perfume

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume Here

perfume

One thing House of Herrera is known for is effortless elegance. The Good Girl Perfume is a masterclass in that art. Both freshly light and moodily dark, this fragrance captures feminine complexity with astounding ingredients.

Karen received this perfume for her birthday. Her first reaction? Something in the line of: Oh, the shoe! A quick glance at the shoe-shaped bottle and she was sold. But is not just about the looks, this fragrance from the floral family smells just as good.

Made with keynotes of tuberose, jasmine, and Tonka beans, Good Girls sits in the category of warm florals. Think masculine meets feminine: a sweet, sensual, and sexy scent. Karen loves that it lasts long and draws lots of compliments. This fragrance screams: Hello sexy!

She also loves to keep this bottle out on display, as any shoe lover would. In fact, if you are looking for a gift to a fellow shoe lover look no further. This perfume won’t let you or your friend down. The ground-breaking bottle speaks as eloquently of the power and dualism of modern femininity as the fragrance itself.

Interesting enough, this has become Karen’s new signature scent. The wise Carolina Herrera stated that, if you give a girl the right shoe, she can conquer the world. The Good Girl fragrance leaves us thinking that quote also works for perfume.

 

Mascara

MAC Cosmetics Bold & Bad Lash Mascara HERE

mascara

Mascara

Calling all multitaskers! MAC Cosmetics Bold & Bad Lash Mascara is a dual-chamber mascara that has a brush for upper lashes, and a brush for lower lashes. The best part? There is a different formula for each brush. 

The keywords may be basic – brazen, bold, bad – but the attention our lashes get with this product is far from basic. Described as the ultimate product to create a 360-degree lash look from top to bottom, this mascara has a great color and it comes in a super cute packaging.

Lauren purchased this mascara because she’s a huge fan of thick, voluminous lashes. However, she felt it gave more of a natural look with more length than volume. No biggie: she did add a few coats to build up her lashes for more volume. Each coat went on evenly with no clumping or fall out, which is always good.

Time to break down the product: the larger brush delivers volume to the top, while the smaller brush creates smudge-proof definition to the bottom. Obviously, this means she uses the larger brush for upper lashes and the smaller brush for lower lashes.

In fact, the tiny brush included for the bottom lashes is Lauren’s favorite thing about this mascara because it enables her to master the lower lashes with ultimate precision, by getting into the inner and outer corners of the eye. You know that hard to reach lashes that are almost impossible to stroke? The brush separates the lashes well and gives a beautiful look to the lower lashes.  This is definitely not your average mascara! 

The Sephora VIB Sale is one we look forward to every fall season! It’s the perfect time to stock up on Holiday gift sets, new beauty, skincare and everything in-between!

Karen’s Sephora Haul:  Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick HERE,  three Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Shades HERE, Sephora Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick HERE and Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Bouche HERE.  Rihanna’s new line Fenty HERE packs a Killawatt Highlighter, literally!

Glowy skin seems to be the theme of Karen’s finds! Stila Highlighter HERE and Cover FX Enhancer Drops HERE to give her paler fall-ish skin tone the perfect glow!

Huda Beauty Eye Shadow Palettes HERE and HERE are a must have this fall/winter season.  These stunning hues have been the focus of Karen & Lauren’s makeup looks lately!

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder has been a 2 Orchids favorite, but thanks to our Houston Trip Friends, Karen has fallen in love with her newest Laura Mercier find HERE.

Who doesn’t like adding a little hint of sparkle to your eyes?! Urban Decay’s Glitter Eyeliners HERE made it into our shopping bags just in time for the holiday’s! If perfume is your guilty indulgence, then this Elizabeth and James collection HERE is for you! Bobbie Brown sure knows how to pack a punch into her long wear eyeshadows HERE.  This has become Karen’s go-to out-the-door favorite eyeshadow!

Wrinkle Warrior HERE and 24k Gold Eye Patches HERE are skincare must-haves for us more mature women, and to protect our aging skin the Shiseido Cotton Pads HERE are the softest cotton pads you will ever use!

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Sephora

Lauren’s Sephora Haul:  Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette HERE, Huda Beauty Lip Strobe HERE, Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette HERE.  It’s all about Huda everything these days! The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and of great quality.  The Huda Beauty Lip Strobe HERE is available is a variety of colors, simply gorgeous!

Let your eyes do the talking with extra sparkle by using Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner HERE.  This Smashbox Be Legendary Lip HERE is the perfect shade for the holiday season.  If you can’t get your hands on the Marc Jacobs limited edition lipstick, try one of the other colors in the Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick Collection HERE.

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Lauren uses Cover FX Custom Enhancer drops HERE to highlight and give her skin a beautiful glow! Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup HERE gives a full coverage matte look without looking heavy or unnatural.

The Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask HERE will help to diminish those fine lines, wrinkles and reduce puffiness.  To cover and conceal blemishes or dark circles, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer HERE does a fantastic job.  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion HERE keeps Lauren’s eyeshadow from creasing all day.  

Sephora

You know we love a good fragrance!  Karen & Lauren both picked up the Elizabeth & James Collection HERE, we couldn’t resist!  A new season means it’s time to change up the skincare routine. The  Ole Henriksen Skincare Collection HERE is a perfect choice to try something new.  Calling all mask-0-holics out there, the Peter Thomas Roth Mask Collection HERE is a must-have! The Shiseido Cotton Rounds HERE are luxurious and soft as a baby’s bum. You won’t take off your makeup with anything else after one use! 

What would a girls trip be without a little shopping?  Our recent trip to Houston, Texas was spent with six other amazing and talented women.  We shared lots of laughs and had a ton of fun shopping at some pretty amazing places, all with unique items! Here are a few things that we brought back…

OOTD

ShannieGirl Signature Line- Women’s Shawl Wrap

This stylish wrap is soft, comfortable, and easy to wear!   It’s such a great accent piece to Karen’s everyday wardrobe.  The coziness of the wrap will have you wanting more than one.  Lucky for us it’s available in numerous colors!  Thank you, ShannieGirl! ♥

fragrance

Hermés Ambre Narguile Eau de toilette!

A recommendation from Kristin Gehm, Karen is loving her new fragrance! Ambre Narguile (link for toilette spray) is a blend of honey and amber with a swirl of the Orient. 

makeup

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Taupe & Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector No. 6

LisaSz09 shared a few of her must-have beauty products! An easy application eye makeup and a highly addictive lip product. A win, win!

Jewelry

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We were fortunate enough to receive a pair of these beautiful handmade earrings designed and created in San Miguel de Allende! Check their Instagram for new designs posted frequently.  Our new love!

shoes

Sam Edelman Lior Loafer in Virtual Pink Velvet

Cello Jeans- 850 Blues Women’s Boutique

Velvet crush! This purchase for Lauren was inspired by Totally Tikaa’s Gucci flats.  Although they are not exactly the same, Lauren found something similar at Nordstrom.  The pop of color is gorgeous.  These shoes will definitely be the statement to any outfit!  

Necklace

EXSTASIA NECKLACE

A stunning piece of chunky jewelry gets Lauren every time!  This beauty caught her eye as soon as she walked into the boutique.  À bientôt is a chic Houston boutique that carries exquisite jewelry, apparel, and much, much more! Exstasia can be worn two different lengths, short or long.  If you’re in the Houston, TX area pay them a visit, you will not leave empty-handed!

Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

Peter Thomas Roth

There is an anti-aging facial cleansing gel out there that provides a peachy clean freshness for beautiful skin: Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel. It claims to produce an ultraclean, refined, and revitalized complexion and it delivers.

No wonder Lauren was so excited to get this little wonder at Ulta’s 21 days of beauty event. After all, we are known for going on about how great other products from the PTR line are. For instance: Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer and The Firmx Peeling Gel, which are both a must-try!

You know how much we like it when a little bit of product goes a long way; this time, it’s safe to say that a drop smaller than a dime is enough to cleanse your entire face and neck. The gel itself works into a nice lather and foams up nicely, with a clean, fresh peach scent.

No traces of makeup residue left to see, just a beautiful glow. Lines and wrinkles look minimized. Skin texture is improved since the foam gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that sometimes make the complexion look dull.

Please keep in mind that it contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and consequently lead to sunburn. No need to worry, if you use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

This cleansing gel is suitable for all skin types except sensitive skin, including dry, sun damaged, normal, combination, oily, and acne prone skin – you name it. Safe to say it is worth the splurge. What more can we add? Just another great product from the PTR line. Watch out, our standards keep on rising!