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!

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color in Uptown Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

‘Cuz that uptown funk gonna give it to ya.  Well, if the funk isn’t then this Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink is.

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

The Word On Uptown Pink: Maybe it’s early but Valentine’s Day inspiration is creeping in on me with pinks, reds and the like.  I literally wore this mauve pink shade everyday this week.  That could also be that I think it looks best with a simple makeup look and that’s all I’ve been motivated to do lately.  Think concealer, highlighter/blush, lots of mascara and a little eye liner.  Super quick and the trendy lip shade steals the show so you look put together.  Speaking of trendy it kinda mimics the upcoming Rosie shade from Kylie Lipkit only with a satin finish so more wearable.  And a fraction of the cost… Beyond Color lipsticks are on sale for 2 for $7.99!  (shop it here)

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink Swatch

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink Swatch

Mani Monday: Icy Mani

Mani Monday:  Icy

Mani Monday: Icy

It’s just another mani Monday. I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday… so far this mani is the only thing good about this January Monday.  Today my January nails are still wintery but lighten up a bit with icy shades.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

For this week’s mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, Iced (the mint and silver) and my December hostess exclusive wrap (grey floral) with an accent nail in mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog.

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

I could not be more please with the application of these Jamberry wraps.  I used the baggie method but I really think even without it they still would of went on flawless.  The new gel finish to the mark. Nailed It‘s are in that same flawless boat (last seen here and here).  Which made my Sunday a super funday doing this mani while watching NFL playoffs and UFC fights!

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

January always has that icy feel regardless if it’s icy weather or not so I felt an icy mani is just the right fit for week 3 of 52 awesome weeks of mani’s in 2016!  See my first 2 here and here!  What are your nails wearing in January?

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

 

 

 

Lip Of The Week: Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Twig

It’s the 2nd full week of January and I’m already over January. However let’s not wish time away and just realize it’s a new day in a new year to wear a new lipstick. My current crush is Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Twig.

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick In Twig

Avon Beyond Color Lipstick In Twig  – check out the nail deets here

The Word On Twig:  For dreary January I like that it’s deep and wintery and yet a little trendy.  Browns always seem to work well on me. Even though you’re wearing a darker shade it’s not so in your face so you can wear it during the day.  Wear it with a bronzy brown eye with highlights in light pink.  (Try Avon Eye Dimensions in Neutral Haze.)  Biggest selling point?  It’s currently only $4.99 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Twig Swatch in Full Sun

Twig Swatch in Full Sun

Twig Swatch In Full Shade

Twig Swatch In Full Shade

 

Mani Monday: Shall We Chalet and Golden Globes Faves

Mani Monday:  Essie Shall We Chalet

Mani Monday: Essie Shall We Chalet

My first mani of 2016… fully 2016 since this guy I technically did 12/31/2015.  Because I’m not good at moving on from Christmas I was still feeling red but I wanted something simple and shiny and clean for the new year.  Enter in Essie Shall We Chalet.  The prettiest slightly deep red, with a perfect creme finish with shine.  Shall We Chalet is from the Essie Winter Collection Apres Chic and because I’m on this Apres Ski trend (see here) I think it fits perfectly for my mood lately and my favorite outfit on heavy rotation as of late (see here).

From Essie Apres Chic Collection:  Shall We Chalet

From Essie Apres Chic Collection: Shall We Chalet

After last night’s glam at the Golden Globes and my glam red nails I decided I needed to glam it up today for a regular girl Monday with a red lip and sparkle!  (mark. Lip Click in Siren and old mark. necklace).  In addition here are my fav glam moments from the Golden Globes:

Monday Glam With mark. LipClick in Siren

Monday Glam With mark. LipClick in Siren

Juliane Moore (blue + sequins+ long sleeves + cutouts!)

Julianne-Moore

Katy Perry’s 60’s Vibe (eh on the color of the dress but the look as a whole)

Katy-Perry

J.Lo (all of IT!  the dress, the shoes the NAILS!)

Jennifer-Lopez

Amy Adams (makes me dream of summer and that fit is spot on)

Amy-Adams

Olivia Wilde (a monochromatic wonder in my fav winter shade)

Olivia-WIlde

Taraji P. Henson (white + those earrings + that bag)

Taraji-P-Henson

Emmy Rossum’s Necklace

Emmy-Rossum

What were your favorite moments from the Golden Globes fashion or non fashion!?!

Trending Tuesday: Après Ski

If the world of alicia was the internet #apresski would totally be trending.  Now that the glitz and glam of the holidays are over the winter weather definitely has me thinking all things cozy.  I’ve been obsessing over all things suitable for a chic winter weekend.  Think cozy layers with a crisp aesthetic, functional pieces with fab details in colors of the winter sky and scene.

Apres Ski Color Inspo

Après Ski Color Inspo

The Color Pallet:  black, white, icy blues and grays make for a simplistic January pallet.  Pops of prints in fair isle, cable knit textures and even leopard look chic paired with them.

Apres Ski Color Inspo

Après Ski Color Inspo

 

Cozy Layers:  Layer on the cozy with sweaters, knits and vests.  Layered looks achieve a level of chic a regular sweater by itself doesn’t achieve, and functionally way warmer!

mark. Make Me Plush Vest Layered For A Winter Look

mark. Make Me Plush Vest Layered For A Winter Look

Apres Ski Layers Via Michael Kors

Apres Ski Layers Via Michael Kors

Crisp Aesthetic and Cozy Textures: Maybe it’s because of the clean slate we get with the new year or that crisp clean winter air but monochromatic looks achieve a crisp aesthetic while adding in the right textures achieve that après ski chic.

Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

Cable Knit Textures with mark. Cable Channels Sweatshirt

Cable Knit Textures with mark. Cable Channels Sweatshirt

Fur and Lace via Ralph Lauren

Fur and Lace via Ralph Lauren

Winter Weekend:  I’m ready to plan a little winter weekend getaway to Tahoe to play in the snow, take in the mountain splendor and live that cabin life!  Even if you just plan an afternoon sledding a winter weekend makes January tolerable.

Aerin Lauder's Chic Cabin Life

Aerin Lauder’s Chic Cabin Life

Apres Ski Life

Apres Ski Life

Until then we’ll be dreaming of visiting places like Aspen or our holiday in the Swiss Alps by wearing some chic après ski looks making dreary winter days much more crisp and bright.  To see more inspiration head over to my Pinterst board.  What’s inspiring your January winter days?

The Golden Rule: 2016

Goodbye 2015. Hello 2016. I’m not so good at making and keeping resolutions but I am all about a fresh start. A little mantra of mine is the Golden Rule and instead of a resolution I’d like to embrace and enforce it.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

To my friends, to my foe, let you read this and may no one dull your sparkle in 2016!  For my sparkle will be as nice and shiny as I would like it to come back toward me, even if yours is not!  In addition, a few things I’m looking forward to in 2016:  having more and many good manis!  the year of the monkey!  exploring somewhere I have yet to see!  exploring somewhere I’ve already seen and love!  decluttered junk drawer!  bringing in more sleek, simple and glam!  What are your new year goals and mantras!?

May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Word Of Alicia:  May No One Dull Your Sparkle!

Happy New Year!

We Are! Penn State!

 

Penn State Mani for Taxslayer Bowl!

Penn State Mani for Taxslayer Bowl!

What’s a better way to start the year off than with a bowl game and a sparkly mani! My beloved Nittany Lions are playing Georgia in the Taxslayer Bowl today so all the reason to Penn State it up!

Jamberry On Holiday Nail Wrap and Julep Stardust Polish

Jamberry On Holiday Nail Wrap and Julep Stardust Polish

For my blue and white mani I used On Holiday Jamberry wrap and a Julep stardust polish for a unique sparkle.

Blue and White Nails for Penn State!

Blue and White Nails for Penn State!

One of my fav Christmas gifts was this Alex and Ani bracelet from my mom.  I’ve gifted plenty of Alex and Ani over the years but never got one for myself so this Penn State Alex and Ani bracelet is the ULTIMATE for my first.  I love that each bracelet represents something so I like to pick them out as gifts according to personality.  The Penn State one represents loyalty, enthusiasm and pride and I couldn’t say it better.  That’s everything a Penn State fan/alum/student is!  For the glory!

Alex and Ani Penn State Bracelet

Alex and Ani Penn State Bracelet

Loyalty | Enthusiasm | Pride

Loyalty | Enthusiasm | Pride

Live it Love it Bleed It Blue!

 

Holiday Styling Tips: Winter Wonderland

Holiday Styling Tips: Winter Wonderland

Holiday Styling Tips: Winter Wonderland

Winter is officially here by terms of the winter solstice!  So perfect time to share some tips on dressing for a winter wonderland with Jill from My Sweet Obsessions!

Tips For Dressing For Winter

Tips For Dressing For Winter

Warm Layers:

Warm Layers with mark. Outside Chance Cape

Warm Layers with mark. Outside Chance Cape

Lucky for us folks who are always cold turtlenecks are back in!  And they’re the perfect layering piece.  Layering a turtleneck under a chic cape is a modern way to wear winter layers.  This mark. Outside Chance Cape in it’s Aspen chic print layers perfectly over a black and white striped turtleneck for a cozy winter look.

A warm and chic cape

A warm and chic cape

mark. Outside Chance Cape for Aspen Chic

mark. Outside Chance Cape for Aspen Chic

Tall Boots:

Lots of Layers

Lots of Layers

It’s like layers for your legs!  The extra insulation helps ward off winter’s cold while looking super chic!  I like a good heeled one but there are so many cute flat boots or even a mini heel.  Mine are an old pair from Shoedazzle but check out a few tall boots I like here, here and here.

Tall Boots and a Weekender Bag!

Tall Boots and a Weekender Bag!

Layered Accessories:

mark. Ruffle Your Feathers Earring Set and Grows On You Bangle

mark. Ruffle Your Feathers Earring Set and Grows On You Bangle

When wearing lots of layers, accessories sometimes get lost.  Try layering a long necklaces over your layers, it won’t add bulk to your already bulky layers and helps draw the eye down keeping a long and lean look.  I like this mark. Feathered Friends Necklace which will work just as well in the winter/spring/summer/fall.   This winter try layered earrings like these mark. Ruffle Your Feathers Earring Set, ear jackets and cuffs are a huge trend this year. Finish off your look with a bag big enough for a long winter weekend with the mark. Carry All Handbag

mark. Feathered Friend Necklace

mark. Feathered Friend Necklace

Layered Accessories and mark. Carry All Handbag

Layered Accessories and mark. Carry All Handbag

Jill’s Tip:

 

Jill's Winter Outfit

Jill’s Winter Outfit

“The Holidays are the perfect time to break out the winter color palette. Think whites, greys and light blues. To help keep you warm, throw on a faux fur vest. The “make me plush vest” by mark is just perfect with it’s faux fur collar and super soft, short faux fur lining. Then, to finish things off, you can’t go wrong with a great pair of booties.”  (read more)

mark. Make Me Plush Vest

mark. Make Me Plush Vest

This winter try a little apres ski with your look.  Think cozy, cute and comfy for lounging in a chic cabin or lodge.  This winter the Aspen chic look is trending, try it with key pieces like an aztec print cape and faux fur vest like in Jill’s look.  You can shop these pieces here.

Nailed It: Christmas Eve Mani

Christmas Eve will find you…

Christmas Eve Mani

Christmas Eve Mani

For my Christmas mani this year I used a Jamberry wrap in Tannenbaum which recreates Christmas tree lights on a dark Christmas night.  So that means I needed to add an abstract Christmas tree using mark. Nailed It Gel Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum.  With my fierce mark. Ready To Pounce Ring I’m ready for Christmas!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Sugarplum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Christmas Nail Twinkles

Christmas Nail Twinkles

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

mark. Ready To Pounce Ring

You can shop the Nailed It Duo and ring at my eBoutique here and ending today get a FREE jewelry set!  Hope your Christmas is merry and bright!