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New Year New Mani

New Year New Mani!

New Year New Mani!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2019 is off to a spectacular… or sparkling start!

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

Matte Sparkle for the New Year

My New Years Eve mani has become my new year mani. While going through my nail polish stash I found these super sparkly polishes from Julep, which are actually a matte.  Making this mani something a little different and with all the glitter I was already wearing, matte seemed a good way to go.

New Year New Flowers ;)

New Year New Flowers 😉

These also look WAY better in person! I couldn’t capture the sparkle, so take my word for it.  I was kinda hesitant to give up wearing red on my nails but this purple polish is making it easy to transition to the new year.  Plus, first post always has to be a new mani post right!?

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

In the winter sun, trying to capture the sparkle

 

Cheers to 2019!

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Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

Trending Tuesday: Iridescent

If the world of alicia was the internet #iridescent would totally be trending. This holiday season I’m totally digging on all things iridescent.  Its like capturing the twinkle in the twinkling lights; capturing that glimmer in St. Nick’s eye.  Either way… sparkle!  And ’tis the season to sparkle!

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

Glimmering with Starbucks and Avon

What’s glimmering in my world lately:

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

Avon Illuminate The Holidays Highlight Palette

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

3 Very Wearable Glimmering Shades

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Swan Ornament

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

Avon Cushion Walk Glittery Party Pumps

The Avon Ooo La La Fa La La Eye Palette is now sold out BUT I HIGHLY SUGGEST the Iconic Beauty Collection instead (see my post on it here).  You can get these other Iridescent products at my eBoutique and in time for Christmas and New Years.  Just $7.95 for 2-Day Shipping from Sunday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 19 at 12 noon ET with promo code SPEEDY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Glitter in my veins.

Glitter in my veins.

If you are interested in these glitter pumps they have to be ordered by product number at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Select campaign 26 and search Glittery Party Pumps, select your size and color (comes in gold too!) and add to bag!  Contact me if you have any questions or issues!

The Golden Rule: 2016

Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016. I’m not so good at making and keeping resolutions but I am all about a fresh start. A little mantra of mine is the Golden Rule and instead of a resolution I’d like to embrace and enforce it.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

To my friends, to my foe, let you read this and may no one dull your sparkle in 2016!  For my sparkle will be as nice and shiny as I would like it to come back toward me, even if yours is not!  In addition, a few things I’m looking forward to in 2016:  having more and many good manis!  the year of the monkey!  exploring somewhere I have yet to see!  exploring somewhere I’ve already seen and love!  decluttered junk drawer!  bringing in more sleek, simple and glam!  What are your new year goals and mantras!?

May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Word Of Alicia:  May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Happy New Year!

Trending Tuesday: Holiday Sparkle

If the world of alicia was the internet, #sparkle would totally be trending!  I just can’t get enough glimmer and glam this time of year.  All I want to do is wear sequins and glitter and stare at sparkling Christmas lights!  Here’s what’s sparkly and has my attention!

mark. Sparkle:

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

The mark. Sparkle collection has to be one of my all time favorite beauty collections from mark.!  The scent is a perfect winter fragrance a little bit cozy and a little bit party.  I really like the bottle too.  The fragrance is sold out online but order direct through me if interested.  The shimmer body lotion and soap however are available and great on their own!  Perfect stocking stuffers too!

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

 

Eye Sparkle

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

LustreLux makeup is on point here!  What a great holiday look.  I’m obsessed with a sparkly eye as of late.  I’ll be using my mark. Dream Sequins Eye Pallet and mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip (gold) to create some fun looks like the inspo above and below!

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Gilded Liner

Gilded Liner

 

Sparkling Holiday Green:

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

Usually I’m hands down a red person come Christmas but this year sparkly emerald has me obsessing! Until I find the perfect sparkling green piece to wear I’ll have to settle for my shimmering green pumps (mark. Emerald Princess Pumps) and a sparkly eye look.

Sparkly Green for Holiday

Sparkly Green for Holiday

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Sequined Sparkle

mark. Clutch Situation

mark. Clutch Situation

I just want to wear sequins.  All day every day.  Can’t I wear a sequined party dress to work?

Sequin Romper

Sequin Romper

 

Christmas Lights Sparkle:

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

The sparkle from Christmas lights are one of those things I wish I could bottle and sell.  Until then I’ll just have to apply it in unique ways like these Tannenbaum nail wraps from Jamberry!  (ps last few days of my Jamberry party going on if anyone is interested shop here!)

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twinkle

What has you obsessing as of late?

Trending Tuesday: December Inspo

 

Trending Tuesday:  December Inspo

Trending Tuesday: December Inspo

Hello December! You’re the last so you have to be the best!  December I feel is the quickest month with the countdown to Christmas and all you have to get done, but before it’s here and gone here’s what’s inspiring me to make the most of the month:

1. Holiday Plaid

Cozy Plaid

Cozy Plaid

With each new month I usually have a new color scheme I’m obsessed with… this December it’s holiday plaid.  Red, black, green, white in a tartan is noting but pure holiday.  This year I’m wearing it, decorating with it and theming out my December in it!

Plaid Holiday Decor

Plaid Holiday Decor

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Plaid Scarfs On Point

Plaid Scarfs On Point

2.  The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Inspo

Nutcracker Inspo

Since I moved to California attending the Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition and it’s the one thing I know with out fail I get to dress up for.  So bring on the sequins, shimmer and glam!

Nutcracker Inspo

Nutcracker Inspo

3.  Sparkle

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

If there was ever a time to sparkle it’s December!  I know sparkle was a November inspo but it shimmies it’s way into December even more.

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

4.  Wear to Work Holiday Wear

Little White Dress with Holiday Red For Work

Little White Dress with Holiday Red For Work

From here on out I pretty much try to wear holiday wear to work until we leave for break.  For me this means a combinations of reds, greens, whites, golds and blues for festive holiday looks at work!

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Red And Black For Festive Work Wear

Red And Black For Festive Work Wear

For more holiday inspiration check out my pinterest board Home For The Holidays!  What is inspiring you this december?  Also today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Avon and mark. Cyber Monday deal… get 20% off with a $40 order and get a FREE TOTE filled with goodies with a $65 order!  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

 

Trending Tuesday: November Inspiration

November Inspo

November Inspo

Hello November, welcome back! Just coming off a great October so it’s only right I give thanks for being here to welcome in a new November. I’m excited to prep for the holiday’s, host a get together or two, sparkle things up with decorations for the home and self and do my absolute favorite, holiday shopping! Here’s what’s inspiring me this month!

Give Thanks

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Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday, football food family and friends!  This month I’m inspired by Thanksgiving decor, an outfit for the day and all things hostess!

Ultimate Hostess Flats

Ultimate Hostess Flats

 

Glam Fall Decor

Thanksgiving Inspo

Glam Fall Inspo

Gold Dipped

Gold Dipped

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I’m excited to be a bit of a homebody as the cooler rainy weather sinks in and decorate for the holidays! I can transition some of my halloween white pumpkins to a more glam look this fall.  I wish I was more shabby chic because those decorations are super cheap to diy, but glam… no so much.  I’ve always like the luxe touch so looking to work in some of these glam decor at the baller on a budget price!

Glam From Avon Living

Glam From Avon Living

White, Light, Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

This month for my color pallet I’m feeling whites, lights, creams and clean lines.  Obiv I’m feeling this from what to wear to my festive glam decoration pins!  White House Black Market hit this one on the head.

Cream and Cranberry

Cream and Cranberry

Sparkle

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

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I will always find a way to make November and December a little more sparkly!  Super sparkly statement necklaces, shimmering makeup and day sequins are just appropriate this time of year!  Not to mention mark. released a Sparkle beauty collection I’m swooning over!

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

If you follow me on pinterest you probably already noticed what’s been inspiring me.  Obiviously by this post some heavy emphasis on gold… Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold… (ooh can’t wait for Rudolph on TV!)  Now it’s time to put this inspo into action!  What is inspiring you this month?

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips:  Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Twinkling lights, shiny packages, glowing fires and glimmering ornaments, this time of year does nothing but sparkle!  So let’s match the season and sparkle a little more, and I’ll take any reason to sparkle a little bit more!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to add some sparkle to your holiday looks.

1.  Pick A Statement Sparkle Piece.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

This is the time of year where you can get away with going mega on the sparkle so why not go big or go home!   Bust out a sequin dress, sequin leggings or pick a statement sparkle piece like the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50) which is nothing but major! (said like RZ).  With four rows of rhinestones outlined in a gunmetal chain in a deep Y design, this necklace has that IT factor.

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

 

2.  Showcase your sparkle piece with your outfit.

Showcase with the right neckline

Showcase with the right neckline

You’ll want to showcase that sparkle so pick an outfit that highlights.  With my sparkle piece, the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace, a wrap style LBD showcases the necklace.  With the Y shape a deep V or a wrap neckline is best.  Keeping my outfit simple in all black the major focus is on the necklace.  My dress is an old closet favorite but match it with the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42) for a similar effect.

Showcase Your Sparkle

Showcase Your Sparkle

 

3.  Choose some compatible sparkle.

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Don’t stop at just the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace (even though by itself it would be killer!).  Pick a compatible piece like a sparkly cocktail ring and/or bracelet.  Try the mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20).  Don’t let your sparkle be top heavy, spread the love from the bottom to the top!  Add some sparkly shoes like these embellished pumps from mark., the Opulent Charm Heels ($65).  They’re the perfect holiday party shoe that will go with pretty much everything you put on this holiday season.  The black velvet and classic pump shape will make them go-to’s for holiday season’s to come.

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

 

4.  Balance it out with an all-over solid color

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

Will all the sparkle going on you’ll want to keep a solid base going.  I’m obviously a fan of black for the obvious reasons, but you could do the same with pretty much any solid color like with a winter white or a festive red.  I kept the look sleek with adding some black tights to my black dress.  Since it’s all about the sparkle lets go with the an opaque tight with a little sparkle graphic print down the leg for a little more holiday sparkle.  The mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($22) is a two pack including the one’s shown.  (a perfect stocking stuffer btw!)

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

 

5.  Add more sparkle.

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

Just when you think you’ve got your look ready, add more sparkle!  This is the time of year not to shy away.  This is really the season where wearing a sparkle headband, with the a majorly sparkly statement necklace, with a blinged out cocktail ring, with a subtle shimmery tight and embellished pumps is perfectly acceptable.  This mark. Sparkles On Top Headband is the perfect balance for any extra sparkle.

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Create Holiday Sparkle with an Icy Holiday look

 

Jill's Holiday Sparkle Tips

Jill’s Holiday Sparkle Tips

“Start with the sparkle by pairing a light wash chambray button up with silver-tone jewelry pieces that have clear and sapphire colored stones. The Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet by mark are perfect for this! Then continue with the icy feel by adding a pair of white denim jeans. Add a pair of brown riding boots to protect the white denim from the slushy, snowy ground.”  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

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Even with a casual day you can still sparkle.  Jill has mastered the casual sparkle with her icy look.  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions for more tips from Jill and more looks at her outfit!  You can shop both our sparkle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  And just in time to get 20% off your order and have it in time for the holidays!

 

Day To Night Outfit feat. The Roll With It Romper

Finding an outfit that you can wear to work and wear out straight from work is a headache.  We’ve all been there.  I’ve found a solution with mark.’s Roll With It Romper.  Ok ok ok… yes I said I would NEVER wear a romper, even the word “romper” sounds ugly.  Then mark. came out with Roll With It Romper and the more I saw it the more I liked it!  What makes this one the exception is that it is done in a wonderful fabric… soft, silky, flowy and luxe!  Then of course the fact that it is sold black makes it even more wearable!  This is one of those items I just had to try and SO glad I did… and so should you!

How I Wore It:  For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Wear it to work under a skirt!  So basically you’re wearing it like a body suit.  Pick a skirt that isn’t tight to the body, one with some room so the shorts portion don’t show through.  What makes this even more awesome, you “shirt” always stays tucked in!  The luxe fabric and cut of the romper makes a perfect dressy top!

How I Wore It:  For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

For your post-work activities just take off the skirt and throw on a belt and DONE!  This look goes pretty much everywhere.  Make it more casual with some flats or wedges or take it dressy with sky high heels to make it a killer legs look!  I wore this with some black wedges for dinner and mini golf and it was the perfect outfit!

Pair It With Pretty

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

For an easy day-to-night transition pick accessories that are pretty!  This simple necklace is dainty enough for day but sparkle-tastic for night.  The button earrings are large enough to make a serious impact but classy enough to channel your inner Kate Middleton!  The Triple Sparkle Necklace ($18) and Pick A Posy Earrings ($18) are both available now at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com.  Same with the Roll With It Romper $32.  I also have on the Borrowed From The Boys Watch and Cross Your Fingers Ring in Gold from my eBoutique.

The options you can create with this romper are endless!  It all comes down to your accessories!  Pair it with everything from a statement necklace, to a blazer, to a vest, to your flip flops, etc… there’s really so many possibilities!   I also really love how mark. featured it for a night out look with the We Got The Bead Necklace ($32) for an aztec appeal!

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Just a note on sizing, this romper runs on the small side so unless you have a really short torso go with a size larger than you normally wear.  The Roll With It Romper, Triple Sparkle Necklace, Pick A Posy Earrings, Cross Your Fingers Ring and Borrowed From The Boys Watch are all available now at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com