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Mani Monday’s Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Random Fact for the day:  “Gone fishing” is a phrase commonly used when someone is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, checked out from reality, someone who has taken the opportunity to get away from the rigors of the day to day.  Commonly placed in shop windows to indicate that they weren’t around to do business.  This Monday, I definitely feel this way.  So my Koi fish mani is totally fitting.

Jamberry Koi Legend

Jamberry Koi Legend

This is another Jamberry wrap from my style box subscription.  The style box offerings are limited edition but there are plenty willing to trade half and full sheets (including myself).  I decided to pull this guy out because I had a baby boy shower to go to and I wanted something blue and boyish.  Luckily to my surprise, her theme for the party was fishing 🙂

Adorable Koi Fish Design

Adorable Koi Fish Design

The fun koi fish design not only was fitting for the event, it’s also super cute!  Plus, my in-laws have a pretty legit koi pond, complete with a little bridge my dog Zoey gets freaked out crossing.  She stops, looks at the fish, makes sure they aren’t going to get her, then crosses.  Its the funniest thing.

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

You can shop Jamberry here.  If you are looking for a half sheet of this wrap, hit me up!

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Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical: Ms. Patriotic

Week O'Nautical - Ms. Patriotic

Week O’Nautical – Ms. Patriotic

Just call me Ms. Patriotic.  I don’t know when my obsession with all things Americana happened but now I’m kinda known for it.  Week O’Nautical sails on with another patriotic look featuring the Avon Ms. Patriotic set and nautical stripes.

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

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Not only do I wear my red white and blue for my patriotic holidays but I also wear it year round.   Key is to finding pieces that work with anything, for multiple occasions like a sparkly red white and blue statement necklace, and/or a versatile bustier top.  Avon usually comes out with a patriotic themed jewelry item, this year they stepped it up with the Ms. Patriotic necklace and earring gift set.  Not only does it work well for the 4th it really stands on its own for any time of the year.  Plus it goes perfectly with my bustier top from White House Black Market that I picked up at their semi-annual sale going on now.

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

The embellished striped bustier top is one of those items that looks good with a pencil skirt for work or denim shorts for weekend or I just LOVED it paired with the matching skirt, that gives you a dress look with separates (which you can mix and match with other things for more versatility).  For my look I just paired it with a navy pencil skirt and my go-to heels and current fav red earrings and a stars printed bandana on my blue bag (last seen here)

Wear To Work Week O'Nautical

Wear To Work Week O’Nautical

As I sail through the work week to our patriotic weekend this Week O’Nautical look really sparks me into the 4th of July mood.  Tonight I’ll switch to some denim shorts and wedges for a little pre-4th fireworks and hanging out.

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

You can shop the Ms. Patriotic set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of our weekend deals!

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Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

 

What To Wear In Maui: The Off The Shoulder Dress

What To Wear In Maui - Off The Shoulder Dress

What To Wear In Maui – Off The Shoulder Dress

The epic drive from Kahului to Hana is world famous.  It is a curvy coastal road with views of its natural beauty of its unblemished cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, and miles and miles of rainforest.  It was one of my favorite things we did while visiting Maui and according to mark.; The epic drive from Kahului to Hana on the Hana Highway is an absolutely must.  Wear a dress that’s both comfy in the car and cute enough to steal some attention from the jaw-dropping scenery when you jump out to ooh and awe.   For this scenario the perfect piece is the mark. Warm Shoulder Dress.

mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Not only is the off the shoulder trend huge this summer it’s a star item from the mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss capsule collection.  Inspired from our tropical destination Maui, this dress is lightweight, features a hibiscus like cutout design along the hem and cut to be the the perfect versatile dress for summer vacations and beyond.

Off The Shoulder Trend For Summer

Off The Shoulder Trend For Summer

I may not currently be in Maui but I am taking an instant vacation there wearing this pretty blue dress.  You know those pieces you put on and you just feel good in, this is one of them.  The periwinkle blue color is just stunning, and not like anything else I already own.  I like that I can wear it off one shoulder, both shoulders, the sleeves pushed up or long.  It’s really functional and pretty.

Versatile Way To Wear It

Versatile Way To Wear It

For something comfy to wear on a summer road trip or along the road to Hana this dress has that relaxed vibe.  Especially if you pair it with some shimmering flip flops and a great beach bag.  If I was in Maui I’d wear it over my suit and my bag would include a towel, snorkeling gear, Avon Sun+ Sunscreen, mark. Touch and Glow Coral, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara!  However I’m not, so for my any day in real life look I wore it over a lace bralette (Victoria’s Secret Pink) instead of a swim suit.  And my  faux straw bag (Lilly Pulitzer for Target) contains my wallet instead of snorkeling gear and a towel but the Touch and Glow and Big and Daring stay!

Your Go-To Summer Dress - mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Your Go-To Summer Dress – mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Perfect For A Summer Road Trip

Perfect For A Summer Road Trip

Maybe it’s the birds of paradise, or the cute floral cut outs but I’m feeling pretty tropical.  With the pretty blue dress I’m wearing the pretty Blue Atlantic jewelry collection (pendant necklace and earrings).  My bracelets are actually from my trip to Hawaii from a local vendor.  Finally for the perfect tropical feel my bright orangy-coral lip is mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini.

Cut out skirt detail!

Cut out skirt detail!

Lips:  mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Lips: mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini  Jewery:  Avon Blue Atlantic Collection

If you’re planning a trip to Maui this would be the perfect dress to pack.  If you want to just be influenced by Maui this would fit the bill for that too.  From the mark. Maui Bliss collection this has to be my favorite fashion piece.  You can shop the entire Maui Bliss collection here.  Use promo code MULTI for a free sarong that would oh so match this collection perfectly!

mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

For more from my Maui Bliss Collection looks check out the maxi dress, the color collection, the bronzer and the fragrance!  With this little capsule collection you’ll be ready for your Maui vacation, or at least look like you just had one 😉

Maui Vacation Ready With These Must Haves!

Maui Vacation Ready With These Must Haves!

 

Mani Monday: Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

Mani Monday:  Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

Mani Monday: Nude Blue and Leopard Top Pinned Recreate

So lately this pin has been receiving so many re-pinnes. Before that it was this cheesecake recipe I’ve yet to make it, but looks easy and delicious… I digress, back to the mani. Because it was getting so much pinterest love I decided to recreate it.

Recreating Most PInned Mani

Recreating Most PInned Mani

For my recreate I did it a little differently but kept the nude, blue and spot design. I recently got this Avon Gel Finish Polish in Barely There, a darker nude shade and been wanting to use it so figured this was the time! I applied 2 coats over the Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat on every finger except my ring where I used Essie Borrowed and Blue (last seen here). I then used a gold glitter on my middle and a leopard jamberry wrap on my pointer.  The wrap is called Spot On, which is just a leopard print on a clear base.

In Full Sun:  Nude, Blue and Leopard Mani

In Full Sun: Nude, Blue and Leopard Mani

Jamberry Wrap Spot On on Pointer

Jamberry Wrap Spot On on Pointer

All together my recreation has the same color scheme and overall design as the pin but with a little different twist with the glitter and clear based Jamberry wrap. I love the whole look and feel for spring and I can see thing working really well in the fall too coming off of summer brights.

Featuring Essie Borrowed and Blue and Julep Tazeen (glitter)

Featuring Essie Borrowed and Blue and Julep Tazeen (glitter)

Can I comment on how awesome the Avon Gel Finish polishes are! They are so perfectly self leveling, shine and wear great without a top coat and last! Right now these polishes are any 2 for $8.99.  You can shop the gel finish polishes and the ridge filling base coat at my eBoutique.  You can shop Jamberry here.

Avon Gel Finish in Barely There

Avon Gel Finish in Barely There

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara

Word Of Alicia Review:  Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara

Recently Avon released their newest mascara in the “Big and…” family, Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Avon Big and Daring and Big and False mascara so I knew I had to try this one and of course review it for you:

Description:

Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara NOW $6.99

Avon Big and Multiplied Mascara NOW $6.99

Our first triple-threat mascara: detangling + serious seperation + head-turning volume! For the ultimate look in lash fullness. Featuring a killer combo of brushing and combing zones that instantly seperate and volumize lashes. Designed with Smart Slip Technology, our mascara sticks to lashes, not to itself. Good-bye unruly lashes!

BENEFITS
• Clump- and smudge-free
• Available in Brown Black, Black, and Blackest Black
• Wildy defined, dramatically full coverage with head-turning volume
• Waterproof
• Easy to remove
• All day wear
• Detangles, separates and provides volume
• Designed with Smart Slip Technology, our mascara sticks to lashes, not to itself
• Hypoallergenic
• Ophthalmologist tested
• .338 fl. oz.

TO USE
• Sweep on from root to tip to detangle lashes and create instant volume and definition
• Black is the “go to” shade for everyday impact
• Blackest Black delivers maximum drama
• Brown Black works well for those with fair hair and skin, mature ladies and for an ultra-natural look

Big and Multiplied Mascara on the lashes!

Big and Multiplied Mascara on the lashes!

Word Of Alicia Review:

I got it in blackest black which is my typical color choice.  As you can tell in the picture it definitely adds volume and separates as it claims.  I think as the next version in this series it definitely belongs and works as an every day mascara because it’s not as thickening or lengthening as the previous versions.  That’s probably why I don’t love it as much.  I like the more dramatic versions, but if you’re looking more for a good everyday mascara this is it.  It washes off easily, lasts all day and doesn’t flake or smudge.  I also really like how well the brush got smaller lashes (bottom and inner corner) because the brush is smaller than that previous versions.  I’ll probably still buy Big and Daring or Big and False when it comes time to replace this one but for right now I’m not mad at it.  Plus it’s only $6.99 as the intro price at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and it’s a mascara worth way more than $6.99!

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Trending Tuesday: Color Of The Year #rosequartzandserenity

If the world of alicia was the internet the color of the year #rosequartzandserenity would be trending. Maybe it’s because they’re the perfect shades for spring, the dynamic duo has me all things pink and blue… especially blue since it is my favorite color!

Color Of The Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Color Of The Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Nailed It:  Lately my mani’s have been straight up color of the year.  Jamberry released a collection around the colors and I picked up Rose Quartz Getaway (see here) and Sculpted in Serenity as seen here. I wore Sculpted in Serenity first with the Steel Magnolia shade from the mark.  Nailed It Duo (here) and then later with Essie Fiji for the ultimate color of the year combo!

Sculpted In Serenity

Sculpted In Serenity

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Bag It:  To add some serenity to my everyday I saw this Christian Siriano for Payless bag at a steal of a price and have been obsessed ever since!  Not only do I love the color obviously, the functionality of it is amazing… two full top zip pockets on each side PLUS 4 slip pockets AND a normal zip pocket.  And it fits so much! OBSESSED.

Serenity Bag by Christian Serrano for Payless

Serenity Colored Bag by Christian Siriano for Payless

 

Pin It:  Besides these small additions to my world there is so much pinspiration for rose quartz and serenity.  Here’s a few that’s inspiring me and check out more on my pinterest board (soft shades).

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Pinspiration: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pinspiration: Rose Quartz and Serenity

How are you working in the color of the year?  Do you like the idea of 2 colors this year?  I personally do think they go together really well and in a more modern way vs a baby shower way.

 

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

 

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

 

The office party is always troubling on planning what to wear, on one hand you want to be party on the other hand you want to be suitable for your colleges to still take you seriously come Monday morning. That’s where the mark. Hit The Spots Dress seems to be the perfect solution!

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

The mark. Hit The Spots Dress is perfect mix of party and proper.  It has a not-to-tight fit that still has a good shape to it.  It’s easy to wear deep blue with black accents is festive but yet slimming.  The faux leather band trim and leopard keep it party perfect.  Best of all the 3/4th sleeves keep you from freezing because let’s be honest… it’s December and even with La Nina it’s still cold.

Party Pieces: mark. Clutch Situation

Party Pieces: mark. Clutch Situation

Party Pieces: mark. Second Nature Necklace

Party Pieces: mark. Second Nature Necklace

Because it is a party, you’ll want to add those fun party pieces like a statement necklace and a sequin clutch!  The mark. Hit The Spots Dress has the perfect neckline for a statement necklace like the mark. Second Nature Necklace.  And talk about multi-tasking, I used the mark. Clutch Situation as my clutch (last seen here).

Office Party Outfit With mark. Hit The Spots Dress

Office Party Outfit With mark. Hit The Spots Dress

I’m all about a statement shoe especially during party season.  These multi-toned jeweled heels from Enzo Angiloini work for me but you could easily pair this with our favorite black heel, or even a cute boot/bootie.

Party Pieces: Statement Heel

Party Pieces: Statement Heel

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

Party Pieces:  Blue and Black Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

The mark. Hit The Spots Dress is also really comfortable so you can easily go from sitting to eating to dancing to whatever the night brings.  Plus it’s a dress you can wear after the holiday’s too!  You can shop the dress, necklace and clutch at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and TODAY ONLY get it for 15% off with FREE 2 day shipping with promo code EXPEDITE and if you spend $50 get a free bundle of goodies perfect for stuffing stockings or keeping for yourself!  LAST DAY of 12 days of deals so SHOP NOW!

Free Friday: Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue

It’s the little things in life that make all the difference.  Sometimes it’s the little things that can turn a smile upside down.  For me these dazzling blue accessories have me smiling!  A whole new outfit isn’t always in the budget but a few new key accessories can totally fill that void.

Avon Dazzler Top Coat

Avon Dazzler Top Coat

This dazzling blue combo with the Avon Drawstring Hobo Bag, Midnight Ink Necklace and Dazzlers Top Coat in Disco Ball are just the punch November needs!  Pair them with your favorite jeans, comfy sweater and boots!  I have to admit, Lilly-Style.com definitely convinced me on the need for a bucket bag… check out how she styles her’s with sweaters and boots expertly!

Avon Drawstring Bag and Midnight Ink Style Swap Necklace

Avon Drawstring Bag and Midnight Ink Style Swap Necklace

This bright blue bag also comes in a bright yellow!  The shape is as classic as they come but I was impressed on how soft it was and shape it had.  Plus the little zip pocket on the side is a game changer for your phone/keys!  Best of all it’s on sale!  So is the Avon Style Swap Necklace (last seen here) and Avon Dazzlers Top Coat (last seen here).  Not only are a ton of items currently on sale at my eBoutique the Holiday Shop just launched so PLENTY of new gift ideas expertly curated for the holidays!  In addition to a free ship code going on any order placed now through Tuesday (11/10/15) will earn you a FREE gift directly and exclusively through me as your avon rep!  Either contact me directly to order (comment, email or on FB) or order online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Just a little perk for supporting me and my word 🙂