3 Apps To Enhance Instagram Photos & Boost Likes

Who doesn’t want to create the perfect Instagram photo? We can try to deny that we don’t care about the likes, but why else would we post photos! You may not have a strong passion for photography, but we all have a favorite style. The editing process has a huge impact on defining your style and the end result. Through some trial and error, we discovered the best apps that will help you edit your gorgeous photos with breeze and boost those likes.

A Color Story

We are huge admirers of A Color Story. If you don’t have it, we HIGHLY recommend you download it now. The filters are beautiful and just about every aspect can be edited. The best part is that you can download additional packs for only a few bucks, and they are actually worth the cash! A few of our fav filters are Lipstick, Breezy, and Jelly Donuts.

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After A Color Story – Get the Look
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SnapSeed

This app is great if you want to edit a particular section of your photo. Snapseed has wonderful tools that enable you to use your fingers to draw where you want your edits. For example, you can edit the exposure of the background without washing out the subject in the photo! Can you say AH-MAZ-ING!

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VCSO

VSCO has been a longtime favorite of ours and it has a lot of great editing options. It offers filters and standard editing tools, but these filters have more of a “moody” feel. Add a little bit of a hazy look to your photos (which is perfect for fall), with this user-friendly app. The cozy warm filters will be sure to double your likes on those autumn photos.

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After VSCO – Get the Look
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Before VSCO – Get the Look

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The Benefits of a Decluttered Life

Simple steps to organize your life and the 3 best websites to make money on your old clothes.

While the idea of decluttering one’s space is appealing to most of us, it can also be incredibly overwhelming. We put it off because they don’t know where to begin, or afraid of getting rid of items we will miss later. While much is written about closet cleaning tips – i.e., if you haven’t worn something in a year, remove it (which isn’t always a good rule of thumb, by the way) – try focusing on the end result rather than the best ways to complete the daunting task at hand. What will you gain by losing??? There are so many amazing benefits to decluttering your space, once you start thinking of it in terms of how decluttering will enRICH your life, you’ll want to get started right away!

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First, like a glamorized memory of an ex-boyfriend, where you held onto the hope that maybe someday he would turn into someone who meets your needs, chances are you’ve got a pair of jeans that have never quite fit the right way, or maybe you’re hanging onto that cheesy sparkly dress from your clubbing days a decade ago, or that work button down that reminds you of a former job you hated. Ladies, set yourselves free! Cleanse your closet of memories that don’t serve you well. Come to terms with the fact that not all jeans are made for all women. Yes – break up with the pieces of your wardrobe that no longer suit you. Your reward will be a better sense of self-awareness about your present life and the style that fits your style.

Second, a decluttered, more purposeful closet, will make perusing your clothing less stressful and more manageable. When you’re cleaning, empty your closet first, so you can really familiarize yourself with what’s in there. Compare like items and decide how many pair of dark blue skinny jeans you really need and actually wear or how many black blouses is too many. Have a purpose for each piece. Understand which pieces you can mix and match to make the most of everything you’ve got – and rid yourself of the excess. You will find that, each time you go to get dressed, you’ll feel better knowing you’ve got a good handle on your options and that you’ve pared your closet down to the things that really work for you.

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Third, closet cleaning will free up space to add some new things into the mix. While it’s a good idea for the majority of the more permanent placeholders in your closet to consist of classic, timeless pieces, it’s always fun to incorporate at least a few of the latest trends into your wardrobe. Pulse offers lots of affordable on-trend items that won’t break the bank and pair well with classic and transition pieces for your overall polished style.

Finally, onto the most tangibly enRICHing aspect of a good decluttering session: money in your pocket! This is not to suggest that you stop donating items to your favorite charities, but supplementing those donations with sales of your own will give you at least some return on your wardrobe investment. It’s fun to stop and consider that those items you bought on a whim and have never worn, or that no longer fit, or that have overstayed their welcome, might actually be worth something to you. Our increasingly mobile world offers so many channels through which to sell new or gently used, relatively valuable clothing, shoes and accessories. Local Facebook resale groups are a great option, as are websites/mobile apps like Tradesy, Poshmark, and TheardUp; which allow you to post your higher end item to an audience of targeted potential buyers and then ship anywhere in the world, while only taking a small percentage (i.e., Tradesy takes 9%) of your profit. Purging what you don’t need and making money for doing it – what could be better?!?

So, hop to it! Decluttering is an effective, cost free way to improve your life! What are you waiting for?!?

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How To Wash Your Fleece Lined Leggings

img_3587Last year I bought my first pair of fleece lined leggings. HOLY COW! Why did no one tell me about them sooner? Not only do they keep me so incredibly warm, but it feels like I am wearing pajama pants all day long. *heart eyes*

Since I wear my fleece leggings basically every day, I researched the best way to wash them. Keeping the color and quality of my most valuable fall staple is key to living a happy life!! 😉 So here is what I found…

Preferred method for longer life of your leggings: Fill up a sink/tub with cold water & a cold water detergent. Turn the leggings inside out & work the fabric together until the detergent is foamy. Rinse the fleece with cold water at least twice. Wring the leggings until it is only slightly damp. Let it air dry.

Preferred method for time management: If you don’t have time to hand wash your fleece leggings, turn them inside out and wash them on cold. Pick a gentle/hand wash setting on your washer. Let them air dry. If you don’t have time, throw them in the dryer on LOW HEAT.

img_3594An insider tip to washing your leggings is to turn them inside out. This will keep them from pilling! If you want to make your leggings last, you will need to air dry them. Before it gets nail-biting cold you can line dry your leggings for an extra cleaning. Yes, we said that right, the sun’s UV rays contain a bacteria-killing property that can give your leggings an additional cleaning!

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The Perfect Fall Accessory (& It’s Not What You Would Expect)

I don’t mind sacrificing some comfort for style, but when a style adds to my comfort, I am one HAPPY lady!!! This season’s biggest trend is coming in all different shapes, sizes, and sleeves. It can be hard to know how to pair and wear ponchos when they are all so different. Let us help you style your poncho!

Layers On Layers. Layering your poncho is not only fashionable, it’s practical!! Here are a few examples of how to layer your poncho, whether it is long sleeve, short sleeve, or sleeveless.

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Pair your short sleeve poncho with a long sleeve top for a classic look that carries you into colder months. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
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Asymmetrical hems are all the rage this season. Add a layering tank and pair with leggings for a sophisticated look. Get the look: Pulse Fashion

 

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Sleeveless, draped, or even styles with large side slits are great to layer with a tank. Get the look: Pulse Fashion

 

Accessorize it! Ponchos are a great accessory to just about any outfit, adding more pieces never hurts.

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Rain boots are perfect to wear with your favorite poncho. Practical for rainy, wet days and seriously on trend! Get the look: Pulse Fashion
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Pair with a long chain necklace for a little edge. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
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Add personality with a faux fur circle scarf. A perfect chic look for a day on the go. Get the look: Pulse Fashion
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Adding a belt will accentuate your slim waist and create a tapered, polished look. Source: The Best Fashion Blog

 

Wear the most functional fashion piece of the season with confidence. Layer it, accessorize it, and make it yours! Share your favorite ways to wear your poncho in the comment section. For more tips & trends this season, sign up here!

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4 Fall Habits for a Healthy You

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends and what do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Why are most of us not embracing this wisdom in our everyday schedule?

Caring for yourself isn’t selfish. It’s one of the most important, and one of the most often forgotten, things you can do for the people around you. So ladies, we’re giving you permission to lose the guilt and incorporate “you habits”!

Your time spent reading this is not wasted if you make a decision to do one positive change this week. What can you start doing today that will reduce stress and chaos and bring some enjoyment in to your routine?

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Shave 15 Minutes Off Your Morning Routine with these 5 Organizational Tips

Our focus the next two weeks is taking care of YOU when you’re pressed for time! We’ll share useful insight to take some of the burden off your back. After today’s crash course on next-level tips for simplifying and organizing, you can be sure to shave 15 to 20 minutes from your morning routine.

You won’t find the traditional layout your outfit the night before or don’t hit snooze on the alarm advice here.  We’ve made the rounds and compiled this advanced article providing realistic time savers to deflect fights between you and your rushed morning routine.  Here is what we’ve learned from some of the most organized people.

Organization is a key component for time efficiency…period!

  • You don’t want to waste time looking for things.
  • You do want to make items visible for quick decisions and easy access.

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If handbags are your Achilles heel, trying to find just the right handbag as you are rushing out the door, one of these easy to implement ideas may be right for your space.

Use empty wall space to hang your purses on a curtain rod.

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Place strap bands on empty wall space or a closet door to utilize vertical door space.

 

 

 

How much time is spent deciding how to accessorize with the perfect necklace and bracelet! Save precious moments every morning while eliminating tangles and messy piles with one of the following solutions. You may even find that favorite piece at the bottom of a drawer after you thought you had lost it months ago!

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Create a jewelry display by adding hooks to your favorite frames.

 

 

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Hang jewelry on a peg board with individual hooks that are easily spaced to suit your needs. Personalize it with a simple frame or paint it with a soft, inviting color.

 

 

 

When you’re rushing to leave on time, hair and makeup application are the most common delays. Speed up your routine and get out the door on time with these ingenious finds.

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Organize makeup with magnets. Glue magnets to your daily favorites and stick them on a magnet board for quick access.

 

 

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Create a hair station by affixing small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors. This is perfect for convenient access to brushes, hair ties, and hot tools. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins and tweezers from getting lost at the bottom of a drawer.   

TIP – Set a limit to the number of grooming products you use on a daily basis. Between all the moisturizers, hair products, deodorants, perfumes and dental hygiene products, it is easy to get carried away.   

Fall is just around the corner and too much time is wasted trying to iron out the creases in your sweater or attempting to fix the shoulder bumps left from the hangers. Follow the steps below to avoid both situations.

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Step one: Fold sweater in half. Lay hanger as seen in photo.

 

 

 

Step two: Fold bottom half over top first bar and under second bar

 

 

Step Three: Repeat step two with sleeves

 

Looking for some cute sweaters this season?!? Check out this sweater and others here!

 

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