LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 20, 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: July 20, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Well, this week started off with a bust, because I came down with a gnarly upper respiratory infection on Monday. So, I spent most of this week sprawled on various cushioned areas in my house breathing only through my mouth. Personally, my least favorite part of being sick is nasal congestion. It feels like my brain is drowning in my head and I’m going to run out of air. Actually, I have a fear of drowning, albeit in water or mucus. I’m not completely back to 100%, but I’m at a strong 90%.

Since I took 2 sick days off from work, I plan to make one of them up this weekend. I enjoy coming into the office on the weekend, because I’m usually the only one here. Also, I can hammer through a lot of stuff pretty quickly. I’m planning to do 4 hours on Saturday and 4 more on Sunday.

Another thing I’m doing tomorrow is looking at venues for my sister’s baby boy shower. She going to plop out my new nephew in less than 3 months. So, we have to get this shindig in order, because she wants to have it in mid-September. July is almost over, which means September will be here next weekend. Well, it’s going to feel that way.

Other than, I’m going to try to lay low most of the weekend, because I want to get back to 100%. Also, I have so many posts that I want/need to share with ya’ll. Everything will be better next week…right?! Let’s say it will be better.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 20, 2018

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Books To Read In Your 20s

Reading was my go to hobby in my 20s.  Unfortunately, most of them were either required reading for a class or Zane novels. If you aren’t aware of Zane novels, then you might want to get on that, but be prepared to “clutch your pearls”. Anyway, most of the books weren’t really motivating or prepared me for real life. It wasn’t until I was mad dashing into my 30s when I developed the desire to read books that made me think. The internet wasn’t has lush and developed as it now. So, there weren’t really any lists of what books to read based on your life.

Books To Read In Your 20s

Thankfully, it’s never too late to learn. However, in your 20s is when you’re really experimenting and pondering they path you want to take. So, I’m sharing books that I’ve read, but wish I read in my 20s. Peep the list and reasons below.

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IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask | STAINED COUTURE

As usual, I’ve been obsessing over skincare products. However, now that the weather is sizzling, my oily skin and enlarged pores have been getting all of my attention. Since I’ve been taking better care of my skin by trying to eat better and drinking more water, my skin is looking pretty good. Unfortunately, all the freshest veggies and gallons of water can’t hide the fact that I have large pores. FYI, you can’t permanently make your large pores smaller. Through different products and treatments, you can minimize their appearance. One product that recently ran across and fell in love with is Vichy Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Interested in learning why this mask is worthy to be this week’s Item of The Week and/or you’re looking for a mask for oily skin? Well, keep reading!

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 13, 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: July 13, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday the 13th! Even though I’m super grown, I still get a little uneasy feeling about Friday the 13th. However, I do enjoy spending the evening indulging in watching Friday the 13th movies while eating popcorn and sipping wine.

However, I might be a little late to my solo horror movie marathon, because I have a last minute hair appointment after work. Ever since I’ve lightened my hair, it’s been feeling super dry. I’ve bought so many different products to help soften my hair and even a few DIY treatments. However, nothing has worked to help soften my hair since going lighter. Thankfully, I haven’t noticed much, if any, breakage. So, praying hands emoji to that miracle. After typing a mini rant on my IC stories, my stylist hit me up to do a treatment on my hair tonight. Hopefully, this will help me enjoy my hair instead of regretting it. *fingers crossed*

My plans for the weekend include staying in the house and under an air vent at all times. I’m sure I’m going to get wrangled into helping my sister do some more baby shower planning. Ugh. I’m sorry, but baby shower planning is not my idea of a good time, but I love my sister. So, I guess I can swallow my gloom and attempt to help.

Have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 13, 2018

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Adorable Baby Shower Invitations

No, I’m NOT pregnant and I’m trying to keep it that way. However, my youngest sister is pregnant and due this fall. Recently, she started delegating those of us in her inner circle with our responsibilities for her baby shower. Since she knows that I’m not into throwing parties, she gave me the simple and relaxing task of sending out baby shower invitations. She’s having a boy, which means I’ve been pinning and screen capturing every boy and/or shade of blue invite I can find. While on this adventure to find adorable baby shower invitations, I was introduced to invitation site Basic Invite.

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Need to send out invitations soon? Well, read this before your make that order and then thank me later.

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