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Let’s Take An Instant Vacation to Havana!

Let's Take An Instant Vacation to Havana

Let’s Take An Instant Vacation to Havana

Hola from Havana!  It’s time for our latest instant vacation capsule collection from mark, and we’re taking you to Cuba!  Escape to Havana instantly by way of a limited edition bath and body, beauty and fashion collection and it’s hotter than ever!  Let’s explore Havana instantly with a look at the magalog in part one of the release of our Instant Vacation collection.

mark. Instant Vacation Havana (Magalog 6)

mark. Instant Vacation Havana (Magalog 6)

Celebrate the energy of Havana with a vibrant blend of freshly cut papaya, deep Cuban orchid and warm velvet woods with the limited edition bath and body collection, Havana Sol.  This is the sole of the capsule collection.

Havana Sol Bath and Body Collection

Havana Sol Bath and Body Collection

Right where Old Havana turns into Centro Havana, along the Paseo del Prado, get an instal-worthy shot in a dress that itself blends old (it’s vintage print) and new (cold-shoulder cutouts).

mark. Back In Time Dress

mark. Back In Time Dress

Bienvenido a Cuba!  It’s the dawning of a new day in a place filled with retro charms.  Go for a ride in one of the colorful classic cars driving around.  Take a stroll through the streets to see the magnificent centuries old architecture.  Match the energy of the city with an impromptu mambo, cha-cha or salsa.  As for what you need to pack?  Think easy pieces and keep-cool comfort from covered head to exposed toes.

mark. Walking Tour Sandals

mark. Walking Tour Sandals

mark. Tropical Punch Necklace

mark. Tropical Punch Necklace

mark. Sunrise To Sunset Sandals

mark. Sunrise To Sunset Sandals

mark Show Stopping Earrings

mark Show Stopping Earrings

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Havana Moment Rings

mark. Havana Moment Rings

The Plaza Vieja – the site of major festivals, bullfights and other public gatherings dating back as far as 1559! – is the place for watching people and oohing over restored architecture. Simply don a LDD (little denim dress) and call it a (great) day!

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

Overlooking Old Havana, you have a bird’s eye view of how colorful life is down below.  Choose an electrifying chartreuse top and you’ll fit right in.

mark. Gaga For Guava Top

mark. Gaga For Guava Top

Get The Look:  The first rule of Havana, the streets are your runways and daylight is your spotlight!  That’s license to be bold with a crimson lip and to define eyes with a strong sweep of aqua shadow as liner.  Get the look with the limited edition Havana Sol color collection including our next generation of hookups in a limited edition eye pallet, bronzer blusher and 2 full color lip clicks!

Get The Look Of Havana

Get The Look Of Havana

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Regardless if you’re actually going to Havana, or just taking an Instant Vacation, this collection is perfect for your summer life.  I personally love ALL. OF. IT. and you’ll love part 2 just as much.  Every year I look forward to these Instant Vacation capsule collections and Havana did not disappoint.  Easy summer pieces with a little hot Havana style, hello summer!  If anything take it as your inspiration for the day and stay tuned for my reviews and looks!  You can shop the mark. Havana Instant Vacation capsule collection here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Havana Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

Havana Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

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!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

Get The Look:  Lucy Hale's Mag 5 Cover Look!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Mag 5 Cover Look!

I have the hookup on Lucy Hale’s beauty brave cover look! Lucy, mark.’s brand ambassador, is looking stunning on the current mag cover, launching the new color collection revamp from mark. (see my review here)  So stunning I needed to recreate and share the details!

Lucy is not only excited to show us the new color collection from mark., but you can get a good look at her cover look.  Her look flips the script on a smoky eye with dramatic sweeps of wine shadow and a lavender highlight on the brow bones.  Use a mix of liners and finish with a nude lip!

Get The Look: Lucy Hale's Cover Look

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

I personally love this look!  Cheeks are sculpted, eyes are dramatic and lips are easy.  For Lucy’s look they used mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Smoke and Mirrors, Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blue in in Mauve Forward, Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Daybreak and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All.  (shop them all here)

See How To Get The Look:

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Using only a few products that easily fit in your makeup bag, you can get this dramatic makeup look.  Be beauty brave and re-create this look and make it your own.  I went lighter on the eye for a little less smoky look.  Lucy and I have totally different coloring but it works both ways!

On Eyes:  mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Eyes: mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Lips:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

On Lips: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

Be beauty brave and try something new, be it a smokey eye or a new nude lip shade!  You can shop the new mark. color collection here!

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

Easter will be here in under 2 weeks and if you haven’t found your Easter dress yet Linda and I have a few ideas we’re sharing with you today!

Alicia’s Look:

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Easter always meant a new dress, new shoes, new purse and a new hat!  As I grew older it turned into just a new dress, but now I’m back to the full sha-bang because well #fashion!  New dress; the Avon Romantic Floral Dress.  New purse; mark. Say Cheese Camera bag.  Because I thought these blue pumps (Guess, old) and yellow cardi (Express, old) were the perfect addition I added new jewelry instead from mark. (last seen here).

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

Dress has POCKETS!

Dress has POCKETS!

I absolutely adore this dress as an Easter dress because it has a fun spring print and a lady like cut that works for Easter Sunday or wear to work.  Usually I lean toward Easter pastels, but this primary number works just as well.  And the dress has pockets… POCKETS!  Any dress with pockets is an automatic winner!

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

Linda’s Look(s):

 

Linda's Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda’s Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda is wearing the Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress for her Easter look.  It’s feminine sleeves with a flattering silhouette in a spring worthy print, this flutter-sleeve dress is all you need.  Paired with the Avon Embossed Chunky Heel Sandal, Linda’s Easter look is easy to wear and seasonly on trend!

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

The Soft Flutter Sleeve dress is only $24.99 and the Embossed Chunky Heels are only $29.99 so for under $60 you have your Easter look DONE!

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

As a BONUS check out Linda’s other idea for a great Easter outfit all for under $40!  For a little Italian flair try the Avon Pretty In Polka Dot Dress paired with the Avon Spring Flowers Collection Necklace (coming soon!)  It’s super feminine and fun!  Polka dots always work and her red lip seals the deal.

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to order ASAP so it is here in time for Easter!  (or use shop runner for free 2-day shipping!)  If you were interested in becoming an Avon rep like Linda and myself, check it out here.

 

 

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

As soon as that spring weather hits everyone is itching to get out and do something, wether it is meeting up for a brunch date, happy hour date, a romantic date and everything in between, I have the PERFECT outfit!

Outfit for all your spring dates!

Outfit for all your spring dates!

mark. Garden Design Dress

mark. Garden Design Dress

This mark. Garden Design Dress is the ultimate spring date outfit.  Not only does it feature one of the hottest trends for spring, the statement sleeve, it also has at the most perfectly fun, slightly romantic and certainly adorable cut to it.  Fitted in the bodice with a little flair out for the skirt, this dress will not only impress it will also work with pretty much any function you can think of.

Spring Trends With Bonobos

Spring Trends With Avon and Bonobos

This dress is versatile enough it will compliment even your dates!  Here are 4 spring trend looks for guys from Bonobos, that if you put this dress next to, it compliments each and every one.  Just another reason this guy is the perfect spring date outfit!  See more here!

Over The Knee Boots, Tote and Floral details!

Over The Knee Boots, Tote and Floral details!

I paired my mark. Garden Design Dress with grey over the knee boots (Shoedazzle) and my favorite goes-everywhere, goes-with-everything tote, the mark. Dragon Around Tote (last seen here and here).    To add a little springy touch this white and gold floral design necklace from Kate Spade was the perfect finishing touch!

mark. Dragon Around Tote

mark. Dragon Around Tote

Spring Details

Spring Details

If you’re looking for the perfect spring date look with all the right trends this mark. Garden Design Dress is it.  Note that the fabric has no stretch so if you are in-between sizes might want to consider going up.  You know what else is great about this dress, the sleeves are just the right length the they don’t get in the way while doing things like washing your hands!

Bell Sleeve Trend on the mark. Garden Design Dress

Bell Sleeve Trend on the mark. Garden Design Dress

You can get the mark. line from Avon at my eBoutique.  For men’s spring apparel trends check out Bonobos here.  If you love this date look and would like to get it for 40% take advantage of the Avon Opportunity here and get 40% off your first order!

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!

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 

 

 

When is Valentine’s Day this year?

When even is Valentine’s day!?  What day of the week is it on?  What am supposed to get this year… ugh!  No fear, word of alicia has it covered.  This year Valentine’s Day, February 14th, falls on a Tuesday… so that means Taco Tuesday and $5 movie Tuesday!  It’s a precious week night so maybe you make the taco’s at home for Netflix and chill.  But what about the gift?  I have a few ideas for you straight from our Valentine’s Day Boutique on everything on what to wear to what to gift:

Valentine's Day Boutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Valentine’s Day Boutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What to Wear:  Regardless if you have a date or not you can still wear something to theme out your day even if all you’re doing is going to work.  I personally lean toward red but pinks and purples are also festive!  I love the look above for sultry date night look, the red wrap dress with high low hem works perfectly with a black lace up bootie and statement necklace all from Avon.

I’m loving this girly purple look from mark. for Valentine’s day too!  It would be perfect for a day date, or for tacos!  Paired with fun flats and a mini bag makes if functional while still being romantic.  Also the kind of outfit you could wear to work just to theme out your day 🙂

Purple for Valentine's Day

Purple for Valentine’s Day

 

What To Give This Valentine's Day?

What To Give This Valentine’s Day?

What To Gift:  Fragrance and jewelry are kind of the go-to gifts for Valentine’s Day for a reason.  They always fit and flatter.  Thing is, you don’t have to break the bank to get them either.  Regardless if you your gifting your kids, your friends, your valentine or even yourself, there are some killer items at my eBoutique.  For your kids, I love the jewelry sets in a heart shaped box for girls.  For your friends the mark. Love, mark. bath and body line is perfect, especially the little hand cream.  For your valentine, fragrance and fine jewelry!  I’m loving the Avon Sterling Silver Genuine Onyx ring!

Boxed Jewelry From Avon

Boxed Jewelry From Avon

Fragrance is always a little personal which also why it makes a great gift for yourself.  The nice thing about gifting it at Valentine’s Day is you can gift what you want your Valentine to smell like.  For women’s fragrance I love Avon Femme and the Ultra Sexy Line, like the new trio of body spray’s for $15.  Little Red Dress was just released and perfect for Valentine’s Day.  For men my husband loves Avon Luck and I have to say I do too!  It’s clean and casual so perfect for every day.

Avon Little Red Dress

Avon Little Red Dress

You can shop all the products mentioned at my eBoutique here, or if you want me to completely handle this, shop for you, wrap for you and deliver for you hit me up I’m more than willing to do it all 🙂  Happy Valentine’s Day loves!

Mani Monday Inspo: Golden Globes Edition

I actually caught the Golden Globes last night and not just the red carpet recap the next day. It was super entertaining with Jimmy Falon hosting and of course even more entertaining with all the fun fashion! Such a glam evening is transferring to my not-so-glam Monday by inspiring my mani.  It’s time to take off my NYE jam’s (see here) but what to replace it with?

Kristen Bell Inspo:  Black Holo with Julep Ebony (last seen here)

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Julep Ebony

Julep Ebony

Priyanka Chopra Inspo:  Gold with mark. Nailed It Gift Set (gold shade – last seen here)

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mark. Nailed It Gift Set

mark. Nailed It Gift Set

Emma Stone Inspo:  Light Pink with Stars with Essie Fiji and stamping with mark. Nailed It Gift Set (silver shade) (last seen here)

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Essie Fiji

Essie Fiji

 

All The Sequins and Metallics Inspo:  with Essie Penny Talk (last seen here)

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Essie Penny Talk

Essie Penny Talk

Janelle Monae Inspo:  Pearly white with Avon Creme Brûlée (last seen here)

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Avon Gel Finish in Creme Brûlée

Avon Gel Finish in Creme Brûlée

What’s your vote!?  What mani should I do next?  What topped your favorites list from last night’s Golden Globes?

 

(pics via pinterest)

What To Wear: Gift Exchange & Gift Giving Idea!

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

Secret Santa’s, white elephants or just a girlfriend gift exchange are always super fun during the holiday season.  It’s a chance to do something fun, be festive and wear something fun and festive!  Linda and I have 2 ideas for you on what to wear to your gift exchange!

ALICIA’S LOOK:  

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

You can never go wrong with red during the holidays to immediately look festive.  Avon’s Perfectly Polished Lace Dress is the perfect piece for just that!  The dress is a misses’s cut (vs juniors like mark — mark. med = avon small) so it immediately is more forgiving for Christmas cookies.  It also features a more appropriate short sleeve and moveable/danceable jersey like fabric, and those lace panels are oh so slimming!

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

I paired this Avon lace dress with a red lip and a statement necklace.  You might remember this mark. necklace being my go-to holiday necklace last year but it works once again!  I love a great statement necklace for a festive look and I’d say 99% of mine are from mark.  My red lip is mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up.

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  Avon Senses bath and body set in Cranberry and Cinnamon all decked out in a cute basket and today only get it for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

LINDA’S LOOK:

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

A classic LBD never disappoints and Linda’s look with the Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress is perfect for a holiday gift exchange get together.  The cut and fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the longer sleeves make it seasonally appropriate.  It’s always hard to find a killer dress with sleeves, but Avon comes through!  The keyhole detail and flounce fit give this LBD a little festive character for the holidays.

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Linda paired her LBD with a classic pump with a touch of fun gold with the Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump.  But let’s be real, it’s December and it’s cold so why not add an extra layer like Linda did with the Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater which you could wear either open or closed to show off more of the fringe detailing.

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  An ornament is always a good gift exchange gift, especially when it features an adorable woodland creature and lights up!  Avon Living Woodland Owl Light-Up Ornament ($14.99).

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and thank you to fellow Avon Lady Linda Montavon for creating an adorable look for the holidays that she looks absolutely stunning in!