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Summary

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. Think of beauty books - cue immediate images of coffee-table photographs of ludicrously beautiful models with few clothes and fewer time restraints, works inundated with ‘up-to-date' reviews that may as well be Edwardian or holistic mumbo jumbo on how to make a face mask with molasses and some roughly hewn porridge oats.

Not anymore…Covering everything from teenage skin to that milestone 80th birthday, botox to no-botox, celebration to grief, Sali Hughes, leading journalist and broadcaster, shows real women how to make the most of makeup's physically and emotionally transformative powers in a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup - whilst employing a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.

©2014 Sali Hughes (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Excellent guide to all things beauty

No matter how much you already know about beauty, there are tips and tricks to be learned from this book - very simple and practical ideas. Highly recommend it.

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target audience is girls 12-20

very very basic book, and should be marketed for very young girls. Narrattion is boring and not engaging
what you will learn? nothing new unless you didn't know the difference between mani and pedi before or that brand consultants in stores can be mean and get bonus from how much they sell to you
waste of time sort of book for any woman older 20 yo

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Straight forward, no nonsense, solid advice.

If you love beauty or like me, don't have a clue then this is golden.

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Awesome

This book is so honest and made me so happy and less confused using make up

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Love it

This is the first audio book that I listened to the whole way through. Sally's voice and the way she talks about, quite clearly, her passion is just brilliant. It's prompted me to listen to Pretty Iconic and I beg of her to write and record more books in the near future.

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What a waste of my life!! do not waste your money

What a complete waste of my time money and life
don't bother with this book

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