Instagram addict!

It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?

Since I’ve had the iPhone, my choices in apps have changed a lot, but the one constant has been my use of Instagram.

If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a fun way to share your photographs — with design aesthetics. Here are a few of examples from my Instagram profile (Add me @Cocolation):

Cocolation @ Instagram Cocolation @ Instagram
Cocolation @ Instagram Cocolation @ Instagram

I highly recommend any iPhone users to pick up this app ASAP. It’s a lot of fun and a cool way to edit your pics before posting. Click here to get it for free in the App Store.

More than likely, I will be using images I’ve edited in Instagram ALL OVER this blog! <3

White iPhone 4S and Pink OtterBox Commuter Strength Case

For the past year or so, I had a KIN TWOm. It introduced me to the wonderful world of an almost-Windows phone, fully equipped with a Zune AND free wifi without a data package. But long story short, Verizon, Microsoft, and Sharp all kicked the KIN phones to the curb, and essentially killed them (If you’re interested, read the KIN wikipedia page). I fell in love with Zune and swore to buy the Windows Mango phone someday… that was, until the iPhone caught my eye. I told my friends previously I would never use another Apple product… I had switched over to Zune and quit iTunes permanently… and now I’m here… writing a blog post about how much in love I am with my new white iPhone 4S… Never say never, I suppose.

So, after many weeks of drooling over the white iPhone, I got it Monday! We were going to order the 16gb directly through Verizon and wait a week or two for it to be shipped, but Best Buy had a few 32gb’s for pick-up that day, so I made a slightly rash decision, and paid the $100 more to have it ASAP! I am so happy with that decision, because I love my new iPhone and I never see myself running out of storage.. plus if I wanted to, I’m pretty sure I could fit all of my music on it O_O

I spent the ENTIRE weekend before I bought my iPhone searching the internet for the PERFECT case for me. My old case was a pink zebra print rhinestone case, and I loved it to death, but with the iPhone, I wanted to show off the beautiful design. I had originally wanted the clear snap case from Incase, after watching this review on youtube, but since I got my iPhone earlier than I had planned, I did not have time to wait for one to ship because I was too nervous I was going to drop it as soon as I left the Best Buy. We went to at least 7 different stores, but there were literally no cases like the one from Incase that I found online, but luckily at the last store, Radioshack, I fell in love with a Pink OtterBox case. It wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned for my iPhone, but it looks beautiful. I bought mine for $35 in-store, but they’re discounted at OtterBox’s online store and they come with a screen protector (Which I almost spent $20 on alone)! Also, as a bonus, 10% of the purchase price is donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade! The stock images of the case do not give it justice, it’s a much prettier pink color, and the white looks great on the white iPhone. Definitely a great buy, in looks and in protection.

I’m still getting to know the iPhone 4S and Siri, but so far I’m in love! Plus I’m super addicted to Words with Friends. I wish I’d gotten a smartphone a long time ago!