Author: Ere Perez

trouble spots

We all want beautiful skin. Even if you sleep well, drink water, cut caffeine & alcohol, exercise, eat clean & green, cleanse, tone, moisturise – you can still end up with something you don’t like about your skin. These days, social media can make us feel like our skin is flawed. We have to remind ourselves most of what we see online is edited, photoshopped, airbrushed, filtered and often involves a hundred products to get that one shot. We know this, but still, we all want perfect airbrushed-in-real-life skin! There’s redness, dry patches, dark circles, pregnancy pigmentation, hormonal breakouts and those weird giant spots that pop up out of nowhere… welcome to reality and real skin. Through all of these little changes, or issues that can feel like big problems as we struggle to resolve them – we have to love our skin.

feminine energy

Monica Yates is an ICF certified Life Coach and Period Coach. She is your go-to girl when it comes to anything period related. She shares with us the importance of honouring our feminine part and how to do so. “The modern world is predominantly masculine dominated and as a result, women have become much more masculine in the workplace, bedroom and at home. Now I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, but if a man is trying to be masculine and a woman is also always in her masculine, there isn’t the opportunity for polarity which is vital in a sexual relationship. I did an Instagram story about this last week and got a few messages of hate saying that I was alluding that women couldn’t be CEO’s and had to be sheep. Ummmmm….that was NOT what I was saying at all. In fact the opposite. I want my business to take off into a massive corporation and to be running the show! What I was instead saying, is that imagine if in the workplace, …

all-time beauty

Beauty exists at every age – and don’t you try and tell us otherwise! Some of our greatest style icons & beauty influencers are timelessly elegant and gorgeous whether they are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond. It was Oprah Winfrey who famously once said that 50 is the new 40. This is for faces that have lived, for skin with character and adventure at the edges. We want you to feel sassy, confident and beautiful, from here on in. If you are facing your 30th or just had your 47th, if you are worried that 25 feels suddenly too old… we got you. Time is one thing we can do nothing about, but we can do a lot to nourish and care for our skin along the way: Switch to natural skincare and makeup products. This will help your skin and your health. Hydrate your body with water, and your skin with moisturizing products. It’s never too late – or early! – for an eye cream. Our tip is to use your …

love your foundation

Foundation, if you think about it, is a really interesting word we use for a makeup product! In the beauty bizz, it means the first layer of makeup you apply to your face, which you then layer with colour, powders, mascaras – all the fun thing! But foundation is the beginning… Celebrating mothers, women, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts this month, got us thinking about the foundations of these relationships. And mainly – it is love! In many ways, love is the bond we share in our relationships. This doesn’t mean however, that relationships aren’t also: challenging, upsetting, frustrating, disappointing, hard and sometimes – just really too much. The ups and downs we go through in our lives as we grow are all part of the process of being human. With family (the ones we are born into and the ones we find for ourselves), love brings us back. To gratitude, forgiveness, healing, second chances, care, hope and renewal. Above all else, if we can remember love as our foundation, it can get us through …

fun & joy: colour therapy

What we eat, drink, how we exercise, who we spend time with, the work we do, families we were born into and the ones we create, where we live – contributes to how we feel every day. Even weather can lift or sink our mood! We all know the feeling of a grey day, when its gloomy outside and harder to get out of bed. Or sometimes relationships can make us feel glum. We have a fight with a friend, a partner, or suffer loss in our lives. Or simply – we are too busy or stressed to smile. While there are many ways to help us feel better, COLOUR is a tool that’s always available.

youth in business, meet Ned

Young entrepreneur Ned Heaton is only 11 years old and is already half way through a year-long youth entrepreneur business program. With the company he created, “The Turtle Tribe”, he has just been announced as a 2019 finalist in the International BE THE CHANGE Awards. Why did you go into business in the first place? My parents advised me that being able to run my own business would give me more opportunities to have a positive impact in the world and be in control of my own destiny.

urban detox

Two of the biggest stressors for our skin are the sun, and pollution. We can wear hats and apply SPF for sun protection – protecting against pollution is more complicated. The urban areas we live & work in are usually polluted. Smog from cars, congestion, lack of green spaces all contribute to an environment that is not always skin-friendly. Invisible particles in the air can clog pores, affect skin health and contribute to lines developing. You know when you haven’t binged on junk food or alcohol, you’ve exercised nearly every day and still – you wake up on a Sunday morning with redness or a breakout? Sometimes, pollution is the villain… We can’t do much about the pollution that gets on our skin as we wait for the bus, catch the subway or take a stroll to the neighbourhood park, we can do a lot about getting it off. This is our best defence… remove remove remove!

coconut banana bread

Lee Holmes is a Sydney-based Holistic Food and Nutrition Coach, a certified health and wellness coach and a wholefoods chef. She created “Supercharged food” to help you feel amazing and improve your health through diet and nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips. Check here her recipe for Coconut Banana Bread. Ingredients: Makes 8 slices – 119 calories per slice (498kJs) 3 ripe small bananas 3 medium eggs, lightly whisked 90 g (31/4oz/ 1/4cup) rice malt (brown rice) syrup a few drops alcohol-free vanilla extract 30 g (1 oz/1/4cup) coconut flour ¾ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) ½teaspoon salt fruit, to serve (optional)