Turn Selfie Disasters into Selfie Success Stories – #ChurchandDwight AD

You can run but you can’t hide. Holidays are a whirlwind of photographs, events, parties and gift exchanges. Even when you think you aren’t being photographed well, chances are good that some well meaning relative is capturing the moment for Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. 

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Long gone are the days of hiding embarrassing holiday photos in a drawer. Everybody has a cell phone and everyone has social media too. Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook or everything in between, you can’t hide from an onslaught of holiday photos. So, what’s the secret to selfie success, holiday photobombing or staged group photos? Be prepared. Simple, right?

Here are a few things you want to keep on hand to breeze through holiday photo sessions with confidence.


Create Your Own Selfie Success Story

Don’t let a stain spoil the occasion

Get the kids to pick out their holiday outfits well before the festivities begin. Nobody likes to find a stain on their favourite outfit, or worse, notice it once a photo has been taken.  Have them check for stains and spills and use Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks to get the job done. WE LOVE these. They are simply the best. OxiClean stain fighters help remove stains, plus the formula freshens and deodorizes with the freshness of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Voila, selfie success story. 


Keep up the good smile

Maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays. However, if you need to brush up (pun intended) on your smile, I suggest switching to the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Pro Pulse Brush. Did you know its brush remove two times more plaque than the regular, manual brush? That’s because its head spins around as you brush to reach back corners. When paired with Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong toothpaste, you’ve got a winning combo to strengthen and clean. And smile your best for that selfie success story. Don’t hide your teeth!


Cut down on prep time

If you’re like me, or my teenage daughters, that fabulous blow out only lasts a day before you need to rinse and repeat. Dry shampoo is a trick we have all used this year a lot. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo (in fact I have written about this before.) My oldest uses it OFTEN. It’s her morning timesaver a few times a week — it instantly refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots and leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh.

Honestly, selfie success is just common sense for digital natives like my teens. They are always snapping photos and sharing with friends. But, the backstory is there’s always a bunch of makeup on hand, and Batiste Dry Shampoo is never far away either. It helps!

If you are short on time ever – and what Mom, or teenage girl, isn’t? then you need this product. I no longer stress when I’m running behind schedule and don’t have time for a full wash or style. And my teen is on time in the mornings whether its school photo day or Christmas holidays. Batiste Beautiful Brunette dry shampoo plus a hint of colour compliments medium, brunette and auburn hair tones. Genius!

What is your favourite selfie success story? Any selfie tricks up your sleeve?

I am a Church and Dwight ambassador and as such I have been compensated. My opinion is all my own and it is also truthful. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

One Comment

  • Gingermommy

    I always find selfies outside are way better because of the lighting. These are great tips as nobody wants a crappy picture when you only have one chance to make it perfect