TYS Cosmetic Line

Hello my awesome readers,

This is just a quick post to update you guys on what is currently happening with The Young Shopaholic and why I have been away for so long! So, to do a quick recap on the joys of life itself; I have been living in my apartment now for about 3 months and it has definitely been a roller coaster ride that I will update you guys on in another post! (I told you, quick recap!)

Now for the exciting news! I have finally bursted out of my ‘waiting for good things to happen’ bubble and dove into my new ‘just f***ing do it,’ pool of wild and crazy ideas/aspirations that I will accomplish. With all of this being said, I have started a very small cosmetic line that I have called TYS Cosmetics!!!!!!!!!

As of right now, I am currently selling eyeshadows that are for sale on this website under Shop as well as Etsy (I will link the stores down below)! All eyeshadows are handmade and cruelty free! I currently have some shimmer/duo-chrome eyeshadow but by this weekend I will have a ton of matte eyeshadows available! I will also be revealing a Summer eyeshadow palette in the next coming week so stay tuned for that!

Down below are some pictures of the current eyeshadows I have in stock:

Catherine:

Courtney:

Jade

Maddison

Suzette

Tiffany

Alanna

Remember, I have matte shades coming this weekend and I will be updating this website PLUS Etsy constantly! If you would like to be added to my mailing list with updated please send an email to theyoungshopaholic@gmail.com!

TYS Cosmetics: Theyoungshopaholic.com/shop

TYS Cosmetics (Etsy): Etsy.com/TYS

Thank you so much for ALL of your support and I hope you enjoy these shadows as much as I do! Let me know in the comments what other shades and names you guys might want to see! ❤ 🙂

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OOTW: Spring Fashion Haul!

Hello my shopaholics! Make sure you check out my new YouTube video OOTW: Spring Fashion Haul! I go over my favorite purchases thus far for the season. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel: The Young Shopaholic

Don’t forget to also take a look at my last article 2017 Spring Fashion Trends for some inspiration!

-Amanda 🙂

My TOP Eyeshadow Palettes!

Hello awesome readers! It’s been a little while since I had posted a video on my YouTube channel and finally today, one has been posted! Please click here and subscribe to my channel to check out my Fashion and Makeup videos.

By:

Amanda Badillo

2017 Spring Fashion Trends!

Hello my awesome readers! It is finally that time of the year again where the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the winter coats are being stuffed back into our closets! That’s right, the beautiful weather is finally upon us and that means that it is time to take a look at the new years must haves!

Clothes:

Crop Tops and Long Sleeve Wraps

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Personally, I feel like I have always worn this type of outfit in the Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall!  This outfit combines the perfect amount of skin to be shown mixed with the correct amount of coverage to keep you warm during a beautiful but chilly Spring breeze.  This look is so simple to dress up with a beautiful layered necklace or a simple choker.

Flow-y Tops

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Flow-y tops are great for this type of weather. It does not matter if you are going for a Bohemian Chic look or a Street Chic look, you can truly dress up any flow-y top with the right accessories and the right pair of bottoms! The flow-y shirt in either a sheer long sleeve form or a thicker short sleeve shirt is the perfect trending item for our coming season.

Laced Up Tops

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All that is in the media today is the beautiful and inventive laced up top. I personally own about five of them because I feel that each one of them has a different personality (if that makes sense). These shirts have been worn by many celebrities like Bohemian Queen Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, GiGi Hadid, and many more!

Long Sleeve Dresses

 

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When it comes to long sleeve dresses in the Spring time it does not matter whether or not you are wearing a tight, loose, or flow-y dress, it all comes down to how you style it!  I can honestly say that I have not noticed as many floral print dresses as I have the past few years. Don’t get me wrong, floral print in Spring will ALWAYS be a trend, however, I feel like this year the trending colors, if you will, are light pastel colors such as lavender, mint, pink, yellow, blue, etc. A few more trending colors if you are trying to go more on the darker side are raisin, royal blue, and grey.

Ripped Jeans

 

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I feel as though ripped jeans will always be in style, but, it’s all about the amount of rips in your jeans as well as the ‘fit’.  This Spring it’s all about the details, so, I have noticed a lot of the jeans in our media are more about the color and fit yet less about the rips. Try purchasing a jean that contains little to medium rips with a beautiful style that fits you like a glove! You can truly complete your flow-y top or crop top look with the right pair of pants!

Skater Skirts

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Skater skirts have, in my eyes, always been absolutely adorable! These skirts look great with a tight tank top, a crop top, or a tight blouse with a nice pair of high heels. This style of skirt is definitely a Spring trend!

Shoes:

Pointed Toe Flats

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Pointed flats will always be a Spring trend! There are so many different colors and fabrics of shoes to pick through. You can pick from different pastel colors or dark colors and from ‘shiny’ shoes to faux suede and much more! These shoes complete any Spring outfit.

Wedges

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These sandals add such definition to a woman’s legs and add that extra ‘oomph’ to an outfit! You can do lace wedges, laced up wedges, or ‘strap-py’ wedges. Either style you choose is perfect for Spring!

Accessorize:

Necklaces

 

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You can dress up any look with the right necklace! A lot of trending necklace looks right now are; layered necklaces, chokers, and bohemian style necklaces like a dream catcher or a beautiful crystal.

Rings

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The always stylish and always trending multiple rings! You can dress up your fingers to your hearts desire and have fun doing it while completing your Spring outfit!

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are always fantastic for 1. blocking the sun out and 2. finishing off your look! Personally, I have purchased my sunglasses from Fossil, Target, and Cheap Ass Sunglasses!

So there you have it, the 2017 Spring Fashion Trends! Hopefully you will gain some inspiration from all of the outfit ideas posted above. Leave a comment below with your favorite outfit idea and don’t forget to follow my Instagram for more Fashion ideas @the_young_shopaholic!

By: Amanda Badillo

 

New YouTube Video on Crazy Landlords Part 1

Hello my loves I just wanted to come on here and give you guys a quick update! So today, April 1st, 2017 Connor and I will be moving into our apartment! I’m still screaming! I am going to be posting on my snapchat videos of the move and pictures anything you can think of! For those of you who are interested in following this fun day my snapchat is Ababayy18 & my Instagram is @the_young_shopaholic.

I will probably be posting all day on Snapchat and doing live videos on Instagram. We are both SO excited for this move because it also falls on our three year anniversary. Totally adorable am I right? More like stressful and we both will be deserving some Cheesecake Factory afterwards!

Anyways, I wanted to also let you all know that I recently posted up a YouTube video about Crazy Landlords Part 1 on my YouTube channel The Young Shopaholic. If you have not seen it yet or if you are not subscribed to my channel, please do subscribe by clicking here. You can take a look at the video below and don’t forget to leave me your thoughts! I am also uploading another video right now about our Crazy Apartment Hunting Experiences so it should be up and running by 1:30am!

Enjoy the video and let me know if you guys would like an article or video about how we found our apartment or any other topics! Thanks my loves, you are all awesome!

Crazy Landlords Part 2

Hello my loves, I hope you are all doing amazing today! So, as promised I am here to give you a ‘fun’ little update on our crazy landlord situation! If you are currently reading this and you have NO idea what I’m talking about then click here and check out the previous article to get you caught up to speed!

Now, as you all know from last time, Margaret gave away the apartment, BUMMER but, we got over it! They must have argued over this on a Tuesday/Wednesday and now come Sunday Margaret is trying to kick Connor out of his studio even though he’s still under lease and has never done ANYTHING that would be in ‘breach’ of lease agreements. He always pays his rent on time and in cash, fixes EVERYTHING that breaks himself, and follows her ‘rules’ of the land to a T.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017 Margaret texts Connor: “You have until 2/28 to vacate the cottage. I owe you no explanation as to why and I’m not going to argue with you.”

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Connor texts back: “Haha, no,” Good start, “You can’t legally do that but nice try. I’m reminding you that I have my last months rent and security deposit that you still owe me, once I get that back, I will leave.”

Margaret replies: “You don’t get your security until I look it over.”

Okay fine, that is about the only normal part of this conversation.

Now, I’m just going to go through a quick timeline with you guys to set the scene; Friday: Connor asks Margaret about the apartment above the garage (last article), we see it Sunday and Monday February 12th and 13th. Tuesday: he gets a text from Margaret saying someone already rented the apartment, now it’s the following Sunday, February 19th and she’s trying to kick him out…WHAT?

Aside from the fact that she legally CAN NOT do this, she has zero reason to evict him in the first place due to the fact that he has always followed his lease agreement. He has never once broken any of her rules. EVER.

Fast forward a little later on Sunday afternoon and Connor has gone to the Sheriffs office to prove that Margaret can not just kick him out with out any notice or without giving reason especially while he is still under lease. Duh. The sheriff then suggested to Connor to record every conversation that he and Margaret have in person as well as to possibly install a camera in the apartment to see if she comes in while he’s out.

The moment Connor left the Sheriffs office he sent Margaret a long winded text that explained everything he was just told. He also added that he would not be leaving until he got his security deposit back and a bunch of other things. Obviously she was not happy about this and said some unbelievably rude and disgusting things to Connor that I will not repeat…

That night at around 11:15 she decided to set up a spotlight in her apartment and aimed it directly at Connor’s apartment. This caused the light to go through his front door window and cascade a bright light as well as shadow onto his wall. Her plan was to keep Connor up all night because she thought he had work the next day. Thankfully, he actually had the day off.

Connor sent Margaret a text saying ‘Please turn off your light. If you don’t I will call the Sheriffs office and make a complaint.’

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Well, she did not turn off the light, Connor called the Sheriffs office and they came about 20 minutes later. Unfortunately there really was nothing they could do since she did not cause any property damage, they would just be there to mediate an argument. However, that did not stop them from banging on her door and shining flash lights through her apartment. Eventually they left. Connor thanked them and said he would only call them if there was an emergency or his property was destroyed next time.

FAST FORWARD 3 DAYS:

Connor is supposed to meet me at my house so we can go and see this apartment at 5pm that is literally 3 minutes away from my family’s home (we all know how happy I am about that). He was supposed to meet me at 4:50 however it was now 4:55 and I hadn’t heard from him.

On my drive down to the apartment he finally calls me and says: ‘I will try and meet you there, the cops are here, Margaret is out of her mind.’

I said, ‘What happened now? Are you okay and is she okay?’

He says, ‘She’s fine, I’m fine I think. I’ll meet you at the apartment hopefully and explain everything later…to give you a snippet she through a brick through her own window while I was in the shower and is trying to pin it on me.’

Clearly I was freaking out.

*Now, just a quick back story, Margaret has done something like this before. She had another pair of tenants that were living in the apartment we were supposed to get and she through something through their car window and said it wasn’t her.*

I said, ‘You call me the second you are on your way.’

Maybe 20 minutes goes by and finally he shows up at the apartment (which we LOVE by the way, but that’s for another post). Once we leave that apartment and get to my house, he finally spills the beans to me, my mom, and dad.

Connor laid a trap if you will for Miss Margaret. I would like to say for the record this was my plan, just saying! He laid a boot directly behind his door so that way if someone were to enter that was not him, it would be slid all the way back. Connor arrived back at home, peered into his window and saw the shoe was pushed back. Connor walks over to Margaret’s apartment, knocked on the door and asked ‘why were you in my apartment?’

She at first tried to deny it. Connor then said, “Margaret I know you were in my apartment, don’t play games with me.”

She then admits to it and says ‘I had a good reason to go in there!’ Of course she never actually said the reason. She then deliberately tried to slam the door in his face. Connor stopped the door from hitting him and they argued for maybe two minutes but then Connor let it go and walked back to his apartment to shower and meet me for the apartment.

The moment Connor got out of the shower and looked outside he saw a few police cars. He quickly changed and went walking towards his bathroom until he saw a sheriff walking to his door.

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Connor let him in and explained his side of the story about what happened. That’s when the sheriff asked, ‘that’s all that happened? You did not break anything hers?’

Connor said, ‘No, I walked away to shower, I was just about to leave and go meet my girlfriend.’

The sheriff walks with Connor outside and sees Margarets front door window shattered and what’s in her doorway? A brick.

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Connor laughed and said, ‘You have got to be kidding me. I did not do this.’

Now, the only reason why Connor did not go to jail? Margaret told the cops, ‘I did not actually see him throw the brick.’ Plus the fact that the sheriff he originally spoke to believed Connor’s side of the story.

FAST FORWARD TO THE NEXT DAY:

Connor has changed his locks (thanks to the new lock from my dad) and hasn’t spoken to Margaret since the incident…until she calls him. Connor decides to pick up and Margaret apologized. I won’t bore you with the details but they wound up coming to an agreement: as long as Connor is out by February 28th, 2017 he will get his last months rent back and once the apartment is inspected he will get his security deposit back.

To make an incredibly LONG story short, he is out of this apartment, he did wind up getting all of his money back, and Margaret gave him an excellent review apparently for our new landlord.

My LORD. 2017 has been nothing but an emotional roller coaster for him and I filled with crazy ups and downs. The main thing that I am thankful for is that we still have each other to get through this insane time. I will still keep all of you guys updated on the DISASTER apartments we saw and now our new home.

Leave a comment down below if you have any crazy landlord stories of your own! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to stay up to date with all of the craziness: Ababayy18 & the_young_shopaholic!

Love you all!

Amanda Badillo

 

Dealing With Anxiety And Crazy Landlords!

Hello my amazing readers! First off I want to apologize for my major disappearing act of 2017! I want to thank you all who are still subscribed to my blog and continue to watch my YouTube channel (you can check it out here and please subscribe), I appreciate you all more than you know.

Now, it’s time for me to first and foremost explain the reason for my disappearing; ANXIETY! Ever since I was young I have always dealt with anxiety flare ups from time to time. I always feel like my heart is going to burst out of my chest at any given moment, I feel faint, I can’t eat, I can sleep, and my brain tends to make up scenarios that are not true and or never happened (I’m sure that sounds crazy, I should be studied). Out of nowhere these past two months my anxiety decided it was time to pay Ms. Amanda a nice little visit.

Being that I have not suffered from an Anxiety attack in about 3 years…I did not know how to handle it at all. I got totally freaked out. I was NOT sleeping, I was dizzy all the time, I could not go out in public (totally the opposite of me), and I stopped eating because I literally could not eat. I lost about 8 pounds obviously not in a healthy way at all. I had zero clue how to gain control of myself. It was terrible, picture the ending of Girl Interrupted with Lisa Rowe when she traps Suzanna in the creepy basement with Polly and Georgina and Suzanna tells Lisa thats she dead inside…that end freak out of Lisa Rowe was yours truly every single day.

However, after a month and a half of deep breathing, deactivating most of my social media accounts, and regaining control of my wild brain…I’m doing okay, baby steps.

I’m finally back into my old routine of quick whit, laughing (and truly meaning it), working (bless my job for their patience), and just being who and what I truly am, an extremely happy go lucky person who loves to shop.

With all of this being said, I have some exciting and some what terrifying news! It’s looking like yours truly will be moving out of her parents place and moving into an apartment with her boyfriend;

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What I plan on doing is keeping you all up to date with our apartment hunting and telling you guys our crazy experiences thus far. In fact, why don’t I do that RIGHT NOW and tell you the crap we just dealt with.

So, Connor (boyfriend) has been living at this same place for about 3 years. He lives in a cute and cozy, super affordable studio apartment. On the ‘grounds’ or maybe ‘lot’ if you will, to the left of the drive way entrance in the far back there is Connor’s studio, or what I like to call it, cabin in the woods, then there is his landlords house which is super cute (on the inside), now, face straight ahead on the entrance and there is a garage with an apartment right on top of it.

For about a year Connor and I have been pondering the idea of moving in together, obviously the adult in me is saying absolutely! Yet the child in me is pulling a Timmy Turner saying I want my mom and dad!

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Connor’s landlord, let’s called her, Margaret, has been offering us the apartment above the garage every other 2-3 months with different f****** prices for it. The prices go up and down each time. As of lately, I finally decided that it is now or never, I should at least experience the feeling of not living at home whether it is for one year or more because one day, that will obviously happen that I can’t go home anymore.

Recently, Connor asked Margaret, how much would the apartment be for me and Amanda? Margaret answered; “I’ll cut you a deal $800 a month for you two.”

We said “Great, we will check it out this weekend when she stays over. We’ll come ask you for the key on Saturday or Sunday.”

It is Sunday so Connor said, “Hey Margaret, can we have the key to check out the apartment?” She gave it to us no problem at all. The walk up from the downstairs to the apartment was something that I would picture a serial killer living in just because it was dark, dingy, run down, and the wooden stairs were steep and just…not safe! The apartment itself had tenants who left on bad terms so they kinda let the place go (that’s a whole other story, please let me know if you would like to hear about it, I would love to tell you guys). However, it was really nice, once it would have been SCRUBBED down with bleach everywhere it would have been absolutely perfect.

You guys…that living room you guys…oh my god I’m still not over this. That living room was my DREAM living room, like the rest of the house could have completely sucked (it partially did) but the LIVING ROOM would be what saved it (and it did). It was massive and had vaulted ceilings just…wow. The bedroom was not a bad size either believe me! Again all this place needed was a top to bottom scrub down, carpet cleaning, paint job and some furniture eventually and it would have been home for only $800.00.

So, now Monday comes and obviously I need and want my mommy’s opinion (shout out to you Catherine) and Connor goes to Margaret:

“Hey Margaret can I get the keys to the apartment, Amanda is going to show her mom.”

Margaret says, “I already left them for you on the table, go on up!”

So I meet Connor upstairs with my mom. I will say this; to all of my Gilmore Girls fans, you will know this reference, when my mom first walked in and saw the stairs leading up to the apartment it was like the scene where Rory showed Lorelai the apartment that she was sharing with Paris and Doyle. Picture that times two.

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I took her upstairs to the actual apartment and aside from the dirtiness she could definitely see me and Connor living there once we would have cleaned it up, painted it, and added some Amanda flair to it.

It’s now Tuesday, we have not had a chance to talk to Margaret yet about the downstairs and you know, everything but she OBVIOUSLY knows we are interested since we saw it two days in a row. It is about 10:50am and Connor calls me.

I say “Hey booger, I had a dream about the apartment, the living room will be a light grey.”

He goes, “About that brat, I have bad news.”

I say, “We could do blue if you like…”

He says, “Margaret just texted me saying someone just gave her a deposit on the apartment.”

I said “Ex-fu*****-cuse me?”

He said, “Yeah…she just texted me that saying sorry, didn’t know you were interested and I answered her saying Margaret are you kidding me? We have looked at that apartment two days in a row you never even gave us a chance to talk to you! You don’t answer my calls and you do not ever come downstairs when we knock on the door!”

She then said to him “Stop calling me I need to rest, I’m sick. Sorry, nothing I can do.”

I said, “Connor, text her back and say that we have been there for 3 years. 3 years we have known her and been there for her amongst ALL of her craziness (side note, her husband passed away and she just has not been the same ever since, he was a great man but losing him made her even more psychotic) and you have always paid on time and fixed everything that ever broken inside that apartment and have NEVER asked her for ANYTHING. Also, say that after 3 years we should get preference over some damn stranger!”

He did just that but took out most of my rude comments including the craziness one, he is, for the most part, as respectful as he can be with this woman. However, she of course became a bit combative throughout their entire TEXTING conversation, since she would not answer the phone, and wound up saying to him “A few months ago when I offered you this place for $1,200 you told me Amanda couldn’t afford the rent and you didn’t want so what has changed now?”

Connor says, “Margaret, THE PRICE! You told me $800.00 for rent for the two of us! Your memory can’t be that bad! Aside from that, you keep offering us this place changing the rent and then you say you’re giving it someone else every few months, you always do this! This is ridiculous! You and I may have drawn up a new lease for my studio but I never signed it, so we will be looking for a new place to live.”

She said “Don’t you ever question my memory (I don’t remember the exact curse words she used but I’ll ad-lib a bit, sorry Connor) s*** head! I have the best memory in my whole family!”

UH…WHAT? No you don’t, crazy! She then proceeded to type up a whole text that she meant to send to the new ‘half owner’ of the land who we have never met and sent it to Connor by mistake (WHICH SHE ALWAYS DOES THIS) and in this text message she decided to talk a lot of s***.

So I will be keeping you all posted on THAT situation and in the meantime we are currently apartment hunting. I do have a question for you all who have apartment hunted before, are currently apartment hunting, and or have just done it for fun; what are some good apartment hunting websites? I have used Trulia, Rent.com, Apartments.com, HotPads, the Pennysaver, I’m just curious if there is a site I have never heard of. Thanks in advance my sweets!

Let me know in the comments below if you have ever encountered a crazy person like this before or are we just the lucky ones? Also please let me know if you want me to keep you all updated on our outrageous situations! I will be posting pictures of the apartment that we finally decide to choose and I’ll probably post some YouTube Videos as well to keep you all up to speed.

Thank you all a million for reading, especially if you made it this far, my lord! Love you guys a bunch!

Amanda Badillo

 

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Hello awesome readers! I just wanted to make a quick post to let you know that our store Shop TYS is having a sale for the holidays! We have cute bracelets, rings, and necklaces that are great for those last minute gifts.  Use promo code: SAVE20 for 20% off.

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I hope you have a happy holidays and happy shopping all around!