Are you in an Instagram funk? While we love seeing what loved ones are up to and getting a peek into the lifestyles of our favorite celebrities, thoughtlessly scrolling can feel a little unproductive.
Following health and beauty gurus who provide helpful, inspiring content can break up the monotony and empower you try try new recipes, purchase an outfit outside of your comfort zone, or amp up your workouts.
Not sure who to follow? Check out our 7 favorites!
Our Colorado-Based Faves
1. Fashionista, skincare lover, & Frenchie fan @emmawlker
Scrolling through @emmawlker’s Instagram is a visual adventure, full of vibrant outfits, product reviews, and adorable shots of her French Bulldog Stella. Her fashion blog, With a City Dream, is home to round-ups of trends, videos of her latest clothing hauls, and reviews of popular skin, beauty, and fashion brands.
2. @paleomg serves looks and tasty recipes, beauty tips, & more
Juli Bauer Roth, the brain behind the @paleomg brand, is a blogging and Instagramming powerhouse. From her beautifully crafted, paleo-friendly recipes to her tips, tricks, and routines for looking and feeling healthy and gorgeous, Juli’s Instagram, site, and podcast have a little something for everyone.
3. @fitwhiskeygirl is #fitspo goals
Doing your best is more important than being the best. This is a tough one to remember some days, isn’t it? I’ve wanted to be the best since I was 5 years old, dammit! 😜 Now older (41), wiser and with lots of good, bad and ugly life experience, I live by you vs. you. Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to anyone. It’s a sure fire way to feel less than – and just as bad – to feel better than the next person. Fuck that! So focus on your side of the street and what you can control. Day by day. Choice by choice. Keep it simple, mind your own business, work hard and stay strong. ❤💪🏼 . . . . . . . #keepitsimple #doyourbest #youvsyou #strongisbeautiful #strongereveryday #fitnesstrainer #fitgirlsinspire #arms #workharder #fitnessbody #strongbody #lululemon photo cred :: @jordanquinnphoto
Not only does Amy Marolf of @fitwhiskeygirl provide fitness and nutrition advice, plans, and recipes, she is also incredibly motivational. We love seeing her beautiful smile and reading her uplifting words when we scroll through instagram. Bonus: her healthy recipes are typically delicious and totally approachable.
4. @leah_behr: real estate agent by day, fashion blogger by night
Between Leah Behr’s stunningly muted-tone Instagram feed to her Eat Pray Wear Love lifestyle and fashion blog, the health and beauty conscious will have tons of great tips, tricks, and trends to pour over. While looking as fab as she does is a career unto itself, she spends her days helping Coloradans find their dream homes as a real estate agent. Work it!
5. @shutthekaleup is all about great food & authentic dialogue
sunday morning food: peanut butter + banana bread cookies is pretty much what these are 😏 soft, chewy deliciousness with a lil crunch! recipe for a good day- 2 ripe bananas 1/2C + 1Tbs coconut flour 1C @sproutedflour sprouted oats 1/4C maple syrup 1tsp @ferm.farm vanilla paste (or vanilla extract) 1/2C @georgiagrinders pb 1/2tsp @bobsredmill baking powder 1tsp baking soda dash of cinnamon + pink salt EXTRA’s: crushed organic raw peanuts and coconut flakes how to: mash bananas in a big bowl with a fork and throw in the rest of the ingredients minus the crushed peanuts and coconut. mix well then fold over the 🥜🥥👌🏽 bake at 350 for about 12 minutes or so. makes 16 but feeds 3 hungry humans 👪 minimal ingredients ✔real food ✔on the quick ✔major hit! off to spend the day with my boys and friends! wishing everyone an awesome sunday! #shutthekaleup #realfood
Jeannette Ogden of @shutthekaleup serves up real food and real talk—and we love getting a glimpse into her life in Orange County. On top of sharing delicious, good-for-you dishes, she is open about the realities of her life as a wife and mother who has had her ups and downs.
6. @collectionofvials has the 411 on beauty & skin
Happy #SelfcareSunday! In bed with the @PrioriSkincare Hydrofill Masque and a good book. #PrioriPartner • I’m using the #Priori mask today because my skin has been feeling a bit ragged from the weather. The #AdaptiveSkincare reads the needs of your skin in real time and replenishes, hydrates and protects your skin when you need it most, which is pretty cool. The mask keeps hydration in and free radicals out. • ✨ 2% LCA Complex: aids with multi-layer skin renewal ✨ Sericin and Algae: provides deep moisturization ✨ Vitamin A, C, E and Pro-A: fights environmental damage
@collectionofvials, run by NYC beauty blogger Stephanie Zheng, is the perfect page to peruse if you’re a beauty and skincare fan. Stephanie reviews popular brands, highlights her favorite products, and shares snippets of her life with the world. She also has an adorable hedgehog who occasionally makes an appearance (and is sure to brighten up your feed!).
7. @anniemescall proves you don’t have to give up fashion when you’re pregnant
Baby C had a checkup this morning. She’s kicking and has a strong heartbeat…💗💗 We have a huge appointment next month to test if I have Gestational Diabetes and to see if I’m officially diagnosed with Placenta Previa. Praying for the best results. #liketkit http://liketk.it/2vAyP @liketoknow.it #momlife #23weekspregnant #pregnancy #ltkbump
Maternity wear isn’t all just mumus and stretchy pants, which is showcased by Annie Mescall’s Instagram. When this hot mama isn’t busy raising her adorable son and anticipating the arrival of her daughter, she’s a Houston-based fashion and lifestyle blogger who’s steady childhood diet of Vogue and Elle gave her a passion for fashion.
Who are some of your favorite Instagrammers? We’ve love to give them a follow!