Eleanor Pendelton is the award-winning editor behind the Australian beauty site Gritty Pretty. Having worked for Australia’s InStyle and Men’s Health magazines, we thought Eleanor would be subject for our What a Woman Wants series. Oh yeah, and she’s gorgeous to boot.
What do you first notice about a guy’s look?
What’s the best thing a guy can do for his skin or hair?
Men’s skin is different to women’s in that it is thicker, has bigger pores, and produces more oil. Because of this, men need to be cleansing and exfoliating regularly. And, as a lot of men are outside every day, wearing an SPF 50+
is also essential.
What’s the worst?
When it comes to styling your hair, you don’t want to look like you’ve just doused yourself in oil. Use a small amount of textured paste
and warm it between the palm of your hands. Run your hands through your hair (working from the hairline backwards towards the crown) until you achieve your desired style – the key is to set and style your hair so it still looks soft to touch.
What’s the best gift you’ve gotten from a guy?
The love notes from my boyfriend.
What’s the best gift you’ve given a guy?
What do guys stress about, appearance-wise, that they really don’t need to?
Facial hair – A little five o’clock shadow is sexy. Don’t worry about your beard looking perfect all the time.
What’s one thing you wish guys understood about women?
Everything. Haha. I’m kidding.
How important is…
It doesn’t need to be neat but it should be tidy. You don’t want to be going over to his place to find moldy pizza boxes and empty beer bottles. Burning a candle is a great way to mask any funky odours.
It should make him happy.
his fitness level?
He should be fit and healthy.
his ability to cook?
It’s always a plus if a man can cook. It’s a very sexy quality. On my third date with my boyfriend, he came over to my apartment, cooked me pasta and brought with him two insanely cute Labrador puppies (as his two family dogs had just had a litter). Needless to say, he tricked me then hook, line and sinker. It worked because that was six years ago.
What’s a guy’s best opening line?
I don’t believe in “lines.” Just introducing yourself casually and politely generally does the trick.
Favorite men’s cologne
Grooming product you’ve stolen from a boyfriend
None – I’m a beauty editor so my boyfriend steals everything from me!
Beauty product you’ve had a boyfriend steal from you
Best 1st date
Dinner with my boyfriend.
Best 1,000th date
Dinner with my boyfriend.
Facial hair yes or no?
Hair long enough for a man bun: yes or no
Some men can look really good with this look but the key is in their personality and confidence to pull it off.
Manscaping: yes or no
A little tidy never hurt anyone.
Running sneakers with jeans: yes or no?
Call or text?
Emojis: yes or no
SHOP THE STORY
Have you ever gotten hooked on a beauty product stolen from a significant other?