LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 18, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up August 18, 2017

As of tomorrow, it would be 2 weeks since I’ve been sick. Bronchitis is horrible. However, I can happily say that I’m at about 90-95% back to my normal self. Currently, I’m just craving some normalcy back into my life. My work/life balance has been all the way off. I worked from home for a few days these past 2 weeks, which I don’t like doing unless I have to. However, I was too sick and weak to partake in cubicle life.

I still have to get rid of this last bit of cough and get my voice back. After that, ya girl is back! *Sips ginger peppermint green tea*

As usual after I get over being sick, I’m spending this weekend deep cleaning and disinfecting my home. I’m swinging my Target after work to load up on laundry detergent and Lyson cleaners and disinfectant spray. I have piles of laundry that have been waiting for me to get off my “death” bead. Plus, I’m running out of clean clothes.

On Sunday night, I’m going to treat my skin to a spa night. While I was sick, I was sweating so much at the beginning and got dehydrated. Therefore, my skin got very dry and shallow. I plan to deep clean my skin and do some multi-masking. Time to make my skin plump and hydrated again.

Hopefully, between my cleaning frenzy this weekend, my brain and I will become cohesive and start coming up with blogging ideas. There’s hardly been any creative juices flowing in my brain these past couple of weeks, but that’s about to change.

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend keep your fingers crossed that I pop up next week with some new posts. *fingers crossed*

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 18, 2017

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Chunky Chains on Everything for Fall

I’ve spent some of my time mapping out the styles and trends I want to partake in this fall. One thing I couldn’t help but notice is the chunky chains on everything from bags to shoes. Although I don’t have many, I love chunky chains, because they add edge with a little chicness. No matter if you love chunky chains or indifferent, there are plenty of ways for you to embrace this trend for fall.

chunk chains for fall

If you interested in finding some pieces that have chunky chain details, keep reading.

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Styling Products That Saved My Hair This Summer

After spending most of last week battling an acute case of bronchitis, I decided to take a week off from the blog and rest. Although I still have a pesky cough that I will probably have for a couple of weeks, there’s still plenty of summer left. This summer, when it came to my hair, I went very laid back by wearing my hair mostly naturally curly. I didn’t apply much if any heat to  my hair these past couple of months. Therefore, I used this summer to experience with different products, mostly styling products for my curly hair.

summer styling products 2017

From refresher sprays to curling cremes, I tried a lot of styling products for my curly hair. However, there were only a few that I used continuously this summer. Keep reading to see which products had me loving my natural curls this summer.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 4, 2017

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

Link-End Round-Up August 4, 2017

I’m so over this week. I’ve been trying to fight off a summer cold all week, but it caught my sister/roommate. So, I’ve been trying to keep my distance from her. However, a stomach bug did catch me out of nowhere on Wednesday at work. So, I ended up leaving early to work from home. Like I said, I’m over this week.

Work has been a little hectic and some mini projects have popped up. So, I might be cashing in some overtime this weekend since I didn’t have any plans. Plus, who doesn’t love a little extra money on their paycheck? Am I right?!

I’m so glad that it’s Friday! After work, I plan to go home, finally wash my hair this week, and do some laundry. Oh, and I need to clean my makeup brushes and sponges, because I feel like it’s been forever since I deep cleaned them. I love Friday nights at home doing light housework knowing I don’t have to get up in the morning to go to work.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 04, 2017

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Boozy Creamery Ice Cream Makes Adulting Fun

One of the biggest myths ever is that being adult is fun. Well, maybe, it’s not the biggest myth, but it’s up there. As a child, you have visions of staying up as late as you want, eating whatever you want, and finally buying that pony. They never told you about the consequences. Monday morning meetings, weight gain from just smelling donuts, and BILLS are real. However, there are some highlights to being an adult, such as The Boozy Creamery alcoholic ice cream. Yes, it’s a thing and I’m totally here for it.

The Boozy Creamery Ice Cream Mix

This past weekend, I decided that I was going to spend some time embracing this whole adult life and make some alcoholic ice cream with the help of The Boozy Creamery alcoholic ice cream mix. The best thing about this is that you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. Keep reading to see the process and the results.

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