I can’t wait… my favourite season is just around the corner… not Spring, not Summer but Festival Season(!) and Boohoo have sent me this fabulous outfit from their Festival Collection!

I am forever trying items together to create a cute festival look and I normally go for something simple and then just add tons and tons of glitter, so Boohoo made it super easy for me with this awesome combination!  But, as we all know (and have learnt over the years), as well as looking cute, you also need to be comfortable!

This week my perfect combination of Pink and Denim came together.  I chose the Clara Pink Cropped Contrast Stitch Denim Jacket (which was always sold out in my size every time I checked online), the matching Helen Contrast Stitch Denim Mini Skirt and the Amelia Pastel Crop Top.

As easy as I have made it sound, it was most definitely not that easy to choose… I was torn between about 6 different outfits, but pink denim is most definitely me and I guess, where I had my eyes set on this look for SO long… the pink denim look was always going to be the winner!!!

For the price of the items, I hadn’t expected the quality to be as amazing as it is, so you definitely can’t go wrong!  You can certainly put an entire outfit together for under £30 and I can assure you, the quality will be amazing!!!

If you are heading to any festivals over the Summer, make sure you check out the Boohoo Festival Collection here: www.boohoo.com/womens/festival.  I can assure you, you will find everything to fit your festival needs and I cannot wait to see your Boohoo Festival Looks!

♡ Big thanks to Boohoo and Nicky (my hairdresser) ♡

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

 
I was extremely privileged to receive an invitation to visit the Trendy Hub HQ to be given the opportunity to view the NEW Summer collection before it goes live!
As you will probably remember, I went to the Trendy Hub launch (which still happens to be the BEST event I’ve ever been too!) so I have a continued relationship with the absolute babes at Trendy Hub but this invitation was overwhelming…
When I arrived at Trendy Hub HQ with my Australian cousin (who isn’t a blogger and had never been to a blogging event before), we bumped into about 6 bloggers who also received an invitation to view the new collection. This made me feel even more overwhelmed to have received an invitation as it was a very intimate event!
We checked out the new collections, tried on some bits, had some drinks and nibbles, gave each other outfit opinions and listened to a bit of Drake! It was honestly so eye-opening as we could see the “behind the scenes”, the things you don’t see on Instagram and the Trendy Hub website. Everyone was working hard.. whilst we were sipping on champagne!
I was so excited to be taking my cousin to an event as I had been going on and on about what happens at events, why I attend events, etc.. so this gave her the chance to see what it’s all about for herself! She really enjoyed herself and said the Trendy Hub team made her feel very welcome. Honestly, they are the nicest team ever.. I absolutely love them!
(My Aussie cousin trying on her fav item from the new collection!)
Whilst I was checking out the clothes on the rails, I was asked numerous times what my fav part pieces were and to this day now, I still couldn’t tell you: literally EVERY item made my eyes light up.. and the collection has most definitely made me excited for Summer!
I tried on two items which you may have seen on my Instagram, I created a poll to see what you guys liked best.. this was the result…
…it was extremely close as you can see… but I still haven’t told Instagram which outfit I took home just yet… so you’ll need to follow my Instagram (@RobynneLouiseX) to find out which outfit I took home!
But we had such an amazing time with the Trendy Hub team and the other bloggers. The Summer collection is something else.. seriously!!! You guys are going to fall in love (and I will probably fall in love all over again when I see the full collection online!).
So, make sure you check out the collection here: www.trendyhub.co.uk!
Big thanks to the Trendy Hub team for another amazing event and of course, for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this incredible journey!

Lots of love,

Robynne Louise x

In February 2018, I travelled to Amsterdam for a long weekend.  Of course, I had heard lots of good things from my friends and family visiting Amsterdam but I was still unsure whether this city was going to be my ‘thing’.  I realised that Amsterdam was most definitely my ‘thing’ when I looked into changing our flights home and booking another nights stay!  I had the best time away and I am already planning our next trip back!

I was lucky enough to stay in a really beautiful hotel, the Westcord Fashion Hotel.  I stayed just outside of the busy city centre and it was absolutely perfect for me.  The staff at the hotel were all really sweet and attentive and as soon as I arrived, I just knew that I was going to enjoy my stay!  Obviously, the hotel name appealed to me as I adore Fashion, so I couldn’t wait to see the hotel for myself and it is safe to say, google images do not do it justice!

(Just me looking like a cool kid showing off the cutest hotel everrrrrr!)

The hotel staff were so helpful when it came to sticking with some sort of budget that I tried to put in place – I queried the best way to get into the city centre and they told us the tram was the best option for me, which they then proceeded to provide us with the option for a tram pass for just 25 euros per person (this price was for my travel on the trams from the beginning to the end of my trip – completely unlimited but for a certain amount of travelling hours) – this worked out so much cheaper than taxis and ubers!

On arrival, I kindly received two spa vouchers – this meant that I was able to use the pool and sauna during my stay.  This was a lovely touch that I did not expect at all!

When I entered my room, I found a lovely note from the Westcord Fashion Hotel, along with two bottles of water and two colourful macaroons which was really cute!  My room was really beautiful too – so beautiful that I could have happily visited Amsterdam and stayed in the hotel the whole time!  I stayed in a very modern looking room which was huge.

As I suffer with my back, it is good to mention that the beds were extremely comfortable too.  I have already recommended the Westcord Fashion Hotel to a number of friends, family and even strangers.  It is safe to say, the hotel is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in and you should definitely consider staying there if you are thinking about visiting Amsterdam!

I didn’t have any issues at the hotel at all, so we didn’t need to contact them for anything in particular but I know that if I did have any problems or issues, they would have been there straight away to offer a helping hand and an outstanding service – they were all very relaxed and welcoming, which of course, makes the whole hotel experience that much better.

Anyway, I normally prefer my beach holidays, so to be doing the whole “tourist” thing was quite new to me but I really enjoyed it!  I felt like Dora the Explorer walking around with my google maps for the first few hours but as soon as I found my bearings, I could get from A to B with no issues at all!  It was really lovely to explore and experience Amsterdam!

I am what they call a “happy snapper“, I love a picture or 4328573(!), so thankfully, I managed to capture lots of images, of both me and the scenery!

Day 1

On the first day, I visited a number of places but first of all I stopped off for a Mccy D’s burger!!!  Then we headed to “Body Worlds” – this was really interesting and so weird to see actual bodies and body parts in the museum.  No one ever believes me when I explain that they are all real people who had chosen to be added to the museum after they passed away – I had to ask the lady on reception to confirm this anyway (it’s not like I usually joke about things like this mind you?! Lol!) but I would definitely recommend that you visit the museum – it is well worth it.

Then I headed to the S*x Museum, I found this really boring and I am glad it was only 5 euros per person to enter as it was definitely not worth any more than that – it is one of the busiest tourist hotspots but personally, I wouldn’t recommend it!

Then, I headed to the canal to take some pictures for Instagram.. I got some lovely shots of the scenery and enjoyed just watching the boats pass by.  The Bulldog Cafe was just beside the canal so I had to go and check out this tourist hotspot, especially as I was told the milkshakes were to die for, but I beg to differ… they were nice but not the best I have ever had!

I wasn’t sure what I fancied for dinner that night so I went for something fairly small at a cute restaurant and that concluded my first day, I then headed back to make the most of our gorgeous hotel – I wanted to get an early night in order to make the most of our few days in Amsterdam.

Day 2

I started off by stopping off for breakfast in the city, I had a full English breakfast which was okay but not as good as my mum’s!!  I actually can’t remember the name of the restaurant (so it wasn’t worth recommending clearly!).

I then made my way to the canal to have another one of our daily photoshoots (I mean, you need to have an OOTD shoot in front of the canal on a daily basis, right?!).

I then had a walk around for a while and then decided to catch a canal ride – this was honestly one of my highlights of the trip and definitely something you need to do while you are visiting Amsterdam – it was super quiet on our boat so it was pretty relaxing and very interesting and yup, you guessed it… I had yet another photoshoot on the boat (lol)!!!  On my boat trip we passed Anne Frank’s house which is something we did really want to visit, unfortunately, I didn’t realise you have to book months and months in advance and you can now only book online (top tip – make sure you BOOK online, if you are planning on visiting Anne Frank’s house anytime soon!).  The canal ride lasted around an hour, so I saw lots of places I hadn’t seen before.  I think I would generally go back to Amsterdam just to do another canal ride!!!

I had seen on Instagram previously a café called “Bulls and Dogs” which I had been dying to visit from the moment I stepped off the plane!  This was certainly another highlight of the trip… the milkshakes didn’t only look absolutely incredible, they tasted even better – it was like heaven in a glass, honestly, that is the best way to describe it!  If you follow me on Instagram, I am sure you would have seen me post the boomerang on my story… I actually walked an hour to find the café but it was well worth it – I basically worked off the calories I gained in milkshakes!!!  This is a MUST visit if you are in Amsterdam – it is only a 10 minute tram journey from the city centre too (which I discovered when I headed back to the centre) so I suggest you tram it rather than walk it, like I did!!!

Another Blogger hotspot I had seen on Instagram was the “Wake Me Up When I’m Famous” wall… I was actually pretty disappointed with this, as I did expect much more than just a bench in front of a wall with the quote – I am still of course, glad I saw it and had some pictures for the gram in front of it!  I saw it in the dark unfortunately, so there were lots of drunk people around and two drunk people who would not leave the bench in order for me to have my pictures at first – but if you do visit this in the dark, make sure you stay safe around those areas at night as they aren’t very well lit!

I then visited CAU to try their steak – I had so many recommendations for this steak restaurant but I must say it is a little overrated, don’t get me wrong, it was lovely but the portions were tiny for the amount I paid!  I do love my steak too.

I wandered around the Red Light District after the  meal, which was erm… interesting to say the least and again, headed back to the hotel fairly early.  When I got back to the hotel, I wandered around to see what I could find and of course, out came the video camera (yup, you heard it here first… I have a vlog to upload but as I previously mentioned in my blog post on my brunch, I am still having trouble with my laptop – so at the moment, I am totally unsure when this will be up!) but I got to wander the hotel for a while which was pretty enjoyable!

Day 3

On my final day I woke up really down in the dumps about leaving… I was so upset that as I mentioned previously, I decided to look into how much it would cost me to stay for an extra day and night!!!

I had the morning to wander the beautiful streets of Amsterdam and as they say, time flies when you’re having fun and it certainly flew by!

I had breakfast in the hotel on our final morning and it was delicious.  I love a buffet breakfast and a cup of English tea (my morning essential), which I had with my breakfast and I filled my stomach ready for the day ahead.

I was really indecisive about what I wanted to do and see on my final morning.  I like to be organised and make timetables/schedules to enable me enough time to see and do everything I originally planned but I had already decided at breakfast that I would definitely be coming back, either later this year or early next year, so I decided to hold a few of my ideas back so we have a few things to do on my return.

I have visited Madame Tussauds in London before, when I was younger and it wasn’t something we had planned to do but my sister and I used to be the biggest Ariana Grande fans and I remembered that Ariana had her own waxwork model in the Amsterdam venue (and I believe this is still the only Madame Tussauds you can find her waxwork) so I decided to tour the Amsterdam museum on the hunt for Ariana Grande, in particular.  But of course, I had photos with all the waxwork models!

  

Then I headed back to the canal, of course, I took my final pictures and headed back to the hotel to checkout :(!!!

I can honestly say, I enjoyed seeing Amsterdam a lot more than I ever imagined, I am already so excited to go back (even though nothing is booked just yet!!!).  It was so lovely to get away, I had a social media break and just a break from reality which was thoroughly needed.  I rarely looked at my phone the whole time I was away!!!

I’d just like to say a huge thanks to the Westcord Fashion Hotel who made our trip that extra bit special for us!

To book to stay at the Westcord Fashion Hotel, check out their website: www.westcordhotels.com/hotel/fashion-hotel-amsterdam and if you read my blog post before you happen to book, I would be unbelievably grateful if you could drop in, that you read my blog post and my recommendation too – thanks in advance!

And, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/RobsGigiandAmi) to ensure you get a notification as soon as my Amsterdam Vlog is live!

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