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Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

If the world of alicia was the internet #iridescent would totally be trending. This holiday season I’m totally digging on all things iridescent.  Its like capturing the twinkle in the twinkling lights; capturing that glimmer in St. Nick’s eye.  Either way… sparkle!  And ’tis the season to sparkle!

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

What’s glimmering in my world lately:

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

The Avon Ooo La La Fa La La Eye Palette is now sold out BUT I HIGHLY SUGGEST the Iconic Beauty Collection instead (see my post on it here).  You can get these other Iridescent products at my eBoutique and in time for Christmas and New Years.  Just $7.95 for 2-Day Shipping from Sunday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 19 at 12 noon ET with promo code SPEEDY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Glitter in my veins.

Glitter in my veins.

If you are interested in these glitter pumps they have to be ordered by product number at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Select campaign 26 and search Glittery Party Pumps, select your size and color (comes in gold too!) and add to bag!  Contact me if you have any questions or issues!

Happy Labor Day! with my nails

Summer don’t leave me!  Stay just a little bit longer, pretty please!  I promise to celebrate you with killer neon nails, short shorts and bare feet!

I’m celebrating the unofficial end of summer blowout with some ‘Merica nails… red white and blue through and through!

Labor Day Nails - Julep Kate and America - The Beautiful

Labor Day Nails – Julep Kate and America – The Beautiful

I used my July Julep Bombshell Box to create this look with:

Kate, soft white pearl and America-The Beautiful, shiny red with royal blue glitter and sterling silver stars, it’s like nail art in a bottle.

I love Kate, and has been my go-to-white all summer and how perfect for labor day #notd dripping in red white and silver glitter!  I wish there were more stars in my bottle, i didn’t get any in this paint session but overall America The Beautiful is PERFECT for all my favorite American holidays for years to come!

If you haven’t tried Julep yet I HIGHLY recommend giving this beauty box of the month subscription service a whirl.  The polishes are great and they give you a bonus gift which is just as luxe.  So for $19.99 you get 2 polishes and a full size bonus item and sometimes an extra bonus item!  Plus right now you can get your intro box FOR A PENNY!  Seriously, no gimmick.  Only  a penny and if you don’t like it you don’t have to continue with it… Check out Julep, sign up for your penny box here:  http://julep.com/?r=20109417 use code COLOR2012

And enjoy some bbq, swimming and family and friends this labor day to take summer out with a bang!  Obiv I have been enjoying my pool time a lot this weekend hence the tip wear 😉

Nail Trend: Mixed Media Nails

Alicia 10 years ago, heck!  even 5 years ago would NEVER wear different nail colors on different nails!  Jigga what!!!  Def would of considered it tacky and gaudy…esp on my long nails.  Let alone multiple colors, patterns, textures, etc…  Let’s just say times, they are a changing because this girl now feels boring with a regular old mani.  I’ve been rocking the accent nail pretty heavily for the past year now and since my nail-spiration pinterest I’ve been inspired to create mani-pieces (mani + masterpieces).  And I have to say, these are way more fun!

For the mixed media nail trend you coordinate mixing color, texture and prints.  Basically, the options are endless!  Play around with which fingers get which color/texture/print but the one rule is more than one nail has to be different.  (if its only one nail, then its an accent nail!)

Mixed Media Nails... Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

Mixed Media Nails… Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

This was my first attempt, and let me say, at first I didn’t like it.  I thought I looked weird, like I forgot to take off some old polish or was testing out new polish on only a few fingers…  However after a few days I loved it!  So fun, and everytime I looked down at my hands I smiled.  And really, that’s the real reason I paint my nails, because it makes me happy!

For this mixed media mani I used Essie Camera from their Spring 2012 collection on my thumb, pointer and pinky.  For the graphite opaque glitter I used a favorite from China Glaze’s holiday 2011 collection Tinsel Town.  (warning:  as beautiful as it is, this shade chips off like a mo fo).  Finally for my favorite nail, the houndstooth nail!  I used a black base of Maybelline Onyx Rush stamped with konad plate M63 and white Konad polish, all finished off with Essie’s Good To Go Topcoat.  Of course that ring is mark.  I love turquoise and coral together and this was no exception!  You can get the Pretty Stellar ring for yourself at me e.boutique at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

My most recent attempt got compliments galore!  I used my newest additions to my nail collection including my July Julep maven box.  I decided to break down and get a 2nd box because July’s box included a FREE bottle of America and red white and blue glitter with silver stars.  Ummm YES!  Had to have that!  So I got my bombshell selection including the free America glitter plus a pearly white and purple glitter.  To learn more about getting your own Julep maven box click here!

Mixed Media Mani:  White, Purple, Glitter & Metallics!

Mixed Media Mani: White, Purple, Glitter & Metallics!

The other newest addition to my collection is the newly released Essie Summer Metallics in Nothing Else Metals a metallic lilac used on my pointer and middle!  Which I love love love!  I also picked up Penny Talk, a rose gold but that’s a later post :).  For this mani I used Julep’s Kate on my thumb, ring and pinky with Julep’s Chelsea as a gradient on my ring.  I really loved how this mani stood out but wasn’t loud.  And look how chic it looks with black and white and my new favorite ring pairings!  The chevron rings are a set of 3 currently at Target for $7.99 and that KILLER mega black cocktail ring is once again of course mark!  The Black Facet Ring has been my go to lately with the old hollywood flare in the big black stone but keeping it modern with the shinny silver, plus its large and in charge but super wearable.  Get it now for $16 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Are you daring enough to go out of the lines and rock a mixed media mani????

Weekend Nails – Pink and Grey

Lately I’ve been loving pastels and all things Spring, but technically its still Winter.  Which is why the weather one day will be wonderful and the next crappy.  So that means my nails will follow a similar pattern, pastel pink for spring grey for winter.

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Overall pink and grey is one of my absolute favorite color combos, and this coming from someone who generally hates pink!  There’s just something about the contrast that makes  my eyes happy.  I was originally inspired by this pic found on Pinterest.  (which I’ll probably still do sometime)  I’ve been loving my mark. Nailed It mini trend lacquer duo so I jumped at the chance to use my favorite pink, Tickled Pink.  For the grey I also used another mark. Nailed It mini trend lacquer in Industrial.  (From the duo set from fall 2011, if interested in it message me, its been in and out of last chance at my eBoutique.)  Of course I had to do a gradient glitter on my accent nail, Essie A Cut Above.  I’ve been obsessed with this glitter since I got it.

I loved how they turned out and made a great weekend mani for weekend fun activities!  You can purchase the mark. Nailed It mini trend lacquer duo in Voilet Femme now available at my eBoutique.  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com