rose quartz

Trending Tuesday: Color Of The Year #rosequartzandserenity

If the world of alicia was the internet the color of the year #rosequartzandserenity would be trending. Maybe it’s because they’re the perfect shades for spring, the dynamic duo has me all things pink and blue… especially blue since it is my favorite color!

Color Of The Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Color Of The Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Nailed It:  Lately my mani’s have been straight up color of the year.  Jamberry released a collection around the colors and I picked up Rose Quartz Getaway (see here) and Sculpted in Serenity as seen here. I wore Sculpted in Serenity first with the Steel Magnolia shade from the mark.  Nailed It Duo (here) and then later with Essie Fiji for the ultimate color of the year combo!

Sculpted In Serenity

Sculpted In Serenity

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Bag It:  To add some serenity to my everyday I saw this Christian Siriano for Payless bag at a steal of a price and have been obsessed ever since!  Not only do I love the color obviously, the functionality of it is amazing… two full top zip pockets on each side PLUS 4 slip pockets AND a normal zip pocket.  And it fits so much! OBSESSED.

Serenity Bag by Christian Serrano for Payless

Serenity Colored Bag by Christian Siriano for Payless

 

Pin It:  Besides these small additions to my world there is so much pinspiration for rose quartz and serenity.  Here’s a few that’s inspiring me and check out more on my pinterest board (soft shades).

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Pinspiration: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pinspiration: Rose Quartz and Serenity

How are you working in the color of the year?  Do you like the idea of 2 colors this year?  I personally do think they go together really well and in a more modern way vs a baby shower way.

 

Nailed It: Spring Break Mani – Rose Quartz Getaway

Nailed It:  Spring Break Mani

Nailed It: Spring Break Mani

Even though I’m not going on spring break I can put myself there mentally with this mani!  I picked out this wrap to wear for Easter because the color of the year rose quartz and serenity are the prefect easter colors.  Once I put it on I was like this is kinda perfect with the palm print since everyone is on spring break!

Spring Mani Essentials

Spring Mani Essentials

The wrap I used is Rose Quartz Getaway from Jamberry with an accent nail in Essie Apres Chic.  To prep I used this Avon Senses Cherry Blossom Hand Cream to help with cuticles.  Then I made sure the the nails were clean before applying Avon Ridge Filling Base Coat before applying my wrap.

Jamberry Rose Quartz Getaway with Essie Apres Chic

Jamberry Rose Quartz Getaway with Essie Apres Chic

mark. Grows On You Bracelet With My Spring Mani

mark. Grows On You Bracelet With My Spring Mani

As perfect as this mani is for spring break I’m wearing it for Easter.  What I love is I put it on Palm Sunday and it looks just as good come Easter Sunday!  And that week inbetween when I look down at my nails I feel like I’m on a mini spring break.

Color Of The Year For Easter Mani

Color Of The Year For Easter Mani

If you have a spring getaway coming up I highly recommend this wrap both for its design and staying power.  You can shop Jamberry here and you can get my bracelet at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get 20% off a $60 order with promo code SAVE20

Getaway With A Spring Mani

Getaway With A Spring Mani

 

How To Style A LWD

How To Style A LWD?  With Puppies!  Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

How To Style A LWD? With Puppies! Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

Summer is in full swing, long days, warm nights and official LWD season. Sun bronzed skin looks excellent in a little white dress so why not bust your favorite dress and let’s accessorize it.  A little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress so anything from simple to sparkling goes!

Accessorizing A LWD

Accessorizing A LWD

For today’s look summer look I wanted to keep that clean light pallet with a bit of a boho charm.  The easiest way to do that is with the mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This statement necklace features rose quartz stones and genuine tiger’s eye with a little sparkle.  I love how nicely it plays against the white.  It’s really the impact accessory for this look and really all you need.

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

Paired with the incredible necklace I really like this mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring.  They’re not exact matches but they have that same relaxed summer vibe.  Worn with a LWD they really take it to a chic level for a summer look.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Now that I got the statement pieces on, for the rest of my accessories it’s more about compliments.  Like a skinny rose gold belt and a simple rose gold bangle (mark. Looking Sharp Bracelets).

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parkle!

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parole! — and a puppy in the background!

I don’t curl my hair often in the summer but this look called for some boho waves created with the mark. Curl Time Styling Wand and a little mark. Curl To Curl Mist sprayed on first.  Even though it was a little work the look is still easy.  And too keep it easy I even wore flats!  (sparkly sandal flats from Nine West, but still flats!)

Easy Boho Summer Look

Easy Boho Summer Look

This simple LWD just went from boring to boho with a little sparkle.  I love this look for all your summer activities from BBQ to Pool Party to Bridal/Baby Shower and beyond.  Just amping up a few accessories but keeping them easy and summer friendly really makes it all come together.  That is… when you don’t have the ultimate puppy accessory!  You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and use promo code HIAGAIN for 20% off and/or FREE shipping!

Puppies are the best accessory!

Puppies are the best accessory!

PS.  Look at that highlighter glow!  That’s the mark. First Blush Face Compact… you can see me singing it’s praise here!