I have always been a lover of a Sienna X spray tan, so I was over the moon when I discovered they now have a Sienna X mousse that I am able to use at home!

I was recently gifted the cutest Sienna X gift set (which is a perfect gift for any Sienna lovers, just in time for Christmas!).  I can honestly say, it was one of the cutest gift sets I have ever received.

My gift set included, a Self-tan Tinted Mousse, a Secret Tan Primer, a Radiance Body Balm, a Luxury Tanning Mitt and a few chocolates (cute!).

Lets talk firstly about the tanning mitt, wow, I was amazed.  The Sienna X Tanning Mitt is a very soft and very different mitt (it is completely different to any I have ever used before).  The tanning mitt achieves a flawless and even finish.  It is ideal for use on the face and body and the best part about it, is the fact it is reusable(!!!).  The washable mitt features a super soft velvet surface for effortless application of tanning solution.  The dual-sided mitt protects skin from staining, whilst allowing you to create streak-free, natural-looking results every time.

As I previously mentioned, Sienna X has always been my go to whenever I have a spray tan and I always get a streak-free, brown but natural looking tan.  The Sienna X Mousse has certainly lived up to my expectations and I could not expect any less.  Streak-free with a gorgeous and natural looking tan.  It is quick and easy to apply, which means my tanning nights will be a lot more frequent than just my Thursday night tan session!

I am currently obsessed with my primers and I was completely blown away to discover my fav tan products now have a primer!  The Sienna X Secret Tan Primer is great for that professional touch, this enables you to create a flawless tan, in the comfort of your own home.  The silky lotion absorbs quickly into the skin to prepare you for your Sienna X Mousse application.  This product is fragrance and paraben free.

The Sienna X Radiance Body Balm actually acts as a nourishing moisturiser that helps maintain and improve the appearance of a fake tan.  The Radiance Body Balm is formulated with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and added Vitamin E and, if you are worried about ageing, it actually helps to prevent premature ageing (bonus!).  This cream is designed for use in both the morning and evening, giving a smooth feel and beautiful sheen.  The balm also contains small gold flecks to add extra shimmer and it is completely paraben and cruelty free!

I am sure, if you have had a spray tan before you would have heard of Sienna X but seriously, these tanning products are a godsend!  You can shop all of your Sienna X needs here: www.sienna-x.co.uk.  I hope you enjoy tanning with Sienna X just as much as I do!!  Happy Tanning!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

I absolutely love Christmas and I get so excited knowing I am on the hunt for gifts as I love to spoil those close to me!  My favourite gifts have always been more personal and personalised gifts: I am a total sucker for these sort of gifts.  I prefer buying others more personalised gifts because I know, whatever the item, if it is more personal, the person you are buying for will never forget who bought it for them and I think this always means more to someone than just a regular present.  I am the type of person who would much rather a personalised frame with memories of my life than an £800 YSL bag!

When I was asked to review a Prestige Gifting Hamper, I was so excited as I find hampers can be very personal gifts: especially the Prestige Gifting Hampers!  I actually received one a few years ago from my work and still to this day, I believe it was one of the best presents I have ever received!  I love how you can tailor them to suit a specific person, whether it is the fact they like cheese and wine or chocolate and biscuits, you are able to purchase one to suit every persons needs.

In my hamper from Prestige Gifting, I received the following:-

Irish Cream Fudge, Organic All Butter Oat & Raisin Cookie, Natural Crackers, Rosehip Crisp Fine English Biscuits, Orange and Cranberry Mini Biscuits, Hazelnuts & Agen Plum Toast, Chocolate Infused Lavender and Fresh Raspberry Creams.

I must be honest, I haven’t tried all of the above items as I really wanted to save some for Christmas Day to share with my family but for the items I have tried, they are absolutely delicious: especially the fudge!   As you can imagine, I was so pleased with the items in my hamper (as the items inside were all a total surprise).

I have since had a scroll through the Prestige Gifting website and found some really cute Christmas hampers that would make the most amazing gift for your loved ones and it is only £29.99 (see image below): www.prestigeflowers.co.uk/hampers/santas-sack 

(How cute?!)

I would definitely recommend checking out Prestige Gifting’s website (www.prestigeflowers.co.uk) as there are so many hampers to choose from and I am 100% sure that you will find hampers perfect for your Mums, Nans, Sisters, Aunties, Cousins etc!  Everyone loves a hamper – especially when the hamper is a reasonable price!

Happy Hamper Shopping my lovelies! 

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

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