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Summer Mani Pedi Combos for August

It’s mani Monday and I have bare nails. And I’ve had bare nails for like 2 weeks or so! I’m ready to feel human again and lacquer these puppies up but what color should I choose!? I’ve picked up a few new shades in addition to put tother a few of-the-moment, perfect-for summer-in-August, mani/pedi combos:

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

Nuditude and Teal Me About It

I just picked up Teal Me About It and I’m dying to use it.  I saw Essie make this pairing with similar shades and I’ve been thinking about it ever since!

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

Parfait Pink and Creme Brûlée

A bright pink is my go to for summer, it always wears well and paired with an on-trend white shade on the toes its a no-fail pairing.  (see Creme Brûlée on here)

Sterling and Roses are Red

Sterling and Roses are Red

A collab that will look great through Labor Day!

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

Sapphired Up and Orange You Crazy

This pairing has those Nautical vibes I’ll be loving come Labor Day for Week O’Nautical.  Sapphired up is also one of my all time favorites (see here).

Terracotta and Limoncello

Terracotta and Limoncello

This duo will look stunning with all the leopard and animal print that’s SO IN right now.  Don’t be scared of that Terracotta shade, its actually really wearable and pretty, not blah and brown.

 

As you can tell these pairing are all in my favorite formula, the Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel.  It is hands down my favorite formula and paired with the Gel Finish Top Coat it literally looks as good as a classic gel mani, and lasts really long.  Right now you can get any 2 polishes/top coat for 2 for $11.  An even better deal, you can get the Gel Finish Top Coat with select shades for only $10!  Shop Gel Finish polish and the deals online here.  Now the bigger question is what color should I pick to do my mani/pedi!?!  Leave a comment on your pick for me 🙂

Makeup Looks To Master – Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master:  Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master: Seasonal Switch

Makeup Monday is our last installment in our Makeup Looks To Master series with a look at switching up your makeup for the season.  Just like our wardrobe our makeup wardrobe needs to be updated each season.  Not just for trends, but also for functionality!  In the fall/winter I tend to wear heavier makeup both in formulas and in colors, a lot of purples, smokey taupes and deep jewel tones.  Come spring I’m always looking to lighten and brighten so more highlighting and pinks and peaches.  In the summer it’s all about that bronze glow in formulas that can withstand the hot heat and sweating faces.

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

In the summer it all starts with the right base!  I may be able to use a lighter day moisturizer but I have to use a primer more than ever in the summer.  Perfect for summer is the Magix Face Perfector because it not only blurs my summer pores, it also has SPF 20 in it.  I’ll then use my concealer or my Magix Tint Tinted Moisturizer.  Mid-day I’ll need a powder touch up with some translucent powder or at least the use of some blotting sheets.

Functional for the hot heat

Functional for the hot heat

Functionally in the summer my makeup can’t be too heavy, it will just clog my pores.  I also prefer to use more summer friendly colors to make more of an impact and still look down for anything like a summer day is!  I tend to favor bronzer, glow-y products, bronzy brown shadows and simple glossy lips or a vibrant bold lip if I’m going out in a bright coral, orange or pink.  I’ve really been loving the Avon Dazzle Drops to add in some summer glow to my look.

Tip and Trick:  Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

Tip and Trick: Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

A little summer makeup tip and trick is to use your bronzer as your transition shade on your eyes.  Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend in the crease and under the eye, making sure there’s no harsh lines.  Then use a simple shade all over your lid, I used the taupe shade in the Berry Love Avon Eyeshadow Quad.  Finally, add a little bit of your Avon Dazzle Drops on the center of your eyelid for a easy and glowing summer makeup look.  Here I finished it all with Avon Crave Lip Gloss in Peach Bellini, which I think is the perfect summer lipgloss “flavor.”

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Word on A Few Summer Favorites:  Magix Face PerfectorBenefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, Avon Dazzle Drops, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush, Avon Crave Lipgloss in Peach Bellini, Avon True Color Bronzing Pearls.

Summer Lip Shade:  Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

Summer Lip Shade: Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

The products I used in my Big and Bold post are also summer favorites!  I love a fun summer eyeshadow palette along with some big and bold summer color.  I know I don’t take the best makeup pictures, never have, never will but I hope you got the gist of how you can master 5 different takes on makeup and apply them to your life in a functional way!  Just to recap the 5 we have The Everyday Slay, The Quickie, Going Out, Big and Bold and lastly the Seasonal Switch we highlighted today.  Please reach out if you want any suggestions for mastering your makeup!

Makeup Look To Master: The Quickie

Makeup Look To Master: The Quickie

Makeup Look To Master: The Quickie

Even if you are not a perpetually late person like me, you need to master the quickie!  From my 5 makeup looks to master the quickie is the easiest and most necessary!  Need something you can quickly do to feel good and look good. Your quickie makeup look has to be quick and easy and with no-fail products!

Easy Breezy Word of Alicia

Easy Breezy Word of Alicia

I have a few of these quickie techniques that I rotate, based on scenario and what products I have at hand… aka what’s already in my purse, what’s on top of my makeup bag if I’m home, what activity I’m doing, going to work/going to the store/etc…  For this look I went with my lashes and lips technique.

Quick and Easy Makeup

Quick and Easy Makeup

On my face I just used concealer, concentrating on under eyes, around my nose and chin.  (I’m using a discontinued one so currently on the hunt for a new one, spam me with your favorites!)  I usually keep a mini blush in my purse right now its a mini Nars Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush which I swirled together and lightly applied.  For eyes it’s just lots of mascara with the Avon Love at First Lash Mascara.  I kinda apply it messy so the transfer kinda darkens the lash line like a liner would.  And then seal the deal with a bright lipstick, Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit.  Quick and Easy.

Messy Mascara = Prentend Liner

Messy Mascara = Prentend Liner

It’s the bright bold lip that makes this looked so finished and polished.  If I have an ounce more of time and a good mirror I’ll do my eyeliner with my Avon SuperExtend Liquid Liner Pen (see review here).  Gets me closer to my Everyday Slay look.  Nice thing about being an Avon lady is I always have those little lipstick bullets in a pocket, drawer, bag, somewhere so I can get this quick look very easily.

Lip of the Day:  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit

Lip of the Day: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit

This is also the technique I used for my beach makeup, only I use a waterproof mascara and wear a tinted lip balm instead of lipstick and more bronzer than blush.  But real quick my earrings are from the Julia X Avon collection which is coming back to the outlet next week so be sure to check out http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for them and for my Avon makeup products I used in this look!  Be sure to keep following along my 5 makeup looks to master series here on the blog because all these selfies have me like…

The Truth of Taking Selfies

The Truth of Taking Selfies

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Wear and Share Wednesday has moves like Jagger… or at least that’s how I feel, a little like Mick Jagger in this OOTD.

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

My Mick Jagger Vibe really comes from these Hudson striped skinny jeans being paired with a very boho blouse from mark.  The mark. Tassel Without Hassle Tunic is described as “Unleash your desert spirit and let it roam for miles with flowy fits and boho-inspired silhouettes. Break free with the totally-airy tunic that takes you away on a spontaneous adventure.”  If that doesn’t embody the spirit of the 60’s… and 60’s Mick Jagger… than I don’t know what does.

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

My vibe isn’t so much boho or free spirit but I appreciate it so I took it in my own direction with pairing it with striped pants and silver and turquoise jewelry.  The mark. Third Layer’s A Charm Necklace is a real show stopper, take my word for it, but it also has that layered jewelry look all in one piece.  Mick Jagger vibes all in one necklace.

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

I just feel I could hop on a tour bus and do a summer tour in this outfit!  It was mega comfortable, and shout out to Liselda who’s Secret Santa Marshall’s Gift Card got me these Hudsons 😉

Spring OOTD

Spring OOTD

You can shop my top, watch and necklace at the eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

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

Garden of Delights A Box

Garden Of Delights A Box

Garden Of Delights A Box

Delight your senses with our newest A Box in Campaign 3—filled with beautiful products, you’ll love the Garden of Delights A Box (product number 647-314). Be romanced with the lush floral sent of Velvet, kissable lips with Avon True Color Lipstick and Lip Liner, and an A Box exclusive heart-shaped mirror. For $10 with any $40 purchase, perfect price to share the love.

Only $10 with a $40 purchase

Only $10 with a $40 purchase

A Beautiful Bouquet: Be swept away with four Avon must-haves (a $39 value!)

Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Red Supreme: .11 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liner in True Red: .01 oz.
Velvet Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Heart-Shaped Mirror: Plastic, Glass / 2 ¾ x 2 ½

Pretty Packaging - Perfect to gift or receive!

Pretty Packaging – Perfect to gift or receive!

Word of Alicia:  This has to be my favorite A Box as of late!  I am just smitten with the design and it goes so well with our Limited Edition Valentine’s Day items.  Valentine’s is one of those holiday’s that never live up, so what I do is just theme out my day and wear something fitting for the holiday.  I highly suggest the adorable heart shaped hoops ($5.99), the berry lipstick ($6.99) and the eye pallet ($9.99) which has super on trend shades along with good wear every day shades.  Add on the adorable lip shaped lip gloss ($4.99), some of our new limited edition bath and body collection ($6.99) so basically everything you see here and get the A Box for only $10!  (Grand total of $51.94!)

My Top Picks: These Heart Shaped Hoops!

My Top Picks: These Heart Shaped Hoops!

Matching Eye Palette and Lipsticks

Matching Eye Palette and Lipsticks

Perfect Pout - Adorable Lipgloss Duo $4.99

Perfect Pout – Adorable Lipgloss Duo $4.99

Lots of options over at the eBoutique!

Lots of options over at the eBoutique!

Shop the limited edition items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get this total haul for just over $50!

Get this total haul for just over $50!

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

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl's Night Out Sweater... Or Girl's Night In... Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

It’s sweater weather finally! Well, I mean, in Nor Cal at least. That’s the problem, when sweaters all launch in September it’s still 100 degrees here and my money is not going toward a sweater that I’m not going to wear for 3 months. When sweater weather finally hits, most of the good ones are low stock, like this mark. Girl’s Night Out Sweater. My normal size Small and XS were sold out so I grabbed this guy in a Med. Which is now sold out too! Only XL and 2x but its SO COZY its worth a blog post.

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Mega Cozy and Comfy

Mega Cozy and Comfy

I think this style is one you can kinda wear a size too big or even a size smaller so if a XL or a 2X would work for you, grab it!  We had some chilly weather and this guy kept me warm and cozy all day long.  Plus, it brightened up my day with the fun colors and unique pattern and texture.

Winter Uniform:  Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

Winter Uniform: Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

I paired the mark. Girl’s Night Out sweater with a pair of basic black leggings and my new favorite bootie, these blue velvet lace up ones from Shoedazzle.

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

I’m also wearing the new Avon x Julia collection with the Julia Teardrop Ring and Julia Teardrop Earrings.  (Keep an eye out for my feature on this!)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Julia Teardrop Ring

Julia Teardrop Ring

As the winter weather plagues on I’ll be staying cozy in this pairing, no doubt!  You can shop mark. and more sweaters at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Be sure to check out the Avon x Julia collection, take advantage of the 12 Days and Deals and add on your A Box!  Man, so much awesomeness going on at the eBoutique!

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried-and-true classics truly never go out of style. Take it back to the basics with the C26 A Box, A Few of Our Favorite Things (product number 061-330). It has three staple makeup picks and our stunning Haiku fragrance (a personal favorite). At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will give you everything you need to put your best self forward this season.

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Classics Are a Lady’s Best Friend:  Three full-size makeup essentials and a travel-size fragrance—a $35 value!

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in black: .237 oz.
Avon True Color Lipstick in Cherry Jubilee: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
A-Box Exclusive Haiku Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

$10 with a $40 purchase which means you’ll be eligible for our 12 Days of Deals FREE Gift too!  (see details here).  I’m telling you, grab these A boxes as the perfect add on gift, girl friend gift, secret santa gift or just for you to get holiday ready!  Especially with this one, you can get a pretty red lip and defined eyes all while smelling super clean for your next holiday outing.  I’m also pointing out you can wrap these like Christmas Trees so win win!  This one really is my top pick from the A Boxes this season for a good one to gift or get.  Shop the 12 Days of Deals and the Tried and True A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

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Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box!  (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box! (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

12 Days of Deals

We’re actually on day 5 of 12 days of deals. You know I’m always late, so of course I’m late on sharing this.  So for the next 7 days, every day will have a new deal with a $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Which is a great time to pick up some stocking stuffers, gift add ons, and of course your holiday looks.  Use the free gift as a gift you don’t have to buy or keep it for yourself as something to get holiday ready with.  Today’s deal is 20% off, which a gift of money is always a good idea, but here are the rest of the deals for you to take advantage of:

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Each offer is good for 24 hours so use the promo code in the picture on the day it’s offered at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

Happy Shopping!