3 WAYS TO USE YOUR RAZOR

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Oh, the joys of a razor and a can of shaving cream. We all know what that means – time to give your legs a haircut. But, did you know that this combination can be used to keep skin looking young? Here are three places that a razor can be your ultimate anti-aging tool!

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Back of hands. The skin on the back of your hand is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Since shaving exfoliates your skin and stimulates collagen production, lightly shaving this area helps with cell turnover, leaving you with younger looking skin.

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Neck. Exfoliating your neck is always a great idea. Delicately shave the area to slough off dead skin cells and tiny, fine hairs. Do this 2-3 times per week in the shower and the skin on your neck will be looking as good as new!

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I don’t have a hairy chest, I swear! :)

The décolletage. This skin is very fragile and delicate, so it’s extra important to exfoliate here. Just remember to not push too hard – a gently swipe with the razor that you already use to shave your legs is perfect.

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Skin Tip: To get the most out of your exfoliation-with-a-razor technique, apply Vitamin C Serum immediately after shaving. Vitamin C will give your skin firmness and increase collagen production under the surface, all while giving you benefits of this fabulous antioxidant.

So, get out your razors and shaving cream, ladies! -xo Kayla

 

 

KITTY CAT HALLOWEEN MAKEUP

Halloween is just around the corner, ladies! Do you know what you’re going to be for the spooky night out?? If you need a last minute, super simple, and oh-so-cute idea, you NEED to take a peek at my cat makeup!

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First, start by giving your brows a distinct and defined shape.

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Next, draw a thick cat eye with black liner. I’m using Jane Iredale’s Jelly Jar for a perfectly winged look.

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After you’ve drawn on your liner, apply several coats of black mascara to make your eyes pop.

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Then, using black eyeliner, color in the tip of your nose to resemble a cat’s nose. You can draw this as high or as low as you’d like – it’s super cute no matter what!

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Connect your nose with the top of your lip by drawing a line with your black pencil.

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Next, color in your upper lip with lipstick. I actually used this Jane Iredale Eye Pencil to fill in mine!

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Finally, add little black dots to the apples of your cheeks. Whiskers are always adorable and feline too!

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For the finishing touch, throw on some cat ears and you’re ready for a purrr-fect night! :)

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PORE EXTRACTION MASQUE

It’s masque season, ladies! This is the perfect time of year to highlight one of my FAVORITE products – the Pore Extraction Masque.

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This firming masque gives your skin an amazingly deep clean. One of the active ingredients, oat kernel extract, soothes your skin while calming any irritation. It unclogs pores of dirt and bacteria, preventing further blemishes from forming.

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Our previous Interns Ali and Anna still LOVE the Pore Extraction Masque!

I put on the masque after I wash my face with the Extraction Cleanser. I apply a thin layer to my face and leave it on for about 15 minutes or until it’s dry and firm. My masque time is very special to me because I can unwind, relax, and enjoy the fact that my pores are getting cleaned. :)

Skin tip: Use the Pore Extraction Masque 2 times per week.

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The greatest part about masque season? You can get the Pore Extraction Masque for only $30 THIS WEEK ONLY! It’s seriously a necessity to have. Order yours now at enza.com!

BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN

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Pumpkin is EVERYWHERE right now – pumpkin lotions, lattes, desserts, and candles. This autumn ingredient just tastes and smells so wonderful that it’s hard not to love it. But, pumpkin is more than just a seasonal treat – it can actually make you prettier.

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Pumpkin is packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants that give you healthy and radiant skin. Plus, the ingredient is super amazing for your overall health. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin C, which protects your delicate skin from fine lines and wrinkles.  And, vitamin C promotes collagen production!

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This fall superfood is also a fabulous source of vitamin B, which helps fight acne, improve circulation under the surface of your skin, and increase cell turnover. And if you love the seeds, good news for you! Pumpkin seeds are rich in fatty acids that regulate oil production in the skin, which is great for oily or acne-prone skin. So, what are you waiting for – go ahead and indulge! -xo Kayla

 

 

EASY EXERCISE IDEAS

If you’re like me, life is CRAZY busy. And, unfortunately, I don’t get to the gym nearly as often as I’d like. But instead of missing an entire workout sesh, I’ve discovered some super easy-to-do exercises that I can do at my desk! It’s almost like a miracle.

Ab Twister.

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I use my water bottle that’s full for this one. It’s super simple – just hold your water bottle (or whatever weight you choose) at chest level and gently twist all the way to your left while keeping your feet and hips forward. Then, twist to the right side. You’ll be able to feel your abs contract! I usually do about 10 reps on each side for this exercise.

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Chair Squat.

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This one is SOOOO simple and is a great exercise. Hold your arms out in front of you and lift up your hips and butt just enough so you’re hovering over your chair. I hold this pose for about 30 seconds to feel the burn!

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Leg Extensions.

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Start sitting up tall in your chair with your arms at your sides. Lift your left leg off the ground, straight out in front of you and hold for 10 seconds. Be sure to squeeze your quads to get a good workout! Then, switch to your right leg.

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See???? It’s not so hard to keep active even if you’re at a desk all day! I finish with a spritz of Cool Sustaining Toner on my face to refresh and balance my skin. What a great workout! -xo Kayla

 

COFFEE AND YOUR SKIN

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Ahhhhh… sweet, sweet coffee. Oh how I love you when I’m feeling sleepy. And I’m not alone – many people absolutely cannot function without sipping on you first thing in the morning. But, could you be the cause of acne in adults?

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Many adults suffer from acne. It’s annoying and frustrating. Recently, the number of adults who have acne has risen – and some are looking at coffee to be a cause behind the skin issue.

If you fall into the four-or-more-cups-a-day coffee addict group, your testosterone levels increase, which can lead to hormonal breakouts. Coffee also causes your adrenal glands to over-react to everyday stressors, making your stress hormones go a little bit crazy as well, leading to obnoxious breakouts.

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So, what should you do now? If you are struggling with acne but need a little extra boost in the mornings, there are healthy alternatives you can do! Try replacing your java with green tea. Green tea has SO many benefits to it. It gives you the caffeine you want while being loaded with antioxidants to keep your skin looking and feeling fantastic.

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Another option? Water! Starting off your day with a glass or two of water gives you a serious hydration boost that leaves you feeling awake and refreshed. Try adding fresh lemon slices – this will give you a Vitamin C fix that will make your skin look amazing and taste buds happy!

Are you ready to kick your coffee habit? -xo Kayla

 

PRETTY IN TRIBAL PRINT

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Happy Friday, lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful week! Today I’m going to share with you one of my all-time FAVORITE dresses – this magenta and navy little number. Since the cold weather will be here oh so soon, I need to wear it as much as I can before it gets unbearable!

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This color combination is amazing – and I never think to pair magenta with navy! I love how fun and flirty this dress is. I can wear it on date night with a pair of heels or make it more casual with a pair of flats.

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The best part about this outfit is that it’s currently on sale at kohls.com right this second! So, what are you waiting for??

GET THE LOOK: Speechless Tribal Chiffon Dress, $19.20 at kohls.com

 

HOW TO POP A ZIT

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It happens to everyone – an ugly, large, unwanted pimple appears on your face and you LITERALLY want to scream. It’s the worst. And the first thing you automatically do is squeeze it, right? Well, popping a zit isn’t the greatest thing to do for your skin. But, when you’re getting ready for date night and you have a pimple the size of Mount Everest on your chin, you’re going to go ahead and pop it. BUT GOOD NEWS! Here’s the correct way to pop a zit:

WHAT YOU NEED: Two Q-Tips, hydrogen peroxide, and the Spot Extractor.

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First, dip your Q-Tips into the hydrogen peroxide.

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Then, use even pressure to press down on the pimple’s base, causing it to pop. Make sure to press down at an angle.

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After the zit has popped, immediately apply Enza’s Spot Extractor directly to the pimple. This will kill the bacteria and deep clean the pore.

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There you go! The best way to pop a zit is super easy and effective. And remember, if you go out into the sun, be sure to apply SPF to the area to prevent any discoloration. -xo Kayla

SMELL THE ROSES

As you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which means it’s time to think pink! Jane Iredale’s Smell the Roses Hydration spray is something you need to get your hands on this month for two reasons: 1) it supports your skin’s functions while refreshing your mood and 2) 100% of profits from the sales of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer!

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This facial spritz contains Rose Damascena Flower Water that is an organically wonderful skin tonic and cleanses your skin without disturbing its natural protective shield. Smell the Roses Hydration Spray will nourish, tighten, cleanse, detoxify, increase blood circulation, calm and support your beautiful skin.

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Smell the Roses Hydration Spray was even featured last week on The Today Show in beauty expert Bobbie Thomas’ “Bobbie’s Buzz” segment titled, “Think Pink for BCA: Beauty Gifts for Breast Cancer Awareness.”

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“Not only will 100% of the profits from sales be given to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization that supports survivors, but the product itself, a calming rose-scented mist, is a great reminder to pause and be thankful for each moment.”

If that doesn’t make you want to stop into the Enza Medispa to buy one, I don’t know what will. Plus, it’s only $29!

WHAT’S IN MY BAG: HOMECOMING GAME

It’s that time of year again – my college homecoming weekend! I’ll be sporting my Blugold spirit all day long tomorrow. But, I HAVE to make sure that I’ll have everything I need for the big game, so here’s a peek inside my bag!

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  •  An AMAZING bag: This Louis Vuitton tote is the best. thing. ever. Nothing like showing off some serious style at the football game. And a matching Louis wallet? Check.
  • UW-EC apparel: It’s an unwritten rule that you wear your school name somewhere on your clothing. Plus, it’s going to be a little on the chilly side so this gold sweatshirt will be perfect.
  • School ID: So I can get into the game for free, obvi.
  • Moolah: There’s something about a jumbo pretzel with salt and cheese sauce at a sporting event.

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  • SPF: Because I honestly never leave my house without applying my Advanced Protection SPF 30.
  • Hairspray: If I’m going to be taking pictures with friends all day, I NEED to have my hair game on point. This mini Kenra bottle is the ideal size for on-the-go situations.
  • Lip Treatment: Because it’s necessary that I have the perfect pout while cheering on the team.

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  • Shine Control: I don’t want to develop an oily T-zone during the homecoming festivities, so I’ll be ready with this fab product.
  • Snack. Just to keep the tummy satisfied.

Have a wonderful weekend Beauties! -xo Kayla