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Sensational Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks for the Ultimate Date Night

We know how exciting Valentine’s Day is! We also know how difficult it can be to juggle the desire to look your best by playing it safe with your usual makeup routine, as well as wanting to be adventurous and bold by trying out a new look. This Valentine’s Day, we’re giving you the power…

Valentine’s Day Movies For Singles & Couples

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re a romantic or a cynic, who doesn’t enjoy cuddling up on the couch in front of a great movie?  Grab the chocolate and the wine with your S.O., mom, dad, best friend, dog or whomever else you’re spending Valentine’s with, and enjoy one of these…

Be a Natural Beauty: Organic and Natural Beauty Products

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 sulphate free lotions…

Winter Workouts

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 intimidating. If like most of us, you start to find it harder to keep yourself on track, here are…

Top 10 Skincare Products for Winter

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 Design’s tried and tested top ten skincare products that will not only…

Body Type Basics

Most people know what looks good on them – either instinctively or from years of practice – but it doesn’t hurt to have an understanding of dressing for different body types. You never know it might take your style to the next level and give you some new hints and tips. Whatever your height, weight…

Foundation Alternatives & Substitutes – All About the Base

It may seem like a case of “first world problems” but, this morning, disaster struck as I prepared to apply my make up for work and discovered that my foundation had mysteriously vanished during a night out the previous evening.  A panicked search of the entire flat – including the fridge – confirmed my greatest…

Beauty and Well Being Tips for New Moms

How being prepared, great foundation, good concealer and glasses of water will make all the difference to the first few weeks of motherhood. Pregnancy! What a roller coaster of a time. Everyone has stories that begin ‘Oh yeah I remember when I was pregnant.’ But what happens after that life-changing event?  Does anyone talk about…

Ten Minute Makeup Tips

Life is busy for most people, there’s no getting around it. In an ideal world we’d all be able to choose exactly how long to spend getting ourselves ready in the morning, after the gym or for a night out. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Whether you’re a busy mum, a working woman, a…

What is an Arm Party & How to Create One!

First of all, “what on earth is an arm party,” we hear you ask! Well, it’s all about bracelets and layering. Layering is key, as well as different textures, different shapes and mixing and matching. Anyone can layer bracelets; it’s not restricted to age groups, your preferred style of bracelet or whether you like silver…