Back in May when we jetted off to Greece I was enjoying sharing some snaps of our holiday on instagram when I spotted a feature in InStyle magazine with 10 Ways To Instaglam Your Holiday (now online here). With the promise of showing “how to be the envy of your friends and look amazing in every one of your sun-kissed pics” I thought I’d see if any of these instaglam shots work on a family holiday when you’re not a 6 feet tall model.
Here are the snapshots of our #instaglam holiday and read on for my #instamum additions too!
#InstaGLAM: Care-free close up
Not so bare-faced, but my skin-foe the freckles are on show (love them on everyone, not on me). Giving it a mama-twist with a wet head tot snuggling up by the pool.
#InstaGLAM: In the water shot
There are benefits to having a pro photographer for a fiance, they capture a beautiful seascape and that point where you’re walking and your legs look their best!
#InstaGLAM: Bikini pic
Less Taylor Swift and more real mama style. I didn’t do the 5:2 diet (I love cake and doubt any exercise will make my tum less crepey), I don’t have a designer bikini (I spent HOURS browsing online and in stores for one to fit my post-16months-of-breastfeeding bust), and I’ve not perfected the ‘pose’, but you know what? I’m over it. Cause I’ve got two darlings because of it all and I get cute snaps of little M applying sun cream for the family album.
#InstaGLAM: The beachy hair portrait
Less Gisele tousled waves, more suncream dipped bed-head.
#InstaGLAM: the from behind shot
Paddling in my flip flops and £6 Primark bikini.
What’s that you say? I should be the next Victoria’s Secret Angel? Oh, if I must. *laughs into iced bun*
#InstaMUM: sampling the local delicacies
Hot doughnut balls in honey and cinnamon? Don’t mind if I do.
#InstaMUM: the family beach walk
A rare moment where I’m not carrying ten bags and beach paraphernalia. Daddy must’ve had everything.
#InstaMUM: the all-in-one #OOTD
Playsuit or jumpsuit, you need a versatile all-in-one in your suitcase.
#InstaMUM: making pebble families
How to entertain a child on a beach when they’re all paddled out? Take one crayon and a beach full of stones and you’ve got yourself a pebble family.
#InstaMUM: mum of the year
Pool bar. No comment.
#InstaMUM: ‘have you taken it yet?’
It’s the outfit of the day photo that turned out best when you weren’t looking in the middle distance but actually looks like you’re enjoying yourself.
#InstaMUM: Evening cuddles
The stuff family albums are made of.
#InstaMUM: Budget beauty must-haves
Those essentials that will #instaGLAM your #instaMUM style.
#Instamum: Holiday fitness shot
An excuse for some me-time at 7am. Running by the sea and trying not to drop your phone in the water.
#Instamum: New shoes in the sun shot
The didn’t stay pristine for long…
#Instamum: Mum and minis co-ord #OOTD shot
A fairly rare moment of coordination in our mama and mini outfits for dinner one evening.
Share your #InstaGLAM and #InstaMUM holiday snaps on instagram and tag @cocomamastyle so I can take a peek too!