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Of all of the apps on my phone, Instagram is {still} my favorite. I mean, it’s basically an addiction at this point. Aside from introducing me to an awesome community of girls {I’m looking at you, TIU team and BBG girls!}, innumerable adorable pets, dream vacation destinations, and meals that can only be described as gorgeous, IG has also served me as an excellent product discovery platform. It makes sense–I’ve found a few gems via Instagram over the last three years or so: Triangl Swimwear, Kayla Itsines, Frank body scrub, Quest bars, and Project 7 birthday cake gum just to name a few–and while it has admittedly grown increasingly difficult to identify what has organically reached notoriety and what companies are carefully promoting via ‘gram influencers, the more you scroll and the more times you see real pictures of cool things pop up, the more you tend to want them. Here are a few things that Instagram currently has me coveting.

Dirty Lemon

{Via Dirty Lemon.}
{Via Dirty Lemon.}

Don’t get it twisted–the idea behind Dirty Lemon’s “detox” involves the addition of their special raw, cold-pressed beverage without the subtraction of actual food. The drink is made of lemon juice, dandelion extract, ginger root extract, filtered water, and activated charcoal, which the Dirty Lemon team suggests will help to “calm the stomach, flush out the kidneys, and trap impurities before they can be absorbed by the body.” Of course, it helps that their drink sounds like it would taste ah-mazing and that their IG feed is totally gorgeous. Check them out @dirtylemon.

The Fox Tan

{Via The Fox Tan.}
{Via The Fox Tan.}

If you’ve been following TSB for awhile now, you’re probably already aware that I’m a definite fan of the occasional faux tan. The Fox Tan, however, is all about achieving an actual sun-kissed glow–something that becomes quite clear when you scroll through their bikini-babe-covered Instagram collage. The company offers a tanning elixir and a tanning spray, both featuring natural amino acids and carrot extract designed to make you deeply bronzed in no time at all. Is it super healthy? Probably not {they don’t contain sunscreen or any actual coloring agents that would make legitimate tanning unnecessary,} but it IS free of parabens, palm oil, and mineral oil…and TBH everyone craves a kiss of sun from time to time. Find out more @thefoxtan.

The Beach People “Original Roundie”  Beach Towels

{Via The Beach People.}
{Via The Beach People.}

From the moment I first laid eyes on The Beach People’s circular, blanket-style beach towels, I was in love. I have a total style crush on their bold prints, atypical shape, and giant size…all things that make for an absolute beach essential. {They also look cool in bathrooms, on living room floors, and poolside, which, considering their ~$100 price tag, is definitely a good thing.} Since starting their company three years ago, the Australian sisters behind The Beach People have branched out into “luxury beach products”, but their Roundie towels are definitely the stand-out item. Oh, and it’s highly likely that since their Instagram is covered with so many chill, artistic, ocean and nature pics, that you’ll probably forget that they’re selling you anything at all, and will just be impressed by their scenic and beautiful life. Check them out @thebeachpeople.

The ‘Ty-Lite’ lighted iPhone case

{Via TyLite.}
{Via TyLite.}

Anyone who has watched a single episode of America’s Next Top Model can tell you that finding your light is everything, and Beyonce’s makeup artist Ty Hunter has created a phone case designed to help you do just that. While I can totally admit that an illuminated phone case designed specifically to help you take more attractive selfies is completely and totally ridiculous, I can also admit that I kind of want one. The $80 accessory features a strategically-placed ring of LED lights that wrap around the perimeter of the case, working hand-in-hand with your front-facing selfie cam to give you the perfect lit-from-within glow. You can even adjust lighting modes depending on your activity and/or location. Aaaand it looks cool, so there’s that too. Check it out @tyliteofficial.

GLO Turmeric Face Scrub

{Via GLOScrub.}
{Via GLOScrub.}

Winter skin tends to need a little extra TLC, so an all-natural beauty solution like GLO’s turmeric face scrub is particularly appealing at this time of year. One peek at their super-chic Instagram {see: cute quotes, snaps of their minimalist packaging, and orange-faced selfies from fangirls} and you’ll want in on it, too. Made from a blend of coconut oil, vitamin e, sea salt, cane sugar, chickpea flour, and turmeric, the scrub is said to help target acne, rosacea, scars, and even temper unwanted hair growth. Oh, and turmeric has also been known to even out skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and keep everything tight, supple, and vibrant. Killer, right? GLO also happens to be vegan and cruelty free. Find them @gloscrub.

Colourpop Cosmetics

{Via Colourpop.}
{Via Colourpop.}

Colourpop, a two-year-old, LA-based cosmetic company has been getting a ton of press lately, thanks largely in part to a rumor that Kylie Jenner’s infamous “lip kit” is made up of repackaged ColourPop goodies. Unlike traditional beauty companies, Colourpop made the decision to market their products exclusively on social media, and–spoiler alert–it’s working wonders. While there’s some controversy associated with the label’s carefully-curated feed, I’m a fan of the brand’s low price point, reasonably large product catalog, and {allegedly} high quality beauty offerings. IG influencers, celebrities,  makeup artists, and normies alike seem to agree since ColourPop has amassed 1.6 MILLION IG followers. Find them @colourpopcosmetics.

Waist trainers

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You know how sometimes you can’t stand a song the first time you hear it, but after you hear it 100 more times,  it kinda starts to grow on you? I fear that repeated social media exposure to the waist trainer phenomenon has had a similar effect on me. Waist. Trainers. Are. EVERYWHERE. This has started to make me curious. It’s morbid curiosity, and obviously I know better, I’m curious all the same. A girl can only see so many photos of neon rubber corsets and ultra-whittled waistlines, you know? I’m kind of kidding, but also kind of not. Help.

Are you IG-inspired? Have you ever purchased products after seeing them on Instagram?

xx,

Liza

4 comments on “Insta-Crush: IG-Sourced Stuff I Want to Try”

  1. YES I love this post! I bought EcoTan off Insta and LOVE IT! I also bought the Candy Lipz and LOVE THAT TO but I am pretty weary on what I buy and really dig deep to find the non sponsored promotional reviews! Thanks for sharing xo C

    • Ahh, Courtney, I’m so glad someone can relate to using IG as a shopping source 🙂 I feel like if you’re able to weed through the paid/promotional stuff, you can find some great stuff. Also, oh my gosh, I’ve been lusting over EcoTan! So glad to hear it lives up to the IG hype!! ♡

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