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LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2019

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2019

It’s June and I’m so anxious for this month, because I have a feeling some major things are going to happen in my life this month. Well, I’m praying for some big BIG things to move in my life this month. Even they don’t, the reason won’t be have anything to do with my grind.

Other than working my butt off, I really want to become more mindful of my feelings. Since I try to avoid conflict as much as possible, sometimes I suppress my feelings just to remove myself from any possible. Unfortunately, those feelings and thoughts can linger with me days after the conversation has ended. So, yeah, being more verbal with how people make me feel is something I’m working on for June.

Another thing I’m working on is trying to perfect my cool, relax looks for the summer. This is going to be one super hot summer and I’m just trying to look as cute as I can fighting a stream of sweat from rolling my face. Keep reading to see what items I’m coveting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: June 2019

  • Inst-Grip Jelly Makeup Primer – Since I’ve realized that Dermablend makeup is pretty amazing, I’ve been wanting to try more from them. Theire new primer is at the top of the list. What has interested me is that it’s a jelly primer and I love the pump applicator.
  • Mamonde Deep Pore Cleanser Stick – A couple of years ago, I was obsessed with face cleansing sticks, but it’s been a while since I used. I’ve been having some congestion on my cheeks, which is caused from make-up setting up shop in my large pores. So, I’m itching to try this deep cleansing stick from the K-Beauty brand, Mamonde.
  • Melissa Papete + Rider Sandals – Ever since I saw Derria of What Would Derria Wear these sandals in yellow and neon orange, I’ve been obsessed with them. Unfortunately, I can’t find them in my size in that color combo. I’m still looking, but I do fancy them in the white and clear vinyl colorways, too. Plus, it has a gentle trim of yellow, which I love.
  • Vinyl Shopper – I feel like I’ve been eyeing cute vinyl bags for years, but I still haven’t bought one. Maybe this vinyl shopper from Zara will break the curse. I the juxtaposition of a clean design paired with a interesting smoky pink vinyl material. Plus, I love how you can remove the strap carry it as a satchel.
  • Beyond The Stars Bun Pin – If you ever run into me on any given day, there’s a 99% chance that my hair will be in some form of a bun. So, since I can’t give up this lazy girl hairstyle, I might as well glam it up a bit. Kitsch, the online mecca of cute hair accessories, have these gorgeous bun pins. You can style that bun on the crown of your head with an accessory that looks like a crown. So adorable.

In the comment section, share one thing that you’ve been eyeing and want to get this month.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 31, 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: May 31, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends!

Not only is it the last day of the work week, but also the last day of the month. This month has been a rollercoaster for me, but it’s definitely been a learning experience. Personally, I feel like I’ve experienced every emotion, other than grief, this month. However, in hindsight, I feel that this month set me up to experience some really good things. Unfortunately, the not knowing is stressing me out, but it’s part of the process.

So, this weekend is my 20th high school reunion, but I’m not sure how much I’m going to participate. The festivities kick off tonight, but it’s at a club and I don’t do clubs. I’m really trying to urge me to go to picnic tomorrow, but I really don’t want to go. So, I’m going to have to find someone to convince me to go. I’m pretty sure my sister will get me to go.

To be honest, I think I need a day to sit in peace and to myself. It’s one of the things I do to strengthen my mental health. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able get a day off for a few more days.

To end this on a positive note, I hope you all get some rest this weekend and enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 31, 2019

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 24, 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: May 24, 2019

Hey, Friday! You feel very hot today and I’m not happy about it. However, it’s the beginning of a long weekend and I’m willing to call us even.

I can’t wait to leave work tonight, because I need to hit my leasing office to secure my pool pass. Yes, the pool opens this weekend and I’m sure it’s going to be packed like a can of sardines. However, I plan to be one of those sardines, because the temperatures have been in the high 90s. It’s been miserable and I deserve to float in a pool for a couple hours a day this weekend.

Other than floating in a pool, my plans for this weekend is to avoid being outside at all costs. This means I’m not going to anyone’s BBQ, because it’s this heat is not to be played with this weekend. However, I’m accepting plates if you deliver them.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this long weekend and get some smoked ribs for me. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s edition of Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 24, 2019

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eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

This week has been long and I can’t express how thrilled I am that this is long weekend. Yes, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. For me, it’s going to be a lazy weekend and I will dress as such. This edition of eStylist is definitely lazy, but cute.

eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

I know that most people spend this extended weekend by going out of town or hitting up BBQs. I’m not mad at those options, but I want to be left alone this weekend. This weekend also marks the beginning of Summer, but it’s been feeling like summer all week. Girl, I’m talking about consecutive days in the high 90s, which feels miserable.

Thankfully, the pools in my apartment open this weekend, which gives you an idea of where I plan to be this weekend. Also, I need to break out all my shorts and summer dresses, because it’s that time. We had a light winter, which means we’re probably going to have a sweltering summer. Ugh, I’m going to have to stock up on sunscreen and ingredients to make my fav lemon mint water. Hydration is key!

The look I’m feeling this weekend is throwback to pieces I owned back in the 80s; acid wash. Never saw this coming back, but I think I want to test it out this summer.

eSTYLIST: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

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IOTW: Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder | STAINED COUTURE

One of my favorite things to do is find something that makes me realize I’ve been wrong. For instance, one thing that I never thought existed was a banana powder that I could use under my eyes that would make my already yellow undertone skin look more yellow. I know, it might sound like I should want that, but it doesn’t look as good as it sounds. Well, it didn’t use to, but I now I know that a there is a magical banana powder out there that works perfectly for me and most skin tones. Ladies and gents, Dermablend’s Banana Powder is that magical powder. If you haven’t heard and/or tried this powder, but need a amazing banana powder; keep reading.

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