By Aimee Woodley
Many women love to look their best by adding a little bling to their lives with jewelry.
But many find their options limited because they react to various metals commonly used in jewelry-making. For Krista Barbosa, it was an allergy to yellow gold that brought Paparazzi Accessories into her life.
Knowing of her mom’s difficulties in finding affordable jewelry that she wouldn’t react to, Krista’s daughter lovingly sent her a gift from Paparazzi and unknowingly opened a door of opportunity. Paparazzi is a direct sales company that boasts lead and nickel-free jewelry and accessories for one very, very affordable price! After wearing the gifts from her daughter, Krista noted how she kept getting compliments from the people around her. She saw the value in offering stylish, affordable jewelry at such an attractive price point and decided to give the business a try. Two years later, the “Bling Queen” has successfully shared Paparazzi products with many eager buyers and is currently working to take her business even further.
Paparazzi is known for the fantastic price of its pieces, just five dollars each.
They truly offer bling that everyone can afford! But perhaps you didn’t know- each necklace purchased comes with matching earrings included in the five dollar price. It is hard to find a better bargain on stylish, trending jewelry today. Paparazzi is also moving ahead in other lines of merchandise that appeal to new audiences. A new line geared towards men, Uniquely Urban, debuted last summer, adding chains, rings, and bracelets to the already popular leather accessories. The company also takes the little ones into account. Krista loves to hold princess parties, featuring an exclusive line for little girls called Starlet Shimmer. The pieces are only one dollar each, making it extremely affordable for moms and dads to indulge their girls. Starlet Shimmer pieces are only available through an Independent Paparazzi Consultant. And to round off the new developments within Paparazzi, the company now offers the Zi Collection, a higher-end fashion couture line. Zi sets include both a necklace and a pair of earrings for only $25, but with a more extravagant look.
Currently, Krista offers traditional in-home parties, along with office parties and basket parties, to share Paparazzi products. Products are also available for purchase on her website. Recently, she has been working to advance her business by finalizing a new website, becoming a Square store, and starting a VIP group and a Facebook business page. But her vision doesn’t end there.
Krista also has her sights set on opening her own boutique for women to come to shop, where she can share her passion for building confidence and empowerment.
She also wants to bring her unique products to those who can’t travel, offering pop-up events for the elderly at senior centers.
And, in honor of her stepdad’s love for giving back, Krista hopes to carry his passion forward through her business by offering fundraising parties where she will give back or donate all of the profits from sales.
If you’d like to get your bling on or host a party, be sure to check out Krista’s website – new items are released Monday through Friday each week, www.blingqueenak.com. Or you can join her VIP group at #BlingQueenAK. Keep an eye out for Krista and Paparazzi jewelry around town!