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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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Cheers to 2018!

Cheers to 2018!

Cheers to 2018!

It’s officially the first mani Monday of 2018! Cheers! My New Years Eve mani was def last minute, but still festive to ring in the new year!

Holo Polish for NYE

Holo Polish for NYE

I wore two holo polishes this New Years, a silver one from Zoya and a black one from Julep.  For a little confetti I added an Essie Luxe Effect topcoat on my middle and added some nail gems on my ring.  Quick, easy and festive!

New Year Mani

New Year Mani

Here’s to all the mani’s I loved in 2017 and all the ones to come in 2018! ¬†Cheers!

 

Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby plus win free Jamberry!

 

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

 

It’s Birthday Week! Yippie! Now granted this is not my birthday mani, it’s the week before my birthday mani. I’ve been saving these Jamberry wraps for awhile now and what’s better than birthday month! A summer turquoise mixed mani is absolutely perfect for August!

Jamberry Wraps

Jamberry Wraps

The wraps I used are Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby. I absolutely love the combo of these two but I did kind of rush the application so a little bit of user error didn’t make them perfect. However, this application video is kinda legit so next time… next time…

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

In honor of my birthday I’m hosting a virtual JAMBERRY PARTY! Woot! Woot! So basically you can join the Facebook group and win some fun free stuff, see inspo, play some games and learn more about the wraps, polishes and nail stuff. ¬†It wasn’t until I actually tried a Jamberry wrap that I figured out they aren’t actually that hard to apply, even with my left hand, and they’re way better than any other wrap I’ve tried in the past that only lasts that day. ¬†I immediately could tell the quality difference. ¬†If your interested in just giving Jamberry a shot for free join the group and pick your free sample. ¬†Or just check out the designs and shop here, they even have disney, university/greek for back to school and pro teams. ¬†PLUS new fall wraps are arriving the 1st, so you have a chance to shop the summer leaving or the new ones! ¬†For more inspo check out my other Jamberry looks!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Trending Tuesday – #fuchsia

If the world of alicia was the internet #fuchsia would totally be trending. ¬†Currently I’ve been having a color crush on #fuchsia. ¬†After seeing it all over the place lately I’ve been really loving the color for a summer color crush. ¬†Not only does it pair well with you summer neutrals like white, black and navy, it also is an unexpected pairing with lilac, red and blue. ¬†As I build my wish list from my current inspo the easiest way to get this in my life is with a mani. ¬†Check out my current fuchsia my mani!

Fuchsia and Lilac Mani

Fuchsia and Lilac Mani

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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

Week O’Nautical – Julep Sail Away Bombshell Maven Box

Julep Set Sail Collection for May

Julep Set Sail Collection for May

Ok so I was supposed to post this yesterday but the long weekend was way to enjoyable to be on the computer/tablet/etc. I definitely disconnected over Memorial Day weekend and I’m totally ok with it. So here’s my mani Monday post “going up, on a Tuesday!”

May Bombshell Maven Box

May Bombshell Maven Box

For May, Julep released a “Set Sail” collection based around nautical influences. ¬†I HAD to opt in this month and get my monthly maven box in bombshell which included a purple creme with blue undertones (Denise) and a slightly off white creme (Vanna) with a lip crayon in a fuchsia (which I gave to my mom because it looked PERFECT on her). ¬†Even though these shades aren’t your typical nautical red white and blue (which I was this close on getting instead) they still go perfectly with your nautical looks. ¬†For my add on I added these anchor nail decals because as much as I liked my free-hand anchor last year (see here) this was WAY EASIER! ¬†Oh and can we mention it came with salt water taffy from Ocean City MD, how fitting!

Julep Anchor Nail Decals Add-On's

Julep Anchor Nail Decals Add-On’s

I really couldn’t decided on what I wanted to do with this box since I’ve been into just classically painted nails in one color with a great topcoat. ¬†So I decided just to do 2 fingers in Vanna (white) and 3 in Denise (purple) with the anchors on my pointer and middle.

Week O'Nautical Nails with Julep

Week O’Nautical Nails with Julep

I have to say despite my horrible cuticles this nail look definitely was a favorite as of late.  It got a lot of attention randomly, like the check stand girl complimenting how great they looked and how she thought it was a gel mani.  Goes to prove how fantastic the Julep formula is!

Thumbs up for Julep!

Thumbs up for Julep!

Nautical Mani for Week O'Nautical

Nautical Mani for Week O’Nautical

Julep Denise and Vanna from the Set Sail Collection

Julep Denise and Vanna from the Set Sail Collection

As we are officially unofficially now in summer, and the long Memorial Day weekend is now over, so is my Week O’Nautical here on the blog… until the 4th of July that is. ¬†Until then, let’s paint the town red! ¬†and purple! ¬†and white! ¬†and all the other mani colors of summer!

A little Kate Spade and Julep!

A little Kate Spade and Julep!

Cinderella Inspired Glass Slipper Mani

Cinderella's Glass Slipper Mani

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Mani

Since I’ve been on this Cinderella kick (here and here) when I was deciding on what to paint my nails I was inspired to do “glass slipper” nails!

Walking In Glass Slipper Nails

Walking In Glass Slipper Nails

Don’t tell me you never made your fingers walk, because I know you did. ¬†Now make those fingers walk in glass slippers by painting your pointer and middle with a white base with a reflective blue undertone in Julep Dana. ¬†Then top it off with the Essie Luxeffects in Shine Of The Times for an almost broken glass refection!

Cinderella Colors:  Robin's Egg Blue and Reflective White

Cinderella Colors: Robin’s Egg Blue and Reflective White

Paint the rest of your nails in a¬†robin’s egg blue with Julep Shelly. ¬†Bippity Boppity Boo! ¬†You have (another) mani fit for a princess! ¬†Cinderella would totally approve of these shades and the quick easy styling to this mani! ¬†From doing dishes to going to the ball this look is what fairy tales are made of.

Julep Dana, Julep Shelly and Essie Luxeffects in Shine Of The Times

Julep Dana, Julep Shelly and Essie Luxeffects in Shine Of The Times

It’s really hard to capture the muti-deminsional reflective nature that is Essie Shine Of The Times. ¬†Just take my word for it (my word of alicia haha), it’s absolutely stunning over white.

In Shade

In Shade

In Sun

In Sun

You can get your Julep welcome box for free with promo code SPRING here.  We all know how much I love Julep so please please do and take advantage of this offer.  Essie Luxeffects are sold pretty much everywhere from Wal-Mart to Amazon and beyond.  Sidenote:  I have no idea why my hands look so red in these pictures but the colors are very true to how they look in real life.

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Cinderella's Glass Slipper Inspired Mani

Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Inspired Mani

BONUS!  Who wants to see this look in a little video?  Add wordofalicia on Snapchat for this and so m any other fun snaps!

Add wordofalicia on Snapchat

Add wordofalicia on Snapchat

Mani Monday: Copy Cat Lauren Conrad Nails

Lauren Conrad Nail Inspo (via IG)

Lauren Conrad Nail Inspo (via IG)

Lauren Conrad posted this pretty up on her Instagram page and I was immediately smitten, the soft shades, the gorge trimmings and that nail! ¬†A small pop of sparkly goodness that I HAD to recreate! ¬†It looks like a white base shade with pink undertones and a glittered textured top coat like Essie LuxeEffects (which I’ve been known to rock).

Copy Cat:  Lauren Conrad Mani

Copy Cat: Lauren Conrad Mani

For my recreation I used Julep Dana as my base and Avon Dazzlers Top Coat in Disco Ball. ¬†I think the outcome was definitely spot on! ¬†I could of gone with Avon Dazzlers Top Coat in Show Stopper Copper¬†to look a bit more like hers, but I liked the silver. ¬†I have many Essie LuxeEffects and I have to say these Avon Dazzlers are giving them a run for their money… literally, considering these Avon polishes are only $6.

Julep Dana and Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

Julep Dana and Avon Dazzlers in Disco Ball

Creamy white mani with dazzling glitter topcoat!

Creamy white mani with dazzling glitter topcoat!

Huge fan of this one! ¬†Definitely going to recreate this a few more times, plus it was super quick and easy with mega impact! ¬†Bonus it’s the perfect soft shades mani to go with my current obsession (see here)!

Recreating Lauren Conrad's Nails with Julep and Avon

Recreating Lauren Conrad’s Nails with Julep and Avon

Pretty perfect for her Cinderella inspired collection for Kohl’s right!? ¬†Check back for my “chic peek” from the Disney’s Cinderella collection by LC Lauren Conrad!

A Mani Fit For A Princess

A Mani Fit For A Princess

 

Nailed It: mark. Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers in Firestarter & Hot Coal

The perfect gift to give and get is nail polish!  It can be a simple stocking stuffer or paired with a larger gift like leather gloves and/or a spa gift certificate.  Either way this time of the year there are tons of holiday-tastic options, my pick, the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) in Firestarter and Hot Coal.

Nailed It:  Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Nailed It: Hot Coal with Firestarter Accent Nail

Why I love this little duo is because for a super affordable price you get 2 trendy nail lacquers to mix and match all holiday season.  I love that it comes with a classic red (Firestarter) and a more trendy grey with an internal gold shimmer (Hot Coal).

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mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It in Firestarter and Hot Coal

So basically one little set gives you endless options. ¬†Here I wore Hot Coal with Firestarter as an accent. ¬†But I’ve also worn Firestarter by itself with a super shiny topcoat and Hot Coal with a fun gold glitter diagonal tips! ¬†Perfect manis for both Christmas and New Years Eve!

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Red Lips, Red Nails, Red Cup

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

Hot Coal with Gold Glitter Tips

So if you’re looking for a little something to round out your holiday shopping or to round out your holiday looks pick up the mark. Nailed It Duo ($7) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger. ¬†Maybe match it to your lipstick like the Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby (now $5.99!)

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

Matching Red Lips to Red Nails

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

 

BONUS! ¬†If you’re following our 10 days of deals get the Avon Lip Set FOR FREE with a $50 purchase! ¬†Be sure to check back every day for the next 6 deals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger