marrakesh

Take an Instant Vacation to Marrakesh

I’m not sure about you, but it’s not even officially summer yet and I’m already in desperate need of a summer vacation!  Since that’s not happening anytime soon I’m forced to take an instant vacation… WITH THE mark. INSTANT VACATION MARRAKESH CAPSULE COLLECTION!  Alright, so not exactly the same thing, but this capsule collection has everything you need to be instantly chic on a real vacation or for a more realistic stay-cation.

If this total look doesn’t put your mind instantly in vacation mode then I don’t know what will!

mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh Total Look

mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh Total Look

This look is definitely not something I normally would pick out or wear BUT after seeing it so effortlessly on others and after falling in love with the complete thought behind this capsule collection I had to jump out of my black and white box.  So glad I did because this look is the PERFECT summer look!  Especially for summer BBQ’s because its flowy fit allows for big meals 😉 wink wink!  My total look all can be purchased at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and consists of the Exotic Ease Maxi Dress ($34), Mesh Together Necklace ($28), Big Mix Up Bracelets ($20), Take Your Time Watch ($40), Swing By Earrings ($18), Stack and Style Rings ($18) and the Stand Back Heels ($38).  (The orange belt is part of the Belt Trio from mark. that’s been in and out of the sale section at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Exotic Makeup with the Marrakesh Collection

Exotic Makeup with the Marrakesh Collection

To take it to total look level have to do exotic inspired makeup!  I used the Instant Vacation Marrakesh beauty products to create my look.  Really its all about the eyes with this look!  If you remember, I already introduced the Marrakesh collection beauty here, so I used those same products and created a more dramatic look.  I used the Exotic Eye Trio ($14) with the gold shade all over my lid, followed with the green shade on the outer edge with empahsis in the crease and the orangey shade just on the outside corner above the green shade.  To line the eyes I used the included brush, wet it, then lined the top lashes and tightlined my bottom waterline.  Who would of thought eyeshadow could make this dramatic of a line!?!  This formula wet is FANTASTIC and really brings out the gold.  To finish off the eyes I used a thin line of Get In Line in Painted Black on top and a coat of Lash Act in Blackest Black. I highlighted my cheeks and eyebrow bone with the Exotic Beauty Face Mosaic Pallet ($16).   I used a bit of Bronze Pro on my cheeks just for definition since the look is focused on the eyes and a nude lip.  All the products used are available at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Exotic Eyes and Beach Waves with mark.

Exotic Eyes and Beach Waves with mark.

To complete the look beach waves were DEFINITELY in order!  On wet hair I just scrunched away with mark. Curl Commander Curl and Wave Defining Gel ($16) and a few spritzes of Curl to Curl  Reactivate and Define Mist ($14).  Then through out the day if things start to get frizzy or messy just spray some more Curl to Curl and scrunch.  If things get really bad, wet hands and scrunch, repeat as many times as necessary.  This is seriously the easiest way to get beach waves I’ve found, and the most successful!  You can get Curl Commander and Curl to Curl at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Follow it all up with a few sprays of the Instant Vacation Marrakesh Fragrance and you’re all set!  Since I’m not taking a real vacation anytime soon, I’m taking an Instant Vacation with this look!  Plan an awesome stay-cation by the pool, lake, beach, etc… or even just in the back yard.  Take the Marrakesh theme a step further and have a bbq complete with exotic foods, floor pillows, candle light or a bon fire/fire pit and some of your favorite people.  Put yourself in vacation mode… especially since you’ll already look the part!

Week O’Nautical – Instant Vacation Marrakesh

Happy Memorial Day!  The unofficial kickoff to summer and the unofficial kickoff to wearing white pants… who are we kidding I wear white year round but now I can do it without a second thought!

The long weekend is perfect for my favorite nautical combination, white and gold!  It’s also perfect for taking an instant vacation to Marrakesh with the mark. capsule collection!  I combined a few of my favorite pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh Collection with some crisp white basics to create a weekend friendly look!

Instant Vacation Marrakesh White and Gold Look

Instant Vacation Marrakesh White and Gold Look

The mark. Tank You Knit Top ($28) is the perfect soft gold knit with a shimmery silver accent.  It’s super soft and the loose knit looks super cute over a white cami and white jeans.  The tank is a the perfect canvas for the Mesh Together Necklace ($26) and Swing By earrings ($18)also from the mark. Instant Vacation Marrakesh collection.

mark. Mesh Together Necklace and Swing By Earrings

mark. Mesh Together Necklace and Swing By Earrings

To complete the look I added the Wedge Right In Wedges ($34).  The have a fun print design on the wedges that play off an exotic design but comfy enough to wear to your backyard bbq.  Add the Stack and Style Rings ($18) and you’re all set!  Perfect look for whatever the weekend throws at you!

White and Gold Total Look with mark.

White and Gold Total Look with mark.

 

mark. Tank You Knit Tank Sparkling Details

mark. Tank You Knit Tank Sparkling Details

What did you do this long weekend?  Or more importantly, what did you wear!?!  Did you get some nautical inspiration from my previous posts?

You can shop the Tank You Knit Top, Mesh Together Necklace, Swing By Earrings, Stack and Style Rings and Wedge Right In Sandals all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND GET FREE SHIPPING TODAY!  (With promo code MDANY) Happy Memorial Day!

Nailed It – Instant Vacation Marrakesh

I already  introduced you to the limited edition Marrakesh beauty collection but I left out one major beauty component, the nail polish!!!  Of course this is my favorite, the Nailed It Trend Marrakesh Mini Nail Lacquers.  With nails being the hottest trend around, these gorgeous shades of Marrakesh take yours to an exotic new place! Saffron, a glistening warm gold, will add spice to your look while mint tea, a lush, shimmering green, warms up any ensemble.

mark. Marrakesh Nailed It and Stack and Style Ring

mark. Marrakesh Nailed It and Stack and Style Ring

What I love the most about this duo set is they are mini’s, only 0.09 fl. oz. each so for a small price ($7) you get just enough to last you a season then on to the next trend.  I HATE wasting polish and this is the perfect amount.  AND in coordinating shades your mani pedi setup is already figured out or do what I did and wear the coordinating shades together.  I wore the gold shade on my thumb, pointer and pinky then the green shade on my ring and middle then freehanded a stripe of gold on top of the green.  The mini brush make it super easy.

How awesome does the Stack and Style Ring ($18) look with this polish!?!  I love how expertly coordinated the Marrakesh collection is!  You can shop the ring, polish and the rest of the Marrakesh collection at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Instant Vacation – Marrakesh Capsule Collection

mark. did it again… another year another capsule collection that magically transports you to a destination hotspot with one expertly cohesive collection of beauty, fashion and fragrance!  This year we’re going to Marrakesh!!!  And this year’s destination collection doesn’t disappoint!  It has everything you need to create an exotic look that’s full of shimmer and spice!

All week I’ll be highlighting my favorites from this collection and show you its beauty and versatility!  I’m going to start with the limited edition Marrakesh color collection, gold-laced Marrakesh-inspired shades of saffron, curry and cardamom!

Exotic Hues Eyeshadow Trio

Exotic Hues Eyeshadow Trio

Exotic Beauty Face Mosaic

Exotic Beauty Face Mosaic

Get The Look: Shimmer and Spice

Get The Look: Shimmer and Spice

 

 

Get the look with Exotic Hues Eye Trio ($14) I used the Gold and Saffron shades mixed together as my base shade, then wet the included brush and use the green shade to line your eyes. Use the Exotic Beauty Face Mosaics ($16) in the corners of eyes and at the brow bone. Also use the Exotic Beauty Face Mosaic on the highest part of your cheekbones. I also used Bronze pro ($12) in the hallows of my cheeks and Just Blushing in After Glow ($9) on the apples of my cheeks. For lips use Make It Rich in Naturalist ($11). Finish with Lash Act ($12)on Lashes, a spritz of the Marrakesh Instant Vacation Fragrance ($24) and add The Swing By Earrings ($18) and Mesh Together Necklace ($26).  A true highlight of the collection is the Marrakesh Instant Vacation Fragrance!

Marrakesh Instant Vacation Fragrance

Marrakesh Instant Vacation Fragrance

Shop the products used:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com which got itself a Marrekesh themed makeover!