Life is full-on in 2019. We see it every day in the news, there’s poverty, wars, inequality, climate change, deforestation, plastic in our oceans. If I see one more picture of a turtle swimming in plastic bags… we are all suffering from compassion overload! There are so many things wrong with society that we wish we could change, that sometimes it feels easier to just switch off and forget. While things can feel overwhelming, there is also so much hope. We can’t fight every battle single-handedly, but as humans and consumers – we have more power than we know. All around us, our world is changing for the better. Every day people have made new systems, creations, businesses and laws that mean we are treating each other, our planet and animals BETTER. There are so many ways to put our money to good causes, ethical brands, and solutions that HELP.
This mother’s day, treat your mum (and yourself!) with our healthy & beautiful selection. Australian blue cypress face nectar : find your way to beautiful skin with a few drops of this fast absorbing, lightweight, balancing nectar
You know oat milk and quinoa from our new and much-loved natural liquid foundations, but of course, they are also great ingredients for your vegan breakfast. Check this recipe from Hong Kong blogger Angie Li for a delicious oat milk and quinoa porridge.
By Kiarra Smith As an Image Consultant and Style Coach, one of the things I do is teach women the colours to wear that make them glow, including makeup colours. Depending on the colour of your hair, skin and eyes, certain colours will harmonise with your unique colouring, while others will cause you to appear washed out and lifeless. Read on to find out which of Ere Perez’s new Cacao Lip Colours to choose for your colouring! The newly-released Cacao Lip Colours by Ere Perez are hydrating and moisturising to your lips while adding a sheer wash of colour. Because of this, all six shades are very forgiving and wearable, so you’re sure to find a shade that looks stunning on you! Here are my recommendations…
James Aspey is an Australian animal rights activist and lecturer. He is known for remaining silent for an entire year to raise awareness on animal cruelties. Read here about him and the ‘vegan revolution’. “To many people, veganism can seem like an extreme, challenging, unsatisfying and unnecessary lifestyle choice. I’ve been vegan for nearly four years and I can tell you that being vegan is one of the most life-enriching, positive, health-enhancing and important things I’ve ever done in my life. In fact, you’d hard-pressed to find a vegan who doesn’t agree it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done!
Diana Tencic, food coach at BodyBeWell says: “Food and fitness are my life – and in that order too. We place so much emphasis on training our bodies while forgetting the essential fuels our bodies require. For me, it’s the combination of these two in balance that are the key to achieving a leaner, stronger, fitter you.” Please read here on Diana’s delicious Vegan Lentil Curry. Ingredients: one tin organic lentils water drained 2 mushrooms finely sliced 1/2 carrot sliced
Samantha Hill, aka Priti Yogi, is a Brisbane based Yoga teacher and blogger. Sam started practicing Yoga in 2015 and her passion for Yoga led her to complete her YTT in 2016. Sam likes spending her spare time exploring nature, reading, and trying out fresh new Vegan food. Sam is passionate about animal welfare and empowering others to overcome fear and self-doubt so that they can start creating a life of their dreams. “About 5 years ago, my lifestyle changed in a big way. I made the decision to start living in a way that was not only good for my body, mind, and soul but also good for the animals. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Since changing my lifestyle I am the healthiest I have ever been. I rarely get sick, I am happier, healthier & I have more energy.
Light is an ephemeral quality that we just can’t live without! The rising and setting of the sun are the only events that happen every single day, no matter what. As they say, the sun always rises! Around the world, whether northern or southern hemisphere, light defines our lives and our lifestyles. As seasons change our worlds get darker in the mornings, lighter in the evenings, days stretch to midnight or fall short at 5pm. We are in a constant state of adjusting to how much light there is outside. This affects what we wear, how we eat, when we exercise, and what activities we can enjoy outdoors. This fluctuating state is universal and it can be said that in spring time, wherever you are in the world, as blossoms appear on trees and the air warms up, really, what we are most grateful for at the end of a long winter is more light in our lives. Light makes things grow – plants, trees, the food we eat; light also has an amazing ability …
They say there’s a reason and a season for everything and as the year draws to a close (it’s November already!) we are celebrating the challenges, successes & learning of this year but also looking with excitement to 2017. We are always striving to find better ways to create the most beautiful natural skincare products and next year will be full of new things! We’ve been all about makeup for 13years and our evolution is not complete: we love to update, refresh, evolve our formulations, colour palettes, sustainability and packaging. We’ve made a big step for the environment this year, getting certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute to be Carbon Neutral. Now, we can happily announce we are expanding into products for the whole body and face..!
We all know that special feeling, butterflies in the tummy, throat a little tight, a mix of anticipation and expectation as the plane takes off. It’s the feeling of leaving the daily grind behind, of soaring to new heights and reaching new shores. Travel may seem like a luxury, an added bonus if we get everything else right, but expanding your horizons is much more than that. A holiday, be it for two days or two months does more than relax us. It makes us better people.