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I feel like I've been waiting about six years for the new Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops to be released. It was a few months ago now since I first spied them on Barry M's Instagram page and knew that I had to get my hands on them thanks to my obsession with highlighters (the make up variety not the Stabilo variety, however, I can always appreciate a good highlighter, my Mum got me some scented ones for college - I know I'd be jealous too) 

Anyways, the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops have finally been released this week whoo, and I was so excited to receive all five shades earlier this week, so I've been testing them out to let you guys know if they're worth the hype. 

So as you've probably guessed the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops are liquid highlighters, there's five shades like I mentioned above and they retail at £6.99 each. They were released into Superdrug yesterday, and will be in Boots next week. They're also on the Barry M website and ASOS so there's a few places to get them, but I'd be quick as I imagine these are going to sell out fast.

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Let's start with the five shades, then we'll get onto the juicy stuff; there should hopefully be a shade for everyone with these shades as they are quite varied, we'll start with my favourite from the range; Liquid Fortune; a bronzey shade, then we have Beam Me Up : a very pretty light gold, Moon Potion: a pearly highlight with a blue shimmer undertone, Precious Pearl: a pearly highlight with a pink shimmer undertone, then At First Light; which is marketed as a rose gold but is more of a cool toned light pink. 

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L-R : Precious Pearl, At First Light & Moon Potion

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Beam Me Up & Liquid Fortune


So there should be a shade for everyone, I think that Precious Pearl and Moon Potion are perfect for pale skin tones, I will be giving these to my sister to try and see how she gets on. 

But for now, let's talk application. 

So you could apply these highlighters in a couple of different ways, first of all, on top of your makeup then applied to your cheekbones, brow bone, etc... or you could mix it in with foundation to make it more glowy, or under as a primer to add a glow to your skin. You could also use them on your body such as on your collarbones or decolletage if you're fancy, on your legs, etc... the world is your oyster. 

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I found that applying these worked better when you'd just put on foundation, so they need to go on another cream/liquid base if that makes sense, I did try on top of powder set foundation and they just went cakey, so just a little word of warning there. 

I found that the easiest way to apply them was adding a couple of drops to my face with my fingers, then blending with a damp beauty blender/sponge which helped to blend them in naturally. I'd apply them and build up as Precious Pearl especially was a bit of a nightmare to blend in. Pop on a couple of drops, then add more if like me, you like a lot of highlighter. 

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(Ignore the state of my hair!)

These highlighters will give you more of a glow/sheen then a 'omg highlight on fleek' look if that makes sense? I found that Liquid Fortune gave me the most dramatic highlight, which is the shade I'm wearing in the pictures in this post. The others made me glowy/dewy, with a little bit of colour. I found that Beam Me Up and Liquid Fortune were the best for my skin tone, the others were a little pale. 

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So my overall thoughts? I think they're a good little product to have in your make up bag, they're £6.99 and work as well as the Iconic London Illuminating Drops that I have which are about £30ish, so there's a huge difference there. They're perfect for giving you a glow, and I'm excited to try them mixed in with my foundation. 

I feel like I applied too much yesterday when I was playing around with them, but I'll keep trying them out and will report back, however, for now I will go and stop waffling on about highlighter! 

Let me know if you've tried the Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops yet! 


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Let's chat about Instagram shall we? Today I thought I'd compile a list of '5 Ways To Help Grow Your Instagram' because if your Twitter timeline has been anything like mine recently, you will have noticed a constant barrage of annoyance at the photo sharing app. I love Instagram, and will admit that I spend way too much time on the app, I spend way too much time editing photos and thinking about my feed. But recently, I have found that Instagram has made me feel a little disheartened, and almost made me want to stop posting completely. As you guys know, I do have the tendency to be a little bit of a drama queen at times, so this is a slight over exaggeration, however the recent algorithm changes has made me feel a little bleh at times.

So for today's post, I thought I'd share some ways that I've found to help grow my instagram, as with the non chronological time line and business accounts, it can sometimes feel like you're posting to an empty audience and you feel like banging your head against a brick wall.

Hopefully these tips will help, and soon I'll be posting some ways that we can help one another as followers. As much as I hate to admit it, I doubt Instagram will change anytime soon and I've come to realise that maybe I need to try and work with the algorithm and instead of focusing on the likes/comments, it's more about me being happy with my posts and being content with that. I know that numbers are important, but we shouldn't let our follower count/the amount of likes affect our self worth. Ooh I can feel a blog post brewing about that too!

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For now though, let's get started with the 5 tips...

1. Keep Posting

First of all, no matter how disheartened you're getting with Instagram, keep posting. I know it's tempting to just stop posting, as that's what I did and this isn't great for when you're wanting to keep in people's time lines. I tend to find that posting at least once a day keeps my Instagram alive almost, and I find that posting twice a day (morning and evening) usually works for me. I try to not post too many times in one day, as I feel like it can get a little spammy and people will give up liking or commenting after about 2 pictures. Because I have the world's most boring life, I don't do stuff that is Instagram worthy every day, so I tend to take photos in bulk and then upload them. I use the app UNUM for planning my feed and it also has very handy analytics which leads me onto my next point...

2.  Post At The Best Times

I always notice a difference in engagement with my Instagam posts depending on the time I've uploaded them. I use the app UNUM and the analytics to see what time is the best to post, as it works out what posts got the most engagement and when. Everyone will be different, but for example, my best times are; Sunday's, Wednesday's and Friday's at 9pm. But think about when you're most likely to be online ; breakfast, commute, lunch, commute home, sitting in the evening, etc... try posting at different times to see what works, and you'll soon find when the best time is to post. I tend to stick to breakfast and evenings.

3. Use Hashtags and Tag Relevant Accounts

I used to be so stubborn when it came to hashtags because I used to just see them as spammy, however, using a couple of hashtags can help new people to find your photos and your account which could lead to more followers. I tend to add a couple of hashtags related to my content, and will use brand hash tags as then you're more likely to be found and featured on their pages (which is a really good way to grow your following!) I also tag relevant accounts to my pictures, so for example; locations, brands, accounts dedicated to a certain type of photos e.g flatlays. I tag these and then they will hopefully be picked up by like minded people also following these accounts, or you may get re posted by the account. Don't just tag any old person though, do your research and work out the right accounts. I might do a post with some suggestions if this would be helpful?

4. Find Out Your Most Popular Content

A little while ago, I went through my Instagram pics and worked out which ones got the most likes and engagement. From this, I could see what people were enjoying and then tried to post more of this. You're more likely to grow if you're constantly uploading pictures that are doing well. I find that outfit pictures, flatlays, home decor and Disney pictures always do really well on my account! I also find it good to think of what your ideal Instagram account would post, and then hopefully like minded people will find you and follow :)

5. Content Is King 

Okay so I hate that saying, it sounds like the kind of thing someone would say who works in an office trying to keep down with the kids. But regardless, it's true. If you're posting good quality photos, which you love and are passionate about, then your Instagram will grow. I think the most important thing is to be proud of what you are posting, and that you enjoy taking those photos. I really like my Instagram at the moment, and I've found that I'm not as bothered when a photo maybe doesn't do as well because I was really happy with it. Instagram is whatever you want it to be, but I tend to follow accounts because I love their photos and they have a bit of personality. Think about the kind of accounts that you follow, and why that is, then apply that to you.

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I do sometimes think that I take Instagram a little too seriously, but it is an important app for us bloggers. I am working on not getting down by numbers, and hopefully Instagram will hopefully work itself out soon enough.

I'd love to know if you have any tips for growing your Instagram?

P.S You can follow me on Instagram here...
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However basic it might sound, I have always wanted my own pair of the satin Victoria's Secret pink striped pyjamas. I was gutted when I visited NYC, to find they had no satin pairs left, and I've struggled to part with £70 when I've spotted them in UK stores. I mean yes they're beautiful, but £70 for pyjamas? As much as I wish I was, I'm not Blair Waldorf.

Anyways, if like me, you refuse to pay £70 for a pair of pyjamas, but still wish you had a pair of pink striped pyjamas in your collection, then listen up cause I've found a pair that are almost identical to the VS ones buttt and there's a big but, these are only £10. That's right, ten English pounds.

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Okay, so let me fill you in. I found these pink striped short satin pjs in Primark, yep that's right Primark. I have a feeling they're probably going to sell out pretty fast, I could only find a couple of pairs in the Manchester store, and I've seen none in my local store, but hopefully there's still some around, as you guys need these.

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They're really comfy, look amazing, and I can't get over how cheap they were. They make me feel like Kate Middleton/ Blair Waldorf, and I really am obsessed.

I just had to share them with you, as I know that you guys appreciate a good set of pyjamas as much as I do!

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So I hope you manage to track down a set for yourself, and let me know if you know of any other VS dupes anywhere. I also picked up a black nightshirt the other week from Primark too, which is very VS! Hey who needs Victoria's Secret when you have Primark eh?

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Anyways, today's post was just a quick little one to tell you about my recent fave Primark find. I'm gonna go now, speak soon! x
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It seems that as soon as September rolled in, the weather turned into Autumn. The nights started to draw in, in fact, I even put the heating on the other morning! I have to admit that, although I am a little sad to be saying goodbye to Summer, I am excited for Autumn and Winter, you guys know just how much I love Christmas, but not only that, I love the cosy evenings that Autumn and Winter bring.

With this change of weather, I no longer feel guilty about spending a Sunday afternoon watching Netflix rather than being outside. So with this in mind, I thought I'd share some of fave cosy watches to watch on TV when the weather is a bit dreary outside.

So grab your remote, arm yourself with a blanket and a hot chocolate and let's get stuck in!

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Gilmore Girls

This is the ultimate Autumn cosy watch for me, perhaps it's because I watched the whole 7 seasons last Autumn, so I now associate Gilmore Girls with the season, but there's a lot of episodes set in 'Fall' and Stars Hallow is the perfect cute town that screams Autumn. But not only is the setting very autumnal, but the actual show is perfect for cosy watching. It requires little thinking, the fact that it's over ten years old gives it a cosy feel, and you'll find yourself feeling like you're a Gilmore Girl yourself.  It's based around a mother and daughter and their lives in a small town. To me, Gilmore Girls is like a big old hug, or your favourite pair of pyjamas, comforting and cosy. (I realise I've said the word cosy about 27326 times already) I'm going to start Gilmore Girls again, but I want to finish Gossip Girl first, which you've guessed it, leads me to my next watch ...

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Gossip Girl

I've been re watching Gossip Girl over the past few weeks for probably what is the tenth time, but I have to say, I'm really enjoying re watching it this time. Each season is pretty much set over the time period of a year, and a lot of the time the episodes are set around Autumn and Winter in New York City which arguably is one of the best cities in the world. You don't need to think too much (well apart from when you're thinking of all the plot holes about who is actual gossip girl and how it makes no sense) but apart from that, very little brain activity is required. I like to watch and wish I was more like Blair Waldorf and swoon over Chuck Bass and Serena's wardrobe.

Chalet Girl

Talking of Chuck Bass aka Ed Westwick, let's move onto Chalet Girl. The perfect film to watch on a cold day under a duvet on the sofa. I love watching this at Christmas time. It's a story about a chalet girl who finds a new love for two things; 1. snowboarding, and 2. a fit engaged guy who's family owns the chalet where she works. It will make you want to A: become a snowboarder and B: marry Ed Westwick -so just a little warning there.

Mean Girls

When I was thinking of cosy watches, Mean Girls popped into my head, and I'm not sure why, maybe it's because it's set mainly in Autumn/Winter time ( we all know about the Halloween scene) or maybe it's because it's my fave film so it makes me feel cosy watching it? Who knows. But I'm going to watch it soon, as it's a little Autumn/Halloweeny and well Mean Girls Day is coming up soon (October 3rd) so what a perfect time to watch!

Love Rosie,

This is my ultimate go to film when I'm feeling sad or homesick. I watched it on the plane to Vegas on my Trek America trip which was my first time going away, without anyone I knew, and this film made me feel better. I also watched it when I was in a hotel room in London by myself and it's just the perfect cosy film. It's annoyingly not on Netflix anymore, so I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and buy the DVD, but I couldn't not include this cute film as it's a film that I go to when I'm feeling a bit under the weather. It's a story about two childhood sweethearts, and their lives over the year. It's the perfect British Romcom and you will have the biggest girl crush on Lily Collins once you're finished.

Riverdale

Back to TV, I wanted to include Riverdale as it's very Autumn-y thanks to it's colour grading. Season 2 is coming back on October 12th which I'm so excited for, it's got subtle Halloween vibes and it's a perfect binge watch. Doesn't require much thinking, it has a good looking cast and the perfect 'who dunnit' storyline. Absolutely perfect for watching on dark rainy evenings.

The Great British Bake Off

If you live in the UK like me, you will know that around this time of year, we all go a bit mad for GBBO. We all wondered if it would still be as good on Channel 4 and without our beloved Mary Berry, Mel and Sue, but I have to admit, it's still one of my fave cosy watches. We used to be a bit anti bake off, until we watched a celebrity version and thought 'hey this is quite good!' Now like most of the nation, we're glued to our screens watching amateur bakers bake and getting incredibly stressed about soggy bottoms. It's perfect cosy mid week watching, you have to make sure you have snacks though or you will get hungry.

Gavin & Stacey

So my final cosy watch favourite is Gavin and Stacey, which is based around a young British couple, it features James Cordon, and still cracks me up to this day although I've seen the episodes about 21 times. It's a really easy watch, pretty heartwarming and very funny. Doris is my favourite character and her response to 'where's the salad' will always make me laugh. If you know, you know. I always hope that they'll do a Gavin and Stacey reunion episode one of these days, but I don't know if they ever will. The Christmas episode (with the Nan behind the sofa) is one of my fave Christmassy watches, it's on Netflix, so binge away!

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So there are my favourite things to watch on a cold dreary Autumnal day, what's your favourite cosy things to watch?
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Hey you guys,

Hope you've all had a good week, today I want to kick off some new style posts which hopefully you'll like, and we're going to start with 'Three Ways To Style A Denim Skirt' and you may be thinking 'hardly rocket science'- I know. But I've always loved simple dressing, and when I was thinking the other week about what to blog about, I thought about what I'd like to read on someone's blog, and this kind of guide to dressing simple is what I'd like to see. I'm not a cool person or someone who has a huge disposable income (yay for planning a wedding) so I keep things on a budget, and try to buy things that I know I'll get a lot of wear out of.

I know, I am literally like a Grandma. I even question 'how will this item wash' when I buy things so I am officially 86.

Anyways, I've always loved doing outfit posts, but I lost my confidence a little when someone commented on an outfit post saying 'I love you Corrie but'- (whenever there's a I love you but... you know it's going to be bad) 'your outfit posts are always the same. It's really boring.' I guess it struck a nerve, because I know my outfits are pretty boring, and I'm not one of those cool fashion bloggers, but recently I thought to myself- that's okay.

We're all different, and whether you can pull off amazing fashion, or can afford high end pieces that's great, but it's also okay if you can't. So I know, I'm totally rambling and going off topic as usual, but I thought I'd start an almost series of posts where I feature my most worn items and how I style them.

I'm thinking things such as my ripped jeans, my vans, my leather jacket, etc... you never know it might give you some outfit inspo, but I want my blog to be real, and feature the stuff I love and do actually wear, so why not feature the items that I wear all the time, regardless of how boring they are.

So I hope those 5 paragraphs made sense, and hopefully you guys like these posts.

Okay so enough waffling on, today I wanted to kick things off with one of my most worn items this Summer- the humble denim skirt. I wanted to show three ways that I've been wearing it, and thought I'd try and make the most of it before Autumn officially arrives.

The Denim Skirt

So I have been living in two denim skirts, a blue denim one from Primark and then this one from Miss Selfridge which I love. It fits so well, and will even last through A/W as well, as I imagine this will look great with tights and boots! So let's see what I've been wearing with this skirt...


1. The Sweatshirt

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So I am going to be doing a whole post on sweatshirts (yes really) but I thought I'd include it in this post too, as you can't beat a good old sweatshirt. I've been living in sweatshirts since the weather recently has been a bit hit and miss, so having something to throw over the top is always a good idea. I have my eye on a few sweatshirts from Missguided right now, but this one from Primark isn't bad for a fiver. It's snuggly, has that almost vintage American feel to it as well. I love how casual this outfit is, though it definitely makes me feel like I'm back at college. But I think the sweatshirt is majorly overlooked, though another post to come on that another day.

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2. The Band Tee

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Looking back on these photos, I am not sure if I am cool enough for the band tee look, as hard as I try haha. Anyways, whether it's a band tee or just a simple tee, it makes a pretty easy but fail safe outfit. Pair with a belt and you are good to go.

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3. The Coloured Jacket

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Okay so say hello to my new obsession, this pink denim jacket from Miss Selfridge. It makes me feel about 10x sassier than normal, and gives me major 90s Clueless vibes. I love this outfit, a pink jacket, white tee and the skirt, again so easy to wear, but I love how it all ties together. I think I'll be trying to wear this outfit as much as possible before the Autumnal weather sets in!

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So there are three ways that I've been wearing denim skirts at the moment, I'm excited for Autumn to pair it with tights, boots and turtlenecks.

Let me know how you style up denim skirts, and if there's any other things you'd like to see me style on my blog soon!

But for now, I need to go get ready for the gym, speak soon! :)

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