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!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

What's In My Bag // Autumn Edition


One thing that I always look forward to when the seasons change is swapping my bag around. (Does that me sound sad?) I just love getting a new bag that fits perfectly with the new season! Today I thought I would share with you what's in my bag for the autumn, I must admit it's pretty similar to my other What's In My Bags but there are a couple of new things in there! :)

Starting off with my bag, this is the Chloe Faye in Black (quick side note, this is a fake!) I've always loved this bag but the price tag is a little unrealistic for my age! This bag is the perfect size for me because it's big enough to fit in all my necessary items, but not big enough to also house the amount of junk I throw into my bag on a daily basis. (So it's a win win situation!)

Obviously my purse and phone are the two items that I have with me all the time. During the autumn, I like to add a hand cream into my bag because I find that my skin gets very dry in the colder months. Lip balm is another essential for me as my lips get very dry as well. The Smooch Operator from Soap & Glory is one of my faves! Finally I also keep the lip product I'm wearing that day in my bag, just in case I need to top it up throughout the day. The NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Exotic, is one of my favourite autumnal lip shades at the moment!

So that's everything that I keep in my bag, I hope you enjoyed having a lil' look into my bag and let us all just appreciate the beauty that is the Chloe Faye bag! :)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Edit: Autumn Beauty

Even though September has really only just begun, I'm already in full autumn mode! Today I thought I would share with you some of the beauty products, that I'm going to be using a lot this autumn! Autumn is definitely one of my favourite times of the year for beauty because all the shades are gorgeous and who can't resist a berry lip?

Ted Baker Bronzer & Blush Duo //
Starting off with this absolutely gorgeous bronzer and blush duo, from Ted Baker. I'm obsessed with both the shades in this palette, but mostly the blush as it's the perfect autumnal pink that gives your cheeks a really pretty natural glow. Unfortunately this palette is now unavailable as it was part of a Christmas set.

Rimmel London Kate Moss Eyeshadow Crayon in Rose Gold // £4.49
What screams autumn more than a rose gold eyeshadow? This absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow crayon from Rimmel is perfect for the autumn. The formula is super creamy, which makes it really easy to blend and the pigmentation is amazing!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in My Paradise // £5.99
This is my first eyeshadow palette from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, and it defintley did not disappoint! The eyeshadows are a mixture of golds, reds and browns and the pigmentation is amazing! I've been using this palette a lot recently and I've figured out my autumn eye look and it looks super pretty!

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner // £2.99
Next up is eyeliner, I only ever wear it during the autumn time as I think it looks really nice with an autumnal eye look. This one from Collection is amazing as it super easy to apply due to the applicator being the perfect size for my eyelid shape. I find with eyeliner pens that sometimes the nib is too big for my eyelids, and eyeliner ends up going everywhere! (Not a cute sight!)

Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in Purple Power //  £2.30
The last product I want to talk about is the Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in Purple Power. This lipstick is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect berry shade for the autumn time! The pigmentation is amazing and a little bit goes a long way. The actual lipstick itself smells super good too, which is always a positive!

So that's it for this post, I hope you enjoyed it and I would defintley recommend that you try out all of these products during the autumn time!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Travel Diary - Whitby

Since it's now summer, last week me and my family decided to head to Whitby for the day. Whilst I was there I ended up taking so many photos, so I thought that for todays post I would share them with you. If you ever get the chance, you should 100% head to Whitby as it's the most cutest and quaint village ever!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July Favourites 2017

How is it the end of another month already? I finally finished school for the summer and in September I'll be returning for my final year! Anyways I have a couple of favourites to talk to you about today including books and beauty.

Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg // £12.99
First up is a book favourite that actually featured in a previous post. I've only recently started reading this but oh my goodness, I am hooked! The story so far is amazing and really easy to follow, which I find keeps me interested because if I don't understand the story, I most likely will stop reading it. Girl Online Going Solo is the third book in the Girl Online trilogy by Zoe and I'm hoping it isn't the last as I'm so invested in the books and characters!

Schwarzkopf Got2B Dry Styling Spray // £4.19
Next up is a product I don't think I've ever talked about and it's the Got 2 Be Drying Spray. This product is honestly a life savour! Basically all you have to do is spray this onto your hair before drying and makes drying your hair so much quicker. It also smells amazing, so that's defintley a plus!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara // £7.99
Moving onto makeup, the first product I've been loving is the Wake Me Up Mascara. This mascara is amazing for lengthening your lashes and making them so much more defined! It also smells like cucumber so it's super refreshing on the eyes

Tanya Burr My Paradise Eye Palette // £5.99
The next makeup product that I've been loving is the My Paradise eye palette by Tanya Burr Cosmetics. For only £5.99, the quality of the palette is amazing and the pigmentation is crazy! The palette contains one neutral shadow and three shimmery rose golds. Also the shadows are super creamy and blend really easily.

So those are my July Favourites, I hope you all enjoyed this post and I would 100% recommend all the products/items I've talked about.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Summer Lookbook 2017

It's finally starting to feel like Summer now, which means one thing... this seasons lookbook, I'm so excited to  be able to wear these outfits, especially since the weather has been lovely recently! This post is also a collab with the lovely Gabby from GabbyWears, so make sure you check out her Lookbook too!

Outfit #1: THE Cutest Shirt

Outfit #2: A Tee With A Message

Pull & Bear Culottes // Now Unavailable
Primary Denim Jacket // £15

Outfit #3: Clean & Simple

Primark White Bardot Top // £3.50
Topshop Denim Skirt // £29.00
Primark Pink Mules // £10.00

So that's my Summer Lookbook, I hope you all enjoyed this post and don't forget to check out Gabby's post too!