Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby plus win free Jamberry!

 

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

Mani Monday: Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby

 

It’s Birthday Week! Yippie! Now granted this is not my birthday mani, it’s the week before my birthday mani. I’ve been saving these Jamberry wraps for awhile now and what’s better than birthday month! A summer turquoise mixed mani is absolutely perfect for August!

Jamberry Wraps

Jamberry Wraps

The wraps I used are Jamberry Turquoise and Gatsby. I absolutely love the combo of these two but I did kind of rush the application so a little bit of user error didn’t make them perfect. However, this application video is kinda legit so next time… next time…

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Mega Pretty Mani for Summer

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

Jamberry Turquoise with Gatsby on middle and thumb

In honor of my birthday I’m hosting a virtual JAMBERRY PARTY! Woot! Woot! So basically you can join the Facebook group and win some fun free stuff, see inspo, play some games and learn more about the wraps, polishes and nail stuff.  It wasn’t until I actually tried a Jamberry wrap that I figured out they aren’t actually that hard to apply, even with my left hand, and they’re way better than any other wrap I’ve tried in the past that only lasts that day.  I immediately could tell the quality difference.  If your interested in just giving Jamberry a shot for free join the group and pick your free sample.  Or just check out the designs and shop here, they even have disney, university/greek for back to school and pro teams.  PLUS new fall wraps are arriving the 1st, so you have a chance to shop the summer leaving or the new ones!  For more inspo check out my other Jamberry looks!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Join My Birthday Jamberry Party!

Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories!

Obsessories:  mark. Continental Shift

Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

My current obsessories are these new pieces from mark.’s continental shift collection for fall, where East meets West for some serious obsession worthy style.  Besides these jewelry items there’s also a killer obi belt, a classic camel tote and a fun bag charm, but it’s these statement pieces that has me swooning.

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings ($22)

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

Golden Dynasty earrings during the golden hour!  I just LOVE these earrings, granted they are big but look stunning on, go with everything and really fun in design.  Currently I love these right now with my hair up in a messy pony and my easy summer pieces, but as a fall item they’re just as stunning as we transition!

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Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

 

mark. Good Luck Ring Set ($22)

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

I’ve been loving big statement rings just by themselves to steal the show.  With this duo you can wear them together or separate, either way they make an impact.  The jewels swing green or more blue depending on the light.

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Together or separate they really stand out!

Together or separate they really stand out!

 

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace ($36)

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

The tassel necklace trend gets some far east glam with jade stones and bright gold.  I just love this unusual take on a tassel and it’s layered detail.  It’s really easy to wear, give you statement necklace look without being too chunky.

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Jade details

Jade details

What are your current obsessories!?  You can shop these obsession worthy items at my eStore and be sure to use a current promo to get a free gift or discount.  (see them all here).

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold!  Olympic Inspired Makeup

Go For The Gold! Olympic Inspired Makeup

Who else is finding themselves in full on Olympic binge mode!?  I’ve always been a sports person but the Olympics are special!  I find myself yelling at Michael Phelps through the tv GO GO GO even though I’ve never watched or attended a swim meet in my life!  It’s a magical, inspiring time for the world!  And it’s also inspiring my makeup!  What’s better than going for the gold for an August makeup look?  Here’s my gold medal winning products for a gold… or bronze… look:

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

mark. On The Dot Neutral Pallet

For the eye’s I’m loving mark. On the Dot Pallet in Neutral.  The perfect combo of bronzes and golds and even some with cool purply tones too!  Go bold and smokey and light and glimmering either way this pallet as you covered.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

For face the new mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars are the best summer makeup multi-tasker!  Sweep it on as your bronzer, blush and highlighter all in one!  See my strobing post to see how to achieve a simple contoured look with it!

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

Golden Products in the Golden Hour

These are what I’ve been loving for my own every day, but can we take a minute and comment on the great beauty from the Olympics! Winning gold is Simone’s ombre red white and blue glitter liner!  Winning silver would be our female swimmers with their killer red white and blue manis!  Besides killing it in the pool I’ve noticed all their nails at all the events!  Finally, coming in for bronze would be Gabby’s deep plum lipstick!  Super unexpected, super awesome!

Gold:  Simone's Glittery Liner

Gold: Simone’s Glittery Liner

Silver:  Olympic Mani's

Silver: Olympic Mani’s

Bronze:  Gabby's Deep Lipstick

Bronze: Gabby’s Deep Lipstick

What’s are you loving from the Olympics!?  You can shop the mark. On The Dot Pallet and Touch and Glow shimmer bars at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the awesome promos going on this week!

August 13-20:  FREE Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 with any $45+ order Use code: SPF

August 16-17: Savor the summer and soak up the savings with up to 60% off makeup, skin care and more! No code needed.

August 18: Get free shipping with your order of $25 or more! Use code: FREE25

August 19: Flash sale! Save 30% on select products. No code needed.

 

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

What’s the one thing that always fits, you could wear everyday if you wanted to and fits in your budget? Jewelry! Additionally, you can change your entire look with one piece, try a new trend and/or add a pop of color all with jewelry. With Avon’s big fall jewelry update just launching at my eBoutique here’s my word on the top picks to refresh for fall!

Number 1 Pick:  Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

The Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace ($24.99) is a multi strand black and gold statement necklace, that’s really lightweight and easy to wear.  It’s basic colors allow it to be worn with a lot of different outfits the the shiny gold and layers let it stand out and really make a look.  You can wear it with a lot of different necklines an because it’s so lightweight you can wear it all day!  Personally it is very Alicia as well so that’s also why it’s my #1 pick!

Detailed View

Detailed View

Pick #2:  Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

You need those everyday hoops with a little something, these Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings are it.  They come in gold, silver and rose gold.  My pick is the rose gold because it will still match with your gold items but it’s the on-trend metal of the moment.  Plus those rhinestones play so nicely with the warm tones for fall and at only $7.99 win win!

Pick #3:  Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Cascading multi-faceted stones from a lotus like design are nothing short of statement making with the Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings.  I love a statement earring especially when you’re wearing a pattern or something with an ornate detail/neckline (like all those strappy tanks and lace up tee’s that are in).  These ones are super lightweight for a statement earring so they’re actually wearable for longer than an hr, and they come in amethyst, aqua or topaz and an intro price of $5.99 you could get all 3 colors!

Pick #4:  Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

A Calypso-Inspired necklace may not be a top pick for fall but what I love about this Avon Secret Escape Necklace ($19.99)is its amber toned jewels agains the turquoise will really play well with fall colors, making it an ultimate wear now wear later piece.  Pair with your summer whites and lights now and with your camel and denim later.  It’s a little 2005 in design but maybe that’s why I like it, since I’m a lady in my 30’s now…

Detail View

Detail View

Either way, adding in some new jewelry is kinda perfect for your fall wardrobe refresh.  With back to school shopping we always focus on the basics like jeans, shoes/boots, sweaters/blouses and/or maybe a new coat, but we forget the details like jewelry.  You can check out all the new fall jewelry items in the latest brochure from Avon and you might just see yours truly!  If you would like a brochure comment and I’ll send one your way!  Or you can view it all online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What's Your Why!?

What’s Your Why!?

 

BONUS:  

Trending Tuesday – #fuchsia

If the world of alicia was the internet #fuchsia would totally be trending.  Currently I’ve been having a color crush on #fuchsia.  After seeing it all over the place lately I’ve been really loving the color for a summer color crush.  Not only does it pair well with you summer neutrals like white, black and navy, it also is an unexpected pairing with lilac, red and blue.  As I build my wish list from my current inspo the easiest way to get this in my life is with a mani.  Check out my current fuchsia my mani!

Fuchsia and Lilac Mani

Fuchsia and Lilac Mani

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Makeup Monday: How To Master Strobing In 3 Steps

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes

Strobing: to use shimmery makeup to illuminate facial features where light would naturally hit

AKA a really easy way to achieve contour like effects!  It’s actually really easy, easy as 1 – 2 – 3!  3 key products in 3 easy steps and you’ll be a strobing master in no time!

Word On What To Use:

3 Key Tools Needed For Strobing

3 Key Products Needed For Strobing

Start with an illuminating product like mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes.  This is the newest addition to the Touch and Glow lineup from mark. and with it’s warm bronzy tones it’s perfect for strobing!  Next you’ll need 2 tools, the angled Kabuki Brush and the Shadow Brush from mark.

3 Step Strobing:

Step 1

Step 1

After swirling the kabuki brush in all the shades place the brush at top of the cheekbones and sweep shimmer upward to the temples.

Step 2

Step 2

Next, sweep shimmer down the center of the nose and chin.

Step 3

Step 3

Finally using a smaller brush (the eyeshadow brush), sweep shimmer along the brow bones and outline the cupid’s bow to highlight the lips.  That’s it!  3 easy steps that illuminate your face giving you that contoured effect with only using 1 product and 2 tool!

Strobing 101 Success!

Strobing 101 Success!

To shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars, angled kabuki brush and eyeshadow brush head over to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check out the current promo codes going on through the 15th!

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

August 8: Summer skin care savings! Receive up to 50% off on select products. No code needed.

August 9: Free shipping with any order of $25 or more! Use code: FS25

August 10-11: Get an 8-piece sample set gift with any purchase of $50 or more! Use code: TRYIT

August 12-14: The big event! The more you buy, the more you save.

August 15: Celebrate National Relaxation Day! Get the Perfectly Purifying 3-piece set with any order of $45 or more. Use code: RELAX

Hello August! New Arrivals for Birthday Month!

First Look:  New Arrivals For August

First Look: New Arrivals For August

August is my birthday month, yippie! Which also translates to treat yo self month for me😉 What better way than with a little mark. and Avon, my favorite! Here are some of my fav new arrivals! You can shop them all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (you know, if you wanted to support me during birthday month…)

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For a pre-fall collection this east meets west theme has pieces perfect for August!  Summer work outfits, warm summer nights out outfits and all mixed with great accessories!  And we all know I appreciate a good theme behind a collection!

Breakdown of all the new arrivals!

Breakdown of all the new arrivals!

I’ve already picked up a few of these so stay tuned for some outfit posts!  In addition I also got the new mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars which are a WAY better option if you’ve ever wanted Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick (and at a way better price!)  I’ll definitely be posting a how to with them on strobbing, a huge makeup trend right now!  August is already proving it’s birthday month worth!

Avon Zodiac Cuff Bracelet now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Zodiac Cuff Bracelet (in Leo) now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

In addition to these new arrivals there’s a FLASH SALE going on so get an ADDITIONAL 30% off select products, ends at midnight tonight so get on that!  You can shop the new arrivals, the Avon Zodiac bracelets and flash sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and support this birthday girl!

Happy National Lipstick Day! How To Get A FREE Matte Lipstick, Liner and Glam Bag

National Lipstick Day!

National Lipstick Day!

It’s National Lipstick Day!  In it’s honor here are my favorite lipstick tips and tricks for summer lips plus my favorite current on trend shades!

Wearing Avon Perfectly Matte in Ideal Lilac

Wearing Avon Perfectly Matte in Ideal Lilac

Lip Prep Tip:  Use a facial brush on your lips in the morning to gently exfoliate and get them smoothed out for your lipstick!  I’ve been using the Avon Anew Cleansing Brush every day and making sure to go over my lips.  Not only does it help remove flakes it also helps remove gentle signs of aging around the lips.

Full Lips Contour Trick:  Line your lips with a shade darker than your lipstick.  Don’t completely fill in your lips but create a thick line.  Then apply your lipstick but don’t go all the way out.  Use a lip brush to the blend where the two meet.

Highlighting Lip Tip:  Use mark. Touch and Glow as your lip highlight.  Apply on your cupids bow and right under the center of you bottom lip with a concealer, cream or foundation brush.  After you’ve applied your lip color use your finger to apply it on the center of your top and bottom lip over the color.

Heal Chapped Lips Trick:  Steep a tea bag for 1-2 minutes then press it in-between your lips for 30 seconds.  Instantly your chapped lips will be no more!

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ideal Lilac

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ideal Lilac

Current Favorite Lip Trend:  Matte!  I’ve been loving the matte lip trend in fun bright shades, like Avon Perfectly Matte in Ideal Lilac and mark. Lipclick matte in Siren!  (and so has Lucy Hale as seen here!)Even more is this same shade makeup artist Lauren Anderson shows you how to apply in this video:

How do I get a FREE matte lipstick, liner and glam bag you ask!?
Loving that shade on Lauren Anderson above… well you can get it for FREE!  Get a free Glam Bag with Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose + Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Rose Bouquet with any purchase of $50 or more. Use code: LIPS  Which means, say you want to pick up a new summer shade and a few of your other needs for the month (shampoo?  mascara?  a new summer dress?) well get them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code LIPS when checking out to get your free gift!

Throw and Go Must Have – mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

If you haven’t figured it out by now the mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is currently my favorite must have! It’s versatility is endless (see here and here) but so is its simplicity.  Sometimes you just need a go-to item you can just throw on and go!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Avon Summer Quench Watch

Avon Summer Quench Watch

The mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is, well a chambray collared shirt dress, featuring snaps that run top to bottom, roll sleeves and removable sash tie belt all in a lightweight material perfect for summer.  I absolutely adore this dress worn so many ways, but just straight up as a shirt dress, it’s perfect.

Throw On and Go Outfit

Throw On and Go Outfit

Super easy for a summer outfit!  I paired this dress with super simple stacked bracelet set, the mark. Right On Set Bracelet Set and a pair of big beaded earrings (mark. old).  I added a statement making green bag (Just Fab) and my go to on trend for summer sandal/bootie, the mark. Wrap Around Back heels.

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

Super Simple Summer Outfit

Super Simple Summer Outfit

There’s not much you have to say about this outfit.  Easy pieces you can just throw on and go make the best summer outfits!  These pieces you can mix and match into what you already have too making them excellent summer finds.  You can shop my dress, heels and bracelets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Trending Tuesday: #throwandgo

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

If the world of alicia was the internet, #throwandgo would totally be trending.  Summertime and living’s easy!  I’m such a summer person and I’m not talking about my 80’s classification of my “colors!”  I love everything about summer, hot days and warm nights, swimming, tan lines, ice cream… all things summer.  With so many summer happenings you need to look the part with minimal effort, hence the throw on and go!  Here are my favorite throw and go items for the summer!

1.  mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray

Beach Waves Must Haves

Beach Waves Must Haves

2.  Flip Flops

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

3.  mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

4.  mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

5.  Polarized Sunglasses

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! ...and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! …and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

6.  Express Bra Cami

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

7.  mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

8.  mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

9.  VS Pink Slouchy Crew

What I've Been Living In Lounge Wise

What I’ve Been Living In Lounge Wise

10.  mark. All Time Eye and Gloss Gorgeous

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye – see post here

These 10 items have been in heavy rotation in my world.  I can just throw them on and go!  No fuss summer essentials that allow me to enjoy my time and still look put together!  Shop the mark. pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger