Month: June 2017

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. Advertisements

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.

break bad eating habits

Rosie Mansfield is a qualified Nutritionist based in her adopted home of Manly Beach, Sydney. Check her 5 easy ways to break an unhealthy eating pattern. “Start a food diary  Pretty much the most affordable, simple and effective habit changing aid. Observe your eating (and drinking) patterns to begin the ground work to positive change. I like to do one once a month to simply stay on track. Download a free food diary here.

keep fit & stay healthy

Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to keep fit and stay healthy when on a vegan diet. ‘I think being vegan and fit can be bit tricky, but as long as you focus on eating food high in nutrition, especially essential amino acids, then you will be fine. Lets take breakfast for example. First of all when I wake up during 1st hour of being awake I drink around 1-1.5L of water to make sure body is well hydrated and energised to kickstart my daily activities. Then, after 2 hours, I make breakfast, usually smoothie or acai bowl, loaded with oats, bananas, peanut butter or walnuts, chia seeds, crunchy granola (my fav) and plant-based protein (PranaOn is my fav). 

look – magic makeover

Photographer Becca Fitzgerald visited us recently with her friend and model Anna-Sofia at our office in Bondi. In only 20 minutes, they received a professional makeover by Ere, and participated in a vibrant photo shoot. Read Becca’s story here. “What’s better than a routine run to the office where you end up getting a make-over by one of the best in the Biz? A trip to Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics with our model Anna turned into just this, an impromptu make-up session with Ere herself, followed by a photo session with me. Ere and Anna’s rapport was in harmony, the perfect opportunity for some Friday afternoon fun.

look – bright eyes

This look is all about the eyes… and how to make them light up! Whether you have brown eyes, blue, green, amber, hazel, turquoise, aqua, grey or any variation in between, this is a tried and tested natural look that will allow your eyes to be the focus and catch the light. Perfect for a low key event, casual day off, brunch or afternoon tea, monday morning at work when you want to start the week fresh-faced and invigorated… we love this look for its subtlety and understated clarity. Natural beauty is our best thing and this look is just that! Especially when you want to give your skin a break from foundation and let it breathe. For a natural look that is effortless and casual, for bright eyes even on cloudy days, follow these simple suggestions and enjoy.