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Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Normally every year I get myself a new spring dress for Easter. Something springy that refreshes the wardrobe and can be used for all those spring occassions like showers, events, etc… Since this in an un-normal Easter/spring/forever I won’t be going to Easter service but I still got the dress!  Retail therapy right!?

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

I had this picked out way before we went into a state of shelter in place, so I figured I’d share anyways, beacuse we will emerge eventually. Wear and Share Wednesday is what I would of wore to a normal Easter service followed by brunch.  Wearing the Metalic Lace Shift Dress and Statement Stones Jewelry Collection all from Avon.  

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Maybe its because I’ve beeing binging season 3 of The Crown but the gray lace dress and statement jewels kinda had me feeling like high tea.  I really like how this dress is a little longer so it will work year round becuase who knows when I’ll actually be able to wear a dress again and feel appropriatenly dressed.  A gray lace dress accented with pastels works well for the spring but I can see it looking just as chic with white pumps and bag come summer.  For fall I’d pair it with navy and burgundy and a red blazer for the winter holiday season!  

This Avon dress launches April 14 but the jewelry is available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  For this un-normal Easter I’ll probably just wear a white sweater and lavender cords for a more casual Easter OOTD.  I WILL however, be still coloring eggs, making Easter basekts for my family and husband and making a delicious meal served on my hardly used fine china.  

Wear and Share Wednesday: Stripes

Wear and Share Wednesday:  Stripes

Wear and Share Wednesday: Stripes

Well, this shelter in place/work from home lifestyle doesn’t really mix with my business casual wardrobe. However, it does allow me to reintroduce myself to my jeans and tees. I picked up a few new casual pieces from Avon that will mix and match with my wardrobe, including this striped tee from Avon.  

Tango Love!

Tango Love!

White Jeans, Striped Tee, Red Cardi

White Jeans, Striped Tee, Red Cardi

The Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Front Top is only $29.99 and comes in 4 colors.  I went with the black and white stripe.  I love that this has a relaxed fit, 3/4th sleeve and some lace front detailing to give it a little something.  This top looks good with jeans and cardi but also with leggings and top knot!  PERFECT for shelter in place/wfh.

Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Up Top

Avon 3/4th Sleeve Lace Up Top

I paired this with my white jeans and a red cardigan sweater (both killer finds from Ross Dress For Less).  This OOTD was perfect for my work from home day, then a visit to my family to celebrate my niece’s birthday.  Having a birthday during this coronavirus isn’t ideal, but we had a great pancake brunch at home to celebrate her day complete with some Avon sheet masks and fun drinks!

Family

Family

I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy!  If you need a little pick me up I highly reccomend this tee and some sheet masks.  Both you can use during the shelter in place time, and after!  There’s a ton of new arrivals over at the eBoutique so be sure to check them out!

In like a lamb, out like a lion…

In like a lamb, out like a lion!

In like a lamb, out like a lion!

Ok March, you were a doozie! You came in soft and roared out like a Tiger King! I think we all can agree a new normal for March is going to be tough to carry out through April but we’re going to try. Here’s to spring revival for April!

March Favorites

March Favorites

Head over to my Facebook page to see some really awesome new arrivals!  April is all about a spring refresh for me with the new spring beauty and a fresh new fragrance.  Just want I need to emerge fresh faced… esp with my Coronavirus Lash Challenge!

New Spring Arrivals

New Spring Arrivals

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for fresh stories, ootd’s and what I’m doing to get through this all!

Been living in this Tie Dye Top from Avon

Been living in this Tie Dye Top from Avon

Favorite March OOTD

Favorite March OOTD

As always you can shop my Avon features online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Free shipping with a $60 order and as always delivered straight to your door, clean and quarantined!

 

 

Coronavirus Lash Challenge

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

Get fuller longer lashes once we emerge from this shelter in place!

Get fuller longer lashes once we emerge from this shelter in place!

This virus has us social distancing, self quarantining, and basically stuck at home with limited activities for the next couple of weeks. So I CHALLENGE you to take advantage of this time to get LUSH, NATURAL LASHES! How? with the Avon Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes. So you’ll come out the end of this unique time with some seriously lush lashes and brows.

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

CORONAVIRUS LASH CHALLENGE!

I started this challenge last week and I’m already seeing a difference! Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Serum in on sale for only $24.99 ($60 value) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger OR anyone who places a $70 order I’ll send you the serum FOR FREE! If you accept the challenge, order to get your serum, and use it for the next few weeks then let me know your results. I’ll send you a gift for the start of your challenge. Once you complete the challenge you’ll get you a Lush Lash Challenge gift and Avon credit off your next order! Who’s up for the challenge!?

Get longer and fuller lashes.

Get longer and fuller lashes.

WHAT IS THE AVON ANEW CLINICAL UNLIMTED LASHES LASH AND BROW SERUM? Get lush lashes that are all yours with Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash & Brow Activating Serum*. Our unique serum, with a peptide blend and botanicals, is designed to dramatically enhance the look of your lashes. In just weeks, lashes look longer, fuller and healthier. .10 fl. oz.

• 84% of women agreed lashes look longer after 8 weeks of use
• 84% of women agreed lashes look fuller after 8 weeks of use
• 81% of women agreed lashes are visibly healthier after 8 weeks of use

BENEFITS
• Begin seeing results in 4 weeks
• Extra-thin brush allows for precise application along the upper lash line and brows
• Phthalate-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, petroleum-free
• Hypoallergenic
• Vegan

Easy to use thin brush tip!

Easy to use thin brush tip!


TO USE
For lashes, apply once daily on clean, dry skin at nighttime, prior to skin care regimen by sweeping a thin layer of serum along the lash line of upper eyelids only, like a liquid eye liner. Do not apply to lower lashes. One dip into the vial is the proper amount of serum for both upper eyelids. Do not double dip. Let dry. Do not rub eyes.

For brows, apply Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes on clean, dry skin as you would a brow pencil to the natural shape of your brow, concentrating on sparse, thinning or over-groomed areas.

Here's my before picture, and will share the after once we emerge!

Here’s my before picture, and will share the after once we emerge!

I’m not trying to make light of the serious situation we are in, but I am trying to make it as positive as possible. I myself have a vacation at the end of May that is very touch and go. I started this really to get lush lashes for that vacation and thought that the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a lash challenge. Now I’m extending that beyond me to you! For the summer I love all lake days, swimming, and no makeup lazy warm afternoons so I need summer ready lashes for that exact reason. I don’t want fake lash extensions that I have to worry about and falsies that bug my sensitive eyes, I want naturally long and lush lashes. This serum REALLY works for that. I’m getting my lashes summer ready, who else wants in!?  If you were doing extensions nows the time to give them a break, regrow your lashes and get them to a long and lovely level!

Shop Avon Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Lash and Brow Serum Online

Who wants in!?

Who wants in!?

One Of A Kind Treasures

Pearly Treasures

One Of A Kind Treasures

Pearls are a little, precious, one-of-a-kind treasures!  Lately I’ve been on a little treasure hunt obsessing over pearls.  Over the years I have had faux and real pearl jewelry, pearl embelished items and overall just a soft spot for them as being June’s birthstone as both my brothers and dad have June birthday’s.  Recently I’ve on this pearl kick and picked up a few really awesome pearl items!

What makes pearls so precious?

What makes pearls so precious?

Why are pearls so precious?  Partly because they are extremely unique and the only precious “stone” found within a living creature.  You don’t cut or polish a pearl, they’re precious and stunning right as they are found!  They’re also rare, even though they’re cultured/farmed it still takes tons of oysters to find 1 pearl.  Naturally only 1 in 10,000 oysters yield a pearl!  Pearls are so appealing for their stunning qualities and value making them so classic, and worth the investment large or small.  They’ve dated back as far at 13th century China!

Pearly Treasures for me!

Pearly Treasures for me!

What I’ve picked up lately is what I’m wearing all layered together!  There are more pealrs and pearly pieces available at the eBoutique.  I def have my eye on those freshwater pearl earrings!  I also think all these pearly pieces would make great gifts for Mother’s Day!

Freshwater Pearl Necklace: Beautify your neck with a sea of genuine freshwater pearls set on a goldtone chain. This pretty necklace will elevate any ensemble with elegance.   Features genuine freshwater pearls, 16.5″ L with 3.5″ extender, lobster claw clasp and goldtone plating.

Freshwater Pearl Toggle Bracelet:  A strand of shiny baroque freshwater pearls forms this chic toggle bracelet. Ease into the pearl trend with this cute, yet simple piece.  Features genuine freshwater pearls, 8” L, 10mm diam., toggle closure with goldtone plating.

Pearly Bracelets!

Pearly Bracelets!

Pearly Statement Bangle: The pearl goes modern on this unique bangle bracelet, complete with a large baroque pearl, wiry goldtone hardware and a shiny stone accent. It features an open-hinged closure for easy on and off. Features a goldtone wire bangle, pearly detail, 1 1/4″ W, open-hinge closure with goldtone plating and faux glass pearl.

Pearly Statement Earrings: Make a pearlescent statement in our stunning drop earrings, designed with wavy hammered posts and dangling baroque pearls for extra glamour. These unique beauties are sure to earn you compliments. Featuers pearly stone, goldtone accents, pierced, 2 1/2″ L drop, post & dama clutch backs, goldtone plating and faux pearls.

Pearly Earrings!

Pearly Earrings!

Pearly Charm on my Paper Clip Necklace: This pretty pearlesque piece works like a charm by easily hooking onto our Paper Clip-Style Bracelet and Necklace.  Features charms range from ¾” L to 1” L, pearlesque accent, goldtone cap, spring ring closure.

Pearly Charms!

Pearly Charms! – even the adjustable lobster clasp toggle is pretty!

Also note #lipoftheday here is the Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Chocolate (worn all over lip) with a little clear gloss on top.  Also obsessed with this lip and these Ultra Luxury Liners on sale for $3.29 right now!  You can shop these pearly pieces and the lip liner at the eBoutique.

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday's We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s we wear pink… or blush and burgundy because I’m not a huge fan of pink.  Please don’t revoke my girl card, haha.  I mean I like pink nail polish, pink lips, pink eye makeup but in fashion, decor or anything else, not my jam.  However I can get behind blush and burgundy, a more sophisticated take on pink.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I’ve been theme’ing out my life, making the winter more loveable.

Blush + Burgundy

Blush + Burgundy

Let’s be real, it’s still winter and it’s still cold, so romantic dresses might seem like a good idea but they’re not practical.  A blush sweater and ponte pants (WHBM) are extremely practical and absolutely work toward the Valentine’s Day theme.  This blush sweater has an adorable bow back which I didn’t capture but take my word for it, the added details are romantic.  This sweater is old but you can find a cozy blush sweater with romantic details to recreate the look.

Valentine's Day Inspired OOTD

Valentine’s Day Inspired OOTD

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Pairing burgundy with blush is a little unexpected but totally a winter winner pairing.  Just a pop of a burgundy suede pump and matte burgundy lip really pulls this look together.  #lipoftheday is the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  This matte lipstick is one of my favorites because its not drying!  I can’t have anything drying in these dry cold winter months, so if I want a matte lip this is the way I go.

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Like I said I’ve been Valentine’s Day-ing my life which included pulling out jewelry peices that I think fit in, like my rose gold options.  I picked up some new Valentine’s Day jewelry, had some adorable old pieces (like these heart hoops) and some other pieces that really just fit well in the theme.  To get some good use out of them, I put them out on a display jewelry stand so I can grab and go when getting ready in the mornings.  This rose gold set from 2019 holiday at Avon has been in heavy rotation.  As an alternative check out these rose gold and jet black options!

Rose Gold Baubles

Rose Gold Baubles

Wearing pink makeup has always been a favorite.  Maybe its the pink undertones in my skin but pinks are always flatteirng on me.  The Avon Send Roses Eye Palette really is my everything these days.  I did a monochromatic pink eye look and used the deep purple shade as my eyeliner.  I’m horrible at capturing the details but IRL it’s super pretty and dramatic but wearable!

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

No full look is finaly with out the finishing touches of fragrance.  For February this is my duo, Rose body cream from Bath and Body works with Avon Velvet.  I like having the travel size to throw in my bag and apply later if I’m running late or forget to put on perfume.  I mean there’s a reason why I made that New Year’s smell good resolution (see what I mean here).  Velvet is a fragrance that grew on me, now its one of my favorites and COMPLETELY out of my normal fragrance picks.  It also is the most long lasting scent I have, and even more so when I pair it with the dry oil right out of the shower.

Roses and Velvet

Roses and Velvet

I hope you’re feeling the love this February!  Try themeing out your days with all things romantic, roses, blush and burgundy!

Happy February!

Happy February!

Apres Ski January

Apres Ski January

Apres Ski January

Can you believe its the end of January already!  1 full month down of 2020 and that’s crazy!  Winter sometimes drags on but so far that hasn’t been the case.  Even though I haven’t hit the winter Tahoe slopes this January, I certainly dressed like it.  Apres Ski was my vibe; cozy, cute and functional.

Cozy Sweaters + Leggings + Boots = Winter Wardrobe

Cozy Sweaters + Leggings + Boots = Winter Wardrobe

I loved that cozy oversized sweaters are in this season, becasue on cold winter days that’s kinda all I want to wear.  I picked this iced blue one up on clearance from Express along with these Chanel inspired boots!  I’m obsessed.  I don’t really do casual very well so having some on trend casual pieces makes it way easier for that weekend wear.

Casual Winter Wear

Casual Winter Wear

To elevate the casual, oversized sweater I paired them with my faux leather leggings from Peach.  That is the definition of Apre Ski in my book!  Plus some faux pearl hoops from Avon help too 🙂

Pearly details for a winter sunset

Pearly details for a winter sunset

New Year New Bag

New Year New Bag

New year means a new bag!  I switched out of my holiday plaid bag I was using in Dec for this black quilted tote.  It kinda has the feel of a down coat so perfect for Apres Ski January.  New year also means new mani!  After months of gel polish I had it removed for some serious nail health repair and a regular polish gray mani.

New Year New Mani

New Year New Mani

As January comes to a close what were you loving all January long?  Whats in your sights for the rest of 2020!?

 

#LipofTheDay Love Until Valentine’s Day!

#lipoftheday Lip Love

#lipoftheday Lip Love

Happy Makeup Monday!  Did you guys realize Valentine’s Day is under a month away.  We don’t have to have big elaborate plans but it is an excuse to theme out your day and share some love.  It is the middle of winter and things are kinda blah so anything to brighten that up right!?  To do that I’ll be sharing my favorite lippies  ❤  Here’s what I’m loving today!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Mousiture in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Word on the Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks:

AVON x THE FACE SHOP
Our exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop brings you super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world. Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick contains a moisturizing color-rich formula that caresses lips with a soft, satiny finish—all in a single stroke! Our essential lip-softening oil blend of sweet almond, chamomile, rose and lavender oils conditions your pout for a non-drying, supple feel. .12 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• 20 high-impact shades
• Vivid, pigment-rich color swipes on effortlessly
• Lightweight formula hugs lips like a second skin
• Fresh, sleek design

TO USE
Apply to center of lips and blend.
How To: The Flushed Lip
Are there pops of color you’re always eyeing, but never dare to try? Try this tip for wearing any lip color in a natural way.
1. Choose your color and saturate on the center of your lips.
2. Using your finger, tap and blend the color as if you’re rubbing in a lip balm. Once the color starts to dissolve into your lips, gently pull your finger to the top of your lip and dab your Cupid’s bow.
3. The end result is a halo effect showing a gorgeous pop of color!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisutre in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Blush Beige

Word of Alicia:  I did not follow the instructions, I just put it on like regular lipstick.  The color payoff was really good and lasted.  I did find them comfortable to wear and for a satin more of a matte stain than a glossier satin if that makes sense.  I’m actually really excited to try them now using the instructions above and apply kind of more like a balm.  I picked up 4 more shades and will certainly be trying this technique with a few of those.

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

❤ #lipoftheday everyday until Valentine’s Day helping you find your lip love.  Follow along, love/like your favorites and find your perfect match! ❤ If you’re looking for a little lip love, something new for 2020 to brighten up let me help you find your perfect lip match.  If you want some personal consulation on what colors/formulas would work best for you hit me up!  Comment/DM/email

 

 

From the Desk of Alicia: The 2020 Experience

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

Open up your Spotify/Amazon music and stream that JT album becasue 2020 is here and I’m here for it! Plus starting your year with a little Justin Timberlake sounds like a pretty good idea to me.  Been a minute over here at the blog, but hopefully you’ve been with me over on IG/Facebook.

JT Concert 2019

JT Concert 2019

2020 Vision:  I’m not one really into new years resolutions but I do like a fresh start and we all know I love themeing out anything so new year same me.  So for this year my theme is better connections, even if its 1 sided.  Wear more perfume in 2020.  I was gifted a new scent this Christmas and just made me realize how that is something I always forget, so I want to use this fragrance collection of mine.  Today I’m wearing Live Out Loud, which every time I wear it, I get complimented.  It has to be one my favorite new beauty products of 2019 for 2020.

Wear more fragrance in 2020

Wear more fragrance in 2020

2020 is taking me traveling.  I am excited beyond belief, that with the help of some of you, I was able to earn the free trip to Jamaica through Avon.  A new place that my husband and I can explore, that without Avon could not of done.  Additionally, we have a Cabo trip planned for our friends wedding 😉  I’m also planning to add some more traveling for 2020, explore more of this state of California, a convention in Texas, and work to see some of my favorite people… better connections in 2020.

Made it!

Made it!

2020 Refresh:  I’m just excited to start fresh.  Bye Felicia!  (and by Felicia I mean 2019)  I’m ready to hit refresh on my closet, on my organization, on being timely, on my life.  I’m ready for some fresh trends, activities, home decor, etc…  I’ll also be refreshing my Facebook.  If you are in my group or follow my page you’ll notice the title is “mark. and Avon by Alicia” or mark. by Alicia in 2020 that’s changing to Word of Alicia.

Refresh Rate

Word Yo!

2020 20:  Top 20 lists are just kind of a given in 2020.  Word of Alicia will be no different!  I’ll be doing lots of my top 20s, starting with 20 Lip of The Day’s as we countdown to Valentine’s Day.  And my top 20 for winter, centered around what I’m loving right now…  like everything gray!  Found some great gray jeans for $11 (hello after Christmas sales!), doing a gray mani, and currently on the hunt for a grey beret!

Being a List Maker

Being a List Maker

Cheers to 2020 and all it may bring!  Lets make it not suck 😉  Thanks for all the support in 2019 too.

Giving Tuesday: Finley The Fox For The Kids This Holiday

Giving Tuesday: Finley The Fox for the kids

Giving Tuesday: Finley The Fox for the kids

This holiday I’m spreading the holiday magic to Ronald McDonald House and Toys for Tots.  If you would like to help create some holiday magic for a child in need please consider Finley The Fox!

For $25 you can get this 13” ultra soft plush to keep or gift.  Or you can elect to donate your plush Finley the Fox.  I can also send a Finley the Fox to a recipient of your choice if you would like.  To make a donation of any amount toward a plush you can also do so with the links below.

Finley the Fox for $25

Finley the Fox for $25

How to order: Fill out the order form here via google forms  https://forms.gle/LGCmVKNbuehP3me68

Or you can order for yourself directly & securely from my eBoutique: https://www.avon.com/product/finley-the-fox-69850?rep=aliciahessinger

How to pay:  If ordering via the google order form you can pay me easily & securely online via my PayPal invoice or Venmo.  After ordering I will send you an invoice/venmo request.  If you would like to donate your Finley the Fox, or send a Finley the Fox to a recepient as a gift, leave a note in the description when requesting.