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In Pursuit of Beauty

Title: Beauty: The New Basics
Author: Rona Berg
Source: library
Fun Fact: Fish scales used to be used to add shimmer to lipstick; today, beetle carapaces are used instead!
Rating: ★★★★☆
Review Summary: Great basic guide for a minimalist beauty regimen, with simple and specific advice.

Like wishing to be more creative, I suspect that wishing to be more beautiful is pretty common. Personally, I’m not unhappy with how I look; it’s more that I wish I knew more ways to do my hair than a pony tail, could put together outfits that look like I just stepped out of a catalog, and had some idea where to start with eye makeup. Some people just seem to know these things naturally – my sister, for instance, seems to have it all figured out – while other people have a mother or friends who teach them the basics. Unfortunately, I’ve never had either the desire to spend time learning or a natural inclination for such things. And it’s still not something I want to spend a lot of time on. This book was the perfect solution. Continue reading

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