Thanksgiving

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.

12 Days of Deals – Day 5, 6, and 7! Our Most Popular Items For FREE!

 

12 Days of Deals - Friday, Saturday and Sunday's Deal!

12 Days of Deals – Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s Deal!

TGIF!  I’m SO ready for the weekend!  I have so mucho going on, like a girls day trip to wine country, and I have to try to get some holiday shopping and prepping in among all the normal house things… like maybe finally taking down my Halloween decorations… oops.  With a busy weekend its kinda nice to know which 12 Days of Deals is going on so I can plan my shopping accordingly 😉

Use PROMO CODE BATHOIL

Use PROMO CODE BATHOIL

Day 5:  FREE Full Size Skin So Soft Bath Oil use promo code BATHOIL

Our Original SSS (Skin So Soft) bath oil is probably what Avon is known for.  This multi-tasking oil can be used simply as a bath oil or for something as unique as a flea and tick treatment for your dog!  I use SSS oil everyday, apply to wet skin pat dry.  It seriously is my miracle worker.  Just for fun you can see 90 uses for this original scent oil here!  If you want this for free today use promo code BATHOIL at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

 

Use PROMO CODE ORNAMENT

Use PROMO CODE ORNAMENT

Day 6:  FREE Limited Edition Pewter Ornament use promo code ORNAMENT

Each year Avon releases a limited edition pewter ornament that people go nuts over!  It usually sells out.  Collect each year as each ornament has the year on it, and decorate that tree.  If you want it for free get it Saturday with a $50 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use PROMO CODE CLINICAL

Use PROMO CODE CLINICAL

Day 7:  FREE Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System use promo code CLINICAL

Eye Lift Pro is the best selling, highest reviewed, and critically acclaimed eye cream.  It comes with 2 pots, one a hydrating cream the other a lifting and tightening gel.  I also can vouch for it!  This duo really does work and is an EXCELLENT everyday eye cream day or night.  It’s worth $40 alone so lets be smart and get it for FREE with a $50 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger  I’m currently out so I’ll be ordering for myself on Sunday to get this baby!

If you’re shopping for yourself or for holiday gifts check out the gift guide to help build your $50 order.  If you would like me to curate an order for you, give some ideas, or tell you if something is worth it or not, hit me up.  I’m not only a great personal shopper, I also will expertly gift wrap, include a free holiday card and get your gifts delivered on time.  You can email me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Facebook or Instagram or leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you.

 

 

12 Days of Deals – Day 2 FREE Triple Wick Candle in Mocha Merrymint or Pass The Rum Cake

It’s Day 2 of our 12 Days of Deals over at the eBoutique and this one is a GOOD ONE!  You can choose between Pass The Rum Cake or Mocha Merrymint triple wick candle for free with a $50 order.  These are 2 of the top candles I wanted from the holiday candle collection.

12 Days of Deals - Day 2: Free Triple Wick Candle of your choice

12 Days of Deals – Day 2: Free Triple Wick Candle of your choice

12 Days of Deals – Day 2:  Complimentary Candle and Free Shipping on orders $50+ with promo code RUM (for Pass The Rum Cake) or MOCHA (for Mocha Merrymint)

Word of Alicia:  If you haven’t tried our candles yet, now is the perfect time… I mean when is a free candle not a good time? They’re VERY comparable to Bath and Body Works and the new holiday scents are 2/$25 which is a far better deal.  The holiday lineup includes Mocha Merrymint, Pass The Rum Cake, The Perfect Pine, Cinnamon Spice and All Things Nice, and A Very Berry Holiday.  This Day 2 Promo is a $20 value so if I were building a $50 order to get the free candle here’s what I’d choose.  Because there are 2 candle options I built 2 orders:

Order 1 for Pass The Rum Cake Candle:

Order Inspired by Pass The Rum Cake Candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Order Inspired by Pass The Rum Cake Candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Both these candles I want for myself so I built and order for me/yourself.  The holiday season requires a few must-haves, a red lip, holiday makeup and some festive glam jewelry to spice up the LBD.  My FAVORITE red lip this year is the Icon Avon Lipstick in Crimson Carnation, it’s the perfect holiday red in my favorite nourishing formula that helps battle dry lips.  With your red lip you’re going to need some holiday makeup and the Dream In Color Eye Palette is my TOP pick.  (check out my IG Highlights under Holiday to see what I mean!)  New arrivals just launched today including this new A Box which includes a bronze Glimmerstick eyeliner, a neutral cream blush, a Crave lipgloss and a purse size Live Out Loud fragrance.  These would complete your holiday beauty looks all for only $10!  Every season some fun festive jewelry is a must.  Its an inexpensive way to dress up your look for the holidays and still feel special.  I’m really digging this Red Deco set that’s currently buy one get one free!  You could swap in the cocktail ring if that’s more your jam.  This order is a little more than 50 at $60.99 but its worth $131.97!  $60 and you’re SET for getting ready this holiday season and you get a yummy candle to set the mood… done!

Wearing the holiday must-haves beauty items in this order!

Wearing the holiday must-haves beauty items in this order!

Order 2 for Merry Mochamint Candle:

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

Order Inspired by Mocha Merrymint Candle

Even though these candles would make excellent gifts esp as a hostess gift, teacher gift, girlfriend gift, etc… I want it for myself.  Also on my want list is this lounge set and smoking slippers so this order is again me getting something for me.  However, this would also make a great gift because The Here To Slay Lounge Set is good year round and can be worn casually too.  Paired with the Slay Smoking Slipper and the new A Box and the candle and you have yourself a gift that “slays”… see what I did there haha.  Either way get it for yourself or get it for someone else and get the free candle because this order comes in at $59.98 but valued at $111.97!  

REMEMBER I’m here to be your personal shopper.  These orders not quite what you want but you want that free candle, let me help curate one that is!  You want to gift this to someone, I can expertly gift wrap it, include a free holiday card and get it to your recipient in time to glisten under the tree.  Just hit me up!  aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out.

It’s Red Cup Day

It's Red Cup Day

It’s Red Cup Day

Nothing solidifies the start of the holiday season like a Starbucks Red Cup! I most certainly got my Peppermint Hot Chocolate so I could get the free re-useable cup. Hashtag basic and I’m totes ok with it!

A Red Cup Accessory

A Red Cup Accessory

Wearing: Black Watch Plaid Flannel Shirt, Old Navy; Black Wrap Knit Skirt, mark. by Avon (old); Houndstooth Watch, Michael Kors (old); Gold Bracelet and Earrings – part of this 3 piece set, Avon; Statement Necklace, Avon; Black Pumps, Calvin Klein via Nordstroms Rack (old).

OOTD

OOTD

It may be too hot for flannel and a hot chocolate but I’m really good at pretending.  Also It’s Nov 7th it really should be cool enough for a flannel shirt.  I mean really Nor Cal, get it together.  Regardless I wanted those holiday vibes and I’m kinda obsessing over black watch plaid and this statement necklace so the two of them together is kinda obsession overload.

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Mood.

Mood.

Hello November!

Hello November!  I’m ready for ya!

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

Hello November! Halloween is always the switch here in Nor Cal. It’s now for sure fall. Seriously last week I was so hot I still had to pull my sleeveless tops out again. However, it did lead me to my favorite fall outfit. This combo from Banana Republic Factory:  Sweater dress + Felt Hat + Ruana + Mules

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

This ribbed sleeveless midi dress is so easy to wear for fall.  It’s comfortable, flattering, the perfect weight and extremely versatile.  A few fall accessories and I have my perfect fall look.  I liked it so much that I got it in both black and tan!  Both are the perfect fall colors.  *sidenote I’m linking the petite but I’m wearing a regular.

Black and Tan For Fall

Black and Tan For Fall

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

What makes this look so fall friendly are the accessories.  The hat is from Amazon, which for the price, an excellent find and its adjustable to fit multiple head sizes.  The ruana, or poncho as they call it, is from Banana Republic Factory too.  It is the perfect combination of fall neutrals in a plaid which reverses to my favorite print, black and white houndstooth.  It’s also so soft and cozy so as weather transitions, or for cooler mornings, or cooler offices, this guy was my GO-TO in Sept and Oct.  I liked it so much I might of got a few for gifts. Actually, this ruana and felt hat combo would make and excellent pairing for a Christmas gift.  Especially for someone you really don’t know their size in clothes but you still want to get them something fashionable.

Dynamic duo for fall - and a great gift idea!

Dynamic duo for fall – and a great gift idea!

Also wearing my favorite nude mules, Calvin Klein, my go-to fall camel tote from Michael Kors (found at TJ Maxxx),fall jewelry from Avon and my fall favorite lip, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date.

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Lip of The Day - errr season - Delicate Date

Lip of The Day – errr season – Delicate Date

This has been my favorite fall outfit, not only this black version but also in the tan.  I wear the same accessories and just reverse the ruana for a completely new look!  You could definitely warm this up for cooler temps with a denim jacket, cozy cardigan sweater, or even a turtleneck underneath the dress.  The ruana/poncho is really warm too so if you belted it and treated it more like a cardigan sweater you’d be plenty warm.  Also, instead of mules switch into your favorite tall boots and done!  I’ll be wearing this all fall and winter I’m sure.

All The Fall Feels

All The Fall Feels

What To Wear To Thanksgiving When You’re Hosting

What To Wear Thanksgiving When You're Hosting

What To Wear Thanksgiving When You’re Hosting

I don’t host Thanksgiving but I do host a Friendsgiving before the big turkey day! The difference between planning what to wear when your attending (see here) vs when you’re hosting is all about being strategic for function and time. We all know when you host, you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off, and getting ready is usually what suffers.

Festive and Functional

Festive and Functional

Word Of Alicia on what to wear:  Start the day off with solid black leggings, ones that are more like work out material than a knit.  That way they easily dust/wipe/lint roll off anything you get on them while prepping.  Wear a t-shirt during prep time then switch to a short sleeve party top as the time gets closer.   A short sleeve top because you don’t want to pushing your sleeves up while you are cooking and cleaning, and you’ll probably be warm from running around.

Tip: Start with a good base, quick and easy skincare with Avon Anew Hydrafusion Serum and Gel Cream

Tip: Start with a good base, quick and easy skincare with Avon Anew Hydrafusion Serum and Gel Cream

This year I’m all about that luxe velvet, so I’m suggesting the Avon Velvet Off The Shoulder Blouse.  You can still get this one by ordering direct from me or backordering it from campaign 23 (product #’s at the bottom of this post).  But I would also suggest the mark. Get Ruffled Up Top!

Tip: Use a scented body lotion straight out of the shower incase you never get around to perfuming before guests arrive

Tip: Use a scented body lotion straight out of the shower incase you never get around to perfuming before guests arrive

As the hostess you’ll be doing a lot of the work so bracelets and rings aren’t really functional, I suggest going with a statement necklace or earring.  I decided to wear with this a black velvet and crystal choker necklace with some crystal earrings.

Festive Friends

Festive Friends

I am a no shoes house so why would I wear shoes and break this rule?  I opted for a sparkly slipper instead!  Mine are from last year but Avon currently as some SUPER cute ones this year.  My last little trick is to go with your quick updo.  Keeps the hair out of the face while prepping but looks chic while hosting.

Hard at work on the handmade pasta!

Hard at work on the handmade pasta!

Thankful and Grateful for all these folks!

Thankful and Grateful for all these folks!

I hope everyone has a fun and festive Thanksgiving, and cheers to the holiday season!

Tip: Wow them with your hostess skills with buying butters shipped like a turkey haha

Tip: Wow them with your hostess skills by buying butter shaped like a turkey haha!

Avon Velvet Off The Shoulder Blouse Product Numbers:  S 800-800; M 800-829; L800-867; XL 801-017; 1X 801-605; 2X 801-753; 3X 802-711

Back order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger by going to order by product number (top right) then select campaign 23 and add in the appropriate product number.  Reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

What To Wear To Thanksgiving When You’re Attending

What To Wear To Thanksgiving When You Are Attending

What To Wear To Thanksgiving When You Are Attending

Are you hosting or attending a Thanksgiving dinner this year? If you are an easy going attendee then picking out an outfit is a little more fun and less strategic. My suggestion, the ever so popular sweater dress! It looks polished, put together but is oh so cozy and comfy. My pick is the Avon Elena Sweater Dress.

Avon Elena Sweater Dress $39.99

Avon Elena Sweater Dress $39.99

Why is the Elena Sweater Dress my pick?  Well, first off its black so instantly chic, and flattering. Its also a straight fitting shape, not tight so you can eat and sit and lounge and still be totally fine.  Like I said, it’s cozy and comfy and that’s what fall is all about!  It’s also $39.99 so super affordable.

Cute and Comfy Sweater Dress

Cute and Comfy Sweater Dress

Embellished Details

Embellished Details

Plus the Elena Sweater Dress comes pre-glammed with these fun rhinestone details.  No necklace required!  Just layer on some cute bracelets like these Avon Pearly Jet Stretch Bracelets.  I also added the Avon Sterling Silver Onyx rings for a little more glam.

Easy Thanksgiving Look

Easy Thanksgiving Look

Avon Pearly Jet Bracelet and mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint

Avon Pearly Jet Bracelet, Sterling Silver Onyx Rings and mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint

To make it holiday ready I really like it paired with these Marc Fisher red booties and red plaid bag from Guess.  Of course it needed to be paired with a mega shiny red lip, the mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Glamour.  What I like about the lip paint for Thanksgiving is it has some serious staying power and is a bright red.

Pops of Red for Holiday Feels

Pops of Red for Holiday Feels

You can shop my dress, jewelry and lip paint at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use code SAVEBIG and get 20% off your entire order, plus free shipping.  While you’re at it you might as well add on that A Box!

Eat Drink and Give Thanks!

Eat Drink and Give Thanks!

Clearance Find: Wanderlust

Clearance Find:  Wanderlust

Clearance Find: Wanderlust

Guess being a procrastinator pays off.  If you saw on my IG Stories (@wordofalicia) for Wear and Share Wednesday I featured the mark. Printed Dreams Dress, which is now on clearance for $26.99!  Good thing this wanderlust look is just as cute in fall as it is in late summer!

mark. Printed Dreams Dress NOW $26.99

mark. Printed Dreams Dress NOW $26.99

Late Summer Style

Late Summer Style

For late summer I styled it with a teal bow belt (WHBM) and teal espadrille sandals (mark.)  However for fall I’ve worn it with booties and a denim jacket.  I can see this being just as cute with OTK (over the knee) or tall boots and a cozy sweater under your jacket for even cooler days.  This would make a cute Thanksgiving look too!

Fall Style

Fall Style

I’m also wearing the jewelry from the mark. wanderlust collection which is currently unavailable but DM me if you want me to hunt it down for you.

mark. Jewelry

mark. Jewelry

Vintage mark. Accessories

Vintage mark. Accessories

For $26.99 this is a really great deal on a dress that really can work year round layered with the right pieces.  Plus the blue is a really pretty shade with a fun print.

At $26.99 Well Worth It

At $26.99 Well Worth It

Shop the mark. Printed Dreams dress at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to hit a $40 order and add on the Merry and Bright A Box for only $10 (great for a gift see here) and you’ll also get free shipping!

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

Your days will be full of festive cheer if you snatch up the C24 A Box Merry and Bright (product # 920051). It will get you holiday ready in a flash with three bold, fun makeup selections and charming earrings to cap off an outfit. The makeup picks are full-size options that will make your holidays shine. At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Get Holiday RED-y!

Wearing the A Box Exclusives!

Four Bright and Fun Picks:  Three full-size makeup essentials and A-Box exclusive earrings—a $32 value!

Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude: .14 oz.

A Neutral Cream Blush

A Neutral Cream Blush

Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Read: .4 oz.

Your Go-To Red Nail

Your Go-To Red Nail

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo in Healthy Glow: .07 oz.

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

A-Box Exclusive Holiday Earring Glamour Stud Duo: Hematite color, pack of 2

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

This A Box is one that’s well worth it!  If you get it for yourself you’ll have everything you need, a neutral makeup option that will match perfectly with a red lip!  A go-to red polish for the holiday season.  Lastly the perfect pair of earrings for all those blingy statement necklaces or for a simple pairing with your cozy winter looks.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up a holiday outfit and add this on and you’re all set!

Be Merry Be Bright!

Be Merry Be Bright!

NOW this would also make a GREAT gift option!  Basic must-have shades that any girl can appreciate, and 2 pairs of earrings that are cute enough for basically everyone.  PLUS you can wrap an A Box like a Christmas Tree so mega cute idea especially for a white elephant, girlfriend gift or hostess gift.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up your stocking stuffers, or a cute holiday item and add this on and you’ll have a great start on your holiday shopping.

Be Holiday RED-y!

Be Holiday RED-y!

You can get the Merry and Bright A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

The Magic of Pearls A Box

The Magic of Pearls A Box

The Magic of Pearls A Box

Just launched!  Our latest, The Magic of Pearls A Box lis available starting today with 5 pearlescent products that will make you and your customers shine. This shimmery A Box is valued at $46 and only $10 with any $40 purchase—there’s creamy skin care and makeup, an elegant scent, plus an exclusive compact.

All this for only $10!

All this for only $10!

Pearl Power
Luxurious products hand-picked for you and your customers.

  1. Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream Mini: .5 oz
  2. New! Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .5 oz
  3. A Box Exclusive Compact with Faux Mother-of-Pearl Accent: Mirrors with 1x and 3x magnification
  4. Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Crème Brulee: .4 oz
  5. Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Champaign: .10 oz

4 Pearlescent Beauty Products and a Limited Edition Compact!

4 Pearlescent Beauty Products and a Limited Edition Compact!

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers. It’s an A-mazing value for only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Get that holiday shopping done, and score this for only $10!  Or wrap it up like a Christmas tree and gift it.  The A Box is the perfect add on gift, a girlfriends gift, a teacher gift or a gift for yourself!  OR if you are gifting someone some actual pearl jewelry how adorable would this be to go along with it!?  PLUS you can combine it with our Black Friday offer (going on now through Saturday!)

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

  • Free shipping on orders $20 or more
  • Free shipping AND 20% off of orders $45 or more
  • And orders of $65+ get free shipping, 20% off, plus a free 7-piece holiday on-the-go-set!