Things I Bought That I Love: Watermelon Phone Case (And Bonus Blog Pin)

Well, I’m obsessed. I decided I needed a watermelon print phone case after I saw Jenny Slate post a photo on Instagram of watermelons, because I am a very weird and easily influenced person. To be fair, she wrote that watermelons are “such a party,” which is a highly persuasive statement. Also: true.

So, I set out to find the perfect watermelon print phone case and found it in the PopDecor shop on Etsy. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see the phone case wrapped in a nice box… and with a comic-inspired pin that says “Why is my blog so sexy?”! I never knew I needed that pin but now I have it and that’s all that matters.



3 Free Apps to Improve Your Instagram Photos

Instagram and Twitter are my two favorite social media platforms. The more I’ve used Instagram, the more I’ve realized there’s an art to the best photos showing up in my feed.

Many popular bloggers and Instagrammers tend to put a lot of effort into taking great pictures for their followers. They work hard on creating an interesting composition; they make sure their photos of tons of natural light; and sometimes, they even use photo editing apps to highlight and improve their pictures.

Here are my three favorite free, super-easy-to-use, photo editing apps.

#1 – PS Express

For minor edits, I go ahead and use Instagram itself. But for larger photo edits, such as cropping and straightening, photo rotation, color correcting, and other things my photos may be in need of, I tend to prefer using PS Express. It’s like a light version of Photoshop right on your phone.

#2 – Pic Jointer

Sometimes, just posting one photo isn’t enough, but you may not want to inundate your followers with a stream of several photos. I ran into this a lot when I was on vacation. Pic Jointer can help you by offering various layout options for you to stick several photos into one simple collage. The interface is easy to use, too.

#3 – A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is a free app from the creators behind one of my favorite blogs. They have a beautiful set of photo filters—in the photo above, their filters were able to make the sunset from orange and blue to pink and purple—as well as a unique collection of handwritten doodles and text that can go on the picture as well. I’m typically not a huge fan of text overlays, but the ones offered by A Beautiful Mess are so cute, I don’t mind them.

What are your fave photo editing apps?