I love a good peruse on Instagram I do. Pretty pictures of well laid out makeup, manied-up nails, people’s cats, lunch, a bottle of coke with their name on it – I’m there scrolling and liking away. It’s up there in my favourite ways to while away the time with Candy Crush (don’t even talk to me about Level 33). I follow almost 200 accounts – told you I was an addict – so cutting it down for this post was tough but here’s a handful of snappers who are right on the beauty beat and well worth a follow…
Allure_Magazine – I love the magazine and of course I lurve their Instagram feed. It appeals to my nosey bugger side and I like to see what the team is getting up to. It usually involves lipstick, lashes and more lipstick – just a heads up.
AlexSteinherr – the Beauty Ed at Glamour shares her personal beauty feed. Along with the odd scenic shot of course. Oh and there’s a dose of style in there too which hasn’t ended very well for my bank balance. But it’s a particularly good one to follow for spotting high-end beauty launches first.
CultBeauty – for a behind the scenes peek at CB towers. They’re such a cool bunch. I take note of the team’s personal favourites for my personal wishlist. It’s a dangerous little hobby.
EvaChen212 – the Editor of the newly revamped Lucky Magazine who so cool I just sorta wanna be her. You can expect to see nails, new-ins with some mini beauty product reviews thrown in. I’m particularly fond of her back of a cab snapped ‘Accessories of the Day’ shots.
NailedByGrace – painter of some of the most funkiest nails on Instagram. An all-round cool cat and badass manicurist. Having also been a manicuree of Grace’s once upon a time I can also vouch for the fact that she dishes out some of the neatest paint jobs, EVER.
IntoTheGloss – pretty pictures and the newest launches served with a side order of New York chic. It’s just asking to be pinned. Models, muses and the odd snoop into some of the chicest bathrooms on my following feed. Can I please be part of their crew?
SaliHughesBeauty – as the writer calls it ‘beauty porn for makeup and skincare addicts’. I always like to see what has the Sali seal of approval. Plus her feed is peppered with the odd dog picture – and who doesn’t love those?
SamFlowers199 – a look through the lens of Instagram at the life of a Stylist Beauty journo. Aside from the hottest things to drop in the beauty Sam also posts her empties that she’s used till the last drop – and those are what I add to my wishlist. It’s getting rather long – cheers Sam!
TheBeautyDept – one of the most dreamy accounts that just makes me want to braid my hair all day long. It follows the goings-on at The Beauty Department, a website partly run by Lauren Conrad with quick tips, how-tos and the odd look into what’s coming up next on the site.
TheIllustratedNail – s**t hot nails – there’s no more articulate way of putting it. Out there, and ‘in yer face’ and designs well out of my shaky hand ability but I like to have a browse through for colour ideas and inspiration for if I ever decide to get fancy with my dotting tool. Crazier things have happened.