Jillian Harris on her Instagram tricks and the Kardashian-approved beauty trick she's trying to master

By Erica Cupido

She’s funny, friendly and always unfiltered, which is why fans first fell for Jillian Harris on The Bachelorand The Bachelorette. Today, the Love It or List It Vancouver star shares her experiences – and décor ideas – on social media with the same sense of style that first endeared her to fans of the reality series. We picked her brain for tips on Instagram, beauty skills she's trying to master and why her life looks so picture-perfect.

It isn't, she stresses. Jillian reminds followers that things aren’t always what they seem. “I try to make things look beautiful and simple all the time, but that isn’t my life,” she tells Hello! when we meet her in the Excel Naturally Sweetened Lounge at Toronto’s Interior Design Show. “My life is usually chaotic, and I’m usually running around like a chicken with my head cut off.”

Watch: Jillian shares her predictions for season 20 of The Bachelor

Nothing was off the table when we met up with the down-to-earth TV star, including how she preps a room for Instagram and the Kardashian-approved beauty trend she’s yet to master. As for what’s next for her, Jillian's open-minded (though we know she'll have some involvement in the first Canadian season of The Bachelorette!).

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“I’ve failed at so many things. I’ve been fired. I’ve been online bullied. I’ve been told that I’m not good at things, but I think you just have to try,” she tells us. If you have that energy inside of you then I think you should go for it.”

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