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This Woman’s Boyfriend Created An Eyeshadow Palette For Her And The Names Are What You’d Expect From A Boyfriend

We all know that thinking finding the perfect gift for your significant other can be just about as nervewracking as doing your taxes and getting your teeth cleaned: not fun, but unavoidable. Not only is it hard to find a present that matches your partner’s interests, but there’s also the added layer of pressure surrounding the exchange of gifts. What will your S.O. think of you if you get them a gift that totally misses the mark? Have they been hinting for months about something they’re interested in, and we just missed all the signs? 

That’s why we were so impressed when one special Latina’s novio pulled out all the stops and gifted her with a present fit for a Queen. The present in question? A customized eyeshadow palette made up of shades named after their relationship.

Twitter user @lillyspicee made waves on the internet when she posted that her boyfriend David made her a custom eyeshadow palette as a gift.

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According to the photo posted on Wednesday, her boyfriend named the palette “Get You The Moon”. The pink-hued packaging was adorned with adorable Polaroid photos of the two of them together. The inside of the palette had been engraved with a swoon-worthy personal message: “You’re so beautiful. I love you so much.” It’s safe to say that this Latina’s boyfriend has won the award for most thoughtful gift ever.

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But the best part about the present may have been the names David decided on when christening the shades. “David made me a custom eyeshadow palette,” Lilly wrote. “[And] he named one of the shades frijol”. That’s right, frijol. The color in question was a beige/brown color (aka the exact color of some delicious frijoles refritos). It’s safe to assume that this couple’s relationship is filled with a fair amount of humor. Needless to say, both her 402 followers and practically everyone else on Twitter flocked to the Tweet to express their shock and awe at all of the love behind the thoughtful gift.

Since Wednesday, the tweet has gone viral, racking up almost 13,000 retweets and over 67,000 likes. 

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Users were both delighted and jealous of the one-of-a-kind romantic gift. The shades ranged from bright and sparkly to understated and matte and were surprisingly wearable for colors chosen by someone unversed in makeup. Twitter users were also impressed with the other names of the palette: “Sunshine”, “OVO”, “Slay” “We Getting Drunk”, “Smokey”, “Bebe” and “Leah”.

Due to popular demand, Lilly swatched and photographed all of the shades on her arm, which naturally left users fiending for their own version and wondering where to buy it. According to Lilly, her boyfriend ordered the custom palette at online beauty retailer www.beautonomy.com, a beauty company whose mission statement is “to give everyone the tools they need to create their own beauty products, exactly how they want them, and share them with the world”.

The adorable gift left many users jealous of @lillyspicee’s thoughtful boyfriend and they weren’t shy about voicing their envy.

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No matter whether you’re single or taken, it’s hard to look at this relationship and not wish you were in this girl’s shoes! This couple is the perfect example of how constantly doing the little things can keep the spark alive for years. Sometimes, it’s small gestures that can have the most impact on a relationship’s staying power.

Some Twitter users felt that the post was more discouraging than inspiring.

We definitely understand. Sometimes it’s hard to believe you can clear the bar when the bar is set so high!

This user was truly impressed by Lilly’s boyfriend’s creativity.

Really, though. Whatever happened to simply bringing home flowers to the wifey? Times sure have changed! 

Some were putting the pressure on their own boyfriends to step up their games.

She made it clear to her when she said: “I want you to give me this”. Now, the pressure is truly on! We’re sure that there are more than a few men who have looked at this Twitter thread and silently cursed Lilly’s boyfriend for making them look bad.

As for @lillyspicee, after the outpouring of love and admiration from both her followers and newfound fans, she decided to tweet out some words of support and encouragement for the lonely hearts out there. “I hope you ALL find someone who does little things like this simply because he loves you!!”, she said. We hope so too! And when there are men like this out there, we suddenly feel cautiously optimistic!

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Have A Virtual Hot Date? Here’s How To Make Sure It Doesn’t Suck

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Have A Virtual Hot Date? Here’s How To Make Sure It Doesn’t Suck

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For the single introverts among us, lockdown might seem like the perfect opportunity to re-charge our social batteries and have some much needed alone-time. But no, thanks to the wonders of technology and just how damn adaptable human beings are, virtual dating has totally become a thing. 

For better or for worse, people are dating just as much as ever – albeit through a screen. So if you’re using dating apps during lockdown, arranging video dates and looking for virtual date ideas, here’s a handy guide on how to stay safe and how to ace virtual dating.

Make a damn effort

Act as if the date was in person and get ready accordingly. Shower if you haven’t already that day — it’ll make you feel a lot better — and put on your favorite outfit. Even if it’s not seasonally appropriate, who cares? Wear the sundress pushed all the way back in your closet. Put on makeup if that’s your thing, and do your hair. 

It makes all the difference not only in how you present yourself but by how you perceive yourself. You’ll feel better on the date, more like your “usual” self. 

Figure out your camera setup beforehand

Pro-tip: Do all this the day before, or at least an hour before, the date starts. That way you’re not scrambling and worrying about your angles. Decide if you’re going to use your phone or computer. Put it at eye-level, if possible. If you’re using a laptop, you can place it on a stack of books, but you can also DIY it by leaning your phone against your laptop screen (which can have its own book stack setup) or anything else you can find. 

And…lighting…lighting….lighting! Set yourself up with some good, flattering lighting before you start the call. Find a place that’s the most flattering in your house. Be sure you’re not backlit by a window which can wash out your face.

Simulate real date ideas

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Although you obviously can’t “grab a drink” together, you can simulate that. Text before the date and decide if you’ll be drinking wine, coffee, or eating dinner “together.” You can even do a twist on “Netflix and chill,” simultaneously using Netflix’s “party” function; if you go that route, choose something campy or that you’ve both seen before so you can chat easily during it.

Trust your instincts

“A nip slip may not be appropriate for a date with a new person,” Moraya DeGeare, a licensed marriage and family therapist, joked to Refinery 29. “It’s modern times, so I think there will be the temptation for people to be really bold and ask about FaceTime sex. People are horny and trapped in their houses. On one hand, that’s okay, but on the other, you’re risking someone taking screenshots,” she cautions. “Listen to your intuition and don’t do something you don’t feel comfortable with.”

She adds that you shouldn’t take the call from bed, because “you’re immediately sending all these other signals unintentionally.” Generally, she says you should conduct the date as you would in person.

Expect awkwardness to happen, because it will happen

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Awkwardness isn’t necessarily a bad thing and, when dating is involved, it’s inevitable. First dates in real life have their own clumsy moments, so don’t beat yourself up if your camera freezes for a moment, or if you talk over the other person. It’s going to happen! Just laugh about it and move on.

Stay safe and comfortable

Although it may seem like common sense, being cooped up inside for so long has left many of us lacking some of the most basic people skills. Remember to not give out any of your personal details – think home address and bank details – and watch out for any suspicious links that might come through in the chat.

Before the date, it’s also a good idea to do some recon on your date’s social media to make sure they are who they say they are. Also, don’t show your face on camera if they’re not showing theirs, that’s a serious red flag.

And lastly, know that you can end the date whenever you want to. You don’t owe anybody anything and it’s totally fine if you’re feeling uncomfortable or in danger to just end the call. But remember, basic dating etiquete also still remains so don’t just close your computer screen without saying goodbye because you’re just not feeling the vibe.

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After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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Last week, after President Donald Trump incited riots and terrorism at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. the tenth chief of the United States Capitol Polic, Steven Sund, submitted his letter of resignation. His resignation came hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned his reaction to the violent insurrection at the capitol and called for his termination. During a press conference, Pelosi expressed her disbelief at Sund’s failure to “even” make a call during the breach. Speaking about his lack of action, Pelosi said “There was a failure of leadership at the top of the Capitol Police,” referring to Sund.

At the time of his resignation, Sund informed members of the Capitol Police Board that his resignation will begin on Jan. 16. Now, to fill his place, the U.S. Capitol Police have appointed a Black woman as the department’s acting chief .

Two days after the riots at the Capitol, Yogananda Pittman was named the acting chief on the U. S. Capitol Police (USCP) website

Pittman joined the department in 2001 and is the first woman and first Black person to lead the organization. According to NPR, Pittman “as been with the force since April 2001 and was named acting chief on Friday, according to the U. S. Capitol Police (USCP) website. That came two days after pro-Trump extremists faced off and eventually overwhelmed security forces at the U.S. Capitol complex.”

Pittman’s career at USCP has been described as “distinguished.”

In 2012, she became one of the first Black female supervisors to rise to the rank of captain. NPR notes that “in that role, she oversaw more than 400 officers and civilians and was an integral part of the security planning for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration the following year, according to her biography… Her first assignment with the USPC was in the Senate Division, where she was assigned to provide “security and protective details for U.S. Senators and visiting dignitaries.”

Last October, Pittman was recognized as the 2020 recipient of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement’s Outstanding Advocate for Women in Federal Law Enforcement award.

“It is very important for young female law enforcement officers to see someone who looks like them in leadership positions,” Pittman said in a statement in response to her award. “It says to them that these positions are obtainable and available to them.”

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