valentines day

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday's We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s we wear pink… or blush and burgundy because I’m not a huge fan of pink.  Please don’t revoke my girl card, haha.  I mean I like pink nail polish, pink lips, pink eye makeup but in fashion, decor or anything else, not my jam.  However I can get behind blush and burgundy, a more sophisticated take on pink.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I’ve been theme’ing out my life, making the winter more loveable.

Blush + Burgundy

Blush + Burgundy

Let’s be real, it’s still winter and it’s still cold, so romantic dresses might seem like a good idea but they’re not practical.  A blush sweater and ponte pants (WHBM) are extremely practical and absolutely work toward the Valentine’s Day theme.  This blush sweater has an adorable bow back which I didn’t capture but take my word for it, the added details are romantic.  This sweater is old but you can find a cozy blush sweater with romantic details to recreate the look.

Valentine's Day Inspired OOTD

Valentine’s Day Inspired OOTD

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Pairing burgundy with blush is a little unexpected but totally a winter winner pairing.  Just a pop of a burgundy suede pump and matte burgundy lip really pulls this look together.  #lipoftheday is the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  This matte lipstick is one of my favorites because its not drying!  I can’t have anything drying in these dry cold winter months, so if I want a matte lip this is the way I go.

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Like I said I’ve been Valentine’s Day-ing my life which included pulling out jewelry peices that I think fit in, like my rose gold options.  I picked up some new Valentine’s Day jewelry, had some adorable old pieces (like these heart hoops) and some other pieces that really just fit well in the theme.  To get some good use out of them, I put them out on a display jewelry stand so I can grab and go when getting ready in the mornings.  This rose gold set from 2019 holiday at Avon has been in heavy rotation.  As an alternative check out these rose gold and jet black options!

Rose Gold Baubles

Rose Gold Baubles

Wearing pink makeup has always been a favorite.  Maybe its the pink undertones in my skin but pinks are always flatteirng on me.  The Avon Send Roses Eye Palette really is my everything these days.  I did a monochromatic pink eye look and used the deep purple shade as my eyeliner.  I’m horrible at capturing the details but IRL it’s super pretty and dramatic but wearable!

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

No full look is finaly with out the finishing touches of fragrance.  For February this is my duo, Rose body cream from Bath and Body works with Avon Velvet.  I like having the travel size to throw in my bag and apply later if I’m running late or forget to put on perfume.  I mean there’s a reason why I made that New Year’s smell good resolution (see what I mean here).  Velvet is a fragrance that grew on me, now its one of my favorites and COMPLETELY out of my normal fragrance picks.  It also is the most long lasting scent I have, and even more so when I pair it with the dry oil right out of the shower.

Roses and Velvet

Roses and Velvet

I hope you’re feeling the love this February!  Try themeing out your days with all things romantic, roses, blush and burgundy!

Happy February!

Happy February!

#LipofTheDay Love Until Valentine’s Day!

#lipoftheday Lip Love

#lipoftheday Lip Love

Happy Makeup Monday!  Did you guys realize Valentine’s Day is under a month away.  We don’t have to have big elaborate plans but it is an excuse to theme out your day and share some love.  It is the middle of winter and things are kinda blah so anything to brighten that up right!?  To do that I’ll be sharing my favorite lippies  ❤  Here’s what I’m loving today!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Mousiture in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Midnight Rose

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Word on the Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks:

AVON x THE FACE SHOP
Our exclusive collaboration with The Face Shop brings you super-luxurious Korean beauty products that are influencing the world. Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick contains a moisturizing color-rich formula that caresses lips with a soft, satiny finish—all in a single stroke! Our essential lip-softening oil blend of sweet almond, chamomile, rose and lavender oils conditions your pout for a non-drying, supple feel. .12 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• 20 high-impact shades
• Vivid, pigment-rich color swipes on effortlessly
• Lightweight formula hugs lips like a second skin
• Fresh, sleek design

TO USE
Apply to center of lips and blend.
How To: The Flushed Lip
Are there pops of color you’re always eyeing, but never dare to try? Try this tip for wearing any lip color in a natural way.
1. Choose your color and saturate on the center of your lips.
2. Using your finger, tap and blend the color as if you’re rubbing in a lip balm. Once the color starts to dissolve into your lips, gently pull your finger to the top of your lip and dab your Cupid’s bow.
3. The end result is a halo effect showing a gorgeous pop of color!

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisutre in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Satin Rouge in Blush Beige

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Blush Beige

Word of Alicia:  I did not follow the instructions, I just put it on like regular lipstick.  The color payoff was really good and lasted.  I did find them comfortable to wear and for a satin more of a matte stain than a glossier satin if that makes sense.  I’m actually really excited to try them now using the instructions above and apply kind of more like a balm.  I picked up 4 more shades and will certainly be trying this technique with a few of those.

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

Avon x The Face Shop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks Haul

❤ #lipoftheday everyday until Valentine’s Day helping you find your lip love.  Follow along, love/like your favorites and find your perfect match! ❤ If you’re looking for a little lip love, something new for 2020 to brighten up let me help you find your perfect lip match.  If you want some personal consulation on what colors/formulas would work best for you hit me up!  Comment/DM/email

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!  It’s always a little tough when it falls on a weekday but I still take any reason to theme out my day. We’re just going to a good steak dinner after work so I need a desk to dinner date night look.

Valentine's Day Desk to Dinner Look

Valentine’s Day Desk to Dinner Look

Wearing:  Black Beaded Blouse, WHBM; Black Jeans, Old Navy; Red Booties, Marc Fisher.

Valentine's Day Look

Valentine’s Day Look

I went with a pretty blouse, black jeans and a pop of red this year.  It was functional for all I had to get done today but also translates well to date night.  Added on my Avon Heart Hoop Earrings and Heart Ring along with my red booties and its a lovely V-Day look.

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Lip Of The Day:  I’m wearing a matte berry lip from the Avon Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Collection (see here) but its extremely similar to Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  These matte lipsticks last and last.  I put it on at like 11am and it lasted to post V-Day dinner!  The 5 for $20 Lipmania ends Monday at http:www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Garden of Delights A Box

Garden Of Delights A Box

Garden Of Delights A Box

Delight your senses with our newest A Box in Campaign 3—filled with beautiful products, you’ll love the Garden of Delights A Box (product number 647-314). Be romanced with the lush floral sent of Velvet, kissable lips with Avon True Color Lipstick and Lip Liner, and an A Box exclusive heart-shaped mirror. For $10 with any $40 purchase, perfect price to share the love.

Only $10 with a $40 purchase

Only $10 with a $40 purchase

A Beautiful Bouquet: Be swept away with four Avon must-haves (a $39 value!)

Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Red Supreme: .11 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Lip Liner in True Red: .01 oz.
Velvet Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Heart-Shaped Mirror: Plastic, Glass / 2 ¾ x 2 ½

Pretty Packaging - Perfect to gift or receive!

Pretty Packaging – Perfect to gift or receive!

Word of Alicia:  This has to be my favorite A Box as of late!  I am just smitten with the design and it goes so well with our Limited Edition Valentine’s Day items.  Valentine’s is one of those holiday’s that never live up, so what I do is just theme out my day and wear something fitting for the holiday.  I highly suggest the adorable heart shaped hoops ($5.99), the berry lipstick ($6.99) and the eye pallet ($9.99) which has super on trend shades along with good wear every day shades.  Add on the adorable lip shaped lip gloss ($4.99), some of our new limited edition bath and body collection ($6.99) so basically everything you see here and get the A Box for only $10!  (Grand total of $51.94!)

My Top Picks: These Heart Shaped Hoops!

My Top Picks: These Heart Shaped Hoops!

Matching Eye Palette and Lipsticks

Matching Eye Palette and Lipsticks

Perfect Pout - Adorable Lipgloss Duo $4.99

Perfect Pout – Adorable Lipgloss Duo $4.99

Lots of options over at the eBoutique!

Lots of options over at the eBoutique!

Shop the limited edition items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get this total haul for just over $50!

Get this total haul for just over $50!

Trending Tuesday: Lots To Love

Lots To Love

Lots To Love

If the world of alicia was the internet #lotstolove would totally be trending. Lots To Love is the title of the newest Avon flyer targeting Valentine’s Day. In the world of Alicia, I’m just OBSESSING over it. I just LOVE these images and have me inspired for not just Valentine’s Day, but for my January, February, awards season, and beyond!

 

Makeup Looks To Love:

Sultry and Stunning

Sultry and Stunning

First thing that has me smitten is the stunning beauty looks featured.  Super simple clean skin, simple eye, LOTS of lashes, red lips and silver nails.  This looks so sultry with the strapless look, really letting those stunning jewelry pieces take the stage, but just as easily works more casual.  I NEED to recreate this look.

Casual and Confident

Casual and Confident

Beauty Gifts To Love:

Darling Ring Dishes

Darling Ring Dishes

This year’s giftable collection is too cute to boot!  Between the darling ring trays, the fun graphic lip prints, and the mix match appeal, I’m smitten!  The ring trays would be super cute for a candy dish at my desk at work!  I love to theme out my life so a pair of Valentine’s Day PJ’s is kind of a must!

This Lots To Love flyer definitely has given me lots to love!  It’s funny how a retailer’s flyer/ad/campaign can really create a lot of inspiration.  I’ve definitely been letting my jewelry be the statement of my look and piling on the Big and Daring mascara!  You can shop the entire collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and add on that Eye Love You A box to bring it full circle! For some more inspiration here’s the entire Lots To Love flyer for your eyes!

Lots To Love Flyer:

Lots To Love

Lots To Love

Eye Love You Collection A Box

Eye Love You Collection A Box

Eye Love You Collection A Box

Share the love with our newest A Box for Campaign 3. The Eye Love You Collection A Box (081-828) features four makeup faves and an exclusive earring set. These products will give your eyes, lips, and ears some lovin’.

All you need is love…and of course your go-to liner, gloss and mascara! Plus darling studs for a sweet assortment…all handpicked just for you.

All you need is love…and of course your go-to liner, gloss and mascara! Plus darling studs for a sweet assortment…all handpicked just for you.

Lots to Love:  Makeup faves and beautiful jewelry for just $10 ($40 value!) with any $40 purchase.

Gloss, earrings, mascara

Gloss, earrings, mascara

Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Mocha Latte: .21 oz
Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Blackest Black: .34 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Be Mine Stud Earrings: 2 pairs of pierced studs

Remover and Liner

Remover and Liner

Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion: 2.7 oz
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz

All You Need For Valentine's Day

All You Need For Valentine’s Day

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers so take advantage of this A-mazing value at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lots To Love With This A Box

Lots To Love With This A Box

I really “love” this A Box!  If you were looking for a little something to gift for Valentine’s Day this would be a really cute option.  It pairs really well with the cute Valentine’s Day offerings at my eBoutique from jammies, to beauty to cute home goods there’s a ton of adorable new arrivals.  Here are a few of my favorites new to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Grammy Feels That Took Over Mani Monday

Valentine's Day Mani Monday

Valentine’s Day Mani Monday

“Last night a DJ saved my life”…  That’s how I feel about the Grammy’s last night. Today I totally planned to have this Valentine’s Day Mani Monday post but then the Grammy’s happened, and for whatever reason it had me feeling all sorts of musical happiness.  Here’s what I loved…

  1.  The actual music!  Not the red carpet looks, not a funny moment or an emotional one or the personal statements, but the actual music.  Everyone was spot on and the performances were excellent and the music and nominees were all really good.  The spotify playlist, on repeat.
  2. Tribe Called Quest.
  3. Realizing that the song I’ve been sining along to on the radio that I thought sounded very Michael Jackson-esq for months now, was The Weekend.  How did I miss that?  Oh, because for this last year I’ve not been listening to music, but I used to…  I used to know things, listen to it at work, while doing things, while getting ready… somehow I dropped music from my life which I why last night and the Grammy’s sparked something.
  4. Beyonce’s Red Sequin Dress.  Well all the red actually, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Kat Graham, Maya… of course red carpet picks had to make the list.
  5. Adelle’s makeup making her look like a bronzed goddess especially against her stunning green dress.
  6. Bruno as Prince.
  7. My new love and appreciation for Chance the Rapper.  Granted you’ll find a good few of my shazam’s containing him but I did not have him on my list of folks I liked, until now with his genuine personality and that gospel performance.  Anyone who can smoothly work in Harry Potter into your rap has my attention.  Word yo!
  8. Katy Perry’s white tux during her performance.
  9. Demi Lavoto’s jumpsuit during the Bee Gee’s tribute… and well, that freaking Bee Gee’s tribute.  I also can not help but smile every time I hear the Bee Gee’s and think of those SNL skits with JT and Jimmy, The Barry Gibb Show.  Smiles every time.
  10. Finally, that there’s a carpool karaoke show coming our way.  It better be on right after lip sync battle 😉

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Meanwhile, Valentine’s Mani Monday brought to you by Jamberry.  I absolutely adore them for the holidays, to get those fun printed looks to theme things out.  I’ll be doing a new mani today for actual Valentine’s Day tomorrow, probably while listening to that Grammy’s Spotify playlist.

Jamberry Wraps for Valentine's Day

Jamberry Wraps for Valentine’s Day

With Flash

With Flash

How cute are those lips!?

How cute are those lips!?

With Love – EXTRA 25% Off The Valentine’s Day Shop

Over at my eBoutique we’ve got a little Valentine’s Day Shop with items perfect for the romantic holiday or just for February!  BONUS you can get an EXTRA 25% off the shop with promo code LOVE.  A few of my top picks in the shop:

mark. Cosmic Blast Earrings

mark. Cosmic Blast Earrings

mark. Take A Bow Cuff

mark. Take A Bow Cuff

Top Jewelry Pieces:  These two from mark. add just the right amount of edge to a girly look that’s perfect for a dinner date, day date or just a casual outfit!

Avon Femme

Avon Femme

Avon Ultra Sexy Heart

Avon Ultra Sexy Heart

Top Fragrance Picks:  Avon Femme is my fav perfume from Avon and it’s been in heavy rotation for pre-spring, it’s just a nice scent.  Newest addition is Avon Ultra Sexy Heart and on sale at $14 BEFORE the 25% off it’s totally worth trying this Valentine’s Day!

mark. Lip Click Matte

mark. Lip Click Matte

mark. Clutch Situation Brush Set

mark. Clutch Situation Brush Set

Top Beauty Picks:  This time of year it’s all about adding a fun take on the necessary.  For the most kissable holiday, lipstick is necessary!  Add a new matte formula in 3 of the best basic shades from mark.!  This brush set has been my absolute MUST HAVE the angled brush is PERFECT for contouring your cheeks and the eye liner brush works THE BEST with mark. Saved By The Gel liner.

 

You can shop these and more at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use promo code LOVE for 25% off the boutique!

Nailed It: Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Ok so this was totally my Valentine’s Day mani but hearts, glitter, red and white are still perfectly acceptable all month long!  So better late then never, here’s round 2 of the Valentine’s Day nails courtesy of Julep’s Smitten Kitten Box (see round 1 here).  For February I decided to go with the Smitten Kitten box as my maven selection.  (Maven’s are Julep’s members who get a perfectly curated box each moth to take or skip).  I knew it was going to be PERFECT for this month’s holiday and their themed out selections haven’t let me down in the past. (see last yrs v-day, st. patty’s and 4th of july)

Julep Smitten Kitten Box Nail Look

Julep Smitten Kitten Box Nail Look

The Smitten Kitten box included a red creme (Karissa) a full coverage gold glitter (Vivien), a holographic heart glitter (Hartleigh) and Freedom topcoat with cute red and white heart stickers.  I loved them all so much I had to use them all in one look.  Overkill, for some maybe, super fun and festive, absolutely!

Julep Vivien

Julep Vivien

Julep Harleigh

Julep Hartleigh

I alternated the red and gold as my base and then let them mostly dry before putting on the heart sticker.  I then followed it up with a generous coat of Freedom Topcoat.  Because I knew there were going to be a lot of layers I only went with one coat and got them opaque.  Again, this is why I love Julep for their killer formulas!

Accent Nail in Julep Harleigh

Accent Nail in Julep Hartleigh

For my pointer I decided to make it an accent nail by layering on Hartleigh over a super pale pink base. A glitter with hearts and heart decals make it way easier to get a perfect heart mani.  Way better then my past attempts at free handing a heart.

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Julep Smitten Kitten Box

Julep Smitten Kitten Box

I of course added this fun Tool Around Ring Set from mark. for a little something extra!

Valentine's Day Nails with Julep

Valentine’s Day Nails with Julep

If you loved the Smitten Kitten Box you can get a similar themed out box for St. Patrick’s day!  If you’re already a maven select the Lucky Shamrock Box or if you’re new to Julep sign up for the subscription use promo code PINCHME and get the themed out box FOR FREE!  If you want the perfect polish to theme out your St. Patrick’s Day then grab this, it includes my St. Patty’s favorite… LUCKY (see here and here).  Julep’s formula is KILLER, their maven program is KILLER and the their suggestions and pairings are KILLER!  If you haven’t signed up yet do so NOW!  (esp while it’s free!)

Free Julep with promo code PINCHME

Free Julep with promo code PINCHME

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

Until next mani Monday…

Mani Monday: Easy Valentine’s Day Nails with Essie

Easy Valentine's Day Mani with Essie

Easy Valentine’s Day Mani with Essie

Essie Fiji and Essie A Cut Above

Essie Fiji and Essie A Cut Above

I’m totally excited to theme out the week in all things, red, white, pink, lacy and girly for Valentine’s Day this week!  So let’s start at the tips with a super easy Valentine’s Day mani!

Easy Valentine's Day mani with Essie

Easy Valentine’s Day mani with Essie

I’ve been dying to bust out my pastels and took this week as my opportunity!  I used one of my all time favorite pinks, Essie Fiji.  It’s opaque and the perfect pastel pink.  I then dappled on the rose gold glitter, Essie A Cut Above on my tips.  Perfect pairing for Valentine’s Day and super easy to do.

Essie Fiji with A Cut Above on the tips

Essie Fiji with A Cut Above on the tips

You might note my Valentine’s Day gift of past, my I Love You ring from Tiffany’s.  This guy, simple and small, has been in heavy rotation as of late, guess it’s time for a cleaning.  And those cute Valentine’s Day wine glasses, they’re from The Dollar Tree!  Talk about mixing high and low!

Tiffany & Co I Love You Ring

Tiffany & Co I Love You Ring

Because Valentine’s Day is on Saturday there’s plenty of time for me to get in another v-day nail look! Especially with all the pinspiration I’ve been pinning on my Be Mine board I definitely need to do another one before the week’s up!  What look will your nails be sporting for this lovely holiday?