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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 31, 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: May 31, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends!

Not only is it the last day of the work week, but also the last day of the month. This month has been a rollercoaster for me, but it’s definitely been a learning experience. Personally, I feel like I’ve experienced every emotion, other than grief, this month. However, in hindsight, I feel that this month set me up to experience some really good things. Unfortunately, the not knowing is stressing me out, but it’s part of the process.

So, this weekend is my 20th high school reunion, but I’m not sure how much I’m going to participate. The festivities kick off tonight, but it’s at a club and I don’t do clubs. I’m really trying to urge me to go to picnic tomorrow, but I really don’t want to go. So, I’m going to have to find someone to convince me to go. I’m pretty sure my sister will get me to go.

To be honest, I think I need a day to sit in peace and to myself. It’s one of the things I do to strengthen my mental health. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able get a day off for a few more days.

To end this on a positive note, I hope you all get some rest this weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 31, 2019

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20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago

So, this weekend is my 20 year high school reunion and I’ve been in awe that 20 years has passed by was so fast. When I think about what was going on in my mind 20 years ago, I was probably what my life was going to be like now. If I could go back 20 years to answer some questions for 17 year old me, I would have so much to tell her. However, I believe that I would want her to know that she will be okay.

20 Things I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago | STAINED COUTURE

Therefore, I decide to share 20 things that I wish I knew 20 years, which you can find after the jump.

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3 Beauty Products I’m Trying To Use Up

I love beauty products! One of my favorite hobbies is buying, trying, and experimenting with different products. When I find a way to incorporate a new product into one of my routines; I feel accomplished. However, over the past couple of years, I’ve become more mindful of hoarding so many products. Usually, when I can’t make a product work for my skin, I find a friend or family member that might enjoy them. However, there are some products that I don’t necessarily “hoard”, but just don’t use that much.

3 Beauty Products I'm Trying to Use Up

There are numerous reasons why I’ve been mindful of having too many products without using them. Maybe I do use them, but only use them during certain temperatures. However, the main reason I don’t use them is because they just don’t work as well as I would like. So, I recently started to make an effort to use some of these products up, because my skin doesn’t hate them. They just could’ve been a little better.

Keep reading to see the three latest beauty products I’ve been trying to use up and why. You might’ve seen a couple of them on here before.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 24, 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: May 24, 2019

Hey, Friday! You feel very hot today and I’m not happy about it. However, it’s the beginning of a long weekend and I’m willing to call us even.

I can’t wait to leave work tonight, because I need to hit my leasing office to secure my pool pass. Yes, the pool opens this weekend and I’m sure it’s going to be packed like a can of sardines. However, I plan to be one of those sardines, because the temperatures have been in the high 90s. It’s been miserable and I deserve to float in a pool for a couple hours a day this weekend.

Other than floating in a pool, my plans for this weekend is to avoid being outside at all costs. This means I’m not going to anyone’s BBQ, because it’s this heat is not to be played with this weekend. However, I’m accepting plates if you deliver them.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this long weekend and get some smoked ribs for me. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s edition of Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 24, 2019

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eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

This week has been long and I can’t express how thrilled I am that this is long weekend. Yes, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. For me, it’s going to be a lazy weekend and I will dress as such. This edition of eStylist is definitely lazy, but cute.

eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

I know that most people spend this extended weekend by going out of town or hitting up BBQs. I’m not mad at those options, but I want to be left alone this weekend. This weekend also marks the beginning of Summer, but it’s been feeling like summer all week. Girl, I’m talking about consecutive days in the high 90s, which feels miserable.

Thankfully, the pools in my apartment open this weekend, which gives you an idea of where I plan to be this weekend. Also, I need to break out all my shorts and summer dresses, because it’s that time. We had a light winter, which means we’re probably going to have a sweltering summer. Ugh, I’m going to have to stock up on sunscreen and ingredients to make my fav lemon mint water. Hydration is key!

The look I’m feeling this weekend is throwback to pieces I owned back in the 80s; acid wash. Never saw this coming back, but I think I want to test it out this summer.

eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

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