Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Edit: Christmas Beauty

It's finally time for me to do this season's The Edit, I'm not going to lie, the Christmas Beauty post is the one I've been waiting to write since I started this series! Today I'm going to talk you through some of the beauty products that I'll be using throughout the best season of the year!

Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl // £25.50
First up is a product that I haven't really used, but I really should because it's absolutely gorgeous! This is the perfect highlight for the festive season as it's a super pretty pink shade. Girl Meets Pearl is a cream product, so looks so pretty on the cheeks and I'm just so excited to start wearing it!

NARS Albatross Highlight // £24.00
It's been a while since I've featured this absolutely gorgeous highlight from NARS, and yes it might seem weird that I have featured two highlights in this post, but I just couldn't help myself! Albatross is a powder highlight so looks really pretty in the inner corner of the eye or on the brow bone. I do occasionally apply it to my cheekbones, but that's mostly where Girl Meets Pearl goes!

Tanya Burr Eye Shimmer in Champagne Sparkle // (Unavailable)
Next up are eyeshadows / shimmers, the festive season is always the perfect time to bring out the glitter and sparkle. Champagne Sparkle is absolutely gorgeous and looks so pretty on the eyes, unfortunately this was part of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar, so is no longer available.

Barry M Dazzle Dust in 44 // £4.59
If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you will know that I'm obsessed with the Barry M Dazzle Dust in 105. So I thought it only right to bring out this gorgeous shade now that the party season is here. This shade is the perfect gold and looks gorgeous on the inner eyes.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip in Christmas Stocking // (Unavailable)
What would a post all about Christmas makeup be without including a red lip? The TB Cosmetics Matte Lip in Christmas Stocking is perfect for this time of the year. First of all it's the perfect christmassy red and secondly it lasts ALL DAY! Which is going to be perfect for Christmas day!

So that's this seasons Edit, I hope you've all enjoyed this series that I've started and I cant wait to carry it on throughout 2018. I also hope you've enjoyed this post, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Red Lip Faves

I don't know about you but when I think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind for me are red lips. They always seem to be a popular lip choice around this time of the year. Today I thought that I would share with you my top 3 red lips for the upcoming season!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipgloss in Berry Pavlova //
First up is Berry Pavlova from TB Cosmetics, I'm a huge lover of the brand so it was only right that I included this in this post. Unfortunately this product is now unavailable to buy as it was part of the 2016 Advent Calendar. Berry Pavlova is a super pretty red with berry undertones, both the formula and pigmentation are amazing and it lasts a pretty substantial amount of time on my lips!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Matte Lip in Christmas Stocking //
Again another product from the 2016 Advent Calendar is the TB Cosmetics Matte Lip in Christmas Stocking. I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous this shade is! The formula is also matte which makes it perfect for those windy days, as your hair wont get stuck to your lips! This is defintley one of my go to reds and it's such a shame that it isn't a part of the permanent collection!

*Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick in Date Night // £4.99
Last but not least is Date Night from Seventeen, I was ever so kindly sent this by Seventeen and I must admit it's one of my faves at this time of the year! The pigmentation of this product is amazing, literally the lightest swatch goes a long way! It's also a super creamy formula and doesn't dry out my lips at all!

*all opinions stated are my own

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Christmas Room Tour

And so the festivities begin... I don't know about you, but I'm extremely excited for this next month! Christmas always has and always will be my absolute favourite time of the year! Today I thought I would share with you  a Christmas room tour as I decorated my room last week and I'm so obsessed with it! If you have any questions on where all my décor is from, then please don't hesitate to ask me!


Sunday, 12 November 2017

My Current 3 Favourite Bloggers

It's been a while since I last shared with you a selection of my current favourite bloggers. Recently I've been obsessed with a certain few and their wonderful blogs, so I thought I'd let you all know so that you can go and support them too!

Fran // www.franalibi.blogspot,
First up is Fran from Franalibi, it's no secret that I'm absolutely obsessed with Fran's blog everything about it is just so aesthetically pleasing! Fran also has a YouTube channel that I'm equally obsessed with! Oh and let's not forget her about her insta! There has defintley been many a day when I can simply pass an hour by scrolling through her feed! Everything is so bright, fun and so aesthetically pleasing! I 100% recommend checking out her blog, insta and YouTube, because I can guarantee you'll fall in love!

Kate //
Next up we have Kate, I've been obsessed with her blog for so long now and I always look forward to reading her posts! Kate's blog mainly centres around fashion and beauty, and I'm so obsessed with her fashion style and she has become quite the fashion inspo for me! Kate is also such a lovely blogger and her insta feed is to die for!

Bethan //
Last, but certainly not least is Bethan. I love love love Bethan's blog, everything about it is so cute and I always look forward to her posts! Bethan also does quite a few fashion posts and again I'm so obsessed with her style! Bethan has a killer insta feed, so I defintley look forward to seeing her insta posts too!

So those are my current favourite bloggers, I would defintley recommend checking out all of these lovely bloggers, and I'm sure you'll become just as obsessed with their content as I have!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

A 70's Inspired Fashion Look

I don't know about you, but I think that the 70's had such good fashion! From the flared pants to the skirts and then the super cute sunglasses! Today I thought I would you share with you an outfit that I've put together and that I feel as though does give off a 70's vibe!

The first piece from this outfit is a simple plain white top from Zara. (£5.99) This is the perfect basic and is super comfy, plus it goes perfect with the outfit! Next up is the main focus of the outfit, these gorgeous black flared pants from Topshop (£20). I picked these up a while ago, so I'm not sure if they are still available but if they are, you should defintley get them! As for shoes, I wore these open toe heeled boots from Wallis (I got these for my birthday, so I'm not sure on the price) These go perfectly with the pants and for me, really give off that 70's vibe! As for a jacket, I went for my Topshop leather jacket (£60) I feel as though this goes perfectly with the outfit and brings in the whole Grease vibes! (And yes I know that Grease was set in the 50's, but hey why not mix and match with the eras!)  Finally, to accessorise I wore this thick black velvet choker from Primark (£1.50) , as I feel it finishes off the look perfectly!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Model Off Duty Vibes


Whenever I think of autumn, one of the first things that comes to my mind are jumpers! I don't know about you, but I literally count down the days until it's acceptable for me to wear oversized and comfy jumpers. Whilst I was in Primark last week, I spotted this absolutely gorgeous oatmeal oversized jumper with the most amazing sleeves! This jumper was only £13 and I'm so obsessed, so much so that I'm actually hoping they release it in different colours! This outfit also gives me major 'off duty model' vibes, which I love as it looks super casual but put together at the same time!

Primark Jumper -£13 (Couldn't find a link)
Primark Mom Jeans -£13 (Linked similar pair)
Next Belt -£12
Topshop Boots  -£75 (Similar pair)
Chloe Faye Bag  -(Fake)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Update // The Future of PrettilyPainted


It's time for another update post, usually when I write these it means that big changes are going to happen... As you know I haven't been posted on my blog for a couple of weeks, and that's simply because I've fallen out of love with blogging itself. I just feel like I'm producing content that I'm not happy with and I do struggle to come up with ideas for posts. Also, I feel as though I'm 'growing out' of the way my blog is. I have a pretty milestone birthday coming up next year, and I want my blog to reflect that. I was 13 when I first made PrettilyPainted, and recently I've been feeling as though I'm 'stuck' in the mindset of my 13 year old self and my blog just feels quite childish... So as you will see, in the near future, I will be giving my blog a makeover to make it more mature.

So now that the 'negative' part of this post is done, it's time for some positives! My biggest interest is fashion, I've loved it for years and it is something that I'm considering going into when I'm older. That's why I've decided to steer my blog towards fashion as it's something I'm hugely passionate about and I have a bunch of post ideas! Now I'm not saying my blog will just be fashion, I will still be doing beauty and interiors but fashion will be the main theme of my blog.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this post, I hope you all understand where I'm coming from and that you will enjoy the new content that I will be producing.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

My Favourite Things About Autumn

'These are a few of my favourite things...' If you've been reading my blog for awhile now, then you will know that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons of the year (alongside Winter!) Today it thought I would talk you through some of my favourite things about Autumn.

All the gorgeous shades! Reds, browns, oranges & yellow!
Darker nights
Cold nights (perfect for cosying up by the fire!)
Being able to have the heating & fire on!
The abundance of gorgeous berry lips!
Autumnal room décor! (Gimme all the leaf garlands!)
Pumpkins (Is it just me that finds them cute? Ok just me!)
The autumnal leaves on the floor (perfect for insta!)
Autumnal candles, reed diffusers & wax melts!
Big cosy jumpers & scarves
Having six million blankets wrapped around you, and no-one judging!
So those are just a few of my favourite things about Autumn, I just love the season and I could have defitnley carried on listing, but I'd have been sat here for a long time!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Top Five Autumn Lip Products

Lipstick becomes more of an essential for me during the autumn, because of all the gorgeous shades that come out. Today I thought I would talk you through my top five lippies for the season!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 // £5.49
Starting off with a good old Rimmel 107, as cliché as it may be, this lipstick is one of my favourites during the season. The lipstick is a gorgeous wine red and has a matte finish which is my favourite during the autumn. As a plus, the lipstick also smells amazing, is super pigmented and lasts a super long time on the lips.

Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in 07 Purple Power // £2.30
Next up is a lipstick that I've talked about quite a bit on my blog, and it's the Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in Purple Power. I'm obsessed with this absolutely perfect berry shade, the pigmentation is amazing and the lipstick itself lasts a substantial amount of time on the lips! Plus this lipstick is under £3, which is an absolute bargain!

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy // £16.50
What would a post about autumn lips be without featuring Velvet Teddy! I'm obsessed with this lipstick all year round, but I especially love it during the autumn as it's the perfect autumnal nude! Once again this is a matte finish, as it's my favourite during the season!

NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Embellishment // £7.00
Moving on, the next lip product is one of the NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. I'm in love with this collection from NYX, and one of my fave shades is Embellishment. It's a gorgeous nude with purple undertones, it's very pigmented and does last a long time on the lips!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl // £24.00
My final autumnal lip favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl. This is defintley one of my absolute favourites as it has a matte finish but is still super creamy, meaning that it doesn't dry your lips out. The shade itself is a gorgeous berry red and is super pigmented. Also the lipstick smells really good, which is always a plus!

So those are my top five autumn lip products, I would recommend all these lippies for the season. I hope you enjoyed this post and have gained some inspo for some new autumnal lip products!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Everyday Autumn Makeup

It's that time of year again, when I start switching up my makeup routine to better suit the season. I've said this before, but Autumn is one of my favourite seasons and one of the reasons is because of the new beauty items and shades. I mean who can resist a berry lip? Today I thought I'd share with you, my updated everyday makeup routine for the Autumn!

During the Autumn, I much prefer a matte finish to my makeup, so for primer I've started using Benefit's Porefessional. I can't rave about this product enough! It leaves my skin feeling super smooth after application, minimises my pores and keeps my makeup on for most of the day! For foundation and concealer, I obviously use my beloved MAC Studio Fix Foundation and the MAC Mineralize Concealer. I talk about these all the time so I won't ramble on! Again another product that always features in my makeup routine is the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I won't ramble on about it but just so you know it's one of the best drugstore powders I've tried! Moving onto bronzer, this absolutely gorgeous Ted Baker Bronze and Blush duo is my go to! The bronzer shade itself is perfect for my complexion, and doesn't leave me looking like I've smeared mud all over my face! As for blush my go to in the Autumn, is the Sleek Rose Gold blush. For one it's the perfect drugstore dupe for Nars Orgasm, but it also has little gold flecks in that provide a gorgeous natural blush with a little highlight!

Moving onto eyes, recently I've been using the Tanya Burr My Paradise Eye Palette, because it's simply amazing! My go to look is a brown lid with a gorgeous red in the crease. Not only does it scream Autumn, it also makes my blue eyes pop (which is always a bonus!) If you read this seasons The Edit, then you will know how eyeliner is my favourite in the Autumn. The Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner, is really good for people like me, who always make a mess with an eyeliner pen. The nib allows for perfect precision and makes the liner really easy to apply. I also forgot to add in mascara to this photo (silly me!) But my favourites this season are Benefit's Roller Lash and Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara.

Finally for lips, I've recently been pairing MAC's Whirl Lip Liner with Velvet Teddy and it creates the most gorgeous dark nude! Also the liner keeps the lipstick on for much longer, and I can eat and drink without worrying about topping up the lipstick!

So that's my everyday Autumn makeup, I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you're also enjoying my autumnal content as I'm loving creating it for you!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Autumn Room Additions

Autumn is right around the corner, and I couldn't be happier, this weekend I decided to decorate my room for Autumn. (There may also be a few Halloween decorations in there, but hey don't judge me!) Most of my Autumnal room décor is from Country Baskets as their stuff is amazing quality and such a good price. Homebargains is also a really good place for Halloween décor too, and who can forget Homesense! They have amazing and unique autumnal and Halloween finds, so there's always something for everyone!