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Modern Southern Belle: Linda

Meet Modern Southern Belle Linda!  Linda, a fellow Avon representative, is optimistic, fun and effervescent.  If you’ve caught any of her videos (live on FB or on her YouTube channel) you’ll easily agree.   Which is why she’s no stranger to Word of Alicia to dose in some fun.  (see here!)  She’s a true Southern Belle from Virginia, so her modern take is kinda straight from the horse’s mouth.


Guest Post:  Linda Montavon

Hello Spring

Avon Modern Southern Belle

Avon Modern Southern Belle

With the Avon Southern Belle collection there are so many options to mix and match!  Pair the Blue Strip Michelle Boatneck Top with the Cobalt Annabelle Cardigan and you have comfort, style and modern southern belle charm. The 100% cotton boatneck top has a flattering cut and is definitely on trend with stripes. The fine-knit, long-sleeve sweater with pearl-like button closure feels so soft and is this season’s must have layering piece. Both the striped top and cardigan are wardrobe essentials.

Happy In Spring Shades

Happy In Spring Shades

Maybe it is the beautiful, vibrant shades of blue, not sure, but wearing this outfit just makes me feel happy and wanting to smile. Hello spring. I’m ready for you!

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Note that some of the sizes in these are selling out quick, but don’t fear!  The Michelle boatneck top is sticking around, launching in more colors!  Every 4 campaigns Avon fashion will be releasing capsule collections like this one, with updates seasonal faves, trendy limited edition pieces and beautiful must-haves!  Shop now before its gone forever and get FREE shipping today with promo code TGIF.


Linda has a bigger look at the Avon Southern Belle collection on her YouTube channel (watch here).  Be sure to follow her and to learn more from Linda check out her book A View From The Top Vol 3.  I’ve already introduced you to Sealaura and will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

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A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A Clutch Worthy Holiday Mani

A good holiday mani is so clutch during the holiday season.  It doesn’t have to be a full on nail art situation, it can be as simple as a really good red.  Including today and Christmas day we only have 3 MORE MANI MONDAYS of the holiday season!  So let’s paint the nails red!

Red and Gold Holiday Mani

Red and Gold Holiday Mani

My perfect holiday red polish is the Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red.  My glimmering gold accent nail is Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Glimmer.  Both are finished with the Avon Gel Finish Top Coat.

Avon True Color Pro Nail Enamel in Royal Red and Gel Finish in Glimmer

Avon True Color Pro Nail Enamel in Royal Red and Gel Finish in Glimmer

Perfect Pairing With The Stylish Sparkle Bracelet

Perfect Pairing With The Stylish Sparkle Bracelet

Simple, easy and perfect for the holidays! What goes with the perfect simple holiday mani?  The perfect holiday clutch, the mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch to be exact!  This deep navy velvet clutch from mark features a super pretty ruffle design on the front and a diamond like opening so you can get in and out of it super easy.  Plus slots for cards, detachable strap and a super pretty top lock!

Pretty Details and Digits

Pretty Details and Digits

mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch

mark. Soft Touch Velvet Clutch

I really find this to be the perfect pairing for the holiday!  Usually a clutch can barely fit what you need to bring but this one fits it all and is super pretty.  (Peep a live view here) You can shop my mani, bracelet and clutch at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I also wanted to note that I got both these polishes in past A Boxes (see here).  If you are not taking advantage of these $10 deals then you are missing out!  Basically for the price of buying the polishes I got $90 worth of product!  The Party Ready A Box is our latest A Box now available at my eBoutique!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Here’s to the 5th of May!  Today may be the day that the Mexican army overcame the French in an unlikely battle, but it’s also a day to have a mini fiesta to honor it!  Plus, personally, my mom comes into town today, my good friend’s anniversary and Thursday Bites at work, so a day be celebrated!

What To Wear on Cinco De Mayo

What To Wear on Cinco De Mayo

Word On What To Wear:  Be a little festive and represent the Mexcian flag in red white and green anchored with black.  Or go bright and colorful like a fiesta!  I paired a chambray shirt over a white dress (both from Loft) with a bright fun necklace (mark.), red lips (Avon Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever) and some spring boots (Sheodazzle) since its a rainy day here.  Originally I was going to wear this Marimekko For Target dress… but…

Marimekko For Target

Marimekko For Target

Or I think a really on trend off the shoulder top and bold pants would be cute or even a dress, like these from Express.

Express Life

Express Life

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Or how perfect would this LC Lauren Conrad dress be for Cinco!

Women's LC Lauren Conrad Striped Cold-Shoulder Dress

Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Striped Cold-Shoulder Dress

Either way all of these would be cute for the 5th of May or any other day in May 🙂

 

Word On What To Do:  Go grab some tacos and a margarita!  Hit up happy hour at your local Mexican restaurant or make some for dinner tonight.  Street tacos are the absolute easiest and a crowd pleaser.  I guarantee you have at least half the ingredients you need to make taco’s tonight and pick up the rest on your way home.  Here’s a recipe idea if you need one.

Thursday Bites! (snapchat ach167)

Thursday Bites! (snapchat ach167)

Wholy Guacamole!  An additional perk to the day get FREE SHIPPING at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code CINCO

 

 

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Obiv I’ve personally been on a matte lipstick kick… as seen here and here.  The matte lip has been here for a hot minute and isn’t going anywhere so might as well join the party.  One of my FAVORITE formulas is the mark. Lipclick Matte.  It’s a little more luxurious than the Avon ones I’ve been swooning over, however it’s only available in 3 shades.  Pretty much your must have of shades, a red, a bright pink and this deep purple, Vixen.

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

We’ve had a change in weather here, grey dark rainy and in the low 60’s so a deep purple lipstick seems appropriate.  Plus it also looks really chic with spring pastels too!  Plus it’s the shade Lucy Hale has been wearing for like the last 6 months on all her press junkets.

Vixen in full sun

Vixen in full sun

Word On Vixen:  Get this shade.  The formula is moisturizing not drying.  The vampy shade isn’t so vampy it’s unwearable, it’s a good deep plum shade that will work with most skin tones.  The cap design is awesome with a magnetic closure, a click closure if you will!  And for only $11 it’s still cheaper than a lot of designer brands with designer brand quality.  You can shop Vixen at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND get FREE shipping!

Current Crush: Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection

 

Avon Senses Cherry Blossom

Current Crush:  Avon Senses Cherry Blossom

March, I’m so ready for you to be spring-tastic!  If you couldn’t tell from yesterday’s floral post, the blossoming blossoms have me currently crushing on all things spring, starting with the new Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection!

Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection

Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection

Avon recently re-released their bath and body line with a new name, Avon Senses, and a few new scents for the spring including Cherry Blossom.  As described;  “You’ll feel flirty and feminine with the alluring fragrance of blushing cherry blossoms accented by dewy apples and sweet red berries.”

Avon Senses Body Lotion in Cherry Blossom

Avon Senses Body Lotion in Cherry Blossom

Within the collection you have a body lotion, shower gel, hand cream and shimmering body spray and each them are priced amazingly especially for the quality of product.  The shower gel, besides being genius in design that it hangs in the shower, is on special right now for $1.99, I mean $1.99!!!  You can actually get the whole set for only $9.99 right now, so the price of one bottle of lotion at bath and body works you get the whole collection!

Avon Senses Hand Cream in Cherry Blossom

Avon Senses Hand Cream in Cherry Blossom

Avon Senses Sparkling Shimmer Mist in Cherry Blossom

Avon Senses Sparkling Shimmer Mist in Cherry Blossom

My favorite from the collection is this sparkling shimmer mist.  We’re not talking your early 2000’s glitter, were talking 2016 shimmer.  It’s very delicate and when it sprays on it’s just a tad, it doesn’t overwhelm.  Just look at that sparkle goodness!

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Shimmer and Shine With Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection

Shimmer and Shine With Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Collection

I really like this take on the classic cherry blossom scent, it’s fresh and floral and little tart.  The staying power is excellent, especially considering the price!  If it doesn’t make you feel like spring has sprung then I don’t know what will!  You can shop the collection and all Avon Senses scents at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and through tomorrow get free shipping on a $25 order with promo code MARCH25

Register To Win:  http://bit.ly/1VTgrJR

Register To Win: http://bit.ly/1VTgrJR

BONUS!  Register and win the collection! plus a bubble bath and candle!  Register here.

mark. and Avon Summer Sale – Week Of Special Offers!

Sale season is upon us!  In addition to some killer sale prices over at the eBoutique this week there’s a ton of extra promo’s and gifts!  Here’s a list of all the Avon and mark. promo codes going on and a few top sale picks.  Don’t say I didn’t ever give you anything…

 

Now – July 29th (midnight) $3 flat shipping 

$3 Shipping on ANY ORDER! Offer expires 7/29/15 at midnight - NO CODE NEEDED!

$3 Shipping on ANY ORDER! Offer expires 7/29/15 at midnight – NO CODE NEEDED!

 

Today ONLY  July 28th Free Brush Set and Travel Case – which by the way these are awesome brushes and the the case is not only functional but super cute.  This is a GREAT promo!

July 28 - One Day Only!  7 pc. Makeup Brushes and Case with any $65+ order. Use Code: BRUSHES

July 28 – One Day Only!
7 pc. Makeup Brushes and Case
with any $65+ order.
Use Code: BRUSHES

 

July 29th One Day ONLY Free Lipgloss and Lipstick 

July 29 - One Day Only! National Lipstick Day FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order. Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 29 – One Day Only!
National Lipstick Day
FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order.
Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 30-31st FREE SHIP 

July 30 - 31 Free shipping on any $25+ order. Use Code: FREESHIP25

July 30 – 31
Free shipping on any $25+ order.
Use Code: FREESHIP25

 

Word Of Alicia – Top Picks From The Summer Sale

mark. Easy Does It Romper

mark. Easy Does It Romper was $38  NOW $23.99

My favorite must have piece this sumer was this navy romper.  Loose cut, pockets, navy, gold detailing… LOVE IT.  Love it even more at the sale price.

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt NOW $17.99

This sweatshirt is now only $17.99!!!  This is a great year round piece with it’s goes with everything color and shape.  I’ve worn it with shorts, pants, skirts you name it.  I LOVED it for traveling, gave you a chic put together look but comfy as a sweatshirt and warded off the chill.

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

mark. Tool Around Ring Set NOW $13.99

I’m literally wearing this ring set as I type this!  Adds a little dazzle to anything you have on and super easy to wear being adjustable, and of course, super on trend!

Word Of Alicia Wishlist – what I’m lusting after

mark. A Cut Above Mini Bag NOW $21.99

mark. A Cut Above Mini Bag NOW $21.99

mark. Just Perfect Booties NOW $37.99

mark. Just Perfect Booties NOW $37.99

mark. So White Now Necklace NOW $19.99

mark. So White Now Necklace NOW $19.99

You can shop the summer sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger all this week to get access to these exclusive promo’s and killer sale prices!

Get The Look – Wine With Everything

You might remember I promised my makeup look from my wine look last week… (check it here)… well, as promised here’s the how to on a fall friendly makeup look with a wine lip!

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

For this look I followed the steps created by Jamie Greenberg mark. makeup artist and makeup artist to the stars (ahem did you see the look Jamie did for Kaley Cuoco at the Emmy’s!).  When mark. does a facechart like this it is super easy to recreate the looks.  You can see exactly which product to use and where.  To recreate this at home just download the facechart and if you need to, pick up the exact products used at my eBoutique.

Face Chart:  Wine With Everything

Face Chart: Wine With Everything

BONUS:  Check the video with Jamie Greenberg on how to achieve that perfect wine lip!  http://youtu.be/ET2ko_2RFCY

Obviously it looks better on the model, but this really is a great look for fall and an easy eye to wear with a bold lip.  PLUS ending today at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger all wine lip shades are HALF OFF!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE that’s on any order size, so shop the list below to get this look!

Get The Look:  Wine With Everything

Get The Look: Wine With Everything

Shopping List:

Got The Goods ($18)

Bronze Pro ($13)

That’s Brilliant ($14)

i-mark in Plum Velvet ($7) and Tobac ($7)

Brow Factor Gel ($6.50)

Lash All You Want Mascara in Wine ($11)

Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11)

Lipclick in Hot and Spicy ($11)

Full Service 5-Piece Pro Brush Kit ($28)

Shop the list at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE and get wine lip shades at 50% off!  Promos end at midnight so get on it!

My Wine With Everything Look

My Wine With Everything Look

 

Week O’Nautical – Instant Vacation Marrakesh

Happy Memorial Day!  The unofficial kickoff to summer and the unofficial kickoff to wearing white pants… who are we kidding I wear white year round but now I can do it without a second thought!

The long weekend is perfect for my favorite nautical combination, white and gold!  It’s also perfect for taking an instant vacation to Marrakesh with the mark. capsule collection!  I combined a few of my favorite pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh Collection with some crisp white basics to create a weekend friendly look!

Instant Vacation Marrakesh White and Gold Look

Instant Vacation Marrakesh White and Gold Look

The mark. Tank You Knit Top ($28) is the perfect soft gold knit with a shimmery silver accent.  It’s super soft and the loose knit looks super cute over a white cami and white jeans.  The tank is a the perfect canvas for the Mesh Together Necklace ($26) and Swing By earrings ($18)also from the mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh collection.

mark. Mesh Together Necklace and Swing By Earrings

mark. Mesh Together Necklace and Swing By Earrings

To complete the look I added the Wedge Right In Wedges ($34).  The have a fun print design on the wedges that play off an exotic design but comfy enough to wear to your backyard bbq.  Add the Stack and Style Rings ($18) and you’re all set!  Perfect look for whatever the weekend throws at you!

White and Gold Total Look with mark.

White and Gold Total Look with mark.

 

mark. Tank You Knit Tank Sparkling Details

mark. Tank You Knit Tank Sparkling Details

What did you do this long weekend?  Or more importantly, what did you wear!?!  Did you get some nautical inspiration from my previous posts?

You can shop the Tank You Knit Top, Mesh Together Necklace, Swing By Earrings, Stack and Style Rings and Wedge Right In Sandals all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND GET FREE SHIPPING TODAY!  (With promo code MDANY) Happy Memorial Day!

Rebecca Minkoff and mark.’s Love Child, The Delight Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag

What’s better than being part of Rebecca’s Spring 2012 fashion show? A limited-edition bag that only we have!  Ok, so maybe its not as good as being part of the fashion show, but at least will last longer than a few hrs.  That’s right, Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaborated and this Delight bag is their love child.  And how in love are you with the price, only $60… for a Rebecca Minkoff bag… love love love!

REBECCA MINKOFF’S SPRING 2012 SHOW!

Her handbags have reached cult status. Her runway show is now one of the most coveted invites of the season. Fashionistas are big fans. Celebrities claim her as a favorite designer. Luxury retailers love her. If anyone has made her mark, it’s Rebecca Minkoff. “‘I started sewing at 8 years old and was immediately hooked,” she says. “I’ve been designing ever since.”

Her first major handbag hit, the Morning After Bag, is still one of her most popular styles and it led to equally successful ready-to-wear and shoe lines.

What’s next for the unstoppable designer? A collaboration with mark., of course!

Exclusive Access!

Celebrity makeup artist and mark. beauty expert Mai Quynh worked her magic for Rebecca’s show. Get all the details on the look exclusively in Mag 3!  (look for upcoming posts on the Rebecca Minkoff mark. collaboration, including how to get the look done on the runway!)

The collection—”Desert Love”—was inspired by Rebecca’s recent trip to the Arizona desert as well as the brightly colored work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaboration

Rebecca Minkoff and mark. Spring Fashion Week 2012

Notice how chic a black studded bag looks against a white frock and bold lips!  Lady like with an edge.  The Delight Bag will achieve that same look.  The Delight bag will not be available to the public until February 24th, however I’m taking pre-sales!  So not only will you guarantee your own Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag, but you’ll get it a whole month early!  That’s right, all pre-sales will start shipping January 28th!  So I’m calling all Minkettes to get your Rebecca Minkoff fix with this RE-mark-ABLE bag for only $60!  To pre-order yours email aliciah.mentorassistant AT gmail DOT com or like my mark. facebook page { https://www.facebook.com/mark.alicia } and send a direct message of your interest.  I’ll respond back with full details to pre-order.  (pre-order price is $60.00 usd plus tax, shipping will be free within the continental United States)

How delighted are you with the Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag?  Stay tuned for more images, details and features from the Delight Bag and the Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaboration.

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag details:

mark. exclusive
 REBECCA MINKOFF DELIGHT BAG
• It’s not just studded and perfectly sized, it’s also super special because the cult-fave designer created it just for us!
• Features a buckled strap so it can be adjusted to hit at the hips
• Strap also can be tucked into bag so it can be used as a clutch!
• Features designer-signature key clip and business card pocket with Rebecca Minkoff ♥ mark. label embossed in faux leather
• Fully lined with faux leather trim
• 3 interior pockets: 1 zippered at back, 2 slip pockets at front, all trimmed in faux leather
• Faux leather body, silvertone hardware, faux leather and silvertone chain strap
• 11 3/8″ L x 8″ H x 1 7/8″ W (22″ L handle drop)