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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 2, 2019

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 2, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

First Friday of August!

Last month, I was all about trying to get my life on track. For August, I want to focus on time management – I’ve been failing at it these past few weeks. I’ve been trying to accustom to my new schedule and juggling all of my responsibilities. This is the reason that I haven’t been posting as consistently as I’m accustomed to doing.

Trying to juggle managing a blog, freelance jobs, and a full-time job can be tedious. However, once I figure out a schedule, I’ll be okay – I’ve done it before.

My focus for this month is time management, but my focus for this weekend is peace. I’ve had a stressful week that started with me paying around $700 to replace my radiator, because my A/C went out in my car last week. Plot twist: my A/C still doesn’t work and now I need to replace my A/C compressor or something or another that’s going to cost me almost $1000. Ha.

That’s a dilemma that me in 2 weeks will have to ponder paying to get done. Now that I’ve found a good waterproof makeup routine and don’t spend much time in my car, I might be able to hold this off for awhile. We’ll see.

This weekend, I want to the less stuff, as possible. I’m thinking binging this season of Big Brother while eating snacks – everything I was supposed to do last weekend instead of buying a new radiator.

Let’s hope we all have a chill and stress-free weekend. Please enjoy the links in the week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 2, 2019

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LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Lust-Have List, features items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

How was your July? Mine was exhausting, amazing, stressful, and fulfilling – to name a few. However, like I mentioned last month, it was definitely the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I’m still excited about my future.

It’s hard to believe that it’s August, which means it will be Christmas in a few weeks. Well, it will feel like it, because the rest of the year zooms by once August hits. Crazy.

Although the fall weather doesn’t tend to show up until September, that doesn’t mean that I’m not eyeing some cute style inspo or fall. However, it will be a while before I buy anything. So, you will notice that there are a coupe of fall-friendly pieces I’m wanting in this month’s Lust-Have List. If you’ve read this far, share with me something you’re hoping to buy this month in the comment.

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019

  • Small Twisted Gold Hoop Earrings – I have 2 holes in my ears, but I’ve been trying to keep them close to get them replaced in a different spot. Once I do, I want to put in a small gold hoop earrings likes these twisted ones from Mejuri.
  • Faux Snake Skin Ankle Strap Sandals – I’m so annoyed that I don’t have a cute pair of faux snake skin sandals and these Vince Camuto ones are perfect.
  • Small Box Satchel – I still love small bags, but I’ve been wanting a small boxy one. It would be nice if I could find one similar to this by Yuzefi – just cheaper.
  • Overnight Facial Peel – Ever since Target announced their newest skincare brand, Versed, I’ve been wanting to try it out. Currently at the top of my must-try list is the overnight peel, because I love skincare products that work overnight.
  • Crop Plus Size Plaid Trousers – Last fall, I found a pair of cropped wide leg plaid pants that I love and got plenty of compliments. This year, I want another pair, but straight leg or fitted. I spotted these on Just Fab and I think these are the one.
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Sweat-Proof Makeup Routine

This weather has been unbearable, but it has allowed me to discover that sweat-proof makeup exists. Yes – it’s true!

Sweat-Proof Makeup for Hot Weather | STAINED COUTURE

For most of makeup buying life, I didn’t think that sweat-proof makeup existed. I assumed that the only way to make sure that your makeup didn’t shift in and off was with face primers. Now, I don’t even have to wear face primer AT ALL.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 26, 2019

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 26, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Hey, ya’ll! Hope you week was lot more relaxed and chilled than mine. Pretty much everyday after work this week, I had something to do. There had car maintenance appointments, book club meetings, and errands to run – to name a few.

So, I’m really looking forward to this weekend, my sister and I plan to binge this season of Big Brother. It’s our show and this is the first season that we haven’t watched and followed. The main reason is because we don’t live together anymore. However, we both have been busy with work and she has a 10 month old. I hope this season is good. *fingers crossed*

The heat wave we’ve been experiencing for the last few weeks has finally relaxed. So, I’m looking forward to not waking up to 90 degree weather at 5 am. I might even start going for morning walks again – maybe.

I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up. Finally, I hope I can refocus on creating more blog content, because I’m starting to annoy myself.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 26, 2019

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IOTW: Violet Voss Glitter Eye Topper

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Violet Voss Glitter Eye Topper

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Violet Voss Glitter Eye Topper | STAINED COUTURE

Personally, I feel there is an expiration date on some makeup for certain ages. Ever since I turned 30, only beauty trend I fell back on was glitter – glitter makeup. A little shimmer here and there, but glittery glitter? Nope. Don’t get me wrong- I love glitter. After years of being hesitant about wearing any type of glittery makeup, I recently found an option – Violet Voss Glitter Eye Topper.

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