Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #21

Hello friends, and happy Sunday! It’s been a crazy busy week full of testing and friends. I can’t believe how fast the last few weeks of the school year seem to fly by. With such a chaotic time, I have been turning towards Romans 8:18. If you read the Bible, I definitely recommend checking out that verse! I want to thank you all so much for helping me reach 525 followers on Instagram and almost 200 here on StyledByMcKenz!! It’s crazy to see how far I’ve come in 21 weeks and I am so happy that I have all of you along for the ride. if you missed this weeks posts: I Did Prom Makeup?!, click here; Hot Or Not: Boot Cut Jeans, click here. I hope you all have the best week ahead, with my birthday right around the corner I’m sure tons will be going on this week so stay tuned for a packed week of blog posts! Thanks for reading; with love, McKenz.

5.16.16- After what seemed like the longest Monday ever and lots of studying for finals, Madison and I met up with Celia for a walk to catch up on life. I would give anything to be back together everyday.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, necklace: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Pierre Dumas

5.17.16- Started reading “The Moon and More” while watching the sun set. I’m absolutely in love with it. Sarah Dessen writes the best summer fling novels that are so hard to put down.

Outfit Details- vest: Target, sweater: Old Navy, necklace: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, shoes: TJ Maxx, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

5.18.16- Wouldn’t be a normal day if I didn’t eat lunch with Jeanie, Heather, and Colleen. So thankful for all of our friendships and the bond we’ve created.

Outfit Details-  shirt: East Caroline University, leggings: Target, shoes: Nike

5.19.16- We started playing tennis in gym today but of course the cheerleader in me had to come out. Gosh, it’s the littlest things I find happiness in.

Outfit Details- shirt: Gap, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Bass&Co, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

5.20.16- Met up with all my girlfriends to cheer on our schools baseball team. So happy that our boys are headed straight to states! Spent the evening with GB, Celia, and Jeanie which isn’t surprising but it’s being in one another’s presence that makes us happiest.

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, bralette: American Eagle, shoes: Old Navy, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

5.21.16- Spending the day with Brittany, Kate, and Jeanie and playing the piano. Picked up Celia and went walking and then spent the night with my girls chatting and catching up with one another.

Outfit Details- shirt: Vineyard Vines, leggings: Gap Fit, shoes: Chacos

5.22.16- Wishing the best to Jenna and LA in their years to come in college, so glad we were able to all celebrate at their party together. Mason has also asked for his socks to be featured on the blog. Their his favorite pair.

Outfit Details- coming soon in tomorrow’s blog post!!! dress: Old Navy, shoes: Pierre Dumas, bralette: American Eagle, necklace: Forever 21

Fashion

Hot Or Not: Boot Cut Jeans (thoughts and outfit)

Boot cut jeans; you either love them or you hate them. I remember being in the fourth grade and wearing them every single day. My sister wore skinny jeans but for some reason the thought of my pants being flared at the bottom made me feel so stylish. Come middle school,  grew out of boot cut jeans and felt that they were so unhip and refused to wear them ever again. However, as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to realize that there are no rules to fashion and if I like something I should wear it, regardless of what other people think. So when I came across this pair at the Gap Outlet for only $8.oo that fit absolutely perfectly, I decided it was a sign from above that these jeans belonged in my closet.IMG_1945

I think they’re he absolute cutest things and they look perfect with a blouse and booties or a simple tank and sandals. They can easily be worn from Fall to Spring which is another awesome thing about them and they are so flattering. They hug your legs in all the right places and make them look longer.

This is how I styled them for a day at school- shirt: Old Navy, bralette: American Eagle, jeans: Gap, sandals: Pierre Dumas, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies, DSW, necklace: Forever 21

Makeup

I Did Prom Makeup?!

Hello friends and happy Monday. I am so excited to be here and talking to you this morning. This past Friday was our schools prom. I’m a freshman so I obviously couldn’t go to prom but I did have the pleasure of getting a couple of my friends ready for their special night. I’m so thankful that I’m given opportunities like this one!


Today I’m here to share with you how I did Jenna’s makeup. Here’s the products that I used and where:
primer: Benefit Porefessionals
foundation: Bare Minerals Powder Foundation
under eye concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
eye primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
eye base: Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
eye shadow: Naked One; lid- “half baked” crease- “buck” “naked one”, outer v- “smog”
mascara: Maybelline The Falsies
contour: Anastasia Contour Kit
highlight: Anastasia Contour Kit “vanilla”

I kept it super simple and bronzed just like Jenna asked. She looked absolutely stunning and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. If you know me personally and ever need your makeup done let me know because I would be happy to help! Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed and have the best day today. With love, McKenz.

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #20

Happy Sunday everyone! I am so incredibly happy to say that I have over 15o of you reading my blog and 500 0f you following me on Instagram @StyledByMcKenz. I am so thankful for all of you and your never ending support. This week was such a blogging success to  say the least. Despite the crappy weather, I’m still managing to wear some super cute outfits. You can tell just by the looks of things that I’m super into white, black, and distressed denim recently. The rainy weather is really limiting my closet options so I’m hoping that we have a week of sun. Also, I finished Psalms and have moved onto Hebrews which I am so happy about. If you missed any blog posts from this week, go check them out- GRWM: Girls Night Out (hair, makeup, and outfit), 3 Makeup Tutorials 3 Different People, Downtown Girls Night (5 Different Outfit Ideas), I Finished Psalms! Thank you for reading. Sending much love and happiness your way. With love, McKenz.

5.9.16- So happy to be wearing boot cut jeans. Franny was a doll and wore them with me to school, stay tuned for my Boot Cut Jeans Hot or Not coming next week!

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, bralette: Old Navy, necklace: Forever 21, jeans: Gap, shoes: Pierre Dumas, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charmjng Charlies

5.10.16- Jeanie finally downloaded the pictures we took on her new Go Pro. Here is one of my favorites, it captures the essence of our friendship perfectly.

Outfit Details- shirt: Kohls, jeans: Gap, shoes: Old Navy, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

5.11.16- Matching Vineyard Vines hats with Nick today for my first day wearing one to school. I thought I looked like a soccer mom but loved it.

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, shoes: Pierre Dumas, bralette: American Eagle, necklace: Forever 21, hat: Vineyard Vines

5.12.16- A huge thank you for 500 followers on Instagram and 150 on StyledByMcKenz. I finally made it to Season 4 on Friday Night Lights and am so excited to find out what happens.

Outfit Details- shirt: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

5.13.16- Friday night was spent getting my girls ready for prom, they looked absolutely stunning. Afterwards I went tumbling with my munchkin Kendall and Madison. Felt good to be back in the gym.

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, bralette: American Eagle, shoes: Bass&Co, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

5.14.16- Spending the day in big tshirts and playing basketball with Jeanie and Madison. We found our way to the lacrosse game where we won and we jammed out to our friend GB’s music: check him out on Sound Cloud here.

Outfit Details- shirt: Unknown, leggings: Gap, sneakers: Nike

5.15.16-Spending the day studying, blogging, talking with Jeanie, and getting ready for the long school week ahead. All of us here are wishing for some sunny days ahead because rainy weather stinks!!!

Outfit Details- shirt: spirit wear, boxers: Gap

Finding Yourself

I Finished Psalms!

Hello friends!!! This week I had the pleasure of finishing Psalms. If you’ve been around for a while or know me personally, you would know that I’ve read a little bit of Psalms every night since January 1st. It’s the only book I have ever truly finished from my Bible but I am more than pleased that Psalms was my first. I think that there is so much to learn from every verse in Psalms. It has truly opened up my eyes to trusting the Lord, finding peace with old friends, finding courage in myself, and remembering that God’s love endures forever. If you are new to reading the Bible, please read Psalms because it is absolutely breathtaking the way it has impacted me and turned my world upside down. My next goal is to finish Proverbs and start either Hebrews or Matthew. If you’re a Christian let me know what you prefer. That’s it for today’s super simple post. I hope you feel all of God’s glory upon you today and all the days ahead. With tons of love and a very happy heart, McKenz.

Psalm 150:3 “Let everything that has breath give praise to the Lord.”

Fashion

Downtown Girls Night (five outfit ideas)

Oh my love for these girls is so endless. You make me the happiest girl ever and I can’t thank you enough for it. I love nights like this, when we’re all dressed up and clutching our stomachs with laughter. I did makeup tutorials on everyone’s makeup so I decided I might as well show you our outfits for the girls night out downtown. Btw Jeanie doesn’t have any outfit pictures but ( green tank: Forever 21, jeans: American Eagle, shoes: Target, watch: Target). Enjoy these super cute pictures where we tried to capture the essence of our heartfelt friendship. I love you all forever.

shirt: TJ Maxx, jeans: Target, wedges: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani

shirt: Vineyard Vines, jeans: Gap, booties: Nine West, watch: Fossil, ring: Pandora

shirt: Abercrombie, bralette: American Eagle, jeans: Hollister, wedges: Toms

shirt: American Eagle, jeans: Hollister, wedges: unknown

Thank you so much for reading today’s post. Check out my “3 Girls, 3 Makeup Tutorials” and “Get Ready With Me: Girls Night Out” to see even more detaisl on the night and all of our makeup done by yours truly!! 🙂 I hope you all have the best day because you deserve nothing less, thanks for sticking around. With love, McKenz.

Makeup

3 Makeup Tutorials, 3 Different People (featuring drugstore palettes and Naked Smokey)

Good morning friends I hope you’re doing well. I do my friends makeup all too often but I’ve never thought to show you all the looks I put together, so today I decided that today I would sit down and walk you through the makeup I did on three different people.


To start Celia’s makeup I applied the Elf Mineral Face Primer all over her face with my hands. With a damp beauty blender, I took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and pressed this all over her face, making sure I blended down the neck. To keep her makeup in place all night I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. To cover any blemishes I used my Stila Concealer and a beauty blender. Pat rather than rub to get the best coverage on acne. I lightly contoured using my Anastasia Contour Kit. For the eyes I started with the Lorac Eyeshadow Primer and than applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo all over the lids. I used the Naked Smokey palette as follows- lid: “high” crease: “combust” outer v: “radar” and “whiskey” brow bone: “thirteen”. For the brows I shaped and filled them in with the NYX Eyebrow Powder. After I applied two generous coats of the Maybelline Great Lash mascara and the Maybelline The Falsies. To finish off the look I had Celia apply a little  Essence Lipstick in “natural beauty”.


Onto Jeanie’s makeup… I started by applying the Elf Mineral Face Primer all over. I than took the Covergitl Outlast Foundation on a damp beauty blender and evened out her complexion. To cover any blemishes I used the Elf Stick Concealer. To keep Jeanie’s makeup on all night I set with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and warmed up her complexion using the Physicians Formula Bronzer. Jeanie was the birthday girl so I felt it wouldn’t hurt to give her a good contour and highlight using my Anastasia Contour Kit. For her eyes I started with the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Maybelline Color Tattoo to ensure her eye makeup wouldn’t crease throughout the night. I used the champagne color from my Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette all over the lids for a bright pop. I than used my Naked Smokey palette as follows- crease: “radar” “whiskey”, brow bone: “thirteen”, center lid: “dirtysweet”. Than I took the dark green from the same Wet N Wild palette and popped it into her crease and dragged it onto her water line.  For the lashes we used Maybelline the Colossal and Maybelline Great Lash. To pull the look together I used the lipstick “natural beauty” from Essence.


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Madison came to me with her face makeup already done (Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, NYC Bronzer in “sunny”) and asked for a simple eye look. I popped “tease” from the Naked Two palette into her crease to give her some dimension and filled in her brows using Vaseline and my Naked Basics 2 palette  shadow in “crave”. Madison than applied the Marc Jacobs Eyeliner o her water line and the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to her lashes. We finished off the look with a nude lip from Rimmel. DSC_5475.JPG


If you missed my makeup look click here!!


Thank you so much for reading friends! I hope you enjoyed, please tell me if you like these types of posts and if not, what you would like to see. Thank you endlessly for your love and support. If you missed my last posts, go check them out!!- Get Ready With Me: Girls Night Out (hair, makeup, and outfit), Weekly Wrap Up #19. Sending lots of smiles and happiness your way. With love, McKenz.