New Year, New Instagram accounts to follow!
I’d be lying if I didn’t say the lion’s share of Instagram accounts I follow are in-fact beauty, lifestyle and fashion bloggers.
There’s just something so much more personable and trustworthy about following bloggers over brands and media outlets.
I guess you could say they’re much like our own personal Instagrams, but more specific in terms of featuring photos of makeup, fashion or food that they’ve come across and want to share etc.
Being a blogger myself, I’ve compiled a list of my top 12 New Zealand bloggers you NEED to follow on Instagram this year:
Cass would have to be one of my favourite NZ beauty bloggers, namely because she posts the most BEAUTIFUL makeup and beauty photos. I find myself starring at her Instagram in awe of how gorgeous all her photographs are!
Not only is Hannah one of my good friends, but she is also a kick-ass babe who has all the determination and motivation in the world. I always look to TMG for my fix on health, fitness, beauty and style.
#tbt my fav look of 2015 thanks to @rebekahbanks ? A photo posted by The Modern Girl (@themoderngirl) on
Leonie is my own personal ‘blogging inspiration’ for a number of reasons – her Instagram content is always engaging, entertaining and just all-round visually stunning to look at!
Perfect camera for cool holiday snaps ? @instaxnz #instax #Hawaii #honolulufw #hawaiianairlines #beach #oahuvb A photo posted by The Style Insider (@thestyleinsider) on
If you’re planning your dream wedding, then you need to follow Megan’s Instagram pronto! Not only is she the loveliest, most beautiful girl (both inside and out) in the world, she also posts everything you’ll need to know in the lead-up to your big day.
An evening with @jimmychoo calls for a new #maurieandeve outfit from @lanaboutiquenz a visit to my favourite make-up artist, the gorgeous and talented @chantelle.e.lace_mua – love this beautiful, natural look she’s done for tonight. If you’re really lucky you might be able to secure her for your wedding this summer as she has a few dates left. #bobbibrown #britomart #remixjimmychoo A photo posted by Megan – She Said Yes (@shesaidyes) on
I’ve known these two gorgeous sisters for a few years now and can confidently say they are the most down-to-earth beauty bloggers in the country. Christel is a very talented and professional makeup artist, while Camille is the mastermind behind the camera!
@sephora honestly have the best #samples! Why don’t any of the stores in NZ do this?! I seriously can’t wait to try that Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask – I feel like it’d be perfect for those #Summer days where you’ve had just a little too much sun ?? A photo posted by makeuppernz (@makeuppernz) on
There is only one word for Christine’s Instagram: stunning. Everything from her photos to her quotes have been made with the uppermost effort and attention to detail. This pretty young lass is VERY talented at what she does!
?????? #flatlay #love #esteelauder #karenwalker #shopstyleconquer #christianpaulwatches #2016 #yes #ignz #nzblogger A photo posted by NZ Fashion & Lifestyle Blog (@rubyfearless) on
I’ve been following Amy’s Instagram for about a year now, and I love how refreshingly simple, yet beautiful her photography is. She would have to be one of NZ’s most followed bloggers, with over 57k followers.
My favourite kind of circle #fms_circle #fmsphotoaday #nespressomoments A photo posted by MyBelovedStyle (@missaimeefleur) on
Just like Christel and Camille from Makeupper, these two gorgeous girls are also sisters (dang I wish my sister would blog with me) who blog together. The photography that these two gems produce is just NEXT LEVEL – they also do vlogs together which are pretty choice to watch!
We’re in Melbourne!!! Had such a great day yesterday shopping with @tardaeda and @alex_taco1 ? P.S keep an eye on our channel, there may or may not be a vlogmas video coming soon ?? #melbourne #travel #americantourister A photo posted by Ellen Mackenzie (@shopstyleconquer) on
Angie’s Instagram showcases anything and everything pretty that catches her eye! There’s absolutely everything from fashion to beauty, to food and flowers. She’s been in the blogging game for quite some time now and knows her stuff!
Gotta make the last day of the holidays count. #food #foodie #holidays #instadaily #instamood #instagood #instapic #igers A photo posted by Angie Fredatovich ? (@gurlinter_upted) on
If you’re looking for your daily dose of #fitspo and #cleaneating, then this is the account for you! Millie posts a variety of food and fitness photos, recipes and inspirational quotes to keep you going.
This is my go to meal, majority plant based with some chicken, good fats, medicinal spices like tumeric and @j3avocado oil on top of tzatziki ? i like to portion out my food like this, I could eat this all day every day….tag a friend that would smash this ??? #InAndAroundMyMouth
A photo posted by Recipes & Food Inspo (@cleaneatznz) on
This pretty young lady is SERIOUSLY good at doing her makeup! I particularly love her lipstick shots – they are beyond perfect. She is definitely one-to-watch this year!
It doesn’t get much more classic than MAC Ruby Woo! ?❤ #bbloggers #nzbloggers #laniloves #instabeauty #instamakeup #instaglam #lipstick #lipsticklover #lipstickaddict #lips #lipstickjunkie #lipstickswatch #rubywoo #matte #mattelipstick #red #redlips #redlipstick #maccosmetics #mac A photo posted by Lani (@lanilovesblog) on
If you’re looking for ‘no bullshit’ beauty reviews – look no further than Hyacinth Girl! HG is my absolute go-to when I want a brutally honest opinion on a product before I decide to purchase. Not only is Morgan absolutely stunning herself, but her photography and makeup skills are pretty damn fine as well!
Edit note: I know this post says ’12 kiwi bloggers’, but there’s actually 13.
Incase you’re not already following this absolute STUNNER of a girl, let me introduce to you, the beautiful and highly talented…. Stacey Banfield from Painted Lips!
This beauty has come a looonngggggg way over the past year. She now has over 16.5K followers on Instagram and her makeup is ALWAYS on point.
If you’re looking for even MORE accounts to follow, just check out who I’m following on Instagram at @beautylustnz – the list is endless!
I wish I could’ve made this ‘the top 100 NZ bloggers to follow’ – but hey, I’m lazy and it would’ve literally take me DAYS to sort through all the amazingly talented NZ blogger accounts out there.
Who are your fave NZ bloggers to follow on Instagram? Comment with their usernames below!