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Blog Awards Catch Up

Hey, friends! I have been tagged in a couple of blogging awards over the last few weeks and felt that today would be the perfect day to sit down and answer all of your questions and tag some of my favorite WordPress ladies for you to follow too.

I would like to thank Abigail from thefreckledfashionista for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! She is the sweetest and am so thankful for her tag!

Rules-

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Brief Story- 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.

15 Bloggers I tag-

  1. Mercy Immanuela
  2. Azra
  3. Absolutely Olivia
  4. Abeautifulthing
  5. Kristen Shane
  6. Makeup_By_Makena
  7. Mackmarie
  8. Apocketfulofprep
  9. miprepp
  10. Queen City Petite
  11. akmakeupaddict
  12. Meredith Ann
  13. Jessica Jade Beauty
  14. lexrayn
  15. sunnyskieshazeleyes

I would like to thank soosophisticatedbeauty for tagging me in the Mystery Blogger Award! Check out her page for the cutest beauty reviews. This award was created by Okoto Enigma, be sure to check her out here.

Rules-

  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them
  3. Mention and link the creator of the award
  4. Tell your followers 3 things about yourself
  5. Answer the 5 questions left for you by your nominator
  6. Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them
  7. Ask your nominees 5 questions
  8. Share links to your best/fav blog posts.

Three things about me:
1. I am a fraternal twin. My sister’s name is Madison and she almost always takes my blog pictures.
2. I really love planning things out. I always am writing something down in order to keep my thoughts organized.
3. I hope to travel to fifteen states this year.

5 Questions Left By My Nominator- 

  1. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Both! I am such a sucker for glossy, plump lips but love wearing lipstick on an everyday basis.
  2. Top 5 wishlist products. Currently on my wishlist is a marble computer case, New Balance sneakers, red Hunters, a microphone for YouTube videos, and a dress for Winter formal.
  3. If you could anything at this very moment, right this very second, what would it be? If I could be anything right now, it would be successful in all the ways I wish.
  4. What’s your current favourite TV series to watch? Right now I’m watching 90210 and love it but my all time favorite show is One Tree Hill.
  5. Next Travel Destination ? New York to visit my aunt is where I’ll be headed next!

10 Bloggers I Tag-

  1. Emily Clare Beauty
  2. Beauty and the Ballroom
  3. Sophie Maie
  4. Ivana’s Makeup World
  5. Beautybyadutchgirl
  6. marioness
  7. theresamariedaily
  8. lamodefou
  9. thatswhatsupblogger
  10. jasistyleforever

and the 5 Questions for them-

1. What are your favorite blog posts to write?
2. What do you want to be when you’re older?
3. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Are you closer with your mom or dad?
5. Have you ever been out of the country?

My Three Favorite Blog Posts-

1. The Power Of Makeup
2. Styledbymckenz Turns One
3. 1,000 Followers

Well that’s a wrap for today’s blog post. I hope you all enjoyed and congratualations to the twenty five ladies who I have nominated! Wishing you all the best today and always. With love, McKenz.

 

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The Entertainer Blogger Award

Hello everyone! I am so thankful to have been tagged in yet another blogging award from one of my fellow WordPress friends, Azra from simpleserenity. She has been putting in so much time and effort into her beauty blog right now and I’m sure it would make her day if you checked her out. Click here to be forwarded to her blog. For now, let’s get on into the Entertainer Blogger Award questions!0393b90d163f349022b49d8c39909b7ci.jpg

Rules:

Write a post including the award picture
Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most importantly entertaining!
Nominees will answer the same questions as the ones below
Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
Answer the questions down below

Questions:

What do you hope to gain from blogging?

From blogging I hope to gain better communication skills and some lifelong friends. Along the way I hope to continue creating something that I am proud of and find a piece of me I wasn’t sure was even there to begin with.

What genre of film entertains you the most?

I personally am a chick flick kind of girl. Anything by Nicholas Sparks is probably one of my favorites!

Do you consider yourself a writer, and what inspires you to write?

I suppose you could call me a writer; although I’m clearly no professional. Following my dreams inspires me to write, stay organized, and chase after what I want no matter how much effort it takes.

Why did you choose your particular WordPress username?

It took my mom and I quite some time to pick out the perfect name for my blog but chose styledbymckenz because it seems classy, and as if no matter how old I got it would still suit me.

What is your favourite book, and why does it speak to you?

My favorite book is definitely the last book of the Hunger Games series. I can not explain why this book is my favorite other than the meaning of it is so much deeper than the average person may read into. The epilogue is absolutely breath-taking.

What is your favourite song, and why does it speak to you?

This is so hard because I’m always changing up what I listen to. ‘She Will Be Loved’ by Maroon 5 will forever be one of my favorites though!

What is your favourite photograph, and why does it speak to you ?

Ooo this is an interesting question! I am not sure I have a favorite photograph, simply because I feel every one has its own story, therefore it’s hard to choose just one.

Who I Tag:

I could pick out just twelve ladies to answer these questions but instead I’m deciding to leave this open-ended. My reason being, all the gals I follow are inspiring, pretty, and entertaining. It would be unfair to choose just one. That being said, if you consider yourself my blogging friend I certainly hope you will answer these questions and tag me in your answer because I love learning more about the girls I spend almost every minute of my free time writing to!

Well that is it for today! I hope you ladies enjoyed and are having the best day.. can’t wait to read more of y’alls Blogmas posts. As always if you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them in the comments below! Talk soon. With love, McKenz.

Latest Post: Holiday Makeup Tutorial 
Instagram: styledbymckenz

 

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Leibster Award

Hi friends, I can’t believe I have been nominated for yet another Leibster award! i am grateful for all the people that have nominated me over the months and have taken time out of their day to learn more about me. I was nominated by the lovely Girly Blogger and will be answering her questions today as well as nominating eleven other beautiful ladies!

Rules:                                                                                                                                                               post 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions from your nominator, nominate 11 other bloggers, ask them 11 questions, let them know you nominated them

11 Facts:

  1. I start school in two days and am super excited. I miss all my friends and am anxious to see who will be in my classes and who my teachers are.
  2. When I’m older I hope to have four kids. i would also love to foster a kid or look into adoption. I think that kind of stuff is life changing for not only the kid but the parent.
  3. On my personal Instagram I change the VSCO filter every  (9 rows) 27 pictures.
  4. I had my ears pierced but I ended up having to close them in the sixth grade and never got them re-pierced because of cheerleading. I would love to get them redone though.
  5. I could sit in my room and plan out outfits for hours. i like to write down and take pictures of as many ideas as possible so I can have some ideas when I’m lacking inspiration.
  6. Throughout the years I have wanted to be a life coach, author, fashion designer, photographer, and an English teacher. As of right now, i’m not sure what profession I want to pursue but I think I would like to go into fashion journalism or fashion merchandising.
  7. I hope to one day be considered wise. I think that is an amazing character trait to acquire.
  8. I have never traveled out of the country but would love to go on a mission trip one time. I really wish my church had things like that, that would be a dream come true.
  9. If you read my blog posts you probably here the names Celia, Jeanie, Madison, and Gb majority of the time. Celia has been my best friend for over ten years, she’s a neighborhood friends and we’ve grown up together. Jeanie is my best friend and we go to the same school still unlike Celia. Jeanie and I became friends in middle school. Madison is my twin sister and only sibling. And lastly, Gb is my best guy friend. he’s a couple years older and we read the Bible together a lot.
  10. Sometimes I sit in bed at night and cry happy tears because of how far blogging has taking me physically and emotionally. It’s a beautiful feeling to have.
  11. I hope one day I can show my kids my blog and they can read it all and laugh at all the ‘funny’ things we wore and the ‘strange’ hair styles. I hope they can read my Weekly Wrap Ups and feel like they’re reading my diary and get a feel for waht my life was like growing up.

11 Questions:

Who is your favorite YouTuber? My favorite YouTuber is definitely Danielle Marie, she is the absolute sweetest thing and lives such a cool life. She’s a constant reminder that my dreams can be reality if I pout forth the effort and have the passion for it.

What do you love most about blogging? I love blogging because I am able to connect, inspire, and and interact with people I have never even met before. That never fails to make my jaw drop. I love being able to sit in my room at thee end of a blogging day and carry so much pride in my heart because i have created something that I couldn’t imagine living without now.

How would you describe yourself in one word? If I could chose only one word to describe myself it would be full.

What color is your hair? Dirty blonde but I color it to keep it blonde. However, not a frosty blonde. i like it pretty warm, almost sunkissed.

How do you see yourself in the future? I’m not sure honestly. I have some ideas of what I want to do and where I hope to be but I’m not sure if that stuff is exact. I hope to see myself happy and doing what I love. Whatever that may be when the time comes.

Do you have any pets? One dog, she’s a Shitzu Bichon named Abby.

When did you start blogging? I started blogging January 1st 2016.

What is your favorite season? By far fall. it’s so cute. I love the colors and the clothes and the feel. Something about it is enchanting, it’s definitely the best season of them all.

What is your favorite book? My favorite book changes often because I do like to read. for something fun I love The Devil Wears Prada and I really liked Just friends by Billy Taylor.

Do you play an instrument? Nope, but I would love to learn how to play the piano!

What is your favorite childhood memory? When I was four years old Madison and I found out that we were going to be cheerleaders and we ran around the front yard screaming with delight and doing cartwheels like there was no tomorrow. It’s crazy to think that eleven years later we’re still cheering. Although, I’d like to think this is still my childhood and that it is not over yet!

11 Nominees: 

alsoknownaschar

girlwiththecurlyhairblog

kezziescorner

livi burke

katherine valmis

lifewithdannielle

nikisreviews

allisonknicole

apocketfulofprep

simply southern sparkle

theprepbyd

My 11 Questions for them:

What is your favorite color to wear?

What made you start blogging?

What is one thing you want to do before you die?

What is the most heart warming thing you have ever encountered?

What is your favorite tv show?

Have you ever been in love?

What holiday is your favorite and why?

Do you have any siblings?

 

If you have one, what is your first kiss story?

Do you have an Instagram for your blog, if so what is it?

Favorite song?

 

 

 

 

                           

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One Lovely Blogger Award//Leibster Award #3

Good afternoon friends! I can’t believe how far I have come with blogging in seven months! I never imagined that I would meet so many people and get to interact with so many of you on a day to day basis. I was tagged  by two beautiful ladies to answer their questions. Read below for more details and stay tuned to see if you were tagged!Thank you so much for everything. I hope you have the best day. With love, McKenz.

Today I won’t be tagging ANY bloggers specifically because I want all of you to answer them. Blogging is hard work, you deserve a reward and a few minutes to just sit and write about yourself for once. Be raw, be genuine. You all inspire me daily, I hope one day you give yourself the credit for the job you do.

Thank you so much Alice for tagging me in the One Lovely Blogger Award!

Rules: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.
  1. I’ve been a cheerleader since I was four years old. It’s now my second year cheering for my high school and I’m on Varsity.
  2. I’m a part of my school’s drama program. I work backstage building sets and then the week of the show I am the makeup artist and I love it.
  3. A part of me really wants to go into the fashion industry for college and a part of me wants to play it safe and go to school to e an English teacher. If you pursued either of these let me know how you liked it in the comments below!
  4. I would love to make a YouTube channel but can never seem to import my video into iMovie and I also feel like people wouldn’t watch it.
  5. I love to read, I always have. I love being able to learn from someone else’s experiences without having to actually experience it.
  6. My current wishlist consists of Tory Burch Miller Sandals, a Kendra Scott necklace, and the Anastasia Glow Kit
  7. I never imagined i would learn so much from blogging. I’m a super anxious person and always have to be doing something. Blogging helps consume my time which I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Thank you so much Abigail for nominating me for the Leibster Award.

Here are the rules:

  • Post 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 5 bloggers – let them know, and give them 11 questions to answer
  1. Where’s your favourite place in the world? My favorite place in the world would have to be the beach or NYC. I love both for completely different reasons.
  2. Name a song that’s stuck in your head right now. Love in the Dark by Adele. It’s one of my favorite songs right now and Adele is by far one of my favorite artists.
  3. Favourite smell? Vanilla has always been my favorite. Or freshly cut grass, it’s always satisfying.
  4. Why did you start a blog? I wanted to find a way to combine my love for clothes, makeup, God, writing, reading, and photography. Smash it all in one and you’ve got Styledbymckenz.
  5. Best thing about being you? Hmmm, this one is tough. The best thing about being me is being able to see the world through my eyes. I wonder what it would be like to see it through someone else’s.
  6. A makeup product that you’d hate to be discontinued? By far the Naked palette or the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation.
  7. 1 beauty tip you’d give to someone else? blend, blend, blend!!!
  8. 1 thing you’d tell your younger self? My dad once told me to make friends with everyone. It was the first day of sixth grade, I took that advice and ran with it. I still use it, and it’s the reason i know a lot of people now. Being able to talk with random people and keep a conversation is a life skill that you will need more and more as you get older!
  9. Favourite quote? “Have so much light that the plants grow towards you.”
  10. Life without lipstick or life without mascara? def lipstick.
  11. If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be and why? Blake Lively, she seems like she has the coolest life!

The questions for you.

  1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and why?
  2. Have you ever broken a bone?
  3. What is one thing you know for sure you want to accomplish before you die?
  4. How many states have you traveled too?
  5. How often do you read?
  6. Why did you start your blog?
  7. What is your favorite piece of clothing at the moment?
  8. Favorite childhood memory?
  9. Ice cream or cake?
  10. Do you read the Bible, if so what are some of your favorite verses?
  11. In five words sum up yourself, it can be a sentence if you’d like.