All posts by Laytee Samida

Sage Smudging Is My New Fave

Recently, on Instagram, I shared a shot of my sage smudge stick one morning. Usually, I would smudge my home every now and then, but mainly after a life event. However, for the past couple of months, I’ve been doing sage smudging every day; usually first thing in the morning. It’s one of my favorite parts of my morning routine; maybe better than coffee.

Sage Smudging | STAINED COUTURE

I think sage sticks and smudging can get such a “hippie” label, but I think that’s unfair. Keep reading to find out the main reason I try to smudge.

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IOTW: Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner

I think I’ve said it here before, but if not, here it is again: I love toners! No matter how many times I’ve tried to act like toners weren’t important or not use them as much, I always go running back. I feel like I’ve tried no less than 100 toners in my lifetime. That’s not an exaggerating.

Not all of them were, but there have been some gems. So much so, I feel like I can tell a good one for me in less than 2 uses. However, within the first use of Mario Badescu’s new Witch Hazel and Rosewater toner, it only took one use. Keep reading about my new favorite toner. Plus, it has rosewater, which is one of my favorite skincare ingredients.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 19, 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: April 19, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Good Friday, friends! Are you going to Easter service? If so, do you have your outfit ready?

As a child, I used to love Easter, because it meant that I would get a new, insanely beautiful dress and large lace socks, and new patent leather shoes. Plus, I can’t forget about the candy and dyeing eggs. Of course, as an adult, I know that Easter is about the rising of Jesus Christ and dying for our sins. Also, as an adult, I really don’t care about getting a new dress for Easter. However, I don’t mind a few Reese’s chocolate covered eggs here and there.

Other than pretty much being at church all weekend, I don’t have any other plans. I would like to spend some time reflecting on my last month, but also preparing for the new journey I’m blindly about to enter. Can’t lie, I’m super scared, but that’s usually an indication that I’m doing something right. We’ll see!

I hope you all have a great weekend and go to church, if that aligns with your religion (of course)!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 19, 2019

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Rehoming Pets When Moving and Other Things

It’s only been a couple of months since I’ve moved, but I’m getting more settled in each day. However, before I could even move, I had to makes some decisions like bedroom numbers, learning about rehoming pets, and no less than pinning hundreds of thousands of sofas on Pinterest.

Rehoming Pets and Other Things to Consider Before Moving | STAINED COUTURE

Of course, with any move, there are some major decisions you have to make before moving. For me, there were 3 main things that I had to decide. I shared these three key factors, so keep reading.

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Makeup for Job Interviews

For the past month, I’ve been actively looking for a new job. Thankfully, I’ve gotten some interest and a few interviews. If you’ve been on job interviews, you know how stressful that entire process can entail. One of the first things that come to your mind when preparing for a job interview is “What am I going to wear?”. However, for women, this can include your makeup for job interviews.

Makeup for Job Interviews | STAINED COUTURE

Well, unless you are applying for a makeup artist at a counter know for bright looks, it’s best to keep it simple. So, this post is dedicated to what makeup you should wear for a job interview and even some makeup you shouldn’t wear.

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