Blogging Tip: 9 Easy Steps [with pictures!] to Create Cover Photos for Instastory Highlights

Hey girls! Recently, Instagram rolled out a fun new feature for Instastories! You can now save Instastories to your profile as highlights. They stay here until you delete them instead of the 24 hours they show on the home page. It’s a great way to organize your Instastories, extend the lifespan of content & allow your followers access to the things they specifically want to see! However, I know bloggers spend hours agonizing over their feed to ensure it’s cohesive. The images that are automatically generated from your Instastories don’t always fit perfectly into that cohesiveness. So I’m sharing 9 EASY steps to create Cover Photos for your Instastory Highlights. Discalimer: I am by NO means an expert or Photoshop genius- this is just what I used & what worked for me. There’s probably many ways to do this but for an amateur like me, it’s what worked best! So here are the 9 steps [with pictures!] to create custom Cover Photos for Instastory Highlights!

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5 Favorite Beauty Buys Under $25

Hey gals! I don’t blog much about my beauty buys because I’m not a huge product junkie but I do have a few current favorites that I can’t help but share! Surprisingly, beauty is the one area that I’m often kind of ‘cheap’ in [vs. clothes/shoes/bags/jewelry] & I really don’t use a ton of products. But today I want to share 5 items that I’m currently loving that are all under $25!

P.S. There is also an insane giveaway at the end of this post!!


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7 Affordable Department Store Brands

Wearing Caslon. Original Blog Post Here


I love shopping at large department stores as much as the next girl, BUT there are two main reasons I end up clicking off their website sometimes… 1. I am SO overwhelmed by the hundreds of different brands they carry! And 2. SO many of the brands are way out of my price range! So I wanted to put together a list of my 7 favorite, affordable departments store brands. I’ve worn all of these brands on my Instagram & blog over the years. I rounded up a few of my favorite outfits featuring some of these brands! Below the photos at the end of this post, I included links to the brand + original blog post in case you want to shop any of these looks! Pro tip: When shopping department store sites, I usually end up using the filters to search through these brands specifically!


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