Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in CREATE

A Beautiful Mess just released their newest app, A Color Story, and I am loving it. This app was designed to brighten and enhance photos without dulling the color or covering it completely with a tint. There are over 100 filters, including flares and light leaks. I have several photo editing apps on my phone, but I’m thinking this one could replace them all.


The filters range from subtle changes to full on overlays, and I like being able to mix them up and layer them. Typically for my blog, I do minimal editing for photos, but sometimes I like to try several different filters and add details.


One of my favorite things about this app is that all of the filters in the Black&White section are named after characters and details from Twin Peaks, including Coffee, Laura, and Black Lodge. So good.


If you read A Beautiful Mess, you know that everything is super colorful. I love the filters that just make the colors of your photos pop without adding too much of an overlay or changing the photo too much. Also, the app includes Curves, which allows you to truly edit your photos like Photoshop. The filters are so good that you literally only need one to get the effects you want, which definitely makes my life a whole lot easier.
3Have you tried this app yet? What are your favorite photo editing apps?


  1. Meg @ AdventuresinVerdance.com
    January 21, 2016

    Aaaaand, now I’m off to throw my money at them. Loved their original app, so it’s necessary. 🙂 Thanks for the review!

    • Kayla
      January 21, 2016

      YES! It’s so good! They’re the best. Let me know how you like it!


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