THE NUMBER ONE SKIN CARE MISTAKE YOU’RE MAKING AT THE GYM

Treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes. Sounds scary, right? As someone who frequents the gym, I love working up a healthy sweat. OK, maybe I don’t LOVE sweating but I DO love the satisfaction of staying fit and putting my health at the top of my To Do list. There’s nothing more exhilarating than finishing a workout, muscles fatigued and mind reenergized. But did you know there’s one common mistake people make during their workouts? Rubbing their face.

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When we work out, our internal temperature rises, causing our capillaries to dilate. As our face releases the extra heat and sweat, we quickly grab for that towel to swipe the sweat off our hot and sensitive skin. Unfortunately, all that rubbing elevates redness and blocks our pores, leading up to — you guessed it — major breakouts!

Before you start pumping more iron or sprinting on the treadmill, think twice about wiping your face with a towel.  Avoid unwanted redness by taking a soft towel and gently patting the sweat off your face.

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And if you can’t break the habit, try a cooling serum like Enza Essentials RosaCalm to tame redness and calm reactive skin. The solution is really that simple. :)

xo Krista

NINE EASY EXERCISES TO DO AT YOUR DESK

Finding it hard to fit in a workout? Good news! You can make the most out of your time at the office. Spice up those 8 hour days with a little “fitness fun.” Your stiff and tired muscles will thank you for the mini-workout break. Plus, the more you move the happier and healthier you’ll be. So, the next time you’re sitting at your desk facing that long shift, try out some of these desk exercises for a more fit and fabulous you every day of the week!

What are some of your tips for staying active at the office?

xo Krista

HOW TO TIE A MESSY TOP KNOT

Looking to take your style to the next level or spice up that outfit? Then you HAVE to try out my favorite hair trend right now – the effortless, messy top knot. Follow my hair tutorial below to transform your basic, maybe somewhat boring look into a stunning success!

What’s your favorite daring hairstyle?

xo Krista

HOW TO GET FULLER LIPS VIDEO

Not all of us are lucky enough to inherit those luscious, full lips that everyone seems to be craving. Good news! There are a couple incredibly easy ways to enhance your pout without a needle! So, get ready to naturally plump your lips with these quick tips! Enjoy!

xo Krista

 

 

MY SNAPCHAT LIFE LATELY

Are you following us on Snapchat yet? If not, you should be! I’m SO EXCITED to share all my skin care adventures and give you a behind-the-scenes look into my life as EnzaPRgirl. Here’s a peek at some of my latest snaps!

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Be sure to add us at the username – enzaessentials – for a fashion and beauty-filled feed that can be unexpectedly silly at times! We really can’t help the silliness. Can’t wait for you to follow along!

xo Krista

IS IT TIME TO START EMBRACING OUR BEAUTY MARKS?

As our definition of beauty becomes more transparent and honest, freckles and moles have become features worth highlighting, not concealing. These so called “flaws” are what make us unique, definitely not ugly or awkward. Don’t worry about fitting someone else’s idea of perfection. If you were born with “beauty” marks, embrace them! Looking for some confidence-boosting inspiration? Check out these stunning women who are making a statement by being their own authentic selves!

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How amazing does fashion-icon Blake Lively look? What’s even more beautiful is her conviction to stay true to her own self!

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Natalie Portman is not only gorgeous — she’s one of the smartest women in Hollywood. Beauty AND brains? I’d say that’s an unstoppable combination!

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Kate Upton is simply stunning – and she knows how to use her radiant skin and signature beauty mark to set her apart from the crowd.

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Rachel McAdams brings beauty to a whole other level. Her ability to show off her natural, authentic self is incredibly inspiring!

Moral of the story… these women look incredible and you do too! Our imperfections give us character. Why would you want to wipe out your individuality and look like everyone else? Embrace your uniqueness and be YOU, because you are beautiful!

xo Krista

DOES YOUR FACE MIRROR THE TRUE YOU?

I have a confession. I’m an upbeat, annoyingly happy person who LOVES to smile. In fact, my smile is often the first thing my friends compliment me on! But lately, I’ve noticed that my neutral facial expression occasionally doesn’t mirror that “cheerful” me. You may have heard of the phenomenon called RBFS or Relaxing Bitchy Face Syndrome. Well, I’m pretty sure I suffer from it (& apparently so do many celebrities)!

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I first noticed it after a water exercise class in Mexico when my mom asked me, “What’s wrong?” The question caught me off guard because what could possibly be wrong when I’m in Cancun? But apparently, my face looked unhappy throughout the entire class. I couldn’t believe it, the whole time I was actually thinking this is such a great workout, I LOVE the sun! If you’re like me and you also suffer from RBFS, keep reading to learn a few tips to put your best face forward and turn this negative trait into a positive one!

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Check out your facial expression. Get in the habit of routinely looking at yourself to see what “default” face you’re showing. Do you need to adjust your look?

Pay attention to what your “default” face feels like. Do your muscles relax into a natural frown or are your eyebrows tense?

Develop and practice a new resting expression. Aim for a positive and friendly persona. Maybe a slight smile or opening up your eyes a bit more will do the trick.

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I know. It’s hard work to change your natural expression. But you know what they say, practice makes perfect. And if that’s not working, a little anti-wrinkle cream will eliminate those unwanted frown lines and creases in your forehead.

We are in it together ladies!

xo Krista

THE REAL WINNERS OF THE 2016 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

This year’s Golden Globes red carpet left me feeling inspired thanks to the shining “stars” on display at the event. It was a night full of glamour, beauty, and must-copy styles. The hottest trends I fell in love with? Smoky eyes, big lashes, and radiant skin. So, get your Pinterest boards ready – here are the best beauty looks from the night.

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Jennifer Lopez took the red carpet to a whole new level when she stepped out in this gorgeous yellow gown. I love how she stayed true to her signature sexy style but added the elegant cape detail to this flattering form-fitting gown. And check out her retro waves, bold lip, and bling — the perfect finish to her already fabulous outfit!

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Kirsten Dunst didn’t disappoint with her super sophisticated style. To go with her sultry, plunging velvet dress, she used nude hues on her lips and cheeks then upped the drama by adding dark shades to create stunning smoky eyes.

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What’s an award show without a stunning, lit-from-within look? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was a golden goddess whose sun-kissed skin simply glowed. How does she do it? She must use a radiant face crème like Enza Essentials Sustaining Glow Crème.

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“It Girl” Amy Schumer went all out in this classic black and white gown. Just when I thought the only thing you want to match is your clothes, Amy Schumer proves me wrong! She makes a case for matching your eye makeup with your outfit.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum is a dream sporting this sequined, low cut gown. And look at those eyes – perfectly matching the shades of her dress. I’m starting to notice a red carpet trend.

What Red Carpet trend will you copy?

xo Krista

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CLASSY AND FASHIONABLE KATE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

It didn’t take long for the public to see why Kate Middleton caught the eye of Prince William. Her signature looks and personal style definitely stand out from the crowd. So what’s her fashion and beauty secret? Perfectly fitting clothes and her determination to stay true to what looks great on her. Here are some of Kate’s spot-on fashions.

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Modern Take on Lace. Think lace is outdated? I don’t think so! Kate completely stuns in this fitted black lace gown. All I can say is, where is the red carpet? She definitely fits in with the Hollywood elite.

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Timeless Elegant Classic. Entirely gorgeous in this flowing teal formal, Kate knows how to steal the show. And her sophisticated up-do hairstyle and glowing skin? A perfect combination for the evening.

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Royal and Refined. The English love their hats – from the funky and outrageous to the trim and graceful. Kate looks every bit the distinguished princess in this subtle but stunning ensemble in blush pink.

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Casual Denim Chic. Could Kate look any cuter running everyday errands? She really puts my yoga pants to shame. This casual blazer paired with skinny jeans is ultra chic. Plus the fashionable wedges tie the whole outfit together.

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Brilliant Use of Bold Colors.  Kate knows exactly what colors flatter her skin tone. Whether donning sapphire blue, jade green or coral pink, her preference for bright colors is legendary. And who could blame her?

xo Krista