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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

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Modern Southern Belle: Word Of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Pour yourself a cup of sweet tea, because I’m about to share with you how to be a modern Southern Bell…. from Nor Cal.  Being a Modern Southern Belle means you take the idea of a Southern Belle and make it your own.  For me, the Southern Belle elements I want to take and apply to my own life/look are classic beauty, bright colors and lady like designs.  I think I hit all of those in this Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection.  This is my pick from the collection and how I’m making it modern.

Modern Southern Belle

Modern Southern Belle

My own modern take on a Southern Belle is pairing a beautiful colorful floral blouse with a pair of dark green ankle pants and lace up pumps!  For me wear to work dress pant is still lady like in styling but grounds the bold florals.  The deep green color and ankle cut styling makes it modern.  (pants, Old Navy; pumps, Nine West Outlet).  The lace up details and suede finish on my pumps take an otherwise classic pump to the next level.

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Modern Details, Classic Style

Modern Details, Classic Style

Its all about that blouse, that blouse. Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection is the star of the show, and its only $29.99!  This pretty blouse is such a spring staple, one with fun details and bright pattern is a great addition.  I can wear this to work, dressed down for weekend, pretty much for any occasion.  If you have a cooler weather Easter, this would be a great outfit for that.  And the details make it unlike anything else in my closet.

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Have you meet all the Southern Belles!?  Laura, Linda, Erica and myself all had different picks from the collection but all can mix and match for an update to our spring wardrobe.  What pieces are your favorite, how are you a modern Southern Belle?  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!  Shop this limited edition quick as the pieces are selling out fast at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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!

Perfect Summer Accessory — and you can get it for FREE!

 

Perfect Summer Accessory - and get it for FREE!

Perfect Summer Accessory – and get it for FREE!

Summer times means long warm days… or chilly ac ridden days.  Poolside lounging… or trying to cover up in a itty bitty suit.  Either way, it’s still way more fun than winter and sometimes just requires the right accessory.  That’s why I’m claiming the Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong as the perfect summer accessory, and here are 10 reasons why:

 1.  It’s tropical print

Palm Leaves And Tropical Birds

Palm Leaves And Tropical Birds

During summer anything tropical print is an instant mood booster.  Instantly feel like your in a tropical paradise when really you’re in your cube.  I absolutely adore the lush print with palms and birds, a little different than your typical tropical flowers.  Yes, its a little old lady but its so cute!  Anyways, who said old ladies aren’t cute!?

 2.  Its fringed

Fringe Trend On The Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong

Fringe Trend On The Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong

Fring is having a major moment right now, so the silky black fringe (that doesn’t tangle) will keep you on trend!  So that x’s out that old lady-ness right?

3.  Its silky

Summertime Details in Summertime Friendly Fabrics

Summertime Details in Summertime Friendly Fabrics

May be hard to tell from the picture but I can vouch on the quality on this guy.  It may be polyester but it’s really silky, which means it won’t be TOO hot in the summer heat.

4.  Its oversized

Oversized For Tons Of Ways To Wear It

Oversized For Tons Of Ways To Wear It

Measuring 59″ L x 43 1/2″ W + 6″ fringe which means you can wear it a boat-load of ways.  Wear it mulit-ways for multi-purposes.

5.  Wear it out

Worn As A Scarf Over The Avon Ruched Crochet Detail Dress

Worn As A Scarf Over The Avon Ruched Crochet Detail Dress

It is thin so you can easily wear it as a scarf.  Wear it like you would a statement necklace.

6.  Wear it to work

Sling It Over The Shoulders In Chilly AC

Sling It Over The Shoulders In Chilly AC

Wrapped around the shoulders it wards off the chilly ac in offices… or at the grocery store, at the movies, etc… and it would stuff in your bag easily when you don’t need it.

7.   Wear it at the pool

Perfect Poolside Accessory

Perfect Poolside Accessory

Wear it as your typical sarong style at the pool for covering up.  It really is the best poolside cover up because you can adjust it to be as high or low as you want it… cover the gut or show off the abs, you pick! Long or short, you pick!  Either way you’ll be looking like a tropical goddess!

8.  Wear it as a dress

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong Tied As A Dress

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong Tied As A Dress

Get more bang for your buck by not only getting a new accessory but a new dress as well!  How perfect for a summer party or nights out.  Wear a tube top/bandeau and some spandex like shorts underneath to feel comfortably covered up.

9.  Wear it as a maxi skirt

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong As A Maxi Skirt

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong As A Maxi Skirt

Same gig as above but wear it as a maxi skirt with a solid tank and some wedges!

10.  Get it for FREE!

Now through June 11th (Saturday) get this Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong FREE with a $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code MULTI  Additionally, you can shop the rest of my look too!  Wearing the  Avon Ruched Crochet Dress (also available in green, more sizes coming soon), mark. Wrap Around Back Sandal, Avon Blue Atlantic Long Pendant and Stretch Bracelets Gift Set, Avon Blue Atlantic Earrings, mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up and mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong

Avon Multi-Way Printed Sarong

Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Luck O' The Irish To Ya!

Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched! I’m celebrating in shades of spring greens and with sweet treats!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick's Day!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Sweet Treats:  If you’re in the greater Sacramento area and need of sweet treats for your next special occasion you definitely have to check out Baking With Tea in El Dorado Hills.  A home grown baker with all natural organic ingredients who bakes with tea!  Her treats are so delicious and unique!  I used her for my bridal shower (tea party!), work functions and more!  Be sure to like her page/instagram because her pictures and personality are as sweet as her desserts!

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Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day Treats!

Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

 

Green and Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Luck O’ the Irish to ya this St. Patrick’s Day!  Since St. Patrick’s Day is going up on a Tuesday it’s much more low key, but that doesn’t mean any less themed out!  Wear your green so you don’t get pinched, eat some Irish food and/or hit up a pub!

Word on what to wear:  Green.  Obviously green.  But there are so many chic options now more than the cheesy St. Patrick’s day t-shirt. With the great spring weather we’re having I wanted to wear a bright fresh green color and play up on the fun of the day with window pain ankle pants with glimmering gold accessories.  Express is my favorite for never boring but still legit work clothes hence the Express Portofino shirt (last seen here) with Express Columnist ankle pants (now available in white with black stripes, I think I need those too!).  Topped off with gold pumps (mark.) gold jewelry (mark.), a green and gold mani (Julep) and gold eye with green eyeliner (mark.).

St. Patrick's Day Look

St. Patrick’s Day Look

Express Portofino and  Columnist Ankle Pants

Express Portofino and Columnist Ankle Pants

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. Pumps and Bag

mark. Pumps and Bag

Lucky Green For St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Word on what to do:  Hit up your local pub for happy hour!  Green beer, Irish car bombs, whiskey shots… oooor maybe just some green tea or Irish Breakfasts tea for me.  If you’d rather celebrate at home then make yourself some corned beef and cabbage!  Roast the brisket for about 2 hrs with the last hour throwing in your cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  Easy, filling and festive!

 

At the pub for St. Patrick's Day

At the pub for St. Patrick’s Day

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Bon Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras Inspo On A Regular Tuesday

Fat Tuesday has always held a special place in my heart, from French class, to nights out, to beads, to crepes or jambalaya I’ve always celebrated this sinful holiday!  Here’s a little inspiration for the day

Word On What To Wear:  Purple, yellow and green!  The Mardi Gras official colors!  Since I’m working like the rest of us on a typical Tuesday I’ll be pairing my green Express Portofino blouse with some black pants and fun accessories, like my satin printed Nolita pumps (Prabal Gurng for Target, last seen here), yellow skinny belt (Express, old) and of course some purple beads with matching ring and bracelet (mark.)!  Finishing it off with a purple and gold makeup look and my headband fit for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Got Beads!?

Got Beads!?  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Fat Tuesday's Look

Fat Tuesday’s Look

 

Word On What To Do:  Make a New Orleans themed meal fit for a king!  May be a little hard to get down to Bourbon Street, but might as well eat like I’m there!  On the menu:  Jambalaya, Corn Bread, Green Salad and King Cake.  And maybe start the night with a hurricane?

image source:  http://www.coastalliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/mardi-gras-recipes/print?print

For a good Jambalaya recipe I like this one, but it’s one of those dishes you can work with what you have!  Chicken and sausage, shrimp and sausage, pork and sausage, whatever you like!  Because this is “going up, on a Tuesday” go with a simple salad with dark greens for a bit more of southern taste and as for the king cake, pick this one up at a bakery/grocery store for a Tuesday night treat!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday!

Wear Now Wear Later – mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

The problem with fall new arrivals is it’s still summer!  Lucky for me the new fall arrivals from mark. have quite a few items you can wear now and later!  I’ve already highlighted how to update your beauty (see here) but as far as fashion my top pick is this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40).  It’s the perfect wear now, wear later item!

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

 

First, let me just tell you, as a working girl how important having a shirtdress in your wardrobe is.  Not only does it work for pretty much any occasion or situation but its SUPER easy to pull off.  Just slip it on and instantly be put together.  The versatility doesn’t stop there, you can pretty much wear it with any shoe from sandals to flats to pumps to boots!  (there’s where that wear now wear later comes in).  For transitional pieces jewel tones are a perfect pick like the emerald green in this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress.

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Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear it now with nude pumps like the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (orig $64 NOW $34.99) and leopard accents (Express) and with a bright jewel tone bag like the mark. Go Royal Bag ($65).  Wear it later layered with a blazer or sweater and tights and boots!  (check the mark. Go For A Ride Boots at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

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Roll Tab Covertable Sleeves

Roll Tab Convertible Sleeves

The soft shirt material and roll tab convertible sleeves also make it perfect for transitioning between seasons, as it cools down just unroll your sleeves!  For only $40 you can have a go-to dress for now through next spring.  I can definitely see myself dressing this dress up for the holidays with a good red lip!  You can shop the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40), Go Royal Bag ($65), Glitzed Out Pump (orig $65 NOW $34.99) and Marquis De Style Earrings ($20) and all the other new fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!

Mani Monday – St. Patrick’s Day Nails

St. Patrick's Day Mani

St. Patrick’s Day Mani

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched!  I def am taking any reason to theme out the day in my green white and gold!  For today’s festive mani I used Julep Lucky on my ring and thumb (green glitter also worn last year!), for my middle I used mark. Nailed It in Gleam Scene and for my pointer and pinky I used Essie White Out with that same Julep Lucky dotted on!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

Green White and Gold Mani in the full sun!

ring - mark., cuff - bke

ring – mark., cuff – bke

St. Patrick's Day Full Look

St. Patrick’s Day Full Look

Luck of the Irish to ya!

 

 

 

 

Trending Tuesday #halloweenmanis

If the world of alicia was the internet #halloweenmanis would be trending!  With Halloween coming up next week there’s at least one thing we can do to be festive, put a costume on your nails!  I’m a sucker for theme-ing out anything and that includes my mani’s!  Check out last year’s versions here  This year however I’ve been festive for the last week or so which means #halloweenmanis all week!
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Something super simple for October is black.  Basic black actually is pretty chic so sporting it before Halloween is definitely a way to be festive but yet not over the top.  Something new to try this year is Black Vinyl by Julep.  It has a different finish than your normal polish giving it the edge in the black nail polish department.  And if you’re not a black nail polish wearer – now’s your chance!  It’s Halloween anything goes!
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It’s a rubbery, matte finish… basically like vinyl for your nails, hence the name black vinyl!  I received mine as part of my bombshell box for the month of October paired with a shimmery deep green, Valerie.  These two are the perfect pairings for a chic #halloweenmani and/or #halloweenmanipedi pairing!  I wore the green shade in this Wear and Share Wednesday post if you look hard enough 🙂
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Let me just say that Julep is been on point lately!  A little insight into Julep, every month the release a collection with a pairing suited for 5 different style types.  The pairing is your maven monthly box and my type is Bombshell which like I said has been spot. on.!!!  To get your own maven box sign up here (you can get it for only a penny!  use code PENNY).  Believe me you won’t be disappointed plus becoming a maven gets you additional discount, exclusives, promotions and free products!

I’ll be highlighting my #halloweenmanis all week so check back for more nail costumes!!!

Nailed It – Instant Vacation Marrakesh

I already  introduced you to the limited edition Marrakesh beauty collection but I left out one major beauty component, the nail polish!!!  Of course this is my favorite, the Nailed It Trend Marrakesh Mini Nail Lacquers.  With nails being the hottest trend around, these gorgeous shades of Marrakesh take yours to an exotic new place! Saffron, a glistening warm gold, will add spice to your look while mint tea, a lush, shimmering green, warms up any ensemble.

mark. Marrakesh Nailed It and Stack and Style Ring

mark. Marrakesh Nailed It and Stack and Style Ring

What I love the most about this duo set is they are mini’s, only 0.09 fl. oz. each so for a small price ($7) you get just enough to last you a season then on to the next trend.  I HATE wasting polish and this is the perfect amount.  AND in coordinating shades your mani pedi setup is already figured out or do what I did and wear the coordinating shades together.  I wore the gold shade on my thumb, pointer and pinky then the green shade on my ring and middle then freehanded a stripe of gold on top of the green.  The mini brush make it super easy.

How awesome does the Stack and Style Ring ($18) look with this polish!?!  I love how expertly coordinated the Marrakesh collection is!  You can shop the ring, polish and the rest of the Marrakesh collection at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger