Stop avoiding the holiday pictures and start enjoying them

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hi loves,
How are you? I hope you're good. As we all know, holiday season is coming. It's that time of year again (almost..., the anticipation is high on this side of the screen) and we couldn't be more excited. We decided to get in the spirit and we are basing all of our posts on the holiday season until Januari 1st. Our first post is about the not always good looking holiday pictures. Unfortunately, not everyone is a super model and looks good on every picture, so we gathered some tips for you to look good on the pictures. We based our tips on posture, makeup and
clothes. So, gather you camera and start practicing! 

Remember your mum telling you to stand up tall with your shoulders back? How annoying it may was at the time, you're mum was actually right (as always.. don't tell my mum!). Your posture is not only important in life as it may cause back pain, it's also one of the reasons a picture is hot or not. You're beautiful the way you are and with these tips you will also see that in your pictures.

As I said above, remember to stand up tall with your shoulders back. It's much more flattering to stand up nice and tall than standing as a bag of potato chips.
Bend the knee closest to the camera. It will give you nice, long legs, creates curves and it slims your body.
Slightly angle yourself away from the camera. This will give the illusion of a slimmer body. 
One of the most unflattering things on a picture got to be the double chin. Remember to pop your chin up however, not too much because no one is waiting on seeing the inside of your nose.
Don't squish your arm against your body, it will give the illusion as if you're bigger than you really are. Instead of squishing it against your body, put your hand on your hip, bend your elbow and move your arms slightly away from your body. This is probably one of the most used model poses in front of a camera.


Please, don't use too much bronzer on your face. It will look unflattering and it looks extremely fake on your picture. Just use it as a touch to give yourself a warmer look. You don't want to look like an oompa loompa for that matter.
Also, don't strive to look like an orange. Meaning, don't over tan. I get it, everyone loves to have a little bit of a tan but don't over do it. It looks fake and not good in real life and on camera it's even more unflattering, it makes you look like an orange.
Before applying your foundation, start with a primer. It will even out your skin and on pictures it will give you the pretty, soft looking skin.
Choose the right concealer. When your concealer is too light, it will look like you have halo's around your eyes, if your concealer is too dark, it will give you dark cirkels around your eyes which you were trying to avoid by using concealer in the first place. If you're not sure about your color, ask someone at your beauty store.
Use bronzer and blush. Apply the bronzer on your cheekbones and the blush on the apples of your cheek. As I said above, don't over do it. A little touch is good enough.


Wear something you like. It sounds obvious, but there are still people wearing clothes that they're not comfortable in. I'm not saying go in your sweatpants to a christmas dinner but don't wear something that makes you feel insecure.
Don't wear clothes that are too tight for you. It's not sexy and it makes you look bigger than you actually are.

And last but not least, have fun, be with your loved ones and eat (a lot)! It's a celebration and enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend!

See you next time, 


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