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Q & A with Alima Pure Founder Kate O’Brien

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
I had the good fortune to grow up around strong, empowered women. There wasn’t specific advice but a sense that with commitment and imagination one could accomplish just about anything. Whenever I feel wobbly I just have to think of them and I come back to center. Every woman should have that. We can share that message of empowerment though our community. That’s my dream.
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Wednesday Wellness: 4 Teas for Beautiful Skin

Drinking tea is a summertime favorite whether it’s iced, hot, unsweetened, or fruit infused. Tea can do no wrong.

In addition to tasting simply divine, a majority of teas may also have additional healthy benefits, including oh so lovely skin. Read the list below for some of our favorite teas that may just help your skin.

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Introducing Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Coffee

It’s here! Alima’s all-natural eyeliner pencil! Natural Definition Eye Pencil in the shade Coffee is highly-pigmented, long-lasting eye pencil that moisturizes and protects the delicate eye area. We’re totally smitten, and we hope you will be too.

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Ingredient Spotlight: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide

Alima’s shimmering pinks, glittering violets, and luminous golden pigments are rich in color because we use high quality, cosmetic grade ingredients. Two ingredients that help our products attain their colors, that you may have seen, are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Together these ingredients feel light and silky, and give our products that lovely ‘creamy’ texture one doesn’t normally associate with powdered cosmetics. In addition zinc oxide is anti-microbial and can have wound-healing properties.

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Expanded Horizons

I have always been enchanted by horizons. As a tiny child my horizon included distant wheat fields under the Montana sky, broad views of the Sweet Grass Hills from the seat of my grandpa’s pickup, and endless expanses of drifting snow. Later it was the shimmering greens and grays of San Francisco Bay with the city shrouded in fog and the moody Pacific beyond. Wherever I was, perhaps because of those early years, the sense of expansiveness and possibility that comes from seeing distant horizons has nourished my sense of well being. I love New York, but I need wide open spaces. In those vast spaces I find myself and see my dreams almost as if they were palpable. I remember what I am about, what matters, where my next step should be.
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Yoga or Bust

We live in a peaceful neighborhood with lots of space and trees around. The streets don’t go through and there’s nothing much to see except houses, so there’s not much traffic. When the windows are open you can hear the occasional dog or lawn mower, sometimes distant traffic, but it’s quiet. That all changes in the early morning when the local golf club grooms its course. And the bit closest to our house, the putting green, is groomed by four leaf blowers (yes four!) every summer morning  from 5:45 – 6:00 am. Monday through Sunday. And it wakes me up every morning.
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Link Love

We’re looking forward to Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music at the Portland Art Museum. Maybe even having a Spritz afterwards to celebrate.
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Wellness Wednesday: Apple Ginger Tea

Portland is in full on Spring weather – sun followed quickly by pouring rain and even hail. My grandmother used to say “If you don’t like the weather wait a minute”. Exactly. And then wait again.
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Alima + Fetch = Love Is In Bloom Giveaway

Some things are just meant to be together! Alima Pure has teamed up with the fetching folks at Fetch Eyewear to offer this exclusive giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Thank You for B-ing the Change by Choosing Alima Pure

As a certified organization, Alima Pure is pleased to support the B the Change campaign, a global movement to celebrate and reward people using business as for good this month!

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LAST CHANCE: 20% off Foundation Sale Ends Jan. 27th

Not sure about your foundation shade? For some inspiration, we surveyed the office to see which foundation colors were a perfect match for our Alima employees. Here’s just a sampling of our team and their foundation matches.

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Introducing the In Bloom Collection – Winter 2014 Makeup Sets

Alima Pure introduces the In Bloom Collection to help satisfy the need for beautiful blossoms during the wintertime. The collection features two beautiful new Luminous Shimmer Blush shades that will soon be joining our permanent line-up, but are available now as makeup trio sets paired with two gorgeous complementary eyeshadows.

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