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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)

 

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 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!

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!

Crop It Like It’s Hoooooooot

 

Crop It Like It's Hot

Crop It Like It’s Hot

 

Snooooooooooooop! When spring weather gets at you, crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.

Just like my love for Skateboard P’s dope beats and all things Snoop-doggy-dog, this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is hot for spring.  It just dropped at my eBoutique along with a ton of other new spring arrivals!!!

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit... and Lexi

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit… and Lexi, the D – O – Double G

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

The official first day of Spring is not until Monday the 20th, but luckily we’ve been hit with some warmer spring temps early and this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is the perfect piece for spring weather.  It features a cropped wide leg, which not only is more comfortable to wear, cooler in warmer temps, but also is a hot trend for 2017.

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Another hot trend for spring is crochet and cutouts which we got going on with the details on this guy.  Since I wore this to work I layered a white cami underneath but you could go bare as well.

Cutout Details

Cutout Details

Even though I think “age ain’t nothing but a number”, as a 30 something this is the kind of piece that is needed in your wardrobe.  It acts age appropriate while still being trendy and cute.   You can wear it for work with a cami and blazer or out by itself with or without the cami underneath.  And it has pockets, which any age can appreciate.

Pockets!  Yay!

Pockets! Yay!

If you are wearing it for a night out, bbq or any other outing try pairing it with a fun camera bag.  Camera bags are another hot trend this year instead of clutches/mini bags/wristlets.  This navy and green one is from mark. too, the Say Cheese Camera Bag is only $32.  “But (worn) only on the left side, yeah that’s the Crip side.”

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag 

To finish off my look I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Whimsical Way Earrings. I love how these unique statement pieces really add to this monochromatic look.  I’m still wearing my favorite spring lip shade (see here)  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon.

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can shop my hot spring full look at my eBoutique.  If you would like to get it for 40% off maybe it’s time to sign up and be a rep too!?  Even if you just shop for yourself you are going to make your household budget healthier, and with all the killer spring and summer items coming out it’s going to be well worth it.  To learn more about the opportunity or join my team head here!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

The call me mellow yellow… or melon…either way Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon is my crush for the week.  Avon recently launched their new Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick line to replace Ultra Color Absolute (my favorite) so I decided to pick one up.  I got the Mellow Melon shade to replace my melon shade in the Ultra Color Absolute line.

Mellow Mellon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Mellow Melon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Word On Mellow Melon:  At first I thought my winter skin could not pull this shade off and was thinking I had to save it for summer, however with the right blouse and some good blush I proved myself wrong.  I’ve been wearing this shade pretty much all week and I don’t see it stopping when the week ends.  I think it will be even better when I have a tan.   It’s an excellent melon color replacement for my old melon shade.  As far as the formula it is extremely nourishing like a balm, not as shiny as the Ultra Color Absolute Line, more of a creamy finish.  These are only $5.99 so I ABSOLUTELY will be buying more shades, next on my list Berry Sangria!

Mellow Mellon In Full Sun

Mellow Melon In Full Sun

Mellow Mellon in Shade

Mellow Melon in Shade

Word On The True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:

Introducing Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick…Full coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off!

BENEFITS
• Lipstick with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and creamy feel
• Full, even coverage
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full coverage lasting coverage
• Infused with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Collagen, and Lanolin
• Lasting color
• Satin finish

TO USE
• Smooth on lips

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color your buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.

FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

.106 oz. net wt.

You can shop the Avon True Color Nourishing Lipsticks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with the entire True Color beauty line!

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Trending Tuesday: #nauticalblues

If the world of alicia was the internet, #nauticalblues would totally be trending.  Official countdown to the long weekend is on!  As we appreciate all our labors it also means summer is coming to an end, sad face.  However, this time when the days are still warm and sunny, but just a little bit shorter, and the nights are cooler, is actually pretty legit too.  Plus, we can get excited about all the fun new fall stuff coming out!  I’m def not ready to ditch summer but I am ready for some new inspo, and I’ve been obsessing over all things in #nauticalblues hues!  Something about navy, aquamarine, teal and deep blues have me obsessing lately.  These shades you can mix into your summer wear and also wear through the fall.  Here’s my what’s been inspiring me:

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

Coach Outlet's Must Have Hue

Coach Outlet’s Must Have Hue

mark. What A Placket Henley

mark. What A Placket Henley

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Teals and Deep Blues

Teals and Deep Blues

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

So get your s’mores ready for this long summer weekend, and pair your nautical blues with some red and white for Week O’Nautical Labor Day Edition is here!

Toasting some s'mores in my nautical blues!

Toasting some s’mores in my nautical blues!

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.

http://www.youravon.com/ailciahessinger

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.