The time of year for campfires, football season kickoffs, and loads of crisp air, is here!  We have food-related ideas to help you embrace Fall: it only takes four simple ingredients to make an instant crowd pleaser, S’mores Pops!

Marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers and pretzel sticks or lollipop sticks are all you’ll need for our grab and go version of s’mores. Instead of making the traditional ones by the fire this season, try this simple and quick recipe that will have both kids and adults craving more.

They were the perfect complement to the dessert tent during the graduation party for Lauren’s niece, which was a country western backyard barbecue. Using her choco-maker, she melted Giannos’ Milk Chocolate.

While the chocolate was melting, she placed a pretzel stick into each marshmallow without poking entirely through the other side.

With help of a food processor, Lauren crushed her graham crackers, dipped each marshmallow into the chocolate and then into the graham crackers. The next step was simply lining a baking sheet with parchment paper for cooling and displaying on a festive serving tray or cake tower.

Made indoors in a few steps, these amusing S’mores Pops have all the campfire feeling without the campfire hazard! 

S'mores

S'mores

S'mores

To make S’mores Pops you will need the following:

•Marshmallows
•Chocolate
•Graham Crackers
•Pretzel Sticks or Lollipop Sticks

For the 2 Orchids Youtube Video on how to make:

Smores Pops, Backyard BBQ & A Little Shopping/ Lauren’s Vlog

S'mores

S'mores

OC Dream

LASplash Cosmetics + Vicki Gunvalson OC Dream

Colors: Newport Nude & OC Dream

OC Dream

OC Dream

You know we love ourselves some good reality TV, especially when it gets out of the screen to meet real life beauty products. The Real Housewives of Orange County has just released The OC Dream Collection with Vicki Gunvalson, known as “The OG Of The OC”.

This lipstick line, made in collaboration with LaSplash Cosmetics, includes Whoop It Up Lip Gloss and WooHoo Liquid to Matte Lipstick. There are 18 shades in the collection, all made in the USA and cruelty-free.

We tried a couple of shades of this luxurious cosmetic line in the colors OC Dream, a pink shimmer, and Newport Nude, a pink matte. Both are long-lasting and will wear for several hours. However, the gloss may transfer onto glass.

The Newport Nude is an innovative, ultra high-pigment liquid lipstick with a smooth, ultra-matte finish, lightweight enough to provide comfort all day. To apply it, begin by outlining lips with the tip of the applicator, fill in high pigment color as desired. It will dry completely after 3 to 5 minutes.

As for the color OC Dream, it comes as a high-impact lip gloss with lots of shine and without the heavy feel of traditional lip-gloss. We applied to the center of the top and bottom lips for a sophisticated, light-reflecting effect that makes lips appear fuller.

This was a fun line to try out. Alongside with other names like Fashion Island, West Coast Diva, and Laguna Sunset, the OC Dream Collection makes us believe that anyone can also live the OC Dream. Knowing that each shade was handpicked by the Real Housewife herself certainly makes a difference!

Diorskin

Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Diorskin

Diorskin

Dreaming of luminous matte finish, flawless correction, and excellent comfort all in one foundation? Dior promises 16-hour foundation coverage and broad-spectrum SPF 35 protection from day to evening with Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation and it delivers.

This is a non-oily, medium-to-full coverage, fluid foundation. It masters balanced color correction and comes in an egg-shaped container with a beveled side for a meticulous application.

Karen was inspired to try the Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35 following the YouTube video Get Ready With Me with Kim Kardashian and Jaclyn Hill. For this review, she grabbed the color Honey Beige: Medium, with neutral undertones (040).

The foundation is medium to full coverage depending on how you build it up. Karen, for instance, applies it with her BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush for a flawless finish: satin-like, smooth, and soft.

The formula is enriched with Poreless Effect skin care essence, leaving the skin’s texture looking more refined with each wear.

Besides staying on all day without creasing, this product leaves Karen’s skin looking like skin! Beautiful, natural skin, with minimized pores. Now, tell us that is not worth the splurge?!

 

*Dior Tip:  The Forever Perfect Foundation can also be applied with the new fluid foundation sponge applicator.

Fall Beauty

FALL BEAUTY: 

Anastasia SubCulture Eyeshadow Palette

Fall Beauty

Narsissist Velvet Lip Glide Kit

Fall Beauty

Tarte Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Make Magic Happen Eyeshadow Palette

Fall Beauty 

Too Faced Glitter Bomb Prismatic Glitter Eyeshadow Palette

Today’s focus is on the eyes and the lips!  We share a few eye shadow palettes from Ulta Beauty that are trending for this Fall Season, along with some gorgeous lippies. Yes, these are definitely what’s hot right now!  We’ve got an array of eye shadow palettes from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte & Too Faced.  In addition, the Nars Velvet Lip Glide Kit is loaded with beautiful Fall colors that are sure to be stunners. It’s easy to create the look you desire! 

In part one of Ulta’s Top Fall Beauty Products, we shared products from their drugstore section.   You’ll find these gems on department store side of Ulta (this is what we like to call the “dangerous side”  because it’s where they feature higher end cosmetics).  But hey, every girl deserves to splurge a little once in a while!

More Fall Beauty to Fall in Love With:

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
OPI Iceland Collection Classic Nail Lacquer
OPI Iceland Collection Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer
OPI Iceland Collection Classic Nail Lacquer Mini 4pk
OPI Iceland Collection Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer Mini 4pk
Michael Kors Sensual Wonderlust Eau de Parfum
Ralph Lauren Woman Eau de Parfum
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume

Ulta Beauty
Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art in Topaz Twinkle
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favors The Brave Ultra 30 Eyeshadow Palette– 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in Sassy
NYX Away We Glow illuminating Powder in Sunset Blvd
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blush in One For Playing Games
CoverGirl Jewels TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

ULTA BEAUTY: DRUGSTORE PRODUCTS

Ulta Beauty

Ulta Apple Cider Foaming Hand Soap
Ulta Pumpkin Spice Body Wash
Ulta Apple Cider Donut 3 in 1 Smoothie

Ulta Beauty

Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art in Topaz Twinkle
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favors The Brave Ultra 30 Eyeshadow Palette– 
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in Sassy
NYX Away We Glow illuminating Powder in Sunset Blvd
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Blush in One For Playing Games
CoverGirl Jewels TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

You don’t have to spend a lot this season to steal the spotlight!  We scoured through Ulta’s top selections in beauty for Fall and chose a few of our favorites.  Although the Ulta brand products you will only find at Ulta, other makeup products can be easily found at your local drugstore.  Stay tuned for part two which will feature higher end cosmetics!  Happy Shopping!