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!
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.
This month's Naturally Gorgeous, Adriana is one of those girls that appears to be lit from within. She glows with health and natural beauty. Small wonder, when she spends most of her free time outdoors. Called “Adri” for short, Adriana is the opposite of high maintenance in all areas save one – her hair. Adriana, like all of our Naturally Gorgeous models, is unretouched and photoshop free!
It's great to be #1 at something, even if that ranking comes with a price. Dailyglow.com recently published a ranking of 55 U.S. cities, analyzed for how good or bad they are for your skin. We're happy to report that Portland, Oregon came out on top!
Our Naturally Gorgeous model, Karen, lights up a room with her smile. She’s a tiny bundle of energy, but also exudes a zen-like calm. It is easy to see why her friends and family are devoted to, and just a little bit in awe of her.
India was one of the very early Alima employees, from back when Alima was still in founder Kate O'Brien's house. She left us long ago to pursue her education, so we were thrilled when she agreed to come in and be one of our Naturally Gorgeous models! It was a great chance to catch up with this young woman who approaches life with great passion and enthusiasm.
India loves to spend time outdoors. She enjoys biking, hiking, dancing and rock climbing...in fact she seldom sits still, as you may be able to tell from her photos. The rare times when you do find her sitting still, she is probably reading a book, snuggling with an animal, or drawing (she's a very talented artist).
India's infectious smile and her talent for living fully in the moment are just two of the qualities that make her a perfect Naturally Gorgeous model.
We applied India's Beige 4 Satin Matte Foundation with the #25 Foundation Brush, and then brushed Satin Matte Blush in Soft Plum on the apples of her cheeks and blended it outwards with the #17 brush. A little Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Lana, on a #37 brush went on from her crease to her brows, with a heavier application of Black Orchid on a #36 brush from crease to lashes. Her eyes were lined with a Satin Matte Eyeliner in Pewter, applied with a damp #33 brush. A touch of Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Raven filled in her brows, and the look was completed with Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Rhubarb.