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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018

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

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday and Pre-Royal Wedding Day! I have to admit that I recently jumped on the royal wedding bandwagon when a couple of friends added me to a group text message. Not to mention all the family drama from Meghan’s family, which is really effed up of her family. Hopefully all the drama won’t deter from their special day, which I plan to be up watching.

I’m actually looking forward to this weekend for the simple fact that I don’t plan to do anything except relax. However, I do need to dedicate a good hour to cleaning out my makeup area and medicine cabinet, because it’s long overdue. Plus, I want to make sure I’m not using any expired makeup or skincare, which is horrifying. Also, if you haven’t cleaned out your make-up and skincare collections, you might want to do this, as well.

Another thing I might do is go to one of the local farmer’s markets, because I have yet to go this year. Either the weather has been crappy and/or I have a prior engagement. Oh right, the wedding. Well, let’s hope I can go next week.

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you planning to be up at the crack of “So, this is what 5am looks like on Saturday.”, too? Feel free to share and please enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 18, 2018

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IOTW: Micellar Foaming Face Wash

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product we’re currently loving. This week: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Face Wash.

ITEM OF THE WEEK | Micellar Foaming Face Wash

One of the things I dread to do after a long day is wash my face. Although I love the feeling of clean skin, I don’t always enjoy the process. Not to mention, the main objective is to thoroughly clean your face, which can be a process. Although I still love and primarily double cleanse my face, I wanted a good one and done product. While spending way too much time in Ulta, I walked up on this micellar foaming face wash. Like most skincare junkies, I love micellar water. However, I was intrigued this this was a micellar foaming cleanser and felt like I needed to give this a try for a few reasons.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 11, 2018

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

Link-End Round-Up: May 11, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, folks! I hope you all had a good week, because mine was surprisingly enjoyable. My work load wasn’t that hectic, I completed my leadership class weekend, which means I got my Monday nights back. Also, after a couple of months to let my nails get stronger, I was finally got my nails done yesterday. I feel like a refreshed woman!

There was one downside to this week; the heat! All that complaining about winter not wanting to end has come back to slap me in the face with 90 degree weather. I guess we’re not getting spring this year. Now, I have to get into summer mode, because I was not prepared for this heat so soon. The other night, it was 80 degrees at 10 p.m. Uncalled for, in my opinion. I had to pull out my fan from my spare bedroom.

Anyway, here’s to a calm, cool, and relaxing weekend. Also, try to find some time to do some self-care, such as an at-home manicure or some multi-masking while watching your favorite guilty pleasure movie.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 11, 2018

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 4, 2018

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

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OMG! This week had me all over the place and in my feelings more than once. I encounter work-related obstacles and relationship obstacles that had me boiling with anxiety. Thankfully, nothing boiled over and eventually calmed down…for now.

Also, I just realized this is the first LERU of May. I don’t know about ya’ll, but it already feels like May is halfway over. Maybe it’s just me, because this week was draining for me. Thankfully, I’m feeling in a better mood and my office building is having a Cinco de Mayo party this afternoon. Last year, they had margaritas with actual tequila and I’m hoping they do again this year. Last year, I didn’t go to work that day, but I plan to be there this year.

However, I won’t be doing much drinking, because I have a retreat to attend to wrap up this leadership class I’ve been taking through my church. It’s been so good and I’ve been implementing lessons learned into my every life and at work. However, it’s also has helped me see the lack of leadership in the same places. Can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s Cinco de Mayo outfit post, I have some invites to some awesome parties tomorrow. However, I don’t think I’m going to have the time or energy to go to any, but we’ll see.

In the meantime, have a great weekend and live it up. Also, I might drop another Cinco de Mayo post tomorrow. So, stop by and see!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 4, 2018

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eSTYLIST: Cinco de Mayo Day Party

Isn’t it awesome when a fun holiday falls in the weekend; like 4th of July? This year, Cinco de Mayo falls this Saturday and I already have 3 different Cinco de Mayo day party invites. However, I’m not sure if I’m going to make it to any of them, because I have a meeting all that morning and then I have to serve at church that evening. So, I might be a little too pooped to fall through any of them.

eSTYLIST | Cinco de Mayo Day Party 2018

Still, I’m contemplating going to one and if I do, I’m thinking a cute and casual dress with minimal accessories. I have this super sweet printed dress that I got from Old Navy last year that I never got around to wearing, but I don’t have any cute and comfortable sandals to go with it. I guess I need to hurry up and decide if I’m going or not. If so, I have some shopping to do.

My dress from ON is no longer available, but I did find a similar one. Keep reading to see what I think is a cute contender for any Cinco de Mayo day party.

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