Beauty & Make-Up Books
Discover the world's most beneficial health and beauty oils with Gill Farrer-Halls' The Complete Guide to Essential Oils. It explains how they are used in aromatherapy and other well-being and beauty treatments.
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It explains how to buy and store oils and reveals everything from scents to therapeutic properties. There is also a recipe that will help you fulfil the potential of the oil.
It covers floral oils, citrus oils, herbal oils, tree and wood oils, grasses, seeds and shrub oils, spice oils, resin and root oils and exotic oils.
In All About Eyes, bestselling author and global makeup mogul Bobbi Brown shares her expert tips for getting beautiful, show stopping eyes. The book covers basic eye care, essential makeup techniques and products, step-by-steps for stunning go-to looks (such as smoky, sparkly and natural), and tips for selecting eyewear and wearing makeup with glasses. Packaged as a small, chic, take-anywhere hardcover, this accessible manual has something for women with all different types of eyes!
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Foreword by Sienna Miller. World-renowned beauty and make-up expert Wendy Rowe knows skin inside out. In this refreshing beauty book, Wendy will teach you how to keep your skin healthy and let your inner and outer beauty shine. Wendy has devised over 70 easy and delicious recipes specifically designed to feed your skin with the nutrients it needs to glow. Each of the recipes correlates to an essential skin-feeding ingredient that will help target specific skin problems and common complaints. From cucumbers, 'the internal cleanser', to limes, 'the natural astringent' and carrots, 'the immunity booster', there are also breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients each of these familiar ingredients provide. And not only will there be methods for feeding your skin, there will also be suggestions on how to keep your skin pampered with recipes for homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers and toners, as well as an informative troubleshooting section for confidence-zapping skin problems. Wendy provides specific advice for foods to embrace or avoid depending on your skin. Split into the four seasons, this stunning book can be dipped in and out of, or followed like a seasonal plan, and will ensure that you achieve beautiful, radiant skin all year round.
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Fleur De Force started making YouTube videos in 2009 out of a passion for everything beauty and fashion related. What began as a fun hobby quickly turned into something much bigger, and she's spent the past five years seeking out the best products, top tips and easiest ways for us all to look and feel more fabulous. In The Glam Guide she shares all of her secrets and discoveries so whether you're looking for makeup tips, wardrobe cheats, first-date pointers or healthy lifestyle motivation, this is the book for you.
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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.
- RRP £22.00
From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to web video, Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than even the most auspicious drag queen would dream of in a lifetime. But whether she's swirling inside a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or turning heads on the red carpet, one thing is certain-for this self-styled fashion icon, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her career, Dita divulges the beauty secrets that have earned her a frequent spot on international best dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters. In "Your Beauty Mark", Dita takes readers through every step of her many signature looks - from her perfectly coiffed hair to her flawless skin and makeup - and turns to experts and friends in the field for authoritative advice. With diet and exercise tips, information on skincare, and tricks for brow shaping, lipstick application, eye shadow and more, Dita empowers readers with the skills, confidence, and inspiration they need to discover their individual beauty expressions. Lavish color photographs and gorgeous step-by-step images make "Your Beauty Mark" the perfect holiday gift for anyone interested in classic style.
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Make-up, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. Lisa Eldridge, one of the world's foremost make-up artists--with a very large and loyal public following of her own--has written the first real history of the subject. Face Paint will explore the reasons behind make-up's use, the actual materials employed and manufactured through the ages, the icons that people emulate and how they achieved their effects, the impact on women's lives and the present and future of make-up from high profile practitioners artists to cosmetic breakthroughs. Along with the glamorous trappings, this is also about women's history and the ways in which we can understand their story through the prism of make-up.
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Create 50 gorgeous hairstyles, from casual braids to the elegant beehive, by Berlin-based top stylist Andre Martens. Following the visual step-by-step instructions by a top stylist, it is really easy to take minutes to be beautiful. Start with basic techniques, like braiding, waves and volume, and with a little practice you can change your look every day. Learn everything about hair care, tools and products from detailed extra instructions and become your own personal stylist.
- RRP £12.99
Sketch, doodle and vlog your way through the year with The Beauty Vlogger's Handbook. This handy pocket-sized book is divided into four sections, each dedicated to one of the four seasons of the year. You can plan seasonal colour-palettes, design your own nail polishes, create make-up looks for Zoella and friends, write and doodle about your favourite products and much more! Each section contains planning pages filled with top tips, linked to the activities, to help you plan your very own vlogs, from 'Get Ready With Me' tutorials and product reviews to trends including 'No Mirror Make-Up' and 'Boyfriend Does My Make-Up'. There are 40 vlogs to plan, plus loads of inspiration and ideas for additional vlogs to be created. With line art by Emma Price and featuring vloggers such as Zoella, Alfie, Michelle Phan, Patricia Bright, Tanya Burr, Niomi Smart, Caspar Lee, Fleur DeForce, Elle Fowler, Miranda Sings, Samantha Maria and Andrea's Choice, this handbook is the perfect partner for any aspiring beauty vlogger or fan!
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From Poppy King, founder of the premier cosmetics brand "Lipstick Queen," comes the perfect guide to lipstick for every woman, from the savvy makeup aficionado to the lippie novice. Beautifully illustrated, The A to Z of Lipstick has everything you've ever wanted to know about lipstick in a charming, fun-to-flip-through package. Full of Poppy's best "Lip Tips," this gorgeous gift book will give you the low-down on everything from colour choice and application tricks, to lipstick trends through the ages and how lipstick is made. Here is the classic and classy guide that every sophisticated makeup wearer needs. The Lipstick Queen has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and many more for her insight into the best and most glamorous lip styles. Pocket-sized and as bright and bold as a well-lipsticked smile, The A to Z of Lipstick is a great gift for new lip product dabblers and lifelong lipstick lovers alike.
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If treated and nourished properly your skin will be healthy and glowing, making you feel good and look great. This book will guide you through creating your own personal range of skin care applications, tailored to your particular skin type - or any body else's. The products made use natural ingredients where possible, and throughout the book you will find details of the purpose and benefits of the ingredients used. You will also learn about ingredients that can be substituted so that you can adapt the recipes to suit your or others' needs. In this book you will discover how to: - Choose essential oils that are useful for treating different skin conditions - Design and create a range of products including a cleanser, toner, face mask and moisturising cream - Identify the ingredients that are beneficial in hand-made skin care products - Make informed choices on which ingredients are most appropriate for different skin conditions - Make tinctures and infusions to use in your products - Store your products to ensure that they are fresh and safe to use
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Have you ever wanted to introduce vintage into your life, but felt unsure where to start? Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Style Me Vintage Look Book provides all you need to know about all things vintage, so whether you are looking to completely overhaul your look, go for total vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage elements into your day-to-day, this book shows you how. Combining step-by-step hair and make-up styling techniques with a guide to sourcing vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s, Style Me Vintage Look Book's detailed photographs and expert insight from its three authors, provides you with the knowledge needed to determine an individual style. You'll also find tips on how to make retro styles work with modern accessories. Style Me Vintage Look Book is essential reading for every girl who likes to dress up!
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Love, Tanya is the first book from YouTube sensation Tanya Burr. Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it's inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I've learnt with you - to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube...and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine - so get creative and get involved! I'd love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it! Love, Tanya.
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Always wanted thick, strong, shiny, luscious looking locks? Crave beautiful, clear skin and strong bones and teeth? Let's get to the root of the problem and start with your diet. Eat Beautiful is filled with recipes you can make at home that are specifically designed to feed your body with all the nutrients it needs to glow. A no-nonsense approach to eating clean for body and mind to get you looking and feeling great. YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss starts with a diagnostic glossary of Beauty Ingredients that highlights the best things to feature in your daily food regime. She then offers a selection of fresh and inventive Drinks using everyday ingredients as well as superfoods, giving advice on the combination of ingredients as beauty treatments. Try an Avocado Smoothie, Baobab Lemonade or Coconut & Ghee Coffee. Next up, she'll help you to start the day right with Breakfasts including 'Save Our Skin' Granola, Turmeric Scrambled Eggs and Gluten-free Breakfast Tacos. Snacks & Sides keep hunger at bay with ideas for Ancient Grain Crackers and Vietnamese Chicken Bites, as well as sides for super-sized meals or dinner parties, such as Salsify Mash and Sweet Potato Fries. Soups & Small Plates has all your bone broth needs covered and makes the most of fresh produce with ideas for Artichoke, Pea & Mint Frittata with Fermented Kefir or Carrot, Feta & Walnut Latkes. Larger Plates focuses on meals that won't leave you longing for more. Try Green Tea Coconut Chicken, a Chilli, Orange Tofu with Kale Salad, Chia Chimichurri Steak or Wild Mushroom & Amaranth Risotto. Finally, Caroline offers some truly delicious Desserts & Treats that you'll devour without the guilt. From Vegan Chocolate Truffles to Black Rice Pudding and Blueberry Crumble Pots you'll be spoilt for choice. Look no further for delicious recipes that do you good.
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The definitive guide to a new generation of natural beauty, skincare and makeup. The perfect Christmas gift for all beauty lovers. Choosing natural beauty doesn't mean ditching hi-tech products in favour of homemade potions. It means being conscious about what you're buying: what are you putting on your skin, what does it do and where does it come from? This honest, expert book will teach you how to recognise what your skin needs and how to buy the best products for you. It offers both time-honoured and modern techniques, tips and guidance for all ages, and showcases the powerful ingredients and brands that you need to know about. Imelda Burke is a leading expert in modern natural beauty. She was also one of its earliest champions - her London-based shop, Content Beauty, being the first to sell some of the biggest natural beauty brands from around the world.
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Whether she's in front of the camera or behind the scenes, style icon Lauren Conrad has spent years learning from the pros and perfecting her look, and now she's sharing all her beauty secrets. In her first guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential. From tips for creating a strong foundation and maintaining healthy skin and hair through diet, exercise, and all-around wellness to everyday makeup techniques and tricks of the trade for special-occasion looks, "Lauren Conrad Beauty" provides the advice her fans have been waiting for. With new, never-before-seen full-color photos of Lauren as she takes readers through the steps to look and feel gorgeous, this is the perfect book for all of Lauren's many fans and for any girl or woman looking for pointers from one of Hollywood's most relatable yet glamorous stars.
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Great formulas for all sorts of skin conditions, from dry to oily and from young to old. Health-enhancing oils from around the world form the base for all natural cosmetics. With these easy-to-follow recipes and widely available natural ingredients, creating effective, soothing and above all natural creams, balms, face and body oils, exfoliating scrubs, shampoos, shower and bath gels and lip balms is easier than ever. Mar Gomez features really lovely oils such as monoi oil (a coconut and flower oil that is a staple in beauty and skin regimens in Tahiti), soy oil, nut oils (such as macadamia, almond and peanut), seed oils (such as sesame, hemp, pumpkin seed and flax) and some really beautiful exotic natural oils such as piqui, andiroba, prickly pear seed, tamanu and argan. All these oils have wonderful skin-care properties, and there are specific formulas for all sorts of skin conditions, from dry to oily, from acne-prone to wrinkled, from young to old. Each formula is very easy to make and only requires normal kitchen equipment and a good scale.There are formulas for anti-ageing creams, firming recipes to fight against cellulite, freckle- and spot-removing oil, moisturizing facial wrinkle cream, anti-dandruff shampoos and many others. Making luxurious, heavenly-smelling homemade cosmetics is surprisingly simple and satisfying with this book.
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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.
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This is a practical and comprehensive beauty guide for teen girls by an award-winning beauty journalist. At some point, every girl is going to come up with a whole bunch of questions about her skin, her hair, her looks...and when Alice's daughter, Molly, started asking, there seemed to be so many, you could write a book. With chapters about hair, make-up, spots, skincare, hair removal, manicures, pedicures and how to look good in pictures, this fabulous beauty bible extends a sympathetic helping hand as it guides teenagers through the minefield of often inappropriate beauty advice in a friendly and informative way.
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Following her best-selling 2009 Assouline title, Gypset Style, travel writer Julia Chaplin explores the little-known enclaves of gypsy jet-setters around the world. From the Aeolian Islands in Italy to Lamu, Kenya; North Goa, India; and Jose Ignacio, UruguayGypset Travel delves into the glamorous yet casual lifestyle of these bohemian wanderers through intimate photography and first-person anecdotes."
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Val Garland, the fashion industry's leading makeup artist, explores her career highlights and the inspiration behind her most memorable work. She talks for the first time about working with cultural icons including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Nick Knight, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and more. Structured around key themes from Val's work, from raw to colour chaos, sexy to savage, the book is packed with campaign and catwalk photography, magazine covers and backstage pictures as well as anecdotes and quotes from leading industry figures. Validated is a must-have for fashion lovers, industry professionals, makeup artists and followers of Val Garland.
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As an experienced makeup artist and business owner, Tolase Ilesanmi introduces readers to a new and essential makeup manual. The manual simplifies makeup artistry in a way that offers the reader a clear understanding of colour techniques, provides helpful tools, professional tips, and serves as a medium for nurturing good makeup practices. Illustrated with full-colour images and written for people of all colours - whether Hispanic, Caucasian, African, Arabian or Asian - TGculture: The Makeup Manual gives ample information and promises to leave an aspiring or experienced artist confident about their abilities, skills and understanding of makeup. To enjoy the book, readers must reflect and practice it's contents: page by page, chapter by chapter, and soon, they will discover it's timeless appeal to both the beginner as well as the advanced professional. The book is also well arranged for the individual who is interested in a specific topic. Readers can simply look for the chapter relating to the topic and take what they need. Whatever a reader's taste, level or cadre in the makeup industry, TGculture: The Makeup Manual has something fresh and interesting to offer.
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Over 200 iconic products that are among the best and most influential in the beauty world - past, present and future. 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.
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