How to win an Instagram Competiton or Giveaway

So i've somehow managed to win two comps in the last 18 months on instagram, one for Neyku Swimwear and the other for Kokoh Bikini. My rules for the competitions you see online are;

1. Already be following the brand and be an active follower;
- For example, I've been a Kokoh 'kini babe for the last year or so and have purchased so many of their bikinis that the owner knows i'm a fan.

2. Read the instructions clearly. Sometimes you can only post once and other times you can post once daily or as many times as you like;
- I'm careful about when I post so i don't upset my followers by reposting the same image 5 times. I space it out over two weeks. 

3. Don't beg to win;
- Seriously there's nothing more unattractive or annoying.

4. You have to be in it to win it.

5. Understand that the winner is picked either at random, by creativity or by the amount of reposts so it's important you make every post count;
-I've entered into so many competitions that I've lost count.

This week I was lucky enough to be picked for a give away from Kokoh Bikini, they were giving away a limited edition bikini #sproutinggills so I can swim around like a mermaid! 

This is the beautiful new mermaid scales bikini from Kokoh's latest collection. It's a totally original design by the owner Kendall. She creates magic with her bikinis and has caught me under her spell, each print is completely unique and no two sets will be the same. 

It's been tried and tested around the world in all types of terrain to make sure that it's 100% devoted to you and your summer AND did I mention it's reversible! so two bikinis in one, what more could you want??

I hope it arrives before my trip away! I could take some beautiful photos with this one.

Road Tripping with Billabong

You can find the bikini bottoms that i'm wearing here but unfortunately I couldn't find the link to the top anywhere! But it's the matching high neck billabong one 

Arnhem Clothing Bikinis Review

Nestled away in the beach town of Byron Bay in northern NSW Australia is a bohemian store called Arnhem Clothing. Created by Arnhem Bickley, she spent her early life travelling around Australia with her free spirited parents. Drifting through festivals and sleeping in teepees caused Arnhem to find creative ways to express herself. 

Arnhem's range of clothing is every bit exactly what you would find in a beach town or at a music festival. The custom prints mean that there is something for everyone, for those who are inspired by vintage, floral, tribal and earth designs. All items sold by Arnhem Clothing have a unique feel about them as they aren't mass reproduced and sold everywhere. 

I'm a huge fan of the swimwear - as always - I've waited till they have gone on sale before i made my purchases since i didn't feel like spending $200 on just the one bikini. The latest sale is 50% the summer swim range. I haven't checked my bank account since making the last 3 orders there. 
I got my hands on 4 different bikinis with some still in the mail. The first two arrived today. Each bikini is sold in separate pieces. This is just a photo diary of them - i'll get more photos to update when i can :) I'm also waiting for the green of the high neck one (pictured above) and the green of the bandeau one too. 

the latest sale is 50% off which makes it much more affordable and easy to compete with the cheaper Australian brands on the market. 
 Ava Cross String bottoms in Porcelain Spring $32.45

First selfie! yay. As soon as they arrived I jumped out into the remaining autumn sun to work on my failing tan. 

Each piece of the collection comes printed with the logo and care instructions printed on this inside. I love bikinis made from a nylon and spandex combo - I've found that they last longer than usual when you hand wash them. 

 I wouldn't be me if I didn't pick a cheeky cut bottom! the Rio bottoms even have a slight scrunched bum. My mum hates it when i wear bikini bottoms like this but she is in love with these ones! 

 I wear a medium in the bottoms and i'm now a size 6-8 Aus and in the Cypress top the medium is too small on my chest and the Rio top in the small - in these photos i'm wearing a medium but i've ordered a small as its a little too big for me. 

Shipping cost me $7 per package and i think i have three packages in total - each come with a tracking number and need to be signed for on arrival. I ordered on the Thursday and got these two on the Tuesday. For world wide shipping you will receive an email letting you know that your order has shipped. For parcels going to USA, NZ or the United Kingdom FULL tracking is available from Australia post. Click here.
For countries other than USA, New Zealand, and United Kingdom BASIC tracking is available. Click here. Basic tracking means you can check if your parcel was lodged and when it has been delivered. 

Arnhem Clothing offers a full refund on full priced items (i'm sure that excludes shipping prices) as long as it's returned in it's original packaging within 7 days. Sale items aren't exchangeable or returnable so please pick your sizes and styles carefully! i've had to repurchase two Rio tops in the green and porcelain because i wasn't an 8 in their sizing.  

The sizes have sold out so much in the last few weeks so please jump on the website now before you miss out! I missed out on so many of the ones that I wanted because of this. Okay lets be honest - I wanted them all.

There's an option to create an account with Arnhem clothing too! i've done this to keep track of all my orders and if i make a full price purchase it shows you how to return the item by using a drop down menu. You can even message the staff in your account too! super helpful

I love the crochet look on the Rio top, its subtle but cute. It's These tops don't offer any padding in the bust so I'll admit it does make me look more flat chested than a triangle top would. Just boho enough for those wanting to make the transition across to a more hippy style.  I can't wait to post more photos! These ones are definitely going with me to the Philippines, they are perfect for lounging around on the boat in the afternoons or maybe going to the waterfalls.