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Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

Week O'Nautical - Candy Paint

Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

I hope everyone’s July 4th was sparkling!  Week O’Nautical was in full sail last week over on FB/IG but its sailing on here over on ze blog and the sails are candy painted!  I took everyone’s favorite yellow dress and week o’nautical’ed it with some candy colors.

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

The Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress has been a hot item for summer.  It looks good on every shape and size, has on-trend ribbing in a light-weight fabric perfect for hot heat and its only $36!  The summer fun yellow color is stunning on its own but I wanted to make it even more fun with some candy colors.

Candy Colors

Candy Colors

I paired this dress with a light blue and white striped button down from Old Navy.  It had vibes of the boardwalk and cotton candy so I thought why not add in even more with the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection.  The pastel stones were the perfect candy colored adornment to top it all off.

Avon Statement Stones

Avon Statement Stones Collection

Not sure if you noticed but wrap up sandals are pretty hot for summer!  I picked up this white pair from Shoedazzle.  They actually have a pretty small heel so they are actually really wearable.  I’m still on the hunt for a nude pair that I love, maybe a taller heel or even a flat, but I’m a sucker for anything that wraps around the ankle.  

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

I totally am getting boardwalk vibes with this look.  Now I just  funnel cake, cotton candy and a corn dog!  I really like the idea of tying a button down over a dress for a totally different look on a simple summer dress.  I can see this blue and white striped top layered a number of items in my closet, and vice vesra, I can see layering a lot of different options with this dress.  Even as we tranisiton into fall, this dress would be adorable with warm colors anchored with blacks instead of whites.  

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

You can shop the Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress and the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection over at my eBoutique.  This dress is one of those versatile pieces you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again, its just so easy to wear.  Believe me when I say it flatters pretty much everyone!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Return To Work Wear

Return To Work Wear

Return To Work Wear

Anyone else gone back to work after working from home for months? Its a transition right!?  I could not figure out what to wear, nothing looked good on me or fit quite right (quarantine 15 is real folks)! As much as I love my structured work wear pieces I haven’t been in that mindset for months.  Then I realized why don’t I just dress up my comfy casual pieces for my RTW wear!

Styling Tee Shirts for Work

Styling Tee Shirts for Work

All my spring purchases were casual pieces, like this Avon Multi Stripe Tee Pack – 4 easy to wear pocket t-shirts for $34.99.  These are my favorite tee shirts!  I get them every season they release them.  They’re also easily dressed up for work!  I’ve worn them here on the blog MANY of times… like here.  For today’s look I’m wearing the tan tee from the Multi Stripe Tee Pack.

Black and Tan

Black and Tan

Black and Tan is more than an Yeuling beer… its a great color pairing!  I paired my tan tee with a black knit skirt (also no stranger to the blog see here).  Both are more casual pieces but the color pairing is a little more sophisticated for work.

Dressing up a tee with Chandelier Earrings and Beaded Bracelets

Dressing up a tee with Chandelier Earrings and Beaded Bracelets

Remixing my Rafia Jewelry

Remixing my Rafia Jewelry

Since I’ve been LIVING in my raffia jewelry from Avon, I thought I’d play it up a little differently with these chandelier earrings and beaded bracelets that have similar tones as raffia necklace and bracelet.  The combination was perfect!  Neutral and relaxed but a little glam and dressy to finish out my look.  (Earrings and bracelets launch June 23rd at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Neutral and Relaxed

Neutral and Relaxed

It’s also in the 90’s today so having something comfortable and breathable to wear to work is a must.  I definitely will wear this look again, and again, and again!  You know what else I’m loving, the new Senses line from Avon.  The bath and body line got a major glow up with new and improved formulas, packaging, and scents!  This Cozy Vanilla & Coconut scent not only matches my outfit but is scrumptious!  I need a good lotion especially this time of year and these guys did not dissapoint.

Avon Senses in Cozy Vanilla & Coconut

Avon Senses in Cozy Vanilla & Coconut

You can shop my tee, jewelry, and senses lotion at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O’Nautical: Amalfi Coast

Week O'Nautical:  Amalfi Coast

Week O’Nautical: Amalfi Coast

This MDW I was supposed to be in Jamaica and Cabo but the ‘rona canceled our plans.  Instead I’ll need to take and instant vacation while staying at home.  Easiest way to do that is with the newest limited edition fragrance from Avon, Far Away Amalfi Coast.  Scent instantly transport you, to a memory, a vibe, a feeling, etc… so the Far Away Amalfi Coast has been my go to for an instant Vacation.

Kiss of the Italian Coast

Kiss of the Italian Coast

Travel to the sunny Mediterranean waterfront with Far Away Amalfi. This solar citrus-floral fragrance is infused with notes of Italian bergamot and orange flower highlighted with perennial tuberose for a kiss of the Italian coast. 1.7 fl. oz.

NOTES
Italian bergamot, orange flower and coastal tuberose.

Fragrance Category
Fresh & Vibrant – Fruity floral scents with exciting, lush and liberating notes.

You might remember the mark. Instant Vacation Marakesh from years past, this fragrance is a lot like that one… a lot!  Especially the top notes.  Out of the Avon Far Away releases this is by far my favorite.  And can we talk about how pretty this bottle is, and the box!  I’m such a sucker for packaging.  

Scent of choice for my nautical days!

Scent of choice for my nautical days!

If you’re looking for a little something to instantly transport you from the ‘rona 2020 you can the Avon Far Away Almafi Coast for a limited time at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger   And on sale for $15.99!  I can’t believe that price, swoop it up asap!

Avon Far Away Almafi Coast

Avon Far Away Almafi Coast

Raffia

Raffia for Spring

Raffia for Spring

Late spring always has me loving the safari chic vibes… think neutrals, linen, earthy prints, textures and fabrics.  Which is why I picked up a few raffia pieces to mix in to my current wardrobe for some safari chic vibes.

Palm Chic for WFH

Palm Chic for WFH

Tank – Express, Palm print pants – Avon (old), Everyday Coverup Sweater – Avon, Raffia collection earrings/bracelet/long necklace – Avon.

Layers for Late Spring

Layers for Late Spring

The Raffia collection also includes a really cute statement necklace I didn’t get but I can see being perfect with a white tee and jeans, or to dress up a summer dress for an occassion. You can shop the entire collection at my eBoutique here: https://www.avon.com/search/raffia?rep=aliciahessinger

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

What trends do you love for the late spring?  What are you loving as we’re more home these days?  This Everyday Cover Up Sweater has been my FAVORITE thing as of late.  I throw this on in the morning while things are still chilly, or while I’m lounging on the couch in the evening.  Its SO SOFT and just easy to wear — I already said all of this in my last post, oops.  Its that good!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

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.