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Makeup Monday – mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday:  mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday: mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Switching pace from mani Monday to makeup Monday to talk about the all new, limited edition mark. Maui Bliss color collection. With each mark. Instant Vacation capsule collection they always include beauty items that represent the destination perfectly.  This year, included in the collection, is an eye shadow pallet, a bronzer, nail polish and a brush set.  All perfectly themed out and in travel friendly sizes!  Let’s take a closer look:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow compact:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

With shades inspired b a lush tropical paradise, this mirrored mini palette packs a stunning punch.

Paradise Inspired Shades

Paradise Inspired Shades

Word Of Alicia:  They did a similar pallet in the fall of 2013 and it’s one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products, so when I saw they did a summer version in paradise inspired shades I was super excited!  The beige shades are very similar to that fall pallet and great base shades that work well for a clean summer eye when wearing alone.  The teal is updated for summer that works really well in the crease and as a liner.  Purple is always my punch color in the summer and the coral shade is perfect as a transition shade or in the center of the lid.  I really like how this compact is really compact and priced really nice at $10.  You’ll throw this in your bag for every summer vaca and it will be all you need!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers:

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

No salon, no uv light curing – just high-impact, gel-like shine in two limited-edition shades; Cloud 9, a heavenly white and Hula, a hip-swaying lavender.

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Word Of Alicia:  Think of that vintage Hawaiian print poster, these 2 colors are the perfect representation of that.  I love wearing whites in the summer on my toes and the purple is muted enough to be your go to.  I’m excited to do some fun nail art with these but the formula is so great that just a single swipe is self leveling, pigmented and super glossy!

 

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer:

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Get the gorgeous glow of Maui’s incredible magic hour instantly with this bronzer featuring shimmering rays that illuminate and brighten all skin tones.

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia:  Definitely a personal favorite for summer, bronzer!  So much it got it’s own review.  Check it out here.  But if you like Benefit Hula Bronzer you’ll love this for half the cost.  After that shimmer on the top is used it’s a matte bronzer identical to hula.

 

mark. Take Five 5-piece Brush Set:

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

Whether you’re off to a major Maui vacay or simply to your workday, this travel-size kit holds all your essential brushes for making up or touching up.

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set!

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set! – and there’s a peek at Hula on my thumb 🙂

Word Of Alicia:  For someone who 8 times out of 10 is doing her makeup on the way to wherever a really good travel brush set is a lifesaver.  This one has the perfect pieces for my life.  Something for my bronzer/blush and highlighter and the right eye brushes to get that crease, blending and the perfect cat eye.  Plus its super pretty in the gold case.  This set makes everything above worth it.

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

Be a Maui Beauty!  It’s BLISSFULLY easy with the limited edition Maui Bliss Color Collection.  (see what they did there!? haha).   But seriously I’ve been waiting for a color collection worth my hard earned dollars from mark. and this is it.  You can shop it and the entire Maui Bliss collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and check out the current promos going on here.

Get The Look:  Maui Beauty

Get The Look: Maui Beauty

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Nailed It: mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

Mani Monday going up on a Tuesday… I don’t think that phrase will ever get old to me… mainly because I’m always doing today what I needed to do yesterday… but anyways, it’s spring mani mode up in here!  Luckily I got this mark. Nailed It Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers to freshen up my mani options with a fresh mint and steely grey!

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

mark. released it’s newest Nailed It Duo set that I absolutely adore for spring!  The two shades Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia are totally unique and perfect for transitioning into spring and beyond.  They are shimmers with a metallic matte finish, which you could easily top with a topcoat for that shimmer to really show through.  I personally really loved the matte finish, it just felt really different than anything I’ve worn lately.

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green thumb is so pretty to me.  It’s more of a sea foam, a little retro a little modern.  I just love it!  Plus I love wearing this color in March as we lead up to St. Patrick’s day with all things in shades of green.  Steel Magnolia is a really good metallic too!  I will wear these both by themselves and together for a lot of different looks.  It’s one of those pairings really worth having in your stash.

Accent Nail:  Jamberry Silver Chevron

Accent Nail: Jamberry Silver Chevron

Since I’ve been loving mixed mani’s lately I used another Jamberry wrap as my accent nail, this time in silver chevron.  It has a clear base so you can put it over a colored polish for a really fun look.  I really like it over Green Thumb, it really ties the look together!

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

I’m really obsessing over these shades, probably one of my more favorite Nailed It Duo‘s from mark.!  And they’re only $7 for the pair!  You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo’s at by eBoutique.  If you’re interested in Jamberry you can get this wrap here.  In addition as today is International Women’s Day a special FREE GIFT with any $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I would love this little number to stash in my purse, I love the double zippered pouches!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

Mani Monday: Icy Mani

Mani Monday:  Icy

Mani Monday: Icy

It’s just another mani Monday. I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday… so far this mani is the only thing good about this January Monday.  Today my January nails are still wintery but lighten up a bit with icy shades.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

For this week’s mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, Iced (the mint and silver) and my December hostess exclusive wrap (grey floral) with an accent nail in mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog.

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

I could not be more please with the application of these Jamberry wraps.  I used the baggie method but I really think even without it they still would of went on flawless.  The new gel finish to the mark. Nailed It‘s are in that same flawless boat (last seen here and here).  Which made my Sunday a super funday doing this mani while watching NFL playoffs and UFC fights!

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

January always has that icy feel regardless if it’s icy weather or not so I felt an icy mani is just the right fit for week 3 of 52 awesome weeks of mani’s in 2016!  See my first 2 here and here!  What are your nails wearing in January?

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

 

 

 

Nailed It: Christmas Eve Mani

Christmas Eve will find you…

Christmas Eve Mani

Christmas Eve Mani

For my Christmas mani this year I used a Jamberry wrap in Tannenbaum which recreates Christmas tree lights on a dark Christmas night.  So that means I needed to add an abstract Christmas tree using mark. Nailed It Gel Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum.  With my fierce mark. Ready To Pounce Ring I’m ready for Christmas!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Christmas Nail Twinkles

Christmas Nail Twinkles

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

You can shop the Nailed It Duo and ring at my eBoutique here and ending today get a FREE jewelry set!  Hope your Christmas is merry and bright!

Nailed It: mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Trend Mini Nail Lacquers in Futbol Blue and Palermo Purple

Nailed It Duo Buenos Aires Vibe ($7)

Nailed It Duo Buenos Aires Vibe ($7)

You guys!!! There’s a lot of excitement from the Buenos Aires Vibe capsule collection release in the world of Alicia… I mean a jumpsuit! a coral ombre clutch! a reversible dress! a fedora with interchangeable bands! etc… etc…  With all that excitement I kinda just glazed over these mark. Nailed It polishes. BUT. YOU. GUYS! mark. put out a holy mecca of nail polishes, a halo!!! That’s right a halo! Not only just a halo like many have tried in the past… but a most perfect halo that actually delivers the true definition of a halo.

Futbol Blue and Palermo Purple

Futbol Blue and Palermo Purple

For those of you not as obsessed about nail polish as myself, a halo is the most perfect polish that contains the most perfectly embedded adult holographic sparkle. THIS is a halo. Palermo Purple from the mark. Nailed It Duo.

Palermo Purple the PERFECT Halo Polish

Palermo Purple the PERFECT Halo Polish

Palermo Purple the PERFECT Halo Polish

Palermo Purple the PERFECT Halo Polish

Not only is it a halo, but it’s also in a perfect purple shade. Not too bold that you feel a little weird wearing it to work. Not too dark that it doesn’t show the halo and not too light that it doesn’t flatter.

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mark. Nailed It Duo Trend Mini Polishes

mark. Nailed It Duo Trend Mini Polishes

It’s so hard to capture this sparkly goodness but it’s there I promise you.  Paired with the purple is the Futbol Blue a bright metallic cobalt blue, which looks amazing on the toes for summer.  I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, mini bottles are the way to go.  You get about 10 uses out of each bottle (use = 10 fingers/toes), even though I seem to get a bit more than that.  But it’s just enough to get you through the season before you’re on to the next trend.

Halo Polish Awesomeness

Halo Polish Awesomeness

I like that these shades are vibrant enough for summer but also work year round.  At $7 a pop these are a great little find to treat yourself with.  They also pair perfectly with my summer clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch).

Summer Nails With The Summer Clutch

Summer Nails With The Summer Clutch

Up close and personal!

Up close and personal! (to view the embedded sparkle!)

The mark. Nailed It Mini Trend Lacquers are part of the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe capsule collection.  The beauty release is just as good as the fun boxes it comes in!  Check out the full beauty collection along with the fun fashion pieces that will make you summer instantly better at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code WELCOME for 20% off your order!

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

12 Mani’s of Christmas

So many Christmas nail ideas, so little time! Only a week until Christmas, so even if I do a new nail look everyday I still couldn’t fit in thislist! Lucky for me some of these work great for New Year’s and beyond!  In no particular order, let’s count them down… 12 drummers drumming…err…

12.  Classic bright red.  

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Sometimes perfect bright classic red is all your nails need.  The perfect red for me this year is the mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter.  Creamy, bright and pure holiday excellence.  See it on here.

11.  Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

For my holiday party this weekend I’ll be wearing these Avon Nail Art Design French Tips in Let It Snow and using them again in Tartan for Christmas Eve!  All you do is use your favorite shade as your base.  Then apply the nail art strip after it’s dried.  Place it higher on the nail if you want a typical french tip look or lower to show just a little for a half moon mani look.  Could even just use these just as an accent nail.  Either way they’re fun and festive and a level of detailed design I could never do on own!  Aaaaand they’ve been marked down to $2.99 so take advantage of that free 2-day shipping and get these NOW!  (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

10.  Nude with gold tips.

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

This is just too pretty!  To recreate the look go with a nude that’s a little more on the pink side and make your gold french tips super slim.  Try Essie Penny Talk for the tips!

9.  DIY Buffalo Plaid

DIY Buffalo Plaid

DIY Buffalo Plaid

Easy enough to recreate after seeing the tutorial over at http://petitepeinture.com/julep-holiday-tartan-tutorial  Obviously I’ve been having a plaid moment this fall/winter!

8.  Jackie from Living After Midnight’s Snowman Mani

Living After Midnite:  Snowman Nails

Living After Midnite: Snowman Nails

My Wear and Share partner in crime, Jackie over at Living After Midnight, showed us her KILLER snowman mani.  Not only is this guy super festive, it’s great in snowy January as well!  I’m LOVING it paired with her striped top and emerald jewels too!

7.  Green and gold.

Green and Gold Mani

Green and Gold Mani

Go to the other end of the Christmas color spectrum with a deep green polish topped with some gold glitter.  Try Essie Stylenomics with Essie LuxeEffects in Rock At The Top.

6.  Snowy White

Glistening Snowy Nails with Avon Iceberg White and Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times (with and w/o flash)

Glistening Snowy Nails with Avon Iceberg White and Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times (with and w/o flash)

Our friends over at Sealaura already showed us how chic an all white mani can be, but let’s step it up a notch with a snowy white look!  Top Avon’s Gel Finish in Iceberg White with Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times for a glistening snowy white look… and maybe if you want, do a red accent nail like I did!

5.  Santa Nail Art!

Santa Nail Art

Santa Nail Art

This one looks easy enough to recreate!  Basically do a red nail with white french tip.  Where they meet draw a thin line in silver.  (Try using an old liquid eyeliner brush to get a super thin line!)  To do your Santa accent nail start by doing the beard first.  Let that dry, then do the red santa hat by just making a thick line.  After that dries, make small dots in a row for the top of the hat.  Dot on black eyes (try using a toothpick) and the nose and you’re done!  Seal it all with a topcoat!

4.  Blue Christmas – Avon Gel Finish Winter 2014 Shades

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

For your non-typical holiday mani I’m loving these shades from Avon.  You already know I’ve been digging Iceberg White, but Inked Out and Alaska (now only $4.99!) are also perfect wintery shades.  Blue for the holidays has become a favorite and not just for Hanukkah!  If you want to make it a little more festive, top it with a silver glitter topcoat.

3.  Gold Stripes with Julep December Box:  Classic With A Twist

Julep Maven December Box - Classic With A Twist

Julep Maven December Box – Classic With A Twist

Julep always has the perfectly paired offering with their monthly box selections.  For December I went with the Classic With A Twist selection featuring Sienna and Ilga from the Count It Down collection.  I also added on the striping tape for a little holiday nail art.  This is the perfect set for the work week leading up to Christmas!

2. Presents

Presents!!!

Presents!!!

Create cute little presents on your nails with some striping tape and a bow decal or just paint it on with two stripes and a bow!  Bonus points if you can do that awesome tree!

1.  Fair Isle Nails 

Fair Isle Nails

Fair Isle Nails

Now this might be for the advanced but it’s like a Christmas sweater for your nails!  How festive and cozy!

 

And a partridge in a pear tree…

 

Nailed It: mark. Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers in Firestarter & Hot Coal

The perfect gift to give and get is nail polish!  It can be a simple stocking stuffer or paired with a larger gift like leather gloves and/or a spa gift certificate.  Either way this time of the year there are tons of holiday-tastic options, my pick, the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) in Firestarter and Hot Coal.

Nailed It:  Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Nailed It: Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Why I love this little duo is because for a super affordable price you get 2 trendy nail lacquers to mix and match all holiday season.  I love that it comes with a classic red (Firestarter) and a more trendy grey with an internal gold shimmer (Hot Coal).

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mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

So basically one little set gives you endless options.  Here I wore Hot Coal with Firestarter as an accent.  But I’ve also worn Firestarter by itself with a super shiny topcoat and Hot Coal with a fun gold glitter diagonal tips!  Perfect manis for both Christmas and New Years Eve!

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

So if you’re looking for a little something to round out your holiday shopping or to round out your holiday looks pick up the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Maybe match it to your lipstick like the Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby (now $5.99!)

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

 

BONUS!  If you’re following our 10 days of deals get the Avon Lip Set FOR FREE with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to check back every day for the next 6 deals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pops Of Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

Hello sunshine.  Hello warmer temps.  Hello springtime!  Spring is springing up all over the joint, including on me!

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Chambray Top – Loft Outlet.  Skirt – H&M.  Pumps – Brooks Brothers.  Necklace, Bracelets, Ring and Nail Polish – mark.

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Pop of m.Powerment!  The “Mighty Pretty” enamel bangle I’m wearing is not only the perfect pop of spring color to my look but it also stands for something!

m.powerment by mark.* is our philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. So far, more than $1 million has been raised to benefi t education and prevention programs in communities across the country. 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the mighty pretty m.powerment bracelet ($20.92) is donated directly to this initiative.

Get yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop of Buds, Blooms and Leaves

Pop of Sunshine through Buds, Blooms and Leaves

 

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

You might of already got a sneak peek at this look on the mark. girl official facebook page and pinterest (or my own facebook page and pinterest) but when asked to wear mark. our way, we said, EASY!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I have been doing it from the start and bringing it your way with our Wear And Share Wednesday posts!  So this week we planned both our outfits around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Stunning statement necklace in black and gold (which we know I’m LOVING) with details that’s out of this world and perfect for fall and holiday!

Wear It My Way - Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear It My Way – Go For Baroque Necklace

We already know that in the world of alicia #blackandgold is trending hardcore so when planning an outfit around this necklace you know I went full on black and gold!  I started with the mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These are basically a super comfy black leggings with a gorgeous gold sheen.  Seriously, these are going to be your go to for the holiday season, comfy warm and still know how to party!  (and they’re substantial in fabric so you can wear them as real pants) You can dress them up or down… like here I elected to make my outfit more casual with an off the shoulder tee with gold button detailing from The Limited.  A big shout out to the bff Nicki who gifted me this perfect wardrobe staple for my birthday!  She knows what’s up!

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32)

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Because I was going with a more easy look and really wanted to feature this mark. Go For Baroque Necklace I didn’t need much else in the accessories department.  I’m wearing my peeptoe booties from Steve Madden (old, but try the Modern Peep Toe Bootie from Avon) and the mark. Oh Couture Handbag ($38 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and simple green and gold studs from the mark. Hoops and Studs Earrings Set (set of 3 $22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Also wearing the mark. Perfect Timing Watch that’s coming to clearance soon!  (taking pre-orders on the sale price so hit me up)

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet ($10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

What I’m really loving about the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace is its amazing detailing.  This guy is really all you need for your holiday looks.  Pair it with a tee like I did or your favorite sweater or blouse, it really goes with everything!  Like how Jackie paired with a colorful printed dress which is totally opposite of my white tee.  I really like this look for Thanksgiving, it’s casually luxe!  I think I’ll repeat this for my night out before Thanksgiving…. turkey eve!  The biggest night of the year to go out 🙂  Only I for sure will need a jacket, maybe the mark. All Good Points Jacket (last seen here!) or even a cute leather (or faux leather) jacket.

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

So this is how I wear the newest offerings from mark. for fall and holiday, check out Jackie’s full post on how she wears it over at Living After Midnight.  If you pick one piece to glam up your holiday I highly recommend it being the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger).  I’ve really worn it non stop, and it’s that amazing that it’s all you really need!

How I Wear It - mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

How I Wear It – mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

PS:  Totally rocking my mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene (last seen here) to complete the total look, can’t really tell but it’s there, I promise!  Totally worth the $7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger