Friday Link Love: Mother's Day Edition

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Kathleen OBrien | 2 Comments

When we were children, Mother's Day inspired us to ask when children's day would be celebrated. You know the inevitable response: every day is children's day. We did find that to be wholly unsatisfying though now we see the truth of it (mostly). Whether you are a child or a mother or both we hope you have a wonderful weekend with loved ones!

Doing a little Mother's Day cooking? This looks delicious. Thank you Katie.

Speaking of obsessions - we can't seem to get enough rhubarb these days.

We'll be celebrating the day with brunch at Accanto. A charming little local trattoria with fantastic food, it's worth making a reservation if you find yourself in Portland. When the weather is lovely (yes! it happens!) you can even sit outside.

Ready to write that novel? Here's a way to get started. Spark Yourself has a lovely interface and blog for inspiration. Maybe you'll be ready for this in the Fall.

Get ready for lunar energy - you knew it was only a matter of time. This gismo is beautiful, too.

Lillie Magazine just launched and we think it's gorgeous. Not to mention they featured a mineral makeup brand rather dear to our hearts. Why yes, we are blushing.

Natasha Khan (of Bat for Lashes) is just so cool and beautiful.

Daughter's soulful cover has been on repeat all week at our design desk.

Yeah, we think so too.

Happy Weekend!!!

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Weekend Link Love - Earth Day Edition

Posted on April 19, 2013 by Kathleen OBrien | 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 Kathleen OBrien | 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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What We're Loving: Skincare Treatments, Bodycare and More

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Terresa Clark | 0 Comments

The final installment in our skincare series is the "everything else" category.  From serums and eye creams to body lotion and assorted products you may have laying around that can be used for skincare, this post will give you a few more of the Alima Pure staff favorites.

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Posted in Dry Skin, Link Love, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin, Skin Care, Staff Favorites

Color Crave: Cranberry

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Sara Bedau | 0 Comments

Oxblood, burgundy, wine, maroon, and cranberry... this luscious fall hue goes by many names. One thing is for certain; it's the go-to color this fall. As summer transitions into fall, do you find yourself craving rich colors? We certainly do here at Alima Pure, and pops of cranberry are what we’ve been craving. So, we put our heads together to come up with a few lust-worthy incarnations of this fall favorite.

1.Sessun Dress 2. Satin Matte Blush in Geranium 3.Organic Nourishing Lipbalm in Cranberry
4.Thulian Pedestal Ring 5.Sam Edelman Petty Boot 6.Martha Stewart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

 

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Posted in Alima News, Color Crave, Link Love, Makeup Tips, Natural Makeup, Organic Lip Balm

Alima Pure Store Profile: Zenabelle

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Terresa Clark | 1 Comment

Zenabelle is one of Alima Pure's most recently added retailers.  Located in Bristol, Rhode Island, Zenabelle came into being when owner Deborah Ventrice found herself needing to make a career change based on her health.  Her desire to help others going through similar health issues navigate the confusing world of personal care items led to the creation of this bright, cheerful and very caring space.  If you are in the area, stop by and check out Zenabelle!

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Posted in Alima News, Featured Retailers, Link Love, Mineral Makeup, Natural Makeup

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