You are probably wondering, what? I thought this was a fashion and beauty blog. Why am I reading about an iPhone photo app? Well, if you haven't joined the Instagram world, you will thank me after you read this. Even though 15 million people use Instagram, I feel like many of my family and friends aren't using this fun and free iPhone app. For all you Android users, they are working on an app for your phone as we speak.
Some folks still don't know exactly what Instagram is, so I thought I wold share a little bit about the app. It is FREE and Apple awarded it as "App of the Year" in December 2011. Take a picture with your phone, choose a retro-like filter and share it on Facebook or Twitter. Or you can save it to your iPhone, iPad or iTouch. You can invite friends to follow you, follow others and browse pictures by searching key hash tag words and phrases. It is quite addictive and so much fun. Take a look at some of my personal Instagram pics.
There are some companies that have products dedicated just to Instagram photos. Take a look at some of these unique, one-of-a-kind and affordable ways to turn your photos into a work of art in matter of minutes.
StickyGram - Take 9 of your favorites Instagram photos and turn them into magnets for $15.00 with free shipping. Check out the ones I made. I actually took a picture of my magnets and shared them on Instagram...I know, silly me! http://stickygram.com/
Casetagram - I can't wait to make one of these. You take your Instagram photos and make an iPhone case for $35.00. Take a look at some of these fab ideas. These would make a great gift! www.casetagram.com/case/index.php
Canvas Pop - Print your Instagram photos onto square canvases starting at $30.00. So fun and great for any room in your home or office. www.canvaspop.com/print-instagram/
If you are already using Instagram, look me up - Shanna Schneider @becauseshannasaidso. If you don't have the app yet, I better see you on Instagram soon. It's another way to stay connected with friends and family.
So, I guess this post ended up discussing a little shopping, right? And the sites listed are affordable and fit any budget.
Do you have a favorite photo app? If so, I would love to hear about it.