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celebrating australian ingredients

Australia’s floral kingdom has an abundance of unique plants that have healing properties for our health and wellbeing. Eucalyptus and tea tree oils are two that get a lot of press, and for good reason. We’d like to introduce you to some other botanical super heroes that are just as incredible for your skin…  

The quandong is a wild bush peach native to the deserts of central and southern Australia. The fruit has been eaten by indigenous people for thousands of years, the leaves and bark of the tree were used medicinally. This fruit is worthy of a closer look and here’s why:
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healthy baked beans

Australian cuisine is filled with very easy recipes. Food coach Diana Tencic from Body Be Well has this wonderful recipe for a healthy dinner option: easy-to-make and so delicious baked beans.

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be the best we can be

Meet Liam Twomey from North Bondi, Australia. Currently training with the hope of becoming a Paralympian, Liam talks about his life experiences – being diagnosed with cancer at a young age – and his renewed passion for life through sport.

“My name is Liam Twomey, I’m 24 years old and at age 7 in 2001 I was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma cancer in my right foot. This led to intense chemotherapy throughout that year, which stopped the cancer spreading, but didn’t save my foot, and I became a below knee amputee in August 2001. I adapted pretty well at that age, thanks to a very loving, supportive family and friends. I was treated no differently, and wasn’t really held back from doing anything. Not until I became a teenager did I realise that I wasn’t very comfortable in my own skin. I’d say these were just basic thoughts and feelings that teenagers go through, but I felt like I was under a magnifying glass due to my leg, I thought I was the black sheep at high school.   Read More

look – natural drama

Check this all natural and vegan look, by highly-skilled cruelty-free Australian makeup artist, Nicole Groch.

“My name is Nicole Groch I have been a professional, freelance hair and makeup artist for over 25 years and for the last 18 years I have also volunteered as the PR Director and official hair and makeup artist for the Australian non-profit organization Choose Cruelty Free. As well as using accredited cruelty free cosmetics in my work, I am committed to using the safest and purest cosmetic products on my clients as possible and write about the health benefits of natural cosmetics on my own natural health and safety blog LivingSafe.com.au.

Ere Perez Cosmetics is one of my all-time favourite, cruelty free and vegan cosmetics brands, because I know that Ere takes that extra step to ensure the purity and safety of her products. My personal motto, which I live and work by is that no animal should even have to suffer for human vanity.

Working to create this bold look on Alexis van Maanen for her photoshoot with Blaze, the baby rabbit, by amazing Melbourne photographer, Andrew Raszevski, for the front cover of the winter edition of the non-profit organization Choose Cruelty Free’s , “Cruelty Free List” was a lot of fun.

Alexis is an incredibly talented, young musical theatre performer. She will be playing the 2nd female lead role, alongside Tina Arena in the upcoming and highly anticipated stage show, EVITA THE MUSICAL.

Alexis is a true natural blonde with very blonde lashes and brows and with gorgeous, long and naturally straight hair.  I wanted to veer away from the natural look for this cover create a look that was dynamic and strong.   My idea was to show that you really can create any look that you like when choosing to use solely cruelty free accredited cosmetics.

To achieve Alexis’s look, I used a mix of cruelty free accredited brands, with Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics being the predominant range of choice to create Alexis’s dramatic, smoky eyes and dewy natural cheeks.

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I used the following Ere Perez Products:

Chamomile Eye Palette in Gorgeous, Jojoba Eye Pencil in Black and my absolute fav Ere Perez product , ‘the’ Avocado Waterproof Mascara in Black.

On the cheeks I used Ere Perez’s Natural Cream Blush, Carrot Colour pots.

I also used a selection from the Ere Perez cosmetics range to create Alexis’s headshot featured in here on the official Evita The Musical website , including, Ere Perez cream Arnica Concealer, Cream Blush and Mascara. “

Article by Nicole Groch. Nicole Groch the official hair and makeup artist for Choose Cruelty Free. To learn more about her, click here.

To learn more about Ere Perez, click here.

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top 5 winter warmer breakfasts

We all love chocolate! But we love it even more when it is quality, organic and real chocolate. Discover here 5 top winter warmer breakfast recipes by Jo Lippold of Loving Earth. Loving Earth is a Melbourne based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality organic fair trade foods.

“Dark cold mornings call for warm bowls of something filling and delicious.

Because an extra ten minutes under the doona is always more appealing than working out what that delicious something is, we’ve delved into the archives and found our favourite chilly morning breakfast favourites. Guaranteed to keep you toasty that little bit longer… Read More

brighten up!

Feeling good from the inside out is what it’s all about. Our makeup is made from natural ingredients, to keep the glow! Here are some expert tips you can use to create a bright, uplifted complexion every day.

What you need –

quinoa water foundation – haze | arnica concealer – latte | vanilla highlighter – sun halo |rice powder blush & bronzer – roma | avocado waterproof mascara – black | aloe gel lash & brow mascara | almond brow pencil – perfect | olive oil lipstick – big band | olive oil lipstick – festival

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all about this beauty: aloe gel lash & brow mascara

Our Aloe Gel Lash & Brow Mascara has nothing to hide! Now in a beautiful transparent bottle with a newly designed brush, this natural and vegan mascara will keep your lashes and eyebrows at their best.

Eyebrows are more important than we think. They frame our face and are often the first place the eyes are drawn to when looking at a new face. So, we want them looking their best! This 2-in-1 clear mascara is for eyelashes, giving a clear lustre and definition. Also for eyebrows: the mascara tidies up the brows, fix hairs in place and glides over any gaps with a sleek layer that gives the appearance of more coverage. Read More

yoga for men, health from the inside out

Marteen Zárate is a well-known yoga teacher from Mexico. He shares with us the many benefits in practising yoga for men.

Even if the largest part of the yoga community is feminine (70%), the number of men practising yoga has been multiplying, going from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016.

This is interesting when traditionally the practice of yoga was only for men!

These days, I dedicate all my time to practicing yoga and teaching and training teachers to the ancient techniques of yoga, thus sharing my 14 years of practice. When I started yoga, I still had my managerial job in technologies & human resources. Stress, speed and competitiveness were part of each day. Yoga came and changed my life for real – in a positive way! For this reason, I want to share with you the first 5 benefits I noted in my first months of yoga. Read More

oat milk & quinoa porridge

You know oat milk and quinoa from our new and much-loved natural liquid foundations, but of course, they are also great ingredients for your vegan breakfast. Check this recipe from Hong Kong blogger Angie Li for a delicious oat milk and quinoa porridge. Read More

lip colour for your colouring

By Kiarra Smith

As an Image Consultant and Style Coach, one of the things I do is teach women the colours to wear that make them glow, including makeup colours. Depending on the colour of your hair, skin and eyes, certain colours will harmonise with your unique colouring, while others will cause you to appear washed out and lifeless. Read on to find out which of Ere Perez’s new Cacao Lip Colours to choose for your colouring!

The newly-released Cacao Lip Colours by Ere Perez are hydrating and moisturising to your lips while adding a sheer wash of colour. Because of this, all six shades are very forgiving and wearable, so you’re sure to find a shade that looks stunning on you! Here are my recommendations… Read More