I first tried Alima Pure Satin Matte Mineral Foundation in 2007. Although it wasn’t a glowing experience due to the wrong shade for my skin tone, I did mention my willingness to give the product another go. Just that I didn’t realize it will take me almost seven years for that to happen. But to be fair, I’d laid off mineral makeup for a few years so it was almost impossible for me to evaluate the brand any sooner. Though late, I was able to test not just their foundation this time, but their eye and lip products too. So is this going to be a better review for Alima Pure? Well, read on to find out!
I love to feed my face with real food and this is my latest fix—garbanzo bean flour! Make a hummus salad dressing and then make extra for a face mask or make a garbanzo bean Italian flatbread and use the excess as a face scrub—I totally love ingredients that double up and do more! Garbanzo bean flour, which is very popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, goes by a few names: to some, it’s known as chickpea flour or cici bean flour and to others, it’s gram flour or besan. To me, any name is good as long as it’s beneficial for my skin and this stuff is top-rated! This flour is a great DIY beauty ingredient that can benefit our skin in so many ways! In addition, it is gluten free! \ ˚▽˚ /
There’s nothing deep about creating a successful body and bath range. Just keep the ingredients clean, safe and natural. Then make sure the products look, feel and smell like superior luxury. Finally, price them not too steep so that daily indulgence is not something one needs to get calculative about. Sounds like a breeze eh? But have we got products like that? Why yes of course! This range from Deep Steep fit the bill perfectly because their all-natural bath and body care products are designed to give your body and spirit the royal treatment minus the royal price tag.
Going green is fast becoming a lifestyle for me. You might have noticed that I’ve even changed my header to reflect that. But besides beauty products, I’ve also been using more cleaner and greener household products to battle the dirt and grime at home. It all started with the Method All-Purpose Surface Cleaner—a product I’d used, liked and then re-purchased. I found the brand to be cheaper at iHerb.com and began buying other products like the dish soap cleanser and hand wash. Soon, one thing led to another and I was ordering other brands of earth friendly household products.