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

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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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Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Five-Piece Petities Le Marc Lip Crème Collection-$49

Enjoy 5 (0.05 oz) Le Marc Lip Creme 10-hour wear lipsticks.  Colors are No Angel (apricot nude), Slow Burn (creamy nude rose), OH Miley! (strawberry spice), Miss Scarlet (deep ruby), and Scandal (intense plum). Included is an elegant Marc Jacobs hot pink, metallic patent leather pouch with silky black tassel.


Perfume Sampler-Sephora Favorites- $65

Fragrance lovers, you’re going to want this one! 13 sample size (0.04-0.06 oz) perfumes from Atelier, Burberry, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Stella, Tocca, Tom Ford and Tory Burch.  After you have chosen your favorite signature scent bring the enclosed Scent Certificate into your Sephora store (US only, or JCPenney stores not included) and redeem for a full-size bottle of your signature scent (sizes ranges from 0.8-1.7).


Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case-$59

A makeup lovers dream! This case includes 24 (0.031 oz) Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows, Tartiest lash paint mascara in black (0.10oz), Amazonian Clay Blush in Moment (Coral, 0.158), Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Authentic (champagne 0.158), Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Unique (shimmer, 0.158), Provacative (matte contour, 0.158), Rainforest of the Sea So Fine Micro Liner in Black (0.10 oz), and Tarteist glossy lip paint in Ovbi (warm nude, 0.01 oz). 



Fresh Black Tea Skincare: Age-Delay Essentials-$94

Good for all skin types with antioxidants such as black tea, amino acid-rich soy, and moisture-preserving sugar.  Start your daily skincare regime with Soy Face Cleanser (1.6 oz), Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask (1 oz), Black Tea Age-Delay Cream (1 oz), Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion (1 oz), and Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (0.15 oz). 



Sephora Favorites

Soko to Toyko, Sephora Favorites-$40

Inspired by the biggest beauty trends in Asian skin care. A 10 piece set with a variety of products from South Korea and Japan.  Includes products such as AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel (0.2 oz), Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb (0.34oz), Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment (0.84 oz), Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack (0.49 oz), Dr. Jart+ BB Cream in Light to Medium (0.17oz), Erboran Yuza Double Lotion (1 oz), Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (0.33 oz), Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel (0.68 oz), Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (0.4oz), Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream (0.23 oz).



Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set-$28

Inspired by the Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 runway collection!  A full size (0.32 oz) Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara is included and a travel size (0.01 oz) Highliner Gel Eye Crayon eyeliner in Blacquer. 


Nothing excites us more than when we can snag a makeup set or kit from one of our favorite beauty brands. We’ve chosen six limited-edition sets, all available at Sephora, that we feel are worth the money. However, you better hurry because they won’t be around for long.  There are many perks to purchasing a makeup set or kit.  Most of the time they are a pretty good value. Plus, if you’re a beginner, it’s a great way to sample products from that particular brand, or from the brands, you know and love.  Usually the beauty brands will offer their best selling products, which makes it safe for you to try.  Not to mention, they make wonderful gifts!Our Signature

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Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Coverage Foundation

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full cover Foundation Concentrate in #33 Beige

Marc Jacobs Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Lush & Libido

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Gloss

 Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Pink Stream (Shimmer Finish)

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Rebel Rebel (High Shine Finish)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection has us doing cartwheels.  OMG! There are no words to describe this collection, okay maybe a few come to mind. Genius, flawless, perfection, impressive, and incredible to name a few!  Let’s start with The Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate. Lauren never believed she could achieve full coverage with just four small dots applied to her face.  The product offers twice the pigment and blends seamlessly across her complexion, covering any imperfections.  Honestly, the best foundation Lauren has tried thus far.  The new Air Blush consists of two customized, well pigmented shades that are weightless, blend easily, and are so incredibly smooth and airy that the application process is a breeze.  The color combinations available are simply stunning, plus the quality and formula of the blush is unlike no other. The packaging is beautiful and sleek, leaving it hard to stray to other brands.  The Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss received the Best of Beauty Award from Allure Magazine in 2015.  A luxurious, high shine gloss that is long lasting with a subtle minty flavor. Everyone needs one of these glosses in their makeup collection.  Wear alone, or on top of other lip colors, the choice is yours.  The gloss is not too sticky and has just the right amount of color.  If you’ve never cared for a gloss before, these might change your mind.  Lastly, the Highlander Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner gives you the luxury of a gel eyeliner with the ease of a pencil.  It glides on and stays put all day.  It’s the perfect eyeliner to use on your water line. Once it sets, it doesn’t smudge and it comes in a variety of vivid colors.  Can we just ask for more Marc?  PLEASE!

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