LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 23, 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: August 23, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Yay – Link-End Round-Up is back!

I hope you all had a great week. Personally, I spent most of the week trying to heal my skin from last week. For months, I haven’t been eating much dairy, sweets, nor soda. Last weekend, I did them all! So, as soon as I woke up on Monday morning, I knew I made a huge mistake. I had a couple of painful cystic acne spot and a few regular above the skin pimples. Needless to say, I was not happy.

Thankfully, my benzoyl peroxide face wash helped clear up the cystic acne pretty fast. After that, I spent the rest of the week slather my face with Vitamin E oil and scar cream, to avoid future acne marks. Needless to say, I’ve learned my lesson and will not consume that much dairy and sugar in 2 days.

I’m so excite for this weekend, because I don’t have any plans – other church. So, I’m so excited to have no obligations and it feels good.

Here’s to an amazingly chill weekend and please enjoy the reads in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 23, 2019

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Portable Hygiene for Summer

Did you know that last month, July, was the hottest month ever? Well it was and I totally believe it. Not only can the heat test your energy, but also your personal hygiene. Thankfully, there are some portable hygiene products that can allow us to look and feel good on the go.

Portable Hygiene for Hot Weather | STAINED COUTURE

Keep reading to find out more about these three little packets that have been living in numerous spots in my life all summer.

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ITEM OF THE WEEK: AcneFree Acne Cleanser

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: AcneFree Oil Free Acne Cleanser.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Oil Free Acne Cleanser | STAINED COUTURE

For the past few weeks, I’d been needing another face wash for acne. Eventually, I randomly picked up a new face wash – AcneFree Oil Free Acne Cleanser. So far, it’s been great and so worthy to be this week’s Item of The Week. Keep reading to see why I think so.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 2, 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: August 2, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

First Friday of August!

Last month, I was all about trying to get my life on track. For August, I want to focus on time management – I’ve been failing at it these past few weeks. I’ve been trying to accustom to my new schedule and juggling all of my responsibilities. This is the reason that I haven’t been posting as consistently as I’m accustomed to doing.

Trying to juggle managing a blog, freelance jobs, and a full-time job can be tedious. However, once I figure out a schedule, I’ll be okay – I’ve done it before.

My focus for this month is time management, but my focus for this weekend is peace. I’ve had a stressful week that started with me paying around $700 to replace my radiator, because my A/C went out in my car last week. Plot twist: my A/C still doesn’t work and now I need to replace my A/C compressor or something or another that’s going to cost me almost $1000. Ha.

That’s a dilemma that me in 2 weeks will have to ponder paying to get done. Now that I’ve found a good waterproof makeup routine and don’t spend much time in my car, I might be able to hold this off for awhile. We’ll see.

This weekend, I want to the less stuff, as possible. I’m thinking binging this season of Big Brother while eating snacks – everything I was supposed to do last weekend instead of buying a new radiator.

Let’s hope we all have a chill and stress-free weekend. Please enjoy the links in the week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: August 2, 2019

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LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019

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

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

How was your July? Mine was exhausting, amazing, stressful, and fulfilling – to name a few. However, like I mentioned last month, it was definitely the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I’m still excited about my future.

It’s hard to believe that it’s August, which means it will be Christmas in a few weeks. Well, it will feel like it, because the rest of the year zooms by once August hits. Crazy.

Although the fall weather doesn’t tend to show up until September, that doesn’t mean that I’m not eyeing some cute style inspo or fall. However, it will be a while before I buy anything. So, you will notice that there are a coupe of fall-friendly pieces I’m wanting in this month’s Lust-Have List. If you’ve read this far, share with me something you’re hoping to buy this month in the comment.

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2019

  • Small Twisted Gold Hoop Earrings – I have 2 holes in my ears, but I’ve been trying to keep them close to get them replaced in a different spot. Once I do, I want to put in a small gold hoop earrings likes these twisted ones from Mejuri.
  • Faux Snake Skin Ankle Strap Sandals – I’m so annoyed that I don’t have a cute pair of faux snake skin sandals and these Vince Camuto ones are perfect.
  • Small Box Satchel – I still love small bags, but I’ve been wanting a small boxy one. It would be nice if I could find one similar to this by Yuzefi – just cheaper.
  • Overnight Facial Peel – Ever since Target announced their newest skincare brand, Versed, I’ve been wanting to try it out. Currently at the top of my must-try list is the overnight peel, because I love skincare products that work overnight.
  • Crop Plus Size Plaid Trousers – Last fall, I found a pair of cropped wide leg plaid pants that I love and got plenty of compliments. This year, I want another pair, but straight leg or fitted. I spotted these on Just Fab and I think these are the one.
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