CELEBRITY SKIN ENVY: JESSIE JAMES DECKER

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I don’t know what it is with this woman, but I am starting to develop a slight obsession with her. She’s beautiful, has an amazing voice, is married to the one-and-only Eric Decker and have you seen her skin?? It’s perfect. I’m completely jealous.

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I can’t take my eyes off of her complexion. It’s so smooth and bright! She actually doesn’t have a single flaw or blemish anywhere. Her skin tone is so even as well! I wonder if Jessie uses a Glow Creme to keep her skin so bright and even? That must be it.

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Jessie’s hair and makeup always looks fabulous too. I actually read that she does mostly everything herself before attending events – everyone loves a DIY girl! Her light brown highlights look great next to her skin tone and dark eyes. I also read that she is obsessed with having her brows perfect.

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I’m completely envious of Jessie and her fantastic skin. And maybe a little jealous that she’s married to Eric Decker too. If you want skin like Jessie’s, try Enza Essentials Sustaining System! -xo Kayla

IT’S EXTRACTION TIME

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! It was my birthday yesterday, so I had a super fun weekend! Today I want to talk to you about two products I’m LOVING right now – the Pore Extraction Masque and the Extraction Enzyme Peel.

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These two Extraction System products are perfect for this time of year. In my opinion, fall is the time for rejuvenation, which is exactly what these products do – they decongest and rejuvenate your skin.

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The Extraction Enzyme Peel is an oil-free exfoliant that gently awakens and brightens your skin with vibrant spearmint and camphor oils. It also gives your pores a deep cleanse with salicylic acid that treats breakouts and blemishes. And it smells amazing!

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The Pore Extraction Masque is one of my favorites. I simply apply this masque all over my face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. I call this my “Kayla Time.”  It uses soothing oat flour to extract clogged pores that can lead to unsightly whiteheads and blackheads, while the camphor and sulfur in it purifies my skin to reduce the appearance of large pores. This masque leaves my face feeling refreshed and clean.

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These two Extraction System products are ideal for oily skin, or if you just need some rejuvenation. I simply cannot live without them! -Kayla

MY INSTAGRAM LATELY

Wow – this week has been very crazy busy! Between getting home from my trip, getting all of my schoolwork made up, and everything else, I feel like I haven’t had time for anything! But busy is good, right? :) Take a look at what I’ve been up to on Instagram these past few weeks!

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We launched a beautiful and brand new website two weeks ago! Have you visited it yet? www.enza.com! You better check it out.

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The autumn season calls for navy and gold.

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Jane Iredale’s “City Nights” collection is the best ever. I am obsessed with the green and purple jelly jars!

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Nothing beats fresh flowers from a Saturday morning farmer’s market!

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Did I mention I went to Paris last week? :) My SPF and I enjoyed our time in the City of Lights!

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Just doing a little shopping with my Lip Treatment

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Did you see my post about cucumber eye slices? You definitely want to read that!

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Photo Creds: Carla of Fashion Maven Mommy

Bloggers are LOVING the Spot Extractor! Have you gotten yours yet? Only $15 through the end of the month!

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Happy Fall and TGIF to all of you lovely people! Have a great weekend! -xo Kayla

MY TRIP TO PARIS

I know it’s ALL I’ve been talking about in my recent posts, but PARIS WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I had the most wonderful time over there and am so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit the city. It was everything I thought it’d be and more. Here’s a glimpse at my trip!P1010835

The Seine River runs right through the city – we even took a ride down it on a tour boat!

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My Lip Treatment and I were both in awe after seeing how gorgeous Notre Dame is.

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My aunt and I outside the Louvre Museum!

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Ummm, did I mention how delicious macaroons are? These little lovelies even made it home packed in my suitcase without getting hurt!

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Yup, we went all the way up to the top of the Eiffel Tower and had a flute of champagne. Best day EVER.

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The view from the steps of Sacré-Cœur Basilica was definitely a sight to see.

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My Advanced Protection SPF 30 and I are wondering when we can go back again. Seriously.

Have you ever been to Paris? -xo Kayla

 

DOES IT REALLY WORK? CUCUMBER EYE SLICES

You see it in movies, on the internet, in magazines, and everywhere else – cucumber slices on the eyes. But, does this tasty trick really do anything to help us?

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If you are up late, get little sleep and wake only to find SERIOUS bags under your eyes that aren’t designer, cucumber slices can certainly help. Since the veggie is loaded with antioxidants, placing them on your eyes can give you immediate relief of inflammation and swelling. Just let them sit for 4-5 minutes and prepare to look fabulous.

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Cucumbers also have a mild skin lightening effect. This is why cucumber slices on eyes is so often used for the dark circles under the eyes as well. This skin lightening effect can make your skin appear youthful and glowing. (Ummm, yes please.)

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Along with cucumbers, Enza Essentials Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelee  does a wonderful job of reducing the appearance of puffy bags around the eye area. It has an amazing cooling effect and won’t get brown and mushy if left in the crisper drawer for too long…. :)

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SKIN TIPS FOR TRAVELING

In honor of my current trip to the beautiful city of Paris, I wanted to give some skin tips while on the go. It’s important to take care of your skin while traveling, so here are my recommendations for vacation skincare:

Moisturize. 

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It’s a MUST to lather on lots of moisturizer before you head to the airport. Flying dries out skin terribly, so it’s also a good idea to throw some into your carry-on to apply throughout your flight.

Keep hydrated. 

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Drink lots and lots of water! It’s so important to keep your body as well as your skin hydrated while you travel, so be sure to get at least 8 glasses a day.

Cleanse. 

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It’s easy to get caught up in the trip and skip your normal face washing routine. But, your skin won’t be thanking you later. Wash your face every night to rid the skin of makeup, oil and other build up from the busy day of traveling. I brought my Sustaining Cleanser with me!

Protect Skin. 

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No matter where you’re going or how you’re getting there, you need to always protect your skin from sun damage with SPF. Especially if you are going someplace warm, or sitting next to the window on the plane. Try using Advanced Protection SPF 30 to protect your skin.

 

MY PARIS BUCKET LIST

Wowza! I cannot believe that I’m in Paris right now! It’s everything I thought it would be and even MORE! My aunt and I arrived Saturday night and have been settling in and sightseeing ever since! On the longgg flight over I came up with a list of all the things I want to do here in the City of Light, so here’s what I want to squeeze in before I fly home!

1. Visit the Eiffel Tower. When I think of Paris, this majestic landmark immediately pops into my head. I want to visit the Tower during the day, and also make sure to see it at night when it’s lights are glowing. It’s also a must that I purchase several souvenirs in the shape of the Eiffel Tower.

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2. Eat a macaroon. For obvious reasons. They look absolutely delish and are beautiful to look at. I want to try every flavor!

3. Take a trip down the Seine River. There’s nothing quite like seeing Paris from a boat on the Seine. I’ll be traveling through the heart of the city via water, and that sounds absolutely delightful.

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4. Window Shop. I purposefully said “window” shop because I won’t be able to afford any of the Paris designer clothing and things. But, it’s still fun to look. :)

5. Take care of my skin. Of course I’ll be bringing my Enza products with me! With all the adventures I’ll be having, it’ll be so important to take care of my skin. And, I’m sure Enza wants to see the city as well!

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-xo Kayla

 

WHAT’S IN MY BAG: PARIS EDITION

I LEAVE FOR PARIS TOMORROW! I am SO excited! Before I jet off over to France, I had to pack a few things in my bag, so here’s what I’ll have with me during the day!

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  • Tote Bag- To look super stylish carrying all my things!
  • Magazine- Everyone needs some reading materials.
  • Wallet- I’ll need someplace to keep my Euros and ID!
  • Kindle- To keep me busy on my downtime.
  • Scarf- For the chilly evenings out on the town.

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  • Cleanser- It’s a must to stick to my skincare regimen, even while on vacation.
  • Passport- An international must.
  • Lip Gloss- Jane Iredale in Spice will be the perfect pop of color.

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  •  Spot Extractor- Just in case an unwanted blemish shows up.
  • Shine Control-   With long days of sightseeing, I need to make sure my skin isn’t shiny for all my pictures!

-Kayla

 

CELEBRITY SKIN ENVY: KENDALL JENNER

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At just 18 years old, Kendall Jenner has women around the world jealous of her looks, fashion sense, and flawless skin. I mean seriously, it’s just about as perfect as it can get.

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Her complexion has such a fresh, vibrant look to it that I completely head-over-heels adore. I have searched and searched and searched but I honestly cannot find a single photo of her with a blemish or enlarged pore. She never needs to hide ANYTHING with makeup, making her a natural beauty.

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Kendall can literally pull off any look. I read that she is persistent about washing her face every night and drinks LOTS of water to keep her skin clear and young. She also wears SPF to protect her skin from sun damage. Try using Advanced Protection SPF 30 to protect your skin all year round.

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Her complexion actually glows. She simply adds a touch of color to her lips or cheeks and looks amazing. Kendall’s skin is always so hydrated and radiant – I think I’ll go grab a glass of water now!

-xo Kayla

 

FALL FOODS FOR BETTER SKIN

Fall is just about here and that means that I’ll be stocking up on all of my favorite foods of the season! I not only enjoy them for their delicious tastes, but for their skin benefits as well. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Cranberries.

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In addition to being yummy, cranberries are also incredibly good for you, and second only to blueberries in terms of their antioxidant powers. Cranberries are also great for their anti-inflammatory benefits, making skin look less red. These berries help heal skin conditions like acne and eczema as well.

2. Sweet Potatoes.

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Sweet potatoes have high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene. The vitamin A helps keep skin smooth and keep wrinkles at bay, while the beta-carotene adds another level of skin protection by combating free radicals, which contribute to skin aging. And if you eat them with marshmallows on top, I won’t judge.

3. Pumpkin. 

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Pumpkin has lots of vitamin A, which we all know is amazing for our skin. Vitamin A in its natural form has plenty of skin benefits, such as exfoliation, sun damage reversal, and it improves texture, tone, and pigmentation problems.

4. Pomegranate.

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Pomegranates are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Being rich in antioxidants, they not only nourish the skin, but also prevent damage caused from to free radicals. Plus, pomegranate seeds are absolutely delicious so I think I need to stop at the store and buy some tonight. :)