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Rain Rain Go Away…

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

Its been a rainy January, which we need here in NorCal. Doesn’t change the fact that rainy days need an extra boost! Like a holographic a rain anorak, a bright cobalt blue sweater and some hunters!

Wearing:  mark. New Millennium Anorak, mark. Laced Up Sweater, Avon Ponte Knit Pants, Hunter Rain Boots.

Anoraks are a great staple for your jacket wardrobe.  They’re light and packable and extremely functional.  I’m really loving this holographic one from mark. with convertible sleeves but there are a ton of different options.  I also am really loving this cute gingham one!  If it is still too cold to wear a light layer then pair an anorak up with your warmest fleece or sweater, or over something like a fleece North Face Jacket.

You can shop my look over at the eBoutique.  Also going on over there a free sample of our unreleased but majorly hyped Honey Blossom perfume with any fragrance purchase.  Basically, you can try it before anyone can even order it!

Word Yo!

Word Yo!

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Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

What’s the one thing that always fits, you could wear everyday if you wanted to and fits in your budget? Jewelry! Additionally, you can change your entire look with one piece, try a new trend and/or add a pop of color all with jewelry. With Avon’s big fall jewelry update just launching at my eBoutique here’s my word on the top picks to refresh for fall!

Number 1 Pick:  Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

The Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace ($24.99) is a multi strand black and gold statement necklace, that’s really lightweight and easy to wear.  It’s basic colors allow it to be worn with a lot of different outfits the the shiny gold and layers let it stand out and really make a look.  You can wear it with a lot of different necklines an because it’s so lightweight you can wear it all day!  Personally it is very Alicia as well so that’s also why it’s my #1 pick!

Detailed View

Detailed View

Pick #2:  Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

You need those everyday hoops with a little something, these Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings are it.  They come in gold, silver and rose gold.  My pick is the rose gold because it will still match with your gold items but it’s the on-trend metal of the moment.  Plus those rhinestones play so nicely with the warm tones for fall and at only $7.99 win win!

Pick #3:  Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Cascading multi-faceted stones from a lotus like design are nothing short of statement making with the Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings.  I love a statement earring especially when you’re wearing a pattern or something with an ornate detail/neckline (like all those strappy tanks and lace up tee’s that are in).  These ones are super lightweight for a statement earring so they’re actually wearable for longer than an hr, and they come in amethyst, aqua or topaz and an intro price of $5.99 you could get all 3 colors!

Pick #4:  Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

A Calypso-Inspired necklace may not be a top pick for fall but what I love about this Avon Secret Escape Necklace ($19.99)is its amber toned jewels agains the turquoise will really play well with fall colors, making it an ultimate wear now wear later piece.  Pair with your summer whites and lights now and with your camel and denim later.  It’s a little 2005 in design but maybe that’s why I like it, since I’m a lady in my 30’s now…

Detail View

Detail View

Either way, adding in some new jewelry is kinda perfect for your fall wardrobe refresh.  With back to school shopping we always focus on the basics like jeans, shoes/boots, sweaters/blouses and/or maybe a new coat, but we forget the details like jewelry.  You can check out all the new fall jewelry items in the latest brochure from Avon and you might just see yours truly!  If you would like a brochure comment and I’ll send one your way!  Or you can view it all online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What's Your Why!?

What’s Your Why!?

 

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Word On Avon Luck La Vie

Word On Avon Luck La Vie

Word On Avon Luck La Vie

 

C’est La Vie!  The newest fragrance from Avon is Luck La Vie, the sophomore take on Avon Luck!

Avon Luck La Vie

Avon Luck La Vie

Word on Luck La Vie:  Indulge in this sophisticated and lavish scent and live the fabulous life! A sophisticated blend of fresh strawberry, lavish lily of the valley and warm cedarwood. 1.7 fl. oz.

NOTES
• Top Notes: Mirabelle, Sparkling Mandarin, Mara Strawberry
• Middle Notes: Lily of the Valley, Linden Blossom, Jasmine Sambac
• Bottom Notes: Marshmallow, Peach Skin, Cedarwood

Live The Luxe Life

Live The Luxe Life

Word Of Alicia:  This has to be one of my absolute favorite fragrances released by Avon/mark.!  And that says a lot because there’s been some really really good ones.  I think this smells sophisticated but still clean and sparkling.  It works day or night and the staying power is pretty good.  I liked the original Luck but wasn’t in love with it to buy it again, but this one I’ll stock up on.

Rosegold and Pretty Bows

Rosegold and Pretty Bows

#yachtlife!  The scene set by Maria Sharapova for the look and feel of this campaign makes me wish that was a hashtag I actually use.  Until my nonexistent yacht life changes I’ll just have to feel like I’m there with this pretty perfume,  it’s pretty quilted bottle topped with a bow, and sport some luxe white and gold looks.

It's as luxe as it's quilted bottle would suggest!

It’s as luxe as it’s quilted bottle would suggest!

Pineapple Tote and Luxe La Vie available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pineapple Tote and Luxe La Vie available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Luck La Vie Yacht Life!

Avon Luck La Vie Yacht Life!

Comment/DM For A Free Sample!

Comment/DM For A Free Sample!

Luck La Vie is available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for the intro price of $20!  Which for this luxe scent it’s well worth the Benjamin.

 

Make An Old LBD New Again

How To Make An Old LBD New Again

How To Make An Old LBD New Again

Erica from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I have collaborated to show you two ways to make that old little black dress you have in your closet new again!  We both shopped our closet and took an old piece and made it new for spring.

Erica’s LBD Look:

Erica's Little Black Dress Look

Erica’s Little Black Dress Look

“Sometimes the best shopping can be done in your own closet! It is a fun challenge to give a forgotten clothing item new life by adding trendy accessories or a modern piece. My outdated LBD is a boring one-shoulder dress. It is amazing what a few Avon accessories, fabulous red lips, and a jacket can do for an outfit!”

Spring Details With A Spring Scarf, Jacket and Red Lip!

Spring Details With A Spring Scarf, Jacket and Red Lip!

To see more of Erica’s look and details (including that great Avon scarf!) head over to Erica’s Fashion and Beauty!

 

Alicia’s LBD Look:

Alicia's Little Black Dress Look

Alicia’s Little Black Dress Look

Shopping my closet allowed me to take this old sleeveless mark. dress and make it new again by layering a collared shirt underneath.  Not only did it breath new life into my existing items it also created a wear to work style perfect for spring weather with the convertible sleeves.  Adding on the Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace gave it a little more sophistication and the mark. clutch and shoes made it fun!  This LBD look will easily be recreated again!

Spring Re-Vamp With A Convertible Sleeve Blouse

Spring Re-Vamp With A Convertible Sleeve Blouse

I’ve seen this trick, layering a blouse under a sleeveless dress, done by all the fashion girls, but I never though I could pull it off.  However, just trying it payed off!  A tip is to wear a cami, like an Express Best Loved Bra Cami, over the blouse to keep it in place and avoid bulk underneath your dress.

Taking On Trendy Details

Taking On Trendy Details

Wearing the Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace tight around the collar is also a little trendy trick.  On a dress I normally wouldn’t wear a necklace with I added just the pearls of this necklace.  For a little pop I added a bright spring lip with mark. All Butter Now in fired up and these awesome heels coming to my eboutique next week, the mark. By Any Stretch Pumps.

Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace

mark. By Any Stretch Pumps

mark. By Any Stretch Pumps

Making A Summer Dress Spring Worthy

Making A Summer Dress Spring Worthy

Making An Old LBD New Again With Avon

Making An Old LBD New Again With Avon

You can shop the accessories to make your own old LBD new again at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger BONUS there’s a killer flash sale going on today only!  And use promo code AVONFB60 for 20% off a $60 order!  And try the new Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance (see here and here) get the full set for only $25!  Let me know if you want a sample and/or your fav way to wear a LBD!

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week! Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week! Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Word Of Alicia:  Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Word Of Alicia: Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Because it’s Little Black Dress week here on the blog, inspired by Avon’s Little Black Dress Fragrance, figured I might as well review the scent that’s inspired the theme!

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Description:  Our classic Little Black Dress scent has been modernized. It’s now an oriental/floral fragrance that’s versatile and stylish from day to night. A sparkling aroma of Italian lemon oil and elegant jasmine essence embellished with luxurious sandalwood.

The neckline of the Little Black Dress is like the top note of the fragrance; it is the greatest first impression she can make.

The waistline of the fragrance represents glamour, grace and captivating femininity.

The hemline of the fragrance was made to create a self-assured elegance to the wearer and lends a long-lasting impression that she takes with her wherever she goes.

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Meet The Perfumer:  RODRIGO FLORES-ROUX

Rodrigo has a distinguished career in perfumery spanning over 20 years and several countries, including Mexico, France and the United States. In 2007, he re-joined the house of Givaudan, where he had his initial introduction to perfumery more than 15 years ago.

“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman…her neckline, waistline and hemline.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-creator

All 3 for $25

All 3 for $25

Word Of Alicia:  My immediate thoughts were sophistication.  The bottle design alone suggest this.  I’d get it just to sit and look pretty.  To me it is a warm scent, but not old lady.   Like they said, is perfect for any occasion.  This would work for day or night, work or play.  It’s not overwhelming, it has a softness to it that makes it easy to wear.  It’s not like anything I own however it’s suppose to be similar to Victoria’s Secret Heavenly.  I really do feel a little empowered and womanly in it.  The lotion is really good too!  Usually these type of lotions are just ok, but this one is really moisturizing and the scent doesn’t “sting” you when you put it on.  Layered with the shower gel this is a pairing I’d buy again.  Staying power is pretty good too.  Lasts the work day for me.  At $25 for all 3 I’d say it’s a definite!  If you’re unsure comment or dm me I’ll send you a free sample!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

LBD Collection:  In addition Avon released a fashion collection to go with the scent.  My top pick from it is the Avon Signature Laser-Cut Little Black Dress.  It’s similar to this mark. one I have so I didn’t get it but if you missed out on that one GET THIS ONE!  I LOVE the dress, the fit and the versatility of it.  Also the Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace.  You can wear it 3 ways and it’s just that perfect accent for a LBD.

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Style Swap Ocean Avenue Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace

You can shop the dress, necklace and new fragrance at the introductory rate of $25 for all 3 at my eboutique.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection as well and request a sample if you’re interested!

Find Your Perfect Matte – Avon Perfect Matte Lipstick

meet your matte

meet your matte

The matte lip trend is not going anywhere anytime soon.  Lucky for us Avon just released a new perfect matte formula in 12 super on trend shades!  Here’s what’s awesome about this:  Lipstick is cheap!  Seriously cheap… like on sale for $5.99 a pop.  Which means no matter your budget you can squeeze in a little lipstick tube that will instantly transport your look.  Not a lipstick wearer?  Well nows the time to become one because this formula isn’t drying or cakey but velvety and moisturizing.

Wearing Avon Perfect Matte Lipstick

Wearing Avon Perfect Matte Lipstick

A little skeptical?  Well don’t be because I have free samples!  Just leave a comment on what shade you’re loving and I’ll send out a free sample!  That’s how confident I am in this new formula!  Plus I really think you need to wear more lipstick!

Avon Perfect Matte in Ideal Lilac

Avon Perfect Matte in Ideal Lilac

After stalking bloggers, you tubers and fellow customer and rep reviews it seems like the biggest hits from this release are Coral Fever, Ideal Lilac, Hot Plum and Electric Pink!  But honestly, I’ve tried them all and I like all of them.  I’m wearing Ideal Lilac in the pictures above over a Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Pink Cashmere (which is why it looks more pink than lilac).  These shades are really modern so you can’t go wrong so check them out here!  Be sure to follow me on FB and IG for more pics of each of these new shades!

12 new shades in the new matte formula!

12 new shades in the new matte formula!

Screw Birch Box Get Your mark. Beauty Bag!

There’s not denying it everyone loves samples.  Myself included.  I even love those perfume cards in the magazines.  Which is why things like Birch Box are SO awesome!  You know what would be even more awesome… if they weren’t sold out so I could actually get one, same goes for My Glam Bag.  I recently joined Julep’s Mavens and looking forward to that to arrive on my doorstep!  But honestly, these are GREAT ideas… why aren’t there more of these types of places where for on the cheap you can try some great product that you would normally never even think of, especially when there’s a team of professionals seeking it out all for you.  Genious!

So since I love the concept so much and I like to consider myself a mark. pro I decided to create the same thing for all you lovelies!  Introducing mark. Beauty Bags from me!  To get to know some awesome mark. products I’m offering a wide array of all that mark. has to offer… that includes beauty, skincare and fashion!  A mark. Beauty Bag will contain a dynamic combination of samples, deluxe samples and full size product along with coupons, looks and other tools to keep you RE-mark.-ABLE!  All for only $10.00!!!  Here’s and example:

mark. Beauty Bag Example

mark. Beauty Bag Example

Mine’s going to run a little differently than those other subscription services.  Instead of a subscription I’m going to offer it anytime.  You want 3, you can have 3, and they’ll all be different so you’ll get to try different product.  Not once a month, but whenever you gosh darn please!  All you have to do is register at my eBoutique <http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com>, fill out your contact information.  I will then email you to make sure all is correct, how many mark. Beauty Bags you want and send an invoice.  Once completed I’ll send your bag right out directly to you… pretty simple.  Pretty AWESOME!!!

where to register

Where To Register

Already registered?  Just send me a note <aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail.com> that you’d like a mark. Beauty Bag and I’ll get you hooked up!  The example above is a flawless face example in honor of the launch of our new, more diverse range of shades to better fit you in min-a-real, powder buff and matte-nifficent.  And with the sneak preview I posted on my facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/mark.alicia> of next month’s Instant Vacation Collection – the Hamptons, you bet my next bag is going to feature some instant vacation luxury!

If you haven’t tried mark. now’s your chance to meet mark.  If you’re already a fan this will be the perfect way to make your mark.  These are also available as gift options if you want to send one to a friend!  You know I’ll always give you the hook up!  Soo… REGISTER FOR YOUR mark. Beauty Bag, you won’t be disappointed, I promise!  ADDED BONUS!  REGISTER FOR YOU BEAUTY BAG BY SAT APRIL 7TH 2012 AND GET A FREE BONUS GIFT!!!!  (Bonus gift a $15 value! the bag already just paid for itself!) 

Register at:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com