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.


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.


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;


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,,, 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


5 Simple Habits That Will Enhance Your Beauty Without ANY Makeup!

Have you ever seen those people on Instagram that look amazing even with no makeup on? I definitely have and it’s sometimes hard not to compare yourself to them. While you should never compare yourself to anyone else, there are ways that you can look just as good without makeup and here’s how:

  1. Take Care Of Your Skin!


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            This is probably the most important step in making your skin look naturally amazing. Likely, one of the reasons why you would want to wear makeup would be to cover up any acne or blemishes, am I right? Establishing a good skincare regimen will help you to take charge of your acne and leave your concealer for another day!

A good skincare regimen is comprised of a number of four important steps. Cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize. As you become more into skincare you may add steps but this is a good base to start with. A cleanser will take off makeup, dirt, oils, and anything else from your skin. This will prevent these things from being burrowed into your pores which causes breakouts. Toning helps to balance your skin’s pH balance and it will also help to remove any additional impurities that the cleanser may have missed. Treating is necessary when you suffer from acne. A spot treatment will target specific blemishes and eradicate them as soon as possible. Moisturizing is so important (yes, even if you’re oily) because it restores some of the moisture that your skin loses during the cleansing process.

As well as establishing a good skincare routine, you will want to make sure that you are drinking a lot of water to hydrate your skin from the inside out. A great way to make your skin bright and glowy is to add some lemon to your water for a shot of vitamin C!

  1. Groom Your Eyebrows.


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            It is said that eyebrows frame your face and this is definitely a true statement!  Wanting a little bit of proof? Search “Eyebrow Transformation” on Google and be your own judge. Grooming your eyebrows is so important when you want to look good with no makeup because cleaned up eyebrows tend to look very feminine. Simply plucking a hair or two while you are doing your skin care routine will always keep them looking amazing.

  1. Use Oils On Your Skin.


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            This ties into the moisturizing step of the skincare step. Ancient Egyptians used oils on their skin for deep hydration and glowy results. Not only can they reduce wrinkles and ultra-hydrate dry skin, but they can also shrink pores and calm down irritated skin. Contrary to popular belief, applying oil to your skin (in thin layers, of course) will not cause zits! Some of the best oils to put on your skin are coconut, jojoba, argan, avocado, and olive oil. Each oil targets something different and you can find the right one for your skin!

  1. Lengthen Your Eyelashes


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            Long, beautiful eyelashes frame the eye and leave the eye looking ultra-feminine. Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with seven inch eyelashes so a lot of us have to make due with eyelashes that are about a centimeter long. If you want longer lashes a great way to get them is to clean off an old mascara wand or just use a spooly and apply a thick layer of oil or vaseline to your lashes. Do this during your nightly skincare regimen and leave it on while you sleep. After a week you should see noticeable results!

  1. Get Your Beauty Rest!


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            You probably know that getting at least eight hours of sleep a night is good for your brain and body, but did you know it’s also great for your skin? When you don’t get enough sleep at night your skin will wind up looking a bit dull and could possible take on a yellow or greyish tint. That doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? Getting enough sleep per night will leave your skin looking bright and it will also reduce the dark circles under your eyes!

So, there you have it, 5 Simple Habits That Will Enhance Your Beauty Without ANY Makeup! Which tip was your favorite? Do you currently follow any of these steps? Leave us a comment down below and don’t forget to follow The Young Shopaholic on YouTube!

10 Tips For Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

This is my favorite time of year; with Thanksgiving and Christmas being back to back you don’t have to wait very long to enjoy more turkey, more stuffing, and more pie! If you’re like me the holidays are not complete without have double helpings of everything at the dinner table. However, when you are trying to maintain peak fitness so that you can fit into that LBD on New Year’s Eve, too much food may derail those plans, so I’m giving 10 tips for staying healthy this holiday season.
1. Set holiday goals


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Jot down your health and nutrition goals before the holidays start. Knowing what you are trying to achieve can help give you that extra willpower when you are going for that third piece of pumpkin pie.

2. Cut down your own Christmas tree


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Get an extra holiday workout in by cutting down your own Christmas tree. Walking around finding exactly the right tree is a sure way to burn some calories!
3. Alter recipes


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We all know that most of the delicious foods we consume during the holidays are high in fat and in calories. When cooking this year, reduce the amount of sugar you use in desserts and instead of using white flour, use whole wheat flour.
4. Lighten up on the gravy


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When the gravy is being passed around this year, make the decision to just pass it along. If you can’t resist, only give yourself a small spoonful.
5. Be picky on the desserts


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I am in no way telling you to pass up on the desserts, but be picky and eat only the most special sweets. If you look forward to that special pie your grandma makes every year, indulge…. but just because there are sugar cookies lying out does not mean you have to eat them.
6. Be picky with food in general


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Don’t fill your plate with a little bit of everything if you don’t love a little bit of everything. Only eat those foods that you really love.
7. Slow down while eating


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Be slow and thoughtful when eating. Give your stomach time to catch up with your eyes.
8. Get rid of the guilt.


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Do not allow yourself to feel guilty about indulging a little bit during the holidays. When you guilt yourself over allowing yourself foods you normally don’t eat you only breed more bad behaviors. Just relax and enjoy yourself!
9. Feel free to say no


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Even though your grandma is pushing you to have seconds or go back for more pie, politely say no.
10. Keep moving


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If you were working out before the holidays, you can still workout through them. Keep up the momentum, you’ve got this!


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Enjoy your holidays!

By: Victoria Nelson

8 Makeup Brands That Almost Everyone Has Used In Their Lifetime!

It can be really overwhelming when you start getting into makeup to realize just how many makeup brands are currently out there. It is hard to know what is and what isn’t worth spending your money on. You can either try to learn for yourself what makeup brands are ‘trustworthy,’ or you can follow this quick handy list that will tell you a little bit about 8 very well known makeup brands that almost everyone has used in their lifetime!

               MAC Cosmetics


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            This is probably the most commonly used and talked about makeup brand. Women have been using MAC Cosmetics for years and many have used the products since they were in their teens. The brand was actually founded in 1984 by a beauty salon owner named Frank Angelo and a photographer named Frank Toscan. They started out creating makeup in their kitchen and quickly expanded into much more! Nowadays, beauty bloggers and makeup gurus on YouTube rave about their products. Some of the brand’s most popular products are the Paint Pots, Fix Plus, the foundations and concealers, and the lipsticks!


Nars Cosmetics


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            Another cult favorite is Nars cosmetics. The high quality is what sets this brand at such a high standard with consumers. That being said, they do charge a pretty penny for their products so if you are someone who doesn’t like spending a lot on makeup you probably won’t like this brand. However, for the people who don’t mind spending a little more this is a great option. A couple products that are very popular are the Audacious lipstick line, the Radiant Creamy concealers, the bronzer in Laguna, and the blush in Orgasm which is probably the most well-known of them all!


Urban Decay


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            This edgy, alternative makeup brand has been taking over the scene for the last twenty years with their bold colors and shocking pigmentation. Raved about by beauty bloggers and gurus, nearly every release from this brand is a huge hit with makeup junkies everywhere. This is a luxury brand which means that it does cost more than a brand from the drugstore. Some of the most popular of Urban Decay’s products are the Naked palettes, the Primer Potion, the All-Nighter setting spray, and the Naked Skin foundation and concealer.




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            This is one of the more affordable options on the list so far. This is one of the most popular brands from the drugstore and the quality of the makeup is very good for the price. This brand may also be easier to find depending where you live because it is sold at many drugstores. Along with cosmetics, they also have skincare lines and those are also very popular. The True Match foundation, the Infallible Pro-Matte and Pro-Glow foundations, the Lumi Foundations, the Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black, and the Infallible eyeshadows are among the most popular products for the brand.




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            The adorable packaging catches your eye and the quality of the products keeps you coming back for more. Benefit popped into the scene in 1976 and has remained very popular over the years. The quality of their products is unwavering and the customer always seems to be satisfied. There is a lot of hype surrounding Benefit and it is well-deserved attention. Their most popular products include the Hula bronzer, They’re Real mascara, the Porefessional primer, and their Benetints. This is just to name a few seeing as their products are well-loved all around!




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            Another drugstore brand that gets a lot of love from makeup lovers everywhere. Their concealer, the Fit-Me concealer, has even been compared to the Nars Radiant concealer by beauty gurus. The brand’s slogan “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline.” is a very well-known and often quoted jingle. Their quality is very good for the price and they continue to come out with amazing new releases very frequently. Some of the most raved about products are the Line Stiletto mascara, Baby Lips lip balm, and the Fit-Me foundation, concealer, and powder.




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            This brand is more-so known for their amazing skincare rather than cosmetic products and that sometimes overshadows their awesome makeup. They always have incredible quality and a lot of women swear by this brand for all their cosmetic needs. It is one of the pricier brands but the popular opinion is that it is worth the extra pennies. Some really popular products from Clinique include the Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer, the Chubby Sticks, the Almost Lipsticks, and the Lash Doubling mascara.


Too Faced


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            Making a splash with the Chocolate Bar palette, this brand has taken over beauty blogs and YouTube videos everywhere. It is a very well-known brand characterized by their yummy-scented makeup products. The marketing done by this brand is brilliant including bronzers and eyeshadow palettes that smell like chocolate or peaches and mascaras with sex in their names. Some of the products that have people in a craze include the famous Chocolate Bar and Sweet Peach palette, the Chocolate Soleil bronzer and the Better Than Sex mascara,

These are just a few of the incredible makeup brands out on the ever-expanding market of cosmetics. This list should get you started in the world of makeup and from there you can explore and discover what you like and what works for you! Makeup is completely dependent on each individual’s personal needs and wants so it’s up to you to find out what yours are! Have you ever used any of the cosmetics listed? Do you want to? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts!

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By: Virginia Aos


5 Aussie beauty secrets


The Land Down Under is not only the country of great possibilities and breathtaking nature, but beautiful women as well. Of course, plenty of sunshine and the ocean are bound to make anyone look happy and radiant, but there’s so much more when it comes to the true and well-kept beauty secrets of the mesmerizing and gorgeous Australian ladies. For some beauty scoop, keep on reading.

Proper skincare

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Yes, sunshine and salty water water are undoubtedly great stress relievers, but in a country like Australia, these two natural delights may cause damage to the skin as well. To solely get the benefits, Aussie women use top quality skincare. Almost all products contain SPF, for maximum protection. Aussie cosmetic brands are specially made to provide the best possible care in the harsh conditions Australian ladies must deal with all the time, which is precisely why the rest of the world has become so interested in them. And for all those who want to get their hands on one of these brands, there is no easier option than to buy top quality cosmetics online.

Fun Exercising


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Not many people would use fun and exercising in the same sentence but, when it comes to Australia, this is not the case. To ‘be beautiful longer’, to feel fit and healthy, some Aussie women exercise a lot, which in turn also helps them to get rid of all the harmful toxins from their bodies. Exercising helps in many ways; it gives you more energy and helps you sleep better.  And with the possibility to exercise on the beach, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and so many other water sports, exercising seems like they’re having a day off from work.

Plenty of water

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This is an oldie but a goodie. Even if you’re tired of constantly hearing about how water helps maintain a youthful and healthy appearance, you still must accept this as a given. Drinking plenty of water is one of the many beauty secrets of women all over the world, but it’s an essential if you’re living in Australia. If you just can’t imagine yourself drinking a lot of water throughout the day, there are some tastier but equally healthy alternatives such as vitamin water or flavored water.

Soft Lips

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Lips play a factor to the appeal of your face, this is a well-known fact for Aussie women. No matter how clear your complexion is or if your makeup is on point, chapped and dry lips can ruin the whole appearance. Therefore, they deserve their own beauty routine, too. This doesn’t only mean applying a rich night treatment before going to bed, but also regular lip scrubs as well as constant the application of lip balm with an SPF when you are outdoors.

The Miracle of Coconut

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Aussie ladies were the first to discover just how powerful coconut oil can be in upgrading one’s beauty routine and skin condition. Even though it’s inexpensive, coconut oil is a real true treasure in a jar. It has numerous uses in the beauty world such as moisturizing oil for dry skin, repairing oil for dry or dyed hair and it can even be an effective makeup remover. The best thing about it is that it leaves the skin and hair smooth and silky; you can even use it for cooking!

If the part of the world you live in is not blessed with almost constant sunshine and there’s no ocean nearby, there’s no reason to give up pursuing your beauty ideal. If there’s one thing you should learn from Aussie ladies, it’s the fact that you need to adjust your lifestyle to your own conditions, thus creating a perfect balance with your surroundings and mindfulness.

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By: Mia Taylor

How I Started Blogging: A How To

Hello awesome readers! I hope your week is going exceptionally well! I just wanted to write a quick post here and let you all know that a new video YouTube video has been uploaded to my channel! This weeks video is a little bit different than the other videos you are used to seeing! This video goes a little in depth into how I started blogging and created the website you see before you as well as how you all can get started in making your blogging dreams come true!

Please remember that the websites I mention are all websites that I personally used, you might not like them but again it is a personal opinion! The websites I have recommended are in the description box on the video! Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! I hope you all love this video and I hope this helps a lot of you!

Reiki 101: What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?  As a Reiki Master, I’m asked that question quite frequently and often times struggle explaining it to those unfamiliar with energy healing techniques. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique used to help relieve stress, chronic pain, anxiety and more.  Our bodies are filled with energy centers; also known as chakras, that help regulate normal body functions.  It’s believed that if your chakras are not aligned, it may negatively affect your immune system, emotions, etc.


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According to the International Center for Reiki Training, “Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy.”  Reiki can be used to align one’s chakras while creating a sense of peace and balance. A session is typically an hour long in which the Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on or close to the client’s body to facilitate their healing. Some practitioners offer distance Reiki sessions for those who are not able to travel due to distance, illness, or busy schedules.


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The session itself is relaxing and some clients find themselves drifting off or even sleeping.  There are no side effects to Reiki, however, some clients may experience a healing crisis after a session.  This is best described as the body’s way of removing toxins and negative energy.  Some symptoms include light headaches, stomach aches, and irritability; all of which can be relieved by drinking more water, eating light meals and resting.

Healer and Seven Chakras

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Reiki is great for anyone including pregnant women, children and even pets!  For more information on Reiki or if interested in booking a session please email

Love & Light,



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