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Shows That Channel Your Inner Girlboss

Earlier this year was International Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations; without regard to divisions like nationality, ethnicity, language, culture, economics or politics. There are amazing women everywhere in the world who are working hard to change the face of the environment in which we live. In…

Music Festivals You Have To Go To At Least Once In Your Life

Summer is approaching fast and you know what that means? IT’S FESTIVAL TIME! Here are our top festivals you have to go to at least once in your life. Coachella, California, USA One of the most famous music festivals around of course. Firstly, Coachella is six days of an eclectic mix of ultra-famous artists. It’s…

Tea Talk

It’s more popular than ever, but drinking herbal teas for health benefits is nothing new; in fact it actually dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. As well as having a great taste, most herbal and fruit teas are naturally free of caffeine, count towards your daily water intake and are thought to have…

Best Home Fitness Apps

In the busy and hectic world we live in, not all of us have the time (or money) to attend regular gym sessions. Thankfully, there are tons of great apps available for you to measure your calorie intake, track exercise and monitor your fitness from the comfort and privacy of your own home. You can…

Wonder Women

We all have something other people admire. From kindness, ability to listen and organisational skills to confidence and leadership ability. It’s important for us as women to have aspirations of qualities we want to embody, and skill sets we want to develop. Of course, this is where role models come in. Role models can be…

Relaxation For Working Moms

After a little one – or two or three – and you’re back at work, life can be one big balancing act. Being a working mom is sometimes a personal choice, sometimes a financial one, sometimes it’s about being stimulated and having an identity outside the home. Whatever the reason, it can be tough for…

Top 10 Vacation Destinations for Summer

New year, new vacation plans. If you’re anything like us, you’re already fantasizing about where you’re going to spend summer 2018. Whether you dream all winter of feeling sand between your toes, eager to explore the history of a vibrant new city, or have an exciting adventure full of extreme sports, we’ve compiled a list…

Getting Your Vitamin D On

Being low in a particular vitamin can actually be fairly serious. If you’re low in Vitamin D, you’re much more prone to getting sick or picking up infections, you’re likely to feel fatigued and tired all the time and are much more susceptible to depression. Other symptoms are bone, back and muscle pain, wounds that…

Best New Hair Products

Every year, new and exciting hair care products enter the market. 2018 marks another new wave of enticing serums, shampoos, masques, and mousses. We believe that every day should be a good hair day – that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best new hair products on the market in 2018. Look and feel…

Best Ski Destinations

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The 2018 ski season is still in full swing and, depending on your abilities and interests, there’s something for everyone in the beautiful mountains of North America. We are lucky enough to live on a continent with a fabulous range of different places to enjoy skiing. But with so many different destinations to choose from,…

Valentine’s Day Outfits

Whatever your age and whether you’re just dating, partnered off or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can be a big date night. Getting your outfit just right can need a little bit of forethought and planning. Where to? So the first thing to think about is where is your date taking you or where are…

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…