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Week O’Nautical: Summer Whites

Week O'Nautical - Summer Whites

Week O’Nautical – Summer Whites

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer.  It’s also the unofficial kickoff to wearing your summer whites!  Nothing says summer more than a white tee and denim.  The classic pairing goes Week O’Nautical… loosely… there’s a red white and blue combo in there 😉

Fresh Summer Whites

Fresh Summer Whites

All white everything — White tee, white bag, white slides.  

Eyelet Lace Sleeve White Tee

Eyelet Lace Sleeve White Tee

This Eyelet Lace Sleeve Tee from Express has a slight puff to its lace sleeve and its so freaking adorable and on trend.  Very lightweight and the perfect length to wear untucked or tucked.  I’ve been seeing this trend for spring/summer and I just love the idea of a clean white tee with these details and denim.  I’ll be pairing this with jean shorts as the weather heats up.

Week O'Nautical 2020

Week O’Nautical 2020

Avon Jewelry for the finishing touch

Avon Jewelry for the finishing touch

From Where I Stand...

From Where I Stand…

Tee – Express; Jeans & Slides – Shoedazzle; Bag & Sunglasses – Michael Kors; Necklace, Earrings, Ring & Red Lip – Avon.

WoN RBF

WoN RBF

Express is having a major sale for Memorial Day if you wanted to swoop this tee for $29.50, it also comes in other colors.  As always you can shop my Avon eStore at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hellloooo Summer!

Hellloooo Summer!

Raffia

Raffia for Spring

Raffia for Spring

Late spring always has me loving the safari chic vibes… think neutrals, linen, earthy prints, textures and fabrics.  Which is why I picked up a few raffia pieces to mix in to my current wardrobe for some safari chic vibes.

Palm Chic for WFH

Palm Chic for WFH

Tank – Express, Palm print pants – Avon (old), Everyday Coverup Sweater – Avon, Raffia collection earrings/bracelet/long necklace – Avon.

Layers for Late Spring

Layers for Late Spring

The Raffia collection also includes a really cute statement necklace I didn’t get but I can see being perfect with a white tee and jeans, or to dress up a summer dress for an occassion. You can shop the entire collection at my eBoutique here: https://www.avon.com/search/raffia?rep=aliciahessinger

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

What trends do you love for the late spring?  What are you loving as we’re more home these days?  This Everyday Cover Up Sweater has been my FAVORITE thing as of late.  I throw this on in the morning while things are still chilly, or while I’m lounging on the couch in the evening.  Its SO SOFT and just easy to wear — I already said all of this in my last post, oops.  Its that good!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

I Followed Jen Atkins 90’s Curls Tutorial — and here’s what I got!

I followed Jen Atkin's 90's Curl Tutorial -- and here's what I got!

I followed Jen Atkin’s 90’s Curl Tutorial — and here’s what I got!

Do you follow Jen Atkin on IG? Because you should. Not only is she an industry leader (everyone from Jen Aniston – Kardashians) but she’s super adorable and down to earth. I saw this tutorial as her ‘rona stay at home content and thought, looks easy enough, let’s try it!

Jen Atkin's IG TV Tutorial

Jen Atkin’s IG TV Tutorial

First of all I just got my new CHI hairdryer, from my eStore. YES AVON! Avon is now carrying CHI tools and I started with the one I use the most, a hairdryer. A quality tool not only gives you a better style, it treats your hair better. Seriously, invest in one. Secondly, I never used the diffuser that came with any hairdryer I’ve ever had. I didn’t know what it was for, and then I learned it was for curly hair, which I don’t have. BUT after watching her tutorial I was like OOOOOOH.  

Used my new CHI Advanced Ionic Hair Dryer from AVON

Used my new CHI Advanced Ionic Hair Dryer from AVON

I didn’t have the products she used but I did use the CHI Essentials Thermal spray, and mouse and gel I had already (old mark. products).  Like I said I used my new CHI Advanced Compact Ionic Hairdryer with the diffuser attachment.  

Finally!  A use for that diffuser tool

Finally! A use for that diffuser tool

I LOVE my hair!  Super easy to do, turned out great and def getting use out of that attachment I had no clue how to use.  Def doing this again!  This hairstyle not only hides the fact that I need a haircut and my roots done, but it really showcases my highlights!

Success!  Will def do this again... and wear this sweater again, and again, and again!

Success! Will def do this again… and wear this sweater again, and again, and again!

Also can we have a moment for the ultimate stay at home item, the Avon Everyday Coverup.  I have been LIVING IN THIS.  Its the perfect weight to actually keep you warm but not bulky and heavy like a winter cardi.  Its ribbed and super soft so it looks modern.  I just LOVE it.  And with a white tee, leggings and a turquoise horn necklace… done!  I’m debating ordering a 2nd just to have when this one gets worn out, because it will.  Shop this cardigan, necklace and CHI hairdryer at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Outfit on repeat:  cardi, tee, leggings, necklace

Outfit on repeat: cardi, tee, leggings, necklace

In like a lamb, out like a lion…

In like a lamb, out like a lion!

In like a lamb, out like a lion!

Ok March, you were a doozie! You came in soft and roared out like a Tiger King! I think we all can agree a new normal for March is going to be tough to carry out through April but we’re going to try. Here’s to spring revival for April!

March Favorites

March Favorites

Head over to my Facebook page to see some really awesome new arrivals!  April is all about a spring refresh for me with the new spring beauty and a fresh new fragrance.  Just want I need to emerge fresh faced… esp with my Coronavirus Lash Challenge!

New Spring Arrivals

New Spring Arrivals

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for fresh stories, ootd’s and what I’m doing to get through this all!

Been living in this Tie Dye Top from Avon

Been living in this Tie Dye Top from Avon

Favorite March OOTD

Favorite March OOTD

As always you can shop my Avon features online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Free shipping with a $60 order and as always delivered straight to your door, clean and quarantined!

 

 

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday's We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s we wear pink… or blush and burgundy because I’m not a huge fan of pink.  Please don’t revoke my girl card, haha.  I mean I like pink nail polish, pink lips, pink eye makeup but in fashion, decor or anything else, not my jam.  However I can get behind blush and burgundy, a more sophisticated take on pink.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I’ve been theme’ing out my life, making the winter more loveable.

Blush + Burgundy

Blush + Burgundy

Let’s be real, it’s still winter and it’s still cold, so romantic dresses might seem like a good idea but they’re not practical.  A blush sweater and ponte pants (WHBM) are extremely practical and absolutely work toward the Valentine’s Day theme.  This blush sweater has an adorable bow back which I didn’t capture but take my word for it, the added details are romantic.  This sweater is old but you can find a cozy blush sweater with romantic details to recreate the look.

Valentine's Day Inspired OOTD

Valentine’s Day Inspired OOTD

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Pairing burgundy with blush is a little unexpected but totally a winter winner pairing.  Just a pop of a burgundy suede pump and matte burgundy lip really pulls this look together.  #lipoftheday is the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  This matte lipstick is one of my favorites because its not drying!  I can’t have anything drying in these dry cold winter months, so if I want a matte lip this is the way I go.

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Like I said I’ve been Valentine’s Day-ing my life which included pulling out jewelry peices that I think fit in, like my rose gold options.  I picked up some new Valentine’s Day jewelry, had some adorable old pieces (like these heart hoops) and some other pieces that really just fit well in the theme.  To get some good use out of them, I put them out on a display jewelry stand so I can grab and go when getting ready in the mornings.  This rose gold set from 2019 holiday at Avon has been in heavy rotation.  As an alternative check out these rose gold and jet black options!

Rose Gold Baubles

Rose Gold Baubles

Wearing pink makeup has always been a favorite.  Maybe its the pink undertones in my skin but pinks are always flatteirng on me.  The Avon Send Roses Eye Palette really is my everything these days.  I did a monochromatic pink eye look and used the deep purple shade as my eyeliner.  I’m horrible at capturing the details but IRL it’s super pretty and dramatic but wearable!

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

No full look is finaly with out the finishing touches of fragrance.  For February this is my duo, Rose body cream from Bath and Body works with Avon Velvet.  I like having the travel size to throw in my bag and apply later if I’m running late or forget to put on perfume.  I mean there’s a reason why I made that New Year’s smell good resolution (see what I mean here).  Velvet is a fragrance that grew on me, now its one of my favorites and COMPLETELY out of my normal fragrance picks.  It also is the most long lasting scent I have, and even more so when I pair it with the dry oil right out of the shower.

Roses and Velvet

Roses and Velvet

I hope you’re feeling the love this February!  Try themeing out your days with all things romantic, roses, blush and burgundy!

Happy February!

Happy February!

#LipofTheDay Love Until Valentine’s Day!

#lipoftheday Lip Love

#lipoftheday Lip Love

Happy Makeup Monday!  Did you guys realize Valentine’s Day is under a month away.  We don’t have to have big elaborate plans but it is an excuse to theme out your day and share some love.  It is the middle of winter and things are kinda blah so anything to brighten that up right!?  To do that I’ll be sharing my favorite lippies  ❤  Here’s what I’m loving today!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Mousiture in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Word on the Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks:

AVON x THE FACE SHOP
Our exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop brings you super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world. Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick contains a moisturizing color-rich formula that caresses lips with a soft, satiny finish—all in a single stroke! Our essential lip-softening oil blend of sweet almond, chamomile, rose and lavender oils conditions your pout for a non-drying, supple feel. .12 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• 20 high-impact shades
• Vivid, pigment-rich color swipes on effortlessly
• Lightweight formula hugs lips like a second skin
• Fresh, sleek design

TO USE
Apply to center of lips and blend.
How To: The Flushed Lip
Are there pops of color you’re always eyeing, but never dare to try? Try this tip for wearing any lip color in a natural way.
1. Choose your color and saturate on the center of your lips.
2. Using your finger, tap and blend the color as if you’re rubbing in a lip balm. Once the color starts to dissolve into your lips, gently pull your finger to the top of your lip and dab your Cupid’s bow.
3. The end result is a halo effect showing a gorgeous pop of color!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisutre in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Blush Beige

Word of Alicia:  I did not follow the instructions, I just put it on like regular lipstick.  The color payoff was really good and lasted.  I did find them comfortable to wear and for a satin more of a matte stain than a glossier satin if that makes sense.  I’m actually really excited to try them now using the instructions above and apply kind of more like a balm.  I picked up 4 more shades and will certainly be trying this technique with a few of those.

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

❤ #lipoftheday everyday until Valentine’s Day helping you find your lip love.  Follow along, love/like your favorites and find your perfect match! ❤ If you’re looking for a little lip love, something new for 2020 to brighten up let me help you find your perfect lip match.  If you want some personal consulation on what colors/formulas would work best for you hit me up!  Comment/DM/email

 

 

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia

I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving enjoying the holiday with friends and family all while looking fab.  One thing about the holidays, is that magical feeling you get from the nostalgia. I love a holiday tradition, applying my old and making new ones.  Heather and I are trying to share those vibes today with a little vintage holiday.  Vintage is not only super on trend, and a theme perfect for gifting for all ages, but its also a way to capture those warm and fuzzies.

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Get Ready With Me!

Get Ready With Me!

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Getting ready for holiday events is half the fun.  Everyday I use a body lotion because if I forget to put on perfume I at least have a fragrant layer.  A vintage inpspired makeup look is perfect for the holidays, a neutral eye, winged liner and a red lip.  PERFECT.  Topped  off with some jewelry whatever you’re wearing feels as special as the day.  For my neutral eye I’ve been loving the So Gorgeous Eye Palette.  For my holdiay red lip I’m loving the Avon Iconic Lipstick in crimson carnation.  Not only is it the perfecto holiday red, its also in a fun vintage inspired metal tube that feels just as special pulling it out and using it.

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Classic Winged Liner

Classic Winged Liner

Alicia's Vintage Holiday

Alicia’s Vintage Holiday

Avon's Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Avon’s Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

I usually like to pull vintage vibes when I’m wearing all black, its a way to take your basics from being boring to being the bee’s knees!  Pop of red, pop of sparkly and I’m holiday ready.  Not only do I personally like to wear this look I think it would make a great gift idea.  You could do the Sparkling Vanilla Champaign bath and body collection with the So Gorgeous Eye Palette and an Iconic lipstick for a gift that works well after the new year.  Bump it up with some jewelry or those adorable bubble baths in the cute cat bottles for even bigger gift.  (see Heather’s Vintage Holiday below)

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

“Whether you want to add a little vintage glam, a sprinkle of whimsy, or go full retro for the holidays, Avon’s got you!  Everything old is new again–or at least cool again–so tease that hair, wing that eyeliner, and jump into the hip and happening trend this season

Heather's Vintage Holiday

Heather’s Vintage Holiday

Start by taking a luxurious bubble bath with Prim and Prissy to keep you company.  After drying off, spray on a layer of the Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Body Mist to be that hint of a fragrance in the room everyone asks about. 

Prim and Priss

Prim and Priss

Crack open the Classic Glam A Box to line those eyes in smoke and brush on some mascara that will stay put throughout the entire day, no matter what you do.  Pick your favorite lip color from three classic shades in the Iconic Lipstick line and make sure to carry it with you in your clutch–these tubes are a work of art in and of themselves!  Accessorize with your jewelry pieces of choice–there are TONS of pieces to choose from to suit your particular taste, but make sure to add the Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin to your coat lapel or scarf to top it off with seasonal style.  And don’t forget that hostess gift: the 2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament is sure to delight and you won’t be bringing a double!”  – Heather

Iconic Lipstick

Iconic Lipstick

 

Avon products pictured:

So Gorgeous Eyeshadow Palette

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Willow, Wild Rose & Crimson Carnation

Iconic Jewelry:  Iconic Collectible Wreath Pin, Iconic Vintage Style Earrings, Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace, Iconic Bow Necklace and Earring Set

2019 Vintage Inspired Pewter Ornament

A Box:  The A Box: Classic Glam

Avon Sparkling Vanilla Champagne Bath and Body Collection

Iconic Pretty Purrfect Bubble Bath in Prissy Pink & Prim Black

You can shop the vintage inspired products over at the eBoutique and be sure to take advantage of Cyber Week!  Now through Dec 7th you can get 20% off, your choice of a FREE gift, and FREE shipping on orders based off your dollar amount!  Especially if you’re getting some of these vintage items, grab the free gift for yourself or for another gift!  Shop quick because these vintage inspired items are limited edition and going fast, some are already out of stock.  If you see something you like, swoop it now!

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

With Thanksgiving falling late this year a lot of retailers are releasing deals all this week. I’m sure there will be door busters that hyped up Black Friday but for the most part shopping now provides just as good of a deal. And let’s be real, its a short work week and I know a bunch of you are just killing time, screwing around on the internet, so might as well shop online, get some deals, free shipping and get a leg up on your shopping.

Promo Code:  AVONBLACK

Promo Code: AVONBLACK

Black Friday offers going on at the eBoutique with promo code AVONBLACK

Spend $20+ and get free shipping.
Spend $45+ and get an additional 20% off.
Spend $65+ and you’ll get our Life of the Party 7-Piece Gift Set (a $50 value) free!

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

Over at my online store all with the promo code AVONBLACK you can get 3 offers depending on order size.  The best value is spending a min of $60 and getting this free gift set.  This gift set could be a gift all in itself, or break it up use the hand creams as office gift, pair the beauty items together as a girlfriend gifts, or use these as your stocking stuffers, or keep it all for yourself while buying gifts for others!  If you need some ideas on what to order check my past posts during our 12 Days of Deals.  If you want more personal suggestions I’d love to help curate some gift ideas.  You can reach out to me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or on facebook.  You can always leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out to you there.

12 Days of Deals – Day 5, 6, and 7! Our Most Popular Items For FREE!

 

12 Days of Deals - Friday, Saturday and Sunday's Deal!

12 Days of Deals – Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s Deal!

TGIF!  I’m SO ready for the weekend!  I have so mucho going on, like a girls day trip to wine country, and I have to try to get some holiday shopping and prepping in among all the normal house things… like maybe finally taking down my Halloween decorations… oops.  With a busy weekend its kinda nice to know which 12 Days of Deals is going on so I can plan my shopping accordingly 😉

Use PROMO CODE BATHOIL

Use PROMO CODE BATHOIL

Day 5:  FREE Full Size Skin So Soft Bath Oil use promo code BATHOIL

Our Original SSS (Skin So Soft) bath oil is probably what Avon is known for.  This multi-tasking oil can be used simply as a bath oil or for something as unique as a flea and tick treatment for your dog!  I use SSS oil everyday, apply to wet skin pat dry.  It seriously is my miracle worker.  Just for fun you can see 90 uses for this original scent oil here!  If you want this for free today use promo code BATHOIL at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

 

Use PROMO CODE ORNAMENT

Use PROMO CODE ORNAMENT

Day 6:  FREE Limited Edition Pewter Ornament use promo code ORNAMENT

Each year Avon releases a limited edition pewter ornament that people go nuts over!  It usually sells out.  Collect each year as each ornament has the year on it, and decorate that tree.  If you want it for free get it Saturday with a $50 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use PROMO CODE CLINICAL

Use PROMO CODE CLINICAL

Day 7:  FREE Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System use promo code CLINICAL

Eye Lift Pro is the best selling, highest reviewed, and critically acclaimed eye cream.  It comes with 2 pots, one a hydrating cream the other a lifting and tightening gel.  I also can vouch for it!  This duo really does work and is an EXCELLENT everyday eye cream day or night.  It’s worth $40 alone so lets be smart and get it for FREE with a $50 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger  I’m currently out so I’ll be ordering for myself on Sunday to get this baby!

If you’re shopping for yourself or for holiday gifts check out the gift guide to help build your $50 order.  If you would like me to curate an order for you, give some ideas, or tell you if something is worth it or not, hit me up.  I’m not only a great personal shopper, I also will expertly gift wrap, include a free holiday card and get your gifts delivered on time.  You can email me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Facebook or Instagram or leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you.

 

 

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: FREE Magix Prime

12 Days of Deals - Day 4:  Free Magix Prime Face Perfector Primer

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: Free Magix Prime Face Perfector Primer

Ooh ooh Day 4 is magic… you knowwwwww. Every time I hear Magix Prime or Magix Tint I sing that song in my head. However when I hear Magix Stick I sing Lil’ Kim and 50… I got the magic stick… haha. Anyyyyywaysss…. Day 4 is a free full size Magix Prime face primer with spa 20. Basically a little bit of magic in a bottle.

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: Free Magix Prime face primer with a $50 order using promo code PRIME at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Word of Alicia:  Magix Prime has been one of our best sellers for years.  It recently was re-packaged in this killer black and white packaging but its the same product everyone has loved.  Since its relaunch I’ve been kinda obsessed.  Over the summer I went on a little primer binge at Sephora and Ulta.  I got all the top seller from Benefit, Ulta, Urban Decay, Too Faced and Smashbox.  How many primers does one girl need!?  But honestly they make a HUGE difference especially if you have textured skin like I do, along with large pores, hot Nor Cal heat and I’m a face toucher.  A primer is a must have!  Even with all those primers Magix Prime has been my go to.  If you like Smashbox Photofinish or Benefit Porefessional then you’ll like Magix Prime.  PLUS its a third of the cost and has SPF 20 soooo… Even better you can get it for free with today’s 12 Days of Deals offer.  If I were building a $50 order to get this free my Magix Inspired order would be this:

Besides Magix Prime, also in our Magix line is the Magix Tint and Magix Wand.  The tint is a tinted moisturizer with a blurring face perfecting affect, the wand in a creamy multi-tasker you can use from everything as a concealer to foundation.  They’re buy one get one half off so paired with the Magix Tint you’ll get for free you’ll be set for a flawless face all season long.  Plus it photographs really well for those holiday card photos.  I’ve also added the All Eyes On Me Gift Set which would make an excellent gift, but also pairs perfectly with the Magix Line for your everyday makeup.  Lastly, I’m adding this A Box to finish off your face, or again to gift.  If you have a small gift exchange A Boxes make the BEST gift for this.  They’re only $10 for a $42 value and they can be wrapped up like a Christmas Tree!  I really like this one particularly with the travel fragrance of Live Out Loud.  A good box for year round use.

Time To Shine This Holiday!

Time To Shine This Holiday!

REMEMBER I’m here to be your personal shopper.  These orders not quite what you want but you want that free primer, let me help curate one that is!  You want to gift this to someone, I can expertly gift wrap it, include a free holiday card and get it to your recipient in time to glisten under the tree.  Just hit me up!  aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out.