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!


OOTW: Outfit Of The Week!

Hello beautiful readers, as we all know, I am one who adores the season that is Fall.  However, I do not love it because of everything pumpkin, nor apple picking, nor cuddling on a cool Fall night. Nope, I love Fall because of the change is Fashion! I am nothing but a simple girl with a strong urge to shop so I thought I would get a head start on my Fall Haul and show you guys my favorite Outfit Of The week thus far!


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Recently I ordered this INSANELY cute sweater from Charlotte Russe that I am in LOVE with! It’s super cozy, has that ‘cold shoulder’ affect to it, and it is nicely tapered to shape the body perfectly! Like any stitch sweater it’s bound to get some pulls so stay away from jumping dogs and hair brushes…


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Next I’ve paired this sweater up with a pair of leggings because what’s Fall without a pair of basic leggings? To me, you can really wear leggings with anything, unless, you know, they’re multi-colored. Basic black leggings to me create that long leg look especially when you pair those ‘long legs’ with tall black boots. That is the perfect Fall matchup.


Last but certainly not least I recently received a pair of sunglasses from this website called Cheap Ass Sunglasses! I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I received the glasses in the mail but for the price, they are not half bad! They are honestly super cute, very Bohemian Chic (at least the pair I ordered) and you know what? For $10.00 US they’re good to have in a pinch! They actually work with a wholesale sunglasses distributor who clearly have great taste in sunglasses called Solo-Solis! Are you looking for wholesale sunglasses? Visit the website and you can order, even if it is a small amount!  So, Cheap Ass Sunglasses, you got my vote! Definitely take a look at both websites! Solo-Solis to see where they get their products from and Cheap Ass Sunglasses if you want to buy them! I will link the ones I received down below just incase you’re interested!

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Cold Shoulder Sweater

I hope you guys enjoyed this article and just for some fun here are some selfies of the outfit! I hope to see you guys next week with a new article! If you haven’t already, please check out The Young Shopaholic’s YouTube channel and subscribe.


First YouTube Video for The Young Shopaholic!

Hello awesome readers!

I am just adding up a quick post letting you all know that I finally did it…I finally got up enough courage and created a YouTube account! I have finally uploaded a video that took me oh I don’t know hours to process! The video contains a little bit about me as well as a makeup tutorial on the Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills!

I just wanted to say thank you all so much for sticking by me and my blog it truly does mean the absolute world to me, you guys are the best! I decided to create this YouTube account for all of you guys so there is a more in depth process on my reviews of makeup as well as my how to’s/looks. So without further ado, here it is the first official YouTube video for The Young Shopaholic!

Illuminate Cosmetics: Worth It?

So, I have such love and respect for Ashley Tisdale as an actress and just as person in general. Whenever I look at Ashley Tisdale’s social media posts all I really see is a great person who is trying to make something of herself as an actress, a business woman, as well as trying to make a name for herself in the makeup world which is definitely not easy to do!

I recently began looking into her new cosmetic line: Illuminate Cosmetics and thought to myself, those colors are gorgeous and her palette’s seem very dynamic, but…I don’t know how great her products will be, I mean, she is a celebrity that wasn’t known for her makeup. But, of course, as usual, I caved and purchased her products. I decided to buy her Cheek and Eye Palette: Peach Goddess as well as her Enhancing Lip Gloss is the shade: Tan Lines. When I received my package in the mail 3 days later I was absolutely THRILLED with my purchases!

Cheek and Eye Palette: Peach Goddess


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When I first opened up my mailbox and saw the BH Cosmetics box (BH Cosmetics is who Illuminate Cosmetics has paired up with) I was definitely anxious to rip that bad boy open. The second I opened that box I fell in LOVE with the packaging that my makeup came in. Just so you can see an example of what my eyes drooled over:


As you can see it is a striped white and soft metallic pink, two of my favorite colors might I add!  Once I fully opened up the package and opened up the palette I wasn’t sure what to think at first. The palette case itself was a little flimsy in my personal opinion. What I mean by this, I felt like if I opened up my palette and pushed the mirror side back just a little bit further than normal it would snap off. Now, that is my personal opinion, I know all palettes need to be broken in so that is my only critique of this entire palette is to maybe have sturdier material to hold the pans in. Otherwise, I am LIVING for this palette!

I was taken off guard with how pigmented these colors are! Every single shade that I swatched was better than the next! The colors are super easy to blend on the eyes (especially if you use your eye primer) and honestly you can create a lot of different looks. Just to name two types of looks; you can create either a natural Angelic beach babe look or even a little darker and edgier baddie beach babe look if you use the right combination of colors. Also, her cheek pans within this palette…you just need to try them to see for yourself or you can scroll down to see how I used her beautiful blush shade: Bermuda.

Enhancing Lip Gloss: Tan Lines


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All I’m saying is I’m in love with this shade and how easy the lip gloss applies. I only applied about maybe one and a half coats of this lip gloss to fully cover my lips. It is a beautiful soft pink and you will see it within my pictures posted below.

Now, to tell you the prices of her products and how undeniably affordable and worth it they are:

Beach Goddess Eye and Cheek Palette: $18.00

Enhancing Lip Gloss: $9.00

Can you believe what a bargain her products are? Personally speaking I think her eye and cheek palette should be anywhere between $25-30. Obviously I’m not complaining about the price at all! I’m just saying she could definitely sell it for more than what it is!

Below are a few pictures of me wearing Ashley Tisdale’s Illuminate Cosmetics Line:


Eyes: St. Barts and Fiji in my crease, St. Lucia and Maui on my lid. (This makeup look was created as I was heading to work so it’s not that dramatic)



For those of you following me on Instagram, you know I had to use this filter!

Thank you so much Ashley Tisdale for creating Illuminate Cosmetics and creating a makeup line that is easily affordable for almost everyone! Your products are amazing and I can’t wait to see what else your company has in store!

If you like this article please subscribe, like, and share! If you would like to see a tutorial on the Beach Goddess Palette leave a comment below! Want to see what else I am up to with my site or just in general? Please feel free to follow me on Instagram @the_young_shopaholic or my personal Instagram @ababayy18. Also, don’t forget to follow my Facebook page: The Young Shopaholic. Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for my next article!

Disclaimer: I am not at all affiliated with Illuminate Cosmetics. Readers are to purchase these products at their own discretion! I am simply leaving my honest review/opinion on Ashley Tisdale’s Illuminate Cosmetics Line.

By: Amanda Badillo

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance Palette

Lately, I have seen so many makeup reviews, tutorials, and beautiful pictures that have been dedicated to Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette that I decided to join the bandwagon! I went out on a limb today and purchased this palette which runs for $42.00 (not including tax) and let me tell you about how worth it this palette is!



First off, can we please take a look at how cute this packaging is? It may be a little hard to see in the picture but the palette has almost a felt-like soft pink top (which feels incredible might I add)! What’s included in this packaging is of course, a mirror, and a fantastic two-in-one packing and blending brush. If I have one tiny complaint it would be I’m not a huge fan of the blending side of this brush. Personally speaking I find it a little too harsh but, it’s a palette brush it’s not meant to be fantastic and you know what? It definitely does the job! The packing brush however is amazing!


The next thing that I love about this palette is how pigmented all of the colors are! They are true to form and absolutely beautiful when they are applied. Another great quality is the fact that all of these colors are so easy to blend it’s almost effortless! You can create many different looks with palette, it’s definitely worth the money if you have it to spend!

Take a look below for a makeup look that I put together together today! I will also place a link to Anastasia Beverly Hills website for anyone who is interested in purchasing the palette.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to read this article! If you would like to see a tutorial on this look please leave a comment below or use the Contact Me page. If you would like to see more makeup looks please feel free to follow me on Instagram at @the_young_shopaholic or check out my personal Instagram @Ababayy18. Stay tuned for my next makeup review as well as some additional goodies that I will be adding to the site!

I just want to add that I am NOT at ALL affiliated with Anastasia Beverly Hills I am just a beauty blogger giving her honest opinion about this amazing palette.

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By: Amanda Badillo

Sorority Bracelets and More!

Hey my awesome readers!

I just wanted to write this quick post announcing a few things that we have coming in soon! For starters, I wanted to tell you all about another part of our store that we are in the process of rebuilding! Being that I have a lot of friends who are apart of sororites as well as a lot of sorority readers, I have decided to add a little something to our store: customized sorority bracelets.

All of the bracelets are hand made beaded bracelets! Our store can customize each bracelet to have your sorority colors, a charm of your choosing (i.e. big, lil, big sis, lil sis), or your sorority’s greek letters! Our bracelets are anywhere between $12-$15 per bracelet depending on design. We are also taking bulk orders for these bracelets as well! If you would like more information or if you would like to pre-order please email us at or use our contact form on our blog/shop section.

Next, I wanted to remind everyone about the giveaway I have going on! Shop TYS is having a fun little giveaway for all of our followers! It is a chance to win either 3 Hamsa Hand Bracelets or 3 Elephant bracelets of your choosing PLUS a surprise bonus gift! What are the rules?

  1. Follow us on Instagram
  2. Check out our website
  3. Tag at least 3 friends on our giveaway post, enter daily!

The giveaway submissions ends July 8th, 2016!

We hope you enjoy everything we have to offer!


Giveaway Time!

Hello there Shopaholics!

I hope that everyone is doing extremely well now that it’s finally Summer!  So, I am writing this quick post to say thank you so much to everyone who has subscribed to The Young Shopaholic and has even gone on to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! As a token of my extreme gratitude I will be having a little giveaway for my store Shop TYS! The lucky winner will receive 3 Hamsa Hand Bracelets of their choosing plus a bonus gift! Here are the rules:

  1. Go to Instagram and follow us: @the_young_shopaholic
  2. Share our “Giveaway” picture that is featured on our Instagram page/the top of this article , tag us, and use #shoptys
  3. Comment ‘done’ on our giveaway picture. It’s that easy!

I hope that you all enjoy this giveaway! The contest will end on July 8th, 2016!

Again, I want to say thank you to all of you awesome readers and hope to see more of you returning to our site because we have some big things planned!

Last but certainly not least; if you would like to be added to our personal email list for updates on what’s to come, please send a quick email to

Thank you so much and good luck to everyone!

Amanda Badillo