Just like fashion, our fragrance wardrobe has been updated and re-arranged with some of our favorite scents for Spring.  From sophisticated and confident to sexy and glamorous, each subtle scent will leave a lasting impression.  I think we’ve hit just about every note in this feminine collection, along with something to reflect our every mood!

Perfume Collection With A Touch Of Spring/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

Euphoria Calvin Klein
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia
Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay
Coach Poppy
Gucci Guilty
Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom
Lavanila Labratories Pure Vanilla
Michael Kors Sporty Citrus
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess
Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles
Miss Dior Eau De Parfum
Shiseido Zen
Fendi L’acquarossa
Jimmy Choo illicit

Miss Dior, Hermes, Michael Kors, Estee Lauder, Jimmy Choo Fragrances

Spring Fragrance Collection

Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Coach, Euphora fragrances

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Carrie Underwood Ulta haul unboxing karens vlog

Welcome to my weekend vlog! My vlog starts off with going to the Carrie Underwood Concert! It was fabulous! I picked up a few goodies from Ulta and I unboxed some goodies that I received during the weekend and of course no vlog is complete without a few recipes! Be sure to check out my 1st Weekend Vlog..I share our Fortunato Family Recipe for Easter!
Karen’s 1st Weekend Vlog (uploaded March 19th, 2015) http://bit.ly/1RhuUhC

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We were tagged by Kristin Gehm & Jackie St. Germain to do the Spring Time TAG! Here are the 9 questions we were asked!

1- Spring means glowing skin. What do you do for healthy glowing skin?
2-What is the first beauty thing you think of when the weather warms up?
3-What is your favorite part of spring?
4-Do you do your hair differently in the spring?
5-What clothing item are you most excited about wearing?
6-What is your favorite springtime smell or fragrance?
7-Favorite springtime lipstick color?
8-Favorite springtime nail color?
9-What is spring like where you live?

Watch our video to find out our answers!

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Karen has recently started the Weight Watchers program.  Like any weight loss program, the key is to find delicious tasting recipes that are simple to make, which also help us forget that we are actually watching calories.  These three recipes do just that and Lauren loves them all too!

Cooking up 3 Delicious & Healthy Recipes/ The 2 Orchids

Pasta with Spring Vegetables with Feta

The perfect dish for lunch or dinner! Recipe courtesy of weightwatchers.

Pasta and Spring Vegetables with Feta (serves 6)

1/2 pound whole wheat penne or fusilli
1 1/2 cups shelled peeled fresh fava beans, thawed frozen peeled fava beans, or baby lima beans
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding fava beans and asparagus during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain again.

Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, parsley, mint, oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add pasta mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Ingredients for Pasta and Spring Vegetables with Feta

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Dessert is served

Weight Watchers Lemon Cake Recipe with Strawberries and Whip Cream

Three ingredient lemon cake topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Ingredients for WW Lemon Cake

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Snack Time

Weight Watchers Yogurt Snack

Low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with fresh fruit and a spoonful of chopped peanuts.

Planters Coctail Peanuts, Dannon Light & Fit Greek Vanilla Yogurt and Blackberries

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There’s no better way to kick off the Spring season than with ULTA’S 21 days of beauty bargains.  We can’t wait to grab those new products we most adore from some of our favorite brands. Now, that’s enough to excite any beauty guru!  Happy Shopping!

(daily steals end April 2nd)

ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Wishlist/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Karen’s Wish List:

Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Lip Gloss
Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick
NYX Ombre Blush in Sweet Spring & Soft Flush
Tarte Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss in Voltage
Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection
Matrix Biolage Sugar Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

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Lauren’s Wish List:

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Eye Shadow Collection
Tony Moly Peach Foam Cleanser, Pocket Bunny Mist, & Kiss Kiss Lip Essence
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
IT Brushes, Airbrush Blurring Foundation #101

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