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.

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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

 

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

 

Shop TYS Store

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.

Click here to enter our store or click shop above!

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

5 Holiday Hairstyles For Medium To Long Hair!

It is finally my favorite time of the year again. A time where we get to spend time with our loved ones at family gatherings, be a little more giving and thoughtful towards others, and shop our little hearts out with the amazing holiday sales. Okay, maybe that last part is more pertaining to me. Anyways, around the holidays is usually the time of ‘holiday parties,’ and just a lot of fun get togethers so why not change up your style a little bit? If you are looking for an easy and adorable way to dress up your hair this holiday season then you have come to the right place!

  1. The Messy Ponytail

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This adorable messy ponytail will go perfectly with any outfit you decide to throw together whether it be; a tight dress and heels, a loose fitted sweater, tight jeans, nude heels, you name it! How do you create this look?

  1. You want to start off with having ‘coarse hair,’ what I mean by that is do not wash your hair before creating this look. Also, if your hair does not already have a natural wave/curl to it, you will definitely need to curl your hair prior!
  2. Begin to pull your hair up into in your regular high ponytail shape
  3. Fasten your elastic hairband around your high ponytail as usual and do not worry about any loose hairs that just adds to the effect.
  4. Take a thick strand of hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to hide your hairband. At this point you can add any hair product you would like such as hairspray, moose, anything you want to hold it in place!

2. Loose Waves

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This hairstyle is exactly what it says! You can take a thin hair curler and create a beach wave sort-of look while adding hairspray to give it more definition or you can check out my crazy YouTube video below and skip ahead to 7:18 I will show you how to create curly hair without a curling iron!

3. Half Up Half Down

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This has been my favorite hairstyle since I was a kid…an all time classic! How we create this look is EXACTLY how it sounds! You take a good section of your hair and use an elastic hairband, bobbing pins, hair clips, you name it and bring together that section of hair to the top of your head. Now the pieces of your hair that are left down you can either leave straight or curl!

4. Braid Into Ponytail

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I have recently been letting my mom, yes ladies and gentlemen, my mother, braid my hair like I was a toddler again. STORY TIME: I love the Sims 4 and I saw my character had this insanely adorable hairstyle where the top of her ponytail was in a braid and the rest was in a ponytail:

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and I thought…I need to do that…now! So, the next day, mom got creative and I have been doing that hairstyle at least once a week!

How do you create this look?

  1. Do a simply braid at the top of your head, taking as much hair as you would for a half up, half down look.
  2. Take an elastic hairband and tie off your braid just as it is about to reach the back of your head.
  3. Collect the remainder of your hair and put it in a high or low ponytail, whichever you prefer!
  4. Seal it with an elastic hair band and there you have it!

5. Messy Low Bun

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Aside from the fact that this hair-do can be used as an everyday look, it can just as well be used for a festive holiday look! The messy bun is a classic if done correctly!

  1. For this look, like the messy ponytail, I would have ‘day old hair,’ and apply a little bit of moose or hairspray to it.
  2. THIS PART IS OPTIONAL: Curl your hair if it is not already naturally curly/wave-y
  3. Place your hair into a medium-low ponytail and secure with an elastic hairband
  4. Tease you ponytail with a fine toothed comb until you are completely satisfied.
  5. Wrap the loose hair from your ponytail around the base of your ponytail, this does not have to be perfect, remember it’s messy!
  6. Secure the bun with another elastic hairband and pull out tiny piece of your hair from the bun as well as any hairs around the framing of your face.

So there you have it, 5 Holiday Hairstyles for Medium to Long hair! Which hairstyle was your favorite? Do you think you will try any of these hairstyles this holiday season? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts! Also don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel: The Young Shopaholic! I hope all of your holidays are happy!

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By: Amanda Badillo