Falling in love with myself again

You know how after you're married and have kids, woman may tend to become less focus on self and spend all our energy on our family? We care lesser about how we look, the way we present ourselves in public or even the way we react to situations when our kids are around. For me, I was like that. I became a mother who couldn't be bothered with how I looked and dressed. Not until now.

Since my getting back to shape journey, I started to want to look better; more so to dress better. I still couldn't be bothered with make-up but I started buying fitter clothes, more dresses and better looking "going out" clothes. Then I started my new career adventures with AM; that's where I got a little more aware of how I look when meeting clients and at events. But still I felt make-up was really not necessary and quite a chore for me. And then...

Everything changes.

After I started taking too many selfies with the ASUS Zenfone Selfie!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Even when walking also must take selfie! That's how vain I become when the phone is in my hands. LOL![/caption]

I started to ask myself this... "Hey! I can look that good?! Like really?!" All the likes and positive comments I'm getting with my new profile photos online makes me become even more self-aware that I should really start loving myself again. With proper make-up and a little more effort before heading out, I can actually look as good as those beautified (not a lot lah, just a little bit) taken with the ASUS Zenfone Selfie smartphone which came with dual 13MP back and FRONT cameras!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] So crazy about the phone that I had to take a selfie within a selfie while sipping coffee at Starbucks.[/caption]

Since the day I got my hands on the phone, I just couldn't help it but take selfies... more selfies... and A LOT more photos of myself! Up to a point I felt I was becoming overly obsessed with the "real" me in the photos. #truestorybtw

Taking good photos is now an essential part of every smartphone experience, but most devices deliver better results on the rear camera than the front. Because of this, selfies are often grainy, noisy and underwhelming. The ZenFone Selfie is bringing ASUS’ high-end imaging performance – known as PixelMaster 2.0 – to both sides of the phone with a killer combination of top-notch hardware and software to get you amazing images every time, no matter what.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Love this shot of the hoop dancers from Cirque du Soleil TOTEM performance. Captured from the front row seats.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Taken with the back camera at Cirque du Soleil TOTEM. Love how the colours POP![/caption]

On the front camera, there is the top-of-its-class 13 megapixel Toshiba sensor with an 88-degree wide-angle Largan lens for the most detailed selfies of any phone on the market. And with Real Tone dual-LED flash and an aperture of f/2.2, you’ll be able to get clear shots when there isn’t much light around you.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Wide angle selfie is even more awesome with the help of selfie stick! Taken at Hello Kitty Go Around in Singapore media preview.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Based on the story of KeLian, you can look great in every selfies you take with your favourite celebrity.[/caption]

There’s also 16 additional modes to take advantage of the super cameras on the ASUS Zenfone Selfie - selfie panorama (for 140-degree angles), auto, manual, HDR, super-resolution, low light, night, depth of field, effect, GIF animation, miniature, time rewind, smart remove, all smiles, slow-mo, time lapse. My favourite mode is of cos the beautification mode! Where you can to see real time even before you touch on the shutter to snap the shot. And the setting is also saved so once you set the level of beautification to your desire, EVERY single shot you take will make you look stunningly good!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Lots of different camera features which I've yet to try everything on it yet![/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Even with big red nose and funny giant specs, the camera can still detect my face and give me just enough "blush" at the right spot![/caption]

The dual-LED Real Tone flash, which is on both front and back, delivers a fantastic combination of yellow and white light to produce well-lit shots that capture your real skin tone.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Taken with the front-facing camera with flash at Cirque du Soleil TOTEM VIP Rouge lounge.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Beautification mode applies to everyone in the photo too! Love this wefie shot with Eve and Jus, fellow mum bloggers at XPC woodwork experience session.[/caption]

Thanks to all the above unbelievable shots taken with the ASUS Zenfone Selfie, I am going to start practicing my make-up routines again. And on days when I really need to look my best, this pale face of mine will be looking as good (i hope) as the photos I post online. Going to attack cosmetic counters in malls this week!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The beautiful Aqua Blue ASUS Zenfone Selfie is available in stores at S$379, or comes free with most mobile plans when I last checked.[/caption]