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Trending Tuesday: #wrapdress

Trending Tuesday:  #wrapdress

Trending Tuesday: #wrapdress

If the world of alicia was the internet #wrapdress would totally be trending.  I’m slightly obsessing over wrap dresses and finding a few to add to my arsenal after picking up this navy one at Ross (also currently obsessing over, such great dress finds lately!).  This past wrap dress look is one of my all time favorite outfits (and posts!).  A wrap dress can be SUPER flattering on all body shapes, that’s why they’re so popular and Diane von Furstenberg is a freakin legend.  Here are the wrap dresses I’m currently obsessing over:

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress – and paired with that adorable faux fur stole, I think this has to be my Thanksgiving day look!  (s-3x $24.99)

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress

Avon Faux-Fur Fashion Stole

Avon Faux-Fur Fashion Stole

Avon Little Red Dress – this has been on my wishlist since like last December!  How perfect for the holidays!?  I really like that its a little longer in the back for some extra drama.  NEED.  (s-xl $24.99 1x-3x $29.99)

Avon Little Red Dress

Avon Little Red Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress – Another reason I need the Avon version is because I don’t have $548 to splurge on a DVF.  LOVE this full length red with the cute neck scarf and booties… swoon!

DVF Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress

DVF Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress

What wrap dresses are you loving?  I need more to obsess over!  In the mean time I’ll stalk these ones at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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What Is a Boot Skirt and Why You Need One

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt?  Basically a skirt you wear with boots, if that wasn’t obvious.  But let me tell you why you need one.  They typically are more A-line so that means more flattering.  They usually are of a thicker material like wool blends, stiff cotton, etc, which means perfect for the fall and winter.  You usually have two options, shorter and midi.  Both are cut at a length that shows off the boots but also works with proportions.  A shorter skirt will be cut a few inches above the knee but not a mini, and is the most versatile with what boots work with it.  I found the perfect boot skirt with the mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt.

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

The mark. Peek of Pleats skirt is the perfect shorter version.  It has that flattering a-line shape in a nice wool blend.  What makes this one stand out is its peek of chiffon pleats and wrap detailing.  Pleats are a huge trend for fall and the wrap draws the eye in making it even more flattering.

Peak of chiffon

Peak of chiffon

Flattering A Line Cut

Flattering A Line Cut

You can wear a boot skirt with everything from blouses to sweaters.  I paired this black mark. Peek of Pleats skirt with a striped ruffle sleeve sweater from White House Black Market.  I tucked it in but you could easily wear it untucked as well.

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

What’s a boot skirt with out a killer pair of boots!  This season mod, white and ankle cut boots are huge trends which I accomplished with this pair from Shoedazzle.  However boot skirts are also designed to wear with tall boots, so bust out your favorite pair to wear with this skirt.

These boots were made for boot skirts!

These boots were made for boot skirts!

Completely my look I’m wearing the mark. Tough It Out necklace, a doctor’s bag from Brooks Brothers and a bright plum lip with Avon True Color Bold Lipstick in Power Plum.

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with all the new fall arrivals.  The skirt alone would qualify you for the current A Box!  $10 for all the fall/winter moisture you need!  (see more here)

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fall for Moisture A Box

Introducing The Fall For Moisture A Box

Introducing The Fall For Moisture A Box

Our Fall for Moisture A Box (product #818-478) launches today, just in time for cooler weather. Give your skin and nails some TLC this winter with 5 of our top moisturizing products—get them for only $10 with a $40 purchase ($26 value).

Fall For Moisture A Box

Fall For Moisture A Box

Hot Products for Cool Weather
Your winter survival kit. We’ve picked out the perfect cold-weather essentials just for you, treat your skin and nails with 2 full-size and 3 travel-size items.

5 Must Have Moisturizing Products

5 Must Have Moisturizing Products

1. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream, 1.5 oz.
2. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Body Wash, 1.5 oz.
3. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Body Lotion, 2 oz.
4. Avon True Color Cuticle Conditioner, .4 oz.
5. Beyond Color Lip Conditioner, .11 oz.

2 Full Size 3 Holiday Travel Size Friendly!

2 Full Size 3 Holiday Travel Size Friendly!

Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers. It’s an A-mazing value.  I REALLY love this box, plus it really themes well with the winter soft collection that just launched today as well.  This would be an EXCELLENT gift for those hard to shop for with it being basic enough for even the pickiest person.  Get your holiday shopping started and add this to your order for only $10.  Keep it for yourself as a little treat or gift it, either way $10 WELL spent.

 

Backorder Your A Box
Remember, you can now backorder A Boxes! You are able to backorder the previous campaign’s A Box with a $40 backorder purchase in the Campaign associated with the A Box you wish to backorder. For example: In Campaign 23, backorder $40 from Campaign 20, and you’ll qualify for the Campaign 20 A Box at $10.  Shop the A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Blue eyeliner gets a bad wrap. I guarantee you, you can wear blue eyeliner and not look tacky.  It all comes down to how you’re wearing it.  The simplest and easiest way to wear blue eyeliner is with a simple and clean eye look, and pick a blue that’s deep enough that it still defines your eyes.  That’s what an eyeliner in general is supposed to do, a blue can not only define but really pop on any color of eye/skintone.  I found the perfect blue eyeliner in the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue.  It defines and pops and wears beautifully.  I can get a precise line, wing it out if I want to and now get a great deep blue color.  You can read my full review here.

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

On Eyes:  Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue ($5.99), mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Skinny Dip (top middle and top right shades, $18), Avon Big and Daring Volume Mascara in black ($6.99).

On Face:  Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer Corrector in Medium ($6.99), mark. Get Even All Day Moisture Liquid Foundation in Light Medium 7 ($20), mark. Glow Together Hookup Bronzer in Sunset ($18), mark. Cheek Magnet Hookup Blush in Rose Without Saying ($18).

On Lips:  Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink ($5.99) – see full review here

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pairing blues with pinks are complimentary so try a nice pink flush on the cheeks and a full pink lip to compliment your blue eyeliner.  Can you tell me that this makeup look is tacky?  I think not.  You can put this best face forward as well.  All products used are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger plus you can add the Fresh and Clean A Box on to your order for only $10.  So you can get clean, radiant skin, and a fresh blue eyeliner makeup look perfect for fall and beyond… definitely not tacky.

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear: Fall Dresses

What To Wear:  Fall Dresses

What To Wear: Fall Dresses

Fall is officially here weather I like it or not, or weather the weather suggests it or not.  One thing is for sure, its time for fall dresses!  If its still hot, or gets warm in the afternoons, a fall dress is the perfect solution.  Linda and I have 2 fall dress options we’re loving for fall…

Alicia’s Fall Dress:  Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress $29.99

Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress

Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress – and Lexi pondering…

An easy fitting navy dress is never a bad idea.  This Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress is one of those throw and go options.  The keyhole neckline means you don’t need a necklace and the exposed zipper and split back add just enough style to stand out.  I like this dress for fall because it’s navy, which is a great transition shade, and it’s super easy to wear, and will go with warm weather sandals, to booties, to cold weather boots!

Also Wearing:  Earrnings, Bracelet:  Avon Lavena Collections; Shoes:  Shoedazzle, Bag:  Brooks Brothers (but for a similar look try the Avon Saffiano Leather Dome Bag)

Linda’s Fall Dress:  Avon Open Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress $29.99

Open-Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress

Open-Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress

The silhouette on this Avon Open Shoulder Mock Neck dress is super on trend, add in an unique print in harvest colors and you’ve got yourself a fine fall dress!  Linda, loves this dress for fall because, “this dress is super comfy, fully lined and transitions perfectly for autumn days. Expect complements when you wear it!” – Linda Montavon, View From The Top Co-Author.

Linda is Also Wearing:  Avon Stainless Steel Timeless Collection Drop Earrings, and Long Necklace and the Stainless Steel Eternal Collection Linked Bracelet along with the  Avon Cushion Walk Lace-Up Gigi Flat.

Pups love fall dresses!

Pups love fall dresses!

Both dresses are a really easy decision for fall.  Just throw on and go!  For cooler temps add a denim jacket or your favorite blazer for a more work friendly option.   Shop all you need for Autumn with the fall fashion selection here!  At such great prices pick up a piece or two and then add on your A Box for some fall beauty perfectly curated for the season and for only $10 with your $40 purchase!

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

A Box: Fresh and Clean… so fresh and so clean clean

Introducing the Fresh and Clean A Box

Introducing the Fresh and Clean A Box

Our Fresh & Clean A Box (product number 827445) is here!   The latest installment gives you 5 products that will pamper you from head to toe! With ANY $40 purchase, you will get 2 full-size favorites, 2 try-it sizes, and 1 sheet mask—a $31 value all for just $10!

Fresh and Clean A Box C22

Fresh and Clean A Box C22

Spa Day, Anyone?  Treat your skin and nails to some of our best products. From a luxurious face mask to pretty nail polish, the Fresh & Clean A Box is a must.

1. Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask 1 fl. oz. $5 value

Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask

Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask

2. Anew Clean Daily Scrub 1 fl. oz. $5 value

Anew Clean Daily Scrub

Anew Clean Daily Scrub

3. Anew Brightening Sheet Mask 1 individually-wrapped sheet, $7.50 value (see my review here!)

Anew Brightening Sheet Mask 1 individually-wrapped sheet

Anew Brightening Sheet Mask 1 individually-wrapped sheet

4. Foot Works Lavender 3-in-1 Pampering Oil 2 fl. oz. $6 value

Foot Works Lavender 3-in-1 Pampering Oil

Foot Works Lavender 3-in-1 Pampering Oil

5. Avon True Color Multi Benefit BB Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink, .4 fl. oz. $8 value

Avon True Color Multi Benefit BB Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink

Avon True Color Multi Benefit BB Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink

Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers.  So take advantage of this A-mazing value.

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Backorder Your A Box:  Did you miss out on your A Box offer last Campaign? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You are able to backorder the previous campaign’s A Box with a $40 backorder purchase in the Campaign associated with the A Box you wish to backorder.   For example: In Campaign 21, backorder $40 from Campaign 19, and you’ll qualify for the Campaign 19 A Box at $10.  If you would like to place a backorder hit me up and I can assist either with directions on how to do it online or directly through me.

Get A Past A Box by Backordering at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get A Past A Box by Backordering at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Makeup Monday is all about my #1 makeup item, eyeliner!  I’ve always worn eyeliner, its my dessert island product (along with concealer).  Avon recently released 4 new shades of this True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen, so lets review and swatch the shades I own, black, hunter green and sapphire blue.

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Word On Avon True Color Super Extend Precise Liquid Pen:

Finest liquid pen, Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen…A liquid liner pen for mess-free coverage. Provide a precise and easy application and wears for 12 hours.  AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Now Available in 5 Shades!

Now Available in 5 Shades!

BENEFITS
• Available in black, brown suede, hunter green, sapphire blue and dark charcoal
• Effortless control
• No pulling or tugging
• .4mm tip for an ultra-fine, sleek line
• Glides on smoothly, close to the lash line
• Provides full color in one stroke
• Wears for 12 hours
• Ophthalmologist and allergy tested
• Thin felt tip 
To Use:  Press the ultra-thin tip lightly for precise lining and defining. Do not apply directly on the inner rim of lash line

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Full Sun

Swatches in Full Sun

Word Of Alicia:  

This Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in black has been my #1 favorite liquid liner since they discontinued my long time mark. favorite.  What I like about this formula is its nice and opaque, goes on really smooth and lasts all day.  I can get expert precision with the shape and has a great grip.  More importantly, I can get that wing every time… and if its not awesome I can dab the felt tip to fill in, or thicker.  This applies to all 3 shades.

New Shades Like Hunter Green

New Shades Like Hunter Green!

My review on the colors themselves, black is an obvious win.  Sapphire Blue is really great not too dark not to bright, super wearable for day or night and still gives that definition you want from an eyeliner look.  Hunter Green isn’t as vibrant as I was hoping for.  It still looks good on, but I go into knowing its more of a softer look.  I also love that they put the color on the ends so you can easily determine which pen is what color!

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Most excellent eyeliner but most horrible cap design.  What I don’t like about these eyeliners are how easy it is for the caps to come off.  I can’t tell you how many times in my makeup bag the cap comes off and it gets all over my hand when I reach in, plus when I loose the cap it dries out quicker.  That is why I keep these in a cup with my brushes to avoid cap loss.  My only other complaint is the amount of product.  Maybe its because I wear this everyday but I go through these so quick.  I usually buy two at a time because I know I’ll use one up before I order again.  Which isn’t to big of a deal because they are usually on sale for $4.99 or buy one get one deal, and even with the original price of $8 it is still a great price for a great product.  Overall, even with the poor cap design, these are still my favorite eyeliners.  Black on heavy repeat and now sapphire blue as well, hunter green as a random choice when I want something different.

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

You can shop these Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger they are currently buy one get one 50% off.  Make sure to take advantage of the current Power of Pink A-Box (only 2 days left to get it!) Only $10 with a $40 purchase!

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Today is the last day of summer… sad face.  However, it’s been a pretty awesome summer.  My mom came to visit, we went to the Caribbean FOR FREE, made a visit back to PA and had plenty of lake days, bbq’s and warm summer night with friends and family.  In celebration of all things summer here’s my last day of summer OOTD!

Wearing:  Cherry Portofino Blouse, Pants: Express; Bag, Bracelets:  Avon, Scarf, Earrings, Rings, Lipstick, Sunglasses:  mark.; Shoes: Shoedazzle.
Shop Now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Farewell Summer!

Farewell Summer!

 

Mani Monday’s Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Random Fact for the day:  “Gone fishing” is a phrase commonly used when someone is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, checked out from reality, someone who has taken the opportunity to get away from the rigors of the day to day.  Commonly placed in shop windows to indicate that they weren’t around to do business.  This Monday, I definitely feel this way.  So my Koi fish mani is totally fitting.

Jamberry Koi Legend

Jamberry Koi Legend

This is another Jamberry wrap from my style box subscription.  The style box offerings are limited edition but there are plenty willing to trade half and full sheets (including myself).  I decided to pull this guy out because I had a baby boy shower to go to and I wanted something blue and boyish.  Luckily to my surprise, her theme for the party was fishing 🙂

Adorable Koi Fish Design

Adorable Koi Fish Design

The fun koi fish design not only was fitting for the event, it’s also super cute!  Plus, my in-laws have a pretty legit koi pond, complete with a little bridge my dog Zoey gets freaked out crossing.  She stops, looks at the fish, makes sure they aren’t going to get her, then crosses.  Its the funniest thing.

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

You can shop Jamberry here.  If you are looking for a half sheet of this wrap, hit me up!

The Power of Pink A Box

The Power of Pink A Box

The Power of Pink A Box

Our newest A Box is launching for C21 and it’s just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Perfect for celebrating the power of pink, this A Box is packed with 5 beautiful pink products you will absolutely adore this season! Valued at $31, grab it for only $10 with ANY $40 purchase.

2 favorites, 2 new try-it-sizes, plus a new purse spray

2 favorites, 2 new try-it-sizes, plus a new purse spray

Gotta Try all 5:  Faves and new try-it sizes are included in the C21 Power of Pink A Box (Item#: 729-990)—all for $10!

1. Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel (.4 oz)
2. Avon True Color Glossy Tube Lip Gloss (.5 oz)
3. Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Body Lotion (2 oz)
4. Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Creamy Body Wash (2 oz)
5. Avon Prima Eau de Parfum Travel Spray (.3 oz)

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10

Celebrate the month of hope with the brightest color in an assortment picked out just for you, 2 favorites, 2 new try-it-sizes, plus a new purse spray.   Only $10 with any $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  There’s no better way to try Avon’s best-sellers and customer favorites than by purchasing this A Box available at this incredible price.  In addition, the Shop For The Greater Goods shop is now available at my eBoutique.  These specially curated items give back by donating 20% to the program they represent (Breast Cancer Crusade, Domestic Violence).

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October