My favourite beauty/style books…

These are a few of my favourite books on beauty, fashion and style… I’ve had quite a thing for collecting beauty and fashion books. I just love the idea that a book will have all the answers!

Beauty Confidential & Confessions of a Beauty Addict by Nadine Haobsh

Nadine’s blog is one of the first US blogs I started reading back when I started two and a half years ago, I love her style of writing and can really relate to it. Both of these books are an enjoyable read thanks to Nadine’s style of writing – she basically encompasses someone who loves beauty, loves the idea of looking perfect at all times, but also wants to enjoy life and not spend it in a salon worrying about split ends and perfect manicures. 
So there are a lot of tips for quick-fixes and at home solutions. I met Nadine last year when she was visiting the UK and she is just as enthusiastic and bubbly in person as she is in her writing.

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.

Lauren Conrad: Style

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 *

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  1. August 7, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    love the sound of Paula’s book, heard so much about it! im obsessed with ingredients so Id say Id love it! must get it this week!

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