So I saw this post on Luxury Blush‘s blog and I LOVED the idea so I thought I’d give it a go myself! I’ve had my Instagram account on and off now for about 3 years now (the first post is from 23 June 2017) and it’s certainly taken me time to find a style that works for me and even longer to work out how to have more than 300 followers!
2020 was certainly the year I found my feet over there! Not only mastering my style, but I’ve also been tracking my results over there and since rebooting my account in June I’ve been gaining about 110 followers a week (going up to 180 followers a week in the last few months)! If you’d like me to share my tips… I’ll be sure to add it to the list of blog posts to write!
My Instagram account is KatieEmmaBeauty
The First Post
23 June 2017
To be fair, as first posts go this is hardly embarrassing! I used to post about makeup on my personal account (which is now a private account). But not only was it getting a little muddled having a picture of a lipstick following by a selfie of me and my brother or something, I was also getting very self conscious people would work out I had a blog and back then I was really secretive of it! So I posted this to start off the new Instagram account exclusive to my blog.
Not only is this a throwback, because I haven’t seen that stickyback plastic for years… but also I was obsessed with this super washed out, over exposed look and as close to clutter free as I could get! And is not the style I go for these days!
The Fresh Flower Stage
3 July 2017
Ah the joys of living at home! This is only the 7th post on my account, but I actually still like it today! My dad grows flowers for a living (or a horticulturalist if you want the technical name), and so I used to have unlimited access to the flowers that (for one reason or another… usually because they were too open or too short) couldn’t go in bunches and be sold. And I used to use them in the background of my photos! When I moved out, I couldn’t financially keep up with it, and so they’ve sinced dropped out my photos, but it was such an innocent phase!
Starting to Find My Feet
21 July 2018
So you’re starting to see my style in here now right? There’s a bit of texture in the background… my little Boot teacups are in there. It takes a bit of getting used to, but to me this feels like a pretty good stab at it! And part from the fact the colourings are a little weird, I probably wouldn’t say no to this layout on my account these days!
My First Selfie
26 August 2018
I never used to share my face on my blog or on Instagram. I was both really shy and really paranoid that my boyfriend at the time (who didn’t know I had this little space online) would find out about it… Yeah, that was my paranoia for a really long time! This look is actually really nice… but by god are there a lot of shadows in this photo! Also… where did the background go?! haha!
First Post of 2020
2 January 2020
I was full on planning to start posting everyday throughout the year… but we all know what hit (and I didn’t have my camera, makeup collection or computer to edit on at my boyfriends where I was staying throughout that first lockdown). This was my 2019 empties… like all of them! I really enjoyed this post and I really loved writing it and pulling it together! In my last flat I used to take photos outside, so it had to be dry (which isn’t always as easy as it should be), but it means the colours were starting to get there!
The Current Style
November 2020 – January 2021
And now here we are! I’m really loving my Instagram right now (if I do say so myself haha!). I’ve loved having a combination of selfies, single product shots and a collection of items! Reels are also a great favourite. And, all in all, I’ve really found my feet and found my place on there! And I’ve never enjoyed creating Instagram content more!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my looking over my Instagram content over the last 3 or so years, and I hope to see you over there!