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One Of A Kind Treasures

Pearly Treasures

One Of A Kind Treasures

Pearls are a little, precious, one-of-a-kind treasures!  Lately I’ve been on a little treasure hunt obsessing over pearls.  Over the years I have had faux and real pearl jewelry, pearl embelished items and overall just a soft spot for them as being June’s birthstone as both my brothers and dad have June birthday’s.  Recently I’ve on this pearl kick and picked up a few really awesome pearl items!

What makes pearls so precious?

What makes pearls so precious?

Why are pearls so precious?  Partly because they are extremely unique and the only precious “stone” found within a living creature.  You don’t cut or polish a pearl, they’re precious and stunning right as they are found!  They’re also rare, even though they’re cultured/farmed it still takes tons of oysters to find 1 pearl.  Naturally only 1 in 10,000 oysters yield a pearl!  Pearls are so appealing for their stunning qualities and value making them so classic, and worth the investment large or small.  They’ve dated back as far at 13th century China!

Pearly Treasures for me!

Pearly Treasures for me!

What I’ve picked up lately is what I’m wearing all layered together!  There are more pealrs and pearly pieces available at the eBoutique.  I def have my eye on those freshwater pearl earrings!  I also think all these pearly pieces would make great gifts for Mother’s Day!

Freshwater Pearl Necklace: Beautify your neck with a sea of genuine freshwater pearls set on a goldtone chain. This pretty necklace will elevate any ensemble with elegance.   Features genuine freshwater pearls, 16.5″ L with 3.5″ extender, lobster claw clasp and goldtone plating.

Freshwater Pearl Toggle Bracelet:  A strand of shiny baroque freshwater pearls forms this chic toggle bracelet. Ease into the pearl trend with this cute, yet simple piece.  Features genuine freshwater pearls, 8” L, 10mm diam., toggle closure with goldtone plating.

Pearly Bracelets!

Pearly Bracelets!

Pearly Statement Bangle: The pearl goes modern on this unique bangle bracelet, complete with a large baroque pearl, wiry goldtone hardware and a shiny stone accent. It features an open-hinged closure for easy on and off. Features a goldtone wire bangle, pearly detail, 1 1/4″ W, open-hinge closure with goldtone plating and faux glass pearl.

Pearly Statement Earrings: Make a pearlescent statement in our stunning drop earrings, designed with wavy hammered posts and dangling baroque pearls for extra glamour. These unique beauties are sure to earn you compliments. Featuers pearly stone, goldtone accents, pierced, 2 1/2″ L drop, post & dama clutch backs, goldtone plating and faux pearls.

Pearly Earrings!

Pearly Earrings!

Pearly Charm on my Paper Clip Necklace: This pretty pearlesque piece works like a charm by easily hooking onto our Paper Clip-Style Bracelet and Necklace.  Features charms range from ¾” L to 1” L, pearlesque accent, goldtone cap, spring ring closure.

Pearly Charms!

Pearly Charms! – even the adjustable lobster clasp toggle is pretty!

Also note #lipoftheday here is the Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Chocolate (worn all over lip) with a little clear gloss on top.  Also obsessed with this lip and these Ultra Luxury Liners on sale for $3.29 right now!  You can shop these pearly pieces and the lip liner at the eBoutique.

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday's We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s we wear pink… or blush and burgundy because I’m not a huge fan of pink.  Please don’t revoke my girl card, haha.  I mean I like pink nail polish, pink lips, pink eye makeup but in fashion, decor or anything else, not my jam.  However I can get behind blush and burgundy, a more sophisticated take on pink.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I’ve been theme’ing out my life, making the winter more loveable.

Blush + Burgundy

Blush + Burgundy

Let’s be real, it’s still winter and it’s still cold, so romantic dresses might seem like a good idea but they’re not practical.  A blush sweater and ponte pants (WHBM) are extremely practical and absolutely work toward the Valentine’s Day theme.  This blush sweater has an adorable bow back which I didn’t capture but take my word for it, the added details are romantic.  This sweater is old but you can find a cozy blush sweater with romantic details to recreate the look.

Valentine's Day Inspired OOTD

Valentine’s Day Inspired OOTD

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Pairing burgundy with blush is a little unexpected but totally a winter winner pairing.  Just a pop of a burgundy suede pump and matte burgundy lip really pulls this look together.  #lipoftheday is the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  This matte lipstick is one of my favorites because its not drying!  I can’t have anything drying in these dry cold winter months, so if I want a matte lip this is the way I go.

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Like I said I’ve been Valentine’s Day-ing my life which included pulling out jewelry peices that I think fit in, like my rose gold options.  I picked up some new Valentine’s Day jewelry, had some adorable old pieces (like these heart hoops) and some other pieces that really just fit well in the theme.  To get some good use out of them, I put them out on a display jewelry stand so I can grab and go when getting ready in the mornings.  This rose gold set from 2019 holiday at Avon has been in heavy rotation.  As an alternative check out these rose gold and jet black options!

Rose Gold Baubles

Rose Gold Baubles

Wearing pink makeup has always been a favorite.  Maybe its the pink undertones in my skin but pinks are always flatteirng on me.  The Avon Send Roses Eye Palette really is my everything these days.  I did a monochromatic pink eye look and used the deep purple shade as my eyeliner.  I’m horrible at capturing the details but IRL it’s super pretty and dramatic but wearable!

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

No full look is finaly with out the finishing touches of fragrance.  For February this is my duo, Rose body cream from Bath and Body works with Avon Velvet.  I like having the travel size to throw in my bag and apply later if I’m running late or forget to put on perfume.  I mean there’s a reason why I made that New Year’s smell good resolution (see what I mean here).  Velvet is a fragrance that grew on me, now its one of my favorites and COMPLETELY out of my normal fragrance picks.  It also is the most long lasting scent I have, and even more so when I pair it with the dry oil right out of the shower.

Roses and Velvet

Roses and Velvet

I hope you’re feeling the love this February!  Try themeing out your days with all things romantic, roses, blush and burgundy!

Happy February!

Happy February!

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!

Best Face Forward A Box and This Week’s Avon Promo Codes

The A Box: The Best Face Forward and Avon Promo Codes

The A Box: The Best Face Forward and Avon Promo Codes

Reveal your radiance with the C20 A Box — Best Face Forward (product #468-247). It’s got everything you need to look refreshed (even if you’ve been up all night!)

Put your Best Face Forward with this campaign's A Box

Put your Best Face Forward with this campaign’s A Box

Best Face Forward A Box:  Two full-size beauty essentials, plus a must-have skin care try-it size ($59 value)!

    Anew Absolute Even Dark Circle CorrectorAnew Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector
  • Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector: .5 oz. net wt.
  • Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black: .21 oz. net wt.
  • Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum Mini: .23 fl. oz.
Washoff Waterproof Mascara

Washoff Waterproof Mascara

Word on The A Box:  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is one of my favorite products!  It’s worth the $10 all buy itself!  Then add on a waterproof mascara and a travel size Vit C, I’m sold!  I really used the corrector a lot before my wedding because my dark circles are the worst part about my skin, and as the day goes on they come out deeper and deeper.  For my wedding I really wanted those not to show up in pics even with a good concealer, so I used this religiously.  It works guys, its a great product, add this one on to your order, you won’t be disappointed!

Try It Size in the Vitamin C Serum

Try It Size in the Vitamin C Serum

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

Best Face Forward A Box:  $10 with a $40 order, just add to cart and price will automatically update with a qualifying order.

Anew Neutralize Serum & Mask Stick Duo and Get a FREE Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Pore Strips

Valued at $72. Our anti-pollution pair visibly protects your skin and helps keep it looking healthy, fresh and youthful.

• Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Serum, 1 fl. oz.
Our serum is filled with the healing botanical extracts, matcha, ginger and amla, to protect your skin from environmental stressors and visible signs of pollution-induced aging.

• Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Mask Stick, 1.7 oz. net wt.
Detoxify and purify with our unique no-mess stick that lets you target where to apply your mask!

FREE Vitamin C Warming Peel with a $50 Order – use promo code SEPTFREE – GUYS!  If you missed out on this from a previous A Box get it FOR FREE now!  Read my review and how its now one of my beauty holy grails!  And it goes PERFECTLY with the A Box 🙂

Get the A Box for $10 with a $40 Order

Get the A Box for $10 with a $40 Order

 

Word On Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick and Swatches

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

What’s your Mattitude?  Relentless, what’s yours?  Don’t know?  Well, I have a quiz for that!  Not only did Avon FINALLY released new matte liquid lipsticks with catchy verb names, they also have a fun quiz you can take to determine what shade fits you and your attitude!  The soft release of these new Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks has been active over at the eBoutique but the grand official release happens tomorrow (Tuesday 8/20).  They’ll be launching at an intro price of only $8.99 (reg $12) so let’s take a look and see if they’re worth it…

What's Your Mattitude!?

What’s Your Mattitude!?

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

Mattitude Shades

Mattitude Shades

BENEFITS:  Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours • Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact • Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips  • Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free

Avon Mattitude Applicator

Avon Mattitude Applicator

TO USE:  Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  LOVE 'EM!

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks: LOVE ‘EM!

Word of Alicia:  Liquid lipsticks have been on the scene for a minute, proving they’re not just a trending item but one here to stay.  People love them for the long wear and color payoff but hate them for making them look like they have perma-chapped lips.  Which is why they were really popular among the young crowd, a crowd without aging, wrinkled, dry and/or cracked lips.  I’ve pretty much not been a fan of liquid lipsticks for that exact reason, my lips are always dry and liquid lipsticks made them look thin and gross, so with this launch I was weary.  I got my hands on 3 shades, a neutral, a bold and a classic red, pretty much one to represent each of the major lip options.  All 3 applied really smoothly both thanks to the formula and the doe foot applicator that has a little well to help get just the right amount of product.  All 3 wore really well and were very comfortable and did not dry out my lips even more nor did they make them look miserable.  I was so pleased with the formula and application that I will be picking up the rest of the shades.

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

I am Resolute.

I am Resolute.

Word on Resolute:  This one dried a little dark on me but still definitely a neutral.  I really liked this one paired with the Rosegold Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow for an everyday look (see what I mean here).

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Relentless

I am Relentless.

I am Relentless.

Word on Relentless:  If you get one shade probably should be this one.  Think about the occasions you tend to go for a big bad lip, holidays, special occasions, date nights.  All of those a classic red lip is a classic choice for.

Avon Mattitude in Driven

Avon Mattitude in Driven

I am Driven.

I am Driven.

Word on Driven:  My favorite shade of the collection!  Purples wear really well on me and for a bold lip they go with a lot of eye looks and outfit looks.  I’ll be wearing this on my birthday I’m sure of it!

Mattitude has some attitude!

Mattitude has some attitude!

So the final word is these are worth it.  Take the fun What’s Your Mattitude quiz and see what shade they match you up with and comment/share what you got and maybe you’ll get a prize as part of birthday week treats!  You can also enter to win ALL THE SHADES here on the eBoutique!  And remember all August long use promo code SUMMER50 for a free gift with a $50 order!

Bright Days Ahead A Box, Avon Promo Codes and My HOLY GRAIL

Bright Days Ahead A Box, Avon Promo Codes and my HOLY GRAIL

Bright Days Ahead A Box, Avon Promo Codes and my HOLY GRAIL

Reveal your radiance with this easy three-step bedtime ritual. Start with our moisturizing cleanser. Then revise and refresh tired skin with our exfoliating peel infused with vitamin C. Finish off with our skin-nourishing night cream. That’s how you wake up to a bright day ahead. Valued at $47 this special set price ($10) reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 18 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  

Three skin care must-haves, one full size and two try-it sizes:

• Anew Vitamin C Warming Peel, 3.4 fl. oz. – FULL SIZE
• Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night Cream Mini, .5 oz. net wt.
• Anew Ultimate Cream Cleanser Mini, 1.7 fl. oz.

Bright Days Ahead

Bright Days Ahead

Word of Alicia:  The Anew Vitamin C Warming peel is my new holy grail!  It instantly transforms my skin.  I use it 1-2 times a week for instantly smoother, refined, brighter, tighter and all around better skin.  When I use it I can not get over how great my skin feels let alone looks.  I typically use this warming peel in the shower in the am but I use the cleanser, moisturizer and Anew Vitamin C Serum at night.

Avon Anew Vitamin C Serum and Warming Peel

Avon Anew Vitamin C Serum and Warming Peel

The Warming Peel is my new HOLY GRAIL

The Warming Peel is my new HOLY GRAIL

The Anew Vitamin C Warming Peel applies like a gritty mask.  You can apply it to dry or wet skin, like I said I apply it in the shower on wet skin.  Water activates the warming sensation so I lightly massage with wet hands until that sensation fades.  Then I treat it like a normal gritty scrub focusing on problem areas like around the nose and T-Zone, “scrubbing” for about 30 – 45 seconds.  Rinse off and instantly transformed skin!

Squeezes out like a normal mask, and smells citrus-y fresh!

Squeezes out like a normal mask, and smells citrus-y fresh!

Spreads around like a gritty mask.

Spreads around like a gritty mask.

Water activates the warming sensation to open up the pores

Water activates the warming sensation to open up the pores

Hand on the right is brighter and younger looking after the peel and serum!

Hand on the right is brighter and younger looking after the peel and serum!

Working this into my skincare routine has made a huge difference.  I slowly worked the Vitamin C Serum in at night using that every other day.  So if you are looking to build a $40 order so you can get this A Box for $10 I highly suggest getting the Vitamin C Serum, and then taking advantage of our 2/$24 Naked Proof Collection (like the cellulite cream that really works!) plus you’ll get a FREE body sheet mask.  Then you can also add in a FREE sample of our yet-to-be-released Neutralize Serum to fight free radicals by adding the sample at checkout.  Finally if your order is $50 or greater you can use promo code SUMMER50 for a FREE GIFT.  This week it is a free in-shower body moisturizer which I’m also a major fan of.  So many offers all in one order!  Shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Summer Mani Pedi Combos for August

It’s mani Monday and I have bare nails. And I’ve had bare nails for like 2 weeks or so! I’m ready to feel human again and lacquer these puppies up but what color should I choose!? I’ve picked up a few new shades in addition to put tother a few of-the-moment, perfect-for summer-in-August, mani/pedi combos:

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

I just picked up Teal Me About It and I’m dying to use it.  I saw Essie make this pairing with similar shades and I’ve been thinking about it ever since!

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

A bright pink is my go to for summer, it always wears well and paired with an on-trend white shade on the toes its a no-fail pairing.  (see Creme Brûlée on here)

Sterling and Roses are Red

Sterling and Roses are Red

A collab that will look great through Labor Day!

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

This pairing has those Nautical vibes I’ll be loving come Labor Day for Week O’Nautical.  Sapphired up is also one of my all time favorites (see here).

Terracotta and Limoncello

Terracotta and Limoncello

This duo will look stunning with all the leopard and animal print that’s SO IN right now.  Don’t be scared of that Terracotta shade, its actually really wearable and pretty, not blah and brown.

 

As you can tell these pairing are all in my favorite formula, the Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel.  It is hands down my favorite formula and paired with the Gel Finish Top Coat it literally looks as good as a classic gel mani, and lasts really long.  Right now you can get any 2 polishes/top coat for 2 for $11.  An even better deal, you can get the Gel Finish Top Coat with select shades for only $10!  Shop Gel Finish polish and the deals online here.  Now the bigger question is what color should I pick to do my mani/pedi!?!  Leave a comment on your pick for me 🙂

Week O’Nautical – 4th of July Sparks and Sparkles

Week O'Nautical - Sparks and Sparkles

Week O’Nautical – Sparks and Sparkles

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you get to enjoy some bbq, s’mores, sparks and sparklers!  I’m prepping a few things for the BBQ we’re attending this afternoon, like this Grilled S’mores Popcorn and this Creamy Pasta Salad.  Not only will I have my stars and stripes on but I’ll be sporting this FOTD (face of the day) featuring “sparks” and “sparkles”

*Sparks*   Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Avon Glimmer Shadow in Fool's Gold and Lip Glow in Spark

Avon Glimmer Shadow in Fool’s Gold and Lip Glow in Spark

*Sparkles*  Avon Glimmer Shadow in Fool’s Gold

Sparks and Sparkles!

Sparks and Sparkles!

Also wearing:  Avon Magix Tint, Avon True Color Contour Stick in Light, mark. Hook Up Bronzer and Blush, Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eye Pallet (transition color), Maybeline Lightliner in Gold (highlight on eyes), Avon Love and 1st Lash Mascara in black, Avon Ultra Luxury Brow Liner in Blonde.

Fun and festive for today’s festivities!  I can’t wait for today’s hot dog bar!  Be sure to follow me on IG for extra fun.  And I’ll let you know how those new recipes panned out for the 4th!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

 

Makeup Looks To Master – Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master:  Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master: Seasonal Switch

Makeup Monday is our last installment in our Makeup Looks To Master series with a look at switching up your makeup for the season.  Just like our wardrobe our makeup wardrobe needs to be updated each season.  Not just for trends, but also for functionality!  In the fall/winter I tend to wear heavier makeup both in formulas and in colors, a lot of purples, smokey taupes and deep jewel tones.  Come spring I’m always looking to lighten and brighten so more highlighting and pinks and peaches.  In the summer it’s all about that bronze glow in formulas that can withstand the hot heat and sweating faces.

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

In the summer it all starts with the right base!  I may be able to use a lighter day moisturizer but I have to use a primer more than ever in the summer.  Perfect for summer is the Magix Face Perfector because it not only blurs my summer pores, it also has SPF 20 in it.  I’ll then use my concealer or my Magix Tint Tinted Moisturizer.  Mid-day I’ll need a powder touch up with some translucent powder or at least the use of some blotting sheets.

Functional for the hot heat

Functional for the hot heat

Functionally in the summer my makeup can’t be too heavy, it will just clog my pores.  I also prefer to use more summer friendly colors to make more of an impact and still look down for anything like a summer day is!  I tend to favor bronzer, glow-y products, bronzy brown shadows and simple glossy lips or a vibrant bold lip if I’m going out in a bright coral, orange or pink.  I’ve really been loving the Avon Dazzle Drops to add in some summer glow to my look.

Tip and Trick:  Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

Tip and Trick: Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

A little summer makeup tip and trick is to use your bronzer as your transition shade on your eyes.  Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend in the crease and under the eye, making sure there’s no harsh lines.  Then use a simple shade all over your lid, I used the taupe shade in the Berry Love Avon Eyeshadow Quad.  Finally, add a little bit of your Avon Dazzle Drops on the center of your eyelid for a easy and glowing summer makeup look.  Here I finished it all with Avon Crave Lip Gloss in Peach Bellini, which I think is the perfect summer lipgloss “flavor.”

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Word on A Few Summer Favorites:  Magix Face PerfectorBenefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, Avon Dazzle Drops, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush, Avon Crave Lipgloss in Peach Bellini, Avon True Color Bronzing Pearls.

Summer Lip Shade:  Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

Summer Lip Shade: Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

The products I used in my Big and Bold post are also summer favorites!  I love a fun summer eyeshadow palette along with some big and bold summer color.  I know I don’t take the best makeup pictures, never have, never will but I hope you got the gist of how you can master 5 different takes on makeup and apply them to your life in a functional way!  Just to recap the 5 we have The Everyday Slay, The Quickie, Going Out, Big and Bold and lastly the Seasonal Switch we highlighted today.  Please reach out if you want any suggestions for mastering your makeup!

Makeup Looks To Master: Big and Bold

Makeup Looks To Master:  Big and Bold

Makeup Looks To Master: Big and Bold

Color in makeup is the absolute most fun but also seems to be the scariest for people to try and use in their go-to makeup looks. I’m continuing my 5 Makeup Looks to Master with the Big and Bold edition on color!  A fun bold color lets you have fun with makeup (as it should be fun!) and having a go-to makeup look using color gives you that assurance that it looks good and you can actually wear it in your daily life.

Big and Bold Colored Eyeliner

Big and Bold Colored Eyeliner

One really easy way to work a bold color into your look is with eyeliner.  Swapping out your basic black or brown with a bright aqua blue like this Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky Blue is super easy.  (I told you I was picking up a few more of these Ultra Luxury!)  If sky blue intimidates you, then try a navy blue, hunter green or dark purple.  These wear like a black but give a colorful twist so color newbies will still feel comfortable wearing them out. Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky Blue

Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky BlueLet the liner be the statement with a simple champaign shadow as your base, clean face makeup and a nude lip.

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow

I also love a colorful eye look using eyeshadow!  These pictures might not share the full in real life color of my makeup but I used my smokey eye technique and worked in color.  This time I used the Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette to create a big and bold teal eye look.  Use the same techniques as you use with your neutrals only swap in a color.  Same look and feel just tweaked for more fun!  (You could try the Avon True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Tranquility to get a similar look for less)

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow Makeup Look

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow Makeup Look

When doing a bold eyeshadow look I tend to do a light shade all over the lid (Burried Gold) with a matte neutral shade in the transition area (South Beach) and a dark shade in the outer v (Dive In) with a pop of color to transition the dark shade on the outer into the light shade on the inner (Surf’s Up).  End result is a wearable colorful eye look using shadow!

Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

These are two go-to ways I work color into my makeup looks but even if you’re shy to wear a colorful eye I know you can work in a colorful lipstick!  I think everyone should have a red lip they like to wear as a red lip always looks big and bold while still being classic.  Plus!  It works for all your holidays… maybe not Easter, but def Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day… you name it!  If you think you can’t wear a red lip, hit me up and I’ll find you the perfect red for you.  Right now for summer I’m loving the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever – see my Lip of the Day post on here.  Additionally, there are some good free gifts going on at the eBoutique if you’re ready to pick up a new red lipstick or some big and bold colorful makeup.  Be sure to add that A Box too!

Free Highlighting Stick w/a $50 order use promo code GLOWNOW through June 30th

Free Highlighting Stick w/a $50 order use promo code GLOWNOW through June 30th

With a $50 order you can get a free highlighting stick or a free jewelry item.  So build a cart of say some new makeup totaling $40, add the A Box for $10, and then add one of these promo codes for a free gift and free shipping at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Free jewelry item of your choice w/a $50 order now through June 19th

Free jewelry item of your choice w/a $50 order now through June 19th