Reviews

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!

 

Unboxing – Fall for Glimmer A Box and Avon Promo Codes

Upgrade your everyday sparkle by pairing neutral shadows with Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner. Add a cascade of shimmery earrings for a full-on, light-catching effect.  The Fall for Glimmer A Box is a $40 value that you can get for only $10!!! (Special set price reflected when added to bag with a $40 Campaign 21 purchase.)

A Box Unboxing - Fall For Glimmer

A Box Unboxing – Fall For Glimmer

Three full-size makeup faves and A-Box exclusive earrings.

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

Avon True Color Eye Quad in Warm Sunrise

• Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Sunrise, .176 oz. net wt.

Swatched.

Swatched.

• Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Olive, .01 oz. net wt.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

Olive Glimmerstick Swatched.

• Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, 2.7 fl. oz.

Exclusive Earrings!

Exclusive Earrings!

• A-Box Exclusive! Shimmering Teardrop Earrings, 1” drop pierced earrings with glass stone.

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Perfect Fall Glimmer with the A Box!

Word of Alicia:  Seriously this is a must-have, a personal favorite and trending perfectly for fall! I know I say that about all the A Boxes but they REALLY have upped the game and its staying that way through the rest of the year.  Warm Sunrise is a user favorite, its just the perfect warm toned neutrals that work for all skin tones.  You can create a basic or dramatic look.  The Olive Glimmerstick is so unique but looks stunning on!  And because its not a harsh black it really works for everyone, even the makeup novice.  Can we just talk about these earrings, how unique for Avon and even better that multi-faceted glimmer!  $10 for all the fall trends, DONE!

Wearing the A Box!  (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

Wearing the A Box! (along with some Mattitude Liquid Lipstick)

So very wearable!

So very wearable!

Promo’s Going on a http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fall for Glimmer A Box:  $10 with a $40 order, just add to cart and price will automatically update with a qualifying order.

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

Who knew olive eyeliner could be so pretty!

NEW!  Live Out Loud Fragrance!  Get it before it launches at a special price of $25 with promo code LIVE

Promo Code SEPTFREE – Get a FREE Anew Reversalist Night Cream with your $50 order.  So basically build a $40 order, add on the A Box for $10 use promo code SEPTFREE and get a game changing night cream for FREE!

Warm Neutrals For Fall - Trending and Pretty!

Warm Neutrals For Fall – Trending and Pretty!

Wear and Share Wednesday: Touch of Fall

Wear and Share Wednesday:  A Touch of Fall

Wear and Share Wednesday: A Touch of Fall

Fact:  It’s still officially summer.  The first day of fall isn’t until Monday, and it’s still going to be 90 degrees this weekend so even if I want to embrace fall early, it’s really only a touch of fall.  I think I’m so tired of the same sundresses I’ve been wearing all summer so I’m ready for a wardrobe refresh, even if its just a touch.  I have done some great back to school shopping and picked up a bunch of fall 2019 trends, but I can’t quite wear them all yet, so I need to add in a touch of fall where I can.

A touch of fall with camel accessories!

A touch of fall with camel accessories!

I achieved a touch of fall with camel accessories!  This fall color is not only classic but neutral and really anchors my LWD.   I’ve known I wanted a camel tote as my fall bag since the spring but I haven’t been able to find one until last week!  I scored this clearance find at TJ Maxx and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for.

New fall bag of my dreams!

New fall bag of my dreams!

Lucky for me my camel and tortoise double ring belt from Express came in right at the same time and nothing is better than matching your belt to your bag.  This white dress is from my Express Style Trial box and belting it gave it just the touch of fall I was craving.  Plus this LWD is really well made, lined and the perfect quality for transitioning from summer to fall.

LWD gets the fall treatment!

LWD gets the fall treatment!

You know what also arrived at the same time as my belt and new bag purchase… my Avon order!  Which included this beautiful camel faux leather strap watch and this leaf bracelet that look amazing stacked together.  I had this bag/watch combo going in my dreams since I saw this watch in person at our conference 6 weeks ago!  These two are launching soon but as a rep I get them a few weeks early.

Obsessories!

Obsessories!

I’ve been obsessed with these white slides from Shoedazzle.  They actually have a camel sole so they work perfectly for this late summer look.  As we head more into fall and it drops down to the 70s 😉 I can switch out these slides for these snakeskin booties and I have an even deeper fall look. You can already see how I’m working in these booties and that animal print trend for late summer in my last post (see here).

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories

Wear and Share Wednesday has a lot of new fall pieces I’m loving!  Pieces that are functional for the weather, and fashionable for the fall.  What are you wearing these last few days of summer!?

Wear and Share Wednesday Vibes

Wear and Share Wednesday Vibes

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

21 Days of Beauty at Ulta

One can not live on Avon alone.  Even though I could challenge that, but confessions of a product junkie, I shop around.  Usually I don’t pay much attention to the 21 Days of Beauty Event at Ulta but I’m going through a little Ulta obsession right now and there are some KILLER deals in this event.  Its half way over but some of the best deals are yet to come!

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Daily Deals

Everyone blogs/IG’s about the Sephora VIB event but honestly I kinda like Ulta better.  I like more bang for my buck, having more options, and up until a yr ago Ulta was just closer and more convenient.  What I hated about Ulta was the checkout line, it is always so long and takes forever… BUT now they added buy online pick up in store and LIFE IS CHANGED.  I shopped the Beauty Event last weekend and here are a few tips I discovered.

My Ulta Birthday Haul

My Ulta Birthday Haul

Buy Online Pickup In Store:  This will depend on your location.  I did this and for the most part it was AMAZING.  I got my weekend deals without dealing with the weekend crowd.  HOWEVER I did not get the matte eye pallet I ordered.  For the daily deals they got a memo that they are not allowed to pull the online orders until an hr after the store is open so customers have a chance to shop the items first.   So if a location doesn’t have the stock the online in-store pickup orders will suffer.  I did notice now online some of the daily deals tell you if they’re available for your store or not, but if its something you REALLY want then go to the store when they open for your best shot.

Only got 1 of the 2 palettes I ordered online picked up in store.

Only got 1 of the 2 palettes I ordered online picked up in store.

Utilize the calendar notifications:  This was the first time I used these and was a huge success for my scatterbrain.  I scanned all the deals late at night so you know I wasn’t going to remember which days have which products I want.  Since I was on my phone, I clicked the calendar notifications and all week I’ve been getting the alerts so I know to swing in and grab what I wanted.

Too Faced Neutrals Palette is as pretty as Bandit... er handsome as Bandit

Too Faced Neutrals Palette is as pretty as Bandit… er handsome as Bandit

Stack daily deals with freebies:  A lot of the daily deals have free gifts associated with them too!  I picked up this neural Too Faced Eye Palette and with a $35 Too Face purchase you get this Juicy 4 Piece set.  I’m stoked for more freebies!  (see all free gifts here) You can also use your Ulta coupon, but normal restrictions (like prestige brands) apply – $3.50 off of a $15 purchase coupon.

Got this primer for $3.50 and this Too Faced Gift Set for FREE!

Got this primer for $3.50 and this Too Faced Gift Set for FREE!

I’m not going to lie though, I have a problem.  One of the main reasons I signed up to be an Avon Rep was that I quit my 2nd job but still had 1 job income, so I needed to re-evaluate my spending.  Ulta was a big culprit of that.  I signed up to sell Avon for 2 reasons, make some extra money to fuel my habits and get some just-as-good-as-Ulta products for a MUCH better price.  Who knew it would lead to all these awesome opportunities, income and fun!  Which also means I may not spend as much at Ulta these days but I do go through my spirts and shop it like a mo fo.  Picking up my free birthday gift was what set off this spiral.  I of course strategically planned my purchase to include whatever free gift they had going on, this time it was the bath and body sample set.  It included such a great selection of products and brands.  I’m REALLY loving The Body Shop 3-1 Tea Tree Oil Cleanser.  This gift set doesn’t look to be available online anymore but in my store, they still had it available with a $35 bath and body purchase.

Found some new favorites at Ulta!

Found some new favorites at Ulta!

I also got the September Ulta Birthday Gift as my August gift because they ran out of August.  This NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours is the Ulta September Birthday Gift and it’s just ok.  The color is a nice true nude that’s not too foundation-y has the right amount of cool undertones, but the formula is heavy, I just don’t find it comfortable to wear.   And if my lips are dry they look even more dry with this formula.  I would of loved that Benefit Hoola Bronzer more…  Anyways… Ulta 21 Days of Beauty, it’s fun, it has good deals this year and tell me what you’re picking up so I don’t feel like the only product junkie out there.

Ulta's September Birthday Gift - NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours

Ulta’s September Birthday Gift – NARS mini lipstick in Pour Toujours

Best Face Forward A Box and This Week’s Avon Promo Codes

The A Box: The Best Face Forward and Avon Promo Codes

The A Box: The Best Face Forward and Avon Promo Codes

Reveal your radiance with the C20 A Box — Best Face Forward (product #468-247). It’s got everything you need to look refreshed (even if you’ve been up all night!)

Put your Best Face Forward with this campaign's A Box

Put your Best Face Forward with this campaign’s A Box

Best Face Forward A Box:  Two full-size beauty essentials, plus a must-have skin care try-it size ($59 value)!

    Anew Absolute Even Dark Circle CorrectorAnew Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector
  • Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector: .5 oz. net wt.
  • Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black: .21 oz. net wt.
  • Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum Mini: .23 fl. oz.
Washoff Waterproof Mascara

Washoff Waterproof Mascara

Word on The A Box:  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is one of my favorite products!  It’s worth the $10 all buy itself!  Then add on a waterproof mascara and a travel size Vit C, I’m sold!  I really used the corrector a lot before my wedding because my dark circles are the worst part about my skin, and as the day goes on they come out deeper and deeper.  For my wedding I really wanted those not to show up in pics even with a good concealer, so I used this religiously.  It works guys, its a great product, add this one on to your order, you won’t be disappointed!

Try It Size in the Vitamin C Serum

Try It Size in the Vitamin C Serum

Promo’s Going on a http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Best Face Forward A Box:  $10 with a $40 order, just add to cart and price will automatically update with a qualifying order.

Anew Neutralize Serum & Mask Stick Duo and Get a FREE Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Pore Strips

Valued at $72. Our anti-pollution pair visibly protects your skin and helps keep it looking healthy, fresh and youthful.

• Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Serum, 1 fl. oz.
Our serum is filled with the healing botanical extracts, matcha, ginger and amla, to protect your skin from environmental stressors and visible signs of pollution-induced aging.

• Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Mask Stick, 1.7 oz. net wt.
Detoxify and purify with our unique no-mess stick that lets you target where to apply your mask!

FREE Vitamin C Warming Peel with a $50 Order – use promo code SEPTFREE – GUYS!  If you missed out on this from a previous A Box get it FOR FREE now!  Read my review and how its now one of my beauty holy grails!  And it goes PERFECTLY with the A Box 🙂

Get the A Box for $10 with a $40 Order

Get the A Box for $10 with a $40 Order

 

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

Week O'Nautical - Amazon Green

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

The disadvantage of having your birthday in late August is you kinda get in that birthday mode and kinda forget what’s actually going on.  Like the long Labor Day weekend is days away and I have a TON to get done before break.  The advantage of having your birthday in late August is you get a ton of new goodies, birthday coupons to use with Labor Day Sales and some extra summer glow to get you through.  With that said, don’t hate on me because this look is barely nautical, and barely fits the red white and blue theme I try to stick to.  The feature here is this Amazon Green dress which is an unexpected color that looks GREAT with your red white and blues for your nautical looks.  (and its a new dress, so deal)

Green dress from Amazon

Green dress from Amazon

Not only is my dress Amazon Green its also from AMAZON!  Let me you tell you something, I’ve been on the Amazon fashion train before those influencers were on the train.  I’ve been buying key pieces for years.  They really are my secret for swimsuits!  Usually you can get some pretty good prices so order a couple different sizes in all the styles you like, try them on at home, and send back what doesn’t work.  I do have to say though ever since Amazon Fashion became its own Instagram account and building influencers it really has become endless with options.  The biggest trick to shopping Amazon Fashion, reviews are where its at.

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

I’m wearing the Longwu Women’s Elegant Short Sleeve Wear to Work Casual Pencil Dress with Belt in a 4/6 in the shade malachite green.  The real deal on this is that its a t-shirt like material with lots of stretch and more on the teal/amazon green coloring.  It’s a little tight on my problem areas but pretty much everything is, but its still really flattering and fits true to size.  The style features a boat neck and pockets!  I’m a fan.

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

For late summer styling I paired it with white flat slides from Shoedazzle, my new favorite necklace, the Avon Sacred Coin Adjustable Necklace in Moon and a favorite bangle set from last summer.  As I said this color goes great with your nautical prints, like in my navy and cream striped bag.  This is easily transitioned into fall with some booties and a denim jacket or a navy blazer to dress it up.

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

Transitional dress for Week O'Nautical

Transitional dress for Week O’Nautical

Week O’Nautical is here to give summer the send off it deserves so check back for more nautical inspired looks incorporating red white and blue as we count down to the long Labor Day Weekend!

Week O'Nautical sails on!

Week O’Nautical sails on!

Word On Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick and Swatches

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

What’s your Mattitude?  Relentless, what’s yours?  Don’t know?  Well, I have a quiz for that!  Not only did Avon FINALLY released new matte liquid lipsticks with catchy verb names, they also have a fun quiz you can take to determine what shade fits you and your attitude!  The soft release of these new Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks has been active over at the eBoutique but the grand official release happens tomorrow (Tuesday 8/20).  They’ll be launching at an intro price of only $8.99 (reg $12) so let’s take a look and see if they’re worth it…

What's Your Mattitude!?

What’s Your Mattitude!?

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

Mattitude Shades

Mattitude Shades

BENEFITS:  Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours • Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact • Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips  • Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free

Avon Mattitude Applicator

Avon Mattitude Applicator

TO USE:  Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  LOVE 'EM!

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks: LOVE ‘EM!

Word of Alicia:  Liquid lipsticks have been on the scene for a minute, proving they’re not just a trending item but one here to stay.  People love them for the long wear and color payoff but hate them for making them look like they have perma-chapped lips.  Which is why they were really popular among the young crowd, a crowd without aging, wrinkled, dry and/or cracked lips.  I’ve pretty much not been a fan of liquid lipsticks for that exact reason, my lips are always dry and liquid lipsticks made them look thin and gross, so with this launch I was weary.  I got my hands on 3 shades, a neutral, a bold and a classic red, pretty much one to represent each of the major lip options.  All 3 applied really smoothly both thanks to the formula and the doe foot applicator that has a little well to help get just the right amount of product.  All 3 wore really well and were very comfortable and did not dry out my lips even more nor did they make them look miserable.  I was so pleased with the formula and application that I will be picking up the rest of the shades.

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

I am Resolute.

I am Resolute.

Word on Resolute:  This one dried a little dark on me but still definitely a neutral.  I really liked this one paired with the Rosegold Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow for an everyday look (see what I mean here).

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Relentless

I am Relentless.

I am Relentless.

Word on Relentless:  If you get one shade probably should be this one.  Think about the occasions you tend to go for a big bad lip, holidays, special occasions, date nights.  All of those a classic red lip is a classic choice for.

Avon Mattitude in Driven

Avon Mattitude in Driven

I am Driven.

I am Driven.

Word on Driven:  My favorite shade of the collection!  Purples wear really well on me and for a bold lip they go with a lot of eye looks and outfit looks.  I’ll be wearing this on my birthday I’m sure of it!

Mattitude has some attitude!

Mattitude has some attitude!

So the final word is these are worth it.  Take the fun What’s Your Mattitude quiz and see what shade they match you up with and comment/share what you got and maybe you’ll get a prize as part of birthday week treats!  You can also enter to win ALL THE SHADES here on the eBoutique!  And remember all August long use promo code SUMMER50 for a free gift with a $50 order!

Fake Tan Tips and Tricks

Fake it until you make it! And this summer is definitely a fake it year, because I’ve barely done any summer sun activities, especially any that give me that golden glow. So that means my fake tan game is on, and I’ve gone pro or at least semi-pro! Here are my tips and tricks for getting a good fake tan at home.

Fake Tan Tips and Tricks

Fake Tan Tips and Tricks

Regardless if I’m doing a fake tan sesh at night or in the am it all starts in the shower.  Step 1 you need to exfoliate to create the perfect “canvas.”  In the shower I’ll exfoliate with my Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Body Polish.  It’s a gentle scrub, doesn’t clog your drain, and it’s moisturizing.  I either will use a brush or just my palms.

See how gentle the SSS Body Polish is IRL!

See how gentle the SSS Body Polish is IRL!

2nd step for me is a step most people don’t do.  I usually use a bath oil after I shower but those typically break down fake tans.  I still need a moisturizer because moisturized skin will take tan better and prevents it being patchy.  My trick is to use an in shower moisturizer.  I love the one’s from Avon — and you can get the Moisture Therapy Ultra Hydration In Shower Lotion right now for FREE with a $50 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger using promo code SUMMER50

In shower lotion - the secret to my fake tan prep!

In shower lotion – the secret to my fake tan prep!

After I’ve showered step 3 is to use a body butter around the tricky spots like ankles, knees, elbows, feet… basically places where fake tan always goes patchy.  A body butter works better than a lotion as it thicker formula stays where you put it and nut butters don’t break down the tan.  Right now I’m LOVING this Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment with Coconut Oil (launches in my eBoutique in a couple weeks!).

Moisturizing products are the key!

Moisturizing products are the key!

Finally step 4, the actual tanning solution.  This summer I’ve been using this Tan AF foam version which I like but don’t love as much as the Neutrogena 3 Days To Glow Moisturizer.  I tend to like a moisturizing lotion form over a foam for my skin.  I also tend to get the medium to deep shade so I only have to apply once, versus having to re-apply in 4 hrs to get the desired shade.  I mean the 3 day one works best when you do it 3 days in a row, but I’ve used it just one day and it still gave me color.

Fake it until you make it!

Fake it until you make it!

And now I’m fake tan af.