Ahhh, the joys of summer. Hot weather, cool water, best friends, great books and delicious icy-cold treats to help you beat the heat. Celebrate summer with the easy to wear Delicious Summer collection, featuring two eyeshadows and a blush; and the complementary Nourishing Lip Balm.
-Milkshake Eyeshadow is a creamy beige, punctuated with scattered icy silver sparkles.
-Coffee Frappé Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow is a medium golden brown loaded with golden shimmer.
-Strawberry Lemonade Luminous Shimmer Blush is a peachy-pink with a hint of shimmer.
-Limited Edition Nourishing Lipbalm in Sweet Tea is the perfect summer lip shade. It is a shimmer-free rosy nude that anyone can wear.
Early this spring, we did a photo shoot featuring lovely model Sarah at a local rug and textile company, Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and Textiles. We were so enchanted with the way Sarah’s coloring combined with her fresh, spring makeup look and the gorgeous rug behind her, that we just couldn’t resist showcasing her makeup look, which features one of our favorite blushes for spring–Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush.
We think Leigh is the perfect pink blush! The hint of peachiness keeps it from being too cool, and the perfectly subtle copper shimmer adds a highlight to the cheeks. Best of all, it looks beautiful on every skin we’ve seen it on. Truly pale beauties (foundation in levels 0 and 1) might want to consider applying it with the #23 Kitten Brush for sheer application.
A little about the lovely Sarah. She is an accomplished baker who also loves to sew. The pediatrics nurse from Portland recently moved cross-country to attend the nurse practioner program at Columbia University in New York. The photo shoot took place only weeks before Sarah’s wedding, and when Sarah discovered that photographer Joni Kabana had just returned from Sicily, she was thrilled to hear Joni’s recommendations for restaurants and places to stay.
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The #23 Kitten Brush is the ultimate multitasker—especially for spring and summer as we introduce more shimmers and stronger shades into our routine. The bristles swoop up just enough powder to achieve a perfectly even and subtle application with the option to build. It’s also entirely foolproof, which is always a big bonus! Here are some of our favorite products to pair with the Kitten Brush.
All of our blushes pair well with the #23 Kitten Brush, but we particularly love this sweet shade of pink on Felicity Jones, which can be achieved by applying Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush right onto the apples of the cheeks. The Kitten Brush provides a softness that looks effortless and healthy.
Using the Kitten Brush with Bronzer gives you the control to apply a soft or more defined sun-kissed look as you build. By sweeping Belize Bronzer up the cheekbone to the temples, you can add warmth to the skin just as Gwyneth Paltrow so gracefully achieved at the Michael Kors Golden Heart Gala.
Dolce Luminous Shimmer Powder can be used as a golden highlight along the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, and décolleté. The Kitten Brush helps guide you so that won’t overdo the shimmer but gorgeously glow just as Jessica Alba does here.
For one more day, the #23 Kitten Brush is on sale for $20 (regularly $27) when entering the code ‘MEOWMEOW ’ at checkout. Lucky you!
When we were children, Mother’s Day inspired us to ask when children’s day would be celebrated. You know the inevitable response: every day is children’s day. We did find that to be wholly unsatisfying though now we see the truth of it (mostly). Whether you are a child or a mother or both we hope you have a wonderful weekend with loved ones!
Speaking of obsessions – we can’t seem to get enough rhubarb these days.
We’ll be celebrating the day with brunch at Accanto. A charming little local trattoria with fantastic food, it’s worth making a reservation if you find yourself in Portland. When the weather is lovely (yes! it happens!) you can even sit outside.
Ready to write that novel? Here’s a way to get started. Spark Yourself has a lovely interface and blog for inspiration. Maybe you’ll be ready for this in the Fall.
Get ready for lunar energy - you knew it was only a matter of time. This gismo is beautiful, too.
Lillie Magazine just launched and we think it’s gorgeous. Not to mention they featured a mineral makeup brand rather dear to our hearts. Why yes, we are blushing.
Natasha Khan (of Bat for Lashes) is just so cool and beautiful.
Join Kristen Arnett Monday April 22nd on the EcoSalon Facebook page from 6-7 PST / 9-10 EST. You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about green beauty. Kristen will be answering questions, offering tips and advice, and giving away prizes!
We are in awe of Bea Johnson and the beautiful way in which she has evolved her home to be essentially waste free. She offers gracious tips and advice for those who wish to follow in her footsteps in her new book and on her blog.
There are indeed lots of wonderful reasons to enjoy Portland. Let’s add Olo to the list – trip to Portland not required.
Speaking of ways to save trees, PaperKarma makes it easy to eliminate unwanted junk mail. Download the free app, take pictures of the offending mail, and request to be unsubscribed. Done.
Looking for fun in Portland this Saturday night? The Pixie Project is holding their annual Furbowl. Not only does it benefit a wonderful cause but there are awesome prizes. The lovely Honey Kennedy has a terrific list for the rest of the week.
Eyebrows may well be the most often overlooked area of the face when it comes to applying makeup. Maybe you feel as if your brows are already heavy enough, or don’t love the natural shape. But what women who skip brow makeup may not realize is that your brows provide a frame that can draw attention to the eye, and can even make them look larger.
If you are unhappy with the shape of your brows, pay to have them professionally shaped. For maintenance, you can either visit a professional regularly, or tweeze strays on your own, keeping the shape created by the professional, and only returning for a reshape occasionally. Continue reading →
Top row, left to right: Dolce Luminous Shimmer Powder, Sospiro Luminous Shimmer Blush, Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush. Middle row, left to right: Atlantis Pearluster Eyeshadow, Whisper Luminous Shimmer Powder, Chai Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow. Bottom row, left to right: Sahara Luminous Shimmer Blush, Brown Sugar Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow.
When there are more than two partly sunny days in a row, spring is coming to Portland! That doesn’t mean we won’t have more rain and hail showers between now and the real arrival of spring, we’re used to the intermitent quality of spring here in Oregon. But with those first glimpses of blue sky comes the urge to change up the beauty routine. We asked some Alima Pure staff what are their favorite products for springtime? A couple of trends emerged–it seems we are gravitating towards a bronzed eye and a bit more shimmer. But the biggest trend of all, a POP of brighter color somewhere on the face leaves no question, spring is definitely in the air! Continue reading →