A Week In Los Angeles, CA On A $125,000 Salary

1:30 p.m. — Since I got paid today (yay!), I continue watching Maisel while balancing my budget and paying bills. I’ve been putting Christmas gifts primarily on my Amazon credit card to build up my points, so I make a payment there ($850). Everything else was accounted for in my monthly expenses. I text my friend that Z. is still sleeping, so we’ll be a little late, and then hop in the shower for a quick rinse. I slop on some skincare and makeup — Clinique gel moisturizer, Drunk Elephant facial oil, YSL blur primer, Tarte BB cream with SPF, Clinique pressed powder, ColourPop blush, Glossier boy brow and mascara, and some YSL tint-in-balm. I previously thought that was low maintenance but now having typed out all of the products, I realize it’s kind of a lot. $850

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