August

Birthday Week Treats!

Birthday Week Treats!

Birthday Week Treats!

If you know me you know I love a good birthday, mine or yours! It’s a reason to celebrate and that’s enough reason for me. During my birthday month my motto is “Treat Yo Self!”  Birthday’s you should use the fancy glasses, buy lunch out, use the expensive beauty products and wear something you feel great in!  And you should take advantage of all the FREE and discounted birthday treats you get during your birthday month!!!  Here are the birthday treats I always take advantage of!

Ulta Birthday Haul

Ulta Birthday Haul

Ulta:  On your birthday they send you an email with a promo code for a free birthday product.  It changes every month but this August it’s this stunning eye pallet from NYX.  Word on the pallet, two thumbs up!  Good range of shades, great formula and last all day.

NYX August Birthday Free Gift from Ulta

NYX August Birthday Free Gift from Ulta

Starbucks:  Free item during your birthday week!  I always go for a venti, more bang for the buck!

Red Robin:  Free burger on your birthday!  Who doesn’t like a free meal!?

Jamberry:  Free code for a product.  I will be using mine for one of the new wraps launching for fall Sept 1st!

Kohl’s:  Free Yes To You Rewards of $5, and at Kohl’s $5 can get you something good.  They have a great beauty dept and even Essie polish, which is what I have my eye on for spending that $5!

Baskin Robins:  Free ice cream.  Yep getting that.

Sephoria:  Just like Ulta they do a different gift each month, I don’t have one locally so this I will be spending online, a FREE Tart blush and liquid lipstick.

Bon Ton Birthday Haul

Bon Ton Birthday Haul

Department Stores Beauty Counters:  They either will have a free gift for you, a coupon code or free shipping code.  This birthday I went into Bon Ton (shout out to the Elder Beerman days!) and stopped at the Clinique counter since they were in gift.  I got my husband his fav cologne and took advantage of the Jonathan Alder gift.  How adorable is that lipstick design!  I ran out of time to stop at Estee Lauder, my other fav, so will be ordering that online and getting my free items.

Jonathan Alder for Clinique

Jonathan Alder for Clinique

All of these I think you have to be signed up for, which I’m on every mailing list on the planet so win win for me.  In addition pretty much every restaurant will give you a free dessert, like the pizzookie I got at BJ’s!  But the birthday week treats don’t stop there.  If you leave a comment here on this blog post or on my birthday IG or Facebook post you’ll get yourself a free birthday week treat from me!  EVEN BETTER place an Avon order direct through me or online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and I will send you a FREE FULL SIZE PRODUCT!  Birthday treats all around!  With all the new fall items launching, a new A-box option and some good back to school deals August is an excellent time to shop and celebrate me!

Wearing the NYX Birthday Pallet and Clinique Lipstick

Car Selfie Wearing the NYX Birthday Pallet and Clinique Lipstick

 

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The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

 

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

Summer + Pants DO NOT go together in my book. However, I will make and exception for these mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants.  Here is why they are my ultimate summer pant:

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

These mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants are your typical lightweight plazzo pant, but features a statement making slit up the legs.  This slit not only makes them eye catching, but keeps them comfortable to wear in warmer temps.

Statement making slits!

mark. Hot Terrain Heels

mark. Total Perfection Bag

Recall that urban safari inspo?  Well these pants is how I’m wearing the trend.  The paisley design in jewel tones still creates a summer vibe while they’ll be just as fitting come fall.  To keep with the summer vibe, I paired them with an easy black cami,  some fun strappy sandals, the mark. Hot Terrain Heels, and my white-hot bag, the mark. Total Perfection Bag.

Summer Vibes with mark.

Summer Vibes with mark.

For those finishing touches I’m wearing the mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet and It’s a Jungle Out There Earrings.  They are the perfect August go-to’s with the fun designs that still work with your summer looks and will transition into fall just as easily.  Same with my lip color, the mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy.

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

If I’m wearing a pant in summer, it has to be one that fits the season and these mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants do.  mark. typically always has unique designs you won’t quite find elsewhere, while still being on trend.  For a summer look, I’m just loving this!  I also think they would be great for any end of the summer travel plans you may have!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Be sure to take advantage of the A-Box, $40 worth of product for only $10!  The A-box colors would look PERFECT with this look especially as you transition into fall.  There are only a few days left to pick up your A-Box so get on it!

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE $40 value

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection
Item#: 732-309
ONLY $10 WITH ANY
$40 BROCHURE PURCHASE
$40 value

Trending Tuesday: Urban Safari

If the world of alicia was the internet #urbansafari would totally be trending.  Mix a little safari, with a little bit modern, a touch of tropical, and a tinge of uptown and you get yourself some #urbansafari.  Here’s what’s been inspiring me for the urban safari trend.

Follow me on pinterest to see what else has me inspired!  You can shop the urban safari trend here!

Introducing The A-Box

Introducing The A Box

Introducing The A Box

The Beauty Box we’ve all been waiting for . . . our curated box of 5 must-have products, with a new A Box featured in each campaign.  The A Box starts in Campaign 18 and is available through 4th quarter. Don’t miss out! Collect them all and enjoy Avon’s best beauty favorites, handpicked just for you!  Each A Box is only $10.00 with a $40.00 Core Brochure Purchase!

Introducing C18: Our Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection. It’s got everything you need to get the look for the new season. Go all out and wear all 5 products together or just pick one to wink at the trend. The new A Box is yours to explore, delight, and collect.

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE $40 value

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection
Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE ($40 value)

What’s Inside:

  • True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Sugar Plum:  Define your eyes with perfect precision and creamy, smooth glide-on color that lasts for hours.
  • True Color Lipstick in Vamp:  Treat yourself to the lip-nourishing formula of Shea Butter, Omega-3 Oil and vitamin E.
  • True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves:  Stay-true coordinated shades that make every eye look effortless.
  • True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight:  Get professional results at home with a high-shine mani that resists dings, bangs and nicks.
  • Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black:  Sweep on from root to tip for 24-hour explosive volume.
The A Box Advantage

The A Box Advantage

The A Box Advantages:

  • Go Big! Each A Box includes mostly full-size products. Fall in love with them all!
  • Great Value! Every A Box has a value of at least 4 to 5 times its $10 price, which means you practically get back the $40 dollars you spent!
  • It’s Exclusive! Only our exclusive Avon Products will be featured in each A Box.
  • No Subscription Necessary. Just grab it and go!
  • No Unwanted Surprises! You know what you get in every box.

You can get the 1st A Box, Divine Wine Collection with your $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger this box runs until Aug 15th.  August 16th will launch our second A Box, Pro Picks Collection, more details to come.

ABox C19 Pro Picks Collection Launching Aug 16th

ABox C19 Pro Picks Collection Launching Aug 16th

Word On Summer Skincare

Word On Summer Skincare

Word On Summer Skincare

Hello August!  Hello birthday month!  Which means another year older, another year wiser.  As I’ve become older and wiser I’ve learned what you need to do to adjust your skincare for the summer.

Anew Skinvincible

Anew Skinvincible

In the summer I switch to Avon Anew Skinvincible day and night cream.  It contains a higher level of SPF and the night deep recovery cream battles my summer sun exposure and bad air days common in Nor Cal.

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day Cream

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Cream

Word On Avon Anew Skinvincible Day Cream:

You love the sun, but not the damage it can do to your skin! Anew Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion contains Broad Spectrum SPF50 to take the worry away. Protect yourself against the visible effects of environmental skin damage while healing from past injury. Smart Repair Technology restores your youthful look by minimizing the look of environmental skin damage. This day lotion has been formulated with our most advanced antioxidant complex and our highest SPF available: broad spectrum SPF 50. Comes in a 1 fl. oz. bottle.

BENEFITS
• Broad spectrum SPF 50 and high antioxidant formula protects skin from sun damage
• Smart Repair Technology heals skin from environmental damage
• Won’t irritate sensitive skin, moisturizes for 24 hours
• Targets dehydrated skin and wrinkles
• Fragrance-free and oil-free
• Contains retinol
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
• Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Creme

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Cream

Word On Avon Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Creme:

Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream is here and ready to heal your damaged skin. Add it to your anti aging routine and see its restorative effects for yourself! Smart Repair Technology means this night cream was designed to counter the effects of aging by fixing damage accumulated throughout the years from the environment. This night cream is ideal for dry skin as it contains moisturizing properties and protects from further damage. Make fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots disappear! Comes in a 1 oz container and is fragrance-free making it perfect for sensitive skin.

BENEFITS
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines and sunspots
• Smart Repair Technology fixes damaged skin and protects from further harm
• Suitable for sensitive skin
• Fragrance-free and oil-free
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
• Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested

Summer Skincare Switchup

Summer Skincare Switch Up

Word Of Alicia:  

Not only does this dynamic duo provide me extra SPF protection and healing at night it also moisturizes my skin extremely well without being too thick and tacky for the summer months.  It absorbs so quickly. It also brightens and clarifies.  This is a good duo for any age or skin type for a summer skincare switch up.

Anew Clean: 

To prep my skin for Skinvincible I’ve been using my Anew Clean.  I just replaced the brush heads on my Anew Clean Cleansing Brush that I use with the Anew Clean Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam.  You know it’s good when a pea sized amount gets off all that summer waterproof makeup and cleans your brush so none of that mascara is left on it!

Haik Reflections Skin Softener and Anew Clean Cleanser

Haik Reflections Skin Softener and Anew Clean Cleanser

Word On Body:

I still use Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil everyday immediately after I shower, while I’m still wet.  Once I pat dry, I use a body lotion/skin softer vs a thick body cream like I use most of the year.  A lighter version is better when hot temps have me sweating.  Lately I’ve been using the Avon Skin Softener in Haiku Reflections.  This is thicker than a lotion but lighter than a cream, right in the middle, perfect for summer, moisturizing and scented in Haiku Reflections my new summer scent!

You can shop Avon Anew Skinvicible, Anew Clean Brush and Cleansers, and the Avon Skin Softener in Haiku Reflections at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY  to get this Let’s Makeup Beauty Set for $10!

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

 

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Daylight Savings Time was this Sunday so why not spring forward with some florals! I’ve been obsessing over florals lately, from fresh cut ones gracing my vases to dark floral prints on my blouses!

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Perfect Length For Leggings

Perfect Length For Leggings

On those cooler spring days you still need to dress for the weather but so over bulky dark sweaters this kind of outfit really works.  I’m loving this floral cut-out blouse from White House Black Market.  Besides drooling over it for weeks, it is on trend and spring friendly enough to lighten up my look!  I paired it with black leggings and burgundy boots from Shoedazzle.  My mint Kate Spades makes it even more spring forward!

Spring Arm Party:  mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

Spring Arm Party: mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

I’ve been just loving anything floral this year, and I’m not alone.  It’s a been a huge trend this spring with a unique take, like having the actual floral print be larger and against a dark background.  It also works great layered under a light jacket!  Why not spring forward and ditch those dark heavy winter layers while still being seasonally appropriate!

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Hello Spring!

Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Trending Tuesday: #nauticalblues

If the world of alicia was the internet, #nauticalblues would totally be trending.  Official countdown to the long weekend is on!  As we appreciate all our labors it also means summer is coming to an end, sad face.  However, this time when the days are still warm and sunny, but just a little bit shorter, and the nights are cooler, is actually pretty legit too.  Plus, we can get excited about all the fun new fall stuff coming out!  I’m def not ready to ditch summer but I am ready for some new inspo, and I’ve been obsessing over all things in #nauticalblues hues!  Something about navy, aquamarine, teal and deep blues have me obsessing lately.  These shades you can mix into your summer wear and also wear through the fall.  Here’s my what’s been inspiring me:

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

Coach Outlet's Must Have Hue

Coach Outlet’s Must Have Hue

mark. What A Placket Henley

mark. What A Placket Henley

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Teals and Deep Blues

Teals and Deep Blues

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

So get your s’mores ready for this long summer weekend, and pair your nautical blues with some red and white for Week O’Nautical Labor Day Edition is here!

Toasting some s'mores in my nautical blues!

Toasting some s’mores in my nautical blues!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby plus win free Jamberry!

 

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

 

It’s Birthday Week! Yippie! Now granted this is not my birthday mani, it’s the week before my birthday mani. I’ve been saving these Jamberry wraps for awhile now and what’s better than birthday month! A summer turquoise mixed mani is absolutely perfect for August!

Jamberry Wraps

Jamberry Wraps

The wraps I used are Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby. I absolutely love the combo of these two but I did kind of rush the application so a little bit of user error didn’t make them perfect. However, this application video is kinda legit so next time… next time…

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

In honor of my birthday I’m hosting a virtual JAMBERRY PARTY! Woot! Woot! So basically you can join the Facebook group and win some fun free stuff, see inspo, play some games and learn more about the wraps, polishes and nail stuff.  It wasn’t until I actually tried a Jamberry wrap that I figured out they aren’t actually that hard to apply, even with my left hand, and they’re way better than any other wrap I’ve tried in the past that only lasts that day.  I immediately could tell the quality difference.  If your interested in just giving Jamberry a shot for free join the group and pick your free sample.  Or just check out the designs and shop here, they even have disney, university/greek for back to school and pro teams.  PLUS new fall wraps are arriving the 1st, so you have a chance to shop the summer leaving or the new ones!  For more inspo check out my other Jamberry looks!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories!

Obsessories:  mark. Continental Shift

Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

My current obsessories are these new pieces from mark.’s continental shift collection for fall, where East meets West for some serious obsession worthy style.  Besides these jewelry items there’s also a killer obi belt, a classic camel tote and a fun bag charm, but it’s these statement pieces that has me swooning.

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings ($22)

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

Golden Dynasty earrings during the golden hour!  I just LOVE these earrings, granted they are big but look stunning on, go with everything and really fun in design.  Currently I love these right now with my hair up in a messy pony and my easy summer pieces, but as a fall item they’re just as stunning as we transition!

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Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

 

mark. Good Luck Ring Set ($22)

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

I’ve been loving big statement rings just by themselves to steal the show.  With this duo you can wear them together or separate, either way they make an impact.  The jewels swing green or more blue depending on the light.

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Together or separate they really stand out!

Together or separate they really stand out!

 

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace ($36)

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

The tassel necklace trend gets some far east glam with jade stones and bright gold.  I just love this unusual take on a tassel and it’s layered detail.  It’s really easy to wear, give you statement necklace look without being too chunky.

http://www.youravon.com/ailciahessinger

Jade details

Jade details

What are your current obsessories!?  You can shop these obsession worthy items at my eStore and be sure to use a current promo to get a free gift or discount.  (see them all here).