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A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That's Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

Wear and Share Wednesday is all about the spring dresses! With Easter this Sunday, and numerous Spring events, I always find myself needing a new spring dress. The thing with Spring is it can still be pretty chilly, especially in the morning, you know, like when Easter service is and brunch! So not only do we need a new spring dress, we need a functional way to wear it.

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

This is why I love a long sleeve dress!  It gives you JUST enough to keep you warm in that spring breeze.  Layer it with a longer spring jacket like a trench and you can combat those overcast days.

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

I’m loving this long sleeve dress from mark., the Floral Femme Printed Dress.  Its a lightweight almost gauzy material so as the sun does warm up the afternoon you can push up the banded sleeves and bask in the warmth. Flowing, free-spirited and feminine, it’s the perfect peasant for springtime.  Plus the pretty pastel mint base with a print in living coral, navy and white make this an excellent on trend design.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

For spring events layer this dress with a navy and white trench, (Expresss; old).  We are pulling that navy out of the print on the dress and pattern mixing with the nautical stripes.  Work your topper to match your dress for an even more polished look especially for things like Easter, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.  To keep the chill off even more I wore closed toe mules in white, (Express; old) and a spring scarf (Avon; old).

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

I styled this dress with a mint statement necklace and pearly accented bangles (Avon; old).  This allows me to dress up a boho dress for my Spring events.  Shimmery peach makeup finishes off the look in an appropriate, but also fun, way.

Fully Functional Look For Spring

Fully Functional Look For Spring

You can shop my dress, and my peach makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to add on the A Box for $10 with a $40 order and use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks eye liners in black, majestic plum and starry night!

Iconic 1967

Iconic Hessingers

Iconic Hessingers

1967 – an Iconic year!  If you didn’t know, the 60’s are kinda my spirit animal.  I love the fashion, the looks, the music, the spirit, just dig it all.  Maybe it has a little to do with my parents who were newlyweds and new parents at the age of 20.  I just loved looking at those vintage family pictures, spurred my infatuation.  When Avon showcased their Iconic Avon collection for Mother’s Day featuring inspiration from vintage Avon from 1967, I already knew I would be smitten!  Let’s take a look at that Iconic 1967 in some snapshots of the year, vintage Avon ads and to help feel the spirit of the 60’s I recreated a few of these Iconic 1967 looks!

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings - comes in clip-on too!

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings – comes in clip-on too!

1967 History Snapshot:  A little history, in 1967 we had the world’s first heart transplant and the first ATM!  The music scene was strong with Monterey International Pop Music Festival.  Times were shaken with strikes by US teaching staff throughout country for pay increases and with the Six Day War and Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War.   And have to note the first Super Bowl was played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs!

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

1967 Cost Snapshot:  
Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
Movie Ticket $1.25
Polaroid Camera History$50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother's Day!

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother’s Day!

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look ;)

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look 😉

Top 100 Songs in 1967:  Need a playlist for your Mother’s Day brunch, done!  Follow my playlist on Spotify and sing along because these songs are iconic.  1967 Spoitify Playlist.



 

Mom's The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Mom’s The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Shop Iconic 1967:  You can shop the Iconic Collection on my eBoutique here.  These would make gifts for mom’s!  Or to #treatyoself because its such a darling classic collection.  If you would like me to create an Iconic 1967 gift bundle basket for any of your Mother’s Day gifting, or spring gifts, reach out because I have some ready to ship and/or give!

Pamper Yourself A Box

Pamper Yourself A Box

Pamper Yourself A Box

Spring into the new season with the super cute C9 A Box, Pamper Yourself! It has some of our favorite skin care go-tos you’ll love for this warm-weather season!  Plus, an exclusive necklace and all contained in the prettiest of spring-time boxes!

Bandit LOVES the new A Box!

Bandit LOVES the new A Box!

Get Pampered: One full-size and two try-it-size skin care essentials, plus an A Box exclusive necklace ($43 value)!

A $43 Value! Only $10 with a $40 Purchase!

A $43 Value! Only $10 with a $40 Purchase!

Anew Purifying Clay Mask: 1.7 oz.
Anew Hydra Fusion Gel Cream: .5 oz.
New Clean Rich Cleansing Foam: 1 oz.
A Box Exclusive Constant Love Pendant Necklace: goldtone

Bandit is digging this EXCLUSIVE necklace!

Bandit is digging this EXCLUSIVE necklace!

Word on the Pamper Yourself A Box:  The A Boxes this year have really stepped it up a notch, and this one is no exemption.  The pretty exclusive pendant marries perfectly with the iconic Avon jewelry just released.  Everything in this box are pure favorites!  I LOVE the rich cleansing foam cleanser especially used with the facial brush (Avon Anew Clean Cleansing Brush).  The Purifying Clay Mask is my go-to for detoxifying.  A travel size Hydra Fusion is just want I need to add to the makeup bag for mid day refreshes and upcoming travel!  This one definitely holds its value for only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Perfectly Packaged To Gift or Get!

Perfectly Packaged To Gift or Get!

This would also make a GREAT Mother’s Day gift.  Could gift it alone, or along with some flowers or pair it with some of the adorable Mother’s Day gif tables at the eBoutique.  You could easily hit your $40 order add this on and give Mom a gift worth much more.  Or even for Easter baskets for older girls, or if you give Easter gifts to your family members.  I also love this for a bridal shower gift.  Seriously this A Box is one to grab up and stash because it really works for a lot of occasions and the packaging is too cute!

Bandit Says

Bandit Says “Shop Online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger”

 

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Wear and Share Wednesday has moves like Jagger… or at least that’s how I feel, a little like Mick Jagger in this OOTD.

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

My Mick Jagger Vibe really comes from these Hudson striped skinny jeans being paired with a very boho blouse from mark.  The mark. Tassel Without Hassle Tunic is described as “Unleash your desert spirit and let it roam for miles with flowy fits and boho-inspired silhouettes. Break free with the totally-airy tunic that takes you away on a spontaneous adventure.”  If that doesn’t embody the spirit of the 60’s… and 60’s Mick Jagger… than I don’t know what does.

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

My vibe isn’t so much boho or free spirit but I appreciate it so I took it in my own direction with pairing it with striped pants and silver and turquoise jewelry.  The mark. Third Layer’s A Charm Necklace is a real show stopper, take my word for it, but it also has that layered jewelry look all in one piece.  Mick Jagger vibes all in one necklace.

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

I just feel I could hop on a tour bus and do a summer tour in this outfit!  It was mega comfortable, and shout out to Liselda who’s Secret Santa Marshall’s Gift Card got me these Hudsons 😉

Spring OOTD

Spring OOTD

You can shop my top, watch and necklace at the eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Your Spring Essential A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Welcome Spring! Usher in the new season with the Your Spring Essentials A Box in Campaign 8 featuring some of our favorites: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner, Anew Power Serum, and Avon Flourish Honey Blossom fragrance.

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Love Your Spring Essentials A Box includes two full-size makeup essentials, a try-it-size serum, and a travel spray ($36 value)!

$36 Value - 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

$36 Value – 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Brown Sugar: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Sugar Plum: .01 oz.
Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Avon Flourish Honey Blossom Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

Word on the Spring Essentials A Box:  Neutrals are a huge trend in beauty for spring so a neutral lip, and a fun eyeliner over a neutral eye shade are just the wear-everyday-essentials you need to spring into the new season.  I was expecting a dark brown lip color but Brown Sugar is really wearable.  The hit of this A Box is the travel size perfume, its the PERFECT size to take along in your bag and for travel and updating to a spring scent is just what the dr ordered!  It instantly transports me to a spring frame of mind and I just love the brightness to the scent.

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Lip Of The Day:  Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

Lip Of The Day: Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

I’m wearing the eyeliner and lipstick from this box along with the newly launched cream Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire.  These are so easy to use and nice and neutral with a touch of glimmer.  PLUS they LAST ALL DAY!  I am shocked how well these stay put and look flawless hours later.

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Boxes are $10 with a $40 purchase so I highly suggest picking up a few of these new Avon Glimmer Shadows then add maybe some new spring fashion or the Avon Anew Dual Elixir serum and pair it with one of our new sheet masks for a refresh to your skin!  You can shop the A Box and new campaign 8 arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wardrobe Blue Print: Spring Layers

Wardrobe Blue Print:  Spring Layers

Wardrobe Blue Print: Spring Layers

Happy First Day of Spring!  And just like that, as we hit the daylight savings day switch, it feels like spring.  The cold and rain here seems to of given way for some warm sun this week and those longer days feel so nice and energetic! But with spring comes spring fashion that needs to be just as energetic but also functional, as the afternoon sun warms things the cold night still keep things chilly.  So I’m following the blue print for spring fashion:  spring layers.

Layering Spring Dresses and Moto Jackets

Layering Spring Dresses and Moto Jackets

So is mark.’s spring fashion release:  Follow the blue print this season with denim pieces, touches of turquoise and indigo florals.  Dance through a field of flowers in the peasant-style dress as you let your style bloom this season.

mark. Blue Belle Printed Dress

mark. Blue Belle Printed Dress

I’m layering the mark. Blue Belle Printed Dress with the mark. Denim Day Moto Jacket, with some cognac wedge boots (Shoedazzle) and the mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet and Earrings (last seen here).

Long sleeved spring dress with prairie prints and details!

Long sleeved spring dress with prairie prints and details!

Toughen up a peasant style dress with a denim moto jacket.

Toughen up a peasant style dress with a denim moto jacket.

This denim moto jacket was super comfy to wear all day like a layer not just a jacket.  It has good stretch in it and is a deep solid indigo.  I was in a sweater rut and just like the rest of us ready for something new and fresh.  When that afternoon sun hit I took it off and the long sleeve dress worked perfectly.

Denim, Florals and Turquoise

Denim, Florals and Turquoise:  mark. Denim Day Moto Jacket

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Blue Belle Printed Dress

mark. Blue Belle Printed Dress

Come spring I’m always excited to pick up a few new spring dresses.  I love that this one is on a blue base and has long sleeves, which makes a nice addition to my wardrobe.  I’m REALLY excited adding this denim moto jacket too.  I’m about to layer like a mo fo!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

You can shop my look and the full spring collection from mark. at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Also this month, if you place a $50 order online you’ll get a coupon for 20% off in April, so that’s a win!

 

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

My wedding set is currently at the jewelers being repaired so I was in the need of a fill in, and what’s better than a design fit for a Duchess!  Random Snapple fact, Duchess is my favorite royalty title, shout out to Krista in 10th grade for winning that title at Snow Ball 😉  Anyways… This Sterling Silver CZ Triplet Ring was inspired by that Meghan Markle Sparkle so for this week, its my place holder.

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Obiv my sterling silver version is a little different as hers is a gold band, and CZ’s instead of her  beautiful, and I’m sure flawless, diamonds, but at $34.99 I ain’t mad at it.  It gives a lot of sparkle, a lot of Meghan Markle Sparkle!  This weeks mani also #nailedit with the Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be.

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

I’m REALLY loving this pastel polish shade.  I def feel it pulls more robin’s egg blue than mint but its a great spring shade and pairs really well with all the blues I’ve been wearing lately.  I’ve also been a little obsessed with all things engagement/wedding, like getting an album done from mine, and getting those dumb disposable cameras finally taken care of, and then one of my fav you tubers shared her engagement which made me have all the feels, and a friend is engaged, and I’ve been binging Married At First Sight… I guess its just that spring fever!

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

You can shop my favorite polish, these Gel Finish polishes online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to get your own Meghan Markle Sparkle to go along with it!  You know I’ve been loving these fine jewelry releases from Avon this past year and this one takes the cake, the wedding cake!  Plus, it would be cute to wear these two (ring & polish) if you’re doing the circuit of showers, weddings, events and parties or even Easter!

Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

Mood: Moody Blues

In like a  lion, out like a lamb.  The “old Pennsylvanian saw” holds true this year so far.  With the windy, rainy, moody blue days we’ve had, I’m also feeling that vibe.  I’ve been gravitating towards the blues lately, which seem to be perfect for end of winter.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb!

Wearing:  * mark. Blue Belle Blouse; * Express High Waisted Denim Perfect Seamed Bell Flare Jeans; * mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet and mark. Boho Beauty Earrings, * Michael Kors Red Suede Platform Heels (old).

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Spring

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter

Wearing for Winter: Calvin Klein Navy Faux Leather Jacket (Ross), mark. Rebel Ice Scarf (old)

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

Layered with leather and a long scarf!

When looking for a black leather jacket for the Justin Timberlake Concert (see here) I found this cool navy one instead, which got me super excited and fit my moody blue vibes.  Layered with a prairie blouse and some fresh-again flares I have a look that works well for March as we transition to that lamb like weather.

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Bracelet

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

mark. Boho Beauty Earrings

Wear and Share Wednesday may be blue, but in the best way possible, as blue IS my favorite color.   I’m loving that I can layer up a spring blouse and jeans and not freeze, which means spring is on its way!  And as far as my lip of the day, Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow!  Pinks go strangely well with blues (see what I mean here!)  You can shop the mark. spring collection and lip color online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Lip Of The Day: Avon True Color Lip Glow in Afterglow

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

Stashing some Lip Glow in my jeans pocket!

More March Weather Lore:

  • A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.
  • As it rains in March, so it rains in June.
  • March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.
  • So many mists in March you see, so many frosts in May will be.
  • Is’t on St. Joseph’s day (19th) clear, So follows a fertile year; Is’t on St. Mary’s (25th) bright and clear, Fertile is said to be the year.
#mood

#mood

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week:  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Hello March! Hello daylight, florals, warming temps and fresh spring air! Its like a switch went off and I have all the spring feels come March 1st. I busted out all my florals, even if I am wearing them with boots and tights. Either way, today’s lip of the week is a pretty neutral that looks great with all the florals, Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Toasted Chestnut.

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Word On Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:  New Shades Available!  Give your lips some TLC with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and a creamy feel. .106 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• 100% improvement in lip health and dryness in just 2 weeks!
• Infused with marine collagen and jojoba oil to nourish, plump and soften lips and fine lines
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full, even and lasting coverage
• Satin finish

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Word on Roasted Chestnut:  This is one of the newly released shades in the line that I picked up during the sale last campaign.  I was expecting this to be a darker brown shade but its actually a very wearable deeper nude.  It’s more flattering than a “foundation” nude color and goes with pretty much any color you’re wearing and will work year round.  Works especially well with spring florals.  😉

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Shop Online: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

PS:  Can you tell its a Monday 😉

The Weekend Ritual A Box

Weekend Ritual A Box

Weekend Ritual A Box

You know what’s becoming my weekend ritual? Going a little extra on my skincare! Weekends are the perfect time for your own at-home mini spa! After a nonstop week, it’s time to give yourself some pampering. Refresh your skin with an exfoliating scrub, give your cuticles a conditioning treatment and stay moisturized on your weekend travels with expert mini day and night creams.

Go To Every Day Products

Go To Every Day Products

Valued at $37 Three try-it-size skin care essentials, plus a full-size treat for your cuticles:

• Anew Clean Daily Scrub Mini, 1 fl. oz.
• Anew Platinum Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Mini, .5 oz. net wt.
• Anew Platinum Night Cream Mini, .5 oz. net wt.
• Avon True Color Cuticle Conditioner, .4 fl. oz.

Being EXTRA every weekend is now my ritual!

Being EXTRA every weekend is now my ritual!

This weekend I slept in my makeup 2 nights in a row. So some extra self care Sunday rituals were extra needed this past weekend. I used the Avon Anew Clean Daily Scrub mini in this A Box, along with Avon Anew Clean Cleansing Brush to wash away the weekend. I then used the Avon Anew Purifying Clay Mask to really go the extra mile. Sunday skincare masks are becoming my ritual. Followed up with the Platinum creams to really help heal that dry winter skin, so come today my skin is looking like we had a long weekend rather then a rough weekend. These are practical uses of this A Box. A lot of the time the A Box has fun new things to try but these are tried and true, use every week products that you can get for $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Trust me, your skin will thank you come Monday 🙂