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Get Ready With Us For Spring! Makeup Tutorial and Spring Trends!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

Spring is full swing!  With  all your spring functions it’s time to update your look!  Fellow Avon Rep Lisa Monoson and I have just what you need to update; from a fresh new makeup look, to  spring fashion trends!  Come get ready with us!

Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:

Alicia's Spring Look!

Alicia’s Spring Look!

Every spring I like to refresh my wardrobe with a few key pieces that you can mix into what you already have to breath some fresh spring air into your look.  These pieces include a pair of sandals, a new spring nail shade, a spring worthy top, a lighter handbag and lastly a new spring dress or 2!  This season it is the Avon Pontee Peakaboo Lace Hem Dress.

Avon Ponte Lace Peekaboo Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Hem Dress

Peek At The Lace Detailing

Peek At The Lace Detailing

To get this dress ready for spring I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings along with the Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag (last seen here and here!).  I personally like to pair a dress this length with a good heel to elongate.

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

A fresh new spring look isn’t complete without all the finishing touches, like a fresh spring makeup look!  I re-created Lisa’s spring makeup tutorial for a complete look.  Here’s how to get the look…

Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:  

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Products used:  Anew Reversalist Day Cream, Avon Magix Face Perfector, Avon Glimmerstick Brow Pencil, mark. Please Hold Eye Primer, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, Avon Glimmerstick in Emerald, Avon Nourishing Mascara in Black, Avon True Color Flawless Foundation in Shell and Cream Beige, mark. Glowdacious, Avon CC Cream, Avon Smooth Minerals Be Blushed, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Light, Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector Avon Extra Lasting LipStain

 

How perfect is Lisa’s makeup look for spring!?  It just brightens up her whole look and will match perfectly with all the spring fashion trends, if my recreation was any sort of testament of how great it looks.  You can even get her hair tutorial to update your locks for spring too!  Be sure to follow Lisa’s YouTube channel for all her videos and inspiration!

Recreated Lisa's Spring Makeup Look!

Recreated Lisa’s Spring Makeup Look!

You can shop these spring fashion trends and the products used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Want to get it all for 40%!?!  Sign up for the Avon Opportunity and get 40% off your first order!

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 – 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!

Hairtastic: The Half Up Messy Bun

The Half Up Messy Bun

The Half Up Messy Bun

The half up messy bun is having a moment.  I’m totally on board with this hairstyle for a few reasons.

1.  It’s super easy.  Who doesn’t like easy.

2.  It’s super quick.  I’m always late.  ALWAYS.  So having a hairstyle in my arsenal that’s quick and looks good is a must have.

3.  It keeps your hair out of your face while still looking “done.”

4.  It works with semi-wet hair.  Again back to this whole late thing, I don’t have time to blow dry so I need some wet hair looks.

5.  It was my go-to hair style in High School when I was running late.  Obiv it looks way better now when I do it but who doesn’t like resurfacing old trends haha.

Black and Gold Accessories

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The Perfect LBD For Night

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Here’s how I do it: Air dry my hair for a little bit, basically until my bangs are dry.  Next I prep the hair with mark. Give It To Me Straight Super Smoothing Lotion.  Then I separate about half my hair starting at about half inch above my ears.  With this gathered hair I either twist into a bun or just create a messy ponytail bun, both secured with an elastic.  By messy ponytail bun I mean I just go through the motions of doing a ponytail only I don’t pull the ends out.  There’s no wrong way to do this, just create a non-perfect half up look.  I then will round brush and blow-dry my bottom half of hair, finger comb/style my bangs and leave some face framing layers loose.  Spray it all with a hair spray (John Frieda Frizz Ease Aerosol is my hair spray of choice.)  Done!

Take a look at some inspiration on this look!  https://www.pinterest.com/ach167/hair-tastic/

Who else is sporting the half up messy bun!?

my go-to hair as of late!

my go-to hair as of late!

The Must Have Summer Dress – mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

No shocker here that the mark. New Angled Slip Dress is my pick for a must-have this summer. You’ve already seen it here and here, but the real reason this dress is a winner is because it’s reversible! How killer is that!? That’s 2 dresses for the price of one!  Win win!

The Turquoise Side Of The New Angled Slip Dress

The Turquoise Side Of The New Angled Slip Dress

This slip dress is royal blue on one side that reverses to a cool turquoise on the other.  While on the turquoise side it peeps the royal blue just enough to make you go mmmmm!

Peep Of Blue

Peep Of Blue

For summer I totally paired this colorful number with more color!  The coral ombre clutch, mark. Fade To Fab is also a must-have for summer (see here and here).  My colorful pumps (Target, old) channel that Buenos Aires Vibe, while my gold jewelry and belt ties it all together.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Ombre Clutch and Two-Tone Slip Dress

That Buenos Aires Vibe with Ombre Clutch and Two-Tone Slip Dress

Not only is the dress multi-functional but so is my fedora!  The mark. From The Top Fedora takes a basic Panama hat and makes it so you can customize it to match your outfit with it’s interchangeable bands.  It comes with a basic black band, a tropical floral one and a this turquoise one.  Genius, pure genius!  I’m a total hat person especially in the summer when I’m at the lake and need to cover up that not so awesome hair (or bad roots, usually it’s bad roots).  So instead of needing to buy a billion hats to match my billion outfits I now just need one!  With these three bands one is bound to match what I’m wearing.

mark. From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses

mark. From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses

The mark. New Angled Slip Dress, Fade To Fab Cluch, From The Top Fedora and Throw Some Shade Sunglasses are 4 pieces you can add into your collection and be SET for summer.  These are perfectly packable for your summer vacations and multi-functional.  So you save money, and suitcase space to make budget and room for that extra souvenir.  There’s a reason why this is the third time I’ve posted about these pieces haha.

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Total Look

You can get all these pieces at my eBoutique here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVONFB75 for 20% off your $75 order or more.  BONUS: those sunglasses I’m wearing… they’re only $5 dollars (for a limited time) so catch the vibe and shop this collection!

Current Vibe:  catch the vibe at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Current Vibe

Casual Soft Shades with mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

Soft Shades with mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

Soft Shades with mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

Some days require things to be a little more casual.  Effortless pieces, comfortable flats, air dried waves and a bit of luxe does the trick to be casual, comfortable and quick and easy.  Especially on dreary February days a little comfort goes a long way, lucky for me I have the perfect piece the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt ($28).  It was one of my picks for things to buy in February (see here) for a reason.

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

Besides it being super comfy it has a chiffon trim that allows you get the layered look without the bulk.  The cropped sleeves and textured fabric also take this into cute top territory instead of sloppy sweatshirt.  Chic sweatshirts have definitely been something I can get behind (as seen here and here!).

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Leopard Flats and Grey for Days

Leopard Flats and Gray for Days

February is a tough month to dress for.  Kinda over all those wintery pieces but it’s not quite spring yet.  The perfect way to combat that is introducing the soft shades pallet into the mix.  Grays, whites, blush, nudes and the like are great transitional colors.  Try going chromatic by sticking in the same family and breaking it up with some texture (like the chiffon trim and fabric of the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt).  I could enter a witty 50 shades of Grey pun here, but you get the idea…

Sparkle and Casual Waves

Sparkle and Casual Waves

Keep it casual with some flats like these mark. Hit The Spot Flats (who even have gray in the leopard spots!).  Truth:  these are the MOST comfortable flats I’ve ever worn, EVER!  And they look super cute on so win win!  Follow it up with some sparkle, a baby pink lip, and casual waves.  I let my hair air dry after I ran a bit of mark. Curl Commander Gel through my hair to give it a little texture.  Perfect look for those running late days, a quick and easy look from head to toe!

Soft Shades and Leopard

Soft Shades and Leopard

Everyone needs that chic go-to casual outfit and I think I found mine!  Have you embraced chic casual and/or soft shades?  You can shop the look here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

Casual Chic in Soft Shades with mark.

Casual Chic in Soft Shades with mark.

Bon Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras Inspo On A Regular Tuesday

Fat Tuesday has always held a special place in my heart, from French class, to nights out, to beads, to crepes or jambalaya I’ve always celebrated this sinful holiday!  Here’s a little inspiration for the day

Word On What To Wear:  Purple, yellow and green!  The Mardi Gras official colors!  Since I’m working like the rest of us on a typical Tuesday I’ll be pairing my green Express Portofino blouse with some black pants and fun accessories, like my satin printed Nolita pumps (Prabal Gurng for Target, last seen here), yellow skinny belt (Express, old) and of course some purple beads with matching ring and bracelet (mark.)!  Finishing it off with a purple and gold makeup look and my headband fit for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Got Beads!?

Got Beads!?  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Fat Tuesday's Look

Fat Tuesday’s Look

 

Word On What To Do:  Make a New Orleans themed meal fit for a king!  May be a little hard to get down to Bourbon Street, but might as well eat like I’m there!  On the menu:  Jambalaya, Corn Bread, Green Salad and King Cake.  And maybe start the night with a hurricane?

image source:  http://www.coastalliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/mardi-gras-recipes/print?print

For a good Jambalaya recipe I like this one, but it’s one of those dishes you can work with what you have!  Chicken and sausage, shrimp and sausage, pork and sausage, whatever you like!  Because this is “going up, on a Tuesday” go with a simple salad with dark greens for a bit more of southern taste and as for the king cake, pick this one up at a bakery/grocery store for a Tuesday night treat!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday!

New Year, New You, New Arrivals

new year, new you, new arrivals!

new year, new you, new arrivals!

New year, new you.  Regardless if you make a resolution or not January represents a fresh start!  Out with the old in with the new: new year, new you, new arrivals!  Here are my top 5 picks to start the new year off on the right foot and will still keep you within your budget (you know, for that save money resolution!).

New Bag:

Style On The Run Bag

Style On The Run Bag

A new bag for the new year is a must.  Not only does it help with the get organized resolution but it also keeps you looking chic.  Go with a basic color in a classic shape like the mark. Style On The Run Bag ($45).  This bag not only is roomy for all your essentials but it works day or night PLUS it has a removable case for your tablet, phone, etc.  This is like a designer bag for a whole lot less (like $100 less than that MK one I was stalking)

New bag happy in day sequence!

New bag happy in day sequence!

New Shoes: 

Hit The Spot Flats

Hit The Spot Flats

Kick out those old run down shoes with a new pair of leopard flats, mark. Hit The Spot Flats ($38)!  Not only are they super trendy but also super classic in a pointed toe and leopard so you can wear them year round.  Quality doesn’t have to cost you, these new real leather flats from mark. are only $38!  For this new year I’m interested in going for quality over quantity which is why smart purchases like this are prefect for the new year.

Leopard flats are on point!

Leopard flats are on point!

New Everyday Liner:

Saved By The Gel

Saved By The Gel

I wear eyeliner everyday even if I wear nothing else so having a quality liner that looks good and lasts all day is important.  The new mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Cream Liner ($11) is the perfect solution for the everyday.  Cream liners are less harsh than liquid but have the same lasting effect.  Plus you can smoke out a cream liner really nice for night.  Adding a fail proof product to your everyday is a must for the new year to simplify your routine.

mark. Saved By The Gel in Black

mark. Saved By The Gel in Black

New Accessory:

Keep It Connected Hair Pin

Keep It Connected Hair Pin

Accessories are the easiest way to add something new and fresh but keeping the cost down.  The mark. Keep It Connected Hair Pin ($14) is my pick for the new year.  There are tons of ways you can wear it, in your hair (bun like shown, or through a braid) and out (like on a bag or on a collard blouse!).  When you want to save a little time throw your hair up and dress up your tresses with this pin.

Sparkly Add Ons For The New Year

Sparkly Add Ons For The New Year

New Coat:

Close Rank Capes

Close Rank Capes

Let’s not kid ourselves, spring is months away and the winter chill is real so a new coat for the new year is a must.  Instead of going with your standard black wool jacket got with a statement making cape!  In a basic black you can still pair it with everything but you get some extra interest with the shape.  The mark. Close Rank Cape as been a top seller and you can see why at only $70!

Wearing the Close Ranks Cape with Poseidon

Wearing the Close Ranks Cape with Poseidon

For under $200 ($178 to be exact) you can start off the year right with some key pieces to mix and match in with what you already have.  Shopping in January can be a bit difficult (esp on the spending guilt) but with smart buys on classic go-to items go for guilt free shopping.  PLUS you can get 20% off your $50 order so shop new arrivals with promo code SITEWIDE at http://www.youravon.comaliciahessinger

Happy New Years Eve!

2015

Cheers to 2015!  Here’s to a new year as good as the past!  As you get ready tonight here’s a little inspiration:

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mark. Flow With It Blouse

mark. Flow With It Blouse

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

What To Wear For New Years Eve

What To Wear For New Years Eve

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

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mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider