Month: January 2019

gifting love & friendship (…and a cup of tea)

Sharing tea or coffee is one of the best ways to catch up with friends and loved ones. Valentines coming up gave me the idea of sharing an easy inexpensive gift full of love, that you can make at home and share for that wanted & necessary catch up. Want to gift the boost of energy for anyone’s start of the day? Here is an easy recipe to gift: Homemade uplifting tea – Chai Tea 4 slices of ginger 4 pots cardamom 1 stick cinnamon 6 black pepper 4 cloves Mix in herbs and put them into small drawstring bags for gifting. For unwinding, here is a homemade relaxing tea: Homemade relaxing tea 1 teaspoon Chamomile flowers 1 teaspoon Rosebuds/ rose petals 1 teaspoon Peppermint 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers ½ teasppon Lemon Balm Mix the herbs and put them into small bags for gifting. How to serve your tea: Empty the ingredients into a teapot or mug with a strainer. Boil a kettle or bring water to a boil on the stove. Add boiling water to …

new york, we love you!

My brand is one of my greatest loves. Beginning in Bondi, it has grown and expanded all the way to New York! We recently travelled to the Big Apple with my family and team of amazing people who put so much love and passion into Ere Perez. We met incredible people, trained our new distributors and exhibited our hearts out to thousands of people. For a small brand that began in Australia, we have loved the journey of sharing our products with people all over the world. Expanding to the US was a highlight of 2018. Seeing people discover our products, learn about the brand and explore our makeup & skincare made me so happy!

all about this beauty: moringa all-beauty crème

Classic all-round beauty cream with a light and dreamy texture that moisturises while promoting radiance. A synergy of uniquely nutritious ingredients melts deeply into skin, gently soothing dryness, tired skin & sensitivities. When applied to skin, this hydrating cream leaves a satiny, glowing complexion. It’s the perfect prep for natural skin or makeup. Featuring moringa, known to accelerate cell renewal with potent vitamins A and amino acids. Boosting youthfulness with apricot kernel oil to firm and tone. Lemon balm offers powerful antioxidants, and prickly pear’s famously high vitamin E content encourages healthy skin. Welcome to your next beauty staple.

love your life

A new year is the perfect time for reflection, goal-setting and visioning all we want to achieve in the coming 12 months. The first few months can be a flurry of resolutions, best intentions, and dreams! In the constant push to better ourselves, to advance, to improve and live our best lives, it’s good to remember that we are already good enough. While it’s great to focus on fitness plans, new nutrition goals, career wishes or leisure pursuits, there is a place for gratefulness too. Often, we can get caught in the trap of seeking more and more. In this cycle, we are actually running away from the present moment and from who we are right here and now. We are seeking, the new improved version of ourselves, but what’s so wrong with the current one?

lipstick love

February is the month of love. Why? Ask St. Valentine! We are celebrating love in all forms. Lips are a very sensual part of our bodies, especially because we use them for kissing! We are reminding ourselves – and all of you – that your lips deserve love, regardless of who is/isn’t kissing them. Sometimes we can get into the habit of saving lipstick only for date night. Or putting it on as a way of impressing someone, or grabbing a certain person’s attention. What if, in February, we love our lips, just for us? Lips are our smile, part of our enjoyment of delicious drinks and yummy food. They show our emotions and help us talk and sing! There are many ways to show your lips some love: use a lip sugar scrub to remove dead skin, apply our cranberry lip & eye cream at night to hydrate, remember your lip balm when you leave the house! The more you look after your lips, the better they will be when you apply lipstick. Most …

hyperpigmentation: don’t cover it, glow with it!

Hyperpigmentation is no joke! As a makeup artist, I come across many women asking for a full coverage foundation. They ask me to apply foundation & concealer, plus makeup powder all over the face, in order to cover their pigmentation as much as they can. But let’s be honest: too much makeup doesn’t make us feel fresh or free! Something in these women’s eyes tells me that their hyperpigmentation makes them feel angry, sad, insecure… and basically unpretty. I know it affects them whatever their story is: pregnancy, sun pigmentation or age pigmentation. Personally, I think that every feature of you is beautiful and makes you unique, and you don’t have to feel ashamed. I’m going to share some tips on how to wear a light fresh makeup while covering your pigmentation. The secret is the GLOW.

snack healthy

For most of us, making healthy meals three times a day is a priority. Even when we are busy, we try to focus on healthy ingredients. It’s the snacks that get us! These days it is so easy to reach for junk food. It’s at the checkout at supermarkets, there are many fast food joints on every street, and we are feeling stressed or emotional – we often reach for chocolate, ice cream, cookies, crisps or something that we think will provide comfort. Unfortunately, even if it tastes delicious, eating too much of these kinds of food isn’t good for our bodies or our moods. Unhealthy snacks are loaded with sugar, salt and bad fats. Once the initial high is over, our energy crashes, our skin breaks out, we can feel grumpy and bloated. Science shows that the more junk food we eat, because of the high sugar and salt content, the more we crave them. It’s a tricky cycle to break! To beat these kinds of mood swings, it’s best to reach for healthier …

make time for fitness

Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to stay fit and healthy in this new year. “With the start of the new year, we are always very busy: getting back to work after many festivities, setting up new routines,… That means you will have less time to focus on yourself, keep in shape, attend fitness classes, seeing your personal trainer, eating clean and healthy… But it doesn’t mean you have to stop! Even 20-30 minutes a day can make big difference to your come back in the New Year, 2019.

new year shine

It’s 2019 and we are ready for awesomeness! January is the perfect time to vision all we want to accomplish for the year. If you are feeling a little sluggish after a long holiday + festive season, or maybe like your skin has had too much sun, snow or too many parties – focusing on detoxing, eating clean food, plenty of water plus early nights. It’s the recipe to get your glow back. That’s the inside. Now for the outside! We can’t go past a highlighter to bring in the new year, keep the holiday feels rolling, and also to shimmer to the office because, let’s face it, for January, we’d all rather be on a beach somewhere! Highlighter is the perfect way to remind yourself of all the exciting things 2019 will bring, of the dreams that will blossom and the moments that’ll leave us breathless. The lovely Ingrid shows us how it’s done…