FashionShyChild : October 2014

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

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I have really enjoyed Halloween Takeover and its all because of you all. You all have showed me so much love over these past few days via social media and i cant that you enough. But don't worry the fun hasn't ended yet! I will be on Instagram & Twitter all day. So i wish you all have a wonderful Halloween and remember to stay safe. 

Cortney Patterson

October 30, 2014

Halloween Takeover: Party Food

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This time of year is my ultimate favorite. I love everything fall/seasonal and Halloween never disappoints. But after figuring out what your going to be and finding all of the pieces, you tend to forget about the treats. So today i am bringing you my favorite ideas i put together on a Pinterest board, but if that isn't enough here goes a link to last years post :)

Follow Cortney's board Halloween Treats on Pinterest.

October 29, 2014

Halloween Takeover: The Halloween Tag

10 Movies To Get You into the Halloween Spirit:
I Tag YOU!

October 28, 2014

Halloween Takeover: Valfre Girl

NYX Eyeshadow Base
E.L.F. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Lord & Berry #1001 Black Silk eyeliner
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Loreal Paris carbon black Telescopic liquid eyeliner
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Summertime
NYX Blush in Rose Garden
Pacifica natural minerals eye pencil in Gun Metal
NYX Lip Liner in 856 Sand Pink
Rimmel London Kate in 103
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Photos by Eric

October 27, 2014

Halloween Takeover: Voodoo Doll

Hello, fellow shy children! This is the first day of Halloween Takeover. A little mini series I'm starting this year that will feature Halloween makeup tutorials, would you try this look, Pinterest inspiration and more. So check back everyday tell October 31, for the spooky and mysterious post I'm about to share with you.

Hello little girl setting against the wall... This is my Voodoo Doll look i decided to create for you all. I wanted to start Halloween Takeover with this look because you don't need to have any makeup experience to recreate this look. Even though it can look a bit complex. I am going to walk you though the steps right now and if you are allergic to face paint don't worry, none was used in the creation of this look.
Lets get started!

1. Start of with a nice clean and moisturized face. I used Adovia moisturizing day cream and i highly recommend it because it can also work as your face primer. I also took e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator and exfoliated my lips, than applied eos lip balm in Mint. 
2. Apply a foundation in a shade lighter than your skin tone. For me that's Maybelline FITme in 350 and use e.l.f. Powder brush to apply it. (If you like you can skip this step all in one)
3. Now add light under your eyes by applying a lighter concealer. I decided to go with Sheer Cover Duo concealer in Light/Medium and use e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush to apply it. Now make sure everything is set with a light powder like Revlon's Nearly Naked in 040 Medium/Deep.
4. Take NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone and apply it all over your eye lids and even under your eyes.

5. Using Loreal Paris Project Runway Limited Edition Quad in 416 The Queen's Gaze and Crown brush C476 Crease/Shadow brush, apply the gun medal color all over the eyelids/crease and under your bottom lid.
6. Using the same Quad and brush pick up the dark smoked purple color and so the exact same thing.
7. Now take e.l.f. single eyeshadow in Charcoal and with the same shadow brush apple the charcoal color the same way. We are done with shadows now!
8. but we still have to finish the eyes so Loreal Paris carbon black telescopic liquid eyeliner is for your top last line and NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk is for your bottom water line.

9. Apply false eyelashes, i used Sonia Kashuk ones that look pretty natural and used Duo eyelash adhesive in Dark. Than finish off with your favorite mascara for the top and bottom lashes {Urban Decay perversion and They're Real by Benefit}.
10. Your eyebrows need to be unnaturally dark, so i used a black eyeliner in Lord & Berry and than i used e.l.f. Eyebrow lifter to sharpen the arch up. For blush i went with Kleancolor Ms. Chick in Gypsy and used e.l.f. blush brush to apply it.
11. For lips i wanted to go with a red so i used e.l.f. Long wear Lip Liner in Bitter and lined/filled my lips. Urban Decays Revolution lipstick in color 69 topped it off.
12. This is the last step and its the stitch work. You can get really creative with this step because not every voodoo doll is the same. I used L.A. Colors eyeliner duo pencil in black (the jumbo one) and stitched myself up. Once you finish you might notice you will need some highlight done or bronzer.


October 24, 2014

Degree #DoMore with MOTIONSense Review

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For a month now i have been testing out the Degree Motionsense deodorant in Fresh Energy invisible solid. Iv even did an un-boxing video over on YouTube channel. I feel like i have a good feeling now on my pros and cons, so its time that i share them with you.
  I will be covering these Points: Packaging, Product Review (with Pros & Cons) and My Final Thoughts. So lets get started. :) 
Packaging: The packaging is nice. It has a stand out logo and name with a great shape to the over all tube.
Product Review: Like i said in the beginning i have been using this product for a month now. The first thing i noticed right out the box was its nice packaging and logo description. But if you look a little closer and longer you will read/see it has anti-perspirant. But don't get me wrong i do used deodorants that have that in them, but if you look at the back of the packaging you will see that this has 19.2% and probably the only reason why this product can hold up to 48 hours. I even took a shower after wearing it all day and i can still feel like the product is working. (that kind of scares me) But on the other hand I'm not a huge sweater under my arm, so this product is a bit to strong for me. If your wonder about the scent, mine is in Fresh Energy and to me it smells like a tropical escape.
Pros- Great smell, holds smell and sweat, standout packaging
Cons- 19.2% Aluminum, really gets into pores, flakes
My Final Thoughts: After testing this deodorant out i will not be repurchasing it. I feel like its not meant for me and the 19.2% Aluminum really is a lot. But if your the type of person who cant find a deodorant that works for your under arm this would be a great product for you. Also if you are a guy and you don't mind the tropical escape smell of powder this is strong enough to hold up for you too.

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

October 20, 2014

Scarf Me Over

Growing up i wasn't a scarf person at all and i didn't live in a climate that i would actually need to wear one. But now that i am in my twenties, i have found a true love for scarves and i feel a lot of people can relate. I think the presentation of a scarf and the style aspect of a scarf realistically comes with age. Although i have found somewhat of a desire to wear scarfs, i am still picky on what type of scarf i decide wear. I still cant stand chunky scarf, i feel like they are chocking me and it just gets way too hot. But my perspective might change in 20 years time.
For this reason, i decided to put together a few scarves i have been loving online for fall. I would also like to know your feelings about scarves and what scarf down below is your favorite?

scarf me over

H M green scarve
$11 -

Evening shawl

Topshop scarve

Forever 21 scarve

Sweet Plumage Loop

photos of me by Eric

10 Movies To Get You into the Halloween Spirit

Halloween is about a week and a half away and if you haven't gotten into the Halloween spirit its about time you do. Therefor i put together a list of 10 spooky/fun movies i love (in no particular order) That you could watch leading up to Halloween day. 
If there is a movie not on this list and you think i should watch it, leave the title in the comments section below and i will see you in my next post my fellow shy children <3

1. The Addams Family

 2. Casper

3. Hocus Pocus

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street

5.Hotel Transylvania

6. Children of the Corn

7. Monster House

8. Pet Sematary
9. The Shining

10. Beetlejuice

October 19, 2014

Get Ready with Me: Fall Inspired

Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream Review:

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Adovia mineral skin care (moisturizing day cream)
e.l.f. Complete coverage concealer in Dark
NYX eyeshadow base in 03 Skin tone
Urban Decay Naked Palette
*Dark Horse
Loreal Paris Carbon black telescopic liquid eyeliner
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
e.l.f. eyebrow lifter & filler
Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder 040 medium/deep
MAC studio fix in NW48 Powder
Hard Candy so baked bronzer 130 tropics
Wet n Wild coloricon 832E Heather Silk Blush
Wet n Wild coloricon 711 Chestnut
Studio Gear complete color in Whisper
e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush
Crown Brush C476 crease/shadow
e.l.f. Powder Brush
e.l.f. Blush Brush


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October 16, 2014

Destination Style

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Hey fellow shy children!
This post is going to be kind of different topic wise, than i usually cover. But i have been challenged! The lovely people over at has challenged me to style an ultra chic wedding dress and since i never refuse a challenge, i had to accept it.
I do have to state that i have never been married or engaged and i bow down to everyone who has went through the process of picking the perfect dress. So lets get started!
This Destination wedding takes place on the beautiful island of Bora Bora. I decided to go with Davids Bridal allover beaded lace gown with an empire waist. Manly because i wanted a dress with no sleeves or straps but still gave me a figure friendly shape. The all over beading was a plus because it gives the dress character and also helps with minimizing jewelry. I can also picture the bead work glistening when the sun hits it. (or maybe i have been watching to much Disney)
I do have to say that the destination i picked really did influenced my dress picking because of the wedding being on an island. But this dress can be really functional in other settings as well. So basically its just a really great style, all around. 
With this dress i did pair it with three other key parts. So the shoes are Menbur Bow Pumps that i could have went a little more simple with but my intake on it is after the exchange of vows, your going to need a nice pears of shoes when your dancing and socializing with family and friends. So that's killing two birds with one stone... winning! 
The next piece is the head piece and i deiced to go with a huge flower, instead of a Vail or crown. To me the flower works great with the setting and the elegance of the white dress. 
The last but not least part to this outfit is the accessory. I had to go with a bright statement necklace and the solarium bib necklace was perfect! Its earth toned and it fits the tone of a island setting.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and thank you for the challenge.

Freeman Beauty Face Mask Review & Demo

Morning & Night Skin Care Routine:
Freeman Beauty Haul (unboxing):

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October 14, 2014

Products That Need More Love: Lip Sticks

I'm always going through my makeup collection; to film videos for you all over on my YouTube channel or just to do my face for the day. But sometimes items can get unused or just plain old forgotten about, especially in a makeup collection like mine. So i decided to start a new series only on here called Products That Need More Love. I will cover each section of my makeup collection to share with you all and myself, beauty products i need to used more.
Therefor in this segment we will be covering Lip Sticks! My lip products drawer is a freaking disaster and i am highly not surprised to find lipsticks that get no love. So lets go through the top contenders!

Butter Gloss 

Wet n Wild 
Think Pink

Revlon Colorburst

Bare Minerals
Marvelous Moxie
Get Ready

Rimmel London Moisture Renew
Rose Passion

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable 

Studio Gear
Complete Color

Urban Decay

Pop Beauty
Fuchsia Freesia

Pop Beauty
Pouty Pop Crayon
Coral Crush

The Gang!

October 10, 2014

New Desk With Inspiration

{from my Instagram
Last Friday we decided to go to a few thrift stores, basically to get out the house and look around. I had no intentions of finding a desk at the thrift stores or even paying for one. But i ended up lucky this day! The very last thrift store we visited had a desk, setting outside with other furniture. When i went to go look at it, there was no price tag and it was the only piece of furniture that didn't have a tag on it. So when i asked the lady at the register what the price was, she had to find out too. I was even told that all furniture would be marked 50% off if i decided to buy. So basically i found a desk that was basically a still for $10.
So now that you know about my new desk, your probably wondering how i am going to decorate/organize it to suit my blogging need. Well i have you covered! Looking at the picture you can see that i kind of have a lot of the basics, since i have been blogging for almost 3 years now. But every blogger needs more and here are some of the things i would like to have for my new work space.

desk list
  1. Raspberry Many Thanks Note Cards
  2. Silk Sunflower Bush in Yellow Gold
  3. Wall Pops White Organization Set
  4. Mirrored Jewelry Tray
  5. Round Wire Mesh Wastebasket 
  6. Skullcandy knockout Headphones
  7. Bella Sugar Rush Candle
  8. Marilyn Monroe Color Lips Painting
  9. Pilot G-2 Retractable Gel-Ink Pens
I hope this desk wish list helped you out. But i know first hand seeing ideas in perspective is even better. That is where Pinterest comes into the picture. Anytime i need inspiration or a new idea on using something old Pinterest is my go to spot. If you check out my pen board you will see that i have quite a few different categories to choose from. But for this particular post you are going to need my Office ideas section. (I will have it down below) So make sure you follow me and leave me a message, so i can check out your office or desk pin board :)

Follow Cortney's board Office Ideas on Pinterest.

October 7, 2014

Free Month of Le Tote

Hey fellow Shy Children!
Today i am bringing you amazing news. The Netflix of fashion also known as Le Tote is currently offering you one whole month Free, when you sign up for a subscription. 
Le Tote offers clothing and accessory pieces of great quality for an amazing price. You can pick from brands like BCBGeneration, Eight Sixty, French Connection and House of Harlow 1960 to name a few. There are two subscription packages you can also pick from. One being a Jewelry box for $19 a month and the other bring a Boutique Box for $49 a month...that includes free shipping both ways.
I hope you all take advantage of this amazing offer. I have even put together my top picks down below... Enjoy!

Le tote
From (L-R)
  1. Under Skies Paulette Pullover Sweater
  2. Flying Tomato Naya Navajo Shawl Cardigan 
  3. Dex Paulie Cardigan 
  4. J Luxe Raka Statement Necklace 
  5. French Connection Jayne Tee 
  6. Bronx Link Necklace 
  7. Adia K Tassle Necklace
  8. Blue Pacific Fashion French Flower Scarf
  9. Noir Luxe Spike Drop Earrings

    Also remember i have a promo code for 15% off: CORTNEY15

October 6, 2014

Striped Beanie Kid

Blazer: Torrid | Tank: Forever21+ | Jeans: Forever21+ | Shoes: (apple bottoms) | Hat: Forever21 (similar) | Sunglasses: Garage Sale Find | Earrings: | Necklace: Avon | Bracelets: Aldo | Watch: Target | Lipstick: Rimmel London lasting finish 124 Bordeaux
Happy Monday! My weekend was so low key it was amazing. On Friday i was lucky enough to find an office desk at a local thrift store. Which i was extremely happy because i have been blogging from my bed for the longest time now. So this desk was a big come up, that was all so needed. Saturday i spent organizing both rooms and getting everything in my head jotted down and Sunday I took these lovely pictures with my tripod. (no help because i was suppose to go fishing with the family)
How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting!?

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