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EMPTIES: August 2021

EMPTIES: August 2021

EMPTIES: August 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Wait. Is this me actually posting my empties from the previous month before the end of the month? Wow. This feels exciting and weird, but here we are. So, in case you missed it, I didn’t post an EMPTIES: Jul2 2021 post, because I didn’t use up any products in July. Actual, I barely used up any products in August.

However, I did empty up a few products that I believe are worthy of sharing and giving a final review. So, keep reading to see if there were any winners in this batch of empties from August.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 3, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 3, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 03, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Are you ready for a 3-day weekend? Well, I am. This has been a chaotic of week of natural disasters, national security, and Covid still showing us it means business. On a personal note, this has been a week full of some unexpected setbacks for me. However, all things that I know I can handle and resolve eventually. The power of having faith is wild, but I’m glad that I have it!

So, needless to say, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It’s going to be my favorite type of weekend – lazy and chill. I have some possible engagements, but nothing that will require me to wearing anything other than leggings and oversized t-shirt.

Now that it’s finally September, it’s now feels appropriate that I can start thinking about Fall. Sorry, but I’m one of those people who can’t even think about anything pumpkin until September comes. I still haven’t had anything pumpkin flavored, yet. However, I think that’s going to change this weekend, because I need to see it the pumpkin cream cold brew still tastes amazing. That was my go-to drink last year and can’t wait to reunited with it.

I hope you have a great weekend! If you can find the time while trying to catch the last vibes of summer, check out these reads in this weeks’ Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: September 3, 2021

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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2021

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Happy September, which I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite month! Not only does September contain the official start of my favorite season, Fall, but it’s also my birthday. I’m excited, because I finally figured out the best gift to give myself myself this year. However, I’m going to share that in an upcoming post -probably tomorrow.

As usual, my September Lust-Have List is basically just a birthday wishlist that I send to my loved ones. Although I’ve never gotten everything on the list, I do get a couple every year. So, keep reading to see what’s on my birthday wishlist/ the September 2021 Lust-Have List.

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2021

  • Small Leather Zip-Top Crossbody – I will always recommend Madewell for quality, timeless, and affordable leather bag. I love the shape of this crossbody – it’s simple but unique. Plus, you can get it monogrammed.
  • Diamond Cartilage Huggie Earring – I’ve been itching to get some piercing , especially a cuffed one. When I do, I’m going to get a gold and diamond cuff like this one from Adina Jewels. That way, I never have to worry about taking it out.
  • Wide Leg Black Floral Pants – Although the calendar says that it’s Fall, the Fall temps don’t usually show up until October. So, having transitional pieces for Summer to Fall are key. These wide leg pants will work for warm and cool weather. Will look fab paired with a white tank and denim jacket.
  • Gloss Bomb Heat Lip Luminizer + Plumper – When I go pick up my free birthday gift from Sephora, I’m buying this Fenty lipgloss that’s also plumps the lips. Plus, the color is universal and I can’t go wrong with a coral lip.
  • Chain Pointed Toe Slide – I need another pair of flat slides for fall. Loving the tweed print and chunky chain detail – the perfect fall mule. Plus, it’s comes in plenty of color options.
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Beauty Favorites Summer 2021

Seriously can’t believe that Summer 2021 is about to wrap. I was planning on having a hot girl summer, but I didn’t realize that the “hot” was in all cap and bold. So, I mostly opted for an “AC on blast in the house” summer and I’m not mad. However, while I was basking under the vents while it blew cold air, I did try and fell in love with some products. Discovering new beauty favorites is one of my favorite pastimes.

Beauty Favorites Summer 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

If you want to see what products I loved hard this summer, keep reading.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 20, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 20, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 20, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends! I seriously can’t believe that it’s been over 2 months since I’ve done a Link-End Round-Up. My mind is blown, but it’s okay.

How was your week? Schools are back in session and open at the moment. As someone without kids, I find it hard comment on things that I feel only parents should comment on, especially regarding the opening of schools and masks mandates. So, I will only say that I hope and pray for all the kids, staff, and parents during this time.

As for me, I think I’m finally getting out of this creative rut that I’ve been in for the past few months. Although I haven’t been posting over here nor on most of my socials, life has been good. I’ve been enjoying life and discovering new things about me – good and bad. Don’t get it twisted, my life isn’t perfect. However, I’m super grateful for the one that I have. *Insert big busom hug*

Part of my journey to creating and writing content is to read other sites, which I  love and the reason I started doing Link-End Round-Ups So, here the reads that really enjoyed this week. Some real gems down here, folks. Read them and have a great weekend!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 20, 2021

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