Today marks the second anniversary of my first post to Instagram. I wasn’t incredibly active from the start, but it was instant love with the social media outlet. I’ve met so many wonderful ladies that share my interest in beauty. I consider them friends, even if we’ve never met in person. With this special anniversary, I thought I would share how I came up with my Instagram name (@diorandjellybeans) and how the simple formula I personally used will work for anyone.
The formula is very easy:
@ (your favorite makeup brand) and (your favorite candy)
There are a lot of benefits to using this name system. For instance, many Instagram accounts begin with words like “makeup” or “beauty,” so this is a great way to stand out while still clearly appearing to be a beauty account. Another plus is that candy names sound goofy, so followers will think you have a good sense of humor.
I came up with a few examples that follow this formula to give you inspiration for generating your new name.
An edgy brand pairs well with a rebellious, crackling candy.
|Instagram name idea: katvondandpoprocks|
Alliteration is always nice.
|Instagram name idea: marcjacobsandmilkduds|
Some word play will make you appear clever.
|Instagram name idea: tarteandlemonheads|
Maybe your brand and candy sound a bit awkward together, but awkward is endearing.
|Instagram name idea: macandmikeandikes|
Honestly, I do have a little bit of regret in choosing my Instagram name. Instagram allows you to have a longer name than other social media outlets, so my Instagram name is too long to use for Twitter, Pinterest, etc. This means I don’t have consistent social media names, which is very confusing, I’m sure. I’ve thought about changing it, but it is special to me.
At the time that I created my Instagram, Dior was by far my most favorite brand. I can’t quite say that now (*gasp!*). My makeup tastes have just become much more diverse since that time. Still, I absolutely love Dior, as it was my first high end makeup brand and, therefore, responsible for my love of makeup.
Jellybeans are actually not my most favorite candies in the world; I’m not sure I could choose a favorite because it really depends on my mood. However, “jellybean” is quite important to me, and I’ve chosen to brand myself with that name on my blog, YouTube, and other social media. Jellybean is just Luke’s nickname for me. He’s been calling me that for just about our entire relationship (over 7 years). I never thought I’d be the type of person to have a cute nickname, let alone enjoy it, but here we are.
So, what would your Instagram name be?