Looking at some people’s social media accounts can be downright depressing. Their hair is always in place, makeup is impeccable, and the individual sharing their photos always look like they are having a blast. Before you start feeling sorry for yourself it’s important to note photos from places like Instagram are just smoke and mirrors. The illusion that someone’s social life, is somehow filled with amazing outings and extravagant places is all done through the manipulation of photo cropping, filters, and lighting. To prove there is no reason to envy other folks’ lives, we have taken the best of Instagram photos vs what it actually looks like in real life. You will come to realize your life is pretty amazing just the way it is. Yes, even the Queen Bee (Beyoncé) herself depends on the manipulation of photos to look fierce.