Friday, 21 August 2015

Let me take a selfie ;)

Hi guys,

Today is a miss match post so if that ain't your thing, I'm sorry but my brain wanted to write this!

SELFIE

The word of this generation. With access to smart phones, mini cameras and even the ability to snap a picture from a video to the 'mega awesome' (FYI I was being sarcastic then) selfie stick you can see how simple and easy the youth of today have it.

The even made a song! #SELFIE https://youtu.be/kdemFfbS5H0 it's quite catchy too ;p

Back in my day I was excited over the disposable cameras from Max Spielmann, that I used in Disneyland to forever immortalise Pluto and myself together, in the best picture a sixteen year old could ask for! 

Oh how times change. The 'selfie' is now a thing. Flip your camera, pout your lips and snap away folks. With photoshop a readily available tool to perfect your picture quality, you know you're minutes away from being Instagram ready.

So why does this word SELFIE fill me with annoyance (ok I probably sound like an old bat but selfie??) it sounds so pretentious? Egotistical maybe? I don't know I haven't figured out why it annoys me but it does. 

But and its a big but (no not my arse this time haha) the thing that really gets me about selfies, is envy. Not in a 'I want to look like you, you're so pretty' way but in the 'wow, you have confidence to pose and snap away' 

I can honestly say the thing I regret most about gaining weight is that I hate having my photo taken. As a result I have no yearly birthday pictures, no seasonal celebrations forever memorised on a 6x4 frame and sadly hardly any photos with my nieces and nephews through the ages.

This makes me sad. What will 80 year old Becki say when she can't show her grandchildren the life she lived? The wacky hair styles? The questionable fashion choices? The epic nights out? 

Which brings me back to the selfie. Is the selfie about confidence? Is it about loving you, your friends, your pets and wanting to share that with the world? 

Recently my auntie told me to stop hiding behind photos of my dogs and show my 'beautiful face' her words, on social media. My reaction? But it's fat! The horror. How would I be able to snap a selfie that hides my numerous chins, doesn't emphasise my chubby cheeks and makes my eyes look less hooded? 

This made me cry. No really I cried. The self hate over a simple bloody picture was awful!! I'd not even taken the photo and I was dissecting it and finding it wanting! Why?!

So people of the Internet. I've decided to share my spur of the moment 'selfie' I'm sorry the word still makes me cringe *don't hate me* 


I'm going to start snapping those moments in life that need saving. A giggle with a friend, a cuddle with my dogs. These things are part of my life, my past I want to remember with all the feelings that memory brings, that help shape my future.

What do you think of the selfie?

Much Love,

Bex x

17 comments:

  1. Yeah I'm like I'm too old for the selfie thing until I go out or have some friends round... than I'm the first one to take a selfie!
    Lovely blog x

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  2. Bex, you are gorgeous girl!!! Don't listen to your own negativity, I promise you that picture is beautiful x well done, that must have taken guts if it was something you really didn't want to do c

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much for that. I was so nervous when I pressed publish, so far no bad comments. lol x

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  3. You are very pretty! Definitely don't listen to any negative comments! Keep taking selfies x


    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/how-to-be-organised-blogger.html

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    1. Thanks so much. It seriously means a lot me x

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  4. I think you look absolutely beautiful in your selfie & good for you taking one :) - I'm older than you and only recently started taking selfies again because I turned against whole idea, however I've found it rather enjoyable (but slightly awkward at times) xo
    www.cakevsscales.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. I don't mind with a group of friends but on my own? feels really awkward pouting to my phone. lol x

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  5. I hate the 'S' word - so much that I'm not even going to type it! I don't know why I hate it so much but it just makes me ever so slightly angry!
    Disposable cameras were the best - whenever I'd be off on holiday or to a concert I'd buy a few (you could only take about 24 photos on each) to capture the memories and I'd be so excited and impatient while waiting for them to be developed!
    That picture of you (I'm still not saying the 's' word!) is lovely, and good on you for posting it!
    Nicola x
    http://nicspirational.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I love this!!! Say shit but not the other 'S' word. lol. I remember taking like 4 cameras to Disneyland and the wait for development was soooo long!

      Thanks a lot for your kind comment about my face, lol x

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  6. You look absolutely gorgeous on your selfie. You have such pretty cheekbones and beautiful eyes, it makes me sad that you don't see that. I don't think the problem is selfies as such, its more how hard women are on themselves. I think its silly when people flood their social media with selfies so I try to only take them if I have something to show, like a new haircurt. It's difficult with beauty blogging, I really struggled as I like to see images of the products on actual people, but I didn't like constantly having photos of my face out there. Its probably why I kept my blog secret for so long! As I get older though, the less I care what anyone else thinks anyway! Good on you for sharing xx

    Sarah | www.seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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    1. OMG, thanks so much! That's really nice of you to say :)

      I do agree that we women are hard on ourselves, I mean I don't want to go on all crazy selfie taker but I shouldn't be afraid to post a few face pictures x

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  7. I love selfies. I can capture moments with my friends when we're making memories. I have pictures where I love my hair or my makeup. I just love taking pictures. I totally get the hating having your photo taken though. Im not a fan of other people taking my photos because I cant control the angles and always feel like I look huge. I do love having my memories in pictures though so I can look back on them
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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    1. I think that lovely, its keeping memories alive. Plus your pictures are fab :D x

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  8. Allssso I totally forgot to write that you are soooo so gorgeous <3

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    1. Haha thanks beautiful. That means a lot to me :) x

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  9. You don't know how beautiful you are xxx

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