As a girl, I can confidently say I know how many of us work. I understand the pressures and needs of a typical girl in this day and age. And when it comes to girls who use Snapchat, we all have little tricks of the trade that gets our message across without physically or vocally saying it. And the funny thing is, we all know why we’re posting a particular image, it’s just never vocally said. So enough with the secrets, let’s be real with each other. We don’t always look like a glowing goddess, that’s just a filter. And we aren’t always having the craziest time in the bar, that’s just what we’re making you think. And in actuality, aside from the obvious downfalls of Snapchat, it’s also a great app for those who need a little confidence boost. Thanks to the filters and fun ways to engage with people, it’s another positive way to gain attention and meet new people. So get ready for some truth bombs because these are 15 things Snapchat obsessed girls do but won’t admit to doing.
1.No makeup selfie : “a petty reminder that I’m naturally gorgeous”
Snapchat: When we take a selfie that is captioned “No Makeup Selfie” or “ Natural” it’s because we think we look good with little to no makeup on and want you to know how flawless we look naturally.
Reality: We actually took the selfie up to 20 times from four different angles. We switched our hair around, found some good lighting, and if you think we literally have zero makeup on, then you’re a fool. We most likely have tinted moisturizer on, maybe some mascara, some lip balm, or our eyebrows are at least groomed. If a girl took a selfie five minutes after waking up from a slumber or right out of the shower, the chances are that she’ll look more hungover than effortless. Don’t get me wrong, we all look gorgeous without makeup on but that’s the truth.
2. Gym selfie – or working hard in the gym : “Doesn’t my booty look amazing in those pants?”
Snapchat: “At the gym working on my fitness.” (Typically followed by a muscle arm or sweat emoji.)
Reality: Working out not only helps us look good, but we feel good doing it. Whether it’s during or after your workout, those endorphins are making you feel so confident about yourself. So why not post a little Snapchat that we’re at the gym working hard? However, in reality, our hair is still perfectly pinned back and our makeup is still perfectly applied. If we truly took a picture of what we looked like after a hard workout, we would be covered in perspiration and would look like a raccoon from our dripping mascara. (Even though that mascara was supposed to be waterproof!)
3. Picture with a male friend : “It’s high time my crush messages me now it gives me some attention”
Snapchat: “With the best person everrrrr” (followed by a heart emoji or maybe the beer emoticon.)
Reality: The guy (or girl) in the picture is a friend from work. Heck, a friend that you’re not even remotely interested in, however, they’re handsome and could be the perfect bait to get your crush’s attention. Maybe seeing you with another man will make them approach you finally. It’s the perfect underlying message to let your crush know that you’re sought after and time is of the essence.