Category Archives: Your Skin Resolution

ONE SKINCARE TREND YOU NEED TO START NOW

You probably brush your hair, and your teeth, but have you ever tried brushing your skin? Watch my short how-to video to find out why you should start!

xo Krista

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REVEAL YOUR ROMANTIC SIDE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

Chalk it up to another Hallmark holiday to give us yet another excuse to dress and look our very best. Is there a better time to break out that cute outfit than Valentine’s Day? I don’t think so! Whether you’re going out on a romantic date with your sweetheart or hitting the town with your besties, here are five tips to knock your look out of the ballpark.

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Proper exfoliating is the key for smooth, soft, touchable skin. I use a gentle scrub like Enza Essential’s Shea Butter Body Polish – it makes me feel like I just stepped out of an extravagant spa. Your special guy will be singing his own version of “Reach out and touch, somebody’s hand.”

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Moisturize for even softer skin. Immediately after showering, apply a heavy moisturizer to reenergize your dry and thirsty skin. I like my Enza Essential’s Shea Body Butter which keeps my skin feeling fresh all night long!

Go for a natural, romantic hair-do (aka channel your inner Victoria Secret Angel). The last thing you want is your guy being afraid to mess up your perfect do. If your hair is long, try using a one-inch curler to create those perfect and effortless loose curls. Hello touchable, sexy hair!

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Perfect those kissable lips. Exfoliate your lips with a scrub like Jane Iredales Sugar and Butter Lip Scrub. Then, apply your favorite lip balm and top it off with a pink or plum lip gloss.

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Make a statement with a favorite scent. How a girl smells can be just as powerful as how she looks. For Valentine’s Day, opt for a soft, luxurious scent then apply a drop to your wrists and neck. Don’t overdo it though!

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Have a lovely Valentine’s Day, Beauties!

xo Krista

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

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

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

CALLING ALL BACHELORETTES: HOW TO MAKE A STRIKING FIRST IMPRESSION

The 2016 season premiere of The Bachelor is finally here – and if you’re like me – you’re enthusiastically waiting to see who wins over the handsome and huggable Ben Higgins. With 29 bachelorettes, it’s going to be quite a show of beauty, brains and maybe a little crazy!

So how can a lady capture her dream guy’s attention? By making a memorable (in a good way!) first impression.  Stand out from the crowd by following these tips and you could be well on your way to finding that perfect love connection!

THE BACHELOR - Ben Higgins, the handsome software salesman who was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe last season on "The Bachelorette," confessed to Kaitlyn that he thought he was "unlovable." Even so, he saw a "great life" with her, only to have his hopes dashed and his heart broken when he was left without a rose. Now, Ben is ready to open himself up again to love, but he still has the lingering fear of being unlovable. He will attempt to put his heartbreak behind him and overcome that fear as he searches for his one true love and, maybe more importantly, a woman who loves him back. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) BACK ROW: AMANDA K, JACQUELINE, LAUREN R., TIARA, OLIVIA, LAUREN H., LAUREN B.; MIDDLE ROW: SAMANTHA, LACE, LEAH, ISABEL, BECCA, AMBER, JESSICA, RACHEL, JENNIFER; FRONT ROW: MEGAN, CAILA, JOELLE, JUBILEE, LAURA, LAUREN BARR, BEN HIGGINS, SHUSHIK, AMANDA S., EMILY, HALEY, JAMI, BREANNE

Be Yourself. Making a good and lasting first impression starts with being comfortable in your own skin. There’s nothing more beautiful than having the confidence to truly be you. Let that silliness shine through.

Make Eye Contact. Draw him in by simply looking at him with those gorgeous eyes. Yep, it really is that easy.

Luminous Skin. A glowing and clear complexion can help set you apart. And with the right products, it is achievable! It might be time to think about a customized skin care regimen designed specifically toward your needs, lifestyle, and environment.

Classy Outfit. What you wear sends a strong message to a guy. Make a statement with a classy number that you feel amazing in!

Smile. Did you know smiling is the most universally recognized indication that you’re friendly and approachable? Did you also know Americans trust someone with a great smile over someone with great clothes or an impressive job? So, if you can rock a great outfit and smile… I’d say it’s a win win. Don’t be afraid to show off that warm genuine smile, it very well might seal the deal.

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First impression rose anyone?

xo Krista

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

 

STAY HEALTHY THIS HOLIDAY WITH A BOOST OF VITAMIN C

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The dreaded Christmas cold or feverish flu can definitely destroy any ounce of joy during this time of the year and put a big damper on your holiday cheer. If you’ll soon be hugging a lot of family and friends, think of how many germs you will soon be exposed to… eek!  Want to avoid getting sick and get through the season illness-free? Then boost your vitamin C!

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Vitamin C is the ultimate powerhouse nutrient that protects your overall health by boosting your immune system. Not only can a little extra Vitamin C help you stay healthy, it clears your body of unhealthy toxins. You know… the toxins from all those delicious sugar cookies and grandma’s special bars that are pretty much impossible to pass up. Plus, Vitamin C helps reduce stress –and is there a more stressful and chaotic holiday than Christmas? I don’t think so!  And more stress equals more pimples! Uh oh…

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And Vitamin C isn’t just good for your health – it does wonders for your skin too! Want a continuously glowing, blemish-free complexion through the holidays? Maybe it’s time to invest in a Vitamin C serum! Ever since I started using my Enza Essentials Vitamin C Serum a few months ago, my skin has become incredibly soft!

Here’s to a happy, healthy, stress-free holiday!

xo Krista 

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