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Week O’Nautical: Fresh Picks for Spring A Box

Week O’Nautical: Fresh Picks For Spring A Box

Have you forgot about the A Boxes, because I have… BUT with the launch of the Avon Seaside Gardens collection comes a new A Box, the Fresh Picks For Spring A Box (product # 101464).  Featuring 5 freshly picked beauty faves you’ll love, they’ll perk up any pout and add a flirty flutter to lashes and will coordinate perfectly with your fresh Seaside Gardens picks!

Five Fresh Faves
Check out Fresh Picks A Box products that will perk up your look:

1. Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red: .21 oz.
2. Avon True Colors Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner in Blackest Night: .01 oz.
3. Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black: .34 oz.
4. Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red: .4 oz.
5. Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .5 oz.

Why is this post titled Week O’Nautical?  Because this A Box has everything you need for a fresh spring face that goes with a nautical look!  This A Box includes 4 of my all time favorite products for a simple go-to makeup look perfect for sitting seaside!  Create an easy eye look with a simple neutral shimmery shadow (mark. Eyeshadow Single in Cookie for example), with clean black eyeliner and lots of lashes with the your A Box items.  Finish it off with red lips and red nails and you are simply put together and for only $10!  Like I’ve said before (see here and here) these Glazewears are totally legit!  This red shade I wore all holiday long and kept going back to it!

Makeup Look from the Fresh Picks A Box

Makeup Look from the Fresh Picks A Box

Fresh Picks A Box All You Need For A Nautical Look

Fresh Picks A Box All You Need For A Nautical Look

Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

 

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Trending Tuesday: Lots To Love

Lots To Love

Lots To Love

If the world of alicia was the internet #lotstolove would totally be trending. Lots To Love is the title of the newest Avon flyer targeting Valentine’s Day. In the world of Alicia, I’m just OBSESSING over it. I just LOVE these images and have me inspired for not just Valentine’s Day, but for my January, February, awards season, and beyond!

 

Makeup Looks To Love:

Sultry and Stunning

Sultry and Stunning

First thing that has me smitten is the stunning beauty looks featured.  Super simple clean skin, simple eye, LOTS of lashes, red lips and silver nails.  This looks so sultry with the strapless look, really letting those stunning jewelry pieces take the stage, but just as easily works more casual.  I NEED to recreate this look.

Casual and Confident

Casual and Confident

Beauty Gifts To Love:

Darling Ring Dishes

Darling Ring Dishes

This year’s giftable collection is too cute to boot!  Between the darling ring trays, the fun graphic lip prints, and the mix match appeal, I’m smitten!  The ring trays would be super cute for a candy dish at my desk at work!  I love to theme out my life so a pair of Valentine’s Day PJ’s is kind of a must!

This Lots To Love flyer definitely has given me lots to love!  It’s funny how a retailer’s flyer/ad/campaign can really create a lot of inspiration.  I’ve definitely been letting my jewelry be the statement of my look and piling on the Big and Daring mascara!  You can shop the entire collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and add on that Eye Love You A box to bring it full circle! For some more inspiration here’s the entire Lots To Love flyer for your eyes!

Lots To Love Flyer:

Lots To Love

Lots To Love

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!

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Today is the last day of summer… sad face.  However, it’s been a pretty awesome summer.  My mom came to visit, we went to the Caribbean FOR FREE, made a visit back to PA and had plenty of lake days, bbq’s and warm summer night with friends and family.  In celebration of all things summer here’s my last day of summer OOTD!

Wearing:  Cherry Portofino Blouse, Pants: Express; Bag, Bracelets:  Avon, Scarf, Earrings, Rings, Lipstick, Sunglasses:  mark.; Shoes: Shoedazzle.
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Farewell Summer!

Farewell Summer!

 

Holiday Makeup: Sparkly Gold Eyeliner and Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look with mark. and Avon

Holiday Makeup Look with mark. and Avon

Christmas season = red lip season!  Holiday makeup doesn’t have to be super involved to be festive, a little twist on the classic cat eye and a red lip are all you need!

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Holiday Makeup: Gold and Black Cat Eye and Red Lip

Holiday Makeup: Gold and Black Cat Eye and Red Lip

For this quick and easy holiday makeup look I started with Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, because lets be real, we need to cover the dark circles and it needs to last all day.

mark. Clutch Situation 5 Piece Brush Set (in a multitasking sequin clutch!)

mark. Clutch Situation 5 Piece Brush Set (in a multitasking sequin clutch!)

For contour/blush I used the contour brush from the mark. Clutch Situation 5 piece Brush Set (that sequin clutch in the picture!  Talk about a multi-tasker!).  The contour brush is THE perfect brush, I’ve been needing it in my life.  Used with the Avon Pro Bronzer I was able to warm up my face a bit.

The Beauty Must-Have For Christmas!

The Beauty Must-Have For Christmas!

On the eyes I used the shimmering white shade from the mark. Dream Sequins Eye Pallet.  I used the eyeshadow brush from the mark. Clutch Situation Set just all over the lid.

Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner and Avon Super Extend Precise Liquid Liner

Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner and Avon Super Extend Precise Liquid Liner

I then lined the eyes first using Avon Super Extend Precision Liquid Eye Liner in black.  The thin felt tip is perfect to create a really nice sharp line.  I then followed up with the mark. On The Edge Hookup Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip, a metallic gold.  It’s hard to tell in the pictures (taking a good pic of your makeup is hard, let me tell you!), but I drew the gold line starting half way across the lid out past the outer corner past the cat eye flick I already drew with the black.  I then used it along the bottom lashes from tear duct to about half way across the eye.  This gave just the right amount of dimension and glam.

mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip

mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip

I finished off the eyes with Avon Big and False Mascara in Blackest Black.  Who has time to apply falsies, just use this mascara.  Look how long and full my lashes look, all the look of falsies with the ease of mascara!

Red Lips with Avon Matte Ruby

Red Lips with Avon Matte Ruby

Finally, complete your festive holiday look with a red lip.  I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, I like a matte red lip.  A matte formula wears longer and isn’t so in your face.  I’m wearing Avon in Matte Ruby (on clearance) or use mark. Lip Click in Siren.  But first line and fill in your lips with Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner for a really perfect lip that lasts!

Christmas Makeup with mark. and Avon

Christmas Makeup with mark. and Avon

There you have it, a quick and easy and super festive holiday makeup look.  Spritz on a little mark. Sparkle fragrance and you’re ready to party!  Be sure to order by Sunday Dec 13th for standard delivery to get it before Christmas!  BONUS:  12 Days of Deals is STILL going on so get yourself a bonus gift with your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Week O’Nautical Kickoff – 4th Of July Countdown!

Week O'Nautical Kickoff Outfit

Week O’Nautical Kickoff Outfit

Once again I’m kicking off another Week O’Nautical!  My own celebratory way to wear red white and blue all week leading up to our patriotic holidays!  Seems fitting for being July 1st, officially half-way through 2013 and it’s also a Monday so back to the grind.  Even though it’s a short week counting down to the 4th I still need to be productive.  I had a chaotic weekend moving so I needed to get focused this morning and the best way to start that, is with a clean, simple and classic look inspired by the american beauty look in mark.’s summer magalog (launching the 11th — see the inspiration below).

mark. Tote The Town Bag and Tall Order Sandals

mark. Tote The Town Bag and Tall Order Sandals

I started with a simple navy dress (that I picked up years ago at Old Navy!) then added some simple summer accessories, mark.’s Tote the Town Bag ($45 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com) and Tall Order Sandals (NOW ONLY 19.99 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com).  THIS.  BAG.  Let me tell you, it’s the perfect working girl summer bag.  It is PERFECT going back and forth from work with its side pockets and front flap and large enough to fit everything.  It also doubles as an overnight bag and triples as an awesome carry on perfect for long 4th of July weekend trips.  It will look equally chic at work to the beach to the nights out!  Think how pretty this would be paired with a white cotton sundress and capri sandals to a linen suit and heels!

I really wanted to show off my back-from-my-tropical-vacation tan with my nail color picks, an opaque nude for fingers and an opaque white for toes, my twist on the classic french.  And really showcased with these Tall Order Sandals.  The heels really look great against tanned skin (or during my whiter days seen here haha.)  These heels are SO COMFY so be sure to catch them on mega sale for a limited time only at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Like I said, the inspiration behind this look is from the mark. summer magalogs (comment if you want to get on the mailing list!)  Two looks mark. created were this retro American Beauty Look and the Ombre Lips Look:

Ameican Beauty Look Inspiration

Ameican Beauty Look Inspiration

Ombre Lips Inspiration

Ombre Lips Inspiration

Ok… ok… I admit I really hated this ombre lip trend.  I mean really, its not ombre it’s just lip liner in a different color.  HOWEVER I’m eating my words.  Today mark. girl challenged us to try it, so I did, and I liked it!  I used the same colors used here Make It Rich in Royal for the liner and LipClick in ChaCha for the lips.  All I did was line my lips with Royal only I did it a little thicker than I would with a regular lip liner pencil.  In the magalog it’s a bit sever, in real life it actually blends really well it just gives dimension to your lips.

Ombre Lips In Real Life with mark. Make It Rich in Royal and Lipclick in ChaCha

Ombre Lips In Real Life with mark. Make It Rich in Royal and Lipclick in ChaCha

Can you believe the ONLY jewelry I’m wearing today are these Keep Me Dangling Earrings ($18)!?!  When I went simple, I went real simple.  It was just enough to tie in some red to not only match my lips but my Week O’Nautical Theme, red white and blue!  You can shop these earrings, Make It Rich Lip Crayons and Lipclicks at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For the rest of my beauty I just copied the black winged liner with Get In Line in Painted Black and black mascara with Lash Act in Blackest Black.  I just added a bit of bronzer for definition with Bronze Pro all available at http://ahessinger.mymarstore.com  To top it all off I used the feather pin from the Hold It Right There Pin Set ($12 at my eboutique) to keep things neat by keeping the bangs out of my face.

American Beauty Inspired Look

American Beauty Inspired Look

mark. Hold It Right There Pins (feather shown from set of 3)

mark. Hold It Right There Pins (feather shown from set of 3)

There’s my total look from head to toe for the first Week O’Nautical look for the week as we count down to the 4th of July!  It may not necessarily be super nautical but it’s only day one and definitely is red white and blue and American beauty inspired!  Be sure to check back all week for all my looks and a special Week O’Nautical edition of Wear and Share Wednesday with Jackie from Living After Midnight!  (who might also be doing the ombre lips today on Living After Midnight!)

 

Dressing Like A First Lady With The Right Accessories

In the wake of the election there’s no denying there’s always been a slight fascination with the presidential first family especially the First Ladies for us ladies.  Let’s be real though, Michelle’s arms don’t help our economy, Hillary’s hair does not dictate our foreign policy and Jackie O’s sunglasses don’t shield us from war however I have no problem obsessing over it all and they will always be a bit of a fashion icon.  So in honor of their chic lady like style here’s my red white and blue election day look.

First Lady Like Look

First Lady Like Look

The key is in the accessories!  A skater dress lays out the perfect canvas.  I personally find this navy jersey dress from Loft outlet to be perfect.  By itself this dress is not nearly as exciting or flattering but add a wide belt from White House Black Market and you have a fit and flare style highlighting all the right places.  Pile on the right accessories and you’ve bumped the dress from common to presidential!  That and maybe my Jackie O influenced Marc Jacobs sunglasses…

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

The spotlight of this look is the Over Ice necklace ($30) from mark.  It has that 60’s appeal but made modern.  The chunky hematite chain makes this necklace wearable with a casual sweater or your best LBD.  Also from mark are the Star Studded Earrings ($14) and the Glove Story Gloves ($24).  Gloves are having a major moment right now worn with everything from your parka to your chic office wear and these red genuine leather version are the perfect price, quality and style!  They kinda hide my watch and navy and rhinestone bracelet but I love it when they peek out!  Last but not least… the red lips!  I also lined my eyes in blue and used white eyeshadow but you can’t see… anything to theme out the day I tell ya!

To get the look shop the Over Ice Necklace, Star Studded Earrings, Glove Story Gloves and Lipclick in ChaCha here:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

The 3 accessories you need

The 3 accessories you need

These 3 accessories are all you need to take you now through new years!  They instantly transform any outfit making it instantly chic and festive!  Remove the guess work and apply these 3!  Stay tuned for more looks with these power 3 accessories!