Instagram – What I Hate About The App

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I think during the last years, multiple things about Instagram changed and not in a good way. One thing is, that it is impossible to grow fast nowadays and I think I’m not the only one who feels like this, because, otherwise, there wouldn’t be this huge buying follower thing. When I started my fist account in 2011, it was really easy to generate follower by hashtags, like that I got more that 1000 follower and about 100-200 likes per picture after almost half a year. Actually, quite a lot for a 16-year-old that only uploads selfies with friends, flowers and pets.
But meanwhile hashtags are only used for spam and likes fail to appear. I have particularly noted this when I created my secret blog account. Instagram is completely overrun and nobody is interested in small bloggers without a fanbase. It is easier to follow somebody, if he or she already has 100k followers, they are like a seal of approval.
That’s okay and I picked the persons I follow that way too, until I noticed that it gives nothing to me, at least no inspiration, when 100 people post the same. However, on the other hand, I must also say that it really gives no pleasure, to upload content if likes and comments are missing. Sounds very wrong, I know, but in the final effect you don’t upload for yourself.
Thanks to stats and co. I know that my blog grows monthly and don’t have to take Instagram as a measure for success. But Instagram is more than this little fun app it was some year ago. The app belongs to the everyday life of most bloggers and is therefor real work. Nevertheless, it is really annoying when cooperation partners are only interested on what I’m doing on this platform that simply doesn’t represent my blog. I see my self as a classic blogger not instagrammer. I want to be known and noticed for my articles and photoshoots and not for a quick snapshot on my Instagram that looks planned from start to finish. Lately, I really try to ignore all the fake.
Instagram has simply lost it’s ease and gives no more pleasure to me personally. It’s a pity, because it was my favorite app once. Meanwhile it feels like a compulsion to keep the feed updated. Of course, it would probably be more fun if I had a bigger account, but you don’t achieve that with authenticity or just very slowly.
When I started to read blogs, there was no Instagram and the personal hype linked with that app. Even now, it interests me hardly, what my favourite bloggers post on their account. I rather wait, until the photos are published in better quality and with the history behind it on the blog. I am and simply remain the classical blog reader, who doesn’t care for numbers, if I like the blogposts, I come back, no matter whether 50 or 500,000 follower on Instagram.

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T-Shirt – H&M

Skirt – Zara

Bag – vintage

Shoes –  Nike Huarache Cinnabar

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The Perfect Sunday On A Saturday

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Today is Saturday. A rainy Saturday. What to do on a day like this? I had to cancel all my plans for today, like learning roller blading and catch Pokemon. Yes, I bought myself some Inliners last week and I never thought that it would be so hard for me to skate on them. Why is everything so easy, when you are a kid? Instead I’m lying in my bed with my favorite tea next to me and my cat sleeping on my legs. Incidentally, he just came into the house a few minutes ago from his morning play in the garden and is wet all over. Today just feels like the perfect Sunday on a Saturday.

By the way this outfit is once again a real favorite of mine. I wear the boots a lot lately, because they nearly fit to every outfit whether it’s a jeans, dress or a skirt, today they add a little bohemian feeling to the look. First I had a tiny complex to put the top on because I was unsure about my light hair in the mixture with a white top, I thought it would look weird, because of the missing contrast. But now I’m very glad I tried it, because I think it looks so much better than one year ago when i had my hair in a very yellow color. The top is one of the best choices in summer, even if it has long sleeves, but I really felt air-conditioned the whole day because of the high amount of cotton.

 

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Blouse – H&M

Skirt – Zara (on sale)

Bag – have2have, old

Shoes – Dr. Martens

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The Perfect Mascara – I Tested 18 Mascaras In 18 Days

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Who doesn’t know, the everlasting search for the perfect mascara. It all started for me, when I was approx. 12 years old and got in touch with mascara from my mum, for the first time. Since that, I think eyelashes are the most important when it comes to make-up. Some years ago I already found my holy Grail, unfortunately, this product is no longer in the assortment. Since that my search went on. However, why should I collect my experiences only for myself when I have a blog and can share it with you? In this post I’ll show you 18 different mascaras in the comparison.

Three It-Pieces One Outfit

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Oh I love it, when I accidentally upload a post with only pictures but no text.What could be more professional that a half-finished post? Irony off. Today i would like to talk about something else, because like you probably know I got a new camera + objective last week. So I did at least 5 photo shootings this week to try the cam and today you’ll se the first results! By the way I feel like everyone is outside for pokemon go and I’m just leaving the house for shootings.

Olympus Pen is the name of my new baby, I swear, this cam is a real beauty queen. I won’t tell you a lot about it yet, because I have a special post about the right blogger equipment for you soon. An outfit post stands and falls, as everybody knows, with the camera, or better said to the objective. This fdetermines decisively how the picture turns out. By the way, I still think it’s quite difficult to find the perfect camera because of all those words I don’t understand, especially that’s why I’m so glad to hold the perfect camera in my hands now.

Let’s talk about the outfit. Jeans skirts are definitely back since spring and i absolutely love them. Recently I discovered this one at Zara and it was love at first sight. Although I think the cut really nice, it is my first skirt like this, I always thought that pencil skirts won’t fit me at all. The bag is, by the way, also from Zara and I think it’s really cute but classy, particularly the detailed chain got me.

By the way, not only jeans skirts are a big thing in the fashion world right now, also strapless tops, dresses or jumpsuits. The stores are full with thus and I can’t complain. Cold Shoulder upper tops look always good and fit probably to everybody. Anyhow I think it’s somehow very ironic that I wear two trends, actually, three if the white chunky heels which were a big thing two years ago count, even if I’m always the one that talks bad about it pieces. But you know, it is always cool if the trends match to your personal style, nevertheless, you shouldn’t be directed by what the brands tell you to wear. This will also remain my motto.

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Top – H&M

Skirt – Zara

Bag – Zara

Shoes – Justfab, old

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