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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!

12 Days of Deals – Day 10: Free Vitamin C Serum

12 Days of Deals is still going on over at the eBoutique but only for a few more days!  If you follow me on IG/FB you saw day 8&9 but today its this full size Vitamin C Serum for FREE with your $50 order.

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

Use Promo Code VITAMINC

12 Days of Deals – Day 10:  FREE Anew Vitamin C Serum a $44 value with promo code VITAMINC

Word of Alicia:  The Vitamin C Serum is one of my must have’s especially now that its been reformulated!  If you haven’t tried it with its new silky, quick absorbing formula then what a better way than to try it for FREE! Vit C really helps with sun and age spots and the winter is the BEST time to use it and help repair that damage.  Pair it with a super hydrating moisturizer as with all vitamin c products they contain alcohol so you actually absorb the vitamin c.  I really like it paired with the Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme.  If I were to build a $50 order to get this serum for free this is the order I’d build:

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

Order Idea to get the FREE Vitamin C Serum

My absolute favorite gift bundle is this Let It Glow Skincare Blockbuster for $49.  Not only does it have a $154 value but it contains some of my absolute favorites that I’ve talked about so many times it also has the perfect red lip matte lipstick for the holidays and beyond.  The Avon Mattitude Lipstick in Persistent is a deeper red that looks magical with simple eye makeup for the holidays.  And can we talk about that glitter bag!?  Its the icing on the cake!  Because we need to add another dollar to hit that $50 mark I suggest my fav senses in Starfruit & Coconut that’s now on clearance for $2.99 (see here).

Alicia's Fav Set:  The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

Alicia’s Fav Set: The Let It Glow Skincare Bundle

You could either gift the Let It Glow Skincare Bundle, break it up and use as individual gifts and keep the free Vitamin C or keep it all!  Either way this order is worth $208 and you’d get it for $51.99…. A 1/4th the cost!!!!  I mean why would you not!?  You can shop this online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

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!

If you don’t already follow me on instagram for more peeks at products, how to style them and things like that www.instagram.com/wordofalicia  Word Yo!

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

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers and Red Lips!

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Only 6 days until Christmas, and another festive mani Monday down!  I’m feeling the festive spirit with finding a way to bring a little red, green and glam to my everyday.  Today’s festive is a buffalo plaid mixed mani, feather necklace and a classic red lip!

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Julep and Jamberry

Julep and Jamberry

For my buffalo plaid mixed mani I started with Friday Flannel nail wrap from Jamberry on my ring.  I then used Julep polishes to do my black and gold nails.  Once it dried I drew the line down the side of my ring and middle with that same gold and then cleaned up around the nail.  This really matched a lot of my festive red and green outfits I’ve been wearing lately, like this feather and red lip look!

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

The mark. So Fly Necklace with its black feather, hematite metal and gemstone details is a really fun piece for the holidays.  I paired mine over this off the shoulder sweater (WHBM) and a black and white wool plaid skirt (Nordstroms).

Festive and Fun

Festive and Fun

If your NYE is a little more casual and cold weather this fun necklace might be the piece you need to fun up your look.  Pair it with my favorite red lip, mark. All Butter Up in Fired Up and you are good to go!  You can shop the mark. So Fly Necklace at my eBoutique.  Now what to do for the ultimate festive mani Monday, Christmas Day!  What are you planning on wearing?

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ’s

Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ's

Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ’s

Christmas Day OOTD!  Nothing I love more than a good holiday tradition, which is why Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I are having a pajama party!  If your pj’s ever count as an OOTD Christmas Eve/Day is it, and with some really cute options from Avon this year there’s no reason not to refresh your lounge gear.

Alicia’s Winter Soft Look:

Alicia's Wintersoft PJ's

Alicia’s Wintersoft PJ’s

Avon Wintersoft Solid Knit PJ Pants

Avon Wintersoft Solid Knit PJ Pants

When we were little my brother and I planned our jammies for our favorite day and now I kinda still do that.  I have a stash of holiday jammies in red and green I pull out every year but when I saw this Winter Soft collection from Avon in soft shades I knew it was time to add something different to the collection.  I went for the Winter Soft Solid Knit PJ Pants in the soft lavender color.  I thought they would be something that I could wear year round with how soft and lightweight they are, but for the holiday’s I’ll pair them with an extra soft snowflake sweater and some new Avon slippers. Plus I just love the big satin bow tie!

Avon Winter Soft Plush Memory Foam Slippers in Grey

Avon Winter Soft Plush Memory Foam Slippers in Grey

Pretty Satin Bow Tie Waist

Pretty Satin Bow Tie Waist

I was so excited to see these Avon Winter Soft Memory Foam Bootie slippers in grey (also come in white and pink).  My Muk Luks died this year and I needed to replace, and these Avon booties did not disappoint!  The memory foam is so comfortable.  They were a little tight when you first put them on but once the foam shapes to your foot you’re golden!  I can not get over how comfy they are, they go from baking cookies to lounging watching Christmas movies on the couch, one of my favorite recent items, perfect for a chilly winter day.

Winter Soft Collection from Avon is Perfect for Holiday

Winter Soft Collection from Avon is Perfect for Holiday

These are a few of my favorite (Winter Soft) things...

These are a few of my favorite (Winter Soft) things…

The Winter Soft collection from Avon all starts with the seasonal favorite Winter Soft bath and body collection but this year also features a range of products in soft shades from these pj’s and slippers to this gorgeous blue necklace to stunning home goods, games, blankets and more!  They all beautifully pair together to create a really stunning gifts.  I think pairing the pj’s and slippers with a robe and bath and body set would be magical.  Or how about the beautiful throw blanket, 7-in1 Game board, and the set of mugs for a winter night in!  Either way I’m ready for my holiday traditions in my new Wintersoft pj’s!

Ready For Puppy Snuggles

Ready For Puppy Snuggles

Erica and Sarah’s Joyful Magical Beautiful Look:

Erica and Sarah's Joyful Magical Beautiful PJ's

Erica and Sarah’s Joyful Magical Beautiful PJ’s

“It’s Christmas morning and I’ve got to be honest, I did not wake up like this. LOL I did however feel comfy and cozy in my Avon pajamas! My sister, Sarah and I always spend Christmas Eve with our parents and have a family breakfast and gift exchange the next morning. No matter how old we get, Santa always brings us a new pair of pajamas. I’m wearing the Binge Watching version of Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Sarah is wearing Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set in Tree Print. I’m really excited to give my family and friends Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift boxes. Just add a bow or ribbon and they are ready to give!” – Erica’s Fashion and Beauty

Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set

Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set

Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift set

Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift set

Between the Winter Soft collection and the Joyful Magical Beautiful collection Avon has some pajamas for your holidays and beyond!  I love the idea of pairing them with a bath and body gift set or slippers for a gift anyone will enjoy… myself included.  Check out all the pajama’s Avon is offering this year:

 

 

You can shop our pajama party at my eBoutique!  Be sure to stack your order with the Party Ready A-Box for only $10 (see more) and take advantage of our 12 Days of Deals with a FREE candle with your $45 order!  Doesn’t snuggled up on the couch in some cozy new pj’s, slippers and blanket next to the candlelight glow of your free candle sound amazing… I think so…

Use Promo Code ORANGE or WOODLAND

Use Promo Code ORANGE or WOODLAND

May the season be Joyful, Magical, Beautiful!

 

 

The Gold Standard: Beauty of Gold A Box

 

The Gold Standard: Beauty of Gold A Box

The Gold Standard: Beauty of Gold A Box

Our Beauty of Gold A Box (758-980) launched today!  The latest A box features luxe products that you will treasure. This golden A Box has beauty faves—Anew for glowing skin, a rich and elegant scent, and sparkling eye and nail color. Your customers can get these 5 products (a $49 value!) for only $10 with any $40 purchase.

$49 worth of product for only $10

$49 worth of product for only $10

Go for the Gold – The Beauty of Gold A Box contains 2 full-size faves and 3 try-it sizes.

Power Serum, Rare Pearls and Anew Ultimate

Power Serum, Rare Pearls and Anew Ultimate

Anew Power Serum (.24 oz.)
Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Night Cream (.5 oz)
Rare Gold Eau de Parfum Travel Spray (.5 oz)

Gel Polish and Metallic Eye Quad

Gel Polish and Metallic Eye Quad

Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Glimmer (.4 oz)
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Gilded Metallics (.176 oz)
All for $10

I Love Gooooooooooold!

I Love Gooooooooooold!

Now ALL purchases at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger now through Nov 21 will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers. Be sure to take advantage of this A-mazing value!

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order

Eat, Drink, Give Thanks!

Fall Must Have - mark. Double Check Blanket Scarf

Fall Must Have – mark. Double Check Blanket Scarf

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours! Eat, drink and give thanks!  Just for fun here’s a few thanksgiving-tastic eye candy from http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and our Black Friday weekend sales and specials!

mark. Don't Let Go Satchel

mark. Don’t Let Go Satchel

mark. All Bundled Up Hand Cream

mark. All Bundled Up Hand Cream

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

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What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

With the ultimate holiday meal tomorrow, today let’s look at what to wear to a potluck!  I collaborated with Erica Gerelmann on two looks that will work for your next potluck this holiday season.

Alicia’s Look:

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Stress Free Look for a Potluck

Stress Free Look for a Potluck

A potluck is all about being stress free and your looks should be the same.  You want to be comfortable to sit, eat and socialize in but still a little festive because, well, it’s an excuse to be!  Usually I would find any reason to wear red during the holidays but this year I’m all about icy shades of blue, silver and grey!  A stress free sweatshirt dress, statement necklace, statement boots and topped off with a statement lip takes casual potluck to something special while remaining festive and fun!

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Wearing:  Sweatshirt Dress, mark. | Clear Choice Necklace, mark. | Don’t Let Go Satchel, mark. | boots, Shoedazzle | Lip, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Electric Pink | Blanket Check Scarf, mark.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

Erica’s Look:

Erica's Casual Holiday Potluck Look

Erica’s Casual Holiday Potluck Look

The holidays are here and in my family, we keep things simple and casual. We gather at someone’s house and everyone brings a covered dish for a big potluck dinner.  When deciding what to wear, I leave the dress and shapewear at home and break out a pair of “fat pants” and a roomy shirt. I know I’ll eat too much! This outfit is definitely something I would wear to my family’s holiday party. I wanted to give this look the red and green Christmas feel without being too cheesy and there is no better time to break out the sparkly accessories then at a holiday party!

Red Accents from Avon

Red Accents from Avon

Erica is wearing Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in red supreme, mark. Funnel of Love Sweater, Avon Radiant Beauty Teardrop Necklace and Earring Gift Set, Avon Glitter Sparkle Strap Watch, Avon 2016 Holiday Collectible Pin, and the shoes, headband, and pants are oldies from my closet.

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

See More From Erica here!

You can shop both our looks with key pieces from http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and to make your holiday shopping way easier shop online and take advantage of our Black Friday deals starting on Thursday!  No need to fight the crowd, get 20% off and a free tote bag filled with goodies!  Use promo code CELEBRATE