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Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the worst.  It’s no secret I’m always late, always.  9/10 its because I don’t know what I want to wear and Monday’s seem to be the toughest.  Mondays are also setting the pace for the week, and seem to always include a meeting or two or three… so I need to dress for success!

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

My go-to items for when I need to look legit are Express blouses paired with some ankle pants.  It always looks polished and professional while still being on trend and fun.  When I can’t figure out what I want to wear and, as always, running late, this dynamic duo is what I always reach for as my work OOTD.  No matter what the activity is that day, or what spring weather throws at me, this duo is functional!

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Stripes work as a neutral for me, I tend to pair them with my basics to my colors.  I love this Express Striped Strappy Cross Front Large Button-Cuff Blouse.  I also have an Express Portofino Shirt in this same pattern, as well as an off-the shoulder version.  I can not “express” how much they level up my Monday morning’s get ready sesh.

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

For spring I LOVE pairing my ankle pants with pumps!  I’m wearing the Columnist ankle pants, which are the best fit for me, and mark pumps (old), but I’m loving these Elastic Cross Strap Snakeskin Print Heels!  Finished off with a statement hoop earring (Avon) and a clear bag for a fun desk to dinner look (mark., old – try the Express Yellow Trim Event Bag for the same look.)

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Express has always been my go-to for work wear, they outfit ambition.  Level up your Monday mornings with an Express blouse, I promise you, it will be a go-to!  You can use my ring code 8482 to get 15% off your order at Express.com (exclusions apply)

From Desk To Dinner

From Desk To Dinner – and everything in-between!

Style Secret:  I wear an Express Bra Cami under everything… all day every day.

#Expresslife

#Expresslife

First Monday of Fall

First Monday of Fall

First Monday of Fall

Today is the first official Monday of fall. It’s also Mani Monday, Makeup Monday, Man Crush Monday, and Meatless Monday. So that means today is Fall Mani Monday, Fall Makeup Monday, Fall Man Crush Monday and Fall Meatless Monday… right?

Mani Monday:  Avon Gel 7 in 1 Polish in Glimmer

Mani Monday: Avon Gel 7 in 1 Polish in Glimmer

Mani Monday:  This weekend I had an exciting Sat night staying in and binging Marriage at First Sight by myself. Yep, you heard.  So I figured I might as well do my nails.  I wanted a fall-ish shade that would still go with my hot weather outfits.  Avon Gel Finish 7 in 1 Nail Polish in Glimmer.  (last seen here)  It’s more of a bronzy gold so fitting for the fall harvests!

Fall Lip Of The Week:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Marvelous

Fall Lip Of The Week: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Marvelous

Makeup Monday:  Today I pulled out my mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvelous and I’m just loving it as my everyday fall lip shade.  It’s super on trend and really goes with the fall vibes, and also so comfortable to wear.

Fall Wedding Vibes

Fall Wedding Vibes

Man Crush Monday:  Man crush everyday is the husband, but fall is his jam.  He’s an October baby, our anniversary is in Oct and we’re about to take a little fall holiday vaca to Universal Studios so let’s get excited!

Free Espira Energy

Free Espira Energy

Meatless Monday:  On the menu today, cabbage soup! (I use this recipe)  I’m trying to get things more aligned as I have to start wearing pants again.  (oooh summer dresses I’m going to miss you…).  This week I prepped cabbage soup for a little crash diet along with fresh fruits, fresh veggies, whole foods and the boost system from Espira.  Which is currently on promotion with a FREE bottle of Espira Natural Energy with any $40 Espira purchase at www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Either way I’m welcoming fall as a time to refresh and revive.  It may still be 93 degrees out today, but Hello Fall!

Makeup Monday: Super Quick When Running Super Late

Makeup Monday:  Super Quick When Super Late

Makeup Monday: Super Quick When Super Late

Ugh Mondays!  Regardless if you had a busy weekend or a chill one Monday’s are always tough. Which usually means I’m running late and something has to suffer. Thats when the super quick makeup formula is applied!

Concealer + Bronzer/Blush + Mascara + Bright Lip = Winning!

All The Products Needed For A Quick Look

All The Products Needed For A Quick Look

This formula is just enough to brighten up your face and look presentable for what the day brings.  I’ll start with Avon Extra Lasting Concealer around the eyes, nose and chin.  The wand makes it quick to apply and fingers melt it into the skin for nice coverage.  A blush and bronzer duo makes for a quick grab when doing this quick makeup look, I like Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia.

For Face:  Concealer and Bronzer/Blush

For Face: Concealer and Bronzer/Blush

When doing a quick eye look the key is just to open up the eyes with some mascara.  The best mascara for the job is the Avon Big and False mascara, because it’s a fiber lash mascara it almost curls your lashes for you, adds volume and length and gives you a full lash look that can stand on it’s own.  If you have a few extra minutes add a shimmery neutral eyeshadow and a quick swipe of eyeliner and you’re all set!

For Eyes:  Avon Big And False Mascara

For Eyes: Avon Big And False Mascara

Lastly, it’s all about the lips.  I bolder color on your lips will tie everything together looking like you spent more than a minute on your look.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again these new Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks are the business so try a shade like Ravishing Rose for a bright choice.

For Lips:  Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

For Lips: Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

Bold Lip MAKES This Look

Bold Lip MAKES This Look

And done… in like a minute you’re out the door!  Or you’re already out the door and you can do this in a minute while you’re in your car!  You can shop the products here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND get FREE shipping on $25 order!

DONE!  Makeup In A Minute!

DONE! Makeup In A Minute!