Saturday

My face: Filtered and unfiltered


If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I love a good selfie. If you ever get hold of my iPod and take a look at my camera roll, you'll probably do exactly what Leona and Marie did on my hen do, and instantly rip me to shreds about my vanity! I can't help it: If I'm having a good face day, I just want to show the world!

Of course I have insecurities, like everybody else, but, generally speaking, I'm quite happy with my face. I like to think it's a good face to have. I love my eyes, I like the natural shape of my eyebrows (I never, ever pluck them) and I even like my round, rosy hamster cheeks. When it comes to Instagram, I'm all about Valencia, so I was really interested ReeRee's post on selfies and filters. Straight away, I knew I needed to post something similar. So prepare yourself for my face: filtered and unfiltered! 

I just like the effect that Valencia gives. Of course, it's nice that it smooths over imperfections and creates a more even look but, as you can see, if doesn't radically alter my face. I think I'll be sticking with my filters for now.

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  1. That's nice filter. I think taking pictures of your face over and over is a great way to gain self confidence and to just get used to your face at different times and different days.

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    1. I agree! I've definitely found "my side", as you can see from these!

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  2. That's my favourite filter too!! In all honesty, there really isn't a lot of difference between the pictures! You have really nice skin anyway the filter just gets rid of some of the redness :) You're a babe. xx

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    1. I know, I know. I'm just gorgeous ;)

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  3. I used to hate having my photograph taken so I started doing silly face selfies to get used to it. I'm quite happy now especially since I can mess about with filters easily these days.

    Caroline
    http://puttingyourlifeinorder.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think selfies can be a really good way of gaining confidence since you have complete control over the image.

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  4. Valencia is my favourite filter too. I use it on nearly all of my photos.
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  5. First of all: thank you for this post! I ADORE selfies, and (weirdly) I love seeing other poeple's selfies. I know a lot of people who complain about how annoying it is that half of their Facebook newsfeed is littered with girl's contorted into duck-faces or whatever...but isn't it better to have that than girls with low self esteem who are too scared or repulsed by themselves to show their faces? I know for me if I'm having a crappy day, taking a quick photo, using a nice filter and getting one or two positive comments always cheers me up, so why not!
    Sorry for the rant, but I like these sort of posts.

    Also, you're a babe even without a filter. :)

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    1. I love seeing other people's selfies too! I agree with you. I'd much rather see confident girls than girls too afraid to show their face!

      And thank you :)

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  6. You are gorgeous filter or no filter. But yeah, I do like being able to filter things a bit and cancel out some redness, or if my hair looks awesome but my face looks rubbish and I wanted to capture the hair block the rest out. I'm kind of a selfie addict myself ^.^;;

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    1. Thank you so much! Nothing wrong with a selfie addict!

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  7. Ah I am addicted to the same filter. It just gives that extra ummft. You look beautiful without it though. Ha my boyfriend looked at my insta and said I was vain too so don't worrt we are all guilty of a selfie binge :p x

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    1. Valencia is definitely the best. Thank you so much!

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  8. Aw thanks for reading my blog and doing your own selfie-love post! Looking fabulous with and without filtering of course x

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    1. I loved your post- So inspiring. Thank you very much :)

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  9. I always forget about the filters on IG. Looks as though they can be quite useful though - I like Valencia.

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  10. There's not all that much difference and I have always been jealous of your eyebrows! xox

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    1. Haha I remember you saying that about 10 years ago!

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