Before you upload that photo on social media, you need to be sure you're looking 'picture perfect' because that's one snapshot that will be seen by many people and duplicated within minutes by those who want to spread the news.
He proposed... and you said 'YES!'
Aww... how sweet. Now what next? If you have a phone with an amazing camera and Internet connectivity, the first thing that will come to your mind is a quick selfie to announce the good news.
But before you upload that photo on social media, you need to be sure you're looking 'picture perfect' because that's one snapshot that will be seen by many people and duplicated within minutes by those who want to spread the news.
Wouldn't be a drag if after sharing the photo you realize you have a chipped nail or lipstick smudge on your teeth?
Here are five easy tips to help you get your engagement ring selfie right:
Get great nails: A good nail cream will keep your nails from looking dull and fragile in photos. Try June Jacobs Cellular Intensive Cuticle Recovery Cream. It has a powerful anti-oxidant blend of white, red, and green tea extracts, plus goji berry, pomegranate, and grape seed extracts that penetrate the cuticle and replenish lost moisture to the entire nail.
Get great skin: For your information, youthful, glowing skin doesn't stop at the neck. Ensure your hands look radiant and healthy before snapping your selfie. A product like AHAVA Age Perfecting Hand Cream will erase visible damage like sunspots and uneven skin tone, while protecting you from future harm with a broad spectrum SPF.
Make sure your manicure is on point: Whether you celebrate your engagement with a DIY (Do It Yourself) nail art at home or a trip to the nail salon, make sure to show your nails some. Reds and pinks will look feminine and make your ring pop.
Don't forget to smile: Of course your family and friends want to get a good look at your ring, but what they really want to see is your smiling face! A photo of you beaming while holding up your bejeweled hand is always going to get more likes than one just showing off your ringed finger. If you are not sure, just make a photo collage.
Choose the right filter: Find something that makes your ring look even more gorgeous. Try an Instagram filter like Valencia, X-Pro II, or Lo-Fi instead of one that washes you and your ring out. And please, avoid Kelvin!