St. Patrick’s Day

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Channel the beauty of the south, even if you are the in the complete opposite side of the country! Savana inspired eyes, lips and nails are easy to achieve with this beauty set perfectly curated for the Avon Southern Belle collection, and only $20!  Makeup Monday is a Modern Southern Belle with the Avon Southern Beauty Set.

The limited edition set includes:

• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Clover, .4 fl. oz.

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

• Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Citrus Shine, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

• Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

• Avon True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On the Vine, .176 oz. total net wt.

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

• Floral-print nylon bag, fully lined. Top zip closure with tassel pull.

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Let me just put the word out on this Savana Beauty value set.  It’s $20 for a $48 value, so there’s that but it actually comes with some pretty stunning FULL SIZE makeup that’s everything you need for your spring beauty update.  The matte eyeshadow quad looks intimidating but you can day or night this.  I wore shade 1 all over my lids with shade 2 in my crease, shade 3 on the center of my lid and shade 4 on the outer v, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I got.  It was actually rather shocking since its not really that far off from what I normally do but it was enough color to bring some new attention.  And Glazewear… why have I not given this a shot before!?  This is probably one of the better lip glosses I’ve ever used, comfortable, hydrating and great color!  I’m back on the gloss train like its 1999!

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Swatches:  On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Swatches: On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

These shades are not only perfect to amp up your spring look a million different ways but they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day too!  The nail polish in clover is more muted in person, a great dupe for Chanel Jade!  I just LOVED it and I had no desire to buy it before, now its definitely one of my favorite shades.  Additionally the makeup bag is too cute with the Savana Blooms signature print from the collection exclusive to Avon, but it is also JUST the right size and shape for your bag.  Not too big and long enough for your brushes.  I just can not express how impressed I am with this $20 set!  Get it while you still can as it is part of the limited edition collection (see here).

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

And if you just want to dip a toe in the Southern Belle beauty pool try this adorable set too, Coral Fever Lipstick Set.  Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever is one of my favorite shades (see swatches and on here).  For $10 you get the full size lipstick and this cute little pouch perfect for stashing your lippies!  It would look really good with the above set if you were feeling a bold lip instead of gloss.  Both of these would make excellent Easter basket gifts.

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

You can shop both of these sets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger while supplies last!  See how perfectly they match the rest of the Avon Southern Belle collection!?  If you don’t know what I mean then check out my Modern Southern Belle’s feature on Laura, Linda, Erica and myself!  This collection mixes and matches so well together, there’s something for every modern Southern Belle!

 

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Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Luck O' The Irish To Ya!

Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched! I’m celebrating in shades of spring greens and with sweet treats!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick's Day!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Sweet Treats:  If you’re in the greater Sacramento area and need of sweet treats for your next special occasion you definitely have to check out Baking With Tea in El Dorado Hills.  A home grown baker with all natural organic ingredients who bakes with tea!  Her treats are so delicious and unique!  I used her for my bridal shower (tea party!), work functions and more!  Be sure to like her page/instagram because her pictures and personality are as sweet as her desserts!

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Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day Treats!

Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

 

Nailed It: mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

Mani Monday going up on a Tuesday… I don’t think that phrase will ever get old to me… mainly because I’m always doing today what I needed to do yesterday… but anyways, it’s spring mani mode up in here!  Luckily I got this mark. Nailed It Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers to freshen up my mani options with a fresh mint and steely grey!

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

mark. released it’s newest Nailed It Duo set that I absolutely adore for spring!  The two shades Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia are totally unique and perfect for transitioning into spring and beyond.  They are shimmers with a metallic matte finish, which you could easily top with a topcoat for that shimmer to really show through.  I personally really loved the matte finish, it just felt really different than anything I’ve worn lately.

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green thumb is so pretty to me.  It’s more of a sea foam, a little retro a little modern.  I just love it!  Plus I love wearing this color in March as we lead up to St. Patrick’s day with all things in shades of green.  Steel Magnolia is a really good metallic too!  I will wear these both by themselves and together for a lot of different looks.  It’s one of those pairings really worth having in your stash.

Accent Nail:  Jamberry Silver Chevron

Accent Nail: Jamberry Silver Chevron

Since I’ve been loving mixed mani’s lately I used another Jamberry wrap as my accent nail, this time in silver chevron.  It has a clear base so you can put it over a colored polish for a really fun look.  I really like it over Green Thumb, it really ties the look together!

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

I’m really obsessing over these shades, probably one of my more favorite Nailed It Duo‘s from mark.!  And they’re only $7 for the pair!  You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo’s at by eBoutique.  If you’re interested in Jamberry you can get this wrap here.  In addition as today is International Women’s Day a special FREE GIFT with any $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I would love this little number to stash in my purse, I love the double zippered pouches!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

Green and Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Luck O’ the Irish to ya this St. Patrick’s Day!  Since St. Patrick’s Day is going up on a Tuesday it’s much more low key, but that doesn’t mean any less themed out!  Wear your green so you don’t get pinched, eat some Irish food and/or hit up a pub!

Word on what to wear:  Green.  Obviously green.  But there are so many chic options now more than the cheesy St. Patrick’s day t-shirt. With the great spring weather we’re having I wanted to wear a bright fresh green color and play up on the fun of the day with window pain ankle pants with glimmering gold accessories.  Express is my favorite for never boring but still legit work clothes hence the Express Portofino shirt (last seen here) with Express Columnist ankle pants (now available in white with black stripes, I think I need those too!).  Topped off with gold pumps (mark.) gold jewelry (mark.), a green and gold mani (Julep) and gold eye with green eyeliner (mark.).

St. Patrick's Day Look

St. Patrick’s Day Look

Express Portofino and  Columnist Ankle Pants

Express Portofino and Columnist Ankle Pants

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. Pumps and Bag

mark. Pumps and Bag

Lucky Green For St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Word on what to do:  Hit up your local pub for happy hour!  Green beer, Irish car bombs, whiskey shots… oooor maybe just some green tea or Irish Breakfasts tea for me.  If you’d rather celebrate at home then make yourself some corned beef and cabbage!  Roast the brisket for about 2 hrs with the last hour throwing in your cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  Easy, filling and festive!

 

At the pub for St. Patrick's Day

At the pub for St. Patrick’s Day

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Nailed It: Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Ok so this was totally my Valentine’s Day mani but hearts, glitter, red and white are still perfectly acceptable all month long!  So better late then never, here’s round 2 of the Valentine’s Day nails courtesy of Julep’s Smitten Kitten Box (see round 1 here).  For February I decided to go with the Smitten Kitten box as my maven selection.  (Maven’s are Julep’s members who get a perfectly curated box each moth to take or skip).  I knew it was going to be PERFECT for this month’s holiday and their themed out selections haven’t let me down in the past. (see last yrs v-day, st. patty’s and 4th of july)

Julep Smitten Kitten Box Nail Look

Julep Smitten Kitten Box Nail Look

The Smitten Kitten box included a red creme (Karissa) a full coverage gold glitter (Vivien), a holographic heart glitter (Hartleigh) and Freedom topcoat with cute red and white heart stickers.  I loved them all so much I had to use them all in one look.  Overkill, for some maybe, super fun and festive, absolutely!

Julep Vivien

Julep Vivien

Julep Harleigh

Julep Hartleigh

I alternated the red and gold as my base and then let them mostly dry before putting on the heart sticker.  I then followed it up with a generous coat of Freedom Topcoat.  Because I knew there were going to be a lot of layers I only went with one coat and got them opaque.  Again, this is why I love Julep for their killer formulas!

Accent Nail in Julep Harleigh

Accent Nail in Julep Hartleigh

For my pointer I decided to make it an accent nail by layering on Hartleigh over a super pale pink base. A glitter with hearts and heart decals make it way easier to get a perfect heart mani.  Way better then my past attempts at free handing a heart.

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Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

I of course added this fun Tool Around Ring Set from mark. for a little something extra!

Valentine's Day Nails with Julep

Valentine’s Day Nails with Julep

If you loved the Smitten Kitten Box you can get a similar themed out box for St. Patrick’s day!  If you’re already a maven select the Lucky Shamrock Box or if you’re new to Julep sign up for the subscription use promo code PINCHME and get the themed out box FOR FREE!  If you want the perfect polish to theme out your St. Patrick’s Day then grab this, it includes my St. Patty’s favorite… LUCKY (see here and here).  Julep’s formula is KILLER, their maven program is KILLER and the their suggestions and pairings are KILLER!  If you haven’t signed up yet do so NOW!  (esp while it’s free!)

Free Julep with promo code PINCHME

Free Julep with promo code PINCHME

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

Until next mani Monday…

Mani Monday – St. Patrick’s Day Nails

St. Patrick's Day Mani

St. Patrick’s Day Mani

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched!  I def am taking any reason to theme out the day in my green white and gold!  For today’s festive mani I used Julep Lucky on my ring and thumb (green glitter also worn last year!), for my middle I used mark. Nailed It in Gleam Scene and for my pointer and pinky I used Essie White Out with that same Julep Lucky dotted on!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

ring - mark., cuff - bke

ring – mark., cuff – bke

St. Patrick's Day Full Look

St. Patrick’s Day Full Look

Luck of the Irish to ya!

 

 

 

 

What To Wear To Work: St. Patrick’s Day

Work Friendly St. Patrick's Day Look

Work Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Look

With St. Patrick’s day falling on a Monday it might not be a huge year for green beer and pub crawling.  That doesn’t mean you still can’t theme out the day!  My obsession with mint from last year is still going strong so why not break the standard kelly-green-on-St.-Patrick’s day rules and wear mint!

Mint Jeans are Minty Fresh!

Mint Jeans are Minty Fresh!

Take a pair of mint jeans and make them minty fresh (and work friendly!) with a blazer!  The mark. Instant Edge Blazer is the PERFECT pairing.  Since its a fun day go with a fun blazer like this boucle one with leather paneling!  A classic is given instant edge with the leather features making it perfect for work.  Plus, its lined so it will keep the spring chill away.

mark. Instant Edge Blazer

mark. Instant Edge Blazer

I accessorized it with my favorite Madden Girl booties, the mark. Fire Me Up Necklace (old), mark. All In Good Time Watch, mark. Nail This Look Set (enamel bracelet), mark. Classic Hit Handbag with mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf tied on.  You can get all these and the mark. Instant Edge Blazer at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Instant Edge Blaze with MINT for St. Patrick's Day!

mark. Instant Edge Blaze with MINT for St. Patrick’s Day!

If mint jeans aren’t work friendly for your office try this same look with mint dress pants/skirt or just add a mint cami/tank under the blazer.  I work in an anything goes office so they definitely work for me!  Tie a spring scarf on your bag and you are polished and festive ready for the Luck O’ the Irish!

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

BONUS:  Not that you can really tell but I recreated this eye look with mark. i-marks in Ice Age and Chenille ($7 each) and for the mint under eye line you can use Avon Glow 2-In-1 Eye Pencil in Beach Beauty ($8).  For my liner I use mark. Get In Line in Painted Black and mark. Lash Act in Blackest Black for mascara.  It’s the perfect touch of mint green look for day time.  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Recreate This Look With mark. For St. Patty's

Recreate This Look With mark. For St. Patty’s