Friday, 24 July 2015

DIY : Self Care Box !

Hello !

It's the last day of Self-Love Week ! I really hope you've enjoyed this past weeks posts and that they helped you in some way ! Today I thought we'd do a DIY because why not ? We're going to make a self care to help you pick yourself up when you're feeling a bit crap and need some TLC . Also this will prove to yourself that the only one you need to help you become happy again is you !

1.  The first things I put in my self care box were a couple of sweets because when you're feeling rubbishy .. you need chocolate ! ( If you're lactose intolerant please don't put chocolate in because I really don't want you to die ... that's not what I was going for with this post ) I also put I  what I like to call my hopeful note book. In this notebook I keep all my favourite positive quotes to write on hopeful notes ! I like to write hopeful notes when I'm feeling down because It's kind of therapeutic to write what I need to hear at that moment in time because no matter how rubbish you feel, you're not the only one and you can give someone the comfort that you need :) If you're not a hopeful then still keep a notebook in your box but adapt it to you ! You could use it to write down how you feel, if that's your thing. Or you could plan the future and places you'd like to go to get you feeling a lil bit more optimistic again ! Or you could even switch it for a sketch book if you like drawing :) The final thing I added to this layer was the lush massage bar - Soft Coeur. This massage bar smells so strongly of chocolate that I wanted to eat it ! It's brilliant for your skin and oh my gosh you have to try it. If you'd rather have something that would relax you then I recommended the Lush dreamtime bath melt . To be honest, you need something from lush in there... if for nothing else then because no everything in my box smells gorgeous !

2. Then I thought I needed some things to make me feel better. So I popped in some tissues to dry up any tears and then a face mask and some nail varnish to make yourself feel pampered and special .. because you are special :) I'm loving the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail varnish in the shades " Kiss Me Quick" and "Road Rage". They dry ridiculously quick , seriously if you're anywhere near as impatient as me then you need this in your life :) Then to get you laughing again , you need a comedy ! There's nothing like a good giggle to get you back on your feet and for me , Russell Howards Live DingleDodies never fails to make me laugh. No matter how many times I watch it!

3. Finally I added a few bits and bobs to put the smile back in your face. Like Louise Pentland's  ( Sprinkle of Glitter) new book , "Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter " which my sister bought me for my birthday last Sunday and I've read to whole book. It's amazing and full of feel good talk and motivation ! If you haven't read it, you definitely should ! Of course, you could put any book you like in the box, even a colouring book if you don't feel like reading ! I also added some hot chocolate sachets .. hot chocolate will make it all okay , trust me :) Then, just to tip me over the edge, back into complete happiness .. BUBBLES ! I LOVE BUBBLES !!!! They're so much un and so beautiful and I'm going to shut up about bubbles now .. ;)

As well as all this I mixed in lots of quotes and nice messages to myself on scraps of paper :) My favourite quote that I put in my box is :

" Even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes "
- Morris Mandel

But you can put whatever you like in your box ! I'll list a few ideas to get you started and is you have some more then I'd love to hear them in the comments !
  • Comedies
  • Books
  • Sweets
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Candles
  • Bubbles
  • Favourite recipe card
  • Tissues 
  • Facemask
  • Nail Polish
  • Quotes/Poems/Lyrics
  • Bath Products
  • Notebook
  • Jar of favourite memories
  • Photos of loved ones
  • Something that makes you feel good ( E.g. Favourite jewellery or accessory )
Let me know what you'd put in your Self-Care Box and I'd also love to hear what you've thought of this week and if it's helped you at all and if there's any other similar things you'd like to see on this blog in the future :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Tips and Tricks for Self-Love

Hello !

On Tuesday I talked about how to treat you body and a few ideas on how to feel better about yourself from the inside out ! ( If you missed it you can read it here ) So Today lets talk about a few simple bits and bobs that you can incorporate into your everyday life to increase your happiness and self esteem :)

  • Make a positivity book ! Buy a small notebook and keep it by your bedside. Every night write one good thing that happened or made you smile each day no matter how bad your day was. When you look back through it, you'll see it was a pretty good life :)
  • Just let yourself live. Get rid of the endless routines and scheduling ( I speak from experience here ) I got to a point where I had to have a schedule and if it went wrong then I'd get panicky but that meant it had to be planned to the minute which made me feel overwhelmed and snowed under ! Neither of these are good. I found the best way to break off from this is to make a list of 3 things each day that you'd LIKE to achieve. Just little things and it doesn't matter if you don't do them. I just find it helps me give my day a sense of purpose !
  • DRESS FOR YOU ! I can't highlight this enough. Dress however you feel most confident. This is about making you feel good in yourself. Take some time to go shopping, try on lots of different clothes and don't buy anything unless it makes you feel ready to take on the world ! There's a brilliant chapter on this in Louise Pentland's new book, Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter . A book I would happily recommend to anyone :)
  • Do something you're good at ... or find something you're good at :) It's really important to have a hobby that makes you feel good about yourself , it could help you meet people, build your self esteem, help you relax and way more ! If you haven't already got a hobby that you enjoyed ( If you have one already but you don't enjoy, just leave it. If it's not making you happy it's not worth your time ) then don't sit there thinking that your useless with no talents. You are talented but you're not going to find out what at , if you don't go out giving stuff a go <3
  • Do something you're not good at ! ... Seriously, try something new . You're not going to be good at it at first but stick with it and you can do it :) I really wanted to start yoga for ages and then the other week I joined a class and I was AWFUL ! I fell onto the woman next to me. I fell flat on my face. Honestly, you name it, I fell on it hehe :) But I'm going back because I want to be good at it and that's going to take a long time but it will be worth it :)
  • Self Date. I've only started thinking about it recently but I've found it really beneficial . Take some time to get to know who you are without the influence of other people. Buy a new book and go to the local coffee shop and treat yourself to reading with a yummy hot chocolate and extra marshmallows ! Or plan a perfect duvet day just for you . ( YOu can find my post " How to ... Duvet Day " here ) Dress yourself up and cook yourself a fancy meal for one ! Because you are worth it ! Let me know your ideas for self dating in the comments :)
  • Be compassionate. Be kind to others and you will feel so much happier and warm and fuzzy in yourself ! Try leaving a few hopeful notes a week or smiling at that stranger who you walked past this morning .
Finally, work for what YOU want to achieve. Many people realise way too late that they have been making their life choices especially with choosing careers, around what is expected of them ... no . You are better than that ! You are an amazing, complex human being and you can make your own choices and work to become whatever will make you happiest within yourself :)

I really hope some of these tips are helpful ! Let me know your favourite in the comments or if you have anymore tips feel free to share them :) And be sure to come back tomorrow for the final post of Self-Love week, I'm doing a DIY on how to make yourself a Self-Care box for those days when you're feeling a little crappy and need a lift or just a bit of TLC <3

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Self-Love | Quotes Posts !

Heyy there !

Welcome to day three of self-love week ! If you've followed my blog for a while ( If not you can follow me on bloglovin here to let you know when I post ) then you'll know that I'm a bigger lover of inspirational quotes ! So today I thought I'd share with you just a few of the quotes about self-love that I well .. LOVE !

"Self worth is do vital to your happiness. If you don't feel good about you, it's hard to feel good about anything else "
- Mandy Male

"Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else"
-Judy Garland

"When I accept myself I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me"
-Steve Maraboli

"Love people with all sincere attention, but don't over do it as if you are not special. Don't lose yourself in the process of loving other people . Remember, you are special too!"
-Israelmore Ayivor

" Love yourself enough to have a meaningful life"
-Millen Livis

"Love is who you are, don't resist it "
- E'yen A. Gardner

" Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway "
Eleanor Roosevelt

" Instead of wondering when your next vacation is maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from "
-Seth Godin

" Be very, very, very gentle with yourself. The world is very, very, very hard on you"
- Srividya Srinivason

" You are nature. You are already perfect, peaceful and powerful. You don't need to become anything. You simply need to remember yourself "

Which was your favourite ? Are their any other inspirational self love quotes that you'd like to share ? Let me know in the comments !

Come back tomorrow for lots of tips and tricks on how to involve self love into your day to day life, in lots of different ways !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Loving Yourself Inside Out!

Heyy !

Welcome to day two of Don'tBurstMyBubble's Self-Love Week ! Yesterday we talked about what self-love actually is, why it's important and some common misconceptions about it. If you missed that then you can find it here :) Today I wanted to talk about little changes you can make to things like your diet, exercise regime and sleep routine to make you feel happier from the inside out !

Self-love is at least 50% an inside job involving things such as healthy eating. But this can go one of two ways. One is really positive and an act of self love and the other ..well, isn't ! It's really important you choose the right way and it's pretty easy to tell the difference.

Starting healthy eating should not start with you standing on the scales crying " Oh my gosh I hate myself , I'm fat and ugly and I'm never going to eat Chinese takeaway again " that's definitely not what we're taking about . You're worth way more than that . This should start with "I love and accept my body so I will give it the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy and perform at its best "

This is nothing to do with losing weight, that isn't what self-love is about. It's about accepting your body and allowing yourself to be happy, stop judging yourself and to see the beauty that I'm sure people often point out to you and almost as often you brush off. We're going to stop that because you deserve those compliments and you should feel like you can accept them :)

So how can you get there ? Here's a few tips !


Meditate ! It's a great way to increase mindfulness which means you'll be more aware of all the good little things in your day that could make you so happy, but regularly go unnoticed! There are some great free apps around for guided meditations .. especially if you're like me and have no idea what you're doing hehe :) Try "Calm" it's a great app where you can choose either 2, 5 or 10 minute guided meditations or a 7 Day's of Calm ! All for free :) You can also get extra meditation options if you pay each month .

If you can tempt yourself out of bed ( I know it's hard ) then you could try doing even just twenty minutes walking on the running machine to get you up and raring to go for the day ahead ! But, if you really can't drag yourself from under the warm haven of your duvet twenty minutes earlier, try doing a few stretches each morning like you would when warming up for the gym ! I guarantee you'll feel way more energised :)

Get LOTS of sleep ! It's super easy to find negativity in everything when you're tired and lets be honest grumpy. With barely enough energy to function, you're not going to be feeling at your best. I recently decided to start having early nights and scheduling about half an hour of wind down time before I sleep. I turn my phone off and read but you could colour, listen to calming music, whatever takes your fancy !

Up your water intake. We all know that we should be drinking around 8 glasses a day ... we also all know that we probably don't do that ;) Try increasing it a little at a time. At first make sure you drink two 500ml bottles or four glasses and then add a little more each day ! You'll be more hydrated, feel better physically, have better focus and it will help your skin stay healthy. What's not to love ?

Try to eat a lil bit healthier ! I always feel much better about myself when I know I'm giving my body the nutrients it needs :) I few of my go to favourites are stirfrys, stuffed peppers and pasta salad. If you'd like to see some recipes for healthy meals up on this blog then let me know in the comments ! It's something I'd love to try out doing ! On the same note, eat when you're hungry .. until you're full. Eating little and often is seriously underrated. It saves you from feeling hungry or bloated. Neither make you feel great about yourself :)


Cleanse, tone and moisturise your face each morning ! I always find it make me feel really refreshed and awake . It doesn't have to be expensive ( I used boots own range for years . They're always on 3 for two and they're only £1.50 each, making it £3.00 for a full set ) or if you're willing to splash out a little more; I recommend Liz Earle's Young Skin Try Me Kit for around £24.75 . It makes your skin feel super clean and soft. Plus, the moisturiser smells gorgeous !

Have a go to outfit that never fails to make you feel beautiful, for those days when you're feeling pretty crappy. For me this is a skater skirt and stripy top or my Lacy white top and Dark blue acid wash jeans.

What makes you feel good when you're feeling crappy ? How do you give yourself a confidence boost ? Do you have anymore ideas for how to feel good from the inside out ? Let me know in the comments !

I hope you're having a brilliant day and if not, I hope it gets better :) Check back tomorrow for lots of inspirational quotes all about self-love !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

What Is Self-Love ?

Hello ! 

Welcome to Self-Love week ! I'm really excited about this project. It's such an important topic and I can't wait to talk to you about it :) I'm going to be posting everyday for the next five days about different things to do with self-love. From quotes to self care boxes and little ways you can incorporate it into your day to day lives, We've got it all ! I mean we even have a snazzy little logo for the week hehe :) 

So today I thought we'd talk about, what actually is self-love? First lets get rid of a few misconceptions, here's what self-love isn't :

  • It's arrogant 
  • It's pointless 
  • It's vain 
  • It's for people that are stuck up 
  • Selfish 
  • It doesn't matter 
Wrong, WRong, WROng , WRONg, WRONG ! 

Here is what self-love actually is, by dictionary definition :) 


  1. regard for one's own well-being and happiness.

Self-love is about being comfortable, confident and happy within yourself. It can be difficult to achieve, especially with all these horrible misconceptions surrounding it. But I'm glad to say it's becoming more accepted and more people are talking about it and coming to understand that it's not vain it's necessary. 

It can play a massive part in helping people ( male and female - many people think this is only important with women ) gain more self confidence as it increases their self-esteem and lets you accept yourself for who you are, making you more comfortable with yourself. This opens so many doors! Either to being happier doing the things you already do or to try knew things you never thought you'd have the confidence to ! . You can't tell me that's not important ?

When I broke up with my boyfriend for a while about a year ago, although it was a sad time for me, after a few weeks I began to notice something new. I started to look at myself in the mirror and think : "You know what ? I'm actually looking okay today .. no I look pretty .. I'm actually quite pretty!" This was a massive moment for me and I honestly believe it was because I became too reliant on needing somebody else to tell me I was beautiful and that should not be the case . Once I got back with boyfriend, although I was and am happy, that confidence again became reliant on him. I'm telling you this for two reasons:

a) People often think of Self-Love as something that only single people need. form of confidence so that they can see their happiness should not depend on being in a relationship ( which it shouldn't ) . But what people forget is people who are in relationships also shouldn't have all of their happiness and confidence depend on their boyfriend or girlfriend. This is something It took me a long time to get to grips with. Yes my boyfriend is lovely and sweet and makes me extremely happy and yes he regularly tells me I'm beautiful and all the rest. BUT there's also a lot of other things that make me happy that are completely separate from him and I am trying to get to a point where I have enough self esteem to not need his reassurance that I look nice . 

b) There's no reason that somebody else telling me I'm beautiful should be worth more to me than accepting my body and allowing it to be beautiful to me . In fact , I'm living in here ! Surely I should have more of a say than anyone else on what defines my own standards of beauty !

So , give yourself time to love and accept yourself. To stand in front of a mirror and say "You know what ? Its not that bad . Actually I'm kind of pretty looking !" Allow yourself to be comfortable, make a list of things you like about your personality and a list of things you like about your body ! You can find lots of little challenges like this in my " 30 Day Happiness Challenge " Let me know 3 things you like about your body and three good things about your personality in the comments !

You could ever take it a step further and use a sharpie to write positive words over your body ! I saw this recently in a post by Rainbow-Rose Blossom ( She's a brilliant blogger who frequently promotes self-love and you should definitely check her blog out )  that I'll link to here . I thought it was a really empowering thing to do !

Anyway, that's it for today ! It would mean the absolute world to me if you could share this around however you can because I think this is a really important topic and I'm so excited about raising some more awareness of it ! Check back tomorrow for the second instalment. It's all about how to make yourself feel good about yourself from the inside with lots of tips on everything from healthy eating to getting descent nights sleep !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Self-Love Week !


I've been really excited for this project and really hope you enjoy it, share it around and most of all get something beneficial from it ! August 20th-24th will be Don'tBurstMyBubble's Self-Love Week !

There will be posts everyday for the next five days highlight different aspects of self-love and hopefully helping you feel better and more comfortable with yourself :)

I can't wait to share this project with you !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Friday, 17 July 2015

What Makes YOU Happy? #2

Heyy !

Yesterday, I posted the first half of this mini series ( You can find the post here )  all about the small things in life that makes you happy but you often disregard them as silly, unimportant little things ( if you even notice them ) . I asked 8 different bloggers to tell me all about the little things in their lives that make them smile, because smiling is good :) Here's what they said :

Professional Daydreamer from

The things that make me happy are quite simple and not really things that I appreciate normally.

Seeing my family and my little cousin running up to me, arms open wide for a cuddle.It's something really simple but I love having cuddles with her and my family. It really makes me feel like I'm part of an amazing team of people. 

A full subscription box on YouTube. Again, something very simple but I love coming home after a stressful day and finding that all of my favourite YouTube channels have uploaded something new for me to waste time watching. 

Time and a half on Sunday. Work on Sunday can be annoying but it's much better knowing that I get paid time and a half. It makes my day that little more bearable. 

Comments on my blog, This is the best part of my day. I love coming home to see that people have commented on my blog, it really makes me feel like what I write about helps people in some way. It also makes me feel more connected to other bloggers and my readers. 

Having a lush bubble bath. After a long day I love coming home to a hot bubble bath with a lush bath bomb in it. I love being surrounded by the bubbles, I pop on my face mask, put spotify on the Sam Smith Album or Adele and then just let all the worries of the day get washed away. 

Not having to go out on rainy days. Now I love the rain but I love it when I have the day off and I wake up to hear it pouring with rain. I love it even more in winter. Knowing that I don't need to go anywhere and that I can put on a series of Doctor who and snuggle back into my duvet. One of life's little pleasures.

Lou from Lou's World 

  • Things that make me happy 
  • Movie days 
  • Rainy days 
  • Finishing exams 
  • Making people smile 
  • Waking up late 
  • Watching the first episode in a new TV series 
  • Not having to worry about how I look 
  • Getting comments on blog posts 
  • Catching up with old friends 
  • Opening the first page of a new book 
  • Smiling for no reason
Jess from Spring Baby 

Here is a list of things that make me smile:

1. Seeing a happy family laughing and playing together at the park or pool or other public places. 
This makes me feel all nice and happy for that lovely family. 

2. Having the sun wake you up in the morning. 
This is actually the best thing ever! 

3. Having finished everything on your daily To Do List, whether it was on a written list or mental list. 
I always write lists, just to have the satisfaction of crossing off the things you have done and gotten out of the way.

4. Being awake to see the sunrise. 
I am rarely up early enough to see the sunrise, so when I do see it, it is so much more special. 

5. Watching old home videos or looking through old photo albums and scrapbooks. 
I love reminiscing, seeing how I acted when I was a hyper four year old. It's pretty funny seeing a smaller version of you running around like a maniac! (Thanks for all the sugar, Mum and Dad.)

Katie from Katie Cup Of Tea

  • Finding a good book that you can't put down 
  • Walking on the beach at sunset/sunrise 
  • Going for a long drive
  • Being inside during a thunder storm, when the rain hits the window 
  • An unexpected hug when you need one, but didn't want to ask 
  • Forehead kisses 

So that's what makes all these fantastic bloggers happy ! Now it's your turn ! Let me know in the comments what are the little things in life that make you happy ? Or as I said yesterday, you can tweet it to me @MyHappyBubble using the hashtag #WhatMakesYOUHappy :) I hope you have a lovely day and if you have a moment then you can go check out the bloggers who contributed to this post ( and yesterdays post ) with their amazing writing !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

What Makes YOU Happy ?

Hello !!!
Over the past month or so, I've been  thinking a lot about all the little things that come together to make us all so happy, but we don't give them enough attention to realise how happy they make us ! For example; today I noticed the sky was a really gorgeous shade of blue and it made me smile. If it  had been that same shade just a few weeks ago, I doubt I would've even noticed, let alone of remembered about it 6 hours later ! This applies to a lot of things, that man who held the door for you this morning or the cute dog you saw in the park that came up to you for a cuddle . We miss out on so much happiness by undermining the shear beauty, love and kindness of things we disregard each day. We assume that the days that may well be remembered as tragic, awful days were only that. But I can guarantee that in every single day, something (tiny as it may be ) happened ! The worse the day, the harder you need to look because the more you need it :)

"Everyday may not be good, but there's something good in everyday" 

We can easily make ourselves happier by being a little more mindful of the things around us ! So I contacted a few wonderfully talented bloggers ( Who actually often brighten my day with their posts ) and asked them to write a paragraph or list, however they feel most comfortable, about the things in their lives that make them happy ! I'm going to post this in two halves so that it's not too long and the second half will be up on Friday morning :) So lets get going !

Vickey Wright from Never Grow Up
"What makes me happy? I love the sound a storm, pattering on a glass room. Or better still, the cold chill of raindrops, washing off my mascara. On the contrary, I love the blinding beam of sunlight that floods the room on a mid-summer morning. The first sip of a cup of tea after a long day’s work, and the first bite of that cake you’ve been craving since 11am. When that dress is a perfect fit, or when your eyeliner wings evenly first time. I love listening to songs from years ago, and still knowing all the words. The smell of popcorn that floods Frontier Land, and pinky promises that you know won’t be broken. Finally, the opening credits of a Disney film, filled with the excitement that the next hour and a half are to be filled with magic, music and laughter. That’s what makes me happy."

Rainbow-Rose Blossom from
1.Walking in the sunshine
2. Throwing glitter
3. Lame jokes
4. Exercise
5. Dressing up
6. Random acts of kindness
7. Rocking out to music
8. Changing my hair
9. Watching my favourite TV shows
10. Scaring people

Be Nice It's Tuesday from
I generally like to think of myself as a happy person, I certainly try to have an optimistic outlook on life, and I believe that we’re all, to some extent, in control of making ourselves happy. A year or so ago I was not so happy with my life, and there were good reasons for this, but I decided it was time to be happy again, so I did the 100HappyDays challenge. I now have a little yellow book of all my photos, so this is a summary of what’s in the photos, the things that make me happy. Trees, flowers, my cat, elastic bands, music, musicals, pretty rain, friends, my sisters coming home, food, bubble wrap, sitting in my onesie, walks, nice messages, cafes, finishing work, swimming, reading, sewing, choir, sunshine, Harry Potter memes, doing concerts, cake, people being nice, my ‘cello, my home, visiting new places, squirrels, Ramin Karimloo, celebrations, doing art work, playing cards, Maltesers and wine, positive quotes, singing, listening to music, my favourite German film, ice cream, Disney films, laughter, wind chimes, adventures, playing violent rounders, seeing family, baking, Scotland, the beach, sunset, canoeing, ceilidh dancing, fit boys, Cluedo, exciting boat happenings, jumping in waves, making a treasure hunt, my bedroom, writing letters, getting a postcard, booking a holiday, rope swings, jewellery, and finally, photographs that remind me of happy times.

Crystal from Crystallized Daisies
Happiness is a choice. Don't live life everyday letting yourself live in guilt and sorrow, you have the choice to turn that around. You are in control of your own life so make a choice to be happy for yourself. You deserve to be happy just as much as the next person. Try to do more and surround yourself with things that make you smile <3
Here are a few things that always make me smile :)
1) Family bonding
2) Romance movies/novels
3) Looking back on moments in which I was truly happy
4) My dog
5) Singing along to music

Thank you so much to all the amazing bloggers that got involved with this post ! I've linked to all their blogs so if you have any spare time you should definitely check them out, you wont regret it ! They're all such talented writers and I really enjoyed hearing about the lovely little things that makes each of them happy :) I'd love to hear in the comments, what are the little things that make YOU happy ? Or you could tweet them to me @MyHappyBubbleXx using the hashtag #WhatMakesYOUHappy

Check back tomorrow for the second instalment of this "What Makes YOU Happy?" Project. I hope you have a brilliant day !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Use YOUR And

Hello !

So today I wanted to talk about the Gillette Venus "Use Your And " campaign .

Although there has been a few points made against the campaign. As it was brought to us by a company who's ultimate aim is to get us to shave our legs, I still think the campaign is an important one. It doesn't matter who has said something inspirational or thought provoking, it matters that it's been said :) If you haven't seen the video I'll put it here :

For those of you who haven't heard about this before today; 'Use Your And' is all about not allowing one thing to define you, you can have so many traits and be so many different things. You can be drop dead gorgeous and a rocket scientist and a mother and a three times, gold Olympic medal winning gymnast ! If that is what you want .

" You are polished nails and a polished mind " 

This is all about not limiting your potential because of one dimensional labels. A few YouTubers did some really inspirational videos about how they use their 'And' ! A few of my favourites were Carries from It'sWayPastMyBedtime which you can find here and Louise's from SprinkeofGlitter which you can find here :) 

So I thought I'd share some of my 'Ands' , I am ;
  • loyal, and
  • shy, and 
  • confident, and 
  • happy, and
  • a singer, and 
  • a drummer, and
  • an actress, and 
  • hard-working, and 
  • calm, and 
  • argumentative, and 
  • loving, and 
  • pretty bad at spelling, and 
  • a blogger, and 
  • compassionate, and 
  • a girlfriend, and 
  • independent, and 
  • strong, and 
  • intelligent, and 
  • empathetic, and 
  • creative, and 
  • positive, and 
  • so, so much more, and 
  • SO ARE YOU . 
I really hope, that you will start to realise and understand that you don't have to be just one thing and you are not and never will be just one thing :) We are all so wonderfully complex, how can there be anything simply  black and white in anything we do or are ? But that's what makes us all so beautiful, we're all different, with a different set of 'Ands' ! Meanwhile there's only two shades of black and white ( no matter what the paint company's insist haha ) and despite black and white pulling together to make a pretty classy outfit or an atmospheric photo ; they're not that much fun to see over and over again in everyone we meet !

I'd love to hear some of your 'Ands' in the comments ! Let me all the special and amazing things about you :) 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

P.s. Next week ( 20th-24th August ) I'm going to be doing a Self-love week so will be posting everyday ! So if there's anything you'd like to see in self love week then please let me know :) 

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

Heyy There !

So this amazing blogger called Basically Chloe  nominated me to do the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award !

Here are the rules :

- Answer the questions that have been set
-  Make up 10 of your own questions
- Nominate others
- Put the logo somewhere in the post

So I guess.. now I should answer Chloe's questions ( Great questions by the way, I'm actually looking forward to answering these ) 

Concealer or Foundation ? 

Definitely foundation ! I don't actually use concealer but at the minute I really love the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation and would recommend it to anyone :)

Daily Inspiration ?

Carrie Fletcher's videos ! I always marathon watch her videos when I need a bit of inspiration because she's so talented and has worked hard and is now well on the way to achieving everything she deserves :)

What Motivates you ?

This doesn't make sense when you haven't seen it but generally my bedroom wall... give me a second and I will explain myself , I swear I'm not mad ! On my bedroom wall I have a collection of things that make me happy like a massive world poster, Pictures of me and my friends, quotes, drawings, tickets, my signed Carrie Fletcher poster and it just cheers me up when stuffs not going my way :)

Favourite thing to blog about ? 

Positivity and ways to find the happiness you already have as well as self love , I really want to get this blog more into being happy with yourself as well as with the world around you !

Opinions on YouTubers being more widely known as celebrities ? 

Well being a celebrity by definition is " The state of being well known " so I think if they're well known and getting important messages out there and putting their mark on the world in a way they're proud of and not hurting anyone doing it then; wooo go them for achieving their dreams ^.^

Louise or Zoella ?

Umm .. no .. I don't think I can answer this ;) I'm going to say Louise because she just seems to inspire confidence in me and definitely manages to give me a fantastic sense of self belief .

Favourite breed of dog ?

Pomeranian, like seriously it's like having a little face in a walking pompom !!!! :D

Why do you blog ? 

I wanna help people and myself feel better and show everyone that it isn't that bad, not everyone is out to get you, there is always a silvers lining and it can always get better :) 

Describe your blog in one word ? 

Sunshine !

Cakes or cookies ? 

Always cookies but they have to be those soft,chewy ones that are plain with chocolate chips and oh my gosh I want one now ;) 

So now I'm off to the corner shop to buy myself some cookies but before I go, I nominate Springbaby, Rainbow-Rose Blossom, Smiley Central and Crystallized daises to do this next and I can't wait to see your answers to my questions which are :

1) What do you do when you're feeling said to pull yourself back up ?
2) Dream date?
3) Hair bows or Flowers ?
4) One good thing that happened to you today ?
5) Favourite thing in your room ?
6) What's your secret obsession ?
7) The one make up item you're loving right now ?
8) Confidence booster ?
9) What's a quote that you really love ?
10) What do you want to do on your blog in the future ?

I'm really looking forward to seeing your replies :) I hope you have a brilliant day !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Monday, 6 July 2015

Thought Provoking Quotes #2 | Quotes Posts !

Heyy ! 

Firstly, I'm super sorry I didn't post last week. I was really busy with college stuff and I knew I would be so I wrote in advance but when I went to post them my computer had messed up so I've had to re-write them ! But they're done now :) A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about ten quotes I'd found that really made me think ( You can find it here )  and I promised ten more, so here we go ! 

"There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire "
- David O. Mckay

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy"
- Isaac Newton

"Never argue with stupid people.They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience "
- Mark Twain 

"Great minds discuss ideas;Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people " 
- Eleanor Roosevelt 

"It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are"
-Roy. E. Disney 

"Kindness is in our power. Even when fondness is not"
- Mark Twain

"If you propose to speak, always ask yourself; is it true, is it necessary, is it kind ?"

"I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing , especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed "
- Mary Oliver

"Some days there wont be a song in your heart, sing anyway" 
- Emory Austin

"Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody "
-Kid President

"I wonder how many people I've looked at in my life and never seen"
- John Steinbeck

Okay, you got me ! That was eleven .. I never said I could count ;) Which was your favourite ? Let me know in the comments :) Also, let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to hear quotes about like love, kindness, friendship ect ..I might start a quotes series if there's enough interest :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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