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Get Ready With Us For Spring! Makeup Tutorial and Spring Trends!



Spring is full swing!  With  all your spring functions it’s time to update your look!  Fellow Avon Rep Lisa Monoson and I have just what you need to update; from a fresh new makeup look, to  spring fashion trends!  Come get ready with us!

Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:

Alicia's Spring Look!

Alicia’s Spring Look!

Every spring I like to refresh my wardrobe with a few key pieces that you can mix into what you already have to breath some fresh spring air into your look.  These pieces include a pair of sandals, a new spring nail shade, a spring worthy top, a lighter handbag and lastly a new spring dress or 2!  This season it is the Avon Pontee Peakaboo Lace Hem Dress.

Avon Ponte Lace Peekaboo Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Hem Dress

Peek At The Lace Detailing

Peek At The Lace Detailing

To get this dress ready for spring I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings along with the Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag (last seen here and here!).  I personally like to pair a dress this length with a good heel to elongate.

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

A fresh new spring look isn’t complete without all the finishing touches, like a fresh spring makeup look!  I re-created Lisa’s spring makeup tutorial for a complete look.  Here’s how to get the look…

Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:  

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Products used:  Anew Reversalist Day Cream, Avon Magix Face Perfector, Avon Glimmerstick Brow Pencil, mark. Please Hold Eye Primer, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, Avon Glimmerstick in Emerald, Avon Nourishing Mascara in Black, Avon True Color Flawless Foundation in Shell and Cream Beige, mark. Glowdacious, Avon CC Cream, Avon Smooth Minerals Be Blushed, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Light, Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector Avon Extra Lasting LipStain


How perfect is Lisa’s makeup look for spring!?  It just brightens up her whole look and will match perfectly with all the spring fashion trends, if my recreation was any sort of testament of how great it looks.  You can even get her hair tutorial to update your locks for spring too!  Be sure to follow Lisa’s YouTube channel for all her videos and inspiration!

Recreated Lisa's Spring Makeup Look!

Recreated Lisa’s Spring Makeup Look!

You can shop these spring fashion trends and the products used at  Want to get it all for 40%!?!  Sign up for the Avon Opportunity and get 40% off your first order!

Get The Look – Wine With Everything

You might remember I promised my makeup look from my wine look last week… (check it here)… well, as promised here’s the how to on a fall friendly makeup look with a wine lip!

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

For this look I followed the steps created by Jamie Greenberg mark. makeup artist and makeup artist to the stars (ahem did you see the look Jamie did for Kaley Cuoco at the Emmy’s!).  When mark. does a facechart like this it is super easy to recreate the looks.  You can see exactly which product to use and where.  To recreate this at home just download the facechart and if you need to, pick up the exact products used at my eBoutique.

Face Chart:  Wine With Everything

Face Chart: Wine With Everything

BONUS:  Check the video with Jamie Greenberg on how to achieve that perfect wine lip!

Obviously it looks better on the model, but this really is a great look for fall and an easy eye to wear with a bold lip.  PLUS ending today at all wine lip shades are HALF OFF!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE that’s on any order size, so shop the list below to get this look!

Get The Look:  Wine With Everything

Get The Look: Wine With Everything

Shopping List:

Got The Goods ($18)

Bronze Pro ($13)

That’s Brilliant ($14)

i-mark in Plum Velvet ($7) and Tobac ($7)

Brow Factor Gel ($6.50)

Lash All You Want Mascara in Wine ($11)

Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11)

Lipclick in Hot and Spicy ($11)

Full Service 5-Piece Pro Brush Kit ($28)

Shop the list at and get FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE and get wine lip shades at 50% off!  Promos end at midnight so get on it!

My Wine With Everything Look

My Wine With Everything Look


Get The Look: Ashley Green’s Cover Look & mark. Early Fall Releases

Here’s what I don’t like about this time of year… back to school!  I’m years out of school and I still get a little depressed seeing all the commercials and ads.  Just bringing to my attention the end of lazy summer days, swimming, bare feet, heat and all things summer.  However, what I do like about this time of year is the excitement of a new season!  I do love fall (even if I love summer more) all the holidays, crisp air, leaves changing, football, fall activites, etc… And I like all the new fall releases even better!  My window shopping (or virtual window shopping) desires are so beyond met with all the fall releases and this year it seems like all my favorite styles are majorly on trend!

mark. is no exception with the public release of their early fall collection on the 10th, I’ve been obsessing over the new beauty and fashion.  That’s another good thing about the changing season, everyones ready for a new look… hair, makeup, fashion!  With mark.’s early fall collection they did a great job with items that you can wear now with your end of summer looks and easily transition into fall.  Since I literally love ALL of it I’m going to first highlight the pieces that were not obviously my style but allowed me to switch up my usual.  And I’m so obsessed I have to share!

Ashley Green's Cover Look

Ashley Green’s Cover Look

When I saw an early sneak peek at this cover my eyes were in awe!  The messy bun, the perfect face with a bold lip, the earthy accessories… not to mention the burgundy top and opaque pale nails!  (sidenote:  I’m SO calling burgundy/berry/oxblood/maroon as the IT color for fall).  Had to have it.  Got it.  Obsessing over it.  Now let’s analyze it, starting with my favorite piece of the whole look… the Green Piece Earrings and Ring Me Up Stretch Ring!

Green Piece Earrings and Perfect Stretch Ring

Green Piece Earrings and Ring Me Up Stretch Ring

I find myself reaching for both these daily!  They go with a lot surprisingly!  Especially since I wear a lot of black, these are enough of a statement to dress up even the most basic but not too flashy they’re not daytime appropriate.  Plus they’re expertly detailed, interesting and different… not going to find them at your run of the mill shopping center.  In this picture I’m also wearing the Triple Sparkle Necklace ($18) layered with the m.Powerment Power Of Change Necklace set ($28).  You can get these necklaces along with the Green Piece Earrings ($18) and Ring Me Up Stretch ring ($16) at my eBoutique:

The boho accessories with a LBD

The boho accessories with a LBD

Since these accessories are a little on the boho side I of course had to work them into my style.  I’ve been wearing the earrings and ring with perfect companions of the In The Mix Bracelets ($22) and Borrowed From The Boys Watch (Orig $40 now $24.99).  I’ve worn this watch to death this summer and I’m happy to say its now on clearance for your shopping pleasure at Then of course I had to get new shoes to go with my new found loves.  Shoedazzle came through ONCE AGAIN!  Seriously, if you aren’t a member of Shoedazzle then you’re missing out… everything is $39.95!  Do yourself a favor a sign up and do me a favor by doing it through my referral link:

Here’s a closer look at the In The Mix Bracelets (click here)… which I’ve also been wearing non stop with their mixed metal trend and stretch weave styling!

Now back to the cover look, her makeup!  Also released with the early fall collection was new beauty including new formula and shades of our ever so popular i-marks ($7) and introducing a new lip crayon, Make It Rich ($11).  The formula on both of these is nothing short of amazing.  The i-marks go on SO smoothly and are really pigmented, plus you can apply dry or wet for even more intense color.  The Make It Rich Lip Crayons are the perfect mix of a lip stick, balm and gloss.  They go on perfectly and smooth and have some serious lasting power.  Available in 6 very wearable shades… that cover look… that’s Make It Rich in Royal.  Gorgeous right!?!  Lucky for us all mark.girl tv posted a tutorial on how to achieve this look with mark. makeup artist Mai Quynh.   You can shop all the products used to create this look at my as well!


This is just the start of my mark. fall release reviews and postings.  This post was long enough as it is!  So in the mean time you can check out all the new arrivals at my eBoutique:



Get The Look – Violet Femme

With the Night Iris Capsule Collection launch this month I’ve been in a whirl of spring… and I had grand intentions of sweeping you up in the scent of the season and the capsule collection it inspired.  However real life got in the way… so I promised a week of night iris-tasctic tips and looks and fell short on it.  So here’s a super FABULOUS post of all things Violet Femme to inspire your spring and a MAJOR promo to make up for it.

First, lets start things off right with your makeup look.  Make a bold statement this month with pretty pinks, powerful purples and liberating lilacs.

Get The Look Violet Femme

Get The Look Violet Femme

  • FACE: Apply get a tint in a complementary shade all over the face.

This look is way more wearable than you think and VERY easy to achieve.  Watch the tutorial by mark. makeup artist  Mai to see how you can achieve the Violet Femme look.  To make it EVEN easier for you, download the face chart to print out so you can have it by your side to follow along while applying your look.  Download the VIOLET FEMME FACE CHART here.

Captivate in a soft wash of color or glow in full-on indigo girl gorgeousness.  Find your way to femme with limited-edition shades from the mark. Night Iris collection.  All these products can be bought online at my eBoutique <http://ahessinger.mymarkstore> or directly through me at:  aliciah.mentorassistant at

Now here’s for the promo… if you saw my previous post you saw that with any $40 purchase you’ll get 2 FREE Hand It Over Super Moisture Hand Cream in BOTH Lemon Sugar and Pear Blossom.  PLUS if you purchase any of the products from the Night Iris Capsule Collection (including all the products mentioned in this post) you’ll get a FREE mark. Maven Bag from me filled with deluxe samples and product!  (What’s a mark. Maven Bag? — think birch box meets glam bag meets mark!!!)

Be sure to use promo code SPRING 12 to get your FREE Hand It Over hand creams while shopping at or order directly from me at aliciah.mentorassistant at  — (might be an extra maven bag product if you order directly from me!  wink wink**)  Happy shopping!!!