Reached no. 1 app in the App Store!
Over 1,000,000 installs!

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

4.1 out of 5

91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Please add a "none" option to filters


This app is so easy to use and very functional. The options are really cute and fresh. My only issue is that you can't adjust brightness, contrast, and opacity without applying a filter first. I like most of my photos better with no filter so this is a bit annoying.

I've been having loads of fun


I have to say this app is fun and easy to use. The reason for the four stars rating is that I don't like paying for an app then have to pay again for add ons. Otherwise great app!

Love hate relationship


Love this app just wish it wasn't so difficult to
Click to move certain words. I click here and it grabs the line above or below usually takes 10
Tries, frustrating!


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 $1.39
  2. Dainty Borders $1.39
  3. Mod Backgrounds $1.39


  • Family Sharing

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

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