summer vacation

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

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What To Wear In Maui: The Off The Shoulder Dress

What To Wear In Maui - Off The Shoulder Dress

What To Wear In Maui – Off The Shoulder Dress

The epic drive from Kahului to Hana is world famous.  It is a curvy coastal road with views of its natural beauty of its unblemished cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, and miles and miles of rainforest.  It was one of my favorite things we did while visiting Maui and according to mark.; The epic drive from Kahului to Hana on the Hana Highway is an absolutely must.  Wear a dress that’s both comfy in the car and cute enough to steal some attention from the jaw-dropping scenery when you jump out to ooh and awe.   For this scenario the perfect piece is the mark. Warm Shoulder Dress.

mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Not only is the off the shoulder trend huge this summer it’s a star item from the mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss capsule collection.  Inspired from our tropical destination Maui, this dress is lightweight, features a hibiscus like cutout design along the hem and cut to be the the perfect versatile dress for summer vacations and beyond.

Off The Shoulder Trend For Summer

Off The Shoulder Trend For Summer

I may not currently be in Maui but I am taking an instant vacation there wearing this pretty blue dress.  You know those pieces you put on and you just feel good in, this is one of them.  The periwinkle blue color is just stunning, and not like anything else I already own.  I like that I can wear it off one shoulder, both shoulders, the sleeves pushed up or long.  It’s really functional and pretty.

Versatile Way To Wear It

Versatile Way To Wear It

For something comfy to wear on a summer road trip or along the road to Hana this dress has that relaxed vibe.  Especially if you pair it with some shimmering flip flops and a great beach bag.  If I was in Maui I’d wear it over my suit and my bag would include a towel, snorkeling gear, Avon Sun+ Sunscreen, mark. Touch and Glow Coral, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara!  However I’m not, so for my any day in real life look I wore it over a lace bralette (Victoria’s Secret Pink) instead of a swim suit.  And my  faux straw bag (Lilly Pulitzer for Target) contains my wallet instead of snorkeling gear and a towel but the Touch and Glow and Big and Daring stay!

Your Go-To Summer Dress - mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Your Go-To Summer Dress – mark. Warm Shoulder Dress

Perfect For A Summer Road Trip

Perfect For A Summer Road Trip

Maybe it’s the birds of paradise, or the cute floral cut outs but I’m feeling pretty tropical.  With the pretty blue dress I’m wearing the pretty Blue Atlantic jewelry collection (pendant necklace and earrings).  My bracelets are actually from my trip to Hawaii from a local vendor.  Finally for the perfect tropical feel my bright orangy-coral lip is mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini.

Cut out skirt detail!

Cut out skirt detail!

Lips:  mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Lips: mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini  Jewery:  Avon Blue Atlantic Collection

If you’re planning a trip to Maui this would be the perfect dress to pack.  If you want to just be influenced by Maui this would fit the bill for that too.  From the mark. Maui Bliss collection this has to be my favorite fashion piece.  You can shop the entire Maui Bliss collection here.  Use promo code MULTI for a free sarong that would oh so match this collection perfectly!

mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

For more from my Maui Bliss Collection looks check out the maxi dress, the color collection, the bronzer and the fragrance!  With this little capsule collection you’ll be ready for your Maui vacation, or at least look like you just had one 😉

Maui Vacation Ready With These Must Haves!

Maui Vacation Ready With These Must Haves!

 

Trending Tuesday: Maui

 

Trending Tuesday: Maui

Trending Tuesday: Maui

If the world of Alicia was the internet then #maui would totally be trending.  I’m all about Maui for two major reasons right now;  1.  mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss capsule collection release and 2.  Maui was the best vacation to date I’ve ever taken and I seriously could use that right now.  However, there’s no Maui in my immediate future so I guess I’ll just have to instantly be transported there with this new mark. collection worked into my everyday!  Every year mark. releases a capsule collection based of a vacation destination, this year it’s Maui!  So let’s take a peek at some must haves from the collection and must haves to hit up in Maui!

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Launch!

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Launch!

About the mark. Instant Vacation Maui:  It’s the island that has you at hello! The Pacific surrounds you and fun is all around. When your’e not in a bikini (or snorkeling gear!), cue up cute shorts and a tee. Heading out to view the vibrant yellow hibiscus and towering bird of paradise Maui is known for? Avoid tan lines by going off-the-shoulder. And if there’s a chance your day will stretch into night, dress for both in a maxi with an irresistible island vibe!

Aloha Maui!

Aloha Maui!

Maui Must Have:  Early evening beachfront drinks:  “followed by dinner and a little live music on bustling Front Street in Lahaina – this maxi’s just what you need to make waves at both places.”  Front street in Lahaina is definitely where the night life is, happy hour and the sun sets, what’s better than that!  A tropical print maxi is the PERFECT outfit for that.  Also would be my pick on what to wear for a luau in Lahaina.

Drinks in Lahaina

Drinks in Lahaina

Luau in Lahaina

Luau in Lahaina

It all starts with a scent:  “Get whisked away to a paradise island with this Hawaiian-inspired blend of reforesting coconut water, exotic hibiscus and rich glowing amber.”  Seriously, this scent does capture the tropical paradise and warm sun!

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

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That Maui Moment

Hawaiian Feels

Hawaiian Feels

Maui Must Have:  Early morning walk along Ka’Anapali beach:  “cute and comfy shorts and a tropical-flavored tee are the right balance of easy and breezy.  The sandals are adorable – even if they don’t stay on your feet”  I totally agree that easy to wear separates that are light and breeze are the best thing to pack for your typical beach days… and if you’re not in Maui, sounds about right for lazy summer days.

Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

Morning Beach Walks In Maui

Morning Beach Walks In Maui

Beach Day!

Beach Day!

Maui Must Have:  The epic drive from Kahului to Hana:  “on the Hana Highway is an absolute Maui must.  Wear a dress that’s both comfy in the car and cute enough to steal some attention from the jaw-dropping scenery when you jump out to ooh and awe.”  The scenic drive to Hana was definitely a favorite thing to do in Maui and this look totally would fit the bill.  You could even wear your suit underneath because every day on Maui I found myself in the ocean some how.  It’s crazy how as you climb up in elevation how the weather changes so a dress like this is both cool, comfortable and functional!

Above The Clouds

Above The Clouds

Hawaii Vacation 2013-5

On The Road To Hana

On The Road To Hana

 

Be A Maui Beach Babe!

Be A Maui Beach Babe!

Maui Bliss Color Collection:  Humid days and beach front lifestyle doesn’t require much in the beauty department.  A little brozner, an eye pallet inspired by the lush tropical paradise, a long lasting gel finish polish and a compact brush set is all you’ll need.  These all are sized perfectly for travel for that trip across the Pacific… or in your bag as you “jet set” to work through weekend this summer.  I would add to my travel bag Avon Anew Skinvincible moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 50, a waterproof concealer Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, and a waterproof mascara Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara and Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon with SPF 15.  A seaspray for your hair with mark. That’s Beachy and a good sun hat  with the Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat and you’re all set for Maui.

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The Colors Of Maui

The Colors Of Maui

Lucy Hale's Top Picks For Travel

Lucy Hale’s Top Picks For Travel

Maui Must Haves

Maui Must Haves

Maui Must Haves!

Maui Must Haves!

Maui Must Have:  Wai’anapanapa State Park.  The black sand beach on Maui is just way too cool not to go see.  I loved the contrast of the bright blue water and black sand, plus there’s fun little spots and cool cliffs to get a great view.  We hiked a long the coast a bit and it was just breathtaking!

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Black Sand Beaches

Black Sand Beaches

Word Of Alicia:  This capsule collection embodies Maui perfectly and I’m totally ready to go back!  I love that I can embrace a little bit of the tropical paradise in my everyday life with the fashion and beauty items from mark.  You can shop the collection starting tomorrow at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and join my Facebook group for the launch!  Everyone who joins is entered in to win a little Maui Bliss!  You can join my Facebook group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wordofalicia/

Aloha!

Aloha!

Summer Camp Nails

 

Summer Camp Nails

Summer Camp Nails

 

July has been a busy month for me between warm summer nights and weekend getaways, summer and summer vacation mindset have been in full swing!  Busy month also means neglected nails.  Sorry digits.  I went camping the other weekend and I knew I was gong to feel super dirty and super un-polished so I knew I needed to polish those nails with a good mani to have at least that.

Essie’s A Crewed Interest and Julep Chevron Decals

Essie’s A Crewed Interest and Julep Chevron Decals

We went camping up at Bullards Bar in Dobbins, CA.  Which you might remember from this post when we spent our summer vacation there on a house boat.  During that trip I wore this mani/pedi combo so I thought let’s wear that same peach!  Only this time with aqua chevron decals from my last Julep maven box!

Peach & Aqua Chevron Nails and Camping Uggs

Peach & Aqua Chevron Nails and Camping Uggs

Obviously my nails got dirty after a weekend in the dirt and now showers… did I mention how much I HATE not showering.  A lighter shade (Essie’s A Crewed Interest) helped mask the dirt, however the chevron decals not so much.  Overall I LOVED this look for summer and even more for summer camping!  Next time I wouldn’t try to apply the decals while being sleep deprived, things end up a little wonky haha.  If you’re going camping or to a summer camp recreate this mani and have a great time!  Use code SUMMER here for a FREE Julep maven box!

Essie's A Crewed Interest and Julep Chevron Decals

Essie’s A Crewed Interest and Julep Chevron Decals

The California drought definitely gave us a completely different experience this time visiting Bullards Bar but as always those waters were stunning!  Overall Bullards Bar is a much better lake for boating and jet ski’s.  If you have that, GO, but just for regular camping there are so many other great options in Nor Cal.

Bullards Bar Dobbins, CA

Bullards Bar Dobbins, CA

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

 

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 

 

Your Summer Vacation Must-Haves

I absolutely LOVE that summer is JUST around the corner.  Which also means its time to start planning your summer vacation!  If you’ve been following my posts for the last 2 weeks you’ll notice I’ve been highlighting pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts collection (last seen here), so let’s pretend I’m planning a real vacation to Saint Barts.  There are a few must haves from the collection that are needed for any summer travel regardless of the destination.  Here are my top 3 must haves for your summer vacation:

1.  mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24).

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

If you’re anything like me when packing its about fitting as much as possible and bringing as many multitasking items as possible.  The mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case solves both those issues.  Pack all your jewelry in its 3 zippered pockets, 1 slip pocket and along the necklace/earring bar, then roll it up!  The compacted case fits nicely in your bag and keeps you organized.  MULTITASKER:  The jewelry roll can then double up as a clutch once you get to your destination!

2.  mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

The mark. Get Packing Tote is just what you need for your carry on bag or overnight bag.  Its roomy so you can pack a lot, and I mean a lot!, but it has sturdy and comfortable straps for lugging it around.  But on top of all that its a really good looking bag!  The neutral camel faux leather is really nice in quality and the pops of pink neon around the trim, studs and tie details give it a luxe look so you can also look like a chic jet-setter!  MULTITASKER:  Use this bag as your beach bag, shopper tote and/or just as your purse when you get to your destination.

3.  mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16 each)

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16)

Who wants to haul a bunch of makeup when traveling?  That’s when a good pallet is really important, one that will give you a ton of looks from one case!  I’ve already reviewed and sung my praises on the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty pallets here, but on a trip these are really all you would need to bring, plus the slim design makes them really travel friendly!  MULTITASKER:  The mark. Island Beauty Face Pallet is a bronzer, blush and highlight all in one!  The mark. Island Eyes pallet contains the perfect shades to go neutral and beachy or bold and smokey!

BONUS MUST HAVE!  Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard (pic cred’s to Erica Gerlemann!)

I know I said my top 3, but I had to add on the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line!  A lot of vacation destinations are going to have bugs and pests you don’t want biting you.  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line is EXTREMELY effective at keeping them at bay, plus its deet free!  No matter your formula preference there’s an option for you, lotion, spray or towelette.  MULTITASKER:  Get your other vacation must have, SUNSCREEN in your Bug Guard formula!  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line also has options with SPF30, which is just a life must have, really!  DOUBLE BONUS:  Now through memorial day the Skin So Soft Bug Guard is all on special pricing in our Memorial Day Shop (shop it here!) and with a $40 order get a FREE travel size Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Spray.  Plus shop the Memorial Day Shop for other must-haves to ready you for the weekend!

Let's Get Packing For St. Barts!

Let’s Get Packing For St. Barts!

Now let’s get planning for your summer vacation!  Possibly with the long Memorial Weekend?  Let’s kick off summer with a vacation weekend with these vacation must-haves!  What destinations are on your bucket list for summer travel?

5 Must Haves for a Hawaiian Vacation

I kicked off the summer in Maui, Hawaii… lucky, I know!!!  It def was a trip of a lifetime spent with good family and friends, but being my first time there I didn’t really know what to expect… or pack!  Let’s just say I did not pack right for 8 days in a tropical laid back beach town.  Even though what I brought wasn’t ideal I had enough to make do, and I had a few key items that were absolutely essential!  So if you plan on visiting the islands anytime in the future here’s my top 5 must-haves to pack!

1.  mark. Phone It In Bag ($28)

Phone It In Bag Touring Maui

Phone It In Bag Touring Maui

mark. Phone It In Bag from snorkeling to fruit stand

mark. Phone It In Bag from snorkeling to fruit stand

This seriously was my lifesaver!  Easy, transportable, fit all the essentials and in a fun tropical color!  This bag perfectly fit my phone, point and shoot camera, spf lip product, my mark. hookup with eyeliner and waterproof mascara, and my cash and cards.  Everything I needed out and about and in a cross body bag style I was hands free for activities!  It made life so much easier by just grabbing this and going and its compact size kept it functional from everything from hiking up a volcano crater to beachside lounging!  Not only was this essential for Hawaii pretty much any vacation you take this would prove its worth.  You can pick up this bag at my eBoutique http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

2.  A simple gold bracelet

Dainty Gold And The Ocean

Dainty Gold And The Ocean

I picked up this m.powerment bracelet by mark. right before my trip and I didn’t take it off the entire time I was there.  It was just enough to be laid back but still give some shine.  It worked well swimming in the ocean, nights out, hiking, lounging and even in the shower.  I do not lie when I said I didn’t take it off.  I just knew that even if I didn’t put anything else on besides my bathing suit that this gave me a little extra something but didn’t make me look like I was overdoing it at all!  This bracelet is no longer available but you can accomplish the same thing with any dainty gold bracelet.  Try the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls line, they have a great offering at affordable prices.

3.  Printed Rubber Flip Flops

Tropical Flipflops in a Tropical Local

Tropical Flipflops in a Tropical Local

I’m a heels wearer through and through… even when I really shouldn’t be, but the laid back Island life required nothing but flip flops and I totally was on board.  I picked these tropical print ones from Old Navy for about $3, the BEST place to get rubber flip flops.  Tons of styles and colors and the best prices out there and I can attest to the quality.  These ones took me on a hike through the bamboo forest to see one of the best waterfalls.  If I can wear a pair of flip flops on a hike, through the sand and during all my ocean and beach days you know they’re good.  Now if you would like to step up your game try a pair of Havaianas, or if you want to be more like the locals try some from surf brands like Reef, or if you want to be more like the jet setting tourists grab the designer Tory Burch‘s!

4.  mark. Keep It Going Long Wear Waterproof Liner and Shadow in Naturalist

mark. Keep It Going in Naturalist

mark. Keep It Going in Naturalist

Pretty much everyday during my vacation I somehow ended up in the ocean, which I think is pretty common place in Maui.  So you needed to plan your look with a bathing suit underneath, versatile easy hair, and a makeup look that wasn’t overdone… and won’t smear all over your face once you body surf a wave or encountering the heat and humidity.  Enter in Keep It Going in Naturalist, this was my go to for mermaid eyes!  The duo consists of a deep coppery shimmery brown shade and a shimmery teal shade.  With these 2 combos I pretty much could create a go to look on my eyes that made me look a little put together but not overdone.  Some days I just lined my eyes in the brown or the teal or half teal half brown.  Other days I used my finger and applied the shimmery shades all over my lid.  If I needed a little extra definition at night I used the brown to shade my crease and the teal all over the lid.  Plus, it lasts and stays put and is travel friendly in size, no liquids so no problem flying with it!  (PS. see me wearing it here)

5.  Mastering beach waves

Everyone else windblown, Me,  perfect beach waves

Everyone else windblown, Me, perfect beach waves

There was absolutely no way I was blow drying my hair in that humidity!  I’m totally a weather snob here in dry hot Nor-Cal so any bit of humidity just makes me miserable… but not my hair.  Besides, like I said before, you end up in the ocean sometime during the day so no need for a blowout just beachy waves.  Plus it’s what all the locals look like anyways, with that great sea salt and sand that ends up in your hair.  I mastered the beach waves with mark. Curl To Curl spray ($14 – available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  On wet hair I just sprayed this all over and scrunched.  Through out the day if things started to frizz I just wet my hands and scrunched some more.  Post ocean adventures I just combed through my hair then sprayed a little more and scrunched again.  Easy as that!  If your hair doesn’t hold then try pairing it with mark. Curl Commander Gel ($16).  This gel is soft not crunchy and will really hold the style.  AND NOW mark. has travel friendly mini’s!  ($8 each) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Hair Care Travel Set for ($24)

mark. Hair Care Travel Set for ($24)

BONUS MUST HAVE!  – Brazilian Cut Suit Bottoms

Trending - Brazilian Cuts

Trending – Brazilian Cuts

Ok, maybe this isn’t a must have more like an observation but all the locals had this style on.  I personally do not own this style but I saw it all over the place!  If you’ve been wanting to try this style out the Hawaiian Islands are the best place for it, you’ll fit right in.  Victoria’s Secret has a lot of options in this style.  Pair it with some cut off jean shorts and a top that’s loose cut so your bathing suit top shows through particularly in a sheer, burnout, crochet or lace fabric and you’ll have nailed the Isle Style.  Top it with a straw fedora or a snap back over your beachy waves!

Mahalo Maui

Mahalo Maui

Even if you don’t make it to Hawaii these items will still step up your Isle Style and make your stay-cation feel tropical worthy!