Thursday, August 17, 2017

GLAMOUR GAL: Kathryn Chandler

Glamour Gal Kathryn Chandler 

Our new featured Glamour Gal is Health Coach and Wellness Blogger Kathryn Chandler

In our exclusive interview Kathryn she shares her 5 heath and beauty tips, the importance of taking time to relax and recharge your batteries, and the secret to her beautiful, natural glow.  

Kathryn Chandler is a mum, Holistic Health Coach and Wellness blogger from Melbourne, Australia. 

Kathryn, can you share more about your health journey to becoming a Holistic Health Coach?

Kathryn: Before I began on my health journey I had a very complicated relationship with food and my body. I was obsessed with fad dieting and saw exercise as a way to punish my body. It took me years to overcome this toxic way of thinking but through my own healing process I discovered so many amazing resources and tools that have really helped to turn my life around in a very positive way. 
Many women are facing similar challenges and I desperately wanted to help them by sharing my experience and knowledge, so I became a certified Holistic Health Coach and Wellness Blogger. My mantra is to educate, inspire and encourage women to be the best version of themselves possible, while supporting them on their own wellness path. I am so driven and passionate about what I do and I love that through my work I am able to help others. 

Kathryn enjoys herbal tea 2 - 3 days times a day

1. Power of Pilates. 
Add Pilates to your workout routine to keep your body lean and toned. 

Being a health coach you know that fitness is an important part of staying healthy? What's your favourite type of exercise for the mind, body and soul? 

Kathryn: Over the years I‘ve learnt to take a much more gentle approach to exercise. I like to stay active with a combination of Yoga, Pilates and walks in nature. There is something so invigorating and refreshing about going for a walk at the beach or hiking through a forest. Fresh air and sunshine really are food for the soul. Moving my body daily in ways that I love helps me to feel more energised and balanced, both in my body and mind. I like to do my workouts first thing in the morning, it puts me into a really positive mindset and sets me up for a productive day ahead.

2. Natural beauty. 
It's true. Beauty comes from within.  

Your skin is absolutely gorgeous! What's your beauty secret? 

Kathryn: Thank you! I believe that beauty starts from the inside out and that the health of our gut determines whether we have that beautiful, natural glow or not. I nourish my body with wholefoods, eating plenty of greens and avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. I also take high-quality probiotics and drink collagen powder in my herbal tea 2-3 times a day. I make a conscious effort to drink cold pressed green juice regularly and 2 litres of water everyday.  I keep my beauty routine really simple, I cleanse and moisturise morning and night, exfoliate once a week and only use natural and certified organic skin care and beauty products. 

3. You are what you eat. 
Slow down, eat consciously and mindfully...

We all know how important nutrition is for a healthy diet. How can we become more mindful eaters? 

Kathryn: When we don’t eat mindfully it can lead to poor food choices, over-eating and digestive issues. My advice is to slow down and tune in to what your body really needs. The best way to bring awareness to your eating habits is to sit down every time you eat, making a conscious effort to put aside technology or any other distraction and focus fully on the food in front of you. Eating slowly and chewing your food well until you are satisfied promotes good digestion and absorption of all those wonderful nutrients.

Benefits of Mindful Eating: 

  • Improves digestion
  • Improves feeling of satiety
  • Reduces over-eating / binge eating
  • Aids weight loss
  • More likely to make healthier choices
  • Decreases feelings of street / anxiety
  • Promotes a calm state
  • More in-tune with your body
  • Improves your mindset
  • Increases your energy levels 

Nourish your body with wholefoods 

4. Sunday Switchoff 
It's all about me time, so switching off! Take time to relax and recharge your batteries. 

As women and mums we all lead busy lifestyles so “me time” is important. Can you tell us more about #SundaySwitchoff ? 

Kathryn: It’s all about keeping a healthy balance between work life, family time and time just for myself. I consciously set aside a full day each week to switch off... usually Sundays are my day to simply relax and give my full attention to my little bub and FiancĂ©. I also try to do something just for myself like having an aromatherapy oil bath or doing a meditation… this is why I have #SelfLoveSaturday. Taking time just for me really helps to recharge my batteries so I can show up as the best version of myself possible.


5. Be grateful. 
Start each day with a thankful heart. 

Kathryn's mantra is to educate, inspire and encourage women to be the best version of themselves possible and support them to their own personal journey to wellness. As a Wellness Blogger Kathryn she shares her health and wellness tips on her blog

What's one wellness tip you could give our female readers? 

Kathryn: Stop comparing yourself to others and instead take on an attitude of gratitude! Start each day with a thankful heart and be grateful for all of the many blessings in your life. This is a really beautiful practice that will have a profoundly positive impact on your day and your life.

Be grateful

Let's take a leaf out of Kathryn's book and nourish our bodies with good food, stay active with Yoga and Pilates, be mindful eaters, switch off once a week, remember beauty comes from within and always start each day with gratitude. 

For daily inspiration follow @kathryn.chandler on Instagram. Stay up to date with her latest articles on health and wellbeing head over to Kathryn's blog

Kathryn Chandler 
Holistic Health Coach & Wellness Blogger 

Facebook: Kathryn Chandler
Instagram: @kathryn.chandler

Monday, August 7, 2017

ECO GLAMAZINE: August 2017

Our August 2017 cover features Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot. 

Eco Glamazine August 2017

Here's your first look at our new Eco Glamazine cover for August 2017. 

Cover story featuring Wonder Woman Gal Gadot coming soon! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


The Body by Ellie 

Ellie Gonsalves first appeared in Eco Glamazine's debut issue back in September 2011 as our very first Glamour Gal

6 years later we are proud to feature her once again and introduce you her new health and fitness program The Body by Ellie

Ellie has been looking forward to sharing her journey for such a long time now and The Body by Ellie program PDF is everything Ellie has learnt on her journey to her before and after transformation. 

Ellie: "I do this for you guys and I'm so glad I get the opportunity to share everything I have learnt that has helped me transform my body and my life! I am hoping this will either help a lot of you kickstart your own journey or give you a little more motivation on the journey you are already on."

Here is a sneak peak into The Body by Ellie program. 

Ellie: "Now more than 6 years later, it's a lifestyle that I wouldn't change for anything; and I hope to share it with as many people as I can. It wasn't just about how I looked, it was about my health and how I felt about myself."

The Body by Ellie is a 57 page program which includes: 

  • Ellie's BEFORE/AFTER photos
  • A guide on how to use the program effectively
  • Ellie's legs and butt workout program (for in AND out of the gym) which has helped her make her transformation and maintain her lean and toned body year round
  • Clearly written and visual descriptions of how to perform exercises
  • Cardio: "Why I love it" + gym based and home/travel cardio options
  • Ellie's eating plan - Vegetarian/vegan (and pescetarian and poultry options she used to have before she became vegetarian)
  • Tips on how to stay motivated
  • Goals and goal setting
  • Important secrets and tips shared and explained
  • Food guidelines
  • Hydration
  • Stretching
  • Recovery
  • Importance of sleep
  • Treat meals
  • Travel tips
  • Keeping yourself accountable
  • Overcoming negativity
  • Circle of influence
  • Ellie's favourite quotes
  • An entire range of images created just for your program

Want a body like Ellie's? Download The Body by Ellie at

Ellie Gonsalves 

Facebook: Ellie Gonsalves 
Snapchat: EllieGonsalves

Photos by Megan Batson 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Reese Witherspoon Draper James 
SUMMER 2017 

Eco Angel Reese Witherspoon is fun, feminine and flirty in the new Draper James Summer 2017 collection.

Summer's here. I hope y'all like it. 
xo Reese

Reese is wearing Cherry Orchard Button Down and Pink Seersucker Lace Short 

Draper James Cherry Orchard Button Down 
How sweet is this button-down? It's crafter in summery striped cotton poplin with breezy fluttery sleeves and the bright red cherry embroidery is, well, the cherry on top.  Shop

Pink Seersucker Lace Short
Applied lace at the side seams give these stretch seersucker shorts an extra touch of femininity. And the pretty pink hue doesn't hurt either.  Shop

Reese is wearing Pink Seersucker Lace Shirtdress 

Pink Seersucker Lace Shirtdress Lace Shirtdress Applied lace at the yoke, collar, sleeves, and hem give this stretch seersucker dress an extra touch of femininity. And the pretty pink hue doesn't hurt either.  Shop

"With Draper James, our goal is to bring contemporary, yet timeless Souther style to your wardrobe"

"I started this company to honour my Southern heritage and in particular my grandparents who were, and still are, the greatest influences in my life: my grandmother, Dorothea Draper and my grandfather, William James Witherspoon. My grandparents taught me everything I know about gracious Southern living. From them I learned to dress and act like a lady. My grandmother Dorothea only drove white Cadillacs—always while wearing proper driving gloves. She had an incredible sense of style and knew how to make the most of any outfit by wearing the perfect accessories. My Grandpa James could charm anyone. He taught me that good manners and great style go hand in hand. When I returned to Nashville with my own family, I wanted to recapture and celebrate all that I love and remember about my grandparents and the South. That is why I created Draper James." - Reese Witherspoon

Reese swinging into Summer in the Cherry Orchard Ruffle Shirtdress

Cherry Orchard Ruffle Shirtdress 
Layers of ruffles on the sleeves amp up this classic shirtdress, making it a fresh for the season must. It's crafted in summery striped cotton poplin with a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette - and the bright red embroidered cherry embellishment is, well, the cherry on top.  Shop

Reese is wearing the new Sarabeth Gingham Dress 

Sarabeth Gingham Dress 
Summer means gingham, y'all! We tripled up on one of our favourite motifs, using three shades of blue and topping it off with navy grosgrain trim. And of course we added our signature magnolia button.  Shop 

Reese is wearing the Cloister Top and Margaret Solid Skirt 

Blue Stripe Cloister Top 
One of our favourite tops of the season, out flutter-sleeve Cloister Top is fu, flirty and just as easy to dress up as it is to keep casual. In other words, we love it.  Shop

Navy Margaret Solid Skirt 
Our version of the perfect mini skirt: not too short, not too long, a large scallop at the hem and a great hue. Yep, sounds pretty perfect.  Shop

Draper James Summer 2017 collection is fun, flirty and feminine! Shop these styles at

Draper James