T.Ray Tips: 3 Ways to Self Audit Your IG Feed

As a micro influencer, content creator, & blogger, I put a lot of thought into the content that I share on social media. Whether it’s a selfie, an OOTD (outfit of the day), a flat lay, a glass of wine……. or even a bouquet of roses, I truly put a lot of thought & effort into all of the photos that I post. Over the years, I’ve truly learned that Instagram is a real digital portfolio…. the amount of connections, partnerships, & relationships that can be made on social media are endless. And because I’m a strong believer in aesthetics, quality, and sharing content…. I’ve put together a list of 3 simple steps on how you can Self Audit your feed on Instagram.

(Disclaimer: I’m not a professional auditor, however I have noticed a huge difference in the feedback that I receive from my audience)

Step 1: Determine your goal. What exactly do you want to share with your followers that will inspire them, motivate them, teach them, and bring them back for me? In my case, my goal is to share my personal style, my love for beauty products, my favorite wines, and just every day moments. My goal is to inspire my audience to believe that without God in my life nothing I am or nothing I have would be possible. I try to inspire them to try the products I use, motivate them to believe in themselves, & if they want to try something… encourage them to just go for it.

Step 2: Choose a consistent theme. What vibe are you going for? Do you want your photos to be bright and vibrant? Do want them to be soft and subtle. Black & White? Whatever you decide, just remember that a consistent look is always cleaner and it will always grab your audiences attention. There are tons of apps with great presets to suit whatever look/vibe you want to go for…. and if you want to know which app I use, just check out my post on my favorite editing apps.

Step 3: Are you giving variety with your content? Is EVERY picture you a selfie? A quote? A meme? To be honest, all of that is cool…. but at some point it gets a little boring. Once you determine the type of content you want to share, start to think of different ways to showcase your content. Something that can be very helpful is using a grid that can help with photo placement (I also share the app that I use for photo placement in my Top 4 Favorite Editing Apps post).

Once you’re able to complete all 3 of these steps, you should be able to determine what photos deserve their rightful place on your feed. And always remember…..ARCHIVE NOT DELETE! *wink*

September Beauty Favorites

A full month of beauty favorites that I just have to share! I have really been loving these products and I honestly think you guys need to try them!

First of all, Happy October! I seriously can’t believe how fast (& yet so long) this year has been……but that’s a completely different blog post. Anyway, lets get right into my list of September beauty favorites because time is ticking.

First on my list, Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm.

I have never been a fan of lip balm ( unless it’s Carmex). But I have never been able to find an actual lip balm, that does exactly what Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm does. The packaging is everything, the color, the simplicity, and the fact that I don’t get annoyed at the sight of the tube crinkling from squeezing the product out is so amazing. The lip balm is creamy, smooth and not sticky at all and surprisingly it doesn’t dry up and leave that annoying white line. The best thing about the butter balm for me is that it looks like lip gloss… and what’s even better than that is that when I sleep with the balm on my lips…. my lips are still glossy and moisturized when I wake up! SOLD

Next up, Fenty Skin! Once Riri made the announcement about Fenty Skin I was all the way in! And I am so happy about it!

I’ve been using the Total Cleans’r, Fat Water, & Hydra Vizor since the beginning of August and I can not believe how much my skin loves these products! Even though I knew I had to have all the products, I was super nervous to try them because I had been using the same skin care products since I was about 18 years old. But luckily for me, all of the products have been amazing! I use them consistently and the Hydra Vizor is the perfect base before a full Fenty face! Tbh, I have seen some reviews of people breaking out from the products, however based on my results I highly recommend……. but with anything else, make the best decision for you.

Last but not least, have you guys tried the Flawless Beauty Facial Hair Remover yet? If not, sis! What are you waiting for??

So at the beginning of the whole quarantine life, I started removing the unwanted, really fine hair from my face to give myself a super smooth & clean canvas for makeup days. But it turned into something that I started to enjoy because my face felt so soft & my makeup was looking so good…. so with a little research & some influence, I found the Flawless Beauty brand at Target! I love this cute little hair remover, that I can use anytime, any day, anywhere…… pain free, no redness, no cuts, no irritation. (That’s what sold me, because I wanted to be cautious while I’m using Fenty Skin). It’s the best for a flawless finish & it runs for about $20! Definitely recommend.