Month: October 2015

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Colours for a healthy glow: Nourish your skin from the inside out!

Did you know that the colours in fruit and veggies represent different antioxidants? Antioxidants can be identified in food by their colour and these colourful molecules work to protect your body from the chemicals produced during oxidation, lifting the colour of your skin and giving a beautiful glow! So try eating a variety of colours in each meal – the more antioxidants you have in your body, the more your skin will glow! Red in foods may help keep skin firm, bringing that glow within you Don’t you just love the bright red colour in tomatoes and red peppers? Lycopene is responsible for making food this colour! This antioxidant helps with your skin`s circulation, giving it a refreshing boost, while keeping your skin firm and glowing. Next time you’re in the fruit and veggie aisle, be sure to pick up some strawberries and tomatoes! Blue and purple in food may help as an anti-ageing agent for skin Blue and purple fruits and veggies are jam-packed with antioxidants called Anthoxyanins. These are very powerful anti-ageing agents, that help to prevent the appearance …

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Peach, Rose and Iced Coffee Combos – our pick of the latest from Pantone

The latest Pantone Colour Institute® Report describes the new palette as “A Transporting and Transformative Canvas”.  Colours this season are intended to be unisex, transcending cultural and gender norms and giving a feeling of wellbeing and tranquility. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says that “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves”. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation”, she said  Influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a palette that is calming and pays homage to the beauty of natural resources. According to the Pantone, all the colours used are designed to help us achieve a more tranquil mindset, to encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration. ‘This season is all about being aware of our environment, using colours that …

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Pro Pick: Ere Perez Clever Carrot Cheek + Lip Balm

Harness the natural goodness of carrots for vibrant colour to cheeks and lips. Easy, fuss-free coverage that keeps skin soft and hydrated. The ultimate multi-purpose, waterproof makeup for your bag or pocket this summer. CHEEK + LIP BALM PROS   The beautiful Clever Carrot Cheek & Lip Balm is made with Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Carrots! It naturally sinks in to the skin and stains with a flush of natural colour The balm stays vibrant for longer due to the strong pigments The tint looks like a natural flush of your own skin as opposed to “makeup” It’s the perfect multi-tasker for both cheeks and lips Ultra-waterproof for the beach, gym, office or active lifestyle. Small enough to fit in your pocket or wallet, this brilliant little accessory is for girls on the go!    APPLICATION TIPS  Apply to cheeks with fingers or use Ere Perez Eco Vegan Multi-purpose Brush to blend into skin. Apply to lips using fingers or Ere Perez Eco Vegan Concealer and Lip Brush   HEALTH BENEFITS …

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How to deal with sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can be the bane of your life. Apart from being uncomfortable it can lead to redness that can make you self-conscious.  There are four main types of sensitivity: acne, rosacea, burning / stinging and contact dermatitis (allergies and irritants, also including eczema), but they all have inflammation in common. Common causes of sensitivities: Chemicals and irritants: Artificial perfumes, dyes, harsh chemicals and preservatives. Climate: dry winter air, over exposure to sun and also central heating or air conditioning. Poor diet & dehydration Dirt & pollution like exhaust fumes, smoke and dust that irritate and weaken the skin’s natural barrier. Hard water – iron, magnesium and calcium in water can affect skin quite a bit.   You can use a water softener to help. Hormones – there’s not really a huge amount you can do about hormones, except try to keep your skin generally as natural and clean as possible to minimize hormonal impact. Household cleaners and detergents- use natural ones as far as possible and if you are sensitive, use gloves when using cleaners etc. …

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Get the look: Naturally Radiant Makeup

For this look I used the following Ere Perez products: Ere Perez Natural Oatmilk Foundation Creative Chamomile Eyeshadow Duo“From Beginning to End” Versatile Vanilla Highlighter (Falling Star) Pure Rice Powder Bonzer Natural Almond Oil Mascara Ere Perez Lash & Brow Aloe Gel Mascara Clever Carrot Cheek and Lip Balm in “harmless” Step 1: THE BASE Always hydrate the skin before application by moisturising with your favourite organic oil or moisturiser. Mix a small amount of Ere Perez Versatile Vanilla Highlighter (Falling Star) with Ere Perez Natural Oatmilk Foundation on a clean palette or the back of your hand. Once products are blended, apply evenly to face with Ere Perez Eco Vegan Multi-Purpose Brush for flawless application. TIP: Focus on applying foundation to centre of face – cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.   Step 2: THE CHEEKS Use the lighter side of Ere Perez duo Pure Rice Powder Bronzer lightly over entire cheek areas with lighter shade. Contour underneath cheekbones to define and help lift and highlight the cheeks using darker shade of the bronzer. Apply …