Check out this short video for a glimpse into my life as EnzaPRgirl – Enjoy!
Check out this short video for a glimpse into my life as EnzaPRgirl – Enjoy!
Favorite Dessert: I like ALL desserts to be honest! 🙂 But if I had to choose just one, it’d be vanilla ice cream with Oreo’s on top!
Favorite Restaurant: The Livery right here in Eau Claire. Their Prickly Pear Mojitos are seriously to die for!
Celebrity Man Crush? Ohhh, Usher, by far. I saw him perform live at Summerfest and he totally rocks the stage. Plus he has awesome dance moves and an award-winning smile!
I Daydream About: Relaxing on a beach in Mexico, listening to the sound of the waves.
Dream Job: I have so many! I want to do something in Communications or Marketing that aligns with my passions (fitness, beauty, and health).
Beauty Idol: Kate Hudson. We have similar fashion styles- I love how classy she is. I also really like her Fabletics clothing line! And have you seen her smile?! It’s gorgeous!
On Skincare: I wash my face twice a day and follow with moisturizer. My Sustaining System feels amazing on my skin! I’ve been using the Enza Essentials Vitamin C Serum, which I LOVE. I believe skincare is so important because when your skin looks fresh and bright, you feel better about yourself.
What are your skincare problems? I have slight redness in my skin which can be slightly annoying. My face also gets oily sometimes after workouts, but thankfully I have my Enza regimen to keep my combination skin under control.
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received? Beauty starts from the inside. My mom always tells me that! But you should always take pride in your appearance, especially skincare. If you skip beauty steps now, you’ll pay for it later.
What are you looking forward to most as the new Beauty Blogger? I’m passionate about heath, beauty, fitness and fashion! I can’t wait to share tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over the years. I’m so happy to be a part of the Enza Team!
Any tips from the past Beauty Blogger, Kayla? She told me to let my own voice shine through in my writing and just have fun with it. I can’t wait to bring all stories beauty-related to my readers!
If you missed what the buzz is all about in the fashion world right now, New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 is happening as we speak! The runways are filled with daring outfits, unique makeup, and gorgeous models. Here are 5 beauty trends that have caught my attention so far:
I am seriously loving this goddess-inspired look! These gold vintage accessories and tousled locks will be so hot for spring – I’m super excited! I also can’t stop staring at how bright her skin is. The highlight just above her cheekbone is everything! But, we all know that bright skin starts with skincare – use Enza Essentials Vitamin C Creme if you want glowing skin!
How fun is this beauty trend?! The bold and colorful eyeliner grabs my attention and will be so fun to wear out and about. What I love most about this look is that you don’t really need any other makeup – the vibrant color is enough!
Cushnie Et Ochs.
These nails are so simple yet so chic – I’m obsessed! What an edgy way to keep your hands looking fabulous. And, since long, pointed nails are huge right now, this two-tone polish is a great way to mimic that look without actually needing to grow them out. It’s a win-win! Another way to keep your hands looking amazing? Read these tips!
This Kate Spade model’s warm glow is everything. It looks gorgeous! The thin line of silver eyeliner on the top lash line brightens her eyes, while the bubblegum pink on her lip adds the perfect amount color to her complexion. And how smooth and hydrated is her skin?? Great skin is ALWAYS in! Be sure to fill out a skin questionnaire and our experts will get you on track to clear skin.
A classic red lip always turns heads, but this look grabbed ALL of my attention! I read that Jason Wu wanted to create a youthful and fresh twist on the red lip, so he made sure to keep all other makeup off. It’s mesmerizing! When trying to recreate this look, make sure you’ve sloughed off all the dead skin with a gentle exfoliator – this will make your skin look stunning!
Are you looking forward to any of these beauty trends? – xo Kayla
I absolutely love being in the blogging world – I can find style inspiration, makeup tutorials, yummy recipes, and anything else that has to do with beauty! Plus, all of you AMAZING bloggers are sooo sweet, it’s the greatest! Here are a few fabulous beauty bloggers that have been using Enza Essentials:
“My skin is bright which is a huge change for me and with the help of their miracle masque this is easily the least amount of breakouts I have ever seen since pre-middle school. SCORE! I can’t thank Enza enough for helping me manage my skincare during this time – the line far exceeded my expectations and my family has been commenting on that “glow”. It’s no glow, it’s just really maticulous skincare!” -Megan Quint from the Quint Essentials, read her full review here!
Here’s what Audree Kate of Simply Audree Kate had to say: “I recommend trying out Enza Essentials if you are looking for a change in your skin care line or looking to find a skin care line that has a passion to match not only your skin type but your lifestyle.”
This blogging beauty is OBSESSED with the Saturation Aloe Scrub! “This product is the BOMB.com, seriously, I would use it everyday if I could. It truly smoothes and brightens my complexion, while soothing it all at the same time, it’s like bathing your face in an oatmeal bath. I use this product at the end of the day twice a week and it is like therapy, maybe it is all the fatty acids and vitamins, but whatever it is, it works, and my skin is loving it!
Read her entire review on Enza Essentials here.
“Since using Enza, my skin tone has become more even and my breakouts have diminished. I love how soft my skin feels after I use the cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer.” – Maggie Kern from Polished Closets
Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook couldn’t get over how rejuvenated her skin felt after using Enza’s Body Care. “My skin has definitely been softer and more moisturized after using these products together.” Read her review here!
We LOVE our bloggers! -xo Kayla
Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share this short Valentine’s Day video with you all – Enjoy!
K: What’s your all-time favorite food?
M: I actually have 2 favorite foods! Pizza and tacos. I could eat them both all day, every day.
K: What are some of your hobbies?
M: Spending time with my daughter Elliott and my nephews Max and Milo. Also, currently one of my favorite things to do is wedding planning since I got engaged to my finace Joe this past July –exciting!
K: Favorite movie?
M: My ALL TIME favorite movie in the entire world is How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. Matthew is just so good looking in it and Kate Hudson is my favorite actress. It’s the perfect duo!
K: Which celebrity inspires you?
M: Jennifer Aniston. I love her classic style – the natural look she has going on. She never looks too overdone, yet she’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. Want to know a secret? Last year when she cut her hair, I cut mine! She inspires me all the time.
K: You ALWAYS look so amazing. When did your passion for beauty first start?
M: Oh goodness. I’ve always had a passion for it! I’ve always looked up to my big sister and her beauty techniques. Also, when I was in high school I started working at a salon which really intrigued me to go into the industry. I was always so fascinated by the girls who worked there and how beautiful they made their clients feel.
K: What do you love the most about your job as an aesthetician?
M: Making people feel good about themselves and feeling comfortable in their skin. My favorite treatment to do on a client is a microderm because there are so many benefits. Their skin becomes instantly brighter and more radiant. I also love giving makeovers – there’s honestly nothing better than making a client feel beautiful.
K: Skincare is so important. What are some valuable tips you can share with the readers?
M: Wear SPF every single day, no matter what! Enza’s Advanced Protection SPF 30 is what I wear every day. It never makes my skin feel greasy and it’s lightweight but also moisturizing enough to keep my skin soft all day. Also, always wash your makeup off at night! It’s so bad to let makeup clog your pores overnight.
K: What 3 beauty items could you never live without?
M: Saturation Herbal Crème is my number 1! It makes my skin glow and smells amazing. Mascara is pretty important as well. If I could only put on one thing before I leave my house every morning, it would be mascara. I also can NOT live without a flat iron.
K: Your daughter Elliott is absolutely adorable. What’s the last super cute thing she did?
M: She does something cute every day! She’s just starting to get one of her front teeth in, so every time she smiles just that one tooth shows! It’s my favorite thing. And she LOVES wearing dishes on her head! She got about a million new toys for Christmas but the only thing she wants to play with is pots and pans. She’s incredible.
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For my first interview in the Beauty Interview series, I interviewed my roommate Riley all about her skin and beauty routine. I hope you like it!
What’s your go-to drink when you’re out with the girls? When I’m at home, I love sitting down with a glass of white wine. But when I go out, I usually order vodka lemonades. They always seem to hit the spot.
Where’s one place you’d love to visit if you could? I am dying to go to Italy. I love any pasta dish so I just think I’d be in heaven. Plus, it’s so beautiful.
Who’s your celebrity man crush? I am obsessed with Paul Wesley from the Vampire Diaries. He’s just so hot and has great bone structure and hair. His teeth are also perfect. I’m just so in love. Please don’t tell my boyfriend Ben… 🙂
Which celebrity do you look up to for style inspiration? Khloe Kardashian. She seems like she’s very down to earth with her clothes and makeup and she always gives fashion and style tips on her social media accounts which I love. She’s just so pretty.
K: So tell me about when you first started using skincare products?
R: I started taking care of my skin in high school. I played volleyball, basketball and soccer so I was constantly sweating and breaking out. I began washing my face daily, especially after practice to get all the sweat and dirt out of my pores. And I’ve taken great care of my skin ever since!
K: Your skin looks great! Tell me more about your beauty routine and what you do for your skin every day.
R: I wash my face every morning when I wake up because it’s refreshing, and then every night before bed so I don’t clog my pores overnight. I used to have bad acne so I’ve developed a good habit of washing my face daily. My skin is a little on the oily side so I only apply a moisturizer right after I get out of the shower because that’s when my face is the driest.
K: I can’t even tell that you used to have bad acne!
R: Oh yeah, one time I had a huge breakout the week of my Junior Prom and I was devastated. It was on my back, my face, and even my chest, and I felt so self-conscious in my dress. I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid prescription to help. Plus, I was washing twice a day and that helped so much. It cleared up right away and I felt amazing. I was so confident the day of prom because I didn’t have to worry about my acne and I could just concentrate on having fun. It was wonderful!
K: So even though you don’t have as much acne now, tell me about some of your biggest skincare concerns as you age?
R: I know I have to start wearing SPF every day to prevent sun damage in the future. Since I’m only 22, I haven’t noticed any fine lines on my face yet, but I know in a few years some may start to show. I also know how great water is for my skin so I always carry my water bottle around with me!
K: Since you’re a student (AND my amazing roommate!) do you bring any products with you to campus? Chapstick and body lotion. I recently got an Enza Essential’s chapstick and I absolutely love it! It hydrates my lips like crazy. The Lip Treatment is amazing too! And lotion is a must—I always want smooth skin that smells great too!
When do you feel the most beautiful? Probably when I get ready to go out with friends to dinner or for drinks. There’s just something about getting glammed up with my ladies that makes me feel fabulous.
If you want a skincare regimen like Riley’s, try our Sustaining System!
All-time favorite food: I’m Italian so my favorite dish is going to have to be linguine and clams. It’s been in my family forever and my dad makes it with a delicious white cream sauce.
Favorite hobbies: I’m a big book worm – I love to read, so any time I have time to read I take it. It’s hard to pick a favorite book but I’m addicted to anything by Nicholas Sparks!
Favorite movie: I’d have to say is The Notebook. I can it watch over and over again!
Beauty Idol: Well, I’m kind of a country girl, so I would have to say Carrie Underwood. She can be so casual and then she can also be super dolled up and girly. What I like a lot about her is that she is still so modest and to me that shows she can be a wonderful role model to a lot of girls, someone they can look up to. She is just really perfect.
AB: Your hair and makeup is pretty much perfect! When did you first start doing your own hair and makeup?
CP: Oh I was little. I mean, it’s always been something I wanted to do. I’d say I was ten or eleven when I really got into makeup and hair and I couldn’t stop styling things. Actually, one fiasco was when it was my first time playing with lightener in my hair and I ended up looking like Rogue from X-Men with the two huge chunks of white in the hair around my face.
AB: Haha! That’s actually hilarious. You should bring that look back 😉 – Tell me, when do you feel your prettiest?
CP: Is it too cheesy to say when I’m with my boyfriend? Honestly, it is when I feel the prettiest – he is just very kind and he tells me such sweet things. You know, as girls we get into our own heads a lot and he helps bring me out of that and lets me know not to worry about such silly things that I may be concerned about. He doesn’t see them.
AB: That is so sweet! So what about your job do you love the most?
CP: As far as esthetics as a whole, I love everything. I’ve always liked doing treatments at home even… I used to do homemade masks and steam my face. I always just love to take care of myself.
AB: Skincare is just huge now. It seems like it’s finally getting the attention it deserves besides just hair and makeup.
CP: When people feel like they look good and are confident on the outside, it changes how they carry themselves. That’s what I love. That’s what drives me. Skin is a huge deal and that matters to me and I want to help people feel better about it.
AB: What are some of your best tips?
CP: Being on a good, consistent routine. Taking care of your self is huge. Doing things for yourself that are special. It’s easy to get run down with how demanding life is. Do a little something for yourself, put a mask on your face or get your hair done. It makes a difference. For girls specifically though – it’s eyebrows. Really nice brows compliment anyone’s face!
AB: What makeup or hair accessories could you never live without?
CP: As far as my hair is concerned I would be at a complete loss without my curling iron. That to me is huge. I was not gifted with the blow dry-and-go type of hair. As far as makeup, it’s mascara. I’m a lash fanatic.
Ah skin care, I would say a really good exfoliator and a moisturizer. I LOVE the Enza Essentials Tri-Peptide Cell Activator and the Glycolic Serum for chemical exfoliants. Being 25, I’m not tanning anymore, I’m conscious of my skin and I need to prevent aging for the future right now. I don’t want to wake up when I’m 40 and say “Whoa! When did this happen?”
AB: That’s great to think about your skin in terms of what the future holds. I think a lot of people lose sight of that! What do you love most about your life right now?
CP: I’m really happy with where my life is. I am in an exciting place with my boyfriend, – we’re talking about the future! I am doing so well with my career, feeling like I’m on the right path. But what I’m most excited about is that my sister is having her first child! I will finally have a niece or nephew!!
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Hometown: Medford, MN.
Favorite Dessert: Banana cream pie. Or anything chocolate-y.
Favorite Restaurant: Stella Blues in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Go-To Drink: Vodka tonic.
Beauty Idol: Rachel McAdams by far. She’s so flawless. She has that natural smile and glow. You just smile when you look at her.
Tell me about your current skincare regimen: I think that because I’m Asian I naturally have really soft skin and I rarely get blemishes so my biggest thing is maintaining that through cleansing and moisturizing. I wash my face in the shower. I also make sure to wash it after I work out. My skin tends to be on the dry side so I always moisturize.
Do you ever think about your anti-aging regimen? I think that Asians age really well, so hopefully I will too! I find that right now moisturizing my face is really important, especially if I want to maintain a healthy skin for when I get older. My dermatologist said to moisturize your neck so now I always moisturize it. (Editor’s note: Awesome advice to remember – never forget your neck!)
What about makeup? I try to stick with neutral colors as far as eye shadows- lots of tans, browns and gold. As far as eyes – eyeliner and mascara. For my skin, I use BB cream. It blends in and doesn’t look thick. It’s just to cover the few places that you need it. That’s why I like BB cream; it looks like you’re not wearing makeup at all.
Do you ever try the cat-eye? If I’m feeling adventurous! It’s hard; you have to get it perfect. Have you seen that thing on Pinterest where it’s like, “Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late.” That’s literally my life. I spend so long trying to make it right, but then I give up.
What is your favorite piece of beauty advice? I remember someone saying makeup is used to enhance the already beautiful features you have. I try to remember that when doing my makeup. I’m not using makeup to hide who I am; I’m using it to enhance who I am.
When do you feel the most beautiful? When I’m in the middle of or after I’m working out because I feel really refreshed and good about myself. Also when I’m getting dolled up to go out with my friends – when I have an awesome outfit on and my hair and makeup done. Yeah, that’s when I feel the most beautiful.
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What kind of car do you drive? I have a Mini Countryman. They’re so good on gas mileage and need hardly any maintenance. And it actually works great with my two year old, she has her own sunroof! It’s really fun and I just like being a little different
Favorite place in the world: I do love the Carribbean – especially Bonaire, Diver’s Paradise. Everyone has heard about Aruba, but no one ever hears about Bonaire. That’s really the draw that you can go there and you don’t have a ton of extra tourism.
Coffee of choice: Black anything, but it has to be a real coffee – not Folgers or something. I typically like the House Blend or Breakfast Blend at Starbucks. Right now I’m loving Caribou Coffee’s Mahogany.
Describe to me your current regimen. Products you use products you avoid. Products you can’t live without. I love hair products – I love shampoos, conditioners, just trying different things. My hair is probably the thing I focus on the most. Aveda Phomollient is what I’m using now.
For skincare, I always use a cleanser in the shower; I have a nice foamy cleanser that I use. My biggest fear is skin cancer right now especially because I love being outside so much. I always need to just make myself do it. (Editor’s Note: Always wear your Advanced Protection SPF 30, ladies!)
I’ve always gone by less is more, but I always have mascara – I never leave the house without it. My favorite right now is Clinique High Lengths. It’s easy to take off and it’s not heavy; I don’t like heavy. I’m really bad at night, but I don’t really wear makeup! I’ll get a blemish here and there – there’s not a woman in this world that can’t. (Editor’s Note: Perfect situation for Spot Extractor.) I’m so lucky that I don’t have to highlight my hair, it kind of highlights itself. I’ve never had to color my hair or anything. (Editor’s Note: Lucky!)
How has your beauty regimen changed from when you were in college to now?
A TON. It’s not just beauty, it’s just how you view – let me put it this way: I remember being in high school and college. I always felt so dependent on others and what was around me. That was my idea of beauty – that I had to fit this model and wear certain things, and that is what made me beautiful. But it’s realizing that it’s truly finding it within yourself first. Otherwise it’s like you’re putting on a false skin. You have to really feel it to be 100 percent. So now, I think that finding ways internally – things that make you feel beautiful – comes from within.
How has having gone through pregnancy changed your regimen?
My body has just changed so much. I feel like my skin is drier now. I’ve never had to focus on that before. Otherwise, I haven’t really made any MAJOR changes. If anything I’ve had to add more things! I’ve just always lived by the less is more mentality.
And how does that guide you as a new mother and the way you raise your daughter?
Someone sent me a book for my daughter – Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle. But you know, they have bad hair days just like us – which is funny because as kids you think of princesses being perfect every day, and the reality is that there is a lot of external things that happen that you don’t feel beautiful every day. At the end of the book, the little girl says, mom do princesses seem at all like me? And the mom says look inside yourself and see. As a mother of a girl, and a first time mom, I’m really trying to help her focus on being beautiful all around and not just her looks. I think everyone strives for that, but you get mixed up. The goal in life is so different in all aspects of life – your health needs to be there and if you do things that are unhealthy it’s going to show on your skin.
What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
I couldn’t believe how much I neglected water before I was pregnant. The human body is around 70 percent water and if you’re not replenishing that, how are you going to expect your skin to stay in good shape and keep everything balanced? I said to my doctor, I want to make sure I don’t have a lot of swelling and be able to work until the day I deliver. I did! Because I literally drank ten gallons of water every day.
What would you say your “Beauty Mantra” is?
Beauty is kind of more of an emotion than a physical thing right now. Just feeling gratification from my work and each patient I see – knowing you’ve made a positive impact on them. Doing good is all it takes to feel good about yourself.
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