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    Good news if you're still desperately hunting for items from the Phoebe Philo era of Celine — especially if you've been scrolling through the @oldceline Instagram account, forlorn, after Hedi Slimane's debut for the French fashion house in September. The only e-commerce website licensed to sell Celine products, 24 Sévres, just added a ton of #OldCeline.

    The site is a byproduct of Parisian luxury retailer Le Bon Marché's recent acquisition by conglomerate LVMH, which aims to bring the department store into the 21st century. It offers a curated selection of premium goods, from classics like Chloe and Courreges, to more sportswear-oriented labels, like Nike and Yeezy, delivering exactly what visitors head to Le Bon Marché for: High-end, on-trend items that reflect French-girl style.

    Back in March, 24 Sévres launched Celine on its website across all categories, from its spring/summer 2018 collection, including leather goods and shoes, to eyewear and accessories. Prior 24 Sévres, if you wanted to buy anything Celine, you had to go to one of the store's boutiques or call a physical retailer. "Since our launch last June, demand for Celine on the site has been high and consistent," CEO Eric Goguey said in a press release at the time of the launch.

    In addition to adding handbags like the Big Bag, the Classic Box, the Belt Bag, and the Trio, 24 Sévres also restocked an assortment of sunglasses and jewelry just in time for the holiday season (sorry, there aren't any Cyber Monday deals to be had here).

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    There are two types of Cyber Monday deals out there: the overhyped 5%-off-everything that serves no real benefit to our wallets, and the deals that are actually worth risking getting caught shopping during a client meeting.

    You can file the Cyber Monday beauty deals currently happening at Walgreens in the latter category, because today only, you can enjoy 30% off the entire stock (using code CYBER30 at checkout) when you shop online. What's more, in addition to the sweet discount code, all skin care is buy-two-get-one free, so you can snag a new cleanser and moisturizer, then get that face mask you've been reading up on without paying a dime. It's the perfect time to restock your top shelf — and the best part? You don't have to rummage through products or people to make it happen. Sounds like a magical Monday to us.

    To help make your shopping even easier, we rounded up some of our favorite drugstore picks to snag while this deal's still hot, ahead. Now, tell your boss you'll brb, and find a quiet place to get your Cyber Monday on.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    Don't wait for the winter solstice to roll around before you show your face some moisturizing love: Get a tub (or two) of this glorious whipped moisturizer to do the deed for you, starting now. Formulated with a proprietary amino and peptide complex, it'll keep your skin looking — and feeling — nourished.

    Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer, $22.94, available at

    If you have 3-5 minutes to spare, why not spend them with this face mask? A few pumps of the ceramide-packed formula will leave skin smooth as butter once you rinse it off. When you want a more intense treatment, leave it on for up to 10 minutes to let the magic really happen.

    No. 7 Instant Results Hydration Mask, $4.43, available at

    This nourishing eye cream has hyaluronic acid and green tea to hydrate and de-puff tired eyes — which we're all going to need once holiday-party season is officially underway.

    Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream, $16.98, available at

    Stop salvaging the final pumps of your old face wash and get a bottle of this oil-free cleanser, which has salicylic acid to stop breakouts in its tracks.

    Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, $8.99, available at

    After you cleanse, follow up with this clarifying toner. It has witch hazel and willow bark to keep your pores feeling thoroughly clean.

    Burts Bees Clarifying Toner, $9.99, available at Walgreens

    Charcoal, kaolin and Moroccan lava clay make this mask like a magnet for your face. It absorbs dirt, oil, and gunk from your pores to leave your complexion feeling purified and refreshed.

    L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask, $12.99, available at Walgreens

    We go through makeup wipes faster than we go through, well, anything, so we definitely suggest using this sale to stockpile a few packs of these Simple towelettes. When you're too lazy to wash your face at night, these will come in clutch.

    Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $0.25, available at

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    When people start planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they usually start saving their coins for new TVs, appliances, or that coat at Nordstrom they've had their eyes on since September. But what's not spotlighted enough are all the beauty buys you can snag on the biggest shopping day of the year.

    Most of the products that you'd have to step out of your budget to get (like that $60 NARS palette) or the wish list items you resisted (even if Jackie Aina told you it was worth it), are actually brought down in price over the holiday weekend, sometimes even as much as 50% off.

    Because we don't want you to miss out on these sales coming from some of your favorite makeup brands — that includes free gifts with purchase — we've rounded up the best beauty deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, you can bookmark that coat and all the discounted lipsticks that will match it.

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    Ulta Beauty is not messing around this Cyber Monday. With more than 180 one-day-only offers across the site, highlights include 40% off Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits, all Tarte mascaras on sale for just $10, and a slew of travel-sized beauty products going for less than $10. Check out the rest of the deals, here.

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit, $24, available at Ulta Beauty

    Over at Walgreens, the Cyber Monday discounts are legit with a Cyber Week sale that has 30% slashed off the retailer's entire online store (just enter the code "CYBER30" at checkout), and all skin-care products are buy two, get one free. The deals are so good that you may feel like you need a guide to make sure you're tackling this sale wisely, so we've conveniently created one for you here.

    Olay Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer, $22.94, available at

    Kill two birds with one stone by treating yourself and buying a holiday gift for someone else. Target is offering buy one, get one 50% off for kits on Black Friday. Sets, like this one from Pixi, can be mixed and matched with anything of equal or lesser value.

    And of course Target didn't forget about Cyber Monday either, with 15% off across its site and hundreds of discounts on beauty and personal care items. You can pick up a Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer for under $20 and Chi Flat Irons are going for less than $70.

    Pixi Pixi Cosmetic Set Medium - 2.87oz, $32, available at Target

    The Glow remix of Laura Mercier's cult-classic translucent powder will be part of a five-piece gift set for Cyber Monday, which also includes a matte baked powder, primer, and two eyeshadows with any $85 purchase on the website using code "CYBERGLOW."

    As for Black Friday, fans will get a free limited-edition Smokey Eye Set (includes a deluxe sample of the Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara and a full-size Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat) when they spend $75 on the brand's website and use the code "SMOKEY." Just in time to create dramatic eye looks for all those holiday parties.

    Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow, $38, available at Laura Mercier

    If you're a fan of the Custom Enhancer Drops from Cover FX (as most people are), they'll be gifted free from November 20 to November 25 with all orders $50 and over on the brand's website. Plus, there's an extra 25% off site-wide with the code "THANKS25."

    On Cyber Monday only, the gift with purchase will change to the Blurring Primer with any order of $50+. As for markdowns on November 26, it'll be 30% off everything until 2 p.m. EST and then 25% until end of day (using codes "CM25" and "CM30," respectively).

    Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, $42, available at Cover Fx

    Get your hands on Bobbi Brown's newest lip products, like this Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, or anything your heart desires on for 25% off from November 21 to November 24. And if you spend over $75 those days, you'll get a surprise full-size gift.

    From Sunday, November 25 until the 27, the 25% off deal will remain the same, but if you spend $50, you'll get six mini products for free.

    Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, $37, available at Bobbi Brown

    Is it time to throw away your clumpy mascara? Tarte's got you covered with their Cyber Week deals, which run from 11/21 to 11/25. It's 25% off site-wide for products like this mascara (with the exclusions of the Shape Tape contour concealer, mini sponge set, and vaults).

    The deals get really good for Cyber Monday (11/26), where the discounts jump up to 60% off site-wide with the code "CYBER" (same exclusions apply). Yep, that means $10 mascaras are coming your way.

    Tarte maneater voluptuous mascara, $23, available at Tarte

    No glam holiday look is complete without a good pair of lashes. Get this multipack from Ardell Beauty that will be 30% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, along with everything else on You'll be all set for the office party, Christmas, New Year's, and still have an extra pair just in case.

    And it gets better, with purchases made on Cyber Monday, customers will get the Looks to Kill Sultry Night Out palette for free, because what are lashes if you don't have a bomb shadow to bring them out even more?

    Ardell WISPIES MULTIPACK, $11.9, available at Ardell

    Lime Crime will be giving away free gifts with purchases. On Black Friday, you can get a Hot Stuff Brush Set with every order over $20. Then on Cyber Monday, Lime Crime will throw in a Beet It Velvetine with all orders — gratis. On top of that, the brand will be offering a 25% off discount site-wide from November 23 to 26. As they say, you can never have too many lipsticks.

    Lime Crime Beet It Matte Velvetine, $20, available at Lime Crime

    Still have some makeup obsessives to shop for on your holiday list? Check them off when you shop the discounted BareMinerals kits. From November 22 to 23, the Solar Spectrum Kit, which features 10 products, will go from $98 down to $49. And a couple other kits will only be $12. No worries, we won't tell the gift recipients you got their present on sale — your secret is safe with us.

    And for Cyber Monday (November 25-26), BareMinerals will have 25% off site-wide and free shipping — with no exclusions — so you can stock up on all your favorites.

    Bare Minerals Solar Spectrum Beauty Essentials, $98, available at Bare Minerals

    If you need to restock on new lipsticks, get a free set when you shop $55 or more on on Cyber Monday with the code "CM2018." The brand is also taking 25% off site-wide from November 21 to 26.

    Wander Beauty Kiss and Tell Lip Set, $25, available at Wander Beauty

    From November 22 to 24, Kat Von D wants you to get your money's worth, so with every $75 purchase, customers will get a free makeup bag with a mini version of their cult-classic tattoo liner and a full-size Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.

    If your favorite shade is the iconic Lolita, then you might want to wait for November 25 to shop. On that day, you'll only need to spend $50 to score the same free gift but Lolita will be the lipstick shade of choice. The brand will also have 20% off site-wide on November 25 and 26.

    Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $20, available at Kat Von D Beauty

    You don't need to be a Victoria's Secret Angel to rock the best of Charlotte Tilbury. On, you'll be able to get three gift sets (Your Lip Service, Naughty & Nice Box, Lip Masterclass Set) for half off from November 23 until the 26th.

    Once Cyber Monday comes around, fans of the brand will be able to purchase a mystery box ($100) for one day that includes five full-size products and one makeup bag, or a deluxe master box ($210) that includes eight full-size products and one makeup bag.

    Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service, $85, available at Charlotte Tilbury

    Speaking of sets, Beautyblender will be selling a Bounce + Nude blender kit for $50, exclusively available on, from November 21 through the 26th. The set includes the new foundation and a full-size Beautyblender. FYI: The foundation alone is usually $40.

    On Black Friday, the All About Face kit will be $25 (at, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Macy's) and on Cyber Monday, the BBF Kit will be $33 (on and

    Let E.L.F. Cosmetics gift double your Black Friday haul. They're giving away a $25 pre-packaged holiday gifts (that include an eyeshadow palette, baked highlighter, and more) for any $25 and over purchase you make in stores from November 19 to the 26th.

    And if you go shopping online 11/22-11/26, you'll get 50% off when you spend $30 — and with the brand's unbelievably affordable prices, that's a lot of loot.

    e.l.f Baked Highlighter, $4, available at e.l.f

    From November 21 to November 27, MAC will be slashing prices by 25% for Select members (which is free to join) and even throwing in full-sized gifts for all customers who shop from the 26th until the 29th. Want more info? We've rounded up the brand's week worth of sales here.

    MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, $21, available at MAC Cosmetics

    Want to get your hands on the NARS Radiant Foundation, which was named a 2018 Beauty Innovator Awards winner? Well you can at 20%. All the products on from November 22-27 will be on sale. You'll want to be sure that you take advantage of these discounts, because it's the only time of the year the brand offers a site-wide deal.

    NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49, available at NARS

    The holidays can take a toll on you, but you can fight against looking tired AF with the All About Eyes Skincare Set from IT Cosmetics, which will be $18 from 11/22 to 11/25. And if makeup is more your thing, the CC+ Cream will also be discounted, with all orders being 20% off over the holiday weekend (promo code: "ITFRIDAY").

    On Cyber Monday, IT Cosmetics customers will get 25% off on $30 or more orders. And if you spend over $70, you'll be gifted a free Hello Lashes Mascara (promo code: "CYBER25"). But the festivities go well into December as you'll get a free Vitality Flush Lip Stain in Je Ne Sais Quoi from 11/28 to 12/2 if you spend over $50 (promo code: "GIFT4U").

    It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, $38, available at It Cosmetics

    Black Friday is like the gift that keeps on giving, and Bite Beauty is joining the party with 20% off site-wide, free shipping, and a free 5-piece kit with any $35 purchase (promo code: "FRIDAY5"). The set includes a makeup bag, mirror, lip pencil, matte lip crayon, and lipstick.

    On Cyber Monday, the 20% discount will stay the same, but the gift will be a 4-piece set that includes the makeup bag, mirror, and two lipsticks.

    You'll want to be sitting when you read this: Urban Decay is bringing different deals for 10 straight days (and we're talking huge savings). Each day, the brand will be unlocking a new deal. It all starts on Thanksgiving with 20% off everything on and free ground shipping (and loyalty program members get 25% off). To busy eating turkey to worry about makeup? No worries. The same deal applies through Saturday.

    Then starting Sunday, November 25, a select product will be 50% off — but for one day only. So you'll have to keep track to get best-sellers like the All Nighter concealers, the Naked Heat palette, and Vice lipsticks for cheap. Sign up for notifications for the Urban Decay Cyber Week deals here.

    Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, $54, available at Urban Decay

    On November 22 (starting at 6 p.m. PST), Anastasia Beverly Hills will have two new liquid lipstick collections — light-medium and medium-dark — with 10 nude shades each for only $60 (FYI: this is a $200 value).

    The brand will also be selling four of their best-selling eyeshadow palettes (Modern Renaissance, Soft Glam, Subculture, and Prism) as a discounted set, and the $168 quartet will be just $90.

    If you want to get your hands on these deals first — an hour earlier to be exact — ABH is offering early access to those who sign up here. May the odds be ever in your favor.

    When you buy any two Col-lab products November 18-22, like this matte liquid lip, you'll get one free at Sally Beauty. That means, three of these full-coverage formulas will come in under $20.

    COL-LAB Matte Addiction Liquid , $8.78, available at Sally Beauty

    From November 17 to November 20, this vegan makeup line is offering 30% off their main lip products, like this Lip Paradise Intense Satin lipstick, with the bonus of this Instagram-worthy clear pouch (just use the code "DEARDAHLIA30").

    Dear Dahlia LIP PARADISE INTENSE SATIN, $34, available at Dear Dahlia

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    Digging a fork into a thick slice of red velvet cake — with cream cheese icing, thank you very much — is peak dessert joy. The sweet maroon treat is our go-to for birthday parties, holiday potlucks, and binge-watching Netflix (no, we don't need a special occasion to dig in). But red velvet cake is also inspiring a new hair color trend that's baking in the chairs of colorists. We're calling it red velvet hair.

    This modern take on auburn is rich and full of flavor — just like the cake. According to Colleen Flaherty, master colorist & educator at Spoke and Weal salon in New York City, red velvet cake is universal, but the hair color recipe isn't one size fits all. The color and process will look different depending on your hair color and hair type. So, before you take the plunge, find out everything you need to know to make going red velvet a piece of cake.

    Flaherty says that some pre-lightening is involved, so prepare to go blonde if you aren't already. "For this look, my client was already pre-lightened to blond. So I colored her hair with a red-violet color, which filled her strands with pigment," she tells Refinery29. She added even more dimension to the color by painting more dye on top of the red base. "Afterwards, I created the red velvet color by mixing red and violet until it transformed into a shade we agreed upon."

    For brunettes, the process is slightly different. Flaherty tells us that as long as your hair is virgin, you can likely achieve red velvet strands without any pre-lightening, depending the shade you are looking for.

    If your brunette hair has been colored before, it might need to be pre-lightened. "If the brunette hair is not virgin, I'd apply a formula with red and violet hues, then wash and dry it completely," says Flaherty. "Then, I would add a direct dye over it by mixing red and violet to create the color my client wants, while also keeping the health of the hair in mind."

    Since there is no distinct recipe for red velvet hair, the best way to get the color you're craving is to bring as much inspiration as possible to your colorist. "The first thing you want to do is consult with your colorist, that way you can discuss any questions you might have," Flaherty says. "He or she will also be able to evaluate your hair, and give you the best treatment for your hair type. The color will look different on straight and curly hair, so consulting first is important."

    Your complexion can also play in a role in mixing the best cake color batter. "People who have warmer undertones should use a red-violet hue to compliment their complexion," says Flaherty. "People with cooler undertones could go either way, red-violet or violet-red." (The latter has more purple tones, which can give a burgundy look.)

    To keep your color fresh, prepare to cut back on washing. Red velvet hair color will need some additional maintenance. Adding color-safe products to your regimen will help keep your hair vibrant between appointments. Flaherty suggests using the Aveda Color Conserve range to maintain your bright tones and to make your cake-colored hair pop. You might also want to make an appointment for a gloss once your color begins to fade.

    You don't need to dye your entire head red to make a statement, just focus the color at the ends of your hair. It'll create a bold two-toned look when worn down, and your Afro puff will be color-blocked when you tie it up.

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    Today isn't just Monday, it's Cyber Monday — and lucky for us Wayfair is still slashing prices on a wide selection of big home buys across the site. The company kick-started its Black Friday sale a week in advance of the highly-anticipated shop-holiday, and now it's continuing to offer up to 80% off items from Cyber Monday on through the end of November.

    With closeouts on everything from mid-century modern furniture to luxe bedding essentials and unique decor accents, the purchase options seem endless. So, we waded through the stacked selection to pull out the best finds for the biggest deals while they're still in stock. Scroll ahead to shop the top steals on all the dream home pieces you've been wish-listing this year. If there's ever a time to pull the checkout trigger on plush statement sofas, stylish wooden accent dressers, bohemian area rugs, and/or artful table lamps, it's now.

    At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

    Good: Oversized Down Comforter
    Deal: 75% Off
    Stay snug in bed all season long with this oversized, hypoallergenic down-filled comforter from Eddie Bauer.

    Eddie Bauer All Season Down Comforter, Queen, $126.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Gilded & Mirrored Bar Cart
    Deal: 55% Off
    This elegant bar cart is crafted with reflective mirrored trays and a metallic-gold segmented frame.

    Cole & Grey Bar Cart, $137.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Hand-Woven Area Rug
    Deal: 36% Off
    Sand, tan, and ivory hues makeup the hand-woven pattern on this natural jute-fibered area rug.

    Beachcrest Home Latham Rigo Jute Hand-Woven Tan Area Rug, $42.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Artful Bookcase
    Deal: 62% Off
    This artful bookcase is finished in smooth walnut wood and crafted with a nod to mid-century modern style.

    Langley Street Woodcrest Etagere Bookcase, $309.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Memory Foam Body Pillow
    Deal: 56% Off
    Body pillows are top-sellers in the self-care shopping scene — and this over half-off purchase is even more supportive with its fluffy, shredded memory foam filling.

    Alwyn Home Memory Foam Body Pillow, $34.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Mirrored Night Stand
    Deal: 62% Off
    This night stand is paneled with beveled mirrors and nickel-finished knobs for one glamorous bedside accent.

    Rosdorf Park Broadbent 3 Drawer Wood Base Accent Chest, $192.52, available at Amazon

    Good: Statement Sofa
    Deal: 55% Off
    Go big and go home with this glamorous, velvet-upholstered statement sofa.

    Willa Arlo Interiors Ferrao Chesterfield Sofa, $601.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Teardrop Chair
    Deal: 22% Off
    Create an outdoor oasis inside your apartment with this bohemian teardrop chair and tufted beige cushions.

    Langley Street Teardrop Patio Chair with Cushions, $348.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Kilim-Style Rug
    Deal: 47% Off
    Warm up your floors with a flat-woven rug in a chic, Southwestern-style design.

    Laurel Foundry Darko Handwoven Area Rug, $51.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Memory Foam Mattress Topper
    Deal: 74% Off
    If you're not ready to go the full memory foam mattress route yet, try out a more affordable topper first to get the cushy feel.

    Lucid 4" Memory Foam Mattress Topper, $121.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Metallic Accent Lamps
    Deal: 71% Off
    What's better than one chic, sleek, and affordable metallic accent lamp? A set of two.

    Wade Logan Courtney 24" Table Lamp, Set of 2, $90.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Dual-Purpose Pet Bed & Ottoman
    Deal: 18% Off
    Give your furry friends a comfy hideaway that's cleverly tucked inside a chic decor piece.

    Tucker Murphy Pet Haledon Knit Cozy Pet Home, $73.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Luxe Velvet Sofa
    Deal: 59% Off
    We have plans to stylishly recline on this retro-glam, burnt-orange sofa for the rest of winter.

    George Oliver Bessette Vilma Standard Sofa, $669.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Wooden Accent Dresser
    Deal: 77% Off
    The price point on this elegant wood-finished piece, accented with aluminum ring pulls and corner brackets is almost dreamier than dresser itself.

    Mercer41 Mathis 3 Drawer Accent Chest, $280.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Rustic-Modern Coffee Table
    Deal: 20% Off
    Ease into the mid-century modern trend by investing in an anchor piece that will pull your living space together with clean and classic ease.

    Langley Street Napoleon Coffee Table, $169.37, available at Wayfair

    Good: Full/Queen Cotton Linen Duvet
    Deal: 80% Off
    There's only six of these left and we can see why. This duvet has a calming, go-with-everything style with a price that can't be beat.

    The Twillery Co. Hammett Duvet Cover, $88.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Golden Accent Mirror
    Deal: 42% Off
    Brighten your room with a decor piece that adds depth while making an artful statement.

    Willa Arlo Interiors Josephson Accent Mirror, $147.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Stylish Love Seat
    Deal: 29% Off
    This love seat is the stylish, comfortable, space-saving couch solution that we've been searching for.

    Mercury Row Garren Standard Loveseat, $226.86, available at Wayfair

    Good: Bohemian Area Rug
    Deal: 71% Off
    This affordable area rug has just the right amount of understated bohemian-vibes for blending into any space, no matter the decor style.

    CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Moroccan Nasiba Tribal Ivory Area Rug, 8'x10', $114.12, available at Wayfair

    Good: Large Floor Mirror
    Deal: 79% Off
    Your search for an oversized mirror ends here.

    Trent Austin Design Bentson Rectangle Wood Floor Mirror, $320.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Mid-Century Modern Side Table
    Deal: 61% Off
    Feeling romantic about the rich midnight-blue wash on this MCM nightstand with metal-capped McCobb legs.

    Mercury Row Kraemer 2 Drawer Nightstand, $171, available at Wayfair

    Good: Upholstered Platform Bed
    Deal: 32% Off
    The clean lines-soft color combo on this platform frame make it an easy and elegant modern accent for pulling together a bedroom.

    Langley Street Rasmussen Upholstered Platform Bed (King), $629.16, available at Wayfair

    Good: Modern Floor Lamp
    Deal: 66% Off
    Choose a floor lamp that also serves dual-purpose as a modern art piece — case in point: this sleek, black metal tripod.

    Langley Street Rudy Tripod Floor Lamp, $66.98, available at Wayfair

    Good: Rustic Nightstand
    Deal: 69% Off
    Add a rustic flourish to your bedside with this softly-distressed and brass knob-accented wooden nightstand.

    Mistana Abbey 3 Drawer Nightstand, $179.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Memory Foam Pillow
    Deal: 80% Off
    Get yourself armed and ready for major R&R during the holidays with a pair of these soft-as-a-cloud, memory foam pillows.

    Alwyn Home Memory Foam Pillow, $19.98, available at Wayfair

    Good: Sleek Kitchen/Bar Cart
    Deal: 67% Off
    This Sonoma oak-finished cart is the effortless answer to our all our small kitchen, big booze collection woes.

    Mercury Row Comet Kitchen Cart with Wooden Top, $113.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Gilded Nesting Tables
    Deal: 50% Off
    Step up your living room style with a pair of artful, gilded nesting tables.

    Everly Quinn Adrianna 2 Piece Coffee Table Set, $175.94, available at Wayfair

    Good: Contemporary Armchair
    Deal: 71% Off
    This soft, contemporary armchair is winter reading nook-approved.

    iNSTANT HOME Clementina Armchair, $290.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Modern Indoor/Outdoor Rug
    Deal: 44% Off
    Try placing a stylish indoor-outdoor rug inside your space for decor piece that's more durable while still making a statement.

    Mack & Milo Anette Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, 5'3'' x 7'6'', $131.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Retro TV Stand
    Deal: 51% Off
    Use this retro furniture piece as an entertainment stand, dresser, or stylish extra storage space anywhere inside your apartment.

    Mercury Row Duffy TV Stand, $93.99, available at Wayfair

    Good: Stylish Room Divider
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    Break up a small space with this elegant, rice paper-paneled screen that doubles as a decor accent when folded and placed against a wall.

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    What do you get when you pair Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her label Comme des Garçons (the epitome of fashion at its most avant-garde) with Italian designer Alessandro Michele's very specific brand of maximalism at Gucci? A shopper tote bag made for Hypebeast heaven AKA Dover Street Market. A Gucci press release announcing the bag said that Kawakubo and Michele decided to "experiment together," melding their respective aesthetics together in an intriguing and unexpected way.

    "Based on the foundation of a Comme des Garçons shopper, this unique piece is personalized with a Gucci vertical green-red-green Web stripe," the release notes. "The shopper, which uses craft brown paper featuring a distinctive plastic ‘shell’ that gives it a contemporary, industrial appearance sits in curious juxtaposition to Gucci’s storied stripe with its equestrian and artisanal history. The result is an idiosyncratic Made in Japan item that combines codes from the two houses."

    Coincidently, King Hypebeat (if you will) Virgil Abloh and his label Off-White beat out Gucci on The Lyst Index's Q3 2018 hottest brands. Global fashion search platform Lyst considers search data, sales and product mentions on social media, tracking the way each can impact a brand's sales. Because Abloh had such a busy summer — he designed his first mens' collection for Louis Vuttion and his own label, collaborated with Ikea, debuted swimwear, and dressed Serena Williams for the US Open — it was hard not to see his one of his collaborations as you scrolled through social media. Now it seems, Gucci has taken a page out of Abloh's book (the label has worked with artists before since Michele joined in 2015, but this is the first designer collaboration of this magnitude).

    Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but the bag made its debut first last week in Japan and is expected to available internationally on December 6.

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    Winter's aggressively cold weather and wind is known to suck the moisture out of everything from your hair to your skin. But while we know that applying hydrating face masks can work wonders for the latter category, sometimes you have to adopt an entirely new hair routine to ensure your hair doesn't turn into the texture of hay.

    "The main factor is temperature difference — winter's chill and dry central heating wreak are massively dehydrating," says says Adam Reed, the co-founder of hair brand Percy & Reed. "The cold can make your hair feel very brittle. Never go out in the cold with damp hair, as this is when the cuticles are open and hair tends to frizz and go static. Make sure it's 100% dry before you go outside."

    Then, add hydration back to your hair by using moisturizing shampoo and conditioners that also defend against environmental damage, he says. "Incorporating an oil into your haircare routine can be transformative in regenerating and restoring moisture, and doing a weekly overnight treatment will keep your hair in healthy condition, too."

    Wondering where to start? Click through to find the products we love for keeping frizz and dehydration at bay.

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    Leaving the hair squeaky clean but never stripped, this smart shampoo combats the effects of environmental aggressors while injecting hair with moisture — allowing you to wash your hair less frequently without compromising on manageability.

    Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, $26, available at Ulta Beauty

    Ideal for more porous hair textures, this strengthening shampoo helps minimize breakage and intensify shine.

    Ouai REPAIR Shampoo, $28, available at Sephora

    Sulphate-free and enriched with coconut and jojoba oils, this deeply moisturizing formula locks in color pigment to prolong your shade and increase color vibrancy.

    Pureology Precious Oil Shamp'oil, $29, available at Pureology

    Specifically designed for dehydrated hair, this formula uses green tea and vitamins A and E to keep strands smooth and deliver a frizz-free finish.

    dpHUE Hydrate Shampoo, $24, available at Sephora


    Whether your hair is more damaged from color treatments or the weather, this reparative conditioner works to revamp your entire style. Infused with caviar extract and vitamin C, your hair will feel — and look — healthy again in no time.

    Alterna Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Conditioner, $34, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Infused with a balance of amla extract and coriander oil, this conditioner provides a healthy dose of moisture and shine.

    Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Detangling Conditioner, $20, available at Ulta Beauty

    Thanks to red algae extract and moringa oil, this deep conditioner protects brittle strands from root to tip.

    Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Conditioner, $8.44, available at Violet Grey

    If you're already a fan of fan of the brand's cult classic oil, this hydrating conditioner is a must. The moringa seed oil smooths the hair shaft to tame any flyaways, while the quinoa protein repairs existing damage so your hair feels stronger.

    VERB Ghost Conditioner™, $16, available at Sephora


    This lavender oil treatment protects your ends from environmental damage, with vitamin E to treat the scalp, and palm oil to improve hair's elasticity.

    Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender, $47, available at Sephora

    This multi-action strengthening treatment combats split ends, smooths frizz, and prevents future breakage caused by heat styling.

    Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy, $30, available at Sephora

    It's no wonder this oil, which features a combination of grape seed, sweet almond, macadamia, argan, and coconut oils, tames frizz and protects from breakage like a dream.

    Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, $22, available at Sephora

    This conditioner is ideal for protecting natural hair from winter's aggressors. Or, if you regularly color, straighten, or perm your hair, all the more reason to use this detangling, frizz-fighting, leave-in treatment.

    SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner, $8.09, available at Ulta Beauty

    This dual-purpose, coconut oil-spiked product can be used as a finishing touch to tame frizz and flyaways or before shampoo for an extra hit of hydration.

    L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty

    A hydrating blend of shea butter and jojoba oil, this lightweight mist detangles, conditions, and boosts shine without weighing hair down.

    Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Sheen, $13.49, available at Ulta Beauty


    This plant-based deep treatment effectively repairs chemically-treated, dull hair the all-natural way.

    Aveda damage remedy™ intensive restructuring treatment, $39, available at Aveda

    This hair mask prolongs color vibrancy and prevents color fading caused by water particles, leaving hair healthy, soft, and smooth.

    Kerastase Hair Masque Chromatique Hair Mask, $53, available at Kerastase Hair

    Designed to work on all hair types struggling with dullness, this treatment transforms brittle ends into shiny, bouncy strands with a single use.

    Philip B. Straightening Hair Masque, $44, available at Philip B.

    A healthy mix of keratin protein and amino acids makes this heavy-hitting treatment the kick in the ass damaged hair needs.

    Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty

    Hailing from Stockholm, this Sachajuan overnight treatment uses sea algae and mineral-rich nutrients to rebuild the hair's elasticity, while adding moisture and shine.

    Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair, $50, available at DermStore

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    Since you can't leave the house with wet hair, you want to make sure you're using the gentlest — and most effective — tools out there. This lightweight dryer has three temperature settings and a cool shot button to lock in shine.

    DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser, $159, available at Ulta Beauty

    There's a reason this blow-dryer is one of the top selling on the market: It's infused with ionic technology that dries hair faster and seals the hair cuticle, so hair looks smoother — and feels healthier — than ever.

    T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer, $119, available at Sephora

    The brick-cold weather isn't doing anything to help your hair — and neither are your bath towels. Sure, they're soft and plush against your skin, but they're not gentle enough for your wet hair. Keep your towel where it belongs (around your body), and reserve this hair turban on your head. Not only does it dry your hair 50% faster than terry cloth, but it also prevents breakage and frizz during the drying process.

    Aquis Essentials Lisse Luxe Hair Turban, $30, available at Sephora

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    Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That’s why it helps to think of your gym time as a middle school dance: You’re going to feel awkward and hug the wall until a really great song comes on.

    With that in mind, we’re rounding up our favorite workout tracks, from fresh remixes to old favorites. Get ready to catch yourself humming through your jog, training circuit, or yoga practice. And, don’t worry, Beyoncé makes an appearance.

    Don't be surprised if you end up keeping a steadier pace while listening. Music with a strong beat has been found to help people's movements stay consistent during exercise. Today, we're breaking out a new playlist for the colder months, with enough heart-pumping tracks to keep you warm for your entire workout.

    This is the playlist to get you moving — the gym's never been so much fun.

    Check back in the following weeks for more of your favorite tracks and browse our past seasons' playlists below.

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    Sometimes getting that dream job requires more than just a dazzling résumé and a killer interview — sometimes it boils down to who you know. So how do you maximize your professional network and meet other people in your field who can help you get where you want to go?

    Whether you're looking for a post-work happy hour, a day of panels and Q&As, or a creative workshop to get your juices flowing, ahead we rounded up some great NYC-based networking events to attend before the end of the year to help you land your dream job in 2019.

    Ladies Get Paid, a national network of professional women, hosts monthly Ladies Get Coffee morning meet ups where you can start your day off with coffee, pastries, and some casual networking. The next NYC event, hosted with General Assembly, is on December 13, and you can bring a plus one!

    For some more heavy-duty networking, LDP is also hosting a Get Money Get Paid  conference on December 8 in Brooklyn, which will be a day of talks about workplace politics, leadership training, and negotiating. General admission tickets start at $189.

    Six Degrees Society is a national networking group that hosts several events every month for millennial women. These range from panels with career experts to cheese tastings to talks with relationship psychologists. Events are free for members, though you don't have to be a member to attend. Nonmembers can grab tickets for around $30 per event.

    For a full list of Six Degrees Society events, click here.

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    Ellevate is a women's professional network with over 40 chapters around the world. Chapters hosts events like networking breakfasts, wine-and-cheese parties, and happy hours. Some events are only open to members, but nonmembers are invited to attend select events, like this Mastercard-sponsored networking party on December 17.

    New York Entrepreneurs & Startup Network is hosting two upcoming networking events for professionals at WeWork spaces in NYC: a tech start-up party on November 28 and a business networking party on December 11. You can also find a selection of other WeWork events here, like this event for women working in the digital sphere.

    Or you can scan through Eventbrite. Between now and the end of the year, there are a ton of great events to choose from, like this one for women of color in politics, or this workshop for "creative women committed to manifesting their vision for 2019."

    The Freelancers Hub, a free community space in DUMBO for freelancers, is hosting a holiday office party on December 5 for the office-less, where freelancers and entrepreneurs can build their networks and celebrate the end of the year. And tickets are free!

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    Budgets kind of suck. The idea of tracking and regimenting your spending can seem overwhelmingly tedious, and it certainly can be. But not all budgets are created equal.

    If you’re looking to get your money in order, one of the easiest, most effective ways to organize your finances is by using the 50/30/20 rule. Senator Elizabeth Warren created the 50/30/20/rule for spending and saving when co-authoring a personal finance book with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi: All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan.

    The rule is a simple, accessible way to understanding how to best spend your cash. By organizing your expenses into three main spending categories, the 50/30/20 rule is a surefire way to getting your spending under control while helping you get closer to reaching your financial goals — all without having to stress over money minutiae.

    Read on to learn the simple four steps you need to get started using the 50/30/20 rule in your own life.

    Figure Out Your After-Tax Income

    If you’re on salary, it’s easy to think of your pre-tax income as your actual income. But this isn’t the case.

    Taxes eat up a considerable chunk of a salary. After all the deductions — healthcare, Medicare, social security, federal taxes, state taxes, and in many cases city taxes (being a New Yorker is fun!) — have been taken out, your take-home pay is quite different than the amount you were offered when you got your job. For this reason, it’s important to get a better understanding of what you’re actually making before you start thinking about how to spend it.

    To figure out your actual take-home income, try just, you know, taking a look at your paycheck. There should be an in-depth breakdown of what's getting withheld from each check as well as a final number that indicates your gross pay.

    If you’re a freelancer, or are someone without a fixed income, this can be even trickier to manage. A good rule of thumb is to build a financial plan around your average gross income — after accounting for expenses and taxes: Look back at your invoices for the past three or six months, and then average your monthly income to get an idea of what you usually make. If you’re up for the challenge, you can also project your income each month and plan based on that number.

    illustrated by Tristan Offit.

    Limit Your “Needs” To 50%

    Now that you’ve figured out your monthly after-tax income, take a minute to think about your monthly financial responsibilities. According to the 50/30/20 rule, your essentials, or "needs" — things like rent, utilities, health insurance, groceries, and transportation — should only add up to a maximum of 50% of your take-home pay.

    Don't get too philosophical about what your true "needs" are. For this category, just consider things you can't live without. For instance, if you don’t pay your rent you’ll probably run into some troubles, so that would count as a need. You also need to eat, it's likely you need transportation to get to work, and you probably can't live without heat and electricity.

    illustrated by Tristan Offit.

    Limit Your “Wants” To 30%

    The 30 in the middle means 30% of your income should go to flexible spending, or “wants.”

    Sure, 30% might sound like a pretty generous chunk. But when it comes down to it, it’s not that much. But, remember, wants don’t just mean things like trips to Mexico and that new pair of Nikes. They account for all of the other things that fall outside of your immediate needs, so count expenses like your phone bill, your Netflix and Hulu accounts, and the lunch you just ordered on Seamless. Also, if you have credit card debt, you should include any monthly minimum payments in your "wants" category.

    With those expenses in mind, 30% might not end up feeling like very much. Beyond the things you actually need — say a basic wardrobe that will keep you warm and dry in all seasons — that extra beret or pair of winter boots don’t count as needs.

    When I think back, there have been a lot of months where my “wants” have accounted for a lot more than just 30% of my income, and I know I’m not alone. Thinking about your needs is a great opportunity to reflect on the expenses in your life and what you’re spending on versus what you should actually be spending.

    illustrated by Tristan Offit.

    Save The Last 20%

    Once you’ve accounted for the first 80% of your income — with 50% going to needs and 30% to wants — you’re left with 20%. This last portion should be reserved for savings and additional debt repayments, depending on your circumstances.

    First, you'll want to focus on saving money in an emergency fund, then put money towards your retirement and paying down debt (including student loans, balance transfers, or car loans). Do you have all of those things under control? Well then you can start saving this money toward other future goals like buying a home, starting a business, or kids!

    This percentage may seem small compared to the others, but if you’re using it wisely, then this 20% can add up quickly. And remember, if you’re able to cut down on your wants category, you can always save more than the 20% minimum set out by this plan.

    illustrated by Tristan Offit.

    How It Works & Why

    Now that you know the basics, it's time to figure out how well you're doing. First, calculate your after-tax income. Then break it down into the 50/30/20 buckets.

    So if you make $60,000 a year, your monthly spending would break down as follows:

    After-Tax Income = ~$45,000

    Divide that by 12 to get your monthly spendable income: $45,000/12 = $3,750

    50% In Your Needs Bucket = $1,875

    30% In Your Wants Bucket = $1,125

    20% In Your Future Bucket = $750

    From there, spend a month keeping track of how much you spend and make sure you don’t exceed your limits. If you find you’re overspending, it’s probably time to reassess.

    The 50/30/20 rule is simple and straightforward, without any unnecessary complications. If you use it correctly, it allows you to pay all of your bills, grow your savings, and still have money to spend on the fun stuff, which is so important.

    Choosing a financial plan that works isn't just about saving money, it's about prioritizing and organizing your spending so that you can still enjoy the life you're living. And, the great thing is that it's flexible; if these exact percentages aren’t working for you, you can always tweak them. After all, it's no fun to just save for retirement while spending the present stressing about daily expenditures and the occasional indulgence.

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    If there's one thing to be learned from the time your S.O.'s mom gave you a handheld vacuum for Hanukkah, it's that holiday gifts can serve as backhanded disses hidden behind a veneer of seasonal cheer and reindeer-printed wrapping paper. Cleaning supplies say "you're a slob with dusty floors," a sonic toothbrush says "your oral hygiene needs some work," and nothing says "sorry you're getting old" quite like handing someone a jar that literally has the words "anti-aging " on it.

    So how do you gift skin care without making enemies of your nearest and dearest by indirectly sending the message that their blackheads are out of control and their fine lines aren't so fine anymore? With great caution, of course. First, be absolutely certain that the recipient wants skin care in the first place — if your brother-in-law asks for an Italian cigar knife and you get him a Drunk Elephant starter set, for example, chances are that everyone will leave the situation unhappy.

    The real secret, then, is to choose a gift that's at once personal and non-judgmental; effective, but not skin issue-specific. These sets should do the trick of pleasing the skin-care lover in your life without offending, so it'll be abundantly clear that you're giving them a gift — not a thinly-veiled insult.

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    "Chlorophobia" is the fear of the color green — and that's the only reason someone would dislike anything about this clean, plant-powered trio, which features a full-size cleansing oil alongside travel sizes of the brand's lightweight gel Cactus Water Moisturizer and matcha-infused face mask.

    Boscia Good Clean Fun Powered by Plants Skin Kit, $39, available at Sephora

    'Tis the season of dull, flaky skin, chapped knuckles, and nerves shot to hell by the mere thought of your extended family in the same house, let alone the same living room. Address them all with a nourishing clay mask, a moisturizer, an intensive hand cream, and a soothing lavender-infused body oil, best paired with a weighted blanket and earplugs.

    Ole Henriksen Instant Hygge Nurturing Skincare Set, $49, available at Ole Henriksen

    No one could ever fault you for trying to protect them against ever-worsening environmental damage, right? (Except maybe your uncle who believes that climate change is a hoax.) This trio, which R29 put together in partnership with Exuviance, includes rejuvenating eye masks, vitamin C-packed serum capsules, and a dreamy overnight mask that melts into skin to neutralize the horrors of daily pollution while you sleep.

    Exuviance Bright On Time Collection, $35, available at Ulta Beauty

    A simple yet luxurious skin-care ritual is a surefire winner — not even the snobs in your life will be able to resist this travel-sized lineup of cleansing oil, exfoliating polish, essence, and silky face cream inspired by classic Japanese beauty secrets.

    Tatcha The Starter Ritual Set for Normal to Dry Skin, $59, available at Tatcha

    Packed with travel sizes and deluxe minis of the green-beauty wonderland's best-selling glow-enhancing skin products, this gift set has two benefits: a newly radiant complexion and the smug satisfaction of using exclusively clean beauty products.

    Credo Glow & Go Set, $35, available at Credo

    Complete with cleanser, eye cream, a whipped moisturizer, a lightweight serum, and the brand's beloved glycolic night treatment, this set serves as a physical invitation to join the Drunk Elephant cult — and includes a magnifying glass and card game to help identify the not-so-great products in your recipient's routine, so you don't have to.

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    The difficulty of hunting for low-cost gifts shouldn’t be a reason to give up before you even start, so be sure you're doing your part when you sign up for the exchange. We’ve rounded up gifts that are more than worthy of holiday exchanges — and completely in your budget (yes, they all ring in under $25). Say goodbye to lazy, last-minute finds, and hello to affordable, but still totally awesome, presents anyone would want to receive.

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  • Around the end of every year, a sudden twinge of urgency boils in the pit of our stomachs for something new. This is perhaps why so many people set resolutions on December 31 to pick up a new hobby, try new cuisines, travel somewhere new... you get the point. Still, research shows that no matter how eager we are to make a change in our lives, only about 8% of us actually achieve our long-term goals. Luckily, there's a quicker (and more affordable!) way to scratch that itch than buying a plane ticket or becoming a plant lady: bangs.

    "There's never a wrong time to get bangs," celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend tells Refinery29. Nothing should stop you — not the weather outside, your face shape, or even your hair type. Argue all you want about the maintenance and awkward grow-out phase, but Townsend says bangs are timeless because they're so surprisingly flattering. Regardless, it's the right move to make when you're looking to break out of a hair rut.

    Still, there's no one-size-fits-all bang haircut. Just like any other hair appointment, a little bit of research is required before taking the plunge. Thankfully, we did all the heavy lifting for you and rounded up the best celebrity bang haircuts as of late to spark inspiration. Wait until January or go ahead and call your hairstylist today, either way, we promise this will be the best decision you'll make all year.

    What To Ask For: Micro-Bangs

    What It Is: Roughly-chopped bangs that sit an inch, or higher, above the eyebrows

    Despite how edgy we find them in 2018, micro-bangs (a.k.a. baby bangs) are more retro than you think. Ever since stars like Bettie Page and Audrey Hepburn made the risky cut trendy in the '50s, it's been the bang hairstyle that it girls and fashion muses turn to for added cool factor. Emma Watson first debuted her choppy set in 2018 on the Vanity Fair red carpet post-Oscars and helped catapult the look back into the zeitgeist.

    Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images.

    The best part about a super-short trim like this is that it really does complement every hair length and texture. Zendaya's Joan of Arc-inspired, sci-fi bob at the 2018 Met Gala took a modern twist on the style.

    Photo: ANGELA WEISS/Getty Images.

    Celebrity hairstylist Vernon François recently gave Lupita Nyong'o a pompadour style that gave the appearance of micro-bangs from the front view — busting the myth that only pin-straight hair can make fringe work.

    Photo: Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images.

    Not comfortable with commitment? Hairstylist Jen Atkin once told us that clip-in bangs (and wigs!) are the easiest way to try bangs while bypassing the risk of hating them tomorrow morning. Ariana Grande doesn't try the trend often, but back when she had platinum hair she was a fan.

    What To Ask For: Wispy Bangs

    What It Is: Long, piece-y, face-framing bangs

    Often trimmed dry and vertically, a wispy set of fringe like Halle Berry's looks good on everyone who wants to make a small change with maximum impact.

    Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage/Getty Images.

    Wispier fringe also allows for minimal dedication, meaning you won't have to commit to styling appointments every three weeks.

    Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.

    Someone like Jennifer Lopez — square-faced with a sharp jawline — looks best in thicker bangs that sort of cascade down her cheeks at an angle.

    Kehlani's air-dried look proves that you don't need a blowdryer and round brush to look good in bangs.

    Ready to gracefully grow out your micro-bangs into brow-grazing fringe like Alison Sudol? Townsend says all it takes are regular trims (and by trims he means a hair dusting) and patience. "Wait until your bangs grow out to one, even length that hits just below your eyebrows," he explains. "At that point you can ask your hairstylist to vertically cut a point at the bridge of your nose." This will kickstart a flattering curtain shape.

    Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.

    What To Ask For: Curtain Bangs

    What It Is: Long, face-framing bangs that separate in the middle

    A modern twist on the Brigitte Bardot bang, curtain fringe takes center-parted hairstyles to a whole new level. Lightweight, wispy, and split right down the middle, Camila Cabello's signature look is the perfect example of the style.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images.

    "I think the trend now is all about relaxed elegance," Townsend tells us, specifically referring to his client Dakota Johnson and her curtain bangs. "If you look closely, you'll see that there are a ton of tiny different lengths in her bangs," he explains. "She can pull her bangs off to either side or part them in the middle and still have them look good because they aren't weighing heavy on her forehead."

    Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images.

    Sam Burnett, owner and creative director of Hare & Bone, once told us that the most crucial element of curtain fringe is feathered layers. Natalia Dyer's shag seamlessly blends her fringe in with the rest of her cut to give us a taste of a classic '70s sweep (think: Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith).

    Lucy Boynton chose to keep her curtain fringe as vintage as they come, with heavy, long layers that start at the outer corner of her eye.

    What To Ask For: Side Bangs

    What It Is: Long, side-swept layers

    According to hairstylist Christian Wood, sweeping side bangs will be huge in 2019. Yep, the hairstyle that dominated our lives between 2000-2005 is back and chicer than ever.

    Photo: Stephane Cardinale/Getty Images.

    Luckily, if you're in the market for a new, inspired hairstyle this one doesn't require fussy styling or constant trimming, which is exactly why everyone in L.A. is requesting it right now.

    Expect built-in bangs if you want to go shorter — like Emilia Clarke short — in 2019. Whether it's a pixie or a choppy bob, bangs that cascade down the cheek are an easy way to add length to a cropped cut.

    Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images.

    The last time side bangs were cool they were almost always flat-ironed straight and paired with a Juicy Couture track suit. Now, you can spot a more casual twist on the trend on the heads of Emma Stone, Dua Lipa, and Amandla Stenberg.

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images.

    What To Ask For: Blunt Bangs

    What It Is: Heavy, straight pieces that graze the brows

    Blunt bangs might not be for everyone, but even we can't deny they're visibly back en vogue — just ask Duckie Thot. Sure, bangs that are longer, thicker, and straighter than others are more high-maintenance; but if done right, it's a style that makes even your most haphazard style look sophisticated and put together.

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    Jameela Jamil's signature look updates Goldie Hawn's flared fringe of the early '70s.

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    SZA's latest look is a prime example of bangs that are blunt, but not boxy. Ask for a length that sits just at your brows, but is slightly choppier in the center — this opens up the face even if the haircut is heavy.

    What To Ask For: Curly Bangs

    What It Is: Choppy, brow-grazing layers

    Hairstylist Shai Amiel of Capella Salon recently told us that women in L.A., specifically women with curlier hair, are gravitating towards bangs more than ever. "I like to cut some random shorter pieces around the face instead of a heavy straight-across bang," he says. "It works great with all curl patterns because it creates so much dimension and movement." Tessa Thompson's fringe don't often make an appearance, but when they do we're totally smitten with the sexy shape.

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    Hannah Burdy of L.A.'s Mèche Salon recently told us that heavy bangs are best styled with some texture, which is why anyone with curly hair should consider it. Even better, brow-grazing bangs, like Yara Shahidi's, add instant movement and dimension to an old haircut.

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    Shag haircuts and thick bangs are a match made in heaven. Sal Salcedo of Nova Arts Salon told us that a cut like this looks even between with "squared-off layers." Ask your hairstylist to cut your layers in one uniform length all the around your head et voila your wash-and-go curls are bouncier than ever.

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    Kerry Washington's bangs are packed with bounce and healthy volume. Townsend's advice to copy the look involves investing in a diffuser. "The Dyson [Supersonic Hair Dryer] diffuser attachment wins, every time, hands down," he says. Why? You can adjust the heat and the velocity of the air flow so that it's not as harsh and aggressive on wavy or curly hair.

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    Update: The ban on all romaine lettuce is officially over. Last week, the CDC recommended staying away from romaine altogether while an on-going investigation — into an E. coli outbreak that impacted 43 people in 12 states — determined the source of the bacteria. According to the FDA, it has been determined that the E. coli can be traced back to California. "Romaine lettuce that was harvested outside of the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California does not appear to be related to the current outbreak. Hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown romaine also does not appear to be related to the current outbreak. There is no recommendation for consumers or retailers to avoid using romaine harvested from these sources," explained the FDA in a statement. See here for more information on how to tell if romaine is safe to eat.

    This story was originally published on November 20, 2018.

    Put down that salad fork, everyone. The Centers for Disease Control have just released a pretty drastic warning, advising people in the U.S. and Canada not to eat any romaine lettuce, no matter where it's from. This is due to an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, which has so far sickened 32 people in 11 states, with 13 landing in the hospital. In Canada, another 18 people in two provinces were also infected.

    The reported illnesses all happened in October, but because the CDC has not identified a source for the lettuce, it says that all romaine everywhere is suspect. This is the same kind of bacteria — but not the same outbreak — that caused the great Yuma, Arizona, romaine scare of earlier this spring.

    "Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick," says the alert. "This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad."

    If you have had any romaine — or any salad mix that may have contained romaine — in your refrigerator, you should also take steps to thoroughly clean and sanitize the drawer or shelves where it was stored.

    Symptoms of E. coli infection can include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. According to the CDC, most people get better within five to seven days, but if you have diarrhea for more than three days or accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool, or the kind of persistent vomiting that won't even let you keep liquids down, see a doctor. There is a chance you could develop a kidney-damaging condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, so this is nothing to take lightly.

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    It's easy to feel overwhelmed shopping on Amazon. Not that we don't do it all the time (because free two-day shipping is the bomb), but you can't help but let out a heavy groan when you realize you're almost out of an essential — say, shampoo — and a simple Prime search pulls up 351 pages of what seems like every bottle ever made.

    Fret not, because we're here to help. After skimming through thousands of handmade soaps and razor-refill boxes, we compiled the best beauty deals available on Amazon right now. From fresh new finds, like a lash growth serum that's actually affordable, to can't beat deals, like 20% off the Victoria's Secret Angel-approved self-tanning lotion, we've got every fall beauty essential to add to your next Prime order.

    Scroll through all the goods ahead, and add them straight to your cart, zero filtering required.

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    This 5-piece kit comes with everything you need to beat your winter skin freakout: in-shower body wash and lotion, a dry skin cream and pump-able moisturizer, plus a lip balm — all for just $35.

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    Oh Amazon, you cheeky minx, this deal is only going to last a few hours, so hop on on it now.

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    When you do the math, this luxe 12-pack of Parisian hand cream is an awesome deal. Each chic aluminum tube tallies up to around $4, and it made Oprah's annual gift list.

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    Ahava means to love in Hebrew — appropriately describes how 165 reviewers feel about this intensive hand cream.

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    Wrap your feet in this cocoon of lactic acid and exfoliating fruit enzymes, and when you unwrap them, your heels with be baby soft.

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    Not only will this scrub leave your skin smelling like a piping hot loaf of cinnamon bread, it will also have it feeling buttery smooth.

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    A duo deal that's well worth the price.

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    Amazon Amazon Brand - Solimo Epsom Salt Soaking Aid, $21.82, available at Amazon

    This body wash may have a simple label, but the blend of citrus and herbal musk makes using it feel like a luxurious experience.

    Baxter of California Baxter of California Invigorating Body Wash, $25.6, available at Amazon

    Throw away all those scrubs that leave grimy coffee-grounds residue along the rim of your bathtub, and replace them with this little glass jar packed with pink Himalayan sea salt. It sloughs away dead skin, smells like aromatherapy and sugared almonds, and requires zero clean-up, to boot.

    Majestic Pure Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil, $12.98, available at Amazon

    If you need a whitening boost, but can't stomach dropping anything more than $20 — try this kit. It includes 10 strips, and will run you just $16.

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    Tweezer Guru TweezerGuru Slant Tweezers, $12.45, available at Amazon

    You can use this deep-cleansing bar soap on your face and body. The mud additive pulls out any dirt and oil trapped in your pores, leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

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    If you're into florals — particularly roses — you'll love slathering your legs with this non-greasy body lotion by Crabtree & Evelyn.

    Crabtree & Evelyn Crabtree & Evelyn Body Lotion, Rosewater, 16.9 fl oz, $17.36, available at Amazon

    If there was ever a right time to invest in an aromatherapy oil diffuser/humidifier with a color-changing LED light display, it's when you can get it on sale.

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    Whether you're going for a dramatic cat-eye or a sexy, smudged kitten flick, this felt-tip liquid liner delivers, which is why it's the #1 new release in Amazon's eyeliner product category.

    Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner Makeup, $6.94, available at Amazon

    Brand new to Amazon, this infrared blowdryer comes with all the bells and whistles — a concentrator, diffuser, and sectioning styling clips — and is just $21.

    Revlon Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer with Hair Clips, $21.99, available at Amazon

    If you're in need of a new Clarisonic — like, you can't remember the last time you replaced your well-worn brush head — shop it at Amazon, and it'll be at your doorstep in two days.

    Clarisonic Clarisonic Mia Prima Sonic Cleansing Face Brush, White, $99, available at Amazon

    Typically, this luxe night cream (or night balm, rather) retails for $19.99 — and that's honestly a steal, as it's packed with nourishing Manuka honey, which leaves skin softer, firmer, and plumper over time. Buy it on Prime and the price drops to just $15.

    L'Oreal Paris Ultra Nourishing Honey Night Balm Face Moisturizer, $15.97, available at Amazon

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    Lash-boosting serums can be pricey — we're talking around $50 or so — and we're willing to splurge for naturally long, fluttery lashes. But now you can reap the benefits of stronger, shinier, healthier eyelashes for the same price as a tube of Great Lash mascara from CVS.

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    Like the tried-and-true Natural Glow moisturizer without the chemical-y self-tanner smell, this brand-new body lotion hydrates your legs, arms, and shoulders, and leaves a luminous soft-glow sheen.

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    Stila's Glitter & Glow eyeshadow is arguably the world's best liquid shadow if you're looking for a shimmery lid that will stay put all night long (trust us, Beyoncé's makeup artist uses it). And when you can get a three-pack of the most wearable shades (pale gold, silver, and copper) for $25 — well, you go right ahead and add it to your cart.

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    You might still be recovering from last week’s round of Thanksgiving festivities, but if one thing will perk you up, it’s a whiff of Bath & Body Works new — and massive — Christmas collection. Among this year’s offerings are 75 returning holiday scents (including the classic Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel) plus 40 new holiday fragrance releases (like Frosted Coconut Snowball and Merry Cherry Cheer). There's a whopping 300 products in all.

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    The newest addition to Bath & Body Works’ signature holiday collection, Merry Cherry Cheer is a festive blend of floral raspberry blossom, sweet sugared musk, and sophisticated black cherry liqueur. The Cherry Cheer line includes a shower gel, body lotion, body cream, and a fragrance mist — a complete body care set, perfect for your little sister who prefers juicy cherry pie to rock-hard gingerbread.

    Bath & Body Works MERRY CHERRY CHEER Super Smooth Body Lotion, $12.5, available at Bath & Body Works

    If sandalwood and agarwood took a bath in crisp Champagne, then you’d have In the Stars, a bright and wearable fragrance that just launched from the brand. The scent is available in eight forms, including this perfume, fragrance mist, a 3-wick candle, body cream, and a shimmer mist.

    Bath & Body Works In the Stars Eau de Parfum, $39.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    Introduced in 2001, this holiday classic evokes vanilla-spiked baked goods. Pro tip: Massaging a dime-sized dollop in your hands mid conference call is just about as good as having cookies delivered at work.

    Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Ultra Shea Body Cream, $13.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    This is the 20th year that Winter Candy Apple will grace the brand’s shelves and our bathrooms — and for good reason: the crisp apple sent anchored with mulling spices makes a happy occasion of washing our hands (even when washing for the billionth time during cold and flu season).

    Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    What’s better than faintly smelling of candy? Shining like a diamond while you do it.

    Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Diamond Shimmer Mist, $14.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    Fans get so hooked on this holiday release that we know many who hunt on eBay and Amazon throughout the year to re-up on the vanilla and freesia-spiked scent.

    Bath & Body Works Frosted Coconut Snowball Super Smooth Body Lotion, $12.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    This new addition to the stable of BBW scents combines the scent of gingersnap cookies with nutmeg, orange zest, and brown sugar. Mmmm...get on my belly, shower gel!

    Bath & Body Works Spiced Gingerbread Swirl Shower Gel, $12.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    It wouldn’t be the holidays without a yummy candle burning. Let this one whet your whistle for a new holiday fragrance launch: Hot Cocoa & Cream, which will be available in lotion, body mist, and shower gel form.

    Bath & Body Works Hot Cocoa & Cream 3-Wick Candle, $24.50, available at Bath & Body Works.

    Forget no season like snow season. For us, there’s no season like bath season. This bomb diffuses the fragrance of pear, jasmine, amber, and musk into the tub for the most comforting me time.

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    Welcome toMoney 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 entrepreneur working in e-commerce who makes approximately $604,800 per year and spends some of her money this week on Sour Patch Kids.

    Occupation: Entrepreneur
    Industry: E-commerce
    Age: 22
    Location: New York City
    Income: $604,800
    Paycheck Amount (Monthly): $50,400 (I get payouts each business day, but amounts vary wildly, so this is the monthly average.)

    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $1,207 (I live with two roommates.)
    Student Loan Payment: My parents generously covered my undergrad education. I will be going to graduate school next year, and I will cover all costs.
    Wifi & Utilities: $175 for my half
    Netflix: $7.99
    Building Amenities Fee: $52
    Cell Phone: $70
    Savings: I try to put away as much as I can at the end of each month in a high-yield savings account — usually around $20,000. I transfer money from my checking account to savings daily, so I never feel too flush and accidentally buy a Chanel bag. I recently opened a brokerage account, and am looking into individual retirement accounts, but still need to do more research.

    Day One

    11 a.m. — It is a beautiful Sunday outside, so my boyfriend, R., and I decide to picnic in the laziest way possible without actually cooking or sitting in the sun. We grab picnic snacks (he pays) and we sit on a bench in the shade eating peanut butter pretzels, chips and guac, and dried mangoes. A guy is trying to convince dog-walkers to try his weird coffee yogurt drink; R. doesn't let me try the drink because he says they're not FDA-approved. I write down the coffee yogurt brand on my list of new businesses. (I like to keep a running list of new businesses that I see on social media, TV, subway ads, etc., and study their business models.) After our eventful morning, we walk home and take a nap.

    3 p.m. — R. has a haircut at 2 p.m., and I spin around on of the comfy chairs in the salon as I wait. I contemplate getting a coffee from the Starbucks next door, but I'm too lazy to walk the 20 feet. After he's done, we walk over to a local pizzeria. He is feeling pretty good about his fresh cut, so obviously we slow down whenever we walk past a reflective surface. We order one classic margarita, one eggplant parm, and a Diet Coke for me. The food takes forever to come out, and it's all very mediocre. The Diet Coke tastes like Pepsi, but I slurp it up anyway. We split the bill and stroll home, stopping for delicious salted caramel ice cream on the way. (R. pays for the ice cream.) $32

    9 p.m. — Spend the rest of our Sunday sitting together on the couch doing our own thing. R. has some catch-up work to do before work on Mondays, and I always have a never-ending list of emails to answer. We reconvene after a few hours to watch Coco on Netflix. I can't sit still and stare at a screen without food, so I run to Trader Joe's to pick up some movie snacks (if you haven't tried their dark chocolate peanut butter cups, you haven't lived) and a pack of Tupperware from the Rite Aid across the street for his sister, who mentioned she was running out of Tupperware for her meal prep. Verdict: R. loves the movie, and I think it is just okay. Then again, I know for a fact I have terrible taste in movies, so it was probably amazing. $34

    Daily Total: $66

    Day Two

    6 a.m. — Wake up at 6 a.m. with R. and get home to my apartment. I call my lovely parents who live on the other side of the world, and order some vitamins and other stuff on Amazon for them ($193). I'll ship it all together with some other stuff I ordered after everything arrives. I make a note to look at cashmere sweaters for my mom too, since she loves them! $193

    7 a.m. — Play Parks and Recreation for background noise while I start my day. I spend the morning answering emails, brainstorming new designs (I am a handbag designer), and coordinating with my fulfillment center. I'm in the middle of switching fulfillment partners for my e-commerce store, and it's a bit of a logistical nightmare. Currently, my items are manufactured in China, and shipped all over the world from a center in Hong Kong. I'm transitioning to more local fulfillment (and faster shipping for my customers) by dividing inventory between fulfillment centers. It's a bit of a risky move, but I know it's a necessary step to scale my business. I break for lunch at 2 p.m. and get my normal burrito bowl from my favorite spot downstairs. $10.74

    8 p.m. — I Uber to and from Duane Reade ($7.53) to pick up candy ($12). Yeah...what can I say? I love me some candy. Eat delicious Sour Patch Watermelons while watching Netflix and browsing Mango (they have really upped their game!!!) and Zaful for bikinis for the upcoming cruise that I'm going on with R. Reviewers warn that their bikinis run small, so I order a Zaful suit ($15.99) in my normal size on Amazon first to see how it fits. If it works out, I'll order the rest. I shower, apply my favorite Embryolisse moisturizer, brush my teeth, and go to bed at 11 p.m. $35.52

    Daily Total: $239.26

    Day Three

    9 a.m. — Wake up at 8, read articles on Medium for an hour, then chat with my parents about travel plans for end of the year. After Black Friday (which I need to be home for), I'm planning to go to London to visit my best friend, travel around Europe with another friend who is studying abroad for a semester, and then go home for two weeks to visit my parents. Since I'm not a U.S. citizen, I need to apply for visas ahead of time.

    12 p.m. — I take stock of inventory and look at store data to calculate how much inventory I'll need to prepare for the holiday season. I go downstairs to drop off my visa application at UPS and purchase next day shipping ($9), and pick up my usual burrito bowl ($10.74). While eating, R. texts and says he just found out he is going on a business trip to Europe in two weeks and asks if I want to go with him...what?! I call the UPS store and ask if they can please hold my package, and then it's a mad scramble to type up a request to change my visa dates as well as print out hotel confirmations and more supporting documents ($11 for printing). Fingers crossed it will be processed in time and that I will be able to go next week!! I am too excited to eat and I put my burrito bowl in the fridge for another day. $30.74

    4 p.m. — I have been a healthy living influencer of sorts on Instagram since high school. Hop on a call with startup I am doing marketing for, and then head to my eyelash extension appointment. I recently started getting extensions again, and they make me feel so pretty! I found a spot that charges $80 for extensions and $70 for three-week refills, which I think is a decent deal — especially in NYC, where they can run up to $200. I top up my metro card on my way there ($40). I don't take the subway too often, so I don't get the monthly unlimited pass. I dream about Black Friday/Cyber Monday marketing strategy while the technician makes me beautiful. ($70+$20 tip). $130

    5 p.m. — All done! I sit down in the salon's waiting area, scroll through Fashionphile, my favorite pre-loved designer site, and immediately order a navy blue Celine tote bag that's on sale for $650 plus tax ($707). I've had my eye on this style for awhile, and this price is an absolute steal (retail price is around $1,900). I know I can sell it for at least $1,200 on Poshmark or eBay if I ever tire of it and make some easy money! I unloaded about $1,600 worth of stuff on Poshmark last month, so I'm using that "fund" for some fall purchases. I love designer bags and shoes, but will only buy new items if I sell stuff I already own. It feels like Monopoly money to me, so I don't feel bad. Also — long live Phoebe Philo, can I get an amen! $707

    5:30 p.m. — Boyfriend is getting off work early today and convinces me to sleep over, so I pick up a Sweetgreen salad for him for dinner ($14.15). I buy roundtrip NJ Transit tickets ($7), and we take the bus to NJ, where he lives. $21.15

    2 a.m. — Can't sleep because all I ate today was an arugula salad, and I'm hungry. R. is sleeping on top of me as he likes to do. Also, today someone on Instagram called my business a scam because her order never arrived. After following up with her, it turns out she placed an order from a different brand and website for a similar item that never arrived...sorry for your poor experience, but please don't blame me for another brand's incompetence!! I fall asleep in a huff.

    Daily Total: $888.89

    Day Four

    9 a.m. — Wake up at 9 and spend my morning answering customer emails and bouncing designs off my design team. I'm spending the day at R.'s while he is at work since I didn't feel like commuting this morning. I scroll through Instagram and see a different Celine bag on a blogger and experience serious FOMO. Scour the internet and find it for $3,000 on Ebay...okay then. Tuck away bag in the back of my mind.

    1 p.m. — Go to Trader Joe's and pick up food for the day ($30). Then I heat up a lasagna for lunch and watch (a.k.a. listen to) an episode of Better Call Saul while eating. Get distracted and start watching The Good Place instead. I start drafting email sequences and marketing for Black Friday. Then I browse videographers and email marketing experts on Upwork. $30

    5 p.m. — Start cooking dinner! The BF has requested my famous brie pasta for dinner. I basically boil fresh pasta and fry up bacon, then melt a pound of brie in pot, and mix it all together and top it off with loads of parmesan. It. is. delicious. REALLY DELICIOUS. R. and I book a dolphin excursion for our cruise ($95 each). Yay for tourist traps and paying exorbitant amounts for a Polaroid of me kissing a dolphin. Woohoo!! $95

    Daily Total: $125

    Day Five

    5:45 a.m. — Roll outta bed at 5:45 and take the bus back to the city with R. I make a pit stop by one of my fave Cuban spots, which is open at this ungodly hour. I get a Cuban sandwich and a peach Snapple. $12

    6:45 a.m. — This hour is my favorite time to walk around NYC, so I stroll over to Bryant Park to sit and enjoy my sandwich while Googling ways to save on taxes. I am seriously consider moving to Miami to save on taxes. My BFF said the Cuban sandwiches there are better anyway. I wash my hands in the actually lovely Bryant Park public bathroom. Check Uber — it's $6 to go home and I ain't a baller, so I take the subway home. I get home at 7:45, pick up a bunch of packages, and am super productive until 4:30 when I start Googling random things and reading Money Diaries.

    5 p.m. — Get ready for happy hour with two friends. Put on my favorite foundation (Chanel Vitalumière Aqua — so light, but good coverage!), some bronzer, and lipstick, and am out the door in 15 minutes. Thank you eyelash extensions! We meet at our go-to spot in midtown. My friend starts a tab and I Venmo her ($40) for a happy hour that leaves me sober. We walk to McDonald's and I order a bunch of food that I don't know what to do with. We bond over nuggets and triple cheeseburgers ($20). I get home by 10 p.m. and go to sleep immediately. $60

    Daily Total: $72

    Day Six

    8 a.m. — I wake up at 8 and decide today is the day I will hire a customer service agent. I'm sick of fielding upwards of 30 emails every day, and I post a job on Upwork. I find one guy I like and spend the day onboarding him. He installs some new software for me and my inbox and ticketing system are instantly more organized. Hooray for having someone else put out fires!

    5 p.m. — Finally come up for air and get a salad downstairs for dinner ($17). Grab some Clorox wipes because my living situation is a disgrace and a ginger ale cause it's been 18 hours without soda ($7). Also, my boyfriend is going out of town this weekend, and wanted to drop by before he leaves tomorrow. He's kinda OCD, so I furiously wipe down every surface before he arrives. We cuddle and he leaves at 8 p.m. $24

    9 p.m. — I look over the work my customer service agent has completed...and I am NOT pleased. I blame myself, since I should've asked more vetting questions. I am very nice and give him a few more chances, but ultimately tell him it's not going to work out. He is very understanding and refunds me for the time he has billed so far ($50). I don't accept this, and want to compensate him for his time, so I pay him a bonus of $5o. I'm still hungry, so I order pizza ($16 + $4 tip). It comes an hour later (after I've forgotten I ordered it) and I don't really want it anymore. I text my roommates to let them know there's pizza in the fridge if they want any, and go to sleep. $70

    Daily Total: $94

    Day Seven

    11 a.m. — Hooray for the weekend! Even though technically every day for me is a weekend. I FaceTime my parents as they are about to go to sleep, and update my BFF in London about my possible earlier visit. I place the Mango order I was mulling over earlier this week ($150) as well as an order on Zaful for bikinis ($53). The Amazon one fit really well! $203

    12 p.m. — Debate getting an Olaplex treatment. I do some Googling and a salon treatment will cost me between $300 and $800, while meanwhile I can buy the same product at Sephora for $28. Hmmmm, what a tough choice!! I add to my cart, but don't purchase yet. I want to treat myself to some Thai food, so I call in a takeout order to my favorite Thai place. I order a red curry, a massaman curry, and extra rice. It will be my food for the day. I wait 20 minutes, then pick up my order. $28

    5 p.m. — I veg out at home and spend time with my roommate. We all have very different schedules so we rarely get to see each other, and catching up is nice! My BFF says she's going to Levain, and I ask her to pick up some cookies for me. I Venmo her for four cookies ($16). She'll drop them off for me on her way home, since I live on the way. $16

    8 p.m. — Cookie time!!! We eat cookies with soy milk — the perfect end to a wonderfully lazy day. I try not to check emails on Saturdays, since customer service is super draining for me. I FaceTime with R. and then go to sleep at 10 p.m.

    Daily Total: $247

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    And it reminded us of another variety program from the '90s: The Amanda Show, starring Amanda Bynes.

    Stay with us, here.

    Schumer is celebrated (and celebrated, and then celebrated some more) for redefining the way women live in comedy, embracing more honest (and sometimes unsavory) depictions of the female experience. For many of us, Bynes was our first introduction to this idea.

    Today, it's hard to think about the young Amanda Bynes without confronting her sad downfall. In 2012, two years after she announced her retirement from acting, Bynes was charged with a DUI after side-swiping a police car in Los Angeles. More worrisome behavior followed, including at least one more arrest, for tossing a bong out of her car window. In 2013, she underwent forced hospitalization for psychiatric treatment. Her most recent public appearance was at a fashion event in L.A. last summer. Her tweets have gotten her into major trouble, something she addressed — along with discussing a past Adderall addiction — in a November 2018 Paper magazine profile.

    Troubling as they may be, Bynes’ personal struggles don’t diminish the fact that professionally, she was a teen trailblazer. After standing out on All That when she was just 10, at age 13, Bynes got her own variety show in 1999. Through her outlandish humor that thumbed its nose at “good taste” with unapologetically gross, crass characters, she planted a seed in our formative brains. Bynes gave us the wild idea that young ladies didn’t have to be ladylike at all. She was a young, DGAF performer before it was cool to be a DGAF performer — years before Broad City, Girls, and yes, Inside Amy Schumer.

    A scene from the pilot of The Amanda Show could almost be a sketch from Inside Amy Schumer. Playing a character named Cynthia Worthington, Bynes is on a first date at an upscale restaurant. Things are all very, very proper. She talks about how she spent her day at a ballet recital, followed by the purchase of a Mozart CD. But when the waiter brings her and her date their ginger ales, she belches, then mentions that she’s quite itchy. She lifts up her right arm to reveal a forest of armpit hair and borrows the boy’s fork to scratch it. She shows him the calluses on her feet, shoves her face into a plate of pasta that’s too delicious to eat any other way, and pees her pants.

    Christy Stratton, who wrote for the show, says she and her colleagues tailored material like this to fit Bynes’ bold sensibility. “She was always very game to just take it to a 10,” Stratton says. “We knew that, and we’d try to write things that would play to the bigness that she was willing to offer up. Maybe that was the youth part of her, but she certainly was fearless. A lot of the greats today — Amy Schumer and Kristen Wiig — are willing to take it to another level and be unashamed. I think that she certainly put that out there, too.”

    “So many actors don’t want to look stupid,” says another Amanda Show writer, John Hoberg. “She was so game to do all that. She could see it was funny, so she didn’t have this fear of looking ridiculous.” Hoberg also credits Bynes for exploding the gender stereotypes of the ’80s and ’90s. “It was more acceptable for guys to be clowns, and girls were expected to be more together,” he says. “It takes bravery — even as a kid — to clip giant armpit hair under your arms and be on television.”

    Her fearlessness was obvious from the beginning. Hoberg remembers watching Bynes on the All That set, doing her “Ask Ashley” routine, a biting Dear Abby parody in which she played a young girl who sits on her bed and dispenses withering criticism instead of advice. (Sample: A reader, Claudia, writes that her bedroom is on the second floor of her house, and to save time she simply jumps out the window every day, but has broken her leg 17 times doing so. Ashley's advice? "Use the stinkin' stairs, Einstein!”)

    Equally gutsy was the show's staff, who managed to get away with naming one of Bynes' characters after a slang term for female genitalia: Penelope Taynt, Amanda's number one fan who often went to absurd lengths to catch a glimpse of the actress.

    Few of us back then knew that the character's last name was a homonym for "taint," a not-so-nice word for lady parts. But we certainly get the joke today — and yes, it was intentional, according to a former Amanda Show staffer. "Dan [Schneider], the showrunner, thought that it was funny. The network was like, 'Is that the slang for….?'" Schneider simply told them it wasn’t. "It wasn’t trying to make her gross," the ex-staffer explains. "It was Dan trying to have fun at the expense of the network." For the record, the former employee thinks Bynes, like the majority of her young audience, was unaware of the double entendre. (The actress, who no longer employs a publicist, did not respond to our request via Twitter to participate in this story. Her attorney also did not respond.)

    Whether Bynes knew the word or not, she was so comfortable performing — "Her instincts were really, really good,” says Hoberg — that the producers encouraged her to put personal flourishes on the characters. For instance, in the “Hillbilly Moment” segments (in which she would tell knock-knock jokes as a stereotypical hillbilly), all anyone had to say was, “Now do a crazy dance,” and she created her signature, elbows-out jig.

    “She would always take the material and make more of it than we could have even thought,” says Stratton. Even at table reads, where Stratton says writers would cross their fingers and just hope the actors got all the jokes on the page, Bynes always hit the funny mark with impeccable timing. “We’d throw things at her and she would make a meal of it.”

    Any ‘90s kid can tell you that Nickelodeon was never shy about testing the comedy waters. (See: Kenan & Kel.) But as Stratton points out, with The Amanda Show, “What was special was that they were filtering it through a young female’s perspective.” Today, in the age of iCarly and Liv and Maddie and Girl Meets World, the idea of a network handing over an edgy show to a 13-year-old girl doesn’t feel all that revolutionary. But it was unprecedented in the early-'90s. “At the time, I don’t know if I thought it was groundbreaking,” Hoberg says. “But looking back, I think it might have been.”

    This story has been updated.

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