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Weekly Horoscope October 29th – November 4th

It’s that time again when Venus is in retrograde affecting most of our personal relationships. See how much drama is coming into your life this Wednesday.

READ: How Are You In Bed Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries

Starting in November, you’ve got the whole world in your hands, my powerful Aries. But before we get into more on that later in the month, you might experience some surprising financial news this week involving any shared money or benefits with a partner. This blow will force you to reassess how you’re going about handling your funds and you may need to help out a friend in need after they experience an abrupt change. Venus retrogrades in your relationship sector on Wednesday, causing you to have to have pay attention to whatever needs repairing in your love life. Just remember, you got this!

Taurus 

Expected the unexpected this week when it comes to your love life. While you’ll see much stability and career success later in November, this week sees Uranus in your relationship sector opposing Venus, which is still in retrograde. You might see a curveball in your relationship on Wednesday, by way of either a sudden breakup or a reconciliation of a past relationship, even though you know it will probably continue to be unstable. Hold on, bull! You can work through this.

Gemini 

Throughout Venus’s retrograde, you’ve had to do some major rewriting to your stories of love and money, Gemini. This Wednesday when she retrogrades in your personal relationship sector, you’ll feel this blow even harder. Remember that everything comes in cycles, though, and this won’t last long. Maybe you’re hung up on an ex or not feeling the passion with your current paramour. This too shall pass. Whatever you’re currently feeling will be amplified come November, for better or for worse.

Cancer

Sorry to say it, Cancer, but this week could be all about drama, drama, drama. You might learn of a secret that will affect your relationship on Wednesday and experience an abrupt breakup. We’re sorry for whatever betrayal you may feel, but know that your Cancer dignity will be intact, something you’re always good at. Hold on to that confidence and come out of this week stronger without losing faith in love. Come the rest of November, it’s all about a jumpstart to your career. Don’t retreat too deep into that shell because greater things are on the horizon for you, my cangrejo!

Leo

The second week of November is going to you bring you all the luck in the world, Leo, but in the meantime, you will find yourself fixated on that irritating Venus retrograde that’s been occupying your brain so much lately. It’s going to be pretty impossible to focus on anything else as past experiences dwell on your mind, but that doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. Whatever you’re reeling over, you will be given the opportunity to make things right and settle your soul.

Virgo 

I swear, it’s truly unfair what a lucky Venus retrograde you Virgos have been granted, but considering how calm, cool, and collected you are as a sign, I guess you deserve it! You may hear some positive news from a family member this week that will be a cause for celebration. Congrats! Whatever the circumstance may be, it will help you and your partner to remember to focus on the good over the bad and further be thankful for each other’s honest love for one another.

Libra

With Venus retrograding in your personal sector on Wednesday, you’re definitely not feeling confident this week, Libra. In fact, you may be internalizing things so hard that you think everything going wrong is entirely your fault. While this may be what you feel, it’s definitely not what’s truly going on. In fact, your feeling this way means the complete opposite — that you care enough to think the blame is on you. Let this remind you of how beautiful and great you really are and keep up the hard work like you’ve been doing. It’s paying off.

Scorpio

It’s really hard to read the barometer of your love life this week, Scorpio, but know that November will essentially be providing you with a reset button from the universe. For right now, it’s hard to tell what the truth of your love life is, with you feeling passionate and hopeful one day and ready to walk away from it the next. Come Wednesday, expect a past situation to come back knockin’ on your door, and not necessarily for the better. Hold on tight and stand your ground, scorpion!

Sagittarius 

This week brings you the clarity you need about overcoming a love situation that just wasn’t serving you, Sag. You’ve dwelled on this for a while and while I know we keep reiterating how important self-love and care is for you right now, we’re delighted that you’re finally about to see the light. You’ve had the power to overcome this situation for some time, and now you’re realizing it. November is going to present lots of new directions for you, but that’s cherished information I’m going to have to save for you until next week!

Capricorn

Hmm, this week could be a weird one, Cap. Your chart is showing that a fiesta could present some odd turns in your relationship sector. Remember, we’re still in Venus retrograde, so either a past love or someone you turned down once before pops back up and you give them a second chance? Or maybe you’ve got a hunch a friend of yours is going for your significant other. This all goes down in your sector on Wednesday, which happens to be Halloween, so whatever party you attend is bound to bring you some…interesting new developments. Godspeed!

Aquarius

November is about to show you just how important your friends are for your personal growth in joy, and it starts as early as this week. Stay social and agree to any invites to parties where you’re bound to make important new friendships or happen upon a promising new love relationship. If you’re already partnered, you and your love just might throw the best Halloween party that you couldn’t be more proud of — because it was spent with each other and the friends you value the most.

Pisces

Be wary of saying something you might regret this week, Pisces! November is about to bring you some major career successes you’ve been eagerly awaiting and definitely deserve, but for right now you might have to tend to your significant other and their financial situation. Perhaps they’ve made a career change and have taken an unforeseen pay cut. Make sure not to harp too much on them and their decision, because having their back is all they need right now and your love will be better for it. Starting next week, expect wonderful news in your professional life that we’ll have to hold off on telling you for right now!

Latinas Are Sharing What Their Eyebrows Tragically Looked Like When They First Tried Anastasia Dipbrow

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Latinas Are Sharing What Their Eyebrows Tragically Looked Like When They First Tried Anastasia Dipbrow

We all know that eyebrows trends are cyclical. For every decade that there’s a pluck-everything-out-and-sharpie-it-on trend, there’s another that’s all about the au naturel “Blue Lagoon” look. For example, back in the 90s, the look du jour was pencil-thin arches that Latinas like Christina Aguilera and Cameron Diaz favored. But as the 2000s wore on and celebs like the Kardashians and Cara Delevigne grew in popularity, it was no longer the style to have barely-there brows. Instead, the fashion was big, bold, and bushy. And for those of us who were not naturally blessed with bushy brows, the only option was to march our butts into Sephora and invest in some Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Dip Prow Pomade. 

Anyone who’s tried ABH’s infamous Dip Brow Pomade knows that it takes a light touch to skillfully apply the makeup and avoid looking like Oscar The Grouch. With this particular brow pomade, a little goes a long way. But when you’re scrolling through Instagram for hours and seeing all of the Baddie Influencers in all their brow-licious glory, it can be easy to get carried away with your spoolie and angle brush. Hence, the over-filled brow trend was born. 

Naturally, with the advent of social media, all of our embarrassing eyebrow-related missteps are now documented publicly for the world to see forever. 

Recently, Twitter celeb @cakefacecutie posted an all-too accurate Tweet about the way her eyebrows used to look.

The tweet referenced the aforementioned Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Prow Pomade that had virtually taken over Instagram a mere few years ago. While the rest of us were trying to forget the brick-like ombre eyebrows that looked like they’d been tattooed onto people’s faces, @cakefacecutie was reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

Who knows how the over-drawn brow look started? A more natural-looking brow has come back into style since then, rendering the “Baddie” eyebrow look obsolete and embarrassing. But at the time, it had taken over the makeup world’s aesthetic pretty quickly and with a vengeance. We all knew that girl (or were that girl) who was walking around with perma-RBF because her brows were penciled into a terrifying scowl. 

Obviously, @cakefacecutie’s tweet struck a chord, because soon her followers were sharing their own personal stories of their eyebrow evolution.

It seemed as if Twitter users were practically jumping at the chance to chime in with their makeup horror stories. 

Even this girl’s cat was side-eyeing her questionable eyebrow decisions. 

Of course, there were more than a few Latinas who shared their pics of their too-thick fake dark brows.

Let’s be honest: Latinas have never really been able to resist a thick brow (we’re looking at you, Frida!)

Back in the day, it seems as if no one was immune to the shiny allure of the dip-prow pomade!

As we said before, we blame the trend on the emergence of Cara Delevigne as Tumblr’s new It girl. We all wanted bold brows and if we had to resort to Sephora to get them, then that was just the risk we were willing to take. 

How could we forget the concealer-under-the-brow look?

Of course, an over-done eyebrow look wouldn’t be complete without “carving out” your eyebrows with a too-light concealer to really define the look with sharp edges. Because heaven forbid one hair is out of place.

As more and more people added their memories to the Twitter thread, the photos became funnier and funnier.

Maybe the Universe allows bad brow trends to happen so we can laugh about it years later on Twitter? Just a thought.

Some people’s pictures honestly looked like they were joking, the photos were so over-the-top:

There’s something about eyebrow trends that makes people go blind to the oddity of what they’re doing to their faces. And so many of us were walking around like this without anyone stopping us. Let’s be honest: friends don’t let friends overfill their brows with ABH Eyebrow Pomade. 

Unfortunately, because of the way fashion works, we’re sure that we’re currently indulging in some sort of trend that will make us look back and cringe in years to come. Maybe it’s our beloved high-waisted jeans, or the drawn-on freckles, or the resurgence of the 90s face-framing tendrils. But, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all be roasting ourselves on Twitter for thinking we looked good.

This Latina Got A Text From Her Ex Right Before His Wedding Day And Twitter Is Wrecked

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This Latina Got A Text From Her Ex Right Before His Wedding Day And Twitter Is Wrecked

What would you do if an ex of yours were to hit you up out of the blue? To some it might not be a big deal, to others, it might be a little weird, and to many, it might just be a little random.  

Added plot twist: what would you do if an ex of yours were to hit you up right before his wedding day? What are you supposed to do in a situation like that? Alexa, play “Someone Like You” by Adele. 

Last week, Twitter user Alexsa Sanchez Aquilar tweeted out a text she received from an ex right before his wedding day.

Yup, you heard that right.

In a post to her Twitter feed, Sanchez Aquilar shared that her ex texted after out of the blue. The day before his wedding.  the “I’m getting married tomorrow. I wanted to send you this message. (My fiance knows I’m sending this to you) Thank you for being my first love. Thank you for always encouraging me, thank you for keeping me out of trouble, thank you for the times you took care of me when I was sick, and depressed. Thank you for loving me. If you haven’t already I hope you one day find love,” the message says.

While the woman who shared the tweet didn’t say much when sharing the initial screenshot beside “i–i’m speechless” –– other people on Twitter had a lot of mixed reactions as the tweet quickly went viral.

The really long message from her ex goes on to say, “If you loved me that much when we were young I can only imagine how strong people and powerful your love is now. The way your heart is made it’s amazing. I know we were only kids when we dated but you taught me what love is. To the man who is lucky enough to have you as their wife I hope he treats you with care, I hope he knows who he has in front of him, I hope he shows you love and loyalty every day. You deserve that and more.”

“My point in all of this is, you are the reason why I know how to love someone. You taught me love, you taught me how to deal with my anger, how to deal with my depression and how to live life to the fullest and I’m grateful for you. I wish you love and happiness.”

BuzzFeed, who first wrote about the viral tweet, also reached out to Aguilar for comment. “At first, I didn’t know what to say. I started crying when I read the text –– it warmed my heart that I helped him be a better version of himself.”

But of course, many didn’t share Aguilar’s sentiment had questions about why the ex felt the need to send her a text the day before his wedding?

Like, should Aguilar have been like “congratulations, but are you sure about getting married?”

While some understood where @masonrain_ was coming from, they felt that perhaps the ex-boyfriend was simply reflecting and expressing his gratitude toward Aquilar –– even if the timing felt a bit sketchy.

But @masonrain_  flat out thought it was disrespectful to both Aguilar and the fiancé. It got people thinking and arguing about whether you’d be a little thrown off if your partner told you that they’d be reaching out to their ex the day before your wedding?

Ultimately, many Twitter users disputed these sentiments and arguments pointing out that in a lot of cases, breakups and past relationship make can make us stronger and that reflecting on them and growing from those mistakes is a good thing.

Plus, while some relationship may have ended badly –– you don’t always have to hold on to resentment or residual feelings of animosity for the rest of your life.

It sounds like Aguilar and her ex-boo went through a lot during their time together as a young couple, and it sounds like they look back at it fondly rather than negatively.

For one, Aguilar tells BuzzFeed that the texts weren’t weird at all –– despite everybody else’s two cents about the situation. She tells BuzzFeed that she and her ex had helped each other through difficult times. “We helped each other heal, I feel like no matter what happens, he and I will forever have respect towards each other,” she said.

Like Aguilar said we can all benefit from a broken heart and allow ourselves to see why a relationship might not have worked out and chalk it up it as a lesson learned.

I wanted to show that just because things don’t work out with someone, that doesn’t mean you should have hate towards them,” Aguilar said. “Regardless of everything, you were meant to be a part of that person’s life, and them, yours.”

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