Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- Naked Smokey

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! Today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week, and this week’s is Naked Smokey edition. This is my least used palette of all my Urban Decay palettes so it was really nice to get to use it this week and experiment with some different looks. I hope you all enjoy and if you have any makeup tutorial requests please leave them below, I would be happy to do anything you want! Also, thank you all so much for helping me reach 600 followers yesterday, you all mean the world to me! Without further ado let’s get into the blog post, enjoy these makeup looks! With love, McKenz

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation ‘332’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked Smokey Palette- ‘dirtysweet’, ‘radar’, ‘whiskey’, ‘thirteen’
Wet N Wild Glitter Single ‘white’
Anastasia Dip Brow ‘blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Eyeliner ‘brown’
Maybelline Color Whisper ’some like it taupe’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Revlon Creme Quad ‘Precious Metals’
Naked Smokey- ‘thirteen’, ‘password’, ‘high’
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
Bare Minerals Lip Gloss ‘maverick’

Wednesday

Nivea Mens Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Smokey Palette- ‘high’ ‘thirteen’ ‘combust’ ‘whisky’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘pink nude’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
Naked Smokey
Naked Basics 2
Black liquid liner
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Rimmel by Kate lipstick ’14’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
NYX HD Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick – ‘brooklynn’

Fashion · Uncategorized

September Favorites

Hi friends, I can’t believe that September is already coming to an end, it feels like just yesterday I was starting Sophomore year and pulling you my bathing suits. Now I’m packing away my sandals andknee-deep in homework. This month was a huge one for styledbymckenz. Not only did I hit 1,200 Instagram followers, I hit 550 blog followers, and reached 50,000 views total on my site. I am so unbelievably grateful for all the love and support you all continue to provide me with. I love each and every one of you and couldn’t imagine my life without you.

For makeup this month I have been following one eyeshadow palette per week. I also have been posting a ‘Makeup of The Week’ every Saturday, be sure to check them out if you’re interested. My favorite palette this month was definitely Naked 3. I loved creating looks it’s this palette and got so many compliments. As far as foundation goes, I have been loving the Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation. I do my makeup at 6 in the morning and due to my crazy schedule I usually don’t get around t removing my makeup and showering until 9 pm. It has amazing lasting power and hardly budges. For lips this month I have been loving the NYX Lingerie Lipsticks and my Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick in ‘Cinnamon Spice’ for a bold, daring lip color.

As far as hair goes, I’ve been curling my hair with my ConAir 1 1/2″ curling iron like crazy this month. When the curls lose and start to fall it leaves my hair looking super voluminous and big which is how I like it.

I have also been using the Garniar Micellar Water to remove my makeup each night and it is amazing, I love it so much better than using a makeup wipe and it leaves hardly any residue behind. It’s so worth it!

For clothing, I’ve been transitioning my closet into the cooler temperatures and been loving my espadrilles this month. They look so cute with everything and are very trendy. I also really loved my overalls this month. These are just a few of my favorite outfits from this month. Check out my Weekly Wrap Up’s to see my outfits of the week from this past month.

I haven’t read too much this month, but when I get around to it I’ve been picking up ‘Milk & Honey’ which is so relatable and has the most beautiful poems in it. I highly recommend it. I’ve also been reading lots of magazines this month, whether they are a paper copy or the electronic version. I love Vogue, Cosmo, and Seventeen. As far as my Bible goes, I have read some amazing things this month. My favorites definitely being 2 Timothy 20, and Psalm 119.

I have been listening to so much music this month on my computer. A lot of it was recommended to me by Gb. I have a new obsession with The Lumineers which are absolutely amazing. Hozier is still always on repeat, Mumford & Sons are making a come back in my playlists, as well as Milky Chance who I always love to listen to when Fall rolls around.

As stressful as this school year has already proved to be, I have also been enjoying it so much. I have amazing friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world and get to do what I love every Friday at football games which is soemthing I am so thankful for. Our school is ending September 4-0!!

Well that’s a wrap for my favorites this month, I hope you all enjoyed. Thank you s much for the continuous love. Please leave any links below that you would like me to check out (pinterest, insta, blog, youtube) I would be happy to support you! If you have any requests for upcoming blog post please leave them below, I would be happy to hear them. Thank you all and have a wonderful October. With love, McKenz.

Fashion

Fall Fashion: Outfits + Trends

One of the most exciting parts of Fall is seeing all the runway trends slowly making their way into wearable, everyday clothing. Walking into your favorite clothing store and seeing the racks lined with suede booties, chunky knits, and earth toned pieces is the most satisfying feeling.

Open toed booties are just one of the trends being featured on the front of every major fashion magazine at the moment. They’re perfect for the brisk mornings that aren’t quite cold enough for socks and tall boots. Button front skirts can be found in almost every clothing stores Fall line. Denim or suede, these skirts are trendy and super versatile, as they can easily be transitioned into all the seasons. Vests are another thing that were spotted all over the runways. Whether you want a puffer vest to look preppy, a leather vest to look edgy, or utility for an added layer; vests are an extremely easy way to dress up a bland outfit. Chunky cardigans are the perfect way to layer up and transition your favorite summer tanks into the Fall season. Keep one in your bag, wear it off the shoulder, or tie it around your waist if you’re looking to mix up the everyday style. Flannels have been in style for quite some time now. Throw a scarf over top or wear it open with a solid tee underneath. Pop on a statement necklace or throw on a jacket for some texture changes and something eye-catching. Lastly, accessorize! You can never go wrong with adding a choker (so 70’s), funky belt, or the half up half down style with your hair.

Here is my take on some of these Fall trends-

Outfit Details- sweater: American Eagle, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, booties: Old Navy, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

Outfit Details- shirt: H&M, skirt: Kohls, flats: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

Outfit Details- dress: Forever 21, denim jacket: Kohls, choaker: Forever 21, riding boots: Kohls, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, vest: thrifted/Mossimo, jeans: Hollister, socks: Target, booties: Sam Edelman, watch: Kohls

Well, that’s a wrap for my Fall outfits and style report. I hope you all enjoyed and have the best Monday. thank you for stopping by. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. Let me know which outfit was your favorite. With love, McKenz.

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #40 (week in my life+ootw)

Hello everyone! Another week has passed which means it’s time for yet another Weekly Wrap Up. It’s crazy how fast time seems to be flying. Not to mention, it’s now Fall and October starts at the end of this week… how did that even happen?!? I am so excited for the upcoming weeks to come though, I am hopefully going to be accomplishing some super fun blog stuff and making the best memories with my friends. This week was jammed pack with some Fall transitioning outfits, so much cheer, and lots of stress. :,) I did however, come across this verse over the week that reminded me of God’s presence in my life. “You Lord are my lamp. The Lord turns my darkness into light” 2 Timothy 22:30. His love is soon good and so is yours, I can’t thank you all enough for helping me hit 50,000 views on styledbymckenz this week, I can’t imagine a life without you all. I hope you all enjoy this post and have had the best week. With love, McKenz.

9.18.16- Sending the afternoon with Jeanie and reading Milk&Honey which is easily one of the most relatable books ever. I am so in love with it and am so thankful for having some time to myself to read it this weekend.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

9.19.16- Starting Monday off in the most comfortable dress ever. After a long day at school, I headed to cheer for a soccer game. So thankful for Sarah and Bri who constantly help better me, breaks my heart knowing they’ll be graduating soon.

Outfit Details- dress: Old Navy, jacket; Kohls, shoes: Palm Beach Sandals, necklace: Forever 21

9.20.16- After a long day consisting of school, cheer, and a personal life, it is so nice to be reminded of God’s glory. 2 Samuel 22:31 says “the Lord’s word is flawless” and indeed it is.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hunter&Honey, shorts: TJ Maxx, sandals: Target, watch: Target, necklace: Charming Charlies

9.21.16- I felt like a million bucks wearing this outfit today, and it was definitely because of the denim skirt, lol. I loved it. Had to take a quick picture with Nick at lunch because he finally dressed up nice.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jean skirt: Guess, lace up sandals: Target, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kohls

9.22.16- Happy fall y’all! So happy that my favorite season is finally here and in full swing. Today I had to cheer for another soccer game which we won, 1-0. It was such a late night, but thank God tomorrow is Friday!

Outfit Details- dress: TJ Maxx, cardigan: American Eagle, shoes: Birkenstocks, watch: Kohls, necklace: Ann Taylor Loft

9.23.16- Happy game day!!! We were back home again this week and ended the night with a 49-0 Win. It was a good night to say the least. The after party was so much fun too. I love catching up with everyone and h hearing how excited the boys are after their win.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

9.24.16- A night out with the girls was much-needed after a long practice and watching our JV football tam take home another win. So happy to have picked up a few cute Fall pieces and eat the Chipotle I had been craving for days now! :,)

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Hollister, booties: Steve Madden, with: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty, purse: Target

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition

Hello everyone, I am back with another Makeup of The Week! This week I am using my beloved Naked 3 palette, although this palette is mostly rose gold shadows I found some ways to still incorporate into my daily makeup. I also tried to switch it up and wear a few lip color that were out of my comfort zone to get in the Fall Spirit. Make sure to check out my ‘Favorite Fall Lipsticks if you haven’t already! Please leave me any questions, requests, or blog links below. I am always happy to chat and follow you all. Thank you so much for reading With love, McKenz. Other posts from this week- Fall Transition Outfits, NYFW in Review
Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Elf Blush Palette- ‘mauve’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Naked 3 ‘dust’ ‘limit’ ‘nooner’ ‘trick’
Naked Basics ‘foxy’
Anastasia Dip Brow ‘blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘brooklynn’
NYX Glamgloss ‘do the hustle’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Covergirl True Match Foundation
Rommel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight, banana powder
Garniar Under Eye Concealer
Smash box 24 Eyeshadow Primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter ‘white’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3 Palette ‘dust’ ‘nooner’ ‘trick’ ‘black heart’
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Essence Lipstick ’Natural Beauty’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fir Me Foundation ‘332’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘barely branded’
Anastasia Dip Brow
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ‘milk’
Naked 3 Palette ‘trick’ ‘limit’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar – matte brown
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Buxom Eye Liner- brown
NYX Lingerie Lipstick ‘nude’

Thursday

Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation
NYX HD Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3- ‘strange’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Wet N Wild Lipstick ‘cinnamon spice’

Friday


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Matte Infallible Foundation+Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color tattoo ‘barely branded’
Wet N Wild glitter ‘gold’
Normal Gamed say makeup + ‘strange’ and ‘limit’ from Naked 3
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flammed Up Mascara
Rimmel by Kate Lipstick ‘119’

Fashion

Fall Transition Outfits + Tips

Happy Friday everyone, Fall has offically arrived which menas it’s time to start breaking out the new wardrobe. Today I have shared with you five tips and five outfit ideas to easily transition you closet from Summer to Fall. Feel free to alter these to your states temperature or take inspiration from any of these outfits. I hope you all like this post, I hd such a good time taking the pictures with Jeanie!

add a jacket over your favorite tank

Fall seriously has the best weather, you don’t ned to bulk up with too many layers so you cane easily add a cargo ja key over your favorite tank. Mine is a solid black one as it is so versatile. I’m keeping this look trendy by pairing it with some skinny jeans and my espadrilles.

Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy, jacket: TJ Maxx, shoes: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

pair a sweater and flats with shorts

Flow shorts don’t look to summer-y and can easily be paired with a fall colored sweater and your favorite flats. Lace ups are super in style right now and paired together so well with this outfit.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, flown shorts: TJ Maxx, shoes: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

add a flannel to a dress or romper 

Keep wearing your favorite Summer dresses and romper by simply throwing over a flannel. Tie it around your waist if you get too hot or wear it off the shoulder!

Outfit Details- romper: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

wear your summer tops and sandals with fall toned pants

It’s still pretty hot and humid where I live so I haven’t quite put away my tanks and sandals for the year, I’m pairing them with these maroon jeans so this outfit is totally Fall appropriate. You could simply throw on a cardigan if you got chilly too.

Outfit Details- jeans: American Eagle, sandals: Pierre Dumas, tank: Old Navy, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

keep wearing your favorite Summer pieces!!!

You don’t have to put away your favorite Summer pieces just yet, its hot enough to show your legs so I’m keeping my overalls out still and pairing them with my Birks which were another Summer fav. I easily transitioned these into the cooler months by pairing the with a fuzzy sweater and come matching knit socks. This was by far my favorite outfit.

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, overalls: Gap, socks: American Eagle, shoes: Birkenstocks

Well, that’s a wrap for today;s blog post. Which outfit was your favorite?! Let me know what blog posts/outfits you would like to see here on styledbymckenz. Thanks a ton for reading, sending you all my love and happiness. With love, McKenz. ps stay tuned for a new makeup of the week coming tmrw!!!

Makeup

My Favorite Fall Lipsticks

If you’ve read any of my Makeup Of The Week’s you would know that I hardly ever wear a lip product that isn’t nude but now that Fall has arrived I’ve ben breaking out one of my favorite fall lip products. I tend to only wear the lip products that don’t require me to reapply them more than once a day which is why I selected these products.

This is the darkest lip product I own and one of my favorites. Wet N Wild has the best lip products for super cheap, at only $2 a piece. They are super matte and have an amazing formula. The only thing I would recommend when buying one of these lipsticks is to swatch it because the color on the label does’t always swatch the same.

Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick- 05 Cinnamon Spice

This is one of the few berry looking lipsticks that I have. Essence has amazing, moisturizing formula with a very even application. For only $4 from the drugstore, they are totally worth it.

Essence Lipstick- o9 Wear Berries

This is my favorite lip product ever. Unfortunately, it was a sample size from a Bare Minerals Christmas Set and they don’t sell it in full size. Regardless, the formulation, cool, and long lasting finish gives you every reason to love it.

Buxom Full On Lipstick- Brooklynn

I love lip gloss, as I never grew out of my middle school girl phase. Bare Minerals has the absolute best lip glosses, they are minty and pretty sticky which I love.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss- Taupe

I love this elf lipstick because it’s only $1 and is not a true red. I find that I hardly ever wear red lipstick because it intimidates me. This one has some brown undertones so I tend to reach for it more.

Elf Lipstick- Posh

Well that’s a wrap for my favorite Fall lip products, what are you loving right now? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you all so much for reading, I hope you all enjoyed. Be sure to leave me any requests, questions, or comments below! I hope you all have an amazing day. With love, McKenz.