If you need a quick getaway, treat yourself to a staycation. And if there’s anything more exciting than lounging in your suite, it’s snapping pics to post on IG. But if you haven’t achieved that five-star aesthetic just yet, turn to influencers who do it best.
On July 9 and 10, Rhea Bue, Yanna Cowper, Wanda Chen, Nicole Andersson, and Vern and Verniece Enciso were treated to an overnight stay and luxurious hair spa at Conrad Hotel, where they got to try the new Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Treatment Crème and Triple Keratin Rescue Ultra Treatment Wrap. Below, they show us how to get double-tap worthy photos without having to leave the hotel room!
1. Find your light.
“It’s easy to take photos when the sun’s out,” Wanda points out. “Your skin looks really nice and you don’t need to put a lot of makeup on.”
Take a picture under natural light, a few hours after sunrise. Pose with your hand against the sun, like you're shielding your eyes. This way, there’s warmth and natural movement in the photo.
2. Show off the room—especially the bed.
Rhea advises flaunting what you’ve got. Try lying sideways with one hand resting behind your head.
“[Take a photo] that captures the entire bed," Rhea says. "[Show] how comfy it looks and how much fun you’re having!"
3. Smile like you mean it.
Achieving a natural-looking smile for a "candid" photo can be a struggle when you're focused on taking the perfect picture.
Rhea says to harness your acting skills. “Just imagine that you’re with your friends and you’re having a sleepover!” You can even pose like you’re having a pillow fight in front of the cam. For her, there’s nothing wrong with doing fun poses that reveal your personality.
4. Use the bathtub.
We all know bathtub OOTDs are popular online. “The trick to making it look it classy? The more boyish the pose, the better,” says Yanna.
Yanna also recommends taking the photo from a high angle. This helps you look taller and slimmer.
5. Upgrade your mirror selfie.
Take advantage of hotel bathroom mirrors, since they're often elaborate and wide enough for more creative photos. Instead of taking the pic yourself, ask a friend to do it from an angle where you’re seen but she isn’t.
“You really need to practice,” Yanna states. “Practice in front of the mirror so you can decide which side you’d like to flaunt more. But if you can't pick, ask your friend—that always helps!”
6. Go matchy-matchy with your BFF.
Plan out your staycation OOTDs together with your bestie. For Vern and Verniece, wearing matching silk PJs is a must. "Make sure you're in a comfortable position before taking a picture," they say. "And show how much fun you're having."
7. Let your hair loose.
Show how luxurious your hair looks. Let it fall from your shoulders while you're lounging, then tilt your head down to reveal its natural shine. "Look and feel relaxed," Nicole says. That way, your hair looks gorgeous and totally effortless.
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