Friday Faves: Cute Animal Instagram Accounts

August 19th, 2016 by GP Intern | No Comments | Filed in Animals

 

Who doesn’t love seeing cute creatures online? This week we’re sharing our fave Instagram animal accounts that give us a case of the warm and fuzzies. You’ll thank us later!

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A photo posted by Lil BUB (@iamlilbub) on

@iamlilbub
Lil Bub is quite possibly the happiest, most cheerful and excited looking kitty we have ever seen. With over a million followers, you can’t help but smile when a cute lil pic of Bub pops up on your feed!

@pumpkintheraccoon
This cheeky little Bahamian raccoon is a must-follow. The feed is so gorgeous – it’s like Pumpkin’s very own magazine photoshoot! Plus, sometimes you’ll also be treated to pictures of her with her dog friends – Oreo and Toffee. So cute!

Oh, hi. Don't mind us, we weren't doing anything… 👀

A photo posted by @ioandkili on

@ioandkili
What’s better than a cute bunny, you ask? Two cute bunnies! These two adorable Swedish rabbits are the most gorgeous bunnies we have ever seen, and are sure to cheer you up with their adorableness.

Bath time

A photo posted by Jack (@jackthecockatiel) on

@jackthecockatiel
We’re convinced that Jack the cockatiel is cooler than anyone … ever. He even skateboards! This Brazilian bird is “lovable and curious” as the bio states. What more could you want?

"Synchronized Swimming (I Konw, Louise Needs To Come Closer To Get The Gold One Day!) At A New Beach Today. Welcome To Panormos Beach, Mykonos. Paradise, Isn'It ? Can Not Forget To Congratulate @AnnaKorakaki For The Gold And Bronze Medals! Bravo Anna🏅🏅! We Are Also #TeamGreece These @Olympics " – Max 🐶🏊📸🇬🇷 . 👻 MAXETLOUISE – Check Us Out There For Videos Of This Amazing Beach . 📍Panormos, Mykonos, Greece . #MaxEtLouise #GoPro #Dome #PanormosBeach #TeamGreece #TravelingPets #BeautifulDestinations #CutePetClub #BeautifulMatters #AtHomeInTheWorld #Mykonos #Greece #Rio2016 #WorldOfCutePets #OhMyDogMag #RuffPost #BarkBox #LuxuryWorldTraveler #DogsOfInstagram #MyDogIsCutest #IgersMykonos #TLPicks #TLDogs #HoundAndLife #TopMykonosPhoto #UnlimitedMykonos #TheLuxuryCollection #Doglympics

A photo posted by Inspiring Humans And Dogs (@max_et_louise) on

@max_et_louise
Not only are Max and Louise the most adorable pair of pups, but these dogs have gone everywhere from the parks in San Francisco to the snowy mountains in Austria. These travelling pups are going to give you serious wanderlust, but they’re so cute that it’s worth it!

 

WORDS BY: ANVI SHARMA

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Amazing Travel Instagram Accounts

August 10th, 2016 by GP Intern | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

These travel themed Instagrams all have one thing in common: they’re going to make you want to pack your bags and book a one-way to ticket to anywhere but here!

@spot
Spot features the best of the best, with a particular focus on exploring places like a local would. It features beautiful images of everything from local food shacks to secret gardens, gorgeous lakes to intricate architecture, and hidden beaches to world-renowned sites.

It's a good day for an adventure ✈️🌄#TLPicks courtesy of @discoversouthamerica | 📷: @agustrips

A photo posted by Travel + Leisure (@travelandleisure) on

@travelandleisure
Travel and Leisure’s amazing feed showcases trendy travel destinations as well as luxurious hotels and places to visit while travelling. With over 2 million followers, there’s something for all who love to explore the world!

@muradosmann
This incredibly unique Instagram account features Murad Osmann’s gorgeous snapshots of the world while his model girlfriend, Natalia, who is usually dressed in local fashion, is leading him hand-in-hand. The Instagram feed is honestly to die for!

There are all the lakes in the world, then there's Moraine Lake. #explorecanada #mymoraine

A photo posted by Johan Lolos ╳ World Explorer (@lebackpacker) on

@lebackpacker
Travel photographer, Johan Lolos, captures amazing snaps while he adventures around the world with his camera. Backpacking, road tripping, hiking or biking … he’s truly done it all, and his stunning feed with a lovely subtle theme is a true testament to that.

Trdelník. So. Much. Deliciousness. 😋

A photo posted by Nicola Easterby 🇦🇺✈️ (@polkadotpassport) on

@polkadotpassport
This 22-year-old Aussie traveller seems like she’s always on the move! Nicola Easterby’s amazing photographs from around the world will give you serious travel-envy. Her feed is full of beautiful moments from her travels, whether it be enjoying the local delicacies of Spain or visiting theme parks in Japan.

WORDS BY: ANVI SHARMA

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Let’s Hear It For the Girls!

August 10th, 2016 by Angela | No Comments | Filed in Celebrity

Awesome Netflix series Project Mc2 kicks off its second season this Friday and we’re so pumped that we had to share the new trailer with you guys! If you’re not familiar with the series, you should definitely check it out, it’s full of Girl Power and shows that having STEAM skills is cool – a group of super smart girls become secret agents and use their amazing science and tech skills to save the day.

This Friday on Netflix – mark it in your diaries!

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Friday Faves: Cute Animal Instagram Accounts

July 29th, 2016 by GP Intern | No Comments | Filed in Animals

 

Not getting enough of a daily cute animals fix on Insta?  We’ve got you covered with these five ridiculously adorable accounts. Click follow and get ready to ‘AWW’ at everything!

🙈🙉🙊 Rate on a scale of 1 to 10❗️

A photo posted by Cute Baby Animals ™ (@instababby) on

@instababby 
instababby is exactly as its name suggests: cute baby animals to be delivered right to your feed all day every day. Give them a follow for baby tortoises, squirrels, monkeys and even fish!

Hogy be like I love #kfc

A photo posted by hedgehog (@hogybaby) on

@hogybaby
Hogybaby is a miniature hedgehog from Malaysia with babies of his own! Despite his spines, Hogybaby is super cuddly and you’ll see him hanging out with his babies and fitting inside KFC boxes.

@mumitan
Wait a sec, did you just say bunnies in clothes?! PuiPui hails from Tokyo and is quite possibly the most well-dressed and adventurous bunny you’ll ever meet. Seriously, this bunny wears cute little hats while taking photos!

Tofu, Toy Poodle (12 y/o), Main Street, Montauk, NY • "He's young at heart."

A photo posted by The Dogist (@thedogist) on

@thedogist
Ever heard of the incredible Humans of New York? The Dogist is similar, except it’s with adorbs pups from all walks of life. There isn’t another Insta where you can get up close and personal with real life dogs and learn about their little quirks!

@zoubrothers
Meet the Zou Brothers: Shibazou the bunny and his cat bros Buuzou, Ginzou, Denzou and Gomazou. We think this may just be the cutest animal family ever!

 

WORDS BY: SYLVIA LEE

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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

Songwriting

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

Winter Wonderlights SovHill AJW

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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