It’s that time of year that we start thinking about getting our bodies beach/pool ready! We’re sharing our favorites in sunless tanners! These will make self tanning at home easy breezy. The application is simple and most importantly they won’t turn you orange! Get Glowing!

Our Favorite Sunless/Self Tanners! Get Glowing!- 2 Orchids YouTube HERE

self tanners

Karen’s faves:

*Famous Dave’s HERE 
*Use Code Orchids at checkout for a 20% off discount
Argan Oil HERE  
Argan Oil Body Butter Tan Extender HERE
Quick Tan HERE 
Tea To Tan HERE
Sunshine In A Bottle HERE 

self tanners

Lauren’s faves:

*Famous Dave’s HERE 
*Use Code Orchids at checkout for a 20% off discount
Brazilliance Plus+ HERE 
Tantalizer HERE 
Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer HERE 
Natural Glow Revitalizing Lotion HERE 
Natural Glow Firming Lotion HERE 
Better Bod Bronze & Contour HERE 
Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse HERE 
*Other St.Tropez Self Tanning Products HERE 


Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Better Bod Bronze & Contour

Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Cosmetics
No vacation this year? No problem! Tarte’s Better Bod Bronze & Contour + Mitt allows you to fake that just-got-back-from-vacation tan in an instant. It’s waterproof, vegan and packed with skin-loving ingredients.

This Tarte Bronzer does not disappoint, it leaves a beautiful natural glowing matte finish and makes our skin look smooth and perfected. Got some skin hick-ups? It covers blemishes and imperfections so well that it almost feels like body makeup.

Enriched with an exclusive blurring technology, the formula fades across our skin, smoothing and contouring as it goes. It barely leaves any trace of annoying imperfections like cellulite, varicose veins, and other marks.

You may be familiar with some self-tanner bad karma: that streaky finish that some products have. There’s no reason to worry about that with this bronzer. You can even use it to blend out any boo boos you’ve made from other self-tanners.

The application is easy using the mitt, and the product goes on evenly. The color is a nice brown with no signs of orange. Extra points for the pleasant fragrance! With a creamy full coverage, it keeps lightweight and doesn’t wear off throughout the day. For a change, dare to mix it with your makeup for contouring.

Just shake it well before applying it to your body, then squeeze it onto the mitt. Apply in long strokes, adding more when needed. Blend until your delivered color is achieved and wait at least 30 seconds before dressing. To take it off, simply wash with soap and water.

For the bronzer fanatics among our readers, this is a must-have, as we know it will be your Holy Grail item too. If you just can’t get enough bronzers, try Tarte Brazillance Plus Self Tanner as well.

Summertime screams for tanned skin but there no shame in rocking the sun kissed glow all year. Fill your stock now, after all a little bronzer will be very helpful to fight the winter blues!


The Neo Bronzer in Siena-Kevyn Aucoin


The Neo Bronzer in Capri-Kevyn Aucoin

Today we bring you a product signed for by of one of the most influential makeup artists of our time: Kevyn Aucoin, pioneer of the “art of contouring”. The Neo Bronzer is an innovative, three-in-one face palette that covers most of your needs, enhancing our skin’s glow with vibrant, luminous color.

The first aspect to point is that you can get your bronzer, blush, and highlight all in one compact case with this travel-friendly product. The packaging is just gorgeous with the colors arranged in a beautiful gradient. A single glance was enough to catch our attention.

Karen has it in shade Siena, which is a warm coral, while Lauren has shade Capri, which is a cool pink. We loved the luminous glow the product gives our skin and were glad to find shades that complement each of our skin tones.

Since this product is very pigmented, we used a light hand when applying. When using all three shades, our technique was to drag our soft tapered powder brush across the product and apply. To use the pressed powders separately, just tap each panel.

Thanks to its three-in-one color we get the illusion of naturally tanned skin in one swipe. The formula features light-diffusing pigments which enhance and perfect the skin for fresh, natural looking complexion.

Overall this is a great product for summer to give us that all over glow, sun-kissed look that screams walks on the beach, sunset parties, and warm nights. We can thank Kevyn Aucoin for a picture-perfect skin in this Summer’s photo albums.



Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo



By Terry Tea To Tan Face & Body Bronzer 


Sunny days are coming; we better be ready! Time to look at a high-end bronzer that creates, builds, and enhances a natural-looking tan. Tea To Tan Face & Body Hydra-Bronze By Terry is a self-tanning free bronzing water with a universal shade that suits any skin tone.

This bronzer delivers a sun-kissed natural look making our skin look healthy without a self-tanning agent. We are impressed with the mistake-proof composition that prevents transfers but washes off in the shower.

We simply spray it on a large makeup brush and then apply to our face, neck, shoulders, and décolletage. You can customize the application as you please thanks to the bi-phased formula. Despite being waterproof and quick-drying, you may want to give it a few minutes to set before getting dressed.

Enriched with black and red tea extracts that provide antioxidant protection, this product is so versatile that you can get dual results, depending on how to use the water: calm or shaken.

With the calm water method, you obtain a subtle matte color effect that you can wear under or over makeup. Use after you shake the bottle and get a shimmer effect that gives a beautiful bronze glow that will set and last.

We approve the powdery floral scent that reminds us of roses and has some fruit active essence tones. With the help of this revolutionary bronzing water product, it’s easy to be a bronze goddess year-round. Get your skin ready to shine like a watercolor masterpiece.



Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

If you’re a beauty enthusiast like us, then you’ve stopped at the right place!  We are constantly giving our beauty products an overhaul.  Our makeup bags consist of fresh new items that we’ve tested and we are tickled pink about each and every one.  You might want to snag a few of these for Spring and Summer!

New Beauty Finds/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

MAC Club Eyeshadow

MAC Eye Shadow in Club

MAC Prolong wear Colour Sticks

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Sweet Viola & Frisky Blue

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Tea Leaves & Copperpot 

MAC Liquid Matte Lipstick & Buxom Full On Lip Cream

Buxom Full On Lip Cream in Berry Blast

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour To Matte With Love 

Becca Shimmering Skin

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Rose Gold

MAC Lipstick

MAC DDDevilish Matte Lipstick 

IT Cosmetics CC +Bronzer & Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Bronzer 

Maracuja Rainforest Glow Instant Matte Waterproof Body Perfector

Ben Nye Luxury Powder, Marc Jacobs Mascara, Wunderbrow, It Superhero Mascara, RCMA

Ben Nye Luxury Powder (Banana)

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Jet Black

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara 
Wunderbrow 2 

RCMA No-Color Powder 

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