I have a confession to make: when my classroom was forced to go online last year, I almost quit my teaching job.
To be honest, I’m a bit ashamed to say why… I still feel embarrassed when I think about it. When you hear it, you might laugh — or, you might know exactly what I’m talking about.
Okay, here it is: I almost quit my job because I absolutely HATED doing video calls.
I’m not talking about technical difficulties, either. I simply couldn’t stand seeing myself in the corner of my screen.
My eyes had no spark… my skin looked pale and almost grey (even though the mirror in my bathroom proved otherwise). It simply didn’t look like me!
As a result, I spent WAY too much time obsessing over how dark, sad and awful I looked — instead of focusing on giving my best to my students.
Not only was I constantly distracted, it made me feel less capable as a teacher. I didn’t feel like the image on-screen reflected my true self — which made it nearly impossible to act like the confident leader my students need.
This was especially frustrating because I’m really not the type to obsess over my appearance. I don’t need to look incredible — but I do need to NOT LOOK AWFUL!
…which only made my ghastly “camera appearance” become more of a reality.
At one point I even tried covering the “self-view” with a post-it note, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was covering up the problem (literally) instead of fixing it. After all, my students could still see me… and now I had no warning if something was seriously wrong.
Eventually, I reached a breaking point. I told my husband I was seriously considering a new career — or at least taking a break until regular classrooms resume. I avoided it for so long because I didn’t want to tell him the REAL reason why… and get this:
When I finally came clean, my husband just laughed at my situation!
“Seriously? That’s it?!” he chuckled. “Don’t worry, honey… there’s an easy way to fix that. Have you ever noticed that little ring-shaped device I have above my computer?”
My husband looked PERFECT. His skin was glowing… there were no shadows under his eyes… he felt vibrant, confident, and alive.
I can’t believe I’d never been on a Zoom call with him before — I would have ABSOLUTELY noticed this!
“Okay… how are you doing this?!” I asked.
“It’s this portable ring light I found online called OlumiRing — and as you can see, it makes me look even better on video calls than I do in person,” he said with a cheesy wink. “I bet you didn’t think that was possible, did you?”
Well, you better believe I sprinted to his room and snatched that thing right off his computer, then put it on mine for a test. I thought he just had the perfect environment, so the light wouldn’t work for me… but OH. MY!
With the press of a button, suddenly I looked fantastic — I couldn’t believe the instant transformation I saw on screen. I’d never seen myself look so good!
I quickly rushed out to get my own OlumiRing… and I’m SO glad I did. It’s easy to use, I can bring it with me anywhere, and it works in ANY setting — plus, it’s great for taking photos. If you’ve ever glanced at your reflection on a video call and felt disappointed, you have to try it — let me explain why I love this thing so much!
OlumiRing is a compact “ring light” that helps you look your absolute best during online video calls — no matter where you are or what your lighting is like.
You simply clip it to the top of ANY device (it works on your computer, tablet, and smartphone)… press the button… and voila! OlumiRing instantly improves the way you look on screen.
Even better, there’s nothing to install or set up — no tripod, no mount, no screws needed. You don’t even need to install any software. Just clip it on and you’re good to go!
OlumiRing comes with 3 different light modes, so it’s a breeze to pick the best look for your needs with a simple switch of a button.
Simply press the button once to turn it on, then press it again to switch between the light modes. To adjust the brightness, simply hold down the button. It couldn’t be easier!
These modes make it easy to look great in all types of environments — and they’re even excellent at matching those fake backgrounds everyone’s using these days.
At just over 3 inches wide, OlumiRing fits right in your pocket, so you’ll always have it with you. It’s super easy to keep at arm’s reach wherever you go — whether you’re quickly jumping to the next room or traveling abroad, OlumiRing will always be with you!
All in all, this cute little ring light works great right out of the box. It gives me a professional look when I’m doing video calls or recording videos for my students.
For starters, OlumiRing is much more versatile than anything else I’ve found. It’s the most convenient way to get lighting for EVERY device, in almost ANY situation… light or dark, indoors or outdoors!
I’ll be the first to tell you this: I was worried about scratching my screen with it… but OlumiRing has a soft inner lining that prevents any damage to your device.
What’s more, OlumiRing can be used without any cable — it’s rechargeable for over an hour. However, if you spend long hours doing online video calls, you can also use OlumiRing plugged into the USB port (which is great when my students need to stay after class).
My husband also mentioned that OlumiRing comes with a built-in softening diffuser — which is designed to highlight your best features without giving you that “artificial lighting” look you get from normal lights.
Without this diffuser, the light on your face would look uneven and awkward — but thanks to the diffuser, OlumiRing makes your face and skin look brighter without being overpowering or distracting.
After a few days of feeling great while teaching, I decided my kids could use an OlumiRing too — and now we’re all using them!
Of course, my husband is still the “OlumiRing king”… he spends long hours doing sales calls online. So whenever I see OlumiRing on his laptop, I know that he’s in the zone.
My son is a photographer, and he absolutely LOVES his OlumiRing. He uses it to get professional-quality lighting no matter where he is. (Psst: I’ve noticed it makes selfies 100X better, too…)
My daughter even clips it on top of a mirror while putting on her makeup — no wonder OlumiRing is also known as a “glamour light”!
Thanks to OlumiRing, I finally feel confident teaching my students again — it literally changed the way I feel about ALL video calls. It just does the job… and does it effortlessly.
In fact, just seeing that soft and round light in front of me gives me an instant motivation boost as I start the video call.
And as a bonus, I have a super useful tool for family video calls, photography, selfies, and much more. I’ve even used one as a temporary desk lamp in a pinch!
I can’t imagine going back to “the dark ages”… now, instead of feeling awful whenever I join a video meeting, I feel like myself. To me, that’s priceless!
Since I shared this post, many of you have asked me how to get the best price on OlumiRing.
So I reached out to the company… and guess what? They’ve just agreed to re-open their “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” and “Buy 3 Get 2 Free” promotions for a limited time!
This is perfect for families… and I know for a fact that OlumiRing makes an excellent gift for anyone who works from home (or your photographer friend — they’ll love it).
I can’t say for sure how long this will last, so if you want to ensure you always look great on camera, I suggest you grab yours now!
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