Category Archives: Anti-aging

APPLY YOUR EYELINER LIKE A PRO WITH THESE THREE TIPS

Remember the first time you started using make-up? Did your eyes take on the appearance of a raccoon or your cheeks look like an abstract painting gone bad? Thinking back to my 13-year old self, I cringe at my somewhat horrifying make-up journey. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to look at those utterly embarrassing throwback pictures! My biggest mistake back then? A heavy dose of eyeliner. Thankfully I’ve learned a thing or two about natural beauty – and can appreciate the art of subtle eyeliner. Keep reading to make sure your flicks are on fleek!

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  1. Buy the right products

Do your research! What brand of eyeliner will last the entire day and go on effortlessly? My personal favorite is Jane Iredale’s Black eye pencil – simple and sleek with one smooth application.

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  1. Sit down for the perfect angle

Find a comfortable chair, take a seat and then place a mirror on your lap. While looking slightly down at the mirror, carefully apply your eyeliner in the groove between your lashes and lash line. You won’t believe how easy it is and how amazing it looks!

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  1. Keep it light on your lower lashes

Unless you’re the lead singer in a heavy metal band, avoid applying a lower lash line that is too thick. For more natural and soft definition, apply a short stroke of color under the outer corner of your lower lashes. Finish it off with a smudging brush, blending the liner in toward the center.

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Lastly, it’s important to keep the skin around your eye looking smooth. To eliminate those highly annoying fine lines, use Enza Essential’s Eyebright Intensive Eye Crème.

What are some of your cringe worthy makeup mistakes?

xo Krista

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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

RASPBERRIES FOR WEIGHT LOSS: WHO KNEW?!

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Did you know one cup of raspberries is only 63 calories! Which means you can shamelessly grab a few handfuls or throw some into that delicious breakfast smoothie guilt free! Not only are raspberries delicious snacks, they are packed with many vitamins and nutrients that make them excellent for overall health. Seriously, they are the best when it comes to controlling blood sugar levels and weight.

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Raspberries help you maintain a healthy weight because they are packed with several anti-inflammatory properties. So, instead of grabbing for that cookie at lunch,  just reach for a handful of raspberries instead to help curb your hunger. Another added benefit, is they increase your metabolism! By adding more raspberries to your diet, you will feel more energized and confident!

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Not only do raspberries help with your weight, they make for gorgeous, glowing skin! The Vitamin C in raspberries is necessary for growth and repair of your skin cells. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin C in your diet, use Enza Essentials Vitamin C Crème.

xo Krista

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SCARED OF SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN

Ready or not, Halloween is just around the corner! I love the season, all the decorations, dressing up in the perfect costume, and all the candy. I have a very strong sweet tooth and Halloween definitely knows how to satisfy it. But, did you know that sugar is not only bad on your waistline but on your skin as well? Uh oh….

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Why are tasty treats so bad for your skin? Sugar causes your insulin levels to spike, causing inflammation throughout your entire body. And as you already know, inflammation is never a good thing. Inflammation produces enzymes that actually break down collagen, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone.

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Be sure to think twice about reaching into a bowl of candy. But, if you’re like me and just simply cannot resist the chocolately goodness of Halloween sweets, be prepared to fight unwanted zits with the Spot Extractor. It literally banishes any pimple the moment it appears on my face. It’s the perfect addition to any costume!

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-xo Kayla

IS YOUR DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE GIVING YOU WRINKLES?

It’s sort of like an unwritten rule – you ALWAYS need to wash your face before bed. You’ve been hearing beauty gurus and skin experts preach this for years – it’s nothing new. Makeup, dirt, and oil that has accumulated on your face throughout the day is seriously clogging your pores, which is why you need to wash it off. But, could this everyday beauty routine be the cause of your wrinkles?

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Washing your face with a scrub too aggressively every morning and night could potentially lead to skin damage. And if you’re already taking every precaution under the sun to keep your skin looking great, why ruin it this way? That’s why it’s SO important to only exfoliate 2-3 times a week – you don’t want to overdo it with a scrub. And remember, think longer – not harder – when it comes to exfoliating.

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The simple way to fix the problem? Use a gentle cleanser and softly massage it into your skin with your fingertips. Enza Essentials Extraction Cleanser is what I use daily to wash away impurities deep down in my pores while still keeping my skin soft and hydrated. This way, I can still have fresh, clean skin without hurting my delicate complexion. It’s a win-win!

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-xo Kayla

IS THE STATE YOU LIVE IN CAUSING YOUR WRINKLES?

We all know that the environment plays a HUGE role in our skin. The weather, pollution, and lifestyle all contribute to how we age – whether we like it or not. But, did you know that the state you live in can also tell you about how you’re going to age? Yup, it’s true – A Wrinkle Ranking study was recently conducted to show the most wrinkle-prone states in America! Keep reading to see if you should consider moving or staying put in your state.

  • Beware if you live in New York – it’s ranked #1 for having the most wrinkles. Ouch. This is due to very high pollution rates, New Yorkers being dissatisfied with life, or even long commute times. That’s why it’s SO important to protect your skin from free radicals with a product that contains peptides and antioxidants like Enza Essentials Tri-Peptide Cell Activator.
  •  Washington, D.C. is ranked right in the middle at #23 – the pollution is super high, the commutes are long, and they’re known for binge drinking. But, they have the lowest rate of skin cancer! They obviously are wearing their SPF every single day.
  • States known for their sun like Hawaii (Ranked #47), Mississippi (Ranked #31), and Louisiana (Ranked #29) actually have the lowest rates of skin cancer and have less wrinkles than the half the other states.
  • Southern states such as West Virginia (Ranked #3), Tennessee (Ranked #8) and Kentucky (Ranked #7) ranked in the top 10 because of their poor diet and high number of smokers. So just quit, already – your skin will thank you.

See below where your state ranks!

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-xo Kayla

WE LOVE OUR BLOGGERS: INSTAGRAM EDITION

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already Friday! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. Today I want to catch you all up on what our AMAZING bloggers have been saying about Enza on Instagram lately!

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Emily from @musingsofglitter said “I couldn’t wait to try out the Enza Essentials skin care line! The best part about this company is that they offer customizable skin care suites that are tailored to your specific needs! I’ve been using it for a few days now and I already see a huge difference in my skin!”

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How gorgeous does Mary of @mksportsanista look while applying her Eyebright Intensive Eye Creme?? “I’ve been using their products for the last month and I couldn’t be more happy with the results.”

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We absolutely LOVE @aubreykinch and her support! “I’ve been dealing with acne for such a long time and back in February of 2014 I changed my whole skin regimen to @enzaprgirl and haven’t looked back! This is not something I’m paid to post but simply a product I love and fully stand behind after using it for so long! The saturation line has been perfect for my combo skin – the glycolic serum + hydrating creme being my favorite! If you fall into that category, I recommend making the investment on product that makes a difference and if you’re a little unsure, they can even build you a custom suite of product to work for your unique skin! I’m just a happy customer and wanted to share! ☺️”

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@raysa.garcia makes sure she wears her SPF every single day and she also LOVES our enza.com website – you better go check it out for yourself! “Talking about these amazing products @enzaprgirl #enzabeautiful. Please check out their incredible website for more details.”

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I’m seriously obsessed with this shot from @lycheestyle! “Thank you @enzaprgirl for customizing my new skincare routine! I am so excited to begin the journey!”

Have a fabulous weekend! -xo Kayla

WANT FULLER LIPS? USE THIS PRODUCT YOU ALREADY HAVE AT HOME

Let’s face it – everyone wants fuller lips. There’s just something about a plump, luscious pout that’s irresistible. And, many of us aren’t quite ready to turn to injections yet. If you want in on this super easy way to get gorgeous lips, keep reading!

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The secret? Use your eye cream. You may think I’m crazy, but it totally makes sense – eye creams are designed to plump and hydrate the super delicate area around the eyes. And guess what? The area around the lips is VERY similar to that around the eyes. See where I’m going with this??

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And since most eye creams are fragrance free and have ingredients that are used for the most sensitive of skin, it’s obviously a no-brainer. Enza Essentials Eyebright Intensive Eye Creme is packed with peptides that smooth and hydrate skin, making your lips look incredible.

To get the softest lips possible, follow up with the Lip Treatment! -xo Kayla

 

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR FACE CORRECTLY?

It may seem like a pretty straightforward concept – squirt some cleanser into your hands, scrub your face, rinse with water, and dry off. Most of us do this everyday (hopefully twice a day!) and don’t put too much thought or effort into it. But, there actually are a few face-washing mistakes that many of us do every time we begin our skin care routine. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of any!

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Mistake #1: Your hands are dirty.

It may seem silly, but before you wash your face, you NEED to wash your hands. In fact, you shouldn’t even think about touching your face without freshly-cleansed hands ever. It’s so important to expose your face to as little bacteria as possible, and we all know how nasty our hands can be.

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Mistake #2: The water is too hot. 

Since cooler weather is quickly approaching, it’s very tempting to use hot water when washing your face. Truth is, hot water washes away skin’s protective oils, leaving it dry, tight, and itchy. Instead, use lukewarm water – the lower temperature is much less harsh on your delicate skin.

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Mistake #3: You’re only washing once.

When you only wash your face once, you’re really only cleansing the dirt, makeup, and bacteria that’s on the surface of your skin. To get an even deeper clean, wash a second time to get the oil and bacteria that’s hiding down in your pores. I cleanse my skin twice every night with my Extraction Cleanser – it leaves my skin feeling amazing.

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Mistake #4: You’re not following up.

So you’ve taken my advice above and correctly washed your face – great job! But, is that all you’re doing? Cleansing just provides a blank canvas for the rest of your skincare regimen. Even if you’re extremely low-maintenance, be sure to follow up with a toner (to balance skin tone and minimize pores) and a moisturizer for your best skin possible.

Are you committing any of these cleansing crimes? -xo Kayla

BLOGGER LOVIN’ LATELY

I’m SO excited to share with you today some of the amazing blogger coverage we’ve been getting lately! I can’t thank the blogging world enough for being super supportive and fantastic. Here’s a look at a few bloggers who’ve been using Enza Essentials!

Lipstick Heels and a Baby

Jessica of Lipstick, Heels & a Baby said “Overall, I am loving Enza! My skin feels so soft and clear and I can really see a difference in my pores on my cheeks.” Watch her super cute review video below! 

P. S. – How cute does she look in her beBEAUTIFUL tee? Order yours today!

Louboutins and Love

Are you obsessed with eye creams like Esther from Louboutins & Love is? “Another favorite from the products Enza sent is their Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelée. I have this thing for eye creams and this one definitely lives up to my standards. Not too heavy or light, it just feels refreshing around my eyes.” 

Styled and Taylored

Hayley of Styled & Taylored doesn’t need to wear much makeup anymore after starting her Enza skin care regimen: “Before beginning my Enza regimen I was wearing liquid foundation to work everyday to cover the imperfections.  All I wanted was to get back to feeling comfortable with wearing powder foundation only during the week, but my little dark spots were seriously holding me back.  I was super self conscious about it, and now I can officially say that I am fine with minimal makeup for work!  I feel like my skin has a glow that it’s never had before.” Read her full review here and find out what products she’s using!

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“I have been using the products for 2 straight weeks and I see such a positive change in my skin already… Instructions were included for my specific skin care regimen. It also included not only a full list of ingredients of the 8 products but it also described what those ingredients really do for our skin.” -Sabrina of Gypsy Tan

If you want to know what skin care products you should be using and when to use them, fill out a skin care questionnaire here and receive 30% off your personalized regimen! -xo Kayla