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A Modern Take on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, but that doesn’t mean singles need to be excluded from the festivities! Don’t mope if you are single on Valentines Day, celebrate the love between you and all your girlfriends and have a “girls’ night IN”! Check out our favorite Valentines themed Cocktails, Desserts, Movies, Spa activities, and Games for the perfect night.

 

COCKTAILS

We handpicked our favorite hint cocktails for Valentines’ day! They’re all girly, delicious, much healthier than your traditional cocktail…yes, please!

Mango-Grapefruit Margarita Madness

Serves 1

Perfectly paired with a hint of natural sweetness and the tart of lime to go down smoothly. Bonus: Most margaritas pack on the sugar and end up well over 400 calories a pop. This margarita, sits well on the waist!

Ingredients:

::1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice

:: 1.5 ounces HINT Water Mango-Grapefruit

:: 1.5 ounces premium tequila

:: 0.5 ounces triple sec

:: dash (or 1/2 tablespoon) of Grand Marnier (optional)

:: 1-2 lime slices

:: ice

Directions:

In a shaker, combine fresh-squeezed lime juice, HINT Water Mango-Grapefruit, tequila, triple sec and Grand Marnier, if desired. Let sit. Fill a glass (preferably chilled) with ice and strain the contents of the strainer into the glass. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!

145 calories

 

Strawberry-Kiwi HINT Mojito

Serves 1

Ingredients

:: 1.5 ounces rum

:: 2 ounces club soda

:: 3 ounces Strawberry-Kiwi HINT water

:: 10 mint sprigs

:: 1 lime

:: ice

Directions

In a cool tall glass, gently crush mint leaves and add lime juice from one lime. Fill glass with ice. Add rum, club soda, and Strawberry-Kiwi HINT water and stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge, a few sprigs of mint and enjoy.

Only 103 calories!

 

Simply Peachy

Serves 1

Ingredients

:: 3 ounces Peach HINT fizz

:: 1.5 ounces peach vodka

:: ½ peach, diced fresh or frozen for a more slushy-like consistency (optional: save a slice for garnish)

:: ice

Directions

Add ice, Peach HINT fizz, peaches, and vodka to a blender. Blend until peaches are at desired consistency. Garnish with slice of peach (optional). Enjoy!

Only 130 calories!

 

DESSERTS

Check out these hint approved, 5 good-for-you healthy desserts!

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MOVIES

When we think Valentine’s Day, we think Romance films – Chick Flicks, Romantic Comedies, you name it! – we love to watch them anyway, so it’s the perfect excuse to bust one out!

The Notebook: Nicholas Sparks definitely owns the Chick Flick genre, and, in our opinion, The Notebook is his best film. Girls everywhere swooned over Allie and Noah’s love story—make sure you have tissues handy for this one!

 

Annie Hall: Annie Hall is a classic, while not your typical Romantic Comedy, the film is full of quirk and wit that is difficult not to love. It also won Best Picture at the 1978 Academy Awards, def worth a rent!

 

When Harry Met Sally: Another classic! When Harry Met Sally explores the age-old question, can men and women REALLY be friends?

Notting Hill: Notting Hill is every celeb-superfan’s dream come true. An every-man, bookstore owner begins a romance with one of the world’s biggest movie stars after a chance encounter.

10 Things I Hate about You: A modernization of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew makes Shakespeare fun! The film was a smash teen-hit and introduced the world to Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Silver Linings Playbook: Ever since Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have starred in many David O’Russell films together. There’s good reason for that, even though the movie is more of an off-beat romantic dramedy, their chemistry is palpable! See where it all began in the story of down and out of luck Pat Solatano and his dance partner, Tiffany.

 

GAMES

Settlers of Catan

Dubbed as the “monopoly killer,” Settlers of Catan is a board game wherein players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. The game first launched in 1996, and recently has become a cult-like hit.

 

What’s a Dame to Do?

How well do you REALLY know your friends? Play this game and find out! A game specially designed for women. The point of the game is to guess how your friends would react to hilarious dilemmas. For those of you familiar with Cards against Humanity, “What’s a dame to do?” is very much a “girl’s night in” version of the game. Like Cards Against Humanity, all players are asked to give reaction cards to a specific dilemma, and from those reactions, the funniest or best one is chosen!

 

SPA

Girly activities are usually synonymous with Spa activities – nothing wrong with that!

LUSH cosmetics is one of our favorite beauty and cosmetics brands! The British brand is known for creating all-natural, vegetarian products that are free of animal testing. LUSH cosmetics has created a line of Valentine’s Day products that we absolutely love! Two of our favorites are the “Roses All the Way” soap and the “Unicorn Horn” Bubble Bar. LUSH describes the bubble bar as creating “a magical bath filled with beautiful essential oils, colorful pastel waters, rainbows and dreams.” Count us in!

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Who doesn’t love getting mani/pedis! There are so many cool statement-making manicures out there today. They used to only be accessible through professional nail artists, but now there are kits that make it possible for us mere-mortals to participate in the trend! We really love these Ciate and Formula X kits that allow us to create sequined, foiled, or ombre manicures at home! Perfect for a girls night in!

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