When you look up the phrase "joie de vivre" in your French-American dictionary, we're just about certain you will find a picture of this months Naturally Gorgeous model, Mary, there alongside the definition. Mary is passionate about life and experiences, and has a serious case of wanderlust! She's equally comfortable hiking up a steep incline, trying a new way of wearing her makeup or moving halfway around the world! Whether you need a partner-in-crime for a night on the town, or someone to help you clean out your closet, Mary is the sort of friend you'd want to have on speed-dial!
Tips for how to have a safe Halloween are everywhere this time of year, but most of them overlook the importance of safe Halloween makeup. Many costumes require a bit of makeup, but the ingredients of those pre-packaged Halloween makeup kits that are in all of the stores right now are more frightening than the looks they create. So here is proof, you can create some great Halloween looks using only Alima Pure mineral makeup!
What is on your agenda this holiday season? Whether you are attending a Black Tie Gala, snuggling up at home or something in between, Alima Pure’s Limited Edition Black Tie Gala holiday collections will help you shine. A collection in two parts, Black Tie Gala has an Eye collection and a Face collection. Mix and match the collections to create a look that is truly right for every occasion!
This months Naturally Gorgeous model, Kristen Ulmer, enters a room like a power surge, crackling with enthusiasm and energy. But ask her to sit, (to have her makeup done) and she is still; calm and centered. Just seeing how easily she shifts from one mode to the other and how entirely comfortable and joyful she is in her skin, it makes you wonder...how can I get some of that? And you can, visit Kristen's website to learn about all she offers! Kristen has mastered the art of living in the moment, and she is living each moment to its fullest. To say she is inspiring to be around is an understatement!
Back in May, I had the opportunity to work as the makeup artist on an amazing project. Joni Kabana, an award-winning visual artist and photojournalist, and the woman behind the camera on our Naturally Gorgeous model shoots, was going to be shooting a calendar for a local yoga studio, and needed makeup for the models. Being familiar with my work, and the way that Alima Pure photographs, Joni asked if I would come and help out. The project, she explained, was to spread the word about a series of classes at The Yoga Project, a studio in the Sellwood area of Portland, called “Yoga for The Larger Woman.”
If you are thinking of trying an Alima Pure brush for your mineral eyeliner, you've probably noticed, we have two different versions. The #31 Fine Liner Brush is a pointed shape (and also excellent for spot concealing), while the #33 Angle Liner Brush (which is also great for filling in brows) is flat and angled. So how does one decide between the two?
Naturally Gorgeous Model Julia is a pixie of a woman, with a sparkle in her eye and ready smile. She exudes such a warmth and caring that you just know you could sit down and pour your heart out to her like a trusted maternal figure, but her twinkle clues you in that your comforting session might just end with her sharing a wickedly funny joke. But it is Julia's thoughtfulness and caring that led her to develop The Girl Effect, whose videos we highly recommend you take the time to view.