Valentine’s Day is definitely all about living “the sweet life.” With that in mind, Alima Pure has created La Dolce Vita - four seasonal eyeshadow colors to bring a little extra sweetness to your look, all without one extra calorie or fat gram.
Cupcake is a sweet, shimmery pink, as light and frothy as it’s namesake.
Petit Four is a sparkling beige with sparks of gold, as irresistible as the little cakes of the same name.
Tiramisu is a much-loved shade making a return appearance. If you were lucky enough to receive last year’s “Alima Signature Colors” stack of three shades, you have seen Tiramisu before. A shimmery, light-to-medium brown, Tiramisu will surely be a go-to color for many.
Mousse is named for dark chocolate mousse; deep enough to satisfy but not so heavy as to overwhelm. Our Mousse features a lovely golden shimmer.
As an added bonus, you will receive a deluxe sample of Meringue, a sparkling white.
La Dolce Vita “Sweet” look
Apply Cupcake from lashes to brow. Sweep Tiramisu into the crease, blending well. Apply Petit Four under lower lashes, from the outer corner and stopping about 2/3 of the way in. With a damp brush, line the upper lid with Mousse.
Use a matte pink blush like Pink or Raspberry on the apples of the cheek and apply a tiny bit of Cupcake shadow on the tops of cheekbones.
Finish with a pink balm like Acai or Rhubarb.
La Dolce Vita “Sultry” look
Apply Meringue from crease to brow, and Petit Four from lashes to crease. Use Mousse as a liner on top and bottom lashes, smudging well. Place Tiramisu directly above Mousse on the upper lid, blending it upwards toward the crease. Add a bit of Mousse to the outer corner and crease, blending well.
Apply a soft, earthy blush like Carnation to apples of cheeks and blend back towards ear.
Use a deeper lip balm like Cranberry, and apply liberally, then gently blot to leave a soft stain.
Do you ever have one of those days when you just feel lucky? Like maybe you should buy a lottery ticket lucky? Lucky you! It's great to feel lucky, even if you don't end up winning the lottery. We feel lucky when our skin is behaving nicely and our Satin Matte Foundation goes on like silk; when the eyeshadow colors we selected blend like a work of art. We feel lucky when we are filling orders from our wonderful customers, and reading all the delightful emails you send us.
Of course, there are those days that don't feel so lucky. Gravity seems to be working extra well, and you drop everything you touch. There are days that the calendar tells us should be unlucky. We try to not be superstitious, but some days can just feel jinxed.
We aren't making any specific promises, but we think there might be something to help you alleviate the fear of those predicted "unlucky" days. Carry your lucky coin, wear your lucky blouse, but also take a few moments to read our blog on days that seem as they might otherwise be troublesome. Perhaps you'll find some information that will make you feel more lucky! Lucky you!
Ring in 2009 with two full-size Alima Eyeshadows for only $9! Here's how it works-
From 12:01 am (Pacific Standard Time) on Thursday, January 1 until 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 4, for every full sized Alima Pure shadow you purchase, you can select a free full sized shadow from a list of 32 select shades. Just write the free colors of your choice in the comments section at checkout, and we will include them in your order! Please be sure that your free selections are on the list below, and limit yourself to five free shadows per order. Here's to a beautiful 2009 with Alima Pure!
For your free shadow, choose from the following shades:
If you are at all familiar with Portland, Oregon, you know we are rather infamous for our rain. We do get some snow during the winter, but most years it is only what you would call a “skiff,” and sometimes up to an inch or so. Because we don’t get much, the city usually pretty much shuts down when this happens. This time you might say that we had a substantial amount of snow. We had snow for the better part of two weeks, and it took a toll on the ability of some of us to get to work. Combined with the holidays, this mean that some orders have taken longer than usual to get out, and we apologize. As of December 30 are caught up, but if you are waiting for an order that you think should have arrived by now, be assured it will be there soon!
We may be biased, but we think Alima Pure has the absolute best customers in the world! (And you come to us from all around the world!) We want to thank you this holiday season with a little present or two.
First, every order placed between November 27th and December 25th will receive a lovely little holiday "Kiss Stick," in a beautiful soft red shade that looks good on everyone. Although it isn't nearly as bright as one, we've named this pretty little shade "Holly Berry" in honor of the season. This Kiss Stick isn't the same formula as the ones we featured last holiday season, but instead a glossier version of our regular lip balms. We would love to hear how you feel about the formula when you try it!
Second, every order over $50 (before shipping and after any discounts) between now and December 25 will receive a "Best of 2008" set of samples. This package includes deluxe samples of nine of the most popular eye shadows from our special collections released in 2008. The samples come in our cute little bird-topped sample jars, but are generously filled to last you much longer than a regular sample.
The shades in this set are
Introducing Alima Pure's newest addition...(drumroll)...our retractable foundation brush! It took a while for the manufacturer to get this just the way we wanted it, but we think it was well worth the wait. This beautiful brush is Alima-bronze on the outside, with black, super-soft, man-made bristles inside and our adorable bird on the end. Tuck it into a purse or travel bag so that you can take your foundation brush with you without a mess. Pre-load it with foundation before you go for an instant touch-up. What we love about it (besides the obvious) is that you can control the bristles to make the brush good for more than just foundation application. If you slip the metal collar all the way down, you have a full brush, perfect for a sheer application of foundation, but also nice for Satin Finishing Powder, Luminous Shimmer Powder, or even Blush or Bronzer. If you only pull the collar half the way down, you have tighter bristles, for a slightly heavier foundation application (without the clouds of powder a loosely bristled brush can create), and more control around the contours of the face. Priced the same as our regular #25 Foundation Brush, this gorgeous little side-kick comes to you with an extra surprise this month.
Fête: a lavish party or celebration. Alima Pure Fête: a gleaming all-over shimmer powder perfect for everything from lavish parties to intimate celebrations. With your purchase of our new Retractable Brush, you will receive a 10 gram jar of our Limited Edition Shimmer Powder in Fête, a soft coppery shimmer with just enough gleam to make you glow. Wear it on your cheekbones or on your shoulders, but be sure to put it on and celebrate! Offer good through December 25th.
Are you stumped about what to give your niece who is just beginning to wear makeup, or your best friend the makeup aficionada? Our makeup artist has assembled some suggestions for those special people in your life.
For the teenager: For a younger teen who is just beginning to wear makeup, a foundation might not be necessary. Consider a Satin Finishing Powder, a shimmery blush, a light sparkly eyeshadow and a softly tinted lipbalm. Keiko Satin Finishing Powder, Freja Luminous Shimmer Blush, Paris Luminous Shimmer Shadow and Rhubarb Nurturing Lip Balm would be excellent choices for fair-to-medium skins; Ami Satin Finishing Powder, Guava Luminous Shimmer Blush, Tigereye Luminous Shimmer Shadow and Fig Nurturing Lip Balm would work for medium-to-dark skin. If you want to really earn her undying affection, add a Buff Brush, Blush Brush and Large Shadow Brush. You might even get rewarded a couple of hours of free babysitting!
Mom is always difficult to buy for, isn't she? She doesn't "need" anything if you ask her. This year don't ask. Surprise her with a set of subtle eyeshadows, and the brushes to apply them. A combination that works for many skin tones and eye colors is Fleur and Raven Satin Matte Eyeshadows with Grace Pearluster eyeshadow and Carnevale Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner. Fleur is the base shade, Raven can be used as a contour color for a toned-down daytime look, or as an outer-corner accent to add depth. Grace is the optional shade, adding a touch of subtle shimmer and color to the lid or crease. Carnevale can be worn damp for a defined line or dry for a softly smudged line. Eye brushes #33, #36, #37 and #39 round out the gift.
For the bona-fide makeup lover in your life, consider our special holiday collections: Silver Screen I and Silver Screen II. But if she's already purchased those for herself, you might have to get a little more creative. Why not give her some things to round out that collection? Nourishing Lipbalm in Cranberry, Luminous Shimmer Powder in Lumina, Satin Matte Eyeliner in Black and a #23 Kitten Brush would delight even the most discriminating makeup diva.