I don't hide from anyone my love for Lauren Conrad. I mean, have you seen that hair?! I have been a regular and long time follower of her blog, instagram and pinterest, as well as a member of 'Team LC' during her The Hills days. I even have some Teen Vogue mags knocking about with her column which says more about my age than anything. There is something about her fashion and beauty tastes that really get me going so when I found she had created an entire book dedicated to making good cosmetic choices, I knew I had to have it.
Beauty is split into two sections: 'Prep', including how to care for your hair and skin, which common ingredients are huge no-no's, how fitness levels and poor/good eating can affect you on a cosmetic level, and the impact of stress and how to deal with it. The second section is 'Play', providing a huge array of picture-led tutorials on all of the fun stuff associated with beauty, such as party makeup, everyday hair, and nail art for complete novices such as myself. My absolutely favourite part of the book is titled 'My Everyday Waves', where I feel like I am one step closer to being LC. A girl can dream eh?
But what sets Beauty apart from any other beauty bible is the honesty and relatability that Conrad has throughout. There are sections called 'Lesson Learned' as little side notes which usually allude to mistakes that Lauren has made throughout her years, as well as pictures of her 'Beauty Evolution' which includes some pretty bad makeup and hair decisions. There is also a list, with some pretty funny pictures too, of 'Beauty Crimes' we have probably all committed at some point (my frequent criminal activity involves raccoon eyes - I haven't quite found that perfect eye liner yet).
I love this book; whenever I feel like I am in a beauty-rut I grab this for inspirational and classy looks. My cousin will also soon be at the age where she wants to get her hands on some makeup, and I want this beauty bible to be in her hands before she does! Lauren also has released a book called Style, so expect a review at some point - trust me, it's awesome.
Have you read Beauty? What did you think? Are there any other beauty manuals that are worth a read?