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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Awards Season continues, with the latest event the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Awards last weekend. These didn’t seem to draw as much attention, as the previously held Golden Globes did, with regards to fashion and beauty, but that’s a shame, because the SAG awards boasted some gorgeous looks After strolling through numerous slide shows of red carpet fashion, one look stuck out as our favorite makeup look from the weekend. Jaimie Alexander, co-star of Nurse Jackie, was absolutely stunning with her black-rimmed, greeny-gold smoky eye look. Did you know you could accomplish the same look with Alima Pure?
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 →
Since our semi-annual Satin Matte Foundation sale is going on now, let’s take a moment to talk about what to do if you think you have your foundation shade, but you’re not quite sure. Or maybe you have found the shade you love, but you notice that some days, the coverage isn’t what you want.
Immerse yourself in some of history and literature’s greatest love stories this Valentine’s Day with the limited edition eyeshadow collection Love Stories. This collection features four full-sized eyeshadows in our all new, pink signature Alima Pure cosmetics bag. The collection is available only for a limited time, and for the value price of $36. Continue reading →
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.
Hannah (normal to sensitive skin; prefers vegan, cruelty free and organic products) uses different eye creams for day and night. ”For day, I like John Masters Organics Firming Eye Gel. It works well under makeup. I also like Suki Eye Repair Balm, but this is a heavier formula that I only use at night or in the winter when I have lots of dryness. I’ve found it is too heavy to wear under makeup.” Continue reading →
Holiday shopping can be a challenge. Everyone dreams of giving a gift that will bring tears of joy to the eyes of the receiver; or at least make their list of favorite gifts. Ideas for such wonderful gifts can be a little tricky to come by, so in the spirit of helpfulness, we assembled a few Alima Pure staffers and asked them some holiday gift questions. Perhaps one of their answers will inspire you to give the best gift ever!
What is on your wish-list this holiday season?
Candice: A watch.
Brian: Tickets to watch the (University of Oregon) Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl, new jeans and a Macy’s Gift Card.
Portia: Presser feet for my refurbished sewing machine. (We’ll bet that’s one that you didn’t think of, savvy reader!)
Amanda: Winning lottery ticket! Continue reading →