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Week O’Nautical – Little Red Dress

Week O'Nautical - Little Red Dress

Week O’Nautical – Little Red Dress

Week O’Nautical is here for the short work week!  I’m counting down to the long weekend by theme-ing out my life in all things red white and blue with a loose – and I do mean loose – nautical vibe.  Last time, Memorial Week O’Nautical was all about the blues, but this 4th of July week we’re all about the red! Starting it all off with a Little Red Dress!

Red Dress For A Short Work Week

Little Red Dress – the Avon Myrna Dress

This little red dress was from the spring release via Avon which you might of seen me share on IG, but from the moment I ordered it I had nothing but Week O’Nautical OOTD thoughts on it.  A good red dress is a must in my closet.  I like this one because its off the shoulder which I love, even if I have to layer it with a bodysuit.  Its also lightweight, stretchy, kinda loose, kinda fitted and packable so perfect for summer trips!

Red White and Blue Wear To Work

Red White and Blue Wear To Work

For work I paired this with some nautical block heeled sandals (last seen here), a gold cuff and white hoop earrings all from Avon.  My bag is my new summer bag! I scored on a good deal on it at Marshall’s.  This Michael Kors metallic gold canvas bag with rope straps is the PERFECT for Week O’Nautical bag!  This is such a great summer work bag and I’m very pleased I found this gem.

Twist Front Knot Detailing

Twist Front Knot Detailing

Red and Navy Striped Block Heels

Red and Navy Striped Block Heels

Nautical Details for today's WON OOTD

Nautical Details for today’s WON OOTD

Michael Kors Isla Satchel

Michael Kors Isla Satchel

I of course had to pair this look with the Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance.  I mean, I said I LOVE a theme right!?   Plus, Little Red Dress Fragrance Line is on sale too during the Semi Annual Sale going on over at the eBoutique.  I love all the summer sales that go on this weekend!  If you haven’t already checked out my eBoutique be sure to follow me on IG (@wordofalicia) where I’m highlighting my pick of the day’s and some killer deals.  Plus, building fantasy carts gets you through these few short days before our long holiday weekend!

Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance - Now On Sale!

Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance – Now On Sale!

Nailed It: mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

First official mani Monday of September!  Typically this early in September I’m still wearing my summer brights but this year I’m embracing the fall trends early with deep smokey purples from the mark. Nails This Look Set ($28).  Even better pairing these on trend fall colors with a coordinating ring-to-wrist bracelet!  My go-to for a wanderlust August is continuing through September!

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

For my nail look I wore the more smokey grey plume shade (Shady Lady) with an accent nail in the deep purple (Plumsation) on my ring.  These shades are more matte so I left them sans topcoat.

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

These shades are totally up my ally.  I loved them so much I’ve worn them twice already!  Which is kind of a big deal since it’s still summer and super hot here causing me to typically be wearing my summer brights through October.  Plus they wear really well.

I’m a HUGE fan of the mark. Nail This Look Set’s (see here and here).  mark. coordinates the perfect little companion to your mani.  For under $30 you get TWO perfectly on trend shades and an accessory that will take you through the season.  Plus they’re just the right amount to use this season and be done and ready for the next by next season.  I think its just the perfect little pairing and a great way to spend a little on a big trend that you’ll love!  You can shop the mark. Nail This Look Set ($28) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (along with this scarf only $10!  and these earrings and this necklace and this lip color!)

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

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Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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!

Trending Tuesday #halloweenmanis

If the world of alicia was the internet #halloweenmanis would be trending!  With Halloween coming up next week there’s at least one thing we can do to be festive, put a costume on your nails!  I’m a sucker for theme-ing out anything and that includes my mani’s!  Check out last year’s versions here  This year however I’ve been festive for the last week or so which means #halloweenmanis all week!
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Something super simple for October is black.  Basic black actually is pretty chic so sporting it before Halloween is definitely a way to be festive but yet not over the top.  Something new to try this year is Black Vinyl by Julep.  It has a different finish than your normal polish giving it the edge in the black nail polish department.  And if you’re not a black nail polish wearer – now’s your chance!  It’s Halloween anything goes!
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It’s a rubbery, matte finish… basically like vinyl for your nails, hence the name black vinyl!  I received mine as part of my bombshell box for the month of October paired with a shimmery deep green, Valerie.  These two are the perfect pairings for a chic #halloweenmani and/or #halloweenmanipedi pairing!  I wore the green shade in this Wear and Share Wednesday post if you look hard enough 🙂
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Let me just say that Julep is been on point lately!  A little insight into Julep, every month the release a collection with a pairing suited for 5 different style types.  The pairing is your maven monthly box and my type is Bombshell which like I said has been spot. on.!!!  To get your own maven box sign up here (you can get it for only a penny!  use code PENNY).  Believe me you won’t be disappointed plus becoming a maven gets you additional discount, exclusives, promotions and free products!

I’ll be highlighting my #halloweenmanis all week so check back for more nail costumes!!!

Sale Extended- 25% off EvErYtHiNg!

UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW UNTIL OCT. 23, 2013!!!25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE
25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE

Ev-VERY-thang… yes ev-VERY-thang…  Seriously this promo is too good to NOT take advantage of.  25% off EVERYTHING at my eBoutique with a $40 order with promo code FAMILYSALE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for our friends and family event!  I mean you are my friends if you read this so why not!?!  Totally take advantage of some of these awesome fall fashion and pre-holiday pieces!

That means 25% off these looks!!!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket and Accessories Make A Look With It’s Killer Details

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look With Fit Right In Skinny Pant, Style Goddess Necklace and Super Flash Bag (that you can get for FREE!!!)

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe The Line Bag

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

Just to highlight a few of my favorites!  But seriously this fall and pre-holiday has had some KILLER releases and the fact you can grab them at 25% off is making me so happy and really I just want you to be happy too!  Take advantage of this deal while you can, if you can, because it doesn’t happen too often!  Now, what killer pair of mark. shoes or black and gold trend items do I need to pick up for myself!?!

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UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW THROUGH OCT. 23, 2013!!! 

Get The Look – Spring Maxi For Only $24.99

Let me just say, I am not a maxi person.  I adore it on everyone else but just not a fan on myself.  Theeeeeeen mark. came out with this midnight blue one over the holidays and I was completely smitten!  I really only wore it on Christmas Day when I wanted to be dressy because I couldn’t figure out how to make it more casual.  I think I finally figured it out:

Maxi's for Spring!

Maxi’s for Spring!

What I realized with maxi’s for spring is they are awesome for hiding my winter white legs but still allow me to enjoy the warmer weather sans tights!  Believe me this is an awesome thing esp for your eyes haha.  This maxi has a lace back (see below) and rouching around the waist making it super flattering and easy to wear on its own.  I did add a black belt for definition so the dress doesn’t consume me and a white leather jacket for the chilly spring breeze which also helps define so I don’t feel lost in the mass amount of material.  This dress really is the ultimate in maxis… and IT’S ONLY $24.99!!!  Right now the Midnight Maxi is on clearance at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com so get it before March 21st because I can’t guarantee it will be around when the new arrivals hit on the 22nd!

To take this maxi into spring it all comes down to the accessories!  My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Hot to Handle bag is perfect for this look!  Perfect color and style to transition with and ONLY $25 with a $20 purchase at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com So you get the dress and you get the bag at $25, believe me you won’t be disappointed!  Also pair your favorite wedges with a maxi for that retro vibe but still modern.  And lastly the jewelry…

Vintage Feel Accessories

Vintage Feel Accessories

All from mark. the jewelry is what makes this look!  I went with vintage inspired pieces that still feel fresh for spring.  The long necklace helps elongate, so with long dress we keep the lines long.  Get the look with the Vintage Feel Necklace ($22), In A Flash Ring ($16) Style and Stones Bracelet ($24) and also NOW ON CLEARANCE the Great Timing Watch ($24.99) all available at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Midnight Maxi Dress

Midnight Maxi Dress

Be sure to check out all the Winter Sale clearance at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com there’s a TON of my favorites in there for really killer prices!  And pick up this dress while you’re at it, its a style that will work for years to come!  Plus I know you’ll be happy come wedding season 😉

 

 

Instant Vacation Looks – The Hampton’s Collection

Gear up for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial summer kickoff! with some looks that will have you covered day to night, laying on the beach or taking an instant vacation in your cubicle!

For Night

Easy neutrals with a pop of color take you from sitting out on the deck during happy hour to full on night out! Pair it with Tall Order Sandals to create some killer stems and bronze those stems with Glow It All Gradual Self Tanner. Nothing compliments a LWD more than a tan!

What I’m Wearing:

Shop All These:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Day

For Day:

Easily transition your outfit by converting the Catch Of The Day Clutch to a shoulder bag with the convertible strap and throw on the Blaze The Way Blazer for a polished summer work look. Neutrals keep you looking professional while the IT COLOR of the moment in our Rock Of Ages Necklace keeps you fun and on trend.

What I added to transition my look for day. Everyone NEEDS this neutral blazer, perfect for covering up from that blasting AC! Its a wardrobe staple that will transition MANY outfits without looking too stuffy.

Shop these transitional pieces: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Play

For Play:

The Catch Of The Day Clutch can also be worn cross body so you have the use of your hands for shopping, clapping or whatever your play date involves! Throw on our comfy flats, Sunny Outlook Sandals to take you everywhere you need to go!

Sunny Outlook Sandals $32

Get The Look

Get The Look: Hampton’s Color Collection.  You can recreate my makeup look with some of our NEW color collection and some old favorites!!!

First I bronzed up my skin with our gradual tanners for both face and body, It’s A Glow (12) Glow It All ($14).

For Face I used Conceal For Real Hookup ($6) to cover even out and cover up flaws. Followed by Bronze Pro ($12) lightly all over with emphasis on my cheeks for contouring.

For Eyes I used the the new Keep It Going shade Naturalist $11 (Brown and Teal). I lined half my eye with the teal shade using the Flat Eyeliner Brush ($7). Followed by lining the outer half with the brown shade with wining it out and blended into the crease. I topped it off with liquid black liner, Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50) and finishing it off with Lash All You Want in Black ($11). This gave a pop of color on the eye coordinating with the pop’s of color in my outfit, but mild enough for day wear.

For Lips I used Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach ($10).

Fragrance I used the new Instant Vacation Fragrance Hamptons in both the shimmering body lotion ($10) and fragrance ($20) for extra staying power and just a little gleam with the shimmer lotion. This is not your typical glitter lotion, just a very pretty adult shimmer.

shop it: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com/

This collection has to be one of my ALL time favorites from mark.  Each piece is versatile and fits so nicely into your summer wardrobe.  It has me wanting summer vacation NOW!  But until then I’ll just have to wear the pieces and take an Instant Vacation.  All items are now available at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

You Can Still Get Pretty Hands… FOR FREE!

Remember this post…   http://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/get-pretty-hands-for-free/ 

Well guess what, the promo has been extended!  You have until midnight EST tonight to take advantage of this offer!  Shop it:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

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