Photography — May Instagram Beauty Challenge: #SpringIntoSummer2018

Heyy my dolls!!

I’m so excited to show you MY flat lay photography for Instagram to those of you who don’t follow me over there. I initially planned on creating makeup looks for this challenge, and I did at first, but as I’ve mentioned several times in other posts, May was a hard month for me so I dialed it back and only focused on photography. Even so, I think that keeping my focus on ONE thing payed off.

Note: This challenge was hosted by Always Cleia and Super Nova Beauty on Instagram.


This challenge allowed me to polish a few skills that I’ve been working towards for weeks if not months, and I’m barely starting to get the hang of it. I feel like my photography has improved a bit as well as my flat lay skills (which I know I still have to work on). Overall, I like the look (vibes?) of my feed now and it’s unique to ME; white and bright, slightly washed out photos that retain their color.


Note: I edited the photos a bit more on the IG app so they’re much brighter over there than here.. This is how they look before all the editing…Let’s get started!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 😀

Day 1: Fave New Product



Day 2: #PinkWednesday — Coral



Day 3: Spring Lip



Day 4: Space Inspired



Day 5: Cinco de Mayo



Day 6: #SelfieSunday — Fresh Face



Skipped Day 7 because I don’t do my nails often

Day 8: Sunkissed Glow



Day 9: Floral Inspired Makeup



Day 10: #tbt Oldest Makeup



Day 11: Desert Island



Day 12: Sea Salt / Beach Waves



Day 13: Rose Gold



Day 14: Wedding Inspired



Day 15: Best Summer Bronzer



Day 16: #PinkWednesday — Fuschia



Day 17: #tbt OG Products


Day 18: World Bee Day — Gold / Yellow


Day 19: Spring Cleaning: Makeup to Use


Day 20: Strawberry Inspired


Day 21: Glossy Lips


Day 22: Ocean Vibes


Day 23: Cocktail Inspired


Day 24: Summer Skincare


Day 25: Bronzed Goddess


Day 26: Natural Makeup


Day 27: SPF


Day 28: #ManiMonday — Summer Mani


Day 29: Sweatproof Makeup


Day 30: Peachy Vibes


Day 31: Sunglasses Selfie


Thanks so much to AlwaysCleia and Super Nova Beauty again for hosting this. I had a lot of fun practicing my photography and I can only hope to improve a bit more this year.

What did you guys think of these flat lays?
Any other tips you might have for me are welcome! ❤


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33 thoughts on “Photography — May Instagram Beauty Challenge: #SpringIntoSummer2018

  1. Hunida says:

    I think I’ve got the lippie with the couple on it haha. That galaxy inspired look is literally out of this world; so dang pretty! The cinco de mayo look is so nice & clean, wow! I love it. I think all of your flatlays turned out wonderfully!

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      The Meet Matt(e) Hughes from theBalm? Their formula is so great! I’m pretty sure I’m almost out, I want to purchase a full size!
      The galaxy inspired makeup look was inspired by my dress and I also didn’t realize that it looks almost exactly the same as the Pinterest recreation from April 😦 LOL
      Took me forever to the eyeliner for Cinco de Mayo because I had to use eyeshadow mixed with setting spray to make it a bit liquidy. And also Alex kept saying it looked Italian, like, I don’t have the skill to draw an eagle eating a snake sitting on top of a cactus XD
      Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun setting up these flatlays 🙂

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      • Hunida says:

        Yes, yes! That’s the one. 😉 I’ve barely used mine, it’s stowed away somewhere. That other one in the pic… it’s like the exact same! Lol. Which one did you like better?

        Oh screw Alex lol I LOVED the Cinco De Mayo look. I can tell you worked hard on it, it’s seriously perfect.

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  2. Always Cleia says:

    Thanks for following along with the challenge! I loved seeing all your flatlays/makeup looks. I was doing a lot of makeup looks at the start too but then I went back to just flatlays, it’s so time consuming taking all those photos lol

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    • ayrgalaxy says:

      Gosh, it really is! 🙈 I ended up taking batches of photos in advance to be good for a whole week haha. But then I had to pick which ones I wanted to use, then edit and send to my phone so I can Upload to IG lol. Ugh. But I still had so much fun and I really love how my feed looks now with just flat lays of makeup instead of having my face plastered there because I’m honestly not a fan of posting photos of myself as much as people may think 🤣


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