Browsing Category: Skincare

Creating an Extra AF Shower Routine

I love taking a nice, perfectly warm shower, no matter the time of day. In the morning, I  use my shower time to refresh and clear my mind for the upcoming day. However, when I take a shower at night, I use it rest my mind and body and to help me slip into slumber easier. For most people, taking a shower is just a daily routine to clean their body. However, for me, I use my shower routine to elevate and transform a daily activity to an extra AF experience.

Creating An Extra AF Shower Routine | STAINED COUTURE

Wonder how an ordinary, usually simple woman makes a daily hygiene task slightly over the top? Keep reading to find out how.

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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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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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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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