“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs.

Welcome to ellaryder.com, a lifestyle guide with a unique blend of the things I am interested in: beauty, personal style, healthy living, self-development, home decor, affordable travel, figuring out life in my twenties and anything else that comes up!

What started off as a creative outlet for my obsession with beauty whilst studying for an English degree, my site has gradually developed into a place to share my life experiences with a dash of humour (hopefully). With ellaryder.com I aim to provide an insight into my perspective of the world through personal stories, recommendation, tips and advice. I want this to be an inspiring and comforting place that makes you feel good because life is supposed to be fun!

Follow along on Bloglovin’  for regular posts, whether that be my latest fashion obsession, a tasty (probably cookie) recipe, beauty review, meditation practice, book review or a place I’ve visited.  Get insights into my daily life over on my InstagramTwitterYouTube and Pinterest where I’m always lurking!


  1. April 15, 2016 / 12:52 am

    So glad I found your blog, Ella! I can't wait to read more of your posts 🙂

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • April 15, 2016 / 6:59 am

      Thanks so much Edye, I hope you enjoy them 🙂 xx

  2. April 17, 2016 / 8:58 am

    WOW You did a degree in English Language!! amazing!!!! That sounds like something i would do if i were to do a degree….. Never planned on doing a degree after high-school, wish I knew exactly what I wanted…. but I am doing Library and Information Studies, so I suppose its better than not doing anything!!!! I feel like we could get on well….. I love makeup and am passionate about talking about beauty, elegance, etiquette, and such things!!! It gets me going!!!! I hope to develop as a blogger too…. I want to learn so much!!! but I wish I was in a MAJOR city!!! I feel like everything could be better, but I have to make do with where I am currently living….. I hated moving to a small country town after Melbourne, but am slowly getting used to it. Might possibly be moving again soon, so I can't wait to see what life has for me around the corner!!! I hope to move back to Melbourne, but unsure, either Sydney or London would be a dream!!!! <3

    • April 17, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Yes it was really interesting! Library and Information Studies sounds good too 🙂 Sounds like we would have a lot in common! Aww yeah I'd love to live in London too, luckily I live fairly close to it now so it's easy for me to visit when I want to. You must have the best weather though, not like grey England haha. Exactly, you never know what's right around the corner. London is an amazing place, I'd love to visit Sydney one day too!

      Ella xx