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January Favorites

January has come and gone in the blink of an eye meaning it’s time for another monthly favorites post. Keep reading to see what makeup products, outfits, and Bible verses I have been loving, plus everything in between.


This month I have absolutely fallen in love with street style and any clothing piece that is out there and different. I haven’t necessarily incorporated these things into my everyday wardrobe but it’s getting there! This month I experimented with lots of denim, chokers, anything velvet, and various shoes that I received for Christmas. Above are a few of my favorite outfits from this month.

IMG_4339.JPGAs far as makeup goes, I have fallen in love with matte liquid lipsticks and lip gloss. Something about lip gloss just does it for me. I have gone back to using one eyeshadow palette per week in hopes to equally use my makeup and have to say that Naked One was definitely my favorite this month. Other than that, I haven’t really come across any jaw dropping products this month.

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I figured I’d show you all my favorite page in my Bible from this month. It took me forever but Psalm 86 is so beautiful that it was worth it. These verses are such a reminder that Jesus has the power to save us with his love if we open up and allow him to. I highly recommend you reading these verses!

I am still watching 90210 but will most likely be finishing soon so leave me Netflix suggestions below… please. For music I have been loving the songs ‘More Than Anyone’ by Gavin DeGraw and ‘Be Yourself’ by Harrison Storm.

This month I have really wanted to be better in every way. I am trying to really step up my blogging game and slowly but surely up my Instagram game and I want to thank you all because I wouldn’t be where I am without you all. Also a huge hank you for helping me break record views this month! Stay tuned for some very exciting content coming your way in February!

IMG_4340.JPGWhat have you been loving this month. I would love to hear or read your monthly favorites post. Leave your comment or link below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best February ahead. With love, McKenz

This month on Styledbymckenz-

Styledbymckenz Turns One
What I Got For Christmas 2016
Best Of 2016-Makeup, Clothing, Moments, and More
Bootie Collection 2017
Makeup Of The Week- experimenting with new goodies
Weekly Wrap Up #1
Winter Clothing Haul
Over The Knee Lookbook
Matte Eyes + a Matte Lip Makeup Tutorial/YouTube Video
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 1 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #2
One Sweater//Four Ways
Blog Awards Catch Up
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 2 Edition
Upgrade Your Outfit-Winter Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #3
GRWM School Day- Hair, Makeup, and Outfit
January Fashion Forecast
January Empties
Makeup Of The Week- Naked 3 Edition
Weekly Wrap Up #4

 

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January Empties

Hey, friends! Recently I have been loving watching empties videos and reading empties posts. I find that seeing what people have used up recently and hearing their thoughts about those products is so intriguing for some odd reason. Please tell me I’m not the only one that finds pleasure in ‘trash’!? Anyways, here I am today sharing with you what I finished up this month. Enjoy!

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As far as shampoo and conditioner go, I almost never use the same one twice. I am constantly changing up what I use and it takes me forever to finish hair products. I recently finished up a couple products from Suave and was super pleased with how soft my hair was after it had been washed and how replenished it felt. My only complaint for this product is I am not in love with the smell, otherwise I would give it five stars.

Product: Suave Sea Mineral Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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This Biore face wash is beaded and leaves your skin feeling super clean. It has a minty feeling to it and I found that although it didn’t necessarily getting rid of breakouts, it did a fairly good job at preventing them. This Cetaphil moisturizer is one of my favorites. It is very thick and not meant to be used before applying makeup. After the shower and before bed are my favorite times to use this product.

Product: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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For makeup related products, this month I finished the Great Lash Mascara from Maybelline. I love the ‘Blackest Black’ formula of this product as I find it lengthens and volumes my lashes best. If you’ve ever been around to my blog before you would know that any day I wear eyeshadow I wear the Maybelline Color Tattoo in ‘Barely Branded’. This is my third one and I am obsessed. One pot typically lasts me a year or so, so considering I wear eyeshadow about five times a week for an average of 44 weeks out of the year, I use this product at least 220 times per pot. Seriously, best product ever if you’re looking to step your makeup game up to the next level!!! Micellar Water is the absolute best at removing makeup. Squirt the tiniest bit on a cotton round and you would be amazed that all your makeup comes off just like that.

Product: Maybelline Color Tattoo – ‘Barely Branded’
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

Product: Garnier Micellar Water
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes, already have!

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Of course I couldn’t forget about the random products I seem to finish every few months. As many of you know, I am a cheerleader so the Got2B Glued hairspray is an essential hair product for me. It seriously holds anything. The typical nail polish remover; this one was so stubborn and made removing polishes a tedious task. As for shaving cream, whatever my mom buys I will use. Scent or brand doesn’t typically matter to me. And mouth wash; as you can tell Madison and I have been working on this bottle of Crest for quite some time now.

Product: Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes- a must have for cheerleaders!

Product: Up and Up Nail Polish Remover
Stars: 1/5
Repurchase: No

Product: Skintimate Skin Therapy Shaving Cream
Stars: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Product: Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash
Stars: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

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Well that’s it for my January empties. Let me know what you finished this month or if you enjoyed this type of post in the comments below! I am open to all feedback so please leave any questions, comments, or requests you may have below. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a fabulous day! With love, McKenz.

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January Fashion Forecast

The beginning of a new year always comes with several new trends and fresh styles that make their way right onto the hottest stores’ clothing racks. I mean, who wouldn’t want to start the year with a jaw dropping ensemble?! Today I’m here to report what’s popular this month and which trends are stealing the hearts of every fashion fanatic at the moment.

First up without a doubt is tennis shoes. Whether they be Adidas Superstars, velvet platforms, or trendy New Balance’s I have seen sweet kicks on the feet of everyone with a name this month. Not to mention the fancy sock booties that have made their way into every clothing store this season.

We cannot forget about the slip dress trend. Whether a classic tee is paired under or a fierce leather jacket over, this look seems to be the current favorite for going out. Plus they double as a tank once paired into some mom jeans. With the nineties craze still in full swing, I find it hard to believe this one will be leaving anytime soon.

Workout wear and athleisure have made their way into every girls’ wardrobe as far as I’m concerned. Pairing perfectly with the sweet kicks I mentioned earlier, you can easily pull together an effortlessly sporty chic look.

And lastly, as always, endless chunky knits. They are inevitable around this time of year, plus nothing says a flawless outfit than a cozy turtle neck and a knee-length jacket. Adding a hat, scarf, or purse is always the perfect added touch, as seen all over my Instagram feed lately.

I have to say I’ve been jumping on the bandwagon myself and fallen in love with this month’s fashion forecast as well. The only trend I’m still unsure of is platform shoes, and solely for the fact that I don’t think I could ever pull them off. What trends have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below, along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. Thank you all so much for checking in, stay tuned for February’s trend report. Have a fabulous day, loves.
With love, McKenz.

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January Favorites

Happy Saturday friends, I absolutely can not believe that the month of January is coming to an end. My life is flying past my eyes to say the least. Today I’m here to share with you my January favorites. I hope you guys enjoy and are having a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for everything and don’t forget to subscribe. 🙂 With love, McKenz

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Makeup Favorites:

  1. My Kate Moss Lasting Matte Lipstick in the color 113 is one of my favorite nude lippies. And by nude, I mean the palest nude you’ve ever seen. It’s a long wearing, matte, lipstick with peach undertones and looks beautiful on my skin tone. They sell this at all drugstores and Ulta.
  2. I adore the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation. I have it in two different shades and I am so in love with mixing this with my Cetaphil Moisturizer to create a light weight, every day, smooth finish on my skin. Along with the lipstick this to can be purchased at all drugstores and Ulta.
  3. I received the Anastasia Contour Kit for Christmas and fell in love. This palette has a powder, highlighter, banana powder, and three contouring shades. I love this for doing my own makeup and for the times I do makeup on others. This palette can be purchased at Ulta or Sephora.
  4. I’ve recently fell in love with smudging the same color I place in my outer V on my water line. I love this smudge brush from Elf and the best part is, it’s only one dollar and can be purchased at Ulta and all drugstores.

Fashion Favorites:

  1. These brown quilted riding boots were purchased from Target. I love these shoes paired with off white and olive green and I find them so comfortable and cute. The gold accents also go perfect with all of my gold Alex and Anis and watches.
  2. I have always loved circle scarves and my favorite place to buy them is Old Navy. I have this style in five different colors but my hunter green one is my favorite because it goes perfectly with my Hunter boots which are the same color.

Skin Care Favorites:

  1. This Cetaphil moisturizer is my absolute favorite. I have super dry skin so mixing this in with my foundation every morning is a great way to keep my skin hydrated. Along with this I love the Cetaphil face wash to help remove any excess makeup that didn’t come off with my makeup remover.

Other Favorites:

  1. This month I read “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks and I am pleased to say that I loved this book. Nicholas Sparks never fails to produce a tear jerker and i’m hoping this is one of his books that one day makes it into a movie.
  2. My favorite TV show this month was “The Carrie Diaries”. It’s on Netflix and I love the setting of NYC and the clothing style of the main character, Carrie. Not to mention Austin Butler’s super cute.
  3. My favorite songs this month were the same as last month because I can’t seem to get over Adele’s latest album “25”. Adele has always been one of my favorite artists and I must say her makeup artists did a fabulous job on her cover look. “Hello” and “When We Were Young” are constantly on repeat.