Reached no. 1 app in the App Store!
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Your life is beautiful. Your photos should be, too.

Add new life to your favorite photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles by Elsie and Emma, creators of the award-winning lifestyle blog, “A Beautiful Mess”. Then share your creations with friends through email, or by publishing them directly to popular social networks — Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (hashtag: #ABeautifulMess).

Whether you're sharing personalized snapshots with friends and family or broadcasting your life's most beautiful moments through social media, the photo app from A Beautiful Mess makes it fun and easy.

"A Beautiful Mess" is a lifestyle blog focused on creating a beautiful life. We share simple ways to create an inspired lifestyle. We believe in taking time each day to make something pretty. Most of all, we believe that life doesn't need to be perfect to be beautiful. Visit us at

What's New

Version 2.4

9 new packs and 150 new items added to the app! We're adding a little texture to the new options available in the A Beautiful Mess App.

• The Painted pack has 10 FREE new phrases that have a hand-painted texture
• There are also 4 new packs to help you chronicle the most exciting moments in your life:
- Wedding Pack ($0.99)
- Pregnancy Pack ($0.99)
- First Year Pack ($0.99)
- Travel Pack ($0.99)

• Four new backgrounds were added to the Essentials Pack (FREE)
• There are also 2 new backgrounds packs available:
- Sunny Day Pack ($0.99)
- Breezy Day Pack ($0.99)

• Two speech bubble doodles with the hand-painted texture were added to the Essentials pack (FREE)
• There's a whole new FREE pack of Emoji Stamps, which offer a stamped texture take on all your favorite emojis!

• Two new simple square borders have been added to the essentials pack (FREE)!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Absolutely adore this app!!

JaZzie girl!

This is the cutest photo app i've ever used. I use it at least once a day. Easy to use and GREAT designs. There is just 1 flaw that frustrates me and i'd LOVE if it was sorted out- when resizing items you need to use two fingers to 'resize'- quite tricky on a smaller screen or with multiple items on the photo. Can you please add a slider bar (similar to the opacity bar) for the sizing?
That would be AMAZING!!!* thanks for creating a fantastic app!

I used to love this app but now always crashes


I used to love this app and never had any problems but since the last update it ALWAYS crashes and I'm never able to finish editing a photo. It always seems to happen when adding in a doodle and trying to change its color. If it isn't fixed soon unfortunately I'll have to delete it as its kind of a pointless app without these kind of features especially when there is so much competition for photo editing apps...

Great app but renders badly


I love your app and have been using it for years! Lately though I notice all the images especially the text you overlay on photos renders really blurry. It looks awful. Why is this?? If there is no fix I might have to stop using it which is annoying because I have paid for extras!!


A Color Story LLC
63.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Red Velvet Art LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Font Pack $1.49
  2. Dainty Borders $1.49
  3. Mod Backgrounds $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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