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Mid Month Makeover – $100 To Update Your September

“Do you remember the 21st night of September?  Love was changing the minds of pretenders.  While chasing the clouds away”… who doesn’t sing a little Earth Wind and Fire come September?  September is kinda like a re-fresh with everything back to school and fall-tastic, so here’s my picks on what to refresh your September with and only spending $100 because let’s face it all these fun fall activities add up!

Mid Month Makeover - $100 To Update Your September

Mid Month Makeover – $100 To Update Your September

mark. Sweat Equity Dress $40 – So this is a deep dark navy sweatshirt dress with a textured houndstooth pattern… why is it my top pick?  Not just because it’s houndstooth but it’s a super versatile item for September.  Wear it as a dress as the weather still a little warm with a suede sandal, a flat or a pair of chucks for weekend.  Then as it cools down switch to a bootie or boot and as it gets even colder layer it with leggings or tights or even a collard shirt for a tailored look.  All while being extremely soft and comfy in a sweatshirt dress!  Navy is a little more chic and unexpected from your normal black, but because it’s so dark it will look really nice paired against black.

mark. sweat equity dress

mark. sweat equity dress

mark. Buckled In Tote $44 – Everyone needs a good fall bag and basic black is always a good decision.  I like this one because it’s big enough to fit everything you need to go from work to weeked and can even double as a travel bag while still not being TOO big.  It rests easy on the shoulder, has a crucial functional zip pocket on the outside  and fun details with the buckles.  Plus the material is really easy to clean.

mark. buckled in tote

mark. buckled in tote

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars $16 – Just like switching up your wardrobe you need to switch up your makeup for the fall too.  You’re coming off of your summer glow so the warm bronzes, golds and peaches in this set are prefect.  Plus it’s a multitasker, one product for eyes, bronzer and highlighter and will pair perfectly with a fall lip no matter if you go berry, vampy or nude.  See how to use this product to strobe here and a golden look here.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. All Bundled Up FREE with a $45 purchase (a $30 value) – Now through Sept. 17th you can bet a mark. All Bundled Up Set FREE with your purchase so if you buy the items above you’ll get this, which is the perfect fall switch up for your scent.  Check my review here.

mark. all bundled up

mark. all bundled up

So we have the mark. Sweat Equity dress at $40, the Buckled In Tote for $44 and the Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars at $16, hitting $100 on the dot with a FREE gift of the All Bundled Up!  However, if you have some extra wiggle room my next pick is some fall booties!  I really like the matching bootie to the Buckled In Tote the mark. Right In Step Booties, you’ll see this shape on everyone this fall!  You can shop all the items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger as well as all the new fall arrivals to update your September!

mark. right instep ankle boot

mark. right instep ankle boot

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold!  Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Who else is finding themselves in full on Olympic binge mode!?  I’ve always been a sports person but the Olympics are special!  I find myself yelling at Michael Phelps through the tv GO GO GO even though I’ve never watched or attended a swim meet in my life!  It’s a magical, inspiring time for the world!  And it’s also inspiring my makeup!  What’s better than going for the gold for an August makeup look?  Here’s my gold medal winning products for a gold… or bronze… look:

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

For the eye’s I’m loving mark. On the Dot Pallet in Neutral.  The perfect combo of bronzes and golds and even some with cool purply tones too!  Go bold and smokey and light and glimmering either way this pallet as you covered.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

For face the new mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars are the best summer makeup multi-tasker!  Sweep it on as your bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one!  See my strobing post to see how to achieve a simple contoured look with it!

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

These are what I’ve been loving for my own every day, but can we take a minute and comment on the great beauty from the Olympics! Winning gold is Simone’s ombre red white and blue glitter liner!  Winning silver would be our female swimmers with their killer red white and blue manis!  Besides killing it in the pool I’ve noticed all their nails at all the events!  Finally, coming in for bronze would be Gabby’s deep plum lipstick!  Super unexpected, super awesome!

Gold:  Simone's Glittery Liner

Gold: Simone’s Glittery Liner

Silver:  Olympic Mani's

Silver: Olympic Mani’s

Bronze:  Gabby's Deep Lipstick

Bronze: Gabby’s Deep Lipstick

What’s are you loving from the Olympics!?  You can shop the mark. On The Dot Pallet and Touch and Glow shimmer bars at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the awesome promos going on this week!

August 13-20:  FREE Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 with any $45+ order Use code: SPF

August 16-17: Savor the summer and soak up the savings with up to 60% off makeup, skin care and more! No code needed.

August 18: Get free shipping with your order of $25 or more! Use code: FREE25

August 19: Flash sale! Save 30% on select products. No code needed.

 

Makeup Monday: How To Master Strobing In 3 Steps

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes

Strobing: to use shimmery makeup to illuminate facial features where light would naturally hit

AKA a really easy way to achieve contour like effects!  It’s actually really easy, easy as 1 – 2 – 3!  3 key products in 3 easy steps and you’ll be a strobing master in no time!

Word On What To Use:

3 Key Tools Needed For Strobing

3 Key Products Needed For Strobing

Start with an illuminating product like mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes.  This is the newest addition to the Touch and Glow lineup from mark. and with it’s warm bronzy tones it’s perfect for strobing!  Next you’ll need 2 tools, the angled Kabuki Brush and the Shadow Brush from mark.

3 Step Strobing:

Step 1

Step 1

After swirling the kabuki brush in all the shades place the brush at top of the cheekbones and sweep shimmer upward to the temples.

Step 2

Step 2

Next, sweep shimmer down the center of the nose and chin.

Step 3

Step 3

Finally using a smaller brush (the eyeshadow brush), sweep shimmer along the brow bones and outline the cupid’s bow to highlight the lips.  That’s it!  3 easy steps that illuminate your face giving you that contoured effect with only using 1 product and 2 tool!

Strobing 101 Success!

Strobing 101 Success!

To shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars, angled kabuki brush and eyeshadow brush head over to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check out the current promo codes going on through the 15th!

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

August 8: Summer skin care savings! Receive up to 50% off on select products. No code needed.

August 9: Free shipping with any order of $25 or more! Use code: FS25

August 10-11: Get an 8-piece sample set gift with any purchase of $50 or more! Use code: TRYIT

August 12-14: The big event! The more you buy, the more you save.

August 15: Celebrate National Relaxation Day! Get the Perfectly Purifying 3-piece set with any order of $45 or more. Use code: RELAX