Karen and I change our wardrobes with every season, so why not have a “Fragrance Palette” for every season too?!  Now we can with our new perfume from Love, Sylvie!  Each season, a palette of three perfect scents is hand-crafted, inspired by the warmth and memories that each season brings. For fragrance enthusiants like us, we just put this palette at the top of our holiday gift giving list! Each scent is beautiful and unique! 

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Here are more reasons why we love our perfume wardrobe…

Each Love, Sylvie bottle contains:

A high concentration of perfume
Free of toxic chemicals
Made with organic sugar cane alcohol
High Amount of Natural Ingredients
Manufactured in the US/ Women-owned production
Vegan & Cruely-free

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Subscription Details:

3 Luxury scents per seasonal collection
Ships 4 times per year (total of 12 new scents/year)
$50 for a one-time collection, OR, $40 for collection with subscription
Each collection lasts 3-4 months of heavy use (3-4 sprays/day)

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To start your perfume wardrobe click HERE for more details! 

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 Are you hosting a holiday get-together or dinner this year? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got a few simple, yet festive, embellishments to make your dining table merry and bright!  Find great ideas for holiday entertaining and hostess gifts right here. 

Christmas place setting

Tablecloths and runners come in all shapes and sizes.  They can add texture, color, and even a little sparkle to your dining table. Place a wine glass filled with seasonal decor, turn it upside down to create a centerpiece, then add a pillar or decorative candle on top.  We used miniature Christmas ornaments in shades of gold, silver, and red to fill our glass.   Votive candle holders work as holders for those extra salt and pepper shakers needed on the table.   Create your own wine glass charms by using any extra miniature Christmas ornaments.  Thread a ribbon through the ornament/bulb, then tie around stem of the wine glass and place the glass on a fancy coaster.  This will allow your guests to keep track of their glass throughout the evening.  You can also personalize by writing their name on the ornament. 

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Holiday Entertaining Links We Love:

Collier Flatware (Gold)
Christmas Icons Boxed Appetizer Plate Set
Glad Tidings Porcelain Salad Plate Set
Certified International Retro Christmas 4 piece dessert set
Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Dinner Plate Set
Season’s Greetings Plates Set of four
Holiday Wine Glasses
Pfaltzgraff Set of 4 Winterberry Wine Glasses
Mikes Cheers Party Wine Glasses

Kurt Adler 8 Piece Santa Hat Place Card Holder Set
Christmas Place Card Holder Set Ball Ornament
Christmas Floral (Hobby Lobby)
Pier1 Holiday Pillar Candle

Bath and Body Works Mini Christmas Tree Mini Candle Holder

Christmas place settingChristmas greenery, twigs, and berries create a warm ambience to the dining table.  The options are endless of what you can do when it comes to centerpieces.  Add holiday flare to the center of your dining table with festive flowers, wreaths, or pinecones.  Our DIY candy cane place card holders will only take you minutes to make.  Use three regular, or mini, candy canes and secure with double-sided tape or glue to make easels for your place cards.  Add the finishing touches by placing a ribbon around the candy canes.  Our mini santa hats serve as the adorable holders for our gold silverware.  Christmas dinnerware with holiday scenes, patterns, words, and phrases are a jolly way to jazz up any place setting and represent the season!

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Don’t forgot to show thanks and gratitude to your host and/or hostess with a special little something.  Wine, chocolate, and candles are well-liked by most and will be sure to get you the invite back!

Hostess Gift Ideas:

Luxe Faux Fur Wine Bag
Brix Chocolate 4 Flavor Gift Set
Apothic Red Wine
Nest Scented Holiday Ornament Candle
Nest Scented Birchwood Pine Ornament Candle

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  Holiday Entertaining & Hostess Gift Ideas- The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Christmas Gift Ideas-The 2 Orchids YouTube

(Collab video with Blonde Tea Party)

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Corkcicle Tumbler
Mr. & Mrs. & More Mrs. Luggage Tags
Jack Black Men’s Body Care

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Blanket Scarf

Faux Fur Throw 

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Philosophy The Ginger Bread House Set

Bath and Body Works Body Cream

Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette

Jewelry Box

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Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle
Gold Blogging Day Coffee Mug
Trinket Tray

Tis the Season to wrap up something meaningful for that special person on your gift list. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite items that are guaranteed to put a smile on his or her face.  These unique gift ideas are useful, and most are budget friendly.  Whether your shopping for stocking stuffers, gag gifts, or one and done type gifts, these foolproof ideas will lend a helping hand in spreading that holiday cheer.  Our YouTube video (linked in blog post) will provide you with an in-depth look at our picks for this season, plus much more.  Happy Shopping!

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Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe

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Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe Palette

  Too Faced Peppermint Mocha

Colors from top left: Peppermint Cream, Christmas Blend, Peppermint Mocha, Candy Cane, Sprinkles & Coffee Chip

Blush: Santa Baby

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Too Faced Gingerbread Cookie

Colors from top left:  Ginger Cream, Maple Syrup, Gingersnap, Winter Dream, Cup of Joe & Black Coffee

Bronzer: Gingerbread

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Too Faced Eggnog Latte

Colors from top left: Frosty Nog, Eggnog Latte, Iced Coffee, Skinny Latte, Cold Brew & Central Perk

Blush: Peach Cobbler

Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe PalettesIf you missed our blog post back on August 8th, Too Faced Christmas in New York: Sneak Peak, we gave you a look ahead at the Christmas in New York Collection from Too Faced Cosmetics shown by Jerrod Blandino (Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Too faced Cosmetics) on Instagram. Well folks, it’s available online and your 2 Orchids were lucky to get our hands on The Grande Hotel Café.  This set includes 18 matte and shimmer eye shadows, two blushes, a bronzer, and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.  Did we mention that three holiday palettes are coffee scented and smell like peppermint mocha, gingerbread coffee, and eggnog latte? Although after doing some sniffing, it’s really just a subtle hint of sweetness that you will smell.   The packaging is adorable, and the colors are perfectly combinable so creating a multitude of festive looks is simple.  We noticed that some of the shadows are more pigmented than others.  In this case, we would recommend using an eye shadow primer such as the Too Faced Shadow Insurance and a glitter glue for the glitter shades to prevent fallout.  This holiday must-have is perfect for the girly girl!

Too Faced Grande Hotel Café Review/ Holiday 2016-The 2 Orchids YouTube

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