Thanksgiving

Get Red-y with Joy of Red A Box!

Get Red-y With The Joy Of Red A Box

Get Red-y With The Joy Of Red A Box

Our Joy of Red A Box (product # 034-797) launches in Campaign 24 and has just what you need to spice up your holiday ensembles. This red-hot A Box has Avon makeup faves, plus a delicious scent that will make anyone a standout this holiday. You can get these 5 products for only $10 with any $40 purchase—these products are a $41 value!

The A Box:  Joy Of Red

The A Box: Joy Of Red

Get Red-y for the Holidays with These Products

Red Lipstick, Travel Perfume, and Red Nail Polish

Red Lipstick, Travel Perfume, and Red Nail Polish

  1.  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Candy Red (.106 net wt.)
  2. Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red (.4 oz.)
  3. Avon True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liner in True Red (.009 oz.)
  4. Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red (.21 oz.)
  5. New! Imari Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (.5 oz.)
Perfect Red Lips With Liner and Gloss

Perfect Red Lips With Liner and Gloss

This perfect collection of all things red is only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You know come the holiday season all you need is a red lip and a glossy red mani to get yourself through it.  So why not get it for only $10!  A joyful, magical, beautiful holiday is yours!

The A Box:  Only $10 with a $40 purchase for $41 worth of product

The A Box: Only $10 with a $40 purchase for $41 worth of product

 

You Can Backorder!  Remember, you can now backorder A Boxes! You are able to backorder the previous campaign’s A Box with a $40 backorder purchase in the Campaign associated with the A Box you wish to backorder at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

With the ultimate holiday meal tomorrow, today let’s look at what to wear to a potluck!  I collaborated with Erica Gerelmann on two looks that will work for your next potluck this holiday season.

Alicia’s Look:

20161121_154502

Stress Free Look for a Potluck

Stress Free Look for a Potluck

A potluck is all about being stress free and your looks should be the same.  You want to be comfortable to sit, eat and socialize in but still a little festive because, well, it’s an excuse to be!  Usually I would find any reason to wear red during the holidays but this year I’m all about icy shades of blue, silver and grey!  A stress free sweatshirt dress, statement necklace, statement boots and topped off with a statement lip takes casual potluck to something special while remaining festive and fun!

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Wearing:  Sweatshirt Dress, mark. | Clear Choice Necklace, mark. | Don’t Let Go Satchel, mark. | boots, Shoedazzle | Lip, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Electric Pink | Blanket Check Scarf, mark.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

Erica’s Look:

Erica's Casual Holiday Potluck Look

Erica’s Casual Holiday Potluck Look

The holidays are here and in my family, we keep things simple and casual. We gather at someone’s house and everyone brings a covered dish for a big potluck dinner.  When deciding what to wear, I leave the dress and shapewear at home and break out a pair of “fat pants” and a roomy shirt. I know I’ll eat too much! This outfit is definitely something I would wear to my family’s holiday party. I wanted to give this look the red and green Christmas feel without being too cheesy and there is no better time to break out the sparkly accessories then at a holiday party!

Red Accents from Avon

Red Accents from Avon

Erica is wearing Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in red supreme, mark. Funnel of Love Sweater, Avon Radiant Beauty Teardrop Necklace and Earring Gift Set, Avon Glitter Sparkle Strap Watch, Avon 2016 Holiday Collectible Pin, and the shoes, headband, and pants are oldies from my closet.

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

See More From Erica here!

You can shop both our looks with key pieces from http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and to make your holiday shopping way easier shop online and take advantage of our Black Friday deals starting on Thursday!  No need to fight the crowd, get 20% off and a free tote bag filled with goodies!  Use promo code CELEBRATE

 

That November New New

Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of tha month…To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up…  Hello November!  We are officially in the downhill of 2016 and the uphill of all things holiday!  Which means that new new!  November is the best time of all those new arrivals that tickle your fancy and your 1st of the month treat yo’self money!  Let’s check out those new arrivals from mark. for November!

mark. Must Have Looks for the holiday season:

look1 look2 look3 look4 look5

 

mark. New Beauty and Baubles: 

gift3 gifts1

mag_12_rebel_luxe_ad

 

Avon Living:  Avon also reassessed a NEW NEW Avon Living Catalog with all these great home items for holiday for decorating or gifting.

avonliving2 avonliving

I can’t even tell you how excited I am with these NEW NEW arrivals for November!  This month I’ll be showing you some in real life looks and reviews with these in addition to a few friends of mine who are doing the same so you can see the versatility on other people besides just me!  I also picked up a few Avon Living items so a little home review might be in order!

This Week's Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

This Week’s Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can check out all the new arrivals now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to follow me on FB here and/or here for more images and reviews.  Also on Instagram here and twitter here.   In addition, do a little follow back love/comment love for a chance to win a bundle of some of these new new (arrivals) from me!  Every comment on the blog/FB/IG/Twitter will earn you an entry!  (which also means if you see no one has commented you have a pretty good chance of winning)

What To Wear: Black Friday Shopping

 

What To Wear:  Black Friday

What To Wear: Black Friday

We’re almost to my favorite holiday… Black Friday!  (I kid, I kid) but I do love a good shopping day trip especially when there are mega sales and festive holiday spirit galore!  Don’t let the day get cut short by not wearing the right things.  Here are few tips for dressing for Black Friday.

1. Start With The Right Shoes

Wear A Walkable Shoe

Wear A Walkable Shoe

If your feet are miserable you are miserable.  It’s that simple.  So wear something walkable, comfortable and warm.  A good riding boot/flat boot is always a good choice or a bootie with a thick low heel like these burgundy ones from mark.

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

2.  Dress in Layers

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

You’re going to go from cold to warm to hot so dress in layers that you can easily strip off.  I like wearing a open front cardi sweater because for me it’s the perfect not to hot not to cold layer.  AND when you’re shopping especially on a busy day like black friday you’re not going to wait in line for fitting rooms.  This way you can easily take it off and try on tops/sweaters/jackets even if you’re just getting an idea of how something runs as you gift hunt.

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

3.  Bring The Right Jacket

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Standing out in the lines (if you do such a thing) can get cold or start to rain/snow so a longer jacket with a hood is a good bet.  Double bonus if it has a lot of pockets so you can stash things like change and your phone quickly.

Bring The Right Jacket

Bring The Right Jacket

4.  Go Hands Free

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Wear a cross body bag so you’re not bogged down by a big satchel.  This will help keep you hands free for touching the merchandise and being an efficient shopper!

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

5.  Bring a scarf and hair tie.  

Scarf and Ring - mark.

Scarf and Ring – mark.

A scarf will just be that added warmth when you’re outside or when you’re just a bit to hot for your jacket.  I know this seems super random but nothing is worse when you’re hairs all in your face when you’re fighting the shoppers and weather!   These two accessories are your must haves.

mark. Endless Style Scarf

mark. Endless Style Scarf

And there you go!  A little Black Friday outfit inspo!  If you need some Black Friday shopping inspo check out these KILLER deals at my eBoutique through Monday!  20% OFF AND A FREE GIFT!  Be sure to shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for these limited time offers this weekend… lucky for you, you can do this in your pi’s!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Mani Monday: Thanksgiving Nails with Jamberry

Mani Monday:  Thanksgiving Nails With Jamberry

Mani Monday: Thanksgiving Nails With Jamberry

Eat drink and give thanks!  Thanksgiving is only days away, and with all the preparation for the feast I’ve already prepared my Thanksgiving Day Nails with Jamberry.  So you might remember a bit ago I tried out Jamberry and I was surprised on how well they actually worked!  So I placed an order with these 2 designs that are absolutely adorable for Thanksgiving!

Jamberry Faux Fox and Friday Flannel

Jamberry Faux Fox and Friday Flannel

I mean look at that little fox… with a tail!  How cute is that!?!  I paired Jamberry Faux Fox with the red buffalo plaid called Friday Flannel.  These two together are the perfect fall pairing but will be just as cute come holiday.

Thanksgiving Nails and mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

Thanksgiving Nails and mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

A litte on the ease of using a Jamberry nail wrap:  I definitely was a little hesitant since in the past these kind of things never even lasted a day!  BUT you can really tell the difference in quality with the Jamberry and honestly they’re not that hard to apply (even with your non dominant hand!)  My little trick was to go from the edge instead of from the middle out and heating it up.  That is KEY!  You can see the adhesive become tacky when you heat.

Select Your Size and Apply

Select Your Size and Apply

These nails I did Friday and then I did all things normal like washing your hands and showering but I also mega cleaned, gave 2 dogs a bath and sorted through gross recycling and they still look good and held up great.  I have NO DOUBT they’ll look this good come Thanksgiving Day!

Nails Immediately After I Did Them

Nails Immediately After I Did Them

Nails 4 Days Later

Nails 4 Days Later

Only issue is my pointer I didn’t apply it straight enough with my non dominant hand but that’s 1 nail out of 10, I consider that a win!

I’m currently hosting an online party with Jamberry.  You can join the group on Facebook (join here) and win prizes and get free samples.  To order go here and select Alicia’s Holiday Jamberry Bash.  There’s going to be some major savings this week AND you can get 1 free when you order 3 so fill up those stockings!

What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear:  Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

Turkey for me.  Turkey for you.  I like to eat my turkey in a big brown shoe… or a chic Thanksgiving Day look.  We all know I’m a sucker for a holiday and a good holiday movie.  Did you notice in the movies, how everyone is always so sharply chic when they show up for family holiday dinners!?  And I always love their looks, so here’s my take on a chic Thanksgiving Day look, that’s still comfortable and fall friendly!

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

When in doubt, wear black.  Black always looks classy and chic.  Start with a basic fine gauge crew neck black sweater (Express).  I paired mine with a comfortable pencil skirt (Express), trick is to find one that’s not too tight or too high waisted.  I like pencil skirts because they’re slimming and you don’t have to fight with the hemline while sitting.  HOWEVER you could achieve the same look with black pants, skinnies, jeans or leggings.  The key is in the fall accessories.

Basic Fall Must Have:  Plaid Blanket Scarf

Basic Fall Must Have: Plaid Blanket Scarf

Adding this plaid blanket scarf (Target) over my all black look bumps up the fall factor.  Plus it’s extremely practical to ward of the cold and snuggle up.  I just draped mine over my shoulders for a chic shawl look and to showcase this stunning mark. Second Nature Necklace.  Every holiday look needs some major statement sparkle.  The branch like detail on this statement necklace is perfect for the fall holiday but will look just as stunning over my holiday red come christmas.  If you get one sparkle piece this holiday season for yourself let it be this one!

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Rounding out the accessories are a skinny metallic belt, a really strong black pump (coming soon to my eBoutique taking pre-orders) and a lady like faux croc bag in fall friendly green. (mark. contact if interested).

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

Fall Accessory Game Strong

Fall Accessory Game Strong

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

I tend to lean a little more “dinner party” for Thanksgiving but if yours is more casual just switch out the skirt for some more casual bottoms.  A black pump looks good casual or dressed up and fall accessories up the game.  A little chic goes a long way!

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Traveling this holiday season?  Then shop my eBoutique today or tomorrow (11/17 & 18) and get a FREE travel bag bundle in this fun abstract Mickey Mouse print. Do a little holiday shopping now and get the free gift!  Maybe pick up the mark. necklace I’m wearing here to add some sparkle to your Thanksgiving Day look!

Holiday Hostess: Shoes To Host In

The holiday hostess, a role we play more often than not this holiday season.  Since this role consists of cleaning, cooking, preparing, entertaining, and more all in a timely manner the less you have to deal with the better.  That’s where my hostess series comes in, first up the best shoes to host in.  Shoes!?  Who’s thinking about shoes but they pull your look together and keep you functioning fast so you don’t look barefoot in the kitchen.  The best hostess shoe option is a flat!  It’s like a slipper with out looking like you rolled out of bed.  Here are my top 5 Holiday Hostess Shoes!

1.  Blue Pom Flat

 

mark. Fuzzy Details Flats

mark. Fuzzy Details Flats

A jeweled color flat is perfect for fall and holiday plus the rich suede keeps it cozy and the fun pom accent gives it some statement making power.  Try pairing this shoe with a dress, one that’s comfortable enough to move, sit and eat in like the mark. Hit The Spots Dress.

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

2.  Fur Lined 

Kate Spade Scarlet Slipper

Kate Spade Scarlet Slipper

Ok this is an actual slipper but the rich velvet texture and cute bow makes it the perfect at home shoe to host in.  Try wearing this with a slim fitting bottoms and a cozy sweater with a statement necklace!

 What to wear with velvet slippers

What to wear with velvet slippers

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

 

3.  Smoking Flat

Lauren Conard For Kohls Lace Smoking Flat

Lauren Conard For Kohls Lace Smoking Flat

A smoking flat comes in a variety of textures from patent leather to velvet to these lace ones from Lauren Conrad for Kohls.  Wear these with a party skirt and sweater like the mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater.  The gold brocade pleated skirt is striking but still something you can move in.

mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater

mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater

4.  Jeweled Detailed

Avon Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat

Avon Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat

Something sparkly automatically says party!  These Avon Cushion Walk Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat are super comfortable with the extra padding for all that running around and standing around.  The jeweled details are a pretty bonus.  Try wearing these with black slacks and a blouse!

Black and Jeweled

Black and Jeweled

5.  Perfect In Plaid

mark. On  Your Toes Flats

mark. On Your Toes Flats

Plaid is the perfect print for fall and holiday!  I like these burgundy and navy ones from mark. These are bit more casual so try wearing them with a sweater dress and a smokey eye!  I have a cream sweater dress I got years ago with a little metallic thread and it’s been my go-to for comfy and cute during this time of year!

Sweater dress, smokey eye and flats!

Sweater dress, smokey eye and flats!

With the right shoes you can conquer the world!  Or be the hostess with the mostess this holiday season!  Be sure to check back for more holiday hostess tips and tricks.  You can shop the some of the items featured here today for 20% off with the Veterans Day sale!  Use promo code TAKE20 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Trending Tuesday: November Inspiration

November Inspo

November Inspo

Hello November, welcome back! Just coming off a great October so it’s only right I give thanks for being here to welcome in a new November. I’m excited to prep for the holiday’s, host a get together or two, sparkle things up with decorations for the home and self and do my absolute favorite, holiday shopping! Here’s what’s inspiring me this month!

Give Thanks

nov2 nov5

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday, football food family and friends!  This month I’m inspired by Thanksgiving decor, an outfit for the day and all things hostess!

Ultimate Hostess Flats

Ultimate Hostess Flats

 

Glam Fall Decor

Thanksgiving Inspo

Glam Fall Inspo

Gold Dipped

Gold Dipped

nov4

I’m excited to be a bit of a homebody as the cooler rainy weather sinks in and decorate for the holidays! I can transition some of my halloween white pumpkins to a more glam look this fall.  I wish I was more shabby chic because those decorations are super cheap to diy, but glam… no so much.  I’ve always like the luxe touch so looking to work in some of these glam decor at the baller on a budget price!

Glam From Avon Living

Glam From Avon Living

White, Light, Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

This month for my color pallet I’m feeling whites, lights, creams and clean lines.  Obiv I’m feeling this from what to wear to my festive glam decoration pins!  White House Black Market hit this one on the head.

Cream and Cranberry

Cream and Cranberry

Sparkle

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

nailedit sparklebeauty

I will always find a way to make November and December a little more sparkly!  Super sparkly statement necklaces, shimmering makeup and day sequins are just appropriate this time of year!  Not to mention mark. released a Sparkle beauty collection I’m swooning over!

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

If you follow me on pinterest you probably already noticed what’s been inspiring me.  Obiviously by this post some heavy emphasis on gold… Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold… (ooh can’t wait for Rudolph on TV!)  Now it’s time to put this inspo into action!  What is inspiring you this month?

Your Holiday Go-To Top – mark. Flow With It Blouse

mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

We have less than 2 weeks until Christmas!  Yippie… and yikes!  Definitely have to finish up that shopping!  One less thing I have to worry about is what to wear!  The mark. Flow With It Blouse is the perfect top for this holiday!  Pretty much any outing that’s coming my way this top will work.  I’ve already worn it for Thanksgiving, work, nights out and more!

Blouse + Mini + Booties = Winning

Blouse + Mini + Booties = Winning

The mark. Flow With It blouse is your answer to what to wear on top!  It’s flattering yet interesting cut goes with everything from skirts to pants.  Pair it with a plaid mini skirt (Express, old) and some booties for a fun party look this holiday.

Total Look With mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

Total Look With mark. Flow With It Blouse

Call it a mullet if you will, because it’s business in the front and all party in the back!

DSC_0880 DSC_0867

mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

mark. Flow With It Blouse

This top would be perfect for a work holiday party!  It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  Plus it’s the PERFECT base for a statement necklace, is it not!?

Layer Statement Necklaces for a major impact!

Layer Statement Necklaces for a major impact!

Try layering to complimenting statement necklace to up the ante!  I love how the chain details compliment each other here with my two (mark. and Brighton).

Statement Necklaces Dynamic Duo

Statement Necklaces Dynamic Duo

I seem to always have the problem that I never know what top to wear with all my fun bottoms.  Which is why I think I’m just over the moon for this top, it is literally the perfect solution to almost every bottom I own.  I love the versatility of the mark. Flow With It top!

DSC_0877 DSC_0872

mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

mark. Go With The Flow Blouse

If you’ve seen me in the last few months you’ll know that this top has been in heavy rotation.  I think that speaks enough for the reason you need this in your closet.  Might as well get that holiday shopping done and pick up this blouse, if not for yourself then for someone else, because I bet they’ll love it as much as I do.  You can get it at my eBoutique for $36:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

DSC_0875

BONUS:  Get 20% off this blouse and get your shopping list DONE!  Save 20% off a $60 order now with Avon promo code 20HOLIDAY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Give Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all get to enjoy the day with loved ones and eat something tasty!  A few things I’m thankful for:

this guy:

Ross Thayer Photography

Ross Thayer Photography

these crazies:

Family

Family

these pups:

Zoey and Lexi

Zoey and Lexi

beautiful skies:

Ice House Reservoir

Ice House Reservoir

 

my cameras:

so i can take lots of pictures like of courtneypoo

so i can take lots of pictures, like this one of courtney-poo

 

the moments and memories I have that I didn’t capture on film.

 

Cheer’s to another Thanksgiving to be oh so thankful!  I’m also so thankful that anyone even looks at the blabber that is this blog and shops my avon adventure!  Thanks for supporting me and my passion projects!

Here’s a little more thanks… get FREE SHIPPING on any order!  Shop the little things that make you happy!  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger