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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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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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Valentine’s Day GRWM (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit Idea)

Woo only one more day until Valentine’s Day! Truth be told, I have never been a huge fan of the holiday but once I began blogging I realized how many ideas a holiday can generate. Therefore, here I am blogging about a hair, makeup, and outfit idea for Valentine’s Day. I hope you all have the best day and enjoy this post. Let’s jump right in!

Hair- I’m sure we’re all well aware that my hair is a hot, frizzy mess when it’s not styled so to begin the taming of my hair I am going to be brushing it out and then spraying the Infusium23 Heat Tamer onto my hair. This will keep the heat of my curling iron from completely damaging my ends. For today’s hair I am going to be using the Conair 1/2′ curling wand and curling my hair in opposite directions and varying the amount of hair I pull each time. This will keep the hair different and add tons of volume to my hair. Lastly I am going to be spraying my locks thoroughly with the Got 2 Be Glued Freeze Hold Hairspray. This will completely hold my curls and allow them to be worn for more than one day at a time.

Makeup- Alright y’all, moving onto the makeup I beginning by priming my lids and face as always using my beloved Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer and the Urban Decay Primer Potion. These products will keep my makeup from sliding throughout the day and ensure that nothing creases.

Next I am taking the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation on a damp beauty blender and buffing this into my skin for an even coverage. I am then taking the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and mattefying my face to keep from getting oily.

Next I am going to be taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Brnaded’ and applying this all over my lids. This product is going to act as a base and keep my shadows in place for hours on end. For this look I am going to be using shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. First I am applying the shade ‘Buzz’ all over my lids.

Then I am going to be taking the shade ‘Limit’ on a fluffy crease brush and applying this into my crease. I am then taking a bit of ‘Nooner’ on a tampered crease brush and applying this to my outer V to create more depth and definition to the eyes. I am then popping a bit of ‘Strange’ in my inner corner.

For the brows I am going to be filling and shaping them using the Anastasia Dip Brow and highlighting my brow bone with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’.

I am then applying a coat of the Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara. For the lips today I will be using a Stila Lip Glaze.

I am contouring my cheek bones, temples, and nose using the bronzer from the Anastasia Contour Kit and highlighting the tips of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, cupids bow, and brow bone using the shade ‘Vanilla’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit.

I am in love with this look for the month of February!

Outfit- I am all about the fur and over the knee boots lately. For this look I am pairing a fur vest from Old Navy over a simple black sweater from Old Navy. My jeans are from Hollister and the boots I am wearing are from DSW. To add a subtle pop of pink to the outfit I am wearing a statement necklace from Charming Charlies and a bar necklace from Forever 21.

Well, what do you think of this look?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Sending you all my love! With love, McKenz.

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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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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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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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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.*