Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #24

Hello everybody! I hope you all have had a fabulous week! It has been a crazy week all around. I would like to acknowledge all the people that have played apart in my success here on StyledByMcKenz. Thank you all for helping me reach 225 followers and 600 Instagram followers. On top of this, StyledByMcKenz hit 25,000 views this week AND I have been welcomed into the Boho Betty family. If you would like to purchase any of the bracelets featured in my outfit of the day’s click here, and enter the code “styledbymckenz” to get 20% off your purchase! Stay tuned for a whole blog post on them, coming soon!! This week has been hard on so many people in my community which is why I want to encourage you all to please hold your loved ones tight and tell your friends and family how much they mean to you; you never know when it could be the last time. More exciting news, is this coming week is my last week of school and then summer here I come!! Wooo, I hope you all are entering the week ahead with a heart as full as mine, thank you for reading! With love, McKenz.

6.6.16- agh, so many things happening on StyledByMcKenz lately!!! want to thank you all for helping me reach 25,000 views today, you all mean the world to me.

Outfit Details- shirt: Forever 21, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty, Charming Charlies

6.7.16- Me and Mason have matching friendship bracelets as of today. We made them different colors though, because we don’t wanna curse the friendship.

Outfit Details- shirt: Forever 21, shorts: TJ Maxx, shoes: Target, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty, and Charming Charlies

6.8.16- Today our community experienced the death of a few high school students. Gathering and grieving with one another was so heart breaking yet up lifting at the same time. The gorgeous sunset as we left church was a reminder that they will always be with us.

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, shoes: Target, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

6.9.16- Gathering up some verses tonight to help my friends keep an open mind on life. Lamentations 3 is also such a good read if you’re looking for something longer to read!

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: American Eagle, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Rainbow, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Boho Betty

6.10.16- Spending time with Jesus while with my girls Madison, Celia, and Jeanie. The sunset was absolutely stunning tonight which was a perfect reminder that He is always with us!! Shoutout to all the youth group leaders that have made us look at things a little differently.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: American Eagle, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Converse, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

6.11.16- Got to spend the whole day with Gb and then the whole night surrounded by all my friends at my birthday party. So lucky to have so many amazing people in my life, thank y’all for making tonight one for the books!

Outfit Details- shirt: Hollister, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Target, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Boho Betty, and Charming Charlies

6.12.16- Woooo two cheers for partner yoga at our first class ever! Getting ready for exam week and planning out lots of upcoming blog posts today… should be an interesting week ahead!!

Outfit Details- tank: spiritwear, sports bra: Nike, leggings: Gap Fit, shoes: Nike

Makeup

Makeup of The “Week”

Hello friends, after the overwhelming amount of love and support from my last Makeup Of  The Week, I felt that there was no better thing to post than another one. Sorry that there is only three days, it’s been hectic here! Here’s an inside look at my makeup from Monday-Wednesday. Full pictures and product lists are below, I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave any questions, comments, or requests below, and don’t forget to check out my latest posts if you missed them. Sending love your way! With love, McKenz.


Monday:
face primer: Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
face: Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation “225”, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
under eyes: Garniar Rollerball Concealer, Anastasia Contour Kit “banana”
eye primer: Lorac Pro Primer, Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
eyeshadow: Lorac “Sultry Starlet”,  Naked 3
brow bone: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “milk”
eyeborws: Naked Basics 2 “frisk”, Vaseline
contour: Anastasia Contour Kit, Lumene Bronzer
blush: Elf Blush Quad “peach”
highlight: Anastasia Contour Kit
mascara: Maybelline Great Lash, Too Faced Better Than Sex, Maybelline Big Eyes
lipstick: Essence Lipstick “barely there”



Tuesday:
face primer: Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
face: Laura Mercier Timted Moisturizer, Stay Matte Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
undereyes: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, Anastasia Contour Kit “banana”
eye primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion “Eden”, Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
eyeshadow: Naked 2, Wet N Wild Glitter Single
browbone: Lorac Love N Lace
contour: Anastasia Contour Kit
highlight: Covergirl Single Shadow “french vanilla”
eyeliner: Sweet&Shimer Glitter Eyeliner
mascara: Covergirl Flamed Up, Maybelline Great Lash, Smashbox Full Exposure
blush: Wet N Wild “pearlescent pink”
lipstick: Essence “oh so matt”



Wednesday:
primer- Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
face- Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation “225”, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
undereyes- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, Anastasia Contour Kit “banana”
contour- Anastasia Contour Kit, Lumene Bronzer
highlight- Anastasia Contour Kit
eye primer- Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”, Too Faced Shadow Insurance
eye shadow- Wet N Wild Glitter “gold”, Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Mascara- Too Faced Better Than Sex, Maybelline Great Lash, Covergirl Flamed Up
lipstick- Buxom Full On Lipstick “Brooklynn”


 

Makeup

Contour Routine/Tutorial

Hello friends and happy Thursday. It has been more than chaotic the past few days here. I would sit and chat about it but I’m sure you’ll hear about it all in Sunday’s Weekly Wrap Up. Today I wanted to post a contour routine/tutorial; as it is one of my most requested posts from my friends and family! I go in depth as to how I contour and which products I use. So without further ado, let’s get started…


Starting off your makeup with a fresh, clean, moisturized face is so important. I use the Cetaphil cleanser and the Cerave moisturizer before doing my makeup. I then prime with the Nivea men’s Shave Balm to ensure my makeup stays all day.

I prefer to do all of my makeup, leaving contouring and highlighting for the very last with the exception of lips. I find that once all of my makeup is done, I have a clear view of how much makeup I already have on my face, as well as how heavy of a contour will look good.

To contour I tend to reach for my Anastasia contour Kit ($42 from Ulta or Sephora) and apply with my Elf Bronzing Brush ($1 from local drugstore). I start by applying product to my brush and sucking my cheeks in to form a “fish” face. Afterwards, I follow where my face naturally draws in and the tops of my ears to estimate exactly where I should contour. I then work the product into my temples, focusing the product farthest away from my lips and slowly working it down about an inch from the corners of my lips. I then slim down my nose by swiping product along the sides of my nose in a straight line and then another one horizontally towards the tip of my nose to keep my nose from looking more elongated.


I tend to contour 4 out of 5 days throughout the school week. If I’ve learned one thing from makeup, it’s that practice makes perfect!!! So keep trying and you will eventually master the art of contouring. feel free to search up any Youtube tutorials to get a  better idea! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my makeup routine.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. If you missed my recent posts: Weekly Wrap Up #23, 15th Birthday Haul, Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Review. Thank you so much for all the love and support, sending lots of love your way! With love, McKenz.

Makeup

Nivea Shave Balm Primer Review & Pictures

A few weeks ago I purchased the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm from Walmart for $7.00 I was hearing so many good things about this product and since my Elf Mineral Face Primer hadn’t been satisfying all my needs, I decided that it was time to try out something new. The Nivea Shave Balm acts as a perfect face primer due to the glycerol in it which creates a tacky base, keeping your makeup in place all day. The smell is heavenly, I would describe it as musky and very Abercrombie like. It’s 3.3 ounces which is enough to do your makeup literally over 100 times. I think it’s the perfect primer and I will definitely be repurchasing.

Here’s a picture of my makeup at 3 pm: approximately eight and a half hours after I applied it. Keep in mind I am fifteen years old so my everyday routine within that time is sitting in school, riding the humid bus to and from school, and eating lunch outside under the sun. I’d say it does the job as well as it gets.

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Anyways, I really wanted to share my thoughts with you. The price is right, you can purchase it from any drug store, and it gets the job done which is why I wanted to tell you all to go out and get you some !!! Thank you all so much for reading, don’t forget to check out my latest posts, Weekly Wrap Up #23 and 15th Birthday Haul. Follow me on Instagram @styledbymckenz to keep in touch!  I hope you all have the best day and enjoyed this post. With love, McKenz.

Fashion

15th Birthday Haul

Hi friends, happy Monday! Many of you probably know that a couple weeks ago I celebrated my fifteenth birthday. Today I decided to share with you some of the presents I received. I am so thankful or all the people that shared this day with me and thought of me. By no means am I trying to brag, I just thought it would be fun to share with you some of the things I received! So without further ado, let’s get into the haul!


If you know me, you know I’m an absolute shoe hoarder. Whether it’s Christmas, my birthday, or any other occasion where you might possibly receive a gift, I probably asked for a pair of shoes.So these shoes are a combination of gifts from my sister, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and myself lol. The top two pairs of sandals are from Target. I’m still all for anything that laces up my ankles so I got the cognac pair for more boho outfits and the silverish pair for more chic, classy outfits.  Call us crazy, but my sister and I haven’t gotten one another a birthday or Christmas gift in years so this year we decided to buy each other a pair of Converse. I decided on a pair of maroon ones since it’s the color I tend to wear the most all year round. Last summer I searched for these rainbow flip flops everywhere, I couldn’t find them in my size so I gave up. Luckily when my birthday rolled around I had the bright idea of ordering them off of Amazon so that’s what I did. they are so cute and comfortable so they’re perfect to just throw on and head out the door. Everyone and the mother seems to own white high top converse, so it was my turn to hop on the bandwagon and I don;t regret it even for a second. Lastly, my Chacos!!! Chacos are a huge thing in the South and I have always wanted a pair to bring with me to Wisconsin in the Summer. So I decided to go for it, I’m so excited to wear these fishing, hiking, and walking around!

Besides all the shoes, my gift from my parents absolutely dropped my jaw. I’ve wanted a navy Longchamp for a few years now and my parents were the absolute best and gave me a navy size large. I’ve already used it a ton and am so happy to have a tote that is perfect for literally everything. I got a few  bathing suits and some Dunkin gift cards which is the equivalent to being rich in high school ;).


Anyways that is it for today’s post. I will be trying to do a look-book or some outfit ideas with all those shoes if you all would be interested in seeing that, thank you so much for stopping by and reading. Check out my last post here, follow me on Instagram here, and don’t forget to subscribe! Wishing you so much happiness today. With love, McKenz.

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #23

Hello everyone, long time no talk. First off I want to apologize for being super mia this week. Cheer tryouts were in full swing which left me a chaotic mess, luckily the stressful week was worth it because your girl made Varsity two years in a row! The end of he school year is right around the corner which means teachers are cramming in the last few lessons and slamming us with tests, so my apologies if the posts slow down due to exams. I’m so so so excited for summer to be here agh! Luckily, in the midst of all this I have found some awesome verses from Hebrews 9 and 10 which I touch on a bit below. Let me know if you like faith posts here on the blog because I’d be happy to do more! Also I want to say thank you for all the constant love and support and for helping me accumulate so many followers over the last few months! Follow me on Insta if you don’t already: @Styledbymckenz. Wishing you all the best in the week ahead. With love, McKenz.

5.30.16-  Happy Memorial Day friends!!! Today Jeanie, Madison, and I lounged around the house and then decided we should probably get up so we went and got some ice cream while soaking up the sun.

Outfit Details- shirt: University Of Delaware, shorts: Gap, shoes: Converse

5.31.16-  A super short week of school and jam packed due to cheer tryouts. Of course I’ve been more then nervous but as I was reading my nightly scriptures it was as if Hebrews  knew all my worries at the moment. It says ‘Let us approach with a sincere heart and absolute trust.”

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Converse, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies, purse: Long Champ, bralette: American Eagle

6.1.16- Breaks my heart knowing Jenna won’t be cheering with me next year, luckily she’s not going too far and will be coming home on the occasional Friday night to watch s do what we love under the lights.

Outfit Details- shirt: Forever 21, shorts: American Eagle, shoes: Pierre Dumas, bracelets: Alex and Ani and DSW, necklace: Forever 21

6.2.16- Woooo, wishing a very happy birthday to my bff Garrett. So thankful for him and all the smiles he’s brought Jeanie, Madison, and I. Today also marks Madison and I’s official second year of making Varsity Cheer for our high school. So excited for round two!

Outfit Details-dress: Forever 21, shoes: Target, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlies

6.3.16- Jeanie decided it would be a bright idea to attend graduation and of course since we had nothing better to do with our day off, we went.  So sad knowing Jenna won’t be with me cheering next year. Afterwards we spent the day with Dustin and Gb on the basketball courts. We also stopped by Caitlin’s graduation party, wishing her all the best in her future endeavors.

Outfit Details- romper: Old Navy, watch: Kate Spade, bracelets: Alex and Ani, shoes: Target

6.4.16- After cheering on the runners of Relay For Life, I hung out with Celia for a few hours. She’s officially on summer break so as I finish up my last couple weeks of school she keeps me company in my free time. Went to Ally’s graduation party and than spent the night with Celia and Madison.

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, shoes: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Forever 21

6.5.16-  Spending the day doing some major weekend catch up. Finishing up some homework, planning out some blog posts, picking out clothes, cleaning around the house, watching some Friday Night Lights, and reading some good stuff from the Bible.

Outfit Details- shirt: spirit wear, boxers: Gap