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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, peeps! I had a very emotional week; good and bad emotions. This week, I found myself feeling very sad and sympathetic for the 800,000+ federal workers who haven’t gotten paid in  over a month due to the government shutdown. Although a law was just passed that will give these employees back pay when the shutdown ends, it’s not enough. These employees are having to deal with the possibility of evictions, negative credit scores, and not having the money for daily necessities such as food and gas.

Although this situation made me feel grateful that I and no one in my family is currently going through this, it doesn’t outweigh the stress that those 800,000+ people and their families are going through. I just can’t fathom going through this and I pray that this ends sooner than later.

As for my weekend plans? Thankfully, I’ll have a chill weekend, which is just what I need. Last weekend, I did clean out my closet and bagged the clothes I no longer wear. So, I have another closet in my spare bedroom to purge, before I go to Goodwill to drop them off. I’ll do all that on Sunday during halftime of the NFL Playoffs. At this rate, I might not have much to during spring cleaning!

I hope you all have a good weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

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IOTW: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask | STAINED COUTURE

I feel myself sliding down a rabbit hole of sleeping face masks, but I’m okay. Actually, they became really clutch during the holidays. They were great to use on those cold, dry nights when my skin needed extra attention, but I didn’t have the time nor energy. Instead, I would slather on a soothing, hydrating mask, and then peacefully wake up to soft, supple skin. This Avocado Melt Sleeping mask from Glow Recipe is a new addition to my “Products that help me wake-up with glowing skin”. However, it’s been great and so worthy of being my favorite item of the week. Keep reading to see why.

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IOTW: Muji Cotton Pads

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Muji Cotton Pads.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Muji Cotton Pads | STAINED COUTURE

Item of the Week is back! This week, it’s all about these Muji cotton pads. What’s so special about cotton pads? Well, keep reading to see why these Muji Pads are the Item of the Week.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 4, 2019

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 4, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy New Year, Boo! How was your first week of 2019? Still writing and/or typing 2018? Me, too!

Earlier this week, I was happy to go back to work just for the sake of normality. However, late Tuesday afternoon, it started to sink in that I wouldn’t be able to lounge around my house. Instead I would have to go back to work and answer emails while sipping on subpar free office coffee. Not to mention, it was happening in the middle of the week. So, it wasn’t going to be completely normal. By 8 pm, I was dreading having to go back to work on Wednesday. I did go back and I wasn’t ready.

Another thing I wasn’t ready for this week was preparing for the new year. I legit just woke up in a new year without much intention. I was going to do my annual “Hey 2019” post, but decided not to in the end. In the post, I share a few things I want to work on in the new, but this year I only had one thing I want to work on; ME. I’m notorious for being the one that people call when they need help, because if I can help, I help. It’s a characteristic that I inherited from my mom.

However, trying to always be there for others means that I can’t always be there for myself. On New Year’s Eve, the straw broke this camel’s back and I’m over so much stuff. I’m putting my best interests at mind. Before I could agree to work on me, I had to remove the whole “selfish” mindset. Doing what’s best for you is not always selfish; it’s mental care.

So, for 2019, I’m going to work on doing things that I enjoy, letting people know that my “No.” means NO. Also, like most people, I plan to take better care of myself, which includes cooking more, cutting back on bad vices, and moving my body more. PLOT TWIST: When you take care of yourself first, then you be better at helping others.

Here’s to better year than before! Enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 4, 2019

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LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2019

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Lust-Have List, features items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed taking a little break at the end of last year. Now that it’s 2019, I’m ready to see what this year serves up. In the meantime, keep reading to see what items I’m wanting this month!

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