Resolve to add some color to your life by broadening your eyeshadow collection! Select eyeshadows and liners are on sale now through January 5, 2 for $12. (Regularly priced at $11 each.)
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice, we wish you a beautiful holiday, filled with joy and love.
Alima Pure will be closing at noon (PST) on Friday, December 23 and remain closed until Tuesday morning, December 27 so that our staff may spend time with their families. If you need to contact us, please send an email. We try to answer email in the order in which we receive them, so be patient, but we will get back to you!
The holidays are the perfect time to think about giving, and the New Year is the time when thoughts naturally turn to self-improvement. If you want a little inspiration to help kick-start you on both, I highly recommend reading Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie, the creator and “Chief Shoe Giver” of TOMS shoes.
Mycoskie, who had no background in footwear or even retail, started TOMS as a way to help provide shoes for children in developing countries. Inspired by a trip to Argentina, he was able to donate 10,000 pairs of shoes to Argentine children within a year. With his “One for One” model, the company has become one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world, and is a for-profit company that has built giving into its DNA.
The book is filled with stories, not only about TOMS, but about other companies who are doing things “that matter.” Through their inspiring stories, you learn the importance of having your own story, facing your fears and being resourceful without resources. No one can deny that TOMS shoes has been successful, both as a for-profit company, and as one doing good in the world, so their story is one that many will be inspired to try to duplicate. The book offers a blueprint for channeling enthusiasm and limited resources to create something that can grow.
An inspirational and quick read, this book should be required reading for anyone wants to make a difference in the world. Would you like to win a copy of Start Something That Matters? Visit us on facebook and tell us your story of giving (whether done by you or for you). We will share some of the stories and our facebook fans will vote on which story is the most inspirational. The winner will receive their own copy of Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie.
You have probably been told that when you apply your makeup, you need to pick either warm or cool colors and stick to them for your entire face. While that isn’t bad advice, there are exceptions to the rule, and conveniently, our Cold Outside and Warm Inside collections contain some of the very best shades with which to break the rules!
Justine is wearing shades from both Cold Outside and Warm Inside. We started with her Beige 4 foundation. We brushed Rosy Cheeks form the Cold Outside collection on the apples of her cheeks.
On her eyes, we applied Candlelight from the Warm Inside Collection from lashes to brows. On her lids, we applied Mulled Cider, also from Warm Inside. Then we used a damp #33 Angle Liner Brush to line her upper lid with Jack Frost from Cold Outside, winging the liner at the outer corner just a bit. When you are thinking of mixing warms and cools, remember that golden shades look especially beautiful with blues and purples.
We finished the look with a light dusting of shimmer powder Fire Light from Warm Inside on the tops of her cheekbones, and shined her lips with Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Mango. Who knew breaking rules could be so pretty?
Alima Pure is proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet, ” a growing movement of 1402 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 2,738 environmental organizations worldwide.” Members of 1% FTP are financially committed to creating a healthier planet. One of the exciting things about 1% FTP is that we can choose exactly where our donation goes from the huge list of 2,738 organizations.
We get to choose from that list of worthy causes each year. This year we’re asking for input from our customers. What environmental causes are important to you? From Air Quality/Atmosphere to Wildlife Protection, there are myriad choices, and who better to make those choices than the people who made our donation possible? We will be taking nominations for where our donation should go on Facebook through Wednesday (December 14). Then until Monday, Dec. 19, you will be able to vote for the nominated non-profits. On that Monday, we will announce where our 2011 1% donation will be going.
You’ve probably whittled down your holiday shopping by this point, and maybe you’re stuck where many of us at Alima Pure are…the teachers, the co-workers, the cousins, the “I should have something handy in case so-and-so forgot were weren’t going to exchange gifts this year.” We think we have the perfect solution–our Under the Mistletoe Collection!
Sometimes we all need a little inspiration, especially when it comes to crossing names off of our gift list. In hopes of making your gift-giving a bit easier, we asked some of our favorite makeup artists for some advice on what gifts they would give from Alima Pure.
With a budget of just $25, and shopping for hostess gifts, office gifts or nieces, the makeup artists recommend:
This week Alima Pure has a special on three of our Luminous Shimmer Powders (your choice of Lumina, Sorbet or Dolce) and the amazing #21 Buff Brush for only $25. This great value makes a great gift and is also a fun way to treat yourself, but how exactly do you use a shimmer powder?
During the holidays, it is fun to add a bit of glam to your regular look with a touch of shimmer on the tops of the cheekbones or under the brow bone. If confined to these two areas, there is no reason you can’t wear shimmer powder during the day.