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Week O’Nautical – The Perfect Lake Dress

Week O'Nautical - The Perfect Lake Dress

Week O’Nautical – The Perfect Lake Dress

Do you know what today is?  The kick off to Week O’Nautical 2017!  The time where I count down to the unofficial start of summer with my red white and blue.  This year I got the party started early with a perfect summer day trip to Lake Tahoe with my friends and family, and the with the perfect lake dress!

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

mark. Vintage Wash Dress is the perfect dress for your lake days!  As part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana capsule collection this dress features a white rope lace up detailing on a short sleeve denim dress.  A little nautical detailing if you will.

The Perfect Lake Dress - mark. Vintage Wash Dress

The Perfect Lake Dress – mark. Vintage Wash Dress

What makes this the perfect lake dress is the weight of the dress, it’s thick, perfect to ward off the chill coming off the lake.  The style of the dress works as a suit cover up, a lunch-ing look or worn for your lake activities.  Oh and did I mention it has pockets!  You know how I feel about a dress with pockets!

Easy Over Your Swimsuit

Easy Over Your Swimsuit

Lake Day Essentials

Lake Day Essentials

Nautical Rope Detailing

Nautical Rope Detailing

With all the rain we got this is a great year for Tahoe, so we took advantage on our day trip and hit up Bride Veil Falls, Eagle Falls and lunched and beached it at The Beacon Bar and Grill.

Bride Veil Falls

Bride Veil Falls with the Fam

Beacon Bar and Grill, South Lake Tahoe

Beacon Bar and Grill, South Lake Tahoe

Eagle Falls Overlooking Emerald Bay

Eagle Falls Overlooking Emerald Bay

Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

What To Do Over Memorial Weekend:  Day trip to the lake!  If you are in Nor Cal go up to South Lake Tahoe and check out the gushing waterfalls and enjoy a little lunch and beach.

What To Wear:  mark. Vintage Wash Dress!  Throw it over you suit, bring a beach sweater and bust out your best beach waves.

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and starting Wednesday get this perfect eye bundle for only $10 with your $40 purchase!

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

 

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

 

April showers brings May flowers… and spring skirts!  Now that we’ve got warming temps the spring skirts are in full effect.  This year I picked up a few new from my local Loft Outlet.  If you are in the greater Sacramento area, head over to the the Folsom Premium Outlets and check out my friends at the Loft outlet!  Not only will they hook you up with some great customer service, they’ll also fit you up right!

Navy Crochet Skirt From Loft Outlet

Navy Crochet Skirt From Loft Outlet

Out of my Loft Outlet finds, this navy crochet skirt has to be one of my fav’s.  This is actually something that can work year round!  For spring I paired it with a chambray top (also Loft Outlet) but will look equally as cute with a sleeveless blouse for summer or a sweater come fall.

Chambray Navy Skirt Combo

Chambray Navy Skirt Combo

Maybe I’m already in Week O’Nautical mood, but there’s something so clean about navy and white, which is why I LOVE this skirt paired with white accessories.  I took some super trendy white accents and paired them with an otherwise more conservative look.  Thought you couldn’t wear the lucite heels trend?  Well, you’re wrong!  Try these mark. So Clear To Me Sandals with your spring skirts as a way to wear the trend.   The mark. Total Perfection Bag is also the perfect spring/summer bag to add to your collection this year.

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

 mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

The Lucite Trend: mark. So Clear To Me Sandals

The Lucite Trend: mark. So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

To tie things all together I’m also wearing the mark. Whimsical Ways statement necklace again, (see here, here and here) along with that spring beauty look from Lisa!  (see here!).

mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace

mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace

When re-freshing your wardrobe for spring try mixing classic cuts from places like Loft Outlet with super on trend pieces from mark, it makes dressing way more fun!  You can shop my bag, shoes, jewelry and beauty at my eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Spring Trends and Skirts

Spring Trends and Skirts

ONLY $10 with a $40 purchase NOW through May 24th at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

ONLY $10 with a $40 purchase NOW through May 24th at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Are You A Rebel?

Take The Rebel Challenge

Are you a rebel?  Take the rebel challenge

With a rebel yell she cried, more, more, more!

With the new makeup re-launch for mark. (see here) the most show stopping release has to be the mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel. A navy matte lipstick isn’t for the faint of heart… but it can be way more fun than you expected!

mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel in full sun!

Take The Rebel Challenge:

Up for a challenge?  Chanel your best Billy Idol and try this mark. Lip Click in Rebel with your next order and see how fun a matte navy lip can be.  I love it most on darker complexions but it really can be worn on any skin tone.  Plus, it has purple undertones, so if you’ve worn a deep burgundy or deep plum you could pull this off.

Wearing mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

Wearing mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

If you do take the rebel challenge hashtag it!  #imarebel

Check out a few fellow rebels sporting the shade:

Sheray is a REBEL!

Sheray is a REBEL!

Kandice is a REBEL!

Kandice is a REBEL!

I'm a REBEL!

I’m a REBEL!

mark. Lip Clicks are $12 and come in a variety of normal colors outside of this matte navy 🙂  Why are they called lipclicks you ask?  Because there’s a magnet in the cap so when you cap it it clicks into place and stays there!  No more caps coming off and getting your precious pigment all over your bag/pocket/etc!  You can shop the mark. LipClick’s here: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Lipclick Matte in Rebel

mark. Lipclick Matte in Rebel

 

 

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!

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It:  Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Nailed It: Avon Gel Finish in Moondust

Smile, You’re Gorgeous!  It may be a Monday, but if anything can bring me a smile on a Monday, it’s a good mani.  Now that spring is here, I’m loving a great creme finish mani in a simple spring shade.  Avon Gel Finish in Moondust is that perfect early spring shade.

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust and Be Inspired 5-Piece Essential Set

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Avon Gel Finish in Moondust Swatch

Moodust is a light grey but it has enough white in it to almost be considered a pastel.  Regardless, it will match your all your spring pastels shades.  I’ve commented before how much I LOVE this Gel Finish formula.  It’s so spot on glossy, goes on smooth and self levels like a champ!  Finish it with the Avon Gel Finish Top Coat!  You know what else goes great with a mani?  A new statement ring, like this ring set from mark. the Quite A Pair Ring Set is only $22 for the pair!

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set

Light Grey Mani For Spring

Light Grey Mani For Spring

This Be Inspired 5-Piece Set can also be found at my eBoutique!  I think it would make the perfect little gift for a Easter basket or for Mother’s Day along with a new polish and maybe some hand cream!  You can shop Gel Finish Polish, the Be Insprired 5 Piece Set, the mark. Quite A Pair Ring Set and hand creams all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can also get 40% off your order!  Learn more here!  Hello Spring!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Meet the new mark.! mark. makeup is getting a relaunch! New products, new formulas and a new sleek package design to go gaga over. This doesn’t launch until Campaign 10 but I’m giving you the sneak peek NOW!  ***UPDATE*** THESE ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.YOURAVON.COM/ALICIAHESSINGER

Sneak Peek!  Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Makeup Relaunch!

New Package Design

New Package Design

The makeup got a sleek new package design with a sturdy black casing and textured design.  The logo even got a makeover!  I personally love the look, it’s very luxe!

New Package Design

Sleek Black Textured Package Design

In addition to the new logo, new design there are also NEW PRODUCTS!  Starting with my favorite, new bronzers and blushes!  Plus all these new compacts click together magnetically forming pallets you can pick and choose, hook-ups 2.0!  If you remember the old hookups of liners, shadows, glosses and more, now you have blushes, bronzers, eye pallets and touch and glows!

Hookups 2.0!

Hookups 2.0!

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

Also new to the collection are 2 eye pallets, a more neutral Skinny Dip which is an excellent replacement for On The Dot Pallet in neutral, and Smoke and Mirrors, your go-to day to night pallet.  These hook up with the blushes, bronzers and Touch and Glow.

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

 mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

Additionally mark. is adding new lip shades, a new foundation, and the return of individual eye shadow singles that are mix and matchable in a customizable Clique It pallet.  A lot of our classic favorites are just getting the new package treatment, like our gel eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, Touch and Glow, Lip Clicks, All Butter Now Lip Treat, Powederbuff, Lash Act Mascara and liquid liner!

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

All the kitchy names are staying too!  The formulas are SPOT ON!  What I’ve always loved about mark. is that it is high quality, luxe products, like you would find in the top beauty stores like Ulta, Sephoria, Nordstroms, etc, but at a better price.  They go on smoothly and last all day, so you’re using less product to achieve high end results.  I can not personally vouch for a better quality product.  Let me tell you, I’ve been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, loved by many, and I will easily be replacing it with the mark. Glow Together Bronzer, a dupe for half the cost, especially now that it comes in 4 shades including 2 matte and 2 shimmer!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

Take a look at the full offerings!  If you are interested in getting some of the new mark. makeup early hit me up.  Check my about page for my email or comment or dm on social media.  Either way I can get it for your for an exclusive discounted early bird rate!  The full product line will be hitting the eboutique in late April.  Be sure to check back here on Word Of Alicia for a spring makeup look with these products and an Avon tutorial with a fellow Avon Rep!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

Join Avon and become a mark. girl!

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!