Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter without Me* by Paula Begoun
I’m no expert when it comes to ingredients so when I want the frank truth about what works and what doesn’t, this has become my bible. Paula has a few guide tips to live by when it comes to skincare:
1. Expensive doesn’t always mean better.
2. Don’t buy products in jars (unhygenic and means active ingredients oxidise and stop working faster).
3. You don’t need a seperate eye cream.
4. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen… EVERY day.
5. There is no such thing as a miracle ingredient.
All very simple but very good advice! I’ve met Paula too and she’s a lovely person, very passionate about what she does and her own skincare line that she’s developed over the time she’s been working in the industry.
Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life – by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr
I subscribe to Who What Wear so couldn’t resist when the book came out. Nope, it’s not a life changing intellectual experience to read and I mostly love it for the pictures. But it’s a fun read and gave me some inspiration for outfits.
Very much same as the above, no – not life changing and mostly love for the pictures. I do admire Lauren Conrad’s style and wish I could manage to look as put-together as she does on a daily basis. Buying this book was my first step in the direction of being a bit more groomed…
That’s my list of current beauty/style book favourites. If you have any to recommend I’d love to know! Always on the look out for new reads!
All books bought by me unless marked with a *