Christmas

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

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

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

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

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

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

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

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

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

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

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Order 1 for Pass The Rum Cake Candle:

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

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

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

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

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

Order 2 for Merry Mochamint Candle:

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

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

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

12 Days of Deals – Day 1 Free Haiku Fragrance

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

DAY 1:  FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

DAY 1: FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

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

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

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

free avon

Haiku Inspired Order Idea

Haiku Inspired Order Idea

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

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

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

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

So seriously, jump on this!

 

It’s Red Cup Day

It's Red Cup Day

It’s Red Cup Day

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

A Red Cup Accessory

A Red Cup Accessory

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

OOTD

OOTD

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

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Mood.

Mood.

Hello November!

Hello November!  I’m ready for ya!

Classic Glam – Avon A Box and Online Promo Codes

Classic Glam - A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Classic Glam – A Box and Avon Promo Codes

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

Classic Glam A Box - $40 Value

Classic Glam A Box – $40 Value

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

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

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

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

Glam Vintage Vibe - New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

Glam Vintage Vibe – New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

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

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

10% Off your first order with promo code WELCOME10

Glimmersticks 3 for $10

Anew Neutralize Collection, all 3 for $39.99

Skin So Soft – Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

New Year New Mani

New Year New Mani!

New Year New Mani!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2019 is off to a spectacular… or sparkling start!

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

My New Years Eve mani has become my new year mani. While going through my nail polish stash I found these super sparkly polishes from Julep, which are actually a matte.  Making this mani something a little different and with all the glitter I was already wearing, matte seemed a good way to go.

New Year New Flowers ;)

New Year New Flowers 😉

These also look WAY better in person! I couldn’t capture the sparkle, so take my word for it.  I was kinda hesitant to give up wearing red on my nails but this purple polish is making it easy to transition to the new year.  Plus, first post always has to be a new mani post right!?

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

 

Cheers to 2019!

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

If the world of alicia was the internet #iridescent would totally be trending. This holiday season I’m totally digging on all things iridescent.  Its like capturing the twinkle in the twinkling lights; capturing that glimmer in St. Nick’s eye.  Either way… sparkle!  And ’tis the season to sparkle!

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

What’s glimmering in my world lately:

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

The Avon Ooo La La Fa La La Eye Palette is now sold out BUT I HIGHLY SUGGEST the Iconic Beauty Collection instead (see my post on it here).  You can get these other Iridescent products at my eBoutique and in time for Christmas and New Years.  Just $7.95 for 2-Day Shipping from Sunday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 19 at 12 noon ET with promo code SPEEDY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Glitter in my veins.

Glitter in my veins.

If you are interested in these glitter pumps they have to be ordered by product number at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Select campaign 26 and search Glittery Party Pumps, select your size and color (comes in gold too!) and add to bag!  Contact me if you have any questions or issues!

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl's Night Out Sweater... Or Girl's Night In... Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

It’s sweater weather finally! Well, I mean, in Nor Cal at least. That’s the problem, when sweaters all launch in September it’s still 100 degrees here and my money is not going toward a sweater that I’m not going to wear for 3 months. When sweater weather finally hits, most of the good ones are low stock, like this mark. Girl’s Night Out Sweater. My normal size Small and XS were sold out so I grabbed this guy in a Med. Which is now sold out too! Only XL and 2x but its SO COZY its worth a blog post.

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Mega Cozy and Comfy

Mega Cozy and Comfy

I think this style is one you can kinda wear a size too big or even a size smaller so if a XL or a 2X would work for you, grab it!  We had some chilly weather and this guy kept me warm and cozy all day long.  Plus, it brightened up my day with the fun colors and unique pattern and texture.

Winter Uniform:  Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

Winter Uniform: Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

I paired the mark. Girl’s Night Out sweater with a pair of basic black leggings and my new favorite bootie, these blue velvet lace up ones from Shoedazzle.

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

I’m also wearing the new Avon x Julia collection with the Julia Teardrop Ring and Julia Teardrop Earrings.  (Keep an eye out for my feature on this!)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Julia Teardrop Ring

Julia Teardrop Ring

As the winter weather plagues on I’ll be staying cozy in this pairing, no doubt!  You can shop mark. and more sweaters at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Be sure to check out the Avon x Julia collection, take advantage of the 12 Days and Deals and add on your A Box!  Man, so much awesomeness going on at the eBoutique!

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried-and-true classics truly never go out of style. Take it back to the basics with the C26 A Box, A Few of Our Favorite Things (product number 061-330). It has three staple makeup picks and our stunning Haiku fragrance (a personal favorite). At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will give you everything you need to put your best self forward this season.

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Classics Are a Lady’s Best Friend:  Three full-size makeup essentials and a travel-size fragrance—a $35 value!

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in black: .237 oz.
Avon True Color Lipstick in Cherry Jubilee: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
A-Box Exclusive Haiku Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

$10 with a $40 purchase which means you’ll be eligible for our 12 Days of Deals FREE Gift too!  (see details here).  I’m telling you, grab these A boxes as the perfect add on gift, girl friend gift, secret santa gift or just for you to get holiday ready!  Especially with this one, you can get a pretty red lip and defined eyes all while smelling super clean for your next holiday outing.  I’m also pointing out you can wrap these like Christmas Trees so win win!  This one really is my top pick from the A Boxes this season for a good one to gift or get.  Shop the 12 Days of Deals and the Tried and True A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

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Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box!  (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box! (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas