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.
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.
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! Continue reading →
December may just be the most difficult month to take care of yourself. Because we know most of our customers are spending the month thinking of (and doing things for) others, we want to give you a little treat. We have created a beautiful, limited edition shade of our popular Organic Nourishing Lipbalm…Quince! Now you may be wondering, “why did they make a yellow lip balm?” But Quince is not the color of the quince fruit, but the Quince flower. A delicious, bright red, with a slight hint of sparkle, Quince is brighter than Holly Berry and more red than Sweet Pea.
During December, we will be adding Quince to all orders that total $45 (before shipping is added). It won’t show up on your receipt, but the Alima elves that are packing your orders will be sure to add it just the same. The offer is only good while supplies last, and while we think we made enough to last he full month, you might want to order soon, just to be sure!
This little gift is just one of the ways that we want to remind you, Alima Pure loves our customers! We wish you the happiest of holiday seasons.
Happy Thanksgiving! We know that some of our customers are enjoying a triptophan-induced coma about now, but others of you are chomping at the bit, ready to get your holiday shopping cranked up into high gear. The great news for both camps is that our Black Friday offer begins Thursday evening, and carries through Cyber Monday, November 27. There’s plenty of time to take advantage of this fun offer! With any purchase of $45 or more placed through our website, you will receive a darling mini kabuki brush, and eyeshadow-sized jars of two limited edition Luminous Shimmer Blushes, Lily and Zinnia.
These limited edition shades most closely resemble our Luminous Shimmer Blush in Leigh with regards to the amount of shimmer, they are not quite as shimmery as Guava or Rosa. These blushes are not available for sale, they are exclusive to this gift with purchase. Lily is a soft peach with glints of silver and copper shimmer. Zinnia is an earthy red, sparked with bits of gold and pink. The shadow-sized jars and accompanying mini kabuki brush make these little gems perfect for travel or touch-up.
So if you want to get a little shopping done this weekend, be sure to visit our Collections page…we have eyeshadow sets, face sets and brush sets, and when you place your order totaling $45 (before shipping), you will receive a little something extra that you can slip into a stocking…even if it is your own!
Each holiday season, we feature a brush set that is perfect for holiday gift-giving, or for writing on your own personal wish list. This year, we’ve gone with the absolutely essential brushes, the ones you need on any vanity or in any travel bag. We’ve called this collection of favorites the “Classic Brush Set.”
The set includes our cult-favorite #25 Foundation Brush, which is perfect for applying foundation or finishing powder. This brush is so thick and luxurious, you will want to apply your foundation slowly so that you can enjoy the feeling; but it applies it so well that you’ll be done in a snap. Continue reading →
This months Naturally Gorgeous model, Kristen Ulmer, enters a room like a power surge, crackling with enthusiasm and energy. But ask her to sit, (to have her makeup done) and she is still; calm and centered. Just seeing how easily she shifts from one mode to the other and how entirely comfortable and joyful she is in her skin, it makes you wonder…how can I get some of that? And you can, visit Kristen’s website to learn about all she offers! Kristen has mastered the art of living in the moment, and she is living each moment to its fullest. To say she is inspiring to be around is an understatement! Continue reading →
Back in May, I had the opportunity to work as the makeup artist on an amazing project. Joni Kabana, an award-winning visual artist and photojournalist, and the woman behind the camera on our Naturally Gorgeous model shoots, was going to be shooting a calendar for a local yoga studio, and needed makeup for the models. Being familiar with my work, and the way that Alima Pure photographs, Joni asked if I would come and help out. The project, she explained, was to spread the word about a series of classes at The Yoga Project, a studio in the Sellwood area of Portland, called “Yoga for The Larger Woman.” Continue reading →