summer makeup

Our Summer Crushes

Summer Crushes

Our Summer Crushes

I have a crush and I’m not the only one!  A few friends and I are crushing on our summer staples, products that keep you at your best all summer and beyond.  Here’s what we’re crushing on and why:

Lisa Monoson ~ Avon Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil $20

Lisa Monoson's Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

Lisa Monoson’s Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

“My pick would be the triple phase oil, I love it for my entire body after a shower but especially for the legs makes them so pretty after shaving, nice glow. Great for those summer dresses.”  – Lisa M.  Lisa has that summer glow in her summer dress, the mark. Crochet All Day Maxi ($46).  The Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil is currently buy one get one for .99 cents with all the current Skin So Soft products.

Erica Gerlemann ~ Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel $10

Erica Gerelmann's Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

Erica Gerelmann’s Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

“For me a pretty pedi is a must-have for #sandalweather! Avon’s Gel Finish nail polishes come in pretty summer shades like Clover (and my other faves Mint To Be and Rain Washed) and last a good 5-7 days before I need a redo.” – Erica G.  The Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel  are currently on sale for $6.99.

Sheray Oliver ~ Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection $24

Sheray Oliver's Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

Sheray Oliver’s Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

“Sometimes a Woman needs time to unwind, de-stress, relax, meditate… I love the New Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection made with Mediterranean Olive Oil. The scrub leaves my dry, summer skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s the perfect gift for the Super Women in your lives….including the She-ro inside of YOU. #spa #giftsforher #avon #superwoman #wonderwoman #shero” – Sheray O.  The Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration is currently on promotion for all 3, lotion, shower gel and dry oil for $24 PLUS get a FREE cosmetic bag.

Linda Montavon ~ Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray $13.

Linda Montavon's Summer Staple:  Avon Makeup Setting Spray

Linda Montavon’s Summer Staple: Avon Makeup Setting Spray

The Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray is my favorite for setting makeup instantly for all-day wear. It’s easy to keep your beautiful going with this beauty must have. Bonus on a hot day it is the perfect refreshing,rejuvenating pick me up! I love it! – Linda M.  Linda’s looking refreshed as her summer makeup stays all day.  The Avon Makeup Setting Spray is currently on sale for $9.99

Jill Anderson ~ Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer $10 and mark. Walking Tour Sandals $36.

Jill Anderson's Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

Jill Anderson’s Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

“My summer essentials are the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer paired with a super cute pair of neutral sandals like the mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandals. My legs tend to take longer to tan than everything else so I love to use the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer to help even out the color. I love that it’s non-streaking and provides a natural color with a pretty scent. That’s a hard combination to find at such a great price. With a great tan, you’ll of course need a great neutral sandal to help keep your feet cool and show off the pretty pedicure. The mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandal is just perfect for this! It’s neutral color means it goes with anything and since it’s a flat, it’s super comfortable! Besides that, who could resist those awesome tassels and wrap laces?! They’re so on trend and so adorable!!!’ – Jill A.  Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer is currently on sale for $5.99.   The mark. Walking Sandals are part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Capsule Collection (see more here).

Rebecca Luedemann ~ mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes $18

Rebecca Luedemann's Summer Staple:  mark. Touch and Glow

Rebecca Luedemann’s Summer Staple: mark. Touch and Glow

“With my schedule I am all about products that can multitask. My summer makeup bag staple is the mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes. These all over face palettes pack a serious punch when it comes to creating a beautiful summer glow. Swipe your blush brush over the whole palette to get just the right color for cheeks, choose an individual shade to use as a highlighter or combine several shades to create the perfect eye look. In a pinch I have even applied a shade to my lips over lip balm to give myself a color touch-up. I have both the Pearly Glow and Coral Glow palettes and I love them both equally!” – Rebecca L.  Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes are a cult favorite among makeup artists, beauty editors and regular gals like us!

Alicia Hessinger ~ mark. by Avon Isle Style Bag $42

mark. Isle Style Bag - My Summer Go-To

mark. Isle Style Bag – My Summer Go-To

“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this bag when I got it, and have used it all summer.  The style is unique and a really good quality.  It holds a ton, so great for summer travel, and has a polished but easy look, which you want in a summer bag.  Plus, it goes from work to weekend.”  You can see how much I love this bag here, here, here and here.

You can’t argue with true life testimonials.  Sometimes you just need to hear it from the horse’s mouth.  To get these summer staples shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Some are limited edition so be sure to grab them up before they go away, and take advantage of the $10 deal before it ends on August 1st!

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

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Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

The first day of summer is Wednesday and what a better way to kick off the summer than coming back from a killer vacation in the Bahamas (thank you Avon!) and a killer limited edition Havana Sol beauty collection from mark.’s Instant Vacation Havana capsule collection.  Every year mark. transports us with their capsule collections (see here) and this year’s Havana Sol was no exception with a limited edition hook up consisting of a bronzer/blush pallet, eye pallet, and 2 lipsticks!

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Let’s start with my favorite, the mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—a limited edition shade of the square-shaped palette that holds a mark. blush. Two buildable cheek colors meet radiant-boosting bronzing powder in a unique palette that recalls a stunning beachy Havana sunset.

mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer Swatch (shade)

mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer Swatch (shade)

BENEFITS
• Provides radiant flush
• Shimmer and matte shades
• Provides superior coverage
• Has a silky smooth feel and texture
• Get a sheer wash of color or build for intense color payoff
• Convenient connectible palette to create your own personal color collection

I like to use the bronzer to contour and define then swirl the two color shades as a blush, or I swirl them all together and sweep upward on the cheeks.

mark. Havana Sol Hookup

mark. Havana Sol Hookup

Pairing perfectly with the cheek pallet and as part of a hookup, connect the mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact:

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—nine mix and match must-have shades in a square-shaped palette. Connects to any other hook up palette. There is one eyeshadow palette in the Havana Sol Collection—Mojitos by the Sea.

mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact $18

mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact $18


BENEFITS

• Provides true color payoff
• Feels ultra-comfortable on lids
• Blendable formula that glides over lids easily
• Go from day to night with one palette
• All-day, crease-resistant wear
• Control intensity with wet or dry application
• Mirrored compact
• Magnet on the base of each compact

 

Finishing things off is the mark. Havana Sol Lipclicks:

mark. Havana Sol Lipclick $12

mark. Havana Sol Lipclick $12

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—a limited edition of our popular lipstick in high-impact shades inside the most ingenious magnetic case that “clicks” shut.  Two shades offered: Mambo and Rumba.

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (shade)

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (shade)

BENEFITS
• Full, even coverage with a lightweight feel
• Innovative magnetic metal case “clicks” shut
• 8 shades complement the full range of skin tones
• Infused with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against environmental pollutants
• Provides luminous shine
• Leaves lips looking smooth and feeling soft and moisturized
• Doesn’t bleed or transfer to teeth

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (full sun)

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (full sun)

Get The Look:

Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Get The Look Using The mark. Havana Sol Beauty

Get The Look Using The mark. Havana Sol Beauty

Monday after a vacation is hard, but a little brighter with the mark. Havana Sol beauty collection.  If you’re looking for a summer vacation friendly update to your makeup this set is it!  Not only did it pack easily, it packs a ton of great summer makeup looks!  You can shop the entire Havana Sol beauty collection along with the the fashion pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.

Warm Summer Nights Selfie in the mark. Havana Sol Collection

Warm Summer Nights Selfie in the mark. Havana Sol Collection

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Meet the new mark.! mark. makeup is getting a relaunch! New products, new formulas and a new sleek package design to go gaga over. This doesn’t launch until Campaign 10 but I’m giving you the sneak peek NOW!  ***UPDATE*** THESE ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.YOURAVON.COM/ALICIAHESSINGER

Sneak Peek!  Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Makeup Relaunch!

New Package Design

New Package Design

The makeup got a sleek new package design with a sturdy black casing and textured design.  The logo even got a makeover!  I personally love the look, it’s very luxe!

New Package Design

Sleek Black Textured Package Design

In addition to the new logo, new design there are also NEW PRODUCTS!  Starting with my favorite, new bronzers and blushes!  Plus all these new compacts click together magnetically forming pallets you can pick and choose, hook-ups 2.0!  If you remember the old hookups of liners, shadows, glosses and more, now you have blushes, bronzers, eye pallets and touch and glows!

Hookups 2.0!

Hookups 2.0!

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

Also new to the collection are 2 eye pallets, a more neutral Skinny Dip which is an excellent replacement for On The Dot Pallet in neutral, and Smoke and Mirrors, your go-to day to night pallet.  These hook up with the blushes, bronzers and Touch and Glow.

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

 mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

Additionally mark. is adding new lip shades, a new foundation, and the return of individual eye shadow singles that are mix and matchable in a customizable Clique It pallet.  A lot of our classic favorites are just getting the new package treatment, like our gel eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, Touch and Glow, Lip Clicks, All Butter Now Lip Treat, Powederbuff, Lash Act Mascara and liquid liner!

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

All the kitchy names are staying too!  The formulas are SPOT ON!  What I’ve always loved about mark. is that it is high quality, luxe products, like you would find in the top beauty stores like Ulta, Sephoria, Nordstroms, etc, but at a better price.  They go on smoothly and last all day, so you’re using less product to achieve high end results.  I can not personally vouch for a better quality product.  Let me tell you, I’ve been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, loved by many, and I will easily be replacing it with the mark. Glow Together Bronzer, a dupe for half the cost, especially now that it comes in 4 shades including 2 matte and 2 shimmer!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

Take a look at the full offerings!  If you are interested in getting some of the new mark. makeup early hit me up.  Check my about page for my email or comment or dm on social media.  Either way I can get it for your for an exclusive discounted early bird rate!  The full product line will be hitting the eboutique in late April.  Be sure to check back here on Word Of Alicia for a spring makeup look with these products and an Avon tutorial with a fellow Avon Rep!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

Join Avon and become a mark. girl!

Makeup Monday: New Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

I don’t always do makeup Monday’s but when I do you know its something obsession worthy.  Lately, my summer makeup obsession are the new summer shades in classic formulas from mark.  They are super easy to use for a neutral makeup look that’s also summer friendly (aka heat proof).

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. came out with a few new shades in our old favorites for the summer.  2 new shades of their All Time Eye Hookup Longwear Shadow in Pennylane and Quicksand and 2 new shades of their Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Hush and Sassy.  I have yet to try All Time Eye so I thought nows the time to pick up one of these new shades.  I went with Quicksand, a neutral beige color knowing I could use it alone or as a base for a more dramatic look.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

Word On All Time Eye in Quicksand:  It’s really easy to apply.  The design is a wand like you would see for like concealer.  I apply it all over my lid and underneath and then using my pinkie I blend into the skin by lightly patting so there’s no hard lines.  I recommend applying one eye at a time.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

Word on Gloss Gorgeous in Hush:  I kinda forgot how much I like the Gloss Gorgeous formulas.  I’ve gotten away from wearing gloss and really just wear balms or lipsticks, but Gloss Gorgeous is a thick gloss that’s not too sticky, that as it wears leaves a nice lip stain behind.  So you can apply this before you leave and have a good look all day long!  Hush is a really neutral light pink that wears almost sheer depending on your coloring.  It’s just the lightest pink tint which I really like for summer.

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

Both of these new shades I picked up work really well for a neutral summer makeup look and are super long lasting.  Especially work well for when you don’t really want to look like your wearing makeup (say at the beach/pool or playing in your summer softball league, etc.)  These shades would also be really good for a makeup beginner.  Additionally, they are super quick and easy to apply so when your too hot to do much of anything, reach for these.

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

For the my summer neutral makeup look I’ve paired these two with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Gel Liner, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara.  Easily the quickest and simplest makeup look for summer that is definitely heat proof!

July's Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

July’s Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

I wore this look my entire holiday weekend from a beer and brat fest to the beach to a wine and cheese party to more beach to fireworks and s’mores and beyond!  When packing a weekender these wonders not only took up a small space in my makeup bag but also did the job when you want to look good!  You can shop the makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Check the shop page for the latest promo codes!

PS:  That duster I’m wearing… it’s actually the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress worn open!  Stay tuned for more on this awesome summer piece!

Easy Summer Makeup with 1 Product – mark. Touch And Glow Shimmer Cube In Coral

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Summer makeup needs to be 3 things:   1.  Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity.  2.  Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t.  3.  Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes.  I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here).  Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine.  The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips!  Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control.  Here’s how I used it:

On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush.   For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.

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mark. Touch and Glow Coral  For Eyes

mark. Touch and Glow Coral On The Eyes

On Eyes:  I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow.  Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes.  Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid.  I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here).  Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

On Lips:  For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Done and done!  It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular.  It even lasted through eating lunch!

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral:  Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me.  Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life.  The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula.  When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent.  And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones.  I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!

You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.

Summer Makeup: mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

I’m not going to lie, I like looking like I just came back from vacation regardless if it’s a random Tuesday. Problem is I didn’t… so fake it to you make it right!? If you want an instant vacation look you should check out the mark. Buenos Aires Color Collection for you summer makeup:

mark. Caliente Eyes ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

Catch The Vibe:  At first I was unimpressed with this pallet.  Then I began using it daily and I was like what was I unimpressed with!?  They’re the perfect range of colors for whatever look you’re going for.  I wear the middle pink shade just all over with the liner below for easy day look.  Then I like to mix the grey and purple for a smokey night look.  The purple is matte so it plays really well with the shimmery shades.

Caliente Eyes - Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

Caliente Eyes – Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

 

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul ($11)

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mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

Catch The Vibe:  These Saved By The Gel Liners are my new favorite liner.  First off, this pot is going to last you forever so that $11 price tag is pretty much all you’re going to spend for the next year on eyeliner.  The blue shade (Cool Azul) is so pretty and perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day with a red lip!  The colors are super bold, their really wearable so you can wear them for day for a subtle summer look.  Really easy when you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup and these won’t sweat off so win win for summer!

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

 

mark. Caliente Glow ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

Catch The Vibe:  This is another daily wear item.  I use a fan brush in the bronze to contour and swirl a blush brush in the center 2 shades for the apples of my cheek.  OR if I’m being lazy or for a quick summer look swirl all three on a fluffier blush brush and sweep up from apples to cheek bones.   The purple undertones really make this one stand out from most others out there on the market and it has ZERO orange factor.  THIS IS the item for the fresh from vacation look.

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

Catch The Vibe:  I already did a swatch post here but seriously these are so fun for summer!  I’ve been wearing the blue on my toes non stop!  It’s such a great shade of blue and has a great shimmer that screams summer!  I can’t wait to wear this on my fingers for the 4th!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

You can get the collection at my eBoutique here and use promo code JUNE15 for FREE SHIPPING on a $15 order!  Which is a killer little promo!  BONUS anyone who orders anything from this beauty collection before July 8th gets a FREE bonus item!  Shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (your bonus item will ship separate directly from me) OR just contact me if you want me to take your order directly!

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

TGIF – Instant Vacation Flashback

Flashback Friday needs to take an instant vacation. I’m not sure about you but I could definitely go for a vacation right now.  With the long Memorial weekend coming up, planning summer vacations, outings and bbq’s I’m in a vacation mode today.  Well that and mark. just released this years Instant Vacation capsule collection!  Every year mark. releases a vacation-ready capsule collection themed around a killer vacation destination, this year being Buenos Aires.  Each piece of the collection is anchored around a fragrance and always themed out perfectly, and we know I’m a sucker for a good theme execution.  Since the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection is my Friday Favorite for today, let’s flashback to the last 4 Instant Vacation collections that read as as a summer travel bucket list!

Saint Barts

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Looks from the mark. Sait Barts collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4 / LOOK 5 / LOOK 6

Marrakesh  

mark. Marrakesh Collection

mark. Marrakesh Collection

Looks from the mark. Marrakesh collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4

The Hamptons

mark. Hamptons Collection

mark. Hamptons Collection

Looks from the mark. Hampstons collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOk 2

Ibiza

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

The Ibiza collection has a special place in my heart.  It’s the exact campaign when I joined mark. in 2011, pre blog, so I don’t have any looks but it’s what introduced me to these Instant Vacation releases and I’ve been forever smitten and brings me 4 years later to the Buenos Aires Vibe collection!

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

Destination:  Buenos Aires!  Cobblestone streets, neoclassical mansions, surly tango parlors… Welcome to South America’s chicest metropolis, where old world elegance meets contemporary cool.  Today’s biggest decision:  Explore the bohemian barrio of La Bocca?  Shop the posh boutiques of the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood?  Or maybe just linger over a cortado at one of the city’s cafes, staring at the impeccably dressed locals, aka portenos?  Either way get ready for a night on the town, weber the clubs start thumping at 2am and you’ll dance till dawn.  This is Buenos Aires… let our fashion and fragrance take you there!”

Check back for my reviews and looks from this collection that will fit your summer vacation no matter where you go!  Here’s a few looks from the collection and Lucy Hale I’m totally loving!

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mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

Are you ready to catch the vibe!?  What vacation destinations are you planning for the summer?  What looks are you loving from the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection?  You can shop these looks NOW at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

 

#tbt – Week O’Nautical Labor Day Weekend Look

Week O'Nautical Labor Day Look

Week O’Nautical Labor Day Look

So sometimes life just gets in the way…   Like when you have full intentions on sharing your Week O’Nautical Labor Day edition looks but then don’t end up being on your computer at all and just enjoying the extra long weekend.  So here’s my favorite look and my favorite weekend moments!

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue

The dress is a Target find that I thought was absolutely perfect for the summer holidays!  (you might remember it here).  It’s not the absolutely most flattering for my shape but I like it so much I’ll make it work… like by putting a cami (Tilly’s) underneath and tying on a gold belt (mark.).

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Labor Day Look

Labor Day Look

Finish off the look with some summertime golden details!  Gold wedges (Nine West), gold bracelet ring (mark.), gold watch (avon).

Golden Details

Golden Details

I enjoyed my makeup look from the 4th of July so much I just re-created it!  (see here)  How perfect were my Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings!?

Red White and Blue Makeup Look

Red White and Blue Makeup Look

#tbt to the long weekends best moments! Check out my instagram to see what moments made the feed!

 

Long Weekends Are Made Of This

Long Weekends Are Made Of This

Instant Vacation Looks – The Hampton’s Collection

Gear up for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial summer kickoff! with some looks that will have you covered day to night, laying on the beach or taking an instant vacation in your cubicle!

For Night

Easy neutrals with a pop of color take you from sitting out on the deck during happy hour to full on night out! Pair it with Tall Order Sandals to create some killer stems and bronze those stems with Glow It All Gradual Self Tanner. Nothing compliments a LWD more than a tan!

What I’m Wearing:

Shop All These:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Day

For Day:

Easily transition your outfit by converting the Catch Of The Day Clutch to a shoulder bag with the convertible strap and throw on the Blaze The Way Blazer for a polished summer work look. Neutrals keep you looking professional while the IT COLOR of the moment in our Rock Of Ages Necklace keeps you fun and on trend.

What I added to transition my look for day. Everyone NEEDS this neutral blazer, perfect for covering up from that blasting AC! Its a wardrobe staple that will transition MANY outfits without looking too stuffy.

Shop these transitional pieces: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Play

For Play:

The Catch Of The Day Clutch can also be worn cross body so you have the use of your hands for shopping, clapping or whatever your play date involves! Throw on our comfy flats, Sunny Outlook Sandals to take you everywhere you need to go!

Sunny Outlook Sandals $32

Get The Look

Get The Look: Hampton’s Color Collection.  You can recreate my makeup look with some of our NEW color collection and some old favorites!!!

First I bronzed up my skin with our gradual tanners for both face and body, It’s A Glow (12) Glow It All ($14).

For Face I used Conceal For Real Hookup ($6) to cover even out and cover up flaws. Followed by Bronze Pro ($12) lightly all over with emphasis on my cheeks for contouring.

For Eyes I used the the new Keep It Going shade Naturalist $11 (Brown and Teal). I lined half my eye with the teal shade using the Flat Eyeliner Brush ($7). Followed by lining the outer half with the brown shade with wining it out and blended into the crease. I topped it off with liquid black liner, Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50) and finishing it off with Lash All You Want in Black ($11). This gave a pop of color on the eye coordinating with the pop’s of color in my outfit, but mild enough for day wear.

For Lips I used Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach ($10).

Fragrance I used the new Instant Vacation Fragrance Hamptons in both the shimmering body lotion ($10) and fragrance ($20) for extra staying power and just a little gleam with the shimmer lotion. This is not your typical glitter lotion, just a very pretty adult shimmer.

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This collection has to be one of my ALL time favorites from mark.  Each piece is versatile and fits so nicely into your summer wardrobe.  It has me wanting summer vacation NOW!  But until then I’ll just have to wear the pieces and take an Instant Vacation.  All items are now available at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com