eyeshadow palette

eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow Shades:

3D Metal Eye Shadows:

Dubai (a smoky bronze)
Fling (a sparkly cranberry)
24K (a lavish gold)
Rose Gold (a lustworthy rose gold)
Trust Fund (a ritzy copper)
Amp (a vintage gold)

Chromatic Pressed Pearls Eye Shadows:

Angelic (a sweet pink with gold reflections)
Moon Dust (an astral gold illumination)

Saturated Matte Eye Shadows:

Bossy (a statement-making maroon clay)
Flamingo (a dashing notice-me pink)
Shy (a delicate dusty pink)
BAE (a cream-colored base shadow)
Black Truffle (a decadent black-wet your brush for the darkest liner)
Suede (a smooth transition gray)
Coco (a bark brown)
Maneater (a ruthless mulberry)
Henna (a warm reddish-brown)
Sandalwood (an earthy deep tan)

eyeshadow palette

Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette-Rose Gold Edition

Huda Kattan, beauty guru and entrepreneur, debuts her Rose Gold Edition eyeshadow palette and her makeup expertise definitely shines through.  We’ve read that this palette is the perfect accessory for your eyes, and we agree it is, once you’ve passed the beginner stages.  The unique shadows in this palette include highly saturated mattes, chrome pressed pearls, and 3D metal shadows.  If you gravitate to the bold metallic or smoky eye, then this palette is calling your name.  Don’t worry though, if you want to scale it back and rock a more natural look, you can do that too.  For a night out on the town, just add one of the 3D metal shadows on top for an instant pop of color.  Just remember when applying any of these creamy metals use your finger for maximum color payoff,  NOT your eyeshadow brush!  You can even pull out the glitter glue for a little help with the application if needed. The mattes in this palette blend easily with barely any kick up.  We can get past the fact that there is no mirror included in packaging because it’s all about the product performance for us.  The versatility of this highly pigmented palette, designing, and creating different makeup looks is like none other.  The colors can double as eyeliner, blush, lipstick, and much more!

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eyeshadow palettes

eyeshadow palettes

eyeshadow palettes

Achieve bold, rich color with this special edition Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. This lovely eyeshadow palette was created by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.   Mario is responsible for many of Kim Kardashian’s glamorous looks, which two of the shadows, the “Kim” and “Muse”, were named specifically for her.  At first glance, you will notice that this palette has a glam vibe due to the drop dead gorgeous colors, which we are completely drawn to.  The Master Palette offers twelve neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range from matte to metallic.  The colors of brown, bronze, green, and blue give a warm feeling to the palette. The black packaging with gold accents and mirror say, “Hello Hollywood!”  We find it great for that black tie affair or a simple everyday makeup look.  The double sided eyeshadow brush (flat shadow brush for placing and blending brush for blending) makes creating a subtle look or a smoky eye simple, plus it gives the ability to blend the shadows with ease.  The impressive texture of the shadows are soft and creamy like butter.  With other eyeshadow palettes, you many find yourself only using just a few of the colors.  We agree that every color in this palette is essential for everyday use and the color scheme of the palette works very well together.  Brown eyed girls, you’re going to love this palette!

Like other limited edition palettes, they tend to sell out very quickly, so it’s always best to get them close to their launch date. We knew this one wouldn’t last long at Sephora or Ulta, but our fingers are crossed that Anastasia Beverly Hills and Mario will bring it back soon for all of you beauty junkies.  Luckily, we found a few that are available on amazon.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

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essential oil diffuser blends

dōTERRA®, which means “Gifts of the Earth”, is a wellness advocate that offers Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils, which are 100% pure and natural. These oils are delicately extracted from plants grown in ideal environments, which contain no fillers or artificial ingredients and are chemical free. The uses of Essential Oils are an alternative way of natural healing. With too many oils to mention (over 50 single and blended oils), we have listed some information on a few oils that are top sellers and the common ailments they would be used for. dōTERRA® not only offers Essential Oils, but a wide variety of other wellness products. We spent an afternoon with Vicky McLellan, an Independent Wellness Advocate for the company, who let us sample many of the oils.  Vicky offers a weekly wellness class in the Pittsburgh area, where she shares the many benefits of using essential oils. For more information on all the products offered by dōTERRA® you may visit their website at www.mydoterra.com/Vicky McLellan or contact Vicky for a consultation via her Facebook page at liveloveessentialoils!

Essential Oil Singles:

LAVENDER:

-To Calm or Relax, Eases muscle tension in the head or neck

-Soothes Skin Irritation such as Eczema, Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Poison Ivy

LEMON:

– Internal Cleanser

– Cleaning dishes/Laundry, Disinfecting, Cough, Gallbladder & Kidney Stones, Gum Removal, Hangover, Sore Throat

PEPPERMINT:

-Promotes Oral and Respiratory Health

-Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Congestion, Diarrhea, Fever, Heartburn, Joint & Lower back pain, Poor Concentration, Tension Headache

Essesntial Oil Blends:

DIGESTZEN:

-Aids in digestion of foods

-Maintains healthy gastrointestinal tract

– Soothes upset stomach

PASTTENSE:

-Eases muscle tension in head and neck

-Helps reduce stress and anxiety

essential oils

Beauty Tips:

ON GUARD:

-1 drop in a bowl of water will clean your make-up brushes

FRANKINCENSE:

-Often called the “King of Oils”

-Helps with cellular repair, reduces acne, and protects skin cells

CINNAMON BARK:

-Place in lip gloss to plump lips

LAVENDER:

-A drop in mascara will strengthen, lengthen, and condition lashes

Essential Beauty From Head To Toe- The 2 Orchids YouTube

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dessert

dessert

INGREDIENTS:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
8 ounces chocolate toffee bits (set some aside for topping)
5-7 granny smith apple slices (any apples will do)

DIRECTIONS:

Soften cream cheese.  Mix the all ingredients together except chocolate toffee bits using an electric or stand mixer on medium to high speed until smooth.  Fold in candy bits.  Place mixture by spreading evenly in shallow dish.  Sprinkle remaining candy bits on top.  Serve with apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers.  Best at room temperature for dipping, but you can make ahead and store in refrigerator. dessert

dessert

dessert

Our peanut butter-toffee-cream cheese-apple dip is unbelievably addicting! Trust us, you will have a hard time walking away    from this heavenly snack, and it’s so delicious you will just want to grab a spoon and go to town.  The peanut butter and cream cheese will have you thinking this might be a caramel dip, but we’ve fooled you. It’s Heath toffee bits.  The crisp, tart flavor of our granny smith apples, with the slight sweetness of this dip, is a mouthwatering combination.  Slice up some apples for dipping (any apples will do), or serve with graham crackers.  Pretzels will work too, especially if you love the combination of sweet and salty!  If you’re looking for a fall-inspired dessert, or an alternative to pie on Thanksgiving, this one is for you!

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Obagi Skincare

Obagi Skincare

Obagi Skincare

Obagi is our new found love in skin care. Honestly, this has been a product line that we’ve both been very interested in trying for quite some time.  After a recent dermatologist visit, Lauren was introduced to the vast line up and given information from an Obagi specialist.  After listening to my concerns on what areas of my face I wanted to address, I settled on the Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Ultra-Rich Hydrating Eye Cream.  I always say that if I were going to splurge on one anti-aging skin care item, it would definitely be an eye cream.  This cream deeply hydrates without being too heavy and quickly helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Karen, on the other hand, went full force and is using The Obagi 5 step skin care system which has completely changed her skin.  The products include a gentle cleanser, toner, Nu-Derm Clear, Nu-Derm Exfoderm®, Nu-Derm Blender®, Tretinoin Cream 0.1%, and Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50. If you want medical-grade skin care that will transform your skin and is simple to use, then look no further.  So diminish and tackle those sun spots and wrinkles! Repair any areas of skin damage! It’s time to get back that youthful, softer and smoother skin you once had!  For a detailed step by step review of how each product works, please watch the YouTube review below.

Obagi Nu Derm Skin Care System Review/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

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