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EMPTIES: February 2020

EMPTIES – February 2020 – all the products I used up in February 2020


The last few weeks have felt like we are on a snowball ride through hell, but here we are. Hopefully, everyone is taking all the precautions that they can, which can be hard. However, some of us still have to go to work and live the same life we’ve been living for years, but with extra sanitizers. I have to admit, trying to stay afloat on all the information that is constantly churning out has been exhausting. Now, I’m ready to get back to my usual stuff – sharing content.

So, keep reading to see all the products that I used up in February.

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IOTW: Supergoop Sunscreen – Glow Screen

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Supergoop sunscreen – Glow Screen

IOTW: Supergoop Sunscreen Glow Screen | STAINED COUTURE

A couple of weeks, in a sudden wave, some of my fave influencers shared the release of Supergoop’s Glow Screen. I can honestly say that I rarely “run out” to grab a new product, especially due to “influencers”. However, I was influenced hard and ran to Sephora on my lunch break that same day to pick it up. Sidenote: having a Sephora and an Ulta less than a 3 minute drive from my job is becoming too much. Let’s get back to this sunscreen.

As a firm believer in wearing sunscreen daily, I feel like I can never have too many. Yet, I feel like I have too many, but this one is different from the rest. This sunscreen has talent! Keep reading to see what that means.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 13, 2020

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


Happy Friday the 13th! I always chuckle about how Friday the 13th was a “scary” day as a child. Now, as an adult, it’s an excuse to stay in on a Friday night to watch horror movies with wine. Definitely one of my favorite things about being an adult.

So, a lot has happened since the last Link-End Round-Up. However, the only thing everyone is talking about – justifiably so – is the coronavirus. At times, I’m nervous, because it’s still so new and no time frame as to when this will be controlled. However, I feel okay and optimistic knowing that this is just a different strain of the flu. I’ve h ad the flu before and got through it without having to be prescribed anything. Rest, fluids, som OTC meds, and isolation did the trick for that flu and this one.

I will say, the fact that this has happened during regular flu season and allergy season has made me a little paranoid. Not sure if my itchy throat is due to the allergies or a pandemic global virus is crazy. I’m just hoping it’s not the latter.

Plans for this weekend should mainly be self-isolation, if possible. However, ya girl has a nail appointment tomorrow afternoon, but that’s it. As much as I would like to partake in some retail therapy, I think it’s best to avoid interacting with people, as much as possible.

Staying in, too? Well, here are some articles that you may enjoy. There’s only one about the coronavirus, but it’s nothing too depressing – really informative. Happy weekend, ya’ll.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 13, 2020

  • Need to know how to clean your filthy phone? Her you go – The Everygirl
  • Would you spend $500 on a flat iron? No? Well, Dyson might make you consider it. – The Cut
  • I love trying new margarita recipes. This spicy mint margarita is my next recipe to tackle – Liquor
  • Working from home and not sure how to stay productive? Here are some suggestions – The Stripe
  • All the info about how you can start making extra money by buying domain namesGoDaddy Blog
  • How long does the Coronavirus stay on different surfaces? Here are the early estimates – Refinery 29
  • What questions to ask your crush. Their answers could make or break your interest in them – Cosmopolitan
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Add a Muscle Cream to Your Nightly Routine ASAP

Currently, I don’t have a job where I spend 8 hours a day sitting in front of a computer. Before the job that I have now, I spent almost 8 years having to sit in front of 2 computer monitors all day. Now, my jobs call for me to have to stand, walk, and climb stairs occasionally, which my health appreciates. Unfortunately, that also means that have more nights when my body, especially legs, feel tired and sore. Enter a nighttime routine that now involves muscle creams and things. Yep, I’m that old, folks.

Muscle Creams in Nightly Routine | STAINED COUTURE

Yes, on most nights after a long day at work or when I remember that I have a gym membership, I will break out a muscle cream. Well, it’s not always a cream, because I do have a couple of solid and liquid options.

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