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Week O’Nautical – Easy Stripes

Week O'Nautical - Easy Stripes

Week O’Nautical – Easy Stripes

TGIF! Hello long weekend! This week has been rough, between being sick, making up time at work and sleepless nights with the new kitten, I’m ready for a long weekend. And easy to wear pieces because I just don’t have the energy.  Easy striped T-shirt dress with some interesting details, for the win!

Avon Jill Dress

Avon Jill Dress

I’m wearing the Avon Jill Dress (from the Seaside Garden Collection) with navy bow flip flops (Kate Spade) and silver jewelry.  (bangles, Mexico street vendor; watch, Avon).

Avon Jill Dress Details

Avon Jill Dress Details

This dress worked really well for me this week because it was super mega comfortable, I could throw it on and go.  The detailed neckline gave it a little added luxe so even when I’m not feeling luxe in any way shape or form, I still look put together.

Simple Silver Accessories and Flip Flops!

Simple Silver Accessories and Flip Flops!

Isn’t this dress just perfect for Week O’Nautical!?!  Cheers to the long weekend… and summer!

 

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Week O’Nautical – Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O’Nautical launched with such a bang it had to anchor for a few days.  So let’s sail on with a little post-Memorial Day Week O’Nautical with the perfect travel outfit for any long weekend travel plans!  A lot of the times your travel day still counts as a day, so you need to look cute and functional.  That’s where the mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot jumpsuit comes in.

mark. by Avon Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

mark. by Avon Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

Full Nautical Travel Look

Full Nautical Travel Look

A jumpsuit/romper may not be the best idea for “pit stops” but usually you keep those to a minimum anyways when trying to get somewhere.  This mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot jumpsuit (last seen here) is perfectly packable and travel-able.    Jumpsuit and rompers are great because it’s 1 and done, and when precious suitcase space is involved, that becomes important!

Nautical Cardi - A Travel Must Have

Nautical Cardi – A Travel Must Have

Take it nautical, and a little more functional, by adding a long white and navy striped cardigan that you can take on and off depending on the chill factor.  A lightweight sweater like this one from Old Navy is a MUST for traveling.  When traveling I like easy to wear jewelry like a watch, Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and some statement earrings, mark Show Stopping Earrings.

Travel Ready In mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

Travel Ready In mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

Last time I wore this jumpsuit I wore it with a good heel height but that’s not functional esp when running through an airport, so flats it is.  If I HAVE to wear flats why not some fun silver sneakers!?!  These are an old mark. item but I do have 1 pair of 6’s in my overstock if anyone wants them.

mark. By Avon Isle Style Bag

mark. By Avon Isle Style Bag

Travel Bag Packed - mark. Isle Style Bag

Travel Bag Packed – mark. Isle Style Bag

A travel outfit is not complete without a good carry-on bag.  This mark. Isle Style Bag is your perfect travel companion.  It fits a lot and screams vacation as it is part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Sol line (see more).  It also has a detachable long strap and the handles fit over the shoulder so when you need to use your hands you can.

Bring On The Summer Vaca's!!!

Bring On The Summer Travel!!!

2017 is definitely a high travel year which makes me super excited!  Now that I have the right travel pieces I’m even more excited, especially since they’re a little nautical 🙂 You can shop my look at my eboutique and be sure to hit that $40 and get the $10 eye bundle, that’s a GREAT deal for the #1 eye product from Avon 😉

Always take the scenic route...

Always take the scenic route…

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200) $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold!  Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Who else is finding themselves in full on Olympic binge mode!?  I’ve always been a sports person but the Olympics are special!  I find myself yelling at Michael Phelps through the tv GO GO GO even though I’ve never watched or attended a swim meet in my life!  It’s a magical, inspiring time for the world!  And it’s also inspiring my makeup!  What’s better than going for the gold for an August makeup look?  Here’s my gold medal winning products for a gold… or bronze… look:

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

For the eye’s I’m loving mark. On the Dot Pallet in Neutral.  The perfect combo of bronzes and golds and even some with cool purply tones too!  Go bold and smokey and light and glimmering either way this pallet as you covered.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

For face the new mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars are the best summer makeup multi-tasker!  Sweep it on as your bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one!  See my strobing post to see how to achieve a simple contoured look with it!

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

These are what I’ve been loving for my own every day, but can we take a minute and comment on the great beauty from the Olympics! Winning gold is Simone’s ombre red white and blue glitter liner!  Winning silver would be our female swimmers with their killer red white and blue manis!  Besides killing it in the pool I’ve noticed all their nails at all the events!  Finally, coming in for bronze would be Gabby’s deep plum lipstick!  Super unexpected, super awesome!

Gold:  Simone's Glittery Liner

Gold: Simone’s Glittery Liner

Silver:  Olympic Mani's

Silver: Olympic Mani’s

Bronze:  Gabby's Deep Lipstick

Bronze: Gabby’s Deep Lipstick

What’s are you loving from the Olympics!?  You can shop the mark. On The Dot Pallet and Touch and Glow shimmer bars at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the awesome promos going on this week!

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Makeup Monday – Ice Princess

The holiday’s are upon us!  This month we’ll have Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, maybe a few extra nights out and definitely a lot more cheer and thankfulness!  To make this time a little easier here’s a killer makeup look that will work for all the fun occasions coming up in November through January (and beyond)!  This Ice Princess look is not only really pretty its also really easy to recreate and make your own!

Lucy Hale's Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

Lucy Hale’s Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

GET Lucy’s Ice Princess LOOK
Created by mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg
EYES:
Sweep eye dream of glam shade 9 over the lids. Apply shade 4 on top, starting mid-lids and extending beyond the outer corners of the eyes in a V shape. Run what a line max in shade electric cobalt along the upper and lower lash lines. Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto lashes
CHEEKS:
Blend touch & glow over the apples of the cheeks and up the cheekbones
LIPS:
Apply on the dot lip shade 3.
Recreated the Ice Princess Look

Get The Look: Ice Princess

Get The Look:  Ice Princess

Get The Look: Ice Princess

First let me just comment on the awesomeness that is the mark. Eye Dream of Glam eye pallet!  This pallet is HUGE, and I mean HUGE!  It comes with 16 gorgeous marbleized shades that are so pretty you’ll want to use them all year, and you can with the size of this guy!  They wear so nicely and blend amazingly and give you the best shimmer!  I was really excited to use it to recreate this Ice Princess look and just loved the results! Since I was wearing this for day I went more subtle and  didn’t do the outside V as deep and dark as a blue as Jamie.

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

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Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

See the tutorial with makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (and few more looks with the mark. Eye Dream of Glam Pallet!)


To finish off the look you definitely need some icy accessories!  The mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace ($40) and mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34) not only do these compliment the look but are must-have pieces for the holiday season!  Pair this duo with the Ice Princess look and you’re set for whatever holiday brings, especially if you’re wearing an icy white top!  (like the mark. Flow With It Blouse!).

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

Shopping List:

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40) / mark. Touch and Glow ($16) /  mark. What A Line Max Eyeliner in Electric Cobalt ($12) / mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara ($12) / mark On The Dot Lip Pallet ($16) / mark. Iced Collar Necklace ($40) / mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34)

Shop all these items at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

BONUS!

Quick and Easy – Party Hair and Nails

Holiday season is in full swing!  Which means holiday parties and get togethers or even just extra fun nights out!  Sometimes, however, a girl just doesn’t have enough time to get full on glam.  Luckily this season I found some super quick and super easy products!

Quick Hair:

Quick and Easy Updo With Good Hair Day Clip

Quick and Easy Updo With Good Hair Day Clip

Pulling your hair up already just seems like you just spent and hr doing it!  This low messy bun works with a plethora of looks and really showcases your earrings!  Add the mark. Good Hair Day Clip ($12) and you’re instantly steps above the girl in the perfect chignon, all in a matter of seconds!  I literally did this in under a minute.  To recreate:

1.  Brush hair back and gather in a low pony at the nape of the neck secure with elastic.

2.  Above the elastic loosen and make a hole by splitting it in half.

3.  Take the the pony from below the elastic and go above the elastic and loop through the hole created.  (Basically these 3 steps just outlined topsy tail if you’re cool you’ll remember this from back in the day).

4.  Take a second elastic and create a messy bun with the remainder of the pony, I just personally wrap and twist like i was putting it in like a ponytail only not fully pulling the hair all the way through but do it how it works for you!

5.  Add Good Hair Day Clip at the top of the topsy tail on either side and bam! you’ve got an updo in less than a minute!

 

Quick Nails:

Essie Beyond Cozy and Just Your Luxe Ring

Essie Beyond Cozy and Just Your Luxe Ring

Since I got my Essie Winter 2012 mini cube (see here) I’ve been obsessing over this Beyond Cozy shade.  Its a silver and blond gold full opaque glitter, perfect for any night out!  Best thing about this shade… you can do 1 thick coat for full coverage and it dries SUPER QUICK!  How’s that for quick and easy nails!?!  Add a statement cocktail ring like this mark. Just Your Luxe Ring and you’re mani’s making holiday party moves!

Want to take that mani to the next level?  Do a half moon manicure with your favorite shade!

Tape It Off With Hole Reinforcers

Tape It Off With Hole Reinforcers

This technique isn’t anything new or amazing but its super quick and easy!  Tape off the half moon at the base of the nail, I liked mine a little higher so almost half way, so more glitter shows through!  Paint your nails in your color of choice from the top of the reinforcer up.  I picked Essie Bobbing for Baubles, a navy shade that achieved full coverage in one coat over the glitter.  Finish with a fast dry top coat to even out texture and you’re nails are DONE!    Sit for 2 full minutes then let them dry the rest of the way in the car on to your destination… that’s how party nails are done quick and easy haha!

Essie Half Moon Mani With Beyond Cozy and Baubing for Baubles

Essie Half Moon Mani With Beyond Cozy and Baubing for Baubles

And I’m officially apologizing for such crappy pictures… yes they were done the quick and easy way with the mobile.  Fitting for such a post.  Now you can be polished and perfected quickly!  To shop the Good Day Hair Clip ($12) Just Your Luxe Ring ($20) or the Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18) go to http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com