We are so excited again to be a part of the 850 Blues Spring Open House Event March 5th, 6th and 7th! This chic, contemporary boutique located in Boardman, Ohio specializes in jeans, apparel and accessories for both women and men. Are you currently in a fashion rut? Owner Kristyn Mancini and her exuberant staff will help you shop the latest fashion trends for Spring.  Your 2 Orchids will be there to inspire you with the latest in beauty trends, décor and much more! Also, shop the newest Vintage Inspired Jewelry Collection from The Gemelli Inspired Trunk Show and find your perfect customized lip color from Beauty by Karisa.  Bring a friend and come visit us for a fun-filled day of shopping for unique pieces to add to your wardrobe!


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Winter makeup doesn’t have to be blah. Take your cosmetics cues from the sparkle all around you. Winter presents the perfect opportunity to add a soft shimmer, and a little glitter for extra sparkle. I (Lauren) just love this look I created for my daughter as she celebrated her sweet sixteen in December. We applied the Winter Wonderland theme of her birthday party to our makeup application approach. By tying in her color scheme of snowy whites, silvers, and blues we produced the perfect accent to compliment her cozy sweater and blinged-out statement necklace. Wintery, and oh-so pretty!

PicMonkey Collage just mad

PicMonkey Collage REDO MAKEUP

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Let’s just call concealer “The Holy Grail” of makeup when it’s come to masking those dark circles, blemishes and skin imperfections. It’s definitely one of the first things we grab in our makeup bags to erase the bad and bring out the best. Finding the perfect concealer may take some trial and error, so we thought we would share our top 5 concealers that work  magic on us and have amazing coverage.

The Link to our YouTube Video on Concealers

PicMonkey Collage fave concealers

Our Top Pick, Chanel!

 Chanel Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer- Beige Ivoire #20

Long lasting, lightweight concealer that is gel based.  A light to medium coverage with soft focus pigments to brighten dark areas. Ultra-smooth with staying power.

NYX HD Concealer (High definition Concealer Wand)- CW06 Glow Medium Beige

A NYX Cosmetics best seller!  This lightweight cover-up obscures imperfections, discoloration and under eye circles.  A concentrated emollient rich formula goes on smoothly and has medium to heavy coverage, that is not cakey.

Benefit Boi-ing- #02 (Light/Medium)

Award-winning Industrial strength concealer that camouflages dark circles, discolorations,  and imperfections with no creasing or fading.  It is now available in five shades from light to deep.sur

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under eye anti-aging concealer- Tan

A highly pigmented, anti-aging treatment concealer.   Help treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discoloration.  Conceal dark circles, age spots, redness, and any imperfections without settling into lines and wrinkles.  An Award-winning concealer, developed by leading plastic surgeons,UK plastic surgery on the famous Harley Street is considered to have among the best surgeons the work with  hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins C & K.

But have ypu think about doing a non surgical procedure? There are many cosmetic surgery options to improve or change your face and body. When you talk to your surgeon, be open about what you want, but be willing to listen to his or her recommendations. Your surgeon may recommend a different procedure to achieve a similar result.

Often a less invasive or more isolated procedure will do almost as well as a more involved surgery. And in some cases, your doctor may recommend one of a number of skin care products or non-surgical cosmetic medicine procedures to treat your problem. Below is a summary of some of the newer options available.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer-Vanilla

Ideal for all skin types, a hydrating multi-action formula that blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles.  It layers lightly for buildable medium to full coverage and has a natural luminous finish.  The multi-active botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the skin by helping its barrier retain moisture.  Also protects the skin against damaging free radicals. Goes on smoothly and blends easily. 

As seen in Oprah Magazine March 2015 by Meredith Bryan.  We just LOVE this!!

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