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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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Date Night Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Hey y’all! I have been on such a Valentine’s Day kick lately and since my twin sister Madison and her boyfriend Colton are always happy to help me out when it come’s to blogging they didn’t seem too disappointed when I asked them to help me out with a few date night outfit ideas and get some cute pictures together.

Originally I was hoping that I could have a few more of my friends and their boyfriends be featured in this post but that didn’t end up working out as I had hoped. So instead the three of us all had to do an outfit change. Which despite the freezing weather, didn’t end up being so bad.

I picked out all of our outfits to somewhat coordinate for the sake of the cohesive feel I hoped this post to have, For the first set of outfits I went for the pops of pink and of course Colton’s red flannel. This worked out perfectly with the Valentine’s Day banner that I had hanging from the gate.

For the second group of outfits I went for olive-green and some pops of pink in my shoes and Madison’s necklace. Nothing too overpowering, but still a subtle touch to remind you of the holiday.

Breaking out my light pink lace ups and a coordinating necklace for this look to keep it simple and chic.

Left Outfit Details- top: Old Navy, necklace: Francesca’s, jeans: Hollister, flats: Glicks, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty (use code ‘styledbymckenz’ at checkout for 20% off)

I went for my cargo jacket for this look and pinched it at the waist, plus threw on this gold purse for some added flair.

Right Outfit Details- jacket: TJ Maxx, jeans: Hollister, flats: Glicks, purse: Gap, watch: Kohls, bracelet: Boho Betty

Madison is all for the preppy style so I put her in a pink button up and a simple white vest. She looks so classic and of course her hair looks perfect as per usual.

Left Outfit Details- shirt: Gap, vest: Old Navy, necklace: Kendra Scott, bracelet: KJP, watch: Fossil, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls

As you can tell from these looks and my post ‘Styling My Twin Sister for a Week‘ Madison is a vest kind of gal. This coordinated perfect with Colton and her light pink necklace added a subtle pop.

Right Outfit Details- vest: Old Navy, sweater: American Eagle, necklace: Charming Charlies, jeans: Hollister, leg warmers: Kohls, riding boots: Kohls

Let me tell you, picking out boy outfits is so far from easy. This red flannel was perfect for this post with the red and pops of white. Colton is a Khaki’s kind of guy and his black shoes pulled the look together.

Left Outfit Details- shirt: Abercrombie&Fitch, pants: TJ Maxx, shoes: VANS

This simple outfit is so simple and matches so well. Thank you Colton for not being complicated in front of the camera!!
Right Outfit Details-  Shirt: Unknown, pants: TJ Maxx, shoes: VANS

The banner used in today’s post is from Hunter&Honey and is seriously so adorable.

Feel free to check out their Instagram here, and their Facebook page here if you’re interested in this banner or any other personalized goodies!

I want to give a huge thank you to Colton (and Madison!) for being such a good sport in front of the camera and my sweet momma for taking these gorgeous pictures for today’s post! I could not be happier with how they turned out and had such a good time taking them.

Alright ladies and gents, that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you got some ideas from these casual date night inspired looks. Let us know which look was your favorite or what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Have a fabulous day! 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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Galentine’s Day- Craft, Activities, and Pajamas

Don’t be fooled y’all, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just for the couples; grab your gal pals and plan a girl’s night in this Valentine’s Day! You’re sure to have as much fun watching Nicholas Spark’s movies as the girls eating expensive meals at the diner down the street.

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First things first, a night spent in the basement calls for pajamas that are fit for the holiday. Madison and I are wearing red and white polka-dotted pants from Old Navy and plain white shirts for our cozy night lazing around. Yes, we are those twins that still match sometimes at fifteen years old, lol.

We started off our girl’s night by popping some popcorn and grabbing all the candy we could find. Opting for ice cream with too many sprinkles and whipped cream is always a good idea too. (Candy hearts are a must have for me every year even though it feels like my teeth are rotting on the spot whenever I eat them!!)

Movie marathons are always on our agenda so we picked all the sappy ones we could find around the house. ‘The Lucky One’, ‘The Vow’ and ‘The Longest Ride’ from Nicholas Sparks were on our TV tonight as well as some of our childhood favorites ‘Bride Wars’ and ‘27 Dresses’. Don’t forget the tissues because these chick flicks are sure to have you in tears. Getting cozy on the couch to watch a few movies is always a good way to end the week anyways.

Whenever we have a girl’s night we also do a stupid little craft along with it because it brings back memories of when we used to have sleepovers and craft for hours. I found these Valentine’s Day stickers lying around and since I’m obsessed with candy hearts I decided to make a few cheesy Valentine’s for my girls that couldn’t be here tonight. It’s the little things (plus the thought) that counts, my friends!

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What did you do for your Galentine’s Day?! I love a good girl’s night in and am so happy to have had this one be Valentine’s day themed. Let me know what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day in the comments below along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best today and always, plus sending all my love your way! ❤ With love, McKenz

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you have a special someone in your life or not, it’s always fun to receive a little something on Valentine’s Day. Today I have put together the perfect gift guide if you’re on the hunt for something special. Whether it be for your girlfriend your bff, or yourself, they are sure to appreciate it!

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heels//earrings//purse//sunglasses//watch//necklace//lipstick//shoes//perfume

I selected a few pieces of jewelry for the gift guide simply because it’s Valentine’s Day and that is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the holiday. A watch, necklace, or earrings would all make excellent gifts. It’s easy, chic, and every girl loves to receive jewelry. Rose gold is perfect for this time of year and screams elegant in my opinion.

I included some gorgeous velvet heels because who could not love them?! They would be perfect for a date night. You can’t go wrong with Hunter boots either. My sister and I have been eyeing the red pair for ages now.

Sunglasses are a simple yet thoughtful gift. This pair from Steve Madden are trendy and perfect for all times of the year.

Lipstick is always a fun gift; the Too Faced Melted line is to die for and they have so many gorgeous pinks and reds that are prefect for February. I also included a perfume because it’s something I would much rather receive than purchase myself.

And saving the best for last is this gorgeous Chloe bag. Obviously the price tag is extremely hefty but hey, a girl can dream + there are so many cheaper alternatives out there for this beautiful bag.

Well that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you all enjoyed this gift guide and took some inspiration from it. If none of these work out I’m sure some chocolate will do just the trick. (,: If you have any questions, comments, or requests be sure to leave them below; I am always happy to chat. Have a fabulous day. With love, McKenz.