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Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

Week O'Nautical - Buttoned Up

Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

What’s red and white and blue all over?  A patriotic Red White and Blue Week O’Nautical OOTD!  That kinda works right!?  Either way Week O’Nautical is sailing through this short work week as the long holiday weekend is so close I can taste it!

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

If you follow Emily Gemma of the Sweetest Thing Blog then you know she loves a good hat, ESPECIALLY a good Fiddler Baker Boy cap!  It was her post (see here) that had me smitten with this red and white striped hat last year.  I should of copy cat-ted her look there when Memorial Week O’Nautical was cold and rainy, but of course I thought about that after the fact.  So I decided in my head I’ll recreate this look for the 4th but now the summer heat is here and there’s no way I’m wearing jeans, but a denim button front dress I can do!  So I took her flow with the white tee and jeans and put my word on it with this Express Button Front Denim Mini Dress (now marked down to clearance!)

Little White Dress - With Pockets!

Little White Dress – With Pockets!

Hat – Brixton |  Heels, Jewelry – Avon |  Dress – Express |  Red Lip – Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Button Front Trend

Button Front Trend

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

This lip on repeat all week long!

This lip on repeat all week long!

I love a little white dress (as seen here, here and here) and this one was a welcome addition to the LWD family.  The square neck and button front details are super on trend.  The denim material is a little easier to wear too not getting as dirty as quickly.  And white always feel perfect for summer and for Week O’Nautical.

Express Button Front Mini Dress

Express Button Front Mini Dress

We’ll be heading out to watch some fireworks tonight so I’ll easily switch into some slides and be good to go for a festive casual night out!  Do you have any early 4th festivities this year?  Or you saving it all for the long weekend!?

Bandit LOVES Week O'Nautical

Bandit LOVES Week O’Nautical

Just as a little PSA there’s a TON of promo’s going on right now over at the eBoutique!  Free Shipping at $25 ends today but always free shipping on $40 🙂

Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

In like a  lion, out like a lamb.  The “old Pennsylvanian saw” holds true this year so far.  With the windy, rainy, moody blue days we’ve had, I’m also feeling that vibe.  I’ve been gravitating towards the blues lately, which seem to be perfect for end of winter.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

Wearing:  * mark. Blue Belle Blouse; * Express High Waisted Denim Perfect Seamed Bell Flare Jeans; * mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet and mark. Boho Beauty Earrings, * Michael Kors Red Suede Platform Heels (old).

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter: Calvin Klein Navy Faux Leather Jacket (Ross), mark. Rebel Ice Scarf (old)

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

When looking for a black leather jacket for the Justin Timberlake Concert (see here) I found this cool navy one instead, which got me super excited and fit my moody blue vibes.  Layered with a prairie blouse and some fresh-again flares I have a look that works well for March as we transition to that lamb like weather.

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

Wear and Share Wednesday may be blue, but in the best way possible, as blue IS my favorite color.   I’m loving that I can layer up a spring blouse and jeans and not freeze, which means spring is on its way!  And as far as my lip of the day, Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow!  Pinks go strangely well with blues (see what I mean here!)  You can shop the mark. spring collection and lip color online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

More March Weather Lore:

  • A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
  • As it rains in March, so it rains in June.
  • March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
  • So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be.
  • Is’t on St. Joseph’s day (19th) clear, So follows a fertile year; Is’t on St. Mary’s (25th) bright and clear, Fertile is said to be the year.
#mood

#mood

Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

 

Things Oprah and I have in common;  Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Makeup Monday is brought to you by the Oprah effect. And by Oprah I mean Gayle and O Magazine who did a Facebook live (see here) on some top O beauty picks and some holiday hair and makeup ideas.  This is not the first time team Oprah has put things on her must have list that were already on Alicia’s must have list.  2017 she featured the Avon Mini Lipstick Set (Lots of Lips) which created them to sell out super quick.  Note:  These came back in 2018 in a cute vintage tin…that have already sold out.  In 2008 during the Brooks Brothers Moonlighting gig era, Oprah said the BB Non-Iron White shirt was the must-have white shirt (and it is see here).  But it also created a frenzy of SAHM’s coming in to ransack the store for said white shirts… and then they sold out until we could get new stock in.  So its no surprise that the Oprah pick of 2018 is the Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection… which is also my current fav holiday beauty palette… and is prob about to sell out quick!

A Book of Beauty - adorable package design!

A Book of Beauty – adorable package design!

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

Introducing a limited-edition iconic collection of holiday gifts inspired by Avon’s rich heritage. Add to your library with three volumes of makeup palettes dressed in an iconic Avon sleeve, all with cosmetic mirrors:
3-piece boxed gift set includes:
• Eyes of Golden Wonder Shadow Palette Vol. I, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• She Dreams of Silver Shadow Palette Vol. II, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• In the Blush of Dawn Cheek Palette Vol. III, 4 blushes, .34 oz. total net wt.
• Comes in a festive gift box. Paperboard. Sleeve: 3.75” W x 5.5” H x 2” D.

Book 1:  Warm Tones

Book 1: Warm Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 3:  Blushes

Book 3: Blushes

Alicia’s Must Have List DEFINITELY includes this holiday palette.  I kinda hoarded it when I first got it and did’t use it right away.  Then I did… now I can’t stop.  It’s BEAUTIFUL.  The shade selections are wonderful, the package design is vintage and adorable and looks killer sitting on your vanity.  Plus, the color payoff is so nice, and lasts SO WELL.  Gayle might have wanted to “borrow with permission” but for $24.99 even us without Oprah as our bff can still get this goodie.

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you missed out on the Avon Ooo La La, Fa La La Palette then this is an EVEN BETTER alternative!  PLUS you can get it with FREE SHIPPING today for Green Monday at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl's Night Out Sweater... Or Girl's Night In... Or Just Anytime Sweater

Girl’s Night Out Sweater… Or Girl’s Night In… Or Just Anytime Sweater

It’s sweater weather finally! Well, I mean, in Nor Cal at least. That’s the problem, when sweaters all launch in September it’s still 100 degrees here and my money is not going toward a sweater that I’m not going to wear for 3 months. When sweater weather finally hits, most of the good ones are low stock, like this mark. Girl’s Night Out Sweater. My normal size Small and XS were sold out so I grabbed this guy in a Med. Which is now sold out too! Only XL and 2x but its SO COZY its worth a blog post.

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

mark. Girls Night Out Sweater

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Wearing a size bigger for an oversized look

Mega Cozy and Comfy

Mega Cozy and Comfy

I think this style is one you can kinda wear a size too big or even a size smaller so if a XL or a 2X would work for you, grab it!  We had some chilly weather and this guy kept me warm and cozy all day long.  Plus, it brightened up my day with the fun colors and unique pattern and texture.

Winter Uniform:  Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

Winter Uniform: Sweater, Leggings, Boots!

I paired the mark. Girl’s Night Out sweater with a pair of basic black leggings and my new favorite bootie, these blue velvet lace up ones from Shoedazzle.

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Shoedazzle Brady Bootie

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

Blue Velvet Making Casual A Little Glam

I’m also wearing the new Avon x Julia collection with the Julia Teardrop Ring and Julia Teardrop Earrings.  (Keep an eye out for my feature on this!)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Avon x Julia Jewelry Collection (Teardrop Ring and Statement Earrings)

Julia Teardrop Ring

Julia Teardrop Ring

As the winter weather plagues on I’ll be staying cozy in this pairing, no doubt!  You can shop mark. and more sweaters at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Be sure to check out the Avon x Julia collection, take advantage of the 12 Days and Deals and add on your A Box!  Man, so much awesomeness going on at the eBoutique!

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried-and-true classics truly never go out of style. Take it back to the basics with the C26 A Box, A Few of Our Favorite Things (product number 061-330). It has three staple makeup picks and our stunning Haiku fragrance (a personal favorite). At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will give you everything you need to put your best self forward this season.

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Classics Are a Lady’s Best Friend:  Three full-size makeup essentials and a travel-size fragrance—a $35 value!

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in black: .237 oz.
Avon True Color Lipstick in Cherry Jubilee: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
A-Box Exclusive Haiku Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

$10 with a $40 purchase which means you’ll be eligible for our 12 Days of Deals FREE Gift too!  (see details here).  I’m telling you, grab these A boxes as the perfect add on gift, girl friend gift, secret santa gift or just for you to get holiday ready!  Especially with this one, you can get a pretty red lip and defined eyes all while smelling super clean for your next holiday outing.  I’m also pointing out you can wrap these like Christmas Trees so win win!  This one really is my top pick from the A Boxes this season for a good one to gift or get.  Shop the 12 Days of Deals and the Tried and True A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

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Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box!  (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box! (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

12 Days of Deals

We’re actually on day 5 of 12 days of deals. You know I’m always late, so of course I’m late on sharing this.  So for the next 7 days, every day will have a new deal with a $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Which is a great time to pick up some stocking stuffers, gift add ons, and of course your holiday looks.  Use the free gift as a gift you don’t have to buy or keep it for yourself as something to get holiday ready with.  Today’s deal is 20% off, which a gift of money is always a good idea, but here are the rest of the deals for you to take advantage of:

Day 5

 

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Day 8

 

Day 9

 

Day 10

 

Day 11

 

Day 12

 

Each offer is good for 24 hours so use the promo code in the picture on the day it’s offered at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

Happy Shopping!

What To Wear To Thanksgiving When You’re Hosting

What To Wear Thanksgiving When You're Hosting

What To Wear Thanksgiving When You’re Hosting

I don’t host Thanksgiving but I do host a Friendsgiving before the big turkey day! The difference between planning what to wear when your attending (see here) vs when you’re hosting is all about being strategic for function and time. We all know when you host, you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off, and getting ready is usually what suffers.

Festive and Functional

Festive and Functional

Word Of Alicia on what to wear:  Start the day off with solid black leggings, ones that are more like work out material than a knit.  That way they easily dust/wipe/lint roll off anything you get on them while prepping.  Wear a t-shirt during prep time then switch to a short sleeve party top as the time gets closer.   A short sleeve top because you don’t want to pushing your sleeves up while you are cooking and cleaning, and you’ll probably be warm from running around.

Tip: Start with a good base, quick and easy skincare with Avon Anew Hydrafusion Serum and Gel Cream

Tip: Start with a good base, quick and easy skincare with Avon Anew Hydrafusion Serum and Gel Cream

This year I’m all about that luxe velvet, so I’m suggesting the Avon Velvet Off The Shoulder Blouse.  You can still get this one by ordering direct from me or backordering it from campaign 23 (product #’s at the bottom of this post).  But I would also suggest the mark. Get Ruffled Up Top!

Tip: Use a scented body lotion straight out of the shower incase you never get around to perfuming before guests arrive

Tip: Use a scented body lotion straight out of the shower incase you never get around to perfuming before guests arrive

As the hostess you’ll be doing a lot of the work so bracelets and rings aren’t really functional, I suggest going with a statement necklace or earring.  I decided to wear with this a black velvet and crystal choker necklace with some crystal earrings.

Festive Friends

Festive Friends

I am a no shoes house so why would I wear shoes and break this rule?  I opted for a sparkly slipper instead!  Mine are from last year but Avon currently as some SUPER cute ones this year.  My last little trick is to go with your quick updo.  Keeps the hair out of the face while prepping but looks chic while hosting.

Hard at work on the handmade pasta!

Hard at work on the handmade pasta!

Thankful and Grateful for all these folks!

Thankful and Grateful for all these folks!

I hope everyone has a fun and festive Thanksgiving, and cheers to the holiday season!

Tip: Wow them with your hostess skills with buying butters shipped like a turkey haha

Tip: Wow them with your hostess skills by buying butter shaped like a turkey haha!

Avon Velvet Off The Shoulder Blouse Product Numbers:  S 800-800; M 800-829; L800-867; XL 801-017; 1X 801-605; 2X 801-753; 3X 802-711

Back order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger by going to order by product number (top right) then select campaign 23 and add in the appropriate product number.  Reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

Your days will be full of festive cheer if you snatch up the C24 A Box Merry and Bright (product # 920051). It will get you holiday ready in a flash with three bold, fun makeup selections and charming earrings to cap off an outfit. The makeup picks are full-size options that will make your holidays shine. At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Get Holiday RED-y!

Wearing the A Box Exclusives!

Four Bright and Fun Picks:  Three full-size makeup essentials and A-Box exclusive earrings—a $32 value!

Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude: .14 oz.

A Neutral Cream Blush

A Neutral Cream Blush

Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Read: .4 oz.

Your Go-To Red Nail

Your Go-To Red Nail

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo in Healthy Glow: .07 oz.

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

A-Box Exclusive Holiday Earring Glamour Stud Duo: Hematite color, pack of 2

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

This A Box is one that’s well worth it!  If you get it for yourself you’ll have everything you need, a neutral makeup option that will match perfectly with a red lip!  A go-to red polish for the holiday season.  Lastly the perfect pair of earrings for all those blingy statement necklaces or for a simple pairing with your cozy winter looks.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up a holiday outfit and add this on and you’re all set!

Be Merry Be Bright!

Be Merry Be Bright!

NOW this would also make a GREAT gift option!  Basic must-have shades that any girl can appreciate, and 2 pairs of earrings that are cute enough for basically everyone.  PLUS you can wrap an A Box like a Christmas Tree so mega cute idea especially for a white elephant, girlfriend gift or hostess gift.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up your stocking stuffers, or a cute holiday item and add this on and you’ll have a great start on your holiday shopping.

Be Holiday RED-y!

Be Holiday RED-y!

You can get the Merry and Bright A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Feel the Winter Wonder With the Beautiful C23 A Box

Feel The Winter Wonder With The Beautiful C23 A Box

Feel The Winter Wonder With The Beautiful C23 A Box

Escape to a winter wonderland with this darling Timeless Winter A Box (393-382) packed with the skin care solutions you’ll need for cold weather. You’ll get three try-it-size products that exfoliate, hydrate, and brighten, not to mention a sparkly snowflake pin, exclusive to this A Box. At just $10 with any $40 purchase, this is the perfect cap to the winter season.

Sparkle Season Prep With An A Box!

Sparkle Season Prep With An A Box!

Four Timeless Winter Picks:  Three try-it-size skincare favorites and A-Box exclusive pin—a $30 value!

$30 value only for $10!

$30 value only for $10!

New! Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream: .5 oz.
Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum: .23 oz.
Anew Clean Daily Scrub: 1 oz.
A-Box Exclusive Snowy Shimmer Pin: Silvertone with faux stones

Add a little exclusive sparkle!

Add a little exclusive sparkle!

Word on the A Box:  I know its not winter yet, it’s barely Halloween, but this A Box is sparkling with year round skincare.  I alone want it for the travel size Hydra Fusion cream and then I get 2 of my other favorites and a cute pin, done!  I love when they include skincare in these A Boxes, you really get a great value on this.  I can get my skin prepped and ready for sparkle season!  Maybe it can be as flawless as that Samsung Selfie Focus Blur 😉

Let's get that skin sparkle season ready! And for only $10!

Let’s get that skin sparkle season ready! And for only $10!

 

Let me grant you access to my vault… the liner vault

Liner Vault A Box

Liner Vault A Box

Our newest A Box for Campaign 16 is all about eyes—The Liner Vault A Box (858-720) features faves that will give your customers alluring eyes, plus makeup remover. Just $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will keep your eyes on the prize with five favorites valued at $35.

Discover the secret to alluring eyes. Flatter your flutter with a stroke of black or a dash of color.

Three eye liners, one mascara and a makeup remover, all full size:

5 Favorites For The Vault

5 Favorites For The Vault

• Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black, Starry Night Blue and Brown Chocolate-Waterproof. Each .01 oz. net wt.
• Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black, .237 fl. oz.
• Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, 2.7 fl. oz.

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Remember that all purchases in your Campaign 16 order count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 collection offer—including orders from the C16 Outlet and Marketing catalogs.  I absolutely LOVE this A Box!  For an easy summer makeup look I love a simple eye with a blue liner and black mascara and this will give you that, plus other go to staples for only $10!

My top pick to hit a $40 order is to include a new fashion or jewelry piece for the New Neutrals collection!   A Boxes are your ultimate way to try at an A-mazing value, so add it on for $10  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Current Campaign Top Pick:  New Neutrals Collection

Current Campaign Top Pick: New Neutrals Collection