Working With Stitch Fix

 

Can I just tell you right now how much I LOVE working at the STITCH FIX studio headquarters! First off, I just love jet setting for work, even though it's a quick 45 minute flight to their base in San Francisco from Los Angeles. Secondly, the production team I work with regularly there is quickly becoming my second family. I love each and every person that I've met at Stitch Fix, including my favorite partner in crime, Dominique Lerma who also travels from Los Angeles. While I focus on attaining fresh, natural, and dewey makeup looks on the models, Dominique is concentrating on natural and easy hairstyles for the campaigns we work on. Stitch Fix has such a refreshing backstory, I'd love to share it with you.

Stitch Fix is an online styling service that delivers a truly personalized shopping experience, just for you. Fill out your Style Profile and a personal stylist will hand pick pieces to fit your tastes, needs and budget—and mail them directly to your door. Each box contains five items of clothing, shoes and accessories for you to try on at home. Keep what you love, send the rest back in a prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are free—even for exchanges!

The Stitch Fix experience is not merely curated, it’s truly personalized to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Stylists handpick a selection of five items just for you. In fact, no two clients have ever received the same selection of items.

Stitch Fix makes shopping not just convenient, but effortless. Like other online retailers, Stitch Fix saves you a trip to the store by shipping items directly to you. Our personal stylists also save you the time and trouble of selecting clothing and accessories. Many of our clients enjoy the ease and convenience of automatically scheduled shipments that arrive at a frequency of their choosing.

Now, here are my top secret skin weapons that I'd love to share with my trusted fans. First, I always recommend visiting Skin Laundry every 2 weeks to get a deep clean laser treatment that leaves your skin supple, toned, radiant and helps to reduce wrinkles (bonus!). Book your appointment now and let them know I sent you - you'll receive your first session FREE. Personally, I go visit my local Skin Laundry every 2 weeks to dramatically improve my skin over time and to diminish the size of my pores and firm my skin. Secondly, having the best products to create that dewey glow is easy. Check out my favorites below!

 
 

1. WELEDA SKIN FOOD
Dry, rough skin of any age gets indulgent moisture with this intensively nourishing, deeply hydrating cream. It’s a unique, ultra-rich whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects your skin. Stubborn dryness on your elbows, hands and feet are moisturized and conditioned with the essential fatty acids and vitamin E in our organic sunflower seed oil. Organic pansy is known for its mild antiseptic properties that calm dry irritation. Soothing rosemary leaf extract’s mild antiseptic properties and the anti-inflammatory properties of organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for your skin. Deeply moisturized and protected, your skin looks soft and supple with a healthy glow. It’s your recommended daily allowance of radiance, and it’s just what you and your skin are craving. 

I apply a chickpea size amount straight from the tube onto the pads of my fingers and rub it in until it turns into an oil-like consistency. I then apply it onto the model's face, neck, and collar bone in gentle upstrokes until their skin is thoroughly saturated. I allow the Skin Food to sink in about 2-3 minutes before moving on to the next step. You can find WELEDA Skin Food online here or at most Whole Foods Markets in the beauty aisle.

2. CHARLOTTE TILBURY MINI MIRACLE EYE WAND
This genius Mini Miracle Eye Wand is the antidote to tired, dull and exhausted under-eyes. It is the perfect 5 actions in 1 Miracle Wand for everyone – because the whole world is tired! When you are tired the color drains from your face making you appear more sallow, grey with dark circles around your eyes. Mini Miracle Eye Wand creates the appearance of 8 hours sleep in two clicks by expertly covering dark circles and lines, smoothing out bags or hollows, brightening the eye contour and hydrating the skin’s surface for a dewy, luminous finish. You can find this Eye Wand at most Nordstrom stores or online here. Just look at all the benefits from this easy 2-Click wand!

CLICK 1: The hydrating Eye Cream is enriched with specially-tailored under-eye agents that make the skin feel firmer and tauter: 

  • Hyaluronic Acid boosts moisture-levels in the eye contour. Delicate skin feels plumped and rejuvenated.
  • Bio Extract of Salicornia reduces loss of water and stimulates the production of natural moisturizers in the skin
  • Cyclodextrins smooth the eye dome for a youth-boosting effect
  • Rice Proteins fight against the signs of ageing and fatigue, reducing the appearance bags under the eyes and inhibiting fat production as well as invigorating the skin

CLICK 2: Inspired by photographer’s silver light reflector the light-weight ultra-brilliant light reflector is packed with “a million lights” micro-particles that brighten shadows, conceal discoloration and diffuse the appearance of under-eye hollows.

  • “A million lights” light-reflecting micro-particles diffuse light from the surface of the skin, soft-focusing imperfections and illuminates shadowy dark circles for a youthful contour
  • Fine-coated Mother-Of-Pearl brings radiance to the skin and color-corrects discoloration by neutralizing pink, blue and brown undertones
  • Polypeptides work to minimize the appearance of dark circles with every use.
  • Silky elastomers cover the surface of the eye bag and smooth over wrinkles

How do I use this wand, you ask? Super duper easy - I break it down into 2 clicks:

  • CLICK ONE: Apply the hydrating and lifting Eye Cream directly from the nib onto the under-eye area and tap the product into the skin very gently. 
  • CLICK TWO: Over your foundation, use the illuminating under-eye Light Reflector to brighten the eye. Apply it directly to the under-eye, dark circles and in the socket and use your ring finger to gently pat the product onto the skin.

3. GIVENCHY TEINT COUTURE BALM
The texture of a balm offers a the feel of a second skin. This soft, light, and delicate melt-in texture glides on to fuse with the curves of the face. It contains no greasy oil, but rather an exclusive selection of volatile components that vanish on application, leaving an imperceptible veil. The complexion is smoothed and perfectly even for up to 12 hours. The Light and Blur Complex with diamond powder visibly erases all imperfections and fine lines, giving the skin a look of pure and natural radiance. The complexion is lightly corrected, with a lightweight feeling which is why it's one of my top favorite skin products to bring with me on set. You can find this Balm at Barney's New York or Sephora online.

Givenchy laboratories have developed an original synergy of skincare ingredients to guarantee optimal comfort and skin protection.Hydro magnets work to capture and keep water molecules and preserve skin’s optimal moisture level. Vitamin E and a Jasmine Flower extract help offer the skin antioxidant defenses, protecting from daily aggressors. Skin is also safeguarded by sun filters that address the signs of photo-aging. This formula is made without the use of parabens.

To use this blurring balm, I apply a small amount to the back of my opposite hand and sometimes  use a foundation brush, my finger pads, or a Beauty Blender to apply. The skin looks amazing instantly although could be layered for more coverage if needed in certain areas. 
 

4. BURT'S BEES TINTED LIP BALM
For just a hint of color and moisture I absolutely love having BURT'S BEES with me on set at Stitchfix for that natural pout. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe. They also come in a range of 6 naturally flattering shades, and I recommend owning ALL of them because they're each so beautiful and silky. I even collect the shimmer shades as well which add a great highlight by themselves or layered on top of your favorite lip stick. The light mint flavor is an added bonus. I find mine at Whole Foods Market but you can purchase them online here
 

I hope you have some time to check out the Stitchfix website and perhaps I've even inspired you to create a style profile with them. If anything, these 4 magical beauty products will give you that refreshing glow at any time. I'd love to hear from you about your experiences with them. Until next time!