Full Face of Drugstore Makeup Tutorial

Do you ever feel like your wallet is crying after browsing what’s new in makeup on Sephora’s website for the fourth time in a week?! I seriously cannot be the only one; but  don’t worry y’all, the drugstore is full of amazing items for prices that certainly will not break the bank. Head on over to your local drugstore and start picking out a few goodies, I promise some of the things you find will be just as good as from Sephora.

To begin the look, I am as always starting with a fresh, moisturized face. I am then priming my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Primer ($6.49) to ensure that my face makeup stays in place all day.

I am then buffing the Garnier BB Cream ($9.49) in the shade ‘light medium’ into my skin with a damp beauty blender. This BB Cream acts as a tinted moisturizer and provides a light-medium coverage throughout the day. To then provide a bit more coverage, I am taking the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer ($6.99) to conceal my under-eyes and any blemishes. To keep my face from getting oily throughout the day I am setting it with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder ($4.99).

I am then taking the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster ($7.89) and defining my cheekbones, nose, and temples. After, I am taking the peach shade from the Elf Blush Quad ($5.99) and applying this to the apples of my cheeks. To highlight the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone, and tips of my cheekbones I am using a champagne single shadow called ‘French Vanilla’ from Covergirl ($2.97).

To prep my lids for eyeshadow I am taking the Maybelline Color Tattoo ($6.99) in the shade ‘Barely Branded’ and applying it all over my lids with my fingers. For the eyeshadow look I am using the Wet N Wild ‘Comfort Zone’ palette ($5.00) . It is by far my favorite eyeshadow palette from the drugstore and is full of super pigmented shadows. I am first taking the warm champagne shade on the left and packing this onto my lids using a flat shader brush.

I decided to go for a green look today, as I have never tried a look like this and I ended up loving it. So for the crease shade, I am taking the light green shadow on the right and applying this directly into my crease.

For my outer v I am taking the darker green shadow on the right side of the palette. This color perfectly defined my eyes and made them pop big time.

To fill and shape my brows I am using the NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder ($5.99) on an angled brush. I am then going in with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil ($4.49) in the shade ‘Milk’ to perfectly carve out my brows and define my brow bone.

I am then curling my lashes and applying several coats of the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($5.99)to my upper and lower lashes to lengthen and volumize my lashes. For the lips I am applying the NYX Lingerie Lipstick ($6.99) in the shade ‘Corset’.

Well that is it for this drugstore makeup tutorial. What do you all think of the pop of color added to this look?! I personally loved it and felt that it made my eyes pop big time! Let me know what you think of the look in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the happiest Friday! With love, McKenz.

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Blog Award Catch Up

Recently I have racked up quite the collection of blogging awards and I am super thankful for all of the ladies that constantly show me love and support by nominating me with these fabulous awards. Today I’m kicking back to answer some questions from you all and share a bit about myself. Enjoy!


The Versatile Blogger Award/One Lovely Blogger Award- I would like to thank Currentlylately, Sincerely Dreamette, Azra, pinkfordays and Allurelaura, for nominating me for this award; you all are the best!


  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful!)
  1. I’m pretty sure ice-cream is a load 50% of my diet lol. I love cookie dough ice cream in a waffle cone.
  2. If I could travel to one place in the world right now I would have to choose South Africa. It looks absolutely stunning there and I feel like it would be such a cool adventure.
  3. My twin sister is my best friend.
  4. I have at least 50 pairs of shoes. Shoes are my weakness… clearly.
  5. I aspire to have hair like Carrie Bradshaw.
  6. I help out doing makeup for my school’s drama department but don’t have the courage to actually try out for a play to be on stage. However, I would love to and wish I did!
  7. I’m probably the chattiest girl you’ll ever meet.

img_5169The Mystery Blogger Award- A big thank you to Jamie from Don’t Give a Jam for nominating me for this award and Okoto Enigma for creating this tag.


  • Put the award logo/image on your blog post
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link
  • Tell readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions the blogger gave to you
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice (one weird/funny question)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)
  1. Do you pronounce it tomato or tomahto? Tomato.
  2. What is your most used word or phrase? Hmm this one is tough, I feel as though I say the word ‘mamacita’ a lot. This means hot mama in Spanish and my friends all use the word when talking about one another lol.
  3. Favorite song of the moment? Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
  4. What’s the last thing you dreamt about? I can’t remember anything more than I was eating gummy bears in my last dream.
  5. If you could only watch one tv show for the rest of your life, which would you choose? One Tree Hill; it is hands down the best TV Show out there!


  1. I read my Bible every night before bed and try to write a bit. I’ve done this for as long as I can remember.
  2. If I had to choose between endless makeup and needless clothes I would without a doubt choose clothes.
  3. I’m convinced that 75 degrees and sunny with no humidity is the absolute best weather around.

A few of my favorite posts- 

  1. StyledbyMcKenz Turns One
  2. 1,000 Followers 
  3. GRWM- First Day Of School

My Questions to you- 

  1. What is your favorite word?
  2. If you could only choose one person to speak to for the rest of your life who would be?
  3. What was the first occupation you dreamed of having as a child?
  4. If you could change something about yourself what would it be and why?
  5. Do you ever regret starting a blog?

shokesLiebster Award with a twist- Thank you so much allofmebeauty for tagging me in this award, you are the sweetest!

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post acknowledging your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started and some advice for new bloggers.
  4. Select 15 other bloggers to do this award.
  5. Comment to all them bloggers to let them know.
  6. Share one of your favourite blog memories and give 2 of your favourite blog posts and tell us why they’re your favorite.

Brief story on how StyledbyMcKenz came to be- I have told the story of why/how I started my blog time and time again but here it goes once more: Over a year ago I sat down in my mom’s office looking for a way to combine my love for photography, clothing, makeup, and writing. She told me to start a blog. The idea made me nervous but I told her that if we could think of a name I would be willing to start one. A few weeks later my website was designed, a name was picked, and my first blog post ever was published. Just like that my life was flipped upside down and I could not be more grateful for this blog and all the people I have met along the way!

Two Pieces Of Advice- There are two things in specific that I wish someone had told me before starting a blog and making it more than a way to spend my free time. The first being, you are half the recipe to your success. If you want to reach your goals, go out and work towards them. Half of your success depends upon yourself, your passion, and your content. The other half is up to the people who read your blog and are the numbers behind it, which brings me to my next piece of advice. Stop worrying about the number. If your blog is not ‘growing’ the way you want it or you feel like there are so many people doing better than you, take the time to really look at your following. I currently stand at 1,200 WordPress followers and compared to others that number is so minuscule and to others that is so huge. Think of your following as the actual people and faces they are, not the number they make up. You’d be surprised how differently you view your following from then on.

Favorite blog memory- I feel as though I haven’t done anything super out of the ordinary in terms of blogging but nonetheless my favorite blogging memory has to be getting dressed up in my ribbon skirt and lace up heels before stopping on the side of the road with snow on the ground to take my one year anniversary pictures. I had so much joy and pride filled inside, like everything I had worked so hard for had paid off in one way or another.

Two favorite posts and why- Inevitably ‘StyledbyMcKenz Turns One‘ is my all time favorite blog post for reasons stated earlier and in close second would have to be ‘The Power of Makeup‘. I received such positive feedback from this post and felt so comfortable in my own skin, so proud of what I wrote and the message I was sending to other girls of all ages and ethnicities.

Below are nine girls I tag to answer any of the tags mentioned today (Versatile Blogger Award, Liebster Award, Mystery Blogger Award)-

  1. mergingthreads
  2. trip by triplets 
  3. marioness 
  4. fadedrouge 
  5. kaylee marie 
  6. beautybyadutchgirl
  7. whowhatfab
  8. amyhedgecook
  9. apocketfulofprep

Alright friends, that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed and hopefully learned a bit more about me. Be sure to leave me requests for upcoming blog posts you would like to see along with any other comments or questions you may have for me. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: GRWM Formal- (Hair, Makeup, and Outfit)
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Fashion · Makeup

GRWM Formal- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

Hi, friends and welcome back to styledbymckenz! As I mentioned in my latest Weekly Wrap Up, this past Saturday was my school’s spring formal. I had such a good time with all of my friends and it felt so good to get all prettied up for a night. At my school, formal is a pretty casual dance in the sense that not too many people go, the girls don’t go out and buy super fancy dresses, and typically nobody goes with a date. Nonetheless we always have a good time. I posted a get ready with me from this dance last year and felt that it was only fitting for me to post one this year as well. Keep reading to see how I did my hair, makeup, and what I wore for the night.

Makeup- I typically like to do my makeup first when getting ready for a dance so that I don’t mess up my hair or anything of that sort. I honestly attempted to take pictures for this post- tutorial style but it was far too much and the steps to this makeup look seemed endless so I decided to just write it out for you all instead.

As far as what I was aiming for when doing my makeup look I pretty much had no idea what I wanted to do with my makeup other than I knew I wanted to wear falsies and a super glossy lip. Here’s what I came up with and how I achieved this look:

GRWM Formal
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GRWM Formal
  • To begin the look I started by priming not only my face with the Nivea Men’s Shave Balm but my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion as well. It’s super important to prime if you know you’re going to be moving around a lot and/or sweating a lot.
  • Next, I took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in the shade ‘220’ on a damp beauty blender and buffed this into my skin to bring an evenness to my face and match my face to my neck.
  • I then went in with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and set my face to ensure that I did not get oily as the night went on.
  • I then concealed my underlies with the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and set that with the shade ‘Banana’ from the Anastasia Contour Kit. 
  • Next, I began to skip around a bit by moving to my eyes. I applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade ‘Barely Branded’ to my lids to act as a base for my shadows.
  • I decided to go for a soft pink eye look that would match my dress. I began by taking the shade ‘Champagne’ and ‘Light Pink’ from the Lorac Pro palette and packed this onto my lids with a flat shader brush. For the crease I took the matte shade called ‘mauve’ on a crease brush and blended this out. For my outer -v and my lower lash line I took the shade ‘BFF’ from the Tartest palette. 
  • I then filled in and shaped my brows using the Anastasia Dip Brow in the lightest shade ‘Blonde‘. (note: the lightest shade is still rather dark if you ask me)
  • To carve out my brows I used the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade ‘Milk’. This step will leave your shadows and brows looking super crisp and clean.
  • I then applied the Elf Natural Lash falsies and blended my real lashes to my fake lashes with the Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara. For my lower lashes I used the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. 
  • Moving back to my face I contoured my temples, nose, and cheek bones with the Lumene Bronzer. I chose to use a bronzer to keep it from looking too harsh.
  • I then highlighted the bridge of my nose, brow bone, inner corner, cupids bow, and high points of my cheeks with the shade ‘Champagne Truffle’ from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I also applied a bit of blush to keep my face from looking flat.
  • For the lips I used the Buxom Full On Lip Cream in the shade ‘White Russian’. I loved how plump and full this made my thin lips look.
  • To finish off the look I used the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray to keep my face looking dewy and prevent my makeup from completely sliding off my face by the end of the night.

Hair- I decided that I wanted my hair to look super big and full for the night so inevitably that left me the option to curl my hair.

I used my USmooth Wave Iron and the Got2BGlued Blasting Freeze Spray to create this Carrie Bradshaw inspired hair look. I loved the way it looked with my velvet dress and choker- all the 90’s vibes baby!

Outfit- Like I mentioned earlier, this dance is pretty casual in terms of what we wear. My mom picked up this pink velvet shift dress from Nordstrom Rack on clearance. I wore some Steve Madden heels that I previously wore to a dance and a black choker that I already had. I chose not to wear any other jewelry because honestly I just find it annoying while I’m dancing. And my nails and toes are both painted the color ‘Ruby Do’ from Sally Hansen.

Below are a few pictures of me and my gals before the dance.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s Get Ready With Me! What did you all think?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Thank you all so much for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed. Sending you all my love. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #11 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Hey, friends; I am so happy to be talking with ya! If you’re new around here, my name’s McKenz and Weekly Wrap Up’s are posted every Sunday and are a combination of a week in my life + seven outfit of the day’s! This week at my school we had a spirit week where we dressed up for a different theme each day, had fun activities during lunch and after school, and our spring formal last night. It was a good week to say the least and I am so so happy. What did you all do this week? Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or posts you may have for me. Wishing you all the best in the week to come. With love, McKenz.

This week on StyledbyMcKenz: Winter to Spring Transition- Outfits + Tips, Spring Cleaning, Pre-Spring Fashion Trends + Outfits 
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Check out what I was doing this time LAST year: Weekly Wrap Up #11

3.12.17- Spent my Sunday the same as usual: running errands with my momma and shooting some spring looks for the blog this week.

Outfit Details- shirt: American Eagle, jeans: American Eagle, shoes: Vans

3.13.17- Today was pajama day at school and obviously I couldn’t sport this nighty so I had to wear it to bed the night before. With six inches of snow expected tonight it was the perfect day to have Celia over to hang out and eat some ice cream.

Outfit Details-  nighty: Gap

3.14.17- Our snow day came as expected so I spent the majority of the day lounging around and sledding with Madison and Colton.

Outfit Details- sweater: TJ Maxx, leggings: Gap,  socks: Target

3.15.17- Today was school color day so I broke out one of my favorite tees and read a whole lot of sweet verses from 1 Corinthians after school.

Outfit Details- cardigan: TJ Maxx/Hollister, jeans: American Eagle, shirt: Hunter&Honey, boots: Hunters, necklace: SklyarChic

IMG_6561.JPG3.16.17-Today’s spirit day was USA day and I loved every bit of it. Seriously what’s better than red, white, and blue plus your fav denim jacket?!

Outfit Details- top: made by my Grandma, jacket: Kohls, jeans: Gap Factory, scarf: Michael’s, shoes: Converse, bracelets: Alex and Ani and Charming Charlie’s

3.17.17- Spent this Friday out getting ice cream with the clan before heading to Mr.Damascus at my school. Plus spending time with Colton and Madison while watching High School Musical is always a good time.

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy, watch: JORD

3.18.17- Celebrating my sweet momma’s birthday by heading out to lunch before getting all dolled up for the dance tonight. A Get Ready With Me will be coming soon!

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, jeans: Old Navy, socks: Kohls, booties: Franco Sataro, hat: Old Navy

Outfit Details #2- dress: Nordstrom Rack, heels: Steve Madden, choker: Forever 21


Pre-Spring Fashion: Outfits + Trends

One of the most exciting parts of Spring is seeing all the styles from February’s  Fashion Week slowly making their way into wearable, everyday clothing. Walking into your favorite clothing store and seeing all the light colors, floral prints, and open toed shoes is the best feeling after being stuck in clunky winter wear for the last few months.

The first trend spotted all over during New York Fashion Week that has slowly found its way into stores is denim as always, and in many new forms. Seen as chokers, raw hems, skirts, two toned jeans, and jackets I am certain that denim will be all the rage for yet another season in a row.  In addition, you can’t forget to pull out the white jeans; they are the best for this time of year. Spotted on the streets lately have been neck scarves. They seem like an inevitable wardrobe option as we slowly transition into warmer weather these next few weeks. Plus with the endless color options and pattens everyone is sure to find one they love. Velvet was everyone’s one true love this past season and seems to be here to stay for spring, especially in the color blush! It is the trendiest color for the upcoming season. Along with funky sleeves and cutouts, pleets were spotted on everything from dresses to tanks. Lastly, the footwear. I have been seeing lace ups everywhere along with sneakers in every color and in the most creative styles! I am almost certain that Target’s spring shoes line will be steeling my money this season.

Here’s my take on these pre-spring trends-

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(neck scarf, denim)
Outfit Details- cardigan: Abercrombie&Fitch, jeans: Gap, flats: Target, tank: Old Navy, scarf: Unknown

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(velvet, blush, lace ups, trendy sunglasses)
Outfit Details-
top: Nordstrom Rack, jeans: Hollister, heels: DSW, purse: Gap, sunglasses: TJ Maxx/Steve Madden

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(raw hems, two-tones jeans, white sneakers)
Outfit Details- top: TJ Maxx, jeans: Gap, shoes: Vans, hat: Old Navy

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(white jeans, lace ups, boho vibes)
Outfit Details-
top: American Eagle, bralette: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Gap Factory, sandals: target, purse: TJ Maxx

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(pleets, denim)
Outfit Details-
top: Kohl’s, jeans: Gap, sandals: Pierre Dumas, necklace: Charming Charlie’s, watch: Target

Well what did you all think of these outfits?! Spring officially starts in three days, woohoo; I am so sick of winter! Unfortunately, us East coast peeps have been stuck with the most miserable weather the last week with freezing cold temps and alllll the snow so these outfit’s aren’t exactly as ideal for me as they would’ve been in the sixty-five degree weather we were having two weeks ago. However, I have come to the conclusion that it’s time to start putting together some ideas for the warmer temps (hopefully) headed our ways, which is what lead me to today’s post.

These are my absolute favorite posts to write so I really hope you all enjoyed! Let me know what trends you’ve been eyeing lately along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing lots of warm weather upon you all. With love, McKenz

Latest Post: Spring Cleaning
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Spring Cleaning

Typically when I think of spring I think of a general cleanliness, a fresh start. It feels almost wrong to me to enter the new season without deep cleaning my room. I know for many people spring cleaning may seem tedious but it doesn’t have to be! Crank some tunes, get some room decor inspiration from Pinterest, and get out the garbage bags because it’s time to get cleaning.

Spring Cleaning

Start off by stripping your bed. Wash your sheets and put on a fresh set and then make your bed. I cannot tell you how much cleaner your room will look once you simply make your bed! It’s not that hard and it will instantly make your day feel more productive.

Honesty, the only thing that makes my room seem messy is if there are clothes lying around or my closet is overflowing. If you’re looking to really analyze your wardrobe and full clean it out I recommend dumping its entire contents on the floor. This way you have no choice but to sort through it all. I do this with both my closet AND dresser.

Make three piles: Keep, Donate, and Trash. Go through every. single. piece. Until there is nothing left. If you haven’t worn it in the last six months, chances are it would be better off in the arms of a new owner. If you really want to keep it, put it on a different colored hanger so you are reminded to wear that piece before anything else. If it’s damaged to the point where it can’t be fixed or is just flat-out grubby, throw it in the trash pile.

Organize your shoes however you desire but get them in order, untie the laces if you were too lazy to take them off the right way the last time you wore them and put each shoe with its rightful other.

I tend to throw all of my socks in a bin to keep them in one designated spot and hang my scarves on a holder to keep the massive mound of scarves off of my closet floor. By hanging things like my shoes and scarves on the dooor I can maxamize the space of my closet. Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

If you have a desk or bookshelf, rearrange it! It can open up the space of your room or in some cases, any change of scenery is good for the mind.  I decorate my shelves with hats, old magazines, sunglasses, shoes, anything that screams me. I like to switch them up as the seasons change so I don’t get bored with them.

My room is by no means the biggest which is why I always clean it from season to season. My closet is tiny but I keep it packed and organized that way I am constantly sifting through different clothes and can turly see what I have to wear. If you find yourself staring at your closet each morning thinking ‘omg I have nothing to wear’ chances are you just need to reorganize it and see whats inside.

If you have any tips for spring cleaning or how to keep a tiny room tidy be sure to leave a comment 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 day. With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: Spring Transition- Outfits + Tips
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Winter to Spring Transition (Outfits + Tips)

Boy oh boy am I bummed that the weatherman is calling for a half a foot of snow tonight… all I want is warm weather so I can start wearing some spring pieces and begin packing away my boots! (Is that too much to ask?!) In the meantime, I have been dreaming of warmer weather and putting together a few spring outfits plus coming up with a handful of tips that will help you easily transition your winter wardrobe to spring.

Outfit Details- sweater: Banana Republic, statement necklace: Francesca’s, jeans: Hollister, shoes: Palm Beach Sandals, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

I know for a lot of people right now it is much too cold to neglect their sweaters all together which is why my first tip is to start breaking out the color. By adding a colored sweater to your wardrobe you can continue staying warm during those brisk mornings but won’t feel confined in the dark hues that tend to be worn during the colder months.

I also recommend swapping out your boots with some lighter shoes like flats or even sandals. I tend to switch over to sandals once it gets to be about  65 degrees.

Outfit Details- tee: Aeropostale, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, skirt: thrifted/Target, shoes: Forever 21

I am also well aware that the transition from jeans to shorts can be super awkward so I tend to ease my way to showing some more leg by opting for dresses and skirts for a while. This way, when I’m finally ready to start wearing shorts once it begins to get even warmer it doesn’t feel like such a harsh transition.

Don’t pack away your cardigans, they are seriously perfect for the spring time. I tend to pair them over dresses or over a cute springy tank. This way I am incorporating some warm weather pieces while not completely freezing my booty off.

Outfit Details- blouse: Loft, jeans: Gap, flats: Glicks, bracelets: Alex and Ani 

My last tip is to start wearing lighter denim if you can help it. I feel as though it just adds a touch of lightness to a look. White jeans scream spring and look good with almost anything- don’t be afraid of them!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. How do you start transitioning from winter clothing to spring?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you all the happiest day. With love, McKenz.

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Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up #10 (Week In My Life + OOTW)

Hey, friends! I hope you all are having the best day so far. This week was a slow one for sure but I was able to hang out with all my bffs and take a breather in terms of my work load from school which was such a relief. Every year my school has a formal in March (this year’s is next weekend) so I am super excited for spirit week at school this coming week and for more plans!  What have you all been up to lately?! Let me know in the comments below along with your favorite outfit and any other questions or comments you may have for me. Wishing you all the best this week. With love, McKenz.

This week on Styledbymckenz – Everyday Makeup Routine, Loose Curl Tutorial, Winter Clothing Wrap Up, Makeup Of The Week
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Check out what I was doing this time LAST year – Weekly Wrap Up #10

3.5.17-No picture again this Sunday because there was honestly nothing to do this week so I didn’t do much other than get a head start on some blog work and study!

Outfit Details- pajamas

3.6.17- Spent the whole evening chatting with GB about our sweet Jesus. I love night’s like this one, they make my heart feel so full.

Outfit Details- tank: Target, cardigan: Hollister/TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, socks: Kohls, booties: Old Navy, necklace: SkylarChic

3.7.17- Spending time journaling in my Bible after a long day at school. I read the most amazing Psalm tonight that was such a reminder that Jesus can take away all of our anxieties if we turn our hearts to Him.

Outfit Details- jeans: Gap, shirt: TJ Maxx, necklace: Charming Charlie’s, watch: Kohls, shoes: Glicks

3.8.17-Today was a socks and Birks kind of day because I was feeling like being comfy plus it’s still too cold to wear sandals on a daily basis, lol. Check out my Loose Curl Tutorial that went live this morning!

Outfit Details- sweater: Forever 21, jeans: Hollister, socks: American Eagle, shoes: TJ Maxx, necklace: Kendra Scott

3.9.17- Chilling in my Sanuks today; the are the comfiest! Plus taking some pictures for tomorrows blog post after school today. I got stuck in hardcore denim on denim today when taking pictures of individual clothing pieces and ended up falling loving it!

Outfit Details- flannel: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, bracelet: Michael’s, shoes: Sanuks

3.10.17- We saw snow flakes today it was so chilly! Spent the night with GB, Jean, and Jack (plus my Abby girl!) watching basketball and eating allll the ice cream. These are the best nights.

Outfit Details- sweater: Loft, scarf: Target, jeans: Hollister, boots: DSW

3.11.17- A day spent running errands and working on the blog is a day well pent especially when it involves your favorite sunglasses. I wish the weeks had more Saturdays (don’t we all.)

Outfit Details- top: Old Navy, jacket: Kohls, vest: Old Navy, jeans: Hollister, shoes: DSW, sunglasses: Steve Madden


Makeup Of The Week

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! I hope your day is off to a great start! Today I am back with another Makeup Of The Week; however, this week I did not have a specific palette to focus on. None the less, I still wanted to feature this week’s makeup looks. I kept things pretty simple as I have been doing lately and featured a few of my absolute favorite lip glosses at the moment. I hope you all enjoy, let’s get started.


Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit- contour
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’, ‘Salted Carmel’
Lorac Pro Palette- ‘Garnet’
Anastasia Dip Brow- ’Blonde’
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
LipSense- ‘Plum Pretty’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Wet N Wild Blush- ‘Pearlescent Pink’
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Naked 3 Palette- ‘Dust’, ‘Limit’, ‘Nooner’
Maybelline Brow Precise
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipstick- ‘Sydney’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Lumene Bronzer
Anastasia Contour Kit- banana powder, highlight
Anastasia Dip Brow
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Maybelline Chaotiques Mascara
Buxom Full On Lipcream- ‘White Russian’


Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Benefit Porefessionals Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo- ‘Barely Branded’
Too Faced Chocolate Par palette- ‘Milk Chocolate’, ‘White Chocolate’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Elf Blush Palette- ‘Mauve’
Lasting Finish by Rimmel Kate Lipstick- ‘Rossetto’


Nivea Men’s Shave Balm
Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Lumene Bronzer
Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette- ‘Champagne Truffle’
Anastasia Dip Brow
Mayeblline Chaotiques Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

Well, that is it for today’s Makeup Of The Week.  I loved Wednesday’s simple makeup look; be sure to let me know which makeup look was your favorite in the comments below along with any other questions, comments. or requests you may have for me; I am always happy to chat. Sending all my love your way! With love, McKenz.

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Winter Fashion Wrap Up

With Spring’s arrival less than two weeks away, it’s about time to start packing away my chunky sweaters and pulling out my frilly tanks instead. Where I live, this Winter was not brutal by any means in comparison to year’s prior… which was terrible. I am not one to jump up and down for Winter itself but if it’s going to be cold outside I’d rather it be snowing than cloudy and dull 24/7. Which unfortunately, it was this year.

Anyways, with warmer temps (hopefully) on their way I decided what better way to say goodbye to Winter than wrapping it up by sharing with you all my favorite pieces from the season and a few of my favorite outfits I wore this past season?! Before I keep rambling, let’s get on into it.

I typically don’t wear a coat to school because we don’t use lockers at my school and nobody wants to carry one around all day so I tend to opt for sweaters, scarves, and a lightweight jacket to keep ‘warm’ during the Winter.

This year I could not get enough of vests! They are my preferred choice of outerwear because they are not too bulky and pair perfectly with almost anything. My most worn vest was definitely this fur one from Old Navy. I also could not get enough of blanket scarves. I picked up this one from Target a couple of years back and I am still obsessed.

Like I mentioned earlier, sweaters are always a must for me! I wore this fuzzy white cardigan from Hollister/ TJ Maxx literally all the time. I also could not get enough of flannels. They are perfect styled under a sweater, over a sweater, around the waist, I could go on and on because the options are seriously endless.

I received a pair of black over the knee boots from DSW for Christmas and absolutely fell in love. They instantly glam up any outfits so they were always on repeat. I also found myself in booties 90% of the Winter. My favorite ones this season were these blue velvet ones from Old Navy’s Winter collection.

Turtle necks in every form were on repeat for me all season long. Whether it was a sweater or a tee, I without a doubt wore it multiple times.

And last but certainly not least, my beloved denim. In any way, shape, or form, I wore the heck out of it this Winter. I really experimented with this trend. My denim jacket is from Kohls and my favorite pair of jeans are from Gap. Along with these I tried skirts, frayed edges, chokers, and so on. I am beyond excited to be carrying this trend on over to the warmer months as well because I feel so comfortable and confident in my own skin whenever I am wearing denim.

here are a few outfits I put together while trying on the individual pieces 

Well, what clothes did you wear this Winter on repeat?! Let me know in the comments below along with any requests you may have for me as we enter the warmer months. I am so excited for what’s to come here on styledbymckenz and cannot thank you all enough for your continuous love and support. I hope you all enjoyed this little Winter clothing montage; wishing you the absolute best. With love, McKenz.

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