FashionShyChild : 2018

October 18, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: October 2018 Products & Review

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Hey fellow Shy Children!
I'm back with another Daily Goodie Box unboxing for you. This box is Octobers goodies and i have to be honest... this was a great box! Everything was something interesting to try and i have also found some new favorites that i would love to learn more about.
That being said lets get into it because we all know, Daily Goodie Box. It's more than just Free Samples!

September 13, 2018

Mother Daughter Photos

UntitledGlasses: Glassesshop.com | Diaper Bag: Dokoclub | Leggings: Old Navy
Baby Outfit: Carters (sold out)

When it comes to photos, its crazy how all our intimate, cherished and plain out crazy photos are all online, in our camera rolls or on Social Media now a days. It has came to a point where i have nothing printed and that's really sad to say. I told myself when i was pregnant that i

August 21, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: August 2018 Products & Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
I cant believe we are already in August and the year is more than half way over with... its crazy! But i do have another Daily Goodie Box unboxing and review for you today. This is the August 2018 box and i was quite happy with everything there was to test out. We did have one repeat product and that was the Napz all natural short-term sleep aid. But other than that everything else was new and brands i haven't even heard of before. That being said lets get into the review but first i do have one question, Has any one of you signed up for Daily Goodie Box? and if so, have you been picked to get a box? Please do let me know in the comments section or on Social Media.

August 20, 2018

Simply Vera Denim

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Shorts: Simply Vera VeraWang  | Top: Tek Gear | Sandals: Torrid | Sunglasses: Aviators (similar) | Lipstick: Geard Cosmetics "Buttercup"  |

Summers where i live, its all about the shorts! So when it comes to me picking a pair, it has to be perfect. By perfect i mean light weight, stretchy and looks great on or with anything. I was lucky enough this summer to be introduced to Kohl's. Its a store that i see

July 3, 2018

New Products from Juno & CO

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
So, i have recently received a PR package from Juno & CO and i wanted to share with you the new products they have available. I mentioned in the past that these are the brushes that i use and i completely love them, the quality and the affordable price points.

June 27, 2018

What's Inside My Diaper Purse

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One of the questions i get is, "Whats in your diaper bag?" For new moms like myself, you might think you need a big bag with everything thinkable in it just in case something happens or goes wrong. And let me tell you, that's so not true! You will be amazing how little your newborn actually needs. As long as you have diapers, wipes and a bottle their perfectly fine. But us as parents, we have to pack a little bit more than that.

June 25, 2018

The Early Bird Gets The Worm

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Tank: Charlotte Russe| Skirt: Charlotte Russe (similar here) | Shoes: Vans |

"The Early Bird Gets The Worm,"... This saying is so true and everyone should follow it. I have always been a morning person (my whole life), its basically the way i was raised and how my mom ran her house. But i started to slack once attending college and the tiredness was just too real. 
Recently having a baby and those crazy hours that get made up, early morning rising

June 18, 2018

Back To The Weight Loss and Motivation

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Stroller: Urbini Omni Plus Travel System | Blanket: SwaddleDesigns  | Sunglasses: Forever21 (similar here)

A couple of years ago on FashionShyChild I would share everything about my weight, weight loss and overall heath in general. One day all of that just stopped! And to be honest I was discouraged in myself and basically just fell off of even trying. I didn’t want you all to see my failure and I shouldn’t have done that. I should have showed how there is going to be those ups and downs when your trying to accomplish something, especially weight loss and dealing with the emotional side of food.

June 14, 2018

Meet My Daughter

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Since I have talked about my pregnancy on FashionShyChild, I thought it would only be right to share the end results… my lovely daughter. I have put this off for weeks now and I don’t really know why. A lot of you who follow me on social media (Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter) have already seen pictures of her and may even know her name. But this always gets tricky because I choose to put myself and information out there and since she can’t make decisions for herself, it sometimes feels wrong to share because the Internet can be cruel and judgmental.

June 11, 2018

Baseball Casual



It’s hard for me to believe that it’s basically Summer. Even though Summertime doesn't officially start tell June 21 but this heat is making it feel more real.

June 6, 2018

#ReadingWithCort: Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson (book of the month)

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Back in the beginning of January (this year) I stated that #ReadingWithCort would continue. So much was going on at the time that it never happen and reading was basically put on the back burner. Since i have got in the swing of things, of being a new mother reading can now be back added to something i like to do.

May 31, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: May 2018 Products & Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
So, i am back again with another Daily Goodie Box. I know what you are thinking and yes, it might seem like i have been doing a lot of these but thats only because other content has not been going like usual. That will change soon but i will be taking a break doing these reviews.
But this is the May box and i do want you to know whats inside since the box is FREE and anyone can sign up. More information on that will be stated later. This months box was very light and didn't give that many exciting product to test out. the plus side to that was i did find some product i do like. If you interested in knowing those product continue reading.

PS: If your new and still don't know, Daily Goodie Box is a "FREE" sampling service that ships out more than just free samples because you can actually receive full sized products. All they ask in return is that you sample the products and then go online to their site and leave an honest review of what you think... that's it, it's that simple!
To sign up, just head over to their site dailygoodiebox.com hit the sign up button, fill out your profile and about you page and wait to qualify. Remember everything is FREE!


May 30, 2018

SCENTBIRD: First Impression & Review

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When it comes to fragrances and scents in general, im a really picky person. I like one thing and not the other. For example: I cant stand floral scents, im drown to more sweets but if the floral scent had another scent i liked in it, then i could make an exception. I'm very indecisive and annoying when it comes to picking a fragrance i like. So, when it comes down to buying one i wont due it unless i had already tested out the fragrance in some way... like having a sample of it or using it in a store multiple times.

May 29, 2018

My New Norm

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Maternity Nursing Bra: Walmart |  Car Seat: Urbini

I know a lot of you have been wondering where i have been or whats taking me so long to get into the grove of things, when it comes to posting like i used too. Well first thing is, i have a newborn baby and she now comes first in my life. Her scheduled of being up and a sleep have been a changing thing from day to day or even week to week.  So, that leaves me with limited time but its getting better. I guess the main thing i am trying to say is that, THIS IS NOW MY NEW NORMAL! 

May 14, 2018

My Very First Mothers Day

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(photo from my Snapchat: FashionShyChild)

Yesterday, was Mother’s Day! A day where we wish and show all the Mother’s how much we appreciate them and the things they do. Well, this year was different and I couldn’t be more happy. I got to join the Mother’s club as you all know and this years Mother’s Day was my very first celebration. It was also very special because May 13th, is also the day that we celebrate our Anniversary and this year
makes year 7… It’s crazy that it has been that long.

May 5, 2018

The Second and Third Trimester, How was it?

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As im writing this, i cant believe im reflecting back to my Second and Third Trimester of Pregnancy. I don't want to come off like its a bad thing because its not. (i had a great pregnancy) I just cant believe that its over and i can share my experiences with you. 
Back in November i shared My First Trimester and the story to how i found out i was pregnant. If your haven't read that, i suggest you do because that's the base of the story/experience and it would only really make sense if you know that part of it.

But anyways lets move on...

Second Trimester:
My second trimester is a complete blur, due to the fact that it went by so fast and i still don't get how it was counted as a trimester. There is a couple of things that stood out and happened. First, during this trimester we all know that this is the trimester where the big ultrasound happens. The one where they check and see if everything is really okay and you also get it find out the gender of your baby, if you haven't done so another way already. I was so excited to have this appointment and to be honest the doctor (who wasn't my doctor! My OB was out this day and i just went with whoever because it was just a small check up) ANYWAYS... she was suppose to book my big appointment and latter to come find out she didn't (or like they like to say... maybe it was a mess up). basically i had to wait longer to have this appointment tell i was 23 weeks. Oh, and it doesn't end there! This trimester my acid reflex got bad and i found myself throwing up more. Mostly in the morning when i wake up and it felt like i just needed to get the mucus out. Well for this appointment you have to drink a lot of water and come to it with a full bladder. Mine wasn't really full so i was made to come back anyways to finish some checks she count do. But the part that made me feel unsure and lost was when i asked about the gender of my baby. I expected them to be sure, like lets face it I'm 23 weeks almost 24 and everything should be clear to see. I was happy to have had the chance to come back since that way i can get another opinion. So at 25 weeks we came back and it was confirmed that i was having a Girl.

Another huge highlight that happen this trimester was a Glucose Test. For the average person, this is the normal time to be having this test. For me and being plus size and pregnant, this was my second time having this test done. I talked about it in the First Trimester post and like i said there, i passed but me passing that time wasn't going to get me out of it this time. (i should do a whole post on being Plus Size and Pregnant) That hour wait of just setting there and not being able to eat, drink or fall asleep is straight torture. If i recommend anything to you, is to go in the morning. That way you can get it done and then go and get breakfast and be happy. But anyways i passed this time around too and this leads me into my Third Trimester.

Third Trimester:
My third trimester was the longest amount of weeks ever! And like i stated before, my pregnancy went by fast but this trimester was really testing me. So my original due date was March 27th, 2018. I really thought i was going to go into labor by March 14th. The only reason i thought this or had any thought of it in my mine was because of an appointment i had the last day of February when i was told that i was 2 centimeter dilated. I had no clue i was dilating because i wasn't getting any contractions (or so that i could feel). I new from the beginning that i have a high pain tolerance. I'm not just saying that to be saying it, from the beginning of getting my period the pain would be so bad and unbearable i would just have to suffer through them (and pop ibuprofen). It got to the point that i just got used to the pain and from dealing with that i feel made me stronger but also hurt me in a way when it came to knowing the real labor pains. I did after the appointment and half of the month go through feeling contractions but they where never consistent and my water never broke, so i was just going day by day waiting and driving myself crazy. It got to the point that i was 4 1/2 centimeters dilated, lost a total of 35lbs and my OB for sure thought i was going to go into labor any day. But to make a long story short, i never went into labor by myself and it got to the point that i new my water wasn't going to break and i just needed to be induced.... And that's what happened! I was a week over due and got induced.

If your interested in reading about My Labor and Delivery Story, i will be more than happy to share that with you. I hope my pregnancy, trimester by trimester, brings some kind of awareness that every pregnancy isn't going to go by the books or whats the norm. I could have read all of the pregnancy books and my situation wouldn't have been in any of them. And for some of the situations i practically drove myself crazy aka the weight loss and not going into labor. So i hope this helped someone out.

May 4, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

  1. Essential Oil Diffuser
  2. Essential Oils Set
  3. Mint Boss Lady Coffee Mug
  4. Sally's Cookie Addiction Book
  5. The Happy Planner Box Kit 12 Month Undated
  6. Majestic Pure Himalayan Salt Body Scrub
  7. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Toilette
  8. Echo Dot (2nd Generation)

April 18, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: April 2018 Products & Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
So i am back with it again... another Daily Goodie Box. But this one is for the month of April. April has been super busy for me, but i am so happy to have received this months Daily Goodie box. This months box, had a variety of different items to test out and i have found some items that i really need to purchase and have more of. If your interested in knowing what i loved or really didn't care for keep reading.

March 26, 2018

InstaNatural Eczema Cream Review and Video

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When it comes to Eczema, its a skin condition that i do have and dont really talk about or bring awareness too. I know on Fashion Shy Child it has come up a few times and you may have even seen or notice one of my break outs. 
Well today is that day that i tell you, I have Eczema! I have been suffering from Eczema my whole life and it has become just something that i deal with, when it happens. If you have know clue what Eczema is, well its a skin condition that comes in the form of a rash. Its not contagious, so if you don't have it, dont worry yourself. The negative side to it is, it cant be treated... It can just be calmed. Different seasons, weather, detergents, fabrics and even grass can irritate the skin causing your Eczema to rise.

March 19, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: March 2018 Products and Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
This is a review for everything i received in the March 2018 Daily Goodie Box. Like always, things in the box and be a hit or miss but i enjoy testing an reviewing different types of products and having an open mind when it comes to some. This box was very energy focus and had a lot of products to help you out in that department. So if thats something your interested in check out whats inside this months Daily Goodie Box.

February 26, 2018

L'oreal Paris Pure Sugar Scrub Review

I received this product complimentary from L’Oréal Paris and Influenster for testing purposes. 
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Skin Care is something that im truly passionate about and a topic that comes up a lot on Fashion Shy Child. I truly believe in prevention of skin aging before the aging begins. One of the things i tell my friends when they ask  about my skin care or the number of products i use is, "my goal is to look like a fetus forever". Some people will be like WTF but it just means i want to look young forever.
One of my favorite things about skin care if i had to choose would be face mask. Any type of mask, pill or scrub is my favorite part of taking care of my skin. So when i was selected to test out L'oreal Paris New pure Sugar Scrub, it was right up my alley.

February 21, 2018

The Easiest Baby Registry Website & App 

{photo from Babylist.com}

If you follow me on Twitter (@HelloCortney) I talk about Babylist All The Time! I discovered the website through Pinterest back in late September 2017, when I found myself becoming overwhelmed with different baby registry’s. It’s absolutely crazy how many stores have a baby registry you can sign up with and a lot of the time these stores sell the same items. But finding this website didn’t stop me from signing up to other stores registry’s, it was just another alternative and here is why.

February 5, 2018

What Cortney Loves

What Cortney Loves
For the New Year, one of the things i decided to start doing on here for y'all is sharing my Monthly Favorites in the form of "What Cortney Loves". This way you can see the things i have been using, loving and whats worth buying. So that means, once a month during the beginning of the month you will be getting a post like this featuring my favorites from the previous month. I used to film YouTube Videos for my Monthly Favorites but i know a lot of you don't watch my channel and i don't want you to miss out on anything.

February 2, 2018

Daily Goodie Box: January 2018 Products and Review

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Hey, fellow Shy Children!
It has been a minute since i shared a Daily Goodie Box. That's only because i haven't received one in a while, so i didn't have a box to share. But i was on the list for the January 2018 box and this box is perfect for a fresh start to a New Year. Everything seems to be geared to Health, fitness and wellness. So if thats a topic or a New Years Goal you have, these products would be something worth reading about and possibly testing.

January 29, 2018

Lazy Monday Morning

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This weekend was spent laying in bed watching Amazon Prime Movies (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) and thinking about how I want to better my blog and its content. My thoughts and feeling at the time where very inspiring and motivating to me. But then Monday Morning hits and I'm so tired and don't want to get out of bed or even wake up. Mornings have been very hard for me all of a sudden again and Monday Mornings seem to really hit me the most.

January 24, 2018

Amazon Baby Products I Love Thus far


{read reviews below}

Never Alone

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Adidas 'Adilette' Slide Sandal | Old Navy Heavy-Knit Leggings | FOREVER 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

When 2017 was coming to an end, all i could think about was 2018 and how i could have a fresh start with everything and get my thoughts under control and focused. But that only happen a tad bit! 
I have been going though the Nesting Phase of Pregnancy. Wanting to clean, clean and clean to make sure everything is organized and ready to go. But it just never feels clean enough and every little bit of something gets on my last nerve.

January 18, 2018

Gender Reveal: We're Having A....

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It's now the time a lot of you have been waiting for... The Gender Reveal! 
We have been keeping the sex of our baby a secret for a while now. If you want perspective, this week is my 30th week and we have known the baby's sex since i was 23 weeks... Yep, a long time. But today i feel like its the perfect day and time to announce it to the world. But first, weeks back i shared with you some Old Wives Tales and let you decided what you thought i was having based on the questions and the answers. If you haven't seen that post, make sure to check it out.

That being said, I'm not going to keep you waiting and guessing.

WE'RE HAVING A....

January 11, 2018

#ReadingWithCort: Will Continue...


#ReadingWithCort will continue! Last year when i started #ReadingWithCort it meant a lot to me (it still does) and was one of my New Year Goals to read more books. At some point at the end of the year, i fell off a bit and just couldn't come up with the time to get the books read. But this year i am hopping back on the wagon and trying again.

January 8, 2018

tosave.com Product Review

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I am so happy to finally get this post up for you today! I have been getting so many questions on the Mini Backpack since featuring in an Outfit Post, its crazy. In that post i did state where i received the bag from but i know a lot of you rely on my reviews and that's what we are going to do today.

So a few months ago, i received an email from tosave.com basically asking if i wanted to work with them by reviewing some of their products. I said yes because i have worked with them one time in past and it was a great experiences. last time i picked out more beauty related stuff and this time i wanted to test out different items from different sections to get a clear view on their product quality and i think i did pretty good.