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Braids, Buns and Twists (Paperback)
From elaborate "up-dos" to more casual braids, beautiful buns and traditional twists, Braids, Buns and Twists! is the ultimate guide to creating over 80 classic and modern hairstyles at home.
- RRP £14.99
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Full of luscious photographs, step-by-step diagrams and top knot(ch) tips for success, the book takes the guesswork out of best-loved hairstyles and provides readers with a wealth of information for creating showstopping hairstyles: from trend-setting styles for teens to styles for professionals, parties, casual beach days and much, much more...
Written by global hairstyle blog Hair Romance's Christina Butcher, Brains, Buns and Twists! is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to taking your hairdressing skill to a more professional level.
How to Style Your Perfect Wedding (Hardback)
If you have - or know anyone who has - a wedding coming up in the near future, How to Style Your Perfect Wedding will help them with all the planning to ensure the day is as spectacular and unforgettable as all weddings should be! Even if you're just helping to plan the day with a friend or family member, it will become an invaluable resource...
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Written by the experts at DK, the book covers everything from themes to ideas for a bridal shower and even how to add hand-made touches like bespoke bouquets to the occasion. The book also provides in-depth information on dress shapes and how you can incorporate traditions from different cultures around the world into the big day.
There are also step-by-step projects to help you tailor a wedding to a couple's personalities and variations on the projects make sure it can be unique!
Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Book (Hardback)
Written by the highly respected specialists at Neal's Yard Remedies, this book will help you discover how beneficial ingredients work - and how you can use them to create over 100 organic well-being products, ranging from anti-ageing eye creams to exfoliating masks!
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The guide will also show you how to refresh cosmetic and skin-care routines, as well as advice on using the right make-up for your skin tone and how home-made natural remedies can enhance your natural beauty.
There are also step-by-step guides to simple pampering techniques that will improve your well-being, including feet and hand massages. As well as this, the book will show you how to enjoy glowing skin, a younger-looking complexion and stronger hair - without having to buy commercial products!
The Craft (Hardback)
Learn how to create some of the edgiest, most beautiful celebrity looks and discover hairstyles that you can do for yourself at home with the help of The Craft.
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Packed full of easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials - from the easy to the more complex, subtle and tricky - and essential tips on make-up basics, the book is a fun and inspiring way to create stylish and fun looks for everyone.
The perfect gift for the fashion-conscious or those looking at becoming a make-up artist, this essential guide from make-up expert Lou Teasdale (personal groomer to One Direction, no less...) is essential reading for those with a love (or obsession) with make-up and hair!
How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)
Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.
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Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.
A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible (Hardback)
Many beauty consumers now opt for natural products and The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible is the must-have guide to the best available cosmetics and treatments.
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Written by beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey, the book brings together everything a woman needs to know about feeling great, looking gorgeous and being naturally fabulous.
Many health and beauty products have been reliably tested by over 2,000 women and there are even recipes to create your own organic cosmetics, along with the benefits these will provide.
10-Minute Make Up (Hardback)
From Boris Entrup, the highly sought-after make-up artist working with prestige brands such as Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Vogue - and creating bespoke looks for the likes of Angelina Jolie and Naomi Campbell - 10-Minute Make Up provides you with the insider tips and techniques you need to create your perfect look in a matter of moments.
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Whether you are looking for a little inspiration for refining your look, want to improve your confidence or are looking to try a brand new you altogether, 10-Minute Make Up's clear step-by-step tutorials allow you to recreate gorgeous international catwalk looks for yourself. From flawless foundation to inspirational eye make-up ideas, Boris's beauty tips ensure that you make the most of your stunningly unique features.
With ideas that can easily fit into every woman's busy day, give yourself a beautiful new look in just 10 minutes.
Jemma Kidd Make-up (Hardback)
Millions of women throughout the world wear make-up, but few of them have been taught how to apply it.' This is what inspired leading international make-up artist Jemma Kidd's vision for her make-up school, product line and now book, which aims to teach a new generation of women how to use the latest and best formulations and techniques. Jemma Kidd Make-up is a glamorous, contemporary yet timeless make-up book that demystifies the art of make-up and shows every woman how to enhance her best features and feel confident in her appearance, whatever her age or lifestyle. Beautifully photographed and designed, it offers expert advice in an accessible and digestible way: informative text is broken down into bite-size chunks, with quotes, top tips, insider secrets and practical step-by-step instructions. With more than 10 years' experience of working in the beauty industry, Jemma Kidd shares her professional know-how and explains her fail-safe techniques for maximizing natural beauty. While sharing insights into her life as a make-up artist, with a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the preparation that goes on before a catwalk show or a magazine shoot, Jemma explains how she works with the latest fashion trends to creates new looks and colour schemes, and shows how these sometimes extreme looks can be adapted and toned down for everyday wear. About the Author A former model and fashion stylist, Jemma Kidd has been a leading international make-up artist since 1999 and was nominated for make-up artist of the year at the Pantene awards in 2000. She has a weekly column in You magazine (Mail on Sunday).
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Style Me Vintage: Make Up (Hardback)
Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from Madonna and Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. Whether you want to a look you can wear day-to-day or one for a special outing or occasion, this must-have book has all you'll need to recreate the decadence and fun of vintage styles. Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques, and detailed photographs for make-up from the 1920s to the 1980s, Style Me Vintage Make Up provides everything you'll need to create authentic looks - whether you want to look like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe or Madonna.
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Chic on a Shoestring (Paperback)
Mary Jane Baxter
Why throw out your old clothes when they can be transformed for very little money? With an eye for all things 'stylishly vintage', Mary Jane takes throw-away items and illustrates how they can be used to create a host of covetable clothes and accessories. An old tie can be turned into a purse, knitting needle holder, cute corsage and a belt. Silk scarves can make a return as a sexy top or skirt, and T-shirts as funky 40s-style turbans. "Chic on a Shoestring" will take you through - step-by-step - all you need to know to create fabulous clothes and accessories you actually want to wear, and provide you with lots of variations and inspiration to foster your own style. And with advice on how to find useful treasures at markets, charity shops and vintage stores, you will be making your own creations in no time.
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This title comes with 280 style ideas and step-by-step techniques. It shows you how to look salon-fabulous every day, with a complete practical guide to caring for and styling your hair, from simple styles and general haircare advice to braiding, curling and elegant up-do's. It features over 85 amazing easy-to-follow step-by-step projects reveal the secrets behind creating the perfect hairstyle, and the correct way to use wigs, accessories and hats. You can learn how to achieve fantastic smooth or textured blow-dries, ponytails, buns and plaits, as well as glamorous chignons and wedding-day hair. It includes top tips on choosing a style to suit both your face shape and your lifestyle, with a picture gallery of options for different lengths and types of hair. It features an invaluable guide to products and tools, what they are for and how to use them. Whether it's a sleek bob or a more elaborate evening do that you're after, this book shows you how to achieve perfect styling results every time. The introduction explains hair structure and biology, advises on technical services, such as perming, and how to find a style to suit your lifestyle and face shape. From tousled to silky-smooth, step-by-step projects offer a master-class on everyday finishes such as buns, backcombs and one-length sets. Quick ideas for office-to-party styles and special occasions are also covered. Packed with 280 style ideas, this guide to hair and hairstyles will have you looking gorgeous every time.
- RRP £7.99
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Style Yourself (Hardback)
Style Yourself is just like advice from a personal stylist - whispered right into your ear. With mix-and-match tips, trend reports, DIY tricks and creative styling guidance from the world's hottest fashion bloggers, this unique and resourceful volume will equip you to look your own personal best all the time. Join these up-and coming international style icons, which include Susannah Lau - who was named Britain's top fashion blogger by The Telegraph - as they explore the international concept of style. With expert advice and hundreds of illustrations that will help you tell a stiletto from a slingback or a trench coat from a duffle (plus tons of examples of how to wear them), Style Yourself puts the entire world of fashion at your feet, and then helps you choose the perfect heels to put those feet in. So...what are you going to wear?
- RRP £16.99
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Natural Soap (Paperback)
This new book by bestselling soapmaking author Melinda Coss focuses on natural ingredients and provides a wonderful range of recipes for bar and liquid soaps as well as creams, lotions and balms. The techniques section covers everything you need to know to create these wonderful soaps at home and all of the equipment needed is fully explained, so even a beginner could start making soap in no time. The recipes include fruit soaps, scrub bars, skin creams and flower waters, and there is even a section on special effects for a really special treat. With such a wide choice of design, colour and scent there's bound to be something here for everyone. Melinda also includes an invaluable section on running a soapmaking business, giving essential advice for anyone looking to profit from their newfound skills.
- RRP £8.99
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The Perfume Bible (Hardback)
In this lavishly illustrated, comprehensive guide to scent, beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Lorna McKay bring together everything you need to know about perfume, including guidance on which 'scent family' you belong to, the different strengths of perfume, the art of shopping for fragrance, 100 perfumes to try before you die plus the greatest scents ever bottled. Packed with insider info from the world's leading experts, with interviews with some of greatest international perfumers, this is an essential companion for anyone with a passion for fragrance.
- RRP £25.00
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