Let me take a Selfie…”The good, the bad and the ugly”

Everyone is guilty of it, everyone has done it, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about, its human nature……..its…..”The SELFIE!!”

It’s the latest THING to do, your at the beach, at a party, with your mates, or even in hospital giving birth, there is always the right time for a “selfie”, am I right??

There are so many selfie pictures on social media and magazines of beautiful people in their natural habitat looking amazing. It shits me really.

These stunners are always at the ready for a quick pic, and 10 times out of 10 they look bloody fabulous! I always like to ask myself how many pictures did it actually take do get looking that good? 2? 20? expert level 1?

Surely I’m not the only one who wakes up, puts on killer makeup looks in 3 different mirrors and thinks:

“Shit….I look the goods today!” or ” Geez, I’m all that and a bag of potato crisps” (brittish accent required). “I think I might just take a selfie!” so you go yet your trusty phone, click the camera icon, only to reveal an extremely unflattering upper shot of your nostril, position the phone always slightly raised so no one can see your double chin, pull a few faces and try some different angles, and the CLICK. All to reveal this…….

So verrrry attractive!!

But believe me when I tell you, a good pose at  just ..  the ..  right ..   angle can be the difference between a good pic and a OMG do I really look like that, I’m going to go rock in the corner quietly pic.

There is a great article I found by Fashion Gone Rogue, about how to take a great selfie! you can findit here :

https://www.fashiongonerogue.com/how-take-instagram-selfie-supermodel/

Not all of us are blessed with the photogenic gene, and thats’s ok! Because at the end of the day, there is always filters to help those of us that have not been shined upon by the photo gods.

It only takes 5 minutes, a really good editing app, 50% black and white saturation with a slightly blue hue and a 60% increase in the blur filter to get things looking decent!! May the photo gods be forever in your favour!

Leave a comment down below if you can relate!! PMSL xxx

The “Donut” Theory

This is the theory I live by!….let me explain……

As a lover of all things beauty, I find myself consistently experimenting. Experimenting with my makeup, on my hair, trying out the latest eyeshadow palette or the latest hair extensions. One way or another, I am always trying something new. I have always done it, it’s just who I am.

I can guarantee you, at least 5 times out of 10, it turns out shit! Believe me! I tried the whole” Instagram eyebrow”  trend, how you make your eyebrows quite bold and boxy and gradient, looks fantastic on a twenty odd year old, but on me? Nope…….Just….NOPE!!  I looked like a slug wiped its arse on my face!

We are so conditioned to “Look” a certain way, our expectations of ourselves are so unrealistic, are we are our own biggest critics. I would love a dollar for every time I looked in the mirror and thought ” What the….. holy %$#@ ?, poke it….poke it with a stick!! “, “When did my chin multiply??” , ” Shit, people would pay good money for the bags under my eyes! “. This is where the “Donut” Theory comes in………..

1. DONUT………  Let anyone tell you who you should be, or what you should look like. Honey your fab, and you do you

2. DONUT………  Let people make you feel insecure, they are usually the ones with the insecurities! trust me!!

3. DONUT………  Ever think that your cellulite and stretch marks are unsightly, every mark on your body has a story to tell, wear them with pride!

4. donut……… let the shitty attitude of others, rub off on you stay true to yourself!

5. donut……… Change for anyone!…….ever!!!

There you have it….my “Donut” theory. Little words of wisdom, life lessons and acquired knowledge from me to you…….And if all the above fails……drive to Donut King, buy yourself a donut boat (the mini ones with the cinnamon AND icing) and go to town!!

 

Let me know if you agree or if you have anything to add to my theory!! Comment Down Below xxxxx