5 New Beauty Books to Watch Out For

lazy perfection
Lazy Perfection: The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying by Jenny Patinkin
 (18 May 2017)
Could you use a little Lazy Perfection in Your Life?
Every woman wants to look like the best version of herself-natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated makeup steps or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her “lazy perfection” approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.
Here you’ll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you-without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products. Guiding you through an initial makeup drawer purge, through setting beauty priorities, to crafting a finished look, Jenny gives you real-life tips for spending your limited time (and budget) to achieve the results you want. With Lazy Perfection you’ll know that you’re putting your best face forward-minus the fuss!

fear and clothing
Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style
by Cintra Wilson (23 May 2017)
Wilson reports the findings of her “fashion road trip” across the United States, a journey that took three years and ranges across the various economic “belt regions” of America: the Cotton, Rust, Bible, Sun, Frost, Corn, and Gun Belts. Acting as a kind of fashion anthropologist, she documents and decodes the sartorial sensibilities of Americans across the country. Our fashion choices, she argues, contain a riot of visual cues that tell everyone instantly who we are, where we came from, where we feel we belong, what we want, where we are going, and how we expect to be treated when we get there. With this philosophy in hand, she tackles and unpacks the meaning behind the uniforms of Washington DC politicians and their wives, the costumes of Kentucky Derby spectators, the attractive draw of the cowboy hat in Wyoming, and what she terms the “stealth wealth” of distressed clothing in Brooklyn.

In this smart and rollicking book, Wilson illustrates how every closet is a declaration of the owner’s politics, sexuality, class, education, hopes, and dreams. With her signature wit and utterly irreverent humor, Wilson proves that, by donning our daily costume, we create our future selves, for good or ill. Indeed: your fate hangs in your closet. Dress wisely.


love your skin
Love Your Skin: The Ultimate Guide to a Glowing Complexion by Abigail James (25 May 2017)
The skin you look at in the mirror is not the same as that of a friend’s. Just because they swear by an amazing face cream doesn’t mean it’s going to be your skincare hero too. Your genetic background, where you live, and what you eat will all have an impact, as will your stress and hydration levels, gut health and sleep patterns. Covering everything from the key product ingredients to look out for, to alternative low-cost solutions and home-made beauty products that really work, Abigail’s advice will truly benefit your complexion.From her top habits for healthy skin, to the best professional treatments and methods, by way of facial yoga and massage, red carpet tips and backstage fashion secrets, Love Your Skin is all you need to ensure your skin is always at its best.

little book
The Little Book of Life Hacks by Yumi Sakugawa (13 Jun 2017)
Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on WonderHowTo.com, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to: – Remove dark circles from under your eyes – Make cold brew iced coffee at home – Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget – Work out at home without a gym membership – Take the perfect afternoon power nap…and more! Featuring Yumi’s signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organise and improve their daily life while still having fun.

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Hi Gorgeous! Transforming Inner Power into Radiant Beauty by Candis Cayne (29 Jun 2017)
Trailblazing transgender actress, activist, and style icon Candis Cayne has spent a lifetime learning how to see herself for who she really is, and along the way has taught herself and others how to celebrate inner beauty as the perfect starting point for outer radiance. Drawing from her personal journey to self-acceptance and comprised of a unique combination of cross-barrier, body-positive wellness and style advice, Hi Gorgeous is a one-of-a-kind beauty guide that will speak to all women.

Engagingly written, highly visual, and filled with “Glam on the Go” tips and exclusive interviews with Candis’s team of “radiance experts,” the book will cover everything from new definitions of womanhood and beauty (with elements of Candis’s own journey artfully woven in) to hands-on makeup and style tips aimed at enhancing every woman’s natural beauty.

Hi Gorgeous! opens with a foreword by Candis’s best friend, former Olympian and transgender star Caitlyn Jenner. Part I focuses on “Finding Your Natural Radiance,” Part II on “Giving Them the Highlights” (makeup tips), and Part III on “Accentuating Your True Self” (fashion, accessories, putting forward your best).

As Candis says, “Inner empowerment leads to owning who you really are, which creates true, radiant beauty. The rest is just the icing on the cake.” This beautiful, inspiring, and informative book will empower women on their own path and help them convey their radiance to the world.

 

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