Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Years Resolutions

There's less than 24 hours until 2016 is finally here and I am more than ready for this fresh start ! I'm so, so excited for the new year and I'm really eager to make a lot of positive changes this year ! Today I wanted to share a few of my new years resolutions and how I'm going to achieve them :)

Resolution One 

Leave a hopeful note ( at least ) once a week

How I'm going to do it : To make sure I stick to this one I'm going to post a picture of that weeks hopeful note at he end of every Monday post !

Resolution Two 

Write in my positivity diary daily

How I'm going to do it :  I'm starting a new series called "The Positivity Diaries " Which will hopefully be a communal positivity diary where we will share the good things that have happened in that week :) It will be posted every Sunday ( starting on the 3rd January ) and you can read more about it in my last post which you can find here ! My theory is, if we do it together then we're more likely to stick to it .

Resolution Three 

Eat more healthily 

How I'm going to do it : When you give your body the nutrients it needs, then you're naturally going to have more energy and be happier ! It's like giving a flower Coca Cola instead of water and wondering why it's dead ;) So I'm feeling very enthusiastic this year and am going to try making new, healthy recipes and would love to share them with you ! So let me know in the comments if you would like to see some healthy recipe posts coming up in the near future :)

Resolution Four

Start swimming again ... and maybe even yoga 

How I'm going to do it : Well I've bought a new red polka dot swimming costume , convinced my best friend to come with me and bought a membership at the local swimming pool and now I'm ready to go ! I've found that you're far more likely to stick to something if you're not doing it alone so this year I'm trying to include someone else ( whether it's you guys or one of my poor friends that I've dragged to a swimming pool ) so that it won't just be me I let down :) I'm also moving house later this year and will be closer to a gym and now my Friday nights have freed up I'm looking into using them to go to a yoga class.

So that's just a few of my resolutions and I am really excited to make this work ! This year Im thinking how would I like to be? How am I going to get there ? Okay this is the action plan ! I think it's a great time of year to improve yourself and become who you want to be and this year, I want to be happy :) What do you wan't from the new year and how are you going to get it ? I'd love to hear from you in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Monday, 28 December 2015

Fresh Starts

Hello !

Did you all have a good Christmas ? I hope you've all had a great time with your family and friends over Christmas :) Today I just wanted to put up a quick post apologizing for not posting over most of the Christmas season. I was going through a break up and with all the stress that comes with that I decided that it was best not to post until after Christmas, mainly to avoid projecting any unnecessary negativity onto Don'tBurstMyBubbleXx. So, now I'm back. Its a few days before the new year and I'm very much looking forward to a fresh start and have so many plans both for my blog and myself. I really can't wait ! One of the things I'm looking forward to most in 2016 in starting a new series on Don'tBurstMyBubble called " The Positivity Diaries ".  I've often talked about my positivity diary, but for those of you who don't know it's a notebook I keep that I write in everyday , one good thing that happened. No matter how bad the day. In fact the worse the day, the more important it is ! In y new series I'm going to focus on the idea that " Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ".  Every Sunday I will be posting a summary of that week entries into my positivity diary and would like to encourage you all to focus on positivity going into year by asking you to share some positive aspects from your week with me in the comments of these posts. Over time I'm hoping we'll build a form of communal positivity diary ! I am super excited to hear what you think of this idea in the comments of this post . The first post of the series should be up this Sunday and I really hope that you'll join me in my efforts to make 2016 a much happier, more positivity focused year :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Friday, 11 December 2015

Things To Give... Best Friends/Girlfriends ( Gift Guide )

Hello !

It's already the 11th of December ! I can't believe Christmas is so close :)  We all love our best friends ( Or girlfriends )  and it's the perfect time to show them how much you love them ! So here's a few ideas on how to do that <3

Lush Wand -

This gorgeous " Snow Fairy " scented bubble bar is brilliant because all you have to do is swirl it around your bath and voila ! You have an amazing smelling bath filled with bubbles :)

Maybelline Xmas Duo Kit - Super Drug

I love this sweet nail varnish set ! It comes in three different types . Each with a read base and a different top coat; gold glitter, silver glitter or snow flakes  ! The red is a gorgeous deep red and it would be the perfect shade for over the festive season .

Tsum Tsum Christmas Set - £24.95
I am ADDICTED to Disney Tsum Tsums ! They adorable little teddy versions of Disney's most loved characters are irresistible :) When I saw their Christmas range I was very VERY excited ! But be warned if you buy a Tsum Tsum for a friends, they will not stop buying tsum tsums ... but they will love you forever so it's worth it !
What are you buying for your best friend and/or Girlfriend this year ? Also, slightly off topic but have any of you been to see the new Disney film The Good Dinosaur yet ? I went to see it on Friday and it was so soooo good  ! I absolutely loved it and now am desperate for a pet dinosaur named Arlo hehe :)
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Things to give.... Boyfriends ( Gift Guide )

Boys ! Whether they're your husband , your boyfriend or your boy ( high light the gap ) friend ;) They can be absolute night mares to shop for . But we love you anyway so still give you finding you the perfect pressie a good shot ! So here are some of my ideas :)

Personalised Favourite Song Soundwaves Print - £25

This is one of the best gifts I've found this year because it could actually work for ANYBODY ! Who doesn't love music ? This awesome gift from lets you have the sound waves of your friends favourite song printed and frames and it looks absolutely brilliant !

My boyfriend loves the walking dead and a few months ago convinced me to try watching it ! Despite nearly throwing up every time there's blood ( Which happens a lot in a series about zombies ripping peoples bodies up ) I'm actually really enjoying it, we're on season three now and I actually look forward to cuddling up on the sofa for my weekly dose of Walking Dead every Friday !
Okay, so as you know, I'm ever so slightly obsessed with Doctor Who ... no one has to know that I may of read a few pages ( or slightly more ) before I wrapped it hehe ! I'm actually super excited to read this book for myself and I know a lot of my friends ( male and female ) would really enjoy it too !
 I hope this gift guide helps ! Let me know in the comment if you find choosing gifts for men harder than for women ? Or if you're a guy , I'm interested to know if it works the other way round as well ! What are you getting your other half for Christmas ?
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of love, Marianne xxx 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Things to give...Sisters ( Gift Guide )

Hello !

I've been really enjoying making handmade gifts for my friends and family this year, I can't wait to share some of the things I've been making with you over the next few weeks :) I'd love to hear what you've been making for Christmas in the comments ! Today I wanted to share with you a few gifts that I think would be perfect for your sister  !

Soap And Glory Bright And Bubbly Gift Set - £10

When something smells this good, it's impossible not to pick up two and keep one for yourself ! This gorgeous gift set comes in a sweet pink box with a glittery lid ( What's life without a bit of glitter ? ) So you don't have use a whole role of sticky tape to hold some wrapping paper to the circle shaped gift you deeply regret buying hehe :)

Me To You Toy And Mug Set - £14 .00

I can not get over how adorable this cute little bear is holding a fluffy snowball ! Every body loves something cuddly and this mug which a lovely Christmas tree design is one of my favourite Christmas presents this year because, although the design is Christmas themed , It would still fit all year round :)

Lush Gift Set - £8.99

I couldn't do a gift guide series without telling you about something from Lush ! Lush are doing a whole range of Christmas themed gift sets for all budgets but this one is definitely my favourite :) Lush brought out the YogNog soap last year and to me, it smells like Christmas. I have been excitedly waiting for it to return to stores this Christmas and was delighted to find it in this gift box along with a beautiful smelling hand cream !

What are you planning on buying for your sisters ? Let me know in the comments  !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Things To Give... Dad ( Gift Guide )

Hey friends !

How's your Christmas going ? Who's feeling super organised with all their presents bought and wrapped pre December and who's in a panic desperately trying to find a free day to go shopping in between decorating the tree and planning Christmas dinner ? Well today I'm posting the second post in my Christmas Gift Guide Series and we're doing the tricky one . Dad. I don't know what it is but dads are always a nightmare to buy for , probably because they're less likely to want jewellery and there's only so many ( Half eaten ) boxes of chocolate I can get away with giving me dad !

Personalised Guitar Pick - £16.22- Etsy

Etsy is pretty much, a compilation of cute handmade things that are perfect for gifts and you end up wanting to keep them for yourself ! This adorable personalised guitar pick is no exception. You can have anything you like hand stamped onto this brass guitar pick that would definitely be treasured for years to come.

Song Lyric Cushion - £29.99 -

This couldn't be simpler. Find your dads favourite song, have this cushion personalised with the lyrics and the title and voila ! Christmas Pressie done . This cushion could be the perfect present for any dad and I've a actually bought this as a Christmas present for my dad and can't wait to give it him :)

'Grumpy' Pyjamas - £12 - Asda

Who doesn't love pyjamas ? These hilarious Pyjama covered in pictures of grumpy from Snow White are a great present at an even better price ! You could team these up with their favourite movie and a bag of popcorn and you've got a movie night set .

What are you hoping to get your dads ? And how far have you got with your Christmas shopping ?
Let me know in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Monday, 7 December 2015

Things To Give...Mum ( Gift Guide )

This week I'm going to be posting everyday with a mini Christmas Gift guide series. I've always enjoyed flicking through the Gift Guide sections of magazines to find inspiration. So each post this week I'm going to share 3 gift ideas in different price ranges for a different person in your life . Today I thought I'd share a few of the gifts I've found that would be perfect to get for your mum !

Laura Ashley Ultimate Indulgence - £40 -

This Boots, Laura Ashley set is £40 but recently was in the sale for only £20 which was an amazing deal. This gift is perfect for any mums who deserve to feel pampered or are moving house or redecorating and need a nice little set to get them started. This lovely set has a candle, a soap dish, soap, a soap, soap dispencer, hand cream, body wash, body lotion and bath soak. Essentially, your bathroom will be stocked up for the year with brilliant quality, gorgeous smelling goodies if you have this ! 

12 Christmas Votive House - £24.99 at

Yankee Candles make the most beautifully scented candles and they're Christmas collection smells so good that you want to eat them ( Please don't actually eat them... that would be bad ). This set is brilliant when you simply can't pick which candle you want or you just want to try them all out . And with scents like Christmas Cookie and Cosy By The Fire, why wouldn't you want to try them all ?
Nutshell Purse - £22.99-Aspire Style 

Aspire Style is a wonderful, quirky little shop that sells the loveliest little vintage style items! From sweet pieces of jewellery to 50's style dresses :) I absolutely love this purse I think it's such a sweet little message " See a penny, pick it up. Then all day you'll have good look" . It would be a really nice addition to anybodies handbags !

What did you get for your mum last Christmas ? Who's your favourite person to buy for ? Let me know in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx