• Jewelry photography? Nailed it.

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    A little to the left...now a little to the right...bring it forward...no, a little back. Getting the perfect angle is always the most difficult part of taking a photo. The placement, brightness, high, low, and even cropping are all important things to consider before snapping away. With some helpful tips from our expert marketing team, you'll become the next pro Instagramer! 

    Rings are pretty difficult, especially because you want the focal point to be the piece itself and not the overpowering hand. Which is why you need to angle the ring towards the camera, and make sure the hand takes up approximately 1/3 of the entire frame. Try to hold your hand in a loose fist so the ring *pops,* avoid extending your fingers - that draws attention away from the ring. Tap on the ring to focus, and snap. 

     

    Overhead shots are great for capturing an overlay of various products. Grab a magazine, a cute box, and some smaller decor (where the theme and color match your jewelry piece). Use odd numbers. 5 items are always better than 4, 3 better than 2, and so on. If you are going to clump items, clump them in odd numbered groups as well. It is proven that the eye appeals more to odd numbered grouping. Find a nice background, preferably a marbled, white, or wooden surface. Tap, focus, and snap away! 

     

    It's always a bonus when the necklace is modeled by someone. It gives a more realistic look of how the product looks when it's worn. So, put on your favorite outfit and find an artsy background to prepare for this photo. The background should be fairly simple, nothing too dramatic or colorful. You want the necklace to really stand out, so nothing distracting should be going on in the background. It's always a plus if there are flowers or some kind of pretty plant in the back. The top of your choice should be monochromatic as well. Now tap, focus, and snap. Pretty nice, right? 

    Good luck shooting your favorite pieces next time, and remember to keep these tips in mind! 

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  • Summer beauty hacks that will save your life!

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    Summer is undoubtedly great, but with summer comes an endless list of beauty problems that tend to get out of hand. Untamed frizz, uneven tans, bubbly nail polish, cakey foundation, the list goes on and on. Need some help with these every day encounters? Keep readin' on! 
     
    1) Put your nail polish in the fridge! This will help it stay smooth and cool for use! Say buh-bye to bubbly polish! 
    2) Use dryer sheets to tame your frizz. It might look totally weird wiping your entire head of hair with dryer sheets, but anything to stay frizz free for the day, right? 
    3) Instead of using foundation, switch to a light BB cream. BB creams are much less cakey, and will still give you that nice, sheer coverage! 

    4) Oops! Got a bit of BB cream stain on your white blouse? Not a problem. Use a bit of shaving cream. Dab a dollop of it on the stain before placing it in the wash. Your blouse will be good as new. 

    5) In a rush? Soak your nails in ice water to make them dry faster!
    6) Saline is your year old mascara's best friend! Put a couple drops of saline into your mascara tube, and BAM, reusable. 
    7) Wait! Don't throw away your tea bags just yet. Toss them in the freezer for a couple minutes, and then place it under your eyes to de-puff.
    8) Place a bit of vaseline on your wrists before spraying your favorite perfume. The scent will last SO much longer. 
    9) Sweat, ocean water, and perfume are the three biggest enemies of your jewelry. Try to keep your beloved pieces away from them! 
    10) Did you know that beer cleans gold? And ketchup is also known to clean silver! Stop spending money on expensive cleansing solutions and use this hack to sparkle up your jewels! 

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  • Greta Tassel Bracelets...the perfect addition to your closet

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    The Greta Tassel Bracelet has been one of our hottest sellers of Summer 2016!
    It comes in both silver and gold...
    It's adjustable and one size fits all comfortably...
    It's light and dainty...
    It's edgy and fun...
    Greta is everything and more you can ask for from a bracelet. 

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  • Fashion Savvy? Follow our top Instagram favorites!

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    How many times a day do you go on Instagram? Wouldn't it be nice if your feed was compiled with beautiful, quality photos every time you opened the app? Here's DearMissJ's favorite Instagram accounts to follow! From fashion to scenery to food, we've got you covered! 

    @nicholeciotti
    Nichole's Instagram displays the beautiful scenery of San Francisco, while adding her exquisite fashion taste to the spectacular shots! 

    @songofstyle 
    Aimee Song runs a beautiful blog and Instagram account that truly captures her unique style. Not to mention, new vlogs every Tuesday! 


    @imjennim 
    Jenn bring the definition of hip to a whole new level. Her fashion inspirations are always unexpected and mind blowing! Chic, fun, and colorful, Jenn's Instagram is definitely an eye-catcher. 


    @shopdearmissJ
    Of course, you can't forget about the beloved DearMissJ. With beautiful scenery shots, cafes, and the latest fashion trends, you'll never want to miss out on our daily posts! 

     

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  • One Necklace, Any Occasion

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    Ever wonder if there was a necklace that would look spectacular for every occasion? Are you missing that staple go-to piece that will accommodate any event that life throws at you? You're at the right place! We are here to introduce to you the beautiful Courtney collection. This intricate statement piece will beautifully compliment every precious moment of your life. 
    It's dainty. 
    Wear it anytime, anywhere.
     
    It's sexy. 
    Wear it on a romantic date.
     
    It's classy. 
    Wear it to the office.
     
    What more can you ask for? 

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