Year: 2017

every decision counts

We live in an amazing time where we face huge environmental and social challenges, but we are also more equipped than ever to deal with these challenges and to meet them with creativity and innovation. The rise of the conscious consumer provides a unique opportunity for brands to see further than the traditional horizon of simply ‘doing enough’.

my day on a plate

My days are long, now that I am a mother to three incredible kids, while also being very involved with one of my greatest loves – my natural cosmetics brand. This has meant my daily habits have changed to fit everything in, but I still look after myself and aim to always nourish my body from the inside out. 

what being a makeup-artist yogi taught me about beauty

Sarina Zoe is a journalist, qualified yoga teacher, and she is the founder & editor of the blog PRAVAYAMA, The Modern Yoga Lifestyle. “For 11 years I have been helping people look and feel their best. I’m not a cosmetic surgeon, I’m not a self-help guru, but a makeup artist fascinated by the power of light and shade, contour and colour. Alongside eight years of dedicated yoga practice, I have come to view beauty from a myriad of literal and spiritual perspectives.  

beauty without bunnies

As a loyal fan of Ere Perez you will of course be aware that we are a cruelty-free company. Finally, the cosmetics industry is seeing the importance of having cruelty-free products! 2018 will be the start for all non-cruelty-free products to be banned in Australia. Check out this article in biscuit magazine (issue 27) showcasing our beautiful cruelty free makeup. “The government in Australia has proposed changes that mean any new cosmetic products entering the Australian market must not be tested on animals and must not contain any ingredients that have been tested on animals.

why reading books is fun

It has been said that stories are one of the best ways to understand who we are, that they reflect our lives, hopes, dreams and disappointments and capture what it means to be alive. This is one of the great gifts of books, their ability to make us feel something. You know when you read a book and it makes you laugh and reach for the tissues? I can tell how much I have enjoyed a novel by these two factors: 1) how much I just couldn’t put it down! 2) when it’s done, if I clutch the book to my chest like a very special thing for a moment, smiling.

no more no makeup days needed!

Based in Sydney and British born Estelle Thornton is an up and coming make up artist, using her years of passion for make up to seek and share more natural and ethical products.  Her bubbly personality matched with her skills with the brushes help create a makeup experience people feel and look there best. Discovering our makeup range inspired her to create beautiful natural looks. Read her story here. “Beauty the natural way, why everybody should be seeking natural, ethical and cruelty free makeup. I try to have a few no make up days within my week to let my skin breathe and have a break from the congestion in my pores, since discovering quality natural make up and seeking more ethical products, I feel less need to do so, it has been a real eye opener and has made me want to explore the realm of natural beauty products deeper and consider more what I choose to put on my skin and my clients.

gluten free orange cake

Over 16 years experience in health and fitness have taught Diana the essential role of food in the health and fitness balance. Food coaching at Body Be Well has allowed her to combine her passions for food, fitness, teaching and helping people realise goals they may never have imagined for themselves. Discover here her recipe for “Gluten Free Orange Cake”.

celebrate pachamama

Pachamama is the goddess of fertility, generosity and the feminine in Andean cultures in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. In Quechua and Aymara, ‘pacha’ is the word for the world, cosmos, time and space, while ‘mama’ means mother, making ‘Mother Earth’ a common English translation. The Sydney Latin American Film Festival created the Pachamama Festival in 2014 as a platform for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to renew their connections to nature, in a world seemingly at war with nature. It begins as a blank canvas each year and is filled by offerings of music, film, dance, food and storytelling in celebration and respect for a living earth that sustains us.