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Style and beauty cannot be defined or bought. Finding inner balance leads to outer radiance. This philosophy is central to India Hicks Island Beauty, where she explores and demonstrates the natural resources which surround her in her Caribbean idyll and how they can be applied to life anywhere. Miles from any gym or spa India uses nature to nurture. The "bush medicine" of the Caribbean is an oral tradition passing recipes for both home cooking and health and beauty concoctions down from generation to generation. India has extensively researched these remedies and includes more than twenty essential recipes that can be simply made in your own home. India balances this with a true understanding of what busy western women want. As a mother of three and a woman who flies all over the globe herself, India is no stranger to stress or pollution and still looks fantastic. This is also the first book to present beauty ideas for both black and white women.
These twenty-seven "hair pieces" offer up reflections and revelations about family, race, religion, ritual, culture, motherhood, politics, celebrity, what goes on in African American kitchens and at Hindu Bengali weddings, alongside stories about the influence of Jackie Kennedy, Lena Horne, Farrah Fawcett, and the Grateful Dead. Layered into these essays you'll find surprises, insights, hilarity, and the resonance of common experience. Marita Golden writes about her grief over what so many African American women still endure to obtain "good hair." Patricia Volk itemizes her seventeen hair care products, each with a price tag. Myla Goldberg tells of how ill equipped she was to tend the hair of her adopted biracial daughter. And Suleika Jaouad describes the ravages of chemotherapy and the empowerment of shaving designs onto her head.
'Did you know that the way you treat your feet today could very easily have an effect on the sort of woman you will be in ten or fifteen years from now?' Throughout the 1950s, Girl picture-strips "Charm School" and "Concerning You" offered firm guidance to young girls on how to make the best of themselves. Strict footcare regimes, daily manicures, sensible shoe shopping ('if bewildered by a wide choice of styles, always choose the plainest'), and good grooming were all instilled into Girl readers beginning to take an interest in their appearance, before any bad habits had a chance to set in. And for the young woman with ambitions beyond the home, the paper ran a careers advice picture strip, 'I Want To Be...', which each week would feature a suitable calling such as nurse, nanny, typist, receptionist, air hostess or riding teacher. This book gathers together the best of those strips for a complete tutorial in making the most of your skills and natural assets. For former Girl readers who didn't care for their feet perhaps this will be a painful reminder of where it all went wrong, but those who did can bask in the good sense offered by their favourite weekly paper all those years ago. And everybody else can enjoy the comedy.
Over 200 iconic products that are among the best and most influential in the beauty world - past, present and future. `Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte Tilbury Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives. Considering which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz, and who they might be best suited for, in Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today. Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould, Pretty Iconic is a treasure trove of knowledge from Britain's most trusted beauty writer.
What if our lives, social and professional, could be changed for the better by cosmetic surgery or even a simple lunch-hour procedure?
A recognized leader in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Copeland draws on years of clinical experience to guide readers through the myriad of options for cosmetic enhancement. With input from dozens of patients, complex-sounding procedures -- from face-lifts and breast surgery to liposuction and tummy tucks -- are demystified and defined, enabling readers to approach their doctors with confidence and gain the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision.
Dr. Copeland also details nonsurgical "lunchtime fixes" such as Botox injections, light-laser treatments, and collagen injections, as well as topical peels and creams to banish wrinkles and improve appearance without recovery time.
If you are among the increasing number of men and women who want to look younger, feel healthier, and live better than you ever thought possible, Dr. Copeland's skillful advice will inspire you to take control of your own cosmetic wellness.
Whether the aim is to look like Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, or Brigitte Bardot, this retro-gorgeous tome provides everything needed to create authentic hairdos Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips, techniques, and detailed photographs, this resource to recreating hairstyles from the 1930s to the 1960s puts retro glamour right at readers' fingertips. It outlines essential equipment, and offers photos of each step of the process. It also offers photos of a classic icon showcasing each style as well as a popular contemporary recreation of the look--such as Marlene Dietrich's and Christina Aguilera's takes on finger waves, or the bouffants of both Jackie Kennedy and Joan Holloway. Whether for a special party or event, a night out, or just for fun, this must-have book breaks down the steps to recreating the decadence and fun of vintage styles, and is filled with inspirational images and tips on make-up and accessories.
When model Alex Brennan discovered that conventional, chemical-laden hair treatments could be contributing to her sudden hair loss, she started cooking up natural recipes for shampoo and conditioner in her kitchen. Using these handmade products her hair soon grew back. Alex's friends and family became interested and she started creating and testing new products with them in mind. Many of her friends in the fashion industry (models, make-up artists, etc.) began using her products both on the job and at home, and a business was born. Alex is passionate about healthy, environmentally friendly beauty and shows you how easy it is to make your essential products at home using simple ingredients that can be found at your local supermarket or health-food store. The book is divided into 3 main areas: Bath & Body, Hands and Haircare. Master homemade hygiene with a stunning collection of recipes for soaps and body washes, luxury hand lotions, natural deodorants, hair-washing and styling products, dental care, foot scrubs, bubble bath and beyond. You'll find advice and recipes for both younger and more mature skin, including rejuvenating hand creams, cellulite-busting body scrubs and stretch-mark savers, as well as natural hand sanitizers, deluxe hair masks and amazing homemade gift ideas. Whether you want to whip up a simple, super-hydrating body lotion, a fragrant citrus shampoo or an all-natural teeth whitener, this book makes sure that your kitchen is the only cosmetics counter you'll ever need to visit.
From rocking red shoes in summer to perfecting your postholiday thank-you notes, "A Year in High Heels" is the ultimate style guide for all fashion-forward females. Fashion journalist and bestselling author Camilla Morton has gathered together an eclectic collection of inspiring suggestions, sensible advice, and surprising how-tos to guide every glamour girl through the year--with witty, smart, and fun tips on how to walk the red carpet, curate an exhibition, blog your way to fame, spice up your public speaking, and make even the mundane magical.
Gisele Bundchen, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson, and other fashion icons share secret tips on where to find inspiration; while Dita Von Teese, Anya Hindmarch, and Christian Lacroix explain how to tease, how to go green, and how to appreciate opera. Filled with unique challenges and infinitely fun ideas, this is the guide to a guaranteed extraordinary year!
Brown skin has a naturally warm, glowing complexion that ranges in shade from yellow to olive to dark brown and black (Asian, Latin, African-American, and Native American skin). The extra melanin that imparts these rich tones and helps protect skin from the sun can also make brown skin vulnerable to discoloration, uneven tone, scarring, and breakouts. This unique book will help you enhance and protect the health and beauty of your brown skin, as well as your hair and nails. Dr. Susan Taylor, a Harvard-trained dermatologist, bases her advice on more than twenty years of experience treating patients in private practice and at the Skin of Color Center in New York City, which she founded.
Dr. Taylor explains how to:
One man's passion for perfume leads him to explore one of the most intriguing scientific mysteries: What makes one molecule smell of garlic while another smells of rose?
In this witty, engrossing, and wildly original volume, author Luca Turin explores the two competing theories of smell. Is scent determined by molecular shape or molecular vibrations? Turin describes in fascinating detail the science, the evidence, and the often contentious debate--from the beginnings of organic chemistry to the present day--and pays homage to the scientists who went before. With its uniquely accessible and captivating approach to science via art, The Secret of Scent will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the most mysterious of the five senses.
The Style Bible is an indispensable handbook filled with fundamentals that every man can use to improve his dress sense and lifestyle. Divided into 11 rules, The Style Bible helps you build a versatile wardrobe; coordinate different colors, patterns, and accessories; learn which clothes flatter your body type; and navigate the worlds of shoes, jeans, and watches. You'll also learn how to dress appropriately for any occasion or environment, from meetings at the office to first dates and nights on the town. With instructive illustrations and loads of tips, The Style Bible is essential reading for every man who wants to dress to impress.
Essential oils possess hard-working properties that provide effective natural solutions to help with beauty care, housework, gardening, and - of course - our health. Better still, you don't even need a whole pharmacy cabinet full of them! Just six key oils will cover all your needs. This book presents the six oils you can't do without - tea tree, lemon, lavender, peppermint, rosemary cineole and damask rose - and reveals their multi-purpose powers. Discover effective remedies to alleviate common conditions from anxiety and insomnia to high blood pressure and arthritis, plus pamper treatments including massages, baths, lotions and face masks. There are also magic formulas and miracle solutions for keeping rooms clean and fragrant, banishing dog and cat fleas, ensuring your plants stay bug-free - and a whole host more!
150 simple ways to use this amazing, low cost ingredient. Cleaning, cooking and everything in between! * Make delicious dips and marinades * Soften your towels * Do away with dandruff * Descale your kettle * Discover sumptuous slow roasts * Tone greasy skin * Freshen your beauty brushes * Create the perfect pavlova Brimming with tips, tricks and recipes for everything from ferments to fresheners, salad dressings to skincare. Let this book show you the true miracle of vinegar. Whisked along with the no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice of Aggie MacKenzie, of How Clean Is Your House? fame, you'll soon discover the hundreds of uses for vinegar beyond being scrumptious sprinkled over your fish and chips!
A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster. `Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together' Elizabeth Taylor Beauty books. Exquisite coffee-table affairs featuring improbably beautiful models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats. Not anymore. In Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup's physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup - in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.
The book begins with an introduction to basic techniques, such as creating a flat base and working with colour and pattern, followed by instructions on achieving more complicated designs using special effects with glitter, jewels and 3D work. Practical advice is also given on how to work with various materials, such as stencils, wraps and stick-ons, and what to include in your own basic nail-art kit. Striking close-up photographs illustrate each of the 100 nail designs, which are divided into themed chapters: Diva; Pop Art; Glitter & Disco; Picture It; Rock Star; Dark Side; Haute Coat (inspired by catwalk trends).
Secretly we all want to be beautiful. And while we may not aspire to look like a waif-like model, few of us would turn down the genes that make Isabella Rossellini the icon of beauty that she is. Most of us would be happy simply to make the best of ourselves, to look more beautiful without losing the essence of what makes us individually attractive. Fortunately there are a few tricks that can help us achieve this, and this little book has them all. Packed with practical tips, inspirational photography, and fascinating facts, this stylish new edition of Things a Woman Should Know About Beauty can help you discover ways to make yourself more beautiful. Through cosmetics, treatments and a little attention to inside as well as out, you might be the only one to notice more than a subtle difference, but in the words of a woman who knows all there is about looking good..."Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful". (Sophie Loren).
The fairy godmother waved her magic wand and transformed Cinderella into a beautiful damsel. Secret Tips to Ultimate Beauty promises to transform you too, if you follow its safe and easy home-made remedies and beauty tips. This book offers solutions not only to all your beauty-related problems like acne, abrasive skin, wrinkles and blackheads but also to health disorders like asthma and acidity. It presents various options to keep your skin healthy and supple and also provides handy tips to ensure healthy eyes, feet, elbows and hair. The range of facial masks featured in the book are sure to bring a rosy hue and radiance to your face. So what are you waiting for? Pick up this book and discover the secrets to a beautiful you.
`Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte Tilbury Packed full of wisdom from Britain's most trusted beauty journalist, Pretty Iconic considers which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz and who they are best suited for. In Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today. Sali takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.
A groundbreaking celebration of ageless beauty, providing the ultimate skincare and makeup guide for women in their forties and beyond from celebrity makeup artist Riku Campo. The first makeup guide to celebrate and support women forty and over, I Am Beauty is Riku Campo's labor of love. Riku has worked with some of the most beautiful and recognized faces in the world, like Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Hathaway. But he has always wanted to create a book honoring those women we don't always see on the runaways and in magazines-women like his mother, whose beauty is everlasting. I Am Beauty includes step-by-step tutorials, advice from skincare experts, and Riku's best behind-the-chair tips every woman needs to revitalize her routine, including: Day and night skincare routines that keep you fresh and beautiful, whether you're in your forties, fifties, sixties, or beyond At-home facial massages to stimulate collagen production and optimal skin health Must-have everyday makeup tools Choosing the right foundation for all skin tones, types, and textures Tricks for modern, elegant eyebrows and keeping lipstick fresh all day Eyeshadow colors and types that work best on mature skin Finding the eyeglass designs that best complement your style and daily makeup Riku also has one-on-one conversations and day-and-night makeovers with sixteen incredible women-each with her own unique style-and shares their secrets for finding beauty in all parts of life. Comprehensive, practical, and inspiring, packed with more than 100 full-color photos, I Am Beauty is the ultimate resource for women to maintain their glow and live their most joyful, beautiful lives.
75 recipes for beauty from the author of Zen and Tonic.
What we eat directly affects our complexion and determines how we age. Diets rich in protein, healthy fats and good carbohydrates not only yield beautiful skin but also slow the aging process. With guidance from holistic health coach Jules Aron, eating for beauty is simple and pleasurable. Lavishly illustrated, Nourish and Glow lets you indulge in snacks, soups, salads and desserts you can feel good about.
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