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5 Minutes with…Imelda Burke

Imelda Burke is the founder of UK-based natural cosmetics retailer, Content Beauty & Wellbeing.  Originally from New Zealand, now resident in the UK, she has become one of the most influential people in natural beauty. Read More

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Find happiness in every day!

One of the most amazing things in life is happiness!

The simplest way to find happiness is to be true to yourself and do what you love. However, as life moves so quickly, we can sometimes lose sight of these little wins…

A great way to try to nurture happiness is to ensure you take a little time to find joy in every day!

Here are 10 tips to help you do so:

  1. Surround yourself with positive people. There’s a great power in being surrounded by good vibes!
  2. Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It`s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a smile and you will notice the difference.
  3. Be positive. It’s not only up to everyone around you to be positive, but yourself as well. Always believe in yourself.
  4. Celebrate your accomplishments. When you have done something right, no matter how small, celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back.
  5. Give without expecting anything back. This one is pretty self-explanatory, give and the world will respond back, that’s for sure.
  6. Lose track of time. The best time is when there is no time…
  7. Look on the bright side… there is always a bright side!
  8. Unplug yourselves… meditate, read a book or listen to music.
  9. Go outside… go to the park or go for a run.
  10. Just be yourself!

To find out more about Ere Perez:  www.ereperez.com 

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Pro Pick: Corn Powder Power with Ere Perez

 

Have you ever got half way through the day and almost been blinded by your own shine in the mirror? Then chances are you don’t have any of Ere Perez’s Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder in your hot little hands!

It’s not too late! Whether using it in the morning to set your makeup or as a touch up during the day to control shine, Ere Perez has you covered with all natural corn powder power! It’s also vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly, so you know you’re taking care of both that gorgeous skin you’re in and also the planet.

Why corn?

Did you know that corn oil is a rich source of vitamin E? Ere Perez does!

Not only does Vitamin E have the basic antioxidant properties we need to keep our skin healthy, it also works to block free radicals which can reduce wrinkles and keep the skin looking young and fresh. And just in case you were wondering (and you should be!), Ere Perez’s corn powder is non-GMO, so you know you’re getting all the best that nature has to offer without any nasty interference.

Add to this some beautiful mineral pigments and native rice starch to absorb impurities and oil and you have the recipe for a radiant, shine-free complexion!

What’s translucent powder used for?

Translucent powder is an absolute lifesaver, particularly in warmer months! Regardless of your skin type, your skin cells naturally secrete more oil as the temperature rises. This is wonderful for naturally nourishing and protecting the skin, but it doesn’t mean you have to walk around looking like an oil slick!

Ere Perez’s Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder is an ultra-light face powder used to set makeup, control shine and achieve the perfect matte finish.

It’s also a multi-use product, so you’re getting more for your money! Use it alone to avoid shine; over eyeshadow and lipstick to extend wear; or as an all over foundation finisher.

How to apply translucent powder like a pro!

  1. Apply to clean, uncovered skin for shine control or at the end of makeup application to set the entire face.
  2. For an even, flawless application and optimum coverage, use Ere Perez’s Eco Vegan Kabuki Brush to apply.
  3. Swirl the brush over the compact to collect the powder and tap lightly to remove any excess before applying to the face.
  4. Using a wide, sweeping motion apply to entire face, dusting gently to achieve a perfectly flawless, matte finish.

Model: Sophie Raper @ Astrid & Atticus  

Makeup & Photography: Emmily Banks, Depths of beauty

To find out more about Ere Perez:  www.ereperez.com 

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Get The Look: Natural, Not Nude

So you want to be a natural beauty? Guess what! You don’t need to give up your favourite lippy and go nude to do it!

Rather than walking around bare-faced, why not play with some of Ere Perez’s gorgeous vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly products that allow you to achieve your favourite glam look, the NATURAL way.

Not only will you be making a stand for the environment, you’ll also be protecting and nourishing the beautiful skin you’re in without any compromise on your favourite makeup looks! Let nature speak for itself with this step by step guide to getting the look “natural not nude” with Ere Perez.

THE BASE

 THE CHEEKS

THE EYES

THE LIPS

Photography: Teegan Pack for Her Fashion Box

Model: Kaitlin Carter @ Chadwick Models

Makeup: Emmily Banks, Depths of beauty

To find out more about Ere Perez:  www.ereperez.com 

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Zara D’Cotta: Six reasons to eat with seasons

Zara D’Cotta started OhMyGoodness (OMG) following her breast cancer diagnosis just before her 30th birthday. This life-changing experience inspired her to take a leap of faith and leave her career in corporate communications to combine her passion for health and wellbeing with her love of storytelling.

Zara noticed a push towards locally grown food; a desire to build our sense of community; the growing importance of wellbeing and interest in finding new and fun ways to exercise.  OhMyGoodness (OMG), her ultimate guide to healthy living, is now followed by 30,000 Australians who love its guides to the hottest healthy eating spots, fitness trends, travel adventures and beautifully styled whole food recipes.

One of Zara’s key healthy eating tips is to eat seasonal produce. In a recent blog post, she explained why.

Mother Nature is a very clever lady. She knows what foods are best to nourish and sustain us through each season, making sure they are abundant and ripe for the picking at the time of year we need them most.

It’s no coincidence that root vegetables (like sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, swede) are plentiful in winter.  They have a warming and grounding effect on our bodies. They improve circulation, energy and clarity too. We could all do with a bit of that in the cooler months, couldn’t we?

In summer, on the other hand, when we need hydration and energy to keep us going through the warmer weather, fruits and vegetables with high water content are bountiful. Genius, hey?

Read the full post here and discover the 6 key reasons to eat with the seasons:

http://ohmygoodness.com.au/6-reasons-to-eat-with-the-seasons/

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Inspirational Woman: Olivia Wollenberg

Olivia Wollenberg is a British foodie blogger, best-selling author and super force behind Livia’s Kitchen. Having been diagnosed with severe food intolerances, Olivia turned her desire for “free from” sweet treats into a hugely popular brand of healthy treats and desserts with a twist. She tells us what inspires her, how she stays healthy and what’s next for Livia’s Kitchen.

  1. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you?

Being naturally beautiful to me, is all about being who you are! Whether that’s in terms of using the makeup and wearing the clothes that best represent the person you feel you are, or speaking your mind and remaining true to yourself.

  1. What inspires you?

The main thing that inspires me is seeing how people get over their hurdles and grow from them rather than falling down.  I have big goals and I work really hard in order to reach them and I definitely get inspired by learning from others how they have dealt with difficult situations and how they have turned negatives into positives.  I’m also really inspired by others within the industry from Jamie Oliver to all the amazing people I have met specifically within the health food world who work in the same realm as me. I think the move toward healthier eating and using more natural ingredients is brilliant and really important and so seeing other people pioneering that along side me is so inspiring.

  1. Top 3 inspirational women?

The first is a bit cliche but would probably be my mum! She’s such a strong woman and always knows what to do in any and every situation; If I could be half as calm and creative as her I would be very happy! The second is a woman called Uta Frith who is a developmental psychologist and has done a lot of research into autism. I went to one of her lectures once when I was studying neuroscience and hugely admired her research and passion. The last would probably be Beyonce because who isn’t inspired by Beyonce!

  1. What’s your food ethos? 

I think what is important is eating what feels right to you! I personally am intolerant to a wide variety of things, from garlic and onion to gluten and dairy, so I can’t eat those ingredients, but I absolutely think that balance is key and if you can eat those things and enjoy eating them then no one is to say that you shouldn’t.

  1. What are your food weaknesses?!

I am an absolute sucker for anything sweet (funnily enough), so I think my food weakness would have to be a dessert! The one thing from my book that I literally cannot resist is the apple pie –  I could probably eat an entire pie if you left me alone with one for long enough!

  1. Do you adhere to a daily beauty regime? If so what is it?

I have a really really simple beauty regime! I don’t use all natural products, but I do love a few of the pai bits and pieces! They’re really gentle, which is great because my skin is quite sensitive and always smell amazing!

  1. Absolute beauty must-haves? 

Coconut oil, Burts Bees lip balm and a Pai moisturiser!

  1. What’s your best natural beauty tip or DIY recipe?

Coconut oil!!! I use coconut oil for everything – as a body moisturiser, deep conditioner, it’s literally the most amazing thing to keep a jar of in your bathroom!

  1. What are your favourite Ere Perez products? 

I really like the Almond Oil Mascara and also the Pure Rice Powder Bronzer – it’s a really great colour, especially now that summer is here!!

  1. How do you stay fit and healthy?

I eat a lot of cake throughout the week with constant recipe testing and new product development, so I try to exercise as much as I possibly can. Mostly, I spin at psycle on Mortimer Street (London), but I also love to go to a body combat class or a rumble class at 1rebel when I can. I also found this really great app which has little workouts that you can do at home and I have been loving doing those on days when I haven’t managed to get away from my emails and into my gym kit!

  1. How do you most like to spend your free time?

I’m such a foodie so It would probably have to be going out to eat!! I love trying new places and dishes and it gives me lots of ideas for what to create in my own kitchen! I also really enjoy going to the theatre and cinema, exercising and playing with my little nieces!

  1. What’s next for Livia’s Kitchen?

I have big plans for Livia’s Kitchen this year! My grab ’n’ go packaging is launching soon which is really exciting and I am hoping that once this is out, I will begin to get the Bites into some bigger stores! I also have a new product range which I am hoping to launch in early 2017!

Find out more about Livia’s Kitchen here

Follow Olivia on Instagram, Facebook , YouTube and Twitter

 

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Deep clean your skin with our cocoa butter mask

There are many ways to deep cleanse your skin and moisturize with natural and healthy ingredients, but the following amazing DIY face mask, made with cocoa butter, almond and chamomile oils, does both at the same time and you’re going to love it!

What you need:

  • Cocoa butter
  • 7 teaspoons of almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chamomile oil

 

Preparation:

  1. Melt a few grams of cocoa butter and mix together in a pan with the 7 tablespoons of almond oil on a low heat.
  2. Add a tablespoon of chamomile oil and stir until the mixture is properly blended together.
  3. Leave to cool.

 

How to apply:

  1. Apply some of the mixture to the face in a circular motion with a moistened cotton pad.
  2. Leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
  3. After your face is clean, rinse it again, but now with cold tap water to help close the pores and improve circulation.

That’s it! In addition to cleansing the skin, this mask works as an excellent moisturizer and it smells delicious too.

Try it. You won’t regret it!

 

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Meet our resident artist!

At Ere Perez we’re lucky to have a great diversity of people in our team. Our graphic designer, Carlos Agamez Garcia, who comes from Columbia is an amazing artist whose work is celebrated both in his home country and also in Sydney where he currently lives.

His recent exhibition in Sydney presented artworks inspired by the struggles of refugees, migrants and the homeless was met with great acclaim.

Following a painting course, his first formal experience in art, Carlos studied graphic design at University, after which he travelled to Europe for a cultural exchange and got totally inspired!

Having returned to Colombia, he started to work with art full time and in 2012 received a scholarship from UNESCO to travel to Australia for an artist residency. In Sydney he developed his collection,  ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ as a comparison between refugees in Australia and IDPs in Colombia.

Carlos is currently researching the theme of identity and the concept of ‘home’ and continues to convey his thoughts, talent and personality through his incredible paintings.

As our graphic designer, he creates all the imagery and graphics for the Ere Perez brand.

You can follow Carlos on twitter: @agamexcarlos, read an interview with him here or see a video on his latest exhibition here: https://vimeo.com/160436813

To find out more about Ere Perez:  www.ereperez.com 

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¡Conoce al artista que hay detrás de los diseños de Ere Perez!

En Ere Perez nos sentimos muy afortunados de tener en nuestro equipo de trabajo una gran diversidad de personas. Nuestro diseñador gráfico Carlos Agamez García, quien es originario de Colombia, es un magnífico artista reconocido en su país natal y también en Sídney, en donde vive actualmente.

Su más reciente exhibición en Sydney presentó obras de arte inspiradas en los conflictos de los refugiados, los migrantes y las personas sin hogar, la exhibición se llevó a cabo con gran éxito.

Carlos atendió un curso de pintura desde niño el cual fue su primer encuentro con el arte, estudió diseño grafico en la Universidad, luego viajó a Europa a realizar un intercambio cultural que lo dejó con muchas ideas e inspiraciones. De regreso a Colombia Carlos empezó a dedicarse al arte de tiempo complete.

En 2012 recibió una beca patrocinada por la UNESCO para completar una residencia artística en Australia posteriormente en Sydney donde reside continua desarrollando su obra ¨A Little Piece of Heaven¨ Como comparación entre refugiados en Australia y Desplazados por la violencia en Colombia.

Actualmente Carlos trabaja en una investigación del tema de identidad y el concepto de hogar. Carlos sigue transmitiendo sus pensamientos, talento y gran personalidad a través de sus increíbles pinturas.

Ahora trabaja como nuestro diseñador gráfico, creando todo el material visual para la empresa Ere Perez.

Puedes seguir a Carlos en twitter: @agamexcarlos también puedes ver su más reciente exhibición aquí: https://vimeo.com/160436813

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Give some Love for our new UK Retailer!

We’re continuing to build on our brand internationally and have just launched with another fantastic online retailer in the UK – LoveLula.

LoveLula is one of the leading online natural cosmetics and skincare retailers in Europe and supports the growth of the chemical free, cruelty free natural cosmetics market in the UK and internationally.

Give them some love and find our products here: www.lovelula.com

 

 

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Pro Pick: Rice Powder Perfection with Ere Perez

Bronzer and blush are, without a doubt, two of my beauty kit faves! And when it comes to choosing beautiful, vegan, eco friendly powders that perform, I can’t go past Ere Perez’s range of Pure Rice Powders. Good for the planet AND good for me – the choice is black and white!

So we know rice is good in sushi, but why is it good in these sleek, colour powder-filled compacts?

Well you probably didn’t know this, but rice can actually absorb impurities from your skin as well as soaking up excess oil. This means you can get a gorgeous shine free finish regardless of your skin type, without being dried out and clogged up.

The non-GMO rice particles are super fine which not only allows for a smooth application and silky texture, but it also allows the skin to BREATHE, which is oh-so-important for keeping the complexion at its healthy glowing best.

Why do we use bronzer and blush?

We all want that healthy, glowing complexion I mentioned above, right? Well, bronzer and blush takes this to the next level, by adding just the right amount of colour and life to your face. Especially in winter when the skin can become a little dull and washed out! In addition to adding colour, it’s also a brilliant way to sculpt the face and accentuate the cheekbones with minimum fuss.

So how do we achieve blush and bronzing perfection?

First of all we need to select the right tones for our skin. Ere Perez has a gorgeous range of four Pure Rice Powder blushes and bronzers to choose from. Each compact contains a duo of complementary hues, so you can achieve the perfect colour.

  1. Pure Rice Powder Bronze Tones – this bronzer gives the perfect golden highlight with slightly shimmery bronze tones. Great for a sun-kissed look!
  1. Pure Rice Powder My Blushthe warm terracotta shades in this universal blush suit all skin tones and gives a silky matte finish to the skin.
  1. Pure Rice Powder Rose Tones – this duo combines terracotta with some subtle pink hues for a beautiful natural, matte blush.
  1. Pure Rice Powder Bondi Blush – this gorgeous coral/peach blush duo is perfect for pink-cheeked perfection with a slight shimmer.

The next step is all about APPLICATION! Follow these steps for rice powder blush and bronzer perfection every time:

  • Firstly, you need the correct tool for the trade. Ere Perez’s Eco Vegan Powder Brush will make your job so much easier with its full, round and ultra soft bristles that allow you to evenly distribute the powder for a flawless finish.
  • With your powder brush in hand, it’s time to hit the bronze. Swirl the brush over both sides of the Bronze Tones duo and tap lightly to remove excess powder. Apply bronzer lightly under the cheekbones for contour. For a natural look, sweep lightly in a diagonal action up and out towards the temples.
  • For some extra golden glow, I also like to add a light dusting across the forehead and on the nose and chin. And if you’re feeling a little pasty don’t forget you can add some beautiful bronze to the neck and décolletage too!
  • Next, it’s time to turn up the blush and this is all about those juicy apples of the cheeks. Once you’ve selected the shade that’s right for you (I love Bondi Blush for a girly glow), swirl your powder brush over both tones and apply a light sweeping to the apples of the cheeks (or just the very top of the cheekbones) for a natural flush.

HOT TIP: Don’t forget you can build layers with your rice powders, so don’t go too hard too fast. Start off light and gradually build up colour depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. Generally speaking, you want to keep it light for daytime wear, but don’t be afraid to layer it up for a more dramatic night time effect.

Photographer: Ryan Brabazon

Model: Phoebe

Makeup: Emmily Banks @ Depths of Beauty (www.depthsofbeauty.com.au)

 

To find out more about Ere Perez:  www.ereperez.com 

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Tip Profesional: Bronceador y Rubores a base de Arroz Ere Perez

El bronceador y el rubor son sin duda dos de mis productos favoritos, y cuando se trata de elegir productos veganos, amigables con el medio ambiente, hermosos y que tengan un buen desempeño, no puedo pasar por alto la línea de Bronceador y Rubores Ere Perez. ¡Son buenos para el planeta y buenos para mí, la elección es simple y sencilla!

Todos sabemos que el arroz en el sushi es bueno, pero ahora te diremos por qué también es bueno agregar arroz al rubor:

Es probable que no lo sepas, pero el arroz puede absorber impurezas y exceso de grasa en tu piel. Esto significa que puedes tener una piel sin brillo sin importar el tipo de piel que tengas sin que se reseque y sin tapar los poros.

Las partículas de arroz libres de OGM (Organismos Genéticamente Modificados), son súper finas, lo cual no sólo permite una suave aplicación y una textura de seda sino también permite a la piel respirar, eso es muy importante para mantener la complexión de la piel lo mejor posible.

¿Por qué es bueno utilizar Bronceador y Rubor?

Todos queremos tener una piel sana y resplandeciente, ¿verdad? Bueno, el bronceador y rubor lleva esto al siguiente nivel, añadiendo la cantidad justa de color y vida a tu rostro. Sobre todo, en invierno cuando la piel puede llegar a ser un poco aburrida y sin vida. Además de añadir color al rostro, también es una manera brillante de esculpirlo y acentuar los pómulos con el mínimo esfuerzo.

¿Cómo logras tener un rubor y bronceado perfecto?

Primero que todo, debes elegir el tono correcto para tu piel. Ere Perez tiene una magnífica gama de cuatro Rubores y Bronceador, cada uno de los cuatro tonos tiene un dúo de color para que puedas lograr el color deseado.

  1. Bronceador y Rubor a base de Arroz Bronze – Este bronceador te da un tono dorado perfecto con un toque de ligeros reflejos color bronce. ¡Perfecto para un look bronceado natural!
  1. Rubor a base de Arroz My Blush – Los cálidos tonos terracota en este rubor con tono universal le van bien a cualquier tono de piel y le da un acabado mate sedoso a la piel.
  1. Rubor a base de Arroz Rose Tones – Este dúo combina el color terracota con un tono rosado discreto para un hermoso acabado mate natural.
  1. Rubor a base de Arroz Bondi Blush – Este hermoso dúo coral/durazno es perfecto para unas hermosas mejillas en tono coral con un toque de brillo.

El siguiente paso es la aplicación. Sigue estos pasos para tener un bronceador y rubor perfectos:

  • Primero, necesitas la herramienta correcta. La Brocha Eco Vegana para Rubor y Bronceador Ere Perez hará el trabajo más fácil con sus abundantes cerdas redondas, ultra suaves, las cuales permiten distribuir de manera uniforme el rubor para un acabado impecable.
  • Desliza la brocha sobre ambos tonos del Bronceador y Rubor a base de Arroz Bronze y sacúdela suavemente para retirar el exceso de polvo. Aplica bajo el hueso de tus mejillas para contornear. Para un look natural desliza suavemente en diagonal hacia arriba con dirección a las sienes.
  • Para un brillo dorado adicional puedes agregar un poco de bronceador en tu frente, nariz y mentón. Si sientes que te falta color, no olvides que puedes agregar un hermoso tono bronceado a tu cuello y escote.
  • Ahora, es tiempo de aplicar un poco de color a tus mejillas. Una vez que hayas elegido el tono adecuado (a mí me encanta el Bondi Blush para un resplandor femenino), desliza la brocha sobre ambos tonos y aplica en la parte más alta de tus mejillas para un rubor natural.

Tip profesional: no olvides que puedes construir el color en capas con el bronceador y los rubores, así que no apliques tanto color de inmediato, empieza poco a poco a construir el color de menos a más dependiendo el look que desees lograr. Por lo general, un tono más suave para el día, pero no tengas miedo de agregar más capas para un acabado más intenso para la noche.

Fotos: Ryan Brabazon

Model: Phoebe