But saying that, why are we so crazy about selfies? What gives us the urge to like, comment, favourite, re-tweet and share others selfies, or even insta-stalk for hours on end? (Guilty...)
The rise of selfie culture...
As we all know, Kimmy K is queen of the selfies. Last May, a picture she posted of her wedding to Kanye West gained 1.92 million likes, making it the most popular photo ever posted on the site.
But now her 352-page selfie book, Selfish, is actually now in its fourth printing, with total trade sales of approximately 125,000 copies. How is this even possible? It's just photos of her face! But in a time where the right instagram filter can make or break a relationship (Tinder, anyone?), we must ask ourselves, are we becoming totally selfie obsessed?
But you know the weirdest thing? That's okay.
Selfie hate will not be tolerated!
There has been way too much hate on selfies lately, and it's getting pretty annoying to be honest. I personally think selfies are great, and why shouldn't they be? There's nothing more uplifting than snapping a few pictures if you look good that day. You've spent time and effort perfectly curling your hair and blending your eyeshadow, and for once your eyeliner is even. It would be a waste to go to bed that night and take it all off, without having any little memento to show for it. Crazy, right? We need that memento!
Selfies are awesome. I flipping love selfies. I love seeing my friends upload them too, I think "YAAAAASSSS YOU GO GIRL." It's good to know my friends are confident with themselves and how they look, and that's awesome.
What's not so fun is when people think it's okay to put rude comments under the selfies of others, either because they're jealous or just plain nasty. It takes confidence, and a lot of posing, head-tilting, and running round your house to find the best lighting to get a good selfie. Selfies are difficult to master, so appreciate them for the art that they are.
It's okay to love your #Selfie!
My little sister is absolutely selfie obsessed. When asking her how many selfies she takes daily, her answer was "easily over 100, if you count snapchat".
The amount of times I have gone upstairs to find her leaning into the bathroom window, eyes up, chin tilted down, glaring into the front camera is almost ridiculous and often she'll come to me and asking for my editing expertise on which filter she should use. I would quite honestly brand her the Queen of the Selfies (sorry Kim.)
But despite all that, I still think it's great that she likes how she looks. So many 16 year old girls are too self-concious to be able to put photos of themselves on social media, even I dislike putting photos of myself on my blog! But it's good that my little sister has that kind of confidence, even if taking selfies does make her late for everything.
Supporting other's selfie-confidence
So with all this in mind, the next time you roll your eyes at the girl who just uploaded another selfie on Facebook (we all know the one), think for a minute. There's too much body negativity in this world to not support each other, so instead, just click 'like'. Then upload one of your own, you sexy little minx!
I hope you all enjoyed looking through these photos of my friends and fellow bloggers. A huuuuuuuge thank you to everyone that submitted their selfie - I had so much fun putting this post and the photos together, so if you see your selfie, share this post to spread the selfie love.