Nailed It: Jamberry Night Sky

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Mani Monday and I finally feel human again. I had bare nails for weeks, so finally getting a pedi and busting out a Jamberry wrap on the mani, all is right in the world once again!

I felt like doing nail wraps and these Night Sky wraps were calling my name! Sparkly mixed mani in cool icy tones, sign me up!

We have been having a cold spell in Nor Cal so these icy tones are oh so needed. And so is this scarf that’s my back drop. Its actually the signature print from the mark. Rebel Ice collection. Fun fact: If you bought the bath and body line its the print on the packaging!

I also just got these sterling silver rings in from Avon, and thought the complimented the wraps so well! Yes, Avon does have a line of fine jewelry, yes these rings are new and available, yes they include genuine stones, and yes you need them! The fine jewelry also starts at a size 5! I am wearing the Classic Peak Band (sale price $16.99) stacked with the Blue Topaz with Cluster Halo ring (sale price $34.99).

You can shop my rings and check out Avon’s fine jewelry new arrivals at my eBoutique. Message me if your interested in Jamberry nail wraps! I’m always looking for someone to go halfsies ūüėČ

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Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

You know what I’ve been loving lately? ¬†Lip Gloss! ¬†“Taking it back to the old school, cuz I’m an old fool who’s so cool…” ¬†(10 points if you can name that song) ¬†…Anyways, Avon Glazewear has me loving lip gloss again. ¬†I am just LOVING this formula. ¬†It’s super comfortable to wear, not too sticky, moisturizing and great color pay off! ¬†I’m wearing Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink, which is just a perfect everyday lip color. ¬†Especially perfect for spring.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Swatch (shade)

Swatch (shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Darling Pink is actually a cream shade, so its pretty opaque for a gloss. ¬†In the sun shots you can see it has just a *touch* of shimmer that looks really stunning on. ¬†I never would of bought this on my own, for no reason other than that I’m just “into lipsticks now.” ¬†This Glazewear came as part of a set, the¬†Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set actually. ¬†After getting a Glazewear in my Savana Beauty Set (see here) and this one I’m officially on the gloss train. ¬†That’s why I love sets, you get to try something you normally wouldn’t of picked out and sometimes its a grand slam, like this time. ¬†The whole set is actually a grand slam!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Valued at $93 this Spring Pink Delights Collection set is ONLY $34.99! ¬†I got it because I wanted the makeup bag, being a little larger I knew it would be great for traveling to fit larger items like foundation, full size hair products, etc. ¬†Additionally, I needed more Skin So Soft oil and the Soft and Sensual scent is my favorite. ¬†So for the cost of the SSS oil and the bag, I got a full size perfume, polish, lipgloss, shower gel and lotion! ¬†Lucky for me I was trying out three new products (perfume, polish and gloss) and all of which I’m now using on the daily and loving! ¬†Haiku Kyoto Flower is another one I’m kicking myself for not getting before now!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set Includes:

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Full Size Beauty

Cosmetics Bag, polyester. Zip close with handle 11‚ÄĚ L x 5‚ÄĚ W x 7.5‚ÄĚ H
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Shower Gel, 5 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Bath Oil, 16.9 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Body Lotion, 11.8 fl. oz.
Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum, 1.7 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Pastel Pink, .4 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink, .21 oz. net wt.

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Beautiful Bag Details

Beautiful Bag Details

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

If you haven’t figured it out, I love this set. ¬†I think its an EXCELLENT value and I suggest trying a few new products. ¬†I also think this would make a perfect Easter gift, basically everything you need to fill a basket outside of some candy. ¬†I have a feeling this guy might sell out, so grab yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ¬†and maybe pick up a few more Glazewears at 2 for $10!

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

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

The limited edition set includes:

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

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

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

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

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

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

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

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

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

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

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

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

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

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

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

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

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

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

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

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

 

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Being Presidential In My First Lady Coat

Happy Presidents Day! I definitely am enjoying my long weekend which included lots a errands, a birthday party, a night out for pasta and mini golf, a trip to Old Sac and taking in a movie. ¬†While our mini golf outing there’s always a bit of smack talk, as I was wearing my new pretty Avon Lilly Coat, I was being chanted at “Your up first lady!” ¬†Thinking about it, my coat does kinda look presidential!

Avon Lilly Coat

Avon Lilly Coat

The Avon Lily Coat is part of the he Modern Southern Belle collection.  They combined the vibrant hues of the azaleas in Savannah’s Forsyth Park and the sunny blues from Carolina skies with ruffled details to create ladylike prints in contemporary silhouettes.  The tweed Lily Coat with butterfly print lining is the perfect layering piece and transitional coat from winter to spring.

Wearing The Avon Southern Belle Coat and Earrings

Wearing The Avon Southern Belle Coat and Earrings

This is one of those pieces that will not only see good use because of its functionality but you will have it for years with its classic style and unique beautiful blue coloring.  Just look at this stunning butterfly lining!  I immediately thought of Easter in PA.  As much as we want Easter to be springy and beautiful it usually is kinda cold so this would be the PERFECT topper!

The detailing on this jacket justifies the price tag.  But if you are interested only smalls, 2x and 3x left.  If you are a medium I think you can get away with the small.  Shop quick before it sells out at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Modern Southern Belle: Word Of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Pour yourself a cup of sweet tea, because I’m about to share with you how to be a modern Southern Bell…. from Nor Cal. ¬†Being a Modern Southern Belle means you take the idea of a Southern Belle and make it your own. ¬†For me, the Southern Belle elements I want to take and apply to my own life/look are classic beauty, bright colors and lady like designs. ¬†I think I hit all of those in this Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection. ¬†This is my pick from the collection and how I’m making it modern.

Modern Southern Belle

Modern Southern Belle

My own modern take on a Southern Belle is pairing a beautiful colorful floral blouse with a pair of dark green ankle pants and lace up pumps!  For me wear to work dress pant is still lady like in styling but grounds the bold florals.  The deep green color and ankle cut styling makes it modern.  (pants, Old Navy; pumps, Nine West Outlet).  The lace up details and suede finish on my pumps take an otherwise classic pump to the next level.

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Modern Details, Classic Style

Modern Details, Classic Style

Its all about that blouse, that blouse. Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection is the star of the show, and its only $29.99!  This pretty blouse is such a spring staple, one with fun details and bright pattern is a great addition.  I can wear this to work, dressed down for weekend, pretty much for any occasion.  If you have a cooler weather Easter, this would be a great outfit for that.  And the details make it unlike anything else in my closet.

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Have you meet all the Southern Belles!?  Laura, Linda, Erica and myself all had different picks from the collection but all can mix and match for an update to our spring wardrobe.  What pieces are your favorite, how are you a modern Southern Belle?  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!  Shop this limited edition quick as the pieces are selling out fast at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Modern Southern Belle: Fashion Erica

Meet Modern Southern Belle Erica, from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty. ¬†Erica is a fellow Avon Independent Sales Representative who loves fashion, beauty, movies, TV, dogs & reading! ¬†You’ve seen Erica on Word of Alicia plenty of times, like at our pajama party! ¬†Erica as a keen eye for lady like fashion with a modern, fun vibe which she’s sharing with us today with her take on a Modern Southern Belle with her pick from the Avon Savana Blooms collection. ¬†(now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)


Guest Post:  Fashion Erica

My Style: Modern Southern Belle Edition

One of my favorite spring trends is gingham print. It definitely says ‚Äúspring is here‚ÄĚ! If you‚Äôre afraid you‚Äôre going to look like a walking tablecloth, never fear Avon has done beautiful things with gingham this season!!! The Savannah Blooms collection offers several pieces in gingham including sneakers, tops, and capri pants! One thing I like about gingham is that it is really¬†casual. My OOTD is perfect for the weekend or a fun day off. Pick up a gingham piece from Avon‚Äôs Savannah Blooms collection and you‚Äôll be feeling like a modern southern belle in no time!

What I’m wearing:
Vanessa Tunic


You can see more from Erica over at her blog!  Be sure to follow her on the FB, IG, Twitter and more importantly Pinterest!  She has a killer Pinterest account filled with pinnable inspo!

Be sure to check back for more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, and to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Modern Southern Belle: Linda

Meet Modern Southern Belle Linda! ¬†Linda, a fellow Avon representative, is optimistic, fun and effervescent. ¬†If you’ve caught any of her videos (live on FB or on her YouTube channel) you’ll easily agree. ¬† Which is why she’s no stranger to Word of Alicia to dose in some fun. ¬†(see here!) ¬†She’s a true Southern Belle from Virginia, so her modern take is kinda straight from the horse’s mouth.


Guest Post:  Linda Montavon

Hello Spring

Avon Modern Southern Belle

Avon Modern Southern Belle

With the Avon Southern Belle collection there are so many options to mix and match!  Pair the Blue Strip Michelle Boatneck Top with the Cobalt Annabelle Cardigan and you have comfort, style and modern southern belle charm. The 100% cotton boatneck top has a flattering cut and is definitely on trend with stripes. The fine-knit, long-sleeve sweater with pearl-like button closure feels so soft and is this season’s must have layering piece. Both the striped top and cardigan are wardrobe essentials.

Happy In Spring Shades

Happy In Spring Shades

Maybe it is the beautiful, vibrant shades of blue, not sure, but wearing this outfit just makes me feel happy and wanting to smile. Hello spring. I’m ready for you!

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Note that some of the sizes in these are selling out quick, but don’t fear! ¬†The Michelle boatneck top is sticking around, launching in more colors! ¬†Every 4 campaigns Avon fashion will be releasing capsule collections like this one, with updates seasonal faves, trendy limited edition pieces and beautiful must-haves! ¬†Shop now before its gone forever and get FREE shipping today with promo code TGIF.


Linda has a bigger look at the Avon Southern Belle collection on her YouTube channel (watch here). ¬†Be sure to follow her and to learn more from Linda check out her book A View From The Top Vol 3. ¬†I’ve already introduced you to Sealaura and will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it. ¬†Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Some Excellent Sale Goodies!

While building my fantasy cart over at my eBoutique I noticed there are a lot of excellent clearance items going on right now… a few to take notice of:

Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet NOW $14.99! SEE POST

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

MOD Fragrance and Lotion NOW $14.99 AND $4.99!   SEE POST

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. By Avon Rush of Plush Booties NOW $44.99  SEE POST

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. By Avon Split Personality Blouse NOW $19.99 SEE POST

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. By Avon Any Which Way Skirt NOW $29.99  SEE POST

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

All now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with a ton of other mega awesome deals!

A Loooooooong Jacket… on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket... on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket… on sale!

mark. Stay On Top Trench originally $75 now $49.99

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

So I did a post about all the things I never got around to sharing in 2017 (see here) and it included this jacket. Well, the mark. Stay On Top Trench is now on clearance for $49.99 so I figured let’s highlight it. This microsuede jacket is a lightweight jacket that easily can be worn across the seasons. ¬†I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this guy! ¬†And its seen some good use this fall/winter! ¬†It is well worth the $49.99!

For an easy look I’m wearing mine with destructed denim (Old Navy), a black turtleneck (Guess), some grey booties (mark. Well Heeled Booties also on clearance for $29.99 at my eBoutique) and a statement necklace (mark. Tough It Out Necklace, last seen here).

Wrap Tie Belt

Wrap Tie Belt

Classic Trench Style

Classic Trench Style

mark. Jewelry

mark. Jewelry

mark. Well Heeled Booties

mark. Well Heeled Booties

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50!  A must-have!

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50! A must-have!

You can shop the mark. Stay on Top trench at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger. ¬†If you are shopping for it after January 31st then you’ll have to backorder it by selecting “Product #” from the top navigation. ¬†It will take you to an area where you can select a campaign and enter in the product number. ¬†Select campaign 4 and enter the proper corresponding product number, then select add to order. ¬†If you have any questions or concerns please hit me up!

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench Product Numbers

Extra Small:  830911;  Small:  830926;  Medium:  830930;  Large:  831937;  Extra Large:  831937;

mark. Well Heeled Bootie Product Numbers

Size 7: 719721;  Size 8:  197620;  Size 9:  197908;  Size 10:  197912

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Modern Southern Belle: Sealaura

Meet Modern Southern Belle Sealaura!  Sealaura, aka Laura, is a coastal lifestyle blogger with a mission to remain authentic.  She shows you a real life take on life on the west coast with her scientist husband and their pups Newman and León.  She is also no stranger to Word Of Alicia, with her latest, showing us her take on wearing a sequin skirt (see here).  Lucky for us we have a guest post today from her, a west coast take on the Modern Southern Belle with her pick from the Avon Savana Blooms collection (available now at http://ww.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)


Guest Post:  Sealura

SAVANNAH BLOOMS IN LA…

I never met a stripe I did not like so when I saw the Megan Tunic from Avon’s Spring Line I had to have it. When it comes to adding new pieces to my wardrobe I stick to what works for my lifestyle and shape. Tunics are essential for beach life especially in sunny blue stripes.

The slit sleeves makes this piece different for Spring 2018. I know I will appreciate the extra breeze come summer and the ruffle cuff is also a nice detail. Can you believe this tunic is only $29.99? That’s what I really love about AVON fashion, it does not break the bank. Adding one new piece can add a little pep to your Spring wardrobe and I believe this top is it for me.

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Avon ‘s Southern Belle collection consists of a lot of fun pieces that mix and match. This is my favorite piece because it will be great for travel and for beachy adventures. I am definitely taking this to Hawaii when I see B in February and during Spring Break.

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with León. He is currently living with my sister in Vegas because I am traveling a lot and am also finalizing the Hawaii travel for him and Newman. The boys will be taking a red eye in March and then B will pick them up at the airport and we will be done with this saga!! Moving pets to Hawaii is NOT easy!
Anyway, I miss those guys! But I was grateful to spend the weekend with him and have some snuggles before he headed back to Sin City.

In 20 days I will be in Hawaii to visit B. I can not wait. It will be a whirlwind weekend but we have set these little markers to make the time we are a part go by faster.

Do you have any weekend getaways planned?


Be sure to follow Sealaura over on her blog, on IG, Twitter and on Facebook for some more coastal influence in your life!  I will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!