Joining The Real World

Tatym swinging

When I first turned 16, I was looking forward to cruising around with my friends and driving wherever I imagined. But turning 16 also meant that I had to do something so horrifying to a teenager…work. Now I’m not complaining about where I work because it’s a lot better than what some teenagers have to do, but still it’s work. Getting up early is one of the most dreaded things I have to do on the weekends. Plus working after school when you have a TON of homework is also a downside. I already hate the real world, and I’ve only been 16 for a few months. I’m gonna have a long way to go, but once in awhile when I get my paycheck the gray skies start to clear and a little glimpse of satisfaction comes through. It doesn’t last for long since gas is so fricken expensive, but at least I can drive!

4 Excuses To Use On Your Parents

Tatym picking up the trash

Please note that the excuses below are not 100% foolproof as seen above when my mom asked me to help pick up trash for Kiwanis.

If you’re like me, you hate having to put in effort to do things that your parents ask. It’s like the roles change because when we were little the parents did everything. Now that we are older, it’s like parents expect the world from us. I am a teenager, I am not your personal chef, maid, or taxi driver so do it yourself or have your other child do it, just not me! Some of my best excuses include the following:

1. “I can’t, I have a bad ear.” Okay, this one might only work for me because I did break my ear drum by a soccer ball and had to get surgery. So I could also say, “Sorry what was that, I couldn’t hear you since I have a bad ear.” It always works! :)

2. “I can’t, I’m ugly.” This one is pretty self explanatory and fits my life perfectly.

3. Make sure you always have plans lined up to make a quick getaway.

4. When worse comes to worse and you run out of excuses, the next best thing is fake cry. Think of something said and cry a river.

Winter Royalty Dance

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Nails done with Julep Ciara Nail Color (two coats).

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Julep Toe Polish

Toes polished with Julep Josephine Nail Color (two coats).

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Trixxi Sequin Pleated Dress (I got mine from Kohl’s, but it’s cheaper from Amazon).

Paired with Fibi & Clo Black Cascade sandals

And I was ready for the Winter Royalty Dance!

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Sinful Colors Rise & Shine Nail Polish Review

Tatym's Sparkle Turquoise Finger Nails

What do you guys think of my nails?!

I used two coats of Sinful Colors Professional nail polish in Rise and Shine 940 (turquoise) which dries super fast. But one coat was not enough to cover so had to use two. Then to make the gradual sparkle effect, I painted the top half of my nails with China Glaze Pizzazz polish and then dabbed another coast on just the top 1/4 of my nails.  What girl doesn’t love sparkles?

Powerocks Magicstick Review

Powerocks Magicstick 2800mAh

Have you ever been in a situation where you are stuck on a desert island, and your phone is almost dead and you can’t charge it?! Yeah I know that will probably never happen. But just in case it does happen or it goes dead for other reasons, I recommend you carry along a Powerocks Magicstick 2800mAh Pink Universal Extended Battery. These “Super Magicsticks” are portable chargers that available in an array of colors. They come with a plug to connect your phone with the portable charger. The only problem with that is if you have a lame iPhone 4 like I do, the cord plugin is for an iPhone 5. But no worries, any regular charger with a USB plug-in works also. I love this because I always forget to charge my phone. And when the charger becomes dead, it is rechargeable and plugs in to the wall. Also when you go on trips and don’t need the charger right away, it comes with a special powerocks pouch to hold all the stuff you need. So what will happen on that desert island when both your phone and the Magicstick become dead?! Well let’s just say sucks to suck.

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U.S. Polo Assn. Half-Zip Big Logo Shirt Review & Giveaway

Tatym wearing US Polo Half-Zip Big Logo Shirt

Ohh I can feel it…..SWEATER WEATHER (sorry I’m a Vine addict). That Vine may sound stupid, but it identifies exactly what this time of year is, sweater weather! So this U.S. Polo Assn. Half-Zip Big Logo Shirt that I got from was perfect. The color I got it in was black with a pink accent, so it can match with almost anything I wear with it, but there were so many colors to choose from. Also, one of the biggest pros is it wasn’t very expensive. One of the cons would be that the sizes come a little small so you might want to order a larger size. They have many other different types of clothing to choose from. Take my word for it and go there.

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