I am assuming you clicked into this post because you want to have better Instagram, right?

I had the same thoughts, too. I struggled with creating a nice feed for years (and still am learning to improve it!) and would always be so envious of Instagrammers who has such beautiful feeds as though it seemed so effortless to achieve one.

**Last week, I shared with all of you 18 Random Facts About Me You Probably Didn’t Know About Me – Be sure to go read it after this because it is so funny!**

Before we get started, I just want to say – I LOVE Instagram.


I would appreciate your love by following me on my Instagram! This is what my feed looks like:

Instagram @babe.panda

So, if you like what you see, click that follow button on my Instagram profile and I will see you in the squad!

Okay, now back to the topic.

As an online entrepreneur, I have been able to test out a plethora of different tools and resources for Instagram.

That’s why I wanted to share with you 5 tools which I have used that has completely changed my Instagram game. You might have heard of some of them before, you might have not, but these are what I use for my Instagram, and genuinely recommend!

**Just in case, I am by no means an expert in photography or Instagram. These are just tools which I personally used and fell in love with (and they have also improved my Instagram SO MUCH).**

The following list contains my top 5 apps (in no particular order) that you can use for a better Instagram. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it!




VSCO is my most favorite photo-editing app so far and I have been using it for 6 years now! It is a very popular app and has really good filters like Hypebeast X VSCO (HB1 and HB2) and The Aesthetic Series (A4 to A6).

**Pardon me if I interchangeably use the words “filter” and “preset”. Just in case you do not know, both of them means the same thing!**

My favorite filter is A6 (from The Aesthetic Series) and I use it for most of my food pictures and occasionally on other photos that you can find on my Instagram.

Here’s how it looks on my pictures when I edit using that preset:



**Talking about Instagram, if you haven’t followed me already, you can follow me at @babe.panda – shameless self-promotion but hey, I would LOVE to be friends with you!**

Some other popular filters are the Vibrant Classic / C Series (C1 to C3), Portraits / G Series (G1 to G3) and Bright & Clean / S Series (S1 to S3).

Take a look at some photos edited with those presets:

**I do not own the following pictures below – credits go to all their respective owners!**






Another one of my favorite photo-editing apps.

I use Snapseed pretty much on all my photos to enhance them using the brush tool. I like to use it to whiten parts of the photo which I think needs more brightness!

Sometimes, I use the structure and detail tool to enhance small details on my photos which cannot be done with just the VSCO app. 


Lightroom has become a major trend for many big bloggers and YouTubers this year. The reason is simple – advanced photo-editing tools and beautiful photos.

Take a look at some of my favorite Instagram accounts who use Lightroom: 

AMELYN BEVERLY – @amebeverly
SALLY MCKENNEY – @sallysbakeblog
JESS CONTE – @jess
ANNE BRITT DE WIT – @thestylevisitor

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✨ THROWBACK THURSDAY ✨ Take me back to Cappadocia 🎈 Babes I’m finally getting back on track, this week has challenged me to be patient due to some events 🙈 I could really use a holiday what about you girls? ✈️ Can’t wait to get on that plane again but for now I’m experiencing some other problems 😂🌸✨.. :: Yesterday my macbook pro 2011 crashed which I’m currently trying to find a solution for 💪🏽 I’ll have to edit most of my pictures completely on my phone right now, as I did in the Turorial from last week 📲 But it’s not the same result so expect to see some colour differences ✌🏽🙊 .. :: I always work with old computers and try to fix them until they can’t be fixed anymore ⚒ If I need to buy a ‘new’ one I’ll buy a refurbished one 🌿 What laptop are you girls satisfied with at the moment and do you use it for creative purposes? Would love to hear your experience as always 👇🏽❤️ .. :: Let me know what you think of this stunning view angels and also if you liked today’s Stories? 📸🎥 Big hug to all of you who made it this far, it’s almost the end of the week 😍

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MELANIE – @thetiafox

Personally, I tried using Lightroom on a couple of my photos, but it just does not seem to work for me (probably because I do not have enough knowledge to utilize this app to the fullest potential!).

However, it does offer much more functions than regular editing apps since it is associated with Adobe, which we all know is well-known for Photoshop.


I know what you are thinking.

People only use Facetune to beautify themselves – but stay with me. I use Facetune, not for my face, but mainly to edit the backgrounds. I use the teeth whitening tool to make a background look cleaner and brighter.

Facetune is also great if you want to edit tiny details such as making your eyes look brighter (and a lot of other cool things).

So yes, I use Facetune for those little details.


UNUM is amazing.

It allows you to plan your posts ahead of time. You can also insert photos into your planned feed to see how it looks with your already posted photos. It is very easy to use, very neat and makes for a much more cohesive feed.

If you are like me and need to actually see your photos on your “feed” to make it easier to visualize it, you have to try this.


That’s it!

These are tools that you can use for a better Instagram. Personally, my feed has gotten way, WAY better since I started using them. Try it out and let me know how it goes for you!

What are your favorite Instagram apps and why? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear them!

Big Hugs,

Yue Xuan

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Faith says:

    I am so going to add you tomorrow morning on I.G. Lets be friends woohooo. My I.G will be @fayrogy … see you on the other side of life. Xx


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