What do you usually do while you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for your meeting to start? If you’ll ask me, I always browse the Twitter and Instagram accounts of my favorite celebrities, fashion & beauty bloggers/ icons to keep me entertained and updated about the latest trends in the industry. It’s the best way to kill time when you’re bored and stuck on a Friday traffic or when you’re impatiently waiting for your “fashionably late” friend to arrive.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll notice that I only follow a hundred-something people because I don’t want to have a congested news feed. I only follow those who I know personally, “quote accounts” and celebrities/ personalities that post great photos or witty tweets. Here are my top 8 recommendations to follow on Twitter/Instagram:
1) @FrancoMabanta on Twitter (Humor)
Do you remember “Jasper” from the Coke commercial back in the 90′s? Well, he’s still alive and funny as ever. We went to the same college so I started following him since I first got my Twitter account. I always knew that he had a different kind of sense of humor because he can easily think of witty lines and green jokes to associate with our current events. His tweets can easily turn your mood around and make you laugh. Just make sure your humor is the same level as his or you might get offended. *wink*
2) @GrumpyAssCat on Twitter (Humor)
Love sarcasm and bitterness? This is the right account to follow. The Grumpy Cat started out as a meme on 9gag.com and is now famous in all social networking sites. There are numerous Grumpy Cat accounts on twitter but I find this one to be the funniest.
3) @OurAwesomePlanet on Instagram (Food& Lifestyle)
One of the first (and only) food bloggers that I have been following for over 6 years now. I was so star struck when I first met Anton earlier this year at the Globe Tatt Awards. He’s really down to earth that’s why he’s one of my idols and a big inspiration to me in our blogging community.
4) @TheBagHag on Instagram (Fashion & Lifestyle)
I don’t like spending too much on bags but there’s nothing wrong with drooling over Ingrid Chua-Go’s bag collection. Aside from her fashion blog, The Bag Hag diaries, she is also known for her society blog, Manila Social Diary. I love her simple but elegant fashion sense so I can’t stop but check out whatever she’s wearing and carrying whenever I see her during events.
5) @OOTDmagazine on Instagram (Fashion)
Love OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) posts? This account compiles all the best OOTDs on Instagram. I frequently see our local bloggers featured there so I’m so proud to be a Filipina!
6) @Fashionista804 on Instagram (Fashion & Beauty)
Sophia Chang a.k.a. Fashionista 804 is a popular Beauty “vlogger” (video-blogger) in YouTube. She’s not that popular in Manila unlike Michelle and Promise Phan but I love everything that she posts on Instagram plus, we have the same dog-a-bratty Maltese! To be honest, I started following her because of her dog and not her blog but hey, I have no regrets. She’s definitely worth stalking!
7) @PromiseTamang on Instagram (Beauty)
I’m always amazed at Promise’s crazy transformations. From Taylor Swift to Angelina Jolie – she uses simple makeup tips that can transform her face into a celebrity. I follow all her accounts because I’m always the last one to find out about her YouTube upload since I rarely go online when I’m home.
8) @MichelleFawn on Instagram (Beauty)
I’ve always wondered why she used “MichelleFawn” instead of “MichellePhan” on Instagram so I just checked now and saw that some jerk is claiming her name. She probably registered late on Instagram. Lol. Anyway, Michelle is the first ever YouTube “vlogger” (video-blogger) that I followed and her makeup tutorials have helped so many girls do their makeup properly and she has also inspired so many young artists to pursue their dreams of being a beauty v/blogger, too.
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