wedding mani

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

My wedding set is currently at the jewelers being repaired so I was in the need of a fill in, and what’s better than a design fit for a Duchess! ¬†Random Snapple fact, Duchess is my favorite royalty title, shout out to Krista in 10th grade for winning that title at Snow Ball ūüėČ ¬†Anyways… This¬†Sterling Silver CZ Triplet Ring was inspired by that Meghan Markle Sparkle so for this week, its my place holder.

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Obiv my sterling silver version is a little different as hers is a gold band, and CZ’s instead of her ¬†beautiful, and I’m sure flawless, diamonds, but at $34.99 I ain’t mad at it. ¬†It gives a lot of sparkle, a lot of Meghan Markle Sparkle! ¬†This weeks mani also #nailedit with the Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be.

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

I’m REALLY loving this pastel polish shade. ¬†I def feel it pulls more robin’s egg blue than mint but its a great spring shade and pairs really well with all the blues I’ve been wearing lately. ¬†I’ve also been a little obsessed with all things engagement/wedding, like getting an album done from mine, and getting those dumb disposable cameras finally taken care of, and then one of my fav you tubers shared her engagement which made me have all the feels, and a friend is engaged, and I’ve been binging Married At First Sight… I guess its just that spring fever!

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

You can shop my favorite polish, these Gel Finish polishes online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to get your own Meghan Markle Sparkle to go along with it! ¬†You know I’ve been loving these fine jewelry releases from Avon this past year and this one takes the cake, the wedding cake! ¬†Plus, it would be cute to wear these two (ring & polish) if you’re doing the circuit of showers, weddings, events and parties or even Easter!

Nailed It: Julep Alicia

What a better mani Monday then our own namesake!  Julep Alicia!

Julep Alicia

Julep Alicia

I have this thing with names, I like to get people polish in their name even if its not a color they’d wear. ¬†It’s like a collectors piece. ¬†Alicia, while you know the name, it’s not really as common as you’d think, so when I saw Julep had an Alicia I was ALL OVER IT. ¬†Except it’s been sold out for-ev-ver! ¬†The re-released in the new formula a few months ago and I snatched it up. ¬†At first I was like, eh, it will probably not look that great on me, but I want it for my vanity, so it sat in it’s box all pretty and new. ¬†Then for Easter I decided to bust out this shade. ¬†I was going to do a fun Easter mani but I also had a wedding and business trip so I needed just an easy shade to get me through. ¬†Julep Alicia it is!

Julep Alicia for Easter

Julep Alicia for Easter

Once I applied Julep Alicia I was immediately in love with my namesake. ¬†In just two coats it’s full coverage cream with the shiniest finish with NO topcoat! ¬†It’s super super bright and unique but doesn’t come across as gaudy. ¬†Julep Alicia is the word. ¬†If I was ultimately going to create a polish that represented me I wouldn’t change a thing!

Spring Favorite:  Julep Alicia

Spring Favorite: Julep Alicia

You can shop Julep here and get your first Julep Maven 4-piece box FOR FREE using promo code SCORE.

The Ultimate Mani Monday – Wedding Nails + eShakti

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

My #tahoeweddingfestHD (aka wedding weekend) went by too fast but at least it can live forever in memories and pictures!  One of my favorite parts of the weekend was the Friday before my sister organized a day at the nail salon with the maides!  We were able to relax, talk and enjoy some time together before the rehearsal later that night and get the ultimate mani, my wedding nails!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

I knew I wanted to do a classic red mani for my wedding but it needed to be a fall red to go with the rest of my details.  While planning the invites my sister and I thought it would be a good idea to include a bottle of nail polish so I picked out Avon Speed Dry Polish in Red Wine and not only was it super cute for the invites it was also the perfect fall red for wedding manis and pedis!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Since we all like a good party, my sister glittered up some champagne bottles (and sparkling cider for me and my prego Caroline!), brought some cheese and crackers and chocolate covered strawberries to make our salon trip a #tahoeweddingfestHD pre wedding party!

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Like with any good party you need a good party dress and my red lace dress from eShakti was a crowd favorite!¬†eShakti approached me if I was interested in trying them out and I have heard of them from Jackie at Living After Midnight but I guess I didn’t really get it. ¬†They let you customize your dress! ¬†Coming from a girl who’s 5 foot nothing with curves this means EVERYTHING! ¬†Start with picking your dress (or more realistically your shell). ¬†Then you can adjust the neckline, sleeves, hem, etc to match not only the look you’re going for but how you want it to fit. ¬†I personally like lower necklines and I wanted longer sleeves (since I was in the cooler temps) so I selected to change my dress to have a deep V neckline and 3/4th sleeves. ¬†I then entered in my height so the length of the dress hit me where it was actually suppose to not below the knee like most off the rack dresses do. ¬†You could also enter in your exact measurements if you like, but I just went with my general sizing.

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

With wet hair, no makeup and meeting my little nephew you can see the killer details of my red lace dress from eShatki!

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eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

With eShakti I got the exact dress I wanted and didn’t have to just deal with it being 90% there. ¬†This is the greatest idea ever! ¬†Check them out you won’t be disappointed. ¬†My red lace dress was the perfect fit not just size wise but also for my theme and my bridal mani/pedi party! ¬†OH and did I mention it had pockets, any dress with pockets is a winner! ¬†The day couldn’t of gone better thanks to eShakti and my sister for planning the perfect Bridal Mani/Pedi Party!!!

The Pedi Pose

The Pedi Pose

PS:  Sorry for some crappy mobile pics but I was more concerned with enjoying the moment then capturing the perfect picture.