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Monday, February 24, 2014

Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year. It's time to update your makeup bag with the season's hottest color!
Stylists everywhere wait in anticipation for the annual announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year.  Last year, it was Emerald. 2014 is the year of Radiant Orchid, says Pantone. And I am thrilled.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®, describes this stunning hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones”  and says that the shade “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Good news for beauty enthusiasts: Radiant Orchid looks good on all complexions. There are plenty of makeup options to add 2014’s hottest color to your makeup collection.  Adding a pop of color to your eyes, cheeks, or lips is all you need to embrace spring’s hottest color trend without it looking overdone. Radiant Orchid will give your look a sense of modern meets feminine.

Shopping Companion
Zoya Nail Polish was the first to revolutionize the “5 free” concept of non-toxic nail colors. Reagan is the perfect shade to pay hommage to the Pantone Color of the Year.
Everyday Minerals Cheek Color in Girl Friday will add a soft focus, ethereal hint of orchid  to highlight your cheekbones.
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Dare Devil is not only packed with color, but it is also good for your lips!  This natural lip gloss contains nourishing shea butter and avocado butter to soften your lips while you wear it. 
Jamberry Nails just released 4 Pantone Color of the Year-inspired vegan nail wraps, including Orchid Garden, shown above. 
They say that the eyes are the windows to your soul, so why not accentuate them with a vibrant shade? Ulta Color Coat Cream Eye Shadow in Amethyst is affordably priced and free of harmful parabens. It’s also the perfect purple to draw attention to your eyes. 
Wear the dreamy scent of orchid with Malie Organics Organic Roll On Perfume in Orchid. Malie focuses on the natural aromas of Hawaii and uses sustainable ingredients.
I am loving this beautiful Kadota Fig candle from Archipelago Botanicals. It's a gift-worthy find (perhaps Mother's Day)?

And, my radiant orchid finds wouldn't be complete without a trip over to Etsy. How about this necklace from Renee Loughlin Designs
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