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Week O’Nautical: Sea of Shimmer

Hello short week!  Hello Week O’Nautical!  Even though I’m in the office today, I’m dreaming of being kissed by the sun while staring at shimmering sea.  Since that is not my reality, I’m sporting some killer beauty items that make me look like I am!  I really was inspired by this page in the Avon brochure, then I realized these are all the products I’ve been loving lately!  So here’s my current top 5 products for a sun kissed shimmering look!

Sea of Shimmer

Sea of Shimmer

 

  1.  Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Illuminating Dry Oil Mist – currently on backorder (available in 2 weeks) but this shimmer oil is my #1 top favorite.  I’m a huge body oil fan, but this works for those who aren’t.  Just spray on arms/legs/whereever you want a little glow!

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

  2. Radiant Glow Skin Lumosity Polish – summer is all about bare skin so to keep it glowing need to get off the rough edges and this scrub does the trick and then some.  It’s creamy so extra moisturizing and smells amazing!

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

  3. Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette – with two bronze shades and a pink shade this is my go-to for easy makeup.  I use the darker shade where you’d contour at, the pink shade as a blush and the lighter bronze shade to blend the two together.  I also swirl them all together and with a light hand bronze up my face for a quick look.

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

  4. Avon True Color Dazzle Drops – if that wasn’t enough shimmer, I’ve been adding these dazzle drops for even more!  I apply them with my finger for a highlight on the cheek bone and cupids bow.  I also mix in with body lotion and apply all over my arms and chest for that shimmering like the sea shimmer.
    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use

    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use  

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

  5. Avon True Color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette – For a fun summer change this blush and eye pallet has been my go-to.  Its all in one so makes getting ready super easy.  Use the bronze shade all over the lid with a quick line of blue eye liner (like the ones above) for a sunkissed day look.  For a night out look, I like the green as a crease color, the peach as a transition shade and the blue on the center of the eye for a pop.  Looks great with the Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette too!  And it has cute pineapples printed on it!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

I may not have that fresh from the sea glow naturally but with the help of these goodies I can fake it until I make it!  Plus, shimmer goes with everything!  These products are my top pick from a bunch of new items this year that are part of Avon’s #brilliantlyavon products.  Search that hashtag on social media for some more IRL’s (in real life pics).

Brilliantly Avon

Brilliantly Avon

You can shop them now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code SHIPFREE for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 7/1/18).  Perfect time to pick up those lower cost beauty items.

Or win them for FREE as part of the current sweeps over at the eBoutique!

Win It!  ($164 value!)

Win It! ($164 value!)

 

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Palm Chic: The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

Jumpsuits are super chic but also super hard to wear. The porportions are never seem quite right.  That doesn’t stop me from buying them and trying them.  Luckily I recently found the perfect summer jumpsuit that basically looks good on everyone, the Avon Heather Jumpsuit.

Ruffle Sleeve Detail

Ruffle Sleeve Detail

Avon Palm Chic Heather Jumpsuit

Avon Palm Chic Heather Jumpsuit

Tropical Prints and Orangle Jellies

Tropical Prints and Orangle Jellies

Word on The Palm Chic Collection: Ready for vacay? With bright pieces that pop and bolder-than-ever prints, this collection is meant for having fun in the sun. So whether you’re jet setting to somewhere tropical or staying local, you’ll be spending your summer days in classically cool fashion.  Just look at my fellow representatives all sporting this fun look!

Fellow Reps All Looking Palm Chic in the Heather Jumpsuit

Fellow Reps All Looking Palm Chic in the Heather Jumpsuit

Word on the Heather Jumpusit:  Jump into the tropical pattern and make a splash this season, $39.99.

FEATURES
• Knit
• V-neck style
• Ruffle cap sleeve details
• Elastic waistband with self-tie
• Side pockets
• Keyhole button closure
• Inseam length: 25” on all sizes

MATERIALS
• Polyester
• Spandex

CARE
Machine wash and dry.

Heather Jumpsuit with a Sugar Fix by Bauble Bar Necklace and Dooney and Bourke Bag

Heather Jumpsuit with a Sugar Fix by Bauble Bar Necklace and Dooney and Bourke Bag

You can shop the Heather Jumpsuit and the entire Palm Chic collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger.  Shop now because this limited edition collection will be gone before you know it!  This is the last campaign the Palm Chic collection will be in the brochure and sizes and availability are limited too.  While you’re at it, add on this cute and functional bundle, 3 travel size (aka TSA approved) bug guards and a mega cute palm tote that would work right in to this Palm Chic collection!

A Palm Chic Summer

A Palm Chic Summer

Let’s Go To Mexico!

Let's Go To Mexico

Let’s Go To Mexico

Happy first day of summer! I wish I was on my way to a summer vacation, like to Mexico, but since I’m not I’d figure I might as well take an instant vacation today with the mark. Oaxaca fashion collection!

mark. Oaxaca Fashion Collection

mark. Oaxaca Fashion Collection

Every year mark. releases a summer instant vacation capsule collection, while this year’s is a bit smaller and only fashion items it still emobies the feelings of a summer vacation in Mexico, Oaxaca Mexico to be exact.  Oaxaca is located in Southwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Guerrero to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, Chiapas to the east. To the south, Oaxaca has a significant coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures.

Oaxaca Vibes for Summer

Oaxaca Vibes for Summer

Inspired by Oaxaca and the collection I created a Pinterest board for my instant vacation staycation.  For my first day of summer look featuring the mark. Oaxaca collection I was inspired by summer whites, crochet detailing, and the bold bright colors of Mexico.

Summer Whites

Summer Whites

Wearing the mark. Crochet Like Its Hot Top with a white accordian pleat skirt (Express) for work.  If I was on my Mexican vacation I’d be paring this guy with white denim shorts.

mark. Babe in Oaxaca Wedge

mark. Babe in Oaxaca Wedge

For pops of color I’m wearing the mark. Pretty in Beads Earrings  along with my boho ring set (last seen here).  I added in silver pieces from my last trip to Mexico, like these bangles and ring, stacked with the Avon Sterling Silver Opal Rectangular Ring (last seen here).

Silver and Souviniers

Silver and Souviniers

The mark. Oaxaca collection is only available for a limited time at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  I think it includes the perfect pieces to add to my summer staples. Where would you love to take a summer vacation to!?

Instant Vacation Mexico!

Instant Vacation Mexico!

Word On Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

Today’s Lip of the Week is lots of lips!  Avon has a new product release, its newest lip gloss, Lip Glow!  It comes in 21 shades, some similar to Avon’s most popular Glazewear shades, some shades completley brand new.  I picked out 5 shades to try and I’ve been wearing them non-stop.

Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

Word on Lip Glow:  Glow is the new gloss. Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss has more shine, more moisturization, more color* and zero stickiness. It’s formulated with chia seed and rose hip oils to help nourish and moisturize for soft, supple lips. .27 fl. oz.

BENEFITS

• Highly-saturated shades
• Long-lasting shine
• Comfortable, creamy feel
• Paraben-free

TO USE

Smooth onto lips.

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Word of Alicia:  Overall I highly enjoy the formula.  It is moisturizing and not sticky, as promised.  It feels luxe and full not slimy or slippery.  You can really tell its a lip oil full of benefits.  As far as color options, I think there’s somethign for everyone for every occasion.  In the below pictures you can tell it was a windy day while taking these pics, my hair DID NOT STICK to my lip glow, that alone should be a reason to give it a go haha.

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Lit

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Lit

LIT:  The only creme (opaque) color in my collection.  Color payoff is really strong and leaves behind a nice lip stain as it wears off.  If you are a liquid lipstick fan this would be a good option for you.

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Estrella

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Estrella

ESTRELLA:  This is probably my favorite from the bunch.  Its just such a flattering shade on me that can be worn year round for any occasion.  For being a shimmer shade (sheer) it has a good color payoff and is extremely similar to my favorite Avon True Color Lip Balm in Plum Passion.

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Lighthouse

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Lighthouse

LIGHTHOUSE:  This shade is a replacement for Glazewear Mocha Latte.  I picked this because a fellow rep, Lisa Scola, is always spreading her love for Mocha Latte Glazewear, which also is one of our biggest sellers.  I definitely was not disappointed by this neutral.  Just an easy to wear brown towned sheer.

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Aura

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Aura

AURA:  This is another shimmer (sheer) shade with a pink tone, which, as an everyday shade, I think is perfect.  I’ve been wearing this a lot lately just because it goes with every makeup look.  Simple, easy and comfortable.  This is a safe shade if you want to try the Lip Glows but not sure what color to pick.

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Luna

Avon True Color Lip Glow in Luna

LUNA:  Luna is a sleep shade, a surprising stunner that’s super unique.  It’s also unexpectedly selling out.  I picked this one because I wanted to test it out see if it would be a good replacement for a shade my sister is constantly hunting for.   This one wears kind of like a lilac milkshake nude.  It’s also one that works really well layerd over other shades, lipstick or even over a little concealer for a more bolder nude lip.  It almost looks grey toned in these pics, but its a light purple and a shimmer (sheer) formula.

I really like these Lip Glows, super easy to wear.  For years I’ve been pretty exclusive to lipstick and balm so getting back in the lip gloss game is a fun change.  Even better, these are only $5.99 at intro price at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  That price is a steal considering lip oils from other brands are easily in the $15 to $25 range.  Plus today only, there’s a promo code for FREE SHIPPING on $25 a perfect time to pick up some makeup items like these Lip Glows.  Use promo code HELLOSUMMER at my eBoutique.

 

 

Palm Chic: A Maxi Dress for Shorties

Palm Chic: Maxi Dress for Shorties

Palm Chic: Maxi Dress for Shorties

Shorty swing my way, sure look good to me…  I have no qualms being a 5 foot nothing gal, but it does have its shortcomings.  (see what I did there!?)  One of those, is maxi dresses… they are always SO LONG even with your tallest wedges.  Relaxed summer days you want a maxi that you can pop on your favorite flip flops and just chill and look legit.  The search for a shorty friendly maxi is over with the Avon Angelica Dress.

Avon Angelica Dress

Avon Angelica Dress

The Avon Angelica dress is a one shoulder wonder in a black and white palm print (totally my jam!) with ruffle details.  Because of the ruffled bottom if you are a normal height the little bit of ankle showing actually works so don’t fear if you’re not a shortie.

Being Palm Chic

Being Palm Chic

This dress is part of the Palm Chic capsule collection from Avon, which all of the items are just perfect for summer and this is no exception.  It’s easy, breezy and not too heavy of a fabric but still thick enough to not be see through or show lumps and bumps.  Which is hard to find in a $39.99 dress.

Maxi and Summer Sandal Shooties

Maxi and Summer Sandal Shooties

I paired mine with some summer sandal shooties but I’ve also worn it heavily with these flat orange sandals also from the Palm Chic collection.  Finish it off with some summer jewelry and we’re good to go!

Palm Chic Jewelry

Palm Chic Jewelry

You can shop the entire Palm Chic collection here.  I’m totally digging this collection.  It’s everythign you want in your summer wear!  It also includes jewelry, beauty and home items.  Be sure to follow all my social and here for more IRL’s of the Palm Chic collection only available for a limited time!

Mani Monday – June

Mani Monday:  June

Mani Monday: June

How are we already 11 days through June!?!  June is one of the best summer months here in Nor Cal because its not mega hot yet, and everyone is excited and not complaining about it being super hot.  I personally love it being super mega hot but I know I’m in the minority.  You know what else is super mega hot?  These Jamberry June Style Box nail wraps.

Jamberry June Style Box

Jamberry June Style Box

I’m digging the blue and white design which will work really well into red white and blue for Week O’Nautical leading into the 4th.  I’m definitley trying to use more of my Jamberry Nail Wraps because I have so many pretty designs.

Blue and White Tropial Designs

Blue and White Tropial Designs

Pretty Pairing with the Avon Opal Ring

Pretty Pairing with the Avon Opal Ring

Another thing that is super mega hot, is this sterling silver ring with simulated opal from Avon’s fine jewelry collection.  I seriously have been mega super obsessed with the fine jewelry options.  I got a few pieces that I showcased here already (see more here and my gold piece here).  There are a few more pieces on the want list to mix and match and stack.  The Avon sterling silver opal collection launches Wednesday at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger You can shop Jamberry nail wraps here.

Avon Fine Jewelry Sterling Silver Simulated Opal Rectangular Ring

Avon Fine Jewelry Sterling Silver Simulated Opal Rectangular Ring

word of alicia word count:

mega = 5

super = 5

hot = 4

Week O’Nautical – Seaglass Shimmers

Week O'Nautical - Seaglass Shimmers

Week O’Nautical – Seaglass Shimmers

The long weekend may be over, but Week O’Nautical isn’t! Well, at least on here. I intended to get more up but between the sickness and a busy weekend I didn’t. However, my Week O’Nautical mani was sooo pretty I had to keep it going. How fitting for a nautical influenced mani to be from the new Essie Seaglass Shimmers collection.

Essie Seaglass Shimmers Collection – via essie.com

“Seaglass Shimmers collection 2018: These nail polish shades bring to life the mystical underwater experience with a unique shimmer finish. The world is your oyster so let’s explore the ocean floor and look for precious items washed up on shore. Don’t be salty that this aquatic adventure will only be you, me & the sea.  As you look along the coral coast you will become captivated by the luminous hues. the high tides & dives will show you the iridescent elements of nature – from pearls at sea level to sea glass on shore, you will be digging for more! “

Essie always nails the naming – via essie.com

Don’t Be Salty and Coral Coast had to come home with me during a target run.  I also picked up Ballet Slippers which served as a nice base coat to really let these shimmers shine.

Essie Ballet Slippers, Don't Be Salty and Coral Coast

Essie Ballet Slippers, Don’t Be Salty and Coral Coast

Nautical Mani with Seaglass Shimmers

Nautical Mani with Seaglass Shimmers

These pictures do not do these polishes justice.  They’re pearlescent sparkly just like a shell and glimmer and shimmer.  I can’t even tell you how obsessed I am.  My Memorial Day Mani not only was fit for a mermaid, but showed off a bit of that golden glow I got over the long weekend.  You can shop Essie at your local drug stores or beauty stores.

Week O’Nautical – Beach Please

Week O'Nautical - Beach Please

Week O’Nautical – Beach Please

It’s that time again… Week O’Nautical time! The week before our summer holidays, (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) I theme out my life with nautical influenced red, white, and blue! Unfortunately, this year, I’ve come down with a bad cold so WON gets a late start.  Memorial Weekend is all about fun and sun as it begins the unofficial kickoff to summer.  Lucky for me, my mom was still here visiting so we spent her last day poolside… well hot tub-side because the pool was too cold, but regardless we took advantage and had some fun in the sun.

Casual Nautical Lounge Look

Casual Nautical Lounge Look

Today’s look may of been meant for louging poolisde, but it would be just as great beachside or at a casual picnic or bbq.  These nautical mark. Beach Bum pants with sailboat print, were the perfect cover up that looked just as good as an outfit as they did over my suit.  And they have pockets!  I paired the mark. Beach Bum pants with a white sweater tank from Express.  A white summer sweater always feels so nautical to me.

mark. Beach Bum Pants

mark. Beach Bum Pants

Nautical Sailboats Print

Nautical Sailboats Print and Avon Floral Jelly Sandals

They even have pockets!

They even have pockets!

Beach Please!  A fun in the sun look isn’t complete without a fun sun hat!  This Avon Beach Please Sun Hat was the perfect topper along with my, Avon Floral Jelly Flip Flops in orange and naucial watch and earrings (Avon Seaside Gardens Capsule Collection).

Beach Please!

Avon Beach Please Sun Hat

Avon Seaside Gardens Earrings and Watch

Avon Seaside Gardens Earrings and Watch

To be a little more extra I also used the new Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet (launching May 30th), which was AMAZING!  All I needed was this pallet and some mascara for a perfect beach makeup look.

Week O'Nautical Beach Bum

Week O’Nautical Beach Bum

Week O’Nautical might of started late, but it’s a good one!  You can shop this look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Let’s hope I can beat this cold before fun and sun this weekend!

Spending the weekend with this new arrival!

Spending the weekend with this new arrival!

What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

Summer trends are the most fun.  They’re usually bright, functionable and bold.  For whimisical trends the pineapple is back this summer in everything from home goods to wearables.  A pineapple became a symbol of status and wealth during Colonial times for its scarcity, so no surprise we’re loving it lately.  Today, Erica from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I are showing you two ways to wear the trend.

How Alicia’s Wearing Pineapples:

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

Weekend Vibes with mark.

Pineapple Trends With mark.

I always seem to wear more prints in the summer, especially tropical prints!  I like to feel like I’m on vacation even if I’m just living my everday life.  A pineapple print is the perfect mix of fun and whimsical for summer.  I love it on a trendy blouse like the mark. Pretty as a Pineapple Top.  An off the shoulder, statement sleeves top in a cute pineapple print goes perfect with jeans and flip flops for a weekend vibe. Off the shoulder can be tricky esp if you struggle with strapless bra’s like me.  I paired a high neck wired bralette underneath for a more functional wear.  Pair it with the mark. Fruit for All Earrings and your trendy summer fun level just hit scorching!

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

Pretty as a Pineapple

Pretty as a Pineapple

 

What Alicia is wearing:  mark. by Avon Pretty as a Pineapple Top, mark. by Avon Fruit for All Earrings, Old Navy Distressed Jeans, Dooney & Bourke Montego Nylon Kendra Satchel Handbag, Coach Abbigail Star Flip Flops (Marshalls), Michael Kors Hvar Aviator Sunglasses.

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

How Erica’s Wearing Pineapples: 

Erica's Pretty Pineapple Look

Erica’s Pretty Pineapple Look

“Summer is here and pineapples are seriously everywhere! I am totally on-board with this fun trend, btw. For this look I was inspired by the model in the Avon brochure. Pairing these printed shorts with a chambray button down is not something I would have immediately thought of plus statement earrings are a little out-of-the-box for me. I added a some crazy bright pink makeup and ta-da – Summer fun outfit!!!” Erica’s Beauty and Fashion

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

What Erica is wearing: mark. By Avon Pretty As A Pineapple Shorts, Avon Pineapple Pouch, Avon A Box Exclusive: Palm Leaf Dangling Earrings, top from my closet, and denim bow slides from Walmart.

Avon Pineapple Pouch

Avon Pineapple Pouch

See Erica’s full blog post to see more on her summer look including her makeup and earrings which are A Box exclusives!

Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes

Another way you could wear my top and Erica’s shorts is together as matching separates, which is also very on trend.  mark. released some really fun pieces in this Aloha Summer colleciton, including a pineapple embroidered chambray (last seen here), a sequined pineapple tank (see more here), even a fun pineapple embelished slides!  Check out the entire collection at my eBoutique and be sure to add that exclusive A Box to your order!

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

Pop Of Color

Pop of Color

Pop of Color

I am a HUGE fan of black and white. I’m a bigger fan of adding a pop of color to black and white.  Easiest way to do this?  JEWELRY!  It’s affordable, fun, versatile and can instantly change a whole look.

Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring

Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring

Jewelry really is the easiest way to add a pop of color.  Now that we are getting into the warmer months I gravitate toward turquoise.  This Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring are the perfect set to add a pop of color to my black and white.

Avon Alana Printed Dress - Palm Chic Collection

Avon Alana Printed Dress – Palm Chic Collection

This easy to wear black and white dress is part of the upcoming Avon Palm Chic fashion capsule colleciton launching next week.  The Alana Printed Dress is one of those go-to simple summer pieces you need to add a pop of color to for versatility.

Pop of Color with Turquoise

Pop of Color with Turquoise

Easy To Wear

Easy To Wear

I have to say these Luxe Look of Turquoise are one of those pieces that looks SO much better in real life.  It is one of the newest options from Avon in a line of colorful jewelry that are just enough to update your look and add a pop of color.  Additionally, they are on sale at buy 2 get 1 50% off, so you can get a little set like this for less.  You can shop the new jewelry pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the sale, it’s rare!

Luxe Look of Turquoise

Luxe Look of Turquoise

Luxe Look of Turquoise Detailed View

Luxe Look of Turquoise Detailed View

It’s also versatile!  I wore this set a whole different way by wrapping it around twice.  I was able to spice up my neutrals just with a pretty turquoise jewelry set.

Versatility with your jewelry!

Versatility with your jewelry!

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