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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 17, 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: August 17, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! This week was kind of blah this week. I feel like my emotions have been all over the place; highs and lows. For instance, I got my nails done on Wednesday, which was a self-care high. One low included apartment searching in a time when apartment rates increase, because college students returning for instance. Now I see why mom use to hate moving. All in all, nothing majorly bad has happened to me personally. Mainly, just being an adult stuff is making me anxious and stressed.

My mind has been all over the place that I even started slacking in my nighttime routine. So, this week, I started back to my nightly routine, hydrating sheet mask, and even started dabbling in mediation again. It’s been helping tone down my anxiety a little. Not to mention, a soothing sheet mask after a long day is so appreciated.

I think I’m going to spend this weekend doing some deep cleaning and maybe even some light packing. Even though I probably won’t be moving for a couple of more months, it’s never too late to decide what I’m dragging with me.

Hope you all have a great weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 17, 2018

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IN MY BAG: Summer 2018

Summer isn’t over, yet. We still have another month or so before we can officially welcome fall. However, now that the weather is trying to cool down and kids are back in school, it might as well be fall. I’m not going to miss much about summer, because it was hot and stressful. However, one thing I will miss is the bag I carried for most of the summer, which is also my favorite thing I bought recently. Although it wasn’t big, you wouldn’t believe all things that I would have in my bag at any given time.

IN MY BAG: Summer 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

The bag I carried most of the summer is round straw bag by Hat Attack. When I saw it online, I thought it was white with silver detail. However, it’s actually a really light gray with silver straw. I love it and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it. However, keep reading for all the details on what’s been lurking in my bag all summer.

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Creating an Extra AF Shower Routine

I love taking a nice, perfectly warm shower, no matter the time of day. In the morning, I  use my shower time to refresh and clear my mind for the upcoming day. However, when I take a shower at night, I use it rest my mind and body and to help me slip into slumber easier. For most people, taking a shower is just a daily routine to clean their body. However, for me, I use my shower routine to elevate and transform a daily activity to an extra AF experience.

Creating An Extra AF Shower Routine | STAINED COUTURE

Wonder how an ordinary, usually simple woman makes a daily hygiene task slightly over the top? Keep reading to find out how.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 10, 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: August 10, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Another week has commence and I couldn’t be happier. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t have a horrible week. Actually, it was pretty smooth, but I’m just glad to make it to the weekend.

Like I mentioned in the August 2018 Lust-Have List, I tend to use August to rest and prepare for the rest of the year. So, I’ve been paying extra attention to goals I want to reach and tasks I have to tackle before year’s end. For me, I don’t mind change and growth, but it just takse me a minute to get into beast mode and take it head on. The main reason is because I over analyze when it comes to big things. I like to create and nail down a plan first, but I have a hard actually creating the plan.

When I was child, teen, and even during college, I was able to get things successfully done at the last minute. Not only was able to get them done, but without any pressure. Unfortunately, I’m no longer able to do that, because now I occasionally get anxiety and self-doubt. Although I rarely get them, when I do – UGH!

Well, let me get off that road and get back to what I was initially talking about. I have been absorbing so many topics that have been swimming around my mind, which tends to be mapped out in my weekly Link-End Round-Up. After looking at the below articles that I decided to share, you can get a glimpse into what’s currently on my mind.

Here’s to a good weekend to prepare us for an amazing next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 10, 2018

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