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Spring Has Sprung

September 1, 2012 10:42 pm

Spring has sprung and we are feeling the excitement of a wonderful and warm summer…hopefully you are too!  If it’s still a little chilly wherever you are (or for our friends across the other side of the world perhaps the chill is just beginning!) here are some pictures to tide you over in the meantime!

We’ll be doing some posts on how to achieve your best skin for spring and summer very soon!

x the ellyb team

Images via googleimages, theyallhateus, oracle fox, gary pepper vintage, starring nobody


How to create the perfect canvas for Make-Up – Part 1

August 18, 2012 9:23 am

To get that really radiant & healthy complexion you have to begin at the beginning!  Faithfully following a really effective simple skincare routine is the very first step.

Make-up always looks better when applied to skin that’s smooth, clear and has a natural glow.

So the first step is to cleanse morning & night.  Cleansing gets rid of daily grime, make-up and excess oilyness as well as loosening dead skin cells. If you wear make-up it’s always a good idea to double cleanse at night time to make sure your skin is really clean.  Our ="" target="_blank">Cream Cleanser is very gentle and a double cleanse won’t rob your skin of moisture.

We highly recommend removing our cleanser with our Special Cleansing Cloth.  This muslin cloth works wonders and it’s like a very very gentle exfoliation helping to remove dead skin build up that makes skin flaky and dull looking.

Keeping your skin clean will help prevent breakouts, pimples and blackheads.  Our Cream Cleanser has a beautiful creamy texture.  When massaging on your face make sure you concentrate around the nose area, chin & forehead.

Using elly b Cream Cleanser combined with our Special Cleansing Cloth really makes your skin clean, velvety and soft.  It also helps the products that follow to be better absorbed into your skin, rather than sitting on the surface. Skin needs to be well moisturised for a smooth application of foundation.

So cleansing and using a special cleansing cloth are just the first part of creating the perfect canvas for make-up!  Even if you don’t choose to wear make-up this is the first step to radiant healthy skin.

Don’t forget that our skin can also reflect our internal body, so good nutrition, exercise & drinking plenty of pure water will keep your bodies largest organ – your skin – in great condition.



Exfoliate for radiant skin!

May 8, 2012 11:53 pm

 Before applying a moisturising cream in the evening – I highly recommend using a gentle face
exfoliator 2 or 3 times per week. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells & daily grime, boosts
circulation and leaves your skin brighter & cleaner.

Some face scrubs are really rough on your skin and may cause micro tears to the skin surface,
causing problems not solving them.

But our Gentle Face Exfoliator is exactly that – gentle! It’s made with spherical jojoba beads to
gently roll over the skin and buff and polish without disturbing your skins natural barrier.

A huge advantage to exfoliating is that moisturiser absorption is greatly improved. I recommend
exfoliating at night time & following with our intense treatment moisturiser Dream Cream for a
really radiant skin! I promise you will really notice the difference! 

Suitable for all skin types except sensitive. For sensitive skins we recommend our cleanser used in
conjunction with our special cleansing cloth which gives a very gently daily exfoliation with each use
of the cloth.

xx lel


How to slow the clock..

April 23, 2012 9:56 pm

We’re all concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, that’s nothing new!  But did you know by faithfully using: 

the RIGHT product and

the RIGHT amount in

the RIGHT way

you WILL reduce dryness and plump up the skin to help minimise the appearance of fine lines!

Let’s consider the eye area. The skin is thin and delicate and has fewer oil glands to hydrate the area -

which is why fine lines appear here first. Makes sense! So it also makes sense to use an eye cream to

protect this precious skin for a more youthful appearance (and who doesn’t want that!)

With regular use (2 x daily) of our Essential Eye Cream – note the essential, it really is – you can help keep

this area hydrated.

Full of active ingredients to provide all the vital nutrients needed:

Rose hip oil (helps improve skin elasticity), Carrot infused oil & Palmarosa Essential Oil (help hydrate and stimulate cell growth & Natural source Vitamin E (important antioxidant and protector). Just to name a few!

RIGHT product – Essential Eye Cream

RIGHT amount – 1 pump


RIGHT way – 2 x daily after cleansing & toning,

                       gently pat around eye socket area.



Regular use will see results!  (And of course this product is certified organic)

x the elly b team


PS Don’t forget to have a look at our fabulous Gifts & Special Offers with lots of freebies – only
until 6th May.



PIC of the Week: WOOL TREES

April 21, 2012 12:24 am

Occidental Park, Seattle

Wool wrapped trees, Occidental Park, Seattle via We Love Wool


Banana Buttermilk and Baked Eggs

April 21, 2012 12:09 am

We’re loving delicious breakfast foods this weekend…classic pancakes and baked eggs with a twist- a little decadent and easy to make!  Recipes from

Banana Buttermilk Hotcakes with Kaffir Lime Syrup

Banana buttermilk hotcakes with kaffir lime syrup

Preparation Time: 10 minutes, Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
1 tbs caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
250ml (1 cup) Dairy Farmers buttermilk
2 ripe bananas, peeled, mashed
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1 x 400ml can coconut milk
100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
4 fresh kaffir lime leaves, coarsely shredded
Melted butter, to grease
Fresh kaffir lime leaves, extra, coarsely shredded, to serve
Lime wedges, to serve
Vanilla ice-cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 100°C. Combine the flour, caster sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Whisk together the buttermilk, banana and egg in a jug. Gradually add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, whisking constantly until a smooth batter forms. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes to rest.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the coconut milk, brown sugar and lime leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and discard the lime leaves. Transfer to a jug.
  3. Brush a large non-stick frying pan with a little of the melted butter to lightly grease and heat over medium heat. Pour two 60ml (1/4-cup) quantities of batter into the pan, allowing room for spreading. Cook for 1 1/2-2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface and pancakes are golden underneath. Turn and cook for a further 1 minute or until golden. Transfer to a heatproof plate and cover loosely with foil. Place in oven to keep warm. Repeat, in 5 more batches, with the remaining melted butter and batter, reheating the pan between batches.
  4. Divide the hotcakes among serving plates. Drizzle over the kaffir lime syrup and top with extra lime leaves. Serve immediately with lime wedges and ice-cream, if desired.



    Baked eggs with prosciutto

    Baked eggs with prosciutto

    Ingredients (serves 4)

    6 slices prosciutto, roughly chopped
    1/4 cup finely chopped semi-dried tomatoes
    50g feta cheese, crumbled
    1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    8 eggs


    Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Grease four 3/4 -cup capacity ovenproof ramekins.
    Place prosciutto on a greased oven tray. Bake for 5 minutes or until crisp.
    Combine prosciutto, tomatoes, feta, parmesan and basil in a bowl. Sprinkle half the prosciutto mixture into prepared ramekins.
    Break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Top with remaining prosciutto mixture.
    Bake for 12 minutes or until eggs are just set. Serve.