Friday Faves: Creative Instagram Accounts

July 22nd, 2016 by GP Intern | No Comments | Filed in Art, craft and Design

 

Feel like your Instagram feed is getting kinda boring? Are there too many selfies and not enough creativity? Here are five inspiring and imaginative Instagram accounts that we love following…

 

Happy #WorldEmojiDay! One of these cookies is not an emoji. Can you find it?

A photo posted by Patti Paige (@bakedideas) on

@bakedideas
Baker and self-proclaimed royal “icing” queen, Patti Paige bakes the cutest cookies ever. She’s always coming up with genius new ideas, and her creations are so adorable, we don’t know if we could ever eat them!

 

@studiodiy
The easiest way to add a little fun to your Instagram feed is to give studiodiy a follow. The bright colours, glitter and confetti mixed with the craziness of Kelly Mindell’s posts will be sure to leave a smile on your face!

 

NYC Happy Mail with @boyounillo on @ohhappyday 🚖🍎 link in profile / check it out y'all!

A photo posted by Lucy Halcomb (@lucy_mail) on

@lucy_mail
Lucy Halcomb’s Instagram features cute little drawings on cute little envelopes. She handpaints adorable drawings of food and other items, and the photos are absolutely lovely. Definitely super creative and inspiring. Did we mention they’re cute and little?

 

I finally downloaded Pokemon Go and the obsession continues. #pokemongotaku @skoshbox 💕💕💕

A photo posted by steph stone (@stephstonenails) on

@stephstonenails
Steph Stone is a nail and beauty artist from Hollywood, and although her Instagram account gives us serious nail envy, we love it! She’s always coming up with pretty and unique designs that’ll give you inspiration for your next manicure.

 

Little Red Riding Hood #leesamantha #foodart

A photo posted by Samantha Lee (@leesamantha) on

@leesamantha
Food artist Samantha Lee’s bio says that she makes food that tells a story, which is certainly true. Her adorable creations of popular characters made with food always brighten up our days (and also make us really hungry). Definitely a must-follow from us!

WORDS BY: ANVI SHARMA

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Music Mania: Our Top 5 Singer-Songwriters

July 14th, 2016 by GP Intern | No Comments | Filed in Music

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Have you grabbed our brand new issue? Seeing as it’s our Music issue and filled with awesome songwriting tips (Thanks In Stereo!), we thought we’d share our top five fave singer-songwriters with you guys…

 

5. Meghan Trainor
We can’t talk about singer-songwriters without a shoutout to our awesome cover star for this issue! You know about her hit songs “All About that Bass”, “Dear Future Husband” and “Me Too”. But did you know that she not only co-wrote her entire new album Thank You, but that she has also written songs for Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez, Rascal Flatts and Hunter Hayes?

Meghan says.. “Since my father is a musician as well, he taught me growing up that if you can play jazz, you can learn all instruments and write on them. He wanted me to be a songwriter that can do anything in any genre. I’m all about doing every genre.”

 

4. Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is one of the best singer-songwriters out there at the moment, and he absolutely loves writing music! He’s written some of our fave tunes of all time, including “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, “Everything Has Changed” by his bestie Taylor Swift and the beautiful “Little Things” by One Direction.
Ed says… “Writing a new song, finishing a new song, is the best feeling in the world. Nothing compares to it.”

 

3. Adele
Adele, the voice behind the iconic heartbreaking ballads you belt out in the shower. Don’t worry if you’ve ever shed a tear listening to one of her songs, because she admits that has too!
Adele says… “In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me…That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself – it’s when I start crying”.

 

2. Justin Timberlake
JT has been in the music industry for a long time, and he’s managed to create quite an impressive back catalogue of songs, most of which he’s written himself. From *NSYNC to his solo albums, JT written some great hits including “What Goes Around… Comes Around”, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”, “Mirrors”, “Suit and Tie”, “SexyBack” and “Cry Me a River” just to name a few!
Justin says… “I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.”

 

1. Taylor Swift
Now, we can’t mention singer-songwriters and not mention our girl Tay. Fun fact: her third album Speak Now, a personal favourite of mine, was entirely written by her, how amazing is that?
Taylor says…“It [songwriting] drives creative ideas about what the music videos are going to be, it drives the production elements that are going to be on tour and the stories I want to tell. It absolutely determines everything; everything’s drawn from the lyrics.”

 

WORDS BY: ANVI SHARMA

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#GPSnagSnap

July 13th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity, The Magazine

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New issue means new #GPSnagSnap on our @girlpowermag Instagram and if you’re a @weareinstereo fan, you won’t want to miss this! 😉 To be in the running to win a signed In Stereo instax pic, snag your copy of GP 154 (August 2016, AKA our Music issue) and then get creative and snap a pic of the mag before uploading it to your Instagram with these two hashtags: #GPSnagSnap, #GPxInStereo. 📷📱Don’t forget to tag us in the pic too!
If you have a private account, send us a screenshot of your post in a private message. 📲

This is a money-can’t-buy prize 💸 – Jakob, Ethan and Chris took these photos of each other and signed them! 😍There will be 10 winners and you will only be allowed to enter a maximum of 3 times. (That’s a total of 3 snaps  so choose your posts wisely!) So that our NZ readers have more time to enter, entries for this #GPSnagSnap will close AUGUST 25, 2016.) All the details are on this Instagram post, so make sure you read it carefully!

Happy SnagSnapping! 🎉We can’t wait to see your entries! 

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SMART Spotlight: Maisie

June 24th, 2016 by Angela | 1 Comment | Filed in Stuff

Congratulations to Maisie, the June winner of Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign!

This 13-year-old is a trampoline star and has been doing gymnastics for five years before recently focusing on tumbling and trampoline. She’s even on the Victorian State Team and received the highest score for her age in Victoria, which technically makes her the best in her age group across the state! Take a peek at her amazing skills in the video above.

Maisie is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like:

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see next month’s entries!

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Winter Wonderlights

June 22nd, 2016 by Angela | 1 Comment | Filed in Stuff

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Can you believe it’s July next week? Neither can we! We are pretty excited though because Sovereign Hill’s ‘Winter Wonderlights’ Christmas in July program is about to kick off!

Running for an entire month from Saturday June 25 to Sunday July 24, this magical celebration includes a dazzling larger-than-life light projection show involving 17 of Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings on Main Street. Set to Christmas-themed music, it really is an awesome sight to see at night! During the day, stroll down Main Street and experience snowflakes falling, breathe in the scents of Christmas treats and spices, listen to traditional carols and take in Victorian decorations and traditional Christmas theatre performances.

Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights Christmas in July event is held at Sovereign Hill, 3 Bradshaw St, Ballarat, VIC. It’s open daily from 10am, with the Winter Wonderlights show kicking off each evening at 5:45pm. For more details including ticket admission prices, head to christmasinjuly.sovereignhill.com.au!

 

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SMART Spotlight: Amelia K & Chloe Q

May 31st, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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Congratulations to Amelia K & Chloe K, the winners of Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign for the month of May!

You might recognise this talented Melbourne duo from social media – they have their own YouTube channel, where they do fun DIY and lifestyle videos. The girls (who are also cousins) are only 11 years old and make loads of cute, creative and colourful projects. We can’t wait to see what they do next! You can also follow them on Instagram at: @millieandchloediy, @adailydoseofmillie and @misschloecraft.

As well as being crafty YouTubers on the rise, the girls also enjoy netball, volleyball, cooking and singing. They’re definitely representing that being your own smart is being your own awesome self in any sort of field! If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, join the SMART campaign by heading over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/.

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SMART Spotlight: Victoria K

May 24th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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There have been so many amazing entries for Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign that they’ve decided to shine a spotlight each week on one of their many inspiring entries! Meet last week’s SMART spotlight star, Victoria K!

This 11-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter is wasting no time in following her dreams – this young rocker has just released her debut single “Monster”. Wow! As well as singing, Victoria also enjoys Taekwondo, acting, and playing the piano and guitar. You can follow her journey on Instagram: @victoria_k_music and Twitter: @VictoriaK2004.

Victoria is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like:

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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SMART Spotlight: Katie Marks

May 23rd, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

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Congratulations to Katie Marks, the April winner of Luv Ur Skin‘s SMART campaign!

This talented 14-year-old hails from Victoria and has been dancing since 2006! She loves lyrical, neo, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop and just dancing in general, as well as acro and dancing! Katie also enjoys acting and attending musicals and plays. Don’t be surprised to see this talent teen on the big screen some day!

Katie is just one of the many SMART girls out there. If you have a talent or achievement that you want to share, head over to http://www.luvurskin.com.au/byo-smart/. Remember being your own smart is just you being being awesome at what you do, in or out of the classroom and can include all different fields like:

Sports & recreation
Maths & science
Arts, music and dance
Real causes, like charity and philanthropy
Technology

We can’t wait to see your entries!

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Little Sea Trying Vegan Snacks!

May 5th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff, Celebrity

Our friends at PETA do a lot of great work standing up for animals and their rights. They’ve shared with us this super cute video of Oliver and Leighton from awesome Aussie band Little Sea, trying out tasty Vegan snacks in the US. The food looks super tasty – we can see why stars like Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus have switched to eating vegan! Plus the guys are pretty cute in this video too. 😉

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Join the Slime Cup!

April 21st, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

Slime Cup

Love a messy challenge? Coming soon to Nickelodeon is a new adventure series called Slime Cup and YOU can be part of the action! In this fun new show, kids across Australia and New Zealand team up with their best friend and compete in the ultimate slimy competition. Slime Cup turns up the slime-o-meter, so if you think you’ve seen everything slime you haven’t seen anything yet!

If you’ve got the speed, the smarts and a stomach of steel, there’s still a chance to audition online. Head to www.nick.com.au for more details and to submit your best audition video. Entries close THIS SUNDAY, April 24. Good luck!

 

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