Friday, March 13, 2015

My Personal Stylist - Stitch Fix! My First Box!

     Oh my goodness! You won't believe how excited I was for it to come, and just how cool this is! It's great if you haven't heard of it before now is you moment of illumination.

     Stitch Fix is a website in which women may go and fill out a "style profile". Everything from your size, the colors you like best, and how you like your clothes to fit you on top and bottom. Of course, it asks you about your personal style, and it even has examples of outfits of clothing pairs for you to rate how much you "Love it" or "Don't Really Like It". There's no fear. It also has a place for you to leave a note to your future stylist about what you do and don't like, and how adventurous you like to be in your own style.

Check it out here! Stitch

    Trust me it's awesome! When my box came, I tossed my backpack across the room and opened it first thing! One thing I asked my stylist for help was help incorporating color into my wardrobe. A problem with my wardrobe? LOTS of neutrals in my closet. So that creates a problem when I'm in the mood to add that "pop of color", but alas, it isn't there!

     I got some pretty cool things in my box, and yes there was color in there. My favorite out of all of them was the grey and black striped sweater. Not just the pattern, but the cool cut of the shirt. Next thing I would've picked would've been the light-washed jeans, but those were seventy-eight dollars!  A LITTLE too much for a simple pair of jeans. Beautiful, beautiful yes they were, BUT just too much for my wallet.
      The most interesting item in all in the box was a bright blue scalloped pencil-skirt. I LOVED the color of this one! The only thing I didn't love about it was the scalloped edging on the hem of the skirt. If it had been a straight hem I would've been totally sold.

     I'm sorry for the lack of photography. Out of my excitement I failed to remember to take pictures. Next time, I promise. Forgive me?

See you soon!

Jessica Ashley

Friday, March 6, 2015

Brightening Your Day With Shimmer: Depuffing Those Swollen Eyes

     Ok, so you just spent the past 12 hours of your life crying your eyes out. Your lips, nose and eyes are a lovely puffy, plump red. Perfect for walking out the door to greet the world a "good morning". Not. So, what do you do in this "anything but ideal" situation. You must liven up your face somehow, and certainly you don't want every, single person asking you what's wrong. Am I right?

     Even if you do your very best to avoid it on a daily basis, shimmer is now your best friend. Yup, that's what I said. Shimmer. Here is how you cover up and disguise those unfortunate, saddened terrifying eyes.

1. Green is the complementary color of red. So naturally, what happened when you put green on top of red? It disappears! Find a green corrector concealer and pat it on to the red areas of your eyes and face. This helps neutralize the red.

2. Grab your favorite concealer, apply it to the area under your eyes in the shape of a triangle. This is a better way to help brighten up the face. Not only do you get your eyes, but you also highlight the highest points of your cheeks/cheekbone area as well!

3. Set the concealer with a translucent face powder. Remember to pat the powder on the face, don't swipe it. Applying powder in a swiping motion will only smear and/or wipe away what you have already done.

4. Next, take a light toned neutral shimmer eyeshadow, and apply to the inner corners of your eyes, and to the lower lashline.

Ta-da!! The windows to your soul now look much cleaner and brighter.

See you soon!

Jessica Ashley