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Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

 

Things Oprah and I have in common;  Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Things Oprah and I have in common; Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection

Makeup Monday is brought to you by the Oprah effect. And by Oprah I mean Gayle and O Magazine who did a Facebook live (see here) on some top O beauty picks and some holiday hair and makeup ideas.  This is not the first time team Oprah has put things on her must have list that were already on Alicia’s must have list.  2017 she featured the Avon Mini Lipstick Set (Lots of Lips) which created them to sell out super quick.  Note:  These came back in 2018 in a cute vintage tin…that have already sold out.  In 2008 during the Brooks Brothers Moonlighting gig era, Oprah said the BB Non-Iron White shirt was the must-have white shirt (and it is see here).  But it also created a frenzy of SAHM’s coming in to ransack the store for said white shirts… and then they sold out until we could get new stock in.  So its no surprise that the Oprah pick of 2018 is the Iconic Avon Beauty Classics Collection… which is also my current fav holiday beauty palette… and is prob about to sell out quick!

A Book of Beauty - adorable package design!

A Book of Beauty – adorable package design!

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

3 Individual Books in 1 Sleeve

Introducing a limited-edition iconic collection of holiday gifts inspired by Avon’s rich heritage. Add to your library with three volumes of makeup palettes dressed in an iconic Avon sleeve, all with cosmetic mirrors:
3-piece boxed gift set includes:
• Eyes of Golden Wonder Shadow Palette Vol. I, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• She Dreams of Silver Shadow Palette Vol. II, 12 eyeshadows, .36 oz. total net wt.
• In the Blush of Dawn Cheek Palette Vol. III, 4 blushes, .34 oz. total net wt.
• Comes in a festive gift box. Paperboard. Sleeve: 3.75” W x 5.5” H x 2” D.

Book 1:  Warm Tones

Book 1: Warm Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 2: Cool Tones

Book 3:  Blushes

Book 3: Blushes

Alicia’s Must Have List DEFINITELY includes this holiday palette.  I kinda hoarded it when I first got it and did’t use it right away.  Then I did… now I can’t stop.  It’s BEAUTIFUL.  The shade selections are wonderful, the package design is vintage and adorable and looks killer sitting on your vanity.  Plus, the color payoff is so nice, and lasts SO WELL.  Gayle might have wanted to “borrow with permission” but for $24.99 even us without Oprah as our bff can still get this goodie.

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Iconic Beauty Collection Available Now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you missed out on the Avon Ooo La La, Fa La La Palette then this is an EVEN BETTER alternative!  PLUS you can get it with FREE SHIPPING today for Green Monday at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  

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Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried and True A Box

Tried-and-true classics truly never go out of style. Take it back to the basics with the C26 A Box, A Few of Our Favorite Things (product number 061-330). It has three staple makeup picks and our stunning Haiku fragrance (a personal favorite). At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will give you everything you need to put your best self forward this season.

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Cute on the outside, Classics on the inside!

Classics Are a Lady’s Best Friend:  Three full-size makeup essentials and a travel-size fragrance—a $35 value!

Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in black: .237 oz.
Avon True Color Lipstick in Cherry Jubilee: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
A-Box Exclusive Haiku Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

What you get in your Tried and True A Box

$10 with a $40 purchase which means you’ll be eligible for our 12 Days of Deals FREE Gift too!  (see details here).  I’m telling you, grab these A boxes as the perfect add on gift, girl friend gift, secret santa gift or just for you to get holiday ready!  Especially with this one, you can get a pretty red lip and defined eyes all while smelling super clean for your next holiday outing.  I’m also pointing out you can wrap these like Christmas Trees so win win!  This one really is my top pick from the A Boxes this season for a good one to gift or get.  Shop the 12 Days of Deals and the Tried and True A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

The BEST A Box to gift or get this holiday season!

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Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box!  (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Holiday ready with the lipstick, eyeliner and mascara from the A Box! (Jewelry Felita collection available now!)

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

Perfectly Packaged for Christmas

Better Than Bare A Box

Better Than Bare A Box

Bare it all with our Better Than Bare A Box (product number 101809), new for Campaign 9. For just $10 with any $40 purchase, you will get four faves that will add a glow to the skin and glimmer to the eyes.

Best Basics in Better Than Bare A Box

Better than Bare – Check out the C9 A Box products that will enhance your natural radiance.

1. Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Muse: .21 oz.

Get this FULL SIZE eye pallet in your A Box

2. Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black: .21 oz.
3. Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
4. Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.

The Better than Bare A Box is one of the better options I’ve seen lately.  It includes a FULL SIZE eye pallet which is a personal favorite from Avon.  It has all the everyday colors for your everyday looks, can be bare and simple or build it up for something more dramatic.  I’m wearing the full A Box look here for my easy every day look.

Wearing the 8-in-1 Eye Pallet, Glimmerstick and mascara all from the A Box!

You can get this A box for only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and with all the Seaside Gardens stuff (see here) Mother’s Day options to gift or get reaching $40 isn’t hard at all!  I HIGHLY reccomend getting this A Box with your order.  Plus the packaging is SUPER cute with the lipstick design that definitly matches the whole travel set in the Mother’s Day line.  This offer is live through Tuesday April 17th, then it will become a back order item.  (message me for details).

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

12 Days Of Gifts… FREE GIFTS!

12 Days of Deals

12 Days of Deals

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a free Skin So Soft with an order or $45 plus…  Thats right 12 days of deals are back at my eBoutique starting with this lovely offer for a FREE Skin So Soft!  Check back everyday to see the offer but here’s a list of what’s coming up:

Day 1 – Free Skin So Soft Bath Oil

Day 2 – Free Anew Vitamin C Serum

Day 3 – Free Lips Duo. Code

Day 4 – Extra 20% off site-wide

Day 5 – Free Skin Care Travel Duo

Day 6 – Free Candle

Day 7 – Free Eyes Duo

Day 8 – Free Fragrance Set

Day 9 – Free Lotion Set

Day 10 – Free Beauty Set

Day 11 – Free Shipping on Orders $20+

Day 12 – Free Choice of Skin Care Set

Don’t Miss a Day!
Be sure to visit each day starting December 1 to discover the day’s unique code you need to unlock each fabulous deal at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the Magic of Pearls A Box (see more) for only $10 with your $40 purchase.  So build an order totaling $40, add on this A Box for $10 use promo code BODYOIL and get FREE shipping and the FREE SSS!  win win!

The Magic Of Pearls A Box

The Magic Of Pearls A Box

 

 

 

 

Last Day To Get Cyber Monday Deals At Avon/mark.

Last Day For Cyber Monday Deals

Last Day For Cyber Monday Deals

Today is the last day of the Cyber Monday deal at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You have until midnight to take advantage of these extra savings!

Shop amazing offers online — use offer code CYBERMON!

  • Free shipping on orders of $20 or more
  • Free shipping and 20% discount on orders of $45 or more
  • And spend $65 or more get 25% discount, free shipping, and a FREE A BOX!
    • Choose from the following A Boxes:
    • C18 Divine Wine Collection (offer code: DIVINE)
    • C19 Pro Picks Collection (offer code: PRO)
    • C20: The Best of Beauty Collection (offer code: BEST)

A few things I loving to gift or get:

The Magic of Pearls A Box

The Magic of Pearls A Box

The Magic of Pearls A Box

Just launched!  Our latest, The Magic of Pearls A Box lis available starting today with 5 pearlescent products that will make you and your customers shine. This shimmery A Box is valued at $46 and only $10 with any $40 purchase—there’s creamy skin care and makeup, an elegant scent, plus an exclusive compact.

All this for only $10!

All this for only $10!

Pearl Power
Luxurious products hand-picked for you and your customers.

  1. Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream Mini: .5 oz
  2. New! Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .5 oz
  3. A Box Exclusive Compact with Faux Mother-of-Pearl Accent: Mirrors with 1x and 3x magnification
  4. Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Crème Brulee: .4 oz
  5. Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Champaign: .10 oz

4 Pearlescent Beauty Products and a Limited Edition Compact!

4 Pearlescent Beauty Products and a Limited Edition Compact!

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers. It’s an A-mazing value for only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Get that holiday shopping done, and score this for only $10!  Or wrap it up like a Christmas tree and gift it.  The A Box is the perfect add on gift, a girlfriends gift, a teacher gift or a gift for yourself!  OR if you are gifting someone some actual pearl jewelry how adorable would this be to go along with it!?  PLUS you can combine it with our Black Friday offer (going on now through Saturday!)

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use Promo Code AVONBLACK at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

  • Free shipping on orders $20 or more
  • Free shipping AND 20% off of orders $45 or more
  • And orders of $65+ get free shipping, 20% off, plus a free 7-piece holiday on-the-go-set!

 

12 Days of Deals – Cranberry and Cinnamon Senses 4 Piece Gift

On the 6th day of Christmas Word of Alicia gave to me, a 4 pieces senses gift for FREE!

Today’s deal is a FREE 4-piece set including the Avon Senses lotion and body wash in Cranberry and Cinnamon, along with a body puff and a triple wick candle in cranberry too!  I personally think think this is the perfect combo for a gift exchange gift.  Something festive, but general enough to be liked by the many.   If you have a white elephant, a secret santa or just need something small this combo is great!  To get the gift for FREE you need to spend $45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger so why not pick something festive to wear to your gift exchange!  Linda and I created 2 looks you can wear to your holiday gift exchange, see them here!

Avon Senses The Perfect Gift Exchange Gift Idea

Avon Senses The Perfect Gift Exchange Gift Idea

 

Avon Fashion For The Holidays!

Avon Fashion For The Holidays!

Cyber Monday Shopping List

It’s a rough Monday back, I’m not going to lie. The only thing making it better are these Cyber Monday deals! Today and tomorrow at my eBoutique you can get 20% off a $40 order and if you bump that up to $65 order you get a FREE tote full of the best of the best from Avon. Here are my top picks for your Cyber Monday Shopping!

Stocking Stuffers:

Wearing mark. Jacket Required Earrings

Wearing mark. Jacket Required Earrings

Stocking might be my favorite gifts to buy for!  Something with impact that fits in a stocking is a task!  Winners are always, jewelry, beauty and bath and body!  A huge trend this year are jacket earrings, pick up the mark. Jacket Required Earrings in a go with everything black and gold.  For beauty I love a good eye pallet, mark. On The Dot is perfect in stocking size and mega impact!  New this year is our matte pallet but neutral is always the best seller!  For bath and body I love the luxe online exclusive Avon Planet Spa, try slipping in a facial mask for the winter skin or a rich body cream!  mark. brought back just in time for the holiday the best selling mark. Naked Love!

Avon Planet Spa Gift Set

Avon Planet Spa Gift Set

mark. On The Dot Eye Palette in matte.

mark. On The Dot Eye Palette in matte.

mark. Naked Love Bath and Body Set (exclusive online get the whole set for only $34.99)

mark. Naked Love Bath and Body Set (exclusive online get the whole set for only $34.99)

Work Gifts:

Avon Merry Mini's

Avon Merry Mini’s

My favorite little gift idea is pairing a hand cream and a nail polish together.  Tie them together with a pretty ribbon and add a tag that reads “for your mistle toes!”  The Avon holiday hand creams are 2 for 1.75 pair it with the Avon polish or the mark. Nailed It Duos!

mark. Nailed It Duo Set

mark. Nailed It Duo Set

Avon Nailwear Pro

Avon Nailwear Pro

 

Glam Gal Gifts:

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Fragrance Collection

The mark. Sparkle Collection is holiday perfection!  If anyone gave me this under my tree I’d be smiling ear to ear!  You can go big and gift the whole collection or piece it out.  Pair the fragrance lotion and soap or the eye pallet and brush set!

mark. Sparkle Beauty Collection

mark. Sparkle Beauty Collection

 

Guy Gift:

Avon Attraction For Him - 3 piece set for $30

Avon Attraction For Him – 3 piece set for $30

Guys are always hard to shop for which is why I love gifting cologne.  Something they want but rarely go out and buy it for themselves.  My favorite from Avon is the Luck for him but the new Attraction is popular scent (3 piece set for $30) or pick up one of the other collection sets like Black Suede ($9.99 an oldie but a goodie) or Avon Instinct ($16.99).  Those bundle prices are unreal for men’s cologne!

Avon Luck For Him - any 2 for $22

Avon Luck For Him – any 2 for $22

 

Hostess Gift:

Wine Glass and Plate Set - $29.99

Wine Glass and Plate Set – $29.99

There are so many cute hostess gift ideas from the new collection, Avon Living that was introduced this season.  What I’m loving are the stemless wine glasses and cocktail wine plates that fit right over your glass.  These two are bundled together for only $30!  Such a cute and unique idea that they’ll actually use!

 

Holiday Must Haves For Yourself:

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

The mark. Sequins Of Events Dress is a MUST HAVE for holiday!  It will get you through all your parties, Christmas and New Years!  Pair it with a cozy sweater to be more casual, a blazer to dress it up or with a killer heel for NYE!  With the cyber deal it comes to $35 which for a sequin dress is a great price!

 

Mega Sale Gift: 

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Color Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Color Collection

Pretty much the entire mark. Buenos Aires collection is on sale so partnered with the 20% it’s the best savings!  I’ve showcased my love for this collection and would be an awesome gift for anyone planning a winter trip but the top picks are the mark. Fade To Fab clutch and the mark. Hang Of Things Body Chain.  Check out the Buenos Aires Collection here, here, here and here.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

 

You can shop these deals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger not only are you shopping with a friend you are personally supporting me which I appreciate beyond words!  Use promo code CYBER2015 for your 20% off $40 and FREE tote at a $65 order!

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

Gift Guide: Things I Want To Buy Myself But End Up Gifting

The problem with this time of year is instead of shopping for my ever expanding Christmas list, I want to shop for myself!  I mean the deals are excellent and I always find things I never noticed before but I need!  What usually ends up happening is I buy the folks on my list things I would like!  It’s a win win situation… and maybe a dupe makes it into my shopping bag for myself too… ooopsies!  So let’s make a gift guide out of the things I want that are also great Christmas gifts for others!

 

1.  mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt in Black ($28).  

 

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt $28

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt $28

Ok, ok I know I already have it in beige (as seen here!), but I love it so much I want it in black too!  How cute would it be with some sequin leggings!?!

 

2.  Plaid Blanket Scarf

American Eagle Outfitters Plaid Blanket Scarf

American Eagle Outfitters Plaid Blanket Scarf

If you follow me on pinterest you’ll notice all my pins lately seem to include a holiday perfect plaid scarf!  Santa, take notes, I totally could use a plaid blanket scarf preferably in a red plaid.  This one from American Eagle seems to fit the bill considering my dream one from Express sold out… tear.

 

3.  Michael Kors Watch

Michael Kors Darci Watch

Michael Kors Darci Watch

A MK watch has been on my stalk list for years.  I think its about time I catch up with everyone else and get one!  I digress…, this would be a killer gift under anyone’s tree.  I’m loving the rose gold versions with red, holiday perfection!  (and a great way to wear traditional holiday colors!)

 

4.  mark. Eye Divine Soft Shimmer Shadow ($11)

mark. Eye Divine Shadows ($11)

mark. Eye Divine Shadows ($11)

These 3 heavenly shades are not only perfect for holiday in their cute packaging but also everyday colors that are wearable far past Christmas and New Years!  Stocking stuffers anyone!?

 

5.  mark. Glam Glimmer Clutch ($28)

mark. Glam Glimmer Clutch $28

mark. Glam Glimmer Clutch $28

I think a metallic clutch is pretty much a wardrobe staple, but this one also has a classic snakeskin pattern and a chain strap option!  Thinking this would be perfect for holiday outings, esp NYE, making it a great gift!  As a little gift-giving idea, wouldn’t it be great if this clutch was accompanied with some tickets!?  Ballet, concert or even just the movies!   And maybe a gift card to a favorite restaurant for a little diner and date night.

 

6.  mark. Go For A Ride Boots ($60)

mark. Go For A Ride Riding Boots

mark. Go For A Ride Riding Boots

Boots are always a winning gift idea!  Plus everyone likes to have a little something new they can wear Christmas Day.  A classic riding boot, in a go with everything brown, is a fool proof idea.  Maybe pair it with one of those plaid blanket scarfs.

 

7.  Kate Spade Agenda

Kate Spade Agenda

Kate Spade Agenda

These sell out like crazy so lucky you if you can grab one up.  This is both something functional and pretty to look at.  Kate Spade as such a great aesthetic making tasking way more fun.

 

8.  Candles… lots and lots of candles!

Avon Scented Candles $9.99

Avon Scented Candles $9.99

There are so many options but I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like getting a candle.  It sets the mood for a perfect winter night.  I love a good holiday spice scent like the Avon Holiday Spice Scented Candle ($9.99).  It’s a scent that works well for January too.  Really cute to package up a candle with this matches pinterest project.  I did it last year and it turned out great and super easy to do!

 

9.  Nail Polish 

mark. Nailed It $7

mark. Nailed It $7

Since I’m an adult and don’t get toys to play with on Christmas Day, I look forward to some nail polish in my stocking.  It gives me something to “play with.”  The mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) is again already packaged for the holiday and comes with 2 shades.  Sets are always better than a single.  Pair it with a nail file, base coat and/or top coat and a good hand cream like mark. Hand Cream ($6).  Could even go the extra mile and put it with a gift certificate to a nail salon.  Or if you’re looking for a good teacher/co-worker/etc gift putting some polish in a little bag with a note that reads “For Your Mistle Toes” is a cute idea!

 

10.  mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50)

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace $50

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace $50

Nothing says holidays like some major sparkle!  A full blinged out statement necklace will twinkle under those christmas lights and add that extra sparkle and fun.  It’s great as a gift because it’s not a necessity you typically buy for yourself but totally want!  And looks great with a LBD… if you’re looking for something to pair it with try the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42).

 

So, yea, basically I want to buy this all for myself so I’ll just buy it for all my well deserving friends and family.  Maybe Santa will deliver a few of these under my Christmas tree this year!

 

BONUS:  Cyber Monday Deal still available!  Shop #1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 for 30% off AND free shipping AND get a free gift with a $50 purchase.  So I guess get a little something for you… or use it for stocking stuffers!  Shop Now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger