I said SQUEE! – not squeal – so get your mind out of the gutter!
Let’s be honest – men THINK they know how to make us SQUEE!, but really, they have no idea. Flowers, chocolate, champagne? Yeah, they have their time and place – namely 8:00pm on February 14th. But for the rest of the year, don’t think we melt over sugary confections and short-lived foliage.
(ATTENTION MEN: Though that doesn’t mean you should stop gifting them – it’s your duty to spoil us even when we tell you not to. “You shouldn’t have!” = You shouldn’t have bought the second-least expensive bouquet. Aim higher next time, please and thank you.)
So today, I’m here to share five of the most trusted ways to a woman’s heart. They may seem unconventional, but they’re tried, true and sure to please that special lady in your life. Don’t believe me? The results are based on a survey of 1,000 women across Canada. (Note: there was no survey.)
1. A Free Product Coupon.
Nothing makes a woman jump for joy more than being able to redeem a kick-ass coupon. In fact, given the choice of a box of chocolates or free product coupons for Olivieri Pasta, I’d take the pasta coupons every time. If you don’t have an FPC on hand, go big and go for the gift card. There are few pleasures in life as great as spending someone else’s money.
2. Time Away from YOU.
You don’t need to send her off to a spa or arrange a special day of pampering. Just leave, and be sure to take the kids with you. And don’t come back for at least 8 hours. Then she can do what she really wants to do: reread 50 Shades of Grey while eating cool whip straight from the tub; watch the 14.5 hours of TV she’s got backed up on her PVR; and organize her free product coupons.
3. Her Correct Starbucks Order.
Are there any straight men who can successfully fulfill this Starbucks order?
Venti 1 pump caramel, 1 pump white mocha, 2 scoops vanilla bean powder, extra ice frappuchino with 2 shots poured over the top (apagotto style) with caramel drizzle under and on top of the whipped cream, double cupped.
Believe me, there are men out there who can. So there’s no excuse to mess up her Tall Caramel No foam, No Whip, Extra Caramel Macchiato. In fact, being able to return with a woman’s correct Starbucks order is next to saintliness. We’re not asking for much! Just a decent $4.59 coffee beverage.
4. Three Words: You’re Right, Dear.
Better than sex, I promise. And the afterglow will last much, much longer.
5. This Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set.
Girls like shiny, pretty things. And there’s so much shiny and pretty crammed into the special edition set, I can’t even handle it. The dazzling set features 16 mini nail colors in Sephora by OPI’s bestsellers, trend shades and basics – plus a full-size jewel top coat. Are you in love yet? It’s ON SALE right now for $39.00, down from $59.00.
I had the awesome opportunity to get my hands on it, and let me tell you – it’s definite SQUEE! material.
The set contains 16 x 0.125 oz Nail Colour in:
1. I’m Wired (opaque electric coral red)
2. Already Famous (sheer pewter with medium champagne and silver glitter)
3. A True Romantic (sheer cool light pink)
4. What Aura Gonna Wear? (opaque hot pink)
5. And a Cherry On Top (opaque vivid maraschino)
6. S-Age Is Just A Number (opaque chrome gold with two tone effect)
7. I Think I Cayenne (opaque metallic red-orange)
8. Read My Palm (opaque light jade green)
9. Just a Pinch of Glitter (opaque charcoal fine glitter with chunky silver glitter)
10. Just a Little Dangerous (opaque metallic amethyst)
11. I Don’t Bite (opaque soft purple with fine holographic glitter)
12. Thyme For a Mani (opaque light khaki)
13. Meet Me At the Disco (clear with medium silver and iridescent glitter)
14. Leotard Optional (opaque mocha beige)
15. Merry Me (opaque red with micro red glitter)
16. Break a Leg Warmer! (opaque charcoal gray)
17. 0.5 oz Nail Colour in Only Gold For Me Top Coat (clear with chunky and micro gold glitter)
18. I Think I Cayenne (opaque metallic red-orange) with Only Gold For Me Top Coat
Good to know: Sephora by OPI nail lacquers are long-wearing, chip-resistant shades. As always, the formulas do not contain dibutylphthalate (DBP), toluene, or formaldehyde.
I’m not usually a fan of metallic oranges but in this case, I am crushing on I Think I Cayenne. Loved the shade so much that I paired it with the top coat on the color wheel, resulting in a very Bollywood-esque hue (pictured above, bottom left).
For under $40, you’re sure to impress her this holiday season with the Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set. Also a great girlfriend’s gift or present for teens, it’s a terrific value for the hottest looks in town. SQUEE!
Whenever I hear the words “You’re Right, Dear.” come out of my husband’s mouth, I don’t squeel… I make him repeat it over and over!
Hahaha you’d better! You won’t know when you’ll hear it again!
oooooo on my way to the Sephora site!!
Happy shopping Debbie!
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What a cute kit! I still LOVE the Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me topcoat I won at your raffle – it’s the perfect polish for an accent nail :-)
Oooh, you’ll have to post a NOTD the next time you wear it!
Well Im a lucky girl cause my hubby mastered my Starbucks order ages ago! And Id love more time with him not less…………but when it comes to Christmas gifts he fails miserably. No matter how many hints I give, if I dont write out an exact product name, size, price and store for something he’s stumped! :o
Aw, I think it’s so sweet that you’d love more time with him. I probably should have put a disclaimer on my post to say my husband works from home, so we are in each other’s face ALL THE TIME!
LOL yes time away from you and the kids!! we need our break!!
Hahaha we do!
I LOVE the Free Product Coupons! (although the cashiers seem to hate them – LOL)
Maybe it’s all the small print on the back
I think most cashiers fear the FPC – there are just so many variables!
Lena I will be running to Sephora this weekend! Thanks for the tip that it’s on sale now! I looked it up a couple of weeks ago when you posted it on Facebook but didn’t want to spend $60. I will spend $40!!!
YAY! Happy shopping!
Hahaha awesome! Right on the money! :)
Thanks Nicole – happy you enjoyed the list!
Funny post! Just bought some OPI today. Can’t wait to put it on.
Oooh, what colour did you buy?
I love it!!
Hello #2 Already Famous, where have you been all my life? Sweeee! and SWWOOOON! :-) hah!
Thank you for sharing!
OMG Suzanne it’s the only colour I’ve worn on my finger nails for the past two years! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
I bought Casino Royale. Love the SkyFall collection.
Me too – the Skyfall Collection was absolutely one of my faves!
Couldn’t agree more with your list!
Thank you Valerie!
Woot! Just ordered mine – Merry Christmas to me!
WOOT! Merry Christmas Karina!
I love this and I think I may buy it for myself!!! Love your blog, Lena. I have read it forever but never have really commented before!
amazing post as usual Lena! and yes I agree please don’t waste our money on flowers & chocolates.
Maybe I’m not a typical woman? Most of those things don’t do anything for me
Wow, that nail polish set looks like so much fun! Thanks for the swatches!
i love these. i love it when my husband goes out to get groceries and actually uses the coupons for me. he doesnt take the kids with him but thats ok for now. (baby is still nursing and the oldest is only 3 1/2) .
the starbucks order is something he can get right but i wish he would load money onto my card before buying so i could get the starpoints. i am half way to gold and i should have gotten 2 free products by now but my husband refuses to load the card firts or to load a good amount for future use.
Oooh, a husband who uses coupons? He’s a keeper for sure Francine!
I would not be attracted to a man who orderd that, I much prefer a discreet nod of the head and a server in a white pressed shirt and a black apron brings him the espresso on a sunny patio.
LOL love it!
I’d have to agree with all of this. As much as I’d love more time with just my boyfriend and I without the kids..I think I’d enjoy a whole day on my own with no one! I enjoy my alone time :)
Hear, hear! I think we’re the same person!
Love coupons :)
I love this list!
Lol! You are so right! I write down my Starbuck’s order to make sure it is right!