Considering just how massive the industry is, books on beauty are surprisingly hard to find; good ones even more so. Years ago I used to haunt the ‘lifestyle’ aisle of my local WH Smith seeking out new beauty books to consume, but I’d only ever find a few – less than 10 usually – and most of them were written by Bobbi Brown. So it was with extreme excitement that I anxiously awaited the arrival of Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes when it’s launch was first announced.
Sali Hughes is beauty columnist for The Guardian as well as a trained make-up artist and brand consultant for many leading beauty brands, so she has experience and knowledge from all angles making her extremely well-informed whilst being easy to relate to, all of which is reflected in Pretty Honest.
Almost everything you’ve ever thought to ask about beauty is covered in Pretty Honest, with gems such as what clothes you should take off during beauty treatments (from massage to pedicures to waxes) to what you do and don’t need in your skincare routine. There are chapters on everything from brows, to acne, with an entire section (quite rightly) dedicated to red lipstick. What I love about Pretty Honest is that it’s almost random in it’s arrangement and prioritises covering as much as possible that relates to beauty rather than sticking to any typical format.
Pretty Honest isn’t a “Beauty for Dummies” book, it’s more of an opinion piece on everything beauty that answers the questions you never want to ask from a women we would all love to grill on beauty…but now we don’t have to! Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes is in hardback for £11 here – link – with the paperback launching next year.
If you fancy getting your hands on your own copy, I have one to give away! Just follow the Rafflecoper instructions below before 20th October 2014 and make sure you’re following me on Bloglovin’ here. Good luck! xx