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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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 17, 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 17, 2019

TGIF!

Hopefully, this is the last week of me not having a “planned” schedule. As a person of habit, I can adapt to small changes in my schedule here and there. However, to spend most of the week in the dark about what days I’m in the office or not has been difficult. Thankfully, I now know what I days I need to be in the office, which allow to confidently plan other meetings and appointments. My poor daily planner has been look less scheduled and more scattered. It irks me so bad when I have to scratch out a plan and scribble a little note next to it to explain why I did it. Also, I love a clean schedule, too.

Today, I don’t have to go into the office, but I do have a meeting this afternoon. Until then, I plan to stay in my cool apartment until it’s time for me to leave, because is was super hot yesterday. I think the temps today are supposed to be hot, too, and I’m not ready to deal with that. I looked so miserable yesterday, because it was so hot.

As for this weekend, I have a lot of work to catch up on, which includes some rest. I’m just craving for consistency and looking for anyway I can get it.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the links in this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 17, 2019

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SKIN ESSENCE: Your Skin’s New BFF

A few weeks ago, my skin and I were going through it bad! I was going through some career drama, which lead to stress and my skin showing the signs. So, I did what I usually do when my skin acts up; go back to the basics. I broke out my simple skincare routine and strayed away from strong ingredients. However, all of my night time moisturizers were too heavy and/or strong to use. Plus, since it’s starting to warm up, I know I didn’t want nor need anything to heavy. Enter, skin essences! Skin essences are low key a must-have for every skincare products collection, no matter your skin type. Plus the right skin essence can bring out the best in other skincare products you use.

SKIN ESSENCE: Your Skin's New BFF

Skin essences have become my favorite product to use and I need more. I’ve tried a couple, but have many others I want ASAP! Keep reading to see why I’m a firm believer in an essence for you skin and the ones I personally love.

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IOTW: Split End Repair Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Eden Body Works Split End Repair Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Split End Repair Masque | STAINED COUTURE

This summer, like every summer, I have so many plans for my hair. However, like every summer, I fail to accomplish them. For the past couple of years, I’ve want to get everything from braids, fake dreads, to bundles to cankles. Despite me continuing to fail to get all the cute, protective styles, I do properly prepare my hair in case I do come through, one day. The main way I protect and prepare my hair is deep condition my hair weekly. My favorite deep conditioner masque that I’ve been using and loving is Eden Body Works Split End Repair Masque. Keep reading to find out all the reasons I love this masque.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 10, 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 10, 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad that it’s finally Friday. This week lasted for at least 8.5 days and you can’t tell me different.

The main reason my week was long is partly due to me starting a new job. I was supposed to only be there 2 days this week, but I ended up going in three days. It’s only been a few days, but so far, it’s been good. However, what made me so tired is that I have to figure out and get used to this new and different schedule. FYI, this is why posting was off over here this week.

I’ve been working for myself and from home for less than 2 months and I can’t believe how accustomed I got to not having to go to an actual office. However, having the desire and need to be in an actual working environment is the reason that I took this position. I didn’t realize just how important it is to work with others on a daily basis to help keep me sane and thriving. Now, I know!

It’s only part-time and I’m not scheduled to be there until Wednesday. So, I need to work on writing and prepping posts over these next couple of days. Plus, I need to also catch up on some housecleaning, because I forgot to change my sheets on Sunday and Monday. I’m so ashamed.

Since it’s supposed to be cloudy and/or rainy most of the weekend, it will be the perfect mood to light some incense, find a good 90s R&B playlist, and clean like it’s nobody’s business. What are your plans for this weekend? Share below. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this week’s reads as much as I did.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: May 10, 2019

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