Book Review – Get Positively Beautiful

Get Positively Beautiful,carmindy-get-positively-beautiful
The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous
Written By: Carmindy
Published By: Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group USA Inc., 2008, First Edition, 224 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-1599951430

Get Positively Beautiful is a spectacular guide that covers everything ‘makeup’, from A to Z.”

Get Positively Beautiful is a fantastic book that entertains as it educates. With a very straightforward yet glamorous layout, this makeup guide will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in an otherwise confusing jumble of brushes, blushes, creams and powders. With very detailed and concise descriptions of different makeup, tools and their uses, Carmindy puts her proverbial arm around your shoulder and shows you just how you can enhance your inner beauty and help it shine outwardly. With many stunning, colourful, close-up photographs and more then 10 dramatic before and after makeovers, this makeup guide gives you all the knowledge and confidence necessary for you to be able to tweak and/or improve your personal makeup regimen and add a little flare for those special occasions.
Have you always wondered how some women get the flawless looking skin and those luscious, dramatic lips and eyes? With straightforward and motivational guidance from Carmindy, you will soon have all the necessary hints and tools to have confidence about your own makeup application.
This book includes a suggested shopping guide for makeup, tools and Carmindy also includes intriguing questions and answers, from her fans. This is a great makeup guide for women of all ages and walks of life.
I highly recommend it!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (9 out of 10 Diamonds) – Loved it!

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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

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Book Review – Makeup Manual

Makeup Manualbobbi-browns-makeup-manual
Written By: Bobbi Brown
Published By: Springboard Press, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2008, First Edition, 232 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0446581349

Makeup Manual is a veritable treasure trove of  makeup tips and pictures; with excellent advice and direction for budding and established makeup artists of the world.”

Makeup Manual is a really user friendly and easy to understand. It is also a very detailed manual which gives hint and tips about beautifying yourself and others. With a focus on the makeup artist’s side of things, this book also has a lot of great tips for those of us at home who are just looking for useful, everyday instruction; not the ultra-glamorous stuff used in the high-fashion world.  With skin basics including nutrition and diet suggestions that can help improve your skins appearance and help promote healthy skin, Bobbi talks about essential vitamins, exercise and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Beautiful step-by-step photographs capture your attention and wow’s you with some really unique, tricks-of-the-trade.  With topics ranging from makeup artistry and skincare: toning, cleansing and moisturising, to preparatory primers, consealer’s and foundations. It also includes tips and step-by-step instructions on makeup application on the lips, eyes, cheeks and how to get that smooth, all-over look.  This book is a keeper!  I’ve learned so much from reading this vibrant and informative manual; I believe it is well worth your money.

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (8 out of 10 Diamonds) – Thoroughly enjoyed it

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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy