Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- Drugstore Edition

Happy Saturday, y’all! I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and this week I challenged myself to use ONLY drugstore products. Let me tell you… it was not as easy as I intended it to be. This week I tried to get over my fear of blush (success!), learned that I hardly own any drugstore eyeshadows, and that the drugstore does not have the widest range of eyebrow products! Despite this, I was able to make it through the week creating mostly super natural, fresh-faced looks with products from the drugstore.

Also if you are looking for a good drugstore option as far as eyeshadow goes, I highly recommend the Wet N Wild ‘Comfort Zone’ eyeshadow palette. It is about $6 from the drugstore and swatches/wears beautifully. I do not wear much drugstore eyeshadow, but when I do it’s almost always Wet N Wild.

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Peach’
Covergirl Single Shadow- color not available
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Victorias Secret Lipgloss- ‘Candy Baby’

Wednesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Infallible Pro Mette Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palette- ‘Comfort Zone’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- ‘Push Up’

Thursday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Maybelline Prow Precise
Ulta Eyeshadow Palette (free birthday gift)- crease shade
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Lumene Bronzer
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Mauve’
Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette- highlight
Essence Lipstick- ‘Natural Beauty’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Loreal Pro Matte Infallible Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Elf Blush Quad- ‘Mauve Sparkle’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Color Whisper- ‘Tough as Taupe’

Well, which look was your favorite?! Like I said I have been loving more natural makeup lately while sticking to nearly all drugstore makeup so I am going to have to go with Thursday. It was such a fresh-faced look and I still felt beautiful in my own skin! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the best. With love, McKenz

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Fashion

February Fashion Forecast

Hey, ladies! It’s about time I upload the fashion forecast for this month! If you’re new around here or missed my January Fashion Forecast, these posts are a place for me to share my favorite trends and pieces that I have been seeing everywhere from magazines to Pinterest to the people of our very own streets. As I have stated before, I adore trendy fashion that is different from the normal these days so here I am sharing with you what I have been loving lately.

First things first, band tees. I have been seeing these everywhere, paired with fishnets, over the knee boots, or an oversized denim jacket. I have always been a huge fan of oversized tee and will hopefully be jumping on this bandwagon sooner rather than later!

Fishnets are back ladies and gents… for real. I have seen these paired under dresses, under jeans, or even in sock form peeking out of your favorite kicks at the moment. I cannot wait to pick up a pair myself because I am seriously obsessed with this grunge edgy trend right now. Plus the girls from FIT (one of my dream fashion schools) that I follow on Instagram have been styling these nonstop and they look ah-mazing to say the least.

Everything that goes around comes around… especially in the fashion industry these days. Scrunches had their resurrection a few seasons ago but lately I have been seeing ones in velvet, fun Spring patterns, or just worn on the wrist for a super fun look. They remind me of sunshine, so maybe that’s why I love them so much.

And last but not least for this month, fake glasses! I have bene loving simple wired frames that are not needed for actual vision problems. They are so cute and something about them just really draws my attention. So obsessed!

What fashion have you been loving this month?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. I am always happy to chat! Wishing you all the best days ahead. With love, McKenz.

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Fashion

Spring Vibes // OOTD

Right when I started to think that spring weather would never show a glimpse of itself, Mother Nature decided to give us weather in the high sixties and low seventies! We’re going on almost a week in a row now with the most amazing sunny, warm weather and I can not say I am the tiniest bit disappointed by it.

The other day I had a girls day with my mom and wore this super cute outfit that was perfect for the fabulous Spring weather we have been having so I decided that I would share it with you all.

I paired this simple off the shoulder top with some distressed ankle lengthen jeans that I bought on clearance from Old Navy a while back. I threw on my espadrilles fromForever 21 because they scream Spring to me and added my Kendra Scott for an extra touch. I am also wearing a few random Alex and Ani’s and my Boho Betty bracelet.

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What have you all been wearing lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing lots of sunny days upon you all. With love, McKenz.

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Fashion

New York Fashion Week In Review

New York Fashion Week is the most talked about event in the fashion industry. Between the styles, designers, and attenders; the amount of stuff to cover is absolutely endless. I am so jealous of all the bloggers that got to attend such a luxurious event. Unfortunately, I’m sitting on the sidelines wrapping up everything I’ve seen/heard and sharing with you my thoughts and takes on the high fashions that lined the runway over the last week or so.

First things first- the designers. Around 100 designers were selected to be in New York Fashion Week this spring to share their Fall 2017 lines. If I’m being honest, some of the designers I’ve never even heard of as per usual and others are designers whose work I frequently look at and actually enjoy keeping up with. Project Runway, Tommy Hilfiger, and J Crew were some of my favorites to keep up with this time around.

Fashion Week was last week and had various shows all day along from around 9:00 am- 6:00 pm. The next NYFW will be held in the Fall and it is currently Hong Kong Fashion Week where designers like Gypsy Sport, Adam Selman, and Coach will be featured.

After looking through and analyzing literally thousands of pictures from the runways and the streets  from this past week I have quickly realized what trends for the upcoming seasons I myself will be seen in, and which I wouldn’t dare wear out. I am so beyond excited to see how stores revamp these styles and what celebs + bloggers will be pulling them right off the runway.

Now let’s dig into the trends. Keep in mind this was the Fall 2017 show.

  • Pom poms, tassels, and other fun accents were seen everywhere on clothing. They add a funky flare, that looks DIYed in my eyes. It’s growing on me, if I’m being honest. I like how different it is, and on shoes I think it will be such a statement.
  • Politics is another thing that was taken to the runways this time around. Women advertising their strength and their rights was extremely popular and seen on the bodies of many models from Prabal Gurung.
  • Talk about velvet everywhere. Dresses, tee’s, pants, shoes… you name it and the runways had it all. I adore velvet and am so happy that it will not be leaving us quite yet.
  • Fringe was spotted everywhere as well. Mostly on dresses and skirts. It seems flattering, sexy, and daring.I can’t wait to see what stores do with this trend.
  • Oversized everything has taken the hearts of us all for the last few seasons and will continue to be seen everywhere this coming season. Jackets and pants seem to be the latest category to be seeing it.
  • Let’s talk about sleeves. Every type of pattern, style, or flare you could imagine a sleeve to have this weeks runway brought. I am loving all of the ruffles and such and have already started to see stores like Forever 21 and Target featuring this trend in their Spring lines.
  • And saving one of my favorites for last.. embroidery. I’m not sure why I am loving this one so much but it’s so creative and different that it has completely stolen my heart. I can not wait to see more embroidery on shoes, jackets, and dresses in the near future!!

I obviously am no professional, nor did I attend NYFW, however, based on the countless pictures, articles, and videos I have seen/read/and watched I thought it would be fun to put together my thoughts on this seasons Fashion Week. I love this week because designers are adventurous and create pieces that somehow work their way into more realistic styles that are then later put into our local stores for your average girls like myself to wear. Creativity is absolutely endless in the eyes of designers which is what makes this week so great in my eyes.

What trends did you spot on the runways and/or streets this season?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #7 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Happy Sunday, friends! I am so thankful for this day off and to finally take a breather. Lately I’ve been feeling like I never just sit down and relax; it’s like I’m always go go go. Nonetheless, this week was another good one and full of some of my last cheer obligations of the year! Spending time with some sweet friends and of course my even sweeter Jesus. Let me know what you all have been up to in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! I am always happy to chat! Wishing you the best week ahead as always. With love, McKenz.

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2.12.17- Spending this Sunday the same as every Sunday basically. Taking blog pictures for the week ahead and spending far too long scrolling through my Instagram feed.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, necklaces: Charming Charlies, jeans: Hollister, boots: DSW, vest: Old Navy

2.13.17- I love days after school spent with Madison and Abby. It’s the little things my friends.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, vest: Old Navy, boots: DSW, watch: Kohls, necklace: Forever 21

2.14.17- Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Eating some candy and reminiscing on this super cute shoot with Madison bus senior night for boys basketball :(.

Outfit Details- shoes: Glicks, jeans: Hollister, top: Old Navy, necklaces: Charming Charlies and Forever 21, watch: Kohls

2.15.17- Cheesing with Ash during lunch today because what better thing to do when your Wednesday is dragging along and you’re jean twins for the day.

Outfit Details- shirt: Aeropostale, cardigan: Old Navy, jeans: Gap, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy

2.16.17- Sweet time spent with Jesus tonight after a long day at school and being reminded that we should put our hearts out to Him, for he is our refuge! How comforting is it knowing He is with us always?!

Outfit Details- tank top: Forever 21, cardigan: Gap, jeans: Gap, shoes: Forever 21, necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

2.17.17- Thank God it’s Friday omg. Headed on a  walk and to play some basketball with Madison after school before going to yoga with my sweet Fashion Club friends.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, necklace: Loft, jeans: American Eagle, socks: Target, booties: UGG, watch: Kohls

2.18.17- Seventy degrees in February?! I think yes! Chilling outside with my new styledbymckenz cup before heading to see La La Landand run some errands with my momma.

Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Old Navy, necklace; Kendra Scott, shoes: Forever 21, bracelets: Alex and Ani

Makeup

Makeup Of The Week- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Edition

Happy Saturday, y’all! I am back with another Makeup Of The Week and today I am featuring my beloved Chocolate Bar palette from Too Faced. I have had this palette for almost two years and am still in love with it. The color combinations that can be made with this palette are absolutely incredible and I am always so pleased with how my eyeshadow turns out. Keep reading for five looks using this palette!

Monday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘White Chocolate’, ‘Milk Chocolate’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Color- ‘Mochalicious’

Tuesday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Black Cherry Truffle’
Naked 3 palette- ‘Limit’, ‘Trick’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Amaretto’, ‘Cherry Cordial’
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Maybelline Brow Precise Pencil
Essence Lipstick- ‘Oh So Matt’

Thursday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Anastasia Contour KIt- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Marzipan’, ‘Salted Carmel’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Buxom Full On Lipstick ‘Brooklynn’

Friday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar- ‘Creme Brûlée’, Hazelnut’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Buxom Lip Gloss

Well, that’s all for today’s blog post. Which look was your favorite?! I’m going to have to go with Friday because it is such a classic for me. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have. Have a fabulous day, loves. With love, McKenz

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Blog Award Catch Up

Hey, loves! Over the last few weeks the number of nominations I have received for blogging awards has been piling up. As I was sitting down and sketching a general skeleton of a schedule for each month at the beginning of the year, I promised myself to do at least one blog award catch up/life update each month. Because sometimes it’s okay to sit down and just chat and not have every little thing planned out. So, that’s simply what I am going to be doing today. Get cozy, this is going to be a long one.

Blog Award #1- Thank you so much everlastingnikita for nominating me and Okoto Enigma for starting such a brilliant tag!img_5169.png

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

Three things about me- (school edition)

  1. I am apart of the school’s newspaper and I love it. Being able to write stories about fashion and events taking place at my own high school is so much fun and has really opened up my eyes to all sides of my school.
  2. This will be my second year helping out with my school’s drama department by doing makeup! I love being able to hang with a completely different side of my school.
  3. I am in my first AP class (AP Government) this year and I have learned an astonishing amount since the beginning of the class.

Here are the questions I was asked-

  1. If you had the choice of knowing when and how you would meet the love of your life, would you want to know? No, I don’t think I would want to know. I think that you must experience heartbreak to know what love is therefore I would not want to rush into nowing.
  2. What is your biggest flaw you have? I am seriously so anxious it’s not funny. I wish I could help myself from worrying about things that I have no control over.
  3. If you had to choose where you would spend your life, where would It be? I’m not sure. Out of college I would love to live in New York City for all the amazing fashion and opportunities; however, I would love to live somewhere with a warmer climate. I hope to live somewhere one day that screams home and is as comfortable to me as where I am now.
  4. Let’s pretend you’re in an abandoned island, what is 5 things you wish you would have with you? My sister for sure, water, a pair of sneakers, a camera, and something to for self-protection.
  5. How are you doing today? Today I am doing well. I am slowly but surely checking as many things as possible off of my to-do list for today.

Here are my questions to you-

  1. Where do you picture yourself in ten years?
  2. What was the first camera you ever had like?
  3. How has your dad impacted your life?
  4. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch? YouTuber?
  5. When do you feel most productive?

Nominees-

  1. lovealwaysashleyj
  2. bakersfieldbeautyblogger
  3. courteneynoonan
  4. hipsterhana 
  5. foodfashionanddesign

Blog Award #2- Thank you so much asmilingheart for nominating me!

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Rules-

  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me-(blogging edition)

  1. This month is my fourteenth month blogging! (ah that’s so crazy!)
  2. My mom helped design my ‘Styledbymckenz’ logo for my site launch in January 2016 and I still love it till this day.
  3. My sister and my mom take the majority of my blog photos and I love them for it.
  4. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. I always wake up around 8 and clean my room, pick out outfits, write, blog, and take pictures for the week ahead. It’s my most productive day of the week.
  5. Growing my Instagram account is something I am working really hard to do. Be sure to give me a follow here. 🙂
  6. My blogging schedule has almost always been Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. With an additional post Saturday if I have enough ideas for the month.
  7. I have a list of blogging goals sitting above my desk to keep me motivated. My two main goals are to switch to a self hosted site and reach 2,000 blog followers by the end of the year.

Nominees-

  1. sincerelyashxx
  2. laceandflannels
  3. bdarielle
  4. laleelovesbeauty

Blogging Award #3- Thank you so much Caitlin for nominating me!

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  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me- (random edition)

  1. I love to read and wish I had more time to do it. If you have any book suggestions leave them below please! 🙂
  2. I have over fifty pairs of shoes. In my defense, my foot hasn’t really grown in a few years so I don’t typically have to get rid of shoes.
  3. I really want a pair of fake glasses.
  4. White is probably my favorite color to wear.
  5. I eat popcorn almost everyday.
  6. In the Summer I try to walk five miles a day when I’m not traveling or in a different state.
  7. My goal is to make it to ten states this year.

Nominees- 

  1. littlebeautyblogxo
  2. darlydarly
  3. inthemodeof
  4. klytalks

Blogging Award #4- Thank you so much Happy Go Lucky Hoosier Girl for nominating me!

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  1. Display the award
  2. Thank the person who gave the award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself
  4. Nominate Bloggers

Seven things about me- (life after high school edition)

  1. The thought of not living down the hall from my sister absolutely breaks my heart even though she’s a pain in my butt half the time.
  2. I hope to study something in the fashion industry in college.
  3. I am currently looking at schools to visit within the coming months! If you have any recommendations please leave them below!!
  4. Going to school in a big city sounds like a dream come true.
  5. I love the idea of being in a sorority but most likely would never join one.
  6. I love the idea of knowing almost nobody in college because it gives you a complete fresh start.
  7. I hope to live within driving distance of Madison once we are both in the real world!

Nominees- 

  1. jessicajadebeauty
  2. kingdomofsequins
  3. anotheronecalledbecky
  4. themakeupcase17

*For the Versatile Blogger Awards I chose to base my seven facts on different topics but feel free to talk about whatever you would like!

Well that is it for today’s blog post. I hope you all found this insightful and were able to get to know me a little better plus discover some new bloggers to add to your subscription box! Thank you again to all the beautiful ladies that tagged me; I am so grateful! Have a fabulous day everyone. Talk soon; with love, McKenz.

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