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Word On mark. Pout Lip Paint

Word On mark. Lip Paint

Word On mark. Lip Paint

It’s National Lipstick Day on JULY 29th! So let’s celebrate with some new lippies!  Newest to the collection are the new mark. Lip Paints, a liquid lipstick in both matte and glossy or vinyl finish.

 

Word On mark. Lip Paint Vinyl:

mark. Vinyl Lip Paint

mark. Vinyl Lip Paint

It’s the best of both worlds.  Glide on the luscious lip paint that combines color and a built-in primer. More intense than lipstick, more saturated than gloss. 0.237 fl. oz.

BENEFITS

• High-shine finish
• Pure pigments
• Built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps color on lockdown
• Unique cushioned, tapered tip applicator allows you to paint on color in one swipe and expertly line lips
• Provides full coverage
• Does not feather or bleed
• Color lasts for hours

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Full Sun

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Full Sun

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Shade

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Shade

Word On mark. Lip Paint Matte:

mark. Lip Paint Matte

mark. Lip Paint Matte

It’s the best of both worlds.  Glide on the luscious lip paint that combines color and a built-in primer. More intense than lipstick, more saturated than gloss. 0.237 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Matte finish
• Pure pigments
• Built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps color on lockdown
• Unique cushioned, tapered tip applicator allows you to paint on color in one swipe and expertly line lips
• Provides full coverage
• Does not feather or bleed
• Color lasts for hours

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Full Sun

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Full Sun

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Shade

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Shade

 

Word Of Alicia:

 

Wearing Lip Paint i Fancy

Wearing Lip Paint i Fancy

These liquid lipsticks are awesome!  The formula is so saturated so you’ll get lipstick like color with the ease of a liquid.  I really like how the matte formula doesn’t look drying like most of the other brands I’ve tried.  These have a doe foot applicator which applies it really well and even.  I really was impressed with the applicator.  For summer I’m definitely loving the vinyl because it’s more summery with the finish and the color I picked, but both are excellent!  Next on my list is Cozy.

Anyone who places and order today through the 29th gets a FREE lipstick from ME! Order direct (call/test/email/dm) or online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PLUS free shipping on $25 AND get this Let’s Makeup Beauty Set for $10 with a $40 order… and a free lipstick, sounds like a good time to place an order!

*if you order online I will email you to confirm your free lipstick

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

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

Our latest beauty set in Campaign 17 (C19 TS)! The Let’s Makeup Beauty Set (product 086-485) includes two top eye products, plus a bright jelly beauty bag that will stylishly hold all your makeup must-haves. These hot items are just $10 ($33 value!) with any $40 brochure purchase. You’ll be sure to love this new eye-catching offer!

Beauty Set Includes:
• Avon True Color SuperExtend Lengthening Mascara
• Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner (black)
• Let’s Makeup Beauty Bag (8″ L x 6″ H)

Quick! Exclusive Word Of Alicia Expiring Offer – 20% off Avon/mark.!

Avon Spring Offer!

Avon Spring Offer!

Quick, quick, quick!  If you’ve been wanting to order Avon/mark. lately do it now!  Direct orders through me get 20% tonight only!  Comment or email me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com with what you want to order and I will invoice you!  Must receive by midnight PST April 13th!

See What’s New:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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!

Sheer Brilliance

 

mark. Sheer Briliance Blouse

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse

Do you know what’s sheer brilliance?  Sheer blouses!   I love a good sheer blouse because I think they really flatter a curvy shape, are really easy to wear, work with a variety of bottoms and create a very pretty illusion.  Currently the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse is, well, sheer brilliance in the sheer blouse trend.

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse and Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse and Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt

Wearing the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse tucked into the mark. Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt that is currently on sale for only $19.99!  As we are still transitioning in weather, I paired it with over the knee boots from Shoedazzle but easily can be swapped out for pumps or sandals with the warming weather.

Pencil Skirt, Sheer Blouse, Over The Knee Boots

Pencil Skirt, Sheer Blouse, Over The Knee Boots

Versatile Sheer Blouse from mark.

Versatile Sheer Blouse from mark.

Details

Details

As a mark. and Avon rep for about 5 years now this has to be one of my favorite pieces ever.  It is versatile for work or play.  I also currently LOVE this mark. Sheer Brilliance blouse worn just with jeans and ankle booties.

The Pups Love My Versatile Sheer Blouse

The Pups Love My Versatile Sheer Blouse

To complete my look I’m wearing the mark. Rebel Luxe fragrance from holiday and the mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Pop Tart on my lips.  Let me just say there are some real perks from being an Avon Lady.  All these goodies, all these spot on trends are all available from Avon.  You can shop them here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

Have you thought about becoming an Avon representative?  Have you wanted a little extra income, a perfect money making side gig if you will?  Or just would like to improve you household budget by saving money with getting products you buy regularly (like shampoo and mascara!) at a discount?  Or do you just want the tax write offs?  If any of these sound somewhat interesting to you, you should consider being a rep too!

Avon, the perfect money making side gig!

Avon, the perfect money making side gig!

Let me just say that being an Avon rep you have access to makeup and beauty, fashion, home good, kids, skincare and coming later this year wellness… so pretty much all of those other direct sales companies rolled into one that’s been around for 130 years, proving Avon is not a scam.  My life has positively been effected by Avon and I can’t imagine not doing it.  I still have a full time job, I’m not salesy, or outgoing but I’ve still been able to make a few bucks, save a few bucks and join a community I absolutely adore and have a ton of fun!  I really would love to share this opportunity with anyone and everyone.  If you would like to join you can do so here.  In addition, I’d be your buddy along the way 🙂 please, please DM/Comment if you have any concerns questions or just would like to chat more!

That Avon Life.

That Avon Life.

YES!  I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BEING AN AVON REPRESENTATIVE 

 

 

When is Valentine’s Day this year?

When even is Valentine’s day!?  What day of the week is it on?  What am supposed to get this year… ugh!  No fear, word of alicia has it covered.  This year Valentine’s Day, February 14th, falls on a Tuesday… so that means Taco Tuesday and $5 movie Tuesday!  It’s a precious week night so maybe you make the taco’s at home for Netflix and chill.  But what about the gift?  I have a few ideas for you straight from our Valentine’s Day Boutique on everything on what to wear to what to gift:

Valentine's Day Boutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Valentine’s Day Boutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What to Wear:  Regardless if you have a date or not you can still wear something to theme out your day even if all you’re doing is going to work.  I personally lean toward red but pinks and purples are also festive!  I love the look above for sultry date night look, the red wrap dress with high low hem works perfectly with a black lace up bootie and statement necklace all from Avon.

I’m loving this girly purple look from mark. for Valentine’s day too!  It would be perfect for a day date, or for tacos!  Paired with fun flats and a mini bag makes if functional while still being romantic.  Also the kind of outfit you could wear to work just to theme out your day 🙂

Purple for Valentine's Day

Purple for Valentine’s Day

 

What To Give This Valentine's Day?

What To Give This Valentine’s Day?

What To Gift:  Fragrance and jewelry are kind of the go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day for a reason.  They always fit and flatter.  Thing is, you don’t have to break the bank to get them either.  Regardless if you your gifting your kids, your friends, your valentine or even yourself, there are some killer items at my eBoutique.  For your kids, I love the jewelry sets in a heart shaped box for girls.  For your friends the mark. Love, mark. bath and body line is perfect, especially the little hand cream.  For your valentine, fragrance and fine jewelry!  I’m loving the Avon Sterling Silver Genuine Onyx ring!

Boxed Jewelry From Avon

Boxed Jewelry From Avon

Fragrance is always a little personal which also why it makes a great gift for yourself.  The nice thing about gifting it at Valentine’s Day is you can gift what you want your Valentine to smell like.  For women’s fragrance I love Avon Femme and the Ultra Sexy Line, like the new trio of body spray’s for $15.  Little Red Dress was just released and perfect for Valentine’s Day.  For men my husband loves Avon Luck and I have to say I do too!  It’s clean and casual so perfect for every day.

Avon Little Red Dress

Avon Little Red Dress

You can shop all the products mentioned at my eBoutique here, or if you want me to completely handle this, shop for you, wrap for you and deliver for you hit me up I’m more than willing to do it all 🙂  Happy Valentine’s Day loves!

From The Desk Of Alicia – Happy 5 YR Anniversary to Word Of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

5 years ago on this day in 2012 I started this little spot on the internet! There may be more pictures but the game is the same.  In it’s honor I’m picking a few favorite posts from each year to look back on, which will be REALLY REALLY difficult, but here’ we go!

2012 – the beginning: 

  1.  2012 was the year I got in the mixed mani game… and here’s my post to prove it:  Nail Trend:  Mixed Media Nails

    Mixed Media Nails... Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

    Mixed Media Nails… Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

  2. 2012 also had some killer capsule collections from mark. like the  Night Iris collection with a Rebecca Minkoff colab and the Hamptons Instant Vacation were 2 of my all time ever favorites

    mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

    mark. Cool It Dress

  3. Week O’Nautical also got it’s blog birth in 2012 with this all white look, White As A Sail, being one of my all time favorites (sidenote 2012 was also my best looking year in my opinion, who says turning 30 was a bad thing!?!)

    Taking a LWD Nautical

    Taking a LWD Nautical

2013:

  1.  I really stepped up my picture taking game in 2013, mastering that self timer and getting a DSLR.  I’ve always loved this What To Wear… With All look, especially with the sun beaming in against this ivy background which I used a lot here on WOA.  Want to know a secret, it’s a dumpster by my old office in a parking lot.  That’s right, I use a dumpster as my background, WORD YO!

    Wear With All Dress

    Wear With All Dress

  2. 2013 was my first blog collab with Jackie from Living After Midnight!  Wear and Share Wed had some great looks but this Wear and Share Wed:  Go For Baroque was a favorite not only of my look but also of Jackie’s!

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

  3. My all time most viewed post comes from 2013 5 Must Haves For A Hawaiian Vacation!
  4. I had to add an extra fav from 2013 including two of my all time favorite looks, How I Wore It:  Skinny Pants and Copy Cat – Express Peplum Look
    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

2014:  

  1.  The biggest event in 2014 definitely was my wedding even though I didn’t blog about it much, but I did share my wedding nails and bridal shower nails!  Maybe someday I’ll get around to getting those wedding details blogged.  I also had some really good mani posts with Pumpkin Spiced Mani and Wear And Share Wed with a Valentine’s Day Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

  2. Week O’Nautical is definitely my favorite series and in 2014 I had 2 favorites, Guard Orange because the pictures turned out great and Warm Cabana Striped Nights which is not only an outfit I love to repeat, but also a WOA fan favorite.
    Nautical Guard Orange

    Nautical Guard Orange

    Cabana Stripes

    Cabana Stripes

  3. Sequins hit WOA good real nice in 2014 with Wear and Share Wednesday Effortless Edge Sweatshirt and some 4th Of July Stars and Sparkles.
    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

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2015:

  1.  I feel this little blog of mine brought my love for Target designer collars to a new level.  Not only does the thrill of the hunt get me excited but so does also sharing my finds on here because let’s be honest you know my husband and most my friends could care less!  Lilly for Target from 2015 has to have been one of my all time fav Target collabs and a few posts to prove it; Fishes on Fishes  First Timer, a bag feature here, and Essie for Lilly For Target.
    Fishes on Fishes - Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Fishes on Fishes – Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Lilly For Target Beauty

    Lilly For Target Beauty

  2. Beauty posts were upped in 2015.  I’m a HUGE beauty fan but I don’t photograph it well on my face, which is why I usually stick to product shots, which is my favorite thing to take pictures of!  Favs:  My Spring Fling With mark., Summer Makeup mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection, Nailed It:  Julep Smitten Kitten Box
    My Spring Fling With mark.

    My Spring Fling With mark.

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

  3. Looking back at my posts I totally remember how happy certain times made me with a peek at the outfit and this one was one of them!  Plus I really liked my hair in this Week O’Nautical Beach Sweater post.

    Lexi Kisses

    Lexi Kisses

2016:

  1.  2016 was definitely the year of Jamberry.  I signed up to be a hobbiest rep (you can too and get 30% off every order – contact me!).  These little nail decals definitely gave me a new gig for Mani Mondays… fav post has to be this Icy Mani one, the pics turned out great, application was smooth and a pretty mani to boot!

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

  2. The mark. Instant Vacation capsule collections have been a big hit every year but in 2016 they went to Maui and it resulted in vacation memories, tropical post pics from my sister’s house and some new favorite tropical pieces!

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

  3. One of my favorite posts from 2016 was this April Showers one, taken completely on my phone while my husband was fishing and I was killing time.  I just loved the umbrella pics and since it rarely rains in CA I loved capturing it on a rainy day!

    Rainy Day Favorites

    Rainy Day Favorites

  4. 2016 BONUS favorite was my Redbook feature for being an Avon Rep and my Word Of Alicia blog!  I’m truly honored and humbled that anyone spends their precious time to look at my ramblings on the world wide web regarding my outfits, nails, current inspiration, etc…  Thank you for reading and here’s to more misspellings, bad grammar and crappy pictures that I still feel the need to share on Word of Alicia in 2017!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

 

Cheers to 5 years!  Word Yo!

 

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia Review:  mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

If you couldn’t tell by this post, or this one I’m pretty excited for the mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss capsule collection.  One of the best parts of these collections is the beauty.  It always includes the best summer makeup must haves and this year does not disappoint with including a powder bronzer.  The mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer.  If there’s a single product that represents an “instant vacation” its bronzer.  Here’s my review on this beauty.

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

Word on the mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer:

Part of the limited edition Maui Bliss color collection. Get the gorgeous glow of Maui’s incredible magic hour instantly with this embossed pressed powder bronzer featuring shimmering rays that illuminate and brighten all skin tones. 0.29 oz. net wt.

mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer and Brush from Take 5 Brush Set

mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer and Brush from Take 5 Brush Set

BENEFITS
• Fragrance free
• Enhances skin tone
• Glides on effortlessl
• Provides instant glow to skin
• Illuminates and brightens skin
• Fade-proof for hours
• Stays fresh looking and color-true for hours
• Easy to blend

TO USE
• Swirl brush onto powder and apply to cheekbones, forehead, bridge of nose and chin, building a gradual glow. Add more color if desired.

Bronzy Glow with mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Bronzy Glow with mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

WORD OF ALICIA:

I definitely would recommend this as your new bronzer!  First off it’s a super stunning package and design.  I love the shell design and its a decent amount of product for only $16.  That super pretty sparkle however is just on the surface, which is kind of a bummer (and biggest con) but honestly I like matte bronzers better anyhow.  This isn’t a true true matte it has the tiniest amount of shimmer.  There is a lot of shimmer here on my face because it was that first swipe of that top layer.  If you never quite liked Glowdacious because it’s too shimmery then you’ll like this one.  I like that this one isn’t orange at all (even though my pic kinda leans orange but that’s my camera settings) and it isn’t too muddy.  I’ve used it to effectively contour, worn just on the tops of my cheeks, and on any areas I want to look sun kissed.  It met all my expectations.  Wear time is nice as well.  If you want to instantly look like you’ve taken an Maui vacation this is the bronzer to do it!

Best Bronzer For Summer 2016

Best Bronzer For Summer 2016

You can shop the bronzer at my eboutique (along with the brush set and my outfit, all coming later to the blog!)  BONUS today there’s free shipping on a $25 order with promo code FREESHIP.  Might as well shop the rest of the beauty collection and get that free shipping!

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

National Fragrance Day: My Favorite Fragrances

Happy National Fragrance Day!

Happy National Fragrance Day!

Happy National Fragrance Day and welcome spring! Because I love both fragrance and spring, so I’m a happy camper today! Fragrance is such a personal thing but that doesn’t mean I can’t share my favorites.  In no particular order here are my favorite scents:

Avon Femme ($30 currently on sale for only $15!)

Avon Femme (Sale $15)

Avon Femme (Sale $15)

Description:  It’s your moment to shine. AVON FEMME captivates from day to night. An elegant fragrance with sparkling freshness and opulent florals. Rich jasmine petals and stunning magnolia touched with radiant amberwoods. Luxuriously long-lasting, for hour after hour of beautiful scent. 1.7 fl. oz.

Word Of Alicia:  Pretty much all my favorites are wear anytime scents but this one I particularly like in the spring/summer.  It has good staying power, and the florals are are balanced really well with a fresh scent.  Plus the price is the biggest selling point.

Ralph Lauren Blue ($46-$82)

Ralph Lauren Blue ($46-$82)

Ralph Lauren Blue ($46-$82)

Description:  Cool and fresh, Blue Eau de Toilette by Ralph Lauren is a soft floral fragrance that melts into the skin with notes of lotus flower, gardenia and pink peony, exotic blossoms such as tuberose, rose de mai and orange flower enriched with musk, ambrette and sandalwood.  Notes: Lotus flower, muguet, gardenia, sparkling jasmine accord, pink peony, rose de mai, tuberose, jasmine petals, orange flower, musk, ambrette, sandalwood, mousse de chine, vetiver.

Word Of Alicia:  I had no idea this fragrance was so floral until I pulled the details here!  This one I became a fan of while working at Elder Beerman Department Store in college and it’s stayed in heavy rotation ever since, and I’ve had A LOT of perfumes since then.  It’s really crisp and clean for being such a floral (apparently) scent.  Kind of what you associate with a scent from Ralph Lauren!

mark. Instant Vacation Fragrance

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Soleil Fragrance

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Soleil Fragrance

Description:  Each year mark. does a capsule collection inspired by a hot vacation spot and it’s core features a fragrance.

Word Of Alicia:  These mark. Instant Vacation scents are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!  They’re usually an Eau De Toilette so a lighter scent, not as long lasting but that’s usually what you want for a vacation scent.  From Ibiza Sol, to the Hamptons, Marrakesh, Saint Barts and more I’ve loved them all!  This year’s hot spot is Maui and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the next one in the collection!

mark. Naked Love Bath and Body ($6-$14)

mark. Naked Love

mark. Naked Love

Description:  Fresh and clean in the most amazing way with notes of apricot nectar, white peaches, velvet freesia and skin musk.

Word Of Alicia:  I’m lazy, this is no secret.  So as much as I love perfume I’m lucky if I actually put it on.  That’s why a good fragrant bath and body collection wins out.  I’ll pair a shower gel and a good body cream for a more lasting scent and this mark. Naked Love has a great scent.  I think the peach and apricot stands out the most, and it has secured the #1 position as favorite away from Lemon Sugar (a close second) in the mark. bath and body core collections.

 mark. Windswept Bath and Body ($6-$14 ON SALE $4.50-$11!)

mark. Windswept Bath and Body

mark. Windswept Bath and Body

Description:  Feel the breeze and let your spirit soar with this exhilarating mix of sparkling grapefruit orchid essence and cedarwood

Word Of Alicia:  Windswept is a seasonal scent but it’s been my FAVORITE go-to scent since it launched.  For me it’s perfect for spring, like a fresh spring breeze.  With all bath and body collections layering is key for the scent to last, plus spraying something like the body mist mid day is a good pick me up!

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel:  ($5-$16.50)

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel

Description:  Top notes: vanilla, sweet butter cream. Heart: caramel, benzoin, chocolate. Base: soft musk, sugar cookie.

Word Of Alicia:  This is another seasonal scent I HAVE to pick up every year from Bath and Body Works.  It is the ultimate layering scent.  I love it under my perfume, it never seems to clash just add warmth and in winter that’s exactly what I want.  I stock up every year.

Perfume Bar From My Bridal Shower :)

Dana At The Perfume Bar From My Bridal Shower 🙂

What are your favorite fragrances?  I’m always looking for a good new scent to try!  I also LOVE anything coconut scented and always looking for a good one for summer if you have any suggestions!  😉  In honor of national fragrance day you can get a FREE fragrance sampler at my eBoutique with your order!

 

 

 

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Obiv I’ve personally been on a matte lipstick kick… as seen here and here.  The matte lip has been here for a hot minute and isn’t going anywhere so might as well join the party.  One of my FAVORITE formulas is the mark. Lipclick Matte.  It’s a little more luxurious than the Avon ones I’ve been swooning over, however it’s only available in 3 shades.  Pretty much your must have of shades, a red, a bright pink and this deep purple, Vixen.

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

We’ve had a change in weather here, grey dark rainy and in the low 60’s so a deep purple lipstick seems appropriate.  Plus it also looks really chic with spring pastels too!  Plus it’s the shade Lucy Hale has been wearing for like the last 6 months on all her press junkets.

Vixen in full sun

Vixen in full sun

Word On Vixen:  Get this shade.  The formula is moisturizing not drying.  The vampy shade isn’t so vampy it’s unwearable, it’s a good deep plum shade that will work with most skin tones.  The cap design is awesome with a magnetic closure, a click closure if you will!  And for only $11 it’s still cheaper than a lot of designer brands with designer brand quality.  You can shop Vixen at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND get FREE shipping!