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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

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LADY IN RED

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I’m a sucker for wearing red on Valentine’s Day. Red clothes, red lips, red nails – you name it! I just love how festive it is for the holiday. Here’s what I’ll be wearing out on date night!

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This top from Express is SO comfy! I actually have it in black too. It goes great with jeans, jeggings, or a skirt – I love how versatile it is. You can find a similar one at express.com for 40% off!

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The best part about this outfit is that if it’s too cold, I can simply throw on a pair of black tights for some warmth and added style points!

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I bought this High-Waisted Bodycon Pencil Skirt at Charlotte Russe a few months ago for SUPER cheap. It’s always a good idea to have a black skirt in your closet!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies! -xo Kayla 

 

MIDWEEK FAVORITES

It’s Wednesday, Beauties! I cannot believe we’re halfway through the week already. In honor of Hump Day, I want to share with you all what I’m currently LOVING this week:

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I’m still obsessing over Taylor’s look at the Grammys this past Sunday night – she’s flawless! This blue dress paired with those fuchsia heels are everything. Her hair and makeup stunned the crowd as well. Love it!

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Fresh flowers at the office? Yes, please! Nothing brightens up a room and boosts attitudes like a bouquet of flowers. Our aesthetician Melissa received these beauties from her fiance Joe for Valentine’s Day – SWOON!

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Photo Creds: Nicolette Stocks

Since it’s lovers’ week, let’s talk about couples. My favorite match made in heaven?  Cleanser and toner. They seriously work like magic together. And can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous Nicolette of Fashionably Stocked looks holding her Extraction Cleanser and Toner? You can read her entire Enza review here!

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What do I love on a Wednesday? Red lips! Actually, I love red lips every day. I’ll definitely be wearing this Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick in Margi on my Valentine’s Day date night. This color is so classic and chic, it’s the perfect go-to color for any occasion!

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When I watch The Bachelor each week, I obsess over Britt more and more. She’s the cutest human being alive! Chris and her are OBVIOUSLY hitting it off, most likely because of her super sweet personality and fabulous, flowing hair. I’m rooting for you, Britt!

Have a happy Wednesday! -xo Kayla

SKIN PREP FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is getting so close that I can almost smell the oversized chocolate hearts and bouquets of red roses – it’s only 4 days away! If you’ve got a date with your significant other or hitting the town with your girls, it’s a must to have your skin V-Day ready. Here’s how I’ll be prepping my skin for the big night!

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To look fabulous for the day of love, it’s super important to rid off dead cells that have built up on your skin. That’s exactly why the night before Valentine’s Day, I’ll be using my Extraction Enzyme Peel to brighten my complexion. I simply apply a thin layer all over my skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time for me to narrow down a few outfit choices too!

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Soft skin is ideal for any day of the year, but it’s definitely a necessity for Valentine’s Day. Enza Essentials Shea Butter Body Polish is the perfect exfoliant to use on your skin from head to toe. And it smells AMAZING! I use a Magic Mitt from Jane Iredale to apply the Body Polish in the shower. Remember to follow up immediately with the Shea Body Butter for your most touchable skin yet.

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This specific holiday falls in the dead of winter and unfortunately, that means dry, stressed skin. I want my makeup to have a dewy and fresh look, so I’ll be applying Liquid Gold under my foundation. This product seriously hydrates and rejuvenates skin, while working as a fantastic makeup primer. I can’t live without it!

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Now it’s time to give my pout a little TLC! Jane Iredale has a super amazing Sugar&Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper that works wonders on dry lips. I first use the sugar exfoliant side to get rid of any dead skin, then use the plumper side for a boost of volume and a tingly feel. I’ll finish off with Enza’s Lip Treatment for the most kissable and hydrated lips ever!

-xo Kayla

BEAUTY DIY: LIP SCRUB

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you want your lips to look and feel their absolute best. In honor of the kissing holiday, I’ve found a super simple DIY lip scrub from The Beauty Gypsy and am so excited to try it out!

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The key to a soft, smooth pout is exfoliation. Just like you exfoliate your skin, you need to slough off any dead and dry skin cells from your lips too! This will make your lipstick, gloss, or balm look better. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

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Combine these 3 ingredients in a small jar until thoroughly mixed.

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After you’ve mixed the ingredients together, scoop a dollop (make sure to get plenty of the brown sugar) with your finger onto your lips. Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion all over your lips for a minute or two. And don’t worry if you get any in your mouth – this recipe is great because all of the ingredients are edible!

After exfoliating, wipe mixture off with a fresh towel and follow up with Enza’s Lip Treatment  for an extra collagen boost.

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Now, apply your favorite lip color (mine is Jane Iredale’s PureMoist Lipstick in Margi) and you’re ready for Valentine’s Day!

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Margi, $25.00, janeiredale.com

 

 

STYLE GUIDE: VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFITS

Haul out your pink and red, ladies. (We know we are!) This is the time to flaunt what you’ve got, because you never know who will see you out and about looking fab 😉 This Valentine’s Day is all about simplicity with elegant details.

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Ali and I teamed up to give you the best of both words: glam and casual. No matter what you’re doing this Valentine’s Day (Ali is celebrating with her girlfriends tomorrow night!), we have the perfect inspiration for you. Can you guess who is glam and who is casual?

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Don’t forget to make those details count!

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My favorite part my look are my Jane Iredale lips in “Karen.” They’re so soft and pouty thanks to regular use of my Lip Treatment! (Which is only $15 right now!!)

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Enza girls! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway that ends this Friday! May your Valentine’s kisses be sweet and your outfit even sweeter.

XOXO

-Anna

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR YOUR GALS

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Valentine’s Day is not simply to celebrate the love between happy couples and their infatuation for eachother. (Although that is a wonderful thing, too.) These days, Valentine’s Day celebrates the love and relationships we have with our parents, family members and friends – the family we’ve chosen for ourselves.

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly, your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you are confused.”

This year, if you’re single (or taken), share the love with your true soul mates – your girlfriends. After all, who has been there for you with a gallon of ice cream and a bottle (cough jug*) of wine every time that guy lets you down? They deserve to know how much you love them too.

Here is my easy peasy guide to gifts for the gals:

1. The Fortune Telling Book of Love (Buy it for only $10 here!)

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Your girlfriends will be able to see what signs match up best with theirs and fun things like romantic meals to make once you all actually have boyfriends or husbands. Now all of you have a book full of tricks up your sleeves.

2. Enza Essentials Lip Treatment for kissable lips (Right now it’s on sale for only 15 dollars!)

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3. Red Velvet Fudge Pie from (Found at Pizzazzerie)

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Invite the girls over for Galinsday (the day before Valentine’s Day) to give them the other two presents and have this amazingly delicious, mouth watering, pie waiting for them. They will love you forever. A happy Valentine ending for everyone.

xx Alison