Pretty Honest The Straight Talking Beauty Companion | Amazon
If you're a beauty advocate in any such form, you absolutely need this book. Whether you're an expert, an amateur, or simply an enthusiast, you will read Pretty Honest and adore it. If you haven't yet heard of its author, Sali Hughes, google her now. Sali is all-round journalistic whirl and has an amazing online forum (check it: Sali Huges Beauty) and she's Welsh to boot!
Now on to the book... Pretty Honest (£11) is made up of 33 chapters which each tackle every beauty subject and scenario imaginable, from brows, botox and being a bride to manicures, men and motherhood.
The book begins with an insightful guide into identifying ones skin type, mine has recently switched so I found it particularly helpful alongside Sali's advice on acne, waxing, skin conditions and crap hair days further on into the book. There's also some glorious gems on perfume, red lipstick, power-house makeup and sex-proof mascara in here too, with a fabulous comment from Sali on Chanel's signature scent: "To me, wearing No5 is like carrying a loaded pistol in my knickers."
Sali covers every aspect of beauty with a real-life perspective and honest advice, each chapter is personal, interesting and entertaining and you will learn a little something in all of them. Alongside the tips and tricks, each of them feature product suggestions and ingredients to look for within those products with a selection of high and low-end brand options to explore.
All in all, this is a funny, practical, pretty and wonderful book that will attend to your every beauty need and see you through the years. A happy purchase indeed.