There’s no doubt that Instagram is seriously addictive. Where else can you see what your friends got up to on the weekend, stalk your fave celebs and keep up with the latest Sunset Lane goss — all in the same place?
But sometimes, scrolling through Insta for hours can leave you feeling a little ‘blah’ — and not just because your mum is yelling at you to get off your phone and do your homework! Instagram makes it way too easy to compare yourself to the cool girls at school or celebs like Kylie Jenner. “She’s so #goals, why can’t I look like her?” you might wonder. The answer to that is: because then you wouldn’t be your amazing, beautiful self! But the point is, comparing yourself to other girls on Instagram isn't healthy or productive.
Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to delete your Instagram account! But there is a way that you can make browsing Instagram a lot more fun and inspiring — by following some of these cool, talented girls who have done amazing things, despite their young age. They’re #goals because of what they’ve achieved, not just because of what they look like!
At just 13 years old, Millie Bobby Brown has already achieved incredible success as one of the stars of the TV series Stranger Things. However, her Instagram bio sums up her amazingly down-to-earth attitude to life: “We were born to be real, not to be perfect.” She’s the epitome of cool and the type of girl we’d love to have as our BFF.
If Olivia Maggi looks familiar, it’s probably because she featured in our Young&Fearless campaign with skincare line Luv Ur Skin. She’s a model, actress (she plays the lead role of Fae in the series Witches) a black belt in Taekwondo and all-round talented gal!
Tavi Gevinson started her own online fashion magazine, Style Rookie, when she was just 11 years old! Despite her young age, it became one of the most popular style blog in the world. Talk about impressive! Ten years later, rookiemag.com has morphed into an online publication aimed at teenagers tackling the political and cultural issues.
Feel more at home riding your bike with the boys than playing with makeup? Hit ‘follow’ on Saya’s account. The 17-year-old Aussie is a five time world BMX champion — and living proof that you can be a bit of a sporty tomboy and still be the coolest girl around!
Dove Cameron may look like a real life angel — but she does a pretty wicked job at playing a villain in Disney’s The Descendants series. Her Instagram is a great snapshot into her inspiring life and super cool personality.