So, today is the final of Love Island 2018!  That means, our favourite reality programme is over again for another year.. but don’t worry, I’ve got your backs!

You can now have a little bit of Love Island in your life, all year round!  The new Love Island Game is absolutely brilliant and will give you the bit of Love Island that you will be missing until June 2019!

The absolute babes at Ginger Fox have created a board game especially for us Love Island fans!!!  Eeeeeek – I am as excited as you are!

A board game based on the majority of the UK’s guilty pleasure; players must pair up with a friend, lover or their crush with the aim of being crowed the winning couple after completing a series of flirty, fun and fabulous challenges.

BUT, if you thought this board game was just about answering some typical Love Island questions, think again!!!  You’ll be up on your feet popping balloons with your body, performing dances, playing sexy charades or striking your raunchiest yoga poses – you will have heaps of fun, trust me!

And of course, no Love Island game would be complete without a couple’s quiz, so you can prove to the other players just how well you and the person you are coupled up with know each other.

Personally, I have had so much fun with the Love Island board game.  It creates such a fun atmosphere playing this sort of game with your friends and their partners.  Over the weekend, we played for round about 3 hours; the drinks gins were flowing, we had plenty of pizza and we were giggling non-stop. I can guarantee, you will have the best night in with your friends, playing the Love Island board game!

Why not experience a taste of the Islander life with this game of Love Island challenges for only £15 and you can purchase it here: www.gingerfox.co.uk/loveislandthegame

Age range: 18+.

Contents: Rules, challenge cards, chalkboard cards, chalk, ‘spin-the-bottle’ spinner.

I want to couple up with this person because they bring so much entertainment to my life, even when my favourite programme isn’t on my screen at 9pm, Sunday – Friday.  I can have a cheeky flirt and I always have so much fun whenever we spend time together.  So, the person I want to couple up with is…… GINGER FOX!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

As you guys know Kocostar is one of my favourite brands.. EVER and I have recently been introduced to Danielle Creations too!

I was sent a little goodie bag full of goodies from Kocostar and Danielle Creations and if I could buy these goodie bags as gifts, I would be laughing – as it would make the perfect gift!  It includes a girls life essentials, such as: face masks, eye patches, a makeup bag…

I’ve always been a total sucker for face masks and I really have found my favourite: “The Cherry Blossom Face Mask”.  I have been using this type of face mask for the past two weeks and my skin feels so hydrated, smooth and soft.  I really am overly impressed.  The packaging is literally the cutest packaging I’ve ever come across and the petals look real cute when they are applied!

@AmelieCharlizeX is my model for this one because she looks super pretty with the petals on her cute lil face!!!

“The Princess Eye Patch” is a lifesaver, for real!!!  I’ve been having some rather late nights recently and they help to reduce the puffiness under my eyes and make me feel more refreshed (and they definitely make me look a lot less tired!).

“Erase Your Face”.. I hadn’t heard of it before now either!  It is a magic makeup cloth.. you literally wet the cloth and wipe your face and all of your makeup has vanished: even that waterproof mascara that you have been struggling to get off all night!  Obviously, it’s the cutest colour too.. you know your gal loves pink!

Another face mask but this time it is called a “Restoring Face Sheet Mask” helps you to feel refreshed and smoothed skinned.  The mask includes 10 skin conditioning agents infused with collagen and even better; it even helps to reduce the signs of aging.  It contains many oils such as: lavender and lemon, these oils really help to boost your skin supplements and softness.

This is another one of my favs, the “Damsel in D-Stress” bag!  It includes every single one of your essential “glamping” items, although mine lives in my car: just in case of emergencies.  I mean the amount of times I have stayed at my boyfriends and realised I have forgotten one of my essentials, at least now I know I have it covered.  The lil D-Stress bag includes items such as: a mirror, a toothbrush and toothpaste, cotton buds, hair bands and hair grips, plasters, tweezers, tampons, nail polish remover wipe, makeup wipe, deodorant wipe… and even more!

And last but not least, the prettiest little makeup bag. I don’t need to explain the pros of this cute bag, but guess what, it’s pink and cute(!!), also, if your name is Danielle, you have your name engraved on the pretty pink makeup bag!

As you can tell, I am completely smitten by my box of goodies from Kocostar and Danielle Creations and I honestly couldn’t recommend the products more!  I would definitely love to see a goodie bag come together in order to make buying birthday presents a whole lot easier!

You should definitely treat yourself to some goodies at Kocostar and Danielle Creations!

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

I love experimenting with new products, so of course, when I was asked to review some hair care products, I could not turn it down!

I decided to try the “color safe” shampoo and conditioner as I have been highlighting my hair for a while (too long) now so it is quite dry, normally. I try not to wash it every night but sometimes I have no other option as it just feels horrendous!!! Mind you, as I write this.. my hair feels incredible and that’s all thanks to my “Shea Moisture” shampoo and conditioner!

I am actually allergic to a lot of shampoo and conditioners so have to be super careful what I choose to buy (hence why I was so excited to try something NEW – as I’ve stuck with my normal shampoo and conditioner for longer that I can remember). Thankfully, the Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner is absolutely perfect for my hair type and my sensitive little scalp!

I adore the smell of coconut so when I discovered the scent, I was rather pleased. Shea Moisture smells absolutely unbelievable (so good, that you sort of want to eat it! DISCLAIMER: don’t worry, I didn’t and wouldn’t eat it!) but it does smell incredible – better than any other shampoo and conditioner I have smelt before. I absolutely love it when I get those random whiffs of coconut from my hair throughout the day!

I am terrible at over using the conditioner, but I certainly do not over do the conditioner with these products – I have no need too – the smallest pump works wonders!

The bottles are literally the perfect size too – they are fairly small bottles and are super cute with a simple but classy packaging! The bottles are easy and small enough to take with you on your travels too!

If you are looking for a change in hair care products or just fancy trying something new for a while – I would definitely recommend purchasing these beauties! Shea Moisture is literally a life changer – I have never received so many compliments on how “lush” my hair looks and smells and of course, that’s just another reason to top up my bottles when I am running low!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

I had the best surprise when I received my Proxima1 Powerbank from Proxima1 a few weeks ago.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good Powerbank?

My Proxima1 Powerbank is now an essential in my handbag.  My phone is forever dying and with my busy schedule, I always need my mobile phone (in fairness, I think we all do these days, mobile phones are just an essential in themselves!)

The Proxima1 Powerbank I received is a very smart and classy looking Powerbank (portable charger).  I am used to carrying round a little pink one which is fairly “childish” for a 21 year old!!!

You can purchase a Proxima1 Powerbank here (www.proxima1.co.uk) for just £9.99 (depending on the MAH) but how cheap is that?!

Proxima1 are the home of digital accessories, home automation, entertainment and ground breaking technology.  They sell all of the new technology and I usually spot the new technology on their site before I see them anywhere else – so if you love keeping up to date with all the new things, it is definitely worth checking out their website!

Another one of my favourite products that I discovered on the Proxima1 Instagram page is the “Proxima1 WiFi Video Doorbell” – these are absolutely insane and SO worth having.  If you are clueless to what I am talking about, this is the reason WHY you need to check out the Proxima1 website.

A little more info:
The Proxima1 Wireless Doorbell is the ideal solution for answering the doorbell for anywhere in the world – with an internet connection, you can wirelessly view your doorbell and be alerted on your phone with a FaceTime call…. I think you get the idea but this product is absolutely crazy – it is definitely a good way to protect your home and will be an essential for every home in no time!  This door bell is currently on offer for £89.99 (was £129.99) so I would highly recommend checking this one out too!

You would be silly not to have a browse through their site to check out the latest technology – honestly, you will be surprised when you realise you are not as “up to date” with your technology as you originally thought!!!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x