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!

Trending Tuesday – Marble

If the world of Alicia was the internet #marble would totally be trending. I’m currently crushing on all things marble right now. It’s luxurious, clean and sharp which all translates when used unexpectedly in fashion and beyond.  Here’s what’s inspiring me:

Marble Print T-Shirt Dress  (mark. Soft T Dress)

mark. Soft T Dress

mark. Soft T Dress

Tech Marble Background Download (IvankaTrump.com)

 

Marble Vanity

Lux Vanity

Lux Vanity

 

Marble Heeled Boots (mark. Marbleized Heel Boot coming soon)

mark. Marbleized Heel Boots

mark. Marbleized Heel Boots

 

Marble Surfboards 

Sleek Surf

Sleek Surf

 

Marble Watch (Taste Timepiece)

Taste Timepiece

Taste Timepiece

 

DIY Marbelization

Marble Ikea Hacks

Marble Ikea Hacks

See more Pinspiration and get inspired by clean sleek marble looks for not just your home but also your looks!  I love idea of the DIY marble mugs with nail polish!  And these shoes!  It’s official, I need to marbleize my life.

 

 

How To Style A LWD

How To Style A LWD?  With Puppies!  Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

How To Style A LWD? With Puppies! Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

Summer is in full swing, long days, warm nights and official LWD season. Sun bronzed skin looks excellent in a little white dress so why not bust your favorite dress and let’s accessorize it.  A little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress so anything from simple to sparkling goes!

Accessorizing A LWD

Accessorizing A LWD

For today’s look summer look I wanted to keep that clean light pallet with a bit of a boho charm.  The easiest way to do that is with the mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This statement necklace features rose quartz stones and genuine tiger’s eye with a little sparkle.  I love how nicely it plays against the white.  It’s really the impact accessory for this look and really all you need.

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

Paired with the incredible necklace I really like this mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring.  They’re not exact matches but they have that same relaxed summer vibe.  Worn with a LWD they really take it to a chic level for a summer look.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Now that I got the statement pieces on, for the rest of my accessories it’s more about compliments.  Like a skinny rose gold belt and a simple rose gold bangle (mark. Looking Sharp Bracelets).

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parkle!

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parole! — and a puppy in the background!

I don’t curl my hair often in the summer but this look called for some boho waves created with the mark. Curl Time Styling Wand and a little mark. Curl To Curl Mist sprayed on first.  Even though it was a little work the look is still easy.  And too keep it easy I even wore flats!  (sparkly sandal flats from Nine West, but still flats!)

Easy Boho Summer Look

Easy Boho Summer Look

This simple LWD just went from boring to boho with a little sparkle.  I love this look for all your summer activities from BBQ to Pool Party to Bridal/Baby Shower and beyond.  Just amping up a few accessories but keeping them easy and summer friendly really makes it all come together.  That is… when you don’t have the ultimate puppy accessory!  You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and use promo code HIAGAIN for 20% off and/or FREE shipping!

Puppies are the best accessory!

Puppies are the best accessory!

PS.  Look at that highlighter glow!  That’s the mark. First Blush Face Compact… you can see me singing it’s praise here!

Week O’Nautical – In The Navy (Romper)

Nautical Navy Romper Look

Nautical Navy Romper Look

In the Navy, you can sail the 7 seas… or celebrate Week O’Nautical!  I was inspired by Khloe Kardashian’s navy jumpsuit look (see here and here), but I made it more practical for everyday wear for hanging out with friends and watching the fireworks!

mark. Easy Does It Romper

mark. Easy Does It Romper

The key elements from Khloe’s look were the navy jumpsuit, textured high ponytail, navy eyes and killer horn  hoop earrings! Because I don’t have a Kardashian wardrobe, lifestyle or stylists I channel the same vibe with the mark. Easy Does It Romper.  It’s way more functional for everyday and like the name says a really easy piece.  I absolutely love that it has pockets!  The easy fit has me wearing this piece all summer long.  Don’t be afraid of the 1-piece, it’s actually really flattering and easy to wear!

mark. Easy Does It Romper Is Super Easy To Wear

mark. Easy Does It Romper Is Super Easy To Wear

Khloe Kardashian Navy Inspired Look

Khloe Kardashian Navy Inspired Look

To make it a little more nautical I added white and gold elements.  I didn’t have killer horn hoop earrings but I did have some chain detailed oversized hoops (mark.)!  Add a long necklace and white hobo bag (both mark.) and some white lace and gold pumps (Shoedazzle) and I had a more nautical take on Khloe’s look.

Big Hoops and Hobo

Big Hoops and Hobo

Khloe has some serious mermaid eyes going on, but I went a little lighter for day using the mark. On The Dot Smokey Eye Pallet.  Paired with nude lips (mark. All Butter Now in Bare All) and some bronzed contoured (barely) cheeks (mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow Brozner and Blush – see here).

Navy Eyes with mark. On The Dot Smokey

Navy Eyes with mark. On The Dot Smokey

Like I said it’s been mega hot here (and majorly windy during these pics!) so there was no way I was going to do a major hair style… even though Khloe’s pony is most definitely way more curled and teased I went the easy route.  On wet hair I used mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray.  Once It dried a little I swept it up all into a high pony and secured with an elastic.  Final step was to take a piece of hair from underneath and wrap around to disguise the elastic.  It was the perfect hairdo for a hot summer day!

Nautical Navy and White Look for Summer

Nautical Navy and White Look for Summer

You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and create yourself a little navy look!

 

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Fit and Flare

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

When you think nautical you think stripes… or at least I do.  What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than in a nautical striped fit and flare dress!?  What’s great about this style is it pretty much flatters every body type and the flare skirt allows you to keep a bit cooler than a fitted pencil skirt style.  Add navy nautical stripes and you’ve got yourself a Week O’Nautical winner!

Week O'Nautical - nautical fit and flare dress!

Week O’Nautical – nautical fit and flare dress!

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Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

I love how even an all over striped dress is really a blank canvas.  The basic navy and white really are quite neutral so a pop of color works really well against it.  The higher neckline is a perfect base for a statement necklace.  I styled this dress with the new mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This necklace features a genuine tiger eye which plays perfectly with my tortoise watch (Avon).

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

I played off those light pink stones on this necklace with a bright pink lip (Avon Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal) and a coral clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch).  Plus I love how great this clutch looked the last time I wore it with navy stripes (see here).  In addition to this great statement necklace I added a great statement ring with opal stones reminiscent of the ocean (mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring) — you know that nautical tie in, even if I’m the only one who gets it…

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Summer Nautical Style

Summer Nautical Style

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Full Of Flair

Full Of Flair

You want to know what’s the best part of this look?  This dress was $10 at H&M!  This weekend is a great time for summer sales.  Retailers are looking to rid their summer stock to make room for back to school/fall so everyone is having a sale.  (Including my eBoutique!).   Shop my pieces and get free shipping on a $15 order and 20% off a $60 order with promo code HIAGAIN at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue for Week O'Nautical

Red White and Blue for Week O’Nautical

As we approach our most patriotic holiday I theme out my day to day in our most patriotic colors! Week O’Nautical is difficult this time around; a. It’s around 110 all week so, I’m hot, like super hot. b. I’ve worn pretty much all my nautical items on the blog already, and no one wants to see repeats up in here.  c.  The items I do have that are red white and blue aren’t necessarily nautical.  Whatever, ‘merica!

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

Red White and Blue Outfit

Red White and Blue Outfit

For the 4th I’ve been loving a bright dazzling blue with my red and white.  I’m always a fan of navy but this bright blue really pops for the summer holiday!  I paired a dazzling blue tank (Express) with a white lace pencil skirt (H&M) with red lace pumps (Shoedazzle) and red statement earrings!  (Avon).

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

For instant nautical feel just add this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet!  I’ve been wearing this non-stop this summer!  Best $7.99 I spent!  I really like it layered but for this simple look I liked it cleanly by itself.  Plus it matches my nautical mani (check it here if you didn’t see yesterday’s post!)

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

With a simple look like this a fun printed bag is perfect!  This striped bowler bag (mark.) has a bit of a nautical feel with the stripes and a bit of a 4th of July feel with the bright cobalt accents!  You bet I’m caring this bag all week!

Striped Bags Have More Fun

Striped Bags Have More Fun

You can’t have a Red White and Blue look without a red lip!  Mine, courtesy of mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  It’s actually the best summer red lip product I’ve used to date.  It’s bright and because it wears like a balm it has the perfect finish for summer and a little more laid back than a full on lipstick.  If you haven’t tried the Lip Butters yet DO SO!

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

If you haven’t noticed I’m totally wearing this hair style AGAIN!  When it’s this hot there’s no way I’m blow drying my hair.  Have you been inspired to bust your red white and blue this week!?  Check back for more Week O’Nautical all week long!