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Going Back To A Natural Deodorant

A couple of years ago, I experimented with natural deodorants. Although I found some that were “strong” enough for me, I eventually went back to ones I grew up using. However, after a recent bad reaction, I think I will use a natural deodorant for the rest of my life.

Going Back To A Natural Deodorant

FYI, a deodorant is mostly considered natural if it’s free of aluminum and parabans, which most everyday deodorants contain. Thankfully, we now live in a more advance and knowledgeable time when you can buy natural deodorants on the same aisle as the non-natural ones. Keep reading to see what exactly happened that had me make this decision. Also, I share my current collection of natural deodorants.

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Customize Your Planner for 2019

For the past few years, planners have been having a moment. It doesn’t look like their moment is ending anytime soon. I’m one of the reasons why, because I can imagine being as productive as I am at work without one. Although I love planners, it wasn’t until this year when I started paying attention to what I want and need in a planner. Since there are numerous ways to plan out and journal your day, there are many types of planners.

Customize Your Planner for 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Recently, I was able customize my own planner from PurpleTrail and it was very interesting. Keep reading to see just how personal I got with my planner and how you can customize your planner for the new year.

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Self-Care During Holidays to Keep You Sane

During the holidays, it can be a very hectic time. You’re trying to juggle work, family, and daily responsibilities while having to do holiday shopping, possible traveling, and meeting end-of-the year deadlines. It can be very overwhelming and makes it hard to take care of your self. However, during these times, it’s important to find moments to take care of YOU. Self-care during holidays is a must, especially if you want to get through them unscathed and mentally intact.

Self-Care During Holidays | STAINED COUTURE

If you have already been dealing with some stress or anxiety this holiday season, I have some easy ways to help you relax and partake in some good old self-care during holidays and whenever. Keep reading for more!

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Prepping My Finances for Holiday Spending

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to tackle trying to find a new place to move, new work responsibilities, and all of the upcoming holiday plans. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, but I’ve been slowly getting prepared for all of it. I’ve been getting mentally prepared, but also financially prepared. That especially included getting my finances prepared for holiday spending.

Prepping Finances for Holiday Spending | STAINED COUTURE

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend over $720 BILLION this year on holiday gifts and garb – an increase from last year. It sounds insane, but it feels like the norm.

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