4 Hashtag Creation Resources

Instagram Tips - 4 Hashtag Resources

Captions, Hashtags and Being Pun-Tastic

Sometimes [often times] I find myself having a creative block when it’s time to come up with effective hashtags and unique ways to caption my Instagram posts. Instead of spending hours trying to think of something catchy, a pun-inspired caption or lyrics related to my pic, I use the following blog posts to get my photos hashtagged and ready for viewers. Enjoy!

1. Instagram Hashtags for Bloggers That Will Triple Your Likes

I love this blogger since she’s local to Dallas – and also because her content is so creative, helpful and unique! This set of hashtags is perfect for bloggers or marketers alike that share images of travel, cooking, interior design, lifestyle, feminine and much more!

2. The 7 Best Instagram Hashtags for Business + 30 Niche Markets

This article helped me whenever I was writing about more niche topics such as product reviews. To get people interested in the product I was writing about, I needed to attract the audience that is already searching using these hashtags. This is also helpful for marketers wanting to promote their SEO or marketing business, fitness business, beauty business, real estate business, cooking business and so on! For me, it’s a go to whenever I’m looking for a shortened list of the top hashtags under a specific category.

3. The Most Popular Hashtags for Different Types of Bloggers

I love this article – specifically for my blog Instagram. This is my go-to for any “blog” related posts that I want to get more traffic to. Whether you cover lifestyle, fashion, beauty, travel, craft, food, fitness or photo topics, there’s plenty of hashtags to choose from in this easy to read list!

4. Hashtag Holidays for 2017

I found this today and am IN L O V E!!! This covers all of the fun, social-worthy holidays coming up in 2017 and includes the hashtag that goes with it. SHOUT OUT National Margarita Day this Wednesday…#TequilaInMyCup. && An even BIGGER bonus is you can link the Google Calendar they created so you will always know when a national holiday is around the corner!

Google + Blogs Are Your Best Friend

All of these articles I found through either A) Google or B) a blogger I subscribe to. I use the hashtags listed in each of these articles on a daily basis and it truly has helped grow my following. I hope this was useful and let me know if you know of any other articles floating around that share the secret the Instagram hashtag success!

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KYLIE Matte Lip Kit: Koko K & Kristen

Okay ya’ll – I have a confession. Clearly, you can see I caved and decided to try out not one, but TWO of Kylie Jenner’s lip colors: Koko K & Kristen. After trying both colors last night for the very first time, I have to admit that I am in LOVE with this product.



To be honest [brutally honest :)], when this line first launched, I thought it looked cheap and was just another scheme for the Kardashian family to generate income with their name attached to a product. But after testing the two colors and wearing Koko K all day today, I am definitely a believer in this product. I can’t wait to purchase more colors!

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Bravo’s New Show “Summer House” Causes Serious FOMO

I’m trying something new here. I want to talk about Bravo AKA my favorite [guilty pleasure] TV channel and their new show that I am currently obsessing over: Summer House.

It’s no secret that Bravo has some sort of strategic plan to take over the reality TV world with their well thought out, semi-scripted and brilliantly produced TV shows (shout out Andy Cohen!). And I’m one of the suckers who falls for it every. Damn. Time. After watching the first episode of this new millennial-targeted series, it left me feeling major FOMO (fear of missing out). I’ll be checking out AirB’N’B for summer houses in Austin later…

Let’s back up a second. I know what some people might be thinking. Bravo is trash TV. It’s a bunch of narcissistic women with too much time on their hands, looking to cause unnecessary drama just to make their otherwise non-exciting daily lives go by a little faster. And while I might partially agree with this opinion, I also find it very entertaining AND hilarious. Because to be honest, my life is pretty basic. I work a full-time digital marketing job, I work out sometimes, I cook, I like hanging out with my boyfriend, friends and family, I have a dog. And I guess I sometimes write blogs. But the intense drama isn’t a daily thing for me; so sometimes it’s exciting to stir the pot! (Real Housewives fans will like this one).

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St. Thomas: Travel Guide

As I write this post, I am truly at a loss for words (friends may find this hard to believe… somehow I always have something to say :X) But I really am having a hard time finding the words to describe the remarkable beauty we encountered throughout this entire trip. To explain the feelings I had upon departure of the island, my eyes quickly filled with tears as the taxi dropped us off at the Cyril E. King airport. I was saddened to put an end to a week full of exploring, relaxing, reconnecting with the earth around me, and simply clearing my mind in order to return home refreshed and refocused. After doing some research on Pinterest, Google and the traditional asking locals around town, I can confidently share what I feel to be a solid list of things to do in St. Thomas!

Get $300 To Visit The US Virgin Islands in 2017

YES!!! It’s true – visit any of the US Virgin Islands this year and get a free $300 to use on tours, kayaking, dive shops or anything that offers historical perspective on the islands.

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NuMe Lustrum Hair Wand – Review + First Time Using

Hi everyone~ I hope you had a lovely Christmas! My favorite time of the year, mostly because it means we’ll be trying out and playing with new toys! This Christmas I decided to gift myself with the amazing NuMe Lustrum hair wand. They were running a deal on Groupon – only $99 for the entire set. && guess what?!? It’s still on sale here! Naturally I had to buy it for myself, and I had to try it for the first time on the blog!

This YouTube video is a clip of me trying the NuMe Hair Wand for the FIRST TIME EVER  ~ so yes, I am not an expert at using the wand yet. BUT – that’s besides the point. I absolutely LOVE this wand. It comes with five separate attachments to match the five different moods you find yourself in on the reg (or maybe you only have one mood-that’s cool too!). The wand is hot enough to keep your hair curled all day with just a little hair spray. They also provide you with a glove so when you’re a newb like me, you don’t scorch your precious fingers on the iron because let me tell you, it’s not a cakewalk in the beginning.

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Digital Summit Dallas 2016: A Millennial’s Perspective + 8 Things All Marketers Should Know in 2017

The Digital Summit Dallas 2016 was simply awesome! So, I decided to talk about it.

DISCLAIMER – I filmed this clip at the end of Day 2 of the Digital Summit. I moved homes last week and after two long days attending a conference where my attention was demanded all day, the little wheels in my brain were slowing down. Or maybe it was the networking hour that got to me. You’ll never know.


I felt my video didn’t cover all of the wonderful things I discovered, therefore I’ve put together a quick little blog summary of the new things learned from the conference that all marketers in 2017 should know. Enjoy!

Digital Summit Dallas Recap
8 Things Marketers Should Know in 2017 – The Candid Millennial
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Fall Fashion On A Budget That Every Millennial Can Afford

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The tricky part about being a millennial is constantly being exposed to people’s lavish lifestyles via their instagram feeds and feeling some sort of FOMO around “why can’t I have that” or “why can’t I look like that” or “what’s his secret?”… I say NO more. Here are some ideas on how to rock fall fashion this year on a millennial budget!

Nothing gets me more excited than finding cute clothes that don’t equal a weeks or months worth of salary. Well, let me take that back. Yes! I like finding good deals and sharing them with everyone I can think of. But I get even MORE excited whenever I meet super cool motivated millennials who take their dreams and make them a reality. This fall fashion focused post was created in collaboration with a dear friend slash phenomenal photographer – Gernelle Nelson. Here’s a quick story about our collaboration:

It was a Sunday afternoon whenever I met Gernelle at her photography studio for the first time in downtown Plano. I brought about a dozen pieces of clothing with no clue which items I wanted to wear. Gernelle helped me pick the top 3 outfit choices and we went to work! She helped me feel at ease and did a really great job at getting me in the perfect poses. We took shots both inside her studio and outside on the historic streets of downtown Plano. I don’t think I’m a natural at getting my photos taken, but she is the first photographer that has truly made me feel like she could take my photos to the next level. The proof is below!

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The Miracle Lipstick That Stays On All Day


No. Frickin. Way.

That’s what I thought when a friend on Facebook added me to a group filled with photos of women with these GORGEOUS lips and promises of long lasting color – 12+ hours to be exact! This intrigued me because now that I’m in full adulting mode, I’ve been relentlessly trying to find the best lip colors for work and most importantly – color that LASTS.

“This can’t be actually be legit” & “This is just another pyramid scheme” & even WORSE..”No one even knows what this is” are all thoughts that ran through my head.  I quickly learned how wrong I was…

I like to think I can’t be sold, but who am I kidding?! I like trying new things once, just to get my feet wet, and then will come back for more if I like whatever it is that I tried. After several months of getting Facebook notifications from this group, I finally caved and took the bait. I ordered my first LipSense color. Watch my review below!

DISCLAIMER: I am not a beauty blogger; however – I do want to share content that is honest, authentic and non-bias. I don’t get paid to do my blog posts and I purchase the products I talk about. Click here to learn how to solve all of your non-lasting lipwear problems & purchase this FABulous product.

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#Winning On Instagram – Industry Secrets To Increasing Engagement


Currently, the social media channel that consumes half of my free time is Instagram with Snapchat just barely coming in second. But I’ve found that keeping up with the most recent social media channels can be almost as challenging as keeping up with the Kardashians. To avoid making yourself or your business look like an amateur on Instagram, I put together a list of my favorite tips that can help you become an Instagram pro!

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Prepless Porcelain Veneers: My Journey


Last week I completed the process of getting prepless porcelain veneers on my front four teeth. I am actually pretty excited to share my porcelain veneer journey, although some people might think “oh my gosh why is she telling the world she had work done?!!?!” but in all honesty, I’ve been an open book my entire life about many things and I don’t plan on closing the book anytime soon. I did a TON of research before moving forward with the procedure, and thanks to many of my fellow YouTubers, I felt much more prepared and confident in moving forward. If I can help just one person make a more educated decision, I have accomplished what I came here to do. Please keep negative comments to yourself and let me know if you have any questions about the process! I’m happy to help!

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