How to Use the New LTK App & Why You Need to Download (or Update!) It

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
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Since you’ll want to have your phone easily accessible to navigate through the new LTK features, I suggest reading this post on a tablet or computer.

I’m so excited today to give you the scoop on something many of you have asked me about! Do you follow Empty Nest Blessed on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest?  If you don’t, you may want to think about it! I post lots of social media-only content throughout the day, especially on my Instastory. It’s like a behind-the-scenes peek at my life as an empty nester! If you’re already following me on Instagram, I’m sure that you’ve seen @shop.ltk links on many of my posts. As you may know, Empty Nest Blessed is part of an affiliate program through a company called LTK (formerly This means that if you make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms (like Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest), I may make a commission from that purchase. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and it’s how I get paid. Basically, the commission is a reward from the brand for sharing the item or sale information with you. To read more about how it all works, see THIS post.


The LTK network includes about 150,000 hand-selected influencers from 100+ countries worldwide, who post their favorite fashion looks, home decor, beauty products, and more. The benefit to you is that LTK gives me access to 1 million global brands — from luxury names like Gucci all the way to affordable options like Old Navy and Target. I may get advance notice of sales, and sometimes opportunities to collaborate on special projects with brands who may offer discounts just for my readers.

You get a convenient way to shop my looks and recommendations, all in the LTK app. Eight million people shopped via the LTK app last month! There are a few great updates and improvements to the LTK app that make it much more user-friendly and easier to shop than ever. I’m so excited to share them with you, and explain more about how to use them in this post!


Before we begin, be sure to download the LTK App and follow my page:

1. Download the LTK app in the app store and sign up. Be sure you Enable Notifications (I’ll explain later why this is important!).

2. Follow Empty Nest Blessed in the LTK app (search Empty Nest Blessed in the search bar.) Following me will make my latest post appear right on your homepage feed.). Or, when you find my LTK page by clicking a link from an Instagram Story, my website, or another social media platform, the app will trigger you to automatically follow me in LTK and my feed will show up on your home page.

Here’s how to make the most of the new LTK app updates to get more information on a product and easily shop my looks all in one convenient place 24/7/365:

New LTK App Feature: Favorites

The new “favorite” feature allows you to create your own list of favorite products so you can refer back to it later. This is a great way to remember items you love so you don’t forget once you’re ready to purchase them. See a dress you think may be perfect for a wedding next season? Add it to your favorites and buy it when you’re ready!

  1. Favorite items by clicking the small heart. They will appear under “Products” on your favorites page.
  2. Favorite posts by clicking the heart icon on the bottom right of the image. They will appear under “Posts” on your favorites page.
  3. Create personalized lists by clicking on a product and selecting “+ List.” Title your folder. It will appear under “My Lists” on your favorites page. You can even click “share” to send your list to friends and family!

New LTK App Feature: Price Drop Alerts

With new price drop alerts, you will receive a notification to your phone when one of your favorited items goes on sale! Just make sure your push notifications are turned on in the LTK app.

Here’s how to enable them:

  1. On the Menu in bottom right, click Settings > Notifications.
  2. Make sure both options are switched to the “on” position.

New LTK App Feature: ENB Search Bar

You can now search within my content to find exactly what you’re looking for. This is so helpful when trying to find products you liked that I shared in the past and want to revisit, or are searching for something specific on my page. Do you need a pair of sneakers? Do you want to see the latest styles from J. Crew? Are you looking for that video I shared last month? You can now efficiently find a specific product, brand, or media type by using the search bar and filter icon on my page.


New LTK App Feature: Home Screen Badging

This feature lets you see how many new posts I have in LTK, so you don’t miss a single one! On your home feed, look for the little red circle with a number. Click on it, and it will direct you to my latest posts.


Stay tuned for more updated LTK features coming soon including…

New LTK App Feature: Holiday Gift Guides

I am super excited about this one! LTK has made it so easy for me to share gift guides with you just in time for the holiday season. My holiday gift guides will be displayed right at the top of my shop, on my page in the app. As holiday shopping begins earlier and earlier each year, you can be prepared for the upcoming supply chain shortages and items that normally sell out fast!

New LTK App Feature: Collections

Collections help me organize my content into categories that make it even better for you to shop on my LTK page. All of my looks will be rounded up into categories such as “Beach Beauty,” “Accessories,” “Dresses,” or “Fall Decor.” This is another update that makes it easier to find exactly what you need (or never knew you needed!) right on my page.

More Helpful Tips:

If you don’t want to download the app, you can screenshot my photos on social media and automatically receive an email with product details and shoppable links once you’ve registered your email with LTK (How cool is that?).

  1. Register your email with LTK.
  2. Screenshot Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest posts that include @shop.ltk links.
  3. Check you email for details, or open the LTK app and if you’ve followed me, my shoppable images will appear on your feed within the app.
  4. (Or go directly to my LTK page at

If you’d rather not register with LTK (I get that too!), you can just come here to and shop on the SHOP page. You can find it on the navigation bar at the top of my site. Simply click the image you want more information on, and the linked items will pop up for you to shop (So easy, right?).

Do you want to learn more about the Business of Blogging, and how it all works as a business model? Click HERE for my post on The Business of Blogging: A Look Behind the Scenes.

If you’ve looked around on Empty Nest Blessed, you know that I write about what interests me and what I think my readers will love. It might be the Date Night Outfit Ideas and how to wear them, or my Mexican Chicken For Two recipe. Another day, it might be 6 Ways to Show Love to Your Adult Children or The Best Skincare Products for Women Over 50. I decided early on in my blogging days that it wasn’t fair for me to write about things without providing you with resources if you want more information on the topics I’m discussing.

So in my blog posts, I’ll always link to my outfits, favorite resources, products, and places – to hopefully inspire and equip you. Please know that anything I write is my own opinion and I only recommend products or companies that I love or use myself. I consider you all my friends, and I do my very best to be a good friend to you! I’m so grateful for your readership and support, and for making Empty Nest Blessed possible.

I wrote today’s post in response to lots of reader questions about LTK. If you have any questions on anything we’ve covered, please leave a comment, send me a DM on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at [email protected].

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  1. What a great post! I learned a lot. I will try to relate this info to my followers as well. Very well written and easy to understand. Thank you.

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