Hey hey guys! Yay! I just reached 25.000 followers on Instagram so I thought this would be a good
time to tell you about my tips and tricks for Instagram. I always like reading these articles myself
so why not share some of my own tips? Enjoy and if you have anything to share, any tip or trick,
let me know!


1. Use daylight when you take pictures with your phone. First of all and most importantly your
pictures will be a lot sharper when shot in daylight! Lighter pictures are easier to edit and have a better
effect on people!

2. Take pictures from above. I shoot all my detailed pictures from above. This has a cuter look and
feel to it and gives a clearer overview of what you want to show instead of taking a picture from the side.
Especially if you want to show a couple of items I suggest taking pictures from above.instagram tips
3. Try to keep your pictures in the same style for a nice Instagram timeline and overview.
A different style of pictures will look messy and it will be less appealing for people to follow you.
Try using the same filter for your next 15 pictures and see how good your overview will look.
Your Instagram overview is the first thing that catches people’s eye so it better be good!

The best apps:

1. Afterlight. Every blogger I know can’t live without Afterlight. This apps offers every filter,
every light effect and basically everything you need to make your picture look pretty.

2. VSCO Cam. I prefer the filters of VSCO cam over most Instagram filters. My favorite filter is F2.

3. Camera 360. Guys, this is THE selfie app. There’s an option which is called magic skin that
makes your skin flawless within one touch and many more options to have a breathtaking selfie ;-).

instagram tips and tricks

Get followers:

1. Use hashtags. When I just started out on Instagram I used hashtags quite a lot. This way you get people
to see your pictures who have the same interest as you. If you’re into healthy food and use #healthyfood
you’ll probably get noticed by people who are looking for inspiration. Don’t overdo hashtags though, you
don’t want to loose followers by placing 40 hashtags under your pictures and invading someone’s
Instagram timeline!

2. Get featured. For me this has been the most important one. As a blogger there are always accounts who
give you the opportunity to get featured. Whether it’s a really big food inspiration account, a big fashion
brand that features bloggers or an account that’s purely based on featuring people and selecting the best
images. For me ootdmagazine, Lookbook, ilovefashionbloggers and one of my favorite brands Boohoo have
giving me awesome features which helped me grow my following.

3. Comment on pictures you like. When I started out on Instagram I frequently looked up some hashtags
I was interested in, for instance #fashionblogger, and checked a lot of pictures I could find under that
hashtag. If I would find a picture I really liked I would leave a nice comment. Big chance people will check
out your Instagram and like back or follow you if they like your account!

That’s it! I hope you learned something and enjoyed reading this post! Of course don’t forget to follow
me on Instagram ;-). Big kiss, N.

Disclaimer: All pictures are mine except from the top one which is courtesy of Wishwishwish


  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Alexandra Aimee

    These are great tips! I can’t wait to try out all these aps.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Choco ChipChic

    love this post!! very helpful

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Shyree Rose

    Great tips! Downloading the apps now.

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Great post, really helpful. I’ll use some of your tips πŸ™‚ xx

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    this post is sooo useful !!! thank you for it !! πŸ™‚

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Wat een leuke tips thanks!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Paula Fleur

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Danai Vorgia

    Goede tips!

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Hi Noor!
    My name is Anna and I’m following you on Instagram and Bloglovin’. I love your style and pictures you share, so so good! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks a lot for this great post and sharing the tips on how to make an Instagram account more appealing. For me this was a great source of inspiration and important info, since I’ve started quite recently to run my own blog (Ann-a-porter) and have all these questions in my head πŸ˜‰ So great to read your experience!
    Have a nice day and greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! ;-*

    • Reply June 6, 2014

      Queen of Jet Lags

      Hi Anna! Thanks so much for your kind words, you have such a good name to remember, I always see your name pop up on Instagram and Bloglovin’, love it. Good luck with blogging babe, hope you enjoy it as much as I do! xxxx

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Savannah Giersthove

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Britt Vissers

    Leuk artikel, thanks voor de tips Noor!! En congrats met je 25k natuurlijk!!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Grace Cottrell

    Great advice, a lot of my pictures end up a little grainy so I will be trying out these tips!

    – Grace

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Lauraline Mathevet

    Great tips !! Thank you !! β™₯

    Love, xxx

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Hele fijne tips ! Ik ga zeker die apps downloaden πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Meg Mookaht

    Great post! I’m just updating to IOS 7 (I know, I’m so late on the bandwagon!) but I can’t wait to install these new apps!
    Lots of love,

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Marsya Jauzi

    Great tips !!! Will use it ! good post as always and congrats for reaching 25K followers.! <3 xo

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Joyce IJpelaar

    Geweldige tips! Ga ze zeker opvolgen.. Dankjewel

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Wolf In the City

    I really need this. I’ve been looking to expand my Insta.
    Thanks, Noor!

    Jess | |

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    charlotte samantha

    love all these tips! Great post, thankyou πŸ™‚

    Charlotte //

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Great tips!

    Much Love, M

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    New LUx

    This is great! Love all of your tips!!!

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  • Reply June 5, 2014

    arielle q.

    these are so great! especially for the instagram illiterate like me. thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Thank you for the nice tips! I will try them out:)


  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Great tips! x

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Love all of the tips!! xx

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Hollie Barber

    thank you for the tips – a really helpful post πŸ™‚

  • Reply June 5, 2014


    Awesome post! Thank you! I’ve been meaning to up my Instagram game for a while now πŸ™‚



  • Reply June 5, 2014


    great tips!



  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Naomi Kam

    Very useful tips, thanks x

  • Reply June 6, 2014


    Nice tips, thank you!!! Are those apps only for iPhone users??

  • Reply June 6, 2014


    This was soo helpful, thank you very much! I downloaded all the apps you recommended and I will try them out πŸ™‚

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Jordana Ripp

    Great tips lady!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Jessica Rose

    I have pinned this in my *useful info for life* board…great tips…looking to buy the Iphone 5s….;))

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Dominica C

    thanks for sharing !

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    yael steren

    Thanks so much for this post! I haven’t been using any hashtags and after reading this post, I will definitely start to! xo

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Grace Denny

    Some great ideas. I use hashtags but never even thought to start commenting under others photos!

    XO, G from grace’d

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Stephanie Canham

    What a great post. Thanks for the tips. Already added the apps!!!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Lynn Tabbara

    Good tips! I really like them!

    L, xo.

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  • Reply June 16, 2014


    Yeah! Great tips, i just followed Lookbook, Boohoo, etc. and will definitely try them out :)) Love your blog btw,

    Maria P.

  • Reply July 1, 2014

    Fifi Tindall

    This is such a useful post – and I’ve actually learnt quite a bit from it!

    Great idea and very informative

    Fifi x

  • Reply July 1, 2014

    Nefer Re

    This was so helpful
    Please continue to share your gems of wisdom with us πŸ™‚

  • Reply July 18, 2014


    I’ve never heard of Afterlight before. Will check it out!

  • Reply July 25, 2014

    Jessica Kalani

    great post! such good tips for new apps to try! xoxo

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  • Reply October 22, 2015

    Lovey Fleming

    Beautiful thank you so much! I will be trying ALL of your tips!

    Much love~


  • Reply October 25, 2015

    Kim Phi

    Thanks for sharing! X

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  • Reply December 8, 2016

    Kurt Moser

    Thank you for sharing! I see you said about apps and I’d like to ask you about apps that help to get more followers. What do you think about them? Are they good tools that make life easier or they must be forbidden at all? I mean apps that find real followers like zen-promo (.com?) I don’t remember. My brother uses that a lot and always speak about it. Apps that make fakes and bots must be shut down cuz’ they don’t do anything helpful. My point is that with them you can find right people that will share your interests and you can build strong community. Without them you need ages to achieve such results. What do you think? Thanks

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