November 4, 2016

Musings: Love Your Selfie

I am guilty of taking way too many selfies. My defence is that in a world where there is so much negativity, we should celebrate ourselves. Here are a few of my tips to get you picture perfect

1) Buy Kim Kardashian’s book selfie book aptly titled ‘Selfish’.
Only joking, check out my tips below…
2) Get to know your face…
I have the darkest eye bags known to man so I layer on the concealer and this instantly gives me a confidence boost.
I recommend studying your face in the mirror and just getting to know the planes of your face and what side(s) you are comfortable being photographed from. I like the My Space emo kid high angle circa 2005 as it makes me look slimmer.
3) Do things that make you happy…
Love taking a sweaty post-gym selfie? Enjoy taking a makeup free selfie in bed? Why not, you never know who you will motivate. Most of all, do it for yourself.
4) Know your Lighting and Composition
The grid feature on the iPhone is a great way to line up your photos and get symmetry or asymmetry depending on what you’re after. Think about what’s in the background… did you flush the toilet? Is your room a mess? Think about how you want to come across to the world and yourself.
5) Filters are your friend…
6) Confidence
Some may call the excessive selfie taking trend of today narcissistic but I just call it confidence.
In a world where we are constantly attacked for being too much or not enough of something, I believe selfies should be celebrated. If you’ve got the confidence to share your selfie with the world via Instagram or a potential love interest on a dating app, good on you.

June update: 
I came here to update this post because it is World Selfie Day on June 21st! I have shared some of my tips in a booklet and a selfie bag in collaboration with The Cotton Bag Co. I can’t describe how good quality these bags are and the stylish designs they come in. Not only that, each bag comes with a reflective insert, perfect for those outdoor selfies… You know you want to…
You can check out The Cotton Bag Co here and order your very own selfie bag here.

Char xo

14 responses to “Musings: Love Your Selfie”

  1. Did you flush the toilet? Cracks me up hahahaha Great tips! I love that you are straight to the point.

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  10. I flippin love this, don’t ever think I will become one of the selfie lovers, but fab tips to try.
    Lyn x
    The Lavender Barn

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.