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January Favorites

January has come and gone in the blink of an eye meaning it’s time for another monthly favorites post. Keep reading to see what makeup products, outfits, and Bible verses I have been loving, plus everything in between.


This month I have absolutely fallen in love with street style and any clothing piece that is out there and different. I haven’t necessarily incorporated these things into my everyday wardrobe but it’s getting there! This month I experimented with lots of denim, chokers, anything velvet, and various shoes that I received for Christmas. Above are a few of my favorite outfits from this month.

IMG_4339.JPGAs far as makeup goes, I have fallen in love with matte liquid lipsticks and lip gloss. Something about lip gloss just does it for me. I have gone back to using one eyeshadow palette per week in hopes to equally use my makeup and have to say that Naked One was definitely my favorite this month. Other than that, I haven’t really come across any jaw dropping products this month.

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I figured I’d show you all my favorite page in my Bible from this month. It took me forever but Psalm 86 is so beautiful that it was worth it. These verses are such a reminder that Jesus has the power to save us with his love if we open up and allow him to. I highly recommend you reading these verses!

I am still watching 90210 but will most likely be finishing soon so leave me Netflix suggestions below… please. For music I have been loving the songs ‘More Than Anyone’ by Gavin DeGraw and ‘Be Yourself’ by Harrison Storm.

This month I have really wanted to be better in every way. I am trying to really step up my blogging game and slowly but surely up my Instagram game and I want to thank you all because I wouldn’t be where I am without you all. Also a huge hank you for helping me break record views this month! Stay tuned for some very exciting content coming your way in February!

IMG_4340.JPGWhat have you been loving this month. I would love to hear or read your monthly favorites post. Leave your comment or link below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best February ahead. With love, McKenz

This month on Styledbymckenz-

Styledbymckenz Turns One
What I Got For Christmas 2016
Best Of 2016-Makeup, Clothing, Moments, and More
Bootie Collection 2017
Makeup Of The Week- experimenting with new goodies
Weekly Wrap Up #1
Winter Clothing Haul
Over The Knee Lookbook
Matte Eyes + a Matte Lip Makeup Tutorial/YouTube Video
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 1 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #2
One Sweater//Four Ways
Blog Awards Catch Up
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 2 Edition
Upgrade Your Outfit-Winter Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #3
GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit
January Fashion Forecast
January Empties
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #4

 

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #4 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Happy Sunday y’all! This week I finished up first semester of my Sophomore year which is so crazy to think. It feels like eighteen pounds was lifted off my shoulder now that all my exams and finished and in knowing that I have a fresh start and new schedule ready for me Monday. This week was accompanied by the usual, school, cheer, and the Bible… sound familiar?! Anyways, I hope you all have had a good week and if you’ve been up to something fun recently let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have. Sending you all my love in the week ahead. Be sure to keep reading to catch my outfits of the week and see what I’ve been up to. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz: GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Idea, January Fashion Forecast, January Empties, Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition
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Check out what I was doing this time LAST year: Weekly Wrap Up #4

1.22.17- Spending my Sunday morning babysitting and coloring super cute pictures from the ‘Summer’ coloring book. Plus cheering on the Packers despite their loss. 😦

Outfit Details- sweatshirt: Green Bay Packers, jacket: Kohls, leggings: Target, socks: American Eagle, boots: Hunter

1.23.17- Special shout out to my girls for always being supportive in taking my outfit of the day’s. Syd, Ash, and Sasha I appreciate you more than you know!

Outfit Details- jacket: TJ Maxx, tank top: Old Navy, choker: Forever 21, jeans: Gap, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

1.24.17- Another day cheering for basketball. Super excited to be there doing what I love and watching some of my best friends do what they love too.

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, scarf: Old Navy, jacket: Kohls, leggings: Gap Fit, boots: Hunter, watch: Kohls

1.25.17- With second semester coming to an end some extra prayers and time with Jesus are much-needed. Reading some beautiful verses from Exodus.

Outfit Details- sweater: Talbots, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Target, necklace: Charming Chrlies, watch: Kohls, bracelets: Alex and Ani

1.26.17- Must be rubbing off on Madison because she picked out this super cute outfit all by herself this morning and wanted to be featured on the blog. Stay tuned for a week of me styling her coming next week. I guess Vineyard Vines + a vest were on both of our mind’s this morning.

Outfit Details- shirt: Vineyard Vines, vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Converse, necklace: Kendra Scott, watch: JORD

1.27.17- A Friday off of school was well spent by talking to you all on Instagram live before heading to cheer for one of the biggest basketball games of the school year. We lost. but it was so fun nonetheless.

Outfit Details- uniform, shoes: Nfinity

1.28.17- Spending the day roaming around Ikea with my mom and sissy before heading to watch Jeanie and the rest of our school’s pom squad kill it at their competition.

Outfit Details- jacket: Target, sweater: Old Navy, booties: Steve Madden, socks: Kohls, jeans: Hollister, watch: Kohls, purse: TJ Maxx

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition

Good morning, ladies. I hope you are having a great day; today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and as promise it is featuring the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. Although this palette isn’t the most practical for everyday wear and variety, the looks it creates are absolutely stunning. Below are five looks using this palette; enjoy!

Monday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’, ‘Limit’, ’Nooner’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Stila Lipglaze

Tuesday

Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Garnier Under-Eye Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Elf Blush Palette- ‘Peach’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’, ‘Trick’, ‘Nooner’
Wet N Wild Glitter
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipsticks- ‘Ruffle Trim’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation|
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Buzz’, ‘Liar’, ‘Factory’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Wet N Wild Glitter
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Matte Infallible Foundation
NYX HD Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Anastasia Dip Brow
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Strange’ ‘Limit’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Rouge’

Friday *Game Day!*

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Peach’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Wet N Wild Glitter
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Liar’, ‘Factory’, ‘Mugshot’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Well, that’s it for this weeks Makeup Of The Week! My favorite looks were definetly Tuesday and Wednesday. I am obsessed with the shades ‘Dust’ and ‘Trick’ from this palette. They create the prettiest looks and make the palette worth buying in my opinion. Which look was your favorite?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions or requests you may have. Stay tuned for a Naked Smokey Makeup Of The Week coming next week! Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

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January Empties

Hey, friends! Recently I have been loving watching empties videos and reading empties posts. I find that seeing what people have used up recently and hearing their thoughts about those products is so intriguing for some odd reason. Please tell me I’m not the only one that finds pleasure in ‘trash’!? Anyways, here I am today sharing with you what I finished up this month. Enjoy!

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As far as shampoo and conditioner go, I almost never use the same one twice. I am constantly changing up what I use and it takes me forever to finish hair products. I recently finished up a couple products from Suave and was super pleased with how soft my hair was after it had been washed and how replenished it felt. My only complaint for this product is I am not in love with the smell, otherwise I would give it five stars.

Product: Suave Sea Mineral Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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This Biore face wash is beaded and leaves your skin feeling super clean. It has a minty feeling to it and I found that although it didn’t necessarily getting rid of breakouts, it did a fairly good job at preventing them. This Cetaphil moisturizer is one of my favorites. It is very thick and not meant to be used before applying makeup. After the shower and before bed are my favorite times to use this product.

Product: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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For makeup related products, this month I finished the Great Lash Mascara from Maybelline. I love the ‘Blackest Black’ formula of this product as I find it lengthens and volumes my lashes best. If you’ve ever been around to my blog before you would know that any day I wear eyeshadow I wear the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’. This is my third one and I am obsessed. One pot typically lasts me a year or so, so considering I wear eyeshadow about five times a week for an average of 44 weeks out of the year, I use this product at least 220 times per pot. Seriously, best product ever if you’re looking to step your makeup game up to the next level!!! Micellar Water is the absolute best at removing makeup. Squirt the tiniest bit on a cotton round and you would be amazed that all your makeup comes off just like that.

Product: Maybelline Color Tattoo – ‘Barely Branded’
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Garnier Micellar Water
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

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Of course I couldn’t forget about the random products I seem to finish every few months. As many of you know, I am a cheerleader so the Got2B Glued hairspray is an essential hair product for me. It seriously holds anything. The typical nail polish remover; this one was so stubborn and made removing polishes a tedious task. As for shaving cream, whatever my mom buys I will use. Scent or brand doesn’t typically matter to me. And mouth wash; as you can tell Madison and I have been working on this bottle of Crest for quite some time now.

Product: Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes- a must have for cheerleaders!

Product: Up and Up Nail Polish Remover
Stars: 1/5
Repurchase: No

Product: Skintimate Skin Therapy Shaving Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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Well that’s it for my January empties. Let me know what you finished this month or if you enjoyed this type of post in the comments below! I am open to all feedback so please leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a fabulous day! With love, McKenz.

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Fashion

January Fashion Forecast

The beginning of a new year always comes with several new trends and fresh styles that make their way right onto the hottest stores’ clothing racks. I mean, who wouldn’t want to start the year with a jaw dropping ensemble?! Today I’m here to report what’s popular this month and which trends are stealing the hearts of every fashion fanatic at the moment.

First up without a doubt is tennis shoes. Whether they be Adidas Superstars, velvet platforms, or trendy New Balance’s I have seen sweet kicks on the feet of everyone with a name this month. Not to mention the fancy sock booties that have made their way into every clothing store this season.

We cannot forget about the slip dress trend. Whether a classic tee is paired under or a fierce leather jacket over, this look seems to be the current favorite for going out. Plus they double as a tank once paired into some mom jeans. With the nineties craze still in full swing, I find it hard to believe this one will be leaving anytime soon.

Workout wear and athleisure have made their way into every girls’ wardrobe as far as I’m concerned. Pairing perfectly with the sweet kicks I mentioned earlier, you can easily pull together an effortlessly sporty chic look.

And lastly, as always, endless chunky knits. They are inevitable around this time of year, plus nothing says a flawless outfit than a cozy turtle neck and a knee-length jacket. Adding a hat, scarf, or purse is always the perfect added touch, as seen all over my Instagram feed lately.

I have to say I’ve been jumping on the bandwagon myself and fallen in love with this month’s fashion forecast as well. The only trend I’m still unsure of is platform shoes, and solely for the fact that I don’t think I could ever pull them off. What trends have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below, along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. Thank you all so much for checking in, stay tuned for February’s trend report. Have a fabulous day, loves.
With love, McKenz.

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GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

Hey, ladies! I hope your day is off to a good start. I am always being asked how I get ready for a typical school day so today I decided to share with you a hair, makeup, and outfit idea for you and hopefully you can gain some insight as to how I get ready!

Makeup- Before I begin I wanted to say that no, I do not spray tan. My face is naturally much paler than the rest of my body, lol. Also, my makeup changes on a day-to-day basis as you can tell from previous blog posts and my Makeup Of The Weeks. Today I chose a rather simple makeup look to share with you all.

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I am starting by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm to ensure that my makeup lasts all day. I am then taking the Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to even out my skin tone.

I am then taking the Garniar Under-eye Roller Concealer and applying this in a triangle shape to conceal my under-eye circles. I am then taking the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and setting my face makeup to keep my face from getting oily throughout the day.

I am keeping the eye makeup to a bare minimum today by filling and shaping my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’. I am then curling my lashes and applying the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara while fully coating my lashes to lengthen and volumize them.

I prefer to contour and highlight after I have applied my eye makeup so I know how dark I can make the contour. I am using the Lumene Bronzer and the highlighter ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit to highlight the high points of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, and my cupids bow.

I have recently been loving blush so I am taking the peach shade from the Elf Blush Quad and applying this to my cheeks. I find that helps add some liveliness to my face. I am then taking one of my favorite lipsticks from Buxom in the shade ‘Brooklynn’ and applying this to my lips.

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That’s it for the makeup look, its super simple. I typically go for this look when I am in a time crunch or want to sleep in a few minutes, as opposed to the days when I do a ‘Makeup Of The Week’ type of makeup look.

IMG_4375.JPGHair- Before I get into the actual hair look itself, I thought I’d let you know my typical hair routine. I usually will wash and condition my hair on Sunday night using the uSmooth Cleanse and Conditioning products and heat style it the following morning. I will wear that hair for a couple of days and then repeat the same routine midway through the week. I have found that this routine helps my dry hair build up natural oils and keeps me from using heat on my hair everyday. The uSmooth products are perfect for my color treated hair and help keep my ends nice and hydrated!

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To begin I am spraying the USmooth Texturizing Spray  on my clean hair. I find that this helps make my curls look more relaxed and beachy. I am then using the USmooth Wave Iron to create some natural looking waves in my hair. I seriously love this product because it feels like I’m not using heat on my hair, almost like this is just my natural hair but better. Plus it made my hair so voluminous which is typically something my hair lacks. I am then making sure my locks stay this fabulous throughout the day by using the USmooth Flex Medium Hairspray.

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Outfit- My outfits change from day-to-day as you know from my Weekly Wrap Up’s. My usual outfits typically include a sweater and booties. This outfit is simple, chic, and comfortable, making it perfect for an everyday school look.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, booties: TJ Maxx, necklace: Old Navy, watch: Kohls

 

 

 

Well, that is it for today’s get ready with me. I hope you all enjoyed. What’s your typical school routine? Let me know in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I would like to give a special thank you to USmooth for providing me with the hair products talked about in today’s post. Check out their website here if you are interested in the products I used to create today’s look. Have a great day, friends! With love, McKenz.

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*Disclaimer- The hair products used in this post were given to me by USmooth. I am not being paid to talk about these products and as always all opinions are my own.*

Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #3 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Woo happy Sunday, loves! I wish three-day school weeks were an every week type of deal. I had tons of time off this week so I did what I always do with my spare time, plan for blog posts, write blog posts, and do more things for this blog. Starting to feel like a part-time job as I round out the last two weeks of my first semester of Sophomore year. I love both none the less. I can’t believe how fast time is going, February will be here before we know it! Anyways, I hope you all enjoy this week in my life. It includes seriously one of the best hair days of my life, the prettiest Bible page ever, and my new desk!!! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz: One Sweater Four Ways, Blog Awards Catch Up, Makeup Of The Week- Naked 2 Edition, Upgrade Your Outfit- Winter Edition

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1.15.17- Sunday Vibes in my favorite Hunter&Honey tee. Spending the day cheering on the Packers and catching up on all the blog stuff as per usual.

Outfit Details- shirt: Hunter&Honey, leggings: Old Navy, sneakers: TJ Maxx

IMG_4063.JPG1.16.17- Woo Mondays off of school call for being productive and swooning over your new hair goodies that came in the mail; thank you USmooth.

Outfit Details- pajamas!!!

1.17.17- Possibly the prettiest page I’ve ever journaled is Psalm 86. Jesus’s word is so unfailing and I love praising it. What a good day accompanied by good music + new verses suggested by the one and only Garrett.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, scarf: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, shoes: MK, watch: JORD

1.18.17- Wooo my sweet Garrett gave me his updated basketball picture for the back of my phone today! It’s the little things my friends.

Outfit Details- shirt: Old Navy, cardigan: Target, jeans: Old Navy, socks: Kohls, booties: DSW/Franco Sataro, jewelry: Michaels, Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies

1.19.17- Basketball games are the perfect way to kick off the long weekend. Staying up late and talking with the best of friends was the perfect way to end this day. (PS as you can tell this way clearly like the best hair day of my life)

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, bandana: Michaels, bracelet: Michaels, jeans: Gap, jacket: Kohls, shoes: VANS

1.20.17- Enjoying the day off thanks to Inauguration Day by chilling at home being productive. Lots of exciting new content is on its way so stay tuned. Plus hanging out at my new desk almost the whole day.

Outfit Details- tee: Brandy Melville, jeans: Gap, shoes: Converse, bracelets: Alex and Ani, Charming Charlies, Boho Betty

1.21.17- Spending the whole morning studying for my AP Government exam before heading to the annual cheer holiday party.

Outfit Details- tank: Old Navy, cardigan: Gap, pants: Old Navy, heels: Steve Madden, necklace: Forever 21