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    Three major wildfires – Camp, Woolsey, and Hill – have engulfed the state of California.

    Camp Fire, in the northern part of the state, has destroyed more than 6,700 structures and killed at least nine people, making it California's most destructive wildfire. The blaze also consumed most of Paradise, a town north of Sacramento. In Southern California, firefighters estimate that more than the 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate from their homes because of the Woolsey and Hill fires.

    As the wildfires continue to rage, those looking to help can support those suffering from the devastation in a number of ways. Here are some local, regional, and national organizations seeking help with relief efforts.

    Organizations To Donate To

    American Red Cross workers have set up temporary shelters and food sites across the state.

    Donate to the efforts by visiting redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donors can even specifically request their monies go towards California relief efforts by writing the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check made out to the organization.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the first responders fighting on the frontlines of the wildfires. They are currently requesting donations to put towards hydration backpacks for the firefighters.

    The CCF Wildfire Relief Fund supports immediate recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as long-term preparedness efforts.

    The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its its Disaster Relief Fund.

    The Entertainment Industry Foundation is raising money through its Fire Relief Fund.

    The Humane Society of Ventura County is accepting animals evacuating from the Hill and Woolsey fires. You can also donate directly to the organization or purchase items like food and toys through their Amazon wish list.

    Baby2Baby is working to get high-need items to children affected by the ongoing Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires in California. Help them supply diapers, wipes, blankets, and other basic baby essentials to families in need by purchasing from their registry.

    Donate directly to Direct Relief, which helps provide resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected areas across California. Tito's Handmade Vodka has pledged to match all donations, up to $15,000.

    CNN’s Impact Your World initiative has created a page to collect donations that will go towards supporting seven organizations including The Community Foundation Sonoma County, Convoy of Hope and Direct Relief.

    The Firefighters Charitable Foundation accepts donations to support volunteer fire stations and helps wildfire victims.

    California Volunteers, a state office that manages volunteer programs in California, has created a list of services and donation options to help victims affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. Use this list to find information about making donations and volunteering.

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    Search "holiday makeup" online, and you'll surely come across an endless sea of bright-red lips and super-full lashes that could keep you scrolling for hours on end. And while there's objectively nothing wrong with a classic crimson lip (we'll certainly be sporting the look once — or twice — this party season), we're just ready to crank up the volume on our holiday glam and bring to life a few new festive ideas for our next night out.

    Which is why we've rounded up seven beauty buys we're scooping up at Ulta Beauty to help us achieve said next-level looks and shine a little brighter this holiday season. Think: cherry-hued smoky eyeshadow that'll amp up any vibe, metallic matte lip creams in a full rainbow range, and — of course — multiple types of seasonal glow, from iridescent glitter to lit-from-within foundation. Wallflowers, be warned: The following picks are guaranteed to make you the life of any party.

    Apply this long-wear glitter cream shadow all over your lids for a burst of shine at every ordinary blink. And the best part about a creamy formula like this one? It adheres to lids right away and gives you the slightly glossy finish that's been oh-so popular as of late.



    Ulta Beauty Collection Glitter Cream Eyeshadow, $8.5, available at Ulta Beauty

    Ditch your #basic, natural smoky eyeshadow palette for this version featuring dark cherry red and deep wine burgundy hues. Between the buildable shades and diverse set of finishes (from totally matte to micro-sparkle), the possibilities are endless.



    Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, $49, available at Ulta Beauty

    Stand out at your next soiree with one of these pearly metallic lip creams in super unique shades. From a turquoise jade for the ever-adventurous to a burnt-orange beige for the slightly more subtle, this rainbow slew of options is sure to get you through your entire party circuit.



    NYX Professional Makeup Lip Snacks Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream Set, $25, available at Ulta Beauty

    Ward off any dry winter skin woes with this summer-in-a-bottle gel-cream foundation infused with watermelon, cucumber, and vitamin C. Featuring a fruity melon scent and a sheer, glowing finish, this dewy-skin favorite will lend you that happily hydrated glow all night long.



    Too Faced Tutti Frutti Dew You Fresh Glow Foundation, $36, available at Ulta Beauty

    That's right — even the way you apply your makeup can stand to be a little more extra this season. This confetti-detail set comes with five essential brushes — like an angled Kabuki brush for seamless foundation and a flat, densely packed option for precise shadow lining — all in a playful geometric case that can double as a statement clutch.



    It Cosmetics Your Glam Must-Haves 5 Pc Brush Set + Exclusive Clutch, $125, available at Ulta Beauty

    The quickest way to make a statement? Add glitter. Simply apply this ultra-metallic loose glitter across your lids for a shimmering finish or, if you're feeling adventurous, on top of glossed lips for more of a backstage-beauty vibe. Pro tip: Keep scotch tape on hand to pick up any pesky, unwanted fallout.



    Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter, $15, available at Ulta Beauty

    Achieve glowing, just-pinched cheeks with this velvety powder blush kit. Build up any one of the three soft shades (a sheer golden apricot, a matte rosy mauve, and the cult-favorite pink) for a gorgeous winter flush that will bring any look to life. Not to mention, the ruby-red spiked packaging is luxurious as hell.



    NARS Heartbreaker Cheek Palette, $42, available at Ulta Beauty

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    Think about the perfect holiday party. Maybe it's at a jam-packed dive bar with sparkly ornaments hanging down from the ceiling, and you're swaying to the tune of Feliz Navidad. Or, it's more low-key, just a few friends around your coffee table catching up over champagne and assorted cheeses. Either way, you're probably already planning your outfit.

    And no outfit — be it a slinky LBD with strappy heels or a cheesy bright green Grinch sweater — is complete without the festive hair and makeup to match. Luckily, this year, we're making the getting ready process a nonissue by dropping a treasure trove of chic beauty looks that will take you from your college friend's Ugly Sweater banger to your parents' classy NYE dinner party in style.

    Ahead, check out our editors' favorite holiday makeup looks — from dark vampy lips to pink glitter eyelids — that are getting us excited for all the parties to come.

    Welcome to MyIdentity. The road to owning your identity is rarely easy. In this yearlong program, we will celebrate that journey and explore how the choices we make on the outside reflect what we're feeling on the inside — and the important role fashion and beauty play in helping people find and express who they are.

    "' I love glitter! ' is an expression I have never uttered — ever. But there is something about a sparkly swoop of vibrant color that I can't wait to experiment with come party season."— Lexy Lebsack, Senior Beauty Editor

    "Magenta? Orchid? Hot pink? I'm not sure what to call this color, but I know I want to wear it this holiday season. Paired with a (nearly) bare face, air-dried hair, and glossy lips, this is a rad look to wear to any festive occasion this year."— Lebsack

    "For the nights when my personal brand is, 'I'm way too fucking cool for this party...'" — Lebsack

    "And here, my friends, is my holiday piece de resistance: inky lips, metallic eyes, and a shimmery pink cheek. See you at the bar." — Lebsack

    "Lately, I've been obsessed with the blush-as-eyeshadow draping technique. If I can use just one shade from cheekbone to browbone, it simplifies the whole process. Add a lot of highlight, and I'll be gleaming all the way through New Year's night." — Jessica Cruel, Deputy Beauty Director

    "Loving a good two-toned eye lately! It's punchy, adds definition if you layer the deeper color on the outer third of your eye, and is surprisingly easy to do yourself since it literally takes two shadows, max (and maybe some mascara)." — Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer

    "I'm kind of obsessed with this play on smoky gunmetal gray. Like Olivia Palermo, I want to wear the color in my deconstructed off-the shoulder knit sweater and my soft metallic eyeshadow." — Megan Decker, Beauty Assistant

    "A great party look is always backed by killer confidence, and nothing has me feeling myself more than a soft, dewy highlight that bounces light off my cheekbones. The VS Angels, who got the Charlotte Tilbury glow treatment, are my visual inspiration." — Decker

    "It's no secret that I love any opportunity to wear glitter, and this holiday season is when my sparkly obsession will hit its peak. Right now, I'm really digging this look Nina Park created for Zoë Kravitz. The translucent base lets the iridescent flecks of glitter really shine and keeps anyone who is kind of glitter crazy from going overboard." — Sam Sasso, Beauty Writer

    "I know, I know, it sounds pretty lame that the one makeup trend I'm most excited try this season is a cat-eye. Nonetheless, I'm finally ready to commit to mastering the look that, let's be real, is REALLY tricky to get right. Besides, who wouldn't be inspired by a glossy, glowy look like this?" — Sasso

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    We're officially still in that weird fall-to-winter limbo that makes getting ready 10 times more difficult in the morning. We're talking about the days when the temperature continues to teeter from slightly chilly to ice cold, and you're stuck deciding what to wear (jacket vs. coat), what to drink (PSLs vs. peppermint lattes), or what to do on the weekends (Netflix vs. Netflix). But here to make our #firstworldproblems a little easier is one makeup trend that's perfect for perking you up in this colder weather: green eye makeup.

    The shade isn't so bright that it'd look weird with your all-black ensemble, and isn't so dark that it makes you look sickly. "Green is a very powerful color, yet it represents freshness, which is a very big trend right now," says celebrity makeup artist Rokael Lizama.

    Makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan agrees, suggesting that you keep the focus on the eyes when trying out the trend, but letting the rest of the rules fly out the window."There’s no right or wrong in choosing your shade," she says. "If you’re going green, you’re going for a fun look and [you] can apply as little or as much as desired!"

    For ideas on how to pull off green shadow and eyeliner — without looking like a Marvel villain — check out the celebrities and models who nailed the trend, ahead.

    Kendall Jenner

    For a color as bold as this, a little can go a long way. For the 2018 People's Choice Awards, makeup artist Mary Phillips used a bright green eyeliner to draw seemingly random lines on Kendall Jenner's waterline, upper lashline, and eyelid for an instantly artsy effect.

    Instagram

    Issa Rae

    If you look closely, you'll see that makeup artist Joanna Simkin dusted green above and below her crease — a fresh, whimsical approach that perfectly complemented Rae's citrus, floral dress.

    Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic.

    Mila Kunis

    Make an all-black outfit stand out with a shock of emerald on the eyes, like Mila Kunis did for her recent The Tonight Show appearance.

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.

    Lala Anthony

    Makeup artist Rokael Lizama swept the shade "Exotic" from the Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette onto Lala Anthony's lids to achieve that " dinero green," as he calls it. "When going for a bold green eyeshadow look, go for emerald hues rather than yellow tones," suggests Lizama. "Emerald is more regal. Pair it with gold accessories, [and] it can be the perfect statement for a night out."

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.

    Lucy Hale

    When dreaming up Hale's makeup for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, Deenihan took inspiration from a magenta eyeshadow look she recently did on the actress. "We thought blue was a little too funky for the occasion," she tells Refinery29. "So, we decided green was a happy medium of keeping the look bold. There was green in the pattern on Lucy's dress, so we went there with it."

    Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

    Cynthia Erivo

    For this look, Simkin painted Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow in Onyx over Erivo's lids and tapped Natasha Denona's Chroma Crystal Top Coat over it for a glittery effect. And don't be afraid to reach for the dark lipstick; Erivo proves that you can slay the green eyeshadow look with a deep berry lip, too.

    Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.

    Olivia Holt

    Want a more subtle take on the trend? Layer black liner over your top and bottom lash lines to give your eyes more depth while also toning down the green color. Bonus points if you match it perfectly to your emerald gown, like Holt.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

    Damaris Lewis

    Makeup artist Lindsey Williams lined Lewis' eyes with shimmery green eyeshadow from Cozzette Beauty to give the model's neutral makeup look a colorful twist.

    Photo: Jim Spellman/Getty Images.

    Morena Baccarin

    "Turns out, when you’re fully bedazzled, all you need for your #makeupmonday look is a bold green eye," captioned the Deadpool actress of her look by Matin Maulawizada.

    Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images.

    Rita Ora

    Ora matched her all-green leopard ensemble (dress, stockings, and heels) with touches of glitter eyeshadow in the same shade for her performance at the VMA Kickoff Concert in August. Because if you're going to go bold with your look, why not go all in?

    Margaux Alexandra

    The shade of envy has made its way from red carpets to photoshoots, as seen on the model for an upcoming campaign.

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    Kaia Gerber

    It's unlikely that we'd ever wear — or even get our hands on — green Swarovski crystals, but that doesn't mean we're not totally inspired by this divine emerald look by Pat McGrath from the Valentino runway.

    Emma Stone

    This hard-to-love chartreuse color was the perfect match for Stone's blooming hair accessories.

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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.

    Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.

    Today: a software engineer working in manufacturing who makes $85,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Birkenstocks.

    Occupation: Software Engineer
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Age: 23
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Salary: $85,000
    Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $2,500

    Monthly Expenses
    Rent: $920 (I split the $1,840 rent 50/50 with my boyfriend, L.)
    Student Loan Payment: $0 (I was fortunate to receive multiple generous scholarships.)
    Car Payment: $0 (My parents bought me a used car in high school that I still drive and can hopefully drive for a while longer *fingers crossed*.)
    Health Insurance: $0 (My work covers a high deductible plan.)
    Health Savings Account: $170
    Utilities/Gas/Electricity: $100
    Internet: $0 (My boyfriend's work covers this.)
    Cell Phone: $50 (I'm on my parents' family plan and reimburse them each month.)
    Hulu: $6 (L. and I split the $12/month subscription.)
    401(k): $2,000 (I started my job late in the year and want to be able to max out my 401(k) for the year.)
    Roth IRA: ~$458 (I contribute the annual maximum amount of $5,500.)
    Other Savings Contribution: $2,000
    AMC A-List Membership: $20

    Day One

    7:15 a.m. — My second alarm goes off and I resist the urge to keep sleeping. I get up, throw on the work outfit that I picked out last night, put in contacts, brush my hair, do my makeup, grab my lunch and smoothie that I packed last night (not a morning person whatsoever), and am out the door by 7:45.

    8:15 a.m. — On my way to work, I drink the smoothie I made with frozen berries, almond milk, kale, and liquid Stevia. When I arrive, I make a cup of green tea (my office provides tea and coffee), go through emails, and then get to work on fixing a bug in the code I'm working on.

    12:30 p.m. — I've had a productive morning and take a break to heat up my lunch — leftover “taco bowl,” which consist of brown rice, beefless ground beef crumbles from Trader Joe's cooked with taco seasoning, and hot sauce. I top it off with avocado and eat it at my desk while I continue to work.

    2:30 p.m. — After working on a frustrating bug all day, I finally have (almost) solved the problem. I celebrate with a cup of white tea and an apple for an afternoon snack.

    4 p.m. — The database for one of the applications I work on is down, so one of the other developers and I work with the administrator to get it back up.

    4:45 p.m. — The database is back up and all is well. I breathe a sigh of relief, pack up, and head out for the day.

    5:15 p.m. — I arrive at home after my drive. I'm making (semi) homemade pizzas tonight featuring Trader Joe's butternut squash pizza crust (which is similar to their cauliflower crust) topped with another TJ's fall staple: Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce. Plus dairy-free mozzarella cheese, garlic sautéed mushrooms (yum), and kale, too. (I try to limit my dairy intake because dairy irritates my chronic sinus condition.)

    6:15 p.m. — L. gets home from work and we catch up on each other's days, eat pizza, and then watch Drake & Josh on Hulu (throwback to our childhoods) while L. does the dishes. I also vacuum the apartment since we have friends coming over this weekend for a Halloween get-together.

    7 p.m. — I received a text earlier in the day that I had a prescription ready to pick up, so we walk to Target to pick it up. The walk is about 45 minutes round trip, which feels nice in the light rain and gives us a chance to get out of the apartment for a while. My prescription is covered by insurance.

    8 p.m. — Back home, I make my smoothie for tomorrow with kale, frozen berries, almond milk, and Stevia. Then I take a shower, relax by reading articles on my phone, and watch more Drake & Josh.

    10:30 p.m. — We start to get sleepy, so we head to bed, where we continue to watch TV. We're asleep by 11.

    Daily Total: $0

    Day Two

    7:30 a.m. — My bed is extra comfy this morning and waking up is a bit tougher today. I figure the extra time I stayed at work yesterday while putting out the database fire makes up for me rolling in a little late today (and it is Friday, after all). I do my typical morning routine, grab my lunch and smoothie, and get on the road by just before 8.

    8:30 a.m. — I arrive at work and notice my coworker has invited me to a workshop next Monday. I'm excited to attend, as it will focus on a technical topic that I'm really interested in. I RSVP, email my boss to give him a heads up about where I'll be on Monday, and move some meetings around.

    12 p.m. — I heat up the lunch I brought from home: leftover Thai green curry. (The ingredients are so simple and all from Trader Joe's — tofu, Harvest Hodgepodge frozen vegetable blend, green curry sauce, and half white rice/half cauliflower rice to serve it over.) I eat at my desk while working.

    1 p.m. — I have a meeting to prepare for an upcoming demo. It goes well and I feel somewhat prepared but we still have some work to do before we present to our customers next week.

    3:30 p.m. — I need an afternoon pick-me-up, so I grab a cup of peach white tea to drink at my desk. I get a notification from Poshmark that a pair of new Birkenstock sandals I was eyeing have dropped in price. Since they're such a great price and Birkenstocks are my favorite sandals to wear in summer (which is a while away from now but I like to get deals by buying clothes that are out of season), I decide to buy them. $34.99

    4:30 p.m. — Done with work for the day and feeling accomplished. I recently became the lead on one of my projects, so I'm a bit concerned about juggling my project management responsibilities with my software development tasks. Today I proved to myself that I can manage to do both successfully, which feels good. I drive home.

    5 p.m. — I change into workout clothes and head down to our apartment building's gym. I run three miles on the treadmill and do some stretches. Afterward, I go back up to my apartment, shower, and get ready to meet up with friends for dinner. L. gets home and we head out.

    7 p.m. — We arrive at the restaurant and I order grilled shrimp with steamed broccoli. $18

    9 p.m. — We drive to a friend's apartment to play Mario Party. I'm just as bad at it as I remember being, but it's still a fun time. While I'm there, my phone randomly shuts off and won't turn back on. It's an iPhone 8 and I've had it for a little over a year, so this is troubling.

    11 p.m. — L. drives us home and I start looking up the phone issue online but don't find much helpful information. I try a few things with no success. I guess a portion of my Saturday is going to be spent at the Apple Store.

    12:45 a.m. — After catching up on this week's episodes of Superstore and The Good Place, we head to bed.

    Daily Total: $52.99

    Day Three

    9 a.m. — I wake up and get ready for the day. We leave by 9:30 to get to the Apple Store by 10.

    10 a.m. — I arrive at the Apple Store and put my name down for a Genius Bar appointment. They tell me they'll text me in about two hours when they're ready for my appointment.

    10:30 a.m. — I'm in need of caffeine, so I stop at Starbucks and grab and Americano with soy milk. $4

    11 a.m. — While wandering around the mall, I see that Payless is having a 40% off sale. I stop in looking for flats for work, but leave with slip-ons that look just like Steve Maddens for a killer price. $6.60

    12 p.m. — L. gets the text on his phone that it's almost time for my appointment, so we head back to the Apple Store. An Apple associate diagnoses it as a software problem. I'm so thankful it's not a hardware problem, since I'm 10 days out of the one-year warranty period. After he does another hard restart, it seems to be working fine. I leave happy and hope that my phone keeps working. We drive back to Seattle.

    1:30 p.m. — We stop by Trader Joe's for groceries for the week. We pick up kale, avocados, a cucumber, spicy hummus, coconut aminos, tofu, jackfruit yellow curry, veggie burgers, stir-fry veggies, riced cauliflower, marinara sauce, spiralized zucchini, sweet potato crackers, plantain chips, frozen mango, almond milk, lemonade, sparkling water, and ghost pepper chips. We split the $46 total evenly. L. and I make similar incomes, so we split expenses 50/50. $23

    2:30 p.m. — We arrive back at home, put away the groceries, and clean up a little more in preparation for our get-together tonight. I clean the bathroom while L. takes out the trash and sweeps the kitchen.

    3:30 p.m. — L. and I leave to walk to a volunteer event we're doing. It's a walk to raise money for blood cancer research and awareness near the Space Needle.

    4 p.m. — I get my volunteer assignment and end up working with the sweetest people. Hearing the stories of how blood cancer has taken the lives of so many people's loved ones breaks my heart, but it's so fulfilling to be donating my time to such a great cause.

    6:30 p.m. — We're done volunteering and we grab boba teas from a place in the Seattle Center Armory. I get a Thai tea with tapioca pearls ($6). Before we leave, we place mobile orders for Veggie Grill to pick up on the way home. L. and I both order their seasonal Luxe Burgers and fries. I have a $9 reward on the app that I use, so it comes to $5. $11

    6:45 p.m. — We pick up our food from Veggie Grill, then resume our walk home in the pouring rain. Once we get home, we change out of our soaked clothes and eat our food. Then I take a shower and get ready for our friends to come over.

    8:45 p.m. — People start to arrive and we have pumpkin cider, vodka lemonades, Coronas, and chips.

    10:30 p.m. — We're having fun hanging out at our place, but we decide to head out to a bar. L. calls an UberXL and we all Venmo him for our shares. $6

    11 p.m. — We arrive in Capitol Hill and find a bar that a friend says is fun, plus it doesn't have a line down the block. The cover charge is $10. L. and I each get a Long Island once we're inside and they're $12 with tip. $22

    1:30 a.m. — We've been having an amazing time dancing but L. and I are super tired, so we decide to walk home.

    1:30 a.m. — We arrive at home, drink water, and are in bed by 2.

    Daily Total: $72.60

    Day Four

    11 a.m. — We sleep in and it feels great. After I get up, I preheat the oven to make pumpkin rolls and heat up meatless breakfast sausages.

    11:30 a.m. — The rolls are out of the oven and we eat. Then we lounge on the couch in our pajamas while watching Drake & Josh.

    1 p.m. — We decide to finally get ready for the day. This is shaping up to be a true lazy Sunday and I'm not mad about it.

    2:30 p.m. — We decide to go to a showing of Hocus Pocus at a movie theater in a nearby mall, because L. has never seen it and I love it. We are both AMC Stubs A-List members, so the tickets have no additional cost. I have a $5 reward, so I use it towards an order of mozzarella sticks ($2.10).

    4:15 p.m. — Hocus Pocus was awesome as usual, and afterward we walk around the mall. I wander into Payless again because they have a great deal on no-show socks. I buy three pairs. $4

    6 p.m. — We get back home, FaceTime L.'s family, and then start thinking about where to eat for dinner. Our laziness is making us want to get something delivered, but we want poke bowls from a place that doesn't deliver, so we make the 30-minute trek there.

    7:15 p.m. — We're back home with our poke bowls. They're delicious as always. $12

    8:30 p.m. — I'm working from home tomorrow morning and the workshop in the afternoon provides lunch, so I enjoy the fact that I do not have to pack a lunch or make a smoothie for tomorrow. I shower and change into pajamas.

    10 p.m. — After watching more Drake & Josh, we get tired and head to bed. We're asleep by 11.

    Daily Total: $16

    Day Five

    7:45 a.m. — My alarm goes off and I roll out of bed. I make a cup of chai, make a bowl of cereal with almond milk, turn on my computer, and get to work.

    10:45 a.m. — After a couple of meetings and getting work done, I leave for my workshop. It takes me much longer than anticipated to find a spot in the company's parking lot, but I manage to make it into the building right before the workshop starts.

    12 p.m. — Lunch is catered. I have half a turkey sandwich, arugula salad, and a sparkling water.

    5 p.m. — The workshop was super informative and I learned a lot. I walk back to my car and start my drive home. Traffic isn't too bad, thankfully. I get home, check my email, and then watch a YouTube video. When L. gets home, we start dinner: Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi with Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce. It's delicious, easy, and filling.

    7 p.m. — L. wants to see if GameStop has a new game that came out. We walk to the mall downtown, which takes us about 25 minutes. The GameStop ends up not having the game, so we decide to walk around Barnes & Noble since we're already at the mall. They don't have anything that catches our eye, though, so we leave.

    7:30 p.m. — We get back home and watch an episode of 90 Day Fiancé.

    8:30 p.m. — I'm going to be starting my day again from home and we have a team lunch at a restaurant, so I don't need to pack a lunch or breakfast again. I shower and relax on the couch with L. while watching, you guessed it, Drake & Josh. (We are seriously blowing right through the episodes on Hulu and loving every minute of reliving our childhoods.)

    10:30 p.m. — Sleepiness sets in, so we head to bed.

    Daily Total: $0

    Day Six

    7 a.m. — My alarm goes off, I snooze for about 10 minutes, and then get up because I need to get work done before I head to a demo for the morning. I make a cup of chai to drink while I work.

    8:15 a.m. — After doing an hour of work, I get ready (put in contacts, brush hair, do makeup, change my clothes) and grab a protein bar for the road. I head out to an office in another city where the demo is. En route, I can't find my protein bar and I convince myself I left it at home (though it was in my pocket the whole time, and I don't realize this until it's already a melted mess that I don't want to risk eating while wearing a white sweater, ugh), so I skip breakfast.

    9:30 a.m. — Parking around this place is truly a nightmare and takes half an hour. I park so far away that it takes me forever to find the building I'm supposed to meet my colleagues at. Like yesterday's workshop, I manage to slip in just as the demo is starting, and I breathe a sigh of relief that I got here in time.

    10:30 a.m. — The demo was awesome, and I need to head back to the area where my office is for a team lunch. I get on the road and make the 45-minute drive to the restaurant we're meeting at.

    11:30 a.m. — The team lunch is a great time to bond with my boss and coworkers while celebrating a coworker's retirement. We go to a Thai place and I order the pad Thai with tofu and a Thai iced tea to drink. It's delicious and I leave with leftovers.

    12:45 p.m. — On the way back to the office, I notice that my car is almost down to a quarter of a tank of gas, so I fill up my gas tank. $33

    1 p.m. — I'm back in the office after lunch and determined to have a super productive afternoon. I get to work on checking things off my to-do list.

    4:30 p.m. — I wrap up for the day, pack up, walk to my car, realize I left my leftovers in the fridge, run back to grab them, and am on the road by 4:40.

    5:15 p.m. — I'm home and so hungry. The Thai iced tea filled me up during lunch, so I didn't eat much of my entrée. I eat a small portion of my pad Thai as a snack, and still have enough left over for lunch for the next two days. (It was seriously a huge portion.)

    6 p.m. — L. gets home and I make dinner: half spiralized zucchini, half quinoa spaghetti with Trader Joe's Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce and Ikea vegetable balls.

    7 p.m. — We're almost out of toilet paper and I need more lip balm, so we walk to the nearby drug store. We also see that Haribo Halloween sour bats are on sale for $1, so we grab a bag. $13

    8 p.m. — We're back home and I make my smoothie for breakfast tomorrow with kale, frozen mango, a small honeycrisp apple that's about to go bad, and half an avocado. Then I take a shower while L. does the dishes. (In case you were wondering, our system is that I cook and L. does the dishes because I love to cook, especially because the dinners I make are super easy, but I hate doing dishes.)

    9 p.m. — While lounging on the couch watching Drake & Josh, I eat Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Enlightened ice cream.

    10 p.m. — We get tired, head to bed, and are asleep by 11.

    Daily Total: $46

    Day Seven

    7:20 a.m. — Today is actually a normal day spent in the office, and although the last two days were exciting, I'm grateful to be back in my routine. I get ready, grab my lunch and smoothie, and head out the door.

    8 a.m. — I arrive at my desk and get started for the day. I drink a cup of green tea that I make in our office's kitchen.

    12 p.m. — I take a pause from one of the projects I'm working work on to heat up my leftover pad Thai, which I eat at my desk while working.

    2 p.m. — Afternoon tea time: I grab a cup of peach white tea and sip it at my desk while working through some bug fixes.

    4:15 p.m. — I'm done with work for the day, so I pack up and head out. Once I get home, I change into workout clothes and head down to our apartment gym.

    5:30 p.m. — I'm done with my elliptical workout and a few strength exercises and I head back up to my apartment to take a shower.

    6:15 p.m. — I make a very simple dinner: rice with mashed up avocado, some garlic powder, and hot sauce. It sounds weird, but I swear it's delicious, creamy, and comforting.

    6:30 p.m. — L. and I eat dinner while watching Boo 2! A Madea Halloween on Hulu. I also enjoy some of the sour gummy bats we bought yesterday.

    8 p.m. — The movie's over so we watch more Drake & Josh. My phone continues to act up and I am so not amused.

    9 p.m. — For a snack, I eat some more of the Enlightened ice cream. Then, I make my smoothie for breakfast tomorrow (with kale, avocado, cucumber, frozen mango, almond milk, and liquid Stevia) and my lunch (more leftover pad Thai with sliced cucumbers and hummus on the side).

    10:30 — We get tired and head to bed. It's warm in our apartment, so we open the window only to hear people yelling outside (since it's Halloween, and we live above a bar). I put in some ear plugs and fall asleep by 11.

    Daily Total: $0

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    In your own words, what does being transgender non-binary mean?
    OG: "Transgender is the big umbrella that I'd consider myself under. And that's where my gender identity doesn't match up perfectly with my sex assigned at birth. Ultimately, how that manifests is ... a childhood that was incredible but also filled with a lot of clear examples of what I now can point out as blatant gender dysphoria that I just didn't have the vocabulary to describe when I was that young.

    "Non-binary is sort of an umbrella term underneath transgender that means I'm somewhere in between the binary of a girl and a boy. I feel like I am a mix of the two, which makes me non-binary."

    How is it decided which castings you go to and which runways you walk?
    OG: "Within each agency I belong to, I'm signed to both their men's and women's boards. For each men's and women's board in an agency, there are men's and women's bookers. So, let's say, around 12pm my women's booker will email me so I know that I have to wear the women's casting attire, and then I'll get an email from my men's booker at 1pm saying that I have to show up for a men's casting, so that's sort of how that manifests into an actual job.

    "But yes, I usually present very binary on the runway because runways aren't usually non-binary. But I present more masculine in my day-to-day."

    Does that ever make you feel dysphoric?
    OG: "Yes. In the beginning, I had incredible amounts of crippling dysphoria every time I had to wear a dress at a shoot or on a runway, but I did it knowing that, eventually, I'd be able to choose my jobs (which would end up being more masculine). But along the way, I was actually able to get more comfortable with my femininity and that's why it's not as much of an issue anymore. Through this, I'm still exploring and experiencing my genders."

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    How do you feel about male and female boards at agencies in terms of labels?
    OG: "I actually find it sort of gratifying that I'm able to disturb both boards because it shows me that kids like me have the opportunity to somehow disrupt the system even though we're subscribed to the system. So, even though I'm modeling and it's a binary world, it's just almost funny to me how that translates into mixing that up to where the fashion industry maybe isn't comfortable with it or used to it yet."

    What's your experience like off the runway?
    OG: "You really have to develop thick skin. I'm constantly misgendered in the workplace and it is still something that I really have to learn how to deal with. But other models are usually very kind. It's moreso the older people in the technical jobs. I've worked with some incredible makeup artists and hair stylists but those are usually the people that give me the hardest time, or quiz me on my gender, or say, 'Hey, didn't you walk a men's show this morning? Why are you a woman now?' It's a lot of misgendering — point blank."

    So, how can the fashion industry do better?
    OG: "It can happen in a bunch of different ways. Most recently, I've been trying to figure out my own way of confronting people about my pronouns that's in a gentle, affirming, and encouraging way instead of in an abrasive way. We could have call sheets that have gender neutral pronouns on them and how to do it, models with name tags and their pronouns, not hiring transgender model just because they're transgender and hiring them more than once (and not for diversity points) — just stuff like that."

    What are your thoughts on the recent comments made by Victoria's Secret's chief marketing officer of L Brands, its parent company, Ed Razek?
    OG: "The use of 'transsexual' shows how outdated and uneducated the vocabulary of some people can be. But honestly, I wasn't surprised. I hate to say that but Victoria's Secret has been one thing for a very long time and I don't know if it's gonna change. I sort of think the avenue to that, though, is education. It's the only avenue I've seen to push someone who isn't with it, who isn't aware of us, or doesn't know we aren't something to be fetishized or put to the side.

    "We are people like everyone else. It's a shame that this person thinks we can't be seen in that light because we definitely can. But ultimately, we're going to have to go at this from the ground up. That's why people like me and others in the industry are trying to infiltrate it and then talk about our identities so we can change these bigger corporations."

    Do you find it's easier to model without bringing up your gender identity, i.e. in stealth, at the start of your career and then start to spread that message later?
    OG: "That is how I've done it, from the beginning but it's more a comfort thing for me. I don't think you can be more or less successful when you talk about your identity or don't. I do sit in my cis-passing privilege for both genders quite comfortably. I'm not, and never have been, completely comfortable voicing my gender identity online or in interviews because everyone has a different level of comfort with that.

    "But when you do speak out, you are quickly put into a box, as ironic as that is. You become a niche model and I have been trying to avoid that just so I can infiltrate the cis, binary fashion industry as much as I can."

    To that point, what do you say to those people who might ask why you want to be a part of that space anyway, as opposed to creating a new one? Especially since cis and binary people haven't been accepting of non-binary people until recent?
    OG: "We don't want to normalize being transgender, but we want to normalize our existence. And to do that, we have to learn to build bridges with the cis community. Trying to branch off is a beautiful thing but I think trying to burn bridges with them and face them in a way that is defiant, I agree with, too, but ultimately: if we want to make a change within our everyday society, we need some warriors to go in there and try and fuck shit up."

    So, what's next?
    OG: "I'm going to continue my work as a high-fashion model. That's a level that I've wanted to put myself on since the beginning and I've been fortunate so far that it's worked out. I'm going to take a few months to continue working, but also to prioritize my physical transition — which is very exciting to me but also daunting, as every trans person can relate to — and just staying true to myself. That's what I try to tell every trans and non-binary person when they're starting a platform or business: You have to be yourself because you can't let anyone dictate your voice. That's not going to get you anywhere and you're eventually going to sell yourself out."

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    Why We Love It: If the recipient of this childhood nostalgia-dream gift doesn't weep with gratitude, then we've got heated words for them...



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    The Gift: Acrylic Jewelry Hand

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    The Gift: Chic Pet Tent

    Why We Love It: Our beloved furry friends deserve chic home decor treatment, too — and this stylish sleeper pitches that tent.



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    The Gift: Mod Vase Set

    Why We Love It: This colorful set of sculptural vases are the ideal surprise for an artful friend with a taste for floral arrangements (and the '60s).



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    The Gift: Marquee Mustache

    Why We Love It: Must-(you even)-ache us that question? This vintage-style marquee sign is a playful accent for hanging indoors or out.



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    The Gift: Quesadilla Maker

    Why We Love It: For friends and family who understand that quesadillas deserve their own food group, this convenient gadget is here to support them.



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    The Gift: Multi-Accessory Stand

    Why We Love It: What looks slender and stylish actually packs a powerful, multi-function punch — this golden stand is structured to hold a wide range of accessories from rings to necklaces with stylish ease.



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    Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Never miss an episode by subscribing here.

    As soon as I decided to bleach my hair last year, people started warning me that once I did, I'd never want to go back to black. Since then, I've been three different colors: pink, purple, and now, blue. It sounds fun, but I have the breakage to show for it, from little wispies around my face to short strands through my crown and plenty of dry ends. But for the most part, my hair is healthy — or at least as healthy as double-processed hair can be.

    It turns out, that first warning is proving to be very true. So much so, my colorful hair has become a huge part of my identity. I like to think of it as a built-in accessory that makes me feel confident and put together, whether I'm all dolled up or just rolling out of bed.

    My colorist Madison at Spoke & Weal does an incredible job minimizing damage to my hair, but it's the at-home work that can mean the difference between a straw-like feel and a soft, healthy one, no matter your natural texture. After dying my lilac hair blue last month, I really looked at my hair care routine, throwing out all the lackluster products I'd been trying, and just sticking to things I know actually work. You can watch the full transformation above, then stick around for my updated hair routine in the second half of the video.

    Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo, $28.50, available at Ulta Beauty; Pureology Strength Cure Conditioner, $30.50, available at Ulta Beauty; Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, $28, available at Sephora; Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, $28, available at Sephora; Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, $28, available at Sephora; Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Mask, $68, available at Revolve; Ohii Magic Hair Wand, $12, available at Urban Outfitters.

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    President Trump has never made his contempt for the press a secret. In recent weeks, as the country has seen multiple mass shootings, a groundbreaking midterm election, and devastating wildfires, the president has used his platform to hammer home his belief that the greatest threat facing America is the "Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People."

    At a press conference last Wednesday, after the midterm election results revealed that Republicans would maintain control of the U.S. Senate but lose their majority in the House of Representatives, Trump spoke with reporters for nearly 90 minutes. In that time he told a Black journalist that her question about white nationalism was "so racist" and used the body of a young female intern as a weapon to take away the microphone from CNN's Jim Acosta.

    On Friday, while giving an address on the south lawn of the White House, Trump stayed on message, telling another journalist that her question about Robert Mueller was "stupid." In a tweet, MSNBC political analyst Joy Reid pointed out this was the third Black female journalist he'd berated in 48 hours.

    We asked Dr. Jack Brown, a body language and emotional intelligence expert, as well as a physician, to break down some of Trump's most recent interactions with the press so we can further understand the president's behavior. Dr. Brown explained that body language analysis can be a useful tool for countering our own personal confirmation bias of a "familiar" person, such as President Trump.

    "Using nonverbal tells is an objectivity tool — a way of checking our own opinions when, as human beings, we are inherently biased," he told Refinery29.

    Ahead, Dr. Brown analyzes Trump's latest spars with journalists.

    Context: In a press conference following the midterm elections (and just hours before he would announce the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions), Trump got into a heated exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta when the journalist asked about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump pointed at Acosta and told him, "You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn't be working for CNN."

    Dr. Brown notes that as the president gestured for an intern to take away Acosta's microphone, it's also significant that Trump himself stepped back from the podium.

    "This demonstrates a short temper — for, among other things, the most powerful man in the world felt the need (on home turf, no less, for this is the East Room of the White House) to walk away from the lectern. While this did result in Jim Acosta acquiescing, Trump's action here was symptomatic of [his] diminished impulse control."

    Speaking of the interaction between Acosta and the intern, Dr. Brown addressed the fact that Sarah Huckabee Sanders released doctored video footage of the incident. Specifically it was altered to make it appear like Acosta moved his left forearm down quicker than he actually did.

    "Note that Acosta's hand is open, not closed; it only touched the intern because she encroached into his personal space (technically when it's this close, it's termed, 'intimate space'). His voice never gets aggressive," noted Dr. Brown.

    Context: Later on in the same press conference, Trump responded to PBS Newshour journalist Yamiche Alcindor's question regarding whether the president's recent rhetoric might embolden white nationalists, by telling her, "That's such a racist question."

    Dr. Brown explained, "When he said this, you'll note the president points with his index finger at Ms. Alcindor. This is an aggressive and offensive gesture across all cultures on every continent. Yet, if we look closer, we see Mr. Trump is not extending his arm. In fact, it's retracted with his forearm and his upper arm pulled back in what is a considerably beta and significantly feminine configuration.

    "The fact that a portion of this body language is alpha and aggressive, but another portion is beta and feminine, indicates that Trump has emotional dissonance. Part of his psyche wants to insult — and he certainly does — while another portion of it is intimidated by the question. Notice he also asks three times in succession, 'Why do I have my highest poll numbers with African-Americans?' (Which is a false claim — they are historically low versus other presidents.) Trump can't think of a good answer, so he stalls with rhetorical-false questions — and he insults."

    Context: Before departing on a trip to France on Friday, November 9, Trump took questions from reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. CNN correspondent Abby Phillip asked whether Matt Whitaker, the acting attorney general, would be involved in the Mueller investigation.

    He responded, "What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions."

    Dr. Brown wrote, "Just after Abby Phillip asks, 'Do you want him to rein in Robert Mueller?' , Trump closes his eyes, tilts his head to his right, and clearly displays contempt. This contempt expression is centered on his left mouth corner, the tightening of the area above his upper lip and below his nose (a.k.a. the 'mustache region'), along with the (mild) flaring of his left nostril.

    "His closed eyelids, as well as the tilting of his head, while not required for a contempt display, here both act as contempt amplifiers. Two seconds later, Trump displays what is known as a lip curl (his upper lip flaring out slightly) as he says the word, 'is.' A lip curl signals hubris, braggadocio, and/or bravado. Listen carefully, for Trump tends to have a slight lisp when displaying the lip-curl signal (a nonverbal tell he often exemplifies).

    "Trump responds with a 'finger-point-hand-chop' as he says, 'You ask a lot of...' When verbally responding to a question in this manner, it's a subconscious affirmation that what was asked (in this case, 'Do you want him to rein in Robert Mueller?') is, in fact, true."

    Context: Still on the South Lawn, Trump addressed his earlier interaction with Jim Acosta. He used this as an opportunity to lash out at other journalists, including April Ryan, one of the few Black female White House reporters.

    "You talk about somebody that’s a loser; she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. She gets publicity, and then she gets a pay raise or a contract with, I think, CNN. But she’s very nasty. And she shouldn’t be. She shouldn’t be. You’ve got to treat the White House and the office of the presidency with respect."

    Here, Trump's words speak for themselves, but Dr. Brown picked up on a different moment during the South Lawn gathering that he found particularly interesting from a nonverbal communication standpoint. As the president continued to discuss Matt Whitaker, Jeff Sessions, and Robert Mueller, he made a very unusual gesture.

    "At 3:46, as he says, '...a man who worked for Sessions,' Trump very clearly gestures with his right hand, and as if he were Christian clergy giving a sermon — traces the sign of the cross... Make no mistake, the president deliberately displayed this very clear sequence of gestures. Trump has never exhibited this unmistakable and classic Christian behavior in public since he announced his candidacy on June 16th, 2015...

    "President Trump used a traditional Christian crossing gesture on the South Lawn of the White House Friday while voicing his praise for Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general. This maneuver was a deliberate and conscious act. In this context, such crossing is pseudo-religious, and indeed, it's cult-engendering. Trump either perceives himself as a religious figure, or he wants his followers to view himself as God-like (or both)."

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    The fall collections have spoken and it looks like fleece is the word this season. We can't quite remember the last time we got excited over the teddy-like sweaters, save for when they made up half of our college uniform.

    Traditionally, the fuzzy popcorn-like material has belonged to photos from the '90s, all of upstate New York, avid hikers, and the many Manhattan dwelling bros that grace the feed of @midtownuniform. But after NYFW indie darling Sandy Liang debuted her line-up of fun fleeces (which even Gigi Hadid can't get enough of), the fashion world has been decidedly hooked.

    The fleece frenzy has only caught fire since then. Donni's line of fleeces have shown up on every the grid of every other Insta influencer, Outdoor Voices & Everlane launched their own fleece centered collections, and Reformation is now a regular Patagonia stockist.

    If you haven't yet, give into the sporty, textured look this fall. The prints and colors are so free-flowing you'll forget about the ho-hum, plain black fleeces of yore. Whether you opt for the classic route with a Patagonia pick or adventurously delve in to the streetwear friendly Columbia x Opening Ceremony collab, let this cozy trend take over your fall closet.

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    There's a lot that feels counterintuitive about shampooing your hair with a chunky scrub. To start, the heavy oils used in some formulas seem as if they'd leave any texture a greasy mess — and we haven't even mentioned how odd it is to massage big ol' salty granules into your scalp. But stick with us here, because when properly formulated, hair scrubs actually do and feel quite the opposite.

    For one, chunks of salt or sugar quickly disintegrate with a rinse of warm water (rather than getting wedged between stands or feeling overly gritty). And thanks to some smart concocting, oil-based options work to hydrate ends without leaving hair looking like an oil slick.

    There's even more at work here, according to stylist Derek Yuen, whose celebrity clients include Constance Wu. "These scrubs are an amazing way to detox and purify the scalp leaving it in a better condition to promote healthier hair growth," he says. "They will help lift dry skin and remove any type of buildup from the hair."

    Impressive, yes, but here's what really sold us: After trying a handful of options, we found these exfoliating shampoos work wonders to lift hair at the roots and add overall body without making hair feel squeaky clean. Because some formulas can be drying, Yuen suggests those with medium and thick hair look for ingredients like coconut oil, while stylist Michael Dueñas advises those with C3 and C4 curls limit scrubs to just the scalp. See a few of our favorites, ahead.

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    Most shampoo scrubs rely on the abrasion of sugar or salt to deeply cleanse, but this one taps activated charcoal and diamond powder instead. The resulting gel-like formula is much easier to apply than chunkier formulations and works into a satisfying lather like traditional shampoo. But our favorite takeaway came two days after a wash, when a grease-free scalp allowed us to skip our normal dousing with dry shampoo.



    Kenra Professional Platinum Deep Detox Scrub, $28, available at Ulta Beauty

    We wondered if this fine-grit formula was even working when it didn't lather like a traditional shampoo, but it ended up pulling off the coolest trick. Though billed as a pre-shampoo treatment, it managed to simultaneously deep clean the scalp and somehow leave ends conditioned when used alone, negating the need for a separate conditioner.



    Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Exfoliating Scrub Scalp , $50, available at SpaceNK

    Stylist Christophe Robin invented the scrub shampoo category with this OG release. Designed to take down itchiness for those with a sensitive scalp and lift residue product after coloring hair, it combines the moisturizing agents of a conditioner and gentle exfoliating power of sea salt.



    Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt, $53, available at Christophe Robin

    We weren't sure how this thick paste would work in a shampooing scenario, but after warming it up in our hands, it lathered on our scalp just fine. The charcoal and coconut oil-charged formula got our roots squeaky clean while lengths and ends combed through easily post-shower.



    SheaMoisture Exfoliating Hair Mud, $11.49, available at Ulta Beauty

    This creamy shampoo treatment taps pink salt, rose hips oil, and moringa oil to cleanse the hair and scalp of product buildup. It not only gave us pumped-up volume at the root, but the peppermint, spearmint, and rosemary leaf essential oils enlivened our senses during a painfully early AM shower.



    goop G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo, $42, available at goop

    This lightly lathering scrub shampoo includes exfoliating salicylic acid and oil-absorbing kaolin clay to do the detox thing. But it also packs hydrating emollients to keep hair from looking like straw.



    R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub, $38, available at Bluemercury

    Ouai devotees know founder Jen Atkin does not mess around when it comes to scenting her products — and this scalp and body scrub is no different. We could have sworn someone dropped off a delivery of fragrant white flowers while we were in the stall, but vacay vibes aside, the head-to-toe cleanser delivered noticeable lift to at our roots.



    Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub, $38, available at Sephora

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    Velvet. Wool. Fringe. Tulle. If you haven't already jumped on the latest fashion bandwagon, buckle up, because crazy-cool textures like these are about to take over your wardrobe in full force this season. The eye-catching fabrics instantly elevate any standard silhouette (why wear black skinny jeans when you can wear a leather iteration?), plus these are the kinds of styles that feel just as amazing on as they look.

    So for all of you tactile trendsetters out there, we've rounded up 10 of our most-wanted night-out essentials from H&M that are proving playful textures are here to stay for the holidays and beyond. From fringe-adorned boots that'll set you apart in a sea of black stilettos to the formal velvet jumpsuit that'll make any LBD feel like old news, click through for all of the pieces making us look and feel like a million bucks.

    Make a menswear move on your next night out with a satin-lined, suit-inspired coat.



    H&M Tuxedo-collared Coat, $59.99, available at H&M

    Consider a bead-embroidered sweater your new wear-wherever holiday knit.



    H&M Bead-embroidered Sweater, $39.99, available at H&M

    Add a skip (and a swoosh!) to every step with fringe-lined, knee-high boots like these.



    H&M Boots with Fringe, $79.98, available at H&M

    Nope, it's never too late to add a red velvet dress to your party-ready rotation.



    H&M Velour Dress, $12.99, available at H&M

    A lace-detail midi-skirt with tons of volume is ideal for any dance floor.



    H&M Skirt with Lace, $49.99, available at H&M

    The trendy belt bag gets a holiday makeover with this velvet iteration.



    H&M Oval Belt Bag, $17.98, available at H&M

    LBD who? Consider a sleeveless jumpsuit your new go-to attire for any upcoming party on your cal.



    H&M Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $49.99, available at H&M

    With its draped neckline, thin spaghetti straps, and gold shimmer fabric, this is the going-out top of our disco dreams.



    H&M Glittery Top, $5.99, available at H&M

    Not a dress kind of girl? Style a festive vibe on your own terms with shiny leather black pants, instead.



    H&M Skinny High Jeans, $24.99, available at H&M

    A velvet, long-sleeve dress feels super soft on — and you can't go wrong with a cool, mustardy hue.



    H&M Velour Dress, $17.98, available at H&M

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    When Raf Simons rebranded Calvin Klein Collection to Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, there was a noticeable shift, both in the mindset of the line as well as in the clothing. One of the styles that has now become synonymous with the brand is the square-toe boot, a silhouette that's finally seeing the trickle down effect. In the continuous life cycle of fashion, the runway shoe has filtered through our favorite fast fashion shops and can now be found everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Amazon.

    Your standard black ankle boots, those made of this season’s it-print, snakeskin, and even western-inspired styles have adapted this trending silhouette. We're not opposed since we've been eagerly awaiting a new boot shape after tiring of last year's sock boot. Plus, there's something about that cute that adds a bit of a vintage flair, meaning they'll pair well with everything you already own. Mix them with some straight-leg denim, a pleated midi skirt, or even cropped trousers.

    Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite square-toe styles that we can’t stop dreaming about.

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    With the chilly winter weather starting to settle in, it’s now a requirement, not an optional fall privilege, to bundle up before you go about your day. Hats, scarves, gloves; they're no longer something you can leave behind so the ones we choose to wear might as well be as stylish as possible. Ever since the introduction of the smartphone, gloves are a bit more of a hassle to wear when you’re constantly taking them on and off to check your messages. While one solution has been the emergence of "touchscreen friendly" gloves, their effectiveness has proven to be hit or miss. So we're turning towards a simpler solution — fingerless gloves.

    Luckily for us, fingerless gloves have evolved far beyond the ones John Bender wore in The Breakfast Club. Not only do they come in more options than motorcycle-ready leather, they're kind of chic. There's still a slight masculine edge to them — they haven't completely lost their grungy edge — but they also come adorned in feminine details like pom-poms and faux fur accents.

    If you goal this winter is to be able to scroll through Instagram while still keeping warm, check out these 14 pairs of fingerless gloves. They're guaranteed to make your winter a little more bearable.

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    I grew up in the South — North Carolina to be exact – but I never exactly fit the stereotype of a Southern Belle. From an early age, I owned too much black for that. But I did own my fair share of clothing that could be described as the "southern look": think floral tops, cowboy boots, belts, flannel shirts, and jean shorts. But, primarily, think above-the-knee printed dresses paired with my previously mentioned cowboy boots to football games and class, with pumps to church and brunch, and with strappy sandals or heels for hanging out with friends. Growing up, I was taught a printed dress was the most versatile and essential piece of clothing, and with the right accessories, it could take you from a tailgate to the theatre.

    Slowly, those print dresses were replaced with more structured, solid pieces of clothing, primarily in black. It wasn't an overnight change. My dorm room closet was filled with print dresses freshman year of college, but by graduation, many of them had been discarded. There was a direct correlation between the number of days left until I moved to New York and the decreasing number of prints in my wardrobe. I still had a few trusty pieces when I moved to my first apartment in Chinatown, but over the last six years and moves to apartments further and further uptown, they were replaced by solid color dresses in black, grey, navy, pink, red, and burgundy.

    There were a few reasons for this: I felt like I needed to look "adult," and somewhere along the way decided that meant leaving prints behind. I think I wanted to stop associating myself with where I was from. I was also buying into the lie that curvy women are told, that wearing prints will make them look larger. (Plus-size women, to reiterate, this is a LIE. Everyone looks good in prints, and they come in so many different iterations.)

    By my mid-20s, getting dressed wasn't fun anymore. I didn't feel like myself every morning — until I remembered the potential power of the right pieces of clothing. I wasn't taking risks, and my closet didn't really reflect me. This is when I started embracing being plus-size and finding clothing that really worked for me instead of wearing whatever I could fit in from regular stores. I integrated colors and different cuts back into my repertoire and started to find my fashion identity again. I still didn't buy any prints.

    Why? Back then, I had a rigid idea of what an adult that had it all figured out looked like— and I never saw myself wearing prints in that fantasy future. Yet, I was surrounded by "adults" (honestly, the older I get, the less sure I am what that word means) who not only wore prints but dominated in them daily. In fact, most of the stylish and very accomplished women in my life wear prints regularly. Refinery29's Global-Editor-in-Chief and co-founder, Christene Barberich, has a collection of beautiful printed dresses that I covet. Our Senior Feature Writer, Connie Wang, has one of the most eccentric and cool collections of prints I've ever seen. She is the antithesis to prints being paired with pearls and cowboy boots to football games. And, then there’s my mom, one of the most stylish and creative people I know, who has a distinct look full of abstract prints in teals and purples. Any piece of her clothing could be framed and hung on a beach house wall – ironic, since she’s not a beach person.

    My mom desperately wanted me to wear prints. Every joint shopping trip, she would pick out some printed tops and tell me how great they’d look on me. She would send me texts with printed skirts and ask me if I liked them. In person, I looked at her like she was crazy and shook my head. I ignored her texts altogether. I love my mom. She’s one of my favorite people on the planet, and undoubtedly my biggest cheerleader, but I didn’t understand her obsession with dressing me in prints.

    My late 20s have been both wonderful and horrible. I grew up more between the ages of 26 and 28 then I did all of my early 20s. Somewhere between the death of two close friends, the 2016 election, making my first big purchases without parental help, and climbing the corporate ladder, I experienced the moment that arguably makes you an adult: the realization that there is no such thing as an adult who has it all figured out. Every adult guesses and hopes it works. Every adult goes to sleep at night knowing they didn't complete half of their to-do list. Every adult wakes up in the morning and just tries to do their best.

    That realization is lonely. It made me appreciate the adults in my life more — especially my mom. It's impressive, truly, that parents are able to convince their kids they know what's going on all the time. Or ever, really. It was after this moment of recognition that, I finally reached for a print again. I was home with my mom shopping, having just returned from a funeral, and she picked out a floral to show me. It wasn't a floral that you would imagine on grandma's sofa, but a big, demanding floral on a black background. This time, finally, I said yes.

    At the time, I thought I said yes because I wanted to make my mom happy. Because it felt like home and security. In mourning, I needed nostalgia. But, soon thereafter, I bought more. I bought printed tops, skirts, and dresses. They weren't the same prints of my childhood — think less Lilly Pulitzer and more stripes, polka dots, grids, and florals on black or dark backgrounds. Prints that I paired with pencil skirts, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots.

    Recently, I had a big presentation at work and I wasn't sure what to wear. After rejecting three or four outfits and running out of time before I needed to start my commute, I heard a voice — my overly confident 16-year-old self, to be honest — saying "wear a printed dress, it works for any occasion." It worked.

    No, I'm not the fantasy adult I once envisioned. I will always be a combination of where I came from (florals, included), I will always be my mother’s daughter, and I will probably always be working toward the idea of "adult" I have in my head. Honestly, adulthood is messier than I thought it would be, but I wake up in the morning determined to do the best I can. In prints.

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