Skincare

Word On Summer Skincare

Word On Summer Skincare

Word On Summer Skincare

Hello August!  Hello birthday month!  Which means another year older, another year wiser.  As I’ve become older and wiser I’ve learned what you need to do to adjust your skincare for the summer.

Anew Skinvincible

Anew Skinvincible

In the summer I switch to Avon Anew Skinvincible day and night cream.  It contains a higher level of SPF and the night deep recovery cream battles my summer sun exposure and bad air days common in Nor Cal.

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day Cream

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Cream

Word On Avon Anew Skinvincible Day Cream:

You love the sun, but not the damage it can do to your skin! Anew Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion contains Broad Spectrum SPF50 to take the worry away. Protect yourself against the visible effects of environmental skin damage while healing from past injury. Smart Repair Technology restores your youthful look by minimizing the look of environmental skin damage. This day lotion has been formulated with our most advanced antioxidant complex and our highest SPF available: broad spectrum SPF 50. Comes in a 1 fl. oz. bottle.

BENEFITS
• Broad spectrum SPF 50 and high antioxidant formula protects skin from sun damage
• Smart Repair Technology heals skin from environmental damage
• Won’t irritate sensitive skin, moisturizes for 24 hours
• Targets dehydrated skin and wrinkles
• Fragrance-free and oil-free
• Contains retinol
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
• Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Creme

Avon Anew Skinvincible Day and Night Cream

Word On Avon Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Creme:

Anew Skinvincible Deep Recovery Cream is here and ready to heal your damaged skin. Add it to your anti aging routine and see its restorative effects for yourself! Smart Repair Technology means this night cream was designed to counter the effects of aging by fixing damage accumulated throughout the years from the environment. This night cream is ideal for dry skin as it contains moisturizing properties and protects from further damage. Make fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots disappear! Comes in a 1 oz container and is fragrance-free making it perfect for sensitive skin.

BENEFITS
• Reduces the appearance of fine lines and sunspots
• Smart Repair Technology fixes damaged skin and protects from further harm
• Suitable for sensitive skin
• Fragrance-free and oil-free
• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
• Allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested

Summer Skincare Switchup

Summer Skincare Switch Up

Word Of Alicia:  

Not only does this dynamic duo provide me extra SPF protection and healing at night it also moisturizes my skin extremely well without being too thick and tacky for the summer months.  It absorbs so quickly. It also brightens and clarifies.  This is a good duo for any age or skin type for a summer skincare switch up.

Anew Clean: 

To prep my skin for Skinvincible I’ve been using my Anew Clean.  I just replaced the brush heads on my Anew Clean Cleansing Brush that I use with the Anew Clean Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam.  You know it’s good when a pea sized amount gets off all that summer waterproof makeup and cleans your brush so none of that mascara is left on it!

Haik Reflections Skin Softener and Anew Clean Cleanser

Haik Reflections Skin Softener and Anew Clean Cleanser

Word On Body:

I still use Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil everyday immediately after I shower, while I’m still wet.  Once I pat dry, I use a body lotion/skin softer vs a thick body cream like I use most of the year.  A lighter version is better when hot temps have me sweating.  Lately I’ve been using the Avon Skin Softener in Haiku Reflections.  This is thicker than a lotion but lighter than a cream, right in the middle, perfect for summer, moisturizing and scented in Haiku Reflections my new summer scent!

You can shop Avon Anew Skinvicible, Anew Clean Brush and Cleansers, and the Avon Skin Softener in Haiku Reflections at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY  to get this Let’s Makeup Beauty Set for $10!

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

 

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Meet the new mark.! mark. makeup is getting a relaunch! New products, new formulas and a new sleek package design to go gaga over. This doesn’t launch until Campaign 10 but I’m giving you the sneak peek NOW!  ***UPDATE*** THESE ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.YOURAVON.COM/ALICIAHESSINGER

Sneak Peek!  Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Makeup Relaunch!

New Package Design

New Package Design

The makeup got a sleek new package design with a sturdy black casing and textured design.  The logo even got a makeover!  I personally love the look, it’s very luxe!

New Package Design

Sleek Black Textured Package Design

In addition to the new logo, new design there are also NEW PRODUCTS!  Starting with my favorite, new bronzers and blushes!  Plus all these new compacts click together magnetically forming pallets you can pick and choose, hook-ups 2.0!  If you remember the old hookups of liners, shadows, glosses and more, now you have blushes, bronzers, eye pallets and touch and glows!

Hookups 2.0!

Hookups 2.0!

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

Also new to the collection are 2 eye pallets, a more neutral Skinny Dip which is an excellent replacement for On The Dot Pallet in neutral, and Smoke and Mirrors, your go-to day to night pallet.  These hook up with the blushes, bronzers and Touch and Glow.

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

 mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

Additionally mark. is adding new lip shades, a new foundation, and the return of individual eye shadow singles that are mix and matchable in a customizable Clique It pallet.  A lot of our classic favorites are just getting the new package treatment, like our gel eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, Touch and Glow, Lip Clicks, All Butter Now Lip Treat, Powederbuff, Lash Act Mascara and liquid liner!

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

All the kitchy names are staying too!  The formulas are SPOT ON!  What I’ve always loved about mark. is that it is high quality, luxe products, like you would find in the top beauty stores like Ulta, Sephoria, Nordstroms, etc, but at a better price.  They go on smoothly and last all day, so you’re using less product to achieve high end results.  I can not personally vouch for a better quality product.  Let me tell you, I’ve been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, loved by many, and I will easily be replacing it with the mark. Glow Together Bronzer, a dupe for half the cost, especially now that it comes in 4 shades including 2 matte and 2 shimmer!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

Take a look at the full offerings!  If you are interested in getting some of the new mark. makeup early hit me up.  Check my about page for my email or comment or dm on social media.  Either way I can get it for your for an exclusive discounted early bird rate!  The full product line will be hitting the eboutique in late April.  Be sure to check back here on Word Of Alicia for a spring makeup look with these products and an Avon tutorial with a fellow Avon Rep!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

Join Avon and become a mark. girl!

Word On Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Skincare Sunday just revealed itself to be a game changer.  Avon just released their take of the hottest trend in skincare, sheet masks in two forumulas, brightening and firming.  Here’s my word on them!

I'm Sheet Faced :)

I’m Sheet Faced 🙂

Word On Anew Sheet Masks:  Firming or Brightening formula

Inspired by ancient Asian beauty rituals, the sheet masks hold a generous amount of serum and are designed to fit the contours of your face like a second skin to reduce evaporation. Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits.

Firming Mask: Amp up your regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleaning for an immediate lift. Follow with your regular routine. 4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS: 

• Skin instantly feels firmer, tighter and lifted
• Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
• Improves the appearance of skin
• Skins looks younger
• Moisturizes skin

Brightening Mask:  Amp up you regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleansing for an instant glow. Follow with your regular routine.
4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS:
• Leaves skin feeling and looking brighter, hydrated, and refreshed
• Skin appears more radiant, luminous, & glowing
• Improves texture & skin feels smoother
• Immediate and visible brightening results
• Immediate improvement in brightness
• Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits
• Improves skin texture

HOW TO USE

For immediate lift or instant glow, use the mask 1-2 times per week after cleansing and before your regular skin care routine.

  1. Unfold mask carefully.
  2. Apply onto clean, dry face, smoothing to adhere.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove and massage serum into skin.  Do not rinse.
Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Results

Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Unedited Results – picture on left day before using mask, right, day of using sheet mask.

Word Of Alicia:  I have used quite a few sheet masks in the past from many a different brands but none had as drastic results on me as the firming mask.  As you can see from my picture my frown lines were severely diminished and the the lines around my eyes and the area looks lifted, in addition to just being more plump and moisturized.  It didn’t seem to do anything to that line on my forehead but I guess that’s not where I had loose skin to firm up.  I def seem lifted.  The brightening mask had a really fresh faced look after I was done.  I thought I looked more awake, which is awesome on a day you didn’t get enough sleep, but it wasn’t as drastic as the firming one.  Are they worth the penny?  For me, YES.  They definitely are more luxe of a mask than you’re getting for $2 at Walmart.  I do wish they sold them individually rather than a box of 4, but $24.99 for the box that gives me those results, I’ll take it!  You can shop the Avon Anew Sheet Masks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you saw my last post and are interested at getting the Avon Representative discount on your skincare and everything else mark. and Avon you can sign up here!  Seriously, getting high quality skincare on sale really has helped my budget as much as it has helped my face!

12 Days Of Deals – Day 2 Free 41 Shade Makeup Pallet

If you missed yesterday’s deal, you’re in luck because Day 2’s deal is just as good! Today you can get the Avon For The Love Of Makeup Pallet FREE with a $60 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code MAKEUP

This free pallet would be a great gift idea.  A little idea on how to make it more of a wow gift pair it with the new Avon Anew Cleansing Brush and cleanser and add on a makeup brush set.  The Avon Pro Set is only $12.99 or for a little something special the mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set for $30!

Avon Anew Cleansing

Avon Anew Cleansing

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

 

mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set

mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set

Word on mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection – And Get It For FREE!

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

Word On mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection:  Keep it cozy with this blend of crisp, sparkling pear, warm vanilla bean and rich golden amber.

mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

BODY WASH — This gentle formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 8 fl. oz.  Price: $10.00
BODY MIST — This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated. 6.7 fl. oz.  Price: $14.00
HAND CREAM — This extra-rich formula with vitamins A and E has a creamy texture that locks in moisture and leaves skin feeling soft and silky. 3.4 fl. oz.  Price: $6.00
BODY BUTTER — With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day. 6.75 fl. oz.  Price: $12.00

All Bundled Up Fall Exclusive

All Bundled Up Fall Exclusive

Word Of Alicia:  Usually anything with musk or amber I tend to shy away from but this one is different.  It isn’t too overpowering just adds a nice warmth.  The crisp pear keeps it fresh.  It’s really the perfect bath and body scent for this time of year, like the crisp fall air with a little warmth of sweater weather.  I really like how it’s light enough to layer perfume over too.  I’ve been wearing the new So Very Sophia from Avon paired with it and it’s just the perfect base.  Top pick by far is and will always be the Whipped Up Body Butter.  This is my favorite formula from a moisturizer from any brand.  It’s super rich and luxurious and really moisturizes.  It’s like a little spa treatment with every swipe.  I would definitely recommend this limited edition collection as a must have for fall.  Even better, you can get it for FREE!

How To Get It For FREE!!!  THAT’S RIGHT, FREE!  Now through the 17th you can get a FREE All Bundled Up bundle with a $45 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger that’s a $30 value and you get free shipping so really this is the best part of customer appreciation week I think!  I say shop some new arrivals, the big fall makeup sale and add the Whipped Up Body Butter too and you’ll get this bundle.  It’s worth it even if you just save it and gift it come Christmas, for a free gift it’s one of the better ones!

In addition if you want to get this bundle and also get the new upcoming Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme before it’s launch you can use promo code TAKE20 and get the cream for a special intro price of $28 and the bundle will be added too with your $45 order.  If you want a luxe creme like that you’d find from Chanel for a minimal fraction of the cost then try this Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme!  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Be A Pineapple

Be A Pineapple

Be A Pineapple

I saw this meme the other day and I just loved it.  Total mantra for the week.  Obviously I’ve been having a pineapple moment this summer (as seen here) but now that I’ve got those Footworks Pineapple chill in hand here’s  little review, and a little way to stand tall and be sweet 🙂

Avon Footworks Pineapple Chill

Avon Footworks Pineapple Chill

Footworks Pineapple Chill Bundle $9.99:  Refresh your feet with a cooling pineapple treat…and a twist of lime!

A $12.96 value, the collection includes:
• 2 Foot Works Pineapple Chill Exfoliating Scrub – sweeps away dry, rough skin, leaving your feet feeling smooth and conditioned. Each, 3.4 fl. oz. a $6 value
• Foot Works Pineapple Chill Cooling Spray – invigorating spray cools, refreshes and deodorizes. Can be used on bare feet or in footwear. 3.4 fl. oz. a $7 value
• Foot Works Pineapple Chill Cooling Lotion – soothing lightweight, moisturizing lotion leaves feet feeling soft, smooth and cooled. 3.4 fl. oz. a $6 value

Exfoliating Scrub

Exfoliating Scrub

Word on the scrub:  It’s my favorite part of the collection, actually out of all the footworks products.  Between going barefoot, water activities, sandals, summer is rough on the feet.  I use this scrub every other day in the shower and even up on my legs.  (Also helps prep for self tanner!)

Cooling Lotion

Cooling Lotion

Word on the cooling lotion:  I don’t really notice the cooling effect, I would classify it more as a soothing gel lotion.  It definitely is a gel lotion so its lightweight, making it even more perfect for summer.  I use this every night at bed and def helps aching feet and keeps them pedi ready.

Cooling Spray

Cooling Spray

Word on the cooling spray:  This I think seems more cooling especially if you keep it in the fridge!  After a hot Nor Cal day in heels my feet sweat causing my shoes to slide and rub, by the end of the day they usually hurt and ache.  That’s when I use this spray, right when I get home and take them off.  I’m sure there’s a better way to use it, but I like the cooling soothing effect on my summer feet.

Pineapple Treats From Avon

Pineapple Treats From Avon

Helping my summer feet with the footworks set definitely helping me stand a little taller and for only $9.99 definitely a great set from Avon!  Plus since I’m on this pineapple kick I’m loving the scent and it matches my cute Avon Summer Quench Watch and Pineapple Tote!  It’s the small things in life that bring you the most joy and allow you to stay sweet!

Avon Summer Quench Watch

Avon Summer Quench Watch

You can shop the Avon Footworks Pineapple Chill collection, Summer Quench Watch and Pineapple tote at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  And there’s a FLASH SALE going on as well as a 20% off of $60 (check the shop page for more deals)

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss Limited Edition Bath and Body Collection

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

Aloha, Maui!  It’s time for the latest Instant Vacation from mark., Maui Bliss!  It all starts with the fragrance… the key piece to the capsule collection.  This year mark. switched it up and did an entire bath and body line in the new scent Maui Bliss.

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

WORD ON THE SCENT:  Get whisked away to a paradise island with this Hawaiian-inspired blend of reforesting coconut water, exotic hibiscus and rich glowing amber.

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

WORD ON THE COLLECTION:

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

SHIMMERING MOISTURE GEL
Once this smooth gel formula melts into the skin, a cooling and refreshing effect takes over, leaving skin feeling moisturized with a hint of tan-enhancing shimmer. 5 fl. oz.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

BODY BUTTER

With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day. 7.58 oz. net wt.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

BODY MIST

This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated. 6.7 fl. oz.
Price: $14.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

BODY WASH

This gentle formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 8 fl. oz.
Price: $10.00 
Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

WORD ON THE LOOK:  I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and good advertisement images, and this one did not disappoint.  Every year they do a little extra effort on the package design.  This year the pretty sunset colors and image really captures the warmth of the scent.  It really smells like an Hawaiian sunset!  I love the palm leafs too and that stunning model in the stunning pink dress.  They had me at Aloha!

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

WORD OF ALICIA:  I can’t lie, I’m a little disspointed they didn’t do a true perfume because I LOVE THIS ONE SOOOO MUCH!  The body spray is nice, it lasts a good amount of time, it’s refreshing but I would of loved to layer it with a true perfume and I totally would of bought multiples.  The whole line is wonderful, typical of mark bath and body.  If you haven’t tried them the body cream is so rich and wonderful and not too greasy and the shower gel is moisturizing.  They work so well layered together you’re going to want the whole line, but my top pick is the Shimmering Moisture Gel.  Its lightweight moisturizing gel with really great fragrance pay off.  The shimmer is sun kissed and it works WONDERS as an after sun.  I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

I'm ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

I’m ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

You can shop the entire collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check the latest promo codes available here.  Want to win some Maui Bliss FOR FREE!?  Join my Facebook group and automatically be entered!  Join HERE.

Skincare Sunday: mark. Windswept Bath and Body Collection

Skincare Sunday:  mark. Windswept Bath and Body Collection

Skincare Sunday: mark. Windswept Bath and Body Collection

My absolute must have skincare item for body is for sure a good body cream. I need that thick moisturizing formula to repair and moisture my dry skin. One of my favorite body butters comes from mark. I pretty much love all the scents but I’m LOVING the new limited time scent of Windswept.

mark. Windswept Body Butter

mark. Windswept Body Butter and Body Wash

Windswept is described as: Feel the breeze and let your spirit soar with this exhilarating mix of sparkling grapefruit orchid essence and cedar wood.

mark. Windswept Duo

mark. Windswept Duo

The best way to get the maximum impact with the body butter is a moisturizing shower gel first.  Then within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower apply the body butter.  This is when your skin absorbs it the best.  The two together not only create silky smooth skin but also smell so amazing.  This is my go-to for spring.

As part of the intro to this limited time scent you can shop the mark. Windswept collection at 25% off!  That never happens by the way so take advantage and get these amazing products at the amazing price!  You can shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and spend $60 or more and combine it with at 20% off coupon (AVONFB60) for even more savings!  I think I should change it from skincare Sunday to savings Sunday!

 

 

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

What it is:  This lightweight, high-powered serum is an exciting addition to the bestselling Anew line, designed to deliver powerful, visible results. For those who want to maximize anti-aging benefits, Anew Power Serum is an important boost to their skin care routine.

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

What it does:  Features/Benefits of the Advanced Boost Technology visibly improves:

  • Hydration
  • Texture
  • Radiance
  • The look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firmness
Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

Why A Serum:  The secret of serum: A serum can boost the benefits of moisturizers. Concentrated yet lightweight, Anew Power Serum is ideal for layering under day and night creams and has been shown to maximize the performance of anti-aging regimens.

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

What results I saw:  For the past month I’ve been using this day and night as they directed under my moisturizer and I haven’t been using any other targeted treatment.  I have noticed a different in all the benefits mentioned above with the most noticeable being appearance and texture.  I was fighting some spots above my lip and those have basically disappeared.  Overall my skin’s appearance is smoother and more even it even seemed to help with my large pores.  Fine lines especially where the sun hits, have also noticeably faded.

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia:  Is this product worth the $?  YES!  Will I be buying it again?  YES!  This is now part of my must have routine.  Two thumbs up.

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Anew Power Serum

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Anew Power Serum

If anyone is interested in a sample comment and let me know!  You can order the Anew Power Serum at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and remember today is the last day to get FREE travel set!