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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15 comments:

  1. This is a great post "and" is very inspirational! I added you on google + Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for posting on my blog!

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you! It really means a lot :) No problem, I really enjoyed reading your posts !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. This is such a lovely post, really moving and wonderful! Hope you have a beautiful day sweetheart. xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it ! I think it's a really thing to talk about :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. I seriously loved this post so much!! I loved how you said that it doesn't matter who said it, it matters that it's been said :D That was perfectly stated. I've seen the video in my subscriptions but never got around to watching it, but now I will :) If you don't mind, I'd like to make a post about this as well and talk about my ands :) I'll give credit to your amazing post for the inspiration of course ;)

    -Crystal
    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much ! That's really made my day and means so, so much to me :) I'd love to see more bloggers talking about it ! Especially talented and engaging bloggers like yourself <3 It's such an important topic :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    2. Oh gosh :') You're Making me blush haha!! I agree! It's definitely worth getting the attention it deserves <3

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  4. This campaign is amazing and so cool. I really like that people speak about these things and that they're aware that you're not just one thing and that you are whatever you want to be. I am a blogger and a sister and a food-lover and a clothes-addict and... Yeepp well I am a lot of things. Great post Marianne.

    LEJA

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    1. I completely agree ! It's an amazing concept which really should be quite simple but I think society needed reminding :) Yes you are a lot of things and a wonderful blogger at that :) I'm really glad you liked it <3

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Ooo I really this love campaign idea, I agree we should never ever limit ourselves or define ourselves by one thing or let the world define us in one way either, it's pretty sad that we as a society are taught and believe that kind of thing. I mean what ever happened to the do anything and be anyone you wish to be that most of us heard growing up?, there is freedom and no limitations in that. Thank you for sharing this and doing this post! <3 *JUMPS UP AND DOWN EXTCITINGLY FOR SELF LOVE WEEK* :D Can't wait to read and see your posts!!!!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Exactely ! I struggled ages trying to make myself one thing that I thought was right, wondering why I could never manage it but then I realised a) I shouldn't of been 'trying' to make myself anything and b) there can be more to me than that one thing and I just found the while realisation gave me such a sense of freedom that yes I can play drums and do musical theatre exams and yes I can still love my boyfriend and be independent ect .. :) Aw I'm glad you like the idea I've been planning this for ages and can't wait to get it out there !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. This was such a sweet post! Thank you for that & you have a great blog!
    http://amanda-speroni.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Aww I'm so happy you liked it ! :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. Loved this! That's so awesome you're a drummer, I've always wanted to learn!
    I'll say, I am:

    - a Dreamer, and
    - a Girlfriend, and
    - a Sleepy-head, and
    - Passionate.

    Happy Wednesday! :)
    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

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    1. Thank you so much ! You should give it a go ! ... I must admit I'm not a very good drummer ( I regularly make myself jump when I hit the drum haha ) Aww yay for the dreamers and sleepyheads of the world !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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