WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I want to take a step back and think about everything I’ve been blessed with in my life so far. I have SO MANY things to be thankful for, but here’s a few things that make the top of my list:

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My parents. They are my biggest supporters. I honestly cannot thank them enough times every single day. I can’t wait to see them over the holidays!

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My big brothers. Not only do they protect me from just about anything and everything, they are two of the coolest dudes I’ve ever met. I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

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Chocolate. I just can’t be thankful enough for cocoa. I don’t care what flavor, shape, or form it comes in, I love it all. Yummy.

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My travels. I am so grateful for all the places I’ve been given the opportunity to travel to in my life so far. There really isn’t an experience quite like visiting another part of the world. Just this past September I visited Paris and it was AMAZING.

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My Enza products. I am so in love with these products that it actually hurts. Ever since I’ve started using Enza Essentials, my skin has changed in the best way, and I can’t be thankful enough.

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My dog Miller. He is my pride and joy. The greatest dog ever. Okay, I may be a little biased. But it’s true!

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Coffee. Wow am I ever thankful for coffee! Especially on Monday mornings. I can’t get enough.

What some of the things you’re thankful for? -xo Kayla

WINTER SKIN MUST-HAVES

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There’s really no way around it – winter is on its way. But before Jack Frost totally takes over, its helpful to be prepared not only with your winter jacket, snow boots, and packets of hot cocoa, but with your skin care products too! Here are my top picks for winter must-haves:

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Moisturizer. This is a must-have year ’round, but especially during winter time. The dry and cold air can wreck havoc on your skin, so it’s important to keep it hydrated at all times. Enza’s Shea Body Butter does a wonderful job of locking in moisture and protecting your skin. And it smells fantastic.

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Lip Treatment. I think it’s safe to say that no one wants dry, cracked lips this season, so it’s very necessary to keep your pout hydrated and replenished. Enza’s Lip Treatment boosts the collagen product in your lips while rejuvenating them with lots of moisture. I NEVER go to bed without applying my Lip Treatment!

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Exfoliator. Exfoliate, exfoliate, and exfoliate again! This routine will slough off those nasty dead cells and prevent excess dryness this winter. But remember, exfoliate longer and not harder – three times a week in gentle circular motions is all you need for a winter-ready complexion! Try using the Fine Facial Polish for a perfect exfoliation.

What are your winter skin must-haves? -xo Kayla

ICE YOUR SKIN

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It may sound a little crazy (okay, maybe A LOT crazy) but trust me – every once in a while, you should ice your skin. This beauty trick is so simple and the benefits are super great. Here’s what icing your skin can do:

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Tightens skin. Are your pores looking a little large and you’re in need of an instant fix? Simply run an ice cube across your face. This chilly trick instantly tightens and perks up your complexion.

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Calms puffy eyes. When you want to pretend that you got a full 8 hours of sleep instead of 4, this cool trick is for you. Just wrap a cube in a paper towel and gently hold it onto your eye area for up to 10 minutes. Then do the other eye. This will help reduce puffiness in the AM. If you want an even better calming effect, use Enza’s Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelee after icing. This cooling product will leave your eyes looking young and refreshed.

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Reduces inflammation of zits. When that annoyingly large pimple shows up, reach for an ice cube. The cold pressure will quickly calm inflammation in about 5 minutes and will help eliminate some of the redness. After you’ve applied the ice, treat the blemish with the Spot Extractor. This will help clean and purify the zit while preventing a new breakout.

So, fill those ice trays and prepare to become an ice queen! -xo Kayla

LEOPARD PRINT LOVIN’

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If I had to chose one pattern to wear for the rest of my life, I’d have to say it would be leopard print. Seriously, I’m obsessed. I just can’t get enough! I truly believe that every woman needs to show her “wild” side every once in awhile – and that’s what I’m doing here in my outfit of the day!

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My favorite part about this outfit is that I can wear it to the office or out at night. It’s SO versatile. And these jeggings are the most comfortable things I’ve ever put on my body. I could literally sleep in them.IMG_7164IMG_7167

GET THE LOOK: This top is a few years old but there’s a similar one at Kohl’s for only $28.00! Jeggings, $44.95, ae.com. Necklace, $10.80, forever21.com. Booties, $21.99, payless.com

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Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm! -xo Kayla

SODA POP AND YOUR SKIN

We all know that soda isn’t good for us. It’s loaded with sugar, carbonation, caffeine, and many other things we don’t need in our bodies. But, did you know how bad soda is for your skin? I must warn you – reading this may make you never want to take another sip of the fizzy stuff again.

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Drinking soda regularly definitely does serious damage to your skin. One of the main reasons that the bubbly softdrink is so bad for your complexion is because of the insane amount of sugar it contains. When you consume too much sugar, your skin can become wrinkly, uneven in it’s texture, and dull. Seriously, who wants that? But if you’ve drank one-too-many sodas today, try using Enza’s Sustaining Glow Creme for brighter skin.

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Research has actually found that drinking 20 ounces of soda daily made you look 4.6 years older – now THAT is scary! Ew! So, what should you be drinking? WATER. WATER. And more WATER. 8-10 glasses a day, ladies! Your body will be so much happier and your skin will thank you every day. If plain water isn’t as tasty as you’d like, throw a lemon slice in your cup to spice it up!

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Don’t let soda pop ruin your beautiful skin – reach for that glass of water instead! -xo Kayla

 

 

SUN SPOT SECRETS REVEALED

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Although summer is well into your rearview mirror, one side effect of the season may still be showing on your skin – sun spots. These infamous dark clusters that magically appear on your forehead, around your mouth, shoulders, chest, arms, and everywhere else are frustrating and inconvenient. But, how much do you actually know about sun spots? Can you prevent them? Or treat them? Well, here’s the 411 on sun spots:

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The best way to avoid sun spots is SPF. Common sense, we know. But it is SO VERY NECESSARY to wear SPF every single day. Yes, even this winter! Damaging UV rays reflect off of the white snow like nobody’s business, making you prone to developing sun spots even in the dead of winter. Seriously, just wear it.

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Fight them before they surface. You may not know it, but you potentially have a sun spot creeping under your skin right this very moment. If you don’t want it to show, treat it before you actually see it. A great way to fight sun spots is by using products containing Vitamin C, as it brightens and protects skin from free radicals. Try using Enza’s Vitamin C Creme to eliminate the chance of a spot ever surfacing – it literally works like magic.

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Treat it sooner rather than later. These obnoxious little dark spots actually sink deeper into your skin over time, so you want to fix it ASAP. Once you see a sun spot appear, treat it with Vitamin C Serum or Creme immediately for a beautiful, spot-free complexion.

-xo Kayla

 

BLOGGER LOVE: SEQUINS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

Happy Friday to everyone! I have some VERY exciting news for you – not only is it the best day of the week (Friday, of course) but Kelsey and Erica from Sequins Are A Girl’s Best Friend want to share with you their skin care experience with Enza and another fabulous surprise – keep reading for more details!

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Photo Creds: Kelsey and Erica

Here’s what these beautiful girls have to say:

“To be honest, when I decided to trial Enza, I was nervous, skeptical, and had low expectations; but after a strict routine using the Saturation System, I started noticing my complexion was smoother, moisturized, and for the first time (in a very long time), CLEAR.”  - Erica 

The best part about Erica’s experience?

“I finally have the confidence to rock a naked face in public, and to me that says everything.”

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Photo Creds: Kelsey and Erica

“After using the Sustaining System, I have noticed differences in my skin that were unexpected! The Fine Facial Polish buffed away any of my skin’s imperfections, leaving it super soft and the Vitamin C Serum brightened my whole face! Despite my initial thoughts on trying something new, I couldn’t be happier!” – Kelsey

You can read their complete review here.

Are you ready for the surprise?? We are teaming up with Erica and Kelsey and having a Customized Skin Care Package Giveway! (Value up to $250). Below are the rules for entry:

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CELEBRITY SKIN ENVY: NINA DOBREV

 

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If you’ve ever watched The CW’s hit TV show The Vampire Diaries, I’m sure you’ve already fallen in love with Nina Dobrev. She’s so sweet, is in the middle of a love triangle with two beautiful men, and has flawless skin. You could say that I’m VERY jealous.

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Her skin is perfect – it literally glows. She doesn’t even need makeup to cover up any discoloration or an uneven skin tone. Also, she has absolutely no signs of enlarged pores anywhere. It actually looks as if she has poreless skin.

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I just love the fact that she can wear such minimal makeup to Red Carpet events and still stand out in the crowd. Her skin is so smooth and bright – she must exfoliate regularly. Try using Enza Essentials Fine Facial Polish to slough off dead skin cells and brighten your complexion.

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I read that Nina never goes to bed without washing her makeup off.  This is very important to do every single night. To cleanse your skin like Nina does, try using the Sustaining Cleanser and the Cool Sustaining Toner. Who knows, maybe you’ll even turn into a vampire…

-xo Kayla

 

 

 

 

UNBALANCED SKIN

Keeping everything in your life balanced is much easier said than done. Between work, school, family, friends, and everything else that has you running here and there, things can get a little unbalanced – even your skin. But don’t fret! I can help you get your skin back on track.

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Balanced skin is when your pH is at 5.5. When your skin is slightly acidic at this level, it’s much better at sealing in moisture while protecting itself from free radicals and pollution. But how do you know if you skin is balanced or not? If you have skin issues such as redness, acne, oiliness or even dry patches, your skin is probably off balance.

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What can you do to balance out your complexion? Use a toner morning and night. I cannot stress how important it is to incorporate a toner into your skin care regimen. I use the Extraction Toner after I cleanse my face. Not only does it brighten and even out my skin tone, but it also soothes inflammation while hydrating my skin. I will not go a single day without my toner!

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I simply spritz a cotton pad with my Extraction Toner and wipe it all over my face and neck.

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Another way to balance your pH level is by using a hydrating moisturizer. Enza’s Stress Extraction Creme does a fabulous job of protecting your skin from pollutants and free radicals while giving your complexion a brighter glow. It’s super lightweight so you never feel greasy AND it smells amazing.

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So, what are you waiting for?? It’s time to balance your skin! -xo Kayla

“MASQUE” ME

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, LOVELIES! I hope your Friday is off to a spook-tacular start! Last week I showed you how to do simple Kitty Cat Halloween Makeup for your night out, but if you’re feeling more like staying in tonight, I have the PERFECT costume for you! Plus, your skin will look amazing.

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The secret accessory? Enza’s Pore Extraction Masquemask_on_face

Simply apply it to your face and enjoy your Halloween evening at home. This firming masque cleans deep down into your pores, fighting any whiteheads or blackheads that you may have with it’s main ingredient, oat kernel. The best part? You won’t even need to do your makeup!

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You’ll look boo-tiful for any trick-or-treaters that come to your door!  -xo Kayla