65 Instagram Post Ideas

After how well my 100 Blog Post Ideas went down, I thought I’d do an Instagram version! Here’s some ideas if you’re not sure what to post…

1. A selfie
2. Bedroom details
3. From Where I Stand (above shot of your outfit)
4. Accessory details
5. #OOTD
6. Healthy recipe
7. Flay lay of your make-up that day
8. New beauty purchases
9. Your favourite perfumes
10. Your dressing table
11. Make-up storage
12. What’s in your make up bag?
13. Favourite lipsticks
14. Favourite eyeshadow palettes
15. Make up brushes you use everyday
16. Healthy breakfast
17. Starbucks with your name on (how generic)
18. Your work space
19. Watching netflix in bed? Do a cute pinteresty photo
20. Your pet
21. Your favourite blushes
23. A relatable quote
24. #NOTD (Nails of the Day)
25. Skincare line-up
26. Drugstore dupes for high end products
27. Favourite stationary, notebooks etc
28. Share one of your favourite accounts
29. Breakfast smoothie
30. Visiting a new city? Take a street photo
31. A pretty photo from Pinterest
32. A mini haul
33. Cocktails
34. Your favourite book(s)
35. Throwback to an old photo
36. Coffee or your coffee table
37. Shoes, shoes, shoes. Instagram loves shoes.
38. A travel photo of your train tickets / passport etc
39. Your sunday morning
40. Healthy snack idea
41. Homeware purchases
42. A make-up counter Benefit, NARS, etc)
43. Top picks from a make-up brand
44. A photo of a new hairstyle you’ve tried
45. A dreamy holiday destination you’ve been to / would want to go to
46. Your pamper evening
47. Favourite base products
48. Top MAC lipsticks
49. Weekend brunch / afternoon tea
50. Bought something with pretty packaging? Take a photo of the bag it came in (Selfridges, Mulberry etc)
51. Your night out make-up
52. Work out gear
53. Body / Hair / Make Up outfit inspo
54. A pretty candle
55. The jewelry you’re wearing
56. Favourite face masks
57. The front cover of a new magazine on your desk
58. Your nails holding the nail varnish you’ve used
59. A beauty blogging event you’ve recently attended + goodie bag
60. London
61. 5 products you couldn’t live without
62. Something indulgent – cakes / cookies / hot chocolate/ waffles etc
63. A monthly make-up box you’re subscribed to
64. Your favourite coat
65. A cosy in bed blogging photo

So there you go, 65 ideas for when you’re in an Instagram rut! Did this help? What are your favourite Instagram accounts and what photos do you like to see?

Lydia Rose,


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  1. April 20, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    This is so helpful, I will definitely use some of these suggestions.

    olivia – mycluelessmind.blogspot.co.uk

  2. April 20, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    This is such a great list for when that lack of inspiration sets in! I've saved it so I can come back to it at that point 🙂 Thanks for making this!

    Brooke | brookewrote

  3. April 20, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I love this! Instagram is definitely my favourite social media outlet and these are some ideas I will definitely be using 🙂 love your little posts like this, I'm always inspired! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  4. April 20, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    This is great, you always see posts like this full of ideas for blog posts but not for Instagrams!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  5. April 21, 2015 / 9:39 am

    I always find makeup gets instant likes haha. Your feed is one of my favourites actually! I'm working on a post series sharing my favourite Instagram accounts be sure to keep an eye out ^^

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  6. April 21, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Great ideas! Another one is taking a photo out of the plane window with the wing in the frame! Even though everyone in the world's probably posted one like that already, haha!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  7. April 21, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Great ideas! It is very helpful 🙂

  8. May 8, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    After reading another blog post about how to up your social media game this post is the next perfect thing to read, I actually love instagram, I just never know what to post which can be a little annoying considering how much I enjoy uploading photos, Just off to go and read your 100 blog post ideas now, I'm sure it'll be perfect for when I spark up my blog again this summer! xx

  9. November 25, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    This is so helpful for the days I am stumped what to post!


  10. January 9, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Considering that I haven't been posting in my IG for weeks, these are really helpful. Thanks!

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

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