Month: July 2019

the zero-waste shopping revolution

Meet the Ere Perez community! Let us introduce you to our neighbour and friend “The Health Emporium” in Bondi, Australia. It’s already been a year since Australia’s supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles dropped their single use plastic bags at their checkouts. As we begin to choose more sustainable and ethical produce, we are choosing zero-waste options. The Health Emporium in Bondi are not only providing high quality organic produce, naturopathic supplements and natural beauty products, but are consciously practising environmental sustainability that aims to look after each other and most importantly our planet.

red & pink

Hooray for friends, the people who get us through bad times, and make good times even better! Here’s to all the laughter, tears, dancing, endless heart-to-hearts, hugs, being a shoulder to cry on and having a shoulder when you need it… We share so much with our bosom buddies, we wanted to create a look for 2. Think – getting ready for a party together, bridal party makeup, housemates sharing the mirror on a Saturday night, matching lips with your sister… We thought it would be fun to experiment on two of our fav gal-pals, Pausha & Camilla. They have different complexions and features – we wanted to see what happened when we used the same products on them. We think it turned out super cute, you can do this with your friends!

being a friend

As friends, we carry the happiness and hurts of our nearest & dearest. We ride the waves of life with each other – and I am so grateful for the amazing people who share their lives with me. Friends are different to family and lovers, these relationships have their own unique flare and intimacy and isn’t it amazing to be able to pick up the phone, or arrive on a doorstep, and be hugged, held, consoled, listened to, appreciated, propped-up, embraced, cheered up and encouraged? In life, sometimes our friends help us manage the other relationships in our life. We can talk about our family relationships and our romantic ones. Friendship can create a safe space to say how we really feel, get it all out, and vent, whether it’s about love, work or family dynamics. Friends can make us stronger and braver, remind us of our inner wisdom and reflect back who we are when we forget. Because we can all forget… we fall off wagons, give up on dreams, go back to situations …

feel good sisterhood

Nicole Joy is a woman of many talents! Brilliant talents may we add! Not only does she host events sharing her knowledge of crystal sound bowls to help women FEEL amazing, she also speaks at schools sharing her love and knowledge of mindfulness, creates recipes and books, is an essentials oils advocate and goddess AND qualified Pilates instructor. And on top of ALL of this, Nicole Joy is a seriously gorgeous, high vibe, honest and real voice to her wonderful tribe.

make up or not

To makeup or not to makeup? It’s totally up to you! Our relationship to makeup is personal – it can change over time or stay consistent for decades. Some women prefer neutrals, while others experiment with vibrant colours. Our makeup routine can reflect how we are feeling, be used to change how we feel or be an outlet for creativity. You can love wearing makeup daily or only on special occasions – either way, we want you to LOVE your skin, how it feels and how it looks in the mirror. We celebrate skin with makeup on it, and skin without. We want you to feel great when you are all made up for an event, and when you are bare-faced and casually dressed. We love bright lipstick with old jeans, and cocktail dresses with barely-there makeup. In our world – anything goes. look #1: BEAUTY This could be for home only, a NYE party or heading off to yoga. It’s a guaranteed natural glow!

night-time rituals for beauty sleep

Barre Body defines themselves as Australia’s best boutique barre & fitness. With studios across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they are the home of barre, yoga, pilates, and more… They also share their tips for healthy lifestyle, fitness, wellness & more on their blog. The team at Barre Body recently met with Sally Flowers of Home Sanctuary, to discuss the way we can get a better sleep: “We all know sleep is good for us. But while most of us could happily slumber right through alarm time, actually getting to sleep can be a little more elusive. Blame the auto-play feature on Netflix, the addictive nature of scrolling, or the 3 coffees you chugged to wake you up today (ironic) – getting sleepy can be exhausting! If you have an inkling that your insomnia may be self-inflicted, join the club. We chatted to Home Sanctuary’s Sally Flower about how to create a night-time ritual. Here’s what our dreamy expert had to say: If you have trouble reaching the utopia of quality sleep, you are not alone. According to the Sleep Health …

our non-gmo promise

The issue of genetically modified food has people concerned for many reasons. GMO, “genetically modified organisms”, basically means that they have been created scientifically in a laboratory using genetic-modification techniques. Scientists, consumer and environmental groups have lobbied against genetic interference of our food for health and environmental reasons. While there are regulations about GMO foods in many countries, they don’t apply to cosmetics and skin care products. We are aware of people’s concern regarding GMO ingredients cosmetics affecting human health. Even if cosmetics are only applied to our body, we all know that skin is the largest organ in the body. To date, there is no scientific evidence that GMO ingredients used in cosmetics are unsafe, but still we want to give peace of mind to our customers.

best ever vegan pancakes

Raphaelle is a French mum living in Hong Kong. Passionate by cooking and challenged by her kids’ allergies and her wish use only vegan & cruelty-free ingredients, she recently launched “Veggie Rapha” to share her best plant-based recipes with a French twist. Check here her vegan pancakes recipes to share with family and friends! “Easy-peasy, healthy and super fluffy, best ever vegan pancakes!! This is my exclusive recipe, improved to perfection, for deliciously fluffy pancakes! The mashed banana replaces eggs and gives perfect moisture and softness to those little pieces of heaven. So easy and quick to prepare, you can enjoy them any time you want! For 6 pancakes, Ingredients:

authentically beautiful

The goddess that is Lara Ekuwa Baidoo shared with us her wisdom around shining your unique truth and living a life of complete authenticity. Lara is passionate about creating safe spaces for strong women of colour to help them heal from past trauma and guide them into stepping fully into their unique and authentic magic – all through the power of storytelling. Lara has created a beautiful online space and coaching course which supports the challenges faced by women of colour on their healing journeys. Through sharing her own experiences and healing journey, Lara shows just how magical it is to be real, raw and unapologetically authentic.

all about this beauty: translucent corn powder

Banish shine with this ultra-light translucent powder that naturally absorbs oil from the face. Made with corn, there’s no better way to combat excessive moisture from the skin’s surface. It’s multi-functional, so you can use alone to control shine or over foundation as a finisher. Use lightly over eyeshadow and lipstick for prolonged wear. Apply with the Ere Perez Kabuki Brush and keep with you throughout the day..