February 2018 Instagram Snaps

February Instagram SnapsI started recapping my Instagram snaps last month in my January Instagram Snap Recap. I’ve been trying to grow my Instagram and I realized that meant posting content that was different from what subscribers were already seeing on my blog. I grew about 250 followers on Instagram in February. I know for some that may not be a lot but for me it’s wonderful. My goal is 1k by the end of March!

Lets help each other grow β€” make sure to follow me on Instagram and I’ll follow you back <3

In February I played around a bit with a pink theme, but I tend to get quickly board of doing only one colour scheme. My entire makeup collection can fit inside one box so it’s limiting to restrict myself that much. I had moments of loving me feed and hating it, but in the end I think it’s improving. Next month I’m hoping to get a better camera to up my photo game!

Top 10 February Instagram Snaps

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I've been seeing all kinds of red lipstick posts and videos for the Lunar New Year this past week! What's your favourite red lipstick? I don't know a lot of reds, only the five you see here. My favourite is the @julepbeauty Matte Lip Mousse in the shade At Midnight πŸ’‹ πŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”ΈπŸ”Έ #canadianblogger #beautyaddict #beautyblog #beautygram #beautygrammer #beautyqueen #beautylover #bblogger #bbloggersca #cosmetics #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #flatlay #flatlays #instablogger #igbeauty #lipstick #makeupblog #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupgram #redlips #redlipstick #slave2beauty #wakeupandmakeup #yeg #yegbloggers

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I played around with a lot of flatlays and reposted a few pictures from my blog but I try to have at least a 50/50 balance as I know not all my subscribers transfer between platforms. I’m seeing that I need a better camera for my makeup look photos, my 8 Mega-pixel camera just isn’t cutting it anymore.

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  1. March 4, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    love your insta girl! & these re-caps are a fun way to look at all your posts πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you! 😊 It’s fun to recap my best phtots each month 😁

  2. March 4, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Congrats on growing so much on Insta! I still don’t quite understand the algorithm or anything, but I still love using that app! Your photos this month are amazing! I’m loving your flat lays πŸ˜€

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      I don’t either! I’ve watched lots of videos on growing your Instagram and they all have conflicting information πŸ˜„ I still love insta though too! Thanks Angela 😊

  3. beautybyraji
    March 4, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    i think your pictures are beaut πŸ™‚ its hard trying to get cute backdrops i call them

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Aww thank you!! I found my main one on Amazon, it’s by DC fix! Craft stores also have great options πŸ™‚

      • beautybyraji
        March 4, 2018 / 7:08 pm

        thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

  4. March 4, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    That’s a lot of followers to gain in a month, at least for me! My growth on Instagram is so ridiculously slow, it’s painful. Is it because I don’t post enough? I just can’t figure it out.
    It’s so tough to have a cohesive Instagram theme – I love so many different themes! I feel like yours is already pretty cohesive!
    Honestly, I think the quality of your photos is really good – to me it doesn’t look like you need a new camera!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Yeah it was crazy! But I spent way more time than was probably healthy commenting on and liking photos last month. I read that IG is more likely to show your photos in the feed if you’re more active, I’m not sure if that’s true but it seems to be working? We’ll see how many unfollowers I get in March πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It’s so frustrating trying to grow, some accounts really take off and others have amazing content and don’t see much growth. I wish there was a way to get beat the algorithm πŸ™

      I love your feed, it looks cohesive to me! I love the soft pink you have in your theme right now is so eyecatching!

      I really want the camera to take better pictures of eyeshadow looks on myself πŸ˜„

      • March 6, 2018 / 9:28 am

        I’ve read that too! I do try to like as many photos as possible, but it’s difficult to comment as well without it taking a lot of time out of enjoying β€œreal life”, ya know? Maybe that’s something I have to work on.

        Haha, thank you! After realizing the white theme was not working for me, I thought I’d go with pink for spring! Honestly, I didn’t even know having a cohesive feed was a thing until a few months ago…

        Haha, that’s fair! I’ve never been able to take eye looks using a camera, they always end up blurry – I use my phone!

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          March 6, 2018 / 5:49 pm

          Exactly, and it’s probably not the healthiest to be glued to your phone 24/7. I think that’s great that you aren’t always connected to social media!

          And it’s so hard to maintain a feed too! I just want to post pretty pictures without worrying about how it will look on the grid xD

          My phone camera just isn’t that great. The Front camera is awful so I have to use the back camera with a clip on right light and hold up a mirror while trying not to block the light, it’s such a process! I hear iphones are great for makeup photos though!

          • March 7, 2018 / 6:27 pm

            It’s definitely a trade-off, I find. If I spend too much time on my phone, my β€œreal life” suffers, if I try to focus on being present, my social media suffers. I haven’t found the art of having a balance yet!

            Right?! Like why is a cohesive grid a thing? I don’t often go look at people’s grid anyways, but just usually browse their photos on my feed.

            Haha, I take my photos with the back camera & a mirror currently and totally know what you mean about trying not to block the late. Yes, I hear the same about iPhone cameras!

  5. March 4, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Your photos are getting really good, I also struggle with selfies but oh well, what can I do πŸ˜€

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      March 4, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Siyana! I always love your photos, especially the one with you and the owl! It takes me like twenty tries to get a selfie I want to post lol

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