Holiday shopping can be a challenge. Everyone dreams of giving a gift that will bring tears of joy to the eyes of the receiver; or at least make their list of favorite gifts. Ideas for such wonderful gifts can be a little tricky to come by, so in the spirit of helpfulness, we assembled a few Alima Pure staffers and asked them some holiday gift questions. Perhaps one of their answers will inspire you to give the best gift ever!
What is on your wish-list this holiday season?
Candice: A watch.
Brian: Tickets to watch the (University of Oregon) Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl, new jeans and a Macy’s Gift Card.
Portia: Presser feet for my refurbished sewing machine. (We’ll bet that’s one that you didn’t think of, savvy reader!)
Amanda: Winning lottery ticket! Continue reading →
Looking for a thoughtful gift idea that’s under $20? Something more thoughtful than a gift-card and more original than a bottle of wine or a candle? Our Holiday Kisses trio of Organic Nourishing Lipbalm is only $18, and a perfect gift for teachers, hostesses or baby sitters! Continue reading →
December may just be the most difficult month to take care of yourself. Because we know most of our customers are spending the month thinking of (and doing things for) others, we want to give you a little treat. We have created a beautiful, limited edition shade of our popular Organic Nourishing Lipbalm…Quince! Now you may be wondering, “why did they make a yellow lip balm?” But Quince is not the color of the quince fruit, but the Quince flower. A delicious, bright red, with a slight hint of sparkle, Quince is brighter than Holly Berry and more red than Sweet Pea.
During December, we will be adding Quince to all orders that total $45 (before shipping is added). It won’t show up on your receipt, but the Alima elves that are packing your orders will be sure to add it just the same. The offer is only good while supplies last, and while we think we made enough to last he full month, you might want to order soon, just to be sure!
This little gift is just one of the ways that we want to remind you, Alima Pure loves our customers! We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons.
Happy Thanksgiving! We know that some of our customers are enjoying a triptophan-induced coma about now, but others of you are chomping at the bit, ready to get your holiday shopping cranked up into high gear. The great news for both camps is that our Black Friday offer begins Thursday evening, and carries through Cyber Monday, November 27. There’s plenty of time to take advantage of this fun offer! With any purchase of $45 or more placed through our website, you will receive a darling mini kabuki brush, and eyeshadow-sized jars of two limited edition Luminous Shimmer Blushes, Lily and Zinnia.
These limited edition shades most closely resemble our Luminous Shimmer Blush in Leigh with regards to the amount of shimmer, they are not quite as shimmery as Guava or Rosa. These blushes are not available for sale, they are exclusive to this gift with purchase. Lily is a soft peach with glints of silver and copper shimmer. Zinnia is an earthy red, sparked with bits of gold and pink. The shadow-sized jars and accompanying mini kabuki brush make these little gems perfect for travel or touch-up.
So if you want to get a little shopping done this weekend, be sure to visit our Collections page…we have eyeshadow sets, face sets and brush sets, and when you place your order totaling $45 (before shipping), you will receive a little something extra that you can slip into a stocking…even if it is your own!
What is on your agenda this holiday season? Whether you are attending a Black Tie Gala, snuggling up at home or something in between, Alima Pure’s Limited Edition Black Tie Gala holiday collections will help you shine. A collection in two parts, Black Tie Gala has an Eye collection and a Face collection. Mix and match the collections to create a look that is truly right for every occasion! Continue reading →
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?
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.
Jessa Blades is a Natural Beauty Expert, Makeup Artist and Founder of Blades Natural Beauty – Your Trusted Natural Beauty Resource. You can visit her site or her blog.
Jessica Belknap is a Portland, Oregon based Makeup Artist and Green Beauty Expert. Visit her website or find her on facebook.
Terri Lodge is a National Makeup Artist, owner of Blush Premier, specializing in beauty, fashion, special occasion and tv/print/film makeup. You can find Terri at Blush Premier or beautybyterri.com .
With a budget of just $25, and shopping for hostess gifts, office gifts or nieces, the makeup artists recommend: Continue reading →
You’ve seen Cold Outside on a real person, and now here is Warm Inside on Jessica!
We started with her foundation, Beige 2. Then we applied Candlelight from her lashes to her brows and Mulled Cider on her lids. We brushed Hot Toddy into the crease, and concentrated a little bit at the outer corner of her eye, then applied it with a damp #33 brush along her upper lashes. A touch of Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Raven filled in her brows.
We swept Firelight Luminous Shimmer Powder along the tops of Jessica’s cheekbones with the #23 Kitten Brush, and dusted what remained on the brush across her forehead. We added a touch of Satin Matte Blush in Pink to the apples of her cheeks, and finished the look with a sheer layer of Organic Nourishing Lip Balm in Sweet Pea.
If you’ve been eyeing the Cold Outside holiday collection, but wondering if you could really pull off those vivid, cool tones, we hope this helps. We applied the colors to our model, Nikki, so you can see how fantastic they look on a real person.
Nikki is wearing Beige 4 foundation and the entire “Cold Outside” collection. We applied Snowdrift from her lashes to her brows, and then put Snow Angel on the inner 2/3 of her lid. With a damp brush, we lined under her lower lashes with Snow Angel. We then applied Jack Frost to the outer 1/3 of her lid, and blended it gently into the crease. With a damp brush, we lined her upper lashes with Jack Frost.
We gently applied a little Rosy Cheeks to the apples of her cheeks, and slicked on some Cranberry Organic Nourishing Lip Balm as the finishing touch. We think Nikki looks beautiful! Her image is unretouched.