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Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday - mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Don’t call it a comeback… I’ve been here for years!  It’s been a little since our last wear and share Wednesday but Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are back!  And we couldn’t of picked a hotter summer dress to style two ways, the mark. Love On The Lime Dress ($44).

mark. Love On The Lime Dress $44

mark. Love On The Lime Dress $44

This mark. Love On The Lime dress is a lightweight dress in a crepe like fabric and zesty lime color is the perfect piece to wear the neon trend.  Neon has been on my summer wish list lately (as seen in my last post) and the mark. Love On The Lime dress is an easy way to go mega neon.  It’s draped top silhouette, adjustable belt and flirty hemline makes this dress a must-have for everything your summer entails from work to weddings to nights out!

Working Girl Wardrobe:  NEON

Working Girl Wardrobe: NEON

Sometimes its hard to update your working girl wardrobe with summer trends, especially a trend like neon, but its all about finding the right piece.  This dress is the right piece!  I can’t tell you how many compliments I got at the office!  The punchy color stands out but the shape keeps it appropriate.  And let me tell you, even on a 106 degree day this hot dress is surprisingly cool!

Full On Neon with mark.

Full On Neon with mark.

Fresh Fit

Fresh Fit

With such a bright color you don’t really need to do much to accessorize, just focus on the details.  I like anchoring neons with neutrals like black, white, nude, navy, etc…  Since I styled this for work I anchored it with black accents. The mark. Twist Of Lime Pumps were the PERFECT shoe!  The pointed toe styling works for the office and the twist of lime detailing on the straps keep it fun.  You can get the mark. Twist of Lime heels coming up on clearance for only $29.99!

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mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

My black accents are carried through my baubles as well!  The mark. Multi Mix Necklace couldn’t of been a better way to link the Twist of Lime Heels with the Love On The Lime dress!  It’s also on clearance right now for $14.99, but hurry only for a limited time!  Then I finished it off with a little arm party featuring my Kate Spade Idiom Bangle and mark. Sparkle In A Snap bracelet, and Avon Signture Watch and a nude clutch from Express.

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

I’m really loving the versatility of this look for summer!  Its really one hot look that I can see working with so many different accessories for so many different events.  I mean, just look how different Jackie’s look is with pink and nude accents over at Living After Midnite!  Like I said from work to weddings to nights out!  You’ll definitely get noticed in all the best ways and show of that summer tan!

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Hot Summer Day To Night Look

Hot Summer Day To Night Look

On a hot summer day its so hard to look, and feel, cool.  The color is hot but the cool lightweight material definitely is a life saver.  There’s also no way I’m going to be able to complete the look with a blow out… that’s when the mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Spray comes into play (last seen here).  On wet hair I just spray and scrunch and go!  My summer beauty look is just as easy, because you know you need to spend as little time as possible in that stuffy bathroom getting ready.  Use a neon purple shadow like mark. Neon Gaze in Violet Fever to line your top lash line with a thick line using a wet eyeliner brush in the shadow.  Follow it up with a thin black line using mark. No Place To Run eyeliner in Jet Set and full mascara like Avon Mega Effects.  A little bronze on the cheeks with mark. Island Beauty Pallet and coral on the lips with mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Punch (on clearance for $6.99!) and you’ve got yourself a complete total look that’s nothing but hot for summer!

Full Look with mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Full Look with mark. Love On The Lime Dress

BONUS: get the look for less!  The mark. Love On The Lime Dress is currently on sale for only $39!  Recreate my look with clearance finds like the mark. Major Mix Necklace ($14.99) and Twist of Lime Heels ($29.99 – available campaign 15) and Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Punch ($6.99).  Add on the beauty must-haves, That’s Beachy Texturizing Spray ($14), Neon Gaze Eyeshadow ($10), Island Beauty Face Pallet ($16) for the total look totaling $130.97!  BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  Shop all these products at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code: LTO20 for 20% making this look only $104.78!

Bright As The Summer Sun

Bright As The Summer Sun

Taking pics in my back yard sometimes include a sunbathing Zoey and my garden supplies.  This look is so bright and perfect and I equally love how Jackie styled hers!  Jump over to Living After Midnite and see her full look styled around the mark. Love On The Lime dress.  Jackie is also feeling the neon trend with her neon pink bag!

 

Trending Tuesday – #neon

If the world of Alicia was the internet then #neon would be trending!  I’ve always been a fan of neons, like in 3rd grade where my favorite items were my neon green hair bow with my stone washed jeans with neon green stitching and pockets and my biker shorts with the neon green stripe down the side that I paired with layered tanks!  3rd grade was totally awesome!  I don’t have nearly as much neon in my life now as I did in 3rd grade, so I guess I need to step up my neon game!  Like all trends that make a comeback, they come back modernized and more wearable.  Here are my top picks for embracing the neon trend this summer!

1.  Neon on nails!

 

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

My favorite mani/pedi shades in the summer are neons!  (as shown in my must have summer pedi colors post!)  I love the pops of bright on my tips and they work really well with my summer tan.  My summer go to nail shade is China Glaze Shocking Pink, this is the one neon nail shade I do own so I definitely need to add some more to my arsenal!  That’s why this mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet set ($28) would be perfect addition.  All in one set you get 2 neon polishes and 4 bracelets to mix and match.

Nail This Look!  source:  happy sloths

Nail This Look! source: happy sloths

 

2.  Trim it in neon!

 

Trimmed in neon with mark.

Trimmed in neon with mark.

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

When in small doses, neon can be worn everyday.  Like the neon pink trim on the mark. Get Packing tote ($40), perfect for everyday with the tan base and easy shape.  This is the perfect larger bag for summer in size, shape, and design! I’ve definitely already shown my love for this bag here and here!  I also love the neon blue trim on the black and white pattern on the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag ($36).  Updating my handbag to one with a little neon trim is for sure an easy way to embrace the neon trend. Then there’s my favorite kind of trimmings… jewelry!  I think a killer statement necklace over a white dress, or a neon arm party (like the ones in the “nail this look” kit above) would be the perfect kind of trimmings.

mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote

Pinspiration:  Neon Trimmings

Pinspiration: Neon Trimmings

3.  On eyes and lips!

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

Wait, what!?!  Neon eyeshadow and lip gloss?  That’s what I thought too until I started seeing it be worn!  I LOVE the idea of doing a thick winged out line across the top lashes with neon eyeshadows.  Pair it with bronzed cheeks and lipgloss for a super easy summer makeup idea!  Perfect for day or night!   Get the look with mark. Neon Gaze eyeshadow ($10) in violet fever, neon gaze, sun flash or orange sizzle.  I’m personally loving the violet fever (purple) paired with mark. Neon Kisses in shade neon kisses (pink).

Get The Look:  mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

Get The Look: mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

4. 5. and beyond… Neon wardrobe wants!

Neon Shorts for Summer

Neon Shorts for Summer

To fully embrace the neon trend I need to add more to the wardrobe.  I added these neon pink lace shorts last year, but now I’d love some neon denim shorts.  I’m also on the hunt for some fun tanks for work and play, neon dresses for hot summer nights and a good pair of neon pumps!

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. love on the lime dress

mark. love on the lime dress

Because my neon wardrobe want list is so long check out my Pinterest board “Neon”  My top two are the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and Love On The Lime Dress.  Bold in color and easily wearable anchored with neutrals like black, nude or white.  Plus super versatile to wear for work or play.

Pinspiration:  Neon Shorts

Pinspiration: Neon Shorts

Pinspiration:  Neon Pumps

Pinspiration: Neon Pumps

I hope I’ve inspired a little neon love in you and be sure to check back tomorrow for another installment of Wear and Share Wednesday featuring the mark. Love On The Lime Dress!

Summer Summer Summer Pedi Time

Hot days, warm nights, short shorts and flip flops… summer is here!  As I get my summer glow on I need to start at the base, with a summer pedicure!  Cute summer sandals demand cute summer toes so here’s my top summer pedi shades for summer!

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

1.  Seafoam Mint – mark. Seafoam (from Nail This Look polish and ring set, last seen here), Essie Turquoise and Caicos (last seen here) or Avon Sea Breeze.  Instead of going with a pale mint go with one that leans more towards turquoise, aka seafoam.  For summer this really pairs well with silver, yellows and whites.

 2.  Summer Beige – Avon Barefoot Beige, Zoya Cho (last seen here) or Essie Cocktails and Coconuts.  Beige is a little darker than nude and will work better with your summer tan.  A beige on your toes is super work appropriate and really clean looking.  Pair it with white, navy and reds for your summer holidays!

 3.  Neon Pink – mark. Pink Spark (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28), China Glaze Shocking Pink or Avon Mega Watt in Pop.  Neons are a huge trend this season!  Replace your standard summer go to, coral, with a neon pink.  Your hot summer nights will thank you!  Pairs perfectly with blacks, whites and nudes!

 4.  Neon Orange – mark. Orange Blast (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28) or Essie Serial Shopper, Julep Natasha (last seen here).  Again with the neon trend but going with a super bright orange will definitely up your summer game.  Pairs well with golds, browns, greens and navy.

 5.  Bright and Happy Blue – Julep Monaco (last seen here) or mark. Azure (from the Nail This Look Color and Flip Flop Set $28).  Blues are a dime a dozen now and every collection for spring/summer seemed to include a bright and happy version of blue.  So I picked the two that are standing out the most to me, Julep Monaco is the perfect cobalt and mark. Azure is the perfect mid range blue which makes it more wearable.  Pairs well with silver, browns and pinks/corals.

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

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mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

Pedicures from the local nail joints are luxuries to me.  I go for my birthday and maybe a random special occasion here and there.  I just can’t seem to justify the $30-40 on a one time outing when I can achieve the same results, if not better, myself!  Just apply that $ you would spend on a trip to the nail salon and get the proper supplies and get many, many pedicures out of that same investment!  Here are my top must-have pedi products for at home pedicures… or just to maintain your summer feetsies!

1.  Cuticle RemoverAvon Nail Experts Instant Gel Cuticle Remover

2.  Foot Scrub – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Smoothing Scrub

3.  Foot Brush – Avon Double Sided Foot Brush (coming soon)

4.  Foot Cream – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Nourishing Cream

5.  Foot Soak – Avon Foot Works Restorative Milky Foot Soak

I was gifted the Avon Foot Works line many Christmas’ ago by my now Sister-In-Law and I haven’t found better foot care products since.  The prices are amazing and the formulas are just that amazing.  I’m currently loving the Beautiful Ginger and White Tea line because it smells so spa worthy.  If I were to add a #6 to this list I’d add the Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Clay Mask.  I put this on, let it dry then rinse off in the shower in the mornings.  It really helps my feet with the summer abuse I put them through and only takes like 2 minutes.

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

You can currently get the Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection for $7.99… yes all 3 for $7.99!  Or for $9.99 get the Avon Foot Works Beautiful and Healthy 4-piece Fabulous Foot Collection which includes the foot soak mentioned above, the dual action pedi-peel, the overnight renewing foot cream and the bonus sized maximum strength cracked heel cream.  I mean for under $10 you can have what you need to do an at home pedi, then add a bottle of polish, a foot brush/pumice and cuticle cream and for the same price you’d spend one one trip to the salon you can do it on your own MANY times over.  Think of all the money you’re going to save that can go toward that summer vacation… or more nail polish!  Because let’s face it, I’m addicted.

 

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Shop my summer pedi polish picks for summer 2014 and at home must have pedi products at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Stay tuned for my next post a how to on actually giving yourself that at home diy pedicure using the products mentioned!