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Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Week O'Nautical: Lemons

Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Guess what today is, National Lemon Day! And it’s Week O’Nautical…. guess that means a lemony fresh take on a nautical OOTD! I’m a huge fan of lemons, not just as food, garnish, flavor, etc but also in design and aesthetic. So today is totally a me day haha!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

I’ve been obsessed with yellow lately and I don’t see that going away come fall. For late summer it’s a great color, and this linen yellow dress from Target has been a go to.  I love the fit and the ruffle sleeves are mega fun and unexpected.  I’ve worn this dress accessorized so many ways, with black accents, with colorful accents, with gold accents, and now with lemon and nautical accents!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

For National Lemon Day I added this lemon necklace and lemon earrings from Avon, which could not be more perfect.  To take it a little nautical I added those navy and white striped mules also from Avon (last seen here) and a navy tote (Coach) with nautical print scarf (Avon) tied to it.  Bracelets and Red Supreme lips also from Avon, watch Movado (a new birthday prezzy!)

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents

I also wore my lemon and basil Avon Senses bath and body collection today which is an ALL TIME FAV!  And its all marked down to clearance so swoop it here:  https://www.avon.com/search/lemon?rep=aliciahessinger

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Week O'Nautical Lemon Look

Week O’Nautical Lemon Look – Happy National Lemons Day!

Only a few more days until that long Labor Day Weekend!  You can make it!

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Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Word Of Alicia:  Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Word Of Alicia: Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Because it’s Little Black Dress week here on the blog, inspired by Avon’s Little Black Dress Fragrance, figured I might as well review the scent that’s inspired the theme!

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Description:  Our classic Little Black Dress scent has been modernized. It’s now an oriental/floral fragrance that’s versatile and stylish from day to night. A sparkling aroma of Italian lemon oil and elegant jasmine essence embellished with luxurious sandalwood.

The neckline of the Little Black Dress is like the top note of the fragrance; it is the greatest first impression she can make.

The waistline of the fragrance represents glamour, grace and captivating femininity.

The hemline of the fragrance was made to create a self-assured elegance to the wearer and lends a long-lasting impression that she takes with her wherever she goes.

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Meet The Perfumer:  RODRIGO FLORES-ROUX

Rodrigo has a distinguished career in perfumery spanning over 20 years and several countries, including Mexico, France and the United States. In 2007, he re-joined the house of Givaudan, where he had his initial introduction to perfumery more than 15 years ago.

“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman…her neckline, waistline and hemline.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-creator

All 3 for $25

All 3 for $25

Word Of Alicia:  My immediate thoughts were sophistication.  The bottle design alone suggest this.  I’d get it just to sit and look pretty.  To me it is a warm scent, but not old lady.   Like they said, is perfect for any occasion.  This would work for day or night, work or play.  It’s not overwhelming, it has a softness to it that makes it easy to wear.  It’s not like anything I own however it’s suppose to be similar to Victoria’s Secret Heavenly.  I really do feel a little empowered and womanly in it.  The lotion is really good too!  Usually these type of lotions are just ok, but this one is really moisturizing and the scent doesn’t “sting” you when you put it on.  Layered with the shower gel this is a pairing I’d buy again.  Staying power is pretty good too.  Lasts the work day for me.  At $25 for all 3 I’d say it’s a definite!  If you’re unsure comment or dm me I’ll send you a free sample!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

LBD Collection:  In addition Avon released a fashion collection to go with the scent.  My top pick from it is the Avon Signature Laser-Cut Little Black Dress.  It’s similar to this mark. one I have so I didn’t get it but if you missed out on that one GET THIS ONE!  I LOVE the dress, the fit and the versatility of it.  Also the Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace.  You can wear it 3 ways and it’s just that perfect accent for a LBD.

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Style Swap Ocean Avenue Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace

You can shop the dress, necklace and new fragrance at the introductory rate of $25 for all 3 at my eboutique.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection as well and request a sample if you’re interested!

#FREEFRIDAY — FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio

T.G.I.F.!!!  What’s better than a Friday!?  A Friday where you get FREE STUFF!  Over at the eBoutique you can get a FREE mark. bath and body trio with a $50 purchase!  And with all those new spring arrivals I’ve been sharing (here, here, here, here and here) I think hitting $50 is pretty darn easy!

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

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

You get your choice of Lemon Sugar, Coconut Treat or Vanilla Cream.  Personally, Lemon Sugar and Coconut Cream are my FAVORITE scents that mark. has released in their bath and body line.  The set includes Whipped UP Body Butter, Three’s A Charm 3-in-1 cleansers/bubble bath/shampoo, and Hit Scent (pencil solid fragrance).

This promo is too good to pass up!  Just go to my eBoutique <http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger> add which scent your like, add $50 worth of merchandise and the set will automatically adjust to FREE!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING!  Your Friday just got instantly better!

You Can Still Get Pretty Hands… FOR FREE!

Remember this post…   http://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/get-pretty-hands-for-free/ 

Well guess what, the promo has been extended!  You have until midnight EST tonight to take advantage of this offer!  Shop it:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

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FREE Hand Creams!

Get Pretty Hands For FREE!!!

2 FREE Hand It Over Hand Creams

2 FREE Hand It Over Hand Creams

Now through March 27th get 2 FREE HAND IT OVER HAND CREAMS in yummy Lemon Sugar (our best seller) and pear blossom (personal favorite) with a $40 order!

I personally relied on both of these to get my hands through the winter.  The light, yummy scent perked up my day and the creamy goodness moisturized my painfully dry and cracked skin.  So needless to say, this is one good deal!

You can shop at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore with promo code SPRING12 or through me at aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail.com

Now would be a great time to pick up some new spring pieces.  Refresh your beauty routine with the new i-mark shades in Pink Dusk, Mystical and/or Violet Ink ($6 each).  Or pick up a colorful piece to take your wardrobe into spring… being the first day of spring and all!  I’ve been loving my Decked Out Necklace ($28) and Show Off ring ($18) available in fuchsia or turquoise.  These 2 items alone would get you the FREE HAND CREAMS!  They even make my lbd ready for spring!  Browse all the new spring arrivals at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Wearing the Decked Out Necklace, Show Off Ring and new i-mark shades

Wearing the Decked Out Necklace, Show Off Ring and new i-mark shades

Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares Recipe

Family functions were never a hassle but a privilege!  Always super fun with the cousins and even better with the food… particularly the dips and desserts.  One staple was Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares and an absolute favorite.  My mouth is watering just thinking of that sweet and tangy treat… mmmm lemon squares mmmm…

Aunt Donna's Lemon Squares

Aunt Donna's Lemon Squares

 Aunt Donna’s Lemon Squares

Crust:

2 cups flour

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 cup butter (slightly softened)

 

Filling:

6 slightly beaten eggs

1 & 3/4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4c flour plus 1/4 tsp baking powder

 

Put flour, butter and powdered sugar in food processor.  Process until crumbly.

Press into 13×9 pan and bake at 350 for 20 min or until lightly browned.

While crust is baking, prepare filling.

Mix eggs, sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder (do not over mix)

Pour over baked crust and return to over for approximately 20 min at 350.  Keep checking near end of baking time to remove as soon as filling doesn’t jiggle anymore.  Dust with powdered sugar when cool and enjoy!