Saturday, 13 February 2016

A singletons guide to valentines day// collab

Hey guys before I start this post off I just want to let you know me and 7 other girls have decided to come together and about once a month do a big collab on a topic that we choose, this is the first collab as part of our blogger project and all of our posts and written around Valentines day, so make sure you keep your eye peeled for more posts with the lovely girls who's blogs I will link at the end.

February 14th, to every single pringle out there, it's possibly the most annoying and unnecessary day of the entire calendar. I mean what single person want to spend the entire day watching couples around them being even more lovey dovey than usual! Not me that's for sure! So I've come up with a complete guide on how to rock valentines day this year, even if your not in a relationship.

Positive thinking:
First of all think of the positives, by not having a partner to buy for your already saving yourself cash that you can then spend on yourself without feeling guilty. Think of it as a valentines day present to yourself and buy whatever it is you've had your eye on for a while. A generic present for people to get on valentines is chocolate, but by not having anyone getting you any, your saving yourself a trip to the gym to work it off and your body will definitely be thanking you!

Do something:
Chances are that you will know at least a few people that are singe too, so gather all the singletons together and do something instead of staying in and wallowing in self pity about how alone you are. Be alone together! Go to someone's house and spend the day playing board games (I do this with my friends and its actually really fun) or go out for a picnic. Remember your friends are more important than any boyfriend or girlfriend anyway.

No No's: 
If you want to avoid being around couples as much as you can then it's probably best to avoid places like the cinema and restaurants on the day, as they are where most couples will flock to have a romantic meal together or watch a film where one of them can casually cough and put there arm around the other.. How cliché! Another thing you shouldn't do is take the day to use social media as a way of hating on people in relationships. I get that it's annoying to have an Instagram feed full of couples enjoying themselves but don't post negative things just because your bitter about being single. If you really don't think you will be able to resist then it's probably best you take a break from social media for a few days until the love fest blows over. As they say, ignorance is bliss. 

Slightly contradicting what I said earlier about not having anyone buying you chocolate and saving yourself a trip to the gym, gather in all your friends and a tonne of junk food. Go all out, get in the tubs of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and bars of dairy milk chocolate, have a pig out session. 

Jamming out: 
I know that I love listening to music at any time but this would be a great occasion to blast the tunes even louder, have a dance party, and just forgetting about everything that's going on around you. A few of my favourite songs for this would be..
-22 by Taylor Swift
-Pillowtalk by Zayn
-Cant hold us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
-Things we lost in the fire by Bastile
-Ship to wreck Florence and the machine
-Any throwback tunes (these are my personal faves, I love a good throwback dance party)

Get yourself that valentine:
My last idea is if you really want to, then get yourself out there. Don't forget there will be millions of others just like you all over the world, it's just a case of finding them. And who knows, maybe this time next year you'll be the one posting valentines selfies with your partner all over Instagram and won't be reading a post like this! If all else fails then befriend you pet and make them your valentine, I'm sure they'd love some cuddles! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and it  has maybe been of some help to a few of you guys. Make sure you check out all the girls valentines day posts that are linked down below. Thanks for reading. 

Lauren// Things to do on valentines day
Emily// Valentines day makeup tutorial
Marry// Get ready with me: valentines day
Niamh// Lookbook 
Hannah// Makeup
Jade// Valentines day makeup
Charlotte// (Unfortunately she couldn't participate in this post but she will definitely be in the next one!) 

Kate Rose xo



  1. Loved reading this xx can't wait to collab again

  2. I love reading this post Kate! The way you write is just so relatable, and funny at the same time. Gotta love some Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and dairy milk chocolate - Mm Mm! I can't wait to collab again girl!

    Lots of love xxx

    1. Aww thank you Jade! I can't wait either! xx

  3. aw I loved this so much! The positive thinking ideas are so good & actually made me feel great ahaha and they also made me laugh haha! Xx

  4. Loved reading this Kate x
    looking forward the future collabs :)

  5. Absolutely love this Kate! Your writing style is so natural. xxx

  6. Really lovely post! I'm like a real forever alone celebrate this day with my hamster haha and decided to be home whole day. Any ways Happy Valentines Day!♥

    1. Thank you and I'm sure your hamster loved the attention! x

  7. Such a lovely post <3 Your style of writing makes it so funny but also personal, it was so nice to read :) x

  8. Cute post, with lots of lovely ideas! I love a good pamper session on valentines xx

  9. Aw I loved this guide so much! Great tips! I went to the beach with my family and it was so much fun! Xx

    1. Thank you and I'm glad you had a good day! x

  10. Great post. I can't wait for future collabs even though I couln't participate in this one.

  11. I got so much pleasure out of reading this post! Especially the No-nos, you give some sound advice while delivering it with humor and I absolutely loved it. Also, literally EVERY song you listed in your jam out playlist has been one of my favorites at some time or another. You know when someone likes your type of music you automatically like them? :) So happy to have found your lovely blog, will definitely be following.

    1. Your comment made me smile so much so thank you for that and those songs are such jams!! x


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