FashionShyChild : January 2015

January 30, 2015

Zenwise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins

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Back in the beginning of December i was sent these vitamins for review. It was completely the perfect timing to have even gotten a chance to review something like this. Since at the time i was going through hair fall out caused by stress. I haven't mentioned/talked about it on this page or even on social media, because it something know one ever wants to talk about or even think about for that matter. 

When i received these pills i was super excited to test out something that might actually work. The only think is, these are in a capsule form and i am horrible at swallowing pills like these. So the way i take them is, after dinner i will take two pills out of the bottle, put some water in a glass and then open both capsules and pour the powder into the water and then drink that. For some people this might be too extreme but for a person like me who cant swallow pills like this, it really works and i still get the medicine.

Lets move onto what i have notice when the Zinwise Lab hair growth. The first thing right off the bat is that you will not notice hair growth super fast. I did see hair growth two weeks after in the spots that had hair fall out and that's exciting. It grew back thicker to the point now (at the end off the bottle) you can't see the two spots anymore. But if you are a person who wants to see results fast, my finger nails have grown and i think that is the fastest results you will ever see.

So, what's in the product!? Zenwise lab hair growth vitamins do contain 27 ingredients with the main one being 500mcg Biotin. I always stress out in review to always read the ingredients before taking anything because we all have our own different reactions/allergies. But besides that i highly recommend giving this product a try, it is only a 30 day supply so you really cant go wrong. If you would like to purchase these hair growth vitamins here is a link to there amazon shop.{Zenwise Labs} Also if you have any other questions about the product make sure to leave them in the comment section below and i will answer them to the best of my ability.

January 29, 2015

5 Workout Videos I Love

With the busy lives we live now a days, getting to the gym is just not the answer or in my case never the answer. I personally dislike the gym from past experiences i have had, so working out at home or around the neighborhood is the answer for me. If you fill the same way i do just from those two statements, here are my five favorite workout videos so far that you can also workout too. I promise you will have fun and feel motivated to work out just after trying these five videos.
PS: What videos do you already love to workout too?
*Remember to us #FashionshychildHealth for more tips and motivation

Videos are from Youtube

January 26, 2015

Ask Me Your Questions?


Hello my friends!
I will be filming a #TLKwithCort video on Friday January 30th. So if you have Any questions for me please leave them in the comment section below or on social media via Twitter,Facebook or Instagram with the #TLKwithCort
I cant wait to answer any questions you may have for me...see you soon!


Quote Monday

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.  
-Dr. Seuss

January 21, 2015

My Namefully Acrylic Monogram Necklace Review

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At the very end of December i was granted the opportunity to test out a monogram necklace. I have never own one of these before and i always wanted to get one,but i never new if i could fully trust any site online. That's why when getting this opportunity i didn't just want to know if the product was good quality, i wanted to know if my readers would be safe shopping/ordering from the site. 
That being said this review will cover these key topics: Packaging, Product Review with Pros & Cons, and My Final Thoughts...So lets get started!

Packaging: I received my item in a mailer (I'm pretty sure it was cushioned) and inside that mailer was a small mesh jewelry bags. So everything was packaged nicely and the necklace was neat on a thin cardboard card. I do have to say there was Israel mailing stickers on the packaging. I'm guessing it was from there in some way.

Product Review: The acrylic monogram circle cut out part on mine says, "CVP" and those are my initials. I have notice in the past that the letters C and P can sometime look like G and R and that is not the case at all here. The lettering in nice,crisp and legible without looking like what it shouldn't be. The color i wanted for mine was black and that is what i got, just a true black. When it comes to the chain affordable or not i usually always have a problem with the latch. But with this one its so different, i can fast and easily put the necklace on by myself and take it off without doing all of the moving of the chain or having to try some many times. I also cant complain about storage and keeping the product nice because the product came with a nice mesh jewelry bag. But if i do get lazy and not put it back, i have never had a problem with color changing of the chain/necklace getting tangled. So that is a huge plus for everyone! Last but not least is shipping and with this they did ship via USPS and i don't mind that but do expect your purchase to take about 2 weeks to get to you. I don't know if that is because of the holidays (Christmas and New Years) in the way or if this is just the normal time, So please take that into consideration when placing an order.

Pros- great quality, nicely packaging, legible lettering, easy to put on chain, great pricing

Cons- slow shipping (if it is coming from Israel at some point then i understand)

My Final Thoughts: They're so many positives i can see/state that i say go a head and make a purchase. If your making a gift purchase do plan out the 2 weeks it may take to get to you to be on the safe side and you will be fine. I have been wearing this necklace everyday since receiving it and have not had a problem yet... So i would say it is FashionShyChild approved!
*Here is the link to purchage the Acrylic Monogram Necklace

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January 20, 2015

20 Random Things About Me


1. When a song gets stuck in my head i randomly sing it and even come up with alternative versions for it.
2. Making Spotify my favorite music app
3. Is the age of FashionShyChild this year
4. A lot of people mistake me for being a teenager
5. If i could go back and do over one grade level it would have to be Pre-K, best time of my life!
6. I'm such of a procrastinator 
7. I'm also not really organized, so everything i own has to have a specific home or it will get lost.
8. I'm obsessed with Disney
9. If i could be a princess i would have to be a mixture of Pocahontas, Jasmine & Tiana
10. I have had prescription eyeglasses since i was a kid
11. Even though i love to wear frames without lenses
12. is the number of piercings i have
13. I have oily skin when it comes to my face and dry skin when it comes to my body
14. If your into astrology I'm a Leo (July 24th) with a Pisces rising and a Virgo moon.
15. I enjoy being by myself
16. I'm a nail bitter when i get nervous
17. Iv started the low carb diet
18. Aloe vera juice with pulp is my new favorite
19. I crave salt more than sugar
20. Im plus size

January 19, 2015

Quote Monday

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2015

Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Dye Experience

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This was my first time coloring my hair so of course i was kinda nervous. But after using this hair dye i think I'm in love, It didn't dry out my hair and it looks still healthy, The only thing that i wish was better was my color result. I wanted a nice auburn color and i only got a tint kind off. I think my hair is too dark for this or something. But i will give it another try in a couple of weeks!

Hair color seen better here:

January 15, 2015

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

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*This product was received for free for review purposes only!

If you have been reading my blog for a while now or have ever seen any of my YouTube video, you would have notice i really love face masks and i use them religiously. In my December favorites (shown here) I mentioned that the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask was one of my favorites of the month and there are great reasons why. 
In this review i will be covering these key topic: Product Review, Pros & Cons and My final thoughts. So lets get started!
Product Review: When receiving this product and opening up the tub you will notice that the mud mask is filled up, so there is no shortage of mask. This mask is also different in feeling and smell than any other mask i have ever used. It has the consistency of jello when shaking it in the tub but doesn't move and when you touch it, it feels like wet mud for the ocean. The smell is none existent, so if your sensitive to smell this factor would be in your favor.
When i apply this mask i make sure my face is freshly washed first, than i apply the mud mask. You will notice that this dead sea mud mask is kinda cold and goes on kinda sheer. But that being said a little bit of it goes a really long ways. I do keep my mask on for the 10-15 min. like it states on the packaging and ONLY us it one time a week. When its time to wash off the product you will need to use warm water and move in circular motions to get it off. if you kept the mask on longer than the 15 min. you might have a little bit more of a hard time removing it, but once you do make sure to moisturize your face after because this product does tend to dry out your face. Other than that your face will look more healthy and smooth. There is also a bonus to this product and that is you can use it on your body. I personally like to use it on my legs a day after shaving because it makes it more smooth.

Pros- light feeling, no smell, leaves glowing healthier skin

Cons- can only use once a week, 

My Final Thoughts: I love this product and its true love! Out of all the mask that i use/own this is the only mask i have been reaching for and actually using. Therefore this product is FashionShyChild approved! 

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January 12, 2015

So Many Bees

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Jacket: Forever21 | Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Forever21 | Flats: Coach | Sunglasses: Target | Necklace: c/o
Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was kind of boring really, due to the fact of me obsessively looking into the low carb lifestyle/diet. But i had lots of fun doing that! I got dress though, and actually looked nice both of the days. So yeah, that was that! LOL
Anyways this outfit is perfect for the weather we have been having here in the valley. Since it has been somewhat windy and cold...aka don't let the sun fool you! The necklace i am wearing was given to me for review from It just has my initials on it and that review will be up next week.

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photos by Eric

Quote Monday

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

January 9, 2015

Top Three

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{Dyed my hair Auburn Brown}

I thought this first week of the year was going to be a struggle just like the end of December was. But it was actually a pretty good week. I dyed my hair a new color for change, my bloom planner came in the mail and we we even had a birthday party for Eric. So to me that's a great start to a year! This weekend I'm planning on getting a tad bit more organized and even film some videos for my YouTube channel. Remember you can always follow me on Twitter to know whats going on throughout the day. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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{Using a Bloom 2015 daily planner this year}

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{Drew a Nintendo Goomba to remind myself when times get hard i need to conquer it}

January 8, 2015

Microbeads & The Environment

Looking though my E-mails i was sent an article about microbeads entitled, "Moving Away from Microbeads". I was intrigued to read it because i didn't understand what the big deal was. I have hard of microbeads before, usually in my face washes or toothpaste but i never thought they did any harm but pop and disappear. But this article brought a whole new light to the world of microbeads and how they are really harmful to the environment and to you!
Did you know that these little beads were made out of plastic? Or when washing your face to hard can lead to you tearing it and causing an infection? How about when your done washing your face and these little things go down the drain! They don't pop and disappear like i thought. They actually go into the ocean victimizing fish and other water animals that might mistake them for food.
But don't feel to bad, i am a sucker of buying microbead products too! The best part is now we all know the truth and the real harm, to lead us to making a switch and maybe even tring something natural.

Would You Try This Look?

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"The Outfit"
Jacket: Rag & Bone 'Apline'
Shirt: Wolf Muscle Tank 
Pants: Acne Studios Stretch-Leather Skinny
Shoes: Black Suede Ankle Booties
Hat: Wide Brim Wool Fedora
Necklace: J. Crew Spikey Cluster Pendant

January 7, 2015

December 2014 Favorites & A Fail

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask
Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Acne Hater Deep Scrub
Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Spot Zinger
Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Swirled Mattifier
Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Conditioner
Pantene Pro-V Serum
Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo
Lipton Pure Green Tea Teabags
Celestial Seasons lemon Zinger Teabags
Viloe Aloe drink in Guava
Viloe Aloe drink in Pineapple
Nintendo Game Cube The Legend of Zelda Four sword Adventures
FoxBrim Total Hair Repair Oil
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- Cort

Cortney's Fitness Letter

The major food holidays are finally over with and a New Year has rolled in. Its now time to get back on track with the weight your so dearly want to loose or the health you would like to be at. 
You are not alone in this health journey, we are doing this together... i am your fitness partner and friend! 
If you follow me on any social media sites, you might have see this hash tag "#FashionshychildHealth". This is the tag you will use to stay in contact with me for support. I also cant wait to share what i have been doing and the helpful tools i have found along the way.
In tell next time stay healthy and happy, and i will see you on social media :)

Sincerely, Cortney P.

January 5, 2015

Am I Wrong

Sweater: Forever21 | Top: Hot Topic (similar) | Jeans: Target | Shoes: |
Frames: AJ Morgan

I initially started my blog as a fuck you to the Fashion Design classes i took that never understood my vision, passion and personality. But after blogging for a while. i feel like i was falling into something that wasn't me...The stereotypical fashion/beauty blogger! I started to loose passion and second, third and fourth guessing myself on what post to put up and if i should even mention or share something personal. So i called the quits! The quits of fitting my worst enemy...myself.
One of my 2015 resolutions/goals is to "Take More Risks"...and that is what I'm going to do. There will be blog post up Monday-Friday sharing everything i truly love and i hope you can see my vision, passion and personality the way i intended you too. But if you think I'm doing this wrong, i don't want to be right!

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photos by Eric

Quote Monday

Happiness comes from walking the beautiful thin line between knowing that you will never be fully satisfied on this planet, and always striving for more...

January 3, 2015

Foxbrim Total Hair Repair Oil Review

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If you have been following my blog for a while now, you may know that i have been trying to find and test out products that will work for my dry damaged hair. It has been a long process, through trial and error but i have still not given up on finding products that work for me. Back in the beginning of December i was given the opportunity to try out a Total Hair Repair Oil from Foxbrim and ever since receiving it i have been testing it out every other week. Now that a month has past, i feel like i have enough information to tell you my final thoughts and feelings. Therefor in this review i will be covering these points: Packaging, Product Review with (Pros & Cons) and My Final Thoughts...So lets get started!
Packaging: This product comes in a glass bottle with a push pump...That i love! It also have a really cute and eye catching logo, the fox is too cute.
Product Review: The hair oil comes with a pump, so its really easy to get product into your hands when you need it. The way i like to us it is pumping 2-3 pumps into my hand and working it into my hair starting with my ends. If I'm going to wash my hair that night/day i will keep the product in my hair for 10 min and than wash it out using the shampoo and conditioner i am using at the moment. A couple of time i have put the same 2-3 pumps into my hair and let it set in there all day and washed it out the next day but while doing that i did notice my scalp would itch a lot and it would become very uncomfortable,,, even though my hair would look very healthy and stay straight. So if your are allergic or hand anything mess with your scalp before i would really suggest you read the ingredients. If you are wondering how this product smells, in my opinion it smells like a cooking oil or a virgin olive oil that goes away once in your hair. I suggest when your starting out with this product to only do one pump and than work your way up if you need any more. This hair repair oil is not tested on animals and it made right here in the U.S.A.
Pros- moisturizes, helps hair look Healthier, 
Cons- makes my scalp itch really bad
My Final Thoughts: If your willing to try this product out i highly suggest reading the ingredients first to see if your allergic to anything or know an ingredients that doesn't work for your scalp. Because the way my scalp felt/itched after just having this product in for not that long isn't cool. For a 10 min treatments its okay but i do have say... its not my favorite!
If you would like to purchase Foxbrim Total Hair Repair oil you can find it... Here