Our Summer Fling look, created with The Hamptons collection, is easy to apply, but because it uses the beautiful, ocean-blue Southampton eyeshadow, the look is more playful and bright than the more neutral Summer Romance look.
Here we applied it to Alima Pure staffer Alyson. We started with her Satin Matte Foundation in Beige 3. Then we applied Shelter Island eyeshadow from crease to brows with the #37 Brush. Using the #39 Large Shadow Brush, we placed Southampton eyeshadow on the lid, from lashes to crease. The crease was contoured with Montauk on the #36 Brush and then we lined with Amagansett eyeshadow on a damp #31 Brush. We tinted Alyson’s cheeks with Sahara Luminous Shimmer Blush and then slicked on some Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Mango.
By popular request, we have applied The Hamptons Eyeshadow Collection to Alima Pure staffer Candice, following the directions for the Summer Romance look. The Hamptons will be available for sale for several more weeks, but don’t delay– just like your summer rental, it will be gone by Fall! Continue reading →
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! (Click on image to enlarge.) They applaud our low pollution and ozone levels, but we know that, just like #3-ranked Seattle, it is also because we see so little of the sun. In fact, a little research shows that Portland averages only 68 clear days a year. (Clear days are defined as days when no more than 30% of the sky is covered with clouds.)
We complain about the weather, and we suffer through it, forgoing umbrellas because ” real Portlanders don’t use them.” Wearing rain boots to any place other than a pumpkin patch or soggy athletic field immediately pinpoints you as a non-native. But honestly, we are lucky. While most of the rest of the country was suffering through record high temperatures in late June and early July, we were donning sweaters every morning and wishing the sun would come out for more than a few minutes. As the Midwest and high plains states experience drought, we’re concerned with delayed garden growth due to lack of sun and an abundance of rain. We don’t have to worry much–July, August and September are our sunniest months, and we’re only half-way through the first of those.
So if you catch us complaining about the rain or lack of sun, feel free to remind us…it’s keeping our skin healthy and (we hope) young-looking!
Growing up in Laguna Beach, Liz Dick dreamed of someday having her own boutique in her hometown. In April, her dream came true, and Green Tree Boutique opened its doors to eco-conscious shoppers, and welcomes shoppers of the four-legged variety as well. (Green Tree celebrates “Yappy Hour” once a month, encouraging customers to bring their canine best-friends for treats and fun.)
Can you tell us a little about your background and past experience?
As a corporate event planner and a brand manager for a hospitality firm, I understood the value of building a brand and promoting it through events. I wanted to meld my experience with my passion for sustainability and my dream to own my own boutique in my hometown of Laguna Beach. Continue reading →
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.
AP: What do you do for a living?
KL: Currently, I am a stay at home mom, raising two kids. In my previous life prior to children, I worked in the wholesale active sportswear industry.
AP: How did you decide this was what you wanted to do?
KL: As far as staying at home with the kids – We moved here from California eight years ago and wanted a change of lifestyle. Continue reading →
Next up for our 3 for $30 Eyeshadow sets is the Daring! for Blue Eyes set. This collection features bright golds that contrast with blue eyes and really put them on display! For our model this time, we selected Amanda, whose blue-grey eyes are already a beautiful contrast to her dark, glossy hair. Continue reading →