#marchismagical: An Instagram Challenge!

Happy March! Spring is coming, the city is warming up, and I’m back into my fake tan regimen with gusto! FABULOUS. To celebrate, I decided it was high time to do another Instagram challenge. Yes! I’m so excited! Get ready for your Instagram feed to become even more colourful and full of happiness, and to meet a WHOLE lot of badass new people.

You might be asking yourself: what the hell is an Instagram challenge? It’s simple. Every day for the month of March, I’ve issued a creative prompt that you can use to tart up your Instagram. You can stick true to my suggestions or you can go wild with it. It’s a great opportunity to be really creative, too — my friend Kate comes up with the most mind-blowing images!

The best thing to do is save the image and repost it to your own account, and that way you’ll have a copy of it on-hand. Then, get cracking! It’s already March 1st, so let’s see those beautiful selfies! And don’t forget to tag every single photo with #marchismagical, or we won’t see them!

MARCH 1: #RADICALSELFIELOVE
Ooooooh yes honey. It’s just what it sounds like! Show us your beautiful face. And if you feel like introducing yourself to the gang, go for it! We’d love to know where you’re from, and what’s lighting you up these days.

MARCH 2: TAROT CARD
You can pull a card (try using an app if you don’t have your own deck!), or you can show us the card that resonates most with you. Tell us what the card means to you! (I love Biddy Tarot’s explanations of the cards, if you’re feeling stuck.)

MARCH 3: SOMEONE I LOVE
Whoooooo do you loooooooove? Who has your heart? Don’t be shy: shout your love loud and proud to the world.

MARCH 4: MY CITY
Where do you live and what’s your favourite thing about it? Is it the skyline, the quiet streets, the sunsets, or something else entirely (like a tiny secret sandwich shop)?

MARCH 5: SOMEONE I ADMIRE
Who do you look up to? What is it about them that inspires you and motivates you to emulate them? Tell us how you discovered them, and what you do on a regular basis to behave in a way that would make them proud.

MARCH 6: #MEDITATIONMONDAY
What does it look like when you get quiet? Today I want to challenge you to spend some time meditating, and then report back on how you feel!

MARCH 7: MAKES ME SMILE
It could be a memory, a meme, a silly video of you and your best friend, or a photo of the best night ever. Share it with us and then tell us why it gives you the biggest grin ever.

MARCH 8: FAVOURITE CRYSTAL
What’s your favourite crystal? Snap a picture — you might like to use The Hood Witch as inspiration! — and let us know what you like about it.

MARCH 9: #TBT
Throw it back on a Thursday! Share one of your old, favourite photos, and bonus points if it has a silly story attached.

MARCH 10: A CAUSE I BELIEVE IN
What gets you fired up? Racism? Sexism? Vaccinations? And what do you do about it? Are you involved with a group, do you write letters, do you march, do you write blog posts?

MARCH 11: YOUR ALTAR
Do you have a special place in your home or bedroom where you light candles, do magic, pull tarot cards, burn incense, keep your crystals? We’d love to see it!

MARCH 12: FAVOURITE MOVIE
Let us see a still from your favourite movie, and then tell us why you love it so much. I already know what I’m going to share and I can’t wait to post it!

MARCH 13: NUMBER ONE CRUSH
Who have you always thought was a gorgeous specimen? Show us the most devastating photo you can find.

MARCH 14: HOW I UNWIND
How do you like to relax? Do you like to lounge beside a pool, get lost in a book, clean your house, go shopping… ? Let us see it.

MARCH 15: FAVOURITE QUOTE
Well, to be fair, my favourite quote changes from day to day, but that’s only because I’m always reading and discovering new brilliance! Share a quote that really inspires you — even if it’s only a recent favourite.

MARCH 16: #THINGSILOVETHURSDAY
Get grateful! This is a callback to the original incarnation of my blog, where I posted Things I Love Thursday lists every week. Make a list of the things that you’re thankful for, and make it as long as possible! You’ll realise how much there is to be grateful for.

MARCH 17: BEST BABES
Show us a photo of some of your favourite babes. You can even make a huge collage if you don’t want to leave anyone out!

MARCH 18: FAVOURITE ARTIST
I’m always discovering new artists on Instagram — just another reason why I love it so much. Take a screenshot of some mind-blowing art, and be sure to @ them in the caption and tag them in the picture!

MARCH 19: VISION BOARD
What are you working towards? What are you calling in? What are you manifesting? If you have a physical vision board, show us a photo. If not, you can make one in Pinterest and then screenshot it!

MARCH 20: I’M READING…
What’s in the stack beside your bed? (Mine is always five books high.) We’d love to see what you’re reading! Again, be sure to @ the authors in your caption. They’ll be thrilled!

MARCH 21: TEEN OBSESSION
What were you absolutely obsessed with as a teenager? Some of us (ahem, Kat) were obsessed with terrible boy bands, while others were gung-ho for Marilyn Manson. What was your “thing” and how do you feel about it now?

MARCH 22: FLOWERS
Always one of my favourite things to photograph. Show us some of your favourite flowers.

MARCH 23: FAVOURITE PLACE
It could be a spot in your house, it could be a seat in a park, it could be a city, it could be a shop, it could be a planet… What’s your absolutely favourite place?

MARCH 24: BEAUTY PRODUCTS
We all have our beauty secrets! Show us which products have revolutionised your face (and your life).

MARCH 25: MY PASSION
What gets you out of bed in the morning? What are you fixated with and driven by, and why?

MARCH 26: HAPPY MOMENT
Share a photo of one of your happiest moments, and tell us all about it.

MARCH 27: FANTASY LIFE
My imagination always goes wild when I see pictures by Ellen Von Unwerth. It inspires me to live bigger and bolder, every single time. If you could make a photo come to life and step right into it, which photo would you pick?

MARCH 28: WANDERLUST
Where do you want to go? Where is one of the most magical places you’ve visited? Tell us about a place you’re dying to get back to!

MARCH 29: I BELIEVE…
What are your core beliefs? What lens do you see the world through?

MARCH 30: GET PHYSICAL
Show us how you like to move it move it. Trampoline jumping? Gymnastics? Long walks along the beach? Inspire us to get a wriggle on with an insight into your activity!

MARCH 31: MY WISH
If you could wave a magic wand, what would you want to do, have, or change? Dream big. End the month on a high!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration too!

Love and lensflare,

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