Selfies – OK, so why am I actually writing about Selfies? I don’t even like them!

Being a fashion and beauty blogger means that I do sometimes need to take a selfie to show off a make-up product, share a look I’ve created and sometimes it’s just because of the location I’m in.

The only selfie that I’ve taken which I’ve actually liked is the one a lot of you may have seen on my Instagram page, taken whilst I was in Greece.

Let’s discuss, is there a perfect way to take a Selfie? Below are my tips….

Selfies – How to take a Selfie

* Lifts Arm

* Holds phone at arms length



(No Duckface included)

Hahahahaha – on a serious note, there are some people who claim that there are specific ‘angles‘  for capturing your best Selfie BUT I don’t really follow any of that.

I’d say that lighting is the most important factor and I think one of the reasons that my favourite Selfie worked is because of the beautiful, natural sunlight – it was taken just after noon and the sun was above and facing me giving me the right amount of exposure and a lovely glow….

For all of you that are interested, I’ve listed what I’m wearing below with all the links that you need to shop this look – I remember I wasn’t feeling too good that day so I wore an oversized t-shirt and my boyfriend jeans finished off with them cool colourful sunglasses! 🙂


What I’m Wearing 

Basic White Tee – H&M

Boyfriend Jeans – H&M


Camera Used for ‘Selfie’ – iPhone 6 Plus

Camera Used for photos – Nikon 

Ah, so let me know what you think of this post – is there something specific that you do for taking a selfie or are you like me, taking a few at a time and hoping for the best? 🙂




  1. 29th September 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I just take as many I can until I find one I like. No rocket science here, hehe! But I do agree that good lightning is important. Great post btw!

    • 29th September 2015 / 11:54 pm

      I just take as many pictures until I find one I like! No rocket science here, hehe! But I do agree that good light is important to get good pictures:) Great post!

    • sprinkles
      5th October 2015 / 9:27 am

      Hahahahaha – good to know! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      2nd October 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much xxxx

  2. 28th September 2015 / 10:36 am

    I’m terrible with selfies – I always feel like such an idiot! I would hardly ever do one in public for this reason unless it is one with my other half 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

    • sprinkles
      2nd October 2015 / 9:42 am

      Hahahahaha – Exactly!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you very much xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you xxx

  3. 28th September 2015 / 2:47 am

    I agree with you on not liking selfies. I always see people I know taking a billion and I take some when I can especially if it is related to work or a project. I loved how you explained the best way to take it. I think your pictures are lovely and I especially love this background! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much – I’m glad people agree with this and it’s not just me that doesn’t like them hahaha xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much xxx

  4. 27th September 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing this honest post!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you xxx

  5. 27th September 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I’m awful when it comes to taking Selfie’s which is why I only have a about 2 on my instagram! I just can’t get the angle right!

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:56 pm

      I know – they’re so awkward! xxxx

  6. 27th September 2015 / 1:06 pm

    I haven’t taken a selfie in such a long time! Usually I just make sure there’s good lighting (to make the skin look good!) 🙂

    Metallic Paws

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:52 pm

      Yay – glad you like xxx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 11:02 am

      Hahahahah thank you so much Tina! 🙂 xxx

  7. 27th September 2015 / 2:00 am

    Such amazing pictures! I always find selfies so incredibly hard to get right.

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 11:00 am

      Awww thank you so much – I agree, selfies are not the easiest thing to take but at the same time when it’s for a makeup look or beuy product then lighting is key! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you xxx

  8. 26th September 2015 / 4:27 pm

    haha I love your photos, and I agree lighting is the most important factor! 🙂
    I also really like the outfit you’re wearing! x

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you so much hun – glad you like it and agree! 🙂 xxx

  9. 26th September 2015 / 3:31 pm

    No, no, no…I am not a fan of selfies, never have been and never will be. I know many are literally obsessed with it but it’s just not my cup of tea. It has come to a point that I’ve seen a few IG accounts that were filled with ONLY selfies, like seriously? I do agree with you on having to take a couple because of blogging but it still makes me really uncomfortable.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:49 am

      Yaaaaaaay – glad to know it’s not just me that thinks this! I’m so happy people agree on this topic about Selfies! A few are ok and when you want to show off a product, again that’s fine and even a location but not to fill your IG with them…no….. xxxx

  10. 26th September 2015 / 2:59 pm

    hahaha “no duckface included” – I like this :))

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:46 am

      Hahahahahahahaha – thank you so much xxx

  11. 26th September 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Haha, I don’t take a lot of selfies, but when I do, I don’t follow any rules/tips, except for the tip about natural light!

    Great post!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde |

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:45 am

      Hahahaha – yay, that’s the best way to do it! Natural lighting but good lighting at the same time! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:44 am

      Thank you xxx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:42 am

      Thanks xx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:40 am

      hahahahaha – that’s so funny!!! It’s good to know that it’s not just me that thinks this about Selfies! I just aim and hope for the best hahahahha 🙂 xxx

  12. 25th September 2015 / 11:38 pm

    I also think lighting is key, but also knowing your best side(unless you’re a super model) lol! I really do have a best side and knowing that has helped out when taking selfies. I don’t enjoy them either. :))

    Much Love,

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:38 am

      Hahahahahaha – that’s funny, if you’re a supermodel then anything goes but overall I do think lighting is the main factor when it comes to selfless! 🙂 Good to know that it’s not just me that thinks this about Selfies! xxx

  13. 25th September 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the useful tips! I don’t like selfies but will keep your advice in mind if one day I need to take one. Have a great weekend!

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:34 am

      Thank you very much – have a lovely week! 🙂 xxx

  14. Gabrielle
    25th September 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I have to admit, I used to take a lot of selfies during my teen years, though something changed along the line and I only seem to take one every few weeks or so now – an improvement, right? haha! I loved that beach selfie you took whilst in Greece by the way, you look beautiful in it! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:31 am

      Hahahahaha – yes, that’s the same with me…..I take them only when I want to show off a product or a specific makeup look or in the case of Greece – where I am!

      That’s my favourite Selfie, it’s embarrassing to say but I do like that one ahahaha xxxx

  15. 25th September 2015 / 2:38 pm

    selfies are my passion!!!

  16. 25th September 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Selfies… I am not really good at taking selfies. I take like 5-10 of them and try to pick one, that’s bad 🙂 x

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:28 am

      That’s the same – I don’t like taking selfless either but will do when it’s to show a makeup look or product etc…. very awkward though hahaha xxx

    • sprinkles
      30th September 2015 / 4:49 pm

      Hahaha thank you xx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:25 am

      Hahahahaha – thank you so much, I’m glad you agree with this! I’m like that too – it’s so weird taking a picture of yourself but if it’s for a make-up look or to show where I am, then I’m guilty of doing this from time to time! 🙂 xxx

  17. 25th September 2015 / 11:10 am

    I totally try selfies for my make up looks for blog posts but I just can’t seem to photograph it as well as when someone else is doing the shot! I am such a sucker for them though with other people it’s kinda cringey 😉 xxx

    • sprinkles
      29th September 2015 / 10:23 am

      Hahaha I’m glad you agree with this, I don’t like them either but will on the odd occasion take one if I want to show a product or makeup look! 🙂 xxx

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