Say Hello to Your New Favorite Way to Filter Photos

Glitter Guide collaborated with A Beautiful Mess for a custom collection of filters for the A Color Story app.

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If you follow Glitter Guide, you’re familiar with their #flashesofdelight hashtag, where you can always find photos to inspire. Which is why the news of a collaborative set of new photo filters created by Glitter Guide for A Color Story, A Beautiful Mess’s cult-favorite photo editing app, is SO exciting.

The collection launched mid-January and features 13 custom filters in the soft, muted shades we have come to expect from Glitter Guide—and founder Taylor Sterling. In other words, the filters make your already pretty photos look even prettier. The pack, appropriately called “Flashes of Delight” is available for purchase at $2.99 on iTunes.

Keep reading to see a small sampling of our favorite photos shared using the hashtag #glitterguidexacolorstory.


Hello, San Francisco! We’d walk up all the hills in the city for this view.


This color palette is making us very, very happy.


Matcha with a side of pretty pink interiors sounds like the perfect way to get caffeinated.


We’re loving the purple and white color palette of these winter florals.


Has anyone ever met a pink building they didn’t like? (Didn’t think so.)


Add this road trip destination to your list of must-stop spots on your next trip to Southern California.

Proof minimalist party decor can still be shiny and fun.


Currently trying to figure out how to teleport to this adorable establishment.


We’re suckers for plants on pink, especially in soft shades like you see here.


Seeing cotton candy shades in the sky never gets old, does it?

Alyssa Clough


Alyssa is a Brooklyn-based maximalist and vintage addict who is always on the hunt for something—a new piece of collage art, more plant babies, yet another ceramic vessel, you get the picture. Obsessions include bold accent walls, living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, and supporting female artists and makers. Find her on Instagram ignoring her phone’s screen time alerts.