Might want to see if there's a color balance setting to match the color to the light you are using.
Also, might want to look into one of those little mini photo tents that diffuse the light.
I'm no expert, but when I shoot small stuff, I turn the flash off, put it on a tripod, and use the self timer to pull the trigger for me...
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