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Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Makeup Monday is all about my #1 makeup item, eyeliner!  I’ve always worn eyeliner, its my dessert island product (along with concealer).  Avon recently released 4 new shades of this True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen, so lets review and swatch the shades I own, black, hunter green and sapphire blue.

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Word On Avon True Color Super Extend Precise Liquid Pen:

Finest liquid pen, Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen…A liquid liner pen for mess-free coverage. Provide a precise and easy application and wears for 12 hours.  AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Now Available in 5 Shades!

Now Available in 5 Shades!

BENEFITS
• Available in black, brown suede, hunter green, sapphire blue and dark charcoal
• Effortless control
• No pulling or tugging
• .4mm tip for an ultra-fine, sleek line
• Glides on smoothly, close to the lash line
• Provides full color in one stroke
• Wears for 12 hours
• Ophthalmologist and allergy tested
• Thin felt tip 
To Use:  Press the ultra-thin tip lightly for precise lining and defining. Do not apply directly on the inner rim of lash line

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Full Sun

Swatches in Full Sun

Word Of Alicia:  

This Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in black has been my #1 favorite liquid liner since they discontinued my long time mark. favorite.  What I like about this formula is its nice and opaque, goes on really smooth and lasts all day.  I can get expert precision with the shape and has a great grip.  More importantly, I can get that wing every time… and if its not awesome I can dab the felt tip to fill in, or thicker.  This applies to all 3 shades.

New Shades Like Hunter Green

New Shades Like Hunter Green!

My review on the colors themselves, black is an obvious win.  Sapphire Blue is really great not too dark not to bright, super wearable for day or night and still gives that definition you want from an eyeliner look.  Hunter Green isn’t as vibrant as I was hoping for.  It still looks good on, but I go into knowing its more of a softer look.  I also love that they put the color on the ends so you can easily determine which pen is what color!

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Most excellent eyeliner but most horrible cap design.  What I don’t like about these eyeliners are how easy it is for the caps to come off.  I can’t tell you how many times in my makeup bag the cap comes off and it gets all over my hand when I reach in, plus when I loose the cap it dries out quicker.  That is why I keep these in a cup with my brushes to avoid cap loss.  My only other complaint is the amount of product.  Maybe its because I wear this everyday but I go through these so quick.  I usually buy two at a time because I know I’ll use one up before I order again.  Which isn’t to big of a deal because they are usually on sale for $4.99 or buy one get one deal, and even with the original price of $8 it is still a great price for a great product.  Overall, even with the poor cap design, these are still my favorite eyeliners.  Black on heavy repeat and now sapphire blue as well, hunter green as a random choice when I want something different.

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

You can shop these Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger they are currently buy one get one 50% off.  Make sure to take advantage of the current Power of Pink A-Box (only 2 days left to get it!) Only $10 with a $40 purchase!

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

Off the shoulder tops were a huge trend this summer and the trend continues on for fall and winter!  The cold shoulder top is the fall version featuring shoulder cutouts.  I’ve always been a fan of this look and when mark. had thier version on a flash sale I scooped it up!  (SIDENOTE:  A new flash sale is hitting the eboutique on Halloween 10/31 so be sure to see what goodies are on additional 31% off!)

Fall Trends - Cut Out Shoulder and Button Front Mini Skirt

Fall Trends – Cut Out Shoulder, Button Front Mini Skirt, Ankle Boots and Choker.

Big trends for fall this year are cut out shoulders, ribbed fabric, button front mini skirts, ankle boots and chokers, all of which I’m wearing in this look.  I personally love each of these trends and even more so all paired together in the right way.  As the weather gets colder each of these can be adjusted like with jeans instead of a skirt, or with tights, tall boots and a leather jacket!

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Outfit Details:  Top/Booties/Bag/Belt – mark.  |  Skirt – Express  |  Choker – Charming Charlie  | Lips – Avon

Detailed View

Detailed View

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

I like how easy it is to wear cut out shoulder tops, they really give the look of something so fashion forward but you still stay comfortable and functional!

Embrace Fall's Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Embrace Fall’s Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Fun fact – this skirt is from like 2006 maybe 2007 it’s been in a pile of donation items I’ve never did anything with for yrs… yes yrs.   When I saw all the button front mini’s coming back I was like ooooh I have one of those!  It was like new maybe worn once or twice so for me it’s like a come up!  Moral of the story shop your closet, shop your attic and shop your donation piles if you’re super lazy like me you might get a come up too!  You can also shop my eboutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get yourself a FREE tote bag and beauty set (including my FAV eyeliner!) with promo code BAGSWAG

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Word On So Very Sophia – Sophia Veragara’s Signature Scent for Avon

Word On So Very Sophia

Word On So Very Sophia

Sofia Vergara for Avon:   Award-winning actress Sofia Vergara and Avon announce a partnership to launch So Very Sofia by Sofia Vergara, a vivacious new fragrance!

So Very Sophia

So Very Sophia

Word On So Very Sophia:  A passionate new scent as vivacious as Sofía herself. With the essence of the unexpected, So Very Sofia is a playful blend of tropical passion fruit, exotic Flor de Mayo Orchid and bright golden patchouli. 1.7 fl. oz.

So Very Sophia Parfum

So Very Sophia Parfum Bottle

NOTES:
Top Note: Maracuja Passion, Sparkling Bergamot, Juicy Apricot
Mid Note: Flor de Mayo Orchid, Rich Orris, Spirited Orange Blossom
Dry Note: Golden Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla, Textured Vetiver

So Very Sophia Body Lotion and Shower Gel

So Very Sophia Body Lotion

So Very Sophia is available now at my eboutique.

So Very Sophia Matching Bath and Body

So Very Sophia Matching Bath and Body

Word Of Alicia:  I absolutely am obsessed.  When I first smelled the rub your wrist here sample in the book I was like eh, but once I received the bottle and actually put it on I was like wow this is nice!  It’s not something I would typically pick out, it’s warm and a little more sophisticated, but the floral notes are so so so good.  It definitely is a year round scent but switching to this for fall seemed right with a cozier scent.  I really love the packaging too.  It’s just fun!  Wearing this scent I just feel more put together and sensual, and honestly I just love smelling it!  I don’t think the staying power is amazing unless you layer the lotion and shower gel with it, but I don’t mind reapplying mid day because I just LOVE that top note!

Get the Lotion and Shower Gel For FREE!

Get the Lotion and Shower Gel For FREE!

You can buy So Very Sophia for $36 and get the body lotion and shower gel for FREE with your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  PLUS FREE SHIPPING with a $25 order today with promo code FORYOU.   If you would like to try before you buy I have a sample with your name on it!  Comment/dm/hit me up on social media/etc, and I’ll get one to you.

So Very Sophia Fragrance Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

So Very Sophia Fragrance Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Makeup Monday: Avon True Color Lip Balm – Baby Lips Dupe

Makeup Monday:  Avon True Color Lip Balm - Baby Lips Dupe

Makeup Monday: Avon True Color Lip Balm – Baby Lips Dupe

Mondays are the perfect day for a super simple makeup product that delivers. That’s why I’m loving this Avon True Color Lip Balm this Monday. It’s a lip balm with a soft color and simple shine for moisturized and tinted lips! If you’re familiar with the Maybeline Baby Lips it’s Avon’s answer to them.

Avon True Color Lip Balm in Peach Pout

Avon True Color Lip Balm in Peach Pout

These Avon True Color Lip Balms come in 5 colors, Pink Pucker, Plum Passion, Coral Crush, Cherry Kiss and my favorite Peach Pout.  They are a moisturizing lip balm with a color payoff.  There’s a bit of a shine to them too!  Super easy to wear!  The perfect companion to keep in your bag.

Peach Pout Swatch

Peach Pout Swatch

Wearing Avon Floral Expansion Watch in White

Wearing Avon Floral Expansion Watch in White

These are a dupe for Maybeline Baby Lips.  They’re about the same size and same packaging style (tube with clear cap).  Baby lips run about $5 depending and these are at the intro price of $2.99.  Baby lips are a bit softer but once applied I think they feel the same on.  I think the color payoff is a bit better with Avon, but I haven’t tried every Baby Lip out there.  For $2.99 these are EXTREMELY worth it.  I think they’re one of the better tinted balms I’ve used!

You can shop the Avon True Color Lip Balms at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and my pretty expansion floral watch!  This one is actually my mom’s that I totally had no desire to get until I saw hers.  It’s really comfortable and works for small wrists too!  And on sale for only $16.99!

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Word Of Alicia:  Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Word Of Alicia: Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Because it’s Little Black Dress week here on the blog, inspired by Avon’s Little Black Dress Fragrance, figured I might as well review the scent that’s inspired the theme!

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Description:  Our classic Little Black Dress scent has been modernized. It’s now an oriental/floral fragrance that’s versatile and stylish from day to night. A sparkling aroma of Italian lemon oil and elegant jasmine essence embellished with luxurious sandalwood.

The neckline of the Little Black Dress is like the top note of the fragrance; it is the greatest first impression she can make.

The waistline of the fragrance represents glamour, grace and captivating femininity.

The hemline of the fragrance was made to create a self-assured elegance to the wearer and lends a long-lasting impression that she takes with her wherever she goes.

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Meet The Perfumer:  RODRIGO FLORES-ROUX

Rodrigo has a distinguished career in perfumery spanning over 20 years and several countries, including Mexico, France and the United States. In 2007, he re-joined the house of Givaudan, where he had his initial introduction to perfumery more than 15 years ago.

“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman…her neckline, waistline and hemline.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-creator

All 3 for $25

All 3 for $25

Word Of Alicia:  My immediate thoughts were sophistication.  The bottle design alone suggest this.  I’d get it just to sit and look pretty.  To me it is a warm scent, but not old lady.   Like they said, is perfect for any occasion.  This would work for day or night, work or play.  It’s not overwhelming, it has a softness to it that makes it easy to wear.  It’s not like anything I own however it’s suppose to be similar to Victoria’s Secret Heavenly.  I really do feel a little empowered and womanly in it.  The lotion is really good too!  Usually these type of lotions are just ok, but this one is really moisturizing and the scent doesn’t “sting” you when you put it on.  Layered with the shower gel this is a pairing I’d buy again.  Staying power is pretty good too.  Lasts the work day for me.  At $25 for all 3 I’d say it’s a definite!  If you’re unsure comment or dm me I’ll send you a free sample!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

LBD Collection:  In addition Avon released a fashion collection to go with the scent.  My top pick from it is the Avon Signature Laser-Cut Little Black Dress.  It’s similar to this mark. one I have so I didn’t get it but if you missed out on that one GET THIS ONE!  I LOVE the dress, the fit and the versatility of it.  Also the Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace.  You can wear it 3 ways and it’s just that perfect accent for a LBD.

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Style Swap Ocean Avenue Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace

You can shop the dress, necklace and new fragrance at the introductory rate of $25 for all 3 at my eboutique.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection as well and request a sample if you’re interested!

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

Punxsutawney Phil promised an early spring so it’s time to lighten things up!  Lighten up your look, lighten up your load with spring cleaning and lighten up your coat!  A spring coat is an absolute must have because even those warmer sunny days still have that spring chill.  A constant problem I find is finding the right spring coat to wear with work wear, dresses and more importantly my LBD.  I found the perfect solution with this mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat.

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

First, a little on the soft trench.  If you’ve noticed pretty much every cool girl on IG, pinterest, bloggers, etc. have a similar trench coat.  What makes it soft is it is not a constructed structured trench coat, it’s a fluid fabric that just flows with it’s loose shape.  If you’re a fan of the Express Portofino shirts think that only thicker.  Seriously, just hop on pinterest, you’ll see all the cool girls in them.  They wear them with jeans and a tee, over shorts, tanks and booties or over a really cute jumpsuit or romper.  I’ve been obsessing over this all white look Khloe Kardashian wore with a soft trench.

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

What I love about this mark. Soft Touch Trench is that it’s a classic trench coat color so it will go with everything and still look sophisticated even though it’s a loose shape.  In addition, the sleeves are convertible so that is just PERFECT as a top coat layer.  It looks more like part of your outfit then like you’re wearing a coat.  That why it’s the perfect coat for a little black dress.

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Over a little black dress the mark. Soft Touch Trench really is the perfect solution for day or night, work or play, casual or glam.  Just like a little black dress it’s super versatile, functional and sophisticated.  I could not be more pleased that I bit the bullet and got this jacket.  At first the price had me, but then I started looking at other options in soft trenches and realized that for $65 it’s actually a really good price for the quality.  PLUS you can pair it with a 20% off promo (AVONFB60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and it makes it so worth it!

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Be sure to check back next week to see more details on this look for another Style Tip post!  Here’s a peek at my details featuring these Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal which is my current fav!  They’re super comfortable and were on my lace up trending wish list for a reason!  Plus I’m still loving these perfectly matte lipsticks from Avon!  (see here)  You can shop the mark. Soft Touch Trench, my beauty, accessories and the Little Black Dress collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week here on the blog!

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week!  Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Week O’Nautical – Blue Slip Dress

Week O'Nautical - Slip Dress

Week O’Nautical – Slip Dress

Week O’Nautical looks are kicking off with a great blue slip dress!  What is more nautical than the many shades of blue in the ocean.  Blue is my favorite color so when I saw this mark. New Angled Slip Dress I knew it would be a good addition.  With the 90’s resurgence slip dresses are back in a big way.  Here’s how I styled a slip dress in a slightly nautical way.

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Ocean Blue Slip Dress

Ocean Blue Slip Dress

Back of the mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Back of the mark. New Angled Slip Dress

This mark. New Angled Slip dress is the most beautiful shade of blue, making it perfect for nautical styling.  Besides it’s nice quality flowing fabric and a super easy style this dress is also REVERSIBLE!   The underside is a gorgeous ocean turquoise color, so it’s like 2 dresses in one!  For this Week O’Nautical look I wore the royal blue but check back for an upcoming look with the turquoise side.

Sneak Peek Of The Turquoise Underneath

Sneak Peek Of The Turquoise Underneath

Add A Gold Wrap Belt

Add A Gold Wrap Belt

For my curvy figure I needed to add a little shape, so I added this thin gold wrap belt (mark., old).  It was still loose enough to keep the flowy look of the dress but still gave me some shape to the slip dress.

Flowy Shape With The mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Flowy Shape With The mark. New Angled Slip Dress

A nautical look isn’t complete without it’s gold accessories which work beautifully with this blue.  Besides the belt I added the mark. Twice As Nice Necklace, Avon Signature Watch and Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet (coming next week to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  The Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet is the ULTIMATE Week O’Nautical Accessory!

Nautical Gold Accessories

Nautical Gold Accessories and Orange Lip

Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace and Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

We can’t be celebrating the unofficial start of summer without some killer sunnies!  These mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses are the perfect pair with their flattering on almost anyone shape in a tortoise color that goes with everything!  Plus they’re only $5 with a qualifying mark. purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

This look would be equally as chic with some wedges or flats depending on what your Memorial Day plans shape up to be.  What also is great about a slip dresses easy styling… it’s SUPER comfy all while looking chic.  Win win!

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Try A Slip Dress This Summer

Try A Slip Dress This Summer

I’m starting off Week O’Nautical with one of my FAVORITE looks.  The ocean blue hue with gold and nautical accessories is perfect way to kick off summer.  I’ve been wearing this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm bracelet non-stop and can’t get enough of this blue.  Try a slip dress this summer, like the mark. New Angled Slip dress, you won’t be disappointed.  I promise!   Shop them here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Look to kick off summer in!

Nautical Look to kick off summer in!