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WHY YOU NEED CUSTOMIZED SKINCARE

For most things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. The shirt you’re wearing, the car you’re driving, even the city you live in isn’t going to satisfy everyone – that also goes for skin care. No two people have the exact same skin, so not all products will work for everyone. It’s so important to use skin care that targets exactly what you need, which is why Enza Essentials is perfect for you.

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Not only does Enza recommend products that work with your skin type, but with your location, hobbies, and lifestyle, too. If two people both have combination skin and one is acne-prone and the other is concerned about wrinkles, sure – they both may use the Sustaining Cleanser and Cool Sustaining Toner, but they each need different treatments to help with their individual concerns, such as the Pore Extraction Masque to fight breakouts or the Tri-Peptide Cell Activator to smooth fine lines.

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The best part? Finding out what customized skin care regimen you should be using for your specific skin type and lifestyle is SO easy – just fill out this questionnaire to see what the skin experts at Enza recommend. It really is that simple! And don’t forget – you’ll receive 30% off when you order your customized skin care suite!

-xo Kayla

 

FAKE 8 HOURS OF SLEEP

Even though warmer weather is right around the corner, Spring Daylight Savings Time is the WORST. I hate “springing ahead” and losing that extra hour of sleep over the weekend. If you’re feeling a little sluggish like I am today and need some extra help looking wide awake, try these tips to make it look like you got a full 8 hours of sleep last night.

Use Cold Water.

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I know this is easier said than done, but it really does help make you look refreshed. Before you start with your normal morning skin routine, turn the faucet to cold and splash your face a few times with cold water. The coolness shocks your brain, opens up your eyes, and constricts blood vessels in your face, giving you a smoother complexion. Then, simply cleanse, tone, and be on your way!

Grab a Spoon and Gelée.

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Are those giant puffy bags under your eyes making it look like you haven’t slept in the last year? I thought so. A super quick fix to get rid of under eye bags is using a frozen spoon and pressing the curved part gently on the bags. This helps calm inflammation, making you look like you got AT LEAST 10 hours of sleep last night.

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Be sure to follow up with Enza Essentials Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelee – apply it morning and night to eliminate any signs of puffiness while giving your delicate eye area hydration and moisture to make you look younger and refreshed at all times.

Get Moving.

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Hitting the gym first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to make you look and feel energized, but if you don’t have enough time to get a full workout in, try some stretching and yoga moves where your head is upside down. The Downward-Facing Dog pose gets blood flowing to your brain, helping with circulation and causing you to look fabulously alert and beautiful.

Brighten your eyes.

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When all else fails, there’s always makeup. To brighten eyes in a flash, sweep a highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes. This will instantly give you an illuminating effect that is sure to brighten your entire face. I use Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in Oyster to give me that open-eye look.

Are you feeling the effects of Daylight Savings Time on this Monday? -xo Kayla

 

 

POWER COUPLE: CLEANSER & TONER

We all know the power couples in the celebrity world – Brad and Angelina, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kim and Kanye, even Blake and Ryan. But, what comes to your mind when you think about skincare and the perfect match? Yes, you guessed it – the hottest couple in the skin world is cleanser and toner! Here’s why:

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It’s common sense to know how important it is to wash our face with a great cleanser morning and night. The AM cleanse is for washing away any sweat, dirt, bacteria, and products you put on before bed, while the PM cleanse is for removing makeup and other impurities your face has collected throughout the day. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you want to find a cleanser that gives your skin a deep, gentle clean.

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Here’s where the love connection between cleansers and toners start…

Washing your face leaves your skin at it’s purest, most vulnerable state. That’s exactly why you need to use a toner immediately after, restoring the pH levels. Cleansing your skin removes oils from the surface, while toning your skin brings it back to it’s balanced state. And, using a toner directly after washing will help it be most effective, giving you a glowing complexion.

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This is exactly why the cleanser and toner are being awarded the “Most Powerful Couple” award. And the best part? Now through Valentine’s Day, the Extraction Cleanser and Toner Duo, Sustaining Cleanser and Toner Duo, and Saturation Cleanser and Toner Duo are 25% off! Order now at enza.com!

 

CELEBRITY SKIN ENVY: NINA DOBREV

 

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If you’ve ever watched The CW’s hit TV show The Vampire Diaries, I’m sure you’ve already fallen in love with Nina Dobrev. She’s so sweet, is in the middle of a love triangle with two beautiful men, and has flawless skin. You could say that I’m VERY jealous.

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Her skin is perfect – it literally glows. She doesn’t even need makeup to cover up any discoloration or an uneven skin tone. Also, she has absolutely no signs of enlarged pores anywhere. It actually looks as if she has poreless skin.

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I just love the fact that she can wear such minimal makeup to Red Carpet events and still stand out in the crowd. Her skin is so smooth and bright – she must exfoliate regularly. Try using Enza Essentials Fine Facial Polish to slough off dead skin cells and brighten your complexion.

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I read that Nina never goes to bed without washing her makeup off.  This is very important to do every single night. To cleanse your skin like Nina does, try using the Sustaining Cleanser and the Cool Sustaining Toner. Who knows, maybe you’ll even turn into a vampire…

-xo Kayla

 

 

 

 

EASY EXERCISE IDEAS

If you’re like me, life is CRAZY busy. And, unfortunately, I don’t get to the gym nearly as often as I’d like. But instead of missing an entire workout sesh, I’ve discovered some super easy-to-do exercises that I can do at my desk! It’s almost like a miracle.

Ab Twister.

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I use my water bottle that’s full for this one. It’s super simple – just hold your water bottle (or whatever weight you choose) at chest level and gently twist all the way to your left while keeping your feet and hips forward. Then, twist to the right side. You’ll be able to feel your abs contract! I usually do about 10 reps on each side for this exercise.

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Chair Squat.

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This one is SOOOO simple and is a great exercise. Hold your arms out in front of you and lift up your hips and butt just enough so you’re hovering over your chair. I hold this pose for about 30 seconds to feel the burn!

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Leg Extensions.

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Start sitting up tall in your chair with your arms at your sides. Lift your left leg off the ground, straight out in front of you and hold for 10 seconds. Be sure to squeeze your quads to get a good workout! Then, switch to your right leg.

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See???? It’s not so hard to keep active even if you’re at a desk all day! I finish with a spritz of Cool Sustaining Toner on my face to refresh and balance my skin. What a great workout! -xo Kayla

 

WHAT’S IN MY BAG: BACK TO SCHOOL

I can’t believe it – I start class in less than a week! Every year, I always take the time to make sure I have everything planned and ready to go before the first day, so here’s what I’ll have packed in my school bag for my last “first day” ever!

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Water Bottle. It’s a must to keep my body and skin hydrated while in class. My purple water bottle literally goes with me EVERYWHERE.

Magazine. When I’m hanging out in between classes, I love to catch up on the latest styles and trends. I swear, I NEVER look at it in class though….. 🙂

Flash Drive. Being a college student, it’s so important to keep my documents, pictures, and files backed up and in one place. I don’t think I could have made it through college without one of these.

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Planner. I actually consider my pink planner my BFF. It does a fabulous job keeping track of my assignments, appointments, and to-do list.

Cell Phone. For obvious reasons.

Wallet. I always make sure I have my ID and a few bucks inside for a coffee fix if needed.

Perfume. This is my FAVE scent ever – it’s AEO’s Live and it smells like heaven in an adorable gold bottle. And the best part? One spritz lasts all day.

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Lip Gloss. My newest fall obsession is officially Jane Iredale’s PureGloss in Kir Royale. It’s the perfect autumn shade and I’ll look fabulous sitting in class with it on my lips.

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Gum/Snacks. It’s important to keep my tummy satisfied and breath smelling fresh at all times.

Toner. I keep this travel-size Cool Sustaining Toner in my bag for those days when I need a quick skin rejuvenation along with a few cotton pads.

Spot Extractor. It’s the WORST when a blemish pops up out of nowhere on my face so I always have the Spot Extractor handy to treat pimples on contact.

Lip Treatment. I love how soft and plump the Lip Treatment makes my pout feel, making it a must to have in my school bag.

-xo Kayla

KAYLA’S PM SKINCARE REGIMEN

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Ahhhhhh. It’s 10 PM and the world around me is beginning to shut down. This is one of my favorite parts of the day because 1) I get to catch up on some beauty rest and 2) I give my skin some TLC with an evening skincare routine. It’s similar to my AM regimen but it’s even better because I get to put my feet up and relax afterwards. 🙂

Here’s my nightly routine for radiant skin:

Step 1: Wash my face with the Sustaining Cleanser to remove my makeup from the day, plus any dirt and oil that has collected in my pores. The vitamin A and E in the cleanser helps brighten and even my skin tone, while giving me an amazing clean.

Tip- If you wear a lot of makeup, cleanse your face twice. Once to wash off the makeup and the second time to actually scrub deep into your pores. This will help prevent acne breakouts caused by clogged pores.

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Step 2: Spritz a cotton ball with Cool Sustaining Toner and wipe it all over my face and neck. The Witch Hazel in this toner calms my skin and evens out my complexion.

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Step 3: After the Toner dries, I apply 1-2 drops of Glycolic Serum to my clean skin. It gives me a little bit of a tingling sensation which I love. The glycolic and lactic works together to exfoliate my skin and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. This is definitely my go-to product!

Step 4: Next, I apply the Sustaining Glow Creme to my skin. This cream helps erase discoloration and brightens my complexion. It feels super good!

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Step 5: Lastly, I use my Spot Extractor whenever an unwanted zit pops up – I simply use the roller ball to apply it directly to the blemish. And I ALWAYS hydrate my lips overnight with the Lip Treatment. It gives my pout crazy moisture and boosts collagen production.

I’m ready for bed and my skin will look FABULOUS in the morning! -xo Kayla