August Favorites – mark. Crushing On Coconut

If you haven’t figured it out August is my favorite month!  So here’s what’s I’m loving lately.  My favorites if you will…

mark. Crushing On Coconut Bath and Body Collection

August Favorites:  mark. Crushing on Coconut

August Favorites: mark. Crushing on Coconut

I’m not ready to give up summer yet so that means anything coconut bath and body sounds good to me.  This mark. Crushing on Coconut line is the perfect coconut variation.  It has a bit of warmth to it so it’s not just a sun tan lotion scent but creamier and better suited for every day.  As the description says:  Indulge your delectable spirit with a blend of coconut cream, mandarin and fresh orchids.

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

The body butter is my favorite from the collection.  It is super creamy and moisturizing so summer skin drinks it up and the scent really lasts on this guy.

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

My other top picks from the collection are the 3-in-1 and body oil.  The 3-in-1 is a shower gel/shampoo/bubble bath multi-tasker which makes your shower clutter free and deliciously scented.  I’m a HUGE oil fan!  Layer it on while still wet in the shower then pat dry.  The moisturizing factor is unreal!

mark. Crushing On Coconut My August Favorites

mark. Crushing On Coconut Must Haves For Vacations!

Also offered in the collection is a body scrub, fragrance mist body spray and hand cream.  It is even offered in a gift set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  All the August necessities in a scent perfect for summer!  I love the offering so much you know I’m packing it as a must-have for my Hawaiian Vacation this month!

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

 

Fall Preview and a Sale! and my Top Picks!

I love August for all things summer but I also love all the pre-fall newness we start to get.  Even if I’m not quite wearing sweaters and heading to the pumpkin patch I am scouting out my fall game plan.  Lucky for us my eBoutique is doing a FALL PREVIEW SALE!  In the whole time I’ve been a rep this has never happened!  SO!  We get a peek at what is coming out this fall BUT we also get to shop it now AND get it on sale!  Now through 8/13 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger a select group of upcoming fall items are available NOW at 10% off.  (PLUS if your cart is $75 use promo code AVONFB75 for 20% more off!)

Top Picks!  There are a great number of items that are perfect for now, great for transitioning and will be even better for fall!  Here are my top picks from the Fall Preview Sale:

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

This camel colored bag with clean structured shape is the perfect bag for now through fall!  It will look equally chic with a white tank and jean shorts as it does with your fall knits!  This is my top pick and what I’m for sure ordering!

mark. Closely Linked Bracelet

mark. Closely Linked Bracelet

The mixed metals and textures will be perfect for pretty much any outfit.  I’m a bracelet person and this is kind of like the bracelet version of a statement necklace.  Again another wear now and later piece!

Avon Home Fragrances Fall Candles

Avon Home Fragrances Fall Candles

Avon’s Home Fragrance Tripple Wick Candles in Autumn Day, Fresh Apple, Whipped Pumpkin and Salted Camel are a definite must!  Stock up now because they’re under $10 and all the perfect fall scents!  This are also handy to have to on hand for last minute gifts for birthdays, hostess, etc.  Plus it’s a better price than Bath and Body Works and just as good!

Mercury Glass Pumpkin with LED Lights

Mercury Glass Pumpkin with LED Lights

Definitely need a little home decor to accent your fall candles so this LED light up mercury glass pumpkin is it!  Fall decor just makes things a little bit more cozy as the cooler weather creeps in.  The warm glow from the light up pumpkin just helps it along!

Avon Touch Of Lace Top

Avon Touch Of Lace Top

Wear it now with shorts and sandals or wear it later with a blazer and jeans this top is a great little neutral number with a touch of lace!  Classic and versatile!

Avon Glam Time Heel

Avon Glam Time Heel

Maybe pair the above top with this fun heel!  It has fall friendly features in the the metallic detailing and faux suede upper but will work perfectly now with the cutouts!  I love that it almost has a shootie feel to it!

mark. crazy for cranberry whipped up body butter

mark. crazy for cranberry whipped up body butter

Last but not least this mark. body butter in crazy for cranberry!  These mark. body butters are my absolute favorites, they are super moisturizing and smell wonderful.  I know this scent I’ll be sporting all fall and winter but it’s nice to get a little bit of that now on my summer sunned skin!

Honestly there is something for everyone in this little fall preview sale but at the very least head over to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and take a peek on what’s coming up this fall season.  I personally will be taking advantage of this little deal and I hope you will to!  Remember to use promo code AVONFB75 for an extra 20% off!

Nailed It: Crafty Nail

#mynailsandmyperfume Featuring Avon Femme, Essie Forget Me Nots, Julep Sienna and Avon Gel Finish

#mynailsandmyperfume Featuring Avon Femme, Essie Forget Me Nots, Julep Sienna and Avon Gel Finish

She’s crafty and she’s just my type, she’s crafty… go ahead sing the Beasties Boys because we’re getting crafty up in here! With Crafty Nail! So if you’re looking for a good nail inspiration go to the Crafty Nail blog, she does some really fun nail looks that will totally have you inspired! In honor of her 2015 OMD3 challenge (and the last day of it).  I decided to put some of the mani’s I’ve been rocking for the last 30 days all in one post.

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

4th Of July Mani

4th Of July Mani

Black and White Nails

Black and White Nails

Metallic Summer Blue

Metallic Summer Blue

'merica round 2

‘merica round 2

Baby Pink With A Matte Top Coat

Baby Pink With A Matte Top Coat

#mynailsandmybag a purple with a halo!

#mynailsandmybag a purple with a halo!

State Fair White Avon Gel Finish

State Fair White Avon Gel Finish

Tropical Accents With Essie

Tropical Accents With Essie

A Really Messy Lined Mani

A Really Messy Lined Mani

Avon Barefoot Beige and Essie A Cut Above

Avon Barefoot Beige and Essie A Cut Above

#mynailsandmydrink in orange and gold and a casualty

#mynailsandmydrink in orange and gold and a casualty

In addition to Crafty Nail being an awesome blog she’s also a fellow Avon rep who created a exclusive set available online only at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  The 5 piece set includes a base coat, a hot pink polish, a silver dazzling topper and a topcoat all for only $12.99!  Stand out from the average mani with her dazzling look that features a popping pink and just the right amount of sparkle.

Crafty Nail For Avon

Crafty Nail For Avon

Follow these easy instructions to create the look:

1) Start with one coat of Nail Experts Gel Strength Base Coat
2) Apply two coats of Nailwear Pro+ in Hottie (wait 5 minutes between coats)
3) Brush Dazzlers Disco Ball onto a makeup wedge and lightly sponge the glitter onto just the tips of your nails
4) Repeat as necessary until you reach the desired amount of glitter
5) Finish with one coat of Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard Top Coat

The “IT” Skirt For Summer – Asymmetrical Skirts

The "IT" Skirt For The Summer - Asymmetrical Skirts

The “IT” Skirt For The Summer – Asymmetrical Skirts

You know what song is stuck in my head, Demi Lovato “Cool For The Summer”.  You know what else is cool for the summer, asymmetrical skirts.  (see what I did there!?).   Anyways, this skirt trend has been happening for a bit, but looks like this summer marks it as the IT skirt.  I showed you a little inspiration in yesterday’s post but what’s great about this style it is super versatile dressed up or down summer, fall winter or spring!  mark, my love, is always on trend so no surprise this spring they came out with the mark. Taking Sides Skirt, it just took me this long to get my hands on it!

Asymmetrical Skirts and I Are Cool For The Summer

Asymmetrical Skirts and I Are Cool For The Summer

It’s basically and updated version of a high low skirt that mixed with a wrap skirt.  For summer this type of skirt is best in a knit fabric but dressier chiffon options are just as cool.  This mark. Taking Sides Skirt is a lightweight knit fabric in black but high enough quality that it will retain it’s shape and no see through.  This one is a little higher waisted on me so I did fold the band down and in.

Cool Asymetrical Wrap Design Gives a Hi-Low Appeal

Cool Asymetrical Wrap Design Gives a Hi-Low Appeal

I paired mine with a high neck racerback knit tank with lace detailing (Express, old) but this would look really cute with any of those high neck cut tanks with the deep cut ins around the shoulders that are super popular and at every store in every color known to man.  If you’re feeling a little more trendy pair it with a crop top.

mark. Taking Sides Skirt

mark. Taking Sides Skirt

The Deets: skirt, mark. Taking Sides Skirt / tank, Express / sunglasses, Michael Kors / bangles, Kate Spade / watch, Avon / shoes, Shoedazzle / lips, mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Cool For The Summer

Cool For The Summer

The "IT" Skirt For Summer

The “IT” Skirt For Summer

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Wrapped and Asymmetrical Skirt

Wrapped and Asymmetrical Skirt

For the hot summer this skirt is great, it’s cool but yet its more flattering and comfortable than a mini skit PLUS will look equally as chic with sweaters and boots come fall/winter.  I’m glad I picked up this on trend style.  You can shop this skirt at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hello August!

Hello August, my favorite month of the year!  I might be slightly partial because it’s birthday month, but it is also the last real month of summer.  So time to get in all those summer activities for a wanderlust August; pool days, beach/lake/river days, ice cream on a hot night, exploring, and of course summer vacations!  I’ll be headed to Kauai Hawaii this month for our honeymoon (10 months later…) Also in August all the back to school stuff comes out in full force, so it’s a perfect time for some newness as well as a great time for shopping sales.  It’s also treat yo’self month for me!  I try to make it a special one in honor of my birthday. Last but not least, it marks the beginning of football season, my favorite time of the year!  Here’s my inspiration for August and an idea of what you can be seeing this month here on the blog!

Wanderlust August

Kauai Inspiration

Kauai Inspiration

napalicoast

Na Pali Coast

hbay

Kauai Hawaii

Summer Skirts

The "IT" summer skirt

The “IT” summer skirt

Transition summer skirt to fall

Transition summer skirt to fall

sydneystyle.com

sydneystyle.com

Back To School Shopping

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Fall Wishlist:  Plaid Shirt

Fall Wishlist: Plaid Shirt

Plaid and Camel

Plaid and Camel

Camel Satchel

Camel Satchel

 

 

Dog Days Of Summer

 

cali icecream lemons river warmsummernights

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Hello August!  Nice to see you again!

Happy National Lipstick Day! (and Get A Free Lipstick and Lipgloss!)

Today is National Lipstick Day and in honor I thought I’d share my lip favorites lately and a FREE Lipstick offer!

Summer Time Go-To:  Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon (NOW ONLY $4.99). This formula wears more like a glossy balm and has a bit of shine and extremely nourishing and I love it.  The easy melon coral shade is super flattering for an every day shade during the summer.

 

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

 

Basic Neutral:  Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve (NOW ONLY $4.99)  This is one of those matches your natural lip color shades so it’s good for a wear to work day shade.

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Tender Mauve

Spicy Shade:  Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose (NOW ONLY $4.99!) Brown shades are super on trend right now but this one is a little spicy with some red undertones.  This kind of shade is  a great way to wear a bold shade without being to loud.  

Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose

Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Chocolate Rose

{Sidenote:  obiviously I’m really digging this mark. Box Set Necklace ($24.00).  It just always goes!  All 3 pics were taken on different days and yes I wear black that often}

Red Hot Lip Color – mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  This red is the perfect summer red.  Because the formula is more a nourishing balm you wouldn’t expect the color pay off to be so much but it’s amazing.

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up

These are what I’ve been wearing lately but if you just look through the archives (like here and here) you can see I totally love mark. and Avon lip colors!  Even better is that most of these are on mega sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger BUT TODAY ONLY get a FREE Lipstick and Lipgloss with a $50 purchase!  (if you missed my week of sales post from yesterday that’s today’s promo!)  In addition comment below on your favorite lip shade and type (lipstick, gloss, etc) and I’ll send you a free lip sample!

July 29 - One Day Only! National Lipstick Day FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order. Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 29 – One Day Only!
National Lipstick Day
FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order.
Use Code: LIPSTICK

 

 

mark. and Avon Summer Sale – Week Of Special Offers!

Sale season is upon us!  In addition to some killer sale prices over at the eBoutique this week there’s a ton of extra promo’s and gifts!  Here’s a list of all the Avon and mark. promo codes going on and a few top sale picks.  Don’t say I didn’t ever give you anything…

 

Now – July 29th (midnight) $3 flat shipping 

$3 Shipping on ANY ORDER! Offer expires 7/29/15 at midnight - NO CODE NEEDED!

$3 Shipping on ANY ORDER! Offer expires 7/29/15 at midnight – NO CODE NEEDED!

 

Today ONLY  July 28th Free Brush Set and Travel Case – which by the way these are awesome brushes and the the case is not only functional but super cute.  This is a GREAT promo!

July 28 - One Day Only!  7 pc. Makeup Brushes and Case with any $65+ order. Use Code: BRUSHES

July 28 – One Day Only!
7 pc. Makeup Brushes and Case
with any $65+ order.
Use Code: BRUSHES

 

July 29th One Day ONLY Free Lipgloss and Lipstick 

July 29 - One Day Only! National Lipstick Day FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order. Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 29 – One Day Only!
National Lipstick Day
FREE Lip Gloss & Lipstick with any $50+ order.
Use Code: LIPSTICK

July 30-31st FREE SHIP 

July 30 - 31 Free shipping on any $25+ order. Use Code: FREESHIP25

July 30 – 31
Free shipping on any $25+ order.
Use Code: FREESHIP25

 

Word Of Alicia – Top Picks From The Summer Sale

mark. Easy Does It Romper

mark. Easy Does It Romper was $38  NOW $23.99

My favorite must have piece this sumer was this navy romper.  Loose cut, pockets, navy, gold detailing… LOVE IT.  Love it even more at the sale price.

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt NOW $17.99

This sweatshirt is now only $17.99!!!  This is a great year round piece with it’s goes with everything color and shape.  I’ve worn it with shorts, pants, skirts you name it.  I LOVED it for traveling, gave you a chic put together look but comfy as a sweatshirt and warded off the chill.

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

mark. Tool Around Ring Set

mark. Tool Around Ring Set NOW $13.99

I’m literally wearing this ring set as I type this!  Adds a little dazzle to anything you have on and super easy to wear being adjustable, and of course, super on trend!

Word Of Alicia Wishlist – what I’m lusting after

mark. A Cut Above Mini Bag NOW $21.99

mark. A Cut Above Mini Bag NOW $21.99

mark. Just Perfect Booties NOW $37.99

mark. Just Perfect Booties NOW $37.99

mark. So White Now Necklace NOW $19.99

mark. So White Now Necklace NOW $19.99

You can shop the summer sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger all this week to get access to these exclusive promo’s and killer sale prices!

Easy Summer Makeup with 1 Product – mark. Touch And Glow Shimmer Cube In Coral

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Summer makeup needs to be 3 things:   1.  Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity.  2.  Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t.  3.  Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes.  I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here).  Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine.  The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips!  Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control.  Here’s how I used it:

On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush.   For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.

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mark. Touch and Glow Coral  For Eyes

mark. Touch and Glow Coral On The Eyes

On Eyes:  I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow.  Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes.  Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid.  I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here).  Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

On Lips:  For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Done and done!  It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular.  It even lasted through eating lunch!

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral:  Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me.  Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life.  The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula.  When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent.  And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones.  I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!

You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.

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

 

Trending Tuesday #marble with mark. Soft T Dress

#marble trend with mark. Soft T Dress

#marble trend with mark. Soft T Dress

Last week’s Trending Tuesday was all my #marble inspo, today it’s how I applied it in my life with the mark. Soft T Dress!  Middle of summer means it’s hot and all the new fashion is coming out for pre-fall.  Which means you need something that can beat the heat and look on trend as we transition  in a few months.  A t-shirt dress is that item!  Put a marble print on it and you got something unique and on trend.

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer Look

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer Look

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer

For summer wear I like this look pretty minimal, which makes it work appropriate.  I like it all kept in a monochromatic color scheme, black white and bit of metallic.  All I added was a metallic skinny belt for some shape (too bad I didn’t have one in black, white or silver!  Adding that to the wish list…)

Metallic Belt, Silver Watch, Pink Lip

Metallic Belt, Silver Watch, Pink Lip

Minimal Accessories Needed

Minimal Accessories Needed

Anchored in black, a structured bag and cap toe pumps also make this dress work appropriate for a summer day.  However, you could easily make it weekend ready with black sandals and lighter bag!

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Wear Now, Wear Later: Printed T-Shirt Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: Printed T-Shirt Dress

This is your no-fuss, hassle free, easy summer wear piece! I love how versatile it is and I can’t wait to wear it in the fall (stay tuned for a fall friendly take on this dress).  For now I’ll just wear with some sharp silver jewelry, clean white mani and a petal pink lip with Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Petal Pink.

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Petal Pink

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Petal Pink

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Bag – mark. — Pumps – Shoedazzle

mark. Soft T Dress

mark. Soft T Dress

Word Of Alicia Review of the mark. Soft T Dress: I’m totally digging the print, obviously!  But what’s also great about this dress is it’s a relaxed fit and a little longer in length so more versatile for more occasions. Originally I was disappointed this wasn’t a cotton t-shirt dress, it’s polyester so it will retain it’s shape as you wear it and therefore a little thicker so no show through, which I like.   I also dig the pattern all the way around the dress. The marble print is really what makes this dress unique!

Marble Print All The Way Around

Marble Print All The Way Around

You can shop my look at my eboutique and take 25% off an order of $75 with promo code JULY25  Be sure to shop the summer sale for your summer favorites at discounted prices!  I’m loving all things with a marble print! Did you download the marble tech background yet?  Check out last weeks post for the deets!  You bet my laptop and and phone got the marble detail!

#marble is totally trending!

#marble is totally trending!