Instahacks: The best way to edit photos for Instagram

Among the questions I’m often asked when it comes to Instagram, this is one of the most common. There are many, many ways to edit photos for Instagram. From simply using the features inside the app itself, to using third-party apps such as VSCOcam and Snapseed, to my personal favourite, Adobe Lightroom. Uh oh, an Adobe program. That must be complicated. Not so fast. Those of you who already use (and likely love Lightroom) know that it doesn’t take much to get going on the program. The user interface is… Read More

Bali Bliss at Bisma Eight

As I sit here in the airport in Denpasar, Bali, waiting to check into my 1 am flight to Guangzhou, China, I am already reflecting on my first trip south of the equator. Out of all of the tropical destinations I’ve been (Thailand, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and now Indonesia), I can say with confidence that Bali has been my absolute favourite. A bit hot for my liking (it was approximately 31 degrees celsius during my entire stay!), but absolutely amazing nonetheless. It’s pretty rare when I can say that a… Read More

Instahacks: 7 things that will get you unfollowed on Instagram

Many people are often so focused on doing what will gain them more followers, that they fail to ignore the actions they take that are causing people to unfollow them. Below are 7 reasons that people might unfollow you. If you care about that sort of thing. Posting too often No no, I’m not talking about the users who post 1-2 times per day, often with different or complementary content. I’m talking about those users who post 3 photos in a row. Of the exact same thing. Nobody wants to… Read More

7 time-saving life hacks for ambitious women

I am a firm believer that after friends + family, time is the single most valuable thing we will ever have. It’s something that once spent, we will never get back. It’s something that we will never have enough of. And when we’re super busy, it’s all the more precious. If you’re anything like me, your morning looks a little like this: You’ve pressed snooze way too many times, but you’re still up early working on your side hustle (not as early as you had wished though), you’ve thrown a… Read More

Makeup + Skin Care Routine for Oily + Acne Prone Skin

After almost 15 years of struggling to find a solution for my oily, acne-prone skin, I have finally, in the past few months, found a combination of products that have actually worked and changed my skin for the better! Check out the video above for a peek at my current skin care routine, and see below for a full list of the products mentioned in the¬†video. *Again, I am not a professional, and this is no substitute for professional advice. LUSH – Ultrabland   Nip + Fab – Glycolic Scrub… Read More

Instahacks: 6 apps to raise your Instagram game

Growing an Instagram account is a lot of work. A lot of strategic work. It requires time, effort, know-how, and creativity. Luckily there are a few tools out there in the form of apps to make your life easier. But there are so many apps. So how do you know which ones are the best? Well, you can use trial and error, or you can just read below for my current favourites and learn how and why I use them. That’s probably easier.   Followers+ I love this app for… Read More