Hashtag Amsterdam!


I’ve been on my holibobs to Amsterdam and went on the ferry FOR THE FIRST TIME…if you couldn’t tell by all the spam on my Instagram! #SorryNotSorry


The day before my parents and I went for the ferry, I had a bit of a pamper day – just chilling before the real fun began! My parents went to Paris last week and managed to get to the Sephora over there and bought me one of Sephora’s own brand face masks (along with an eye palette and mascara).


Let me tell you – this mask works wonders, especially if you have a big day ahead the next day. It didn’t even feel like I had a face mask on and it smelt really good – JUST LIKE PINEAPPLES!!!

The lovely Laura (aka Laurzrah) sent me a hairbrush from her communications consultancy to review. The brush is from the Hair Secretz collab with JoJo Siwa – I received the blue hairbrush, as you can see below, and I love it! I know this brush is aimed at a younger generation than myself but it’s a dream.

The brush is dual sided – one for detangling and the other for catching those nasty knots we always miss with the two different sized bristles. This product is available to buy from Amazon for £7.99 – it is brilliant as it takes up hardly any room in your bag so you can use it on the go too (and it’s really cheap!).


The ferry to Amsterdam was really fun actually, I was a bit nervous leading up to boarding as I’d never been on a ferry before – but as you can see from this photo, I was more excited than nervous when I got to the port! Ha! (Featuring a cute photo of Dad and me!)

The ferry was like the Tardis, it was massive inside! I think there were twelve decks in total, our room was on the eighth deck and the Sky Bar was on the 12th – so an easy walk up a few stairs for drinks!

The one thing I was worried about the most was sleeping while at sea – because even though technology and machinery have advanced, I still thought it might be another titanic event, you can’t blame me for worrying though! However, it was a ‘smooth crossing’ according to the Captain, either way – I slept like a baby!

The next day we started the morning with a ‘posh breakfast’ according to the lady on the help desk! Since we were staying in one of the bigger rooms, my parents and I got our breakfast included in our package, so naturally, I ate my body weight in pastries.

The ferry then docked into port and we hopped on a coach to Amsterdam! What a beautiful city…well known for its cheese making, but what did Niamh buy? Oh yes, EXERCISE BOOKS AND A CALENDAR. (The parents bought cheese so I guess that makes up for me being a weirdo…)


I was absolutely pooped after walking around for five hours straight (I did 13,615 steps!), I was nearly falling asleep on the coach back. I wish we had more time to explore more of the city but we had to back for the coach at a certain time – I didn’t fancy being stranded in the middle of a foreign city I had only visited once! HAHAHA!

That evening we had a cabin picnic with some of the Dutch delicacies we had bought from our day trip – while watching England absolutely SMASH the penalty shoot-out – YES LADS!


(I’m trying to find nice photos of myself to post on here but they all include me drinking and I don’t want you all to think I’m alcoholic, hahaha, oops!)

On the way back home, I went to the Sea Shop a couple of decks below our room and managed to find the BEST thing ever and it really sums me up in a photo.



I’m so happy, I love it so much, but I also don’t want to open them because they are so cute. If anyone has any ideas about how I could use the little jars, please let me know in the comments of this blog or tweet me!



Thank you so much for reading – let me know what you thought about this blog in the comments or email me: indigovioletblogs@gmail.com!

See you soon!

Lots of love,




  1. July 9, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I love this post! The photography is great and your trip seems amazing.

    • indigovioletdiaries
      July 9, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much! The photos from the ferry are taken by my parents so they get the credit for those! Ha! X

  2. July 9, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Ahh this sounds like a dream♥️ thank you for sharing!

    • indigovioletdiaries
      July 9, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      I loved it! Can’t wait to go back! X

    • indigovioletdiaries
      July 26, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      I loved it! X

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