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IOTW: Eco Lip Overnight Lip Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Eco Lip Overnight Lip Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Eco Lips Overnight Lip Mask | STAINED COUTURE

My lips decided to put in a rush order for the dry lips that usually comes in the winter. Actually, it’s probably due to me not properly preparing my lips for my lip obsession; matte liquid lipsticks. So, for the past few weeks, I’ve been very dutiful in making sure I regularly exfoliate my lips. However, I feel the ultimate gamechanger was introducing my lips to this overnight lip mask by Eco Lips.

I’ve been using and loving this lip mask ever since it was gifted to me a few weeks ago. Keep reading to see why this has been one of favorite additions to my nighttime skincare routine.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 8, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 8, 2021

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 08, 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! I’m so grateful that I made it to the end of this work week. This first week of October has me feeling like this month is almost done, but in a good way. Not to mention, September was a very hectic for me, because I lost a little bit of my normalcy. However, I now know that I needed that to happen. Now, I can see how much I like and need a normal routine and schedule. Honestly, I’ve never been spontaneous and always do well with lists and schedules. So, now that I know that, I will go back to unapologetically relying on those tools in my life.

Speaking of schedules and plans, last weekend, I had plans to do some fun fall activities. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and decided to rain all weekend. So, I’m going to make up for them this weekend, which includes a trip to a local pumpkin patch. Actually, my sister and I go to this pumpkin patch every year to get a sample of their homemade pumpkin bread. It’s so good and worth acting like you’re going to buy a pumpkin! Well, we do buy a pumpkin every year out of guilt and knowing the funds are going to a good cause.

As usual, I hope you have great weekend and check out this week’s Link-End Round-Up.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: October 8, 2021

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EMPTIES: September 2021

EMPTIES: September 2021

EMPTIES: September 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

September was a chaotic month for me! Aside from turning 40, there were so many other birthday and celebrations to maneuver around. The only thing that seemed normal were the products I used up. All were products that I’ve used up before and loved. There were a couple that I loved so much that I bought the replacement before I used them up.

Keep reading get a revised review of the regulars in this month’s empties. Also, see which products I’ve already replaced and added back into my rotation.

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LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2021

LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy October and the beginning of spooky season! Not sure what has gotten into me, but…I think I’m want to partake in some spooky things. Of course, I will hit up a couple of pumpkin patches, but I craving some spooky things. Last year, Covid halted most “haunted” most experiences, but maybe there will be more options this year. We shall see.

October also means that month long spending freeze ended. Last month, I didn’t buy any new clothes and the little beauty products I did buy were necessities and with beauty discounts and gift cards. Therefore, I have some making up to do, because my wardrobe has been depressing me. It’s just too casual – sweats and tie dye tees – and not enough timeless and classic pieces. Plus, I need some new boots in all shapes and styles.

Honestly, this month’s Lust-Have List could’ve been nothing but clothes. However, I want and need more than clothes and you will be able to tell. So, check out the things at the top of my Lust-Have List for October.

LUST-HAVE LIST: October 2021

  • Laniege Moisture Cream – I picked this laniege moisture products for my birthday gift from Sephora. Since I love the Laniege hydrating toner, I wanted to test their moisture cream. It did not let me down. It’s lightweight and moisturizes the skin so good. So, I need to buy the full-size ASAP!
  • Ally Tall Stiletto Boot – Of course, spooky season is also the beginning of boot season. The tall faux leather boots from the JustFab x Ayesha Curry collection are perfect! They’re so perfect that they also come in gold AND for wide calf sizes.
  • Plaid Double-breasted Overcoat – This coat from the Nini Lotan x Target reminds me of my coat from 3rd grade that mom bought me from Sears. It came with a red scarf and it was popular. So, yes, I want this coat. Correction: I need this coat.
  • Bamboo B Card Holder – After years of using a key wallet, I’m ready to break the team up and have my wallet go solo. I really want a card holder, because I mostly carry cards in my wallet. So, no need for the extra space. Love this Brandon Blackwood Card holder with the bamboo earring trim. Dope.
  • Pink Glass Decanter – This decanter from West Elm is gorgeous and available in a few different hues. However, I love the softness of this pink. What I don’t love is the price tag, but I’m hoping to find a cheaper alternative or this one in the local West Elm outlet soon. *fingers crossed*
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eSTYLIST: Hey Fall 2021

eSTYLIST: Hey Fall 2021

eSTYLIST: Hey, Fall 2021 | STAINED COUTURE

It’s the first day of Fall, ya’ll! Surprisingly, the weather today has been fall-sy ; sunny and cool. I love it so much. As you can see, I love it so much, that I decided to do an eStylist post, which I feel like I haven’t done in forever.

Unfortunately, leggings and oversized shirts still have an intense hold on me and my wardrobe. Now that the weather is cooling off, it my inspire me to reach back in my closet. There should be some cute fall pieces from yesteryears dying to be worn again. Unfortunately, it may be time for me to finally buy a new pair of combat boots, because the ones I’ve been wearing for the past few years are giving out.

Actually, I was inspired by these slouchy, tall brown boots that are so affordable that everyone should own. Well, maybe not all of us, because I need to find out if they are big calves approved. Anyway, keep reading to get the details on this casual, but chic fall look.

eSTYLIST: Hey Fall 2021

  • Faux Suede Knee Scrunch Boots, $52, Walmart – Can you believe that these boots are from Walmart?! They look so good and perfect for any fall look.
  • Denim Shirt Jacket, $34, H&M – Oversized denim shirts are a must-have in every closet, because you can wear them as a shirt or jacket. You can’t go wrong wearing it either way with this look.
  • Mini A-Line Button-front cord skirt, $17, Target – These mini a-line cord skirts are everywhere this season – even Wally World have a some. However, you can find this one at Target and for under $20.
  • Medium Brown Patent Crossbody, $45, Aldo Shoes – A mini patent purse with gold hardware and in the perfect shade of cognac will take you far all season.
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