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She's dangerous AND ethical! Tonya Kay is the world's ONLY professional female knife thrower (as seen on History Channel's "More Extreme Marksmen"). She also restores hot rods, dances with fire (as seen on NBC's "America's Got Talent") and shoots guns. The Most Dangerous Woman in Hollywood doubles as a long-term raw vegan, aggressive environmentalist and green philanthropist. She may shoot guns, but never at animals or people. She may crack whips, but only those which are leather-free in construction. She may sit in studio make up chairs, but on-camera as well as off, Tonya Kay insists that her cosmetics be cruelty-free. Look for Tonya Kay in cruelty-free cosmetics on Showtime's "Live Nude Comedy" (premiers July 16). Tonya Kay performs her Bullwhip Burlesque solo wearing exclusively Alima Pure mineral cosmetics, proving that the greenest option can also yield the best performance.
Tonya Kay has been an Alima Pure customer for several years and in the office, one of our favorite things is hearing what she's been up to. And she's always up to something interesting! We've seen Tonya Kay in a Trace Adkins video and a "We Can Solve It" commercial; we've read her e-book about eating raw vegan; and we've followed her experiences hanging out with elephants in Thailand. She leads an interesting life, and those things just barely scratch the surface.
Tonya Kay's commitment to treading lightly on our planet is not just talk--she walks the walk, but she does it with a sparkling smile and contagious joie de vivre. While we recognize that her latest project, "Live Nude Comedy" might not be everyone's cup of tea, her enthusiasm, ethics and "all-in" attitude are something most everyone can support. We think she's adorable and admirable.
"Live Nude Comedy" features actor/comedian Andy Dick along with a host of talented comics in a lively half hour of laugh-out-loud television hosted by American Pie's Shannon Elizabeth. 28 minutes of music, dance and pure hedonism fill each of "Live Nude Comedy's" 6 episodes, premiering July 16th at midnight. After Showtime's sexy special, watch for Tonya Kay playing the reoccurring CASSIDY in October's premiere of "Secret Girlfriend" on Comedy Central. To see what else Tonya Kay has been up to, you can check out her website, www.TonyaKay.com.
Inspired by a clear, balmy summer’s evening, the Stargazing collection includes wearable neutrals, punctuated with brights.
Nebula – a pale silver with golden shimmer.
Nova – peachy-gold with multi-colored shimmer.
Galaxy – shimmering cool, deep brown.
Andromeda – indigo purple, sparked with silver.
Available only for a limited time, the Stargazing collection is available exclusively at www.alimapure.com for $25. $2 from every purchase is donated to The Global Fund for Women.
Smoky Stargazing look
Sweep Nebula from lashline to brows.
Lightly apply Andromeda to the lid.
Blend Galaxy into the crease and along the lashline, extending slightly beyond the outer corner of the eye and up towards the crease.
Finish with Black liner applied with a damp brush.
Vivid Stargazing look
Apply Nebula from lashline to brows.
Blend Nova over the lid up to the crease
Apply Andromeda over Nova on the outer 1/3 of the lid and blend well.
Finish with Galaxy applied damp as a liner.
Make that needles. 57, actually, not including the few in my hands and feet. It’s all part of an experiment to see whether acupuncture ‘facelifts’ work – on me, at least. There will be pictures, though not quite yet. I’ll post the ‘before’ pic when we have an ‘after’ for comparison.
The project began when my lovely friend Katy Nielsen of Waterlily Facial Salon mentioned that she and an associate were teaming up to offer acupuncture facelifts (10 acupuncture sessions and 2 natural facials over the course of 5 weeks), and they were looking for ‘guinea pigs’ to help get the project rolling. How could I resist? So, within a couple of weeks I got a call that we were ready to roll, and Katy came by my office with a lovely bag of ‘homework’ – Eminence skincare products. There is a lovely rose cleanser along with toner, serum, moisturizer, and a grapefruit masque specially chosen for my skin type. My assignment – use these products throughout the course of treatment, to support the effects of the acupuncture. So far, so awesome.
On to the acupuncture. The treatments are administered at the Healing Path Holistic Medicine Clinic, by Anja Middelveld, who uses the Mei Zen traditional protocol for facial rejuvenation. Ok, I can hear your first question. Yes, it does hurt a bit, at first. Not all of the needles, just a few of them, and only while they are being put into place. People with thicker skin would probably experience less discomfort, but it was not too bad. Anja gives me a wonderful facial massage to begin which seems to really help relax my face and ease any discomfort. And once the needles are in place I have even fallen asleep a couple of times.
The sessions occur twice weekly for 5 weeks, and I have now had 3 treatments. So far the results have not been dramatic, but I think they are noticeable. My skin seems to be more vibrant – similar to the glow after a good workout. I had one small needle-induced bruise on my cheek that is fading pretty quickly. So far, the effect seems to be well worth the discomfort. The results will be more pronounced next week, if my skin behaves like most.
And Friday I get to go back and see Katy for another of her fabulously pampering Eminence facials. And there’s more to come…..
Alima has a garden-full of floral-named shades, and every one of them is beautiful and appropriate for spring. For cheeks, choose Rosa Luminous Shimmer Blush. If you prefer a matte look, Satin Matte Blushes come in Apple Blossom, Carnation, Geranium, Mimosa and the roses…Antique Rose, Honey Rose and Desert Rose.
To create a spring bouquet, apply Daphne as a base, with Hellebore on the lid. Contour with Lilac, and use it damp to line. For fair skins, sweep Tulip blush over the entire cheek area, and apply a touch of Rosa on the apples of the cheeks. For deeper skins, apply Carnation on the entire cheek area and add a touch of Antique Rose or Geranium for brightness.