Monday, 25 January 2016

The Sparkle Box

You're a really lovely person. Well I happen to think so anyway . Every once in a while, you wake up feeling less than 100% and that's no fun is it ? You're worth way more than that ! Plus being happy and feeling good about yourself is far more fun :) So for those days I've made myself a Sparkle Box.



 I came up with the idea after I was going through a rough time just before Christmas and my best friend picked me up and said " Come on , lets go dress up so you can have your sparkle back ".  Being the wonderful person she is, she took me to my room, helped me do my hair and make up, fetched me my favorite feel good outfit and my cat ears headband and gave me back my sparkle. I felt good.

This got me thinking, everybody should have a box of little " Pick me up presents " for themselves filled with about five things that just make you feel a little sparklier. So I made one and I love it, so I thought I'd share it with you in case it might help :) Please show yourself the kindness that my best friend showed me. We all deserve kindness.

MY SPARKLE BOX : 

Here;s what I've got in my Sparkle Box. They're all little things that I put on to make myself feel worth it and give me an instant pick me up .

The Body Shop - The Sparkler ( £15.00 ) 



This little pot of spray-able body glitter is the literal way to get your sparkle back ! I always call it glitter puff and regularly wear it in my hair to cheer me up ... even if it doesn't cheer my best friend up when I stay over and there's glitter all over her pillow the next morning , oops !

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick - Drop Of Sherry ( £4.99 ) 



This bright dash of colour always gives me a confidence boost and I can't get enough of it :)

Lush - I Love Juicy Shampoo ( £5.75 for 100g ) 


I received a bottle of this fruity- citrus scented shampoo for Christmas from my sister and have used it everyday since ! It's brilliant on greasy hair and the scent leaves me wide awake and ready to take on the world :)

Something to make you feel good - Cat ears headband ( £1.99 )



Everybody has that accessory that always just makes them feel 10 times better and for me ( as strange as it my be ) it has to be one of my many cat ear head bands ! I rarely leave the house without a pair on because for some reason I'm always happier when wearing them . So why fight it ?

Lush - Vanillary ( £14.00 )




I've always loved Lush's vanilla perfume and I always get lots of compliments on it throughout the day whenever I wear it ! Plus, vanilla induces positivity so what's not to love ?


I really hope that this idea helps you out ! I'd love to hear all about it if you make one and let me know in the comments what you'd have in your Sparkle Box :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) Stay Sparkly ^.^

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

34 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely idea! The cat ears headband is amazing! xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you , it's my favourite thing to wear hehe :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. These are so cute! My boyfriend would be so upset about the glitter everywhere, but I would definitely love to have that item from The Body Shop! Also, those cat ears are so so cute! I used to wear headbands everyday... but apparently when you work in the design industry you have to be 'professional' which is a real bore!
    This is a lovely idea!
    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Yeah georgie hate it especially when I put it in her hair when she's not looking hehe but it's worth it ! I love wearing my cat ears they give me a massive confidence boost and aww at least you can still wear them in your free time :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. This is adorable! I've thought about making an "Emotional Emergency Kit" before, and that mostly consists of songs, movies, and snacks :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. That's a great Idea ! You should definitely do that, I'd love to see it on your blog :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. This is such a great idea! I love the items you have picked, especially that cat ears headband :) So adorable! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. I never leave the house without my cat ears headband ! I'm so glad you like the post :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Love the items you have picked. Adorable.
    xx
    Epsita | www.thepositivewindow.com

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    1. I'm so happy you like it !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. Marianne, this is such a wonderful idea and kudos to your friend for being such a wonderful friend/person! We definitely all have those days where we feel less than stellar so I truly love this idea and I love the idea of gifting this to someone who might be going through a hard time! And also I'm going to have to get that Vanillary perfume because I love vanilla perfumes! Great post gorgeous friend, I hope your week is going great so far! XO -Kim

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    1. She's absolutely brilliant. I don't know what I'd do without her ! You're right I bet this would be a really appreciated gift for someone going through a rough time :) I love the lush vanilla perfume, I've been buying it for years and I get compliments every time i wear it !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. This is such a cute little post. I love this idea! I am definitely stealing this. Thank you for sharing. This post left me a lot happier, you seem like a very fun and happy person!
    You go Girl!

    Izabele x
    http://beatriceizabele.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy that you're feeling happy now, that really makes me smile ! I hope it works well when you make it :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Thank you ! Have a great day :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. I absolutely love the idea of these little care packages you prepare! And one for yourself is such a wonderful treat - what a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing :)

    -Lor // acozyspace.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you , I think it's so important to treat yourself right when you're not feeling good :) I really enjoyed making it and I'm glad you like it :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. what a great idea, can't go wrong with lush!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I love lush , all their products just smell SO good :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. The inclusion of body glitter is so sweet - I laughed at the idea of you leaving glitter all over your friend's sheets haha! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Body glitter is seriously one of the best things I've ever bought ... even if my friend disagreed hehe :) I'm glad it made you laugh !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. Killing it girl! <3 LOVE! The Body Shop-The Sparkler sounds sooooo good, never knew they had something like that! This is just amazing for those bad days or for when you want to treat yourself! <3 <3 <3 I can totally see you skipping down the street in your ears leaving a trail of glitter behind! ;)

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

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    1. It's amazing, I bought it the moment I found out about it and I wear it everyday because... who doesn't like a bit of sparkle :) I really wanted to make something to help people get back on their feet :) That is exactely how I roll ;)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. omg I love this idea, I need to make myself one of these. I love your commitment to positivity love :-)

    http://beautifulbliss12.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so happy that you like it ! It's a really great thing to have for yourself , I use it all the time :) Thank you so much !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. This is a fantastic idea!

    ivyholly.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it ! Have a lovely day :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. I love the cat ear headband! Awesome selection!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you ! It's my favourite thing I own:)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. Aw wow Marianne, this is such a cool idea! I'd definitely love to try this out and I love the items you chose :D especially the Body Shop and Lush products, they look so lovely! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you ! It's really great for those days when you're feeling low or unwell :) Lush and body shop sell such brilliant products and they all smell so so good :!

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  17. This is such an amazing idea, all your favourite things in one place! I could do with one of these myself :)

    Katie | http://katiecupoftea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm happy you like it ! You should definitely make yourself one, they're great when you're feeling a lil bit rubbish :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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