Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll-Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best

Beauty Confidential: The No Preaching, No Lies, Advice-You'll-Actually-Use Guide to Looking Your Best

Nadine Haobsh

Language: English

Pages: 299

ISBN: 2:00225096

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Renowned beauty expert Nadine Haobsh has the answers to the world's really BIG questions:

• How much should I tip my hair stylist (and the shampoo girl and the colorist)?
• How red can I go before my lips make me look too vampy?
• What's the best perfume for my lifestyle?
• What's the proper method for using that most important beauty accessory, the eyelash curler?
• Is it ever too early to get Botox?

Forget celebrity trends and complicated how-to books. In Beauty Confidential, Nadine names names and provides the inside scoop on the products that are worth it and those to forget. In this must-have handbook for the modern girl, she offers industry secrets and insider tips on everything beauty—from how to make a dye job last to finding the ideal mascara to creating the perfect ponytail—fearlessly debunking with wit, style, and smarts the common beauty myths perpetuated by the top magazines. With Nadine's expert guidance and priceless secrets, you'll learn how to put yourself together flawlessly in under ten minutes . . . and you'll have the best skin and hair at any age!

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hair this way and that, until he’s convinced he’s achieved the perfect look guaranteed to turn the head of every male within a five-mile radius. It’s kind of embarrassing the first time and entertaining the second, but by the third, it just gets old. You start to worry: Is he straight? Is he attracted to me? Should I start wearing makeup to the salon? Am I getting a zit? What if he’s gay? Is he just doing it for a bigger tip? When I go to the salon, I want to relax, forget all my worries, and

“Good ser vice deserves to be recognized. Just like a restaurant, a salon is a ser vice industry, and it’s expected you will acknowledge those who have assisted you. Giving 15 to 20 percent of the cost of your ser vice is an average tip; it demonstrates that you like what you had done and are happy. A tip over 20 percent shows more appreciation for that awesome job you really love. Acknowledge all those who assist you at the salon—and they will remember you kindly on all your return visits.” J

debacle. Goes to show that good hair can only get you so far, then— uh-oh!—morality takes over. AND A FEW HAIRCUTS THAT WERE SO WRONG, THEY WERE RIGHT . . . Scarlett Johansson: I can’t picture any other sexy young actress with the cojones to chop her gorgeous tresses into a layered, razored mullet that wouldn’t have looked out of place on a 70s truck driver . . . or Billy Ray Cyrus. But Scarlett went there—and frankly, I think she rocked it. After all, Hairstyling 73 isn’t beauty all about

for mascara and concealer, short, bare nails, and three-seasons-old clothing gifted by various beauty companies is the norm. Lest I make you think that all beauty editors are filthy, smelly hobos, let me assure you that’s not the case. Beauty editors simply operate by the “less is more” maxim. Who has time to apply a full face of makeup, arrange a coiffed hairdo, coordinate a different outfit for every day of the week and be a fully functioning member of society? We’re only human, after all! (Plus,

BEAUTY MYTH: Buy the makeup, look just like the cover model! Pick up any women’s magazine, turn to the table of contents, and you’ll inevitably see a tiny reproduction of the cover shot, complete with details about the makeup used to create the look. What you may not realize, however, is that the products given credit are almost never the same ones used by the makeup artist on the shoot. While popular drugstore and department stores brands are often mentioned (only one brand per month, of

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