FashionShyChild : May 2014

May 28, 2014

Whats in my Makeup Bag (Moving Edition)

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Maybelline fit me! 355 coconut powder
Pop Beauty bright up your life eye shadow trio in Naturally bare
Miss Chick by Kleancolors in 05 Redwood
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Summertime
Sheercover Duo Concealer in Light/Medium
Loreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black
Maybelline great lash Mascara in Royal Blue
Loreal Paris carbon black telescopic Liquid eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet eye pencil in black velvet
Gillette Venus snap with embrace razor ( sent me this product to test out)
e.l.f. eyelid primer in Sheer
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Forever rose
BareMinerals Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready
Revlon Colorburst in 096 Petal
Sephora Mirror


May 26, 2014

What's In My Beach Bag

What's in my beach bag Hey Friends!

 We might as well say, summer is here. The weather is looking great and kids are out on summer break. 
Some of the things i love to do during the summer is going to the beach, park, museum's and even just touring around town. All of these things include being out for long periods of time and even in the scorching sun.
This is what i would carry in my Beach Bag, but to be completely honest this could be a summer bag essentials. 
I hope this post guides you when packing your beach bag and if you already have i would love to know what you pack.

Products in Post:
Every kid/big kid needs a Minion beach towel $9.97
Trendy gold aviators $15
My favorite brand of headphones in a knockout floral print $100
Pink Game Boy case for us girl gamers $2.86
Little cute Gillette Venus snap with embrace razor, to shave on the go $9.49
Large tote to carry Everything $25
Haribo Gummy bears, my fave candy $11.77 (pack of 12)
The best/cute lip balm for dry lips $3
Kind bar in Dark Chocolate and sea salt, A good for you bar with the best taste $17
The camera i really do use Canon Powershot SX160 $145 
Sunscreen that don't smell like it  $13
Starbucks Venti cup 24fl $10.95
Marie Claire Magazine $12 for 2 years

May 24, 2014

My CD Collection {Pt. 1}

{Mariah Carey - The Remixes}
I cant pick a favorite song, off of this album! Its party feel good music, a great album to work out too.
{Clipse - Lord Willin'}
This CD was what i call before my time, even though i was like 12 when it came out. Some people might ask how do you even know about this CD or even understand. Well, i new who Pusha T was, so i wast confused there and needed to CD when i heard the song "Grindin". I think this album has amazing beats, if your into that.
1. Grindin
2. Cot Damn
3. Young Boy
4. When the Last Time
{Destiny's Child - Survivor}
An album and group that supported girl power and made you feel like you could do anything. But self respect is key!
1. Nasty Girl
2.Independent Women Part 1
4. Survivor
{Damian Jr. Gong Marley- Welcome to Jamrock}
This album is nothing but spectacular! You feel and understand every song. Rastafari, Peace and help and the words that come to mind.and Damian is really good at explaining whats going on. The lyrics give a lot of detail and the way the beat and rhythm is retread, you will feel touched!
1. Confrontation
2. Welcome to Jamrock
3. Move!
4. Road to Zion
5. We’re Gonna Make It
6. Khaki Suit
{Sarai - The Original}
You might have not even heard of her because i feel like she didn't get much reconnection for her music. But this album talks a lot about her life and the ways she See's things.
1. Pack Ya Bags
2. Ladies
3. L.I.F.E
4. Mary Anne
{En Vogue- ev3}
A group that had great soulful vocals/
1. Don't Let Go
2. Does Anybody Hear Me
3.Let it Flow
4. Damn I Wanna be your Lover
{Joss Stone- Mind, Body & Soul}
The title tells it all! The soulfulness is something Joss has to be so young. I love every song on this Album and it was hard to pick just some.
 1. Daniel (untitled bonus track
2. Sleep Like A Child
3. Right to be Wrong
{Mariah Carey- Emotions}
This was the first tape i had as a kid. My grandmother bought it for me because i used to sing to Mariah Carey songs in the car as a toddler. So yes Mariah Carey has been my favorite artist my whole life. (love every song, so meaningful}
1. Emotions
2. And You Don't Remember
3. Make it Happen
4. The Wind
{No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom}
I was born when he 90's first started and this album was so popular and Gwen was the shit. At the time and still now she has a voice that has so much character, it makes every song unique and fun.
 1. Spiderwebs
2, Just a Girl
3. Happy Now
4. Don't Speak
5. Tragic kingdom
{Lil Kim - La Bella Mafia}
This Album is not that great. but i do like these 3 songs!
1. This is Warning
2. Magic Stick
 3. The Jump Off
{The Pussycat Dolls - PCD}
Songs are catchy and there were so many girls (just like the Spice Girls) you could pick one you related too.
1. Don't Cha
2. Wait A Minute
3. I Don't Need A Man
{The Black Eyed Peas - elephunk}
When the song "Where is the Love" came out (with video) i was in love. That is also the song that got me into The Black Eyed Peas and fergie was was my favorite!
1. Let's Get Retarded
2. Hey Mama
3.Shut Up
4. Where is the Love

May 22, 2014

OPI + Coca-Cola

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Hey my friends! On Monday i received the Marie Claire June 2014 issue (US addition and i have a subscription) and flipping rough the pages, doing my things like i always do. Iv noticed a new collection from OPI. At first i didn't even know it was OPI all Ive seen was the name Coca-Cola and a nail polish... so i flipped out! Coca-cola is a VERY iconic type of Soda and brand loved by like everyone (even myself) . So i of course had to go to the OPI website and make sure this was real... and it is!
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The colors in this line are all very pretty and thinking of Coca-Cola and all of the different types and flavors; i don't know how they even came up with some of these colors... just brilliant! But like always, i will tell you what colors i would love to add to my collection.
  • Coca-Cola Red (you have to get it! This is what the collection is about)
  • Orange You Fantastic (Its had to find a good looking orange color but the swatches of this orange is where its at)
  • Today I Accomplished Zero (i have never seen a color like this before, it looks spacey)
So i would like to know, "Did you know about this collection before seeing this post?" and "What colors would you get?"
It was nice talking to you all, and i will see you in my next post <3

May 21, 2014

Berry and Gold Sandals

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Last week i talked about sandals and did a whole post about it called, "Sandal Weather". (to get you all ready for summer of course) In that post i also told you all a little story about my shoe size and how i buy a pair of sandals from Torrid every year. Well here is my pair of sandals for this year!

I bought these sandals on during there winter sale last year. At he time it was definitely not sandal weather and i would have no place to wear them too... (so i decided to save them in my closet). Months have went by and like any girl i forgot they were even there. But since i have been cleaning out my closet to move, these lovely baby's have seen day light again.

So my question to you is, "What sandals are you going to be wearing this summer?" Leave your answer in the comment section and also used hash tag #TLKwithCort to ask me anything <3

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May 19, 2014

Blazing Hot

Top: Hollister | Shorts: Forever21+ | Shoes: Dr. Jays (Apple Bottoms) | Sunglasses: Target

My weekend has been very busy. I did some pre-filming for my YouTube channel to get a head for moving and i went though all my things, to though away any unwanted junk. But nether the less the weekend was beautiful and cooler compared to Friday, when i took these pictures at 90 degrees.
 I am not one to wear shorts but as i have gotten to this age, i realize it don't matter, my legs are mine and there is no need to hide them from the world. I will be doing a post on self confidence from my experience.
 I hope you all are doing well and had a great weekend. Remember to use the hashtag #TLKwihCort to ask me any questions, you may have.

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photos by Eric & I

May 14, 2014

Ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag

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Products in Bag:
  1. Avene Thermal Spring Water (for sensitive skin)
  2. Hey Honey take it off (peel off mask)
  3. Pacifica eyeshadow duo (item: duo 1)
  4. Hang Ten 50 Classic Sport Sunscreen
  5. Eva-nyc Therapy Session Hair Mask
This is my Ipsy Glam Bag for May 2014. If you would like to join Ipsy here is a link to sign up (here) ! If you would like a review on any of these products, let me know in the comment section below :)

May 12, 2014

Sandal Weather

{Torrid sandal from 2-3 years ago ft. here}
Hello Friends! 
The weather is getting warmer and those summer clothes are being pulled out again. But if you are like me, you might need some new sandals. Every summer i get a new pair or more of sandals; only because i wear them to death. But sandal shopping (or shoe shopping in general) can be really difficult for me. See, i wear a size 11/12 (US SIZE), that for a girl is a really big foot and stores don't tend to carry my size all that often. But things have took a change! Back in 2006 a lovely store called Torrid moved into town. They didn't just carry the size clothing i needed but they also sold shoes... Shoes in the size and width i needed. YESSS! So my secret is out! I wear a size 11/12 and a buy a pair of Torrid Sandals every year. 
So the meaning behind this rambling short story is, if you have bigger feet don't feel like you have to just settle for anything in your size. Make sure you look around and find pair you really truly love. Here are six sandal picks from i really like. I hope this post helped you in any way, shape or form and i will see you all in my next post :)
{Luv Ya}
  1. Leopard T-Strap  $29.50
  2. Studded Leopard Gladiator $34.50
  3. Leopard Strap & Metallic Braid $32.50
  4. Rhinestone T-Strap $32.50
  5. NYLA Skull T-Strap $55.50
  6. NYLA Spiked Strappy Metallic $37.98

*This is not a sponsored post nor am i affiliated at this time

May 9, 2014

#FlashbackFriday 2012

Happy Friday Friends! 
Since today is Friday and the most famous hash tag for this day is #FlashbackFriday, I decided to do the same for this post. We are going to taking a trip back to 2012! This is the year i first started blogging, on here. I picked six Outfit post i liked and six beauty post. If you are new to my blog, you might have never seen these post. Therefore i am very happy to bring them back to the light.
Also the weekend is almost here, what are you going to do? I am going to clean my room (because its a disaster), film some videos and get missing blog photos back up. 



May 7, 2014


I am freakin Loving with this new video by Gabi, Nadia and Tess. It bring such a positive message to the plus size world and even to people feeling down about how hey look. 
I had to share this video with you because hate is something i have been dealing with for a very long time. I have been plus size (or bigger than my peers) since middle school (even though i stood 5'7-5'9 then). I would always be talked about and teased, from the other kids, parents and teachers. (If you would like to know more i can do a whole blog post about it). 
Anyways i hope you all enjoyed this video. Here is a link to Gabi's page, where you can read the meaning and story behind this video along with the other girls.

May 6, 2014

Complete Cort

Top: H&M | Cardigan: Forever21+ | Jeans: Forever21+ | Shoes: Dr. Jays | Earrings: Forever21 | Necklace: | Lipstick:Victoria's Secret Heidi Klum "Exotic Spice" (was limited edition)

Today has been what i call "filming day" and filming day is when i dedicate my whole day to filming and editing videos for my YouTube channel. Make sure to go over there and subscribe! I do put up three videos per week :)
If you seen the post before this one, you would have seen "What Cortney Loves". This is me! I love to keep it basic and simple and spice up any outfit with jewelry. A great fitting cardigan should be in every ones wardrobe. I particularly like to get mine from forever21 plus size section. I find them to be very soft and well fitting. So this is what i wore today.

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May 5, 2014

What Cortney Loves

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Hello my lovely friends! I thought i would put together a little collage of everything i love. Like this is literally me in a nut shell and viewing this Blog i know you can tell. So lets get into everything i love and in the comment section below, tell me everything you love.

1. Starbucks Drinks:
When it comes to Starbucks drinks, i am a cold drink person. That being said, there is really only three drinks i am most likely order at Starbucks and they are... Green Tea Frappuccino, White Chocolate Frappuccino and Passion Tea.

2. Nike Dunk Sky High
I am more of a sneaker person than a high heel person. So to look more dressed up and put together, I go for these wedge sneakers. (i would really wear these to a business meeting) These are the best thing ever invented. I do recommend the Nike version because they feel good on your feet standing, for long periods of time.
3. MAC Rebel Lipstick
This is my DIVA lip color and i really feel like a BOSS wearing it. A lot of the times i will put this lipstick on, through on my aviators, grab my purse and keys and head out the door. They are perfect for those non makeup days. PS: I have done this in a couple of blog post ;)

4. Aviator Sunglasses
In topic number three i kind of touched on this love, But there is more to talk about. This is one of the only sunglasses styles i have found that really works, with my big face. I think that is why i have 3 pairs that kind of looks the same. PS: I really want Ray Ban ones

5. Nude by Rihanna
This perfume is everything you would need. It smells kind of fruity and light floral and powdery. I wear this every time i go out. So i would say this is a daytime smell. i really need like 10 backups!
Here is a link to read more about the smell and notes.

6. Gold Door Knockers Earrings
My all time favorite kind of earrings. These earrings are a staple and if they are a style you like always buy backups. I know Forever21 sells them for like really cheap, so check that out. PS: I am looking for a Gold Name necklace but i don't know were to go or who to trust!

7. Hello Kitty
This little Kitty has been my love since i was a kid. I always had to have everything hello kitty. But don't get me wrong i love the gang too. When i moved i had to let go of a lot of my hello kitty collection. So i will be trying to build that up again.

8. Striped clothing
I am obsessed with striped clothing. I have striped cardigans, shirts and even jeans. For some reason i love the way stripes look on me. PS: I stick to dark colored stripes though and the cardigan in the picture above is my all time fave.

9. Damask Print
This is my favorite all time print for furniture and decorations. I love its detailed simplicity.

10. Gold Chained bags
I wanted this bag ever since i seen the classic Chanel bag as a kid. But i still cant afforded the real thing, so i buy look a likes. They are my all time fave style and if i ever get a change to design my own, you guys will know some aspect of it already.

11. Kiss Nails
I have really short nails and i cant be going to the nail salon everything i need fresh nails. So my love are these Kiss 100 Full Cover Nails in Active Square med. length. I have been using this brand since i was in high school and have even tried the toe nail one.

12. Victoria Secret Love Spell spray
This was my signature scent for YEARS!I started wearing this in 8th grade/freshman year and it smelt good and stuck with me tell this day.

May 4, 2014

e.l.f. Essential EX-tra Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Hello my friends!
 This is a review for the e.l.f. Essential EX-tra Lip Glosses. I do own all six lip glosses, as you will see in this review. These lip glosses do go for $2USD each. Therefor i hope you enjoy my thoughts and opinion.
Names of lip glosses:
If you would like to purchase any of these colors click here

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*This is not a sponsored post and any reviews are my own honest opinion

May 2, 2014

Top Three

{Trubbles G and I chilling in the sun}

This past week has been the best in a minute. Last week on Thursday my sister and i visited my mother and dog brother Keoa. (you can watch the Vlog here) I haven't seen my mom in like a year which sounds kind of crazy but true. But we did have a blast together. Speaking about seeing my mom, have you planned what you are going to do for Mothers Day? If you need help, i created a Mothers Day Gift Guide. Anyways i hope you all have a fantastic weekend and i will see you this weekend for a beauty review. I love you all! ♥♥♥

{IN-N-OUT Burger Lunch}

{My dog brother Keao}

May 1, 2014

The Beauty Scenario TAG

The Questions:

1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which 'do it all' palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

7. Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the product you really hope is safe?

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven't noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

I TAG all of you! ♥♥♥