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Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Normally every year I get myself a new spring dress for Easter. Something springy that refreshes the wardrobe and can be used for all those spring occassions like showers, events, etc… Since this in an un-normal Easter/spring/forever I won’t be going to Easter service but I still got the dress!  Retail therapy right!?

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

I had this picked out way before we went into a state of shelter in place, so I figured I’d share anyways, beacuse we will emerge eventually. Wear and Share Wednesday is what I would of wore to a normal Easter service followed by brunch.  Wearing the Metalic Lace Shift Dress and Statement Stones Jewelry Collection all from Avon.  

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Maybe its because I’ve beeing binging season 3 of The Crown but the gray lace dress and statement jewels kinda had me feeling like high tea.  I really like how this dress is a little longer so it will work year round becuase who knows when I’ll actually be able to wear a dress again and feel appropriatenly dressed.  A gray lace dress accented with pastels works well for the spring but I can see it looking just as chic with white pumps and bag come summer.  For fall I’d pair it with navy and burgundy and a red blazer for the winter holiday season!  

This Avon dress launches April 14 but the jewelry is available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  For this un-normal Easter I’ll probably just wear a white sweater and lavender cords for a more casual Easter OOTD.  I WILL however, be still coloring eggs, making Easter basekts for my family and husband and making a delicious meal served on my hardly used fine china.  

Wear and Share Wednesday: Stripes

Wear and Share Wednesday:  Stripes

Wear and Share Wednesday: Stripes

Well, this shelter in place/work from home lifestyle doesn’t really mix with my business casual wardrobe. However, it does allow me to reintroduce myself to my jeans and tees. I picked up a few new casual pieces from Avon that will mix and match with my wardrobe, including this striped tee from Avon.  

Tango Love!

Tango Love!

White Jeans, Striped Tee, Red Cardi

White Jeans, Striped Tee, Red Cardi

The Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Front Top is only $29.99 and comes in 4 colors.  I went with the black and white stripe.  I love that this has a relaxed fit, 3/4th sleeve and some lace front detailing to give it a little something.  This top looks good with jeans and cardi but also with leggings and top knot!  PERFECT for shelter in place/wfh.

Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Up Top

Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Up Top

I paired this with my white jeans and a red cardigan sweater (both killer finds from Ross Dress For Less).  This OOTD was perfect for my work from home day, then a visit to my family to celebrate my niece’s birthday.  Having a birthday during this coronavirus isn’t ideal, but we had a great pancake brunch at home to celebrate her day complete with some Avon sheet masks and fun drinks!

Family

Family

I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy!  If you need a little pick me up I highly reccomend this tee and some sheet masks.  Both you can use during the shelter in place time, and after!  There’s a ton of new arrivals over at the eBoutique so be sure to check them out!

Coronavirus Lash Challenge

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

Get fuller longer lashes once we emerge from this shelter in place!

Get fuller longer lashes once we emerge from this shelter in place!

This virus has us social distancing, self quarantining, and basically stuck at home with limited activities for the next couple of weeks. So I CHALLENGE you to take advantage of this time to get LUSH, NATURAL LASHES! How? with the Avon Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes. So you’ll come out the end of this unique time with some seriously lush lashes and brows.

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

I started this challenge last week and I’m already seeing a difference! Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Serum in on sale for only $24.99 ($60 value) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger OR anyone who places a $70 order I’ll send you the serum FOR FREE! If you accept the challenge, order to get your serum, and use it for the next few weeks then let me know your results. I’ll send you a gift for the start of your challenge. Once you complete the challenge you’ll get you a Lush Lash Challenge gift and Avon credit off your next order! Who’s up for the challenge!?

Get longer and fuller lashes.

Get longer and fuller lashes.

WHAT IS THE AVON ANEW CLINICAL UNLIMTED LASHES LASH AND BROW SERUM? Get lush lashes that are all yours with Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum*. Our unique serum, with a peptide blend and botanicals, is designed to dramatically enhance the look of your lashes. In just weeks, lashes look longer, fuller and healthier. .10 fl. oz.

• 84% of women agreed lashes look longer after 8 weeks of use
• 84% of women agreed lashes look fuller after 8 weeks of use
• 81% of women agreed lashes are visibly healthier after 8 weeks of use

BENEFITS
• Begin seeing results in 4 weeks
• Extra-thin brush allows for precise application along the upper lash line and brows
• Phthalate-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free
• Hypoallergenic
• Vegan

Easy to use thin brush tip!

Easy to use thin brush tip!


TO USE
For lashes, apply once daily on clean, dry skin at nighttime, prior to skin care regimen by sweeping a thin layer of serum along the lash line of upper eyelids only, like a liquid eye liner. Do not apply to lower lashes. One dip into the vial is the proper amount of serum for both upper eyelids. Do not double dip. Let dry. Do not rub eyes.

For brows, apply Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes on clean, dry skin as you would a brow pencil to the natural shape of your brow, concentrating on sparse, thinning or over-groomed areas.

Here's my before picture, and will share the after once we emerge!

Here’s my before picture, and will share the after once we emerge!

I’m not trying to make light of the serious situation we are in, but I am trying to make it as positive as possible. I myself have a vacation at the end of May that is very touch and go. I started this really to get lush lashes for that vacation and thought that the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a lash challenge. Now I’m extending that beyond me to you! For the summer I love all lake days, swimming, and no makeup lazy warm afternoons so I need summer ready lashes for that exact reason. I don’t want fake lash extensions that I have to worry about and falsies that bug my sensitive eyes, I want naturally long and lush lashes. This serum REALLY works for that. I’m getting my lashes summer ready, who else wants in!?  If you were doing extensions nows the time to give them a break, regrow your lashes and get them to a long and lovely level!

Shop Avon Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash and Brow Serum Online

Who wants in!?

Who wants in!?

#LipofTheDay Love Until Valentine’s Day!

#lipoftheday Lip Love

#lipoftheday Lip Love

Happy Makeup Monday!  Did you guys realize Valentine’s Day is under a month away.  We don’t have to have big elaborate plans but it is an excuse to theme out your day and share some love.  It is the middle of winter and things are kinda blah so anything to brighten that up right!?  To do that I’ll be sharing my favorite lippies  ❤  Here’s what I’m loving today!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Mousiture in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Word on the Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks:

AVON x THE FACE SHOP
Our exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop brings you super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world. Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick contains a moisturizing color-rich formula that caresses lips with a soft, satiny finish—all in a single stroke! Our essential lip-softening oil blend of sweet almond, chamomile, rose and lavender oils conditions your pout for a non-drying, supple feel. .12 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• 20 high-impact shades
• Vivid, pigment-rich color swipes on effortlessly
• Lightweight formula hugs lips like a second skin
• Fresh, sleek design

TO USE
Apply to center of lips and blend.
How To: The Flushed Lip
Are there pops of color you’re always eyeing, but never dare to try? Try this tip for wearing any lip color in a natural way.
1. Choose your color and saturate on the center of your lips.
2. Using your finger, tap and blend the color as if you’re rubbing in a lip balm. Once the color starts to dissolve into your lips, gently pull your finger to the top of your lip and dab your Cupid’s bow.
3. The end result is a halo effect showing a gorgeous pop of color!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisutre in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Blush Beige

Word of Alicia:  I did not follow the instructions, I just put it on like regular lipstick.  The color payoff was really good and lasted.  I did find them comfortable to wear and for a satin more of a matte stain than a glossier satin if that makes sense.  I’m actually really excited to try them now using the instructions above and apply kind of more like a balm.  I picked up 4 more shades and will certainly be trying this technique with a few of those.

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

❤ #lipoftheday everyday until Valentine’s Day helping you find your lip love.  Follow along, love/like your favorites and find your perfect match! ❤ If you’re looking for a little lip love, something new for 2020 to brighten up let me help you find your perfect lip match.  If you want some personal consulation on what colors/formulas would work best for you hit me up!  Comment/DM/email

 

 

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving enjoying the holiday with friends and family all while looking fab.  One thing about the holidays, is that magical feeling you get from the nostalgia. I love a holiday tradition, applying my old and making new ones.  Heather and I are trying to share those vibes today with a little vintage holiday.  Vintage is not only super on trend, and a theme perfect for gifting for all ages, but its also a way to capture those warm and fuzzies.

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Get Ready With Me!

Get Ready With Me!

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Getting ready for holiday events is half the fun.  Everyday I use a body lotion because if I forget to put on perfume I at least have a fragrant layer.  A vintage inpspired makeup look is perfect for the holidays, a neutral eye, winged liner and a red lip.  PERFECT.  Topped  off with some jewelry whatever you’re wearing feels as special as the day.  For my neutral eye I’ve been loving the So Gorgeous Eye Palette.  For my holdiay red lip I’m loving the Avon Iconic Lipstick in crimson carnation.  Not only is it the perfecto holiday red, its also in a fun vintage inspired metal tube that feels just as special pulling it out and using it.

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Classic Winged Liner

Classic Winged Liner

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Avon's Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Avon’s Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

I usually like to pull vintage vibes when I’m wearing all black, its a way to take your basics from being boring to being the bee’s knees!  Pop of red, pop of sparkly and I’m holiday ready.  Not only do I personally like to wear this look I think it would make a great gift idea.  You could do the Sparkling Vanilla Champaign bath and body collection with the So Gorgeous Eye Palette and an Iconic lipstick for a gift that works well after the new year.  Bump it up with some jewelry or those adorable bubble baths in the cute cat bottles for even bigger gift.  (see Heather’s Vintage Holiday below)

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

“Whether you want to add a little vintage glam, a sprinkle of whimsy, or go full retro for the holidays, Avon’s got you!  Everything old is new again–or at least cool again–so tease that hair, wing that eyeliner, and jump into the hip and happening trend this season

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Start by taking a luxurious bubble bath with Prim and Prissy to keep you company.  After drying off, spray on a layer of the Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Body Mist to be that hint of a fragrance in the room everyone asks about. 

Prim and Priss

Prim and Priss

Crack open the Classic Glam A Box to line those eyes in smoke and brush on some mascara that will stay put throughout the entire day, no matter what you do.  Pick your favorite lip color from three classic shades in the Iconic Lipstick line and make sure to carry it with you in your clutch–these tubes are a work of art in and of themselves!  Accessorize with your jewelry pieces of choice–there are TONS of pieces to choose from to suit your particular taste, but make sure to add the Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin to your coat lapel or scarf to top it off with seasonal style.  And don’t forget that hostess gift: the 2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament is sure to delight and you won’t be bringing a double!”  – Heather

Iconic Lipstick

Iconic Lipstick

 

Avon products pictured:

So Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Willow, Wild Rose & Crimson Carnation

Iconic Jewelry:  Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin, Iconic Vintage Style Earrings, Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace, Iconic Bow Necklace and Earring Set

2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament

A Box:  The A Box: Classic Glam

Avon Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Iconic Pretty Purrfect Bubble Bath in Prissy Pink & Prim Black

You can shop the vintage inspired products over at the eBoutique and be sure to take advantage of Cyber Week!  Now through Dec 7th you can get 20% off, your choice of a FREE gift, and FREE shipping on orders based off your dollar amount!  Especially if you’re getting some of these vintage items, grab the free gift for yourself or for another gift!  Shop quick because these vintage inspired items are limited edition and going fast, some are already out of stock.  If you see something you like, swoop it now!

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

With Thanksgiving falling late this year a lot of retailers are releasing deals all this week. I’m sure there will be door busters that hyped up Black Friday but for the most part shopping now provides just as good of a deal. And let’s be real, its a short work week and I know a bunch of you are just killing time, screwing around on the internet, so might as well shop online, get some deals, free shipping and get a leg up on your shopping.

Promo Code:  AVONBLACK

Promo Code: AVONBLACK

Black Friday offers going on at the eBoutique with promo code AVONBLACK

Spend $20+ and get free shipping.
Spend $45+ and get an additional 20% off.
Spend $65+ and you’ll get our Life of the Party 7-Piece Gift Set (a $50 value) free!

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

Over at my online store all with the promo code AVONBLACK you can get 3 offers depending on order size.  The best value is spending a min of $60 and getting this free gift set.  This gift set could be a gift all in itself, or break it up use the hand creams as office gift, pair the beauty items together as a girlfriend gifts, or use these as your stocking stuffers, or keep it all for yourself while buying gifts for others!  If you need some ideas on what to order check my past posts during our 12 Days of Deals.  If you want more personal suggestions I’d love to help curate some gift ideas.  You can reach out to me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or on facebook.  You can always leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out to you there.

12 Days of Deals – Day 10: Free Vitamin C Serum

12 Days of Deals is still going on over at the eBoutique but only for a few more days!  If you follow me on IG/FB you saw day 8&9 but today its this full size Vitamin C Serum for FREE with your $50 order.

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

12 Days of Deals – Day 10:  FREE Anew Vitamin C Serum a $44 value with promo code VITAMINC

Word of Alicia:  The Vitamin C Serum is one of my must have’s especially now that its been reformulated!  If you haven’t tried it with its new silky, quick absorbing formula then what a better way than to try it for FREE! Vit C really helps with sun and age spots and the winter is the BEST time to use it and help repair that damage.  Pair it with a super hydrating moisturizer as with all vitamin c products they contain alcohol so you actually absorb the vitamin c.  I really like it paired with the Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  If I were to build a $50 order to get this serum for free this is the order I’d build:

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

My absolute favorite gift bundle is this Let It Glow Skincare Blockbuster for $49.  Not only does it have a $154 value but it contains some of my absolute favorites that I’ve talked about so many times it also has the perfect red lip matte lipstick for the holidays and beyond.  The Avon Mattitude Lipstick in Persistent is a deeper red that looks magical with simple eye makeup for the holidays.  And can we talk about that glitter bag!?  Its the icing on the cake!  Because we need to add another dollar to hit that $50 mark I suggest my fav senses in Starfruit & Coconut that’s now on clearance for $2.99 (see here).

Alicia's Fav Set:  The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

Alicia’s Fav Set: The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

You could either gift the Let It Glow Skincare Bundle, break it up and use as individual gifts and keep the free Vitamin C or keep it all!  Either way this order is worth $208 and you’d get it for $51.99…. A 1/4th the cost!!!!  I mean why would you not!?  You can shop this online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

Classic Glam – Avon A Box and Online Promo Codes

Classic Glam - A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Classic Glam – A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Go for timeless elegance with the C24 A Box — Classic Glam (product #762463). Filled with three full-size makeup staples and a gorgeous (A Box exclusive!) necklace, this beautiful set can bump up your orders to get FREE shipping and a FREE The Face Shop deluxe trial set!  (see more below)

Classic Glam A Box - $40 Value

Classic Glam A Box – $40 Value

Here are all the fab products inside (a $40 value!):

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush
Ultra Luxury Eye Liner in Black
Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black
A-Box Exclusive! Medallion Velvet Choker

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Exclusive Velvet Chocker Necklace

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

Get a Classic Glam Makeup Look with this A Box

For just $10 with a $40 qualifying order this vintage inspired A Box has all the necessities for a classic glam look.  This would also make a beautiful gift to anyone who loves a little vintage.  I personally think it matches so perfectly with our new arrivals that you would be doing yourself a disservice not to get it.

Glam Vintage Vibe - New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

Glam Vintage Vibe – New Arrivals at the eBoutique!

AVON PROMO CODES at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Free Deluxe Beauty Sampler on orders $50+ using promo code FACESHOP

10% Off your first order with promo code WELCOME10

Glimmersticks 3 for $10

Anew Neutralize Collection, all 3 for $39.99

Skin So Soft – Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

Classic Glam A Box $10 with a $40 Purchase

The A Box: Draw and Paint and Avon Promo Codes

Draw and Paint A Box

Draw and Paint A Box

Go play—and get creative! Color in lips with a long-lasting stain, expertly line eyes using a calligraphy tip and dress up your nails with pretty polish and bejeweled accents with the Draw and Paint A Box (product number 142876).

Unboxing!

Unboxing!

Valued at $37 get four full-size makeup must-haves for only $10:

• Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo in Inked Rose, .05 fl. oz.
• Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner in Black, .03 fl. oz.
• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Lavender Sky, .4 fl. oz.
• A-Box exclusive! Avon Nail Gems

Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 22 purchase (through Oct 14th).  If you would like this box after Oct 14th you can order it by ordering by product number (142876) and selecting campaign 22.

$37 worth of product for only $10!

$37 worth of product for only $10!

Word of Alicia:  The A Boxes have been very neutral lately, lots of fall feels, which is why this bright and colorful option feels so fresh!  I really like all these items, a lot!  The Lip Tattoo in Inked Rose is one of my favorite colors, and Lavender Sky nail polish works year round.  The Gems would be really fun on your nails, but even more fun on your face for festivals.  That’s why this would make a great box for teenage or college age girls.  Pick this one up now and save it for Christmas Gift Giving!  — Remember A Boxes wrap up to be really great Christmas Tree’s 😉

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

ONLINE PROMOs at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!

Campaign 22 Sales and Promos!