All posts tagged: eco friendly beauty

green monday

After the mayhem of Black Friday, Green Monday is about to hit. Black Friday has become a great platform for consumers to save on goods offered on sale on that day, and Green Monday is following suit. Usually the second Monday in December, we thought we’d challenge ourselves (and maybe you!) to use this day to purchase goods with a ‘green’ focus. This can mean many things – ethical sourcing, local, sustainable products, environmentally aware design, cruelty free – however you interpret this. We all consume a lot, from food, household goods, clothes, entertainment, advertising, social media, travel, transport, it’s at the centre of our lives! We thought Green Monday 2017 would be a good opportunity to see if we can use the day to look at what we purchase and consume. The more we consume, the more we buy, the more resources we are using.

celebrate pachamama

Pachamama is the goddess of fertility, generosity and the feminine in Andean cultures in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. In Quechua and Aymara, ‘pacha’ is the word for the world, cosmos, time and space, while ‘mama’ means mother, making ‘Mother Earth’ a common English translation. The Sydney Latin American Film Festival created the Pachamama Festival in 2014 as a platform for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to renew their connections to nature, in a world seemingly at war with nature. It begins as a blank canvas each year and is filled by offerings of music, film, dance, food and storytelling in celebration and respect for a living earth that sustains us.

Get the look: “Keeping it real”

When it comes to “keeping it real” we want to look after ourselves and the planet. So naturally, it has to be only the best vegan and eco-friendly beauty products all the way! That’s why Ere Perez is the naturally beautiful way to get this fresh-faced “keeping it real” look: No nasty sacrifices need to be made in the name of beauty! This step-by-step guide uses some of my favourite Ere Perez products that not only perform, but will also protect and nourish that gorgeous skin you’re in, so you can keep it real, the NATURAL way! THE BASE Begin by prepping the skin with your face oil or moisturiser of choice. Gently press onto the skin to wake up the skin cells and allow a minute or two for them to soak up the goodness. Next, apply Ere Perez Natural Oatmilk Foundation using the Ere Perez Eco Vegan Multipurpose Brush. Begin in the centre of the face, gently blending and buffing out, to create an even, medium coverage. Create a golden, glowing base using …