Top knots, Heidi braids, French twists, oh my Chic hair is all the rage from the runways to the blogs to the city streets. This book pulls together 80 classic and contemporary styles and provides step-by-step tutorials for each one. Trendsetters from teens to professionals will love mixing up the looks for parties, the office, a casual beach day, or an elegant night out. Simple how-to illustrations take the guesswork out of styling, while glossy fashion photographs demonstrate how to tailor and accessorize each 'do. With advice for different hair types and lengths plus product tips and fun variations, Braids, Buns, and Twists is the must-have beauty resource for showstopping hair.
Cosmetics companies, women's magazines--even doctors--will swear that food doesn't affect the skin. But Dr. Jessica Wu knows that's just not true. After years spent battling her own problem skin and caring for some of Hollywood's most famous faces, she's learned that what you eat has everything to do with your complexion.
- Want to soften crow's-feet? Find out which foods will turn back time.
- Plagued by pimples? Discover the snacks that will erase blemishes.
-Worried about skin cancer? Learn what to eat and what to avoid.
- Feel a sunburn coming on? Uncover why red wine may save your skin from peeling and flaking.
Packed with celebrity food diaries and anecdotes, patient testimonials, and before and after photos, Feed Your Face is an easy-to-follow, 28-day diet plan that will help readers banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds, and generally feel better--in their clothes and in their skin.
This is the perfect book for creating and applying henna and temporary tattoos. Versatile, customizable and suitable for any occasion, learn how to create these stylish tattoos at home.Henna and temporary tattoo expert Pavan Ahluwalia is here to guide you through everything you need to know about selecting your tattoo, from choosing or creating the design, altering the size, to applying it to your body. With designs ranging from larger statement pieces for necklines and legs to smaller, discreet patterns for arms, wrists and fingers, this will appeal to anyone, from age 7 to 70. There will also be components that can be added together to create a customized design, and tips on how to add jewels and other 3D embellishments. Pavan will show you how to create henna tattoos at home, or simply transfer short-term designs with a printer or tracing paper. Whether for a festival, a birthday party, or just for fun, this exciting book will have you sleeved up with fake ink in no time.
'I've always been a girls' girl. And I know from experience that making the very best of yourself is something any woman can do. I was never the six-foot-tall pin-up. I've always been the girl-next-door who got lucky. I've come a long way in the last ten years, but this book isn't my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It's just to share some of what I've learned.'
In That Extra Half an Inch, a tongue-in-cheek reference to her love of high heels, Beckham shares her tips for finding your own style including:
- Learning how to dress for special occasions
- Shopping for everyday wear and where to look for it
- Accessories: defining the looks that work best for you
- Helpful hints for the holidays
- Making the most of your wardrobe
- How to feel confident and look great every time you leave the house
That Extra Half an Inch is a beautiful, nothing-but-the truth, easy-to-use book on fashion, beauty and style. Victoria shares her personal style secrets so whether you're getting ready for work, a night out on the town or even doing the school run, you too can feel confident and look great every time you step out of the front door.
Handmade Beauty is an inspirational guide to making skincare and haircare products at home. Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, with a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment, anyone can craft simple yet effective recipes with natural ingredients. Based on the authors' in-depth knowledge of the use of natural products and active ingredients in contemporary skin- and haircare, Handmade Beauty includes some of the latest thinking in natural cosmetics.
The first part of the book explores the different ingredients, equipment and methods you need to make the cosmetic projects. Juliette and Abi guide you through the basic principles, such as making infusions, and also explain what you need to know about storage and safety. The second part of the book is devoted to 37 luscious recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations. The featured projects cater for all skin and hair types, and include face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, body butters, bath bombs, foot sprays, shampoos and hair treatments. Step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions throughout ensure that recipes are easy to follow. The book concludes with ideas on packaging and presenting your beautiful homemade products.
Sample Recipe: How to Make Nourishing Facial Oil
Note from Author: This light facial oil is very easy to make. It is ideal for normal to dry skins, and a lovely treat for tired skin in winter. It is surprisingly quick to absorb into the skin and really doesn't feel greasy, as you might expect. It is best applied at bedtime. Alternatively, it also works well as a light massage oil to relax the face. Vitamin E oil, which promotes the healing and fading of scars, is usually available in dilution with another oil, such as sweet almond oil.
4 tsp rice bran oil
2 tsp vitamin E oil in dilution sweet almond oil
1 1/2 tsp argan oil
2 1/2 tsp rosehip oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
Makes 3 1/2 tbsp of facial oil
Glass bottle with dropper
Measure all the ingredients into a glass jar.
Stir to mix the oils and then pour into a sterilized, airtight glass bottle with dropper. Label with the date and ingredients used.
HOW TO APPLY
Using your fingertips, apply a small amount to the face with light, upward movements.
Note: Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. The facial oil will keep for 6 months to a year.
The natural skin care industry is growing, with more and more consumers seeking nontoxic, all-natural products. Now they can make their own at home, less expensively and with fewer additives.
In Pure Skin Care, best-selling author and long-time formulator of natural products Stephanie L. Tourles shares her 78 all-time favorite recipes for facial cleansers and scrubs, masks, moisturizers, and steams, along with creams, balms, and exfoliants for the entire body, all formulated to meet the most up-to-date green beauty standards. Readers will find specialized formulas for feet, hands, and sun protection, along with instructions for customizing recipes for particular skin types and easy-to-make treatments for common skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and wrinkles. This book features soothing, pampering, healing, and restorative formulas for all ages and needs.
The magical art of mehndi, or henna painting, has been practiced for centuries in India, Africa, and the Middle East, and now it has finally arrived in the West. Packed with inspirational photographs of traditional and contemporary mehndi, this complete resource offers everything you need to create your own beautiful henna designs, including:- dozens of practice exercises and sample illustrations
- a foolproof recipe for mixing the henna paste
- step-by-step instructions on how to apply your mehndi design
- insider's tips from professional mehndi artists and more
Use the principles of feng shui to promote both inner and outer beauty.- Includes daily exercises to deepen self-awareness, alter destructive behavior patterns, and create an effective spiritual practice. - An excellent way to treat skin-care problems such as wrinkles, acne, and dryness without resorting to medications. - By the author of Body Feng Shui. Many people are now familiar with the use of feng shui to design living spaces that harmonize with the landscape and that enhance the positive aspects of one's life. Few people know, however, that these same feng shui principles can be applied to the human body to chart the relationship between inner character and outer appearance. Focusing on the special needs of women, Beauty Feng Shui explains the spiritual and physical meaning of each part of the body according to min xiang shue--body feng shui--and provides exercises and meditations to restore harmony to those areas compromised by energy imbalances. A wide spectrum of specific beauty and health concerns is addressed, including acne, menstrual cramps, wrinkles, and overly dry or oily skin. But beauty is not only skin deep. Chao-Hsiu Chen also discusses inner beauty and how to strengthen it through meditation, visualization, and imagination. She includes daily exercises that allow the reader to deepen self-awareness, alter destructive behavior patterns, and create an effective spiritual practice. More than one hundred illustrations show these exercises and special Chinese characters for use in meditation and visualization.