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12 Days of Deals – Day 1 Free Haiku Fragrance

12 Days of Deals from Avon came early this year! Usually this happens after Thanksgiving but with the short holiday season lets just take advantage of the free items, holiday bundles, and free shipping and get some shopping done! For the next 12 days there will be a special offer going on at the eBoutique so be sure to stop by see what’s up every day ūüôā

DAY 1:  FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

DAY 1: FREE Haiku Eau De Parfum

12 Days of Deals – Day 1: Free Full Size Haiku Fragrance with a $50 purchase using promo code HAIKU50

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

Holiday Gift Guide at the eBoutique

Word of Alicia: Haiku is one of fav fragrances from Avon. It’s clean and light perfect for day. The notes read;¬†Top: Japanese yuzu¬†Middle: Delicate muguet¬†Bottom: Blonde woods. ¬†This is a $25 value, so if I was building a $50 order for gift giving to get this $25 free product, this is what I’d build:

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Haiku Inspired Order Idea

Haiku Inspired Order Idea

“Find your Zen with the Haiku Collection. ¬†The calming and clean notes of Haiku Eau de Parfum bloom in harmony to create a fresh floral that evokes the serenity of a Japanese garden.”¬† To match this Japanese calming zen vibe I would build an order featuring trendy K Beauty, self-care staples, and some fun new beauty to excite. ¬†Avon Glimmershadow in Jade (seen here) is a pale green shade that would be super fun for the holidays especially paired with the rest of the beauty in this order. ¬†The A Box this campaign features a pretty pink lip shade that would wear really nice with Jade, in addition to a basic black liner and mascara and a fun exclusive choker necklace (seen here). ¬†With our collaboration with The Face Shop I would add in some K Beauty and Skincare with the trendy cushion highlighter and Rice Water Foaming Face Wash (personal favorite and great value!). ¬†To finish off the bundle I’d add in the matching Haiku Skin Softener (cross between a body lotion and a body cream) and a triple wick candle in Serenity (clearance price of only $9.99!). ¬†For $53.97 you are getting $131.99 worth of product!¬†I would definitely like to receive this haul on Christmas morning, I’ll tell you that! ¬†Just put all these items together in a decorative box, tie up with a pretty ribbon, and you’re all set for gift giving.

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

Experience more holiday, let me be your personal shopper!

If you like this idea, but would rather do a different candle or more K-Beauty items, modify it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger but remember this Haiku offer is only good for today so act quick. ¬†OR – let me be your personal shopper! ¬†I can get this order together for your, wrap it expertly, and send to your recipient. ¬†If you want to switch out some items, I can make some other suggestions, either way utilize me as your personal shopper, I’m free. ¬†That’s free suggestions and order building, free gift wrapping, free holiday card to go along with it and you don’t have to deal with post office! ¬† ¬†Just hit me up! ¬†(aliciahess1 @ gmail.com) or DM me (wordofalicia on instagram) or leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you!

PS:  If you are an Rakuten/eBates user you can get 8.5% cash back at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger today too!  Not using Rakuten yet?  Sign up here.

So seriously, jump on this!

 

Wear and Share Wednesday: Mother’s Day

Wear and Share Wednesday:  Mother's Day

Wear and Share Wednesday: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 12th incase you were wondering. If you still need some ideas Wear and Share Wednesday has got you! Heather from Hopelessy Heather is back and ready to share with you a look at the Limted Edition Iconic Avon Collection. ¬†I let you in on the 1967 inspiration on this Limited Collection but there’s more to the Mother’s Day Shop.

Alicia’s Picks:

Word Yo!

Word Yo!

Mother’s Day is all about appreciating the beauty in MOM. ¬†(and I’m going to use all caps there because my Mom always writes it out that way, as that’s now she was taught — I think during her shorthand days — google shorthand if you don’t know that that is). ¬†I always like beauty gifts for these kind of gift giving opportunities. ¬†They are personal, as you’re picking out something you think she would like, flatter her. ¬†They’re extremely useable and something Mom doesn’t really treat herself to all the time.

Limited Edition Beauty for Mother's Day

Limited Edition Beauty for Mother’s Day

The Mother’s Day beauty selections are really wearable, practical and pretty. ¬†The packaging is extremely giftable, you could just tie them up in a bow and give! ¬†The actual item’s design are really pretty too, and they all mix and match to create a perfect little bundle/gift set.

Wearing The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

Wearing The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

Iconic Avon Blush Palette

Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

I selected my top picks here and look how pretty they all are bundled together. ¬†The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette is the star of the show. ¬†Substantial in size, weight, and product amount is worth far more then the $9.99 its going for. ¬†The formula is spot on as well. ¬†VERY wearable shades and who doesn’t want a healthy flush!? ¬†Here I’m wearing the pink shade and you can see how healthy it looks! (also wearing the peachy/coral shade in this post)

4 Beautiful Shades for $9.99

4 Beautiful Shades for $9.99

Bundled along side are a few lip products, the Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer, the Mom’s The Balm Lip Balm in Melon and the Iconic Avon Blooms & Kisses Lip Gloss. ¬†These three all stand on their own or paired together. ¬†The Iconic Avon Lipsticks are in those classic metal lipstick tubes that are so fancy and feel so luxe. ¬†In these pics I’m wearing the Blooms & Kisses Gloss in Lively Violet and let me tell you how pigmented and long lasting this little guy is… and at $4.99! ¬†Also shown, the Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings (see Heather’s picks below for more details!)

Pretty Little Lippies

Pretty Little Lippies

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer Swatch

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer Swatch

Finally, fragrance! ¬†Not only did Avon launch a pretty new spring scent, Flourish Honey Blossom, we also have some gift sets released for Mother’s Day. ¬†I JUST LOVE the gingham design, marrying perfectly with the other beauty products. ¬†Giftsets available in Velvet (shown here) and Haiku including a full size fragrance, body lotion and travel size mist.

Velvet Gift Set - $30

Velvet Gift Set – $30

 

Heather’s Picks:

Heather from Hoplessly Heather

Heather from Hoplessly Heather

“On Mother‚Äôs Day we show the mother figures in our lives how much we love and appreciate them ‚Äď and Avon has released the perfect vintage inspired jewelry line that includes a heart brooch, pearly earrings, a dangling charms bracelet, a pearly ring and a pendant watch necklace.¬† All the above are absolutely stunning in traditional gold settings and would make killer gifts for your wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt or other mom you want to celebrate. Make it twice as nice by getting your favorite ladies matching pieces and present them at the same time. ¬†

Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings and Broach

Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings and Broach

Iconic Avon for Mother's Day

Iconic Avon for Mother’s Day

I couldn‚Äôt wait to get my hands on the brooch, earrings and watch necklace.¬† The brooch is hefty and features gorgeous scroll work with some sparkly bits sprinkled on top.¬† Brooches make great additions to hats, coats, scarves, tops and even as hair decorations.¬† The earrings show off two beautiful pearls in a leafy bed of gold that simply delights.¬† The watch necklace features an incredibly long chain and a sturdy watch pendant ‚Äď the chain could be wound around a wrist instead of worn around a neck or the pendant could be removed from the chain altogether to attach a clip assembly and tack it to a handbag, keychain or tons of other places!” – Heather

Iconic Avon Pendant Watch Necklace

Iconic Avon Pendant Watch Necklace

Heather styled these vintage inspired pieces perfectly with her vintage inspired look. ¬†Excuse me while I go grab a scarf to look as adorable as she does in her neck scarf. ¬†Classic pieces make excellent giftables… even as a gift for yourself!

Heather Looking Classically Iconic

Heather Looking Classically Iconic

You can shop Heather’s and I’s gift picks and the full Mother’s Day collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ¬†Be sure to use promo code HOORAY for FREE SHIPPING on an order $25+ or if your order is over $40 you’ll get automatic free shipping so use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks! — HOORAY is valid for April 24th only and GLIMMER through April 30th.

You can follow Heather over at Hopelessly Heather