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Top Deals From The mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale

The Semi Annual Sale is now going on at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger! While it may not be as big as last year’s, it’s mark. selection is WAY better and some really awesome Avon Living items as well. Here are my top picks and what’s on my wish list!

mark. Dragon Around Tote NOW $21.99!

mark. Dragon Around Tote was $38 NOW $21.99!  (see the post here) – This is my absolute top pick from the Semi-Annual Sale!

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace NOW $14.99

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace was $36  NOW $14.99 (see full post here)

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99 (see full post here)

mark. Don't Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99!

mark. Don’t Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99! (see full post)

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99!

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99! (see full post here and a better look here!)

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99!

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99! (see full post here)

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99!

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99! (see full post here)

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99!

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99! (see full post here)

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10!

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10! (see full post here!)

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99!

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99! (see full post here!)

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99 (see full post here and more here) – Since the mark. Dragon Around Tote is my top pick this Avon Pineapple Tote and Watch are my 2nd place tie!  I wore these non stop last year and were absolutely perfect and even better at this price point!

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

15502894_10112368749104534_1269183818_oAvon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Avon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Something about a real life picture that really shows the details!  I was really pleased with each of these above items so my word on these is awesome!  You will not be disappointed.  What’s on my wish list?  Since I already have the above items, here’s what I have my eye on…

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. just your luxe collar NOW  $27.99

mark. just your luxe collar NOW $27.99

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

You can shop the mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or directly through me!  Remember it’s your last chance to get 20% off of $50 with promo code THANKYOU20 too so use that for even more savings before it expires!!!

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Happy National Lipstick Day! (and Get A Free Lipstick and Lipgloss!)

Today is National Lipstick Day and in honor I thought I’d share my lip favorites lately and a FREE Lipstick offer!

Summer Time Go-To:  Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon (NOW ONLY $4.99). This formula wears more like a glossy balm and has a bit of shine and extremely nourishing and I love it.  The easy melon coral shade is super flattering for an every day shade during the summer.

 

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

 

Basic Neutral:  Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve (NOW ONLY $4.99)  This is one of those matches your natural lip color shades so it’s good for a wear to work day shade.

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve

Spicy Shade:  Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose (NOW ONLY $4.99!) Brown shades are super on trend right now but this one is a little spicy with some red undertones.  This kind of shade is  a great way to wear a bold shade without being to loud.  

Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose

Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose

{Sidenote:  obiviously I’m really digging this mark. Box Set Necklace ($24.00).  It just always goes!  All 3 pics were taken on different days and yes I wear black that often}

Red Hot Lip Color – mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  This red is the perfect summer red.  Because the formula is more a nourishing balm you wouldn’t expect the color pay off to be so much but it’s amazing.

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up

These are what I’ve been wearing lately but if you just look through the archives (like here and here) you can see I totally love mark. and Avon lip colors!  Even better is that most of these are on mega sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger BUT TODAY ONLY get a FREE Lipstick and Lipgloss with a $50 purchase!  (if you missed my week of sales post from yesterday that’s today’s promo!)  In addition comment below on your favorite lip shade and type (lipstick, gloss, etc) and I’ll send you a free lip sample!

July 29 - One Day Only! National Lipstick Day FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order. Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 29 – One Day Only!
National Lipstick Day
FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order.
Use Code: LIPSTICK

 

 

Nailed It: mark. Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers in Firestarter & Hot Coal

The perfect gift to give and get is nail polish!  It can be a simple stocking stuffer or paired with a larger gift like leather gloves and/or a spa gift certificate.  Either way this time of the year there are tons of holiday-tastic options, my pick, the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) in Firestarter and Hot Coal.

Nailed It:  Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Nailed It: Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Why I love this little duo is because for a super affordable price you get 2 trendy nail lacquers to mix and match all holiday season.  I love that it comes with a classic red (Firestarter) and a more trendy grey with an internal gold shimmer (Hot Coal).

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mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

So basically one little set gives you endless options.  Here I wore Hot Coal with Firestarter as an accent.  But I’ve also worn Firestarter by itself with a super shiny topcoat and Hot Coal with a fun gold glitter diagonal tips!  Perfect manis for both Christmas and New Years Eve!

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

So if you’re looking for a little something to round out your holiday shopping or to round out your holiday looks pick up the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Maybe match it to your lipstick like the Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby (now $5.99!)

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

 

BONUS!  If you’re following our 10 days of deals get the Avon Lip Set FOR FREE with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to check back every day for the next 6 deals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Fall Sale

There are only a few days left during the mark. Fall Sale Event!  Like Cinderella, sale prices end at midnight on Thursday so hustle your bustles to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger and check it out.  Some of my favorite items are on mega sale!  AND you can get an additional 20% off with promo code DARING.  Here, my friends, are why you should be shopping…

1.  mark. Dark Blooms Dress — $42 NOW ONLY $32 (see post)

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Dark Blooms Dress

 

2.  mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress — $40 NOW ONLY $30  (see post)

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

 

3.  mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer — $60 NOW ONLY $45

mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

 

4.  mark. Go Royal Bag — $65 NOW ONLY $48

mark. Go Royal Bag

mark. Go Royal Bag

 

5.  mark. Show ID Bracelet — $24 NOW ONLY $18

mark. Show Id Bracelet

mark. Show Id Bracelet

 

6.  mark. Cube Effect Necklace –$18 NOW ONLY $14

mark. Cube Effect Necklace

mark. Cube Effect Necklace

 

7.  mark. Circle Around Necklace — $16 NOW ONLY $12  (see post)

Layered mark. Circle Around Necklace with mark. Cube Effect Necklace

Layered mark. Circle Around Necklace with mark. Cube Effect Necklace

 

8.  mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet — $28 NOW ONLY $12.99  (see post)

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet

 

9.  mark. Change Your Ways Dress — $36 NOW ONLY $16.99 (see post)

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

 

10.  mark. Nail This Look Nail Color and Bracelet Set – $28 NOW ONLY $14.99  (see post)

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

 

11.  mark. Multi Mix Necklace — $26 NOW ONLY $12.99  (see post)

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

 

Things on my must-haves wish list!

1.  mark. Classic Move Coat – $75 NOW ONLY $56

mark. Classic Moves Coat

mark. Classic Moves Coat

 

2.  mark. Dot Noir Blouse — $34 NOW ONLY $26

mark. Dot Noir Blouse

mark. Dot Noir Blouse

 

3.  mark. Shopaholic Tote — $45 NOW ONLY $34

mark. Shopaholic Tote

mark. Shopaholic Tote

 

4.  mark. Go For A Ride Boots — $60 NOW ONLY $45

mark. Go For A Ride Boots

mark. Go For A Ride Boots

5.  mark. Multi-Mixed Media Booties — $65 NOW ONLY $48

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

 

6. mark. Posy Posh Earring — $20 NOW ONLY $15

mark. Posh Posy Earrings

mark.  Posy Posh Earrings

 

7.  mark. Point The Way Heels — $42 NOW ONLY $32

mark. Point The Way Heels

mark. Point The Way Heels

 

8.  mark. Chic It Out Pants — $34 NOW ONLY $26

mark. Chic It Out Pants

mark. Chic It Out Pants

 

In addition to these killer fashion items there are a ton of beauty favorites (like hair care mini’s and whipped up body cream!).  These sale prices end THURSDAY 10.30.14 so get them now while you can!  Shop Now: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

5 Ways To Wear An Infinity Scarf from Day To Night

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

Happy first day of fall!  Even though I’m forever a summer child, I’m officially now ok with busting out a scarf (over a tank), lighting a pumpkin candle (like the current favorite Pumpkin Pecan Waffles from B&BW) and stepping into some booties (preferably peep-toed).  Fall adds a layer of cozy to your life as the days get shorter and cooler.  The best way to combat that is with a scarf.  I’m currently LOVING the mark. All Around Style Scarf ($18 on sale for only $10 with a qualifying purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  It’s the perfect balance of fun and fall, and super versatile for changing weather and functions.  Here are 5 different ways to style your infinity scarf using the mark. All Around Style Scarf.

1.  SHRUG

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

As you start your day it can be pretty chilly in the mornings so start it off by wearing your infinity scarf as a shrug.  Just open it up so its the full circle the slip it around your shoulders.  Done.

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Wear your scarf as a shrug

Wear your scarf as a shrug

2.  One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

As the morning starts to warm up switch it from a shrug to a one shoulder cover up.  Wrap it around your neck twice then pull to one side, fluff and tuck as need be.

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The One Shoulder Look

The One Shoulder Look

3.  The OG

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

The OG way (original gangsta for the urban impaired) is my favorite way.  Simple, to the point, keeps the chill off and shows off the full pattern of the scarf.  It’s perfect for the mid day.

Classic Infinity Scarf

Classic Infinity Scarf

4.  Halter Top

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

The day has warmed up and its time to head out to happy hour which means time to step up the outfit!  Take the scarf fully open and let it hang from your neck.  Next twist it once so they sides cross over each other.  Take the open loop and flip it around your head and shoulders and put your arms through the loops created.  Adjust it to your liking.  I personally opened it up more around the chest and tucked the “straps” to keep them slim.

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Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

5.  Kimono-Like

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

As the night cool creeps in and you start to get a little chilly transition your infinity scarf to almost a reverse shrug for a kimono-like look.  All you do is open it to its full size wide in one giant loop and wrap around your shoulders.  It’s like wrapping yourself in your own scarf blanket!

From The Back

From The Back

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5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

Now that it’s officially fall it’s time to bust your  your scarfs and twist them into something new!  The mark. All Around Style Scarf is my pick for fall.  You can get it now for only $10 with a $30 purchase of any other mark. fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  In these looks I’m also wearing:

Tank Dress – Express (0ld) / mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet Ring Set ($28, last seen here) / mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($20, last seen here) / Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in High-Def Plum ($8 on sale for $5.99) / mark. Go Royal Bag ($65, last seen here) / mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($16) / Wedges – Target (old)

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Fall 2014 Preview and Reviews – Beauty

August is my favorite month.  Not only is it birthday month, but it’s usually when I get in a great summer trip, enjoy the hot summer days a little more and all the new fall arrivals.  Now that mark. releases their new arrivals in one large seasonal release I got a few of my favorites early.  I picked items I can wear now and transition into fall.  Beauty is the easiest way to switch up your look but still remain true to the current season so let’s start there!  mark.’s fall beauty is themed around the Wonderfleur fragrance making a cohesive collection with awesome packaging!

mark. fall beauty

mark. fall beauty

 

mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($20)

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mark. Color Swing Plum Shades

mark. Color Swing Plum Shades

mark. Color Swing Neutral Shades

mark. Color Swing Neutral Shades

Word Of Alicia:  6 expertly matched eye shades that mix and match with each other to create a ton of looks all from one super portable pallet!   Almost everyone can wear plum shades and the tones on these DO NOT disappoint.  Sometimes they can run too red but these are perfect… same with the neutral shades, they’re not too brassy.  These are definitely shades you can wear now and later, plus how pretty are those floral designs!

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam ($12)

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam

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Word Of Alicia:  They revamped What A Line Liquid Eyeliner to a new and improved waterproof formula and added 4 all new shades including this shade Plum Gleam.  The foam applicator tip allows for easy precision and application which I really like especially paired with the long “handle”.  With the new package design it doesn’t seem to dry out like the old version where you had to really work it each time to get enough liquid to the tip.  The wear is killer!  It lasts all day!  This swatch didn’t come off my hand until late in the evening after showering and washing my hands a million times during the day.  I also really love how this is a deep plum shade so I can replace my typical black liner with it to switch up my look and it goes PERFECTLY with the color swing pallet.

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquers and Bracelet-Ring Set ($28)

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

Word Of Alicia:  There is nothing groundbreaking about these polish shades but they are the perfect dark shades for fall.  Shady Lady is smoky plum shade (identical to a past mark. Nailed It Shade) and Plumsation is a deep deep purple.  I love the richness of the shades and how wearable they are.  I typically don’t wear darker shades like this in the summer but I had to test them out and with a shiny top coat they actually looked really nice with my summer whites and brights and the formula is spot on!  As for the bracelet-ring I wasn’t expecting much and its not the highest quality but it is SO CUTE ON!  I really was surprised how comfortable it is to wear and what a unique look.  This set is well worth it and may be my favorite pick from the bunch!

mark. Wonderfleur Eau De Toilette Spray and Body Cream ($28 – $14)

mark. Wonderfleur Fragrance

mark. Wonderfleur Fragrance

Word Of Alicia:  The full description reads:  Notes of apple blossoms, meadow dew, fresh freesia, just-picked daisies and a touch of pillowy musk.  The Alicia description reads:  Not a sweet floral but a really crisp clean floral, kind of like what you would find when you go up to the apple orchards in the morning when the dew is still wet.  Perfect for daytime wear and not to heavy for summer but has deepness to it that will transition into fall.  Layers really nice with the body cream.  I’m always expecting the worse with “cheap” fragrances but mark. never disappoints!  They really have an expert team that mixes and masters and it’s at a price point that’s way more affordable so you can wear it every day and refresh and not feel like your spraying away your dollars!

mark. Wonderfluer Collection and Packaging

mark. Wonderfleur Collection and Packaging

Final Word:  We all know I’m a sucker for packaging and the Wonderfleur collection is no exception!  It’s so pretty and fun and just inspires a wanderlust August!  I’m ready to pack these puppies up and head out for a weekend getaway or just go where the road trip takes us!  I’m ready for a something new but not quite ready to go full on fall so the beauty collection is a perfect update to my look for a little investment so I still have some $$ for a late summer outing!  All the products here will launch on August 8th (Friday) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with the full fall collection from mark.!  Any of these peeked your interest?  How do you update your look for August?!

 

ps.  this is my 200th post!  yippie!  glad it involved some super pretty pictures and august 🙂

 

Summer Clearance Sale Top Picks

Flashback Friday to some of my favorite outfits and posts.  Today tons, I mean TONS of awesome deals hit my eBoutique.  Plenty of items I’ve featured here on the blog are on mega-sale so I figured let’s re-look at a few of my favorites!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It’s Killer Details – was $50 NOW $34.99!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket Details – 

mark. All Good Points Jacket was $50 NOW ONLY $34.99!  (see the featured post)  Not only a personal favorite but a customer favorite!  Lots of style for little money and its something you can totally wear now for chilly nights or chilly ac!

mark. Chic Frills Blush

mark. Chic Frills Blush- was $14.99 NOW $6.99

mark. Chic Frills Blush was $14 NOW ONLY $6.99 (see the featured post)

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

 mark. Classic Hit Handbag was $60 NOW ONLY $29.99!  (see the featured post here, here, here and here!)  Obiv this was my go-to bag from like February until like a few weeks ago when I switched it out for the mark. Get In The Groove Handbag.  That says a lot!

Wear and Share Wed Total Look

mark. Flair For Style Dress was $34 NOW $26.99

mark. Flair for Style Dress was $34 NOW ONLY $26.99!  (see featured post)  This dress would be great to pick up for transitioning seasons.  Its light weight fabric, 3/4th length sleeves and length work for the warmer weather but the rich teal color is great for fall!

mark. Statuesque Style Heels was $40 NOW ONLY $34.99!  (see featured post here here here and here!)  These are wear anytime heels and SUPER COMFY!

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace was $45 NOW ONLY $19.99!  (see the featured post)  If I were to pick just one of the statement necklaces I own as a personal favorite it would be this one so for $19.99 GET IT!  I have seriously got so much use out of this guy and will continue to, its just that stunning.

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace was $50 now $29.99!

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace was $50 NOW ONLY $29.99!  (see the featured post here and here!)

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings Set (burgundy shown) was $20 NOW ONLY $9.99!  (see featured post here).  For button /stud earrings I LOVE THIS SET!  I wear them all the time, they give just enough glam and glitter but don’t compete with whatever else you’re wearing.  Plus I love the colors!

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse was $28 NOW $14.99

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse was $28 NOW ONLY $14.99!  (see featured post) and there’s that Go For Baroque Necklace again. I told you I wore it all the time!

mark. Taupe Of The Line Bag With A mark. Arm Party

mark. Taupe Of The Line Bag With A mark. Arm Party

mark. Taupe The Line Bag was $75 NOW ONLY $44.99 (see featured post here, here, and here!)  Real suede bag for under $50 in a neutral color that actually works year round, sign me up!

mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

mark. Twist Of Lime Heels was $50 NOW ONLY $29.99!  (see featured post)  Can I tell you how much attention these shoes have got… from strangers, friends, girls and tons of fellas!  You know it takes a special shoe for a boy to notice and then actually comment on them!  And they’re super comfy, win win!

This is only a small sampling of all the killer deals from mark. and Avon going on right now!  This is the best time of year to pick up some seriously discounted finds.  Everyone’s trying to clear out their inventory for the upcoming back to school/fall arrivals and my eBoutique is no exception, so shop them before they’re no longer available, because with sales like the stock is limited.

Happy 4th Of July with Stars and Sparkles!

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you’re celebrating our nation’s independence with some stars and stripes and sparkles!  I definitely themed out my work week in red white and blue with Week O’Nautical and now that my favorite summer day is finally here I’ll be doing the same, only more casually and with more sparkles (fireworks and sparklers, duh!)

Stars and Sparkles

Stars and Sparkles

One of my favorite outfit formulas is wearing a tee with a pencil skirt… you get the the laid back California cool with preppy east coast style all in one fun look!  Plus it works really well for my laid back office.  When it comes to 4th of July tee’s you know which one immediately comes to mind, the Old Navy $5 flag tee (which were actually $4!)  However, I stepped it up a notch at Old Navy and got this burnout star muscle tee for $6!  Not nearly as cheesy and actually super cool for the 4th and beyond.  So cool I might of picked it up in white too and my 5-per-customer $1 rubber flip flops (in red, white, blue, mint and gold!)

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Star Spangled

Star Spangled with Zoey

Pair the tee and pencil skirt formula with some sparkle and be ready for 4th of July fun!  Sequin clutch is from Julep… yes that Julep I keep boasting about has more than just polish!  Add more sparkle with my bracelet (gifted, F21), red earrings (Avon) and complete with grey peep toe pumps (Shoedazzle).

Easy summer beauty is crucial for hot July fun so I was inspired by Shaanxo’s tutorial and recreated the look with mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Blue Chrome over a shimmering nude shadows from the mark. Island Eyes Pallet and finished with lots of voluminous mascara with Avon Aero Volume Mascara and red lips with mark. Lipclick in ChaCha.  Shop all the products used at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

I hope you have a little fun and sparkles today be it at a BBQ, pool party, beach day, or just watching the Dead White and Blue marathon on AMC!  What ever it is, be sure to follow it up with some fireworks and sparklers!

Stars and Sparkles for the 4th of July

Stars and Sparkles for the 4th of July

 

Orange Is The New Black

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Have you been bing watching Orange Is The New Black?  The second season was released just in time for summer vacation bing watching… can you say staycation!?  I may not be wearing an orange jumpsuit but this orange maxi is the next best thing!  Orange is having a major moment in the world of Alicia (as seen here).  I’ve replaced my go-to black pieces with this bright cheery color.  Its the perfect bright summer color that looks great on almost anyone and look really good with a tan and gold accents!  Instead of a standard black maxi go with an orange maxi!  I picked up this dress for $5… yes $5! at H&M.  It was a little shapeless but I knew it would be perfect for accessorizing.  It also is short enough to wear with flats!  When you’re only 5′ that’s a big deal because sometimes a maxi and flats is just a functional, must-have type of outfit.

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Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

I had these linen and orange leather trimmed flats from Brooks Brothers that really added a little luxe to an otherwise thrifty maxi.  To also luxe up the look shiny gold sunglasses, jewelry and belt!  The gilded accents really play off the warm coloring of orange and make this look chic for summer.

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

The straight lines of this dress really does not help a curvy figure.  One of the biggest appeals of maxi dresses are their lengthening and slimming effect.  A straight cut like this one on a curvy figure does the opposite by tenting out and making me appear bigger than I am.  That’s when a belt becomes your best friend!  Just adding a slim metallic wrap belt like this mark. Cross Over Belt completely transforms the look and makes it way more flattering.  Tie it all together with a gold cuff from Buckle and my Avon Signature Watch and I’ve got a easy summer look thats both functional and flattering.

Orange and Gold for Summer

Orange and Gold for Summer

An easy summer outfit needs easy summer makeup.   Let the freckles shine through by only adding a touch of concealer, bronzer on cheeks (mark. Island Beauty Pallet, reviewed here.) and a swipe of metallic blue liquid liner (mark. On The Edge Eyeliner in Blue Chrome) with a killer voluminous mascara (Avon Aero Volume Mascara).  A little mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter on my lips and I’m good to go!  You can get the look at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

Make orange your new black this summer!  It looks especially oh so summery with gold accents, metallic blue liner and freckles.  What orange pieces are you looking to add or already love?

Summer Summer Summer Pedi Time

Hot days, warm nights, short shorts and flip flops… summer is here!  As I get my summer glow on I need to start at the base, with a summer pedicure!  Cute summer sandals demand cute summer toes so here’s my top summer pedi shades for summer!

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

1.  Seafoam Mint – mark. Seafoam (from Nail This Look polish and ring set, last seen here), Essie Turquoise and Caicos (last seen here) or Avon Sea Breeze.  Instead of going with a pale mint go with one that leans more towards turquoise, aka seafoam.  For summer this really pairs well with silver, yellows and whites.

 2.  Summer Beige – Avon Barefoot Beige, Zoya Cho (last seen here) or Essie Cocktails and Coconuts.  Beige is a little darker than nude and will work better with your summer tan.  A beige on your toes is super work appropriate and really clean looking.  Pair it with white, navy and reds for your summer holidays!

 3.  Neon Pink – mark. Pink Spark (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28), China Glaze Shocking Pink or Avon Mega Watt in Pop.  Neons are a huge trend this season!  Replace your standard summer go to, coral, with a neon pink.  Your hot summer nights will thank you!  Pairs perfectly with blacks, whites and nudes!

 4.  Neon Orange – mark. Orange Blast (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28) or Essie Serial Shopper, Julep Natasha (last seen here).  Again with the neon trend but going with a super bright orange will definitely up your summer game.  Pairs well with golds, browns, greens and navy.

 5.  Bright and Happy Blue – Julep Monaco (last seen here) or mark. Azure (from the Nail This Look Color and Flip Flop Set $28).  Blues are a dime a dozen now and every collection for spring/summer seemed to include a bright and happy version of blue.  So I picked the two that are standing out the most to me, Julep Monaco is the perfect cobalt and mark. Azure is the perfect mid range blue which makes it more wearable.  Pairs well with silver, browns and pinks/corals.

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

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mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

Pedicures from the local nail joints are luxuries to me.  I go for my birthday and maybe a random special occasion here and there.  I just can’t seem to justify the $30-40 on a one time outing when I can achieve the same results, if not better, myself!  Just apply that $ you would spend on a trip to the nail salon and get the proper supplies and get many, many pedicures out of that same investment!  Here are my top must-have pedi products for at home pedicures… or just to maintain your summer feetsies!

1.  Cuticle RemoverAvon Nail Experts Instant Gel Cuticle Remover

2.  Foot Scrub – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Smoothing Scrub

3.  Foot Brush – Avon Double Sided Foot Brush (coming soon)

4.  Foot Cream – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Nourishing Cream

5.  Foot Soak – Avon Foot Works Restorative Milky Foot Soak

I was gifted the Avon Foot Works line many Christmas’ ago by my now Sister-In-Law and I haven’t found better foot care products since.  The prices are amazing and the formulas are just that amazing.  I’m currently loving the Beautiful Ginger and White Tea line because it smells so spa worthy.  If I were to add a #6 to this list I’d add the Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Clay Mask.  I put this on, let it dry then rinse off in the shower in the mornings.  It really helps my feet with the summer abuse I put them through and only takes like 2 minutes.

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

You can currently get the Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection for $7.99… yes all 3 for $7.99!  Or for $9.99 get the Avon Foot Works Beautiful and Healthy 4-piece Fabulous Foot Collection which includes the foot soak mentioned above, the dual action pedi-peel, the overnight renewing foot cream and the bonus sized maximum strength cracked heel cream.  I mean for under $10 you can have what you need to do an at home pedi, then add a bottle of polish, a foot brush/pumice and cuticle cream and for the same price you’d spend one one trip to the salon you can do it on your own MANY times over.  Think of all the money you’re going to save that can go toward that summer vacation… or more nail polish!  Because let’s face it, I’m addicted.

 

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Shop my summer pedi polish picks for summer 2014 and at home must have pedi products at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Stay tuned for my next post a how to on actually giving yourself that at home diy pedicure using the products mentioned!