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LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 9, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 9, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 9, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Cheers to it being Friday! Did you have a productive or relaxing week? Mine was a little bit of both. I finally started decorating my apartment – hung up a few more pictures and did some mini organizing. Also, I found the perfect circular coffee table on Facebook Marketplace, but it won’t be available until the 26th. Thankfully, the seller was sweet enough to mark it sold to me and I will meet them when it’s available. This was my first time finding something to buy on Facebook Marketplace, but I have a feeling it won’t be my last.

However, what I feel like is the main thing that happened to me this week was that I got my second/final-ish dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I say “final-sh”, because reports are showing that the vaccine only lasts for about 6 months. So, I have a feeling we might have to keep getting them for awhile. Cross that bridge when we get to it, because I’m just going to enjoy the next 6 months.

My plans for the weekend include scouring some more design inspo and relax, because the weather is supposed to be a little ugly. So, it sounds like the perfect time to vibe out and manifest some things. Oh, I’m into manifesting and it is intriguing to say the least.

In the meantime, I hop you have a good weekend! 😀

LINK-END ROUND-UP: April 9, 2021

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EMPTIES: March 2021

EMPTIES: March 2021

EMPTIES: March 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

What, I’m actually posting my EMPTIES post in a single digit date of the month?! Yes, your girl is trying to do better in all aspects of her life, including my little corner of the internet. However, this going to be a pretty quick post, because I only used up 2 products last month. Keep reading to see what I used up and my final review.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

How has April been treating you so far? Mines has been pretty good – despite having to pay taxes for the first time in years and still waiting on my third stimmy. *insert eyeroll*

However, my new place is starting to actually look and feel like my new home. I bought a couple chic looking counter stools AND I finally found a new sofa. After seeing that everyone’s shipping time was 8-19 weeks, I came up with the idea to try one of the furniture outlets here in Memphis. I was able to find and pounce on a nice roomy sofa in a perfect blue steel color. I need to fix a slight issue with a bent beam, but I only got it for $175 – a steal.

Aside from the furniture, I’ve also started to hang some things on the wall, such as my diplomas. I’m really starting to see it come together and I’m so excited. However, since I’ve been trying to find and buy home decor, I haven’t really bought any new clothes, accessories, or beauty products. So, I might have to pick up some new things this month and call it self-care.

So, check out the items I’m wanting this month in my Lust-Have list for April.

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2021

  • Topicals FADED brightening and clearing gel – I’ve been hearing so much about this black-owned skincare line and have been dying to try this brightening serum. However, it keeps selling out on Sephora, but I’m probably just going to go ahead and order it elsewhere. Me and these new dark spots have got to get this.
  • Woven Crossbody Box Bag – While moving, I found my circular woven bag from a few summers ago, which I loved. So, I think I need a small box option – loving both colors of this one from Zara.
  • Cast Iron Patio Bistro Set – Now that my living room has finally started accumulating furniture, my balcony needs some seating options. Of course, I will probably get a couple of basic chairs at first. However, this cast iron bistro set is the ultimate goal. I love the turquoise option, but the classic black is forever.
  • Embellished Slide Sandals – Every time that I was ready to buy a pair of sandals these past couple of weeks, a cold front would come through. I think we’re done with those and I’m ready to acquire these gem embellished slides by Steve Madden. Not confident if me and my high instep can easily slide them on, but I’m willing to find out.
  • Wide Leg High Waisted Leopard Print Pants – I’m so over  my wardrobe, because it’s mostly sweatpants and shirts that don’t go with sweatpants. So, I’m trying to cop and anything that doesn’t have a elastic at the ankle and a tie waist. These pants from ASOS have the vibe and look I’m aspiring to have this spring and summer – wild, but responsible.
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IOTW: Morphe Filter Effect Soft Focus Foundation

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Morphe Filter Effect Soft Focus Foundation

ITEM OF THE WEEL: Morphe Filter Effect Foundation | STAINED COUTURE

At times, I feel that I will never find that one foundation that I can and will use the for the rest of my life. However, over the past few years, I’ve found some really good ones that have in rotation. The latest edition to the rotation is Morphe’s newest foundation – Filter Effect foundation. Keep reading to see why I decided to try it why I’ve been loving it.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 12, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 12, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 12, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Hey, Friday! Another long week in the books for ya girl. This week, I decided that I needed to work on my productivity, which hasn’t been that great as of recently. Actually, I’m sure that over the past year, everyone has seen an decline in their level of productivity and the results. However, since I was the only one in the office this week, it felt like a great time to try out some of go-to tips and try a few new ones. For the most part, it worked, but it really didn’t kick in until mid-week. Still, it worked and I will be able to test them out next week when I’m no longer the only one at work.

I don’t have anything planned for this weekend except to go find a new sofa. Actually, I’m looking for a nice size and comfy sectional, but not modern or pricey. After work on Wednesday, I stopped by a local furniture store to check out their selection. Unfortunately, since it was close to their closing time, I didn’t get to look and try that many. So, tomorrow, I’m going to visit another location to see their selections. In my mind, I know what I want, but I just have to find it and in my price range.

Other than sofa shopping, another chill weekend for me. I’m pretty much done unpacking and ready to start filling up my space to create my ideal vibe. I have so many decorating plans for this space and I can’t wait. Hope you all have a great weekend and check out this week’s Link-End Round-Up reads.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 12, 2021

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