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IOTW: Cowrie Shell Necklace

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Shashi Cowrie Shell Necklace | STAINED COUTURE

I’ve been wanting to add more fun and unique jewelry to my life. I still love and want all the clean and simple minimalist jewelry I can collect. However, it’s nice to throw in unique pieces of jewelry in the mix. However, this cowrie shell necklace been one of my favorite pieces I’ve been wearing. Not to mention, I always get compliments on it. Keep reading for all the info about my new favorite piece of jewelry.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 25, 2019

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 25, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Whew…it’s finally Friday! Hope you all had a great week. My week? Whew, chillay! It felt long, but I had more highs than lows, which is a win in my book.

For most of the week, I was feeling “low” for no real reason. Actually, it felt like I was looking for things to justify my mood. In the end, I think the cold and rainy temps got to me, which kind of funny. However, the lack of sunlight/ Vitamin D can effect your mood in a negative way. Thankfully, the sun came back yesterday, as did my energy.

One thing that I a lot of this week, which irked me is the amount of times I at “takeout”. The majority of said purchases were from the restaurant in my office building and Whole Foods, but still. I spent way too much money this week when I could have just made and brought my own food. So, this weekend, I’m going to buy some more healthy office snacks that I can keep in my desk. There were a couple of times when I thought I was hungry, but only needed a bite or two to change my mind. So, snacks might be the way to go instead of full lunch.

Here’s to a relaxing week and a productive next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 25, 2019

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IOTW: Brevena Moisturizers

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Brevena Moisturizers.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Brevena Moisturizers | STAINED COUTURE

Over the past few months, I’ve tried different moisturizers to help combat dry skin while keeping my skin smooth and hydrated. However, I’ve used Brevena Daily Hydration Moisturizer and Restore & Hydrate Cream more than the others. Keep reading to read why these have been my go-to and this week’s Item of the Week.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

Happy Friday, peeps! I had a very emotional week; good and bad emotions. This week, I found myself feeling very sad and sympathetic for the 800,000+ federal workers who haven’t gotten paid in  over a month due to the government shutdown. Although a law was just passed that will give these employees back pay when the shutdown ends, it’s not enough. These employees are having to deal with the possibility of evictions, negative credit scores, and not having the money for daily necessities such as food and gas.

Although this situation made me feel grateful that I and no one in my family is currently going through this, it doesn’t outweigh the stress that those 800,000+ people and their families are going through. I just can’t fathom going through this and I pray that this ends sooner than later.

As for my weekend plans? Thankfully, I’ll have a chill weekend, which is just what I need. Last weekend, I did clean out my closet and bagged the clothes I no longer wear. So, I have another closet in my spare bedroom to purge, before I go to Goodwill to drop them off. I’ll do all that on Sunday during halftime of the NFL Playoffs. At this rate, I might not have much to during spring cleaning!

I hope you all have a good weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

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IOTW: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask | STAINED COUTURE

I feel myself sliding down a rabbit hole of sleeping face masks, but I’m okay. Actually, they became really clutch during the holidays. They were great to use on those cold, dry nights when my skin needed extra attention, but I didn’t have the time nor energy. Instead, I would slather on a soothing, hydrating mask, and then peacefully wake up to soft, supple skin. This Avocado Melt Sleeping mask from Glow Recipe is a new addition to my “Products that help me wake-up with glowing skin”. However, it’s been great and so worthy of being my favorite item of the week. Keep reading to see why.

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