Who doesn’t love a girls shopping day especially when it comes to makeup, right?  And when the makeup is on sale we have to jump on a great opportunity. We decided to stock up on some of our everyday favorites from Ulta & Sephora and of course, we couldn’t leave without a few new things to try.   Karen & I can’t think of a better way to show off our Stars & Stripes this holiday weekend than with new beauty!  The details of all the items are listed below!

ulta

1. Eyeshadow Palette HERE
2. Metallic Liquid Lipcolor in Lacquer Love HERE
3. Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black HERE
4. Voluptuous Mascara in Black HERE
5. Blush in the color Deep Throat HERE
6. Eyebrow Pomade in Ebony HERE
7. Eyebrow Boost & Set Mascara in Dark Brunette HERE
8. Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black HERE
9. Luminous Blush in Snapdragon HERE
10. Cleansing Towelettes HERE
11. Foundation Primer HERE
12. Tatto Waterproof Eyebrow Gel in Deep Brown HERE
13. Eyebrow Micro Pencil in Deep Brown HERE
14. Summer Fragrance: Eau de Parfum HERE
15. Setting Powder HERE
16. Skincare: Total Transformation Kit HERE
17. Makeup Setting Spray HERE

Karen is enjoying this beautiful day at the pool with friends and most adorable Swan float!  Everyone needs a float like this in their pool!

Swan Pool Float HERE

Float

OTHER CUTE FLOATS WE LOVE:

Unicorn Party Tube Float HERE

Float

Patriotic Pool Float HERE

Float

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Coofit

Coofit Reversible Tote Bag HERE

Dimensions :L*W*H:12.59*4.92*12.79

COOFIT

COOFIT Reversible Tote Bag is stylish, classy, and versatile!  The 2 Orchids love a functional handbag that offers multiple uses.  It’s big enough to fit everything from our makeup bags to our laptops.  The bag features a soft and classic black durable material on one side and a beautiful, fun, and floral pattern on the other side.  It has a small attached zipper pouch that can also serve as a wallet/coin purse which is great for those little things that can get lost at the bottom of your bag.  The tote also has a top strap closure with gold hardware.  We are impressed with the quality of this tote bag and love using it for the farmer’s market, business meetings, and days out running errands.  It’s also perfect for traveling and for the pool or beach!  Thank you COOFIT for a chic and practical tote bag!  

Coofit

 

*The COOFIT Reversible Tote bags were gifted to us by COOFIT!
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MAC

MAC Shadescents, Velvet Teddy Perfume

MAC

MAC

Our impression of Velvet Teddy is that of a sophisticated, addictive,  and an extremely enjoyable fragrance!  Having worn Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille, we do see some similarities and why this may be deemed a close dupe.  It has longevity and versatility while being a unisex fragrance. Velvet Teddy is one of six fragrances in the Shadescents collection, inspired by, and named after, the legendary shades of MAC Lipsticks.  This oriental fragrance is inspired by the sensuality of the Velvet Teddy Lipstick shade.  It opens with bright bergamot and spicy ginger zest that is tempered with a rich and sensual tobacco flower. The heart of the fragrance is soft golden mimosa, vanilla orchid,  and wild honey accord.  The final notes are liquid musk, smoky papyrus root with an infusion of exotic tonka bean.  Ultimately, it is a very wearable fragrance for everyday use.  Spicey & Divine!

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Brazilian

Brazilian

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Brazilian

Brazilian

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (pronounced boom-boom) has easily become our new Summer Fave! The beachy scent of caramel and pistachio is simply AMAZING! It absorbs quickly and leaves our skin very soft and smooth.  After one application, we noticed a slight shimmer effect for that beautiful Brazilian Summer glow!  Now for the best part. It FIRMS and TIGHTENS skin due to its secret ingredient, Guaraná extract. Hello, Brazilian Beauty! Guaraná is a native Amazonian fruit that has five times the caffeine than coffee.  Not to mention, this cream has a few other key ingredients such as Cupuacu Butter,  Acaí, and Coconut oil.  These nutrient-rich ingredients of the Amazon help to moisturize and restore the elasticity of our skin making it look and feel younger too!  We massage it in a circular motion on our bums, thighs, arms, and our tummies.  Heck, apply it everywhere! We dare you to play up your best assets and indulge yourself in this luxurious cream. Getting beach ready has never been so easy!

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Peach

Peach

Peach Caprese Salad

Recipe obtained from:
(Magnolia Table, a collection of recipes for gathering by Joanna Gaines)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 white peaches, chilled
2 yellow peaches, chilled
Two 4-ounce fresh mozzarella balls, preferably water-packed
10 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 teaspoon flaky salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

In an 8-ounce screw-top jar, combine the vinegar and oil. Screw on the lid and shake well. Refrigerate until well chilled. The dressing can be made ahead and stored in the jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Remove the pits from the peaches and cut them into 1/2-inch-thick slices or wedges. Drain the mozzarella if necessary and pat it dry. Use a sharp knife to cut it into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

On a serving platter, decoratively arrange slices of the white peaches, yellow peaches, and mozzarella. Scatter the basil leaves on top, drizzle over the dressing, and sprinkle the flaky salt and pepper on top. Serve at once.

Makes 4 servings

Peach

Peach

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The ripe and sweet peaches from our local farmers market make Peach Caprese Salad perfect to enjoy all Summer long! These peaches are fragrant, juicy, and full of color.  The fresh mozzarella cheese has a soft, moist texture with a milky flavor.  To add seasoning, we sprinkle fresh basil leaves, EVOO, balsamic vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper.  You’ll definitely want to try this simple and delicious salad for your next Summer party!

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