How to look and feel confident in pictures

How to look and feel confident in pictures

How to look and feel confident in pictures

How to look and feel confident in pictures with Natalie Jill

Hi! My name is Liana and I am Natalie Jill’s Cister (cousin who is like a sister). I am a stylist on a mission to help women feel carefree and confident in their clothes – no matter their age, size and shape! I was thrilled when Natalie asked me to write a guest blog to share with you some of the top tips and tricks I have learned to help you learn how to look and feel confident in pictures. Knowing this insider information makes all the difference!

We’ve all been there. We posed for a pic where we thought we looked great! Like move over Cindy Crawford great, but when we see the photo we feel totally bummed with how we look. Oh my goodness, don’t fret! You just didn’t know about the 4 simple tips to looking and feeling confident in photos!

Step #1 Make-up

If you are planning on being at an event where you know you are going to be in a lot of pictures, family photos, weddings, reunions, or a big milestone celebration, it is well worth it to pay a professional make-up artist to do your make-up. They know all of the tricks towards giving you a natural look where you look like yourself only like you’re wearing a filter 😉 and magically lost 10 pounds overnight. Professional make-up doesn’t have to break the bank. MAC cosmetics will do your make-up for $50 and you get to walk away with $50 in products too.

*PRO TIP from Natalie Jill’s make-up artist, Lauren Reid is to avoid make-up with an SPF in it for photos.

If you are doing your own make-up stick with this advice, also from professional Make-up Artist, Lauren Reid:

  • Do your eye make-up first and then clean up anything that may have fallen beneath your eyes. This prevents that dreaded racoon look.
  • Then apply your moisturizer, your primer and then apply your foundation for a long wearing, pore minimizing, and “filter wearing” look.
  • Blush is a must! A natural blush helps you really pop in the picture. Apply blush where your cheeks are when you smile and use a smaller brush for more controlled application.

How to look and feel confident in pictures with Natalie Jill

Step #2 Clothing

The #1 most important thing for looking your best in photos is to choose clothes that you feel confident in. When you feel good, you look good!

Here are a few more tips:

  • Wear clothes that you know look good on you. Take pictures of yourself before you leave the house and adjust anything you don’t like.
  • Dress in flattering cuts for your body type. Choose clothes that fit well. Avoid lots of material, baby-doll cuts, and clothing that’s too large.
  • Know what colors look good with your complexion and hair.
  • As a general rule, solids photograph better than patterns. Smaller patterns can look too busy and messy in a photo. A good rule of thumb is to pick one patterned piece of clothing.
  • If you want to look thinner, darker, solid clothes should be your go-to.
  • Lastly, your undergarments are SO important! A good shaper like spanx can smooth and flatten everything out. If it’s be a while since your last professional bra-fitting, go get fitted! Wearing the right bra size can improve your entire appearance and take off 10 pounds instantly!

    How to look and feel confident in pictures with Natalie Jill

Step #3 Lighting

Good lighting is ERRRRRRRRYTHING! Find the light source and shine your pretty face towards it.

  • Move around rooms to find the lighting. Try putting the lighting behind you, above you, and in front of you to find the best placement.
  • Avoid standing directly under a light, which can cast weird shadows on your face This can accentuate imperfections and give you unflattering dark areas.
  • Too bright sun lighting can also emphasize wrinkles and other trouble spots. Look for lighting that creates an even glow.
  • Lastly, if your photo comes out too dark, use a photo lightening app like VSCO or lighten it using your phones editing tools. How to look and feel confident in pictures with Natalie Jill

Step #4 Angles

Play around with your body position.Channel your inner celebrity and pose like you’re on the red carpet. Put your hand on your hip, angle your body away from the camera turn your face towards it and smile.

  • Try bending your arms, legs, anything that will give them life.
  • Hold your arms slightly away from your body and bend it slightly. This helps your arms appear slimmer and it also helps create shape to your midsection area.
  • Legs- try bending your front leg and placing your weight in the back leg. Try crossing your legs at the ankles.
  • Turn your body 45 degrees away from the camera instead of taking a photo strights on. This pose gives a slimming effect and creates angles that look better in photos.
  • When you look at the camera, don’t look straight at the camera. Look slightly above or slightly below. Then, tilt your head up or down slightly. To reduce the likelihood of that dreaded double chin, elongate your neck and tilt your chin down. It might feel funny, but it’ll help you look great!

How to look and feel confident in pictures with Natalie Jill

I hope that you take these tips and tricks to help you have more fun and feel more confident the next time you are in front of a camera.

XO,

Liana

PS. For the nutrition plan that Natalie Jill and I follow to keep our skin glowing go HERE

PPS. For more styling tips and tricks, including links to the outfits and accessories worn by Natalie Jill, go HERE

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Quitting Your Job to Pursue Your Passion with Jonathan Bailor

Quitting Your Job to Pursue Your Passion with Jonathan Bailor

Quitting Your Job to Pursue Your Passion
with Jonathan Bailor

Jonathan Bailor is the founder of Wellness Engineering and SANESolution. He authored the NYTimes best seller The Calorie Myth and The Setpoint Diet, has registered over 26 patents, and has spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED conferences for over a decade.

His work has been endorsed and implemented by top doctors from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.

But how did Jonathan Bailor Get THERE? How did he go from corporate to being the creator and successful Entrepreneur he is today? Join in today as I ask Jonathan the deeper questions and learn exactly how he leveled up and created everything from nothing.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • What’s it look like to begin the process of pursuing your passion
  • Why life can be an evolution not a revolution
  • How you can take advantage of opportunity

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Natalie Jill

Natalie Jill is a Fat Loss Expert turned high performance coach who helps woman Age In Reverse and level up their lives! Natalie Jill is the author of two best selling books “7 Day Jump Start- Unprocess Your Diet” and “Aging in Reverse” and has been recognized from Forbes and Greatist several years running as one of the top health and wellness influencers in the world. She is also the creator and host of the top ranking podcast Leveling Up Creating Everything from Nothing. . To know more about Natalie Jill, you can visit her Facebook Profile.

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Every year on my Birthday

Every year on my Birthday

Every year on my Birthday

Every year on my Birthday, my wish is to do something where I’m “ultra present”, have a ton of FUN and experience something different! I don’t need or want presents, I want experiences 💗 Last year was paragliding, year before I jumped out of an airplane. Being that my bday is on a national holiday we couldn’t get into zip line or hot air balloon ride (two of my this years ideas) soooo… we went down my list…and today was PERFECT.

Every year on my Birthday with Natalie Jill

✅Spent the day with my two favorite people (my husband and my daughter)

✅Speed boating San Diego Bay (was actually super fast and fun!)

✅ And… finally got that tattoo I’ve wanted (sorry mom!)

✅My daughter painted me two gorgeous pictures and wrote me the most meaningful card ever.

✅ My husband made my day super memorable and fun!

48 and I’m JUST GETTING STARTED!!

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Tapping Into the Power of Your Story with Bo Eason

Tapping Into the Power of Your Story with Bo Eason

Tapping Into the Power of Your Story with Bo Eason

Bo Eason started his career in the NFL and  during his 5-year career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation.

After his football career ended, he branched out into acting and wrote a one-man play called Runt of the Litterthat had an extended off-Broadway and 50- city national run. Now in his third act, as a speaker and leadership coach, he trains some of the most successful people in the world— athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, C-suite execs—on how to communicate for maximum impact and success. —

What makes Bo Eason super unique? He uses the story of his own unlikely (but for him, inevitable) success in the NFL and on the stage to train thousands of top achievers to become the best in their field by tapping into the power of their personal story.

Join in today as I interview Bo Eason on EXACTLY how he leveled up time and time again creating everything from nothing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How external noise is just that…noise
  • Why you create your own legacy using your story
  • How you can continuously recreate yourself
  • What it takes to strive in any business

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Natalie Jill

Natalie Jill is a Fat Loss Expert turned high performance coach who helps woman Age In Reverse and level up their lives! Natalie Jill is the author of two best selling books “7 Day Jump Start- Unprocess Your Diet” and “Aging in Reverse” and has been recognized from Forbes and Greatist several years running as one of the top health and wellness influencers in the world. She is also the creator and host of the top ranking podcast Leveling Up Creating Everything from Nothing. . To know more about Natalie Jill, you can visit her Facebook Profile.

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