valentines day

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?

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her (To Give or Get!)

Valentine’s Day is in 10 days!  Regardless if you love or hate the holiday here’s what I’m loving to gift or get for the loving holiday.  Or if you’re lazy just take one of my ideas and call it a day, or go ahead and send this link/post your your Valentine to shop for you <wink wink>.

Avon Skin So Soft Skindisiac Red Collection

Avon Skin So Soft Set

Avon Skin So Soft Set

Luxurious. Sensual. Pampering. Wrap your body in the seductive scent of warm vanilla blended with exotic woods and enticing red fruits for skin that feels touchably soft and smooth. A $24 value, the set includes:  Silky Body Wash – 6.7 fl. oz. A $7 value.  Body Oil Spray – 5 fl. oz. A $10 value.  Silky Body Lotion – 6.7 fl. oz. A $7 value.

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Avon Skin So Soft Skintastic Red

Avon Skin So Soft Skintastic Red

Special Bonus Gift Set: Share the love with our online exclusive gift set. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Set includes:  Skin So Soft Skindisiac Body Oil Spray, Skin So Soft Skindisiac Red Silky Body Wash, Skin So Soft Skindisiac Silky Body Lotion, Extra Lasting Lipstick in Fiery Red, Speed Dry+ Nail Enamel in Red Red!

 

 

Avon Ultra Sexy Pink Fragrance

Avon Ultra Sexy Pink Fragrance

Avon Ultra Sexy Pink Fragrance

My newest obsession! And ONLY $23!!!  Innocent yet sexy. A provocative fruity floral scent with flirty raspberry and fresh blushing peony mingled with sheer, sexy musk. 1.7 fl. oz.

Avon Ultra Sexy Pink 3-Piece Set

Avon Ultra Sexy Pink 3-Piece Set

Reveal your sweet and sexy side.  3-Piece Collection includes:
Eau de Toilette Spray, Luminous Body Moisturizer, Bath Nectar.

The Ultimate Pairing for V-day!

The Ultimate Pairing for V-day!

Pump up the volume, pair the Ultimate Ultra Sexy Gift include the 3 piece fragrance set with mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter and mark. Might Pretty m.Powerment Bracelet!  For $60 you have one killer gift set!

Pretty Pieces

Pretty Pieces

Special Bonus Gift Set: Share the love with our online exclusive gift set. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Set includes:  Ultra Sexy Pink Bath Nectar, Ultra Sexy Pink Eau de Toilette Spray, Ultra Sexy Pink Luminous Body Moisturizer, Heart Statement Necklace.

Bonus Feeling Sexy Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Bonus Feeling Sexy Set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

mark. Naked Love Bath and Body Set

Lucy Hale for mark. Naked Love

Lucy Hale for mark. Naked Love

Share the love with our online exclusive mark. gift set. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. This set is just $34.99 (A $42 Value).  Set includes: mark. Naked Love Body Mist, mark. Naked Love Body Butter, Naked Love Body Wash, mark. Naked Love Hand Cream

 

Perfect Valentine’s Day Makeup

mark. Makeup For Valentine's Day

mark. Makeup For Valentine’s Day

Must Haves For Date Night! mark. Touch & Glow, Saved By The Gel Liner, All Butter Now in Baby Me and Lash Act in Blackest Black!  You might recall the look from here!

Valentine's Day Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

 

 

Pajama’s

Avon Ultra Sexy Baby Doll

Avon Ultra Sexy Baby Doll

Avon Ultra Sexy Babydoll:  Make it a night to remember with a sexy babydoll and matching thong. Center bow with rhinestone charm and flocked polka dots.

Avon Lace Drape Neck PJ Set

Avon Lace Drape Neck PJ Set

Lace Detail Drape Neck PJ Set:  Talk about comfy, these loose-fitting PJs will make you want to stay in bed all day. Top features 3/4 length sleeves, a drape/cowl neckline and lace accent on the shoulders. Pants have an elastic waistband.

Avon Romantic Roses Cami Set

Avon Romantic Roses Cami Set

Romantic Roses Cami Set:  Flirty and feminine cami set with full shorts in light breathable lace. Top features a v-neck with lace trim, adjustable spaghetti straps and an empire waist line. The shorts have an elastic waistband.

 

Lot’s More To Love

There are so many more excellent options right now at my eBoutique I can’t even begin to share them all!  Great bundles just for Valentine’s Day, cute gifts for kids (search the earring set!), and a lot more to love!  Shop all the great offerings at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get them in time for Valentine’s Day!  BONUS get 25% off your $75 order with promo code 25LOVE

 

WORD OF ALICIA:  Get the Ultra Sexy Pink fragrance set!  At only $23 it’s a steal!  Plus it comes in the prettiest packaging and a scent that’s not too much and will be pretty universally liked.  Also if you want to pump it up, grab the mark. Mighty Pretty m.powerment bracelet, mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter and/or the matching Avon Ultra Sexy Babydoll!

Date Night Outfit – Girly Dress + Leather Jacket

 

Girly Dress + Leather Jacket = Date Night Outfit

Girly Dress + Leather Jacket = Date Night Outfit

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner time to start planning!  If date night is on your agenda here’s some outfit inspiro:  Girly Dress + Leather Jacket.  The pairing is flirty but not too formal with the casual leather jacket.  This way, us girls get to dress up but still look cool and casual.

mark. About Lace Dress

mark. About Lace Dress

For my girly dress I’m wearing the mark. About Lace Dress ($42).  Purple is an under appreciated color for Valentine’s day.  It’s in the same family of pinks and reds only a little more dark and a little more royal.  This dress definitely works the girly factor with it’s fit and flare shape, silky fabric and lace detailing.  I love a good lace detailing, esp for a date night look!

Lacey Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

Lacey Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

Girly Dress Nailed with mark. About Lace Dress

Girly Dress Nailed with mark. About Lace Dress

Even though this dress is seriously spring it’s still February and cold, so tights and a jacket are a must.  I think opaque black tights and a black leather jacket looks best.  They don’t complicate the look but bring a level of sleekness.  Good thing my favorite mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($18) are still going strong and this old mark. faux leather jacket is seeing some use after getting it at the end of the season last spring (last seen here).

A little faux leather for warmth

A little faux leather for warmth

mark. Attention To Detail Tights

mark. Attention To Detail Tights

All about the booties, black tights and a black jacket!

All about the booties, black tights and a black jacket!

With a crew neck like this dress has I always think a statement necklace is the perfect addition.  The solid colored base is the perfect canvas to showcase the mark. Clear Choice Necklace ($38).  I love its vintage-y look with the lace detailing of the dress.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

To finish off a date night look try the perfect makeup look, get my Valentine’s Day Makeup look here. Of course you’ll need a perfect little bag, like the mark. Glam Glimmer Clutch ($28).  It’s big enough to hold all the essentials but small enough to drag along to wherever the night might take you!  Plus the metallic snakeskin pattern is a little “cool girl” to help toughen up your girly dresss.

Toughen Up A Girly Dress For Date Night

Toughen Up A Girly Dress For Date Night

The combination of girly dress + leather jacket isn’t just for date night, try it for any of your upcoming occasions; girls night, lunch, casual work environment, etc… It’s comfortable but still looks very put together and chic.  You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get it in time for Valentine’s Day!

Put a little swing in your skirt!

Put a little swing in your skirt!