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IOTW: Bare Minerals bareSkin Concealer

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: bareSkin Concealer

ITEM OF THE WEEK: bareSkin Concealer

When it comes to finding a concealer for my skin, it can be kind of tricky. Sure, I’ve been able to find and fawn over countless under eye concealers. Unfortunately, finding a concealer to help cover my hyperpigmentation and other skin blemishes has been a little tedious. I either can find a concealer that has great pigmentation, but makes my skin looks dry. Also, I’ve found concealers that look great on my skin, but it doesn’t last or the pigmentation was trash.

However, I believe that I’ve met the concealer that meets my needs and dreams. Keep reading to find out all the reasons that Bare Mineral bareSkin concealer is the latest addition to my make-up routine.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 12, 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: April 12, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! It is Friday, right?! I’ve barely had a concept of time this week, let alone what’s today. As I’m writing this, it’s 5:30 am and my stomach is growling as loud as the dragons on the episode of The Game of Thrones that’s playing in the background.

Oh, yes, Game of Thrones come back this Sunday and I legit can’t wait! We’ve been waiting for this for almost 2 years and it’s the final season?! Whew, this is going to be good. So, please note that my phone will be off on Sunday evening and I will be laying in bed drinking wine to watch the House of Lannister hopefully burn into flames.

Now, pardon me as I finish watching last season of GOT before hopping in the shower. The weather is supposed to be beautiful today and my sister and I plan to finally take my nephew to the zoo. Actually, he’s only 6 months old, which means this is more for us than him. Still, it should be a good day.

I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 12, 2019

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ICE ROLLER: The Beauty Tool I Didn’t Know I Needed

I’m totally one of those people that sees something oddly cool on social media and immediately adds to their Amazon cart. However, I think I only end up buying about 3.4% of those items. One of those products that made it to the finish line of my mailbox is an ice roller. What is an “ice roller”, you might be wondering. Truthfully, if I hadn’t seen someone use it, I would’ve thought the same thing.

ICED ROLLER: My new Best Friend | STAINED COUTURE

However, I’ve been using this oddly weird looking device for months now and it’s time to share. Keep reading to see all the ways that I’ve fallen in love with an ice roller and why you might need one, too.

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IOTW: Essie Gel-Setter Topcoat

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Essie Gel-Setter Top Coat

IOTW-Essie-gel-setter-top-coat-stained-coutureAfter getting acrylics on my nails, despite me knowing my nails hate it, I’ve had to take a break. My cuticle go dry and cracked and my nails became paper thin. So. I’ve had to take a break from my monthly gel manicures to help my nails heal and get stronger. Other than using the right products for healthy nails, it’s best to leave the nails alone to help them heal.

So, I’ve opted to give myself at-homie manicures to help my nails get stronger, as well as my wallet. While looking for products to help my basic manicures looks salon quality, I stumbled across one of the best topcoats I’ve ever used. Keep reading to see the best nail product I’ve recently bought and for under $10.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 5, 2019

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

Happy Friday and first Link-End Round-Up of April 2019!

How has your first week of April been going? For me and most of the people I know, it didn’t start off on a good note with the sad killing of rapper/activist Nipsey Hussle. It was tragedy and left a lot of people with an unsettling feeling. Even I, who occasionally listened to his music, felt off for a few days. He had reached a point in his life in which he was becoming more than a rapper. He was become voice for a generation and people. In his short 33 years on earth, he has created a legacy that I know is going to keep on. I know it.

For the majority of the week, my productivity was coming in short waves. Now that I’m working for myself, I’m still trying to figure out and design my ideal work week schedule. I would like to designate certain days to do certain things, because I like consistency. Hopefully, my days will take more form over the next week or so.

I hope you all have a good and relaxing weekend Also, don’t forget to prep on Sunday to have a productive week. Trust me, I’m saying this myself, too. I hope you enjoy the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 5, 2019

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