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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 24, 2020

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 24, 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

Hey, ya’ll! I’m so ready for all the chill weekend vibes. Although this was a short week for me, it feels like it lasted forever. I was off on Monday and then took Wednesday off, but I was busy both of those days. So, maybe that explains why it feels like it wouldn’t end. Actually, now that I think about it, it feels like it’s been January for a couple of months. I mean, does it feel like Christmas Eve was a month ago today? Yeah, you just looked at the date, didn’t you? 😉

One thing I did accomplish this week was dedicated myself to going to the gym 2-3 times a week. I briefly went on Monday to talk with a trainer and then I went on Wednesday for a class. Ya’ll. That class almost took me out, because I was moving muscles that my body forgot I had. In the end, I survived, but felt exhausted. Since I signed up at the last minute, I wasn’t completely prepared for the class. I was supposed to go to one this morning, but second day soreness kicked in this morning and I could barely move. However, I plan to go back in the morning – small steps.

Other than the gym in the morning, I’m having a low-key weekend. What the weather looks like will determine what I do. So, we’ll see. In the meantime, please check out some of my favorite articles that I read this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 24, 2020

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New Work Bag: Current Contenders

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying 2 days to work – my everyday shoulder bag and a canvas tote from a blogger event. My purse carries my daily necessities, which includes keys, phone, wallet and makeup bag – to name a few. The tote catches everything else, such as planner, umbrella(if needed), and lunch. However, I’ve come to the realization that this doesn’t have to be my norm. I can totally find a new work bag that can carry the contents of both bags.

NEW WORK BAG | STAINED COUTURE

Not to mention, I’m really into moments when I have a justifiable reason to shop for new purse. So, if you’re looking for a new roomy purse for work or every day, keep reading to see my picks.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 17, 2020

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 17, 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s Friday and the last day before a three-day weekend. This weekend unnecessarily long, but it’s been okay. I just finished my first whole week of my annual fast, which means no coffee, no meat, and no dairy. Last week, I was craving coffee like crazy, but I got over it by the beginning of this week. However, this week, the meat cravings kicked in hard. I’ve wanted everything from hot wings to BBQ and it’s been rough. The other day, I stopped by whole foods and picked up a few planted-based meat alternatives. I’m trying not to eat that much “fake meat”, but these will come in handy when the cravings hit.

I’m so excited for this long weekend, because my last company didn’t take MLK day off and I was there for 8 years. So, I’m planning to use this time to focus on some self-care. One of the things that I wanted to do this year in the name of self-care is to get monthly facials. So, I have a facial scheduled for tomorrow and I might try to squeeze in a pedicure, because my feet look horrible.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Take some time out to take care of yourself and help others – be nice to everyone you meet. Also, I hope you enjoy the articles I enjoyed in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 17, 2020

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Brighter Under Eyes Trick

We all have days when we look like we didn’t get quite enough sleep. Unfortunately, there are times when we do get enough sleep, but don’t look like it. One of the main culprits that makes us look this way is our under eye area. Dark under eyes can make us look tired and even, dare I say, older. Thankfully, there are a few makeup products that can help us and our eyes look brighter and more awake. Personally, I have 2 go-to tricks to get brighter under eyes and they have yet to let me down.

Tip For Brighter Under Eyes | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to see the 2 products that you should keep in your makeup collection for those days when you need to look like you’re awake and alert.

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