summer must haves

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

Trending Tuesday: #throwandgo

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

If the world of alicia was the internet, #throwandgo would totally be trending.  Summertime and living’s easy!  I’m such a summer person and I’m not talking about my 80’s classification of my “colors!”  I love everything about summer, hot days and warm nights, swimming, tan lines, ice cream… all things summer.  With so many summer happenings you need to look the part with minimal effort, hence the throw on and go!  Here are my favorite throw and go items for the summer!

1.  mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray

Beach Waves Must Haves

Beach Waves Must Haves

2.  Flip Flops

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

3.  mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

4.  mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

5.  Polarized Sunglasses

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! ...and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! …and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

6.  Express Bra Cami

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

7.  mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

8.  mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

9.  VS Pink Slouchy Crew

What I've Been Living In Lounge Wise

What I’ve Been Living In Lounge Wise

10.  mark. All Time Eye and Gloss Gorgeous

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye – see post here

These 10 items have been in heavy rotation in my world.  I can just throw them on and go!  No fuss summer essentials that allow me to enjoy my time and still look put together!  Shop the mark. pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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

The Must Have Summer Dress – mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

No shocker here that the mark. New Angled Slip Dress is my pick for a must-have this summer. You’ve already seen it here and here, but the real reason this dress is a winner is because it’s reversible! How killer is that!? That’s 2 dresses for the price of one!  Win win!

The Turquoise Side Of The New Angled Slip Dress

The Turquoise Side Of The New Angled Slip Dress

This slip dress is royal blue on one side that reverses to a cool turquoise on the other.  While on the turquoise side it peeps the royal blue just enough to make you go mmmmm!

Peep Of Blue

Peep Of Blue

For summer I totally paired this colorful number with more color!  The coral ombre clutch, mark. Fade To Fab is also a must-have for summer (see here and here).  My colorful pumps (Target, old) channel that Buenos Aires Vibe, while my gold jewelry and belt ties it all together.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Ombre Clutch and Two-Tone Slip Dress

That Buenos Aires Vibe with Ombre Clutch and Two-Tone Slip Dress

Not only is the dress multi-functional but so is my fedora!  The mark. From The Top Fedora takes a basic Panama hat and makes it so you can customize it to match your outfit with it’s interchangeable bands.  It comes with a basic black band, a tropical floral one and a this turquoise one.  Genius, pure genius!  I’m a total hat person especially in the summer when I’m at the lake and need to cover up that not so awesome hair (or bad roots, usually it’s bad roots).  So instead of needing to buy a billion hats to match my billion outfits I now just need one!  With these three bands one is bound to match what I’m wearing.

mark. From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses

mark. From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses

The mark. New Angled Slip Dress, Fade To Fab Cluch, From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses are 4 pieces you can add into your collection and be SET for summer.  These are perfectly packable for your summer vacations and multi-functional.  So you save money, and suitcase space to make budget and room for that extra souvenir.  There’s a reason why this is the third time I’ve posted about these pieces haha.

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

You can get all these pieces at my eBoutique here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVONFB75 for 20% off your $75 order or more.  BONUS: those sunglasses I’m wearing… they’re only $5 dollars (for a limited time) so catch the vibe and shop this collection!

Current Vibe:  catch the vibe at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Current Vibe

Hello Summer: Coral and Turquoise

Happy First Official Day Of Summer!

Happy First Official Day Of Summer!

Happy 1st official day of summer!  The longest day of the year, my absolute favorite!  I love the long warm days of summer, especially those warm summer sunsets in stunning colors.  As the light blue sky transitions to deep darkness those oranges, reds, pinks and corals just warm right through which is no surprise why coral and turquoise are one of my favorite summer color pairings.  Work it into the wardrobe with a coral shirtdress with turquoise accents!

Coral and Turquoise For Summer

Coral and Turquoise For Summer

The mark. Coral Kiss Dress ($38) is the perfect coral dress, a summer must-have in my book.  The cut is comfy and flattering and works for more conservative environments but has youthful details like a triangle cutout back, gold button details and tone on tone trim.

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mark. Coral Kiss Dress

mark. Coral Kiss Dress

With such a fun color, it’s really easy to play up the fun factor with turquoise accents, most notably in the mark. Get In The Groove Handbag ($48).  And what’s more fun then turquoise chevron print bag for summer!?  I was desperately wanting to switch to a new summer bag and when I saw mark. come out with this one I knew it was the PERFECT choice.  Fun and light with its bucket bag structure and canvas body and hello chevron… and turquoise chevron at that!!!

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mark. Get In The Groove Handbag

mark. Get In The Groove Handbag and Mulit Tribe Wedges

Turquoise and chevron don’t stop at the bag… take it all the way down to the toes with the mark. Multi Tribe Wedge ($40).  So basically mark. just HAD me… coral dress, turquoise chevron bag, chevron nude wedges… what is more Alicia for summer!?!  I mean ULTIMATE summer must-haves!  You know they’re good when I’m really a size 5 shoe and making the size 6’s work!

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mark. Coral Kiss Dress complete with coral fedora!

mark. Coral Kiss Dress complete with coral fedora!

The only thing that could make this look any more Alicia was adding a fedora… so I did.  I instantly fell in love with the neon coral band on this hat from Charming Charlie.  Finish it off the look with the mark. Hang With Me Earrings and an arm party with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets ($28), Mighty Pretty m.Powerment bracelet ($25) and Avon Signature Boyfriend Watch and my favorite turquoise ring from the Nail This Look Set ($28) tied together with a turquoise belt.

Summer Arm Party

Summer Arm Party

Chevron on Chevron

Chevron on Chevron

Besides this look being absolute Alicia-tastic its also super on trend for summer.  Coral and turquoise pair perfectly together for hot summer days and nights.  A little girly a lot of hot and will make your summer tan look stunning!  If you’re looking for a little something to update your wardrobe start with the Multi-Tribe Wedges ($40), take it to the next level with the Coral Kiss Dress ($38) and Get In The Groove Handbag ($48).  Three easy items to hit the summer in style.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings

mark. Hang With Me Earrings

Coral dress, turquoise belt and bag, fedora and easy summer jewelry

Coral dress, turquoise belt and bag, fedora and easy summer jewelry

You can shop the look at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and for a limited time get 20% off an order of $50 with promo code LTO20 just in time for the official start of summer!