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LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2021

Happy August! I know I’m late to the party, but I needed to take a mental break from a lot things. This not only included social media, people, and places, but also the blog. Actually, I was planning on waiting until September (my b-day month) to make a grand re-entrance. However, I just felt like “why not now?” and that’s why I’m here. Plus, there are so many things I want to share with y’all, including the things I’ve been eyeing.

So, keep reading to see this month’s Lust-Have List. Better late than never. However, I must admit that it’s upsetting me and my inner homegirl that the last post I did was the Lust-Have List for July. I don’t like the way it looks, but I digress.

LUST-HAVE LIST: August 2021

  • Mid-Century Green Peel and Stick Wallpaper – I’m ready to start making my dining area look like a dining space. Although I’m still looking for the perfect table and chairs. This graphic wallpaper will  make the small nook look defined and maybe bigger. Plus, it’s renter-friendly wallpaper, which is almost as functional and fabulous as dresses with pockets.
  • Geo Print Peplum Top – I’m ready for fall, especially the fashion. This peplum top from the ELOQII for Walmart collection is the perfect transitional piece from Summer to Fall. Love this print so much?
  • Ouidad Intense Curl Cream – During this little hiatus, I started going on daily walks – almost daily. It only took me 5 minutes into the first walk in the summer heat that walking in summer heat is only for my naturally curly hair. Since I’ve been solely wearing my hair curly for the past couple of months, I’ve been looking for a good hair cream for curly hair. This one from Ouidad seems like a winner. My curls have loved the other Ouidad products in the past.
  • Faux Leather Wide Leg Pants – I haven’t owned a pair of leather pants since I was in junior or high school. Love these faux wide leg pair from Nordstrom and they’re size inclusive. However, I think I will size down in these to avoid to the too oversized look.
  • Light Green Fax Snakeskin Purse – Look at this purse! Not too big and can work dressed up or down. A vibe.

 

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LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy July and also the beginning of the second half of 2021! July has started off pretty good for me. Spent my extended holiday finally being able to see some of my friends/favorite people ever after a whole year. Plus, I ate all the grilled food and kicked it with loved ones as they blew up fireworks for hours. Needless to say, but I definitely had a great and lazy extended weekend. Unfortunately, that caused me to delay putting out this month’s Lust-Have List, but better late than never.

While I mentally try to figure what I’m going eat since I’ve given up meat for the next month, read to see what items I’m wanting this month.

LUST-HAVE LIST: July 2021

  • Pink Bandana Socks – I don’t usually like wearing socks, but when I do I like for them to have a fun pattern. Love the pink bandana print of these socks, which also come in blue and green.
  • The Lip Bar Brickhouse Liquid Matte Lipstick – Recently cam to realization that matte lips work better on me than glosses and lipstick textures. One of my favorite matte lipsticks is The Lip Bar Bawse Lady. So, I feel like I will equally love their Brickhouse shade, which is slightly browner than BL. Therefore, I need it.
  • Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit – I’ve been wanting a easy and versatile jumpsuit that I can dress up or down. Spotted this gem over at ASOS and it checked off all the boxes. Plus, it’s available in normal and plus sizes.
  • Faux Snakeskin Chunky Sole Slide Sandal – Feel like my closet is disappointed in me that I don’t have these sandals in my closet already. I feel like they would go with almost everything.
  • Peacock Table Lamp with Jungalow – When the Target and Jungalow collaboration was announced, I was ecstatic. However, when they showed that this lamp would be part of the collection, I was in love. I told myself that if this lamp is still available at the end of the month, I would buy it as an early B-Day gift to myself. So, we shall see.
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EMPTIES: May 2021

EMPTIES: May 2021

EMPTIES: May 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Before I forget, again, let me go ahead and share what products I used up way back in May.

EMPTIES: May 2021

Let’s start off with a perfume! Have I ever shared a perfume in an empties post before? I can’t recall, but this is KVD Beauty’s Saint Eau de parfum. Unfortunately, I believe that they discontinued this scent, which explains why I got it so cheap. However, I really did enjoy this scent – floral with warm notes of vanilla and jasmine. It was a great all year, everyday scent. I would have totally bought it again if it was still available. This will be missed.

Next, let talk about sunscreen, which I can talk about everyday. Since I’m a firm believer in using sunscreen everyday, it’s not surprising that I went through 2 last month. The first one I used up was La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen. This was a nice addition to my sunscreen collection. The reason I picked it up, it that’s perfect if you have sensitive and/acne-prone skin. Since it’s oil-free, it doesn’t clog the skin nor aggravate the skin. I would definitely by this one again.

The second sunscreen that I squeezed every drop out of was the Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50. I seriously love this sunscreen and would wear everyday, if I could. The only thing I hate about it the price per amount. The container is pretty small for the price point and it’s only available in one size. This is the second tube I’ve used of this. So, needless to say, I would buy this again…if can get it on sale.

Another Lancome product that I used up was their Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate serum. Thankfully, my skin and I really enjoyed this serum considering the price. With consistent use, I did notice some major improvements in my skin. The serum has a nice blend of skin-living ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and vitamin C. If you looking for an effective and easy anti-aging serum, this is the one for you. I think it’s well worth the money and would definitely buy it again.

Finally, another serum and hyaluronic acid product, but from The INKey List. I think I go through 1-2 of these bottles a year, but they are really good and affordable. I think I may start buying them 2-3 at a time, because why not.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 4, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 4, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 4, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Whew, the weekend is here! Although this was a short work week, it definitely didn’t feel like it. However, I did expect it, because work still accumulates over the weekend. So, throwing in an extra just means more than usual. However, it just made me appreciate my long lazy weekend even more.

As for this weekend, I have plans to meet up with a friend tomorrow for a little dinner. Also, I plan to have lunch with my “church nieces”, which I’m excited about doing. They asked if I wanted to meet them for lunch, which makes me smile and tear up. It makes me happy because they want to spend time with me and sad, because they are old enough to drive and meet me. I used to be the chaufer! *tears up* Still, I’m excited to see them and catch up to see and hear what the teens are up to outside of what I see on TikTok.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to this weekend and I hope you enjoy yours! Please take a quick minute to read some of the links in this week’s Link-End Round-Up; there are some real good reads. I highly suggest everyone reads the one about introverts and extroverts, because it was quite informative. There’s even a link to a survey about which side do you lean more towards. I’m still an introvert, according to the survey. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 4, 2021

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SELF-CARE: 3 Things I Do Most Mornings

I’m one of those people that always try to find things that bring me peace and joy everyday. No matter how small or insignificant it may be OR how if it’s not an instant gratification. This is one of the reasons I’m very big into self-care. If it brings me joy, I proclaim that I’m doing it in the name of self-care.

Self Care Morning Routine | STAINED COUTURE

Because I am into self-care, I try incorporate as many moments of self-care into my day as possible. However, I feel that the moments I create in the morning are the best and they tend to dictate the rest of my day. Keep reading to see the 3 things that I try to do every morning in the name of self-care.

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