LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy February and Black History Month! I know this month’s Lust-Have List is little later than usual, but I’ve been really busy. Aside from trying to actually start the process of moving in less than 2 weeks, I’ve been trying to fight off a cold. As soon as I start to feel “sicky”, I break out the OTC meds, sip tea, and rest. Thankfully, it appears to be working, aside from having some slight fatigue and itchy throat for part of yesterday. No, it wasn’t ‘Rona, but I’m feeling about 90% myself.

As I mention, my move is right around the corner. I’ve started to collect boxes and paid my final rent for the place I’m at now – felt good to send them that final prorated payment. Now, I need to work on getting the big stuff done, which includes finding a mover and scheduling to have my utilities switched over. I forgot how much I hate moving. Hopefully, I will be at my new place for a minute.

Since I’m pretty much starting over with new furniture and décor, I made a concerted effort to not include any of that stuff in my Lust-Have List for February. However, I pretty sure I need all the things that I did mention, too.

LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2021

  • Lemonade Smoothing Scrub – I haven’t been exfoliating my skin as much as I should and it’s starting to show. I’ve been seeing this new facial scrub from Ole Henriksen all over social media. Although, I’m not one to fall for products are paid to promote, I’ve had some good experiences with Ole Henriksen products in the past. So, I’m down to give this one a try.
  • Initial Oversize Hoodie – In case you are new around here, I love anything with  my initials and oversized. So, this hoodie from Good American is speaking my language. According to Punxsutawney Phil, we still have a few more weeks of winter left and to wear hoodies.
  • Apple Watch Gold Mesh Band – My apple watch is becoming more clutch in my life and she deserves to look appreciated. I think I’m sold on adding a gold mesh band and I spotted this one online for less than $50. Might be my Valentine’s day gift to myself.
  • Pattern Beauty Styling Cream – Currently, I’ve been wearing my hair naturally curly to help strengthen it while it grows. A couple of weeks a go, I picked up the travel version of the Pattern Beauty Styling Cream. This cream is so good! It’s not heavy and moisturizes and softens my curls, So, I have to get the bigger jar, which I might do this weekend.
  • Pink Miracle Sneaker Cleaner – Last year, during the lockdown, I restarted my love of collecting sneakers. However, now that I wear them more, I need to get a good sneaker cleaner. I’ve heard and seen nothing but good things about this one. Plus, it comes with a brush for deep cleaning.
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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 29, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 29, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 29, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Can you believe that this is the last Friday of January? January felt long (as usual), but not as long as it usually does. However, I’m so ready for February, because I have some big plans.

The most important thing I have to do next month is move – finally! I’m so excited, because it’s a little more modern than my current place. Plus, it’s in walking distance to my 9-5, stores, and restaurants. My new place is lot smaller than my current apartment, which is what I wanted. Now, I get to decorate this new space and make it all cozy, homey, and me. So, be on the lookout for some more home and lifestyle content.

My plans for this weekend is nothing but work. I recently started a part-time job (more on that at a later time) and I have to be there for most of the day tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it at this moment, but I know that will change when I get there. Sunday, I’m working a few OT hours at my 9-5 helping with our Zoom presentations for The MakeUp Show, which is all virtual this year. It’s really interesting! You should check it out if you get a chance.

Here’s to a good weekend and checkout these articles I really loved this past week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 29, 2021

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IOTW: ABH Liquid Eyeliner

Item of the Week: ABH Liquid Eyeliner

Item of the Week: ABH Liquid Eyeliner | STAINED COUTURE

Liquid eyeliner is my favorite eye product – no debate. Unfortunately, ever since I can’t seem to find my beloved L’oreal liquid liner, it’s been hard trying a replacement. There have been some hits here and there, but no real competition. However, I think I found a real contender in the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid liner. It’s the only liquid liner that I’ve been using for months and it hasn’t let me down at all. Keep reading to see why I’m all in with this ABH liquid liner.

First, let’s start with the pigment – she is pigmented. It’s been said that liquid liner isn’t ideal for older eyes. Well, for one, my eyes don’t really show my age. For two, I don’t care, because a good pigmented liquid liner makes my eyes pop. The black is the perfect dark, but not too dark liner. Too dark of a liner can look harsh on you, which no body wants.

As for the longevity through the day? Oh, she stays in place all day! This liquid liner is water-resistant and didn’t even budge during a mini breakdown, because FedEx put one of my deliveries on the wrong truck. So, yeah, this liner stays put all day and removes easily with a gentle oil cleanser.

I love the felt tip on the liner, because it helps the liner glide on easily and precisely.

My eyes are very sensitive, especially my left eye. However, I’ve yet to experience any irritation when wearing it. So, that sealed the deal that I will be buying this liquid eyeliner for many years to come.

You can find the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid liner at more ABH retailers and retails for $18.

Have you tried the ABH liquid eyeliner? If so, thoughts?

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 22, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 22, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 22, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! I know I’ve been M.I.A, but 2021 came in weird. Not to mention, I’ve been working towards so many plans and goals, that I’ve been running out of time. However, I felt the need to break out into my login information and do a Link-End Round-Up.

This week was pretty decent! Although the I didn’t get to watch the inauguration live, I did watch the important parts. However, my favorite images were the fashions – there was something for everyone. The colorful monochromatic looks, luxe textures, and even some drip in the form Dior 1s were amazing to see.

As for my plans this weekend? Well, ya girl is finally moving in a few weeks and I know it’s going to creep up on me So, this weekend, I need to call to schedule my utilities and renter’s insurance to transfer. Although I’ve been downsizing my possessions for months so I wouldn’t have much to move, I still need to figure out how I’m going to move my bed and boxes. I hate moving. Hopefully, this the last time I’m going to have to move for awhile.

In the meantime, please check out these articles that I recently read and found helpful. Enjoy!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 22, 2021

 

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EMPTIES: December 2020

EMPTIES: December 2020

EMPTIES: December 2020 | STAINED COUTURE

Before it gets too late into January, let me go ahead and drop my Empties post for December. As you can see from the picture, I really didn’t use up too many products. This can be attributed to be overwhelmed by work, having to find a new apartment, and a cup or holiday depression. However, I did empty the clip on a few. Keep reading to see my final word on these items.

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