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♡ TIPS FOR LOOKING INSTAGRAM GLAM ♡

30 May 2018

It's no lie that Instagram has become one of the most influential social media platforms to date and that if you're looking to make it big and to get brand support than Instagram is the place to be. It's important to get it right and to understand what it is that draws people and brands over to your profile. Now, I'm no professional by any means and my Instagram is very very tiny in comparison to many other profiles but that doesn't mean I am not aware of how it works. Here's a couple of tips I've soon come to realise that help boost your profile stats and can give you that 'Instagram glam' selfie in seconds.

#Lighting:

I think everyone and their mothers know that lighting is key when it comes to taking a good picture, especially a good selfie. There's plenty of ways to get good lighting, natural light is your best friend but if there isn't enough of this there are phone cases like LuMee that produce a beautiful light right from your phone!

#Angles:

Angles are crucial, I don't know about you guys but I have a 'good' side and a 'bad' side. My good side being my right...I think! Angles are so important when it comes to a good selfie, certain angles (and lighting) can really change the way an image looks, try practising in the mirror or just take a billion photos and see which angles work for you. I know it's like finding a needle in a hay stack getting a picture perfect first time - but lets be real here...no one is perfect and your first selfie is rarely ever perfect either - so don't beat yourself up if it takes 5, 10, 15 photos to find one you like! 
A trick that many celebs do, Kim K especially, is the tilting of your chin downwards. This makes any sign of a double chin less likely to be visible and can really show of that jaw line! 

#Eye Contact

Now this one is totally hit or miss and I'm subject to not doing this, all the time. However most times I find eye contact is crucial to making a selfie that bit more 'wow'. It's the little details like that that can make your selfie stand out. Eye contact, especially if promoting for a brand, is crucial to connect with people, it's more engaging and really makes the viewer feel like it's targeting them and they can connect. Of course, sometimes a candid or looking slightly away from the camera is also super cute!

#Editing

This one can seem a bit taboo, but we are all guilty of it in some way or another. We all want to make out that we can take the perfect selfie with zero editing and 'make up free' but this just isn't always the case. Sometimes it's crucial to adjust the brightness, contrast and adding a subtle filter. It's all part of making what's yours better - enhancing what you already have. And there's nothing wrong with that! Some of my absolute favourite apps for this are: VSCO (a given), FaceTune, Foodie and HUJI (for that cute polaroid vibe)

#Smile!

Not every one likes to smile showing their teeth and you know what sis, I feel you. I'm not a teeth smiler, however there are some moments that a smile with your pearly whites can really amplify the image. A trick to smiling without feeling/looking awkward is to think of something that genuinely makes you laugh and the smile will come naturally. If that doesn't work try smiling with your teeth slightly apart and not completely shut together as this can make it seem more forced!

If you guys have any tips and tricks on how to take a great selfie or any tips on things that make you feel confident please share below, I'd love to hear it!

4 comments on "♡ TIPS FOR LOOKING INSTAGRAM GLAM ♡"
  1. These are really useful tips! I think lighting is important too, and natural is definitely the best!

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    1. Lighting is SO important - in my opinion I feel like it makes or breaks the photo haha and you're so right natural light is most definitely the best! ♡

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  2. I hardly every take selfies, I just wouldn't know how to do it properly. Thanks for the tips!

    Corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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    1. To be honest, there really is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to take a sefie. I mean, a selfie is just a photo you take of you right? All I can say is natural light ins your best friend, throw a smile on and you're golden! ♡

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