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Top 5 Instagrammers of 2018

Published in Nov-Dec 2018

From Aurora's 'Top 5ives – 10 Pros in Top 5 Mode' Series.

1. Anam Hakeem (@girlwithgreenpassport)

Appearing on DAWN and BBC, mingling with traveloggers from around the world on the CPIC Pak Tour and giving desi girls thrills are some of the things that kept Hakeem busy in 2018. With a following of 9,000+ people and 24 countries pinned on the globe, Hakeem was featured by Pop Sugar magazine as one of the five women of colour who are breaking stereotypes and travelling around the world debunking misconceptions about Pakistani women.

2.Maliha Rao (@redalicerao)

From collaborating with Korean skincare curators Koglam to launching her own brand Whimsy Beauty, Rao is a name everyone remotely interested in beauty and skincare knows. With a following of 23.1k, her blog is an assortment of beauty, skincare, style and home.

3.Shahzeen Rehman (@shehzeen.r)

Rehman’s blog has a following of 34k and is an aesthetically pleasing mixed bag of lifestyle, travel, food, style, home décor and more. She is the recipient of the Best Blogger Masala Award 2017. If you are looking for inspiration with a generous serving of desi humour, Rehman is your girl!

4.Umairica (@umairhmirza)

If you are a dude looking for some serious style inspo, you need to know about Mirza. With hardly any grooming platforms aimed at men, Mirza’s blog Umairica (34.7k followers) is filling this huge gap, one fashion post at a time. He is a male blogger who is diluting the discomfort people still feel while discussing metrosexuals by sharing his sartorial choices with the world.

5.Fatima Irfan Shaikh (@Glossips)

Make-up artist and co-Founder of Lashes by Glossips, Shaikh, with a massive following of 64.9k, is a force to reckon with in the world of beauty bloggers. Whether you are looking for doable make-up looks or effortlessly chic style inspiration, there’s a little something for everyone at Glossips!

Taniya Hassan is a freelance writer.