Valentine’s is out, Galentine’s is in
In a world focused on romantic relationships and love stories, Galentine’s Day has emerged as a refreshing celebration of the feminine bond. Whilst some might argue it’s another faux holiday created by the greeting card industry, we truly believe it gives some long-overdue recognition to the transformative power of female friendships. As women, society is so quick to celebrate us when we get into a new relationship, get engaged or get married and our worth seems to be tied to these milestones. But who is truly by our side when we leave a toxic relationship, start our own business or go back to school to pursue our passion? Our girl group. Our chosen family that stands on the sidelines and cheers us on through the highs and lows, the big wins and the small, even when it might take away from that all-important goal of settling down and having a family, that seems like the be-all and end-all of womanhood.
These are arguably the most important relationships in our lives, the ones that aren’t rooted in genetics, obligation or societal expectations. The ones we choose for no other reason other than they bring us joy and don’t require date nights to keep them alive. And often, they’re the most long-lasting relationships in our lives and deserve to be celebrated for all that they are.
Cyndi Lauper said it best; girls just want to have fun. And we’ve got a few ideas of how you can celebrate Galentine’s Day in style this year!
Manifestation is the key
Unleash your creativity and host a vision board-making night with your closest gal pals! We might already be a month into the new year, but it’s never too late to make a change. Grab the boards, the Pinterest pictures and the wine and manifest your wildest dreams with the girls that will be by your side to see you achieve them. Your girlfriends are often the first to notice and celebrate any modicum of personal growth, a step in the right direction or a milestone, even when you don’t see it as such. So usher in the next phase in your life by committing to and manifesting your goals in the company of those who will uplift you enough to reach them!
Self-care never goes out of style
Beauty trends are always changing; from becoming ‘that girl’ to the clean girl aesthetic to mob wife glam. All designed to make you feel like there’s something you should be, a way you should look but how you are is never quite enough. On the other hand, taking a break, embracing self-care and celebrating yourself for all that you truly are is always in - and we’re here for it! So round up your girlfriends and host a spa day - think dreamy skincare rituals and cozy robes. Right now, you can treat yourself to your favorite Masktini product and receive another one completely FREE for your bestie - because what better way is there to express your gratitude for her presence in your life than the gift of self-care?
God forbid women are ever introduced to exercise as a means of building strength, muscle and confidence instead of a method to achieve a skinny, hourglass physique! We’re all about changing that narrative so gather your besties and get sweaty! Whether you’re leaning towards a yoga class, looking to channel your inner Pilates-princess or hitting the weights, grab your girl gang and indulge in whatever makes you feel powerful! Female friendships are multi-faceted; they’re the ones that will hype you up but also call you out and push you to your limits to help you achieve your best self - so take advantage of it and get those gains!
Galentine’s Day stands as a testament to the enduring and transformative power of female friendships, the connections between women that stand the test of time that most romantic relationships don’t. It’s about time we recognized these bonds and how essential they are for a fulfilled and well-rounded life. So this year, don’t forget about the special ladies in your life - they deserve to be celebrated too!