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WHY VALENTINE’S DAY IS NO EXCUSE TO BE BITTER

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Hiya Poutlings

I had an interesting conversation with one of my recently-single friends last night and we got talking about Valentines Day! She was obviously very bitter about it, but then I think/hope I put some of it into perspective for her. Now, this “holiday” has been thrown way out of perspective. It’s a silly holiday, you don’t need to give into the external pressures of it and you also do not need to be super grumpy about it either.

Case in point: I am in a happy relationship – we don’t really do the Valentines day thing that the media portrays, I would much rather have LOVE expressed every day or on any other day, yes, a silly little chocolate/real (not plastic) flower or something never goes a miss even on Valentines day, however, huge elaborate gifts on Valentines day can be OTT. Even, me, in my relationship have received at least 5 emails daily to tell me to send flowers, send my loved one for a massage, silly stupid gifts ideas, etc. I REALLY DO NOT NEED TO SEND MY BOYFRIEND FLOWERS… but thank you for trying to market that to me.

Valentine’s Day, really should be no different than any other day! Really… In my opinion……however it should never be used for the following:

1. To throw a pity party – YOU may be single and bitter, or coupled and bitter, or divorced and bitter. You have have good reason to be terribly, terribly bitter about love. I am not taking that away from you. But Valentine’s Day does not give you carte blanche to feel sorry for yourself. You do not get to sulk. Or be mean to your co-worker because they got a flower delivery. Or be a general pitiful piece of shit all day because you are not getting any flowers.

2. To contact your ex – I urge you NOT to contact any form of your exes on Valentine’s Day. Due to the external pressure I mentioned earlier, it’s heavy pressure. I’m not saying you should never contact your ex, but if you really want to, sleep on it for a whole week and contact them on 21st of February, when all the chocolate is on sale.

3. To go on an emotional bender – You might be feeling lonely, or reflecting on why you do not have romantic love in your life, or possibly even mourning a love that was lost. That is perfectly fine and normal. Do not let it get you down a rabbit hole of catastrophic thinking. You start with IT WOULD OF BEEN REALLY NICE TO GET FLOWERS and before you know it you’re at WHO’S GOING TO BE THERE FOR ME HOLDING MY HAND WHEN I DIE? Come on, now. No need to spiral out of control, indulging in feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day never really leads anywhere productive. Instead, challenge yourself to think more productive thoughts like WHAT ARE SOME THINGS I CAN DO TO BE MORE OPEN TO LOVE IN MY LIFE THIS YEAR? or LET ME REMIND MYSELF WHY THE EX AND I DIDN’T WORK OUT.

4. To test the person you are dating – Valentine’s Day is not a test to see how much the person you’re dating cares about you. There is no report at the end of the night. If there’s something you want to do celebrate, don’t wait for someone else to plan it. The people we date aren’t waiting around all year to make our magical Valentine’s Day fantasies happen.

5. To DEMAND an expensive gift – If the person you’re dating has the funds to buy you an opulent gift, like any of the gifts Sandylashxx mentioned in her last post, and happens to do so from the bottom of his/her heart, then consider yourself EXTREMELY lucky. If the person you are dating does not have the funds to buy you a mini pony wiht a diamond collar, so what? It doesn’t mean they love you any less. Don’t be that person who makes the holiday about all material gain. And please, dear God, don’t use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to push for an engagement ring, unless the time really is right for you two.

6. To internet stalk – Getting on Facebook/Twitter/Google and looking at pictures of your ex(es) and his or her new love is always a bad idea in my opinion… but if this is an activity that you’re not ready to give up, fine. Just abstain for 24 hours.

7. to sign up to an online dating site – PLEASE by all means, feel free to sign up for online dating. But do not do it the week of Valentine’s day. No need to get desperate, looking for a date, any date come February 11th.

Moral of the story: we all need to learn that being alone is NOT  bad thing. It’s a thing that everyone needs to learn to do at one point or another in life. If that doesn’t motivate you, remember that there is no lonlier feeling than spending Valentine’s Day with someone you don’t care for.

*missfitz

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Gents, Take Note – Gifts for her This Valentines Day

Hiya Pouters!

15 sleeps and counting to the one of the cheesy-iest Hallmark holidays of the year!

Where tacky gifts are in abundance, fake roses, over priced real roses and over rated chocolate bars really seem to put a dampener on single people’s moods. Let’s stop this, this year and buy gifts worth giving. You can do it… Can’t you?

As much as I do not believe in being too OTT (over the top, this acronym has been around before LOL, so yes, I AM USING IT. Sue me grammar police!) about this day, why not spoil a special women in your life with these great Rubybox deals? If you don’t have a girlfriend, spoil and make your mother, aunty, cousin, sister, wife, with these special deals for her!

There are loads of items to choose from, I will share some of my favourites with you.

Check it out! *clickety click*

UNDER R200

STILA FLOWER POWER LIP GLAZE TRIO

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YARDLEY COLOUR PALETTE

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R189.95

EARL JONES NU-NU GEL CANDLE

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R179.95

STILA WRITTEN IN THE STARS EYE-SHADOW PALETE

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R194.95

HOITY TOITY HOITY TOITY EDP

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R199.95

P.S. Get her more than one thing to get free delivery! Be sure to check out the entire list of items as I’ve only listed my favourites!

Happy Shopping!

x missfitz

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♥ So… it’s Valentine month ♥

Hello Pretty poutlings ♥

So, I haven’t blogged in a while, after a wonderful holiday in the bush and the beginning of a hectic year with lots and lots of sexy photo shoots for Valentine, I am hopefully back now to tell you about some more awesome products, services and fun stuff.

However, seeing as it’s the so called “Month of lurveee”… well… as of today, SINGLE people… you have 10 days left to find someone. haha

If you cannot find someone, well, why not fake it?! Yes, some people do that, and there are so many ways of doing it.

Thanks to technology nowadays, you don’t have to spend time in malls looking for gifts, having people walk like sheep in front of you and eventually suffering from mall rage… yes it happens… we have wonderful services such as NetFlorist.co.za  , NetGifts.co.za and they recently added NetJewel.co.za to their list.

What I really love about this service, is that they are fast, friendly efficient and so far, has not disappointed me whenever I send gifts to people. You can pay via EFT or Credit card and your gifts or flowers can be delivered in your name, or ANONYMOUSLY… so, if you’re single… be your own secret admirer… yes it’s sad… maybe even a little pathetic…

So whether you want to send some flowers and chocs or maybe something a little more naughty…

or something cute

this would be the service to use. Best of all, you can order today and pre-date the delivery day. They will then make sure your present is delivered on the day you want. And you have the option to save important dates on a calendar, so they will notify you when a birthday or special event is comming up, so forgetting your mothers birthday is no longer an excuse!

So, there is no excuse for you not to get into the season, either treat yourself, or someone dear to you. No matter where in the country you find yourself, or your loved one, they can be gifted.

So, if you’re still a hopeless romantic at heart, and believe in Valentines day…

(although the poor bugger was beaten to death and had his head cut off, all for the love of marrying couples in secret)

♥♥ Go ahead, have some fun this love season. ♥♥

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Shopping madness!!!

Hello Pouters!

Well we are exactly 40 days away from Christmas and we all know what this means, busy malls, screaming kids, que’s, parking, a lot more other frustrations.

I know every year people plan to do their christmas shopping as early as they can yet when they look again december is around the corner and time is limited. I always leave my shopping until late and its a big rush and major headache!

So I have decided to give you ladies (and gents) a little do and dont’s list for your shopping experience during the festive season. It’s a fabulous idea that we make a plan for our shopping when it comes to christmas gifts.

DO’S:

1. Make a list: Prepare a list well in advance, consider who you need to buy for and what you are going to buy for each person.

2. Shop at night: Most malls extend their shopping hours, so take advantage of late night shopping.

3. Set a budget: Make sure you have budgeted you don’t want to over spend, and be disappointed in how much you spent.

4. Keep receipts: Be prepared to take items back.

5. Watch your credit card: When paying with your credit card ensure the tellers don’t walk away with your card for safety reasons.

DONT’S:

1. Avoid weekends: If you want to avoid bumping shoulders with every other shopper, then go on a week day.

2. Dont limit your choice:  Plan for this in advance by writing a back up gift option on your list. This will save you a lot of time especially if you’re shopping for a large number of people.

3. Dont wrap right away: Check your item thoroughly before you thrown on the fancy wrapping paper. Also remember to remove the price tag and other purchase particulars.

4. Stay safe: If you’re buying online; be sure that the website has SSL technology. You
definitely want your credit card information to stay secure. Further, if you
don’t receive your purchased item, you can contest the charge.

5. Dont shop on an empty stomach: People often go shopping on an empty stomach, which causes them to spend excess money on food and people normally eat more at a restaurant than compared to how hungry they really are, which leads to a waste of money.

So Pouters, take it easy and enjoy shopping for the people you love, stay calm and relax during your shopping.
Hope you all have a pleasant and relaxed christmas shopping experience.

XoXo

Megs.

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