Hair & Beauty Magazine


By Thebeautyscoop


I have never felt as awkward as I did in the toilets of that club, in those moments. The things I do for you guys. ;-)

Selfie – "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website". Now unless you've been living under a rock for the last few days, you'll know that this word was recently named the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary, which is utterly pointless, but true all the same. ;-)
Now I'm not entirely sure why selfies have become such 'big business' in recent times, nor why so many people appear have such a problem with them. Yes, I've seen the girls firing out masses of duckfaced selfies, pouting like their life depended on it, and the 'pumped' lads tensing every inch of their being to get that 'I'm so buff, fancy me please' selfie, and whilst they do look absolutely ridiculous doing this in a serious manner, it's not actually harming anybody, so I struggle to have any real issue with it.
The fact is, I think most of us take selfies these days, just more 'acceptable' ones. Maybe it's because you've got ready for a night out and thought you'd scrubbed up quite well but live alone so only have yourself available for photograph duties, or maybe you're always taking photographs of others and just want a pic in there of yourself so it actually looks like you've been at an event/existed. Whatever the reason, I'm sure we have all done it.
I'm 'guilty' of this myself these days, especially whilst trying to get over my camera fear... and also trying to figure out/find my 'camera face'. You know, the one you know you look ok-ish doing in pictures when you actually feel really awkward?! Because, as a prolific camera avoider over the years, I've lost any sense of knowing what to do with my face or body, when faced with a lens pointing at me. Ha.
I'd also say that us bloggers take lots of selfies when showing Face/Outfit of the Days, or swatches of products on the face etc. Does this mean we're all a bunch of 'Selfie Wankers'? I certainly hope not. ;-)
What's your opinion on the selfie? Do you take them? Are you offended by them? :-)

This post originated at

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Vegetarian Meatballs with Fried Napa Cabbage

    How to make meatless 'meatballs' that actually taste fantastic and satisfy both vegetarians and meat lovers? We'll let you in on a secret... or actually two:... Read more

    9 hours, 42 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
  • What I Wore: Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans

    What Wore: Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans

    Just call me a hypocrite, or maybe a convert. Just a few short months ago I told a reader to get rid of a pair of high-waisted cropped wide-leg jeans and now... Read more

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago by   Wardrobeoxygen
  • Supporting Someone with Dementia

    Dementia can be a sad, stressful disease for the victim, but also for their family, friends, and carers. A diagnosis of dementia is not the end of the world... Read more

    10 hours, 3 minutes ago by   Steve Bradley
  • Oh Pep! – ‘Your Nail and Hammer’

    Pep! ‘Your Nail Hammer’

    Australian duo Oh Pep! have released ‘Your Nail and Hammer’, the third single from their upcoming second album. The short and sweet song finds the band... Read more

    10 hours, 20 minutes ago by   Spectralnights
  • Kaduna State University Postgraduate Admission List – 2018/2019

    KASU Postgraduate Admission List for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. Candidates who applied for admission into the Postgraduate programmes of... Read more

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago by   Naijapary
  • The Trouble with Mary Pinnock

    Trouble with Mary Pinnock

    You know me, I can never leave anything alone. I am always up for a challenge and possibly the worst thing anyone can say to me is 'you probably won't find... Read more

    10 hours, 46 minutes ago by   Kirsty Stonell Walker
  • MAUTECH Yola Admission List – 2018/2019 Out

    MAUTECH 1st batch admission list for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. Candidates who appkied for admission in the university are by this... Read more

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago by   Naijapary