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Trending Tuesday: #throwandgo

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

If the world of alicia was the internet, #throwandgo would totally be trending.  Summertime and living’s easy!  I’m such a summer person and I’m not talking about my 80’s classification of my “colors!”  I love everything about summer, hot days and warm nights, swimming, tan lines, ice cream… all things summer.  With so many summer happenings you need to look the part with minimal effort, hence the throw on and go!  Here are my favorite throw and go items for the summer!

1.  mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray

Beach Waves Must Haves

Beach Waves Must Haves

2.  Flip Flops

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

3.  mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

4.  mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

5.  Polarized Sunglasses

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! ...and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! …and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

6.  Express Bra Cami

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

7.  mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

8.  mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

9.  VS Pink Slouchy Crew

What I've Been Living In Lounge Wise

What I’ve Been Living In Lounge Wise

10.  mark. All Time Eye and Gloss Gorgeous

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye – see post here

These 10 items have been in heavy rotation in my world.  I can just throw them on and go!  No fuss summer essentials that allow me to enjoy my time and still look put together!  Shop the mark. pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Easy Summer Makeup with 1 Product – mark. Touch And Glow Shimmer Cube In Coral

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Summer makeup needs to be 3 things:   1.  Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity.  2.  Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t.  3.  Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes.  I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here).  Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine.  The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips!  Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control.  Here’s how I used it:

On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush.   For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.

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mark. Touch and Glow Coral  For Eyes

mark. Touch and Glow Coral On The Eyes

On Eyes:  I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow.  Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes.  Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid.  I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here).  Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

On Lips:  For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Done and done!  It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular.  It even lasted through eating lunch!

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral:  Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me.  Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life.  The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula.  When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent.  And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones.  I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!

You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.

Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares Recipe

Family functions were never a hassle but a privilege!  Always super fun with the cousins and even better with the food… particularly the dips and desserts.  One staple was Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares and an absolute favorite.  My mouth is watering just thinking of that sweet and tangy treat… mmmm lemon squares mmmm…

Aunt Donna's Lemon Squares

Aunt Donna's Lemon Squares

 Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares

Crust:

2 cups flour

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 cup butter (slightly softened)

 

Filling:

6 slightly beaten eggs

1 & 3/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4c flour plus 1/4 tsp baking powder

 

Put flour, butter and powdered sugar in food processor.  Process until crumbly.

Press into 13×9 pan and bake at 350 for 20 min or until lightly browned.

While crust is baking, prepare filling.

Mix eggs, sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder (do not over mix)

Pour over baked crust and return to over for approximately 20 min at 350.  Keep checking near end of baking time to remove as soon as filling doesn’t jiggle anymore.  Dust with powdered sugar when cool and enjoy!