I’m starting to think my neighborhood is the place where marriages come to die.
Have no fear, I’m not referring to my own. I don’t know if it’s our stage in life, the ‘hood itself or how the moon and stars are aligned, but it seems like a lot of people are getting divorced right now.
I tip my proverbial hat to those women who can take a hugely emotional and stressful event, like a divorce or difficult breakup, and turn it into an opportunity to be enterpreneurial.
Pink Kisses has its roots in a bad breakup.
Pink Kisses is a website that offers tools, products and resources to help gals get past heartbreak and find some moxie again.
First, they’ve got a blog, and they offer style advice for girls’ nights out and tips for working through the stages of heartbreak. They vlog, too.
And they’ve got a product section where gals can purchase some fun things to start movin’ on. This is my favorite part of the site. Here are a couple of the cool things they offer:
An “action plan” for $10. Sign up, and the Pink Kisses girls email a daily tip for 30 days on how to move on and move past. Let’s face it, women love self-help stuff. I’d be all over this if I were in that boat. And if the heartbroken gal is still in a pit of despair after 30 days, they can get 30 to 60 more days of tips with new content.
Boxes of truffles. I gotta disagree with this approach. If I’m down and out and listening to nothing but Air Supply, chances are that I’ve already downed 5 pints of Ben and Jerry’s and I’m likely to start drinking Hershey’s syrup directly out of the bottle.
So, I wouldn’t need my girlfriends sending me chocolate truffles. But the flavors do look delicious – birthday cake, amaretto and pink champagne are some of the featured flavors!
2 weeks of texts. The even higher-tech version of the email action plan for the gal who needs more instant gratification than email. Two weeks of one text per day with inspirational messages will run you 8 bucks.
Personal stylist consultation. This is a really cool idea, and one I think most women going through a breakup would appreciate, because when you’re depressed, you feel like a schlump. For $28 to $98, you can get one outfit or an entire lookbook put together by Pink Kisses’ stylist.
The recipient fills out a form talking about her likes and dislikes, and the stylist sets up a phone chat, and then sends over recommendations within the specified budget. This is an example of what your brokenhearted BFF would get if you got her the one-outfit stylist deal – with links on where to buy everything.
And if you know someone who is careening toward Trainwreck, USA, after a breakup? You can always get them time with Pink Kisses’ life coach. Or, arrange a girls’ weekend in Austin, Texas, for a photo pinup party, where a hairdresser and makeup artist will make the gal feel like a 50s pinup girl, complete with photos!
I think Pink Kisses plays right into the minds of women and knows what we want when a guy’s said goodbye. It’ll be interesting to see if they can continue their success!
Photo Courtesy of Pink Kisses