Alima Pure Review

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These little gems from Alima Pure came in the April Goodebox. I was so excited to have makeup in the mix that I put these immediately on my makeup desk.
Now that I’ve had a few weeks to  play around with them I can give you some feed back.

The Good: I love these eyeshadows. They’re finely milled so they go on smoothly and blend beautifully. A lot of loose pigments disappear when you blend them but these don’t.
I received three different finishes of shadows. A satin matte shadow in Java (upper right), a luminous shimmer in Glow (upper left) and a pearluster shadow in Cappuccino. I think my favorite two of the mix are Glow and Cappuccino. Glow I use as a highlight on the inner corner or actually it works great as a cheek bone highlight. Cappuccino is so great. When packed on the lid it almost has a foiled look to it. Which is so fun for a dry shadow. Java is a nice rich brown that makes a great liner or wonderful for adding a little smokiness to a look. Overall these were a big win with me.

The Bad: I really don’t like this blush. The color Freja is alright. Kind of a mid-tone pink/peach that pulls a little warm on my skin. The reason I don’t love it is that no matter how I apply it it doesn’t go on smoothly. It tends to get really patchy and doesn’t wear well long term. Bummer because I wanted to like it as much as the shadows.

I’d completely look into getting more eyeshadows as I did really like them but I think I’d be cautious on the blush. I’d like to swatch and play around with other colors in person before buying.
Have you tried Alima Pure? What do you love from them?

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Face of Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Holiday! I spent mine with lots of family all day and it was lovely. Since things got started really early in the morning I kept my morning face pretty easy. 
I used foundation and concealer and then followed it with Tarte Blush in Stellar. It’s my go to blush for a nude/pink blush. Then I just applied a wash of Modern Minerals eyeshadow in Uma. It’s a nice champagne color with a good bit of sparkle thrown in. Of course I followed with a ton of mascara. I’m using up my Bare Minerals sample I’ve got but not sure what I’ll use when it’s out. 
Later that night we headed to a family party and I broke out the smoky eye using my Jane Iredale Mystikol in Smoky Quartz. Then I popped on a not quite nude lip with Bite Beauty’s Musk lip cream and was finished. I really don’t like the name of that lipstick, but I love the color so I’ll survive. 
By the way if you’re looking for great lipsticks with an amazing selection of reds check out Bite Beauty


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I love this blush! This is a really vibrant “I just had a great workout” color. Kind of a pinky coral cool. 
It’s super smooth in texture and wears beautifully through my work day. This color is limited in a set I got at Sephora.

I got a sample of this in my last Spirit Beauty Lounge order. It’s a rich berry stain that leaves lips glossy and hydrated. It’s been my go-to for fall lip color. I’m getting the full size for sure.

In all seriousness, I think this is my holy grail of Argan Oils. This is the sample size of oil but I know that I have the full size on my wish list. It has an amazing consistency and smells incredible. I don’t know what it is about this one but my other argan oils haven’t smelled nearly as lovely. Seriously love for this here. 

Speaking of amazing smelling things this is divine! I got this in my Goodebox last month and it has steadily become a favorite night treatment for my skin.  To me it’s slightly richer than my Argan oil making it great for a night oil. It sinks into my skin overnight making me feel glowing and gorgeous in the morning.

This is a great color! It’s blackened brown with a gray tinge. Fantastic longevity for a cream shadow. I mean girls night out longevity. It totally surprised me with that. I love wearing it smudge along my lash line or as a winged liner. 

This is my newest find but I love it already. I’ve been having a few breakouts due to the temperature change and was looking for a lighter weight concealer than my rms or Vapour concealers. This is a very thin almost watery texture but has amazing coverage. I only need the tiniest dot on a blemish to make it disappear.


Finally…

So I’m finally getting life back in order and finding some time to start blogging again. As to where I’ve been my work has been crazy busy and I had a terrible skin issue that I was trying to work out. Thankfully all that’s being settled and I’m back with exciting news.

I’ve been featured on No More Dirty Looks!!! I am so excited I could hardly stand it. And I was featured on my birthday! How cool is that?!
Here is the link to the post : Alexis’s Morning Hair and Skincare Routine…Exposed!

I’ll post a review on my new Tata Harper Trio as well as the Kahina Giving Beauty Mask.

Also would you be interested in a video of me doing my normal morning makeup routine? Or video reviews of product? I’m getting a new computer that will have fancy new software for me to play around with so let me know.

Thanks for your patience while I get back up and running!

Bunny

My Favorite Face

I have to tell you, I have two faces. Now don’t worry I’m not a circus act.
Let me explain.
At work I sell a different makeup line that what I tend to use on my days off. My day off face just wants to be relaxed and pretty but not trying too hard. My work face has to last through 8 hours of indoor heating, mag lamps and steam. It’s got to have staying power. But more on my “work face” in another post. This is about my twice a week favorite face. The products I tend to use on my day off help me achieve that “no makeup” look while still looking put together. These products together make me feel glowing and awake but not over done.


L to R top : Jane Iredale Clarity In-Touch Blusher,
rms beauty
living luminizer and “un” cover-up in 11 ,
vapour organic beauty
Stratus #902, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in 115 and
Aura Multi-Use in Spark
Bottom three: vapour organic beauty mesmerize in flash, Modern Minerals in Uma and
Josie Maran
GOGO mascara

Swatches!!
Top to bottom: vapour organic beauty Stratus #902, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in 115, 
  rms beauty living luminizer and “un” cover-up in 11, Jane Iredale Clarity In-Touch Blusher, 
vapour organic beauty Aura Multi-Use in Spark,
vapour organic beauty mesmerize in flash, Modern Minerals in Uma
All products purchased by me. Products purchased at Spirit Beauty Lounge

and at Vapour Beauty