If the world of alicia was the internet #urbansafari would totally be trending. Mix a little safari, with a little bit modern, a touch of tropical, and a tinge of uptown and you get yourself some #urbansafari. Here’s what’s been inspiring me for the urban safari trend.
Week O’Nautical sails on with another red white and blue (lace!) outfit! This loosely nautical look sails into summer hitting those summer trends. Nothing says summer like a good summer dress that you can wear for multiple occasions from work to a bbq!
This mark. Sun On My Shoulders dress doesn’t launch until later this week but as an Avon rep you get the upcoming styles early and get them out a discount! There are definite personal perks to being an Avon rep. When I saw this blue off the shoulder lace dress coming up I was this will be perfect for Week O’Nautical! It’s my favorite color of blue, my favorite fabric, and my favorite summer trend (off the shoulder!).
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it a again, adding a good summer dress to your wardrobe is a must. You need something versatile, something you can wear to work, bridal showers, bbq’s and everything in-between. When your combating summer heat a summer dress is the only solution.
To take my summer dress a little nautical I added that same red lip and red white and blue jewelry from before (see here) but this time I also added this new upcoming mark. Street Party Bracelet, super fun cuff with metal tassels at the end, so when your bracelet flips around because you know it’s going to, it’s cute from either side!
I definitely been wearing a lot of blue and white this Week O’Nautical so more red was needed, good thing mark. came out with these red wedges, the mark. Easy Does It Slides! The wedge is not steep so don’t feel like you’re wearing heels and the red bands are super soft so you don’t feel like they’re digging in or rubbing, I just LOVE these guys for summer!
As we enjoy the 4th weekend a good tote is needed to lug around snacks, a blanket, camera, etc as you go from bbq to watching fireworks. This Avon Saffiano Two Piece Tote is PERFECT. I can put my cards/cash/phone etc in the clutch pouch then all my goodies in the tote, and I’m making sure to throw my Avon Bug Guard in there too, another summer must!
Hope most of you have today off, but if not hope Week O’Nautical is enough to help pass the time until the 4th holiday. If you’re interested at getting mark. and Avon at a discount and early, before it launches to the public, consider joining me and sign up to be a rep, even if it’s just for your own personal purchases. To sign up go here, for more information hit me up, otherwise you’ll be able to shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Hola from Havana! It’s time for our latest instant vacation capsule collection from mark, and we’re taking you to Cuba! Escape to Havana instantly by way of a limited edition bath and body, beauty and fashion collection and it’s hotter than ever! Let’s explore Havana instantly with a look at the magalog in part one of the release of our Instant Vacation collection.
Celebrate the energy of Havana with a vibrant blend of freshly cut papaya, deep Cuban orchid and warm velvet woods with the limited edition bath and body collection, Havana Sol. This is the sole of the capsule collection.
Right where Old Havana turns into Centro Havana, along the Paseo del Prado, get an instal-worthy shot in a dress that itself blends old (it’s vintage print) and new (cold-shoulder cutouts).
Bienvenido a Cuba! It’s the dawning of a new day in a place filled with retro charms. Go for a ride in one of the colorful classic cars driving around. Take a stroll through the streets to see the magnificent centuries old architecture. Match the energy of the city with an impromptu mambo, cha-cha or salsa. As for what you need to pack? Think easy pieces and keep-cool comfort from covered head to exposed toes.
The Plaza Vieja – the site of major festivals, bullfights and other public gatherings dating back as far as 1559! – is the place for watching people and oohing over restored architecture. Simply don a LDD (little denim dress) and call it a (great) day!
Overlooking Old Havana, you have a bird’s eye view of how colorful life is down below. Choose an electrifying chartreuse top and you’ll fit right in.
Get The Look: The first rule of Havana, the streets are your runways and daylight is your spotlight! That’s license to be bold with a crimson lip and to define eyes with a strong sweep of aqua shadow as liner. Get the look with the limited edition Havana Sol color collection including our next generation of hookups in a limited edition eye pallet, bronzer blusher and 2 full color lip clicks!
Regardless if you’re actually going to Havana, or just taking an Instant Vacation, this collection is perfect for your summer life. I personally love ALL. OF. IT. and you’ll love part 2 just as much. Every year I look forward to these Instant Vacation capsule collections and Havana did not disappoint. Easy summer pieces with a little hot Havana style, hello summer! If anything take it as your inspiration for the day and stay tuned for my reviews and looks! You can shop the mark. Havana Instant Vacation capsule collection here: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Spring is full swing! With all your spring functions it’s time to update your look! Fellow Avon Rep Lisa Monoson and I have just what you need to update; from a fresh new makeup look, to spring fashion trends! Come get ready with us!
Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:
Every spring I like to refresh my wardrobe with a few key pieces that you can mix into what you already have to breath some fresh spring air into your look. These pieces include a pair of sandals, a new spring nail shade, a spring worthy top, a lighter handbag and lastly a new spring dress or 2! This season it is the Avon Pontee Peakaboo Lace Hem Dress.
To get this dress ready for spring I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings along with the Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag (last seen here and here!). I personally like to pair a dress this length with a good heel to elongate.
A fresh new spring look isn’t complete without all the finishing touches, like a fresh spring makeup look! I re-created Lisa’s spring makeup tutorial for a complete look. Here’s how to get the look…
Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:
Products used: Anew Reversalist Day Cream, Avon Magix Face Perfector, Avon Glimmerstick Brow Pencil, mark. Please Hold Eye Primer, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, Avon Glimmerstick in Emerald, Avon Nourishing Mascara in Black, Avon True Color Flawless Foundation in Shell and Cream Beige, mark. Glowdacious, Avon CC Cream, Avon Smooth Minerals Be Blushed, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Light, Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector Avon Extra Lasting LipStain
How perfect is Lisa’s makeup look for spring!? It just brightens up her whole look and will match perfectly with all the spring fashion trends, if my recreation was any sort of testament of how great it looks. You can even get her hair tutorial to update your locks for spring too! Be sure to follow Lisa’s YouTube channel for all her videos and inspiration!
You can shop these spring fashion trends and the products used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger. Want to get it all for 40%!?! Sign up for the Avon Opportunity and get 40% off your first order!
I have the hookup on Lucy Hale’s beauty brave cover look! Lucy, mark.’s brand ambassador, is looking stunning on the current mag cover, launching the new color collection revamp from mark. (see my review here) So stunning I needed to recreate and share the details!
Lucy is not only excited to show us the new color collection from mark., but you can get a good look at her cover look. Her look flips the script on a smoky eye with dramatic sweeps of wine shadow and a lavender highlight on the brow bones. Use a mix of liners and finish with a nude lip!
I personally love this look! Cheeks are sculpted, eyes are dramatic and lips are easy. For Lucy’s look they used mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Smoke and Mirrors, Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blue in in Mauve Forward, Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Daybreak and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All. (shop them all here)
See How To Get The Look:
Using only a few products that easily fit in your makeup bag, you can get this dramatic makeup look. Be beauty brave and re-create this look and make it your own. I went lighter on the eye for a little less smoky look. Lucy and I have totally different coloring but it works both ways!
Be beauty brave and try something new, be it a smokey eye or a new nude lip shade! You can shop the new mark. color collection here!
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!
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).
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!
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!
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!
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.
As soon as that spring weather hits everyone is itching to get out and do something, wether it is meeting up for a brunch date, happy hour date, a romantic date and everything in between, I have the PERFECT outfit!
This mark. Garden Design Dress is the ultimate spring date outfit. Not only does it feature one of the hottest trends for spring, the statement sleeve, it also has at the most perfectly fun, slightly romantic and certainly adorable cut to it. Fitted in the bodice with a little flair out for the skirt, this dress will not only impress it will also work with pretty much any function you can think of.
This dress is versatile enough it will compliment even your dates! Here are 4 spring trend looks for guys from Bonobos, that if you put this dress next to, it compliments each and every one. Just another reason this guy is the perfect spring date outfit! See more here!
I paired my mark. Garden Design Dress with grey over the knee boots (Shoedazzle) and my favorite goes-everywhere, goes-with-everything tote, the mark. Dragon Around Tote (last seen here and here). To add a little springy touch this white and gold floral design necklace from Kate Spade was the perfect finishing touch!
If you’re looking for the perfect spring date look with all the right trends this mark. Garden Design Dress is it. Note that the fabric has no stretch so if you are in-between sizes might want to consider going up. You know what else is great about this dress, the sleeves are just the right length the they don’t get in the way while doing things like washing your hands!
You can get the mark. line from Avon at my eBoutique. For men’s spring apparel trends check out Bonobos here. If you love this date look and would like to get it for 40% take advantage of the Avon Opportunity here and get 40% off your first order!
Daylight Savings Time was this Sunday so why not spring forward with some florals! I’ve been obsessing over florals lately, from fresh cut ones gracing my vases to dark floral prints on my blouses!
On those cooler spring days you still need to dress for the weather but so over bulky dark sweaters this kind of outfit really works. I’m loving this floral cut-out blouse from White House Black Market. Besides drooling over it for weeks, it is on trend and spring friendly enough to lighten up my look! I paired it with black leggings and burgundy boots from Shoedazzle. My mint Kate Spades makes it even more spring forward!
I’ve been just loving anything floral this year, and I’m not alone. It’s a been a huge trend this spring with a unique take, like having the actual floral print be larger and against a dark background. It also works great layered under a light jacket! Why not spring forward and ditch those dark heavy winter layers while still being seasonally appropriate!
Do you know what’s sheer brilliance? Sheer blouses! I love a good sheer blouse because I think they really flatter a curvy shape, are really easy to wear, work with a variety of bottoms and create a very pretty illusion. Currently the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse is, well, sheer brilliance in the sheer blouse trend.
Wearing the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse tucked into the mark. Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt that is currently on sale for only $19.99! As we are still transitioning in weather, I paired it with over the knee boots from Shoedazzle but easily can be swapped out for pumps or sandals with the warming weather.
As a mark. and Avon rep for about 5 years now this has to be one of my favorite pieces ever. It is versatile for work or play. I also currently LOVE this mark. Sheer Brilliance blouse worn just with jeans and ankle booties.
To complete my look I’m wearing the mark. Rebel Luxe fragrance from holiday and the mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Pop Tart on my lips. Let me just say there are some real perks from being an Avon Lady. All these goodies, all these spot on trends are all available from Avon. You can shop them here: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Have you thought about becoming an Avon representative? Have you wanted a little extra income, a perfect money making side gig if you will? Or just would like to improve you household budget by saving money with getting products you buy regularly (like shampoo and mascara!) at a discount? Or do you just want the tax write offs? If any of these sound somewhat interesting to you, you should consider being a rep too!
Let me just say that being an Avon rep you have access to makeup and beauty, fashion, home good, kids, skincare and coming later this year wellness… so pretty much all of those other direct sales companies rolled into one that’s been around for 130 years, proving Avon is not a scam. My life has positively been effected by Avon and I can’t imagine not doing it. I still have a full time job, I’m not salesy, or outgoing but I’ve still been able to make a few bucks, save a few bucks and join a community I absolutely adore and have a ton of fun! I really would love to share this opportunity with anyone and everyone. If you would like to join you can do so here. In addition, I’d be your buddy along the way 🙂 please, please DM/Comment if you have any concerns questions or just would like to chat more!
When even is Valentine’s day!? What day of the week is it on? What am supposed to get this year… ugh! No fear, word of alicia has it covered. This year Valentine’s Day, February 14th, falls on a Tuesday… so that means Taco Tuesday and $5 movie Tuesday! It’s a precious week night so maybe you make the taco’s at home for Netflix and chill. But what about the gift? I have a few ideas for you straight from our Valentine’s Day Boutique on everything on what to wear to what to gift:
What to Wear: Regardless if you have a date or not you can still wear something to theme out your day even if all you’re doing is going to work. I personally lean toward red but pinks and purples are also festive! I love the look above for sultry date night look, the red wrap dress with high low hem works perfectly with a black lace up bootie and statement necklace all from Avon.
I’m loving this girly purple look from mark. for Valentine’s day too! It would be perfect for a day date, or for tacos! Paired with fun flats and a mini bag makes if functional while still being romantic. Also the kind of outfit you could wear to work just to theme out your day 🙂
What To Gift: Fragrance and jewelry are kind of the go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day for a reason. They always fit and flatter. Thing is, you don’t have to break the bank to get them either. Regardless if you your gifting your kids, your friends, your valentine or even yourself, there are some killer items at my eBoutique. For your kids, I love the jewelry sets in a heart shaped box for girls. For your friends the mark. Love, mark. bath and body line is perfect, especially the little hand cream. For your valentine, fragrance and fine jewelry! I’m loving the Avon Sterling Silver Genuine Onyx ring!
Fragrance is always a little personal which also why it makes a great gift for yourself. The nice thing about gifting it at Valentine’s Day is you can gift what you want your Valentine to smell like. For women’s fragrance I love Avon Femme and the Ultra Sexy Line, like the new trio of body spray’s for $15. Little Red Dress was just released and perfect for Valentine’s Day. For men my husband loves Avon Luck and I have to say I do too! It’s clean and casual so perfect for every day.
You can shop all the products mentioned at my eBoutique here, or if you want me to completely handle this, shop for you, wrap for you and deliver for you hit me up I’m more than willing to do it all 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day loves!