All posts by Laytee Samida

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wants

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the big sales that people wait for all year. Actually, I bought my first Michael Kors oversized watch from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Well, the sale is being opened tomorrow to the public after being only exclusive to Nordstrom card carriers for the past week.

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wants

During my breakfast this morning, I took a look at the items that are left. Luckily, there are still some good stuff still available at great prices. So, here are must-have items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Keep reading to see my picks.

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WORTH KNOWING: Brandless

Currently, I’m in the phase in my life of wanting to spend less money and only live the simplest of necessities. It’s enlightening to find ways and things to help me work toward this lifestyle desire. There’s a new website that will help me work today this change; Brandless.

brandless

Brandless is a new website that carries a selection of everyday products. including food and home goods for $3. Yep, just $3. Intrigued? Well, keep reading to find out more about this Brandless brand.

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Current Foundations in Rotation

For the past few months, I’ve been very diligent about not spending money on makeup, because I have enough. Even after I ran out of my holy grail, kind pricey MUFE foundation, I resisted the urge to replenish my stash. Instead, I pulled out all of my foundation and wore those instead. Thankfully, the current foundations I’ve been using are staple ones.

current foundations in rotation summer 2017

I’ve been saving money and space with these foundations, which is great. Keep reading to see the current foundations I have in rotation.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 14, 2017

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up July 14, 2017

The Link-End Round-Up is back! I can’t front, it’s been a little hard to get back into my blogging groove after taking last week off. However, once I got back to it, ideas for content slowly started to invade my mind. I even cracked open my laptop when I got home from work one day, which is something I rarely do. FYI, I do most of my blogging at work or at a coffee shop on Saturday morning.

Currently, my home is not a motivating place for me. I think it’s because I have so many reminders of projects I want to do. So, those awaiting projects leave no room to think of new and fresh ideas. I guess I need to start working on some of those projects this weekend. Since the weather is going to be unbearable, I will probably use this time to work on some of them in the comforts of AC.

The first thing I need to do is sort and sell stuff in my spare bedroom. I’ve been wanting to experiment with some of this selling apps and Facebook reseller groups that let you sell stuff locally. I know a few people who use them and have share how great they are. I’m used to selling things online, via eBay and online stores, but never locally. So, I hope I can get the hang of it to make a little cash and get rid of some clutter.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend. Drink plenty of water, don’t be stagnant for too long, and live life a little more. See you next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: July 14, 2017

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Sunscreen for Brown Skin Without Looking Ashy

I have to admit that it’s very upsetting that some of my fellow women of color still don’t use sunscreen. Although skin cancer is more prevalent in Caucasians, the sun is unbiased when it comes to damaging skin. Sunscreen for brown skin is very important.

sunscreen for brown skin

For the most part, most people of color either think they don’t need sunscreen, which is untrue. Then there are those who don’t wear sunscreen, because it created a white hue that makes them look “ashy”, which is never cute. Luckily, this is no longer an issue. There are sunscreens on the market that protect you from the sun with a the white residue. I have round up some sunscreen options that will work for brown skin tones.

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