LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 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: April 20, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week with plans to have an even greater weekend. In case you can tell from the spring in words, I’m in great spirits! I’m super happy, because today is 4/20, but not for the reason you think. Actually, 420 is my angel number, which is the number that I identify that my angels guides are talking to me. I know, sounds super trippy. However, whenever I’m looking for a sign about something currently on heart and mind, I feel that I get the answer whenever I see “420”. Typically, your angel number is any sequence of numbers you see often and for me it was 420. If you interested in learning more about angel numbers and their meanings, visit this site.

A couple of weeks after spending the previous weeks drowning in pending due dates and life, my boss granted everyone on my team a bonus day. A few days after, still reeling from the previous weeks, I said a quick prayer asking when I should take a mental health day. I decided to open my calendar and blindly picked a day and my finger landed smack dab on April 4. If that wasn’t a sign, then I don’t know what is? So, I’m spending today unplugged from people, for the most part, and to do some mindlessly pleasing activities. For example, I have some art projects I want to work on and to place my plants outside for awhile to get a little sunlight with me. Also, there might be some sips of wine will catching a breeze with 90s R&B playing and incense lit. Chilling.

Currently, I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to attend the Memphis Hot Wing festival tomorrow. It’s going to be on Tiger Lane this year instead of downtown, which means I won’t have to deal with downtown parking. Plus, it’s less than a 5-minute drive from my house. Me going is really just contingent on the weather being kind and my energy being high. *fingers crossed*

I feel like I was extra chatty in this week’s Link-End Round-Up, but I had the energy. Well, here’s the surviving another week and an amazingly great weekend. Cheers!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 20, 2018

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Spring Clean Digital Life

Although it might be hard to tell my the weather on some days; spring is here. If you’re like me, you’ve already started or finished your spring cleaning. However, when you hear “spring cleaning”, most people think of just their home, but that’s just the beginning. This is also the perfect time to spring clean digital life.

Spring Clean Digital Life

In the past, I’ve talked about digital detoxes and how to declutter your digital spaces. This time, I’m going to delve into updating and maintenance for your digital life. Keep reading to see have your digital devices and spaces just as clean as your living spaces.

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Affordable Vintage Tees from Urban Outfitters

One of my favorite things in life is a well-worn, soft vintage tee. I like to think of myself as a comfy tee connoisseur, because I know the feel of a tee that will age nicely. Unfortunately, it can take a long time to wear out a tee from crisp and constructed to soft and worn. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait it out, because there are plenty of affordable vintage tees. Not only are there options, but affordable options.

Affordable Vintage Tees / STAINED COUTURE

I shared some vintage rock tees a couple of years ago, but I found some newer and worthy options to share. Keep reading to see what I spotted when I should’ve been working and checking emails.

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IOTW: Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleanser

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Aveeno Clear Complexion Foam Cleanser.

Aveeno Clear Complexion Foam Cleanser

I’m having a serious case of the Mondays. Although there a a few reason, I believe I know the main reason; I had to wear boots today. It’s the middle of April I to pull pair boots from the back of my closet that I did prepare to see for another 6-7 months. One day it’s 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky. The next, it’s a cloudy 48 with high winds and I’m trying to figure out how many layers should I wear. I know they say dress for the season, but sundresses and sandals in 40 degree weather is not a good idea. Not only has it been difficult to stick to seasonal outfits, but also seasonal skincare regimens.

I already have combination skin, but dealing with combination skin in combination weather is stressful. So, until Mother Nature picks a season, I’ve been looking for products that can deal with my oily skin on warm days and not dry out my skin on cold day. One product that has been amazing to my skin in these trying days is Aveeno Clear Complexion Foam Cleanser.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 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 : April 13, 2018

First of all, it’s Friday the 13th! Therefore, I plan to partake in my usual Friday 13th activity; binge the first 3 installments of Friday the 13th. It’s a tradition at this point.

How as your week? Mine was all over the place. Luckily, work has been going by pretty smoothly now that we finally wrapped up those projects that were running into my weekends. However, I am going to miss those coins on my paycheck from all of the overtime, because I had to buy 2 new tires this week. It was long overdue and something I meant to handle months ago. Thankfully, it was brought to my attention during a oil change and not because I blew out a tire doing 80 on the interstate. #Blessed

So, as for my plans for the weekend? Other than serving at church; my plans are very minimal plans and I’m going to enjoy it. This is the first weekend in months where I don’t have any possible hectic plans and obligations. The weather is suppose kind of cold and cloudy, which means I will be hibernating. Seriously, when is spring going to spring, because I’m over random cold days. This bi-polar weather is playing with my emotions and daily outfit selections.

However, I do need to fall through someone’s nail shop to get a long overdue pedicure. I’ve been neglecting those little piggies for too long and they are starting to share their disdain with me.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 13, 2018

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