My Top 8 Essential Apps for Amazing Instagram Pictures

When I started my blog I also started my Instagram Account @abigirlx, which enabled me to post and share with my followers my adventures, looks and shenanigans in a more visual and immediate way. I felt it was important to try to uphold the high standard set by other fashion bloggers and beauty belles and to try and share beautiful pictures. But how to do this when I am taking photos with my I-Phone in a darkened room? And then my when I switch to my front camera to take a selfie my face is there like…


So here are some some of the Apps which I use to digitally enhance selfies, pics and make them more radiant and “Instagram” worthy, but they can be used for blogs too!

Number 1. Perfect 365 (Free)

Hands down the best App I have ever used. This is an absolute God send for any selfie and I can not recommend it enough! It is free, but if it was Β£10 I would still buy it and tell you all to do it too. This is a make-up and and photo digital enhancing App and is so easy to use it is unreal. You upload the picture and the App automatically scans your face and from your contours it pin points where your eyes are, your mouth, the edge of your face etc. (You can change these but it is pretty accurate). Then you can do pretty much anything to your face automatically. Choose the smile button and control how much you want your mouth to curve upwards, slim your face down, perfect skin and blemishes (automatically) without altering features, add color to your cheeks, change your lip stick shade, enhance your eye lashes and whitened your teeth. Trust me with this one you will have hours of fun πŸ˜‰

Before Perfect 365


After Perfect 365


Number 2. Magisto

If you are not a big fan of videos then you can skip this one. However although a bit complicated at first I have found this video editing app does is incredible. Choose different videos and pictures. Then pick a style, music (including your own track) and how long you want the combined presentation to be. Magisto then goes away and puts all the footage together (you don’t have to do anything) and when it is done, usually around 10 minutes, you will get a professional video montage just like magic. I love the way it adds an arty twist to videos and it means that I can upload a combination of smaller video snipets of different locations and moments in one post. Here is an example of the one it did with a few videos and pictures of mine of the Jean Paul Gautier exhibition in London!

Number 3. Delux FX ($0.99) & Number 4. After Light

Both these Apps are great if you want more filter choices and after leaks. Delux FX This does exactly what it says on the (paint) tin, it really does turn mediocre pictures into works of art. This App gives you a whole range of filters (77 to be exact) in addition to the ones which you already have on Instagram and and 55 overlays including light leaks and light and color enhancement ones. They have some great rainbow effects and just love the way my pictures look after using this App. After Light is great for light leaks and more vintage filters.

Before Filter


After Filter


Number 5. Camera Plus (Β£1.49)

This App is great for adding light to dark pictures or adding additional light without actually changing the brightness of it and fading the photos colour. I used this one when I went out with the girls and took a picture of our glowing drinks bottle and us behind it in the darkness. We didn’t come out, so I put the picture through After Light and all of a sudden the glow and the darkness was still there but now so were we! This App also has some great overlays where you can control the colour and the placing of the light leaks

Before Camera Plus


After Camera Plus


After Camera Plus

Number 6. Insta Size (Free)

This was one of the first ones I downloaded after getting Instagram because I couldn’t work out how to fit the whole picture on the scren as it couldn’t be shrunk and kept getting cropped. This adds a white boarder around your photo so that the whole of it can be seen when you upload it.

Number 7. Followers (Free)

This lets you see who has just followed you, who is following you and who has unfollowed you. This means that if people follow you so that you follow them back and then a few days later they unfollow you, then you know about it and it means you can unfollow them too! Mouhahha

Number 8. Get Likes (Free)

This is something which makes your pictures look more popular and could potentially get you on the popular page. You can buy likes through this app,but it also has a free version of getting likes. The App lets your log in and like other people’s pictures and for every 2 likes you give through this App, someone will give you one back for free. You can add your likes up and then claim them all at once or spread them over a few photos. You can choose how many and when you receive them.

So if you didn’t know about them already I hope these Apps help you create lovely pictures and to help grow your following that you deserve! πŸ™‚

Abi xxx

Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

20 thoughts on “My Top 8 Essential Apps for Amazing Instagram Pictures”

    1. Aww thank you so much for saying so, really that is so kind. I am so glad that you enjoy the blog and also I really hope that these apps help you get the best out of your pictures! πŸ™‚ let me know you manage to try any out what you think about them! πŸ™‚ Abi xxx


    1. Hahha thank you, glad you like the first pic! I looked online and little by little I found out about these apps. Also a friend told me about Camera Plus, the one which is good for dark photos. Hope that they will be of use to you too! πŸ™‚


    1. It is my pleasure and I am so glad that I could spread the word as I use these apps all the time. Great for the tips on VSCO cam and Snapseed as I haven’t head of those either. If you can let me know if you try the apps out what you think of them and I really hope that they will be of good use to you. All the best, Abi xxx


    1. Thank you so much for reblogging my post! I am so pleased that you enjoyed it and hope that it will help you and your readers with regards to photos and videos! πŸ™‚ Again I Really appreciate it! Best wishes, Abi xxx


    1. Aww thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award, really I feel so honored!:) I have had two other nominations which I received before passing the 500 follower mark so I will try to combine your nomination with theirs so that technically I can do still do it πŸ™‚ Again a really massive thank you and I am so glad that you enjoyed the pictures! Abi :))) xxxx


    1. Thank you so much for reblogging the post on the phone apps. I found it quite hard to find info online and so I thought it would be useful to share what I had found out with other bloggers πŸ™‚ I hope that they will be of use and I particularly recommend Perfect 365 for portraits and Deluxe FX for other pics! Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you thought about them and also if they helped you at all? Thanks again, and happy photo posting/editing πŸ˜‰ Abi xxx


    1. Aww great! I’m so glad you found the post useful! I found it quite hard to find information about decent apps for photo editing so thought it would help if I shared what info I had managed to gather. I really recommend perfect 365 especially for portrait editing and also Delux FX. Do feel free to let me know what you think of them if you get to use them, or even if you find anymore good ones πŸ™‚ All the best, Abi πŸ™‚ xxx


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