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The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Make-up Guide for Skin of Color
The Beauty of Color
The Ultimate Make-up Guide for Skin of Color
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399153187

Iman, world-famous model and founder of a successful cosmetics brand, is aware of the difficulties women of colour have always had with skin care and make-up. In this book, she teaches readers how to work with skincare regimens and palettes targeted to their exact skin tone and type.

Curly Girl: More Than Just Hair...It's an Attitude: A Celebration of Curls: How to Cut Them, Care for Them, Love Them, and Set Them Free
Curly Girl
More Than Just Hair...It's an Attitude: A Celebration of Curls: How to Cut Them, Care for Them, Love Them, and Set Them Free
Paperback      ISBN: 0761123008

The Curly Girl manifesto is back, now completely revised, updated, and expanded by more than a third with all-new material. Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey the go-to curl expert featured in "Allure," "InStyle," "Lucky," "Seventeen," and "The New York Times"; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products "Curly Girl" is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.
"Curly Girl" is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine s no-more-shampoo epiphany "handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater"; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It s not what you take off; it s what you leave on.); a section on the "particular" needs of wavy hair; Lorraine s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multi"curl"tural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A s, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there s no such thing as a bad hair day."

Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession
Me, My Hair, and I
Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession
Paperback      ISBN: 1616204117

Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny, and always forthright, the essays in Me, My Hair, and I are reflections and revelations about every aspect of women's lives from family, race, religion, and motherhood to culture, health, politics, and sexuality.

They take place in African American kitchens, at Hindu Bengali weddings, and inside Hasidic Jewish homes. The conversation is intimate and global at once. Layered into these reminiscences are tributes to influences throughout history: Jackie Kennedy, Lena Horne, Farrah Fawcett, the Grateful Dead, and Botticelli's Venus.

The long and the short of it is that our hair is our glory--and our nemesis, our history, our self-esteem, our joy, our mortality. Every woman knows that many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.

"A terrific read for those of us who obsess about our hair. Or those who live with those of us who do. A collection that's, I dare say, a cut above the rest." --Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out
Eat Pretty
Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out
Paperback      ISBN: 1452123667
"Eat Pretty is a gorgeous book that reveals the latest research-based ageless secrets of true beauty from the inside out and outside in throughout the seasons of the year and seasons of life. Beauty-full reading to last a lifetime." --Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., CNS, and New York Times bestselling author

Look and feel your best all year long with this seasonal nutrition guide: Nutrition is the fastest-rising beauty trend around the world. Eat Pretty simplifies the latest science and presents a user-friendly program for gorgeous looks, at any age, that last a lifetime. Buzzwords like antioxidants, biotin, and omega-3s are explained alongside more than 85 everyday foods, each paired with their specific beauty-boosting benefit: walnuts for supple skin, nutmeg for beauty sleep, and radishes for strong nails. But healthful ingredients are just one aspect of beauty nutrition. Eat Pretty offers a full lifestyle makeover, exploring stress management, hormonal balance, and mindful living.

Featuring over 85 glow-getting food including celery for skin hydration, raspberries for luscious hair, dandelion greens for detox, ginger to antiaging defense, and many more.

Includes charts, lists, and nearly 20 recipes that make this nutrition book a delicious and infinitely useful package--in the kitchen, at the grocer, and on the go.

Eat Pretty is a lifestyle guide that helps you identify the foods, habits, and thoughts that are standing in your way of discovering your true radiant beauty.
  • Makes a wonderful birthday, graduation or "just because" gift for any beautiful person in your life.
  • Includes beautifully illustrated pages and recipes for nutritious inspiration.
Author Jolene Hart is a beauty and health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her work has appeared in InStyle, People, Allure, and Organic Spa.
Perfumes: The Guide
Perfumes
The Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670018651

The first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world of perfume
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world s most elegant and beautiful as well as some truly terrible perfumes. In "Perfumes: The Guide," they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in "Perfumes" not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for a unique reading experience.
"Perfumes" features introductions to women s and men s fragrances and an informative frequently asked questions section including:
What is the difference between eau de toilette and perfume?
How long can I keep perfume before it goes bad?
What s better: splash bottles or spray atomizers?
What are perfumes made of?
Should I change my fragrance each season?
"Perfumes: The Guide" is an authoritative, one-of-a-kind book that will do for fragrance what Robert Parker s books have done for wine. Beautifully designed and elegantly illustrated, this book will be the perfect gift for collectors and anyone who s ever had an interest in the fascinating subject of perfume.
Read Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's posts on the Penguin Blog."

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.

Curly Girl: The Handbook [With DVD]
Curly Girl
The Handbook [With DVD]
Paperback      ISBN: 076115678x
Celebrate the beauty of curls in a buoyant how-to, manifesto, and curly girl support group all in one.

Say no to shampoo, unplug the dryer, and kiss frizz and bad hair days good-bye. Curly Girl is the surprising bible for those with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it, from hair guru Lorraine Massey. It's all here: Daily routines for corkscrew, Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls. Homemade lotions and potions for locking in moisture. Expert tips on caring for African American hair. Fabulous dos for weddings and special occasions. How to trim your hair yourself, step-by-step. (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.) Recommendations for chemical-free products. And so much more: the care, the styling, the products, the remedies, the empowering, pro-curl attitude.

Includes:
  • Ten things to do before you dye
  • You are what you eat--and so are your curls
  • Getting kids to love their curls
  • Curly guys
  • Lorraine's 12-step recovery program
  • And check out Lorraine's video tutorials on YouTube.
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.

    Natural Skin Care at Home: How to Make Organic Moisturizers, Masks, Balms, Buffs, Scrubs, and Much More
    Natural Skin Care at Home
    How to Make Organic Moisturizers, Masks, Balms, Buffs, Scrubs, and Much More
    Hardcover      ISBN: 151074469x
    More than 80 recipes to pamper yourself from head to toe

    Through years of herbal studies and running her natural skin care line, Moon Magic, author Liz McQuerry has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and recipes that she's sharing for the first time in Natural Skin Care at Home.

    McQuerry's products are organic, and nearly all of them are vegan (beeswax is used in some). Main ingredients are easy to come by and include shea butter, cocoa butter, oils (olive, sunflower, castor, jojoba, avocado), plants and flowers, herbs and resins, minerals, clays, salts, sugars, soaps, and more.

    If you want to get your hands on great recipes, learn about your specific skin care needs, create thoughtful, handmade gifts, or start selling your own line of skin care products, this book is for you. Recipes will allow you to pamper yourself from head to toe, such as:
    • Stimulating Scalp Oil
    • Mermaid Face Wash
    • Green Goddess Facial Mask
    • Evening Eyes Serum
    • Chocolate Lip Buff
    • Deodorant Cream
    • Hand Butter
    • Herbal Dusting Powder
    • Jasmine Body Oil
    • Coffee Sugar Scrub
    • Fizzing Bath Salts
    • Funky Foot Powder
    • and more

    With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, photographs, resources, and gift set ideas, Natural Skin Care at Home is perfect for anyone looking to make their own products.
    High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care
    High Vibrational Beauty
    Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care
    Hardcover      ISBN: 162336972x
    Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty.

    Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse, founders of CAP Beauty, the all-natural beauty site and store, want to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty, foods, and mindfulness techniques with you. Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet.

    You've already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it's time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in.

    Divided into seasons and focused on self-care and rejuvenation, High Vibrational Beauty combines mantras, meditations, natural skin care regimens, and more than 100 plant-based recipes to help you achieve radical radiance. This is the only guidebook you need to create true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul.