Lazy Girl’s Guide to Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday is always an ideal goal to achieve, which I’ve done plenty of times. Actually, it’s my go-to goal following a weekends of eating like crap, but actually doing it can suck. The main issue I have with Meatless Monday is the preparation part, because of time. Unless you don’t mind eating a bowl of granola with almond milk all day, you’re going to want a little variety.

Lazy Girl's Guide to Meatless Monday | STAINED COUTURE

If conquering Meatless Monday is hard for you to figure out, I have a few suggestions that are easy, filling, and delicious.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday and Pre-Royal Wedding Day! I have to admit that I recently jumped on the royal wedding bandwagon when a couple of friends added me to a group text message. Not to mention all the family drama from Meghan’s family, which is really effed up of her family. Hopefully all the drama won’t deter from their special day, which I plan to be up watching.

I’m actually looking forward to this weekend for the simple fact that I don’t plan to do anything except relax. However, I do need to dedicate a good hour to cleaning out my makeup area and medicine cabinet, because it’s long overdue. Plus, I want to make sure I’m not using any expired makeup or skincare, which is horrifying. Also, if you haven’t cleaned out your make-up and skincare collections, you might want to do this, as well.

Another thing I might do is go to one of the local farmer’s markets, because I have yet to go this year. Either the weather has been crappy and/or I have a prior engagement. Oh right, the wedding. Well, let’s hope I can go next week.

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you planning to be up at the crack of “So, this is what 5am looks like on Saturday.”, too? Feel free to share and please enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018

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What I Should’ve Invested For My First Place

When I first moved into my first place many years ago, I was more concerned on having my own place than I was about having stuff in it. From I recall, I think the only thing I had in my first apartment was my bed, which was super comfy. I think I also had an entertainment center that just gave my age away, because I don’t believe entertainment centers are still a thing. However, like most people, I slowly but surely added other pieces. Within the first 6 months, I got a small tan sofa/chaise hybrid, pub style dining room set, and other pieces. At the time, I thought it was smart to go with basic pieces in contemporary style, which I thought was my style. In hindsight, I was playing it safe for no reason and cringe at those choices.

What I Should've Invested In My First Place

Don’t get me wrong, I would get compliments on my space all the time, but probably due to it looking like a staged home. I guess all those Saturday morning watching HGTV paid off. Now that I’m older, I realize that I should have been investing staple pieces that I love and design around. So, keep reading to see what 3 items I should’ve invested in for my first place.

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Planning My Summer Wardrobe

This past weekend, I came to the realization that Memphis isn’t getting a Spring this year. Having to deal with 90+ degrees weather in the middle of May is ridiculous. So, to help soothe this depressing understand, I decide to start planning my summer wardrobe.

Prepping Summer Wardrobe 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to see what three items are I’m wanting to add to my summer wardrobe this year.

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IOTW: Micellar Foaming Face Wash

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Face Wash.

ITEM OF THE WEEK | Micellar Foaming Face Wash

One of the things I dread to do after a long day is wash my face. Although I love the feeling of clean skin, I don’t always enjoy the process. Not to mention, the main objective is to thoroughly clean your face, which can be a process. Although I still love and primarily double cleanse my face, I wanted a good one and done product. While spending way too much time in Ulta, I walked up on this micellar foaming face wash. Like most skincare junkies, I love micellar water. However, I was intrigued this this was a micellar foaming cleanser and felt like I needed to give this a try for a few reasons.

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