7 secrets to take the best Mummy Selfies ever

You are a blogger? So you must come across the problem of posting the best selfies possible. Not always easy, right? Pas de panique, I have it covered for you. Today, I am sharing with you 7 secrets for getting the best results possible. Those tips for incredible Mummy selfies come from some famous top model herself! Her name? She would rather stay anonyme

Without further delay, here are the top 7 tips to be the most amazing Mummy in the selfies’ world!

    • Hold the camera closer to your face
      Do you really want to see my new wrinkles? And my bags under my eyes? Should I remind you that I am a mummy of un petit monstre? And therefore, I don’t get a lot of sleep? Makeup? Who has time for that those days? Baba loves me with or without any on my face. Most of the time, no makeup, and my hair is not even brushed!
    • Natural, indirect light is your friend
      Well, autumn is clearly here so good luck to find a good light those days… I spend most of my time at home, being la parfaite housewife, cleaning the house and cooking fresh food for both Baba and Grumpy Boyfriend. Just kidding! I actually have Baba watching cartoons all day long while I blog as much as I can… My Parent Blogger score is not good at the minute as I am not posting as often as last month. I need to catch up! (And yes, I know. This new scoring system they put into place is a bit silly. I am in the top 100 parent bloggers when I am still a newbie. Not that my ego minds it, though ?).
    • Outdoor selfie? Try putting the sun directly behind your head
      If I do that, people are going to think that I am a goddess coming from the sky… I can’t scare people off with my Frenchie beauty!
    • Want to show off/create some curves? Try a hand high on your hip, a popped knee, or crossed legs
      Do I really want to create some extra curves? Not sure about this one as I already have (too?) many curves. Actually, if you could give me some tips on how to get rid of my main curve called a ‘mummy tummy’, you will have my eternal respect…
    • Lying down? Prop your head up with a pillow
      Have you ever seen a maman lying down? C’est mission impossible with my best accessorize. You know, this thing we call a baby? Let’s not be dramatic. I actually manage to lie down at nights but I am fast to fall asleep, probably dribbling as I am so fatiguée… So the selfie will have to wait I am afraid!
    • Mirror selfie? Make sure you’re in natural light or being lit from the front
      Oh, I see why all my selfies were rubbish so far! I didn’t quite get that…
selfie with a mirror
The attempt for the perfect mummy selfie, not quite there…
  • Selfies can be a fun, quick way to boost your self-esteem and show yourself some appreciation
    I don’t need to boost my self-esteem! I have a gorgeous Baba with me at all times. People don’t look at me anymore! They look at him!

Disappointed with this post? Pardon if I tricked you a bit with the post title. But here are a few reasons why I don’t do selfies:

– I always look rubbish
– My head looks enormous
– I look so unnatural
– I am not 15 years old anymore!
– I can’t hold a baby and make sure that he doesn’t grab my camera at the same time!
– I am not a superstar (yet!)
– Boring!!!!
– Isn’t out of trend anyway?

A better mummy selfie. At least, I look fresh and relaxed!
A better mummy selfie. At least, I look fresh and relaxed!

What do you make of selfies? Do you love them or do you run away as fast as you can? Do you have any real secrets for getting the perfect Mummy selfie? Feel free to share!


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  1. Allison
    November 8, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Loved this…thanks for the smile. 🙂

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 8, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      more than welcome sorry if it didn’t really help lol thanks for stopping by xx

  2. Samantha
    November 8, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    This is so fun! I rarely take selfies, but I think I might start taking more of them now. You’re right, I should just love my wrinkles and tired eyes because I’m a momma and I earned them! 🙂

  3. moderatemum
    November 8, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I’m working on the selfie as the tot is quite a fan, unconvinced by the self esteem boosting bit

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 8, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I don’t really care about it lol. Thanks for your comment x

  4. Debbie
    November 11, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Good morning Cecile, haha, love it! I’ve never been one for photos at the best of time – behind the camera, yes, in front of , no – my face does funny things as I try to compensate for my lack of smile… My face really doesn’t smile well – no laughter lines here!

    Other peoples ‘selfies’ do make me smile (enigmatically of course), they are more entertaining than anything . One’s taken in front of mirrors with ridiculous, ducklike expressions are the funniest!

    Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.


  5. November 11, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Most of my recent selfies have ended up bein the inside of baby’s mouth! My phone is the most expensive teether ever. X

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 11, 2016 / 8:27 am

      haha. Baba loves my phone too! Thanks for reading x

  6. Melissa
    November 13, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    These are great. I think all Mummy’s should do Mummy selfies 🙂

  7. Tracey @ mummyshire
    November 14, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Great post and I concur most heartily!! I’m not a big one for Selfies as I can never press the button and hold the phone steady at the same time so any photos look like I’m just falling over!!
    Have a great day xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 10:42 am

      haha I am not very good either. Thanks for your comment x

  8. Lucy
    November 14, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Oh I suck at selfies! I look terrible and so unnatural. Selfies are not for me! #GlobalBlogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      not for me either! I think it’s about practice really. Thanks for comenting x

  9. Emma Devere
    November 14, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Great advice. I hate selfies and having my photo taken in general. I will give these a try x

  10. Adventures of Mummy and Me
    November 14, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Great tips! I’m useless at selfies. My 17m old takes better selfies than me! 😀 Haha #Globalblogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      haha, it’s a start! thanks for reading and commenting x

  11. Josefine
    November 14, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    You just made me laugh out loud while trying to feed my baby to sleep… not cool! Thanks for a great read 😉 ever tried the horror of accidentally flicking on the selfie camera on your phone? Like resting bitch face go home, how many chins can one person have?!? xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      haha sorry about that. I did the video thing on IG by accident once in my pjs, wet hair and glasses on! I panicked but managed to delete straight away lol. Not a good video at all. Thanks for your comment x

  12. November 14, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Love this! I have a monkey who loves to ignore me when I call his name to try to get him to look in the mirror. I usually have to flip the screen so he sees his face and then I have a baby who I can control haha

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      mine love the camera too! Once, he was crying and I was just ignring him as he was ebing a diva. I started using my phone on twitter and he thought I was taking a pic and literally started smiliing for it! Another little monkey xxx

  13. November 14, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    hehehe! This made me chuckle…
    I am rubbish at selfies. x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 14, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      me too! no big deal I just avoid them lol x

  14. Michelle
    November 14, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    This made me giggle #globalblogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 15, 2016 / 9:39 am

      I am glad, that was the point. thanks for reading x

  15. The Rambler
    November 15, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    hahahaha….loved the little trick =) Of course, confusion set in, but I’ll blame that on only 1 cup of coffee! #happynowlinkup

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 15, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      haha sorry about that. I think my readers are used to it. Hope you liked the post and you will come back x

  16. November 15, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Oh I love this post. I rarely take selfies for all the reasons you have given, although you are still young and I doubt you have any wrinkles. Thanks for making me smile #happynowbloglinkup x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 15, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      you are welcome and yes I have some wrinkles coming up!!!! xxx

  17. Kellie - Hooray for Moms
    November 16, 2016 / 3:28 am

    This is too funny, and so refreshing! I too hate selfies and can’t seem to get them right. I’m a mom in desperate need of a good night’s sleep for crying out loud! I don’t look ‘hot’ on a daily basis by ANY means. Thank you for this hilarious post that speaks to me! 😀

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 16, 2016 / 9:17 am

      so happy you liked it. Many people told me like you so you are not alone and I hate selfies! XXX

  18. Jeannette
    November 16, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Very funny… I can relate. I hate selfies, but I wish I could have a nice photo of me and the pudding every now and again. Best advise: Get someone else to take the photo… preferably a professional. ?

    Jeannette #globalblogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 16, 2016 / 10:35 am

      haha I agree with you. Thanks for reading x

  19. One Messy Mama
    November 17, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    This gave me the giggles! I hate taking selfies. I’m the kind of person that takes at least 100 of the same picture to analyze before posting. I guess I am always the one behind the camera! Haha! Loved the last picture of you !! Great selfie! 🙂 #globalblogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 17, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      you are so nice it’s the terrible one but it’s probably the only one I have! lol x

  20. November 18, 2016 / 10:14 am

    I am sure that you will be a superstar in no time though! #EffitFriday

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 18, 2016 / 11:46 am

      No way! I hate them, truly! Plus I am not getting any younger so not for me! xx

  21. five little doves
    November 18, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Very funny! I very rarely take selfies, only when I really have to! I just find it all really cringe and I hate the way I look on the reverse camera! It’s so unflattering unless you get the right angle! #effitfriday

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 18, 2016 / 11:46 am

      I agree with you. I doon’t even try anymore lol. Thanks for reading x

  22. The Mum Project
    November 18, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I think selfies are going out of fashion now, no? lol I hate the people who post ten thousand selfies of them every day all day! I don’t care about your kissy face haha. I think you look beautiful in your selfie though and more natural than the ones I see on Instagram. I love this post really made me laugh, totally agree on the sun point and the laying down point, I would have the mother of all double chins! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

  23. Emma and Family
    November 18, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Anything that lets me put filters or airbrush is my secret to selfies. I have a love hate relationship with selfies. Most of my pictures of me with my baba are selfies because I hate other people taking my picture so they hold a bit of a special place in my heart now. #effitfriday

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 18, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      fair enough. You do what is best for you. I just gave up on selfies x

  24. Leslie
    November 19, 2016 / 12:21 am

    I always feel ridiculous when taking selfies, which is why I have so few. This post definitely gave me some chuckles though. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 19, 2016 / 8:36 am

      good, I am bad at selfies too. thnaks for your comments x

  25. November 19, 2016 / 2:22 am

    I hate taking pictures of myself but as a blogger have had to get over it… a little. I don’t think I could ever take myself seriously if I was a fashion blogger, but I can take pictures of the ridiculous things we do at home and it’s okay.

  26. November 25, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Ha, this made me giggle. I don’t do selfies either! Though as the boys get older it is the only way for me to get in the picture with them!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 25, 2016 / 8:18 am

      not surprised lol x

  27. Mouse, Moo and Me Too
    November 29, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    You’re beautiful Frenchie and you know you are! I’m totally with you on the laying down one though. That never, ever looks good unless you’re propped up – my chins go everywhere and you could run a river through my wrinkles! Thanks for linking to #Chucklemums xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      November 29, 2016 / 10:53 pm

      haha I love your comment! I may be beautiful but still rubbish at selfies! xx

  28. November 30, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Bonjour Cecile! I find two cute children placed slightly to the front and either side of me to give a slimmer line. Lovely post Jo #chucklemums

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 1, 2016 / 12:04 am

      haha brilliant idea! Thanks for your comment x

  29. December 1, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Haha fab post, had me giggling. There is a reason why my blog profile picture is me upside down, pulling a face and with a nice filter. Because I look so bloody tired and scraggly most of the time. I even attempted to use a selfie stick which I hit myself in the face with. My son just shook his head and went to play with batman…#chucklemums xx

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 1, 2016 / 11:27 am

      haha I never bothered with a selfie stick. the idea to use one horrifies me! Thanks for reading x

  30. Diane Carey
    December 13, 2016 / 6:05 am

    I never do selfies for two reasons 1) I’m rubbish at taking them 2) I don’t think I’m photogenic

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