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Powder Face Masks

For the past few days, I’ve been sick with one of those stuffy head, itchy throat, and sip hot tea all day types of colds. It was horrible. Not to mention that it was during my scheduled vacation days from work. Despite some occasional coughing, I’m back to about 90%. So, to help feel better, last night I decided to reward my skin and give it a facial. After browsing the vast collection of face masks, I decided to use the Aztec Secret Indian Clay. I’ve only used this mask once, but can’t remember why. Probably, because powder face masks aren’t as quick as the sheet masks that I’ve been boo-ed up with for the past year or so.

powder face masks

Powder versions of skincare products are still fairly new, including powder face cleansers. However, powder face mask are started to gain traction. No matter your skin type or issues, there is a powder face mask out there for you.

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Lazy Ways to Remove Makeup

We all have those moments when we feel too exhausted to wash our face to remove our makeup. I’ve been in that position far too many times that I would like. However, I recently found some lazy ways to remove makeup after a long day and decided to share.

lazy ways to remove makeup

Please note, if possible, please thoroughly wash your face every night. This will help prevent breakouts, spread bacteria from your face to sleeping areas, and way more other reasons. However, these lazy beauty techniques are easy to do from the comfort of your bed or in front of your TV, which is where I tend to do this. Plus, they do a pretty good job or removing your makeup and cleansing your face.

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EMPTIED: March 2017

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Emptied, features beauty products that I’ve used up over the past month.

emptied march 2017

In March, I was focused on trying products I haven’t used in awhile. Also, there were a couple of products that only had a couple of uses left. Therefore, I made it a point to used those up, as well.

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Organized Vanity Areas Inspirations

I spent some of this past weekend chipping away at my spring cleaning list and decided to in my bedroom, because that is where I spend most of my time. The one area in my bedroom that has been accumulating the most clutter is my desk area. However, I haven’t been doing much work in that space. It’s becoming to be a catchall for mail and other items without a home. Therefore, I’ve decided to turn it back to a makeup and vanity area. For inspiration, I’ve become obsessed with looking for pictures of vanity areas for inspiration.

organized vanity areas

Therefore, I spent an insane amount of time this weekend fawning over organized makeup and vanity areas. Also, this weekend, I purged quite of bit of makeup from my collection. If it was a product I haven’t used in a year or if I don’t see myself wearing it anytime soon, it was tossed. So, my collection is pretty small, but perfect curated for me. Now, I just need to create a vanity areas to use my makeup.

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Harry’s vs. Hairy

All of my hair grows thick and razors designed for women don’t give me smooth shaves. Therefore, I’ve always preferred using razors designed for men to shave. Men’s razors give me a closer shave than women’s razors, in my opinion. My brother has the same thick hair problems as me. Also, like me, his skin is also sensitive and he has to be very selective when it comes to what razors and shaving products he could use. For the past year, he has been having great results using Harry’s shaving system. So, when I got the chance to try Harry’s for myself, I had to see what all the hype was about.

hair-free with harry's

In case you didn’t know, Harry’s makes high-quality razors and shaving products at a price point that’s very comparable with razors you pick up at your local retailers. They also offer shaving creams and balms to help the shaving process, but more on that in a minute.

Even though I mostly use men’s razors, I was still a little apprehensive about trying this system, because it might be a little “harsher” than disposable ones from the drugstore. I was so wrong.

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