The final step of celebrating our website's makeover is to do the sort of giveaway that our Facebook fans requested. It's a shopping spree! Enter our giveaway below, and you could be the lucky winner of $100 to spend on at alimapure.com. Wondering what you'd spend it on? We asked a few staffers what they would recommend, and their helpful suggestions follow. They will give you an idea of the different approaches you could take!
Urmila went the route of getting a full face, and she was also closest to spending $100, with a total of $99.50! She would choose her foundation (Beige 4), a blush (her current favorite is Satin Matte Blush in Ginger), a #25 Foundation Brush, a Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow like Leone to give her some sparkle for special occasions, and a #33 Angle Liner Brush to use for liner and brows.
Robin would invest a little more heavily in brushes, selecting both the #23 Kitten Brush and the #25 Foundation Brush. She would then get her Satin Matte Foundation (Olive 1) and then welcome summer with a Mauna Loa Bronzer, for a total of $98. But Robin would spend that last $2 and even a little extra, to get a couple of samples of Satin Matte and Luminous Shimmer Blushes.
Dea took a slightly different approach. She selected her Neutral 3.5 Satin Matte Foundation, Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush, Satin Finishing Powder in Keiko, Pearluster Eyeshadow in Champagne, Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Cocoa and Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Sweet Pea, giving her a complete face, but no brushes, for only $97!
Mary and Terresa both went over their limits, but planned carefully so that they would maximize their dollars. Mary selected the Irresistible Brush Set, which gets her four of our most popular brushes (#25, #17, #35 and #39) for only $55. Then she would get a new Bronzer in Mauna Loa and the Bold! For Green Eyes kit (part of the 3 for $30 promotion), giving her a grand total of only $105.
But just a reminder, you don't have to be female to win this contest. As some of us were putting together our $100 shopping lists, Brian chimed in. What would he do if he won a $100 Alima Pure shopping spree? "I'd give it to my mom!"
And if you aren't the lucky winner of the $100 shopping spree, don't despair. We're also giving away ten Limited Edition eyeshadows from our past collection "vault."
This giveaway is open to all of our amazing fans and customers, the world over. To enter the giveaway, simply follow the instructions below. We’ll be giving away one (1) $100 Alima Pure shopping spree, and ten (10) Limited Edition Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows. The shopping spree winner will receive a custom promo code to use on the www.alimapure.com website, redeemable for a one-time, $100 purchase. The eyeshadow winners will receive one of our Limited Edition Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows. The giveaway begins Friday, June 15, 2012 12:01am EST and ends on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:01am EST. The lucky winners will be selected on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
You may have noticed that we just started a new "Staff Favorites" feature on the blog and in the newsletter. Now it's your turn to tell us your favorite product. If you're one of our lucky winners, you will win it! So, what will it be? An adventurous product or color, like Robin's favorite Garnet Luminous Shimmer Blush? Your foundation? A crazy, shimmery shadow that you've had your eye on? It's all about getting what you love from Alima Pure.
1. Pick your prize! You will be asked in the form below what prize you would select. You may pick any full-sized product with a value of $30 or less. (We do reserve the right to make substitutions in the event that your choice is out of stock, or that you "accidentally" select a prize worth over $30.)
2. Like us on Facebook. We suspect you might already, and if you do you will receive that entry. There's no need to "unlike" and "re-like" us.
3. Follow us on Twitter. Same as with Facebook, if you already do, you will receive the entry.
4. Tweet about the giveaway.
5. Answer another fun question; tell us the three (or fewer) words that you think best describe Alima Pure.
This giveaway is open to all of our amazing fans and customers, the world over. To enter the giveaway, simply follow the instructions below. We'll be giving away five (5) "Fan Favorite" prizes. Each winner will receive the full-sized product that they listed in the contest entry, plus one of our oh-so-handy Alima Pure Baggu bags. The giveaway begins Friday, May 18, 2012 12:01am EST and ends on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:01am EST. Five lucky winners will be selected on Friday, May 25, 2012. Good luck!
Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. Celebrate by giving the special women in your life a bouquet of fresh spring colors, inspired by an old-fashioned garden. Sisters, dear friends, mothers and daughters will all love the on-trend pastels in our Vintage Bouquet collection!
Even better, three lucky readers will win the new collection plus a fantastic #39 brush with which to apply it! Simply tell us which Alima Pure eyeliner and/or lip balm shade you would choose to complete the look. (See complete rules below.)
Foxglove is a bright lilac shimmer, a beautiful choice for eyes of any hue.
Forget-Me-Not is a lively blue, sparked with gold; a sunny day in a jar.
Snapdragon is a medium shade of peach in a matte blush, ideal to bring a hint of warmth to any complexion.
These four shades come packaged in our elegant white gift box, ready for giving. The set is priced at only $40 (a $57.50 value) and contains three full-sized eye shadows and a full-sized blush.
The simplest way to wear this collection is to choose either Foxglove or Forget-Me-Not. Brush Honeysuckle over the entire lid from lashes to brow, then use the bright shade you have chosen on the lid and slightly into the crease. Line with the liner of your choice. Apply Snapdragon to the apples of the cheeks and blend back towards your hairline. Complete the look with your favorite Organic Nourishing Lip Balm.
If you are feeling more adventurous, use all three shadows at once. Apply Honeysuckle from your crease to your brow. Apply Foxglove on the inner 2/3 of your lid, then put Forget-Me-Not on the outer 1/3 and into the crease. Blend well so that you don’t have any harsh lines. Line with your favorite Alima Pure eye liner and apply Snapdragon to the apples of your cheeks. Finish with the Organic Nourishing Lip Balm of your choice.
To enter the giveaway, simply follow the instructions below. We'll give away three (3) Vintage Bouquet collections, and include brush #39 for each winner. The giveaway begins Monday, April 16, 2012 12:01am EST and ends on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 12:01am EST. Three lucky winners will be announced on Friday, April 20, 2012. Good luck!
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The holidays are the perfect time to think about giving, and the New Year is the time when thoughts naturally turn to self-improvement. If you want a little inspiration to help kick-start you on both, I highly recommend reading Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, the creator and “Chief Shoe Giver” of TOMS shoes.
Mycoskie, who had no background in footwear or even retail, started TOMS as a way to help provide shoes for children in developing countries. Inspired by a trip to Argentina, he was able to donate 10,000 pairs of shoes to Argentine children within a year. With his “One for One” model, the company has become one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world, and is a for-profit company that has built giving into its DNA.
The book is filled with stories, not only about TOMS, but about other companies who are doing things “that matter.” Through their inspiring stories, you learn the importance of having your own story, facing your fears and being resourceful without resources. No one can deny that TOMS shoes has been successful, both as a for-profit company, and as one doing good in the world, so their story is one that many will be inspired to try to duplicate. The book offers a blueprint for channeling enthusiasm and limited resources to create something that can grow.
An inspirational and quick read, this book should be required reading for anyone wants to make a difference in the world. Would you like to win a copy of Start Something That Matters? Visit us on facebook and tell us your story of giving (whether done by you or for you). We will share some of the stories and our facebook fans will vote on which story is the most inspirational. The winner will receive their own copy of Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie.