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I’m Makena, the creator and editor of Makeup By Makena — a beauty blog dedicated to empowering others through the art of makeup.






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I have always loved learning more about the individuals behind my favorite blogs, so today I am sharing fifteen facts that you don’t know about me.

  1. In just a few days, I leave to begin my Sophomore year of college; I am sad about being west from my family again, but am looking forward to a larger dorm, interesting classes, and lots of extra-curriculars, including copy editing the school magazine, working at the writing center, and volunteering to tutor homeless children.
  2. I recently purchased a new planner with lots of fun stickers and I am very excited to start using it.
  3. In general, my favorite color is a bright magenta purple, but I love blush pink for clothing, interior design, and pretty much everything else.
  4. After years of wanting to go ombré, as of today, my dark brown hair now fades into a beautiful warm caramel shade, and I love it!
  5. This Summer, I had my first official job — working as a teacher’s assistant at a preschool. I love children, so this was such an incredible opportunity.
  6. I have a playlist on YouTube with over a hundred fitness videos and each night, I pick a different one for my workout.
  7. Even though I am not fluent (despite nearly ten years of Spanish class in school), I am obsessed with the watching Grand Hotel on Netflix.
  8. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade because I am mesmerized by the fashion and overall classiness of the 50’s and early 60’s.
  9. I enjoy reading historical fiction as well as regular fiction and mysteries in my free-time; this Summer, I have enjoyed reading Nicholas Sparks books since I love his movies so much.
  10. I recently realized that I had $100 in Barnes and Noble gift cards, so I purchased three gorgeous coffee table books — one with beauty tips and tricks, one about Jacqueline Kennedy’s style, and one about the history of Chanel.
  11. Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day as I am a very picky eater but love eggs, toast, fruit, turkey bacon, cereal, smoothies, pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
  12. I aspire to be a magazine editor because I love the idea of combining different skills to create something both meaningful and beautiful.
  13. I wear heels all the time because not only do they make me taller, but they also are beautiful and make me feel so much more confident.
  14. As most of you know, I am obsessed with watching beauty videos on YouTube, and some of recent favorites are Emily Jean and KristinaXMakeup.
  15. I took these photos at an all pink pop up shop on the Malibu Pier and I am in love everything about them!

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me and would love if you shared one interesting fact about yourself down below.


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