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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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Latinas Talk About Love At First Sight

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Latinas Talk About Love At First Sight

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In an infamous scene in the 1992 book Like Water for Chocolate, the novel’s main characters Tita and Pedro swear their undying love for each other within minutes of first meeting. Just like that, they experienced love at first sight. Stories all throughout history have detailed the romantic personal experience of an instant and ultimately long-lasting romantic attraction for a stranger upon first sight. But how practical— or even true is that really?

We turned to our FIERCE readers to see just how prevalent this phenomenon is.

In a post to our Instagram page we asked Latinas for their love at first love stories.

And scavenged around Reddit for good measure. Check out what we discovered below!

“Yes. I had briefly met him before but it was the first time I ever really noticed him. We had a whirlwind romance and then he left to take a job in Europe. We kept in touch for a few years but never saw each other again. He is the gold standard I judge men by.” –
adorableadelita

“YES with my dog the second I saw him I knew he was the one!! I’ve had him for 17years now and we are happily ever after.”- virgok1

“Yes but I’m just not brave enough to tell them they’re beautiful tho, most incredible smile I’ve ever seen the most captivating set of eyes I’ve ever looked into. But well love from afar right?” –ta_ta1009

“Yes. And it was delicious, I’ll never forget those Tacos dorados. My one and only.”- funkycold___medina

“Yes! I never knew love could fill your heart like that so instantly and so completely! It was the first time I ever saw my niece! Best feeling in the world!”- yesi_lo

“Not in love but in strong lust.” – magnetic67

“Yes! And we just got married during the pandemic (very interesting way how we got married).”-21djenne

“Just when I first laid eyes 👀 on the paletero in my neighborhood. Jokes aside I love that man, he’s so sweet.”- dreathunder

“Yup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together.” –elizabeth_pearl

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“We were both 18 going on 19. He was a second year science student, I was a fresh faced firstie at a brand new University. I was also 95% sure I was lesbian. I saw this goofy ginger at the outdoor movie theatre, he had Styrofoam strapped to his head and declared himself Julius Ceasar, and gave me the biggest and most genuine smile. When he asked my name, it was a genuine want not just a question you ask to fill time. My heart squeezed a bit, and we kept eye contact for a bit too long before we both turned back to the screen. The next day we ended up sitting across from eachother in the cafeteria, and as soon as I saw him sitting there with a grin on his gorgeous face I knew I could love him. We were attached at the hip for at least 8 hours every day for a month, it was like a need to be around eachother, a magnetic pull and attraction. We started dating after a few weeks. We both fell in love quickly. I never believed in love at first sight, but we fit together perfectly in every way and every day, even now as we’re 20 with a lot of growth and ‘relationship strainers’ under our belts there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by where I don’t think of him and fall further in love. We’ve fought a bit, met eachothers families, he’s held my hand in the hospital and I’ve held his. We’ve had the kids talk, marriage talk, finances talk, and we’re moving in together this summer. It’s also pretty great that we have the same taste in women. I have never been happier, and he tells me the same.”-HelloSchrodi

“We met at work, when we both locked eyes we were drawn to each other. After a week of flirting with each other and staring into her beautiful blue eyes, she actually asked ME out. We dated for 8 years and got engaged; being madly in love is perfection. She walked down the aisle about 13 months after she accepted my proposal. She gave birth to her first child 10 months later, and had her second 2 years after that. She’s very happy in her life. Kind of wished she married me instead of the dickhead she met a month after leaving me.” –UrMomLikesMine

“It was a whirlwind. Can’t really explain it. Distance and heavy workloads on both our parts (we couldn’t see each other at all one year) made us end it. Still best friends, still in a sort of a platonic bond. We’ve both seen other people since then (I’ve just had a bad experience), but I don’t think I’ve ever felt that kind of… ease around someone until months have passed. When she moves here in a few years, who knows? She never will, but if she asked me to wait. I’d say yes in a heasrtbeat.” –ionised

“Yes… now married 10 years.” – juju_bees_mommy

“Well for me it wasn’t at first sight. But for him it was. Within the first week he knew I would be the one he was going to marry and spend his life with. My feelings grew quickly also and we knew we had met our soul mate very quickly. We are doing great. He’s saving up for an engagement ring, both support eachother in our respective fields (me in tattoo artistry and him in filmmaking). Once our financial situation is in order we plan to move to Seattle. I have never been so in love and I don’t regret it for a second.”- BigHeroDicks

elizabeth_pearlYup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together ❤️❤️❤️ @fiercebymitu

elizabeth_pearlYup met mine when I was 17 yrs old and knew I would marry them. Here we are 18 years later and still together ❤️❤️❤️ @fiercebymitu

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El Pollo Loco Creates Hispanic Heritage Month Grant To Support Latina Small Businesses

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El Pollo Loco Creates Hispanic Heritage Month Grant To Support Latina Small Businesses

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Covid-19 has devastated millions of Americans with job loss. Unemployment skyrocketed as the federal government failed to create and execute a plan to combat the pandemic. El Pollo Loco is stepping up and giving our community a chance to keep business doors open and community members employed.

El Pollo Loco is giving Latina business owners in the greater Los Angeles area a lifeline in these uncertain times.

The Latino community is the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs and business owners in the U.S. According to a Stanford University study, Latino business owners grew 34 percent while every other demographic grew 1 percent over the last ten years.

However, Covid has changed things. Latina-owned business are some of the hardest hit and the sudden loss is impacting our community. According to the Pew Research Center, Latinas experienced a -21 percent change in small business ownership and jobs since the Covid downturn.

El Pollo Loco is offering $100,000 in grants to different Latina-owned businesses because of the pandemic.

The fast food chain has started a GoFundMe to keep the donations going. El Pollo Loco has already pledged $100,000 to help Latina small businesses and the GoFundMe promises to keep the donations flowing. For every $10,000 raised in the GoFundMe, El Pollo Loco will donate it to a Latina small business. The GoFundMe has raised over $100,000 at the time of this post.

#WeAllGrow Latina partnered with El Pollo Loco to give Latina business owners this lifeline.

#WeAllGrow Latina and El Pollo Loco are asking the Latino community to help find Latina small businesses that deserve the grants. Instead of making the decision themselves, #WeAllGrow Latina and El Pollo Loco want you to nominate your favorite Latina small business for the grant.

“This year has been unlike any other, leaving Latina-owned businesses disproportionately impacted,” Bernard Acoca, President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco, said in a statement. “Given the critical role brands are expected to play during the pandemic and on the heels of Hispanic Heritage Month, we felt compelled to find a way to support the people and city we call home.”

In order to nominate a business, here is what you have to do.

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Using social media, nominate your favorite LA-based Latina small business and tag @elpolloloco and @weallgrowlatina while using #grantcontest and #FundLatinaFoodJefas. You can nominate the business up to five times.

People are already nominating their favorite food places in LA.

You have until Sept. 15 to nominate your favorite Latina small business. You can help them win $10,000 and mentorship from El Pollo Loco to help Latina business owners in LA keep their doors open. You can learn more here.

READ: California Is Poised To Become The First State To Offer Unemployment To Undocumented Workers

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