summer

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

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!

Throw and Go Must Have – mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

If you haven’t figured it out by now the mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is currently my favorite must have! It’s versatility is endless (see here and here) but so is its simplicity.  Sometimes you just need a go-to item you can just throw on and go!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Avon Summer Quench Watch

Avon Summer Quench Watch

The mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is, well a chambray collared shirt dress, featuring snaps that run top to bottom, roll sleeves and removable sash tie belt all in a lightweight material perfect for summer.  I absolutely adore this dress worn so many ways, but just straight up as a shirt dress, it’s perfect.

Throw On and Go Outfit

Throw On and Go Outfit

Super easy for a summer outfit!  I paired this dress with super simple stacked bracelet set, the mark. Right On Set Bracelet Set and a pair of big beaded earrings (mark. old).  I added a statement making green bag (Just Fab) and my go to on trend for summer sandal/bootie, the mark. Wrap Around Back heels.

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

Super Simple Summer Outfit

Super Simple Summer Outfit

There’s not much you have to say about this outfit.  Easy pieces you can just throw on and go make the best summer outfits!  These pieces you can mix and match into what you already have too making them excellent summer finds.  You can shop my dress, heels and bracelets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Trending Tuesday: #throwandgo

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

Summer Must Haves To Trow and Go

If the world of alicia was the internet, #throwandgo would totally be trending.  Summertime and living’s easy!  I’m such a summer person and I’m not talking about my 80’s classification of my “colors!”  I love everything about summer, hot days and warm nights, swimming, tan lines, ice cream… all things summer.  With so many summer happenings you need to look the part with minimal effort, hence the throw on and go!  Here are my favorite throw and go items for the summer!

1.  mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing spray

Beach Waves Must Haves

Beach Waves Must Haves

2.  Flip Flops

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

Rubber flip flops with bow detail from Coach!

3.  mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

Throw it on over anything chambray dress

4.  mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

Just add your favorite watch for an instant arm party

5.  Polarized Sunglasses

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! ...and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

Tiffany & Co. Polarized Sunglasses to throw on and go! …and maybe with a little Avon Luck La Vie

6.  Express Bra Cami

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

Wearing an Express Bra Cami my ultimate summer tank

7.  mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

8.  mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

9.  VS Pink Slouchy Crew

What I've Been Living In Lounge Wise

What I’ve Been Living In Lounge Wise

10.  mark. All Time Eye and Gloss Gorgeous

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye – see post here

These 10 items have been in heavy rotation in my world.  I can just throw them on and go!  No fuss summer essentials that allow me to enjoy my time and still look put together!  Shop the mark. pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Mani Monday – Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

Mani Monday:  Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

Mani Monday: Summer Pink and Black and White Striped Mixed Mani

When I’m uninspired on what mani I want to do I usually lean towards pinks and reds.  Maybe it’s because of my pink undertones, but they always look legit.  In the summer I want a fun and bright mani so why no mix it up with pinks and black and white stripes!  So I did, and I love it!  The perfect summer mixed mani!

Mixed Mani With Jamberry and Avon

Mixed Mani With Jamberry and Avon

For my base I used Avon Ridge Filling Base coat on all 10 digits.  On my pinkie and middle I used Avon Nail Wear Pro in Viva Pink (last seen here) followed by Avon Gel Finish Top Coat.  For those black and white stripes on my ring and thumb I used Jamberry Black and White Stripe wrap and for the chevron pink accent on my pointer I used Jamberry Sorbet wrap.

Jamberry Sorbet Nail Wrap on Pointer

Jamberry Sorbet Nail Wrap on Pointer

Avon Nailwear Pro in Viva Pink for Middle and Pinkie

Avon Nailwear Pro in Viva Pink for Middle and Pinkie

Jamberry Black and White Stripe Nail Wrap on Thumb and Pinkie

Jamberry Black and White Stripe Nail Wrap on Thumb and Pinkie

For summer this mani makes me happy, actually I’d rock this year round.  For me doing my nails is my happy place.  The process is sort of mindless that allows me to do whatever I want on those 10 fingers of mine.  When I look down and see my happy new mani I feel happy and content even if it is just for a few seconds until the next fire pops up I have to put out.  I can escape all the yuck by just doing my nails, silly or not, it’s the small things in life like this that work for me!  You can shop this Avon Viva Pink at my estore and Jamberry here.

Peace Out!

Peace Out!

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!  

Pineapple Treats From Avon

Pineapple Treats From Avon

July 16
Early access for Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Triple Phase Body Oil begins
 
July 16-23
FREE Tropical Applique Tote + Foot Works Pineapple Chill Cooling Lotion and Exfoliating Scrub with any $75+ order
Use Code: PINEAPPLE
 
July 15
FREE shipping with any $25+ order
Use Code: SHIP25
 
July 16-18
FREE Foot Works Pineapple Chill set: 2 Cooling Lotions and 2 Exfoliating Scrubs with any $50+ order
Use Code: CHILL
 
July 19-20
Summer Romance Sale
Save up to 50% on your favorite product crushes
July 22
Flash Sale
30% off select products
No code required

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

Perfect s'mores pairing... a Patriotic July mani!

Perfect s’mores pairing… a Patriotic July mani!

Who else is in a 4th of July hangover!? I took Tuesday off for an extra long holiday weekend which is why mani Monday is going up on a Wednesday.  For the holiday weekend I went with a majorly patriotic mixed mani/pedi combo using Jambery nail wraps.  Like I’ve said before I really like using a base coat under Jamberry nail wraps.  I used Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat with these.

 

Week O'Nautical:  4th Of July Mani Pedi

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

 

Mani:  From pinkie to thumb; Julep polish (old), Jamberry Kaboom, Jamberry Red White and Boom, Jamberry Star Spanged, Avon Gel Finish Roses Are Red.  I meant to put the Jamberry Fireworks over my ring and thumb but after I waited for the polish to dry I never got around to doing it.  Oh well, it would look cute for NYE too, guess I’ll save it.

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Pedi:  I used Jamberry Star Spangled on my big toe and then Avon Gel Finish in Roses are Red with a red white and blue glitter by Julep (old).

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

I hope you survived the holiday weekend and got to enjoy some fireworks and some delicious s’mores too!  You can shop Jamberry here, Avon here and Julep here.  The 4th may be over but this works all summer long!  Plus, for the fan girls out there, check out the new Marvel releases from Jamberry for more fun!  They pair perfectly with all things Americana.

 

Week O’Nautical: Beach Hat and Romper and Perfect Brows For Free

Week O'Nautical - Romper and Beach Hat

Week O’Nautical – Beach Hat and Romper

What’s more weekend ready than a beach hat and a romper?  What’s more 4th of July weekend ready than a red white and blue romper and a shimmering faux straw hat!?  Nothing, that’s what, so I guess I’m 4th of July weekend ready!  I can already taste the burgers and dogs!

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

I picked up this guy at Marshall’s this spring and it has been my go to for summer bbq’s and picnics. Rompers can definitely be tricky, key is to find one that flatters your body shape especially at the waist.  And also find one that’s easy to get in and out of because let’s be honest, your going to have to go to the bathroom and nothing worse than a bad romper bathroom situation.

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch

I love this one for the 4th with all its colors against the white base.  It’s really a statement all on its own so I just need to add on my sparkly straw hat with a circle brim, the mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat and my go-to red earrings the mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings, Avon Summer Quench Watch, Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Stack (coming soon) all at my eBoutique.  Follow it up with these fun wedges from Shoedazzle and I’m good to go for whatever the weekend brings me!

mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings

mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings

Just as easy as my summer outfit is so is my summer makeup.  Great thing about wearing a great hat like this mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat is you can lay off the shades.  Which means its a great time to play up those eyes.

mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

In makeup right now the trend is big lashes and on point eyebrows, which actually is a pretty summer friendly eye makeup look, just add a bold lip and done (like the mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up).  I’m not a big eye brows person (sorry, not sorry) but when I do decide to jump on the band wagon the Avon Perfect Brow Kit is my go to.

Eye-tastic Summer Makeup You Can Get For Free

Eye-tastic Summer Makeup You Can Get For Free

Luckily for us Avon did a 7 piece set that includes everything you need to perfect this look and you can get it FREE with your $50 order with promo code EYES at my eBoutique.  Which is really a killer set and valued at $42 value this set includes:

• Mega Effects Mascara (Black) – A $10 value
 Kohl Eye Liner (True Black) – A $7 value
 Perfect Eyebrow Kit (Soft Brown) – A $6 value
 Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion – A $4 value
 Avon Eyelash Curler – A $3.99 value
 Avon Pro Brow Brush – A $5.99 value
 Ergonomic Tweezer in Black – A $5 value
Avon Eye-tastic 7-Piece Set

Avon Eye-tastic 7-Piece Set

You can thank me later 😉  Shop all my accessories and get the FREE Eye-tastic eye kit at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O'Nautical Take On A Romper and Beach Hat

Week O’Nautical Take On A Romper and Beach Hat

Mani Monday: Navy and Cream

Hello Summer. I’m welcoming the first day of summer with a not so summery mani Monday! These Avon Gel Finish polishes are spot on, and I found my inky navy shade hidden in an old bag so I decided to use it and this new cream shade for a mixed mani.

Mani Monday:  Navy and Cream

Mani Monday: Navy and Cream

Wearing Avon Gel Finish in Inked Up and Creme Brûlée with Gel Finish Top Coat. I thought it needed a little something so I decided to add Jamberry Grenada over my ring finger.

Avon Gel Finish in Inked Up and Creme Brule  with Jamberry Grenada

Avon Gel Finish in Inked Up and Creme Brule with Jamberry Grenada

This is 6 days later and see how great it still looks! With long summer days filled with things like kayaking, bbq’s and laundry a lasting mani is necessary!  And sidenote that duck was my best friend while out kayaking, he obiv liked my mani.

Loving The Avon Gel Finish Polishes

Loving The Avon Gel Finish Polishes

You can shop the Avon Gel Finish polishes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get an extra 20% off $60 with promo code FORDAD.