Weekend Link Love - Earth Day Edition

Posted on April 19, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 0 Comments

Lovely Dani muses about philosophy and The Good Life this week. Beautiful.

Join Kristen Arnett Monday April 22nd on the EcoSalon Facebook page from 6-7 PST / 9-10 EST. You'll learn everything you ever wanted to know about green beauty. Kristen will be answering questions, offering tips and advice, and giving away prizes!

We are in awe of Bea Johnson and the beautiful way in which she has evolved her home to be essentially waste free. She offers gracious tips and advice for those who wish to follow in her footsteps in her new book and on her blog.

There are indeed lots of wonderful reasons to enjoy Portland. Let's add Olo to the list - trip to Portland not required.

Speaking of ways to save trees, PaperKarma makes it easy to eliminate unwanted junk mail. Download the free app, take pictures of the offending mail, and request to be unsubscribed. Done.

We hope we can work out as gracefully as Maia when we are 96. And also before.

This blog is just plain beautiful. Truly.

Okay, we admit it. We are kinda proud of being carbon free for 5 years! We couldn't have done it without Carbonfund.org, who have planted 50 trees to mark the occasion.

Happy weekend everyone!

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Friday Link Love

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 1 Comment

Looking for fun in Portland this Saturday night? The Pixie Project is holding their annual Furbowl. Not only does it benefit a wonderful cause but there are awesome prizes. The lovely Honey Kennedy has a terrific list for the rest of the week.

Garance Dore's no makeup look using Alima, courtesy of Lifestyle Mirror.

Even if you can't make it to Coachella this weekend, you can tune in and share the love.

Our current lunch obsession. Favorite combo: red cabbage, cucumber, pepper, tomato, feta, green olive and balsamic vinaigrette. Dark chocolate for dessert, of course.

We're blushing over No More Dirty Looks fabulous Alima Pure review. Alexandra also has a great article up about hair color.

Our beloved Palace has the cutest tumblr ever!

Happy weekend everyone!

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For the Perfect Brows

Posted on April 05, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 1 Comment

Eyebrows may well be the most often overlooked area of the face when it comes to applying makeup. Maybe you feel as if your brows are already heavy enough, or don’t love the natural shape. But what women who skip brow makeup may not realize is that your brows provide a frame that can draw attention to the eye, and can even make them look larger.

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Staff Picks For Spring

Posted on April 01, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 1 Comment

Top row, left to right: Dolce Luminous Shimmer Powder, Sospiro Luminous Shimmer Blush, Leigh Luminous Shimmer Blush. Middle row, left to right: Atlantis Pearluster Eyeshadow, Whisper Luminous Shimmer Powder, Chai Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow. Bottom row, left to right: Sahara Luminous Shimmer Blush, Brown Sugar Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow.

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Oh, Deer! Fun Makeup Tutorial for Kids

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 0 Comments

Recently, we were contacted by Portland-area photographer Diana Sell with an interesting question. She wanted to do a photo shoot for her son's Kindergarten class as an auction project, and needed a little help with the makeup. Now, normally we aren't fans of kindergarteners wearing makeup, but Diana had found an on-line tutorial on how to do deer makeup. Since her son attends Deer Creek school, it seemed like a natural!  But the tutorial showed all sorts of makeup that didn't seem like the best things to put on the sensitive skin of young children, so Diana reached out for a little advice.

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Celebrate Hanami with Alima Pure

Posted on March 06, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 1 Comment

Walking around downtown Portland over the weekend, there they were--the first cherry blossoms of spring!  That makes it the perfect time to introduce our new collection for Spring 2013, the Hanami Collection.  Hanami translates to “flower viewing,” but in Japan, it most commonly refers to cherry blossom viewing.  Participating in Hanami can be anything from a stroll through a park to an elaborate evening picnic under lighted trees.  Although Hanami originated in Japan, cities around the world are creating their own Cherry Blossom or Hanami festivals.

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Awards Season: Watch out, Anne Hathaway

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Alyson Hancock | 0 Comments

For movies and television, Awards Season begins sometime in November and wraps up in late February with the Academy Awards.  During this window of time, it seems as if Alima Pure has been getting a little love from press and bloggers, so we thought we would take a quick look back at the awards and mentions that we have received in the latter part of 2012 and early 2013.  With holidays, flash sales and facebook contests, we weren't able to devote as much attention to some of these as we normally would, and so now we'd like to take a moment to show our appreciation for the recognition.  Maybe we haven't won as many awards as Anne Hathaway will this season, but we are still pretty proud of our products!

We had been thrilled to win several Organic Beauty Talk awards in 2011, and for 2012 they changed the format of the awards and gave the awards to brands, rather than for specific product categories.  We were honored to be selected as the Best Natural Mineral Makeup Line, and even more so because the 2012 awards took into account reader's opinions of the products!

In December, we found out that we made the Healthy Holistic Living's Top 100 Green Products for 2012 list.  According to Healthy Holistic Living, Alima Pure is "hands down one of the best all natural, chemical free cosmetics on the market today."

Alima Pure 2012 Well Beauty Blog Awards

Also in December, Well Beauty Blog named our Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows as one of their 2012 Top Picks.  Writer Cori Lorts 

did say that although the Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows are probably her favorite Alima Pure product, she also loves our blush and foundation.

In January, we have been singled out three times.  The Detox Diva picked Alima Pure for the Top 10 Beauty category of her Detox Diva Awards 2012.  She mentioned our Bronzer, Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows and Organic Nourishing Lipbalm as favorites from the line.  Storybook Apothecary chose our Satin Matte Foundation as best Powder Foundation, and our holiday collection Black Tie Gala - Eyes as best Eyeshadow for her "The Best Makeup of 2012" round-up.  And Luckymag.com named us one of The Best Natural Beauty Products, calling out our Satin Matte Foundation and saying, "Many mineral-based products claim to be all-natural, but this one is truly safe on your skin."

What awards show would be complete without a speech?  We would like to thank all of the bloggers, magazines and websites that have taken the time to get to know our products and to introduce them to a larger audience.  But mostly, we want to thank you, the Alima Pure customer, for the inspiration you give us and for making us a part of your life.  We are honored that you chose us.

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