The things we do for Instagram..

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It's safe to say that I am utterly obsessed with Instagram. It almost seems that my life revolves around sometimes. I've decided to compile a list of the things that we do for Instagram. Keep reading and let me know if any of the below apply to you... Are you guilty of any of these Instagram sins?

1. We go out for coffee

We go out for coffee and cocktails more than ever, thanks to our BFF, Instagram! I don't know about you, but I find myself going out for coffee ever such a lot these days, purely for the perfectly natural shot of two untouched coffees innocently sat there with totally not set-up props surrounding them.

2. We choose Instagrammable locations

It doesn't just end at 'going out for coffee' or 'going into town' or even 'going to the beach' - we have to make sure that it looks 'Instagrammable'. Gone are the days of sitting inside the coffee shop, especially if the lighting is dim and dark - sitting outside is a must if you're an avid Instagrammer. We have to make sure that the table is clean, the floor is photogenic and there's no random foot in the shot.  

3. We look stupid taking photos

It's all well and good going out for coffee and choosing the perfect coffee shop with a cute table outside but then comes the task of taking a photograph. We have to make sure our sunglasses are situated perfectly, our lipstick is angled correctly and our coffee is untouched so that the micro-foam is seamless. And then as we rise from our seats with our cameras or phones and start snapping away a feeling of self-consciousness comes over you because you can sense everybody looking at you. We've all been there...

4. We buy sticky back marble

We've all bought coloured card, sticky back plastic and rolls of wallpaper just to get the perfect flat-lay - haven't we? Luckily these things don't break the bank and they really help us to achieve those sought after flat-lays that all of the Insta-famous-bloggers have!

5. We take photos of random, pretty houses

Long gone are the days of just taking a stroll, these days if you walk past a beautiful row of houses you have to stop and get that obligatory photograph of the perfectly situated front door. Sometimes us Instagrammers even get a cheeky outfit snap outside.

6. We make our lives look amazing even though they might not be

Instagram can make our lives look flawless even though they might be far from it. Lunch dates, pretty flat-lays, coffees, cocktails, new shoes and on-trend outfits.. but our followers don't know what's really going on in our lives do they?

7. We buy flowers, fresh and faux

Yep, I've done this and surely you have too, right? I'm guilty of buying both fresh and faux flowers just to take a pretty snap of them for my Instagram. I even bought a whole load of faux flowers so that I can use them in my flat-lays of beauty products and photographs for my blog too. 

8. We download the Hashtagger app

If you don't have the Hashtagger app, are you really Instagram obsessed? I love using the Hashtagger app as it ensures my photographs get as many impressions and as much reach as possible.

9. We try, and usually fail, to stick to a theme

"Oh yeah, I'm totally going to stick to this super simplistic theme of just makeup items with a white background and the Juno Instagram filter" - We've all been there! 

10. We delete and then re-upload photos

I'm always deleting photographs. "Omg it doesn't match my feed", "It barely got any likes", I prefer it with that filter".

11. We take thousands of photos until they look 'perfect'

When we're snapping away, whether it's pictures of buildings, selfies, photos of coffee, cocktails or a perfect flat-lay, we can take anywhere from 10 to 34 photographs. Composition is everything. No shadows allowed unless they have a rainbow effect, no blurriness, no sun rays - no nothing!

12. We make sure our nails are done

We always make sure our nails are done so that if we want to take a photo of us holding that new lipstick we spotted in Debenhams or that cute bralette we're lusting over from Victoria's Secret, we don't have ugly chipped or naked nails.

13. We buy too much lots of makeup

We buy so so so much makeup anyway, because, why not? But we seem to buy more just so that our feeds look on-point. Yeah, it sounds silly but we need an excuse to buy copious amounts of makeup, don't we?

14. We take obligatory photographs of blossom trees

I adore Cherry Blossom and like most Instagrammers and Bloggers, I can't help but snap a few shots of a Cherry Blossom if I'm lucky enough to pass by one - are you the same?


Are you guilty of any of the above or do you have any other Instagram sins that you'd like to confess? If so, please do let me know in the comments below!




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  1. Haha you are so right!! ''We go out, order food and take photos of the plates before eating''! We were out about a month ago and I told my fiance 'don't touch your food, I want to take a photo' and he said hell no, I am so hungry! By the time I took my phone out, he eat half his burger, so funny!! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Yesss! Haha omg! and omg that's so funny, Yiota!!! Hahaha! - Mollie xx

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  2. Can totally relate! Especially guilty of #2 - it doesn't even matter if the food is any good or not as long as the place looks instagrammable. Lol!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  3. The sticky back marble case cracked me up laughing. Oddly enough, some hashtags are so dumb hahaha. I love your list here :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/summers-best-bikini-wishlist.html

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  4. I'm literally guilty of every single one!! Love posts like this xx
    Liv
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha me too! Thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it! - Mollie xx

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  5. Oh, interesting as I don't have Instagram :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. You should definitely get Insta! - Mollie xx

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  6. Guilty of all of these except the coffee (im a tea kinda girl)
    I also won't use any new make up until I have the perfect shot x

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    1. Haha and omg me too!!! Thanks so much for reading, Jasmine! - Mollie xx

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  7. I'm not that bad yet! Haha! I am going to look up the hashtagger app now so I might be getting closer!

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    1. You'll get there! Hahaha lol! - Mollie xx

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  8. Thid is so funny and so me and it gets worst everyday. This was a super fun post and well written.

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks so much, hun! Glad you liked it - Mollie xx

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  9. OMG this is so true!!! My friends and I are always on the hunt for some Instagramworthy locations and coffeeshops...(which I always hate to admit hahaha)

    I'm definitely an Instagramsinner hahahaha

    xo Laura

    www.theseoulitelife.com

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    1. I usually hate to admit it too haha! Thanks so much for reading hun! Glad you could relate to it all - Mollie xx

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  10. I'm very guilty of all of these as well as "(to your friend) oo just look off into the distance to the left, there is perfect lighting on your face!" or just going out at golden hour to get those sunset shots x

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    1. Haha! Yes omg!!! Thanks so much for reading, love! - Mollie xx

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  11. Lol!!! This was entertaining because I do know a lot of people that could relate to this post. I'm not Instagram obsessed but I do love to scroll through my feeds and wonder how everyone manages to take perfect photos. The one thing I can relate to is that I tried to stick to a theme but unfortunately I couldn't quite do it.
    LaToya
    https://toyastalesshoeguide.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha. I'm so very glad that you found it entertaining, thank you ever so much for reading! - Mollie xx

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  12. I am guilty of all of them... except maybe makeup :p I relate so much to that

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much for reading, love!! - Mollie xx

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  13. This so me on another level - especially the juno filter bit. #guiltyandobsessed check out my intagram feed on instagram.com/tgreatflower

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    1. Hahaha! I followed you my love - great feed! - Mollie xx

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  14. I had to laugh at the "doing our nails" bit- I'm totally more aware of chipped nail polish and dehydrated hands skin now that I know they might inadvertently ruin a picture :))

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    1. Haha! I know right! I'm exactly the same. - Mollie xx

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