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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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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!

 

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!

Modern Southern Belle: Sealaura

Meet Modern Southern Belle Sealaura!  Sealaura, aka Laura, is a coastal lifestyle blogger with a mission to remain authentic.  She shows you a real life take on life on the west coast with her scientist husband and their pups Newman and León.  She is also no stranger to Word Of Alicia, with her latest, showing us her take on wearing a sequin skirt (see here).  Lucky for us we have a guest post today from her, a west coast take on the Modern Southern Belle with her pick from the Avon Savana Blooms collection (available now at http://ww.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)


Guest Post:  Sealura

SAVANNAH BLOOMS IN LA…

I never met a stripe I did not like so when I saw the Megan Tunic from Avon’s Spring Line I had to have it. When it comes to adding new pieces to my wardrobe I stick to what works for my lifestyle and shape. Tunics are essential for beach life especially in sunny blue stripes.

The slit sleeves makes this piece different for Spring 2018. I know I will appreciate the extra breeze come summer and the ruffle cuff is also a nice detail. Can you believe this tunic is only $29.99? That’s what I really love about AVON fashion, it does not break the bank. Adding one new piece can add a little pep to your Spring wardrobe and I believe this top is it for me.

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Avon ‘s Southern Belle collection consists of a lot of fun pieces that mix and match. This is my favorite piece because it will be great for travel and for beachy adventures. I am definitely taking this to Hawaii when I see B in February and during Spring Break.

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with León. He is currently living with my sister in Vegas because I am traveling a lot and am also finalizing the Hawaii travel for him and Newman. The boys will be taking a red eye in March and then B will pick them up at the airport and we will be done with this saga!! Moving pets to Hawaii is NOT easy!
Anyway, I miss those guys! But I was grateful to spend the weekend with him and have some snuggles before he headed back to Sin City.

In 20 days I will be in Hawaii to visit B. I can not wait. It will be a whirlwind weekend but we have set these little markers to make the time we are a part go by faster.

Do you have any weekend getaways planned?


Be sure to follow Sealaura over on her blog, on IG, Twitter and on Facebook for some more coastal influence in your life!  I will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

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!

 

APRÈS SKI PART DEUX

With all the winter weather, snow days and cold its time to embrace the cozy.  Cozy with a little luxe, that’s what apres ski is all about.  You might recall my last inspo post from last January (see here) but this time around I’m back with more!  Even if a luxe winter weekend isn’t in your plans you can at least dress like it is!  Here are some things to embrace for that apres ski life:

Fur:

Vests:

Ski Prints:

Cozy Knits:

I have an upcoming weekend getaway to Tahoe at the end of the month so I’ll be planning on how to apply this apres ski inspo to some weekend wear!  See more of my pinsperation at http://www.pinterest.com/ach167/apresski

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt – mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Tis’ the season for all things sparkle, glitter, glisten and sequins!  A few friends and I are in full holiday spirit showing you the ULTIMATE holiday party skirt, mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt!  This sequin skirt is like multiple skirts in one!  It features brush sequins, so depending which way you swipe the sequin the skirt wears gold or teal… swipe down for gold, up for teal, or create any sort of pattern you want.

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

Dipped In Gold:

Alicia's Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Alicia’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

I’m wearing my skirt as if its dipped in gold!  First push all the sequins up so it’s teal, then brush down the bottom in an uneven pattern for a dipped in gold look.  Perfect for NYE or a holiday party!  I paired mine with a simple tank, white fur stole, (mark. Chill Factor Stole), glittery gold heels, and some shimmering jewelry!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

 

Back in Black:

Laura's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Laura’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Our friend over at Sealaura is wearing hers in an uneven pattern to really showcase the uniqueness of this skirt.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck which would work perfectly if you’re wearing it to an office party.  Sophisticated and still fun!  Check out her full blog post for a really good look at those sequins!

Brush Sequins For The Season

Brush Sequins For The Season

 

I Love Gooold:

Natasha's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Natasha’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Fellow rep and fashion fan, Natasha is going for the gold by wearing the skirt all swiped down for that full on gold look.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck, a black and gold arm party (mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set), and tall black boots (Avon Cushion Walk Kiki Stretch Fashion Boot).  A winter friendly way to wear the skirt, and perfect for a Christmas house party!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

 

Day Sequins:

Bronwyn's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Bronwyn’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Beauty Boss and fellow rep Bronwyn styled hers my favorite way, for day!  Also keeping her skirt all gold, she dressed it down with a cute graphic tee and a faux leather jacket.  This makes it extremely wearable for anyone and everyone.  Add a little glam with the Avon Stylish Sparkle Multicolor necklace and you have yourself some day sparkle!

There’s still time to get this skirt for Christmas, and definitely for New Years!  TODAY ONLY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger you can get 2 day deliver for half the cost with a $50 order.  The mark. Any Which Way Skirt is $44 so add on the Party Ready A Box for $10 (see more) and have yourself everything you need for the ultimate party look and get the speedy shipping discount!

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box

Party Ready A Box

Party Ready A Box

JUST LAUNCHED! Get decked for the party scene this season with our newest A Box for Campaign 1. Our Party Ready A Box (item # 650-412) is glam-packed with gorgeous makeup shades that will make heads turn. Get dazzled with 5 products valued at $40 and only $10 with any $40 purchase.

Turn Heads For Only $10!

Turn Heads For Only $10!

Party Girl: 5 faves that will add sparkle to any holiday outfit!

Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color, Perfectly Matte Lipstick, Big & False Lash Volume Mascara

Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color, Perfectly Matte Lipstick, Big & False Lash Volume Mascara

  • Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask: 1 oz
  • Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black: .34 oz
  • Avon True Color Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner in Blackest Night: .01 oz
  • Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine: .11 oz
  • Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude: .14 oz
Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask,  Avon True Color Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner

Anew Clean Cream Cleanser & Mask, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner

 

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers to take advantage of this A-mazing value.  Because this is the ultimate perfectly curated box for your party looks I think this would pair perfectly with a party outfit!  Here are my top party picks to build your $40 order:

All of these party looks and product featured are available at my eBoutique so getting to a $40 order to get the $10 A Box is easy!  PLUS we have our 12 Days of Deals going on so get yourself some FREE stuff too!

12 Days of Deals

12 Days of Deals

Happy National Cookie Day with Linda and Alicia!

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Today is national cookie day!  That’s a day Linda and I can get behind!  With cookie baking get togethers, cookie exchange parties and just your general holiday meet ups, Linda and I have 2 outfit ideas for you for a cookie exchange!

Alicia’s Look:

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

In my experience cookie exchanges are usually a casual affair, so it’s a perfect time to wear jeans and a sweater (Old Navy).  To make those casual staples more party perfect apply the right accessories.  The highlight of my outfit is my snowflake choker necklace, rep lips and statement heeled boots.  I’m wearing the Avon Velvet Choker Charm Necklace, mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up and the mark. Rush of Plush Booties.  The rich textures make these trendy pieces party perfect.  And the boots are so comfortable you can wear them for the whole gig without having to switch shoes!

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Holiday Heels

Holiday Heels

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

Linda’s Look:

Linda's National Cookie Day Look

Linda’s National Cookie Day Look

Cookie exchange parties are a reason to wear something a little fun and what’s more fun then a  reversible genuine suede vest with faux fur!  Linda paired her Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest with a contrasting white bell sleeve blouse and the mark. Pile on the Compliments Pants.  Not every party shoe has to be a heel, her Avon Cushion Walk Lace-Up Gigi Flats are just as adorable and ready to rock around the Christmas tree.  To finish her look Linda has on the Avon Modern Glamour Collection Hoop Earrings, Jet Pave Stretch Bracelet and mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set.  For her holiday red lip Linda is wearing the mark. Lip Paint in Glamour.

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

You can get a little more Linda in A View From The Top Vol 3 (available here)!  And who doesn’t want a little more Linda!?

Baking With Avon

Baking With Avon

Now that you know what to wear, it’s time to make the cookies!  This year Avon Living offers the perfect baking items for the holiday season.  If you are going to a cookie exchange they make a really cute hostess gift, or a festive way to present your creations!  PLUS today only get an additional 20% off at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger as part of our 12 Days of Deals, so shop our looks and gifts and get a discount!

A Classy AF Thanksgiving

Classy AF Thanksgiving

Classy AF Thanksgiving

Not all holiday looks are all glitz and glam, some are just classy AF.  And what’s classier than a classic LBD!?  Sometimes just a classic black dress is all you need for your holiday looks!

Avon Chain-Detail Dress

Avon Chain-Detail Dress

No one needs to argue the power of a Little Black Dress but this Avon Chain-Detail Dress is a must have!  Not only is it a great year round dress in its crepe like fabric but its a great dress for the holidays too!  The best part about it, its only $16.99 at my eBoutique!

Removable Black Chain Detail

Removable Black Chain Detail

The dress features a removable black chain detail around the neckline so you don’t need a necklace. You could easily remove it and pair this dress with your favorite statement necklace.  For this classy af look, I went with a statement earring instead with the Avon Modern Pearlesque Tassel Earrings.  For the rest of my jewelry I went with a simple black watch (Michael Kors) and a simple sparkly bracelet (Avon Modern Glamour Jet Pave Stretch Bracelet).  On lips mark. Vinyl Pout Lip Paint in Glamour.  (could that be any more perfect of a name for this look!?)

Avon Modern Pearlesque Tassel Earrings

Avon Modern Pearlesque Tassel Earrings

Clean and Classy with a LBD

Clean and Classy with a LBD

What’s a holiday look without a little glitter!?  I added some glitter with these mark. High On Glitter Platform Pumps.  These black suede heels are really comfortable with the block heel and platform and also really secure with the ankle strap… and the perfect holiday heel!

mark. By Avon High on Glitter Platform Heels

mark. By Avon High on Glitter Platform Heels

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspo

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspo

I love this outfit for Thanksgiving because its classic but still fun, comfortable but still put together. It can handle eating all the turkey you want and still look amazing.  Think about it you could get this dress for $16.99, the earrings for 12.99 and the heels for $50, which qualifies you for the Beauty Of Gold A Box for only $10.  THEN use promo code AVONBLACK to get 20% off all of this, free shipping AND a FREE 7 piece beauty gift to complete the look.  So for under $100 you have your holiday look from head to toe NAILED.  You can thank me later.

Get this ENTIRE look for under $100, and a FREE Beauty Bundle

Get this ENTIRE look for under $100, and a FREE Beauty Bundle

Shop the entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

*editors note: alicia doesn’t swear. alicia had internal debate with even using AF.  alicia was a rebel and used it because alicia’s down with the slang.  word yo!

Mod Makeup: mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

Mod Makeup: mark Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

Mod Makeup: mark Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

I’m in a mod mood if you couldn’t tell (see here!) After all the inspiration of all things mod, I couldn’t help but create a mod makeup look!

Modern Take On Mod with mark. Mod Pop Pallet

Modern Take On Mod with mark. Mod Pop Pallet

On Face:  Avon MagiFX Face Primer, mark. Get Even All-Day Moisture Liquid Foundation, mark. Get A Grip Eye Primer, mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzing Powder in Low Tide, mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blush in Rose Without Saying

Blue Eyes, Pink Cheeks and Pale Lips

Blue Eyes, Pink Cheeks and Pale Lips

On Eyes:  mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet (light blue shade all over lid applied wet, dark grey-purple shade worn in the cut crease applied with a thin brush for a more dramatic line) blended slightly with a transition shade (medium brown) from the mark. Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow in Skinny Dip.  Avon SuperExtend Liquid Liner in black, Avon Big and Daring Mascara in blackest black.

Mod Eye Look

Mod Eye Look

Another view of the eye look

Another view of the eye look to see the crease colors

On Lips:  mark. Pout Lip Paint Vinyl in Cozy (last seen here)

mark. Lip Paint in Cozy On Lips

mark. Lip Paint in Cozy On Lips

When you think mod I’m sure Twiggy comes to mind, but there’s more than spiked lashes!  mark. nailed the mod theme with the colors in this eye pallet.  The mix of matte and shimmer, with buildable formulas perfectly capsulated the movement of the 60’s.

Channeling The 60's for my Mod Makeup

Channeling The 60’s for my Mod Makeup

The mark. Mod Holiday Collection Now Available

The mark. Mod Holiday Collection Now Available

To see the full mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet, complete with swatches, full sun and shade IRL views check out my last post on the full mark. Mod Limited Edition Collection.

Make Your Mod mark.

Make Your Mod mark.

Also wearing mark. About Lace Cami Blouse, mark. Fancy That Statement Earrings and Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Inked Up.  You can shop all the products used and what I’m wearing at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to add the A-Box to your order for ONLY $10… for $49 worth of product!

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order