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LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2019

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2019

How has your February been going so far? Mine has been pretty productive, considering this is just day 4. Still productive none the less.

This month’s Lust-Have list features simple and chic accessories, a pair of statement shoes, and some beauty products that I’m pretty positive that I need. Let’s be honest, there were so many other things that I wanted to add. I’m still trying to be very mindful of things I buy and have a need for them. However, I’m still a work in progress, because I don’t need a pair of red sneakers with animal print trim. Or do I?

So, please keep reading to see what I want to throw my hard earned money at this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2019

  • Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel – I’ve really been into skin exfoliates that don’t include abrasive beads. This new PTR peeling gel sounds promising to help exfoliate my skin. Plus, it also helps to clean out pore. Oh, all this sweet talking is making me blush!
  • Thick Hoop Earrings – My usual hoop of choice are big, thin, complete circle hoops. However, I think a chunkier style is going to be my new go-to for spring and summer. This set of three is perfect.
  • Quay Zeus Sunglasses – I still can’t believe that I don’t own a pair of nude sunglasses. Maybe it was fate holding out for me stumble across these beauts. FYI, the mirrored lenses are gold. Love ’em. Need em!
  • Nike Air Max 97 Red, Black, and Leopard Print – I want a pair of dope red sneakers and these 97 Air Max are doopppeee! The leopard print trim is what did it for me! *Insert all the flame emojis*
  • Kush Lip Glaze – Slathering thick, hydrating creams on my lips before bedtime has been so gratifying to me over the past couple of week. So, I’ve been eyeing MILK Makeup’s cannabis oil infused lip glaze, which is hydrating and conditioning. Sounds like a winner!
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 1, 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: February 01, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday and Welcome, February!

I feel like this is the second or third year when it felt like January wasn’t going to end. Why does January feel like it lasts for 2 months?! I don’t know why, but it does and I’m taking a personal day today. I need a day off to catch up on some personal things while preparing for this month.

The main thing that happened this week was the ending of my 21-day fast off desserts. Initially, I planned to fast off of sugar, but it was too tedious to avoid all sugar. Sugar is in EVERYTHING! However, I did avoid it as much as possible and I’m super glad that I stuck through it. Plus, through all the praying and diligence, I was able to focus on more positive things and goals. I feel super optimistic and a little giddy about all the things to come.

Although it’s been drastically cold, this weekend it’s suppose to be sunny and in the mid 60s. Therefore, this is the perfect pedicure weather and that’s just what I’m doing in the morning. I hope your weekend is going to be as great as the one I’m planning to have.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 1, 2019

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How I Battled Dry Skin This Winter

Like most people, my skin gets more dry in the cold air of winter. Usually, all it takes is a heavier, creamier moisturizer to tackle it. This winter? Oh, my skin was not going for just thicker moisturizers to make my skin look soft and hydrated. I had to try out more specific products and techniques for my dry skin this winter.

How I Battled Dry Skin This Winter | STAINED COUTURE

Although it took me some unexpected time and money, I know what to do next time my skin wants to act bougie when it’s a winter day and a slight draft. SIDENOTE: It hasn’t even been that cold compared to other years, but my skin wanted to flake up on a balmy 45 degree day. *insert eyeroll* Keep reading to see what products I loved to use to help me beat dry skin this winter.

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IOTW: Cowrie Shell Necklace

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace | STAINED COUTURE

I’ve been wanting to add more fun and unique jewelry to my life. I still love and want all the clean and simple minimalist jewelry I can collect. However, it’s nice to throw in unique pieces of jewelry in the mix. However, this cowrie shell necklace been one of my favorite pieces I’ve been wearing. Not to mention, I always get compliments on it. Keep reading for all the info about my new favorite piece of jewelry.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 25, 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: January 25, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Whew…it’s finally Friday! Hope you all had a great week. My week? Whew, chillay! It felt long, but I had more highs than lows, which is a win in my book.

For most of the week, I was feeling “low” for no real reason. Actually, it felt like I was looking for things to justify my mood. In the end, I think the cold and rainy temps got to me, which kind of funny. However, the lack of sunlight/ Vitamin D can effect your mood in a negative way. Thankfully, the sun came back yesterday, as did my energy.

One thing that I a lot of this week, which irked me is the amount of times I at “takeout”. The majority of said purchases were from the restaurant in my office building and Whole Foods, but still. I spent way too much money this week when I could have just made and brought my own food. So, this weekend, I’m going to buy some more healthy office snacks that I can keep in my desk. There were a couple of times when I thought I was hungry, but only needed a bite or two to change my mind. So, snacks might be the way to go instead of full lunch.

Here’s to a relaxing week and a productive next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 25, 2019

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