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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 19, 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 January 19, 2018

This week went by in a flash for me, what about you? Well, mine was a breeze, because snow kept me home for most of the week. When it comes to “working from home”, I love the idea of it, but for the most part, I’m not productive. Actually, I need to create a true work space at home where I can work without distractions. Luckily, I have an extra room, but I just need to find the desire and time to actually figure it out. I’ll probably tackle that in the spring, because this cold weather is not the move to stir up productivity.

Speaking of cold weather; I’m over it. Last Friday, Memphis got hit with our normal snow and ice storm that caused everyone to buy every loaf of bread Kroger and Walmart. Afterwards, we spent the majority of the weekend hibernating in our homes watching TV and apparently eating foods with bread. However, on Monday night, Mother Nature decided to drop some more snow and ice in our life. Unfortunately, Friday snow and ice hadn’t completely melted away and this made road conditions worse. After spending two days at home, cabin fever set in and I was so stoked to finally be able to come back to work yesterday.

Luckily, I didn’t have any deadline driven projects to work on this week and spent most of my snow days watching and deleting things off my DVR. Small feats are still feats. However, that me and the city streets are finally thawing out, life can get back to normal. First thing I’m planning to do this weekend is get a blowout on my hair and then go wash my car, because it’s filthy; inside and out.

Have a lovely, warm weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 19, 2018

 

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Lip Tint Pens I Buy In Bulk and Why

When it comes to makeup, I spend the least amount of money on lip products. I probably spend more money on lip moisturizers and balms instead of lip colors. However, there is one lip color product that I buy constantly; lip tint pens.

lip tint pens

Unfortunately, its’ hard to find brands that make them any more. Fortunately, ELF still makes them and I buy them up every time I run across them. Keep reading to find out why lip tint pens are my jam.

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Free People Valentines Not The Romantic Type

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and Free People recently released their new editorial titled “Not The Romantic Type”. The looks include the typical V-Day staples of frilly dresses, flirty intimates, and red. Also, they managed to include some all-natural and cruelty free beauty brands that Free People carries. This Free People Valentines inspired lookbook is giving me all types of V-Day inspo.

Free People Valentines Not The Romantic Type lookbook

Keep reading to see some of my favorite looks from the editorial. WARNING! Please be prepared to see a lot red and super cute stuff.

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Timeless Backpack That I’ve Settled On

When it comes to buying items that I know I will hardly use, but will need, I look timeless looks. When it comes to a backpack, I feel like I need one. Although I would rarely, if ever, carry this bag,  I know having one will come in handy. So, I’ve been trying to decide on a timeless backpack to buy to have when needed.

Timeless backpack

After bookmarking roughly 25 different options, I finally settled on one that I now believe everyone should consider owning. Keep reading to see which one I picked and why.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 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 January 12, 2018

I’m so over this week. This week wasn’t bad or stressful, but it wasn’t very productive. I did a lot of talking and collaborating, but everything fell flat in the end. Not to mention, the weather has been very gloomy and unseasonable warm. Well, up until today, which is 30 degrees colder than yesterday. We even got some slight winter weather, which should be gone by the end of the day. *fingers crossed*

My plans for this weekend are very chill; literally and figuratively. Since the cold weather is back for awhile, I plan to get back into hibernation mode on the weekends. I’m telling you, streaming my life away in my warm bed with thermos of hot coffee or chai tea latte has been my go-to vibe this winter.

Hopefully, next week I will feel and be a little more productive, because it wasn’t popping this week. Still, I hope you all have an awesome weekend and check back next week to see if I get it together.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 12, 2018

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