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12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

12 YAYs! Of Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on! I think I like the Christmas season as much as I like Christmas Day itself! Now that we’re officially in December it’s time to complete that Christmas bucket list and get all the tasks done in the the most spirited way! Here are my 12 yay’s of Christmas!

1. 12 Days of Deals

Avon and mark. 12 Days Of Deals

Avon and mark. 12 Days Of Deals

Pretty much everywhere is doing 12 days of deals promotions because now is the time for any online shopping!  My eBoutique is not excluded.  Here are the 12 deals coming in the next 11 days (since it started yesterday!)

December 2
Day 1: FREE Makeup Design Palette with any $60+ order
Use Code: PALETTE

December 3
Day 2: FREE Ceramic Gingerbread Man Holiday Spice Candle with any $40+ order
Use Code: SPICE

December 4
Day 3: FREE Naturals Cherry Blossom 3-Piece Set with any $40+ order
Use Code: CHERRY

December 5
Day 4: FREE Cascading Baguette Necklace & Bracelet with any $50+ order
Use Code: BAGUETTE

December 6
Day 5: FREE Naturals Silky Vanilla Bath & Body 5-Piece Set with any $50+ Purchase
Use Code: VANILLA

December 7
Day 6: Choice of Anew Vitale, Reversalist or Platinum Take-along Trio
FREE with any $50+ Purchase
Use Code: VTRIO, RTRIO, PTRIO

December 8
Day 7: FREE Platinum-Plated Diamond Pendant Necklace with any $75+ Purchase
Use Code: DIAMOND

Stay tuned for more!

2.  The Nutcracker

Ghosts Of Christmas Past: San Francisco Ballet, Nutcracker

Ghosts Of Christmas Past: San Francisco Ballet, Nutcracker

As I mentioned in my last post The Nutcracker is the a season tradition for me. Every 10 years the Sacramento Ballet does The Nutty Nutcracker a humorous take on the traditional story.  This year I’ll be attending the nutty version, let’s see how it holds up!

3.  25 Days Of Christmas on ABC Family

We have a few weeks to cram in all those favorite Christmas movies and ABC family’s 25 days of Christmas pretty much hits them all.  Here is there FULL listing of every movie they’ve got going on in the next 22 days.  See the list here.

4.  One For You, One For Me Rule.

Avon Bling Pave Watch ONLY $19.99

Avon Bling Pave Watch ONLY $19.99

Problem with Christmas shopping is it seems to be the time when you see all the stuff you’ve been searching for and on sale.  So the one for me one for you rule is just a necessary evil.  Like for me I’ve been looking for the right silver watch, well Avon has they Bling Pave Watch with Crystals By Swarvoski for only $19.99 (an $80 value!).  Soooo I shop a little for the family I add the watch for me.  Win.  Win!  You can score this deal too even if it’s not for you… (shop here).

5.  Christmas Cookies

cookie monster

cookie monster

Making Christmas cookies is the best tradition.  Brings back fond memories with my mom and brother… and when we had cookie making parties!  My favorite, and most time consuming, are the classic sugar cookies.  I use my Grandma Donnell’s recipe and to me they’re perfect.  Note:  If you want them soft use butter instead of crisco, if you want them a little harder (like my mom likes) use crisco instead of butter.  If you like them in the middle use half and half (which is what we usually do!)

Get Grandma Donnell’s Sugar Cookies Recipe here.

6.  Christmas Lights

On Christmas Eve we’d drive around after church to look at all the lights and that seriously was one of my favorite Christmas memories.  Now I still want to take the time and go be a looky loo at the lights, aka stalk peoples houses at night.

7.  It’s Red Lips Season

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick In Matte Ruby

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick In Matte Ruby

All the red lips you can handle!  Screw if you think you can pull of a red lip or not, just wear one!  I personally like a matte red lipstick like mark. Lipclick Matte ($11) in Siren or Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby (now only $5.99!!!).  If you want more of a sheen then try mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11) it’s super moisturizing for winter lips!

8.  Wrapping Presents

Gift Wrapping Season!

Gift Wrapping Season!

Wrapping presents is my absolute favorite!  I’ll sit there and do it until my back is sore while a Christmas special is on tv!  My perfect night.  I also wrap for hire so you want me to do your gifts hit me up!

9.  Deck The Halls

Decking My Halls

Decking My Halls

Decorating for Christmas is the best way to spend a weekend.  (If you haven’t already)  Spend a few hours hunting for the perfect tree (or put up your fake one I don’t hate).  Then spend the rest of the day with some cider or hot chocolate and pulling out all your favorite decorations!  You need to save money anyways so stay home and deck the halls!

10.  Christmas Themed Manis!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugar Plum

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugar Plum

Pretty much from here on out you have all the reason to have the jolliest Christmas mani’s!  From a classic red to full on holiday nail art, creating a festive mani is a little something you can do to bring some Christmas cheer.  I love the mark. Nailed It Duo for an unconventional look or for a classic red I like Avon Nailwear Pro Speed Dry in Red Red.  Add an accent nail in Avon Nailwear Pro in Golden Vision or top with one of Avon Dazzlers Top Coats!

11.  Christmas Music On Blast

Even though my iTunes seems to want to  play Christmas music all year long (seriously why does it always select Christmas music on shuffle!?), but those classic tunes are soothing, fun and festive!  Pandora’s Maria Carey Merry Christmas is the BEST!

 

12.  Holiday Soiree 

Hostessing and Holiday Parties!

Hostessing and Holiday Parties!

If you don’t have a holiday party to attend host one! It can be grand or just a few friends for drinks.  Either way it’s time to put on something special and socialize with friends and family!  Stay tuned for some holiday party ideas!

 

… and a partridge in a pear tree!

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!