Do you ever think “I wish my life was like that” when you see somebody on social media who just happens to look cute for every occasion? Well, as the saying goes, they probably wish theirs was, too.

26-year-old Kim Britt’s hobby is showing how she creates perfectly posed influencer-style pictures, but putting them side by side with the “real thing,” like a progress shot of her trying to find the right angle, or a picture of her doing the same activity in a more natural setting. She’s part of a trend of women trying to remedy influencer culture by broadcasting their more casual side for all to see. Her pictures show that while anyone can make their lifestyle look enviable with a flattering pose and a filter, nobody rolls out of bed looking Instagram-ready.

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 It just looked super stupid doing this first picture. Glad that was in our garden and not in a public area.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel 2 weeks ago (edited)

I do like the pic with the leaf over her eye though.

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Let me tell you one thing. Having a little puppy is wonderful, but a puppy that young isn't home-trained, which means you need to clean up a lot at the beginning.

Need to say though that Mike learns super fast. I don't need to clean up his pee that often.

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Don Golosso 2 weeks ago

Haha, this one is great! Also, a bit more creative then the average Instagram vs reality comparison.

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I don't know why felt every second girl on instagram poses with a flower in her mouth as soon summer starts I felt pretty stupid with it and it wasn't as tasty as hoped

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Lesley Langlois 2 weeks ago

Try pansy petals in a salad-relish!

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Most of us are guilty of trying several times to get a decent picture while we were doing something that was supposed to be fun and carefree. Maybe you’ve even been disappointed because you did something you were proud of, like going for a run, but it was too windy for the picture you were envisioning and you just had to settle for going out and being one with nature like some kind of hippie weirdo without boasting about it online.

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Some people are worth melting for…. but the melting snow in my hair wasn't that romantic...

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

his face :-)

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Edited with make up vs. natural.

Crazy how we can change our appearance with make up and photoshop isn't it?

Never forget, there is always more behind some pictures than you probably think. Never compare yourself to pictures.

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Molly E 2 weeks ago

Makeup is nice, but having the guts to show yourself is pretty epic too.

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We're on a little roadtrip from Switzerland to Croatia until Sunday, which means a lot of driving! They are always fun, but I was super tired, because I hadn't enough sleep the night before. If you swipe, you see how I looked 80% of the time not so fancy like the first one.

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varwenea 2 weeks ago

I look like the photo on the right most of the time during a road trip.

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But one thing you can’t help but notice is that even Britt’s “unglamorous” photos give the impression that she has a good time enjoying the great outdoors and playing with her dogs.

Wanting to share your positive moments online isn’t unhealthy in itself. When your friends post pictures of themselves, doesn’t it simply brighten your day to see them and what they’re doing at that moment? If you’re doing something fun and you feel like taking a selfie, go ahead, just don’t put so much pressure on yourself⁠—your friends will enjoy seeing you with a smile on your face and won’t care whether the elastic of your swimsuit is pressing into your side fat.

Scroll down for more of Britt’s refreshing Instagram pictures and upvote your favorites!

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Cozy evenings with my dog.

In real life, I was busy eating chips and binge watching some movies on netflix Didn't look that cozy huh?

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Kaisu 2 weeks ago

The bottom picture looks much cozier to me

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MY KID HAS PAWS.

That means I also need to go out with Buddy, when the weather is bad like today and not only when the sun is shining.

Don't forgot there are always two sides of a picture you see online and you mostly see just the bright one. Keep that in mind

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Molly E 2 weeks ago

Haha so true. Even worse if its a puppy and they have to pee at 5 in the morning lol

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S. 2 weeks ago

The second picture nearly scared me because I thought her legs were gone. I then looked at the first one.

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Okay, first of all, the rainbow is obviously fake, thank you facetune. Second, I needed to cut Buddy out of the picture because he decided to take a pee next to me exactly in the same moment we took the picture.

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Berlinda Dunbar-Nye 2 weeks ago

But a labbie is one of the best friends you'll ever have in your life. My Bella Canine would decide to have Diarrhea every time we went for a walk and I forgot "the bag".....

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"Have you ever felt sad because you didn't look like a girl you saw on instagram? I did. A lot. I compared myself with photos on social media, without knowing how they look 24/7. The power of a perfect pose and holding your breath is huge as you can see. Both pictures show me, both not edited. .

Years back, I always thought I will only love my body when I'm thin. In my head having a perfectly thin body like the ones I saw online, was the only way I could finally be happy. It took me so long to realize that first, nobody is perfect in real life, neither will I ever be, and secondly, having a body that is healthy and able to function, is the reason why I should love him at all, not because how society tells me how it should look like.

Hope this reminder helps you and you will not believe everything you see here."

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel 2 weeks ago

I like the smile on the right much better than the face she's doing on left.

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Tiptoein my way to the new week...just lost balance 9 out of 10 times

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char 2 weeks ago

hee hEe

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My bikini always slips 90% of the time. I'm busy to bring everything to the right place again... The struggle of bring a woman I guess. By the way, the instagram picture is not edited (just a filter). Again it's just the right pose who makes the difference on my body.

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Ana J 2 weeks ago

I always preferred a one piece bathing suit. It can still slip but you get to be more active with it in the water.

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50 squats a day or just the right pose? If you know a person just from social media, you can never know what's the truth behind a picture. Mostly we show just the best picture possible.

Keep that in mind. Don't ruin your mood, because you compare yourself to other pictures. You are worthy no matter what.

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Miss Cris 2 weeks ago (edited)

I prefer the "reality" one. She looks pretty, natural and happy. She has a beautiful smile, too. I'd prefer her as a friend.

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Somehow a lot of people here are always pretty, even if they're sick I look like a huge mess when I'm sick plus I would never had the energry to take photos for Instagram then Douple tap if you feel the same

In yesterdays story I talked about not getting to work if you're not feel well. I got a lot of DM's about it, so I thought I could repost this picture (from last year) and remind you:

It's your health and not the one of the company you're working for.

If you're scared of losing your job because of it, ask yourself if you really want to work for a company who value money more than your health? (Not talking about people who don't have a lot job opportunities because of the country they live in)

Your health should be your no. 1 priority. You can't buy it back once it's gone.

You should give a damm if co-workers gossip about you because they think you are not sick enough. If you're sick, you're sick point. Not their business

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Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

Upvoted for the text:: please, don't go to work when you're sick. Also, your mates wouldn't be happy to get sick because of you!

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#16

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Does this picture even need a caption?

Remember, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY wakes up styled with a puppy and coffee in bed (except some influencer how it seems)

Are you a morning person? I'm for sure not. You better won't talk too much to me before I got my first cup of coffee

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varwenea 2 weeks ago

I actually like the picture on the right a lot. Very real.

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99% of the pictures I make with Buddy look like the right one: Buddy makes everything except being still and I act silly

I like those silly snapshots, but I see them way to less here on Instagram, but why? Because we don't look "that pretty" on them when they are not staged?

Life is too short to be all the same because we're afraid of stepping out of this fake perfectly feeds and showing also our silly and real sides. The truth can be so pretty if we would take everything too serious and be just who we are, no matter how this looks like

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Shull GaRett 2 weeks ago

Dogs and making faces! :D

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"At such hot temperatures, I need a cool down. Needless to say that I looked like a panda afterwards"

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S. 2 weeks ago

A Bored Panda, if you will?

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#iwokeuplikethis... sure I did

What about you, left or right?

It's always very funny to watch how people pretend to wake up here on Instagram. I don't know about you, but I never wake up with a full make up and my prettiest nightdress

I look like the right picture, smeared mascara, tiny and swollen eyes and a normal tshirt...

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Shull GaRett 2 weeks ago

Reality wins for me here...

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You had me at "woof"... or when you decided to bite my nose either way, you had me Mike!

Who can relate? You want to make a cute picture with your pet, but they just don't care and after 100 photos, there is maybe one which is good .

We named Mike after Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad, because he has very special eyes like our Mike (and of course it's a great character and we love the show so much)

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S. 2 weeks ago

Mike is an absolute darling!

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

Ah, shaving, a job we all love.

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Even with NO EDIT, A DIFFERENT ANGLE OR A GOOD LIGHT we can change how our bodies looks like on a picture! In this case here it was just the right pose, nothing else!

Remember, you shouldn't compare yourself to others. We normally post just our best photos, keep that in mind. .

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varwenea 2 weeks ago

If I don't stand with good posture, all my flesh squash out in the middle like muffin tops. Pretty normal I think.

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Wake me up when winter ends.

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Felicia Dale 2 weeks ago

Picture on the right: me trying to do my makeup and missing my eye...

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"The pictures have just seconds apart.

Both me. Both worthy. Just another pose.

Become aware how beautiful you are, no matter how your body looks like on a picture. It's so not important. People don't love you because you look thinner on a picture, they love you because you got a beautiful soul and so should you. That's what matters. Love yourself for what you are and not for what you look like."

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Marlene Ricker 2 weeks ago

Good words to live by!

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"Wet hair don't care.

Okay now for real, each time after I wash my hair I feel like I cat, because I lose so many hair I can literally make a hairball with it"

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Bron 2 weeks ago

Yeah, pretty normal to lose that amount of hair

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"Just hanging around on my tree.

Honestly, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I haven't strong ab muscles, so the way up was harder for me than it looked like on the reality picture."


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Alexander Brior 2 weeks ago

My friend once told me a story about how she climbed a tree in the winter. She slipped and fell, and dangled from her boot. Luckily, she wasn’t too far off the ground.

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Windy hair, don't care It seems like the wind is always on point when I see those perfectly windy hair pictures on Instagram. Well, in real life the wind blows in every direction, wich makes windy hair doesn't look that cool. Instead of looking on fleek, my hair are everywhere I don't want them to be. Messy hair would fit much more I guess

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Autumn Fair Basel

It's my favorite event at this time of the year in Switzerland. You have roller scooters, different stalls and so many food corners. My absolute must is a cup of mulled wine! The only thing is, it's almost impossible to drink such a hot drink in the middle of the event, because it has so many people and the chance that you'll have your drink on your jacket instead of having it in your mouth is very high. That's why you better search for a spot which is not that crowed. That doesn't look that fancy, but you can enjoy your dink or food save

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Ana J 2 weeks ago

Drinking anything is a crowd can be tricky.

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Molly E 2 weeks ago

Getting up early vs staying in bed late.

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Laundry day.

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Ana J 2 weeks ago

When you have a family, nearly every day is laundry day lol

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