Below are a few of my favourite Instagram accounts to follow for lifestyle tips. From healthy food to fitness, skincare & beauty to mental health awareness, these accounts are all aesthetic, helpful and informative.
I created @FlavourandMisbehaviour in the middle of lockdown. Cooking has always been my passion, but I thought this would be the perfect time to capture everything I make and note down the recipes, whilst I have the time. 5 months later and I’m still thoroughly enjoying posting my recipes, especially as I know people are trying to recreate them. I love spending hours in the kitchen, but in the evening I like meals to be quick and simple and share my cooking hacks so my followers can rustle up something delicious without the hassle.
Everything I make is packed full of goodness, cutting down on unnecessary calories whilst maximising flavour. My goal is to keep sharing, have more people making my recipes, more brands reposting my content when I use their ingredients and inspire people to find joy in food like I do!
Fitnesswithfifi promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle, where I share the experience and knowledge I have gained through my training as a PT and nutrition specialist, to help my followers on their own journeys. My goals for this platform are to help change people’s perspective on body image, focusing on feeling good above anything else, to show there are easy ways to move to having a more active lifestyle and to help people not get caught up in damaging health fads that are so prevalent online. Running is a huge passion of mine so features heavily, and I started from being inactive 6 months ago which I feel is a situation lots of people find themselves in, and I want to share my experience in how running has made me a happier and healthier person.
I started Mind Over Maddy in 2019 after I’d hit rock bottom at the end of 2018. As I slowly started to come back to being ‘me’ again, I realised the importance of being more open about my mental health. Before I started the account, I rarely spoke about mental health – in general or my own. But once I started posting about it online and to strangers, and getting the verification that I was not the only one to feel this way, I began to feel more confident to talk to my friends and family about how I was feeling. A year and a half later, I have a following of 500 and have been approached by so many people I know in real life to talk about their mental health, something they had also previously kept quiet about. I post about a variety of things: sometimes it’s more general posts about what you can do to help your mental health, sometimes it’s more personal and about me, and sometimes it’s just things to brighten someone’s Instagram feed. Instagram is full of so many bright, shiny people and this gives our generation the unrealistic expectation of 24/7 happiness – something I also try to prove wrong through my account. My main goals for the account have always been to raise awareness, spread acceptance and stop the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and mental health.
I founded The Little Lifestyle Guide in April this year, when we were amidst our first COVID lockdown. I have always been passionate about beauty, skincare, wellness and fashion and wanted to share my passion with others, and hence The Little Lifestyle Guide was born. My page includes lots of skincare and beauty reviews currently, and I am working towards sharing more about my style and wellness advice in the future. My goal for the page is to continue to successfully share my knowledge with others and for my audience to benefit from the advice I offer. Having suffered with poor skin when I was younger, I have experienced first hand the effect bad skin has on one’s confidence. I want to share my advice with others, who may be lacking confidence in the same way I was, and ultimately I would like all of my followers to be happy in their own skin as beauty is not defined by the appearance of someone’s skin, but rather beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.