calories): 272 consecutive burpees (yikes!)
1 M&M (3.4 calories): Walking the length of a football field
1 small theater popcorn and butter (630 calories): 135 minutes on the elliptical
1 medium size bagel + cream cheese (400 calories): 2 hours and 15 minutes of yoga

Monday, January 19, 2015

Single Girls Guide to Valentine's Day

{xo pinata}
This weekend my BFF and I were discussing Valentine's Day. Since prince charming has yet to whisk us off our feet (where are you?), we decided that we would create the best Valentine's Day ever. We each created a Pinterest board of our favorite treats, DIYs, cocktails and more. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

{chocolate covered strawberries}
{conversation heart brownies}
 {pink cocktails and mocktails}
 {ice cream cupcakes}
 {chocolate covered kabobs}
 {ombré chocolate covered cherries}

{white chocolate covered conversation popcorn}

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Outdoor Winter Date Ideas

If you’re just starting off dating someone new, or maybe living under the same roof as your significant other winter can sometimes get relentless. You tend to stay in more than you go out. Here is a list of 15 outdoor winter date ideas you’re sure to love.

1. Do you want to build a snowman?
2. Go ice-skating at an outdoor rink.
3. Moonlit snow walk.
4. Be kids again and go sledding.
5. Try out cross-country skiing.
6. Go snowshoeing.
7. Tubing.
8. Have a campfire and make s’mores.
9. Give snowboarding a try.
10. Take a winter hike.
11. Go to a firework show – most cities have fire & ice festivals.