Scarlett James

Bio

Scarlett James is a fashion and beauty writer for Bustle and The Zoe Report, where she draws on years of experience in the beauty and fashion industries to source the most coveted finds you can have delivered to your doorstep with free Prime shipping. Prior to Bustle, Scarlett was a writer and editor for digital media startups and independent clients. She managed a high-end organic salon in Manhattan and, before moving to New York, worked as a prestige makeup artist for three years. Her background in fashion stems from work as a print and runway model and in theatrical costuming. She has studied at universities around the world and holds a bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature. Outside the bubble of accessories and skincare Scarlett is a bespoke life coach, on-camera creative, and domestic violence awareness advocate. She loves swing dancing, cooks a mean pot roast, and has been known to travel for a good party. You can follow her (and her cat) on Instagram as @hellomissjames.

These 16 Cute Fall Dresses Have Amazon Reviewers Obsessed — & They're All Under $40

By Scarlett James
When it’s time for a wardrobe update, picking up a few of the best fall dresses on Amazon is a great way to inject fresh style into your lineup. They come in transitional styles and seasonal fabrics that are light enough for a warm autumn day and…

These 8 Warm Wool Coats Look *So* Luxe But They're Actually Affordable

By Scarlett James
The most versatile piece of outerwear you can have in your closet is a good wool coat. It can be worn almost anywhere, in all kinds of weather, and will look equally chic paired with sneakers and jeans or a little black dress. The best wool coats…

These 7 Chic (& Affordable!) Pairs Of Lounge Pants Will Level Up Your Daily Uniform

By Scarlett James
Slipping into a favorite pair of lounge pants used to be the first sign that it was time to unwind after a grueling day — or that you planned on unwinding all day, but now lounge pants have a new calling: the daily uniform. Yet not all lounge pants…

These Stylish Backpacks Are Perfect For Everyday Use — & There's One For Every Budget

By Scarlett James
When you’re on the hunt for one of the best backpacks for everyday use, look for comfy, padded straps and plenty of pockets to keep you organized. Should your week take you to the classroom or an office where a laptop is essential, choose one with a…

These 7 Pairs Of Slippers Look As Good As They Feel — & Yes, House Shoes Are The New Shoes

By Scarlett James
When you’re spending all day at home, one little tweak to your attire can upgrade your whole vibe. Similar to how a chic loungewear dress can put a little spring in your step (even if it's to the computer), so can rotating in a pair of cute…

Get Road-Trip Ready: These Leakproof Soft Coolers Can Chill Whatever You're Hauling

By Scarlett James
Whether you’re on a picnic or out camping, being able to keep your stuff cool means less time spent debating the viability of your mayonnaise (or warm beer), and more time focusing on fun. Having one of the best soft coolers on board will let you…

This Cabana-Chic Round Towel Has Reviewers Obsessed — Plus 5 More Beach Blankets To Try

By Scarlett James
When you’re escaping to the beach, you need a way to stake out your spot in the sand. The best beach blankets create a protective barrier between your stuff and the elements and are comfortable to carry to and from the beach. Some blankets are…

Tie-Dye, Cutouts, & Ruffle Cuts: These 9 Plus-Size Swimsuits Are So On-Trend

By Scarlett James
For such a simple garment, the bathing suit can be hard to shop for. But shopping online can be a fabulous time-saving option, especially when you can tap into customer reviews that give it to you straight on the things that matter most, like…

These Chic Bikinis Are Perfect For Small Chests

By Scarlett James
I’ve worn roughly the same bra size since I was fourteen, so I have the equivalent of an advanced degree in small boob life. Years spent searching for the perfect bra taught me a lot about the different breast shapes out there and the right kind of…

These Moisture-Wicking Sweatbands Will Keep You Comfortable Mile After Mile

By Scarlett James
When you're running, the last thing you want to deal with is sweat in your eyes or wayward strands in your face. That's where a sweatband comes in. Whether you log miles outdoors or on a treadmill, the best sweatbands for running soak up sweat with…

Live In Total Comfort With These 8 Pairs Of Soft Cotton Leggings

By Scarlett James
Cotton is a natural fiber that is famously soft, strong, breathable, easy to care for, and relatively cheap — which makes it a great choice for everyday clothes, and especially loungewear. However, cotton alone doesn’t stand up to the stretching…

Reviewers Swear This Hair Mask Is As Good As A Salon Treatment -- Plus 4 More To Try

By Scarlett James
A weekly hair mask can revive dry, brittle ends after the everyday battery of heat styling, chemical treatments, and sun exposure. The best hydrating hair masks blend nourishing ingredients to quench and soften parched strands. The key to finding…

These Sunscreens Offer Maximum UV Protection, Without Any Chalky White Residue

By Scarlett James
Sunscreen is an acknowledged essential, but the user experience can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Those thick, heavy lotions never seem to absorb completely — never mind trying to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave white residue. The bare…

For Flawless Makeup & Selfies, You Need One Of These Highly Rated Ring Lights

By Scarlett James
Anyone who’s done their makeup under the sickly pallor of fluorescent bathroom lights knows that it's not ideal for perfecting coverage. There’s a reason backstage dressing rooms are known for their mirror game, and a ring light lets you bring the…

Prone To Oily Skin? These Tinted Moisturizers Deliver Shine-Free Coverage All Day Long

By Scarlett James
When you want less coverage than a foundation but don't want to go bare-faced, a tinted moisturizer can give you a natural yet polished look that still lets your skin breathe. The best tinted moisturizers for oily skin offer lightweight,…