Tuesday 5 January 2016

Top 10 Instagram Profiles

Hey my lovelies!!

There is no doubt about my love for Instagram and those endless amounts of pictures and videos that I get to scroll through on a daily basis. I will admit that it does get very time-consuming and I often find myself an hour after I've allowed myself "just 5 minutes to have a quick look through", still swiping my finger up and down the screen!

I follow over 450 different Instagram accounts but I have always had those specific few that never fail to cheer me up or never fail to inspire me. In my everyday life, there are certain people that I am drawn to, and that may be because they always have a huge smile on their face or they are always a lot more positive and, weirdly, it is exactly the same with Instagram! Anywho, if you are curious about who my favourite Instagrammers are or if you are looking for some new accounts to follow, please read on...


P.S. Let me know in the comments down below who some of your favourite Instagrammers are, mwah!


Image: Ariel Kaplan's Instagram
This girl right here is my absolute go to when I need a little pick-me-up. She is a fantastic actress from 'Neighbours' (yes I watch that show) and she is completely obsessed with having a healthy lifestyle so that she can look and feel her greatest - hey, no arguments here! Her Instagram page is full of pictures of her with her lovely boyfriend Harley Bonner, also from 'Neighbours', as well as shots of her delicious food. Also, what I consider to be one of my favourite parts of the year, can be found on her Instagram account - her almost annual trip to Byron Bay! I love being able to see where she is heading next and who she is going with; the days leading up to her trip, I am constantly checking back to see if she has updated her profile with some new images!


Image: Olympia Valance's Instagram
This picture makes me so happy inside and I'm sitting here just thinking how nice it is to see some genuine laughter and happiness. Olympia Valance, sister to Holly Valance (now Holly Candy), plays Paige Smith in 'Neighbours' and is the current face of Gossard, a UK lingerie brand. She is quite simply beautiful and has a very attractive boyfriend however these two factors are not the only things that draw me to her Instagram page but the fact that she shows all aspects of her life, everything from her decorating her Christmas tree to dropping some serious dance moves with Ariel Kaplan (see the above beauty).


Image: Sophia Bush's Instagram
This stunning woman is the real deal! Sophia Bush is one of the actresses that I would definitely want to meet and most likely have as my best friend, I think we would get on really well!! She is truly an inspiration for me, she is not only an incredible actress but her words of wisdom and encouragement on her Instagram page leave me feeling content and happy - she reminds me of everything that I have to be grateful for! I've found that one of the most important things in life is to never let the littlest of things overwhelm you and of course they do sometimes but if you ever feel as though you're completely lacking all motivation, click the 'Follow' button on Sophia's page, you won't regret it, I certainly haven't!


Image: Gemma Pranita's Instagram
This happy-go-lucky brunette bombshell can do wonders when she has a camera in her hands! Gemma Pranita was in fact one of the first people to inspire me to create my own blog and with just one look at her Instagram, you can see why! I was able to see from the get-go her zest for life, her sheer passion for photography as well as her much-practiced art of living in the moment, plus she is absolutely stunning! If you are interested in seeing some beautiful pictures from her travels or even from her wedding, click that 'Follow' button on her Instagram or better yet, subscribe to her blog Gemma Peanut Gallery!


Image: Marissa Lace's Instagram
Marissa is one of those Instagrammers whose page is so aesthetically pleasing, it hurts! The colour scheme is always on point and she never fails to impress me with her room decor, cute dogs and new-found love for meditation and the idea of creating a happy and positive life for herself. I absolutely adore her! She is strong, independent, completely self-motivating and quite content with having a quiet night in with her two dogs. Also, if her positive energy on her Instagram isn't enough, check out her YouTube channel!


Image: Alex Centomo's Instagram
Alex Centomo's Instagram page is gorgeous!!! There are so many pictures showing off her luscious hair and stunning figure and whether she is travelling to a different country or filming some awesome videos for her YouTube channel, you can be sure that she will have posted about it so get ready for some seriously good photos! A little side note: after watching her recent video, I found out that one of her goals is to get one million followers on Instagram by the end of 2016 and with over 724k followers at the moment, there is no doubt about whether she will reach that milestone!


Image: Eva Gutowski's Instagram
Are you looking for an Instagram page full of sun, sea, sand and stunning photos of a very recent trip to Europe, yes? Well, this is the account for you! Eva Gutowski is a YouTuber but she is not like every other YouTuber oh no, no, no, no! Eva is an enthusiastic, crazy and hilarious YouTuber who always makes me laugh and has one heck of a talent when it comes to photography and fashion. I definitely recommend checking out and following her page, plus her blog My Life As Eva makes me extremely envious...just go and have a look.


Image: Marny Kennedy's Instagram
Did you ever see that Australian children's TV show called 'Mortified'? If you have then you will know exactly who this is, the main character Taylor Fry! She grew up good didn't she?! Marny Kennedy is a natural beauty to say the least, her look is effortlessly chic and she lives in Australia, just like Olympia, Ariel and Gemma! There is no doubting the fact that I absolutely L-O-V-E Australia and everything that comes with the territory: the accent, the beaches, the people and the good ol' Aussie weather! Marny's Instagram is full of warm tones and seems to have a slightly more vintage edge than most of the other accounts I follow but it draws me to her a lot more!


Image: Keaton Milburn's Instagram
The most beautiful Blake Lively look-a-like has definitely got to be Keaton Milburn! She is fresh-faced and a strong believer in photographing the prettiest things in life, that includes everything from a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to cute lunch dates with her friends and of course makeup and fashion! Her YouTube channel is full of makeup tutorials perfect for anyone that wants a natural look and with this super down-to-earth girl leading the way, there's no going wrong!


Image: Natasha Oakley's Instagram
Where do I start? Her figure is stunning and she is pretty much living the life that we all want to live, one that is relaxing and tranquil because...well...you're by the beach! Tash is the co-founder of the very successful bikini-loving blog A Bikini A Day and the owner of her very own fashion and lifestyle blog. Oakley's Instagram page has over 1.6 million followers and it is not difficult to understand why! The account consists of extremely vibrant images of Tash basking in the sunshine with her best friend Devin Brugman (the other co-founder of A Bikini A Day), both of which are in undeniably gorgeous bikinis! Tash's Instagram gives you the perfect insight into what she gets up to on a daily basis and if it's not clear enough, I love having a peek hehehe!

Friday 1 January 2016

Best of 2015!

Happy New Year My Lovelies!!!

Ahhhhhh it is officially 2016 and I am so excited to make new memories with the people that I love!! Hopefully 2016 will be a year filled with new experiences and some exciting changes with regards to the content of my blog. If you did not know already, 2015 was the year that I finally managed to start up my blog and I am so proud of how far I've come - I hope that I will be able to reach all of the goals and aspirations that I have in mind for this year, fingers crossed!

This post is my way of looking back at 2015 and everything that I am incredibly grateful for, may the New Year bring many more experiences just like these! I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful year too and that it will be filled with lots of luck, love and genuine happiness!


P.S. What are your goals and aspirations for 2016? Let me know in the comments down below!

1. BeautyCon

Being able to attend BeautyCon was one of the highlights of 2015! I was so thankful to be able to have met the people that so inspired me and helped me to develop my makeup skills to what they are now. This was an event that I had seen on all the social media sites and it was definitely one that was talked about for such a long time - all of this just made me want to go to BeautyCon so much more! I made a post all about my BeautyCon experience here!

2. 5 Seconds of Summer Concert

This was epic!!!!!! I L-O-V-E-D this concert so, so, so much, I still talk about it to this very day and I still wear the wristband - I rarely take it off! I love 5 Seconds of Summer with all my heart (*laughs to self*) so being able to go and see them live was honestly a dream come true; I remember prior to this day, I would not stop talking about getting tickets, I would not shut up about it hahaha! Check out my outfit and enjoy perusing pictures from the show!

3. Barcelona

I had never been to Spain before 2015 and so you could probably guess how excited I was to be able to go! I loved every single second of it and still look back at the pictures I took whilst I was there - Barcelona was such a friendly city and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to take in the sites and experience the Spanish lifestyle and culture in all its glory! If you want to see my favourite photos from the trip, click here!

4. Starting University

This is something that I haven't really talked about but it has made me so happy over the last few months! It has certainly been a very different experience for me, what with having to move out and having to live in a new place but it has slowly become easier and I am enjoying every moment! I hope that in 2016 I will be able to share more about this part of my life, but for now, here is a picture of one of my favourite parts of my room...

5. Fashion Events

London Fashion Weekend was an amazing opportunity for me! If you didn't already know, my blogger sister (The Skinny Hot Choc) and I are completely in love with the world of blogging and being able to share what we know with so many others therefore, attending #LFWEND was perfect. We were so happy to actually get a glimpse of a different side of the fashion industry, one that wasn't found within the digital world, it was definitely something to remember! You can take a look at some of the pictures I took here!