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

4.6 out of 5

134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Dissapointed. Control update needed!


I got this app for a while now, but there hasn't been any updates for ages! The control to minimise or enlarge icons is horrible as it only works when your 2 fingers are on the item. So it doesn't work if the icon is too small and so on. Sometimes i have to save pics in between creating, otherwise i have to delete and start again, when the control does mess things up. It's to fiddly and I wouldn't buy it again. There are better apps out there like enlight. Worth the money, easy control and once bought only free tools.



Love this little app. I mostly use it for adding text and little doodles to pictures before uploading to Instagram so I don't use the filters much. Adds something extra and it's my kind of illustration style. Have recommended to friends who also think it's cool.

A con with naff filters


You have to buy this app, then you have to buy most of the backgrounds and other bits. The filters are awful, they blur out or over colour images. Pretty useless unless you want to create a collage or write something over your images. I wouldn't pay for it again. And I hate the pop ups I get asking me to buy more every-time I open an image in the app. Just about gets a 2 out of 5.


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 £0.99
  2. Dainty Borders £0.99
  3. Mod Backgrounds £0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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