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LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s April, which is the first month of the second quarter of the year. Personally, I find that planning and assessing my life yearly quarters has been helping me. Also, the beginning of each quarter is near the beginning of a season. Spring officially started less than 2 weeks ago. Earlier this year, I decided that Spring is when I will start planning my goals for this year. I definitely enjoyed forgoing the traditional new year’s resolution and what for the season of growth to plan my year. So far, so good!

Although I’m ready for the spring fun, I’m first putting focus on my overall health. I’m back to mindful eating and dedicated daily moving. However, I’m trying to work on being more consistent with my goals. Actually, there is an item in this month’s Lust-Have List that may help with this. Please out the items that I have my eye on this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: April 2023

  • Vans x Wyland Kracken sneakers – I’ve been meaning to get a new pair of classic Vans, but I would also like to get thes limited edition slip-ons.
  • The Mint Textured Hair Tool – This hair tool was created to help women with texture help dry, style and the shrinkage of their hair.
  • Glow Recipe BHA Pore-Smoothing Blur Drops – Last month, every influencer was posting about this serum, but I still want to try it. lol
  • Glossier You Rollerball – Sephora now carries some Glossier products, including their You scent. I sampled in-store and it smelled so good on me. However, I want to try the rollerball version before buying the full size bottle.
  • The Myth of Normal book – I’m trying to start reading more and this book is currently waiting for my next Amazon purchase. It’s about understanding your mental well-being and overall health.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 3, 2023

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 3, 2024

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 03, 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday and first Friday of March! Hopefully, this new month has started off great for you, even though it’s only the 3rd day.

Although my concept of days and time is getting better; the weather has refused to stay consistent. I’m really over this spring weather one day and winter the next. I’m ready for pedicure toes and flip flops season. However, I know it’s almost here since spring officially starts in less than 3 weeks and ready. I’ve already started pinning spring wardrobe inspirations. Since I’m still trying to stay more frugal, I’ve started to look for transitional spring pieces in my own closet. Unfortunately, it looks like I will still need to do a little shopping sooner than later, which my recent 12% raise will help.

For the last couple of weeks, I was getting back into doing my makeup and not just powder and mascara. Unfortunately, my skin was not letting me great and I had to refocus on my skincare again. My skin has been looking a little dry and congested, which I realized was a sign of dehydration. So, I went ahead and ordered a bottle of my favorite hydrating toners ever by Laniege. I haven’t bought or used it in a few months, because I was trying to use up another toner I bought to try. However, I couldn’t deprive my skin anymore, because it has been looking trashed! Give me a week and my skin will be looking smooth and hydrated in no time.

The weather forcast is looking quite soggy here in Memphis, which means I’ll be inside. Actually, I’ve found myself spending more time at home on the weekends and it’s been nice. Take it, I’m usually just catching up on shows and doing my nails, but it’s been enjoyable. Being able to spend time with yourself and enjoy is a gift that I wish everyone could be able to do. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: March 3, 2024

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LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy March! I feel like March is the first month of the year when everything starts speeding up. Maybe it’s because typically (what’s up with all that snow in SoCal) the weather gets warmer. Also, spring officially starts on March 20, which is my second favorite season. I’ve been loving the cool morning and warm days. It’s been getting rid of the last bit of seasonal depression and getting me excited to plan out my year. Remember, this first year that I’ve skipped new years resolution and instead will do it as a spring awakening. Hopefully,I’ll share more about that soon.

In the meantime, here are the things I’m looking to buy and try this month in my March 2023 Lust-Have List

LUST-HAVE LIST: March 2023

  • Glide and Go Friction Stick – I recently mentioned that the weather is starting to warm up and I’m going to start walking more. Thick thighs may “save live”, but they also chaff by rubbing together and on fabric. This friction stick by Nakery not only prevents chaffing, but also helps hydrate and soften the skin. We’ll see about that.
  • Clinical Skin Retinol and Peptide Serum – I’ve been seeing this new sreum from Paula’s Choice all over my social feeds. Also, PC makes my favorite liquid exfoliator and retinol, which makes me think I will love this, too.
  • Striker Match Holder – I love when home decor also provides a service and this match holder with matching matches is speaking to me.
  • ME. x Barkley H. Hendricks Earrings Set – I have 2 piercings in both ears, but this set is making me think I need another one.
  • Maxi Leather Tote Bag – This oversize leather tote from Zara is perfection. Super roomy, but the perfect chic shade of green.
  • Cream beach sandals – I haven’t had cream sandals in so long that I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a pair. However, this pair is chic and it has a slight platform sole. Love them!
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LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy February! It’s Black History Month and love month, but it’s also the last full month of winter. When I tell you I’m so over this winter weather; I mean it. Currently, most of the south is starting to defrost from a wintery mix of snow and ice, but real heavy on the ice. This weather came in late Monday and has had us by a chokehold, which is just now starting to release us and melt.

Another thing that came in on Monday was a head cold for ya girl! Usually, I can fight off a cold before it gets bad by medicated early and taking my supplements. Unfortunately, I was all out of head cold medicine and had to endure a night of stuffy nose and sinus pressure. On Wednesday, with the help of my neighbors, I got the 2 inches of snow and ice off my car and skated (literally) to get some medicine. I feel about 85%, but I need one more day of meds and rest.

Honestly, I’m just ready for spring, because winter has kicked my butt. I can’t recall having this many snow days here in Memphis and I’ve lived here my whole life. Therefore, you will see a couple of items in this month’s Lust-Have List that look more for warm weather. So, now you know, but please keep reading to see all the items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2023

  • Fenty Athletics Tee – Rihanna is performing at the Superbowl halftime show this year and she has been some dope merch for it and I want it all. However, I’m starting with this airbrush tee, because it’s going to hit all year.
  • Straw Market Tote – I intended to get a classic straw tote last spring, but I’m not making that mistake this year. This tote from J. Crew is perfect as a everyday spring and summer tote.
  • Nike Valentines 2023 – I  look forward to the Valentine’s Day collection from Nike every year. I’m eyeing one of the dunks and forces this  year, because they are not too girly.
  • Stila Waterproof Eye Liner – Recently, I’ve gotten into tightlining my eyes again and in need a good waterproof liner. The reviews on this one from Stila make me this could be the one.
  • Gel Polish Remover – After years of just wearing my natural nails, I recently got acrylic nails. It’s just a temporary thing to help my natural nails grow some. I hate soaking them off and this gel remover also works on acrylic. You apply it like polish, let it sit and bubble up for a few minutes and then gently scrape it off.
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LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy New Year! How has 2023 been treating you so far? Hopefully it has started off good for you. So far, so good for me! After this week, I will be back in the swing of things. Having 2 short work weeks/ long weekends throw me off. Still, it’s been good and full of optimism, which is good.

I had a great holiday season, which actually included a semi-white Christmas. I can’t recall the last time there was snow on the ground for Christmas in my city. The actual snow day was horrible, but the results were pretty. I guess you can I broke even.

Recently, I realized that my January Lust-Have List is mostly things I should’ve asked to get for Christmas, but didn’t. What an ultimate face in palm moment?! Still, here is the list of things that are currently at the top of my monthly wishlist.

LUST-HAVE LIST: January 2023

  • Down Alternative Mattress Pad – I’m about one more year away from buying a new mattress. So, in the mean time, I think this mattress pad will make the bed feel a little more comfy and cozy.
  • Crop Straight Leg Grey Denim – I’m on the hunt for a pair of cropped straight leg pair of denim like this pair. A perfect all year neutral pair of jeans.
  • Bluetooth Projector – Every January, there is one thing I regret not asking for Christmas. This is year, I regret not asking for a projector,which will be perfect for bedroom.
  • Black Quitled Top Handle Purse – I’m loving the srtuctured, but edgy look to this purse. Looks expensive, but it costs under $90.
  • Liquid Blush in Love – I have yet to try anything from Rare Beauty, but I’ve heard and seen nothing but great results with their liquid blush. The color ‘Love’ looks liek the perfect flush of pink for me.
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