AW Beauty Workshop with Gritty Pretty

If you’re following the gram you’ll already know my highlight of last week, meeting the fabulous beauty IT Girl, Eleanor Pendleton of Gritty Pretty. Featuring as the special guest of Westfield Carindale’s AW Beauty Workshop, Eleanor dished her insider beauty knowledge of the key makeup and hair trends for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season.

Not only is she just as gorgeous in the flesh, she’s super friendly, and her presentation certainly proved one thing, this girl knows her stuff!

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Starting with an inspiring insight into her journey of Gritty Pretty, Eleanor’s story speaks of dedication, hard work and most importantly, a love of beauty!


According to Eleanor, some of the major beauty trends straight off the catwalk are seen as:

Plum Lips

Rich, berry hues are picked to be the colour of choice for plump pouts this AW season. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited at the thought of such a sophisticated (and seductive) statement lip. Not to mention, as Eleanor points out, plum lipsticks feature a blue base which creates the illusion of a brighter smile and who doesn’t love the look of pearly whites!

Sharing her tricks of the trade, Eleanor recommends applying the lipstick to the middle finger and dabbing onto the lip, rather than using the bullet, is the safest way to apply the lip stain.

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Bold Brows

I’m excited to hear that bold brows are here to stay, according to Eleanor. For this reason, it is more important than ever to invest in the right products to ensure your brows remain on fleek. When it comes to creating #browenvy, Eleanor suggests adding brow gel to your beauty routine, to add dimension and fill in any gaps. Not to mention, the gel formula helps to set brows in place and minimise smudges and sliding. Dearly noted girlfran!


Undone Waves and Messy Braids

When it comes to the tresses, Eleanor suggests that undone is done, with a focus on more relaxed styles. Channel an effortless yet chic vibe with loose, cascading waves, while always remembering to spritz roots with dry shampoo for second day hair.

As for trending updo’s, Eleanor says messy braids and plaits are on high rotation, brought about by the 90’s resurge. As if by total fate, I happened to style a messy fishtail braid to the workshop, which Eleanor personally complimented, saying that my hairstyle was bang on trend. This one’s going in the book as one of my Top 5 Fashion Moments!

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then these snaps show off just how fabulous this event was! For a little more beauty how-to, definitely check out my write up on the Lulu and Lipstick blog, covering Eleanor’s many tips and tricks. You won’t want to miss out on this beauty guide cuties! x

Photography by Westfield Carindale



Napoleon Perdis Super Lips Lipstick in Destiny – available July 6th.

For me, a new shade of lipstick sends a wave of excitement and possibility. I’m suddenly equipped to conquer the world, all the while showing off my most feminine side and fabulous pout. So you can only imagine my delight, hearing that my lips are among the lucky few to experience the NEW Napoleon Perdis Super Lips lipstick range, before their official release on July 6th. Major? You know it!

My little Napoleon Perdis parcel arrives at The Blonde Silhouette HQ, (handwritten I might add) and upon opening this little goodie bag, I fall instantly in love with the shiny, liquid gold casing of this glamourous new lipstick range. There’s no doubt it, I would feel fabulous carrying this little treasure around in my makeup pouch, making my beauty refresh just that little bit special.

Now let’s talk deets…

The Colour:

Before revealing the mysterious shade instead, I like to guess the colour based on the name of the lipstick. Destiny, I thought would either be a romantic shade of pink or a playful crimson, so I was pleasantly surprised to see a rich and delicious, berry shade, ready to take my kisser from sweet to sultry in one application…I guess when you think about it, it really was Destiny to land the perfect winter colour!

New to the bold lips game? I suggest teaming this shade with a shimmery, metallic or an earthy bronzed eyeshadow and finish with a heavy coating of mascara. On the other hand, if you love a more dramatic look, I recommend pairing your statement pout with a signature winged eyeliner.

The Finish:

What I LOVE about the new Napoleon Perdis Super Lips range (aside from its killer shade), is the hydrating formula and satin finish. Made from a base of mineral pigments, enriched with Vitamin E, this lipstick protects your lips from environmental forces, while locking in moisture to ensure your lips are left supple and plump.

The Wear:

Due to the silicone elastomers and waxes in the formula, this lipstick glides effortlessly across the lips, allowing for smooth application – so if your a gal on the go, this is the lipstick for you!

I was also very impressed by the longevity of this shade, heading straight out after this shoot, I ate dinner with my girlfriends, who commented on my lipstick remaining perfectly intact post meal. Ladies, like their packaging these lippies are GOLD!

Keep your eye out for the official release of the Napoleon Perdis Super Lips Lipstick range July 6th, available at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, David Jones and Myer Concessions, selected pharmacies and salons throughout Australia. Don’t forget to follow NP on Facebook and Instagram for more beauty inspiration.

Photography by The Junior Silhouette (aka my little sister @agirlandaghost)

Stefan Professional Makeup



Stefan Professional Makeup Pulp Lipstick, Stefan Profesional Makeup Night Eyeshadow Palette, Stefan Professional Makeup Mars Cheek Blush.

When it comes to makeup, I’m all about the bold! This aligns with my style mantra, as I believe a girl should be remembered for her impeccable style and her fabulous choice in lipstick.

Never one to shy away from neons, I couldn’t be more excited to coat my kisser in this feisty fuchsia lippy from Stefan Professional Makeup. With a hydrating formula, combining special ingredients of bees wax and moisture wax complex, this lippy keeps your pout plump and delicious. I mean did we expect anything less from the leaders in the #hairgame?

That’s not all I’m excited about! This shimmery eyeshadow palette provides the tools to create a sensational smoky eye using rich metallic hues. I’m actually prepping my peepers as we speak!

This little package has arrived at just the right time as I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect blush. Have my prayers been answered? You’ll have to wait and see…Watch this space x

A moment on the lips…






Maybelline Fuchsia Fever Lipcolour

The saying goes, “a moment on the lips”….then make it a fabulous shade! Right now there’s nothing I love more then a pop of bright lip colour and the fun spirit it evokes. Fuchsia Fever by Maybelline offers a perfect shade of pink and glides on lips seamlessly. Top it off with long-lasting wear and an affordable price and you have yourself a beauty gem! The ultimate self indulge for Easter… at least one you won’t feel guilty for!