FashionShyChild : 2017

December 7, 2017

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone 2017

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Happy Holidays!
This time of year is very special and dear to a lot of peoples hearts. The only thing is getting everyone something on your list can be difficult, when it comes down to picking items. Today i am sharing with you things i love, wont or just seen around online a lot. This way you can get a great idea of the perfect gift for those special people.

December 6, 2017

Do Old Wives Tales Work or Not!?

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Do Old Wives Tales Work or Not!?... This has been the question i have been asking and stressing myself out over for so many months now. I have been on forms, YouTube and even googled some questions, so many times. I know some of you are thinking, "Why don't you know the gender by now?" And the answer to that is, i kind of do and i kind of don't. So at 23 weeks (last week because I'm 24 weeks now) i went for my Anatomy Scan and when it was time for her to show and tell me the gender, her guess wasn't for sure and i need to get a second guess to make it as accurate as possible.
Anyways lets go through some Old Wives Tales and see what they say...

December 4, 2017

Holiday Comfy

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My weekend was really chill! On Friday night i went to bed early from being in some pain and tiredness. On Saturday was a day of just laying in Holiday Comfy clothes and watching Holiday Festive Movies back to back. If i do say so myself, i was living the life! Tell i realized it was almost 6 pm and i didn't get any of the work done that i wanted too.

November 29, 2017

Dollar Tree Beauty Test: Daily Defense Macadamia Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

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This Dollar Tree Beauty Test is going to be a little different then the others since this is a hair product and not a makeup product. I decided to venture out into the beauty section and review some Shampoo and Conditioner this time around. Mainly because i test out a lot of different stuff from the Dollar Tree and when i look up the product online, there's no information on it. And if your a person like myself searching online for reviews before you buy is the absolute first thing you do. 
That being said if you like me switching it up let me know and i will make sure to review more items like this on here for you. But lets get into the review right now.

November 22, 2017

Running Errands

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My life has been so busy,hectic and just plain all over the place. I have so much to do and only a certain amount of time and remembering important dates, isn't helping. I have tried to get on top of everything by ordering a 2018 planner. Micheals Arts and Crafts online was having a huge Countdown To Black Friday sale (its still going on if your wondering) and on the 12th they had all of the Happy Planners and Recollection Planners for 60% off.

November 21, 2017

Black Friday Gift Guide

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November 14, 2017

Movember Awareness

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It might come as a surprise to some of you but i do have a great amount of Men supporters. I know i don't dedicate a good amount of content for them but i will try my best to do better. Because we all have a little Shy Child in us all and i don't want to leave anyone out.
That being said i feel like this is a great month to make a change. If you didn't know, the month of November is "Men's Health Awareness" also known as Movember.

November 8, 2017

The First Trimester, How Was It?

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When it comes to the First Trimester of Pregnancy, we are scared and lead to believe all of the scary things that could happen or go wrong. This could be from family and friends telling you their experiences, what you read on pregnancy forms or even what we see on TV. But from my experience, it’s nothing like any of that!

Here is how my First Trimester of Pregnancy went...

November 7, 2017

Afro To Sleek Hair Using Garnier Fructis Style

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When it comes to hair products that I use, I’m very secretive about it. It’s not that I want to hide it from anyone, it’s just that everyone’s hair is very different and what might work great for me and my hair might not be just as good for you. But i can give my opinion and tell you what i think when it comes to how my hair is any just maybe it will help someone.

November 6, 2017

Casual Brand Statement

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Being casual and comfy has been key priority for me. But since the weather has finally changed and its feeling more like Fall and not Summer. I have been needing a sweater, hoodie or some type of coat like thing. My go to for years now has been this Hollister Co. hoodie (similar here) i bought back when i was in Collage.

November 1, 2017

What To Wear: Running Late

RUNNING LATE


There has been so may times where i am running late or just plain lazy and i don't have a clue what to wear. I know you can relate especially those of you who are in school and want to just throw on some baggy sweat pants and a hoodie. Yes, that might be okay for your morning classes but once lunch starts to come around, you really just look a hot mess. So my key to you is, always look put together even if you didn't try, 

October 30, 2017

Blue Jeans & Special Announcement

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I have been keeping a HUGE secret from you for a while now. Back at the end of summer, August 19th to be exact i wrote and put up a post called "Where I've Been". If you haven't read it, i didn't go into much detail on what was going on with me just that i needed to live in the moment and gather my thoughts. I told you i would eventually tell you whats going on and i feel like today is the day and i am ready.

October 25, 2017

Garnier SkinActive Pore Purifying Clay Mask Review

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A couple of months ago, i received this product for Free for testing and review purposes through Bzzagent.com. That being said, that is exactly what i did and today i will share with you my thoughts and opinions in a review. 
But first a little back story...

October 24, 2017

The Dark Side

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As you all know, Halloween is my favorite Holiday! But unfortunately this year i will not be celebrating it like i usually do. I'm going to the dark side with the Debbie Downers that shade Halloween. Its not that i don't love it anymore, im just not feeling it this year. I have decorations still in the closet that never got put up at the end of September and it kinda makes me sad that im feeling this way but next year will be way better around this time of year.

October 18, 2017

Dollar Tree Beauty Test: Colormates Eyeshadow & L.A. Colors Duo Eye Shadow Pencil

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   I know that last time i tested some Dollar Tree beauty products and shared it with you was a while ago and i'm so sorry. Some of you have been on my tail via Email asking if i have certain products at my Dollar Tree that you wanted me to test out or have i ever used it before. Well, i do have two products from the Dollar Tree that i have been testing out and using and i will be reviewing those products for you today. That being said Halloween is coming up and these products might just work out for you. 
So lets break the products down and see if its worth buying and using.

October 12, 2017

Fall Uniform

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This is not the first time you have seen these pieces or an outfit like this. That is because this is my signature Fall Uniform. By now, you all should know how much i love the season of Fall.. I mean come on, Halloween is my favorite Holiday... hands down! 
But getting into the fashion/beauty sense of it, I'm just really into and wearing earth tone shades and vampy lips. Even though in these photos

October 11, 2017

NEW! COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir 757 | First Impression

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Over the summer when I was going through my depression and feeling like I was failing at life. I did receive an Influenster box of goodies and of of those items was this NEW! COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir in 757. I wanted to film a first impression video for you all, but i just kept putting it back and back. Now that i am in a more happy place mentally. I did what i wanted to do and filmed that first impression video.

October 6, 2017

#ReadwithCort: You Are a Badass- How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Book Review

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The last book i read was #GIRLBOSS. At that time i was really depressed with my situation and how i was living my life. I thought #GIRLBOSS would help but if you read my review, it did absolutely nothing for me. 
Back in January, i bought this book, "You Are a Badass- How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" for my boyfriend for his Birthday. He was reading it slowly and loving it and would always tell me how amazing it is. I didn't think much about it because i have already read "The Secret" and this sound like it. It wasn't until this summer, when i hit my all time low, i new i had to figure something out and find the answers. So i asked him if i could read the book and he let me.

September 28, 2017

My Fall Night Skincare Routine with Nip + Fab

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Collectively & @Nipandfab. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #Nipandfab #ad

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 If you have been following me for a while now, you know my skin care routine is something that i take very serious. I don't care how tired or late it is at night, my skin care routine will get done! That's one of the reasons why my skin looks as good as it does. The other reason is being introduced to Nip + Fab Products. I have been using Nip + Fab Products for almost a year now and discovering something new from the line that i haven't tried before makes me happy every time. That is why today i am proud to share and recommend the products i use for My Fall Night Skincare Routine and maybe you will be interested in adding something or all to your skin care routine too.
Remember Nip + Fab is available @CVSpharmacy and @ultabeauty ... Lets gets started!

September 20, 2017

Fall Wishlist

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I'm really excited for fall, its my favorites season by far. You cant go wrong with warm clothing, dark color patterns and bold vampy lips. The only thing that's going to be different is, I'm not sure how im going to look weight wise or what I'm really going to feel comfortable in.

September 18, 2017

#SecondHandFirst With ThredUP

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When it comes to second hand clothing or consignment shops, I'm all about it! Growing up my family and i would always go to second hand stores and i would have a filled day picking out everything i wanted and liked. As a bonus, it was a great learning experience on how to budget money and save the environment. But sometimes there was a down side to shopping second hand. Like not having my size in clothing i liked or prices WAY to high for something that's faded and messed up. It can be a win or loose situation.
But remember there is always a bright side to things. One of them being an online secondhand shop called Thredup.

August 24, 2017

Daily Goodie Box: August 2017 Products & Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!

Today i am sharing with you August 2017 Daily Goodie box At this time i have been talking about Daily Goodie Box for almost a year and i hope within that time you have signed up to get your free sample box. If not, make sure you do it today after reading this post. 
That being said, this moths box was to me on the lighter side. But there was still some really good products to test out.
So lets just hope right into the review...

August 16, 2017

Where I've Been

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
For a lot of you, you guys have been following me and reading my blog since the very beginning and i really think you for that. I also have a lot of new readers and you guys have only seen a little bit from me since i have been a little MIA.
 I'm basically writing this post update to give you all an explanation to why i have been missing from all of Social Media and even on here, my blog.

August 4, 2017

Playlist: Summer 2017

summer playlist 2017
 "Calm Down"
G-Eazy

"Lost Boy"
Ruth B

 "Mask Off"
 Future

"Do Re Mi"
Blackbear ft Gucci Mane

July 28, 2017

What to wear: Summer Wedding As A Guest

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Yes, you guest it! Its wedding season and the most difficult situation you have is trying to figure out what to wear as a guest in attendance. Well, i am here to help you out by breaking everything down into smaller visions. Because i know you brain is going everywhere right now and to be honest a lot of it is self doubt. But don't worry, get a pen and paper and lets go over some key questions.

July 27, 2017

July 20, 2017

#ReadWithCort: #Girlboss By Sophia Amoruso (Book Review)

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I have put off reading this book for so long! I bought this book back in January 2017 and my plan was to read it for April-May 2017...that didn't happen. So at the end of June to now is when the reading began. I thought it would be more of  a business advice book, walking me though guided steps of success and that is not what i got from this book. 

July 19, 2017

Daily Goodie Box: July Products and Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!

Today i will be reviewing July's Daily Goodie Box. Did you sign up? Remember its FREE! This months box was filled with amazing products ranging from food items, to drinks and even beauty and health. There was probably one product i didnt really like but for a whole box i do have to say that's pretty good. Also, everything seemed to be GMO Free and Organic but

July 17, 2017

Power Weekend

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Happy Monday Friends! 
This weekend was dedicated to getting things done. That being said, i did do a lot of shopping; even though it was affordable because i ran out of a lot of stuff and it just had to be done. I did pick up some planner supplies and organization stuff, still need to get that set up.One of the thinks i really wanted to do this weekend was go to the movies to see "Wonder Woman".

July 13, 2017

Glassesshop Trendy Eyewear

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Glasses, glasses, glasses, one of the things a lot of use have to wear and cant live without. But with the price of Prescription lenses and frames going up, its getting more real then some might think. I know for myself even with Insurance, i have to pay a high out of pocket fee just to cover my special eye exam and that's not even adding in the cost for the actual eye wear itself. I don't know about you but i don't have tons of money to spend on glasses every year. So, that's when you have to work around the problem/situation and find an alternative, in my case its Glassesshop.com .
 

July 7, 2017

Dollar Tree Beauty Test: Beauty Benefits Pressed Powder, Mascara and Lipgloss

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Today I bring to you, another Dollar Tree Beauty Test. This Beauty Test almost didn't happen due to the fact of  my local Dollar Tree lacking anything new. I went to the beauty section to find a lot of empty stands and products that looked like cheap junk or things i have already used and hated. until i look up and what did i see on top of the nail polishes... one lonely cute packaging Lip Gloss. At this point i thought i hit the jackpot or struck gold in this dry store. So i put that one lonely product in my basket with the intentions of it being the only Dollar Tree beauty product i would be testing for you.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel (or in this case isle) a whole display case of very cute packaged products called BeautyBenefits. You would have thought you was in a Walgreens, CVS or Ulta at this point... so i had to grave more!

July 5, 2017

July 4th Aftermath

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I woke up this morning feeling super tired from the day before, that we all know was The Fourth of July aka America's Independence Day. I dont know why July 4th with this family has to be an all day thing. I was up at the crack of dawn and didnt got to sleep tell midnight. But a part of me thought i was extra boujee because i put on this outfit and thought Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume was a perfect match... who do i think i am.

June 29, 2017

Introduction To: PlanWithCort

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
Today i am bring to you a bit of new information...(if you follow me on SnapChat, its not really new). I have been talking about my planner and planning for the longest time on Snapchat, YouTube, and even on here Fashion Shy Child. For that same amount of time, i always thought it would be a bad idea to introduce planning to such a fashion/beauty dominated community, i created through Fashion Shy Child. But in reality, planning and organization is what keeps this blog going and to stay on the right track.

June 27, 2017

What's On My IPhone 6S Plus

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Ever been so curious to know what's on your favorite Bloggers IPhone or phone in general? Well your not alone! A persons cell phone is literally their second baby and to some probably even their first. As a culture and community we live on our phones, by spending mostly every waking day checking social media, making plans and replying back to the people that care about us and our content.
That is why i decided to

June 26, 2017

Hypnotized

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When editing these photo's i realized how hypnotizing this dress can be... i hope I'm not making you dizzy or sick. But welcome to my roller coaster!
This past week and weekend i did a lot of thinking about life, FashionShyChild and my overall well being and happiness. Because lets face it, life is short when it comes to different aspects and having some type of plan and direction makes me feel at ease and more happier. 
That being said, in little less than a month it will be my Birthday. Im not turning

June 15, 2017

Daily Goodie Box: June Products and Review


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Today i am bring to you another Daily Goodie Box Review. This is the June box and health and wellness should have been the theme. Everything that came in the box was very healthy and clean at that. I got to test out and discover some brands and products i never seen or heard of before and i had a very nice experiences with basically everything in the box. So i guess its safe to say that this was a very successful box.  

June 12, 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide

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*This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, which means I receive commission if you make a purchase using my links. 

Clouds and Blue Skies

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Happy Monday!
First thing i would like to get out the way and say. The day i took these photos, it was super beautiful (as you can see) but that all changed! All of a sudden it started to get dark, you could hear thunder and then it rained... Yep, That California Valley Life!
But other than that, this weekend was very chill. I got a lot of much needed sleep because if you know, that has been very hard for me. I have been looking at new cars on the market now because where i live you have to have a car. There is nothing close and everything

June 7, 2017

Dollar Tree Beauty Test: L.A. Colors Bold Eyes Eyeshadow & L.A. Colors Bold Lash Mascara

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Today I'm bring to you another Dollar Tree Beauty Test. These products i did purchase back in April when i made a huge Dollar Tree beauty section purchase and im just now getting around to sharing my experience with you. I will be breaking down my thoughts on L.A. Colors Bold Eyes Eyeshadow & L.A. Colors Bold Lash Mascara. That being said this has given me over enough time to really tell you what i think about the two products. But one of the things is very noticeable... they are from the same company L.A. Colors, so this should be interesting.

So lets break the products down and see if its worth buying and using.

June 6, 2017

Mask Off

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Top: Hollister Co. | Jeans: Charlotte Russe | Sandals: Torrid | Eyeglasses: Glassesshop.com | Necklace: MyNameNecklace.com
 
I'm not hiding it anymore! I have been having the worst time sleeping for almost a year now. It's not that i cant stay asleep, that would be the least of it, its the fact that i cant get to sleep.  At first i was just dealing with it, staying up all night and going to sleep in the A.M. hours. The only thing with that is, when its day time i feel like i need to due something... work, get a post up...something. 
I have now turn to Sleeping Medicine, Melatonin to be exact in gummy or powder form.

June 2, 2017

Goals for June 2017

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Opening my planner and actually realizing that its already June, kinda scared me... im not going to lie!  It made me think about all the months that pasted by, that i kept telling myself  i am going to get organized and not give up on my Mini Happy Planner, even though i came to realize that this size is a bit to small for me.
Last month in secret i came up with monthly Social Media goals that i wanted to accomplish. Mainly about the numbers of  people i can reach because we should all know by now this is a numbers game, even though the effect you have on people is way more important than that. But a lot of my Social Outcomes doesn't reflect how many people i

May 30, 2017

My Skin Care With Nip + Fab

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Collectively & @Nipandfab. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #Nipandfab #adUntitled
When it comes to my skin care routine, its something i don't play around with. I have a day and a night routine that i do religiously and have to do if i want to keep my skin looking nice and young... because lets face it, I'm getting older but my skin doesn't have to look my real age and neither does yours.
I know a lot of the time in the Beauty community and world, we tend to focus on make up products and things that can help cover up problem areas instead of really focusing on how we are taking care of the foundation... the skin.
That being said Nip + Fab has played a big part in my skin care routine and has even knocked some of the products i was using out the way. Today i am going to share with you four  Nip + Fab products that i love and how they fit into my Day and Night Routine. If you are interested in ANY of the products, they are available at: @cvspharmacy and @ultabeauty.

May 22, 2017

Blazing Heat

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 *This post contains Amazon Affiliate links, which means I will receive commission if you purchase using these links.
Tank Top: Altamont | Jeans: Charlotte Russe | Slides: Adidas Adilette | Sunglasses: Forever21 (similar here) | Earrings: ShopmissA (similar here) | Tumbler Cup: Starbucks 16oz | Lipstick: Gerard Cosmetics "Buttercup"

May 17, 2017

My Summer Bucket List


 
 On my free time i like to do a lot of YouTube watching, long with Travel Vloggers/Bloggers and company sponsored trips. With all of this watching, viewing and excitement it of course got me thinking how i have nothing planned for this upcoming summer.
On of my New Years Goals was to "Be At Peace". To some that can be very generic but for myself it means a lot and can be broaden. I'm an Introverted shy kid that really enjoys

May 16, 2017

Laced Love

 
 Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
This weekend for us in the United States was Mother's Day and i made sure ahead of time my mom got her card, so that was great. But before that, if you have been following my blog since it started you know that i have been in a relationship for what i feel like has been forever and on the 13th is the day that we celebrated our 6 years together. I'm still kinda confused on how it only been 6 years, but when i think also about Fashion Shy Child its still a young baby to me.

May 2, 2017

I ♥ Spring TAG!

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{Photo from #OOTD "Sunny Thursday"}

Since Spring is in full effect and Summer is fast approaching, i thought it would be a great idea to share with you my answers to the I ♥ Spring TAG! This way you can get to know me more and see what my summer is most likely going to look like. I found this TAG through YouTube and it seems to be something that was trending 4 years ago. So if you would like to answer these questions and share them with me that would be cool.

The Questions!

April 27, 2017

Daily Goodie Box: April Products and Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!

Today i am bring to you another Daily Goodie Box Review. This is the April box and all around it was a pretty good box. I got to test out products that i wouldn't normally buy and brands that i never heard of before, Thats probably one of the main things i like about getting these boxes and the fact that i can share my thoughts and opinions with you all. 

So lets get into what products was in this April Daily Goodie Box and how i feel about them.