How To Make Your Galentine's Day Better Than Your Valentine's Day

How To Make Your Galentine's Day Better Than Your Valentine's Day

February 13th is for the girls.

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Carrie Bradshaw said it best, "Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with." Yes, Valentine's day is all about love, but nobody ever said it had to be limited to you and your significant other. Valentine's day has become one of my favorite holidays solely based on the fact that I spend it with my best friends. So, grab a bottle of rosé and spend time giving love to the gals who help you decide what outfit to wear on a daily basis.

Face masks are a necessity

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To indulge in a charcoal detox mask or rejuvenate your skin with a pomegranate infused paper mask should be the only question you have to ask yourself. Add on some eye gel's to hide your bad decisions and even throw in a leave-in conditioner if you're really feeling yourself.

Designated DIY Day

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I am not creative in any which way but painting wine glasses is an event on our agenda. You don't have to be artistic but creating something memorable for you or perhaps a cute gift for a friend is a cheap and easy way to spread some love.

Dip any food you can in chocolate

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Dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate

Strawberries, bananas, pretzels, apples, angel food cake (personal fave).

Also, take advantage of all the candy that hits the sale rack on the 15th.

Movie Marathon

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My top 10 favorite Romantic Comedy / Drama (no order)

1) "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

2) "10 Things I Hate About You"

3) "Love and Basketball"

4) "Mamma Mia"

5) "50 First Dates"

6) "Crazy, Stupid, Love"

7) "Bridesmaids"

8) "Along Came Polly"

9) "Sweet Home Alabama"

10) "How To Be Single"

Dance Like Nobody is Watching

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Your neighbors might resent you for a little while, but turn the music all the way up in your apartment and let loose. Just make sure you remove your face mask beforehand so you have full motion of your face to sing along to Fergalicious.

Get cozy & Stay in

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You can never go wrong with a pot-luck and self-care night. Get yourself ready for a date night for the upcoming weekend or let yourself relax from the workload you endured for hours on end.

or Go out & Show out

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From red lipstick to black pumps, go all out and embrace the single life. There is nothing better than going out to a party with your friends. If you're fortunate enough to legally drink or live in a city full of life, take advantage of the celebrated day and make some memories with your people.

Take A Class

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If you're super into fitness... I applaud you. If you want to let off some steam or let go of some anger sign up for a class! Hot Yoga, Self Defense, or perhaps a wine night with your friends while you paint a fancy portrait.

Two Words: Karaoke Bar

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Whether you decide to go out to a karaoke bar or sing in the comfort of your home with youtube on your TV. Sing loud.

Go out to a Fancy Dinner

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Beware of running into sappy couples who will fill up every fine dining restaurant on the night of February 14th. Instead of turning the other cheek and the people in love, it's always a nice gesture to congratulate them if it's an anniversary or maybe even make it awkward if it's the first date. Cheers your wine glasses and dig in.

Valentine's Day is about spreading love. Whether you're in a relationship or not, make sure you let the people you care about know how thankful you are to have them.

Happy Galentine's Day my lovely ladies!!

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63 Unique Ways To Say 'I Love You' Other Than Literally Saying 'I Love You'

Cause saying the 'L' word is hard.
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Ah, love... what is it? It can be many things. A romantic thing, sure. But I have had someone say that they platonically love me... meaning the exact opposite. Many people have a love for things besides other people. For instance, pizza or sleeping. All great things.

With Valentine's Day being the next BIG holiday coming up, here are 63 other ways to say "I love you" other than literally saying "I love you."

1. "Text me when you get home."

2. "You look hungry, do you want some of my food?"

3. "Don't forget to take your medicine."

4. "I don't know what I'd do without you."

5. "You are beautiful."

6. "How can I help?"

7. "I was just thinking about you."

8. "You amaze me."

9. "I'm so proud of you."

10. "I saved you the last slice of pie."

11. "I would save you the last piece of chocolate cake for you, even if it was the last thing to eat on Earth."

12. "You make life worth living."

13. "I don't know why, but I'm still thinking of you."

14. *you use the force of your tortilla chip to get more guac on my tortilla chip*

15. "This song makes me think of you!"

16. "Wanna rant to me?"

17. "I adore you."

18. "When I'm with you I feel safe."

19. "You make me happy."

20. "Forget butterflies. When I'm with you, I feel the whole zoo in my stomach."

21. "You know damn well I would go nuts without you in my life."

22. "I don't know what I did to deserve you."

23. "You're my best friend."

24. "I remember the first time I laid eyes on you and my life turned upside down."

25. "As long as I have you in my life, I'll be okay."

26. "I plan on annoying you for the rest of our lives."

27. "The fact that you have put up with me for this long is truly amazing."

28. "I like how weird you are... because it makes me feel less weird."

29. "I have so much to tell you!"

30. "I trust you."

31. "You're difficult and annoying AF, but I wouldn't have it any other way."

32. "I really want to kiss you right now."

33. "If someone kidnapped you, I would train for as long as possible to become a black belt in karate so I can save you. It may take a while, but I would do it."

34. "It would be impossible to pinpoint just one thing I like about you."

35. "You're my person."

36."You are so special to me."

37. "I know it's impossible to measure happiness. But on a scale of 1, being not happy, and 10 being super happy, I'd be at 1,000,000,000."

38. "You're the peanut butter to my jelly."

39. "You're like a brother to me."

40. "You're like a sister to me"

41. "Sometimes I catch myself smiling when I think about all the good times we have had together."

42. "When I'm with you, my heart feels funny. But a good kind of funny."

43. "Did you get enough sleep last night?"

44. "If someone told me a secret, and asked me not to tell anyone... I would tell you."

45. "I don't think about how I look in my Snapchats anymore, I know you don't judge me."

46. "You're kind of an a**... but you're my a**."

47. "Want a hug?"

48. "Come talk to me!"

49. "We should adopt identical puppies and be neighbors when we're older so we never are too far apart."

50. "You're the one I text when I need to smile.

51. "I dislike a lot of people. But I dislike you the least."

52. "I would only be a little embarrassed to be seen with you in public if you were wearing plaid on plaid."

53. "I would shave my legs for you."

54. "Every time I kiss you I can't help but smile."

55. "I've been told I am a great listener, tell me everything."

56. "I will always be here for you."

57. "Have you noticed that some of your attitude and behaviors have rubbed off on me?"

58. "You are so funny."

59. "Right here, right now: you are my number one priority."

60. "Are you ever gonna introduce me to your family???

61. "Want the last chicken nugget?"

62. "Let's grow old together."

63. Sometimes, actions speak louder than words

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Whether Your Perpetually Single Or Married AF, Here Are 5 Easy Things To Do This Valentine's Day

Make the perfect day even more special.

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The day that is full of love, smiles, and red faces. Valentine's Day! This is such a beautiful day because there are many people showcasing their love for one another, or people embracing to tell their biggest secret to someone (their crush). This day is one of my favorite holidays and I love how people make others feel especially special on this day. There are many things to do on Valentine's Day, but if you're single or in a relationship, I have the perfect things to do.

1. The Stars.

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This may seem corny, but taking the time to sit outside at 7 p.m. to look at the stars is lovely. Having that time to communicate with your significant other is relaxing and peaceful. This is a great way to enjoy each other's company and to cherish a moment of relaxation.

2. Yum, Num, Yum.

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Of course, I was going to tell you to go out to eat. Taking that time to eat dinner with your significant other is important. You can have that moment in time to just express why you love that person and you can do it over a great dinner. If you're not feeling anything fancy, choose a different type of scenery. Instead of prime ribs and asparagus, go get some good 'ole fashioned wings, ribs or a juicy burger. Step outside of the box.

3. Game Night.

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Having a game night with your significant other is not traditional at all, that's why you should do it. Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Dance Dance Revolution. These are all great games to play with your significant other. Having that time to laugh and relieve stress with one another can really help you mentally. It may seem childish, but it is something different and is not a part of the status quo.

4. If you're single,  mingle.

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For all my single souls, it's okay not being in a relationship on Valentine's Day. There're still things for you to do. You can go out with your other single friends an enjoy their company. You can even try speed dating. Movie night by yourself isn't too bad neither, I've done it before and it is quite peaceful. Treating your mom, dad or siblings is not ideal, but it will make their day. Valentine's Day can be spent with anyone, not just someone you have "feelings" for.

5. MOVIES!

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There will probably be love movie marathons playing on TV the entire week of Valentine's Day. Enjoy a "chick flick" with your girls or guys. I know it may seem lame, but movie night is the best type of night to spend with family & friends. One of my favorite movies is Valentine's Day. It's such an awesome movie that focuses on a range of people and their Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the time to show everyone you care for that you love them. Whether you show them in small gestures or big gestures. You can give people thank you cards or send them a basket of edible arrangement. This is the day of love. Let this be the day that you embrace love, in every aspect that you can embrace it in.

JBoyd
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