avon spring

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Normally every year I get myself a new spring dress for Easter. Something springy that refreshes the wardrobe and can be used for all those spring occassions like showers, events, etc… Since this in an un-normal Easter/spring/forever I won’t be going to Easter service but I still got the dress!  Retail therapy right!?

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

I had this picked out way before we went into a state of shelter in place, so I figured I’d share anyways, beacuse we will emerge eventually. Wear and Share Wednesday is what I would of wore to a normal Easter service followed by brunch.  Wearing the Metalic Lace Shift Dress and Statement Stones Jewelry Collection all from Avon.  

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Maybe its because I’ve beeing binging season 3 of The Crown but the gray lace dress and statement jewels kinda had me feeling like high tea.  I really like how this dress is a little longer so it will work year round becuase who knows when I’ll actually be able to wear a dress again and feel appropriatenly dressed.  A gray lace dress accented with pastels works well for the spring but I can see it looking just as chic with white pumps and bag come summer.  For fall I’d pair it with navy and burgundy and a red blazer for the winter holiday season!  

This Avon dress launches April 14 but the jewelry is available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  For this un-normal Easter I’ll probably just wear a white sweater and lavender cords for a more casual Easter OOTD.  I WILL however, be still coloring eggs, making Easter basekts for my family and husband and making a delicious meal served on my hardly used fine china.  

Happy First Day Of Spring!

It’s official, spring has sprung!  Not that I haven’t already been wearing the spring trends (as seen here and here) and I’ve already made some spring wardrobe must have updates (seen here) but that also means time to update the beauty routine.  So here are my beauty spring must haves for transitioning out of winter and saying HELLO SPRING!

1.  Faux That Glow!  

Avon Skin So Soft Absolute Glow Gel

Avon Skin So Soft Absolute Glow Gel

Let’s start at the base.  Winter white legs don’t necessarily support flirty spring skirts.  So that means its time to bust out the self tanner and take the edge off.  I’ve definitely tried more than my share over the years but the gradual ones are the most fool proof.  I start with a good exfoliation, like with the mark. Just Buffing.  Followed up with a body butter like the mark. Whipped Up Body Butter.  This helps with creating a uniform application, preventing patchy staining on dry parts.  Then for applying the self tanner I just use my hands (no gloves/etc) and start from the bottom up which avoids extra staining on my arms (which happens when you start at the top).  So legs first, body then arms.  Give it a little time to dry before dressing and you’re good to go!

2.  Whip It Real Good!

mark. Whipped Up Body Butter in Mango Nectar

mark. Whipped Up Body Butter in Mango Nectar

I love layering in a sweeter fragrance for spring.  With all the blooms, fresh air and fresh cut grass I feel like I need a new fresh fragrance too!  So I switch up my bath and body products to more floral and sweeter scents.  The newest scent to the bath and body line up is the Mango Nectar, a bright and sweet sent.  Super moisturizing and smells fantastic so I can elect to skip perfume during the day.  Also, the added benefit to using a body butter before applying self tanner, like the mark. Whipped Up Body Butter, is it helps mask the self tanner smell, so you smell yummy not yucky!  You can get the mark. Whipped Up Body Butter for $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

3.  Blurred lines!

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer

This is a quick fix to blur the lines, or blur the imperfections.  This illuminating moisturizer has a slight beige tint and highlighting particles that on winter skin instantly gives a little spring glow.  I used to get the Smashbox version at a much heftier price tag, so when I saw this Avon version I snatched it up.  Its great on legs arms and chest plus it has a fresh slightly floral scent perfect for spring!  You can get the Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer for $6 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.

4.  New Spring Shade!

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal

Color and care, that’s what you get with the new Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick.  The new formula is created to improve overall lip health with 6 beauty boosters, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phytol, Collagen, SPF 15 and Antioxidants.  100% of women showed improvement, including this women!  With 12 new spring ready shades I picked Pink Renewal the PERFECT pink nude to freshen up my look.  Since I’m a fan of a strong eye makeup look I love a simple lip color and this Pink Renewal is it!  You can get it for $9 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal Swatch

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal Swatch

5.  Chic (and cheap!) Frills!

mark. Chic Frills Blush

mark. Chic Frills Blush

Dull winter skin needs a pick me up on the face just as much as on the body.  Enter in this mark. Chic Frill Blush.  The perfectly pretty spring shade to boost radiance.  Plus the packaging is so pretty I couldn’t resist.  I’m a sucker for awesome packaging.  You can get the mark. Chic Frills blush for $14 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

There are my top 5 beauty picks for welcoming in Spring!  I’m definitely ready to welcome all the pretty eye candy spring brings and adjust my look accordingly.