I’m all about creating a cohesive Instagram feed and letting my photos tell a story even from a far. So today I’m sharing my 4 go-to apps that let me achieve the look im going for, every time!
UNUM– For organizing your feed before your upload
This is a great app if you want to plan out how your new Instagram photos are going to look with your existing feed. You can upload multiple pictures at a time and move them around to figure out what looks best. I use this every time I upload to make sure my colour story compliments my current feed.
Airbrush– Great for editing and enhancing your photos
I always brighten and sharpen my pictures in the Instagram app but I love using Airbrush for the ‘whitening’ and ‘brightening’ tools! The brightening tool really makes details pop, like the quilting on my purse, or the shine on my jewelry. It helps draw the eye to details that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Layout– Perfect for posting two pictures in one, or mirroring an image
I love using this app if my photo doesn’t fit in Instagram – theres nothing worse then a great photo being cut off by Instagrams weird sizing. I will usually put my photo in the Layout app and mirror it so it fits – or ill add two photos into one picture to show multiple angles.
Heres an example of what I’m talking about since its kind of hard to explain:
Canva– for adding words, and graphics
I use this app a ton for my blog and for making Pinterest graphics but it does come in handy for Instagram too. If you ever want to add text or graphics to one of your photos or even make a banner for your facebook or Twitter header, this app can help you do it. It has a ton of different layouts you can use for Instagram(and for so many other things) and is your BFF if you have a business on Instagram because it will help you create any kind of graphic you need (we’re hiring, sale! ect)
Here’s an example of a few graphics I’ve made:
I hope this post was helpful for anyone looking to step up their Instagram game, I use these apps everyday and find they provide me with everything I need to keep my Instagram just the way I like it! In other news, Peter and I are headed to Blue mountain tomorrow for a little Valentines day getaway. We booked at a hotel that has a full spa and gorgeous outdoor hot tubs that are built right into the rocks and landscape, its looks amazing!
Just wanted to check in with you and wish you all a very Happy New Year! I’ve been sick in bed for the past few days, which is the last way I wanted to ring in the new year – but hey, at least I’m going into 2018 well rested haha. I’ve got some big plans for this year and can’t wait to start putting them into motion. Every January I love getting super organized and refreshed, I always start by donation pieces in my closet/room that I haven’t been wearing or using in the past year. Going from drawer to drawer completely re-organizing and cleaning everything so I know where everything is when I need it next. Luckily I did that the week before Christmas (before I got sick) which makes me feel a little less guilty about being stuck in bed this week.
My biggest resolution for 2018 is to make my blog a priority again. I get so caught up in trying to juggle everything perfectly that I get overwhelmed and end up hiding from it all. This year I’m taking the pressure off by being more organized and taking things one task at a time. I also really want to start incorporating video into the blog (which I know I’ve mentioned before).The topics won’t be anything too different from what I usually post on here but it’ll just be in video form, which will help me to better connect with you guys! And as for that Vlog I told you guys about a while ago…Its done and ready to upload. I tried uploading it multiple times but every time I do there’s a weird fuzzy line through the screen whenever I’m talking. So I’m trying to fix that before it goes up, which will hopefully be by the end of the week(fingers crossed). I was thinking of filming a ‘what I got for Christmas’ video too, so let me know if thats something you’d want to see! I’m open to any video or blog post topic ideas you guys might have, I’ve been making lists of my ideas lately but would love to know what you guys want to see.
Also, I wanted to say thank you to everyone whose been following along through 2017. You guys are the absolute best and I appreciate every single one of you! I’m going to do a lot more giveaways for you in 2018 as my way of saying thank you<3
It’s officially the season of giving, so I’ve rounded up the best gifts for any women in your life! I’ve spent a lot of time hand picking each item for this guide because I wanted to make sure these were fool proof ideas for anyone. So I’ve broken the post up into three different categories – The Beauty Lover – The Lux Girl – The Home Body. If you are buying for someone who doesn’t fall into one of those categories thats okay, there are still some great gifting options within the post that anyone would love! Also, I turned on the snow feature on my blog to get you in that Christmasy mood no matter where you are in the world 🙂 We have been so lucky this week because it’s been snowing like crazy here, so I wanted to share the magic with all of you guys too!
The Beauty Lover
VS Cosmetics Cases: If you know a beauty lover, then you know she’s got quite the collection of makeup. What’s the perfect addition to a collection of makeup? A beautiful makeup case to keep it organized and stylish! I found these pretty pink makeup cases at Victorias Secret and fell in love. The Vanity Case is perfect for holding her day-to-day makeup, and the Jetsetter Travel Case is great for organizing the rest of her collection! The travel case has three small bags inside too, which are great to fill with lipsticks and to throw in her purse.
Tarte Brush Set: If she wears makeup then she definitely uses makeup brushes and the great thing about gifting a brush set is that – A girl can literally never have too many brushes! Plus brushes can be very expensive, so if you give a girl a good set of quality brushes, she’s going to appreciate it! *Unfortunately the set shown is sold out online so I’ll link another good set here.
Fresh – Sugar Lip Beauty Box: These are the best lip balms ever!! They go on so smooth and will keep her lips hydrated for hours, and the best part is that this set comes with every colour in the collection(including the original clear version). A tinted lip balm is great to brighten up her lips while still looking natural, and now she’s got a colour for any occasion!
The Lux Girl
Daniel Wellington: c/o For the fashionable girl who has everything, it can be hard to find the perfect gift that you know she’s going to love. Which is why I did all the work for you in finding two great gift options that I know she’s going to swoon over. A Daniel Wellington gift set featuring the Classic Petite Melrose Watch with the matching rose gold cuff! You can get this watch with a white face too which keeps it nice and bright for the women who keep their style very feminine.
iDeal Of Sweden: c/o The best Phone Case and Tech Wallet combo on the market! If she keeps her phone on her at all times then these products would make the perfect gift. Each item is magnetic and can stick together and pull apart with total ease. So if her phone’s in the wallet and she has to make a call, she doesn’t have to put the entire wallet up to her ear, she can just lift the phone off, and still have the protection of the hard shell case. This product is a game changer, and perfect for a women on the go! OH and don’t worry, the magnets won’t hurt her phone!
The Home Body
Faux Fur Blanket: Faux Fur is huge right now… especially in home decor, so this blanket would make the perfect gift for any women in your life! Perfect for on her bed, or on the couch, it will give any room a little touch of glam all the while still being practical.
Reading Socks:If she loves being extra cozy in the winter and is big on wearing slippers or thick socks, these are the best of both worlds! Super warm like a slipper but convent to lay around in, like a sock! These come in a ton of different colours and patterns too, so they’ll fit anyones style.
Voluspa Candle:A girl can never have too many candles and this brand is the best because their packaging is sooo pretty it compliments any decor. But more importantly they smell amazing and their large jar candles burn for 100 hours!
Leggings: I think these speak for themselves…every women loves a good legging and especially one thats great quality at a very reasonable price! Once you buy her one, she will be asking you for a new pair every year because she’ll love them so much.
Gem Stone Earrings: Okay, these earring are stunning and I can garuntee you she won’t have anything else quite like this in her jewerly collection! These earrings are a multifaceted raw cut gem stone on a stainless steel stud. If your mom/sister/girlfriend loves natural elements, these earrings would be perfect for her. They come in a ton of different stones too *Amethyst(purple) and Rose Quarts(light pink) are the ones shown above!
I hope this post can help check some ladies off your Christmas list just in time for the Holidays! It feels like Christmas came so fast this year it’s crazy.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3
I wanted to start a new series on the blog for fall, all about how to get into the spirit and embrace the season. In the fall I find myself craving tv shows & movies that give me one of two feelings, cozy, or creepy, and I’m sure I’m not alone. So I’m breaking down all the shows and movies I’ve been hooked on that give me all the fall vibes!
Cozy Shows/Movies – ie. Shows that are usually set in the fall, but are wholesome and easy to watch with the whole family. They’re the perfect kind of show to curl up in bed to watch with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate and just enjoy.
The Good Witch – The movies are great, but the TV show is even better, and great for the whole family.
The Proposal – A classic Rom-Com starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, its an older movie but still one of my fall favourites
Girl Vs Monster – A Disney Channel Halloween Movie, its sets the fall/Halloween feels and is easy to watch.
Halloween Wars – A reality/competition show revolving around everything Halloween
Halloween Baking Championship – Another reality/competition show that challenges bakers to make spooky treats (I love this one because it gives you fun ideas of what you could make with your family/friends)
A few classic movies worth mentioning – Hocus Pocus, Halloween town (1,2,3,&4), twitches (1&2), Tower of Terror, & Haunted Mansion.
Creepy Shows/Movies – ie. Shows with a bit of mystery and/or horror without being too scary(I don’t watch believably scary stuff or I get nightmares lol)
Riverdale – Netflix’s new show based around the Archie comics
Scream Queens – Full of (cheesy) murder and drama, but I love it.
Scream – The Netflix Tv series NOT the old movies. I just discovered this show and binge watched the whole 2 seasons in three days. If you like PLL, Riverdale or Scream Queens you’ll like this one. (Warning* It is gory but its very fake looking, so its not overly scary)
Stranger Things – I’m sure you’ve all seen the first season but if you haven’t you should catch up now because the new season comes out October 27th on Netflix!
Shadow Hunters – I mentioned this one last year when there was only 1 season on Netflix, and now that season two just ended and the filming for season three has started I feel like I should mention it again. If you like supernatural shows with demons and vampires, you’ll love this show.
A few older shows worth mentioning incase you didn’t take the plunge into them years ago – Pretty Little Liars (their coming out with a spin off too!!), The Walking Dead, & The 100.
I’m going to keep adding to this post as I discover more Autumnal shows, so keep checking back! If you have any shows or movies you think I should watch and add to the list leave me a comment below. Id love to hear your suggestions for fally shows 🙂