12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

12 Days of Deals – Day 2 FREE Triple Wick Candle in Mocha Merrymint or Pass The Rum Cake

It’s Day 2 of our 12 Days of Deals over at the eBoutique and this one is a GOOD ONE!  You can choose between Pass The Rum Cake or Mocha Merrymint triple wick candle for free with a $50 order.  These are 2 of the top candles I wanted from the holiday candle collection.

12 Days of Deals - Day 2: Free Triple Wick Candle of your choice

12 Days of Deals – Day 2: Free Triple Wick Candle of your choice

12 Days of Deals – Day 2:  Complimentary Candle and Free Shipping on orders $50+ with promo code RUM (for Pass The Rum Cake) or MOCHA (for Mocha Merrymint)

Word of Alicia:  If you haven’t tried our candles yet, now is the perfect time… I mean when is a free candle not a good time? They’re VERY comparable to Bath and Body Works and the new holiday scents are 2/$25 which is a far better deal.  The holiday lineup includes Mocha Merrymint, Pass The Rum Cake, The Perfect Pine, Cinnamon Spice and All Things Nice, and A Very Berry Holiday.  This Day 2 Promo is a $20 value so if I were building a $50 order to get the free candle here’s what I’d choose.  Because there are 2 candle options I built 2 orders:

Order 1 for Pass The Rum Cake Candle:

Order Inspired by Pass The Rum Cake Candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Order Inspired by Pass The Rum Cake Candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Both these candles I want for myself so I built and order for me/yourself.  The holiday season requires a few must-haves, a red lip, holiday makeup and some festive glam jewelry to spice up the LBD.  My FAVORITE red lip this year is the Icon Avon Lipstick in Crimson Carnation, it’s the perfect holiday red in my favorite nourishing formula that helps battle dry lips.  With your red lip you’re going to need some holiday makeup and the Dream In Color Eye Palette is my TOP pick.  (check out my IG Highlights under Holiday to see what I mean!)  New arrivals just launched today including this new A Box which includes a bronze Glimmerstick eyeliner, a neutral cream blush, a Crave lipgloss and a purse size Live Out Loud fragrance.  These would complete your holiday beauty looks all for only $10!  Every season some fun festive jewelry is a must.  Its an inexpensive way to dress up your look for the holidays and still feel special.  I’m really digging this Red Deco set that’s currently buy one get one free!  You could swap in the cocktail ring if that’s more your jam.  This order is a little more than 50 at $60.99 but its worth $131.97!  $60 and you’re SET for getting ready this holiday season and you get a yummy candle to set the mood… done!

Wearing the holiday must-haves beauty items in this order!

Wearing the holiday must-haves beauty items in this order!

Order 2 for Merry Mochamint Candle:

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

Even though these candles would make excellent gifts esp as a hostess gift, teacher gift, girlfriend gift, etc… I want it for myself.  Also on my want list is this lounge set and smoking slippers so this order is again me getting something for me.  However, this would also make a great gift because The Here To Slay Lounge Set is good year round and can be worn casually too.  Paired with the Slay Smoking Slipper and the new A Box and the candle and you have yourself a gift that “slays”… see what I did there haha.  Either way get it for yourself or get it for someone else and get the free candle because this order comes in at $59.98 but valued at $111.97!  

REMEMBER I’m here to be your personal shopper.  These orders not quite what you want but you want that free candle, let me help curate one that is!  You want to gift this to someone, I can expertly gift wrap it, include a free holiday card and get it to your recipient in time to glisten under the tree.  Just hit me up!  aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out.

12 Days of Deals – Day 1 Free Haiku Fragrance

12 Days of Deals from Avon came early this year! Usually this happens after Thanksgiving but with the short holiday season lets just take advantage of the free items, holiday bundles, and free shipping and get some shopping done! For the next 12 days there will be a special offer going on at the eBoutique so be sure to stop by see what’s up every day 🙂

DAY 1:  FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

DAY 1: FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

12 Days of Deals – Day 1: Free Full Size Haiku Fragrance with a $50 purchase using promo code HAIKU50

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

Word of Alicia: Haiku is one of fav fragrances from Avon. It’s clean and light perfect for day. The notes read; Top: Japanese yuzu Middle: Delicate muguet Bottom: Blonde woods.  This is a $25 value, so if I was building a $50 order for gift giving to get this $25 free product, this is what I’d build:

free avon

Haiku Inspired Order Idea

Haiku Inspired Order Idea

“Find your Zen with the Haiku Collection.  The calming and clean notes of Haiku Eau de Parfum bloom in harmony to create a fresh floral that evokes the serenity of a Japanese garden.”  To match this Japanese calming zen vibe I would build an order featuring trendy K Beauty, self-care staples, and some fun new beauty to excite.  Avon Glimmershadow in Jade (seen here) is a pale green shade that would be super fun for the holidays especially paired with the rest of the beauty in this order.  The A Box this campaign features a pretty pink lip shade that would wear really nice with Jade, in addition to a basic black liner and mascara and a fun exclusive choker necklace (seen here).  With our collaboration with The Face Shop I would add in some K Beauty and Skincare with the trendy cushion highlighter and Rice Water Foaming Face Wash (personal favorite and great value!).  To finish off the bundle I’d add in the matching Haiku Skin Softener (cross between a body lotion and a body cream) and a triple wick candle in Serenity (clearance price of only $9.99!).  For $53.97 you are getting $131.99 worth of product! I would definitely like to receive this haul on Christmas morning, I’ll tell you that!  Just put all these items together in a decorative box, tie up with a pretty ribbon, and you’re all set for gift giving.

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

If you like this idea, but would rather do a different candle or more K-Beauty items, modify it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger but remember this Haiku offer is only good for today so act quick.  OR – let me be your personal shopper!  I can get this order together for your, wrap it expertly, and send to your recipient.  If you want to switch out some items, I can make some other suggestions, either way utilize me as your personal shopper, I’m free.  That’s free suggestions and order building, free gift wrapping, free holiday card to go along with it and you don’t have to deal with post office!    Just hit me up!  (aliciahess1 @ gmail.com) or DM me (wordofalicia on instagram) or leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you!

PS:  If you are an Rakuten/eBates user you can get 8.5% cash back at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger today too!  Not using Rakuten yet?  Sign up here.

So seriously, jump on this!

 

It’s Red Cup Day

It's Red Cup Day

It’s Red Cup Day

Nothing solidifies the start of the holiday season like a Starbucks Red Cup! I most certainly got my Peppermint Hot Chocolate so I could get the free re-useable cup. Hashtag basic and I’m totes ok with it!

A Red Cup Accessory

A Red Cup Accessory

Wearing: Black Watch Plaid Flannel Shirt, Old Navy; Black Wrap Knit Skirt, mark. by Avon (old); Houndstooth Watch, Michael Kors (old); Gold Bracelet and Earrings – part of this 3 piece set, Avon; Statement Necklace, Avon; Black Pumps, Calvin Klein via Nordstroms Rack (old).

OOTD

OOTD

It may be too hot for flannel and a hot chocolate but I’m really good at pretending.  Also It’s Nov 7th it really should be cool enough for a flannel shirt.  I mean really Nor Cal, get it together.  Regardless I wanted those holiday vibes and I’m kinda obsessing over black watch plaid and this statement necklace so the two of them together is kinda obsession overload.

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Mood.

Mood.

Hello November!

Hello November!  I’m ready for ya!

Classic Glam – Avon A Box and Online Promo Codes

Classic Glam - A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Classic Glam – A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Go for timeless elegance with the C24 A Box — Classic Glam (product #762463). Filled with three full-size makeup staples and a gorgeous (A Box exclusive!) necklace, this beautiful set can bump up your orders to get FREE shipping and a FREE The Face Shop deluxe trial set!  (see more below)

Classic Glam A Box - $40 Value

Classic Glam A Box – $40 Value

Here are all the fab products inside (a $40 value!):

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush
Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Black
Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black
A-Box Exclusive! Medallion Velvet Choker

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

For just $10 with a $40 qualifying order this vintage inspired A Box has all the necessities for a classic glam look.  This would also make a beautiful gift to anyone who loves a little vintage.  I personally think it matches so perfectly with our new arrivals that you would be doing yourself a disservice not to get it.

Glam Vintage Vibe - New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

Glam Vintage Vibe – New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

AVON PROMO CODES at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Free Deluxe Beauty Sampler on orders $50+ using promo code FACESHOP

10% Off your first order with promo code WELCOME10

Glimmersticks 3 for $10

Anew Neutralize Collection, all 3 for $39.99

Skin So Soft – Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

Hello November! Halloween is always the switch here in Nor Cal. It’s now for sure fall. Seriously last week I was so hot I still had to pull my sleeveless tops out again. However, it did lead me to my favorite fall outfit. This combo from Banana Republic Factory:  Sweater dress + Felt Hat + Ruana + Mules

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

This ribbed sleeveless midi dress is so easy to wear for fall.  It’s comfortable, flattering, the perfect weight and extremely versatile.  A few fall accessories and I have my perfect fall look.  I liked it so much that I got it in both black and tan!  Both are the perfect fall colors.  *sidenote I’m linking the petite but I’m wearing a regular.

Black and Tan For Fall

Black and Tan For Fall

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

What makes this look so fall friendly are the accessories.  The hat is from Amazon, which for the price, an excellent find and its adjustable to fit multiple head sizes.  The ruana, or poncho as they call it, is from Banana Republic Factory too.  It is the perfect combination of fall neutrals in a plaid which reverses to my favorite print, black and white houndstooth.  It’s also so soft and cozy so as weather transitions, or for cooler mornings, or cooler offices, this guy was my GO-TO in Sept and Oct.  I liked it so much I might of got a few for gifts. Actually, this ruana and felt hat combo would make and excellent pairing for a Christmas gift.  Especially for someone you really don’t know their size in clothes but you still want to get them something fashionable.

Dynamic duo for fall - and a great gift idea!

Dynamic duo for fall – and a great gift idea!

Also wearing my favorite nude mules, Calvin Klein, my go-to fall camel tote from Michael Kors (found at TJ Maxxx),fall jewelry from Avon and my fall favorite lip, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date.

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Lip of The Day - errr season - Delicate Date

Lip of The Day – errr season – Delicate Date

This has been my favorite fall outfit, not only this black version but also in the tan.  I wear the same accessories and just reverse the ruana for a completely new look!  You could definitely warm this up for cooler temps with a denim jacket, cozy cardigan sweater, or even a turtleneck underneath the dress.  The ruana/poncho is really warm too so if you belted it and treated it more like a cardigan sweater you’d be plenty warm.  Also, instead of mules switch into your favorite tall boots and done!  I’ll be wearing this all fall and winter I’m sure.

All The Fall Feels

All The Fall Feels

The Fall Layering Trend: Necklace Edition

The Fall Layering Trend: Necklace Edition

The Fall Layering Trend: Necklace Edition

We all know that fall is the perfect time for layering… cool mornings, warm afternoons, and all. But what about layering your jewelry!? Layered necklaces is a huge trend this fall so Heather from Hopelessly Heather and I have brought you our tips and tricks on nailing this layered look this fall.

 

Alicia’s Tips and Tricks:

Layering Coin Necklaces

Layering Coin Necklaces

Move over big statement necklaces because layered necklaces are the trend!  You can still get maximum impact with a more casual vibe.  Take a trendy necklace, like these coin necklaces in different metal tones, and pendant details, and layer them together.  I really like these Avon Sacred Coin Necklaces because they have adjustable chains so you really can get whatever length you want out of them.  A nice rule of thumb when layering is go with 3.  Don’t be super perfect on the layers, go for 2 that are closer together and one longer.  Coin jewelry is really hot right now so its just the right trend to layer with.

Sacred Coin Short to Long Necklaces:  Cross, Moon and Sun

Layered Jet Bracelet

Statement Necklaces with Layering

Statement Necklaces with Layering

Heather’s Tips and Tricks:

Layering Necklaces Tips from Heather

Layering Necklaces Tips from Heather

Layering doesn’t have to be a mystery—use pre-existing layered necklaces as a base and build around them!  Avon makes it super easy by creating collections containing necklaces of varying lengths and, lately, including layered necklaces—but don’t think you have to stick to pieces within the same collection for them to work well together as layering pieces.  You really only need one common element (e.g., pearls, silver, gold, beads, CZs, etc.) to make layering work.  Not only is it fun and easy to do, it can also breathe new life into your existing pieces!
Layering Silver Coin Jewelry

Layering Silver Coin Jewelry

Boho Beads and More

Boho Beads and More

Layering Boho Pieces

Layering Boho Pieces

Pearly Pieces

Pearly Pieces

Stacked For a Retro Look

Stacked For a Retro Look

 

You can see more from Heather over at Hoplessly Heather.  Be sure to follow her on IG because her jewelry posts are worth it alone!  If you are loving the layered necklace trend, or try it out be sure to share/tag us!  To shop the pieces we wore head over to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  

The Fall Layering Trend

The Fall Layering Trend

The A Box: Draw and Paint and Avon Promo Codes

Draw and Paint A Box

Draw and Paint A Box

Go play—and get creative! Color in lips with a long-lasting stain, expertly line eyes using a calligraphy tip and dress up your nails with pretty polish and bejeweled accents with the Draw and Paint A Box (product number 142876).

Unboxing!

Unboxing!

Valued at $37 get four full-size makeup must-haves for only $10:

• Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo in Inked Rose, .05 fl. oz.
• Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner in Black, .03 fl. oz.
• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Lavender Sky, .4 fl. oz.
• A-Box exclusive! Avon Nail Gems

Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 22 purchase (through Oct 14th).  If you would like this box after Oct 14th you can order it by ordering by product number (142876) and selecting campaign 22.

$37 worth of product for only $10!

$37 worth of product for only $10!

Word of Alicia:  The A Boxes have been very neutral lately, lots of fall feels, which is why this bright and colorful option feels so fresh!  I really like all these items, a lot!  The Lip Tattoo in Inked Rose is one of my favorite colors, and Lavender Sky nail polish works year round.  The Gems would be really fun on your nails, but even more fun on your face for festivals.  That’s why this would make a great box for teenage or college age girls.  Pick this one up now and save it for Christmas Gift Giving!  — Remember A Boxes wrap up to be really great Christmas Tree’s 😉

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

ONLINE PROMOs at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!

 

Mani Monday: Essie Fall 2019

Mani Monday:  Essie Fall 2019

Mani Monday: Essie Fall 2019

It’s officially sweater weather with six limited edition nail polishes from Essie with the fall 2019 collection.  “It’s time to get back to your roots and explore the home grown countryside with the essie fall 2019 collection of six autumn nail polish shades. As the leaves begin to fall and the outside air becomes crisp – it’s official, it’s sweater weather. These limited edition nail polish shades are guaranteed to leave you on the bright cider.”

Essie Fall 2019 Collection

Essie Fall 2019 Collection

Essie is one of my favorite nail brands partly because they do really good seasonal collections.  They build a color story that really represents a feeling, trend, season!  Because of that I decided to google the fall collection 2019 and I barely found any IRL’s, swatches, etc and I was a little shocked.  The ones I did find convinced me to head over to CVS and see what they had.  I intended only to pick up one shade but after seeing the colors, the theme, the names I couldn’t leave without at least 3.

My top picks:  Hay There, Sweater Weather, On The Bright Cider

My top picks: Hay There, Sweater Weather, On The Bright Cider

The top 3 I picked were 3 colors I definiltey did not already have in my collection.  Hay There, a fall yellow, caught my eye first.  Its a perfect color to transition with.  On The Bright Cider, the color of apple cider, became a must-have for my Apple Hill fall outings.  Sweater Weather, a metallic green, which is the most out of my norm.  It was also the last bottle in this color at the store and from the reviews I read it was the one that everyone liked best so I grabbed it too.

With those names how can you not pick up one... or three!?

With those names how can you not pick up one… or three!?

 

Hay There

Essie Hay There

Essie Hay There

On The Bright Cider

Essie On The Bright Cider

Essie On The Bright Cider

 

Sweater Weather

Essie Sweater Weather

Essie Sweater Weather

These 3 shades were my September mani colors.  Usually I stick to my pinks, berries, reds but I’m glad I got something out of my comfort zone.  Sweater Weather got the most compliments from strangers haha.  Its kinda alien, kinda fall, kinda shimmery.  I see Sweater Weather being a really fun color for Halloween too!  These 3, well the whole collection really, go so well with the fall trends… menswear, 70’s vibe, plaids, neutrals, marigold, denim… Now the question is do I need the other 3 shades from this collection!?  I really like the other three for all my other fall activities, visit to the pumpkin patch, friendsgiving, regular Thanksgiving, etc.  I think I just answered my own question 😉

 

Unboxing – Fall for Glimmer A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Upgrade your everyday sparkle by pairing neutral shadows with Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner. Add a cascade of shimmery earrings for a full-on, light-catching effect.  The Fall for Glimmer A Box is a $40 value that you can get for only $10!!! (Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 21 purchase.)

A Box Unboxing - Fall For Glimmer

A Box Unboxing – Fall For Glimmer

Three full-size makeup faves and A-Box exclusive earrings.

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

• Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Sunrise, .176 oz. net wt.

Swatched.

Swatched.

• Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Olive, .01 oz. net wt.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

• Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, 2.7 fl. oz.

Exclusive Earrings!

Exclusive Earrings!

• A-Box Exclusive! Shimmering Teardrop Earrings, 1” drop pierced earrings with glass stone.

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Word of Alicia:  Seriously this is a must-have, a personal favorite and trending perfectly for fall! I know I say that about all the A Boxes but they REALLY have upped the game and its staying that way through the rest of the year.  Warm Sunrise is a user favorite, its just the perfect warm toned neutrals that work for all skin tones.  You can create a basic or dramatic look.  The Olive Glimmerstick is so unique but looks stunning on!  And because its not a harsh black it really works for everyone, even the makeup novice.  Can we just talk about these earrings, how unique for Avon and even better that multi-faceted glimmer!  $10 for all the fall trends, DONE!

Wearing the A Box!  (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

Wearing the A Box! (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

So very wearable!

So very wearable!

Promo’s Going on a http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fall for Glimmer A Box:  $10 with a $40 order, just add to cart and price will automatically update with a qualifying order.

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

NEW!  Live Out Loud Fragrance!  Get it before it launches at a special price of $25 with promo code LIVE

Promo Code SEPTFREE – Get a FREE Anew Reversalist Night Cream with your $50 order.  So basically build a $40 order, add on the A Box for $10 use promo code SEPTFREE and get a game changing night cream for FREE!

Warm Neutrals For Fall - Trending and Pretty!

Warm Neutrals For Fall – Trending and Pretty!