LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2019

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s July, which means we have officially reached the half-way mark of 2019. Aside for July having one of my favorite holidays and birthdays for my dad and sister, it’s the beginning of a transition going on in my life. The last few months have been mad stressful, but the stress is starting to lift this month. Lord permitting, August will be the official start of a new chapter in my life, which I’m so excited.

I haven’t been shopping much and have been hitting empty on so many products. Therefore, this list was about to be a filled with makeup and skincare, but I digress. I’ll probably do a new beauty wants post soon, instead. Thankfully, I was able to reign it in and find some other non-beauty products to want and stalk.

So, check out the few things I want this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2019

  • The Austin Crossbody Bag – This crossbody is a perfect bag for summer, because it’s not too big or small. However, the cool structured design and bright red shade will work all year.
  • Topshop Fawn Studded Platform Sandals – Do you see these sandals and how chic they look? They’re also available in black, but I can’t pass on most cognac brown leather accessories.
  • Born This Way Super Coverage Foundation – I recently ran out of my Bare Minerals foundation, which I loved to the last drop. Although I do plan to repurchase it in the future, I want to finally try to the Born This Way foundation, but the high coverage formula. I love super  coverage foundations, because they can also double as a concealer.
  • Lolita Huggie Earrings – Despite me really being into statement earrings, I can’t fight this new trend of huggie earrings. These super cute huggies from Shashi are at the top of my list and are available in red or clear. I want both, but I chose the red pair, because ruby is the birthstone for July.
  • Verb Ghost Oil – I’m currently going through my annual phase of wanting to take care of my hair. I’ve heard of Verb, but never saw a product that made me want to buy it. Well, that is until I saw this Ghost Oil, which is a daily, lightweight oil for your hair. Plus, it’s supposed to make the hair shaft feel soft and look glossy. I want it.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 28, 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: June 28, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Hey, ya’ll, hey. *deep sigh* I’m so glad that it’s Friday, but I honestly don’t know why. I spent most of this week off of work, but did a lot of running around. I had some meetings, interviews, and other obligations, which is probably why this week felt really long.

Also, this is the last Link-End Round-Up of June 2019, which feels like it lasted for a while. June is the first month in a while that feels like it lasted forever, because I was planting a lot of life seeds. However, those seeds have started to grow and they should start sprouting leaves in July and (hopefully) fully bloom in August.

As for this weekend, I plan to lock myself in the house and get some work done. My freelance work has picked up over the past couple of months and I’m super grateful. However, working for yourself and from home can get overwhelming and boring, but it’s what I’m doing this weekend. Plus, the weather is going to be somewhat crappy, which makes it a perfect time to stay in the house.

Well, I hope you all have a great weekend and try to do something that makes you feel good. Plus, check out the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 28, 2019

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NEON ACCESSORIES: Pink and Green

I used to hate Summer. Being hot and sticky while praying that my primer du’jour can keep my makeup from sliding off my face isn’t great. However, I’ve find one high point of summertime; color fun summer accessories. Most summers, I tend to mix and play with different colors and/or patterns. However, this year, I’m all about neon accessories.

NEON ACCESSORIES: Pink and Green | STAINED COUTURE

Actually, I always break out a pop of neon here and there every summer, because neon is summer. Seriously, if you’ve seen me in person or my feet on IG, then you will notice that I’ve been wearing a fun neon yellow or orange polish. However, this summer, I’ve been vibin’ more with neon pink and neon green accessories. Still looking for the perfect neon green polish.

Check out my favorite neon green and pink finds. Trust me, this list is going to keep growing over the next couple of months.

Pink and Green Neon Accessories

  • Neon Pink Nail Polish Duo – It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to find a good neon pink polish that doesn’t take 20 coats to get the perfect hue of fluorescent pink. I have faith in Nails Inc. polish and think that the neon pink in this duo will be amazing. I might pick this up this weekend.
  • Vinyl Visor – I wish my head size would allow me to be a cap person, but thank goodness for visors. This smoke and neon green visor is perfect and super affordable.
  • Fringe Drop Earrings – My love of statement earrings are back for Summer’19 and why not get a pair of flamingo pink fringe drop earrings. Bauble Bar has really been trying to invade my bank account.
  • Translucent Visor Sunglasses – Okay, these visor sunglasses aren’t technically neon, but would look great with some neon pink pieces.
  • Animal Print Heeled Sandals – These shoes make me so mad! They make me mad, because I want both pair. Unfortunately, neither are available in my size and probably won’t be, because Zara rarely restocks.
  • Neon Translucent Crossbody – My favorite neon accessory ever is a neon bag in a simple design. This neon crossbody is also available in neon pink, but I always fancy a neon purse.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 21, 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: June 21, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Raise your cup of coffee, tea, or whatever you’re sipping this morning, because we’ve reached another Friday.  I really hope you all had an amazing week, because I did. Despite me having some stressful moments at work, life outside of work was pretty great. After being in an intense season of praying, I finally got some great news. Actually, I can’t wait to share it with ya’ll. I’m in a really good spirit and I feel that this is just the beginning. I definitely feel blessed and that my prayers and hardwork is paying off.

I’ve been on go mode for the past few weekends and I’m not complaining. However, tomorrow, I just want to spend most of my day at home chilling and doing some work. I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve had a chill day and I really need one. I deserve!

June is almost over and I want to end this month off with a bang, because July is about to be a handful and I can’t wait. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-up as much as I did.

Have a great weekend and stop by Monday to see what product I’ve been loving.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 21, 2019

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