summer inspo

Mani Monday – Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

Mani Monday:  Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

Mani Monday: Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

When I’m uninspired on what mani I want to do I usually lean towards pinks and reds.  Maybe it’s because of my pink undertones, but they always look legit.  In the summer I want a fun and bright mani so why no mix it up with pinks and black and white stripes!  So I did, and I love it!  The perfect summer mixed mani!

Mixed Mani With Jamberry and Avon

Mixed Mani With Jamberry and Avon

For my base I used Avon Ridge Filling Base coat on all 10 digits.  On my pinkie and middle I used Avon Nail Wear Pro in Viva Pink (last seen here) followed by Avon Gel Finish Top Coat.  For those black and white stripes on my ring and thumb I used Jamberry Black and White Stripe wrap and for the chevron pink accent on my pointer I used Jamberry Sorbet wrap.

Jamberry Sorbet Nail Wrap on Pointer

Jamberry Sorbet Nail Wrap on Pointer

Avon Nailwear Pro in Viva Pink for Middle and Pinkie

Avon Nailwear Pro in Viva Pink for Middle and Pinkie

Jamberry Black and White Stripe Nail Wrap on Thumb and Pinkie

Jamberry Black and White Stripe Nail Wrap on Thumb and Pinkie

For summer this mani makes me happy, actually I’d rock this year round.  For me doing my nails is my happy place.  The process is sort of mindless that allows me to do whatever I want on those 10 fingers of mine.  When I look down and see my happy new mani I feel happy and content even if it is just for a few seconds until the next fire pops up I have to put out.  I can escape all the yuck by just doing my nails, silly or not, it’s the small things in life like this that work for me!  You can shop this Avon Viva Pink at my estore and Jamberry here.

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

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Trending Tuesday: Tropical

If the world of alicia was the internet #tropical would totally be trending.  Do you notice a theme here… #pineapple, #maui, #tropical… I definitely like to take it tropical in the summer and this year there’s been a ton of awesome products to inspire.  Here’s what’s in inspiring me this Tuesday:

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Caftans and Pineapples

Caftans, Arm Parties and Pineapples

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

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Tropical Mani's

Tropical Mani’s

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Tropical Scents (Avon's Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Scents (Avon’s Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Casual

Tropical Casual

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Lauren's Tropical Haul

Lauren’s Tropical Haul

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Black And White Tropical Prints

Black And White Tropical Prints

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

If that’s not enough inspo for your Tuesday you can check out my pinterest board for more!  Some of the items are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the Avon Multi-Way Sarong offer with promo code MULTI.  (see IRL pics here).  Maybe it’s because I don’t get too many tropical vacations, but adding a few tropical items, scents and accessories definitely makes the summer a bit better.  What tropical items do you add into your life or do you just take a tropical vaca?   What are your favorite tropical locations to visit or dream about!?  I might need to plan a vacation!