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IOTW: Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask | STAINED COUTURE

In last week’s IOTW, I shared an overnight mask that helped us wake up with soft and dewy skin. This week, it’s all about one my favorite sheet masks. Personally, I feel like you can never have too many sheet masks. For the most part, most sheet masks cost less than a cup of coffee, which makes them easy to buy in bulk. Every time I pass a colorful display full of various sheets masks, I buy at least 3. I’m not a real stickler on the brands, because I mainly slap them on my face as minute moment of self-care while watching horrible reality TV and drinking wine. However, there is one sheet mask that I have to buy or order whenever I can, which is Dr. Jart’s Pore Minimalist sheet mask.

When it comes to skincare, if a product claims to help minimize the appearance of pores – I will probably buy it. That is how I first decided to buy this mask, because it  stated it was “ideal for” pimples and large pores. Basically, it was ideal for all the things I dislike about my skin. Not only did it help to instant minimize the appearance of my large pore, but helped to clean out excess oil and other pore-clogging yuckiness.

This sheet masks are great to use before doing your makeup for an event or when you know you will be taking pictures. Yes, this sheet is selfie-approved, because your skin will look extra flawless. Of course, these won’t make your pores smaller forever. However, if you use them one or twice a week, you might notice a change in the elasticity of your skin. Tighter and smoother skin? Yes, please and thank you.

These masks are available at Sephora, Sephora.com, and Dr. Jart’s website.

Have you tried this Pore Minimalist sheet mask from Dr. Jart? Thoughts?

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 12, 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: October 12, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week, I had another week that felt long. I’m starting to wonder if this is due to fall and the temperature starting to dip.

Speaking of temperatures dropping, I plan to spend part of my weekend getting my closet fall-ready. This involves me taking my denim jackets to the dry cleaner, moving my warmer clothes to the front of my closet, and moving my lightweight stuff to the back. I’ve been putting this on the back burner for weeks, because we were still having days in the 90s just this week. However, the forecast is showing no days over over 75 for the next week or so. Therefore, it’s time to get in fall formation, ladies.

Thankfully, work hasn’t felt overwhelming this week, which was great. One thing that I’ve been doing at work, which has helped my work days go by faster, is watching horror movies on Netflix while working. Sounds weird, but helped me worked better while not getting super scared while watching them. So, I’m planning to watch all the horror movies I can at work all month.

I hope you all have a chill and relaxing weekend. If you need something to do this weekend, it’s a great time to go to the pumpkin patch.

P.S. – Pray for those on the east coast dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms this weekend. Stay safe!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 12, 2018

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PREJUVENATION – Skincare tips for your 20s

I like to say I don’t have many regrets in life, but I do have a few. One thing I regret is not taking better care of my skin before my late 20s. When I was in college and up until my late 20s, I was more into makeup and giving the illusion that I have decent skin. However, under those layers of unmatched layers of foundation and too bright blush, there was large pores, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, I didn’t wait too late to learn about proper skincare and skin rejuvenation. However, I can’t help but too feel a little annoyed that if I just learned more about “prejuvenation” in my 20s then I wouldn’t be all rejuvenation in my 30s.

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The best thing I can do now, is share some ways for some of you still in your 20s to properly take of your skin now.

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IOTW: What a Melon Overnight Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Bliss What A Melon Overnight Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: What A Melon Overnight Mask | STAINED COUTURE

I’ve always been a fan of products that work while I sleep, such as overnight masks. One overnight mask that I love is Bliss What a Melon Overnight Mask, because it’s easy and effective. However, there a few other reason why I love it and it’s my Item of the Week.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 5, 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: October 5, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Although it feels like Friday sneaked up on me, I feel like this week lasted forever. Days are longer in the summer and it’s fall, but these past couple of weeks have felt like almost a month. Now that I think about it, a lot changes are beginning to happen in my life. My nephew/ new “roomie” came 2 weeks ago today, which means I’ve been beefing up my plans to find a new place to move. I haven’t lived on my own in few years, but I’m so looking forward to it!

On the work front, a member of my work team is leaving and moving back home to Georgia. Thankfully, our our team is running pretty smoothly now and won’t need to hire a new replacement at the moment. So, her responsibilities are being shifted to another team member and myself. So, on Monday, there will be some training to get everything and everybody on a plan.

Another thing that the arrival of my nephew brought for me is more time. Since my sister used to work 12 hour shifts, I would take her to work after I got off work and pick her up in the morning before I went to work. I only did this 3-4 time a week, but now I don’t have to do that ever again. Now, I have all this extra time to sleep in the morning and also expand the steps in my nightly skincare routine. However, I’m thinking about looking for a seasonal job to help with moving expenses and to plump up my a couple of my savings accounts.

This weekend, I want to do absolutely nothing. Shoot, I might even put my phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’, because I need a mental break. Check back on Monday to see if that happened…or not.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 5, 2018

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