Curating Makeup Stash

Like I mentioned yesterday, I want to start doing weekly decluttering. One area that I’ve grown accustomed to decluttering regularly is my makeup collection. It’s not at big as the one that 20-something me had, but it’s a perfectly curated makeup collection for mid-30s me. FYI, curating makeup and beauty stashes can be hard.

curating makeup stash

It took me years to get the courage to throw away makeup and beauty products I don’t use. It’s so beneficial to your life by having a curated makeup stash. Keep reading to see some tips to keep in mind the next time you decide to curate your makeup stash.

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Mindful Habits I’m Trying To Create

The act of mindfulness has been a buzz word for the past couple of years. Personally, I’ve been trying to be more mindful of various aspects of my life. In my opinion, mindfulness is an action that should be continuous and part of the everyday life. Although I go back and forth with trying to be more mindful in different areas, there are daily and weekly mindful habits that I’m wanting to add to my life.

Creating Mindul Habits

Being mindful about creating and adhering to new habits is on my to-do list this year. Keep reading to see what mindful habits I’m looking to create in my life.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 2, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up February 2, 2018

Are you ready for Superbowl Sunday?! If football isn’t your thing, there’s always the commercials and halftime show, which is starring fellow Memphian Justin Timberlake. So, you can get into that. FYI, I’m rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles I always root for the underdog if my team isn’t playing.

Also, Superbowl Sunday is also the last day of my fast. I’ve been without coffee and fast food for almost 3 weeks. I could care less about the latter, but me and coffee have been BFFs for years. Actually, I fast off of coffee every year when I do this corporate fast with my church. However, it’s been rough this year and I’ve been wanting coffee hard. I’ve been substituting coffee with soy chai lattes and their great and all. Still, I miss my morning coffee runs and 3pm coffee breaks to get a quick surge to finish the rest of my day.

Aside from watching the big game on Sunday, I finally have the time to get my hair dyed and a blowout on Saturday. My roots are long overdue for a touch-up. These strands of grey and silver in my hair need to go like 3 months ago.

Well, I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: February 2, 2018

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LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2018

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

Lust-Have List February 2018

After what felt like the longest month in the history of months, it’s finally February. February is a meaningful month to me for many reasons. My mom’s birthday is this month (17th), it’s Black History Month, and we’re so much closer to spring.

I just want spring to hurry up, because I’m sick of this bi-polar weather. First of all, I already have a hard time trying to pick out clothes the night before. So, being below freezing on one day and in the low 60s the next is for the birds and the reason everyone is sick.

I’m so ready for spring. I’ve already picked a weekend to do my spring cleaning and I’ve picked out the vibe I’m going for; minimalist on vacation. You should be able to get a view with some of the items on this month’s Lust-Have List. Keep reading to get all the deets!

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BODY TONERS: Am I Missing Out?

One of my favorite steps in my skincare routine is applying toner. Toners are awesome, because they help tone and soothe your skin. However, they also help assure you that your face is cleans preps your skin for the next step of a serum and/or moisturizer. I love it, but I never thought to think about toners for your body. Needless to say, now that I know body toners are a “thing”, that’s all I want to try.

Body Toners

Just like face toners, body toners are used to help tone your skin and, at times, treat it. Currently, I’ve been doing the absolute most with my nightly showers with all of my layers of cleansing and moisturizing. I guess I can squeeze in one more step, especially if it will have my body glowing like slick seal laying out in the sun. #SkinGoals

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