Hi friends!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri!! It’s been a few weeks or two since I posted, so for that I deeply apologize! My schedule has been a crazy, chaotic, hectic mess! But, I am back and better than ever!! So as a peace offering, today I am sharing more than a few life updates and a short, yet detailed list of the biggest battles I faced in high school…along with some advice to underclassman!

So let’s start with the updates. Oh gosh, where do I begin! Let me think. I wanted to save the best for last, but I CANNOT contain my excitement- Mackenzie Kateri hit 300 subscribers!! An accomplishment that I am utterly grateful for. I am blessed to have such an amazing audience who takes time to read my pieces. You guys are my inspiration and motivation. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am excited to watch my blog grow in days, months, and even upcoming years! The best is yet to come! As always, thank you times a million for reading. XO, MK. (more…)

Hi guys! Happy March!! Oh how time flies by. March already, that’s crazy!! Of course with every new month comes a list of my favorite beauty products! But, I thought it would be really fun if I also added a list of my favorite songs from the month as well!! All of my products from today’s post are from drugstores!! Amazing products at super low prices! Take a look!! As always, thanks so much for reading! XO, MK. (more…)

Hi guys!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! I hope everyone is having an amazing week and staying warm of course! Today’s post… drum roll please!! A list of my favorite products from January! Because I use most of these items on a daily basis, I am super excited to share them all with you! Oh and here’s the best part, the majority of these products are from Walmart. You don’t have to spend big bucks to land amazing finds! I hope this list and the descriptions below inspires you all to try these gems out! Comment below your January scores! I would love to hear! As always, thanks so much for reading and have an spectacular week babes! XO, MK.  (more…)

Hi babes!! We are currently at the peak of dry lip season! Oh and trust me, my lips are dry… and that is an understatement. I apply chapstick and Vaseline almost ten times a day. So, in today’s post you’ll hear three easy tips to relieve those dry lips! All of these tricks are inspired by my new favorite read, “The Little Books of Life Hacks: How To Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful,” by Yumi Sakugawa. The book is divided into categories such as DIY Beautiful, Design Your Dream Pad, and Domestic Diva. They are all so inspiring and amazing! I recommend you buy this book! I tagged a link above just incase any of you want to check it out! But anyway, I hope everyone is having a fab week. And just remember it’s almost FRIYAY! As always thanks for reading! XO, MK.  (more…)

Hello again and welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was my first day back at school following Christmas vacation. And well, I’m not going to lie it was pretty rough. No it wasn’t bad. In fact, I was happy to back in the swing of things, but it was difficult adjusting back to my school schedule after a week off! Yes I drank a few extra coffees, and yes I was practically dragging my feet at the gym, but by today everything was back to normal! I am determined to accomplish my goals, so everyday I have to push myself. In fact, I kicked up the cardio in my gym routine and made a fresh batch of detox water! Oh and I even set my alarm a bit earlier! But anyway, today’s post is short, sweet, and simple! Five double duty makeup tricks inspired by my new read, “The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful” by Yumi Sakugawa. I got this book for Christmas from one of my favorite humans! Shoutout to Amanda, you rock babe!! (The book is shown in the featured photo, check it out! I totally recommend 10/10!!) My post describes five makeup products that have multi-purposes! Super savvy, smart, and stylish! And who doesn’t love trying out new makeup tricks? As always, thank you so much for reading and just remember it’s almost Friday!! XO, MK

  1. Eyeshadow as highlighter
  2. Cream blush as lip gloss
  3. Lipstick as blush: Try to use lighter shades such as peach or light pink!
  4. Concealer as eyeshadow primer: Rub a tiny smidge on your eyelids to secure your eyeshadow.
  5. Bronzer as eyeshadow

Hi friends!! Yesterday was my last semi formal event at my school!! So, I thought it would be fun to blog my events throughout the day! Now I am going to be completely honest with you guys, I am the girliest girl of all time, but semi preparations, one word- UGH. Sure, I love getting my hair and makeup done, the glitter, the sparkles, the glamour, but it just gets a little too stressful. And there are endless photos, I mean yes I love a good photoshoot, but a thousand parents with a thousand cameras all pointing and yelling…I am going to have to pass. But at the end of the day, it’s a great time with my friends and I guess that’s what matters the most. In today’s post, I did a little timeline of my day, but trust me it wasn’t as cut and dry as it seems. I hope you enjoy the small glimpse into my life! I might start to do more of these posts blogging my day if you guys enjoy it! As always, thanks so much for reading and have an amazing and sparkly and fabulous New Year’s Eve. XO, MK (more…)

Hi my loves!! Today’s post is a little different; I noticed it’s a popular blogger thing to post favorite products of the month… so here I am guilty of jumping on this bandwagon! But, I really think it’s a great idea because there are so many underrated products out there just because they cheap or a generic brand. I love reading posts about drug store products that get the same job done as Sephora products.. sometimes they even work better!! So, today I am sharing with you five products that I swear by! As always, thanks so much for reading!! And have an amazing week babes! XO, MK (more…)