From The Desk Of Alicia

Your Invited! Avon Black Friday Deals 2017

Your Invited!  Avon Black Friday Deals 2017

Your Invited! Avon Black Friday Deals 2017

Your Invited!

What:  Avon and mark. Black Friday Deals!

  • Free shipping on orders $20 or more
  • Free shipping AND 20% off of orders $45 or more
  • And orders of $65+ get free shipping, 20% off, plus a free 7-piece holiday on-the-go-set!

When:  NOW!  (well starting, Nov 16th)

How:  Online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVONBLACK

[*note must be signed in when placing your order at my eStore for the offer to apply]

JOYFUL!  MAGICAL!  BEAUTIFUL!

FREE Gift w/a $65 Purchase (after 20% discount)

FREE Gift w/a $65 Purchase (after 20% discount)

BONUS:  Exclusively for my customers! 

I am offering 20% off your order regardless of order size!  I am also offering the following bundles at 25% off, if you order 2 or more of any of the 4 receive 30% off the bundles.  To take advantage of these exclusive offers you have to order direct through me (not online).  To do so just fill out my form (link below).   To order bundles just tell me the quantity under each bundle.  For ordering items, fill out the section titled “Additional Items” with which products you would like to order, even if you are not ordering any of the bundles.  Provide your contact information and I will email you an invoice for your order.

Order Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/kbAYsP3FFOfy0xVV2

Personal Services:  I also offer FREE gift wrapping!  If you would like any or all of your order expertly gift wrapped just check the box.  For instance, if you want bundle 2 and want it all gift wrapped as one beautiful lux gift, I can do that for you.  If you would only want the travel bag gift wrapped, I can do that!  I also offer personal shipping services!  If you are shopping for gifts and need them shipped to the different recipients I can coordinate that for you and get them to their desired locations.  Let me be your personal holiday elf!

Bundle 1:

Bundle 1

Bundle 1

Bundle 2:

Bundle 2

Bundle 2

Bundle 3:

Bundle 3

Bundle 3

Bundle 4:

Bundle 4

Bundle 4

I am really excited for the holiday offerings this year, and why not get it at a discount, beat the Black Friday crowd, and get it done early!?  I also would love to assist you in any of your holiday shopping needs.  These bundles are a great deal to knock a lot of people off your list, break them up or gift them all together as a beautiful gift.  Not super excited over these bundles?  I can help you create one that does excite you!  I am here to be your personal shopper, your stylist, your elf!  Comment, DM or email me at aliciahess1 at gmail.com for all your holiday needs!

JOYFUL!  MAGICAL!  BEAUTIFUL!

From The Desk Of Alicia – Happy 5 YR Anniversary to Word Of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

5 years ago on this day in 2012 I started this little spot on the internet! There may be more pictures but the game is the same.  In it’s honor I’m picking a few favorite posts from each year to look back on, which will be REALLY REALLY difficult, but here’ we go!

2012 – the beginning: 

  1.  2012 was the year I got in the mixed mani game… and here’s my post to prove it:  Nail Trend:  Mixed Media Nails

    Mixed Media Nails... Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

    Mixed Media Nails… Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

  2. 2012 also had some killer capsule collections from mark. like the  Night Iris collection with a Rebecca Minkoff colab and the Hamptons Instant Vacation were 2 of my all time ever favorites

    mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

    mark. Cool It Dress

  3. Week O’Nautical also got it’s blog birth in 2012 with this all white look, White As A Sail, being one of my all time favorites (sidenote 2012 was also my best looking year in my opinion, who says turning 30 was a bad thing!?!)

    Taking a LWD Nautical

    Taking a LWD Nautical

2013:

  1.  I really stepped up my picture taking game in 2013, mastering that self timer and getting a DSLR.  I’ve always loved this What To Wear… With All look, especially with the sun beaming in against this ivy background which I used a lot here on WOA.  Want to know a secret, it’s a dumpster by my old office in a parking lot.  That’s right, I use a dumpster as my background, WORD YO!

    Wear With All Dress

    Wear With All Dress

  2. 2013 was my first blog collab with Jackie from Living After Midnight!  Wear and Share Wed had some great looks but this Wear and Share Wed:  Go For Baroque was a favorite not only of my look but also of Jackie’s!

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

  3. My all time most viewed post comes from 2013 5 Must Haves For A Hawaiian Vacation!
  4. I had to add an extra fav from 2013 including two of my all time favorite looks, How I Wore It:  Skinny Pants and Copy Cat – Express Peplum Look
    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

2014:  

  1.  The biggest event in 2014 definitely was my wedding even though I didn’t blog about it much, but I did share my wedding nails and bridal shower nails!  Maybe someday I’ll get around to getting those wedding details blogged.  I also had some really good mani posts with Pumpkin Spiced Mani and Wear And Share Wed with a Valentine’s Day Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

  2. Week O’Nautical is definitely my favorite series and in 2014 I had 2 favorites, Guard Orange because the pictures turned out great and Warm Cabana Striped Nights which is not only an outfit I love to repeat, but also a WOA fan favorite.
    Nautical Guard Orange

    Nautical Guard Orange

    Cabana Stripes

    Cabana Stripes

  3. Sequins hit WOA good real nice in 2014 with Wear and Share Wednesday Effortless Edge Sweatshirt and some 4th Of July Stars and Sparkles.
    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

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2015:

  1.  I feel this little blog of mine brought my love for Target designer collars to a new level.  Not only does the thrill of the hunt get me excited but so does also sharing my finds on here because let’s be honest you know my husband and most my friends could care less!  Lilly for Target from 2015 has to have been one of my all time fav Target collabs and a few posts to prove it; Fishes on Fishes  First Timer, a bag feature here, and Essie for Lilly For Target.
    Fishes on Fishes - Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Fishes on Fishes – Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Lilly For Target Beauty

    Lilly For Target Beauty

  2. Beauty posts were upped in 2015.  I’m a HUGE beauty fan but I don’t photograph it well on my face, which is why I usually stick to product shots, which is my favorite thing to take pictures of!  Favs:  My Spring Fling With mark., Summer Makeup mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection, Nailed It:  Julep Smitten Kitten Box
    My Spring Fling With mark.

    My Spring Fling With mark.

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

  3. Looking back at my posts I totally remember how happy certain times made me with a peek at the outfit and this one was one of them!  Plus I really liked my hair in this Week O’Nautical Beach Sweater post.

    Lexi Kisses

    Lexi Kisses

2016:

  1.  2016 was definitely the year of Jamberry.  I signed up to be a hobbiest rep (you can too and get 30% off every order – contact me!).  These little nail decals definitely gave me a new gig for Mani Mondays… fav post has to be this Icy Mani one, the pics turned out great, application was smooth and a pretty mani to boot!

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

  2. The mark. Instant Vacation capsule collections have been a big hit every year but in 2016 they went to Maui and it resulted in vacation memories, tropical post pics from my sister’s house and some new favorite tropical pieces!

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

  3. One of my favorite posts from 2016 was this April Showers one, taken completely on my phone while my husband was fishing and I was killing time.  I just loved the umbrella pics and since it rarely rains in CA I loved capturing it on a rainy day!

    Rainy Day Favorites

    Rainy Day Favorites

  4. 2016 BONUS favorite was my Redbook feature for being an Avon Rep and my Word Of Alicia blog!  I’m truly honored and humbled that anyone spends their precious time to look at my ramblings on the world wide web regarding my outfits, nails, current inspiration, etc…  Thank you for reading and here’s to more misspellings, bad grammar and crappy pictures that I still feel the need to share on Word of Alicia in 2017!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

 

Cheers to 5 years!  Word Yo!

 

The Golden Rule: 2016

Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016. I’m not so good at making and keeping resolutions but I am all about a fresh start. A little mantra of mine is the Golden Rule and instead of a resolution I’d like to embrace and enforce it.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

To my friends, to my foe, let you read this and may no one dull your sparkle in 2016!  For my sparkle will be as nice and shiny as I would like it to come back toward me, even if yours is not!  In addition, a few things I’m looking forward to in 2016:  having more and many good manis!  the year of the monkey!  exploring somewhere I have yet to see!  exploring somewhere I’ve already seen and love!  decluttered junk drawer!  bringing in more sleek, simple and glam!  What are your new year goals and mantras!?

May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Word Of Alicia:  May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Happy New Year!

From The Desk Of Alicia: Technical Difficulties

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

 

Just a little operational note.  My eBoutique has been down for a week… sad face… but should be back up with a vengeance this week… happy face!  If you wanted to get an Avon/mark. Campaign 8 order in please email directly at aliciahess1@gmail.com

This means the campaign with the 5 for $20 lip deal (awesome beyond belief!)!  As a little sorry for the inconvenience I’ll take 10% off every order AND a free gift.  Please email aliciahess1@gmail.com if interested!

 

UPDATE:  eBoutique is back up so shop now and get 30% off with promo code MARKNEWYEAR at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

From The Desk Of Alicia – Update

Programming Note

Programming Note

Just a little programming  note:  My truly beloved macbook is in the shop.  Which means all my files, pictures, etc are currently unavailable.  I had all these grand adventures and fall previews to share with you but the computer gods had a different idea.  Please bare with me until things are back to normal and I’m not trying to do everything off my gen 1 ipad or phone.

I’m usually a pretty much glass half full kind of gal but lately I swear Murphy’s Law is in full effect!  But even mentioning Murphy’s Law reminds me of my dad’s old office at the township building in Summit… like the OLD office building that was really just a garage for all the equipment with a few offices up front.  He had this Murphy’s Law sign hanging in it and as a I kid I never really understood it but had my parents try to explain it.  I’d read it again and again… thinking it was, funny?  So even in a not so fun time I’m reminded of my oh so fun dad, which puts a smile on my face.

 

From The Desk Of Alicia – Happy 2014!!!

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Happy New Year!  (a couple days later).  In the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the holidays, a trip back east, my family, my friends, and some much needed time off!  A lot of that was spent unplugged and enjoying the moment and not worrying about capturing it electronically.  2014 is shaping up to be a big year…  not only is it the 2nd year anniversary here on the blog but I have a new nephew on the way, my niece is graduating high school and I have a wedding to plan!  I only half-heartedly make resolutions but this year with all this going on my resolution is to be more organized/on time/on top of things/etc.   I think the first step in making this happen is finding a really good planner to keep me organized… one that’s equally as chic and fun as it is functional.  Here are a few I’m looking at…

Topping the wish list, Kate Spade offerings:

Kate Spade Spiral 2014 Agendas

Kate Spade Spiral 2014 Agendas

A Peek Inside

A Peek Inside

Kate Spade Brightspot Avenue Debra

Kate Spade Brightspot Avenue Debra

The refillable agenda is really what I think I need.  Something with pockets and lots of options.  However its pink and $168 (neither are my favorite).

On the more affordable level Etsy has some great options:

Day Designer On Etsy

Day Designer On Etsy

2014 Planner on Etsy

2014 Planner on Etsy

 

Since I’m a sucker for fun office supplies these fun designs have me smitten:

Henri Bendel 2014 Planner

Henri Bendel 2014 Planner

Jonathan Adler Spade Design

Jonathan Adler Spade Design

 

laureldenise.com

laureldenise.com

 

The refillable options are what I’m searching for but I want something more fun in design, but this classic leather one from Coach has the functionality:

Coach Leather Tab Jacket

Coach Leather Tab Jacket

 

Since I’m not very good at this organization thing, I’m definitely open to suggestions.  Do you use a day planner you love?  Do you have a better suggestion?  Where’s the best place to shop for planners?  Searching Pinterest I’ve seen a ton of printable options, but what’s the best way to bind them/use them?  Leave a comment and help licia!

As for the rest of this organization thing for the year the biggies I want to tackle are my closet, my shoes, my jewelry, my office (both home and work) and my paper trails (documents/warranties/manuals/receipts/etc).  This will involve some pinspiration and diy techniques that I most certainly will be sharing here on word of alicia.

Here's to 2014!!

Here’s to 2014!!

Cheer’s to a happy and healthy 2014!

From The Desk Of Alicia

Dear Readers,

I am writing to inform you that helplicia.wordpress.com has received a full head-to-toe makeover!  This includes a new wardrobe in chic houndstooth, my favorite pattern and color combo!  Her accessories have been upgraded to an eye-candy header pic;  her body worked out and sculpted to a typeface suitable for words of power!  Most importantly – a name change!!!  helplicia.wordpress.com is NOW wordofalicia.wordpress.com.

Come to expect the same, only better!  Better looking, better posts, better features and most importantly better pictures!  (Oh that’s right, I’m the proud owner of a NEW SLR camera so be prepared!) Unfortunately, old helplicia url’s will no longer work, but all the content is here on word of alicia.  As I work out the bugs from transferring be sure to click the title of the article if the images aren’t populating.  Looking forward to more blogging awesomeness!

Word.

Alicia

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