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GRWM- Game Day (hair, makeup, outfit)

Friday nights in my small town are something indescribable. There is absolutely no amount of words that could express the thrill, excitement, and overwhelming feeling of home that our football games ooze each week. Being a Varsity Cheerleader is a huge part of my life and one of the biggest commitments I’ve ever made. I feel like I don’t talk about cheer too much which is why I thought a Get Ready With Me would be the perfect way to take you all along and show you what my weeks consist of on a normal basis. I really hope you all enjoy, without further ado lets get on into it.



For our hair we have three options. We can either poof it, french braid it, or leave it in a normal pony tail. We also have the option to curl or straighten the “tail” part of our pony. Most weeks I wear a French braid with a straight, teased pony tail. I usually have one of my teammates braid my hair before pulling it into a high ponytail. I use the Got2BeGlued Hair Wax to keep all of my baby hairs down and in place. Afterwards I put my bow in and then hairspray my braid to keep it in place. I then straighten the remainder of my hair (I usually just touch it up, as it is almost always already straightened). I am then taking sections of my hair and teasing the part closest to my pony tail before spraying it with Got2BeGlued Hairspray. This helps my hair have volume and look higher.


For makeup, we are allowed to wear whatever we would like. I have been doing this same makeup look since my first game of freshman year. I start out by priming my face to ensure that my makeup does not budge throughput the game. I am then taking a matte foundation to keep my face from looking shiny throughput the night. I always apply under eye concealer to brighten up that area and set my whole face with an HD Powder to keep my makeup from having flashbacks while taking pictures. I do a pretty heavy contour and highlight for almost all games (not pictured) this way people from afar can still make out the makeup. I always apply a primer and a Maybelline Color Tattoo to my lids to keep my eyeshadow from creasing. I always always always use Naked One. “Virgin” in the inner corner, “Half Baked” and some sort of glitter on the lid, “Naked” and “Buck” in the crease, “Smog” and “dark horse” in the outer v and dragged under the lash line. I make sure to fill in my brows and apply multiple coats of mascara. i almost always stick with a nude lip, this is a NYX Liquid Lipstick. The only time my Friday night makeup varies is in October, I then usually use Naked 3 and wear a pink lip. I will most likely do an updated version in October.


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My school has four uniforms and three bows, so we alternate throughout them as the weeks go on. For shoes I wear Nfinity’s as I feel they are the most comfortable for flying and tumbling. This is a picture of one of them! (yes our mascot is a Hornet lol)

Well that is it for my GRWM Game Day edition. I hope you all enjoyed this little inside look to the cheerleader side of me. In case you didn’t know or are curious I am a sophomore and have been on Varsity since my Freshman year! Are any of you cheerleaders?! If so, let me know below! If you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you all have had a fabulous Friday or as I prefer, Game Day!!! :,) With love, McKenz.

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GRWM: First Day Of School (hair, makeup, outfit)

Good morning and happy first day of school!!! I am so happy because I actually enjoy school and am starting my sophomore year of highschool today. I figured there was no better post to do then a Get Ready With Me which are some of my favorite posts ever. I also wanted you all to be able to see how I did my hair, my makeup look, and what I ended up wearing on my first day. To everyone else that started school today or within the last few days; good luck and I hope you have a wonderful year! Now without further ado, let’s get into it!


If you’ve read any of my previous Get ready With Me’s you would know that the only thing I ever do with my hair is straighten or curl it. I hardly ever style it because of how thin it is. Today I didn’t want tight curls because I don’t like the way they photograph but the humidity was so bad that I knew it wouldn’t stay straight/ I combed out my natural hair and then straightened it with my CHI flat-iron before using my 2 1/2 inch curling wand from CHI to create big, loose waves in my hair. I used my Got2BeGlued hairspray to keep my hair in place all day.


Starting off with a fresh face and applying my Nivea Mens Shave Balm all over my face to create a base for my makeup that will ensure my makeup stays in place all day. I am then going in with my Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation and applying this with a damp beauty blender to even out my skin tone and cover any imperfections.

I am then setting my foundation with the NYX Studio Finishing Powder which will keep me matte all day and ensure that I have no flashbacks from the camera. I am then taking the NYX HD Concealer and applying this under my eyes in a triangular shape and covering any acne that my foundation didn’t cover. I am then setting those areas with the banana powder from my Anastasia Contour Kit.

I am then applying my Urban Decay primer Potion all over my lids to keep my eye shadow from creasing throughout the day. I am then going in with my holy grail Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color Barely Branded and applying this all over my lids to create an even base for my shadows.

To start off the eyshadow I’m applying Bootycall from the Naked Two palette all over my lids. I am then using the color Milk Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette as a matte transition shade. I am mixing the colors Snakebite (Naked 2) and Hazelnut (Too Faced) and applying these into my crease straying away from my inner third. i am then taking Haute Chocolate (Too Faced) and applying this into my outer V.

Taking my Anastasia Dip Brow in Blonde on an angled brush I am filling in my eyebrows and reshaping them to my desires. I am then going in with he NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and sculpting out my brows/highlighting my brow bone. I am then taking the Covergirl Flamed Up Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, and Too Faced Chocolate Bar Mascara and coating my eye lashes.

To finish off my face makeup I am taking my Anastasia Contour Kit and contouring my nose, cheek bones, and temples and then highlighting my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, and cupids bow


Then to finish off the makeup look I am applying my favorite lip product ever; the Buxom Full On Lipstick in Brooklynn.


For the first day of school I always wear a dress. I hardly ever dress down during the school year, so to most people this outfit isn’t “fancy” for me to be wearing to school. I picked up this adorable dress from Forever 21 and it paired perfectly with my black Urban Outfitters bralette. I wanted some part of my outfit to scream different and unique. I figured my espadrilles were the perfect piece to incorporate, they are from Forever 21 as well. My layered necklaces are from Forever 21 and Charming Charlies. My watch is from Kohls and I kept a pretty regular stack for me on today. My bracelets are an assortment from Alex&Ani, Charming Charlies, and Boho Betty. Use the code ‘styledbymckenz’ to get 15% off your Boho Betty purchase!

Well that is a wrap for this blog post. I really hope you all enjoyed reading this, it is by far one of my favorite posts I’ve ever done and I’m not quite sure why. Anyways, as always, leave your question, comments, and requests below and I will be happy to chat.PS thank you all so much for your support in helping me reach 400 followers here on the blog. You all are incredible! I am sending you all my love and luck in the upcoming school year. With love, McKenz.


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GRWM: Graduation Party (hair, makeup, and outfit)

The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that graduation season is upon us. Today I attended two of my friends graduation party so I figured this would b the perfect opportunity to show you what I wore and how I did my makeup. I hope you all enjoy this post and get some inspiration from this!


before and after

Starting off with a fresh, clean face I applied the Nivea After Shave Balm as a primer all over my face. I than took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in “125” on a damp beauty blender and applied this all over to even out my complexion. I set that with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. To conceal my under eye circles I applied the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I was aiming for a light, warm contour so I used the Lumene bronzer and contoured my cheek bones, temples, and nose. For a highlight I took the Covergirl Eye shadow in “French Vanilla” and applied this to the tops of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. For my cheeks I used Benefit’s Cha Cha Balm and the Elf Blush Quad in “Peach”.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.

To start off the eyes I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion all over to keep my eye shadows from creasing. I than applied my Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Barely Branded” all over my lids with my fingers. This eyeshadow base makes my shadows pop and enhances the colors. I applied the color “High” from my Naked Smokey Palette all over my lid with a flat shader brush. To add definition in my crease I took the colors “Combust” and “Whiskey” with a crease brush. To define my crease entirely and shape out my eyes I took the color “Hustle” from my Naked One Palette on a defining brush and applied it into my outer v. For my eyebrows I applied a little bit of Vaseline to hold them in place and than took the color “Frisk” on an angled crease brush and filled in my eyebrows. For the lashes I used the Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes on my upper and lower lashes.

For my lips I wanted a glossy nude so I kept it super simple and minimalistic with my NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in “Sweet Heart”.  It’s more on the peach side which looked perfect with the blush I applied earlier.


Today I was on second day natural hair which looked wild so I threw some Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Spray into my hair and than up into a messy top knot to keep it out of my face and looking some what in control.


It was on the chilly side this afternoon so I opted for a light weight blouse, capris and sandals. This top is from Loft, jeans are from Hollister, sandals are from target, watch is Kate Spade, and necklace is Forever 21.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If you missed Weekly Wrap Up #21, click here. Thank you so much for reading, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @StyledByMcKenz and subscribe to me here on the blog! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them below. Wishing you the best today and all the ones ahead. With love, McKenz.

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Get Ready With Me: Girls Night Out (hair, makeup,outfit)

Happy Monday everyone! If you read Weekly Wrap Up #19 you would know that my girls and I dressed up and went out to dinner on Saturday night. It was a casual setting but we wanted to get all dolled up and take some cute pictures for insta. Anyways, I was so in love with my outfit and pleased with my makeup and new hair that I decided, what better thing to write about than how I got ready?! So today, I am going to be walking now you through my hair, makeup, and outfit.


For my makeup I wanted something that was really going to make my blue eyes pop, which almost always leads me to my Naked Palette, which it did. I also tried to keep a softer contour than usual so it wouldn’t cancel out with my highlight.

face primer: Elf Mineralized Face Primer
foundation: Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation “125”
face powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder “05”
under eye concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer “light/medium”
under eye powder: Anastasia Contour Kit “banana”
contour: Anastasia Contour Kit “havana” and “expresso”
highlight: Anastasia Contour Kit “vanilla”
eye primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
eye base: Maybelline Color Tattoo “barely branded”
eye shadow: Naked One, Wet N Wild Glitter single “gold”. lid- “half baked” crease- “naked” “buck” “smog” outer v- “darkhorse” inner corner- “virgin”
eyebrows: Vaseline, Naked One “naked”
mascara: Maybelline Great Lash, Too Faced Better Than Sex, Maybelline Big Eyes
brown bone: Lorac Silk, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “milk”
lips: Buxom Full On Lipstick and NYX Hyper Shine Gloss

Ignore my half straight head, the humidity was insane tonight! None the less, I used my Chi flat iron. By the way, yes I did dye my hair!!


Us girls decided to dress in wedges and cute tops tonight so outfit details are as follows- tank top: Abercrombie&Fitch, bralette: American Eagle, necklace: Forever 21, watch: Kate Spade, jeans: Hollister, wedges: Toms/Nordstrom Rack

That’s it for today’s blog post, I hope you all enjoyed. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you have the best day. Don’t forget to subscribe to me here on StyledByMcKenz and follow me on Instaram @styledbymckenz. With love, McKenz.