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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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LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Here we go! The final Lust-Have list of 2018!

Some people tend to feel a little pressured at the beginning of December. Usually, because there’s a mad dash feeling of having to deal with final touched of holiday stuff, meeting goals, and getting prepared for a new year. I’m usually that person, but not this year. Although I’ve barely touched my shopping list and still haven’t found a new place to move, I feel very calm. I guess because I know that I will finish my Christmas shopping on time and find the right place for me at the right time. There’s no need to stress. At some point, you have realize that everything works itself out in the end. You just have to keep doing what you’re doing for the good of the fight.

Well, that was quick Word that I wasn’t planning on sharing, but I guess someone needed to hear that at this moment.

Back to what I want this month. I’ve been walking this tightrope of wanting to step my game up and getting out of my comfort level. However, I also love being cozy and comfortable. So, the things I want this month are a mixture of both. Keep reading to see the things I want to keep straddling the fence.

LUST-HAVE LIST: December 2018

  • Face Halo Makeup Remover Pads – I occasionally get suckered into wanting something I saw on Instagram. The latest thing that sucker punched me while scrolling are these Face Halo makeup remover wipes. I recently stopped using face wipes, but I miss the ease of using wipes and being done. For these, all you have to do is add water to the pad and use it to wipe the makeup off your face. I’ve watched a few videos of these bad boys in action and they seem to do a better job than most wipes. You still need to double cleanse your face, though.
  • Glitter Poppy Moc Slippers – Moccasin slippers are my favorite form of slippers, because they don’t look too much like slippers when you run to the corner store to pick up a candy bar when “Aunt Flo” is in town. Why glitter? Why not glitter?! Plus, they look cozy AF!
  • Fluffy Red Cardigan – Speaking of looking cozy, doesn’t this fluffy cardigan look like a soft blanket with sleeves? Well, maybe not considering that’s what a Snuggie is, but this cardigan is a lot cuter.
  • Black Wide Fit Knee High Boots – It can be hard to find cute over-the-knee boots when you have legs like a oak tree. However, the back of these boots are all elastic. I think this are a winner!
  • Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness – I’m a legit happy person for the most part. Being happy is one of my favorite characteristics and you can never have too much happiness. I’ve read some great reviews about this book and it sounds like a book I would write. So, I need to read this. Right?!
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LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Oh hey, November!

We’re speed racing to the end of 2018, aren’t we! Well, I’m so ready for the holiday season to come! A couple of weeks ago, while noticing some stores sneaking in Christmas items, I was all ready over Christmas. However, now that Halloween is over, I’m all about the holiday gift sets and winter garb. I’M READY!!!

I’ve been very good with my spending and saving the past couple of months. *pats self on back* Hopefully, I will keep this savings train going strong, but I know I’m going to have to fall off a little while Christmas shopping. Unlike most years, I’m giving myself a spending budget by choice – not by case of only having a certain amount to spend. I’m actually looking forward to this challenge.

The November 2018 Lust-Have List features items that I know I will get my money’s worth. Keep reading to see what’s on this months’ Lust-Have List.

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2018

  • I-Waken Eye Serum – I’m a total skincare junkie and have a product for practically any skincare concern and then some. However, I rarely buy products for my eye area, but I’m changing that with this eye serum from Indie Lee. The reviews I’ve read make me feel like this might be a winner.
  • Jute Die Cut Bucket Bag – I low-key love anything with laser cut details. This bucket bag is simple, but also unique.
  • Oversize Neon V Neck Sweater – I’ve been lusting for an oversize, relaxed fit neon sweater for a couple years and then I stumbled upon this gem from ASOS. Unfortunately, it’s selling out pretty fast and my size was gone. However, I’m praying this gets restocked or find something similar and soon.
  • Steve Madden Reece Sock Bootie – Another stumble thing I stumbled on were beautiful blush sock booties. These would look so cute to break up any all black casual look and many other looks.
  • Round CZ Stud Earrings – You can never have too many “diamond” stud earrings and CZ pair are just as good. A big pair are great to have during the holidays. Trust me!
  • The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners – For the past month, I’ve been trying out keto and it’s been interesting. I haven’t been consistent, but I will in due time. So, this book is right at the top of my Amazon shopping cart. This might be a Christmas gift to myself.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Well, September came and went pretty fast this year despite all the things I had to do throughout September. However, October is here, which is also the beginning of the final quarter of the year. So, if you have some goals you want to reach by the end of the year, you have three months left. It might not seem like much time left, but remember steady wins the race. Just stay consistent and dedicated to reaching your goals and everything will work out.

I decided that I wanted to challenge myself for the remainder of the year and decided to try the keto diet. I’ve been contemplating trying this for a few months, but never did. However, I ran across a guide that comes with access to a popping FB group and we’re all starting today. So far so good, but I can’t lie…I really wanted a cream cheese biscuit from Whole Foods breakfast. However, I suppressed my desires and got scrambled eggs, bacon, and some grilled bell peppers and onions.

One goal I have to complete by the end of this month is figure out an area that I want to move. Ideally, I would like to find a place by the end of November, but it might be wiser to wait until the end of the year. Apparently, it’s cheaper to move in the winter, because people prefer to move when it’s warm. So, the rent and/or deposits are usually cheaper in the colder months. I’m really hoping this is true.

Since I’m still on my “save more, spend less” movement, I’m still very selective with my spending. So, this month, it’s all about things that serve purposes in my life. All of the items will be worn/used almost daily, and/or from a brand that I trust. Check out the items I’m wanting and needing this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2018

  • Kate Somerville Tight’N Cryogenic Skin Tight Gel – This is a very pricey product, but it just sounds too good to not want. This gel supposedly tightens your skin in minutes and overtime. So, I might need this more than I would like to admit.
  • Chinese Laundry Springfield Mule Bootie – I’ve rarely seen a mule bootie that I wanted, but I’m so into this pair from Chinese laundry. This shoe comes in various colors and textures, but the ‘clay’ shade of burnt orange is so fall. I also love and appreciate the small studded sole detail.
  • ColourPop x Disney ‘Tiana’ lipstick – In the fall and winter, I live for a good, deep, and moody red lip. ColourPop just released a Disney Princesses collection, which features a perfect deep red lipstick named after the Disney character Tiana. Unfortunately, it sold out pretty fast and I’m on the waiting list for it to return. Once it does, I’m ordering at least 3 – at least.
  • Rebecca Minkoff Bi-Fold Snap Wallet – Last week, while deciding what to add to my Shopbop sale cart, I was so close to buying this mirrored wallet. It was instant buyer’s remorse, but I might still try to finagle this cute little wallet into my life.
  • AUrate Gold Huggies earrings – I want to start collecting simple, gold pieces of jewelry. I have a few rings and necklace, but I want a small pair of gold hug hoop earrings. I’m set on these from AUrate in 14k gold and are exactly what I’ve been wanting. Plus, I can pretty much wear them every single day.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy September! As I mention every Lust-Have List for September, this is pretty much my birthday wishlist since my birthday is on the 26th. I’m going to be 37 this year and can believe that I’ve been on this earth for over 36 years. Like….WTF?! Although I’m not one to make a big “thing” about my birthday, this year I feel like I want to do something. Maybe grab lunch with a girlfriend or 2 and drinks that evening after they get off from work. Yeah, I’m not coming to work on my birthday, because I still have a few personal days to burn through.

Here are the items that I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: September 2018

  • Cosrx Triple C Lightening Liquid Vitamin C Serum – I need to step my Vitamin C serum game up. Adding Vitamin C products to my skincare regimen really improved the appearance of my skin years ago. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since I’ve added a product to my skincare routines. I read great reviews about this Corsx Vitamin C serum and I plan to give a whirl.
  • Venessa Arizaga Starlight Earrings – I live for a good pair of hoops and statement earrings. This pair of earrings is a perfect hybrid of my 2 fav earring styles.
  • Side Button Midi Dress – I can never enough of dresses, especially in the fall. I’m lowkey obsessed with this overall, fitted midi dress and the side buttons. This can totally be worn all year.
  • Romi Cage Sandals – I want these purely off the fact that they look similar to the pair of shoes I wore to my 9th grade graduation, except those were white and the heel was square. These sandals would look sick with patterned tights or fancy sheer socks.
  • Vinyl City Bag – The clear bag trend is still going strong and will into fall. However, I think a smokey clear bag this one from Zara is more fall-friendly. Plus, I love the plaid pouch that comes with it.
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