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Giving Back – Holiday 2013

Giving Back – Holiday 2013

You may know that as a member of 1% for the Planet we’re committed to donating 1% of our gross sales each year to participating organizations. This holiday season, from today through December 31st, to honor our customers and to celebrate women, we are proud to donate an additional 1% of our net revenue to The Global Fund for Women (GFW).

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Kate’s Notes: Be Your Beautiful Self

Last summer I had the opportunity to participate in a silent meditation retreat. It seemed to offer the perfect way to unwind after a hectic year. Ten days in a beautiful but simple retreat center in central Washington. No cell phones, no email, no books. Just the meadow with views of Mt. Jefferson to the north, woods all around, and the meditation. Not easy, but rich and deep.

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Halloween Makeup Tutorials: The Fox and the Deer

Halloween Makeup Tutorials: The Fox and the Deer


Halloween is later this month, but that doesn’t mean that you or your children need to resort to toxic face paints! Using just a handful of shades of Alima Pure makeup products, you can create unlimited Halloween looks. In case you are in need of a little inspiration, we’ve created two looks here that are easy to duplicate at home.

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Alima Pure Spotlight: Naturally Gorgeous and Environmentally Friendly Makeup

Alima Pure Spotlight: Naturally Gorgeous and Environmentally Friendly Makeup

At Alima Pure, it is part of Our Commitment to keep the Earth beautiful, too. We work hard to ensure all of our operations are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. In fact, we continue to look for green alternatives to the standard plastics used in basic cosmetic packaging. That’s why we are so proud to renew our partnership with CarbonFund.org and the B Corporation as part of our continuing efforts to preserve the environment and give back to the community we live in.

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Mineral Makeup for Acne Prone Skin

The very first step to working with makeup for acne prone skin is to make sure your previous makeup application removal is thorough. While keeping up with a good cleanser and moisturizer that works well with your skin is necessary before any application of makeup, the makeup brushes you use and the care you take of your products may be equally important.

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Alima Pure Hosts International Visitors from the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Alima Pure Hosts International Visitors from the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Last Tuesday, Alima Pure was honored to host two visitors from the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Oregon, at our office headquarters in SE Portland. The visitors were members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), which aims to enhance professional partnerships to link capital, business development and market access among female entrepreneurs worldwide.

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Friday Favorites: Delicious Summer Edition

Summer is in full-swing! Here at Alima Pure, we thought we'd share some of our favorite ideas and products to brighten up the season.

It’s ice cream season and this peaches and lavender ice cream recipe has been Alima tested and certified as delicious!

We're all for dancing under the warm sun at music festivals this summer and are loving these snaps from Newport Folk Festival.  Some of our local festival picks are PDX Pow Now, Anacortes Unknown Music Series, and Pickathon this year.

The Sill's brilliant  tips for plant care in the summer season.

We loved working with the stylish Sarah Yates on this fun makeover for summer. Head over to her blog A House In The Hills for your chance to win a makeover of your own.

Here are 150 things to keep in mind while fueling your creative and adventurous spirit all season long.

This may be a little off the topic of summer, but this adorable llama font and hilarious video of Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt yodeling keep us smiling.

Why buy berries at the grocery store when you can finally wear your favorite sun hat and pick your own?

Fellow B Corp. friends at Yellow Leaf Hammocks make the most gorgeous hammocks using sustainable materials and are unbelievably comfy.

Ponce Pilato by Y La Bamba has been on repeat.

Last, but certainly not least, the Delicious Summer Collection provides you with three easy-to-wear shades that can take you from strolls on the beach to al fresco dinner parties.

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Searching for Sensitive Skin Makeup? Try Mineral Cosmetics.

With naturally sensitive skin, finding the right mineral makeup can be extremely difficult. After disappointing test runs with many sensitive skin beauty products claiming “natural” or “herbal” properties to prevent reactions and keep you feeling fresh and healthy, we can understand the desire to give up the search. 

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The Best Makeup for Oily Skin: Natural Makeup

If you’re not sure if you have oily skin, ask yourself this: Does oil come off your nose, forehead and chin (also known as your T-zone)? Do you have large, visible pores and are prone to breakouts and blemishes? If so, you have oily skin. But fear not, mineral cosmetics are the perfect oily skin makeupAlima Pure mineral makeup can help your skin look fabulous all day long.

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