How to take flattering pictures even if you aren’t attractive 

Like your Instagram profile is basically your portfolio these days. So of course, without sounding totally shallow and like a materialistic Bitch. You need to look good. Obviously there is more to life than looking good. But it’s just better if you do also happen to appear to look good. Don’t ask questions just go with it. 

Typically speaking I don’t have the most photogenic features and I really do understand the struggle to take a good pic, so over the years I have picked up a few fail safe tricks to ensure the perfect selfie prevails. 

Here’s my top tips; 

1. Flash is not your friend 

Listen, unless you are a professional photographer or you look like Angelina Jolie I would not use flash in any circumstance. Avoid it like the plague. It shows every little blemish

2. Natural 

Of course good lighting will make all the difference to a photo, and you can’t beat natural light. I often stand next to windows or in areas where you know there is good natural lighting. This may involve awkwardly moving around a bit with camera phone in hand, and shuffling until you find the right spot

3. Base 

Of course your face needs to look great off camera too before you even attempt to get a good selfie. What I do is tend to try and contour the areas I don’t like, for example my nose. I straighten it as much as possible with darker lines, on camera it will look much better. This is also where highlighter comes in, you can highlight the points you do want to accentuate 

4. Filters 

Sometimes it just takes the right angle and filter to make a photo great. I know this isn’t great photography and it’s not very innovative – but it’s just what you need sometimes. If you use one which makes you look perfect and flawless then why not? 

Happy selfie Sunday! 💕 


  1. February 27, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Filters are my best friend!! hahah great tips!

    xo, JJ

  2. February 28, 2017 / 1:52 am

    Filters just make the boring turn into the extraordinary.

  3. March 1, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Ha ha love the humor in your writing. Also the tips you shared are actually very useful. I am not a selfie person AT ALL, but am encouraged to try taking one after reading this.

    • March 1, 2017 / 9:27 am

      I wasn’t sure whether to publish this or not.. I didn’t want to come across as a Bitch. Just wanted to emphasise that I’m not the most attractive person in the world but I’ve managed to perfect taking selfies, and share those tips 😂

      Thank you. I really loved your posts too, I love the fact you pick subjects which aren’t just the superficial or obvious / easy reviews. That go beneath the surface, I think putting a spin on your writing or taking another angle will always make for a more interesting post x

      • March 1, 2017 / 10:39 am

        I could totally see the humility with which you posted the article. And thanks so much for your generous words ❤❤
        let’s stay connected.

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