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Go Glam For The Holidays – FOR FREE!!!

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

How would you like a celebrity makeup artist to create a timeless glam makeup look for all your holiday functions and get all the products she used for free!?! Sounds like a Christmas wish… well, just call me Santa Clause because that’s exactly what I have for you!  First watch this tutorial, then read on to see the details and how you can get it for free!

Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Anderson created this holiday party ready look.  This look is an easy way to get a metallic eye, glowing skin and a classic red lip perfect for any holiday party occasion.

Lauren Anderson's Product Picks!

Lauren Anderson’s Product Picks!

Start the holiday look with Avon Mega Metals Cream Eyeshadow in Copper Metallic and apply all over the eye lids. Then use the #3 shade from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Truth and blend into the crease. To create a gold metallic look, add the #4 shadow shade from the quad and pack the color on the lids. You can also take the same #4 gold eyeshadow shade and apply under the eyes. Finish the eyes with Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara in black on the top and bottom lashes.

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

To warm up the complexion and create glowing skin, use Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush on the apples of the cheeks, the temples and the chin and neck. To finish the holiday makeup look, apply Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000, a classic red lipstick shade.

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Ok, so I totally screen capped the video for this post, whatev’s… but you get a real look at the products on that way.  But how do you get them for free!?  Place and order for at least $50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code GETGLAM and you can get all the exact products used FOR FREE!  And those stunning earrings are also from mark. so you can get those too at my eBoutique which already gets you toward that $50.  Or do some of your holiday shopping with some gifting ready (bow and go!) gift sets, or shop the Avon Living section for some unique holiday decor items.  Regardless, you don’t have to think about your holiday makeup look during the hustle and bustle because Lauren has figured that out for you and I’m bringing it to you for free!

Shop Avon and mark. at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Promo code ends Nov 16 at midnight.

What To Wear – Sweater Coats

It’s officially time to accept it, it’s fall.  The days are short and the breeze is chilly.  Nothing solidifies this more than leaving the work day at 5pm and having to turn on the headlights to drive home.  The storms blowing in do bring one thing… make it sweaters, scarfs and boots weather!  Something about being cozy that makes me happy.

Sweater coats are the best for staying cozy.  You can wear them like a jacket or wear them like a sweater!  I’m digging the Alpine Style Sweater ($44) from mark. for this season.  The advantage of sweater coats is you can wear them pretty much over anything… shorts, jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses or in my case a t-shirt dress!

Alpine Style Sweater

Alpine Style Sweater

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to make a sweater coat look chic and cozy.  1.  Scarf – Nice Accent Scarf from mark. ($16)  2.  Belts – It’s A Cinch belt trio from mark. ($18)  3.  Boots – Ellie from Shoedazzle. ($39.95) Stack 3 skinny belts for a twist on the wide belt look.  These combinations of colors make for one fall-tastic take on the sweater coat.

Staying Cozy With mark.

Staying Cozy With mark.

It’s all in the details.  The alpine print in black brown and white make this sweater extremely versatile.  I love how it pairs with my cognac boots and metallic scarf.  I think this will make a perfect sweater for winter excursions to Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Mountains for that ski lodge look.  I’m already planning on wearing it for thanksgiving weekend with some leggings so I can eat  and lounge like a mofo and still be festive, chic and comfy!

Adding Glitz With The Fired Up Bracelet

Adding Glitz With The Fired Up Bracelet

No outfit is complete without some glitz!  Another new arrival from mark. is this Fired Up Bracelet ($24) that adds just enough sparkle but still casual with its amber, smokey grey and clear multifaceted beads.  I’ve been wearing this bracelet non stop because its just that pretty!  (and matches everything!)

So to answer that question we dread every morning, what should I wear?  The answer is the Alpine Style Sweater with a scarf and some boots!  Shop the Alpine Style Sweater, Nice Accent Scarf, It’s A Cinch Belts and Fired Up Bracelet at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You can shop my boots here: http://www.shoedazzle.com/invite/13vwrv69ld  since Ellie is almost sold out get the Gimme The Boot ($50) from mark. also available at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger