I have been super excited to share this collaboration with you all as I absolutely love my smellies and my perfumes!

Refresh Direct are a new up and coming online retailer specialising in fragrances.  Refresh Direct’s mission is to provide quality at the best prices as they understand how expensive fragrance products can be.  They provide us with the finest selection of fragrances from our favourite brands and they even offer an email service where, if the item you are specifically looking for is not in stock, they will help to accommodate your every need.

You heard it here first, Refresh Direct are here to provide us with affordable fragrances to suit our every need.  I for one, never buy perfumes for myself, as the majority of the time, I find they are extremely overpriced and not something I would necessarily buy for myself.  So, every single year without fail, at the top of my Birthday and Christmas lists, you’ll always find a list of perfumes that I love!

I have a ridiculous amount of perfumes, due to the fact my family, friends and boyfriend know how obsessed I am with smelling good – so they all know the way to my heart is… perfume!  But recently, I did have the urge to purchase the new Ariana Grande “Sweet Like Candy” Perfume, thankfully, before I made my purchase, Refresh Direct got in touch!

Refresh Direct have been kind enough to provided me with a discount code for my blog readers!  If you go onto the Refresh Direct website: https://refreshdirect.co.uk/ and use my code: bloggers30 at the checkout, you can get 10% off your purchase!

I hope you can grab yourself a bargain or two!!!  Enjoy lovelies!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

For my boyfriends birthday, in May (2018), I treated him to a hotel stay and an over due spa day at M by Montcalm, Shoreditch.  I know, if you read blogs, you probably hear this all the time but… I am genuinely speaking the truth here(!!!), it was the most incredible hotel/hotel stay I have ever experienced!

As we were walking up to the hotel (following google maps on my phone), we spotted a rather large building which looked like an illusion: we were amazed… and it actually happened to be the hotel we were staying in.

The hotel is only 3 years old (this is what I was told by a member of staff anyway) and you could really tell – it was all high-tech, beautiful, modern and very unique.  Even the big chandelier’s were incredible: so incredible, that I even had to send my mum a picture of them!!!

We received the BEST service from the hotel staff, we were greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival and were treated like royalty throughout our stay.  On arrival, we were told we had been upgraded to an even bigger room as it was Georgie’s birthday, which of course, we were over the moon with and then when we eventually went up to our room, the staff had left complimentary balloons and cake in our room – we did not expect them to go to these lengths for our stay, so we were very touched by the efforts they went to!

The room we stayed in was absolutely stunning!  It was a massive room, with a huge bed and if you know me, you will know how much I love my sleep, so this made me rather happy!  The room was beautiful and extremely modern.  We even had a button to open the curtains.. I have never seen anything like it!  There was honestly a button for everything.  They had pretty mood lights in our room and you guessed it, by the click of a button, the lights changed colour, this is now a feature that I want in my room at home!

We got ready and headed down to the Beauty & Melody Spa, we had a massage and spent a few hours in the steam room, the sunna and by the pool.  Then we headed upstairs to get ready for our meal at Dirty Bones.

We enjoyed a really nice meal at Dirty Bones and had a few drinks but honestly, we would have been happy to have a room service dinner as we loved our room that much that we didn’t want to leave it!!!  We went to a few bars on our way back to the hotel, we had a few more drinks and then headed back to our room.  We put some music on, drank some champagne and then Georgie being Georgie, wanted to watch Sky Sports News!!!

When we checked in to M by Montcalm, I was given the option to choose a check out time, this is something I have never experienced before, which was a really nice touch from the hotel.  This meant that we were in no rush to leave our room the next morning and we could take as much time as we wanted to.  We left our room at 1pm and I was so overwhelmed by our stay, that as soon as I left the hotel and jumped in a cab, I signed up to TripAdvisor just to leave a positive and honest review on our stay.

I can honestly say the staff were unbelievably welcoming and went above and beyond to give us the best stay at M by Montcalm.  If you are looking for a hotel in Shoreditch, London then please consider this stunning hotel as I can assure you will have a fabulous stay!

We just want to say a massive thanks to M by Montcalm, Shoreditch for giving us the best possible stay, we will definitely be coming back again!!!

Book your stay via this link: www.https://www.themontcalmclub.com!

You can shop my night time look over at my 21 Buttons account: http://21buttons.com/robynnelouise

Outfit from Trendy Hub!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

*Disclaimer: I was not paid/gifted to write this review, I have written this blog post as I had the best stay at M by Montcalm and I enjoy to sharing my recommendation with my blog readers.

I recently received some of the cutest jewellery pieces to style from Crystal Hut!!!

I was sent a little box of goodies from bracelets to necklaces’. The jewellery the Crystal Hunt sent to me was personally picked out by the Crystal Hut team to suit my style. The pieces I received were definitely well suited to my everyday look, so I can literally style my Crystal Hut jewellery with anything and everything!

My favourite piece is definitely the gold coin like Saint Christopher necklace. I have wanted a necklace like this forever and I am in love with it!  I literally wear it every day at the moment.

The quality of the jewellery is brilliant and all of the pieces are so cute and elegant looking and they only use the best 100% authentic Swarovski crystals for their work.  They definitely make a perfect fashion statement!

If you have any requests for any customised jewellery, they are always happy to attempt to fulfil your needs.

Even Kirk Norcross wears his “St Benedict” chain on a daily basis!

Check out their Instagram page: @Crystal_Hut and take a look for yourself!

(Unfortunately, my little sister has lost my camera SD card which means I have lost all of my photos(!!!) so I had to take some emergency photographs last night!)

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

Puff Me is just one item from the Design Me range and Puff Me is suitable for fine to medium hair but you can check out the full range here: www.sallybeauty.co.uk/DesignMe.

Puff Me is a small yet amazing product I have recently come across! I forever feel like my hair doesn’t have enough volume and when I say I try everything to achieve this, I mean, I try everything. I blow dry my hair upside down, I brush it backwards.. I try EVERYTHING.

When I discovered Puff Me by Design Me, my initial thought was, it will not work.. as nothing works! But, how wrong was I?! This is literally like magic in a bottle!

It gives you insta MEGA volume with just one pump! It is a powdery product that you literally pump onto your finger tips and run through your roots. I don’t know how this works, but it works wonders, is easy to apply and is mess/odour free!

My hair always feels volumised and I never feel as though my hair is “stuck to my head”, that’s the usual saying in our household!

For only £9.95 you cannot go wrong! So if you need something to give you a lil bit of volume, I would definitely recommend it! You can buy at Sally Beauty: Design.ME Puff.ME Light Hair Volumising Powder Mist.

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

I haven’t really spoken out about anything like this before, so bear with me as this post is a tad different to my norm!

Scoliosis.. some of you are probably thinking, WHAT?!  I thought the same when I was diagnosed with scoliosis at 11 years old.

The dictionary definition of scoliosis is:-

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve.  The curve is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped.  In some, the degree of curve is stable, while in others, it increases over time.

My scoliosis experience:

My family have always suffered with back problems, but it is my dad and my grandad who suffer the most.  To be in pain every day of your life the way they are is just awful to even think about, let alone to experience.  So back problems / back pain is a daily moan in our household.

A lot of people suffer with this back problem.. but they don’t even realise it!  That’s why I am writing a blog post, I want to raise awareness and to help others seek any help they may need to stop it getting worse.

Fun fact: while I was at school, I wore a back brace.. this was like a tiny little corset which helped me to keep my spine straight.  I wore this for 23 hours a day and only ever took the brace off for PE in school or netball outside of school.

When I was diagnosed with scoliosis it was the most horrific thing.. all I remember hearing was the words “back brace” and “operation”.. that’s a scary thing for an 11 year old girl to hear.  Thankfully, I always received lots of love and support from my family so they made me realise a back brace wasn’t such a bad thing at all and was definitely the best option, over an operation anyway.

Looking back, I don’t even remember the 2 or so years I had to wear a back brace, it all went so fast and  it was definitely the best thing I ever decided to go ahead with.  It kept me super skinny too as I couldn’t eat much due to the tightness of the brace – it looked just like a corset.

Both of my sisters, Georgia and Amelie, suffer with scoliosis too but we all have our curves in different places which means we all experience different pain and different places of pain.  Amelie was recently diagnosed with scoliosis (at the age of 10) and was told she couldn’t dance again..  Sadly, Amelie felt like her world had collapsed right in front of her as dancing is her favourite thing EVER.  Thankfully, after having numerous X-rays and meeting lots of different specialists, she was told she could return to dancing but she has to be extra careful.  It is a little annoying for her as unfortunately, it causes a little restriction on the way she dances.

I used to be back and forth to hospital appointments, literally every other month..  I mean, I didn’t mind, as the hospital was so far away that I had to (for medical reasons) take a day off school.. but we would be in the hospital for 3-4 hours on some occasions.. due to having an x-ray with my back brace and without my back brace every time I visited the hospital – it was a pain but I got to spend the day with my mum or my dad, so I didn’t mind too much!!!

I have to have an osteopath session every few 4-6 weeks, this is purely just to straighten my spine up again as over a period of time, my back begins to slant and I am a tad wonky looking.. it isn’t something you would probably notice, unless you knew what you were looking for but it used to make me feel super self-conscious!  I mean, I still am a little bit but I have learnt that I just have to accept it now.  I am always reassured by my friends, boyfriend and family.  My mum and dad always notice when my back slightly starts to move but in fairness, they are basically back specialists now!!!

So, moving onto something that has amazed me recently.. a posture corrector – something I have been DYING to try since I heard such thing ever existed.  I know you’re probably thinking “oh yeah, heard it all before” but seriously.. this is something I use on a daily basis now and it has just become my “norm”.

I slouch a lot, without even realising, which causes more pain and aggravation to my back – so the posture corrector really helps pull me into place.  I guess, it’s similar to the back brace but just not as big and bulky!

I actually swear by the posture corrector – it is a life saver.  As I work in an office, I find myself slouching over more and more as the day goes on, so as annoying as it is at first, when it restricts you from going into your natural position, it certainly pulls me back into place.  I needed some way to train my back to stay in the correct posture position and this certainly works.  However, as you may be, I was very optimistic at first.

(This is the Posture Corrector that has literally saved my life!  It is small and can be well hidden under clothing!!!)

So, if you struggle with your posture or feel yourself slouching, take my advice… it will only get worse over time, it will cause you more pain and more struggles in the future.  If you invest in a posture corrector from here: www.amazon.co.uk/posturecorrector – (this is currently just £10 in the sale and is normally £27.99!!!).. you really are laughing.  The sooner you get into the correct posture shape, the better.. trust me!

Here’s something only my closest friends and family would have ever seen: some photographs of my x-rays (I am not sure if they are my 1st x-rays or my 104839383th x-rays as I seriously have had a lot).. but you can see for yourself…

(An X-Ray without my back brace)

(An X-Ray in my back brace)

It’s funny how we all naturally put on some sort of front to make everyone believe that we’re okay.. when in reality we could be suffering in lots of different ways – I mean, I’m sure some of you wouldn’t have had a clue that I suffered with this condition.. and I’m sure I wouldn’t know you suffered from other conditions.. and that’s because our Instagram pictures don’t show that part of our lives.  But, please just remember to be patient with others, help others and be kind to others… you never know what it’s like to be living with their conditions.

So, I’ve given you a little bit more of an insight on my life and I guess, it’s something I’m not used to writing.. so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message and I will help in every way possible.  I hope this blog post was something you enjoyed to read: I mean, it’s not everyday I let you into my deepest darkest secrets!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x