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LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2018

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

LUST-HAVE LIST | July 2018

I can’t lie, it’s barely summer and I’m already over it. This heat? Chile..too much. It should not be 90 degrees at night. I seriously can’t remember the last time I turned my AC off. Not to mention that we have fans on high all over the house. At least this humid weather has made my skin look smooth and flawless. Yes, humidity can be good for your skin – kinda like steam.

It’s a little early to guess, but I feel that July is going to be a little hectic this month. This month is filled with at least 5 birthdays for some family and friends. There might even be a little road trip to Nashville toward the end of the month. We’ll see!

In the meantime, feel free to see what things I would love add to my life this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2018

  • Midnight Recovery Eye treatment – For the most part, my skin has been pretty clear and glowy, thanks to the humidity. However, my undereye area has been looking pretty drab and in dire need of some help. After reading and hearing some good reviews on this Kiehl’s eye treatment, I’m leaning toward this eye cream to help hydrate and nourish my undereye areas.
  • Keytags Keychain – For some reason, I’ve been into retro looking keychains – the kind that look like old and hotel keychains. I’m loving this blush pink color and “Take It Easy” is my summer mood.
  • Initial Signet Ring – I’m still in love with my simple gold bands from AuRate. AuRate has this perfectly subtle signet ring that is calling to be worn on my pinkie.
  • Relaxed Mini Skirt – I seriously can’t get enough of skirts this summer. However, I need more maxi skirt options like this olive green number from Forever 21. This skirt and a cream tank top would look so perfect together.
  • Leather Sandals with Ribbon – I’ve been on the hunt for a simple pair of pink sandals that aren’t to high in the heel. Viola’! This pair from Zara is exactly what I’ve been looking and they’re currently on sale. #Blessed
  • Beaded Statement Bracelet – The minimalist in me has been noticing that the look of a wrist of few gold bracelets is chic and easy. This chunky gold beaded bracelet by Gorjana would look perfect paired with thin gold bracelets or on it’s own.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2018

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

Lust-Have List June 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

I can’t believe that it’s already June, but I’m super glad it’s finally here. Mostly, I’m excited, because I’m scheduled to take a week off in a couple of weeks. Actually, a few people in the office are going to be in and out of the office this month. So, for the most part, this month should go pretty smoothly. *fingers crossed*

For the past few weeks, I’ve been focusing on simplifying some things in my life. Actually, I do this a couple of times a year, because it’s a quick way to refresh my life. Easy ways to simplify your life is meal prepping if you don’t mind eating the same thing everyday and use that extra time toward something you’re interested in doing. Currently, I’ve been obsessing over refreshing the look of my common living spaces; starting with the living room. The first thing I want to do is paint my living room and dining room white and build from. However, I need to first start removing everything from the living room and dining room, except for the sofa and TV.

This month’s Lust-have List features some simple items that I can include in my everyday life. Also, there are things that will help me to chill and vibe out with this summer.

LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2018

  • Crosley Rainbow Holographic Cruiser Record Player – I feel like I’m one of the last people in the world to get a record player since they’ve returned. Actually, I ordered one, but it never came. Now, I feel like I need one like this holographic one from Urban Outfitters. It’s super cool and has bluetooth so you can play music from your devices.
  • Noelle Slingback Sandal – I tend to only wear velvet in the fall and winter. However, I’m pretty obsessed with these pink velvet sandals from Madewell and think they’ll work all year.
  • Buffy Comforter – My ideal sleep environment is soft and cool enough that I can still sleep under a comforter. Apparently, the Buffy comforter is not only soft, but has helps keep you cool and helps with inflammation, and soothes the skin.
  • LORD JAMES All Natural CBD Gumdrops – Recently read a post on Into The Gloss featuring these CBD gumdrops. I forwarded the post to a friend who swears CBD drops help her sleep better. In return, she ordered her own box and gave me 2 to try. I was apprehensive about trying them, but they helped me sleep like slightly intoxicated baby.
  • See by Chloe Leaf Pouch – I live for a cute and/or chic pouch and this one is the perfect combination of both. The contrasting color choice and the leaf shape is just all types of great.
  • Love Signs ‘Libra’ Bracelet – To know me, is to know that I love anything personalized. If something has my initials or zodiac, it’s an instant want for me. So, this ‘Libra’ friendship bracelet from Love Is Project is a want.
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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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