AROMATHERAPY: Creating a Vibe w/ Essential Oils

As a person who appreciates being left alone in their own space, it’s important to create a “vibe” for your space. This can include comfy seating, curated wall art, and lighting. However, my current favorite way to create my vibe is with essential oils. Yes, you can use essential oils for your skin and hair, but they are also great aromatherapy.

AROMATHERAPY with Essential Oils | STAINED COUTURE

I was a little late jumping on the aromatherapy train, but I’m not jumping off anytime soon. Keep reading to see how and why I’ve been into aromatherapy and essential oils.

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IOTW: Brevena Moisturizers

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Brevena Moisturizers.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Brevena Moisturizers | STAINED COUTURE

Over the past few months, I’ve tried different moisturizers to help combat dry skin while keeping my skin smooth and hydrated. However, I’ve used Brevena Daily Hydration Moisturizer and Restore & Hydrate Cream more than the others. Keep reading to read why these have been my go-to and this week’s Item of the Week.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 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: January 18, 2019

Happy Friday, peeps! I had a very emotional week; good and bad emotions. This week, I found myself feeling very sad and sympathetic for the 800,000+ federal workers who haven’t gotten paid in  over a month due to the government shutdown. Although a law was just passed that will give these employees back pay when the shutdown ends, it’s not enough. These employees are having to deal with the possibility of evictions, negative credit scores, and not having the money for daily necessities such as food and gas.

Although this situation made me feel grateful that I and no one in my family is currently going through this, it doesn’t outweigh the stress that those 800,000+ people and their families are going through. I just can’t fathom going through this and I pray that this ends sooner than later.

As for my weekend plans? Thankfully, I’ll have a chill weekend, which is just what I need. Last weekend, I did clean out my closet and bagged the clothes I no longer wear. So, I have another closet in my spare bedroom to purge, before I go to Goodwill to drop them off. I’ll do all that on Sunday during halftime of the NFL Playoffs. At this rate, I might not have much to during spring cleaning!

I hope you all have a good weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 18, 2019

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Easy Acne Skincare Routine

If you’ve been reading this blog for a minute, you might have seen my numerous skincare routines. Personally, I think you should at least 2 different skincare routines; morning and night. However, you should also have one for cold weather and hot weather, which I have. Another skincare routine I have is one for when I have breakouts. Thankfully, I don’t have berakouts as much as I used, but I still get them occasionally. Therefore, I need an easy acne skincare routine for when my face decides to erupt.

Easy Acne Skincare Routine | STAINED COUTURE

Like some people, my skin flares up mostly around the holidays due to stress and sugary treats. Typically, the products I use to clear up breakouts are gentle and natural face products, because the ingredients don’t further aggravate my skin. However, I was recently introduced to a new skincare line acne system; Kamedis. I’ve been using these products throughout the past couple of months and they’re currently staple products in my life. Keep reading for info about each item.

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IOTW: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask | STAINED COUTURE

I feel myself sliding down a rabbit hole of sleeping face masks, but I’m okay. Actually, they became really clutch during the holidays. They were great to use on those cold, dry nights when my skin needed extra attention, but I didn’t have the time nor energy. Instead, I would slather on a soothing, hydrating mask, and then peacefully wake up to soft, supple skin. This Avocado Melt Sleeping mask from Glow Recipe is a new addition to my “Products that help me wake-up with glowing skin”. However, it’s been great and so worthy of being my favorite item of the week. Keep reading to see why.

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