A Week In The Greater Boston Area On A $64,948 Income

10:45 a.m. — I have work at a clothing store today at noon so I start getting ready. I put on my contacts, brush my teeth, and put on SPF 50 sunscreen. Since I have the time, I put on a full face of makeup: primer, Tarte concealer, Bare Minerals foundation, Maybelline powder, Tarte bronzer, Tarte blush, E.L.F. highlighter, Urban Decay eyeshadow, Benefit mascara, and Urban Decay setting spray. It sounds like a lot, but it takes me ten minutes! I’m so pale that it honestly takes a lot of makeup just to make me look alive. I curled my hair yesterday so I touch it up and get dressed in a long-sleeved red blouse with ruffled sleeves, slightly ripped dark jeans, a white and gold pair of Trades of Hope earrings, and leopard print flats. Pretty much all of my clothes come from the store I work at since I get a 50% (!) discount. I listen to The Drop Out podcast while I get ready.

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