Category Archives: Cleansing

DREAMING OF A FLAWLESS COMPLEXION? THESE FACIAL WIPES WILL BE YOUR NEW BFF

With our busy schedules, we all know how hard it can be to wash our faces every single night. That’s why I absolutely love these wipes! They are perfect for freshening up after long plane rides or nights when all you can think about is cuddling up in your cozy bed. With just one gentle swipe, these facial wipes remove ALL of my make-up and leave my face feeling amazing! Plus, they are made with THEE best products! Check out my video on how to make these wonderful wipes- your face will thank you!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Pack of facial wipes
  2. 1-2 squirts of Enza Essentials Cleanser
  3. Enza Essentials Toner (about 5 sprays)
  4. ½ cup warm water
  5. Ziplock bag

Mix warm water, cleanser and toner in a zip-lock bag. Once they are mixed together, place the packet of facial wipes in the bag. Next, let them sit for 10 minutes until they are fully saturated. Enjoy!

xo Krista

MAKE YOUR PARTY EXIT AS GRAND AS YOUR ENTRANCE

The season for socializing is upon us as our calendars fill with holiday parties and work happy hours. It’s the time for red dresses, glossy lips, smoky eyes and sparkling sequins. We all want to look our best and we usually do when we walk out the door. But, what about after we hit the dance floor, visit the snack bar and sip a glass of champagne? Has your makeup disappeared as fast as Houdini? Follow these 4 makeup tips to look fresh and fabulous all night long!

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Gently exfoliate your skin before applying makeup. Most products adhere best to a smooth, clean surface. But, be sure not to over exfoliate!

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Don’t forget to prime! It really is the holy grail of long-lasting makeup. Many primers act as pore refiners, color correctors, and oil blockers. Before I go out, I always use Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair Facial Primer so I can confidently dance the night away. Perfect coverage? Check!

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There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving the house with a perfect pout and needing to reapply it an hour later. Problem solved by applying a thin layer of foundation to your lips before your lipstick! My all-time favorite is my Jane Iredale Raspberry Lip Gloss. Want to go a step further? Learn how to stain proof your lipstick!

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When curling your eyelashes, heat your lash curler with a blow dryer for about five seconds before curling. Your eyelashes will practically mold to the curler. You’ll be thankful you did this when you lock eyes with that adorable guy smiling at you across the room. Flutter away ladies!

What are some of your long-lasting make up tricks?

xo Krista

 

IS DAIRY DAMAGING MORE THAN YOUR PHYSIQUE?

Have you ever been talking to a friend and couldn’t help but notice her beautiful skin? No pimples. No redness. Just a glowing complexion that makes her smile and eyes shine a little bit brighter. Can you say skin envy?! If you’re like me, you’re constantly checking out the latest and greatest solution for a flawless face. But, did you know that skin care goes far beyond what you put ON your skin? Maybe you’ve heard the saying, you are what you eat. And I’ve got to tell you, it’s so true! What you put into your body can really have an effect on your skin – both good and bad. One major food group that might be causing serious damage to your skin? Dairy!

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It’s true. Dairy can be contributing to your lackluster skin, causing blemishes and white spots! When you eat that delicious scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, you may be dishing up a serving of oily skin and a major breakout. And if that’s not bad enough, milk hormones cause inflammation, premature aging, and skin breakdowns. Yikes!

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As a Wisconsin girl, cutting out milk and cheese seems near to impossible. But, if it really is doing serious damage to my skin, it may be worth it! In case you’ve noticed a few blemishes popping up or more redness in your skin lately, you may want to cut out dairy products from your diet for a few days. If you decide to take the plunge into no dairy land, remember it is still important to get the recommended 1000 mg of calcium every day. And the good news is you can get the recommended amount of calcium from other foods like fish, figs, hummus, spinach, kale, and soybeans!

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Not willing to give up your ice cream, cheese or milk? Use an extraction cleanser and extraction toner for oily skin. To treat breakout areas, a spot extractor should do the trick!

xo Krista

EIGHT THINGS “BEAUTY” I’M THANKFUL FOR

 

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Sister. I love having a sister and couldn’t be more grateful for the friendship we share. We’ve always been super close. Plus, having a second closet to choose from when deciding what to wear is the best feeling ever! Did I also mention I’m thankful for her sharing abilities?!

Curling Wand. Having naturally curly hair is both a blessing and a curse. You never quite know how your curls are going to look in the morning. I can’t tell you how many times my curling wand has saved the day!

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Coffee. When it comes to those unbearable 8 a.m classes, coffee is a god send. Not only does it make me appear more human, it acts as my most fashionable accessory on days when I’m rocking yoga pants and an over-sized sweatshirt.

Perfume. Silly I know, but smelling good just makes me happy. I love spraying on my own special scent in the morning or before heading out on that special date!

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Enza Products. I’m so grateful for ALL of my Enza Products and for the confidence they have given me to put my best face forward every day. Pimple free equals a happier me!

Shoes. I seriously can’t have enough shoes. Buying a new pair of shoes is like sampling Godiva Chocolates for the first time. Excitement takes over and nothing can stop you from indulging!

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Chapstick. I hate to admit it, but I’m a more-than-occasional lip licker. End result… dry, irritated lips. Thank you chapstick for bringing back my smile!

Parents. I’ve learned so much from them over the years. One of the most important life lessons they have taught me, that I believe to be true, is that beauty starts from the inside. A kind, compassionate heart is a beautiful heart!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving Beauties!

xo Krista

WE LOVE SEEING YOU USE YOUR ENZA! #ENZABEAUTIFUL

Happy Friday, Beauties! I hope you all had a fabulous week. Here’s a look at how some of our product-lovers are using their #enza via Instagram. Aren’t they are all so #enzabeautiful?!

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“All I can say is that it really makes a huge difference to get a skin care routine that is customized specifically for your skin.” -@emilybrunotte  We couldn’t agree more! #regram #customizedskincare

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On Tuesdays, we wear masques ❤ #regram from @lauryncakes using her Pore Extraction Masque!

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How adorable is Kayla using her #enzaessentials Pore Extraction Masque for #bootifulskin?!

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#Mondays are for face masks and #TheBachelor, obvi. Who else is excited for The Bachelor Season premiere Monday, January 4, starring the handsome Ben Higgins?!

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@etta.taylor is feeling #EnzaBeautiful in her Pore Extraction Masque! She couldn’t be any cuter!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow me on Instagram, @enzaprgirl, and show us how you use your Enza!

Have a great weekend!

xo Krista

COLD WEATHER AND DRY SKIN BLUES? BRING IT ON!

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As a Wisconsin girl, I am always in need of a really good moisturizer as the colder months draw near. My go-to fix? Enza Essential’s Shea Body Butter! It is extremely hydrating and full of powerful antioxidants that turn my dry, alligator looking legs into smooth works of art. Speaking of amazing legs, did you see my post about Carrie Underwood at the CMA’s last week? Unlike other oils and moisturizers, it soaks into my skin quickly, leaving it silky smooth and not greasy!

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Ever since I started using it, I have become obsessed! Even my driest skin areas like elbows and knees are ridiculously soft. I even started using it on my lips for extra hydration! Sound weird? Seriously give it a try! With just one use of this product, you can say goodbye to redness, rough skin, and peeling! Needless to say, this Shea Body Butter will be my savior as the cold starts to cause my skin to flake.

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xo Krista

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

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

THE REAL WINNERS OF 2015 EMMYS: BEST IN BEAUTY

As you all know, the 2015 Emmy’s aired on Sunday night and the red carpet looked hotter than ever! From bold hues to gorgeously embellished frocks (Hello, Kerry Washington!), the beauty was ultra glamorous and chic. Although it was difficult, I’ve narrowed down my 4 favorite looks from the night:

Taylor Schilling

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The Orange is the New Black star looked beautiful in this canary yellow gown and short lob. And that red lip color? FABULOUS! I’m obsessed! It looks perfect with her radiant skin. After all, great skin is the best accessory you can bring to an award show.

Emma Roberts

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Oh my bombshell! Emma looks stunning with her long, blonde curls swept off to the side paired with this elegant dress. And honestly, I don’t think her skin can get much more perfect – I can’t stop staring! I love how natural she kept her makeup with the dark lashes and rosy lip. Speaking of her lips, they look super hydrated and soft! To get my lips looking like Emma’s, I use my lip treatment every single night before bed. My lips have never been softer!

Sarah Hyland

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This was by FAR my favorite dress of the evening – the color and style were both seriously on fleek. Sarah’s hazel eyes look gorgeous with this metallic shadow and natural lip. By the way, can her hair get any cuter?! She’s making me want to chop off my locks. I’m noticing a bright skin trend on the red carpet – how about you? Remember, vitamin C is key to getting that bright, glowing complexion like Sarah’s.

Kerry Washington

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Obviously, the Scandal star makes my top 4 best beauty looks list. Kerry looks so pretty! I’m loving this faux lob with auburn highlights – it’s perfect for fall! She looked like a princess in this super embellished gown. I also like the pop of color her lips bring to her entire look. I read that Kerry uses a cleanser, toner, and eye gelee every single morning and night to keep her skin flawless.

Who got your vote for best in beauty at the 2015 Emmy’s? -xo Kayla

5 STUNNING BEAUTY TRENDS FROM NYFW SPRING 2016

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:

Rodarte.

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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!

Monique Lhuillier.

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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.

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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!

Kate Spade.

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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.

Jason Wu.

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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