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Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Now

With Thanksgiving falling late this year a lot of retailers are releasing deals all this week. I’m sure there will be door busters that hyped up Black Friday but for the most part shopping now provides just as good of a deal. And let’s be real, its a short work week and I know a bunch of you are just killing time, screwing around on the internet, so might as well shop online, get some deals, free shipping and get a leg up on your shopping.

Promo Code:  AVONBLACK

Promo Code: AVONBLACK

Black Friday offers going on at the eBoutique with promo code AVONBLACK

Spend $20+ and get free shipping.
Spend $45+ and get an additional 20% off.
Spend $65+ and you’ll get our Life of the Party 7-Piece Gift Set (a $50 value) free!

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

FREE Gift Set with a $60 Order

Over at my online store all with the promo code AVONBLACK you can get 3 offers depending on order size.  The best value is spending a min of $60 and getting this free gift set.  This gift set could be a gift all in itself, or break it up use the hand creams as office gift, pair the beauty items together as a girlfriend gifts, or use these as your stocking stuffers, or keep it all for yourself while buying gifts for others!  If you need some ideas on what to order check my past posts during our 12 Days of Deals.  If you want more personal suggestions I’d love to help curate some gift ideas.  You can reach out to me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or on facebook.  You can always leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out to you there.

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25

12 Days of Deals - Day 3:  Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days of Deals – Day 3: Free Shipping on $25 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our 12 Days of Deals is back with our Day 3 offer – free shipping on a $25 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code HOLIDAY25

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Avon Beauty Items Under $25!

Word of Alicia:  Orders usually ship free at a $40 price point, so when the free ship at $25 comes around this is the best time to get makeup!  We’re so reasonably priced that you can get your basics for under $25 – like Love At First Lash Mascara ($12), Glimmersticks Eye/Lip/Brow Liners (3 for $10), foundation ($14-$25), my fave Nourishing Lipstick ($6.99)… however my order suggestion this time around to get the free ship at $25 is the Time To Shine Palette Collection.

Time To Shine Palette Collection

Time To Shine Palette Collection

At $25 this 3-piece gift set includes:

• Positive Vibes Only Eye Palette, 12 eye shades. .34 oz. total net wt.
• Reach for the Stars Eye Palette, 12 eye shades .34 oz. total net wt.
• The Future is Bright Face Palette, 2 blushes and 2 highlighters, .54 oz. total net wt.

Face Palette:  Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Face Palette: Blushes, Bronzer, Highlighter

Live your best life—and treat every day like a holiday!  Scan our library of limited-edition makeup palettes (with mirrors!) that slip seamlessly into a star-studded book sleeve. This set was inspired by the power of individuality and self-confidence. Use each palette and remind yourself every day: you’re strong, you’re beautiful and you can make a difference.

Eye Palette #1:  Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #1: Warm and Colorful

Eye Palette #2:  Cool and Neutral

Eye Palette #2: Cool and Neutral

This is SUCH a nice set for only $25.  As someone who shops a lot of brands, high to low, the quality on this one stands out just as nice as those high end brands.  As someone who shops holiday sets at places like Ulta, Sephora, Macy’s, etc… this holiday set gives you so much between the 24 eye shades and the 4 face shades.  PLUS the packaging is to die for!  It’s not *too* holiday making this a great set to use year round.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Time To Shine Palette Collection Only $25 * Cheers To You Shower Gels $7 ea.

Last year we had a similar version (see here) that Oprah actually mentioned as one of her top gifts to give and get.  This year it’s just as good of a gift and even better packaging and color options!

This would make a great gift for any beauty lover, anyone who shops as said stores, and anyone who loves *living their best life*.  You can shop the Time to Shine Palette Collection online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code HOLIDAY25 for free shipping.

 

Glow Baby Glow A Box and Current Avon Promo Codes

Glow Baby Glow A Box and Current Promo Codes

Glow Baby Glow A Box and Current Promo Codes

We’re brightening our look for all our summer travels! Bring your skin care on the glow with the A Box from C14 — Glow Baby Glow (product number 294-471). This A Box is packed with the perfect products for summer.  Plus, a $50+ purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger will earn you a free Avon True Color Illuminating Stick in Champagne — double bonus!

Expertly Curated A Box for Summer!

Expertly Curated A Box for Summer!

Glow on the Go:  Two try-it-size skin care serums and two full-size lip treats ($38 value)!

  • Anew Power Serum: .24 fl. oz.
  • Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum: .23 fl. oz.
  • Anew Vitamin C Antioxidant Lip Treatment: .13 oz. net wt.
  • Avon Crave Lip Gloss in Strawberry Glaze: .3 fl. oz.
2 Full Size and 2 Try It Size Products

2 Full Size and 2 Try It Size Products

Word on the Glow Baby Glow A Box

I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again Power Serum is one of my all time favorites!  It boosts what you use it with so apply the Vit C serum first let it dry down then try Power Serum over it before you finish with your day or night cream.  Personally what I like about this box is the Crave Lip Gloss in Strawberry Glaze, I didn’t have that one and its fruity smell did not disappoint.  You can tell its essentially a clear gloss so it will go with your Everyday Slay Makeup Look!  Plus you get the Vit C lip treatment, and some travel size skincare for summer travel… this box is SO worth its $10.  And its a great way to try the new formula on the Vit C serum.

Wearing Avon Lip Crave in Strawberry Glaze

Wearing Avon Lip Crave in Strawberry Glaze

Avon Promo Codes for Campaign 14 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

WELCOME10 – 10% off your first order over $40 or more (one time use)

TAKE1O – 10% Off (one time use)

Starting June 1st -June 30th – FREE Avon True Color Illuminating Stick in Champagne when they spend $50+ on your online store.  Automatically added to your cart with a qualifying $50 and get free shipping too!

DALLAS – FREE Ship on $25 (unknown end date)

ATLANTA – FREE Ship on $25 (unknown end date)

$10 with a $40 Purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

$10 with a $40 Purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Makeup Look To Master: Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master:  Your Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master: Your Everyday Slay

The everyday makeup look is the hardest to perfect in my opinion, which is probably why mine is ever changing.  Not only do you need to find the best flattering shades, you also need to find the best formulas for your skin type and that work with your lifestyle… not to mention techniques and trends!  No one wants to look like they’re doing the same look they did when they first started wearing and experimenting with makeup.

First, determine what your everyday looks like.  What features you want to highlight, what products you like to use. Like for me, I like the look of a heavier eye and I don’t really like to wear foundation, so my look is going to be a more complicated eye look and a simpler face look.  For my lifestyle I need a look that works for my 9-5 that’s business casual, along with some after work and weekend casual actives.  Additionally, most of the year its super hot so I need something that doesn’t melt/sweat off and can handle my large pores.

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

Now that I’ve determined what my needs are, its time to slay!  I kid, I kid… I don’t slay I just like that it kinda rhymes… Anywho, I start with skincare straight out of the shower, a serum, eye cream and moisturizer.  Right now I’m using the Avon Anew Dual Elixir, the Anew Hydra Fusion Eye Serum and the Anew Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25.

To battle my large pores and help battle the hot temps my face makeup starts with a primer, Ulta Poreless Face Primer.  Even though I said I don’t like foundation I’ve been wearing the Avon Magix Tinted Moisturizer in Light Medium.  It doesn’t feel like a foundation, or look like one, just blurs my imperfections and evens my skin tone all while looking natural.  Next, I follow up  with concealer under my eyes, on lids and on nose.  I use a fluffy brush and apply bronzer on the top of cheeks and forehead followed by blush on the apples of my cheeks.  Right now I’m using up my mark. Hooked Up Bronzer and been loving the Avon Blush Palette  from the spring.

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

For eyes, I stick to neutral pinks and taupes that are cool toned for my everyday.  Lately my go-to is a taupe shade in the transition area (from this holiday palette) and the Avon Glimmershadows in Rose Gold all over my lid and underneath.  From that same holiday palette I use a shimmery white to highlight my inner corners and brow bone.  I top it off with a winged eye using the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in Black and Love and First Lash Mascara.  On my lips my everyday is some sort of balm or nourishing lipstick or oil, here I’m wearing some Burts Bee’s Lip Balm.

Just some side eye and RBF

Just some side eye and RBF

This is typically my everyday, all I do is tweak this look.  I tweak the eyeshadow colors and the lips most often.  Same eyeliner, same mascara, same blush/bronzer duo.  If I’m feeling really extra I’ll add a contour or highlight or maybe do my brows but for the most part this is it and easily re-createable even if you aren’t a liquid winged eyeliner fan, just swap in your fav black eyeliner (Glimmersticks are really easy to use!)

You can shop most of my go-to products that I used for this look at my eBoutique and today, June 6th, you can get FREE SHIPPING with a $25 order!  Perfect time to pick up some new makeup that are at lower price points.  I’d also suggest getting some Bug Guard as its on sale right now too!

This was a lot of words of/from alicia and very few and very similar pictures so if you read this entire post, kudos to you!

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!

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!