Author: Katiana Salinas

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!

moringa mornings

For busy mornings, shared mirrors & skin that’s in need of a little lovin’… If you start the day with exercise, a swim, a surf, road-running or wake-up with dry skin, our moringa all-beauty crème will give your skin the pep it needs. This moisturising cream is versatile and designed to care for all skins, men included. Men’s skin can tend to be thicker and in need of a real boost of vitamins and hydration. We’re glad it’s 2019 and men can take care of their skin, spend a little money on products that make them look and feel good, and also – prevent damage from sun exposure, pollution and the weather. Switching to natural skin products can alleviate many common skin complaints, including dryness, redness and breakouts. And we all know that limiting our consumption of chemicals – both internally and externally – is a good thing.

antioxidants in skincare

Our skin is our largest organ, we really need to take care of it! An easy way to do so is by using products with antioxidants. We often hear the word antioxidants in our skincare products, but what does it actually mean? Here is a brief article about them and why to include them in your daily skincare routine. Let’s start from our inner body, our molecules. All living things contain molecules, which contain atoms each one with a proton (positive charge), neutron (neutral charge) and electron (negative charge). When an electron is lost then we have a Free Radical hanging around. Free Radicals can be caused by stress, non-balanced diet, lack of sleep, or environmental causes like pollution, alcohol, smoke, pesticides etc. This is not something you want as they immediately look for another electron to pair up with, usually taking it from a healthy stable molecule and causing oxidation. This oxidation is what accelerates the ageing process, but this is where antioxidants step in, they stabilise a free radical and stop its search …

play with pencils!

As adults, our opportunity for creativity and play can feel limited. We work hard, we pick up kids from school, we study, commute, sit at computer screens, shop for food, do laundry… the list is endless. Finding small moments in our daily lives that are playful + fun make a big difference! Any kind of expression – painting, drawing, watercolours, dancing, the clothes we wear, gardening, baking or crochet – can help us find a little joy. Makeup is the same; makeup is all about self-expression. Colour, texture, brushes… it’s a little like painting our faces, right? Our range of pencils for lips and eyes are fun, quirky, and colourful. Drawing lines, blending with fingers, it might be the only bit of creativity we get today – but we’ll take it! Explore for yourself and look out for all the tiny ways you can add ‘play’ into your life! Look#1 – Sesame lip liner, Brow pencil and Eye pencil FOREST

natural lips

Are you looking for an amazing natural lipstick? We promise ours is the best! We use hydrating olive oil in a rich formula that gives vibrant long-lasting colour. Won’t leave your lips dry or flaking – and most importantly, you’re not swallowing a dose of toxins when you wear it. did you know… Lipstick doesn’t just evaporate – it gets smudged off or eaten! Studies show that on average, women ingest between 1.5kg – 4kgs of lipstick in a lifetime. Of course, this depends on how much lipstick they wear and how often, but that’s a pretty scary fact when you consider the ingredients in most traditional lipstick formulas. Even the big cosmetic brands can pump their lipsticks with heavy metals, parabens and other undesirables. natural lipstick – hooray!

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 …

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 …

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…

last-minute holidays wrapping ideas

Wrap your gifts with a personal touch. I love reusing stuff I have at home to wrap my gifts! I feel they are made with extra love & care… plus it makes each gift super unique! What will you need: Old magazines for smaller boxes Old newspaper for larger boxes Jute/ twine Reused ribbon/ string Dried plants/ flowers Flowers with bright colors from the garden Reused postcards for tags To learn more about Ere Perez, click here. Sigue aquí el blog en español.

makeup your way

Some days you wear lip balm and a smile, your gorgeous freckles shine through. Other days, you want a full face of makeup. We are all so unique, our moods change and one of the great things about makeup is how it allows us to express our personality and how we are feeling. Anyone who says makeup isn’t creative, isn’t thinking about it in the right way! How we dress, how we style our hair and what we put on our faces is a way that we show who we are in the world. Some days you want to hide, some days you feel that happy glow. Some days you frown, others you are on top of the world. As the saying goes – there’s a lipstick to match that mood! Our oat milk foundation is for luxurious full coverage, for when you want a little extra on your skin. It comes in 6 awesomely wearable shades: Latte, Honey, Chai, Caramel, Brew, Mocha. Get yours! At the end of a long day, wipe it all …