5 Instagram accounts that you should follow right now

They’re not celebrity but they might as well be if IG were a TV show

It is easy to get suck into the black hole that is Instagram. With its 500 million monthly active users, there obviously is no shortage of people and organizations and animals – yes, animals! – to follow. 

And, while the photo-sharing social media website is dominated by celebrities in terms of number of followers, so much so that whatever they post on their account ends up in the news, there are plenty of non-celebrity accounts that are also worthy of your follow and double tap. 

These Instagram accounts keep IG a diverse world with their posts that are dedicated toward different things. Here are five treasures we found on Instagram that we believe you should follow right now. 

For daily dose of cuteness: @marutaro

You’d find it difficult not to say “aww” at least five times once you see the videos and photos of one of Japan’s canine celebrity Maru Taro. 

Maru is a Shiba Inu that captured the hearts of the many—in Japan and beyond—because of his friendliness, handsomeness and fluffiness. This dog, whose name is Japanese for “round,” is more photogenic than many of us beautifying-app-dependent people. 

On his IG account, handled by his owner Shinjiro Ono, Maru can be seen doing cute and strange photo ops, hanging out with his non-dog friends, playing catch with his human, and dozing off adorably—his way of letting his 2.5 million fans get a good night sleep just like him.

For home design inspiration: @homepolish

These IG account is the perfect #homeinspo if you’re looking for ways to redecorate your space. It actually is the Instagram account of an interior design firm founded by online news media company coder Will Nathan and high-end interior designer Noa Santos in 2012. 

It features photos of the projects of its over 200 designers in cities across the US. Its 1.2 million followers take cue from the wide array of interior design inspiration this account posts, from minimal modernism to classic and eclectic design.

For makeup tips and tricks: @nikkietutorials

Putting on makeup is hard. It’s art and it requires a tedious process of trial and error and lots of practice. That’s why for clueless folks who have little to no idea how to do a wingtip liner or those who want to improve their blending skills, makeup tutorials are a gift sent from heaven. 

Nikkie’s 6.3 million followers and stunning images with makeup on are proof enough that this is the gal who you should follow for when you want to learn the art of makeup application. A hair and makeup artist, she posts “mini” tutorials on curling hair and putting rouge lipstick. She features before and after shots of herself showing awesome transformation. It also helps that she lists down the products she uses to achieve such looks. 

For creative stimulation: @aninarubio

Anina Rubio is a Filipina visual artist popular for her works in calligraphy. On her website, she says she takes inspiration from nature and her travels, which then reflects to her creations that are inspiring for her more than 47,000 followers. 

Her painted artworks made their way from her Instagram account to home and fashion items of brands with which she collaborated. Anina’s inspiring quotes rendered in delicate calligraphy are also double tap-worthy. Her account is colorful, delightful and artistic, that you might find yourself interested in taking up calligraphy or painting.

For body ink idea: @justsmalltattoos

Those who have embraced the immortal potential of body art or those who plan to one day get inked, can find inspiration from the many tattoo-dedicated Instagram accounts. 

But this one is not all about full-on body ink, as this profile features tiny tattoos that range from simple patterns such as heart, anchor and crescent moon to inspirational words and phrases to small elaborate geometric figures that would possibly inspire you to get one. 

Perhaps it’s our love for minimalist, cute and sort of non-committal that this IG account has 1.3 million followers, as of this writing. 

DOUBLE TAP-WORTHY. Want to break the monotony of your IG feed? Follow these 5 accounts, stat! Photos from @marutaro, @homepolish, @nikkietutorials, @aninarubio and @justsmalltattoos 

Topics: Instagram accounts , @marutaro , @homepolish , @nikkietutorials , @aninarubio , @justsmalltattoos

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