LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 5, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 5, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 5, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you had a good week and that the first week of November treated you well. Mine was a mix of stress, joy, and productivity! In my November Lust-have list, I mentioned that I have a list of things that I want to check off before the year is out. Thankfully, I was able to scratch one thing off this week and I would’ve loved to scratch a couple of other ones off, too. Unfortunately, I had a hectic work week and helped a family member out with a couple of tasks. So, my sleep has been all over the place, but I’m planning to work on that this week.

I still can’t believe that we are in November, which means Thanksgiving will be here in a couple of weeks. Not to mention, everyone seems to be putting a rush order in for Christmas spirit, but I might be following suit. My BFF and I plan to go do a little window shopping next week to help me get an idea about what type of tree I want. I know me and I know I need to decide ASAP, because I will become overwhelmed with the options and say “nevermind”. Can you tell that I’m a Libra woman or what? lol

This weekend, one of my sister’s and I are going to go find me a wreath, because I never got around to finding one for fall. However, I’m not going to make that same mistake for winter and Christmas. Nope – not on my watch.

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend and bundle up, if needed. We’ve already had our first freeze warning here in Memphis, but it’s barely November. Yes, that’s making me nervous, but at least it may actually feel like winter this year.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 5, 2021

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LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Well, it’s November and that still feels wrong! It really feels like July was a couple of weeks ago, but it’s about to be a whole new year in less than 2 months. Although it feels weird, I’m ready for the holiday cheer. Like I mentioned before, this year is going to be a redo for last year’s “stress fest” that was my life in December 2020.

To prep myself for the holidays, I’ve decided to dedicate the next 2 weeks to some pre-holiday self-care. However, this self-care involves handling some adult business *coughs “IRS”* and adding some more vibes to my everyday space before tossing Christmas all over the place. Speaking of, after much consideration, I have decided to buy a Christmas tree this year. Ever since I moved out out the house my sister and I shared a few years, I never bought a tree. I usually go to other’s homes to give and open gifts, which made getting a tree seem unnecessary.

However, I want a tree this year because it’s the epicenter of Christmas decorations and I’m excited to decorate. I haven’t decide the color theme or even how tall of a tree I want, but it’s happening. Oh, and it will be artificial, because my life isn’t set up to maintain a real tree. Let me master a fiddle leaf first and then we will talk about a fresh tree in my living room.

I think the list of items on my November Lust-Have List is a perfect blend of cozy, but adult vibes. Check out the details below.

LUST-HAVE LIST: November 2021

  • Plus Size Tailored Camel Coat – I need a camel coat, because they are great to dress up or down. Plus, I’m loving the cuffs on this one from ASOS.
  • Dior Red Velvet Lipstick – I can never have too many red lipsticks, but this red velvet finish lipstick from Dior will put me at peak rich auntie mode.
  • Retinol and Dark Spot Treatment – Too many breakouts over the summer left some scars. They’ve been fading, but I would like to give this a try.
  • Plaid Thermal Set – It’s gotten cold already here in Memphis. So, I’m ready to start throwing some thermals on when I get home from work. Old Navy for the win,
  • Happy Face Slippers and Socks – First spotted these slippers on TikTok earlier this year and thought they were cute. Now, I’m obsessed and need them.

 

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 29, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 29, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 29, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Can you believe that it will be November on Monday?! Well, I can’t even though I feel like I’ve been saying that for the past couple of months. The past couple of weeks, it seems like I’ve been experiencing some remnants of Mercury being in retrograde. I lost my Covid-19 vaccine card and had to dispute a charge on my debit card, which means I had to cancel my card. However, I picked up my new vaccine card on Monday and my new debit card looks to be in the mail today. So, my life has been filled when some little obstacles here and there.

Still, it really feels weird that this year will be over in almost 2 months. Actually, I’m not mad, because I’m ready to remake up for my holiday season last year. The end of 2020 was a rough, because I was having to look for a new apartment while trying to get in the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, the latter didn’t happen and I was stressed and depressed. So, I’m ready to sleigh some bells and be holly this season!

Before we start thinking about where we are going for Thanksgiving and dust off those Christmas decorations, let’s wrap up this last weekend of October. Although it’s Halloween weekend, I got all my scary vibes out last weekend. So, this weekend, I’m focusing on finally getting my flu shot and start scheduling my holiday content. I even think the Christmas stations start this weekend! I’m getting kind of giddy y’all!

While try to calm down, please check out these articles I enjoyed this week. You might be able to tell, but I’ve been learning and researching about narcissist. They are fascinating and scary! Anyway, have a good weekend and be safe this Halloween weekend.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 22, 2021

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IOTW: NYX Lingerie XXL Matte Lipstick

ITEM OF THE WEEK: NYX Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick

ITEM OF THE WEEK: NYX Lingerie XXL Liquid Lipstick

Sometimes I can’t believe that I was ever a lip gloss only type of girl. Don’t get me, I still love a good lip gloss that makes my lips look like wet glass. However, there is just something about matte lipsticks that make them look better on me. However, if you see me in a moody matte lipstick, there is a 95% chance it’s from the NYX Lip Lingerie Matte Lipstick collection. I just love the NYX liquid matte lipsticks so much.

Keep reading to see why.

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