Below: The top row below shows the Happily Ever After Collection, and the bottom row is the Once Upon A Time Collection.
Below: The sets came wrapped neatly and they included loads of reading material, which I always enjoy and appreciate.
Below: The Once Upon A Time Collection contains 4 eye shadows, all very finely milled with a slight iridescent and a slight foil look. Alima describes the colors as follows-Enchanted Forest-is a soft taupe sprinkled with gold and silver shimmer, Spun Gold-is a deeper golden shade that may or may not match the princess' golden locks, Glass Slipper-is a soft, silvery yellow, Fairy Godmother-is a medium purple with a generous serving of silver sparkles. The first photo was taken indoors with no flash, while the second photo was taken with an Ott lamp.
Below: The Happily Ever After Collection contains 3 multi-purpose products, all with a delicate sparkle. The End-is the final touch, an almost black eyeliner, sparked with diamond-like silver shimmer, Magic Wand-is a magical, do-anything nude shimmer with multi-toned sparkle that can be word on the eyes, cheeks or décolleté, Poison Apple-is a rosy blush with a peachy shimmer.
Below: Naturally, I felt the need to see how these would work when added to clear nail polish, and I'm happy to say that they work very nicely! I only tried one, but I'll be experimenting with the others soon. I didn't need to add much product to the clear at all, and it produced a very pigmented look using 2 coats. The sparkle and color intensified quite a bit, and the application was fine.
I'm really enjoying playing around with the Fairy Tale Collection shades. Normally I make such a mess with loose minerals, that I just give up. The colors are all so pretty though, that I really hoped I could make them work without too much of a mess, and I haven't had any problems! Mineral powder is what I normally wear instead of foundation, so I'm going to check out their range of foundations to see if I can find my perfect match.
Have you ever tried Alima products? If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them. I sense an order in the making after trying these!
*Products featured were furnished by Alima for review.