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Iconic 1967

Iconic Hessingers

Iconic Hessingers

1967 – an Iconic year!  If you didn’t know, the 60’s are kinda my spirit animal.  I love the fashion, the looks, the music, the spirit, just dig it all.  Maybe it has a little to do with my parents who were newlyweds and new parents at the age of 20.  I just loved looking at those vintage family pictures, spurred my infatuation.  When Avon showcased their Iconic Avon collection for Mother’s Day featuring inspiration from vintage Avon from 1967, I already knew I would be smitten!  Let’s take a look at that Iconic 1967 in some snapshots of the year, vintage Avon ads and to help feel the spirit of the 60’s I recreated a few of these Iconic 1967 looks!

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings - comes in clip-on too!

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings – comes in clip-on too!

1967 History Snapshot:  A little history, in 1967 we had the world’s first heart transplant and the first ATM!  The music scene was strong with Monterey International Pop Music Festival.  Times were shaken with strikes by US teaching staff throughout country for pay increases and with the Six Day War and Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War.   And have to note the first Super Bowl was played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs!

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

1967 Cost Snapshot:  
Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
Movie Ticket $1.25
Polaroid Camera History$50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother's Day!

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother’s Day!

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look ;)

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look 😉

Top 100 Songs in 1967:  Need a playlist for your Mother’s Day brunch, done!  Follow my playlist on Spotify and sing along because these songs are iconic.  1967 Spoitify Playlist.



 

Mom's The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Mom’s The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Shop Iconic 1967:  You can shop the Iconic Collection on my eBoutique here.  These would make gifts for mom’s!  Or to #treatyoself because its such a darling classic collection.  If you would like me to create an Iconic 1967 gift bundle basket for any of your Mother’s Day gifting, or spring gifts, reach out because I have some ready to ship and/or give!

Mani Monday’s Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Mani Monday Has Gone Fishing

Random Fact for the day:  “Gone fishing” is a phrase commonly used when someone is completely unaware of his or her surroundings, checked out from reality, someone who has taken the opportunity to get away from the rigors of the day to day.  Commonly placed in shop windows to indicate that they weren’t around to do business.  This Monday, I definitely feel this way.  So my Koi fish mani is totally fitting.

Jamberry Koi Legend

Jamberry Koi Legend

This is another Jamberry wrap from my style box subscription.  The style box offerings are limited edition but there are plenty willing to trade half and full sheets (including myself).  I decided to pull this guy out because I had a baby boy shower to go to and I wanted something blue and boyish.  Luckily to my surprise, her theme for the party was fishing 🙂

Adorable Koi Fish Design

Adorable Koi Fish Design

The fun koi fish design not only was fitting for the event, it’s also super cute!  Plus, my in-laws have a pretty legit koi pond, complete with a little bridge my dog Zoey gets freaked out crossing.  She stops, looks at the fish, makes sure they aren’t going to get her, then crosses.  Its the funniest thing.

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

Koi Fish For Mani Monday

You can shop Jamberry here.  If you are looking for a half sheet of this wrap, hit me up!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers in Blue Bella and Rosetta

2 Looks From The Same mark. Nailed It Duo

2 Looks From The Same mark. Nailed It Duo

Bringing you another Wear and Share Wednesday Jackie from Living After Midnight and I both styled our different looks around one item… these mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacqures Duo in Blue Bella and Roesetta ($7).  The set contains two mini bottles of polish in super on trend metallic shades, a dark blue (Blue Bella) and a berry (Rosetta).   Let me just tell you, I’ve seen these shades all over the 2013 releases for fall from Essie to OPI to Zoya and so on and so on.  When mark. released this duo for ONLY $7 (cheaper than one bottle of regular polish!!) as part of the 10 year anniversary collection from mark., Jackie and I knew these were making it into a wear and share Wednesday!

mark, Nailed It Duo for a Nautical Look

mark, Nailed It Duo for a Nautical Look

Not only is it Wear and Share Wednesday but I’m also kicking off Week O’Nautical for Labor Day coming up this weekend!  Nothing is more nautical than a deep metallic blue shade like in Blue Bella, so I used that as my base.  It’s definitely a shade that needs 2 coats but the color payoff is phenom!  I then used Rosetta to make the nautical stripes.

mark. Nailed It Duo in Blue Belle and Rosetta

mark. Nailed It Duo in Blue Bella and Rosetta

The stripes were inspired by nautical military jackets, kind of like the one I’m wearing also from mark. which is also part of the 10 year anniversary collection.  This High Ranking Style Jacket ($40 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) is a navy knit jacket with military details.  Military trends are always in style so this light weight jacket is perfect year round, but I’m especially loving it for transitioning into fall.  It’s definitely still really hot out but at night its starting to get cooler and its always cold under the blowing ac, so enter in this jacket!

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

Remember this look???… well I updated it for Week O’Nautical Labor Day Edition with the High Ranking Style Jacket ($40 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ) the pyramid studs from All The Angles Earrings Set ($20 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ), a navy and silver stretch bracelet from Forever 21, and silver rings (top one from a vendor in Mexico and the bottom from Tiffany and Co.) and the mark Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Peony ( which kinda matches the Rosetta shade 🙂  $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger )… and the mark. Tall Order Sandals but I cut them off, oopsies!

Week O'Nautical Look

Week O’Nautical Look

An inspired look from these 2 on trend nail shades def was a good idea!  If you’re starting your fall collections, start with these shades!  You can definitely wear them now and later and I promise you, you’re going to see them all over!  Get the set for only $7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Just see how easily Jackie and I created two different looks from the same set, you know you can create a million more!

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers Inspired Look

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers Inspired Look

PS.  Wordpress apparently thinks I’m spamming you with links to my eBoutique so if you would like to shop the products used copy and paste http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger into your browser and shop all the new arrivals for the mark. 10th anniversary collection!

PSS.  Come back for the follow up post and see how my S.O.S. save my nails worked out!

Easter Nails and Hamptons Collection Preview

I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do for my Easter mani this year but I knew I wanted a pastel… but I planned on wearing white and cobalt so I needed something to coordinate with the crisp color scheme… then I remembered Kristen got me a cobalt blue crackle for Christmas!  Perfect!  I decided to layer it over a pastel pink… this mark. tickled pink to be exact!
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Crackles may not still be “in” but I’m still enjoying them!  They’re a quick and easy way to create an interesting nail “design”.  Plus I thought it looked like a cracked hard boiled easter egg so totally themed out!!

Favorite Easter Mani Nail

Favorite Easter Mani Nail

Hamptons Collection

Hamptons Collection

For the rest of my Easter ensemble I wore pieces from mark.’s Instant Vacation Hamptons Collection debuting later this month!  Every year they do an Instant Vacation series and I think they nailed this one on the head!  I’m loving the easy breezy classy collection… it instantly transports to the Hamptons!  Of course I’m also loving this tiny pup Toby and my delish green chai!

Hamptons Collection

Hamptons Collection

From the collection I’m wearing the new Cool It Dress, Heat Wave Hoops (blue set), Pretty Stellar Ring, Catch Of The Day Clutch, Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner and Shadow in Naturalist, Gloss On Lipgloss in Sand in addition to the new Borrowed From The Boys Watch and Tall Order Sandals all from mark.  All these available for pre-order, hit me up!  aliciah.mentorassistant @gmail.com

Cuddling with Toby

To view the full Instant Vacation Hamptons Collection check out my facebook album.  For any pre-orders made before Friday April 20th you’ll get a FREE Instant Vacation The Hamptons Fragrance Sample, Bonus Hamptons Beauty Gift AND entered in to win the Heat Wave Hoop Set!  Here’s a peek at the other pair I didn’t have on with my easter outfit:

Heat Wave Hoops $26

Heat Wave Hoops Set $26

mark. Night Iris Capsule Collection – Get The Look

mark. just doesn’t launch a fragrance… we celebrate it by giving its own capsule collection! It’s not about the scent itself its about an entire mood.  Get the Night Iris mood head to toe… a pedicured toe that is, in our new night iris nailed-it shades. Night Iris is about purples and pinks, a striking print and the splendor of spring!

Fearless Vivid Color

Night Iris Capsule Collection

This has to be my absolute favorite launch from mark.  A complete capsule collection based off their new fragrance Night Iris.  I’ve been wearing this scent NON-STOP since I got it and haven’t looked back.  Its perfect for spring, it’s got enough heart to it that it works on rainy days, enough fun to wear out on the town, and enough sweetness to wear basking in the warm spring sun.  I can’t express how much I LOVE this collection.  Everything about it, the colors, the scent, the fashion, the new beauty items.  It all wears so seamlessly together to put that spring in your step as you leap out of winter.  This has been the BEST selection of products from mark. that I’ve seen in my opinion.

Get The Look Night Iris

Get The Look Night Iris

All this week I’ll be highlighting my favorites from the collection.  There’ll be a how to get the look tutorial, reviews, ideas and of course a KILLER PROMO!  Make sure to check out my facebook page for all the offerings and even more love for the new Night Iris Capsule Collection:  https://www.facebook.com/mark.alicia  All products are NOW AVAILABLE at my eBoutique shop it:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Get the total look:  mag3totallookPDF

Limited Edition Night Iris Capsule Collection

Limited Edition Night Iris Capsule Collection