Minion Dave may be little but he is certainly opinionated. And his latest stance? To support England in the 2014 World Cup! Well, I told him I’m still quite undecided. While England may have some of the world’s best players in terms of skill, tenacity and football intelligence, the trophy has always eluded them for one reason or another. Plus, I wouldn’t consider them the underdog that I prefer to direct my cheers to. But Dave managed to convince my brainless nails otherwise and they’re now happily decked out in full support gear for the England team with the NCLA nail wraps! Brainless as they are, I think they look quite chic. HA.
Have you had people who admire you so much they want to copy everything about you? Irritating yes? Annoying much? In this case, I’m not sure if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In fact, saying that is almost akin to consoling yourself. Well, I’m not sure how I would really react if I catch someone trying to copy my looks or my style but I tell you I was not at all flattered when I found out that my entire blog was copied end of last week.
So it appears that going gluten-free is currently in vogue with more and more celebrities professing to be allergic to gluten or rumored to have gone all gluten-free. Amongst them are Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba and even Victoria Beckham. These celebrities are either endorsing the diet for weight loss or improved performance, or just going gluten-free because they perceive foods without gluten as the healthier option. The popularity is also fueled by the fact that there are increasingly more gluten-free choices available in the supermarkets, bakery and restaurants. So is going gluten-free a necessity or just a food fad? Is it really healthier? And more importantly, what impact does it have on our hair and skin?
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!