Author: Ere Perez

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 …

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..

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 …

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…

goddess nectar

The in-between seasons can affect skin just as much as winter and summer. The only difference is, sometimes we forget this! When it’s not icy cold of blazing hot, we can feel like our skin is taken care of as its not assaulted by the elements in extreme ways. We can relax a little in our skin routine and beauty rituals. We are all about a fuss-free lifestyle, but our skin needs our attention all year round. In spring and autumn/fall, we still need to nourish our skin as it recovers from what has just been and gets ready for the season ahead. In fact, often the prep work we do at these times can see our skin through a snowy winter or a humid summer. You may not need an intensive night cream or lip treatment in these months, but an all-purpose facial oil is perfect for lighter weather.

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 …