All posts by Laytee Samida

5 Things To Help You Love Your Job

I’ve been gratefully employed for over 10 years and I’ve been at my current job for 7 years, this May. However, there are have been plenty of moments when I’ve felt discouraged, sad, and overwhelmed with my job. Actually, there have been days when I’ve felt all those emotions before lunch. Thankfully, over the years, I’ve found and embraced different ways to have helped me cope with my job and can help you love your job.

Tips On How To Love Your Job

If you feel that you are at the end of your ropes at your job, keep reading to see some easy ways to help you enjoy your job a little more.

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Cute Galentine’s Day Gifts for Your BFFs

Happy Galentine’s Day, Ladies! Yes, February 13th, is Galentine’s Day. In case you aren’t aware, Galentine’s Day is a day to love and celebrate your friendships with your girlfriends/BFFs. Sisters before misters, right?! Well, maybe not, but Galentine’s Day is all about you and your girls.  The times when I’ve celebrated Galentine’s day, we met up for brunch or drinks after work and a mini gift exchange. A good Galentine’s Day gift is usually under $10, but always useful. So, I’ve rounded up my favorite Galentine’s Day gifts to give my BFFs,

Galentine's Day Gifts Ideas

Keep reading to see my picks.

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Trying New Beauty Products? Do this first

In case you haven’t caught on, I’m a huge a skincare and beauty products junkie. It’s a pretty serious relationship, because I always make space and room for them in my home and life. Hell, they even have their own closet. However, over the years, I’ve gotten very particular about what products I introduce into my life. There’s a pretty intense vetting system I use before trying new beauty products out, because skin can be very sensitive at times. Okay, it can be sensitive at most times and I know.

What to do before trying new beauty products

Therefore, I have some things I do before I try a new product. In doing so, it saves me time, money, and outbreaks trying to decide what my skin loves and hates. Keep reading to see the things I do before I try a new beauty product.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 9, 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 February 09, 2018

So glad that it’s Friday, because this has been a hectic week; personally and professionally. Not to mention, I only worked 4 days this week, which actually caused some of the hectic vibes. So, this weekend, I’m planning to take great big sigh and work on some fun and creative things that I’ve been conjuring up amongst this busy week. Also, today is National Pizza Day. So, I’m kicking it off this evening by ordering some pizza, pairing it with the my favorite cheap bottle of red wine, and watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

I also need to use this weekend to mentally regroup, because I have non-work related events and appointments almost everyday next week. Sure, a couple of these events include my long overdue nail appointment and a girl’s night out, but they’re still plans.

Also, I’m shamelessly patting myself on the back for actually working and sticking to my creating my mindful habits I shared earlier this week. The other night, I actually felt kind of therapeutic and calm while washing my dishes. Maybe it was because the only thing on my mind at that moment was making sure I washed every single dirty dish in my home and clean the rest of the kitchen. Afterwards, having a lemon fresh scented kitchen without any clutter in sight was the cherry on top. I think I’m starting to look forward to cleaning the kitchen every night and I might throw the bathroom in to really get it popping. WHO AM I?!

Well, here’s to a lovely weekend and productive upcoming week. See ya next week!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 9, 2018

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Valet Mirrors To Save Time and Space

As a struggling minimalist, I always get a warm and exciting feeling when I stumble across multipurpose item. Case in point; valet mirrors. Valet mirrors are my new obsession and finding the perfect one for me is my new goal. A valet mirror is a simple piece of furniture that doubles as a mirror and mini catchall for things such as your jacket, keys, spare change, or other things that may reside in your pockets.

Valet Mirrors

After weeks of bookmarking every valet mirror I stumbled upon, I finally dwindled the list down to only a few.

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