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Buffalo Plaid, Feathers and Red Lips!

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Only 6 days until Christmas, and another festive mani Monday down!  I’m feeling the festive spirit with finding a way to bring a little red, green and glam to my everyday.  Today’s festive is a buffalo plaid mixed mani, feather necklace and a classic red lip!

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Julep and Jamberry

Julep and Jamberry

For my buffalo plaid mixed mani I started with Friday Flannel nail wrap from Jamberry on my ring.  I then used Julep polishes to do my black and gold nails.  Once it dried I drew the line down the side of my ring and middle with that same gold and then cleaned up around the nail.  This really matched a lot of my festive red and green outfits I’ve been wearing lately, like this feather and red lip look!

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

The mark. So Fly Necklace with its black feather, hematite metal and gemstone details is a really fun piece for the holidays.  I paired mine over this off the shoulder sweater (WHBM) and a black and white wool plaid skirt (Nordstroms).

Festive and Fun

Festive and Fun

If your NYE is a little more casual and cold weather this fun necklace might be the piece you need to fun up your look.  Pair it with my favorite red lip, mark. All Butter Up in Fired Up and you are good to go!  You can shop the mark. So Fly Necklace at my eBoutique.  Now what to do for the ultimate festive mani Monday, Christmas Day!  What are you planning on wearing?

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

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Happy Halloween Mani With A Mom With Lipstick Kisses

Happy Halloween Manis

Happy Halloween Manis

Happy Halloween Goul-friends!  Today Rebecca from A Mom With Lipstick Kisses and I are bringing you our Halloween manis to get you in the spooky mood!

Alicia’s Mani:

Creepy Eyes for Halloween Mani!

Creepy Eyes for Halloween Mani!

This Halloween I went with a more fun take with these googly eye nails wraps from Jamberry.  Not only are they fun colors, worked perfect with my Rick and Morty Halloween costume, but they also glow in the dark!  (If only I could of captured it!)  My key to getting Jamberry wraps to stick perfectly without damaging my nails… Avon True Color Base Coat!  It’s the perfect base for not only nail wraps, but under any polish or even worn on its own for a clean nail look.  It fills the ridges, smooths things out, and allows your polish/wrap to last longer.  Pair it with the Avon True Color Nail Conditioner which is in an easy to use brush on application, just like polish.  Both are currently buy one get one 50% off.

Rebecca’s Mani:

Rebecca's Halloween Mani

Rebecca’s Halloween Mani

Rebecca used Avon True Color Pro Nailwear in white, purple, and black for her fun and spooky spiderweb mixed mani!  Topped with a little dazzlers for a little bling and the Avon True Color Top Coat to seal it all in.  To see more head over to A Mom With Lipstick Kisses!  Avon True Color Nailwears are currently on sale for $5.99!

 

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!  I know Rebecca and I are ready for it

Rick and Morty Wish You Happy Halloween!

Rick and Morty Wish You Happy Halloween!

Mani Monday’s Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Random Fact for the day:  “Gone fishing” is a phrase commonly used when someone is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, checked out from reality, someone who has taken the opportunity to get away from the rigors of the day to day.  Commonly placed in shop windows to indicate that they weren’t around to do business.  This Monday, I definitely feel this way.  So my Koi fish mani is totally fitting.

Jamberry Koi Legend

Jamberry Koi Legend

This is another Jamberry wrap from my style box subscription.  The style box offerings are limited edition but there are plenty willing to trade half and full sheets (including myself).  I decided to pull this guy out because I had a baby boy shower to go to and I wanted something blue and boyish.  Luckily to my surprise, her theme for the party was fishing 🙂

Adorable Koi Fish Design

Adorable Koi Fish Design

The fun koi fish design not only was fitting for the event, it’s also super cute!  Plus, my in-laws have a pretty legit koi pond, complete with a little bridge my dog Zoey gets freaked out crossing.  She stops, looks at the fish, makes sure they aren’t going to get her, then crosses.  Its the funniest thing.

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

You can shop Jamberry here.  If you are looking for a half sheet of this wrap, hit me up!

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!

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

It’s just another mani Monday… I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday…  and a Sunday Funday it was celebrating my nephew’s 18th birthday!

Jamberry

Jamberry Happily Humming

For today’s whimsical dark floral nails I used Jamberry Sister Style Happily Humming, a limited edition wrap. These dark florals with adorable hummingbirds really fit my aesthetic lately.

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Just another perfect little spring mani.  You can shop the new Jamberry catalog here!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! Alice in Wonderland quote or story of my life, you pick. Either way, the Red Queen villain Jamberry wraps may of been a late Valentine’s Day mani and a late mani Monday posting but still a very important mani!

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps:  The Red Queen

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps: The Red Queen

These wraps are designed with inspiration from the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland as part of Jamberry’s Disney’s Villains collection.  (which are retiring today if you want to jump on it or any other Disney villain go here ASAP).

15 Days Later... Jamberry nails it!

15 Days Later… Jamberry nails it!

I thought they were super cute for Valentine’s Day which is when I put them on… now 15 days later this is how they look.  Another reason Jamberry is worth the money.

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

A little note:  this red dress is Avon (last seen here) and today is the LAST DAY of the Avon Semi Annual sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use your 20% off coupon off of $50 use promo code THANKYOU20 because that ends soon too!

Grammy Feels That Took Over Mani Monday

Valentine's Day Mani Monday

Valentine’s Day Mani Monday

“Last night a DJ saved my life”…  That’s how I feel about the Grammy’s last night. Today I totally planned to have this Valentine’s Day Mani Monday post but then the Grammy’s happened, and for whatever reason it had me feeling all sorts of musical happiness.  Here’s what I loved…

  1.  The actual music!  Not the red carpet looks, not a funny moment or an emotional one or the personal statements, but the actual music.  Everyone was spot on and the performances were excellent and the music and nominees were all really good.  The spotify playlist, on repeat.
  2. Tribe Called Quest.
  3. Realizing that the song I’ve been sining along to on the radio that I thought sounded very Michael Jackson-esq for months now, was The Weekend.  How did I miss that?  Oh, because for this last year I’ve not been listening to music, but I used to…  I used to know things, listen to it at work, while doing things, while getting ready… somehow I dropped music from my life which I why last night and the Grammy’s sparked something.
  4. Beyonce’s Red Sequin Dress.  Well all the red actually, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Kat Graham, Maya… of course red carpet picks had to make the list.
  5. Adelle’s makeup making her look like a bronzed goddess especially against her stunning green dress.
  6. Bruno as Prince.
  7. My new love and appreciation for Chance the Rapper.  Granted you’ll find a good few of my shazam’s containing him but I did not have him on my list of folks I liked, until now with his genuine personality and that gospel performance.  Anyone who can smoothly work in Harry Potter into your rap has my attention.  Word yo!
  8. Katy Perry’s white tux during her performance.
  9. Demi Lavoto’s jumpsuit during the Bee Gee’s tribute… and well, that freaking Bee Gee’s tribute.  I also can not help but smile every time I hear the Bee Gee’s and think of those SNL skits with JT and Jimmy, The Barry Gibb Show.  Smiles every time.
  10. Finally, that there’s a carpool karaoke show coming our way.  It better be on right after lip sync battle 😉

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Meanwhile, Valentine’s Mani Monday brought to you by Jamberry.  I absolutely adore them for the holidays, to get those fun printed looks to theme things out.  I’ll be doing a new mani today for actual Valentine’s Day tomorrow, probably while listening to that Grammy’s Spotify playlist.

Jamberry Wraps for Valentine's Day

Jamberry Wraps for Valentine’s Day

With Flash

With Flash

How cute are those lips!?

How cute are those lips!?

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday - Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Halloween is in a week! Even if you don’t dress up for Halloween you can still rock a Halloween mani.

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Julep Ebony - Halo

Julep Ebony – Halo

This week I’m wearing a black halo polish from Julep called Ebony. Easy and simple but still kind of theme’s out my week.  Halo’s are really hard to capture when it is cloudy out, but believe me this is one awesome polish, PERFECT for Halloween.

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With Flash

With Flash

Without Flash

Without Flash

With Flash

With Flash

I do have a Halloween party this Friday so for my weekend through actual Halloween I’m going to wear these glow-in-the-dark nail wraps from Jamberry called Eye See You. These adorable creepy-cute monster eyes are a little different for Halloween. The glow-in-the-dark feature will be super fun for Halloween.

Jamberry Eye See You

Jamberry Eye See You

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You can shop Julep here (check your Ulta too) or you can shop Jamberry here. There’s still time to get something for Halloween!  In addition I’ve been LOVING these mark. Good Luck Ring Set.  It is a set of two statement rings for $22 over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

Mani Monday – Oktoberfet Nails

Mani Monday - Oktoberfest Nails

Mani Monday – Oktoberfest Nails

Cheers!  Fall festivities are in full swing which means I’m taking any reason to theme out everything down to my nails!  Every fall my company does an internal Oktoberfest and I take it as an excuse to a great fall mani, this year is no exception.

Jamberry Wraps In The Air and October Hostess Rewards

Jamberry Wraps and Avon Nail Polish

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

For my mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, In The Air and the October Hostess Reward wrap.  I did an accent nail in red with bronze glitter (Avon).  I just love the little cardinals on the In The Air wrap, you can shop in the Air here but for the October Hostess Reward wrap you’ll have to host a Jamberry party!  If interested hit me up, or if you just love the wrap and want it let me know I can hook you up.

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

If you are attending an Oktoberfest I suggest doing a fun fall mani!  You can check out my past ones here and here.  If you’re hosting one here’s some inspo for you from ours from last year!

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

PS:  I know I have a cut on my finger and my hands are desperately dry and need some hand cream, but this is real life folks and I’m not editing on a Monday.  Good thing I have some mark. All Bundled Up hand cream!

Anniversary Mani – Deep Red and Lace

Anniversary Mani:  Deep Red and Lace

Anniversary Mani: Deep Red and Lace

Yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary so in honor I re-created my wedding mani with a twist.  For my actual wedding I did a classic fall red with Avon Speed Dry in Red Wine, see the details here.  For my anniversary I tweaked it for something a little more fun, still in my wedding theme and perfect for fall festivities or even holiday!

Avon SpeedDry in Red Wine and Lace Overlay Wraps from Jamberry!

Avon SpeedDry in Red Wine and Lace Overlay Wraps from Jamberry!

Instead of all over red I added an accent nail in silver with mark. Nailed It duo.  Then, on my ring and middle I added a lace overlay wrap from Jamberry.  This is an old wrap from holiday last year but you can re-create the same look with new wraps from Jamberry with either Black Lace or Papel Picado.

Red Red Wine....

Red Red Wine….

If you aren’t already go ahead and sing red red wine… because I am.  To celebrate we went to Apple Hill a collection of orchards and farms up the hill a bit and took a stop at Lava Cap Winery.  In addition to my nails fitting right in they also brought back my wedding details.  My wedding colors were black and white with deep fall red and black lace accents!

Cheers!

Cheers!

You can shop Avon and mark. nail polish at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  If you would like to try Jamberry comment/dm me/hit me up and I’d love to send you a sample now that I joined as a hobbiest I can definitely hook you up and keep your mani Monday’s killer!