A good Instagram feed makes your life look amazing, even if that Oscar party you attended served macaroni and cheese on paper plates, but had a red carpet for you to get some serious Instagram-worthy snaps. And, there are apps that will help you step up your Instagram game so your feed looks even better. One thing a friend and I do when we're feeling blue is post photos to Instagram that make it seem like we're living a dream life in Los Angeles, when we're really sipping Prosecco while it's 107 degrees in the San Fernando Valley, and bemoaning those student loans we can't afford to pay.
Fortunately, it's fairly easy in L.A. to make everything seem super-fancy and exciting, especially for our friends back in Ohio and Maine. And, sometimes you really do sit next to Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing at a literary Salon hosted by Emma Roberts, Story and Soul, and Belletrist.
I do get to do cool stuff sometimes, like attend an advanced screening of the forthcoming movie Ingrid Goes West, which is all about the satire of Instagram versus real life, and all the things we do to make our online lives look fabulous while we're really scrolling through our phones while eating discount snacks from the gas station, which is pretty much my regular life versus the Jennifer Grey-Emma Roberts elbow rubbing.
Obviously, you know that Instagram is not real life (but, hey, doesn't it look like we're really at the Oscars?), which is why you can have some fun with your curated insta-life with the help of a few apps that will turn you into an Instagram all star.