All posts by Laytee Samida

IOTW: Hydrating Eye Cream from IT Cosmetics

This edition of Stained Couture’s weekly series, ITEM OF THE WEEK, features a hydrating eye cream from IT Cosmetics called Confidence in an Eye Cream

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Hydrating Eye Cream from IT Cosmetics | STAINED COUTURE

My mission to find and fall madly in love with an eye cream has been a roller coaster ride. There have been some good ones over the years. However, most have left me with lackluster results. A couple of months ago, I found a good daytime eye cream. The only thing I needed to find was good nighttime eye cream, which I eventually found in IT Cosmetics’ Confidence in an Eye Cream. Keep reading to see why I love this eye cream for night AND day.

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Acne Spot Treatments That Work For Me

At this point in my life, I’ve been battling acne for decades. Yes – DECADES! At times, I feel like I’ve tried every acne product, treatment, and system out there. Okay, not all of them, but A LOT of them. Thankfully, in my later years, I’ve won the battle of the acne that plagued me most of my teens and twenties. Don’t get it twisted, I still get acne – just not as much. Aside from learning that certain foods cause flare up and having an acne skincare regimen on deck, I’ve also learned about the blessing of acne spot treatments.

Favorite Acne Spot Treatments | STAINED COUTURE

Acne spot treatments are great to use when you only have one or two little bumps to get rid of ASAP. However, like most acne products, all spot treatments aren’t the same. Depending on the pimple determines which treatment to use. This wasn’t something I realized and learned until a couple of years ago. Keep reading to see my holy grail acne spot treatments and when I use them.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2019

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Lust-Have List, features items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Hey, December! Ya’ll? Can you believe that 2019 is almost over, as well as the decade?! I’m shook.

My lust-have list for December is usually a Christmas wishlist. However, I’ve been telling everyone that I don’t really want anything for Christmas, because I feel content. It’s a good feeling to feel like you have everything you need, even if you don’t. Still, I was able to find a few things that caught my eye and I may send to couple of people as gift options. *insert devilish grin*

LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2019

  • Bluetooth Earmuffs – For the past couple of years, I’ve been wanting a new pair of earmuffs that don’t look like huge balls of fur on the side of my  head. These earmuffs from Pottery Barn look simply perfect and they also have bluetooth and microphone. So, you can look warm and be discreetly connected.
  • Faux Leather Plus-size Biker Jacket – I’ve been craving a simple and affordable biker jacket. Although I would prefer a real leather biker jacket, this ASOS one looks pretty good for a fake leather one.
  • Fresh Life Body Oil – I’m addicted to body oil, especially in the winter and I prefer to have a few options. I had a whiff of Fresh Beauty’s Life Body Oil recently and I can’t stop thinking about it. It has a light, but fragrant scent that I must have in my life.
  • Nail Art Brush Set – As a hobby, I recently started to do my own nail art in between my nail appointments. Not only does it help to relax me, but it’s been helping my nails stay strong and grow. Since this is just a hobby, this set of nail art brushes is the bare minimum I need and they cost less than $6.
  • Faux Fur Lace-Up Boots – While doing some Black Friday shopping, I spotted these furry lace-up boots at Target and it was love at first sight. They look so good in person – in black and brown. Initially, I wanted the black ones, but the brown ones spoke louder to me. Not buying these boots is my only regret of the weekend. However, I’m hoping to catch them on sale, before the month ends.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 22, 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: November 22, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been an emotional wreck – full of optimism, and drenched in anxiety. Needless to say, I’ve been all over the place. However, it’s the only way that I can describe 2019 as a whole and it’s been a wild year.

I’ve been so behind these past few months, but I’m ready to get it together. Tomorrow, I plan to plant myself in a local coffee shop and nail down the rest of my posts for the month. Also, *giddy clapping* I have a nail appointment on Sunday, which I’ve looking forward to weeks. I’ve been trying my best to take care of my nails leading up to my appointment.

I love when I get my nails done! Getting a gel manicure with unique designs is my favorite guilty pleasure, despite my wallet hating it. However, it’s so worth it to me, because it makes me feel so good.

Ya’ll. Thanksgiving is next week. That’s so wild, because the rest of this year is about to breeze by. I’m not sure if I’m completely ready for the holidays, but I don’t have a choice at this point. Thankfully, I have a short work week next week, which will probably help me get ready.

Here’s to a great and relaxing weekend, before a hectic ride toward the end of the year.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 15, 2019

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