Unpopular Posts In 2015

In one final blog round up/sweep I thought I would showcase some posts that were pretty unpopular!  

However I think you guys might have been a little unfair on poor little me, so let's give them a second chance! 

January - How To Explore A New City

My Most Popular Posts of 2015

Hello!  I hope everyone had a good Christmas with lots of smiles and happiness with family!  I can't believe it's almost 2016, that's so crazy and I'm feeling old!  

Last year I rounded up the year by looking at my most popular posts (here), it's always quite interesting and I like looking at other people's analytics so here we go!

14 Posts Not To Miss From The Last 4 Months of 2015

As it is almost the end of the year it is about time I do another round-up style post, if you missed the previous editions you can see the first one here and the second one here.

Updated Wishlist

Now that my gift guide week is over - if you missed them you can see my own tailored for ME here, my quirky / cool friend here and The Man Edition here - I thought I would also take the time to update my wishlist

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Gift Guide: The Man Edition

It's another gift guide!  First up I wrote up one for the student/blogger in your life (basically wrote it for myself) here and then one for the quirky cool girl in your life (here).  Now it's one for the boys in my life...

Gift Guide: Quirky / Cool Girl

As I mentioned in my Blogger / Student gift guide I am doing my gift guides a little differently.  Instead of writing a general guide, I am writing a series of super specific ones for people in my life. 

Gift Guide: Student / Blogger

Before getting stuck into this gift guide I have to say a massive thank you!  My blog has just broken 100,000 views and that is all down to you guys!  Thank you so much for taking to the time to read my words and look at my face and most importantly, actually engaging with me and leaving comments.  So excited! 

Now on to my gift guide!

Tilly The Cocker Spaniel Puppy's Winter Photo Shoot

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Okay I know this is totally lame and it's almost embarrassing this is becoming a seasonal thing.... 

Silent Sunday

Exploring Newcastle with #Bloggerlodge - Including Barbour Factory Outlet

So after managing to avoid Freshers' Flu and a few other bouts of cold I have finally succumbed to my first illness of the semester and it's a bad one!  Which is why I am afraid this post is a little late in going up.  

But let me tell you about my stay in the Newcastle Gateshead Travelodge a couple of weeks ago....

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Samye Ling - The First Buddhist Temple In The West (In Rural Scotland)

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Nestled into the rolling hills of rural Dumfries and Galloway is a massive Buddhist temple - Samye Ling!  It's actually the first Buddhist temple in the west and definitely a visit if you are in the area!

3 Perfect 2015 Moments

Can you believe it's almost December?  

It's ridiculous!  In my uni world it is week 11- the last week of teaching before revision week and exams.  Luckily I don't have any exams this semester, just one last deadline!  The first semester of my final year in St Andrews has been academically tough and kind of odd after coming back from my year abroad in France and most of my friends graduating.  But I've got some great friends and we're having a blast!

Silent Sunday

Autumn Lookbook Part 2

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Here is the part 2 to my Autumn Lookbook!  You might have caught part one (if you didn't it's here) where I looked kinda trendy with a hat on.  

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The Best Ice Cream In Northern Ireland

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 I know this is a pretty big claim to make, but after a serious amount of research I can now safely say who makes the best ice cream in the whole of Northern Ireland....

Autumn Lookbook Part 1

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I know, I know, I must be the last blogger in the world to finally post an Autumn Lookbook- it's November for goodness sake! 

But alas I am posting it, and here we go!

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Hetty The Dachshund Puppy's Autumn Photo Shoot

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 Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you to Hetty the dachshund puppy and her debut Autumn Photo Shoot / Lookbook!

How To Use Bioderma Micellar Water

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Bioderma and other micellar waters are having a bit of a beauty moment, and as you might  have seen in my two French Pharmacie Hauls (one is here, the other is here!) I am really enjoying using Bioderma to remove my make up!  

BUT when I first got it I didn't really know how to use it, now I have my routine down and thought I would share it with you! 

Radio Silence - Final Year University Woes - Vlogtober

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Right, well this has been a little bit odd for me... as you might have noticed (or not) I recently took a little break from posting on here on Liquid Grain.  

Silent Sunday

Old 35mm Film Roll Developed

As some of you might have seen on Periscope (@liquidgrain by the way!) the other day I had a mini dissertation crisis.  I had a moment where I didn't know my direction, then came to a direction and subsequently realised that 95% of my research is now obsolete.  So in all the busy-ness I am afraid you are getting a bit of a cop out blog post today!

Beauty Tips To Tackle Autumn

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Wow, can you believe that it is October already?  It is officially October and that means we are well on our way into Autumn- brrrr.  That means we need Autumn specific beauty tips and tricks!

Silent Sunday

The Night Market, St Andrews


For the second year in a row The Night Market has taken St Andrews by storm!  

Guest Posting As A Way Of Boosting Your Blog

Let's take a minute to talk about one method of boosting both traffic to and exposure of your blog on a different platform!

Polka Dots On The Pier

liquid-grain-liquidgrain-polka-dot-cami-river-island-look-lookbook-pier-st-andrews-scotland Bit of a #THROWBACK look today, I shot this look at the end of the summer (and when I still had my long hair) but it got lost in the midst of moving and all my other crazy pictures!  But here it is now!

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Mademoiselle Macaron, Edinburgh

You might have seen that a few weeks ago I posted this photo on Instagram and Facebook of some lovely macarons from a wonderful wee shop in Edinburgh- Mademoiselle Macaron. 

How To Survive University - My Tips For Freshers

As a follow up to this post where I talked about the essentials to pack when you move to university I have decided to write a little advice post on how to survive university with my best tips for Freshers! 

7 Reasons Why YOU Should Try Shotgun Shooting

Before I begin, let's take a second to admire my pretty shotgun!  Dayummm, that's a good looking gun! 

On to the post now: I've mentioned a couple of times before that I shoot as a sport.  I have been fortunate enough to progress as a junior international athlete in target rifle shooting (which I wrote about here and made a video about here).  

Silent Sunday

A Blogger and Vlogger's Review of the Canon G7X Powershot

As you probably will have gathered I am by no means a professional photographer, I really appreciate the skills pro's have and love looking at beautiful photos.  Sure I dapple with 35mm film photography (which you get subjected to with my Silent Sunday series), but I try my best.  

I bought the Canon PowerShot G7X at the start of the summer and after a few months of using it I have put together a little review of it for you- as I'm not a pro this is just my impression of it as a Blogger and a beginner Vlogger (I have just started venturing into YouTube).   

Meet Tilly The Puppy!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have another very cute puppy to introduce you to... meet TILLY!

Reflections | The Colour Edition

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 You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I posted a little black and white look called Reflections, if you missed it you can check it out here

But I liked the black and white edits of the shoot so much I thought I would also post the colour shots. 

Silent Sunday

Beach Stroll - Black Milk Inside Out Dress Brer Rabbit Berry vs Hummingbirds

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Oooh beachy beachy look!  A couple of weeks ago we had a slither of good weather so we hit the beach in the evening.  

The Struggles of Living In France

This time last year I was packing up my bags to move to France for almost a year.  I had an absolutely amazing time (which you have probably gathered from all my posts on France) but there was definitely some struggles of living in France! 

21 Posts Not To Miss From The Next Four Months of 2015

You might remember my 24 Blog Posts Not To Miss From The First Four Months of 2015 post (if not you can check it out here).  I thought that was a nice little round up post to keep you up to date with what I have been posting here on Liquid Grain.  

So now that another third of the year is over I thought I would do another little post! 

Silent Sunday


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Ooh, bit of an arty photo shoot today, aren't I fancy in black and white?  

Sit back and let me tell you about how we got these shots!

The Beauty Of Staycations! | Competition

There are benefits and downsides to being a student- one mega benefit is that I get nice, long holidays but a downside is that I usually don't have the money to fly off to exotic places for weeks on end.  However, this is where the staycation comes in!


Hello hello!  Just a quick post today to say I have joined Periscope because I'm young and current (apparently).  So if you want to see little random snippets of my life feel free to add me - @liquidgrain 

Silent Sunday

Golden Hour Beach Life - Black Milk Inside Out Dress Brer Rabbit Berry vs Hummingbirds

Last week I promised that I would try and shoot a more glamorous look than just out walking the dog (here if you missed it).  So here I am, being a little more glamorous (or trying to anyway!). 

What To Take To University | 2015

This post is sponsored by Panasonic. 

If you have been reading Liquid Grain for a while you will know that I am a student up in the beautiful town of St Andrews.  I did my first three years, and then ran away to France to do a placement year.  Now, come September I will have my last year to complete.  

As I'm kinda an old hand at this university thing I thought I would share with you what I think you should take to university! 

Black Milk Clothing A Sassy Nation Bodysuit Review

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I've had the Black Milk Clothing A Sassy Nation Bodysuit for quite a whole now, so I thought it was about time I did a review on it!