FashionShyChild : August 2015

August 31, 2015

Forever Ripped

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Top: c/o | Shorts: forever21 | Shoes: Target | Purse: Forever21 | Sunglasses: Target
These have to be my most favorite pair of shorts. They are so comfortable and edgy, I just can't handle giving them away. Yes, they are ripped to the extreme but I think it gives them character and most importantly tell a story, a story one can only dream about... Kinda like, "The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants"... But different because this story is mine and my travels and adventures. This isn't the first time you have seen them, you actually have seen them multiple time and every time they appeared, a new chapter was written.
PS: Do you have a clothing item that tells a store?

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photos by Eric

August 27, 2015

Weekly Weigh In #2: Baby Steps

Hey Fitness Pals!
This week for me has had so many changes for my mental health and emotions and the way I react to situation all from one simple change... The time i wake up. If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen/read me talking bout my new schedule of waking up at 3:50 am Monday-Friday. It's really not a decision I made because let's be completely honest I work from home, so there is really no need to be up that early! But my boyfriend started a new job that he has to be at by 5 am, so me getting up early is more of a supportive thing and  it really helps me in a way by getting things done on time.
I mentioned all of this because it relates to my sleeping/eating habits. I'm the type of person that can't just bounce up in the morning and have breakfast. I have never been a morning eater because it really makes my stomach hurts and I'm just not about that life. So I wait like 2-3 hours to eat. But when it does come time to eat, I'm not really hungry due to the fact of me being tired. So to make a confusing/long thing short I have been eating way less and not eating after 4pm.  This is way to new for me, but I'm getting use to it... Baby steps, baby steps! 
 It's also helping me have more Mind over matter, meaning I'm really thinking about what I'm doing and not having my tummy control my mind... I'm the boss!
To get into the weigh in last week I weighed 263 lbs and today I weigh in at 261.2 lbs ... So I lost 1.8 lbs. Last week I also told you all that it would be nice to get to 260 or less because I really want to be out of the 60's. I was really close to making it, I think. So by the time next weigh in come around aka next week, I should accomplish it.
Anyways, I will see you next Weigh In.
- XO Cortney
PS: I would like to know how is your weight loss or healthy new habits going?

August 26, 2015

Would You Try This Look?

would you try this look? zoë kravitz

Hat: Slouchy Beanie Slouch Skull hat
Sunglasses: RAY-BAN RB 3447JM 171 50mm
Jacket: Pu Leather Zipper Biker
Shirt: Casual Style Single mini Pocket
Skirt: lucy Paris Seeing Spots Maxi
Shoes: Steve Madden Amandaa
Bag: Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Pebbled

August 25, 2015

Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Scale and App Review

I got this product for free in exchange for a review, but like always all opinions are 100 % my own.

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Hey Friends!
Fitness and Health has become something big here on FashionShyChild. I share my goals, story's and even products that work and help me out. 
With In this month I have even started sharing my weight loss with a weekly weigh in. I told you all I received a scale on Twitter and Snapchat but if you don't follow me on those, you have know clue what scale I am using for weigh ins. 
That is where this post comes into play. I was given the opportunity to test out a Bluetooth Smart Scale by Taylor. A scale like this is something I really wanted and I'm real excited to share my thought and oppinions with you all today.
So in this review I will be covering these topics: Packaging, Product Review with Pros & Cons, and My Final Thoughts... So lets get started!

Packaging: Everything about this Taylor Body Fat Smart Scale packing is eye catching. You get all the information about the product you could possibly need just on its box. 

Product Review: This Taylor Bluetooth body Fat Smart Scale is not your average body fat scale, its way more! Meaning it docent just have one function, it has multiple functional bennifits including Weight, Body Fat, Body Water, Muscle Mass and maximum Daily calories. But don't feel too overwhelmed because it's super easy to use. All I had to do... once it was set up of course, is stand on it and that's it! The scale collects all of the information it needs via Bluetooth where my info is shipped to its free app on my phone.
By now your probably wondering about the Bluetooth function. Well it's wayyy easy to set up and you will be connected in know time. You do need a newer phone to use the Bluetooth 4.0 technology, but don't worry even if you can't or don't want to use the Bluetooth function on this scale you can still use it with know problem. 
To put the icing on the cake the scale does go up to 400lb and even comes with its own batteries. The batteries are not in the scale when you first take it out, but they are located on the side, inside the box. So don't rush to much taking it out when you first get it.
There is a function on the scale that I find to be completely pointless and evacuate and that would be the Maximum Daily Calories. It ALWAYS tells me to eat over 2,000 calories... 2,405 to be exact. I never used and app or device that told me to consume that much... So I tried it out to see what would happen, I had too and it was a complete fail to my weight loss goal.
Let's now talk about the app. This Taylor Body Fat Smart Scale has it own app, letting you connect your scale to the phone via Bluetooth. It works with Google Play and Apple making it super cool but also just plain simple. I love how I can turn my phones Bluetooth feature on and my info transfers to the app. But the app is kind of a waste of space on my phone because of its simplicity. If it had the ability to be a fitness/food diary too, it would be golden! The box says its compatible with popular food/fitness diaries, but the only one I see is MyFitnessPal, why not the Lose It! App? 

Pros- tracks a lot, Bluetooth compatible, comes with batteries, easy to set up, can be used as a basic weight scale
Cons- Doesn't work with the app I love, It's app is a waste of space

My Final Thoughts: I love this scale and it's a huge upgrade from the glass scale I used to own. I love the fact that you can use it Bluetooth feature is you want but if it's not your thing your not pressured. But the bottom line is body fat scales are pricey to begin with so why not spend something on a product that gives you what you wanted and more... Its worth it !
If you would like to purchase this "Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Scale"

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August 24, 2015

Heart Shaped Pops of Grey

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Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Ross | Shoes: Target | Watch: Apple 42mm | Sunglasses: c/o | Earrings: | Lipgloss: Rimmel London Stay Glossy in 160 Stay My Rose c/o Influenster Voxbox
Fall is coming up next month and I just can't freakin wait. It has to be by far one of my favorite seasons now that I am an adult and not in school. 
Its something about the laid back feel and moody colors/tones. It's probably the high introvert in me but who wouldn't love it! I use to be that kid that would wear literally every color of the rainbow but my style has evolved and im kinda over that. Now I feel pops of color is best for me... Would you agree!?

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photos by Eric

August 19, 2015

Weekly Weigh In #1: Emotional Eating

Hey friends!
If you are on this weight loss journey with me, welcome to the first weigh in. If you did stop by last week and was wondering where my weekly weigh in was, I didn't put one up. I was having one of those weeks where I was just emotionally unhappy. It had nothing to do with what some one said or anything. It was all put on by myself, emotionally feeling like a failure. This caused me to not care or pay attention to what I put into my mouth, leading me to gain a little. 
In the introduction to this series I said I was 264.2 at the time and last week when I weighed myself I jumped to 265.2   So I gained a pound!
But I don't feel discouraged, because this week I'm back on track weighing in at 263. Yayyyy!
So for next week I really want to get to 260, I think it can be done and I'm going to work really hard to make it possible. 
Make sure you follow me on Twitter to get all of my fitness info first. 
See you next weigh in!
-XO Cortney 

August 17, 2015

Targets Mossimo Lunea Shoes

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I new one day a post on these Target Mossimo shoes would go up, I just never decided when. But there is a time and a place for everything and I guess the time  for these specific shoes is now.
This is not the first time you have seen me in this style/brand of shoes. I have own so many pairs, its freakin crazy and the funny part is, all of the pairs I have own have been the same color... Black! This is actually my first time deciding to get a different color and I think I made a great decision. 
These are the grey pairs and they are called the Mossimo Supply Co Lunea in Grey and they are in a size 11... Yes I have a big foot! 
If you have never bought a pair and actually tried them out, your really missing out. They are super comfortable and very chill to walk and stand in for hours and can we say Affordable! 
When I was working my 8 hour job 5 days a week, these are the shoes I would wear... The black pair of course.
Anyways I hope this helped and since back to school season is hear, getting a couple pairs of these shoes in different colors wouldn't be bad... Hint..Hint!

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Quote Monday

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare

August 15, 2015

Beauty Weekend: My Get The London Look

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

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Happy Beauty Weekend!
So I am apart of Influensters #RimmelLondon VoxBox group and today I am going to show you how I #GetTheLondonLook. I was sent three products to test out and review which includes a Mascara, Lip gloss and a bronzer. I did do an unboxing video for this box over on my YouTube channel, so make sure to check that out. 
Anyways lets get started with the review. 
PS: If you have tried any products from Rimmel London, what is your favorites?

Rimmel London
Volume Flash SCANDALEYES Mascara 
003 Extreme Black
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This is the best mascara I have ever tried from Rimmel London! Usually I stay far away from there mascaras because I have tried so many and they all were not up to par with my expectations. This mascara has a very true black color, coats every lash, builds them up and also doesn't flake... I am truly obsessed!

Rimmel London
Natural Bronzer 
Waterproof Bronzing Powder
027 Sun Dance 
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I use this product to highlight my face because the color works for my skin tone that way but I wouldn't say it's anything special. It really looks like bronzers I already own but there is one thing that really makes this product stand out and that's it's wearing power. It says that it last up to 10 hour and this statement I can really agree with especially in this hot sweaty weather. It's also gives a really natural glow.

Rimmel London
Stay Glossy Lip Gloss
160 Stay My Rose
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I Love the packaging of this lip gloss, it gives the gloss style and class, something I would keep out on display instead of sticking it in a drawer. The lip gloss does state it's suppose to last up to 6 hours with glossy color and shine but to be completely honest it should have said moisture and some shine. The moisture of this lip gloss is insane! It's not sticky at all and it has more of a petroleum jelly feel and also smell. Yes, this lip gloss does stink and it's a smell I really wasn't expecting for such a cute product. It smells exactly like petroleum jelly or if your of ethnicity and your grandma use to hot comb her hair and use that old Crown hair grease... Yesss boo, that! But other than that I like the way it looks and feels.

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August 14, 2015

Top Three

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{My new subscription to Seventeen Magazine}

It's Friday already again and I can't wait for the weekend. I've been reevaluating my life lately and thinking more about myself, has become a priority.  Iv been trying to conquer my fears, so I can be able to socialize more and do more outside of the house. I'm getting better and growing everyday and only time and progress will really show my achievements. I hope you all have a great weekend and try to do something your scared of doing... You never know, it might open a brighter door for your life.

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{Pretty pink blossoms with light clouds}

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{Minion and Sock Monkey from under the bed}

August 13, 2015

Graze Graze... Graze Box

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Hey fellow Shy Children!
This week I received another Graze box. I completely forgot I had one scheduled to come, so it and everything inside was a complete surprise to me. 
It really came just in time due to the fact I haven't been really watching my snacking  and we all know I've been trying to loose weight. 
I also decided that my next box needs to be bigger and no I'm not contradicting myself, I share my box with another person and 110 isn't enough for two people to share, if the snack is that great.

Anyways I know your wondering what lovely snacks came inside, so I will share them with you and if you like what you see or interested in just trying anyways, you can get your 1st and 5th graze box FREE! Just us my code CKYYWGGJB and sign up. Remember you can cancel any times or even put you box on snooze. So join me and get your free graze box today... I am sure you will love it! 

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1. Raspberry & Coconut Muffin 
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This includes Raspberry Cranberries, Coconut, Amaretti Drops & Almonds
This was really good! I can't say if it mimicked the muffin kind exactly because I never had a muffin of this kind before. But it was really good nun the less and if I can fine this type of muffin I would definitely buy it.

2. Peachy Orchard
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Peach Drops, Rhubarb & Pear

This was really good and I'm already a big fan of dried fruit. I also wouldn't mind getting this in a big bag because it's just an all around great healthy snack.

3. Zesty Lime & Red Pepper Salsa with Wholemeal Pita Chips
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I didn't care for this at all! It had nothing to to with the Pita Chips, they were good but the Salsa wasn't the best. It had a sweet taste to it and that's just not my thing. So I won't be getting this again!

4. Kettle Corn Kern Pops
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Sweet & Salty Popped Corn Ketnels
This snack is life, I'm not even joking. If your a popcorn addict like myself, you would absolutely love this. It tasks kinda better than popcorn and it's way more fulfilling... Also can we talk about texture! Crunch, crunch... Crunch. I'm looking for a big bag of these for sure.

August 11, 2015

Fresh New Clothes For Back To School

When it comes to Back To School first impressions are everything. It's the way your peers, teachers and professors get a feel for the real you. 
That being said style and upkeep is a huge percentage of how people's perspectives of you are going to be... Along with personality, behavior and attitude but we are not going to get into that today.
Since we are focusing on style, looking fresh and presenting your personal style is every thing and it can be hard. I put together some fresh clothing pieces I really like, in the attempt to get your ideas flowing. 
PS: Always remember you are you and you don't have to be anyone else.
Also, check out my Back To School Lookbook ft. 599fashion

August 10, 2015

Quote Monday

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

August 6, 2015

5 Sites/Apps I Use To Make Extra Money Fast

5 SitesApps I Use To Make Extra Money Fast

With this season of Back To School, I thought it would be only fare to share my top 5 sites/apps I use to make extra money fast. Because let's face it, who isn't in a penny pinch right after summer!? All of those fun vacation and party's with friend, I know made my pockets light and basically crying,
Now reality has knocked on our doors, talking about real life stuff like how am I going to pay for my text book, buy lunch (because you know that stuff is high), get the new hottest shoes or even buy my tickets for football games and dances.
School Problems! And now your freaking out really Having a BF (the movie White Chicks reference) 

Well I'm here to help and if your reading this you actually care and I'm here to give you a pat on your back and congratulate you for having your freak out a head of time, because just like the old saying says, "The early bird gets the worm". 

Anyways let's stop chit chatting about things you don't want to hear and get into the good stuff, making that extra cash.
I am going to go in order starting with the one that I feel is going to help you the most to make your extra money fast because I just have a good heart like that and us kids need to stick together.
So, lets get this money!

1. Opinion Outpost

This has to be my OG survey website. It's the one I recommend everyone to start out with because you will make your earnings fast. They run on a points payout meaning every survey you take will give you an average of 4-25 points. I know that might not sound like a lot but this is because you will get to your payout fast only needing 100 points for a $10 Pay Pal payout. So let's face it, you can get that in less than a week. If PayPal is something you don't have or just doesn't interest you they also have Amazon and ITunes gift cards. If you run into any problems don't hesitate to email them, they will write back.

Join HERE!

2. Feature Points

I tweet about this app a lot and people just sweep it under the rug. Well guess what! If your over there right now downloading that app Bob. Henry and Susie told you to get, You Lose! Because with Feature Points that popular or up on the rise app is probably on there site page waiting for you to download it and actually get points for doing so. With Feature points you can basically have anything your heart desires... LOL I'm kidding... Well not really. There rewards includes probably the biggest in the game... LOL get it, the GAME.. Apps... Never mind but they have Amazon, Starbucks, PayPal, PlayStation, Xbox, ITunes, Google Play and many more. You have nothing to loose, your downloading apps for free anyways!

Join HERE!

3. Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is little different than the other two. It's kinda like Opinion Outpost in the since you take Surveys but this one actually rewards you in money instead of points. The only thing is they only payout in checks and the check can take 4-6 weeks to get to you. So I would use this website as a savings because waiting 4-6 for $5 is just way too long.

Join HERE!

4. Surveys on the Go

This is an app and it's just like its name. It's for you to take surveys where ever you are. The only thing is your surveys is on your dashboard and they usually give you a few at a time. They pay well like 50 cents to $3 and you only need $10 to cash out. You do however have to have a  paypal account.

Join HERE!

5. Swagbucks 

This is another Survey site and app. That I fill takes a little bit more time. Only because for me personally, I don't qualify for a lot of the surveys that they recommend. So I basically us it like Ebates and get point for shopping, watching trending news and taking there mini quizzes. There is a lot of different rewards, so I suggest giving it a try.

Join HERE!

So there goes my Top 5 Sites/Apps I Use To Make Extra Money Fast. I hope this helps you out and if you have any questions regarding these apps, I will try to answer them to the best of my ability. Anyways have fun and make the extra money you truly deserve.

August 5, 2015

Adeline Antioxidant Serum Review

I received this product for free in exchange for a review, but like always all opinions are 100 % my own. 

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For the longest time I have been into skin care and making sure my skin stays moisturized, nice and young looking. But within the past 2 years I have been really into serums. 
At first I had know clue what it was and why I really needed it and in magazines it would be more of a luxury item for older people that was completely out of my price range.
I have most recently discovered it isn't just for older people and me being in my 20s is the most perfect time to start preventing skin issues I don't want.
In this review I will be sharing my thoughts and opinions on the Adeline Antioxidants Serum with 20% Vitamin C. I will be covering these topics: Packaging, Review with Pros & Cons and My Final Thoughts... So let's get started!
Packaging: The bottle itself is very sleek and looks quite elegant. All the writing is on a sticker paper that must be sealed with something because I haven't experienced and smudging or text peeling off. When it comes to the lid it is very securely on. So if you were to take this in a luggage or bag of an sort, there is know need to worry about it spilling on all of your things.
Product Review: I have tested out other serums before but this Adeline one is different when it comes to its smell, texture and fill. For the smell it has a weird light orange smell. I know the product has 20% Vitamin C, so they might have used orange oil or something. I personally would have liked a light scent of Rose or even nothing at all. For the texture and fill its an oil but it's not oily at all. It's light, goes in easily and leaves a hydrating shine. But you will notice after its a bit sticky and I have never noticed that with any other serums. 
I personally only us this product at night, so right before bed. Only because it says to stay out of direct sunlight and during the day I just can't worry about that. At night is probably the best for you skin anyways, since when you sleep is when you cells go to work to repair everything. 
Pros-  Hydrating, Smooths Skin, helps skin look hydrated and fresh the next day
Cons- Have an annoying semi old orange smell, kinda sticky 
My Final Thoughts: Even though this product is kinda sticky and has a fake old orange smell I still use it every night and can't get enough of it. I'm basically saying the positive out way the negative and I can see a difference its making for my face. It does come with 1oz/30ml but you only need 2 pumps and if you use it only at night it will last long.
If you would like to purchase the Adeline Antioxidants Serum you can do so HERE

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