Month: June 2019

sustainable palm oil

We know you care about the issue of palm oil – and so do we… We take seriously the environmental concerns of the palm oil industry and endeavour to minimise use of this ingredient in our products. Our company is constantly looking for sustainable alternatives not just for this palm oil, but for all our formulations and packaging. While we are working towards phasing out palm oil entirely, we have taken the best action possible to mitigate against our minimal usage. We are members of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and have approval to use their logo. This means that we have calculated the total amount of palm oil used in our formulations, including products where there may be possible palm-oil derivatives, and we offset this with the purchase of RSPO certified credits. These credits incentivise the production of certified sustainable palm oil. You will see this authorisation on our packaging with the following symbol.  

light thoughts

Light is an essential part of our world. It warms us, makes plants grow, helps us see in the dark. It is heralded as holy in religions, ceremonies, light begins every new day. We use the word in our speech often without even realising it – lighten your load; lighten up; I felt lighter. Light can also be used to describe the quality of our thoughts. How we think & feel about ourselves and others. There’s a lot of talk these days about positive thoughts vs negative thoughts. And sometimes, it seems unrealistic. If we are feeling really negative about something, making a positive or happy statement about it just feels false! You know what I’m talking about. Sometimes we can’t fake how we feel, we just have to feel it. I’d like to share something a meditation teacher once told me. Rather than reaching for a ‘positive’ thought, try to find one that is a step lighter. In practical terms, what does this mean?

pleasure and pms

Emmie Rae is a Restorative Yoga teacher based in Sydney, Australia. She created her journal emmierae.com to share her relaxation practices and inspiration. We’ve been inspired by this article about pleasure and premenstrual syndrome. “Last month will go down in history as The Month I Suffered Zero Pre-Menstrual Syndrome symptoms. Suffering zero PMS symptoms always seemed to me, a ridiculous goal. A goal that takes an interest in health too far, that strives for perfection, that comes at the sake of having any fun or semblance of a life or personality remain. I have noticed in myself, that PMS symptoms generally appear to be, almost directly related to how stressful the last month of my life was. And while ridding myself of them completely, only to run out into the woods as the full moon rises and bleed directly into the earth wearing a floaty white dress is not really my goal (but cool if it’s yours) to be able to experience less discomfort and more chill (though crying at unrequited love between tv show …

gorgeous in gorgeous

Allie Athanasio is a gorgeous, curvaceous model and self-love advocate. She creates amazing content surrounding these, and a few more juicy, topics, which she shares with her strong social media following. When not sharing her wisdom, Allie is also an actress, wanderer and all-round creative, who shares her vibrant life and love and inner positivity with the world. She uses her voice to inspire women to embrace and love their natural beauty and is also a huge advocate for mental health awareness.

smoothie for healthy hair

Christophe Robin is a celebrity colorist & Founder of “Christophe Robin haircare“,  dedicated to sensitive and color-treated hair, using natural ingredients. To boost the external action of hair hydration, Christophe Robin shares his recipe gorged in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to strengthen the hair and add shine. “Why is my hair dull, lifeless and lacking elasticity?”, “Why is my hair static?” “Why does it inflate at the slightest sign of humidity?”. These are all signs of the same underlying cause: hair dehydration. Hair needs hydration, just like skin does. Wind, cold weather, sun and friction caused by hats or scarves are all factors contributing to hair’s dryness on a daily basis.

treat your eyes

We all want shiny bright eyes, whites that are super white and not a touch of redness. Tiredness, too much time staring at screens and pollution or wind can make our eyes red and scratchy. As women, another big factor is what we put on our eyes. It can all look okay in the mirror – but who knows the feeling of checking your reflection later in a mirror and seeing those puffy, sore eyes staring back? Luckily – in 2019, there’s a solution! People talk a lot about detoxing from toxins and chemicals, and makeup is so important. Especially the eyes. If you feel your eyes reacting to eyeshadow and stinging when you wear your favourite mascara, it’s a sign that you need to switch to natural makeup. Our eyes tell a lot about our body, so let’s listen to what the information we are giving us…

get gorgeous

Do you wear eyeshadow? Do you know that we have three colour palettes you’ll love? Do you know we are so eco-friendly & aware of your wallet – you can buy your favourite shades individually when they run out? Chamomile Eye Palette – gorgeous is much-loved and you should know all about her. She has six eyeshadows in neutral and earthy tones. Including three shimmer shades + three matte shades. Formulated with calming chamomile, so natural & friendly to sensitive eyes. We’ve all looked in the mirror after a few hours of wearing eyeshadow, only to see red, unhappy eyes staring back. Gorgeous will not do this to your precious eyes! The colours in this palette are named after some of Ere’s favourite women: AYLIN – warm sand * FAY – autumn hues * ANA – light terracotta KAT – bronze goddess * VICKY – golden olive * ESTELLE – deep brown

conscious choices

Health and fitness guru Emily Campbell sat down with us to chat about all things conscious choice and making the switch to natural products. Emily Campbell is a leading Female Fitness expert and co-founder of Fiit Chick Transformations. Her mission is to change the lives of over 10 million females by teaching them how to live a healthy, active and fulfilled life.

vegan pout

Life is full-on in 2019. We see it every day in the news, there’s poverty, wars, inequality, climate change, deforestation, plastic in our oceans. If I see one more picture of a turtle swimming in plastic bags… we are all suffering from compassion overload! There are so many things wrong with society that we wish we could change, that sometimes it feels easier to just switch off and forget. While things can feel overwhelming, there is also so much hope. We can’t fight every battle single-handedly, but as humans and consumers – we have more power than we know. All around us, our world is changing for the better. Every day people have made new systems, creations, businesses and laws that mean we are treating each other, our planet and animals BETTER. There are so many ways to put our money to good causes, ethical brands, and solutions that HELP.