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Trending Tuesday: Tropical

If the world of alicia was the internet #tropical would totally be trending.  Do you notice a theme here… #pineapple, #maui, #tropical… I definitely like to take it tropical in the summer and this year there’s been a ton of awesome products to inspire.  Here’s what’s in inspiring me this Tuesday:

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Caftans and Pineapples

Caftans, Arm Parties and Pineapples

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

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Tropical Mani's

Tropical Mani’s

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Tropical Scents (Avon's Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Scents (Avon’s Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Casual

Tropical Casual

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Lauren's Tropical Haul

Lauren’s Tropical Haul

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Black And White Tropical Prints

Black And White Tropical Prints

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

If that’s not enough inspo for your Tuesday you can check out my pinterest board for more!  Some of the items are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the Avon Multi-Way Sarong offer with promo code MULTI.  (see IRL pics here).  Maybe it’s because I don’t get too many tropical vacations, but adding a few tropical items, scents and accessories definitely makes the summer a bit better.  What tropical items do you add into your life or do you just take a tropical vaca?   What are your favorite tropical locations to visit or dream about!?  I might need to plan a vacation!

 

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss Limited Edition Bath and Body Collection

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

Aloha, Maui!  It’s time for the latest Instant Vacation from mark., Maui Bliss!  It all starts with the fragrance… the key piece to the capsule collection.  This year mark. switched it up and did an entire bath and body line in the new scent Maui Bliss.

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

WORD ON THE SCENT:  Get whisked away to a paradise island with this Hawaiian-inspired blend of reforesting coconut water, exotic hibiscus and rich glowing amber.

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

WORD ON THE COLLECTION:

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

SHIMMERING MOISTURE GEL
Once this smooth gel formula melts into the skin, a cooling and refreshing effect takes over, leaving skin feeling moisturized with a hint of tan-enhancing shimmer. 5 fl. oz.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

BODY BUTTER

With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day. 7.58 oz. net wt.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

BODY MIST

This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated. 6.7 fl. oz.
Price: $14.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

BODY WASH

This gentle formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 8 fl. oz.
Price: $10.00 
Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

WORD ON THE LOOK:  I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and good advertisement images, and this one did not disappoint.  Every year they do a little extra effort on the package design.  This year the pretty sunset colors and image really captures the warmth of the scent.  It really smells like an Hawaiian sunset!  I love the palm leafs too and that stunning model in the stunning pink dress.  They had me at Aloha!

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

WORD OF ALICIA:  I can’t lie, I’m a little disspointed they didn’t do a true perfume because I LOVE THIS ONE SOOOO MUCH!  The body spray is nice, it lasts a good amount of time, it’s refreshing but I would of loved to layer it with a true perfume and I totally would of bought multiples.  The whole line is wonderful, typical of mark bath and body.  If you haven’t tried them the body cream is so rich and wonderful and not too greasy and the shower gel is moisturizing.  They work so well layered together you’re going to want the whole line, but my top pick is the Shimmering Moisture Gel.  Its lightweight moisturizing gel with really great fragrance pay off.  The shimmer is sun kissed and it works WONDERS as an after sun.  I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

I'm ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

I’m ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

You can shop the entire collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check the latest promo codes available here.  Want to win some Maui Bliss FOR FREE!?  Join my Facebook group and automatically be entered!  Join HERE.

August Favorites – mark. Crushing On Coconut

If you haven’t figured it out August is my favorite month!  So here’s what’s I’m loving lately.  My favorites if you will…

mark. Crushing On Coconut Bath and Body Collection

August Favorites:  mark. Crushing on Coconut

August Favorites: mark. Crushing on Coconut

I’m not ready to give up summer yet so that means anything coconut bath and body sounds good to me.  This mark. Crushing on Coconut line is the perfect coconut variation.  It has a bit of warmth to it so it’s not just a sun tan lotion scent but creamier and better suited for every day.  As the description says:  Indulge your delectable spirit with a blend of coconut cream, mandarin and fresh orchids.

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

The body butter is my favorite from the collection.  It is super creamy and moisturizing so summer skin drinks it up and the scent really lasts on this guy.

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

My other top picks from the collection are the 3-in-1 and body oil.  The 3-in-1 is a shower gel/shampoo/bubble bath multi-tasker which makes your shower clutter free and deliciously scented.  I’m a HUGE oil fan!  Layer it on while still wet in the shower then pat dry.  The moisturizing factor is unreal!

mark. Crushing On Coconut My August Favorites

mark. Crushing On Coconut Must Haves For Vacations!

Also offered in the collection is a body scrub, fragrance mist body spray and hand cream.  It is even offered in a gift set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  All the August necessities in a scent perfect for summer!  I love the offering so much you know I’m packing it as a must-have for my Hawaiian Vacation this month!

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

 

#FREEFRIDAY — FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio

T.G.I.F.!!!  What’s better than a Friday!?  A Friday where you get FREE STUFF!  Over at the eBoutique you can get a FREE mark. bath and body trio with a $50 purchase!  And with all those new spring arrivals I’ve been sharing (here, here, here, here and here) I think hitting $50 is pretty darn easy!

FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You get your choice of Lemon Sugar, Coconut Treat or Vanilla Cream.  Personally, Lemon Sugar and Coconut Cream are my FAVORITE scents that mark. has released in their bath and body line.  The set includes Whipped UP Body Butter, Three’s A Charm 3-in-1 cleansers/bubble bath/shampoo, and Hit Scent (pencil solid fragrance).

This promo is too good to pass up!  Just go to my eBoutique <http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger> add which scent your like, add $50 worth of merchandise and the set will automatically adjust to FREE!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING!  Your Friday just got instantly better!

Trending Thursday #coconuttreat

Enjoying a Coconut Treat in Maui

Enjoying a Coconut Treat in Maui

If the world of alicia was the internet then today the top trending search would be #coconuttreat  I’m such a sucker for anything coconut!  Not only is it delicious (as a kid it was my favorite snack) but it also just smells like summer (can we say hawaiian tropic!)  Here are my top 5 coconut treats that I’m obsessing over

 

#bathandbody

mark. Coconut Treat Body Line

mark. Coconut Treat Body Line

This entire line of bath and body products from mark. in coconut treat are straight out of paradise!  The scent is described as a deliciously tropical indulgence, with refreshing coconut water and mandarin mingling with luscious hazelnut and coconut cream.  Basically, in licia-language its a warm coconut smell with sweet undertones.  It’s not overpowering or too beachy so you can wear it for all occasions.  This whole line is a must!  Layer by starting with Three’s A Charm 3-in-1 cleanser (8) that can be used as a body wash, bubble bath or shampoo!  Follow up with Whipped Up Body Butter ($10), my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE, super moisturizing and creamy.  The finish off with Get Misty Body Mist ($14) for lasting smell-delish-all-day power!  I’ve never been more excited about a bath and body line since Bath and Body Works return of Vanilla Bean Noel each Christmas.  Shop the collection at my eBoutique.

 

#sheenstealer

mark. Sheen Stealer Coconut Treat

mark. Sheen Stealer Coconut Treat

 

The Sheen Stealer Dry Oil Body Spray ($10) in #coconuttreat is so awesome it is trending all on its own!  If you know me, you know I’m a huge advocate for oils, from hair to body to cuticles… Nothing quite does the job like a good nutrient rich oil.  This one not only is an easy to use spray dry oil but it smells so divine!  AND it makes your tan look WAY better.  Just spray this on your arms and chest for a glowing finish.  Then spray a line down your legs which will also make them look longer and tanner!  This gives your bod a back from the beach glow that just screams summer!  Shop it at my eBoutique.

 

#coconutwater

Coconut water straight from the coconut!

Coconut water straight from the coconut!

The power of coconut water is like that of a miracle!  Seriously, its the most hydrating and it tastes the best straight from the coconut.  Yes, some of you might think its bitter, so it might be an acquired taste, but once you acquire it you’ll never look back!  To help break you in try one of the ones flavored with pineapple or mango.  You can get these at your local grocery store.  I prefer the large coconut you have to machete open as my #coconuttreat

PS.  You might recall that Phone It In Bag from my Hawaii must-haves 🙂

 

#hawaiiantropictanningoil

Pool Days

Pool Days

Yes, yes I know, tanning is bad.  Sun is bad.  But life is too short not for me to enjoy my favorite pastime.  Sunbathing!  I have a hard time getting color, I just say I have natural sunscreen.  The only thing that works for me is Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Oil and a day of sun.  Plus I absolutely LOVE the strong coconut smell!  To me this IS summer and the ultimate #coconuttreat

 

#coconutcream

Berries and Coconut Cream

Berries and Coconut Cream

For a REAL #coconuttreat this pretty much is my ideal of yummy!  For the perfect summer breakfast, snack, dessert, party favorite try this recipe from Love and Lemmons for Berries and Coconut Cream.  After finding it on pinterest I’ve been obsessed ever since.  This would be great at a summer picnic, super easy and really yummy!

 

I hope you’re inspired to get some #coconuttreat trending in your world.