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Lip Of The Week: mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

Lip Of The Week:  mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

Lip Of The Week: mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

If November was a lip shade name, Cozy would be it!  (Or Thankful)  But Cozy is my lip of the week, so cozy it is!  These liquid lipsticks from mark. are a fabulous formula (see review here) so I decided to pick up another shade, Cozy.  This light pink shade is a really easy neutral shade.  I see this looking killer with a warm smokey eye for Thanksgiving!

Wearing mark. Lip Paint in Cozy

Wearing mark. Lip Paint in Cozy

I’ve been wearing this mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy all week… minus Halloween where my lip of the day was Vamp for obvious reasons.  I really enjoy these vinyl shades, I love how saturated they are.  Extremely long wearing and comfortable.  Cozy, the light pink shade, is no exception.

Swatch in Shade

Swatch in Shade

Swatch in Full Sun

Swatch in Full Sun

You can shop these mark. Lip Paints in all 8 shades at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the A Box only $10 with a $40 purchase!

The A Box: Joy Of Red

The A Box: Joy Of Red

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Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

Get The Look:  Lucy Hale's Mag 5 Cover Look!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Mag 5 Cover Look!

I have the hookup on Lucy Hale’s beauty brave cover look! Lucy, mark.’s brand ambassador, is looking stunning on the current mag cover, launching the new color collection revamp from mark. (see my review here)  So stunning I needed to recreate and share the details!

Lucy is not only excited to show us the new color collection from mark., but you can get a good look at her cover look.  Her look flips the script on a smoky eye with dramatic sweeps of wine shadow and a lavender highlight on the brow bones.  Use a mix of liners and finish with a nude lip!

Get The Look: Lucy Hale's Cover Look

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

I personally love this look!  Cheeks are sculpted, eyes are dramatic and lips are easy.  For Lucy’s look they used mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Smoke and Mirrors, Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blue in in Mauve Forward, Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Daybreak and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All.  (shop them all here)

See How To Get The Look:

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Using only a few products that easily fit in your makeup bag, you can get this dramatic makeup look.  Be beauty brave and re-create this look and make it your own.  I went lighter on the eye for a little less smoky look.  Lucy and I have totally different coloring but it works both ways!

On Eyes:  mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Eyes: mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Lips:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

On Lips: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

Be beauty brave and try something new, be it a smokey eye or a new nude lip shade!  You can shop the new mark. color collection here!

Makeup Monday: New Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

I don’t always do makeup Monday’s but when I do you know its something obsession worthy.  Lately, my summer makeup obsession are the new summer shades in classic formulas from mark.  They are super easy to use for a neutral makeup look that’s also summer friendly (aka heat proof).

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. came out with a few new shades in our old favorites for the summer.  2 new shades of their All Time Eye Hookup Longwear Shadow in Pennylane and Quicksand and 2 new shades of their Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Hush and Sassy.  I have yet to try All Time Eye so I thought nows the time to pick up one of these new shades.  I went with Quicksand, a neutral beige color knowing I could use it alone or as a base for a more dramatic look.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

Word On All Time Eye in Quicksand:  It’s really easy to apply.  The design is a wand like you would see for like concealer.  I apply it all over my lid and underneath and then using my pinkie I blend into the skin by lightly patting so there’s no hard lines.  I recommend applying one eye at a time.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

Word on Gloss Gorgeous in Hush:  I kinda forgot how much I like the Gloss Gorgeous formulas.  I’ve gotten away from wearing gloss and really just wear balms or lipsticks, but Gloss Gorgeous is a thick gloss that’s not too sticky, that as it wears leaves a nice lip stain behind.  So you can apply this before you leave and have a good look all day long!  Hush is a really neutral light pink that wears almost sheer depending on your coloring.  It’s just the lightest pink tint which I really like for summer.

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

Both of these new shades I picked up work really well for a neutral summer makeup look and are super long lasting.  Especially work well for when you don’t really want to look like your wearing makeup (say at the beach/pool or playing in your summer softball league, etc.)  These shades would also be really good for a makeup beginner.  Additionally, they are super quick and easy to apply so when your too hot to do much of anything, reach for these.

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

For the my summer neutral makeup look I’ve paired these two with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Gel Liner, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara.  Easily the quickest and simplest makeup look for summer that is definitely heat proof!

July's Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

July’s Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

I wore this look my entire holiday weekend from a beer and brat fest to the beach to a wine and cheese party to more beach to fireworks and s’mores and beyond!  When packing a weekender these wonders not only took up a small space in my makeup bag but also did the job when you want to look good!  You can shop the makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Check the shop page for the latest promo codes!

PS:  That duster I’m wearing… it’s actually the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress worn open!  Stay tuned for more on this awesome summer piece!

Copy Cat Look: Lucy Hale Buenos Aires Vibe Cover Look

Lucy Hale's mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Cover Look

Lucy Hale’s mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Cover Look

With the Pretty Little Liars premier tonight I thought it was only fitting to recreate Lucy Hale’s cover look for the mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe collection.  Lucy looked so vacation perfect I just had to copy cat her look!

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe cover

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe cover

I know you already saw this dress here, and I promised you a look with the turquoise side (check back tomorrow!) but this mark. New Angled Slip Dress is so perfect for summer in my favorite blue color! This mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires capsule collection has your summer must-haves nailed!  To achieve the Lucy Hale Look I had to add on the mark. From The Top Fedora, sit on a retaining wall, and bask in warm sun surrounded by color!

Vacation Ready Look with mark.

Vacation Ready Look with mark.

mark. From The Top Fedora (with floral band)

mark. From The Top Fedora (with floral band)

mark. New Angled Slip Dress (reversible, blue side)

mark. New Angled Slip Dress (reversible, blue side)

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Capsule Collection

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Capsule Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Color Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Color Collection

Lucy Hale is wearing the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe color collection for her makeup look.  The sultry and colorful collection are the perfect addition for summer.  I love the purple tones replacing where you’d typically go black (liner, smokey eye, etc).  Summer is the perfect time to embrace color, functional and packable fashion and a good straw hat.  I’m totally vibing on the mark. Buenos Aires capsule collection, it’s here for a limited time so catch the vibe at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.

Ready For Vacation With A Lucy Hale Inspired Look

Ready For Vacation With A Lucy Hale Inspired Look

 

 

 

Christmas Makeup – Emerald Eyes

Under a week until Christmas and the excitement is building!  I CAN’T WAIT for that warm and fuzzy feeling that only Christmas Eve magic can achieve!  I still have shopping to do and gifts to wrap but one thing for sure is I have plenty of inspiration for my Christmas look.  I have ideas on what to wear (here, here, here, and here!.. whew!), what to do with my nails (here and here) and now a makeup look perfect for Christmas through New Years!

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Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip

Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip with mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet

Inspired by Chloe Morello’s look I recreated an emerald eye with a melon lip, perfect for this holiday season!  I’m completely different tone than Chloe, plus I like a winged liner and don’t want to spend $30 on a single eyeshadow (that I can’t even find by the way, I looked).  Instead, I rather spend $16 on a whole pallet to recreate the look using mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet.  Here’s my take on recreating an emerald eye for the holidays.

Eyes:  With a smokey dark eye, its best to do the eyes first, before the rest of the face for easy cleanup of any fall out.  Start with a primer, Avon Eyeshadow Primer.  Then using the included sponge applicator use shade 1 from the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet (top left) all over your lid.  Use an eyeshadow brush and blend in shade 2 (top middle).  Use a stiff brush (I used the mark eyeliner brush) in shade 3 (top right) and accent the outer v in the darkest green shade.  Use a soft blending brush to blend in the socket and right outside of it so there are no harsh lines (I used Avon’s Pro Crease Brush).  This next step is optional, but dab on a little gold eyeshadow concentrating in the middle of the eye ( I used mark. Eye Dream Of Glam pallet for this).  Like I said, I like a winged eyeliner so I used that same eyeliner brush that I used in my outer v for my eyeliner by wetting the brush and dipping it in shade 3 (top right) and shade 9 (bottom right) in that same mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet to line my eyes and wing it out.  Under my eyes I used a little bit of shade 2 smoked out around my bottom lashes.  For the last finishing tough I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with shade 7 (bottom left, white).

Face:  Avon Ideal Flawless Liquid Foundation ($12) with a little conturing using Avon Glow Bronzing Powder and mark. Just Blushing in Cameo.  For a highlighter, mark. Touch and Glow just on the high points of my cheeks.

Lips:  A more matte or creamy natural lip with melon tones looks really good with this eye.  Plus if you’re wearing black it really makes the whole look pop!  Use Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon.

All it takes is a little inspiration for the perfect look to come together.  I love love love the look Chloe created but my take works for me.  Are you inspired to re-create this look?  $16 for a whole pallet to re-create this look and more!  You can get the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet and all the mark. and Avon products I used here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and don’t forget about that FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING promo code 2DAYSHIP going on now!  Get the products you need to finish out your holiday beauty look!

Holiday Styling Tips: Traditional Holiday Colors, Red and Green

Holiday Styling Tip:  Traditional Holiday Colors

Holiday Styling Tip: Traditional Holiday Colors

The holiday season is officially upon us!  Which basically means from now util New Years I’m themeing out my days with a little holiday cheer, mainly by wearing holiday colors!  Nothing signals the holidays more than traditional red and green.  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to wear the traditional red and green this holiday without looking like that crazy lady!

1.  Go one color all over!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

Pick one color, red or green, and go bold!  Wear the all over shade as your base.  Even though typically this time of year I’m usually in red, but a dark green shirtdress is just as festive.  The mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40) is the perfect pick!

Going For All Over Green!

Going For All Over Green!

 

2.  Stick to a classic shape.

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Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outifts

Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outfits

When going all over in one color sticking to classic shapes keeps the look chic.  This also makes it more appropriate for daytime wear.  The shirtdress styling in the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress is a cut that’s not only flattering on any shape, it’s also fitting for every occasion.  You might remember it as my pick for a transitional fall, you can see just how versatile this dress is!  Just unroll the tab sleeves and you have a winter look!  You could also add some tights and boots for colder weather too.

 

3.  Accent in red (or green). 

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Because I’m going all-over green I’m accenting in red.  The small pops of red tie in the traditional red and green colors without going overboard.  Jewelry and shoes are the easiest and most logical but also think about places like your belt!  A red belt would of been awesome for my look, but I don’t have one. 😦  Next best thing, add a broach to the green belt that came with the dress!  The Avon 2014 Scarlet Collection Pin ($14.99) is the perfect little blingy broach for the task… and you might remember it from its staring role I’m my wedding!  I brought in our last styling tip with a little red plaid in my Shoedazzle pumps!

Red Accents Against All Over Green

Red Accents Against All Over Green

 

4.  Accent in red and green with your beauty look too!

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Beauty is often forgotten as a part of your total look.  Try a green eyeliner like mark. No Place To Run in Grassroots ($9).  Pair it with a shimmery gold shadow from the Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet ($40 last seen here and here) and a red matte lip, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby ($5.99).  Don’t forget your nails!  Add red or green to your tips like mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal ($9).

 

5.  Go For Gold.

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Gold accents against red and green look a little more glam than silver.  The warm tones compliment and step up your holiday look.  From my gold sequin clutch to the gold studs on my red plaid pumps, to the gold base in my jewelry, a little gold goes a long way!

Go For Gold!

Go For Gold!

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Think outside the box with nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors of green and red

Jill's Holiday Traditional Colors Look

Jill’s Holiday Traditional Colors Look

“Think of nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors in lime green and bright red. Balance out the bright colored top and scarf with a neutral black bottom. Add additional visual interest by wearing a black pant like the Night Gaze Jacquard Pant by mark in damask, jacquard fabric. These pants are perfect for the Holiday Season and beyond!” Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

What red and green pieces do you like to wear during the holiday season?  Be sure to head over to My Sweet Obsession’s to see Jill’s full look and more styling tips!

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Thanksgiving Day Makeup – Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip

mark. Gimmie A Look Brush Kit - the ultimate tool set!

mark. Gimmie A Look Brush Kit – the ultimate tool set!

As you’re planning your menu, guests and shopping list for Thanksgiving… or Friendsgivng… you should also be thinking about your look!  “OH how vain!”  But nobody wants too look like they’ve been slaving over a hot stove all day even though they have been.  Aaaaaand it’s a reason to put a little more sparkle in your step!  Let’s start with your makeup look!

Thanksgiving Day Makeup - Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lips

Thanksgiving Day Makeup – Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lips

NUDE LIP:  mark. All Butter Now in Bare All ($11)
Since you’ll be shoveling, errrr gracefully placing delicious food in your mouth all day going with a simple lip and a bolder eye is a good idea.  A nude lip doesn’t need to be reapplied all day long to keep the integrity of the look, just at the start and after you eat!   mark. All Butter Now is like a balm but with full color, it’s the perfect choice!

Subtle Smokey Eye with mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet

Subtle Smokey Eye with mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet

SUBTLE SMOKEY EYE:  mark. Eye Dream Of Glam Eyeshadow Pallet ($40) with Gimmie A Look Brush Kit ($28).

Since your lips are neutral go bold on the eye, but not like “I’m going out!” bold, just daytime bold!  The mark. Eye Dream Of Glam pallet is the perfect glimmering shades that aren’t too shocking.  Go with shade 2 (top row, 2nd pan) as your base color all over the lid.  Dab shade 12 (third row, 4th pan) with an eyeshadow brush to the center of your lid and out.  Use the same eyeshadow brush to use shade 15 (row 4, 3rd pan) to accent your outer corner in a v shape and into the crease.  Since these are marbleized shades they aren’t too heavy and blend perfectly!

Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip Look for Fall

Subtle Smokey Eye and Nude Lip Look for Fall

Use a little bronzer to define your cheeks and as your blush and you’ve got a look that’s perfect for fall!  This look can easily work for the day, and keep you look great all day long with the killer formula in the Eye Dream of Glam pallet.  And it looks great with the perfect fall sweater, mark. Chain of Command Cardi ($50) (as seen here)!

mark. Eye Dream of Glam and Gimme A Look Brush Kit

mark. Eye Dream of Glam and Gimme A Look Brush Kit

You can shop the mark. Eye Dream of Glam Pallet, Gimme A Look Brush Kit and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All at my eboutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger PLUS get a free holiday bundle with a $50 order!

 

What To Wear: Easter

One of my fondest memories is Mom taking us to get Easter outfits, which for me usually meant a new dress, purse and hat!  Even as a wee child I loved big Easter hats!  I may not get to spend the holiday with my Mom this year but I still uphold her tradition of wearing a special outfit for Easter.  And dying eggs… and eating Easter ham… and EASTER CANDY!  I have a few good options to wear this year, and I need your help deciding!  Comment on which look you think I should wear…

Option 1:  Black, White and Bold All Over!

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

See more on this look!

 

Option 2:  Royally Pretty

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

See more on this look!

 

Option 3:  Minty Fresh

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

See more on this look!

 

Option 4:  Blush and Butterflies

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

See more on this look!

 

Which outfit would you like to see restyled for Ester Sunday?  Each have a different spring trend perfect for the ultimate spring holiday!  In the spirit of Easter I’d soften up the looks and do a fresh makeup look and mani to match!  Comment below  and shop all 4 of these looks at my boutique!

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FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Sporty Chic with Skylar Diggins

Sklyar Diggs wearing the mark. Major Hit Dress

Sklyar Diggs wearing the mark. Major Hit Dress

With the 10 year anniversary of mark., they celebrated with introducing us to the “10 to watch” list featuring 10 up and comers to grace the cover of the magalogs!  They’ve all been super stunning, but a few of my favorite looks came from the last few magalogs featuring Rosci Diaz, Jamie Chung (see how to recreate her look here) and now Skylar Diggins.  Sklyar, a pro basketball player has pretty much embodied the sporty chic look.

Sporty Chic with mark.

Sporty Chic with mark.

You can recreate her sporty chic cover look with the mark. Major Hit Dress ($48), Bold Move Booties ($50) and Wave Me On bracelet ($26).  (Also featured in the picture above is the Glam Pack Backback – $38).  SNEAK PEEK ALERT — be sure to check back on Wed for Wear and Share Wednesday featuring this Major Hit Dress!

Skylar Diggins for mark.

Skylar Diggins for mark.

Not only am I loving her cover look with my new favorite dress, the mark. Major Hit Dress ($48) but I’m loving her smokey eye makeup and creamy lip look!  mark. redesigned and updated the cult favorite eyeliner No Place To Run ($10), which was used to create this look along with the newest lip product, the All Butter Now Lip Treat ($11).

Get The Look:  Skylar Diggins

Get The Look: Skylar Diggins

To Get Skylar’s Look:

Eyes:  On The Dot Smokey (shade 9), No Place To Run Eyeliner in Foxy Brown and Solar Power and Scanda-lash in Blackest Black.

Cheeks:  Glowdacious in shaded Amped Up.

Lips:  All Butter Now in Shade Bare All.

Finish off with the mark. Slide Show Necklace ($28)

All Butter Now Swatch In Bare All

All Butter Now Swatch In Bare All

No Place To Run Swatch in Navy Seal and Grassroots

No Place To Run Swatch in Navy Seal and Grassroots

BONUS!!!  With the redesign of the No Place To Run Eyeliners, try two shades and get a FREE SCANDA-LASH MASCARA!  You’re going to need mascara and a good pencil eyeliner… let’s be honest… so just get it when there’s a killer promo like this one at my eBoutique.  All you do is add the two No Place To Run shades into your cart and the mascara will automatically add.  (EXTRA BONUS:  Spend $50 and use promo code THANKYOU20 and get 20% off too!!!!)

A little review:  I had these swatches on my hand until the next day when I was forced to buff them off.  They help up through multiple hand washings all day long!  The color pay off is great and they sharpen WAY BETTER than the old version.  The All Butter Now Lip Butters honestly do wear like a balm but with the color payoff of a lipstick!  I love the feel of them… and the smell too!  Bare All matches my natural lip color perfectly!

 

Totally "Digging" Skylar Diggins Looks!

Totally “Digging” Skylar Diggins Looks!

If you’re totally “digging” Skylar Diggins sporty chic looks this month shop the products used and get her outfit and accessories at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  A little eyeliner, some sleek jewelry and a great body con dress with expert details are all you need to nail the look!

 

Nailed It: Super Easy Nail Art With mark. Nail This Look Nail Color and Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

Mani Monday on a Tuesday, so what.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m never on time for anything.  But what they also know is I LOVE my nails.  And because I’m always late means I better know how to create some killer nail art in a super quick way!  Luckily for you I do, and its using this complete kit from mark., the Nail This Look Nail Color and Ring Set ($28).  Create a fun angled look for spring with little to no skills needed.

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

 

The How To:

Step 1:  Start with a base coat or on plain nails add 2 thin coats of Sunsation (yellow) with letting the first coat dry for at least 2 min before applying the 2nd.  Don’t worry about the mess we’ll fix that later.

mark. Sunsation from Nail This Look

mark. Sunsation from Nail This Look

 

Step Two:  Take Seafoam and paint an angled section starting about halfway down your nail upward toward the tip.  Because Seafoam is a bit more opaque in coloring you can do it in one coat.  You can get the idea with the video below:

Paint on an angled block with Seafoam

Pain on an angled block with Seafoam

 

Finish It Up:  Just clean up the sides and if you wish add a top coat.  Call it a day and have a super cute and super simple nail art look with just this one kit, just slip on the ring and you’re good to go!    I admit my work up close and personal is not perfect, but at the normal distance your hand are at, no one will notice the imperfections just the super springy fun nail art you did!

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Ring Set

BONUS!!!  Say you want to go the extra mile do you!?  Then add a silver line of polish between the mint and yellow.  I used the mark. Nailed It in Tinsel (silver) from the holiday release.  Those mini brushes are perfect for doing such a thing.  Draw a thin stripe and you just upped your nail art game!

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

Final Look (with mark. All In Good Time Watch)

 

NOTES:  Not sure if you knew this but painting your nails in full on sun is never a good idea.  It makes the polish bubble and thicken up not allowing for the best application.  However I don’t care and still take any excuse to sit in the sun, which is why mine aren’t the best they could be.  Nothing a little topcoat can’t smooth out for the most part.  Either way I’ve been wearing these mint and yellow shades for the last month and I could not be more pleased with the mark. Nail This Look Set ($28).  They wear well and are the perfect fun shades to perk up your spring!  You can get the set at my eBoutique for $28.

This look was inspired by the mark. girl official tutorial using this pink from the other Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set.  Which is just another look you can create with the Sunsation and Seafoam set!  Try it out and let me know how it goes!