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How to Take the Perfect Selfie




OK, here’s the deal – you’re really really good looking and you want to share that gift with the world, we get it, we’re gorgeous too! What you need is a well presented, skilfully planned selfie. Not sure where to start? The world of celebrity is brimming with the do’s and don’ts of selfie taking, just have a look at the biggest culprits to get some helpful hints and tips to apply to your own snaps. Leave behind the days of less than five likes a photo and sail into the world of Instagram stardom with our roundup of how to take the perfect selfie.





1. DON’T FORGET YOUR WAR PAINT

First things first, leave behind the days of #nomakeup and embrace the ‘Woke Up Like This’ glow. Do you think Kim K became the world’s selfie Queen because of a blatant disregard for contouring? Of course not - just look at those cheekbones!






2. UTILISE PROPS

Whether it’s a pair of fun novelty sunglasses or a giant photo of you as a backdrop – don’t be afraid to add some well placed props every now and again.






3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FILTER

We love Joey Essex, we really do – what we don’t love is people using the ‘Kelvin’ filter? PLEASE STOP. You know the only choices really are Valencia or Earlybird…..






4. TRY DIFFERENT EMOTIONS

Selfies are not just about the smiles and pouts – feeling down? Practise in the mirror until your sad face looks fabulous - #ihatemondays






5. POST WORK OUT SELFIES

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. If your abs are your most interesting feature – take that theme and run with it.






6. FUNNY FACES

All hail Cara, she’s tops the funny faces chart every time! If you can convince one of your super famous friends to join you, even better.






7. ADD A PUPPY OR KITTEN

You’re probably adorable enough on your own, however, cute animals + selfies are a recipe for success! Even Zayn Malik looks that little bit cuter when posing with his baby tiger cat. So borrow a friends pet and show us your best ‘Don’t worry, I’ll look after you’ pose….





8. STAND BACK

Please, Just stand back!!! Always check before you post, don’t just go with your first attempt – we live in a world where we can delete images before they ever see the light of day – remember the days of disposable cameras? Count your blessings!


Goodbye & Good Selfies!