22nd July 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you would have heard of the term ‘selfie’. This term and type of photograph has skyrocketed in popularity over recent times and is now ingrained into mainstream culture.

Our blog this week explores the selfie phenomena and how to achieve your own flawless selfie with the help of Bella Vou at The Pantiles.

Selfie definition: Selfie (n): a photograph that one takes of oneself, typically a photo taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Star-studded Shots

One of the most famous selfies to date is that taken during the 2014 Oscars. Ellen DeGeneres gathered a bevy of famous people like Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie into the frame. After being uploaded to Twitter, the selfie was retweeted more than 2.5 million times.


Another selfie that was out-of-this-world, was that taken by the British astronaut Major Tim Peak. The image was snapped during his spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) on 15th January 2016. Peake uploaded the photo to Twitter saying: “Today’s exhilarating #spacewalk will be etched in my memory forever – quite an incredible feeling!” The selfie included a picture of the astronaut with the reflection of the camera in his mirrored helmet visor. The picture was retweeted over 14,600 times and was liked by over 29,000.

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Selfie Top Tips

In the absence of A List celebrity friends and a space shuttle, how can mere mortals achieve the perfect selfie? Here are some top tips to put you in the picture:

Tilt Your Head
This simple trick will highlight cheekbones and make your eyes look bigger.

Holding the camera above eye level will give your selfies an arty feel, will serve to avoid a double chin and gives you the opportunity to display your outfit – not just your face.

A Lighter Life
The right lighting will enhance your skin tone and make your hair look shiny. Try to stand near a window while taking your photo, or find another source of natural light. Failing that, apply some highlighter to your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead to give your skin a glow (this can work for guys as well as girls!)

The Perfect Pose
When you feel great, you look great. Find a pose in which you feel comfortable and that brings out your best features. This is your ‘signature pose’ and can be relied upon in any situation!

There’s An App For That
There are lots of apps that you can use to give your selfie an edge. Some can banish blemishes, whiten teeth and remove shadows. What’s more, lots of these apps are free!

Have Fun!
Chances are that if you’re having fun while you’re taking your selfie, your followers will have fun looking at it. This then means more likes and shares!

Bella Vou: Flawless Face Selfies

Whilst the right angles, lighting and filters can help perfect your selfie, you may feel you need a little extra help to enhance your existing looks and/or to build your confidence.

Bella Vou’s purpose-built private clinic in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells offers cosmetic surgery and dental treatments using pioneering techniques. They are ideally placed to help boost your self-esteem and achieve flawless face selfies.

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With stress, sleep deprivation and sun damage often a part of modern life, stress lines, under eye bags and less-than-perfect skin can come with the territory. If only there was a way to make you look ‘fresh’ again?

That’s where the Bella Vou Chemical Peel comes in. Ideal for improving the skin on your face, it makes you look and feel more radiant and diminishes the signs of aging which include sun damage, wrinkles and scarring.

Bella Vou use a superficial chemical peel called Obagi Blue Peel Radiance that can be used on all skin types and lasts significantly longer than Botox or fillers. The procedure involves the application of a chemical solution (Alpha-hydroxy acid) to the skin which will then cause it to exfoliate and peel off. Results can be seen within a week of the procedure.


Bella Vou also carry out a full chemical peel which is more intense than the superficial peel as it targets the ‘out to middle layers’ of the skin, and the results can be stunning!

Attack your targets
The Bella Vou Full Chemical Peel can target the following:

  • Acne
  • Facial lines
  • Scars
  • Blemishes
  • Freckles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage

This is a quick procedure that can improve your skin, boost your confidence and make you camera ready. Selfies will never be a problem again!

For more details about an amazing facial rejuvenation, or to book a consultation, visit Bella Vou in The Pantiles.