Last year, Cotton Bag Co. launched a new product – The Selfie Bag, and kindly offered to send me one over to give my honest opinion about the bag. With the notification ‘Storage Almost Full‘ popping up on my phone every two seconds due to me taking 500 photos just for the perfect one, I knew I had ‘bag’ me one of them (sorry, I’ll leave…).
What Is ‘The Selfie Bag‘?
Each bag is designed to hold all of your essentials for taking the perfect selfie. A large, sewn in zip pocket, a deeper, thinner sewn in pocket, and lastly a sewn in reflective sheet.
The large zip pocket is ideal for carrying around your valuable items such as your phone, keys, purse etc.
A reflective sheet has been sewn into the bag to help you create the perfect lighting on your selfie.
What would a selfie bag be without a selfie stick holder? Your selfie stick now has a perfect little home in your bag.
The bag is available in two different colours/designs – natural and black. I mean it when I say this, but it honestly took me a good hour to decide between the two. I loved the gold detailing on the black bag, but I also loved the pattern on the natural bag. Blogger problems, hey?
5 Steps To Taking The Perfect Selfie
I’m sure I’m not the only one who will take 500 photos, just to then delete them all and start again. Now, you won’t need too (well, you still may end up taking 100 odd!). Here are mine and Cotton Bag Co.’s favourite tips on how to take the perfect picture of yourself:
- Lighting – there is a reason professional photographers use them big ol’ light boxes. Now, I’m definitely not saying go out and spend hundreds of pounds on this sort of lighting. I mean, why would you when you can just use the sun?! Natural lighting will forever be your best friend. Just be careful that you’re not standing in direct sunlight as it can cast nasty shadows on your photo.
- Know Your Angles – Kim Kardashian even knows her angle – chin down. Practice by posing in the mirror and taking a few ‘practice shots’.
- Tidy Up – I really need to write this down somewhere because it’s one step I always forget to do – tidy up the background. The best way to ruin a perfect selfie is to have a messy background. You’ll thank me later when people are commenting about YOU and not the mess.
- Smile! – the best pose in life is a smile. Just make sure it’s a natural looking one! There isn’t anything worse than someone forcing a smile for a photo.
- Editing – edit lightly. You want to help improve your photo. Not make it look like you’ve applied 100 filters on it. My favourite editing apps to use has to be Facetune and VSCO.
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