Before I delve into the steps I use and suggest when transitioning skincare to fall from summer, I need to get something off my chest *clears throat* Where is the fall weather?! Mother Nature, sis, why are you so late with the consistently cool temps and ground full of leaves? It’s the middle of September and the temperatures are still in the high 90s and I’m still wearing flip flops. I ready for the weather to match my desires to wear booties, oversized plaid shirts, and cardigans. I’m over this balls hot weather!! Now, back to our scheduled post.
Transitioning your skincare from summer to fall can be quite tedious. During the transition, there will be days when the days are bi-polar; chilly one day and sweltering the next. These types of weather conditions can cause you and your skin to go crazy with the mixing and mingling of different products. So, I’m sharing my 3 tips on how to successfully transition your skincare from summer to fall. Keep reading to get all the tea.
ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Moisture Balm.
A few weeks, during one of Walgreens BOGO half off hair products sales, I picked up 2 products from Design Essentials. Both products are from the Design Essentails Natural Coconut & Monoi line, which my colored, natural hair seems to enjoy. I picked up 2 products from the line that I haven’t tried before for my hair. Although both products were for my hair, one of the products has been helping more than just my hair. The Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm is a moisturizing balm for hair AND skin. After using this balm for a couple of weeks, I feel like I use it more on my skin than my hair.
I’m a bit of a creature of habit, but I’m just now honing some the characteristics. Part of being a creature of habit is finding something that works for you and keep it going. For instance, I recently decided that I would now only buy black under garments. I came to this conclusion, because I realize that black goes with everything. Not to mention, I can’t think of many reasons to own frilly baby undies, except for show. Anyway, most habits are created to make your life easier and/or happier, which can also include items. So, when I find an item that I love, I have a tendency to buy it in multiples. For instance, there are plenty of beauty products that I buy in bulk – at least 3 at a time.
Ever since I started doing this, I rarely run out of my favorite products. Some of them are bought in bulk, because of fear of them being discontinued. Another reason is because they’re hard to find. Either way, the purchases are not a waste of money and give me one less thing to worry about. To see what beauty products I buy in bulk, keep reading.
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.
Wonder how an ordinary, usually simple woman makes a daily hygiene task slightly over the top? Keep reading to find out how.
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.
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.