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HOW TO TIE A MESSY TOP KNOT

Looking to take your style to the next level or spice up that outfit? Then you HAVE to try out my favorite hair trend right now – the effortless, messy top knot. Follow my hair tutorial below to transform your basic, maybe somewhat boring look into a stunning success!

What’s your favorite daring hairstyle?

xo Krista

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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 BRAID BIGGER

Although braids never really go out of style, big and voluminous ones are certainly in the trending spotlight. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with lusciously thick locks to create this look (I’m looking at you, Blake Lively!) If your hair is a bit on the finer side, here are some tips and tricks to get you your fullest braid yet!

Tease Hair

Add some texture. First of all, second day hair is the absolute BEST for creating a beautiful braid – freshly washed hair is less than idea for this look. When it hasn’t been washed recently, it has more grip and texture. If you need, throw in a few loose curls to create some added texture. And don’t worry about making it look pretty – it doesn’t have to be neat.

Dry Shampoo

Make it dirty. When trying to create a big braid, dirty hair is your BFF. Grab your dry shampoo or texturizing spray/powder and apply it all over. Like I said earlier, this will help with grip and overall volume. I always tease my hair at the crown, too, for an extra big hair look.

Braid

Mess it up. Once you’ve finished braiding your hair and secured the end with an elastic, pull the braid apart. Starting at the bottom of the braid, gently grab the loops on the left and right side and pull outward, doing so all the way to the top. This will give you that messy, undone look rather than a sleek, tight look.

-xo Kayla

CRISSCROSS PONYTAIL HOW-TO

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If you’re like me, sometimes you want to spice up your average, everyday ponytail – hair is supposed to be fun, right? Here’s a super simple way to take your pony to the next level:

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First, start by gathering a ponytail (a lower one looks better with this particular style), leaving a section of hair on each side in the front loose.

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Separate the loose hair on the left side of your head into a top section and bottom section and grab the top section.

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Next, cross that section of hair over to the right side of your head, above your ponytail. Pin it with a bobby pin, letting the tail (if there is one) hang down.

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Do the same with the right side of loose hair – grab the top section and cross it over to the left side of your ponytail, grabbing the hanging tail along the way. Secure with another bobby pin. Following me so far? 🙂

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Then, take the remaining section of hair on your left side and cross over your ponytail again, grabbing the tail (if you have one) hanging down and securing it with a bobby pin on the right side of your pony.

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Finally, take the remaining section of hair and do the same thing. If your tail is short, just pin the end under your ponytail. Otherwise, wrap the tail around your elastic and pin the end underneath for an extra chic effect, like I did above.

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There you have it – a quick and fabulous ponytail in just a few minutes! -xo Kayla

FAVE SKIN TIPS

IMG_1940I woke up this morning feeling very off. At first, I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but then I realized: this is my last week interning at Enza Essentials, so this is my last week working on this blog!

 I leave for England in 17 days (holy cow that came up quickly!), which means that my time here is nearing its end. Today has already been a busy day helping Kiana prepare for my replacement. Luckily, I have had some time to go through what I’ve learned to make a list of my favorite skin tips for you all.

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