- Jan152018Ellis JamesRead more
The first step to finding the perfect new haircut is to decide what face shape you have. Knowing if that perfect new cut you saw on your favourite movie star is going to suit you is an important, but easy step if you know which one of the six face shapes you have. The best way to find out what face shape you have is to tie your hair back and face a mirror.
- Jan082018Ellis JamesRead more
They say you are what you eat, and beauty experts and nutritionists agree that taking care of your skin from the inside is just as important as taking care of it from the outside. There’s only so much you can do with lotions and potions, your skin also needs to be given all the right nutrients, vitamins and minerals to stay in amazing condition and fight the aging process. The wrong foods can contribute to water retention, swelling, redness, acne and wrinkles, but a skin friendly diet helps to plump, hydrate and firm your skin.
- Jan012018Ellis JamesRead more
Work wardrobes for women are so diverse these days. Some organisations are hugely corporate, some very relaxed. Expectations and the status quo can vary from industry to industry, city to city and even just one company to the next. On the whole, working wardrobes do seem a little more casual than a decade ago, but there will always be exceptions to the rule.
- Dec252017Ellis JamesRead more
With the correct application and a little bit of contouring magic, you can use make-up to take pounds off of your face or make a rounder face shape look much slimmer. It’s actually relatively easy and there are many multi-purpose products out there to choose from.
- Dec182017Ellis JamesRead more
It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut with your eye makeup, either playing safe and sticking to a neutral dusting of eye shadow and a bit of eye liner, or wearing the same thing day after day. There’s the color of your outfit to consider, the hue of your hair, the color of eyes and the shade of your skin.
- Dec152017Ellis JamesRead more
Beauty has become fairly high tech these days, with very complex compounds, scientific sounding names and price tags to match! There are some amazing products out there, but understandably some of us want to keep things natural and chemical free. There’s also a growing trend for synthetic fragrance, paraben and sodium laurel sulfate free lotions and potions.
- Dec072017Ellis JamesRead more
Making yourself exercise in winter can be tough going. If you’re in a regular routine and tend to be a bit of a gym bunny, the colder weather and darker nights might not seem quite as intimating. If like most of us you start to find it harder and harder to keep yourself on track, here are a few tips to keep your activity and motivation levels up.
- Dec012017Ellis JamesRead more
When it comes to having glowing and hydrated skin this winter, it’s important to know which products work best for your skin. A beauty routine changes with the seasons, and now that fall is in full swing and winter is just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to ensure you have the right products so your skin doesn’t dread the colder months.
- Nov242017Ellis JamesRead more
With summer over and the temperature definitely dropping, it’s time to think about changing your skincare. With less humidity in the air our skin becomes affected leaving it dehydrated, sensitive and often dull and dry looking. Banish those winter-skin blues with Ellis James Designs’ tried and tested top ten skincare products that will not only hydrate your skin but keep it glowing as the days get darker.
- Nov172017Ellis JamesRead more
Most people know what looks good on them – either instinctively or from years of practice – but it doesn’t hurt to understand how to dress for different body types. You never know it might take your style to the next level and give you some new hints and tips.