appetizer

Easy Party Appetizer-Greek Nachos

(Recipe by Siri Daly-Food Network)

Ingredients:

Nachos:

Six 5-inch pita rounds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
3/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
3 tablespoons thinly sliced chives

Dressing:

1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions: 

For the dressing: Whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder and cayenne until smooth.

For the nachos: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut each pita into 8 wedges. Arrange the pita wedges in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush the pita wedges with the oil and sprinkle with the paprika and salt. Bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove the pita wedges from the oven. Increase the heat to a high broil. Sprinkle the wedges with the feta, bell pepper, and red onion. Broil until the cheese starts to melt, about 3 minutes.

Sprinkle the wedges with the tomato, olives, and chives. Transfer the dressing to a squeeze bottle or spoon into a plastic ziptop bag and snip 1 corner to make a small hole. Drizzle the nachos with your desired amount of dressing. Reserve any remaining dressing for another use.

appettizer

cocktail

Cocktail-LVP Pink Sangria

(Lisa Vanderpump)

Enjoy this delicious wine straight from the bottle or over ice. Garnish with berries and basil for extra flavor and color!

Cocktail

Easy Party Appetizer & Cocktail

Start off your next party in style with a delicious, simple appetizer and cocktail combo that will surely impress your guests! Taking a healthier approach to typical nachos, we couldn’t resist this Greek Nacho recipe that has all the ingredients to please our palette, but with fewer calories. Keep in mind, there is absolutely no sacrifice of flavor.  Also, try adding grilled chicken or hummus for added protein.  The beauty of serving LVP Pink Sangria is that it not only is light and refreshing, but it pairs well with most appetizers.  This premium Spanish wine is all natural with no additives. We love that it’s Pink, which is Lisa’s signature color.  It’s luscious, easy to serve,  and perfect for any occasion!  

Anastasia

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeshadow Shades: 

1. Tempera (ultra-matte velvety beige)
2. Glistening (iridescent gold with a hint of pink reflect)
3. Orange Soda (ultra-matte pastel peach)
4. Rose Pink (rose gold with a soft pink iridescent hue)
5. Sultry (a hybrid satin metallic finish warm chocolate brown)
6. Bronze ( metallic gold bronze)
7. Mulberry (ultra-matte mulberry)
8. Dusty Rose (ultra-matte dusty lilac)
9. Fairy (multi-dimensional light gold)
10. Burnt Orange (ultra-matte deep orange)
11. Sienna (ultra-matte earthy brown)
12.. Rustic (ultra-matte deep cinnamon brown)
13. Cyprus Umber (ultra-matte dark coffee)
14. Noir (ultra-matte deep carbon black)

Anastasia

Anastasia

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette can easily transition our look from day to night with 14 luxurious shades. The finishes ( ultra-matte, duo-chrome, and metallic) all pack a lot of punch on our eyelids.  The shadows are highly pigmented, long-wearing, and blend effortlessly. The beautiful packaging includes a large mirror and dual-ended brush. 

The Soft Glam Palette is a little sister to The Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette.  Both are made with the classic formula, quality, and texture that we know and love from Anastasia.  It is a gorgeous neutral palette that’s wearable for all occasions.  We would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a good, everyday eyeshadow palette.  No doubt that this will quickly become a fan favorite!

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Ulta

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty 2018/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

Ulta

ulta

Hello, Beauties! Check out our top picks and recommendations for this years Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event! Take a look at steals and deals available each day with beauty, makeup, and skincare.  Happy Spring Shopping! Sale Dates: March 18-April 07 in store and online.  Enjoy! XO

♥ Karen’s Suggestions ♥

1.Buxom Full-On Lip Polish 
2.Buxom Fill-On Lip Cream 
3. Clarisonic Mia 
4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow 
5. Becca Firstlight Priming Filter 
6. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
7.Mario Badescu Facial Spray 
8. Laura Geller New York Blush 
9.Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint 
10. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Hydrating & Setting Spray 
11. BareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor 

 
 

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Benefit

Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder

Benefit

Benefit

Let’s face it, the shape of your eyebrows can make or break your appearance!  Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder allows us to achieve full brows with a natural look but also gives us a professional defined shaped brow we desire.  Beginners, don’t be afraid to give this a try!  

The product comes in a two-color, a lighter-to-darker shade duo in an eyebrow-shaped pan all in an adorable compact with a mirror.  Major bonus!!  Choose from Light (#1, platinum to light blonde/cool), Medium (#3, golden blonde to medium brown/warm), or Deep (#5, dark brown to black/cool). The shades are perfect for blending to create a softer, more natural brow.  The eye-brow shaped pan offers a quick and easy application without any harsh lines. The 12-hour velvety smooth texture adheres to the hair and skin.  

We found that using an angle brush worked best for us to fill in our sparse patches, then we used the spoolie included to gently comb when finished.  No worries, if you don’t have an angle brush, a sponge applicator is also included.  The best feature about this product, you don’t have to be a brow expert to get the brows you’ve always wanted!

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fragrance

fragrance

fragrance

Scentbird: A Fragrance Subscription Service HERE

A signature scent can say a lot about your personality and current mood.  It can make you feel beautiful, happy, and powerful! Inspired by Scentbird, a fragrance subscription service, we’ve pulled together fragrances from our current collection that will help us build our Ultimate Spring Wardrobe.  For a more in-depth look into each category:  Go Seasonal, Keep It Classic, One For All, Embrace Indie, and Day & Night, we’ve put together a “Building Your Fragrance Wardrobe” video to help you along.  We selected perfumes that we felt would compliment each category right from our own stash!   

2 Orchids Selections:

1.   Go Seasonal– Add a scent reminiscent of the current season.  Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall.  Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is a floral delight for Spring with notes of Red Berry Accord, Grasse Rose Absolute, Peony,  and White Musk Accord.  Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum is a daring floral scent with notes of Red Berries, Pear, Exotic White Datura Flower, Creamy White Musks, and Patchouli. 

2.  Keep It Classic– A timeless, and classic scent should always be a staple in your fragrance wardrobe.  Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum is a luxurious and sexy oriental fragrance. 

3. One For All- These are unisex scents that are unlike no other.  Discover something completely different with Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Eau de Parfum and Glossier You by Glossier.  Molecule 01 is an aroma chemical, not a perfume, that works with your own body chemistry to create your own personal scent.  Glossier You is the ultimate personal fragrance that smells like you!

4.  Embrace Indie– These are unique scents that offer quality ingredients and tons of creativity. They can often be carried into the home as well.  Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Parfum will wow sandalwood lovers with notes of Goa Sandalwood, Rosewood, Cypress, and Ambergris. 

5.  Day & Night- This is your lighter, everyday fragrance that you wear to work or running errands.  A stronger more prominent scent can be would worn for a night-out-on-the-town. Examples are Derek Lam 10 Crosby Drunk on Youth with notes of Honeysuckle and Crisp Apple. Ralph Lauren Woman is the perfect choice for date night with notes of Bold Tuberose Accord and Vibrant Woods. 

*Some of the above links are affiliate links.  If you’d like to help support our blog, please consider using these links.  We personally purchase most of the products we share unless noted. Your support means so much to us, even if you enjoy reading our blog posts or simply being a subscriber and watching our videos!