Month: January 2015

Look Sharp With Our New 100% Biodegradable Eco Pencil Sharpener

If you’ve been struggling with useless sharpeners that make a mess of your lip and eyeliner pencils rather than sharpen them, then Ere Perez has come to the rescue with our incredible new Eco Sharpener. What’s the point of buying beautiful cosmetic pencils when you use a substandard sharpener that simply mangles them? Absolutely no point at all – in more ways than one! Our amazing new Eco Sharpener is unquestionably the best cosmetics pencil sharpener around. It will sharpen your pencils with precision and care and not only that, but it’s completely biodegradable, so you can feel just as good about it when you eventually dispose of it! The perfect accessory for every cosmetic collection, our new sharpener has a corn-based polylactic[1] (PLA) body that is biologically degradable. The blade is also recyclable and made from the highest quality carbon steel to give your pencils perfect pointed tips for a flawless application. This sharpener has thought of everything and even comes with a removable pick, tucked neatly into the body, to help dislodge the …

Get the look: fresh, illuminating, natural red carpet glamour

This Awards season is all about using nude colours and illuminating products to give a fresh, shimmering, youthful and natural look – both day and evening. Most importantly though, the almost makeup-free face is contrasted with ultra black thick lashes to make your eyes look huge, reminiscent of the 60s era of Mary Quant and Twiggy. During the day this look can be worn with understated, natural lipcolour, but for evening, add some bold red lips to get yourself red carpet ready. Here are our favourite naturally beautiful, fresh-faced leading ladies from the Golden Globes 2015. Here’s how to get this beautiful, flawless look with our perfect natural makeup essentials! For the face: Firstly dust on our ultra sheer, light Translucent Corn Perfecting Powder to seal foundation or simply even out foundation free skin. It’s so soft and silky you’ll just love brushing it over your face. Then use Versatile Vanilla Highlighter in Falling Star to highlight eyelids/arches, cheekbones; prime eyelids and lips. To add some light peachy colour to the cheeks, apply a light …

Inspirational Woman: Zoe Tuckwell-Smith

Zoe Tuckwell-Smith is one of Australia’s best-loved young actresses. Known for her leading role in Winners & Losers, she has appeared in many films and TV series, including Home & Away, All Saints and thriller, Gone. She lives in Melbourne with actor/director partner Damon Gameau and their one-year-old daughter, Velvet. Your little girl has just turned one! How has your life changed in a year? Magnificently. I never expected to love being a mummy as much as I do. It’s the most joyful I’ve ever felt! How do you juggle working as an actress and being a mum? I don’t really! I only went back for a few months after Velvet was born to finish up a job I’d been on for some time. It was really difficult juggling it all. I’m finished now and have taken the rest of the year off to be a mum. Are you a healthy eater? Yes, I eat really well and enjoy cooking a lot. I prefer savoury food over sweet any day and I’m sure most of …

Ten easy steps to better health in 2015

You don’t have to be a total health nut, suddenly go vegan or vow to run 10 kms a day. You just have to make some minor adjustments and be good to yourself. Being healthy is actually EASY… Getting healthy and changing to a healthier regime can be quite daunting. That’s why our New Year’s Resolutions so often fail. We simply ask too much of ourselves and end up giving up and going back to our old ways. The trick is to try not to overcomplicate your new year’s health regime. Don’t set unachievable goals. Just aim to make some easy adjustments. Here are some of the easiest ways to get healthy for 2015. Water – there’s no real minimum or maximum you have to drink every day. Everyone is different. But as long as your pee is clear and light in colour, you’re drinking enough!! Juice – we don’t mean cartons of concentrated juice that’s full of sugar, we’re talking good old-fashioned home-juiced raw veggies! A juice every morning will set you up for …

Vegan vs. Cruelty Free Makeup

What’s the difference? Good question! Vegan is a lifestyle choice that many people simply associate with diet – that’s to say the idea that being vegan means not eating anything to do with animals. And that is true of people who choose to be vegan in terms of what they eat. But veganism has a lot more to it. To be truly vegan, you basically don’t have anything to do with animal-derived products in any way – and animals include every living creature, not just the furry kind…not in food, cosmetics, toiletries, clothes, shoes, homewares or household products. All vegan cosmetics will be Cruelty Free by virtue of the fact they’ve not had anything to do with any animal products or derivatives at any point in their manufacture. But not all cosmetics and beauty products that are certified Cruelty Free are vegan. They may not have tested on animals at any point in their process, but if their ingredients include anything that is derived from animals, e.g. honey, beeswax or goat’s milk for example, they …

New year detox – get juicing!

Even the healthiest of us overdo it over the holiday season, and that’s totally fine. It’s the season to eat drink and be merry after all and there’s nothing wrong with letting your hair down and enjoying yourself! After New Year celebrations are over, start the year afresh and cleanse all the naughtiness out of your body, while giving yourself a bit of a vitamin and mineral boost. Homemade juices are the best and tastiest way to get in your daily vitamins, so if Santa didn’t get you a juicer for Christmas, then maybe use your Christmas money to go to the sales and get yourself one. A good quality, easy-clean (there are many that are NOT easy!) juicer is one of the best investments you’ll make when it comes to feeding yourself with healthy goodness. Our all time favourite New Year pick-me-up juice is the fabulous Beetroot, Apple, Carrot and Ginger juice. As you know beetroot is one of our key ingredients and we LOVE it. Pickled, raw, roasted, blended with lemon and horseradish …

Introducing our Naturally Beautiful blog!

Finally we have our own blog! We hope that through our posts you can get to know our values and products better and also get some tips on how to live a healthier life. I’ve wanted to start a blog for ages, but we’ve had such an incredibly busy couple of years, we just haven’t had the time to do it! It’s a great way to share with you all news, ideas, recipes, ingredient information, updates on new product development and all the other interesting snippets and experiences we have every day in the world of Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics! And so this is the next step in our amazing journey! In case you don’t know how Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics began, then click here for a synopsis of my journey to this point! Thank you all and hope you continue to enjoy our products and now our blog! Be beautiful, naturally. Ere x Finalmente “¡Un blog para conocer mejor nuestros valores, productos y una vida de bienestar!” Siempre había querido tener mi propio blog, …