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Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna’s lingerie show

Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna’s lingerie show

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“Women just need a little bit of validation,” Rihanna said. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes.

“Women just need a little bit of validation,” the superstar explained to The Associated Press ahead of her Savage X Fenty fashion show last week.

“You are beautiful. Your body’s beautiful. Your body’s sexy and you deserve to feel that way,” she added.

Her mission will be showcased Friday as Amazon Prime Video streams her New York Fashion Week extravaganza for Savage X Fenty in more than 200 countries and territories. The event’s army of models included women of all sizes in a range of ethnicities and skin tones.

“We need to make stuff that’s real and looks like the world,” rapper Rapsody said of how Rihanna is changing the fashion and beauty game. “The world comes in so many shapes and different colors. Who cares about what people think the standard of beauty is, and lightness. She’s like, ‘Nah, we need dark tones. We need all tones … albinos and freckles.’ She’s really looking at everybody, and that’s what’s dope about Rihanna.”

The show, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was drenched in dreamy color — yellow, purple, blue and green — evoking an exotic locale with four tiers of large arched windows, stairs and a shallow round pool.

And who best to kick things off than the woman herself? Rihanna opened the September 10 show dressed in a sexy lace bodysuit, a black bra top and a black velvet miniskirt. She gyrated, but didn’t sing, from a short platform surrounded by fellow female dancers in black bodysuits, only she did it in spiky heels and they in black sneakers.

“She’s the black Marilyn Monroe,” Fat Joe said of Rihanna. “She’s iconic just standing there.”

There were rumors she would debut new music. She didn’t, but Halsey did when she sang her new single, “Graveyard,” live for the first time. Migos, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and other hip-hop talent also performed, including Grammy-nominated artist Tierra Whack.

Among the show’s performers — and models — were 21 Savage and Normani. Cara Delevingne, who appears in Amazon’s Carnival Row, strutted on stage in a bodysuit of lime green.

“This is a feast,” Delevingne said of the show. “I wish more fashion shows were like this.”

The inclusion Rihanna offers, both in lingerie and her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, remains rare. And she does it at reasonable price points. But she says it’s more than just a business strategy.

“I never think about, ‘Well, I should do this because nobody else is doing this.’ I think a lot of people fall into a trap or in trouble with that, because it’s not sincere. It’s not genuine. Everything I’ve done has been sincere and genuine from my heart,” Rihanna said.

“If I want to do makeup, the only thing I can imagine for makeup is everyone having it. And if I want to do lingerie, it’s going to be the same thing,” she added. “If I can make a woman feel confident just by the smallest product, that is under 100 dollars, I’ll do it because people are paying thousands of dollars for something that doesn’t make them feel any better.”

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A beauty YouTuber is selling $21 lighters and rolling papers in honor of his birthday and its spurring an online debate

A beauty YouTuber is selling $21 lighters and rolling papers in honor of his birthday and its spurring an online debate

Bretman Rock, a makeup mogul with more than six million YouTube subscribers and 13 million Instagram followers, recently launched a merchandise line in honor of his 21st birthday.

But rather than selling cosmetics like many other beauty vloggers on social media, Rock has instead chosen to sell smoking paraphernalia and reusable products. Each item on his website, including a lighter case and rolling papers, retails for $21.

A number of fans seem eager to purchase Rock’s products, but many others have questioned the price tag and quality of each item.

Beauty YouTuber Bretman Rock launched his merchandise line on Wednesday

In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday at midnight, the YouTuber announced his merchandise line with a promotional video.

In the caption of his post, Rock said items from his line would be “very limited” in quantity, and that “a portion of proceeds” will be donated to a “local wildlife charity” and the Aloha ʻĀina Fund, which aims to protect the “unique island way of life” in Hawaii, according to its website.

Rock’s website, called Da Baddest Merch, was designed to celebrate his 21st birthday

“I truly cannot believe they let me turn 21,” Rock’s website says. “But this ain’t no ordinary birthday, b—-. I only do one thing — and that’s be the baddest. So I created Da Baddest merch you’ve ever seen to help celebrate my legalization.”

Underneath his message, customers can purchase from a variety of five items: reusable straws, grinders, makeup bags, lighter cases, and rolling papers.

Each item retails for $21, and is printed with one of Rock’s signature phrases. The grinder, for example, says “Or Whatevah,” while the package of rolling papers reads “Baddest.”

Bretman Rock’s merchandise website.
Da Baddest Merch

Rock also includes a statement about saving turtles on his website.

“Why turtles?” Rock’s website asks. “Because without Turtles, there would be no Turtles. Periodt. Every purchase you make, I will donate some money to help the Turtles because I’m generous like that.”

Many people on social media questioned the price and quality of Rock’s products

On Reddit, members of the r/BeautyGuruChatter subreddit discussed Da Baddest merchandise, with many saying that Rock’s products appear to be “overpriced” and made of poor quality.

“This looks like stuff you would buy at a gas station for $2.50,” Redditor MohandasGandhi wrote.

“”Looks like cheap crap being sold at an inflated price honestly,” a user named luv_nachos shared. “Four metal straws for $21? You can literally buy an eight-pack for under $10 on Amazon. $21 for a little, basic makeup bag??? The designs are not cute or unique enough to justify how ridiculously overpriced this stuff is.”

“Girl bye,” illium007 wrote. “That $21 lighter better come with an alarm system when someone inevitably trys to steal it from me within the first hour I have it.”

A lighter case from Bretman Rock’s merchandise website.
Da Baddest Merch

Some people also questioned why Rock chose to sell smoking equipment rather than products that have a closer relation to his online persona.

“None of it, if I saw it out in the wild, would tell me that it is merch for Bretman,” Redditor AnAussiebum said. “Additionally, none of it looks creative or interesting. I also don’t understand why he is selling lighters and just random crap.”

“I don’t know much about Bretman, but weed paraphernalia is not what I would have pictured as his aesthetic,” seitancauliflower said. “I figured something a lil’ slinky and sexy, and perhaps beach vibes.”

Still, one Redditor noted that Rock often mentions smoking on his social-media pages.

“He is pretty open about his love for smoking, so it’s not shocking,” xosarahlovesmakeup wrote.

Read more: People say they still haven’t received refunds from Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick brand nearly one month after the YouTuber promised to give customers their money back

Others, however, seem to love the YouTuber’s merchandise

On Twitter, a number of people said they plan to make a purchase from Rock’s website.

Representatives for Bretman Rock did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.

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Your momma deserves more than flowers this Mother’s Day

Your momma deserves more than flowers this Mother’s Day



She’s your heart
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Fitbit Inspire HR


Staff pick

With most of the features of its larger Charge 3 counterpart in a lithe shell, the Inspire HR is a near-perfect, inconspicuous fitness tracker at an excellent price. It has 24/7 heart-rate tracking, built-in GPS, and guided breathing sessions for when you or your dad drive Mom crazy.

$100 at Fitbit



All stay connected
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Motorola G7 Power

With a 5,000 mAh battery, Motorola says you can expect 3 days of full use with the G7 Power before ever needing to put it on the charger, which means that even when your mom forgets her phone in her purse overnight, it will last through the next day of photo-swapping and live-tweeting.

$250 at Motorola



Worry free computer
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Lenovo Chromebook C330

You want your mother to have an easy-to-use computer that will last all day and can take a beating from her and her family? I haul this one around Walt Disney World regularly, use it 8-10 every single day, and it hasn’t failed me yet. Just be sure to get the 64GB version!

$250 from Amazon



Best tablet for mom
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iPad Mini (5th generation)

There aren’t a whole lot of quality tablets that run Android these days — and Chrome OS tablets aren’t a mainstream thing yet — so if your mother wants a tablet, go ahead and grab her an iPad mini. Powerful and portable, this is the tablet that will make her happiest.

$399 at Amazon



Music never dies
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Tronsmart Force

We threw this USB-C charged Bluetooth speaker four stories into a pool! FOUR STORIES!! Then two young boys literally threw it around as a pool toy for ten minutes and it still works! To borrow from the best villain of all time, Don’t underestimate the power of the Force.

$60 at Amazon



My heart’s a stereo
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Anker Soundcore Flare 2-Pack

One Soundcore Flare is a great wireless speaker with dual drivers, passive bass radiators, and a sweet-looking LED ring at the bottom that will pulse with the music. This comes with two Flare speakers, which can be linked for stereo playback for backyard movie night.

$110 at Amazon



Listen on the go
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Aukey Key Series B60

These Bluetooth earbuds charge using the same USB-C cable most Android phones charge with these days, and turning it on and off is as easy as pulling the magnetic buds apart and putting them back together. The wingtips help these buds stay in smaller ears without hurting.

$60 at Amazon



Power of three ports
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AUKEY 10000mAh Power Bank with QuickCharge 3.0

This phone-sized power bank from AUKEY has one USB-C port with 18W Power Delivery input/output charging and two USB-A ports, including one with Qualcomm QuickCharge, so it can charge your mom’s phone, your dad’s phone, and your phone all at the same time!

$30 at Amazon



Save her hands
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Popsockets Swappable PopGrips

Phone grips are just as awesome for your hands as they are for your phone, or even more so. Swappable PopSockets are Qi compatible and fun. There are hundreds of styles, but get your mother a custom one of her family, her cat, her dog — whoever her favorite baby is.

From $10 at PopSockets



Plucky phone prop
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Plinrise Silicone Bird Phone Stand

Available in several fun styles — as well as a zoo of different creature shapes — this tweet-worthy phone stand will help your mother avoid hunching over her screen, whether she’s browsing Facebook or video-chatting with you and her grandkids.

$9 at Amazon



For more than makeup
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Walnut Tree Drawstring Cosmetic Bag

This can be used for makeup or traveling toiletries, but do you want to know another fun, awesome use for waterproof makeup bags like these? Tech organizers! This drawstring bag allows your mother to lay out all of her cables and chargers, then cinch it all closed again easily.

$8 at Amazon



For the assist
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Lenovo Smart Display

This is one of the first and still one of the best smart displays you can buy — and doesn’t Mom deserve the best. It’s offered in both 8-inch and 10-inch screen sizes with loud speakers, a nice bamboo back, and the best of Google Assistant right at her beck and call.

From $200 at B&H



Mommy’s AI helper
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Echo Show (2nd Gen)

Give your momma all the power of Alexa with a big, beautiful screen and big, beautiful speakers that can be used to view the weather, watch cooking shows on Amazon Prime, or video call her kids, her grandkids, or her friends whenever we wants, hands-free.

$229 at Amazon



Always keeps her cool
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Nest E Thermostat

Don’t make Mom get off the couch just to turn up the AC 2-3 degrees — or down 2-3 degrees when Dad complains it’s too cold. The Nest E has most of the 3rd-gen Nest Learning Thermostat’s smarts in a snow white plastic housing that blends well with most decor.

$169 at Nest



Leave the light on
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Philips Hue 2-Bulb Starter Pack

Philips Hue’s easy room and scene setup are so easy, your mom will be insulted if you ask to help her with it. This 2 color bulb start kit can provide mood lighting to a single room and let your mother see if she’d like some more lights for the rest of the house.

$100 at Amazon

Whether you want to go big or keep it simple, there is a great, useful gift you can give to your mother this holiday. Want a small, personal gift that she’ll use every day? Create your own PopSocket with her favorite child, or favorite pet, or that vacation spot she never gets to go to because she’s too busy cleaning up your messes. It’s funny, it’s functional, and it’s not flowers!!

If she’s wanting to keep up on her fitness a little more — or maybe you’re wanting her to keep more active — grab the Fitbit Inspire HR. This tracker just came out this spring, it’s thin enough to not feel intrusive or in the way when you workout or sleep with it on, and it’s easy for your Mom to sync and track.

Now, some of us may want to go big or go home for Mother’s Day and get her something really useful, something she wouldn’t buy for herself, like a new phone, a new tablet — or a new Chromebook. Chromebooks are super-simple to use, they update all on their own and require little to no maintenance, and these days with Google Play apps, Chromebooks can do just about everything most users need. If you want to get your mother a Chromebook that she will never need to call you for help with, get her the Chromebook that I’ve been using and abusing, the Lenovo Chromebook C330.

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Oscars 2019: How to watch the winning movies – CNET

Oscars 2019: How to watch the winning movies – CNET

The 2019 Oscars were Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to see some of the winning films you didn’t catch earlier, here’s a guide to where you can stream, rent or buy the majority of them. Sorry in advance, but there are still quite a few you’ll have to catch in theaters — not that you need a movie subscription service to do so, but it can’t hurt.

Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.

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Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor 

Green Book

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesVudu

Best Director, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film

Roma

Streaming: Netflix

Rent/Buy: Nope

Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesVudu

Best Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score

Black Panther

Streaming: Netflix

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google PlayiTunesVuduYouTube

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesVuduYouTube

Best Actress 

The Favourite

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Best Original Song 

A Star is Born

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Google PlayiTunesYouTubeMicrosoft StoreMovies Anywhere

A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born.


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Best Supporting Actress

If Beale Street Could Talk

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Vice

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Best Visual Effects

First Man

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesVuduYouTube

Best Animated Film

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Best Documentary – Feature

Free Solo

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: AmazonGoogle PlayiTunesVuduYouTube

Best Documentary – Short Subject

Period. End of Sentence

Streaming: Netflix 

Best Animated Short Film

Bao

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: YouTube, Google Play 

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Incredibles 2


Pixar

All other nominated films

A Quiet Place

Streaming: EPIX

Rent/Buy:  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Avengers: Infinity War

Streaming: Netflix

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Streaming: Netflix

Rent/Buy: Nope

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Capernaum

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Cold War

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

At Eternity’s Gate

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

First Reformed

Streaming: Amazon, Kanopy

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Incredibles 2

Streaming: Netflix 

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Isle of Dogs

Streaming: HBO

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Mary Poppins Returns

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Mary Queen of Scots

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

Minding the Gap

Streaming: Hulu, PBS

Rent/Buy: Nope

Mirai

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Never Look Away

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

Of Fathers and Sons

Streaming: Kanopy

Rent/Buy: Still in theaters

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Ralph Breaks the Internet


Disney

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

RBG

Streaming: Hulu, Hoopla

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Ready Player One

Streaming: HBO

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube

Shoplifters

Streaming: Hoopla

Rent/Buy: Amazon, iTunesVudu, YouTube

The Wife

Streaming: Nope

Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunesYouTube

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A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $68,036 Salary

A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $68,036 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: an analyst working in government who makes $68,036 per year and spends some of her money this week on ice cream.

Occupation: Analyst

Industry: Government

Age: 26

Location: Washington, D.C.

Salary: $68,036

Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $1,636.35

Monthly Expenses

Rent: $1,190 (My half of the rent, which my boyfriend and I split evenly for our one-bedroom apartment.)

Student Loans: $0 (Thanks, parents!)

Health Insurance: $153.36, deducted from my paycheck

Car Insurance: $84.70

Metro Card: $0 (free from work)

Electric: $15 for my half

Internet: $35 for my half

YouTube TV: $22 for my half

Spotify Premium: $9.99

Hungry Harvest Subscription: $45

Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime: $0 (We still mooch off of our parent’s accounts.)

Cell Phone: $0 (I’m still on my parents’ family plan.)

401(k): I contribute 5% of each paycheck to the government’s 401(k) program. It’s matched up to 5%.

Savings: $100 per paycheck (I use this money mainly for travel, gifts, or other larger expenses throughout the year. I put the remainder into a Fidelity investment account that currently has about $10,000.)

Acorns: – $5/week, plus monthly roundups

7:15 a.m. — Alarm goes off. The first thing I do every morning is take my temperature using a basal thermometer. I’ve recently gone off hormonal birth control, and I’m now using an app to track my cycle. In the past, I’ve had horrible side effects with all the birth control methods I’ve tried including the pill, IUD, shot, and arm implant. This method may seem a little old school, but it has been working really well for me ever since I started about six months ago. My cycle is very regular, and I feel so much more like myself.

8 a.m. — I’m taking a day trip to New Jersey for work today and have an 8:40 a.m. train. While I get ready, I make coffee and pack lunch and some snacks for the day. My boyfriend and I head out together, and I call an Uber to the train station. He rides with me and hops out where he works, since it’s on the way. He’s had a very busy/stressful week due to the State of the Union and other things he’s working on, so I’m glad to spend some extra (if brief) time with him this morning. ($8.61 expensed)

8:20 a.m. — I buy an oat milk latte from Blue Bottle at the train station. I would usually receive a per diem for food during a work trip, but I won’t for this one since it is less than 12 hours. I meet up with my coworkers for the train ride. $5.50

11:30 a.m. — My coworkers all buy lunch on the train, while I eat the avocado toast with a hard-boiled egg that I packed from home. It looks way better than their train turkey sandwiches, and I’m happy I got up 10 minutes early to make it.

2:45 p.m. — After our meetings, I call an UberXL ride back to the train station for us. We’re done with our meetings earlier than anticipated, and make it back to the station with enough time to catch an earlier train to D.C. The earlier train is only $18 more, but due to government travel restrictions, we can’t make the change, so we kill time reviewing the meetings we had. ($32.80 expensed)

4 p.m. — Back on the train, I eat a curry chicken salad sandwich and some cashew, walnut, and coconut energy balls I made at home while catching up with my mom on the phone. I recently made the energy balls from scratch in an attempt to replicate some that I like from a local smoothie place. I just copied the ingredient list on the package and threw everything in the food processor, and they are just as delicious and way cheaper!

7:15 p.m. — Back in D.C.! My boyfriend and some of his friends from the Hill are at a bar for happy hour. I start walking to meet up with them, but find an electric scooter along the way. It’s only about a half mile, but the scooters are so cheap that I hop on and get to the bar about in about three minutes. My boyfriend has already bought a pitcher of beer, so I have a glass. $2.25

8:45 p.m. — We walk to Sweetgreen next door to the bar to get salads to take home. I usually try not to eat out during the week, but we’re both tired and it’s convenient. I get a seasonal bowl with chicken, veggies, and miso dressing, and he creates his own. He pays for our salads and I get the Uber home. $7.14

9 p.m. — We stop at the Whole Foods located right next door to our apartment building to get a bottle of Chardonnay, since the watery happy hour beer did not quite hit the spot for me after my long travel day. This Whole Foods is new and so convenient, but also makes it a lot easier for impulse buys. I go there more times a week than I would like to admit. Back home, I take a quick shower and then we eat our salads and catch up on our days before heading to bed. $14.32

7:30 a.m. — Alarm goes off and I take my temperature. Then I get ready quickly because I have an 8 a.m. meeting in the office. I get a prepaid metro card through work and use it to get to work every day. I’m at the office exactly at 8, and I quickly make a coffee using a Keurig pod, since the prospect of sitting through my first meeting on a Friday without coffee sounds like torture.

11 a.m. — After a couple more morning meetings, I eat the banana I brought for breakfast with some peanut butter from the jar I keep at my desk. I eat this exact thing practically every day for breakfast when I’m at work, and I have successfully become immune to people making comments about eating peanut butter out of the jar. I also make another Keurig coffee with vanilla soy creamer I keep in the office fridge. We have to buy our own pods, so I always keep a large stash at my desk.

1 p.m. — I eat my leftover salad from last night while putting in my expenses from my work trip so that I can get reimbursed. I’m leaving a couple hours early today since I worked late last night.

4 p.m. — I arrive home from work and eat two Tate’s whole wheat dark chocolate cookies. I also do a Pilates video in the living room and then have a glass of the Chardonnay I bought last night. Life is all about balance, right?

8 p.m. — My boyfriend and I decide to have a date night at one of our favorite restaurants, which also happens to be where we had our first date. It’s a hidden gem Italian place in northwest D.C. I spend some time getting ready while he unwinds after work. I order the Uber there. $10.39

9 p.m. — At dinner we share an appetizer and each get a pasta – his has a fennel sausage ragu and mine has a wild mushroom cream sauce. So good. I have two glasses of wine, and he has a few beers. Due the recent government shutdown, I missed two paychecks, so my boyfriend paid for a lot of our meals out and other expenses like Ubers and groceries. He even paid for his own birthday dinner that was supposed to be part of my gift to him. Now that I’ve received my back pay, I pay for dinner tonight in an attempt to even things back out. We also see Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan sitting at a corner table! $120.10

11:30 p.m. — We aren’t ready to head home yet, so walk down the block to a cozy bar. For Christmas, I got two D.C. drink “passports” from my family that give you two-for-one drink specials at specific bars in the city. At this bar, it’s two-for-one Old Fashioneds. We take advantage of this deal, and my boyfriend has one more before we head home. He grabs the Uber. When we get there, I quickly wash my face, and we are asleep soon after. $24.20

11 a.m. — Ouch. I am hungover. Three and a half drinks last night, and I wake up with a splitting headache — is this what it feels like to get old?? I blame it on the Bourbon. My boyfriend brings me two Advil, and I chug some water and lie in bed.

12 p.m. — Time to get up. I eat a Tate’s cookie and hope it will help my head. It doesn’t. I try for something more substantial and decide to make avocado toast. I use the two pieces of bread that came with our Sweetgreen salads from the other night and also add some arugula, olive oil, and lemon on top. I also make a coffee and take a shower. I am revived.

3 p.m. — Good thing I’m feeling better, because we have a birthday party to go to that will involve more drinking. It’s at an indoor beer garden downtown. I do my makeup and get ready for the day and then order the Uber there. I text my friends to ask what they’re wearing, and decide on a skirt and sweater. It’s pretty cold out, but I hate the thought of wearing pants today. $12.19

3:30 p.m. — My boyfriend buys us each beers when we first arrive and opens a tab. We find the birthday girl and buy her a drink. There happens to be a live band playing today, so it starts to get pretty crowded. Later, I end up at a different part of the bar and can’t access the tab, so I open my own. I buy a couple more beers. $15.34

7:30 p.m. — We round up a few people to watch the ESPN College GameDay basketball game at another bar. I get us an UberXL. $9.30

8:45 p.m. — We’re losing the game, but it’s great to catch up with some of my college friends who are here. I decide to switch from beer to a vodka soda. I also snack on fries someone bought. We play a few drinking games with the group and eventually decide to relocate to another bar. $10.40

11 p.m. — Someone orders an UberXL for the group. The bar we’re going to is less than a mile away, but it’s freezing outside. When we arrive, my boyfriend buys a round of drinks for everyone, and I have another vodka soda.

12 a.m. — I buy another round for the group — two vodka sodas and two beers, and we head to the dance floor. Eventually our friends trickle out, and we decide it’s time to head home. $26

2 a.m. — I pay for the cab home. I am famished upon arrival and contemplate making some Annie’s mac and cheese, but I end up having leftover salmon and cauliflower rice instead. I wash my face and quickly fall asleep. $16.87

11:30 a.m. — Surprisingly, I wake up with almost no hangover. We lay around in bed for a while before finally getting up. I eat a Tate’s cookie. I promise I don’t normally eat cookies for breakfast every day.

12 p.m. — I’m going to my friend’s bachelorette party in New Orleans next weekend, and the maid of honor has planned a lot of fun activities for us. She Venmo requests me for a ghost tour that she has booked, and I complete the charge. $33

2 p.m. — I need coffee, but we’re out of milk, so I head across the street to a coffee shop and get an oat milk latte. Back at home, my boyfriend has heated up some buffalo chicken dip from the Super Bowl party we had last weekend, and I have a bite. $5.50

3:30 p.m. — We decide to head to Georgetown to walk around and do some window shopping. We mainly just need to get out of the apartment and get some fresh air after lazing around all morning. I get us an Uber there. I try on a pair of jeans at the new Reformation store using their fancy touchscreen system. We also browse the Nike store, but don’t buy anything. $12.13

4:30 p.m. — We decide to meet up with one of the friends we were out with last night to rehash the events of yesterday. We go to a casual restaurant in Georgetown, and I get a Caesar salad and Diet Coke. We get a side of truffle mac and cheese to share, and I taste some of the brisket that my boyfriend orders. We split the bill evenly three ways. $35.70

6 p.m. — I am having an intense craving for ice cream. We contemplate getting some, but it’s getting pretty cold, so we decide to head home. I get us an Uber. $16.53

6:30 p.m. — We stop by Whole Foods when we get home, and I buy a pint of Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream as well as a Graeter’s black raspberry chocolate chip (highly recommend). I will admit, I am an ice cream fanatic. The best gift I’ve ever received was a year-long Jeni’s ice cream subscription from my boyfriend. I also get some raw cashew pieces to make more energy balls later this week. $18.42

8 p.m. — The Grammys are on tonight, so we snuggle on the couch to watch. I make some stovetop kettle corn and eat some of the cookie dough ice cream. I get an alert on my phone that the government is on a two-hour delay tomorrow! There’s some snow coming down outside. We head to bed around 11, and I take a melatonin because I know I’ll have trouble falling asleep after sleeping in so late over the weekend.

8 a.m. — Alarm goes off, and I take my temperature. I’m so happy to sleep in for an extra hour. The delay is two hours, but I set my alarm for one hour later than usual and take my time getting ready. I wake up my boyfriend as I’m about to leave and kiss him goodbye. Then I take the metro to work.

9:30 a.m. — I arrive at work and make a coffee using a Keurig pod and my vanilla soy creamer. I also make a packet of oatmeal I keep at my desk and add in a banana I brought from home. I add a scoop of peanut butter.

12:30 p.m. — My coworkers and I decide to get lunch at a poke place down the street. I get a poke bowl with spicy tuna, salmon, brown rice, zucchini noodles, edamame, seaweed salad, cucumber, and spicy mayo. I spend the afternoon searching Yelp for a new place to get my eyebrows waxed. I usually go the Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta, but they closed the location closest to me, and I desperately need to get them done. I find a place that looks promising with lots of positive reviews and make an appointment for after work. $12.65

4:30 p.m. — Not sure how I am hungry again after such a large lunch, but I eat a small spoonful of peanut butter to tide me over. I also take a mini Kit Kat from my coworker’s desk.

5:30 p.m. — I leave work and take the metro one stop to the waxing salon. I get my eyebrows and upper lip done. It costs $30 and I leave a $6 tip. I’m happy with the results, but the place is in the opposite direction of home. I might try harder to find somewhere in my neighborhood next time. I take the metro home. $36

6:30 p.m. — I arrive home and do a quick pilates workout in the living room. I follow the Boho Beautiful account on YouTube and like to do her workouts when I don’t feel like leaving home. After the workout, I head next door to Whole Foods and buy bananas, basil, oat milk (the last carton!), Siggi’s yogurt, granola, and pine nuts. $26.70

7:30 p.m. — I already have lots of veggies at home to make dinner and lunches for the week, thanks to my Hungry Harvest subscription that arrived last Sunday. I receive a box of “rescued” produce delivered to my apartment every other week that has been rejected by grocery stores for a variety of reasons (too small, too big, oddly shaped). I absolutely love this service — it is way cheaper than the grocery store for the amount of produce you receive and I feel good about helping to cut down on food waste. For dinner, I roast some spaghetti squash I had from my box along with pesto I make in the food processor with the pine nuts and basil I just bought. I add some meatballs left over from the Super Bowl party and hope they are still good, since I don’t want them to go to waste. I also roast a big batch of potatoes and carrots for the week to put in salads to bring to work.

8 p.m. — Time for Monday night Bachelor! I turn it on while I finish cooking. Afterwards, I hop in the shower but don’t wash my hair. I’ve been really trying to be better about not washing it so often, and can finally do this thanks to my discovery of Living Proof dry shampoo, which is the only thing that works on my fine hair. We watch the new episode of I Am the Night and I snack on some granola before heading to bed.

7 a.m. — Alarm goes off and I take my temperature. I snooze a few times before struggling to get out of bed. I hate waking up! My boyfriend goes to work later than me and is still in bed when I leave, which makes it even harder. I head to work on the metro.

8:30 a.m. — I arrive at work and make a coffee before getting some work done. I eat my banana with peanut butter about an hour later.

12:30 p.m. — For lunch, I have the salad I brought from home that has arugula, dried cherries, pecans, and a hard-boiled egg in it. I heat up some of the carrots and potatoes I roasted last night and add them in as well. I like to do this most days with whatever veggies I have on hand so my desk salad isn’t as sad. I make my own salad dressing with oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper, which I keep at my desk.

1:30 p.m. — It’s my coworker’s birthday, so someone brings cake to celebrate. I have a small piece of a homemade strawberry cake (which is delicious) and also snack on some granola to get me through the afternoon.

5:45 p.m. — My coworker and I leave work together to head to a spin class at Flywheel. Neither of us has been before, and the first class is free. The studio is only a few blocks from our office, so we walk over. Last year I caved and went to my first SoulCycle class, and I must admit I have been sucked in. I usually go once or twice a week, but I’m excited to mix it up and try Flywheel this afternoon.

6:45 p.m. — That was hard! It was a great workout, but I think I am still a SoulCycle fan at heart. Flywheel would be great if you are a really competitive person or more interested in tracking your metrics, since they show your individual output throughout the ride and also track you on a leader board. I walk to the metro station to head home and book a SoulCycle class for Friday with my favorite instructor. I use a credit I already have in my account that I have from a gift card my mom gave me for my birthday this year.

7:30 p.m. — Back at home, I take a shower and try on some clothes I ordered online last week. I’ve been in the market for a new jacket and an overall dress, and I really like both of them! I keep the receipt to give myself a couple more days to decide, but I’ll probably keep both. I snack on some carrots with pesto while deciding what to make for dinner. I heat up the spaghetti squash from yesterday with vodka sauce we have in the fridge and top it with pesto, arugula, olive oil, and lemon.

10:30 p.m. — I get ready for bed and try to stay awake by watching TV and browsing Instagram so that I can see my boyfriend when he gets home from work. I hate when he works late, but at least I know what he’s doing is important. I fall asleep around 11 and hear him crawl into bed sometime around midnight.

7 a.m. — Alarm goes off. I roll over and take my temperature. Then I get ready for the day and pack my lunch and workout clothes for later. My boyfriend is getting up right as I leave, and I head out and take the metro to work.

8:30 a.m. — I arrive at work and make a cup of coffee. If I’m not too busy in the morning, I read the Politico Playbook at my desk while having my coffee. It looks like there might be a late vote tomorrow to fund the government. I hope it passes so that we don’t go into another shutdown, and selfishly hope that the vote isn’t too late so my boyfriend and I can spend time together tomorrow before I leave for the weekend. I eat my banana and peanut butter before heading to a couple of meetings.

12:30 p.m. — For lunch, I eat the salad I brought from home.

2 p.m. — Time for an afternoon snack. I eat a Siggi’s yogurt I brought from home with some granola. Then I snack on an apple and peanut butter.

5 p.m. — I leave work right at 5 to make it to a CorePower Yoga sculpt class. I really like this instructor because her class is challenging, but not too hard that I dread going. I walk to the studio since it’s just a few blocks from work. I pay for one drop-in class. $28.55

6:20 p.m. — I head home on the metro and stop by a CVS near my apartment, where I buy toothpaste, shaving cream, Q-tips, dishwasher detergent, and a card for my boyfriend since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. We always say we aren’t going to do anything for Valentine’s Day, but I know he’s going to surprise me with something small. I am pretty excited about the card I find that has a picture of the Eiffel Tower on it. We’re planning a trip to France this summer, and I know he’ll love it. $35.72

7 p.m. — I quickly stop by Whole Foods before going home to buy shrimp and an avocado. $13.98

7:30 p.m. — I shower, shave, and use St. Tropez tanning mousse so I don’t look so pale this weekend. I talk to my mom on the phone while making dinner. I have Brussels sprouts from my produce box that I need to use, so I use them to make a salad. I shred them with the food processor and make a dressing with lemon, garlic, onion, mustard, and olive oil. I cook some of the shrimp and add them and some roasted pine nuts on top.

9 p.m. — My boyfriend gets home and eats the rest of the salad that I made. We catch up on his crazy last few days at work since he is home before I’m asleep today! I text my friends about what they’re planning to wear for the bachelorette party this weekend since I have to pack tomorrow. Then I head to bed around 11.

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