Month: March 2015

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Inspirational woman: Sarah Wilson

The lovely Sarah Wilson is one of Australia’s best-known media commentators in the health, health living and beauty fields; as well as being a journalist, author and magazine editor. In her twenties, Sarah was a restaurant reviewer and editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. She was also the host of the hugely successful first series of MasterChef Australia and face of Lifestyle You. Following her diagnosis with autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s, Sarah began to look at different ways to manage her illness. These ways included following a toxin free, sugar free diet as well as reviewing her attitude to health and exercise. Sarah’s books, IQuitSugar and I Quit Sugar For Life have been a huge success and spawned a successful business,  including a series of cookbooks, which she manages with her Sarah Wilson blog and media work, while cycling and hiking in her spare time. You have a pretty crazy schedule with IQuitSugar.com and your media work; how do you keep up your energy levels, especially when you’re travelling? Meditating once or twice a day and doing exercise every morning, even …

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Get glowing skin with fruity goodness

Fruits are hugely beneficial to our bodies. They are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants and have many health benefits. Don’t just think that it’s the exotic fruits like guavas and gojis that are the fruit powerhouses. Everyday fruit such as grapefruit, apples, blueberries, avocados, kiwis and tangerines have proven powers, such as limiting fat production, boosting metabolism, reducing cholesterol and even fighting cancer. Below are some of our favourite fruits and some tips of things you can do with them for great skin benefits, other than eat them, obviously! Banana: This is one fruit that’s abundantly available all through the year. We know it’s a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on skin too is not something that can be ignored. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence works as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin. Lemon: Lemon juice is an important ingredient in most recipes. It’s a fruit for all seasons and should always …

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60s glam with Oz Beauty Expert, Bonnie Gillies

Recently we were really lucky to work with the super talented Bonnie Gillies, aka “Oz Beauty Expert” for her 60s Inspired Beauty shoot with the beautiful New Zealand model, Liv O’Driscoll and the cream of Australian artistic talent: International fashion photographer (from the Gold Coast), Thom Kerr; Australian Creative Colourist of the year 2013 and super session stylist, Iggy; and the gorgeous Sydney fashion designer and stylist, Marnie Skillings. Bonnie is a Sydney based makeup artist/stylist and self-confessed health and beauty addict. Having worked as a hair and makeup artist in the Fashion and Film industry for over 10 years, Bonnie has presented makeup and hair demonstrations on stage at London Fashion week, worked for prestigious fashion houses, various TV shows both here and in the UK and on some amazing feature films, including The Da Vinci Code. She was even appointed the personal beauty adviser to the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting at Buckingham Palace. Bonnie is a big fan of Ere Perez and we were really happy to be the makeup choice for this amazing shoot. …

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Ere’s ready to hatch her own little Easter chick!

Easter arrives in two weeks and so will Ere’s baby #3, unless he or she decides to come early, which with Ere is usual…just like her, Ere’s babies can’t wait to get going!! We snapped this pic of Ere today outside the Ere Perez Bondi Road office. Looking healthy, happy and busy creating as usual! Ere has the energy of a Duracel Bunny, so don’t expect her to disappear any time soon…she’ll be formulating, researching, designing and directing right up until D-Day! Ere already has two little Easter Bunnies – Maura and Emma. We can’t wait to see what the new one will be! ************* La Pascua llega en tres semanas, ¡al igual que el tercer bebé de Ere!, a menos claro que decida hacerlo antes, lo que no sería inusual con Ere, así como ella, ¡sus bebés no pueden esperar para ponerse en marcha! El día de hoy tomamos esta hermosa fotografía de Ere afuera de su oficina en Bondi Road, se ve saludable, feliz y tan ocupada como siempre. Ere tiene la energía …

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THE LOOK: CARA DELEVINGNE

Our latest look is inspired by the gorgeous British model and “IT Girl”, Cara Delevingne. Her dark brown smoky-eyed look with bold brows and earthy shades will give a sultry look, enhancing every eye colour. Here’s how:   Eyebrows: Brush your eyebrows and fill any gaps by drawing some little lines with the eyebrow pencil. Fix with our clear gel mascara. Always brush the hairs upwards! Eyes: Apply the lighter brown shade on the eyelid and the darker on the upper and inner eyelash line.  Blend/smudge the two colors together. Apply the black liner and mascara over the upper and lower lashes. Products used: Natural Almond Oil Mascara Organic Jojoba Oil Eye Liner in Black or Brown Natural Aloe Vera Clear Gel Mascara Natural Almond Oil Eyebrow Pencil Creative Chamomile Eye Colour Duo – Very Important This look is achieved with Ere Perez New Smokey Eyes Pack AUD$112 http://www.ereperez.com Recrea el look de Cara Delevingne con Ere Perez Nuestro nuevo look está inspirado en la hermosa modelo inglesa, Cara Delevingne. Su look de ojos ahumados, …

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Versatile Vanilla – yet another Mexican miracle plant!

The Totonac people, who inhabit the East Coast of Mexico in the present-day state of Veracruz, were the first to actually cultivate vanilla. According to Totonac mythology, this beautiful native Mexican tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden by her father from marrying a mortal, fled to the forest with her lover. The lovers were captured and beheaded and where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew. In the 15th century named the fruit tlilxochitl, or “black flower”, after the matured fruit that shrivels and turns black shortly after it’s picked. Vanilla got its modern name from Spanish explorers who arrived at the Gulf Coast of Mexico in the early 16th century. They called it vainilla, or “little pod” and until the mid-19th century, when French entrepreneurs shipped it to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius in hopes of producing vanilla, Mexico was the chief producer of vanilla. Now Vanilla is cultivated in most tropical corners of the world. Versatile Vanilla It has the most enticing, beautiful, intoxicating aroma. …