Monday, 14 May 2012

10 Ways to Sparkle More!

Good Monday to you flowers!! Was your weekend good!?! I hope so! It was a bit rainy and cold here, but that didn't stop us from having a great time inside. Sorry, I wasn't around on Friday. It was my daughter Noémie's 1st birthday, so I was away celebrating that with her. We had a lot of fun opening presents and eating cake. Well, it's a brand new week and it's time to shine...maybe the below might help you do more of that. If you have more to add, share them. And let's take more time to sparkle and make life the best it can be. Have a wonderful time! 

Loves n' Loves
xoxox



{1} Don't save those jewels or pretty outfits in your closet for a special occasion - Life itself is a special occasion and you only get one chance at it. Treat each day as if it were your last or as if it were a party and wear your favourite dress, or necklace or whatever items you may treasure and love each day to make it special!






{2} Be kind to your body. Get enough sleep and sunshine, eat well, drink enough of water, and get active. You’ll not only be overflowing with energy, but your insides will thank you too :) 




{3} Practise random acts of kindness. Smile at a stranger, tell them to have a nice day or that they look nice. Leave a bigger tip to someone that has waited on you. Volunteer at a local charity, make the happiness of others above your own, and soon enough their happiness will leave you feeling good about being the cause for it. It doesn’t really matter what it is, but doing lovely, selfless things often will make you smile on the inside and feel great.





{4} Buy yourself some flowers or if you like plants, a plant!! They don't need to be some expensive ones, just those that make you smile. Something lovely in your home to pass by everyday will give you lovely feelings on the inside.




{5} If your in a clothing rut, just by making an effort to do your hair or put on your cutest heels or dress for no particular reason can give one a boost and make the day that bit lovelier. Change things up, wear something a different way, accessorise differently. Styles can change, likes and dislikes evolve, by taking note of these, we can adjust them to suit our needs.




{6} Though it may be grey or terrible outside, don't let that get you down. Treat it as an excuse to wear a bright beautiful warm red lipstick, or carry a happy and colourful umbrella or a shot of pastels or fuchsia to your outfit can bring some optimistic feelings to keep those greys away. 




{7} Stop letting your everyday get stuck in the rut of routine. I know some have jobs that we can't possibly put off going to, but instead of taking the same lunch or breakfast at the start, do something different. Eat something you love, pack a bit of cake or treat that you enjoy in your lunch to make work a little brighter. Put a picture of something/someone you enjoy in your lunchbox or on your desk that you can view when the stress hits, so you can feel like your a million miles away. But, besides work - treat each day as a new and exciting adventure. Tweak the everyday routines you must keep to make them extra special. 



{8} One day every week (without fail) have a date with someone you love. And that doesn't have to be a boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife type thing. It can be anyone you love, a friend, a grandparent, anyone. And the place doesn't have to be expensive. It can be a sandwich by the beach or icecream in the park. Whatever it may be, be sure to make time to have special moments with the people you love.



{9} Add some sparkle to your home, wardrobe and life - literally!!



{10} If you've been feeling uninspired lately. You need to broaden your horizons, step out into the world and discover something new. Take a random trip to a city or country you've never been to, a store you keep passing, but never stop to look inside. Visit a museum or a library or bookstore and randomly choose a book to read something new. Listen to nature or a piece of music. Trying something new can spark the imagination and bring on new inspirations. You may try something and find out you didn't like it, but if you tried it the next time another way, it'd be something new in your life. Instant inspiration!














{Photos have been found on tumblr. I do not own them and do not claim them as my own. Post idea adapted from The Glitter Guide.}

57 comments:

  1. Lovely post Kizzy - just needed a bit of inspiration and sparkle today :) Glad to hear you had a wonderful day celebrating Noémie's birthday - we did too - not a first but a 6th. Cake and presents galore. Enjoyed it very much indeed. Happy week sweets :)
    Axx

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  2. Beautiful and inspiring pics! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day . . .

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  3. Great tips! I love this post!! I jave found it very useful!

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  4. These tips are quite simply amazing, thanks so much for sharing these Doll, I have a feeling if I followed all of these, especially the one about random acts of kindness I would be a much happier person.

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  5. lovely post, with great photos.

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  6. ♥ beautiful pics!

    Greetings from Finland,
    curiousnoora.blogspot.com

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  7. A first birthday - what a special day that must have been. Oh this weather, I have toms of clearing up outside to do, it was almost a storm here least night.

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  8. They are a grest pictures
    Love them
    Ksses

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  9. Thank you for this absolutely lovely, positive and inspiring post. I've had a bit of a crap time and this is just what I really, really needed on this grey Monday morning. Made me smile :-) Wishing you a lovely week xo

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  10. such a great post and all true!!! being a full time mom is actually hard and sometimes take for granted of the rest but i always try my best to take care of myslef...

    have a lovely week! take care.
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  11. Thanks for the words of wisdom, this is a great way to start a Monday!

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  12. Oh, I really loved this!!! Love the organization of the list, the great tips, and the pretty pictures! Totally agree with not saving your good stuff for a special ocassion. They were bought to be worn and seen by all ;)

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  13. awesome post! :) i love your blog.
    hey! would you like to follow each other pretty?
    i hope we can be friends.

    raellarina.blogspot.com :D

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  14. Dear Kizzy, each one of your posts is a tresure and I relly mean it. These one contains the most important rules to live deeply in peace.
    I love the sentence: You are never over dfressed or overeducated!
    Congratulations.
    xoxo
    Nina

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  15. sensational collection of pics - totally inspired my monday <3

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  16. Shared this sparkling post on facebook! Such gleaming advice to start the day, the week, and everyday of life! I don't know which quote was my favorite, but I did save "How to have a lovely day"! I can start my day with a twinkle in my eye now! :)

    xoxo

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  17. So glad you had a splendid weekend celebrating your dear daughter's birthday. This is a wonderful post to start the new week off with. Thanks for all the lovely inspirations. Practicing random acts of kindness always make me feel better :) Have a beautiful week Kizzy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  18. seriously one of the best posts from a blogger. I love this, every woman should be aware of this post. very inspiring and sensible!

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  19. These are probably the best life-advice you can get! Especially the first one - to not save things for a "better day". That day might not come...Two days ago I got a phone call telling me a friend had died in a car crash. When things like that happen I feel even more I want to make the most of every day. To just try and enjoy the moment as often as I can...With a pair of pretty shoes on my feet of course! ;) xox

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  20. Kizzy, today's quotes are I think my favorite so far...it's so true, there's no use saving things for the future, this is it! Love all your sparkling thoughts and sending you many happy wishes for a wonderful new world!

    xo Mary Jo

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  21. i love the pictures and the quotes!

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  22. Fashion Me Chic14 May 2012 at 17:06

    I agree with you everything starts from within so we have to take care of our body. If we feel good about ourselves we will treat others the right way and everyone around us will benefit from it.

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  23. Happy Monday my lovely, hank you so much for this post, it re-enforces all of the things That I've been putting off doing. The inspiration here was much needed.

    Love to you and the family, I hope you had a great Mother's day.


    Lisa x

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  24. Fantastic! Yes, bust out those sparkly jewels everyday!

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  25. these are fantastic. and i completely agree that you can never be overdressed. it's so much better than being underdressed.

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  26. Love these tips, the second one is the best that says one can never be overdressed or overeducated.

    Have a lovely week,
    Manu Luize.

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  27. Always look forward to Mondays to read these! It's time to sparkle and damn straight one can never be overeducated. Although some people like to make you feel otherwise. Thanks again for the lovely inspiration darlin'! x

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  28. I can certainly relate to #1, I save too many things for "this and that occasion." And I also have a tendency to let bad weather cancel my plans. I've gotta change my ways.

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  29. Every girl needs some sparkle in her life! :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  30. This is a wonderful list. I actually during the last week wrote a list of 101 things to do in the next 1001 days and make of your suggestions are on my list. Cross your fingers that I am successful in completing them.

    Oh and happy birthdayt oyour little girl. :)

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  31. love this post! So beautiful!

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  32. This is the kind of post I love reading and reading and still reading!!

    Think I'll save it in my bookmarks!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, following you dear!

    Alessia

    THE CHILI COOL


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  33. Wonderful words to live by, sweetie! And I can't believe it's her first birthday already! Time has certainly flown by.

    Happy Monday, love! xoxo

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  34. Aw Happy Belated Birthday to your little Noémie and glad you had a lovely if wet weekend :)

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  35. Wonderful tips for daily living :) I'm all for wearing your pretty things whenever you feel like it, buying something pretty, and most importantly.. taking care of yourself!

    Enjoy your day!

    leslie

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  36. honeybeeandmeonline.net14 May 2012 at 23:12

    Congrats on mothers day with a one year old daughter, it brings tears to my eyes as my daughter will be 18 in July, and you truly ask, how did that time go by so fast????

    Enjoy her and give her a great sense of safety for it will serve her well as an adult....

    xo
    m

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  37. What an elegant and fabulous post!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love this post! it made me smile! Thanks for the comments as well, and I think you should totally color your hair a fun semi permanent color!!!! DO IT! :)

    www.sweetsurrenderart.com

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  39. Would be loving to hang from that wee tent in the trees!

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  40. I love your inspirational posts, especially you can never be overeducated or overdressed! I'll keep that in mind!

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  41. Thanks for the lovely advice - hope you enjoyed your daughter's birthday :)

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  42. Love #366 Rule of a Lady...and of course, adding sparkles! A lady can never have too may sparkles!

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  43. So inspiring. I loved that about the never overdressed and overeducated quote.

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  44. Great post, amazing pictures and ideas !
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  45. I absolutely loved this! Thanks for posting girl. I''m really going to try living more by these rules.

    xo erica

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  46. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and Happy Mothers Day for you too!!! Lovely post!!Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  47. love this post... so inspirational and true!!!

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  48. Kizzy, these are some seriously wonderful tips! I've just printed them out for future reference! Thanks for reminding me to sparkle every day :)

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  49. im very dusty lately,lost all the sparkles in me,gonna be more positive from now on,thank u for sharing such beautiful quotes,dont stop posting all this

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  50. Amazing post! Really made me smile!

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  51. Loving the pictures. Your blog makes for a great read!!!

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  52. Excellent advice!!! Don't you wish everyone would do this. The world would be a much better place.
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