Coconut Lane – Coconut Queen Ambassador

When the lovely people at Coconut Lane asked me to join their ambassador programme I nearly jumped out the bed! When I got the email through I was having cuddles with a sleepy baby girl so was lucky not to wake her up! Being an ambassador for Coconut Lane means I have become a Coconut Queen – how great is that? On a slightly different subject is that I love anything coconut smelling or tasting and that made me sit up and take notice to the name of the brand – Coconut Lane. I just love the name!
Wall Art - Coconut Lane
Image courtesy of Coconut Lane

Who are Coconut Lane?

Coconut Lane launched in 2015 and brings you the ultimate in chic homeware, stationery and fashion accessories – bringing you class, sass and a bit of Mean Girls bad-ass along the way. With pop culture and social media at the heart of their brand. 
They have merged modern day fun into classy products that you’ll love. Their products are created for the dreamers of the world -like me! and for those who dare to believe and then make it happen.  The products that they sell, aim to inspire and motivate, turning dreams into a reality.
blogger collection - Coconut Lane
Image courtesy of Coconut Lane


How will me being a Coconut Queen help you?

  • I will host regular giveaways in collaboration with Coconut Lane – Who doesn’t love to win stuff!
  • I will write up reviews on some of their lovely products showing you what you can buy for yourself and how they will bring inspiration and happiness to yourself and home.
  • Best part of all! – I can offer you a fantastic 20% discount off all Coconut Lane products when you reach the checkout with my special unique code rachelbustin20
Unique Discount code for Coconut Lane

Why not pop over to Coconut Lane and have a browse of all their wonderful things, from notebooks and phonecases to wall art and cushions. Something for everyone!
Don’t forget to your your discount code!



* I am a part of the Coocnut Lane Affiliate scheme so if you use my unique code I receive a little bit back which helps to run my blog – Thanks if you do xx

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You can find the Stigu Planner at SticktoStigu and follow them on Twitter
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Disclosure: I was  given this planner to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am a part of the Amazon Affiliates scheme so if you click the link and order, I will receive a little back, at no extra cost to you. Thanks if you do. x