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As the days go on I get more and more obsessed with Snapchat! I can’t believe that my last post like this was back in October, since then it’s become an even bigger and better platform. It’s hard to decide who to add, as you can’t preview it so I’ve left a super brief description and links to their Instagram. I’d recommend adding the ones you might like and after a few days it might be worth having a small clear out. I’ve really tried to pick only the best, so here are 20 more of my favourites…

Emily, StyleLobster
Follow for: Everyday makeup talk-throughs, London life and the occasional drunk LOL.

Kate, TheGlowEdit
Follow for: Travel and beautiful London locations

Mimi, MimiIkon
Follow for: London life, healthy food, travel and now her pregnancy!

Tash & Dev, Tashandev
Follow for: The most beautiful beach and bikini shots. Their bodies are ultimate goals!

The Lean Machines, TheLeanMachines
Follow for: Fitness YouTuber banter

Byrdie, ByrdieBeauty
Follow for: Behind the scenes and the newest beauty launches

Madeleine Bitici, MadeleineBitici
Follow for: Urban outfit inspo and her booty

Eva Longoria, RealEvaLongoria
Follow for: Real life of the Real Housewife

Tati westbrook, TatiWestbrook
Follow for: The newest releases and real reviews

Alex Steinherr, Asteinherr
Follow for: Life of a beauty editor and Sunday DIY facials

Laura Carlson, TheLauraCarlson
Follow for: Dubai life, beauty purchases and Truthbombs

Alexia, FashionFilth
Follow for: Dog Walks, fast cars and highend bargain hauls

Gemma, OMGHelloGemma
Follow for: Country life and vegan inspo (even for non-vegans!)

Emma Hill, EJStyle
Follow for: Wearable fashion, travel and sooo many dogs!

Carter Marissa, CarterMarissa
Follow for: Fake tan goddess

Kourtney Kardashian, KourtneyKardash
Follow for: General Kardashianess and fitness inspo

Katie, Lusterlux
Follow for: Makeup and general fun with Desi Perkins (mentioned in last Snapchat post)

Amra, Amrezy
Follow for: Ultimate Instagram Makeup

Hazel Wallace, TheFoodMedic
Follow for: Fitness, Nutrition and travel

Also if you don’t follow me I’d love it if you did! My username is ‘alittleobsessed’ or simply take a photo of my ghost below using your Snapchat app. Let me know in the comments who your favourite Snapchatters are…

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Admittedly I am probably a little unqualified to write this blog post but these are simply my tips, hopefully they will help some of you. Instagram just like blogging and YouTube requires that you put in lots of time and effort but is becoming more and more essential. If you already have a huge online following than Instagram is often but if not give some of my tips a go…

Taking the photos
1. Wipe the camera
You want the photo to be as clear as possible so make sure there is no makeup or else on your lens
2. Find good lighting
Natural is usually best but I often use a soft box too
3. Find a good angle
Wether you are photographing you lunch or taking a selfie you need to find the best angle. Food often looks great from above and most of us have a best side but have fun with it.
4. Find good composition
Use props such as sunglasses, makeup bits and more when photographing objects to make the photo more interesting. Play around when taking outfit photos too and always consider the background. 
5. Take lots of photos
You want to have choices so take lots, you can easily delete them after

Editing
1. Don’t feel you have to use a filter
It’s dated to think you have to use a standard filter, there are so many other choices nowadays. 
2. Use other apps
My favourites are; Afterlight, FaceTune and VSCO Cam
3. Make sure it fits with your other photos
Use a similar editing technique for all your photos so that they all look good together
4. Remember sometime less is more
Be careful not to over edit and end up looking more like a cartoon than a human. 

Building a following
1. Post regularly
Instead of posting six times in a hour spread them out throughout the day and make sure you post a few times a day 
2. Pre take photos
My days aren’t always very photogenic so I like to pre-take them and keep them for more boring days
3. Like & Comment
We all like comments and likes but it’s also a great way to get your username seen
4. Follow people that inspire you
It’s great for inspiration and to interact with people similar to you
5. Post during key times
Test different times and find which works best for you. Remember that people are less likely to like your photo late at night as they may have already gone to sleep and also whilst they are at work. 

Leave all your tips in the comments and let me know if these have worked for you 

Also don’t forget to head over and follow me on Instagram too if you enjoyed this post! @a_littleobsessed 

One of my favourite things about fashion week has to be meeting new bloggers and discovering their amazing style on Instagram. I don’t typically go to a lot of fashion events so it’s nice to meet bloggers I’ve never crossed paths with or even to just discover someone new on Instagram through the #LFW hashtag or some general Instagram browsing. Here are a few that I found recently that I think everyone should follow…
Toni Tran/I follow very few men on Instagram however Toni’s photos are far too perfect to not press the follow button. If you’re into men’s fashion he obviously dresses amazingly but even if you’re not, simply his table top photos justify a follow. 
Hannah Crosskey/A girl after my own monocrome heart. Her style is always beautifully put together but still very wearable making it the perfect Instagram for your daily dose of fashion inspiration. 
Chrissabella/If you are in need of some glam inspiration then look no further than Chrissabella. Every photo is thought out, colourful and theres a nice balance of food shots, outfits, accessories and beauty products. 
Russel & bromley PR Girl/Ultimate shoe porn which is actually affordable (just.)
Alex Steinherr/Potentially my ultimate woman crush, there is nothing about beauty that this woman doesn’t know and her Instagram proves it. Follow to see the newest products, hottest backstages and generally lots of beauty products. 
Monica Beatrice/Not a day goes by without a stunning photo from Monica wether it’s pretty flowers, inspiring outfit or a gorgeous pair of shoes. 
What Instagram account is your favourite?

I don’t often do these Instagram posts but since I was away last month and shared a few holiday photos and outfits via Instagram I thought I would share them on my blog too.

 1. Lemons I’d picked straight from the tree.
2. The weather wasn’t great so carrying a plaid shirt was an essential; I love this one from Monki
3. An evening out outfit. Top-Zara, Cardigan- New Look, Handbag- Fiorelli
4. Dress- Primark and Fiorelli Handbag
5. I haven’t read a book in years but I really enjoyed #girlboss and would recommend it.
6. Summer Nail polish loves.
7. Dinner outfit
8. Stylist pick Jumpsuit

1. Petals confetti and the wedding
2. Cocktails (well, Mocktails)
3. Beautiful Print from Arte Limited
4. Simple evening outfit
5. Spending time on the beach. Handbag- Zara and Sandals- Stylist Pick
6. Playsuit- Fall in Love Fashion
7. Found an abandoned Train Station for a few photos
8. … and back to London and jeans

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I wasn’t too sure whether I should share my holiday photos on here as they are unlikely to inspire many outfits now as I doubt you will be able to wear any of my holiday outfits in the current weather here in the UK. However I’ve missed writing outfit posts although there will be more later this week…

1. I wore this outfit to a little fair in Viseu and just wanted something quick and easy. I love this little black dress, even though it cost me under £10 from H&M it has lasted about 4 years and I wear it over and over again! I teamed it with this waist coat from Primark as I wanted something a little extra and then my usual sandals and clutch. Sadly this was also the day I smashed my iPhone… and trust me I mean smash!
2. I bought this dress a while back but never got around to wearing it but decided to wear it on a night out. It’s a Topshop dress which I actually love now and has made me want to start looking for LBD’s in Topshop more.
3. This was another quiet night and this whole outfit is Primark (apart from the Clarks Sandals). I wouldn’t usually wear a crop top but as the skirt came up quite high and I wore a waist coat to cover up a little more I thought it was okay. It’s not my typical outfit but I wanted to show of my tan but I don’t think the locals understood it!

4. I love this dress I wish I remembered where it was from but I can’t find the website. I love that it’s quite classic and versatile but it isn’t black!
5. Midi skirts are everywhere although they aren’t very popular in Portugal (yet) I teamed this one with a crop top as once again it is quite high and I feel I can just about get away with it. I bought these nude pointy heels in the Zara Sale on Holiday for less then £8!
6. Another Zara Sale purchase was this shirt, I wanted a utility but felt everyone had them so I decided to go for this shirt which I think is far more versatile. I have so many plans for it but I like this simple look with my black shorts that have also lasted me 4 years and my H&M sandals.

7. Once again wearing my trusty black shorts with a black H&M shirt. I love dressing up shorts and this my Zara nude heels really helped achieve this.
8. I picked this dress up in the supermarket in Portugal as I was feeling shopping deprived but I actually really like it as it’s just the right length.
9. My final Zara shirt also bought in the sale, teamed with my trusty shorts and sandals. I just love shorts and shirts, shame it’s too cold for that now!

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