instant vacation

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

Trending Tuesday: Tropical

If the world of alicia was the internet #tropical would totally be trending.  Do you notice a theme here… #pineapple, #maui, #tropical… I definitely like to take it tropical in the summer and this year there’s been a ton of awesome products to inspire.  Here’s what’s in inspiring me this Tuesday:

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Caftans and Pineapples

Caftans, Arm Parties and Pineapples

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

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Tropical Mani's

Tropical Mani’s

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Tropical Scents (Avon's Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Scents (Avon’s Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Casual

Tropical Casual

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Lauren's Tropical Haul

Lauren’s Tropical Haul

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Black And White Tropical Prints

Black And White Tropical Prints

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

If that’s not enough inspo for your Tuesday you can check out my pinterest board for more!  Some of the items are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the Avon Multi-Way Sarong offer with promo code MULTI.  (see IRL pics here).  Maybe it’s because I don’t get too many tropical vacations, but adding a few tropical items, scents and accessories definitely makes the summer a bit better.  What tropical items do you add into your life or do you just take a tropical vaca?   What are your favorite tropical locations to visit or dream about!?  I might need to plan a vacation!

 

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss Limited Edition Bath and Body Collection

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

WORD OF ALICIA REVIEW: MARK. INSTANT VACATION MAUI BLISS LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY COLLECTION

Aloha, Maui!  It’s time for the latest Instant Vacation from mark., Maui Bliss!  It all starts with the fragrance… the key piece to the capsule collection.  This year mark. switched it up and did an entire bath and body line in the new scent Maui Bliss.

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

WORD ON THE SCENT:  Get whisked away to a paradise island with this Hawaiian-inspired blend of reforesting coconut water, exotic hibiscus and rich glowing amber.

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

Maui Bliss Bath and Body

WORD ON THE COLLECTION:

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

mark. Maui Bliss Shimmering Moisture Gel

SHIMMERING MOISTURE GEL
Once this smooth gel formula melts into the skin, a cooling and refreshing effect takes over, leaving skin feeling moisturized with a hint of tan-enhancing shimmer. 5 fl. oz.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

mark. Maui Bliss Body Butter

BODY BUTTER

With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day. 7.58 oz. net wt.
Price: $12.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

mark. Maui Bliss Body Mist

BODY MIST

This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated. 6.7 fl. oz.
Price: $14.00 
mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

mark. Maui Bliss Body Wash

BODY WASH

This gentle formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 8 fl. oz.
Price: $10.00 
Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

Instantly Taking A Vacation With This Packaging

WORD ON THE LOOK:  I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and good advertisement images, and this one did not disappoint.  Every year they do a little extra effort on the package design.  This year the pretty sunset colors and image really captures the warmth of the scent.  It really smells like an Hawaiian sunset!  I love the palm leafs too and that stunning model in the stunning pink dress.  They had me at Aloha!

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

WORD OF ALICIA:  I can’t lie, I’m a little disspointed they didn’t do a true perfume because I LOVE THIS ONE SOOOO MUCH!  The body spray is nice, it lasts a good amount of time, it’s refreshing but I would of loved to layer it with a true perfume and I totally would of bought multiples.  The whole line is wonderful, typical of mark bath and body.  If you haven’t tried them the body cream is so rich and wonderful and not too greasy and the shower gel is moisturizing.  They work so well layered together you’re going to want the whole line, but my top pick is the Shimmering Moisture Gel.  Its lightweight moisturizing gel with really great fragrance pay off.  The shimmer is sun kissed and it works WONDERS as an after sun.  I’ll be stocking up on this for sure.

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

Top Pick: The Shimmering Moisture Gel

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

The Perfect Sun Kissed Shimmer

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

Dynamic Duo: If you can only pick 2

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

The body butter is so rich and luxurious

I'm ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

I’m ready for my instant vacation to Maui!

You can shop the entire collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check the latest promo codes available here.  Want to win some Maui Bliss FOR FREE!?  Join my Facebook group and automatically be entered!  Join HERE.

Trending Tuesday: Maui

 

Trending Tuesday: Maui

Trending Tuesday: Maui

If the world of Alicia was the internet then #maui would totally be trending.  I’m all about Maui for two major reasons right now;  1.  mark. Instant Vacation Maui Bliss capsule collection release and 2.  Maui was the best vacation to date I’ve ever taken and I seriously could use that right now.  However, there’s no Maui in my immediate future so I guess I’ll just have to instantly be transported there with this new mark. collection worked into my everyday!  Every year mark. releases a capsule collection based of a vacation destination, this year it’s Maui!  So let’s take a peek at some must haves from the collection and must haves to hit up in Maui!

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Launch!

mark. Instant Vacation Maui Launch!

About the mark. Instant Vacation Maui:  It’s the island that has you at hello! The Pacific surrounds you and fun is all around. When your’e not in a bikini (or snorkeling gear!), cue up cute shorts and a tee. Heading out to view the vibrant yellow hibiscus and towering bird of paradise Maui is known for? Avoid tan lines by going off-the-shoulder. And if there’s a chance your day will stretch into night, dress for both in a maxi with an irresistible island vibe!

Aloha Maui!

Aloha Maui!

Maui Must Have:  Early evening beachfront drinks:  “followed by dinner and a little live music on bustling Front Street in Lahaina – this maxi’s just what you need to make waves at both places.”  Front street in Lahaina is definitely where the night life is, happy hour and the sun sets, what’s better than that!  A tropical print maxi is the PERFECT outfit for that.  Also would be my pick on what to wear for a luau in Lahaina.

Drinks in Lahaina

Drinks in Lahaina

Luau in Lahaina

Luau in Lahaina

It all starts with a scent:  “Get whisked away to a paradise island with this Hawaiian-inspired blend of reforesting coconut water, exotic hibiscus and rich glowing amber.”  Seriously, this scent does capture the tropical paradise and warm sun!

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

The Signature Scent: Maui Bliss

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That Maui Moment

Hawaiian Feels

Hawaiian Feels

Maui Must Have:  Early morning walk along Ka’Anapali beach:  “cute and comfy shorts and a tropical-flavored tee are the right balance of easy and breezy.  The sandals are adorable – even if they don’t stay on your feet”  I totally agree that easy to wear separates that are light and breeze are the best thing to pack for your typical beach days… and if you’re not in Maui, sounds about right for lazy summer days.

Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

Instant Vacation Maui Bliss

Morning Beach Walks In Maui

Morning Beach Walks In Maui

Beach Day!

Beach Day!

Maui Must Have:  The epic drive from Kahului to Hana:  “on the Hana Highway is an absolute Maui must.  Wear a dress that’s both comfy in the car and cute enough to steal some attention from the jaw-dropping scenery when you jump out to ooh and awe.”  The scenic drive to Hana was definitely a favorite thing to do in Maui and this look totally would fit the bill.  You could even wear your suit underneath because every day on Maui I found myself in the ocean some how.  It’s crazy how as you climb up in elevation how the weather changes so a dress like this is both cool, comfortable and functional!

Above The Clouds

Above The Clouds

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On The Road To Hana

On The Road To Hana

 

Be A Maui Beach Babe!

Be A Maui Beach Babe!

Maui Bliss Color Collection:  Humid days and beach front lifestyle doesn’t require much in the beauty department.  A little brozner, an eye pallet inspired by the lush tropical paradise, a long lasting gel finish polish and a compact brush set is all you’ll need.  These all are sized perfectly for travel for that trip across the Pacific… or in your bag as you “jet set” to work through weekend this summer.  I would add to my travel bag Avon Anew Skinvincible moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 50, a waterproof concealer Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, and a waterproof mascara Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara and Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon with SPF 15.  A seaspray for your hair with mark. That’s Beachy and a good sun hat  with the Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat and you’re all set for Maui.

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The Colors Of Maui

The Colors Of Maui

Lucy Hale's Top Picks For Travel

Lucy Hale’s Top Picks For Travel

Maui Must Haves

Maui Must Haves

Maui Must Haves!

Maui Must Haves!

Maui Must Have:  Wai’anapanapa State Park.  The black sand beach on Maui is just way too cool not to go see.  I loved the contrast of the bright blue water and black sand, plus there’s fun little spots and cool cliffs to get a great view.  We hiked a long the coast a bit and it was just breathtaking!

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Black Sand Beaches

Black Sand Beaches

Word Of Alicia:  This capsule collection embodies Maui perfectly and I’m totally ready to go back!  I love that I can embrace a little bit of the tropical paradise in my everyday life with the fashion and beauty items from mark.  You can shop the collection starting tomorrow at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and join my Facebook group for the launch!  Everyone who joins is entered in to win a little Maui Bliss!  You can join my Facebook group here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wordofalicia/

Aloha!

Aloha!

Summer Makeup: mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

I’m not going to lie, I like looking like I just came back from vacation regardless if it’s a random Tuesday. Problem is I didn’t… so fake it to you make it right!? If you want an instant vacation look you should check out the mark. Buenos Aires Color Collection for you summer makeup:

mark. Caliente Eyes ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

Catch The Vibe:  At first I was unimpressed with this pallet.  Then I began using it daily and I was like what was I unimpressed with!?  They’re the perfect range of colors for whatever look you’re going for.  I wear the middle pink shade just all over with the liner below for easy day look.  Then I like to mix the grey and purple for a smokey night look.  The purple is matte so it plays really well with the shimmery shades.

Caliente Eyes - Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

Caliente Eyes – Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

 

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul ($11)

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mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

Catch The Vibe:  These Saved By The Gel Liners are my new favorite liner.  First off, this pot is going to last you forever so that $11 price tag is pretty much all you’re going to spend for the next year on eyeliner.  The blue shade (Cool Azul) is so pretty and perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day with a red lip!  The colors are super bold, their really wearable so you can wear them for day for a subtle summer look.  Really easy when you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup and these won’t sweat off so win win for summer!

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

 

mark. Caliente Glow ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

Catch The Vibe:  This is another daily wear item.  I use a fan brush in the bronze to contour and swirl a blush brush in the center 2 shades for the apples of my cheek.  OR if I’m being lazy or for a quick summer look swirl all three on a fluffier blush brush and sweep up from apples to cheek bones.   The purple undertones really make this one stand out from most others out there on the market and it has ZERO orange factor.  THIS IS the item for the fresh from vacation look.

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

Catch The Vibe:  I already did a swatch post here but seriously these are so fun for summer!  I’ve been wearing the blue on my toes non stop!  It’s such a great shade of blue and has a great shimmer that screams summer!  I can’t wait to wear this on my fingers for the 4th!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

You can get the collection at my eBoutique here and use promo code JUNE15 for FREE SHIPPING on a $15 order!  Which is a killer little promo!  BONUS anyone who orders anything from this beauty collection before July 8th gets a FREE bonus item!  Shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (your bonus item will ship separate directly from me) OR just contact me if you want me to take your order directly!

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

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

TGIF – Instant Vacation Flashback

Flashback Friday needs to take an instant vacation. I’m not sure about you but I could definitely go for a vacation right now.  With the long Memorial weekend coming up, planning summer vacations, outings and bbq’s I’m in a vacation mode today.  Well that and mark. just released this years Instant Vacation capsule collection!  Every year mark. releases a vacation-ready capsule collection themed around a killer vacation destination, this year being Buenos Aires.  Each piece of the collection is anchored around a fragrance and always themed out perfectly, and we know I’m a sucker for a good theme execution.  Since the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection is my Friday Favorite for today, let’s flashback to the last 4 Instant Vacation collections that read as as a summer travel bucket list!

Saint Barts

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Looks from the mark. Sait Barts collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4 / LOOK 5 / LOOK 6

Marrakesh  

mark. Marrakesh Collection

mark. Marrakesh Collection

Looks from the mark. Marrakesh collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4

The Hamptons

mark. Hamptons Collection

mark. Hamptons Collection

Looks from the mark. Hampstons collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOk 2

Ibiza

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

The Ibiza collection has a special place in my heart.  It’s the exact campaign when I joined mark. in 2011, pre blog, so I don’t have any looks but it’s what introduced me to these Instant Vacation releases and I’ve been forever smitten and brings me 4 years later to the Buenos Aires Vibe collection!

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

Destination:  Buenos Aires!  Cobblestone streets, neoclassical mansions, surly tango parlors… Welcome to South America’s chicest metropolis, where old world elegance meets contemporary cool.  Today’s biggest decision:  Explore the bohemian barrio of La Bocca?  Shop the posh boutiques of the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood?  Or maybe just linger over a cortado at one of the city’s cafes, staring at the impeccably dressed locals, aka portenos?  Either way get ready for a night on the town, weber the clubs start thumping at 2am and you’ll dance till dawn.  This is Buenos Aires… let our fashion and fragrance take you there!”

Check back for my reviews and looks from this collection that will fit your summer vacation no matter where you go!  Here’s a few looks from the collection and Lucy Hale I’m totally loving!

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mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

Are you ready to catch the vibe!?  What vacation destinations are you planning for the summer?  What looks are you loving from the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection?  You can shop these looks NOW at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

 

Clearance Finds: Summer Outfit On A Discount!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

There’s nothing I like more than a good bargain!  My mom always said I had champaign taste on a beer budget, so to satisfy my thirst I need a good clearance sale!  Now that summer is almost here its time to refresh the wardrobe.  Pull out those summer items packed away, get rid of the too worn, and add in some new items that work with what you already have.

Black Maxi For Summer

Black Maxi For Summer

I’ve been wanting just a solid black maxi in a more casual material that I can dress up or down.  On a random trip to target I found this one on clearance for user $20.  I didn’t necessarily want a high low hem (I really wanted a slit) but the price was right!  It also fit well, the top was cut how I wanted, and the material was good.  Cha-ching!  Deal done!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

As I’ve brought out all my summer items from winter storage I remembered these blue snakeskin espadrille heels, and how comfy they are!  For a decent sized heel I can walk ALL DAY, yes ALL DAY in these.  Plus they’re just the right pop of color for my black maxi summer look.  Even better, they’re on clearance for ONLY $16.99!  Seriously, $17 for some comfy and cute sandals… deal!  You can the get these mark. Stand Back Heels at my eBoutique now through May 29th.  (last seen here! with the mark. shift and swing dress also currently on clearance at by eBoutique)

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

In addition to the mark. Stand Back Heels I also brought back my favorite summer jewelry from mark. last year and and mixed and matched it with my favorite mark. jewelry from this year for a fresh new summer arm party.  I’m wearing the mark. Glimmer and Gleam bracelet set, mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet and Nail This Look Ring Set with the shade Seafoam on my nails.  All available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Summer Arm Party Mix -- and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

New Summer Arm Party Mix — and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

I absolutely love a simple black dress accessorized in shades of blue and turquoise for summer.  It feels chic without trying too hard.  I also love me a good clearance find, its like I won a prize and that prize is a killer summer outfit!

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Easy Summer Outfit at A Easy Price with mark. and Target

Easy Summer Outfit at An Easy Price with mark. and Target

 

Just as a heads up, here are a few of my favorites that are currently on clearance that you could work into your summer wardrobe!  Snatch them up while you can!

mark. Shift and Swing Dress was $36 NOW $24.99 and Stand Back Heels was $38 NOW $17.99, see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/wear-and-share-wed-mark-shift-and-swing-dress/

mark. Exotic Edge Dress was $32 NOW $22.99, and Statuesque Style Heels was $40 NOW $17.99 see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/what-to-wear-to-thanksgiving-a-lbd-a-little-more-glam/

mark. Oh Couture Handbag was $38 NOW $29.99, Go For Baroque Necklace was $45 NOW $19.99, So Pumped Heels was $60 NOW $34.99, see I wore them here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-oh-couture-handbag/

and another way I wore it:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-go-for-baroque-necklace/

Zoey-bomb!  But my eye makeup looks good!

Zoey-bomb! But you can see my mark. Island Eyes Pallet on!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

It’s officially sandal season!  Nothing like slipping on a nice pair of strappy sandals to instantly make it feel like its time for summer and maybe a pedi!  Which is why for Wear and Share Wednesday, Jackie from Living After Midnite and I picked the neutral, shimmering, mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges ($42) to base two different outfits around.

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge are a neutral, shimmering, champaign sandal with gold accents with a zip back closure.  The demi heel makes them a little more chic than your typical flat gladiator style.  These are definitely one pair of sandals you could dress up or down and wear all season long.  If your packing for a trip, these are the only ones you’ll need for your shorts to your dresses!  They inspired me to do a super easy, casual outfit with a bit of pretty!

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White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

To go casual and pretty I started with my white basics, white denim shorts (Forever 21) and a white bra cami (Express).  To bring in the pretty I drapped on my mint chiffon kimono from H&M (a summer steal at only $14.95).  I love how this simple easy outfit is as versatile as the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges.  An outfit that would be perfect for running errands or lounging poolside on your summer vacation!

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

I definitely would count this outfit as a summer vacation must-have!  Especially paired with the mark. Get Packing Tote ($40).  Easy and neutral, but pretty with its pop of neon pink trimming.  The tote would be perfect as your carry on bag that you then could use as your shopper during your trip.

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Even when you’re not on vacation this outfit is perfect for the weekend.  Weekender tote, with comfortable walking shoes, with an easy Spring/Summer outfit is definitely weekend attire!  I accessorized this look with a little bit of a boho vibe, with the easy weekend in mind.  I stacked the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) with mark. Mighty Pretty m.powerment bracelet ($25) for a boho arm party with my mint rubber watch and an aqua vintage mark. ring.

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Continuing with the boho weekender vibe I went with beach waves in my hair! On damp hair I sprayed mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($14) all over then scrunched and let air dry.  Weekend hair couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

To finish off any vacation look you need a pair of sunglasses!  I’m wearing the Get In The Shade Sunglasses (last seen here).  Which, until May 15th you can get for ONLY $5 with any $20 purchase from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection at my eBoutiqe.  Let’s admit it, vacations and weekends are prime events for losing sunglasses, that’s when a pair like this is perfect!  For $5 you can’t not get them!  They’re cute, trendy with the slight cat eye shape and tropical floral print and affordable!

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A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges are the perfect must-have summer sandal.  They go with pretty much everything and will take you pretty much anywhere.  Pick them up and pack them for your next summer vacation.  Until then, wear them with your favorite spring outfits (like a kimono!)  Be sure to check out more on how Jackie at Living After Midnite styled her outfit around these killer sandals.  You can shop them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

Get pedi ready in your mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges!  I’m wearing the shade Raspberry from the mark. Nail This Look Set which you might remember from our past Wear and Share Wednesday post!  I love the deep but bright shade especially next to the mark. Get Packing Tote!  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Your Summer Vacation Must-Haves

I absolutely LOVE that summer is JUST around the corner.  Which also means its time to start planning your summer vacation!  If you’ve been following my posts for the last 2 weeks you’ll notice I’ve been highlighting pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts collection (last seen here), so let’s pretend I’m planning a real vacation to Saint Barts.  There are a few must haves from the collection that are needed for any summer travel regardless of the destination.  Here are my top 3 must haves for your summer vacation:

1.  mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24).

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

If you’re anything like me when packing its about fitting as much as possible and bringing as many multitasking items as possible.  The mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case solves both those issues.  Pack all your jewelry in its 3 zippered pockets, 1 slip pocket and along the necklace/earring bar, then roll it up!  The compacted case fits nicely in your bag and keeps you organized.  MULTITASKER:  The jewelry roll can then double up as a clutch once you get to your destination!

2.  mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

The mark. Get Packing Tote is just what you need for your carry on bag or overnight bag.  Its roomy so you can pack a lot, and I mean a lot!, but it has sturdy and comfortable straps for lugging it around.  But on top of all that its a really good looking bag!  The neutral camel faux leather is really nice in quality and the pops of pink neon around the trim, studs and tie details give it a luxe look so you can also look like a chic jet-setter!  MULTITASKER:  Use this bag as your beach bag, shopper tote and/or just as your purse when you get to your destination.

3.  mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16 each)

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16)

Who wants to haul a bunch of makeup when traveling?  That’s when a good pallet is really important, one that will give you a ton of looks from one case!  I’ve already reviewed and sung my praises on the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty pallets here, but on a trip these are really all you would need to bring, plus the slim design makes them really travel friendly!  MULTITASKER:  The mark. Island Beauty Face Pallet is a bronzer, blush and highlight all in one!  The mark. Island Eyes pallet contains the perfect shades to go neutral and beachy or bold and smokey!

BONUS MUST HAVE!  Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard (pic cred’s to Erica Gerlemann!)

I know I said my top 3, but I had to add on the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line!  A lot of vacation destinations are going to have bugs and pests you don’t want biting you.  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line is EXTREMELY effective at keeping them at bay, plus its deet free!  No matter your formula preference there’s an option for you, lotion, spray or towelette.  MULTITASKER:  Get your other vacation must have, SUNSCREEN in your Bug Guard formula!  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line also has options with SPF30, which is just a life must have, really!  DOUBLE BONUS:  Now through memorial day the Skin So Soft Bug Guard is all on special pricing in our Memorial Day Shop (shop it here!) and with a $40 order get a FREE travel size Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Spray.  Plus shop the Memorial Day Shop for other must-haves to ready you for the weekend!

Let's Get Packing For St. Barts!

Let’s Get Packing For St. Barts!

Now let’s get planning for your summer vacation!  Possibly with the long Memorial Weekend?  Let’s kick off summer with a vacation weekend with these vacation must-haves!  What destinations are on your bucket list for summer travel?