Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #29, #30, #31

Good morning friends! It feels like it’s been forever since we chatted, and unfortunately, that’s because it has been. First off Iย want to apologize, as Iย know it has been three weeks without a Weekly Wrap Up, but don’t worry, today I am here to bring you one! Also, there are no outfits in this Weekly Wrap Up. My apologies but there was no place to take pictures of myself while I was away. I had the absolute best time at the beach and am so thankful that my family and Jeanie’s were able to have such a memorable time. I am now super tan, blonde, and happy. I also want to say a huge thank you to all of you for supporting me along the way and helping me reach 300 followers here on StyledByMcKenz, and 800 followers on Instagram. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Your kind words are the reasons i want to continue blogging forever. I hope you all have the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

7/11/16- Hanging with Celia all day after staying up all night, what a surprise! We spent the day tanning and then made Go Pro videos in the pool with Madison.

Outfit Details- romper: Old Navy, shoes: TJ Maxx, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Target, bracelets: Boho Betty, Alex and Ani

7/12/16- Planning out tons of blog posts for my upcoming vacation. Took some gorgeous pictures for a Denim Lookbook coming soon!

Outfit Details- coming soon in tomorrow‘s blog post :,)

7/13/16- Another day hanging around the house with Madison and Celia. Today we walked a bunch and locked Celia out of the house for a solid half hour. Started packing for the beach too and then went to yoga. The

Outfit Details- shirt: Cheer Spiritwear, shorts: Nike, shoes: Rainbows

7/14/16-ย  Such a good day spent hiking with Gb. After finally being reunited we had the most peaceful time together before a night session of yoga. I love days like today.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, shorts: Hollister, shoes: Glicks, necklace: Forever 21

7/15/16- Had to say my final goodbyes with Celia and GB today, those two are always the hardest ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Spent the day at Garrett’s house and then the park with Celia before doing some final packing and blog planning.

Outfit Details-shirt: Old Navy, shorts: Hollister, shoes: Rainbows, sunglasses: GB, necklace: Forever 21

7/16/16- Three o’clock wake up call for a long car ride down to North Carolina. So excited to be down here with Madison, Jeanie and the family for two weeks. We spent the day in the water and then out for ice cream.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/17/16- Second day on the beach was absolutely beautiful. Started the day off with donuts and then spent most of the day in the water. Followed by dinner out and then Church.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/18/16- Spent the whole day in the water and soaking up the sun for our first settled down day. Afterwards we went out for ice cream and walked around town a bit.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/19/16- Beaching it like a normal day and talking to Celia after dinner. We miss you so much!!! Don’t worry though your cardboard cut out face is making it everywhere with us!

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/20/16- Was out to the beach super early in hopes to make the sunrise and then out in the water by nine in the morning. Madison and Jeanie somehow convinced me to walk to the pier before making it home for dinner and out for ice cream.

Outfit Details- top: Kohls, bottoms: Target

7/21/16- We had a normal beach day today and spent most of our time in the water because it was so hot. I could get used to the life of North Carolina. After we got home we went out for dinner and some shopping and then talked to Sean once we got home.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/22/16- Today we had our last beach day with my parents which was beautiful. It was so nice spending time together. Afterwards we came home and packed up our bags for the next week while catching up with Dustin and GB.

Outfit Details- top: Old Navy, bottoms: Target

7/23/16- Today Jeanie, Madison, and I said goodbye to my parents and were on our way to the next becah week with Jeanie’s family. We stopped at Dunkin and then spent some hours by the water before settling into the house.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/24/16- Woke up early for a gorgeous mass at eight. We spent the whole day in the water and then came home to make dinner and go fishing.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/25/16- Spending the whole day on the beach tanning, swimming, and walking. after we got off the beach we got all dressed up and went back to the water so Jeanie’s family could get some family pictures.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms:Target

7/26/16- A normal beach day today. Heading down to the beach at nine and leaving at five. Soaking up all the time I have under the sun because I know it won’t last forever. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/27/16-After a long 9-5 beach day we all went down to the pier to go fishing. I caught two whiteys and Jeanie’s mom caught a huge stingray! Once we came we played a huge game of RCL. Unfortunately, I lost all three games.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/28/16- The water was so clear today and full of dolphins. We took out the surfboard and stayed in the water most of the day. It was such a beautiful day, I wish I could stay here forever.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/29/16- Our second to last day was spent soaking up the sun and reading the book “Tan Lines”. Jeanie and I took a bunch of pictures and then packed up our bags before saying goodbye to the beach house.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/30/16- Today our beach trip came to an end. As sad as I am to be going home, I’m so excited to be sleeping in my own bed. We went to Dunkin and then hit the beach for a few hours before hopping in the car and heading home.

Outfit Details- top: Target, bottoms: Target

7/31/16- Spending the day catching up on blogging and catching up with a few friends. I ย missed Celia and our daily walks. Also, if you have any blog post ideas let me know, I’m considering doing a back to school series. I also was finally able to catch up on some One Tree Hill.

Outfit Details- pajamas

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My Top 5 Favorite YouTubers

Hi friends! I love reading yall’s blogs and watching your YouTube videos! Nothing makes me happier then watching you guys do what you love, So if you would like me to subscribe to your YouTube or blog; or follow you on Instagram, leave your links below and I will be happy to check you out! Today I wanted to share with you all my top five favorite YouTubers. I watch so many that it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the ladies I ended up picking.

  1. Steal the Spotlight
  2. Raegan Gresh
  3. Tori Sterling
  4. Tess Christine
  5. Danielle Marie

I hope you all check out these sweet ladies and love them as much as I do. Thank you so much for reading. if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below and let me know if you would be interested in me starting a YouTube channel. have an awesome day ladies! With love, McKenz.

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Skincare Routine

Hey guys, it’s McKenz! Today is my last scheduled blog post, woooo! Today I’m here to share with you my skincare routine which is often asked about. It’s pretty simple, but I hope you all find it helpful.


So as for some background on my skin; ย it’s normal to dry. I don’t have terrible acne; however, my skin tends to freak out when i use certain products due to my skin being more on the sensitive side.To start my day I always moisturize using the Cerave Moisturizer. It keeps my skin from being dry. At night I remove my makeup with the Kirkland Face Wipes. Once i’m in the shower I use the Cetaphil Cleanser to remove any excess makeup, unclog my pores, and clean my face.Once I’m out of the shower I like to apply some aloe to my face. I don’t burn but I find that using aloe in the summer keeps my skin hydrated and prevents my tan from getting flaky. Lastly, if I’m breaking out at all, I’ll apply a bit of Epidou and then some more moisturizer.


That’s it for my skincare routine! It’s pretty boring and simple but it works for me! I hope you all enjoy. make sure to check out ‘Beauty Basics: Contour VS Bronzer”, “Makeup Addict Tag”, and “My Top 5 Favorite Youtubers. Thank you so much for all the love and support. Have a wonderful day! With love, McKenz.

 

Makeup

Makeup Addict Tag

Hello everyone. I hope your morning is off to a great start! Today I am going to be answering the questions from the makeup addict tag which I have seen going around here on WordPress. Stay tuned to see if you’re one of the ten lucky ladies I tag! Without further ado… let’s get started.

1.What products are you always buying more of even though you have enough?ย 

I own so much eyeshadow that I don’t need but I always give in.

2.What is one product you could never live without?ย 

Definitely mascara, only because my eyelashes are so light, that by adding mascara my face completely transforms.

3. What is your favorite high end brand?ย 

By far Urban Decay. I always splurge on their products.

4. How big is your makeup collection?ย 

My makeup collection isn’t huge but it’s by far more than thee average person and I definitely don’t need it all. However, makeup is a hobby and my form of ‘art’.

5. How do you store your makeup?

I keep my makeup on my bedroom dresser in two, five drawer plastic containers.

6. How many makeup products are in your bag at the moment?ย 

I keep hardly any makeup in my bag, often times I only have the the lip product i’m wearing at the moment and an old stick concealer.

7. How long is your makeup routine and how many products do you use?

A full face of makeup usually takes me twenty minutes, using about twenty products. Honestly though, to get fully ready; as in hair, makeup, and outfit it usually takes me a half hour.

8. Have you every bought a makeup product, knowing that you wouldn’t need it?ย 

Of course! I know I’m not the only girl guilty of this one…oops. I most commonly do this with lip products.

Here are the ten girls I tag:

  1. thepearlylife
  2. cynthiarobinsonblog
  3. beautyliciousstyle
  4. embracevanity
  5. marivynblaire
  6. beyonfthesuedebeyonfthesuede
  7. kimberlyloveless
  8. sarahbutnettxsarahbutnettx
  9. mergingthreads
  10. everything&nothin

Thank you so much for reading everyone. I hope you all enjoy this post and have the best day! Don’t forget to catch my most recent posts if you missed them. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. With love, McKenz

Makeup

Beauty Basics: Contour VS Bronzer

Good morning friends; if you’ve never been around for one of my ‘Beauty Basics’ posts; welcome! Today I am here to share with you the difference between contour and bronzer. Along with that, the purpose of both products!

DSC_6366.JPGContouring is most easily defined as shaping your face to alternate your features. It’s most commonly used to slim down the nose, forehead, and cheeks. ย My favorite product to contour with is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contntour Kit. It has one powder, one highlight, one banana powder, and three contouring powders; all for $42. To contour I apply some product on an angled brush and work the product down the sides of my nose to slim it. I then work some product into the hollows of my cheeks and blend down towards the lips. I also work some into my temples to make the forehead appear a bit smaller.

DSC_6367.JPGBronzer is usually worked into your cheekbones and temples using a bigger brush and is meant to warm up the complexion and leave you looking slightly sunkissed. Bronzers are usually super affordable and can be found in high quality from the drugstore. my two favorites are the Lumene bronzer, and the NYC Sunny Bronzer. Both are under $6!

Well that’s it for today’s post. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. If you’ve missed any of my previous Beauty Basics posts: Beginners Everyday Makeup, Everyday Makeup Tutorial, The Purpose of Makeup and the Different Kinds, Learning Your Face and Makeup Terms. I hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by! With love, McKenz.

Fashion

Denim Lookbook

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Taking a swing down memory lane today. Denim was a thing of the past for quite some time, but it’s making a comeback that’s for sure. We decided o bring back the denim skirt, overalls, and denim dress for a little lookbook today. Everything comes back in style, so saving some of these pieces was well worth it. i hope you all enjoy these looks, we had so much fun putting this together. thank you for stopping by; don’t forget to read my last few posts “2 Summer Makeup Looks”, “GRWM: Girls Lunch Out”, “Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial”. Enjoy! With love, McKenz.


The Skirt:

Outfit Details- shirt: Hollister, skirt: Guess, shoes: Pierre Dumas, watch: Kate Spade, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Boho Betty, Alex and Ani, and DSW

The Overalls:

Outfit Details- overalls: Gap, shirt: American Eagle, shoes: Converse

The Dress:

Outfit Details- dress: Old Navy, shoes: American Eagle


 

Makeup

2 Simple Summer Makeup Looks

Good morning everyone, I hope you all are doing well. My two girlries were kind enough to let me use their faces for this blog post. I did some super simple summer makeup looks on them. These could honestly be used throughout any season but I tried to keep them super lightweight so they were more applicable in the summertime. So without further ado, let’s get into it! I hope you all enjoy.


Celia said I could do whatever as long as I applied some face makeup. So to start off her face, I applied the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation all over with a damp beauty blender. I set that with the NYC Powder/Bronzer Duo to keep her face from getting shiny and provide some color. I lightly contoured with my Anastasia Contour Kit. For the eyes I took the same shade I used to contour on a fluffy crease brush and worked it into her crease. It’s super subtle but adds some definition to the eyes. For mascara I used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and the Maybelline Colossal Mascara and applied generously. Lastly, to fill in the brows I used the Elf Eyebrow Kit to shape her brows and keep them in place! This is a super simple, yet gorgeous look!

Madison wanted hardly anything, so I started her off by shaping and filling her eyebrows in with the color ‘Frisk’ from the Naked Basics 2 Palette. Madison asked for no eye makeup, so she only applied mascara. I chose the Too Faced Better Than Sex. I lightly contoured using the Anastasia Contour Kit and then Madison applied a bold, red lip color from Nars.


Well, that is it for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed these two super simple looks. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below, I’m open to anything and everything! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day. Don’t forget to check out my most recent posts “GRWM: Girls Lunch Out”, “Soft Orange Makeup Tutorial//Too Faced Chocolate Bar” and “WWU #30”. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.