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Braids, Buns, and Twists!: Step-By-Step Tutorials for 82 Fabulous Hairstyles
Braids, Buns, and Twists!
Step-By-Step Tutorials for 82 Fabulous Hairstyles
Paperback      ISBN: 1452124841

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.

Makeup Makeovers Beauty Bible: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Makeup Makeovers Beauty Bible
Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592334733

Forget extreme makeovers Robert Jones, makeup artist extraordinaire, outlines step-by-step how even the ugliest duckling can become a swan--with makeup alone In hundreds of awe-inspiring before-and-after photos, Robert makes it easy for any woman to achieve true beauty in this book, which has become the definitive encyclopedia on the subject. Unlike most makeup books that focus on celebrities or the already-glamorous, this book shows every woman how to be her most beautiful. No matter what your age, skin tone, or profile, Robert can show you simple techniques that camouflage flaws and highlight each woman's unique beauty. Best of all, it's EASY Even if you've never worn makeup before, you can learn how to bring out your best in just a few minutes.

This stunning book is also a full-color guide to applying wedding makeup, with countless stunning before-and-after pictures of regular women throughout. It is highly instructional and does not just show model perfect women, instead it focuses on the girl next door, your best friend and you. Every woman can be beautiful on her wedding day, no matter what her age or ethnic background, with Robert's makeup techniques. It features special makeup techniques for morning, midday, afternoon and evening weddings; because with each time of day you will photograph differently and as we all know one of the most important things to think about is how you will photograph. There are also chapters on more makeup tricks for wedding photos, and, of course, makeup for bridesmaids and matrons of honor.

Makeup Makeovers: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Makeup Makeovers
Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations
Paperback      ISBN: 1592331823

Forget extreme makeovers Robert Jones, makeup artist extraordinaire, outlines step-by-step how even the ugliest duckling can become a swan-with makeup alone In hundreds of awe-inspiring before-and-after photos, Robert makes it easy for any woman to achieve true beauty.

Unlike most makeup books that focus on celebrities or the already-glamorous, Makeup Makeovers shows every woman how to be her most beautiful. No matter what your age, skin tone, or profile, Robert can show you simple techniques that camouflage flaws and highlight each woman's unique beauty.

Best of all, it's EASY Even if you've never worn makeup before, you can learn how to bring out your best in just a few minutes.

Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
Not Just a Pretty Face
The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0865715742

The girls' guide to giving the cosmetics industry a makeover.

Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible?

Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades.

Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration before hitting the market.

Incredible? Consider this:
  • The European Union has banned more than 1,100 chemicals from cosmetics. The United States has banned just 10.
  • Only 11% of chemicals used in cosmetics in the US have been assessed for health and safety - leaving a staggering 89% with unknown or undisclosed effects.
  • More than 70% of all personal care products may contain phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and infertility.
  • Many baby soaps are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical 1,4 dioxane.

It's not just women who are affected by this chemists' brew. Shampoo, deodorant, face lotion and other products used daily by men, women and children contain hazardous chemicals that the industry claims are "within acceptable limits." But there's nothing acceptable about daily multiple exposures to carcinogenic chemicals-from products that are supposed to make us feel healthy and beautiful.

Not Just a Pretty Face delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry, and looks to hopeful solutions for a healthier future. This scathing investigation peels away less-than-lovely layers to expose an industry in dire need of an extreme makeover.

15 percent of the purchase price of each book sold benefits the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, administered by the Breast Cancer Fund, through December 31, 2012.

Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out: Makeup * Wellness * Confidence (Modern Beauty Books, Makeup Books for Girls, Makeup Tutorial Books)
Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out
Makeup * Wellness * Confidence (Modern Beauty Books, Makeup Books for Girls, Makeup Tutorial Books)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452161844

Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her secrets to radiant beauty in this gorgeous lifestyle guide. Featuring the best beauty food recipes, fitness tailoring, recommendations on nutrients, and restorative yoga and mindfulness, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within. Building on her lifelong philosophies, she provides essential skincare routines, cool makeup techniques, the latest cutting-edge beauty treatments, and stunning makeovers to complement that inner glow. Full of inspiring photographs and illuminating contributions from experts in a range of wellness fields, Beauty from the Inside Out is the go-to manual for beautiful confidence for life.

The Essential Oils Book: Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body
The Essential Oils Book
Creating Personal Blends for Mind & Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0882669133

Discover the fragrant world of essential oils. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt profiles the healing and cleaning powers of dozens of oils extracted from herbs, flowers, roots, barks, and resins. This comprehensive guide includes recipes for natural cleaning products, lotions, and ointments that will keep you feeling happy and smelling great. Fill your days with stimulating scents as you learn to use essential oils to wash your dishes, soothe sunburns, combat stress, and improve the quality of your life.

Vogue Beauty
Vogue Beauty
Paperback      ISBN: 1554076005

This professional author team provides a comprehensive guide for the woman who wants to make the most of what she has. Beginning with an overview of the latest beauty trends, Vogue Beauty features detailed text, how-to instructions and hundreds of color photographs.

Six informative sections cover:

  • The body -- food as fuel, self-image, exercise, caring for problem areas
  • Skin care -- types, essential products, common complaints, skin cancer, dermatology, cosmetic surgery
  • Hair -- types, coloring, style essentials, health
  • Makeup -- foundation, powder, concealer, eye makeup, lipstick, blush, manicure, pedicure
  • Scent -- history of perfumery, choosing a scent, fragrance families, ingredients, making it last
  • Complementary medicines -- everyday medicines, special therapies, holistic disciplines
  • Special sections focus on wrinkles, "cosmeceuticals," lunchtime laser treatments, famous models' secrets, using essential oils and more. Packed with insider knowledge, professional advice and hundreds of photos, women of all ages will find Vogue Beauty useful and entertaining.

    How to Look Hot in a Minivan: A Real Woman's Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Mom
    How to Look Hot in a Minivan
    A Real Woman's Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Mom
    1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312658974

    In 2003, as the newly named editor in chief of Us Weekly magazine, Janice Min was busy documenting a seismic cultural shift: the making of the "Hollywood Mom." Think Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, and Beyonc --stars who proudly displayed their pregnancies, shed the baby weight overnight, and helped turn the once-frumpy bump industry into seriously big business. In the blink of an eye, it seemed, "skinny jeans" had replaced "mom jeans." Bugaboos had become status symbols. Motherhood itself had become an exciting style statement. And then--just eight weeks after her big promotion--Janice discovered that she was pregnant, too.

    "I started ogling, with morbid fascination, the photographs that flooded my office--red-carpet and paparazzi shots of celebrities in bikinis and bandage dresses mere weeks after giving birth," she writes. "I'd stare at my own ever-expanding body. Then I'd stare at Heidi Klum (who gave birth one month before my due date and managed to bounce back before I'd even hit the delivery room). How did these women do it? I wondered." How to Look Hot in a Minivan was born.

    With her trademark self-deprecating style and tongue-in-cheek humor, Janice set out to debunk some of Hollywood's biggest mommy myths. Then she brought together the industry's biggest experts in fitness, fashion, beauty, and all-things-baby to divulge the secrets behind the stars' seemingly effortless postpartum style. Serving up practical, honest, and often surprising advice for new moms everywhere, Janice and her arsenal of experts reveal:

    - The 10 Wardrobe Essentials every chic mom should own
    - How to style red carpet-worthy hair, even on school days
    - The secrets to hiding a postnatal stomach pooch
    - The truth behind the C-tuck (Do celebrity moms sometimes slim down courtesy of a combination cesarean section-tummy tuck?)
    - Hollywood's Biggest Losers (What did it really take for stars like Kate Hudson, Milla Jovovich, and Poppy Montgomery to lose the baby weight?)

    In How to Look Hot in a Minivan, Min dispels the idea that looking great post-pregnancy is only for the rich, the pampered, and the lucky. With Min's guilt-free, stay-sane strategies, moms everywhere can look and feel like stars--whether their baby is six months or sixteen years.

    The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products and Treatments: 175 Recipes from Scrubs and Masks to Moisturizers and Shampoo
    The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products and Treatments
    175 Recipes from Scrubs and Masks to Moisturizers and Shampoo
    Paperback      ISBN: 0778805301

    These beauty-enhancing and soothing cosmetics and treatments use only completely chemical-free ingredients.

    Amelia Ruiz guides the reader to effective use of all of nature's possibilities in homemade beauty treatments for complete skin, body and hair care. From aromatic and medicinal plants to flowers, fruits and essential oils, these incredible recipes and lifestyle tips enhance beauty inside and out.

    The expert step-by-step instructions for preparing all kinds of cosmetics are simple and easy, plus it saves money for any consumer. Knowing what your skin needs and controlling the ingredients in these recipes assures the ultimate in skin pampering.

    There is also a wealth of information on sunbathing safely with natural products. Even personal perfumes and home cleaning products can be made with essential oils, fruits, plants and other natural products.

    Amelia Ruiz shows how to enhance personal qualities and through exercise, diet, rest and a life in harmony with our natural biorhythms. Her mantra is "True beauty comes from within, from a natural lifestyle and a healthy and balanced diet."

    Handmade Beauty: Natural Recipes for Your Face, Body and Hair
    Handmade Beauty
    Natural Recipes for Your Face, Body and Hair
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1910254185

    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.

    INGREDIENTS

    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

    EQUIPMENT

    Glass bottle with dropper

    Step 1

    Measure all the ingredients into a glass jar.

    Step 2

    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.