How YouTuber Natalia Taylor Fakes Her Bali Vacation

Don’t believe everything you see on social media!

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Credit: Photos and video taken from Natalia Taylor

It's not every day that you can travel thousands of miles away to take Insta-worthy shots like the Kardashians. Not even YouTuber Natalia Taylor could afford that kind of lifestyle. Therefore, she resulted to taking her 'vacation' images at an IKEA store. Her latest venture: Bali, Indonesia.

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Unlike our usual IKEA outfit which consists of flippers, shorts and t-shirts, Taylor showed up in a bright pink cocktail dress and started doing an editorial-like photoshoot in the showrooms. Not forgetting the bathtub scene, where she draped a bathrobe over her cocktail dress and wrapped her head with a towel, before posing inside a bathtub. Talk about being creative.

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So you're probably wondering what the purpose of this video is, apart from entertainment and comedy. Taylor is trying to make a point that not everything you see is true, especially on social media. Many Instagrammers, or better known as 'influencers' love taking fake vacation pictures.

For example, you might be seeing a vacation picture on one at Rome or the Bahamas, but really the heavily edited picture is taken at her backyard with lots of digital filters. As also reported in The Sun and Bored Panda, travel images from some Instagrammers are heavily edited. What they usually do is download an app or two, edit their physique, and then proceed to add little details like clouds, trees and seagulls in the background.

Then they will edit the sea, sky, greeneries and the city views, making the colours more vibrant. So, are they really in Shanghai? Or is that just Petaling Street?

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As for Taylor, she made this video, with plenty of behind-the-scenes and Easter eggs to prove a point that her pictures, (like the many influencers we see today), might look convincing on social media, but she's just at IKEA. That's how easy it is to fool the public! "Don't trust everything you see on the internet," said Taylor, and this is why we love her for the realness and authenticity.

That aside, we did spot some exciting IKEA products in the video. If you did too, here are some items you can own to make your home a little more like the cosy showroom…or a room you see in Bali!

IKEA Karmsund Table Mirror

RM 59

Not only can this mirror add a touch of sophistication to your dressing table, but it's practical too. You can organize your jewellery and makeup on the tray, especially the ones you use every day.

Besides, the mirror is turnable and adjustable, and the crown is removable as well, in case you want a cleaner look. Additionally, the mirror comes with a safety film to reduce damage in case the glass breaks.

IKEA Daidai Plant Pot

RM 6.9

Put life back into your room with a pop of colour: this gold flower pot can do the trick, especially when your room is often dark. There are five sizes to choose from to fit the space you have in your bedroom, living room, bathroom or even on a table.

IKEA Klabb Table Lamp

RM 129

Create a soft, cosy setting in your room with this table lamp. It’s designed with a teardrop-shaped base and contrasted with a rectangular textile shade for a more classic look. Although this lamp is small, it’s still bright enough as a reading light, so you can also place it on your bedside table.

IKEA Rockan Bath Robe

RM 119

You know those super comfortable hotel bathrobes you thought of stealing all the time? With this one from Ikea, you don’t have to. Made of 100% cotton, you can now enjoy your mornings and nights at home wearing nothing but this oversized bathrobe. It’s designed with an adjustable belt loop so you can move the tie above or below your stomach.

IKEA Godmorgan Box with Compartments

RM 79

A messy bathroom with your skincare and makeup scattered all over the countertop can be pretty stressful. Find your products easier when you organize them with this shelf. You can also use it to organize your jewellery, sewing accessories like buttons and needles. Besides, you can use this organizer for your kitchen as well.

More: You Can Now Shop at IKEA Malaysia’s Online Store

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