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Illuminate Your Self(ie)

Feb 08, 2016

A bathroom is one of the most private places in the house. It’s where we start and end our day, where we find refuge from our busy social lives, where we make ourselves into the person we want to be and see ourselves at our most vulnerable. Friendships are made in the bathroom, and the most private aspects of our personality are found in the bathroom.

However, a growing trend has us sharing our most intimate space with others. In fact, with a whole lot of others – the internet. Social media has us taking charge of self-identity and image in an entirely new and exciting way. The selfie has taken a private moment (looking at your own image) and made it public.

Is the selfie vain? Or is it empowering? Only time will tell. One thing we do know at Illuminated Bathroom Mirrors is that our mirrors help you look your best, whether it’s in private or in front of 1,000 of your closest friends.

5 Tips for a Great Selfie

1 – Great lighting. A filter can help, but a great selfie starts with great lighting, and this is where your illuminated bathroom mirror will help you get it right – the first time.     

2 – Angles.  Expert selfie-takers know what angle makes them look their best. Try chin down, camera up. Ask a friend which angle he or she thinks looks better.

3 – Don’t do the duck face. Everyone knows what you’re doing, and nobody likes it. Keep it casual – you’ll come off more honest and relatable. Smile, be yourself.

4 – Think about your background. Did you clean your tub? Is there anything embarrassing hanging in the background?

5 – Have fun, be silly! It’s better to be self-aware, and when you have a sense of humor, people relate to you better. You’ve already invited everyone into your bathroom, so don’t be shy – open up a little! 

Check out our illuminated bathroom mirrors today! Bring in a few friends and see what illumination can do for a group selfie. 

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