LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 15, 2018

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

STAINED COUTURE | Link-End Round-Up June 15, 2018

Hello, Friday! I’m in such a good mood, because today is my last day in the office before I begin my staycation. Although I have a few non-work obligations, I’m not going to be doing much next week. After the week I’ve had, this break is going to be super appreciated and necessary.

On Tuesday, my sister and I took in my neighbors puppy, because they were trying to get rid of him. We took him in hoped to find a new home for him without having to take him to a shelter. I was pretty confident that his cuteness factor and happy demeanor would melt someone’s heart and adopt him. However, I didn’t want to take that chance, because Memphis doesn’t have any no-kill shelters. Thankfully, we were able to find him an amazing new home and he went there yesterday. Not only are my sister and I are thrilled, but our 2 adult, set-in-their ways dogs are, too.

Tomorrow, my dad is having me and my siblings over for a cookout and/or West African feast. We’re Liberian, FYI. I’m assuming it’s a combination celebration for Father’s Day and my nephew’s birthday, which both fall on Sunday. So, after work, I have to try and find a gift for a picky dad and an awesome 6 year-old. Wish me luck.

I will try to post next week, but I can’t make any promises. There are times when I wish I was one of those bloggers that has posts scheduled weeks in advance, but I’m not by preference. More on that on another day and when I’m in another mood. 🙂

Well, I’m off to finish this workday/workweek on a high and productive note. Have a great weekend!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 15, 2018

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Retail Therapy Is Still Effective

This is a very impromptu post, because my morning started off on a bad note. First of all, I woke up in a sweat, because it was super humid in my bedroom. Next, I recently took in my neighbors puppy to find him a new home, which has been adjustment. However, he’s leaving today. Finally, my BF was in ugly mood that I felt he was trying to push over to me. So, I had to push it back, because I can’t deal with that. After grabbing a large cup of iced coffee with 2 shots of espresso on the way to work, I started to feel a little better. However, my mood became a bucket of sunshine when I saw that Shopbop was having a 3 day sale on sale items. Let the retail therapy commence!

STAINED COUTURE | Retail Therapy Day

I picked up a couple of item, which were mainly shoes. My summer shoe game has been mostly flip flops and that needed to change. However, while digging around, I saw some things that I feel like you needed to know about. The sale is 25% off sale items, which means most of this stuff will be gone in a flash. Keep reading to see some of my favorite items from the sale and what items I bought during retail therapy. Warning, some of these items might sell out before you know it. So, hop in them fast, sis!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Stained Couture’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

I’m always get a touch of anxiety every time I have to shop for a man in my life. However, I’m getting better with each shopping excursion aimed toward buying something for them. In case you aren’t aware, Father’s Day is this weekend. So, I have been trying to think of good gift ideas that any father or father figure may enjoy. What I love most about these gift ideas is that we women can enjoy them, too. *insert devilish grin*

Having a hard time picking out Father’s Day gifts, too? Don’t know what to get the guy that helped you with your homework? Don’t know what to get the man that takes the trash out before dropping ya’ll kids off at school? Well, I have few suggestions for you.

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IOTW: Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Cream of Nature Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

ITEM OF THE WEEK | Cream of nature Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

My current hair journey of going lighter lead me to this week Item of the Week, which is Cream of Nature Coconut Milk Treatment oil. After wearing my hair primarily straight for the last month, I decide to try going heatless until my next hair appointment. Mainly, because my next appointment I was bee going drastically lighter. So, I decided to “baby” my hair and avoid heat, regularly deep condition it, and keep hydrated. Unfortunately, when I wear my hair curly, it can be hard to keep in the moisture. The top way to keep moisture in my hair is to seal it with an oil and here we are.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 8, 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: June 8, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, peeps! I have to admit that I had a very rough week getting back to blogging and social media after taking last week off. Actually, I’m a little perplexed, because it wasn’t this difficult in the past. However, this path of uncertainty has caused me to start paying more attention to what makes me happy AND grabs my attention. This may sound very “deep”, but it’s really not. Learning how to pour into people, places, and things that nourish your happiness is something we all need to learn.

When I realize something in my life makes me unhappy, angry, and other negative vibes; I look into changing them ASAP. At first, I try to see if I can “repair” what makes me feel this way about said cause. However, if not, I choose to remove it from my life. No negative vibes, just those good, satisfying vibes only.

Next week is my last week in the office before I take a week off from work. However, it’s my annual staycation when I choose to stay under some AC while attempting to be a tourist in my own city. If you haven’t taken a staycation or spent some days from work just lounging, you should do. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you for the moment of rest.

Although I’m planning to do a staycation in a couple of weeks, the BF brought up us taking a vacation sometime in late August or early September. His birthday is August 24th and mine is September 26, so we’re pondering a date somewhere comfortably in the middle. We aren’t sure where we want to go, but we know we want to be near a beach. Unfortunately, it’s going to still be hurricane season, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Well, here’s to an enjoyable weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 8, 2018

 

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