Crop It Like It’s Hoooooooot

 

Crop It Like It's Hot

Crop It Like It’s Hot

 

Snooooooooooooop! When spring weather gets at you, crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.

Just like my love for Skateboard P’s dope beats and all things Snoop-doggy-dog, this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is hot for spring.  It just dropped at my eBoutique along with a ton of other new spring arrivals!!!

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit... and Lexi

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit… and Lexi, the D – O – Double G

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

The official first day of Spring is not until Monday the 20th, but luckily we’ve been hit with some warmer spring temps early and this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is the perfect piece for spring weather.  It features a cropped wide leg, which not only is more comfortable to wear, cooler in warmer temps, but also is a hot trend for 2017.

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Another hot trend for spring is crochet and cutouts which we got going on with the details on this guy.  Since I wore this to work I layered a white cami underneath but you could go bare as well.

Cutout Details

Cutout Details

Even though I think “age ain’t nothing but a number”, as a 30 something this is the kind of piece that is needed in your wardrobe.  It acts age appropriate while still being trendy and cute.   You can wear it for work with a cami and blazer or out by itself with or without the cami underneath.  And it has pockets, which any age can appreciate.

Pockets!  Yay!

Pockets! Yay!

If you are wearing it for a night out, bbq or any other outing try pairing it with a fun camera bag.  Camera bags are another hot trend this year instead of clutches/mini bags/wristlets.  This navy and green one is from mark. too, the Say Cheese Camera Bag is only $32.  “But (worn) only on the left side, yeah that’s the Crip side.”

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag 

To finish off my look I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Whimsical Way Earrings. I love how these unique statement pieces really add to this monochromatic look.  I’m still wearing my favorite spring lip shade (see here)  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon.

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can shop my hot spring full look at my eBoutique.  If you would like to get it for 40% off maybe it’s time to sign up and be a rep too!?  Even if you just shop for yourself you are going to make your household budget healthier, and with all the killer spring and summer items coming out it’s going to be well worth it.  To learn more about the opportunity or join my team head here!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Daylight Savings Time was this Sunday so why not spring forward with some florals! I’ve been obsessing over florals lately, from fresh cut ones gracing my vases to dark floral prints on my blouses!

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Perfect Length For Leggings

Perfect Length For Leggings

On those cooler spring days you still need to dress for the weather but so over bulky dark sweaters this kind of outfit really works.  I’m loving this floral cut-out blouse from White House Black Market.  Besides drooling over it for weeks, it is on trend and spring friendly enough to lighten up my look!  I paired it with black leggings and burgundy boots from Shoedazzle.  My mint Kate Spades makes it even more spring forward!

Spring Arm Party:  mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

Spring Arm Party: mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

I’ve been just loving anything floral this year, and I’m not alone.  It’s a been a huge trend this spring with a unique take, like having the actual floral print be larger and against a dark background.  It also works great layered under a light jacket!  Why not spring forward and ditch those dark heavy winter layers while still being seasonally appropriate!

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Hello Spring!

Word On Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Skincare Sunday just revealed itself to be a game changer.  Avon just released their take of the hottest trend in skincare, sheet masks in two forumulas, brightening and firming.  Here’s my word on them!

I'm Sheet Faced :)

I’m Sheet Faced 🙂

Word On Anew Sheet Masks:  Firming or Brightening formula

Inspired by ancient Asian beauty rituals, the sheet masks hold a generous amount of serum and are designed to fit the contours of your face like a second skin to reduce evaporation. Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits.

Firming Mask: Amp up your regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleaning for an immediate lift. Follow with your regular routine. 4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS: 

• Skin instantly feels firmer, tighter and lifted
• Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
• Improves the appearance of skin
• Skins looks younger
• Moisturizes skin

Brightening Mask:  Amp up you regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleansing for an instant glow. Follow with your regular routine.
4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS:
• Leaves skin feeling and looking brighter, hydrated, and refreshed
• Skin appears more radiant, luminous, & glowing
• Improves texture & skin feels smoother
• Immediate and visible brightening results
• Immediate improvement in brightness
• Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits
• Improves skin texture

HOW TO USE

For immediate lift or instant glow, use the mask 1-2 times per week after cleansing and before your regular skin care routine.

  1. Unfold mask carefully.
  2. Apply onto clean, dry face, smoothing to adhere.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove and massage serum into skin.  Do not rinse.
Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Results

Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Unedited Results – picture on left day before using mask, right, day of using sheet mask.

Word Of Alicia:  I have used quite a few sheet masks in the past from many a different brands but none had as drastic results on me as the firming mask.  As you can see from my picture my frown lines were severely diminished and the the lines around my eyes and the area looks lifted, in addition to just being more plump and moisturized.  It didn’t seem to do anything to that line on my forehead but I guess that’s not where I had loose skin to firm up.  I def seem lifted.  The brightening mask had a really fresh faced look after I was done.  I thought I looked more awake, which is awesome on a day you didn’t get enough sleep, but it wasn’t as drastic as the firming one.  Are they worth the penny?  For me, YES.  They definitely are more luxe of a mask than you’re getting for $2 at Walmart.  I do wish they sold them individually rather than a box of 4, but $24.99 for the box that gives me those results, I’ll take it!  You can shop the Avon Anew Sheet Masks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you saw my last post and are interested at getting the Avon Representative discount on your skincare and everything else mark. and Avon you can sign up here!  Seriously, getting high quality skincare on sale really has helped my budget as much as it has helped my face!

Sheer Brilliance

 

mark. Sheer Briliance Blouse

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse

Do you know what’s sheer brilliance?  Sheer blouses!   I love a good sheer blouse because I think they really flatter a curvy shape, are really easy to wear, work with a variety of bottoms and create a very pretty illusion.  Currently the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse is, well, sheer brilliance in the sheer blouse trend.

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse and Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse and Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt

Wearing the mark. Sheer Brilliance Blouse tucked into the mark. Zip Me Up Pencil Skirt that is currently on sale for only $19.99!  As we are still transitioning in weather, I paired it with over the knee boots from Shoedazzle but easily can be swapped out for pumps or sandals with the warming weather.

Pencil Skirt, Sheer Blouse, Over The Knee Boots

Pencil Skirt, Sheer Blouse, Over The Knee Boots

Versatile Sheer Blouse from mark.

Versatile Sheer Blouse from mark.

Details

Details

As a mark. and Avon rep for about 5 years now this has to be one of my favorite pieces ever.  It is versatile for work or play.  I also currently LOVE this mark. Sheer Brilliance blouse worn just with jeans and ankle booties.

The Pups Love My Versatile Sheer Blouse

The Pups Love My Versatile Sheer Blouse

To complete my look I’m wearing the mark. Rebel Luxe fragrance from holiday and the mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Pop Tart on my lips.  Let me just say there are some real perks from being an Avon Lady.  All these goodies, all these spot on trends are all available from Avon.  You can shop them here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

Have you thought about becoming an Avon representative?  Have you wanted a little extra income, a perfect money making side gig if you will?  Or just would like to improve you household budget by saving money with getting products you buy regularly (like shampoo and mascara!) at a discount?  Or do you just want the tax write offs?  If any of these sound somewhat interesting to you, you should consider being a rep too!

Avon, the perfect money making side gig!

Avon, the perfect money making side gig!

Let me just say that being an Avon rep you have access to makeup and beauty, fashion, home good, kids, skincare and coming later this year wellness… so pretty much all of those other direct sales companies rolled into one that’s been around for 130 years, proving Avon is not a scam.  My life has positively been effected by Avon and I can’t imagine not doing it.  I still have a full time job, I’m not salesy, or outgoing but I’ve still been able to make a few bucks, save a few bucks and join a community I absolutely adore and have a ton of fun!  I really would love to share this opportunity with anyone and everyone.  If you would like to join you can do so here.  In addition, I’d be your buddy along the way 🙂 please, please DM/Comment if you have any concerns questions or just would like to chat more!

That Avon Life.

That Avon Life.

YES!  I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BEING AN AVON REPRESENTATIVE 

 

 

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

It’s just another mani Monday… I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday…  and a Sunday Funday it was celebrating my nephew’s 18th birthday!

Jamberry

Jamberry Happily Humming

For today’s whimsical dark floral nails I used Jamberry Sister Style Happily Humming, a limited edition wrap. These dark florals with adorable hummingbirds really fit my aesthetic lately.

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Just another perfect little spring mani.  You can shop the new Jamberry catalog here!

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

The call me mellow yellow… or melon…either way Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon is my crush for the week.  Avon recently launched their new Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick line to replace Ultra Color Absolute (my favorite) so I decided to pick one up.  I got the Mellow Melon shade to replace my melon shade in the Ultra Color Absolute line.

Mellow Mellon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Mellow Melon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Word On Mellow Melon:  At first I thought my winter skin could not pull this shade off and was thinking I had to save it for summer, however with the right blouse and some good blush I proved myself wrong.  I’ve been wearing this shade pretty much all week and I don’t see it stopping when the week ends.  I think it will be even better when I have a tan.   It’s an excellent melon color replacement for my old melon shade.  As far as the formula it is extremely nourishing like a balm, not as shiny as the Ultra Color Absolute Line, more of a creamy finish.  These are only $5.99 so I ABSOLUTELY will be buying more shades, next on my list Berry Sangria!

Mellow Mellon In Full Sun

Mellow Melon In Full Sun

Mellow Mellon in Shade

Mellow Melon in Shade

Word On The True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:

Introducing Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick…Full coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off!

BENEFITS
• Lipstick with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and creamy feel
• Full, even coverage
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full coverage lasting coverage
• Infused with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Collagen, and Lanolin
• Lasting color
• Satin finish

TO USE
• Smooth on lips

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color your buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.

FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

.106 oz. net wt.

You can shop the Avon True Color Nourishing Lipsticks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with the entire True Color beauty line!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

Mani Monday: Jamberry Yes Your Majesty

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! Alice in Wonderland quote or story of my life, you pick. Either way, the Red Queen villain Jamberry wraps may of been a late Valentine’s Day mani and a late mani Monday posting but still a very important mani!

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps:  The Red Queen

Disney Villains Jamberry Wraps: The Red Queen

These wraps are designed with inspiration from the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland as part of Jamberry’s Disney’s Villains collection.  (which are retiring today if you want to jump on it or any other Disney villain go here ASAP).

15 Days Later... Jamberry nails it!

15 Days Later… Jamberry nails it!

I thought they were super cute for Valentine’s Day which is when I put them on… now 15 days later this is how they look.  Another reason Jamberry is worth the money.

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

Paired Perfectly With Red and Love!

A little note:  this red dress is Avon (last seen here) and today is the LAST DAY of the Avon Semi Annual sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use your 20% off coupon off of $50 use promo code THANKYOU20 because that ends soon too!

Top Deals From The mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale

The Semi Annual Sale is now going on at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger! While it may not be as big as last year’s, it’s mark. selection is WAY better and some really awesome Avon Living items as well. Here are my top picks and what’s on my wish list!

mark. Dragon Around Tote NOW $21.99!

mark. Dragon Around Tote was $38 NOW $21.99!  (see the post here) – This is my absolute top pick from the Semi-Annual Sale!

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace NOW $14.99

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace was $36  NOW $14.99 (see full post here)

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99 (see full post here)

mark. Don't Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99!

mark. Don’t Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99! (see full post)

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99!

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99! (see full post here and a better look here!)

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99!

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99! (see full post here)

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99!

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99! (see full post here)

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99!

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99! (see full post here)

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10!

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10! (see full post here!)

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99!

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99! (see full post here!)

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99 (see full post here and more here) – Since the mark. Dragon Around Tote is my top pick this Avon Pineapple Tote and Watch are my 2nd place tie!  I wore these non stop last year and were absolutely perfect and even better at this price point!

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

15502894_10112368749104534_1269183818_oAvon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Avon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Something about a real life picture that really shows the details!  I was really pleased with each of these above items so my word on these is awesome!  You will not be disappointed.  What’s on my wish list?  Since I already have the above items, here’s what I have my eye on…

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. just your luxe collar NOW  $27.99

mark. just your luxe collar NOW $27.99

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

You can shop the mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or directly through me!  Remember it’s your last chance to get 20% off of $50 with promo code THANKYOU20 too so use that for even more savings before it expires!!!

Word On Love, mark. Bath and Body

Word On Love, mark. Bath and Body Collection

Word On Love, mark. Bath and Body Collection

Happy Valentine’s Day!  What’s more fitting of a post for Valentine’s Day than a review of the Love, mark. Bath and Body collection with it’s super cute and Valentine’s Day appropriate lip print packaging!?

Super Cute Lip Print Packaging

Super Cute Lip Print Packaging

Word on Love, mark. Bath and Body Collection:  For you, a new bath and body collection sealed with a kiss. Love, mark. Scented with an extra-special blend of wild strawberry, succulent white peach and pink sugar crystals.

HAND CREAM – This extra-rich formula with vitamins A and E has a creamy texture that locks in moisture and leaves skin feeling soft and silky.  3.4 fl. oz. Price: $6.00

BODY MIST – This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated.  6.7 fl. oz. Price: $14.00

BUBBLE BATH – This foaming formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.  8 fl. oz. Price: $10.00

BODY BUTTER – With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day.  6.75 fl. oz. Price: $12.00

Love, mark. Whipped Up Body Butter and Handcream

Love, mark. Whipped Up Body Butter and Handcream

Word Of Alicia:  I think this limited edition scent couldn’t of come at a better time, it’s that perfect mix of winter and pre-spring in my opinion.  I like that’s its a little sweet, a little warm and a little fresh.  I think the pink sugar crystals are the top note and as it settles the strawberry and peach linger.  As the days grow longer we want to lighten and brighten and this fragrance does exactly that.  As far as formula goes you know that Whipped Up Body Butter is my absolute favorite!  My skin gets so dry and itchy in the winter and this severely helps that.  As far as the hand cream goes a little goes a long way, use too much and you can get a little tacky.  The hand cream is 3.4 fl oz so that’s a pretty big tube that will last you a long time and for only $6 that’s the best bang for your buck.

Whipped Up Body Butter Texture

Whipped Up Body Butter Texture

Hand Cream Texture

Hand Cream Texture

You can shop the full  Love, mark. limited edition collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Love, mark.

Love, mark.

 

Love,

mark.

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!?