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

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

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

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

Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:

Alicia's Spring Look!

Alicia’s Spring Look!

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

Avon Ponte Lace Peekaboo Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Hem Dress

Peek At The Lace Detailing

Peek At The Lace Detailing

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

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

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

Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:  

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

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

 

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

Recreated Lisa's Spring Makeup Look!

Recreated Lisa’s Spring Makeup Look!

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

How To Wear A Sequin Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

TGIF!  We made it through the week, and that is something to be celebratory for.  If you’re headed out this weekend to be celebratory why not wear the most celebratory kind of dress, a sequined one!  It’s not New Years, I can’t wear sequin… wrong!  Dress it down, wear it casually and feel like a million bucks because thats what wearing sequins does.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

Layering the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress over the mark. Sequins of Events dress creates a casual take on sequins.  The casual piece, the chambray dress, automatically tones down the sequins from party to pretty.  You could even button up the dress instead of wearing it open like I did for just a pop of sequins for an even more casual take.

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

Some key elements keep this a causal look.  First is the all black sequins, the power of a little black sequined dress!  Secondly is the fit, it isn’t a super tight party dress, it’s a more forgiving loose fit with a higher neckline.  This mark. Sequins Of Events dress is part of our summer sale going on now so you can pick this up for ONLY $24.99!  That’s a pretty good deal on a sequined dress.

Blue Suede Shoes - mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Blue Suede Shoes – mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Summer suede is not only a huge trend this year but it also adds a low key vibe, even on these statement shoes!  Suede shoes will soften the look, you could wear an open toe bootie or wedge or even a flat sandal.   I love a good statement shoe and these mark. By Any Stretch Pump have been in heavy rotation.  Plus, I just love the blue black combo paired with the blue of the chambray and black dress!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

Finally a few simple accessories finish off the look, some rose gold hoops (Charming Charlie), a single rose gold and crystal bracelet (Henri Bendel) and a gold clutch (mark. makeup bag pulling double duty as a clutch!).  With this easy summer makeup look we’ve got a full casual look perfect for hot summer nights!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

This mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress has been my best summer investment!  Not only is it cute by itself it is so versatile worn open like a duster.  I’ve layered it over so many things and its only been a few weeks!  Plus its the perfect light weight for summer but can easily translate into fall!  You can shop this dress, the sequined dress, my pumps and makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Not only is the summer sale going on right now, but you can also take advantage of these offers!  Personal pick is the FREE pineapple tote and Pineapple Chill Footworks Set (see review here) with a $75 order (starts tomorrow)!  Pick up the mark. Sequins Of Events dress on summer sale, the new Make Way For Chambray Dress and either my lip or eye shade and you’ll get the set for free!  

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Mani Monday: Pink Pop Heart

Pink Pop Heart Nails for Mani Monday

Pink Pop Heart Nails for Mani Monday

I probably should of done this look last week but stress and time got the better of me and I had really bad nails for a few weeks now. But this weekend I finally was able to do my nails and that little simple act makes me feel worlds better! It’s almost like a zen moment for me. Looking down at my happy nails makes me smile when the stress of life doesn’t want to smile.

Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink

Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink

For Valentine’s Day I wore this bright pink with white and black heart accents! I used Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink which is currently only $3.49 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  It’s the perfect barbie pink, deep enough to not be a neon but bright enough to not be dull.  I personally love a good pink nail.

Jamberry Pop Heart  #popheartjn

Jamberry Pop Heart #popheartjn

The color alone is great but for Valentine’s Day I needed to step it up with hearts!  These are Jamberry Pop Heart wraps, a clear base with alternating black and white hearts.  I think they add the perfect pop!  You can shop Jamberry here.

Date Night Outfit

Date Night Outfit

I paired these nails with a love graphic tee, burgundy columnist pants and my mark. tipping the scales blazer for a perfect Valentine’s date look!  I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day an even better President’s Day and find your zen moment!

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Fit and Flare

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

When you think nautical you think stripes… or at least I do.  What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than in a nautical striped fit and flare dress!?  What’s great about this style is it pretty much flatters every body type and the flare skirt allows you to keep a bit cooler than a fitted pencil skirt style.  Add navy nautical stripes and you’ve got yourself a Week O’Nautical winner!

Week O'Nautical - nautical fit and flare dress!

Week O’Nautical – nautical fit and flare dress!

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Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

I love how even an all over striped dress is really a blank canvas.  The basic navy and white really are quite neutral so a pop of color works really well against it.  The higher neckline is a perfect base for a statement necklace.  I styled this dress with the new mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This necklace features a genuine tiger eye which plays perfectly with my tortoise watch (Avon).

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

I played off those light pink stones on this necklace with a bright pink lip (Avon Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal) and a coral clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch).  Plus I love how great this clutch looked the last time I wore it with navy stripes (see here).  In addition to this great statement necklace I added a great statement ring with opal stones reminiscent of the ocean (mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring) — you know that nautical tie in, even if I’m the only one who gets it…

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Summer Nautical Style

Summer Nautical Style

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Full Of Flair

Full Of Flair

You want to know what’s the best part of this look?  This dress was $10 at H&M!  This weekend is a great time for summer sales.  Retailers are looking to rid their summer stock to make room for back to school/fall so everyone is having a sale.  (Including my eBoutique!).   Shop my pieces and get free shipping on a $15 order and 20% off a $60 order with promo code HIAGAIN at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue for Week O'Nautical

Red White and Blue for Week O’Nautical

As we approach our most patriotic holiday I theme out my day to day in our most patriotic colors! Week O’Nautical is difficult this time around; a. It’s around 110 all week so, I’m hot, like super hot. b. I’ve worn pretty much all my nautical items on the blog already, and no one wants to see repeats up in here.  c.  The items I do have that are red white and blue aren’t necessarily nautical.  Whatever, ‘merica!

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

Red White and Blue Outfit

Red White and Blue Outfit

For the 4th I’ve been loving a bright dazzling blue with my red and white.  I’m always a fan of navy but this bright blue really pops for the summer holiday!  I paired a dazzling blue tank (Express) with a white lace pencil skirt (H&M) with red lace pumps (Shoedazzle) and red statement earrings!  (Avon).

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

For instant nautical feel just add this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet!  I’ve been wearing this non-stop this summer!  Best $7.99 I spent!  I really like it layered but for this simple look I liked it cleanly by itself.  Plus it matches my nautical mani (check it here if you didn’t see yesterday’s post!)

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

With a simple look like this a fun printed bag is perfect!  This striped bowler bag (mark.) has a bit of a nautical feel with the stripes and a bit of a 4th of July feel with the bright cobalt accents!  You bet I’m caring this bag all week!

Striped Bags Have More Fun

Striped Bags Have More Fun

You can’t have a Red White and Blue look without a red lip!  Mine, courtesy of mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  It’s actually the best summer red lip product I’ve used to date.  It’s bright and because it wears like a balm it has the perfect finish for summer and a little more laid back than a full on lipstick.  If you haven’t tried the Lip Butters yet DO SO!

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

If you haven’t noticed I’m totally wearing this hair style AGAIN!  When it’s this hot there’s no way I’m blow drying my hair.  Have you been inspired to bust your red white and blue this week!?  Check back for more Week O’Nautical all week long!

Day To Night Outfit feat. The Roll With It Romper

Finding an outfit that you can wear to work and wear out straight from work is a headache.  We’ve all been there.  I’ve found a solution with mark.’s Roll With It Romper.  Ok ok ok… yes I said I would NEVER wear a romper, even the word “romper” sounds ugly.  Then mark. came out with Roll With It Romper and the more I saw it the more I liked it!  What makes this one the exception is that it is done in a wonderful fabric… soft, silky, flowy and luxe!  Then of course the fact that it is sold black makes it even more wearable!  This is one of those items I just had to try and SO glad I did… and so should you!

How I Wore It:  For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Roll With It Romper For Day

Wear it to work under a skirt!  So basically you’re wearing it like a body suit.  Pick a skirt that isn’t tight to the body, one with some room so the shorts portion don’t show through.  What makes this even more awesome, you “shirt” always stays tucked in!  The luxe fabric and cut of the romper makes a perfect dressy top!

How I Wore It:  For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

Roll With It Romper For Play

For your post-work activities just take off the skirt and throw on a belt and DONE!  This look goes pretty much everywhere.  Make it more casual with some flats or wedges or take it dressy with sky high heels to make it a killer legs look!  I wore this with some black wedges for dinner and mini golf and it was the perfect outfit!

Pair It With Pretty

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

Triple Sparkle Necklace and Pick A Posy Earrings

For an easy day-to-night transition pick accessories that are pretty!  This simple necklace is dainty enough for day but sparkle-tastic for night.  The button earrings are large enough to make a serious impact but classy enough to channel your inner Kate Middleton!  The Triple Sparkle Necklace ($18) and Pick A Posy Earrings ($18) are both available now at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com.  Same with the Roll With It Romper $32.  I also have on the Borrowed From The Boys Watch and Cross Your Fingers Ring in Gold from my eBoutique.

The options you can create with this romper are endless!  It all comes down to your accessories!  Pair it with everything from a statement necklace, to a blazer, to a vest, to your flip flops, etc… there’s really so many possibilities!   I also really love how mark. featured it for a night out look with the We Got The Bead Necklace ($32) for an aztec appeal!

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Roll With It Romper and We Got The Bead Necklace

Just a note on sizing, this romper runs on the small side so unless you have a really short torso go with a size larger than you normally wear.  The Roll With It Romper, Triple Sparkle Necklace, Pick A Posy Earrings, Cross Your Fingers Ring and Borrowed From The Boys Watch are all available now at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com