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LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST | May 2018

It’s May and it’s starting to feel like Summer will be here any minute. I’m praying on a few personal things, which includes making some possible changes and moves in my life. I might share more on that in this Friday’s Link-End Round-Up.

Well, I hope I’m not jumping the gun, but it appears that spring has finally hit and I couldn’t be happier. Sitting outside in my backyard at sunset while my dogs play has become my favorite thing to do. It’s relaxing, therapeutic, and the thing I can’t encourage you to do enough. When I’m really feeling fancy AF, I sip on a fancy glass of rose’ wine. As I type this out, I can’t wait to do this when I get home.

My plans for this month is to continue to take small steps to create big results. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on various aspects of my life. Pruning bushes in my spirit to reveal things that feed me, while removing the weeds that kill my positive potential. I want get comfortable with being uncomfortable, take chances, and live in the moment. Learning to ignore my phone and turn off phone notifications the last couple of months was so personally insightful. It feels so good and I want to feel more!

Now, in hindsight, I realize that the items I want this month play on nostalgia, mindfulness, and things to please my senses. Kinda cool, if I say so myself. Well, here’s this month’s Lust-Have List and the things I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: May 2018

  • Nike Classic Cortez XLV Sneaker – It’s white sneaker SZN and I’m all about these white Nike Cortez sneakers. When they were released, I never got around to getting a pair last year. Thankfully, they are still available and come in other fun colors.
  • HJÄRTELIG Plant pot with trellis  – I’m on track to reach my goal to be a full-fledged plant lady by summer. However, I have a one plant that grows out instead of up and I’m not a fan of it. I think this pot will help and encourage to grow upwards. Well, I hope it works.
  • CMYK Color Puzzle – I haven’t put a puzzle together in ages and I’ve  been wanting to do one for a minute. This CMYK color gradient one looks visually appealing, but a challenging. I’m always down for a good mental challenge.
  • Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream – I never wanted to try the Cicapair line, because the line is aimed toward red and inflamed skin.  After reading about one of Coveteur’s staffers uses for this cream, I feel like I need to try it now to use after one of my intense deep cleaning sessions.
  • Pink Grapefruit Body Butter – I love the smell of grapefruit, especially first thing in the morning. Citrus scents are great to use to help wake you up. So, time to upgrade to big level. I plan to smell like citrus all summer, FYI.
  • Mini Wicker Tote – I would like a new smaller everyday bag. Heavily leaning toward this tote with wicker insert. The contrasting materials makes this bag pretty cool.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2018

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

Lust-Have List - April 2018

Happy April! New month, new wants! As I mentioned on Friday, I’m trying to be more mindful with my spending, which has made me very selective of things I buy. I try to only things that I need and will get my money’s worth. For the month of April, I’m only wanting things that I know I will wear and/or use regularly. Also, nothing in this month’s Lust-Have List is over $70, which makes me smile.

Keeping to get all the details on what items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2018

  • Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum – I’ve been really enjoying trying Clinique makeup as of recently, which has made me want to dabble in their skincare. I’m currently on the market for a new serum. This Clinique serum is designed to help refine the appearance of pores, which is always a goal for me.
  • ‘Love More’ Nameplate Necklace – Spring is when I love to layer thin necklaces and this nameplate style one would be a cute addition. Plus, it’s under $20!
  • Benefit Blush Bar Cheek Palette – I really became addicted to blushes during the cold, colorless months and this blush palette has all the shades that work for me. Plus, a perfectly blushed cheek in the right shade of pink is unstoppable.
  • Lolitta Flats in light pink – Last summer, I wanted a pair of feathery shoes, but I couldn’t find a pair that didn’t look too fancy for casual slay. However, this pair from Aldo are as simple as feather shoes can be, but they are also flats. I visualize pairing them with a pair of cropped raw edge denim.
  • Orange Print Button-Front Dress – In the spring, I can’t have too many dresses.  I love casual dresses with a cute print like this orange printed one from Forever 21. This dress is so cute and I can wear all the way to fall.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2018

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

March 2018 Lust-Have List

As I’ve mentioned before, March is one of my favorite months. Not because it contains any meaningful holiday or occasion. My love of March is based purely off the fact that it officially welcomes spring and the springtime weather. Spring weather is the best weather and I thrive in good weather. Although it’s time to start breaking out all the spring things, I’m not really wanting many spring-worthy items this month. I’m all about transiting from winter to spring with my skincare and via small details.

LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2018

  • Power Gemstone Statement Bracelet – Power bead bracelets were a thing when I was college in freshman and I’m a little shocked to see them make a comeback. Still, I can’t help but to want one, especially this white marble looking one with the gold ball accent. So, aesthetically pleasing.
  • Rodial Super Acids X-treme Exfoliating Glycolic Cleanser – Glycolic cleansers are my preferred way to use glycolic acids in my skincare. A little pricey for a cleanser, but I’ve read some awesome reviews about this cleanser.
  • Frayed Skinny Jeans – It’s been a minute since I’ve been into buying jeans, because leggings have been elevating my life for years. Frayed skinny jeans are easy and on trend.
  • Nike Sportswear Windrunner Jacket – Warm spring weather isn’t always hoodie-friendly. Yay, “windbreakers” from the 90s are back. Loving this one from Nike, because it has some retro details, but still looks fresh and current. It’s also available in black and grey colorways, but this dusty pink option is so pretty.
  • Sam Edelman Platform Espadrille Sneakers – I’ve been wanting a pair of platform espadrilles for the past couple of summers, but never got around to getting a pair. I think I change that by copping this perfect nude pair. Comfy and cute, is my go-to spring shoe look.
  • Babybliss Nano Titanium Prima 3000 Styling Iron – I’ve been obsessed with this flatiron since my friend/stylist used it to give me a blowout last month. Flatirons that are also designed to curl your hair are one of the best beauty inventions in the past 20 years.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2018

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

Lust-Have List February 2018

After what felt like the longest month in the history of months, it’s finally February. February is a meaningful month to me for many reasons. My mom’s birthday is this month (17th), it’s Black History Month, and we’re so much closer to spring.

I just want spring to hurry up, because I’m sick of this bi-polar weather. First of all, I already have a hard time trying to pick out clothes the night before. So, being below freezing on one day and in the low 60s the next is for the birds and the reason everyone is sick.

I’m so ready for spring. I’ve already picked a weekend to do my spring cleaning and I’ve picked out the vibe I’m going for; minimalist on vacation. You should be able to get a view with some of the items on this month’s Lust-Have List. Keep reading to get all the deets!

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LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2018

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

Lust-have List January 2018

Although we are right smack dab in the middle of winter with all of it’s miserable cold weather, my mind is already starting to think about spring things. However, it’s just been too cold to fully visualize pretty floral chiffon tops and chic city sandals, yet. Plus, I’m still trying to hone in on my winter style vibes. Therefore, winter wants is still manifesting in my mind.

Ever since it started getting cold, I’ve been fighting the urge to wear a coat and layering pieces has been my jam. However, once the high for the days reached below freezing, I had to starting grabbing my coats from the back of the closet. It took a few days, but coats are cool with me once again.

For January, I’m all about about adding classic and timeless pieces to my wardrobe and experimenting with new beauty products. Keep reading to get all the glorious details about the items I’m wanting this month.

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