HOW YOUR ZODIAC SIGN DETERMINES THE KIND OF WING-WOMAN YOU ARE

A wing-woman isn’t always someone whose purpose is to help her vinas find a new romantic partner. Sometimes a wing-woman is just the type of vina you need for a one-on-one evening or a fun night with your best friends! Find your sign below and see what it says about your wing woman style.

Cancer
You’re the wing-woman your friends can lean on when they’re feeling weak. You’re understanding and you don’t judge!

Leo
You bring the party. You’re always down for the next adventure and you always add a little more fun to the group!

Virgo
You’re such a motivating vina! You push others to be their best and your vinas appreciate your supportive ways.

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Libra
You stay calm in the trickiest of situations. You’re the level headed wing-woman, always ready to help. You see both sides and your vinas rely on that judgment.

Scorpio
You are the partner-in-crime. You are the ultimate wing woman and you won’t ever leave your vinas high and dry.

Sagittarius
You’re always coming up with new ways to look at things and new adventures to explore. Any vinas planning an escape run to you for your optimism and inspiration.

Capricorn
You have a strong drive and stability that other vinas really appreciate. You’re a genuine friend, stable and true.

Aquarius
You’re always connecting unlikely people and groups of friends. You’ll introduce your creative vinas to each other and simultaneously organize an art party.

Pisces
You have a strong spiritual sense and intuition that your vinas rely on. You manifest the magic within your group.

Aries
You’re out-spoken in the best way, you’re direct with your bovines and you have no problem telling them their truth.

Taurus
You’re the kind of wing woman who prefers to stay inside and binge on Netflix. You are very welcoming and your vinas can always count on you to be there for them.

Gemini
You love trying new things and dragging your vinas along with you. Your appreciation of knowledge and learning new things has a positive impact on your friend’s lives.

Looking for a new vina to be your wing woman? Start swiping

BIRTHDAY PRESENT IDEAS FOR YOUR VIRGO VINA

Don’t make the assumption that Virgo is a prissy sign. Virgo is a caring and devoted sign, although sometimes Virgo’s decide to keep to themselves. There’s a memorable part about this sign, too, they’re approachable and warm–that’s why you’re such good friends!

To any Virgo vina, details matter. If you’re getting this vina a gift, it’s always a good idea to keep it thoughtful.

Metamorphosis Bath Bomb by Lush
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A symphony of darkness and light, this fizzer will release comforting, tranquil aromas of black pepper and myrrh to cleanse and uplift your soul. Get it here.

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Skeem Bottled Incense Sticks
$32
Inspired by the corked vials and painstakingly hand-notated labels used by naturalists in the 19th century, the artisans at Skeem Candles craft small-batch home fragrance products whose vessels can be repurposed to start your own collection of special delights. Get them here.

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Baby Beret (Pink)
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This pink colored beret features original cherry embroidered artwork by Valfré and is super cute to boot! Get it here.

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Ban.do 17-Month Agenda (I am Very Busy)
$20
This 2017–2018 ban.do agenda is not just your average planner. Oh no! It’s also an art gallery, a cheerleader, a top secret document, a personal assistant, and a best vina.
Get it here.

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Agate iPhone Case – $40

Precisely crafted soft polycarbonate (TPU) Classic Grip Case absorbs all shock, powerfully safeguarding your phone from any accidental drops. Matte, soft-touch frame enables a soft grip while a semi-transparent back preserves your phone’s beauty. Available in Clear, Black, Sky Blue, Mint Green, Lemon Yellow, Cotton Candy Pink so you can pick your Virgo’s favorite color accent.
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OCTOBER FRIENDSHIP HOROSCOPES

If last month’s horoscope was a total turn off, then just wait to see what our October 2017 horoscope has in store! Pour a glass of wine this evening and revel in the truth with your best vinas.

ARIES

This month you will do best to focus on relationship fulfillment. First, contemplate if there is any tension within your friendships. You will experience great relief to resolve these issues and your friendships will be much stronger because of it!

TAURUS

This month is all about self development, Taurus! There are some exciting things in store for you. Even some new feelings arising in a friendship, complicating your social life. It may be a little off putting for your other vinas but trust your instincts!

GEMINI 

Yes indeed, you are the social butterfly of your group but sometimes is good to spend some one-on-one time with a single vina! You’ll both get a lot out of it and it’s time to let your closest vinas know how much you care.

CANCER

For you, October will be filled with change. Don’t be overwhelmed though because your best vinas will have your back and you’ll find refuge in their support.

LEO

Don’t daydream too much, Leo. You’ll need to be there for your vinas this much, they’ll rely on your insights. Don’t feel overwhelmed if a lot of your closest friends are running to you now, you seem to be spot on this month and you’ll also be getting a lot of clarity out of the exchanges.

VIRGO

Get ready to multi-task as your career/classes and your friends will both be pulling you from both ends! It will be good for you to spend some alone time this month and reflect on ways you can support your vinas while still taking care of your own needs.

LIBRA

October is going to be a very generous month for you, Libra. As you clear away some past resentments within your friendships you will have stronger. more fulfilling connections with your vinas.

SCORPIO

It’s important for you to figure out how to find a balance between your time with your vinas and your work. If you neglect either of these you will experience a lot of stress and your vinas will make other arrangements. Don’t feel left out — just spend some quality time with them! It’s the perfect weekend to pop open some champagne and binge Netflix.

SAGITTARIUS

You can overcome your stress this month with a few much-needed changes! You may find yourself snapping at your vinas and coworkers alike — you’re feeling frazzled and it’s time to take a much needed vacation. Even a weekend spa will do the trick! Call your best vinas and prepare a nice face steam.

CAPRICORN

Your big plans are looking very promising this month, Capricorn. Your creative thinking is on the rise and your budding new vinas are excited to get together for new adventures. You may even have a secret admirer!

AQUARIUS

I know you’re feeling a hankering to be more independent this month and it may just become an issue within your friendships. This reevaluation will take quite a lot of your time this month. Remember that emotional independence will do you well and your relationships with vinas and love interests will surprisingly become more fulfilling and intimate!

PISCES

Your vinas are in the front of your mind this month, Pisces! Open-mindedness is best within your circle of friends but also make time for yourself. Even better, you’ll thrive in the other areas of your life when you incorporate your social circles.

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10 UNDERRATED INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW

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@akitching

Because energy, hard work, and spirituality can be just aesthetically gorgeous (if not more so) than your favorite travel insta.

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@girlboss

Get inspiring quotes and relatable memes all in one place. From Sophia Amoruso, who also brought us Nasty Gal and Nasty Galaxy.

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@coopdecoeur

Famous cats are a long-time trend but chickens are giving them a run for their…eggs? Fill your timeline with some cute chick-a-dees! 🐣

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@tokyofashion

My best friend says she never gets bored of this insta and she has better taste than me, so you bet your next glass of champagne I followed them too! Fashion inspo for days!

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@surviveyourstory

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie is a writing coach and on her ‘gram you’ll find prompts, inspiration, and more. She believes writing is the way to recovery and I can say, within my own experience, this is true.

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@drinkingwithchickens

For more adorable chickens plus fancy adult beverages please look no further. I swear I’m not just obsessed with chickens (okay, I might be), but this Instagram is full of yummy cocktail recipes as well. Win-win!

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@theconnoisseurofcute

This girl’s taste and style is ON POINT. Her account is color overload in the best way possible, and I love it. Trust me, you will, too.

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@ginafrey

Look no further for this year’s Halloween inspiration. As she says, Gina’s a Med student that does creepy clown makeup on the side…and by creepy she means drop dead gorgeous. Sure, you may find your make-up look for halloween, but some of her looks are great for every day, too!

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@craftcheesefactory

Vintage and retro crafts and collections. Need I say more? This kitsch makes my heart skip beats and it’s what I live for online!

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@ilikevina

Shameless plug, but are you following Hey! VINA on Instagram yet? #Friendspo all over the place, plus fun giveaways and first looks at new app features! You really can’t go wrong.

What’s your favorite underrated Instagram account? Tell us in the comments below!

SHOULD YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER BE ONE OF YOUR BESTIES, TOO?

It’s been debated countless times, and you’ve probably seen numerous articles about it posted on Facebook. You’re stumped. Is it healthier to be best friends with your partner or should you save that for your besties? We’re not going to give an exact answer on which is best, but here is some food for thought on the subject:

Some of us feel marriage and friendship require each other to survive. I’ve heard my own grandma tell me that you must be friends with your partner, else your marriage will fail when the sexual attraction dies down.

Others say it’s best to have romance with your partner and reserve friendship with your vinas. They may think that being best friends with your fiancee will only dim the lust and spontaneity of your relationship. Furthermore, many think to rely on your partner to be your BFF is to “put all your eggs into one basket.” If your relationship ends, you’ll be all the more devastated. (There is, of course, the argument that anticipating your relationship ending isn’t a good idea when building a future with someone— you should hope for the best.) Nonetheless, there are some topics we want to discuss only with our best girlfriend, time we only want to spend with our vinas that a partner can’t always replicate.

As social animals, connections are important for us. The bottom line is, we all tend to connect with different people in different ways. The way I connect with my husband is not going to be the same way as you connect with yours, or even the same way as I connect with my best vina. And that’s okay.

Are you happy with your partner? If you’re able to achieve characteristics of a healthy relationship: interdependence, good communication and general respect for one another—then it doesn’t even matter. You’re on the right track, whether you’re besties or not.

Give us your thoughts on this age-old debate, and don’t forget to download Hey! VINA !

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE REVIEW: WOMEN MUST STICK TOGETHER

If you’ve watched The Handmaid’s Tale, you’ll have immediately noticed how phenomenal it looks— staged and shot to perfection. The soundtrack alone is perfectly tuned to my emotions and enhances the drama within the series. The television series takes place in the dystopian, totalitarian-ruled society of the former United States in the near future. The female citizens of this society are brutally discriminated against and have no rights whatsoever. The population has decreased, so a few women are subjected to becoming handmaids, servants whose sole purposes are to give birth in order to augment the decreasing population. The Hulu series is based on the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

In this display of unprecedented feminine power, which takes place within a dystopian world ruled by men, friendships reign supreme. Without giving away any specific spoilers in this review, this series is chillingly reflective of the current political scene in the US. The series emphasizes how female friendship is essential and relied upon, but can be rare. It is an exaggerated example of how important it is for us vinas to stick together, regardless of our different interests or our varying personalities and walks of life.

Elizabeth Moss, one of the stars of The Handmaid’s Tale, sums up a message modern-day America would do well to remember: “If women get together and form a resistance, you can’t stop them.”

Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, makes a cameo in one of the first episodes. She slaps the main character, Offred’s (played by Elizabeth Moss) head while she is being indoctrinated as a handmaid. It’s seemingly a sign for us to wake up and take notice. We vinas cannot leave each other behind, for when we don’t stand up together, we are easier to push down.

Have you tried watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Don’t forget to download Hey! VINA to find some girlfriends to form a resistance with!

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WHICH ZODIAC SIGN WOULD MAKE THE BEST FRIEND FOR YOU?

Looking to understand your vina a little more? A creative way to do so might be to look into her zodiac sign! Though every vina is unique, a few similarities can be found within those who share a birth sign. Read on to see who you and your birth sign are compatible with!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)

Aquarian vinas are very reserved. They’re low-maintenance and don’t require a lot of attention in order to be satisfied with a friendship. If an Aquarian goes uninspired for too long, they can appear lazy. Because Aquarians are so carefree, they’ll likely enjoy the company of a grounded vina.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)

Pisces are typically wise people, but their overly giving and charitable nature can also lead to others taking advantage of them. They prefer a vina that will help them break out of their shell from time to time, and one who will not take advantage of their kindness.

ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)

Aries have a natural knack for creativity and spontaneity. However, because Aries are so exuberant, it’s important for them to find a vina who has no problem keeping their fervor in check. Whenever an Aries is acting on impulse or beginning to overreact, their vina can help bring them back down to earth.

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)

Taureans are known for their stubborn ways– but this stubbornness also makes them some of the most persistent and steadfast workers around! Taureans need a calm vina who won’t butt heads with their strong and occasionally irrational opinions.

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)

Geminis are a creative and compassionate people who can get rather moody — which is due, in part, to the “dual” nature of their personality. Don’t fret; Geminis are also great at letting things roll off their backs. In order to be vinas with a Gemini, be prepared to back off and give them space when needed.

CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)

Cancerians are a bit reclusive. They are total homebodies. You would be safe to assume that they don’t crave the spotlight and are typically satisfied with the simpler things in life, like family and a few good friends. Alone time is extremely important to Cancerians, so they typically feel happiest when with other introverted vinas.

LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)

The lion, or Leo, is one of the most dominant signs in the entire zodiac. Leos are usually the alphas of their group. They are strong-minded but usually very charismatic when voicing their opinions. Leos are best paired with a selfless and giving vina who won’t compete for the spotlight.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)

Virgos are highlighted by their charm and high ability as charismatic conversationalists. These vinas strongly object to the mistreatment of others, namely their friends. Because of their knack for whimsical conversations, they’d surely enjoy the company of a creative-thinking vina.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)

Libras are all about what’s fair and equal. They are also known for their appreciation for decadence, beauty and sophisticated taste. Due to the Libras’ inherent recognition for beauty, it’s only natural that they would prefer a vina with a taste for the finer things in life.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)

Scorpios are one of the most mysterious signs in the zodiac. They are typically very bold in their sense of style but they tend to carry out a very secretive lifestyle. Don’t overlook the Scorpio, for when provoked, they pack a venomous bite. They mix best with a reserved and unobtrusive vina, who can serve as the yin to their yang.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)

Sagittarius vinas are known for their intensity and focus. These vinas are often very goal-driven and usually don’t have time for dishonesty and opulence. They get along best with no-nonsense vinas.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)

Capricorns are known for their intellect. They’re systematic, perfectionistic, organized planners who are driven toward maintaining structure. Capricorns don’t take criticism lightly but are compassionate, selfless friends who are willing to help their best vina tackle their problems. They prefer an intense and bold companion.

And there you have it! Your basic guidelines for finding a vina compatible with you and all of your birth sign’s quirks.

To find a vina that matches your birth sign, download the Hey! VINA app and connect with other zodiac-lovers out there!

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DOES BEING A DOG OR A CAT PERSON AFFECT YOUR FRIENDSHIP STYLE?

Turns out, being a dog person or a cat person can totally affect the types of friends you’re most compatible with! It’s not exactly a science, but we’re pretty convinced. Check it out below!

 

Want a friend who is self-disciplined and will plan most of your vina dates?

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via Kurgo

Hang out with a dog-owner vina! They have a strong sense of duty and are very conscientious. Dog-owners also tend to be more outgoing and enthusiastic. They are kind, trustworthy and agreeable people who will be ready to get out and be social! If you’re looking for a positive and energetic friend, get yourself a dog-lovin’ vina stat!

 

On the other hand, cat people, as I like to call them, are your more non-traditional thinkers. They’re a bit more unconventional, and tend to be creative and artistic. They also sadly tend to be the more easily stressed vinas of the group and are likely to have anxiety or to be worriers.

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via Wuvely

If you enjoy spending time one-on-one and like someone with an artist side, you might just be looking for a cat-owner vina!

Do you have more dog or cat owner friends? Let us know in the comments!

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JULY 2017 FRIENDSHIP HOROSCOPES

Ready to read all about how your friendships will flourish this month? Don’t fret if you don’t see the best news, vinas! Everyone has bad days and I know you can bring about an awesome summer for yourself and your best vinas!

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries, your money situation will be stackin’ in July 2017 so you’ll be set to cover the bill for events with your friends and even splurge on yourself. You however will be pressed to find a healthy balance your professional goals with your vinas. Remember all work and no play makes an Aries miss a lot of action.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

While Mars is urging you to be a bit aggressive, Saturn is working to hold your moods together. Your friendship meter is highly active and you’ll be best to plan a lot of fun vina dates and get out of your head this month. Your friends are there for you!

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The Gemini astrological sign will move ahead in July 2017 in spite of some unfavorable aspects of planets. Your financial goals are in alignment but you’ll sadly have to save your plans while your friendships are horribly complex and chaotic. Take a deep breath and pour yourself a glass of Rosé, Gemini! This too shall pass.

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Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Get ready to don your adaptable side this month. The retrograde of planets will greatly affect your adaptive side. You will however be attracting new and old friends alike with your magnetic personality. Get ready to meet some new vinas you vibe with this month!

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

This is the perfect time for you, Miss Leo, to connect with your Supreme Power and review your progress in life. Allow relationships to grow naturally. Pushing things along will hurt more than help and may scare some new vinas away! Take it easy, enjoy the sun this month and things will settle down.

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Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Your very Virgo creativity and spirituality will be booming! Social networking is necessary but will take time — your social circle will also afford you the chance to progress in career. Try to keep grounded this month, but you couldn’t mess it up if you tried.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your friendships are important for Libra sun sign. You will be attracting a lot of new vinas and acquaintances. Your family life will face some conflicts but don’t fret, your friends will be there for you.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Jupiter will boost your finances but you will have some struggles within finding your place professionally. There will be conflict between family and friends this month. Just keep your head up and make a lot of time for yourself to relax. Spa day anyone?!

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You’re totally focused on your career this month, Sagittarius. You don’t want to give an inch but you’ll only cause your friendships some un-needed stress. Try to be there for your friends even while you’re rocking professionally. They want some of your free time too!

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your spirituality and self-discovery will be at the forefront this month, Capricorn. You will find many opportunities for fun and success within your social circles and will make some lasting memories with your vinas. Time for a vacation! Don’t wear yourself down too much, your health could cause some struggle but you won’t let it rain on your parade.

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Saturn and Mars will likely create some disturbances in your safety net this month, Aquarius. Pluto will slow down your career growth and threaten your bank account. But your social life will be rocking! You’ll do well building intimate relationships with vinas and experience blissful ecstasy with your partner. Focus on the positive, Aquarius!

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You’ll be very concerned with your emotional stability this month. You’re so focused on everyone else’s interests that you’re not making sure your own needs are being met. Your relationships may be under threat because of your emphasis on perfection. Try to relax, Pisces! Enjoy time with your vinas and let your guard down.