Health, Lifestyle & Well-being

Beauty & Fashion

  • HMBT
    Juliette Goggin
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    Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, using only natural ingredients, you can make skincare and haircare products easily at home.

    Truly inspirational, the products can be made using just a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment. The first part of the book looks at the things you will need to make the cosmetic projects; while the second includes 37 recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations.

    Including step-by-step instructions for home-made face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, hand creams, body butters and bath bombs, the projects cater for all skin and hair types. It even includes ideas on how you can package them.
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    Christina Butcher
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    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.

    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 show-stopping 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.
  • TRYN
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    Packed with advice on nail care, polishes, tools and techniques, this DK book will show you how to make amazing nail art.

    The book explains all the tools and techniques that you need to master the skill and also has plenty of step-by-step tutorials to follow. The simple designs range from the basics of glitter hearts and art deco stylings to more advanced safari and beach wave themes.

    The book even shows you how to make your nails stand out with impressive 3D effects!
  • TIMU
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    Giving you all the information and advice you need to bring some backstage know-how to your make-up routine, Try It! Make-up Techniques will help you master all the latest looks.

    Full of photography masterclasses that show you how to create ten classic looks for yourself, the guide has advice on the best skin care, products and tools that can be used to make the most of make-up.

    Among the techniques covered in the book are wow bows, winged eyeliner and advice on how to achieve a full face look.
  • BTON
    Lynn Knight
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    Lynn Knight always loved delving into her grandmother's Quality Street box full of buttons. Now she's inherited the collection - and moved the buttons into a wooden box - she offers a part-memoir/part-history of fashion that lifts the lids on women's lives and shows how every button can tell a story.

    Passed down through three generations of her family, the book provides a personal insight through the ages as signified by buttons - from the stories of women at home and in work during the First World War to those of the first clerical girls in their silk blouses through to the short skirts of the '60s.

    Other buttons that made an impact on the lives of Lynn's family include a toggle from a favourite coat, three tiny pearl buttons from her mother's first dress after being adopted and a jet button from a time of Victorian mourning.
  • AABU
    Josephine Fairley
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    Look, feel and be fabulous forever with the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible!

    In this fully updated edition, the health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey will tell you everything you need to know about feeling great and looking gorgeous. They offer guidance and tips on everything from skin and hair to hands, feet and nails, as well as advice on getting good sleep and the best exercise methods.

    There are also tried-and-tested reports on many different health and beauty products.
  • THED
    Megan Hess
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    Megan Hess provides an illustrated guide to the beautiful garments that changed the world in the beautiful book, The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion.

    Presented in hardback and with a stylish gold trim, it tells how a dress can capture a specific moment in time, the spirit of a generation, or even encapsulate a fashion icon. With Megan's stunning illustrations of the dresses (and those who wore them) throughout the book, it's a wonderful read for any fashion aficionado.

    From Audrey Hepburn's simple elegance to Lady Gaga's meat gown, the book takes a thorough look at the ever-evolving and always-inspiring fashion industry. All the dresses are accompanied by revealing facts and historical anecdotes too.
  • ESYE
    Lisa Potter-Dixon
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    You'll be amazed, dazzled and delighted when you see the things you can do to your eyes with the make-up secrets of Lisa Potter-Dixon.

    Full of photographs and artwork, the book finds the esteemed make-up artist showing you how to prep, prime and perfect your base before transforming your look with shadows, liner and everything in-between.

    Whether you're looking for something fun and youthful or stylish and sophisticated, the book will show you how to make the most of your eyes.

    It includes hints and tips to suit all eye shapes, colours and styles and, best of all, each look can be completed in 5, 15 or 30 minutes so you can make your eyes look great in next to no time at all.
  • TNHS
    Andre Martens
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    In 10-Minute Hairstyles, celebrity stylist Andre Martins provides you with 50 step-by-step looks for effortless and contemporary hairstyles including braids, waves and curls to glamorous updos.

    All you need to do is choose a great look for your hair length and type, and then progress from the easy to more challenging and ambitious types.

    An inspiring book for anyone who loves to try out new things with their hair.
  • CBNS
    Charlotte Knight
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    Let beauty expert Charlotte Knight help you look after your nails and achieve stunning results with this fantastic book.

    From high-end to the high street, this book will take you through all the basics and essential prep work needed to deliver incredible looks - including stripes, spots and Ciate's famous caviar look.

    With different shapes, golden rules for the perfect paint job and an FAQ section, The Ciate Book of Nail Styling is a must-have for anyone who wants their nails to look spectacular.
  • HTMS
    Sally Hornsey
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    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.

    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.
  • AQPUV
    Laura Cumming
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    In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own. At first she was pursuing the picture, and the life and work of the elusive painter, but then she found herself following the bookseller's fortunes too - from London to Edinburgh to nineteenth-century New York, from fame to ruin and exile. With an innovative fusion of detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of John Snare, Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own. But most movingly, the Vanishing Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Velazquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.
  • AAMVS
    Jemma Kidd
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    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).
  • ALKOG
    Potter Style
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    How to Tie a Scarf
  • APKUE
    Lisa Eldridge
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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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    Katie Reynolds
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    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.
  • ACTOP
    Melinda Coss
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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.
  • AIXDS
    Dawn O'Porter
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    Tying-in to her new prime-time six-part Channel 4 show of the same name, journalist Dawn O'Porter is a woman on a mission - to ignite Britain's passion for vintage fashion! We're a nation obsessed with cheap, disposable clothing - but Dawn and her team of vintage style experts are here to show you why hunting for one-of-a-kind fashion gems is more exciting, better value for money, and a lot more fun. Are you fed up of the same old high street shops? Are you bored of your wardrobe? Do you fear arriving at a party and seeing someone wearing the same thing as you? Yes? Then it sounds like you're in need of a modern vintage makeover! This Old Thing is here to show you that vintage shopping doesn't have to mean rummaging through old cardigans at a car boot sale - instead, let Dawn introduce you to a world of beautiful and unique fashion treasures, and show you how to create a glamorous personal style that is all your own. Packed full of insider vintage fashion know-how, This Old Thing will take you through the history behind your fashion favourites (including the classic Little Black Dress...) advise you on how to find gorgeous vintage jewels of your own, and show you how a few simple tricks can turn an old item of clothing into a fabulous prized possession. Whether you're a vintage virgin or a retro clothing addict, This Old Thing is an indispensable style handbook offering even more of the vintage hints, history and how-tos shared by Dawn in the new Channel 4 series.
  • AECTT
    Carmel Allen
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    An indispensable accessory as well as a key fashion statement, the handbag is portable boudoir, office, bank and emergency kit for women everywhere. With chapters on the history of the handbag, a Who's Who of style-shapers, a look at the contents women carry and an A-Z of international designers and brands, this book is the ultimate style guide for all handbag lovers. This newly updated book now includes include the 'it' bags of the twenty-first century, those on the arms of every celebrity about town and on every fashionista's wish list such as the Fendi B, Marc Jacob's Stam and Dior's Gaucho. From the classics - the Chanel quilted bag, the Hermes' Kelly, Gucci's bamboo-handled, snaffle designs and Louis Vuitton's Monogram - to artistic creations from Judith Leiber, Jamin Puech and Alexander McQueen, and celebrity favourites Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Anya Hidmarch, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga, the A-Z section profiles the most coveted and iconic designs ever. Discover, too, what your handbag says about your character and check the style dictionary to find out the varied range available and which one suits your personality - the tote, backpack, clutch, drawstring, duffel, Kelly, envelope, shoulder, minaudiere, and more. With useful hints and tips on how to accessorize and over 200 colour photos, "The Handbag" is a truly indispensable, inspirational book for the many women for whom the bag is the accessory.
  • AOVKL
    Manolo Blahnik
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    The first comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume to document the influences and life work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the most influential and talked-about icons in contemporary fashion. Featuring more than forty years of shoe design, this is the definitive monograph of the work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the titans of contemporary fashion. This book is a comprehensive survey of Blahnik's work and provides access to never-before-seen photography of his designs. Drawing inspiration from the worlds of architecture, art, film, and literature, Blahnik is a master of the art of the shoe. His exciting use of color, unprecedented designs, and exquisitely sculpted heels make his shoes some of the most coveted in the world. Featuring more than 250 iconic designs from his archive, the book reveals for the very first time the inspirations behind his singular artistic vision. With insightful chapters devoted to Blahnik's most powerful relationships and inspirations-including Marie Antoinette, Diana Vreeland, Cecil Beaton, Spanish and Italian film, the works of Goya and Velazquez and the Prado Museum-this book is a personal look into the man behind the shoes. Beautiful photography and thoughtful essays by fashion writers, curators, and colleagues give readers a unique opportunity to access Blahnik's vivid and creative-filled world.
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    Olivier Saillard
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    An exquisitely illustrated examination of the influence of fashion, as conceived by Olivier Saillard and interpreted by Tilda Swinton. The Impossible Wardrobe documents three groundbreaking exhibitions curated by Olivier Saillard and poetically brought to life by Tilda Swinton. Serving as part fashion object, part catalog, and part artist book, this work not only consists of the sole record of Swinton's critically acclaimed sold-out performances-that were by their very nature ephemeral artworks-but also serves as a unique survey of the Palais Galliera's extraordinary collection of iconic clothing. This lavish three-book set presents the three performance pieces that spanned a period of three years. In The Impossible Wardrobe (2012), Swinton walks down a runway with a selection of historically and culturally significant garments from the past 200 years. In Eternity Dress (2013), a garment is tailor-made for the actress in front of a live audience. And in the third performance in the series, Cloakroom (2014), Swinton examines the special relationship between an item of clothing and its owner. A glorious ode to fashion, The Impossible Wardrobe presents and elevates couture to a veritable art form.
  • ABZMN
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    Jean Paul Gaultier celebrates the three-decade career of this provocative French fashion designer, who began as an assistant with no formal training and has risen to the rank of grand couturier. His risque and often irreverent styles-think Madonna's iconic cone bra from the 1990 Blonde Ambition tour-have earned him the designation of couture's enfant terrible. This stunning monograph explores the range of Gaultier's collections: his interpretation of modern Parisian life, play with gender roles, metropolitan style, and streetwear lines dubbed EurotrashA" and X-rated.A" Gaultier himself contributes a foreword and an extensive interview about his biography, his inspirations, and the themes of his collections, from his first in 1976 to his recent work for Kylie Minogue's international tour. Packed with images of the celebrities who have worn his bold styles, including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Marion Cotillard, and Helen Mirren, this luxurious volume is the perfect homage to a modern master.
  • AFLEV
    Betty Kirke
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    This breathtaking collection of Madeleine Vionnet's life and work has been the definitive volume on the legendary couturier for more than a decade. Now back in print with a fresh new cover, this reissue comes on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the House of Vionnet. Hailed as an 'architect among dressmakers,' Madeleine Vionnet introduced the revolutionary bias cut and created free-flowing, modern gowns that earned her an enduring spot in fashion history. This book collects over 400 photographs, sketches, and complete patterns for 30 of her most influential designs, in a gorgeous hardcover volume.
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    Patrick Mauries
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    Coco Chanel's passion for fabulous jewels, for exceptional stones, for improbable marvels, produced pieces were unparalleled in their insistence on luxury and refinement. Drawing inspiration from tradition, Chanel was never the slave of everyday formulas or mere market values. Yet she reinvented tradition in the most arresting and modern jewelry pieces, based on her love of colours, as well as her assured command of austere classical beauty. Chanel was a creature of contrasts: there was the Chanel of the most sumptuous baroque, of rococo mirrors and dazzling, playful, unrestrained jewelry; and there was the Chanel of the utmost restraint, of classicism a la francaise. Out of this dialogue between ostentation and austerity, the jewelry that Chanel created throughout her long career has been celebrated in many revivals of her exceptional taste. From the direct re-creations of the 1932 Collection to the newest interpretations of comets and stars, plumes and feathers, and Chanels signature flower, the camellia, this book is true to the spirit of her enterprise. Classic images from the archives combine with exciting new photography to bring old and new together.