FashionShyChild : August 2012

August 31, 2012

Keoa's Morning Walk

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So this morning (just like every morning for the past 3 weeks) i was left with Keoa a.k.a La Coco the Chocolate Bunny (LOL). He was dropped off in my room at 7:00 Sharp. I don't mind watching him at all, its just 7 in the morning and you have to look after a wild dog is a bit much. So this morning i decided to get up, through my hair up into a bun and take Keoa out for a walk. If you ever meet Keoa he is a bit of a DIVA pup. (you will see that in the last picture. He was done with this walk and wanted to be picked up).

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photos by Crystal, edited by myself

August 30, 2012

Chanel Inspired Flats

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 So about three weeks or so ago, I received these Chanel inspired flats in the mail. I found them on Target.com in the sale section for $5-$10, such a steal. They looked so much different online than they do in person. (online they looked like old granny shoes, Tee Hee). I don't know if they are still on the site but the brand is Tallulah Blu. If you like them i suggest you get a pair. The quality of these flats are amazing and they don't feel cheap in any way. ( I know what a cheap flat feels like, since i owned a lot of them). The only down side is I thought they were white and black (that's how they looked online) and they ended up being a really light pink and black. I will have to find/ figure out an outfit to wear with these baby's.  P.S. My sister said she saw a pair just like these at Forever21

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August 25, 2012

Beauty Weekend: Nail Polish Collection

Happy Beauty Weekend! This post was brought to you by "The Voting Poll". If you didn't know, i have a poll on my blog for Beauty Weekend. All you have to do is vote for what you want to see and which ever 2  win, Those are the two you will see. So today its all about Nail polish. These are all the nail polishes i have. I did have more but when i fell like they are old or they don't work like they use too, i do get rid of them. So i hope you enjoy this post and like always if you have any questions, Leave them in the comment section below.
* I was not paid to show you this and this is not a sponsored post.
* I am not affiliated with any of the companies shown.

{Left - Right}
  • Essie- Splash of Grenadine
  • Essie- Muchi,Muchi
  • Essie- Turquoise & Caicos
  • Color Club- AN13 Warhol

{Left - Right}
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear- 14 Plum Power
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear- 06 Sun Kissed
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear- 27 Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear- 04 Blue Me Away!
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear- 28 Black Out
  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps - (i don't know the color)

{Left - Right}
  • O • P • I- Royal Rajah Ruby
  • O • P • I- No Room for the Blues
  • O • P • I Shatter- Black Shatter
  • Nicole by O • P • I- Iceberg Lotus
  • Nicole by O • P • I- One Less Lonely Glitter

{Left - Right}
  • Revlon (Cream Finish)- 64 Revlon Red
  • Revlon (Cream Finish)- 45 Coming Up Roses
  • Wet n Wild Craze- 234 Jade
  • Wet n Wild Craze- 232 Goldmine
  • Sinful Colors- 283 San Francisco
  • Sinful Colors- 101 Snow Me White
  • Jordana- 350 Silver Blue

{Left - Right}
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco- Blue (bought this at Forever21)
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco- Fuchsia (bought this at Forever21)
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco- D. Pink (bought this at Forever21)
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco- Green (bought this at Forever21)
  • Milani Nail Art- 703 Black Sketch
  • Mood Struck(Heat Activated Color Changing)- Purple to Light Pink (bought this at Forever21)
  • Mood Struck(Heat Activated Color Changing)- Berry Pink to Neon Pink (bought this at Forever21)

{Left - Right}
  • China Glaze- 654 Designer Satin
  • China Glaze- 847 2030
  • China Glaze- 650 Shower Together
  • China Glaze- 741 Free Love
  • China Glaze- Platinum Gold

{Left - Right}
  • Love & Beauty- Silver (i think its also called Disco. I bought it at Forever21)
  • Love & Beauty- Lime (Bought this at Forever21)
  • Love & Beauty- Olive (Bought this at Forever21)
  • L.A. Girl Rock Star- Party Animal (Bought this at Forever21 and they call it Wine)
  • L.A. Girl FLARE- Turquoise (Bought this at Forever21. I don't Know the real companies name for it)
  • L.A. Girl FLARE- Dark Purple (Bought this at Forever21. I don't Know the real companies name for it)

These are cheap nail polishes that don't have a name. I got these in a set at Walgreens During the Holiday season.

{Left to Right}
  • N.Y.C- 138 Long Wearing Clear
  • O • P • I- Natural Nail Base Coat
  • O • P • I- Top Coat
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails- With Nylon
  • Sally Hansen- GROW NAILS NOW!
  • Sally Hansen- DRY KWIK

August 21, 2012

California 2 Chainz


Tourist gift shop T-shirt (I got here in San Francisco), Target outside slipper shoes, Forever21plus size ultra skinny jeans, Forever21 chain quilted purse, Betsey Johnson Charm Bracelet, Forever21 Gold rope chain, H&M gold hoops 
I was wearing this outfit this weekend in a Beauty Weekend post (Here)







August 20, 2012

An Exclusive Pre-Launch Invite To Mallzee.com



{Photo is a snapshot from signup.mallzee.com}
So back to school is here and do you feel like you have know time to hang out and do the things you love? ...like SHOPPING! Well your in luck, Mallzee is a new website that will be launching later this year. The concept is you add the brands you love to your very own Mallzee mall. Then the website finds items you will love that goes with your very own unique fashion style. Once you get your Mallzee mall together chat with your friends, have them buy items from your Mallzee mall and you buy from theirs. Its just like hanging out in the mall but 1,000 times more better. You don't have to wait in those long lines or worry if they have your size. There is also over 200 amazing stores to choose from. But here is the icing on the lovely cupcake... When your friends purchase something from your mall, you get paid! (like no joke) The only thing is, This is an Exclusive Invitation. You will need to go to signup.mallzee.com and put your email in the box and press...GO! I am already signed up and i cant wait for it to officially launch. So make sure you sign up so we can hang out on Mallzee.com
-Cortney

*This is not a sponsored post nor did i get paid to write this.
*The site is free to join 

August 19, 2012

Beauty Weekend: Weed...OH No She Didn't!!!




Happy Beauty Weekend again! So this look is all about "Green"...The color Silly! We will be using different shades of green to come up with this "Oh No She Didn't" look. I also made it easier than yesterday since we will be using a palette that doesn't cost much at all. So lets begin! <3

*This is not a sponsored post nor am I affiliated with Sinful Colors or any other products seen/mentioned
*I am not a Makeup Artist nor have i had any training...i just love makeup.

1. Prime your eye area using an eye primer of your choice. (i used Urban Decays Primer Potion)

2. Using Urban Decays Cream Shadow in "Weeds", Put the product all over the eye lid area (you might need to take a brush and smooth out the color)

{we will be using a Profusion 88 Pro Eyeshadow Palette (i bought this palette at Ross, but you should be able to find it online)}

{This is how the palette looks on the inside. 1, 2 & 3 are the colors you will be using. (don't worry i will walk you though it}


3. Starting off with color number one (1.) place this color all over the eyelids (you will still be able to see the Urban Decay color shinning through)
4. Taking color number two (2.) place this color in the crease area.

5. Now with your last color number three (3.) focus this color under the arch or your brows (this will be a highlight)


6. To bring the look all together add eyeliner (i used wet n wilds gel eyeliner in 886) to your top eyelid and half way on the bottom. Curl your eyelashes and add mascara (i used L'oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion) This goes on the top and bottom too.

7. Time for those Lips. We will be using Sinful Colors Lip Shine in "Pucker Up Baby". This color doesn't look good on my lips by itself. So i first used Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in 410 Softshell Pink (pearl finish) and then added the Sinful Colors lip shine. Now the look is complete.

I hope you all liked this look and are inspired to try it. Remember if you have a look you want me to do, let me know. I will be more than happy to do it for you! Therefor see you next week for another Beauty Weekend...(P.S.- i still post blog post throughout the week :)
-Cortney

August 14, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL: Backpack Beauty Bag



Welcome to another post for the Back To School Post Special. This post is all about your beauty bag. Going though my years of schooling one of the things that i always seen was an over packed beauty bag. Girls would have a tone of makeup from eye shadows, to lipsticks, even a massive mascara collection. But realistically you don't need all of that. Exceptionally if your asking everyone for the basics. Therefor I thought of some basic products you should always have in your beauty bag, so you wont be the student unprepared.

  • Hand Sanitizer: This is important because school the most germiest places. (in my opinion) Not only that, school season is always during the sick season. When everyone somehow gets a cold. I would (well i still do) use this after opening doors and before eating anything.
  • Oil Blotting Sheets: Through out the day you will get oily. Don't pound on the powder, just oil blot your face. This way the oil will be gone and you wont look cakey. Know One Likes a Cake face!
  • Retractable eye liner: Don't bring an eye pencil that you have to sharpen. It is way to much work and pencil shaving make such a mess. I never did understand why girls would being an eye pencil that needed to be sharpen but would write with a pencil that needed the same thing. Think about it!
  • Q-tips and Band Aids: the Q-Tips are for eyeliner that might have ran down a little bit. I also carry them in my bag just in case an eye lash or something gets in my eye. I will use a Q-tip to get it out. You will never know when you will need a Band Aid. Paper cuts to me are the most reason to always have them. (I keep these to things in an old Starbucks Gum container, Great Idea..huh?)
  • Retractable face brush: This is something I think everyone should have if they carry a makeup brush with them in there purse or backpack. This way your brush will stay clean and so will the inner surface of your bag.
  • Face Powder: You might need this and you might not. I just suggest bringing it because you will be at school for a lot of hours, so a touch up would be nice.
  • Comb: I only used a comb in school my freshman and sophomore year of High School. Those were the years i had P.E. (i didn't really care about looks in middle school). So if you haven't experienced P.E., that is the class that can really mess up your look.
  • Lip Balm: You need some type of lip product. So i feel like lip balm is perfect. Manly because Lipstick is to much for school and the only color you can really get a way with is a nude or a pink so why bother. Lip balm will also keep your lips hydrated and from getting chapped.
  • Hair pins: Basically to pin your fly a ways back. I have bangs and during windy days hair pins come in Handy.
  • Hair Ties: Ever body and there momma ask for a hair tie in school. Especially during P.E. time. I never did understand why people never hand a hair tie during P.E. when you new, you would have to put your hair up for this time period. Out of everything I mentioned in this post, This to me is the top 1 most important.

August 13, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL: Fashion Tag!

1. What is your favorite accessory?
Earrings, Earrings, Earrings...I love them! You wont ever see me leave the house without earrings.


2. Whos your role model? (in real life and YT blog life)
I dont have someone I look up to in real life, that i know. But i can say i do learn from there mistakes. The person I look up to in Blog life would have to be HRH Collection. She is such a role model and everything she does is in a positive way. You can find her at www.hrhcollection.net or at shopwithhrh.com

3. What do you always carry with you?
That would have to be My Cellphone. I cant leave the house without it. Its also the way i stay connected with you through Twitter and Email. I'm in love with BlackBerry and i don't think that will every change <3.

4. What would you describe your fashion style as?

I would describe my fashion style as ME. I don't fit into just one or two categories. I'm all over the place. But i can say its Laid Back Urban City Kid...LOL.

5. Favorite: jeans, sunglasses, heels?



MY Favorite jeans are the Forever21 plus size skinny jeans in black. I have so many pairs of them you all will thank I'm crazy. My favorite sunglasses are A.J. Morgans Swan Lakes. I have them in my Favorite Section too. My favorite heels? LOL, Cortney don't wear heels. I do like wedges though :).


6. What inspired you to make fashion videos post?
I love this question! The thing that inspires me to make fashion post is mainly to show you( and everyone else) that there isn't just one or a few ways to dress. There is a lot of ways and just because you see it on the runway or in a magazine doesn't mean you have to dress that way. Most of the time i feel like people forget who they are through clothing. So, therefor I make fashion post to show people its okay to be yourself :).

7. What is your favorite fashion store/shop?

Forever21 and Torrid. I get a BIG portion of my clothes from those stores. (as you seen in my outfit post)

8. What is your favorite fabric in clothing?
Cotton... i also like Lace, Tee-Hee!

9. Who is your favorite designer?
Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs

10. Who/what inspires your fashion?
The top three designers above, inspire my fashion. They are the closes to my sense of style and personality. The other thing that inspired me is music video/ Hip Hop celebrities

11. What would you choose to do - buy something in high quality or make it your self if you can?

I would choose to make it myself. That way if it turns out great, i can have it in every color and style.

 I thought this would be a great Tag to do. It is also a great way for yall going back to school to really think about what you like and your style. If you answered these questions let me know. See you tomorrow for another BACK TO SCHOOL POST SPECIAL!
*Tag came from YouTube

August 6, 2012

Cant Stop My Shoe Game Outside or Inside

OUTSIDE:
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Nike tee, Forever21 plus size skinny jeans in black, Torrid wedges, Juicy Couture Gold started braclet, Icing by Clairs heart Gold Doorknockers

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August 4, 2012

Beauty Weekend: How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

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Happy Beauty Weekend! So, this weekend post we are going to be talking about Makeup Brushes and the importance of having clean brushes. I try my hardest to clean my makeup brushes once a week. I do this because I use my brushes everyday and they also set out in my room were dust can just fall on them. You don't need a lot to clean your makeup brushes, you will only need your dirty brushes, baby shampoo, and a clean face towel. Lets Begin!


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 { All of my dirty makeup brushes}

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 1. Put some baby shampoo in the palm of your hand. (a little goes along ways)

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 2. Get your makeup brush wet under some water. The hand that is holding the baby shampoo, make sure it is flat. With the other hand go back and forth with the brush in the baby shampoo. (if you took an art or painting class you lean how to do this, its the same thing :)

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 3.  When your done doing step 2. you will see this ( or something like it)  don't get scared, this is a good thing. All of this is dirt, dust, pigments, oils, and germs. (imagine: if you haven't cleaned your brushes in a while or at all, you are putting all that (in the picture) back on to your face)

 TIP: When you are trying out a new product make sure the brush you use is clean. This way if you get a brake out, you will know it was really the product. (some people get face brake outs and clam the makeup product did it and it was really there dirty brush/ hands)

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 4. Run your hand and the brush under some warm water now. This will make sure all of the dirt comes out.

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5.  You might have to repeat step 2. if there is still pigment coming out of the brush. ( i usually repeat to make sure my brushes are really clean) If you need to repeat and your brushes are clean and no pigment is coming out when you squeeze it, then your finish.


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 6. Lay all of your brushes down on a towel so they can dry off. You don't want to put them face up in a cup while they are wet because the metal part that hold the hairs together will get wet and that will loosen the glue (in a shorter meaning: you will mess up your brush)

I hope this helped you out. This is the way I do it and i know other people clean there brushes a different way. In the comments below, tell me how you clean your makeup brushes.

August 2, 2012

Recipes I Would Love to Try

Picture of Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
{low-cal fettuccine alfredo}

 Picture of Spicy Fried Chicken Bites with Derby Dip Recipe
{spicy fried chicken bites with derby dip}

{strawberry pina colada}

 
{vanilla spice oatmeal}

cream cheese won ton
{panda express cream cheese puffs}


{mexican casserole}


{breakfast pizza}

{easy chicken pesto pizza}

 {rose sangria}

*These photos do not belong to me. Click the Names of the food/drink and you will get sent to the owners website.