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California Cool

California Cool

California Cool

This Labor Day I’ll be celebrating 13 years as an Californian! I definitley have embraced the laid back sunny lifestyle, which is perfect because, I love the heat and the sun! As much as I loved my upbringing, I’m not headed back to PA except for a visit. As a transplant, it does give a different perspective, especially style wise. It allows me to bring in some east coast style to mix with that California cool which actually works well in NorCal. I still will always be a little more dressed up then most around me, and I don’t find flip flops as a dress shoe, but I do support white, brights and an easy take on the everyday. Recently mark. released a little Cali Vibes fashion capsule collection and this California girl definitely embraced it, but so did a lot of my friends! The pieces are easy to wear, which totally represents those Cali vibes. Let’s take a look how we’re all wearing and sharing them all over the U.S.!

Erica Gerlemann

Erica G., Missouri

 

Stephanie Cudney, New Jersey

Stephanie C., New Jersey

 

Grace Cosenza- Epstein, New York

Grace C- E., New York

 

Elizabeth K., Florida

Elizabeth K., Florida

 

Cheryl A., Southern California

Cheryl A., Southern California

 

Rebecca L., Arizonia

Rebecca L., Arizonia

 

Ann F., Pennsylvania

Ann F., Pennsylvania

 

Sam R., Nor Cal

Sam R., Nor Cal

The Beach Bound tank is a popular favorite, just an easy tank to wear.  I personally love the Hot As Summer Dress, its a really nice knit, almost a terry cotton.  But this whole collection is fun and perfect for summer, and extremely versatile!  Just look at everyone with different styles and looks all wearing each peice flaslessly!  What piece are you liking best!?

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

I really see this entire collection being my wardrobe for Memorial Day!  Shop my favories and view the entire Cali Vibes line at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and if you’re adding an Eye Lift Pro get to it to ship for FREE with promo code EYELIFT (see previous post for more details)

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Afternoon Tea: Earl Grey

Afternoon Tea is a ritual introduced in Britain in the early 1800’s where in no time all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.  These days Afternoon Tea is usually only an occasional luxury for the British; a birthday treat in a country house hotel, or a welcome break from a hectic days shopping ‘in town’.  In the world of Alicia afternoon tea is a moment to have a little snack, zen out and recharge before finishing the days work.  I’m very much a tea person and would love if you’d join me for some afternoon tea!

I’m trying to make Afternoon Tea a daily ritual in my day to day.  In addition to my zen moment, it will also be my social moment, because after all, it is a social engagement.  Be sure to follow Word Of Alicia on Instagram where I’ll be sharing my Afternoon Tea!  Let’s launch this here on the blog first!

Earl Grey in my cup and burning bright!

In My Teacup:  Twinings Earl Grey in a Lenox Park City mug

What’s The Word:  Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle ($11.99).  This doesn’t quite smell like a strong Earl Grey tea but more like the soft bergamot, rose and cedar.  It’s the perfect all day comfort candle.  I ordered a ton of these triple wick candles from Avon and this Earl Grey one I was most excited for, because I love Early Grey tea!  Burns well and the label peels right off if you wanted a sleek look.  (nails featured in my last post, see here!)

Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle

You can shop all the triple wick candles Avon has to offer at my eBoutique but I highly recommend this Earl Grey one!   Let’s be classy, social and high societal and join me for Afternoon Tea over on instagram, and maybe a few here on the blog too.

Some Excellent Sale Goodies!

While building my fantasy cart over at my eBoutique I noticed there are a lot of excellent clearance items going on right now… a few to take notice of:

Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet NOW $14.99! SEE POST

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

MOD Fragrance and Lotion NOW $14.99 AND $4.99!   SEE POST

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. By Avon Rush of Plush Booties NOW $44.99  SEE POST

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. By Avon Split Personality Blouse NOW $19.99 SEE POST

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. By Avon Any Which Way Skirt NOW $29.99  SEE POST

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

All now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with a ton of other mega awesome deals!

A Loooooooong Jacket… on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket... on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket… on sale!

mark. Stay On Top Trench originally $75 now $49.99

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

So I did a post about all the things I never got around to sharing in 2017 (see here) and it included this jacket. Well, the mark. Stay On Top Trench is now on clearance for $49.99 so I figured let’s highlight it. This microsuede jacket is a lightweight jacket that easily can be worn across the seasons.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this guy!  And its seen some good use this fall/winter!  It is well worth the $49.99!

For an easy look I’m wearing mine with destructed denim (Old Navy), a black turtleneck (Guess), some grey booties (mark. Well Heeled Booties also on clearance for $29.99 at my eBoutique) and a statement necklace (mark. Tough It Out Necklace, last seen here).

Wrap Tie Belt

Wrap Tie Belt

Classic Trench Style

Classic Trench Style

mark. Jewelry

mark. Jewelry

mark. Well Heeled Booties

mark. Well Heeled Booties

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50!  A must-have!

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50! A must-have!

You can shop the mark. Stay on Top trench at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  If you are shopping for it after January 31st then you’ll have to backorder it by selecting “Product #” from the top navigation.  It will take you to an area where you can select a campaign and enter in the product number.  Select campaign 4 and enter the proper corresponding product number, then select add to order.  If you have any questions or concerns please hit me up!

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench Product Numbers

Extra Small:  830911;  Small:  830926;  Medium:  830930;  Large:  831937;  Extra Large:  831937;

mark. Well Heeled Bootie Product Numbers

Size 7: 719721;  Size 8:  197620;  Size 9:  197908;  Size 10:  197912

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get Red-y with Joy of Red A Box!

Get Red-y With The Joy Of Red A Box

Get Red-y With The Joy Of Red A Box

Our Joy of Red A Box (product # 034-797) launches in Campaign 24 and has just what you need to spice up your holiday ensembles. This red-hot A Box has Avon makeup faves, plus a delicious scent that will make anyone a standout this holiday. You can get these 5 products for only $10 with any $40 purchase—these products are a $41 value!

The A Box:  Joy Of Red

The A Box: Joy Of Red

Get Red-y for the Holidays with These Products

Red Lipstick, Travel Perfume, and Red Nail Polish

Red Lipstick, Travel Perfume, and Red Nail Polish

  1.  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Candy Red (.106 net wt.)
  2. Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red (.4 oz.)
  3. Avon True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liner in True Red (.009 oz.)
  4. Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red (.21 oz.)
  5. New! Imari Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (.5 oz.)
Perfect Red Lips With Liner and Gloss

Perfect Red Lips With Liner and Gloss

This perfect collection of all things red is only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You know come the holiday season all you need is a red lip and a glossy red mani to get yourself through it.  So why not get it for only $10!  A joyful, magical, beautiful holiday is yours!

The A Box:  Only $10 with a $40 purchase for $41 worth of product

The A Box: Only $10 with a $40 purchase for $41 worth of product

 

You Can Backorder!  Remember, you can now backorder A Boxes! You are able to backorder the previous campaign’s A Box with a $40 backorder purchase in the Campaign associated with the A Box you wish to backorder at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Our Summer Crushes

Summer Crushes

Our Summer Crushes

I have a crush and I’m not the only one!  A few friends and I are crushing on our summer staples, products that keep you at your best all summer and beyond.  Here’s what we’re crushing on and why:

Lisa Monoson ~ Avon Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil $20

Lisa Monoson's Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

Lisa Monoson’s Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

“My pick would be the triple phase oil, I love it for my entire body after a shower but especially for the legs makes them so pretty after shaving, nice glow. Great for those summer dresses.”  – Lisa M.  Lisa has that summer glow in her summer dress, the mark. Crochet All Day Maxi ($46).  The Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil is currently buy one get one for .99 cents with all the current Skin So Soft products.

Erica Gerlemann ~ Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel $10

Erica Gerelmann's Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

Erica Gerelmann’s Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

“For me a pretty pedi is a must-have for #sandalweather! Avon’s Gel Finish nail polishes come in pretty summer shades like Clover (and my other faves Mint To Be and Rain Washed) and last a good 5-7 days before I need a redo.” – Erica G.  The Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel  are currently on sale for $6.99.

Sheray Oliver ~ Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection $24

Sheray Oliver's Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

Sheray Oliver’s Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

“Sometimes a Woman needs time to unwind, de-stress, relax, meditate… I love the New Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection made with Mediterranean Olive Oil. The scrub leaves my dry, summer skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s the perfect gift for the Super Women in your lives….including the She-ro inside of YOU. #spa #giftsforher #avon #superwoman #wonderwoman #shero” – Sheray O.  The Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration is currently on promotion for all 3, lotion, shower gel and dry oil for $24 PLUS get a FREE cosmetic bag.

Linda Montavon ~ Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray $13.

Linda Montavon's Summer Staple:  Avon Makeup Setting Spray

Linda Montavon’s Summer Staple: Avon Makeup Setting Spray

The Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray is my favorite for setting makeup instantly for all-day wear. It’s easy to keep your beautiful going with this beauty must have. Bonus on a hot day it is the perfect refreshing,rejuvenating pick me up! I love it! – Linda M.  Linda’s looking refreshed as her summer makeup stays all day.  The Avon Makeup Setting Spray is currently on sale for $9.99

Jill Anderson ~ Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer $10 and mark. Walking Tour Sandals $36.

Jill Anderson's Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

Jill Anderson’s Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

“My summer essentials are the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer paired with a super cute pair of neutral sandals like the mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandals. My legs tend to take longer to tan than everything else so I love to use the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer to help even out the color. I love that it’s non-streaking and provides a natural color with a pretty scent. That’s a hard combination to find at such a great price. With a great tan, you’ll of course need a great neutral sandal to help keep your feet cool and show off the pretty pedicure. The mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandal is just perfect for this! It’s neutral color means it goes with anything and since it’s a flat, it’s super comfortable! Besides that, who could resist those awesome tassels and wrap laces?! They’re so on trend and so adorable!!!’ – Jill A.  Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer is currently on sale for $5.99.   The mark. Walking Sandals are part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Capsule Collection (see more here).

Rebecca Luedemann ~ mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes $18

Rebecca Luedemann's Summer Staple:  mark. Touch and Glow

Rebecca Luedemann’s Summer Staple: mark. Touch and Glow

“With my schedule I am all about products that can multitask. My summer makeup bag staple is the mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes. These all over face palettes pack a serious punch when it comes to creating a beautiful summer glow. Swipe your blush brush over the whole palette to get just the right color for cheeks, choose an individual shade to use as a highlighter or combine several shades to create the perfect eye look. In a pinch I have even applied a shade to my lips over lip balm to give myself a color touch-up. I have both the Pearly Glow and Coral Glow palettes and I love them both equally!” – Rebecca L.  Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes are a cult favorite among makeup artists, beauty editors and regular gals like us!

Alicia Hessinger ~ mark. by Avon Isle Style Bag $42

mark. Isle Style Bag - My Summer Go-To

mark. Isle Style Bag – My Summer Go-To

“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this bag when I got it, and have used it all summer.  The style is unique and a really good quality.  It holds a ton, so great for summer travel, and has a polished but easy look, which you want in a summer bag.  Plus, it goes from work to weekend.”  You can see how much I love this bag here, here, here and here.

You can’t argue with true life testimonials.  Sometimes you just need to hear it from the horse’s mouth.  To get these summer staples shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Some are limited edition so be sure to grab them up before they go away, and take advantage of the $10 deal before it ends on August 1st!

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

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

Flash Sale Alert!! — Favorites Additional 30% Off!!!

Flash Sale Alert!  Take an additional 30% off select products at my eBoutique, (here).  A few of my favorites are on there like the look below and the mark. All Bundled Up bath and body collection.  I myself will be picking up the new mark. Rebel Luxe fragrance!  Great time to knock a few people off your list!  Or pick up a little glam for yourself!

Fall Travel Outfit - mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall Travel Outfit – mark. Sweat Equity Dress  — see the full look here!

mark.  All Bundled Up

mark. All Bundled Up — see the review here!

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mark. Rebel Luxe On My To-Get List!

mark. Rebel Luxe On My To-Get List!

Shop the flash sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Customer Appreciation Week – Exclusive Steals and Deals

Customer Appreciation Week at http://www.youravon.com/aliicahessinger

Customer Appreciation Week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

It’s customer appreciation week over at the eBoutique which means some pretty good savings! Each day features a new deal/promo code in addition to some pretty killer fall steals!

Day One – Monday

September 12 15% off any $50+ order Use code: DAY1

15% off with promo code DAY1

15% off with promo code DAY1

 

 

Day Two – Tuesday

September 13 FREE Customer Faves Bundle with any $60+ order Use code: DAY2.  The bundle includes:

Avon Kisses Beauty Bag with So Very Sofía sample vial
Anew Ultimate Refresh trial size
Anew Power Serum premium trial size
Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
Glimmerstick Eye Liner
Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream
Skin So Soft Original Shower

To hit your $60 order shop the Big Fall Makeup Sale!  Your favorites for the season are on sale, stock up and save! Plus our newest mascara, Avon Wide Awake Mascara is now at intro price of $5.99!

Fall Makeup Sale Going On Now!

All Week – Fall Makeup Sale Going On Now!

Avon Wide Awake Mascara -- Intro Special!

All Week – Avon Wide Awake Mascara — Intro Special!

 

 

Day Three – Wednesday

September 14 FREE shipping with any $25+ order Use code: DAY3

Can't Miss Offers Going On Now!

Can’t Miss Offers Going On Now!

Free Gift With So Very Sophia Perfume Purchase!

All Week – Free Gift With So Very Sophia Perfume Purchase!

Select Fragrances at Killer Prices!

All Week – Select Fragrances at Killer Prices!

 

 

Day Four – Thursday

September 15 FREE Newspaper Tote with Avon Senses Comforting Fig 4-piece set with any $45+ order Use code: DAY4

Fall Scents Now On Sale

All Week – Fall Scents Now On Sale

 

Day Five – Friday

Flash Sale –  40% off select products Use code: No code needed Usually flash sales are only 30% off select items so this 40% is a big unexpected bonus! In addition to all our other steals and deals this may be your best day to shop, since there is no promo code needed with the deal, use one of the two below and get the bundle gift with your order!

Free Cleanser With Select Anew Products!

Free Cleanser With Select Anew Products!

 

Now Through Saturday:

Use Promo Code BUNDLE

Use Promo Code BUNDLE

September 10-17 FREE mark. All Bundled Up 3-piece bath and body set with any $45+ order
Use code: BUNDLE

 

Use Promo Code TAKE20

Use Promo Code TAKE20

OR Just for You Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme $28 ($50 value) with code TAKE20  In addition, FREE 3-Piece All Bundled Up Set ($30 value) with your order of $45 or more – Use Code TAKE20  Expires at midnight 9/17/16

Man these are good deals happening at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  With all the new fall arrivals there’s a lot to choose from and a lot of even better savings.  Be sure to follow my Facebook page or group for the update on the free gift bundles, some more savings and a look at the new arrivals!

Free Stuff and Favorites For National Pink Day

Happy National Pink Day

Happy National Pink Day

So today is National Pink Day… and it’s not on a Wednesday… how dare them! #onwednesdayswewearpink anyways…  If you know me you know I’m NOT a pink person at all. However, like with everything, there is always an exception, and that’s beauty.  Here are a few pink things I actually swear by and a exclusive offer for some free pink stuff.

Favorite Pink Lipstick: Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal Swatch

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal Swatch

Favorite Pink Blush/Highlighter: mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

Favorite Pink Fragrance: Ok this is a tie between Victoria Secret’s Original Pink Eau de Parfum and Avon Femme, either way you can’t go wrong!

Avon Femme (Sale $15)

Avon Femme (Sale $15)

Favorite Pink Beauty Tool: Original Beauty Blender

The Original Beauty Blender

The Original Beauty Blender

Favorite Pink Eye Makeup: Covergirl Eye Single in Pink Chiffon

CG Pink Chiffon (only this isn't a color true pic)

CG Pink Chiffon (only this isn’t a color true pic obiv)

Favorite Pink Nail Polish:  

 Light Pink:  Essie Fiji

Essie Fiji

Essie Fiji

 Barbie Pink:  Avon Gel Finish in Parfait Pink

Avon Gel Finish in Parfait Pink

Avon Gel Finish in Parfait Pink

Mega Bright Pink:  China Glaze Shocking Pink

China Glaze Shocking Pink

China Glaze Shocking Pink

Favorite Misc. Pink Item:  Avon Beauty Caddy only $9.99

Avon Beauty Caddy

Avon Beauty Caddy

 

Free Pink:  Get this 4 piece gift set for free with your $50 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code PINK.  Maybe pick up some Avon Femme, Gel Finish Polish in Parfait Pink and mark. Touch and Glow!  What are your favorite pink items!?

Makeup Monday – mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday:  mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday: mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Switching pace from mani Monday to makeup Monday to talk about the all new, limited edition mark. Maui Bliss color collection. With each mark. Instant Vacation capsule collection they always include beauty items that represent the destination perfectly.  This year, included in the collection, is an eye shadow pallet, a bronzer, nail polish and a brush set.  All perfectly themed out and in travel friendly sizes!  Let’s take a closer look:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow compact:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

With shades inspired b a lush tropical paradise, this mirrored mini palette packs a stunning punch.

Paradise Inspired Shades

Paradise Inspired Shades

Word Of Alicia:  They did a similar pallet in the fall of 2013 and it’s one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products, so when I saw they did a summer version in paradise inspired shades I was super excited!  The beige shades are very similar to that fall pallet and great base shades that work well for a clean summer eye when wearing alone.  The teal is updated for summer that works really well in the crease and as a liner.  Purple is always my punch color in the summer and the coral shade is perfect as a transition shade or in the center of the lid.  I really like how this compact is really compact and priced really nice at $10.  You’ll throw this in your bag for every summer vaca and it will be all you need!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers:

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

No salon, no uv light curing – just high-impact, gel-like shine in two limited-edition shades; Cloud 9, a heavenly white and Hula, a hip-swaying lavender.

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Word Of Alicia:  Think of that vintage Hawaiian print poster, these 2 colors are the perfect representation of that.  I love wearing whites in the summer on my toes and the purple is muted enough to be your go to.  I’m excited to do some fun nail art with these but the formula is so great that just a single swipe is self leveling, pigmented and super glossy!

 

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer:

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Get the gorgeous glow of Maui’s incredible magic hour instantly with this bronzer featuring shimmering rays that illuminate and brighten all skin tones.

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia:  Definitely a personal favorite for summer, bronzer!  So much it got it’s own review.  Check it out here.  But if you like Benefit Hula Bronzer you’ll love this for half the cost.  After that shimmer on the top is used it’s a matte bronzer identical to hula.

 

mark. Take Five 5-piece Brush Set:

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

Whether you’re off to a major Maui vacay or simply to your workday, this travel-size kit holds all your essential brushes for making up or touching up.

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set!

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set! – and there’s a peek at Hula on my thumb 🙂

Word Of Alicia:  For someone who 8 times out of 10 is doing her makeup on the way to wherever a really good travel brush set is a lifesaver.  This one has the perfect pieces for my life.  Something for my bronzer/blush and highlighter and the right eye brushes to get that crease, blending and the perfect cat eye.  Plus its super pretty in the gold case.  This set makes everything above worth it.

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

Be a Maui Beauty!  It’s BLISSFULLY easy with the limited edition Maui Bliss Color Collection.  (see what they did there!? haha).   But seriously I’ve been waiting for a color collection worth my hard earned dollars from mark. and this is it.  You can shop it and the entire Maui Bliss collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and check out the current promos going on here.

Get The Look:  Maui Beauty

Get The Look: Maui Beauty