Category Archives: Enza News

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

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FIVE BEAUTY RESOLUTIONS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE

Want to refresh and brighten your appearance in 2016? Follow these five beauty resolutions and you’ll be well on your way to a new and more confident you.

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Use SPF each and every day – even during the winter months. If you dream about maintaining that youthful 20-year-old complexion into your 30’s and 40’s, then bring on the SPF! Not only does it prevent skin cancer, it reduces wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Need I say more?

Never sleep with your make-up on. I know, this can be challenging when we’re exhausted after a long day and just want to fall into bed. To keep skin looking luminous and healthy, remove the day’s dirt and toxins – even if that means stashing facial wipes in your nightstand!

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Moisturize your skin! Flaky, red or irritated skin can be a major confidence buster. Whatever your skin type – dry, oily or sensitive – you shouldn’t skimp on a daily moisturizer. Want silky soft skin? Try Enza Essentials Shea Body Butter or Sustaining Glow Crème – your skin will thank you!

Fit a facial mask into your skin care routine. Consider it your weekly “deep cleanse” – clearing pores of dead skin cells and bringing extra moisture to keep your skin looking smooth and flawless. My favorite is Enza Essential’s Pore Extraction Masque, I can feel the difference in my skin after just one application.

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Experiment with a new and daring look. Unleash your creativity and step out of your beauty comfort zone. Every few weeks, brave a bold red lip or wear a funky accessory. Who knows? You might end up loving it!

Here’s to a more confident and beautiful you in 2016!

Happy New Year Beauties!

xo Krista

 

HOLIDAY HAIRSTYLE: FUN AND FESTIVE BOWS

Bows are not just for presents anymore! No matter your hair type, curly or straight, thick or thin, a bow could be the perfect addition to that fantastic holiday outfit! Keep reading to see my four favorite holiday bow hairstyles.

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Soft curls (aka Victoria Secret Angel locks) are a gorgeous look for any holiday party. For this style, I used my curling wand and brushed out the curls to create these cascading waves. Once I had the curls set, I teased the hair around my face and then pulled it all back with the bow.

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A sleek side do is always a great go-to holiday hairstyle. All you have to do is add a few soft curls to your hair, pull it to the side, and clip the bow right above your hairband. Super simple!

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Want a more formal look? Try a high bun with a bow! Start by teasing the top of your hair to create more volume. Then, tilt your head upside down and make a messy bun. If you notice a few loose strands, tame them with hairspray and then top it off by clipping a medium sized bow just below the bun.

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For a super simple and quick hairstyle, I love pulling back one side of my hair in a bow. For this, a smaller bow works best so it doesn’t over do the look.

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Happy Holidays Beauties!

xo Krista

 

GET THE BEST BEAUTY SLEEP OF YOUR LIFE

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Happy December, Beauties! I absolutely love this time of the year… snow, hot chocolate, bright lights, cozy sweaters… makes me excited just thinking about it! But, with the excitement of the holiday season and finals approaching, my anxiety levels are at an all-time high! I don’t know about you, but for me, more anxiety means sleepless nights — and that’s not a good thing since “beauty sleep” keeps my skin looking fresh and radiant! Recently, I’ve discovered the “4-7-8” breathing trick which helps you fall asleep FAST! Ever since, I have been getting the best sleep of my life!

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Here’s how it works:

Inhale for a count of four. By doing this, you are forcing yourself to take in more oxygen which makes it easier for you to hold your breath in the next step.

Hold your breath for seven seconds. At this point your heart rate will begin to slow and you may feel a bit light headed. If this happens, just try again until you get the hang of it! Who knew breathing could be so hard?

Exhale steadily for eight seconds. During this step, you are emitting all of the carbon from your lungs. Immediately, you should feel your heart and mind start to relax. Works like a charm!

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Still not able to fall asleep? Fake awake-looking eyes with an Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelee!

Happy sleeping!

xo Krista

 

BEAT YOUR WORKOUT BOREDOM

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Happy Hump Day! If you couldn’t tell already, I’m kind of a fitness nut. But that’s not to say I absolutely love exercising all the time. Sweat dripping down my back, hot rosy cheeks and shortness of breath… makes me cringe just thinking about it. I’d much rather be spending the evening at home with my roommates sipping on wine while watching sappy movies! Exercising is hard! But, it is also important if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Plus, the extra endorphins really make you feel good! The key? Make your workout fun so it doesn’t feel like work! My solution? Adding a medicine ball to my routine! Check it out below!

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To start off, I do regular crunches on the medicine ball with my arms supporting my head. I do enough until I can start to feel the burn… and then I do ten more!

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This move is my favorite! You want to start with the medicine ball above your head, about a foot from the ground.

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With your body in a “V” shape, start to bring the medicine ball to meet your feet. At the same time, start lifting your legs until they reach the medicine ball. Once you can place the medicine ball in between your legs, squeeze and lower to the ground.

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But, be sure not to let the ball touch the ground! To finish, raise your legs back up and repeat. After this move, you’ll be wishing it was still bikini season!

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To finish my workout, I always challenge myself with a plank on the medicine ball! Who doesn’t love a challenge? If you’re in need of more workout ideas, make sure you check out my exercise your way to flawless skin post!

What are some ways you make your workout more fun?

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

AMA AWARDS 2015: BIGGEST FASHION AND BEAUTY HITS

At last night’s American Music Awards, the stars definitely showed up to show off some of thee best beauty looks! With so much to envy, I was finally able to narrow it down to my top five favorite looks. Keep reading to see the ultimate must-copy beauty looks from the night!

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I have to admit, I LOVE Jennifer Lopez! Last night, she was the hostess with the mostess, alright! After her opening dance number, she rocked one of the chicest, fullest high buns I’ve ever seen. J Lo’s beautifully bronzed make-up and highlighted hair perfectly complimented her lit-from-within glow!

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What’s wrong with being confident? Apparently nothing when you’re Demi Lovato. Her 1920s inspired curls and dark vamped lips were stunning. AND, can you say brows on point? This was by far one of the best looks of the night!

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It’s safe to say Selena Gomez slayed the stage with her super sleek strands and dramatic burgundy eye shadow. This brunette beauty strutted her stuff in one of the best outfits of the night! Who else wants to go bedazzle all of their tights now?!

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Carrie simply looked like a princess in this stunning sequin gown. And, thanks to her incredibly luminous skin, she glowed like one too! Her soft strands and bold eyes perfectly finished off the look! Can’t get enough of Carrie? Check out her amazing looks from this years CMA Awards!

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All eyes were focused on Ariana Grande during her focus performance, who ditched her signature half up hairstyle for loose, pretty curls. I’m absolutely loving Ariana’s new look! Now that she has ditched her signature hairstyle, I can’t wait to see what else this gorgeous pop star has in store for us!

What were some of your favorite beauty looks from the night?

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

KICK BACK IN FALL’S HOTTEST TREND…THE VERSATILE BUT CHIC BOOT

Whatever your fashion style…classic, edgy or striking…boots are the perfect item to polish off that stylish outfit. Why are boots an absolute must-have this season? They can turn even the most plain outfit into a stunning success! On chillier days, they make dresses and skirts wearable. And, with so many options to choose from, they’re the perfect item to show off your own personal style.  

Be on your best boot game this season! Find your own unique look and you’ll cause heads to turn — in a good way!

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The Classic: Slim, high-heeled boots. Find a pair that is fitted around your leg, but not so tight that your skin bulges from the top. Tip: there shouldn’t be more than a half inch of space between your leg and your boot. These look beautiful when paired with a sweater dress and tights.

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The Casual: Flat, equestrian boots. Running errands? These cute boots are not only comfortable, they’re super easy to slip on with your favorite pair of jeans. Top it off with a cozy sweater, throw on a statement necklace and you’re set!

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The Chic: Ankle bootie. For an ultramodern look, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with these adorable booties. But, make sure you’re wearing them the right way! Instead of tucking your jeans into the booties, roll them up a couple times for a much more flattering look! 

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The Show Stopper: Thigh-high boots. Cause a sensation when you walk in a room with these high-fashion boots. Pair it with a mini-skirt and tights for an even more dramatic effect. A perfect cold weather date outfit!

What’s your go-to boot style? 

xo Krista 

PRESSED FOR TIME? FOLLOW THESE EASY TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

Are you so busy running from one activity to another that you sometimes neglect taking care of your skin? I totally get it! Squeezing in facials and following a strict cleansing routine can take a serious amount of time! If you fall into the “I’m too busy to exfoliate” category – and skincare isn’t making it to the top of your to-do list — here are some easy tips to keep your skin in tip-top condition.

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Clean up your diet. If you want to spend less time worrying about your skin, the easiest way to keep your skin healthy is by eating right. That means filling up your plate with lots of anti-inflammatory foods that contain antioxidants and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. One of the best foods to eat? Raspberries! To discover more benefits of raspberries, check out my post Raspberries for Weight Loss: Who Knew?! 

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Simplify your AM routine. Start by doing a cleanse every morning to remove any impurities accumulated on your face overnight. Follow your cleanse with a Vitamin C Serum which helps improve skin tone and texture. End with a SPF moisturizer which, in case you didn’t know, is the most important step in your anti-aging skin care regimen! This is a must!

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Make your PM routine a little easier. Simply cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. Everyone has time for a 3-minute ritual!

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Watch your salt and protein intake. Salt decreases the water intake of your internal organs, and when your organs are dehydrated, they suck the water out of your skin! This leaves you with dry, damaged skin that will take even more time to attend to! Want extra salt on that delicious, soft pretzel? No thank you!

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Stash cleansing wipes in your nightstand. For those nights when you want to jump right in bed the moment you walk through the door, keep a pack of cleansing wipes by your bed to remove makeup and excess dirt. You never, ever want to go to bed with a dirty face!

What are some of your time saving skin secrets?

xo Krista