There are only two days left in June, which seems crazy to me. I mean, it just absolutely flew by, didn't it? I always look forward to a new month, though, and especially when it's looking as good as July! I'm excited for so many things coming up, but one in particular is topping my list right now...
The introduction of my first Instagram challenge!
I had such a fun time challenging myself to try new beauty looks this month and get out of the- shall we say- "industrial" beauty phase I was heading towards with all the apartment moving going on. It was such a boost to my routine that I now want to pass the baton on to all of you!
I'm basically challenging you to simply put a little extra thought this month into feeling beautiful. Whether it's trying a cute summer braid or trying a green smoky eye, it's all about taking pleasure in the process and celebrating feeling beautiful!
Not sold yet? Here's why I think you should absolutely join in...
1. You'll feel awesome. Is there anything better than feeling "done" and ready for the day? I'm not talking Hollywood hair and makeup teams here or anything, but I really believe something as simple as investing an extra five minutes in your style can do wonders for your self-confidence, don't you?
2. You'll get the creative vibes flowing. It's really easy to get into a less-than-exciting routine with our looks. It's like, "This worked last week, let's just do it again every day this week!" Am I right? This is why I love style prompts so much. They give a perfect little nudge towards trying the things we're always pinning and not actually doing. You might just remember how great you look in a dark lipstick or discover a hidden talent for DIY manis. Whatever it is, it's sure to add a fresh pick-me-up to your routine.
3. You'll make it your own. Not sure you want to commit to a 31-day Instagram challenge? Great! Don't! Stick with the challenge for all 31 days or just do a couple of days- it's totally up to you! And so are the prompts for that matter. Feel free to put your own spin on everything. This is not about rules or signing a contract. However, for every post you do put on Instagram...
4. You could win big! Tag your pics #FWSBEAUTYCHALLENGE (and tag me, @freewillsstudio, so I can comment and share!) and each day's post will act as an entry for this gorgeous prize pack, valued at over $200!
Feast your beautiful eyes on all this!...
See! July's starting to look especially beautiful, isn't it?!
Here is the official challenge calendar. Please let me know in the comments if you would like any explanations or ideas for any of the prompts! But do also keep in mind that they are really what you make of them! Let your imagination run wild! :)
Get a head start on your giveaway entries simply by sharing this calendar on your Instagram account with the tags #FWSBEAUTYCHALLENGE and @freewillsstudio! You can even earn MORE giveaway entries (up to five) for each of your friends that you tag to take part with you!
I'll of course be taking part, too. I'm looking forward to sharing styling ideas on the blog each week and sharing some of your pics along the way! I can't wait to see all the awesome looks you come up with!