How I Edit My Blog & Instagram Pictures

How I Edit My Blog & Instagram Pictures
The photography part is definitely my absolute favourite part in the progress of creating new content for my blog. Even though it can get quite frustrating sometimes I also find it soo satisfying when the outcome is just as I imagined it to look!
Of course editing the pictures plays a huge part in the whole process and it actually took me quite a while to find a program/app that works well for me and offers all the tool that I need to edit my pictures in the style I want.
The problem in this whole thing was that most bloggers that I follow use Lightroom to edit their pictures and as I was not willing to pay for it, I had to keep searching for a similar one, and I think I have finally found a website that works just perfectly for me!
How I Edit My Blog & Instagram Pictures


I´ve tried myself through a whole lot of different free editing programs and the one that I always went back to and been using since easily a year or more now is BeFunky.
I´ve always found it hard to control how much of an effect you want to have on your pictures or it was really hard to keep your pictures looking natural and not overly done. Like for example you want to make your pictures brighter, and some programs just add that very weird looking grey film over it, and stuff like that was soo frustrating to me, haha.
With BeFunky I don´t have any of these problems. It took me a while to find a good selection of tools to make my pictures look the way they do now and I also think that I´ve finally mastered to figure out how much I need of each tool to make my pictures look how I like (actually really adore) them!
The tools that I use are...

Sharpening Tool - Even though I already get quite sharp pictures with my camera alone, I like to add some more sharpness manually to make them like crispy sharp haha. When you click on this tool it automatically adds 20% sharpness which I find is totally enough, sometimes I go up to 30% but never more than that
Color - I´ve only recently discovered this tool and it literally has changed my picture game to the better - like I swear it´s my life saver sometimes. As you can tell by its name, this tool will help you with the colours of your photos. I like to up Saturation to about 7. Saturation will make the colours in your picture more intensive which is just amazing if I have to brighten my pictures up a lot, that way I can kinda even it out a bit. Then I also really like to use Temperature. Before I used it to make my photos look basically white but now I like to use it to add a bit of warmth to it. I vary between 1-3 which works really well for my style.
Exposure - And lastly I add the finishing touches by turning up the Brightness to 10-20 depending on the brightness of my picture. Then add Contrast to 15, not sure of the affect of it but I guess it also makes my pictures a bit more intense. If the brightness has made my pictures not bright enough yet I add a bit of the Highlights - but only really about up to 5 as with this one you can really make your pictures totally unnatural.

Here you can see the before and after of the picture to this post - where I used all of the tools above:


Now we come to what I use to edit my Instagram picture. I had this app on my phone for ages before actually getting into it and understanding how to use it. Inthefrow´s pictures got me motivated and excited to use this app more frequently and properly - cause let´s be her instagram feed is absolute goals. I love this app to bits as it´s just super easy, has sooooo many tools and options that you can play around with. I recently found myself just uploading random pictures to it and playing around with different editing styles and the results are literally out of this world!
Here you can see what I mean, just look how intense the colours got and how sharp and good the quality is. Just for your information, I took this picture with my phone through a quite dirty window of one of these sightseeing buses. I don´t think you would expect that after I´m done with editing.

I use the following tools...

Tune - It´s the one on the upper left corner on the tool page and there you can adjust things like brightness, contrast, saturation, ambiance, temperature, etc.. How much I use of each of these things always varies on the quality of the picture. I always try around and see how I like it the most.
Details - Here I adjust the Structure to about 20 and the Sharpness to 15, it still looks very natural then but you get a clear and sharp image
Spot Repair - I love this tool! If you have a blemish or you didn´t notice your photo background was dirty you can just paint over it with this tool and it will dissapear perfectly. Again it´s something you have to play around with to get the hang of it, but once you do, you´ll love it! 

What do you use to edit your pictures?




Coach Fragrances - Classic & Floral

Coach Fragrance
Coach Fragrance
Who doesn´t love a heavenly smelling, unique fragrance? I definitely do and am always on the hunt for a new one I can keep sniffing, recommend to my friends and family and overall just make it my very own unique scent.
Well, I found exactly two fragrances from a brand that is quite new to the market of perfumes - Coach
You might know this brand more for their bags, or just generally their leather ware, but some time ago they launched fragrances - I can tell you one thing about them already, they are FAB!

The bottles resemble the typical design of their products, you get a really simple yet kinda classy and luxurious looking bottle - according to the motto less is more.
Formed into the glass is the Coach Logo, which I find looks really cool as you can see right away from which brand this perfume is, without it being too obvious and over the top.
Another thing that I found really cool, is that the sprayer looks exactly the same as the buckles of their bag, I really love how thoughtful and detailed even the bottles were designed.

I first got introduced to their perfumes at a Blogger event last year, and since then I haven´t used any other perfume - even though I did and still have some half used perfumes on my vanity...


"Inspired by the spontaneous energy and downtown style of New York City"
 Their first fragrance was inspired by NYC, where Coach was founded, and so is also kinda something really special for them, I believe.
With the ingredients of this scent they kinda tried to hold onto their main product range - leather.
So for the base scent they choose a suede musk, don´t think that this fragrance smells a lot like that though, it does have a really light leathery scent to it, but with the Turkish Rose and Raspberry that were also added, it has a really gorgeous scent - a bit fruity, a bit rosy and a bit of leather makes a really nice mixture. I find it really comfortable to wear, as it´s not a heavy scent that will be the only thing you smell for the whole day, but it´s more like something that fades away a bit but people around you will easily be able to smell it when you move around or pass by.
This fragrance is the first one I got compliments for, and jesus did I get a lot of compliments.
I first had the 30ml bottle, before I was kindly gifted the 90ml bottle, so I gave the smaller one to my mum and she wears it daily! Same as my sister who even already purchased this perfume already.
It´s definitely a big hit in our family!

All in one, this fragrance is a timeless scent, that you can either wear in the summer or in the winter, it just fits perfectly and gives you a really unique and lovely scent.

Coach Fragrance

Floral - their newest addition

Just recently they brought out the spring/summer edition fragrance and oh my god I love it!
I´m generally someone who likes sweet, feminine fragrances more than anything, and so this one was something I was really excited about as I already loved their classic fragrance so much.
I was absolutely not dissapointed!
This perfume is inspired by Coach´s signature Tea Rose collection (find here), starting from the packaging and the bottle tag with those cute little flowers on, which you can find on every single item of the said collection, to the absolute gorgeous flowery scent of this fragrance.
I find this is soo comfortable to wear, cause you know those perfumes, where you kinda always think it might smell too strong and just not nice to smell all day round - well this is definitely a scent that is easy to wear and actually stays on during the whole day!
Now that I´ve mentioned about a hundred times how good it smells, I´ll tell you what makes the perfume smells so good.
As a base they choose crystal musk, and on top sambac jasmine and pineapple sorbet.
I find it has a quite musky scent, yet is kinda sweet and fresh smelling and so is all in one a very chic and elegant feminine perfume.
I´ll surely wear it throughout the whole summer, as it just adds that special something to a cute summer outift and ambience.

Coach Fragrance
Most of the times when new perfumes are being released, there are also bodycare products coming with them - which I never really get around to trying, until now.
This shower gel was also gifted to me and it smells divine! Exactly like the their classic fragrance.
I don´t use it everyday, as I´d rather safe it for special occassions, haha.
It´s texture is not creamy at all but rather an actual gel, which has a very strong scent at first but once you wash it off again it becomes a lot lighter and so lovely! I actually doubt you´ll need to put on perfume after using this product in the shower.

Have you tried the Coach Fragrances before? What kind of perfume do you prefer to wear? Flowery, fruity or something more musky?

- This post contains PR samples -
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