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Nailed It: Jamberry Night Sky

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Mani Monday and I finally feel human again. I had bare nails for weeks, so finally getting a pedi and busting out a Jamberry wrap on the mani, all is right in the world once again!

I felt like doing nail wraps and these Night Sky wraps were calling my name! Sparkly mixed mani in cool icy tones, sign me up!

We have been having a cold spell in Nor Cal so these icy tones are oh so needed. And so is this scarf that’s my back drop. Its actually the signature print from the mark. Rebel Ice collection. Fun fact: If you bought the bath and body line its the print on the packaging!

I also just got these sterling silver rings in from Avon, and thought the complimented the wraps so well! Yes, Avon does have a line of fine jewelry, yes these rings are new and available, yes they include genuine stones, and yes you need them! The fine jewelry also starts at a size 5! I am wearing the Classic Peak Band (sale price $16.99) stacked with the Blue Topaz with Cluster Halo ring (sale price $34.99).

You can shop my rings and check out Avon’s fine jewelry new arrivals at my eBoutique. Message me if your interested in Jamberry nail wraps! I’m always looking for someone to go halfsies ūüėČ

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Buffalo Plaid, Feathers and Red Lips!

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Buffalo Plaid, Feathers, and Red Lips

Only 6 days until Christmas, and another festive mani Monday down! ¬†I’m feeling the festive spirit with finding a way to bring a little red, green and glam to my everyday. ¬†Today’s festive is a buffalo plaid mixed mani, feather necklace and a classic red lip!

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Buffalo Plaid Mani for Christmas

Julep and Jamberry

Julep and Jamberry

For my buffalo plaid mixed mani I started with Friday Flannel nail wrap from Jamberry on my ring. ¬†I then used Julep polishes to do my black and gold nails. ¬†Once it dried I drew the line down the side of my ring and middle with that same gold and then cleaned up around the nail. ¬†This really matched a lot of my festive red and green outfits I’ve been wearing lately, like this feather and red lip look!

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

mark. So Fly Necklace In Full Sun

The mark. So Fly Necklace with its black feather, hematite metal and gemstone details is a really fun piece for the holidays.  I paired mine over this off the shoulder sweater (WHBM) and a black and white wool plaid skirt (Nordstroms).

Festive and Fun

Festive and Fun

If your NYE is a little more casual and cold weather this fun necklace might be the piece you need to fun up your look.  Pair it with my favorite red lip, mark. All Butter Up in Fired Up and you are good to go!  You can shop the mark. So Fly Necklace at my eBoutique.  Now what to do for the ultimate festive mani Monday, Christmas Day!  What are you planning on wearing?

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

mark. So Fly Necklace for a festive and fierce look!

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It:  Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Smile, You’re Gorgeous! ¬†It may be a Monday,¬†but if anything can bring me a smile on a Monday, it’s a good mani. ¬†Now that spring is here, I’m loving a great creme finish mani¬†in a simple¬†spring shade. ¬†Avon Gel Finish in Moondust is¬†that perfect early spring shade.

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Moodust is a light grey but it has enough white in it to almost be considered a pastel. ¬†Regardless, it will match your all your spring pastels shades. ¬†I’ve commented before how much I LOVE this Gel Finish formula. ¬†It’s so spot on glossy, goes on smooth and self levels like a champ! ¬†Finish¬†it with the Avon Gel Finish Top Coat! ¬†You know what else goes great with a mani? ¬†A new statement ring, like this ring set from mark. the Quite A Pair Ring Set is only $22 for the pair!

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

Light Grey Mani For Spring

Light Grey Mani For Spring

This Be Inspired 5-Piece Set can also be found at my eBoutique! ¬†I think it would make the perfect little gift for a Easter basket or for Mother’s Day along with a new polish and maybe some hand cream! ¬†You can shop Gel Finish Polish, the Be Insprired 5 Piece Set, the mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set and hand creams all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can also get 40% off your order!  Learn more here!  Hello Spring!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! Alice in Wonderland quote or story of my life, you pick. Either way, the Red Queen villain Jamberry wraps may of been a late Valentine’s Day mani and a late mani Monday posting but still a very important mani!

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps:  The Red Queen

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps: The Red Queen

These wraps are designed with inspiration from the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland as part of Jamberry’s Disney’s Villains collection. ¬†(which are retiring today if you want to jump on it or any other Disney villain go here ASAP).

15 Days Later... Jamberry nails it!

15 Days Later… Jamberry nails it!

I thought they were super cute for Valentine’s Day which is when I put them on… now 15 days later this is how they look. ¬†Another reason Jamberry is worth the money.

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

A little note:  this red dress is Avon (last seen here) and today is the LAST DAY of the Avon Semi Annual sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use your 20% off coupon off of $50 use promo code THANKYOU20 because that ends soon too!

Week O’Nautical – Mermaid Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Mermaid Mani

Week O’Nautical: Mermaid Mani

Week O’Nautical returns with Mani Monday! ¬†Because the 4th of July falls on a Monday we get two mani Monday’s out of Week O’Nautical this year. ¬†So, for this one, I decided to break away from¬†the usual red white and blue and go mermaid nautical with these mermaid nails!

mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss Mini Gel Polish Duo

mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss Mini Gel Polish Duo

I started with the Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat.  A little trick is to use this ridge filling base coat not only to fill ridges on natural nails but to get white polish to apply better.  I also found having a thicker base coat like this works really well when applying jams (aka Jamberry Nail Wrap).  It helps protect your nails, create an even surface for application so they apply better and last longer, and it helps make removing jams much easier.

Jamberry Wrap in Mermaid Tales

Jamberry Wrap in Mermaid Tales

For this mermaid mani used the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss mini gel lacquer duo.  I used the white (Cloud 9) on my pointer and pinkie, and the purple (Hula) on my thumb and middle.  On my ring I used Jamberry Nail Wrap in Mermaid Tales.  I then used the scraps to create an angled accent piece over my pointer.  I finished everything off with the Avon Gel Finish top coat, which is seriously a game changer in my life!

Mermaid Mani for Nautical Looks

Mermaid Mani for Nautical Looks

I’m definitely feeling like a nautical goddess with my mega pretty mermaid mani! ¬†It was so hard to capture how stunning this mani is in real life with my crappy phone camera. ¬†I was too lazy to use my real camera so you’re going to have to take my word on it. ¬†The purple and teal in the metallic finish in Mermaid Tales looks so perfect with the mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss duo. ¬†I’m such a fan of these new gel polishes they last so long and look so smooth. You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo here and the Mermaid Tales wrap here.

In Full Sun

In Full Sun

In Shade

In Shade

Hope you don’t mind a little twist on my Week O’Nautical Mani Monday as we count down to the long weekend. ¬†Going forward this week I’ll be in my red white and blue for our most patriotic holiday and special deals and free stuff too so check back all week long! ¬†Preview¬†the promos going on this week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger:

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Use Promo Code: SUMMER

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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

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!

Mani Monday: Easy Holiday Nail Art with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Easy Holiday Nail Art with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Easy Holiday Nail Art with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Holdiay nails? Nailed it! ¬†Instead of the same red you wear every year try something equally as festive with a shimmering plum and cream with some easy but eye-catching nail art! ¬†mark. Nailed It Gel Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Laquers are part of the holiday sparkle beauty collection from mark./Avon and they’re the perfect pairing for your holiday nails!

mark. Nailed it It Gel Trend gel Finish Mini Nail Laquers

mark. Nailed it It Gel Trend gel Finish Mini Nail Laquers

It comes with 2 mini bottles in shades Sugar Plum and Eggnog. ¬†The names (and shades) couldn’t be more fitting for holiday. ¬†Like I said before I prefer these mini polishes they’re the perfect amount to get you through the season before you’re on to the next trend.

Eggnog and Sugarplum

Eggnog and Sugarplum

Easy Holiday Nail Art with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Easy Holiday Nail Art with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

For this easy¬†nail art first paint your nails in Eggnog. ¬†On my ring I flipped it so I used Sugarplum first. ¬†Once it’s dried for about 2 minutes create a v shape by painting two angled swipes from cuticle to tip on each side of the nail. ¬†The mini brushes on these mini polishes are perfect for achieving this. ¬†It doesn’t have to be perfect to get a good look… mine are far from perfectly symmetrical.

mark. Nailed It Duo for Holiday Mani's!

mark. Nailed It Duo for Holiday Mani’s!

Easy Nail Art For Holidays!

Easy Nail Art For Holidays!

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

Unique Look For Your Digits This Holiday Season

Unique Look For Your Digits This Holiday Season

The mark. Nailed It Set is available at my eBoutique along with this super cute leopard ring! ¬†Polish is a great little gift idea for stockings, as an add on, or just for a little gift. ¬†Personally I love getting it in my stocking because I know I’ll be doing my nails over the break for upcoming NYE! ¬†This set would be perfect for your NYE look! ¬†Shop now and take advantage of 12 days of deals at my eBoutique! ¬†Today you get to pick a travel size Anew product or tomorrow you get a¬†FREE Platinum-Plated Diamond Pendant Necklace! ¬†Shop now shop often and get those lists done!

mark. Nailed It Gel Polish Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Nailed It Gel Polish Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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

Nailed It: Essie Lilly For Target Borrowed and Blue

Essie Polish for Lilly For Target

Essie Polish for Lilly For Target

Mani Monday just got a little preppier! ¬†If you’ve been living under a rock Lilly Pulitzer’s capsule collection for Target not only sold out in minutes, was extremely cute for even the non-Lilly, and included a special release from Essie in 9 perfectly preppy shades! ¬†These are all existing Essie shades but picked to coordinate with the Lilly For Target prints and styles. ¬†Lilly is known for her preppy following and happy prints and I think Essie NAILED IT with their collection release. ¬†The full collection pictured above from left to right: ¬†Baby’s Breath, Gold Nuggets, Forget Me Knots, Capri, First Timer, Pansy, Mesmerized, Borrowed & Blue, and Where’s My Chauffeur.

Lilly For Target Beauty

Lilly For Target Beauty

I didn’t participate in the Pink Sunday Hunger Games, but I did show up the next day on my way to work and was pretty pleased in what they still had left in beauty. ¬†After seeing this pale blue shade, Borrowed &¬†Blue, in the sneak peeks it was THE item I was hunting for. ¬†When I found it and the coordinating headband, bobby pins and nail file in the “My Fans” print I got pretty excited.

Essie Borrowed and Blue from Lilly For Target Collection

Ready For A Summer in Lilly with Essie Borrowed & Blue

Essie Borrowed¬†&¬†Blue is the perfect pale blue pastel. ¬†It has just the right amount of white to not make it look too gawdy on (you know me and blue/green nails). ¬†Application was also a dream! ¬†It wasn’t too thick and it self leveled perfectly.

Essie Borrowed and Blue Swatch from Lilly for Target

Essie Borrowed and Blue Swatch from Lilly for Target

A little note, I totally rushed this mani (I was so excited!) and put on way too much quick dry top coat and my cuticles are bad, like really bad. ¬†Don’t let that sway you, this color is perfect! ¬†And even with the slight chipping from the massive amount of top coat it still lasted a week!

“Palm Beach¬†Is A State of Mind”

Mani Monday in Essie Borrowed and Blue

Mani Monday in Essie Borrowed and Blue

Another note, these pictures were taken as the storm was rolling in, so super grey and cloudy day. ¬†I tried to boost the exposure to see them a little better but it was so hard to capture the true color. ¬†Just believe me when I say this is a true robin egg blue! ¬†Here’s a little out of focused shot to see the great shine this polish has.

And shiny too!

And shiny too!

If you weren’t able to get your manicured mitts on any of the Essie polish, don’t worry because these are past shades from Essie, so they’ll pop up. ¬†Maybe not with the tag (but who cares you throw that away anyways), but don’t pay the outrageous price on ebay, just be patient. ¬†I know this shade is going to be in heavy rotation on my fingers this summer in Lilly!

Essie Borrowed & Blue for Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Essie Borrowed & Blue for Lilly Pulitzer for Target