Nicola Lavin | Travel Blogger (@all_about_rosalilla) — Finding my feet after 18 years chronic illness to go see the world!
Coffee Addict ☕
Lyme Warrior 💚
Galway Girl 🇮🇪
🌿INSTAGRAM FOR SUCCESS 💕⬇️
Coffee Addict ☕
Lyme Warrior 💚
Galway Girl 🇮🇪
🌿INSTAGRAM FOR SUCCESS 💕⬇️
You guys know me by now. I’m not here to bullshit you. I’m here to tell you honestly about things that I myself have personally tested and give you my honest opinion about it. I’m not going to tell you something is amazing just because I might get an affiliate payment. Firstly I choose brands to work with that fit me and that I trust and second if something sucks I’m going to tell you about it and screw the affiliate. That’s not what motivates me ⠀⠀ In fact the link I had been giving out for both the Free Instagram training and Instagram for success course was the wrong one the whole time. But that really doesn’t bother me. I’m more than happy to sing the praises of a girl @heleneinbetween whose training changed my life ⠀⠀ I had somehow mustered up a following of about 3k (probably by talking too much) before taking the course linked in my bio #instagramforsuccess With Helene’s teaching methods, within 3 months I had grown to over 10k but more than that. I learned how to monetize my Instagram and reach out to brands and collaborate with them. I have had companies pay me to visit Estonia, New York , England, Turkey and more. I learned how to take and edit photographs in my style and have received sample products from companies that I could only envy online before. .⠀⠀ I gained a confidence in myself and found a wonderful community of Helene’s past students who all sing her praises. This girl is honest with a capital H, when she discovered I was using the wrong link (totally my fault) she told me that she would fix it and that she wouldn’t sleep at night unless she got it figured out. My motivation in promoting this course has always been to help you guys out and give your instagram the boost it needs to succeed. They say that like attracts like and Helene is a tell it like it is kind of girl who keeps it real and this is why I love and trust her and why , at a time when I was sick and had zero income, I decided to invest in myself and her course. I made back the $227 investment and then some!! ⠀⠀ So trust me. If you don’t want to spend hours working on Instagram and instead want Instagram to work for you click my link in bio ⬆️ 2 days left!!!
Hey @mister_lavin will you be my Valentine? ❤️ ⠀⠀ P.S It’s Valentine’s Day bring home flowers ⠀⠀ If you want to read about how we spent our first ever Valentine’s Day just 3 months after meeting each other.....(awkward!) click the link in bio⬆️ Happy Valentine’s Day peeps 💕
If you are looking for dreamy pastel buildings then Warsaw is your place. If you are looking for doughnut’s galore or a cheap pint then Warsaw is also the place....€3 for a pint is pretty hard to beat. You will pay almost double that here in Ireland. Things to avoid...Polish vodka! At 70% alcohol only consume if you like gasping for air feeling like your lungs are on fire 😂 Can you tell it’s hump day, I’m feeling the Valentines day buzz and dying for a drink ⠀⠀ Where’s the cheapest place you’ve ever bought a pint? 📸@mister_lavin
Like a peacock, your beauty is multiplied when you spread your wings and show the world your stuff. Don’t be afraid to be who you are ⠀⠀ Did you know that each peacock feather is flawed in some way. Each one is imperfect but collectively they create something magical. Your flaws are not what brings you down. Your flaws are exactly what makes you unique and perfect ⠀⠀ I have to admit that I’ve been struggling with something on here. I know that Instagram is more than just pretty pictures and to be really influential on here and stand out from the crowd you have to add value for your followers each and every day ⠀⠀ I’ve been struggling with what my value is so I’m hoping you guys can help me out. Do you follow me for travel inspiration and tips or do you follow me because of my journey with chronic illness and the inspiration that I can give to others struggling. Do my captions make you think or laugh? Or maybe something else. I want to make sure that I am bringing value to you every day otherwise you will all be doing an Ariana “Thank you, next” ⠀⠀ So please don’t hold back and let me know what value you get from my daily posts....apart from pretty peacock pictures #allaboutrosalilla . . 📸taken with my @olympus_pengeneration@olympusuk I just love how the peacock almost looks like he has two heads. Love the shadow!
If I had to describe myself as a city it would be Warsaw....because Warsaw is a survivor ⠀⠀ During World War II in retaliation for the Warsaw uprising, Hitler ordered for Warsaw to be destroyed. Most of the city was bombed including these gorgeous buildings in the old town and all that was left was rubble ⠀⠀ But Warsaw said screw that and rebuilt it’s old town in an exact replica of how it used to be. There is a resilience and determination in this city that I see in my own battle against Lyme disease. We may not be the exact same as before, and we both carry our battle scars but we are both determined not to let it take who we are ⠀⠀ So here’s to once again standing strong and defiant. If you had to pick a city that describes you what would it be? #infusiofrankfurtgermany#stemcelltherapy
Forget yesterday, It has already forgotten you. Don’t worry about tomorrow, You haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes, and your heart to a truly precious gift; TODAY! ⠀⠀ Are you guilty of living in the past or the future or do you live in the moment? ⠀⠀ P.s can’t wait to show you pretty Warsaw....shoot is that me living in the future? Ah man I suck at this 😂 . . Caption inspo from @axelandash who constantly remind me to pause and live in the moment
Today was a 10 out of 10 day. I got to spend the morning in bed reading #ohmygodwhatacompleteaisling Ireland won in the Rugby #sixnations@mister_lavin is cooking me a delicious and slimming world friendly dinner and I’m currently sat with a very tasty Gin & Tonic in hand ⠀⠀ How would you rate your day out of 10?
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory ⠀⠀ In @heleneinbetween latest training video she breaks down exactly how to make money on Instagram. This is her FREE training course but to be fully transparent I ended up paying for her full course because I trusted her teaching methods and it really helped me grow and earn money on Instagram. Link to signup is in my bio ⠀⠀ I also have to admit that I had a huge crush on Harrison Ford aka Indiana Jones....like HUGE. Still do. Sorry @mister_lavin 😂 ⠀⠀ Who was your celebrity crush? #allaboutrosalilla
I’m so sorry that we only had a 14 hour layover in Istanbul on our way to Cappadocia this summer ⠀⠀ We only had a few hours to explore so we literally ran to the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. We got there just before sunset and unfortunately missed out on going inside because there was no time. But we were able to soak in the magic of these beautiful buildings at sunset ⠀⠀ Istanbul is a city that deserves to be explored. As I said we were only there for a few hours but despite being warned that it was a very rough place we found the complete opposite. The people were warm and friendly and in fact when we accidentally dropped a large sum of money on the street people chased us to give it back! I can’t see that happening in Ireland ⠀⠀ I travel to dispel the stereotypes humans put on different cultures. I want to experience these cultures for myself and make up my own mind. If you were to believe the stereotypes about the Irish we are all stuck in the past, hunting for gold at the end of the rainbow and wandering around drunk...I can tell you now, not true ⠀⠀ What stereotypes would you like to dispel about your nationality, culture or religion? #allaboutrosalilla
Today I wanted to share some things that you might not know about me ⠀⠀ 1. I once asked a hairdresser to dye my hair the colour of the sunset! Most people were going to the hairdresser with pictures of Jennifer Aniston and I went with a picture of the sunset 🤣 I have red hair naturally, I just wanted it to be more sunsety ⠀⠀ 2. I sucked my thumb up until the age of 34! Let’s let that one sink in for a while. I sucked my frickin thumb until I was 34 ⠀⠀ 3. I talked so much about wanting to live in Mexico as a teenager that when I went to New York for a summer I came home and my bedroom had been completely decorated fiesta style....with a bottle of tequila and a ceramic tequila worm in the corner and everything! I was so touched I cried 🤣 it is still that way today. My sister got a Chinese theme. My parents are just the best ⠀⠀ Do you care to share any fun facts about you? The most important thing to me on Instagram is getting to know you all a bit more #allaboutrosalilla
So lads! I completely forgot to tell you how the ballet went ⠀⠀ It was quite possibly the best date I’ve had in my life so major brownie points @mister_lavin I’ve always wanted to get dressed up and go to a ballet and I’m not going to lie I did feel rather fancy. Thank you for all the lovely comments about my dress ⠀⠀ If you think ballet is a load of men prancing about in tights you couldn’t be more wrong. The strength and agility needed is just breathtaking and it is more than just dancing it is a complete performance ⠀⠀ We went to see Dama Kameliowa or The Lady of the Camellias. It is a story about a French courtesan, Marguerite, with all of life’s riches seemingly at her feet, except she is ill with consumption. She falls in love with a simple country boy, Armand, but her family does not approve and she is forced to stay away from him. Up until Marguerite's death, Armand believes that she left him for another man. Marguerite's death is described as an unending agony, during which Marguerite, abandoned by everyone, regrets what might have been ⠀⠀ Needless to say the raw emotion in the dancing had me on the edge of my seat!! I loved it so much. Next on my list is to see The Nutcracker performed live ⠀⠀ Have you ever seen a ballet? If so what did you think? If not what is your impression of it #allaboutrosalilla . . Also please please please don’t miss out on @heleneinbetween free instagram course. I’m a past student of Helene and was surprised but delighted to be featured as one of her success stories. Helene teaches you the strategy needed to grow your instagram and I’m proof of this. Sign up for the free training link in bio
Don’t be the person that just stands outside a door waiting for it to open ⠀⠀ Be the person that knocks on those doors to give yourself the best chance to succeed. Ever wonder where the saying opportunity knocks comes from? ⠀⠀ In my blog link in bio I’m opening the door for you to succeed on Instagram with a direct link to the wonderful @heleneinbetween FREE instagram course. There are only a few slots left so don’t forget to sign up ⬆️ #allaboutrosalilla 📸@backpackerswanderlust
So a first for me tonight. I’m going to a ballet for the very first time! @mister_lavin kindly got me tickets to Dama Kameliowa in the grand theatre in Warsaw and I couldn’t be more excited. We might be missing Ireland hammer England in the #sixnations tonight but I’m like a giddy kid at the thoughts of seeing a ballet for the first time ⠀⠀ Last year was a year of firsts for me. I saw my first ever hot air balloon in Cappadocia. I plan on making this year another year of firsts after losing out so much time to Lyme disease ⠀⠀ Have you done anything for the first time recently? #allaboutrosalilla
Is it just me or does anyone else get the FEAR at the luggage carousel at the airport? ⠀⠀ My eyes dart everywhere making sure that no one has robbed my suitcase. I pick up and put back so many suitcases that resemble mine because I can never fully remember what mine looks like or what piece of ribbon I put on it to make it stand out 🤣 ⠀⠀ Poor @mister_lavin has to listen to me say is this it!!! a million times over and why is it that no matter where I travel, no matter how many times I travel mine is always the last suitcase to appear and I’ve convinced myself that that’s it, they’ve lost it and I will have to live in Mr. Lavin’s boxers for the week ⠀⠀ That is why I was so happy to work with @amtourister and this vibrant yellow suitcase. There is no missing this baby on the carousel. If it’s good enough for Ronaldo it’s good enough for me. They currently have 40% off this range so I’m linking it in my stories for those who want to get their hands on a colourful suitcase and lose the luggage carousel FEAR #ad#americantourister#allaboutrosalilla . . Also Hi from foggy Warsaw 📸@mister_lavin
If there is one thing I keep getting asked time after time again it’s how I managed to grow my instagram to where I have. The most important thing to me on here is to achieve real, authentic and organic engagement ⠀⠀ I’m spilling the beans in my link in bio and also directing you to the FREE Instagram course that got me started. I hope you find it as helpful as I did #allaboutrosalilla