Month: April 2015

Pro Pick of the Week: Natural everyday bronzed look

This is a “how to” that I’ve written up following my recent natural beauty shoot for Her Fashion Box.  If you want to know how to get a natural, everyday bronzed look that gives you a beautiful, understated sunkissed look, then read on! FOR THE FACE Foundation – Apply a light coverage of Ere Perez Oat Milk foundation over entire face. Tip – Apply with Ere Perez Foundation Brush for flawless blending.. also make sure you moisturise before application too for extra radiant skin! Bronzer – Apply bronzer lightly underneath the cheek bones (to contour) then apply lightly to the temples and around the jaw-line. Tip – Start lightly and slowly build colour for a more even, natural looking appearance. Powder – Apply Corn Perfecting translucent powder to the shine prone areas of the face; around the T-zone, forehead, chin & nose. Tip – Reapply throughout the day without any colour build up! Translucent powder suits ALL skin tones! FOR THE EYES Eye Shadow – Apply “Very Important” Chamomile Eyeshadow duo to the eyes. Use …

Emmily Banks Reviews Ere Perez Pure Rice Blush and Bronzer

Recently I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Julia Trotti at a shoot for the super talented jewellery designer,  Alexandra Redmond. Alexandra Redmond is dedicated to creating handcrafted jewels that super original, striking and colourful! This talented designer began creating jewellery as gifts for family and friends from a young age and her collections are all inspired by colour. Alex combines contrasting bold colours with softer pastels and neutrals. Her brand is best known for its collection of statement necklaces, made from a multitude of materials including coconut, glass, howlite turquoise, gemstone and wooden beads, so they’re absolutely perfect for a sunny, beachy look. For this shoot I used Ere’s Pure Rice Powder Bronzers & Blushers. See the results below with my review of the powders and some exclusive application tips! WHY I LOVE THESE PRESSED POWDERS! They are all made with natural non-toxic ingredients, including non-GMO rice powder, plus they also have an SPF of 15+ to naturally protect your skin! The texture is silky smooth for easy application and blends naturally into the skin. …

How to live a less toxic life

No matter what you do, where you go or how you live your life, unless you’re living under a rock in the middle of nowhere, it’s pretty hard to avoid toxins. Our daily lives are full of them. They’re in the atmosphere, in our food and drink, cans and bottles, in our toiletries, cleaning products, furniture, clothes, house paint, drinking water and even in our computers. We actually even make toxins ourselves through our own stress! These daily chemicals safe or are thought to be linked to issues such as lower IQ, cancer and reproductive problems and could well play a part in all sorts of illnesses. We simply don’t know what their effects are. We’re actually exposed to toxins from within the womb, from chemicals that travel across the placenta and into the foetus. These chemicals can be known toxins such as mercury, lead and BPA (found in plastics) or other unknown toxins that we simply have no idea we’re ingesting. In ABC’s Catalyst programme last week, Dr Maryanne Demasi investigated the chemicals found …

The humble, yet beautiful daisy – April’s flower

Did you know that the Daisy is officially the flower of April? Well now you do! And this most humble and unassuming family of flowers is actually one of the earth’s most precious and well used for health and beauty purposes, as well as many other uses. The Daisy family, also known as the Asteraceae, composite or sunflower family is the second largest flowering plant family after the Orchidaceae. This family has a remarkable ecological and economical importance thriving in pretty much every corner of the planet, from the polar regions to the tropics and providing local economies with products such as cooking oils, lettuce, sunflower seeds, artichokes, sweetening agents, coffee substitutes, and herbal teas (like chamomile). The family also includes the gorgeous garden flowers, marigold, pot marigold (also known as calendula), various daisies, chrysanthemums, dahlias and many more. Asteraceae are important in herbal medicine, including Grindelia, known as “gumweed”; Echinacea, thought to be an immune system booster and yarrow, which has a long history as a powerful ‘healing herb’ used topically for wounds, cuts …