I know that blog title isn’t terribly original, but it’s fitting because I want to talk about selfies today.
You’re wondering about the Naked Kitty Naturals reader giveaway I mentioned yesterday, right?
Stay with me folks, because it’ll all become clear in approximately three or four minutes, depending on how fast you can read…
Lately, in social media, I’ve been seeing a fair bit of “selfie hate.”
I get it. There is such a thing as too much. And it probably can get annoying if someone posts nothing but bathroom selfies in the exact same position with the exact same facial expression. You might feel an urge to tell the picture-taker to be a bit more creative.
But generally speaking, I like selfies. Since my last child was born, I’ve just started liking the way I look again and feeling comfortable in my own skin again and I want to celebrate that.
Loving yourself can be a lengthy process. If you get home from work one day and feel really happy and confident about the way you look, then why not capture it?
I’ve been attempting to take selfies with my babies/kids since they were born. At the beginning I was using my giant digital cameras and it was very awkward. Most of the time it was just easier to ask someone to take a picture for me, but sometimes the selfies worked out and resulted in a cute little memento of me and my child.
More recently, with an iPod, ipad, and iPhone, I’ve been able to take adorable selfies of me and my kids and they have fun doing it! Also, I think it’s very important to capture images of yourself WITH your kids; sometimes there isn’t another person around to help. When your kids are older, they are going to want those pictures and they don’t care if you weren’t feeling flawlessly camera ready.
I also like to take selfies of me with my friends and family. Friend selfies are a great way to capture happy memories that you can look back on. I love the pictures I have of me and my friends; I’ve never regretted preserving those moments of togetherness.
Selfies with friends can also include all the selfies you have with your partner or significant other. And boy do I have a lot of those! Right now they bring up pretty mixed feelings but I’ll keep them and save them for the kids.
Hmmm….I’m also thinking of vacation selfies. If you go somewhere and want to capture the beautiful scenery, you can obviously take a dozen pictures of mountains and lakes and rivers, but personally, I like to be in the picture too! Then I can look back and enjoy the visual proof that I was there, right there beside that beautiful panorama! Yes, I can take a picture of Lake Superior, but I’d also like a picture of me in front of the lake. Or in the lake! It just makes sense. You go on vacation so you get in those pictures too!
Lately I’ve been taking more and more selfies and I’m having fun doing it. I want pictures of my new haircut and my new dress and my cool glasses. I want pictures of me with my kids and friends and in front of my house and in my back yard. I want pictures of me on my birthday on on Christmas.
As I get older, I know I’m going to love having a recorded history of myself to look back on.
So some people think selfies are vain and narcissistic? I don’t care anymore. I used to let those kinds of opinions have some sort of influence over me, but not anymore.
I’m going to keep taking selfies. Some I will post; some I won’t. If you don’t like it, you can unfollow and unfriend! Wouldn’t the first time!!
Bottom line: I like my selfies and I like YOUR selfies. And guess what? I want to SEE your selfies!
Ok, now I’m going to bring this all back to the Naked Kitty Naturals reader giveaway!
Are you still with me?
To have a chance to win and be entered into the draws (yes, plural), I want you to send me a selfie!
Send a selfie that you don’t mind having posted on this blog!
I want you to send me a selfie that you love, one that makes you feel happy and beautiful and lovely! This is open to women AND men and anyone else across the gender spectrum. The selfies can be just a face or a face with a body. They can be funny or serious or even sexy. But no nudes! Unless you’re one of my lovers, keep your fancy parts covered up!
To be clear, if I receive anything offensive, I will delete and block.
Send selfies to me via
You can post a selfie in the comments of the blog links I post on my personal Facebook or blog Facebook pages.
If you know me personally, you can send to my personal Facebook messenger or personal email.
This contest is open to any reader in Canada or the United States (due to my limited ability to mail prizes).
This contest will close Monday September 12th at midnight. The submitted selfies will be posted Tuesday September 13th, and the prize winners will be drawn Wednesday September 14th!
Sara from Naked Kitty Naturals is going to kick things off for us!
As a proponent of natural and handmade skin care and beauty products, Sara is also a huge fan of celebrating beauty in all shapes, forms, ages, races, and genders.
One of the ways Sara celebrates her own personal beauty is by being careful about what she puts on her skin. Hence the natural care products!
Sara and Pop Tart
Ok, now me!
I love this little collage because it shows a lot of changes over the past year! And yes, that is my rat in the second picture!
Get going, friends! I can’t wait to see your-selfies! Remember what’s at stake here!
Naked Kitty Naturals is the grand prize, but there are going to be two other secret prize packs!