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Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial//YouTube Video

Hello ladies! As I mentioned recently, YouTube videos are something I am trying to do a better job with this year in terms of uploading more. I am super excited to be bringing you one of my favorite makeup looks ever using my Naked 3 palette. This look is perfect for Valentine’s Day so hopefully you can gain some inspiration from it. FullSizeRender-8.jpgClick here to watch the video! Be sure to hit the like button if you enjoyed and subscribe if you’re interested in seeing more videos from me in the future.

To begin this makeup look I am starting by priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm. This will keep my makeup lasting all day and prevent any creasing from my face makeup. I am also going in with the Urban Decay Primer Potion and prepping my lids for the shadows to come.

To start off with the face makeup I am taking the Covergirl True Match Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin to even out my face and provide a light to medium coverage. I am then setting this with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep from getting oily as the day goes on.

I am using the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer to cover my undereye circles and any other imperfections I might have. To set that I am using the banana powder from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

I am then prepping my eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Branded’. This will make my shadows last all day and stay as vibrant as when they were first applied. For the eyeshadow I will be using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I am first going in with the shade ‘Limit’ and applying this to my crease as a transition shade. I am then taking the Wet N Wild Glitter Single and applying a bit of this to my lids. This will keep the shade ‘Dust’ from the palette extra glittery and opaque. I am then applying the shade ‘Factory’ to my crease. To ensure a seamless transition between the shadows I am using the matte shadow ‘Nooner’ from the palette. Lastly I am mixing ‘Mugshot’ and ‘Darkside’ and applying this to my outer V and lower lash line with a tappered crease brush.

I am then using the Anastasia Dip Brow in the shade ‘Blonde’ to fill and shape my brows. To highlight my brow bone I am using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Milk’. To finish off the eyes I am using the Smashabox Full Exposure mascara on both my upper and lower lashes.

I am then contouring using the Lumene Bronzer and then highlighting using the shade ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit on the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid’s bow. I’m adding a bit of the Wet N Wild Blush in the shade ‘Pearlesecent Pink’ to tie the look together.

And lastly, I am using the Buxom Full On Lipstick in the shade ‘Rouge’ for a simple completion to the look.

I love this makeup look because it is not too dramatic. It’s soft but still glamorous and that is why I reach for it so often. I really hope you all enjoyed this video/tutorial. Be sure to leave me any questions, comments, or requests for new videos in the comments below! Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.

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Galentine’s Day- Craft, Activities, and Pajamas

Don’t be fooled y’all, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just for the couples; grab your gal pals and plan a girl’s night in this Valentine’s Day! You’re sure to have as much fun watching Nicholas Spark’s movies as the girls eating expensive meals at the diner down the street.

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First things first, a night spent in the basement calls for pajamas that are fit for the holiday. Madison and I are wearing red and white polka-dotted pants from Old Navy and plain white shirts for our cozy night lazing around. Yes, we are those twins that still match sometimes at fifteen years old, lol.

We started off our girl’s night by popping some popcorn and grabbing all the candy we could find. Opting for ice cream with too many sprinkles and whipped cream is always a good idea too. (Candy hearts are a must have for me every year even though it feels like my teeth are rotting on the spot whenever I eat them!!)

Movie marathons are always on our agenda so we picked all the sappy ones we could find around the house. ‘The Lucky One’, ‘The Vow’ and ‘The Longest Ride’ from Nicholas Sparks were on our TV tonight as well as some of our childhood favorites ‘Bride Wars’ and ‘27 Dresses’. Don’t forget the tissues because these chick flicks are sure to have you in tears. Getting cozy on the couch to watch a few movies is always a good way to end the week anyways.

Whenever we have a girl’s night we also do a stupid little craft along with it because it brings back memories of when we used to have sleepovers and craft for hours. I found these Valentine’s Day stickers lying around and since I’m obsessed with candy hearts I decided to make a few cheesy Valentine’s for my girls that couldn’t be here tonight. It’s the little things (plus the thought) that counts, my friends!

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What did you do for your Galentine’s Day?! I love a good girl’s night in and am so happy to have had this one be Valentine’s day themed. Let me know what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best today and always, plus sending all my love your way! ❤ With love, McKenz

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Weekly Wrap Up #5 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

The beginning of second semester and the start of February all within the same week have left me feeling very confident and ready for a fresh start. I have felt super motivated this week and have been putting all my energy into blogging and working on some exciting stuff coming your way very soon! This week was pretty relaxed which I know won’t last long so I took advantage of it as much as possible. I hope you all enjoy this weeks outfit of the week. Let me know in the comments below which outfit was your favorite along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! Sending lots of love your way and wishing you the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz: January Favorites, Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, Makeup Of The week- Naked Smokey Edition, Styling My Twin Sister for a Week 
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Check out what I was doing this time LAST year: Weekly Wrap Up #5

1.29.17- I was in desperate need of a lazy day, especially before diving head first into the new semester so I spent today in bed doing absolutely nothing there than stalking bloggers with cute outfits and fancy Instagram themes.

Outfit Details- pajamas

1.30.17- Working on an exciting post with this Madison this week. I love being able to style her and have a sissy that were the same size as me. (,:

Outfit Details- tank top: Old Navy, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, jeans: American Eagle, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy necklace: Nordstrom, watch: Kohls

1.31.17- Watching the boys basketball game after a quick cheer practice and a long day at school.

Outfit Details- sweater: Old Navy, shirt: Old Navy, fur vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Old Navy, watch: Kohls, necklace: Kendra Scott

2.1.17- Journalism class with Carly again is bound to make my days brighter. Loving my new schedule and super excited for this semester.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, necklace: Kendra Scott, jeans: Hollister, boots: DSW

2.2.17- Reading some sweet Bible verses from Isaiah and journaling one of my favorite pages yet. He is the best stress reliever.

Outfit Details- cardigan: American Eagle, shirt: H&M, scarf: Target, jeans: Gap, shoes: Steve Madden, socks: Kohls

2.3.17- Friday afternoons are meant for Dunkin runs and taking blog pictures with Madison and her boyfriend before third wheeling their dinner date. I love days like this one. (Sneak peak of the super exciting stuff coming to the blog this week!)

Outfit Details- sweatshirt: Buffalo State, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Nike

2.4.17- Spending my Saturday lazing around before going to another pom competition to support Jeanie. The team brought home second place and us cheerleaders could not be prouder of them!

Outfit Details- shirt: Spiritwear, cardigan: Hollister, jeans: Hollister, booties: UGG, necklace: Kendra Scott

Fashion

Styling My Twin Sister for a Week

As many of you know, I have a twin sister, Madison. Obviously we are not identical but some weeks she too wants to dress nicely. However, Madison often comes to me with a closet full of cute clothes saying she is unsure of what pieces pair together well. So this week I took advantage of her asking and decided that she would be in front of the camera rather than behind it for a change. She typically dresses very preppy. She loves Vineyard Vines and vests but likes to keep things pretty comfortable as well. In knowing this, I came up with five outfits for her to wear this week. Keep reading to check them out!

Monday- Madison specifically asked me to pick out an outfit that would look good with this denim ruffled top. I opted for some dark denim to add some contrast and some pearls to keep it extra classy and sophisticated. Her shoe selection to pair with this outfit in January wasn’t spectacular so I opted for some basic white Converse.

Outfit Details– shirt: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil, necklace: Mom’s, shoes: Converse

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Tuesday- On Tuesday a little dusting of snow was expected and Madison told me she wanted to wear her bean boots and this new red sweater that she had yet to wear since receiving it for Christmas. I figured a navy flannel with red in it would pair perfectly with the sweater and the navy blue on her boots. Her KJP bracelet tied the look together and we stuck with light wash jeans to break up the navy.

Outfit Details– sweater: American Eagle, jeans: Hollister, flannel: Old Navy, shoes: Bass, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil

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Wednesday– Today Madison asked specifically that I incorporate her olive-green rain booties into the look. I went with a matching olive-green vest and a coordinating white sweater and socks. She added a scarf for an extra layer.

Outfit Details– scarf: Old Navy, sweater: American Eagle, vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, booties: Old Navy, socks: Old Navy

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Thursday- It wouldn’t be a typical week for Madison if I didn’t include some sort of Vineyard Vines or a quarter zip. I paired a navy Nautica quarter zip with her beloved Hunter boots and picked out a long sleeve for an added touch.

Outfit Details- quarter zip: Nautica/TJ Maxx, shirt: Vineyard Vines, jeans: Hollister, boots: Hunter, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil

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Friday- I decided to let Madison get comfy today and paired her favorite red flannel with some basic leggings and riding boots. By throwing on a vest the outfit was instantly pulled together and she had an extra layer for the chilly start to the morning.

Outfit Details- flannel: American Eagle, vest: Kohls, leggings: Gap, riding boots: Kohls, watch: Fossil

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Overall I am really pleased with the outfits I came up with for Madison and so was she. It truly goes to show that you can make an outfit from any sort of pieces as long as you have a vision and an eye. I would like to say a big thank you to Madison for letting me use her for today’s blog post and I certainly hope this won’t be the last time.

Be sure to leave a comment letting us know which look was your favorite as well as whether or not you liked this type of post. If you any other questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below as well. Have a fabulous day, my friends.
With love, McKenz.

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Makeup Of The Week- Naked Smokey Edition

Alright y’all, last week I promised a Makeup Of The Week using the Naked Smokey palette and boy was it a challenge. This palette is my least favorite of the Urban Decay Naked palettes because I find the shadows in this particular one to be so patchy and dry compared to the original formula. The palette is so beautiful but very hard to work with on an everyday basis. So today, I am here with five different makeup looks as promised.

Monday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dirtysweet’, ‘Radar’, ‘High’
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil- ‘Milk’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Brooklynn’

Tuesday

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘High’, ‘Combust’, ‘Whiskey’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Rouge’

Wednesday

Bare Minerals Porefessionals Primer
Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, contour, highlight
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Dagger’, ‘Combust’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Lingerie Lipstick- ‘Ruffle Trim’

Thursday 

Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
NYX HD Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Blush
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked Smokey palette- ‘Password’, ‘Thirteen’, ‘Smolder
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Buxom Lip Gloss- ‘Nude Pink’

Friday– Honestly was not feeling it today and felt like not wearing a whole lot of makeup. So below todays pictures I will have some looks that I have previously featured using the Naked Smokey palette!

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Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Anastasia Dip Brow- ‘Blonde’

 

To view details on these looks click here.

This week was certainly a challenge for me but that’s what I intended these Makeup Of The Week’s purpose to be. I am hoping to do a super dramatic smokey eye tutorial using this palette soon so I can use the palette for its initial purpose. As far as my favorite look, I really loved Monday! Let me know which look you enjoyed most in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. What palette have you been using lately? Have a fabulous day, ladies. With love, McKenz.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you have a special someone in your life or not, it’s always fun to receive a little something on Valentine’s Day. Today I have put together the perfect gift guide if you’re on the hunt for something special. Whether it be for your girlfriend your bff, or yourself, they are sure to appreciate it!

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I selected a few pieces of jewelry for the gift guide simply because it’s Valentine’s Day and that is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the holiday. A watch, necklace, or earrings would all make excellent gifts. It’s easy, chic, and every girl loves to receive jewelry. Rose gold is perfect for this time of year and screams elegant in my opinion.

I included some gorgeous velvet heels because who could not love them?! They would be perfect for a date night. You can’t go wrong with Hunter boots either. My sister and I have been eyeing the red pair for ages now.

Sunglasses are a simple yet thoughtful gift. This pair from Steve Madden are trendy and perfect for all times of the year.

Lipstick is always a fun gift; the Too Faced Melted line is to die for and they have so many gorgeous pinks and reds that are prefect for February. I also included a perfume because it’s something I would much rather receive than purchase myself.

And saving the best for last is this gorgeous Chloe bag. Obviously the price tag is extremely hefty but hey, a girl can dream + there are so many cheaper alternatives out there for this beautiful bag.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you all enjoyed this gift guide and took some inspiration from it. If none of these work out I’m sure some chocolate will do just the trick. (,: If you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below; I am always happy to chat. Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.