I Chopped My Hair Off! (Donation + Liberation)

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I chopped my hair off…okay, only 8″ but it is a pretty big thing when I do so. My hair went from mid-lower back to shoulder length. I think that the last time I had cut this much off was when I was in my sophmore/junior year of high school. I am a junior in college now. Anyway, I decided I would cut my hair off for Pantene Beautiful Lengths because it is a good cause.

Why not choose Locks of Love? Well, Locks of Love for me was limiting to who they gave their wigs to, not that it isn’t important for children but the age limit is 21 and under. However, between the two, I know that Locks of Love is well known. I found out about Pantene through Ulta when my sister was looking up where she could donate her locks after cutting it off.

I know that Locks of Love requires a 10″ minimum and Pantene is 8″ minimum. I have no problrm with length requirements at all but that is just something for you to chew on if you are thinking of which place to give your hair to and what the length minimum is.

Personally, for me, I feel that it is important for all people to feel beautiful and to broaden who my hair goes to, I would rather it go to many than a controlled age group.

Now, you know how they say that when you cut your hair, you are a new person? I have to say that I don’t feel like a new person but it is different and I need different this summer since my last summer was less than stellar so here is to an amazing summer and a liberation of emotions past!

xo

 

FALL LOVES TAG!

Beauty & Fashion:
1) Top 5 fall makeup items?

Hot Topic baked eyeshadow in Ecstasy. L.A. Colors in Precious. Maybelline eyeshadow in Greene St. N.Y.C. Cheek Color in Riverside. CoverGirl Silf Foundation in Flax 310

2) Favorite Fall hair product?

Herbal Essence Set Me Up

3) Favorite Fall Nail Polish?

L.A. Colors in Electric Charge

4) Favorite Fall scent?

AVON Windscape

5) Most worn clothing item & accessory?

My leather jacket.

Random Fall Questions!:
1) Who’s your Fall Style icon?

No one.

2) Going to a corn maze, what do you wear?

A sweater, boots, socks, jeans with leggings underneath, and a jacket.

3) Favorite Halloween movie?

None.

4) Favorite Halloween candy?

None.

5) What are you being for Halloween?!

Vampire…or fairy.

TAG: What’s Your Nail Style?

What’s your favorite nail polish company?

Sinful Colors
Glitter or no glitter?

I usually don’t wear glitter since it is hard to take off.

OPI or china glaze or Essie?

OPI because I want Mermaid’s Tears from the Pirates of the Carribean collection.

When do you start to take off your nail polish?

It used to be a week when I was in high school but now it is whenever I get sick of looking at my nails.

What’s your favorite color on your nails?

Red- N.Y.C. Big Apple Red Creme

Orange- Sinful Colors Hazard

Yellow-Sinful Colors in Unicorn

Green- Sinful Colors in Last Chance

Blue- N.Y.C. Skin Tight Denim Creme and CoverGirl in Mystic Peacock

Purple- Wet n Wild in Wildcard

Pink- Wet n Wild in Dreamy Poppy

Neutrals- Ruby Kisses in Steel Magnolia and Sinful Colors in Nirvana

Darks or brights? 

Both

What are you wearing on your nails right this moment?

N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost, Wet n Wild French White Creme, and Wet n Wild in Black Creme

Matte nails—in or out?

Out, they look like sharpie on them, but I did want some when it came out.

French manicures?

They are nice.

Favorite fall color?

N.Y.C. Broadway Burgundy Frost

Link to the video I did here:

Link to the site I found this on: http://www.elleandblair.com/post/tag-whats-your-nail-style

15 Weird Questions Tag

So, random fact before I get started, I am at my friends house and using a desktop (WITH INTERNET). I haven’t typed on a computer with internet in forever. I miss my computer. 😦

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?

Um…I have to say it would be a chinese name. It is ‘little sister’ in translation.
#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?

I always rub my nose with my pointer finger, like just moving it lengthwise across and it might be weird but whatever, I am not picking it.
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?

Spiders? Um…cockroaches, mostly just bugs…nothing really weird?
#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast && belt out when you’re alone?

What’s My Name by Rihanna ft. Drake. I don’t think people understand that I sing Kanye’s parts in E.T. and Lil Wayne’s in Shakira’s song Give it Up to Me.
#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

When people slurp because I hate it…? I always make fun of my sister saying “Ladies’ don’t slurp.”
#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?

I mess with my hair and cross my legs back and forth.
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

I sleep on a twin so…yeah. Um, I usually sleep on the left side when I am at my aunt’s.
#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it’s name?

I think the first one that I am able to remember is Carmel. She is a build-a-bear.
#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?

I used to order the double chocolate chip frappaucinno…can’t spell. I used to order it before I tried the passion fruit iced lemonade a few days ago.
#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?

I don’t know…I am not really an expert or want to gloat so I don’t think I have one.
#11. Which way do you face in the shower?

Away from the shower head.
#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?

I can bend the joint where my nails beds are.
#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?

Resse’s cups which give me a bad breakout.
#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?

Fudgle Sticks!
#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?

sports bra always, underwear (obviously) and a tank top (somtimes shorts). Winter I wear a t-shirt, sleeping jacket, pajama pants.

Anyone who wants to! Go!

Back-to-School: Mentality is Key

 

If you have the right mentality you can make your high school experience, and even others, a great one. Never be too cocky, don’t think that you are better than someone because, to be honest, your not. Yes, there will be that someone who will be that way but you don’t have to follow suite. You need to start finding yourself, not molding into someone who isn’t going to be happy. Being rude and towering over other not only makes you seem like a bully, it also gives you a bad image of the person you could be or are.

Don’t force it to fit in. Never try to fit into a group that you want to be in but know it isn’t what you really want. I tried to fit into a group of girls that were, no offense, preppy and thought that they were all that. I eventually found that I can’t force myself into a gorup because it will make me seem desperate and needy which will turn off the girls that will give me a chance to become friends, same goes with guys.

Find your niche but stay open to others. I find that if you stay in your niche that is totally cool, I did. I just spent time with other groups because I made friends elsewhere as well. I hung out with band geeks and orchestra junkies and all the other groups where you can find things in common. If you meet someone new, get to know them, find things in common and even if you can’t you can at least become study buddies or classwork buddies.

Don’t let others influence you. No matter how much you want to fit in, don’t fall under peer pressure because it can lead you to dangerous or risky things that could lead you into trouble. I know some friends will try and get you to get out of your shell, I was one of those people where friends had to force me to do things, and once you rationalize it and it is reasonable then maybe you can do it. I never took risks that I knew would get me into real trouble.

Ask those questions. I never did ask questions and now I wish I had but I have advice for those who struggle with asking questions. I understood by my sophmore year that teachers are on a schedule because they only have you for however long and they need to teach you everything so that you are ready by the end of the semester or year. I would suggest going after school and making sure that you understand, the teachers will be more likely to help you without trying to rush it.

 

Have a support teacher. I would suggest finding a teacher who you connect with and can be your rock. By rock I mean that teacher who understands you and can help you through your issues or find a solution to help a dilemma you may have. I found my support teacher, thankfully, in my freshman year. I really miss my teacher and hope him the best. I find that it is good to have that teacher who has time for you and can take care of you in a sense that you can tell them anything. Friends are different because they are more opinionated and can sway your ideas and thoughts, teachers give you another perspective which I found was really helpful when I was going through high school.

13 Questions Tag!

I got this from TheThirdShift, the makeup artist, Julia who in makeup is called MissChevious. So here we go!

13 Questions:
1. What do you order at Starbucks?Double Chocolate Chip Frappaucino

2. What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without? TANK TOPS! 😀

3. What’s one thing that most people probably wouldn’t know about you? I never used to love to look classy/pretty when I was younger.

4. Name one thing that you want to do before you die. Take a LONG vacation by the beach.

5. What’s one food that you cannot live without? Sushi.

6. What quote/phrase do you live your life by? Hmm…I don’t have one.

7. What do you like and dislike about the YT community? The hilarious people and awesome things that others can teach :]

8. What’s your number one most listened to song on iTunes? I don’t have itunes.

9. What kind of style would you define yourself as having? Classy, chic, elegant

10. Favorite number? 25

11. Two hobbies? Blogging and drawing/painting.

12. Two pet peeves. My dad who asks EVERY morning where his keys are, no joke. When someone tells me to do something when they know I will eventually do it.

13. Guilty Pleasure? Chocolate in general but most of all Reese’s cups

TAG: Summer Besties

I got this from watching sarahbelle93x on youtube.

THE QUESTIONS:
Favorite summer….
1) Lip product- Revlon Twinkled Pink
2) Blush- I don’t wear blush
3) Nail Polish- Mermaid’s Tears (which I don’t own but want!!!!)
4) Liquid face product- Nature Luxe Foundation in Flax
5) Powder face product- Don’t wear.
6) Hair product- Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly.
7) Eye product- any pencil eyeliner.
8) Self Tanner (or any tanning item)- none.
9) Fashion accessory- my spoon necklace.
10) Clothing piece- tank tops (ANY AND ALL)

TAG YOU’RE IT! ❤

Get to Know A Little More…

Here is a tag that I got when I was thinking up ideas for my blog posts. I got this tag from http://www.elleandblair.com This was started by one of their members.

  1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? Yeah :]
  2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress? Short party dress because poofy dresses are unflattering on me :/
  3. Are diamonds a girl’s best friend? I don’t think so…but they make me happy.
  4. Is your hair up or down today? Half up half down right now, it was down earlier.
  5. Do you straighten your hair? Sometimes.
  6. Favorite mascara? I have only tried four in my life so I can’t really say since I want to try more.
  7. Do you get your nails done? Pfft no! I do them myself :]
  8. Small or large purses? large because I know I cannot put a book in with a small purse.
  9. Jeans or sweats? Jeans because I don’t think sweats are good to go out in? I am weird…
  10. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that’s uncomfortable? Clothes not so much, yes to shoes, jewelry eh…
  11. Do you text message a lot? I don’t have a phone but I do text my sister when there is a phone to be used.
  12. Whats your favorite color? pink :]
  13. Heels or flats? Heels. I don’t know how to walk with flats on!
  14. Would you ever leave the house without makeup on? I normally don’t wear makeup in general but I do like to look pretty (for myself not for someone)
  15. Walmart or Target? Target.
  16. Do you think lip gloss is the best!? eh.
  17. Do you own any big sunglasses? no.
  18. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 10-15 minutes, thirty if I want to do makeup.
  19. Gold or silver? silver.
  20. Do you like to wear dresses? yes.
  21. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy? Does a brother count?
  22. Do you like to hold hands? I have sweaty hands…but if I didn’t, of course:]
  23. What do you notice when you first meet a guy? the whole package (physically).
  24. Do you like making eye contact? No? I haven’t really noticed, but probably not.
  25. Would you kill for chocolate? Yes? Just kidding.
  26. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping? infiniti
  27. Do you yell a lot? No?
  28. Do you wear sweatpants/pajamas to school/work? no.
  29. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy? No. I have always liked the way I dress.
  30. What makeup could you not live without? chapstick.
  31. Do you fall in love easily? I think I fall into a mad crush but not love.
  32. Do you have cramps? Occasionally.
  33. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever? My sister from the same mother and my other friend who knows who she is if she reads this!

YOU’RE IT! Have fun with it!

Beauty Tag :]

(Found this tag on melovemakeup’s blog)

What’s your favourite eyeshadow color to wear?

neutral colors.
What’s the one product you wouldn’t leave your house without?

chaptsick

 

What’s your favourite makeup look – high drama OR natural?

drama, definitely but I like the soft looks too.
Which feature do you play up the most?

eyes

 

Which feature do you try to downplay/cover up?

my horrible acne face >< but I don’t usually wear makeup
Your favourite makeup brand, if you could pick only ONE to exist?

AVON

 

Which product have you re-purchased OVER and OVER again?

I haven’t used anything until it is gone…sadly lol

 

Which product would you NEVER repurchase again and why?

N.Y.C. Extra Shiny Coat!!! Makes your nail polish crack!

 

One beauty treatment you would always PAY to have done?

none

 

One beauty treatment you would NEVER pay to have done?

hands and feet

 

One beauty trick you can share with everyone?

Wash your face morning and night and if you are coming from school back home wash it!

 

Best advice you’ve ever been given regarding beauty and makeup?

simple, don’t overdue anything, especially with colored eyeshadow

 

If you do this! Link it or post it below 😉

This or That TAG :]

MAKEUP:
blush or bronzer                              Neither (but if I had to choose I guess blush, never used either)
lip gloss or lipstick                          Lipgloss
eye liner or mascara                      Eyeliner
foundation or concealer              Concealer
neutral or color eye shadow      Color? Probably neutral though
pressed or loose eye shadows   Pressed
brushes or sponges                        Brush

NAILS:
OPI or china glaze                           Neither, they are way too expensive
Long or short                                   long
Acrylic or natural                          natural
Brights or darks                              darks
Flower or no flower                       I do my own designs, flowers haven’t done yet.

BODY:
perfume or body splash              perfume
lotion or body butter                   lotion
body wash or soap                        body wash
lush or other bath company     other. I don’t even know what lush is.

FASHION:
jeans or sweat pants                      jeans
long sleeve of short                       short
dresses or skirts                             dress
stripes or plaid                                plaid
flip flops or sandals                       flip flops!
scarves or hats                                scarves
studs or dangly earrings             dangly!
necklaces or bracelets                 necklaces
heels or flats                                     heels
cowboy boots or riding boots  riding?
jacket or hoodie                             jackets
forever 21 or charlotte russe   forever 21!
abercombie or Hollister            neither
saks 5th or nordstrom                neither

HAIR:
curly or straight                            straight
bun or ponytail                              ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips   neither
hair spray or gel                            neither
long or short                                   short for me but I really miss my long hair!
light or dark                                    dark.
side sweep bangs or full bangs sideswept but i wish i could pull off bangs again
up or down                                       up normally but down looks really pretty :]

RANDOM:
Rain or shine                                  shine with wind please!
Summer or winter                       winter
Fall or spring                                 fall
Chocolate or vanilla                   chocolate
East coast or west coast            east coast?