Whenever a new phone launches, such as the brand new iPhone X, there are always several new features to get uber excited about. But the real reason many of us choose to make the switch is for the better camera. Let's face it: this generation loves a good selfie. However, as we learned from model Ellie Gonsalves, it takes so much more than an upgraded camera to capture the perfect pic. In fact, it truly takes a village to pull off Kardashian-level Instagrams.
For starters, you have to find the perfect angle, which can involve tons of trial and error images. (This is also how you end up with 50 plus options of the exact same picture to choose from.) And that is just a miniscule part of it. Have you ever been out with your friends at a club, and while you all look beyond amazing you just can't seem to get a good pic? Well, that's probably because the lighting sucks, and if you don't have the right setting or level of brightness, it just won't work.
Luckily, there are tons of brilliant gadgets that will help you take your phone photography skills to another level. And with the holidays quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to prepare for all of those family and holiday party pics. So, to help you work on your selfie game, we rounded up ten of the hottest new phone accessories that will help you *fabulously* capture memories for life. Watch the video above to see how some of these selfie-enhancers work, and then shop additional picks below!
I've Got the Paw-er Portable Charger
First things first: All of these photo gadgets won't mean a thing without any battery life. Make sure you always have some charge with this adorable portable charger.
Universal Mobile Lens Kit
Ready to take your photo skills to the next level? This cool kit includes three clip-on lenses that will help you capture pro-quality close-ups and wide angle shots straight on your phone.
Smart LED Light Bulb
If you’re not a fan of those pre-made IG filters, then use this fun light bulb to add a cool effect of your own. A simple app connects your phone to the LED bulb, which then provides you with over 5,000 colors to choose from. Once you’ve picked a shade in the app, the bulb will automatically adjust and light the room in that color as well.
It Cosmetics News Anchor Blue Gloss
A few swipes of this shimmering gloss will help you pull off a fabulous smile every time. Its unique formula uses blue micro-crystals to add a slight bluish tint to your lips, which works against the yellow in your teeth — ultimately giving off the illusion of pearly whites. (Check out the video above to see this gloss in action.)
Rebecca Minkoff Glow Selfie Case
Don’t let its sleek and stylish appeal fool you, this super cute rose gold case is the secret weapon to your next flawless selfie. With the press of a button, ultra bright vanity lights illuminate through the case, allowing you to take a flawless pic no matter where you are.
LENRUE Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
What's a photoshoot without tunes to dance do, am I right? Help set the mood with this fun portable speaker. Trust us, nothing helps you work a pose better than some Beyoncé or Rihanna playing in the background.
iKlip Grip Multifunction Smartphone Camera Stand
Think of this camera stand as the ideal photography assistant. It easily sets up as a selfie stick or tripod to help you take a fun group shot. Best of all, it comes with a tiny little remote, so you can avoid having to awkwardly ask a stranger to take a picture for you.
Create Your Own Popsocket
If your hands tend to shake every time you try to take a selfie, then this genius little invention is your new BFF. This small stand allows you to easily grip your phone, and add a personal touch of décor at the same time — you can customize it with any image you want. (Perfect for showing off your furry pals or kids.)
Kate Spade Good Times Confetti Case
A cool phone case will always make your selfie experience so much more fun. And if you like to have a good time, then this glam case is just what you need.
Prynt Pocket SmartPhone Photo Printer
Now that you've captured those amazing pictures, don't leave them to simply use up storage on your phone. Plug this handheld printer onto your smartphone for a fun way to instantly share memories with friends and family.
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