Month: August 2016

Get The Look: Natural, Not Nude

So you want to be a natural beauty? Guess what! You don’t need to give up your favourite lippy and go nude to do it! Rather than walking around bare-faced, why not play with some of Ere Perez’s gorgeous vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly products that allow you to achieve your favourite glam look, the NATURAL way. Not only will you be making a stand for the environment, you’ll also be protecting and nourishing the beautiful skin you’re in without any compromise on your favourite makeup looks! Let nature speak for itself with this step by step guide to getting the look “natural not nude” with Ere Perez. THE BASE Begin by prepping the skin with your face oil or moisturiser of choice. Gently press onto the skin to increase blood flow to the cells and allow a minute or two for them to soak it all in. Next apply Ere Perez Natural Oatmilk Foundation using the Ere Perez Eco Vegan Multipurpose Brush. Begin in the centre of the face, gently blending and buffing out, to create …

Zara D’Cotta: Six reasons to eat with seasons

Zara D’Cotta started OhMyGoodness (OMG) following her breast cancer diagnosis just before her 30th birthday. This life-changing experience inspired her to take a leap of faith and leave her career in corporate communications to combine her passion for health and wellbeing with her love of storytelling. Zara noticed a push towards locally grown food; a desire to build our sense of community; the growing importance of wellbeing and interest in finding new and fun ways to exercise.  OhMyGoodness (OMG), her ultimate guide to healthy living, is now followed by 30,000 Australians who love its guides to the hottest healthy eating spots, fitness trends, travel adventures and beautifully styled whole food recipes. One of Zara’s key healthy eating tips is to eat seasonal produce. In a recent blog post, she explained why. Mother Nature is a very clever lady. She knows what foods are best to nourish and sustain us through each season, making sure they are abundant and ripe for the picking at the time of year we need them most. It’s no coincidence that root vegetables (like sweet potato, beetroot, carrot, swede) are plentiful in winter.  They have a …

Inspirational Woman: Olivia Wollenberg

Olivia Wollenberg is a British foodie blogger, best-selling author and super force behind Livia’s Kitchen. Having been diagnosed with severe food intolerances, Olivia turned her desire for “free from” sweet treats into a hugely popular brand of healthy treats and desserts with a twist. She tells us what inspires her, how she stays healthy and what’s next for Livia’s Kitchen. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? Being naturally beautiful to me, is all about being who you are! Whether that’s in terms of using the makeup and wearing the clothes that best represent the person you feel you are, or speaking your mind and remaining true to yourself. What inspires you? The main thing that inspires me is seeing how people get over their hurdles and grow from them rather than falling down.  I have big goals and I work really hard in order to reach them and I definitely get inspired by learning from others how they have dealt with difficult situations and how they have turned negatives into positives.  I’m also really inspired by others within the …

Deep clean your skin with our cocoa butter mask

There are many ways to deep cleanse your skin and moisturize with natural and healthy ingredients, but the following amazing DIY face mask, made with cocoa butter, almond and chamomile oils, does both at the same time and you’re going to love it! What you need: Cocoa butter 7 teaspoons of almond oil 1 teaspoon of chamomile oil   Preparation: Melt a few grams of cocoa butter and mix together in a pan with the 7 tablespoons of almond oil on a low heat. Add a tablespoon of chamomile oil and stir until the mixture is properly blended together. Leave to cool.   How to apply: Apply some of the mixture to the face in a circular motion with a moistened cotton pad. Leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After your face is clean, rinse it again, but now with cold tap water to help close the pores and improve circulation. That’s it! In addition to cleansing the skin, this mask works as an excellent moisturizer and it smells delicious …

Meet our resident artist!

At Ere Perez we’re lucky to have a great diversity of people in our team. Our graphic designer, Carlos Agamez Garcia, who comes from Columbia is an amazing artist whose work is celebrated both in his home country and also in Sydney where he currently lives. His recent exhibition in Sydney presented artworks inspired by the struggles of refugees, migrants and the homeless was met with great acclaim. Following a painting course, his first formal experience in art, Carlos studied graphic design at University, after which he travelled to Europe for a cultural exchange and got totally inspired! Having returned to Colombia, he started to work with art full time and in 2012 received a scholarship from UNESCO to travel to Australia for an artist residency. In Sydney he developed his collection,  ‘A Little Piece of Heaven’ as a comparison between refugees in Australia and IDPs in Colombia. Carlos is currently researching the theme of identity and the concept of ‘home’ and continues to convey his thoughts, talent and personality through his incredible paintings. As our graphic designer, he …

Give some Love for our new UK Retailer!

We’re continuing to build on our brand internationally and have just launched with another fantastic online retailer in the UK – LoveLula. LoveLula is one of the leading online natural cosmetics and skincare retailers in Europe and supports the growth of the chemical free, cruelty free natural cosmetics market in the UK and internationally. Give them some love and find our products here: www.lovelula.com    

Pro Pick: Rice Powder Perfection with Ere Perez

Bronzer and blush are, without a doubt, two of my beauty kit faves! And when it comes to choosing beautiful, vegan, eco friendly powders that perform, I can’t go past Ere Perez’s range of Pure Rice Powders. Good for the planet AND good for me – the choice is black and white! So we know rice is good in sushi, but why is it good in these sleek, colour powder-filled compacts? Well you probably didn’t know this, but rice can actually absorb impurities from your skin as well as soaking up excess oil. This means you can get a gorgeous shine free finish regardless of your skin type, without being dried out and clogged up. The non-GMO rice particles are super fine which not only allows for a smooth application and silky texture, but it also allows the skin to BREATHE, which is oh-so-important for keeping the complexion at its healthy glowing best. Why do we use bronzer and blush? We all want that healthy, glowing complexion I mentioned above, right? Well, bronzer and blush …