All posts by Laytee Samida

Fall Beauty Wishlist 2018

Although it’s still a little hotter than I would like, I can still feel fall rapidly approaching. Also, all my friends and co-workers with kids sent their little ones back to school this week. So, that’s also a clear indication that fall is coming. Since I’m still not aware of what I what I want to wear this fall, I’ve decided to start with my fall beauty wishlist 2018. In the summer, I’m more into skincare products instead of makeup due to the humidity. However, in the fall, I can start dabbling in more makeup without worrying it will slide down my face before I get to work.

Fall Beauty Wishlist | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to see what products I want to try this fall and why.

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Nightly Skincare Routine for My Feet

For the most part, I’m a very simple girl with very simple routines. Actually, I feel I thrive when I keep things simple. However, I do find myself being “extra” like Guacamole. One thing that I do that might seem a little excessive to most is my nightly skincare routine for my feet. Our feet hold us up and keep us grounded. I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot to hold up or down. So, if anything, I look at this routine as a act of gratitude to my feet. Yeah, that sounds extra.

Nightly Skincare Routine for My Feet | STAINED COUTURE

However, with the right attention to your feet, you can keep your feet looking sandal-ready. Also, taking care of your feet can prolong a bomb pedicure, FYI. Looking to reward your feet or just add some extraness to your daily beauty, keep reading.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 3, 2018

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

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 03, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

So, it only took me three days, but I’ve finally come to terms that it’s really August already. Now, it’s time to get prepared for Fall. I have so many cute things I want to try and wear and products I want to try. I finally figured what hair products my new hair loves and surprisingly it’s the same products I used when I went natural well over 10 years.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting. FYI, intermittent fasting is not eating for a most of the day and eating only during a certain amount of time. For example, fasting from 7pm – 11am and then eating only from 11am-7pm. I decided to try it once I actually thought that I don’t move enough throughout the day to earn 3 meals a day. Sitting in front of a computer for 7-8 hours a day will not burn breakfast and lunch. I do get up a few times a day to go to the bathroom and refresh my large cup of ice water, but still doesn’t add up.

Like I said, I’ve only been experimenting with this fast. In the morning on my way to work, I stop by Whole Foods hot bar and get some scrambled eggs, a couple slices of bacon, and breakfast potatoes or biscuit with gravy. It sounds like a big breakfast, which it is. However, it’s filling and ties me over throughout the day until I get home from work around 5. When I get home, I eat my second and final meal of the day, which is a only protein and vegetables. No carbs or sugar. Every since I started intermittent fasting, I don’t feel bloated, I feel lighter, and I don’t crave sweets. The latter alone is a reason to keep trying this out. It’s been a very interesting learning session and I think I’m going to keep at for awhile.

This weekend, I want to start cleaning out my closet by starting to transition summer options to fall options. Also, take this time to get rid of things I don’t imagine wearing again by tossing it or donating. Here’s to a great weekend and see ya’ next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 3, 2018

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Applying Face Masks – I’ve Been Doing It Wrong

Have you ever tried something different after doing it one for years? Maybe even decades? Then after trying the new way of doing it, you realize that  you’ve pretty much being doing it wrong the whole time. All that time you thought you were excelling at that aspect of life only to realize you were half-stepping. Well, that’s how I felt when I started applying face masks with face brushes and skin spatulas.

Applying Face Masks with Brushes | STAINED COUTURE

When getting professional facial or skin treatment, it’s common for the aesthetician to apply all their fancy creams and concoctions with different applicators. However, I never thought to do the same at home. Instead, I’ve been using my God-given fingers to dig out masks and slather them on my face like an animal. However, since I’ve started to use face brushes to apply my face masks, I can’t picture myself ever going back.

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