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IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask

IOTW: Vichy Mineral Clay Mask | STAINED COUTURE

As usual, I’ve been obsessing over skincare products. However, now that the weather is sizzling, my oily skin and enlarged pores have been getting all of my attention. Since I’ve been taking better care of my skin by trying to eat better and drinking more water, my skin is looking pretty good. Unfortunately, all the freshest veggies and gallons of water can’t hide the fact that I have large pores. FYI, you can’t permanently make your large pores smaller. Through different products and treatments, you can minimize their appearance. One product that recently ran across and fell in love with is Vichy Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Interested in learning why this mask is worthy to be this week’s Item of The Week and/or you’re looking for a mask for oily skin? Well, keep reading!

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IOTW: Perfect Edges On the Go

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Cream of Nature Perfect Edges On The Go

ITEM OF THE WEEK | Creme of Nature Perfect Edges On The Go

This summer’s heat has been pretty unbearable most days. Having to deal with sweltering humidity, keeping the A/C on all day, and pushing my natural deodorant to the limits is exhausting. However, one area in my life that has been tested repeatedly by this heat is my hair line a.k.a my edges. First off, the hair on my hairline is a lot courser than the rest of my hair. So, even the slightest mist of moisture makes it frizz up. Thankfully, there are plenty of products to help us keep our hairlines slick and in formation.

Unfortunately, this heat has been testing even the strongest of gels and edge control. One a recent sticky hot summer day, my edges started to loosen, lift, and unravel by noon. Therefore, on my lunch break, I raced to the nearest drugstore where I picked up this gem; Perfect Edges On The Go. When I tell you this little tube has saved me from looking like wet rat by the hairline of plently of occasions, you wouldn’t believe me. However, keep reading to see why this is my Item of The Week!

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Using Multiple Face Washes: A Thesis

Last week, the BF got mad curious while looking in my medicine. The curiosity didn’t stem from seeing any questionable medications or the abundance of products perfectly crammed on each shelf. Instead, he was confused as to why I had so many different face washes since I only had “one face”. Of course, my first reaction was to roll my eyes while mumbling “men”, but I then followed it with a thorough breakdown of why I needed each one. In the end, we reached an understanding. Also, I found my speech for justifying my multiple face washes, in case anyone else wants to question my need having more face washes than I have excuses for avoiding the gym.

Using Multiple Face Washes | STAINED COUTURE

Before you proceed, please note these aren’t all my cleanser/face washes. Trust me when I say I have multiple face washes – I have multiple. However, these are just the ones that I’ve been reaching for the most over the past couple of months.

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Lazy Girl’s Guide To Packing For Vacation

Up until my mid-20s, I used to hate traveling for vacation. It was just an absolute headache and that was back when I didn’t have to be responsible for any of the financing. However, I eventually learned to not only like traveling, but love it. I was able to do this my simplifying as many elements of traveling as possible, starting with creating a guide to packing for vacation.

Lazy Girl's Guide To Packing for Vacation | STAINED COUTURE

When I pack for vacation, I start by being realistic of what I’m going to need. I loathe over-packing. Not only are your carrying around waste, but depending on if you’re flying, it can cost you a lot of money. So, I’ve become very conscious of what I really need to bring when on vacation. Not to mention, bringing too many options will leave room for you to overthink. Who wants to overthink anything on vacation, let alone which color shorts to wear? Not me. Minus the basic denim shorts and basic tees, here’s what I include in my guide to packing for vacation.

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IOTW: Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Cream of Nature Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

ITEM OF THE WEEK | Cream of nature Coconut Milk Treatment Oil

My current hair journey of going lighter lead me to this week Item of the Week, which is Cream of Nature Coconut Milk Treatment oil. After wearing my hair primarily straight for the last month, I decide to try going heatless until my next hair appointment. Mainly, because my next appointment I was bee going drastically lighter. So, I decided to “baby” my hair and avoid heat, regularly deep condition it, and keep hydrated. Unfortunately, when I wear my hair curly, it can be hard to keep in the moisture. The top way to keep moisture in my hair is to seal it with an oil and here we are.

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