Author: courtzemke

How to Create A Beautiful Instagram Aesthetic with One App

If you know me well, you know I’m allllll about the Instagram aesthetic – I’m actually OCD about it. I obsess over the way a photo looks on my feed to the point where no matter how much I like the photo or enjoyed the moment, I just won’t post it. For instance, nighttime photos – nope, never going on my feed. This probably sounds crazy but I promise, the obsession brings me a lot of joy.  Instagram is my creative outlet. This photo for instance is the hotel pool bar in Jamaica and I recently posted it to balance out the warm tones with cool blue tones in my feed. We really enjoyed the pool bar BUT if I’m being 100% honest, I needed a photo with bright blue tones and this one was the money shot. The only way you can see your feed before you actually post a photo is to download another app to plan it in advance. There are a lot of apps that do this, but one of my favorite apps is called …

Morning Beauty Routines

It’s been difficult getting up lately. The cold, dark mornings don’t help and I’m longing to see the sun and feel its warmth. Once my feet do finally hit the floor, I walk downstairs and drink a huge glass of water and do a quick meditation to set my mind. There are a few things I look forward to after that, but one of them is applying all of my favorite beauty items. Here are some of my latest favorites: BEAUTY FAVS Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea Exuviance Daily Resurfacing Peel CA10 Pads Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E Potent-C Power Eye Cream Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel End with a 3-4 minute frozen Jade Roller session.