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First Date Conversation Starters

wine-890371_640Going out on a date can be stressful. In fact, going out on a first date can be downright terrifying! It can be hard to put your best foot forward when you’re nervous and on edge, which puts a real damper on conversations. The result can be periods of awkward silence or worse, a conversation that turns weird or embarrassing.

Don’t worry, however–it’s easy to keep things on track if you have a few conversation starters ready to go. Here are a few topics that can lead to lively and interesting chat.

  1. “Tell me about your work.”
    This is a safe topic that can lead to a chat that’s easy to contribute to without any pressure. It’s also a great way to learn about your date, which can make the conversation easier.

  2. “What kind of movies (or books) do you like?”
    Everybody loves movies or books, so this is a surefire way to spark a conversation. The discussion could also be a nice way to hint at future dates. After all, a night at the theatre might be fun.

  3. “Have you always lived here?”
    People like to talk about where they are from and where they grew up. It also shows you’re interested and gives you some insight into your date.

  4. “Do you have any pets?”
    People who have pets love to talk about them. So if your date has furry or fluffy friends, then it’s a golden conversation starter. If they don’t have pets, you can ask about that as well, so it’s a win-win.

  5. Do you like to travel?
    People are often passionate about their love of travel or their dream of traveling to far off places. This makes it an easy starting point for a lively and engaging discussion.

And of course, there are some things you might want to not talk about, like your crazy ex or strange family problems. Just stick to these safe and simple conversation kickstarters, and you can relax and get to know your new friend without the pressure.

 

Low on Confidence? Just Fake It Until You Feel It!

necklace-518268_640Everyone struggles with feelings of insecurity, especially in the summer when the heat has everyone reaching for swimsuits and shorts. Add to it all a few first dates or other romantic situations, and it’s easy to see how people can feel off their game.

While it’s normal to have these feelings, the last thing you should do is to let them stand in between you and life! So how can you overcome insecurity and enjoy yourself, no matter how you’re really feeling? Here are a few tips to get you started.

- Not happy with your waist? Many people have trouble with their tummy, but that’s okay, it’s easy to conceal it a bit with sexy darker colors like emerald green, wine red, and royal blue. These colors are slimming and perfect for all skin tones. You can also select flattering cuts, like baby doll lingerie, A-line tops, and other styles that hang loosely around the midsection.

- Feeling insecure about your bust? This one is simple to fix with a padded, push-up bra set. You can also select lingerie with these features built-in, like a cleavage-enhancing bustier. If you’re looking for a more daring solution, try a plunging neckline. This bold and sexy cut looks great no matter your cup size.

- Unhappy with your thighs? You shouldn’t worry about thick thighs, just treat yourself to lingerie that stops mid-thigh, or a sexy robe to provide a bit of extra coverage. If you’re interested in two-piece sets, boy shorts can do the trick. These sexy bottoms are flattering and they don’t pinch, pull, or crawl like other types of bottoms.

- Don’t like your arms? This is a very common problem, but you can conceal it by choosing sleeve styles that extend mid-way between your shoulder and elbow. When it comes to lingerie, simply pick ribbon-style straps for a more flattering look. Of course, you can use a lacy cover-up or a slinky satin robe to create the same effect.

There you have it, a few easy tricks to help you fake confidence until you’re feeling it, but remember, you’re beautiful just like you are – don’t let a little insecurity ruin the fun.

 

Bachelorette Party Ready!

bacheloretteSure, spring and summer might be considered wedding season, but more importantly, they are also bachelorette party season!  This means that plenty of you are soon going to be in charge of planning a night to remember for your bestie.

If you’re not sure how you’re going to make it all happen, here are some tips to get you started on the right path.

Don’t procrastinate – Time flies, and it goes twice as fast when you’re feeling overwhelmed. So if you have a party to plan, give yourself as much time as possible. Do yourself a favor by writing down your plan, breaking it up into tasks, and setting some deadlines.

Enlist your friends –  There’s nothing wrong with having your friends help you plan the best bachelorette party ever. Ask everyone for their party ideas and let everyone take a task or two from your to-do list.

Consider the bride –  No matter how close you are, remember that this isn’t your party. So before you plan a night that’s perfect for you, consider what your friend would want. Do your best to make sure that the evening represents their idea of fun!

Don’t forget the treats – What makes a party a party? Well you need food, drink and party favors of course.  And, let’s face it, bachelorette parties have some of the most fun party favors out there, so this is an easy win!

Of course, our final and most important tip is to relax and enjoy yourself! This is supposed to be all about fun, so don’t overthink things and don’t sweat the details. And, if you’re looking for   some help, head on in and we’ll hook you up with everything you need for a night to remember.

Spring Is Here, So Make It Sexy!

spring, romanceSure, there’s something romantic about winter, with the falling snow and toasty fires, but if you’re like us, you’re definitely excited about spring. One of the best things about spring are all the opportunities for being sexy!

Put away the flannels: Now that you don’t have to hide under thick layers of clothes, you can put away the flannel and pull out the nighties. While you’re at it, treat yourself to some nice spring pastel colors to lighten the mood as well.

Aromatherapy: Now that spring is here, you can freshen up your home with some candles and incense. Floral scents, vanilla, and citrus are great fragrances that can lift your spirits and set the mood.

Treat your skin: Winter skin isn’t always pleasant, and it’s not always sexy, but now that spring is here, you can turn it all around. Treat yourself to some exotic bath wash, lotion, and oil and you’ll be silky smooth before you know it.

And of course, it’s also a great time to bring back date night now that the weather’s more pleasant. A romantic dinner, an evening of dancing, or wine tasting can be just the thing you need to shake off the cold and kick-start the heat!

Looking for more sexy ideas? We’ve got you covered – just jump in the car and see us in person.

 

Romance Resolutions for 2018

romance resolutions 2018Every year people make resolutions like working harder, losing weight, and eating healthier. While these can be great goals, they aren’t particularly fun, are they? We want to propose some resolutions you’ll actually look forward to keeping this year!

1. Make time for romance.

You want to, you need to, and yet every year people let work and other obligations get in between them and love. So this year, aim to make romance a constant priority – you won’t regret it!

2. Spice things up.

It’s very easy to add some heat to the bedroom these days. From marital aids and fun games to sexy lingerie and mood lighting, there are many ways to add back the spice. This year, make it your goal to try some new things in the bedroom.

3. Pamper yourself.

Sure, taking the time to pamper yourself is good for you, but did you know that it could also be good for your relationship too? When you take care of yourself, you feel better and have more confidence, both of which help improve your love life!

4. Be nice to yourself!

Okay, so you’re not a lingerie model, but that’ doesn’t mean you’re not sexy. This year, try and be a bit nicer to yourself so that you can relax and enjoy life a bit more. This will not only help you in the romance department, it will also help you in other areas of life!

5. Be nice to your partner!

Maybe your mate forgets an anniversary, or isn’t always as expressive as you’d like. That doesn’t mean they aren’t completely crazy about you. So this year try to appreciate what your partner does instead of dwelling on what they don’t do – you’ll both be happier.

Do you have any romantic resolutions? Head over to our Facebook pages and tell us all about them!

 

‘Tis the Season for Love

winter romance, seasonIt’s getting darker earlier, the sun is rising later, the weather is colder – but contrary to popular belief this is actually the perfect time of the year for romance. What’s better than a night by the fireplace with someone you love? Exactly!

Here are some simple mood-setting ideas to make this holiday season the season for love!

Candles and more candles – Candles are romantic, plain and simple. Lighting up the room with beautiful, flickering candlelight instantly transforms the mood. So light the room up and enjoy yourself!

Incense, lotions, and oils – Incense can change the mood in many ways, depending on the scents you choose. Musk, sandalwood, vanilla, and jasmine are a few great ones to get you started. Lotions and oils create many sensual opportunities, including the sexy scents they come in.

Lingerie and accessories – Few things say “Let’s have some fun” like lingerie. Luckily, lingerie works for all body types, so find a flattering cut and enjoy. You can also top off your look with hosiery and sexy shoes for a completely unforgettable evening.

Novelty items – If you’re really looking to throw some logs onto the fire, so to speak, why not try novelty items? These come in a large range of possibilities, so we assure you there is something for everyone. So come in and browse – we’re sure you’ll find something perfect!

There you have it, some super easy, super fun ways to add some heat to your holiday season!

 

Make Time for Romance This Holiday Season

holidays, romanceIf you’re like most people, you’re gearing up for the busy holiday season. While it’s a great time of year, it can also put a strain on relationships. Here are a few tips for making time for romance, even in the busiest holiday season.

Make date night a priority

It’s easy to let holiday plans take over your life. If you’re in a relationship though, this can make your partner feel like they aren’t very important. Fortunately, it’s easy to avoid this by keeping up with date nights! If you don’t have a regular date night, then this is the time to start!

Say no…to obligations, that is!

Many people have a hard time saying “no” when they’re asked to help, especially during the holiday season. Not only can this put a strain on your free time, it also increases your overall stress level, which is a surefire romance killer! So, make sure you don’t over-obligate yourself with holiday festivities this time around!

Include romance in the celebration

The holidays and gift-giving go hand in hand. This gives you a golden opportunity to make romance a part of the celebration! This is a great way to make sure that holiday stress doesn’t end up hurting your relationship. So, pick out some sweet, romantic, and sexy gifts for your significant other so they know they’re always on your mind.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the holiday season is full of both fun and work. These simple tips can help you make the most of the season while protecting your relationship along the way!

 

 

 

Fake It Until You Feel It

lingerie, feel greatEveryone struggles with feelings of insecurity from time to time – it’s normal. But it’s important not to let those feelings keep you from living! So, when you’re feeling a bit off your game, these quick tips can help you feel more secure.

Feeling insecure about your tummy? No problem – dress yourself up and select darker colors, from emerald green and black to wine red. These colors are commonly used to make you look slimmer. Next, select baby doll style lingerie. This style hangs loosely around your midsection – it’s the perfect solution!

Not so happy with your bust line? Treat yourself to a padded, push-up bra set or select lingerie that has these features. A bustier is also a great choice as they greatly enhance your cleavage. If you’re looking for a more daring solution, try a plunging neckline. This cut creates the right illusion and is a sexy look!

Do your thighs have you down? You can get lingerie that stops mid-thigh to cover up this tricky problem area. A slinky robe can provide a bit of extra coverage as well. If you are looking for two-piece sets, boy shorts can do the trick. These sexy bottoms are flattering and they don’t pinch, pull, or crawl like other types of bottoms.

Unhappy with your arms? This common problem has a very easy fix. A sexy, lacy cover-up can be used with nearly any lingerie you wear, providing a bit of coverage in key areas like your arms and waist. You can also use a slinky satin robe to create the same effect.

These little tricks can help give you the boost you need to get over a slump. But remember, you’re  beautiful just like you are – don’t let a little insecurity ruin the fun!

 

The Many Uses of Lingerie

 

lingerie, sexy

We know what you’re thinking — there’s really only one use for lingerie. While that might be a popular opinion, it’s actually not the case.  Today we want to broaden your view a bit about all the great reasons you should wear more lingerie!

Setting  the mood – This might seem like a given, but it goes beyond just telling your partner that you’re interested. The type of lingerie you choose can give them a hint into your mood. Feeling playful? There’s lingerie for that. Feeling adventurous? There’s something for that too. Lingerie can speak for you, giving your partner the hint they need to kick start some fun.

Boosting your confidence – Nearly everyone has insecurity about their body from time to time. This can destroy your confidence, especially when things start to get serious. Wearing some sexy lingerie, however, can be a game changer. Lingerie has the near magical ability to make you confident. The key is to select flattering styles to play up your strengths and cover your trouble areas.

Banishing the boredom – Even if you have no problems in the libido department, there’s something about a nice piece of lingerie to get the blood moving. If you’ve been in a dry spell, wearing something sexy, especially if it’s unexpected, can jump start the adventures. It’s kind of like making a great dinner in the middle of the week, for no reason at all!

Overcome the blues – Wearing lingerie doesn’t have to lead to anything at all. In fact, wearing something that looks and feels amazing can lift your spirits. This mood-boosting trick can make a normal day seem special and a bad day seem a bit less so. So if you’re feeling blue, slip into something soft and feminine or sleek and sexy – whatever works for you.

It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of lingerie, but as you can see there are some pretty good reasons to give yourself permission to let loose and slip into something slinky.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid on Dates

dating, coffee, garlic, beansDates can be incredible fun, but we would be dishonest if we said they were not also stressful. Once you have gone on a few more dates with the same person, you tend to fret less. However, the foods and drinks you order on a date may cause further mishaps for you.

Beans are a HUGE no-no, for obvious reasons. Not only do beans have a certain unsavory side effect, but they can also bloat you. If you order a meal that includes beans, eat only a small amount to mitigate their effects.

Garlic can also cause you problems. Not only will garlic’s smell stay in your mouth long after you have finished eating, the herb absorbs into your bloodstream and pores. Keep any garlic to a minimum if you cannot avoid it completely.

Drinkwise, be careful about coffee. Coffee dates are very popular, but unfortunately coffee can stain your teeth. Coffee breath can be difficult to get rid of quickly. If you go on a coffee date, try an iced coffee beverage. This way, you can use a straw and keep the coffee from getting on your teeth! Also order a water on the side so you can sip it along with your coffee. It rinses out your mouth and helps combat the dreaded coffee breath.