The selfie generation has taken the social media world by storm. Most days are not complete without your mobile phone turning towards you, the shutter going off, and the perfect pout going on display for the world to see on Instagram or Facebook. But, you’ve got the ideal image – what about some captions for pictures of yourself?
We are bonafide Instagram addicts, spending hours each day on our feed, and always trying to up our selfie game. So, to support you in your selfie caption-seeking mission, we’ve scoured the web for the definitive list of the best captions for picture of yourself. All organised into handy categories of course.
It’s selfie time! We’ve also put a tips section together on how to take the perfect selfie, how to get comments on pictures of yourself and the best ways to research hashtags for your cute captions. Should we get started? Let’s break down the best selfie captions for 2019:
This is definitely quite a long list and, like us, you might not have the longest attention span! To make your life a little easier, here’s a list of our 10 favourite selfie captions for 2019 and captions for pictures of yourself:
- When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.
- If I was funny, I would have a good Instagram caption.
- This is just a sample. More coming soon.
- I’m not shy, I’m holding back my awesomeness so I don’t intimidate you.
- My fave part of this outfit is the invisible crown.
- I am beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring me down. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
- This is my thug life.
- Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.
- If you have the ability to love, love yourself first
- I don’t need your approval to be me.
Sometimes you just need to be brief – you’re out of time and just need a quick, cutting comment caption for your picture. Here are our favourite short captions for Instagram:
Always learn to stand on your own two feet or watch how you will crawl forever.
As beautiful on the inside as I am on the outside.
Catch a glimpse.
Confidence and intelligence will never stop being beautiful.
Don’t dream of it. Train for it.
I don’t always take a selfie, but when I do…
I’d rather laugh with the sinners.
Let it be.
Life is way too short for bad vibes.
Live more, worry less.
Never let anyone treat you like you’re ordinary.
Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.
Some things are better in dreams.
Humour goes a long way, and that’s why funny selfie captions with a bit of a ‘twinkle’ in the eye are always welcome. We’ve selected a list of the most hilarious Instagram captions for pictures of yourself:
Best. Selfie. Ever.
Born free! Now I’m expensive.
But first, let me take a selfie.
Cinderella never asked for a prince.
Don’t let your eyes be blinded by her beauty.
Everyone said I could be Anything.. So I became Sexy!
I don’t take selfies all the time, just every day.
I know I’m lucky that I’m so cute.
I like being myself. Maybe just slimmer, with a fewer wrinkles.
I need a six month holiday, twice a year.
It’s not a phase mom, it’s who I am.
Maybe she’s born with it…
Maybe she’s born with it…maybe it’s an Instagram filter.
No job is complete until the selfie is posted.
Puts selfie on top of tree because I’m the star.
Reality called, so I hung up.
Sending my selfie to NASA, because I’m a star.
Show anyone and I’ll kill you.
Sure, I do marathons. On Netflix.
Text me back or I’ll find you.
They say don’t try this at home…so I went to my friends home!
Today I will be as useless as letter g in lasagna
What day is it again?
What do you think of the view?
What have I become.
When you take a selfie so good, you can’t believe it’s you.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Cock that hip and pout those lips. Selfies are often full of attitude and a sprinkling of cool arrogance, where needed. We love these short texts and quotes about a spunky, sassy attitude. Here are some of the best confident selfie captions:
50% Savage. 50% Sweetness.
Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.
Always wear your invisible crown.
Before you judge me, make sure you are perfect.
Don’t hold your breath.
Don’t judge me. You know my name, but not my story.
Hating me doesn’t make you pretty.
How bad do you want it.
I’m everything you want but can’t have.
I’m so cute, I should wear a warning.
If I were you, I would adore me.
If you have eyes, look at me now!
Make them stop and stare.
Masterpiece under construction
Oh hey there.
Salty BUT sweet.
Some call it arrogant, I call it confidence.
Take a ride on my energy.
Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.
Take me out.
Twinkle Twinkle I’m a star.
Weapons of mass distraction.
Why so serious?
You do you.
You don’t know me.
You’re never going to have me.
Sometimes we just aim to inspire others but also lift ourselves up with a smart, yet short caption. Here are a few good captions for motivation, which also lend themselves to asking your friends or followers to share their own inspiration in the comments.
Be more of you, and less of them.
Don’t allow anyone to take the wheel and steer you in their direction because you will never truly be happy. Take control of your own life.
Don’t allow your habitual behaviour to dictate who you truly are.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not strong enough.
Every path has obstacles, but it is up to you to continue to smile and walk that path.
Just because you’re awake doesn’t mean you should stop dreaming.
Keep telling yourself good isn’t good enough. You deserve much more. You deserve GREATNESS.
Like it or not, you will eventually become a reflection of the company you keep.
People will judge you without knowing who you are, people will wish you bad things without knowing your story, but you don’t have to listen to them. They are not better than you.
Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
Start by changing your thoughts; finish by changing your life.
Stop being a zombie. Find something that you’re excited about in your life; otherwise you’re just walking dead.
Take yourself seriously and others will have no choice but to follow your example and treat you in the same manner you treat yourself.
The best part of life is the opportunity to learn something new every day. Just when you think you know it all, you realize you didn’t know a thing.
The question isn’t can you, it’s will you?
There’s nothing wrong with being an amateur. Each and every one of us has had to start from somewhere.
These are the days we live for.
They told me I couldn’t. That’s why I did.
You have to believe the changes you’ve already made.
Self-care and self-love are huge topics of awareness that continue to drive conversation around the world. A selfie is actually the perfect opportunity to spread a message of self-love and confidence, and here are our best picks on how to do just that.
Be original……be you!!
Be your kind of beautiful.
Be yourself, there’s no one better.
Before spending time trying to find someone, you must first find yourself.
Even the most beautiful women will have at least some insecurity, whether they admit it or not.
I am not trying to give an image of a fairy-tale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself.
I am who I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain’t never gonna do it any different. I don’t care who likes it and who doesn’t.
I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am.
I was born to shine
I was born to stand out.
I’ll do me.
Insecurities can make even the smartest and most beautiful woman foolishly question herself despite how amazing she truly is.
Learn to appreciate the people who want to be in your life and stop stressing over people who don’t want to be in your life.
Live life doing what you love, not what impresses others.
Me, myself and I
My time is now.
Self love is the best love.
The way you speak to yourself matters the most.
Why chase you, when I am the catch!
Want to take advantage of your new threads or your #OOTD (outfit of the day) charm? We love some of the stylish captions, which can accompany any awesome outfit shot.
Be a stiletto in a room full of flats.
Caring doesn’t really go with my outfit.
Glitter is always an option.
I’m nicer when I like my outfit.
Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.
Life isn’t perfect…But my Hair is! #selfieaddict
People will stare. Make it worth their while.
Style is a reflection of your attitude and personality.
That annoying moment when you take a selfie, and your hair looks perfect but your face looks horrific.
Too glam to give a damn.
Want to get a secret message across to that special someone in your life? Or even included them in your selfie? Try your hand at one of these romantic or love captions for pictures:
I’m the girl you’ve always wanted.
It’s so beautiful when a boy smiles.
Love loves to love love. James Joyce
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
People won’t always love you. They may love what you bring to the table and love what you may do for them, but that doesn’t mean they love you. Learn the difference, my friends.
There is no such thing as a perfect person, but someone’s heart can have the perfect intention.
There’s a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
When a man is truly passionate about his woman, he will do whatever it takes to ensure her happiness with him.
Wish you were here.
You’re the king, baby I’m your queen.
There is nothing more beautiful than a smile. Actually, we have an entire list of the best captions for pictures of yourself smiling, which you can read here. But, for a few options on happy and cute captions for pictures of yourself, read on:
Be happy, it drives people crazy.
Being happy never goes out of style.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein
Couldn’t be happier 🙂
Happiness is just a chemical.
I myself never feel that I’m sexy. If people call me cute, I am happier.
Life is better when you’re laughing.
Regardless of whatever crap life may throw at you, never stop having a moment filled with fun!
Smile big, laugh often.
With this smile, I can get away with everything.
There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. Wolfgang Riebe
Related: The best Insta captions for 2019
Music evokes memories, and so using song lyrics for a caption is the perfect way to trigger nostalgia with your friends or followers. Try one of the lyrical lines from one of these famous songs.
All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am. The Story – Brandi Carlisle
Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness. Kanye West
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Didn’t they tell you, I was a savage? Needed Me – Rihanna
Feeling good living better. Over my Dead Body – Drake
Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else. Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends. Hotel California – The Eagles
I can show you the world. A whole new world – Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson
I’m feeling sexy and free, like glitter’s raining on me. Domino – Jessie J
Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m good, I’m bad, I’m a sinner, I’m a killer, what I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human. Kush & Corinthians – Kendrick Lamar
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. Milkshake – Kelis
No scars to your beautiful. We’re stars and we’re beautiful. Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up. All the way up– Fat Joe
She acts like summer and walks like rain. Drops of Jupiter – Train
So hard on myself I think I’m going insane, the mind of a perfectionist is always in pain. Sad Boy – G-Eazy
We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still. Crooked Smile – J. Col
We can’t build our dreams on suspicious minds. Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
What rhymes with hug me? Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
When it comes to me I wouldn’t wanna be anybody else. Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene
White lips, pale face, breathing in snowflakes. The A Team – Ed Sheeran
With your phone out, gotta hit them angles. With your phone out, snappin’ like you Fabo. And you showin’ off, but it’s alright. It’s a short life. Nice for What – Drake
Holiday Selfie Captions
It’s the holidays! Whether you’re celebrating the festive season or just going on vacation, it’s time to shout about it as a caption to your holiday selfie, right? Here’s a bumper list of possible snippets:
Always say yes to adventure.
Bags packed, so no looking back.
Blessed, no stress, and travel-obsessed.
Eat, travel, and be merry.
Following my wanderlust one Christmas village at a time.
Good vibes, cloudy skies.
Grab your luggage and leave the baggage behind.
Honestly, I may never return.
I ate the turkey, and now it’s time for some Vitamin Sea.
I may be out of the office, but this vacation is serious business.
I never met an apple pie I didn’t like.
I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel brochure.
I was born passport-ready.
I’ll be up, up, and away during the holidays.
I’m not shore if I’ll ever come back.
In the holiday spirit and my vacation mode’s on. (Do not disturb until further notice.)
Jet lag is for amateurs. Dick Clark
Let’s hit the road for the holidays.
Out of office until further notice.
Ready to sleigh the holidays.
Snow is falling and adventure is calling.
Too blessed to be stressed
What’s the holiday season without a trip to Santa’s Workshop?
Birthday Selfie Captions
It’s your birthday! Celebrate with the perfectly-captured selfie and a super snappy caption, like one from the list below:
All about the birthday vibe.
Another year older, none the wiser.
Birthday candles aren’t the only things getting lit this weekend.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Birthdays are just finger posts on the road of getting old.
Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.
Cheers to another year.
Eating my cake and wearing it, too.
Found my birthday crown.
Go shawty, it’s ya birthday. 50 Cent
Gonna party like it’s my birthday…’cause it is.
Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. Walt Disney
Humble, with just a hint of Kanye.
I hope the birthday cake is as sweet as me.
I’m so awesome, when I was born, I was given a certificate.
I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless. James Broughton
I’m just a whole year more incredibler.
I’m just here for the birthday cake.
I’m not getting older. I’m getting better.
Keep calm and celebrate on.
Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. Osho
Live your life and forget your age.
Making my years count instead of counting the years.
Of course, I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age before!
Old enough to know better. Young enough to get away with it.
On this day, a queen was born.
Surround yourself with people who are more excited for your birthday than you are.
Time to drink champagne and dance on the tables.
Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again. Eleanor Roosevelt
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. Dr Seuss
Turned my birthday into a lifestyle. Drake
Well at least I am not as old as I will be next year.
When the candles cost more than the cake, it’s time to realize you’re getting old.
Increasing engagement on your selfies
More than just hashtags and a caption, the most critical thing to drive engagement is making sure your selfie looks the part. If the photo isn’t a stunner, then people are going to ignore it however good the hasshtags or captions are…
For us, the only way to ensure we have a stand-out, cracking selfie is to use Adobe Lightroom Presets. Think of these as your photo editing game-changer; taking a good picture of yourself and making it GREAT by just using a solid preset. Check out some of these that we would highly recommend.
Lighting: Find a window with natural light, or invest in a selfie light. If in a particularly dark place, ask a friend to use their mobile torch. The best time to shoot is early morning or the golden hour before sunset.
Avoid Shadows: Make sure you don’t have shadows over your face – it also highlights imperfections. Try facing directly into or away from the sun.
Repetition: Don’t just take one or two pictures but try and do a whole lot, and critique them yourself to find the perfect one.
Height: Always try to keep the camera above you, so you don’t suffer from the double chin effect!
Smile: Make like Tyra Banks and smile with your eyes! Try a natural smile and don’t try to grin too widely.
Filters: Nobody posts an unfiltered photo anymore, and it’s key to use the right ones. We love Adobe Lightroom, which you can use free on your mobile. You could also try VSCO or Snapseed, which come with great premade filters.
Relax: This is the best tip for a selfie – just chill! You don’t want to look unnatural or forced, so just try to be yourself.
Remember to drive engagement through open questions in your photo caption like:
- Do you like my selfie? Tell me in the comments!
- If you’re posting a morning selfie, how about: Are you a morning or evening person? Let me know
- Hot or Not? You decide?
What are some of the best captions for pictures on Instagram?
Now this is a loaded question! This really depends on the context of the photograph and what you want to portray. Check out our full guide to Insta Captions for 2019, to get the latest tips and tricks of the trade.
Also try to make use of hashtags to get yourself noticed – you can read our full Hashtag Cheat Sheet on how to use them properly.
The best paid hashtag platform (which does also have free options is definitely Hashtags For Likes . It’s a small monthly fee but you can cancel it anytime and the use of their service really does make a major difference in finding relevant hashtags, and the visibility of your post.
It’s always worth looking at trying different volumes of hashtags, to see if you can hit the Explore page on Instagram with the perfect hashtag ‘recipe’. We like the following:
- 5-6 very popular hashtags – think 100 – 500k posts but no more than 1 million
- 4-5 popular hashtags – try hashtags with over 10k but definitely less than 100k
- 4-5 niche hashtags – think about your niche. Are you in the travel industry, or just love clothing and style? Choose hashtags related to your image and your industry or focus
- 2-3 branded hashtags – wearing a specific dress or shoes? What about being a big city? Find hashtags for the brand or for the place you’re in.
What are some ideas of captions for pictures on Facebook?
Facebook is quite a different platform to Instagram when it comes to content. Facebook is generally focussed at a smaller community of people – using your friends, family and close acquiantances. While Instagram tends to focus on growing an audience, and a wider network. Read our Captions for Facebook guide to find the right mix for your Facebook pics.
Have some ideas for short captions for pictures of yourself? Hit us up in the comments below!
What camera equipment and other gear do we use?
We’re living proof that you don’t need the most expensive gear to travel the world and take good photos. Here are some of our must have items that make it into the packing list for all our travels.
- Main Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
- Drone: DJI Mavic Air – Fly More Combo
- GoPro: Hero 7 Black
- GoPro Dive Case: Go Pro Housing
- GoPro Case: Smatree GoPro Carry Case – Small
- Packing Cubes: Eagle Creek Packing case
- Backpack: Osprey Farpoint 70
- Powerbank: Anker Powercore
- Phone: Xiaomi Mi 9
- Hard drive: Transcend Slim Storejet 2TB
- Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad 720s
- Headphones: Bose Quiet Comfort 35
- Wifi Hotspot: GlocalMe G4
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