Beauty minus the bullshit.
Gritty Pretty – which is expertly curated and aims to educate and inspire – also offers a shoppable edit of products deemed essential by the industry professionals who know best.
Our team of beauty editors and journalists work diligently to cut the crap; bringing readers honest and trustworthy content. Gritty Pretty’s independence is paramount; we may receive product samples for editorial consideration, trial and testing evaluation purposes, but only products that meet or exceed our discerning standards will be considered for editorial coverage. Similarly, a treatment or other experience may be given a preferential media rate or comped, but that does not guarantee or influence coverage of any sort.
FOUNDER & CEO
Gritty Pretty is the brainchild of Australian multi-award winning beauty editor and influencer, Eleanor Pendleton.
Eleanor has held previous Beauty Editor positions at magazines including InStyle and FAMOUS. She also has written for the likes of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, body+soul, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan Bride and Refinery29.
Eleanor has also been awarded several awards including 2018 Young Sydney Entrepreneur Award, 2013 Jasmine Award for Journalistic Excellence, 2013 Jasmine Award for Best Visual Feature and 2013 BEAUTYDIRECTORY Best Beauty Feature Award.
Prior to joining Gritty Pretty, Hayley has held positions as a beauty journalist at PRIMPED, and most recently as beauty editor, then beauty director at InStyle Magazine Australia. She has also written lifestyle, fashion and features for various other print and digital publications both locally and overseas. In her spare time, you’ll find Hayley sweating it out at a dance class, stretching her legs on a coastal walk, or enjoying a long lunch with her daughter Isabella, husband Michael, and their family and friends.
Morgan designed for Willow, Manning Cartell and JAG before joining Gritty Pretty in 2014.
When she isn’t creating, she can be found eating saganakai cheese at Sydney’s The Apollo,
doing damage at Bondi Beach’s Tuchuzy boutique or sipping on piccolos with her other half.