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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’s Day we show the mother figures in our lives how much we love and appreciate them – 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’t 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 – 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

Copy Cat Look – Lucy Hale

Copy Catting Lucy Hale (source)

Copy Catting Lucy Hale (source)

Since it’s Valentine’s week I guess I can admit my girl crush on Lucy Hale.  Last fall Lucy Hale was announced as mark.’s brand ambassador right around the same time she did this cover for Lucky Magazine and that’s when my girl crush started.  This menswear inspired look is killer and with her makeup look done in mark. I had to re-create the look.  Granted, the magazine cover shot was from months and months ago but whatever it’s still just as awesome in February.

Get The Look With Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look With Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look With Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look With Brooks Brothers and mark.

To recreate her look all you need is a blue and white striped button down, some casual dark pants, a burgundy satchel and a floppy hat.        Shirt and bag are Brooks Brothers, my hat and jewelry are mark.   My Brooks Brothers burgundy bag is an absolute favorite, I’ve had it for years and it sill looks incredible!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret, the best, I mean the ABSOLUTE BEST button down shirts are from Brooks Brothers.  What you get with Brooks Brothers is quality, fit and a non-iron material that is not even close to being matched by the best of them.  This shirt has been packed away in storage for a couple years and I just pulled it out today and didn’t touch an iron to it.  If that’s not proof of its awesomeness then I don’t know what is.

Lucy Hale Inspired Menswear Look

Lucy Hale Inspired Menswear Look

This look was really easy to recreate with just shopping my closet.  Plus I had a super cute puppy to recreate her Lucky Magazine cover shot!  Even though my Zoey looks huge compared to her little pup!

Zoey Mean Mugging

Zoey Mean Mugging

As for my mark. accessories I went with the mark. Head First Hat (in and out of sale here) a classic watch slightly oversized with the mark. All In Good Time watch and the mark. Stack and Style rings (on sale now!).  They complimented the classic and clean look perfectly.  I did have a leather strap watch to mimic Lucy Hale’s but my new mark. one is just in heavy rotation as of late!  You can shop it at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Look with mark. Makeup

Get The Look with mark. Makeup

Not only is her outfit classic and clean so is her makeup look.  I recreated the look using the exact products used, a clean base with Got The Goods Multi-Benefit foundation and Just Blushing in Charmed, eyes using i-mark in Nightly, Get In Line in Painted Black, Scandal-lash Mascara, and on lips Color Me in Lip Crayon in Punch.  You can shop all these products here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Re-created Lucy Hale's makeup look with mark.

Re-created Lucy Hale’s makeup look with mark.

Get The Look with Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look with Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look with Brooks Brothers and mark.

Get The Look with Brooks Brothers and mark.

Those Pretty Little Liars definitely have some good style to copy cat and make your own!  Shop your closet and add a few pieces to the looks you love!  And just a little note for new upcoming spring releases from mark. DEFINITELY have Lucy Hale style written all over them so be sure to watch for those from me here and at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

So You Wanna Be A Wrap Super Star…

Trends come and go but classic shapes are always in fashion.  Take the wrap dress… one of those cuts that look good on pretty much everyone.  I mean Diane von Furstenberg isn’t a fashion icon for nothing! mark. did thier take on the wrap dress for this fall.

mark. Wrap Star Dress $36

mark. Wrap Star Dress $36

It’s a true wrap dress in a printed knit material. They took the classic shape and made it modern with the red and purple print. The 3/4th sleeves and comfy knit fabric make it perfect for fall and transiting weather. As it gets cooler pair it with mark.’s Do The Tights Thing (set of 2 $) esp in the purple color!

Wrap Dress Full Look

Wrap Dress Full Look

Since the pattern is so bold sleek and simple accessories round out the full look.  My baubles include the mark. Long and Short of It Necklace ($20), Smoke and Mirrors Earrings ($20) and Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18).  The Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40), are a classic black pump with a not so classic snakeskin heel and the Modern Square Bag ($34) finished off the look.

Modern Square Bag $34

Modern Square Bag $34

Can I tell you how much I’m in love with this Modern Square Bag.  So lady like, so modern, such luxe detailing… mark. SO got this one right.  The best part of it all is that its a great small bag that actually FITS what you need!  The sides expand to hold the necessities way better than a clutch and with an adjustable strap so you can wear it as a shoulder bag, cross body or even tuck them in and use as a clutch.

The dress, jewelery, shoes and bag all are now available for purchase at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com
so shop it and get this figure flattering fall favorite.  (say that 5x’s fast!)

And here’s Ashley Green sporting the look with the purple tights also available at my eboutique: 

An Ashley Green Favorite:  The Wrap Star Dress $36

An Ashley Green Favorite: The Wrap Star Dress $36

 

PS:  Bonus points if you remember the song the title of this post comes from!