Hi, I’m Elma- aka Elle/ Ellie. A Tanzanian, well East African native residing in Seattle Washington.
I am a woman of a few titles & my most favorite one is being Prince’s mama! I also pride myself in being a mompreneur, freelance makeup artist, & a lover of people.
The beauty industry is one that I’ve always gravitated towards, as long as I can remember. I've been surrounded by beauty my whole life, the beauty of people that is. I solely believe that people’s uniqueness makes them beautiful first, and enhancing it with makeup or showcasing it through fashion is just a bonus. I love how, as people, we are able to express ourselves- and through that is how I learn, how I’m inspired, & how I grow.
In July 2017 I released my own makeup brushes the Ellierosé rose gold oval makeup brush set. The idea to launch my own brushes came after my son was born. I found myself being a stay at home mom who searched for her individuality (for those who may not know being a parent/spouse requires so much). I was inspired by the beauty & strength of motherhood.
My goal here is to be as transparent as possible. I feel that it’s quite important to have an idea of who I am, even without having to personally “know me.”
The Ellie Rosé is a 10 piece oval brush set is a beauty must-have. These luxurious brushes (made out of synthetic hair) not only add glamour to your beauty collection.
Breaking it down
Makeup has been the most fascinating tool for me from when I was a child. I loved watching my mom put on her red lipstick & how after, somehow her presence stood out even more. I love the boost of it! As a makeup artist, I celebrate how I’m able to use makeup to enhance natural features. Makeup to me is a tool that brings out what’s already there- it’s an add-on!
So many things come to mind when I reflect on love. I particularly I’m inspired through Gods grace, people’s journeys, through culture, nature, color, accessories, clothes, my toddler & so much more.
I am a lover and a celebrator of beautiful things. Instantly my love for accessories comes to mind- accessories have their own way of making a statement. Whether one chooses to express themselves through hair, outfit, makeup, jewelry says a lot. Its the mystery and motivation behind it all that most intrigues me.