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A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That's Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

Wear and Share Wednesday is all about the spring dresses! With Easter this Sunday, and numerous Spring events, I always find myself needing a new spring dress. The thing with Spring is it can still be pretty chilly, especially in the morning, you know, like when Easter service is and brunch! So not only do we need a new spring dress, we need a functional way to wear it.

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

This is why I love a long sleeve dress!  It gives you JUST enough to keep you warm in that spring breeze.  Layer it with a longer spring jacket like a trench and you can combat those overcast days.

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

I’m loving this long sleeve dress from mark., the Floral Femme Printed Dress.  Its a lightweight almost gauzy material so as the sun does warm up the afternoon you can push up the banded sleeves and bask in the warmth. Flowing, free-spirited and feminine, it’s the perfect peasant for springtime.  Plus the pretty pastel mint base with a print in living coral, navy and white make this an excellent on trend design.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

For spring events layer this dress with a navy and white trench, (Expresss; old).  We are pulling that navy out of the print on the dress and pattern mixing with the nautical stripes.  Work your topper to match your dress for an even more polished look especially for things like Easter, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.  To keep the chill off even more I wore closed toe mules in white, (Express; old) and a spring scarf (Avon; old).

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

I styled this dress with a mint statement necklace and pearly accented bangles (Avon; old).  This allows me to dress up a boho dress for my Spring events.  Shimmery peach makeup finishes off the look in an appropriate, but also fun, way.

Fully Functional Look For Spring

Fully Functional Look For Spring

You can shop my dress, and my peach makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to add on the A Box for $10 with a $40 order and use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks eye liners in black, majestic plum and starry night!

Pamper Yourself A Box

Pamper Yourself A Box

Pamper Yourself A Box

Spring into the new season with the super cute C9 A Box, Pamper Yourself! It has some of our favorite skin care go-tos you’ll love for this warm-weather season!  Plus, an exclusive necklace and all contained in the prettiest of spring-time boxes!

Bandit LOVES the new A Box!

Bandit LOVES the new A Box!

Get Pampered: One full-size and two try-it-size skin care essentials, plus an A Box exclusive necklace ($43 value)!

A $43 Value! Only $10 with a $40 Purchase!

A $43 Value! Only $10 with a $40 Purchase!

Anew Purifying Clay Mask: 1.7 oz.
Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream: .5 oz.
New Clean Rich Cleansing Foam: 1 oz.
A Box Exclusive Constant Love Pendant Necklace: goldtone

Bandit is digging this EXCLUSIVE necklace!

Bandit is digging this EXCLUSIVE necklace!

Word on the Pamper Yourself A Box:  The A Boxes this year have really stepped it up a notch, and this one is no exemption.  The pretty exclusive pendant marries perfectly with the iconic Avon jewelry just released.  Everything in this box are pure favorites!  I LOVE the rich cleansing foam cleanser especially used with the facial brush (Avon Anew Clean Cleansing Brush).  The Purifying Clay Mask is my go-to for detoxifying.  A travel size Hydra Fusion is just want I need to add to the makeup bag for mid day refreshes and upcoming travel!  This one definitely holds its value for only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Perfectly Packaged To Gift or Get!

Perfectly Packaged To Gift or Get!

This would also make a GREAT Mother’s Day gift.  Could gift it alone, or along with some flowers or pair it with some of the adorable Mother’s Day gif tables at the eBoutique.  You could easily hit your $40 order add this on and give Mom a gift worth much more.  Or even for Easter baskets for older girls, or if you give Easter gifts to your family members.  I also love this for a bridal shower gift.  Seriously this A Box is one to grab up and stash because it really works for a lot of occasions and the packaging is too cute!

Bandit Says

Bandit Says “Shop Online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger”

 

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

My wedding set is currently at the jewelers being repaired so I was in the need of a fill in, and what’s better than a design fit for a Duchess!  Random Snapple fact, Duchess is my favorite royalty title, shout out to Krista in 10th grade for winning that title at Snow Ball 😉  Anyways… This Sterling Silver CZ Triplet Ring was inspired by that Meghan Markle Sparkle so for this week, its my place holder.

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Obiv my sterling silver version is a little different as hers is a gold band, and CZ’s instead of her  beautiful, and I’m sure flawless, diamonds, but at $34.99 I ain’t mad at it.  It gives a lot of sparkle, a lot of Meghan Markle Sparkle!  This weeks mani also #nailedit with the Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be.

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

I’m REALLY loving this pastel polish shade.  I def feel it pulls more robin’s egg blue than mint but its a great spring shade and pairs really well with all the blues I’ve been wearing lately.  I’ve also been a little obsessed with all things engagement/wedding, like getting an album done from mine, and getting those dumb disposable cameras finally taken care of, and then one of my fav you tubers shared her engagement which made me have all the feels, and a friend is engaged, and I’ve been binging Married At First Sight… I guess its just that spring fever!

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

You can shop my favorite polish, these Gel Finish polishes online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to get your own Meghan Markle Sparkle to go along with it!  You know I’ve been loving these fine jewelry releases from Avon this past year and this one takes the cake, the wedding cake!  Plus, it would be cute to wear these two (ring & polish) if you’re doing the circuit of showers, weddings, events and parties or even Easter!

How To Wear A Spring Blouse For Work and Weekend

As spring approaches I’m ready to lighten up. Lighten up in fabrics, prints and in bulk. That’s why I’m all about versatile pieces like this mark. Floral Fantasy Tunic for both work and weekend! Let’s see it two ways this Wear and Share Wednesday!

For Work

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This blouse dresses up nicely!  For work I paired it with a navy trouser (White House Black Market), a structured tote (Kate Spade), nude pumps (Nine West) and a white druzy necklace (Avon Druzy Pendant).  Tucking the tunic in gives it a little more professional look, plus the neckline isn’t too low.  Pairing it with navy instead of my usual winter black changes things up just enough to feel spring worthy!

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For Weekend

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A spring tunic is the perfect dress down piece!  You look put together, of the season and comfortable.  I styled mine casually with a pair of lilac cords (Loft Outlet), taupe booties (mark. A Cut Above Booties) and turquoise jewelry (mark. Oh So Boho ring set and earrings).  This look is still weather appropriate for spring but with color, fresh fabrics and turquoise treats.

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Easily style this tunic two ways, and more!  I see this being just as cute with white denim jeans or your favorite pair of denim shorts or dressed up with a great pair of camel slacks or a pretty pencil skirt and under a classic navy blazer and dark denim!  Spring versatility at its finest!  You can shop my tunic, jewelry and booties at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and don’t for get to add the A Box only $10 with a $40 purchase!

The Best Of Beauty A Box

The Best Of Beauty A Box

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

You know what I’ve been loving lately?  Lip Gloss!  “Taking it back to the old school, cuz I’m an old fool who’s so cool…”  (10 points if you can name that song)  …Anyways, Avon Glazewear has me loving lip gloss again.  I am just LOVING this formula.  It’s super comfortable to wear, not too sticky, moisturizing and great color pay off!  I’m wearing Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink, which is just a perfect everyday lip color.  Especially perfect for spring.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Swatch (shade)

Swatch (shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Darling Pink is actually a cream shade, so its pretty opaque for a gloss.  In the sun shots you can see it has just a *touch* of shimmer that looks really stunning on.  I never would of bought this on my own, for no reason other than that I’m just “into lipsticks now.”  This Glazewear came as part of a set, the Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set actually.  After getting a Glazewear in my Savana Beauty Set (see here) and this one I’m officially on the gloss train.  That’s why I love sets, you get to try something you normally wouldn’t of picked out and sometimes its a grand slam, like this time.  The whole set is actually a grand slam!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Valued at $93 this Spring Pink Delights Collection set is ONLY $34.99!  I got it because I wanted the makeup bag, being a little larger I knew it would be great for traveling to fit larger items like foundation, full size hair products, etc.  Additionally, I needed more Skin So Soft oil and the Soft and Sensual scent is my favorite.  So for the cost of the SSS oil and the bag, I got a full size perfume, polish, lipgloss, shower gel and lotion!  Lucky for me I was trying out three new products (perfume, polish and gloss) and all of which I’m now using on the daily and loving!  Haiku Kyoto Flower is another one I’m kicking myself for not getting before now!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set Includes:

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Full Size Beauty

Cosmetics Bag, polyester. Zip close with handle 11” L x 5” W x 7.5” H
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Shower Gel, 5 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Bath Oil, 16.9 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Body Lotion, 11.8 fl. oz.
Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum, 1.7 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Pastel Pink, .4 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink, .21 oz. net wt.

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Beautiful Bag Details

Beautiful Bag Details

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

If you haven’t figured it out, I love this set.  I think its an EXCELLENT value and I suggest trying a few new products.  I also think this would make a perfect Easter gift, basically everything you need to fill a basket outside of some candy.  I have a feeling this guy might sell out, so grab yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and maybe pick up a few more Glazewears at 2 for $10!

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Channel the beauty of the south, even if you are the in the complete opposite side of the country! Savana inspired eyes, lips and nails are easy to achieve with this beauty set perfectly curated for the Avon Southern Belle collection, and only $20!  Makeup Monday is a Modern Southern Belle with the Avon Southern Beauty Set.

The limited edition set includes:

• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Clover, .4 fl. oz.

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

• Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Citrus Shine, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

• Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

• Avon True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On the Vine, .176 oz. total net wt.

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

• Floral-print nylon bag, fully lined. Top zip closure with tassel pull.

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Let me just put the word out on this Savana Beauty value set.  It’s $20 for a $48 value, so there’s that but it actually comes with some pretty stunning FULL SIZE makeup that’s everything you need for your spring beauty update.  The matte eyeshadow quad looks intimidating but you can day or night this.  I wore shade 1 all over my lids with shade 2 in my crease, shade 3 on the center of my lid and shade 4 on the outer v, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I got.  It was actually rather shocking since its not really that far off from what I normally do but it was enough color to bring some new attention.  And Glazewear… why have I not given this a shot before!?  This is probably one of the better lip glosses I’ve ever used, comfortable, hydrating and great color!  I’m back on the gloss train like its 1999!

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Swatches:  On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Swatches: On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

These shades are not only perfect to amp up your spring look a million different ways but they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day too!  The nail polish in clover is more muted in person, a great dupe for Chanel Jade!  I just LOVED it and I had no desire to buy it before, now its definitely one of my favorite shades.  Additionally the makeup bag is too cute with the Savana Blooms signature print from the collection exclusive to Avon, but it is also JUST the right size and shape for your bag.  Not too big and long enough for your brushes.  I just can not express how impressed I am with this $20 set!  Get it while you still can as it is part of the limited edition collection (see here).

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

And if you just want to dip a toe in the Southern Belle beauty pool try this adorable set too, Coral Fever Lipstick Set.  Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever is one of my favorite shades (see swatches and on here).  For $10 you get the full size lipstick and this cute little pouch perfect for stashing your lippies!  It would look really good with the above set if you were feeling a bold lip instead of gloss.  Both of these would make excellent Easter basket gifts.

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

You can shop both of these sets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger while supplies last!  See how perfectly they match the rest of the Avon Southern Belle collection!?  If you don’t know what I mean then check out my Modern Southern Belle’s feature on Laura, Linda, Erica and myself!  This collection mixes and matches so well together, there’s something for every modern Southern Belle!

 

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Happy Presidents Day! I definitely am enjoying my long weekend which included lots a errands, a birthday party, a night out for pasta and mini golf, a trip to Old Sac and taking in a movie.  While our mini golf outing there’s always a bit of smack talk, as I was wearing my new pretty Avon Lilly Coat, I was being chanted at “Your up first lady!”  Thinking about it, my coat does kinda look presidential!

Avon Lilly Coat

Avon Lilly Coat

The Avon Lily Coat is part of the he Modern Southern Belle collection.  They combined the vibrant hues of the azaleas in Savannah’s Forsyth Park and the sunny blues from Carolina skies with ruffled details to create ladylike prints in contemporary silhouettes.  The tweed Lily Coat with butterfly print lining is the perfect layering piece and transitional coat from winter to spring.

Wearing The Avon Southern Belle Coat and Earrings

Wearing The Avon Southern Belle Coat and Earrings

This is one of those pieces that will not only see good use because of its functionality but you will have it for years with its classic style and unique beautiful blue coloring.  Just look at this stunning butterfly lining!  I immediately thought of Easter in PA.  As much as we want Easter to be springy and beautiful it usually is kinda cold so this would be the PERFECT topper!

The detailing on this jacket justifies the price tag.  But if you are interested only smalls, 2x and 3x left.  If you are a medium I think you can get away with the small.  Shop quick before it sells out at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Modern Southern Belle: Word Of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Pour yourself a cup of sweet tea, because I’m about to share with you how to be a modern Southern Bell…. from Nor Cal.  Being a Modern Southern Belle means you take the idea of a Southern Belle and make it your own.  For me, the Southern Belle elements I want to take and apply to my own life/look are classic beauty, bright colors and lady like designs.  I think I hit all of those in this Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection.  This is my pick from the collection and how I’m making it modern.

Modern Southern Belle

Modern Southern Belle

My own modern take on a Southern Belle is pairing a beautiful colorful floral blouse with a pair of dark green ankle pants and lace up pumps!  For me wear to work dress pant is still lady like in styling but grounds the bold florals.  The deep green color and ankle cut styling makes it modern.  (pants, Old Navy; pumps, Nine West Outlet).  The lace up details and suede finish on my pumps take an otherwise classic pump to the next level.

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Modern Details, Classic Style

Modern Details, Classic Style

Its all about that blouse, that blouse. Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection is the star of the show, and its only $29.99!  This pretty blouse is such a spring staple, one with fun details and bright pattern is a great addition.  I can wear this to work, dressed down for weekend, pretty much for any occasion.  If you have a cooler weather Easter, this would be a great outfit for that.  And the details make it unlike anything else in my closet.

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Have you meet all the Southern Belles!?  Laura, Linda, Erica and myself all had different picks from the collection but all can mix and match for an update to our spring wardrobe.  What pieces are your favorite, how are you a modern Southern Belle?  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!  Shop this limited edition quick as the pieces are selling out fast at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Nailed It! Happy Easter With Easter Egg Nails!

Nailed It!  Happy Easter with Easter Egg Nails!

Nailed It! Happy Easter with Easter Egg Nails!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope the Easter Bunny didn’t hide your basket too hard 😉 I’m celebrating today with family, friends and food… and these super cute Easter egg nails!

Nailed It!  Happy Easter with Easter Egg Nails!

Nailed It! Happy Easter with Easter Egg Nails!

I paired my favorite peach polish, Essie A Crewed Interest, with these clear Jamberry Paint Me Pastel wraps. I’ve tried this Easter egg look many of years with hand painted nail art and it’s been a fail each time. That’s why I love Jamberry, perfect nail art each time, and quickly!

Jamberry Paint Me Pastel Over Essie A Crewed Interest

Jamberry Paint Me Pastel Over Essie A Crewed Interest

You can shop Jamberry here and Essie at your favorite beauty or drug store.

Easter Vibes

Easter Vibes

Hoppy Easter!

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

Easter will be here in under 2 weeks and if you haven’t found your Easter dress yet Linda and I have a few ideas we’re sharing with you today!

Alicia’s Look:

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Easter always meant a new dress, new shoes, new purse and a new hat!  As I grew older it turned into just a new dress, but now I’m back to the full sha-bang because well #fashion!  New dress; the Avon Romantic Floral Dress.  New purse; mark. Say Cheese Camera bag.  Because I thought these blue pumps (Guess, old) and yellow cardi (Express, old) were the perfect addition I added new jewelry instead from mark. (last seen here).

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

Dress has POCKETS!

Dress has POCKETS!

I absolutely adore this dress as an Easter dress because it has a fun spring print and a lady like cut that works for Easter Sunday or wear to work.  Usually I lean toward Easter pastels, but this primary number works just as well.  And the dress has pockets… POCKETS!  Any dress with pockets is an automatic winner!

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

Linda’s Look(s):

 

Linda's Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda’s Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda is wearing the Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress for her Easter look.  It’s feminine sleeves with a flattering silhouette in a spring worthy print, this flutter-sleeve dress is all you need.  Paired with the Avon Embossed Chunky Heel Sandal, Linda’s Easter look is easy to wear and seasonly on trend!

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

The Soft Flutter Sleeve dress is only $24.99 and the Embossed Chunky Heels are only $29.99 so for under $60 you have your Easter look DONE!

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

As a BONUS check out Linda’s other idea for a great Easter outfit all for under $40!  For a little Italian flair try the Avon Pretty In Polka Dot Dress paired with the Avon Spring Flowers Collection Necklace (coming soon!)  It’s super feminine and fun!  Polka dots always work and her red lip seals the deal.

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to order ASAP so it is here in time for Easter!  (or use shop runner for free 2-day shipping!)  If you were interested in becoming an Avon rep like Linda and myself, check it out here.