Here are a few faves that the 2 Orchids have picked up from the Sephora sale!  What are your Sephora beauty favorites?  XO 


Blush Trio in Pink Passion HERE 
Creaseless Under Eye Concealer HERE 
Kush High Volume Mascara HERE 
Demi Matte Lipstick in Sheikha HERE 
Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer HERE  
Translucent Loose Setting Powder HERE
Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Sugar Sugar HERE

The sale ends on 9/3/18!

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We don’t know about you but we always find it interesting to see what people carry in their makeup bags.  With that said, we were inspired to share what’s in our own makeup bags this week.  Be sure to check out Karen’s blog post as well.  Below are all the cosmetics in Lauren’s bag that she uses on a day to day basis to keep her makeup looking fresh!


Black Makeup Bag
Hair Pick Combs
Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Pocket Professionals Mini Airbrush Set (similar)
Metallic Lip Paint in Moon Lust
Lipstick in Amorous (satin/plum)
Lipstick in Twig (satin/neutral-pink)
Lip Polish in Jill (Magenta)
Lip Polish in Clair, Starry Plum Haze
Nirvana Rose, Nirvana White Perfume Sampler
Pro Longwear Pressed Powder in Medium-Deep
Oil Absorbing Sheets
Lip Cream in White Russian, Nude Pink 
Lip Strobe in Ritzy, semi-sheer champagne w/gold & pink shimmers
Scrub Betweens Dental Picks
Lip Pencil in Whirl

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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!


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



Unicorn Party Tube Float HERE


Patriotic Pool Float HERE


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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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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.


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.  


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! 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit-Surreal Light

The Universal Limited-Edition Palette Includes:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Surreal Light/Sheer Nude
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Surreal Bronze Light/Neutral Tan with Surreal Light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Surreal Glow/Pale Peony Pink with Surreal Light, Surreal Effect/Cool, Pink Rose with Soft, Warm Peach
Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Surreal Strobe Light/Glimmering Peach

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal

Our skin might be fighting the winter blues, but one quick sweep of any of these gorgeous powders by The Hourglass Ambient Lighting on our face, and we instantly do a happy dance! We are no strangers when it comes to ambient powders by Hourglass and we’ve always admired the high quality and performance of their products.  This limited edition palette which made it’s debut this past holiday season gives us everything we need to finish, contour, brighten, and highlight our skin.  The blush naturally blends onto the skin giving a subtle, but lovely flush of color.  The bronzer is a well pigmented shade that doesn’t appear muddy and the highlight gives a natural, buildable glow.  We love the beautiful, luminous pop of light it gives our skin without looking too overdone or shiny.  That is a big concern, especially for Lauren with combination skin.  At our age, we try to avoid anything with too much glitter. The powders feel and look luxurious on our skin.  It’s a little bit of a splurge for us, but like other Hourglass products, it’s well worth it and simply gorgeous. The exterior of the palette is made of a sturdy plastic case with faux marble accent and gold lettering.  It’s also the perfect size to throw into your makeup bag for that upcoming vacation. The compliments keep come rolling in with this one!

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