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Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

In like a  lion, out like a lamb.  The “old Pennsylvanian saw” holds true this year so far.  With the windy, rainy, moody blue days we’ve had, I’m also feeling that vibe.  I’ve been gravitating towards the blues lately, which seem to be perfect for end of winter.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

Wearing:  * mark. Blue Belle Blouse; * Express High Waisted Denim Perfect Seamed Bell Flare Jeans; * mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet and mark. Boho Beauty Earrings, * Michael Kors Red Suede Platform Heels (old).

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter: Calvin Klein Navy Faux Leather Jacket (Ross), mark. Rebel Ice Scarf (old)

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

When looking for a black leather jacket for the Justin Timberlake Concert (see here) I found this cool navy one instead, which got me super excited and fit my moody blue vibes.  Layered with a prairie blouse and some fresh-again flares I have a look that works well for March as we transition to that lamb like weather.

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

Wear and Share Wednesday may be blue, but in the best way possible, as blue IS my favorite color.   I’m loving that I can layer up a spring blouse and jeans and not freeze, which means spring is on its way!  And as far as my lip of the day, Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow!  Pinks go strangely well with blues (see what I mean here!)  You can shop the mark. spring collection and lip color online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

More March Weather Lore:

  • A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
  • As it rains in March, so it rains in June.
  • March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
  • So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be.
  • Is’t on St. Joseph’s day (19th) clear, So follows a fertile year; Is’t on St. Mary’s (25th) bright and clear, Fertile is said to be the year.
#mood

#mood

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!  It’s always a little tough when it falls on a weekday but I still take any reason to theme out my day. We’re just going to a good steak dinner after work so I need a desk to dinner date night look.

Valentine's Day Desk to Dinner Look

Valentine’s Day Desk to Dinner Look

Wearing:  Black Beaded Blouse, WHBM; Black Jeans, Old Navy; Red Booties, Marc Fisher.

Valentine's Day Look

Valentine’s Day Look

I went with a pretty blouse, black jeans and a pop of red this year.  It was functional for all I had to get done today but also translates well to date night.  Added on my Avon Heart Hoop Earrings and Heart Ring along with my red booties and its a lovely V-Day look.

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Lip Of The Day:  I’m wearing a matte berry lip from the Avon Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Collection (see here) but its extremely similar to Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  These matte lipsticks last and last.  I put it on at like 11am and it lasted to post V-Day dinner!  The 5 for $20 Lipmania ends Monday at http:www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Happy Lunar New Year!  I’m kinda missing the parade that used to pass by my College Ave appt in State College on this festive day.  So I guess I’ll celebrate with an Asian influenced OOTD.

Asymmetrical Details

Asymmetrical Details

Kimono Like Sleeves

Kimono Like Sleeves

Wearing:  mark. Zen Garden Top, Avon Avery Pant, Target CooCoon Cardigan, Target Boots (old), Avon, mark. Botanical Garden Earrings

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

Layered for Winter Wear

Layered for Winter Wear

Tie Waist Details

Tie Waist Details

Loving the fun style and details

Loving the fun style and details

It is still winter so I layered up this asymmetrical blouse with a open front cardigan (last seen here along with my bag!), some black booties and ponte pants!

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Lip of the Day:  Avon True Color Nourishing in Persimmon Pink

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink On

Persimmon Pink On

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see I’m doing my Lip of the Day to feature some of my favorite lippies during the 5 for $20 deal going on over at my eBoutique.  All 130+ lip shades are included in this deal in all types and finishes!  Be sure to check it out at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The Weekend Ritual A Box

Weekend Ritual A Box

Weekend Ritual A Box

You know what’s becoming my weekend ritual? Going a little extra on my skincare! Weekends are the perfect time for your own at-home mini spa! After a nonstop week, it’s time to give yourself some pampering. Refresh your skin with an exfoliating scrub, give your cuticles a conditioning treatment and stay moisturized on your weekend travels with expert mini day and night creams.

Go To Every Day Products

Go To Every Day Products

Valued at $37 Three try-it-size skin care essentials, plus a full-size treat for your cuticles:

• Anew Clean Daily Scrub Mini, 1 fl. oz.
• Anew Platinum Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Mini, .5 oz. net wt.
• Anew Platinum Night Cream Mini, .5 oz. net wt.
• Avon True Color Cuticle Conditioner, .4 fl. oz.

Being EXTRA every weekend is now my ritual!

Being EXTRA every weekend is now my ritual!

This weekend I slept in my makeup 2 nights in a row. So some extra self care Sunday rituals were extra needed this past weekend. I used the Avon Anew Clean Daily Scrub mini in this A Box, along with Avon Anew Clean Cleansing Brush to wash away the weekend. I then used the Avon Anew Purifying Clay Mask to really go the extra mile. Sunday skincare masks are becoming my ritual. Followed up with the Platinum creams to really help heal that dry winter skin, so come today my skin is looking like we had a long weekend rather then a rough weekend. These are practical uses of this A Box. A lot of the time the A Box has fun new things to try but these are tried and true, use every week products that you can get for $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Trust me, your skin will thank you come Monday 🙂

Rain Rain Go Away…

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

Its been a rainy January, which we need here in NorCal. Doesn’t change the fact that rainy days need an extra boost! Like a holographic a rain anorak, a bright cobalt blue sweater and some hunters!

Wearing:  mark. New Millennium Anorak, mark. Laced Up Sweater, Avon Ponte Knit Pants, Hunter Rain Boots.

Anoraks are a great staple for your jacket wardrobe.  They’re light and packable and extremely functional.  I’m really loving this holographic one from mark. with convertible sleeves but there are a ton of different options.  I also am really loving this cute gingham one!  If it is still too cold to wear a light layer then pair an anorak up with your warmest fleece or sweater, or over something like a fleece North Face Jacket.

You can shop my look over at the eBoutique.  Also going on over there a free sample of our unreleased but majorly hyped Honey Blossom perfume with any fragrance purchase.  Basically, you can try it before anyone can even order it!

Word Yo!

Word Yo!

Easy Street

Easy Street

Easy Street

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us, January is set to easy mode. Time to reload and refresh. The new year brings its own set of challenges but getting ready doesn’t have to be one of them. Especially during these back to work weeks post holidays… ugh. As we get back to the grind I needed to make things easy.

Easy January Outfit

Easy January Outfit

I picked up a few easy, go with everything pieces from the new Avon Go Easy Capsule collection, including this 4 pack Tee Shirt set, go with everything lucite earrings and a winter soft colored handbag to switch out of my holiday bag.  All these items are go-with-everything kind of pieces that make getting ready super easy.

Avon Modern Zen T Shirt

Avon Modern Zen T Shirt

Currently Crushing on Shades of Purple

Currently Crushing on Shades of Purple

For my easy back to work look I paired the cream tee with some pinstripe pull on pants (Express) and a lilac cardigan (Target and on Clearance).  Super comfortable and casual but still put together, easy for transitioning back to work.  To make things even easier I wore my flat riding boots (DSW but these ones from the collection are getting FAB reviews).

Riding Boots For Easy Footwear

Riding Boots For Easy Footwear

Switched to my January bag, the Avon Hobo Bonded Leather Bag

Switched to my January bag, the Avon Hobo Bonded Leather Bag

For jewelry lately I’ve been reaching for super simple go with everything easy pieces.  These Avon Modern Shapes Earrings are still interesting but so easy to wear, and look great paired with my go-to Cosmic Constellation Necklace (in Leo) and friendship bracelet (in and out of the eBoutique).

Easy Go With Everything Jewelry from Avon

Easy Go With Everything Jewelry from Avon

Pretty Lucite Earrings from Avon

Pretty Lucite Earrings from Avon

Word of Alicia:  I’m kinda over the moon about these Avon Modern Zen tee’s.  They come in 4 must have shades, cream, black, navy and slate purple which are super cool and on trend.  Excellent layering pieces with a longer line so you can wear them a lot of ways.  They can be dressed up or down or even for the gym.  Just something WELL worth your money.  I’m also over the moon about the Cosmic Constellation Necklace, it seriously is my everyday and just SO PRETTY.  Can layer it with other necklaces or wear a lone, can be casual, business, fun, you name it.  Definitely easy pieces and work with my look and will work with so many looks, so good they needed and extra call out.

Walking on Easy Street With an Easy OOTD

Walking on Easy Street With an Easy OOTD

Shop the Go Easy collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Skin Resolutions A Box

Skin Resolution A Box

Skin Resolution A Box

Start the new year with a fresh face with the Campaign 2 New Skin Resolutions A Box (product # 149-517). This A Box features 3 of our Best of Beauty Winners, including a pro-inspiried eye lifter, moisturizing cream, and power serum. At $10 with any $40 purchase, this offer will help put your best face forward this new year!

All this for only $10!  A better valued A Box

All this for only $10! A better valued A Box

Skin Care Must-Haves:  Get $42 worth of amazing skin care!

Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System: Gel. 33 oz. / Cream .33 oz.
Anew Ultimate Cream Cleanser: 1.7 oz.
Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.

If you're looking to take care of your winter skin, this A Box will handle it!

If you’re looking to take care of your winter skin, this A Box will handle it!

One of the better valued A-boxes, this one is worth the eye cream alone!  The cream cleanser and power serum are also my all time must have skincare favorites so getting all of this for $10 is well worth a $40 order.  PLUS the new Easy Capsule Collection is available and mark. Modern Lines collection so getting to $40 is SUPER easy and won’t break your post Christmas bank.  Shop now over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Year New Mani

New Year New Mani!

New Year New Mani!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2019 is off to a spectacular… or sparkling start!

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

My New Years Eve mani has become my new year mani. While going through my nail polish stash I found these super sparkly polishes from Julep, which are actually a matte.  Making this mani something a little different and with all the glitter I was already wearing, matte seemed a good way to go.

New Year New Flowers ;)

New Year New Flowers 😉

These also look WAY better in person! I couldn’t capture the sparkle, so take my word for it.  I was kinda hesitant to give up wearing red on my nails but this purple polish is making it easy to transition to the new year.  Plus, first post always has to be a new mani post right!?

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

 

Cheers to 2019!

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

 

Things Oprah and I have in common;  Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Makeup Monday is brought to you by the Oprah effect. And by Oprah I mean Gayle and O Magazine who did a Facebook live (see here) on some top O beauty picks and some holiday hair and makeup ideas.  This is not the first time team Oprah has put things on her must have list that were already on Alicia’s must have list.  2017 she featured the Avon Mini Lipstick Set (Lots of Lips) which created them to sell out super quick.  Note:  These came back in 2018 in a cute vintage tin…that have already sold out.  In 2008 during the Brooks Brothers Moonlighting gig era, Oprah said the BB Non-Iron White shirt was the must-have white shirt (and it is see here).  But it also created a frenzy of SAHM’s coming in to ransack the store for said white shirts… and then they sold out until we could get new stock in.  So its no surprise that the Oprah pick of 2018 is the Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection… which is also my current fav holiday beauty palette… and is prob about to sell out quick!

A Book of Beauty - adorable package design!

A Book of Beauty – adorable package design!

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

Introducing a limited-edition iconic collection of holiday gifts inspired by Avon’s rich heritage. Add to your library with three volumes of makeup palettes dressed in an iconic Avon sleeve, all with cosmetic mirrors:
3-piece boxed gift set includes:
• Eyes of Golden Wonder Shadow Palette Vol. I, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• She Dreams of Silver Shadow Palette Vol. II, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• In the Blush of Dawn Cheek Palette Vol. III, 4 blushes, .34 oz. total net wt.
• Comes in a festive gift box. Paperboard. Sleeve: 3.75” W x 5.5” H x 2” D.

Book 1:  Warm Tones

Book 1: Warm Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 3:  Blushes

Book 3: Blushes

Alicia’s Must Have List DEFINITELY includes this holiday palette.  I kinda hoarded it when I first got it and did’t use it right away.  Then I did… now I can’t stop.  It’s BEAUTIFUL.  The shade selections are wonderful, the package design is vintage and adorable and looks killer sitting on your vanity.  Plus, the color payoff is so nice, and lasts SO WELL.  Gayle might have wanted to “borrow with permission” but for $24.99 even us without Oprah as our bff can still get this goodie.

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you missed out on the Avon Ooo La La, Fa La La Palette then this is an EVEN BETTER alternative!  PLUS you can get it with FREE SHIPPING today for Green Monday at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger