Month: December 2015

Statement lips to take you from day to night

Creating statement lips can take your look from day to night in a matter of seconds! It helps to define your features and often looks best with minimal eye makeup, making it the easiest natural beauty makeup trick in the book!   So this party season, if you’re going out after work and need to vamp it up a bit, follow this these hot tips to get you party ready.   HOT TIPS to rock statement lips!   Only ever use natural and organic products on your lips, as you literally end up eating the products! It’s a great thing Ere Perez lippies are all natural and nourishing and perform beautifully! Make sure your lips are clean, moisturised and also exfoliated (if need be) before applying lipstick. You can exfoliate with coconut oil, warm water and a muslin cloth.   GET THE LOOK   STEP 1 Apply the lighter shade of Eye Perez Creative Chamomile Eyeshadow Duo in “Very Important” over entire eyelid and along the bottom lash line.   STEP 2 Use Ere Perez …

Totally Natural Fragrance with Essential Oils

Perfumes can be expensive and difficult to find the one you like. Sometimes all you want is one key fragrance that you love that suits the occasion, day or night time or just makes you feel great.  Essential oils don’t just smell good, they also have the benefit of healing or mood enhancing qualities and they’re great as all-natural perfume. Perfumes are blends of oils and alcohol – some are up to 95% alcohol, but if you want to skip the alcohol part, then using Essential Oils on their own can be a great and inexpensive way to have a collection of different fragrances for different occasions. Some pure, undiluted essential oils shouldn’t be used direct to the skin, and never on broken skin, because they may cause irritation or de-sensitisation. The easiest way to use them is to get a little spray bottle and dilute them with water – Add 10-15 drops of essential oil (either a single oil or a blend) per fluid ounce/30ml of water.  If you want you can also make up …

Sustainable Table – Old School shopping  

It’s time to start preparing for the holidays. Make it special, but make it sustainable and try to limit the amount of waste you produce. Everybody loves saving when buying groceries, so why not reduce your rubbish and save money by buying in bulk!   Here are 5 good reasons to start buying in bulk:   Plastic Free – We all need to take care of our planet and reduce the amount of plastic we produce. So how about we start with plastic? Usually people recommend to use BPA free plastic safe, however, the plastic used as an alternative can still be just as harmful, so choose a glass bottle instead!   Less waste – Use reusable rather than disposable containers when bulk buying to cut down the amount of rubbish produced.   Buy what you need – Bulk-buying gives you the opportunity to control how much you buy. You scoop in whatever you need. This helps you save money as you are only paying for what you need!   Natural Ingredients – The more natural ingredients …

Inspirational Woman: Ali Mutch

Ali Mutch is a former model, well known TV presenter, writer, journalist, producer and personal trainer. Born in England, she moved to Australia when she was 12. She currently juggles her time between presenting for TVSN, being mum to Phoenix, 3, working as a personal trainer for her business InnerFireFitness and her tots and babies photography company, Phoenix & Wren Photography.   What does natural beauty mean to you? It’s a genuine smile or a giggle that bubbles up from deep within and makes others around you feel happy. A smattering of freckles or the soft crinkles at the corners of your eyes, that are like a little road map of your life journey or simply a feature that makes you different and uniquely beautiful.   Do you live a green life? I try to live a fairly green life by doing small things that help reduce my footprint but I know I could be doing so much more. We are teaching our 3-year-old daughter important things like recycling, not wasting power, saving water, re-using paper for art projects (instead of …

Find the best eyeshadow palette for your eye colour

We all want to look naturally beautiful and find the best colours that suit our skin tone. While you probably know the best foundation colour, blush colour or lipstick for your skin tone, do you know the best eyeshadow palette for your eyes? You may be forgiven for thinking that you should chose eyeshadow tones similar to your eye colour, e.g. brown eyeshadow tones for brown eyes, greens for green etc., but actually it can sometimes have the opposite effect: Just like wearing similar colours to your skin tone, which can make you look washed out; wearing similar eyeshadow tones to your eye colour can dull down eyes, sending them into the background instead of making them pop. Actually the best colours for your eye colours are the ones you least expect, the opposite to your eye colour. BROWN: Avoid dark browns if you want your eyes to stand out.  Choose purples/lilacs, bright greens, peaches and copper or rusty browns. Best Ere Perez creative eye shadow duos: Green & Grin, Better Than Smokey, Without Clothes, …

Be Bold and Beautiful!    

With Bonnie Gillies aka @OzBeautyExpert Sometimes you have to just stand out from the crowd and be fearless…and that goes for makeup too. Even if you’re usually a natural no fuss, low key or “no makeup look” sort of a girl, it’s great to make that extra bit of a statement and go bold.   A bold hair style, bold lip and bold brows might just be all it takes to take your trademark look to the next level of fabulousness.   We shot these photos in NYC, because if you’re planning to be bold why not start in New York City?! It’s the capital of Bold!   Bold Lips: It’s time to research the perfect lip colour. Not everyone can wear the same colours, so the best option is to go to the cosmetic counter and test out a few bold options. Opt for Red, Fuchsia, Purple or Orange to really create a statement lip. Matte lip colours are also really big right now so ask to try some matte options too.   TRY …